This picture is located in the scrapbooks compiled by the late Oscar D. Lewis.
These books, which contain many interesting articles about this area, are in
the local history and genealogy room of the Florence Lauderdale Public Library.

Gilbert School -- 1936

...This old photo shows the Seventh Grade of Gilbert School back in 1936. The photo was made by G. W. Landrum. Pictured, from left to right, are: first row, Josephine Holt, Edith Broadfoot, Elizabeth Gray, Catherine Jones, Warren Duke, Frank Dosser, Jimmy Calloway, Billy Huckaby, Mrs. N. E. Weatherby, Rene Jackson, Don McDowell, William Parrish; second row, Mary Frances Parrish, Lorene Woods, Marie Small, Genevieve Baker, Meldia Lancaster, Jill McClain, Janey Simpson, Virginia Ellen Duncan, Edwin Martin, Bob Johnson, Jimmy Ross, Richard Bailey, unknown; third row, Malcom Marsh, unknown, Collier Duncan, Perry Lee Roden, Thomas Mitchell, unknown, Harold Beckwith, Rufus Dowdy, Russell Rowe, Sybil Mathis, Elizabeth Taylor, Dot Keenum, Martha Fago and Betty Jason.

NOTE: Apparently the first row referred to in the above picture caption is the top row. The sixth child from the left in the 2nd row is Jill McClain, better known in genealogical circles as the late Jill (McClain) Garrett. She was living in Maury County, Tennessee when she died. A very prolific compiler and publisher of historical and genealogical data. Among her many publications are "The History of Florence, Alabama, (With 1850 Lauderdale County, Alabama Census)," "The History of Lauderdale County, Alabama," and "Some Cemetery Records of Lauderdale County, Alabama." 

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