BLEVINS SCHOOLS

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Blevins Old School Nancy Nance
Blevins School 1917 Nancy Nance
Blevins School 1926 - 1927

Back to Front

1. Smith Jennings
2. Jim Hillery McCoy
3. Harvey Allen
4. Dent Maples
5. Ines Woolley
6. Clawente Maples
7. James Pace
8. Alvin Huber
9. Miss Alma Stewart
10. Ernest West
11. Erma Krause
12. Norma Hinze
13. Ernest Hinze
14. Sybil Bowers
15. Geneva Stone
16. Oren Tiner
17. Elmer Lee Jennings
18. Arthur Krause
19. Curtis Spivey
20. Lily Mae Polk
21. Charles Abner Stone
22. Alma Huber
23. Pauline Pace
24. Flora Maxine Stone
Leon Wilson

McCoy name correction: James Andrews
Blevins School Group

1925 - 1926

Front Row Left to Right:

1. Bob Flimonds (Flemmons)
2. Raymond Krause
3. Author Knolls (Arthur)
4. Elmer Lee Jennings
5. Charles Abner Stone
6. Kenneth Moon.
7. Flora Maxine Stone
8. Odessa Pace (Pass)
9. Lee Ellen Flimonds (Flemmons)
10.Pauline Pace
11.Unknown West
12. Hazel McCoy
13.Norma Hinze
14. Barney Krause
15. Alvin Huber
16. Geneva White
17. Marshall Bowers
18. Lety Polk
19. Osen Tiner
20. Emer Krause (may be Emeril Krause - not sure)
21. George Ann Mixson
22. Unknown Mexican
23. Unknown Mexican.
Submitted by Leon Wilson

Lena Stone Criswell for transcribing names.
Flora Maxine Stone First Class

Children Left to Right:

Odessa Pass, Flora Maxine Stone, Author (Arthur) Knolls, Charles Abner Stone, Elmer Lee Jennings
Leon Wilson
Flora Maxine Stone's First Grade Teacher

Elizabeth Cornelison - later became principal. She was Flora Maxine Stone's first grade teacher.
The house in the background was former home of the Joe Litterals, and at this time occupied by Ron and Edd (Hairston) Litteral.
The teachers boarded here. Notice the white school building in the background-lsc
Leon Wilson

Additional info submitted by: Lena Stone Criswell
Miss Elizabeth Cornelison.

Blevins School Principal.
Lena Stone Criswell
Benjamin Roland (Chum) Parham

School Class

Blevins or Cego
Ken Gates
Blevins School Group

1925 - 1926
Leon Wilson
Blevins School Lena Stone Criswell
Blevins Teachers

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Falls County Coordinator know.
Ken Gates
Blevins School 1904

Whitt Pass, second row kneeling, 3rd from right (marked with an X)

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Ken Gates
Snow Day at Blevins School. Ken Gates
Class at Blevins School.

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Ken Gates
May Litteral on left and Blevins School Teacher on the right.

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Ken Gates
This marker is located off of the road near where the old school was located. There is a driveway to the marker made by the Highway department. This photograph was made on February 21, 1993 by Clois D. Stone. Lena Stone Criswell
Blevins School

James Madison Bedichek came to Texas in 1884 and settled at Blevins in Falls County where he taught school for four years. In 1885 he erected a story and half school at that place. In 1885 he moved to Mooresville, Texas and then to Eddy, Texas where he opened the Eddy Literary & Science Institute and/or the Bedichek School.

This picture and the one below are the same picture. The one below is much larger to try and help you ID the people.

The only person I have been able to identify is the little boy peaking around the back corner of the building who I have been told was Little Billy Shellings.

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Falls County Coordinator know.
Ken Gates
Blevins School

James Madison Bedichek came to Texas in 1884 and settled at Blevins in Falls County where he taught school for four years. In 1885 he erected a story and half school at that place. In 1885 he moved to Mooresville, Texas and then to Eddy, Texas where he opened the Eddy Literary & Science Institute and/or the Bedichek School.

The only person I have been able to identify is the little boy peaking around the back corner of the building who I have been told was Little Billy Shellings.

This is the same picture as the one above. It is larger to help you ID the people.

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Falls County Coordinator know.
Ken Gates
Blevins - Upper Story of School

Names on back of Picture - Mr. Cole, Mr. Bowers, Turner Foster, Amon Herrick, Prof. Hillis, Harrison Write, Kay Bracken , Heba Aston.

Ken Gates
Blevins School Group

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Falls County Coordinator know.
Ken Gates
I think it is interesting that the very first picture of the school on the Falls Co. site does not have the addition on the back. Compare with the later picture with all the kids even on stairs. Odessa Pass Baylor Collection

Submitted by Ken Gates
Photo of building that was once the Blevins School. Taken sometime in the late 1980's.

Note: The old Blevins School building was purchased at auction in the early 1960's by a local farmer. He moved the building to some property he was leasing between Blevins and Eddy and made it into a hay barn. Sometime in the early 1970's, when he retired from farming and moved to Waco, he sold the building to the family that had purchased the land where it resided and they converted it into a home. After this picture was taken, a porch and other improvements were added to the dwelling, and it is now impossible to tell that this was once a school building.-rlh
Robert L. Haddock
Newspaper article.

An Outline of the Duties of Trustees - Blevins 1895.
Ken Gates
   


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