Leila K "Dittie" Jones

13 December 1890–12 July 1989 (Age 98)
Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Leila K "Dittie"

When Leila K "Dittie" Jones was born on 13 December 1890, in Texas, United States, her father, Travis Fleming Jones, was 40 and her mother, Catherine Taylor, was 34. She married Roger Allen Cook on 31 March 1920, in Bexar, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 12 July 1989, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roger Allen Cook
Leila K "Dittie" Jones
Marriage: 31 March 1920
Katherine Taylor Cook

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 March 1920Bexar, Texas, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company
    Age 4
    Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 6
    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.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 26
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Catherine Taylor Jones Raises Her Sister's Children

    When Catherine Taylor's sister, Isabel Taylor Jones, died in June 1884 leaving 4 young children, (Margaret, Rosa Belle, Wiley, and Ethel), Catherine broke her engagement and returned to Waco from the …

    Sources (11)

    • Lila Cook in household of Roger A Cook, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Lila Jones in household of Travis F Jones, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Lelia Cook in household of Travis F Jones, "United States Census, 1930"

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