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Luther Oscar Guthrie

Male 1861 - 1933  (71 years)


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  • Name Luther Oscar Guthrie 
    Born 9 Sep 1861  Tallapoosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Mar 1933  Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Corinth Memorial Gardens, Loganville, Walton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10141  Dickinson
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2013 

    Father William Thomas Guthrie,   b. Abt 1836, Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1864, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Julia Trammell,   b. 25 Oct 1835, Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1916, Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 23 Aug 1857  Tallapoosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • In April, 1862 ( I think) W.T. Guthrie and Richard T. joined the 34th Alabama, company 'D' and they were in the war together. There were other Trammells in the war but I cannot remember if they were in the same regiment but I think different companies. When I can get to my records ... all my new research is still on my computer....I can re-check all info.

      MANY families went in together so it was and that turned into a disaster for many a family.

      William Thomas Guthrie lost two brothers in 1863 and 1864... he and Richard Trammell were lost in July 1864( NEVER FOUND any grave except UNKNOWNS) and Emily Easley who passed away in 1862 with her 10 year daughter ( in a fever epidemic. Her nephew Richard S. Easley who was married to William Thomas' sister, Elizabeth Guthrie was lost at The Battle of Fussell's Mill in VA. 1 August 1864.

      In all the Gutheries lost 2 brothers and a brother-in-law, (married to Elizabeth Guthrie)..... One brother lost his leg and another an arm. Rufus Guthrie, who lost a leg at the 2nd Battle of Manassas and left for dead, came home somehow and went on to become the richest man in Walton and Forsyth counties, a politician and a GREAT help to the widows and orphans of his own family and many others in the area.

      William Thomas' wife Mary Julia Trammell Guthrie returned to Georgia to raise her son Luther Oscar and daughter Nancy Alice with a new home from Rufus and in later years Luther ran several business' of his own with help from Rufus. Then Luther was one of the pillars of the Walnut Grove and even Loganville communities. He and his father in law John Titshaw started the Corinth Christian Church and they are all buried there. Luther had married Mary Ann Titshaw and they had 6 children...but on Aug.1 1897 his wife, soon to deliver a baby was struck by lightening while standing near the well and killed. He then in heavy grief sold his home and moved to Loganville and started another Blacksmith shop, a furniture store and general store. His widowed mother, Mary Julia Trammell Guthrie went along with him to help raise the children. My grandfather Richard Preston born in 1888, was apprenticed to a relative in the blacksmith shop at age 13 .

      He did that work till he moved his family to Atlanta right before WWII( 1940) so his wife could be seen by heart doctors regularly. He had taken a job as a metal worker in the Fisher Body plant and right away was a foreman... The war was declared and he worked long hours building WILLIS JEEPS. [2]
    Family ID F0948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Titshaw,   b. 1865, Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1897, Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1883  Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. James Sylvester Guthrie,   b. 19 Dec 1883, Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1969, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Adopted]  [Birth]
     2. Richard Preston Guthrie,   b. 3 Mar 1888, Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1965, Fulton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Birth]
     3. William Chastain Guthrie,   b. 28 May 1891, Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1947, Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
     4. Vera Guthrie,   b. Apr 1893, Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. Myrtle Guthrie,   b. Dec 1895, Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F2776  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Sep 1861 - Tallapoosa County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Dec 1883 - Walton County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Mar 1933 - Walton County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336435] Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957, (Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013).

    2. [S336393] Email, Nancy Warren, 28 Apr 2013.

    3. [S336441] Georgia, Marriages, 1808-1967, FamilySearch.org, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWQR-N93.