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North Union School, Cooper, 1905

Contributed by Alexander-Crawford Historical Society

"Presented by teacher to Yola Lane, 1905"

Teacher Lindsay Clarke is on the left. Lindsay, born in 1881, was single and boarding with the Gilbert Rowe family

Standing next to Clarke is 13-year-old Yola Lane, youngest child of Civil War Veteran Frank Lane who had died a year earlier. Raymond Frost, 13, looks very serious in his black fedora. His sister Mildred, 10, is at the far right. She and Lindsay married in 1917 and lived on East Ridge in Cooper. Between brother and sister stands Marcia Hayward in her dark skirt and white blouse.

The girl with the light colored skirt is Georgie Hayward, Marcia's sister. The Hayward sisters were Yola's nieces.

Yola married Coburn Crosby in 1915 and continued to live in the house her father had built within sight of the school. Her children were all educated here. Later she would lift her grandchildren through the window to open the door, and then she would go in and read to them.

The North Union School existed before 1861 and was closed by the town in 1946. It served as a residence for a few years and burned in 1967.

Other Information


  • Title: North Union School, Cooper, 1905
  • Creation Date: 1905
  • Subject Date: 1905
  • Town: Cooper
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Local Code: Cooper – North Union School group – 1905
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Alexander-Crawford Historical Society
216 Pokey Road, Alexander, ME 04694-6012
(207) 454-7476
http://www.mainething.com/alexander/achs.htm

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