West Township School Records

Jim Davis, long-time Juniata Valley elementary teacher, inherited a box of West Township school records from a time when his grandfather was a school director. Before the era of school consolidation, every township had its own directors, hired its own teachers, and collected its own tax revenues. Nancy Shedd transcribed the records.

Bridge School

TeacherYear
Ida Miller1904
Homer Miller1905 - 1906
Harry W. Miller1907
H.A. Moore1908
T.E. Huston1909 - 1910
J. Braden Thompson1911
Anna Lightner1912
Elsie Ewing1913
Elizabeth Greenawalt1919 - 1921
Jane Parsons1922
Lucy Scott1924
Mary A. Hutchison1925 - 1927

 

Fairfield School, on Myton Road near Cottage, ceased being used as a school in the 1930’s.

Fairfield School

TeacherYear
Mary E. Gregory1904 - 1905
Esther J. Bell1906
Eva Baumgardner1907 - 1911
Roxie Johnston1912 - 1913
Mae Kidder1927

 

Globe Run School group of about 1915 with Harry Russler as the teacher.

Globe Run School

TeacherYear
Walter A. Snyder1904
William E. Bell1905
Mame Mierley1906
Bertha Stewart1907
Ethel Porter1908
Ada Gilliland1909 - 1911
Viola J. Eberle1912 - 1913
Thomas A. Clark1914
Harry Russler1915
Bessie Ewing1916
Mae Kidder1917-19, 1926
Mary A. Hutchison1920 - 1921
Lucy E. Scott1922
Elizabeth Greenawalt1924 - 1925

 

This view of Mooresville shows the white 2-story school at right, beside the church, and the old academy building on the hill, in the center of the image.

Mooresville School

TeacherYear
Walter A. Snyder1904
William E. Bell1905
Mame Mierley1906
Bertha Stewart1907
Ethel Porter1908
Ada Gilliland1909 Ð 1911
Viola J. Eberle1912 Ð 1913
Thomas A. Clark1914
Harry Russler1915
Bessie Ewing1916
Mae Kidder1917-19, 1926
Mary A. Hutchison1920 - 1921
Lucy E. Scott1922
Elizabeth Greenawalt1924 - 1925

 

Myton School still stands, but is much more deteriorated than in this view from the 1960’s.

Myton School

TeacherYear
Viola E. Bell1919
Roxie P. Johnston1920
Jane Parsons1921
Elizabeth Greenawalt1923
Helen J. Duff1925

 

