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John Henry 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 several years.

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, Missouri.

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 History
transcribed by: Melody Beery


John Henry Street 

WAS THE 
SON OF CHARLES AND LAVINA (FISH) STREET
B: 10-03-1866, WASHINGTON CENTER, HARRISON COUNTY, MISSOURI
D: 10-24-1945, BUCHANAN COUNTY, MISSOURI, BURIED MIRIAM CEMETERY, BETHANY MISSOURI

MARRIED FEBRUARY 18, 1891  TO:
 
ALICE MEADOWS 
B: 1872
D: 11-1944,  BURIED MIRIAM CEMETERY, BETHANY MISSOURI

JOHN HENRY AND ALICE (MEADOWS) STREET WERE THE PARENTS OF:

OSCAR C.
B: 1891
D: 1919
HERMAN
B:
D:
CORDIA
B:
D:
TRUMAN
B:
D:
CARRIE
B:
D:
FRED O.
B:
D:
MARY GLADYS
B: 1908
D:1919










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