School Days

Rose Bay, North Carolina classmates circa 1919

BACK ROW - left to right:

HARVEY MASON --- son of Joseph Redden Mason (8 June 1880 - 17 May 1944) and Ina Bennett (16 Jan. 1880 - 19 Oct. 1940).

OTIS GRIFFIN MASON (4 July 1910 - 30 Dec. 1958) --- son of Henry Walderman Mason (10 Oct. 1878 - 3 Nov. 1945) and Bessie Dell Howard.

GLADYS MASON --- daughter of Joseph Redden Mason and Ina Bennett.

MAGGIE BELL JENNETTE (born c. 1908) --- daughter of Jeremiah Manning Jennette (28 May 1878 - 27 Dec. 1968) and Virginia Dare Alcox (12 Aug. 1881 - 19 Aug. 1956).

MARTHA W. NEAL/O'NEAL --- one of three children of John Robert O'Neal (29 Jan. 1871 - 27 Jan. 1937) and Eleanor Matilda "Ella"Carawan (29 Nov. 1878 - 16 Dec. 1955). Martha married Fred C. Allen on 11 Jan. 1930.

ANNIE MAE CARAWAN --- daughter of William Fillmore Carawan and Annie May Neal. Listed in the W. F. Carawan Bible as being born 14 Jan. 1906 and being alive as of March 15, 1922.

FRONT ROW - left to right:

PAUL NEAL/O'NEAL --- son of John Robert and Eleanor Matilda "Ella" Carawan O'Neal. Paul married Allene Patrick about 9 April 1934 (license date). Allene died 22 April 1988; they had at least three children - Kay, J.P., and Roy. [Surname was Neal and later changed to O'Neal. Newer cemetery headstones indicate O'Neal for the surname of his parents with the exception of an older broken stone for John Robert which is inscribed "Our Father - John R. NEAL - 29 Jan"...the rest of the stone has been broken and is no longer readable.]

FORREST THOMAS JENNETTE (4 Mar. 1912 - 3 March 1975) --- son of Jeremiah Manning Jennette & Virginia Dare Alcox. Forrest was brother to the above named Maggie Bell Jennette.

MILDRED CARAWAN --- daughter of George Bell Carawan (20 Mar. 1872 - 9 Jan. 1931) and Lucy Blanche Howard (26 Sept. 1875 - 17 Feb. 1962). Mildred married Bryan Adams of Washington N.C. circa Jan. 1928.

RUTH NEAL/O'NEAL --- daughter of John Robert O'Neal and Eleanor Matilda "Ella" Carawan. Married O. H. "Henry" Tooley of Pike Road.

RUTH CARAWAN (22 Dec. 1908 - 9 Feb. 1986) --- daughter of William Fillmore Carawan and Annie Mae Neal. She married Roy Peele, jailer, of Williamston, N.C. and resided there until her death.

THELMA GLADYS CREDLE (born Oct. 30, 1912) --- daughter of Albert Cartwright Credle and Sally Mary Gibbs Credle. Thelma married Richard Berry Fulford of New Bern N.C. on January 30, 1937.
(Information kindly submitted by Arthur Windley Carawan of Greenville, NC. Original photograph owned by Thelma Credle Fulford.)

(Swan Quarter)

(Unknown year)

All students unknown with the exception of one girl in the second row.  The girl on the right is Mabel Lucille (Swindell) Jones who was age 94 on January 1, 2004.  She is the daughter of Theron Cleveland Swindell and Mabel Lura (Swindell) Swindell.  [Information and photo kindly submitted by Robert K. Williams.]  If anyone can identify the year this photo was taken or any of the other students please e-mail  Kay Midgett Sheppard.

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