NSGS - Nebraska Ancestree, Vol. 22 no 3

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NEBRASKA ANCESTREE

Volume 22, no. 3

Spring 2000


NEBRASKA ANCESTREE VOLUME 22 NO 3
Page 96

Editor's Note: After checking the Ancestree index records, I did not finding that this material had been published. I do not intentionally use material that has been published in earlier volumes.

The following is taken from a letter dated Jan 4, 1983, written by Annette SPAUR NEWBY.

"I have enclosed copies of material taken from my mother's diaries . ... My mother, Ethelinda WALKER SPAUR, was taken to Seward county Nebraska by her parents when she was three. The family moved from Fulton County, Illinois. Mother attended Wayne Normal College and I have her certificates for teaching from that school. She homesteaded in Grant County after her family moved there. My parents moved to Vernon County, Missouri in 1911 because they did not feel that the 'wild Sand Hill country' was a place to bring up my two older sisters."

Schools taught by Ethel WALKER:

THE FRAZIER SCHOOL, Wayne, Wayne County, Spring of 1893

Student
Age
  Student
Age
Ida MURPHY
16
  Edna HARDY
12
Will MURPHY
14
  John HARDY
16
Jim MURPHY
11
  Commodore HARDY
19
Walter MURPHY
7
  Ona HARDY
14
Josie FRAZIER
10
  Minnie HARRISON
8
Willie FRAZIER
6
  Walter HARRISON
5
Ivy BRUNER
10
 
Bessie STONE
13
"The teacher was Ethel Walker who was only 16
Anna STONE
8
in June of 1893. Some of her pupils were as old
Anna BAKER
8
or older than she. I have a teacher's contract dated
Eddie BAKER
10
Nov. 27, 1893 for her to teach school dist. #51 of
Amelia BAKER
13
Wayne County, NE. She being a qualified teacher
Willie BAKER
16
of said county."


THE DRY GOODS BOX SCHOOL, Wayne County, May 7, 1894

Student
Age
  Student
Age
Nellie PORTER
13
  Maggie JONES
11
Joe PORTER
11
  David JONES
8
Jim PORTER
8
  Nettie JONES
6
Kittie PORTER
6
  Emma DAVIS
6
Minnie HUNT
13
  George DAVIS
8
Roy HUNT
13
  Jennie DAVIDSON
9
Roy HUNT
10
  Mabel HUNT
4
Arthur HUNT
7
 
Freeman HUNT
5
 


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Edith WALKER (continued)

BLOODY ONE SCHOOL, Dixon County, September 5, 1894

Student
Age
Student
Age
Sadie FITZSIMMONS
15
Ella SHELLINGTON
15
Gertie FITZSIMMONS
13
Floyd SHELLINGTON
11
Nellie FITZSIMMONS
9
Clara JOSLYN
9
Alice FITZSIMMONS
5
Chan JOSLYN
9
John FITZSIMMONS
6
Ralph JOSLYN
15
Tommy FITZSIMMONS
11
Clifford JOSLYN
17
Eddie LEONARD
14
Ada DRISKELL
14
Carl LEONARD
13
Willie DRISKELL
7
Ada LEONARD
11
Oliver DRISKELL
12
Any LEONARD
8
Lee FITZSIMMONS
20


BROOKS SCHOOL, Randolph, Cedar County, September 3, 1895

Student
Age
Student
Age
Ira STEELE
15
Chris ANDERSEN
12
Alvin STEELE
13
Martin ANDERSEN
9
Clayton STEELE
11
Ethel GROAT
12
Grace STEELE
7
Blanche GROAT
10
Leslie STEELE
5
John GROAT
8
Stewart FERBER
9
Maggie LAWRENCE
7
Effie LAWRENCE
13
Fletcher LAWRENCE
15
Izora LAWRENCE
11
Victoria LAWRENCE
9


SOUTH PRONG SCHOOL, Whitman, Grant County, September 6, 1897


Student
Age
Student
Age
Perry HANS
11
Joy RIGGS
6
Norval HANS
9
Myrtle MURRAY
10
Ralph WEAVER
8
Dora MURRAY
5
Ralph TAYLOR
5
Ed SHEPARDSON
14
Lester TAYLOR
7
Fred SHEPARDSON
8
Mae TAYLOR
8
Jennie MURRAY
15


WHITMAN SCHOOL, Whitman, Grant County, September 5, 1898

Student
Age
Student
Age
Jessie WALKER
16
Roy GUDGEL
10
Herman WALKER
14
Albert STEVENS
4
Mattie WALKER
8
Glen WHITE
13
Jennie KINCAID
15
Nellie LARSEN
13
Bert KINCAID
14
Elmer BURR
19
Mildred MASON
6
James BURR
16
Lillard WHITE
7
Frank BURR
15


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Edith WALKER (continued)


WHITMAN SCHOOL, Whitman, Grant County, September 5, 1891

Student
Age
Student
Age
Frankie STEVENS
6
Lewis BURR
13
Walter STEVENS
9
John BURR
11
Billy CARPENTER
9
Joe ERNY
10
Walter SEWELL
11
Eleazer CARPENTER
14
Myrta SEWELL
8
George CARPENTER
16
Mamie LARSEN
11
Effel PHILLIPS
10
Helen GALLUP
8
Enid McNALL
8
Wallace GALLUP
6
Lyle McNALL
7
Ruth CAREY
8
Helene McNALL
5
Phil PROCTOR
6
Nat CARPENTER
5
Anna GUDGEL
9
Claude TROOP
5

The publication GRANT COUNTY IT'S FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS published Spring 1980, states "Ethel WALKER was the first teacher of the school in Whitman, NE."

