From Geneva Gazette 2 July 1897
High School Commencement - Geneva NY 1897
The programme consisted of essays and orations by the
members of the graduating class. The young ladies looked very
dainty and sweet in their snow white dresses, and essays and orations
showed the thoroughness of training to which all are subjected in our
The Wheat Memorial prize of $25, awarded to the pupil having done the
best work in English in the eleventh grade, was evenly divided between Emily
Kate Truesdale and Henry T. Maxwell, each having the
standing of 92 per cent. The prize of $5 in gold, offered by the
Seneca Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, for the
essay on some subject connected with American History was awarded to John
Following the announcement of the prize-winners was the address
to the graduating class, delivered by the Rev. Dr. Converse, of Hobart.
He took for his theme: "Do your own work; do it mightily,
do your work in the fear of God."
The names of the graduates are as follows:
Class of 1897
|Anna Caroline Brooks
Harry Beggs Hadley
Annie Kerby Hardison
|Harry L. King
Mary Agnes Maxwell
Julia Frances Murphy
Adelaide Josephine Worth
GRADUATES OF THE TEACHERS' TRAINING CLASS, 1897
Clara Belle Goodale
Stella C. Brown
Anna E. Groden
Hariett M. Everitts
Jessie M. Fidler
Mary M. Keith
Alice Burton Fothergill
Gertrude Emily Whedon
The reception and hop were held at Leo's hall Friday evening. The
hall was decorated with palms and flags and spirited music was
furnished by Knapp's orchestra. The reception committee was
inside the entrance to the hall. Supt. Truesdale, Miss Hancock,
Mrs. Truesdale, Misses F. Parker, Young, Dennison and Turner composed
of the reception committee, and from eight til nine received guests of
The dancing commenced at nine and continued till the early hours of
morning. It was the most successful party the school the school
had ever given and was immensely enjoyed by all. There were just
enough present to fill the floor comfortably. Pretty girls and
pretty dresses were in abundance, and the picture was pleasant indeed.
From Geneva Gazette 2 July 1897
ST. FRANCIS DESALES SCHOOL
Commencement Exercises - A Fine Entertainment which was well
attended - The Class of '97
The programme was of a high order and very interesting. The
annual examinations were held at the school last week, and on Monday
evening the The commencement exercises of St. Francis deSales school
were held in the old Dutch Church on Monday and Tuesdayprizes were
awarded. The program follows:
OVERTURE, The Bohemian Girl . . . Balfe
On Tuesday evening the old Dutch Church was again
crowded with people who had braved the heavy downpour of rain to attend
the closing exercises of the school. An enjoyable evening was
spent and all
went home well pleased that they had ventured forth in the storm.
DRILL . . . "Flags of the Nations" ----- Anna Kenney, Kate
Carney, Sarah Sweeney, Kate Sullivan, Bessy Lydon, Agnes Kenney, Teresa
Hogan, Helen Kierst, Nellie Quinn, Rose Harrington, May Gannon, Anna
Gannon, Mary McNamara, Anna Hyatt, Josephine Murphy, Mary Callahan,
Margaret Kelleher, Florence Dousek, Julia Carroll, Alice Ferris, Mary
Finn, Mary Moylan,
Nellie Murphy, Agnes Broderick, Anna Finn
RECITATION . . . "The Father's Choice" - Francis McGrain
The School Festival . . . A cantata in two acts (Seventy pupils);
Queen -- Nora Gannon
Punctuality -- Mary McNicholas
Perseverance -- Eveline Rickon
Generosity -- Pauline Sliney
Tardy Scholar -- Charles Huerter
Selfish Scholar -- Louis Stauff
Pupil of St. Francis de Sales School -- Sarah Moylan
ACT I . . . "Crowning the Children" -- THE LITTLE GRANDMAS, "A Musical
Pantomime"; Lillian Enright, Margaret Rogers, Mary Rogers,
Hannah Rogers, Dollie Oulehan, Mary Oulehan, Cecia Kearns, Grace
Mary Toole, Loretta Higgins, Sara Sheehan, Katie Jordan, Mildren
Rose Taro, Esther Ryan, Sara Moylan
VOCAL SOLO . . . "A Soldier I'll Be" -- Harry Kane
THE YOUNG CRITIC -- George Greenwood and Austin Joyce
SCHOOL GIRLS IN TARDY LAND -- Esther Hawkins, Margaret McCarthy,
Mary Pavlak, Anna Finn, Emma Bourne, Guy Quinan, Francis Joy, George
VOCAL SOLO . . . "A Letter to Mamma" -- Mary Coleman
DIALOGUE . . . "Useless Brains" -- Cast of Characters:
Fred Merton (an idle boy) -- Louis Stauff
Prince Wisdom -- Charles Madaio
Spelling -- George Hennessey
Reading -- James Hart
Writing -- Patrick Mahoney
Grammar -- Michael Groden
Arithmetic -- John Moylan
Geography -- Joseph Manley
Pencil -- John Mulcahy
CHORUS . . . "Wrecked and Saved" -- John Lynch, Lawrence
McGuirl, Joseph Davids, Willie Holleran, Thomas Toner, John Malone,
Joseph Manley, Thomas Brennan, Abraham Hawkins, Harry Kane, Richard
O'Hara, Thos. Welch, Michael Groden, Thomas Sliney, Freddy Hennessy,
John Harrington, George Hennessy, Francis O'Malley, Michael Quinn
CANTATA ACT II . . . "The Children's Holiday"
PART SONG . . . "If the Waters Could Speak as They Flow"
Reading of Honor Roll -- Anna Kenny
Awarding of medals and distribution of prizes
Accompanists -- Piano -- Prof. H. B. Huerter; Violin -- Pierce
Chartres, class '91
Donors of prize medals -- Daniel E. Moore, Bernard Borgman, Stephen
Coursey, Thomas A. Kane, Timothy F. O'Brien
Recipients of medals:
For highest standing in Regents' Examinations -- Anna T. Lynch
For Christian Doctrine -- Mary McNamara
For Catechism -- Helen Carney
For Deportment -- Bernard Blanch
For Regular Attendance -- Anna Claffey
Class of '97
|Frederick T. Burns
James L. Malone
Michael F. Devaney
Anna T. Lynch
Anna M. Claffey
|Elizabeth T. Lydon
Mary C. Coursey
Sarah C. Quinn
Sarah L. Sweeney
Teresa A. Hogan
From Geneva Gazette 1 July 1898
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES SCHOOL - Annual
At the closing exercises of St. Francis de Sales School, held at
the Catholic chapel, corner of Main and William streets, on Tuesday and
Wednesday evenings, very large and appreciative audiences were present.
The drama "Dolores" was presented; the children taking part in it
were trained by the Sisters of the Parochial School. The play was
very ably presented and much credit is due the Sisters and the children
who took part in it.
THE CLASS OF '98
The donors of medals are: Daniel E. Moore,
Bernard Borgman, Timothy F. O'Brien, Stephen Coursey, Thomas A. Kane.
The recipients of medals are: The highest standing in
regents' examinations, Anna Kenny; for Christian Doctrine, Ellen
Cannon; for catechism, Helen Mooney, for deportment, Rose
for regular attendance, Barbara Olsowsky.
From Geneva Gazette 1 July 1898
The graduating class of '98, Geneva High School as follows:
Pierce F. Chartres
Mabel L. Dickinson
Henrietta L. Eylenbergh
Lucy E. Fordon
Eugertha G. Lawrence
|Lillie J. McMahon
Mary L. Meigs
Mary A. O'Neill
Margaret M. O'Neill
Thomas McB. Steele
From Geneva Gazette February 10 1899
GENEVA CLASSICAL & UNION SCHOOL
Results of Regents Examinations
We give in detail the results of the Regents examinations held at the
High School during the last week of January. On the whole the
results were satisfactory although the teachers perceive the effects of
irregularities in attendance caused by the recent epidemic of grippe.
Three hundred and eleven pupils were examined, who handed in 697 answer
papers on 34 different subjects. Of these papers, 596 were
accepted and 227 were marked honor, i. e. 90 per cent or above.
We print below the names of successful candidates.
Those who passed the examinations in reading and writing have
completed their preliminary subjects and will receive Regents
F. Lillian Belding
Walter Van Giesen
Ethel Van Houten
Walter Van Giesen
F. Lillian Belding
Ethel Van Houten
F. Lillian Belding
Walter Van Giesen
M. Louise Means
Harriet Van Tassal
Mild'd Van Huben
Nellie Van Tuyl
First Year German
First Year French
Eugene A. Ellis
U. S. History
|Maggie B. Black
Nellie Van Tuyl
New York History
Flocie Van Huben
Nellie Van Tuyl
Floice Van Huben
First Year English
Third Year English
Course in English Reading
First Year Latin
Ethel Van Houten
Rose E. Rice
M. Louise Meigs
From Geneva Gazette 22 June 1900
The graduating class of Geneva High School numbers twenty-six whose
names follow: John J. Chartres, Fannie B. Andrews, Lena B.
Broadway, Kathryn M. Buckley, Margaret M. Desmond, Harriet A.
Dickinson, Bridget A. Doran, Mary E. Durkee, M. Ina Hancock, Edward
G. Nellis, Nora V. Hennessey, Olive Jacobs, Catherine Murray, Laura
Payne, Isabella D. Rice, Stella M. Ringer, Byron M. Nester, Elizabeth
M. Rippey, Lillie B. Scofield, Lottie M. Spenton, Ella K. Truesdale,
Roland W. Schumann, James W. Wilson, Florence A. Van Huben, Bessie A.
