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George Cook

George Cook

Male 1883 - 1968  (85 years)

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  • Name George Cook 
    Relationshipwith George William Craxford
    Residence 1883  59, Friars Causeway, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 12 Jan 1883  Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1901  35, Tudor Road, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • This was the parental home
    Residence 1909  103, Bosworth Street, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1901-1909 
    Grocer's warehouseman 
    Residence 1911  37, Wilmington Road, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1916  112, Wycliffe Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1916 
    Foreman of shoe room 
    Military Service 1917  Malta Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1918  29, St Michael's Mount, Northampton, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1918 
    Manager 
    Residence 1939  87, Sibson Road, Birstall, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1939 
    Grocery provision dealer and sub postmaster 
    Residence 1950-1960  25, Westover Road, Braunstone, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1960-1964  Bruce Street, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1965-1968  358, Fosse Road North, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 9 Jun 1968  Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I176  Extended Craxford Family | The maternal side of Newfloridian's tree TEAL pages I179 (Walter Cook) + I193 (John Naylor)
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2015 

    Father Walter Cook,   b. 1854, Grandborough, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1921, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Burditt,   b. 1849, Lubenham, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1931, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1874  Lubenham, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Reference:
    Witnesses 9 Nov 1874 
    Her brothers William (and his wife Fanny) and George and sister Maria 
    Photos
    The children of Walter Cook
    The children of Walter Cook
    Seated: Elizabeth (Auntie Betty); George; Ada Anne (Auntie Annie).
    Standing: Edwin Putterill (Uncle Ted); Ethel Goodall; Arthur Unwin (Uncle 'Appy)

    Leicester (West End) 1902
    Leicester (West End) 1902
    Leicester from an Old Ordnance Survey map (Leicester NW) 1902. The area around the Great Central railway station, West Bridge and King Richard's Road has been demolished and extensively redeveloped since Walter Cook and his family lived in the area.
    Avondale, Wentworth Road, Leicester
    Avondale, Wentworth Road, Leicester
    Home of the Cook family in 1906
    Census Returns
    RG: Cook, Walter (1881) and family
    RG: Cook, Walter (1881) and family
    Cook Walter       Head M 27 Waggoner  Grandborough, Buckinghamshire
    Cook Elizabeth Wife M 31 Lubenham, Leicestershire
    Cook Jesse Haddon Dau S 4 Leicester
    Cook Mary Ann Dau S 7mo Leicester

    Ref: England Census RG11/3179 Leicester West 30 21
    RG: Cook, Walter (1891) and family
    RG: Cook, Walter (1891) and family
    Jewry Wall Street was in the area of Leicester around the Great Central Railway Station.
    Cook Walter        Head M 37 Grocer's Assistant Granboro, Buckinghamshire
    Cook Elizabeth Wife M 41 Lubenham, Leicestershire
    Cook Jessie Haddon Dau S 14 Shoe Fitter Leicester
    Cook Mary Ann Dau S 10 Scholar Leicester
    Cook George Son S 8 Leicester
    Cook Annie Dau S 3 Leicester
    Cook Elizabeth Dau S 1 Leicester

    Ref: England Census RG12/2542 Leicester West 61 16
    RG: Cook, Walter (1901) and family
    RG: Cook, Walter (1901) and family
    Walter and his family were living at 35 Tudor Road, Leicester. Elijah Benson subsequently married daughter Jessie. Nellie Youle was taken in by the family and ultimately adopted.
    Cook   Walter    M Head 47 Foreman Stableman Grandborough Bucks
    Cook Elizabeth M Wife 51 Lubenham, Leics
    Cook Jessie H S Dau 24 Fitter Boot&Shoe Leicester
    Cook Mary A S Dau 20 Tailoress Leicester
    Cook George S Son 18 Warehouseman Leicester
    Cook Ada A S Dau 13 Packer Boot&Shoe Leicester
    Cook Elizabeth S Dau 12 Schoolgirl Leicester
    Youle Nellie S Brdr 6 Schoolgirl Leicester
    Benson Elijah S Brdr 25 Insurance Agent Kidsgrove, Staffs

