Francis Olme Cook at the Cordova Ranch in Castaic (now under the manmade Castaic Lake) in about 1886. Detail from AP2205.
Francis Olme was born May 10, 1865. Daughter of Florida Parker, a California Indian, and Antonio (Antoine) Olme, who was born in either France or Belgium. After her husband
Dolores Cook's death in 1890, she was swindled out of her land by Castaic land baron William W. Jenkins. Died March 13, 1931.
Sister of Joseph Olme; mother of Theodore Cook and Fred Cook[e].