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 Georgia <I>Dickinson</I> Wardlaw

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Georgia Dickinson Wardlaw

  • Birth 29 Jun 1900 Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
  • Death Mar 1986 Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot 3 North, Lot 13, Space 5 (Right side of Ginter Ln past Hillsdale)
  • Memorial ID 73642713

Georgia Dickinson was born on the 29th of June 1900; the daughter of Gardner and Georgia (née Gaston) Dickinson of Savannah, Georgia. Georgia was the sister of Gardner F. Dickinson (1903-1972), the step-sister of Willie Overton Dickinson (1894-1909) and Adelaide Howell (1911-1954).

After the death of her father in 1906, Georgia and her mother & siblings moved to Atlanta, Georgia. There, Georgia attend The Woodberry Academy; where she studied the classics and developed a love for history. In her high school years, Georgia wrote a daily column for The Atlanta Constitution, tuning her skills that she would use the rest of her life.

In 1926, Georgia Dickinson married J. Powell Wardlaw, the son of Joesph & Edna Wardlaw of Atlanta. This union produced one daughter, Robin Wardlaw Miller (1928-2009). The Wardlaws moved to Richmond, Virginia; where Powell Wardlaw worked for Esso Oil. Georgia established herself as a writer and historian of Virginia. In 1935, Georgia wrote and published, "The Old and the Quaint in Virginia".

Known as "Puddie" by her family, Georgia Wardlaw was loved by all. Her energy and enthusiasm inspired generation after generation. She died near her daughter's home on the 5th of March 1986 in Glastonbury, Connecticut and was laid to rest in her beloved State of Virginia beside her husband, J. Powell Wardlaw.

Note:
My love for genealogy all started when I was nine or ten and helping "Aunt Puddie", a 2nd cousin on my father's side of the family. For several weeks "Puddie" and I would head out searching for old grave stones from Savannah to Edgefield, South Carolina. I can't remember who we were looking for, but I learned a lot about our family and the social history of the South. ~ GMG



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  • Created by: GMG
  • Added: 20 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73642713
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Georgia Dickinson Wardlaw (29 Jun 1900–Mar 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73642713, citing Forest Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by GMG (contributor 47391530) .