George Dewey Cook

27 January 1898–5 December 1979 (Age 81)
Spickard, Grundy, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of George Dewey

When George Dewey Cook was born on 27 January 1898, in Spickard, Grundy, Missouri, United States, his father, Thomas Richard Cook, was 40 and his mother, Nancy Elizabeth FitzPatrick, was 34. He married Maudie Mae Boles on 23 January 1917. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 7, Titus, Texas, United States in 1920 and Payne Township, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States in 1930. He died on 5 December 1979, in Copan, Washington, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

George Dewey Cook
Maudie Mae Boles
Marriage: 23 January 1917
Mildred Pauline Cook
Helen Lucille Cook

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 January 1917
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 2
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered
    Age 3
    Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful "oil boom".
    Age 22
    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Middle English cok, coke, cook, couk, cuk(e) (Old English cōc) ‘cook’ or ‘seller of cooked foods’. See also Kew .Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name (see 1 above), but in some cases a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ (see McCook ).Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘cook’, such as German and Jewish Koch , Dutch Kook , Polish Kucharz and Kucharczyk , Slovenian and Croatian Kuhar , North German Kuk .

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

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    Sources (6)

    • George Cook in household of Thomas A Cook, "United States Census, 1910"
    • George Dewey Cook, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
    • George D Cook, "United States Census, 1930"

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