MARVIN U. MOOTY JOURNAL
SOURCE: Phillip Thompson
SIZE: 1 volume
SHELVING UNIT: 1 document box
PROCESSING: BNJ, 2008
Marvin Urbane Mooty (b. 1-26-1879; d. 5-9-1934), a native of the Flat Rock Community of Heard County, Georgia, was the son of R. B. Mooty and Mary Ann Stephens. A graduate of a normal college in Roanoke, Alabama, he later attended law school at Mercer University. After practicing a short time in Franklin and Hogansville, Georgia, he entered a partnership with Judge F. M. Longley in LaGrange where he served as district attorney for the Atlanta and West Point Railroad and counsel for the Home Owners Loan Corporation, Whitley Construction Company and Dunson Cotton Mills. Mooty was a member of the First Methodist Church, a Mason and a Shriner and an Elk. He represented Troup County in the Georgia House of Representatives for two terms and served on the Democratic executive committee. At the time of his death, he was slated for a U. S. Attorney post. Mooty Bridge Road, State Highway 219, connecting LaGrange and Heard County was named for the Mooty family.
SCOPE AND CONTENT:
“The year begins with a lot of sickness in LaGrange…there is an epidemic of flu.” Thus begins the journal of Marvin U. Mooty for 1929. Journal entries consist of short paragraphs noting weather, sickness and deaths of friends, trips, appearances in court and notes on legislative matters for that year. Although stock quotes are listed, the pages for the October 1929 stock market crash were removed from the journal, apparently by Mr. Mooty.
Atlanta and West Point Railroad