LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA
PICTURES OF THE PAST - PEOPLE
Contributed 10 Oct 1999,
by Peggy Joice Horton
John James NEWTON, Rosa Ellen (NEWTON) JOICE,
and William Taylor NEWTON (left to right)
This picture of Rosa Ellen NEWTON JOICE and
her brothers, John J. NEWTON and
William T. NEWTON was was taken in the summer of 1916, on
the day that Rosa and her husband E. E. JOICE, and their eight children were moving from
Lexington, Alabama, to Poteau, LeFlore County, Oklahoma. Rosa was still in
mourning for the loss of a son, James Albert JOICE, in February, 1916.
William Elmer JOICE, another son, had died at the age of two in 1901 and is
buried next to James Albert at Second Creek Cemetery, Lawrence Co., TN.
Rosa, John, and William were the remaining living children of Mary Ann SPRINGER and William Ananias NEWTON of Lexington. Their oldest sister, Sarah Matilda NEWTON, wife of Andrew JACKSON, had died in 1903.
Peggy Joice Horton - Contributor