Lucy Marion <I>Cook</I> Peel

Lucy Marion Cook Peel

Schley County, Georgia, USA
Death 16 Feb 1923 (aged 73)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Plot Section 2, Block 23, Lot 1
Memorial ID 48388698 · View Source
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Lucy Marion Cook was born on her father's plantation in Schley County, Georgia. She graduated from Wesleyan Female College at Macon, Georgia and served as president of the Alumnae Association for many years afterwards. On 22 April 1874, Lucy married William Lawson Peel, also known as William Lawrence Peel. They moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1876. Lucy and William had four children; daughters, Lucy C. (Mrs, William H. Kiser), Sarah Elizabeth (Mrs. William A. Tilt, later Mrs. Stephen H. Watts), and Marion (Mrs. Phinizy Calhoun), and son William L., Jr., who died young. The "Historical Collection of the Georgia Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution", 1926, is "Dedicated to the Memory of Mrs. William Lawrence [sic] Peel." Lucy was Founder and first Regent of the Joseph Habersham Chapter of Atlanta, Ga., Honorary State Regent of Georgia, Originator of and first Chairman of the National Committee of Real Daughters, and former Vice President General of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. "She was the first to lead the Georgia D.A.R. into definite lines of historical work." The Atlanta Journal, February 1923, published this tribute: "The death of Mrs. William Lawson PEEL takes away one of Georgia's most remarkable women. For nearly half a century, she has been an active factor in the social and civic life not only in Atlanta but of the State. She was in every way a most remarkable woman. Possessing indomitable energy, she was ever ready to throw the tremendous driving force of her personality back of any movement in which she was interested. Her will and determination thrust aside all obstacles standing in the way of the end sought. She made up her mind what she wanted to do, outlined her program, and did it. Her achievements were such as to often surprise the public in completing undertakings that seemed impossible of fulfillment. Her life was a direct illustration of the truth of the adage, 'Where there is a will, there is a way.'"

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  • Maintained by: Robert Louis Daniell
  • Originally Created by: Meges
  • Added: 20 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48388698
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lucy Marion Cook Peel (13 Nov 1849–16 Feb 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48388698, citing Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Robert Louis Daniell (contributor 47276468) .