This has been in my "unsolved mystery file" for a number of years. Can anyone help me with this one?
I ran across a Richard Alewine, born abt 1870 in either Georgia or South Carolina (records vary) and died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia on 5 Oct 1921. I just cannot figure out who his parents were.
1900 Census, City Directories and Augusta Chronicle: He was a carpenter in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia during the 1900 census and lived there from 1898 until at least 1905 with his wife Laura (1882-????)and a son William Frank Alewine (1898-1984). The census indicted he and his parents were born in Georgia. Also had a son Richard C.(abt 1903-1957) and a daughter Mattie, (abt 1906-????).
1912-1921 Atlanta Constitution: Later was a police officer in Atlanta from Feb 1912 until May 1921 when he was removed from the force for arresting and handcuffing an 8-year old girl who was skating on the sidewalk. (At the time, city ordinance prohibited arresting a child under 10. His defense was he did not know the age of the child.) Tragically, he died of a heart attack 5 months later at age 52.
1918 WWI Draft Card: Richard Alewine, born 27 Sep 1873, policeman, city of Atlanta, next of kin Mrs. Laura Alewine, 206 Hunnicutt Atlanta Ga.
Georgia Death Certificate: Address 206 Hunnicutt St, Fulton County, died 5 Oct 1921, 52 years old, wife Laura, birthplace SC, father's name John Alewine, father born in Germany; mother's name unknown, mother born in Germany. Wife was informant. Buried in Northview Cemetery.