Cranberry Isles School District 1 Ledger

This old Ledger was donated to the Great Cranberry Island Historical Society by Charles Liebow.

Records of District No. 1
Organized 1858)
To the Agent of School District
Nunber [sic] one in the Town of Cran
berry Isles

The undersigned legal voters in
School District Number one in said
Town would respectfully request that
you duly notify and warn the legal
voters in said District to meet at the
School House in said District on
the twenty second day of March AD
Eighteen Hundred and fifty eight at
two Oclock in the Afternoon then and
there to act upon the following Articles viz
1st To choose A Moderater to goven [sic] said meeting
2nd To choose A Clerk for the ensuing year
3rd To choose an Agent for the ensuing year
4th To transact any other bussness that may
legally come before said Meeting
Dated Cranberry Isles
March 12th 1858
Warren R Bunker
Alfred H Gilley
Hiram G Ladd


March 22 1858 District No 1 Cranberry Isles Artacle 1st Voted that Thomas Bunker serve as moderator for this meeting 2nd Voted that Warren R Bunker serve as Clerk for the ensuing year 3rd Voted Amos Howard serve as school agent for this District for the ensuing year 4th Voted that Amos Howard get A Record Book for this District with the money now placed in his hands and if said Book cost any more the District will pay him the ballance [sic] 5th Voted that the School Agent put all nescessary [sic] repairs on school House and out buildings for the year ensuing 6th Voted that A female Teacher teach 2 months Public School 7th Voted that said school commences the first of June 8th Voted that the Agent permit as many schoolars [sic] to come in from other Districts as the Agent and Teacher may see fit and said schoolars pay in proportion to the expense of our schoolars. 9th Voted that this meeting adjourn without Date Warren R. Bunker District Clerk 1858
District No 1 Cranberry Isles March 19, 1859 Article 1st Voted that Thomas Bunker Serve as Chairman for Said Meeting Ar 2nd Voted that Warrin R Bunker Serve as clerk ensuing year Ar 3rd Voted that Michael Bulger Serve as Clerk Protem for Said Meeting Ar 4th Voted that Leonard Homer Serve as School agent for Ensuing year Article 5th Voted that District School House No 1 will not be open to town Meetings Ar 6th Voted that District Shall receive no Schoolars from other Districts in School for the Ensuing year Ar 7th Voted that money be Expended according to Law Ar 8th Voted that Amos Howard Collect Money Due Said District for Schoolars taken in last Winters School Ar 8th Voted that School Agent put all Nessary [sic] Repairs on Said School House Ar 10th Voted that School Agent Collect of John Caton the Cost of repairing Desk Ar 11th Voted that this meeting adjourn without Date.
March 15, 1860 District No 1 Cranberry Isles Article First Voted that Thomas Bunker Serve as Chair man for this Meeting 2 voted Samuel S Bunker Serve as Clerk for the Ensuing year 3rd Voted William P Bunker School agent for the Ensuing year 4th Voted that there be three month Summer School 5th Voted that the agent Employ a teacher to School out the Balance of the Money Due Said District for Winter School 6th Voted that Amos Howard Settle with Schoolars from other Districts for the year 1858 7th Voted that Amos Howard Settle with Said Schoolars at P 1,15 ct. [1.15 per centum, i.e. 1.15% --BK] per Month 8th Voted that the District open their School House for town Meeting when their [sic] is School in District No 2 9th Voted that the Summer School Begin the first of June and the winter School the first of January 10th Voted that Children at the age of four years and not Schoolars shall be admitted Into School as long as the teacher Is Satisfyde with their Conduct 11th Voted that no Schoolars be longing to other Districts Shall be admitted into School 12th Voted that this Meeting adjourn without Date Samuel S Bunker District Clerk AD 1860
1861 Cranberry Isles March 9 Article first Voted Thomas Bunker Serve as Moderator for this Meeting 2nd Voted Samuel S Bunker District Clerk For Ensuing year 3rd Voted Samuel S Bunker School Agent For District No 1 For the Ensuing year 4th Summer School first of June 5th Voted 3 months Summer School 6th Voted 2 months Winter School 7th Voted that the agent find a Suitable teacher Male or female As he shall See fit Ar 8th Voted that the School house be open for town meetings when their is a school In Dis No 2 Ar 9th Voted that Schoolars from other Districts be Not Admitted Into School Ar 10th Voted that meeting is Adjourn without Date S S Bunker Dis Clerk AD 1861
