Allamakee co. IAGenWeb Project - School Records


Climax School

Record of Daily Attendance

Taylor twp.
1915-1929 selected records

 

Important!!
Clearly an error was made in one of these books, the first page of each of the two books are dated 8 years apart (1915/16 and 1923/24), but contain exactly the same list of students. All entries for both books were handwritten with the exception of the identical pages.

Not wanting to assume I know which dates are correct, I've transcribed both below, as they appear in the school records. Click the thumbnails to enlarge the image.

Climax school record book


Climax School Records - 1915/1916
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Record of Daily Attendance for the Winter term commencing
November 8th, 1915 and ending March 24th, 1916, Lola M. Wilson, teacher.

Advanced Division
James C. Hansen
Frank Peterson
Delia Patterson
Mary Cooley
Lewis Tabor
John Duncan

Second Intermediate Division
John Daily
Henry Miller
Bertie Duncan
Fannie Minor
Sarah Emerson

First Intermediate Division
Robert Cooley
Helen Patterson
Mary Hanson
William Holmes
Nettie Ladell
Kate Cameron
Peter Ennett
Sarah Manning

Primary Division
Mary Pitkin
Hannah Barlow
Lillian Marsden
Shelby Talman
Andrew Ward
Lulu Smith
Otto Bright
Arthur White

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Record of Daily Attendance for the Winter term commencing
November 5th, 1923 and ending February 22d, 1924, Lola M. Wilson, teacher.

Advanced Division
James C. Hansen
Frank Peterson
Delia Patterson
Mary Cooley
Lewis Tabor
John Duncan

Second Intermediate Division
John Daily
Henry Miller
Bertie Duncan
Fannie Minor
Sarah Emerson

First Intermediate Division
Robert Cooley
Helen Patterson
Mary Hanson
William Holmes
Nettie Ladell
Kate Cameron
Peter Ennett
Sarah Manning

Primary Division
Mary Pitkin
Hannah Barlow
Lillian Marsden
Shelby Talman
Andrew Ward
Lulu Smith
Otto Bright
Arthur White

Climax School Records - 1923/1924
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Record of Daily Attendance for the Winter term commencing September 15, 1924. No ending date is given. Irene 'Ida' Jenkins, teacher. The entries are for Sept., Oct. & Nov. & there are no class divisions indicated.

Myrtle Gullickson
Loretta McCormick
Stanley Jenkins
William Ruckhaver (teachers note in the Nov. column: moved to Harpers Ferry)
Edward Sniker
Lucille Jenkins
Leroy Hermison
Robert Ruckhaver
Pauline Stanfield
Earnest Stanfield
Albert Ruckhaver
Neta Thornton
Daniel Jenkins
Jimmie Ruckhaver
James Houlihan (possibly Jessie Houlihan)

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Record of Daily Attendance for the Winter & Spring term commencing November 17, 1924 and ending May 15, 1925, Claudia M. Donavan, teacher.


Advanced Division
Loretta McCormick
Clyde (surname Sassence, Tassence or possibly Toaalel, very difficult to decipher)
Hazel Kellison

Second Intermediate Division
Edward Supla
Leroy Hermanson
Doyle (surname Sassence, Tassence or possibly Toaalel, very difficult to decipher)
Nettie Kellison

First Intermediate Division
Ethel Kellison

Primary Division
James Houlihan
Arnold (surname Sassence, Tassence or possibly Toaalel, very difficult to decipher)
Donald Kellison

Teacher notation for the 3 children with the illegible surname 'Sassence, Tassence or possibly Toaalel': "renters & moved here January 12th to start school"

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Record of Daily Attendance for the term commencing September 20, 1926. No ending date is given. Barbara Sadler, teacher. The entries are for September 1926 thru April 1927.

Advanced Division
George Bulman
Mandar Lawfer
Edward Super
Vernon Hermanson
Nettie Kellison
LeRoy Hermanson

Second Intermediate Division
Ethel Kellison
Viola Hermanson

First Intermediate Division
Donald Kellison
James Houlihan

Primary Division
Leo McCormick

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Record of Daily Attendance for the School Year commencing September 12, 1927 and ending May 17, 1928. Gladys R. Houlihan, teacher.

Advanced Division
Leroy Hermanson
Nettie Kellison
Edward Super
Vernon Hermanson
Arlo O'Brien

Second Intermediate Division
Ethel Kellison
Viola Hermanson
Roberta O'Brien

First Intermediate Division
James Houlihan
Donald Kellison

Primary Division
Leo McCormick
Leland Hermanson [teacher notation for October: "too young to go - Dropped"]
Arlene O'Brien

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Climax School Graduates, misc years

List of Graduates in Climax School

Loretta McCormick, age 13, May 13, 1926
Hazel Kellison, age 15, May 13, 1926
George Bulman, (no age noted), 1927
Mandas Lawfer, (no age noted), 1927
Nettie Kellison, age 14, Feb. 1928
Arlo O'Brien, age 13, May 1929
Ethel Kellison, age 13, May 1929

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~Source: Original records of the Climax School, Allamakee county, Iowa; viewed & photographed by S. Ferrall from the archived record books at the State Historical Society of Iowa Library, Des Moines, Iowa

~Photos, record transcriptions and notes by S. Ferrall for the Allamakee co. IAGenWeb.

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