Jewell School
McDowell Co WV

This is a picture of Zella Beavers and her sister, Daisy Kissinger. Both were teachers at the Jewell School on Bradshaw Mtn. They taught there about 1945. Zella was born Oct 12 1902, Daisy was born on Valentine's day, Feb 14 [unsure of the year], the girl in the window is May Hagerman, daughter of Roosevelt & Vicy Hagerman. Zella & Daisy both taught at other schools in the area: Short Ridge School, Jollo Elementary, and Three Forks. They were both loved and respected so much. Daisy passed away in 1985; Zella just celebrated her 92nd birthday, and is being baptized Oct 28, 2000. Zella never had children of her own, but she was loved by every child. Daisy has one son: Roger. This in a picture of the porch on what we called the big room of the school, which was destroyed by fire by some young juveniles in the 1950s.
Contributed by: Loretta Collins

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