|Birth: ||Jan. 28, 1854|
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 1946|
Georgia is a great-grandaunt of mine. Her obituary in the Glen Rose Reporter:
"The rank of the old pioneers are rapidly thinning. One by one these rugged individuals who faced the hardships of early day experiences, and led the way toward present-day living comforts are answering the last call. ‘It is enough, come up higher.' On Monday evening at about 8 o'clock just after the shades of night had gathered, the spirit of ‘Aunt Georgia Ann' Osborn quietly passed to its well-earned reward.
"‘Aunt Georgia' as she was called by her many friends was a very unusual character, and that fact calls for and deserves an unusual eulogy. Mere facts and dates do not even begin to make up a well-rounded account of such a life. She was a Christian after the full pattern of the New Testament. She reveled in the deep things of the spiritual revelation. She loved the Old Book—every word recorded there—and she lived its precepts to an amazing fullness and completeness. She had what is often called the ‘spiritual insight'. . . .
"Converted at the age of 14, she lived a most consistent Christian life for nearly 79 years. All these years she was a faithful and working member of the Baptist Church wherever she lived, but had a fellowship with all who loved the Master. Being left a widow about 36 years ago, she held the home together and through faith and hard work maintained a home that has been a lighthouse to the community through all the years following . . .
"Mother Osborn was as fine a neighbor as could be found. She loved people and sought to serve wherever needed. Her home was always a sheltering haven for all that came, and there was always a welcome found therein. For many years to come we will be hearing good things said about Mother Osborn (Aunt Georgia). Her life radiated good cheer. She supported every good cause and encouraged people in all different stations of life to put forth their best efforts in whatever they might undertake and live honestly and uprightly. She longed to go home and be with her Savior, and with those whom she loved already on the ‘other side.'"
Georgia Ann: When General Sherman reached Atlanta he made a Union Camp out of the city until he, with General Grant's permission, pursued his March to the Sea," laying further waste to the area between Atlanta and Savannah. As he left Atlanta, he burned the town behind him. Georgia Ann vividly recalled seeing the red glow in the sky of Atlanta burning.
Thank you, Gwen Swink , for taking the time to take the photographs. I will share the pictures with other relatives and enter them into my records as well. People yet to be born will thank you for the pictures Gwen.
Thank you Gwen.
John Samuel Osborn (1856 - 1910)*
William Carrol Osborn (1882 - 1976)*
Susan Roxanna Osborn Parker (1884 - 1972)*
Benjamin Franklin Osborn (1888 - 1888)*
James Ronel Osborn (1889 - 1968)*
Eunice Osborn Thrash (1893 - 1983)*
Jerry Eber Osborn (1897 - 1971)*
Post Oak Cemetery
Created by: Wayne L. Osborne
Record added: Jun 26, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8996931