Virginia Rambo Benson (1887 - 1969)
Rambo? It really is!
Yep, it really is. Virginia Rambo Benson..
Regina “Virginia” Rambo (1887 -1969) married Dr. Warren E. Benson 14 December 1917, at age 29.
I think she was good at breaking social taboos. She was also Hell on Wheels. I think she was regarded as the first woman driver with driver's license in Cobb County and she also was the only woman to go on a cross country race, if I have my facts right.
When the last street car trip was coming from Atlanta it was Virginia who organized a party aboard the street car and they partied all the way to Marietta.
She must have been a ball of energy.
I bet the old farts you see in pictures sitting in front of the courthouse and the drunks drinking from their bottle in brown paper sacks in Glover Park, said more than once, "There she goes again! She's a feisty one!"
She died 13 days before her 82nd birthday and is buried at the City Cemetery, or Citizens Cemetery.
I bet she is rattling some chains in the graveyard!
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