Liberty School Children 1908
Liberty School Children
The first row second from the left is
Rebecca Alsup the seventh from the
left is Clyde Alsup and the eight one is Leland Alsup.
The top row second from the left is Mary Alsup and the fourth one is
John Alsup. The town of Liberty was located northwest of Falkner, and
now extinct. This school continued to operate from the mid
1890's until 1939 when it closed and the children were sent to
Falkner to school. The school building burned in the mid
1940's. Teachers that taught in the school during it's operation
were; Lewis Harmon Jobe, Mr. Harrison, Edd Shappley, Richard Powell,
Willie Belle Simmons, Joe Byrd, Dovie James, Ethel Harrell, Mable
Peeler, Maude Richardson, Katie and Casey Coston, Lizzie Wright, Bonnie
Hayden, Lydie Covey, Pearl Welch, Lexie Caviness, and Ima Patrick who
was the school's last teacher.
This picture was sent in by Gail
Sources: The Tippah County Heritage Vol. I, Liberty School
written by Ida Hensley Richardson.
If you know any of the students in this picture drop me a note and I'll
add their names.
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