1910 or 1911

Submitted by
John R. Butler

...This photo shows the Bethel Grove School group in about 1910 or 1911. Bethel Grove was located in the north end of Lauderdale county. The building has been torn down now. Shown left to right are:

first row, Lesley Givens, Elmer Keeton, Ernest May, Doyle Livingston, Gifford Olive, Elmer Livingstone, unidentified, Edgar Willis, Aubry Butler, unidentified, Elmer Hendrix;

second row, Willie Sue Cypress, Mary Sue Livingston, Desie Williams, Lula Williams, Nettie Olive, Vernon Olive, Viola Montgomery, Mary Lee Hendrix, Ollie May Holt, Irene Brewer, Martha Butler, Lizzie Sue Willis, Chaple May Robertson;

third row, Robert Montgomery, Johnny Daniels, Everett Hendrix, Annie May Hendrix, Lina Butler, Mattie Olive, Flora Williams, Addie Montgomery, Mary Beth Cypress, Annie D. Livingston, Bertha Givens,

fourth row, Grover Wilks, Bill May, Hershel Keeton, Everett Young, Walter Young, Rasco Willis, Herbert Bradley, Edward Bradley,

last row, Tom May, Wesley Butler, Amma [Anna?] Berry, Mary May, Bessie Givens. The teacher is Mrs. Annie Berry. (Our Thanks to Luther Smith of Florence, for this Scrapbook feature.)

NOTE from Pat M. Mahan: The newspaper and date of publication are not given. It is believed that this picture and article appeared in the Times Daily during the 1980s. It is also believed that the picture was taken later than 1910, because Ollie Ruth (May) Holt was only 4 years old in 1910. Chaple (May) Robertson, Bill May, Tom May and Mary May were the brothers and sisters of Ollie Ruth. Their parents were John Johnston May and Ada Matilda Belew.

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