Helen Bowker Cook

1913–1985 (Age 72)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Helen Bowker

Helen Bowker Cook was born in 1913, in Iowa, United States. She married Glen Leslie Atkin on 19 September 1953, in Illinois, United States. She died on 13 May 1985, in Silvis, Rock Island, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72.

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Glen Leslie Atkin
1922–1997
Helen Bowker Cook
1913–1985
Marriage: 19 September 1953

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 September 1953
Illinois, United States

World Events (3)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

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The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Seventeenth Amendment

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The Seventeenth Amendment allows the people of each state to elect their own Senators instead of having the state legislature assign them.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

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The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

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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