Sunday, November 26, 2006

Members of the Class of 1910: Part 1 (Surnames A-L)

Listed below are some of the members of the Madison High School Class of 1910 (surnames A-L) whose names are listed in the 1910 Tychoberahn. 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 have information 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 responses, comments, and corrections.

Joseph Alexander
Ruth Andrus
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1914 with a degree in Home Economics
Florence Bardeen
Daughter of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Charles Valdo Bardeen and his wife, Frances Miller
Stella Baskerville
Daughter of Reverend E.J. Baskerville, who built the Baskerville apartments on South Hamilton Street in Madison. Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1914. Married A. Roy Meyers.
Charles Brandt
Daniel Brasted - "A good hearted fellow, but not a mixer."
Helen Brooks
Possibly the Helen Brooks who graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1916 and who, in 1923, married Blaine Shimmel in Arizona.
Arnold Buser - Class Historian
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1914
Robert Buser
Lutie Chamberlain
Thomas Coleman (1893-1964)
Became president of the Madison Kipp Corporation and a dominant figure in Wisconsin and national Republican affairs for three decades
Walter Coleman
Margaret Coniff
Edward Connor
Robert Connor
Frederick Conover
Edward Corcoran
Bernice Crosby
Anna Curtin
Marjorie Davis
Frank Davy
Lucile Deming
Attended the University of Wisconsin where she lived in Chadbourne Hall
Marion Duke
Carl Fehlandt - "Runt"
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1914
Adolph Field
Donald Fitzgibbons
Josephine Fleckenstein
Rebecca Flint
Carrie Fox
Jean Frederickson
Herman Gaertner (1892-1972) - Salutatorian
Frederic Goff (1893-1957) - Manager of the Tychoberahn; Editor of the Yellow Journal
Agnes Grady
Harry Grinde (1893-1979)
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1915; in 1920 became one of the directors of the Universal Film Company (now Universal Studios) in Los Angeles
Eva Haak
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1915; married Charles F. Shimel on November 16, 1919 in Tisch Mills. According to the announcement in The Wisconsin Alumni Magazine (Volume 21, No. 3), "For two years Mr. Schimel has been connected with the Educational Department of the Surgeon General's Office, Washington, D.C."
Carl Harper (1892-1975)
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1914; became a physician ( was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin. When he retired from the UW in 1962, The July 1962 issue of The Wisconsin Alumnus (Volume 63, Number 15) published the following summary of his career: "Dr. Carl S. Harper, associate clinical professor of gynecology and obstetrics-was a pioneer in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, being the first obstetrician and gynecologist with residency and training in his specialty to practice in Madison. He helped found the obstetrics and gynecology department at the University in 1925 and was an outstanding teacher for 37 years. The name of Carl Harper brings up other memories to long-time Wisconsin basketball fans. Dr. Harper was a member of the now fabled UW basketball team of 1911 through 1914- the team that lost only one game in three years. In fact, Dr. Harper never played in a losing Wisconsin game. He was out with a sprained ankle in the one game they lost, that to the University of Chicago. Dr. Harper, who will continue his private practice after retiring from teaching, is on the active staff of Madison General Hospital and the courtesy staff of Methodist Hospital."
Selma Hanson
Ruth Haynes
Lucile H'Doubler
Catherine Head (1891-1986) - Valedictorian
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1914; married Thomas E. Coleman, an alumnus of the University of Chicago, in June 1917; living at 2006 Chadbourne Avenue in Madison in 1919 and 141 Lathrop in Madison in 1924.
Jerome Head
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1914; in 1915 was teaching at St. John's Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin.
Marie Heim
Regina Heim
Mary Hobbs
Leo Hoeveler
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1915
Dorothy Hubbard
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1914
Margaret Hudson
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1914
Stewart Hughes
Marjorie J. Jackson
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1914; married Erwin Meyers
Florence Jarvis
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1915; in 1918 was teaching domestic science at the Milton [Wisconsin ] High School
Helen Kayser (1892-1985)
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1914; in 1933, she was appointed assistant dean of women at the university, a position she held until 1960
Ella Kittleson
Amelia Kleinheinz
Mary Leary
Charles Longfield
Leola Lorenz
Lucile Leutscher


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