Seeing Josephine

Thanks to my cousin Marissa, I have my first pictures of my father’s paternal grandmother, Josephine Holloway Koonce.  We believe the pictures to be from around 1940s. Here is one of them:

My great-grandmother, Josephine (Holloway) Koonce

Josephine passed away before I was born but I know that she had many of her grandchildren living her, including my aunts, as her own children moved to New York in search of better job opportunities. 

Until now, I had only seen one picture of Josephine and it is a casket picture. So, I am extremely grateful to Marissa for taking the time to send me these pictures. I am overjoyed!!! 

Comments (5)

  1. Terrence G

    Congratulations Taneya!


    I’m a koonce myself. I was reading your blog and noticed you had a grandfather named James koonce. My father’s name is James koonce and I have an uncle named George koonce. I’d like to hear more about what you find out.

  3. Taneya Koonce (Post author)

    Thanks Dimitric! I’ll send you an email.

  4. kristin

    I just found or was found by cousins and hope they have some missing photos and information to share with me.

  5. Taneya Koonce (Post author)

    That is great Kristin! Making connections is always informative!

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