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 STUDENTS OF ROOM # 1 OF THE ROBB VALLEY SCHOOL
ca.1900
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                   The newspaper articles presented here give glimpses into the lives of men, women, and families during lifetimes spent in the areas in and near McDonald, PA.  We hope you find useful items that add to your family tree.

From 1912 McDonald Outlook newspaper

Child graphic from 1912 McDonald Outlook newspaper.

 


 

From: March 24, 1977 McDonald-Outlook

Pictured above are the students who attended Room 1 of the Robb Valley school, McDonald, around the turn of the century.

The school was located in Robinson Township on the hillside on the south side of North street near the old TORNABENE residence. It was in existence until the mid 20’s, when it was closed and the students were admitted to the McDonald school. A number of the youngsters above have been identified by Abel MASQUELIER of Sturgeon, who is one of them, and who made the picture available. Others were identified by Mrs. Nova MASQUELIER GRACE and Miss Norma MASQUELIER of McDonald, who are also pictured.

Standing on the steps, first row, left to right, are Mrs. GRACE and Miss MASQUELIER (twins), Althea CHALMERS (holding slate), Margaret PARKINSON, Marcella FAGES, Frank DINSMORE, and ?.
In the second row are George and Harold KENNEDY, __?, __?, Guy CRAFT, __?, and __?.

The first boy in row three is unidentified; the second is Felix MAURIN, Rachel CATRAIN, Anna CHALMERS, Grace JACKSON, and Bessie CHALMERS.

Row 4, ?, John COTTLE, Elizabeth RUSSELL, Jules MORTELETTE, Ernest PARKINSON, and Esther MSAQUELIER.

Fifth row—Elmer JENNINGS, Fred SUPLIT, ?, ?, Anna Mary STEWART, ?. The children around the teacher, Blanche BRISTOL, standing at the left of the steps are: Front row, left to right--?, Able MASQUELIER, Frank MSAQUELIER; second row--?, ?, James GERTZEL, Robert GERTZEL.

The slate bears the information “Robb Valley Room 1. Teacher, Blanche BRISTOL.

 

 

* See Town-Talk section for a more information on the history of McDonald Pa.* 

 

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     These newspaper items were researched and typed by Victoria Hospodar Valentine for the over the course of 5 years.  Vicki had submitted hundreds of articles to the PAWASHIN-L@rootsweb.com mailing list and other Lists.

     Her work is presented here in the McDonald, PA section of this website.  Please use the links to navigate or use on-site search engines to locate articles.  

 

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