Chestnut Hill School

Submitted by Clarence R. Shirey, son of Mary Shaffer Shirey, nephew of Oliver Paul Shaffer and Mabel Shaffer Doverspike.  Permission granted for use on this site only.  

Chestnut Hill School, also known as Coleman School, Redbank Twp., Armstrong County, located along present Rte. 536, from Mayport to North Freedom, PA. This photo was taken on the huge rocks down behind the school.

Photo from about 1909-1914.

As identified on the back of the photo by Mary Shaffer Shirey -

Three girls in back, left to right:  Leona Coleman Bish, Rexie Hinderliter, and Ruth George Miller.

Next row: Harold Coleman, Pearl Mowrey Smith, Fern Mitchel Dinger, Pearl Nolf Hilliard, Teacher - Violet Bowser, Oliver Paul Shaffer, and  "Texas" Minich Hinderliter 

Third Row: Robert Coleman, Ezra George, Bessie Coleman, Mary Shaffer Shirey , Mae Coleman, Mabel Shaffer Doverspike, Icy Hinderliter, and Dorothy Coleman Wise.

Front Row: Leon Minich, Mayne Minich, possibly Oren Shirey, possibly Doyle Shick, and Lawrence Minich.

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