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     The purpose of these Eddy area school webpages is to present, through photographs, a visual history of the early schools that existed in both the Eddy and Bruceville areas, from the late 1800's thru the mid 1950's, and to provide the viewer with photos of some of the students, teachers, and faculty that made up the population of these schools. Also represented on these pages, are early photos of the school buildings and adjoining structures that were present at each of these school sites. All of these schools were actually located in McLennan County, Texas, but a large number of the students attending them lived in nearby Falls County.

     The effort to locate and document early photos and details about these schools is an ongoing effort and the contents of this page represent a work-in-progress. As in any type of research, it is critical that the information presented is as accurate as possible. With that in mind, I would encourage anyone who has additional information about any or all of the schools identified here, to contact 
Falls County Coordinator at the Falls Co. website. This also applies to any errors that are detected in the material presented on this webpage.-rlh


EDDY HIGH SCHOOL

1913 - 1939

     In the early 1880's, there was a chapel located on the Dunning Ranch, just northwest of Eddy, known as the Sage Chapel. Around 1881, this building was moved into Eddy, onto property owned by J. R. Laughlin, across from the Eddy Masonic Lodge. This structure initially served as the home of the Eddy Baptist Church, until around 1885, at which time it became the first public school in Eddy. This building burned down prior to 1910 and was replaced by a 6-room frame structure that would serve as the Eddy school until a new school was built in 1913.

     In 1913, construction began on a two-story brick building that would become the new Eddy High School. The new building was built on property believed to have been purchased from Jeff Kincannon of Eddy. This property was located just off what was then called the Eddy-Moody highway, a few blocks away from where the old Eddy High School frame structure had been located. This structure was in use until around 1940, at which time the remaining elementary grades relocated to the new Bruceville-Eddy consolidated school.

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Sage Chapel School

Early View

Sage Chapel was built on the Dunning ranch, about halfway between the communities of Eddy and Moody, as a private chapel by a Mr. Sage, uncle of Mrs. Charles Dunning. The building was later moved into Eddy to serve as a meeting place for the Eddy Baptist Church. Later it became Eddy's first public school building. I believe this to be a picture of that building, as it looked while located on the Laughlin property in Eddy.

If you can ID any of these students, please let 
Falls County Coordinator know.

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School
Teachers

Early 1900's

This picture was taken in the early 1900's in front of the frame structure Eddy High School building, and shows some of the instructors that taught at that school.

(L to R)

Professor Goodman, Miss Emma Nabors, Ms. Ethel Gordon, and Miss Mattie B. Brown

Robert L. Haddock

Emma Nabors

Early Photo

An early photo of Miss Emma Nabors, longtime teacher in the Eddy area. During the course of her teaching career, Miss Nabors taught at schools in Troy, Moody and Eddy, before retiring in 1935. This photo was probably taken around 1912 to 1916.

Submitted by
Grace Ashley

Id provided by Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School
Group Photo

(Frame Structure)
ca1910

This school photo was taken around 1910 in front of the frame structure school building that served as the Eddy High school, after the previous school was destroyed by fire. This building served the Eddy community until 1913, when a new brick high school building was built a short distance away.

(L to R)

Front Row:
Barto Hodge, Earl Stone, Hugh Weir,
Herbert Stone, Leslie Mixson, Tom Gaddy

Middle Row:
Unknown, Clarence Denney, Murray Hooper,
Arthur Cook, Ira Weir, Leonard Mixson,
Shelby Faulkner, Jim Faulkner, Bodie Bateman,
Laura Mixson, unknown, Nellie Mixson,
Unknown, Ora Gaddy (behind), Leota Cass

Back Row:
Sam Cole, Mr. Cook (teacher), Witt Harwell,
Linda Flowers, Louise Harwell, Lenora Cass,
Eulalia Mixson

If you can ID any of the unknown students or notice an error in the identification of any student in this photo, please let Falls County Coordinator know.

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School
Student Body

ca1910

This photo shows another view of the Eddy High School frame structure building, with the students standing on the front porch of the school.

The only people that I can identify, with any degree of certainty, in this picture are:

(L to R)

Top row
(standing)

Clarence Denney - Far left
Emma Nabors - Teacher (3rd from left)
Ethel (Gordon) Osborn - Teacher (4th from left)
Mattie B. Brown - Teacher (5th from left)
Professor Goodman - Teacher (6th from left)

If you can ID any of these students, please let 
Falls County Coordinator know.

