Mary McKinley Cobb

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Title

Mary McKinley Cobb

Subject

Mary McKinley Cobb

Description

Mary McKinley Cobb of Athens, Georgia was born on December 30th, 1844 and passed at the age of 82 on May 23rd, 1927 after a long illness. She was a prominent Athenian woman and embodied Southern womanhood throughout her days.

Creator

Meredith Pittman

Date

4/19/16

Source

1) http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26078860

2) https://books.google.com/books?id=By8LAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA634&lpg=PA634&dq=mary+mckinley+cobb&source=bl&ots=Lrr7d1TeTb&sig=U9U-foc1QFS0Cx4GaaNFwGCHjcM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjI9oKJkIjMAhUKySYKHSpCBAw4ChDoAQgsMAY#v=onepage&q=mary%20mckinley%20cobb&f=false

3)http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/education/lucy-cobb-institute

Contributor

Jackson Griner

Language

English

Coverage

Mary McKinley Cobb was born on December 30th, 1844 in Lexington, Georgia. [1] Shortly thereafter, her parents, William McKinley and Patience Barrow McKinley, moved to Milledgeville where she finished elementary school [1] and then advanced to go to the Lucy Cobb Institute which was a secondary school in Athens for young women, founded by General Thomas R.R. Cobb. [2] The Institute’s foundation was built upon Mildred Lewis Rutherford’s significant advancements for the United Daughters of the Confederacy and historian work about the Civil War and the Old South. [2] Mary McKinley Cobb wed Judge Howell Cobb on May 22nd, 1885 after his time as a Confederate army captain. [1] Cobb spent her days as an active missionary for the Presbyterian Church, teaching Sunday school, [1] and writing poetry. [2] Many of her poems were published and all of her works centered on God and her strong faith. [3] Her husband Howell Cobb passed after forty-four years of marriage and she passed after a long-battled illness, one day after what would have been their sixty-second anniversary. [1] Four sons, two daughters, six grandchildren, and one great grandchild survived her at the time. [1] Her death made the front page of the Banner-Herald in 1927 with the headline, “PROMINENT ATHENS WOMAN, DIES MON.” [1] Her obituary spoke strongly to her high virtues of Southern womanhood and embodiment of the Old South. [1]

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Citation

Meredith Pittman, “Mary McKinley Cobb,” Death and Human History in Athens, accessed April 14, 2021, https://digilab.libs.uga.edu/cemetery/items/show/31.

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