Burke School Students

The 1950s

.

Miss Tennie's First Grade about 1953

First Row: Donald Graham, Donald Stringer, unknown, Charles Ray Hambrick, unknown.
Second Row: unknown, unknown, Amy Baker, unknown, unknown, unknown, Bobby Hambrick, Linda Martin.
Third Row: Patricia Sharman, unknown, Charles McCall, Joe Bob Thigpen.
Fourth Row: Leon Tidwell, unknown, Pat Travis, Miss Tennie Havard, Larry Miller.

Three Buddies

Donald Ray Burrous, Kenneth Ryan, and Macka Lee Murrah (webmaster) as 7th graders in 1960. Don was an entrepreneur who had several businesses in Texas before moving to California and then Arizona where he became a successful manufacturer of hot dog push carts. Don now runs a gift shop in Oatman, Arizona. Don also appeared as an extra in Charles Bronson's "Death Wish II". Kenneth became a civil engineer/surveyor in the Lufkin area. Macka Lee became a corporate patent attorney in Texas, Iowa, and Michigan

The 1930s

Unknown Grade (6th?), 1936

First Row: Hubert Murrah, Wilma Kizer, Ann Weeks, _____ Warner, Charles Weeks, Joe Allen Ryan, Ed Melancon, James Anderson, Pauline Fuller.
Second Row: Daniel Melancon, Willard Petty, Dana Gene Warner, Berta Marie Williams, Naomi Dickerson, Vertie Mae Bourrous, Juanita Grissom (?), Melvin Quarles, Geraldine Tucker.
Third Row: Elton Innerarity, Seburn Innerarity, Bud Massey, Gertrude Johnson, Erma Clark, Ida Crager, Vada Innerarity, Arthur Kirk, Lester Fuller.

6th and 7th Grades 1935

First Row: J. E. Travis (Principal), unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown,unknown.
Second Row: unknown, Alice Murrah, unknown, unknown,unknown, unknown, unknown.unknown

Note the boys with bare feet in the photo above. In the 1950's when the webmaster attended Burke School, students were permitted to come to school barefoot during the warmer months and were allowed to remove their shoes at the first recess in the spring.

Students 1935

The 1920s

Students 1926-1927

First Row: unknown, unknown, unknown, Elroy Murrah, unknown, unknown.
Second Row:unknown, unknown, unknown, Lola Forsythe, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown.
Third Row: unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown.
Fourth Row: unknown, unknown, Thurston Lane, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, Chester Murrah, unknown.
Fifth Row: Alvin Lane, Burnie Powrdrill, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown.

Sources:

  1. Clarice Murrah, Personal Photographs
  2. M. Lee Murrah, Personal Photographs and Recollections