Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Members of the Class of 1934: Part 1 (June Graduates: Surnames A-D)

This is the first of several posts listing the names of the members of the Madison Central High School Class of 1934. I have information about some of the people listed below, but hope that if you're reading this post and know something about one (or more) of these alumni, you'll contact me by leaving a comment or sending an e-mail.

Many members of this class are deceased, but I've discovered some clues to the whereabouts of a couple of nonagenarians who may still be with us.

Among the members of the Class of 1934 who graduated in June are Jay Ashbrook, who was stage manager for a production of Noel Coward's "Private Lives" that garnered praise from the playwright; Violet Jane Bagley, the niece of William T. Evjue, founder and editor of The Capital Times; Harvey Burr, a billboard advertising salesman whose story-telling skills merited a splendid staff-written obituary in The Seattle Times; E. Bowden Curtiss, publisher of the Darlington Republican Journal; and Dr. James L. Dean, one of the founders of the Dean Clinic in Madison.

In those instances where I have posted an obituary for someone in the alumni obituary archives, I've provided a link. However, I'm still missing many obituaries and would appreciate any contributions.

Isabelle Albers (1915-1995)
Married Alvin Sampson
Wayne Allemang
Michael Amato (1915-2000)
Aleen Anderson
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1938; married Ward Plater
Lucille Anding (1916-2006)
Married Michael Drozd
Lillian Armbrecht (1915-1982)
Married name Lucio
Jay (John B.) Ashbrook (1916-2002)
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1940; In April 1943, The Wisconsin Alumnus (Volume 44, Number 3) reported that, "Jay B. ASHBROOK was stage manager in the production of Noel Coward 's "Private Lives," given at the Queensbury Club in London, recently. It rated a front page Story in "The Stars and Stripes," the AEF paper published overseas, and Noel Coward, the great playwright himself, attended and said that of the many times he had seen the play Done, this was the nearest to the idea he had in mind when he wrote it. Ashbrook is now in officers candidate training at Duke University."; in 1968, Ashbrook was living in Buckingham, England and working in investment management (source: 1935 reunion book)
Roy Audini (1916-1994)
Violet Jane Bagley (1916-1992)
The niece of William T. Evjue, founder and editor of The Capital Times; married fellow Central Alumnus Frederick W. Miller (Class of 1930) in 1939
Miriam Baird
Married Frank Reibold
Phil Baker
Ruth Becker
Joe Beld
Helen Blazek
Married Oscar Richter
Ellen Bowes
Norman Braith
Frances Briggs
Dolores Buchanan (1915-2003)
Married John Whitmore
Harvey Burr (1916-1997)
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1939
Mary Butts
Married name Schultz
Agnes Cawley
William Cleveland
Jessie Cohen
Married Harry Render; living in Natanya, Israel in 1968
Kay Cohn
Mary Colletti (1915-1998)
Bernice Conohan
E. Bowden Curtiss (1916-2000)
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1939; became publisher of the Darlington (Wisconsin) Republican Journal
Joy Custer
Married Douglas Dakin; living in California in 1968
Crescence Daniels (1917-2004)
James L. Dean (1916-2001) - Class President
Attended the Annapolis Naval Academy and University of Pennsylvania Medical School; one of the founders of the Dean Clinic in Madison
Sue De Loreto (spelled Diloreto in 35th reunion book)
Arnold Derman
Listed as deceased in 35th reunion booklet
Katherine Diebold
Listed as deceased in 35th reunion booklet (name listed as Catherine Diebold Gutzmer)
Mildred Doyle
Robert Du Benske
Listed as deceased in 35th reunion booklet

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Nadine,

Haven't seen you in many years. The Mary Butts in this class list was my Mom. Also, she was your Grandmother's next door neighbor on Commercial Ave. She passed in 1982.

Bill Schultz (Billy)

Nadine said...

Bill, thanks so much for leaving a comment. I had a hunch this might be your mother, but I wasn't certain. I certainly remember you and your mom (and you had a brother, too - Ray?). And I'll never forget your cousin Dennis: I still have a scar on my hand from his BB gun.