Lynn English High
Diamond Jubilee Reunion
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THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD
By Lewis J. Thistle, 1918
Memorials to our English
High Alumni war dead have inspired generations of undergraduates to study,
work, and live, for the ideals for which these men gave their lives: to
make this a better city, a better nation, a better world. Inscribed on the
boulder that lies on the lawn in front of the school are these words:
In Honor of the Lynn English High
School boys who made the supreme
sacrifice in the World War. Where the
soul lives there memory reigns. Heroes
like these are renowned forever.
Gift of the Class of
Older graduates pause
here on reunion day in May to gaze on this boulder and think of Frank
Austin (Class of 1917) and their other classmates killed in France and on
the high seas forty-five years ago.
In the library is another
memorial to our Alumni of World War I. It is a statue of an American
soldier, a prisoner of war. The inscription reads:
CAPTURED BUT NOT CONQUERED
Presented by the Class of 1920
stands, an inspiration to the students who visit the library each day.
Salvaged from the fire that destroyed English High in 1924 it is a fitting
relic from the old school.
At the outbreak of World War
II the faculty and students, led by history teacher, Ruth Hatch, began
writing hundreds of letters each month to our young Alumni in uniform.
From this idea was born a World War II memorial. In glass enclosed display
cases on either side of the front entrance to the school were placed the
names of the English High School men and women in the service. As the
months of fighting continued the list grew from hundreds of names to
thousands, and the gold stars (after the names of those killed) from one
to nearly a hundred.
Time has faded this twenty-year old memorial. Committees of students and
teachers are presently at work to renew and beautify it.
In the library the
Prisoner-of War Memorial statue to World War I alumni looks down on
thousands of books dedicated to all of our English High dead. Inside each
volume is a bookplate with an engraving showing the front of English High
School with the flag at half-mast. Below the flag is inscribed the name of
the departed alumnus and the donor of the book. Then these words follow:
He shall not grow old, as we
left grow old: Age shall not weary
nor the years condemn. At the going
down of the sun and in the morning
we shall remember him.
On the death
of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963, the students were quick to send
a donation to the Kennedy Memorial Library in Boston. Moreover, they also
felt it appropriate that books in his memory should be on our own shelves
beside those of his fallen comrades of the English High Alumni. This the
students have done and plan to continue doing through an annual drive each
year on the anniversary of his death. We are proud of the inspiration that
our students derive from the English High School Memorial Library.
Perhaps the most solemn
moments in the school year at English High come towards the end of the
Memorial Day assembly in the auditorium. The orator of the day has just
finished. Then there is a roll on the drums. With bowed heads all stand in
silence, and, as taps are sounded on the trumpet, students and teachers
dedicate themselves again to the idea for which our Alumni war dead gave
up their lives: that under God this may be a better school, a better city,
a better nation, a better world.
The Lynn English High School
Alumni Association through its Scholarship Fund Program Committee wishes
to gratefully acknowledge all assistance given by many contributors in
making this souvenir book a tremendous success.
A special thanks to Ed C.
Gorski '32, our unique cover creator; to James W. Greenlaw '32, for all
photographic work in this book, pictures taken during the monthly meetings
and during the banquet. My sincerest thanks to one and all.
DANA L. SMITH, Chairman
I wish to welcome all af
you here tonight, and hope you all have a very pleasant evening, renewing
old acquaintances, seeing the top notch entertainment in the auditorium
after the dinner, and also going to your respective reunion parties after
the festivities here at the school have ended.
I also wish to thank all who
have helped in any way, or manner, in making this our 75th reunion one af
the most successful in the history af the alumni.
Anyone who has ever attended
English High School, for even one week, whether they graduated with their
class or not, is automatically an English High Alumnus, and are cordially
invited to attend the alumni meetings which are held the first Wednesday
evening af each month, here at the school from October until June.
The alumni in the past ten
years has increased the Permanent Scholarship Fund to a minimum of Ten
Thousand Dollars. This amount will stay in trust forever, and can always
be increased, but never decreased, therefore guaranteeing scholarships
every year from the interest accumulated. When the alumni was initiated in
1889, it was to "Better social conditions among students, give undergrads
the benefit of associations with their elders, in the hope that many would
take high school life a little more seriously, profit by the mistakes of
those who preceded them; and to attain a higher education with the help af
those who had attained theirs." The purpose af the Alumni is being
fulfiIled. Many gifts and memorials have also been given the school.
We have been recognized by
the City af Lynn, the State of Massachusetts, and are known throughout the
nation as the most active alumni associatian and second oldest in the
country. We have been given an office in the English High School building
where all records and historian books will be kept for future use.
Again, I convey my
thanks and gratitude and was deeply honored to be chosen to serve as
president af this the 75th reunion year, and I wish the Alumni continued
success in the coming years.
ERNEST R. LAMOUREAUX
CITY OF LYNN, MASSACHUSETTS
M. HENRY WALL, Mayor
WHEREAS seventy-five years
ago the Lynn English High School in the year 1889 graduated its first
shortly thereafter these young graduates formed an organization for the
purpose, as they said, "of getting together each year to foster fellowship
and continue friendships started at English High School"; and
WHEREAS from this beginning
with thirty-one members they have grown until today, with ever increasing
graduates af the school including their children and their children's
children, they have become the largest and strongest secondary school
associatian in the United States; and
WHEREAS through the
inspiration af their lives in peace and war and their generosity in
establishing scholarships and gifts to their alma mater they have
motivated three generations of undergraduates at the school to pursue
their education diligently to make this a better city, a better nation,
and a better world:
THEREFORE, I, M. HENRY WALL, Mayor of the City af Lynn, on the occasion of
their 75th anniversary, do hereby proclaim the week beginning May 10,
1964, as Diamond Jubilee Week of the Lynn English High School Alumni
officials of the city government, and I urge all citizens and interested
organizations to use all appropriate means during the week to assist the
programs and activities of this organizatian to the end that we may assure
for the benefit of the people of Lynn in the years to come the continuing
strength and well-being of the Lynn English High School Alumni
WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of
Lynn to be affixed.
at the Executive Chambers at the City Hall in Lynn, Massachusetts, this
fifth day of May in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-four
and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred
M. HENRY WALL,
Mayor, City of Lynn
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|No.1. First Lynn High School was
built in 1849 and stood on the site of Cobbet School before being
removed to Blossom Street and remodeled. This school opened as Lynn
English High School on September 12, 1887. 129 pupils were enrolled
and 31 graduated on June 18, 1889 as the first graduating class. Mr.
George H. Cary was the principal.
||No.2. Lynn Shoe School. This building was
occupied by the Lynn English High School prior to the opening of the
newer building on the opposite corner. |
No.3. The old English High School
opened in September 1892 and its first class of 77 pupils graduated
in June 1893. Lynn Classical High School also occupied this building
until their new school was completed on the Lynn Common. Mr. Charles
S. Jackson was principal from 1890 to 1915 and principal George E.
Davis from 1915 to 1919. During the period June 1919 to April 1920
the school was administered by heads of several departments,
concurring at meetings held with Miss Marie M. Callahan, secretary
of the school. By April 13, 1920, Hal Roscoe Eaton was elected
principal and served until Frederick R. Willard was elected
September 12, 1921.
No.4. Known today as Cobbet
Junior High School. This shows the reconstruction of the old English
High School after the fire on April 1924. This school was used until
the new high school was erected on Goodridge Street in 1931.
Frederick R. Willard was principal during the transition of the old
high school to the new building.
No.5. This beautiful edifice was
opened on September 1931 and is known as English High School today.
Frederick R. Willard served as principal until his death in 1942.
Thomas J. Whelan served as acting principal until he was elected
principal May 25, 1944. Upon his death on June 25, 1957, vice
principal Joseph J. Faney served as acting principal and in the fall
of 1957, Mr. Lewis J. Thistle was made principal and is serving at
the present time.
CONGRATULATIONS FROM CITY COUNCILLORS
M. Henry Wall, Mayor, City of Lynn
John F. Clancy, Councillor-at-Large
Thomas McGovern, Councillor-at-Large
Dr. Robert T. Breed, Councillor-at-Large
Irving Kane, Councillor-at-Large
Peter Donnelly, Ward One
Walter Meserve, Ward Two
Joseph Martin, Ward Three
Charles Hoffman, Ward Four
Harold J. McLaughlin, Ward Five
T. Harold Gayron, Ward Six
John Ford, Ward Seven
SALUTE FROM THE SCHOOL
Lawrence McGinn, Superintendent
James L. McGuinness, Secretary of School Committee
James Marks, Deputy Superintendent
David L. Warden
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Donors to the
L.E.H.S.- Alumni Scholorship Fund
"THE CLASS OF 1932" Salutes The Lynn English
High School Alumni
on its 75th
Alumni President Ernest R. Lamoureaux, of the "Class of 1932"
Anonymous - Lynn
Barbara Wensley Abbott - Peabody
George Walter Altvater - Texas
Anita Mary Bacevice - Lynn
Edward F. Barber - Lynn
Virginia Dillon Barber - Lynn
Alice Gaudet Barnes - Lynn
Irene Daigle Beaton - Lebanon, N.H.
Louise Boynton Beaver - Lynn
Naomi Brackett Beckwith - Lynn
Donald K. Belben - Lynn
Barbara Sanborn Berry, Swampscott
Ruth Miller Berry - Lynn
Ralph S. Bishop - Saugus
Walter W. Blomster - Lynn
Daniel Bolelli - Lynn
W. Bowers - Troy, N. H.
Fred E. Bowler - Lynn
Eva Aitken Caine - Calif.
Ralph Calvani - Lynn
John H. Cann - Lynn
Joseph Catania - Fair Oaks, Cal.
Ruth S. Chaffee - Lynn
Chipman Chandler - N. Y.
Rinaldo R. Chiaverini -
Eleanor Marcy Clark - Salem
Laura Lindquist Cole - Swampscott
Marie Bois Corriveau - Lynn
Luigi Costantini - Tampa. Fla.
Mabel E. Courtney - Gloucester
Wilma Dyke Colbroth - Lynn
Rose Hingston Crighton -
Lynn Eleanor L. Crocker - Lynn
Ruth M. Crowley - Lynn
H. Daly - Lynn
Isabelle Collins D'Amour - Beverly
Virginia Kinsman Deacon - Lynn
W. Francis Deland - Lynn
Norma Hall DeRobertis. Swampscott
John O. DesFosses - Lynn
John K. Didick - Lynn
Veinot Dimick - Lynn
Myrtle Goodrich Doane - Me.
Virginia Ames Doughty - Swamp.
Mildred March Fielding - N. H.
John C. Finn - Birmingham, Ala.
Walter L. Frothingham - Me.
S. Barbara Dwyer Gerasin - Saugus
James C. Gillis - Lynnfield
John F. Gillis - Lynn
Guay Gillis - Lynn
Winifred Morse Gilmour - Lynn
Ruth Waldman Gordon - Lynn
Edward C. Gorski - Lynn
H. Granahan - Lynn
Dorothy Nagle Green - Lynn
James W. Greenlaw - Lynn
Martha Sweetland Greenlaw - Lynn
James T. Hart - Marblehead
Frances Goonyep Hsiang - Lynn
Mildred Goodnow Ivon - N. H.
Leland N. Johnson - Conn.
Barbara Foster Kearney - Lynn
In Memory of John M. LaCava, Lynn
Ella Mae Marshall Locke, Marbleh'd
Flora Ritchie Lord - Lynn
Esther Lundgren Mackey - Salem
Anna Minton Mahoney - Lynn
Louis A. Markakis - Lynn
Charles A. McQuarrie - Marblehead
Vincent R. Meninno - Brockton
Lillian Senecal Morgan - Lynn
Ernest L. Morrison - Akron, Ohio
Lois Wells Napierski - Swampscott
Mareda Miller Nichols - Maryland
Hope Dragon O'Day - Nahant
Ethel Coates Ordway - Miami. Fla.
Loring R. Oulton - Swampscott
Claude M. Pettis - Swampscott
Audrey Roberts Pinch - Lynn
Reginald L. Pinch - Lynn
Samuel Portnoy - Lynn
Lawrence J. Powers - Hazlet, N. J.
Rosemarie Deveau Quinn - Lynn
Sally Shipper Radack - Manchester
Edith Doyle Rossi - Lynnfield
Nicholas Santoloquido - Peabody
Leona Hudson Saracen - Lynn
Virginia Pond Savard - Ohio
Alexander A. Savko - Lynn
Catherine Vasiliou Savko - Lynn
Edith Donato Savoie - Lynn
Helen Sween Seavey - Lynnfield
Richard W. Shaw - Lynn
Josephine Rutkauskas Shephard - Swampscott
Gertrude Simms Smith - Holliston
Raymond L. Stevens - Lynn
Stelio Suhrizio - Lynn
Dorothy Carney Torr - Virginia
Charles A. Tucker - New Mexico
Cleon Vasiliou - Miami Beach, Fla.
Florence Steadman Waitt - Lynn
Herbert E. Walsh - Lynn
R. Warden - Lynn
Anna Friberg Welles - Lynn
Frank N. White - Canoga Park, Cal.
Sarah Zenis - New York, N. Y.
Miss Marie M. Callahan, former L.E.H.S. librarian
(adopted member of 1932)
Rena Rogers Batson
Marie Delaney Feeny
Charlotte Seymour Fletcher
John J. Foley
Mae Stone Goldberg
Dorothy Charles Gray
Isabel Breed Holder
Rita Coates Hubbard
Marian Brown LaBrie
Beatrice Dobbins Linehan
Thelma Dodge Littlefield
Bertha Smith Morgan
Fritz F. Nelson
Maude Mahan Nelson
Henry J. Pelky
Gertrude Carter Putman
Eleanor O. Roy
Stella Brooks Smith
Evelyn Mears Sprague
Leon W. Varnam
Ruth C. Williams
Roger J. Alley, Class of
Florence Smith Bessom, Class of 1918
Ralph E. Bessom, Class of 1918
Louise Vaillancourt Burton, Class of 1913
Hazel Cahoon Clark, Class of 1914
Bromley N. Cook Sr., Class of 1934
Arlene Darsney Cook, Class of 1936
Henry W. Dembowski, Class of 1961
Martha Greenlaw Dembowski, Class of 1962
Bromley N. Cook Jr., Class of 1957
Richard Cook, Class of 1958
Phillip Cook, Class of 1965
Eleanor Davis, Class of 1927
John O. DesFosses, Class of 1932
Mae R. Goldberg, Class of 1917
Elizabeth S. Greenlaw. Class of 1966
James W. Greenlaw, Class of 1932
Martha Sweetland Greenlaw, Class of 1932
Nancy E. Greenlaw, Class of 1957
Marian Vose Large, Class of 1914
Beatrice Randall Little, Class of 1914
Elsa Hazel Marshall, Class of 1913
William A. McCarthy, Class of 1953
M. Beatrice Nye, Class of 1914
Martha Trimble Sweetland, Class of 1911
E. Benjamin Redfield Jr., Class of 1922
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L.E.H.S. ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
MELVIN BLOOM, Class of 1937
ERNEST A. BROWN, Class of 1902
ALBERT E. CAIN, Class of 1902
MARIE M. CALLAHAN, Class of 1913
A. RALPH CALVANI, Class of 1932
JOSEPH I. DiTULLIO, Class of 1936
LAWRENCE L. DOUCETTE JR., Class of 1952
CHARLES GARD, Class of 1902
LEROY J. HARNOIS
EASTMAN JONES, Class of 1928
DONALD R. JOYCE,
Class of 1935
CHARLES M. JULES, Class of 1950
NICHOLAS M. JULES, Class of 1949
GEORGE NEEDHAM, Class of 1902
FLORENCE MERRILL PATTON, Class of 1902
CATHERINE B. RICHARDS, Class of 1902
WILLIAM THOMAS. Class of 1902
DOROTHEA G. WEIN, Class of 1927
ROGER W. WELLS, Class of 1950
CLASSMATES OF 1936
Congratulate the Alumni of L.E.H.S. on their
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LYNN ENGLISH HIGH
SCHOOL ALUMNI OFFICERS
President - Ernest R. Lamoureaux, '32
1st Vice President - John O. DesFosses, '32
2nd Vice President - Atty. Robert G. Phelan, '50
3rd Vice Presiident - Jack Polansky, '36
4th Vice President - John Morley, '48
Treasurer - Dorothea G.
Assistant Treasurer - Catherine V.
Recording Secretary - Martha B.
Assistant Recording Secretary -
Thelma Jones, '28
Corresponding Secretary - Lois
W. Napierski, '32
Secretaries - Edith Savoie, '32 Arline Casterlene, '41 Carole Dycus, '58
Pamela O'Blenes, '62 Judith McCormack, '59
Historian - Catherine V. Savko, '32
Photographer - James W. Greenlaw, '32
Principal - Lewis J. Thistle
Dana L. Smith (Term expires 1965)
Alumni President - Ernest R. Lamoureaux
Phyllis Kenerson (Term expires 1966)
Martha B. Greenlaw (Term expires 1967)
John H. Cann, chairman
Dana L. Smith
Mae R. Goldberg
Elsa H. Marshall
COMMITTEES FOR 1963-1964
Entertainment: Atty. Robert
G. Phelan, Chairman
Banquet: Martha B. Greenlaw,
Chairman; Phyllis Kenerson, Ernest R. Lamoureaux, Lois Napierski, Ralph
Calvani, Arlene Casterlene, John O. DesFosses, James W. Greenlaw and
Scholarship Fund Program: Dana L.
Publicity: Catherine V. Savko
Publicity Photographic Work: James W. Greenlaw
Flower Fund: Phyllis Kenerson
Tickets: Maurice Calvani
Audio and Attendance Cup: Dana L. Smith
Fund Raising: Jack Polonsky, William R. Fallon,
Auditing: Jack Polonsky, Judith
Ad Book: Dana L. Smith, Chairman; John
O. DesFosses, Lois W. Napierski, Catherine V. Savko, Ed C. Gorski, Ralph
Calvani, Ernest R. Lamoureaux and Albert E.
Hospitality: Mae R. Goldberg, Chairman; Dorothea
G. Wein, Eleanor Davis, Dennis Glinnen and Eleanor Gutherie
Scholarship Awards Certificates: Catherine V. Savko
*William T. Reed, '89 .....1891-1893
*William A. Grover, '92 ..... 1893-1895
*Fred L. Norris, '91 .....1895-1912
*L. Henry Whittredge, '98 .....1912-1921
Dr. George W. McAlevey, '03 .....1921-1924
*Harold Wood, '07 .....1924-1926
*James L. McCarthy, '99 .....1926-1931
Fred R. Haight, '11 .....1931-1934
Amos E. Russell, '10 .....1934-1936
*Margaet C. Wein, '99 .....1936-1938
James P. McArdle, '21 .....19'38-1940
Albert E. Cain, '02 .....1940-1941
* Joseph J. Faney, '28 .....1941-1942
*Leroy E. Clark, '14 .....1942-1943
Mary F. Skelton, '11 .....1943-1944
Everett F. Bowden, '16 .....1944-1945
Joseph L. Dupont, '28 .....1945-1946
Fritz F. Nelson, '17 .....1946-1947
*George W. Little, Jr., '18 .....1947-1948
Gladys W. Foster, '15 .....1948-1949
Harold C. Parker, '11 .....1949-1951
*Mabel C. Dearborn, '09 .....1951-1952
Dana L. Smith, '19 .....1952-1953
Richard P. Flynn, '26 .....1953-1954
John H. Cann, 32 .....1954-1955
John F. McCarthy, '34 .....1955-1956
Roger E. Wells, '46 .....1956-1957
Olaf A. Olsson, Jr., '42 .....1957-1958
James Vasi, '30 .....1958-1959
Leo J. Wallace, '31 .....1959-1960
Mae R. Goldberg, '17 .....1960-1961
Atty. Gene V. Santeusanio, '41 .....1961-1962
Lawrence L. Doucette Jr., '52 .....1962-1963
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Donors to the
L.E.H.S. Scholorship Fund
This list is made up of Alumni
members who are employed by
the Post Office
Department in the Lynn Postal
POSTMASTER THOMAS P. COSTIN JR.
