Continued from Emmie's Story (Part 2)
By the mid 1940's John was in his eighties and his health was failing so they left the farm and moved back into town to a duplex on West Main Street where they had lived in the early 1920's. Their youngest daughter, Anna Rose, married Holt Chesnut on February 3, 1947.
John died on September 7, 1953 just a few months short of his 90th birthday. By that time all of Emmie's siblings had also died so she was the last one left from her family. Gracie died on September 25, 1961. She had never married so had lived with John and Emmie during their entire marriage and with Emmie after her father's death.
Continued - Part 4 (the end) of Emmie's Story
Other Posts in this Series:
Timeline for Emma Jane Owens Taylor
91st COG, A Tribute To Women! - Emmie's Story (Part 1)
91st COG, A Tribute To Women! - Emmie's Story (Part 2)
91st COG, A Tribute To Women! - Emmie's Story (Part 4)
Sources for the personal events in this series are from my own memories, family stories, marriage records, census records, death certificates and newspaper articles. See my website for detailed sources. The historic events are from Infoplease.com-US History Timeline. To learn more about the Carnival of Genealogy, see FAQs at Creative Gene.