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Indian Prairie School - 1938


Indian Prairie School - 1938


This photograph was provided by Charles Speakes.

He was able to identify most of the students. Starting at the left front and working BACK, they have been identified as follows: Charles Speakes, John Speakes (behind Charles), Louis Lenau (in overalls), Evelyn Friedel (not certain), Willard or Lee Freidel, and the tall girl in back has not been identified but might be Virginia Redhage. The girl to her right is Mabel Sachs.

In the back row, the boy on the far right is Wesley Gabel, the girl to his left is Daisy Speakes. The girl on the far right, front, is Maude Cordell.

Forest Whitworth (not shown) was the teacher.

It appears that the students have a farming display that won an award, perhaps in a township or county-wide competition. There is a map of the U.S. on the right, a map of MO in the center, and another map (Franklin County?) on the left with farm implements and samples of something farm-related in the display.

According to the Quarterly Report of Student's Scholarship Record for 1938, the students attending Indian Prairie School that year were (name and age):

Since there were 19 students on the teacher's report and there are 19 students in the photograph, it is likely that each of the names on this list match up to one of the students in the photograph.

Student Name Age Student Name Age
Patricia Ann Redhage 5 Doris Jane Friedel 5
Charles Speakes 7 Carl Lenau 7
Louis Lenau 10 Virginia Redhage 7
Robert Cordell 8 Forrest Clyde Hamilton 8
Edward Sachs 9 Maude Cordell 10
Willard Friedel 11 Edgar Lenau 13
Lee Friedel 12 Daisy Speakes 15
Wesley Perkins 12 Evelyn Friedel 12
Ralph Cordell 12 Wesley Gabel 13
Mabel Sachs 12    









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  Sue Blesi, Franklin County Coordinator, Missouri USGenWeb Project


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