The Grand Order of Naughty Nobodies

My cousin recently sent me this photo of my great-grandmother, Laura Landrum Lee Little, and her friends. We believe it was taken when she was at Bessie Tift College around 1910. I am hoping to find descendants of any of these woman and perhaps more information about this self-described “Grand Order of Naughty Nobodies.”

Grand Order of Naughty Nobodies
Reverse of the photo

The names written on the reverse are as follows …

Grand Order of Naughty Nobodies

Top Row: left to right

  1. Frances Carswell, Waycross, Ga.
  2. Marie Green, Waynesboro, Ga.
  3. Mae Tweedy, Dawson (?), Ga.
  4. Janie Hill, Greenville, Ga.
  5. Ensie (?) Martin, Newnan, Ga.
  6. Laura Lee [my great-grandmother]
  7. Pearle Hall, Leesburg, Ga.

Bottom Row: left to right

  1. Katie Will McNealy, Buena Vista, Ga.
  2. Jennie (?) Thompson, Decatur, Ga.
  3. Sue Cates, Waynesboro, Ga.
  4. Marguerite Montfort, Reynolds (?) Ga.
  5. Nelle Cruson (?) Newnan, Ga.
  6. Adela Thomas, Valdosta, Ga.