Al Aborn ...1944
Edmond Bedard ...1931
Arnie Bornstein ...1951
Samuel Borofski ...1917
Melvin Blumberg ...1939
Larry Ball ...1943
Walter F. Churchill ...1934
Robert Coombs ...1951
Ray Donnelly ...1934
John J. Daley ...1939
Joseph E. Fuller ...1935
Walter Forrest ...1944
J. Finn ...1928
William "Chub" Fallon ...1931
Tillman Flagg ...1933
J. Gangi ...1938
John Gray ...1936
N. J. Gaillardet ...1934
S. Griffin ...1935
Leo M. Hosker Jr ...1932
Franklin N. Hathaway ...1942
Thomas J. Hynes ...1926
Edward Holbrook ...1937
Edward T. Humphrey ...1920
Thomas S. Hathaway ...1948
Luke Ierardi ...1951
Mike Kavanaugh ...1947
Joseph J. Keating ...1933
John R. Kirvan ...1929
R. Lamoureaux ...1932
Arthur Leavitt ...1933
William Lord ...1943
Leonidas Markakis ...1932
Granville McDormand ...1932
Thomas J. McGuire ...1942
Daniel S. McDonough ...1939
Arthur J. McGlue ...1943
Edward McElligott ...1933
Burpee J. O'Blenes ...1943
James R. Pasquale ...1951
Edward J. Pettipas ...1934
Robert Quinn ...1942
Vincent Regan ...1939
Ralph Rogers ...1944
Edward W. Storr ...1938
Earl W. Steadman ...1938
Howard Shore ...1932
Roger E. Smith ...1939
L. W. Speer ...1935
Joseph E. Vinard ...1940
George Worth ...1934
W. Walsh ...1952
George Young ...1943
Congratulations from the L.E.H.S. Faculty
LEWIS THISTLE, Principal
A. PALOMBO, Vice Principal
Evelyn L. Abrahams
Donamld B. Almquist
Edith M. Backer
William J. Bourke
Walter J. Boverini
Mary A. Brown
Eva A. Cadwell
Norma L. Ciaschini
Daniel J. Cole
Jeanette M. Curuby
John P. Daly
Richard J. Donovan
John M. Duffy
Everett A. Fransen
Helen F. Gallagher
Annie I. Gould
Jasper T. Grassa
Paul N. Ireradi
John J. Kelley
Francis V. Kennedy
Theodore G. Laubner
Mary V. Leblanc
Peter C. Loomas
Bartholomew F. McArdle
Richard F. McBrien, 3rd
Louise R. Malven
M. Louise Minton
Geraldine E. Mocogni
Catherine C. Mondrick
Anastasia D. Nezeriotis
Jacqueline M. Opie
Kathleen A. Plummer
Rose D. Price
Ruth E. Sparkes
Florence C. Stier
Alvin R. Tangney
Alan M. Tattle
Marjorie L. Tongberg
Joseph L. Wilkinson
Selma E. Zinkfine
Curtis, Music Supervisor of Lynn Schools
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Assorted Ice Cream
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ATTORNEY ROBERT G. PHELAN
CLASS OF 1950
SPONSORS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Ernest R. Lamoureaux '32
Mabel Lamoureaux O'Donnell '28
Albina Lamoureaux Doringer '30
Marie Lamoureaux Keating '43
Mildred Lamoureaux Brown '45
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L.E.H.S. Alumni Association
Catherine Savko, Alumni Historian, and Dana L. Smith
The first class was
graduated from Lynn English High School in 1889 and so they became the
first alumni of Lynn English High School. The first President of the
Alumni Association was elected April 22, 1891. This meeting was held at
Exchange Hall on Market Street. The Hall was profusely decorated. There
was a reception, banquet and dance. Miss Alice Sawtell, '89 was chairman
of the meeting. After much discussion a constitution was adopted and the
following officers elected: President, William T. Reed, '89; First
Vice-President, Flora Hinds, '90; Second Vice-President, Alice Sawtell,
'89'; Secretary, Anna Clark, '89; Treasurer, Chester King, '90; and
Assistant Treasurer, Lillian M. Hunt, '89.
On March 2, 1894, about 125
graduates of the school met in the library of the school building and
reorganized the Alumni Association.
On June 29, 1894, a social
banquet was held at the Oxford Club. One hundred and fifty graduates,
representing all classes from 1889 to 1894 were present. George H. Lewis
was chairman, Daniel Gallagher toastmaster, George H. Cary, Charles S.
Jackson, William T. Reed, Alfred B. Jones, Howard Anderson, William L.
Jackman and the president of the Alumni Association, William A. Grover
were the speakers. President Grover replied to the toast, "The Alumni".
The matrons were Mrs. Albert Grover and Miss Annie Purington.
During Fred Norris'
administration, from 1895 to 1912, several banquets were held at the
Oxford Club. All were well attended. During this period the organization
was growing, for each graduating class added its members to the
association. Several classes maintained their own organization as well.
Meetings were held from
time to time but as the members began to scatter to distant places, it was
found difficult to get enough interested ones to run any formal affairs.
Mr. Norris, who was a hard and earnest worker, used his business office
for a meeting place. He held the presidency for 17 years, a longer period
than that of any other president.
In 1912 some members of the
class of 1898 who had held meetings every year since their graduation
became enthusiastic about the possibilities of a big organization which
could do real constructive work. On April 11, 1912, a reunion and banquet
was held at the English High School. Every class was represented. This
affair was attended by the largest number of graduates ever present at a
reunion up to this time. Fred L. Norris, retiring president, was the
toastmaster. George H. Cary, first principal, was the speaker. L. Henry
Whittredge, who was an important factor in the organization, was elected
president. The newly organized association immediately made plans for the
Alumni ball which was held in November, 1912.
L. Henry Whittredge, who was
elected president in 1912, held his office until 1921, being succeeded by
Dr. George W. McAlevey. During Whittredge's term of office, Joseph F.
Morse succeeded Leon E. Thompson as secretary, and Prescott Newhall
replaced Frank Reed as treasurer.
In 1914 a large pop concert
was held at the Casino. The small sum of money which was made was
presented to the school to buy pictures and books. On April 14 and 15,
1916, the Alumni held a mammouth fair for the purpose of raising money to
purchase an encyclopedia for the school library. The fair was such a large
success, enough money was made to buy books, works of art and statuary to
beautify the corridors of the school. Combined with the fair was an
exhibition of the various accomplishments of the different manual
President Whittredge's administration active steps were taken to support
athletic teams. When the printing plant was added to the school equipment,
several graduates, who were master printers, gave their time and
suggestions regarding the work. The years '17, '18 and '19 were war years.
The association was not very active due to the fact that many of its
representatives were in the armed services and those at home were engaged
in some war activity.
1920 the officers of 1916, L. Henry Whittredge, president; Joseph F.
Morse, secretary; and Prescott Newhall, treasurer started the organization
in motion again.
at the annual banquet in the old English High School with nearly 400
graduates present, Dr. George W. McAlevey was elected president; Miss
Helen Williams, secretary; and Prescott Newhall, treasurer. Under the
guidance of these officers the association grew rapidly. Progress was made
in organizing the various classes and the athletic teams were given
assistance. Gifts were made in the school from time to time, and the
association stood ever ready to act on suggestions from the principal of
English High and to help in any way they were able.
1922 saw a new high in
attendance at any reunion. The same officers were re-elected.
In 1923 the annual banquet
was held with a growing attendance. A testimonial and reception was given
to Charles S. Jackson on his retirement after 32 years of service to the
Lynn Schools, 25 of which were spent as principal of Lynn English High
School. Dr. George W. McAlevey was chairman of a large committee of
members composed of former pupils. This testimonial was held at the high
school. Dancing was enjoyed, lunch was served, speeches made, and a
substantial check was presented to Mr. Jackson.
In the winter of 1924,
before the banquet was held, L. Henry Whittredge turned over his new
factory, which had just been completed, to the association to dedicate.
The alumni ran a barn dance with a band concert and the hall was filled
with between 1500 and 2000 guests and members. A large sum of money was
realized for the general fund.
The 1924 reunion was held on
April 23rd. While preparations were being made, the old English High
School where hundreds of its graduates spent many happy days and
which they loved so well, was burned so that the reunion was held in the
YM.C.A. with Dr. McAlevey presiding.
After many years of
discussion this reunion laid the cornerstone of having the twenty-five
year class, celebrating their 25th anniversary as the host class. The
class of 1889 put on the entertainment and provided the speaker, Charles
Hathaway, who held the large crowd for many minutes with his wit and
humor. The idea of having the
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twenty-five year class occupy the center of the
stage was voted a success.
The 1925 reunion was held in
the Classical High School Hall. The class of 1900 provided the
entertainment under the direction of Bertram Ames.
In 1926 the first reunion in
the rebuilt English High School was held in the cafeteria. A new library
bought from funds raised by the Alumni was presented to the school by L.
Henry Whittredge, Chairman of the Library Committee, and accepted by
Frederick R. Willard. The class of 1901 celebrated its 25th anniversary. A
new constitution was adopted increasing the number of executive officers
and class representatives. After this reunion Jesse M. Holder was
appointed by the alumni to pass on distribution of funds held in the
library account and performed this arduous duty in a very efficient
In 1927 the
reunion was held in the High School cafeteria an May 11th. The class of
1902 celebrated its 25th anniversary. At this reunion a scholarship
campaign was launched to raise funds to help needy students of the school
and graduates attending other schools. Abaut $1000 has been raised to date
for this fund and until other sums are added it will not fill the purpose
for which it was started. Mary P. O'Neil presented the proposition for the
executive committee to the Alumni and Principal Frederick R. Willard
presented his side of the proposition as he saw it as principal. The
association was incorporated under Massachusetts law by Frederick W.
The 1928 reunion
was celebrated in the cafteria and it featured the 25th anniversary of the
class of 1903, led by Dr. George W. McAlevey, a past president of the
alumni. A series of stereopticon pictures was shown from old pictures of
individuals and groups as they appeared as school boys.
The 1929 reunion followed
the pattern of the previous reunions. A novelty was provided in joke
diplomas which were presented by John M. Barry Esquire, former member of
the school committee, who gave the original diplomas out 25 years earlier.
The 1930 reunion
attracted about one thousand members. This was due to great activities
which took place during the preceding months of that year. A lot of credit
should go to Mr. and Mrs. L. Henry Whittredge for this success. The class
of 1905 was the honor class at this reunion. Mary P. O'Neil was
instrumental in activating the class of 1905, the honor class at this
1931 the New English High School Building was opened for the first time.
It has been an outstanding institution for the past 33 years and is a
credit to its more than 20,000 graduates. Graduation of the 1931 class was
held at the Olympia Theater.
The class of 1932 was the
first class to have the honor of graduating from the new High School.
There were 480 members in this fine class. Many members of this class have
become very active in Alumni work and their presence has been felt in the
past few years in the progress of the alumni.
The next ten years produced
classes of over 500 graduates at each commencement.
The 'Thirties' were
depression years and activities were curtailed.
