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Bethany School 1919

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On 3 Dec 2019 wrote:

Back of picture says Examination Day 1919.

From the Douglas County Herald newspaper, May 1, 1919 -- "The Bethany School closed April 23. The scholars who took the 8th grade examination are: Lawrence Biggs, Harold Bayless, Lorena Lawson, Opal Pease, Blanche McMurtrey and Eva Lindesmith." Their teacher was Mr. Allen Rankin.

The girls might be in the order mentioned above. The 4th girl is Eva Lindesmith-14, and pretty sure the 2nd one is Opal Pease. Opal was Eva's aunt. On this standardized test, Eva got the highest score in Douglas County and won an award. Her family had moved to the Topaz/Vanzant/Mt. Ararat area before the end of school, but Eva came back to Bethany to take the test.

Douglas County Herald - July 10, 1919 - Topaz - "We feel proud to state that a student of Mt. Arrat (sic) school, Eva Lindesmith won the free business course awarded for the best grade made by the 8th grade graduates of Douglas County. Miss Eva went to school most of the year at Bethany and once when congratulated upon her success, she modestly replied, 'Mr. Rankins did it.'"

Her second cousin, Alice Doolen (who later married the teacher, Allen Rankin) won the award two years before. She was also a student at Bethany Hall school.


On 30 Nov 2019 wrote:

grandpa's picture box


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