Here are the answers to the “Medium” version of the 2022 Spring Scramble scavenger hunt:
Both born in Germany, Conrad and Frederica Weimar immigrated to the United States. They settled in Atlanta and moved into a house on Mangum Street (in present-day Castleberry Hill). Conrad worked as a carpenter and cabinet maker. Frederica ran the house and raised their five children.
2. Yorkshire County
Isabelle “Syble” Elsworth Sciple was born in North Yorkshire, England, in September 1829. She married George Washington Sciple on April 29, 1852, in Mobile, Alabama. The arch that links the two columns reflects the belief that they meet again in Heaven. Their clasped hands are a symbol of matrimony and eternal togetherness.
3. Washington, D.C.
Henry Green enlisted in the Confederate Army in June 1861 in Campbellton, Georgia. He was a private and 1st sergeant of Company A, 21st GA Infantry. Green was wounded at Manassas on August 28, 1862. Records state that he was killed in action near Washington D.C on July 12, 1864.
Businessman Campbell Wallace was a native of Sevier County, Tennessee. In 1853 Wallace became the president of the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad. He supervised the construction of the railroad line to Bristol, completing the railway link from Atlanta to Washington, D.C. Wallace resigned as president in July 1863. He fled to Atlanta to avoid the impending Union army occupation of Knoxville. Wallace remained in Georgia after the war. By 1866, he was superintendent of the Western and Atlantic Railroad. Wallace married Susan Lyons in the early 1830s. They were together for 62 years before her death in 1893. The couple had at least seven children together.
5. “God is good”
Frederick and Eugenia Shearer lived on Luckie Street, just south of Georgia Tech’s campus.
6. Dr. Floyd Wilcox McRae
After graduating from Atlanta Medical College in 1885, Dr. Floyd McRae was hired to teach anatomy. He specialized in gynecological and gastrointestinal surgery. In 1901, McRae was summoned to Buffalo, New York, to consult on the care of President William McKinley. McKinley had been shot in the stomach by an assailant. He died before McRae reached him. In 1905, McRae joined with Dr. Ludwig Amster to establish Piedmont Hospital (the original location on Capitol Avenue near the GSU football stadium). The hospital moved to Peachtree Road in 1955. During World War I, McRae worked to organize physicians from across the state for military service. Note his epitaph – “A heart quick to feel. A hand skillful to relieve.”
7. November and January
Nathan Massey married Mary Elizabeth Calhoun, his third wife, in 1859. Massey was a member of a fraternal organization. The Square and Compasses (or, more correctly, a square and a set of compasses joined together) is the single most identifiable symbol of Freemasonry. Both the square and compasses are architect’s tools and are used in Masonic ritual as emblems to teach symbolic lessons.
Mary Blanchard was the daughter of Moses C. Blanchard and Martha Lane Hill. She died when she was only 15 years old.
Annie McNamara was part 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 to hold weddings and funerals. The tradition began with Annie’s son, John McNamara, who died in 1881. Catholic priests were available in Atlanta. 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.”
10. Anthoney or Anthony
James N. Anthony was born April 4, 1836. He died July 1, 1906.
11. Kovno, Lithuania
Born Manya Zelmanova Klinitzkaya, Marian Kline grew up in Kovno, Lithuania. Kovno (Kaunas), located in central Lithuania, was one of the country’s largest cities and a center of Jewish learning. Her father, Rabbi Solomon Kline, taught in Poland at the Isaac Alchonon Institute, one of the foremost schools of Hebrew learning before the world wars. Marian Kline married Henry Alexander, a prominent attorney and civic leader in Atlanta, in 1921. He was a member of the Georgia General Assembly from 1909-1910 and was the only Jew that served during this term. They had four children, Henry Aaron Jr., Rebecca, Esther, and Judith.
12. The South
Penny Luck is a future Oakland resident.
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