Kinmundy Historical Society

 

 

 

 

 


 

                    Kinmundy High School,

        Kinmundy-Alma Community High School

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                                 Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois

 

                                (Beginning - Aug 1930)

 

 

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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

 


According to information, this was probably the first frame school in Kinmundy, and was built in 1857.   It was located on Fremont Street, just north of the French home.

 

 

This is possibly a photo from that early school (which was built on Fremont Street in Kinmundy in 1857.)

 


 

The following information was printed in the 1926 Kinmundy School Yearbook.

 

     "The district school was held in 1856 in a rough log house near the spot known as the present home of Tom Phillips, west of the C. & E. I. railroad. 

The teacher was Miss Annaline Prewett.

     The first school house built after the town was founded, was erected in the early fall of 1857.  It was a frame building, 36 x 24 with hall.  This was built

on a lot donated by D.P. Snelling.  The lot was on the north side of the residence of C.B. French.

     James P. Smith of Hudson, New Hampshire, was the first teacher.  Following him were W.R. Hubbard, Dr. L.D. Skilling, N.S. Hubbard and

Miss Carrie Herrick.

     The district became so popular early in 60s, the directors rented and arranged the C.P. Church for school, transferring the older pupils there,

and selecting Prof. Pollard as instructor, followed by Prof. Vincent of Farina.

     In the fall of 1865, the new four room school house was built on the present site, was opened in October, 1865, and was occupied by the District.

Prof. Simeon Wright, ex-soldier of the Civil War, formerly from Bloomington, was Principal; Permelia Elder, Grammar Dept.; Miss Amelia Woodruff, Intermediate;

Miss Matilda Young, Primary.

     The contractor for the building was Tilden Raser, with Dr. W.O. Smith as one of the carpenters.

     Directors at that time time were: Judge D.P. Snelling, Horace Kinnic, and Capt. W.T. Sprouse.  One of the early directors who served several terms

was A.W. Songer, who is now in his ninety-fourth year.

     The only women who have served on the school board are Mrs. M. Hollister, Mrs. Fanny Simpson Schwartz, Mrs. M.A. Babcock, Mrs. Anna Frost

and Mrs. Mamie S. Brown.

     The picture was taken at a school picnic in the spring of 1876 with N.S. Scovell as Supt.  There are a number of familiar faces that the older ones might recognize. 

The picture was preserved by Mrs. Mamie S. Brown, the cross showing her picture as six years old, now a teacher in the school."

 

Kinmundy Public School - Spring 1876 - School Picnic

 


Kinmundy Public School

Kinmundy Public School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL built in 1865 and used until 1910 - Photo #1 (500 block of S. Madison)

This was the second school built in the town of Kinmundy

 

 

Kinmundy Public School

Kinmundy Public School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL built in 1865 and used until 1910 - Photo #2 (500 block of S. Madison)

 

 

Kinmundy Public School

 

Kinmundy Public School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL built in 1865 and used until 1910 - Photo #3 (500 block of S. Madison)

 


 

 

Kinmundy High School

 

Kinmundy Public School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL built in 1865 and used until 1910 - Photo #4 (500 block of S. Madison)

 

 

 

Kinmundy Public School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL built in 1865 and used until 1910 - Photo #5

Kinmundy Public School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL built in 1865 and used until 1910 - Photo #5 (500 block of S. Madison)

 

 

Kinmundy Public School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL built in 1865 and used until 1910 - Photo #6 (500 block of S. Madison)  (closeup)

 


 

1879 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

Addie (Coleman) Melrose, Daniel Gunn, Ada B. Skilling

 

1880 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

Maggie (Craig) Kline, Kate (Elder) Larkin Lockwood, Alice (Jones) Sullivan, Sherman Jones, George Morgan, Elizabeth (Parrill) McClure, Edith (Pope) Cooley, L.C. Rohrbough, Addie (See) Yates, Will Skilling

 

1881 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

Ella (Van Arnam) Croker, E.C. Bargh, Allie (Porter) Dennis Nelms, Sarah (King) Rohrbough, Della (Shultz) Avery

 


 

 

     

1890 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

Nettie Blakeslee, Annie (Elder) Harvey, Rose (Lovell) Whittenburg, Evangeline Parrill,

(?)Martha Caroline (Schermerhorn) Tyson  (see 1893 graduate according to 1926 yearbook information)

 

1891 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

Clara (Harlan) Lohman, Clara Herrick, Minnie Parker

 

1892 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

Wesley King, Bertha M. Miller

 

1893 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

Callie (Schermerhorn) Tyson

 

1895 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

Lillie (Lovell) East, Helen (Rohrbough) Morgan

 


 

Kinmundy Public School; 1891

 

Kinmundy Public School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL – Room 3 - 1891

 


 

Kinmundy Public School; 1891

 

Kinmundy Public School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL – Room 5 - 1891

 

 

