Stone Mountain Historical Society NewsletterFebruary 2017GreetingsWe welcome our new and continuing members to a new yearof better understanding of our past and we look forward toa successful year of research and fellowship at the Society.We have a lot of plans in store so if you haven’t renewedyour membership please do so. Our 1871 Club has a firmfooting and we have several projects under consideration.Thank you for your generosity! Also, please take note of aprogram on Shermantown at the DeKalb History Center nextweek that features many city residents that will tell the storyof this historically important African American community. In2016 we began a partnership with Café Jaya holding HighTeas at the Wells Brown House on the first Saturday of eachmonth. In 2017, the High Teas will be held on a quarterlybasis so please make your reservation for Saturday April 1.Please consider making a reservation for a beautiful eventthat will hopefully spill out to the grounds this spring. We arealso hosting a monthly social hour inviting our members andfriends in to enjoy the house and see new additions to ourcollection. Join us on Friday February 24th from 4:00 pmto 6:00pm for Moscow Mules and a Look Alike Contest forFamous Russian Figures. Who says history can’t be fun?On a more serious note, 2017 is an important year for allGeorgia’s historical societies marking the beginning ofthe centennial of World War I. In the words of the U.S.World War I Commission: “World War I remains America’s2017OFFICERS AND BOARDMary Beth Reed, PresidentKathryn Wright, MembershipTheresa Hamby, SecretaryRusty Hamby, House ManagerMelanie Florence, TreasurerAt Large MembersSusan Devine,Keeper of the GroundsJim McCurdy,Community RelationsChakira Johnson,Website ManagerNaomi Thompson,Park LiaisonFrank Luton,Business Manager

forgotten war, even though more Americans gave their lives duringthat war than during Korea and Vietnam combined, and even thoughit profoundly shaped the rest of “the American century.” Createdby an Act of Congress in 2013, the 12-member Commission wasappointed by the President and the leaders of the Senate and theHouse of Representatives, as well as the American Legion, theVeterans of Foreign Wars, and the National World War I Museum.The Commission’s mission is to plan, develop, and execute programs,projects and activities to commemorate the Centennial of World WarI (WWI) and will coordinate the activities of thousands individualsand institutions as they tell the story of the Great War.How Stone Mountain CanCelebrate the CentennialThe Historical Society is actively engaged in telling the story of theStone Mountain men and women who served in the Great War. Withhelp from archivists at the National Archives, we have developed alist of individuals who served that were either born in Stone Mountainor were residents at the outbreak of the war. There are approximately170 soldiers and one nurse and each of these individuals has astory to tell. Each has a service card that speaks to their specificservice. Service cards are a better source than draft cards as manydraft cardholders never served in the armed forces for a variety ofreasons. This list is just a starting point as we learn moreWWI Veterans Living/Born in StoneMountainJohn T AdcoxWilliam D AndersonWilliam Barnett AndersonRobert B AndersonSt Matthew T ArnoldSam AutryDick BarrettJustice H BaxterPaul BeardingEdwin C BradyWilliam H BrownleeGeorge Walker BrownleeWilliam C BruceThomas O BurdetteAlvin E BurnettHenry J CaldwellLudy CampHenry C CampbellSamuel E CarrDave Clark JrElmer ClarkJames ClarkCharlie ClarkMark L(yner) LynchTheodore B MaloneGrady H MancriefHomer H ManningJames Z MartinJoe MartinJoe C MartinEddie MartinJohnnie C MasonDan MasonWilliam MayoUlar McCartGeorge McDanielJulian McDanielElonza MiddlebrookJohn M MillerRoy A MitchellGrady H MoncriefThomas MoonWalter G MooreWalter G MooreEdward M NashPeyton M NorrisYou Can Help UsTell Our LocalWWI Story

