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O'Hara Township, PA -- Old School Photos (circa: 1900-1929)



These three photos (below) had belonged to Miss Elma Hodil, a teacher at the old Kerr School who began her career in teaching at the Robinson School in O’Hara Township.  She had a small envelope in her Aspinwall, PA apartment with these and several other photos of the school. 

(Old) Robinson School, O'Hara Township, PA


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The photo of the school is enhanced with Photoshop.
You can just see the tombstones of the Pine Creek Church Cemetery in back of the building.
It sat across from the present day Squaw Run Road entrance of Dorseyville Road.



The photo (below) of the class members unfortunately does not have any identification on the back, but appears to be taken around 1900.  I just thought that it was interesting for the style of clothes alone.  My paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Henrich, was born in 1891 and lived on Squaw Run Road at the time.  She may have even been one of these students.  I am thinking that the 3rd student from the right on the bottom may be her, but I have no proof.

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This photo of the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade class at Robinson School was taken for the school year of 1928 and 1929. 
The teacher standing at the left is Alma Lorch Fiscus.

From left to right in the rows are:
Row 1 kneeling – Tony Petro, Jack Kotchey, Earl Langusky, Robert Yerkins.
Row 2 – William Petro, Frederich Meister, Peter Kozloski, Mary Fugh, Acretta Kotchey, Roland Campbell
Row 3 – Harry Longersky, Frank Kramer, Louisa Meister, Kathryn Yakovitz and Stella Krause

I am not totally sure of the spellings, as the writing is cramped and done quickly.

  ©Diane Nichols, 150atf@salsgiver.com



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