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Ancestor is complete! Grave has been located World War I Soldier flag male ancestor  Ralph Walter  COOK

  (b. 10 December 1895 Franklin, Massachusetts, USA   d. 1 September 1957 Franklin, Massachusetts, USA )  
Cause of Death: heart attack

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Ralph Walter COOK was born 10 December 1895 in Franklin, Massachusetts, USA. Ralph Walter COOK was the child of Walter COOK   and   Caroline "Carrie" Johanne BERGMANN and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Samuel Smith COOK and Anna Jane KELLEY (maternal)  August BERGMANN and Augusta Amalie FEIGE

Ralph Walter was a soldier in World War I.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

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) (South Attleboro).  She died 15 September 1983 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 

Ralph Walter COOK died 1 September 1957 in Franklin, Massachusetts, USA.

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Ralph Walter COOK married Grave has been locatedflag female ancestor Hazel May WASHBURN-- Date: 10 July 1920 Place: Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA
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July 10, 1920
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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.


Grave has been locatedflag male ancestor Ralph Walter COOK (b.12 March 1921, North Attleborough, Massachusetts, USA   d. 21 May 2013, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA)
m. Mary Winifred LAWRENCE  April 4, 1942

Grave has been locatedWorld War II Soldier flag male ancestor Ronald Cameron "Jake" COOK (b.20 November 1922, Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA   d. 14 September 2011, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA)
m. June Marie HUGHES 17 October 1954

Grave has been locatedflag female ancestor Carolyn Louise COOK (b.20 March 1925, Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA   d. 19 September 2011, Noblesville, Indiana, USA)
m. Robert Irvin FOX 5 May 1945

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10 December 1895
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1895 Birth

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World History 1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike

USA 1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.

USA 1898 - U.S. battleship, Maine, blows up in Havana Harbor, Cuba, igniting the Spanish-American war.

USA 1898 - April 25 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the U.S. Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21 (later backdating this one more day to April 20).

USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.

USA 1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.

USA 1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.

World History 1901 - January 22 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom dies at age 81, after more than 63 years on the throne, and her son the Prince of Wales formally succeeds her as King Edward VII.

World History 1903 - Marconi sends and receives the first wireless transatlantic communication

USA 1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan

USA 1903 - October - First World Series

USA 1903 - December 17 – Orville Wright flies an aircraft with a petrol engine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the first documented, successful, controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight.

USA 1904 - April 30 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri (closes December 1).

USA 1904 - June 28 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal

World History 1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.

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

World History 1912 - April 15 - Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic

USA 1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated.

USA 1913 - December 23 – The Federal Reserve System is created as the central banking system of the United States by Woodrow Wilson's signature of the Federal Reserve Act.

USA 1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.

World History 1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium

USA 1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,

World History 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.

USA 1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14.

USA 1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.

USA 1917 - April 6 – WWI: The United States declares war on Germany.

USA 1917 - June 5 – WWI: Conscription begins in the United States.


"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: Unknown
Article type: News Article


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 health. The letter was written May 12.

Date: June 06, 1918
Location: Rhode Island
Paper: Pawtucket Times

USA 1918 - March 19 – The United States Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time (DST goes into effect on March 31).

World History 1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire.


"March 11. - Priv. Ralph W Cook, son of Mr and Mrs. Walter Cook, has been home for a short visit to his parents."

"Priv Cook was ? twice, wounded, and also suffered attacks of influenza, diptheria and red fever and is at present officially reported as dead. He will have to remain at Camp Devens until he is found to be alive, declared so by the government and honorably discharged."

Date: March 12, 1919
Location: Rhode Island
Paper:...

1920 Marriage / Partner
Ralph Walter COOK and Hazel May WASHBURN 10 July 1920, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA

1920 Franklin, Norfolk, Massachusetts

Walter Cook 49
Caroline T Cook 49
Ralph W Cook 24
Colin K Cook 22
1920 U.S. Census



"Ralph W. Cook, formerly of the One Hundred and First Infantry., A. E. F., son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cook, has begun a four years' course at Amherst."

