Here are the answers to the “Medium” version of the 2020 Holiday Hunt:
1. Volunteer docent and lifetime student
Marion Pearlman attended the University of Georgia, where she studied zoology. She was manager of the Mycobacteriology Lab for the Georgia Public Health Laboratory when she retired. During this time, she joined the Historic Oakland Foundation as a volunteer docent. Her memorial bench sits in the northeast corner of the North Public Grounds.
Leonard Yarbrough was the infant son of Benjamin Franklin Yarbrough and Sallie Fitts Yarbrough.
3. 4 and 5
Each tree planted in Oakland is identified by a number marked on a silver tag. This identification system helps the Historic Oakland Foundation gardens team keep track of a tree’s age, health status, and species.
4. Sherlock Holmes
Although only Reverend Bunzy Ralph Holmes (1887-1950) is listed on the gravestone, he shares this spot with his wife, Bertha Louise “Byrdie” Holmes.
Thomas and Mary Askew had nine children: daughters Minnie, Nellie, and Jeanette and six sons, Robert, Arthur, Walter, Everett and twins Clarence and Norman. Thomas Askew was a pioneer African American photographer. He began his photography career in the 1880s at Motes Studio downtown Atlanta. He later operated his own studio from home on Summit Avenue. Askew was instrumental in photographing numerous African-American subjects for W.E.B. Du Bois’ 1900 Paris Exposition.
6. Daisy R. Cater
The daughter of Victor and Catharine Rochon, Daisy (1889-1921) married James Tate Cater.
7. Ludo Van Stavoren
Ludo Van Stavoren (1903-1976), a native Atlantan, served as a colonel in the Army during World War II. He was a member of The Temple and a retired car salesman.
Rosa Bonesteni Pollock was born in Russia in 1872. On June 8, 1925, she was struck by lightning and electrocuted along with her 12-year-old daughter Edith.
Beryl H. Weiner died April 19, 2014. He went to the University of Georgia where he lettered in tennis, received a music scholarship, and served as president of the Interfraternity Council. Upon graduation, he received a commission in the Army and after active service was honorably discharged with the rank of First Lieutenant. Having been admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1957, Beryl became a member of the Atlanta Bar Association and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta and was a founding member of the law firm Weiner, Yancey, Dempsey, and Diggs. Confirmed at The Temple, he was a president of the Jewish Educational Load Fund and was a president of the Southern Jewish Historical Society. Not only did he write a collection of poems, D’vor Torahs, eulogies, public speeches, and opening prayers, but he wrote an autobiography and a series of journals. Beryl played bass clarinet in the Atlanta Concert Band and was an avid tennis player.
10. Stone Mountain City Cemetery
Hilliard Cherry Tuggle III is entombed in the Tuggle family mausoleum at Stone Mountain City Cemetery.
11. New York City
Julia Touro Moses was born in Manhattan in 1882. She married Cecil Abraham Alexander, the son of Julius M. Alexander, Sr. & Rebecca Solomon Alexander.
12. November 3, 1917
Fannie Judah Knowles was the wife of Clarence Knowles, a Georgia state congressman. Knowles introduced a bill to authorize the building of Georgia Tech’s first permanent dormitory in 1896. Knowles Hall was named for him.
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