These students from the Peabody School in Tupelo, a farming town south of Newport, stand with their teacher, Ruby Harris who taught all grades. A note on the back of the photograph identifies the students by las manes as, from right to left, (first row) Taylor, Hallis, Ferguson, Taylor, Bolton, Hite, Simmons and Johnson; (second row) Simmons, Patrick, Taylor, Taylor, Patrick, Simmons and Taylor; (third row) Taylor, unidentified, Hallis and Johnson; (fourth row) Simmons, Taylor, Lemons, and Marlow; (fifth row) Patrick, Simmons, Taylor, and Sprayberry.
From Watson, Tim, and Elizabeth Jacoway. Newport and Jackson County. Arcadia Publishing, 2016