Early Illinois Women

Early Education in Cass County

Some of the photos, etc. taken from An Illustrated Directory of Cass County Schools, by A. E. Hinners, County Superintendent, Copyrighted 1902.

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Crows Point School - District 112, 17-8 pg. 4, 1901-1902


Walnut Grove School - District 52, 17-9, pg. 5, 1901-1902


Ex-County Superintendent John G. Pearn - Principal at Ashland Schools, pg.6


Centenary School - District 28, 17-8 pg. 7


Miss M.S. Kilman - Taught three terms in Cass County, p. 8


Ashland High School - District 57, 17-8 pg. 9


Gurney School - District 56, 17-8 & 9, pg. 10


Sugar Grove School - District 30, 17-9, pg. 11


Harmony School - District 55, 17-9, pg. 12


Union School - District 55, pg. 13


Box Elder School - District 9, 18-10, pg. 14


Circleville School - District 26, 18-8, pg. 15


Ralph R. Holmes, Principal of Ashland Schools, pg. 16, 1901-1902


Bailey School - District 27, 18-8 and 9, pg. 17, 1901-1902


Group of Virginia Teachers - (left to right) Ella Wilson, Kate Bellersheim, Anna Suffern, Ernestine Hillig, Mabel Leeper, Josephine Sallee, pg. 18


Miss Harmonia Tate with child - Primary teacher in Virginia Schools, pg. 19, 1901-1902


Babb Sschool - District 58, 17-8, pg. 20


Miss Lena Rausch - Primary Teacher in Beardstown Schools, pg. 21


Mrs. J. G. Dowler - We take pleasure in presenting the picture of Mrs. J.G. Dowler, who is a pioneer school teacher of this county and perhaps of the state. Mrs. Dowler has taught for forty-four consecutive years in the Beardstown schools. A great many of Beardstown's prominent citizens were at one time pupils of hers. In addition to her many years' experience Mrs. Dowler keeps abreast with the times and is well psoter on the modern methods employed in teaching. We believe that Mrs. Dowler's record as a teacher can hardly be duplicated. pg. 22, 1901-1902


Philadelphia School - District 53, 17-9, pg. 23


Map of Old Country Schools and Churches in Cass County, Illinois, 1837-1987


Map key of Old Country Schools and Churches in Cass County, Illinois, 1837-1987


Ashland School Children - 1911 - Room 6


Ashland School Children, 1908?


Ashland School Children - 1906 - 2nd grade

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