The Paxon Hollow School in Radnor about 1910. Teachers in the old days often taught more than one grade in a class room, This school built in 1837 was used till c.1918 and still stands on Mill Rd. in Radnor.
Note Over 120 years ago teachers were appointed every year by school boards. There were no unions and the salaries? read below
Teachers Appointed at Radnor, Ridley Falls and Ridley Park.
The following are the teachers of the Radnor Township schools for this year: Anna Sensenig, No. 1 school; S. Ella Stern, No. 2 school; George H. Wilson, Principal Wayne Grammar School’ Roberta S. Clark, B. Grammar; Ella P. Gilbert, Intermediate; Lucy Macfarlane, Secondary; Anna M. Wiesenberger, Primary; Barbara Davis, Radnor Station school; Mevine S. Mayer, Principal Garrett Hill Grammar school; Elizabeth M. Faulk, Intermediate; Mary S. Hall, Secondary; Mary E. Murtagh, Primary; Anna M. Harshberger, Lewis’ Mills school.
They all taught in the district last year, except Miss Sensenig, who taught two years very successfully in Lancaster County, and last June graduated from the West Chester Normal School. She takes the place of Miss Margaret A. Harbaugh, who very successfully taught the school about ten years, but who declined a re-election this year in order to secure a position a little nearer her home.
The term in Radnor is nine and one half months at $50 per month. The principal of the Wayne schools receives $105.26 per month, and the one at Garrett Hill $40 per month.
Todmorden independent school district changed its name to Ridley Falls during the last year and the directors have employed Miss Bertha E. Hannum to teach their school at $30 per month for a term of nine months. Miss Hannum taught here last year also.
The directors of Ridley Park have elected the following teachers for the ensuing school term: Edwin Brown, principal, at a salary of $75 per month; Miss Anna R. Lilly, grammar school; Miss Martha D. Conley, secondary school, and Miss Emma E. Stamy, primary school.
After the principal each teacher receives $55 per month. The teaching force is the same as last year except in the case of Miss Lilly, who comes well recommended and as a graduate of the West Chester Normal School, class of 1893. The schools are kept open ten months.