HUDSONVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT #7
RECORD BOOK, 1879 - 1896

(Including the Minutes of the Board Meetings, Annual Meetings
1880 Census of School Children and Assessor’s Records)

(To preserve the character and authenticity of this book, the words are presented as they were originally spelled, any explanation will be in parenthesis.)

Meeting called to order by C. K. Hoyt and minutes red (read) and approved as red (sp).

Motion made and suported that we proced to an informal ballot for moderator - carried, moved and sup(ported) that the chaire appoint two tellers. Vote take no choice declared by the chaire. Motion made and suported that we procede to a formal ballot for moderator carried, no choice, moved and suported that we procede to a formal ballot for moderator carried.

C. K. Hoyt having the largest number of votes was declared elected. Motion made and supported that we have 9 months school during the year carried, mot(ion) made and suported that we have two months fall turm (term), 5 months winter school and 2 months spring turm. Amended that we have 3 months fall, 4 months winter, 2 months spring. Amendment carried. Amendment wheathe (whether) the district board hire the teachers, carried. Moved and suported that we procure 20 cords of (wood) - ½ maple, ½ beech, 16 inches long, carried. Moved and suported that ½ of the wood be delivered before the middle of dce (December), ½ by the middle of March carried. Moved and suporded that we let the letting of the wood to the lowest bidder carried. William S. Whipple bid of 1 18/100 being the lowest the job was a warded to him. Moved and suported that the district board procure a school bell carried.

Motion made and suported that the board fix the stove or get a new one carried. Adjourn carried.

(This meeting had no date on it or page number - not sure where this fits in with the rest of the book which was done in a business ledger.)

1879 - GEORGETOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 7

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March - Paid James M. DeCator on school house and lot $ 65.25
March, 1880 - H. H. Chamberlin received of William Whipple, Jr. On settlement $ 16.35
May 6 - District bought of the Michigan School Furniture Co. of Northville $205.00
seats to the amount of $205 to be paid the first of March in 1882 at 7 percent interest
William Whipple, Jr. Received on order on school house stone of $ 51.00

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March 11, 1880 - Hudsonville

I accept the office of Assessor in School District No. 7, Georgetown for the unexpired portion of the time of William Whipple resigned.

H.Chamberlin

September 10, 1880 - Hudsonville

I hereby accept the office of Director for School District No. 7 Georgetown full term.

H.Babcock

July 12, 1881 - Hudsonville

I herreby accept the office of Director of School District No. 7 Georgetown for balance of W. H. Babcock’s term.

Whipple,Jr.

September 4, 1882 - Hudsonville

I hereby accept the office of Assessor of School District No. 7 Georgetown for full term.

                            George W. Densmore

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September 7, 1880

The account of H. A. Hudson with School District No. 7

April 12 To one pail $ .25, 1 Cup $ .05, 1 Broom $ .25
April 27 1 Blank Book $ 1.35
Al(l)owed by the board $ 1.90

Act of H. E. Hudson
May 17 & 18 - Setting up school seats $ 2.75
May 11 Drawing school wood $ 2.25
June 7 Reg(istered) let(ter) to School Furniture Co. $ .13
June 17 Setting up school seats $ .88
June 17 Paid E. P. Hoyt same work $ .63
Services to the district for the year $ 4.50
Account alowed by the board $ 11.14

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Jan. 22, 1880 - Hudsonville
To one order on Township Treasurer by order of Wm. Whipple, Jr. $113.00

Apr. 13 - To one order on Township Treasurer by order of H. H. Chamberlin $300.00

June 18 - To one order on Township Treasurer for Teachers wages $ 35.00
Aug. 26 - To one order on Township Treasurer for Teachers wages $ 40.00
Sep. 8 - To one order Township Treasurer to pay district orders $ 13.04

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April 22, 1880 - Hudsonville
To an order on Assessor for W. Teller by order of Com(mittee) $ 46.00
April 23 - To an order on Assessor for George W. Densmore on Com. $ 11.25
May 3 - To an order on Assessor for Orin Dewey by order on Com. $14.69
May 3 - To an order on Assessor for James Pitts by order on Com. $10.62
May 11 - To an order on Assessor for C. H. Phelps by order of Com.  $17.31
Sep. 6 - To an order on Assessor for B. E. Green by order of Com. $260.25

CENSUS TAKEN AUGUST 25, 1880
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 7, GEORGETOWN
Children over five and under twenty years of age

NAME

AGE

NAME

AGE

ATKINS, BESSIE

8

DURFEY, CORA

13

ATKINS, EADITH

12

DURFEY, SHERMAN

11

ANABLE, LIBBIE

19

DURFEY, FRANKY

5

ANABLE, MILIE

16

DECATOR, DELL

16

ANABLE, NELLA

9

DECATOR, BURT

19

ALBRIGHT, AUGUST

19

GREEN, ALICE

10

ALBRIGHT, MARY

17

GREEN, FRANK

12

ALBRIGHT, WILLIAM

15

GREEN, HATTIE

14

ALBRIGHT, CARL

12

GREEN, HARRIE

18

ALBRIGHT, HERMAN

9

GUILD, MAMIE

14

ALBRIGHT, ANNA

7

GEARMAN, MINIE

14

BEAUMONT, MILO

12

GEARMAN, CHARLES

10

BABCOCK, AGIE

9

HANSON, LILLIE

19

BABCOCK, DWIGHT

11

HENSHAW, MIRTIE

12

BABCOCK, ALICE

5

HUDSON, FRANK

15

BURGESS, HENRY

7

HUDSON, LOYD

6

BURGESS, JOHN

5

HUDSON, BELL

10

BARNABY, GLEN

16

HUDSON, EUGENE

13

BARNABY, LOTTIE

9

KLINE, CLARRIE

14

BARNABY, ELMER

19

KLINE, ELLA

18

BARNABY, SUSIE

16

KLINE, ETTA

19

BELAW, RUBE

16

LENACRE, CHARLES

16

BELAW, DON

13

MEAD, ALBERT

17

BELAW, RUTH

10

MORRIS, LIZIE

19

BELAW, EUGENE

6

RHOTES, LOESA (ROAT)

13

BEATLE, MAUD

8

RHOTES, ANNA (ROAT)

11

BEATLE, IDA

6

RHOTES, CHARLES (ROAT)

6

BEATLE, GRACIE

5

SHERRER, FRANK

12

BAKER, MAUD

19

TEAPLE, LOTTIE

7

BARKER, ELLA

7

TUTTLE, FURDY

18

BOL(D)T, WILL

19

WHIPPLE, LUCINDA

15

CURRY, LAURA

15

WHIPPLE, FRED

8

CURRY, JOHN

13

WHIPPLE, ELMER

17

CUNNINGHAM, LILLIE

11

WHIPPLE, RANIE

19

CUNNINGHAM, LECTA

9

WHIPPLE, WILEY

8

CHAMBERLIN, BARNEY

18

WHIPPLE, CHARLES

6

CHAMBERLIN, LINNIE

14

WHIPPLE, FRANK

19

CHAMBERLIN, ORIN

6

WILBUR, KITTIE

17

CAMP, WARREN

14

WILLIAMS, CLYDE

19

DANIELS, CATE

12

YEOMANS, IDA

15

DANIELS, LUCY

10

YEOMANS, A. D.

8

DEDIE, JACOB

16

YEOMANS, JERVA

6

DEDIE, MAT

16

YEOMANS, DONNIE

11

DEDIE, SUSIE

18

YEOMANS, ROB

14

DENSMORE, EMARY

9

YEOMANS, WILLIAM

16

DENSMORE, AVERY

7

YEOMANS, BERT

5

DENSMORE, EDNA

19

   

DORMAN, ANNA

12

   

DORMAN, MARY

9

   

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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 7, GEORGETOWN IN ACCOUNT
with W. H. Babcock, Director

Sep. 11 - To order No. (1) on Assessor $39.85 to A. T. Henshaw and Co. $ 39.85 by order of the Building Committee
Sep. 13 - To order No. (2) on Assessor $12.57 to Herbert Wright by order $ 12.57
of Building Committee
Sep. 18 - To order No. (3) on Assessor $50.00 to Thomas Curry for $ 50.00
rent of Hall for school purposes - 5 months @ $10 per month
Sep. 20 - To order No. (4) on Assessor $10.50 to Herbert Wright by $ 10.50
order of Building Committee
Sep. 20 - To order No. (5) on Assessor for $2.66 to E. F. Bosworth by $ 2.66
a verbal order of Building Committee
Sep. 22 - To order No. (6) on Assessor for $25.38 to Albert Jaynes by $ 25.38
order of Building Committee

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Sep. 24 - To order No. (7) on Assessor for $5.62 to L. P. Densmore by $ 5.62 order of Building Committee
Oct. 5 - To order No. (8) on Assessor for $12.25 to Albert Jaynes by $ 12.25
order of Building Committee
Oct. 6 - To order No. (9) on Assessor for $11.67 by order of building $ 11.67
committee to Alburtus Kronemyer
Oct. 8 - To order No. (10) on Assessor for $11.31 to Herbert Wright $ 11.31
by order of building committee

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H. CHAMBERLAIN IN ACCT WITH SCHOOL - 1880 - DISTRICT NO. 7

Sept. - To collected note of H. A. Hudson $ 72.78
Oct. 5 - To Avails of H. A. & H. E. Hudson Mortgage $143.06
Oct. 21 - To Cash on School District bond $300.00

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Dec. 14, 1880 - To W. H. Babcock for moving and setting up Privies $ 1.50
Jan. 1, 1881 - To 1 - ash pail - $.75, 1 - shovel, $.15 $ .90
, To 1 - broom, $.25, dust pan, $.20 $ .45, To 1 - stove poker, $.35, blank --------, To Contracts, $.15 $ .50, To 1 broom $ .25
Jan. 24 - Received order for same $ 3.60 $ 3.60
Mar. 1 - Material for window curtains $ .89
, Making and hanging $ .60
May 13 - Paid expressage on school books $ 1.35
Jun. 25 - 1 box crayons $ .25
Postage and stationary to date $ .30
Apr. 15 - By cash of D. Cooper for tuition of one scho(o)lar $ 2.00$ 3.39

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OLD SCHOOL RECCORD PAGE 178 CONTINUE

OCTOBER 13, 1879

Motion made and suported that the district school board be directed to advertise as soon as may be for sealed proposals, to furnish material and build a new school house for the district according to the plans and elevations already adopted by the District and according to specifications to be drawn up or obtained by them requireing a good well built house of good material to be plainly but suitably finished, and that all action of this district inconsistant with this motion, heretofore had or taken be re(s)cinded. Carried.

Motion made and suported that the district board be authorised to borrow, three hundred dollars as soon a(s) needed, to be paid one year from next January. Carried.

Motion made and suported that this meeting adjourn to one week from to night. Carried.

                E. Hudson, Director

Hudsonville, October 20, 1879 - 7 ½ o’clock P.M. meeting called to order by D. Cunningham, acting Moderator. Motion made and suported that we adjourn for one week. Carried.

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Hudsonville, October 27, 1879 - 7 ½ o’clock P.M. meeting called to order by the Moderator. Resolution offered and suported that the school district board be authorised to borrow three hundred dollars, with which, in addition to the money raised by the district to build a new school house according to the statute in such case made and provided. Lost.

