Walter Cowart (father)

Walter Cowart b. 12-15-1885, Ware Co., GA.

Business school in Columbus, moved to Atlanta, worked for Farmers Union.

Met Fannie Phillips from Smithvill TN when she came to visit the Goodsons (he was Union City postmaster)

12-20-11    Married Fannie Phillips (b. 10-11-85, Smithville, TN) in Smithville, TN. They built a home in Union City.

05-21-13    Martha Elizabeth born

08-11-14    Emily Nelson born

?           Boy stillborn

01-08-19    Walter Frances born

Walter worked for Homer Gullatt at Dixie Razor Co. then started & ran Union Razor Cutlery Co..  Served as mayor of Union City 1917-1921.

02-25-28    Fannye was killed in an auto-train accident in Union City.

05-26-29    Walter married Mary Roller (b. 7-15-03)

5-4-31   Mary Vinita born

08-12-32    Georgia Belle born

10-7-32   Vinita died of colitis

01-07-34    Eleanor Jane born

04-13-38    Mae Juanita born

In the 1930’s Walter managed Dr. M. D. Collins campaign for state school supt. Then worked as chief clerk in his office until about 1940.  Studied law and passed the bar.  Established & ran East Point Realty Co. until his death.

7-14-70 Walter d. of pancreatic cancer. Buried in Holly Hill Cemetery, Fairburn, GA, Garden of Life, Plot 180  Walter-Cowart-Cemetery-Map.pdf

10-20-86  Mary Roller Cowart  Miss-Mary-bio.pdf  died of a stroke at Christian City nursing home, buried next to Walter Cowart in Holly Hill Memorial Park, Fairburn  GA.

Walter Cowart detailed history

Frances’ description of Walter Cowart’s death



Letters to Frances

Humorous writings by Walter Cowart:

1. Walter-Cowart-is-busy.pdf

2. Walter-Cowart-chitterlings.pdf

3. Walter-Cowart-humorous-talk.pdf

4. Walter-Cowart-self-description.pdf