|Ada Louise Houston|
1857 - 1924
Ada married William Russell Roesch on January 16, 1885 and she brought Eva Lena with her and William welcomed her and gave her his name. Our family called her Aunt Lena. Ada was nine years older that her husband.
|Ada is listed in memoriam|
in this book
Ada gave her husband six children, three girls and three boys, but only one child, a son survived, my grandfather, William Phillip born May 2, 1893. (Mary, b Dec 22, 1885, d May 6, 1887, infant son b April 2, 1887 d Apr 3, 1887, infant daughter, born and died Jan 15, 1888, infant daughter, born and died Aug 22, 1889, and Earl Leroy Roesch b Oct 7 1895 d Oct 26 1895)
According to an article in an old newspaper, Ada was involved in the local school. It was about the controversy of allowing five Japanese children to attend the public school. Some of the Eau Gallie citizens obviously didn't want them there, they should have their own school they cried. Ada voted to allow these five children to attend school with her son. I am so proud of my great grandmother and her decision to vote yes.