Montgomery County Elk City, Kansas

 Radical
District No. 7
Warren Culp's History

Elk City Kansas
Louisburg Township 31-32; Range 15; East


 

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    Contains the basic history of Radical One Room School, Teachers and their salaries, throughout the years as per history researched and written by Mr. Warren A. Culp Sr.

    Radical, District #7
    1870 - 1941
    Louisburg Township 31-32; Range 15 East

    The rich farm land of the Elk River bottoms attracted such numbers of families that in August of 1870, Radical District 7 was formed by county Superintendent, B. R. Cunningham. There were even hopes of a permanent town site at this location. A Colonel Samuel Young laid out such a site but it never got beyond being a rural hamlet. When school was opened for the 1871-1872 school year, eighty-one children enrolled. Classes were probably held during the organization year since the meeting for that purpose was held in "Radical City" on August 31, 1870. Enrollment held up well with one hundred five listed for the 1881-82 year with a Mr. E. N. Plank Jr. taught the school for $40.00 per month. It must have been too much for him for a Sarah Drouillard finished the term. When the Missouri Pacific Railroad was built through the county in 1886 and a station was located about a mile to the northwest of the town, the postoffice was removed to that point and families began to leave Radical City. By 1890 the school population had dropped to fifty-seven and by 1900 to forty-three.

    The district continued to maintain its identity with nine boundary changes and a dwindling school population until 1939-40 when only three oupils were enrolled with Mrs. Jewell Perkins as teacher. The next year school was discontinued and on April 17, 1941 county Superintendent M. D. Smith attached the remaining area to the LeHUnt #113 district at the direction of a vote of the patrons at their annual meeting on April 11, 1941.

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    Years Teacher Salary Months
    1881-1882 E. N. Plank Jr. $40.00
    7
    finished term Sarah Drouillard
    1882-1883 John Miller $40.00
    7
    1883-1884 M. J. Bridgman $45.00
    7
    1884-1885 W. A. McCord $-
    -
    1885-1886 S. D. Crane $100.00
    8
    1886-1887 S. H. Barr $50.00.00
    7
    1887-1888 Alexander Nash $45.00
    7
    1888-1889 Eva Eppler $35.00
    7
    1889-1890 Eva Eppler $35.00
    6
    1890-1891 Grant Brownfield $30.00
    6
    1891-1892 Myrtle Krone $30.00
    6
    1892-1893 Herman Romig $37.50
    6
    1893-1894 Lesslie Finley $
    -
    1894-1895 H. K. James $-
    -
    1895-1896 H. K. James $30.00
    7
    1896-1897 H. K. James $39.00
    7
    1897-1898 Nettie Bowers $30.00
    7
    1898-1899 Nettie Bowers $30.00
    -
    1899-1900 B. C. Perkins $36.00
    6
    1900-1901 Dora Greer $35.00
    6
    1901-1902 J. W. Miller $40.00
    7
    1902-1903 Dora Greer $37.50
    7
    1903-1904 Lottie Walker $40.00
    5
    1904-1905 Ada D. Walker
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    -
    1905-1906 Ada D. Walker $45.00
    7
    1906-1907 Sophia Bates $50.00
    7
    1907-1908 Sophia Bates $50.00
    7
    1908-1909 Birdie Banks $40.00
    7
    1909-1910 Lizzie Perkins $55.00
    7
    1910-1911 Lizzie Perkins $60.00
    7
    1911-1912 Sophia Bates
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    -
    1912-1913 Sophia Bates $65.00
    7
    1913-1914 Otho Anderson
    -
    -
    1914-1915 Eva Dillon $60.00
    9
    1915-1916 Otho Anderson $70.00
    7
    1916-1917 Lois E. Parker $55.00
    7
    1917-1918 John W. Hopping $90.00
    7
    1918-1919 Elvin Lee $75.00
    7
    1919-1920 Hallie Hamilton $90.00
    7
    1920-1921 Hallie Hamilton
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    1921-1922 Mr. V. Chapnman $115.00
    8
    1922-1923 Wilma Wycoff $100.00
    8
    1923-1924 Marie Pitts $85.00
    8
    1924-1925 Lura Ferrell $125.00
    8
    1925-1926 Mrs. Laura Ferrell $125.00
    8
    1926-1927 Mrs. Laura Ferrell $125.00
    8
    1927-1928 Helen Ferrell $100.00
    8
    1928-1929 Voda E. Courtright $100.00
    8
    1929-1930 Veda E. Courtright $110.00
    8
    1930-1931 Berla Davidson $100.00
    8
    1931-1932 Berla Davidson $100.00
    8
    1932-1933 Dorothy Leatherman $80.00
    8
    1933-1934 Dorothy Leatherman $60.00
    8
    1934-1935 Hazel Hoover $50.00
    8
    1935-1936 Bernice Eversole $60.00
    8
    1936-1937 Bernice Lessman $70.00
    8
    1937-1938 Mamie Cunningham $60.00
    8
    1938-1939 Jewell Perkins $60.00
    8

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