|Birth: ||Dec., 1857|
|Death: ||Mar. 19, 1918|
Philip Cook, Jr. was the son of Brigadier General Philip Cook, CSA, and Sarah George Lumpkin. Philip was elected Georgia Secretary of State. He served in this office for 20 years, from 1898 to his death in 1918. His father had also served as Georgia Secretary of State. Philip married Minnie Lee Shakleford on 13 November 1879 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. They had seven children: Sarah Lumpkin, Philip, Charles Arthur, William J., Minnie L. Roberta, and Lawrence Douglas Cook.
Obituary: The funeral of Philip Cook, Secretary of State of Georgia for the past 20 years, was held this morning at 10 o'clock at the Westminster Presbyterian church, of which he was a member, and interment took place in West View cemetery.
Mr. Cook died suddenly yesterday morning from an attack of acute indigestion. He is survived by four sons, Philip, Jr., Charles Arthur and Lawrence Cook, and three daughters, Mrs. Lee Clark, of Lindale, Ala. and Misses Minnie and Roberta Cook. His wife died in October 1916.
Mr. Cook was one of the most beloved men in Georgia, and was descended from very distinguished ancestors. His father, General Philip Cook fought the Seminole Indians in 1836 and fought his way from private to brigadier-general in the Civil war. Afterwards he served four years in the state senate, ten years in congress, served on the commission that built the state capitol and was secretary of state four years. General Cook's father was Major Philip Cook, a veteran of the War of 1812 and the Mexican war, and builder of Fort Hawkins, which is now Macon. Major Cook's father was Captain John Cook, of the Revolutionary army.[The Columbus Ledger, Columbus, Georgia, Wednesday, March 20, 1918, Page 1]
Philip is buried beside his wife Minnie Lee in Westview Cemetery, Fulton County, Georgia.
Philip Cook (1817 - 1894)
Sarah George Lumpkin Cook (1818 - 1860)
Minnie Lee Shakleford Cook (1863 - 1916)
Lawrence Douglas Cook (1902 - 1985)*
Lucy Marion Cook Peel (1849 - 1923)*
Philip Cook (1857 - 1918)
Plot: Section 10, Lot 227, Grave 3
Created by: Robert Louis Daniell
Record added: Apr 20, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 108795969
Rest in peace, Cousin. The Cherokee Rose is the Georgia State Flower.|
Robert Louis Daniell
Added: Apr. 20, 2013