Clay, Alexander Stephens b. September 25, 1853 d. November 13, 1910 US Senator. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in the US Senate from Georgia for three consecutive terms from March 1897 until his death in November 1910. Born in Powder Springs, Georgia he graduated from Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Tennessee in 1875. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practicing law in Marietta, Georgia. From 1880 to 1881 he served on the Marietta city council. From 1884 to 1887 and from 1889 to 1890 he served in the Georgia House...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Marietta City Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Phagan, Mary b. June 1, 1900 d. April 26, 1913 Murdered child factory worker. Mary Phagan worked in a pencil factory in Atlanta, Georgia in 1913. She was found murdered in the basement of the factory at around 3 a.m., on April 27th, the middle of the night after "Confederate Memorial Day." She was 12 years old. After many suspects were investigated, the blame seemed to point to the supervisor of the pencil factory, Leo Frank. Mary had gone to see him at the factory that day to pick up wages due her. Leo Frank's trial was sensational and...[Read More] Cause of death: Murdered Marietta City Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA Plot: SE corner whereCemetery St. and W. Atlanta St. intersect. Near the top of the rise, look for the black information marker on a pole.
Phillips, William b. July 8, 1824 d. September 24, 1908 Confederate Officer. Namesake of the Phillips Legion. In the months before the start of the Civil War, he was a Colonel on Georgia governor Joseph E. Brown's staff. In January of 1861, he accompanied the Governor in the seizure of a huge Federal arsenal near Augusta. Brown assigned him the rank of Brigadier General and put him in command of the 4th Georgia State brigade. They eventually became known as Phillips Legion. However, he was not a General in the Confederate army. When his brigade...[Read More] (Bio by: Evening Blues) Marietta City Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA