Thomas Vanhook

Harrison, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Vanhook was born in 1840, in Harrison, Kentucky, United States, his father, Russell D Vanhook, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Jane "Jane" Harding, was 30. He lived in Kentontown, Robertson, Kentucky, United States in 1870.

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Russell D Vanhook
Sarah Jane "Jane" Harding
Cynthia Jane Vanhook
Henry Vanhook
Thomas Vanhook
Mary F Vanhook
Margaret H Vanhook

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World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 10

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 32

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Van Hoek, a habitational name for someone from any of various places in the Netherlands and Belgium called Hoek, for example in East and West Flanders, Zeeland, North Brabant, Gelderland, and elsewhere, or from the Hook of Holland (Hoek van Holland). Compare Vandenhoek .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Thos H Vanhook in household of Russel Vanhook, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas H Vanhook in household of R L Vanhook, "United States Census, 1860"

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