SUSIE FOWLER PAPERS

Manuscript MS-2001.06

1938-1998

 

SOURCE: Estate of Susie Fowler, June 2001

SIZE: 3 linear feet

SHELVING: 3 record storage cartons
4 photograph folders
1 oversized folder
1 scrapbook

PROCESSING: PHW, December 2001; BNJ, August 2003


 

HISTORICAL NOTE

Susie Fowler was born January 20, 1904, in Pike County, Georgia, the daughter of George and Myrtice Bostick. On February 25, 1929, she married Grady Fowler, b. 1907, d. May 9, 1988, and had one son, Kenneth Fowler. They moved to LaGrange in 1943 and resided here until their deaths. She helped establish the Troup County Archives and served on the Board of Trustees for the Troup County Historical Society. She also served as Registrar of the LaGrange Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and was a member of the Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society, the LaGrange Woman's Club, the Nocturne Garden Club, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), and Colonial Dames of America. She was a member of First Baptist Church on the Square where she taught Sunday school and was active in Women's Missionary Union. She was on the History Committee that produced One Hundred Fifty Years of History: The First Baptist Church, 1828-1978 and was instrumental in having the grave of bridge-builder Horace King marked in LaGrange. Mrs. Fowler died May 28, 2001, and was buried at Hendrick's Cemetery in the Crest Community of Upson County, Georgia.


 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Most of the material pertains to genealogical research done by Susie Fowler for other people, often women seeking membership in DAR or UDC. Correspondence is genealogical in nature and arranged chronologically. Family files are arranged alphabetically by last name. Information in these files includes her research notes and genealogical material sent to her from people she was helping. Subject files contain information regarding various organizations and places in the Troup County and surrounding area. Included are genealogical notebooks used by Mrs. Fowler while researching for others, Callaway Foundation Annual Reports from 1972-1984, and files containing genealogical information regarding the descendants of Benjamin Harvey Hill. A scrapbook contains news articles about the Long Cane Community written by Mollie Lukken. Photographs are of local buildings, events, and people.


 

CONTAINER LIST

Box 1
Folder
1-29 Correspondence, 1938-1998
30 News Articles Re: Troup County People, c.1975
31 News Articles Re: Troup County Historical Structures, c.1975
32 News Articles, c.1985
- Plaque for Grady Fowler-President Kiwanis International, 1949

Box 2: Family Files
Folder 1 Brooks
2 Brown, Moses
3 Callaway, Cason & Virginia
4 Callaway, Fuller E., Jr.: A Three Dimension Man and Callaway Foundation, Inc., speech given by Waights G. Henry, Jr., to Newcomen
Society, October 4, 1978.
5 Cameron
6 Campbell
7 Carter
8-9 Childs
10 Ellerbee
11 Fowler
12 Freeman
13 Groover
14 Haralson
15 Heard & Finley
16 Hendon
17 Herring
18a-b Hill (re: Benjamin Harvey Hill and ancestors)
19 Kendrick
20 King, Horace
21 Lane
22 Langston, Roy
23 Lloyd, James
24-25 Long
26 Lovelace & Hames
27 Lyle, Matthew
28 Mallory & Raby
29 Marcus
30 Milner
31a Mitchell
31b Mobley
32 Moore
33 Pedigo
34 Satterwhite
35 Scott
36 Smith, Harold
37 Swint
38a Taylor
38b Thompson
39 Ward
40 Wilkinson & Greene
41 Willcox
42 Zollicoffer

Genealogy Notebooks
Notebook 1 List of names of soldiers in Stonewall Cemetery, LaGrange
2 DAR Applicants and Recommendations, 1975-76
3 DAR Research, n.d.
4 Hames
5 Ferrell and History of Troup County
6 Fannin
7 Fowler
8 Boon, Childs
9 Harris
LaGrange High School Key Club Certificate, c.1940

Box 3: Subject Files
Folder
1-3 Archives, 1973-1996
4 Certificate to Grady Fowler from Department of Defense, c.1950
5 Chambers County Library and Cobb Memorial Archives, c.1976
6 Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society, 1976-1981
7 Chattahoochee Trace, Historic Funland Brochure, c.1975
8 Confederate Naval Museum Brochure, c.1970
9 Coweta Falls Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution, 10/23/76
10-12 Daughters of the American Revolution, 1954-1997
13 Deer Park Garden (West Point), 4/15/72
14 Douglas County, Ga. Genealogy, vol. 1, 1978
15 Edwards, Joseph William Burton & Captain John Lovall's Independent
Company, LaGrange, Ga. (Mexican War), n.d.
16 First Baptist Church, LaGrange, Ga., 1939-1995
17 Harris County, Ga. c.1975
18 Hill Street Junior High School: A Short History by Elizabeth Reeves, 1939-
1972
19 Historic Chattahoochee Commission, 1972-1985
20 Historic Columbus, Ga. Heritage Tour, 1976
21 Jones County, Ga., 1977
22 LaGrange Calumet Mills, detailed narrative history by Kenneth Fowler, 1946
23 LaGrange College, 1957-1976
24 LaGrange High School - Graduating Exercises, 1945
25 LaGrange maps & brochures, c.1980
26 LaGrange Woman's Club, Duties of the Exercising Board, 1991-1993
27 Little White House, Warm Springs, Ga., c.1970
28 Mountville United Methodist Church Bulletin, 3/12/78
29-30 Ocfuskee Historical Society, 1976-1981
31 Official Ballot for election of Twenty-Five Directors for Shares Stores No. 1,
Inc., 1940 (grocery store operated by Grady Fowler during depression)
32 Plays: School Board Meeting Play, c.1960 & Old Fashion Town Meeting Play,
c.1960 (writer unknown)
33 Randolph County, Alabama, n.d.
34-36 Troup County Historical Society, 1976-1993
37-38 Troup County History, 1972-1982
39 United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1977-1994
40 West Georgia Cancer Clinic Dedication, 7/13/1949
41 West Point Lake brochure, 1977
42-45 Miscellaneous

PHOTOGRAPHS
Folder 1
Photos 1-7 Three Races Under God-public rally regarding release of book

Folder 2
Photos 8 Hawkes Building, LaGrange College, c.1950's
9 Smith Hall, LaGrange College, c.1950's
10 Pitts Dormitory, LaGrange College, c.1950's
11 The Oaks, c.1950's
12 Troup County Livestock Sales Barn, c.1950's
13 Troup County Court House, c.1950's

Folder 3
Photos 14-17 Unidentified Portraits

Folder 4
Photos 18 Photo Christmas Card of Alvin Davis' Family
19 Photo Christmas Card of Waights Henry, Jr. & Family

Oversized folder
OPP 1 G.M.A group photo, n.d.

Scrapbook Long Cane Community

RELATED ITEMS
RB-112 Three Races Under God by Grady Fowler, 1956
RB-113 The Poor Will Lead the Way by Grady Fowler, 1939




TRACINGS

Societies and Clubs-- Troup County
Troup County - History