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School
(Brick building)

Laying the cornerstone-1913

This photo was taken during the laying of the cornerstone during the construction of the new Eddy High School brick building, built sometime in 1913. Participating in this ceremony were Mrs. Dan Harwell (2nd from left) and Mr. Dan Harwell (3rd from left). The young girl in the bonnet is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Dan Harwell. The other individuals in this photo are not identified

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School
(Brick Building)

Under Construction-1913

This photo was taken sometime during construction of the new Eddy High School brick school building in 1913.


Please take note of the information written at top of photo-rlh

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School

Student Body Photo

ca1913-14

EHS
Student Body Photo
(Taken in front of the Eddy High School building)

Identified students in this photo are:

Front Row:
Ernest Denney - (4th from right)

Second Row:
Clarence Denney - (3rd from right)
Bryant Neely Tolbert - (5th from right)

If you can ID any of the other students, please let
Falls County Coordinator know.

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School

Class of '14

EHS
Class of 1914
Senior Class Photo

Identified students in this photo are:

Back row:
Clarence Denney-(Far Left)
Bryant Neeley Tolbert-(Far right)

If you can ID any of the other students, please let 
Falls County Coordinator know.

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School

Class of '14

Commencement

EHS
Class of 1914
Commencement Program
June 17, 1914

Cover Page
List of Graduates

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School

2nd & 3rd Grade
ca1918

EHS
2nd & 3rd Grade Classes
ca1918

This photo, of the 2nd & 3rd grade classes attending Eddy High School, was taken around 1918, in front of the school building.

The boy listed as 'Albert' in this photo was Albert Denney.

If you can ID any of these students, please let 
Falls County Coordinator know.

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School

Student Body
Photo
ca1919

EHS
Student Body
ca1919

Photo of entire EHS Student Body. Taken around 1919 in front of Eddy High School building.

Note:
Attempts to enlarge this photo and retain the images of the individuals was unsuccessful-rlh

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School

Unknown Class Year

EHS
(Unknown Class Year)

(L to R)

Back Row:
(1) Goober Anderson, (2) Red Cook, (3) Ernest Denney,
(4) Bill Scott, (5) Tom Moore, (6) Joe Elliott,
(7) George Ashworth, (8) Don Laughlin, (9) Charlie Carpenter,
(10) Mims Case, (11) Fussy Miracle, (12) Jim P. Wilkerson,
(13) Jack Roming, (14) Leroy Owens, (15) Herschel Fullbright,
(16) Carlton Smith

3rd Row back:
(17) Albert Tunstall, (18) Dewey Laughlin, (19) Aubrey Willis,
(20) Elmore Gaddy, (21) Raymond Thompson, (22) Sam Elliott,
(23) Milton Thompson

2nd Row back:
(24) Kate Williams, (25) Ruby Smith, (26) Pansy Harris,
(27) Ersie Carthorn, (28) Vivian Harris, (29) Virgie Conner,
(30) Ruby Isom, (31) Anna Mae Maberry, (32) Faye Duke,
(33) Allie Bradley

Front row:
(34) Dink Shillings, (35) Ethel Nixon, (36) Hinda Nabors,
(37) Kathleen Fagg, (38) Leta Laughlin

Note:
I believe that this photo represents either the Class of 1920 or 1921.

Print copy of photo
Please use this copy of photo when printing to hardcopy-rlh

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School

2nd & 3rd Grade Classes
1923

EHS
2nd & 3rd grade students
1923

(Future Classes of 1932 & 1933)

(L to R)

Bottom Row (seated):
Rodoneck Long, Billy Nabors, Fred Ricketts,
Louis Barth, Connally McKay, Billy Watson,
Ira D. Jones, Sam Wilkerson

Second Row:
Billy Burks, Thomas Cole, Alice Harris,
Dorothy Dilworth, Lola Mae Lewis, Hollis Harwell,
Margaret Dunning, Jennette Carney, Dorothy Nell Darby,
Margaret Greer, Doris Carter

Third Row:
Unknown, Aubrey Williams, Jake Williams,
Carol Stokes, J. C. Hargrove, Kammie Fulch,
Inez Hargrove, Ellen Carnes, Ruth Dyer,
Louise Casburn, Maudie Fitch

Fourth Row:
Red Huber, Alva Anderson, Lewis or Fred Elliott,
Mary Dell Dunlap, unknown, unknown,
Virginia Gaddy, Liza Hargrove or Inez Hortense,
Mary Lewellen, Margaret Owens

If you can ID any of the unknown students, please let 
Falls County Coordinator know.

