Kinmundy Historical Society




            DOOLEN SCHOOL

         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 –

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



            Gladys (Corrie) See –

                                         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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