Notice To the Legal voters in District No 1 Town of Cranberry Isles you are hereby Notified and warned to meet at the School House in said District on the fourth day of March at 1 of the clock in the afternoon to Act on the following Articles Viz. Article 1st To choose A Moderator to govern said Meeting 2nd To choose A District Clerk for the ensuing year 3rd To choose A School Agent for the ensuing year 4th To make arrangements for schools for the present year 5th To act on any other Bussiness that may may [sic] Legally come before said Meeting Dated at Cranberry Isles this 24th day of Feb AD 1862 Samuel S Bunker School Agent
March 4th 1862 1st Voted that Thomas Bunker serve as Moderator for this Meeting 2nd Voted that Warren R Bunker serve as Clerk for the ensuing year 3rd Voted that Samuel S Bunker serve as School Agent for the ensuing year 4th Voted that 1/3 of of [sic] the School Money be expended in the Summer and 2/3 be expended in winter 5th Voted that schools commence the first Monday in June & first Monday in Dec 6 Voted that the schools be taught by A female the same one that taught our last school if convenient to get her 6th[sic] Voted that the teacher board Around as usual 7th Voted that Agent bargain with some one to furnsh the school wood for five dollars per year 8th Voted that the wood money be assessed on the scholars [sic] in this District 9th Voted that the school House be opened to Religious & Moral Meetings 10th Voted that scholars from other Districts shall not be admitted in this school 11th Voted that this school House be open for Town & Election Meetings for this year for five dollars per year 12th Voted that the South Side of school House be shingled before used for District schools 13th Voted that $12 be assessed on said District for repairs on the outside of school House and yard fence 14th Voted that the school Agent take prop osals for repairing the outside of said House & fence 15th Voted that the Old stove be sold at Auction in the present Meeting to the highest bidder Old stove sold to BB for 37 cts 16th Voted that 37 cts be paid to the School Agent towards expenses on the stove pipe 17th Voted that the school Agent see that the School House be cleaned & white washed over head before the commenc ment of the summer school and attend to all repairs on the inside of said House 18th Voted that the Old water pail be sold at Auction to the highest bidder Old water pail sold for 6 cents to T[?] W Staples the money to be paid in with the Old Stove Money 19th Voted that the School Agent pay G[?] Howard 17 cents for stove pipe received of him last Winter 20th Voted that this Meeting Adjourn Cranberry Isles March 4th 1862 Warren R Bunker District Clerk
Cranberry Isles March 3 1863 District No 1 Artical [sic] 1 Chose Thomas Bunker Moderator artical 2 chose Samuel N Bulger district clerk for ensuing year Art 3rd Voted Saml N Bulger serve as school agent for ensuing year Art 4th Voted that thair shal be tow monthes summer school & two " " winter school by a mast[rest of word unclear] Art 5th Voted that the cheapest bider furnish the wood for the ensuing year Art 6th Voted Thomas Bunker furnish the wood to be delivered at the school house for the amount of $2.75 per cord for the ensuing year Art 7 Voted that the agent notefy the deastrict when to meet and cut the wood and those that is absent shall pay for cutting thair part of the wood Art 8 Voted that the sumer school shall commence the first of June for the ensuing year Art 9th Voted that Thommas Bunker have the privilege of sending a boy to school that is stoping with him Art 10th Voted that evrey one shal have the privilege of sending evrey Schollar that is stoping with them Art 11th Voted that thair shal be no other schollars taken in from other deastricts for the ensuing year Art 12th Voted that the school house be opened for Town meetings & for the sum of $5.00 and Clean ouer own school house Art 13th Voted if the Meeting be held in boath houses the miney be divided betwn the two deastricts Art 14th Voted that deastrict shal pay G W Staples the sum of $1.50 cts for shingeling the south side of the school house Art 15th Voted that the school house shal be cleaned by the exspence of the deastrict Art 16 Voted that Mr Bennet has the cleaning of the school house for the sum of $1.00 evrey time[?] in March Art 17 Voted that this meeting adjurn Cranberry Isles March 3d 1863 Saml N Bulger Deastrict Clirk
