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Wilsonville School
Wislonville school
Photograph furnished by : George Vincent
Date Unknown
Wilsonville, Illinois
 

 
Wilsonville School Students
 
Wislonville school class
Photograph furnished by : Lynn Sloan-Shehorn
Circa 1930s
Wilsonville, Illinois
 
Top row first right is Robert Dumez
Bottom row sitting girls, second one in with white collar dress is Lauretta June Dumez.
 
Wislonville school 1932 Second Grade
Photograph furnished by : George Vincent
1936 Second Grade
Lauretta June Dumez is in the middle, bottom row with white collar dress & white bow in hair.
To her left is Lucille Roschall (? spelling ?).
 
Wislonville school December 1937
Photograph furnished by : Lynn Sloan-Shehorn
December 20, 1937
Lauretta June Dumez, age 7 years, is in this photo also.
 
Wislonville school 4th Grade
Photograph furnished by : George Vincent
Circa 1930s
Fourth Grade
Julia Bauusano is in this photo.
 
Wislonville school 1939 class trip
Photograph furnished by : Lynn Sloan-Shehorn
Wilsonville Class Trip
To Gillespie, Illinois
October 18, 1939
Wilsonville, Illinois
 
Newspaer article, October 18, 1939
PUPILS VISIT GILLESPIE
      Miss Marian Motto, teacher of the fifth grade at Wilsonville, and her sixteen pupils accompanied by Miss Marian Pomatto, spent Wednesday in Gillespie visiting places of interest.
      In the first place a number of the boys and girls had never ridden a steam engine and so they began the day by going to Bunker Hill and taking the train to Gillespie.
      They visited the post office where the postmaster explained the various departments and postal regulations. At the telegraph office they were shown how telegraph messages were received and sent.
      A visit to the Gillespie Dairy explained how milk was pasteurized, bottled and cared for. The group were treated to ice cream.
      They went to the telephone office and each child had the opportunity of talking to their home town -- Wilsonville.
      Mr. Long directed them through the bank and explained how the combination to the vault worked. He also permitted the children to hold a large sum of money, more than most of them will perhaps ever be able to possess.
      They were chilled at the Gillespie Ice and Fuel plant, yet received a warm welcome. The new locker system was explained to the children.
      At noon they had lunch at the Gillespie Grill and this was the first meal many of the children had eaten in a public restaurant.
      In the afternoon they visited the Gillespie News Office and witnessed this week's edition being made. The big press was operating and they were shown how the paper was composed as well as folded, trimmed and ready for the mails.
      They enjoyed their visit to Biava's Bakery as they were not only shown how huge batches of dough was made into bread and baked in large ovens but were also treated to sweet rols and given a sample to take to their homes.
      The day was brought to a close by a visit to the Library where Mrs. Shaw told them of many of the books obn the shelves.
      This trip was made possible by the pupils earning the money. In fact, they had more than enough for their trip. Some was used in purchasing pictures and other equipment for their room. Each child also had twenty cents and a visit to the dime store provided them with a small gift for their mother and a toy or candy for themselves.
      The children were delighted with their day's experience and without a doubt it afforded them more information than they would have gotten from their books in several days. They had studied something about telephone, telegraphing, banking, etc., but to actually see it all in operation was much more impressive.
      The students making the trip were : John Cavallo, Beulah Chappell, Ped Calvert, Elsie Degardin, Lauretta June Dumez, Victor Fassero, Gloria Perardi, Mary Rose Vigna, Wayne Hays, Fern Stiller, Theresa Traban, George Gundlach, Enrico Pacchetti, Lucille Rossio, Florence Teslo.
 
Newspaper article, 1939
SENDS CHRISTMAS JOY
      Miss Marian Motto and her fifth grade students from Wilsonville performed a very kindly act by preparing a large Christmas box for the children of the St. Louis Children's hospital to help bring Christmas cheer to their little souls.
      This work was done in conjunction with the art class work and they made scrap books, color books, animal books, jointed toys, gifts, etc. Each child enclosed with his gift an appropriate song or verse and gave their names so that if they desired each sick child might correspond with the donor.
      They are in receipt of a card from the Board of Managers of the hospital thanking them for their gracious act.
 
Wislonville school 1939 play
Photograph furnished by : Lynn Sloan-Shehorn
December 23, 1939 ( or 1940 )
Lauretta June Dumez - back row, 5th from left
Gloria Perardi - 4th row up, 7th from left
 

 
Wilsonville Students Parade Against Coal Mine Strike 1937 Miner's strike parade
Photograph furnished by : George Vincent
May 25, 1937
      WILSONVILLE, ILL., May 25 -- Bearing banners, grade school students of Wilsonville, today marched from the building and paraded through streets and to the mine near their city where more than 350 men are underground in a sit-down strike.
 

 
Wilsonville School Band
1939 band
Photograph furnished by : Lynn Sloan-Shehorn
 
 
Wilsonville School Band
Louis Phillppe, Director
Circa 1939 - 1940
Wilsonville, Illinois
 
Lauretta June Dumez-Sloan is the Majorette
Lauretta was born June 4, 1929 so she looks about ten or so in the picture.
Also in picture is her cousin Robert Dumez and Jeanette Dumez-Hilligos.
This photograph was also published in a newspaper; the heading and caption are :
Wilsonville Band Plays At State Fair
      The Wislonville Band under the direction of Louis Phillppe will compete at the State Fair, Friday, August 18th in class C.
      The band has had several engagements during the summer months and have a number of advanced dates to fill. they also competed in scholastic contests this Spring.

 
1939 band marching
Photograph furnished by : Lynn Sloan-Shehorn
 
Wilsonville Grade School Band
Circa 1939 - 1940
Wilsonville, Illinois
 
Fourth Grade
Lauretta June Dumez-Sloan is the Majorette
 

 
Honor Roll Board
Wislonville Honor Roll school board
Photograph furnished by : George Vincent
Date Unknown
Wilsonville, Illinois

 


 

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