Lovettsville

LOVETTSVILLE Colored School, Lovettsville District

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Photo (undated) of Lovettsville Colored School, courtesy of Claudette Bard, July 11, 2017.

Data as of 9/13/2017

Sections:   1) Closures and Openings, 2) Operational Issues, 3)  Instructors

(1)  Closures and Openings

  • 1924 (March):  The County School Board voted to operate Lovettsville for the 1924/25 Academic Year. Source:  Emerick, Ruth. M. (1924). Minutes of the County School Board Meeting for March 17, 1924. Purcellville: LCPS.
  • 1949:   Lovettsville (Grades 1-7), closed 1949 – students to Waterford  (Source LCPS, 2015).

(2)  Operational Issues

  • 1924 (July 8):  The School Board authorized the Chairman and Clerk of the Board to renew an outstanding loan for Lovettsville District.   We don’t know if this benefitted the colored school.  That’s TBD with further research.   Source: Emerick, Ruth. M. (1924). Minutes of the County School Board Meeting for July 8 1924. Purcellville: LCPS.

(3)  Instructors

  • 1893/94:   James F. Hamilton of Harper’s Ferry, W. Virginia.  Grade of Certificate 3rd.  Source: Lists of Teachers, 1892-1975 (  18931894ColoredReel4418Census of Colored Teachers 1893/94 – March 30, 1894), Richmond, Virginia, USA: Virginia Department of Public Instruction/Education.
  • 1894/95:  Mr. Hamilton continued at Lovettsville. Source: Lists of Teachers, 1892-1975 (  1895ColoredA Census of Colored Teachers 1894/95 – Done Dec 10, 1894), Richmond, Virginia, USA: Virginia Department of Public Instruction/Education.
  • 1895/96:  Mr. Hamilton continued at Lovettsville, still a resident of Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia and operating on a 2nd grade permit.  Source: Lists of Teachers, 1892-1975 (  1895ColoredA Census of Colored Teachers 1894/95 – Done Dec 10, 1894), Richmond, Virginia, USA: Virginia Department of Public Instruction/Education.
  • 1896/97:  Mr. Hamilton returned for another year of instructions on a 2nd grade certificate. Source: Lists of Teachers, 1892-1975 (1897ColoredCombined  Census of Colored Teachers 1896-97 – Done Dec 15, 1896), Richmond, Virginia, USA: Virginia Department of Public Instruction/Education
  • 1924/25:   Sarah C. Lewis. Source:  Term Reports, LCPS Archives.
  • 1925/26 – 1927/28.  Missing.
  • 1928/29.   Mrs. Effie Robertson Gray.  Born June 28, 1905.  Educated at Peabody High School, Pittsburgh, PA and Cheyney PA Training School, Sept 1923-June, 1925. (note:  Journalist Ed Bradley would later graduate from the same school).  Source:  Term and Teacher Reports, LCPS Archives.
  • 1929/30:  Mrs. Mattie C. Moats.   Source:  Term Reports, LCPS Archives
  • 1930/1931 – 1932/33:  In July, 1930, the School Board Milda M. Smith, then with nine years experience teaching, one in Loudoun, and was paid $60 a month.     Smith was born July 3, 1900 and was educated at Hampton Institute and Petersburg.   Sources:  Term Reports and teacher Reports, LCPS Archives,  Loudoun Times Mirror Staff. (1930, July 10). School Board Holds Its Regular Session. Loudoun Times Mirror. (b)  Virginia Dept. of Education, Lists of Teachers, 1892-1975. Richmond, Virginia, USA.
  • 1934/35 – 1939/40:   Elizabeth C. Jones.
  • 1940/41 – 42/43:  Luventa Ramey.  Sources:  Term Reports, LCPS Archives, Loudoun Times Mirror, Times Staff, School Board (from page 1), pg 2 showed colored teachers. April 16, 1942.
  • 1943/44 – 45/47:  Mildred Boyd Gray,  Born Feb 16, 1903.  Lived in Washington, DC.  Educated at Dunbar High School and Miner Normal (1921-23).  In 1940 boarded with fellow public school teacher Anna Gaskins.  Sources: Term and Teacher Reports, LCPS Archives and 1940 U.S. census for Loudoun.

 

Edited by Larry W. Roeder, Jr., MS   South Riding, Virginia  (c) 11/11/ 2014, 9/13/2017

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