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Roberta in Crawford County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Clarence Moseley “Ribs” Peel

Nov. 8, 1897 – Oct. 8, 1955

 

—In Loving Memory of —

 
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By David Seibert, September 16, 2012
1. Clarence Moseley “Ribs” Peel Marker
Inscription.
“Daddy,” a trainman for Southern railway for 38 years, died in a railroad accident near Hazlehurst, Georgia. He made the supreme sacrifice of staying with his train after one of his crew members in talking with one from another train learned that the other train was fast approaching on a curve. He chose to protect the safety of others on the rail in case of an erroneous message. It was later learned that the other train had indeed received the wrong orders.

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

 
Erected 2010.
 
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
Clarence Moseley “Ribs” Peel Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 16, 2012
2. Clarence Moseley “Ribs” Peel Marker
The black plaques and the stone honor contributors to the park.
south on Wright Avenue. Touch for map. 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. Marker is in this post office area: Roberta GA 31078, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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 - Old Agency (approx. 5.7 miles away); Taylor County Rural Electric Cooperative (approx. 9.1 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.
 
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Clarence Moseley “Ribs” Peel Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 16, 2012
3. Clarence Moseley “Ribs” Peel Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2018, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 27, 2018, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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