1916 RED OAK HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

 

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THE SUN, Red Oak, Iowa, Friday, June 2, 1916

 

 

GRADUATION IS ON.

Events of Commencement Week Will Close Tonight

With Alumni Banquet---34 in Class.

 

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MEMBERS OF THE GRADUATION CLASS.

 

Anderson, J. Russell  

Archer, Gladys Marie 

Bass, Ruth Isabelle 

Beeson, Blanche

Bloom, Hazel Ruth 

Boyer. Earl W.

Clark, Sylvia Marie

Collard, Marion  

Cool, Sara Michel 

Coon, Sara 

Fate, Hazel Velma

Gilmore, Leona May

Gonick, Laura 

Hopson, Esther May 

Johnson, Laurence E

Johnson, Dora C.   

Mainquist, Niema

Murchie, Elfleda May

McQuown, Ruby Janet 

Nichols, Paul O. 

O’Rourke, Frances C. 

Olander, Elmer A. 

Peterson, Russell W.      

Requist, Effie Alfreda

Smith, O. Glenn

Smith, Gertrude Marie     

Spragg. Emma Irene

Shancks, Courtland W.

Schimpff, Bessie Anna

Schaeffer. Russell R.

Smith. Roswell L.

Thomas, Grace Fern

Willis, Ivan L.

Wetterholm, Fred E.

                             

   Tomorrow night when the Alumni banquet in the Masonic hall is over the events of commencement week will be finished, and the class of 1916 of the Red Oak high school will have been regularly graduated. In reality they have already graduated, the diplomas having been awarded last night (Thursday) at the opera house, following the plays “In Cleon’s Garden,” and “The Kleptomaniac.”

   Wednesday evening the play, “The Lost Paradise” was rendered by members of the class, and on both evenings, there were appropriate musical numbers.

   The annual sermon to the class had been previously given, it being delivered in the Methodist church last Sunday evening by Rev. Royal J. Montgomery, of the Congregational church. His sermon subject was “The Investment of Life.”

   The list of graduates is printed at the head of this column, but the cast of characters of the plays, together with the other numbers of the program are not given, they having been printed in full in a recent issue of The Sun.

 

Sketches of the Graduates.

 

   Russell Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, 606 Joy Street, was born in Red Oak, Iowa, on Dec. 15, 1898, and has received his school education in the public school of this city. He will attend college, but has not decided where.

   Gladys Marie Archer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Archer, 706 Broad Street, was born in this city, Feb. 6, 1898, and attended the rural schools in this vicinity until 1909, when she came to this city and attended the public schools of this city. She plans to attend college, but has not decided where.

   Ruth Bass, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Bass, was born in Red Oak, in 1898. She attended a rural school for a short time, after which she came to Red Oak and attended the public schools of this city. She expects to teach in the public schools for a short time, after which she will attend college.

   Blanche Beeson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beeson, who reside 4 miles east of Red Oak, was born in Frankfort township, August, 1898, and attended the rural schools until 1911, after which she attended the Red Oak schools.

   Hazel Bloom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Bloom, 911 Second Street, was born in Red Oak, Iowa, in 1896, and has received her school education in the public schools of this city.

   Earl W. Boyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Boyer, who reside north of Stanton, was born in this county, Feb. 15, 1897, and attended the rural schools in this vicinity until he attained the eighth grade, when he came to Red Oak to complete his school education. He will attend college, where he will study liberal arts.

   Sylvia Marie Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Clark, 1012 Summit Street, was born in Pilot Grove township, Dec. 8, 1898, and attended school at Wallin for a short time, coming to Red Oak in the fall of 1910, where she has completed her school education.

   Marion Collard, daughter of Mrs. Nora E. Collard, of this city, was born in Chicago, Ill., Oct. 30, 1898, and has received her school education in the public schools of this city. She intends to attend college, but has not decided where.

   Sara Coon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Coon, 301 Reed Street, was born at Clarinda, Iowa, March 21, 1998, and has received all her school education in the Red Oak public schools. She will attend college at Scottsbluff, Neb., where she will fit herself for stenographic work.

   Sara Cool, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Cool, 600 High Street, was born at Kingsley, Iowa, Feb. 4, 1898, and removed with her parents to this city, first attending school here in the sixth grade.

   Hazel Velma Fate, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Fate, who reside 3 miles northwest of Red Oak, was born in Red Oak, Iowa, October 16, 1897, and attended the grade school at Sherman Center, coming to Red Oak a few years ago to get her high school education. She intends to teach in the public schools.

   Leona Gilmore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Gilmore, who reside near this city, was born in this county, and attended the rural schools until 1908, when she came to this city to finish her school education.

