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Lottie "Joanne" Wooley (Alternate spelling Joan and Woolley)

Birth: She was born in 1928 in Indiana.  

Family Information: Daughter of Alonzo W. and Jennie Wooley.

Sister of Alonzo "Tot", Dannie, Jeanette, Ross and Ruth Wooley.



Pre-Colony History:  

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Other Info: In March 1934 Mr. Lewis, Dr. Cecil and Mrs. Fay took the first graders including: Joan Wooley, Opal Ogden, Violet Quipp, Blair Pickett, Roy Peecher, Martha Mahler and Martha Lentz to Leesville to give a demonstration of their singing to an audience that included around twenty-five Leesville teachers plus Superintendent Honeycotte.

Each child stood and introduced themselves as they did each morning, with name, address and rule. For example: My name is ...; I live in Newllano (Noo-yah-no); Vernon Parish, Louisiana, on Highway 171; My rule is the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." Mrs. Harlow-Fay then demonstrated her method of teaching with the children.


Post-Colony History: In 2009 she was listed as Joanne Edmonds of Panama City, Florida in Ruth's obituary.  


Sources: Indiana Birth Certificates; Photo Archives; "Llano Colonist": March 31, 1934, April 7, 1934, July 25, 1936; US Census: 1930; US Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection: Ruth P. Dungan  

Left: Clipping from the "Llano Colonist" dated March 31, 1934.

Center: Kindergarten Picnic, East of Pickett Home -- (L to R) Back: Ruby Nesnow, Bertie Mitchel, G.T. Pickett, Walt Fread, a visitor, Theo Cuno, Alice Pickett, Myrtle Kemp; Middle: Martha Lentz, Roy Peecher, Blair Pickett, Violet Quipp, Ruth Loutrel, Joan Wooley, Maurice Nesnow, Martha Mahler, Betty Perkins, Warren Fread; Sitting in Front: Carl Peecher, Carolyn Bradshaw, Joy Quipp, Jack De Fausell, Joe Nesnow, Esther Mahler, George Ogden.  

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