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School

Class of '24

EHS
Class of 1924
Senior Class photo

(L to R)

Cat Connally, Clarence Battle, Cecil Allen,
Jesse Smith, Witt (Dude) Laughlin, Anderson Stepp,
Elmo Gaddy, Flex Honnoll, Hezzie Greenlee

Note:
The quality of this photocopy is very poor. The faces of Clarence Battle and Jesse Smith were not visible in the original. -rlh

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy Elementary

Class Picture
ca1924-25

EHS
Class Picture
ca1924-25

Bea's School, my Mother's sister, Beatrice June Woodard, is the child someone marked with a red X. Miss Emma Nabors, the teacher, who is standing in the back row, third from the right, wearing a sweater.

Charles Edwin Dunning is on the 2nd row at the very end on the right.

If you can ID any others in this picture or give a date, please contact 
Falls County Coordinator.

Billie Gage

Teacher ID by Robert L. Haddock

Charles Edwin Dunning ID by

Melinda Dunning McDowell

Daughter of Charles

Eddy High School

Class of '25

EHS
Class of 1925
Senior Class photo

(L to R)

Front Row:
Joe McNair, Hazel Dyer, Lucile Smith,
Edith Sanders, Alva Mae Schleede, Zora Lee Greathouse

Top Row:
Aubrey Harris, Richard (Dub) Pryor, Alvin McNair,
J. T. McNair, J. D. Gordon, Lewis Warriner,
D. P. Tunstall

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School

Class of '26

EHS
Class of 1926
Senior Class Photo

(L to R)

Top Row:
Raymond Schleede, Edward "Dick" Appleby, Orville "Keggy" Morris,
Opie Williams, Arnold Harding, Albert Denny

Middle Row:
Elizabeth Coffee, Ethel Johnson, Mamye? Mangum,
Carey Allen Owens, Roy Scott, Wilma Maedgen,
Mabel Casburn

Front Row:
Clifford Honnell, Frances McKay, Robert Gordon,
Lorraine Tisdale, Carney Carpenter

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School

Class of '27

EHS
Class of 1927
Senior Class Photo

A handwritten list of the classmates of my Mother, Irue Woodard. She has them numbered but I'm not sure exactly how. However, her number is the number 4. She is located in the photo in the second row, first person standing on the left.

The individual in the back row; 2nd from the left, is Grady Stewart.

I also feel sure that the girl on the far left, in the middle row, is Josephine Watson, who later married Cecil Miracle of Eddy.

Back row: 3rd from left, #14 - Mary Louise Carter, President.

Front row: 2nd from left, #7 - Benton Allen.

If you have any info on this picture, please contact 
Falls County Coordinator.

Billie Gage

Stewart & Watson ID by Robert L. Haddock

Carter & Allen ID by Lena Stone Criswell

Eddy High School

5th Grade Class
1922

EHS
5th Grade Class
1922

(Future Class of 1928)

(L to R)

Bottom Row:
T. P. Ricketts, Kenneth Greer, George Maberry,
Freeman Carney, Charles Rufus Gates, Olin (Curley) Harris

Middle Row:
Oscar Porter, Cecil Huber, Dail Maedgen,
Madgie Lee Mayo, Mrs. Ethel Osborn (Teacher), Mary Jean Knight,
Katie Williams, Melba Bowers, Nelta Lynn Shilling,
Mary Lee Osborn, Beulah Huber, Virgie Crosby

Top Row:
Henry Huber, Bill Frosch, Robbie Keetch,
Cecil Gober, Mildred Battle, Faye Crosby,
Lee Maedgen, Alvin Hewitt, Paul Howell

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School

Class of '28

EHS
Class of 1928
Senior Class Photo

(Identified students)

(L to R)

Front Row:
Fred Stewart, Kenneth Greer, Garvin Shotwell,
Cumbee Allen, Ralph Phillips

Middle Row:
Dail Maedgen (Far left)

Top Row:
Albert Gumm (Far left), Bob McCoy (Far right)

If you can ID any others in this picture, please contact 
Falls County Coordinator.

