Ceres, McKean Co. Pa
Barbertown School No. 6

Blanche M. Holmes

Blanche Holmes, my Great GrandAunt kept a diary during the years she taught school in Little Genesee, Portville, and Barbertown.  The diary contains at the end, the attendance records for her class at Babertown during the one summer in 1881, from May 9th to Aug 10th.  The class was small, and attendance seems sporatic.  Blanche gave up teaching Jan 14, 1882 according to her diary.  No reason was given, but she passed on the next year of tuberculosis at the young age of twenty-six.  The following are the names of the pupils who attended during that summer.
        1. Rose Hamilton
        2. Dora Barber
        3. Bertie Barber
        4. Erwin Maxson
        5. Freddie Hamilton
        6. Freddie Ward
        7. Albert Ostrander
        8. Edith Ostrander
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