Georgia obituaries
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Georgia obituaries

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Title: Georgia obituaries
Dates: 1764, 1911-1928
Extent: 1.6 cubic feet (11 boxes)
Identification: MS 1713

Biographical/Historical Note

These Georgia obituaries were gleaned from various sources and compiled by Mabel Freeman LaFar and presented to the Georgia Historical Society as a Bi-Centennial Memorial of the founding of Georgia on February 12, 1933. Clippings were contributed from the following members of the Daughters of the American Revolution thru-out the state from their local newspapers:

Mrs. Florence H. Lewis, John Houston chapter, Thomaston, Georgia Mrs. J. N. Bateman, Atlanta chapter, Atlanta, Georgia Mrs. L.W. Hooper, Bainbridge chapter, Bainbridge Georgia Mrs. S. Branch Latar, Lachlan McIntosh chapter, Savannah, Georgia Mrs. Milton Long, Button Gwinnett chapter, Columbus, Georgia Mrs. E.L. Pirkle, Gen. James Jackson chapter, Valdosta, Georgia Mrs. M. Crawford, Toccoa chapter, Toccoa, Georgia


Scope and Content Note

The collection is organized into two series: obituary clippings and obituary indexes. They are each arranged alphabetically. The clippings are arranged by the name of the deceased person, while the indexes include all names mentioned within the obituaries. These records were compiled from the following newspapers:

Albany Herald Atlanta Constitution Atlanta Journal Bainbridge Post Search Light Brunswick News Columbus Ledger Columbus Enquirer Sun Gadsden County Times Macon Telegraph Pike County Journal Rome News Tribune Savannah Morning News Savannah Press The Magnolia (a magazine published in Savannah in 1842) Thomaston Times Toccoa Record


Index Terms

Clergy--Georgia--Rome.
Obituaries--Georgia.
Undertakers and undertaking--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

No history prior to donation.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Georgia obituaries, MS 1713, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

Series 1: Obituary clippings

Box: 1

A-K

Box

2L-Y
 

Obituary indexes

Box

3A-Bru

Box

4Bru - De

Box

5Dec - Hale

Box

6Hall - Jor

Box

7Jos - McMe

Box

8McMi-Pro

Box

9Pru-Sul

Box

10Sum-Z

Box

11Ministers and undertakers