The History of the Richmond High School Graduates

1883 to 1897

While perusing the records of the Richmond High School Alumni Association, I came across the most interesting facts and tidbits about some of Richmond’s graduates, which I want to share with you. First of all, the RHS Alumni Association was formed by the graduating class of 1883. The principal at that time was Merle A. Breed. The Class of 1883 consisted of 4 students, 1 boy and 3 girls, namely J.A. Heath, May Beebe, Ida Sutton, and Helen Hunt. No officers were elected that year or in the ensuing years of 1884 and 1885. No students graduated in 1884 and 1885. Regarding the commencement exercises the entry reads as follows:

"The commencement exercises of the graduation class of 1883 were held at Cooper’s Hall. The essays on the subjects of books, music, higher education, and the relationship between England and America were well delivered. Music was furnished by Mr. Fernwood, Mr. Boutcher, Mrs. Cobb and Mrs. Johnson. A banquet was provided by the School Board."

The First Graduating Class of Richmond High School in 1883
 

L-R:
J. A. Heath --  Helen F. Hunt --  Mae E. Beebe --  Ida M. Sutton

Class Color: red; Class Motto: "Beauty of mind endureth forever".

HEATH, Allie J. born in Richmond, age 16, height 5’11", weight 160 lb. His essay was entitled "The relationship between England and America".
 
1883 Attended Detroit Business College four months.
1884 Engaged in business in Chico, Cal.
1892 Returned home.
1893 Engaged in business in Detroit.
1894 Engaged in business in Lenox at the elevator.
1895+1896 President of the Alumni.
1897 Married Sadie Allington in February 1897.
1900-1903 With Richmond Elevator Co. in Lenox.
1901 Sadie Beth born Dec. 3.
1905 Boy (Forrest A.) born Nov. 14.

 

BEEBE, Mae E. born in Richmond, age 18, height 5'-1½", weight 130 lb. Her essay was "Higher Education".
 
1886 Taught her first school in District No. 2, Richmond Twp.
1887 Attended Ft. Gratiot Normal School for six weeks.
1890 Attended school in Valparaiso, Indiana for six weeks.
1890-1891 Teaching school in Starville, Michigan.
1892 Taught school in School Section.
1893 Taught school in Granger School.
1893-1894 Teaching school in Grammar Room in Algonac, Michigan.
1895 Married to E. Burton Hill in June.

 

SUTTON, Ida M., born in Richmond, age 19, height 5’-2", weight 107 lb. Her essay was "Music".
 
  Taught music several years.
1885 November 10th, married Thomas Denison.
1886 Went to California.
1889 July 24th, went to California to reside.
1890 Returned to Richmond to reside.
1891-1892 President of the Alumni Association.
1896 Died September 12th, 1896 of consumption. The funeral was held at her home. Members of the school and Alumni attended. The Alumni expressed their sympathy by sending a beautiful floral offering.

 

HUNT, Ella F., born in Columbus Twp., age 19, height 5’-6", weight 114 lb. Her essay was entitled "Books."
 
1884 Taught in the Primary Department of the Richmond High School.
1885-1889 Assistant in Post Office for 3½ years.
1888 President of the Alumni Association.
1889 Treasurer of the Alumni Association.
1900-1902 Clerk in Cooper & Son’s store.
1903-1904 President of the Alumni Association.

 


No graduates in 1884 and 1885.

The Class of 1886

Class Color: blue; Class Motto: "Not Finished But Begun"

School Principal: Mr. Albert E. Millett

"The commencement exercises were held in the Town Hall, which was nicely decorated and the class motto "Not Finished But Begun" occupied a conspicuous place. The class members were Henry Keeler, Hattie Allington, Sadie Allington, Estella Hunt, Lizzie Wilson, Belle Donaldson, Minnie Millett, May Chubb, and Nellie Miller. The audience was entertained by essays on the following subjects: Great Men, Perseverance Essential to Success, Periodical Literature, Utility of Reverses, and the class prophecy, which was especially interesting. Music was furnished by Messrs. Boutcher, Fernwood, Sutton and Mrs. Denison.

KEELER, Henry C., born in Disco, MI, age 19, height 5’-10", weight 130 lb. His essay was: Periodical Literature.
 
1888 Treasurer of the Alumni Association.
1890 Vice President of the Alumni Association.
1894 Secretary of the Alumni Association.
1894 Elected Clerk of the Township of Richmond.
  Married Ruth E. Waterloo.

 

ALLINGTON, Hattie J., born in Peoria, IL, age 17, height 5’-2", weight 107 lb. Her essay was: Summer.
 
