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NEED IDENTITY OF THIS SCHOOLHOUSE AND THOSE IN IT
Is this schoolhouse and class in or near Walton? Alton Francisco and brother Montgomery are known to be in it. The 1905 New York Census of Walton, Delaware, NY shows Alton N Francisco age 11, Montgomery C Francisco age 16, Alton N Francisco age 11, and Grace W Francisco age 6; Further identification of schoolhouse and class members needed.
Photo originally posted on Facebook by Linda Francisco and submitted here by Mary Stringer - 9 November 2017
My name is Linda Francisco and I am the granddaughter of Alton Francisco who is in the schoolhouse photo above.
The schoolhouse is definitely in Walton - and somewhere near the Bob’s Brook Rd. area - as my great-grandparents (Frank Francisco and Hester Kelsey Francisco) lived their married life on Bob’s Brook Rd. in Walton until their deaths in 1911. Frank’s father was Benjamin Francisco. The Wakeman’s and Gould’s were relatives as well - they lived in what is referred to as "The Den" area of Walton.
Alton Francisco is the boy with the dark cap on in the middle of the 2nd row and Monty is the last boy on the right in the 2nd row. I am not sure if Wawanda Francisco is in the photo - she probably was too young. I think the photo must have been taken sometime between 1901-1904, judging by their ages. There were no other identifying names on the photo - but it is in great condition and I am happy I got such a clear scan of it!
I hope that someone recognizes other faces in the photo - or the schoolhouse. If anyone has further information, please share it with Linda Francisco and Joyce Riedinger manager of this website. -- Linda Francisco, April 3, 2018
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