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        ZION SCHOOL

   Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois

 

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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

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

 


 

The following is the report of the monthly examination of Zion School District 7 for the month ending Nov. 13, 1885

 

Louisa Lucas                100

Mabel Jenkins              100

Britton Lucas                98½

Alice Jenkins                97½

Florence Chance          95

Ollie Howington            92½

Claud Foster                90       

Willie Walton                89

 

“Footprints in Marion County” - Marion Co. IL Genealogical & Historical Society

Vol. VI; Summer 1981; No. 1; p. 46   


 

Teachers from ZION SCHOOL – District #34 (Foster twp.)

                                                                   

(1919-20)  Lera Neilson

 

(1921)  Blanche Atkins / Doolen

 

(1926)  Myra Headley

 

(1930-31)   Rada Garrett

(1931-32)   Florence Reilman

 

 (1939-40)  M.D. Ballance

 

 

(January 1943)  Mrs. Bessie Hiestand

 (Jan. 28, 1943) has been employed to finish teaching the term of school at Zion as the teacher resigned.  She begins Monday.

 

 

(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.)

 

 


 

Zion School; Foster twp., Marion Co., IL; Blanche Atkins / Doolen, teacher – 1921 (Photo #1)

Back row: Loren Caldwell, Robert Nichols, Marie (Crowder) Walker, Amelia Bolhorst (or Nellie Nichols), Pearl (McNicol) Willett,

                   Blanche Atkins / Doolen – teacher,  Ira Williams, Donald Arnold

Third row: Laura Arnold, LaVerne Crowder

Second row: June (Arnold) Hile, Nina Doolen, Fern Williams, Pauline McNicol, Hilda (McNicol) Adams, Dorothy (McNicol) Garrett,

                     Ella (Arnold) Nattier

Front row on ground: Carl Arnold, Loren Williams, Wayne Doolen

 

 

Zion School; 1921

Zion School; Foster twp., Marion Co., IL; Blanche Atkins / Doolen, teacher – 1921 (Photo #2)

Back row: Loren Caldwell, Robert Nichols, Marie (Crowder) Walker, Amelia Bolhorst (or Nellie Nichols), Pearl (McNicol) Willett,

                   Blanche Atkins / Doolen – teacher,  Ira Williams, Donald Arnold

Third row: Laura Arnold, LaVerne Crowder

Second row: June (Arnold) Hile, Nina Doolen, Fern Williams, Pauline McNicol, Hilda (McNicol) Adams, Dorothy (McNicol) Garrett,

                     Ella (Arnold) Nattier

Front row on ground: Carl Arnold, Loren Williams, Wayne Doolen

 


 

Zion School; Foster twp., Marion Co., IL; Myra Headley, teacher – ca 1926

Back row: Dorothy (McNicol) Garrett, Lois McNicol, Pauline McNicol, Hilda (McNicol) Adams, Myra Headley – teacher

Middle row: Donald Belcher, Elmore Belcher, Carl Arnold, Francis Belcher

Front row: Elmo Williams, Mildred McNicol, Freda McNicol, Helen McNicol, and Irene (Livesay) Gammon

 


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