1887 Taught school in District #9 in Richmond Twp.
1888 In February, entered State Normal School.
1889 In June, graduated from English Course of S.N.S.
1889-1891 Taught No. I Primary Department and vocal music in the Sand Beach School.
1892 Married to Mr. Mitchell of Ludington.

 

ALLINGTON, Sadie A., born in Armada, MI, age 15 years and 11 months, height 5’, weight 103 lb. Her essay was: Post Graduate Studies.
 
1887 Taught her first school in District #10 in Richmond Twp.
1888 In February, entered State Normal School.
1889 In June, graduated from English Course of S.N.S.
1889-1891 Taught No. II Grammar Department in the Sand Beach School.
1892-1894 Taught school in Ludington.
1895-1896 Taught school in Jackson.
1897 In February, married J. A. Heath.
1901-1903 Vice President of the Alumni Association.

 

HUNT, Estella H., born in Casco, MI, age 19, height 5’-5", weight 130 lb. Her essay: Teaching.
 
1886 On September 28th, married Frank I. Welding.
1898 In August, Muriel born.

 

WILSON, Lizzie J., born in Pt. Huron, MI, age 18, height 5’-3", weight 108 lb. Her essay: Utility of Reverses.
 
1886 Taught her first school in District #11 in St. Clair Twp.
1887-1894 Teaching school.
1895 In August, married Henry F. Evans.

 

DONALDSON, Belle J., born in Redford, MI, age 17, height 5’-½", weight 128 lb. Her essay: Great Men.
 
1886 Taught her first school in District #9 in Richmond Twp.
1886-1888 Taught school for 15 months.
1888 Works as a clerk in Detroit.
1894 In February, married Chas. B. Sage.

 

MILLETT, Minnie M., born in Oxford, ME, age 17 ½, height 5’-2", weight 92 lb. Her essay: Class Prophecy.
 
1886 Taught her first school in District #11 in St. Clair Twp.
1886 On September 15th, entered State Normal School (SNS).
1887 On June 29th, graduated from English Course of S.N.S.
1887-1888 Taught in the Intermediate Department of the Memphis School.
1891-1894 Teaching in Mt. Clemens High School.
1895 Teaching in Fargo, S.D.
  Married to Darius Stewart in Stillwater, Minnesota.

 

CHUBB, May C., born in Ray, MI, age 18, height 5’-5", weight 118 lb. Her essay: Perseverance Essential To Success.
 
1886-1887 Taught her first school in District #7 (not true according to records for District #3, Richmond Twp.)
1890-1891 Taught school in Lenox Twp.
1892 Married to O. B. Evans
1905 Moved to Richmond.

 

MILLER, Nellie M., born in Richmond, MI, age 16, height 5’-4", weight 115 lb. Her essay: Anglo-Saxon Race.
 
1886 On September 15th entered State Normal School.
1887 On June 29th, graduated from English Course of S.N.S.
1887-1889 Taught two years in Intermediate Department of the Richmond School.
1888 Secretary of Alumni Association.
1890 Moved to Detroit.
1901 Book-keeper for Detroit Excelsior Works.

 


The Class of 1887

Class Color: white; Class Motto: "Press Onward"

School Principal: Mr. Albert E. Millett

The Class of 1887 did not have commencement exercises. Class Roll: Pearl Chapman, Gertie Dryer, Ella Mills.




CHAPMAN, Pearl C., born in Lenox, age 16, height 5’-6", weight 125; Her essay: Acquisition of Knowledge.
 
1893 Married to Mr. J. Bradbury and goes to make her home in Bad Axe.
1897 On October 9th, Martharetta born.

 

DRYER, Gertie B., born in Richmond, MI, age 19, height 5’-5", weight 125; Her essay: Influence of Literature.
 
1887 Taught her first school in District #6 in Richmond Twp.
1887-1889 Taught in the Primary Department of the Richmond School.
1890 Attended Flint Normal School for ten weeks.
1890-1893 Teaching school in New Haven Village.
1894 Married Harry Deichert of New Haven.
1898 On September 22, Norwood born.

 

WILLS, Ella E., born in Armada, MI, age 17, height 5’-2", weight 110; Her essay: Perseverance brings Success.
 
1887 Taught her first school in District #4, Columbus Twp.
1889 Taught in the Intermediate Department of the Richmond School.
1889 Vice President of the Alumni Association.
1890 President of the Alumni Association.
1891 Treasurer of the Alumni Association.
1892 Teaching in Intermediate Department of the Richmond High School.
1894 Teaching in Grammar Department of the Richmond High School.
1895 Attended N.E.A. at Denver, Colorado.
  Married Chas. B. Lutes.



