I am attaching two versions of
a 1953 photo of the 1953 class at Oak Park School north of Shawano
near the corner of Montour Rd and Raguse Rd. The students are
identified in one of
them. I attended from 1951 to 1954. Ron Newcomb
THANKS, Ron! I've also
added a 1950s Plat Map for this section of Wescott Twp. --
it might jog a few names if you see the people who lived around
the school. The school was located at:
Wescott Twp. - SE 1/4, NW 1/4, Sec.
Montoure Road and Raguse Road
Click on the adjacent Plat Map
thumbnail for the larger view...
Ron has taken the above
photo and identified most of the children -- click on this
adjacent thumbnail to see the larger view with the children's
include: Judy French, Sandra Strauss, Dorothy Opperman, Allen
Machmuller, Donna Opperman, Bobby Smith, Gail Strauss, Louis
Cotter, Dale Buettner, Jimmy Cotter, Ron Newcomb, Inez Cotter,
Miss Paiser, Carol Strauss, Mike Strauss, Larry ?, Rita ?, David
Allhiser... we have a few more children to identify so here are
their close-ups. If you know the names,
please let us know.
I received this information from my
classmate, Inez (Carter) Muraski, identifying most of the other
kids at Oak Park School. Thank you for preserving priceless
Shawano County history.
"I have enjoyed visiting Oak Park School again. I do have one
correction to make .... my last name was Carter not Cotter. I know
a lot of people have made that mistake. As for the ones you need
names for, I can help. Girl #1 looks familiar but I can't come up
with a name. I think she lived somewhere on Balsam Row. She was
younger than me. Girl # 2 is Kathy Ratner. Girl # 3 is Mary
Strauss. Girl # 4 is Barbara Montoure. Girl @ 5 is Karen Montoure.
Rita's last name was Giese. Boy # 1 is Larry Montoure. Boy # 2 is
Kenneth Strauss. Boy # 3 is Ronald Montoure. Larry I'm not sure
of. I remember a Larry Huntington who looked like that , but can't
remember if he attended Oak Park or not."
Here's some more
names for the Oak Park photo, both are my cousins:
Girl 3 is Lynda Lou Strauss
Girl 4 is Robin Allhiser
also Gale Strauss spells her first name as "Gail"
Thanks so very much Ron, Inez
& Tom for the