Original Six Acres
Poet Eugene Thaddeus Luckie’s actual birth date is in dispute. According to Find-A-Grave, his birthday is September 19, 1872. However, his death certificate lists the day as September 15, 1872. Either way, Mr. Luckie excelled at poetry. His pen name was John Wingfield Gatewood. His poems included “Old De Kalb” and “Christmas Reflections of a Georgia Cracker.” Some Internet sites brand him the “Georgia [Robert] Burns.”
His parents were E.S. Luckie and Frances Gatewood. Mr. Luckie married the former Ella Rachel Roberts (1877-1954). Together they rest eternally in this impressive mausoleum. At the time of his death on July 10, 1932, Mr. Luckie resided at 185 Roswell Road and was in the Real Estate business. He died of “organic heart disease.” That seems poetic.