Ernestine "Tina" Cooke in the third or fourth grade at Newhall School, mid-late 1940s.
Tina was born Ernestine Agnes Cooke at Newhall Community Hospital on July 15, 1939. She's the eldest daughter of Ernest Cooke and Edna Louise Balsz of Newhall.
Through her father and his mother (Chief Mary Cook Garcia), Tina and her children — Leticia (1957), Laura (1959), Veronica (1961) and Scott (1962) —
trace their ancestry to individuals who lived in the Santa Clarita Valley prior to European contact in 1769.