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Newspaper article from Watauga Democrat, May 5, 2005 showing a 1913 class portrait from Boone Elementary School student 1913 photograph.
This photo is courtesy of Norman Isenhour and shows the students of Boone Elementary School in 1913. Students are noted by numbers and if their names are known, they are listed. Pictured are: Row 1 (1) Grace Gragg, (4) William Winkler, (5) Howard Cottrell, (6) Raleigh Cottrell, (7) Ruby Cottrell, (8) Margaret Hodge, (11) ---- Winkler, (12) Nellie Coffey; Row 2 (16) Frank Winkler, (17) Coleman Payne, (18) Lee Colvard, (19) Ruth Blair, (20) Nell Edmisten, (21) Eula Hodge, (22) May Greene, (24) Mary Council, (25) Dudley? Council; Row 3 (26) Clayton Hayes, (29) Esley Colvard, (30) Fred Blair, (31) Stewart Winkler, (32) Macy Colvard, (33) Virginia? Council, (34) Max Hodge, (36) Homer Brown, (37) Henry Rodgers; Row 4 (38) Maude Gragg, (42) Nellie Edmisten, (43) Lina Fletcher, (44) Nanna Mae Hodges, (46) Dallas Cottrell, (47) Gordon Winkler, (49) Baxter Linney, (50) James Council; Row 5 (51) Blaine Trivette, (53) Frank Greene, (54) Anna Mae Gragg, (55) Maude Payne, (57) Ralph Winkler, (58) Ted Lewis, (59) Murray Gragg, (60) Alma Moretz (Teacher); Row 6 (62) Howard Gragg, (63) Paul Blair, (64) Carl Payne, (65) Lillian Hayes, (67) Annie Daugherty, (68) Nellie Edmisten, (69) Anita Winkler, (70) David Greene; Row 7: (72) Laura Branock, (73) Nellie Lewis, (74) Fred Hodges, (75) Miss Maude Williams (Teacher), (76) Myrtle Norris, (77) Sarah Winkler, (78) Bee Hardin, (79) Doc Brown, (80) Jim Rivers, (81) ? Auten, (82) ? Auten. ""Mr. Howard Gragg (pictured as No. 62) helped me identify the students,"" Isenhour said. ""He has since passed away, but his wife is still living). Lillian Hayes (pictured as #65) is the mother of Norman Isenhour. She was the daughter of George Hayes, and the granddaughter of Ransom Hayes, one of the founders of Boone. She was a niece of Sarah Hayes Bryant and W.L. Bryant, Boone's first mayor.

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