1941 saw many of our alumni
entering the armed services as World War II was about to start. Pearl
Harbor set the world an fire.
In 1943 fifteen war diplomas
were awarded to servicemen.
For eight seasons the Alumni
enjoyed concerts under the direction of Leroy E. Clark, '14, Alumni Past
President. Among them were the Don Cossack Chorus, Igar Gorin, Arthur
Fiedler's Symphonic Group, Boston University Brass Choir and many others.
This was during the 'Forties'.
The Alumni faired very well
at its reunions during this period and always had from 700 to 900 members
attend each year.
fighting years went on the hundreds turned into thousands of L. E. H. S.
Alumni who joined the armed services. Over 100 made the supreme sacrifice.
In 1950 we saw more
alumni joining the service to help preserve peace in Korea.
During the 50's we saw more
activity in the Alumni, what with cake sales, rummage sales, more classes
having get-togethers to learn of the whereabouts of their members and more
school dramas and shows. The 65th reunion was held at the high school in
May of 1954 and was well attended. Richard P. Flynn presided. A number of
graduates from the very first classes were invited guests at this reunion.
The 70th reunion was
upon us before we knew it and elaborate plans were laid to celebrate this
milestone in the life of our Alumni. A scholarship booster drive was held
to raise money for the scholarship fund. Originally our fund was set at
$10,000 but several factors prevented us from reaching our goal at this
time. The fund was started by a group of active alumni, among whom was
Pearl Belonga of the Class of 1910.
With the increase in fund
raising activities our goal came in sight. Our reunion was augmented by an
antique automobile show put on by Art Jannell, our second vice-president.
A baseball game between the L. E. H. S. Alumni and the L. E. H . S. team;
a flag-raising took place to start off the reunion. We had as our guests
three members of the class of 1889 who lent a lot of loyalty and dignity
to the occasion. Over 1,200 were at the reunion. James Vasi, '30, our
Alumni president did a fine job of handling the overflow crowd at this
In 1960 a
novelty sale was launched by chairman Marjorie Paquette of the class of
1933 and the sum of $1,300 was raised for the scholarship fund. This was
one of the best drives for funds the association ever had.
$2,950 was awarded in
scholarships at the 1960 graduatian.
On Dec. 24th, 1960, Alumni
members sent a letter to the school committee protesting the integration
of the three public High Schools. Due to the efforts of many L. E. H. S.
Alumni, the merger was dissolved and we once again gained recognition as
an individual high school.
After one final effort, the
goal of $10,000 was reached for our permanent scholarship fund. The first
scholarship was awarded at graduation from the interest on the fund.
In 1961, ten scholarships
were awarded this year at graduatin. Mae R. Goldberg, '17 was our
twelve scholarships were awarded at graduation. Gene Santeusanio, '41 was
president during this year.
Each year our scholarship
list keeps growing and the year of 1963 was no exception. Fourteen
scholarships were given at graduation by the Alumni and individual
classes. Lawrence L. Daucette was our president. Also, at last year's
graduation, over $72,000 was awarded to the graduates of the 1963 class
which is a record for secondary schools in the country.
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Paul S. Bauer President
Ernest J. Leger General Manager Treasurer
Emma Richardson Granger, Class of 1910
Ethel Richardson Cook, Class of 1912
Walter E. Richardson, Class of 1914
Mildred Parrott Richardson, Class of 1915
Beatrice M. Richardson, Class of 1916
Jessie Richardson Vasile, Class of 1918
Adeline Richardson Winter, Class of 1923
Margaret Osgood Richardson, Class of 1936
Earl A. Richardson, Class of 1933
Charles E. Richardson, Class of 1934
Violet Lilly Richardsan, Class of 1934
Lester A. Richardson, Class of 1934
Grace E. Richardson, Class of 1937
George E. Richardson, Class of 1942
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1964 - We are looking
forward to our 75th anniversary (Diamond Jubilee) on this May 16th, 1964
which will undoubtedly be an outstanding event in the history of the Lynn
English High School Alumni. With over 21,000 graduates plus another 10,000
who attended but did not complete their terms, we have an alumni of
over 30,000 strong to keep our organization vigorous and progressive. We
are the second oldest but most active of all high school alumni in this
part of the country. It is a fine tribute to see so many classes
represented at one reunion. This loyalty deserves recognition. We
earnestly hope that more history will be added to what has already been
recorded, that will prove the future of the students of L.E.H.S. will be
By Harold Kaese, Class of
the beginning, there were baseball, football, bicycle racing and roller
polo. No tennis, no golf, but running and jumping and, of course, military
At the age of
75, Lynn English High is two years older than the game of basketball and
four years older than ice hockey as played in this country. Early sports
at Lynn English have been buried by the years, like the origins of man,
although now and then an artifact is uncovered, or a fossilized score of
an early game.
housed under one roof after Old English High was built in 1892, boys
taking college (Classical) and commercial (English) courses played on the
same teams, except when they divided into camps and fought it out for
supremacy of the establishment.
Albert Cain, 1902 track
captain, remembers a combined English-Classical team arriving at Waltham
with only ten men. Waltham was then a long journey, and most boys worked
Saturdays. But when they met on Thanksgiving Day - at Ocean Park - both
had full teams as English won Cain recalls - 5-0.
The results of the earliest
games still await discovery by some determined reseacher. English High
athletics apparently became distinctive only after Classical seceded from
the union by moving into its own building on the Common in 1911.
The formal record of the
annual football game begins with the contest of 1911, which Classical was
fortunate enough to win, 13 to 2. Balky Boyson coached both teams, an
arrangement that would not be tolerated today.
In even the sketchiest
history of English High sports, these teams must be singled out:
1930 football team - unbeaten, untied and regarded as the State
champion. Players included Tony Geniawicz, George Moriarty, Herman Hussey,
Art Jannell, Roger McArthur and George Nicketakis. Coach: Tom Whelan.
1937 baseball team - State champion. Among the players were Jim
Hegan, Ray Bessom, Tom Whelan Jr., Angie Nicketakis and Walter McManus.
Coach: Tom Whelan.
The 1956 hockey team - State champion. Leading
players included Tippy Johnson, Dick Pinch, Don Pinch, Don Spinney, Ernie
Carpenter, Junior Harwood. Coach: Harold (Red) Foote.
1939 basketball team - only Lynn team to win the Tech Tourney. Angie
Nicketakis, voted outstanding player, Capt. Abe Russell and Harold Bryant
excelled. Coach: Tom Whelan.
Under Everett Fransen,
English won several State gymnastic titles. Under Lew Thistle, the 1948
track team was State outdoor runnerup. English had some good crews,
1919-36, under Dennis Dinneen. Twice in 17 years under Dave Barry, the
baseball team reached but lost the State final. English lost the Tech
Tourney final to Fitchburg in 1931, 23 to 21; and the 1964 team, led by
Charlie Campbell, was a narrow loser.
English's first athletic
family has borne the name of Whelan. Tom Sr. was first an all-round
athlete, then a winning coach 1926-42, and finally principal 1942-57.
Besides his brother Gus and various first and second cousins, his three
sons were stars - Tom Jr., who played first base for Yale; Bobby, who
played with Harry Agganis at Boston University, and Billy, football
captain at Cornell.
English has produced such big league baseball players as Bernie Friberg,
Bump Hadley, Jim Hegan, Tom Whelan and Buck Burke ... A baskeball player
in Lou Tsiropoulis, good enough to excel for Kentucky and the Boston
Celtics ... A high jumper in Larry McGovern, springy enough to win at the
Penn Relays ... Any number of football players who became college stars,
such as Art Boland and Billy Whelan at Cornell, Carl Palombo at Penn,
Harry Arlanson, Charlie and Dick Hingston, Sammy Clayman and Fred Kennedy
at Tufts, Bobby Whelan at Boston University, Oscar and Eddie Johnson at
Vermont, Geniawicz at Dartmouth, Hussey at Fordham and Moriarty at Notre
Older alumni think
fondly of such names as Dodo Frazier, Jud Cutler, Pop Paradise, Spike
Gannon, Leo Hannaway, Larry Kelly, Warren Deshon and Gene Pare. Younger
graduates think - and they may be right - there were none better than
Tippy Johnson, Charlie Long, Bob Upton, Charlie Ruddock, Art Boland; Jim
Leonard, George Lundstedt, Ed Carpenter and Vinny Jarvis.
English High athletics have
endured fires, changes of address, a great variety of coaches, a change of
nickname from Red and Gray to Bulldogs, and the mercifully brief
death-to-sports merger of 1961. With good coaching and faculty
encouragement, there is no doubt that the old school will continue to
field respectable teams, league leaders and an occasional State champions
as it has often enough in the past.
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L. HENRY WHITTREDGE
Class of 1898
Perhaps one of the most
energetic members of the L. E. H. S. Alumni was L. Henry Whittredge.
'Henry' as he was known to many was a great
organizer and he rallied the Alumni to become more active and have greater
participation in all of the school activities.
He gave generously of his
time, resources and money to help build a strong Alumni. His efforts will
have a lasting effect for a long time to come.
His term of nine years as
President af the Alumni was the second longest in our history.
We wish to honor him on this 75th Anniversary.
By William T.
(Reprinted from 42nd Anniversary
I have the June, 1889, copy
of the English High School Enterprise, with
the list of graduates; and the names of some thirty-five or forty others
who entered in the first class. The Program Committee urged me to write of the first class, so I agreed. I have
depended upon memory for much of this article and inquired of others for
the rest of it. It is not a history or chronicle, but just a few
reminiscences of the past and such information about the present as I have
been able to pick up. I hope nobody's glory
has been dimmed or unduly gilded by the remarks. I have found no stain on
the escutcheon of the school as reflected by our class.
For about forty years the
City of Lynn had maintained a general high school, graduates of which were
fitted to enter most of the colleges, when agitation started for a
business course of less than four years. After the usual "hearings", at
one of which a former mayor "wondered what sons and daughters af horny
handed shoemakers wanted of a high school anyway," the Lynn English High
School with a "regular" and a "commercial" course of two years for
either was evolved and three small rooms on third floor of oId Cobbet
School on Franklin Street were fitted to accommodate about twenty pupils each.
At the opening of the
schools in September, 1887, about 120 boys and girls greeted Mr. George H.
Cary of Natick, the principal, with Miss Mary A. Todd and Miss Marcia A.
