Yesterday: Class of 1892
Jack Brown of Union Church Road submitted this photograph of the old Smith School House in Spencer from 1892. He says it was located on the north end of Spencer along U.S. 29 across from the present-day box plant. Brown’s grandfather Adam Lee Walton was a 6-year-old in this picture. He is squatting at the far left with a hand over his chest. Brown also has two great aunts (his grandfather’s sisters) in this school photograph: Zenia Walton (Walker) and Maggie Walton (Wood). Zenia Walton is standing in the fourth row and wearing the large bow. Maggie Walton is the fourth person from the right in the first row. In an aside, Jesse Watson is working on some family history and looking for photographs (aerial or ground) of the peach orchard and/or the roadside peach shed that once were at the corner of U.S. 29 and Peach Orchard Road. If you can help him, contact Watson at email@example.com.