Though I only had about a half hour at the Jay County Historical Society before it closed when I visited last Friday, I did manage to find a tidbit of family history while searching the files for information on the schools of Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana.
Edith LeMaster, my paternal great grandaunt, was the teacher for the Eley Public School Number 4 in Madison Township. Edith was the daughter of Luman Walker and Mary Keziah (CHEW) LEMASTERS. She was born September 24, 1879 in Jay County, Indiana. While I knew she was a teacher, it was nice to find confirmation. This may even be her picture in the souvenir.
1907 Souvenir, Eley Public School No. 4, Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana
District No. 4
Madison Twp., Jay Co., Indiana
Edith Le Master, Teacher
W.R. Armstrong, Co. Supt.
Henry Kantner, Director
William Clough, Trustee
I believe that the Henry Kantner listed as the director is the father of Mabel Kantner, listed as a student. This Mabel may be the same Mabel Kantner (b. 1898) who married Gerald Walker LeMaster (my paternal great-uncle).