Paul Elementary Faculty 1988-1989

Paul Elementary 1988-1989 Faculty: Back (l-r) Tracy Haskin, Annette Winward, Sherry VanEvery, Joy Hansen, Jennifer Reynolds, Bonnie Willis, Marvin Stearns, Claudette Bray, Karen Bagley, Jan Mee, Millie Laib; 3rd row: John Dutton, Michelle Ennis, Ella Suhr, Nancy Allen, Eileen Boots, Laura Workman, Brenda Goodsell, Carolyn Erwin, Dorothy House, Linda Johnson; 2nd Row: Ann Stearns, Janice Hansen, Cindy Danielson, Tammy Broadhead, Teresa Lowder, Ann Hollins, Helen Wyant, Elaine Mayes, Shirley Zemke, Frank Peterson, Lauriene Hathaway; Front: Irene Renz, Madena Wilson, Robin Anderson, Carolyn Peterson, Mary Frances Cozakos, Joann Fowler, Connie Williams, Anna Marie Andersen.

I mentioned a while ago that I ran into Robin Anderson, my fourth grade teacher, and told her I was missing photos from elementary school and asked if she had copies.  She said she had a scrapbook full of all the years she taught and would let me look through the photos for a scan.

She later provided the book and I scanned my missing fourth grade picture.  I also stole a copy of this picture at the same time.  This was the Faculty picture for Paul Elementary, Paul, Idaho for the 1988-1989 school year.  It was a refresher for those adults that were hovering over us those years in grade school.

Nancy Allen

Anna Marie Andersen

Robin Anderson (4th grade teacher)

Karen Bagley

Eileen Boots

Claudette Bray

Tammy Broadhead

Mary Frances Cozakos

Cindy Danielson

John Dutton

Michelle Ennis

Carolyn Erwin

Joann Fowler

Brenda Goodswell (1st Grade Teacher)

Janice Hansen

Joy Hansen

Tracy Haskin

Lauriene Hathaway

Ann Hollins

Dorothy Ann House (1928-2009)

Linda Johnson

Millie Laib

Teresa Lowder

Elaine Mayes (2nd Grade Teacher)

Jan Mee

Carolyn Peterson (1945-2008)

Frank Peterson

Irene Renz

Jennifer Reynolds

Ann Stearns

Marvin Stearns

Ella Suhr (3rd Grade Teacher)(1927-2005)

Sherry VanEvery

Connie Williams

Bonnie Willis (5th Grade Teacher)

Madena Wilson (1925-2000)

Annette Winward

Laura Workman

Helen Wyant

Shirley Lila Zemke (1928-2015)

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Jan 1963 Jonas Family Photo

Sandra, Colleen, Jackie, and Doug Jonas in January 1963

As if the photo didn’t make it plain enough, this photo was developed in January 1963.  In our modern world, photos are data stamped and metadata stamped at the time of the capture.  Not in 1962!

I assume with the lush grass and flowers in the background, this is a photo from summer 1962.  It could have been an older roll of film, but 1962 would have turned Doug 10, Sandy 8, and Jackie 2.  If it was a more than the summer before January 1963, Jackie would have been less than a year, and she is too old for that in the photo.

I like the ruffles on Mom’s shirt.  The saddle shoes too.

It would be interesting to know where this photo was taken.  Also, what is Jackie pointing toward?

This month, this photo was developed 56 years ago.

Burley High/Junior High School

Burley High/Junior High School

This is a picture of the Burley High School built in 1915.  I stumbled upon this post card early last year and picked it up.  This picture is from 14th street looking to the southeast.  This is the location of the jail or The Mini-Cassia Criminal Justice center, the southwest corner of Hansen Avenue and 14th Street.  The front doors would be facing the Family History Center to the North.

The interesting thing about this location is that the field to the right (or west) extended clear through the property that is now the Burley City Hall and the Cassia County Police Station.  Albion Avenue did not extend between 14th and 15th Streets due to the high school field.  The road was right behind the old Courthouse, virtually between the current Burley City Hall/Cassia Police Station and the old Courthouse.  If you look closely at this aerial photo, you can see the back of the school and its wings along with the field between it and the old courthouse.

Burley, Idaho about

This building was replaced by a new high school at the southwest corner of Park Avenue and 16th Street built in 1958.  This building then became Burley Junior High and operated as such until 1973.  That is when the building burned down.

Here is an article from the Times News about the fire.  The Weekly Mailer provides this article about the history of fires in Burley.  You can read the limited history of Burley Junior High from this obituary from its principal, Lovell Turner.

The current Junior High on the northeast corner of Park and 16th Street was completed in 1975 and remains the junior high to date.  The 1950’s high school at southwest Park Avenue and 16th Street has been replaced and is now the home of the Mini-Cassia satellite site for The College of Southern Idaho.

