OGEMAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN

OGEMAW COUNTY SCHOOLS
O'CONNOR SCHOOL


The O'Connor School District #2 is located in the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 6, Township 23 North, Range 4 East, Hill Township, Ogemaw County, on Shady Shores and Wiltse Roads. The school was at first "a tar paper shack" but in September, 1935 work was begun on a 48' by 40' frame building with a basement by Dan Swartz. It was made a high school in 1934. This District was annexed to Rose City School in 1966. The school burned after it closed.
Few records exist on who donated the land, who built the school, or who taught there. If you have any information concerning the O'Connor School, you are 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


O'CONNOR SCHOOL TEACHERS:
1888 - Kate E. White
1911 - Mrs. Harry Whiteside
1927 to 1928 - Viola Schick
1928 to 1929 - Doris Rau
1932 to 1933 - Miss Bolinger
1934 to 1935 - Gladys McGowan (grades) & Delores Parliament (high school)
1935 to 1936 - Dolores Parliament Copeman
1936 to 1937 - Harold Freeman (high school) & Gladys McGowan (grades)
1937 to 1938 - Mr. Kelly & Bernice Hoover
1938 to 1939 - Mrs. A. J. Stolz
1952 - Helen Artman
1954 to 1955 - Mrs. Susan Klause (high school) & Mrs. Iva Dell MacLean (grades)
1954 to 1955 - Mrs. Mary Dikas replaced Mrs. MacLean in November, 1954
1963 to 1965 - Alfrieda Lange

List of Students, 1933-1934:
Robert Cleveland (8th), Loretta Hopkins (8th), Marian Killackey (8th), Clair Watts (8th), and Della Williams (8th).

List of Students, 1934-1935:
Virginia Gillette (8th), Flora O'Connor (8th), Anna Ranney (8th), Ruth Rosenquist (8th), and Arthur Short (8th).

List of Students, 1935-1936:
Evelyn Barnum (8th), Robert Jones (8th), Betty Killackey (8th), and Delores Parliament (8th).

O'Connor Students, Approximately 1936
List of Students, 1936-1937:
Harriet Chrivia (8th), Orison Conway (8th), Anne Mary Ranney, George Ranney, and Kenneth Turland (8th).

List of Students, 1937-1938:
Beulah Dixon, Francis Short, Ruth Rosenquist.

List of Students, 1938-1939:
Donald Rohl, Junior Rohl, Marion Rohl, Marjory Rohl.

O'Connor Students, 1955-1956:
Top Row:
Al(vena Turland), Eugene (Denstedt), Randy (Short), Mrs. Thompson, Mike, Tommy, Tommy Gilbert.
Next Row: Nancy, DeeAnn (Fox), Sharon (Bushbach), Lucille (Turland), Beth, Doug (Conway).
Third Row: ??, Sue, Richard (Turland), Glen, Rick, Perry.
Bottom Row: Dale, Terry, Ronnie (Denstedt), Dan, ??, Dick, Randy (Conway).

1963 to 1964, Kindergarten to Third Grade:
There is a photograph of this class, but because of the newness of the picture, it will not be posted here. If you wish to request a copy, please contact the County Coordinator below.

1964 to 1965, Kindergarten to Fourth Grade:
Front Row:
??, Sheryl Anthony, Dennis Turland, David LaVack, Debbie ?, Donna ?.
Middle Row: Dolly Nelson, Brien Wiltse, Cindy Pratt, Eric Gilman, Tony Whitefield, Wyatt Nelson, Doris Turland, Valera Lane.
Back Row: Danny Turland, Ronnie LaVack, Carol Rosebrugh, Ronnie Turland, Jack Whitefield, Treesa Gilman, Danny Denstedt, Mike Anthony, Reva LaVack.
There is a photograph of this class, but because of the newness of the picture, it will not be posted here. If you wish to request a copy, please contact the County Coordinator below.


O'Connor School, Unknown Date

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