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.
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 .