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:

Jessie Davis,
Evie (Stovall) Burnett
Maggie (Brazil) Hendricks
Alice (Shepperd) Dickson
Bruce Ponder
Ralph Watkins
Robert Murphy
Virgil Allison
Shannon Victory
Bert Johnston
Grady Coleman
Reuben Victory
Laura (Coleman) McComic
Bertha Bradshaw
Donnie Davis
Albert Tubbs
Jess Victory
Clyde Watkins
Dell Everett
Mollie (Stovall)  Boles
Belle Armstrong
Ruby (Bruce) Kay
Florence (Shepperd) Bell
A F Shepperd
Jim Foshee
Jess Vernon
Tom Stovall
Ann (Shepperd) Stancil
Eulu Allison
Mary Greggston
Augusta (Johnston) Todd
Annie (Murphy) Abernathy
Belle (Brazil) Brown
Laura Ainsworth
Mary Idle
Rosie (McComic) Jeter
Roxie (McComic) Godfrey
Frank Armstrong
Maude (Watkins) Wood
Roy Brazil
Belle (Watkins) Phillips
Bill Stovall
Minnie (Foshee) Barker
Oma Allison
Ola Smith
Herman Victory
Laura (Mohon) Seay
Will Williams
Olga (Victory) Bozman
Robert M Wood
Addie Davis
William Wright

 This information was found in the Lee Public Library of Gladewater, in a book titled: Gladewater, Texas 1873-1973.


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