Treasure Chest Thursday: School Photo of My Great-Aunt Mabel Stout Parsons

Originally Published January 20, 2011

I think this photo is of my Great-Aunt Mabel and some of her students in front of a school house. I don’t know what the school was or where, except that if it is my Great-Aunt Mabel’s class then it should be in the Washington or Madison County areas of Arkansas.


Aunt Mabel, as we always called her, was a school teacher for many years in the Northwest Arkansas area. The second image is a newspaper article that talks about her retirement from teaching.

If anyone has any information on the photo of the school house and/or can verify that the teacher is Mabel Stout Parsons, I would greatly appreciate an email:

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