Kinmundy Public School diploma; 1895

 

Annie Edith Elder’s diploma from Kinmundy High School – circa 1895

 


9th Annual Commencement of Kinmundy High School – April 4, 1896

1896 Graduates: Charles F. Pruett, Jennie Haworth, Evelyn Killie, Jesse Whitaker, Herbert A. Dew

 

 

  

 


 

10th Annual Commencement of Kinmundy High School – April 30, 1897

1897 Graduates: Earl Huggins, Charles J. Holbrook, Olaf Thrane, Pauline J. Bagott, Burrell F. Bruce, Walter McAdoo, Frank Miller

 

 

 


11th Annual Commencement of Kinmundy High School – April 12, 1898

 

1898 Graduates: Gertrude A. (Sexton) Hunt, Pearl (Sexton) Fisher, Birdie A. (Middleton) Whitson, James E. Howell, Uriah S. Allen,

Lares Nelson, Jessie (Craig) Claytor

  

 


Kinmundy High School – 1899 graduates: ______________________________________________________


 

                                            Kinmundy High School – Class of 1900

 

Back Row: Anna (Sexton) Whitlock, Marcia (Hanson) Stevenson, J.R. McKitrick - Superintendent,

                  Stenia (Nelson) Price, Lettie (Snellings) Oran.

Center Row: Grace (Williams) Kagy, Mattie (Steen) Killie, Martha (Pruett) Huggins.

Front Row: David Snelling and Vernor Clayborn.

 


 

12th Annual Commencement of Kinmundy High School – April 8, 1900 (Pages 7 & 8)

1900 Graduates: Marcia C. (Hanson) Stevenson, Stena “Steenie” (Nelson) Price, David P. Snelling, Jr., Anna (Sexton) Whitlock,

Martha “Mattie” (Pruett) Huggins, Lettie (Snelling) Oran, Vernor Clayborn,  Grace (Williams) Kagy, Mattie (Steen) Killie

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

13th Annual Commencement of Kinmundy High School – April 7, 1901 and April 11, 1901

1901 Graduates: Earl Hensley, Georgia (McCloud) Brown, Claude Sanders, Ernest Schermerhorn)

 

 

 

 

 

 


14th Annual Commencement of Kinmundy High School – April 9, 1902

 

1902 Graduates: Laura Estella (Fisher) Gresham, Walter Simpson Pruett, Claude Pruett

  

 

  

 

 


 

15th Annual Commencement of Kinmundy High School – April 7, 1903

 

 

 

 

 


 

Annual Commencement of Kinmundy High School – April 3, 1904

1904 Graduates:  Margaret A. (Anderson) Freeman, Ruby C. (Wooley) Simpson, Lydia L. (Hults) Pitts, Claude E. Wilkinson

 

 

 

 

 


 

1905 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

Bernie (Baylis) Layton, Nellie (Beaver) Nelson, Clara (Coffman) Snelling, Pauline (Neil) Johnson, Edna (See) Telford, Hallett Snelling,

Bertha (Steuber) Pruett

 

Annual Commencement of Kinmundy High School – April 8, 1906

1906 Graduates:  John Ben Morgan, Harry F. Craig, Clemmie (Whittenburg) Clinebell, James Oswald Lowe

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

1906 Kinmundy High School graduating class

Front row: M.A. Thrasher - Superintendent, Evangeline Parrill - Asst. Supt.  

Back row: James O. Lowe, Harry F. Craig, J. Ben Morgan, Clemmie Whittenburg

 


 

Kinmundy High School; 1907

 

Kinmundy High School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL – ca 1907

Back (5th) Row: Lloyd Lovell, Harrison Hubert, Ben Morgan, Earl Cockrell, Fayette “Faye” Lovell, Orie Wainscott

4th Row: Eugene Pruett, Edward Royal Lowe, Norman Sugg, Clark Kline, John Neaville, Carroll Whitson, Lloyd Neil

3rd Row: Rhea (White) Lowe, Vera (Lenhart) McCulley, _______ Jones, _______ Elder Wilbere?,

Ethel (Hults) Post, _________, Francis Nelms, _____ Metzger, Lois (Meeks) Powers, ____ Bundy

2nd Row:  ?Evageline Wooley, Raymond Mahan, _________ Green, Walter Neil, Earl Morris, M.A. Trasher?,

_______ Howe, James Garrett, ________ Jackson 

1st Row: Florence (Motch) Mahan, _____________, Flossie Harris, Josie (Ballance) Robb (Mrs. Eli),

Georgia (Smith) Eagan (Mrs. Lawrence),  Louise (Stuber) Eberenman, Helen (Rice) Parks


1907 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

Ora Wainscott

Kinmundy High School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL – 1907

Written on the back of this photo was: "Compliments of Prof. Babcock, Christmas 1907"

 



Kinmundy High School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL – 1908

 


Kinmundy High School - Sophomore Class; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL – 1908

