Mona Elizabeth Cookson (1903 - 1954)

A photo of Mona Elizabeth Cookson
Mona Elizabeth Cookson
1903 - 1954
updated February 06, 2019
Mona Elizabeth Cookson was born in 1903. She was born to Pike Alexander Cookson and Maria Elizabeth Leach Cookson, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. She died in 1954 in Preston, Australia at age 51.


Mona Elizabeth Cookson Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of Mona Cookson, honor her ancestry & genealogy, and her immediate Cookson family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Mona Elizabeth Cookson

First name


Middle name


Maiden name


Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases




Mona Cookson was born in


Mona Cookson died in in Preston, Australia

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Mona.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Mona Elizabeth Cookson?



Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Mona's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived



Unknown. Was Mona a religious woman?

Last Known Residence

Preston, Australia


Did Mona finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Mona attend?


Share what Mona did for a living or if she had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Mona's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Mona serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Back to Top

Mona Elizabeth Cookson Family Tree

Mona's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Cookson family tree.


Pike Alexander Cookson
Preston, Australia
Maria Elizabeth Leach Cookson
Preston, Australia


Click to add friends & family.

Mona's Family Photos

We currently do not have photos of Mona Elizabeth Cookson. Below are potential family photos that share Mona's last name or surname. Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Mona during various points of her life


Share Memories about Mona

What do you remember about Mona Elizabeth Cookson? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Mona is remembered.

Mona Cookson Obituary

This obit of Mona Elizabeth Cookson is maintained by Mona's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Mona Elizabeth Cookson passed away in 1954 in Preston, Australia at age 51. She was born in 1903. She was born to Pike Alexander Cookson and Maria Elizabeth Leach Cookson, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Mona Elizabeth Cookson

1903 - 1954 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Mona's lifetime

In 1903, in the year that Mona Elizabeth Cookson was born, the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1910, Mona was just 7 years old when Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1932, when she was 29 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1942, Mona was 39 years old 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.

In 1954, in the year of Mona Elizabeth Cookson's passing, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

Other Biographies

Other Cooksons

Pike Alexander Cookson
Preston, Australia
Maria Elizabeth Leach Cookson
Preston, Australia
Arthur George Sa Cookson
1883 - 1956
Cheltenham, Australia
Richard Cookson
Cheltenham, Australia
Elizabeth Baker Cookson
Cheltenham, Australia
Elinor Christina Cookson
1874 - 1957
Toor, Australia
Couchman Willi Cookson
Toor, Australia
Jessie Ellen Cookson
1882 - 1958
Park, Australia
Dove Charles Cookson
Park, Australia
Jessie Whittle Cookson
Park, Australia
Christopher Robe Cookson
Died: 1959
Maff, Australia
Colin Jack C Cookson
Maff, Australia
Dorothy Louise Cookson
1896 - 1960
Camberwell, Australia
Landells James Cookson
Camberwell, Australia
Mary Louise Holden Cookson
Camberwell, Australia
William Warren Cookson
1894 - 1960
Alex, Australia
George Arthu Cookson
Alex, Australia
Mary Jane Rice Cookson
Alex, Australia

Other Bios

Pike Alexander Cookson
Preston, Australia
Maria Elizabeth Leach Cookson
Preston, Australia
John William Halse
1882 - 1954
Flem, Australia
George Halse
Flem, Australia
Daniel Hawkins
1889 - 1954
Fitzroy, Australia
Patrick Francis Hegney
1885 - 1954
Me Lb, Australia
Patrick Hegney
Me Lb, Australia
Ellen Kirwan Hegney
Me Lb, Australia
Hazel Clive Kerney
1905 - 1954
Melbourne, Australia
Olney Walter E Kerney
Melbourne, Australia
Harriett Rowston Kerney
Melbourne, Australia
Annie Maria Kelly
1894 - 1954
Nort, Australia
Hawking Philip Kelly
Nort, Australia
Reginald William Knevitt
1901 - 1954
Caulfield, Australia
William Morr Knevitt
Caulfield, Australia
Charlotte Jeffries Knevitt
Caulfield, Australia
Thomas Moloney
1886 - 1954
Esse, Australia
Daniel Moloney
Esse, Australia
Success Stories from Biographies like Mona Elizabeth Cookson
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.