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Wilmington Schools Roll of Honor – 1881

Rolls of Honor of the Wilmington Schools in Dearborn County, Indiana for 1881 appeared in:

Aurora Dearborn Independent – 20 Jan 1881 – Page 2, Colummn 3

Honor Roll of Wilmington School for the month ending Dec. 24, 1880:

Room No. 1—Wm. Buffington, K. Haynes, E. Goodrich, H. Truitt, M. Baker, N. Baker, C. Clements, H. Baker, J. Fiddler, B. Helphenstine, S. Bradford, D. Sellers, A. Baker, L. Chisman, C. Newby, B. Elder, W. Gipson, A. Marks, T. Truitt, W. Upp, J. Clements, C. Stalder, K. Gatch, M. Buffington, F. Roach, T. Bridwell, B. Barnhart, F. Barnhart, F. Chisman, T. Cook, R. Wilson, H. Lindsday, H. Smith.

Room No. 2—Mabel Truitt, Marion Buffington, Harry Small, Harold Taylor, Harry Christie, Omar Elder, Jacob Heck, Laura Taylor, Luddie House, Mary Stalder, Eddie Buffington, Tillie Wilson, Rose Goodrich, Elmer Ward, Willie Runyan, Freddie Bridwell, Emma Bridwell, Geo. Bridwell, Gatch Baker, May Small, Jacob Meyers.

Aurora Dearborn Independent – 10 Feb 1881 – Page 2, Column 4

Honor Roll of Wilmington Schools for the month ending Jan. 28, 1881:

Room No. 1—Hattie Baker, Harry Truitt, Ada Baker, Charles Clements, Lou Bridwell, Nettie Baker, Cora Newby, Wilber Upp, Thad Truitt, Ben Elder, Katie Haynes, Ida Truitt, Minnie Stewart, Jennie Clements, Eddie Goodrich, Thos. Bridwell, Wallace Gipson, Dell Sellers, Mary Buffington, Homer Roach, Mittie Baker, Geo. Elder, Frank Chisman, Randall Wilson, Will Buffington, Curt Stallder, Hattie Sellers, Frank Roach, Jessie Fiddler, Harry Lindsay.

Room No. 2—Willie Runyan, Eddie Buffington, Mabel Truitt, Marion Buffington, Geo. Bridwell, Frank Clements, Laura Taylor, Louis Baker, Emma Bridwell, Tillie Wilson, Eva Baker, Jacob Meyers, Fred Truitt, Harold Taylor.

Aurora Dearborn Independent – 10 Mar 1881 – Page 3, Column 8

Honor Roll of Wilmington Schools for the month ending February 25th, 1881:

Room No. 1—Belle Helphenstine, Chas. Clements, Cora Newby, Louie Chisman, Ada Baker, Dell Sellers, Minnie Stewart, Homer Roach, Katie Haynes, Nettie Baker, Geo. Elder, Bennie Elder, Annie Cottingham, Mary Buffington, Will Buffington, Thad. Truitt, Harvey Clements, Minnie Cottingham, Jessie Fiddler, Jessie Stewart, Katie Gatch, Maggie Taylor, Annie Marks, Mittie Baker, Lou. Bridwell, Eddie Goodrich, Thos. Bridwell, Stella Bradford, Wilber Upp, Jennie Clements, Hattie Sellers, Curtis Stalder, Randal Wilson, Bennie Barnhart, Frank Chisman.

Room No. 2—Mabel Truitt, Harald Taylor, George Bridwell, Emma Bridwell, Eddie Buffington, Fred Truitt, Laura Taylor, Eva Baker, Marion Buffington, Tillie Wilson, Lizzie Kerr, Jacob Meyers, Mamie Stalder, Louis Baker, Mary Small, Harry Christie, Gatch Baker.

