Wednesday, October 27, 2010

c. 1900 Grammar School Photograph of Students & Mr. Kane, Thomaston, Maine

Circa 1900 photograph of students and teacher Mr. Kane at a grammar school in the Rockland, Maine area.  The photograph was taken by G. K. Merrill of Rockland.  After researching the names of some of the students, I believe this school was located in Thomaston, Maine.

I can't quite make out some of the names, and some of the names seem run on or missing the surname, but I'll do my best, and you can check the image itself.  In the meantime, I'll be researching some of the names individually for later posts.

There must have been a companion photograph of the male students.

Mr. Kane
Anne Jameson [Annie K. Jameson, later to be Class of 1905 VP at Thomaston HS]

Anabel W.

Sampson twins [I think Edith and Ella]



Nellie S.

Elisabeth Washburn

Emma Young

Addie Dickey

Margaret Helens [F.Margaret Hellen, later to be Secretary of Class of 1905 at Thomaston HS]

Margaret Ryder [Margaret O'Brien Rider, later to be president of Class of 1905 at Thomaston HS]

Cassie Donohue

Alice Hahn

Ida Kaler


Helen Copeland

Kate Allen

Alta McCoy

Evie Donohue

Agnes Brown

Fannie Grute

Hazel Merrill

Eva Hatch

If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the information presented above, please leave a comment in the comments box or contact me directly.

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  1. Hello - Margaret "Ryder" is actually Margaret O'Brien Rider, b. 8 April 1886. She was class president of Thomaston High School, Thomaston Maine class of 1905. I have a later photo of some of the same girls that are in the photo above. A graduation souvenir brochure lists Margaret O'B Rider as class president, Annie K. Jameson, class Vice President, F. Margaret Hellen, secretary and Fannie Miller Crute, treasurer.
    Shelley Rider

  2. Shelley, thanks for adding this valuable information. I'm going to add the correct spelling of her name in brackets, above. It's neat that you've come across this earlier photo of the girls!