1930s Cotton Grove School In Comanche County, Texas

A huge thank you to my friend, Kenneth Evans, for helping me with this 1930s school photo from the Cotton Grove school. I am guessing at some of the spellings so feel free to correct me.
Front: Carlos Woolsey, Billy Hunter 2nd Row: Martha Laughlin, Patricia Hurt, Joyceline Connally, Eudene Woolsey, Bobbie Nell Hilliard, J.T. Laughlin, Billie Reagan, Gene Ratliff 3rd Row: Laverne Smart, Mr. and Mrs. D.R. Holliday, Geneva Gifford, Ruth Connally,  Hazel Connally,  Back: Kenneth Holliday, Leroy Laughlin, Robert Dale Knight, Johnnie Smart, Eldon Ripley, William Ray Knight, Jimmy Watson Front: Carlos Woolsey, Billy Hunter
2nd Row: Martha Laughlin, Patricia Hurt, Joyceline Connally, Eudene Woolsey, Bobbie Nell Hilliard, J.T. Laughlin, Billie Reagan, Gene Ratliff
3rd Row: Laverne Smart, Mr. and Mrs. D.R. Holliday, Geneva Gifford, Ruth Connally, Hazel Connally
Back: Kenneth Holliday, Leroy Laughlin, Robert Dale Knight, Johnnie Smart, Eldon Ripley, William Ray Knight, Jimmy Watson

The Cotton Grove school was located about four miles northwest of Comanche and it served area students until 1945, when the old school bell was silenced there once and for all. Students who were still in school in 1945 dispersed to attend either in Sidney or in Comanche.

Wouldn’t you love to go back just once to see how those old schools were taught? I would NOT want to get caught there, but I would love to visit for a little while!

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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