Daphne Alma Cook

Date of birth
22 Apr 1910
Date of death
26 Jun 1994
The Cook family’s early days were in Rangiora. From there they appeared to move to Masterton and then on to Gisborne. Robert William Cook, (1875-1944), Daphne's father, is listed as a gardener by trade, thus the flower names for his daughters. He was what we now call a landscaper. The collection has some examples of his work and there are copies of two plans of places of significance in the Hastings/Havelock North area.

Daphne’s mother was Hannah Louisa Mary Cook (1882-1961).

Daphne had two sisters, Robinia and Viola. Viola was the eldest and shortest of the three girls and the youngest, Robinia, the tallest. There is a period though that identification is tricky.


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