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Snowdown School

The Snowdown School was located on the Iuka and Free Bridge Road 3 miles east of Iuka, Mississippi.  As far back as any record of the school is available, it dates from 1870.  The first teacher was Mr. Bill Blythe.

 

Mr. Blythe was followed by the following teachers:  Bill Ramsey, Wesley Cain, W. M. Hunley, Millie Thacker, Mattie Deardoff, Sallie Castleberry, Horace Long, Fayette Massey, Bob Wood, George Vaughn, Fayette Massey (second term), Lucian Dean, Leatha Moore, Jess Bennett, Willard Mosley, Blanche Patterson, Dosha Whitehurst, Willard Mosley, Ella Gardner, Willard Mosley (second term), Christine Haines, Mrs. Letha Sanders, Christine Haines (second term), and Vera Gardner.

 

The Snowdown Public School and the Clear Creek Public School were consolidated July 27, 1922, and located on the old Ham Road, 4 miles east of Iuka.  The first trustees were J. L. Haines, C. R. Daniel, and R. L. McKinney.  The first teachers were E. Laws Long and Lorene Jenkins.  Mr. Long and Miss Jenkins were followed by the following teachers:  1923-24, Avie L. Lomenick and Clara Wingo; 1924-25, Hector Bishop, Ollie Scott, and Edith Nagle; 1925-26, Avie L. Lomenick, A. B. Adams, and Ollie Waters; 1926-27, Avie L. Lomenick, Clara Wingo, and Mrs. Ollie Waters; 1927-28, Avie L. Lomenick, Thelma Williams, Sallie Paden, and Virginia Haines; 1928-29, B. C. Copeland, Virginia Haines, and Mrs. Sallie V. Edmondson; 1929-30, Mrs. O. B. Edmondson and Lizzie Williams; 1930-31, Mrs. C. R. Stephens, J. C. Nelson, Lizzie Williams, and Arra Belle Williams; 1931-32, A. B. Adams, Frances Chalmers, and Mrs. Ollie Waters; 1932-33, A. B. Adams, Frances Chalmers, and Mrs. Ollie Waters; 1933-34, A. B. Waters, Frances Chalmers, and Mrs. Ollie Waters; 1934-35, Chas. Daugherty, Jr., Frances Chalmers, and Gertie Rast; 1935-36, Chas. Daughtery, Jr., Frances Chalmers, and Gertie Rast; 1936-37, Zeb Yow, Frances Chalmers, and Mrs. Alta Mars; 1937-38, Zeb Yow, Frances Chalmers, and Mrs. Alta Mars; 1938-39, Zeb Yow, Frances Chalmers, and Mrs. Alta Mars.

 

The trustees in 1940 were D. C. Daughtery, Owen Smith, M. C. Layton, Ed Thorne, and James L. Lomenick.

 

Source:  Nabors, S. M.  History of Old Tishomingo County 1832-1940.

 

Contributed by Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society.

 

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