Munsey, BARRY COUNTY, MISSOURI SCHOOL DAYS - Page 8
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Males - name and age:
Byron Ketcham, age 11;
Troy Cornell, age 8;
Leroy Cornell, age 11;
William Whittington age 11;
Leroy Whittington, age 18;
Richard Whittington, age 17;
James Whittington, age 19;
Fred Parish, age 10;
Burton Parish, age 13;
Charles Tucker, age 11;
William Larcey, age 12;
Joseph Larcey, age 19;
Joseph Abbott, age 17;
Calvin Skelton, age 18;
Ethel Stinson, age 16;
William Dell, age 13;
Henry Skelton, age 10;
Monroe Skelton, age 12;
William Farwell, age 10;
Robert Curry, age 14;
Albert Curry, age 15;
Murry Lewis, age 6;
Thomas Park, age 14;
Rueben Maloney, age 13;
Jackson Harris, age 11;
William Roller, age 14;
Benjamin Casey, age 12;
William Casey, age 8;
Albert Casey, age 14;
Finas Ball, age 19;
Silas Ball, age 15.
Females - Name and age:
Flossie Cornell, age 4;
Mary Casey, age 11;
Elsey Frail, age 7;
Crissie Tucker, age 7;
Rosa Tucker, age 14;
Adaline Maloney, age 9;
Annie Harris, age 14;
Luella Harris, age 12;
Arizona Skelton, age 14;
Columbia Skelton, age 16;
Dora Skelton, age 9;
Dollie Tucker, age 15,
Martle Munsey, age 5,
Clara Munsey 6,
Bell Hill, age 12;
Artely Whittington, age 12,
Mollie Larcey, age 6,
Julia Larcey, age 6,
Gertie Farwell, age 13,
Jocie Curry, age 5;
May Farwell, age 9;
Esty Farwell, age 6;
Minnie Parker, age 12;
Mary Skelton, age 6;
Mollie Curry, age 12;
Mary Curry, age 12;
Effie Tucker, age 5;
Julia Whittington, age 14;
Nancy Roller, age 13;
Malinda Roller, age 9.
The year is probably 1890 or 1891
Munsey School, Barry Co., MO
From the files of Georgia Ball Farwell and Darla Ball Marbut
Back row, 3rd from the left is Finas Ball
Standing in the back row third from left is Finas Ball - then count over from left 4 people from Finis Ball in the third row on the right, that one is a Reed, in front of her is another Reed.
On the end of second row on the right are three little girls. Two are Tuckers and one is Reed.
In front of those little girls sitting on the ground is a Tucker.
The boy on the first row first one on the left is probably Silas Ball.
On the 3d row, 4th and 5th girls on the right are Mollie and Julia Larcey.
Back row, 2nd from the right, the boy is Charley Curry.
From the research and photo
files of Joy Guentert
Identification of the Oct 17, 1913 - Munsey School photo below.
Darla Marbut's (T) denotes that this person thus marked was a Tucker descendant.
"In the early 1900's it was hard for folks in the Munsey Community to be able
to feed their families. Therefore the boys had to work or hunt wild game to help
provide food. Because of this, it was difficult for the boys to have much
education. They could only go to school when the weather was too cold and bad
for them to work or hunt and often only for a few days at a time. They were
pretty much their own boss and did just what they wanted to as long as they did
their chores and helped provide wild meat for the family. When they did come to
school, they were difficult to control especially for a young inexperienced
teacher. As many of the teachers, were young women in those days the older boys
who were disorderly caused them to resign.
Finally the school board found an older man who agreed to teach the school. They warned him that the older boys caused trouble when they came to school. In the middle of the winter when the older boys came to school more, they tried their tricks on the older man teacher. The older boys got to school early one morning and started the fire in the stove that heated the school. They let several of the younger children into the building with them and then locked the door so the teacher couldn't get in. No matter how the teacher tried to persuade the boys to open the door, they would not do so. So finally the teacher left. The boys thought they had won the battle and the teacher would turn in his resignation and leave. They felt they had outwitted the teacher.
