Friday, January 13, 2006

Members of the Class of 1900: Part 1 (Surnames A - H)

Listed below are some of the members of the Madison High School Class of 1900 (surnames A-H) whose names are listed in the very first Tychoberahn, which, alas, has no photographs. According to the Tychoberahn, there were 91 members of the Class of 1900. However, it's a good idea to keep in mind that a yearbook is not an official listing of graduates. Yearbooks are also not always entirely accurate. Sometimes they contain typographical errors; sometimes they contain inside jokes that affect their "accuracy" as far as outsiders are concerned.

In order to avoid creating a long, visually annoying list, I'm going to list about half of the class members in this post and the rest in a future post. I hope that posting their names will draw some responses from relatives or others who know something about these Madison High School graduates.

Longtime Madisonians may find some familiar surnames in the list. I have also included some comments with tentative biographic information for a few of the graduates (shown in italics). Each entry in the yearbook includes school activities (if any) and a brief description (shown in quotes) that presumably says sometime about the person's physical appearance, background, or personality. I'm including some of these as well.

Again, I hope this will help jog memories and elicit reponses, comments, and corrections.

Frank Adams
Louis Anderson - "From Norway's sunny shores."
William Anderson
Amelia Askew
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1904. Married Theodore W. Werder.
Fannie M. Baker - "Divinely tall."
Herbert Roderick Bird, Jr. - "Entered as a Senior from Mazomanie High School."
Was enrolled as a freshman in the "Four Year's'" Pharmacy program at the University of Wisconsin in 1903.
Iva Brown
James Brown
Eyvind Bull (1882-) - "Music hath charms."
Along with William Evjue, was a charter member of the Monastics, a junior-senior secret society a the University of Wisconsin in 1905; married Agnes Hagerup in 1912
Cassandra S. Bucey
John Butler
Herbert Edgar Chynoweth - "A cherub with ruby lips and curly hair."
Possibly born January 2, 1883 and died August 15, 1971 in Washington, D.C. Father may have been a Madison attorney.Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1904.
John Corscot (1882 -1951) - "I never thrust my nose into other men's porridge."
The photo of Madison High School that appears in the front of the Tychoberahn is credited to John Corscot.
Fred Cummings - "His Irish wit was ever present."
John Cummings
Barbara Van Bibber Curtis - "A colonial dame is she."
John Raphael Doris
Clarence Dawson
Myrtle Downing - "A bicycle girl."
Richard Dudgeon - "Maidens count me for a stranger."
A son of R.B. Dudgeon, who later became Superintedent of Schools in Madison
Wanda May Dudgeon ( - 1953)
A daughter of R.B. Dudgeon, who later became Superintedent of Schools in Madison;
graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1904

Elsie Duerr - "A right clever girl."
Senior Class Treasurer; Married Edgar A. Goetz, a 1903 University of Wisconsin graduate.
Margaret E. Duffy
Alfred Field
Morris Fuller Fox
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1904.
Alice Gallagher - "A still small voice."
Hilda C. Grinde
Regina Eunice Groves - "Promenading the walks, reading strange, mystic missives."
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1904; later became supervisor of the commercial department of the Madison vocational school; in 1922, "was a successful candidate for membership on the public school board;" owned and operated a secretarial school in Madison for many years; married Earl Barnhart
William Grove - Winner, Declamatory Contest.
William E. Grove graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1905. He subsequently attended the John Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, Maryland; In 1921, he was a physician in Milwaukee
Agnes Josephine Gunkel
Arthur Hall
Harry Van Mucker Hatton
Possibly born November 4, 1881 and died September 15, 1966 in Norwich, New York
Petronilla Rachel Heim
Edward John Hammer
Name appears on the program for the 1901 Graduating Exercises, so perhaps he graduated late.
Aron Henry - "Based on a scientific plan."
Name appears on the program for the 1901 Graduating Exercises, so perhaps he graduated late.
James Russell Hobbins (1883- )
Attended the University of Wisconsin; was living in Great Falls, Montana in 1916
Carrie Bell Louise Huggins
Edwin Wardell Hurst - Senior Class Secretary (1880-)
In 1920, was proprietor of the Hurst Sash & Door Company in Grand Island, Nebraska


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