Yorkville School

yorkville-1883-598

Source: Meader Collection, Volume 36
Location: Section 19, north side of East D Avenue east of 37th Street.

The following description is taken verbatim from volume 36 of the Meader Collection.

Yorkville School was first housed just north of the site of the Yorkville Church. That was prior to 1839. Among those who attended there were Helen Caryl, Abbie Fox, Forrest Fox, Belden Phillips, Frank Kane, Lizzie Kane. No photograph of this building is available.

The second building, a photograph of whch is attached, was erected on the site of the present building in the fall of 1882. In this building  Lillie Morey was the first teacher. This building was used until 1919, when the present structure was erected and the old building was sold to Arthur Howell and remodelled for a dwelling. It is the first house east of the Roman Catholic chapel on the same side of M 89. The purchase price was $175.00.

Teachers

Among the teachers who have taught in the Yorkville School are the following:

1891 - Forrest Fox taught the school;

1894 - Elida Browne taught the winter term with 23 scholars, among them Glenn and Roy Graham, James and Belden Phillips and Ray Johnson; Cleo Ide taught the next fall with 19 scholars;

1895 - Elida Browne taught the spring term with 20 scholars; Ina Snover taught the next fall term with 24 scholars;

1896 - Ina Snover taught the winter term with 21 scholars; Blanche Thorpe taught the spring term with 21 scholars; she also taught the fall term that year with 22 scholars;

1897 - Blanche Thorpe was the teacher with 23 scholars for the winter term; C. W. Oakley was the teacher for the spring term with 15 scholars; T. G. Foster taught the fall term with 19 scholars;

1898 - T. G. Foster taught both winter and spring terms with 20 scholars in the winter and 12 in the spring; Cora Amanda Gay taught the fall term with 21 scholars;

1899 - Cora Amanda Gay taught both winter and spring terms, with 22 scholars in the winter and 17 in the spring; Alleyne Sweetland taught the fall term with 22 scholars;

1900 - Alleyne Sweetland taught both winter and spring terms with 24 scholars in the winter and 26 in the spring; Ruby Babcock taught the next fall term with 26 scholars;

1901 - Ruby Babcock taught with 28 scholars in the winter term and 19 in the spring term; Laura Haight taught the fall term 17 scholars;

1902 - Laura Haight taught the winter term with 16 scholars; George Wandell taught the spring term with 16 scholars;

1908 - Humphrey Daniels taught the fall term with 25 scholars;

1909 - Humphrey Daniels taught the winter, spring and fall terms with scholars 27, 22 and 25 respectively;

1910 - Humphrey Daniels taught the winter, spring and fall terms with scholars 33, 32 and 32 respectively;

1911 - Karl L. Kelser taught winter, spring and fall terms with scholars 24, 19 and 26 respectively;

1912 - Mary G. Cromb taught winter and fall terms with scholars 26 and 32 respectively;

1913 - Hazel Nevins taught with 29 scholars;

1914 - Mabel M. Leonard was the teacher with 21 scholars;

1915 - Mabel M. Leonard teacher with 37 scholars;

1916 - Mabel M. Leonard teacher with 37 scholars;

1917 - Mabel M. Leonard, teacher, with 30 scholars;

1918 - Mabel M. Leonard, teacher, winter and spring terms with 40 scholars; Humphrey Daniels taught the fall term with 51 scholars;

1919 - Humphrey Daniels taught the winter and spring terms with 41 scholars in the spring; Laura Hagelshaw taught the fall term with 41 scholars;

1920 - Laura Hagelshaw taught the winter and spring terms with scholars 29 in winter and 34 in spring;

1921 - Hazel Nevins taught with Lyle Crandall in charge of the highter grades;

yorkvilleschool-1922-598

Source: Meader Collection, Volume 36

1922 - Hazel Nevins and Lyle Crandall were the teachers;

1923 - Hazel Nevins and Lyle Crandall were the teachers;

1924 - Hazel Nevins Mullen and Edna Shuster were the teachers;

1925 - Hazel Nevins Mullen Wildermuth and Edna Shuster were the teachers;

1926 - Mrs. Wildermuth and Clifford Dixon were teachers; Mr. Dixon quit before the year was out and Mrs. June Tullson finished the year;

1927-30 - Mrs. Wildermuth and Roy McIntyre were the teachers;

1930-33 - Mrs. Wildermuth and Forrest Gould were teachers;

1933-35 - Mrs. Wildermuth and Walter Gorsline were teachers;

1935-1936 - Mrs. Wildermuth and Florence Maurer, teachers;

1936-42 - Mrs. Wildermuth and Mrs. Lucile Greer were the teachers, the former teaching the higher grades and the latter the lower grades.

 

Sources

Books

Historical directory

  • Collected and compiled by Robert Eugene Meader
  • H 920 M481, volume 36

Maps and atlases

USGS topographic map for Kalamazoo County, 1918 (Galesburg Quadrangle)

  • History Room map case, left drawer #1