Jessie Mildred Cook

9 November 1928–24 February 1983 (Age 54)
Wheeler, Wheeler, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Jessie Mildred

When Jessie Mildred Cook was born on 9 November 1928, in Wheeler, Wheeler, Texas, United States, her father, Jesse Melton Cook, was 34 and her mother, Amanda Leonora Tucker, was 29. She married Grady Edward Green in December 1946, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States. She died on 24 February 1983, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Robert Lavon Taylor
Jessie Mildred Cook
Marriage: 18 August 1959
William Dewayne Taylor
Robin Levon Taylor

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 August 1959
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
    1929 · The Great Depression Arrives
    Age 1
    Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
    1944 · The G.I Bill
    Age 16
    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    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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    Sources (9)

    • Cook, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
    • Mildred Cook in household of Jesse M Cook, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Jessie Mildred Taylor, "Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998"

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