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        ELDER SCHOOL

   Alma Township, Marion County, Illinois

   

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        We are looking for photos of people and/or places from around Kinmundy & Alma.  Can you help?

Or maybe you have stories or memories from the "Good Old Days"?  What do YOU remember?

        The Kinmundy Historical Society would be honored to preserve your memories and stories.  We also have the

equipment to scan (or copy) your photos so that they may be enjoyed now as well as for generations yet to come!

        We would love to hear from you!  For more information, please contact: 

       

   Dolores (Ford) Mobley – Dolores@ford-mobley.com

                       208 Joan Dr.; Divernon, IL  62530; (217) 625-7527

            or

 

            Gladys (Corrie) See – gsee49@yahoo.com

                                         408 S. Washington St.; Kinmundy, IL 62854; (618) 547-7731

 


 

Teachers from ELDER SCHOOL  - District #77 (Alma township)

(1903-04)  Grace (Shepard) Craig ($27)  

 

(1913-14)  Noah Kniseley

 

Aug. 17, 1916: The Directors of Elder School let the following contracts to the lowest bidders:

Cleaning School Room .... W.H. SHAFFER ....... $1

             Hauling Coal.................... E.O. SHAFFER......... $1 per ton

             Cleaning School Yard..... W.C. SOUTHWORD.. 95˘

             Putting in new seats .......  W.H. SHAFFER........$6.75

             Cleaning out well ...........  E.O. SHAFFER and W.C. SOUTHWARD .......$2.25

             Re-roofing out building...  G.R. LONNON .......$2

 

(1916-17)   Ethel Painteer

Jan. 9, 1918:  -Elder School: Our school is closed for awhile on account of scarlet fever.    

 

(1919-20)  Rose Rogers

 

 

(1925-26) Rochelle Beard (later married Joy D. Vandeveer)

(1926-27)   Miss Mildred Chapman

(1927-28)

(1928-29)

(1929-30)  Ben Millican

(1930-31)  Bertha Rose (later married Virgil See)

(1931-32)

(1932-33)   Bertha Rose (later married Virgil See)

                   (Feb. 16, 1933) taught the past two terms at Elder School

(1933-34)  Helen (Wantland) Millican

(1934-35)  Helen (Wantland) Millican

                  (June 28, 1934) has been reemployed to teach for a 3rd term           

(1935-36) Helen (Wantland) Millican

(1936-37)

(1937-38)

(1938-39) Mrs. Helen Millican         

(1939-40) Mrs. Helen Millican

(1940-41)

(1941-42) Mrs. Helen Millican

(1942-43) Mrs. Helen Millican

(1943-44) Miss Audrey Fields

(1944-45) Mrs. Helen Millican

(1945-46) Mrs. Helen Millican  

 

(May 16, 1946) The Allen School pupils are going to Elder this term also, making an enrollment of 11 pupils.  

 

Feb. 8, 1951: Herschel Rose bought the Elder School house which was sold Saturday, and Lee Ward bought the coal house.

 

                                   

(The above information was gathered from "The Kinmundy Express" articles, school photos, County Directories of School Teachers, and information from those who had attended school there.)

 


 

Elder School was located on Pleasant Grove Road east of Shaffer Road, just before you cross the creek bed (no bridge now), and was located on the northside, next to the creek.  There was a large rock on the west side on the creek.  It is easier to demolish an old building than to move a huge rock.  It was still there for years.   

 (Information from Ruby (Cantrell) Shaffer)

 



Elder School; Alma twp.; Marion Co., IL;  Dec. 8, 1898

 


 

Elder School; Alma twp.; Marion Co., IL;  1915-16

Back row: ___________(teacher), Lester Yost, _____________, Willie Southard, ______ Maxey

Front row: Myrle (Lonnon) Helm, ____________, Lois (Lonnon) Alderson, _____________, ____________, Burdette Walkington

 


 

Elder School; 1921

 

Elder School; Alma twp.; Marion Co., IL;  Jessie (Long) Weyhrich – teacher; 1921

Back row: Nellie (White) Miller, Jessie (Long) Weyhrich - teacher, Mildred Sipes, Herschel Maxey, Melvin Maxey, Stanley White

Front row: Helen (Wantland) Millican, Geneva (Sipes) Boyd, Ruby (Maxey) Shelton, Willie Maxey, Ruth (Southward) Molenhour,

Woodson Simer, Omar Maxey

 


 

Elder School; Alma twp.; Marion Co., IL;  Rochelle Beard – teacher; 1926 - Last Day of School

(Those in photos and their grade level):

Back row: Edward Repec (4th), Robert Lonnon (6th), Rochelle Beard - teacher (she later married Joy D. Vandeveer); John  W. Shaffer (6th), Herbert Anderson (6th),

                 Paul Shaffer (4th), James Sipes (2nd)

Front row: Marion (Sipes) Garrett (4th), Geneva Sipes (6th), Lucille (Shaffer) Vandeveer (6th), Wilma (Shaffer) Vandeveer (2nd), Willadene (Shaffer) Ritter (1st)

 

 

Elder School; Alma twp.; Marion Co., IL;  Rochelle Beard – teacher; 1926 - Last Day of School (closeup)

(Those in photos and their grade level):

Back row: Edward Repec (4th), Robert Lonnon (6th), Rochelle Beard - teacher (she later married Joy D. Vandeveer); John W. Shaffer (6th), Herbert Anderson (6th),

                 Paul Shaffer (4th), James Sipes (2nd)

Front row: Marian (Sipes) Garrett (4th), Geneva Sipes (6th), Lucille (Shaffer) Vandeveer (6th), Wilma (Shaffer) Vandeveer (2nd), Willadene (Shaffer) Ritter (1st)

 


 

Elder School; Alma twp.; Marion Co., IL;  Miss Helen Wantland – teacher; 1933-34

Phillip Marlow, Ruth (Shaffer) Miller, Gladys Mulvany, Billy Marlow, Jackie Jenkins

 

 

Elder School; Alma twp.; Marion Co., IL;  Miss Helen Wantland – teacher; 1933-34

David Shaffer, Agnes White, Marietta Jenkins, Gerald White, and Herschel Rose

 

 

Elder School; Alma twp.; Marion Co., IL;  Miss Helen Wantland – teacher; 1933-34

Wilma (Shaffer) Vandeveer, James Sipes, Willadene (Shaffer) Ritter, Flory Repic

 

 

Elder School; Alma twp.; Marion Co., IL;  Miss Helen Wantland – teacher; 1933-34

Back row: David Shaffer, Agnes White, Wilma (Shaffer) Vandeveer, James Sipes, Willadene (Shaffer) Ritter,

                 Flory Repec, Marietta Jenkins, and Herschel Rose

Front row: Phillip Meador, Ruth (Shaffer) Miller, Gerald White, Gladys Mulvany, Billy Marlow, Jackie Jenkins

 


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