No Bonds - eight votes; For Bonds - seaven votes; Motion made and suported that we adjourn "sine dic". Carried.

                    E. Hudson, Director

Hudsonville, April 5, 1880, 8 o’clock, P. M., special meeting called by five legal voters, meeting called to order by Moderator held in D. Cunningham hall. Motion made and suported that the district hire Mr. Curry’s Hall to hold summer school for two months at ten dollars per month, and all damages paid. Carried.

Motion made and suported that A. T. Henshaw, William Whipple, Jr., and B. E. Green act as Building Committee. Carried.

Resolved that we instruct the building committee to proceed immediately to lay foundations, raise roof and sheath a school building according to plans and elevations already adopted. Also to lay floors put in windows and otherwise prepare it to be occupied temporarily for a school. Carried.

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Resolution made and suported. Resolved that the building committee elect, have full power to build a school house and make such specifications as they deem necessary, for such purpose according to resolutions now adopted. Carried.

Motion made and suported that we reconsider all motions and resolutions conflicting with any thing done at this meeting. Carried.

Moved and suported that we re(s)cind all such action. Carried.

Motion made and suported that we adjourn sine dic. Carried.

                    E. Hudson, Director

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September 6, 1880, 7 ½ o’clock, P. M., Annual Meeting called to order by D. Cunningham in the chair.

Minents (minutes) of last meeting red and approved.  Motion made and suported that the director read his annual report.  Motion made and suported that the district ballot for Director for full term. Carried.  Mr. W. Babcock receiveing the largest number of votes was declared elected. Motion made and suported that we have four months winter and five months summer school. Lost.
Motion made and suported that we have four months winter school and three months summer school. Carried.
  Motion made and suported that we hire a male teacher. Lost.  Motion made and suported that the district procure ten cords of beech and maple wood, two feet long to be delivered on school ground. Carried
Delbert Barnaby bid of ninety cents per cord being the lowest was accepted.

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Motion made and suported that the district borrow fifty dollars from the Building Fund to pay Mr. Curry for school rent five months. Carried.

Motion made and suported that we raise three hundred dollars by tax for a building fund. Carried. Sixteen ballots for and none against it.

Motion made and suported that the building committee be authorised to complete the school house for winter school. Carried.

Motion made and suported that the school ground west of the school house be enclosed with a tight board fense six feet high. Also one through the center of the same. Carried.

Motion made and suported that the meeting adjourn. Carried.

                    E. Hudson, Director

NOTICE - SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 7 - GEORGETOWN

A special meeting of the legal voters of School District No. (7) in the Township of Georgetown, Called by the District Board, will be held at Cunningham’s Hall on the first day of October, A. D. 1880 at 7 o’clock P. M. for the purpose of authorising said district board to hire a sufficient amount of money to finish the School House in said district.

Dated - September 25, A. D. 1880

                        H. Babcock, Director

October 1, 1880 - Minutes of special meeting persuant to call

Dudley Cunningham elected Moderator pro tem - Assessor and Director present.

Moved and supported that the district board be authorised to offer for sale at public auction Octber 2nd at one o’clock P. M. at the front dore (door) of H. A. Hudson’s Store, a certain mortgagae and notes held by District No. (7), Georgetown against H. A. Hudson and H. E. Hudson on Old School House site. Said board to reserve the right to accept or reject bids. Carried.

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Moved and suported that we proceed to ballott to authorise the School District board to "hire" three hundred dollars for three years to finish School House. Carried.

Whole No. of votes cast being - ten (10) , 9 for, one (1) thrown out.

At a meeting of School Board held at Hudsonville, Michigan, July 11, 1881, William Whipple, Jr. Was appointed Director of School District No. 7 (fractional) to fill vacancy caused by removal of W. H. Babcock from the District.

James DeCator, Moderator Assessor

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September 5, 1881 - Hudsonville - Regular Annual Meeting

Called to order - James DeCator, Moderator in chair. Minutes of last meeting read and approved as read.

On motion of Mr. Green that we rescind the motion of last annual meeting in regard to fences on back part of school house lot. (Lost)

Report of Building Committee called for read and accepted.

Financial report of Director read and accepted.

Moved by Mr. Green that we proceed to ballot for Moderator. Carried.

On ballot - there were 15 votes cast of which James DeCator received eleven (11), William Anable, two (2) and E. P. Hoyt and Dudley Cunningham one (1) each.

On motion of Mr. Henshaw, James DeCator was declared elected.

Moved by W. Whipple (and supported) that we procure fifteen (15) cords of beech and maple "body" wood, 20 twenty inches long, to be delivered before the first of January, 1882 for use of schools.

Delbert Barnaby’s bid of ($.93) ninety-three cents being the lowest bid was accepted.

Moved by Mr. Cunningham and supported that we have (9) nine months of school amended by Mr. Anable that we have (8) months school - (2) two months in fall, (4) four months in winter and (2) two months in spring. Amendment carried. On motion of Mr. Green - last motion was rescinded.

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Moved by Mr. Green and supported, that we have seven months school to be divided at discretion of the School Board. Amended by Mr. Anable that we have (9) nine months of school. (2) months in fall, (5) five months in winter and (2) two months in spring. Amendment carried.

Moved by Mr. Green and supported that we raise by tax sufficient money to pay the indebtedness of the District. Carried.

Moved by Mr. Green that District Board be authorised to purchase and place a drive pump for school ground. Carried.

Moved by Mr. Godfrey that the Board be directed to hire an assistant teacher for the winter term. (Lost)

Adjourned, W. Whipple, Jr., Director

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NOTICE - The Annual Meeting of School District No. 7 (fractional) of the Township of Georgetown County of Ottawa for the election of school district officers, and for the transaction of such other business as may lawfully come before it will be held at the school house on Monday, September 4, 1882 at 7 ½ p.m.

Dated this 28th day of August, 1882 - Wm. Whipple, Jr., Director

Meeting held pursuant to notice. Called to order by election of B. B. Godfrey as moderator for the evening.

Minutes of last meeting read and approved as read.

Financial report of Director read and approved.

Moved and supported that we proceed to elect an Assessor by ballot. Carried.

On ballot there were 17 votes cast of which George W. Densmore received 9, H. H. Chamberlin received 5 and 5 and a scattering received 3 votes.

On motion George W. Densmore was declared elected.

Moved and supported that we procure (30) thirty cords of beech and hard maple (half & half) body wood (20) inches long. One half to be delivered before the first day of December, 1882 and the balance before the first of February, 1883.

Charles Barnaby’s bid of $1.25 per cord being the lowest was accepted.

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Moved and supported that we paint the school house one coat outside. Carried.

Moved and supported that we have (8) months school in the coming school year. (2) two months fall, (4) months winter and (2) two spring. Carried.

Moved and supported that we hire Charles K. Hoyt for the school year at $50.00 per month. Carried

Moved and supported that the District Board in conju(n)ction with the teacher constitute a board (of) examiners to at the close of the winter term examine such scholars as may apply and to give them a certificate as to their proficiency in the common school branches. Carried.

Moved and supported that we adopt Harper Bros. Publications in our School. Carried.

Moved and supported that the ?its? half of line fence on north and west sides of school lot. Carried.

Moved and supported that our Chairman be requested to obtain permission from the company insuring our school building for the opening of same for such dramatic entertainments as were held last winter and if such permission is obtained the school board be authorised to open the same. Carried.

Moved and supported that the school board be authorised to

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to procure sufficient dry wood for fall term of school. Carried.

Moved and supported that the District Board be instructed to build a five barbed wire cedar post fence - posts 20 feet apart on our half of the north and west sides of school lot to be built before commencement of school. Amended to use oak instead of cedar posts. (Amendment lost). Original motion carried.

Adjourned, Wm. Whipple, Jr., Director

At a meeting of School Board of this District it was voted to assess to following taxes on property of District.

For teachers wages $100.00
For Repairs $ 21.00
For paying bonded indebtedness $330.00
For fuel $ 37.50
For incidental expenses $ 61.50

TOTAL $550.00

Wm. Whipple, Jr., Director

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Regular Annual Meeting, September 3, 1883 - NOTICE

The Annual Meeting of School District No. 7 Georgetown will be held at the school house on Monday, September 3rd, 1883 at 7 ½ p.m. for the purpose of electing a Director and for the transaction of such other business as may lawfully come before the meeting.

Wm. Whipple, Jr., Director
Georgetown, Michigan - August 27, 1883

Meeting called to order pursuant to notice. Moderator in the Chair. Report of Director read and approved.

Moved and supported that we proceed to a formal ballot for Director. Carried.

On the 4th ballot, Homer E. Hudson was declared elected.

Moved and supported that we purchase 15 cords of body beech and maple wood - 20 inches long to be delivered before the first day of February, 1884. Carried.

Moved and supported that we let the wood contract to the lowest bidder. Carried.

The bid of L. E. Giddings of $1.25 being the lowest the contract was awarded to him.

Moved and supported that we rescind the vote taken one year ago to build wire fence on north and west sides of school grounds. Carried.

Moved and supported that all motions heretofore taken in regard to fences around and on school ground be rescinded. Carried.

Moved and supported that we build a five board fence to be capped and battened posts 8 feet apart on our half of north and west sides and that we build a tight board fence left high from centre of back end of house to west line, posts to be of cedar 7 feet long, the battens on line fence to be nailed with two 20 penny nails in each one.

Amended that the line fence be four boards instead of five. Amendment carried.

Moved and supported that we have eight months school, 2 in fall, 4 in winter and two in spring terms.

Amended that we have 2 months in fall, 3 months in winter and two month in spring terms. (Ballot called for on the amendment). Amendment lots.

Original motion carried by viva voce.

Moved and supported that the board be instructed to employ a female for the school year. Ballot called for. Motion carried.

Moved and supported that we rescind the last motion.

Moved and supported that we adjourn. Moderator refused to put the previous question and declared

Page 36 the motion to adjourn to be in order which being put to vote by division of the house was carried. Meeting adjourned.

Wm Whipple, Jr., Director

I hereby accept the office of Director of School District No. 7 (frl) of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Mich.

Georgetown, Michigan, September 10, 1883 - H. E. Hudson

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Special Meeting , September 18, 1883

Notice - Special Meeting called by five legal voters for the purpose of voting to rescind the motion taken at annual meeting to employ a female teacher for the school year commencing September 30, 1883.

Affirmation vote - 14, Negative vote - 12

E. Hudson, Director

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NOTICE: A special meeting of school District No. 7 Georgetown called by five freeholders of said District will be held at the school house on the 18th day of September 1883 at eight o’clock p.m. for the purpose of voting to rescind the motion taken at Annual Meeting to employ a female teacher for the school year commencing September 30, 1883.

E. Hudson, Director

Georgetown, September 12, 1883

Meeting called to order pursuant to notice. Moderator in the Chaire. Minutes of last meeting read relating to special meeting. Moved and supported that we rescind the motion to employ a female teacher for the next school year.

Affermative vote - 14, Negative vote - 12

Moved and suported that this meeting now adjourn. Carried.

E. Hudson, Director

Georgetown, September 18, 1883

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September 20, 1883

At a meeting of School Board of this District it was voted to assess the following taxes on property of District.