 
 

The Class of 1888

Class Color: pink; Class Motto: "The End Crowns The Work"

School Principal: Mr. Robert J. Crawford

The commencement exercises were held in the Town Hall. The former graduates of the school were seated with the Class and received their diplomas. The following program was rendered in a pleasing manner. Maud Beebe: essay on higher culture; Alpha Harman: memory; Richard Heath: class history; Henry Harman: prophecy; Charles Lutes: step by step; Minnie Patterson: always higher; Warren Stone: the end crowns the work; Frank Stull: valedictory. Music was furnished by Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Pound, Messrs.. Boutcher and Pound. A banquet was provided by the Alumni.
 
 

BEEBE, Maud S., born in Richmond, MI, age 17, height 5’-5", weight 111 lb.
 
1891 Secretary of the Alumni Association.
1892 Married Mr. Frank Cooley.
1903-4 Treasurer of the Alumni Association.
1906 Francis Stanley born November 8th.

 

HARMAN, Alpha M., born in Lenox, MI, age 16, height 5’-6", weight 117 lb.
 
1888 Taught her first school in District #9 in Richmond Twp.
1889-1890 Taught at Romeo.
1891 Taught at West School in Richmond.
1892-1893 Teaching Grammar Dept. at R.H.S.
1894 Married to Mr. Stephens and goes to make her home in Leonard, MI.
1900 Home at Vassar, MI
1901 Home at Vassar, MI.

 

HARMAN, Henry S., born in Lenox, MI, age 20, height 5’-9", weight 155 lb.
 
1891 School Inspector of Richmond Twp.
1892 Book-keeper for G. R. Lovejoy.
1901 At home in Richmond.
1902 At home in Richmond.
1903 Married Nellie Parker.

 

HEATH, Richard W., born in Kingston Co., age 19, height 5’-9", weight 157 lb.
 
1889 Secretary of the Alumni Association.
1890 Visited Washington Territory.
1891 Clerk of the Village of Richmond;
  Vice President of the Alumni Association.
1892-1893 Clerking in J. Cooper’s store.
  Died December 7, 1893. The funeral was held at the Congressional Church. Members of the School and Alumni attended. The Alumni expressed their sympathy by giving a beautiful floral offering.

 

LUTES, Charles B., born in Richmond, MI, age 17, height 5’-8", weight 138 lb.
 
1888 September. Entered Detroit Business College.
1889 June. Finished his course at Business College.
1890 Secretary of the Alumni Association.
1898 Married Ella E. Mills.
1900 Frances Mildred born.
1902 Charles Luther born.
1908 Sarah Winifred born.
1909 Philip Arthur born.

 

PATTERSON, Minnie M., born in St. Clair, MI, age 18, height 5’-6", weight 135 lb.
 
1887 Attended Ft. Gratiot Normal School five weeks.
1888 Taught her first school in District #2 Richmond Twp.
1890 Attended Ft. Gratiot Normal School two weeks.
1891-1894 Taught the Primary Department at R.H.S.
1896 Married Prof. J.M. Tice, December 23, 1897.
1898-1902 Home in Charlevoix, Michigan.
1903 Home in East Jordan.

 

STONE, Warren S., born in Richmond, MI, age 18, height 6’-2", weight 150 lb.
 
1888 Studied law in Mt. Clemens.
1889 President of the Alumni Association.
1890 Went West to Kansas.
1891-1892 Attended University of Ann Arbor.
1893 Graduated from University of Ann Arbor.
1894 Married Miss Myrtle B. Mills, January 3rd.
  Practicing Law in Richmond.
1907 Prosecuting Attorney for Macomb County.

 

STULL, Frank E., born in Richmond, MI, age 17, height 5’-3", weight 106 lb.
 
1888 Attended School in Chicago.
1890 Graduated from Chicago High School.
1892 Married Miss Grace .....of Chicago, IL.

 


The Class of 1889

Class Color: gaslight green; Class Motto: "For Life, not for School, we learn".

School Principal: Robert J. Crawford

The commencement exercises were held at Cooper’s Hall.

HEATH, Charles H., born in Richmond, age 19, height 6’, weight 160 lb.
 
1890 Visiting Washington State.
1891 Clerk in Post Office.
1892 Attended Detroit Business College.
1894 Engaged in business in Detroit.
1899 Married Cora Weeks and goes to Detroit to live.
1900 Engaged in business in Detroit.
1902 Moved back to Richmond.
1903 R.F.D. No. 1 Mail carrier in Richmond.
1901 Milton born April 10th.
1903 Marjorie born October 27th.
1906 In Richmond Post Office.

