Washington Grade School Photos, submitted by Curtis White


These were Mary Sharrett's grade schoold pictures.Washington Grade School still stands today and is on 800 North, south of Bridgeport, IL. Several of these Washington Grade School pictures where taken on May 19, 1941. Mary Sharrett's mother Cora Sharrett had a camera and took a lot of pictures. After Mary got a camera she also took a lot of photos. In 1941 Mary would have been 15 years old, so she was most likely using her mother's camera here at Washington Grade School. If any one knows any of these people in the photos please contact me.

Forrest Willis and Ralph Scherer, May 19, 1941, Washington Grade School., Bridgeport, IL



Veda Roberts, Herbert Satterthwaiter, Ronald Westall, Kenneth Sharrett, Omer Ray Houghtaling, Billie Westall, Barbara Powers, Mary Alice Ogalsbee, Betty Lou Hawley in back. Harold Seward & Jackie Satterthwaiter on steps. Ben Powers at the bottom
Washington Grade School, Bridgeport, IL May 19, 1941

Betty Lou Summons,
Betty Jean Scherer,
Betty Jean Palmer,
Imogean Monts,
Wanda Askren
May 19, 1941. Washington Grade School

Veda Roberts, Herbert Satterthwaiter, Ronald Westall, Kenneth Sharrett, Omer Ray Houghtaling, Billie Westall, Barbara Powers, Mary Alice Ogalsbee, Betty Lou Hawley in back. Harold Seward & Jackie Satterthwaiter on steps. Ben Powers at the bottom. Washington Grade School, Bridgeport, IL
May 19, 1941

Billy Bell and Kenneth Sharrett,
May 19, 1941

Kenneth Sharrett is Mary Sharrett's brother and Billy Bell is their cousin

Miss Gladys Morehead,
Mr. Olin C Roberts

Washington Grade School
May 19, 1941

Back row - Bill Askren, Randle Hedge, Pauline Scherer, Wanda Askren, Patty Jean Palmer.
Second Row - Forrest Willis, Ralph Scherer, Eugene Willis, Betty Jean Scherer, Doris Hammel.
Front Row - Donnie Richardson, Olin Wills, Helen Powers at right,
May 19, 1941

Forrest Willis and Ralph Scherer, May 19, 1941.

Keith Houghtaling,
Veda Roberts,
Ralph Scherer, Forrest Willis
Mary 19, 1941

Washington Grade School

Forrest Willis,
Randle Hedge,
Bill Askren,
Keith Houghtaling,
Ralph Scherer,
West side of school

Wanda Askren,
Veda Roberts,
Bill Askren,
Ralph Scherer,
Keith Houghtaling,
Forrest Wills at school

Veda Roberts and Forrest Willis

Pauline Scherer in foreground.
Maxine Craig,
Betty Simmons,
? Monts
and Betty Jean Scherer.
All on the grounds of Washington Grade School, south of Bridgeport, IL

Spelling Certificate of Award
Mary Sharrett
A pupil of the Public Schools of Lawrence County, Illinois is presented this Certificate of Award for One Hundred Perfect Spelling Lessons 1/28/1939 (So she was 13 when she received this award, I can't spell without my spell check.)

Washington Grade School



Members of the Class, Class Motto, Colors and Flower. Principal: Olin C. Roberts, Assistant: Miss Gladys Morehead.

Mary Elizabeth Sharrett, class of 1941, graduated from Washington Grade School, Wednesday May 28, 1941, Bridgeport, IL

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