Tuesday, May 10, 2011

1921 Commencement Exercises, Winterport Maine High School

1921 program for the Commencement Exercises at Winterport High School, Winterport, Maine.  

Class of 1921
The Senior Class
Winterport High School
requests your presence at the 
Commencement Exercises
Thursday Evening, June the Ninth
Union Hall

[The date was changed from what was originally printed as Friday, June the Tenth, as you can see from the strike-over.]

Class Motto: A Place in the Ranks Awaits Us
Class Colors: Crimson and White
Class Flower: American Beauty Rose

Class Roll:
Gladys Irene Clark
Bertha Arlene Damon
Mahlon Toby Dunbar
Mary Alice Ellingwood
Hazel Isabelle Morgan

H. P. Andrews, Principal
F. M. Nickerson, Superintendent


Salutatory - Success....................Bertha Damon
Prophecy - An Adventure Worth Taking...Hazel Morgan
History........................................Mary Ellingwood
Presentation of Gifts...................Mahlon Dunbar
Valedictory - A Place in the Ranks Awaits Us....Gladys Clark
Presentation of Diplomas

From the Maine Marriages Online Database (since taken offline) and found the following:
  • Gladys I. Clark of Winterport married Walter E. Scott of Winterport on 22 October 1921
  • Bertha A. Damon of Winterport married Wilson M. Cole of Eddington on 27 January 1940
  • Mahlon Toby Dunbar of Winterport married Mary A. Thompson of Winterport on 25 June 1929.
  • Mary A. Ellingwood of Winterport married George A. Hathway of Winterport on 13 August 1924.
  • Hazel I. Morgan of Winterport married William F. Fish of Bangor on 27 May 1933.

If you have 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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  1. Thanks for sharing this commencement program. It provided me with a little more information about my great grandmother, Mary Alice Ellingwood. I never knew her, since she died in 1991, the year after I was born. I don't know a lot about her, but I do know that she lived in Winterport her whole life. She and her husband lived in a house in a part of Winterport known as Ellingwood's Corner that was one house down from Ellingwood's Corner Cemetery, where she is buried today. My grandmother (her daughter-in-law) told me that she used to play the piano for Ellingwood's Corner Church. She was a devout Methodist. My grandmother also told me this anecdote. When my grandmother had her first child, she named her Mary Helen, combining the first names of her mother-in-law and her own mother. However, Mary Alice made her change her daughter's name because she thought Mary Helen sounded too Catholic. That's about what I know.

  2. Thanks for taking the time to comment, Amber! Here is a blog that has a lot of information on the Ellingwood family: http://westinnewengland.blogspot.com/
    Check the archives for Ellingwood and other surnames/locales you're interested in. I'm impressed and gratified that you are interested in family history at your young age!

  3. Pam would love to see class photo of Mahlon Dunbar he is my Grandfather on my mothers side.