1917 Grade School Photo
Taken in Lacon, Marshall County, Illinois

Courtesy Barb Lenox Garet

Barb writes: " I'm attaching the above photo. Wish I knew who the children and teacher are. My mother, Edith Bear is in the second row, 2nd from the left.  Edith (1911-1983) was the daughter of Julius Jacob Bear and Rilla McGee Bear. Her aunt was Louisa Mae Bear Dodge, who lived right next to Lacon cemetery. I remember my mother telling me that something sad (or tragic?) happened to the girl who is the second child from the teacher, 2nd row. She is wearing a dark dress with big white collar. Perhaps she was burned in a fire later in life (?)."

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