 


 

1908 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

James Garrett, Edward Lowe, Eugene Pruett, Frank Rohrbough, Carroll Whitson

 

1909 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

Earl Cockrell, Ethel Hultz, Fayette Lovell, Lloyd Lovell, Rhea (White) Lowe 

 


1910 Kinmundy High School graduating class

_______________, Vera (Lenhart) McCulley, James Raymond Mahan, Lloyd Neil, Charles Walter Neil, ________________,

William Earl Morris, ________________

(Missing names of other graduates, but not sure of the order: Lois Estella (Meeks) Powers, Helen Dodson (Rice) Parks, Flossie Leah Harris)

 

22nd Annual Commencement of Kinmundy High School – May 8, 1910

1910 Graduates:  James Raymond Mahan, Lois Estella (Meeks) Powers, William Earl Morris, Helen Dodson (Rice) Parks,

Charles Walter Neil, Flossie Leah Harris, Loyd William Neil,  Vera Mae (Lenhart) McCulley   

   

 

 

 


 

Kinmundy High School House Bell

 

The Old School House Bell; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL 

First rang Oct. 17, 1865 at first school on Freemont St.  Then moved to the second school building, which was a frame school

(before the brick school was built in 1910.)

 


 

Kinmundy High School

 

Building the new Kinmundy High School alongside the old building

 


 

Kinmundy High School

Laying the cornerstone in the Kinmundy High School building - 1910; crane timbers were used to lay corner stone.

The copper box contents are preserved at Kinmundy's City Hall. (Elwyn Cheatum has the box).

 

"The Kinmundy Express” - June 2, 1910: The cornerstone of the new Kinmundy Public School Building was laid last Wednesday afternoon with appropriate services by the Board of Education and others. A large crowd was in attendance and the box was well filled with papers and other articles. The work on the building is progressing nicely and it looks now like the fall term of our school will open in the new building.

Kinmundy High School

 

 

 

Kinmundy Public School - at the site of the new school building by the school children - Circa 1910

 

 


 

Kinmundy High School

 

Building the new Kinmundy High School - 1910 - Photo #1

500 S. Madison.  Front view.  Has the old bell under the tree in front.


 

Kinmundy High School

 

Building the new Kinmundy High School - 1910 - Photo #2

Looking northwest at the front of the school.

 


 

 

Kinmundy High School

 

Building the new Kinmundy High School - 1910 - Photo #3

A view from the back of the building, looking east.



Kinmundy High School

 

Kinmundy High School, Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL; Built in 1910 - Photo #1


Kinmundy High School

 

Kinmundy High School, Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL; Built in 1910 - Photo #2

 


 

Kinmundy High School commemorative spoon


Kinmundy High School

 

Kinmundy High School, Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL; Built in 1910 - Photo #3


Kinmundy High School­

 

Kinmundy High School, Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL; Built in 1910 - Photo #4

 


 

Kinmundy High School, Kinmundy - 1910

                                         Kinmundy High School, Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL; Built in 1910 (facing south)

                                                                                               Photo #5

 


 

Kinmundy High School; 1910s

 

Kinmundy High School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL – circa 1910’s (After 1910 when the brick school was built)

 


 

1911 Kinmundy High School Senior Class

Jennie (Cockrell) Morris, Webster Lowe, Bessie (Sexton) Hargrove, Herman Anna, _______________, Myron C. Ross, _______________, _______________

(Missing names of other graduates, but not sure of the order: Edna (Garner) Hunt, Etta (Spencer) Robb, Elizabeth (Swift) Dennis)

 

 

 

1911 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

Herman Anna, Jennie (Cockrell) Morris, Edna (Garner) Hunt, Webster Lowe, Myron C. Ross, Bessie (Sexton) Hargraves,

Etta (Spencer) Robb, Elizabeth (Swift) Dennis

 

 

Kinmundy High School Commencement Program - 1911

 

 

 


 

1912 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

Vera (Bargh) Davidson, Clarence Conant, Ruth (Doolen) Conant, Leon M. Hanna, Josephine (O’Brien) Snow, Elsie Rohrbough,

Lauretta (Scott) Shriver, L. Hugh Spencer

 


 

1913 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

Not sure of the order, but this is the list of 5 graduates that year: Nita (Balke) Tracey, Agnes (Fisher) Mahan, Edith Morgan, Leatha Swaine, Jessie L. Woodley

 


 

1914 Kinmundy High School Senior Class Graduates

Mildred (Green) Brown, Mary (Conant) Reese, Dorothy (Doolen) Etherton, Genevieve (Morgan) Curran, Eunice (See) Kettles,

Ronald Lacey, Oswald Miller, Mildred (Allen) Lowe, Lewis Conant, Ralston Hanna

 


Kinmundy High School; 1914

Kinmundy High School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL; ca 1914

Second row: __________, ________, ________, John S. Ford, ________, ________, Chester Ford, ______, _________, _________, ______

