Webster County Teachers
1907-1908 School Term
The following information was submitted by Martha Lackey:
THESE RECORDS ARE VERY HARD TO READ, SO BEWARE OF SPELLING. I was
amazed at the small number of students at some of the schools One
school, Ridge Line had 4 students, 2 girls and 2 boys. The largest one was
Spring Hill with 59 - 36 boys and 23 girls. (Mr. HEMPHILL, the teacher must have
been an excellent teacher to manage that many students in one - or even two
rooms.) It doesn"t indicate, but I assume these were one room schools
because there was only one teacher for all grades 1-8. Salaries averaged
$1 a day Teachers either stayed in the school house, with the parents of
one of the students, or with a relative if one was in the area. The school
year was for six months, split July, Aug then Nov, Dec, Jan, and Feb. This
was probably to allow the students to help with the farm work at harvest time.
Students either walked to school or rode a mule/horse. All brought their
lunch from home. Teachers were to be of the highest moral
Record of Monthly and Term Reports of Free Schools, Scholastic Year
School Teacher Trustees
Pleasant Ridge I. W. COBB A. HANNAH
(Mantee) M. S. CASTER (Sp)
Reeds Chapel Effie
(Stewart) H. N. BOATMAN
J. W. SWINDOLL
MABRY T. C.
(Hohenlinden) R. E. BALL
J. D. SPENCER E.
(Ablont) J. C. PEPPER
one other (can"t read)
J. N. SOMMONS R. D. RICKY
(Sapa) J. A, SHAFFER
J. C. WORSHAM
Ida EDWARDS W. E.
(Derma) E. L. PITTMAN
W. P. BAILEY
(Stewart) May FERGUSON J. HARRIS
Hill M. D.
HEMPHILL R. NELSON
(Louisa) J. McFARLEY
Jack ROSWELL (sp)
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