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 excellent schools.

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 best essay on some subject connected with American History was awarded to John Chartres.

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
Essie Jacobs
Harry L. King
Mary Agnes Maxwell
Julia Frances Murphy
Adelaide Josephine Worth

GRADUATES OF THE TEACHERS' TRAINING CLASS, 1897

Mary Bond
Clara Belle Goodale
Stella C. Brown
Anna E. Groden
Hariett M. Everitts
Jennie Howland
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 stationed just 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 school.

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
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); Principal characters:
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 Hennessey, Mary Toole, Loretta Higgins, Sara Sheehan, Katie Jordan, Mildren Holleran, 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 Tyndall
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

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.



From Geneva Gazette 1 July 1898

ST. FRANCIS DE SALES SCHOOL - Annual Commencement Exercises

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

Dennis Creedon
Michael O'Malley
Stephen Sweeney
Elizabeth Brown
Ellen Brislan
Katharine Carney
Martha Carr
Mary Creedon
Rose Dowd
Ida Greenwood
Ellen Hogan
Anna Kenny
Kath. McCarthy
Mary McNamara
Ellen O'Malley
Anna Rowe
Pauline Sliney
Anna Toole
Mary Welch

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 Dinan; for regular attendance, Barbara Olsowsky.



From Geneva Gazette 1 July 1898

The graduating class of '98, Geneva High School as follows:  

Anna Baldridge
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 Preliminary Certificates:  

Inez Alden
Frederick Atwood
Adelaide Barden
Sylvia Beard
F. Lillian Belding
Thomas Bolin
Stephen Borgman
Carolyn Bower
Ford Crissy
Nora Cummings
Maud Demming
Florence Eggleston
Lawrence Fleming
Mean Rupert
Nellie Toole
Walter Van Giesen
Elsie Weburn
Lean Fowle
Mary Gannon
Olive Hancock
William Hickey
Vina LaDue
William Licht
Elizabeth Miller
John Mulcahy
Edwin Murphy
James Murray
Henry Palmer
Eva Ripley
Stuart Robinson
William Schell
Dollie Tyndal
Ethel Van Houten


Arithmetic

Frederick Atwood
Sylvia Beard
Thos. Bolin
Stephen Borgman
Edna Bryan
Henry Coleman
Ford Crissy
Mary Gannon
Harry Little
John Mulcahy
James Murray
Lucy Reynolds
Annie Slattery
Timothy Twomey
Walter Van Giesen
Adelaide Barden
F. Lillian Belding
Mary Bond
Carolyn Bower
Margaret Clark
Dwight Coleman
Nora Cummings
Pearl Goodelle
Elizabeth Miller
Edward Murphy
Christine O'Neil
Mead Rupert
Ellen Toole
Dollie Tyndall
Ethel Van Houten

Geography

Bernice Anderson
Winifred Barnes
Sylvia Beard
F. Lillian Belding
Carrie Bond
Georgiana Bond
Michael Brown
Edna Bryan
Timothy Buckley
Martha Cahill
John Callahan
Ellen Cannon
Michael Cannon
Margaret Clark
William Clarkson
Carrie Coon
Bertha Coons
Ford Crissy
John Cummings
Maud Demming
Margaret Dinan
William Madden
Harry Marshall
Chas. McNally
Dennis Murphy
Henry Palmer
Alford Philips
Alfred Rice
Stewart Robinson
Robert Rose
William Schell
Robert Snooks
Mary Sweeney
Walter Van Giesen
Elsie Weyburn
Alice Doyle
Leah Fowle
Ernest Fox
Anna Gannon
Sue Gambee
Anna Gilbert
Hobart Gray
Olive Hancock
Mary Hanrahan
Lena Harrington
Henry Hennessy
Fred Herendeen
Irwin Herendeen
John Hogan
Charles Hueter
Anna Hyatt
Nora Joyce
Agnes Kenny
Vina LaDue
William Licht
Harry Little
M. Louise Means
Bertha Merkel
Josephine Murphy
Herbert Perry
Lucy Reynolds
Eva Ripley
Joseph Roe
Lucy Rupert
Alice Sigler
Anna Stubbs
Lawrence Tyndall
William Wier
William Wilson

