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School Name:    Spearman School              School District Number:    #072

Location:
Township:  Twn39N    Range:  Rng13W    Section:  Sec29

Latitude:  38.082300 N      Longitude:  -92.373200 W



School Photo

 Spearman School - 1927
Spearman School - 1927
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 Spearman Classes 1-8, 1945-1955
Spearman School, grades 1-8 - 1945-55
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Top, L-R: Vergie Uhlman, Larry Irwin, Shirley Wall, William Nelson, Barbara Wall, Larry Fritchey, Carol Fritchey,
2nd Row: Danny Irwin, Ann Adams, Janet Hoff, Roger Wall, 3rd Row: Marilyn Wall, Harold Hoff, Daryll Fritchey, Lydia Hoff, 4th Row: Linda Wall, Marilyn Steen, Bobby Fritchey, Carlene Burnham.





School Information:

Date Started:                Date Closed:

School Registers:
Teacher's Register: 1958-1960

Teachers: Judge Jenkins lists the following teachers for the early years of the school:

1874-75 Zebedee Spearman   1889-90 Nellie Harrison
1875-76 James S. Martin   1890-91 D. E. Casey
1876-77 E. L. Hawkins   1891-93 Cornelia Spearman
1877-78 A. L. Benage   1893-94 Mattie Steen
1878-80 James T. Walker   1894-95 Wm. L. Hawkins
1880-81 A. L. Benage   1895-96 C. B. Spearman
1881-82 Cornelia Spearman   1896-97 Roy Nickols
1882-83 L. N. Wood   1897-98 Chas. O. Short
1883-84 Cornelia Spearman   1898-99 Cornelia B. Spearman
1884-86 Geo. A. Mace   1899-00 Alta Spearman
1886-87 Mrs. C. F. Spearman   1900-01 Gilbert Watkins
1887-89 C. F. Spearman      

Later Teachers Included:

1956-57 May Burnham      
1958-60 Vada Hensley      


Resident Taxpayers in 1871:
Wm. J. Wall, P.J. Whittle, C.R. Adams, G.W. Adams, W.W. Burks, Bently Burks, D.Carroll, S.W. Diall, W.L. Diall, J.C. Earp, Geo. Helms, John Loveall, Adam Melrose, Mar__ Kenser, W.H. Nichols, Hezekiah McCubbin, T.S. Phillips, J.W. Plemmons, John Phillips, __Pemberton, Elisha Strutton, J.W. Spearman, Zebedee Spearman, Nancy Spearman, Edmund Spearman, Mary Short, N.B. Wood, W.R. Wright, and A.F. Wall.

Spearman School was located 5 miles West of Iberia on 42 Highway. The school building burned in the year 1973. At that time it was owned by JoAnn and Ethel Spearman. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Atwell later purchased the property and built a new home there.




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