A recent prompt for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is School Days.
My grandmother, Florrie THOMAS MARTIN (1894-1979) was a teacher before she married my grandfather, Joel Daniel MARTIN (1886-1955). She likely only taught for a year or two since she married in June 1914. She taught at a school near Messer’s Mill which was on the land that became Fort Jackson in Richland County, South Carolina.
Grandma saved a lot of things
It’s quite clear where the packrat genes came from in my family tree. The only school paper she saved, though, was this list of the all the states, their capitals, and what I think is the most populated city in each state. She wrote 1907/1909 on it later as the date it was originally written, but that can’t be right. Alaska wasn’t a territory until 1912. Her memory was off by a few years.
What school is this?
She also saved a photo showing a 2-story school house with teachers and students in front. I don’t know what school this is, and I don’t recognize anyone in the photo. Was it the school she taught at? Perhaps.
What school memorabilia do you have from your ancestors? I’d love to hear about it.
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