 

WESTON, Harry S., born in Detroit, age 17, height 5’-10", weight 145 lb.
 
1889 November. Entered Detroit Business College.
1890-1891 Book-keeper in Mt. Clemens.
1892-1893 Book-keeper in Mayville.
1893 Married Miss Mary L. Tubbs.
1895 Mail agent on C&GT Railroad.

 

SUTTON, Elmer V., born in Richmond, MI, age 21, height 5’-8½", weight 155 lb.
 
1890 Working in paper house in Denver, Colorado.
1891 Working on a dairy farm in Denver.
1892 Returned home to Richmond. Married Miss Nealie England. Mable, Merl & Ida.
1904 County Treasurer, home in Mt. Clemens. Mildred born.

 

PATTERSON, R. Stuart, born in St. Clair, MI, age 17, height 5’-6", weight 120 lb.
 
1890 Died April 20, 1890.
  The School and the Alumni attended the funeral in a body. The pallbearers being members of his class. They also expressed their sorrow by draping the school flag, by dismissing school, and giving a beautiful floral offering.

 

MILLS, Myrtle B., born in Richmond, age 17, height 5’2", weight 114 lb.
 
1891 Attended Detroit Business College.
1893 President of the Alumni.
1894 Jan. 3 - married Warren S. Stone. 
  Madelyn born.

 

LATHROP, M. Emily, born in Olivet, age 16, height 5’4", weight 105 lb.
 
1890-1893 Attended Olivet College
1900-1901  Teaching School at Sauk Centre, Minnesota.
1902  Married F.S. Neddermeyer. Went to Oregon
1903 Returned to Richmond
1905 Gale Jeanelle born in May.; Seth b. ?; Pauline b. ?; Rebe b. ?

 
 
 


The Class of 1890

Class Color: pink; white & gas-light green; Class Motto: "No Excellence Without Great Labor"

School Principal: Mr. Robert J. Crawford

The commencement exercises were held in Cooper’s Hall which was decorated with house plants and class colors. The Class Motto arranged on a large horseshoe, covered with evergreen and the letters in white, occupied a conspicuous place on the stage. The program was as follows: Class Motto: Andrew L. Kronner; The nineties of the nineteenth century: Hugh D. Mulloy; Class Poem: Allie M. Forrester; Valedictory Address: William B. Hunt. The alumni provided a banquet.
 
 

HUNT, William B., born in Columbus, MI, age 22, height ?, weight 145 lb.
 
1891-1892 Taught school in District No. 3 Columbus.
1893-1894 Attended Agricultural College in Lansing.
1895 Teaching in Columbus.
1898 Married Miss Lizzie Minnie of Marine City, MI on June 8th.
1900 Teaching Grammar Dept. of R.N.S.
1901-1902 President of Alumni.
1903 Life Insurance agent.

 

KRONNER, Andrew L., born in Columbus, MI, age 22, height 5’-11", weight 165 lb.
 
1890 Visited Utah.
1891 Returned home.
1892 Treasurer of the Alumni.
  Married to Molly O’Donnell.
1903 Francis born.
1906 Girl born.

 

MULLOY, Hugh D., born in Columbus, MI, age 20, height 5’-9-1/2", weight 134 lb.
 
1891-1894 Teaching school.

 

FORRESTER, Allie M., born in Richmond, MI, age 20, height 5’-5", weight 120 lb.
 
1891 Taught a Kindergarten school in Richmond.
1894 Married Frank Fanning of Richmond on January 25th.
  Died December 10, 1905

 


The Class of 1891

Class Color: lavender; Class Motto: "By Courage, not by Craft"

School Principal: Mr. Robert J. Crawford

The exercises were held at Cooper’s Hall which was nicely draped in their class color, lavender, and decorated with flowers. The following program was very nicely rendered: "Class Trophy" by Sara Shafer; Class poem by Alice Hotelling; "The Price of an Education" by Frank Kane; "Cranks" by Jennie McDougall; "Our boats are launched" by Dessie Harman; Class Motto: By Courage, not by Craft" by Richard McCauley. Class History by Mabel Lutes. "The Bitterness of defeat" by Abigail Clark. Valedictory address by Roy Fuller. Music was furnished by Mrs. Dennison, Mr. Pound, Miss Jennie Gilbert, Miss Mae Beebe. A Banquet was provided by the Alumni.
 
 

SHAFER, Sarah M., born in Richmond, MI, age 19, height 5’-2-11/16", weight 105 lb.
 