After the school burned down, the city realigned the streets and took Albion through the block so it is a full grid today.  The Police Station and Burley City Hall, as mentioned above, are now on parts of the field.  Cassia County School District still owns the south side of the block and maintains a service garage and other buildings on the site.

Logan Canyon Snow Removal

Norwood Jonas, Logan Canyon, Dec 1947

What is written on the back of this photo is about all I have for detail.  Grandpa standing beside a blade, presumably for snow removal.  The back of the photo says Norwood, Logan Canyon, Dec 1947.  My first thought was the blade/grader/patrol looks new.  I don’t know if he was operator, stopped for a shot, maybe got stuck, who knows?  It is an interesting photo all the same.

Sitting on the Steps

Sandra and Doug Jonas sitting on the steps of their home at 142 N State St, Richmond, Utah

Aunt Jackie stumbled on a stash of photos.  There are hundreds of photos.  I am scanning a few at a time and then process them over a few days, usually a weekend.  I upload them to FamilySearch and save them to my own archives.  Some of them take a while to name all the parties in the pictures.  Naming photos is getting harder as time goes on because those earlier generations are leaving mortality.  Having said that, I easily recognize Doug and my mother, Sandy, in this photo.

This photo captures my heart.  It captures the youth of a little baby girl excited about life and is at comfort with and loves the photographer.  There is innocence in this picture.  Doug is fuzzier, likely moving in the photo.  But the sideways glance also seems to speak in and of itself.  But even more, I also see my mother in my own children.  I could see this smiling face in all four of my children at one point in their young lives.  I see it in James now.  This photo isn’t just my mother, it is my children.

As much as I hate taking pictures, it is this sort of picture that somehow captures something more than just the physical.  There is emotion captured here.  It is beautiful.  I am glad this photo still exists.  This photo also tugs at the heart-strings for this little boy for his mother who is so emotionally distant it is as if she no longer exists.  It is poignant and causes yearning.

We all have those relationships that touch us deep down.  I would think every child feels it for a parent, a parent for a child.  I hope you enjoy this picture as much as I do.

Headed West on Main Street in Burley, Idaho

On Main Street at Overland Avenue in Burley, Idaho early 1960’s

On the left, the first building is Thriftway Drug is on the corner, which is now a parking lot.  I particularly like the old International pickup parked on the side of the street.

Idaho Bank & Trust is on the far left intersection corner, which is now where the Keystone Realty Group and Fletcher Law Offices building is located.  It is interesting to contrast this photo with this earlier picture of Idaho Bank & Trust because this photo now has the massive marquee hanging from the corner.  You can see the support above, which I expect this sign did not last many years if it needed such a support system.

On the immediate right corner, you can see Sprague’s Sport Shop. This is the location of the current US Bank.

On the far right corner, the Burley National Bank building is still present. This is where Zions Bank is located now. You can also see the Burley Theater down the block with their marquee. I cannot recognize the tall building beyond the theater, I don’t know what that building is. You can also see the Simplot Factory Building that used to be much farther down Main Street.

This is when there were more individuals living downtown with the apartments and restaurants emblematic of a more vibrant downtown. The number of hotels within these few blocks is staggering.  Main Street was the main highway (US 30) through southern Idaho which means this was a thoroughfare. The construction of the Interstate pulled all traffic traveling through several miles to the north. None of these restaurants moved north, it was just Connors moving from downtown Paul that moved to be near the Interstate exit.

Meredith Recovery of Support, Pulaski County

Another break-through in documentation on the Meredith family line.  As you can see in my 2006 post I was grappling with the Meredith families in the Pulaski County, Virginia, vicinity.  I ultimately started trying to piece together ever Meredith family in all Pulaski County, and outside if they were linked as well.  It was time-consuming and I stored/shared all the information in what is now FamilySearch.

By the time 2012 rolled around, I felt I could write the history of James Thomas Ross.  I was convinced by the information in that post that James Thomas Ross, aka James R Meredith, was the son of 1805 James Meredith.  Of course, this is not without its disputes.  But this latest discovery very much confirms that earlier belief of 1805 James Meredith as the father.  Sallie, James wife, indicates a bastard son by the name of James R Meredith.

First is this Court filing:

“To the Hon – John K Fulton

“Judge of Pulaski Cir. Court –

“Humbly Complaining

“Sheweth unto your Honor your Oratrix Sallie Meredith that in the year 1818 or about that time she intermarried with one James Meredith by whom she has had 7 children all of whom have long since married leaving your Oratrix and said husband living at the old homestead.