Whitfield, Florence L. Wells. Of these it is reported that
more than one-half will enter either University, College or Normal
From Geneva Daily Times 23 June 1902
The commencement exercises of St. Francis de Sales school will be held
at the Smith Opera House Friday evening. There are 32 graduates
in the class this year, as follows: William L. Baker, Lawrence
J. Barrett, John O. Connor, Felix M. Taney, Thomas J. Taney, John A.
Toole, Raoul LeBrun, Florence J. Huck, Thomas J. Maney, Thomas
J. Hickey, Edward A. Hennessey, Isabelle F. Kenny, Mary H. Pavlak,
Helen VanNortwick, Florence Rogan, Anna G. Murphy, Mary A. Murphy,
Regina A. Quinn, Helen C. Sparrow, Anna A. Garvey, Elizabeth C.
Gulliver, Anna C. Doran, Rose C. Dinan, Alice J. Ferris, Helen P.
Toole, Mary B. O'Malley, Agnes G. O'Malley, Julia A. Hickey, Mary
E. Kinney, Josephine Ryan, Mary Roland and Evelyn L. Rickon.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 June 1902
After considerable delay the faculty of the high school has
announced the personnel of the class of 1902
which is the largest graduating class in the history of the school.
The class numbers 33 or two less than originally expected.
Of the number graduated 21 are young women and 12 are young men.
The young people who will receive diplomas at the commencement
exercises Friday morning are as follows: Maggie Belle Black,
Alice Bond, Ruth Coleman, Carrie M. Coon, Maud Emma Demming, Florence
Lomira Eggleston, Sara Frances Forden, Annabell Gosman, Olive Nelson
Hancock, Edith May Kirk, May McLaughlin, Emma Louise Knight, Alice May
Moses, Lucy Elizabeth Reynolds, Betty Lulu Smith, Edna May Smith, Edna
May Taylor, Myra Anna Wader, Elsie May Weyburn, Florence Louise Wilcox,
Dewight Coleman, Edward Robert Dobbin, Paul Folger, Clarence Arlington
Goodwin, Charles Edwin Haslett, Fred Willis Herndeen, Harry Dains
Marshall, Percy Austine Palmer, William Durant Schell, Claude B.
Smith, Edward Maynor Trott, Eljah Robert Williams.
From Geneva Advertiser 18 November 1902
"The High School News" for November was issued last Thursday. Miss
Katherine M. Kean is editress, with Bernice Anderson, Byron
Rennyson, Frank Rogers, John Reynolds, Anna Gilbert, Mary Rippey,
Hester May, A. W. Mason, assistants; Mead Rupert and Paul
Henry, business managers. It is chock full of school news
From Geneva Advertiser 23 June 1903
High School - The graduating exercises of the Geneva High School
will be held in the Assembly Hall, Friday morning, June 26, at ten
o'clock. The graduating class numbers twenty as follows: Bernice
Anderson, Carrie Edith Bond, Martha V. Cahill, Mary E. Cannon,
Anna Gilbert, Charles Churchill Haskins, Katherine M. Kean, Cecil
Curtis McKay, Mary Louise Means, Byron
F. Rennyson, Mary Anne Rippey, Allen Mead Rupert, Lucy Rupert,
Robert Maxwell Scoon, Pauline U. Sliney, Harry S. Sternberg,
Anna Stubbs, Ethel P. Van Houten, George D. Whedon, Roy Elijah Wilson. At
the class exercises Miss Bernice Anderson is the prophet of
the class. The historic cane is to be handed down to the junior class
by Geo. D. Wheadon, and
it will be received by Miss Mable Ansley for the juniors. The
class reception and ball was held last night in Knights of Columbus
Hall, and is pronounced as one of the most brilliant events of the
season. The hall was gorgeously trimmed for the
From Geneva Daily Times 17 September 1903
HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS - Athletics at the High school are
booming. At a meeting of the association yesterday afternoon, the
following members of last season's baseball team were awarded the right
to wear the "G": Whedon, Wilson, Slosson, Ferguson, Callister,
Captain Alcock. Football is also receiving the attention of
students. The first signal practice of the year was taken last night.
About fifteen men were out and the outlook for a fast team is
said to be exceedingly good. The team lined up last night as follows:
Left end, Roenke; left tackle, Cook; left
guard, Hardison; center, Ottley; right guard, LaPorte;
right tackle, Reynolds; right end, Ripley; quarterback,
Frost; left half, Olmstead; right half, J.
Reynolds; full back and captain, Henry.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 September 1903
HIGH SCHOOL CLUB - Musicians in the High School met yesterday
afternoon and organized a High School Mandolin and Guitar club. The
club proposes to hold regular rehearsals in order to play at the
various High School functions and to give one or two concerts during
the year. Francis Hardison was chosen leader and Harry
Ottley was elected manager. The members of the club at present are
Mandolins - Henry Roenke, Arthur Rose, Harry Ottley,
Arthur Hutchinson, Francis Hardison
Violins - Samuel Nester
Guitar - James Rippey
From Geneva Daily Times 7 October 1903
At a recent meeting of the junior class of the High school the
following officers were elected: President - Henry Roenke;
vice-president - Bessie Allen; secretary - Ethel Lerch; treasurer
- Herman Clark.
Daily Times 23 June 1904
Geneva H. S. Graduates '04 - The members of the class this year
are as follows:
|Mabel Louise Ansley
Winifred Louise Barnes
Edna Gladys Bryan
Leah Nellie Fowle
Marjorie Louise Guilford
Edna Dean Lerch
Martha Gertrude McGready
Anna May McDougall
Emma McKendrick Malette
Hester Spencer May
Helen Hamilton Meigs
|Laura Belle Merritt
Eva May Ripley
Fannie Belle Stengle
Harriet Louise Van Tassel
Mabel Emma Weeks
Edith Olivia Wilcox
Harry Adelbert Wilcox
James Stevenson Allen
Charles Austin Bickford
|James Earle Butts
Frederick Thomas Cass
Francis Baxter Hardison
Hudson Dodge Henion
John Garrow Reynolds
Robert Scott Ripley
Edwin Floyd Rippey
James Luther Rippey
Lawrence Edward Tyndall
From Geneva Daily
Times 23 June 1904
St. Francis de Sales school will close tomorrow afternoon without
any special exercises. The graduating class this year is the largest to
leave the institution in some time, there being twenty-eight members,
sixteen girls and twelve boys. The
girls' gold medal for scholarship has been won by Marie A.
Althoff, whose average is 98 3/4 per cent. The boys' gold medal
for scholarship has been merited by Francis J. Joyce, whose
average is 96 percent.
The following is a list of the graduates: Henry F. Bolin,
William H. Carroll, Edward J. Donahue, Edward J. Dinan, Louis H. Guard,
William T. Holleran, Francis J. Joyce, Henry C. Kane, John B. Knight,
Thomas J. McCarthy, Leo F. McDonald, Albert J. Mooney, Thomas A.
Murphy, Francis P. O'Brien, Marie A. Althoff,
Margaret A. Barrett, Bridget G. Burke, Mary C. Burger, Anna R.
Buckley, Helen F. Callahan, Mary F. Carrigan, Helen E. Desmond, Alice
L. Donaldson, Mary M. Doran, Alice H. LeBrun, Margaret A. Murphy.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 June 1905
Superintendent William H. Truesdale
has announced the personnel of the class which will graduate
Friday morning at the fifteenth annual commencement of the
High school. The members of the class of 1905 are as follows:
George Walter Angus, Leland Brewer Bonnett, Arthur
Bernard Buchholz, William Charles Cass, Herman Aldrich Clark, Allen
Paton Olmstead, Henry Merrill Roenke, Arthur Lawson Rose, Lawrence
Prescott Van Slyke, Elizabeth Hayward Allen, Merian Elizabeth
Canfield, Leonora Coleman, Sophia Louis Cook, M. Nellie Donahue, Edith
Erskine, Marjorie Frances Farwell, Margaret Helen Field, Caroline
Matilda Fordon, Edna Adelia Gasper, Violet May Goodwin, Alice Abigail
Hawkins, Anna Mabel Hutchinson, Ethel Regina Lerch, Mildred
Louise Meeker, Maude Moody, Frances Moore, Ethel D. Morris, Helen
Theresa Murphy, Catherine Susan Oaks, Elsie Chathem Pontius, Diana M.
Porter, Julia Rice, Blanche Martha Roberts, Ida Emma
Schnirel, Mable Frances Sperry, Cora Genevieve Sweeney, Virginia Palmer
From Geneva Daily Times 22 June 1905
The closing exercises of St. Francis de Sales school were held this
afternoon when the following program was given: Chorus, Spring
Invitation, seventh, eighth and ninth grades; salutatory, John H.
Oulehan; instrumental duet, "The Dragon Fighter," Loretta M.
Higgins and Mary H. Manley; concert recitation,
"Berenice," graduates; awarding of diplomas and prizes; address by Very
Rev. W. A. McDonald.
The following received diplomas from the school: George F. Knight,
William P. O'Malley, John H. Olehan, Francis M. Quinn, Howard H. Welsh,
Elizabeth R. Broderick, Anna M. Groden, Mildred A. Holleran, Elizabeth
A. Kane, Alice L. Lydon, Mary H. Manley, Anna E. McDonald, Anna C.
McNarama, Frances A. Murphy, Margaret M. Russel; Margaret A. Smedes,
Mary E. Toole, Frances M. Tracey, and Anita A. Veit.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 5 April 1906
The senior class of the High school has chosen Bruce Bronson,
James Loman, Pauline Vail and Margaret Donohue to
that class in the annual contest between the senior and junior class.
