Margaret Norris Cook

21 October 1811–12 June 1874 (Age 62)
Churchtown, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret Norris

When Margaret Norris Cook was born on 21 October 1811, in Churchtown, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Stephen Cook, was 45 and her mother, Isabella Norris, was 24. She married John Reed Blanchard Sr. on 22 October 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 12 June 1874, in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Reed Blanchard Sr.
Margaret Norris Cook
Marriage: 22 October 1844
Moroni Blanchard
William Cook Blanchard
Willard Richards Blanchard

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 October 1844Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 1
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 19
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Margaret Norris Cooke - Relief Society organized

    Margaret Norris Cooke “This Institution is a Good One”: The Female Relief Society of Nauvoo, 17 March 1842 to 16 March 1844, by Maurine Carr Ward. The story of Relief Society began as an idea in the …

    Sources (10)

    • Margaret Blanchard in household of Jno R Blanchard, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Margreat Cook in entry for Willard Richard Blanchard, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Margaret Blanchard in household of Jno R Blanchard, "United States Census, 1870"

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