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Here are the answers to the “Deadly” version of the 2020 Holiday Hunt:

1. Elice and Rhodes Haverty
Dr. John Rhodes Haverty (1926-2014) could have gone into the family furniture business started by his grandfather Michael Haverty, but he chose a different path. A 1953 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, Haverty was a pediatrician for more than a decade. He worked in private practice until 1968 when he transitioned into the education field as Georgia State’s dean of health sciences. Elice is still alive.

2. Johnie Belle Grace
Born in 1889, Johnie Belle Grace was the only child of Dr. John T. Grace and Isabelle Berry Grace. Dr. Grace was a popular physician. Many recognized his familiar figure as he drove his horse and buggy through Atlanta ministering to the sick.

3. May 8, 1883
Arthur Franklin Black (1883-1975) is buried beside his wife, Julia Bridges Black, and daughter Julia Caroline Black.

4. Julia A. Fraser Gaither
In 1892, Julia Gaither traveled to China to represent the First Methodist Church of Atlanta as a missionary. She served for 34 years.

5. Woodmen of the World
Edward Jervey (1847-1910) belonged to Woodmen of the World. The Woodmen of the World is a national fraternal benefit society founded in June 1890 during a meeting at the Paxton Hotel in Omaha, Nebraska.

6. Book
James Fisher was born in England in 1815, just at the close of the war between the United States and Great Britain. The following year, his parents immigrated to America and settled at Harper’s Ferry. Fisher was deaf-mute. He was educated in Connecticut. Returning to Harper’s Ferry, Fisher worked as an armorer. He then traveled to Knoxville, where he taught in a school for the deaf until the Civil War broke out. His sympathies were with the Confederacy, and he came to Atlanta and forged weapons of warfare during the war. After the war, Fisher continued to teach at Cave Spring, where he remained until he retired.

7. Taney County, Missouri
The marker for Montague Graham Clark and Elizabeth Hoyt Clark is a cenotaph. A cenotaph is an empty tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person or group of people whose remains are elsewhere. It can also be the initial tomb for a person who has since been reinterred elsewhere.

8. David Miller Deakins
David Miller Deakins and Lillian Roberts met during a party while Deakins was on leave during World War II. Lillian, a fifth-generation Atlantan and first cousin to Margaret Mitchell, worked at Eastern Airlines. The two married in 1945 and were together until David died in 1989.

9. Clarke
Marion Clarke Clarke is buried west of the Henson-Parris mausoleum. Constructed in 1925, the Henson-Parris is an example of the Beaux-arts style.

10. 1894
Carl Weinmeister was born in Cassel, Germany, on December 9, 1847. In 1870, he settled in Atlanta. Carl married Marguerite Lechleitner, and they had eight children together. After Marguerite died in 1888, Weinmeister married again to Marie Finscher. Their only child, a son, was born in 1894 and did not survive infancy.

11. Jennifer Lynn Anglin
Although she died recently, not much is known about Jennifer Lynn Anglin in Oakland’s burial records.

12. Louis Jacob Elsas II
A native Atlantan, Dr. Louis Jacob “Skip” Elsas II was born on February 10, 1937, at Emory University Hospital. Under the strict yet loving guidance of his parents Herbert Rothschild Elsas and Edith Levy Elsas, Skip learned at an early age the invaluable virtues of a good education. As a young child, he attended the original Eva Edwards Lovett School, followed by the Marist School, then followed by Phillips Andover Academy. He pursued his higher education at Harvard College and received a B.S. in Biochemistry in 1958. In 1962, Skip graduated with an M.D. from the University of Virginia. In 2002, after 32 years, Skip retired from Emory School of Medicine as a Professor Emeritus.

 

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