Saturday, December 16, 2006

Members of the Class of 1907: Part 1 (Surnames A-H)

Listed below are some of the members of the Madison High School Class of 1907 (surnames A-H) whose names are listed in the 1907 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 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.


Caroline Adams
Attended the University of Wisconsin, but did not graduate; the November 1910 issue of the Wisconsin Alumni Magazine (Volume 12, Number 2) reported that, Caroline Adams, daughter of Mrs. Anna Adams and of the late Congressman. H. C. Adams of Madison, and Frederick A. Chamberlain of Wheeling, W. Va., were married on October 18 at the home of the bride. At home at Wheeling, where the groom holds a position with the Electric Light and Power company of that city."
Florence Anderson
Josephine Allyn (1889-1981)
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1912; married Henry Roscoe Trumbower
Frances Beck
William Bird
Alf B. Bondi
Clyde Brown
Irving Brown
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1911; the 1923 Badger yearbook section on distinguished alumni included this sketch of Brown: "IRVING BROWN, B.A. 'II, M.A. '12, the foremost authority on the American gypsy, will contribute the article on this subject to the new Britannica. His "Children of the Earth" was the feature article in the October issue of the Survey Graphic. He is assistant professor of Romance languages at Columbia University."
Alfred Buser (1888-1956)
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1912; was captain of the undefeated 1912 University of Wisconsin football team; in 1924 was director of athletics at Central High School in St. Paul, Minnesota
Timothy Brown (1889-1977)
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1911; graduated from Harvard Law School in 1914; Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice from 1949-1964 (Chief Justice 1962-1964)
Rose Carlson
Lillian Clapp
Harry Coffman
Lolita Cooper
Charles Cunnien (1888-1912)
Irene Curtis
Attended the University of Wisconsin; daughter of Madison mayor W.D. Curtis; died in 1927
Glen Custer
Father of G. Stanley (Class 1934), and twin brothers Frank and Rudy (Class of 1931)
Bessie Dexter
Attended the University of Wisconsin, where she was a member of Delta Gamma
James Dean
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1911; became a Madison physician
Marie Fess (1890-1977)
A.K.A. Leone Marie Fess; Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1912 with a degree in home economics; married C.A. Le Claire; was living in Boston in 1917; in 1925 later married Thomas E. Spence; died in 1977
Arno Froelich
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1912; in 1921 was teaching English at Washington High School in Milwaukee
Evangeline Fryette
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1913 with a degree in home economics; married John Hugo Johnson; in 1917 was living in Billings. Montana
Dorothy Frankenburger
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1911; married Raymond Y. Sanders; in 1916 was living in Evanston, Illinois
Alfred Flint
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1911; in 1925 was practicing law in Madison, Wisconsin
Alice Frautschi (1888- )
Married Eugene Sutliff Allen, Sr. Living in Chatham, Virginia during time of 1930 Census.
Everett French
Grace Gorry
Rose Gallagher
Joseph Hubbard
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1912; in 1926 was living in Cambridge, Massachusetts and working as editor of the Weekly Letters of the Harvard Economic Service
Moulton Babcock Goff (1889-1982)
Attended the University of Wisconsin; graduated from Cornell University; married Agnes Davis; The Wisconsin alumni magazine (Volume 26, Number 7) reported in May 1925 that,"Moulton GOFF, who operates a fruit and dairy farm in Door county, recently had an article published in the Atlantic Monthly in which he evaluated the work of a score of county agents." The Wisconsin alumnus (Volume 63, Number 10) reported in Febaruary 1962 that, "Mr. and Mrs. Moulton B. GOFF, Sr. (Agnes DAVIS '12) have temporarily relocated in Los Angeles, Calif., after narrowly escaping serious injury in the great Bel-Air fire which destroyed their home."
Elizabeth Goe
Mabel Gratz (1888-1984)
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1912; married John Glaettli, Jr., who designed the Rennebohm Building on the corner of University and Randall Avenues in Madison; in 1913 the Wisconsin alumni magazine (Volume 14, Number 8) reported that, " Mabel Gratz is associated with the economics department of the Railroad Commision of Wisconsin, State Capitol, Madison. Her home address is 1213 West Johnson Street, Madison."
William Hammersley
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1911; probably one of the Hammersleys associated with the Hammersley Drug Store in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Laura Hollatz
Hester Harper
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1911; daughter of Charles Lewis Harper, a Wisconsin pioneer who moved to the state in 1848 and later served 41 years at state superintendent of public instruction; in 1922 Hester was teaching in Appleton, Wisconsin; died in 1955 in Waterloo, Iowa (surname was Rumsey at time if death)
Roman A. Heilman
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1911; became an attorney; was elected Madison City Attorney in 1923; in 1927, served as president of the Central Madison Lions Club
Margaret Head
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1911; married Walter Buchen
Henry Hetzel
Florence Holcombe
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1911; taught at Whitewater State College; died in Chicago in 1957
Elsie Hoebel
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1911; in 1921 was an examiner for the Los Angeles Civil Service Commission in California

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