Robert L. Haddock

McCoy ID was provided by Hazel McCoy Dooley

Eddy High School

Baseball Team
Spring-1928

EHS
Baseball team
Spring of 1928

(L to R)

Back row:
E. O. Miller-Teacher/Superintendent, Garvin Shotwell, Alfred Gumm,
Todd Stewart, Lee Maedgen, Alva Anderson,
Leland Payne, John Moore-Coach

Front row:
Boyd Laughlin-Mgr., Kenneth Greer, Pete Shotwell,
Jake Williams, Olin "Curley" Harris, Cumbee Allen,
Fred Stewart

Note:
In the description, at the bottom of the photo, the name "Alfred Gunn" should read "Alfred Gumm"-rlh

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School
Class of 1928
50th Class Reunion

June 21, 1978

Photo taken at the 50th class reunion of the Class of '28, held in the banquet room of the Quality Inn, Waco, Texas on June 21, 1978

Members of the Class of '28
Reunited

(L to R)

Standing:
Dail Maedgen, Ralph Phillips, Fred Stewart,
Boyd Laughlin, Bob McCoy, Alfred Gumm,
Cumbie Allen, Kenneth Greer

Seated:
Kate Williams Stepp, Katherine Elliott Rogers,
Mary Jean Knight Schwetmann, Josephine McNair Dobbins,
Mary Lee Osborn, Anna Laurel Maxwell Brown

Note:
The following article appeared in the Waco Tribune-Herald newspaper following the 50th class reunion of the EHS Class of '28.

Reunion Article

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School

Class of '29

EHS
Class of 1929
Senior Class Photo

(Identified Students)

(L to R)

Front row:
Bernard Emerson Stewart, Olin 'Curley' Harris,
Todd Stewart, unknown, Helen Roberta Nabors,
Mr. Elwell-Teacher, unknown, unknown,
Teet Martin

Back row:
George Andrew Jones, unknown, unknown,
unknown, Whitaker Herald, unknown,
Lucian McCoy, unknown, Clayborn Dunning

If you can ID any of the unknown students, please let 
Falls County Coordinator know.

Robert L. Haddock

Jones ID from Tim Jones

McCoy ID from Jim Miller McCoy

Eddy High School

Football Team
Fall-1928

EHS
Football Team
Fall of 1928

(L to R)

Back Row:
Clint Keetch, Marcus Hamlin, Reginald Clark,
Leland Payne, Casey Barth, Winifred Hay,
Teet Martin, Bernard Allen, Wilson Maedgen,
Robert Hamlin, Alva Anderson

Middle Row:
Mr. Elwell (teacher), George Jones, Curtis Johnson,
Whitaker Herald, Ted Cormany, Jake Williams,
John Moore-Coach

Front Row:
Sherman Daniels, Curtis Clark, Todd Stewart,
Olin (Curly) Harris, Clois Stone, Clayborne Dunning

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School

Pep Squad
1928-29

EHS
Pep Squad Team Members
1928-29

(L to R)

Front Row:
Margaret Owens, Lola Mae Lewis, Corine Gurley,
Madgie Lee Davis, Ethel Hairston, Norene Beard,
Doris Carter, unknown, Virginia Gaddy

Second Row:
Agnes Bufkin, Meda Venice McCain, Rose LaDene Cormany,
Annie Ruth Cook, Carlene Gunn, Helen Nabors,
unknown, unknown

Third Row:
Zara Shields, Ernestine Harrell, Florence Crosby,
Lucile McCoy, Carrie Harrell, Zola Elliott,
Ellen Carnes

Back Row:
Ruth Dyer, ? Hammons, Margaret Dunning,
Lillian Cousins, Lucile Appleby, Christine Spivey,
unknown, Mary Francis Morris, Cecil Johnson

If you can ID any of the unknown students, please let 
Falls County Coordinator know.

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School

(Brick Building)
ca1940

By 1940, when this picture was made, this building, which was formerly Eddy high school, was being used strictly as an elementary school. The new consolidated Bruceville-Eddy High School stucco building had been built and grades 7 through 11 were moved there-lsc

Ken Gates

Info from Lena Stone Criswell

Eddy High School

Early map showing location

This photo shows a portion of an early map of Eddy (ca1915), part of the Albert Denney photo collection, that identifies the location of the brick Eddy High School building, built in 1913 and used until ca1940 when the building was torn down.

Note:
The site of the school, indicated by text, can be seen in center portion of map, near the old Moody highway, the main route of traffic between Eddy and Moody during that period.

Robert L. Haddock

Eddy High School

Remains of school building

This picture, taken by me in 2000, shows what remains of the foundation and walls of the Eddy High School building in Eddy, McLennan County, TX.

Note:
The remains of the old school building can be seen in the center of the photo. There is a pile of bricks and, to the right of that, part of the front steps and concrete foundation-rlh

Robert L. Haddock

   


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