Hack, George Byron (1887-1939)

Born at Waynesboro, Georgia, son of Frederick Courtland and Georgia Gressette Hack. His father was a pharmacist who owned and operated a drug store in Ludowici. He worked in the drug store during the summer while he was attending the Atlanta College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was one of three top honor graduates when he received his medical degree in 1910. He established a medical practice at Walthourville, but later moved it to Hinesville when he was named Liberty County Health Officer.


In 1911 he married Ethel Orion Davis, daugh­ter of Orion S. and Jane Bacon Davis, and granddaughter of William D. and Ann Hines Bacon of Liberty County. Orion S. Davis was a native of Georgetown, South Carolina. George B. Hack was a member of Hinesville Lodge No. 271, Free and Accepted Masons, and the Flemington Presbyterian Church. After the death of his father, his mother, and a sister, Helen Hack, he resided in a home on North Main Street in Hinesville.


He had three children. Frederick Court­land Hack (1914-1978) married Will (“Billie”) Stebbins of McIntosh County, Georgia, and their children were Martha Avery Hack, Frederick Courtland Hack Jr., and Orion Byron Hack. Orion Davis Hack married Alicia Hancock of Savan­nah, Georgia, and their children were Orion Davis Hack Jr. and Molly Hack. Both of the sons were pioneer developers of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Jane Bacon Hack was married and divorced and had no children. She became assistant librarian of the Liberty County Public Library in 1969, and retired as librarian 15 years later. “Hack’s Pasture ,” a large wooded tract near Hinesville, was used by the Hines­ville Hunting Club for years.


George B. Hack was a highly respected physician in Liberty County. His wife was active in various Liberty County civic organizations. She also assist­ed her husband in his medical practice on many occasions. After he died, she married Wallace F. Martin Sr. of Liberty County.