Robert Mangum Cook

b. 10 March 1884, d. 1 March 1953

Robert Mangum Cook, 1884-1953
  • Robert Mangum Cook was born on 10 March 1884 in Mississippi.
  • He was known as Rob.
  • 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 Robert Mangum Cook, Ethel S. Cook, Fannie Isabel Cook, Evelyn Courtney Cook, Conrad Eason 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.
  • Robert Mangum Cook registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Fulton County, Georgia, while living at the YMCA at 75 Luckie in Atlanta, and employed there as an attorney. Nearest relative: Miss Ethel S. Cook, Montgomery, Alabama.
  • He married Katherine Cornelia Tatum, daughter of Robert P. Tatum and Mary Jane Patman, on 19 November 1918 in Fulton County, Georgia, by license issued the same day, with A. R. Holderby, MG, officiating.
  • The following appeared on 20 November 1918 in The Atlanta Constitution: A wedding of interest in Atlanta was that of Miss Katherine Cornelia Tatum and Mr. Robert Mangum Cook, which took place Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Mary J. Tatum, on Alexander street, Dr. A. R. Holderby officiating. Only the immediate relatives of the family were present.
         Miss Tatum is chief of the stenographic bureau of the Southern Bell Telephone company had has the distinction of being one of the pioneers of the Bell Telephone system of America. She has, since the beginning of the war, been prominently affiliated with war work activities.
         The groom, a Mississippian by birth, has resided in Atlanta for a number of years. He is an active member of the Atlanta Bar association, and was engaged in his law practice in Atlanta until the outbreak of the war when he volunteered in the Officers' Training corps, Seventh Provisional Training regiment, U. S. A. Since leaving the army, Mr. Cook has been engaged in Red Cross work.
         Mr. and Mrs. Cook will be at home to their friends after December 1 at their country place near Smyrna, Ga.
  • Robert Mangum Cook and Katherine Cornelia Tatum appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, at 173 West Alexander Street.
  • He was an attorney in general practice, according to the 1920 census.
  • The following appeared on 23 December 1921 in The Atlanta Constitution: Robert M. Cook, well-known member of the Atlanta Bar, has been named special assistant district attorney by Clint W. Hager, United States district attorney for the northern half of Georgia, to succeed Gordon M. Combs, who resigned the office recently.
         Mr. Cook is 37 years of age, and has practiced law in Atlanta for a period of ten years. A Mississippian by birth, he came to Atlanta to live in 1909. In November 1911, [sic] he married Miss Katherine Tatum, of Atlanta.
         He was admitted to the bar in December, 1911, and has built up a successful law practice.
         When the United States threw its forces on the side of the allies in the world war, Mr. Cook entered the first officers' training camp at Fort McPherson, but was discharged after two months' service on account of defective vision.
         He is a member of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Atlanta Bar association and Palestine lodge, being prominent in Masonic work.
  • Robert Mangum Cook and Katherine Cornelia Tatum appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, at 249 Alexander.
  • He was employed as Assistant US Attorney, according to the 1930 census.
  • Robert Mangum Cook and Katherine Cornelia Tatum appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Gilmore, Cobb County, Georgia. Also in the household was Robert W. Cook, age 8, identified as their son.
  • He was an attorney in private practice, according to the 1940 census.
  • Robert Mangum Cook died on 1 March 1953 at age 68 in Fulton County, Georgia.
  • His wife Katherine Cornelia Tatum became a widow at his death.
  • He was interred at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.
  • Last Edited: 2 Jul 2014

Family: Katherine Cornelia Tatum b. circa 25 November 1872, d. 23 June 1963