Lucy Beall Candler Owens Heinz Leide

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Lucy Beall Candler Leide
Lucy Beall Candler Owens Heinz Leide.jpg
Lucy Candler in 1900
Born Lucy Beall Candler
(1883-04-14)April 14, 1883
Atlanta, Georgia
Died September 3, 1962(1962-09-03) (aged 79)
Atlantic Ocean
RMS Caronia
Education Agnes Scott College
Spouse(s) William Davies Owens, Sr. (m. 1903–14)
Henry Heinz (m. 1920–43)
Enrico Leide (m. 1945–62)

Elizabeth Candler Owens Vann

William Davis Owens, Jr. (1911-?)
Henry Charles Heinz, Jr. (1918–1998)
Parent(s) Asa Griggs Candler
Lucy Elizabeth Howard

Lucy Beall Candler Owens Heinz Leide (April 11, 1883 – 3 September 1962) was the only daughter of The Coca-Cola Company co-founder Asa Griggs Candler.[1][2][3]


Early life[edit]

She was born on April 11, 1883 in Atlanta, Georgia. Growing up, she learned to play the piano.[4] She lived with her parents at Callan Castle at 61 Elizabeth Street in the Atlanta, Georgia neighborhood Inman Park. She attended school at West End Institute.[5] She played the organ for Inman Park Methodist Church.[4] She attended Agnes Scott College in neighboring Decatur, Georgia.[4]


On June 11, 1903, she married her first husband William Davies Owens.[6] He would become an assistant cashier (a manager) at Central Bank and Trust in Atlanta, the bank that Asa Candler started in 1905. At first they lived together in her parents’ home, In 1910 they moved to a newly built home in nearby Druid Hills which would become known as The Goose. It was located at what is now 1449 South Ponce de Leon Avenue. In 1968 the home would become the Mother Goose day care center, and later classroom space for The Paideia School until it burned down in 2009.[4] William Owens died of influenza and a heart attack in the house in 1914.[4] Lucy suffered from a serious bout of typhoid fever.[4]

Around 1920 she married Henry Heinz, a banker and president of Kiwanis International. Heinz was shot by a burglar at their home, Rainbow Terrace, in 1943.[7] A black railroad worker confessed to the crime, but rumours persisted that a relative murdered Heinz.[8]

Around 1945 she married Enrico Leide, a concert cellist and orchestra conductor, conducting the first Atlanta Symphony Orchestra from 1920 to 1930.[9] He was the brother of violinist and composer Manoah Leide-Tedesco.


She died on 3 September 1962 aboard the RMS Caronia while on a cruise of the Mediterranean Sea.[1][10]


  1. ^ a b Associated Press (7 September 1962). "Mrs. Enrico Leide Is Dead. Daughter of Coca-Cola Head". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-11-19. Lucy Candler Leide, daughter of the founder of the Coca Cola Company, died Monday aboard the steamship Caronia on a Mediterranean cruise. ... 
  2. ^ "Asa Griggs Candler Residence", Atlanta History Center
  3. ^ "CANDLER, ASA GRIGGS, 1851–1929". Asa Griggs Candler papers, 1821–1951, Emory University Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Richards, Peter. "The Goose’s 99-Year History: From Candlers to Paideia", The Paideia School Newsletter, Vol. XXXX, No. 3, November–December 2009, p.7–9; photo of Lucy Candler on p.9.
  5. ^ Lucy Beall Candler papers, "CANDLER, ASA GRIGGS, 1851–1929". Asa Griggs Candler papers, 1821–1951, Emory University Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.
  6. ^ "Candler-Owens". Atlanta Constitution. June 12, 1903. Retrieved 2012-11-19. The beautiful new home of Mr. and Mrs. Asa Candler, in Inman Park, was the scene last evening of a brilliant wedding, when their daughter, Miss Lucy Beall ... 
  7. ^ "Husband of Coca Cola Heiress is Slain by Burglar", Painesville Telegraph, 29 September 1943.
  8. ^ Pendergrast, Mark. For God, Country and Coca-Cola, p.133.
  9. ^ Enrico Leide at Atlanta History Center
  10. ^ RMS Caronia Timeline: Ship's Course & Activities, September 1962