Lamphier of Lynn, as assistants. Rush orders brought more desks and chairs
to a portian of the auditorium and Miss Nellie
A. Peabody from Salem as another assistant. Now, at a cost of nearly
two millions of dollars, the city is completing the fifth building
required to house the institution.
The first class, like Hood's
Sarsaparilla, was peculiar to itself. Some of
us had just graduated from grammar school, same had completed a year or
more in the old high school, and others had been earning money for a like
period. In later years, a teacher said this (1889) was not a class of boys and girls but of young men and
women who realized that they were completing all the education that they
would probably have. Graduation from Lynn English High was entrance into
the serious business of making a living. However, before graduation the
regular course was extended to three years and
two members passed examinations for
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
With these first teachers
should be mentioned Mr. Wilbur J. Rockwood and Miss Mabel K. Remick, who
went with us to the attic of the old primary
building on Blossom Street the second year. There was no limit to the interest
of these instructors and the extra assistance given a boy or girl anxious
to help himself or herself. Miss Peabody, and
later Miss Remick, and then Mr. Cary, have gone to their final reward. The others, I understand, are
with us tonight.
also privileged to enjoy the association and
friendship of the man, Sidney I. Breed, titled "janitor" at Cobbet for
many years, but actually friend and counselor of the boys.
So this first class was
fortunate in its helpers at the beginning, and it was natural that a
spirit af civic pride soon appeared. Other cities had military units in
their high schools. Mr. Cary was a Civil War Veteran, and we soon had the
honor to present to the School Committee a full company with
setting-up drill, all complete and ready for equipment, and the chagrin of
having the committee organize a battalian in the Classical High and
present them with equipment. But the Classical boys were magnanimous, they
took as privates all who would go and gave us two lieutenants. Six or
eight of us would not enlist and never had more to do with military
except that one served as a Y. M. C. A. manager over-seas in the World
We early formed the
Lynn English High School Lyceum for the consideration of important topics
of the day and the outbursts of oratory at times were second only to
that of the United States Congress. It was in
the Lyceum that the first English High School news magazine had its
beginning. The discussion of a name had been long and warm, when Fred
Jones arose and said, "Mr. Speaker, I think this quite an Enterprise." That was the end of the discussion
and Lynn English High School Enterprise grew
to Red and Gray.
Blossom Street Primary
School attic was not an ideal high school. We had no laboratory for physics or chemistry, but we
learned from books that H2O is water, H2S is over-ripe eggs; and from
pictures that the pressure of water depends upon its height rather than
its volume; that a smaIl weight on a long lever balances a large
weight on a short lever; and that small power at high speed belted
to a larger pulley exerts more power at slower speed.
As our two years drew toward
a close, the class organized with George H. Lewis as President; Edith P.
White, Vice-President; Abel M. Rice, Secretary, and May Brown,
Oh, yes, we
had social times, too, occasionally and a
picnic to the Wolf Pits and Wild Cats' Ledge
and Pirates' Glen. And a sleigh ride way over to Berry's Tavern
in Danvers. My, but that oyster stew was hot.) And they let us come
home from Danvers, too.
The School Committee must have dignified the Enterprise by using it for the graduation program
from Proctor's Theatre. And the list of the graduates follow:
Laura Emerson Meader, May
Brown, Lillian May Hunt, Grace Lillian Burns, Lizzie Richardson Pease,
*Cora Helen Leavitt, Harry Edgar Sawtell, Annie Johnson,
* Arthur Everett Gloyd, John Raymond Sullivan, Fred
Lincoln Norris, James Alley Bates, Frank Plumstead, Addie Grace Goodell,
Michael Joseph Dougherty, Harry Elmer Stilphen, Edith Prescott White,
Elizabeth Teresa Dougherty, * Anna Gertrude Clark, * Abel Maynard Rice,
Hattie Augusta Palmer, *Mary Wilson McFarlane, Cora Inez Quimby, Edward
Porter Rhodes, Addison Brown Noyes, William Augustine Cross, *Margaret
Dunbar Burns, *Nellie Hammond,*Grace Amy Wires, Sarah Lizzie Call, Diana
Maibel Moran, Nellie Margaret Webster, *Elmer Francis Dwyer, *Fannie Maria
Webber, Jennie Frances Reynolds, Adelaide Hodgkins, Mabel Lillian Griffin,
William Lincoln Jackman, Mary Anne Golden, Bertha Mabelle Hall, Alice
Eaton Sawtell, Alice Edith Johnson, Edwin Warren Buckman, Alice Melville
Goodridge, Arthur Franklin Cary, Frank Amasa Mudgett, *Eugene Marlor,
William Cushing Whittredge, *Burleigh Weeman, Alice Moulton Tarbox, Walter
five finished the regular course the next year: Alice L. Bland, *Frank C.
Gilmore, Jesse M. Holder, George H. Lewis and William T. Reed.
We have not
made good the prophecy of Mabel Griffin. Though Harry Sawtell is not a
"preacher just outside of Lynn," he is president of the Boston Society of
Civil Engineers, is an authority on "foundations," is a member of the firm
of Charles T. Main, Inc., engineers of Boston, and is in responsible
charge of the design of the building now under construction at
Massachusetts Institute of Technology housing the most delicate of
machinery at the institute.
Many of our girls became
wives and mothers (and they have been good mothers) so rendering their
service; May Brown Shepherd in Lynn, Mabel Griffin Tupper in Calgary
(Alberta), Anna Clark Lewis (she has gone to her reward), Edith White
Burnham, now of Mt. Vernon (N. Y.), Mary McFarlane Rowell (also gone to
her reward), Alice Johnson Hay, Bertha Hall Putnam, Alice Goodridge
Hodgkins of Waltham, Grace Burns Ronan, Diana Moran Fay, Ethel Dow Rogers
being a good mother is being a good school teacher of children, and to
this work the class of 1889 furnished the services of Mabel Griffin
(before she became Mrs. Tupper), Lillian M. Hunt, Jennie Reynolds (before
she became Mrs. Reynolds), Alice Sawtell and Bernice Townsend. Teresa
Dougherty serves as a clerk in Probate Court at Salem. Cora Quimby Hagen
of Salem helps adjust money differences between buyers and sellers; Mary
Golden attends to the accounts in a Lynn factory. Lizzie Pease Powers is
treasurer of a corporation in Boston. If you don't pay your gas bill Annie
Johnson will be after you. Laura Meader Sprague now resides in Swampscott.
Harriet Palmer recently retired from service in a National Bank. Jennie
Reynolds Reynolds is enjoying a quieter life in New Hampshire than she
could have in Lynn.
George Lewis never became "president," but he did go over-seas for the Y.
M. C. A. with the American Expeditionary Force, preaches occasionally in
Adamsdale, Mass., a suburb of Providence, R. I., and is in the foundry
business. "Ed" Buckman, "Will" Galvin and Walter Furbush are serving Uncle
Sam in the Post Office Department. "Bill" Cross, Charlie Todd, Fred Kelley
and some others are sticking to the last in Lynn (at least are in the shoe
business). Arthur Cary is a designer of special machinery. Elmer Dwyer
"has finished his course" after winning success in the field of
electricity. Jesse Holder, I suppose, serves most of us with our coal
besides the service rendered philanthropic associations. Will Jackman is a
lawyer in Springfield, Missouri. Frank Mudgett is Service Director and
assistant to treasurer of Seth Seiders Inc., of Chicago, Salesmen's
is sticking to the drug store business. Fred Norris, retired from real
estate and insurance, is now growing prize apples in Lynnfield. Frank
Plumstead is in the automobile business in Lynn. Ed Rhodes is of
Boyer-Rhodes Machinery Co., Joplin, Mo. Will Reed is of the William T.
Reed Co., building construction, of Boston. John Sullivan is
superintendent of B.R.B.&L.R.R. at Boston. Harry Stilphen keeps many
mills and factories supplied with necessities. Bill Whittredge is in the
builders' supply business in Lynn. Bob Campbell will supply your wants in
hardware. George Chadwell has retired from service in one of our banks.
Elmer French is superintendent at the La Touraine Coffee headquarters.
Charlie Harwood is of Harwood Counter Co., and president of a local bank.
Frank Harraden sticks to the electric supply business. Fred Jones is a
lawyer in Lynn. Jack Leary has just gone abroad to get some information
for the United States Secretary of Labor. Fred Nason is a vice -president
of the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company. Bert Alexander is
installing special accounting systems for the National Association of
After fire destroyed the old English High School and the new building was
erected, the Alumni Committee met to devise ways and means to secure an
Encyclopeadia for the new school. It was a member of the "1889" that first
suggested a $1,500.00 fund and then pushed the campaign leaders through to
more than a $3,000.00 finish for the new library.
From answers to my
inquiries, I am convinced that our city, the state, and the nation, are
better because the members of the Class 1889 have lived.
Taken from the "Enterprise"
from 42nd Anniversary Book)
George H. Cary was
principal during our schools years. The graduation exercises were held
Thursday, June 26, 1890. Dr. J. G. Pinkham, Chairman of the School Board,
presented diplomas. Lieut. Harry E. Sawtell led a drill, "Manual of Arms,"
and led a squad of cadets from the high school. Orations were given by
William T. Reed, Frank C. Gilmore, Mills Hoyt, George H. Lewis and Philip
Reed, Jesse M. Holder and George H. Lewis took a postgraduate course known
as the Mathematical Course and are members of the Class of 1890 as well as
of the 1889.
thirty-six graduates and ten post-graduates. The class motto was:
"Perseverance Achieves Success." Blanche Percy Hannaford, Emma Belle
Upton, Flora Evelyn Hinds, Ellen Augusta Ward, Margaret Frances Lynch,
*Jesse Morgan Holder, Alice Louise Blance, Philip Augustine Kiely, William
Thomas Reed, Dennis Francis McCarthy, Luella Frances Legro, Chester
Freeman King, Franklin Chester Gilmore, Fred Clifton Pillsbury, George
Henry Lewis, Oscar Jewell Fogg, Sadie Stoddard Meritt, William Herbert
Witham, Jonathan M. Coffee, George Andrew Mansfield, Thomas Bransfield,
Arthur Milton Stanley, Walter Blaney Chandler, Lora Frances Luscomb,
Gertrude Viola Swain, Frederick Feehan, Nellie Frances Sullivan, George W.
Brackett, John Frances McCarthy, Mary Genevieve
Cryan, Hattie Smith Gowen, Dennis Richard Carey, Isabel May Williams,
James Henry Moloney, Ada May Swain. (*Mathematical course, three years).