First row: Mary Wilkinson (x)

 


 

Kinmundy High School; 1914

 

Kinmundy High School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL – circa 1914

FRONT ROW 4th from left: John S. Ford; 7th from left: Chester Ford

 


 

Kinmundy High School; 1915

 

Kinmundy High School Sophomore class; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL; Photo #1 –  1914-1915

Back Row: _______________, ______________, _________________, ________________,  John S. Ford, _______________

Middle Row:  ____________, _______________, ________________, ________________, _________________, ________________

Front Row: ___________, Mary Wilkinson, ______________, ______________, __________________, ____________________

 


Kinmundy High School; 1915

 

Kinmundy High School Sophomore class; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL; Photo #2 –  1914-1915

Back Row: _______________, ______________, _________________, ________________,  John S. Ford, _______________

Middle Row:  ____________, _______________, ________________, ________________, _________________, ________________

Front Row: ___________, Mary Wilkinson, ______________, ______________, __________________, ____________________

 


 

1915 Kinmundy High School Senior Class Graduates

Lois (Nelms) Robb, Alice (Sexton) Mangner, Herschel Wilkinson, Mary (Jones) Brasel, Austa Wainscott, Helen Morgan, Martha Walker

 

 


 

Kinmundy High School; 1915

Kinmundy High School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL; Senior class – 1915

(Not in order:

Lois (Nelms) Robb, Alice (Sexton) Mangner, Herschel Wilkinson, Mary (Jones) Brasel, Austa Wainscott, Helen Morgan, Martha Walker)

 


Kinmundy High School; 1915

Kinmundy High School girls circa 1915

Mary Wilkinson in photo?


1915 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

Mary (Jones) Brasel, Mary (Gramley) Garrett, Helen Morgan, Lois (Nelms) Robb, Alice (Sexton) Mangner, Austa Wainscott, Martha Walker,

Herschel Wilkinson

 


 

"Kinmundy Express" Supplement - May 25, 1916 (front)

 

 

"Kinmundy Express" Supplement - May 25, 1916 (back)

 


 

 

1916 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

Arno Miller, James Lyons, Gordon Lowe, Frank Doolen

Harriett Humphrey, Anna (Eagan) Curry, Mabel Green, Mary (Morgan) Thrasher,

Pauline (Conant) Stewart, Jane Walker, Bryan Howell, Bertha

 


1916 Kinmundy H.S. - Junior Class (Class of 1917)

Anna (Alderson) Royal

Bryan Doolen

Emogene “Gene” (Doolen) Gray        

Minnie (Doolen) Gunderson

Jessie Fish

Bertha (Hanna) Davis

Dorcas (Harvey) Miller             

Neva (Howell) Purvis

Raymond Lacey

Harry Neil

Helen Rohrbough

David Schooley

Hazel (Shufeldt) DeVore

Lorentz Wormley

Clyde Wainscott

 


 

1916 Kinmundy High School - Freshman Class - (Class of 1919)

Adda (Alderson) Bresee

Nettie Anders

Macel Bousman

Thomas Cheadle

Charity “Chat” (Conant) Lowe Gray

John Doolen

Sophia Feller

Florence George

Anna (Gray) Dillavou

Elizabeth (Gray) Abney

Cloyd Green

Myrtle Hill

Will Lyons

Charles McCarty

Mary Mulvaney

Emmett Nelms

Xon Nichols

Ruth Rohrbough

Mildred Rotan

John See

Pauline (Smith) Reese

Gladys Wainscott

Nelle (Walker) Jones

 


 

1917 Kinmundy High School Senior Class Graduates

Top Row: Lorentz Wormley, Minnie Doolen, Helen Rohrbough, Jessie Fish, Hazel (Shufeldt) DeVore

Bottom Row: Emogene “Gene” (Doolen) Gray, Dorcas (Harvey) Miller, Bertha (Hanna) Davis, David Schooley, Anna (Alderson) Royal

 

 

1917 Kinmundy High School Commencement Program

Class Roll: Anna R. Alderson, Gene Doolen, Minnie M. Doolen, Jessie M. Fish, Bertha L. Hanna, Dorcas Harvey, Geneva A. Howell, Helen R. Rohrbough,

Hazel L. Shufeldt, David Schooley, Lorentz E. Wormley

Kinmundy High School Commencement Program; 1917

 


 

1918 Kinmundy High School Senior Class Graduates

Top Row: Margaret Coughlin, Clay Simer, Amelda (O’Brien) Vallow, J. Norris Vallow, Pearl (Jackson) Hanna, Harry Whittenburg, Lela (Swift) Helpingstine

Middle Row: Estella (Wainscott) Lane,  Lucian Laswell, Martha (Hensley) McGrew, William Doolen, Mildred (Wade) Robb, Ray Hamilton,