junior class will be represented by Paul Watson, Harold Rigby,
Dilman and Mabel Vance.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 June 1906
The personnel of the graduating class of the High School was
definitely made out today. Some delay in announcing the names of the
graduates was caused as the teachers were unable to mark all of the
papers before. The class this year is
the largest in the history of the school. It numbers thirty-eight in
all, twenty-four girls and fourteen boys. Following is the list of
Mary Catherine Blodgett
Marion Helen Bradley
Lulu Bertha Dilman
Edith Mary Dobbin
Margaret Louise Donahue
Anna Clara Doran
Harriet Elizabeth Dorman
Florence Winifred Foster
Mary Elizabeth Hofmann
Josie May Johnson
Louise May McDill
Mildred VanDusen McKay
Anna Mae Maloney
Mary Helen Pavlak
Anna Christine Primps
Anna Henderson Reid
Willhelmina Isadore Roenke
Lena May Schroeder
Florence Rachel Spence
Jessie Amelia Sperry
Marjorie Ray Stahl
Helen Elizabeth Van Nortwick
Mae Jennie Constance Wiggin
Elmer Bruce Brunson
Frank Karl Frolich
James C. Loman
Thomas J. Maney
John DeWolf Northrop
George Frederick Pierce
Merritt Cole Rogers
Hugh Duncan Rose
Alexander Wilson Skinner
Leon Ryder Smith
Frederick Calkins Torrance
Whitney Allen Wagner
John Henry Wallace
Samuel George Weir
From Geneva Daily Times 25 June 1906
The closing exercises at St. Francis de Sales parochial school took
place at the school house this afternoon. The exercises consisted of
songs and recitations, the presentation of the class by Rev. Edward
Dwyer and the awarding of prizes and the presentation of diplomas by
Very Rev. W. A. McDonald. The salutatory was delivered by Loretta
Higgins and the address by Francis T. McGrain. The
members of the graduating class were:
James A. Chartres, Thomas K. Fahy, Patrick E. Hennessy, Albert J.
Kane, Robert E. Kellow, Charles A. Long, Lester J. Malone, Francis T.
McGrain, Vincent J. Mulvey, Thomas L. O'Brien, John E. O'Malley, Monica
M. Brislan, Florence I. Claffey, Mary M. Coleman, Mary E.
Durnin, Margaret E. Fleming, Elizabeth E. Guinan, Helen M. Guinan,
Loretta A. Higgins, Catherine H. Jordan, Loretta M. Kane, Mildred A.
Malone, Margaret C. McCherry, Florence F. McGuirl, Susan H. Moore,
Helen I. O'Malley, Dorothy E. Oulehan, Mary E. Oulehan, Helen A.
Preston, Mary F. Quinn, Mary M.
Rogers, Margaret S. Rogers, Florence A. Toole, Catherine A. Taney.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 September 1906
This week will witness the opening of many of the schools and colleges
of the country and will be a busy one for the young people of the city
who intend to continue their education this year. The following list
includes those (Genevans) who will continue their higher education
together with those who will enter college for the first time:
University of Michigan - Donald D. VanSlyke, Robert Monagle, Claude
Smith, Allen Olmstead
Syracuse University - James Allen, Winifred Barnes, Louise McDill,
John Northrop, Marjorie Farwell, Louise Means,
Princeton University - Francis Hardison
Cornell University - Hudson Henion, Mildred McKay
Hamilton College - Robert Scoon
Trinity College - William Licht
University of California - Herman Clark
Leland Stanford University - Cecil McKay
Elmira - Edna Taylor, Mable Ansley, Bessie Allen, Caroline Forden
Wells College - Fannie Licht, Anna L. Herendeen
Northwestern College - Lena Schroeder
Geneseo Norman - Eva Ripley, Nellie Donahue, Anna Primps, Elizabeth
Cortland Normal - Myra Wader, Leah Fowle, Mable Sperry
Brockport Normal - Mable Weeks, Diana Porter,
Ethel Morris, Robert Gilliland
Buffalo Normal - Cora Sweeney, Mary Pavlak, Helen Van Norwick,
Albany Normal - Margaret Cass
Mechanics Institute, Rochester - Lucy Rupert,
Pratt Institute - Louise Cook
Hobart College - Floyd and James Rippey, William Cass, Fred Cass,
Henry Roenke, Earl Butts, James Lowman, Walter Durfee, Whitney Wagner,
Ray Callister, Alexander Skinner, Merritt Rogers, Lawrence P. VanSlyke
From Geneva Daily Times 24 June 1907
Graduating exercises were held at St. Francis de Sales and St.
Stephen's churches last evening for the classes of 1907
of the respective parochial schools. The members of the graduating
class of St. Francis de Sales were: John J. Hayes, Leo F. Lake,
William P. Lynch, Leon S. Madden, Francis J. Murphy, John F. Neary,
William L. O'Connor, Edward M. O'Hora, William P. O'Malley, George W.
O'Malley, Thomas J. Rogers, William A. Sullivan, Nicholas
A. Sauerborn, Thomas D. Guinan, Helen M. Burger, Helen A. Cleary, Ella
T. Corcoran, Mary B. Caughlin, Susan T. Dinan, Margaret J. Durnin,
Grace V. Hennesey, Anna C. Holleran, Gertrude A. Knight, Sara M.
Moylan, Anna E. McCarthy, Julia A. McDonald, Ella T.
McNicholas, and Sarah A. Taney.
This year there were awarded for the first time the Thomas H. Sweeney
gold medals for the highest standing in Christian doctrine. The medals
will be present annually hereafter. They were established in honor of
Mr. Sweeney by members of the family. The medals for highest averages
in the graduating class were presented to Margaret J. Durnin, average
95 percent. The prize for regular attendance was awarded to William
L. O'Connor and for application to Ella T. Corcoran.
The honors in the other grades in the school have been awarded as
follows: Eighth grade, regular attendance, Mary A. Bradley; application,
Helen M. Burger; average standing, Julia B. Stapleton.
Seventh grade, Christian doctrine, Frances Hennesey; average
standing, Agnes Walsh; application, Rose Hayes; honor
certificates, Agnes Walsh, Frances Hennesey, Rose Hayes, Wilhelmina
Nolan, Roger Hogan, Daniel Quinlan, Martin
McCarthy, Anthony Olsowsky. Sixth grade, Christian doctrine, Redmond
Welsh; average standing, William Hogan; attendance, Frances
Murphy; application, Mary Coursey, Zenique LeBrun, Joseph
O'Malley and Helen Toole had equal standing for the
prize. Fifth grade: Christian doctrine, Mary Mahoney; average
standing, Isabel Creedon; application, Thomas Toole; attendance,
Alice O'Malley; honor certificates, Thomas Tooke, Charles
McCarthy, Ellen Noonan, Elizabeth Cleary, Gertrude O'Malley, Alice
Toole, Lillian Sapprow, Mary Dunn, Anna Mox. Fourth grade:
Christian doctrine, Margaret Gannon; average standing, Catherine
Brennan, Mary Hanlon; application, Ruth Timms; attendance,
Rosario LeBrun; honor certificates, Catherine Durnin,
Catherine McDonald, Ruth Timms. Third grade:
Catechism, Theresa McCusker; average standing, Francis
attendance, Thomas Neary, John O'Connor, Amelia Schrouder; honor
certificates: Francis Beatty, Amelia Schrouder; application,
From Geneva Daily Times 28 June 1907
Under propitious conditions the class of 1907 was graduated today
from the Geneva High School. The commencement exercises, which were the
seventeenth in the history of the school, were held at 10
o'clock this morning in Smith Opera House, and owing to the ideal June
weather, the theater was filled with friends of the graduates and of
the school. After a selection by the orchestra, Superintendent
announced the award of honors and prizes.
First year, High School, 10th grade - Annie Lucy Bevier, Genevieve
Minnie Black, Florence Ruby Goodelle, Helen Mayhew Haslett, Carrie
Morrison, Lottie Vosburgh.
Second year, High School, 11th grade - Anna Rosalia Buckley, Alice
Louise Knapp, Francis Adelaide Murphy, Isabelle C. Newton,
Albie D. H. Reed.
Third year, High School, Junior Class - Charles Lake
Foreman, Elsie Merdesa Mead, Carl Edwin Newlander.
Fourth year, High School, Senior Class - Leona Delle
Honor Diploma, June '06 - Florence Rachel Spence.
The members of the class of 1907: Herbert L.
Beales; Ethel E. Dilman, Florence A. Foreman, Ida B. Gasper;
Mildred A. Goetchius; Irene E. Nester; Leah E. Primps; Leona Delia
Race; Irving S. Ritter; Warren E. Rouse; Frank E. Rupert; Frank H.
Snyder; Juliet C. Travis; Marguerite S. Wagner; Honor E. Williams;
Reasons for the superiority of the Geneva High School formed the
central idea which ran through several of the important toasts
delivered last evening at the sixth annual dinner of the High School
Alumni Association. . . . Among those present were the following:
W. H. Truesdale, Mrs. W. H. Truesdale, Mrs. T. E. Truesdale, A. H.
Mellen, Milton Haight Turk, Mrs. Milton H. Turk, Henry A. Wheat, Louis
M. Sweet, Wm. J. Hunt, Florence J. Parker, 1881; Charles
Horace Annan, 1882; Everett Jacob Beers, E. M. Evans, A. L.
Sweet, Rose W. P. Nester, Elizabeth H. Allen, Jay F. Goodman, Theodore
J. Rupert, Caroline M. Forden, Hattie E. Williams, 1897; C. E.
Williams, Seth Lewis, 1899; Albert B. Smith, Mary T. Sweeney, 1904;
Mary M. Pavlak, 1896; Helen E. Van Nortwick, 1906; Cora
G. Sweeney, 1905; Irving S. Ritter, Leona D. Race,
Juliet C. Travis, Frank H. Snyder, Irene E. Nester, Warren E. Rouse,
Ethel E. Dilman, M. Elizabeth Hoffman, Pearl Yerkes, 1907; Margaret
Desmond, 1900; Julia F. Murphy, 1897; M. Emeline
Smith, Emmeline W. Thomas, Mrs.
F. R. Furber, Mildred A. Goetchius, Ida B. Gasper, 1907; Edna
Gasper, 1905; Marjorie Farwell, Frederick C. Torrance, 1906;
Mead Rupert, 1896; Louise MacDill, E. Bruce Brunson, 1906;
Martha G. McCready, Charles J. McCready, 1904; Arthur J.