1892 Taught school in District No. 3, Chesterfield.
1906 Working in Detroit.

 

HOTELLING, Alice M., born in Cleveland, OH, age 17, height 4’-11", weight 91 lb.
 
1892 Teaching school.
  Died October 1892. The funeral was held in the Catholic Church. Members of school and Alumni attending. Members of the Alumni acted as pall bearers. The Alumni expressed its sympathy by sending a beautiful floral anchor.

 

KANE, Frank D., born in Columbus, MI, age 21, height 6’-1/2", weight 162 lb.
 
1891 Attended Detroit Business College.
1892-1894 Book-keeper in Detroit.
1901 With Standard Life Insurance Co. in Detroit.

 

McDOUGALL, Jennie M., born in Detroit, MI, age 16, height 5’-5", weight 95 lb.
 
1892-1893 Teaching school in District No. .? Columbus.
1894-1895 Attending State Normal School in Ypsilanti.
1900-1901 Working in gas office in Detroit.

 

HARMAN, Dessie M., born in Lenox, MI, age 16, height 5’-3-1/2", weight 140 lb.
 
1893-1894 Taught at West School in Richmond.
1894-1895 Teaching school in the Intermediate Department of the Richmond High School.
1903 Moved to Richmond.
1904 Vice President of Alumni.
1906 Married Frank Fanning.

 

McCAULEY, Richard D., born in Richmond, MI, age 21, height 5’-9", weight 160 lb.
 
1892-1893 Working in Warren, Ohio.

 

LUTES, S. Mabel, born in Richmond, MI, age 18, height 5’-4-1/2", weight 122 lb.
 
1892 Secretary of the Alumni.
1894-1896 Treasurer of the Alumni.
1901 Married A. W. Kludt of Lenox. Moved to Detroit.

 

CLARK, Abigail M., born in Cleveland, OH, age 18, height 5’-4", weight 140 lb.
 
1891 Attended Detroit Business College.
1893 Moved to Chicago.
1902 Married Mr. Squires in November.
  Blanche born.

 

FULLER, L. Roy, born in Columbus, MI, age 17, height 5’-5", weight 117 lb.
 
1892-1893 Attending school in La Porte, Indiana.
1900-1901 In business in Yale, MI.
1904 Twins Frederick and Frances born July 2nd.

 


The Class of 1892

Class Color: old rose; Class Motto: "Out of School into Life’s School"

School Principal: Mr. Robert J. Crawford

The exercises were held at Cooper’s Hall, which was nicely decorated in tamarack and flowers. The class motto occupied a conspicuous place above the arch. The program was as follows: Class motto: Mary E. Sullivan, class history: Julia G. Corey, Class prophecy: Edna E. Patterson, valedictory address: Ernest M. Randall. Music was furnished by Mrs. Dennison, Misses Jessie Gilbert and Mae Beebe, Mr. C.S. Sutton, Mr. A.L. Kronner.

A class song composed by Alice M. Hotteling was sung. A banquet was furnished by the Alumni. In the absence of W.S. Stone (president of Alumni), A.M. Keeler addressed the class.
 

RANDALL, Ernest M., born in Richmond, age 19, height 5’-4-1/4", weight 115 lb.
 
1893 Attending Agricultural College in Lansing.

 

SULLIVAN, Mary E., born in New Haven, age 18, height 5’-4-3/4", weight 125 lb.
 
1893 Taught District No. 1 in Lenox.
1894 Teaching in District No. 10 in Lenox.
1900-1901 Teaching in New Baltimore, Michigan.
1903 In convent.

 

PATTERSON, Edna E., born in St. Clair, age 18, height 5’-5", weight 114.
 
1892-1893 Taught West School in Richmond.
1893 Secretary of the Alumni.
1894-1895 Taught school in District #3 Richmond.
1895 Attended school in Albion, Michigan.
1896 Teaching in the Primary Dept. of the Richmond High School.
1899-1901 Teaching in Charlevoix, Michigan.
1902-1903 Teaching in East Jordan.
1906 Keeping millinery store in Lenox.

 

COREY, Julia G., born in Lenox, age 17, height 5’-4-1/2", weight 111.
 
