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Like us, our forebears approached back-to-school season with varying levels of excitement . Revisit their homework headaches with these reader-submitted photos of ancestors at school.
“My father-in-law, Mannie McFarley Watkins, is the young man in the front row on the right of this class photo. It was taken around 1930 of the Nansemond Collegiate Institute in Suffolk, Va. Mannie went on to become a Tuskegee airman during World War II, and he retired from the US Air Force.”
» Daryl Eldrett Watkins
“Martha Pinnock Hunter Booth was a first grade teacher in Cedar City, Iron County, Utah. This picture shows her classroom in the early 1900s.”
» Alyson Pincock
“This photograph of the Gardenville School in Gardenville, Bucks County, Pa., was taken in 1915. It’s my favorite school photo because of the huge American flag. My paternal grandmother, Helen Ott Michener, is pictured just to the right of the tree in the back row. Her brother, my great-uncle Clarence Lincoln Michener, is seated in the front row, second from right.”
» Carol Jacobs Norwood
From the October/November 2014 Family Tree Magazine