“Your Oratrix says she has always been a dutiful and affectionate wife true to her marriage vows and strictly observant of all the duties pertaining to her marriage relations.  That she has until afflicted by age and infirmities, always been a hard laboring woman often making a hand in the field besides doing her own housework.

“That after her love, continuance, and obedience towards her husband, he has been grossly negligent and brutally cruel toward your Oratrix who further charges that for about 15 years he has been continually and grossly guilty of adultery.  Your Oratrix further says that she is brought to this humiliating necessity of charging that for the greater part of the 15 years her said husband has treated her so inhumanly by harsh language, threats, blows, and more especially by bringing lewd women (for his own lustful designs) to your Oratix’s home, that she has been compelled to leave her own home and seek support and the protection of her children to whom she is indebted for the same.

“That she is aged and feeble and constantly requires especial help and support which her said husband refuses to give as he has long since threatened he would do.

“Your Oratrix further insists that it is very hard that she should be thus cast off and neglected in her old days after he has largely contributed by her labor and economy, in assisting her said husband in acquiring considerable property, which said property was conveyed in part to her son S. W. [Sebastian W] Meredith and in part (the Homestead tract) to one James R. Meredith a bastard son of her said husband, which said conveyances your Oratrix charges were Made and accepted with the intentions of depriving your Oratrix of any means of support.  See copies of several deeds filed herewith and and prayed to be taken as part of this Bill.

“She insists upon her own upright conduct as a wife, upon the brutal and adulterous of her said husband and upon the inhuman and collusive action of S. W. Meredith and James R. Meredith in an effort to deprive your Oratrix of any means or hope of support.

“Your Oratrix is advised that a court of equity will interpose and enter such orders as will give her such relief as she requires, beit to that end will set aside the deeds herein named.

“Being without remedy at law and remediable only in a court of equity where matters of this kind are alone cognizable, to the end that she may obtain relief your Oratrix prays that her husband James Meredith and also S. W. Meredith, and James R. Meredith herein named being made parties defendant in this Bill and be required to answer all its allegations fully upon oath.

“That because of your Oratrix age, and necessities your Honor will order the proper party or parties to pay to your Oratrix a sum of money sufficient to enable her to carry on this suit and also for her support and maintenance during its pendency.

“That your Honor will also make such decrees and orders as may be necessary to provide for her future support, and if proper, to discharge her indebtedness for her past support and maintenance during the time the same has been withheld by her husband, and if necessary set aside the deeds herein named.

“May your Honor grant the [not sure the word, looks like ‘Cmmn’s’, Commons?] Writ of [not sure, looks like Sfa or Spa] directed and grant all such further general and special relief as to equity belongs and the nature of the case may require.

“And as no duty bound your Oratrix will even pray be.

“Sallie Meredith by Cecil P [M or Y]

The outside of the paperwork is scanned:

“Cecil

“Sallie Meredith vs James Meredith et als

“Bill and Ex’s.

“September Rules 1882

“Bill filed De nisi

“Octo Rules Bill taken for confessed and cause set for hearing

Summons:

Summon of Sallie Meredith to recover property from James Meredith and James R Meredith

Another page of the case:

“Sallie Meredith vs James Meredith et als } In chancery

“All the matters in controversy in this cause having been compromised agreed and settled by consents of parties, it is adjudged, ordered, and decreed that this suit is dismissed and the cash of the defendants, provided in legal attorneys fee shall be taxed herein.

Then this affidavit:

“Sallie Meredith vs. James Meredith et als } Affidavit in Chy

“David C Meredith and Louisa Covey make oath and say that they have heard the Bill in the above named cause read and that the allegations herein contained are substantially true.

“Affiants further state that the Plaintiff Sallie Meredith is very feeble and is entirely dependent upon the charity for a support and that she is greatly in need of assistance.

“Sworn to before me by David C. Meredith and Louisa Covey this 8th day of Sept 1882

“Walter [Ssipton?] [N?] P. for Carroll Co. Va

Another affidavit:

“Sallie Meredith vs. James Meredith et all } Affidavit

“This day Willem [Witten] Cecil and John G. Cecil personally appeared before me in my County of Carroll and make oath and say that they have heard the Bill read and in the above named cause read and that the allegations therein contained are substantially true.

“Affiant further state that they live near said Sallie Meredith and know that she is aged and in feeble health and is greatly in need of assistance.

“W. H. Sunderland Clerk Carroll County Court.

Then attached are the deeds mentioned in the Complaint.  First is the one to S. W. Meredith of about 6 acres dated 28 July 1881.

Then the deed to James R. Meredith of 40 acres for $10 on 26 July 1881.  This deed also tells that it is part of a tract of 1,000 acres, so James Meredith Sr had quite a bit of land.

Then another deed to Sebastian W Meredith of about 60 acres dated 7 February 1870.

 

 

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