May Avery Cook
b. 28 April 1887, d. 27 November 1967
- Father: Conrad Evelyn Cook b. 6 May 1847, d. 25 February 1928
- Mother: Frances Isabella Mangum b. circa 1844, d. 18 July 1902
- May Avery Cook was born on 28 April 1887 in Mississippi.
- She was known as Maysie.
- Circa 1899, Frances Isabella Mangum wrote to May Avery Cook:
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 May Avery Cook, Ethel S. Cook, Fannie Isabel Cook, Evelyn Courtney Cook, Conrad Eason Cook and Robert Mangum Cook. Conrad and daughter Evelyn also were enumerated in New Iberia, Louisiana, where he was practicing as an Ear, Eye & Nose Doctor.
- Fannie Isabel Cook and May Avery Cook appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Montgomery, Alabama, at 225 Jackson Street. Other members of the household included Shelley Somerville Sansbury Jr. and Ethel S. Cook.
- The following appeared on 29 December 1916 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Miss May A. Cook, of Mobile, is spending the holidays in the city with relatives.
- The following appeared on 11 December 1919 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Miss May A. Cook is spending a month in Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Miami, Florida.
- The following appeared on 6 August 1922 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Miss May A. Cook, who has traveled out of Montgomery for a long time as representative of a big flour company, and who has recently been very ill in Memphis, Tenn., is improving rapidly and will return to Alabama in the fall.
- The following appeared on 2 May 1923 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Miss Ethel S. Cook was called to Gainesville, Fla., ten days ago, on account of a serious accident to her sister, May, who was struck by a heavy road truck and dangerously cut about the head and otherwise bruised. The friends of the family will be glad to know that the doctors give every hope of the sister's recovery.
- Ethel S. Cook appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Montgomery, Alabama, at 420 Washington Street. Other members of the household included May Avery Cook.
- She was employed as a saleslady by a retail grocery business, according to the 1940 census.
- May Avery Cook died on 27 November 1967 at age 80 in Montgomery, Alabama.
- Last Edited: 28 Jun 2014