Gladewater's First School
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GLADEWATER'S FIRST "REAL" SCHOOL BUILDING
By 1895, the town was ready to erect its first school building.
The school was located where the Hugman-
Kent Clinic is now located. Mr T A Coleman was the first teacher
in this building, and Miss Minnie
Foshee was employed to teach with him. There were eighty-one pupils.
Trustees for the school were
W S Austin, Oliver Bruce, and R M Holcroft.
Some of the students at this time were:
Evie (Stovall) Burnett
Maggie (Brazil) Hendricks
Alice (Shepperd) Dickson
Laura (Coleman) McComic
Mollie (Stovall) Boles
Ruby (Bruce) Kay
Florence (Shepperd) Bell
A F Shepperd
Ann (Shepperd) Stancil
Augusta (Johnston) Todd
Annie (Murphy) Abernathy
Belle (Brazil) Brown
Rosie (McComic) Jeter
Roxie (McComic) Godfrey
Maude (Watkins) Wood
Belle (Watkins) Phillips
Minnie (Foshee) Barker
Laura (Mohon) Seay
Olga (Victory) Bozman
Robert M Wood
This information was found in the Lee Public
Library of Gladewater, in a book titled: Gladewater, Texas 1873-1973.
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