Georgia E. <I>Lewis</I> Watkins

Georgia E. Lewis Watkins

Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Death 8 Sep 1897 (aged 24)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Plot Sec: 20, Lot: 16
Memorial ID 46042555 · View Source
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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.

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Gravesite Details burial: SEP 9,1897. There is no stone.
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  • Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
  • Added: 27 Dec 2009
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Georgia E. Lewis Watkins (23 Dec 1872–8 Sep 1897), Find a Grave Memorial no. 46042555, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Nanny (contributor 47179467) .