THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Tales from the old-timer
Old Timer - Pack Rat
Saving memorabillia is a family trait on my family on my dads side, and it afflicts many of us decendants of Grandma and Grandpa Thibodeau. My first cousin, Kay Koster of Rockford, IL., sent me some very old items in the mail, as she, too, has the virus. I have it bad, too, but Kays stuff has been added to the archives. Among the items was the Peshtigo High School Commencement Program for Wednesday, May 28, 1913, more than 100 years ago. Twenty-five people are on the list, and since they would be about 118 years old by now, it is improbable that any remain alive today. Many of the family names are familiar, though, and no doubt some descendants will be reading about this. The list includes the names of those kids of long ago, and on request, I will be able to furnish a Xerox copy. Here are the names:
Robert Taylor Helen Langill
Benjamin Harper Lefa Lucas
Erving Stibbe Dorthy Brouette
James Driscoll Lefa Lucas
Norman Langill Dorthy Brouette
John Ramsay Uretta Cartier
Rigby Slight Ellen Lindquist
Omer Aubin Ellen Pehrson
Kenneth Cullen Geraldine Archambault
Delmar Nelson Mary Northrup
Stanley Hansen Matilda Bishop
Rosella Huss Geraldine Constine
Ethel Nelson Frances True
What became of them all? Who did they marry? Children? Occupations? Peshtigo descendants still living here? Their graduation day came on the eve of World War I. Did some of them get involved in that war?
The Invocation for their graduation ceremony was Rev. A. D. Hastings. Presentation of Diplomas was done by Supt. C. E. Granger. The 1913 Class all sang a song, Goodnight, Beloved.
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