In 1970, my graduating class from Southern Cayuga Central School, a combination of the former Sherwood, Genoa and King Ferry Schools, consisted of 96 people. I thought that was a lot until I met my husband, who tells me his Class of 1972 in Bayonne NJ had about 900!
Small town living is indeed small. In 1910, Sherwood School had one graduate, Claude Chase. Aurora may remember Claude as their friendly mail carrier for many years. Some of his family remains in Cayuga County today, and maybe we can get them to share the tale of Claude's whaling captain ancestor from Nantucket.