1893 Taught school at Lenox.
1896 Married Charles S. Sutton of Richmond August 11th.
1904 April - Stuart born.

 


The Class of 1893

Class Color: Salmon and blue; Class Motto: "Onward to Victory"

School Principal: Mr. Robert J. Crawford

The commencement exercises were held in Cooper’s Hall which was very nicely trimmed in the class colors salmon and blue, and flowers. The class motto "Onward to Victory" was arranged in the form of the figure thirteen, that being the number of members in the class. The audience were entertained by essays on the following subjects: "Perils of Ignorance in a Republic" by Maggie O"Donnell; Class History: by David W. Quick; Class Motto: "Onward to Victory" by Linas McCauley; "After graduation, What?" by Helen M. Rutledge; "Deeds not Hours, the Measure of Life" by W. V. McDougall; "Aim high with Arrow Truth" by Lula Kingsbury; Class Poem by Blanch Allen; "Friendship through Life’s battles" by J.C. Reynolds; "Progress of our Country" by H.C. Beatty; Class Prophecy by Mabel Caster; "Immigration and its evils" by J.M. Stoddard; "Adversity, a touchstone" by Bertha L. Clark, Valedictory by Roy M. Norton. The class address was delivered by Wm. B. Hunt of the Class of 1890. Music was furnished by the Lenox Orchestra: Miss Jennie Gilbert, Miss Mae Beebe, Miss May ...(left blank), Mr. Charles Sutton, Mr. Andrew Kronner. A banquet was provided by the Alumni.
 
 

Mc DOUGALL, William V., age 19, born in Detroit, height 6’-1/2", weight 140 lbs.
 
1895 Librarian for R.R.Y. of C.A. at West Detroit.

 

NORTON, Roy M, age 17, born in Armada, height 5’-8", weight 120 lbs.
 
1893-1894 Teaching school in District No. 2 Lenox.
1895-1896 Teaching at Big Stone school.
1898-1901 Attending Agricultural College in Lansing.
1902 Married Grace French.
1903-1904 Living in Pt. Huron

 

STODDARD, John M., age 16, born in Lenox, height 5’-7", 143 lbs.
 
1894 Learning telegraphy at Lenox.
1895-1900 Night Operator at Lenox.
1901-1902 Night Operator in Mt. Clemens
1903-1904 Fermann-Peterson, N.J.

 

ALLEN, Blanche., (no personal data given)
 
1893-1894 Teaching school in District No. 9 fractional, Richmond & Columbus.
1899 Married Orville Pulver
1902-1903 Teaching at Lenox School.

 

BATTY, (a.k.a. BEATTY), Herbert C. (no personal data given)
 
1893 Clerking in Ira J. Lovejoy’s store in Lenox.
1894-1896 Clerking in M. Leuehs ? (possibly Leach’s) store in Richmond.
1900 Married Mamie L. Taylor of Memphis

 

CASTER, Mabel A., age 17, born in Richmond, height 5’-4", weight 115 lbs.
 
1893 Attending school in Detroit.
1894 Secretary of Alumni Association
1901 Married Bert Wellman.
1903 Son Alex Charles born
1905 Son William Waldren born.

 

CLARK, Bertha L., age 18, born in Monroe, height 5’/3-1/4", weight 140.
 
1893 Moved to Chicago.
1894 Attending school of Oratory in Chicago.
1901 Married Elmer Gates of Chicago.

 

KINGSBURY, Lulu M., age 18, born in Hunters Creek, height 5’-2", weight 117 lbs.
 
1894 Married to Edwin J. Keeler on May 16th and goes to make her home in Paynesville, Michigan.

 

O’DONNELL, Maggie A., age 18, born in Columbus, height 5’/3-1/2", weight 107 lbs.
 
1893 Teaching school in Columbus.

 

QUICK, David W. (no personal info given)
 
1894 Learning telegraphy at Chesterfield, Michigan.
1895 Learning telegraphy at Lenox, Michigan
1900-1903 Conductor on Rapid Railway, Marine City to Chesterfield.

 

REYNOLDS, James C., age 18, born in Columbus, height 5’/7-1/2", weight 140 lbs.
 
1903 1904 In Denver, Colorado.

 

RUTLEDGE, Helen M. (no personal info given)
 
1894 Organist in Marine City Catholic Church
1895-1896 Teaching school in District of St. Clair.
1900 Married Wm. E. Fitzgerald of Lenox

 

McCAULEY, Linus J., age 18, born in Richmond, height 5’-5", weight 130 lbs.
 
1893 Teaching school in District No. 7, Lenox Township.
1900 Married Ella Grinnell



 
 

The Class of 1894

Class Color: white; Class Motto: "The Ropes of the Past ring the Bells of the Future"

School Principal: Mr. Robert J. Crawford

The exercises were held at Cooper’s Hall which was very prettily trimmed in the class color and flowers. The class motto "The Ropes of the Past ring the Bells of the Future" was illustrated by the large bells of green with ropes attached, hanging in the center of the arch. The evening passed very pleasantly with the audience thoroughly appreciating the program. The class was addressed by W. S. Stone of the Class of 1888. Music was furnished by the Lenox Orchestra. A banquet was provided by the Alumni.
 
