Kinmundy Historical Society

            


 

       

    PLEASANT GROVE / JONES

                     SCHOOL

       (Also known as Buzzard Roost 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 – 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 of JONES SCHOOL – District #35 (Foster twp.)

(also known as Buzzard Roost / Pleasant Grove School)

 

(1903-04) Annie B. Elder ($30)

 

(Oct. 1905)  Maude Bayliss

(Oct. 1906)  Martha Walker

(Sept. 1907)   J.S. Kniseley

(March 1908) Roy Mulvany

(1909-10) William L. Green

 

(Aug. 1912) Maude Bayliss

(Aug. 1913)  Maude Bayliss

 

(Feb. 1915) Thomas Stephens                                

(Dec. 1915)  W.L. Green

 

(Feb. 1917)  Frances Chandler

 

(1919-20)  Eunice Quayle

 

(1926-27)  Jane (Walker) Stevens

                                                           

(1930-31)  Mira Headley

(1931-32)  Sam Cozad

(1932-33)

(1933-34)

(1934-35)   Sam Cozad

(1935-36)   Miss Inez Foster

(1936-37)

(1937-38)

(1938-39) 

 (1939-40)  Gladys Wengert

(1940-41)   Miss Ruth Doolen

(1941-42)

(1942-43)   Mrs. Blanche Jones

(1943-44)   Mrs. Blanche Doolen 

(1944-45)

(1945-46)   Miss Elsie Tockstein

                                                           

                                   

(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.

Most of the information from 1905-1917 gleaned from “Perfect Attendance Certificates” from Clyde Bassett)

 


 

Pleasant Grove School (also known as Jones School & Buzzard Roost School); 1899

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pleasant Grove School (also known as Jones School & Buzzard Roost School) OR Zion School; Foster Twp., Marion Co., IL;  ca 1899:

Anna (Lucas) Davidson is the woman with the black shawl over her blouse.

 


               

Pleasant Grove School (also known as Jones School & Buzzard Roost School); 1909

 

Pleasant Grove School (also known as Jones School & Buzzard Roost School); Foster Twp., Marion Co., IL;

William L. Green, teacher; Photo #1  - Oct. 27, 1909:

Back Row - Lida (Arnold) Garrett, Lillie Chandler, Harvey L. Bassett, Frankie Chandler, James Arnold, William L. Green (teacher);

Third Row - Georgia (Thomas) Williams, Pearle (Jones) Garrett, James Bassett, Floyd Arnold, Gage Bassett, Dick Nichols, Ada (Arnold) Bates,

Frankie (Thomas) Doudera, Mildred (Arnold) ?Walton, Pearl (Soutier) Slater;

Second Row - Ruby Haynes, Isabelle (Arnold) ?Protz, Gayle (Bassett) Jones, Sam Gray, Lester Walton, Clyde Bassett, Roy Jones,

(girl behind Clyde & Roy is Nora Nichols), Joe Chandler, Lop Chandler; 

Front Row - Tiny Nichols, Grace (Bassett) Conant, Orin Chandler, Merle Jones, Pearl (Haynes) Rolinson, Elsie (Warren) Boring, Anslem Haynes, Walton Arnold


Pleasant Grove School (also known as Jones School & Buzzard Roost School); 1909

Pleasant Grove School (also known as Jones School & Buzzard Roost School) – Foster twp., Marion Co., IL;

William L. Green, teacher ;  Photo #2 - Oct. 27, 1909:

Back Row: Lida (Arnold) Garrett, Lillie Chandler, Harvey L. Bassett, Frankie Chandler, James Arnold, William L. Green (teacher);

Third Row: Georgia (Thomas) Williams, Pearle (Jones) Garrett, James Bassett, Floyd Arnold, Gage Bassett, Dick Nichols,

Ada (Arnold) Bates, Frankie (Thomas) Doudera, Mildred (Arnold) ?Walton, Pearl (Soutier) Slater;

Second Row:  Ruby Haynes, Isabelle (Arnold) ?Protz, Gayle (Bassett) Jones, Sam Gray, Lester Walton, Clyde Bassett, Roy Jones,

(girl behind Clyde & Roy is Nora Nichols), Joe Chandler, Lop Chandler; 

Front Row: Tiny Nichols, Grace (Bassett) Conant, Orin Chandler, Merle Jones, Pearl (Haynes) Rolinson, Elsie (Warren) Boring,

Anslem Haynes, Walton Arnold

 

 

Pleasant Grove School (also known as Jones School & Buzzard Roost School); 1910

 

Pleasant Grove School (also known as Jones School & Buzzard Roost School); Foster twp., Marion Co., IL - Nov. 4, 1910

4th row: Pearl (Soutier) Slater, Mildred (Arnold) Walton, Georgia (Thomas) Williams, _________, __________, Frankie (Thomas) Doudera,

              Pearle (Jones) Garrett

3rd row: Elsa (Warren) Boring, Bertha (Warren) Mulvaney, Reta (Haynes) Brown, Pearl (Haynes) Rolinson, Gayle (Bassett) Jones, Ruby Haynes,

              Grace (Bassett) Conant 

2nd row: Clyde Bassett, Ansylmn "Buck" Haynes, Roy Jones, Merle Jones, __________, Jim Bassett, "Lop" Chandler, Gage Bassett

1st row: ________, Charles Bassett 

 


 

Pleasant Grove School (also known as Jones School & Buzzard Roost School); 1911

 

