Geneva Cook (1905 - 1985)

Geneva Cook
1905 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
Geneva Cook was born on August 19, 1905. She died in February 1985 at 79 years old. We know that Geneva Cook had been residing in Dayton, Columbia County, Washington 99328.
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Geneva Cook died in February 1985 at 79 years of age. She was born on August 19, 1905. There is no information about Geneva's immediate family. We know that Geneva Cook had been residing in Dayton, Columbia County, Washington 99328.
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In 1905, in the year that Geneva Cook was born, the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1916, Geneva was just 11 years old when suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1942, she was 37 years old when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1967, when she was 62 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1985, in the year of Geneva Cook's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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Feb 27, 1912 - Sep 26, 1985
Dec 31, 1969 - Oct 22, 1988
c. 1926 - Unknown
c. 1945 - Unknown
c. 1973 - Unknown
Dec 28, 1926 - Feb 16, 2002
Jun 2, 1953 - September 1977
Aug 9, 1923 - Aug 17, 2005
Jan 27, 1914 - September 1994
Oct 21, 1909 - September 1964
Jun 5, 1922 - Jun 27, 2005
Feb 3, 1931 - Jun 10, 2005
Aug 26, 1949 - Sep 11, 2010
Jan 5, 1916 - May 1981
Oct 3, 1908 - Sep 11, 1998
Aug 3, 1908 - Mar 1, 2004
Aug 25, 1948 - Jan 7, 2008
Sep 28, 1925 - Feb 5, 1990
May 14, 1880 - January 1971
Jul 31, 1906 - Jul 1, 2004

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Jul 13, 1942 - Sep 25, 2001
Aug 29, 1944 - October 1972
Oct 27, 1907 - November 1982
Oct 31, 1917 - September 1981
Jul 31, 1916 - Aug 30, 2004
Oct 11, 1944 - Apr 17, 2005
Oct 11, 1946 - Jun 28, 1990
Feb 26, 1907 - Jan 29, 2002
Jun 20, 1947 - Oct 20, 2007
Nov 27, 1945 - Mar 9, 2004
Mar 22, 1949 - Jun 8, 2005
Aug 9, 1907 - November 1980
Mar 22, 1914 - Jan 3, 1997
Oct 11, 1946 - Feb 15, 2002
Mar 8, 1954 - Apr 10, 2008
Apr 24, 1959 - Mar 21, 2008
Feb 3, 1910 - May 1986
Mar 9, 1951 - Nov 12, 2006
Mar 8, 1950 - Jul 18, 2005
Aug 25, 1891 - April 1984

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May 12, 1941 - Jun 25, 2010
Jun 17, 1941 - May 18, 2006
Feb 22, 1908 - September 1974
Mar 4, 1909 - February 1970
Feb 24, 1941 - November 1980
Jan 12, 1941 - Jul 26, 2009
Sep 24, 1940 - Sep 16, 2005
Jun 30, 1940 - Jan 21, 2010
Jan 9, 1940 - Nov 13, 2002
Sep 16, 1940 - Oct 18, 2003
Sep 18, 1940 - Jul 13, 2009
Jan 22, 1941 - Dec 14, 1998
Feb 7, 1941 - Jul 9, 2009
Mar 31, 1940 - Mar 11, 2002
Sep 16, 1902 - April 1985
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