Montgomery County Elk City, Kansas

Sunnyside School
District No. 24
Warren Culp's History

Elk City Kansas
Louisburg Township


 

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    Sunnyside School Dist. No. 24 Students,class remarks, visitors, daily class schedule.

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    Contains the basic history of Sunnyside Rural School, Dist. No. 24, Teachers and their salaries, throughout the years as per history researched and written by Mr. Warren A. Culp Sr.

    Sunnyside, District #24
    1871 - 1946
    Township 31; Range 13 East

    Sunnyside, District #24, was organized in the home of Joseph Ayres on the twenty-seventh of February 1871. County Superintendent, Nathan Bass had issued the order for such proceedings on the fifteenth of that month. It was two years before the school qualified for county and state money. Then it received $96.39 or $1.53 for each of the sixty-three persons of school age within its boundaries in 1873. In 1865 there were forty-four and in 1975 fifty persons of ages 5-21 in the district.

    Five times its boundary was changed in its three quarter century of service. In the final year 1945-46, Ruth Lyon taught seven pupils. On March 1, 1946 this district along with several others was disorganized and made a part of the Elk City District.

    Travelers on highway 160 west of Montgomery County can see this schoolhouse facing the east and almost expecting children's footsteps approaching after each sunrise. The land on which the house was built was purchased for school purposes from W. D. Whelchel and wife Samantha on June 19, 1880, about nine years after school was first held in this place. The consideration was ten dollars and the provision that the land revert to its original owner or his assigns should it no longer be used for educational purposes.

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    Years Teacher Salary Months
    1881-1882 Frank Allen $30.00
    4
    1882-1883 J. W. Wylie $42.50
    -
    1883-1884 Jennie Barnes $37.50
    4
    1884-1885 Ellen VanDiver $45.00
    6
    1885-1886 M. L. Emenhiser $45.00
    6
    1886-1887 No Record $ -
    -
    1887-1888 No Record $-
    -
    1888-1889 M. L. Emenhiser $40.00
    6
    1889-1890 *Sadie Wortman $-
    *6
    1890-1891 B. E. Cole $45.00
    6
    1891-1892 B. E. Cole $45.00
    6
    1892-1893 B. E. Cole $45.00
    6
    1893-1894 B. E. Cole $-
    -
    1894-1895 James F. Wilson $40.00
    6
    1895-1896 R. S. Thornbrough $ -
    -
    1896-1897 A. E. Stevens $33.33
    7
    1897-1898 R. J. Holcomb $30.00
    6
    1898-1899 A. E. Stevens $35.00
    6
    1899-1900 Winnie Smith $25.00
    3
    1900-1901 Alta Frazier $40.00
    6
    1901-1902 Julie Owen $40.00
    6
    1902-1903 Ida Jones $40.00
    7
    1903-1904 Ernest Wilkey $50.00
    6
    1904-1905 John Wilson
    -
    -
    1905-1906 Ezra Hedges $55.00
    7
    1906-1907 Homer Dewey $45.00
    7
    1907-1908 Nellie Harris $45.00
    7
    1908-1909 Osa Dewey $65.00
    7
    1909-1910 Nellie Harris $55.00
    7
    1910-1911 Daisy Mortimer $45.00
    6
    1911-1912 Marion Stark
    -
    -
    1912-1913 Edith Harris $45.00
    7
    1913-1914 Gladys Sewell
    -
    -
    1914-1915 Fern Reams $55.00
    7
    1915-1916 Edna Milbourne $50.00
    7
    1916-1917 Edna Milbourne $55.00
    7
    1917-1918 Claire Cook $50.00
    7
    1918-1919 Claudine Cook $60.00
    7
    1919-1920 Electa McGonigle $95.00
    7
    1920-1921 C. F. Brewer
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    -
    1921-1922 C. F. Brewer $175.00
    9
    1922-1923 Pearl M. Allen $150.00
    9
    1923-1924 Esper Wilson $100.00
    9
    1924-1925 Esper Wilson $125.00
    8
    1925-1926 Delilah Hoover $115.00
    9
    1926-1927 George Richardson $125.00
    8
    1927-1928 Chrystal Hamontre $115.00
    8
    1928-1929 Chrystal Hamontre $125.00
    8
    1929-1930 Mrs. Susie Rankin $120.00
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    1930-1931 Mrs. Susie Rankin $115.00
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    1931-1932 Mrs. Susie Rankin $105.00
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    1932-1933 Mrs. Susie Rankin $90.00
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    1933-1934 Mrs. Susie Rankin $65.00
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    1934-1935 Esper Shelton $65.00
    -
    1935-1936 Esper Shelton $70.00
    9
    1936-1937 Mable Rentfro $65.00
    9
    1937-1938 Pauline James $65.00
    9
    1938-1939 Pauline James $65.00
    8
    1939-1940 Minnie Reynolds $65.00
    9
    1940-1941 Minnie Reynolds $65.00
    9
    1941-1942 Nora Lee Ward $62.50
    9
    1942-1943 Nora Lee Ward $80.00
    9
    1943-1944 Wilma Haines $100.00
    9
    1944-1945 Ruth Lyon $120.00
    9
    1945-1946Ruth Lyon $135.00
    9
    * Note: In the Warren Culp history no teacher was listed for the year of 1889-1890. In the Elk City Eagle Newspaper dated March 14, 1890 under local items it reads; "Miss Sadie Wortman closed a six months course of school at Sunnyside last Friday." The article was sent to us by a great grandaughter of Miss Wortman.

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