                 Hattie (Carpenter) Spiese, Myrtle Lacey

Bottom Row:  Nettie Anders, Mary (Cheadle) Verhoeks, Lura (Williams) Robnett, Erman Allen, Nelle (Diss) Blomberg,

                 Georgia (Nirider) Barcroft, Sophia Feller

 

 

1916 Kinmundy High School - Sophomore Class - (Class of 1918)

Erman Allen

Josephine Buswell

Hattie (Carpenter) Spiese              

Mary (Cheadle) Verhoeks

Margaret (Coughlin) Hilkert    

Nelle (Diss) Blomberg

Lawrence Haley

Ray Hamilton

Martha (Hensley) McGrew          

Pearl (Jackson) Hanna   

Dewey Lacey            

Myrtle (Lacey) Riley

Lucian Laswell

Neil McCarty

Georgia (Nirider) Barcroft           

Amelda (O’Brien) Vallow 

Edith See 

Hobart See       

Clay Burdette Simer

Lela (Swift) Helpingstine

Lyle Tomlinson

Jesse Norris Vallow

Stella (Wainscott) Lane             

Mildred (Wade) Robb           

Harry Whittenburg

Lura (Williams) Robnett

 

1916 Kinmundy H.S. - Sophomore Class (Class of 1918)

 

 

 

Kinmundy High School - Class of 1918 - girls

 

 

1918 Kinmundy High School Commencement - May 17, 1918:

 

Kinmundy High School graduating class of 1918 

Erman Allen, Nettie Evangeline Anders, Hattie Maye (Carpenter) Spiese, Mary Ellen (Cheadle) Verhoeks, Margaret Mary Coughlin,

Mary Nelle (Diss) Blomberg, William Robb Doolen, Sophia Anna Feller, Ray Edward Hamilton, Martha Mae (Hensley) McGrew,

Pearl Martha (Jackson) Hanna, Myrtle Gladys Lacey, Lucian Collins Laswell, Georgia Agnes (Nirider) Barcroft,

Anna Amelda (O’Brien) Vallow, Clay Burdette Simer, Lela Belle (Swift) Helpingstine, Jesse Norris Vallow, Lois Mildred (Wade) Robb,

Stella Mae (Wainscott) Lane, Harry William Whittenburg, Lura Marcialene (Williams) Robnett

 


 

Kinmundy High School Commencement Program - 1918

 

 

 

 


 

1919 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

 

Don Gray, Elizabeth (Gray) Abney, Gayle (Vincent) Miller, Charity (Conant) Lowe, Emmett Nelms, Nelle (Walker) Jones, Myrtle Hill,

Pauline (Smith) Reese, Zola (Hamilton) Lewis, Anna (Gray) Dillavou, Adda Alderson, Gladys Wainscott, Ruth Rohrbough

 


 

Kinmundy High School; 1920

Kinmundy High School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL – circa 1920


 

1920 Kinmundy High School Senior Class Graduates

Top Row: Charles West, Martha Morgan, Florence Jack, Pansy Chapman, Ruby Hanna, Lois (Kline) Greenwood, Henry Shufeldt

Middle Row: Helen (Maxey) Sipes, Zelma Vallow, Joe Ramser, Marjorie (Wade) Green, Roland Allen, Mildred (Pullen) Bargh, Ruth  (Atkins) Backensto

Bottom Row: Coy Ingram, Alta (Sutton) Snelling, Elizabeth (Claytor) Moore, Herma (Hamilton) Lane, Rochelle (Inman) Baker, Nita (Winks) White, Fyke Rotan

 

 

                           

          Alice Sutton Snelling                                 Florence Jack                            Marjorie Wade Green                          Mildred Pullen Bargh

       ( or Alta Sutton-Williams?)

 

                            

             Martha Morgan                            Lois (Kline) Greenwood                      Ruth Atkins Backensto                           Zelma Vallow

 

               

                  Fyke Rotan                              Herma (Hamilton) Lane                     Rochelle (Inman) Baker                       Roland Allen

 

 

               

              Ruby Hanna                                    Pansy Chapman                               Henry Shufeldt                                    Charles West
 

             

         Helen (Maxey) Sipes                                  Joe Ramser                                    Coy Ingram                            Elizabeth (Clayton) Moore

 

 

         Nita (Winks) Sipes                     

 


1920-21 Kinmundy High School - Sophomore Class

 


 

 

                                              1920-21 Kinmundy High School Report Card

 

1920-21 Kinmundy High School Report Card for Harry Hanson

 


 

1921 Kinmundy High School Senior Class Graduates

Top Row: Georgia West, Vivian (Arnold) Feather, Alice Readnour

Middle Row: Francis Pruett, Veda Jones, Harold Maxey 

Bottom Row: Louise Ramser, Rena (Branson) Pathel, Anna Green

 

 

