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Mary Dorothy Lyndon (1877 - 1924)

on August 13, 1877 in Newnan, Georgia, Mary Dorothy Lyndon graduated from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, in 1896 with the first dramatic arts degree ever awarded by the college. She was a graduate...

5/22/2021 5/22/2021

Alice Denmark (née Daughtry; February 1, 1898 – April 1, 2012) was an American pediatrician in Atlanta, Georgia. She was the world's oldest practicing pediatrician until her retirement in May 2001 at t...

5/22/2021 5/22/2021

Mary Givens Bryan (1910 - 1964)

Eugenia Givens was born in LaGrange in Troup County on 3 September 1910 to Janie Lou Cox Givens (1876-1913) and Young Clyde Givens (1877-1938). After her mother died before Mary’s third birthday, Mary ...

5/22/2021 5/22/2021

Laura Pope Forester (1873 - 1953)

in a rural area of South Georgia, Laura Pope Forester combined her gifts and her convictions to create an environment that demonstrated both superior artistic genius, and a message that was rarely hear...

5/22/2021 5/22/2021

Allie Murray Smith (1905 - 2000)

Allethea "Allie" Murray Smith was a teacher, dressmaker and postal worker. She was the mother of former First Lady, Rosalynn Carter.Rosalynn would credit her mother with inspiring her own independence ...

4/3/2008 5/22/2021

Clarice Cross Bagwell (1914 - 2001)

Cross Bagwell (December 15, 1914 – September 26, 2001) was an American educator and activist. She was the first woman in Georgia to serve as forewoman of a grand jury,[a] as well as one of the first sp...

5/22/2021 5/22/2021

Katharine DuPre Lumpkin (1897 - 1988)

DuPre Lumpkin (December 22, 1897 – May 5, 1988) was an American writer from Macon, Georgia. She is a member of both the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame and the Georgia Women of Achievement.---------------...

1/19/2012 5/22/2021

Juanita Marsh (1926 - 2013)

Daniel Marsh (December 4, 1926 – February 9, 2013) was an American judge. She earned her law degree taking night classes at the Woodrow Wilson College of Law and was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1951...

5/22/2021 5/22/2021

Elizabeth Geiger Wright (1924 – March 4, 2002) was an American conservationist, educator, and animal activist. After beginning with her family's own house and 19 acres (7.7 ha) farm property in Cobb Co...

5/22/2021 5/22/2021

Julia Collier Harris (1875 - 1967)

Collier Harris (November 11, 1885 – January 21, 1967) was an American writer and journalist. She wrote the earliest biography of Joel Chandler Harris, her husband's father. As owners and publishers of ...

2/10/2007 10/22/2020

Emily Woodward (1885 - 1970)

Barnelia Woodward (May 2, 1885 – March 23, 1970) was an American journalist and advocate. She served as the editor for the Vienna News and later became its sole owner. Later in life, she became activel...

10/21/2020 10/21/2020

Celestine Sibley (1914 - 1999)

Sibley (May 23, 1914 – August 15, 1999) was a well-known American newspaper reporter, syndicated columnist, and novelist in Atlanta, Georgia, for nearly sixty years.BiographySibley was born in Holley, ...

10/21/2020 10/21/2020

Susan Myrick (1893 - 1978)

"Sue" Dowdell Myrick (February 20, 1893 – September 3, 1978) was an American journalist, educator, author, and conservationist. Her friendship with author Margaret Mitchell led to Myrick's role as a te...

10/21/2020 10/21/2020

Ellamae Ellis League (1899 - 1991)

Ellis League, FAIA (July 9, 1899 – March 4, 1991) was an American architect, the fourth woman registered architect in Georgia and "one of Georgia and the South's most prominent female architects." She ...

10/16/2020 10/16/2020

Huger Lee (1914–2006) was a landscape architect from Savannah, Georgia most known for her work designing gardens and parks for historical landmarks in the state. Specifically, Lee is known for her desi...

