Saturday, April 09, 2011

Surname Saturday : COOK

The COOK surname is in my maternal line.  No connection has been found to the COOK line in Eileen's family. The origins of the surname are unknown at this time.

Stories and history:

Ahnentafel # 57: Clara Cook (1848-1943).  Clara was born November 16, 1848 in Ohio.  She married October 1, 1869 in Butler County, Ohio to Carey W. Lambertson (1847-1918).  Carey was born April 29, 1847 in Butler County, Ohio.  They raised 5 children in Hamilton and Madison Counties, Indiana, where Carey was a farmer.  Carey died March 18, 1918 in Elwood, Madison County, Indiana.  After his death, Clara lived with various relatives, being counted in 1920 and 1930 census records living with daughter, Maud. Clara died January 23, 1943 in Atlanta, Hamilton County, Indiana.  Both are buried in the Elwood City Cemetery, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana.

Ahnentafel # 114: William Cook.  Clara's death certificate in Hamilton County lists her parents as William Cook, born in Virginia and ____ Hirharger, born in Virginia.  I have not been able to verify this information.  I've been unsuccessful in locating Clara in the 1850 census in Ohio, where later census records indicate she was born.  I've tried variations of the Cook name, including German spellings of Koch, hoping to find her there.

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Surname Saturday – create a post in which you discuss a surname and mention its origins, its geographical location(s) and how it fits into your genealogy research. Surname Saturday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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