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Newman Family Grave Stones Photograph Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: VAC344

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Abstract

The Newman Family Grave Stones Photograph Collection contains 11 color photographs. The photographs, taken circa 1987, document the various grave stones in the Newman family lot in Westview Cemetery, Atlanta.

Dates

  • ca. 1987

Creator

General Physical Description note

(11 photographs)

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The Newman Family Grave Stones Photograph Collection contains 11 color photographs. The photographs, taken circa 1987, document the various grave stones in the Newman family lot in Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. The collection contains photographs of the grave stones of Frances Newman, her mother Fanny Newman, sisters Isabel and Lucy, and brothers William, Jr. and Henry. There are also photographs of the Newman family monument.

Biography of Newman Family

Frances (Fanny) Perry Alexander and William Truslow Newman were married 20 September 1871. Fanny, born in Knoxville, Tennessee on 01 November 1846, was a great-granddaughter of the founder of Knoxville. William was born near Knoxville on 23 June 1843. He was a lieutenant in the 2nd Tennessee Cavalry during the Civil War and settled in Atlanta after the war. Newman entered the Georgia bar in 1866 and served as the Atlanta city attorney from 1871-1883. In 1886 he was appointed by President Cleveland to serve as the U.S. Judge for the Northern District of Georgia. He held this post until his death 14 February 1920. Fanny died on 20 April 1922. Both are buried at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.

The Newmans had six children: three daughters and two sons. Isabel Lawson was born 25 October 1872. On 11 October 1899, she married journalist Walter Howard. Isabel died 21 July 1919 and is buried in Westview Cemetery. Margaret was born 02 April 1874. She married John Patterson; they lived in Richmond, VA. Margaret’s burial location is unknown. Lucy Marion was born 10 December 1877. She married Lt. Louis Rucker, Jr. of the 16th Infantry, USA on 23 June 1903. She died 28 May 1906 and is buried at Westview Cemetery.

Frances Percy Alexander Newman was born 13 September 1883. She served as the librarian at Florida State College for Women, then at the Atlanta Carnegie Library, and finally at Georgia Tech. She was also a writer and her works included The Hard-Boiled Virgin and Dead Lovers are Faithful Lovers. She died on 22 October 1928 in New York City and is buried in Westview Cemetery.

Both sons became lawyers and practiced in Atlanta. William Truslow, Jr. was born 09 July 1880 and died 15 October 1905. Henry Alexander was born 04 January 1889 and died 19 November 1943. Both are buried at Westview Cemetery.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.

Provenance

Accession #1987.0703.

Related Materials

Papers and a photograph of Frances Newman can be found in MS/VAM005. Another photograph of Frances Newman is located in the Georgia Tech Photograph Collection, Box 22, Folder 66, Item VA2220.

General Physical Description note

(11 photographs)

Processing Information

Mandi D. Johnson processed these photographs in June 2008.

Creator

Title
Inventory of the Newman Family Grave Stones Photograph Collection, ca. 1987
Subtitle
VAC344
Author
Mandi D. Johnson
Date
Copyright June 2008.
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

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