One of the oldest schools in the Ellwood city area is the Matheny School. The building is still standing today along Wampum Road across the road from the old Matheny cemetery located beside Aiken refuse; however the building has been converted into a personal residence. The school building was built at its current location to replace and consolidate the original Matheny one room schoolhouse and the close by Jockey Mohr one room schoolhouse. We have been told that the Jockey Mohr School is still standing but many trips through the area have been unsuccessful in even discovering the old stone foundation. The current location of Wampum Road covers the spot the original Matheny one room schoolhouse as it was located just to the southeast of the brick building pictured.
We would like to thank Leonard Chapman for suppling the following pictures along with the names of those pictured. Matheny School about 1941 Grades first through fourth – left to right Row 1 Tom Copper, Dave McKim, Harry Darrow, Bill Chapman, Vivian Darrow, unknown, Leonard Chapman, Don Shirilla, Ruth Gabler, Jack Vova Row 2 Ella Jane Chapman, unknown, Lucille Butch, Clint Summers, Leona Pogozelec, Nancy Mckim, unknown, unknown, unknown, Teresa Pogozelec Row 3 Chuck Summers, Mrs.Leblick, unknown, Nancy Gabler, unknown, unknown, unknown, Joe Bartolomeo, Tom Clark, Lee Butch
Matheny School About 1942 Bottom Left to Right Row 1 Clint Summers, Dave Mckim, Tom Clark, Joe Bartolomeo, Don Shirilla, Leonard Chapman, Bill Chapman, Row 2 unknown, Ilene Chapman, Vivian Darrow, Ella Jane Chapman, Angelina Butch, Teresa Pogozelec, unknown, Anna Bartolomeo, Ruth Gabler, Nancy McKim, Lucille Butch Row 3 Nancy Gabler, Idea Gabler, unknown, Lee Butch, Chuck Summers, unknown, Leno Pogozelec Row 4 Mrs. Leblick, Shirley Clark, Elisabeth Darrow, unknown, unkown.
Matheny School About 1943 First Grade thru Eight Grade Bottom row left to right Row 1 Ruben O’Connor, Betty Gabler, Chuck Mount, Wally Starkavitch, Jack Yova, Bruce Mckim, Verna Lee Chapman, Row 2 Ronnie Bartolomeo, Ruth Gabler, Ella Jane Chapman, Leonard Chapman, Rachel O’Connor, Shirley O’Connor, Ilene Chapman Row 3 Teresa Pogozelec, Lucille Butch, unknown, Bill Chapman, Dave Mckim, Vivian Darrow, Don Shirilla Row 4 Lee Butch Joe Bartolomeo Tom Clark Nancy Mckim unknown, Leona Pogozelec, unknown, Anna Bartolomeo Row 5 Mrs. Colder, unknown, Nancy Gambler, unknown, Mrs. Gamble
Matheny School about 1945 Grade 1 Thru 4 Bottom Row Left to Right Row 1 unknown, lastname Barker, unknown, Danny Bartolomeo, Carmen Butch, Peggy Moyer Row 2 Billy Starkavitch, Leroy O’Connor, Ronnie Bartolomeo, unknown, Ruben O’Connor, Jerry Mount, Betty Gabler, Row 3 unknown, Verna Lee Chapman, Wally Starkavitch, Chuck Mount, Ted Staple, last name Hulick Row 4 Leonard Chapman, Ruth Gabler, Jack Yova, unknown, Dolly Hulick, Mrs. Muller