Terry A. Newhall was a
member of this class but left during the term to attend the Noble School
By Prescott Newhall
42nd Anniversary Book)
Labor Overcomes All
marks the fortieth anniversary of the graduation of the Class of 1891.
When we get together the memories this thought brings up make our
reminiscing a very pleasant pastime. It brings back to us the happy days
we spent in the old building on Blossom Street with its physics laboratory
in the yard.
of '91 had the honor of selecting the English High School colors, Red and
We were the first
class to take shorthand and typewriting, starting with three machines in
the dressing room.
the beginning of our senior year, September, 1890, Charles S. Jackson
became our Principal, with a corps of four teachers.
We can never forget the
labor of love and loyalty of those teachers, Miss Lamphier, Miss Peabody,
Miss Remick, and last, but not least Wilbur J. Rockwood.
At our graduation June 26,
1891, there were thrity-six graduates and six post-graduates on the stage
of the Lynn Theatre.
Since our graduation, we have lost ten of our class by death.
The girls of our class, of
course, have made good mostly as housewives, and the boys are all filling
responsible places in the business world.
William L. Welton is a
prominent architect in Alabama.
James W. Sullivan is one of
the foremost attorneys of our state.
H. Morton Hoague is the
Hoague of the Hoague, Sprague Corp., box manufacturers.
Of course the two Newhalls
have done all right.
Arthur Gutterson is with the Eastern Mass. Railway Co.
Herbert J. Cary is a
furniture executive. Oscar Wyman and William Wires are merchants in Maine.
George E. Allen is in
the auto body business in Amesbury.
Richard Graham is a mason
and contractor. Harry Hill is in the poultry business in Lynnfield.
John G. Callen is connected
with Harvard University in the School of Business Administration.
William Shephard is a shoe
CLASS OF 1892
By Richard L. Fitzgerald
42nd Anniversary Book)
How swiftly the fleeting
years roll by and yet how vivid are some of the incidents of our school
days and how we cherish the acquaintances and friendships made so many
years ago. It seems hardly possible that thirty-nine years have elapsed
since our graduation. Our class was the last class to graduate from the
old Blossom Street School which we shared with the primary grades which
occupied the first floor. None of the modern facilities of gym or
laboratory were ours. Any laboratory tests or experiments in physics were
performed in the old shed in the school yard with materials furnished by
the pupils. Some have journeyed on that long last journey from which there
is no returning. Others have carried on in the political, professional and
business world and in the various walks of life.
Of the graduating class the
Grim Reaper has taken from our midst; May B. Goudey, Harry P. Swett, John
H. Mudgett, Edith A. Blanchard, Alfred L. Hastings, Charles P. Mudge, Ruel
L. Hanson, Maude Williams, Ethel M. Ramsdell, Mabel A. Larrabee and
Florence I. Taylor.
politics, Harry P. Swett (now deceased), and Richard L. Fitzgerald, have
been honored by their constituents with service in the City Government,
and Charles F. Cotter for many years a successful shoe manufacturer, and
Leon E. Thompson, for many years secretary of the School Committee, have
served with distinction on our School Board.
In the field of medicine,
Dr. Roy L. Bartlett has for many years been stationed at the Oneida County
Hospital, Rome, N. Y, and Elizabeth Kiley at the Walter Reed Hospital,
Washington, D. C.
W. Gallagher has gained renown as a writer and newspaperman, his
last-known field was with the Cleveland News,
William A. Grover was last heard from as City Engineer, Dover (N. H.), and
R. Elwin Neilly was stationed at the Maine University of Music at Portland
(Me.), while Helen M. Austin, now Mrs. Dr. Goddard, was doing missionary
work at Shawshing (China). Frank Batchelder, with the Murray Rubber
Company, Trenton (N. J.), Herbert H. Merrill, with the American Woolen
Company, Lawrence (Mass.), Bertha M. McCall with the Hunter Mfg. Company,
New York City, and Frank C. Reed of Powers & Reed, this city, have
been actively engaged in business pursuits. Elizabeth A. Ladd (Mrs. Neldon
A. Shafner) is now a resident of Milwaukee (Wisc.), Matta Lotta (Mrs.
Argo), is now located in Rushville (Neb.), and Charles E. White claims Oak
Park (Ill.), as his home.
CLASS OF 1893
By Mrs. Anna D. (Fantom)
(Reprinted from 42nd Anniversary
The boys and girls (a
little larger grown) of '93, will retrace and scan some footprints of
School Alumni Association was reorganized in 1912 and, during November,
representative Anna Crane, was chairman of a school dance which netted
profit of $47.00.
1930, was the banner banquet, twenty-five classmates attending (sixty
living) from original seventy-seven graduates.
We hold the honor of being
the first class to occupy the new English High School, built to face grand
old High Rock.
beloved principal, Charles S. Jackson, retired from school works, attends
the yearly banquets, and speaks with ever-increasing enthusiasm on the
value of education.
class prophet, John Welsh, foretold some events which came to pass. He is
now describing beauties of nature, while conducting varied automobile
president, Ralph Cushman, after many years of business in Jamaica, has
returned to Lynn. We welcome him socially, as an admirable husband and
valedictorian, Marion (Leighton) Griffin, has continued to live in the
ever-progressive educational atmosphere and is a wife and mother. The
family summers in New York State and winters in Florida.
A special honor is the fact
that our present Mayor, J. Fred Manning, is a graduate of 1893. He is a
steady, serious man, who looks at a proposition from all angles, that he
may make fair decisions, within his jurisdiction, and retain the respect
and co-operation of Lynn citizens.
Clifton H. Brewer, the boy
with abundant supply of vitality and good nature, is a top notcher in the
world of theology. He is rector in a New Haven Episcopal Church. Harry
Readman is a successful businessman of New York City. Edward Heath, Fred
Rowe, Alfred Sutherland and Charles Smith are progressive business men in
this home town.
of mention among Lynn business women, are Mary Atkinson, Nellie Caldwell,
Josie Lombard, Esther Loughman, Lillie Nickerson and Anastasia
Many of the
girls of '93 became wives and mothers, and the result of their life's work
is felt in Lynn's better citizenship by way of the old maxim: "The Hand
that Rocks the Cradle Rules the World."
By Blanche V. Hunt
(Reprinted from 42nd
Our graduation exercises
were held in June, consisting of the largest class up to that time: one
hundred and thirty-four graduates.
Viola E. Knowles presented
the senior class gift. The Class Prophecy was written by A. P. Bowen. John
P. O'Keefe, writer of the Class Farewell, is now superintendent at P. B.
Diplomas were presented by C. J. H. Woodbury, A.M., Chairman of the School
George H. Higgins
was Major of the Boys' Battalion. The prize drill of 1894 was held in
Sweetser's Field, Reading, Mass. Lynn English won fourth place in the
drill, scoring one hundred and forty-three points. Companies of boy
soldiers from Woburn, Wakefield, Andover, Gloucester, Lowell, Chelsea,
Reading, and the Lynn Classical participated. Field Day in Lynn was held
on the Lynn Common. The boys made a very attractive appearance in their
dark blue uniforms, and drill caps.
Our class was the first to
enter the new building, and we were quite proud that our names were all on
record in the cornerstone.
Most of the boys came to
school on bicycles and recess afforded us the privilege of buying candy at
the rate of six pieces for five cents.
School days are over, but we
still have the wonderful privilege of meeting Mr. Charles Jackson, our
Principal, at our Alumni meetings.
Prominent members of the
class: Annie G. Bailey, publisher; Alflred P. Bowen, physician; Charles S.
Bird, paper products; Walter B. Kirk, superintendent New York Power Co.,
Albany, N. Y.; George W. Johnson, cut sole manufacturer; Georgetta
Thornton (Manson) teacher, Jesse H. Blaisdell, candy manufacturer;
Elizabeth O'Keefe, teacher; Kate L. Hartnett (Galvin), teacher; Lewis .R.
Clarke, U. S. Government, Washington, D. C.; Walter Sprague, J. B. Blood
Those who have
passed to the Great Beyond: Lillian Ward (Mitchell), Henrietta Howard,
Stephen H. Moran, Abbie Clapp, Albert B. Callahan, Harrie T. Rich,
Gertrude L. Smith, Emma McBrien, Lizzie P. Jackson, Margie L. Jacobs,
Florence E. Davidson, Frank A. French, Ida F. Flamer, Thomas F. Curran.
CLASS OF 1895
By Kelley Plummer Ham
(Reprinted from 42nd Anniversary Book)
At our commencement, or graduation as it was then known, Walter S.
Parker, Superintendent of Schools of Boston delivered the principal
address. The valedictorian was Robert H. Newcomb. Among the graduates
were: Albert S. Badger, now cashier at the National City Bank; Chades W.
Bowen, now with the W. J. Young Machine Co.; Bernice A. Carr, now a Lynn
School teacher; Francis Cusick, attorney; Richard Cutt, Renton Heel Co.;
Shirley G. Ellis, a famous Harvard football player, now located in New
Rochelle, N. Y.; Winifred Doyle Goddard, Dr. Geo. B. Foster, Theresa M.
Manning, the Mayor's secretary, Dr. James H. Shillington, Robert H.
Newcomb, publicity agent, Boston and Maine Railroad; Ida Seymour Nelson,
class representative; Robert D. Phillips, General Electric.
Our last records show that
the following members of the class were out of town: Walter Anderson, N.
Y.; Annie Travers Drew, Bangor, Me.; Arthur Hammond, Cal.; John F.
Plaisted, So. Bend, Ind.; Wm. Windsor, Cape Cod; Blanche Gammon Pierce,
Wilkinsburg, Pa. ; Louise Fairchild Lindsey, Worcester.
Some of our class are around
Lynn, others we have not been able to locate and some have passed to the
Great Beyond. A number of the 1895 class went back as post-graduates and
their names appear with the graduating classes of 1895 and 1896. If one
looks at both lists of graduates with the years removed it would be hard
to tell which was which. One hundred graduated in this class.
(Reprinted from 42nd Anniversary
This year's graduating
class was only 31. Five in the scientific course (four years),
twenty-three in the commercial (three years), and three post graduates.
The commencement address was given by Frank A. Hill, Secretary State Board
of Education. The class gift for '96 was presented by Francis J.
Some of the best
schoolboy athletes that English had up to this time were in school at this
period - Ellis, Sullivan, Badger, Hammond, Connors, and Field.
