Saturday, March 31, 2007

Members of the Class of 1917: Part 2 (Surnames M-R)

Listed below are the members of the Madison High School Class of 1917 whose surnames begin with the letters M-R and whose photos are included in the 1917 Tychoberahn.

The italicized information under many names is the information I have been able to find about that person; or, in some instances, speculation about how that person may be related to other alumni, or what they may have done after graduation. The quotations and information about high school activities are from the 1917 Tychoberahn.If you have any additional information about any of these members of the Class of 1917, please contact me by email or leave a comment.

Dorothy Maclaurin
Probably Dorothea MacLaurin (later Rainey) who graduated from the Univesity of Wisconsin in 1921 and with her high school classmate, Eleanor Riley (later Grant), owned the popular Soupçon Restaurant in Madison
Esther MacLean
John Mader
Alfred Marks
Helen "Carty" McCarthy
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1922; married A.O. Teckemeyer
Esther McKennan
Alice Meidell
Married Eugene Holden, an instructor in agronomy at the University of Wisconsin, in 1923
Hildur Meidell
Louis Melcher
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1922; completed theological studies in the Episcopal theological department of the University of the South in Sewaunee, Tennessee and in 1927 was appointed dean of the Episcopal cathedral of St. Luke in Ancon, Panama Canal Zone
Marie Metz
Florence Moll
Clara Monfried
Mildred Morgan
Probably the Mildred Morgan who graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1924
Olga Mrdutt
Emma Mueller
Eunice Neckerman
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1926; married Waldemar Groth
Lucille O'Keefe
William Olds
Helen Olson
Charles Olson
Harold Olson
Ora Olson
Charlotte O'Malley
Arthur Ottow
Martina Paltz
Margaret Parker
Mary Parkinson
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1921
John Penewell
Weston Pidcoe
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1922; married Una DeBard in Haskell, Texas; attended the 50th reunion of his UW class in 1972
Lorenz Potter
Irene Puls
Robert Putnam
Grace Putnam
Loretta Quam
Alfred Radke
Irving Ramsdell ( -1965)
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1923; playwright
Marion Rathbun
Lillian Rhodes
Edward Riley
Eleanor Riley
Probably Eleanor Riley who graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1921 and with her high school classmate, Dorothea MacLaurin (later Rainy), owned the popular Soupçon Restaurant in Madison; Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1921
Gaige Roberts
Douglas Rose
Katherine Rosenberry
Helen Roth
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1921; in 1926 married S. M. McElvain, a professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin
Henry Royce
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1921; in 1924 was a paper salesman for Graham Paper Company in St. Louis, Missouri

Friday, March 16, 2007

Two recent photographs of the Central arch

Walking on West Dayton Street towards Wisconsin Avenue this afternoon, I stopped to take a photograph of the Central arch, the only remaining vestige of the Cass Gilbert-designed building that was home to Madison Central High School until from 1908 until 1969.

I wanted to take some photographs of the inside of the arch, but there was no access from either the MATC side or the Wisconsin Avenue side. Perhaps the orange barrier is seasonal. Let's hope it's not a harbinger of another attempt to demolish the arch.



Note: These post also appears on the CHS Class of 1965 blog

Sunday, March 11, 2007

At least Madison Central High School alumni still have a visual reminder of their school...

When Wisconsin High School closed in 1964, it merged with Madison Central High School, which then became known as Central-University High School.

Central-University High School closed in 1969 and its Cass Gilbert-designed building was razed to make way for an MATC parking lot. But at least Central alumni have a visible symbol of their school in the Central arch on Wisconsin Avenue (shown in the previous post).

Wisconsin High School alumni aren't so fortunate. I've written a long post (with several photos) about what happened to the Wisconsin High School building for the Class of 1965 blog. Please click HERE to read that post.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Central arch on a snowy night in 2006


MATC Central HS Arch
Originally uploaded by MBIMOTMOG.
Here's a great photo of the Central arch taken in February 15, 2006 by Aaron Kraus. Double click on it to see a larger version of it on his Flicker account.

Enjoy. Then check out some of the photos of Central alumni posted on the Central Alumni Flickr account and the Central High School Class of 1966 Flickr account. You may also access these account by clicking on the small Flickr flash badges in the right hand column.

I posted a link to Aaron's photo on the Class of 1965 blog last year, but that link went to a blog. I prefer viewing it on Flickr because there's less visual clutter surround it.