Kinmundy Historical Society




              (Also known as "Frog Pond School")

        Omega 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 OAK PARK SCHOOL District  #82 (Omega twp.)

                        (also known as "Frog Pond School")


(1903-04)  Elijah Crundwell ($30)


(1918-19)  Miss Eva Beard 

(1919-20)  Eva Beard 


(1930-31)   Velma Marlow

(1931-32)   Byron E. Millican




(1935-36)  Byron Millican

(1936-37)  Byron Millican

(1937-38)  Miss Naomi St. Clair

(1938-39)   Mrs. Lena Hayes

(1939-40)   Mrs. Lena B. Hayes

(1940-41)   See Millican


(1942-43)   See Millican

(1943-44)   Otis Tate

(1944-45)   Otis Tate

(1945-46)   Otis Tate


Feb. 3, 1949: Several from this vicinity attended the sale of the Oak Grove School buildings Saturday.


March 3, 1949: Joe Littrell and wife are now living in the Oak Park schoolhouse, which they purchased and are planning to move to their property.



According to Mont Ritter, the story goes that "when the school was built, the schools had to be at least 2 miles apart.  However, since there were only 1 or 2 families west of it, the school was built on land donated by Mont's grandfather, William Frederick Ritter.  The people west of it said they would not go there because it was just a Frog Pond where it was built.  Hence the name "Frog Pond School"."


(The above information was gathered from "The Kinmundy Express" articles, County Directories of School Teachers, and information from those who had attended school there.)


Oak Park School (also known as Frog Pond School); Omega twp; Marion Co., IL

Mont and Laurel Ritter




Oak Park School (also known as Frog Pond School); Omega twp; Marion Co., IL



Oak Park School (also known as Frog Pond School); Omega twp; Marion Co., IL


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