This is interesting. I kept thinking this must be in Georgia. However, it appears that the name on the back may be Voss, so I looked up Tad Voss, and found there was a Tad Voss born in St. Paul MN in March 1931...so it is possible that he was in 3rd grade in 1940. Then I looked up Mattocks School and found information on the Mattocks school in St. Paul, which totally fit, so I am placing the link here. I will share more later. I have info on his family, etc. but I am headed to work. :-\ http://www2.mnhs.org/library/findaids/gr00536.xml
Thanks I was thinking Georgia too :)
The old Mattocks School, a one room stone structure located at the corner of Randolph Street and Snelling Avenue, was opened in 1871 as Webster School District No. 9 serving the children of Reserve Township. It had been preceded by a wooden one room school opened in 1861 and designated School District No. 2. It was annexed to St. Paul in 1887 and renamed Mattocks School, named for the Reverend John Mattocks, St. Paul Superintendent of Schools, 1860-1872. The school was used until 1929; the last six years, following construction of the new Mattocks School, for special classes only (and renamed Snelling School). From 1932 to 1963, Highland Park Post No. 215 of the American Legion leased the school for $1 per year and maintained and preserved it. In 1964, the building was taken apart stone by stone and reassembled at the Highland Park Senior High School site on South Snelling Avenue, where it is used as an adjunct classroom. The new Mattocks School, a three story building, was opened at James Avenue and Macalester Street in 1924. In 1931, an addition was built with an auditorium. The school served 600 students in Kindergarten through Grade Six. It was closed in 1979, the building demolished, and the land conveyed to the City of St. Paul for redevelopment as a city recreation area.
Find A Grave Memorial# 54119270 seems to fit.
Tad's wife's obituary:http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/twincities/obituary.aspx?n=eunice-o-voss&pid=148113692
Hi, Thanks for the comments, your input on these old photos is appreciated! English only please! All comments will be moderated! Connie