Rebecca Burke Tompkins

Rebecca Burke Tompkins

My three times great Aunt Rebecca Burke was born in Dallas County, Alabama About 1889. Rebecca and her husband George Tompkins were instrumental figures in the Bromley, Alabama community. In 1920 Rebecca began teaching in the one room school called The Blakeley school aka the Little Red School House. Her husband George turned an old farm truck into a school bus to take neighborhood children to school. Rebecca accumulated more than 50 years of service in the Baldwin County School system. Rebecca Burke Tompkins is part of my black history.

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  1. Danielle OBannon Watson

    Rebecca is my Great Grandmother. She was the first teacher, principal, and founder of the Blakely Elementary School in Bromley, Alabama. She started the first free hot lunch program.
    She attended Alabama State Junior College and recieved her graduate degree from the University of Alabama where she graduated with honors.

    • taysway

      Hi Danielle, thanks for sharing. Rebecca was my great great grandmother Minnie Belle’s sister. My grandmother Clittee actually lived with Rebecca when she moved to Bromley.

  2. Danielle OBannon Watson

    She was born May 31, 1884 and died Aoril 19, 1989.

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