Mentor Township Schools
Clark County, Wisconsin & Fairchild, Eau
Claire Co., WI
Humbird, Wisconsin School,
1904 (Donated by Wonders)
Truman Freeman, donated the site for the school.
Taxation Report (by Wayland
Financial Report of School District, No.
1, Mentor Twp., Clark Co., Wis.
1914 Humbird School Census
Cotton; Ina Bemis (teacher
for the 1914 school term)
(Jackson County, Wis.)
Humbird Elementary; The grammar
teacher was Mae McNamara from Neillsville, Wis. in 1914 and at that time, the
intermediate teacher was Jennie Hart of Humbird, Wis. Alice
Fowler taught the Second Primary and Tressie Haas from Spring Valley
instructed the First Primary.
Humbird School - Class of 1907
"Elizabeth "Bess" Chapman's first
assignment after graduating from Platteville Normal School was the Humbird
School. She lived with Henry and Emma Edwards in Mentor Township in 1904 - 1905.
She was only there for one year. Bess was a teacher for 45 years before retiring
in 1950. She lived the majority of her life in Oakland, California. She died at
the age of 91 in 1976.
The postcard was sent to Bess by a former student, Harry M. Fristad. He was 11
years old when he wrote his former teacher. Harry was the son of Nicholas and
Betsy Fristad. Harry wrote, "Humbird, Wis., Nov 20, '07, Dear Teacher, I suppose
you have almost forgotten me and I was once your scholar. I am in the 5th grade
and was in the 3rd when you saw me. I will close from your scholar. Harry M.
Fristad" (Provided by Jeff Wonders)
Here is a photo of Bess around the time she
taught at Humbird.
Humbird, Wisconsin School
Class of 1907
Post Card verifying 1907 Class picture date
Humbird School ca. 1915
Sophia Theiler (teacher for the 1914 school term);
The Lightfoot School was located between 1-1/2 to 2 miles North of Humbird
on what is now East Bluff Road.
Wilbur; Bernice Cole (teacher for the 1914 school term); It is
believed that the Wilbur School was west of Humbird
Wilbur School (Reunion – 1962)
1909 School Souvenir booklet--"In
looking through some of my family pictures, I came across a 1909 School Souvenir
booklet for the District No.1 School in Mentor Township. It belonged to
Graves; she was a cousin to my great-grandmother. She lived most of her life in
York Township but taught briefly at this Mentor Township school after she
attended Neillsville Normal School. I attached scanned copies of the booklet
pages. I am not sure where District No. 1 was in Mentor Township."
Steven Lavey. (Cover/Photo),
(Page 2), (Page
Those mentioned in this booklet are:
Ethel V. Graves
F. M. Stallard
A. F. Simons
Humbird, Mentor Twp., Clark Co., Wis. High School
The Humbird High School marked its 50th year
graduation on Thursday evening. Instituted in 1883, the school’s first class
consisted of a single young lady who graduated in 1885. George F. Witter, now
an attorney of Oakland, Calif., was principal of the school at the time and
later his first graduating class student, Miss Mayme Carter, became his wife.
This year’s graduates were: Werner Amport, Vera Campbell, Eileen Creviston,
Theo. Dignin, June Duerkop, Romona Holman, Marjorie Nibbe, Martha Trachsel and
Wayland Waters. Prof. Marshall Norseng of Madison was commencement speaker.
Clark Co. Press, June 1935.
1908 School Commencement Exercises
1914 Principle was H. R. Fadner from Appleton, Wis. and his assistant was Mae
McNamara from Neillsville, Wis. The intermediate teacher at that time was
Jennie Hart of Humbird.
Humbird (Senior Class Play – 28 Apr
Fairchild High School
Fairchild, WI High
Mystery Photo #2;
Mystery Photo #3;
Humbird Students about 1938
Lincoln High School--Lincoln High was the consolidated High School of
Humbird, Merrillan, and Alma Center.
Class of 1917
have albums 1957, 1958, 1959, Lincoln high School, Alma Center, Wisconsin and
am willing to do lookups upon request. These albums also have the grades and
of Clark Co., WI Schools