Kinmundy Township, Marion County, Illinois
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There is also a Grade School Index available on the "Photo Catalog" page.
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Or maybe you have stories or memories from the "Good Old Days"? What do YOU remember?
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Dolores (Ford) Mobley – Dolores@ford-mobley.com
208 Joan Dr.; Divernon, IL 62530; (217) 625-7527
Gladys (Corrie) See – firstname.lastname@example.org
408 S. Washington St.; Kinmundy, IL 62854; (618) 547-7731
Teachers from SHANGHAI SCHOOL – District #22 (Kinmundy twp.)
(1903-04) Florecne Crossett ($33.33)
(1908) Bess (Lynch) Hiestand
(1919-20) Jessie Fish
(1930-31) Raymond Atkins
(1931-32) Raymond Atkins
(1932-33) Miss Evelyn Killie
(1933-34) Miss Evelyn Killie
(1936-37) Miss Marjorie Keller (later Walkington)
(April 29, 1937) The entire school was only 3 pupils. Miss Marjorie KELLER (later Walkington) has taught 2 successful terms in this district.
(1937-38) Mrs. Bertha Gaston
(Sept. 2, 1937) She will have 2 pupils, 1 a beginner, and the other a 4th grader
(1938-39) Miss Mattie Imboden
(1939-40) W.L. Green
(1941-42) Miss Dorothy Chase (married Rubin)
(June 26, 1941) Shanghai School is getting a new coat of paint, both interior and exterior,
also have new seats and a piano installed - everything necessary to make it a standard school. Miss Dorothy Chase has been employed to teach the coming term, salary $95.00.
(1942-43) Dorothy Chance Rubin
(1945-46) Mrs. Mary Brasel
(1946-47) Mrs. Mary Brasel
(1947-48) Mrs. Mary Brasel
(1948-49) Mrs. Mary Brasel
Aug. 30, 1951: The Kinmundy Grade School district No. 25 was enlarged considerably yesterday when Miss Margaret West, County Superintendent of Schools, dissolved districts 19 (Young), 21 (Sherman), 22 (Shanghai), and 26 (Meadow Branch).
(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.)
Shanghai School; Kinmundy twp., Marion Co., IL; Bess (Lynch) Hiestand – teacher; 1908
Back Row: Lula (Diss) Schaufelberger, Mabel (Metzger) Wallweber, Marvin Diss, Nell (Miller) Wilson, Emmett Gray, Beulah Diss
Third Row: Orville Diss, George Miller, Neta (Metzger) Longheinrich, Marge (Miller) Reinhardt, Claude Hanna, Nellie (Diss) Blomberg,
Bess (Lynch) Hiestand - teacher
Second Row: Lowell Diss, Mildred (Doolen) Hanna, Ruby (Hanna) Lee, Ted Miller, Fred Gray, ___________, Lewis Fields
Front Row: J. Howard Diss, William Miller
Shanghai School; Kinmundy twp., Marion Co., IL; 1919-1920
Back Row: 1)_____________, 2) __________________, 3) Clara (Williams) Semro; 4)_______________
Middle Row: 1)_____________, 2) ?Maurice Williams, 3)_______________, 4) _______________, 5)________________, 6)_________________
Front Row: 1)_____________, 2) _______________, 3)_______________, 4)(hiding behind) ________________, 5) Charles Russell Williams,
6)______________, 7) _______________
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