Samuel Clarence ClayWilliam H ConeWilliam P CookJohn E CothranJames W DaschMorgan E DaschCharlie ClarkArthur B DavisGrover DavisOrbert L DodsonAron L DurenThomas S EcholsHenry ElderCharlie W FanningAlonzo Field JrHenry A FordJohn Jutson FussRufus Montgomery GibbsDaniel H GoddardJohn W GoldsmithJames H GoldsmithJewett W GoldsmithRobert T GoldsmithRichard L GoldsmithLorenzo D GordonHoward Lewis HadawayHarry Johnson HadawayWilliam A HaddenThomas HairstonClaude Vernia HambrickLonnie L HarrisDallas HarrisAlfred M HayRelfus HaynesJesse McCurdy HaynieTom J HendrixEdward HendrixSumie Lee HillMarion E HillDaniel H HolcombAdna F HolcombEd HolmesJames Theodore HomerFelix HopeVirgil Waite OsborneMillard Coleman ParteeHenry D PeavyNathaniel PerkinsGeorge R PetersonWilliam H PomeroyMinor B PoundsPaul PruittO E PulliamBen E RagsdaleHoyett RansomGeorge Clifford RansoneMelvin Tribble ReaginTim W ReardonJohn P ReardonTim W ReardonRobert C ReidCharles A RobertsObenton RobinsonDewitt RogersGeorge W RossArtis ScalesSidney ScalesFrank SeabornWalter E SextonJames A SextonJames H ShawAlfred Grady SheppardNeal J SheppardEphraim N SingletonLuther J SingletonRobert J SingletonCharles Swift SmithClifford SmithFred Andrew SmithSam SmithHarry SpiveyElijah Andrew StephensRobert L StephensGus A TaylorHerman A ThomasonIsom ThompsonJohn A ThorntonBen L TorreyRoy L HughesCarl A HughesOliver F IngramLuther JacksonCharles Herbert JenkinsCharley JohnsonJesse JohnsonCharles Howard JonesHardie JonesJohnnie JonesWodies JonesDilmus T KilgoreThea KimbrellJoseph Albert LandmanSummey L LanfordRobert M LankfordCharlie C LeachArthur Howard LeeJames Mercer TribbleMarion J TweedellJames B G TweedellJohn R TweedellRobert J TweedellWilliam H VenableCarl WaitsOttie Dewey WalkerPatrick H WalkerOctor Hugh WallaceRobert Fletcher WellsWilliam B WellsCarl T WellsLoy C WestPles J WilburnFrank WilburnEddie WilliamsJoseph B YoungStone Mountain WorldWar I Research ProjectIt is our intention to launch a researchinitiative on each for the centennialcelebration and we are asking membershipfamilies and community members to helpus in this endeavor. It is our hope thatthe photographs shown above of soldiersthat lost their lives in World War I will getyou interested. They are from a WorldWar I Commemoration Book that is beingmined by Georgia’s WWI Commission forinformation about our state’s WWI soldiers.Books such as these are a first step butas they were published during segregationthey only present half the story, as AfricanAmerican soldiers were not honored aswell as women. We can correct thoseomissions and provide a fuller and morerichly developed history of all who served.The Commission is also interested inlocating the state’s WWI memorials. Weare placing this here to get the word outto help them inventory these importantmarkers.If you are interested in joining the researcheffort, know someone on the list, have aphotograph, or just want to see how thisdevelops, please contact Mary Beth [email protected] or 770-4984155 ext. 128The Great WarGraham RollsRecipeMakes 54 rolls.1 quart milk1/2 oz. Yeast2 oz. Syrup2 lbs. Graham flour1 oz. Salt1 lb. Rye flour1/2 oz. ButterThe Nutter and Syrup to be thoroughly mixed,the yeast to be dissolved in the milk and pouredinto the mixture, add the rye flour mixed with thegraham flour. Bake in hot oven.Source: From Library of Congress

It’s almost time forSpring planting!“Over There”Share your VictoryGarden Stories withthe Historic George M. CohanJohnnie, get your gunGet your gun, get your gunTake it on the runOn the run, on the runHear them calling, you and meEvery son of libertyHurry right awayNo delay, go todayMake your daddy gladTo have had such a ladTell your sweetheart not to pineTo be proud her boy’s in lineOver there, over thereSend the word, send the word over thereThat the Yanks are comingThe Yanks are comingThe drums rum-tummingEverywhereSo prepare, say a prayerSend the word, send the word to bewareWe’ll be over, we’re coming overAnd we won’t come back till it’s overOver thereEvents - Come Join Us!The History and Preservation of DeKalb’sHistoric African American Communities:Flat Rock and Shermantown, DeKalbHistory Center Historic DeKalb Courthouse,Second FloorThursday, February 23, 11:00 am - 2:00 pmThe program will be a dynamic, multilayered mix of scholars, long-timeresidents of these historically AfricanAmerican communities, and theatricalentertainment to bring the history alive!Some of the topics for this symposiumwill include life for African Americansin these historic communities duringthe Progressive Era to the present, JimCrow Laws, church life, education, civilrights movement, and the challenges ofpreserving these communities.Registration includes a catered buffetlunch. Call 404-373-1088, extension 26 forinformation or to register by phone.Individual tickets are 30/ 40 (discount formembers)

Planning a Small Event?The Wells Brown House and grounds are beautiful in all seasonsand are available for small gatherings. It is a perfect setting for anintimate wedding, bridal or baby shower, or meeting and we arehappy to work with you to make sure your event is a success.Cheers!Moscow Mules (andLook Alike Contest for FamousRussian Figures!)Wells Brown House,February 24, 4:00-6:00 pm.If you are interested, please call Rusty Hamby at (404) 771-4406CAFE JAYA HIGHTEAAT THEWELLS BROWN HOUSE!Come join us as Cafe Jaya presents oneof their marvelous high teas at the WellsBrown House on the first Saturday of April,from 3:00-5:00 pm.Call Rory or Jeff at 678-439-JAYA to makeyour reservation.Reservations are required but can bemade that morning. Parking in adjacent lot.

Edwin C Brady Dan Mason William H Brownlee William Mayo . Charley Johnson William H Venable Jesse Johnson Carl Waits Charles Howard Jones Ottie Dewey Walker Hardie Jones Patrick H Walker . The drums rum-tumming Everywhere So pre