Annie Stearns with local women in front of her Reevesville restaurant during the 1937 flood.
1933 - Big Bay School
Top Row L-R: Erma Brenningmeyer, Mildred Foss,
Myrtle Horman (Teacher), Detroit Johnson
Middle Row: Tinse Whitelock, Paul Stratmeyer, Joe
Whitlock, Clyde Frothingham.
Bottom: Jean Rolfe, Verna Mae Brenningmeyer,
Unidentified group in the 1920s
A Snowy day in Reevesville 1920's
Reevesville Kids on a Steam Engine 1920's The Bay Creek Bridge as it was in the late 1930's Pictured on the Bay Bridge is Lowell "Jughead" Carter
1932 Benton School Picture Submitted June 2008 by Cathy Padgitt of Charleston, IL
mother was Juanita Carter and she is pictured with her siblings, Ed
Carter, Lowell (Jughead) Carter, and Flora Carter. Juanita's
cousins in the picture were Paul and Lowell Farquhar. Pictured
were Gaynail and Stanley Taylor, her niece and nephew being
childern of her oldest sister, May (Carter) Taylor. Only Gaynail
and Lowell Farquhar are still living. Also in the picture are: Clifton
Mathis, Lindell Glass, Kenneth Cagle, Harriet Wieneke, Janet Comer,
Donald Richardson, Imogene Griffith, Lowell Richardson, Wilburn
Griffith, Wyona Griffith, Ray Cooper, George Mathis, Jewell Glas, Dorothy Cagle, Dora
Wieneke, Loren Smith, Ed Wieneke, Rosemary Cooper, Helen Glass, Helen
Cagle, Freda Cox, Flossie Mathis, Elsie Faye Wieneke, Viola Cox, Bill
Mathis, and Teacher Lidda Morgan. Gaye Hunt owns the photo.
Correction Submitted 8/2010: "In the picture of the class 1932 there is a couple of kids that have the wrong
names. All in the front row start with the tallest girl is Imogene
Griffith, Lowell Richardson, Wilburn Griffith(Not Norman), then one boy 2 girls,the
next girl with black hair and black dress is Wyona Griffith. These were my
brother and sisters all decease..... Alvin" Thanks Alvin, for the info!!
Jim Hard's Store 1930-40s
Jim Hard in front of his store
Reevesville Methodist Church (left)
This is a picture of Front Street during the flood of
1937. Barely visible is a temporary boardwalk that was built crossing the street
from the restauarant to the ICRR railroad tracks. Some of the flooded residents
took shelter inside empty box cars that were placed on the siding behind the
1939 Train Wreck
Wreck occurred just north of Simpson on the ICRR
Edgewood Cutoff. Engineer and Fireman and Brakeman were all killed.