 

BAILEY, Clarence M., age 17, born in Richmond, MI., height 6’-1", weight 155 lbs.
 
1897 Attended Fenton Normal School.
1900 Married Helen B. Hunt of Columbus.
1904 Son Eugene born.

 

BALLENTINE, Helen B., age 19, born in Lake Port, height 5’-6", weight 115-1/2 lbs.
 
1894 Moved to Pt. Huron.

 

FREEMAN, Marguerite N., age 18, born in Richmond, height 5’-5", weight 114 lbs.
 
1894 Attending Detroit Conservatory of Music.
1897 Married Caleb S. Miller
1895 President of the Alumni
1898 Living in Geures
1899 Living in Richmond
1900 Son: Thomas Harrop Miller born.

 

FRENCH, Grace W., age 17, born in Lenox, height 5’-2", weight 96-1/2 lbs.
 
1902 Married Roy Norton June 11, 1902.
1903 Son Walter N. born March 2nd.
1904 Daughter Ruth born Dec. 9, 1904.

 

HARRIS, Edgar M., age 19, born in Armada, height 6’-11", weight 150 lbs.
 
1894 Attending Medical College in Detroit.
1895 Attending Medical College in Chicago.
1902-1903 Physician in New Haven.

 

HEATH, May A. (no personal info given)
 
1894 Teaching school in Claggett District.
1895 Teaching school in Chesterfield.
1897 Married Harry A. Simmons.
1898 Son Walter H. Simmons born.
1901 Daughter Mary Evelyn Simmons born.
1903 Daughter Dorothy K. Simmons born.
1910 Secretary of the Alumni.

 

LUTES, John W., age 17, born in Richmond, height 5’-7", weight 133 lbs.
 
1894 Learning Druggist’s trade in E.G. Gleason’s Store
1894 President of the Alumni.
1895-1896 Attending Pharmaceutical Dept. at U.of M.
1899-1901 Pharmacist for E.G. Gleason
1902 Bought out E.G. Gleason.
1907 Married Anna Monthe, Armada.

 

PATTERSON, Evelina K , age 18, born in St. Clair, height 5’-4", weight 184 lbs..
 
1895 Teaching in District #9, Richmond.

 

RAVEN, Emma L., age 18, born in Lamb, height 5’-1", weight 100 lbs.
 
1894-1895 Teaching school.
1898 Married W. O’Connor.
1901 Home in Emmett, Michigan.

 

WELDING, Nellie H., age 18, born in Richmond, height 5’-8", weight 128 lbs.
 
1906 Married to Erwin Fenton of Richmond on Sep. 2, 1906.
1907 Son Percy F. born May 30th.

 

WEEKS, Alfred D., age 18, born in Richmond, height 5’-9", weight 161 lbs.
 
1895 Teaching school.
1895 Died October 21, 1895 of typhoid fever. The funeral was held at his home. Members of the School and Alumni attended. Members of the band acted as pall bearers. The Alumni expressed their sympathy by sending a beautiful floral offering.

 


The Class of 1895

Class Color: pink, willow green; Class Motto: "Labor brings Success"

School Principal: Mr. Robert J. Crawford

The commencement exercises were held in Cooper’s Hall which was nicely decorated in pink and green and roses. The class motto: "Labor brings Success" was arranged above the stage in cedar. Music was furnished by the orchestra.
 
 

NYE, Ira L., age 18, born in Davis, height 5’3", weight 124 lbs.
 
1895 Teaching school near Romeo.
1901 Teaching school near Disco. Married.

 

PARKER, Alfred J., age 17, born in Columbus (no other data);
 
1895-1896 Studying Law in Mt. Clemens.
1899 Graduated from Detroit College of Law.
1899 Married Dec. 27th to Edna A. Bernard.
1900-1904 Practicing Law in Mt. Clemens, MI.
1907 Practicing Law in Chicago.

 

RANDALL, Frank A., age 17; (no other data)
 
1895-1896 Teaching Richards School.

 

STODDARD, Martha L., age 16, born in Lenox, height 5’4", weight 108 lbs.
 
1895 Secretary of Alumni Association.
1896 Secretary of Alumni Association.
  Married Fred Schoeman.
1903-1904 Living in Oregon.
1905-1907 Living in St. Clair, Michigan.

