BRAMWELL HIGH SCHOOL LEGEND
( Feb. 9, 1891 - Sept.11, 1976 )
Photograph from the Bramwell High School 1953 Yearbook.
From Martha Jane Becker's book on historic Bramwell, Miss. Ada Blair Whitmore was teaching at Bramwell in 1933 when the original Bramwell High School was destroyed by fire. It is recorded that her salary for 1931 was $1080.00. Miss Whitmore received her B.A. degree from William and Mary College and her masters degree was received from the University of Virginia. It is believed that she may have started teaching at BHS at the beginning of the 1927/1928 school year, however there ar no clear records on this date. She taught English and Social Studies at Bramwell for over twenty five years with a heavy emphasis on "English". She is known as possibably the best teacher to have taught at Bramwell High School in the first one hundred years. Her students remember her as one who stressed dicipline in the classroom. She demanded the most from every student and did a wonderful job in preparing her students for college.
Miss Whitmore left Bramwell after the 1956/1957 school year and it is believed that she taught in Virginia school for several more years before retiring. Following her retirement she resided in Staunton, Virginia where she died in September, 1976. She taught at Bramwell High School from 1929/1930 school year through the 1956/1957 school year.
Family Burial: Mount Tabor Lutheran Church Cemetery, Agusta County, VA.
Parents: Wilson Whitmore (1860-1920), Mary Josephine Baylor Whitmore (1860-1926).
Syblings: Ada Blair Whitmore ( 1891-1976), Laura Josephine Whitmore Spitler (1895 - 1979), Lucille O. Whitmore Miller (1902 - 1975).
( Birth/Death records confirmed through Social Security Death Index. )
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