HELM SCHOOL, WAYNE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

6 October 1909


We are pleased to present, courtesy of Beverly Jane (Himes) Barger, a photo of Mr. W. Cantrell's class of 42 students at Helm School in Wayne County, Illinois. This photo was taken on 6 October 1909. Note that the boys are barefoot in October. One hopes it was a mild fall! Most of these children were somehow related to Beverly's maternal grandmother, Janie Mae (Stogsdill) Marsh, then a nine year old child. She is the girl in the white pinafore in the second row, fourth from the left.

Below is a list of names of many of these students. Can anyone tell us the names of the unknown children in the photo? If so, please e-mail Sandy Bauer.

Helm School Photo

(Reading Left-to-Right in each row)

1st Row

2nd Row

3rd Row

4th Row

1. Fred STONECIPHER Zollie BUTCHER Carnie MEADOR --?-- JONES, sister of Oren
2. Oren JONES Velmore ALLEN Hazel MEADOR Byrd (Sharp) Waller (step-sister of Janie Stogsdill)
3. Cecil FOLK UNKNOWN Laura STONECIPHER Lula (Fulk) BURCHER
4. Leland MILLER Janie Mae (Stogsdill) MARSH UNKNOWN Hattie WHAM
5. Owen MILLER Julie (Sinclair) CLIFTON Pearlie JONES UNKNOWN
6. UNKNOWN Mattie (Sinclair) BRYAN Bernie WOOLRIDGE Pet (Sinclair) LAWRENCE
7. Sam KNIGHT Pearlie (Sinclair) DONOHO Willie STONECIPHER Mary MILLER
8. Lewis MEADOR Ermal WESNER Raymond WESNER Effie MILLER
9. UNKNOWN Berlie BUTCHER
W. CANTRELL, Teacher
10. UNKNOWN Ben STOGSDILL, brother of Janie
Earl KNIGHT
11. UNKNOWN
Charlie ALLEN
12. Charlie JONES

13. Cecil STOGSDILL, brother of Janie


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Last revised by Sandy Bauer
Tuesday, 24-May-2016 21:13:49 EDT