District No 1 Cranberry Isles March 12th 1864 Article 1st Voted that Thomas Bunker serve as moderator for this meeting - sworn Article 2 Voted that Leonard Holmes serve as District Clerk for the ensuing year - sworn Article 3rd Voted that Leonard Holmes serve as School Agent for the ensuing year - sworn Article 4 Voted to expend one third of the Money in Summer School Article 5th Voted that the remaining two thirds be schooled out in winter by a mail or femele as teacher the agent may see fit Article 6th Voted that Leonard Holmes put the yard fence in repair, paint blinds and mend the shingles on the North side of the house, and recive seven dollars their for Article7th Voted that wood be furnished out of the school money by the agent Article 8th Voted that the House be open for Townmeetings for five dollars per annum Article 9th Voted that no Truant Schollars be received in this school from other districts Article 10th Voted that any man in the District may have the privilege of sending a boy to school that may be staying with them Article 11th Voted that Thomas Bunker be overseer of repars on schoolhouse Article 12th Voted that this meeting adjourn Cranberry Isles March 12th 1864
To the Legal Voters In Dis No one you are hereby Notifyed and warned to meet at the Schol House In Dist No one on Saturday the Eleventh Day of march at one of the clock In the after noon to act on the following articles namely Ar first to choose a moderator to govern said meeting 2nd to choose a Dist Clerk for the ensuing year 3rd to choose a School agent for ensuing year 4th To make arraingements for Schools 5th To transact Enny other business that may come before said meeting Cranberry Isles March 4 1865 Leonard Holmes Dist Agent for No one [i.e. Dist No. 1 --BK]
Cranberry Isles March 11 1865 Ar 1 Voted Thomas Bunker Moderator 2 Voted Samuel S Bunker Dis Clerk 3 Voted William P Bunker Agent 4 Voted Summer School commence first June 5 Voted that the Money be Exp according to law 6 Voted that the Winter School commence first Dec 7 Voted that Joseph Bunker shall owe [unclear number?] cords of hard wood for the schools at $5.00 per cord Ar 8 Voted that Dist No. one open their house for town meetings for $5.00 per year Ar 9 Voted that Dist No. 1 take no scholars from other Dist Ar 10 Voted that this meeting adjourn with Day Samuel S Bunker Dist Clerk
Notice To the legal voters of Dist No. 1. You are hereby Notified and warned to meet at said "Schol House" in Dist No. 1 on Tuesday the sixth day of March at one oclock in the afternoon to act on the following Articles, Viz. Art. 1st To choose a moderator to preside over said meeting Art 2nd To choose a Dist Clerk for the ensuing year Art 3rd To choose School Agent for ensuing year Art 4th To act on any other business that may come befre said meeting Given under my hand this 27th day of Feb A.D. 1866 (Signed) W. P. Bunker, Agent Attest H.G. Bunker District Clerk
Proseedings of a legal meeting held in District No. 1 of the Town of Cranberry Isles, March the 6th. 1866. For the purpose of choosing District Officers and conducting other district affairs. The meeting opened by reading the notice the District Clerk presiding Choose Samuel S. Bunker, Moderator. Sworn. " Horace G. Bunker, Dist. Clerk. " " Warren R Bunker, School Agent. " Voted, That the Agent for the past year make a report of the money expended and on hand Report made. Voted that the Agents Report be accepted. Voted to have two months Summer School taught by a female, and the remainder of the money expended for a male Teacher in Winter School. Voted, That it be left to the Agent when to commence the Schools Voted That the Agent procure 11/2 cords of wood for the schools Voted that W. R. Bunker have $20 for painting School House Voted to admit no schoolars from other Dists " That this House be open for Town Meetings for $5 per year " That S S Bunker have $1.25 for cleaning School House " That this meeting adjourn without day Attest, H. G. Bunker, District Clerk
Notice The legal voters in District No. 1 of the Town of Cranberry Isles are hereby notified and warned to meet at the School house in said district on Friday the 28th. day of November 1866 at 1 oclock in the afternoon to see if the school House can be used for any other purposes than for schools, and if so what compensation shall be paid for said school House [unclear word]. Cranberry Isles Signed Warren R. Bunker Nov 17th. 1866 Agent of said District Attest H. G. Bunker, Dist. Clerk. Proceedings of a legal meeting held in District No. 1 of Cranberry Isles November 23rd. 1866 for the purpose of acting on the warrant Notice The meeting opened by the reading of of the notice the School agent presiding. Chose Warren R. Bunker, Moderator " George R. Hamor, Clerk pro tem. Voted, that the School House be closed against all meetings except Town meetings religious meetings Sunday Schools and Town Schools. Voted, that the Ocean Lodge of Good Templers pay 25 cts per evening for each evening they used said School House. Voted, that this meeting adjourn without day. George R. Hamor Dist Clerk, Pro Tem
