Frances I Cook

about 1906–1 August 1962 (Age 56)
Mercer, Missouri, United States

The Life of Frances I

When Frances I Cook was born about 1906, in Mercer, Missouri, United States, her father, George Franklin Cook, was 32 and her mother, Margaret Jane Burns, was 30. She lived in Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Platte, Charles Mix, South Dakota, United States in 1940. She died on 1 August 1962, in Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Evergreen Memorial Park, McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon, United States.

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Harm J Meyerink
Frances I Cook
James Franklin Meyerink

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 0

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1911 · First U.S. Primary Elections Held

Age 5

The first U.S. primary elections were held in Oregon in 1911. 
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 16

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

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)

  • Francis Cook, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Francis Cook in household of Frank Cook, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frances Cook in household of Frank Cook, "United States Census, 1910"

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