• Born in 1827 - Whees, Stirlingshire, Scotland
  • Deceased 30 March 1894 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois,aged 67 years old
  • Buried in 1894 - Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Illinois
  • Bakery Owner-brought 1st crackers to Chg. & Inventor

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Name Source: Ancestry.com - http://www.Ancestry.com - 1860 United States Federal Census - Ancestry.com - Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1 - 1,7667::0Year: 1860; Census Place: Chicago Ward 1, Cook, Illinois; Roll: M653_164; Page: 149; Image: 150.http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1860usfedcenancestry&h=37304738&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=ptBirth date: abt 1833 Birth place: Scotland Residence date: 1860 Residence place: Chicago Ward 1, Cook, Illinois1,7667::37304738
Name Source: Ancestry.com - http://www.Ancestry.com - 1880 United States Federal Census - Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limite - 1,6742::0Year: 1880; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T9_191; Family History Film: 1254191; Page: 474.4000; Enumeration District: 81; Image: 0210.http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1880usfedcen&h=20752027&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=ptBirth date: abt 1834 Birth place: Scotland Residence date: 1880 Residence place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States1,6742::20752027
Name Source: Ancestry.com - http://www.Ancestry.com - 1851 Scotland Census - Ancestry.com - Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. Genera - 1,1076::0
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1851scotland&h=390741&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=ptBirth date: abt 1833 Birth place: Par Invss, Invernessshire Residence date: 1851 Residence place: Inverness, Inverness, Scotland1,1076::390741
Name Source: Ancestry.com - http://www.Ancestry.com - Cook County, Illinois, Deaths Index, 1878-1922 - Ancestry.com - Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Illinois, Cook County Deaths 1878–1922.” Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Illinois Department of Public Health. “Birth and Death Records, 1916–present. - 1,2552::0
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=fscookildeath&h=688303&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=ptBirth date: abt 1842 Birth place: Scotland Death date: 30 Mar 1894 Death place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois1,2552::688303
Name Source: Ancestry.com - http://www.Ancestry.com - 1851 Scotland Census - Ancestry.com - Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. Genera - 1,1076::0
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1851scotland&h=3152405&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=ptBirth date: abt 1827 Birth place: Whees, Stirlingshire Residence date: 1851 Residence place: Kirkintilloch, Dumbartonshire, Scotland1,1076::3152405
Name Source: Ancestry.com - http://www.Ancestry.com - Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003 - Ancestry.com - Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - The New York Times. New York, NY, USA: The New York Times, 1851-2001.The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA, USA: The Los Angeles Times, 1881-1894.The Boston Globe. Bost - 1,50000::0
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=proquestnews&h=1318341&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt1,50000::1318341
Name Source: Ancestry.com - http://www.Ancestry.com - 1841 Scotland Census - Ancestry.com - Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.Original data: 18 - 1,1004::0
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1841scotland&h=2107140&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=ptBirth date: abt 1826 Birth place: Scotland Residence date: 1841 Residence place: Dunbartonshire, Scotland1,1004::2107140
Name Source: Ancestry.com - http://www.Ancestry.com - U.S. City Directories (Beta) - Ancestry.com - Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory titl - 1,2469::01,2469::1234814212

Occupation: Bakery Owner-brought 1st crackers to Chg. & Inventor
Source: EmailEmail[20 May 2002]From Sharon Honaker Rab to Courtneys and Lori Samuelson.
I do have something!! I looked at an old chart that Aunt Va and I worked on years ago. John Cook. Born in Scotland. Died 1893. Doesn't say where. Mary O'Brien. Born in Ireland. Died 1901. Looks like at home in Maywood, Illinois I also have a note on a steno pad that Andrew's sister Mary's married name was Hanlon. On another page that has Newberry Library in Chicago on the top (in my handwriting), it says that John Cook had a baker. "Once in Joliette he began to make crackers. He invented a water gauge." Then there is the address 2138 Randolph St. Chicago. Then the note that someone stole the patent. There is a note that Andrew's brother Will was born in Chicago in 1855. He was a railroad engineer and then a blacksmith. Then the date 1929. Then a name Aunt Mary Hanlon, 1857. Apparently the mother of Daisy and Mabel. Then a note that Andrew was a factory worker and he died in Porter, Indiana of a stroke. On yet another piece of paper it says that Andrew Cook worked at steel mills in Gary, Indiana, 12 hours a day, 7 days a week and occasionally on holidays. The mills were under Judge Gary, who brought in foreign labor. Then is says Republic steel strikes. Then it says that John Henry Honaker (my grandfather), when discharged from the Army, was a guard at the steel mills and carried two pearl handled revolvers. While we are at this, I have a James Thompson married to a Rosa Pearl Kersten, who was born Aug 9, 1882 in Chicago. And they had Jeannette Thomson Olson. No dates. And a Sadie Grace DeWolf Wilcox who died in Inverness, Florida on Sept. 2, 1953, age 74 years, 9 months. The notation wonders if it is Mary's 1/2 sister. I think this is all in a packet that you have and probably appears on the charts you have given me, but, if not, I have more scribbles on this paper. Looks like Aunt Va's handwriting. That's all I have, but I put in a call to Aunt Va. She wasn't home-isn't that great-probably means they are at Bob Evans. SReply from Mary Anne Courtney 20 May 2002: I'm curious about the parents of Andrew Cook.... we know that his father John Cook was a baker and came from Scotland and his mother Mary came from Ireland. we know this from the 9 Jul 1860 Chicago census where John (age looks like 27) is listed with many (age 26 or 28) and children William (4), Mary (2) and Andrew (1)..... some other source gives us Mary's maiden name as O'Brien but after that we have no information don't know when they died or where or for that matter where they are buried... anyone have any ideas? I've looked for John Cook in the 1970 census but didn't find any with appropriate children.... always more questions???? mary anne
Checked NYC Directories from 1851-1854. Many John Cooks and Cookes but none a cook/baker.

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