 


The Class of 1896

Class Color: pale blue; Class Motto: "This ends our first lesson"

School Principal: Mr. J.M. Tice

The exercises were held at Cooper’s Hall which was prettily decorated in pale blue and cream. The class motto: "This ends our first lesson" occupied a conspicuous place above the arch. Music was furnished by Misses Lincoln and Gilbert and Chas. Sutton, Warren Stone, Helen Rutledge, and Anna Rutledge.
 
 

BERNARD, Edna A., age 17, born in Richmond, height 5’-3/4", weight 102 lbs.
 
1896 Acting as Clerk in the Post Office in Richmond.
1899 Married Dec. 27th to Alfred J. Parker
1900 Sanford P. born, September 26th.
1902 James born June 21st.

 

CLAGGETT, Lettie H., age 18, born in Lenox, height 5’-5", weight 111-1/2 lbs.
 
1900-1901 Clerk in Cooper & Son’s store.
1902 Married Elton Bailey.
1903-1904 Living in Richmond.

 

FITZGERALD, William E., age 21, born in Lenox, height 5’-8", weight 162 lbs.
 
1896 Teaching the Catholic School at New Baltimore.
1900 Married Helen Rutledge.
1901-1904 Has position with Richmond Elevator Company.

 

GRINNELL, Ella L., age 18, born in Columbus, height 5’-1/4", weight 104 lbs.
 
1900 Moved to Detroit.
1900 Married to L.J. McCauley.

 

GILLETT, Frank A., age 17, born in Richmond (no other data)
 
1896 Clerking in A. E. Fuller’s store.
1899 Clerking in Drug Store in Pontiac, MI.
1906 Clerking in Drug Store in Washington.

 

HENRY, Addie M., age 19, born in Tyrme, N.Y., height 5’-4-1/4", weight 122 lbs.
 
  Married George Porrett.
  Resides in Columbus, MI.

 

KEELER, Ralph, E., age 17, born in Mt. Clemens, height 5’-6", weight -;
 
1896 Attended Detroit Business College.
1899 Married September 13, to Vhay E. Gould.
1900-1901 Engaged in business in Richmond.
1901 R.F.D. Mail carrier in Richmond.
1903-1904 With Mt. Clemens casket Company.
1905-1906 With Mt. Clemens roofing company.
1907 With American Paint & Glass Co.

 

LEARN, Lillian, J., age 18, born in Brantford, height 5’-4", weight 116-1/2 lbs.
 
1896 Married in October to Trace Bethuy of New Haven.
1899 Moved to Pontiac, Michigan.

 

MOORE, Florence L., age 16, born in Almont, height 5’-3-1/2", weight 110-1/2 lbs.
 
1897 Attending Normal School of Michigan.
1899 Graduated from State Normal School.
1900-1901 Teaching school in Arbor Vitae, Wis.
  Teaching school in Marine City.

 

McDOUGALL, John A., age 18, born in Detroit (no other data).
 
1899-1901 With D&C Boat Company in Detroit.

 
 
 

SIPPEL, Wilie M., age 18, born in Lenox, height 5’-6-1/2", weight 140 lbs.
 
1904 Preaching in Bay City, Michigan.



 
 

The Class of 1897

Class Color: white and green; Class Motto: "Grit, Grace, and Glory"

School Principal: Mr. J.M. Tice

The exercises were held at the Congregational Church which was prettily draped in the class colors. The motto: Grit, Grace, and Glory" was arranged above the stage. Music was furnished by the Orchestra.

(Note: Beginning in 1897, no more personal data.)
 
 

CONKLIN, David W.
 
  no info. available

 

CARLETON, Jay A.
 
1897 Attending Albion College.
1901 With Free Press Co. in Detroit.
1904 Working in Detroit Post Office.

 

FAIRFIELD, Irene M.
 
  Moved to Marine City, Michigan
  Married Gale Westbrooke of Marine City.

 

FRENCH, Mark E.
 
  Married Marie Schuck.

 

McKAY, Dallas R.
 
1897 Attending Business College in Detroit.
1898 Position in Newberry, Michigan.
1899-1900 Position as Stenographer in Detroit.
1901 Superintendent at American Express Co.

 

NORTON, Myrtle E.
 
1897 Married Dr. J. F. McCarty, October 14th.
1901 Daughter Florence Lucille born.

 

ROBINSON, Etta A.
 
  no info. available

 

SIMMONS, Eva Bess
 
  married Frank J. Hirt.

 

SPENCER, Ella W.
 
1899-1900 Working in A.E. Fuller’s store.
1901 Married to W. J. Sample.

 

VAN NORSTRAND, Nealie H.
 
1897 Teaching school.
1904 Stenographer in Detroit.

 
 
 

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