OGEMAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN

OGEMAW COUNTY SCHOOLS
EDWARDS SCHOOL


Edwards School District #1 is located in the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 26, Township 23 North, Range 1 East, Greenwood Road, one-half mile west of M-30, Edwards Township, Ogemaw County. The school was built in 1902 on property formerly owned by Duff Grenier. Prior to 1902, the first Edwards school was located about one mile west of the current location in the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 27 on property formerly owned by Mr. and Mrs. Ora Ellis. The District was annexed to West Branch School in 1963. The school was sold in 1986 and remodeled for a residential home. Records are sparse on who donated the land, who built the school, and who taught there. There are, however, several class photographs available. Anyone having additional photos or who can identify students in the existing photos is asked to contact the Ogemaw County Coordinator, Grace Dooley.

Most of the existing records have been compiled by The Rose City Area Historical Society, Post Office Box 736, Rose City, MI 48654



EDWARDS TEACHERS:
1903 to 1904 - Olith Tesch
1906 to 1908 - John W. Angerer
1912 to 1913 - Vera Shrigley and Margaret Beemer
1923 - Florence Holt Lickfeldt
1925 to 1930 - Florence Andrews (Munn)
1932 to 1933 - Georgina Richardson
1934 to 1936 - Miss Leota Williams
1936 to 1939 - Robert DeMatio
1937 - Mrs. Mary Loop Loney
1954 to 1955 - Miss Ruth Kleehammer (for eight years)
Unknown Date - Mr. Paine
Unknown Date - Mr. Redmond
Unknown Date - Alice Williams
Unknown Date - Margaret Beemer Hewitt (for seven years)
Unknown Date - Maggie McCauley
Unknown Date - Jesse Shepherd
Unknown Date - Alice Rabidue
Unknown Date - Ada Johnson
Unknown Date - Anna Mae Riley
Unknown Date - Stanley Walters
Unknown Date - Helen Artman
Unknown Date - Betty Robinson
Unknown Date - Marie Buhlman
Unknown Date - Muriel Flint


List of Students, 1904:
Bessie Anderson, Marguerite Beemer, Alfred Bernor, Ruth Bernor, Elne Blakely, Clyde Brownley, Peter Clayton, Sadie Clayton, Bruce Decker, Glen Decker, Goldie Decker, Ida DeClute, Mamie Fuller, Idabel Fournier, Herb Gildner, Valentine Gildner, Sam McCauley, Florence Miles, Glen Miles, Otis Mutch, Flora St. Johns.

List of Students, 1906-1907:
Clara Anderson (6th), Grace Anderson (9th), Lucille Anderson (4th), Leo Andrews (6th), Orrissi Andrews (6th), May Beckwith (6th), Clyde Brownley (8th), Grace Carpenter (3rd), Mame Carpenter (3rd), Eva Cooper (6th), Lawson Cooper (3rd), Clair Decker (8th), Ethel Decker (1st), Flossie Decker (5th), Oscar Decker (9th), Walter Decker (4th), A. J. Ellis (8th), Muriel Flint (5th), Clarence Fournier (4th), Lille Fournier (5th), Theodore Fournier (1st), Esma Gibson (6th), Alex Gildner (1st), John Gildner (5th), Lucy Gildner (2nd), Chloe Green (6th), Gale Hepner (5th), Gertrude Green (3rd), Sadie Griffith (3rd), Nauman Hamilton (4th), Gladys Hepner (4th), Leo Hepner (1st), Fred Loop (Review), Jennie McCauley (5th), Maggie McCauley (5th), Sam McCauley (8th), Florence Miles (8th), Glen Miles (1st), Carl Reese (1st), Joseph Rundel (3rd), Ona Rundel (2nd), Mirinda Sias (5th), Clara Stone (5th), Maggie Stringer (Review), Belle Tupper (4th), Robert Tupper (1st), Charlotte Williams (6th), Warren Williams (5th).

List of Students, 1912-1913:
Florence Andrews Munn (1st).

Edwards School, 1918 & 1919:
Florence Andrews, Genevieve Bohnard, Harriett Andrews, Clarence Gildner, Ralph Ferguson, Kathryn Sergent, Angie Decker, Thelma Williams.

List of Students, 1933-1934:
Helen Anderson (8th), Keith Cruickshank (8th), Donald Dunn (8th), Roy Gannon (8th).

List of Students, 1934-1935:
Elsie Chapman (8th), Helen Clayton (8th), James Clayton (8th), Howard McCauley (8th), Junior Osborne (8th).

List of Students, 1935-1936; Leota Williams, Teacher:
Leonard Dunn (8th), Grace Nichols (8th).

List of Students, 1937-1938:
Jack Anderson (8th), Lucille Bohnard (8th), Margery Chapman (8th), Arzell Clayton (8th), Richard Poplawski (8th), and Dorothy Tuttle (8th).

List of Students, 1938-1939; Robert DeMatio, Teacher:
Phyllis Chapman, Ruby Chapman (8th), Karl Dunn, June Flory, Gerald Fournier (8th), Teddy Fournier, Deloris Kelsey, Geraldine Kelsey (8th), Bernice King (8th), and Jack King.

Edwards School, 1939 & 1940:
Left row: Floyd Kelsey, Kenneth Barringer, Jay Walter Sergent, DeWayne Tuttle.
Next row to right: Russ Buckle, Joyce Sergent, Ed Buckle, Ronald Sutton, Doris Ruegsegger, (Unknown), Paul Clayton.
Next row to right: Bob Buckle, Ted Fournier, (Unknown), (Blank) Pettifore, Eileen Fournier, Karl Dunn.
Next row to right: (Unknown), Earl Bowsher, Phyllis Chapman, Georgina Fournier, Katherine Ruegsegger, (Blank).
Last row: Clifford Barringer, Junior Fournier, Jean Sergent, Elton Clayton, Donna Sutton, Barbara Palinski, Crandall Sutton.

Edwards School, Unknown Date:
People included but not in order: Angie Docker, Florence Andrews, Gladys Burt, Genevieve Bohnard, Harriett Andrews, Elizabeth Gerber.

Edwards School, Unknown Date, Muriel Flint, teacher:
Kathryn Sergent, Angie Decker, Gladys Burt, Thelma Williams, Mamie Decker, Harriett Andrews, Genevieve Bohnard, Florence Andrews, Grace Clayton, Rosena Bohnard, Lucille Decker, Beulah Bohnard, Gertrude Decker.

Edwards School

Edwards School, Modern View

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