Coldwater Schools

The following photos were contributed by Clayton and Bonnie Thomas. Mr. Thomas states that "The district No. 1 schoolhouse, according to Irvin H. Hart’s History of Butler County, Iowa, pp. 287-288, “was erected in district No. 1 on section 13, and built of logs...” “This log schoolhouse stood near the site of the present schoolhouse in said district No. 1. It was used for school purposes until the summer of 1865, when a frame building, 22x30 feet, was erected at a cost of $700.”

My parent’s diary farm was next to this latest school and essentially was in our back yard, between Camp Comfort Road and Blue Bird Lane and in section 13. I am in the 1941 picture, so I have some personal interest as well. Both of my parents are in the 1923 picture, (Lloyd Thomas and Marlys Kingery).


1923 Class Photo

Front row: Myrtle Barth, Marlys Kingery, Irene Barth, Port Beattie, Wilbur Martzhan
Back row: Verle Barth, Lloyd Thomas, Naomi McCracken, Maurine Kingery, Zelma Beattie, Dorothy Barth

1923 Cold Water Twp Class Photo



1941 Class Photo

Left to right: Duane Thomas, Clayton Thomas, Pauline Kingery, Phyllis Schrock
Others not in order are: Donna Schrock, Gwendolyn Lucas, Kent Lucas, Jean Kingery, Willa Joyce Kielman, Merlyn Ressler, Marlene Kingery

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