The Vinings at Pea Ridge School

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Karen Kolavalli matched the names on the back with the children marked with an X.

Karen Kolavalli matched the names on the back with the children marked with an X.

Sep 2, 2002 – Notes by Gail Lee Martin

This is probably where the Vinings lived in Wilson County KS before moving to Woodward, Oklahoma area when Mother (Ruth Vining) was 5 years old.   Sure wish we could find school records!l
Sadie (Sarah) born 1876 Wilson County KS & died in 1958 at KS state mental hospital at Osawatama. 2nd child of Henry & Nancy Vining.
Jake (Jacob) born 1878 died 1914, 3rd.child, married Ida? (That is all I have on him)
Francis was (Francis Henry) 6th child born 1883, killed in train-car wreck 1934, father of Lester Vining who is in charge of Vining family.com.
Lucy was 5th child, born 1881
May (Laura May) was 8th child, born 1886 married & died at Woodward OK
Belle was 7th child, born 1884 married in Woodward, died in Wichita, great-grandmother of Debra (Brock) Bateman of the Vining family.com
Bessie was 9th child (in an 1895 Wilson County, Newark township census there is a Bertha not a Bessie listed with Henry’s family, birth date a year different) might just be a miscalculation on my part.
4th child William H., born 22 March 1880 & died June 1880.
Original photo showing students at Pea Ridge School in February 1893.

Original photo showing students at Pea Ridge School in February 1893.

In March 2016, this post received a comment that throws more light on the school. Here it is:

TOM LUCAS

My father and grandfather moved the Pea Ridge School about 7 miles in the mid-1920’s using skids and horses and mules. It became the house where I grew up. It is still standing and I have recently donated it to the Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum in Woodward. If it will hold together, they plan to move it to the Museum grounds in Woodward for restoration. Any information that you have about the school, including when it was built would be appreciated, as well as any other pictures. The picture shows to have been

Any information that you have about the school, including when it was built would be appreciated, as well as any other pictures. The picture shows to have been taken in February 1893, and the run was in September 1893, and the Historical Society has different dates as well. I can be reached by phone at (580) 727-4397 and e-mail is tom.lucas717@gmail.com.

(if anyone finds more information about the school, please phone Tom Lucas or email him or contact the Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum)

Now here’s one more version of this photo. A very kind genealogist edited the photo for me. He removed the X marks and brightened up the whole photo for better visibility. He also removed the tear by the feet of the two littlest Vining girls.

edited pea ridge school pic
Below is a collage that Karen Kolavalli created which features the Vining children around the edge.
karens pc stitch version of pea ridge school vinings

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2 thoughts on “The Vinings at Pea Ridge School

  1. My father and grandfather moved the Pea Ridge School about 7 miles in the mid 1920’s using skids and horses and mules. It became the house where I grew up. It is still standing and I have recently donated it to the Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum in Woodward. If it will hold together, they plan to move it to the Museum grounds in Woodward for restoration. Any information that you have about the school, including when it was built would be appreciated, as well as any other pictures. The picture shows to have been take in February, 1893, and the run was in Sept., 1893, and the Historical Society has different dates as well. I can be reached by phone at (580) 727-4397 and e-mail is: tom.lucas717@gmail.com.

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