10/14/2020 10/14/2020

Leila Ross Wilburn (1885 - 1967)

The practice of Atlanta architect Leila Ross Wilburn emerged from and reflected the values of the Craftsman movement. Craftsman architecture promoted craftsmanship, solid construction, family life, and...

10/14/2020 10/14/2020

Allie Carroll Hart (1913 - 2003)

Carroll Hart (1913–2003; sometimes known as Carroll Hart) was an American librarian, historian, archivist, and teacher who served as the director of the Georgia Department of Archives and History from ...

4/17/2020 4/17/2020

Frances Freeborn Pauley (1905 - 2003)

Freeborn Pauley (1905-2003) was a southern civil rights activist in Georgia, who battled against racial injustice and discrimination throughout her life. Due to her actions in the civil rights movement...

4/15/2020 4/15/2020

Elfrida Barrow (1884 - 1970)

De Renne Barrow (1884–1970) was an author and poet who has been honored as a Georgia Woman of Achievement. Barrow joined the Georgia Historical Society in 1920 as a curator and one of the first women a...

2/7/2018 5/13/2018

Mary Ellen "Nellie" Black (1851 - 1919)

"Nellie"

Nellie Peters Black (1851 - 1919) Nellie Peters Black devoted a lifetime of service to an extended community. Blessed with a strong mind and persuasive personality, she was an informed and forceful adv...

11/15/2013 1/26/2018

Lucy Barrow McIntire (1886 - 1967)

of Attorney Francis Percival McIntire. Mother of six children. Helped found the local League of Women Voters and the Junior League of Savannah (their first president). Co-founder of Historic Savannah, ...

12/9/2008 7/16/2017

Sara Branham Matthews (1888 - 1962)

Elizabeth Branham Matthews (1888–1962) was an American microbiologist and physician best known for her research into the isolation and treatment of Neisseria meningitidis, a causative organism of menin...

4/1/2015 4/1/2015

Helen Douglas Mankin (1896 - 1956)

Douglas Mankin (September 11, 1896 – July 25, 1956) was an American politician; she was the second woman to represent Georgia in the United States House of Representatives.Mankin was born September 11,...

4/1/2015 4/1/2015

Viola Ross Napier (1881 - 1962)

Ross Napier (1881–1962) was one of the first two women to be elected into the House of Representatives in the U.S. state of Georgia shortly following the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Const...

3/31/2015 3/31/2015

Caroline Pafford Miller (1903 - 1992)

Pafford Miller (August 26, 1903 – July 12, 1992) was an American writer.She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1934 for her first novel, Lamb in His Bosom, about her home state of Georgia. In addition to the Pu...

3/31/2015 3/31/2015

Moina Bell Michael MP (1869 - 1944)

"Poppy Lady"

Birth: Aug. 15, 1869 Good Hope Walton County Georgia, USA Death: May 10, 1944 Athens Clarke County Georgia, USAEducator, "Poppy Lady." Moina Michael established the poppy as a universal symbol of tri...

10/27/2012 3/31/2015

Mary Ann Lipscomb (1848 - 1918)

Ann Rutherford Lipscomb (1848 — 1918) was an educator born in Athens, Georgia. Lipscomb believed in childhood education, and she helped make primary education required for all children in Georgia.After...

12/3/2008 3/31/2015

Corra May Harris (1869 - 1935)

Mae Harris (March 17, 1869 – February 7, 1935), was an American writer and journalist.Works

9/20/2010 3/31/2015

Grace Towns Hamilton (1907 - 1992)

Towns-Hamilton (1907–1992) was the first African American woman elected to the Georgia General Assembly. As executive director of the Atlanta Urban League 1943–1960, Hamilton was involved in issues of ...

2/25/2013 3/31/2015

Ellen Craft (1826 - 1891)

Profile photo: Ellen Craft dressed as a man to escape from slavery. Craft (1826–1891) and William Craft (September 25, 1824 – January 29, 1900) were slaves from Macon, Georgia in the United States who ...

