Cook, Lelia Regina

Class of 1890
Commencement essay: “German Salutatory”

Born: 1 Feb 1873, Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Died: 18 Apr 1957, Guilford County, North Carolina

Jonas Cook (1842–1912)
Martha R. Shimpoch Cook (1841–1893)

Spouse: Charles Dean Cobb (1872–1938)*
Marriage: 26 Jan 1899

Mary Jane Christine “Jenny” Cook Boger (1869-1949)
John Matthew Cook (1870-1924
Walter Miller Cook (1875 – 1952)
Anne Marie Cook (1879 – 1879)
Agnes Wilhelmina Cook Johnston (1880-1963)
Karl Michael Cook (1884 – 1965)
Winona Cook Shirey (1887 – 1969)

Friedens Lutheran Church Cemetery, Gibsonville, Guilford County, North Carolina
Source:, #27776120.


Daily Concord Standard (Concord, NC), January 25, 1899, p. 1.

Thursday evening, on North Main street, at the home of her father, Capt. Jonas Cook, Miss Leila Cook, one of Mt. Pleasant’s most popular young ladies, will be married to Mr. Chas. D. Cobb, an alumnus of N. C. College of the class of ’95. The marriage ceremony will be performed by Rev. J. A. Linn, a few minutes after 4 o’clock. The happy couple will leave immediately for McLeansville, N. C., the home of the groom. Mr. Cobb has been engaged in teaching at that place ever since his graduation in ’95. May a long life full of joy, happiness and contentment be granted these young people.

Mt. Pleasant, Jan. 24, ’99.


Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC) 19 Apr 1957, p.10.

Funeral Saturday For Mrs. Cobb

Mrs. Lelia Cooke Cobb, 84, of McLeansville died at noon yesterday at Wesley Long Hospital after three years of declining health.

She was a Cabarrus County native, but had lived in the McLeansville community 58 years. She was a member of the Frieden’s Lutheran Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Luther Shirey of Mount Pleasant and Mrs. D. L. Johnston of Charlotte.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Frieden’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. John Yoder, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will remain at the Forbis & Murray Funeral Home until 1:30 p.m. Saturday.


Greensboro Record (Greensboro, NC), April 20, 1957, p.B8


Funeral service for Mrs. Leila Cooke Cobb, 84, of McLeansville, was held at 2 p.m. today at Frieden’s Lutheran Church. Rev. John Yoder, pastor of the church, officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Hovie Scoggins, Clarence Ray, John W. Wagoner, Ervin Apple, Hubert Summers, Max Fryar, franklin Teague and Perry Lowe Jr.