Powell Sheppard Cook

Male10 May 1887–15 May 1960

Brief Life History of Powell Sheppard

When Powell Sheppard Cook was born on 10 May 1887, in Westfield, Surry, North Carolina, United States, his father, Henry Franklin Cook, was 29 and his mother, Delilah Ellen Cain, was 25. He married Mary Elizabeth Simmons on 28 December 1913, in Surry, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1935 and Westfield Township, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 15 May 1960, in Westfield, Surry, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Westfield, Surry, North Carolina, United States.

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Powell Sheppard Cook
Mary Elizabeth Simmons
Marriage: 28 December 1913
Joseph Wesley Cook
Alfred Franklin Cook
William Virgil Cooke
Delia Adaline Cook
Nelia Dora Cooke
Edward Daniel Cook
Burlie Boyd Cook

Sources (45)

  • Paul Cooke in entry for Wesley Cooke, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Powell S Cook, "United States Census, 1940"
  • P S Cook, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 December 1913Surry, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 3

    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.

    1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

    Age 10

    In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.

    1907 · Not for profit elections

    Age 20

    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Middle English cok, coke, cook, couk, cuk(e) (Old English cōc) ‘cook’ or ‘seller of cooked foods’. See also Kew .

    Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name (see 1 above), but in some cases a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ (see McCook ).

    Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘cook’, such as German and Jewish Koch , Dutch Kook , Polish Kucharz and Kucharczyk , Slovenian and Croatian Kuhar , North German Kuk .

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

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