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AMULET SCHOOL 1896
TOLAR PUBLIC SCHOOL GROUP 1899 & 1900
From the Collection of O. B. Powell (1889-1959)
Contributed by James P. Barrett
O.B. Powell was a grandson ofW.G.W. Powell. James P. Barrett is a great-great-grandson of W.G.W. Powell. The information was given to him by Nancy Elizabeth Powell Bowen, a daughter of O.B. Powell.
+Adarine Jones b: August 09, 1822 m: November 25, 1838 in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia; d: December 12, 1892 Burial: Amulet (Powell) Cemetery, Hood County, Texas
+Malissa Roseanna Jones b: December 18, 1856 near Little Rock, Arkansas; m: August 07, 1873 in Hood County, Texas; d: September 17, 1928; Burial: Spur Cemetery, Dickens County, Texas
The lists attached to the pictures were typed. Some of the names are hard to read.
AMULET SCHOOL 1896 MY FIRST SCHOOL
[All comments are those of O.B. POWELL]
This school was located on Squaw Creek near the Powell home. It was located some 1 and 1/2 miles East of where Tolar, Texas is now located.
Front Row Standing. The TWO BOYS holding the slate with the BUSTER BROWN bow ties and the striped shirt waists are, left to right VERNON POWELL and O.B. POWELL. The third boy in the white waist is Bob Byrum, I think.
Second Row standing, left to right, REED WEST, JOHNNIE TUCKER, --- FARMER, TINNIE POWELL (My cousin), ETHEL BYRAM, FREMAN PERRY, MAURA WEST
Third Row, Miss Ellen Hightower, the teacher, GERTRUDE POWELL (My youngest sister), DORA DUNNAWAY, BERTA FARMER, LAURA HUFSTEDLER, CALLIE POWELL (My middle sister), not recalled
Fourth Row, MYRTLE TUCKER, CHARLEY HUFSTEDLER, OKLA FARMER, EDGAR TUCKER
Last Row, Next to wall, ALVIN HUFSTEDLER, JION HENNARD, RANDOLPH POWELL (A NOTHER COUSIN OF MINE), ROSCOE POWELL (Another cousin)
I was seven (7) years old and my brother Vernon was five (5) year old. Vernon had not started to school at the time. My father was a trustee at Amulet, so the teacher wanted him (Vernon) to be in the picture. (There were 24 in the school, not counting the teacher).
TOLAR PUBLIC SCHOOL GROUP - 1899
Marion McIlroy, Superintendent
First Row, Seated
First Row, Standing
Second Row, Standing
Back Row, Standing
TOLAR PUBLIC SCHOOL GROUP - 1900
W. L. Powell, Co-Principal with Marion McIlroy
Only a few whose names are listed are identified as shown. There are many others that I can pick out but for lack of room to designate them. The school had two Principals that year as stated above. My brother, W. L. Powell was the head Principal with Marion McIlroy as second Principal but to avoid jeolosy the school board called them Co-Principals.
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