Contracts with West Township School Teachers

TeacherSchoolYearPay
Ada GillilandGlobe Run1910$40/mo.
T.E. HustonBridge1910$50/mo.
Anna LightnerMooresville1910$50/mo.
Ethel PorterRidge1910$40/mo.
Maye HamerBridge1911$50/mo.
Eva BaumgardnerFairfield1911$50/mo.
Ella HaulmanMyton1911$40/mo.
Anna LightnerMooresville1911$50/mo.
Esther BellMyton1911$50/mo.
Ada GillilandGlobe Run1911$40/mo.
J. Braden ThompsonBridge1911$40/mo.
Jessie R. GregoryMyton1912$40/mo.
Viola J. EberleGlobe Run1912$40/mo.
Ada GillilandMooresville1912$40/mo.
Roxie P. JohnstonFairfield1912$40/mo.
Anna LightnerBridge1912$50/mo.
Mary M. HawnRidge1912$40/mo.
Viola J. EberleGlobe Run1913$40/mo.
Roxie P. JohnstonFairfield1913$40/mo.
Jessie Ross GregoryMyton1913$50/mo.
Anna LightnerMooresville1913$50/mo.
Roxie P. JohnstonFairfield1914$40/mo.
Thomas A. ClarkeGlobe Run1914$40/mo.
Jessie R. GregoryMyton1914$50/mo.
Anna LightnerBridge1914$50/mo.
Elsie EwingMooresville1914$50/mo.
Robert E. BellWarrior Ridge1914$40/mo.
Harry RusslerGlobe Run1915$40/mo.
Viola J. EberleFairfield1915$40/mo.
Elsie EwingMooresville1915$50/mo.
Cloyd DavisWarrior Ridge1915$40/mo.
Anna M. LightnerBridge1915$50/mo.
Annie LightnerBridge1916$50/mo.
Elsie EwingFairfield1916$50/mo.
Thomas ClarkMooresville1916
Viola BellMyton1916$40/mo.
Mildred C. EllisRidge1916$40/mo.
Bessie EwingGlobe Run1916$40/mo.
R. Woods CroyleMooresville High1916$40/mo.
Charles HutchisonWarrior Ridge1917$40/mo.
Roxie JohnstonRidge1917$50/mo.
Ethel Mae KidderGlobe Run1917$40/mo.
Royal G. ShankMooresville High1917$80/mo.
Viola BellMyton1917$45/mo.
Elsie EwingFairfield1918$55/mo.
Ella HaulmanMooresville1918$45/mo.
Viola BellBridge1918$45/mo.
Florence HilbishMooresville High1918$80/mo.
Charlotte JacksonMyton1918$45/mo.
Mae KidderGlobe Run1918$45/mo.
Roxie JohnstonRidge1918$55/mo.
Olive StifflerMyton1919$60/mo.
Elsie EwingMooresville Prim.1919$75/mo.
Mae KidderGlobe Run1919$60/mo.
Roxie JohnstonRidge1919$75/mo.
Viola E. BellMyton1919$60/mo.
Margaret EwingMooresville High1919$100/mo.
Elizabeth GreenawaltBridge1919$60/mo.
Mary HutchisonGlobe Run1920$60/mo.
Margaret EwingMooresville High1920$100/mo.
Elsie EwingMooresville1920$75/mo.
Roxie JohnstonMyton1920$75/mo.
Elizabeth GreenawaltBridge1920$60/mo.
Mae KidderRidge1920$75/mo.
Elizabeth GreenawaltBridge1921$75/mo.
Roxie P. JohnstonMooresville1921$85/mo.
Mary Jane ParsonMyton1921$75/mo.
Mary A. HutchisonGlobe Run1921$75/mo.
Marshall CroyleRidge1921$75/mo.
Marshall CroyleMyton1922$75/mo.
Roxie JohnstonMooresville1922$100/mo.
Jane ParsonsBridge1922$75/mo.
Lucy ScottGlobe Run1922$75/mo.
Chloe BriggsRidge1922$75/mo.

 

These students at the McGuire School (Logan Twp.) about 1914 are (front row) Caroline Sprankle, Grace Huling, Edwin Huling, Ruth Mateer, Hazel Jackson, Clarence Jackson; (back row) teacher Mary Nelson, Frances Sprankle, Blanch Shoemaker, Ethel Shoemaker, Philip Sprankle, and Roy Showmaker. Thanks to the Petersburg Heritage Museum for permission to use many of the school photos that illustrate the West Township School pages.

Students

Note: This alphabetical listing of student names gives the age, school, and year when each student was first named in teachers’ records. Continuing attendance of the same student at the same school is not indicated. If a name appears more than once, it denotes a change in the school attended, often indicating the family had moved. Notes appear occasionally in the records indicating a student’s move to another school or area.