Aurora Dearborn Independent – 14 Apr 1881 – Page 3, Column 6

Honor Roll of Wilmington Schools for the Month ending March 25th, 1881:

Room No. 1—Homer Roach, Katie Gatch, Annie Cottingham, Hattie Sellers, Minnie Cottingham, Thad Truitt, Mary Buffington, Louie Chisman, Jessie Stewart, Chas. Clements, Stella Bradford, Jennie Clements, Dellie Sellers, Ada Baker, Maggie Taylor, Wilbur Upp, Jessie Fiddler, Mattie Baker, Annie Marks, Eddie Goodrich, Nettie Baker, Randal Wilson, Bennie Barnhart, Frank Chisman, Frank Roach.

Room No. 2—Mabel Truitt, Willie Runyan, Harry Taylor, Gatch Baker, Freddie Truitt, Louis Baker, Rose Goodrich, Laura Taylor, George Budwell, Freddie Bridwell, Eddie Buffington, Eva Baker, Marion Buffington, Frank Clements, Omar Elder, John Bradford, Lizzie Kerr.

Aurora Dearborn Independent – 28 Apr 1881 – Page 3, Column 5

Honor Roll of Wilmington Schools for the month ending April 22nd, 1881:

Room No. 1—Minnie Stewart, Sadie Sargent, Katie Gatch, Minnie Cottingham, Jennie Clements, Annie Cottingham, Dell Sellers, Ada Baker, Bennie Elder, Bennie Barnhart, Mary Buffington, Lou Chisman, Curtie Stalder, Hattie Sellers, Frank Roach, Jessie Stewart, Mittie Baker, Jessie Fiddler, Eddie Goodrich, Cora Newby, Randall Wilson, Nettie Baker, Homer Roach.

Room No. 2—Harold Taylor, Marion Buffington, Rosa Goodrich, Elmer Ward, Eva Baker, George Bridwell, Gatch Baker, Tillie Wilson, May Small, Eddie Buffington, Fred Bridwell, Mable Truitt, Frank Clements, Louis Baker, Emma Bridwell, Lizzie Kerr, John Bradford.

Wilmington School Report – 1874

Reports of the Wilmington Schools in Dearborn County, Indiana for 1874 appeared in:

Aurora Farmer and Mechanic – 7 Jan 1874 – Page 5, Column 3

The following are the grades of the pupils in Room No. 2, for the term ending Friday, Dec. 26th:

GRAMMAR—Oscar Buffington, W. Haynes, Geo. Truitt, Johnny Jackson, W. Wakins, W. Buffington, Aggie Banium, Menirva Chisman, Eliza Bridwell, Emma Younker, Arminda Roof, Maggie Linsday, Lizzie Linsday, Flora Rodgers, Lillie Conger, Rhoda Wilson, Liddie Chisman.

ALGEBRA—W. Haynes, O. Buffington, G. Truitt.

ARITHMETIC—Oscar Buffington, W. Haynes, J. Jackson, G. Truitt, Aggie Banium, Eliza Bridwell, Minerva Chisman, Maggie Truitt.

HISTORY—Oscar Buffington, W. Haynes, Flora Rodgers, Eliza Bridwell.

GEOGRAPHY—Oscar Buffington, W. Haynes, W. Wakins, W. Buffington, Robert Chisman, Aggie Banium, Minerva Chisman, Flora Roach, Maggie Linsday, Lillie Conger, Lizzie Ward, Emma Ward, Clara Spicknell, Arminda Roof, Flora Rodgers.

H. B. HILL, Teacher, Room No. 2.

Aurora Dearborn Independent – 31 Dec 1875 – Page 3, Column 5


We have obtained from Mr. H. B. Hill the grades of pupils in his room for the term ending Dec. 24th we will not give the grades in detail, only the general average of each pupil, obtained by taking into consideration average, grade in studies and deportment.


  • Aggie Bainum
  • Minerva Chisman
  • Liddie Chisman
  • Maggie Linsday
  • Lizzie Linsday
  • Emma Younker
  • Emma Truitt
  • Emma Smith
  • Arminda Roof
  • Mary L. Conger
  • Alice Roach
  • Katie Haynes
  • Rhoda Wilson


  • W Haynes
  • O. D. Buffington
  • George Truitt
  • Frank Truitt
  • George Elder
  • W. Buffington
  • Jno. Bridwell
  • O. Richardson
  • W. Winters
  • Henry Busse
  • Loss Fiddler