History...


of Carroll County, Mississippi

 

Jefferson
Public School
1910-1911

Teachers

Rev. R.R. Rockett, Principal
Miss Rosa Clark, Ass't

contributed by: Bob Heath

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Tis Education forms the common mind
Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclin'd

A traveler through a dusty road
Strewed acorns on the lea.
And one took roots, and sprouted up.
And grew into a tree.
Love sought its shade at evening time
To breathe its early vows.
And age was pleased at evening at heat of noon
To bask beneath its boughs;
The dormouse loved its dangling twigs
The birds sweet music bore!
It stood a glory in its place,
A blessing evermore.

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My Dear Pupil

THIS BOOKLET SMALL, ARTISTIC, NEAT
TO YOU A GIFT I MAKE.
AND HOPE FOR YOU TWILL BE A TREAT 
IN WHICH WE BOTH PARTAKE

AND OFT AS ON ITS LEAVES YOU LOOM
YOU'LL THINK OF ME, I KNOW,
AND ALL THE CARE AND TIME I TOOK
TO HELP YOU UPWARD GO.

AND WHEN YOUR NAME THEREIN I READ,
I'LL FONDLY THINK OF YOU,
AND WHISH SUCCESS WILL BE YOUR MEED
IN ALL YOU STRIVE TO DO.

AND NOW FAREWELL, MY DEAR YOUNG FRIEND.
WE SEPARATE TO DAY;
MAY GOD YOUR FOOTSTEPS WATCH AND TEND,
AND GUIDE YOU IN LIFE'S WAY.

SINCERELY,
YOUR TEACHER

Light

The night has a thousand eyes,
And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
With the setting of the sun.

The mind has a thousand eyes,
And the heart but one,
Yet the life of a whole life dies,
When love is done.

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Life is what we make it

Lets oftener talk of noble deeds.
And rarer of the bad ones.
And sing about our happy days.
And not about the sad ones.
We were not made to fret and sigh.
And when grief sleeps to wake it.
Bright happiness is standing by....
This life is what we make it.

Let's find the sunny side of men.
Or be believers in it
A light there is in any soul
That takes the pains to win it
Oh there's a slumbering good in all
And we perchance may wake it
Our hands contain the magic wand
This life is what we make it.

Then here's to those whose loving hearts
Shed light and joy about them!
Thanks be to them for countless gems
We ne'er had known without them
Oh! This should be a happy world
To all who may partake it;
The faults our own if it is not--
This life is what we make it.

Education

If we work upon marble
it will perish;
if we work upon brass,
time will efface it;
if we rear temples,
they will crumble into dust;
but if we work upon immortal minds,
if we imbue them with principles,
with a just fear of God,
and love of our fellow men
we engrave on these tablets
something that will brighten
to all eternity

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Hamilton Blair Max Blair Ray Locke Guy Mohead
Mary Beck Annie Laura Beck Malcolm Mohead Mary Sue Mohead
Ida Beck Nora Beck Frank Mohead Ernest Mohead
Blanche Beck John Beck George Mohead William W. Morgan
Betty Bell Beck Lena Beck Hellen McEachern Leanard McCalla
Judson Beck Inez Chatham Minnie McCalla May McMahon
L.B. Chatham Estella Chatham Armistard Oats Sadie Oats
Wayman Chatham Frank Colvin Maggie Oats John Oats
Nellie Colvin Gertie Colvin Dennie Parker Zelma Parker
Lettie Colvin Jimmie W. Choron Marcus Parker George Robinson
Katie May Choron Malcolm Choron Hattie Robineson Byrle Rockett
Mattie Choron Annie Laura Duke Nettie Rockett Agnes Rockett
Gertrude Dubard Reba Dubard Ona Rockett Bessie Slocum
Courtney Dubard Robert Dubard Eddie Slocum Tessie Slocum
Annie C. Hamrick Fannie Goza Prince Slocum George Slocum
Holland Heath Katie Mae Heath Mattie Thompson George Robert Thompson
Houston Heath Blema Heath Lila Thompson Lee Thompson
Eldora Heath Vertna Inman Benja. Townsend Annie Dora Townsend
Vincent Inman Myrtle Inman Leona Taylor Katie Woods
Alease Inman Lillie Bell Keasler Charlie Rosa Woods Leecy Woods
Lula G. Keasler Jimmie R. Keasler
Marmaduke Kimbrough Jimmie Locke
Fannie Locke Denman Locke
Key Locke

Trustees

Judson J. O'Neal Charlie Choron
Charlie C. Woods

Carroll County

Coordinator:

I am John Hansen, volunteer County Coordinator for Carroll County, Mississippi.  I have family lines from here and hence my interest in establishing as much information as possible on early Carroll County History.
 

Web Site:

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