Her parents Francis “Frank” J. and Grace Irvine Golden were both born in Ireland about 1840. In 1870 and 1880 Francis and Grace lived in Atlanta with son Francis, who had been born in Georgia in October 1862 and became a policeman in Atlanta; and also their daughter Anna Jane Golden who was born in Georgia in July 1860. Frank was a clerk at the rail road office, Grace kept house, and Francis a student. Frank was on the Morgan County Georgia tax rolls in 1863 and the 1880s and 1890. Frank died in 1902 and Grace in 1911. All four were buried in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta.