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"Horace Mann & Dewey School"
Photo from Chester and Vicinity © 1914 by Hy. V. Smith
3rd St. between Jeffrey & Yarnell
Principals | Faculty | Staff | PTA | Safety Squad | Classes | School History | Recollections
"Dutch Boyer", boys P.E.
Miss Ferry (Her brother was a pro-football player.) - 1
1933 to 1941: - 4
December 1936: - 6
December 1936 - 6
Here is a list of teachers that were teaching at Horace Mann and Dewey Mann Schools: - 7
1st grade- Miss Helen Crystle
Mrs.Helen Mauger was the librarian (and was also the wife of the neighborhood druggist [Harvey Mauger]. Everyone would go to the drug store for the famous coca-cola-flavors available were regular, cherry, vanilla, and chocolate. DELICIOUS!!!
Mrs. Anna Baxter was the music teacher. We had some great musicals - see the Copies of Dewey-ette - the school newspaper.
Principals were Addison Showalter, then John Vaul. Mr. Nathaniel Plafker took over as principal when John Vaul left to serve his country.
1958-1964: - 5
|Staff:||Ms. Burley (Secretary)
Elizabeth Mushlit (Secretary, December 1936) - 6
Helen Eachus (Secretary, December 1939) - 6
Janitors, December 1939: - 6
|PTA:||December 1936 - 6
December 1939 - 6
|Safety Squad:||This program started in 1922 by
Addison H. Showalter, was the first program in the U.S. In 1955 Mr. Showalter was recognized by the Keystone Auto Club (now
AAA) for his contribution to the highway safety program.
"Traffic Force", June 1927
December 1939 - 6
|Classes:||Class of 1927 - 6 (Class Roll & Picture)|
following sketch on the naming of the school is from the Manual of the
Public Schools of the City of Chester, PA, compiled from
"standard authorities" and with the assistance of Henry Graham
"Admiral George Dewey, for whom the Dewey School is named, was born at Montpelier, Vermont, on Christmas night, 1837. He graduated from Annapolis in 1858, standing fifth in a class of sixteen. April 18, 1861, he was commissioned a lieutenant, and in that capacity was with Farragut at New Orleans, Port Hudson and Mobile. His victory at Manila, May 1, 1898, and his subsequent career are too recent and well known to be recounted here."
|Recollections:||"I attended Dewey and
Horace Mann from 1958 to 1964. I remember that J. Lewis Crozer
Library was on the back side of the school which was 4th & Jeffery and we used Spencer Memorial Church for an auditorium
when we had assembly. There was Mike's store at 3rd & Jeffrey and Pity Pats between
Jeffrey and Yarnell."
- Kathy Hall Miller, BROADWAY181@comcast.net
"...they played a very important role in my life as well as Miss. Powell, Mr. Jennings, they inspired me and gave me the courage and strength to plow ahead in life."
Many thanks to the following for supplying additional information for this page:
1 - Don Hubickey, firstname.lastname@example.org
2 - RJesus4me@aol.com
3 - Bob Vaughan, email@example.com
4 - Lee Bennington, RLBenni@netscape.net
5 - Kathy Hall Miller, BROADWAY181@comcast.net
6 - A. Harold Showalter, firstname.lastname@example.org, son of Addison H. Showalter
7 - Alice Ritter, Rettira@aol.com
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