William Cook

1846–
Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Cook was born in 1846, in Ohio, United States, his father, William S Cook, was 31 and his mother, Cynthia Ann Dee, was 29. He lived in Saint Albans Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

William S Cook
1815–1874
Cynthia Ann Dee
1817–1900
Diana Cook
1836–1874
Alphonso Cook
1837–1913
William Cook
1846–
Mary Alice Cook
1848–1914
Louisa Cook
1855–
Jeremiah Cook
1860–

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World Events (8)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
Age 2
Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
Age 14
Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1877 · The First Workers Strike
Age 31
The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

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.

Possible Related Names

Cookson
Cocke
Coke
Kuhar
Cooke
Kew

Sources (1)

  • William Cook in household of William Cook, "United States Census, 1860"

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