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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

1916:GERSHOM MOTT - MOTT SCHOOL


This facility is still alive and well down on Centre Street in Trenton. It is a South Trenton institution and the place of learning for many old time Trenton residents. My friend, the late Lelan "Lee" Buker gave me a copy of a multi page reunion news letter from Mott alumni.

Comment:

Unknown said...
I went to Mott for K through 6.
I did not recogize any of the teachers names except Mary Korn. I had her for 4th grade in 1951.
She was a teacher that did not tolerate silliness, but nice withal. Incidently there is an MSNBC contributor, David Korn, who looks very much as Miss Korn did. Each time I see him I think of her.
Mott School has moved to Stokley Ave. just around the corner from where we once lived in a row house on Third St. Lots of my early memories attach to the Centre Street building.
Don Nugent HHS '60

3 comments:

Unknown said...

I went to Mott for K through 6.
I did not recogize any of the teachers names except Mary Korn.
I had her for 4th grade in 1951.
She was a teacher that did not tolerate silliness, but nice
withal. Incidently there is a
MSNBC contributor, David Korn, who
looks very much as Miss Korn did.
Each time I see him I think of her.
Mott School has moved to Stokley Ave. just around the corner from where we once lived in a row house on Third St. Lots of my early memories attach to the Centre Street building.
Don Nugent HHS '60

Judy Smith said...

My aunt, Olivia Ruth (Thompson) Kneeshaw was at teacher at Mott School in 1935 when she was married. Faculty members gave her a shower according to the Trenton Times 11/24/1935. Those present: Misses Mary F. Conners, Alice Knight, Mary Korn, Edna Burgess, Helen Murphy, Mary Dunphy, Elisabeth Skellenger, Emma Hartman, Eliza Dabbs, Laura Ent, Florence Bachthaler, Eleanor Eldridge, Lydia Waldt, Mrs. Florence Lee, Mrs. Elizabeth Heck, Mrs. Fred Myatt, Mrs. Parker Auten and Miss Olivia Ruth Thompson.

Tom Glover said...

Thanks, Judy Smith and Don Nugent. It's comments such as yours that adds to the historic flavor and also in keeping with the slogan I chose for this site, "Local History with a Personal Touch."

Tom