NameAgeSchool [Bridge Fairfield Globe Run Mooresville]
Armstrong, LeonardB 13
Baird, George11GR 04
Barr, RoyB 19
Baumgardner, Eva14F 05
Beard, Mary14GR 04
Beatty, Elizabeth14B 07
Beatty, Rachel6B 07
Bigelow, OscarMo 06
Biglow, Edith16F 12
Biglow, Oscar13F 05
Bilger, Anna7GR 13
Bilger, ElizabethGR 07
Bilger, Mabel16GR 04
Bilger, May6GR 10
Bilger, Miriam13GR 04
Bilger, William 7GR 09
Blair, Charles19Mo 08
Blatt, Mary14B 04
Blatt, Walter18B 04
Boring, Chalmers12Mo 07
Borst, AlvinMo 09
Borst, Esther6Mo 08
Borst, Lewis6Mo 10
Borst, Lewis8F 12
Borst, Mona16MoHi 02
Borst, Roy11MoHi 02
Borst, Roy12Mo 03
Borst, Roy13GR 04
Borst, Ruth6F 12
Bousum, Mae11Mo 07
Bousum, Sarah9B 13
Bowen, Susie12B 19
Bowman, Mary7Mo 07
Bowsum, Sarah8F 12
Brooks, Elmer6Mo 07
Brooks, Lloyd14B 10
Burkholder, Agnes6Mo 07
Burkholder, Dorothy4Mo 07
Burkholder, George6B 09
Burkholder, Thomas13B 09
Burkholder, Walter9B 09
Campbell, Martha6GR 10
Carney, Jessie13GR 04
Carney, John10GR 04
Carolus, Charley5GR 06
Carolus, Clara7GR 08
Carolus, Edna7GR 04
Carolus, Frances6GR 06
Carolus, John15GR 19
Carolus, William9GR 04
Chaplin, Carrie13F 05
Chaplin, Florence7B 11
Clark, Hugh6Mo 08
Clark, Mary7Mo 08
Clark, Thomas8Mo 03
Clark, Willa5Mo 03
Coffman, Clarence10B 09
Coffman, Edith12B 09
Coffman, Margaret14B 09
Couts, Ethel12F 12
Croyle, MarshalMo 06
Croyle, Walter13GR 08
Croyle, Woods10Mo 03
Davis, Cloyd K.10B 04
Davis, ClydeF 05
Davis, Earl E.11B 04
Davis, Ernest T.6B 04
Davis, Esther8B 19
Davis, Marie6B 05
Davis, William8B 04
Dearmitt, Edna11My 19
DeArmitt, EstherB 20
DeArmitt, Howard6B 20
DeArmitt, LeoneB 11
Ditsworth, RobertMo 04
Dittsworth, Luella6Mo 05
Dittsworth, Mary7Mo 08
Dunahay, Mary11B 08
Dunahay, Raymond14B 08
Dunahay, Thomas17B 09
Eberle, Armour8F 05
Eberle, Viola10F 05
Ellenberger, Zelda17F 13
Etter, AlvinMo 09
Ewing, Elsie17MoHi 02
Ewing, Elsie18Mo 03
Ewing, Florie6Mo 03
Ewing, Mabel11Mo 03
Ewing, Maggie12Mo 03
Ewing, Margaret11MoHi 02
Ewing, Oliver6Mo 05
Ewing, Roger15MoHi 02
Ewing, Russell6Mo 08
Ewing, TalithaMo 08
Ewing, Tillie8Mo 03
Foster, Guy10F 09
Foster, Guy6GR 04
Foster, Guy8F 07
Foster, John22GR 04
Foster, Joseph16GR 04
Foster, Lillian13B 19
Foster, Lillian5GR 11
Foster, Mildred9B 19
Foster, Palmer7B 19
Foster, RalphB 19
Foster, Ralph6B 10
Foster, Ralph7GR 11
Fouse, George6B 11
Friday, Marie11B 19
Friday, Mary9B 19
Friday, Mildred9B 19
Friday, Olive13B 19
Gardner, ClarenceF 05
Gardner, ClarenceMo 09
Gilliam, William14GR 04
Gilliland, Ada12Mo 03
Gilliland, Benton14MoHi 02
Gilliland, Benton15Mo 03
Gilliland, Catharine6B 10
Gilliland, Ernest8My 19
Gilliland, Madeline6B 09
Glasgow, AnnaB 12
Greenawalt, Elizabeth14B 05
Greenawalt, Graffius12B 19
Greenawalt, Graffius6B 13
Greenawalt, Hazel7B 19
Greenawalt, Helen6F 08
Greenawalt, Marion6F 10
Greenawalt, Metta16B 04
Greenawalt, Thelma12B 19
Greenawalt, Thelma6F 12
Grove, Esther7F 06
Grove, Laura Belle6F 08
Grove, Mary6F 10
Guyer, ArthurMo 07
