School: Withee Township (circa 1899)

Transcriber:  Jim Kendall

----Source: Family Album

The location of the photo above is not identified, but I know my grandmother finished grammar school in Thorp. I've checked the 1900 census and found the all the girls in Thorp, except Myrtle (no surname). Grandmother Bessie Olson was born in Thorp 21 Jul 1885 and I think the family left Thorp ~1900. I suspect this photo was taken between 1898/99 and is probably of the students at the Thorp Grammar School.

I'd love to share this photo with the families of the other girls. I checked the surnames interest list, but didn't find any of the names mentioned. Susan McCutcheon must have been a close friend of grandmother's because I have more photos and cards from her to my grandmother (Bessie Olson) for several years after she left Thorp. I'm hoping other visitors, with ties to those pictured, will see this photo and contact me.


Jim Kendall



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