Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tornado picture found - Alice V. Moxley

The tornadoes that struck Mississippi and Alabama and Tennessee on April 27 unleashed and released hundreds, if not thousands, of family photos and mementos.    A page was set up on Facebook as a clearinghouse for these lost articles, and several photographs have been reunited with their owner.  This particular photograph, while identified, has not been discovered by its original owner.    Here's a link to the Facebook page that contains the found photographs and related information.

Mrs. Alice V. Moxley, wife of Luther A. Moxley, was born Alice Victoria Stanphill, daughter of John William Stanphill and Araminta Williamson.  Along with her husband Luther, Alice served as a minister in the Church of God of Prophecy.  In the 1930 census, both Luther and Alice were listed as ministers.

1930 Census
Warren County, Tennessee
Third Civil District
L. A. Moxley 36 MS AL AL minister, Prostestant church, married at age 21, war veteran
Alice V. 27 MS AL MS, minister, church
Elmer A. 5 MS son

This family is actually enumerated twice in this census.  The handwriting is different for each one, and both indicate that Alice Moxley was a minister.  The second enumeration for Alice reads "minister and pastor."

Luther's sister was also named Alice.  She was my husband's GG grandmother, married to Thomas "Bunt" Dulaney.

1 comment:

Lori H said...

What a wonderful picture. I sincerely hope it can be returned to the family to which it belongs.