Boone County Photo Gallery - Schools &
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Coordinator's Note: This school *may* have been
located in or near Roston, Union Twp., Boone County,
as this is where these individuals were found
residing on the 1900 census. If you have additional
information regarding the location for this school,
please send me a note.
Written on the backside of the
"Hoboken" School, 1900-1901
Those enrolled, front row left to right - Jakie
Kouns, Vern Conrad, Lena Kouns,
Paul Bland, Neva Pitts, Ethel Wolf,
Back row, left to right, Elmer Bland, Elza
Kouns, Albert Kouns, David Bland,
Laatta New (teacher), Eva Conrad,
Myrtle Bland and Stella Conrad
R. H. Harney was Co. Supt
James B. Shoemaker was Trustee.
||Jamestown Jr. High - 8th Grade -
third from right): Merle D. Isley, age 14, Jamestown,
Boone Co. Indiana.
Can you identify others?
Janet Isley Price
- ca 1878
Building, Jamestown, Boone County, Indiana.
Source: "Combination Atlas Map of Boone
County Indiana: Compiled, Drawn and Published from
Personal Examinations and Surveys By Kingman
Brothers." Published 1878.
Repository: Indiana State Library.
T. Stover - Coordinator
Photo 1 - 2007
Photo 2 - 2008
This old school
is located in Dover, Jefferson Twp. It's no longer
in use and appears to be in very poor condition. I
do not know the current status regarding the future
of this building, but possibly it's scheduled to be
demolished? There are
minutes online from a January 9, 2006
meeting of the Boone County Board of Commissioners,
where they discussed a need to make decisions for
the future of the "old Dover School house"
due to its deteriorated condition. Is this the same
Can anyone add additional
information about this school?
Send me a note.
Photo 1: "OZinOH"
- used with permission of
Tracy Jones - used with permission of
T. Stover - Coordinator
School - Then & Now
Note from Lorri Burhans:
"The name of the school is Julius Pinnell School,
located in Harrison Twp., Boone County. It has been
closed for many years. The building still stands. I
took a picture of it about 5 years ago (attached).
I'm sorry I don't have an address, however, I think
that is a Lebanon, Indiana address."
School - ca 1930-1934
(front row, right side on end): Herman "Doc"
Peabody, son of Leslie Charles and Wava (Dickerson)
Peabody. Doc's sister was Della Peabody
shown below in the 1942 Pinnell School photo.
Doug Butner contributed this
photograph and identified his grandfather, Herman
"Doc" Peabody. He estimates this photograph
was taken sometime between 1930-1934, due to the age
of his grandfather. Can you identify any other
students or know the date?
Hard Ping "Tuck"
School Students - ca 1942
photographs can be adopted! Read below ...
Note from Lorri Burhans, daughter
of Glena McCurdy:
"I have several photos I found in my Mom's stuff
after she passed away. She graduated from Pinnell in
1942, so the pictures (of her friends, I presume)
are over 50 years old. They are senior pictures with
no photographer stamp. They all have names on the
back. I would be happy to send them to you, or to
post them and send the originals to interested
parties. They are in good condition. I just hate to
toss them out, but I do not know these people. Any
one who wants to adopt (I love your word) the
e-mail me and I will respond with a
postal address where they can send a SASE for the
photo. No other charge."
Possible Identification supplied
by Boone County Coordinator
Note: The following information obtained from
1930 census data, should be considered as clues
only to the identity of some of these
individuals, and not proven. Additional research
would be indicated to confirm the identity of these
students. If anyone can verify these individuals
have been identified correctly, send me a note and I
will add that information here.
Leon Acton: On the 1930 Boone
County census, Harrison Twp., there is a Leon R.
Acton, age 6, son of Clayton S. and Fred M.
Herschel Jackson: On the 1930
census, Center Twp., there is a Hershel K.
Jackson, age 6, son of Glen & Pearl E.
Joan Jackson: On the 1930
census, Harrison Twp., there is a Joan B. Jackson,
age 5, daughter of Russel & Marie Jackson.
Mary Kelley: On the 1930
census, Harrison Twp., there is a Mary Elizabeth
Kelley, age 5, daughter of Guy (sp?) C. and
confirmed this is his great aunt, sister of his
grandfather Herman Peabody, who is in the
1930-34 Pinnell photo above. They are the children
of Leslie Charles and Wava (Dickerson)
Kenneth Ward: On the 1930
census, Center Twp., there is a Kenith (?) R.
Ward, age 7, son of Thomas A. and Katie A.
Ruby Wilhoite: On the 1930
census, Jackson Twp., there is a Ruby M. Wilhoite,
age 5, daughter of Gilbert C. & Viola Wilhoite.
||Lizton School -
"My father Merle
is in the back row right side, his cousin Paul
Poland is on the same back row second from the left."
~ Janet Isley Price
Can you identify
Mahan Jr.: "The boy in the center of the
front row, I am 99% sure is my father, Argil K.
Mahan Sr., 2/16/1920 - 4/18/1987, who grew up in Lizton. His grandfather Luther
Mahan was a Truant
Officer at the school."
Janet Isley Price
School - 1931
on the front of the photo): Washington Twp. School,
Boone County, Ind., Lenore Warren teacher,
grades 5 & 6, Oct 6, 1931.
"This is a photo of my father's
class in Washington twp. in 1931. My father was born
there also. His name is Richard F. Black. He
is in the first row, eighth from the left, his arms
Can you identify any other students
in this photograph?
School - Class of 1940
This is a photograph of my father's class at
Washington Twp. in 1940. His name is Richard F.
Coordinator's Note: Some of the surnames *may*
be, "Black, Bowen, Campbell,
Flaningam, Green, Jett, Jones,
Ragsdale, Ryan, Watson,
White and Williams."
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in the photo?
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