Kinmundy Historical Society

 


 

              McHANEY SCHOOL

     (Also known as "Possum Trot")

                    

              Tonti 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 from McHANEY / POSSUM TROT SCHOOL District  #62 (Tonti twp.)

 

(1915)  John L. Roger

 

(1930-31)   none listed

(1931-32)   Mrs. Archie Beard

 

(1935) Ruby Sullens

 

(ca 1951)  Susie Malone

 

(1953-54)   Mrs. Ruby Sullens

 

 

 

(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.)

 


                 

 

McHaney / Possum Trot School; Tonti twp., Marion Co., IL; John L. Roger teacher; 1915

Lorene Carter and Else Smith included in students

 


 

McHaney / Possum Trot School; Tonti twp., Marion Co., IL; Mrs. Ruby Sullens teacher; ca 1935

Top row: 1. Pearl Barlow; 2. __________; 3. Gene Sanders; 4. Warren Osborne; 5. Ruth Howard; 6. John Howard; 7. Ruby Sullens - teacher;

               8. Fred Powell; 9. Jean Campbell; 10. ___________; 11. ______________; 12. Leroy Smith

Middle row: 1. Delila Shuler; 2. Lela Bullard; 3. Ida Smith; 4. Ada Smith; 5. Glenn Osborn; 6. Louise Eagan; 7. Irene Shuler; 8. Kathalene Doolen;

               9. Loyd Sanders; 10. _____ Dollen; 11. Robert Carter; 12. Imogene Dollen; 13. Charles Carter; 14. Elizabeth Carter; 15. Dixie Howard;

               16. Mary Helen Powell; 17 James Osborne; 18. Freda Sanders; 19. Lois Black; 20. Lois Smith; 21. Earl Sanders; 22. Vivian Powell

Front row: 1. Eugene Eagan; 2. Homer Eagan; 3. ___________; 4. ___________; 5. ___________; 6. Floyd Bullard

 


 

McHaney / Possum Trot School; Tonti twp., Marion Co., IL; Mrs. Ruby Sullens teacher; 1935

Back row: Fred Powell, Robert Carter, _____________, Lela Shuler, ?Warren Osborne, Mrs. Ruby Sullens teacher; Nellie Eagan,

        John Howard, _______________, ______________, _______________, Harley Eagan, ______________

Middle row: Tootie Powell, Elizabeth Carter, Louise Eagan, ______________, ______________, _______________, Ruth Howard,

        Jean Cambill, Dixie Howard, Ida Smith, Pearl Barlow, Ada Smith, Lila Bullard, Freda Sanders

Front row: ___________, ______________, Earl Sanders, Leroy Smith, Charles Carter, ?Warren Osborne, Lloyd Sanders, James Osborne,

        Floyd Bullard, ________________, _______________, Gene Sanders

 


 

 

McHaney / Possum Trot School; Tonti twp., Marion Co., IL; Boys; circa 1940s

 

 

McHaney / Possum Trot School; Tonti twp., Marion Co., IL; Girls; circa 1940s

 


McHaney / Possum Trot School; Tonti twp., Marion Co., IL; Susie Malone teacher; ca 1950

Back row: Buddy Shuler, Darrell Shuler, Pat Fox, Maxine Sullens, Dorothy Brewer, Alice Brewer, Thelma Eagan, Sondra Shuler, Susie Malone teacher

Front row: Roy Brewer, John Fox, Donnie Shuler, Lyle Slater, Shirley Brewer, Lora Mae Black, Lorene Slater, Wilma Shuler

 


McHaney / Possum Trot School; Tonti twp., Marion Co., IL; Mrs. Ruby Sullens teacher; ca 1951

Back row: Ruby Sullens - teacher, Ray Cobb, Wilma Perkins, Barbara Smith, Darrell Shuler, Alice Marie Brewer, Lorene Perkins, Thelma Eagan,

                  Lorene Slater, Shirley Brewer

Middle row: Sandra Shuler, Wilma Shuler, Donnie Shuler, Jack Norris, Lena Mae Black, Wesley Perkins, Ron Cobb, Paul Norris

Front row: John Fox, Tom Perkins, Robert Cobb, Roy Brewer, Dorothy (Perkins) Wooden, Marva Cobb, Mary Jane Brewer, Billy Seivers   

 

"Salem Times-Commoner"; Salem, IL; Aug. 13, 2014

 

 

 

McHaney / Possum Trot School; Tonti twp., Marion Co., IL

 

 

 

McHaney / Possum Trot School; Tonti twp., Marion Co., IL

 


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