Foster 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
Gladys (Corrie) See – email@example.com
408 S. Washington St.; Kinmundy, IL 62854; (618) 547-7731
Teachers from DOOLEN SCHOOL – District #33 (Foster twp.)
(Nov. 1885) R. V. McCarty
(1903-04) Maude Morgan ($30)
(1905-06) Ethel Johnson
(1919-20) Edith Peyton
(1930-31) Ruth E. Doolen
(1931-32) Mrs. Edna Williams
Jan. 6, 1938: Doolen schoolhouse is located four miles east of Vernon.
(1939-40) Vera M. Jackson
(The above information was gathered from "The Kinmundy Express" articles, and County Directories of School Teachers.)
Report of the Doolen School, Foster twp., Month of Nov. 1885
No. enrolled = 46
No. of days taught = 23
Avery daily attendance = 24
Report of monthly examination of scholars whose averages in the common branches reached 85% and upward:
Lizzie Foster 95
Frank Doolen 94
Edward Doolen 91
Annie Lynch 85
Emma Jones 85
Flora Foster 85
Millie Doolen 85
Wm. J. Jones 85
R.V. McCarty, teacher
“Footprints in Marion County” - Marion Co. IL Genealogical & Historical Society
Vol. VI; Summer 1981; No. 1; p. 46
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