Here are the answers to Scout Search Hunt 2:
1. August 4, 1919: Mary Ellen “Nellie” Peters Black (1851–1919) was a prominent organizer and activist related to women’s issues in Georgia. She pushed for free kindergartens and hospitals, the enforcement of child labor laws, and for the admission of women to the University of Georgia and the Georgia Bar.
2. Mary Malone Jones: Mary Rice Malone met Bobby Jones in 1919 and they married in 1924. They had three children: Clara Malone, Robert Tyre III, and Mary Ellen. Mary, Bobby, and their daughter Clara are buried in the Malone family lot.
3. Aussies, River: Alice Wilson Brock loved all animals, especially horses and dogs. She was a dog show judge and even owned a best of breed winner at Westminster Kennel Club. She became a whitewater kayaker and enjoyed the water.
4. 1860: Old Jewish Burial Grounds in the oldest of three Jewish burial sections at Oakland Cemetery.
5. Her father: William Finch was Atlanta’s first Black city councilman and considered the ‘father’ of Atlanta Public Schools. His daughter, Josephine Darden, is buried at Southview Cemetery in Atlanta.
6. Springfield: Estell R. Coles taught for many years at city schools in Springfield and Kansas City, Missouri.
7. Carrie Steele Logan, 1900: Carrie Steele Logan (1829-1900) chartered an orphanage in 1888 that still operates today as the Carrie Steele-Pitts Home – the oldest Black orphanage in the nation. A formerly enslaved person, Steele came to Atlanta after the Civil War and worked as a maid at the railroad terminal. She began to “house” abandoned children in boxcars until she could take them home with her at night. She eventually raised money to start an orphanage by selling her house and her autobiography.
8. Elephants: 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 calves and orphaned young.
9. Mary Susan Woodlan: Mary Woodlan was a longtime staff member at Oakland Cemetery. She served as the Director of Special Events and Volunteers and helped Historic Oakland Foundation preserve the history of Oakland Cemetery for future generations.
10. July 17, 1867: When the U.S. entered into World War I in 1917, Mildred McPheeters Inman stepped into a leadership role. She was a founding member and chair of the Women’s Council of National Defense, Georgia Division. Mildred Inman wrote articles for the newspaper and the Women’s Council newsletter that included suggestions to help the war effort. She encouraged civilians, especially women, to join the Red Cross and plant family gardens. Inman was also appointed Vice Chair of the Georgia Council of National Defense, an organization chaired by Governor Hugh Dorsey.
11. Bird: A bird is a symbol of a soul in flight. The Rawson Mausoleum is the final resting place of Julia Collier Harris. Harris was a journalist who co-owned and wrote for the Columbus Enquirer-Sun. Her courageous articles called out political corruption, ignorance, and racial injustice. Her writing helped the newspaper win a first Pulitzer Prize (a first for Georgia) in 1926.
12. Wreath: Niobe, in Greek mythology, was the wife of Amphion, king of Thebes. Proud of her big family of six daughters and six sons, Niobe boasted of her superiority to her friend Leto, the mother of only two children, Apollo and Artemis. As a punishment, Leto told Apollo and Artemis to kill Niobe’s children. Niobe was devastated and could not stop weeping. Out of pity for her grief, the gods changed Niobe into a rock. She is a symbol of grief. The wreath is a symbol of eternity.
Earn an Oakland Cemetery fun patch when you complete the Scout Search. The patches are available for purchase in the Oakland Cemetery Museum Store. All proceeds benefit the restoration of Oakland Cemetery.