    Ref: England Census RG13/3009 Leicester South 20 4
    Family ID F55  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family 1 Miriam Naylor,   b. 18 May 1879, Cotes Park, Alfreton, Derbyshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1916, Northampton, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 11 Sep 1909  Primitive Methodist Church, Hinckley Road, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Reference:
    Children 
     1. Hilda Mary Cook,   b. 6 May 1916, Northampton, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 2003, North Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Photos
    George and Miriam Cook
    George and Miriam Cook
    Newfloridian's maternal grandparents
    George Cook married Miriam Naylor
    George Cook married Miriam Naylor
    A copy of the marriage certificate prepared on May 10th 1916. This certificate was issued just a few days before she died.
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2006 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family 2 Kate Ethel Goodall,   b. 25 Oct 1879, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 16 Jun 1918  Church of the Martyrs, Westcotes Drive, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Reference:
    Photos
    George and Ethel Cook
    George and Ethel Cook
    At home at Westover Road, Braunstone, Leicester
    George Cook and family
    George Cook and family
    At home.
    Seated(l to r): Nellie Dible; Elizabeth Putterill (Cook); Hilda Craxford (Cook); Edwin Putterill; Ethel Cook (Goodall); George Cook.
    Front: Brenda Craxford; Alan Craxford
    George Cook marries (Kate) Ethel Goodall
    George Cook marries (Kate) Ethel Goodall
    The original marriage certificate dated June 16th 1918
    Chameleonware vases and oil burner
    Chameleonware vases and oil burner
    Blue pottery (by Clews & Co of Tunstall) which adorned the top of George Cook's bookcase
    Waring & Gillow drop-front bookcase
    Waring & Gillow drop-front bookcase
    George Cook kept his library here at Westover Road
    George and Ethel Cook
    George and Ethel Cook
    Ethel Goodall became George Cook's second wife in 1918
    Westover Road
    Westover Road
    George and Ethel Cook's residence during the 1950s and early 1960s
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2007 
    Family ID F186  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jan 1883 - Leicester, Leicestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - 35, Tudor Road, Leicester, Leicestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1909 - 103, Bosworth Street, Leicester, Leicestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Sep 1909 - Primitive Methodist Church, Hinckley Road, Leicester, Leicestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911 - 37, Wilmington Road, Leicester, Leicestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1916 - 112, Wycliffe Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - 1917 - Malta Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1918 - 29, St Michael's Mount, Northampton, Northamptonshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Jun 1918 - Church of the Martyrs, Westcotes Drive, Leicester, Leicestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1939 - 87, Sibson Road, Birstall, Leicester, Leicestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1960-1964 - Bruce Street, Leicester, Leicestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1965-1968 - 358, Fosse Road North, Leicester, Leicestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Jun 1968 - Leicester, Leicestershire Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    George Cook
    George Cook
    Father of Hilda Craxford; Newfloridian's grandfather
    George Cook
    George Cook
    Wartime service - WW1
    The shirt is an India pattern Khaki Drill (which has distinctive flaps to the pockets); the shoulder title 'R.G.A.' is for the Royal Garrison Artillery. Several companies were deployed to Malta during the war. His stripe indicates that he was a bombadier or acting bombadier.
    “Just an Able Seaman”
    “Just an Able Seaman”
    In the role of Ralph Rackstraw - "HMS Pinafore" March 1922
    “The Captain of the Pinafore”
    “The Captain of the Pinafore”
    The title role of HMS Pinafore
    “The Mikado” 1904
    “The Mikado” 1904
    Performance by Leicester Amateur Music and Dramatic Society at the Royal Opera House, Leicester
    “ A Thing Of Shreds And Patches”
    “ A Thing Of Shreds And Patches”
    "A Wand'ring Minstrel, I".
    George Cook in the role of Nanki-Poo. "The Mikado" by Gilbert and Sullivan. A production of the Leicester Amateur Dramatic Society
    George Cook
    George Cook
    A companion photograph playing Nanki-Poo alongside Yum-Yum in The Mikado
    “Take A Pair Of Sparkling Eyes”
    “Take A Pair Of Sparkling Eyes”
    George Cook plays Marco - lead tenor in "The Gondoliers" by Gilbert and Sullivan. Leicester Amateur Dramatic Society
    George Cook as Marco
    George Cook as Marco
    From The Gondoliers: Leicester Amateur Dramatic Society About 1924
    George Cook's birth certificate
    George Cook's birth certificate
    Original certificate: birth registered February 2nd 1883
    'Come Ye Apart'
    "Come Ye Apart"
    Daily Readings in The Life Of Christ by Rev J.R.Miller. Published Eyre & Spottiswoode.
    Inscribed "To Miriam from George. Christmas 1904"
    “Moated Grange” Copt Oak Leicestershire
    “Moated Grange” Copt Oak Leicestershire
    A watercolour owned by my grandfather. Painter unknown about 1920
    Complete Charles Dickens
    Complete Charles Dickens
    George Cook collected this edition in the 1930s
    “Merry Andrews”
    “Merry Andrews”
    A Happy Families card game brings memories from childhood. Originally an advertisement for Andrews Liver Salts in the 1930s nobody wanted to collect the Dudlivers!
    “Put And Take”
    “Put And Take”
    A simple game from childhood. Put counters into or take counters out of the pot according to your spin.

    BMD Certificates
    BC: Cook, George (1883)
    BC: Cook, George (1883)
    Hilda Cooks father. The certificate has a birth date of January 19th which has been corrected by affidavit to January 12th 1883.

    Personal Histories
    'A WAND'RING MINSTREL, I!'
    "A WAND'RING MINSTREL, I!"
    The Life of George Cook (1883 – 1968)
    A PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF 'HMS PINAFORE' - 1922
    A PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF "HMS PINAFORE" - 1922
    Annotations by Geroge Cook
    A PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF 'TRIAL BY JURY' - 1922
    A PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF "TRIAL BY JURY" - 1922
    Annotations by George Cook

    Albums
    The TEAL pages: HMS Pinafore 1922
    The TEAL pages: HMS Pinafore 1922 (10)
    A commemorative programme for the productions of HMS Pinafore and Trial By Jury, operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan, performed by the Leicester Amateurs at the Royal Opera House, Leicester March 1922. This programme puts into context the annotated album of photographs by George Cook (pages 11 and 13) who appeared in the production
    The TEAL pages: The Mikado 1904
    The TEAL pages: The Mikado 1904 (8)
    A commemorative album for a performance of gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado" by the Leicester Amateurs at the Royal Opera House, Leicester in April 1904. This was found amongst George Cook's effects and could indicate a long lasting love of the operettas which led to his own performances some twenty years later.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Leicester 7a 292a (JFM 1883) (Reliability: 4).
      Note the alteration in the initial date of birth

    2. [S19] 1901 England Census, Leicester South RG13/3009 20 4 (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S284] 1911 England Census, Leicester South Leicester RG14PN19308 RG78PN1152B RD407 SD3 ED44 SN230 (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S443] 1939 UK Register, RG101/6062D/005/2 RGEL (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S176] England and Wales: Death Index 1984 - 2004, Market Harborough 7a 59 (OND 1874) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S24] Certified Copy of Entry of Marriage, Dated May 10th 1916 (Reliability: 4).

    7. [S24] Certified Copy of Entry of Marriage.


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