Leslie Frederick Cook (1925 - 1945)

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Willesden New Cemetery Sec. H. Grave 488.,
United Kingdom

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Service number: 1891492
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

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Frederick

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Charles Ray Cook and Fred William Cook

Charles Ray Cook and Fred William Cook

Lewis and Terry (Cook) Rupe wedding

Lewis and Terry (Cook) Rupe wedding

Rupe wedding, 2018

Rupe wedding, 2018

Cook brothers in school 1878

Cook brothers in school 1878

Fred and Charles Cook

Fred and Charles Cook

Fred "Bud" Cook in the Army

Fred "Bud" Cook in the Army

Dudley Moore and Peter Cook

Dudley Moore and Peter Cook

Cook, Tuttle, Bradley, 2018

Cook, Tuttle, Bradley, 2018

Miriam Trowbridge Cook

Miriam Trowbridge Cook

Elbridge M Cook

Elbridge M Cook

Barbara Cook and Amanda S. Stevenson

Barbara Cook and Amanda S. Stevenson

Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook

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Sositko Grandchildren, c.1961 Charles Ray Cook and Fred William Cook Lewis and Terry (Cook) Rupe wedding Rupe wedding, 2018

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1925 - In the year that Leslie Frederick Cook was born, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

1931 - He was merely 6 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

1937 - When he was only 12 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

1942 - At the age of 17 years old, Leslie was alive when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

1945 - In the year of Leslie Frederick Cook's passing, on December 5th, Flight 19 was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. All five planes and 14 airmen disappeared, as did 13 crew on a plane that was dispatched to find them. The official Navy reported the disappearance as "cause unknown".

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Leslie Frederick Cook passed away on January 29, 1945 at age 20. There is no listed cause of death for Leslie. He was buried in Willesden New Cemetery Sec. H. Grave 488., United Kingdom. He was born around 1925. We have no information about Leslie's family.

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