Here are the answers to the “easy” version of the 2021 Holiday Hunt scavenger hunt:
The star is a symbol of heavenly wisdom. This angel marks the final resting place of Charles Edward Rawson Boynton, a dry goods dealer.
2. Reid Benson
Reid Benson was a long-time volunteer tour guide here at Oakland, and his closest companion was Jody, his miniature Schnauzer. Before Reid passed away in 1997, he made it clear that he wanted Jody to be with him through eternity. When Jody died a few years later, that request was honored.
3. January 9, 1887
Henry John Gustavus Kuhrt’s marker is an obelisk. An obelisk is a tall, tapered pillar that often commemorates a person or event. The design dates back to ancient Egypt.
The Henson-Parris mausoleum is a small temple complete with Ionic columns and a glass window. The mausoleum was built in 1925.
5. Morris Brown College
Bishop Wesley John Gaines was the second pastor at Big Bethel A.M.E in Atlanta. He grew the church into the largest Black congregation in the South, with a membership of over 2,000 people. Bishop Gaines taught himself to read as a small child, and his passion for education led to the founding of Morris Brown College in the basement of the church.
6. December 15, 1881
Cora Lee Stevenson was born December 15, 1881. She died two days before Christmas in 1955 at the age of 74.
Ollivette Eugenia Smith Allison was the fourth director and a former resident of the Carrie Steele-Pitts Home, an orphanage in Atlanta. She loved elephants. In the wild, adult elephants will work together to raise young elephants in the herd.
8. Parks, Family
George Parks and his family are buried next to Potter’s Field. Potter’s Field looks like an open, grassy area, but there are more than 7,500 people buried here. A nearby rectangular monument represents those buried, stating, “A memorial to the citizens of Atlanta who are buried in unmarked graves.”
The marker for sisters Rosalyn and Helen Macks contains engravings of two Jewish symbols – the Star of David and the menorah. The seven-branched menorah was an ancient lamp that the Israelites used during their wanderings through the desert and later sat in their Temple. A Hanukkah menorah, or hanukkiah, has eight branches (plus a center candle) and is lit during the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.
10. His wife Minnie
James Blackmon is buried next to his beloved wife, Minnie.
11. Jesse Eldridge Prince
Jesse Eldridge Prince (1865-1900) married Gussie Monteith around 1896.
Fred Coulter is buried between his wife Emilie and son James.