Kinmundy High School Commencement Program - 1921

1921 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

Vivienne H. (Arnold) Feather, Rena L. (Branson) Pathel, Anna B. Green, Veda M. Jones, C. Harold Maxey, Francis G. Pruett,

M. Louise Ramser, Alice M. Readnour, Georgia C. West

 


 

1922 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

Darrell Alexander, Ray Boston, John Conant, Mary Hanna, Mary (Ingram) Wright, Kathryn (Laswell) Williams, Laura Mazanek, Ida Miller,

Hilda (Neaville) Miller, Millie Motch, Marie O’Brien, Leona (O’Dell) Martin, Edith Pullen, Mary Rotan, Eva (See) Stevenson, Audrey Vallow, Grace Widdis,

Eugene Wormley

 


 

 

 

1923 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

James E. Morgan, Clyde E. Hamilton,  Norvell J. Evans, W. Harold Yund, Mabel G. Garrett, Kleon R. Pruett, Helen E. Reese, Avis A. Lacey,

Thelma M. Lyons, Hester A. Heaton, Hazel M. Boughers, A. Leone (Warren) Bosley, Ruth L. (Alexander) Hart, Dorothy L. (Pruett) Landess,

Harry G. Hanson, Mary E. Miner, Eugene D. Shufeldt,  Irene M. (Messer) Bruce, Gail W. Hines, Mary E. Jack, Milly C. Brasel, 

Henry M. Boyd, Mary E. Ford, William M. Swift, Gordon Winks

 


1924 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

Top Row: Eugene Winks, Gladys White, Joe Coughlin, Clara Williams, Velma Marlow, Eugene Kline

Middle Row: Minnie “Helen” Dickens, Mildred Haworth, Paul Watson, Alice (French) Lewin, Pearl Arnold, Florus Carmean,

                      Mary (Winks) Weeks

Bottom Row: Joy Fields, Thelma Boyd, Mildred Ingram, Humphrey Gramley, Mary Esther (Williams) Jones, Carroll Jones

 

 


 

 


 

Kinmundy High School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL – Oct. 10, 1924

Back Row: 1. Noel Hockaday, 2. Merle Nirider, 3. Richard Widdis, 4. Chester Walters, 5. Orville Ball, 6. John Hanson, 7. John Boyd,

        8. Ralph Bassett, 9. Delbert Smith, 10. Carl Dunlap, 11. Bertrus Ball, 12. John Lee, 13. Clyde Morgan, 14.  Burdette Walkington,

       15. Dwight Alexander, 16. Harold Arnold, 17. Walter Doolen

5th Row: 1. Maxine Zumsteg, 2. Dorothy Jones, 3. Ruth Lacey, 4. Louise Hill, 5. Ruth Breen, 6. Nondas Swift,

       7. Nell Ingram, 8. ___________, 9. Alta McClaine, 10. Wilma Boughers, 11. Ada Hanna, 12. Kathryn Wormley,

      13. __________, 14. Sophia Nochman, 15. Nellie White, 16. Leona Hanna, 17. Frieda Smith, 18. _____________

4th Row: 1. Coy Ingram, 2. Maurice Williams, 3. Burdette Neaville, 4. ___________, 5. Don Parrish, 6. Newton Richardson,

       7. Lester Howell, 8. William Hester, 9. Carl Jones, 10. Gilbert Doolen, 11. Frank Lee, 12. William Humphrey,

      13. _____ Simmons, 14. Glen Walters, 15. Mark Arnold, 16. Robert Maxey, 17. Chas. Broom, 18. Harold Jones,

      19. Elwin Ingram, 20. Raymond Atkins, 21. V.V. Barcroft

3rd Row: 1. Lora Streth (???sp), 2. Ona Arnold, 3. Genieve Smith, 4. ____ Simmons, 5. Frances Boyd,

      6. Martha Smith, 7. Lela (Garrett) Dunlap, 8. Laura Doolen, 9. Dorothy Pullen, 10. Rhea Hill, 11. Clara Doolen,

     12. Helen (Wantland) Millican, 13. Edith Hines, 14. Veda Robb, 15. Margaret (Warren) Shufeldt, 16. Gladys Bradley  

2nd Row: 1. Grace Arnold, 2. Dora Robb, 3. Marcelline Pruett, 4. Georgia Dillon, 5. Elva Johnson,

      6. Rada (Garrett) Caldwell Ford, 7. Helen Buswell, 8. Nelda Alexander, 9. Wilma Gammon, 10. Florence Nochman, 11. Elizabeth Holt

Bottom row: John Broom, Ernest Widdis, Harry Boyd, Charles Minor, Merle Kline,

      Wesley Morgan, Lynn Porter, Theodore Lacey, Hugh Copple, James Hester

 

1925 Kinmundy High School Junior-Senior Banquet program (owned by Margaret (Warren) Shufeldt)

   

   

 

 


