Rosetta Howell in her graduation dress from Barton Academy.
Rosetta was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Howell, and granddaughter of Benjamin Howell who were pioneers in Semmes. After completing her education in Semmes, she attended Barton Academy, boarding in Mobile during the week and coming home on the weekends.
Rosetta was a teacher at the original Allentown School. She married Robert Forney Waltman, who was born June 14, 1890 and died August 7, 1980. Their marriage had to to a kept a secret till she finished teaching the school year because a woman could not be married and teach. Photo furnished by granddaughter, Lois Prine.