3/8/2010 3/31/2015

Bessie Lillian Carter MP (1898 - 1983)

"Lillian Carter/ Bessie Lillian Carter"

Bessie Lillian Gordy Carter was the mother of former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter. She is also known for contribution to nursing in her home state of Georgia and as a Peace Corps volunt...

3/6/2007 3/31/2015

First LadyEllen Louis Axson Wilson was the first wife of President Woodrow Wilson. She found time for painting among other social responsibilities as First Lady. Ellen Louise Axson Wilson was William P...

5/25/2007 3/31/2015

Lillian Eugenia Smith (1897 - 1966)

Eugenia Smith (December 12, 1897 – September 28, 1966) was a writer and social critic of the Southern United States, known best for her best-selling novel Strange Fruit (1944). A white woman who openly...

3/31/2015 3/31/2015

Pickering Rankin (June 11, 1880 – May 18, 1973) was the first woman in the US Congress. A Republican, she was elected statewide in Montana in 1916 and again in 1940. A lifelong pacifist, she is the onl...

2/17/2009 3/31/2015

Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)

Mary Flannery O'Connor was an American writer and essayist. An important voice in American literature, she wrote two novels and 32 short stories, as well as a number of reviews and commentaries. She wa...

3/30/2010 3/31/2015

Margaret Mitchell MP (1900 - 1949)

Margaret Mitchell:* Wikipedia * Find A Grave * IMDB Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was an American author, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 for her epic novel Gone w...

2/26/2009 3/31/2015

Helen Dortch Longstreet (1863 - 1962)

Dortch Longstreet (April 20, 1863 – May 3, 1962) was an American social advocate, librarian, and newspaper woman serving as reporter, editor, publisher, and business manager. She was the first woman wh...

10/28/2011 3/31/2015

Juliette Magill Kinzie Low MP (1860 - 1927)

"Daisy Low", "Daisy Kinzie", "Founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA"

Gordon Low (born Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon in Savannah, Georgia, October 31, 1860 – January 17, 1927) was an American youth leader and the founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA in 1912.Juliette Gor...

7/25/2007 3/31/2015

"Lettie" Pate Whitehead Evans (born Letitia Pate in 1872, died November 14, 1953) was an American businesswoman and philanthropist. She was the first woman to be on Coca-Cola's board of directors.Biogr...

3/26/2015 3/31/2015

Martha McChesney Berry (1886 - 1942)

"mattie"

of BERRY College in Rome, Floyd Co., GAMcChesney Berry (October 7, 1865 – February 27, 1942) was an American educator and the founder of Berry College in Rome, Georgia.Early yearsMartha McChesney Berry...

11/1/2012 3/31/2015

Daughters of the American Revolution* Susan Milton Atkinson* Nat'l Num: 23121 * Chapter: GA* Ancestor: MILTON, JOHN (A080124) Cobb Milton Atkinson (1860—1942) was influential in promoting education to ...

9/19/2011 3/31/2015

Eliza Frances Andrews (1840 - 1931)

Frances Andrews (August 10, 1840 – January 21, 1931) was a popular Southern writer of the Gilded Age. Her works were published in popular magazines and papers, including the New York World and Godey's ...

10/2/2013 3/31/2015

Ann Latimer Felton (June 10, 1835 – January 24, 1930) was an American writer, lecturer, reformer, and politician who became the first woman to serve in the United States Senate. She was the most promin...

1/15/2012 3/31/2015

Nancy Hart MP (1747 - c.1830)

"War Woman", "Ann", "Ann Nancy Morgan", "Nancy Morgan"

A Patriot of the American Revolution for GEORGIA. DAR Ancestor # A051652 Nancy Morgan Hart (c. 1735 – 1830) was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War whose exploits against Loyalists in the Ge...

7/20/2008 3/31/2015