Pleasant Grove School, (also known as Jones School & Buzzard Roost School); Foster twp., Marion Co., IL; Maude Bayliss, teacher - 1911

Jessie Headley, Nana Headley, Pearl Haynes, Tillie Chandler, Bertha Chandler, John Oglesby, Ruby Haynes, Gayle (Bassett) Jones, Zelma Chesser,

Merle Jones, Mildred (Arnold) Walton, Sam Gray, Charles Bassett, Reta (Haynes) Brown, Grace (Bassett) Conant

 

 

Pleasant Grove School (also known as Jones School & Buzzard Roost School); Foster twp., Marion Co., IL; ca 1912

 

Back Row: Clyde Bassett, Gage Bassett, Jim Bassett, Mildred (Arnold) Walton, Pearl (Jones) Garrett, Gayle (Bassett) Jones

Front row: (?)John Oglesby, Roy Jones, __________________, (?) Merle Jones, (?) _____________

Pleasant Grove School (also known as Jones School & Buzzard Roost School); Foster twp., Marion Co., IL; ca 1912 (close up)

 


 

 

Pleasant Grove School (also known as Jones School & Buzzard Roost School); Foster twp., Marion Co., IL; ca 1912

 Jim Bassett, Gayle (Bassett) Jones, Roy Jones, Mildred (Arnold) Walton, Clyde Bassett, Pearl (Jones) Garrett

 


 

Pleasant Grove School (also known as Jones School & Buzzard Roost School); 1913

 

Pleasant Grove School (also known as Jones School & Buzzard Roost School); Foster twp., Marion Co., IL;

Thomas Stephens, teacher - Feb. 26, 1915

Third Row: Gayle (Bassett) Jones, Pearl (Soutier) Slater, Mildred (Arnold) Walton, Pearle (Jones) Garrett, James Bassett, Thomas Stephens - teacher,

                  Gage Bassett, Clyde Bassett  

Second Row: Willie Oglesby, Merle Jones, John Oglesby, Roy Jones, Ruby (Haynes) Berthold, Grace (Bassett) Conant, Anslem "Buck" Haynes

Front Row: Mason "Peck" Brown, Ralph Bassett, Arthur Oglesby, Charles Bassett, Rita (Haynes) Brown, Pearl (Haynes) Robinson

 

 

Jones (also known as Pleasant Grove School & Buzzard Roost School); Foster twp., Marion Co., IL;  

Jane (Walker) Stevens, teacher - 1926

Back row: Jane (Walker) Stevens – teacher; Helen (Caldwell) Peddicord, Louie B. Soutier, Robert H. Jones, Ellis Bassett,

Russell L. Jones, Archie Caldwell

Middle row: Marvin Bassett, Alice Nichols

Front row: Roberta (Arnold) Green, Mary Dell (Soutier) Johnson, Katherin (Soutier) Headley, Lela May (Nichols) Doolen,

Nellie May (Jones) Hoke (holding slate), Lucille (Nichols) Headley, Imogine (Caldwell) Albert

 

Jones School (formerly known as Pleasant Grove School & Buzzard Roost School); Foster twp., Marion Co., IL;

Inez Foster, teacher - 1935

Back row:  _____ Richardson, Lucille Smith, Richard Smith, Joe Boring, Ruth (Bassett) Williams, Inez Foster (teacher),

                  Duane Walton, Everett Shaw, Beryle Arnold, Leah Walton, Floyd Jones

Front row: Marlin Walton, Agnes Boring, Walter Boring, _____ Richardson, Betty Jones, Wanda Smith, Keith Walton,

                 Marshall Smith, ______ Richardson

 

 

Jones School (formerly known as Pleasant Grove School & Buzzard Roost School); Foster twp., Marion Co., IL; circa 1936

 


 

Pleasant Grove School (also known as Jones School & Buzzard Roost School); 1940s

 

Jones School (formerly known as Pleasant Grove School & Buzzard Roost School); Foster twp., Marion Co., IL; ca 1940

Back row: ______ Wingert/Wingort – teacher; Betty Jones, Laverne Gray, James Gray, Floyd Jones, Leah Pearl Walton, Keith Walton, Marlen Walton, Charles Gray

Front row: Delila Donoho, Lila Donoho, Ruth Gray, Bill Howard, Pauline Howard, Paul Howard, Loren Donoho, Pearl Jones,

Kathryn (Jones) Jones

 


Pleasant Grove School (also known as Jones School & Buzzard Roost School); 1945

Jones School (formerly known as Pleasant Grove School & Buzzard Roost School);

Foster twp., Marion Co., IL; Elsie Tockstein – teacher; ca 1945

Back row: James Walton, Doc Hopkins, Kathryn (Jones) Jones, Norma Hopkins, Pearl Jones

Second row: Dayne Bassett, Wayne Jones, Jerry Smith, Charles Gray, Dale Bassett, Shirley Hopkins

Front row: Carolyn Smith, Janet Arnold, Danny Hopkins

 


 

Jones School (formerly known as Pleasant Grove School & Buzzard Roost School);

Foster twp., Marion Co., IL;

 


 

                

                  Schoolhouse marker for Jones School (also known as Pleasant Grove School) located on Jones Road in Foster twp., Marion Co., IL

 

                   

               Schoolhouse marker for Jones School (also known as Pleasant Grove School) located on Jones Road in Foster twp., Marion Co., IL

                 (farm in the distance is the old Bassett homeplace owned by Lafe & Noi (Arnold) Bassett first, and later by Marvin & Fern Bassett)

 


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