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Mary Emma Featherston

Female 1856 - 1945  (89 years)


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  • Name Mary Emma Featherston  [1
    Born 10 Feb 1856  Franklin, Heard County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Anecdote Abt 1940  [1
    • 'Gran', as we called her at her insistence, Grandma or variationssounding too old for her, was a typical Southern Belle with all of thenegative connotations. She was, next to Aunie, a real character. Iremember her listening to Ma Perkins, a daily radio soap, standingbehind a sofa in the living room with her ear pressed up against theradio. Another time she and my brother Denny were in the car in front ofthe house during a terrible thunderstorm. Suddenly, rain or no, Granjumped out of the car and ran into the house. As she passed me she washeard to exclaim 'those cars are fixed to kill folks!' Denny had givenher a story about how the car attracted lightning and the water runningdown the tires grounded the car.' 'She also hated 'Damn Yankees'. Momfinally won acceptance only after Gran approved of her disciplinarycontrol over Denny and me. I remember one day, as she was telling usabout a very nice lady down the street, she commented with surprise,'and she's a Yankee!' The reason there was never a building across WestPeachtree from her house was that she fought it. Aunie told us that shewent to a City Council meeting, shook her finger under the nose of aCouncilman in his sixties and said: 'Young man you can't do that!' Hebowed graciously and said: 'Thank you, Ma'am,' and they never did in herlifetime.'67

      67 Recollections of her grandson, Lucius F. Wright, Jr., in 1999.
    Name Mary Emma Wright  [1
    Reference Number 59215 
    Died 25 Feb 1945  Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I59215  Featherstone Main
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2015 

    Father Lucius Horace Featherston,   b. 09 Jun 1814, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jan 1886, Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Maria Ann Tompkins,   b. 05 Jan 1819, Heard County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1898, Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1836  Heard County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F17532  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry Summerfield Wright,   b. 18 Sep 1857, Monticello, Drew County, Arkansas, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Apr 1911, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1882  Coweta County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Kathleen Featherstone Wright,   b. 10 Nov 1883, Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1970, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Lucius Featherston Wright,   b. 09 Nov 1885, Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Nov 1956, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. Marie Louise Wright,   b. 1887, Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1958, New Jersey, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 70 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F17562  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1765] Featherstone Society Member Elaine Boston, E. Elaine Boston, (2014).