Oak Grove School Picture, 1898

Photo contributed by Sheila Berry, names provided by Larry Jones.

If you can provide additional information on any of the students in this photograph (for example: their parents' names; who the student married), please use the diagram below to reference the individual and send your information to Victoria for posting here.

    Row 1, kneeling:

  1. "Little" Hugh Godbold
  2. Lide Wise
  3. Cordy Coats
  4. Boyd Coats
  5. Downing Kirby?? (or may be #43)
  6. Adger Tarte
  7. Truss Hayes
  8. Eli Hayes
  9. Clarence Tarte
  10. Winston Bailey
  11. Stafford Berry
  12. Rows 2, 3, 4 - standing

  13. Etta Meggs
  14. Flora McLellan * parents were George B. McLellan and Sarah Sammie Dew
  15. Lizzie Meggs
  16. Lula or Tea Wise
  17. Carrie Hayes
  18. Nora Berry
  19. Gertrude Coats
  20. Lizzie Berry
  21. Georgia McLellan * parents were George B. McLellan and Sarah Sammie Dew;
    married Fred Fore
  22. Ruby Hayes
  23. Kenlaw Huggins
  24. Jim Meggs
  25. Neil Wise
  26. Cicero McLellan * parents were George B. McLellan and Sarah Sammie Dew;
    Samuel Cicero McLellan married Mattie Campbell, they had 8 children
  27. ______ Wise
  28. Myrtis Tarte
  29. Arch McLellan * parents were George B. McLellan and Sarah Sammie Dew;
    married Maude ____
  30. Sam Berry
  31. Annie Hayes
  32. Mary Hayes
  33. Nellie Hayes
  34. Hattie McLellan * parents were George B. McLellan and Sarah Sammie Dew;
    never married, she took care of her father until his death.
  35. Ora Harper
  36. Harvey Meggs
  37. Ella McLellan * parents were George B. McLellan and Sarah Sammie Dew;
    married Hugh Rogers
  38. Back row, standing

  39. Eph or Guy Moore
  40. Neal Meggs
  41. Humbert Hayes
  42. Ira Harper
  43. Bennie Hayes
  44. ______ Moore
  45. Downing Kirby?? (or may be #5)
  46. Miss Hallie Waldrop, teacher

The above identifications were kindly provided by Larry Jones, who some years ago was given the information by his Aunt Lizzy Berry (#19 above), his Aunt Mary, wife of Sam Berry (#29 above), and Herbert Hayes, brother of Eli (#8 above). Larry suggests that the building shown in the background is Bethesda Methodist Church which would have been next door to the old school building.

Many thanks to Sheila Berry and Larry Jones for sharing this treasure with us.

* additional information provided by Sandra McLellan Chace, August 2003


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