For teachers wages $ 50.00
For incidental expenses $ 50.00

TOTAL $100.00

E. Hudson, Director

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NOTICE: The Annual Meeting of school district No. 7, fractional of the township of Georgetown for the election of school districts officers and for the transaction of such other business as may lawfully come before it, will be held at the school house on Monday, September 1, 1884 at 7 ½ o’clock p.m. Dated this 23rd day of August, 1884.

E. Hudson, Director

Georgetown, Michigan, September 1, 1884

Meeting called to order pursuant to notice. Moderator in the chair. Report of Director read and approved. Moved and suported that James DeCator be Moderator of this district full turm. Carried.

Moved and suported that we procure 15 cords of wood - ½ beech and ½ maple, 20 inches long, to be delivered by the first of February, 1885. Carried.

Moved and suported that we let the wood contract to the lowest bidder. Carried.

The bid of W. B. Yeomans of $1.25 being the lowest the contract was awarded to him.

Moved and suported that we have eight months school - 2 months fall turm, 4 months winter turm, and 2 months spring turm (term). Carried.

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Moved and suported that the board procure two black boards one on the south side of school house and one west end. Carried.

Moved and suported that the District Board cause to be placed in the floor a tube of six inches near the stove for the purpose of furnishing the room with fresh aire. Carried.

Moved and suported that the board place two registers on each side of the room near the cealing (sp). Carried.

Moved and suported that the board have there choice in teachers for the year - carried.

Moved and suported that the meeting now adjourn - carried.

E. Hudson, Director

I hereby accept the office of Moderator of School District No. 7 (fractional) of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Michigan.

Georgetown, September 1, 1884

James DeCator

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At a meeting of School Board of this District it was voted to assess the following taxes on property of District.

For teachers wages $191.00
For fuel $ 18.75
For Repairs $ 25.00
For incidental expenses $ 30.00

TOTAL $264.75

E. Hudson, Director - September 13, 1884

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NOTICE: The Annal Meeting of School District No. 7, Fract., Georgetown will be held at the school house on Monday, September 7, 1885 at 7 o’clock p.m. for the purpose of electing an assessor and to change the annual school meeting to the second Monday in July of each year, and for the transaction of such other business as may lawfully come before the meeting.

August 28, 1885 - H. E. Hudson, Director

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Georgetown, September 7, 1885 - meeting called to order by Moderator. Report of District read and approved as read.

Moved and supported that we proceed to an informan? ballot for Assessor. Carried.

On the third ballot E. C. Whipple was declared elected by Moderator.

Moved and supported that we procure fifteen cords of wood - ½ beech, ½ maple, 7 ½ cords 16 inches long, 71/2 cords two feet long, carried.

Moved and suported that the fifteen cords be let at so much per cord. Carried.

William Beek’s bid of $1.20 per cord being the lowest the contract was a warded to him. The wood to be delivered at the school house by the first of January, 1886.

Moved and suported that we have eight months school - two months fall, 4 months winters, two months spring, carried.

Moved and suported that we now adjourn, carried.

E. Hudson, Director

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Georgetown, September 7, 1885

I hereby accept the office of Assessor full turn of School District No. &, Fract., of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Michigan.

C.Whipple

At a meeting of School Board of this district it was voted that we assess the following taxes on property of the District.

For teachers wages $135.00
Contingent expenses $ 40.00

TOTAL $175.00

September 9, 1885 - H. E. Hudson, Director

Received from one mill tax $110.55
Jan. 1, 1886 - Primary Interest Fund $ 73.44
May 24, 1886 - Primary Interest Fund $ 67.79
Sep. 7, 1885 - Amount in hands of Assessor $ 19.40

SUBTOTAL $446.18

July 12, 1886 - Dog tax report $ 19.53

TOTAL $465.71

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NOTICE: A special meeting of the legal voters of School District No. 7 fract. In the Township of Georgetown called on the written request of five legal voters, will be held at the school house on the 19th day of March 1886, at 7 o’clock p.m. for the purpose of holding its annual meeting on the second Monday of July in each year, instead of the first Monday in September in each year.

Dated this 9th day of March 1886, H. E. Hudson, Director

March 19, 1886

Special meeting called to order by William Whipple, Jr., acting moderator moved and supported that the annual school meeting of school district No. 7 fract., Georgetown be held on the second Monday in July in each year instead of the first Monday in September of each year. Carried. Moved and suported that we adjourn.

E. Hudson, Director

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The annual meeting of school district No. 7 fract. Of the Township of Georgetown, for the election of school district officers, and for the transaction of such other business as may lawfully come before it, will be held at the school house on Monday the 12th day of July, 1886 at eight o’clock afternoon.

Dated this 3rd day of July, 1886 H. E. Hudson, Director

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July 12, 1886 - Meeting called to order. Moved and suported that B. B. Godfrey act as moderator of the meeting. Carried.

Minutes of last meeting read and approved as read.

Moved and supported that we proceed to an informal ballot for Director -carried.

Moved and suported that the ballot be declared formal and H. E. Hudson declared elected - carried.

Moved and supported that we procure fifteen cords of wood two feet long, one half beech, one half maple. Carried.

Moved and supported that we let the job of getting the wood to the lowest bidder. Five cords to be deliverd by the first of January, the balance in February, 1887. Carried.

B. E. Green’s bid of $1.25 per cord being the lowest the contract was awarded to him

Moved and suported that we have eight months school during the year. Carried.

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Moved and supported that the school board be instructed to build a wood shed on the west end of the school house, 16 ft. by 20 ft. - eight feet post, and that ten days notice be given to let the job to build the same. Carried.

Moved and supported that we adjourn. Carried.

E. Hudson, Director

I hereby accept the office of Director of School District No. 7 (fractional) of Georgetown, Ottawa County, Michigan - Georgetown.

July 12, 1886 - H. E. Hudson

At a meeting of the school board of this district, it was voted that we assess the following taxes on property of district.

For all purposes $200.00

Dated September 11, 1886 - H. E. Hudson, Director

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1887 - The amount of school moneys apportioned to this district is as follows:

May 18 Primary interest fund $125.28
Dog tax $ 17.14
One mile tax $109.19

$251.61

Amount voted by district $200.00

$451.61

NOTICE: A special meeting of the legal voters of school district No. 7 in the township of Georgetown, call on the written request of five legal voters, will be held at the school house on the ninth day of June 1887, at eight o’clock p.m. for the purpose of retaining M. L. Bacon as teacher for a nother year.

Georgetown, Mich., June 2, 1887 - H. E. Hudson, Director

 

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June 9, 1887 - Special meeting called to order. Moved and suported that C. K. Hoyt act as moderator for the evening. Carried.

Moved and supported M. L. Bacon be employed to teach this school for a nother year at fifty dollars per month. Carried.

Moved and suported that we now adjourn. Carried.

E. Hudson, Director

NOTICE: The Annual Meeting of School District No. 7, (fract) of the Township of Georgetown, for the election of school district officers, and for the transaction of such other business as may lawfully come before it, will be held at the school house on Monday the 11th day of July 1887 at eight o’clock in the afternoon.

Dated this First day of July, 1887 - H. E. Hudson, Director

I hereby accept the office of Moderator of school district No. 7 (fractional) of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Michigan. July 18, 1887 C. K. Hoyt

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July 11, 1887 - Annual School Meeting called to order. Moved and carried that B. B. Godfrey act as moderator.

Minutes of last meeting read and approved as read.

Minutes of special meeting read and approved as read.

Moved and supported that we proced to an informal ballot for Moderator, carried. C. K. Hoyt and D. Cunningham appointed as tellers. Vote taken for moderator. No choice.

Moved and suported that we proceed to a formal ballot for Moderator. Carried.

K. Hoyt having received the highest number of votes was declared elected.

Moved and suported that we procure fifteen cords of wood - one half maple, one half beech, two feet long, one half to be delivered by January 1, one half February 1887 (should be 1888). Carried.

Moved and suported that we let the job of getting the wood to the lowest bidder. Carried.

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William Whipple, Jr. Bid of $1.40 per cord being the lowest the job was a warded to him.

Moved and suported that we have nine months school during the year. Carried.

Moved and suported that school commence the last week in August. Carried.

Moved and suported that the Director be instructed to buy a Seth Thomas clock not to exceed five dollars. Carried.

Moved and suported that a skreen (sp) be put around the stove to more evanly heat the room. Carried.

Moved and suported that the district buy a themometor (sp). Carried.

Moved and supported the school officers be instructed to contract with the teacher, to be at the school room at half past seven in the morning and not leave untill four o’clock in the afternoon. Carried.

Moved suported that we now adjourn. Carried.

E. Hudson, Director

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The District Board of School District No. 7 (fract.) Township of Georgetown do hereby certify that the following taxes have been voted by the qualified voters of the district during the school year ast closed, and estimate and voted by the District Board under the provisions of law,

For teachers wages $248.00
For fuel $ 22.00
For incidental expenses $ 30.00

Total $300.00

September 5, 1887, H. E. Hudson, Director
September 5, 1887

The amount of school moneys apportioned to this school district is as follows:

The amount voted by District:

Nov. 18 Primary Interest fund $ 52.92
Dog tax $ 25.67
One mile tax $101.46
May 21 Primary Interest fund $ 68.64

TOTAL $548.69

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The Annual Meeting of School District No. 7 fract. of the Township of Georgetown, for the election of school district officers, and for the transaction of such other business as may lawfully come before it, will be held at the school house on Monday, the ninth day of July 1888 at eight o’clock in the afternoon.

Dated 27th date of June, 1887 - H. E. Hudson, Director

I hereby accept the office of Assessor in School District No. 7 fract., of Georgetown, Ottawa County, Michigan for full turm.

G.Whipple

July 9,1888

Annual school meeting called to order by C. K. Hoyt, Moderator. Minutes of last meeting read and approved as read.

Moved and supported that we procede to an formal ballot for Assessor. Carried.

E. C. Whipple having received the largest number of votes cast was declared elected.

Moved and suported that we have nine months school during the year-carried.

Moved and suported that the school continue untill the fifteenth day of June, or as near as may be-carried.

Moved and suported that the District procure twenty cords of wood, sixteen inches long, one half maple and one half beech, ten cords to be delivered by the first of January and ten cords first of February-carried.

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Moved and suported that job of procuring the wood be let to the lowest bidder. Carried.

C. Whipple bid $1.10 being the lowest the job was a warded to him.

Moved and suported that the district board procure one of "Yeagaes - antomacle (Yeager;s Anatomical) charts" for the school-carried.

Moved and suported that we now adjourn-carried.

E. Hudson, Director

The District Board of School District No. 7 fract. Township of Georgetown, do hereby certify that the following taxes have been voted by the qualified voters of the district during the school year last closed and estimated and voted by the district board under the provisions of law:

For teachers wages $212.00
For fuel $ 22.00
For apparatus $ 41.00

TOTAL $275.00

September 4, 1888 - H. E. Hudson, Director

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July 18, 1888 - at a meeting of the District Board of District No. 7, Township of Georgetown, Co. Ottawa, state of Michigan, held on the 18th day of July at C. K Hoyte’s store. Harper’s ?Lewis? of books including New Readers were adopted for uniform use in the schools said district in accordance with school law of state. H. E. Hudson, Director

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NOTICE: The Annual Meeting of School District No. 7 (fract.) of the Township of Georgetown (at the meeting a vote will be taken relative to a graded school) for the elction of school district officers, and for the transaction of such other business as may lawfully come before it, will be held at the school house on Monday, the eighth day of July, A. D. 1889 at eight o’clock in the afternoon.

