Rolland Lyle Cook

30 March 1896–4 March 1986 (Age 89)
Kimball Township, Brule, Dakota Territory, United States

The Life of Rolland Lyle

When Rolland Lyle Cook was born on 30 March 1896, in Kimball Township, Brule, Dakota Territory, United States, his father, Rolland Henry Cook, was 46 and his mother, Emma H Brush, was 37. He died on 4 March 1986, in Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rolland Henry Cook
Emma H Brush
Susan Brush Cook
Jay Garfield Cook
John Thomas Cook
Ralph Emerson Cook
Irvin Henry Cook
Lucin Barber Cook
Rolland Lyle Cook

Parents and Siblings

    Rolland Henry Cook


    Emma H Brush




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 10

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Old English cōc (Latin coquus). There has been some confusion with Cocke .2 Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name, but in some cases a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ ( see McCook ).3 In North America Cook has absorbed examples of cognate and semantically equivalent names from other languages, such as German and Jewish Koch .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Roland L Cook in household of Roland H Cook, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rolland Lyle Cook, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Rolland Lyle Cook, "Find A Grave Index"

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