1932-1933 Carterville 3rd grade

Mrs. Fern Gromer-teacher.

(FRONT) Marilyn Moore, Norma Bates, Joan Bly, Elnora Turner, Wilma Tarrant, Genevieve Barker, Vienna Osborne, Hope Blankenship.

(SECOND ROW) Joe Hunt, Royce Bolls, Oscar Joseph, Thomas Brenner, Dick Lewis, Harry Wilson, Gene Barker, Jack Barnet, Joan Williams.

(THIRD ROW) Bob Vanover, Viola Williams, L. E. Stancil, Edna Mae Taft, Eugene Fisher, Carrie Moore, Charles Edwards, Alice McKnight, Roy Clayworth, Fern Anderson, unk.

(FOURTH ROW) George Goforth, Bob Ropp, Marie Moore, Buster Hedcorth, Frances Patton, Gail Woodard, Peggy Freeman, Joan Tarrant, Alta Richard.

(BACK) Herman Nichol, Grant Morgan, Garold McDaniel, Joan Treadway, Paul Edwards, I. J. Hunds, Bob Close.

Photo contributed by Joan Bly Johns

Old News

From the 3rd floor
of the Webb City Public Library

Carterville Schools enrollment in 1932-33 was 134 in high school, 281 grade school

We’ve found some interesting information about the Carterville School District in the 1932-1933 Missouri School Directory, which was donated by Aaron Greek.

Carterville Consolidated School District

Accessed Property Valuation: $565,990

Tax Rate (cents on $100): 185

Number teachers:  High School 6; Elementary 9

Enrollment: High School 134; Elementary 281

President of school board: R. F. McCord

Secretary of school board: L. B. Miller

Superintendent: I. J. Sweeney, Salary $1,600 year

Teacher: Wm. Crenshaw, Salary $900 year

Teacher: H. Callie Burkett, Salary $900 year

Teacher: Anna Towser, Salary $900 year

Teacher: Claude Mikkelsen, Salary $900 year

Teacher: Vanna Patterson, Salary $1,012 year

Average salary of elementary teachers: $639 year

Free Textbooks: Yes

Non-residents: High School 36; grade school 2

Tuition per year (non residents): High School $50; grade school $18


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.