To the Agent of School District No. 1 Town of Cranberry Isles The undersigned legal voters in school District No. 1 in said Town respectfully request that you duly notify and warn the legal voters in said District to meet at the School House in said District, on Monday the 7th. of Jan 1867 at one oclock in the PM, then and there to act upon the following articles namely, 1st. To chose a moderator to govern said meeting. 2nd. To see if the District will vote to open the school House in said District for the "Ocean Echo Lodge of good Templers" to hold their meetings in. 3rd. To act on any business that may legally come before said meeting. Cranberry Isles William E. Bunker Dec 29th. 1866 / Signed John H. Pressey M. S. Bunker Attest H. G. Bunker Dist. Clerk
Notice The legal voters in school District No. 1 of the Town of Cranberry Isles, are hereby notified and warned, to meet at the school house in said District on Monday the 7th. day of Jan 1867 at One oclock PM then and there to act on the following articles Viz, 1st. To choose a moderator to govern said meeting 2nd. To see if the District will vote to open the "Ocean Echo Lodge of Good Templers" to hold there [sic] meetings in. 3rd. To act on any business that may legally come before said meeting. Cranberry Isles. Dec 31st. 1866 (signed) Warren R. Bunker Agent Said District Attest H. G. Bunker Dist. Clerk
Proceedings of a legal meeting held in District No. 1 of the Town of Cranberry Isles on the 7th. day of January 1867. For the purpose of acting on the articles stated in the Notice. District Clerk presiding. Chose Lewis H. Bracy Moderator The legality of the Meeting ques- tioned by S.S. Bunker Voted, To proceed to Business. " That article 2nd. be voted on by Yays & Nays. " That the School House be opened for the use of the Ocean Echo Lodge of Good Templars, at twenty five cents per evening " That the Lodge Pay Quarterly for the House " That the Lodge Sweep the school House once a week " That Artl. 3rd. of the Meeting of Nov 23 be resinded. " That this meeting adjourn without day. Attest H. G. Bunker Dist Clerk
Notice The legal voters in School District No. 1 in the Town of Cranberry Isles are hereby notified and warned to meet at the school House in said District on Tuesday the 5th. day of March A.D. 1867 at one Oclock in the afternoon then and there to act on the following articles, Viz, Art 1st. To choose a Moderator to govern said meeting " 2nd. To choose a clerk for the ensuing year " 3rd. To choose a School Agent for the ensuing year " 4th. To act on any other business that may legaly come before said meeting. Warren R. Bunker Agent for Said District Cranberry Isles Feb 26th. 1867 Attest H G Bunker Dist Clerk
Proceedings of a legal meeting held in District No. 1 of the Town of Cranberry Isles March 5th. 1867 for the purpose of choosing District officers & conducting other District affairs. The Dist Clerk opened the meeting by reeding the Notice. Chose Samuel S. Bunker Moderator " Horace G. Bunker Dist Clerk, " Warren R. Bunker, School Agent. Voted To hear the report of the agent for the year 1886. " To accept the Agents report. " To open the House for the use of the Town at $5 per year. " To have two months summer school taught by a female teacher and the rest of the money to be expended for winter school by a male teacher. " To commence the winter school about the first of January " not to receive any schoolars from other Districts Voted That any scholar stopping in the District can have the privlage of gowing to school. " That the School Agent (11/2) one and a half cords of Hard Wood for the use of the School. " To shingle the North side of the School house be shingled with mercht[unclear] Pine shingles. " That the pay for wood and repairs on House be raised by tax on Proles[unclear] and estates " To raise ($35) thirty five dollars for to pay for wood, repars, etc. Chose Warren R. Bunker & Samuel S. Bunker Assessors of the Dist " Samuel S. Bunker, Calector at 21/2 per cent " That the Agent attend to all the work on the School House. " That the agent open the School House at his own discreation. " That Alfred Bulger have 871/2 cts for cleaning school House. " To adjourn without day. Attest H. G. Bunker Dist. Clerk