Hammond, 1887; Frank F. Potter, S. Maude Potter, Lucy D.
Albertson, Jessie C. Hillick, 1888; Carrie E. Springstead, 1889;
Charles A. Springstead,
1901; Thos. A. McKelvie, 1884; Elizabeth C. McKelvie, 1885;
Edna M. Smith, 1903; Ruth Coleman, 1902; Genevieve
Howland, 1896; Grace Willard, 1895; Edith M. Dobbin, 1906;
A. Mable Hutchinson, Eva Hemiup, Ethel Regena Lerch, 1905; Anna
C. Brooks, 1897; Edna Dean Lerch, 1904; Vrooman
Ottley, Mary C. Smelzer, 1899; Florence H. Parrott, P. J.
Parrott, Mrs. Pomeroy H. Hubbard, P. B. Hubbard, Ella K. Truesdale, 1900;
Edith Young, 1901; W. H. Rolfe, 1903; Rubie T.
Weyburn, 1896; Elsie M. Weyburn, 1902; Curtis M.
Rolph, 1903; K. Louise Hodgkiss, H. E. Hodkiss, Florence
Eggleston, 1902; F. D. Whitwell, 1894; Elijah R.
Williams, 1902; Marjorie L. Guilford, 1904; Whitney
Allen Wagner, 1906; J. Byington Covert, 1894; J. A.
Spengler, 1890; Wm. M. Fink, 1891; Chas. V. R.
Johnston, Olive Wilson, William D. Schell, Carrie McB. Coon, Charles
Young, Florence Wilcox, Claude Smith, 1902; Ella Potter, Carrie
R. Harmon, Cassandra B. Harmon, Harriet H. Dennison, Lois M. Bennett,
Herman Schnirel, Belle Spragon, Jessie M. King, Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Gracey, Emma Sears, Harry T. King, Gertrude Robinson.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 January 1908
The senior class of the High School gave a most enjoyable and
successful dance last evening in the Assembly Hall. There were about
forty couples there. A four-piece orchestra rendered an exceptionally
fine program of music.
The hall decorations were in light blue and gold, the senior colors.
Superintendent and Mrs. W. K. Truesdale received. Those present were
Spendlove, Aileen Hayes, Laura Castler, Merle Chamberlain, Gladys
Elizabeth Licht, Arlean McDougall, Christine Ford, Elizabeth Giddings,
Childs, Ethel Juliet Travis, Ethel Dilman, Mable Vance, Honor Williams,
Yerkes, Ruth Young, Barbara Klopfer, Miss Caughn, Margaret Skinner,
Stahl, Flossie Goodman, Carrie Rice, Harriet Van Tassel, Florence Wilcox,
Carrie Coon, Marjorie Guilford, Edith Kent of New York, Vida and
Edith Newton of Buffalo, Bertha Burcham and Miss
Marsden of Waterloo; Messrs. Harold Rigby, Jay Goodman, Edward
Donahue, Chester Reynolds, Mr. Kinne, Paul Henry, Floyd Rippey, Willard
McKay, Lawrence Tyndall, John Farwell, Everett Rupert, Theodore Rupert,
C. A. Miller, Elroy Humphrey, William D. Sebell, Claude Smith, Charles
Van Tassel, Robert Cook, Charles Young, Claire Bennett, Lynn Hayes,
John Emig, Robert Gardner, William Allen, Edmund Wirtz, Frank
Lockwood, William Hawkins, William Skinner, William Kane, Frank Snyder,
Harold Frost, Edwin Schumann, James Moore, Richard O'Hora, Hiram
Henderson, Claude Andrews, and Mr. Tobey of Waterloo.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 June 1908
The marking of the papers in the Regents' examinations which were
held at the High School last week were finished this morning as far as
the members of the senior class are concerned and Superintendent
William H. Truesdale was able to announce that every one of the members
of the class will be graduated from the school on Friday morning. . . .
