Benjamin Franklin Crook

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Born in Frankfurt, Herkimer, New York, USA on 23 Apr 1850 to Jacob Crook and Joice Western. Benjamin Franklin Crook married Mary Jane Howell and had 6 children. He passed away on 23 Feb 1920 in Norwich Corners, New York, USA.

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from the Old Norse byname Krókr meaning ‘crook’, ‘bend’, originally possibly bestowed on a cripple or hunchback or a devious schemer, but in early medieval England used as a personal name. from Old Norse krókr ‘hook’, ‘bend’, borrowed into Middle English as a vocabulary word and applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker, seller, or user of hooks or a topographic name for someone who lived by a bend in a river or road. In some instances the surname may have arisen as a habitational name from places in Cumbria and Durham named Crook from this word.

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