Phagan, Mary b. June 1, 1900 d. April 26, 1913 Murdered child factory worker. Mary Phagan worked in a pencil factory in Atlanta, Georgia in 1913. She was found murdered in the basement of the factory at around 3 a.m., on April 27th, the middle of the night after "Confederate Memorial Day." She was 12 years old. After many suspects were investigated, the blame seemed to point to the supervisor of the pencil factory, Leo Frank. Mary had gone to see him at the factory that day to pick up wages due her. Leo Frank's trial was sensational and...[Read More] Cause of death: Murdered Marietta City Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA Plot: SE corner whereCemetery St. and W. Atlanta St. intersect. Near the top of the rise, look for the black information marker on a pole.
Phillips, William b. July 8, 1824 d. September 24, 1908 Confederate Officer. Namesake of the Phillips Legion. In the months before the start of the Civil War, he was a Colonel on Georgia governor Joseph E. Brown's staff. In January of 1861, he accompanied the Governor in the seizure of a huge Federal arsenal near Augusta. Brown assigned him the rank of Brigadier General and put him in command of the 4th Georgia State brigade. They eventually became known as Phillips Legion. However, he was not a General in the Confederate army. When his brigade...[Read More] (Bio by: Evening Blues) Marietta City Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Sanford, Steadman Vincent b. August 24, 1871 d. September 15, 1945 Educator. He began his career in education as a teacher in Marietta, Georgia, and soon became superintendent of that city's school system. He first served as an English professor at the University of Georgia in 1903. He went on to found the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism, the Georgia Press Institute, the Scholastic Press Association, and the George Foster Peabody Awards Advisory Board. As the founder of the University System of Georgia, he served as its first Chancellor. From 1904 to 1927...[Read More] (Bio by: Evening Blues) Marietta City Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA