Adair County Iowa
"The first school in Eureka township was held in the residence of George W.Snyder, in what is now school district No.9, in the summer of 1871, by Miss Emma Snyder Trowbridge, now Mrs. Fred H.Cears. There was at that time no school building in the township.The district township was organized in the summer of 1870, and the following officers elected: Orlando Howe, G. W. Snyder, Sr., and J. R. Patter, directors; W. R. Snyder, treasurer; A. Wright, secretary. The present officers are as follows: M.H. Stanton, president; D. Kingrey, J. Minert, J. Smith, H. Bloomfield, J. Just, A. Root, George Rice, and J. Armstrong, directors; F. H. Stanton, secretary; and H. Bloomfield, treasurer.
School district No. 1, covering sections 1, 2, 11 and 12, had a school-house built in 1875, at a cost of $400. It is 18x26 feet in ground area. Miss Clementine Yerkes was the pioneer teacher.
School district No. 2. The first teacher was J. H. Crowley, in the school-house built in 1877. This structure is 18x26 feet in dimension, and cost some $400 to erect. The district embraces sections 3, 4, 9 and 10.
School district No. 3 embraces sections 5, 6, 7 and 8, and the first teacher in the new school-house, built in the summer of 1881, was Miss Jennie Sargent. The building is 20x28 feet in ground area.
School district No. 4 consists of sections 17, 18, 19 and 20. The school-house, which is 18x26 feet in size, was erected in 1879, at a cost of $400, and Miss Stella Madison was the first teacher. Fred H. Cear's was the first director. The pioneer school in this district was taught by Fred H. Cears, in his dwelling on section 20, in the winter of 1877.
School district No. 5. This school-house was built in 1883, at a cost of $800, and is 24x32 feet of ground area. The
taken from "History of Guthrie and Adair County, Iowa" 1884
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