Shenandoah County Library Archives

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Teacher Genevieve McClain, seated, flanked by three of her students in graduation gowns.

The students are: (l to r) Alfonso Smith, Unknown, Daniel Smith.

These students are most likely ones Genevieve McClain taught while teaching at Creekside…

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Portrait of Margaret Magruder wearing a winter coat with fur on the collar and cuffs.

Margaret was born to Mark Welsh Magruder and Lilia Myrtle Riddleberger. She grew up in Woodstock where her father was an agent in the Fire Insurance business.…

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Portrait of Olive M. (Magruder) Dellinger, as a young woman.

Mrs. Dellinger was born in Woodstock to Mark W. Magruder (1868-1921) and Lelia (Riddleberger) Magruder (1867-1939).

She taught school for more than 30 years in Washington, D.C.,…

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Group of unidentified students posing on the steps of the Lantz Mills School.

The photograph was taken ca. 1924. based on a similar image that is dated.

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Portrait of Miss Walton wearing a long faux pearl necklace and shown in profile. She taught kindergarten in Woodstock in the 1920's.

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Portrait of Clayton I. Spessard wearing a suit and tie with a high, starched collar.

Clayton was a teacher at Massanutten Academy when J. Silor Garrison was the Headmaster there, circa 1902. He taught Ancient Languages and History.

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Faded image of a group of unidentified elementary-aged school children and a few unidentified teachers standing outside of their school building.

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Damaged image of Mary Bair Bowman, a well-known music teacher at Woodstock High School.

Mary was the only child of Franklin Schmucker (1871-1963) and Sarah Fletcher (Supinger) (1870-1953) Bowman. She never married and was very active in her…

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Portrait of Professor Milton Hollingsworth wearing a suit and tie. He was the son of Charles Edwin and Fannie (Coffelt) Hollingsworth and had a long career in high school level education; first as a teacher, later as a Principal.

Milton married…

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Portrait of Howard Johnston Benchoff, influential headmaster of Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock.

He was the son of Loudon Francis and Martha Belle (Johnston) Benchoff. His first wife was Kathryn Leona Mahon who died in 1918. His second…

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Portrait of Stanley Lockwood Sine as a young Corporal wearing his U.S. Army uniform.

Stanley was born in Woodstock, the son of Mathew Stanley Quay (1894-1974) and Mary Rebecca (Burnshire) (1893-1990) Sine. His father was a truck driver.…

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A portrait of Mary Bair Bowman who was a music teacher at Woodstock High School.

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Portrait of Mary Bair Bowman who was a well known music teacher at Woodstock High School.

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Candid classroom scene with unidentified elementary-aged children at work while an unidentified teacher works with a boy one-on-one. Pictures of Bible scenes on the walls indicate this was a Sunday school of some kind.

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Photograph of educator Genevieve McClain (center) standing with four of her students. They are:

Front row, left: Betty Steptoe
Front row, right: Frances Cyrus Corley
Rear row, left: Perry Dyer
Rear row, right: Jean Dyer

These students are…

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Group of unidentified students and at least one unidentified teacher posed outside an unidentified school building.

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Unidentified group of teachers serving the Shenandoah Valley Academy students in the 1930s. Established in 1908, the Seventh-Day Adventist coeducational boarding school for high school students still exists and is located in New Market, Virginia.

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Group of unidentified students and teachers at the Strasburg School.

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Group of unidentified students and teachers posed as a group in front of Shenandoah Valley Academy's original "Main Dormitory."

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Portrait of Professor Milton Hollingsworth as a young man wearing a suit and tie.

He was the son of Charles Edwin and Fannie (Coffelt) Hollingsworth and had a long career in high school level education; first as a teacher, later as a…

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Portrait of Xina Holmes Durette. She was a newspaper reporter, teacher, and school principal in Luray, Virginia.

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Portrait of Durwood Myers who worked as an agricultural teacher at Woodstock High School and later, at Central High School.

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Portrait of Eleonor Hottel Balthis, who never married and became a teacher.

Born in Strasburg, she was the oldest child of Robert Fleming (1876-1944) and Hattie May (Hottel) (1882-1922) Balthis.

Interestingly, her civil birth was recorded…

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Portrait of Professor Milton Hollingsworth wearing a suit and tie. He was the son of Charles Edwin and Fannie (Coffelt) Hollingsworth and had a long career in high school level education; first as a teacher, later as a Principal.

Milton married…

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Margaret (Grabill) Jones with her hair pulled back and wearing a long string of faux pearls.

Margaret was a descendant of Captain Grabill, the first Superintendent of Schools in Shenandoah County. She taught English at both Woodstock and New…
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