Gus E Cook ;[Jr]

22 March 1922–3 April 1977 (Age 55)
Smith, Bell, Texas, United States

The Life of Gus E

When Gus E Cook ;[Jr] was born on 22 March 1922, in Smith, Bell, Texas, United States, his father, Gus E Cook, was 33 and his mother, Hettie Lelia Woodward, was 32. He married Laurel Mccorkle in 1848. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Smith, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 3 April 1977, at the age of 55, and was buried in Tyler, Smith, Texas, United States.

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Gus E Cook ;[Jr]
Laurel Mccorkle

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    Laurel Mccorkle


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    Vertis Rebecca Cook


    Velma Cook


    Edna R Cook


    Sam Bundy Cook


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 7

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 15

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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  • Gus E Cook in household of Gus E Cook, "United States Census, 1930"

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