Chester Ensign Cookson

Male25 August 1868–10 August 1944

Brief Life History of Chester Ensign

When Chester Ensign Cookson was born on 25 August 1868, in Minnesota, United States, his father, Leon Martin Cookson, was 20 and his mother, Ruth E Fenno, was 20. He married Lena Knutsen on 2 November 1892. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Judicial Township 5, Merced, California, United States in 1940 and New Delhi, Delhi, India in 1944. He died on 10 August 1944, in Merced, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Turlock Memorial Park, Turlock, Stanislaus, California, United States.

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Chester Ensign Cookson
Lena Knutsen
Marriage: 2 November 1892
Martin L Cookson
Ruth A Cookson
Harvey Alonzo Cookson
Edythe Luella Cookson

Sources (27)

  • Chester E Cookson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Chester Ensign Cookson - Government record: Death record or certificate: birth-name: Chester Ensign Cookson
  • Chester E Cookson, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"

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  • Marriage
    2 November 1892
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

    Age 1

    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 2

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 22

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): from Middle English cok ‘cook’ or the surname Cook + son, denoting either ‘son of (the) cook’ or ‘son of (a man called) Cook’. See Cook .

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

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