Bessie Lee Cook

27 September 1893–9 August 1986 (Age 92)
Rich Hill, Bates, Missouri, United States

The Life of Bessie Lee

When Bessie Lee Cook was born on 27 September 1893, in Rich Hill, Bates, Missouri, United States, her father, Edwin Luther Cook, was 30 and her mother, Adeline Lee Sacrey, was 27. She married James Clayton Woodin on 21 November 1914, in Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 9 August 1986, in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Mission Chapel Mausoleum, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States.

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James Clayton Woodin
Bessie Lee Cook
Marriage: 21 November 1914
William Lorain WOODIN
Marion Opal Woodin
Marjorie Ruth Woodin

Spouse and Children

21 November 1914
Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Adeline Lee Sacrey




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 11

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 25

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Bess Woodin in household of James C Woodin, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Bess Woodin in household of J C Woodin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bess E Woodin in household of James C Woodin, "United States Census, 1930"

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