Sunday, May 3, 2015

Commencement Program for the Class of 1888 at Fryeburg Academy at Fryeburg, Maine

Commencement program for the Class of 1888 at Fryeburg Academy at Fryeburg, Maine.  Students hailed from Fryeburg, from other towns around Maine and from New Hampshire.

Fryeburg Academy, established formally in 1792, is not only one of the first educational institutions in Maine but also one of the first in the nation to accept women students.

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The program was held at the Academy on Tuesday, June 5, 1888 at 9:00 A. M., with class exercises at 2:00 P.M.

Order of Exercises
Salutatory, Thomas W. Charles
"A Good Cause Makes a Stout Heart", Mattie W. Howe
"The Power of Habit", Owen P. Smith
"Poetic Power", Alice L. Locke
"Duties of Young Men", Frank M. Sanborn
Piano Solo, Overture, Eastertide, T. P. Murphy
"Light", Ethel L. Stone
"A Dream of the Future", Frank Durgin
"Indirect Expression in Literature and Art", Elizabeth Marion Sanborn
"Our County", Samuel Barron Locke
"Cleansing Fires", Eva Otis Farnham
Piano Solo, Pavan" (an old Spanish Dance), T. P. Murphy
"Impulse and Principle", Howard W. Poor
"Decision", Katherine Abbott
"Success", Ernest I. Cole
"A View of Life", Margie C. Marr
Piano Solo, by Merkel, T. P. Murphy
"Progress of the Nineteenth Century", William W. Wingate
"Evangeline", Bertha M. Pennell

Class Exercises

Class Motto, Essayez, Mildred M. Bean
Class History, Minnie T. Smith
Class Flower, "The Rose", Ellen F. Tibbetts
Class Oration, "Influence of the Bible on English Literature", George W. Walker
Prophecy, Sadie M. Locke
Gifts, Ida M. Smith and Edward H. Wilson
Valedictory, "Grapes of Thorns", Mary K. Davis
Class Ode
Conferring Diplomas

Class of 1888 - "Essayez"
Herbert Hosea Allen, Denmark, Maine
Katherine Abbott, Fryeburg, Maine
Mildred May Bean, Denmark, Maine
Thomas Willard Charles, Fryeburg, Maine
Ernest Irving Cole, Fryeburg, Maine
Mary Katherine Davis, North Conway, New Hampshire
Frank Durgin, Cornish, Maine
Eva Otis Farnham, Cornish, Maine
Helen Strout Gatchell, Brownfield, Maine
Mattie Whiting Howe, Fryeburg, Maine
Alice Lucetta Locke, Fryeburg, Maine
Sadie May Locke, Fryeburg, Maine
Samuel Barron Locke, Fryeburg, Maine
Margie Clinton Marr, Cornish, Maine
Leland Howard Poor, Sebago, Maine
Howard Wellington Poor, South Bridgton, Maine
Lillian Belle Peavey, Rochester, New Hampshire
Bertha Marie Pennell, Saccarappa, Maine [Westbrook, Maine]
William Barker Randall, Cornish, Maine
Elizabeth Marion Sanborn, Cornish, Maine
Walter Lee Sanborn, East Fryeburg, Maine
Frank Millard Sanborn, East Fryeburg, Maine
Europa Seitz, North Conway, New Hampshire
Ida May Smith, Denmark, Maine
Minnie Theresa Smith, Cornish, Maine
Owen Percy Smith, Cornish, Maine
Ethel Lee Stone, Cornish, Maine
Hattie Pierce Thurston, Freedom, New Hampshire
Ellen Frances Tibbetts, Fryeburg, Maine
George Willis Walker, Lovell, Maine
Edward Haven Wilson, Denmark, Maine
William Wilson Wingate, Standish, Maine
George Ward Weston, Fryeburg, Maine
Susanna Weston, Fryeburg, Maine

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