Emily Josephine Stansell Ware Obituary, 1971

“Alabama Death Record: Emily Josephine Ware, 92 years, born 1879, died 13 Aug. 1971, Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL, father John W. Stansell and mother Mattie Bolt (maiden name.)

Mrs. Josie S. Ware, South 11th St., died at the residence after an extended illness. Survivors are daughter, Mrs. Parker D. Wain, Sr., stepsons, H.K. Ware and Harry Ware, stepdaughter, Mrs. Mary Fletcher all of Gadsden. Mrs. Ware was a native of Walker Co., GA and a resident of Etowah Co. for the past 58 years. She was the wife of the late A.J. Ware and was a member of the Methodist Church. Funerl was at Edgewood Baptist Church with Collier-Butler Funeral Home in charge of service.

Josie was buried in Crestwood Cemetery, Etowah Co, AL, Andrew J. Ware was buried in Clayton Cemetery, Etowah Co., AL and Thomas Black’s grave is in Walker Co., GA.

Additional information:  Parents: John William Stansell and Martha “Mattie” Bolt Stansell.

Josie Stansell married Thomas “Tom Black, born Georgia – died between 1906-1910 in Walker County, Georgia. They had two children Olga, born in Colorado, and John T. Black, born in Texas.

By 1910, Thomas Black was deceased and his widow, Josie, and his two children were living with her widowed father, John W. Stansell, in Walker Co., GA. In 1920, Josie had remarried and lived in Duck Springs, Etowah Co., AL. Josie’s husband, A.J. Ware, and her two children, Olga and John Black, were in the household. In 1930, Andrew J. Ware and his wife, Emily J. (who was Josie), lived in Big Springs Marshall Co., AL. Other members in the household were Olga who was married to Parker D. Wain, their children, Emily Jo and Ruth, also Andrew J. Ware’s stepson, John T. Black, 24, and Frankie M. Black, 21, step-daughter. [unsure if Frankie was John T.’s first wife ?]”
Source:   The Gadsden Times and FindAGrave,

NGL Record added: Jun 28, 2012


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