GOBER, a prosperous little village of more than three hundred inhabitants, is located in Fannin County, twelve miles Southeast of Bonham. Its situation is healthful; its surrounding country very fertile; magnificent dwellings and large business houses have recently been built and the work still continues. Her enterprising merchants are rapidly extending the territory of their trade, successfully competing with other and larger towns. Three church buildings adorn the village; Sunday School and Bible Classes are maintained. Gober has daily mail (except Sunday) and telephone connections.
Those designed to locate in a good community, near a good school, make paying investments, secure the advantages of a large town without many of its vices, would obtain all these by coming to Gober.
Catalogue and Announcement of Gober Public School, Session 1901-1902
Enrollment for 1900-1901
Thomas Albright; Jim Albright; Claud Albright; John Albright; Luther Alexander; Susie Alexander; Orville Bailey; Bedford Bailey; Clyde Baker; Leila Barton; Duffie Biggerstaff; Joe Biggerstaff; Signor Biggerstaff; Ike Biggerstaff; Eunice Biggerstaff; Winnie Biggerstaff; Daniel Brian; Thomas Brian; Eva Brian; Howard Bridge; Willard Bridge; Hale Burnett; Perry Carpenter; Robert Carpenter; Anna Carson; Fleeter Cooper; Perry Cowart; Floyd Davis; Minta Davis; Nellie Davis; Huff Davis; John Davis; Russell Delay; Vada Delay; Edna Delay; Fred Dick; Ray Dick; Roy Dick; Tellie Dizmong; Lllie Dizmang; Carrie Duke; Willie Duke; Thomas Eads; Smith Eads; Dola Eads; Arthur Eads; Effie Eads; Charlie Eads; John Evans; Earl Evans; Draper Evans, Roy Evans; Homer Fitzwaters; Bertie Fitzwaters; Ethel Fitzwaters; Jewel Foster; Bettie Gentry; Thomas Gordon; Mandy Gordon; Minnie Gordon; Carry Guy; Burley Guy; Ves Hale, Carl Hale; Johnnie Hale; Lela Hale, Ollie Hale; Willie Hale; John Hale; Robert Hale; Lawrence Hankins; Ethel Harris; Charlie Hilliard; Hugh Hilliard; Icie Hilliard; Ettie Jackson; Genie Jackson; Coy Jackson; Paul Jackson; Frank James; Coleman James; Buckner Johnson; Maggie Keller; Toy Keller; Earl Keller; Aby Kemp; Herchel Laforge; Lola Laforge; Joe London; Cintha London; Fred Lovelace; Maud Lovelace; Homer McMurry; Eugene Moore; Eula Moore; Clyde Nevill; Monta Nevill; Jossie Overstreet
Board of Trustees: Dr. W. E. Bridge, D. B. Blair, H. W. Biggerstaff
Teachers: A. P. Barrett, Miss Eva Payne, Miss Birdie Barrett
I congratulate you on the completion of a school building which is a credit to your community and a monument to your wisdom and generosity. Those who have aided in its construction have justly paid the debt they owe their children and their country. As improved machinery is now used in tilling the soil, so should you secure the best facilities for the cultivation of the seeds of eternal truth in the minds of the youth.
Good schools surround us; so if we mean to be found near the front, Forward must be motto. The interest you have manifested, together with better advantages than ever before, inspires us with the confidence that this will be the most successful year of our school. In order for pupils to do satisfactory work, they must be regular in attendance, be encouraged in their efforts by parents as well as teachers, and each have all the books needed.
Sincerely grateful for your past support and confidence, and earnestly design your hearty co-operation in my move for the good of the school, I am Very very respectfully, A. P. Barrett, Principal
Pruvie Overstreet; Berto Payne; Joe Peters; Winnie Plaster; Claudie Reaves; Virgie Reaves; Homer Reed; Ore Roberts; Luchal Roberts; Emma Ruckner; George Scruggs; Willie Scruggs; Robert Scruggs; Claud Shives; Myrtle Shives; Vernon Chives; Claud Skinner; Walter Smith; Chester Smith; Dora Smith; Ollie Smith; Lela Smith; Annie Smith; Ruby Stafford; Alice Stafford; Nancy Stepp; Jessie Stepp; Thornton Stepp; Willie Stevens; Jim Stevens; Lela Stevens; Ernest Stevens; James Swindle; Jocie Swindle; Tina Swindle; Lula Swincle; Azlee Swindle; Willie Swoape; Lizzie Swoape; Clifford Tarver; Cass Tarver; Lurie Tarver; Willie Taylor; Bessie Taylor; Ira Thomas; Eddie Thomas; Myrtle Thomas; Deliah Traylor; Luther Traylor; Otis Turman; Irvin Turman; Eurie Turman; Albert Turman; Walter Turman; Minnie Turman; Willie Tyus; Orb Tyus; Sallie Vaughn; Maud Watson; Thula Wheeler; Willie Wheeler; Mitchel Wheeler; Dora Wheeler; Fred Wilhelm; Myrtle Woodall; Grady Woodall
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