Arthur R. Sanborn was major
of the Boys' Battalion. Some of the graduates of this class are now
located as follows: Kelley P. Ham, proprietor of Lovers Leap Bottling Co.;
Myra R. Jennings, Lynn school teacher; Arthur R. Sanborn at Cramp Ship
Building Co., Pa. Most of the 1896 graduates also graduates in 1895.
By Robert T. Sisson
42nd Anniversary Book)
"Rich Man, Poor Man,
Beggar Man, Thief, Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief."
Assuredly these must all
be included in the Class of 1897, although failing to locate the "Indian
Chief," I am forced to admit that he may have been used by the rhymester
to meet the exigencies of his trade. A still further search of the
graduation list fails to reveal a Doctor or a Lawyer in it. Really, I do
not know any very rich man, and I submit that no one could be poor with
memory of associations with a class such as ours. Probably the allusion to
"Beggar Man" is just figurative, and I know that the only "Thief" is that
girl who stole the heart of her partner in connubial bliss. To the discard
with this imperfect plan of classification - and there isn't time and
any possible expectation, I am going to mention in restricted fashion just
a few boys who are doing business right here in Lynn.
Abe McLaughlin displays a
large sign that tells the world he is a contractor. So also is Warren
Wright. Bert Simonds has a jewelry store. Phil Bessom is a mere bank
president and recently served as President of the Chamber of Commerce.
Looking reflectively again
over the entire list urges the thought that thirty-four years is longer
than seems to one who is clearly reminiscent. Of sixty-six of us,
one-fifth or more have passed beyond. Less than one-third of the class
remains in Lynn. Through changing names in marriage, the lapse of time,
and disassociation, hardly an 1897 classmate could at present accurately
locate ten of his class.
Yes, "the old order changeth, yielding place to new." But, we of 1897, are
just as young in spirit, just as abundantly joyous in the present and
future as when we lived our High School days just that little while ago.
A Tribute to
M. JOSEPHINE BURKE
Many loyal members of L.
E. H. S. Alumni will always remember 'Josie' as she is known to all, as
our perpetual treasurer. She assumed the duties of Alumni treasurer when
her predecessor, Mildred Stromstedt, was taken ill. This turned out to be
a job that lasted for over 33 years. She handled the funds of the Alumni
very efficiently. Josie retired recently and we would like to take this
opportunity to publicly thank her for an outstanding job well done.
A wristwatch was presented
to her on her retirement.
May she enjoy her
By M. Josephine Burke
42nd Anniversary Book)
Belbina Eliza Grandison,
Evelyn Loretta Managan, Samuel Louis Fisher, Willis Martin Brown, John
Henry Buckley, Laura May Burrus, Frederick J. Dorgan, Arthur Curscadden
Duncan, Ella Mabel Flamer, Henry Ezekiel Ricker, John Nixon Ricker, Herman
George Willey, J. Frank Williams.
Kindly rest Our thoughts around thee, You who have
entered the glorious gate, But ever held in fond remembrance Departed
ct«ssmates of Ninety-Eight.
We did not function
prominently as a class until our senior year when we became very active in
all matters pertaining to the regular curriculum as well as the social and
recreational side of our school life.
Military drill was
compulsory and most of the boys seemed to enjoy it. We had three companies
in the battalion, of which John W. Trask was Major; Benjamin Stacy,
Adjutant; Fred W. Mowatt was Captain of Company C (the prize winning
company for that year, and we were very proud of Fred and his men). Edmund
Bent was Captain of B, Algernon Small, Quartermaster, while John H.
Buckley and Frank Austin were First Lieutenants. Edward Berry was a First
Sergeant and Louis Poltrino and Joseph Connors, Corporals. Each year the
boys had a prize drill, officers' party and a field day on the common, at
which the English and Classical battalions acting as hosts to Chelsea and
Gloucester on the field day. This event always ended with a dance in the
evening in Odd Fellows' Hall. Many of the out-of-town boys remained over
for the party.
1898 marked the Spanish War. Our boys escorted the local militia on their
way to Cuba, to the depot, and offered their services to the Governor in
case more troops were needed.
The girls had their physical
drill. They had several companies forming a battalion. Of this Josephine
Burke was Major; Mae Vaughn, Adjutant; Anna Ballard and Ellen Smith,
Captains, and Annie I. Donald, First Lieutenant. They also had their
annual drill night, officers' party, and on the field day of the boys,
acted as servers of the lunch and watched the boys enjoy themselves
eating. I do not remember that we were ever even asked to eat but, of
course, it was an honor to act as waitresses to these gallant soldiers.
This lunch was served in the basement of the school, then known as the
I must not
forget our Fife and Drum Corps and our Ambulance Corps. Harry Hill was
Drum Major, while Sergt. John Ricker had command of the Ambulance outfit.
This Fife and Drum contingency. I can see them now marching
along with swinging gait and blowing, puffing and pounding away for all
they were worth, playing their main theme, I might say their only one,
"There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight." I never heard those good
people, the Salvation Army playing this tune but what I visualize the Lynn
English High School Fife and Drum Corps of '98. The two Henrys, Henry
Whittredge, and Henry Ricker, were very active in this as well as Sam
was on Monday, June 27, 1898. Howard W. Newhall was valedictorian;
Josephine Burke presented the class gift, and Anna D. Ballard sang, "A May
Morning," as only Anna could sing it. William E. Heseltine wrote the Class
We loved our
teachers and we think they sometimes loved us. It is with the greatest
admiration and respect that we mention them here. Mr. Jackson, Miss
Webster, Miss Todd, Miss Livingston, Miss Emery, Miss Lamphier, Miss
Meader, Miss McIver, Mrs Blackwell, Mr. Plummer, Mr. Simpson, Mr. Forbes,
Mr. Elliott, Mr. Brainard, Mr. Goodridge.
After leaving school the
Class of 1898 never failed to have its annual reunions. Every year until
it formed a part of the Alumni Association it came together in friendly
meeting, elected its officers and enjoyed sociability. Is there another
class that has such a record?
The Alumni Association, for
several years remained dormant. It was brought out of its lethargy by one
of our own class members, L. Henry Whittredge. The Lynn English High
School Alumni Association began to function once more with L. Henry
Whittredge as its president, an office which he held for several years. We
are indeed glad to be able at this time to express to L. Henry our
appreciation for his great work in this undertaking.
Then came the Library Drive
with Henry Whittredge as its chairman, and Fred Mowatt and Josephine Burke
as class representatives. We take this opportunity to thank each and every
member of the class who contributed so generously to this good work as by
their liberality and willingness to help, the Class of '98 gave the
largest sum of any class to this most worthy cause.
After this we had the
Scholarship Fund, and we still have it.
Frederick W. Mowatt is one of the trustees. So far, our class is in
the lead in its contributions to this, another excellent objective.
At the present time two of
our members, John Kenneally and Josephine Burke, are officers of the
Alumni Association, secretary and treasurer respectively, which positions
they are trying to fill faithfully.
Naturally, after these many
years, we are somewhat scattered. We find William Heseltine and Charles
Readmon in Chicago; Louis Poltrino in the Canal Zone; Leon Vaillincourt in
Los Angeles, Calif.; Ethel Chapman Samsel in Berkley, Calif.; E. Mae
Sanborn Young in Washington, D. C.; Anna D. Ballard Delaney in Buffalo;
William P. Field in Providence, R I., and Lizzie Seavey Phillips in
Pawtucket; George B. Obear teaching in Manila, P. I.; Mae Vaughn Russ in
Grand Rapids, Mich.; Agnes Cochrane Garney in Center Barnstead, N.H. As
there were eighty-two graduates most of us, you see, are still in and
around dear old Lynn successful in the professional, industrial and civic
life of the city.
Honor and praise be thine,
Thou has done nobly, Ninety-Eight,
Onward and ever onward,
Future laurels thee await.
By Eleanor M. Armitage
42nd Anniversary Book)
The representative class
of dear old English High School. The President of the Alumni Association
and the Corresponding Secretary, are, of course members of the Class of
'99. To our beloved members who have passed to the great beyond, numbering
about eight, we bow our heads in prayer.
Among our members we can
count very prominent ones in all the higher walks of life. Charles S.
Duncan, secretary and treasurer of the Underwood Elliott Fisher Co., New
York; George K. Huntington, treasurer of the Western Union, New York; Roy
D. Mailey, Cooper Hewett Electric Co., Hoboken, N. J.; Frank Wright,
leather manufacturer, Peabody; George Phoenix with Griess, Pfleger,
Natick; Warren Titus, lumber dealer; Dr. Frank E. Dow, Northampton,
Governor of New England Kiwanis Clubs; Eben Seal, Worcester Consolidated
RR Co.; Fred Fantom (not of the opera), real estate business in
California; George E. Chase, farmer, North Conway, N. H.; Scott P.
Livermoore, leather manufacturer, New Jersey; James L. McCarthy, realtor
and insurance agent; C. Frank Hathaway, lawyer; George T. Newhall
associated with the B.R.B. & L.R.R.; William G. Putnam, Harry Brown
(retired) and William Flanagan in the United States Postal service; Frank
Boyland, New York Edison Co.; Clarence L. Allen, tack manufacturer; Willis
Howes, dealer in hats and caps.
Ernest Thayer and J. Henry
Paige, piano dealers; Joseph F. Morse, printer; Robert Snow, washing
machine dealer; Edward Yeaton, newspaper man and treasurer Lynn Press
Club; James E. O'Shea, gentleman farmer; Charles E. Newhall, brick
salesman; Fred E. Magee, Chamber of Commerce executive; William H.
Cashman, salesman; H. Oscar Swain, proprietor of tea room; Irving L.
Smith, Wilfred Barnes, Jr., Melvin C. Blatchford, George E. Chase, William
E. Cooper, Clarence T. McCarthy, Dr. Horace D. M. Moore, William E.
Symonds, Fred A. Standley, Elmer L. Weber, and deceased boy members:
Stewart G. Warner, Austin B. Kimball, Alfonse N. Nichol, Frank H Parker,
for the boys of our class but here come (lots of brides) : Margaret
Freitag Wein, mother of two graduates from our dear old Alma Mater and a
prospective graduate; Theresa Cahill Barrett, associated with Healey &
Healey, attorneys; Lida Chapman Prentis, bookkeeper with Jackson &
Phillips, printers; Annie Pitts Flanagan, wife of William of the Class of
'99; Alice Frances Bond professor at Simmons College; Carrie Balcom,
Anastasia Herlihy Kiley, Alice Mae Moody, Bessie May Nichols, Mabel
Winnifred Poole, Ida Noyes Blaisdell, Olie Lovett Elliot, Effie
Williams Carissimi, Florence M. Harmon, Jeanette M. Harris, Clara Allen
Bates, Eleanor Marshall Armitage, Sadie Whitehead Caldwell, Ida
Clarke Milburn, May Hollis Brown, Florence Bartol, Warner Ballard, Bertha
Bushby Fowle, Nellie Ingalls McLean, Claribel Heath Mann, Bessie
Bowlby Toothaker, Ethel Grant Thistle, Ethel Jenkins Gove, Marian King
Ritchie Lauise Maguire Sisson, Abby Newhall Wentworth, Hattie Case Ham,
Helen J. Dolan, Lilla Hinds Dolphin and our deceased members, Lucy Mangan
Santry, Alice Webber, and Annie Townsend Waitt.