Dated this 27th day of June 1889 - H. E. Hudson, Director

I hereby accept the office of Director in School District No. 7 fract., of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Mich. For full turm, July 8, 1889. Signed - H. E. Hudson

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July 8, 1889 - Annual Meeting call to order by B. B. Godfrey, acting Moderator. Minutes of last meeting read and approved as read, moved and suported that we procede to an informal ballot for director, carried.

Ballot being taken no choice.

Moved and suported that a formal ballot be taken for Director carried. H. E. Hudson having received the largest number of votes cast was declared elected.

Moved and suported that we have nine months school during the year - carried.

Moved and suported that the district procure twenty cords of wood - one half hard maple, one half beech, sixteen inches long-body wood, to be delivered at the wood shed by the middle of January, 1890 - carried.

Moved and suported that the job of getting the wood be let to the lowest bidder - carried.

William Beak bid $1.20 being the lowest the contract was a warded to him.

Moved and supported that the district procure two side lamps for the school house - carried.

Moved and supported that we now adjourn - carried.

E. Hudson, Director

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The District Board of School District No. 7 fract., Township of Georgetown do hereby certify that the following taxes have been voted by the qualified voters of the district during the school year last closed and estimated and voted by the district board under the provisions of law.

For general fund $250.00

September 3, 1889 - H. E. Hudson, Director

NOTICE: The Annual Meeting of School District No. 7 fract. of the Township of Georgetown for the election of school district officers and for the transaction of such other business as may lawfully come before it will be held at the school house on Monday the fourteenth day of July, 1890 at eight o’clock in the afternoon.

Dated this third day of July, 1890 - H. E. Hudson, Director

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July 14, 1890 - Annual Meeting called to order by C. K. Hoyt, Moderator.

Minutes of last meeting red and approved as red.

Moved and supported that we proceed to an informal ballot for Moderator - carried.

Move and supported that the chair appoint two tellers - carried.

Vote taken no choice declaired by the chaire.

Moved and supported that we procede to a formal ballot for Moderator - carried.

Ballot taken no choice.

Moved and supported that we procede to a formal ballot for Moderator - carried.

Ballot taken C. K. Hoyt having received the largest number of votes was declared elected.

Moved and supported that we have nine months school during the year - carried.

Moved and supported that we have two months - fall, five months - winter, and two months spring school.

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Amended that we have three months fall turm, four months winter turm and two months spring turn - amendment carried.

Moved and supporded that the district board hire the teachers for the year - carried..

Moved and supported that we procure twenty cords of wood - one half maple, one beech sixteen inches long - carried.

Moved and supported that one half of the wood be delivered by the middle of December, one half by the middle of March - carried.

Moved and supported that the delivering of the wood be let to the lowest bidder - carried.

Wm S. Whipple bid $1.18 per cord being the lowest the job was a warded to him.

Moved and suported that the district procure a new school bell - carried.

Moved and suported that the school board fix the old stove or procure a new one - carried.

Moved and supported that we adjourn - carried.

E. Hudson, Director

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I hereby accept the office of Moderator in School District No. 7 fract. in the Town of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Michigan for full turm.

September 3, 1890 - Charles K. Hoyt

The district board of school district No. 7 fract. Township of Georgetown do hereby certify that the following taxes have been voted by the qualified voters of the district during the school year last closed and estimated and voted by the district board under the provisions of law.

For repares $ 25.00
For school purposes $250.00

TOTAL $275.00

September 3, 1890 - H. E. Hudson, Director

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NOTICE: The Annual Meeting of School District No. 7 fr. of the Township of Georgetown for the election of school district officers, and for the transaction of such other business as may lawfully come before it, will be held at the school house on Monday the thirteenth day of July A.D., 1891 at eight o’clock in the afternoon. Dated this sixth day of July, 1891.

E. Hudson, Director

I hereby accept the office of Assessor in school district No. 7, fract- of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Mich. for full turm.

September 7, 1891 - E. C.Whipple

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July 13, 1891 - Annual Meeting called to order by C. K. Hoyt, Moderator.

Minutes of last meeting red and approved as red.

Moved and supported that we proced to an infor(mal) ballot for Assessor - carried.

Moved and supported that the chaire appoint two tellers - carried.

Vote taken - E. C. Whipple having received the largest no. of votes was declared elected.

Moved and supported that we have nine months school during the year - carried.

Moved and supported that school commence on the first Monday in September. The number of months in each turm be left with the district board - carried.

Moved and supported that the district procure twenty cords of wood - one half maple, one half beach, sixteen inches long - carried.

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Moved and supported that the board procure the wood - carried.

Moved and supported that the board be instructed to hire assistant teacher in school - to commence the first Monday in November for five months - carried.

Moved and supported that the district board be instructed to paint the school house white, with one coat and two if they think it necessary - carried.

Moved and supported that the school board be instructed to procure Yeager’s Geographical chart at the lowest possible price - carried.

Moved and supported that we now adjourn - carried.

E. Hudson, Director

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The district board of school district No. 7 fract. Township of Georgetown do here by certify that the following taxes have been voted by the qualified voters of the district during the school year last closed and estimated and voted by the district board under the provisions of law.

For teachers wages $250.00

September 10, 1891 - H. E. Hudson, Director

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NOTICE: The Annual Meeting of School District No. 7 fract. of the Township of Georgetown. For the election of school district officers, And a vote will be taken to make said district a graded school district, and make provisions for addition to the school house, And for the transactions of such other business as may lawfully come before it, Will be held at the school house on Monday the 11th day of July, 1892, at eight o’clock in the afternoon.

Dated this first day of July, 1892 - H. E. Hudson, Director

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July, 11 1892 - Annual Meeting called to order by C. K. Hoyt, Moderator.
Minutes of last meeting read and approved as read.

Moved and suppoted that the voters prepare those ballots and deposit them in the ballot box as it is passed to them - carried.

Moved and supported that the chaire appoint two tellers, Moved and supported - carried.

That it seames to be necessary on account of the increasing number of pupils in this district and the increased demands of the same, on account of advanced studies, that we do declare this to be a graded school district, and proceed to elect officers and perform such other duties as are necessary according to law - carried.

Moved and supported that we procede to elect Trustees for this district - carried.

First ballot - J. N. Waite having received majority of votes cast was declared elected Trustee for one year,

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Ballot 2 - H. E. Hudson having received the majority of votes cast was declared elected Trustee for two years.

Ballot 3 - C. K . Hoyt having received the majority of votes cast was declared elected Trustee for two years.

Ballot 4 - F. H. Campbell having received the majority of votes cast was declared elected Trustee for three years.

Ballot 5 - E. C. Whipple having received the majority of votes cast was declared elected Trustee for three years.

Moved and suported that we build an addition to our school house to be built on or before November first, 1892 after plans to be herein after submitted by a committee apointed for that purpose and adopted - carried.

Moved and supported that a committee of three be appointed by the chaire to draw plans and specifications to be presented at the meeting to which this annual meeting shall be adjourned - carried.

The chaire appointed the following committee - Wm. Whipple, Jr., B. B. Godfrey, Thomas Hughs.

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Moved and supported that twenty cords of wood be procured by the board the same as last year - carried.

Moved and supported that this annual meeting be adjourned untill one week from to night at eight o’clock sharp - carried.

H. E. Hudson, Director

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July 18, 1892 - Adjourned Meeting called to order by C. K. Hoyt, Moderator.

Moved and supported that the minutes of last meeting by approved as corrected - carried.

The committee on plans and specifications for the new building made the following report.

That an addition 28 feet square be built upon the north side of the present building commencing at east side of second window from west end and running east 28 feet with front door like the one in the present building with folding doors 16 feet wide to connect with the school room we now have. Roof to be at right angles with roof of the present building, two windows on east, north and west side. That entrey be changed as shown in diagram. Herewith presented, and in all rispects not mentioned to be in accordance with ground floor, the addition to be of hight finish and material same as the building we now occupy.

Moved and suported to amend the report by having suitable arrangements for the heating and ventilation of both rooms by furnace of sufficient capacity.

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Motion made and supported that the report of the committee as amended be adopted - carried.

Moved and supported that the district issue - four bonds of two hundred dollars each - bearing interest at six per cent per annum, one of such bonds payable each year. The first one payable, February 1, 1894 - carried.

Moved and suported that the meeting now proceed to ballot upon the resolution to bond the district. Eighteen (18) votes to bond the district, no votes against it - carried.

Moved and suported that the district board be authorised to certify to be raised in the taxes this year such sum as in excess of the amount received from the bonds to be issues as may be necessary if any more is needed to complete the building according to the plans adopted and to furnish the same - carried.

Moved and supported that the board of Trustees constitute the building committee, and that they have authority to appoint one additional member if they deem it best, and that they proceed in such manner to let contract

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for building as they consider for the best interest of the district - carried.

Motion made and supported to reconsider the vote by which the board was authorized to procure 20 cords - carried.

Moved and suported to amend the question by authoriseing the board to procure such full and such an amount as in thare judgement will meet the necessities of the district - carried.

The question being upon the adoption of the original question as amended, the same was carried.

Moved and supported that the district dispose of the school house stove at the vary best price possible - carried.

Moved and suported that we now adjourn - carried.

E. Hudson, Director

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Hudsonville, Mich. - July 19, 1892

We the undersigned do hereby accept the offices of Trustees in school dist. No. 7 frl. Of the township of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Mich.

For one year - John N. Waite
For two years - H. E. Hudson
For two years - Chas. K. Hoyt
For three years - F. H. Campbell
For three years - E. C. Whipple

Dated this 19th day of July, 1892

I hereby accept the office of Director in school district No. 7 fract. Of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Michigan for one year. F. H. Campbell

I hereby accept the office of Moderator in school district No. 7 fract. Of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Michigan for one year. C. K. Hoyt

I hereby accept the office of Assessor in school district No. 7 fract. Of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Michigan for one year. E. C. Whipple

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Hudsonville, Michigan - July 19, 1982

The School Board of Trustees of school dist. No. 7 fract. of the Township of Georgetown did meet at the store of J. A. Waite, Hudsonville. Meeting was called to order by C. K. Hoyt, acting as Moderator.

The first order of business being the Trustees signature of acceptance to office, which being done the board proceeded to election by ballot of Director, Moderator and Assessor.

F. H. Campbell having received a majority of the votes cast was declared elected Director.

C. K. Hoyt having received a majority of the votes cast was declared elected Moderator.

E. C. Whipple having received a majority of the votes cast was declared elected Assessor.

It was moved and supported that the board receive sealed bids until 2 o’clock p.m., July 30, 1892 to build addition to school house according to specifications made by committee appointed for that purpose at regular annal meeting of school district of July 11, 1892, the same being accepted as amended at adjourned meeting July 18, 1892.

Specifications to be left at the store of C. K. Hoyt and Co. for inspection. Notices to be posted and published in newspapers and the board reserves the right to reject any or all bids - carried.

Moved and supported the board adjourn - carried.

H. Campbell, Director

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Hudsonville, Mich. - July 30, 1892

The School Board of Trustees met at store of C. K. Hoyt and Co., Hudsonville.

Meeting was called to order by the Moderator there being a full attendance of the board a motion was made and supported that the Director and Moderator be directed to issue bonds in accordance with vote taken at the adjourned anual meeting of school dist. No. 7 fract., Georgetown, Mich. Held in same district.

July 18, 1892 - carried.

After reading and considering the bids received for building addition to school house, a motion was made and supported that we reject all bids received to date and that the chairman and clerk be instructed to receive bids as previously advertised to be closed, Wednesday, August 3, 1892 at 7 o’clock p.m. - carried.

Moved and supported that we adjourn - carried.

H. Campbell, Director

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Hudsonville, Mich. - August 3, 1892

The school board of Trustees met at the store of C. K. Hoyt and Co., Hudsonville.

The meeting was called to order by the Moderator all members of the board being present. The first order of business being inspection of bids received for building after consideration of bids contract being awarded to Hues (Hughes?) Bros. According to plans and specifications for the sum of ($670) six hundred and seventy dollars.

It was moved and supported that the Director and Moderator be instructed to issue bonds in accordance with vote taken at the adjourned anual meeting of school district no. 7, frt, July 18, 1892 - carried.

It was moved and supported that F. H. Campbell be instructed to dispose of oak tree standing on school ground - carried.

Moved and supported that we adjourn - carried.

H. Campbell, Director

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Hudsonville - September 15, 1892

The School Board of Trustees of School Dist. No. 7 met at the store of C. K. Hoyt & Co’s. The meeting was called to order by C. K. Hoyt, Moderator. A full membership being present, it was moved and supported that contract be awarded to Haney School Furniture Co. to furnish new addition to school by agent Earl Cilley for ($100.10) one hundred dollars and ten cents payable February 1, 1893 - carried.

Moved, supported and carried that Alice Barker be employed as assistant teacher for four and one quarter months - carried.

Moved, supported, and carried that the Director, Moderator be instructed to procure furnace for school - carried.

Moved and supported that we adjourn - carried.

H. Campbell

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Hudsonville - January 16, 1893

The School Board of Trustees met at the store of John Wait’s. The meeting was called to order by C. K. Hoyt, Moderator, there being a full attendance of board - moved and supported that the director be instructed to notify the Gunn Hardware Co. to remove furnace on account of not warming school building properly - carried.

Moved and supported the Director, Moderator and Assessor be instructed to purchase furnace that will warm building properly, if possible - carried.

Moved, supported and carried that we adjourn.

H. Campbell, Director

Hudsonville, Mich. - February 10, 1890 (should be February 10, 1893)

School board met at store of John Wait’s. Meeting was called to order by John Wait, C. K. Hoyt being the only member absent. Director being instructed to hasten matters in regard to furnace and that we have on weeks vacation from February 13 to February 20.

Moved, supported and carried that the matter of hiring teacher for assistant be left to the director.

Moved and supported that we adjourn - carried.

H. Campbell

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Hudsonville, Mich. - April 21, 1893

School board met at school house for to inspect and accept work done in contract by B. & T. Hues, there being a quorum present Mr. Hudson being absent. After inspection and comparing with contract it was moved and supported that we deduct twenty dollars ($20) from pay on contract for work not performed and old material used in new part - carried.

The Director and Assessor being instructed to put up necessary eve troughs and conductors on school house moved and supported we adjourn - carried.

H. Campbell, Director

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Hudsonville, Mich. - June 3, 1893

At a meeting of the Trustees of School Dist. No. 7 frl, Georgetown for the purpose of electing a Trustee of said district, the following business was transacted.

Motion made and carried that Oren Edson be appointed Trustee for the unexpired time - on account of F. H. Campbell removed from district.

Motion made and carried that Oren Edson be appointed Director of said district until the next annual meeting.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

K. Hoyt, Clerk Protem

I hereby accept the office of Directer of School Dist. No. 7 frl, Georgetown until the anual meeting in July.

O. Edson

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Hudsonville, Mich. - July 10, 1893

Annual meeting called to order by C. K. Hoyt.

Minutes read and approved as read.

Moved and supported that the minutes of the board of Trustees be read - carried.

Minutes read by chairman and approved as read.

Moved and supported that we proceed to elect the Trustees by ballot - carried.

B. B. Godfrey having received the greatest number of votes cast was declared elected as Trustee for two years to fill vacancy.

William Whipple, Jr. having received the greatest number of votes cast was declared elected as Trustee for three years.

Moved and supported that we have nine months school - carried.

Moved and supported that the Trustees decide whether we have two teachers the full term or not - carried.

Moved and supported that we adjourn.

O. Edson, Director

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Hudsonville - July 13, 1893

I hereby accept the office of Trustee of School District No. 7 Fractional of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Mich. For the term of two years to fill vacancy.

Byron B. Godfrey

I hereby accept the office of Trustee of School District No. 7 Fractional of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Mich. For the term of three years to fill vacancy.

William Whipple, Jr.

Meeting of Board of Trustees of School District, No. 7 fractional of Georgetown held at office of Dr. Godfrey on July 13, 1893.

Meeting called to order by Moderator, C. K. Hoyt.

It was moved and supported that we proceed to informal ballot for Director for one year - carried. William Whipple, Jr. Received four votes, Dr. B. B. Godfrey, one.

Moved and supported that informal ballot be made formal - carried.

Moved and supported that we proceed to an informal ballot for Moderator - carried.

C. K. Hoyt received four votes, Dr. B. B. Godfrey, one.

Moved and supported that we proceed to formal ballot for Moderator - Carried

Dr. B. B. Godfrey was elected.

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Hudsonville - July 13, 1893

I hereby accept the office of Director of School District No. 7 fractional of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Michigan for one year.

Wm. Whipple, Jr.

I hereby accept the office of Moderator of School District No. 7 fractional of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Michigan for one year.

Byron B. Godfrey

Moved and supported that we proceed to an informal ballot for Assessor - carried.

C. Whipple had four votes, C. K. Hoyt, one. Moved to proceed to a formal ballot for Assessor - carried. E. C. Whipple was elected.

 

I hereby accept the office of Assessor of School District No. 7 fractional of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Michigan for one year.

E. C. Whipple

Bill of F. H. Campbell for $7.79, dated 1/9/1893 was presented and allowed.

Bill of W. C. Covey for work on black board for $4.50 was presented and moved and supported that the bill be laid on table until next meeting of board - carried.

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Bill of E. C. Whipple for services for $18.13 was presented and allowed.

Bill of H. E. Hudson for $5.00 was presented and allowed.

Moved and supported that we adjourn subject to call of Director - carried.

Wm. Whipple, Jr., Director

Meeting of school board held at office of Dr. Godfrey - July 24, 1893

Called to order by Moderator, B. B. Godfrey.

Reading of minutes of last meeting which were approved as read.

Bill of W. C. Covey was taken from the table. It was moved and supported that the bill be allowed and an order drawn for the amount - carried.

It was moved and supported that the proposition of Mr. W. A. Hollister at his $50.00 per month for such number of months as the board may deem best, or for $45 per month for nine months, be accepted - carried.

It was moved and supported that the Director and Moderator be instructed to draw such contract with teachers as they may deem best for the interests of the District - carried.

Moved and supported that we adjourn subject to call of Director - carried.

Wm. Whipple, Jr., Director

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Meeting of Board of Trustees of School District held at school house, September 18, 1893.

Meeting called to order by Moderator. The matter of changing some of the scholars from Primary Department to Principal’s room on account of inequality in numbers was taken up and discussed and upon the representation of both teachers, it was decided that nothing could be done to more nearly equalize the work.

It was moved, supported and carried that the following taxes be certified to the supervisor for the tax year 1893.

For teachers wages $375.00

For bonded indebtedness $260.00
For fuel $ 60.00
For apparatus $104.00
For incidental expenses $ 51.00

TOTAL $850.00

Moved, supported and carried that we now adjourn.

Wm Whipple, Jr., Director

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Meeting of Board of Trustees held at office of B. B. Godfrey.

Propositions of Mr. Hollister of $48.00 per month for nine months was presented and Board decided not to accept the same and instructed the Director to notify Mr. Hollister to that effect and also that if he would modify his propositions the Board would entertain it.

The proposition of Miss Alice Barker to teach the Primary Dep’t for $40.00 for nine months was presented and it was decided to accept the same with the requirement that Miss Barker shall drop her outside scholars during the school year and the Director was instructed to write her to that effect.

Meeting adjourned.

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Meeting of Board of Trustees held at office of B. B. Godfrey, May 31, 1894

Form for grading the Primary Dept of school presented by Miss Alice Barker, copy of which is on file in Director’s office and upon motion the same was adopted with the change of making B Class - 1st grade, A Class - 2nd grade and 2nd made to be 3rd grade and etc.

Moved and supported that in promoting scholars from 5th grade to 6th grade , the decision shall be upon 75 per cent upon a basis of 100. The examination to be in presence of the Acting Members of the Board of Trustees - carried.

Moved, supported and carried that four grades be establsihed for the higher dept. of the school.

Bill of Director for $16.81 presented and by motion allowed.

Bill of C. K. Hoyt and Company $4.92 presented and on motion was allowed.

The matter of hiring Mr. Hollister was left open.

Meeting adjourned - Wm Whipple, Jr., Director

Page 96

Annual Meeting of School District No. 7 fractional of Georgetown held at school house on July 9, 1894.

Meeting called to order by Moderator, B. B. Godfrey. Call for meeting read by Moderator.

Minutes of last meeting read and approved as read.

Director’s report of Receipts and Expenditures read and accepted.

Treasurer reported that if we made a report it would be identical with the Director’s as the books agreed - report accepted.

Minutes of various meetings of Board of Trustees during the years were read and on motion approved.

Moved and supported that we proceed to an informal ballot for Trustee in place of H. E. Hudson - carried.

Moderator appointed L. M. Wolf and Charles Dearborn as Tellers. Informal ballot was had when it was moved and supported that we proceed to a formal ballot - carried. On formal ballot, W. G. Barnaby, received a majority of all votes cast and was by Moderator declared elected.

Moved and supported and carried that the meeting proceed to an informal ballot for Trustee in place of

C. K. Hoyt whose term expires. Informal ballot was had when it was moved, supported and carried that we proceed to a formal ballot. On formal ballot Charles K. Hoyt received a majority of all the votes cast and was by the Moderator declared elected.

Page 97

Moved and supported that we have (9) nine months school during the next school year.

Moved and supported and carried that the meeting adjourn.

Wm. Whipple, Jr., Director

I hereby accept the office of Trustee of School District No. 7 fractional of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Mich.

Georgetown, Mich. - July 18, 1894 - W. G. Barnaby

I hereby accept the office of Trustee of School District No. 7 fractional of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Mich.

Georgetown, Mich. - July 18, 1894 - C. K. Hoyt

Page 98

Hudsonville, Mich. - July 23, 1894

Board Meeting held at office of Dr. B. B. Godfrey on this date.

Meeting called to order by Moderator. Moved and supported that we proceed to a formal ballot for Moderator - Carried. B. B. Godfrey was elected.

Moved and supported that we proceed to a formal ballot for Assessor - carried. E. C. Whipple was declared elected.

I hereby accept the office of Director of School District No. 7 Frac. Of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Mich.

Wm. Whipple, Jr.

I hereby accept the office of Moderator of School District No. 7 Frac. Of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Mich.

B. Godfrey

I hereby accept the office of Assessor of School District No. 7 Frac. Of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Mich.

C. Whipple

Page 99 - Grading of higher room was taken up and the following was adopted.

Page 100, 101, 102, 103

SUBJECT

5TH GRADE

6TH GRADE

7TH GRADE

8TH GRADE

9TH GRADE

READING

6th Year -

Fourth Reader & Supplementary work

7th Year -

Fifth Reader and supplementary work

8th Year -

5th Reader and supplementary work

9th Year -

Reading

10th Year -

Review

ORTHOGRAPHY

Continue work outlined for 4th grade

5th grade work continued

Text Book

 

Review

SPELLING

General work in all branches, definitions, diacritical marks, use words in sentences

5th grade work continued

same as outlined for 5th and 6th grades

same as for other grades

Review

LANGUAGE AND GRAMMAR

Swinton’s Language Primer

Swinton’s Elementary Language

Swinton’s Grammar

Swinton’s Grammar

Review

PENMANSHIP

Copy Book - general exercises given by teacher

Copy Book - general exercises given by teacher

Copy Book - general exercises given by teacher

Copy Book

Review

ARITHMETIC

Review previous year, fractions, simple problems in compound numbers, weights, etc. business forms

Review - finish decimals, compound numbers and elements of percentage

Practical arithmetic to stocks

Practical arithmetic completed through review

Review

PHYSIOLOGY & HYGIENE

Oral and chart work

Oral and chart work; definitions given to pupils by teacher

Oral and chart work during whole year

Steele’s Physiology completed

Review

GEOGRAPHY

6th year

Finish first book in Geography

7th year -

Higher Book to map of Asia

8th Year -

Geography finished

   

COMPOSITION

Short stories, reproductions, compositions, letter writing, bill forms, Book 2 Practical Language work

Continue work as in 5th grade, Book 3- Practical Language work

Recitations, continue work as outlined for 5th & 6th grade - Book 4, Practical Language work

Work as outlined for previous grade, Book 5-Practical Language work

Review

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

   

Physical Geography

   

U. S. HISTORY

   

Taylor’s U. S. History

   

CIVIL GOV’T

     

State & U.S. Milne’s or Olney’s

Review

ALGEBRA

         

RHETORIC

     

Rhetoric

 

BOTANY

     

Elements of Botany

Review

BOOKKEEPING

       

Review

NATURAL PHILOSOPHY

     

Avery’s

Review

LITERATURE TRACEING?

       

Review

Page 105

September 29, 1894

Board Meeting held at office of B. B. Godfrey. Meeting called to order by Moderator. All members present. It was moved and supported that the board report eight hundred and seventy-five dollars to be raised by tax to be divided as follows , viz:

For teachers wages $475.00
For paying bonded indebtedness $236.00
For fuel $ 50.00
For incidental expenses $ 64.00
For other indebtedness $ 50.00

TOTAL $875.00

It was also decided not to hire? any money for teachers unless they were willing to pay the interest.

Meeting adjourned.
Wm Whipple, Jr., Director

June 1, 1895 - Meeting of Board

Meeting called to order by Moderator. Mr. W. A. Hollister proposed to board to contract with board to teach as principal for $50.00 per month which proposition was upon motion accepted. Meeting adjourned.

Wm Whipple, Jr., Director

Page 106

July 8, 1895

Annual Meeting of school district held at school house pursuant to legal notice. Notice of meeting read by Director. C. K. Hoyt was chosen Moderator. Minutes of last annual meeting, also of various board meetings during the year read and approved. Financial report of Director read and adopted.

Proceeded to formal ballot for the office of Trustee for 3 years in place of B. G. Godfrey who had removed from the District. First ballot no choice, second ballot resulted in the election of B. E. Green.

Proceeded to a formal ballot for the office of Trustee for three years in place of E. C. Whipple.

Ballot resulted in the election of G. L. Guild for that office.

Motion to adjourn which motion prevailed.

Wm Whipple, Jr., Director

July 12, 1895 - Board Meeting. The following bills were presented and upon motion were allowed.

Wm. Whipple for taking census and making report $ 3.00
E. C. Whipple $18.70
C. K. Hoyt & Co. supplies $ 6.23

Meeting adjourned.

Wm. Whipple, Jr., Director

Page 107

I hereby accept the office of Trustee of School Dist. No. 7 frac. of Georgetown for the term of three years.

Hudsonville, Michigan, July 15, 1895 - Benton E. Green

I hereby accept the office of Trustee of School Dist. No. 7 frac. of Georgetown for the term of three years.

Georgetown, Michigan, July 15, 1895 - G. L. Guild

Meeting of new board held at office W. G. Barnaby, July 15, 1895. A formal ballot was had for the office of Director. Wm Whipple, Jr. was chosen Director.

A formal ballot for the office of Moderator was had and C. K. Hoyt was declared elected.

A formal ballot for Assessor was had and W. G. Barnaby was declared duly elected.

I hereby accept the office of Director for the School District No. 7 frac for one year.

Wm Whipple, Jr.

Page 108

I hereby accept the office of Moderator of School District No. 7 frac of Georgetown, Ottawa Co., for one year.

K. Hoyt

I hereby accept the office of Assessor of School District No. 7 frac of Georgetown for one year.

G. Barnaby

July 30, 1895 - Board Meeting.

Moved and supported that we hire Miss Barber for the school year at $30.00 per month on same terms we have hired teachers in previous years - carried.

Moved and supported that we have nine months school with as much vacation as possible and have school close before July 1, 1896 - carried

Meeting adjourned.

October 1, 1895 - Board Meeting

It was moved, supported and carried that the following amounts be raised for school purposes for the coming year.

For teacher wages $450.00
For paying bonded indebtedness $224.00
For fuel $ 45.00
For incidental expenses $ 31.00

TOTAL $750.00

Meeting adjourned.

Wm. Whipple, Jr., Director

Page 109

March 15, 1896 - Board meeting.

The matter of insurance was left in the hands of B. E. Green as committee and insurance was placed with the Grand Rapids Fire Insurance Co.

April 15, 1896 - Board meeting.

W. G. Barnaby having tendered his resignation as member of board of Trustees, Wm. H. McEachron was duly elected by the Board to fill of member of the board. B. E. Green was elected Assessor. Gilbert S. Guild having resigned as member of the board, Joseph Dearborn was duly elected to fill the vacancy.

June 30, 1896 - Board meeting.

Present all the members of the board except Mr. Green. The proposition of Mr. Charles S. Dewitt (or Demitt) was placed before the board as follows: to teach high department of our school for ($40) forty dollars per month for the school year. It was moved, supported and carried that we accept said proposition. Meeting adjourned.

Wm Whipple, Jr., Director

Page 110

July 13, 1896 - Annual Meeting

Meeting held pursuant to notice called to order by C. K. Hoyt, Moderator. Minutes of last annual meeting and of various board meetings read and approved.

Financial report of Director read and accepted. Balance on hand $46.44.

Formal ballot for the office of Trustee in place of William Whipple whose term of office expired resulted in the election of T. B. Curtis.

Formal ballot for the office of Trustee in place of Wm. H. McEachron appointed by the board resulted in

the election of Clarence Kelly for one year.

Formal ballot for member of board of Trustee in place of Joseph Dearborn appointed by board to fill vacancy resulted in the election of Joseph Dearborn for two years.

Motion made and supported that we meet next Saturday afternoon to raise flag pole in front of school house - carried.

On motion meeting adjourned.

Wm Whipple, Jr., Director

Page 111

I hereby accept the office of Trustee of School District No. 7 frac. for three years.

Hudsonville, Michigan - July 13, 1896 - T. B. Curtis

I hereby accept the office of Trustee of School District No. 7 frac. for one year.

Hudsonville, Michigan - July 13, 1896 - Clarence Kelly

I hereby accept the office of Trustee of School District No. 7 frac. for two years.

Hudsonville, Michigan - July 13, 1896 - Joseph Dearborn

Page 262

FUND FOR PAYMENT OF INDEBTEDNESS

DR CR

December 31, 1881 Raised by tax $342.30
November 4, 1881 By cash paid - J. M. Decator $ 5.00
December 11, 1881 By cash paid - James Pitts $ 2.25
December 21, 1881 By cash paid - Wm Whipple $ 45.00
December 26, 1881 By cash paid - Wm Linacre $ 12.20
December 31, 1881 By cash paid - B. E. Green $ 19.08
February 4, 1882 By cash paid - S. H. Whipple $ 1.25
February 22, 1882 By cash paid - for furniture $ 229.71
Paid B.E. Green $ 58.47

BALANCE $ 372.96

Page 254

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 7 IN ACCOUNT WITH E. C. WHIPPLE ASSESSOR

November 4, 1885 by cash to Charles Freeman $ 90.00
December 2, 1885 by cash to G. W. Densmore $ 1.00
December 30, 1885 by cash to Wm Beek $ 18.00
January 20, 1886 by cash to C. F. Freeman $ 90.00
January 27, 1886 by cash to L. M. Wolf $ 14.00
March 13, 1886 by cash to C. F. Freeman $ 90.00
April 16, 1886 by cash to H. E. Hudson $ 15.90
May 8, 1886 by cash to C. F. Freeman $ 40.00
June 4, 1886 ------- $ 50.00
June 7, 1886 by cash to James Flynn $ 1.50
July 10, 1886 by cash to E. C. Whipple $ 15.39

TOTAL $425.79

Page 252, 253

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 7 IN ACCOUNT WITH E. C. WHIPPLE, ASSESSOR

September 7, 1885 CASH ON HAND $ 19.40
November 4, 1885 Order on Township Treasurer $ 72.97
December 12, 1885 " " " $ 50.00
January 23, 1886 " " " $100.00
March 15, 1886 " " " $ 90.00
May 7, 1886 " " " $ 40.00
June 4, 1886 " " " $ 55.00

TOTAL $427.37

Page 251

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 7 IN ACCOUNT WITH GEORGE W. DENSMORE, ASSESSOR

October 23, 1884 By cash to L. M. Wolf $ 18.75
October 23, 1884 By cash to F. A. Parker $ 40.00
November 19, 1884 " " " " $ 30.00
December 27, 1884 " " " " $ 50.00
January 13, 1885 L. M. Wolf $ 10.70
January 29, 1885 F. A. Parker $ 50.00
March 11, 1885      "       "        $ 90.00
March 24, 1885      "       "        $ 20.00
March 27, 1885 By cash to W. Linacre $ 8.00
March, 1885 By cash to Geo. W. Densmore $ 3.50
May 1, 1885 By cash to H. E. Hudson $ 10.75
May 4, 1885 By cash to James DeCator $ 3.00
May 28, 1885 By cash to F. A. Parker $ 40.00
May 29, 1885 By cash to L. M. Wolf $ 5.77
June 6, 1885 By cash to James Kline $ 9.50
June 29, 1885 By cash to F. A. Parker $ 40.00

SUBTOTAL $429.97

Balance $ 33.50

TOTAL $463.47

Sept. 6, 1885 Balance on hand $33.50
(by G.W. Densmore-personal acct.) $ 6.65
Error in Director’s old report $ 7.45
Balance on hand $ 19.45

$ 33.50

Page 250

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 7 IN ACCOUNT WITH GEORGE W. DENSMORE, ASSESSOR

Sept. 1, 1884 Cash on Hand $ 8.47
Dec. 26, 1884 Received from Treasurer $ 175.00
Jan. 29, 1885          "         "          " $ 50.00
Mar. 11, 1885        "          "          " $ 100.00
Mar. 27, 1885        "          "          " $ 20.00
May 21, 1885         "          "         " $ 60.00
June 22, 1885         "          "         " $ 50.00

TOTAL $ 463.47

Page 249

ROBERT ALWARD, TREASURER IN ACCOUNT WITH SCHOOL DIST. NO. 7

Sept. 3, 1883 Amount in Treasury $ 77.35

Page 244

SCHOOL DIST. NO. 7 IN ACCT. WITH TOWNSHIP TREASURER

Mar. 28, 1882 To cash on hand $ 80.59
Mar. 28, 1882 By order $ 80.59
Amt of Prim Int Fund $ 115.32
Amt of Dog Tax $ 23.10
June 17, 1882 By order $ 50.00

TOTAL $ 219.01 $ 130.59

Sept. 5, 1882 To Balance in Treasury $ 88.42

$219.01 $ 219.01

Sept. 12, 1882 By order $ 86.27

 

Page 243

SCHOOL DIST. NO. 7 IN ACCOUNT WITH H. H. CHAMBERLIN, ASSESSOR

Oct. 7, 1881 By cash paid - C. K. Hoyt $ 25.00
Nov. 4, 1881 - J. DeCator $ 5.00
Nov. 11, 1881 - C. K. Hoyt $ 45.00
Dec. 11, 1881 - Jas. Pitts $ 2.25
Dec. 21, 1881 - W. Whipple, Jr. $ 45.00
Dec. 26, 1881 - W. Linacre $ 12.20
Dec. 26, 1881 - A. Crozier $ .95
Dec. 30, 1881 - C. K. Hoyt $ 3.00
Dec. 30, 1881 - C. K. Hoyt $ 50.00
Dec. 31, 1881 - B. E. Green $ 19.08
Jan. 28, 1882 - C. K. Hoyt $ 35.00
Jan. 31, 1882 - W. Whipple, Jr. $ 1.50
Jan. 31, 1882 - C. A. Barnaby $ 13.95
Feb. 4, 1882 - S. H. Whipple $ 1.25
Feb. 17, 1882 - C. K. Hoyt $ 25.00
Mar. 8, 1882 - C. K. Hoyt $ 15.00
Apr. 10, 1882 - C. K. Hoyt $ 50.00
May 29, 1882 - C. K. Hoyt $ 25.00
Jun. 17, 1882 - Wm. Whipple $ 20.00
Jun. 29, 1882 - C. K. Hoyt $ 30.00
Sep. 2, 1882 - W. H. Linacre $ 9.50
Nov. 11, 1881 - Interest on Bond $ 24.00
Feb 22, 1882 - March School Furn Co. $229.71
B. E. Green (old order) - $58.47

SUBTOTAL $745.86

Balance $ 14.04

TOTAL $759.90

Page 242

SCHOOL DIST. NO. 7 IN ACCOUNT WITH H. H. CHAMBERLIN, ASSESSOR

Sep. 5, 1881 Cash on Hand $ 24.31
Nov. 4, 1881 Cash received from Treasurer $ 70.00
Dec. 21, 1881 " " " " $ 150.00
Dec. 30, 1881 " " " " $ 50.00
Jan. 28, 1882 " " " " $ 100.00
Feb. 24, 1882 " " " " $ 210.00
Feb. 25, 1882 " " " " $ 25.00
Apr. 10, 1882 " " " " $ 80.59
Jun. 17, 1882 " " " " $ 50.00

TOTAL $759.90

Page 240

SCHOOL DIST. NO. 7 IN ACCT WITH GEO. W. DENSMORE, ASSESSOR

Sep. 12, 1882 Cash from Treasurer $ 86.27
To order Wm. Whipple, Jr. $ 7.85
Cash paid W. J. Button $ 20.13
Cash paid H. H. Chamberlin $ 6.00
Sep. 23, 1882 Cash paid G. F. Richardson (paint) $ 12.00
Sep. 26, 1882 Cash paid James Kline $ 12.50
Nov. 24, 1882 By cash from Treasurer $ 50.00
By cash from B. E. Green $ 50.00
To cash paid C. K. Hoyt $100.00
Oct. 12, 1882 To cash paid Mrs. Prescott $ 3.00
Dec. 11, 1882 By cash from H. H. Chamberlin $ 23.54
Jan. 10, 1883 By cash from Treasurer $ 50.00
To cash paid C. K. Hoyt $ 50.00
Feb. 10, 1883 To cash paid C. K. Hoyt $ 50.00
Feb. 14, 1883 To cash paid D. Cunningham $ 2.43
Feb. 26, 1883 To cash paid C. H. Barnaby $ 37.50
Jan. 12, 1883 To cash paid Wm Linacre $ 9.50
Feb. 21, 1883 To cash paid B. E. Green $ 57.25
Feb. 21, 1883 To cash paid B. E. Green $ 2.50
Feb. 20, 1883 To cash from Treasurer $ 440.00
Mar. 14, 1883 To cash paid C. K. Hoyt $ 100.00
Mar. 16, 1883 By cash from Treasurer $ 124.75
Mar. 17, 1883 To cash paid Wm Whipple $ 21.33
May 29, 1883 To cash paid Mrs. Perry $ 1.00
June 13, 1883 By cash from Treasurer $ 75.00
June 14, 1883 To cash paid Mrs. Curtis $ 50.00
June 23, 1883 To cash paid Mrs. Curtis $ 20.00
Paid Bonds and Interest $ 333.15
Aug. 14, 1883 To Thos. M. Wait $ 1.40
Sep. 3, 1883 To Balance $ 8.02

TOTAL $899.56 $ 899.56

Page 238

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 7 IN ACCOUNT WITH E. WHIPPLE, ASSESSOR

Sep. 2, 1889 Money on hand $ 57.32
Received one mill tax $ 101.34
Primary School Fund $ 151.34
District Taxes $ 250.00
All other sources $ 29.38

TOTAL $589.38

Paid Teachers wages $440.00
Incidental expenses $ 10.45
F. Campbel Ast. $3.00
E. Whipple Ast. $6.00
C. K. Hoyt Ast. $1.00
H. E. Hudson Ast. $12.00
Paid for all purposes $48.05

Amt. on hand Sept. 2, 1890  $68.88

TOTAL    $589.38

Page 235

SCHOOL DIST. NO. 7 IN ACCT WITH E. C. WHIPPLE, ASSESSOR

Sep. 14, 1886 By cash paid C. Underhill $ 76.50
Oct. 16, 1886 By cash paid M. L. Bacon $ 45.00
Nov. 5, 1886 " " " " " $ 45.00
Dec. 17, 1886 " " " " " $ 45.00
Jan. 1, 1887 By cash paid B. B. Godfrey $ 15.75
Jan. 3, 1887 By cash paid B. E. Green $ 18.75
Jan. 18, 1887 By cash paid M. L. Bacon $ 45.00
Mar. 8, 1887 By cash paid M. L. Bacon $ 25.00
Mar. 17, 1887 By cash paid M. L. Bacon $ 65.00
Apr. 28, 1886 By cash paid D. Yeomans $ 1.30
May 30, 1886 By cash paid M. L. Bacon $ 90.00 $494.77
Sep. 6, 1887 Balance old acct.—Whipple $ 13.25 $485.55
Amount on Hand - 9/6/1987 $ 9.22

Page 234

SCHOOL DIST. NO. 7 IN ACT. WITH E. C. WHIPPLE, ASSESSOR

Sep. 6, 1886 Cash on Hand $ 1.58
Sep. 14, 1886 Cash received from Treasurer $ 76.50
Oct. 16, 1886 " " " " $ 34.81
Dec. 17, 1886 " " " " $135.00
Jan. 18, 1887 " " " " $ 90.00
Mar. 17, 1887 " " " " $106.88
May 30, 1887 " " " " $ 50.00

$494.77

$485.55

Amount on hand 9/6/1887 $ 9.22

Page 233

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 7 FR. IN ACCT WITH E. C. WHIPPLE

Sept, 1, 1890 Money on hand $ 68.88
Received one mill tax $ 101.34
Pri. School Interest Fund $ 159.83
District Taxes $ 275.00

All other sources $ 33.01

TOTAL $ 638.06

Paid Miss Godfrey $ 229.00
G. W. Sooy $ 100.00
W. S. Whipple - wood $ 23.60
James Kline, - painting S. H. $26.50
L. M. Wolf - sundries $9.46
C. K. Hoyt - school supplies  $64.38
H. E. Hudson  $22.25
C. Whipple $19.33
Money on hand  9/10/1891 - $143.54

TOTAL  $638.06

Page 232

TREASURER’S ACCOUNT

Nov. 25, 1891 Primary School Fund - Nov. $ 96.37
Jan. 6, 1892 One mill tax, fract. Jamestown $ 13.55
Jan. 6, 1892 Amount voted $ 33.00
May 26, 1892 Primary school money for May $ 86.36
May 31, 1892 Jamestown Dog fund $ 19.80
May 31, 1892 Balance in Treasury $ 1.88

TOTAL $250.96

Page 226, 228

STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES, SCHOOL DIST. NO. 7 FRAC.

July 13, 1893 Amount on Hand $ 51.99
Account of E. C. Whipple $ 18.13
Account of F. H. Campbell $ 7.79
Account of H. E. Hudson $ 5.00
C. Covey  $4.50

$35.42

ITEMS OF IMPORTANCE

Pg.21 - October 13, 1879 - asking for bids to build and furnish a new school house (This was the second school and it was wooden.

Pg.26 - October 1, 1880 - Moved and supported to offer for sale a mortgage held by Georgetown Dist. No. 7 against Horace A. Hudson and Homer E. Hudson on Old School House site.

Pg.2 - March, 1880 - paid James M. DeCator on school house and lot - at first I thought that the school lot was being purchased from Mr. DeCator but, perhaps, their was money owed to him on the school house and lot at the corner of Division Street and Main Street.

Pg.22 - April 5, 1880 - Motion made to hire Mr. Curry’s Hall to hold summer school for 2 months at $10 per month.

… proceed immediately to lay foundations, raise roof and sheath a school building

Pg. 2 - May 6, 1880 - the purchasing of school seats

Pg.26 - September 6, 1880 - Motion made to rent Mr. Curry’s hall for 5 months

Pg.4 - May 17 & 18, and June 17, 1880 - Homer E. Hudson set up the school seats

Pg.21 - October 13, 1879 - asking for bids to build and furnish a new school house (This was the second school and it was wooden.

