Historic Markers Across Georgia

Clarence Moseley “Ribs” Peel

Marker ID:  
Location: at the intersection of Wright Ave and Rucker St, Roberta, GA
County: Chattahoochee
Coordinates: N 32° 43.197    W 084° 0.634
  32.71995    -84.01056666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
Clarence Moseley “Ribs” Peel Marker
Photo by David Seibert


Clarence Moseley “Ribs” Peel

“Daddy,” a trainman for Southern railway for 38 years, died in a railroad accident near Hazlehurst, Georgia. He made the supreme sacrifice of staying with his train after one of his crew members in talking with one from another train learned that the other train was fast approaching on a curve. He chose to protect the safety of others on the rail in case of an erroneous message. It was later learned that the other train had indeed received the wrong orders.

Clarence was a descendant of Lawrence Peelle – 1621

Jessie Blackwell Peel
May 5, 1907 – Oct. 18, 2001

“Mother,” a homemaker, called this park site “hallowed ground” because her husband often walked the area in performing his job duties.

Jessie was a descendant of Pilgrim Edward Doty – 1620

Daughters: Betty Jane Rigdon, Claudine Peel, Juanita Goodson, Carlise Moncrief and Claire Mattox
Dedicated on September 25, 2010

Clarence Moseley “Ribs” Peel
Photo by David Seibert