Conrad Evelyn Cook

b. 6 May 1847, d. 25 February 1928

Conrad Evelyn Cook, 1847-1928
  • Conrad Evelyn Cook was born on 6 May 1847 in The Forks, Montgomery County, Alabama.
  • Andrew Jackson Cook and Sarah Juliet Evelina Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Coosa County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Conrad Evelyn Cook, Thomas Mitchell Cook, Francis Billing Cook and George William Cook. Also in the household was teacher David Williams, age 27.
  • Sarah Juliet Evelina Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Montgomery County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Conrad Evelyn Cook, Thomas Mitchell Cook, Francis Billing Cook, George William Cook, Eason Thweatt Cook, Mary Wood Cook, Caroline Catherine Cook and Sarah Juliet Cook.
  • On 12 June 1864, Sarah Juliet Evelina Mitchell wrote to Conrad Evelyn Cook: Oak Glen, 12 June 1864
         My darling boy
         It has been a week since we sent to the P.O. so your letter was a long time in reaching me. We were having a kind of "picnic" at the mill when your letter was handed me. Miss Millie, Fannie & I were playing a game of Whist with Mr. Zimmerman. He also rowed us a mile up the creek in a batteau. It was very pleasant - we were all so tired of the house - any change was a recreation. Frank and Georgie caught some fish at the river for our dinner. The ones we caught in the creek were too small. "Mary" caught the largest one that day. "Easie" the greatest number - he is so quiet & steady - never plays like the others.
         I am so sorry you did not get your "shoes." I sent them by your uncle Tom nearly three weeks ago to be sent by express. says he gave them to your cousin, Jo. I don't know what ever have become of them. Tho'MitchellBennett GriffinThweattMrs. ChapmanThos. BlanchardSallieuncle ThweattSallieWm. McDougaldMr. ChapmanFrankFannieDr. Billing.
  • The following appeared on 21 February 1865 in the Macon Daily Telegraph & Confederate: On Thursday afternoon, two youths, Mack Billing and Conrad Cook, taking with them a negro of Dr. Billings, named Andrew, started down the river from Columbus on a fishing excursion. In passing the steamer "Mist" that was lying at the wharf, the Sun says their row boat struck her wheel and capsized, throwing all into the river. The negro only rose once. Cook could swim and by his exertions he enabled Billing to catch hold of the batteau and both were rescued. The body of the negro has not yet been found. Three guns were lost in the river.
  • Conrad Evelyn Cook first entered service during April 1865 near Columbia, Georgia, as a private in the Volunteer Home Guards, shortly thereafter was captured by Wilson's Raiders but afterwards escaped.
  • Conrad Evelyn Cook appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Yazoo City PO, Yazoo County, Mississippi, enumerated in the household of retail merchant C. C. Dyer.
  • He was employed as a clerk in a store, according to the 1870 census.
  • He married Frances Isabella Mangum, daughter of William H. Mangum and Martha C. (?), 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.
  • He was a physician, according to the 1880 census.
  • 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.
  • Conrad Evelyn Cook and Evelyn Courtney Cook appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana, on the west side of Bayou Teche north of Iberia Street.. Both Conrad and Evelyn also were enumerated with their family in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • He was a physician, according to the 1900 census.
  • The following appeared on 6 April 1902 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Dr. Conrad E. Cook has returned to Montgomery to practice his chosen specialists--eye, ear, nose and throat, after taking post graduate course in Louisiana. Office 23 Dexter Ave., up stairs.
  • Conrad Evelyn Cook became a widower at the 18 July 1902 death of his wife Frances Isabella Mangum.
  • 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.
  • The following appeared on 2 November 1902 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Dr. Conrad Cook and family have moved from 222 South Court to 200 Holcombe Street.
  • The following appeared on 26 November 1902 in The Montgomery Advertiser: The old six-room frame residence, No. 222 South Court Street, believed to be one of the oldest houses in Montgomery, will today be torn down and the work of constructing a modern dwelling on the lot will begin.
         The house is owned by Mrs. Elliott Hannon. It was constructed in 1830 for General Wade Allen, father of General W. W. Allen and grandfather of Mr. Wade McBryde.
         . . .
         Dr. McBryde, the father of Mr. Wade McBryde, lived in the old house for many years. In recent years it has been occupied by Dr. Conrad Cook.
         Mrs. Hannon will erect a handsome modern residence of ten rooms to cost about $4,500.
  • He married Lizzie E. Collins, daughter of William J. Collins and Lucinda Sims, circa 1903.
  • Conrad Evelyn Cook and Lizzie E. Collins appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Mt. Meigs, Montgomery County, Alabama.
  • He was a physician in general practice, according to the 1910 census.
  • The following appeared on 16 December 1911 in The Montgomery Advertiser: (Realty Transfers) Conrad E. Cook and wife to Brake Lucas, a parcel of land known as the Burch mill lot, containing 5 1-2 acres in the village of Mount Meigs; consideration $1,350.
  • The following appeared on 13 September 1913 in The Montgomery Advertiser: (Marriage License) Conrad E. Cook, Sr., and Callie Brooks.
  • He married Callie Rebecca Brooks, daughter of Benjamin Preston Brooks and Mary Melissa Boyett, in September 1913.
  • Conrad Evelyn Cook and Callie Rebecca Brooks appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1920 census.
  • Conrad Evelyn Cook died on 25 February 1928 at age 80 in Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama.
  • His wife Callie Rebecca Brooks became a widow at his death.
  • He was buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Last Edited: 27 Jun 2014

Family 1: Frances Isabella Mangum b. circa 1844, d. 18 July 1902

Family 2: Lizzie E. Collins b. 24 June 1872, d. 19 April 1935

Family 3: Callie Rebecca Brooks b. August 1875, d. 3 June 1955