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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.


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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.

In May 1936 some of the frequent visitors at the colony pool were May Gossett, Joanne and Ruth Wooley, Isabel Page, Ione, Genevieve, Violet and Joy Quippp.

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, May 16, 1936, July 25, 1936; US Census: 1930; US Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection: Ruth P. Dungan  


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

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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