Roberta in Crawford County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Clarence Moseley “Ribs” Peel
Nov. 8, 1897 – Oct. 8, 1955
— In Loving Memory of —
Clarence was a descendant of Lawrence Peelle – 1621
Jessie Blackwell Peel
May 5, 1907 – Oct. 18, 2001
“Mother,” a homemaker, called this park site “hallowed ground” because her husband often walked the area in performing his job duties.
Jessie was a descendant of Pilgrim Edward Doty – 1620
Daughters: Betty Jane Rigdon, Claudine Peel, Juanita Goodson, Carlise Moncrief and Claire Mattox
Dedicated on September 25, 2010
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is October 8, 1955.
Location. 32° 43.197′ N, 84° 0.634′ W. Marker is in Roberta, Georgia, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of Wright Avenue and Rucker Street, on the right when traveling south on Wright Avenue. The marker stands in front of a Southern Railway caboose, restored and moved here as a monument to railroad workers who died on the job. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roberta GA 31078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Benjamin Hawkins (a few steps from this marker); William Bartram Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Federal Wire Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); Alexis de Tocqueville (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named William Bartram Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); Crawford County (approx. 0.8 miles away); Joanna Troutman (approx. 0.8 miles away); Creek Agency (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roberta.
Regarding Clarence Moseley “Ribs” Peel. Peel was six feet four inches tall and said to be so thin you could see his ribs, so "Ribs" became his nickname.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2018, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 27, 2018, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.