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Elmer, Missouri - Early History
John Mathis said: June 26th, 2016 9:01 pm
Bobbi, do you have any history about the family members you mentioned in your post that could be shared? The Bunce family must have been relatively prominent since there was a school and cemetery using that name. I have Bailey's in my line that lived in that area of Macon County.
Bobbi Loveladay said: June 25th, 2016 7:37 pm
I have several family members that lived in Macon County. Some in Elmer. Bunce, Burns, Sivadon, Hines, Davis, Bailey
Debbie Payton Barnhill said: May 30th, 2016 3:35 pm
I loved growing up in Elmer and playing in my Grandparents store Drake Store. You could go off and not ever lock your doors. Play out past dark and not be afraid. Go Trick or Treating and come home with a huge bag of candy. Watching movies on the side of the feed store. To many good memories to list them all. Nothing like growing up in Elmer.
John Mathis said: April 14th, 2016 12:02 pm
Anita, do you know the name of the school or a more specific location. With this information, someone may be able to provide more details for you. One room schools that I'm aware of include Diamond, Bell, Bunch, Rock Island, and Steele. There must have also been a school in Mercyville and another called Gunnells since these districts were the ones combined with Elmer to form the Elmer Consolidated School District in 1904.
Anita Smith said: April 14th, 2016 8:41 am
I found all these articles from the past very interesting. I had met a woman who said she taught at the one room school house out here on the Schumaker/Smith farm. Does anyone have any information about that school? Thank you for the walk down memory lane and all the work that goes into it.
Tracey Cashman said: April 7th, 2016 8:28 pm
This is so much fun to read. I lived in Elmer from 1976-1981 with my family. I attended Elmer School. My grandmother wanted to move from KC to Elmer. Many of her first cousins lived there. Which caused Elmer's population to boom. My family plus my mother's sister and brother's family followed. In a short period of time Elmer increased by 15 people. I enjoyed my time in Elmer. It was a big change from living in Kansas City, Ks. Someday I hope to return to see how the town has changed. I currently live in Albuquerque, NM.
John Mathis said: March 9th, 2016 10:02 pm
I too am a 1962 grad. Great class. And that year produced the best basketball team ever to come out of Elmer High School. Of course, Mr. Mock, Mr. Spencer, Mr. Fletcher and Mr. Thomas might have something to say about that since, as I recall, they were part of the starting five of a pretty good team back in 1955.
Baxter Haley said: March 1st, 2016 6:59 pm
Mercyville these days. BH 1962 grad
Gina West Gilliland said: January 17th, 2016 8:50 pm
This is a fascinating and informative summation of Elmer, Mo history. I enjoyed reading it and will print off a copy for my Dad (David West) I know you know him well...
John Mathis said: October 19th, 2015 9:00 am
Greg, was Christina's maiden name Youst. If so, I may have some brief info on the family, from which you may be able to find descendents that have additional information. You can enter another entry here with your email or just send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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