Biography of Virginia Jelks

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Virginia Jelks, only daughter of James Oliver Jelks and Mary Polhill, married William Spivey Holliman, January 5, 1875. Their surviving children are: Emma Kathleen, educated in Macon, Hawkinsville, and Atlanta. She graduated from Cox College with A.B. cum laude degree. She married Edwin Poston Peterson, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Marilu, educated in Hawkinsville, Dublin, Macon, and Atlanta. She pursued special courses at Cox College and Mercer University, and married Charles Luther Carter, of Jackson, Ga.

Virginia was educated in Hawkinsville, Dublin, and Macon. She graduated ‘from high school and normal school in Macon, and pursued postgraduate course at North Carolina Teachers College, and is a teacher.

William Jelks, educated in Hawkinsville, Dublin, and Macon, graduated from Lanier High School and from Mercer University with LL.B. degree. He engaged in general law practice in Macon with Hon. Robert L. Berner and with Judge Warren D. Nottingham from June, 1916, to June, 1918, at which time he entered the United States Navy as a volunteer, and served with the rank of Ensign and as Judge Advocate, Sixth Naval District. He was mustered out of the Navy in June 1919. From September 1919, to November, 1933, he was attorney in the Bureau of Internal Revenue. In 1923 he was commissioned captain in Officers’ Reserve Corps, United States Army, and in 1930 was promoted to major in that corps. In November 1933, he was appointed a member of commissioner’s technical staff, Bureau of Internal Revenue. He married Elonora Augusta Spencer, of East Orange, N. J.

Annie Laurie, educated in Dublin and Macon, graduated from Gresham High School. She completed her musical course at Wesleyan College and pursued postgraduate course at North Carolina Teachers College. She is a pianist and teaches music.
Edith, educated in Macon, graduated from high school and normal school in that city. She married Walter Wesley Patrick, of Quitman, Ga.

MLA Source Citation:

Baggott, Rev. J. L. Biographies of Pulaski County Georgia. Daughters of American Revolution. 1935. Web. 31 January 2015. - Last updated on Aug 5th, 2012


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