Willie Hunter Cook

18 January 1878–20 August 1953 (Age 75)
Talladega, Talladega, Alabama, United States

The Life of Willie Hunter

When Willie Hunter Cook was born on 18 January 1878, in Talladega, Talladega, Alabama, United States, her father, Richard Dick Elias Cook, was 40 and her mother, Mary Elisabeth Landers, was 28. She married Benjamin Franklin Caldwell Senior on 5 March 1901, in Talladega, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 20 August 1953, in her hometown, at the age of 75, and was buried in Talladega, Talladega, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Caldwell Senior
Willie Hunter Cook
Marriage: 5 March 1901
Annie Louise Caldwell
Benjamin Franklin Caldwell

Spouse and Children

    Benjamin Franklin Caldwell Senior



5 March 1901
Talladega, Alabama, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Richard Dick Elias Cook


    Mary Elisabeth Landers




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 17

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Hunter Cook, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Willie Hunter Cook in entry for Benjamin Franklin Caldwell, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
  • Willie Hunter Cook Caldwell, "Find A Grave Index"

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