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Frankston History 1936


Frankston School. The splendid modern brick building, which the Frankston kiddies know as their school home to­day, was erected in 1928.

As related in the history of the town, two other buildings had been destroyed by fire before this. So, when the present building was planned, the wide-awake school teachers and the school board in a different field, however, at the age of eighteen he left the farm to enter college. Since that time he has been constantly in the school room; part time as student, balance of time teaching. His first experiences teaching were in the rural schools. This makes the fourth year of his connection with the Frankston school. That he is achieving splendid results in his Frankston work one incident alone will illustrate: In the County Interscholastic League meet last year Frankston won both High School and Grammar School championships. Enough, that is, to make Superintendent Wedgeworth glow with pride! To be champions in Anderson County necessitates the possession of talents to a high degree, plus no little ambition and determination.

Mr. Wedgeworth married Bernie Birdwell, a member of a prominent Nacogdoches family. Dr. A. W. Birdwell, whose sketch appears elsewhere in this book, is a scion of this family. Mrs. Wedge worth, a cultured, charming woman, is also a graduate of. the Stephen F. Austin State Teachers' College at Nacogdoches. Two children bless the Wedgeworth home: Billie Marie, age seven and R. M. Jr., five years of age. Mr. Wedgeworth, though a very busy man takes great interest in his several affiliations. The Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge, The National Educational Association, the Lions' Club, and the State Teachers Association. He is a life member of the last named.

A Centennial History of Anderson County, Texas, 1936 by Pauline Buck Hohes.


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