Ethel S. Cook
b. circa October 1874, d. 13 November 1954
- Father: Conrad Evelyn Cook b. 6 May 1847, d. 25 February 1928
- Mother: Frances Isabella Mangum b. circa 1844, d. 18 July 1902
- Ethel S. Cook was born circa October 1874 in 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.
- 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.
- 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 12 July 1903 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Miss Ethel Cook left yesterday for Yazoo City, Miss., to spend the remainder of the summer.
- The following appeared on 20 October 1903 in The Montgomery Advertiser: The following invitation has been received by friends in Montgomery. Mrs. S. E. Mitchell announces the marriage of her daughter, Julia Estelle, to Mr. J. Gaines Smith, Thursday, October 22nd, 1903. Birmingham, Ala.
Miss Mitchell, has visited Montgomery very often, as the guest of Miss Ethel Cook, and has hosts of friends here who wish her all happiness.
Mr. Smith is a well-known and popular business man of Birmingham.
- The following appeared on 29 December 1903 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Miss Ethel Cook has returned from a visit to relatives in Mississippi and North Alabama.
- The following appeared on 11 August 1909 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Miss Ethel Cook has returned home after spending several weeks in Atlanta.
- 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 Ethel S. Cook, Shelley Somerville Sansbury Jr.
- He was employed as a bookkeeper, according to the 1910 census.
- The following appeared on 8 November 1911 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Miss Ethel Cook Knocked Down by Hospital Carriage. Miss Ethel Cook, bookkeeper for the Mutual Coffee Company, was knocked down and painfully bruised about the body by a carriage from St. Margaret's Hospital Tuesday. The accident occurred about noon in front of the Gay-Teague Hotel in Commerce Street. Miss Cook was crossing the street on her way to dinner at 225 South Jackson, where she boards. She was hurriedly taken to a hospital where her injuries were pronounced not necessarily serious.
The accident is not attributed to fast driving on part of the 12-year-old negro boy who was in charge of the carriage, although he was arrested and a case is docketed against him alleging careless driving. The case was called for hearing at Tuesday afternoon's session of police court, but was continued on account of the inability of Miss Cook to appear. There was a congestion of pedestrians and vehicles along the street at the time of the accident. This condition is held to be mainly responsible.
- The following appeared on 14 June 1917 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Police officers shortly after midnight spent several hours in unsuccessful search for some person who piled bricks underneath the window of a room occupied by Mrs. Fanny Sansbury, No. 225 South Jackson street, climbed up to the window and, when Mrs. Sansbury moved, threw a handful of dirt into the bed where she was lying. Mrs. Sansbury believes and the officers think the intruder was a negro, judging from the large tracks found in soft ground near the window.
Mrs. Sansbury's sister, Miss Ethel S. Cook, heard the first noise, but paid no attention to it until her sister screamed. There was a scuffle in the alley alongside the house and before the patrol wagon filled with officers could reach the scene the intruder had made his escape.
- 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.
- He was employed as a stenographer by the highway department, according to the 1940 census.
- Ethel S. Cook died on 13 November 1954 in Montgomery, Alabama.
- He was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama.
- Last Edited: 27 Jun 2014