Here are the answers to the “deadly” version of the 2022 Spring Scramble scavenger hunt:
1. Georgia Prince Wood
Georgia Prince Wood is buried near her children: Dessie, William, and Josephine.
2. Henry R. Durand
Henry Durand owned a popular restaurant at Atlanta’s Union passenger station in the late 1800s. He was also a member of the Atlanta Bicycle Club (founded in 1888). The club staged races, sometimes returning home by moonlight.
3. Carolyn Reynolds Mitchell and Anita Benteen Mitchell
Born in 1896, Alexander Stephens Mitchell was the only sibling of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Margaret Mitchell to live beyond infancy. After serving in World War I, Stephens become a lawyer and historian. He served as president of the Atlanta Bar Association and editor of the Atlanta Historical Society Bulletin. On May 3, 1927, Stephens married Carolyn Louise Reynolds, called Carrie Lou. They had two sons, Eugene Muse Mitchell and Joseph Reynolds Mitchell. Carrie Lou died in 1950. In 1952, Stephens Mitchell married Anita Benteen. Margaret Mitchell had no children. In her five-page handwritten will, she left all rights to Gone with the Wind to her husband, John Marsh. Upon his death in 1952, everything passed to Stephens and eventually to his two sons.
Born in Birmingham, England, Maria Gershon married Prussian immigrant George Kleinert. The couple lived on Alabama Street. Kleinert bottled beer while Maria kept house. They rest in Old Jewish Burial Grounds, the oldest of three Jewish burial grounds at Oakland Cemetery.
5. Her heart and hand
Julia Orme (1926-1999) was born in Atlanta to Mary Clarke Cohen Orme (later Mary Cohen Bienvenu) and Charles Dickerson Orme (1897-1972). After her parents divorced in the mid-1930s, Martin spent part of her childhood in Europe, particularly Portugal and France, with her mother and her sister, Beau. She attended Washington Seminary School in Atlanta and the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. She attended the University of Georgia and later graduated from Georgia State University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts in history. She married Justus C. Martin, Jr. (1925-1993) in the late 1940s. The Martins had two daughters, Maudie Martin Huff and Julia Martin McClelland. Julia Orme Martin was a landscape designer who helped restore and preserve Ansley Park. Julia Martin designed gardens in the Southeast for two decades, beginning in the early 1970s. Like most women landscape designers of this period, Martin primarily worked in the arena of residential landscape design. Her most notable projects include the A. G. Rhodes Home on Boulevard Avenue (Atlanta, Georgia); the Henry B. Tompkins property on West Wesley Road (Atlanta, Georgia); and the Columbus Museum, once the home of W. C. Bradley (Columbus, Georgia).
Born in Georgia, Kitty Wadley attended Vassar College in New York in the 1870s. She married Aaron Burr Steele, president of Enterprise Lumber Company. The couple lived on Peachtree Street, close to the present-day location of the Fox Theatre. She died November 8, 1911.
7. A true faithful and loving wife and friend
On the 1870 census, Angie was living in Atlanta, Georgia with her parents. She married Lyman Redwine on June 15, 1876, in Atlanta.
8. County Leitrim
The seventh of eight children, Thomas Patrick Moran was born into a rural Irish farming family. After graduating from technical college in Ireland, he lived and worked in Birmingham, England. Following his immigration to Australia in 1960, he married the late Diana Anne Holmes in 1964. They lived in Sydney, Australia before immigrating to America in 1976, settling in Atlanta. Tom was a carpenter all his life until he retired in the late 1990s. He was equally passionate about Irish Gaelic football (he played in Ireland with his brother, Frank, in their youth) and soccer (playing from boyhood until middle age). He coached boys soccer teams in Atlanta for many years and enthusiastically followed professional leagues until his passing. He founded a dramatic society in his hometown and held a life-long passion for the arts. In his youth, he was a boxer and continued to love that sport his whole life. A great fisherman, Tom revered salmon fishing most of all, especially when he was joined by his brother Frank, on the west coast of Ireland. Tom joined the Hibernian Benevolent Society in 1976, serving as President, and was an active member for over 35 years. He loved to travel and took countless trips around the US and overseas, including returning home to Ireland every few years.
Clyde Longshore Persons was one of five children born to William Matthews Persons and Alice Virginia Longshore Persons. One sibling, who died at age 2, is buried here without a stone.
Edward Niaga Wood was the sweetheart of Carrie Jackson Albitz. They married on November 29, 1883. Edward died when he was 35 years old. Carrie, buried beside him, lived into her seventies.
11. 5 years old
Bridget Sherlock was a descendant of a group of Irish travelers and horse traders who settled in Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina. Eight families – the Rileys, McNamaras, Carrolls, Sherlocks, Garmans, Costellos, Dartys, and O’Haras – held an annual reunion in Atlanta. Catholic priests were available in Atlanta, so they would hold their weddings and funerals here. The tradition began with John McNamara, who died in 1881. Funeral mass took place at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and then the traders would proceed to Oakland. When traders met on the road, their parting words were often “See you at the funeral.” Five year old Bridget Sherlock was a member of the O’Hara clan.
12. Clementine Constantine
Born in North Carolina in 1813, Clementine Cornelia Hamlett married French physician Dr. Francis Louis Constantine on March 22, 1827. They were married 64 years (until Francis’ death) and had at least seven children. Clementine died in February 1895.
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