The Richland County – Shelby Chapter
Of The Ohio Genealogical Society

 
- - - MYERS SCHOOL - - -
Sharon Twp., Richland Co., School District # 2
(Built in the Summer of 1879, closed about 1918)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
School Location and Early Neighboring Landowners
 
 
1873
Map
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1896
Map
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Location:  South-West of State Route 39 & Davis Road Intersection (gone).
 
 
On August 21, 1829, Henry Myers purchased the 160 acres of land of the
NW quarter of section 11, in what was then Vernon Twp., Richland
County, Ohio. This section is now a part of Sharon Twp.
 
In December of 1837, Henry Myers deeded a portion of that land (the
very southeastern corner) to the Elders of the Lutheran German
Reformed Church of Richland County. This document indicates that
there was in existance at that time, a meeting house, a burying ground,
and a schoolhouse to be called the Myers Meeting House. 1
 
On May 1853, on the motion of John Myers, the Sharon Township School
Board voted to empower the local directors of School District # 8 (which
1 year later became School District # 2), to levy a tax of $450.00 for the
purpose of building a school house in this district. The board authorized
those local directors to procure and secure a site for a school house in this
district by lease so long as they may occupy it for school purposes.
 
This appears to be the beginning of the existance of at least the second
school house to be known as Myers School, in what came to be Sharon
Township School District # 2. John Myers and his father Henry, were
associated with this school district from it's inception. The John Myers
property can be seen in the upper left corner, of the two above maps.
 
John Myers continued to serve as a local school director of District #2
school into the late 1860's. Later in the mid 1880's, A. W. Myers served
as a teacher in this district.
 
Note that the Myers School house, shown on the maps above, is located on
property adjacent to William Douglas. It is across the road from the Myers
Church & Cemetery, which was located on land adjacent to the property
(in 1896) of Peter Will, who was a son of Valentine Will, a director of the
Will School in District # 5. Peter had taught at Will School prior to
enlisting in Co. F, 163rd Regt. O. V. I. in the Civil War.
 
The Henry Myers family came to Richland County in ca. 1829 from
Stark County, Ohio and previously, from Adams County, Pennsylvania.
 
 
Myers School Teachers
 
   

 1853 - 1854
 

 1854 - 1855

 S. S. Bloom

 1855 - 1856

.

 1856 - 1857

 Pauline Caldwell / L. C. Gregg

 1857 - 1858

J. B. Everett

 1858 - 1859

 Alvira H. Madden

 1859 - 1860

 M. Buckingham (poss. Matilda d/o Christopher & Nancy

 1860 - 1861

 H. G. Orton / Olive C. Fox

 1861 - 1862

 .

 1862 - 1863

 T. Rowe

 1863 - 1864

 T. Rowe / Minerva Myers

 1864 - 1865

 Minerva Myers / Mary Jones

 1865 - 1866
 

 1866 - 1867
 
   
   
   
   

 1876 - 1877

 Miss Merrott

1877 - 1878

.

1878 - 1879

Lizzie E. Shepherd

1879 - 1880

Oliver G. Brown

1880 - 1881

 Mary Crall / S. B. Chambers

1881 - 1882

Avery E. Davis 

1882 - 1883

John M. Shott

1883 - 1884

Ada F. Chew

1884 - 1885

A. W. Myers (prob. Alvah W. Myers)

1885 - 1886

A. W. Myers

1886 - 1887

 James Gundrum

1887 - 1888

James Gundrum / Anna Humphrey

1888 - 1889

James Gundrum / Anna Humphrey

1889 - 1890

James Gundrum / Nettie Douglas

1890 - 1891

James Gundrum / Nettie Douglas

1891 - 1892

James Gundrum / Nettie Douglas

1892 - 1893

James Gundrum / Ella Smith

1893 - 1894

 Ella Smith / Hattie Lukins / Harry Brubaker

1894 - 1895

 O. O. Sheeley

1895 - 1896

 Ella Smith / Lucille Taylor

1896 - 1897

 Ida Hutchinson / Lou Taylor

1897 - 1898

 Avery E. Davis / Amy Esterline

1898 - 1899

 Avery E. Davis / Lottie Gundrum

1899 - 1900

Lottie Gundrum / Mamie Johnston / William L. May

1900 - 1901

Mamie Johnston / William L. May

1901 - 1902

 Mamie Johnston

1902 - 1903

 Mamie Johnston

1903 - 1904

Mamie Johnston / Lou Taylor

1904 - 1905

Mamie Johnston / Elizabeth Dick

1905 - 1906

H. R. Carlisle / William L. May

1906 - 1907

Ethel Major / William L. May

1907 - 1908

William L. May / Laura Bell

1908 - 1909

William L. May / F. Leroy Black

1909 - 1910

F. Leroy Black / Alva Kemp

1910 - 1911

Helen Sprague

1911 - 1912

Frances Wiley

1912 - 1913

Frances Wiley

1913 - 1914

Mrs. Minnie Wobler

1914 - 1915

Aug. 17, 1914 - School Suspended (small enrollment) 2

1915 - 1916

School Suspended (small enrollment) 2

1916 - 1917

School Suspended (small enrollment) 2

1917 - 1918

 Myers School Suspended indefinitely.
 
 

1. A copy of this document was obtained through the courtesy of the Myers Cemetery Association.
2. Students were transferred to Morton School.
 
 
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