   Laura Gonick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Gonick, 208 W. Valley Street, was born at Odessa, Russia, Nov. 27, 1897, and attended school in St. Louis until 1911, when she came with her parents to Red Oak, and completed her school education in the Red Oak public schools. She will attend college either at Lincoln or Iowa, and will then take up teaching in the public schools.

   Esther May Hopson, who resides in this city, with aunt, Mary H. Hopson, 509 Grimes street, was born in Fort Atkinson, Wis., April 24, 1898, and attended school at Lancaster, Wis., until 1900, when she came to live with her aunt, and while here finished her school education in the local schools.

   Dora Catherine Johnson, daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Johnson, 505 Elm Street, was born in Omaha, Neb., Aug. 28, 1896 and has received all of her school education in the local public schools.

   Laurence E. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claus Johnson, 600 Washington Street, was born in this county, Jan. 13, 1897, and received his grade schooling in the rural schools, coming to Red Oak to get his high school education.

   Niema Mainquist, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Mainquist, 604 Washington Ave., was born in Stanton, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1898, and attended the public schools of Stanton until she attained the eighth grade, when she came to this city to complete her school education. After a course in a college for teachers, she will follow the occupation of teacher in the public schools.

   Elfleda May Murchie, daughter of Rev. Wm. Murchie, 305 Joy street, was born at Allerton, Ia., Dec. 29, 1899, and has received all her school education in the local public schools. She plans on teaching in the public schools next year, after which she will attend college.

   Ruby McQuown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. McQuown, who reside near here, was born in this county, June 9, 1897, and attended school at Garfield No. 2 until this year, when she attended the Red Oak schools to complete her school education. She will attend college, but has not decided where.

   Paul Nichols, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Nichols, of Spencer, Ohio, was born at Wellington, Ohio, March 1, 1898, and attended school at Spencer until last September, when he came to this city and completed his school education.

   Frances O’Rourke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. O’Rourke, 204 Nuckols street, was born in Red Oak, Dec. 21, 1898, and attended the public schools of this city.

   Elmer A. Olander, son of C. G. Olander of Stanton, was born at Villisca, Ia., July 9, 1898, and attended school a short time in Villisca, after which he came to Red Oak and completed his school education. He plans to attend college, but has not decided where.

   Russell W. Peterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Peterson, 1418 Forest ave., was born in Lincoln Township, Aug. 2, 1897, and has received all his school education in the public schools of this county. He intends to attend college but has not decided where.

   Effie Requist, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Requist, who reside near Stanton, in Frankfort Township, was born in Frankfort township, April 8, 1896, and attended school at Frankfort No. 9 until the fall of 1912, when she attended the Red Oak schools to complete her school education.

   Russell R. Schaffer, son of Mrs. Lucy Kelley, 303 West Washington Street, was born in this city, April 23, 1899, and has received all of his school education in this city. He will attend college at Iowa City, to study pharmacy.

   Glenn O. Smith, son of M. O. Smith, 309 Joy Street, was born in Red Oak, Sept. 20, 1896, and has received all his school education in the local schools. He plans to teach in the public schools.

   Roswell L. Smith, son of Dr. and Mrs. F. W. Smith, 206 Corning Street, was born in this city, August 25, 1895, and has received all of his school education in the Red Oak public schools. He will attend college but has not decided where.

   Gertrude Marie Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith, 1211 Boundary Street, was born at Henderson, Ia., March 11, 1898, and has received her school education in the Red Oak public schools.

   Bessie Anna Schimpff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas Schimpff, 207 Second Ave., was born in Creston, Iowa, Aug. 31, 1899, and attended school there until 1910, when she removed with her parents to this city, where she finished her school education. She will attend college at Peru, Neb., after which she will engage in the occupation of teaching in the public schools.

   Courtland W. Shancks, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Shancks, of this city, was born in Mitchell, Ia., Dec. 26, 1898, and has received his school education in the local schools. He plans to attend college year after next.

   Emma I. Spragg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Spragg, living four miles northwest of this city, was born in Garfield township, August 9, 1898, and attended the Stratton school until 4 years ago, when she came to this city to complete her school education. She intends to follow the occupation of teacher in the public schools.

   Grace Fern Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Thomas, was born in Gothenburg, Neb., Sept. 23, 1897, and came to this city, September, 1904, and has received her education in the public school of this city. She will attend college and study on journalism and science.

   Ivan L. Willis, son of Rev. and Mrs. Fred N. Willis, of this city, was born at St. Francis, Kansas, Dec. 9, 1897, and attended school at La Porte City, Pa., after which he removed with his parents to this city in 1911, and completed his school education in the public schools of this city. He will attend Simpson College the coming year.

   Fred Wetterholm, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Wetterholm, 602 Maple Street, was born in Frankfort Township, Jan. 3, 1898, and has received his school education in the public schools of this city. He will attend college, but has not decided where.

 

 

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