Sunday, June 28, 2015

1920 Commencement Issue of "The Voice" of Franklin High School at Franklin, Maine


Commencement Number 1920, "The Voice", published by Franklin High School at Franklin, Maine.  Reading between the lines, it appears that the class contained only two female graduates; I don't know the number of male graduates, but it appears it was a small class.

Approximately 10-1/2" by 7-3/4", with 20 numbered pages and several pages of advertising.  Below, the frontispiece, presumably a photograph of the editorial staff.  An alphabetical list of the people mentioned in the issue appears near the end of this post; images of all of the pages appear after that.


Names on the title page:

C. W. Perkins, Principal
Cora A. Jordan, Assistant
Mrs. Lula L. Dyer, Commercial Teacher

Clyde Bragdon, '21, Editor-in-Chief
George Bragdon, '21, Assistant Editor
Blanche Eldridge, '21, Literary Editor
Louise Wilbur, '22, Local Editor
Celia Garbett, '21, Alumni Editor
Raymond Fernald, '21, Exchange Editor
Willie Springer, '21, Personal Editor
S. S. DeBeck, Jr., '22, Athletic Editor
H. I. Stover, '21, Business Manager
Effie Workman, '22, Assistant Business Manager


Another photograph, not identified.  It can't be of the graduating class, as it's indicated in the history of the class that only two students were there at the end.  I believe they were Marcia Springer, who penned the Valedictory, and Alice Ryder, originally a member of the Class of 1919, who had had to miss a portion of that school year.

The photograph below might show Principal Perkins, his two assistants and the two graduates, the "band" referenced in the "History" of the class penned by Belva M. Simmons of the Junior Class.


Surnames Mentioned in the Album


AAbbott [3]DDeBeck [5]HHannaNNewmarkTTaylor [2]
AmesDonnellHardison [2]NorcrossThomas
BBeanDriskoHarriman [2]OOrcuttThomassen
Billings [2]Dunham [2]HillgrovePPaineThompson [2]
Blaisdell [5]Dyer [6]HolmesParkerTracy [2]
BlakeEEatonHooper [4]Perkins [2]UUrann
Bragdon [8]EdminsterHulbert [2]RRobbins [2]WWallace
BuckEdmundsJJordan [4]RollinsWarren
Bunker [3]Eldridge [2]JoyRyder [3]Wentworth [4]
BuzzellFFernald [4]LLawrieSSargentWilbur
CCardFraserLordSimmonsWoodsum
ChaseGGarbettMMacomberSmith [4]Woodworth [2]
ClarkGatesMarshallSpragueWorkman
Coombs [2]GinnMayoSprague
CousinsGordon [4]McKenzieSpringer [3]
CrabtreeGravesMerchant [2]Stover
Morse

People Mentioned in the Issue - some mentioned multiple times; given names within a surname are not necessarily in alphabetical order.


