Street, eldest of eight children was born to Charles and Lavina (Fish)
Street, October 3, 1866, in Washington Center, Harrison County,
Missouri. He spent his boyhood on the farm, and learning the 3 R's
in school. He was very studious and determined to obtain a good
education. He graduated Cum Laude, with a B.A. degree from the North
Western Normal School in Stanberry, Missouri.
John Street taught
school in Daviess County and later married one of his pupils, Miss Alice
Meadows. The wedding was February 18, 1891, at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Meadows, north of Pattonsburg.
They moved to a farm, south of Bethany, in the Pleasant Ridge
community. With the help of John Ballard, a neighbor, John Street
was instrumental in bulding the First Episcopal Church, at Pleasant
Ridge. He was church superintendent and Mrs. Street, organist, for
John and Mrs. Street were the parents of seven
children, Oscar, Herman, Cordia, Truman, Carrie, Fred and Gladys.
Four have passed away. The three remaining are: Herman T. Street,
Ventura California, Carrie P. Humme, Downey, California and Fred O.
Street, Green Valley Arizona. John Street was a farmer, but teaching
was his lifetime profession. He taught six terms at Pleasant Ridge
rural school. All of his children attended this school under his
tutelage. Other rural schools were, Ford, Ricetown and Hickory and
wooklawn districts and the Everly school in Daviess County,
He was Harrison County School Commissioner,
1894-1896. He served as county superintendent of schools,
1910-1912. Previously, he had taught in the Bethany schools.
John Street also served as school superintendent at Hatfield, Worth,
Wilcox consolidated, Melbourne, Darlington, and a school in St.
Joseph. In addition to that, he taught at six summer institutes held
in Bethany. Institutions attended by John Street were the Highland
Park College, Des Moines, Iowa, Lebanon University, Lebanon, Ohio, the
University of Nebraska and the State Teacher's College at Maryville,
Missouri. He also took correspondence courses from Cornell and
Columbia Universities, New York.
John Street was the author of a
book on the English language, "The Infinitive and The Verb.". This
book was used in various schools. he was a genius in mathmatics, and
no problem was to difficult for him to solve. Professors from
universities would send their unsolved math to him for correct
solutions. The street family lived in Maryville and St. Joseph for
several years, later moving back to Bethany, his beloved hometown.
After the death of his wife, Alice, in November 1944, he moved to St.
Joseph where he resided until his death in October, 1945. He rests
beside his wife in the Miriam Cemetery in Bethany, Missouri.
source: Harrison County Bicentennial
transcribed by: Melody Beery
John Henry Street
THE SON OF CHARLES AND LAVINA (FISH) STREET
10-03-1866, WASHINGTON CENTER, HARRISON COUNTY, MISSOURI
BUCHANAN COUNTY, MISSOURI, BURIED MIRIAM CEMETERY, BETHANY
MARRIED FEBRUARY 18, 1891 TO:
D: 11-1944, BURIED MIRIAM CEMETERY,
JOHN HENRY AND ALICE (MEADOWS) STREET WERE THE
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