After awhile when the boys were about ready to leave and go, they saw the teacher coming back to school carrying something under his arm. They wondered just what he planned to do with a tow sack. To their surprise the teacher climbed up on top of the school building. Soon the school house door flew open and children came running out of the building rubbing their eyes, coughing and crying. The teacher had placed the tow sack over the top of the chimney. He just simply smoked them out of the building.
Needless to say the older boys never again tried to get rid of this teacher. He had gained the respect of the older boys. Many of the older boys started to come to school more than just when the weather was bad. They respected the teacher because he had outwitted them. He was able to stay at the school for several years as he had gained the right to be called a teacher in the eyes of the boys." Story by Jack Tucker
Munsey School - 1916
From the research and photo files of Darla Marbut - Photo in possession of Ilus Ball family, which came to us by way of Geneva Ball Intermuehle
Munsey School was on the Roaring River 2 or 3 miles
from Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO. The land for the school and the cemetery behind
it was donated my the Munsey Family. The Munsey Cemetery dated 1848 was a family
cemetery up until the time of the donation.
Darla Marbut said her sister Marla found this list given below in the attic. There was a single page of record of attendance for the Munsey School dated July 9, 1917 in the papers. Since it was near the date of the photo above I thought I'd the list here. The record was for both July and August of 1917.
Here are the names, ages and grades. (Most are listed by grades.)
1. Marion Prier, Grade 1 age 6
2. John Eacret, Grade 1 age 8
3. Thelma Vanderpool, Grade 1 age 7
4. Marie Ball, Grade 1 age 6
5. Homer Brewer, Grade 1 age 7
6. Ticeon Prier, Grade 1 age 8
7. Loren Pendergraff, Grade 2 age 9
Added in: Opal Smith, Grade 2
8. Chester Hadlow, Grade 1 age 14
9. Odessa Jones, Grade 4 age 10
10. Pheobe Cooper, Grade 4 age 10
11. Norman Ball, Grade 4 age 10
12. Alvis Ball, Grade 4 age 8
13. Eula Lawrence, Grade 4 age 12
14. Gertrude Ball, Grade 4 age 8 (Gertie)
15. Frances Ball, Grade 4 age 11
16. Lois Puett, Grade 6 age 11
17. Hermine (Herman) Ball, Grade 5 age 12
18. Warner Prier, Grade 5 age 11
19. Pearl Martin, Grade 5 age 12
20. Goldie Reed, Grade 5 age 12
21. Maye Ball, Grade 6, age 14
30. Billy Reed, Grade 8 age 21
It seems children enrolled after the teacher made her list which was in ink so she added them at the bottom.
All the Prier's listed here are the children of Joe and Mary Shull Prier who lived on the old Munsey place on Roaring River near the Munsey Cemetery. At that time the Munsey School was next to the cemetery.
Munsey School - about 1938
From the photo files of Wilma Ball by way of Darla Marbut
Left to Right
Emily "Louise" Tucker (Everett Tucker's daughter) Darla stated that she
probably was named in honor of "Emily" Emma Thornton Tucker her Grandmother.
Next: Bob Ball, Glenna Ball, Martha Jean (Glenna and Martha Jean Ball were
Norman Ball's daughter and Tucker descendants.) After Martha Jean is Leon
Munsey School 1938- 1939, taken 1939 -
From the photo files of Eldora Ball Redenz
Left to Right
Back Row: Laverne Ball, Geneva Ball Hazel Hicks, Wilma Ball, Helen Tucker, Norma Ball, Glen Tucker, Hazel Corbin, Teacher, Orville Ball.
Front Row: Louise Tucker, Varl Ball, Hollis Ball, Ilus Ball Jr., Glenna Ball, Bobby Ball, and Martha Ball
Munsey School - 1947 -
From the photo files of Jim Ball
Left to right
Front Row: Mary Prier, Jim Ball, Gary Ball.
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