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Pettit School c1912 - Cherokee Co. OK


Row 1 (seated 1-4): 1. Ted Dawes, 4. Henry Dawes
Row 2 (standing 1-11): 11. Albert Dawes
Row 3 (standing clockwise from left 1-8):
Adults (left foreground, center back, right foreground):

 Above photo & information submitted by Kerry Kirk

The following information was furnished by Jennifer Sparks
The old Pettit school used to be where Pettit Bay (in the north part of the camping park) at Lake Tenkiller is now. The later Pettit school house was moved north of Pettit Bay. There is an old Pettit cemetery located just east of the old school house. Names of the ones in this picture are as follows; Front row from left: Henry Dawes, Cicero Parson, Ted Dawes and Bryan Lawley.
Second row:
Boon Griffin, Elmer Edwards, Frank Lawley, Myrtle Parson, Alta Edwards, Aggie Parson, unknown, unknown, Maude Lawley, Charlie Terrell and Albert Dawes.
Back row:
Ray Ballard, Jess Cochran, Gertie Lawley, Susie Grifin, Ola Terrell and Alice Dawes.
In front of Ola and Alice are Martha Edwards and Etta Terrell.
Mr Wyly
is leaning against tree. Old man in back is Nick Pettit and on right is the teacher, Carl Conner.

Top row, back - girl in center of row, (blonde) Gertie Lawley (Jennifer‘s Grandmother)
Third from left, 2nd row (boys) - with hands in pockets - Frank Lawley.(Jennifer’s great uncle)

This is what Gertie wrote on the back of her picture: 
Row 1: seated: Ted Dawes, Henry Dawes, __?___, Bryan Lawley 

Row 2
:  Boone Griffin, Elmer Edwards, Frank Lawley, Myrtle Parsons, Alta Edwards, __?__, Maude Lawley, Charley Terrell, Albert Dawes.
Row 3
: Ray Ballard, Jess Cochran, Gertie Lawley, Susie Griffin, Ola Terrell, Alice Dawes.

Two girls in front of Ola Terrell and Alice Dawes are Martha Edwards and Etta Terrell.  The gentleman leaning against the tree is Mr. Wyly,
who was the school superintendent.  The old gentleman on the left is Nick Pettit.  The schoolteacher, Carl Connor, is on the right.”

  If you can id anyone else here please let me know so that I can add the names.
 Jeff Smith


Pettit School c1918 - Cherokee Co. OK

Front Row:
#1 Mary Keys,  #2 Mallie Ann Dawes,   #3 Verda Dawes,   #4 Bessie Lillard,   #5 Maudie Lillard,   #6 Ross Miller or ? Bowen,  #7 Veevi ? White or Deena Bowen,  #8 ? Bowen,   #9 Unknown,   #10 ? Lillard,   #11 Dora or Maggie Holbert,  

Middle Row:
#12 Hattie Pettit,   #13 Unknown,   #14 Henry Dawes,   #15 Unknown,   #16 Bill Terral (Bill's brother Paul should have been in picture too),   #17 Aggie Parsons,   #18 Unknown,   #19 Unknown,   #20 ? Myers,   #21 Unknown,   #22 Andrew Pettit (nickname was Rounder),  #23 ? Lillard,  

Back Row:
#24 Dick Lovett (Teacher),   #25 Unknown,   #26 Albert Dawes,   #27 Unknown,   #28 Unknown,   #29 Unknown,   #30 Unknown,   #31 Ted Dawes  #32 Unknown,   #33 Unknown,   #34 Unknown,   #35 S.Q. King,   #36 Unknown,   #37 Unknown,   #38 Unknown,   #39 Unknown  

If you know any names of the Unknowns, please email me so that I can change the Unknown name. Thanks.  Jeff Smith

Above photo & information submitted by Kerry Kirk

This page was last updated on 07/15/14

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