Elizabeth Jane Cook

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Jane

When Elizabeth Jane Cook was born on 25 February 1850, in Warsaw, Benton, Missouri, United States, her father, Gray Cook, was 34 and her mother, Cynthia Lydia Blankenship, was 31. She married Samuel James Sapp on 22 January 1874, in Benton, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Cole Township, Benton, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 23 April 1884, in Warsaw, Benton, Missouri, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Wickliffe Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton, Missouri, United States.

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Samuel James Sapp
Elizabeth Jane Cook
Marriage: 22 January 1874
Wesley G. Sapp
Hattie Mae Sapp
William Henry Sapp

Sources (7)

  • Elizabeth J Cook in household of Gray Cook, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Cook - birth:
  • Elizabeth Cook, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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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