09 November 2010

Mrs. Una Clements, a South Georgia Pioneer (Tombstone Tuesday)

Mrs. Una Clements, Sycamore

Sycamore, Ga., August 24 -- (Special) -- Mrs. Una Clements, one of south Georgia's pioneers, died at her home in Irwinville Sunday at 2 o'clock, and was buried in Ashburn Wednesday at 3 o'clock. Mrs. Clements was a Whiddon before her marriage, which is one of the oldest families in south Georgia. Hers was a long life of usefulness, she being nearly 90 years of age at the time of her death." (Atlanta Constitution, Georgia, 25 August 1917 via Ancestry.com)

Una was the daughter of Lott Whiddon, one of the first settlers of Irwin County, Georgia. She married R. W. Clements 19 December 1865.

R. W. Clements (died 1898) and his wife Una were both laid to rest in Irwinville Cemetery at Irwinville, Irwin County, Georgia.

Photo © 2010 S. Lincecum.

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