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One-Room Schoolhouse Teachers

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  • Alice Myra Burr (1884 - 1977)
    Alice Myra Ford was born on April 8,1884 at Sullivan, Missouri, the oldest of four children born to William Hoblet Ford and Lucy {Branaman} /Riggs, Ford. The family moved from Missouri to Western Kan...
  • Alys McKoy (1900 - 1920)
    My great-aunt Alys taught in a one room schoolhouse after graduating from a teacher's college in Raleigh. She died in a house fire. She is buried in the McKoy Cemetery, Pender County North Carolina. It...

One-room schools were commonplace throughout rural portions of various countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Spain in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In most rural (country) and small town schools, all of the students met in a single room. There, a single teacher taught academic basics to several grade levels of elementary-age boys and girls. While in many areas one-room schools are no longer used, it is not uncommon for them to remain in developing nations and rural areas, such as much of the Falklands and Shetland.

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