Thomas Leslie Cookson (1902 - 1950)

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Thomas Leslie Cookson
1902 - 1950
updated February 06, 2019
Thomas Leslie Cookson was born in 1902. He was born to William Cookson and Elizabeth Borthwick Cookson, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1950 in Fitzroy, Australia at 48 years old.

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Thomas Leslie Cookson

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Thomas

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Leslie

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Thomas Cookson died in in Fitzroy, Australia

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Fitzroy, Australia

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Thomas Leslie Cookson

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William Cookson
Fitzroy, Australia
Elizabeth Borthwick Cookson
Fitzroy, Australia

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Thomas Leslie Cookson died in 1950 in Fitzroy, Australia at 48 years old. He was born in 1902. He was born to William Cookson and Elizabeth Borthwick Cookson, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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1902 - 1950 World Events

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In 1902, in the year that Thomas Leslie Cookson was born, the Bureau of the Census was established. This was the government department that was a boon to family historians - it, even now, is responsible for taking the census and provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States.

In 1926, by the time he was 24 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1939, when he was 37 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1941, Thomas was 39 years old when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1950, in the year of Thomas Leslie Cookson's passing, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

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around 1925 - Sep 2, 1944
Thomas Frederick Cookson
around 1915 - Feb 24, 1941
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around 1919 - Sep 23, 1943
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around 1899 - Dec 23, 1944
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Thomas Bertie Cookson
1929 - 1982
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Thomas Ernes Cookson
Melbourne, Australia
Thomas Cookson
Ross, Australia
Thomas Cookson
Cori, Australia
Thomas Cookson
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Other Cooksons

William Cookson
Fitzroy, Australia
Elizabeth Borthwick Cookson
Fitzroy, Australia
Catherine Cookson
1883 - 1951
Parkville, Australia
Mckeon Michael Cookson
Parkville, Australia
Margaret Kiley Cookson
Parkville, Australia
Cecil Clarence Vincent Cookson
1898 - 1951
Sunbury, Australia
Cookson William Cookson
Sunbury, Australia
Elizabeth Bothwick Cookson
Sunbury, Australia
Gertrude Irene Cookson
1889 - 1954
Oakl, Australia
Richard Cookson
Oakl, Australia
Elizabeth Aston Cookson
Oakl, Australia
Mona Elizabeth Cookson
1903 - 1954
Preston, Australia
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

Other Bios

William Cookson
Fitzroy, Australia
Elizabeth Borthwick Cookson
Fitzroy, Australia
Barbara Louise Hurley
Died: 1950
Melbourne, Australia
William Hurley
Melbourne, Australia
Winifred Irene Hyde Hurley
Melbourne, Australia
Charles Spurgeon Rankin
1869 - 1950
Chelt, Australia
Joseph Rankin
Chelt, Australia
Ann Marrows Rankin
Chelt, Australia
Agnes Gertrude Roach
1868 - 1950
Sunshine, Australia
Colliver James Garland Roach
Sunshine, Australia
Agnus Onions Roach
Sunshine, Australia
Mary Ellen Mackirdy
1873 - 1950
Mt Alb, Australia
Carr Alf Mackirdy
Mt Alb, Australia
Emma Carr Mackirdy
Mt Alb, Australia
Frank Dunbar Hatch
1865 - 1950
Surrey H, Australia
William Benjamin Hatch
Surrey H, Australia
Mary Ann Dunbar Hatch
Surrey H, Australia
John Alf Nicholson
1871 - 1950
Chelt, Australia
Amelia Peck Nicholson
Chelt, Australia
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