ACarrie AbbottHBeatrice Gordon Hanna, Class of 1913; teaching at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Daisy Abbott of the Sophomore Class - illnessGertrude Eldridge Hardison, Class of 1909; residing at Miami, Florida
Manly AbbottVerna Hardison, Class of 1916; telephone operator at Cleveland, Ohio
Florice Gordon Ames, Class of 1910; residing at New Sharon, MaineMarcia Harriman
BMiss Bean, Commercial Course teacherMarcia Harriman, Class of 1919; teaching at Lamoine, Maine
Harvard BillingsFreda Bragdon Hillgrove, Class of 1912; residing at Franklin, Maine
Leta Billings, Class of 1919; teaching at Ryefield School at Franklin, MaineMarcia Bragdon Holmes; residing at Guilford, Maine
Raymond BlaisdellDonald Hooper
Hazel Blaisdell, Class of 1911; teaching at Montpelier, VermontEvelyn Hooper
Raymond Blaisdell, Class of 1914; graduated Bates College; principal of high school at West Paris, MaineIda Hooper, Class of 1919; teaching school at Egypt, Maine
Hilda Blaisdell, Class of 1916; graduated Massachusetts General Hospital; returned to Franklin, MaineIna Hooper, Class of 1919; teaching at South Bay District
Walter Blaisdell, Class of 1916; attending Bates College at Lewiston, MaineCharlie Hulbert, Class of 1911; superintendent of schools at Upton, Maine
Elwood BlakeLillian Hulbert, Class of 1919; teaching at Upton, presumably Maine
Clyde Bragdon, '21, Editor-in-ChiefJCora A. Jordan, Assistant
George Bragdon, '21, Assistant EditorMiss Jordan, Assistant
Addie L. Bragdon, '21Carolyn Hooper Jordan, Class of 1909; residing at Waltham, Maine
Leonard BragdonLetitia Williams Jordan, Class of 1917; residing at Waltham, Maine
Helen Bragdon, Class of 1917; sophomore at University of MaineMarcia Gordon Joy, Class of 1914; teaching at Franklin Road
Ervin Bragdon, Class of 1918; employed at Waltham Watch Factory in MassachusettsLSadie Lawrie, Class of 1913; working at drug store at Northeast Harbor, Maine
Leonard Bragdon, Class of 1918; attending the University of MaineMiss Lord, Commercial Teacher; married Norman Dyer
Jessie Bragdon, Class of 1919; working at Ellsworth, MaineMMarjorie Bragdon Macomber, Class of 1916; residing at Franklin, Maine
Hildred Bunker Buck, Class of 1916; residing at Medford Center, MaineHerbert Marshall, Class of 1918; telegraph operator at Perry, Maine
Della Bragdon Bunker, Class of 1908, residing at Rockland, MaineMary Mayo, Class of 1913; working at Freese's store at Bangor, Maine
Evelyn Dwelley Bunker, Class of 1911; residing at Franklin, MaineGerald McKenzie, Class of 1915; paper mill chemist at Rumford, Maine
Nora Bunker, Class of 1914; teaching at Grand Lake Stream, MaineLeland Merchant
Lorene Ryder Buzzell, Class of 1913; residing at West Franklin, MaineJosie Abbott Merchant, Class of 1912; residing at Beechland, Maine
CMeta Springer Card, Class of 1913; residing at Houlton, MaineFrancis Morse, Class of 1916; working in an automobile factory at Detroit, Michigan
Hazel Clark Chase, Class of 1912; residing at Lagrange, MaineNBeulah Tracy Newmark, Class of 1916; living at 50 Harwood St, Dorchester, Massachusetts
George Clark, Class of 1916; residing at Egypt, MaineMiss Norcross
Edna Clark Coombs, Class of 1912; residing at Livermore Falls, MaineOHollis Orcutt, Class of 1914; residing at Biddeford
Walter Coombs, Class of 1918; employed in a bank at Washington, D.C.PBeulah Hooper Paine, Classof 1913; residing at Bar Harbor, Maine
Vida Cousins, Class of 1919; working at Ellsworth, MaineBeatrice Coombs Parker; Class of 1917; residing at Pittsfield, Maine
Seth CrabtreeC. W. Perkins, Principal
DS. S. DeBeck, Jr., '22, Athletic EditorCarl Perkins
Leona DeBeckRClarence Robbins
Muriel DeBeck, Class of 1912; graduated UMaine; teaching high school at Belfast, MaineJessie Robbins, Class of 1918; working at Attleboro, Massachusetts
Eirena DeBeck, Class of 1914; graduated UMaine; teaching high school at Belfast, MaineGoldie Hardison Rollins, Class of 1916; residing at West Franklin, Maine
Leona DeBeck, Class of 1918; sophomore at the University of MaineAlice M. Ryder
Edna Donnell, Class of 1908; residing at Franklin, MaineAlice Rider of Class of 1919 who missed part of the year and graduated in 1920
Mr. Drisko, PrincipalAlice - will she be a teacher or missionary to Mars? Alice Ryder
Ferol Smith Dunham, Class of 1916; residing at Surry, MaineSNettie Sargent
Lloyd Dunham, Class of 1917; residing at Surry, MaineBelva M.Simmons, '21
Mrs. Lula L. Dyer, Commercial TeacherMerle Smith
Mrs. DyerBeulah Hardison Smith, Class of 1913; residing at Orrington, Maine
Francis Dyer, Class of 1911; teaching at Bethel, VermontOla Smith, Class of 1913; attending Castine normal school
Estella Dyer, Class of 1911; teaching at Beechland, MaineOtho Smith, Class of 1915; attending Bates Colleges at Lewiston, Maine
Norman Dyer, Class of 1917; in the garage business at Franklin, MaineBernard Sprague
Richard Dyer, Class of 1917; in insurance business at Hartford, ConnecticutJ. Bernard Sprague, Class of 1919; attending Colby College
EVerna Lawrie Eaton; Class of 1908; residing at Northeast Harbor, MaineWillie Springer, '21, Personal Editor
Mr. EdminsterMarcia M. Springer
Geneva Bragdon Edmunds, Class of 1911; residing at Bethel, VermontMarcia - will she become a teacher, nun or bride of the doctor's son? Marcia M. Springer
Blanche Eldridge, '21, Literary Editor; penned Presentation of GiftsH. I. Stover, '21, Business Manager
Ethel Eldridge, Class of 1908, stenographer at Sangerville, MaineTMr. Taylor, State Inspector
FRaymond Fernald, '21, Exchange EditorDaisy Gordon Taylor, Class of 1908; residing at Washington, D.C.
Lloyd FernaldDr. Thomas, State Superintendent of Schools
Celia Fernald, Class of 1919; residing at homeEva Hardison Thomassen, Class of 1917; on voyage with her husband, a captain
Isabelle Fernald, Class of 1919; teaching at Magalloway, MaineEmma E Thompson, '23
Margaret Fraser, Class of 1915; working in shoe factory at Ellsworth, MaineMr. Thompson, Principal; then Superintendent
GCelia Garbett, '21, Alumni Editor; Celia B. Garbet also penned Address to UndergraduatesRuth Tracy of the Sophomore Class
Edna Gates, Class of 1917; teaching at West Franklin, MaineDallas Tracy, Class of 1908; conducting grain store at Franklin, Maine
Flora Hulbert Ginn, Class of 1911; residing at Woodland, MaineUArthur Urann, Class of 1916; attending the University of Maine
David GordonWVelma Wallace; Class of 1914; working at general hospital at Bangor, Maine
Marcia Gordon, Class of 1908; nurse at Ipswich, MassachusettsHester Clark Warren, Class of 1912; residing at Stonington, Maine
Eleanor Dyer Gordon, Class of 1911; residing at Limestone, Maine; her husband pastor, M.E. ChurchEverard Wentworth, Class of 1911; farmer at Rangeley, Maine
Hattie Gordon, Class of 1919; teaching at Eastbrook, MaineFedora Wentworth, Class of 1911; teaching at East Franklin, Maine
Elwyn GravesMarvel Wentworth, Class of 1913; teaching at Princeton, Maine
Marion Wentworth, Class of 1914; teaching primary school at Northeast Harbor, Maine
Louise Wilbur, '22, Local Editor
Marcia Springer Woodsum, Class of 1909; residing at Oakland, Maine
Hazel Woodworth, Class of 1917; working in an office at Augusta, Maine
Rowena Woodworth, Class of 1918; home, after working at an Augusta, Maine, office
Effie Workman, '22, Assistant Business Manager


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