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PLEASANT HILL / WHITE 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 WHITE SCHOOL – District  #73 (Alma twp.)

(also known as Pleasant Hill School)

 

(1903-04)   Lulu Coffin ($30)

 

(1914)         Jessie Bundy

 

(1919-20)  Margaret Coughlin

 

(1929-30)   Helen (Gardner) Carruthers

             (she was from Murphysboro, IL, and a sister to Lelia (Gardner) Ford)

(1930-31)   Ruby Sullens

(1931-32)   Grace R. Jackson

(1932-33)   Grace Jackson

(1933-34)   Grace Jackson

(1934-35)

(1935-36)   Grace Jackson

(1936-37)   Grace Jackson

(1937-38)   Grace Jackson

(1938-39)   Mrs. Rada (Garrett) Caldwell (later married John S. Ford)

(1939-40)   Mrs. Rada (Garrett) Caldwell (later married John S. Ford)

(1940-41)   Mrs. Rada (Garrett) Caldwell (later married John S. Ford)

(1941-42)   Mrs. Rada (Garrett) Caldwell (later married John S. Ford)

(1942-43)   Phyllis Middleton

(1943-44)   Beryl Statton/Stratton Smith

(1944-45) 

(1945-46)

 

 

Oct. 4, 1951: requested for annex into Kinmundy

 

 

(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.)

 

 


 

 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); 1914

 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); Alma twp., Marion Co., Illinois -  Jessie Bundy, teacher; 1914

Back row: Jessie Bundy - teacher, Cleata Howe, Ethan Allen Hilton, Harvey Bell, Elmer Bell, Alma Muehlhausen

Second row: John Bell, Opal Hilton, Earl Muehlhausen, Louis Muehlhausen

First row: Minnie (Howe) Kirgan, Marie Mayhill, Helen (Muehlhausen) Williams, Irene Bell

Seated front with slate: Floyd Muehlhausen

 


 


Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); 1929

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); Alma twp., Marion Co., Illinois;

Helen (Gardner)Carruthers, teacher; October 2, 1929

In Back: Hartzel Powell

Middle Row: Burdette Swift, Albert Eagan, Mary Margaret Kennedy, Gladys Powell, Paul Foster, Frances Parker

Front Row: Violet Powell, Grover Hite, Viola Powell, _____________, Ambrose Craig, Vera Powell,  Helen McWhirter,

Dorcas Clow, Valda Swift, Helen (Gardner) Carruthers - teacher (she was a sister to Lelia (Gardner) Ford from Alma)

 

 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); 1932-1933

 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); Alma twp. Marion Co., Illinois; Grace Jackson, teacher; 1932-33 

Back Row: Grace Jackson - teacher, Ambrose Craig, Helen McWhirter, Dale Broom, Mary Margaret Kennedy, Ernest Broom,

Dorcas Clow

Front Row (holding sign): Howard Broom, Mary Ann (Clow) Wiley

(not in photo: Hubert Waggoner)

 



Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); 1933

 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); Alma twp. Marion Co, Illinois;

Grace Jackson, teacher; Oct. 17, 1933 (grade indicated in parenthesis)

Back Row: Ernest Broom (7), Helen McWhirter (7), Mary Margaret Kennedy (7), Dorcas Clow (7), Grace Jackson – teacher

Front Row: Dale Phillips (1), Mary Ann (Clow) Wiley (4), Lois Smith (1) (holding sign), Howard Broom (4), Ambrose Craig (7)

 



Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); 1935-1936

 

Pleasant Hill School (known as White School); Alma Twp., Marion Co, IL – Grace Jackson, teacher - 1935-36

Bob Ford, James Chance, Howard Broom, Ambrose Craig, Mary Ann (Clow) Wiley, Harold Chance, Elizabeth Broom, Jimmy Walker,

Betty (Chance) Mulvaney; Grace Jackson - teacher

 

 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); 1935 

  

 

Pleasant Hill School, (also known as White School); Alma twp, Marion Co., IL; Grace Jackson, teacher; Photo #1 - ca 1935

1)      Harold Chance; 2) Jimmy Walker; 3) Elizabeth Broom; 4) _____________; 5) ____________; 6) Jean (Ford) Krutsinger;

