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Johanna Report 9 Jan 2013 16:01

I am looking for any information on my Grandad Frederick Cook. He married my nan Olive Upton in Walsall in 1932. He died in 1986 aged about 85. As far as I know he lived in Birmingham Warwickshire as a child, the problem is I am having trouble finding out who his parent were as the name Frederick was a popular name around the time he was born. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Jan 2013 16:05

He is Frederick W Cook according to the gro index for his marriage.

Marriages Dec 1932 (>99%)
Cook Frederick W Upton Walsall 6b 1456

Do you have the certificate? That should have the name of his father, if known, and the father's occupation.

One of the witnesses might be related to the Cook side.

EDIT - just noticed that this is your first post. Welcome to the Boards :-)


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Jan 2013 16:12

A tree on Ancestry (possibly yours?) has his middle name as William.

Have you considered this BC?

Frederick William Cook
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1900
Registration district: Birmingham
Inferred County: Warwickshire
Volume: 6d
Page: 185

If no one can come up with a suitable census, then it might be best to purchase the MC and take it from there.


Stuart Report 9 Jan 2013 17:21

Did he have any siblings that you know of and if so do you know any of their names?

Possible death for Detectives birth

Civil Registration event: Death

Name: COOK, Frederick William
Registration district: Birmingham
County: Warwickshire
Year of registration: 1900
Quarter of registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
Age at death: 0
Volume no: 6D
Page no: 182


Stuart Report 9 Jan 2013 17:25

Death reg gives June 1901 as birth (if correct)

Civil Registration event: Death

Name: COOK, Frederick William
Registration district: Walsall
County: Staffordshire
Year of registration: 1986
Month of registration: September
Date of birth: June 1901
Volume no: 34
Page no: 351
Reg no: 986


Stuart Report 9 Jan 2013 17:27

So possible birth reg
Civil Registration event: Birth

Name: COOK, Frederick William
Registration district: Aston
County: Warwickshire
Year of registration: 1901
Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Mother's maiden name: Not available before 1911 Q3
Volume no: 6D
Page no: 330


Reggie Report 9 Jan 2013 17:45

Buy the marriage cert for father's name and occupation, or the birth cert for the names of both parents

Didn't you know he had a second name?


PricklyHolly Report 9 Jan 2013 19:08

Hello Johanna.........welcome to the boards.

Midlands, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1955
about Frederick William Cook
Name: Frederick William Cook
Year: 1935
Ward or Division/Constituency: Duddeston
Street Address: 51 OLIVER STREET
Residence Place: Birmingham

Also at this address....

Olive Cook
Elsie Upton