1925 Kinmundy High School Senior Class Graduates

Top Row: Ruth Breen, Alta McClaine, Freida Smith, Wilma Boughers,

Middle Row: John Lee, Noel Hockaday, Clyde Morgan, Burdette Walkington

Bottom Row: Ruth Hanna, Louise Hill, Thelma Beaver, Frances Boyd

 


 

Kinmundy High School; 1925

 

Freshmen Class; Kinmundy High School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL – Sept. 23, 1925 (copied from 1926 yearbook)

1926 Freshmen Class roll: 

Bassett, Edith

Chance, Dorothy

Doolen, Forrest

Hanna, Ada

Hockaday, Freddie

Ingram, Helen

Ingram, Dwight

Jenkins, Helen

Maxey, Marion

McCarty, Kenneth

Maxey, Mary

Neavill, Burdette

Nirider, Dosh

Porter, Gus

Pruett, Charles

Simer, Woodson

Slovick, Julia

Schooley, Helen

Swift, Nondas

Spencer, Louise

Yund, Addie

Yund, Leola

 



Kinmundy High School; 1925

Sophomore Class; Kinmundy High School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL – 1925-26 (copied from 1926 yearbook)

1926 Sophomore Class roll:

Arnold, Grace

Arnold, Mark

Atkins, Raymond

Broom, John

Dillon, Georgia

Doolen, Clara

Gammon, Wilma

Garrett, Rada

Hines, Edith

Holt, Elizabeth

Howell, Lester

Jones, Harold

Kline, Merle

Miner, Charles

Nochman, Florence

Nochman, Sophia

Pruett, Marcelline

Richardson, Newton

Robb, Veda

Smith, Martha

Wantland, Helen

White, Nellie

 


 

Kinmundy High School; 1925

 

Junior Class; Kinmundy High School; Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL – 1925-26 (copied from 1926 yearbook)

1926 Junior Class roll:

Boyd, Harry

Broom, Charles

Claytor, Frances

Clower, Rubert

Doolen, Gilbert

Doolen, Laura

Downey, Howard

Dunlap, Carl

Eggelston, Rex

Gammon, Denzil

Garrett, Lela

Hanson, John

Ingram, Elwin

Jones, Carl

Kelly, Henry

Lacey, Teddy

Laux, Dan

Maxey, Robert

Porter, Lynne

Smith, Delbert

Smith, Dorothy

Smith, Genevieve

Spencer, Roswell

 


 

1926 Kinmundy High School Junior-Senior Banquet program (owned by Margaret (Warren) Shufeldt)

 

 

 

 

     

 

 


1926 Kinmundy High School Commencement:

 

   

 

 

  

 

Dorothy Lorene Pullen, Rhea Ethel Hill, Ona Marie Arnold, Dortha Gail Jones Lena Ruth Lacey, Elva Ruth Johnson, Helen Katherine Wormley, Mary Margaret Warren, Nellie E. Ingram,

J. Walter Doolen, Bertus B. Ball, Wesley Harmon Morgan, William B. Hester,

Merle Smith Nirider, Harold D. Arnold, Maurice E. Williams, John W. Boyd, Ralph L. Bassett, William M. Humphrey

 


 

1927 Kinmundy High School Graduates:

 

 


 

 

        

 

Kinmundy High School graduating class of 1928           

 

Top row: Gex Pullen, Grace Arnold, Sophia Nochman, Rada (Garrett) Caldwell Ford, Veva Day, Raymond Atkins

Second row: Edith Hines, John Broom, Clara Doolen, Lester Howell, Marcelline Pruett

Third row: Florence Nochman, Muriel Mulvaney

Fourth row: Wilma Gammon, Georgia Dillon

Fifth row: Martha Smith, Carl Jones, V.V. Barcroft – Supt., Harry Boyd, Iris Jackson

Sixth row: Charles Miner, Fleeta V. Smith, Helen Wantland, Elizabeth Holt, Nellie White, Merle Kline

 


 

Kinmundy High School graduating class of 1929    

 

Top Row: Mark Arnold, Leola (Yund) Boles, Addie (Yund) McGuire, Vera (Keller) Doolen, Dr. Charles E. Pruett

Second Row: Louise (Spencer) Ernst, Helen (Ingram) Douglas

Third Row:  Julia (Slovick) Walters, V.V. Barcroft – Superintendent, Helen (Schooley) Gaines

Bottom Row: Marion Maxey, Dorothy (Chance) Bousman, Mary (Maxey) Furgason, June (Arnold) Prince, Sam Claytor

 


 

 

Kinmundy High School, Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL; Sept. 18, 1929

 

Kinmundy High School, Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL; Sept. 18, 1929

Virginia Rohrbough, Alecia (Mendenhall) White, Maxine Spencer, Mr. Carroll (teacher) Mr. Harold Brown (teacher),

Victor C. Barcroft  - teacher, Miss Kathryn Wormley, Freida Millican, Maxine Swift, Freda (Lenhart) Garrett

 

