Monday, May 2, 2011

1914 Graduation Program, Kingfield High School, Kingfield, Maine

Class of 1914 graduation program of what I assume is Kingfield High School, as the event was held at French's Hall in Kingfield, Maine.

Music - Peerless Orchestra
Practical Benefits of Secondary Education in Small Communities, James L. McConaughy [a professor at Bowdoin College]
Address, O. C. Dolbier [Orlando Chester Dolbier, who wrote The History of Kingfield, in 1916]
Presentation of Diplomas, Supt. L. A. Norton [Lavella Augustus Norton, father of Donald William Norton, one of the graduating seniors]

Class Roll:
Nelson G. Barden
Donald W. Norton
Hortense L. Savage
Hazel M. Weymouth
Daisy E. Williamson

Class Officers:
Pres., Nelson G. Barden
Vice Pres., Donald W. Norton
Sec., Hazel M. Weymouth
Treas., Hortense L. Savage

Class Colors:
Orange and Black
Class Motto: Labor Conquers All

Thursday, June 11th
8 o'clock
French's Hall

From online research, hopefully correct - corrections requested:

Nelson Guy Barden was born 7 September 1895 [though his WWI draft registration shows 7 September 1896] at Madrid, Maine, the son of Charles Carr Barden and wife Mary Ada (Wing) Barden.  In 1918 at Phillips, Maine, he married Eva Gladys Thomas, who was born 29 July 1898 at Kingfield, Maine, the daughter of Leon A. Thomas and wife Mary Edith Stevens.  Nelson Guy Barden was working as a druggist in Massachusetts, per the 1930 Census.  The couple had at least three children.  Nelson died in 1978.

Sadly, graduate Donald William Norton, a 2nd Lieutenant, was killed 4 years after graduation, on 2 November 1918, near the close of  World War I and was buried at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery at Romagne, France.  He was born 15 March 1896 in Maine, the son of Lavella Augustus Norton and Imogene F. (Parker) Norton.  

Hortense Lucille Savage was born 7 December 1894 at Kingfield, Maine, the daughter of Ellery Turner Savage and wife Lucretia Pullen (Vose) Savage.  In 1915 at Kingfield, Hortense married Blaine Elbridge Atwood, who was born 30 August 1884 at Concord, Maine, the son of Manley George Atwood and wife Addie Frances (Moulton) Atwood.  I found one child for them, a daughter.  Hortense Lucille (Savage) Atwood died in 1926.

Hazel May Weymouth was born 15 November 1895 at Freeman Plantation, Maine, the daughter of Fred Clyde Wemouth and wife Mary Elizabeth (Fuller) Weymouth.   In 1917 at Lewiston, Maine, Hazel married William Harold Hutchins, who was born 11 Jan 1891 at Fowler, New York, the son of Rev. Richard Baxter Hutchins and his first wife, Flora Amelia (Gibbs) Hutchins, who died when William Harold was about two.  His father was a Maine native but was a minister at Fowler, New York for a time.  Hazel and William had at least three children.  I found them in the 1930 Census of Kingfield, Maine.  Hazel May (Weymouth) Hutchins died in 1978.

Daisy E. Williamson was born 11 June 1895 at New Portland, Maine, the daughter of Samuel Johnson Williamson and wife Effie Annie (Pierce) Williamson.  Daisy married Swedish immigrant Gust Conrad Agren, the son of Gust Fred Agren and Katherine L. (Olson) Agren.   Many records show Daisy's name as Daisy L. Williamson, with the L standing for Lizzie.  Daisy and Gust Conrad Agren had at least five children and lived at New Portland, Maine.  Daisy died in 1962.

If you have any corrections and/or information to share on any of the people mentioned above, please leave a comment for the benefit of other researchers.

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