Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Jerome School in 1908

Students of the Jerome School in March 1908, and their teacher, Mr. Phillips, lined up outside the frame schoolhouse. This building, located near the cemetery was later destroyed by fire.

Left to right -- Lower Row: Loran Shontz, Elmer Stoner, James Cathcart, Peter Sidles, Clifford Crouch, Bill Cathcart.

Second Row: Mary Sidles (partial), Orpha Sidles, Georgia Sidles, Edna Bollman, Gracie Baxter, Maurine Sidles, Elsie White, Theodore Sedgwick, Wm. Hawkins, Paul White, George Hunter.

Top Row: Joe Sidles, Marsha Stoner, Ethel Stoner, Katie Crouch, Dora Wales, Charlie Canfield.
Teacher: Sam Phillips
Pictures were copied from Memories of Jerome 1989. Identities for the second picture are from a clipping in the Scrapbook of Eloise Louise Walker Harl on the FHL Film #1007930, Item #9.

1 comment:

  1. I also have a copy of the 1908 Jerome School photo. My grandfather, Samuel Eli Phillips, was the teacher. He and my grandmother, Lottie (Puffer) Phillips, met at Southern Iowa Normal in Bloomfield. Sam taught in Jerome for a couple of years and then became principal of the school in Rathbun. He then spent 25 years as stationary and electrical engineer at the Galleyville (Anchor) coalmine. My grandmother also taught at some schools in the area but I do not know which ones.
    Phil Pittman
    Oak Park, Illinois