The class this year, which contains 26 girls and 15 boys, is as follows:
Anna Rosalie Buckley, Florence May Caughn, Hatty Sherwood Childs,
Mary Ellen Cullinan, Jennie Cummings, Gertrude Mary Devitt, Frances
Belle Eddy, Mary Elizabeth Giddings, Elizabeth Florence Kelleheer, Anna
Barbara Klopfer, Lillian Beatrice Klopfer, Alice Louise Knapp, Mary
Alicia McDonald, Mary Elizabeth McDonald, Pearl Lucy Manktelow, Elsie
Merdessa Mead, Esther Allen O'Hanlon, Faythe Emilie Olmstead, Mildred
Ellen Ottley, Ethel Elizabeth Tyndall, Mildred Van Deren, Rhoda Erminie
Yerkes, Ruth Arnot Young; William Alexander Allen, Claire Clement
Bennett, Wilford Melville Bowen, Jay Coryell, John Seely Dorman,
Charles Luke Foreman, William Anthony Kane, Stewart Elmer McConnell,
Carl Edwin Newlander, Richard Francis O'Hora, Jesse Petteys, Chester
Wesley Reynolds, James Fletcher Reynolds, Charles Jackson Van Tassel.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 June 1908
The graduating class at St. Francis de Sales parochial school this
year numbers 25. The class will receive their diplomas at the
graduating exercises which will be held at the school hall tonight. The
members of this year's class at the school are as follows:
George Edward Boisvert, Alphonsus Patrick Chapman, Coleman
Thomas Connolly, William Thomas Drumm, Francis Hogan, Arthur William
Lydon, Charles Henry Manley, Daniel Joseph Quinlan, Charles Albert
Roark, Cornelius Francis Taney, Francis John Toole, Mary Anna Bradley,
Esther May Ferris, *Onor Elizabeth Graney, Rose Ella Hayes, Francis
Rose Hennessy, Anna Gertrude Jordan, Mary Teresa Knight, Catherine
Hubertine McDonald, Catherine Agnes McNamara, Margaret Louise Murphy,
Kathleen Francis O'Malley, Hannah Theresa Rogers, Julia Benedict
Stapleton, Agnes Mary Walsh. *Scholarship medals.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 June 1908
Reminiscences of school days in Geneva long before formal
commencement exercises were held and before an alumni association was
even thought of provided the most striking feature of the seventh
annual dinner of the High School Alumni Association, which was held
last evening in the High School Assembly Hall. Among those present at
the dinner were the following: W. H. Truesdale, Mrs. W. H.
Truesdale, David H. Craver, Mrs. David H. Craver, M. S. Sandford, W. O.
Hanlon, William R. Brooks, Anna C. Brooks, '97, William J.
Hunt, Arthur J. Hammond, '87, John B. Hubbs, Florence J. Parker,
Frederick S. Bronson, Julia H. Bronson, Amos Fleming, Edgar Parker,
Bessie M. Stevenson, Vrooman Ottley, Ethel Dilman, '07, Irene
Nester, '07, La Vina Mullie, Lucy D. Albertson, Genevieve D.
Howland, '96, Carrie E. Springstead, '89, Alice
DeVoll, '94. Clarabelle Goodale, '96, Bertha Clough,
Cassandra Harmon, '93, Beatrice L. Canfield, '94, Gertrude
M. Robinson, '89, Mary F. Phillips, '89, Jessie C.
Hillick, '89, Fannie Licht, '91, Margaret Mawell, 99,
Elizabeth Rippey, '00, E. M. Evans, Mary C. Smelzer, '99,
Janet Maxwell, '01, Anna M. Stubbs, '03, Mary A.
Maxwell, '97, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Anderson, Mildred Van Dusen
McKay, '06, J. H. Wallace, '06, James W. Wilson, '00,
George D. Whedon, '03, R. S. Ripley, '04, Lawrence
P. Van Slyke, '05, F. C. Torrance, '06, Lu Dilman, '06,
Harriet E. Dorman, '06, Ella K. Truesdale, '00, Edith
F. Wagner, '04, Hester M. Babcock, '04, William M.
Fink, '91, Zella J. Fink, H. E. Hodgkiss, Louise
Knight Hodgkiss, '02, Fred T. Nester, '84, Mrs. F. T.
Nester, Hattie H. Dennison, '88, Charles Wheeler, '86, Carrie
R. Harmon, '86, Mary J. Franklin, Mrs. Florence A. Lewis, Mrs.
T. B. Ottley, Seth Lewis, '99, Mrs. Sue Seymour Young Hopkins,
'91, William W. Hopkins, '89, Mrs. Gertrude A. Ely,
Miss Emmeline W. Thomas, W. E. Wardlaw, Marjorie L. Guilford, '04,
Jessie M. King, '93, Belle Spraggon, '94, H. L.
King, '97, P. B. Hubbard, Mrs. P. B. Hubbard, J. E. Hale, Paul
Folger, '02, Claude B. Smith, '02, Florence L. Wilcox,
'02, William D. Schell, '02, Florence L. Eggleston, '02,
Fred W. Herendeen, '02, Edith Young, '01, Frank H.
Snyder, '07, Charles S. Young, Carrie M. Coon, '02, Olive
Wilson, '01, Harriet L. Van Tassel, '04, Jane Skinner,
'06, A. S. Kinne, H. Pearl Yerkes, '07, Ida Gasper, '07,
Edna Gasper, '05, Nellie Donahue, '05, Mabel
Hutchinson, '05, Marjorie Farwell, '05, Miriam
From Geneva Daily Times 29 June 1908
The annual graduating exercises of St. Stephen's parochial school
were held at the school hall yesterday. A class of six received their
full diplomas. The exercises for the closing of the school year
consisted of a number of musical selections given by Margaret Mary
Loman, Mary Elizabeth Welch, Norine Helen Manley and Alice
Gertrude McPartland, Francis Michael McDonough, Clarence Augustine
Joyce, Agnes Marie Millerd and Helen Howe Moore, after
which luncheon was served.
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