Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Members of the Class of 1901 - Part 1: Ancient and Modern Classical Course Graduates

The "graduating exercises" for the Madison High School Class of 1901 were held Friday, June 14, 1901 in the Assembly Chamber of the State Capitol. Lueder's Orchestra provided music. The Honorable L.D. Harvey, State Superintendent, addressed the class on "Elements of Success." Storm Bull, a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin, presented the diplomas.

There were four courses of study (tracks) at Madison High School in 1901: Ancient Classical Course (including Greek and Latin), Modern Classical Course, Science Course, and English Course. Graduates in the first two courses of study are listed
below. Graduates in the other courses will be listed in a future post.

If you have any information about these graduates, please send an email.


Ancient Classical Course

Richard Ely
Probably a son of Richard T. Ely, professor at the University of Wisconsin

Modern Classical Course

Elizabeth Abaly
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1905; married Adolph R. Mayer
Chauncey Abbott, Jr. (1883- 1971)
George Stanley Barber (1884-1968)
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1905. Subsequently attended Rush Medical College in Chicago. In 1921 was a physician in Lawton, Oklahoma.
Josephine Louise Bach (1884-1962)
John F. Sedgwick, law ‘03, and Miss Josephine Bach were married at Madison September 9th. They are residing in Sun Prairie, where Mr. Sedgwick has opened a law office. Source: The Wisconsin Alumni Magazine, Volume 5, Number 1 (October 1903)
Katharyn Isabella Brahany ( -1945)
According to the 1904 City Directory, her father, Michael Brahany was a horseshoer at 213 E. Main Street. "Katharyn" is probably a misspelling. All other references to her spell her first name as Kathryn. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1905. In 1906 she was teaching English at a school in Columbus, Wisconsin; Married Leslie A. Blumenthal in 1909
Archie Berton Braley (1882-1966)
Son of Judge Arthur Braley, Archie was born at 422 N. Henry Street , a house not far from Madison High School that is still standing today, although it has been turned into condominiums. Poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855-1919) reportedly wrote "Laugh And The World Laughs With You, Cry and You Cry Alone," while a guest at the Braley home. Berton Braley wrote the lyrics to "Wisconsin Forward Forever," a song played by the University Band during pre-game, immediately after the opposing team's song. John Philip Sousa composed he music for "Wisconsin Forward Forever."
Charles August Breitenstein
Forbes B. Cronk (1883-1964)
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin; was a mining engineer in Duluth, Minnesota in 1924. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison.
Grace Servatia Cantwell
Barbara Hillon Curtis
Arthur Cecil Deming
George Lewis De Lacy
Margaret Monica Donovan
Martha Marion Fay
Adelaide Elfrida Griffiths
Edna Lucretia Harrison
Frank Hall Hinrichs
Hazel Isaacs
Gwendolyn Gaynor Jones
Marion Burr Jones
The only daughter of Burr Jones (an attorney, UW law school professor, and Wisconsin Supreme Court justice) and his wife Olive I. Hoyt. Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1905. According the February 1916 issue of The Wisconsin alumni magazine (Volume 17, Number 4) "Mr. and Mrs. Jones' only child, Miss Marion Jones, married Mr. Walter M. Smith, the much esteemed librarian of the University. They have three fine little children."
Charles August Robert Leatzow
Augusta Christine Lorch
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1905
Annie Minetta Littlewood
Cora Miriam Norsman
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1905; earned a master's degree in 1907. Married her high school classmate Reuben J. Neckerman.
Claire Parsons
Marshall Hylon Pengra
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin; married Herma Breed; in 1909 was a statistician for the Wisconsin Tax commission
Charles Frederick Pfund
Marie Matilda Redel
Alma Catharine Reif
Leverett Ernest Rice
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1905; died April 28, 1925 at the Atlantic City Hospital, New Jersey.
Cecil Everett Schreiber
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1905
Harry Stock
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1906; died in 1967 in Leesburg, Florida
Estella Marie Starks
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1905; married Alva Eighmy, who graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1895; in 1922 they were residing at 1022 E. Gorham Street; died in Madison in 1967
Pearl Niel Samuels
Marie Edith Tirrell
Attended the University of Wisconsin
Bertha May Taylor
Chauncey Rex Welton
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1905; married Ruth Goe, a 1907 University of Wisconsin graduate

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