Listed below are some of the members of the Madison High School Class of 1910 (surnames M-W) 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. I hope that posting their names will draw some responses from relatives or others who can provide additional 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.
Rolland Mauerer - "Muggles"
Esther Melass (died 1949 in Milwaukee) - "I love not any man."
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1914; married Werner Lutz in Milwaukee on October 30, 1919.
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1914
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1916; in 1921 she made the first broadcast on WHA radio devoted to home and family; the March 15, 1954 edition of The Wisconsin Alumnus (Volume 57, No. 11) reported that, "Prof. Gladys MELOCHE, '16, who has recently retired from the home economics department, was voted emeritus standing by the University regents. Miss Meloche, a clothing specialist, has worked with rural homemakers and 4-H dub leaders throughout the state."
Edward Newman - "Shorty"
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1915; married Gustav Sell
Homer Piper (1892-1968) - Class Orator
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1914; became board chairman of the Haloid Company (later Haloid Xerox, then Xerox) in Rochester, New York
Emil Pott - "The man who wears a frozen face."
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1914; married J.J. Knudson
Merrill Skinner (1893-1973) - "Skinny"
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1914; in 1931 was vice-president of the Niagra-Hudson Company of New York
Arthur Strelow (1891-1979)
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1915
Anna Sullivan - "Puff, puff, puff."
Horace Tenney - "Little, but oh my."
Albert Tormey (1891-1970) - Manager of the Tychoberahn, Captain of the football team
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1914; became a physician
Doster Robert "Doc" De Haven - Class of 1949 - MADISON - Blow, Gabriel Blow. Beloved father, musician, and teacher, Doster Robert "Doc" De Haven Jr. [age 85], passed to heaven on Friday, Aug. 12, 201...
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