Date: January 13, 1921
Location: Rhode Island
Paper: Pawtucket Times

1921 Birth of Child
Ralph Walter COOK was born 12 March 1921, North Attleborough, Massachusetts, USA (North Attleboro)
1922 Birth of Child
Ronald Cameron "Jake" COOK was born 20 November 1922, Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA (Attleborough) (South Attleboro)

1925 Birth of Child
Carolyn Louise COOK was born 20 March 1925, Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA (Attleborough) (South Attleboro)

1930 Franklin, Norfolk, Massachusetts

1930 U.S. Census

World History 1930 - February 18 - Pluto is discovered

USA 1931 - March 3 – The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States National anthem.

USA 1931 - May 1 - The Empire State Building Opens

USA 1932 - May 20–May 21 – Amelia Earhart flies from the USA to Derry, Northern Ireland in 14 hours 54 minutes.

USA 1933 - March, The Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.

USA 1933 - April 5 - President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a national emergency and issues Executive Order 6102, making it illegal for U.S. citizens to own substantial amounts of monetary gold or bullion.

USA 1933 - April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.

USA 1933 - November 8 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed.

USA 1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.

USA 1935 - Dust Bowl: The great dust storm in the United States hits eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma the hardest.

USA 1935 - August 14 – United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.

USA 1935 - September 30 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)

USA 1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster:

USA 1938 - October 24 - The minimum wage is established by law in the United States.

USA 1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City

World History 1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland

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 1935: Franklin, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 6A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 129
Household...

World History 1940 - May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain

USA 1941 - January 13 – All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law.

USA 1941 - December 7 - Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor

USA 1941 - December 8 - WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech"

World History 1941 - December 11 - Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. The U.S. responds in kind.

USA 1942 - February 2 – WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an executive order directing the internment of Japanese Americans and the seizure of their property.

USA 1942 - June 4–June 7 – WWII: The Battle of Midway: The Japanese naval advance in the Pacific is halted.

USA 1942 - December 1 – Gasoline rationing begins in the United States.

USA 1943 - February 7 – WWII: In the United States, it is announced that shoe rationing will go into effect in 2 days.

USA 1943 - Penicillin first used successfully to treat a patient

World History 1944 - June 6 - WWII – D-Day:

World History 1945 - August 6 – WWII: Atomic bombing of Hiroshima: A United States B-29 Superfortress, the Enola Gay, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Little Boy", on Hiroshima, Japan, at 8:15 a.m. (local time).

World History 1945 - August 9 - Atomic bombing of Nagasaki: A United States B-29 Bomber, Bockscar, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Fat Man", on Nagasaki, Japan, at 11:02 a.m. (local time).

World History 1945 - September 2 - World War II ends

World History 1947 - February 25 - The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council.

World History 1948 - The State of Israel is officially created

World History 1949 - The Soviet Union successfully detonates an atomic weapon

World History 1949 - Communists under Mao assume power in China

USA 1950 - January 31 - President Harry S. Truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb, in response to the detonation of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb in 1949

World History 1950 - June 25 - Korean War begins when North Korean forces invade South Korea

USA 1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk, University of Pittsburg, announced successful testing of polio vaccine

World History 1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends

Ralph W Cook Sons Inc

Ralph W Cook Sons Inc,
Cook, Ralph W Sons Inc Welding
664 E Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038-1399

(508) 528-5518

Ralph W. Cook, Jr., President
Years in Business: 123 c/ mm7btll/ ralph-w-cook-sons-inc

Ralph W Cook Sons Inc Executives
Chief Executive Officer; Owner; Pres-treas; Treasurer Ralph W Cook
Clerk; Secretary Ronald...

Ralph is buried at: Union Street Cemetery
150 West Central Street

Franklin, Massachusetts, USA

Added: 4/16/2008 12:00:00 AM - Updated: 4/12/2018 11:41:54 AM

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