Lollie Belle Moore Wylie (1858-1923)
Lollie Belle Moore Wylie is a recognizable mentor for Georgia women. Her story is one of turning personal loss and adversity into inspiration. She is remembered for her creative contributions through journalism, poetry, music, and environmental projects. Her roles both as a mother and a professional writer reflect her belief that a woman can make a difference in her community by giving something back. Annie Hornady Howard in her book entitled “Georgia Homes and Notable Georgians” said: “Her interest in women and their work was always uppermost in her heart and she was never too busy to lend a helping hand to some beginner in the field of Journalism.”
Mary Gregory Jewett (1908-1976)
Mary Gregory Jewett graduated from the University of Georgia in 1930 and became an outstanding leader in historic preservation in Georgia. She was the first President of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, which she helped to found in 1973. She was a journalist, historian, and public official. She was appointed state historic preservation officer by Governor Lester Maddox, was the first Georgian to be on the Council of the American Association of State and Local History, was a representative of the Southeast on the Council of State Preservation Officers and held membership on the Board of Governors of the Georgia Agricultural Development Board and the Georgia Civil War Centennial Commission, among many of her other appointments and accomplishments.
Henrietta Stanley (S.R) Dull (1863-1964)
Henrietta Stanley (S.R) Dull is perhaps best known for writing the popular cookbook “Southern Cooking,” which sold nationally and in seven foreign countries, Henrietta Dull became an authority on Southern cooking after she entered the catering field as a widow with five children. Her catering for Atlanta society and the cooking schools she facilitated led to her become a weekly contributor to the Food Page of The Atlanta Journal for 20 years. She headed the first Home Service Department for a utility in the South and the second in the nation for Atlanta Gas Light Company and was instrumental in establishing a home economics curriculum in the Atlanta School System in cooperation with Nettie Sargent, the Principal of Girls High School of Atlanta. Despite her busy schedule, Dull was involved in many community organizations, such as the First Baptist Church, the Quota Club, Women’s Division of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, the Atlanta Woman’s Club, Service Star Legion, O.C. Horne Chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Atlanta Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. Additionally, she served as a hostess at the Peachtree Street Soldiers’ Recreation House during World War I, where “Mother Dull,” as she was affectionately known, cooked for more than 50,000 soldiers.