James L Cook

23 August 1925–21 March 1989 (Age 63)
Sebastopol, Sonoma, California, United States

The Life of James L

When James L Cook was born on 23 August 1925, in Sebastopol, Sonoma, California, United States, his father, Lester Leslie Cook, was 27 and his mother, Mary Ethel Vier, was 23. He died on 21 March 1989, in his hometown, at the age of 63, and was buried in Sebastopol, Sonoma, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lester Leslie Cook
1898–1940
Mary Ethel Vier
1901–1974
Dorothy Ethel Cook
1923–1992
James L Cook
1925–1989

Parents and Siblings

    Lester Leslie Cook

    Male1898–1940Male

    Female1901–1974Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 9

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 17

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • James L Cook in household of Mary J Vier, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James L Cook in household of Leslie L Cook, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James L Cook, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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