Moore Methodist Museum collection of Northen family papers
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Moore Methodist Museum collection of Northen family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Northen family.
Title: Moore Methodist Museum collection of Northen family papers
Dates: 1904-1935
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (4 folders)
Identification: MS 2429

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Henry Northen (1863-1904) was born in Sparta, Georgia. He graduated from Mercer University in 1883 and taught for a short time in Kirkwood, DeKalb County, but in 1892, after only a few months, moved to Atlanta and organized the firm of Northen and Dunson, a real estate and loan company. He married Mattie (Martha) Traylor in, the daughter of John H. Traylor of La Grange, in 1888. They had three children: Ruth and William Jonathan, Jr. (twins) and George Traylor Northen.

Mattie (Martha) Northen was born in Forrest Home, near LGrange, Georgia, graduated from LaGrange College in 1876, and attended Mount Vernon Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. Mattie was active in the Red Cross during World War I, was a member of the Shakespeare class in Atlanta for twenty-eight years, and organized the Shakespearean Garden Club. She was also a charter member of the Atlanta Art Association, the Fine Arts Club, the LaGrange College Alumae Association, and continued the work of her late husband and son in assisting thirty-three theological students in finishing their courses at Emory University. She died at her home at 766 Piedmont Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1934.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains Fulton County (Ga.) deeds, correspondence, clippings, an address book, and notes of Mattie (Martha) Traylor Northen and two of her children, William Jonathan Northen, Jr. and Ruth Northen. Materials were collected and donated by the Moore Methodist Museum and are dated 1904-1935.

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Fulton County (Ga.)
Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Processing information

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Access restrictions

Collection is open for research.