Jasper County, Illinois Schools
Class Pictures

1910 Wakefield School
Wakefield School, 1910
Printed in the Newton Press Newspaper:

Remember Wakefield School? It was seven miles south of Newton on Buck Grove Road, or one mile east of Shamrock, and not in the village of Wakefield as one might suppose.
This picture, taken in 1910, shows:
Front row, left ot right, Hobert (Doc) Harvey, Dewey Grove, Ray Harvey, Dorris Harvey, Ralph Calvert
Second row: Irvin Grove, Ed Grove, Clyde Shamhart, John Gard, Graca Miller, Ralph Huddleston
Third row: Berniece Heady, Ruby Miller, Anna Miller, Cleda Miller, Rosella Miller, Bessie Miller and Lillie Lambird Klier, the teacher.
Back row: Percy Huddleston, Lela Miller, Bessie Calvert, May Harvey and Carrie Harvey
Mr. Gard, who owns this and several other photos of the same school, furnished the identifications.

[Contributed to Genealogy Trails by Rhonda; transcribed by K. Torp]

Shiloh School District No. 1
c. 1910

shiloh school, 1910
Printed in the Newton Press-Mentor:

"Shiloh School District No. 1 in Grove township of about 1910 is shown in this photo.

First row: Ervin Steger, Hugh Clark, Elmer Elliott, Edith (Levingston) Busby, Cleone (Clark) Isley, Leonard Pitcher, Clyde Clark.
Second row: Lucy (Walk) Helmink, Alice (Steger) Cotton, Mabel (Wishard) Ebbert, Pearl (Anderson) Strole, Rose (Steger) Lanus.
Third row: Manford Pitcher, Leonard Steger, Leo Walk, Nellie (Ebbert) Diel, teacher, Enis Steger, Ralph Cox.
Fourth row: Bill Petty, George Clark, Lewis Steger, Russell Anderson, Ray Cox, Earnie Pitcher.
Earnie Pitcher is the owner of the picture.
[Contributed to Genealogy Trails by Rhonda; transcribed by K. Torp]

Onion Prairie School
May 29, 1914

Printed in the Newton Press-Mentor:

"This picture was made at the old Onion Prairie school May 29, 1914. It is owned by Beryl Ireland Bartlemay, 404 West Main, Oblong.

First row: Ralph Bartley, ---, Winfred Loving, Beryl Eubank, Omer Funkhouser, Pete Dodd, Winnie Loving.
Second row: Andrew Collins, Jeanne Ireland, Grace Mitchell, Euna Dodd, Nola Dodd, Oral Funkhouser, Maurice Musgrave, Glen Manning, Loren Bartley.
Third row: Audrey Loving, Ora Mitchell, Lela Hamilton, teacher, Mamie Parker, Ted Collins, Beryl Ireland, Iva Mitchell.

[Contributed to Genealogy Trails by Rhonda; transcribed by K. Torp]

Union School

Printed in the Newton Press-Mentor:

"This is a picture of the Union School, better known as "Cornbread," taken in 1899. It was located two miles south of Latona.
First row: Robert Tarr, Elihu Clagg, Orph Fields, Joe Matlock, Eugene Cornwell, Harrison Meeks, Hal Cornwell, Everett Baker, Bernie Vandergrift.
Second row: Ura (Baker) Sparks, Lizzie Tarr, Oma (Rife) Postle, Eliza Clagg, Bernice Adkins,Nellie Meeks, Nettie Murphy, Addie Meeks, Fannie (Rife) Postle, Rosa (Pickering) Sparks, Ora Rife.
Third row: --- Marker, Frank Hicks, Eddie Pickering, Rebecca Clagg, Frankie Marker, Tillie Meeks, Jennie Williams, Maude (Murphy) Fields, Maude (Cornwell) Clagg, Gertie (Workman) Clagg, Edna (Matlock) Fields, Nora (Cornwell) Wetherholt, Grace Baker.
Fourth row: -- Meeks, Elba Adkins, Merritt Murphy, Dell (Adkins) Brackney, Ann (Bruner) Johnson, Eliza Meeks, Semore Knepper, teacher, Zula Vandergrift, Kate (Bruner) Evans, Grace (Clagg) Bailey, Bill Adkins.
Fifth Row: Noah Clagg, Jim Clagg, Lee Adkins, Tom Cook, Wilmer Shamhart, Dave Buck, Arthur Foster, Charlie Shamhart, Charlie Fields, Gus Baker, Homer Gosnell.

The picture belongs to Mr. and Mrs. Ross Sparks of Ithaca, Mich. They enjoy the paper very much also the school pictures. Mr. and Mrs. Sparks were reared in Jasper county. Their address is Route 4, Ithaca Mich. 48847"

[Contributed to Genealogy Trails by Rhonda; transcribed by K. Torp]

College Hill School

Printed in the Newton Press-Mentor:

"This picture of College Hill School, two miles west of Bogota, was taken in about 1898

First row: Gertie Harlow, Etta Richards, Lena (Richards) Lytle, Ben Crouse, Trace Crouse, Harry Diffenderfer, Ross Lancaster, Olen Worthey, Ben Worthey.
Second row: Lora Divine, Esther Worthey, Lora Cline, Viola Reed, Retta Lambird, Ina (Foreman) Brown, ---, Toby Kincade, Dillard Green, Alva Lambird, Walter Lambird.
Third row: -- Edwards, Edgar Tate, Vance Lambird, Bessie Whaley, Abi Green, Rex Lambird, Earl Worthey, Iva Lancaster, Stella Harlow, Delpha Green, Ida Tate, Lilly Reed, Eska Russell, Floyd Monahan.
Fourth row: Johnny Reed, Everett Russell, ---, Nora (Foreman) Watt, Bertha Lancaster, Minnie Cline, Nelle Clark, teacher, Lottie Worthey, Cindy Reed, Willie Smallwood.
Fifth row: Nora Foreman, Elizabeth Whaley, Pearl Crouse, Elmer Reed, Arthur Lambird, John Divine, Chester Reed, Ethan Worthey.
Sixth row: Charlie McKinney, Cassie Whaley, Robert McKinney, Flossie Monahan, Willey McKinney, Lavonia Crouse and Bertha Kincade.

The picture is owned by Mrs. Cora Richards of Newton. The original was made by W.W. Shamhart, old-time Newton professional photographer."
[Contributed to Genealogy Trails by Rhonda; transcribed by K. Torp]

College Hill Class of 1910
Dec. 2. 1910.
From left to right, first row: Mable Plunket, Mable Clark, Neva Reed, Herbert Kingery, Edith Kingery.
Second row: Teacher, Johnny Mahaney. Hale Plunket, George Smallwood, Creal Plunket, Thelma Smallwood, Raymond French, Orvin Coak.
Third row: Lee Smallwood, Harry Diffenderfer, Charley Gillaspie, Freeman Plunket, Nola Smallwood,
Back row: Perl French and Cecil French.

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