Charles Lowe (back row, 5th from left); Lenora (Doolen) Lowe (second row from back – 9th one)

 

Annual Commencement of Kinmundy High School  – May 26, 1930

 

 

Annual Commencement of Kinmundy High School – May 26, 1930 (Page 3)

 

Ford See Millican, LaFerne N. Wise, Merle H. Jackson, Lottie Ellen Gregory, Charles W. Lowe, Helen F. Wainscott, Fred Boyd, Ruby E. Arnold,

Mary L. Pullen, Loy L. Morris, Lowell Burkett, M. Annalou Rotan, James R. Jones, Phyllis E. Yund, Glen Charles White,

Martha R. Jackson, James H. Hester, Freida Millican, Virgil I. Marshall

 

Kinmundy High School – Class of 1930

 

Top Row: V.V. Barcroft – Supt.

Second Row: Martha Jackson, Lottie Gregory, Lowell Burkett, Fred Boyd, Ruby Arnold

Third Row:  Freda Millican, Virgil Marshall, Charles Lowe, James Jones, Merle Jackson

Fourth Row: Helen Wainscott, Annalou Rotan, Mary Pullen, Loy Morris, See Millican

Fifth Row: Phyllis Yund, Laferne Wise, Glen White


 

Old Bell Tower behind Kinmundy School with Carl and Lela (Garrett) Dunlap.

This was located on the north west side of the high school building, and it was as tall as the building and only 2 or 3 feet away

The janitor would ring it.

 


CLASS REUNION PHOTOS FOR THOSE GRADUATING BEFORE 1931

Kinmundy High School – Class of 1918 - 40th Reunion held on May 31, 1958

BACK ROW; J.N. Vallow, Lela (Swift) Helpingstine, Myrtle (Lacey) Riley, Bill Doolen, Nell (Diss) Blomberg, Mildred (Wade) Robb,

                      Stella (Wainscott) Lane, Georgia (Nirider) Barcroft

FRONT ROW: Ray Hamilton, Amelda (O'Brien) Vallow, Pearl (Jackson) Hanna, Miss Pauline Bagott (former teacher-80), Lura (Williams) Robnett,

                       Margaret (Coughlin) Hilkert, Hattie (Carpenter) Spiese

 

 

Kinmundy High School – Class of 1918 - 45th Reunion held on June 1, 1963

(Included Miss Polly Baggott & Laura Fisher, teachers)

BACK ROW: 1) J.N. Vallow, 2)________, 3) Georgia (Nirider) Barcroft, 4)_________, 5) Mildred (Wade) Robb, 6) Lela (Swift) Helpingstine, 7)_________

 

FRONT ROW: 1)_________, 2)__________, 3) Nelle (Diss) Blomberg, 4) _________, 5) Lura (Williams) Robnett, 6) Pearl (Jackson) Hanna, 7) Amelda (O'Brien) Vallow,

                         8) Ray Hamilton, 9) Bill Doolen, 10) _________

 

Other women who graduated in the class were:
Sophia Feller
Martha (Hensley) McGrew
Myrtle (Lacey) Riley
Stella (Wainscott) Lane
Hattie (Carpenter) Spiese
Mary (Cheadle) Verhoeks
Margaret (Coughlin) Hilkert

 

 

Kinmundy High School – Class of 1918 - 45th Reunion held on June 1, 1963

Kinmundy High School Class of 1918 at reunion in 1963, and included were the graduates, their spouses, and some of their kids. Below are the names identified, and names of people not identified.
 

BACK ROW: 1) J.Norris Vallow, 2) Jessie Vallow, 3) ________, 4)_________, 5)________, 6)_________, 7)________, 8) Georgia (Nirider) Barcroft, 9)_________,

                      10) Tom Helpingstine, 11) Lela (Swift) Helpingstine, 12)________

 

MIDDLE ROW: 1)_________, 2)_________, 3) ________, 4)_________, 5) Lura (Williams) Robnett, 6) Amelda (O'Brien) Vallow, 7)________, 8) ________,

                       9) Ruth (Jackson) Doolen, 10) Bill Doolen, 11) ________

 

FRONT ROW: 1) Charlie Blomberg, 2) Nell (Diss) Blomberg, 3) _________. 4)__________, 5) Ross Hanna, 6) Pearl (Jackson) Hanna, 7) Ray Hamilton, 8) ________,

                       9) Lela Mae Doolen, 10) __________, 11)_________

 

Other women who graduated in the class that might be in the phtoo were:
Sophia Feller
Martha (Hensley) McGrew
Myrtle (Lacey) Riley
Stella (Wainscott) Lane
Hattie (Carpenter) Spiese
Mary (Cheadle) Verhoeks
Margaret (Coughlin) Hilkert

 

 

Kinmundy High School – Class of 1918 - 45th Reunion held on June 1, 1963 (went to Nell Blomberg's afterwards)

 


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