Harold D. Cook

1 December 1915–16 October 1986 (Age 70)
Monroe, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Harold D.

When Harold D. Cook was born on 1 December 1915, in Monroe, Kentucky, United States, his father, Clessie Lee Cook, was 25 and his mother, Eunice Viola Krantz, was 25. He died on 16 October 1986, in Lafayette, Macon, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Clessie Lee Cook
1890–1934
Eunice Viola Krantz
1890–1975
Harold D. Cook
1915–1986

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 11

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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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