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past students of the Union School
FRONT ROW: Mabel Matthews, Marguerite Smith Jett,
Iva Clary, Hazel Martin Behrends, Paul Randolph, Ethyl Smith Cox, Zella
Matthews; SECOND ROW: Wilbuer Smith, Harry Clary, Edwin Bahlow, Lyle
Martin, Carl Mathews, Lewis Bahlow, Marie Smith Remington; THIRD ROW:
Wayne Downey, Virgil Downey, Mabel Walters Clary, Edward Martin, Gladys
Matthews, Nellie Owen (teacher); FOURTH ROW: William Randolph, Blanche
Thornton, Elmer Walters, Lydia Bahlow.
Our photo of the class of 1914 isn't very clear
any more, but its a very important one to us because we can identify
everyone in it. A number of well known residents of Beason and Lincoln
are included. The picture shows, from left to right: Top row--Mrs. Hannah
Dowdle Welch, Lincoln, teacher; Mrs. Marguerite Smith Jett, Beason;
Darwin Stoll, Florida; Harry Clary, Dewey Walters, Decatur, and Edward
Martin. Second row--Mrs. Marie Smith Stoll, Beason; Mrs. Ira Clary,
Peoria; and Mrs. Mabel Walters Clary, Clinton. Third row--Paul Randolph,
Chicago; Miss Ethel Smith, Beason; Mrs. Mabel Carlson, Kenney; John
Carlson, Chicago; Fred Stoll, Florida; and Lyle Martin, Lincoln. Lower
row--Mrs. Mary Peddicord Rose, Lincoln; Everett Thompson, Paul Carlson,
Henry Peddicord, Lincoln; Mrs. Ferne Carlson, Lincoln; Mrs. Hazel Martin
Behrens; Mrs. Mildred Smith Randolph, Beason.
We don't know who is who in this picture,
but the class list for 1944 included the following students: Carol Clements
(grade 2), Martha Rose Gardner (grade 2), Hallie Baldwin (grade 1),
George Baldwin (grade 2), Larry Clements (grade 3), Louise Pharis (grade
3), Dick Baldwin (grade 3), Dorothy Pharis (grade 6), Betty Baldwin
(grade 5). Which is which? We'd love to hear from you if you can help.
Can you help us identify the year of this group?
We think we know some of the students pictured: Back row-- (first
name unknown) ?Crowell?. Middle row--Jack Baldwin, Betty Baldwin,
(unknown), (unknown). Front row--Larry Clements, (unknown), (unknown),
Martha Rose Gardner, Carol Clements, Hallie Baldwin.
Here's another photo from probably 1945,
with many of those same students in the pictures before. Here's who
we know: Standing--Esther Rawlings, teacher (from 1941-42 through
the school's closing in 1945). Back row--(unknown), Jack Baldwin,
Virgil Lowery. Middle row-- (unknown), (unknown), Patty Powers, Martha
Rose Gardner, Carol Clements. Front row--(unknown), (unknown), Bill
Gardner. Can you help us sort this picture out?
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