Pg.26 - Moved and supported to offer for sale a mortgage held by Georgetown Dist. No. 7 against Horace A. Hudson and Homer E. Hudson on Old School House site.

Pg.68 - July 13, 1891 - School Board instructed to paint the school house white, with one or two coats, if necessary

Pg.70 - July 11, 1892, Annual Meeting - to make provisions for an addition to the school house at right angles to the original.

Pg.71 - July 11, 1892 - On account of advanced studies, the district declared a graded school district and will proceed to perform such duties as necessary to the law.

Pg.72 - July 18, 1892 - An addition 28 ft. square to be added to school house - (see description)

Pg.83 - Hu(gh)es Bros. Received the contract for the sum of $670.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM DEEDS, ETC.

The quarter section of the site of the first school was patented to Abel W. Page of Bethany, New York in 1836. He seems to have been a land speculator as he owned other quarter sections in Georgetown Township. He sold the land to L. & L. Jenison in 1855.

1855 SCHOOL - This school was erected on land given by Luman and Lucius Jenison for a school. They owned the whole quarter section - NW14/ NW1/4, Section 33, Georgetown Township and gave one-half acres on the northwest corner for a school. In 1862 the land was sold to Homer E. Hudson except for that ½ acre school lot. At a meeting on October 13, 1879, it was voted to build a new school. This was constructed in the spring and summer of 1880. The Spring and Summer school sessions (5 months) were held in Thomas Curry’s hall for which he was paid $10 per month and all damages were to be covered.. Thomas Curry’s land was later owned by Martin Boldt. This is where the parking lot and the former Yonker and Boldt Building is now located (Now owned by Nederveld Associates, Inc.).

On April 17, 1879, the school lot was sold to Homer E. and Horace A. Hudson (Horace was the son of Homer). Later, a hotel was located on the site of the first school. That spot is now approximately where the median is for Chicago Drive.

3/10/1879 - Land was purchased from Edward Franklin Bosworth on School Street to erect a new school. This is the second school erected and the one that had an addition made to it in 1892. It is not certain when this building was taken down. (Freda Alward - Born January, 1903 - remembers attending here for a few years.)

Third School - The Square Red Brick School was erected about 1909 (It was called the "1910 School"). This was the new grade school. The first high school graduating class was in 1912. There is a picture from 1910 but these are sophomores.

Fourth School - The first class to use the new yellow/orange brick edifice was the Kindergarten class of 1929. At this point the Red Brick School became the High School.

Liber 37 Pg 603 - GRANTOR- Edward Franklin Bosworth
            GRANTEE-Georgetown School District #7

March 10, 1879 for $105

Commencing at a point 1072’ west and 330’ south from the corner stake of the NE corner of Section 32, west parallel with the section line 264’, south 165’, east 264’, north 165’ to beginning (one acre more or less), reserving one rod on the north side for an alleyway.

Liber 34 Pg 158 - GRANTOR - Georgetown School Dist. #7

GRANTEE - Homer E. Hudson and Horace A. Hudson (Horace, son of Homer)

April 17, 1879

Part of Section 33 NW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 - at point of NW corner, east 8 rods, south 10 rods, west 8 rods, north 10 rods to beginning (one-half acre)

INDEX

LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

PAGES

ALBRIGHT

ANNA

3

ALBRIGHT

AUGUST

3

ALBRIGHT

CARL

3

ALBRIGHT

HERMAN

3

ALBRIGHT

MARY

3

ALBRIGHT

WILLIAM

3

ALWARD

ROBERT

29

ANABLE

LIBBIE

3

ANABLE

MILIE

3

ANABLE

NELLA

3

ANABLE

WILLIAM

7

ATKINS

BESSIE

3

ATKINS

EADITH

3

BABCOCK

AGIE

3

BABCOCK

ALICE

3

BABCOCK

DWIGHT

3

BABCOCK

W. H.

1,2,4-6

BACON

M. L.

13,32

BAKER

MAUD

3

BARBER

MISS

26

BARKER

ALICE (MISS)

20,23

BARKER

ELLA

3

BARNABY

C. A.

30

BARNABY

C. H.

31

BARNABY

CHARLES

7

BARNABY

DELBERT

6,7

BARNABY

ELMER

3

BARNABY

GLEN

3

BARNABY

LOTTIE

3

BARNABY

SUSIE

3

BARNABY

W. G.

23,24,26,27

BEAK

WILLIAM

15

BEATLE

GRACIE

3

BEATLE

IDA

3

BEATLE

MAUD

3

BEAUMONT

MILO

3

BEEK

WILLIAM

11,28

BELAW

DON

3

BELAW

EUGENE

3

BELAW

RUBE

3

BELAW

RUTH

3

BOL(D)

WILL

3

BOSWORTH

E. F.

4

BURGESS

HENRY

3

BURGESS

JOHN

3

BUTTON

W. J.

30

CAMP

WARREN

3

CAMPBELL

F.

31

CAMPBELL

F. H.

17,19,20

CAMPBELL

F. H.

22,33

CHAMBERLAIN

H.

4

CHAMBERLIN

BARNEY

3

CHAMBERLIN

H.

30

CHAMBERLIN

H. H.

1,2,7,30,31

CHAMBERLIN

LINNIE

3

CHAMBERLIN

ORIN

3

CILLEY

EARL

20

COOPER

D.

4

COVEY

W. C.

22

CROZIER

A.

30

CUNNINGHAM

----

6

CUNNINGHAM

D.

5,13,31

CUNNINGHAM

DUDLEY

6,7

CUNNINGHAM

LECTA

3

CUNNINGHAM

LILLIE

3

CURRY

JOHN

3

CURRY

LAURA

3

CURRY

MR.

5,6

CURRY

THOMAS

4

CURTIS

MRS.

31

CURTIS

T. B.

27

DANIELS

CATE

3

DANIELS

LUCY

3

DEARBORN

CHARLES

23

DEARBORN

JOSEPH

27

DECATOR

BURT

3

DECATOR

DELL

3

DECATOR

J.

30

DECATOR

J. M.

28

DECATOR

JAMES

6,7,10,29

DECATOR

JAMES M.

1

DEDIE

JACOB

3

DEDIE

MAT

3

DEDIE

SUSIE

3

DEMITT*

CHARLES S.

27

DENSMORE

AVERY

3

DENSMORE

EDNA

3

DENSMORE

EMARY

3

DENSMORE

G. W.

28

DENSMORE

GEORGE W.

2,7,29

DENSMORE

L. P.

4

DEWEY

ORIN

2

DEWITT*

CHARLES S.

27

DORMAN

ANNA

3

DORMAN

MARY

3

DURFEY

CORA

3

DURFEY

FRANKY

3

DURFEY

SHERMAN

3

EDSON

OREN

21

FLYNN

JAMES

28

FREEMAN

C. F.

28

FREEMAN

CHARLES

28

GEARMAN

CHARLES

3

GEARMAN

MINIE

3

GIDDINGS

L. E.

8

GODFREY

B. B.

7,12,13,15,18

GODFREY

B. B.

21,23-26,32

GODFREY

B. G.

26

GODFREY

BYRON B..

21,22

GODFREY

DR.

21

GODFREY

MISS

32

GODFREY

MR.

7

GREEN

ALICE

3

GREEN

B. E.

27

GREEN

B. E.

30-32

GREEN

B. E.

2,5,12,27,28

GREEN

BENTON E.

26

GREEN

FRANK

3

GREEN

HARRIE

3

GREEN

HATTIE

3

GREEN

MR.

7

GUILD

G. L.

26

GUILD

GILBERT S.

27

GUILD

MAMIE

3

HANSON

LILLIE

3

HENSHAW

A. T.

5

HENSHAW

A. T. & CO.

4

HENSHAW

MIRTIE

3

HENSHAW

MR.

7

HOLLISTER

MR.

23

HOLLISTER

W. A.

22,25

HOYT

C. K.

20-24,

HOYT

C. K.

1,13-15,17,18

HOYT

C. K.

26,27,30-32

HOYT

C. K. & CO.

19,23

HOYT

CHARLES K.

7,16,19,24

HOYT

E. P.

2

HOYT

E. P.

7

HUDSON

BELL

3

HUDSON

EUGENE

3

HUDSON

FRANK

3

HUDSON

H. A.

2,4,6

HUDSON

H. E.

31-33

HUDSON

H. E.

22,23,28,29

HUDSON

H. E.

2,4-6,9-19

HUDSON

HOMER E.

8

HUDSON

LOYD

3

HUDSON

MR.

20

HUES BROS*

 

20

HUES*

B. & T.

20

HUGHES BROS.*

 

20

HUGHES*

B. & T.

20

HUGHS

THOMAS

18

JAYNES

ALBERT

4

KELLY

CLARENCE

27

KLINE

CLARRIE

3

KLINE

ELLA

3

KLINE

ETTA

3

KLINE

JAMES

29,31,32

KRONEMYER

ALBURTUS

4

LENACRE

CHARLES

3

LINACRE

W.

29,30

LINACRE

W. H.

30

LINACRE

WM

28,31

MC EACHRON

WILLIAM H.

27

MEAD

ALBERT

3

MORRIS

LIZIE

3

PARKER

F. A.

28,29

PERRY

MRS.

31

PHELPS

C. H.

2

PITTS

JAMES

2,28,30

PRESCOTT

MRS.

31

RHOTES

ANNA

3

RHOTES

CHARLES

3

RHOTES

LOESA

3

RICHARDSON

G. F.

30

SHERRER

FRANK

3

SOOY

G. W.

32

TEAPLE

FRANK

3

TUTTLE

FURDY

3

UNDERHILL

C.

32

WAIT

JOHN

20

WAIT

THOMAS M.

31

WAITE

J. N.

17,19

WAITE

JOHN N.

18

WHIPPLE

CHARLES

3

WHIPPLE

E.

31

WHIPPLE

E. C.

28,32,33

WHIPPLE

E. C.

19,22,24,26

WHIPPLE

E. C.

11,14,16,17

WHIPPLE

ELMER

3

WHIPPLE

FRANK

3

WHIPPLE

FRED

3

WHIPPLE

LUCINDA

3

WHIPPLE

RANIE

3

WHIPPLE

S. H.

28,30

WHIPPLE

W.

7

WHIPPLE

W. JR.

2

WHIPPLE

W. S.

32

WHIPPLE

W., JR.

30

WHIPPLE

WILEY

3

WHIPPLE

WILLIAM

28,30

WHIPPLE

WILLIAM S.

1,16

WHIPPLE

WILLIAM, JR.

11,13,18

WHIPPLE

WILLIAM, JR.

1,2,5-9

WHIPPLE

WILLIAM, JR.

21-27,31

WILBUR

KITTIE

3

WILLIAMS

CLYDE

3

WOLF

L. M.

23,28,29,32

WRIGHT

HERBERT

4

YEOMANS

A. D.

3

YEOMANS

BERT

3

YEOMANS

D.

32

YEOMANS

DONNIE

3

YEOMANS

IDA

3

YEOMANS

JERVA

3

YEOMANS

ROB

3

YEOMANS

W. B.

10

YEOMANS

WILLIAM

3

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