Boyd and Inez Cooksey,
their daughter Mary Ella and son Buddy
(Taken in Glendale in the late 1930's.)
the Cooksey family was furnished by Richard (Mickey) Cooksey. Richard
was born in Glendale in 1949 and grew up there. He lived in Glendale
until 1978, when he moved to Georgia. He still owns a house in Glendale
and plans to move back there when he retires in a few years.
Inez Millwood Cooksey. The Cooksey’s lived and
worked in Converse before moving to Glendale in the early 1940’s. They
lived in Glendale the rest of their life. Arthur worked in the Glendale
Mill until it closed in 1961. They had three children, two boys and a
girl. Richard is the youngest. His brother and sister are older and
were born before the Cooksey's moved to Glendale. (The photo above
show's Richard's parents and his brother and sister.)
was younger. He played for Converse before
moving to Glendale. He became a pitcher for the Glendale team and was
still playing in 1951. See his name listed along with some other
members of the team at Glendale baseball.
Richard has several mementoes
from his dad’s playing days. He has a photograph of one of the mill
teams and photos of his Dad’s glove and cleats. See these and
more about Arthur Cooksey at Cooksey
Information. He also has a baseball
autographed by the entire 1936 team. Click on the picture of
below to see more photos and a list of the signatures on the ball.
of the gym. In the bottom of the building
was the Post Office, Mr. Hammett’s
Barber Shop, and The Cafe run by
Mrs. Minton. They all connected to an area that had table tennis set
up. There was a glass display case with all the trophys from the Glendale Ball Team.
Arthur Boyd Cooksey
Richard also furnished
the photo, below, of another Glendale Grill from
about 1966 that was in the bottom of the building of the old company
store. The grill was run by Mr. Mason, the man standing on the left.
This web site
has been started
public service to share the story of Glendale. The web master and
person to contact about putting information on the web site is Mary
McKinney Teaster. Contact her at:
or by telephone at (843) 873-8117. See
more information about Mary and her Glendale connection at Mary McKinney Teaster.