Margaret Hitt (Peavy) (1922 - 2003)

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Birthplace: Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States
Death: Died in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States
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About Margaret Hitt (Peavy)

Margaret Peavy Hitt was a career newpaperwoman, a rarity during her era. According to Margaret's obituary, she was actually following in her mother's footsteps. Katherine McGaw Peavy Poole was one of the first women reporters for the Hearst owned Georgian newspaper. When it's publication ceased, she went on to write for The Atlanta Journal.

Furthermore, newspaper reporting is also found in Margaret's paternal side. Her uncle, Arthur Peavy, was a reporter for the Miami Herald.

It was stated, "Mrs. Hitt was a former City Room general assignment reporter, columnist and feature writer for The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Consitution. During her junior and senior high school days, she worked every summer (without pay) as a copy girl for The Georgian newspaper."

During World War II, Margaret wrote a daily column about military accomplishments of Georgians in the armed forces. She even interviewed Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt when her husband's funeral train stopped in Atlanta. After the war, Margaret wrote the "Peachtree Parade" society column for The Atlanta Journal.

Margaret was a 1939 graduate of Washington Seminary in Atlanta and attended Louisiana State University. She was secretary of the 1941-42 Atlanta Debutante Club and wrote the daily column, "Debs Daily Doings By One of Them" anonymously for The Atlanta Journal. At her debut party, Margaret carried a bouquet of orchids given to her by Margaret Mitchell. Yes, that Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind.

Margaret was a member of various organizations, including The National Society of Colonial Dames of America, Historic Oakland Cemetery, The High Museum of Art, and The Georgia Historical Society.

Upon her death, it was asked that contributions be made to the Historic Oakland Foundation, the cemetery in which she was laid to rest.

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Margaret Hitt's Timeline

1922
March 2, 1922
Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States
2003
July 30, 2003
Age 81
Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States
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Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States