Floyd, Marmaduke Hamilton, 1888-1949

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Marmaduke Hamilton Floyd was born June 14, 1888. He attended North Georgia Agricultural College at Dahlonega, Ga., 1906-1908. He was associated with Floyd and Co., cotton merchants and cotton pickery, owned by his father, T.B. Floyd, Sr., 1908-1931. After the death of his father, he operated a cotton pickery of his own until 1939. He was Superintendent of the Burnside Development Co. (real estate development), 1940-1942, and was a contractor and land surveyor on his own, 1940 until his death on December 16,1949. During World War I he served in a stevedoring unit of the U.S. Army in France and in World War II he was connected with the Office of Price Administration in Washington. He was vitally interested in coastal Georgia History and was one of the organizers of the Savannah Historical Association. Dolores Boisfeuillet Floyd was born on March 26, 1887; she was educated in public and private school. While living in Washington, D.C. with her first husband, Neyle Colquitt, she studied miniature painting at the Cocoran School of Art and was a member of several patriotic, professional, and social organizations. After Colquitt's death she studied library science at Georgetown University and soon thereafter returned to Savannah as a library assistant with the Savannah Public Library. Her special charge was the library branch housed in Hodgson Hall, headquarters of the Georgia Historical Society. This position enabled her to pursue her interests in Georgia history which resulted in many published and unpublished studies in various phases of Georgia and Savannah history. She retired from this position in April 1943 and, with her husband, operated a maritime museum in the Pirates' House in Savannah. After Mr. Floyd's death she lived with her son Picot in Athens, Ga. and Alexandria, Va. In 1958 she spent several months in Minorca and in Florida researching the background of the Minorcans who settled there. She spent the last years of her life in Savannah, passing away May 18, 1966.

From the description of Marmaduke Hamilton and Dolores Boisfeuillet Floyd papers, 1562-1970 (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 76065698

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associatedWith Bowen, Samuel, d. 1778. person
associatedWith Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (Savannah, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Catholic Church corporateBody
associatedWith Coastal Georgia Archaeological Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Curie, Marie, 1867-1934. person
associatedWith Cuyler, Telamon Cruger Smith, 1873-1951. person
associatedWith Daughters of the American Revolution. corporateBody
associatedWith Davis, Caleb. person
associatedWith De Renne family family
associatedWith Flint, James person
associatedWith Floyd, Dolores Boisfeuillet, 1887-1966 person
associatedWith Georgetown University. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Georgia Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Habersham family. family
associatedWith Habersham, James, 1715-1775. person
associatedWith Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834. person
associatedWith League of American Pen Women. corporateBody
associatedWith League of Women Voters of Athens, Georgia. corporateBody
associatedWith McQueen, Juan, Don, 1751-1807. person
associatedWith Musgrove, Mary, 1700-1765. person
associatedWith Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1696-1785. person
associatedWith Pirates' House, corporateBody
associatedWith Ribaut, Jean, ca. 1520-1565. person
associatedWith Stephens, William, 1671-1753. person
associatedWith Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894. person
associatedWith Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences. corporateBody
associatedWith Telfair family family
associatedWith Tomo-chi-chi, d. 1739. person
associatedWith Tybee Island Lighthouse (Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Price Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Work Projects Administration of Georgia. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Okefenokee Swamp (Ga. and Fla.)
Georgia
Florida
United States
South Carolina
Georgia--Savannah
Europe
Irene (Mound)
France
Sapelo Island (Ga.)
Subject
Yamassee Indians
Sea Island cotton
Cotton gins and ginning
Acadians
Minorcans
Americanization
Tabby (Concrete)
Constitutional history
Indians of North America
Creek Indians
Plantation owners
Public libraries
Occupation
Activity

Person

Birth 1888

Death 1949

Spanish; Castilian,

English,

French

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