RUDD SCHOOL, which stood in the estern sector of Carlisle County about one and a half miles from the Graves County line had this student photograph made in 1913. According to Mrs. Crystal Hall, persons in the picture are identified as: Back Row (from left) Dewey Pease, Gordon Pennebaker, Mary Martin, Clara Pennebaker, Mellie Holt, Leah Pease Allene Boswell, Aurelia Morgan, Earl Riddle, Dick Boxwell, Howard Wells, Lloyd Moyers. Third row: Vernon Pennebaker, Lillian McKernan, Mamie Moyers, (Oblit.) Clara Wells, Crystal Lynn, Edna Scott, Crystal Pease, Joy Allcock, Teacher Lavertia Wells, Linnie Shepherd, Byron Pennebaker, Burnett Holman, Amos Sanders, Ed Riddle. Second row: Gladys Carney, Myrtie Martin, Lillian Mays, Edith Bagsby, Gloyce Bagsby, Darah Morgan, Ardith Morgan, Thressa Boswell, Ella Scott, Edra Lynn, Elmer Wells, Ruth Wells, Annie Moyers, Othel Wells, Zula Wells, Undine McKernan, Eulene Wells, Edith Ward, Myrtie Payne, Alma Boswell, Mary Pennebaker, Carrie Pease, Flora Wheatley, Lucille Cullen. Front Row: Reginold Moyers, John Carney, Vodra Wells, Olan (Jack) Moyers, Haskell Moyers, Clay Lynn, Oval Pease, Escar (Jack) Pease, Spurlin Ward, 2 unidentified and Ernest Carney.
This is a picture of all the children of Thomas Austin and Ella Beatrice Vallandingham, probably taken in Carlisle County, probably around 1940. Mr. Vallandingham was a tenant farmer and these kids were raised on various farms in the Bardwell area. Left to right: Avis "Peg", Cecil, Bea, Ray, Edith, James. Down in front is Jack. From oldest to youngest they were: Cecil, Avis, Ray, Bea, James, Edith, Jack. Edith, my mother, is the only one still living.
A side note about James. He joined the Navy and served on the USS Phoenix, which was anchored at Pearl Harbor the morning of December 7, 1941. The Phoenix was one of the ships that didn't take any hits during the air attack.