Crawford County Missouri Photo Album - Pleasant Ridge School



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Pleasant Ridge School

Submitted on 20 Sep 2000 by Ed Hamilton

I don't know all of these people, but the boy on the right in the front row is Herbert Hamilton, the larger boy just in back to his left is Pete Shelly, the man standing in the back row second to the right of the door is George B. Hamilton and the lady standing in the left corner is Ollie Hamilton.  Pleasant Ridge School class of 1906.

Submitted on 17 July 2009 by Anne Falkenrath

The gentleman directly to the left of George Burr Hamilton is his cousin Thomas Everett Hamilton and I believe the gentleman with the beard who is standing directly to the right of George is Abraham B. Hamilton, father of Thomas Hamilton and uncle to George.  He was a teacher at Pleasant Ridge and became a member of the board (according to the book written by J.I. Breuer and an interview I held with him some time ago).  Abe was born in Crawford County to John Wesley Hamilton and Mary Ann Morgan.  John Wesley went by the name Wesley.  His father, John Wesley Hamilton, Sr. and mother Susannah Hartman were the first Hamiltons to move to Crawford County from Sullivan County, Tennessee sometime in the early to mid 1840's.

The woman to the left who's wearing the elaborate hat and holding the baby is (I believe...the photo is kind of grainy) Bertha Gertrude Hamilton nee Windle, wife of Thomas Hamilton and daughter of James Washington Windle and Sarah Ellen Bray.  Her parents are featured in this photo.  Not sure which child she is holding.  At that date it could either be Olive Catherine or Berkley Alexander Hamilton.  The Windles came to Crawford County from Overton County, Tennessee in the early 1860's through way of Dent County.  The Bray's were in Crawford County by 1880.  Sarah's father William Riley Bray is buried in the Hibler Cemetery just outside of Steeleville, Missouri.

I have extensive information on both sides of the family as they were my grandmother Helen Hamilton Burdick Falkenrath's parents.  Anyone interested can contact me.

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