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He married Hazel May Washburn
10 July 1920
in Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA
The couple had (at least) 3 children.
Hazel May Washburn
was born 25 July 1900
in Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA (Attleborough)
She died 15 September 1983
in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Ralph Walter Cook died 1 September 1957
in Franklin, Massachusetts, USA.
At the camp of Mrs E. L. Wise at Lake Archer Saturday evening, Ralph Walter Cook of Franklin and Hazel May Washburn of North Attleboro were married by Rev. Melville Arthur Shafer, the double ring ceremony with special ritual being used. Guests were present from adjoining towns. After the honeymoon Mr. and Mrs. Cook will live in Franklin. The bridegroom was in the Twenty-sixth Division with George MacInnie.
Added: 10/19/2010 8:46:06 AM Updated: 11/19/2013 3:08:20 PM
Children: Ralph Walter Cook (b.12 March 1921, North Attleborough, Massachusetts, USA (North Attleboro) d. 21 May 2013, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA)
Ronald Cameron "Jake" Cook (b.20 November 1922, Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA (Attleborough) d. 14 September 2011, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA)
Carolyn Louise Cook (b.20 March 1925, Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA (Attleborough) d. 19 September 2011, Noblesville, Indiana, USA)
1900 - CHURCH BURNED. Franklin, Mass., June 27 - St. Mary's Catholic Church, one of the largest structures in town, was totally burned early last evening the vestments and service books alone being saved. The loss is...Read MORE...
1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan
1903 - October - First World Series The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It matched the Boston Americans of the American League against the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National...Read MORE...
1909 - March 4 - William Howard Taft (1857-1930) becomes 27th President of the United States When Teddy Roosevelt prepared to retire his presidency, this popular and influential politician promoted Taft as the next Republican president. Taft was elected president in 1908, serving one term. www.americaslibrary.gov - March 4, 1909
1910 Franklin, Norfolk, Massachusetts Walter Cook 40, married 15 years, b. MA Caroline J Cook 40, b. MA Ralph W Cook 10, b. MA Colvin K Cook 18, b. MA Eva M Cook 11, b. MA 1910 U.S. Census Added: 10/19/2010 8:30:33 AM - Beckie Updated: 10/19/2010 8:30:49 AM - Beckie
1913 - July 10 - The mercury hit 134 degrees at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, CA, the hottest reading of record for the North American continent. Sandstorm conditions accompanied the heat. The high the previous day was 129 degrees, following a morning low of 93 degrees. The Weather Channel -
1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool.
1918 "Private Ralph W. Cook, named as slightly wounded, is a Franklin man and the first man from that town to appear on the casualty lists. He is 22 years old and is the son of Mr and Mrs Walter Cook of 654 East Central street, Franklin."
Date: April 28, 1918 Location: Massachusetts Paper:...Read MORE...
1918 Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cook have received a letter from their son, Priv. Ralph Cook, Company L, One Hundred and First Infantry, the first one to be received since he was reported severely wounded. He say she as been ? and slightly burned while in action, in April, but has received and is in good...Read MORE...
1930 Franklin, Norfolk, Massachusetts RALPH COOK 34, HEAD, AGE AT FIRST MARRIAGE 25, B. MA, PARENTS B. MA HAZEL COOK 29, WIFE, AGE AT FIRST MARRIAGE 19, B. MA, FATHER B. MA, MOTHER B. SCOTLAND RALPH COOK, JR. 9, DAUGHTER (ERROR), B. MA RONALD COOK 7, SON, B. MA CAROYLN COOK 5, DAUGHTER, B. MA WALTER COOK 60, FATHER, B. MA, PARENTS ...Read MORE...
1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster: In the United States, the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew on board, 13 passengers and 22 crew die, as...Read MORE...
1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City
1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland
September 1, 1939
1940 Franklin, Norfolk, Massachusetts Name: Ralph W Cook Age: 44 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1896 Gender: Male Race: White Birthplace: Massachusetts Marital Status: Married Relation to Head of House: Head Home in 1940: Franklin, Norfolk, Massachusetts Street: East Central House Number: 664 Farm: Yes Inferred Residence in...Read MORE...
1940 - May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain
May 10, 1940
1941 - January 13 – All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law.
1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agree to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end. The...Read MORE...
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