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This photo was sent to us by Cheryl Edwards Skinner of Greenville, who writes:
I do not yet know the name of the school, but my father lived in the Small/ Edward area I think they attended the Aurora school, but I'm not sure. Yes, my father is in the picture. He is the third from the left, top row (the good looking blonde guy!!). I am guessing again, but I think this must be maybe a combination class picture because of the number of students. I know that my daddy only went to school through the ninth grade, so I feel like this is a picture of jr. high aged students, or maybe it's the high school. My daddy was born in 1912, so if he was 13 or 14, then the photo would be dated 1925 or 1926. I hope this helps. Wish I knew more. Hopefully I will get some info from a few people I have sent it to. Cheryl =========================================================== Hello Diana, Go to the top of the picture where the boys are. Go all the way to the left. You will see a boy with a shirt and tie and jacket. Go straight down from him and you will see Annie Glenn Tuten. Part of her face is covered by the girl directly in front of her. The girl in front of her cannot be identify. Because her face is smeared. Annie Glenn Tuten was born September 12, 1908. Most likely she would have been 16 years old going on to her 17th birthday in 1925. Her story is a sad story. She and her six brothers and sisters lived in Edward, NC. On December 15, 1913, her father Leslie M. Tuten was killed when he fell out of a tree on Edward Mills Pond. Her mother most likely had a nervous breakdown for she left the children and moved in with her sister Swandora Buck Berry. Annie Glenn Tuten's grandmother Amanda Toler Tuten took all 7 children in to raise. After she completed her education she deported from Edward, NC and nevermore to look back on her childhood memories. She had one sister who went to FL never to return. There were very little contact in any of the children once they became adults. Annie Glenn Tuten kept her maiden name while married until the 1940s. She had 3 sons and one daughter. She passed away July 31, 1990. People that I have met who knew my grandmother states that she was one of the most beautiful girls in Beaufort County. She had dark wavy hair and was a very kind hearted girl. I have come to admire both the Tuten's and the Buck's of Beaufort County. I recently visited the resting place of Swandora Buck Berry and her husband N.E. Berry. And it is believed that Mary Buck Tuten my grandmother's mother is buried next to her sister Swandora Buck Berry in an unmarked grave. Last of all my father was shocked to see an earlier rare picture of his mother. He is 100% sure that is it his mother. He compared a picture taken about 1953 and you can see the picture of 1925 is the same person. After talking to my cousin Elizabeth Tuten Walker, I have now the right location of the school. The school was located near Cuthrell Cemetery. According to Elizabeth - my grandmother Annie Glenn Tuten lived with her aunt Maude Bland. Which was a short walk to the school. Cousin Elizabeth stated the school was tore down about 1942. Elizabeth Tuten Walker also attended the same school. My father just got off the phone with Elizabeth Tuten Walker. She confirmed that the name of the school is Small. It was located about a half of a mile from where she now lives. The area where the school was located was also called Small. Linda Tuten Callolin@aol.com
TUTEN FAMILY?? --can you identify this family group?
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