Zook Drive

Probably named for Omer Law “O.L.” Zook (1873-1942), a teacher-turned-lumber dealer-turned-real estate agent. Born in Illinois and raised in Iowa, Zook moved to Oklahoma and married Elsie Mae Woodmancy (1885-1965) in 1902. The couple relocated to Glendale in 1920 and had one daughter, Virginia Mae (1923-1992), who later married a fellow named Ed Wasil. Although the Zooks lived two miles away from Zook Drive, the street was named in 1937 while Zook was still active in real estate. He is thus a safe bet as its namesake. (Family footnote: O.L.’s brother A.J. Zook, a physician, came to Burbank in 1924.)