Frances Isabella Mangum

b. circa 1844, d. 18 July 1902

Frances Isabella "Fannie" Mangum Cook, c1844-1902
  • Frances Isabella Mangum was born circa 1844 in Mississippi.
  • William H. Mangum appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Yazoo County, Mississippi. Other members of the household included Frances Isabella Mangum, Catharine Mangum, Margaret Louisa Mangum and William W. Mangum.
  • She was known as Fannie.
  • William H. Mangum and Martha C. (?) appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Yazoo, Yazoo County, Mississippi. Other members of the household included Frances Isabella Mangum, Margaret Louisa Mangum, William W. Mangum and Singleton Mangum. Apparently there were also two boarders in the household, a mechanic and a lawyer; it is possible that mechanic J. W. Moore, age 30, was Martha's brother.
  • Frances Isabella Mangum appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Kosciusko PO, Atalla County, Mississippi, enumerated in the household of widow B. D. Mangham and her family.
  • She married Conrad Evelyn Cook, son of Andrew Jackson Cook and Sarah Juliet Evelina Mitchell, on 27 August 1873 in Yazoo, Yazoo County, Mississippi.
  • Conrad Evelyn Cook and Frances Isabella Mangum appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Yazoo, Yazoo County, Mississippi. Other members of the household included Ethel S. Cook, Fannie Isabel Cook, Evelyn Courtney Cook and Conrad Eason Cook. Also in the household were two female domestic servants.
  • Circa 1899, Frances Isabella Mangum wrote to May Avery Cook:
    Dear Maysie,
         I can not answer your nice letter now, - I will send Rob to meet you Saturday.
         Fannie came & we are glad to have her home again - Your Aunt Jule was here last night - is going to Elmore Saturday afternoon - I fear you have been a trouble to Estelle & Uncle T - I would not have objected to you staying until next Tuesday morning if it were not for your bad cold – but, I must begin to make you some dresses & cannot make them without you are here - Give dear Uncle T my love & tell Estelle I want her to come & stay a long time -
         With love, Muddie
         The first thing Fannie said “where is May – it doesn’t seem like home without her” - She brought you 3 ribbons for your hair - Bring ???? home with you -.
         
  • Conrad Evelyn Cook and Frances Isabella Mangum appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Montgomery, Alabama, at 222 Court Street. Other members of the household included Ethel S. Cook, Fannie Isabel Cook, Evelyn Courtney Cook, Conrad Eason Cook, Robert Mangum Cook and May Avery Cook. Conrad and daughter Evelyn also were enumerated in New Iberia, Louisiana, where he was practicing as an Ear, Eye & Nose Doctor.
  • Frances Isabella Mangum died on 18 July 1902 in Montgomery, Alabama, at 222 South Court Street.
  • Her husband Conrad Evelyn Cook became a widower at her death.
  • She was buried in Yazoo, Adams County, Mississippi.
  • The following appeared on 19 July 1902 in The Montgomery Advertiser: At the family residence, 222 South Court Street, Mrs. Cook, wife of Dr. Conrad Cook, died at an early hour yesterday morning, after a lingering illness.
         Her remains were sent last evening to Yazoo, Adams county, Miss., for interment.
         Mrs. Cook was well known in Montgomery, having been a resident of this city for about twelve years.
         In 1873, at the home of her parents in Yazoo, Miss., she was married to Dr. Conrad E. Cook of Wetumpka, Ala.
         About 1890 Dr. and Mrs. Cook moved to Montgomery, and since that time have lived on South Court Street.
         Mrs. Cook's death was caused from tuberculosis of the lungs. She has been affected with this malady for years, and her death, although a shock, did not come unexpectedly to the family.
         Mrs. Cook leaves a husband and four children to mourn her loss: Conrad E. Cook, Jr., who is a shipping clerk for Hobbie and Teague; Misses Ethel, Evelyn and Fannie Cook.
         Dr. Cook is a brother of Messrs. Geo. W. and E. T. Cook and Mrs. Dr. Blue, all of this city.
         The funeral party left last evening for Yazoo, Miss., where her remains will be laid at rest in the family burying ground.
  • Last Edited: 29 Jun 2014

Family: Conrad Evelyn Cook b. 6 May 1847, d. 25 February 1928