|Birth: ||Dec. 23, 1872|
|Death: ||Sep. 8, 1897|
Georgia was the baby of the family, born less than a year before her father died. She wanted to be an actress and finally convinced her mother to let her attend The Boston School of Elocution in her home town of Indianapolis. Georgia made her debut in May of 1891. She did find work as an actress for at least a little while as she mentions keeping a "Stage Journal" in her regular journal.
By 1893 Georgia had given up the stage. She married George Thomas Watkins on January 24, 1894, at her family's home at 286 Christian Avenue, Indianapolis, with the Rev. Frank O. Ballard officiating. A year later on January 19, 1895, Georgia gave birth to her son, Julian Lewis Watkins, and a little over a year and a half after that she died of consumption, just as her father had. She was only twenty-two years old.
Her family buried her at Crown Hill Cemetery in the plot that her mother had bought more than twenty years earlier when Georgia's father died, also of consumption. They did not place a gravestone.
George W. Lewis (1842 - 1873)
Sarah Jane Tedrow Lewis (1844 - 1928)
George Thomas Watkins (1870 - 1943)*
Julian Lewis Watkins (1895 - 1980)*
Ransome Tedrow Lewis (1868 - 1945)*
Georgia E. Lewis Watkins (1872 - 1897)
Note: burial: SEP 9,1897. There is no stone.
Crown Hill Cemetery
Plot: Sec: 20, Lot: 16
Maintained by: Nanny
Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Dec 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 46042555
Thank you so much for leaving your Journal. I just wish your "Stage Journal" had also been saved and passed down. Your son Julian, my grandfather, missed you so. In his eyes you were a great actress.Know that your name is still written and spoken and y...(Read more)|
Added: Nov. 21, 2010