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Re: Elmo School 1928
Posted by: Cecelia Heinrich (ID *****6962) Date: November 09, 2005 at 10:23:22
In Reply to: Re: Elmo School 1928 by Priscilla Leddy of 585

Mrs. Franz, in your photo, is a relative of mine. Her name was Virgie Cox Franz. She was superintendent of the school because she had a car and could drive there. Her husband was Roger Franz, son of Peter W. Franz and Augusta Sjolander Franz. Peter and Augusta were my grandmother's parents.
Dell Knapp was the second teacher in the two room school. She assited Mrs. Franz. I don't know if the person in your picture is an adult or a student, however.
I think my aunt has a copy of the photo, but we aren't sure where it is. So, if you would like to send me the photo as an attachment, that would be great.
The Knapps were also related. My aunt was telling me this week that the Knapps had land about Mud Creek south of Calvert.
Without looking at the photo, I just talked to my aunt on the phone and called out the surnames to her. So we aren't really sure about who the people are. However, she said that these could be some of the names, and she told me about where some of the families lived. Bessie Bishop married William Perry. There was an Elva Lee Dickey. There was a Louise Morris who married a Merryman. There were Heftis who lived out at Crossroads near the Brazos River, but that was west of Calvert, not east where Elmo is located. Hefti is a Swiss name. Singleton could be Roy or Tommy? Nash was a big family. They lived across from the school and had a big pecan tree in the front of the house. They called Mr. Nash,"the mayor of Elmo" as he sort of kept the community together. Walston could possibly be Louis Sr.
Some people went to school at Elmo, then later went to Calver or elsewhere, especially after the school was closed.
This is not positive identification. Without looking at the picture, some of the people she gave me might even be children of those in the picture.
Hope this helps.
Cecelia Heinrich

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