John Robert Cook

22 March 1888–23 July 1953 (Age 65)
Cripple Creek, Wythe, Virginia, United States

The Life of John Robert

When John Robert Cook was born on 22 March 1888, in Cripple Creek, Wythe, Virginia, United States, his father, Samuel Cook, was 28 and his mother, Bettie Stewart, was 28. He had at least 1 daughter with Vesta Farrington. He lived in Gibsonville, Guilford, North Carolina, United States in 1953. He died on 23 July 1953, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Gibsonville City Cemetery, Gibsonville, Guilford, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Robert Cook
Vesta Farrington
Ophelia Mae Cooke

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Cook


    Bettie Stewart




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 6

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

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.

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)

  • J R Cooke in entry for Patrick Daniel Diggs and Ophelia Mae Cooke, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • J R Cook, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • J. S. Cook in entry for Ophelia C. Duncan, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

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