HUFFMAN SCHOOL, near Lena, NE, Arthur County, November 12, 1900

Student
Age
Student
Age
Ira HUFEMAN
18
Myra LOMBARD
14
Bird HUFFMAN
15
Henry LOMBARD
11
Mabel HUFFMAN
13
Marion HUFFMAN
10


Lena, Nebraska, October 20, 1902


Student
Age
Student
Age
Maude REUTER
20
Edith WILSON
16
Otto REUTER
11
Faye WILSON
7
Claude REUTER
10
Madge WILSON
5
Raymond GRAGG
8
Marge WILSON
5
Lucy COGGER
15
Archie STODDARD
12
Louis COGGER
13
Arthur STODDARD
10
Floyd GRAGG
13
Bertha STODDARD
8

Lena, Nebraska, March 9, 1903
Student
Age
Student
Age
 
Rose O'BRIEN
17
Estelle O'BRIEN
7
 
John O'BRIEN
15
Violet HANEY
5
 
Jim O'BRIEN
13
Marion STODDARD
5
 
Ora O'BRIEN
9
Iva MOORE
11
(Nov. 2, 1903)

"The Huffman School was at the Huffman Ranch near Lena, NE. The HUFFMAN family had come from Iowa and needed a school teacher for their children. My father, Charles SPAUR had come out from Iowa, after the death of his wife and two baby girls, to be a ranch hand for the Huffmans, whom he had known in Iowa. There he met the local school marm and they were married in Whitman July 12, 1904."


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Edith WALKER (continued)


FAIRVW SCHOOL, 1899-1900

Student
Age
Student
Age
Mary ROBIN
11
Joe PORTER
17
Charley ROBIN
14
James PORTER
14
Arthur ROBIN
17
Susie HOWARTH
12
Georgie ROBIN
6
Jessie HOWARTH
8
Chara HAINES
15
Ella SCHUTT
9
Mattie HAINES
12
Mary HAINES
10
Ethel HAINES
6
Clara HAINES
15
Otto BLACK
18
Gusta ROOT
16
Jessie BLACK
11
Nina TAYLOR
9
Della BLACK
15
Charlie ROBINS
14
Marvin ROOT
16
Guy ROOT
14
Grista ROOT
16
Oscar STEPHENS
14
Franz SCHUITT
14
Gertie PETERSEN
7
Arthur ROBINS
17
DelIa PETERSEN
8
Della STEVENS
7
Archie STEPHENS
12
Oscar STEVENS
14
Jimmie STEVENS
10
Charlie HUFF
13
Edgar STEVENS
19
Archie STEVENS
12
Alex KOSKOVICH
12
Willie SCHUTT
7
Frank HOWARTH
19
Scott HUFF
18
Johnhie OTT
8
Harry HOWARTH
15
Elizabeth THEOPHILUS
11
Grace JONES
9
John KOSKOVICH
15
Mabel JONES
7
Howard JONES
5
Katie AHRENS
8
Pauline KOSKOVICH
7
Frank SCHUTT
14
Eddie KOSKOVICH
8
Marie KENNY
7
Joe KOSKOVICH
10

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GHOST TOWNS OF PAWNEE COUNTY
Submitted By: Ruth Anna HICKS
Source: Book compiled by: Nancy SOMMERHALDER, Lewiston; Mrs Billy MILLER; Edwin BREDEMEIER

BOOKWALTER

In 1880 J W BOOKWALTER bought many land grants for about $5. to $10. per acre until he owned about 1/3 of Mission Creek precinct. In 1889, the Northwestern Railroad was built from Kansas City to Virginia, so Mr BOOKWALTER laid out his town. Trees were planted and streets laid out and named, some for BOOKWALTER'S children.

Bookwalter flourished for a while with two stores, a blacksmith shop, an elevator, and a depot. J M BOOKWALTER had an office and there were many residences. It was the shipping point for stock and grain for miles around. The school was organized in 1889, classes being held in a store at first. Sunday School was held in the school until the Methodists built a church in 1904. It burned in 1948.

By 1920 the railroad was closed. Much business decreased, and the town ceased to flourish. Only the school house and a few houses remain (in 1955).     [continued]


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This is a copy of the Teacher's Contract issued to Ethel Walker on November 27, 1893, to teach in School District # 51 of Wayne County, Nebraska. Her salary was $35. per month for a three month term. Signed by: J H ZIEGLER, Director and W W HARDY, Moderator.

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Class of 1912 of Monroe High School, Platte Co.


Eva PATTERSON Bertha KELLY Anna K. SMITH
Laura MANN Mabel McWILLIAMS Raymond TERRY
Katie GLEESON Pearl McCONE Mary GILLISPIE

3 deceased: Mrs. Mary GILLISPIE CASSIN, Raymond TERRY, Pearl McCONE. 4 live in California: Mrs. John (Eva PATTERSON) TERRY, Mrs. Charles (Bertha KELLY) HILL, Mrs. Laura (MANN) MESTON, Miss Anna K. SMITH. Sister M. Geraldine (Katie GLEESON) at Mercy Hospital, Des Moines , IA. Mrs. George (Mabel McWILLIAMS) PHILLIPS lives in NY state.

THE MONROE BOOSTER, 19 June 1975


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