Guyer, CyrusMo 05
Guyer, JohnMo 05
Guyer, PhilipMo 05
Guyer, RuthMo 05
Guyer, SamuelMo 05
Hagans, Russell11GR 07
Hamer, Chester17B 04
Hamer, Mildred14B 19
Hamer, Paul O.7B 04
Harpster, Charles12GR 09
Harpster, Perry15GR 09
Harrity, GraceMo 08
Hetrick, Freida12My 20
Hetrick, Miriam9My 20
Hewitt, Raymond11MoHi 02
Hewitt, Raymond12Mo 03
Hewitt, Thelma8Mo 03
Hines, WilliamF 08
Hockby, Isabell17Mo 07
Hockenberry, Belle15Mo 05
Hoffer Elizabeth7GR 19
Hoffer, Bertha8GR 19
Hoffer, Harry11GR 19
Hoffer, Hazel13GR 19
Hoffer, Roy6GR 21
Hundsrucker, Frances B 19
Hundsrucker, Grace8B 19
Hutchison, Carmon5Mo 03
Hutchison, Charlie8Mo 03
Hutchison, Mary6Mo 08
Ingram, James7F 12
Ingram, William6F 13
Irvin, Lilian12Mo 09
Isenberg, Huller13MoHi 02
Isenberg, Jesse17MoHi 02
Johnson, Anna15MoHi 02
Johnson, Margaret8B 20
Johnston, Anna16Mo 03
Johnston, Cora6Mo 07
Johnston, Cora6Mo 08
Johnston, Earl13F 05
Johnston, Mary7F 05
Johnston, Maud17F 05
Johnston, Ralph10F 05
Johnston, Robert7Mo 07
Johnston, Roxie10Mo 03
Jones, Arthur 12GR 04
Jones, Bennie5GR 04
Jones, Bessie13GR 04
Kaufman, Dora13F 13
Kaufman, Frank11F 13
Kaufman, Harry9F 13
Kaufman, RalphGR 19
Kaufman, Ralph7F 13
Kidder, Blair9Mo 03
Kidder, Mae6Mo 03
Kidder, Willa11Mo 03
Koesbauer, CatharineB 07
Koesbauer, Frances6B 07
Koesbauer, John11B 06
Koesbauer, Michael9B 06
Lash, William6My 19
Lightner, Carl12Mo 03
Lightner, Carl14F 05
Lightner, ChesterMo 04
Lightner, Gertrude7Mo 05
Lightner, Gertrude8F 06
Lightner, Harry7Mo 03
Lightner, Harry9F 05
Lightner, JohnMo 04
Lightner, Russell10Mo 03
Lightner, Russell12F 05
Lightner, Sarah15Mo 05
Lightner, Wilbur5Mo 03
Lightner, Wilbur7F 05
Livingstone, May18MoHi 02
Longenecker, Willie16B 04
Longenecker, GeorgiaMo 04
Longenecker, Georgia8B 05
Longenecker, MaeMo 04
Longenecker, May10B 05
Longenecker, Ruth7B 07
Lowe, Willie8My 19
Luke, Emma13GR 04
Luke, Jennie6GR 07
Luke, Samuel7GR 07
Luke, William6GR 10
Malloy, Mary8Mo 08
Maslo, Earnest7GR 19
Maslo, Kathryn10GR 19
Maslo, Mary6GR 21
McCalley, William6GR 04
McCauley, William8Mo 05
McCool, GraceMo 10
McCormick, Rosie16B 04
McCormick, Theodore14MoHi 02
McCormick, Theodore16B 04
McCrum, Elsie13MoHi 02
McCrum, Esther12GR 21
McCrum, Joe17F 08
McCrum, JosephMo 04
McCrum, Orville15GR 21
McKinney, JohnMo 07
MCormick, Rosie13MoHi 02
Miler, Esther11B 19
Miller, Alvin6B 05
Miller, DonaldB 08
Miller, Evelyn13B 19
Miller, Evelyn6B 12
Miller, Gretta7B 19
Miller, Hattie6B 09
Miller, Isabella6B 05
Miller, Ivan5B 20
Miller, James5B 06
Miller, LeRoy6F 09
Miller, LeRoy9GR 12
Miller, Ray F.17B 04
Miller, Samuel5B 05
Miller, StellaB 05
Montgomery, Esther6Mo 03
Montgomery, Mabel12Mo 03
Montgomery, Margaret8Mo 03
Montgomery, Nancy10Mo 03
Montgomery, Rosie14MoHi 02
Moore, Arthur13Mo 03
Moore, Arthur13MoHi 02
Moore, Paul M.8B 04
Moore, Richard8Mo 03
Moore, William10MoHi 02
Moore, William11Mo 03
Morrison, BessieB 07
Morrison, Carl9B 07
Morrison, Charley8F 05
