Saturday, February 13, 2016

June 1911 Inaugural Issue of "The Lawrence Lyre" of Lawrence High School at Fairfield, Maine


June 1, 1911 inaugural issue of "The Lawrence Lyre" a student publication of Lawrence High School at Fairfield,  Maine.

The issue measures approximately 10" by 7" and has 20 pages, with many advertisements.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the people mentioned, together with any tidbits that I gleaned throughout, appear near the end of this post.  At the end of the post are images of all of the pages of the issue.

Below, a photograph of the baseball team:


Below, the title page, which lists the staff of "The Lawrence Lyre" and the Lawrence High School faculty.


If you have stories to share on any of the people mentioned, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Surnames in the Issue - Some May Be the Same Person

? [7]CC ?HHaleyOOrcutt
A ?ChamberlainHendersonPPartridge [3]
AlexanderClarkeHorne [3]RRichardson [2]
AlexanderCorsonJJamesSSavage
AtchleyCrummettJennisonStaples
AtwoodDDavisJohnson [2]Steves [3]
AtwoodDriskoJones [2]TThomas [3]
BatesEEmeryKKingTotman
BlakneyFFarlinLLadd [4]Varney
BrophyFitz JamesLawry [3]WWeeks [5]
Brown [2]GGrantMMurray
BrowningGreenleafNNye [2]
Bunker

People Mentioned in the Issue - Some may be the Same Person

  • "String" had a clean collar on at the presentation of a silver nut dish to departing teacher Mrs. Atchley on December 21, 1910.
  • Blanche, mentioned in the "Slams" column
  • Marion, mentioned in the "Slams" column
  • Daisy, mentioned in the "Slams" column
  • Janet, mentioned in the "Slams" column
  • Herbert, mentioned in the "Slams" column
  • Roger, mentioned in the "Slams" column
A
  • W. K. A., Class of 1913, literary selection, "Much at Stake"
  • Alexander, second baseman on the baseball team
  • Mr. Alexander, mentioned in the "Slams" column
  • Mrs. Atchley tendered her resignation, and the school presented her with a silver nut dish on December 21, 1910.
  • Winifred Atwood, mentioned in the "Slams" column
  • Miss Atwood, mentioned in the "Slams" column
B
  • Miss Bates is completed a course in physics, from April 16 to April 20, 1911; mentioned in the "Slams" column
  • Herbert Blakney, mentioned in the "Slams" column more than once
  • Ruth Brophy, Class of 1910, is teaching school at Hinckley, Maine
  • Walter Brown, mentioned in the "Slams" column
  • Ernest Brown, mentioned in the "Slams" column; presumably the E. Brown also mentioned
  • Rev. Raymond Browning, the Evangelist from Littleton, North Carolina, spoke at opening exercises on January 4, 1911.
  • Carleton Bunker, mentioned in the "Slams" column
C
  • C. L. C., Class of 1912, literary selection, "An Absentminded Professor"
  • Mr. Chamberlain, mentioned in the "Slams" column
  • Clarke, outfielder on the baseball team
  • Helen Corson, Class of 1909, is bookkeeper in the store of Ernest Gove at Waterville, Maine
  • Ada Crummett, mentioned in the "Slams" column
D
  • Eleanor Davis, Alumni Editor of "The Lawrence Lyre"
  • Ralph Drisko, "drank twenty glasses of punch" at Freshman Reception on September 23, 1910; presumably the Drisko mentioned in the "Slams" column
E
  • Jennie A. Emery, First Assistant to the Principal of Lawrence High School; presumably the Miss Emery mentioned in the "Slams" column
F
  • Miss Amy Farlin succeeded Mrs. Atchley as teacher on January 3, 1911; mentioned in the "Slams" column
  • Fitz James, mentioned in the "Slams" column; not sure if Fitz James is nickname and surname or just the surname
G
  • Hazel Grant, Class of 1910, is bookkeeping in a shoe factory at Auburn, Maine
  • Gladys Greenleaf, Second Assistant to the Principal of Lawrence High School, took Miss Farlin's place as teacher on April 9, 1911
H
  • Mrs. Haley sang at opening exercises on April 25.
  • Ruth Henderson, Editor of "The Lawrence Lyre"
  • Miss Horne, mentioned in the "Slams" column; mentioned twice and possibly more in the "Slams" column
  • Marion Horne, mentioned in the "Slams" column
  • Mr. Arthur Horne and Miss Bessie Thomas were married May 27; one of them, or both, was in the Class of 1908.
J
  • Fitz James, mentioned in the "Slams" column; not sure if Fitz James is nickname and surname or just the surname
  • Miss Jennison in shorthand class, mentioned in the "Slams" column twice
  • Gladys S. Johnson, Commercial Teacher at Lawrence High School
  • Johnson, outfielder on the baseball team
  • Jones, Class of 1912, poem page on title page
  • Jones, first baseman on the baseball team
K
  • King, outfielder on the baseball team
L
  • Walter A. Ladd, Business Manager of "The Lawrence Lyre"
  • Ladd, outfielder on the baseball team
  • A. Ladd, mentioned in the "Slams" column
  • Miss Ladd , mentioned in the "Slams" column
  • Lawry, third baseman on the baseball team
  • Lawry, mentioned in the "Slams" column
  • Lawry, Class of 1912, mentioned in the "Slams" column
M
  • Miss Murray, mentioned in the "Slams" column
N
  • Roger Nye resigned managership of the baseball team on May 12, 1911.  Otto Totman elected to replace him.
  • Nye, catcher on the baseball team, possibly Roger Nye.
O
  • Orcutt, outfielder on the baseball team
P
  • John A. Partridge, Principal of Lawrence High School
  • Mr. and Mrs. Partridge were given a reception on September 30, 1910.
  • Mr. Partridge
R
  • Miss Richardson, mentioned in the "Slams" column
  • Iva Richardson, Class of 1909, is clerking in the store of Percy Williams, Lakeside.
S
  • Grace Savage, Class of 1910, is attending Wheaton Seminary at Norton, Massachusetts.
  • Staples, mentioned in the "Slams" column
  • Earle Steves, Athletic Editor of "The Lawrence Lyre"
  • Steves, pitcher on the baseball team
  • Mr. Steves, mentioned in the "Slams" column
T
  • Miss Bessie Thomas and Mr. Arthur Horne were married May 27; one of them, or both, was in the Class of 1908.
  • Pearl Thomas, Class of 1910, is teaching school at Thorndike, Maine
  • Stella Thomas, Class of 1910, is teaching store at Hardscrabble, Benton, Maine
  • Otto Totman, Assistant Editor of "The Lawrence Lyre"; became manager of baseball team on May 12, 1911
V
  • Varney, shortstop on the baseball team
W
  • Della Weeks, with Minnie and Thomas Weeks, given a farewell party on October 21, 1910.
  • Minnie Weeks, with Della and Thomas Weeks, given a farewell party on October 21, 1910.
  • Thomas Weeks, with Della and Minnie Weeks, given a farewell party on October 21, 1910.
  • Helen Weeks, mentioned in the "Slams" column
  • Miss Weeks, mentioned in the "Slams" column

























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