Bedford County , Pennsylvania
Monroe Twp., Locations

The Fletcher School
Monroe Township District # 10
Fletcher School - 1999 (in its new location )
Monroe Township in Bedford County was formed in 1840 out of Southampton and Providence
townships. By 1877, the township schools were organized into districts. District # 10 in Monroe
township was the Fletcher School.
Last day of school at the Fletcher School - 1917
Published in the Bedford Gazette, Feb. 23, 1984 - (supplied courtesy of Velma Defibaugh)
Front Row (left to right):
Ernest Gordon, Donald Barkman, Floyd Chamberlain, Virgie Manspeaker, Vera Miller, Bertha Morris,
Victor Barkman,Sara Barkman, Mary Chamberlain, Glenn Chamberlain, Guy Clingerman, Reid Miller,
Carl Clingerman, and Melvin Mills.
Second Row (left to right):
Charley Morris, Reid Mills, Milton Miller, Albert Barkman, Marshall Gordon, Kelly Clingerman, Floyd Miller,
Ethel Gordon, Ruth Fletcher, Dessie Clingerman, Grace Morris, Igus Fletcher, and Sylvia Redinger.
Third Row (left to right):
Bessie Mills, Freda Miller, Velma Fletcher, Lydia Chamberlain, Bertha Mills, Bernice Chamberlain, Pearl Fetters,
Hazel Fletcher, Effie Clingerman, and Bertha Gordon .
Fourth Row (left to right):
Walter Gordon, Martin Miller, Luther Miller, Marshall Mills, Mary Morris, Lura Redinger, Florence Messersmith,
Jennie Fletcher, Nettie Miller, and Edna Snyder - teacher.

Sara Barkman and Melvin Mills who are mentioned in the Fletcher Cemetery and Fletcher Homestead sections,
are both seated in the first row. Sara is holding the class slate on her lap.

Fletcher School - abt 1940
(photo from David Fletcher)
David Fletcher sends this snap shot of his grandfather Lester Edwin Fletcher.
Lester was born May 21, 1883 in Bedford County. Lester and Sarah Ethel Snyder
(born October 23, 1885) were married June 25, 1914.
Lester is standing by the front door of the Fletcher School at it's original location
in front of the Zion Lutheran Church in Monroe Twp.

The Fletcher school in both it's original and current locations is shown on the Monroe Twp. map.

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