Jasper County, Illinois Schools
Class Pictures

(Most, if not all of these pictures were published in the Newton Press-Mentor throughout the years.)


Swick School
1917
Swick School
This picture of the Swick school was taken in 1917. The photo was brought to the P-M by Mrs. Ruth Combs Healy of Hidalgo
First row: Herbert Vanatta, Mary Dulgar, Ruth Combs, Avice Combs, Evon Dulgar, Inez Kibler, Cloyce Thomas, lee Dulgar, Roscoe Billman
Second row: Ursel McKinley, teacher, Claudious Vanatta, Floyd Mendenhall, Victor Thomas, Blanche Billman, Ralph King, Cleo Dulgar, Raymond King
Third row: Freda King, Velma Pippin, Alice Neff, Coila Huddleston, Earl Billman, Roy Billman

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

Swick or Fairview
1911
Swick school
This picture of the Swick or Fairview school was taken in 1911. It was brought to the P-M office by Mrs. Ruth Combs Healy of Hidalgo
First row: Cloren Vanatta, Rex Dulgar, Joe Combs and William Sutherland.
Second row: Eleanor Hunt, Darrill Miller, Ralph King, Flossie Cramer, Dorothy McComas, Orvill Stites, Fern Stites and Ruth Dulgar.
Third row: Clella McComas, Velma Pippin, Orvill Miller and Harold King
Fourth row: Elza Groves, Paul Harker, Cloral McComas, Clystie Combs, Sam Strader, teacher, Ruth King, Floire King and Victor Hunt.
The school was located in North Crooked Creek township.

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





Hickory School
1910

hickory school
This picture of the Hickory school was taken in 1910 when Lena Raef was the teacher. The school was located 4½ miles north of Newton. Mrs. Roscoe Kibler of Newton is the owner of the photo.
First row: Lola Green, CAtherine Romack, Maurice Bunton, Jessie Babbs and Virgil Babbs
Second row: DAle Bunton, Wayne Bunton, NOrris Romack, Bruce Romack, Velma Beals, Maude Bunton, Sylvia Staley and Owen Babbs
Third row: Lela Staley, Goldie Staley, Joe Buntona nd Sylvia Green
Fourth row: Orville Mitchell, Ray Bunton, Lizzie Staley, Charlie Hunt, Daisy Staley, Harry Bunton, ELsie Romack and Lena Raef.
Fifth row: Hallie Hunt, Glen Portlock, Ernie Myers, Melvin Babbs, Leonard Mitchell and Lowell Seeley.


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



Center School
1930

center school
This picture was made at the Center school in 1930 when Shirley R. Hall was the teacher.
First row: Woodrow Barthelemy, Dean Woods, Sam Salyers, William Kittle, Willard Brown
Second row: Dorothy Kittle Lambird, Cheryl Salyers, Marjorie Hartleroad, Wanda Salyers, Mary Barthelemy, Charlene Hartleroad Woods, Freda Belle Woods
Third row: Shirley Hall, teacher, Frankie Woods, Marie Woods, Ina May Woods Kinder.
Mrs. Shirley Hall is the owner of the picture.


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


Pond Grove School
1898


This picture of the Pond Grove school was taken March 7, 1898. The school was located 3½ miles south of Sainte Marie.
First row: Timothy Huff, Barney Burgener, Myrtle Kirts, Etta Kirts, Gertrude Harding, Nellie Meek, Tischie Harding, Joseph Yost and James Yost.
Second row: John Huff, Andrew Sheridan, Zina Piper, Julia Sheridan, Ethel Sprague, Lulu Hoffman, Agnes Burgener, Cora Sprague.
Third row: Bessie Piper, Ina Sheridan, Foda Piper, Don Milliman, Roy Piper, Guy Milliman.
Fourth row: John Hoffman and Bert Carpenter, teacher
The picture is owned by Gertrude Harding Uhl of Olney.
Identification was made by Don Milliman, Andrew Sheridan and Lloyd Harding

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


Bird School

1905

This picture of the Bird School located east of Falmouth was taken in about 1905 by E.C. Baker, a photographer at Rose Hill.
First row: Opal Burwell, Clella Bowers, Blanche McCoy, Olive McCoy, Edith Price, Marie Rodgers, Carmin Rodgers, Velma Chapman, Ebbie McCoy, Merle Chapman, Glenard Rodgers.
Second row: Hershal McCoy, Everett Johnson, Willie Bowers, Lee Johnson, Ernest Price, Goldie Chapman, William Wagner, Earl Chapman, Zena Kibler, Ralph Chapman, Emanuel Wilson
Third row: Robert Wagner, Dewey Rodgers, Lela Chapman, Susie Wilson, Vivian McCoy, Orville Bowers.
Fourth row: C.D. Pickens
(Name correction sent in by g-grandson, John Schirle: "D.C. Pickens", Darwin Clifton Pickens), teacher,
Jim Wagner, Zola Harrison, Margaret Stretcher, Victor Harrison, Sarah Kibler
Everett T. Johnson of Robinson owns the picture.


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



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