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The class picture was dated as June 1938.  The one-room school where these kids attended was/is located near Greatsinger's Corner, near the intersection of Breesport-North Chemung Rd and Lowman Rd.  According to my Aunt, Alice (Olin) Doan, who lives in Chemung, the school building still stands today and is a residence.  I remember my dad, before he passed, pointing it out to me a couple of times as we were visiting my mom's gravesite, a short distance away in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

My father, Floyd Olin, graduated from this grammar school two years later, in 1940.  Attached is a Graduation Program, which is titled: ?Rural School Graduation?, so perhaps included multiple schools.  The Program was dated June 21, 1940, and was held at the North Chemung Union Church, located at the center of North Chemung, just north of the intersection of Breesport-North Chemung Rd and Federal Rd, on the west side of Breesport-North Chemung Rd.  You can note in the Program that my father, Floyd, played a guitar selection at the ceremony.  I have attached an undated photograph of my father playing his guitar.  While undated, I can tell that it was taken at about this same timeframe.  I believe the picture was likely taken at the 'studio' of his instructor, as I also have the group photograph attached.  Unfortunately, none of the others are identified.  Perhaps someone will recognize a relative.

Gary Olin
Milford, NH

According to my Aunt?s memory, the following are the people in the picture:

Back row, Left > Right: John and Benjamin Cuer, Floyd Olin, Ella Bartlett, Dorothy Olin, Marjorie Cuer

Front row, L>R: Herby Clark, Emma Jean Cuer, Alice Olin, Alice Brittenbaker, Betty Cuer, Leon Like. 

Chemung County NY
Published On Site On 04 APR 2009
By Joyce M. Tice