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Lincoln School; Photo from Chester and Vicinity  1914 by Hy. V. Smith

Photo from Chester and Vicinity 1914 by Hy. V. Smith

Lincoln School from Souvenir History of Chester, Courtesy of Terry Redden Peters

Photo above from Souvenir History of Chester
under the auspices of the Board of Trade
Published by George M. Burns, Philadelphia, PA 1903
courtesy of Terry Redden Peters

8th & Lincoln St.

Grades: Kindergarten - 6

Principals | Faculty | Staff | Classes | School History | Recollections

Ella P. Smith (c. 1928, 1929)
Miss Greenwood or Greenall, (1940) - 2
I'm not sure which. I think she only worked for part of that year, and was replaced by Miss O'Rourke.
Veronica O'Rourke (until c. 1950)
Annette Weber (? - 1950 - ?) - 1
James L. Grace (? - c. 1960)
Mr. Frank A. Kapochus (after 1960)

(Had been teaching at Lincoln for 6 years previous to his appointment as principal.)

Faculty: Some Teachers:
Eugenie J. Doyle (nee Hardouin), (1898 to 1903)

Some teachers that I remember at Lincoln c. 1940: - 2

1st grade: Miss Haven & Miss Clough
2nd grade: Miss Bigger & Miss Harley
3rd Grade:  Miss DuBois
4th grade: Miss Doherty
5th grade:  Mrs. Irwin
6th grade:  Mrs. Hultzman & Miss Rohrman
Music: Miss Baxter


Staff: Mr. Feeney, (custodian, 1940's) - 2

"I think he lived right across the street on 8th Street."


School History:
Recollections: Thanks to Electora Hollis Nichols, Class of 1960, RAILS225@MSN.COM for the following recollections about Lincoln School:

"I attended Lincoln 1953-1960 (kindergarten through grade 6), at that time the grades were kindergarten to 6th grade.  Some of the teachers I remember are: Mr. Alfieri (sp?) who taught 6th grade, Ms. Markley (who taught second grade) Ms. Haven (who taught 3rd grade), Ms. Dick (who taught second grade), Ms. Jordan (who taught first grade and was the first Black teacher at Lincoln Elementary), Ms. Latch (who lived on Dutton Mill Road and taught 4th grade and later taught at Showalter Junior High), and Mr. Kapochus (sp?) who taught 6th grade and some time later became the principal. There was a terrific male physical education teacher, "Mr S" (I can pronounce his name, but to attempt to spell his name would be disastrous.) Ms. Baker was the music teacher, and Mr. DeMarski was the instrument instructor who led the band that marched up and down 8th Street for the school's Halloween parades.

"On Lincoln Street between 8th and 9th there was a variety store called "Abbotts" that was run by a husband and wife team.   The wife's name was "Minnie" who passed away a few years ago. All the kids went there to buy candy and especially the snow cones (with the crushed ice) during the summer."

Electora Hollis Nichols
Class of 1960

"My grandmother, Eugenie J. Doyle (nee Hardouin) taught at Franklin School from 1923 to 1945.  Prior to that she taught first grade at the Lincoln School from 1898 to 1903.   (1903 thru 1923 she married and had 6 children, one of which was my father).

"I have a copy of a "Letter to the Times Editor" which she wrote.  I don't have a date but it had to be after her retirement in 1945 and her death in 1959.   In this letter she spoke about her teaching career and mentioned many of her pupils. This was her short list of first graders:  Wally Brotherston, Franklin Riley, William Nothnagle, Ellwood Garrett, Marian Rightmyer, Fred Baldt, Raymond Dix, Fred Iredale, Eva and Sara Riley, George Boulden, Mabel Danfield, Frank Coppock, Clarence Noden, Edna Jackson, Greenwood Milbourn, Lillian Creamer, Margaret Pullen, Margaret Paul, Billy and Florence Beaumont, Dorothy and Jack Sproul, Sara and Farwell Long, and Judge Henry G. Sweney.

"She was quite a lady and I'm sure a wonderful teacher."

Her granddaughter, Helen (Doyle) Gallo, Gallohj@aol.com

Many thanks to the following for providing information about Lincoln School:

1 - Bob Vaughan, bbvaughan@aol.com

2 - Brian McClay, uscolt45@aol.com 






If you have any information and or pictures that you would like to contribute about this school, please forward it to john@oldchesterpa.com

2001, 2003 John A. Bullock III.

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