Eden Center School No. 6

Eden Township, Decatur County, Iowa

Eden Center School, Eden Township - 1906-07, teacher, Lulu Newcomer Minor.

Back row: Susie Baker, Lee Horney, Lulu Marvin, Virgil Robison, George Minor, Ida Stanford, Cecil Guthrie, Julia Horney, Lelah Johnson; second row: Clella Anderson, Neoma Robison, Iris Smith, Ward Stanford, Earl Johnson, Charles Robison, Grace Campbell, Annis Guthrie, Marie Campbell; seated, Reah Robison, Willie Hoover, Hazel Smith, Dale Guthrie, Eula Baker, Ora Johnson.
Submitted by Grace Horney.
Contributed by Davis City Cafe & Bob Bixby.

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Eden Center School

1904 - 1905

Eden Center School


Eden Center School

April 15, 1927
Bessie Still, teacher Phoebe Cross, Ida Stanford, George Minor, Wade Martin, Eddie Martz, Eril Hamilton, Henry Hill, Artha Underwood, Grace Evans, Julia Horney, Maudie Hill, Ray Underwood, Exey Smith, Lee Horney, Ward Sanford, Fred Hill, Clarence Evans, Dale Underwood, _ Hill, Goldie Smith, Amos Martin, Dean Still, Freddie Underwood, Alta Martin.
Submitted by Lee Horney
Maude Stover, teacher
Marie Smith, May Smith, Florence Anderson, Homer Warren, Fred Smith, Naomi Ross, Edwin Horney, Jennie Campbell, Esther Horney, Audrey Anderson, Faye Smith.
Submitted by Florence Manchester
Ruth V. Barrett, Teacher
School Officers:
A.J. Hamilton, M.E. Matthews, J.B. McDaniel,
J.H. Barrett
Elsie Bonsall, Elvera Bonsall, Harold Bonsall
Chester Fitch, Elizabeth Fitch, Marjorie Fitch
Mildred Fitch, Fred Gatton, Loyd Gatton
Robert Gatton, Ruby Gatton, Edith Horney
Helen Horney, James Horney, Carroll Housh
Harold Housh, Raymond Housh, Mervel Hullinger
Russell Hullinger, Dorothy Jones, Freddie Jones
George Jones, James Jones, Billy McKeeman
Ethel McKeeman, Ray McKeeman, Helen Minor
Ruth Myers, Ray Rumley, Howard Rumley
Ruby Rumley

Tuesday several of the patrons of Eden Center came in near the noon hour with baskets well filled and informed their teacher that they were going to have a dinner, it being the last day of school. The dinner was spread and the pupils were the first to partake of the well prepared dinner, and after all had satisfied their appetites, the table was rearranged and the older ones gathered around. The question was freely asked, "will there be enough to fill all of us hungry people?" but the good women had amply provided for all and all the efforts to clean the platter was in vain.

After dinner was cleared away, school was called to order by the teacher and an interesting program was well rendered, a part of which was Washington's exercises, it being the anniversary of his birth. After the program was completed, to the surprise of the teacher, MISS MABLE MARTS in behalf of the school, presented him with a beautiful Bible which was thankfully received. The teacher called upon the patrons to speak, some responded with encouraging words to pupils and assuring MR. SALLEE that his school had been a success and that he would be long remembered at Eden Center as a faithful teacher.

The teacher presented the pupils with a souvenir giving names of pupils, teachers and directors and closed with a few touching remarks thanking them for their kind treatment and assuring them that the time spent in their midst would long be kept green in his memory and with best wishes to all, bid them good-bye. MR. SALLEE has taught two years continually at this place which speaks very highly for him as a teacher and a man. We think it good fortune to secure his service so long.

Source: Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa Thursday, March 3, 1898
Copied by Cordelia Suzann, December 1, 2002
Original page created by Sharon Becker, 2013, updated 2015; photos transcribed and page reformatted by Conni McDaniel Hall, Oct 2019.
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