Bio: Syth, Ruby (Life as a Teacher - 1967)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Syth

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/21/1967

Syth, Ruby (Life as a Teacher - 1967)

A veteran of 25 years of teaching, who describes herself as “one of those old-timers,” is Mrs. Ruby Syth. A graduate of the old teachers’ training department of Neillsville High School, she is in her first year here as a first grade teacher.

Mrs. Syth has had considerable experience in rural and state graded schools of the Willard and Greenwood areas, where she is well-known; but her first year of teaching was put in at the Mound School, northwest of Neillsville in the Town of Pine Valley.

She started teaching at the age of 17, and suggests, “I wonder now if some of my pupils didn’t know more than I did” at the time. She spent a year at Mound School and three at Eaton Center State Graded School before marrying and taking time away from teaching to raise a family. She resumed teaching when her oldest children were in high school.

While teaching in rural schools in the Greenwood area, she attended summer sessions and enrolled in extension courses offered through Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire.

“I really miss the fine folks of Willard and Greenwood,” she remarked; “but I’m beginning to get acquainted with some very good people in the Neillsville area. I like my first graders and I hope they will like me.”



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