Barnett School

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Title

Barnett School

Subject

Rural schools

Description

The old Barnett School, August, 1916, was on Barger Road in Tuscaloosa County. It burned around 2006. On the site in 2016 is the Gospel Tabernacle.

The director of the school was Jesse Lee Howell (left); he also taught music. He eventually married one of the students, Maude Gardner.

Front row from left : S.D. Boyd, Walter Howell, Lester Barger, Hilton McQueen, Effie Colburn, Buelah Barger, May Colburn, Willie Miles, Stella Simpson, Nettie Barger and Lillie Barger.

Middle row: Eunice McQueen, Effie Gardner, Rena Miles, Minnie Barger, Gertrude Gardner, Rhoda Miles, Mamie McQueen, Maude Gardner, Bertha Crawford.

Back row: Milburn Barger, Lee Barger, Lewis Scales, Elighie Howell, Harvey Largin, unknown, Birtie Miles, Chesley Gwin, unknown.

The Gardner girls were sisters. Their mother died when they were young and Gertrude was the mother figure for her sisters.

Source

Cy Howell

Publisher

The Tuscaloosa News, Oct. 17, 2016

Date

August, 1916

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

2303

Coverage

Tuscaloosa County (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

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