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Whipple School, 1906-07
Located in Section 14, Noble Twp.  It appears that the first school house was built on this site in 1853 or 54; no doubt
it was a wood frame building or possibly log.  A wood frame building replaced the previous one in 1885; this building
burned in 1920.

Left to Right: (as faces appear)  Bessie (Beery) Keeslar (teacher), Jerry Wilber, George French, Ruth Wilber,
Vern Penix, Clifford Wilber, Carol Kelso, Glenn Wilber, Arlene French (visitor - in front of G. Wilber),
Kenneth Kelso, Gladys Work, Ada Wilber, Harold Lilly, Hazel Kashnier, Verba Rumsey, Nila French,
Zelta Wilber, Irene Scripture.  

Source:  Permission obtained from
The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 2", 1984, p. 129