Fannie Isabel Cook
b. circa June 1876, d. 26 April 1946
- Father: Conrad Evelyn Cook b. 6 May 1847, d. 25 February 1928
- Mother: Frances Isabella Mangum b. circa 1844, d. 18 July 1902
- Fannie Isabel Cook was born circa June 1876 in 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 Fannie Isabel Cook, Ethel S. 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:
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 Fannie Isabel Cook, Ethel S. 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.
- She married Shelley Somerville Sansbury on 28 November 1902 in Sardine, Escambia County, Alabama.
- The following appeared on 7 December 1902 in The Montgomery Advertiser: A marriage in which a large number of Montgomerians were interested took place on Thanksgiving day in Sardine. It was that of Miss Fannie Cook, second daughter of Dr. Conrad Cook of Montgomery, and Prof. S. S. Sansbury.
The bride is a lovely young woman, whose home is in Montgomery, but who has been teaching in Sardine for the past year. Professor Stansbury is a well-known teacher who stands high in the educational circles of the State.
The bride is the niece of Mr. William Mangum of New Orleans, who entertained President Roosevelt on the hunting expedition at his country home in Mississippi recently.
Friends in Montgomery wish a life of happiness for the young couple.
- Fannie Isabel Cook became a widow at the between 1904 and 1910 death of her husband Shelley Somerville Sansbury.
- 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 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 1 June 1919 in The Montgomery Advertiser: One of the most beautiful flower gardens in Montgomery is that of Mrs. F. C. Sansbry, 225 South Jackson street. Mrs. Sansbury by her ability and industry, has transformed an old dumping ground for brick bats and trash into a bower of beautiful flowers and established a successful hot house business.
Though small, Mrs. Sansbury's gardens grow some of the choicest flowers raised in Montgomery. A visitor to her place Saturday found almost a field of gorgeous sweet peas, the richest he had seen in some time, and a profusion of roses, snap-dragons, daisies and gladiolas.
The gardens are a practical demonstration of what woman can do in this field of endeavor.
- Fannie Isabel Cook appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Montgomery, Alabama, at 225 South Jackson Street. Other members of the household included Shelley Somerville Sansbury Jr. Also in the household was one male lodger.
- She was a florist, according to the 1920 census.
- The following appeared on 24 October 1920 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Shelly Sansbury, who is a student at the University is spending the week-end with his mother, Mrs. S. C. Sansbury, at her home on Jackson Street.
- The following appeared on 25 November 1923 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Shelley S. Sansbury is spending the week-end with his mother, Mrs. S. C. Sansbury on South Jackson street and has as his guest, Norman S. Morgan of the University of Alabama.
- Fannie Isabel Cook died on 26 April 1946 in Montgomery, Alabama.
- She was interred at Oakwood Annex, Montgomery, Alabama.
- Last Edited: 26 Jun 2014