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I've attached an excerpt from a letter my Grandma Nettie wrote - sharing her memory of
watching the hearse go by the school. She wrote: "Clarence and I were sitting on the
front steps of the school house and we had taken Elvin and Blanche to school with us as
Mother had no place to leave them and that was before the vestical was built onto the
north of the schoolhouse and I was born March 17, 1891..." She went on to
write.."The 4 of us, Clarence and I and the little ones sat on the step and watched
the funeral procession go by and they had big wheels, high up on the hearse and had 2
If the funeral had been held at the school...wouldn't the children have stayed home?
It doesn't seem to fit...but I could be wrong on that as well...
I've visited the cemetery where my Great-Great Grandparents (Mary and John Thomas
Campbell) are buried...called Tilton Cemetery now but I've heard it called other
names. I also got to visit the site where the Maple Grove Schoolhouse used to sit just
this past fall with other relatives.
I would love any additional information you might have to share and / or pictures. I
would love to have more of the story.
Thanks so much for responding.
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