Morrison, Fisk12F 05
Morrison, JamesF 12
Morrison, Leonard6B 09
Musser, Cecil13F 10
Myers, EdithMo 06
Myers, IdaMo 06
Myton, Margaret6F 10
Nagle, IsabelMo 09
Nagle, John8B 06
Nagle, Wallace11Mo 03
Neisner, Adolph11B 19
Neuhart, Helen10B 20
Neuhart, Kenneth8B 20
Neuhart, Robert5B 20
Ott, Durbin13MoHi 02
Ott, Orville14MoHi 02
Parsons, Janie8Mo 08
Peters, William12B 04
Platt, Charles7GR 12
Porter, Esther13MoHi 02
Porter, Esther14Mo 03
Porter, Roy20MoHi 02
Porter, Vernon17MoHi 02
Powell, Elmer6GR 04
Powell, Elmer8B 06
Powell, Grace6B 07
Powell, Nora11B 06
Powell, Nora9GR 04
Quinn, Della5F 07
Quinn, Elmer12F 05
Quinn, Elmer13GR 05
Quinn, Nannie13F 05
Quinn, Nanny15GR 05
Quinn, RalphMo 10
Quinn, Ralph5F 08
Quinn, Ray16F 05
Rager, RosieB 20
Rager, Rosie13GR 19
Rager, WilliamB 20
Rager, William8GR 19
Rehn, Mary12GR 04
Richardson, ThelmaMo 06
Ross, BeulahGR 07
Ross, EmmaB 21
Ross, Fred6GR 07
Ross, George14B 20
Rudy, SamuelMo 09
Rupert, Harry6B 05
Rupert, SheldonB 06
Russler, Alice7B 06
Russler, Alice8GR 07
Russler, Alvin10GR 13
Russler, Chester10GR 07
Russler, Florence14B 20
Russler, Harry12B 06
Russler, Harry13GR 07
Russler, John 8B 20
Russler, Ralph6GR 07
Rutherford, Ettie14GR 04
Sahlin, MargueriteMo 09
Salain, AllenMo 06
Salain, Allen11F 09
Salian, Allen11GR 09
Schilling, Raymond13My 19
Schilling, RuthB 12
Schilling, Willis15My 19
Scott, Lucy6F 10
Shilling, Roy13F 06
Shilling, Ruth10F 06
Shimer, Madeline13Mo 07
Shope, Albert9GR 19
Shope, ClaraGR 19
Shope, Edith11GR 19
Shope, MaryB 13
Shope, Nathaniel7GR 19
Shope, WalterB 13
Shope, WalterGR 21
Smyers, CarlB 05
Smyers, EllisB 05
Smyers, HuldahB 05
Smyers, Norman15B 05
Stauffer, ElizabethGR 05
Stauffer, John GR 05
Steel, Lourane14Mo 03
Steele, Charles16Mo 03
Stengel, Anna13F 07
Stengel, Anna9B 06
Stengel, Francis16F 07
Stengel, Frank15B 06
Stephens, Ellen9B 04
Stewart, William5B 04
Stong, BruceB 05
Stong, Bruce6Mo 05
Stong, WilliamB 05
Stong, William7Mo 05
Stull, ClarenceMo 10
Stull, Clarence6F 10
Swan, Mary7B 19
Swan, Ralph5B 19
Thompson, Edith9My 19
Thompson, EthelB 06
Thompson, Ethel13Mo 03
Thompson, Gertrude9B 10
Thompson, Jesse8B 10
Thompson, Marguerite6My 19
Thompson, Paul14My 19
Thompson, Paul6B 11
Thompson, Richard11My 19
Thompson, Wilbur6B 10
Wagner, William7My 20
Waite, ClarenceB 11
Waite, Lester6B 11
Waite, RoyB 11
Walls, Maybel11B 11
Warner, Rebecca7Mo 08
Warner, Robert6Mo 08
Watson, HarryMo 04
Watson, JohnMo 04
Weiand, Ella9Mo 08
Weiand, Laura11Mo 08
Weight, Clarence13F 12
Weight, Lester7F 12
Weight, Roy14F 12
Wheeler, Bessie15F 06
Wheeler, Maude9F 10
Wheeler, Robert6F 09
Wheeler, Thomas12F 06
Whitsel, Annie6Mo 10
Whitsel, Annie9GR 11
Whitsel, Blanch15GR 11
Whitsel, Blanche11F 06
Whitsel, Blanche12Mo 10
Whitsel, Cora15F 06
Williams, Harrison6Mo 08
Wilson, Agnes18MoHi 02
Wilson, CharlesF 10
Wilson, Mae12B 19
Wilson, Prudence10Mo 03
Wilson, Wallace8GR 19
Yingling, Beatrice14B 20
Yingling, Beatrice7F 13