School Name: Madden School School District Number: #083
Township: Twn38N Range: Rng13W Section: Sec11
Latitude: 38.044800 °N Longitude: -92.317700 °W
by Peggy Smith Hake
The Madden country school was located in southern Richwoods Township near the Big Tavern creek. The first year of school was taught by Caroline Madden in the 1874/75 school year. Caroline was a daughter of Samuel and Sarah Madden, natives of Virginia. Before coming to Miller County, the Maddens spent sometime in Polk County, Tennessee where most of their children were born. The Madden family came to Miller County from Tennessee before the Civil War and settled in what has been known as the Madden community for many years.
Of the 47 teachers who once taught old Madden school, I believe there are only three who are still living....Ruby Shelton Robertson, Anna Jean Malmberg Strope, and Ruby McCubbin Spearman. On September 22, 1959, the Madden country school was closed and became part of the Iberia R-V Consolidated school district.
The following is a list of teachers who taught Madden school from 1874-1959: 1874-75 Caroline Madden 1909-11 A. Y. Johnston 1875-76 Mary A. Loague 1911-12 Colmer Glawson 1876-77 Caroline Madden 1912-13 Rector S. Johnston 1877-80 John B. Tallman 1913-15 Otis Wright 1880-81 David D. Greenstreet 1916-17 Dora Tabor 1881-82 Andrew L. Benage 1917-18 A. Y. Johnston 1882-84 Lou A. Gott 1918-19 Ethel Williams 1884-85 John L. Carroll 1919-21 A. Y. Johnston 1886-88 George W. Mace 1921-23 Fred Ambrose 1888-89 Wm. D. Johnson 1923-24 Perry T. Wyrick 1889-90 Edmond F. Madden 1924-25 Frank Mace 1890-91 George W. Mace 1925-26 Hilary Pemberton 1891-92 Edmond F. Madden 1926-27 Virgil Wrinkle 1892-94 John R. Martin 1927-28 Ona Ulman 1894-95 Maggie Miller 1928-29 Marjorie Mace Hix 1895-96 Charles O. Short 1929-32 Layard Cross 1896-97 Maggie Haus 1932-33 Earl Moore 1897-98 Edmond F. Madden 1933-36 Ruby Shelton Robertson 1898-99 Charles O. Short 1936-38 Ruby Robinson Ferguson 1899-00 Matthew H. Shelton 1938-40 Glenn Casey 1900-02 Maggie Haus 1940-41 Vurden Rook 1902-03 Edmond F. Madden 1941-42 Dale Lee Keeth 1903-04 Walter Miller 1942-43 Robert Livingston 1903-04 Cora Miller 1943-45 Walter Tabor 1904-05 LeRoy N. Nichols 1945-47 Imogene Barnett Reimensnider 1905-06 John U. Stone 1947-48 Anna Jean Malmberg Strope 1906-07 Joseph E. Barnett 1948-49 Ruby McCubbin Spearman 1907-08 Edmond F. Madden 1949-53 Lois Jones Thomson 1908-09 Omar McCrory 1953-59 Ruby Robinson Ferguson