1942-1943 Eugene Field Grade 6, Miss Goldie Burton-teacher.

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of the Webb City Public Library

1942-43 sixth graders at old Eugene Field

Our feature photo this week, of the 1942-1943 Eugene Field Elementary sixth grade class, was donated to the genealogical society by Sharon Peek. Melvin Gretz identified everyone he could, including himself.

(FRONT) Bob Jack, Herschell Dean, Loomis Crandall, Howard Johnson, Raymond Goddard.

(2nd ROW) Tom Tarrant, Carroll Knost, Peggy Walters, unknown, Patty Abnerthay, Dorothy Dennis, unknown, Deloris Dipley, Joan Atlerson?, Barbara Douglas, Harold Conner, Leon Matthews.

(3rd ROW) unknown, Martha Robinson, Shirley Roland, Mona Wilbur, Lucille Dunaway, Nancy Motley, Jean Harker, Rosemary Woodard, Shirley Bradbury, Jackie Hulsey, Kathleen Lee, Emanuell Bell, Goldie Burton-teacher.

(TOP ROW) Floyd Bair, unknown, Kenneth Brisco, Bob Bradbury, Elmer Cummings, Floyd Brock, Jack West, Jim Black, LeRoy Spencer, Kenneth BeVier, Cecil Thomas AND Melvin Gretz.

Hope you like this “Spring time” cartoon of students staring out the window. It was clipped from the April 23, 1914, issue of The Webb City Register.

Sentinel bound volumes are now in the Genealogy Room

The WCAGS has accepted ownership of the complete collection of bound volumes of the Webb City Sentinel, from 1983 (after the fire) until the final issue on Dec. 30, 2020.

Those issues can also be viewed on microfilm, along with much older issues.

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

WCAGS members staff the Genealogy Room on the third floor of the Webb City Public Library. Current hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the Genealogy Room.

Everything you want to know about Jasper County Missouri Schools is available at a site compiled by Webb City Area Genealogical Society member Kathy Sidenstricker.