7)      Bob Ford; 8) Betty (Chance) Mulvaney; 9)_____________; 10) Mary Ann (Clow) Wiley; 11) Ed Shreffler;

13)  Ambrose Craig; 14) Howard Broom; 15) Pearl Telford; 16) Barney Craig’s mother; 17) _____________; 18) ______________;

19)  Hazel Shreffler; 20) Nellie Broom; 21)_____________; 22) Helen McWhirter; 23) _______________; 24) Dorcas Clow;

25)  John W. Ford; 26) Mary Margaret Kennedy; 27) ______________, 28) ________________; 29) ________________;

30) ____________; 31) Blanche ?Austin; 32) John S. Ford; 33) Lelia (Gardner) Ford; 34) ?Jim Kennedy?; 35) Blanche Kennedy;

36) John Broom; 37)_____________, 38) Barney Craig; 39) Hazel Craig

 


 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); 1935

 

Pleasant Hill School, (also known as White School); Alma twp, Marion Co., IL; Grace Jackson, teacher;

Photo #2 - ca 1935

Back row: Helen McWhirter, Dorcas Clow, _____________ in front of Mary Margaret Kennedy, Grace Jackson – teacher, ______________

Front row:  _____________, Jimmy Walker, Edwin Shreffler, Ernie Broom with John W. Ford, ____________,  Jean Ford, _________,

Ambrose Craig holding Howard Broom (Bob Ford in left corner of school)

 



Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); 1938

 

Pleasant Hill School (known as White School); Alma Twp., Marion Co, IL; circa 1938

Howard Broom, Harry Maxey, Donald Craig, Jimmy Walker, Bob Ford, Jean (Ford) Krutsinger, Elizabeth Broom, Barbara Alderson,

Pauline (Walker) Shuh 

 


Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); 1939

 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); Alma Twp., Marion Co, IL; Photo #1 – ca 1939

Donald Craig, Howard Broom, Harry Maxey, Ambrose Craig, Bob Ford, & Bill Beard

 


 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); 1939

 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); Alma Twp., Marion Co, IL; Photo #2 – ca 1939

 Harry Maxey, Bob Ford, & Howard Broom at Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School) in Alma Township – ca 1939

 


 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); 1939

 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); Alma Twp., Marion Co, IL; Photo #3  – ca 1939

 Jean (Ford) Krutsinger, Barbara Alderson, Don Craig, Elizabeth Broom, Bob Ford, Pauline (Walker) Shuh & Harry Maxey

 



Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); 1939

 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); Alma Twp., Marion Co, IL; Photo #4 – ca 1939

Howard Broom, Jimmy Walker, Bob Ford, Harry Maxey & Don Craig

 


 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); 1939

 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); Alma Twp., Marion Co, IL; Photo #5  – ca 1939

Bob Ford, Howard Broom & Jimmy Walker

 

 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School)

 

                    Pleasant Hill / White School

 

 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); 1940s

 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); Alma Twp., Marion Co, IL  – ca 1940’s;

Lela Blanche Mulvaney, Louise Alderson, Pauline (Walker) Shuh, Jean (Ford) Krutsinger, & Eileen (Beard) Malekovic

 

 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); 1941

 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); Alma Twp., Marion Co, IL  – ca 1941;

Back Row: Barbara Alderson, _________, Mary Ann (Clow) Wiley, Howard Broom

Middle Row: Bob Ford, Harry Maxey, Elizabeth Broom, __________, ___________,

Front Row: Louise Alderson, Donald Craig, Jean (Ford) Krutsinger, Pauline (Walker) Shuh, ___________

 


 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); Alma Twp., Marion Co, IL  – ca 1940;

 

 


 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); 1942

 

Pleasant Hill School (also known as White School); Alma Twp., Marion Co, IL;

Rada (Garrett) Caldwell Ford, teacher  – ca 1942

Back row: Rada (Caldwell) Garrett Ford - teacher, Bob Ford, Jimmy Walker, Lela Blanche Mulvaney, Jean (Ford) Krutsinger,

Louise Alderson, Don Craig, Pauline (Walker) Shuh

Front row: Bill Beard, John Walker, Eileen (Beard) Malekovic, John W. Ford

 


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