Notice the legal voters of Dist No. 1 of the town of Cranberry Isles are hereby notified and warned to meet at the School House in said Dist on Thursday the 5 day of March at One Oclock in the afternoon to act on the following Articles Viz Art 1 to Choose Moderator to preside over said Meeting " 2 to Choose Clerk for the Ensuing year " 3 to Choose Agent for the Ensuing year " 4 to Make Arrangements resp Schools " 5 to transact any other Business that may legaly come before Said Meeting Cranberry Isles Samuel S. Bunker Feb 27th. 1868 Agent of Said District Attest Lewis H. Bracy District Clerk
Proceedings of a legal meeting held in District No 1 of the town of Cranberry Isle march 5th. 1868 for the purpose of Schooling District affairs and Conducting Other District affairs the agent Opend the the meeting By reading the notice Chose S.S. Bunker moderator " L.H. Bracy Dist Clerk Joseph Bunker 2d. agent Voted to hear the report of the agent for 1867 Voted that the agents report be accepted Voted that the summer school commence the 1 of June " that the winter school commence the 1st. of December " that the money be expanded all for female teacher " that one third of the money be expanded for summer School the remander for winter School " that two cords hard wood be furnished to Dis No 1 for the year 1868 " that L. H. Bracy furnish 2 cords hard wood $5 per cord Delivered on Joseph Bunkers 2d. wharf " that agent delver Said wood to School House " that the agent make all nesecary repairs on Said House according to his Best Judgment Voted that the House be Opened for all town meetings as usual " the agent open the House at his own discretion " that thare be no Schoolars admited into this House as Schoolars " to adjourn without day Attest Lewis H Bracy Dist Clerk A.D. 1868
Notice The legal Voters of School District No. 1 in the town of Cranberry Isles air hearby notifyed and warned to meet at the School house in said District on the 13 day of March AD 1869 at 1 Oclock in in the after noon to act on the following articals 1 art to choos Moderater to govern said Meeting 2 art to choos a Clerk for the ensuing year 3 art to choos School agent for the ensuing year 4 art to transact eney other buisness that may come before said meeting Joseph Bunker 2d. Agent of said district given under my hand at Cranberry Isles Maine this 6 day of March 1869 Samuel N Bulger District Clerk March 13th. 1869
Cranberry Isles March 13th. 1869 Proseedings of a leyagal Meeting held in Said district No. 1 for the purpus of choosing District officers art 1 Samuel S Bunker chosen Moderater To govern said meeting art 2 Samuel N Bulyer chosen Clerk for the ensuing year art 3 Woren R Bunker chosen School agent for the ensuing year art 4 Voted the agent Make his report Voted the agents report be exsepted Voted the district alow S S Bunker $1.00 for hatting [heating] wood for the year 1868 Voted the district have a feamale teacher for the year ending 1869 Voted the money be exspended as usual 2/3 in winter and 1/3 in Summer Voted the Summer School begin the first of June and winter term from the first to the twentieth of Desember Voted the district have 2 cords hard wood Voted Woren R Bunker furnish the wood as low as posable Voted the house be open for meetings as usual Voted the agent make sutch repairs as he may deem ne sesary Voted the agent open the House for for sutch times as he may deem proper Voted no others schollars be taken inn from other Districts Voted this meeting adjourn without day attest Samuel N Bulger District Clerk AD 1869
Notice The Legal voters of School Dist No one in the town of Cranberry Isles are here by notifyed and warned to meet at the South School house in said district on the 14th. day of march AD 1870 at one of the clock in the afternoon to act upon the following Aricles namely Ar first to chose a moderator to govern Said meting Ar 2 to choose a Clerk for the ensuing year Ar 3 to choose an agent for the ensuing year Ar 4 to act on enny other buisness that may legalley come before Said meeting Cranberry Isles March 7th. 1880 Signed C Bunker
Clerk Absent Voted S S Bunker Clerk protem voted William P Bunker moderator voted S S Bunker Dist Clerk voted William P Bunker agent voted that the agents bill be Excepted voted that Joseph Bunkers bill of board be Ecepted voted 2 months Summer School voted 2 months winter School School to comence first of Dec 1870 voted that Dist furnish two cords hard wood voted that the agent furnish the wood voted that the house be open as usual voted that the agent shingle the north side of the house and make all nessary Repairs voted that no schollars from other dist be alowed in School voted that Joseph Bunker 2nd. draw $1.00 for S S Bunkers halling wood in said cart[?] voted that the meeting adjourn without day Attest S S Bunker Dist Clerk A D 1870
[The remaining years (until 1892) not transcribed yet --BK]

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