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John Henry Fitzhugh Mayo

Also Known As: "Fitz M.", "Our Southern Friend"
Birthplace: Chelsea, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States
Death: October 04, 1943 (42-50)
Maryland, United States
Place of Burial: West River, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev Robert Atkinson Mayo and Anna Mayo
Ex-husband of Meemaw
Father of Cary; Private and Molly
Brother of Agnes Mayo

Occupation: Warrior
Managed by: John Roger Tyler Moore
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About Fitzhugh Mayo

up-dated 25/11/12 JRTM

  "Sensuality, drunkenness, and worldliness satisfy a man for a time, but their power is a decreasing one. God produces harmony in those who receive His Spirit and follow Its dictates.
  Today as I become more harmonized within, I become more in tune with all of God's wonderful creation. The singing of the birds, the sighing of the wind, the patter of raindrops, the roll of thunder, the laughter of happy children, add to the symphony with which I am in tune. The heaving ocean, the driving rain, autumn leaves, the stars of heaven, the perfume of flowers, music, a smile, and a host of other things tell me of the glory of God.
  There are periods of darkness, but the stars are shining, no matter how black the night. There are disturbances, but I have learned that if I seek patience and open-mindedness, understanding will come. And with it, direction by the Spirit of God. The dawn comes and with it more understanding, the peace that passes understanding, and the joy of living that is not disturbed by the wildness of circumstances or people around me. Fears, resentments, pride, worldly desires, worry, and self-pity no longer possess me. Ever-increasing are the number of true friends, ever-growing is the capacity for love, ever-widening is the horizon of understanding. And above all else comes a greater thankfulness to, and a greater love for Our Father in heaven."  

Fitz Mayo - New York's AA #3 Big Book pages 497-507. OUR SOUTHERN FRIEND (by Fitz Mayo from Washington, D.C.)

re Fitz' maternal uncle  --"Mother hated liquor and feared a drunken man. Her brother had been a drinker and had died in a state hospital for the insane. "

Re: [AAHistoryLovers] Who came to Fitz Mayo in the hospital?

 On page 56, second paragraph, Fitz Mayo was "approached by an alcoholic who had known a spiritual experience." Who was this visitor?  ANSWER from Diz Ticher (and also from Bill Lash):   Bill Wilson

"In World War II, Fitz at last was able to join the Army, where he was found to be suffering from cancer. He died October 4, 1943, eight years after he stopped drinking. Fitz is buried on the grounds of Christ Episcopal Church at Owensville, MD, where his father had once been pastor. He is buried just a few feet from Jim Burwell."

"Our Southern Friend", Fitzhugh  Mayo, had a spiritual experience in hospital.     -   Randy    - Jim B....buried in the Christ Episcopal Church cemetery in Owensville, Maryland near his boyhood friend, John Henry Fitzhugh Mayo, ...&... were among the first members of AA to get and stay sober with Bill W.

 -  Wikipedia  ..
    * 1930 Wash DC Roll: 304 p. 9A Enum Dist 386; Image: 860.0. b. 1898, NJ  J H Fitzhugh Mayo 32  Elizabeth C G M 30  E Cary M 7  Fitzhugh M 6
    * 1920 
    * 1910 Elect Dist 1, Anne Arundel MD roll T624_550 p. 7A; Enum Dist 1; Image: 15 Robert A Mays 32 Anna T Mays 38 Agnes Mays 15 John F R Mays 13
    * 1900  Philadelphia Ward 7 Phila PA  Roll T623 1455 p. 5B; Enum Dist 139.  Robert A Mayo 42  Anne T M 28  Agnes M 5  John H F M 2  Winnie Rush 29  Mary Egan 17  Hannah Timmony 29
     *  1880 Staten Island NYC Roll: T9_923; Fam Hist Film: 1254923; p. 337.2000; Enum 307 Image: 0682  Clerk In Store   John F. M  62  Ellen E. M  41  Robert A. M 22
Margarett Martin 19  Sarah Stoner 30  John Kelley 27  William Fass 29  Margarett Kelley 22  William Kelley 1M
   *  John Henry FitzHugh MAYO, 23 yrs m. Elizabeth 15 Jun 1921 Norfolk VA 
   *  1921, Jun  Alexandria VA. Occup. Asst Mgr / Taught history & math, Norfolk Academy, Norfolk, VA.   Had a summer place at Westbury, VA on the bay.
  * LDS
    Robert Atkinson Mayo b. abt 1799  Bruton Parish, James City d.  4 Jul 1872   Henrico Co., VA  m.  abt 1822   James City VA Sarah Atkinson Taliaferro b. abt 1800 VA  d.  aft 1850  Henrico Co    s/o   WILLIAM MAYO &  Elizabeth Bland Poythress
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Fitzhugh Mayo's Timeline

July 1897
Chelsea, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States
April 7, 1922
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
September 1931
West River, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
- October 4, 1943
Age 43
Maryland, United States
October 4, 1943
Age 46
Maryland, United States
- 1943
United States
West River, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States