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Prosperity School - Dist #30 - West Plains Township

District 30 was organized August 21, 1886, and wasn't disorganized until 1946, when it became a part of Jt.74 and eventually part of Dist. 483 (Meade-Seward) in 1965.

Our notes show that Prosperity started out in a sod house, but soon a nice big schoolhouse was built on the SW/4 of the NW/4 of Section 9, T32-R24.

According to the Meade Globe News, when the district was disorganized in 1946, the building was purchased by the Plains School Board to be moved to Plains for rental to a teacher's family. We do not know if this happened or where the house was located in Plains.

(Photo taken in 1918)

This cut of the old 1909 Meade County Plat Book shows the location of Prosperity School.
This cut from a modern-day map shows Prosperity and its relation to Plains and other schools in the area.

TEACHERS:

 

Wysong, D. P. 

1891-93

Peterson, Susie 

1893-94

Graves, Tillie

1895-96

LaRue, Etta

1904-05

Walter, Nettie 

1905-06

Geisinger, Laura

1911-12

Lawson, J.S. 

1913-14

Cragg, Raydie

1914-15

Kinison, Eliza 

1914-15

Bradley, Verdy 

1915-16

Weaver, Raydie

1915-16

Murphy, Esther

1916-17

Plumb, Esther A.

1917-18

Wilson, Beatrice

1918-19

Ross, Neva M.

1919-20

Graves, Ferne

1920-21

Thornsbury, Gertrude

1921-22

Reynolds, Bernice

1922-23

Hayden, Edna

1923-24

Martins, Bernard

1923-24

Berghaus, Abbie

1924-25

Nickel, Esther

1924-27

Bromwell, Besse

1927-28

Demmitt, Avis 

1928-34

York, Ellen

1931-32

Welk, E Justina

1934-39

Innis, Joanna

1940-41

Weaver, Raydie

1941-46

Surnames of the students attending Prosperity were:

Anderson, Bergen, Berghaus, Black, Bromwell, Burnett, Cullers, Dalgran, Demmitt, Downing, Gates, Golliher, Hale, Hall, Henderson, Herring,  Hickey, Hinman, Hockett, Huckleberry, Kerns, LaRue, Lewis, Odgers, Odell, Ramsey, Richardson, Roberts, Shelman, Strohl, Vincent, Welk, and Wilson. Our records start in 1916... some of the earlier names could have been Boyer, Frame, Kenny, Peterson, Stringer, Summers, and Wyatt.

Prosperity School 1911-12
On the back: Back row: Frank &  Ben Berghaus, Doc Golliher, Phil Berghaus, Wilson.  2nd row: Mildred Dalgran, Nettie Berghaus, Gertrude Berghaus, Basom(?), Wilson.  3rd row: Laura Golliher, Teacher.  4th row: Abbie Berghaus, Hilda Berghaus, Doug Dalgran, Basom(?)

 

 

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