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School Name:    Skinner School              School District Number:    #029

Location:
Township:  Twn41N    Range:  Rng15W    Section:  Sec26

Latitude:  38.285900 N      Longitude:  -92.551600 W



School Photo:

 Skinner School
Skinner School 2007




School Information:

Date Started:    1870                   Dated Closed:  1954

School Registers:

Teachers:  Judge Jenkins lists the following teachers for the early years of the school:

1874-76 Mary E. Walker                          1889-90 Ira Reeves
1876-77 J. D. Tomson                            1890-91 Basha M. Ballengee
1877-78 Thos. B. McCasland                      1891-92 
1878-79 Lucetta Roark                           1892-93 Walter M. Haynes
1879-81 Josephine Russell                       1893-94 Maggie Skaggs
1881-82 John D. Riley                           1894-95 F. M. Haynes
1882-83 R. H. Green                             1895-96 Carrie R. Evans
1883-84 Wm. M. Harrison                         1896-97 James M. Norfleet
1884-85 Viola Norfleet                          1897-98 F. M. Haynes
1885-86 Eliza Swanson                           1898-00 Belle Babcoke
1886-87 Ellen Skinner                           1900-01 I. G. Duncan
1887-88 Eliza Swanson
1888-89 S. R. Hoover

Other teachers included:

1902            C. B. Buster                    1922 & 23       Virgil Atwell
1903            Ida Thompson                    1924            John W. Vaughn
1904            Belle Scott                     1925 & 26       Alice Watt
1906            Sarah Conner, 2 months          1927 & 28       Virginia Atwell
                D. O. Templeton, 1 month        1929 & 30       Mildred Walterschiede
                Mary Bunch, 4 months            1931 & 32       Emma Blaser
1907            Ida Thompson                    1933            James L. Harrison
1908            Roy A. Brockman                 1934, 35 & 36   Vera Busick
                Lee Thompson                    1937 & 38       Helen Heafey
1910            Lee Thompson                    1939            Lucille Bunch & Erma Stark
1911            Goldina Bealer                  1940            Ace Tyler
1912            Goldina Brockman, 2 mos.        1941            Mary Jo Berry
                Lee Thompson                    1942 & 43       Doris Clemmons  
1913            Goldina Brockman                1944            Helen Heafey
1914            Gardie Swanson                  1945            Lillie Bunch
1915            Lee Thompson                    1946            Alice Bishop
1916            Emma Roher                      1947            Margaret Peck
1917            Josie Enle                      1948 & 49       Archie Whitaker
1918            Emma M. Artz                    1950, 51 & 52 Frances Snodgrass
                Stella Bealer                   1953 & 54       Viola Terwillinger
1919            Stella Bealer                   1955 & 56       building vacant
1920             Grace Foote
1921            Josie Babcock

Skinner School began in November 1870 when the board of directors purchased the land from James Skinner, Sr. and his wife, Lucy for $10.00 and other considerations. The first building was built just south of the present building and was district number three. In 1909, it was changed to district number 29.

Skinner School was closed at the end of the 1954-55 school year. From then on the students were bussed to Eldon. In 1957 the building and grounds were sold to Leonard and Helen Schulte and the school house was made into a rental dwelling. In 1986 it became the home of Skinner Ridge Plants operated by Joan Schulte, wife of Gerald Schulte and daughter-in-law of Leonard and Helen Schulte. After Joans death, the building once again served as a rental dwelling.




School Resources:



Front, L-R: Ruth Jackson, Mary Brockman,
Back: Grace Hill, Wilma Thompson

 Skinner Students 1934-35
Skinner Students 1934-35

 Skinner Students 1934-35
Skinner Students 1934-35

 Skinner Students 1937-38
Skinner Students 1937-38

 Skinner Students
Skinner Students

 Skinner Students
Skinner Students

 Skinner Students
Skinner Students

 Skinner Students 1939-40
Skinner Students 1939-40

Donald Strange, Danny Hasty, Jean Headley, Margie Arnold, Helen Headley, Nevada Pugh, Bonnie Wright, Junior Sears, Jimmie Skinner, Ray Arnold. The teacher this year was Lucille Graham.