Elementary English

Irene Becker
Ralph Loy
George Pole
Seldon Rose
Peter Kohler
Stephen Borgman
Lawrence Fleming
Josephine Kane
Edward Murphy
Ellen Toole
Dwight Coleman
Clara Foster
Emma Neil
Byron Rennyson
Harriet Van Tassal
Kate Burbridge
Harriet Clise
Mild'd Van Huben
Edith Wagner
William Kinney
Winifred Barnes
Margaret Cass
Ruby Fox
Carrie McKinney
Alford Philips
Alice Sigler
Edwin Snooks
Ford Cass
Arthur Nerlick
Bessie Ringer
Prince Steele
Ida Bond
Nora Cummings
Mary Gannon
John Mulcahy
James Murray
Dollie Tyndall
Henry Coleman
Cecil Mackey
Christine O'Neil
Stewart Robinson
Roy Wilson
Edna Burbank
Anna McDougall
Mabel Weeks
Herman Gorney
Harry Sternberg
Mary Black
Hattie Coe
Sue Gambee
Bertha Merkel
Ruth Pole
William Weir

Bookkeeping

Florence Eggleston
Mabel Padgham
Nellie Van Tuyl
Olive Humphrey
Blanche Stengle
Halcie Whittington

Solid Geometry

Geo. Fulton
Helen Marshall
James O'Neill
Daisy Taylor

Algebra

Claud Bond
Clara Dilman
May McLaughlin
Florence Wells
Halcie Whittington
Lizzie Wooden

English History

Anna Brooks
Bridget Doran
Nora Gannon
Seth Lewis
Harold Rogers
Edward Touhey
Halcydine Whittington
Elizabeth Catchpole
Pearl Fidler
Nora Hennessy
Elizabeth Neil
Mary Smelzer
May Turner

First Year German

Anna Russell

First Year French

Eugene A. Ellis



Greek History

Whitney Darrow
Mary Dowd
Maude King
Margaret Maxwell
Mary Quigley
Whitney Darrow
Margaret Desmond
Louise Hardison
Helen Marshall
Henry Maxwell
Anna Russell
Bessie Whitfield

U. S. History

Maggie B. Black
Patrick Heffern
Gertrude Mayo
Charles Slocum
Mary Steadmon
Edna Green
Louise Knight
Elizabeth Miller
Richard Slosson

Roman History

Whitney Darrow
Mary Dowd
Maude King
Henry Maxwell
Mary Quigley
Nellie Van Tuyl
Margaret Desmond
Louise Hardison
Helen Marshall
Margaret Maxwell
Arthur Dove
Bessie Whitfield

New York History

Edna Adams
Henry Coleman
Ina Hancock
Maud King
Robert Monagle
Margaret Neil
Anna Russell
Lottie Spenton
Flocie Van Huben
Olive Wilson
Ida Harrington
Fannie Andrews
Margaret Desmond
Ellen Kane
Clarence McConnell
Elizabeth Neil
Ada Parrish
Thomas Schell
Blanche Stengle
Nellie Van Tuyl
Lizzie Wooden

Civics

Mary Durkee
Josephine Hickey
Isaballa Rice
Charles Slocum
Edward Touhey
Floice Van Huben
Lottie Witter
Pearl Fidler
Mary Maney
Fred Remick
Mary Smelzer
May Turner
Lizzie Wooden

Elementary Drawing

Belle Black
Carrie Coon
Dwight Coleman
Edwin Dobbin
Irvin Gelser
Olive Hancock
Ellen Kane
Gertrude Mayo
Mary Maney
Clarence McConnel
Guy Nellis
Roland Shewman
William Wilson
John Chartres
Lucy Reynolds
Edith Young

Advanced Drawing

George Fulton
Jennie McIntire
Carrie Rice
Marvin Rogers
Edna Greene
Ada Parrish
Olive Hancock
Florence Wells

English Composition

Claude Bond
Edna Bryan
Ruth Coleman
Bertha Coons
Clara Dilman
Edwin Dobbin
Nellie Duck
Eugene Ellis
Alice Fidler
Sarah Fordon
Janet Maxwell
Vrooman Ottley
Lucy Reynolds
Herman Schnirel
Edna Taylor
Myra Wader
Inez Alden
Adelaide Barden
Thomas Beard
Carolyn Bower
Ford Crissy
Ida Harrington
Ellen Kalleher
Eva Swarthout
Edith Kirk
May McLaughlin
Laura Patty
Thomas Schell
Latimer Steele

Advanced English

Edna Adams
Claude Bond
Belle Black
Paul Folger
Louis Lovett
Alice Moses
Percy Palmer
Fred Remick
Edith Smith
Edna Smith
Mary Welsh
William Wilson
Anna Claffey
Mary Creedon
Elizabeth Miller
Michael O'Malley
Pauline Sliney
Charles Springstead
Fannie Stengle

First Year English

Laura Payne

Third Year English
Laura Payne

Course in English Reading

Anna Baldridge
Whitney Darrow
Arthur Dove
Mary Down
Henry Maxwell
Harriet Means
Elizabeth Neil
Mary Smelzer
Lottie Spenton
Edward Touhey
Bessie Whitfield
Pearl Fidler
Margaret Maxwell
Robert Monagle
Lillian Russell

American Selections

Fannie Andrews
Bridget Doran
George Gelser
Edna Greene
Catherine Lake
Winifred Leonard
Fannie Licht
Mary Steele
Ella Truesdale
Elizabeth Catchpole
Nora Gannon
Ellen Kane

First Year Latin

Claude Bond
Ruth Coleman
Mary Durkee
Paul Folger
Nora Hennessey
Edith Kirk
Louis Lovett
James O'Neil
Charles Springstead
Edna Taylor
Lottie Witter

Caesar's Commentaries

John Chartres
Clara Dilman
Edward Hall
Ina Hancock
Olive Jacobs
Josephine Hickey
Robert Monagle
Byron Nester
Isabella Rice
Fred Remick
Florence Wells
Edith Young

Xenophon's Anabasis

Lena Broadway
Whitney Darrow
Henry Maxwell
Daisy Taylor
Arthur Dove
Harriet Means
Lillian Russell
Burritt Anderson

Physics

Arthur Coon
Clarence Howlands
Robert Monagle
Laura Payne
Louise Hardison
Helen Marshall
James O'Neil

Physiology

Fredericka Atwood
Dwight Coleman
Irwin Gelser
Florence Eggleston
Elizabeth Miller
Michael O'Malley
Clarence Smith
Mary Creedon
Edna Smith
Carrie Clarke
Ford Crissy
Michael DeVaney
Fred Herendeen
Catherine Murray
Pauline Sliney
Ethel Van Houten
Rose E. Rice

Chemistry

Anna Brooks
Josephine Hickey
M. Louise Meigs
Mary Quigley
Louise Hardison
Seth Lewis
Eugene Ellis
Bessie Whitfield

Astronomy

Anna Brooks
Louise Meigs
Louise Hardison
Daisy Taylor

Physical Geography

Elizabeth Catchpole
Olive Jacobs
Jennie Marsh
Byron Nester
Daisy Taylor
Carrie Rice
Arthur Coon
Mary Landon
Margaret Neil
Cleveland Reed
Florence Wells

Zoology

Anna Brooks
Pearl Fidler
Seth Lewis
Harriet Means
Elizabeth Neil
Anna Russell
Abraham Stotenbur
Bessie Whitfield
Mary Dowd
Josephine Hickey
Margaret Maxwell
Louise Meigs
Elizabeth Rippey
Mary Smelzer
Edward Touhey
Lottie Spenton



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 training schools.



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, Ida 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 and fun.



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 occasion.



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 as follows:
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.



From Geneva 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
Eliza Emery
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
Maria Theresa Sweeney
Harriet Louise Van Tassel
Edith Frances Wagner
Mabel Emma Weeks
Edith Olivia Wilcox
Harry Adelbert Wilcox
James Stevenson Allen
Charles Austin Bickford
Reginald Bickford

James Earle Butts
Frederick Thomas Cass
Francis Baxter Hardison
Hudson Dodge Henion

Paul Henry
James William Ripley
John Garrow Reynolds
Robert Scott Ripley
Edwin Floyd Rippey
James Luther Rippey
Stewart Allen Robinson
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 Thayer.



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 represent that class in the annual contest between the senior and junior class. The junior class will be represented by Paul Watson, Harold Rigby, Ethel 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 graduates:

Girls

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
Pauline Vail
Helen Elizabeth Van Nortwick
Mae Jennie Constance Wiggin

Boys

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, Florence Foster

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 Hofmann

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, Margaret Donahue

Albany Normal - Margaret Cass

Mechanics Institute, Rochester - Lucy Rupert, Helen Meigs

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 Beatty; attendance, Thomas Neary, John O'Connor, Amelia Schrouder; honor certificates: Francis Beatty, Amelia Schrouder; application, Lucy Cleary.



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 Truesdale 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 Race.

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; Pearl Yerkes.



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 A. 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 D. 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 Misses Margaret Spendlove, Aileen Hayes, Laura Castler, Merle Chamberlain, Gladys Millard, Elizabeth Licht, Arlean McDougall, Christine Ford, Elizabeth Giddings, Harriet Childs, Ethel Juliet Travis, Ethel Dilman, Mable Vance, Honor Williams, Erminie Yerkes, Ruth Young, Barbara Klopfer, Miss Caughn, Margaret Skinner, Marjorie 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 Canfield, '05.



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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