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SILOAM SCHOOL No. 9, Washington Township

Siloam School No. 9, Washington Township, was south of Diagonal and across the river west from the Siloam United Brethren Church. When the church was moved, the school was used for revival meetings, and, later, for dances. The school closed in 1952.

Mount Ayr Journal
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, May 07, 1915

Alice MAXWELL, who recently closed a successful term of school at the Siloam School, north and west of Mount Ayr, has accepted a position in the Nichol Book Store and began work Tuesday.

Siloam School, 1918

Left to Right: Chloris BUNKER, Fern ROUDYBUSH, Margaret DEHART, Erwin JEZEK, Ivyl SHELDON, Harlan SHELDON

Siloam School, 1920's

BACK ROW, left to right: Margaret DENHART, Mary DINKEL, Lester ROUDYBUSH, Erwin JEZEK

FRONT ROW, left to right: Tillie WIERMAN, Mary WIERMAN, Willie WIERMAN, Robert DINKEL

Siloam School, 1940's

BACK ROW, left to right: Dave SOBOTKA, John TAYLOR, Darlene TAYLOR, Clair EASON, Elmer DeBOLT, Carrol SOBOTKA

FRONT ROW, left to right: Sybil DENHART, Caryl TAYLOR, Mary Ann WATTS, Ivan SOBOTKA, Helen May TAYLOR, Carolyn WATTS

Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
October 10, 1940

Siloam, Washington No. 9 [school], with Maxine BAGLEY as teacher, has opened with 10 pupils enrolled: Carrol SOBOTKA, David SOBOTKA, Allen COMER, Elmer DeBOLT, Ethel COMER, Clair EASON, Jimmy EASON, Norma Jean SOBOTKA, Myrtle COMER, Eldon YASHACK and Margaret YASHACK.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2015

Siloam School, circa 1980's

SOURCE: Diagonal, Iowa: Centennial History p. 224. 1998.

Compilation by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2010; updated September & October of 2015

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