By Cornelius C. Owens and Mrs.
(Reprinted from 42nd Anniversay Book)
It does not seem possible
that thirty one years have passed since we assembled on the platform of
the old English High School building, listened to the presentation of
the class gift, heard the valedictory, received our diplomas from the
hands of our beloved principal, Charles S. Jackson, sang the parting hymn,
said farewell to each other, promised never to forget
but to meet in reunion at least one each year.
Some of the class are in
distant parts, some have remained in Lynn finding opportunities for their
line of work here, and some have passed beyond the vale.
Do you remember the
Wednesday morning music hour, conducted by the late Mr. Aborn, with all
the teachers on the platform with pencils and paper ready to take the names of all who whispered, with the
resultant penalty of spending some of your recesses in the "Dungeon"?
Do you remember the declamation periods, presided over by Mr.
Jackson, and how hard it was for most of us to remember our lines?
How many remember the
two battalions, boys and girls, with the prize drill and the Field
Day on the Common with Classical, Chelsea and Gloucester, and last, but
not least, the L. E. H. S. Drum Corps?
As the years go by we enjoy more and more our annual reunions with our old
classmates and I am sure we are all proud that we are graduates of the
Lynn English High School. We held our Silver Jubilee in May, 1925, in the
Classical High School gymnasium with a large percentage of our class
Below is a
partial list of our classmates and their present occupation: Bertram E.
Ames, general agent of the Phoenix Assurance Co.; George H. Dickinson,
shoe manufacturer; Kathryn Gallagher, secretary Gallagher Mfg. Co.; Mabel
M. Hooper, school teacher; Cornelius C. Owens, Boston Machine Works
Co.; Wilson C. Pearce, manager, Huntt's Lunch; Albert E. Cluff, post
office; Chester H. Porter, insurance and real estate; Arthur J. Somers,
General Electric Co.; Ralph H. Alton, Gen. Supt. Worcester &
Suburban Elec. Co., Uxbridge, Mass.; Arthur
Brock Newhall, vice-president, Hood Rubber Co.; Ralph W. Prentiss,
manager, Babcock Print Press, Philadelphia, Pa.; George H. Rhoades,
manager grocery store; Prof. Frank E. Seavey, Tufts College; Dr. Lawrence
P. McGovern, dentist, Lynn; James H. Sullivan, Pettingell & Andrews,
Boston; Charles H. Vaughan, G. E. Co., Schenectady; Clarence P.
CLASS OF 1901
By Mary (Trask) Cutler
(Reprinted from 42nd
109 members in the graduating class of 1901. Available information places
the total living membership at 88, of whom 54 reside in Greater Lynn. The
whereabouts of five are unknown.
Of the 38 girl graduates, 12
are unmarried and are holding positions as teachers, secretaries, nurses,
buyers, accountants. One is a Sister of Mercy, another a clever actress.
Information is somewhat
limited regarding the activities of those of the class who are scattered
through New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Oregon, but reports
show high accomplishment, locally and afar, in professional and commercial
life, embracing law, medicine, banking, manufacturing, insurance, Federal
service and business. Several are musicians of prominence and one is a
playwright and producer as well as an actress.
The non-Lynn members are as
follows: Harry R. Bean, New York City; J. R. Braley, Cornish, Me.; Francis
W. Breed, Jr., Cambridge; Stella (Dwyer) Coffin, Portland, Ore.; Olive
(Hussey) Coggin, Avon, Mass.; James M. Corcoran, Marblehead; Charles
Crowther, Marblehead; Julia (Lawlor) Cunningham, Pawtucket, R. I. ; Curtis
H. Dwyer, Portland, Ore.; Maud Dyke, Somerville; Mary (Hemingway) Eaton,
Allenton, Pa.; Olive (Trafathan) Ellis, Syracuse, N. Y.; Mabel E. Farnham,
Boston; Luona (Falkins) Field, Jamestown, N. Y; Edna (Blake) Goldthwaite,
Marian, O.; Martha E. Gooding, Hyde Park, Boston; Ernest W. Grover,
Milton; Lena Hogarty (convent), Dorchester; Laura (Conley) Holdsworth,
Cranston, R. I.; Edith (Titus) Hughes, Winthrop; Lillie (Thatcher)
Johnson, Salem; Edith (Green) Lambert, Brooklyn, N. Y; Rodney Leach,
Brockton, Mass.; Everett Moore, Lowell; Beulah (Hanson) Paul, W.
Barrington, R. I.; John F. Peterson, Cambridge, Mass.; Joseph Pinkham,
Southboro, Mass.; Mildred (Megune) Richards, Worcester, Mass.; Albert H.
Richardson, Erie, Pa.; Ralph Sargent, Plainsfield, N. J.; Edwin Trumbull,
Buffalo, N. Y.; Lewis West, Fitchburg, Mass.; Grace (Stanley) Wilsey,
Everett, Mass.; Sadie (Knowlton) Witham, Nashua, N. H.
CLASS OF 1902
By Albert E. Cain
(Reprinted from 42nd
Instead of recounting incidents of the past, I have decided to give a
resume of the class as of the present. It is with deep regret that I have
to report the loss of the following by death:
Lizzie A. Lewis, Elizabeth M. Hart, William A. Ellis, George A Hill, Royal
E. Bailey, William F. Coen, Carrie B. Chandler, John A. McCarthy, Harold
E. Richards, Charles H. Walker, Leon H. Wentworth, Lillian F. Bond and
Edna K. Davis.
intellectuality of our class is attested by the following teachers: Alexa
M. Anthony, Katherine F. Cahill, Isabella O'Brien MacLean, Americanizatian
Division; May V. Williams, Ralph W. Babb, director Continuation School;
Thomas H. Griffin, Jr., Gertrude Connor, Principal Bruce School; and Eber
In the business
world we have the following as executives, partners, etc.: Clarence A.
Perkins, The J. O. Whitten Co., of Winchester, Mass.; Ronald Bruce,
American Telephone and Telegraph Company of New York ; Charles E. Davis,
John S. Caldwell, Francis J. Green, Herbert C. Remick, Louis E. Zurbach,
Bertha M. Dickinson, Charles F. Gard, Laura G. Murray, Ernest A. Brown,
Albert E. Cain, Rena B. Smith.
Among our engineers are:
Robert D. Thomson, Homer D. Ricker, George Needham, Warren D. Lewis, and
The list of homemakers contains the following names: Mrs. Bertha (Cann)
Dennis, Mrs. Ethel (Allen) Shaw, Mrs. Harriet (Jameson) Caldwell, Mrs. Ida
(Maguire) Thayer, Mrs. Florence (Merrill) Patton, Mrs. Irene (Bond)
Wright, Mrs. Marion (Pickford) Woodman, Mrs. Marrion (Pilling) Fiske, Mrs.
Elsie (Reno) Stacey, Mrs. Gertrude (Vaughan) Bailey, Mrs. Lillian (Walden)
Eldred, Mrs. Persis (Fish) Stacey, Mrs. Alice (Pearce) Curtis, Mrs.
Florence (Chaffee) Barron, Mrs. Agnes (Cunningham) Hogan, Mrs. Katherine
(Smith) Santry, Mrs. Frances (Byron) Nudgett, Mrs. Helen (Fitz) Burbank,
Mrs. Lulu (Folkins) Dow, Mrs. Marion (Fish) Ellis, Mrs. Marion (Fay)
Brown, Mrs. Edith (Mooney) Coughlin, Mrs. Prudence (Hewitt) Mansfield,
Mrs. Alice (Ham) Bohaker, Mrs. Catherine (Hart) Rogers, Mrs. Shirley
(Spurr) Fischer, Mrs. Winifred (Smith) Blatchford, Mrs. Marrione (Foss)
Perkins, Mrs. Mary Newhall) Connell, Mrs. Annie (Strout) Howe, and Mrs.
Gertrude (Vaughan) Bailey.
The business records and
correspondence are safe in the hands of Alice B. Barton, Grace G.
Cunningham, Helen L. Hazeltin, Maude M. Quimby, Rosella Le Colst,
Catherine Crowley, Marie Poupperville, Grace Hutchins, Ethel A. Judkins,
Mary Shepard and Margaret F. Murphy.
In the newspaper field, we
have Charles Guy Frost of the Lynn Item and William E. Johnston,
cartoonist of the Lynn Telegram-News.
Traveling salesmen seem to
be a little scarce as we have only two: C. Harry Hannaford and Albert E.
Cain. We have only one attorney, James A. Colby. Alice M. Ryan is reported
as in Cincinnati, Ohio. Adelbert P. Shaw was for 25 years with the General
Electric Co. in Textile Motors Division, until very recently. George S.
Cummings was with the General Electric Co. since graduation.
Miss Eugenie Goss is
investigator in Division of Child Guardianship at the State House, Boston.
Emma Clare Cate is a practicing nurse in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Frank W. Lufkin, Medford, is
a draughtsman in Boston. Our one foreman seems to be William S. Thomas at
the G. E. Co. One of our best known graduates is R. Guy Northey, chief
clerk in the Lynn Water Department.
Information is lacking as to
the following: Kate B. Richards, Sarah B. Smith, William H. Wright, Ethel
M. Wilson, Edmund F. Fader (our class president), Francis O. Alton, Horace
B. Pratt, Cora I. Burnside, Josephine M. Fitz, Theresa Gambetski, Walter
J. Grady, Annie E. Hanley, Florence B. Hyde, Ralph E. James, and Elizabeth
V. Morrison. Any news about the above named would be appreciated by the
By Dr. George W. McAlevey
from 42nd Anniversary Book)
Twenty-eight years ago one hundred and seven ambitious and aspiring young
graduates (namely, the Class 1903) were turned loose on an unsuspecting
but receptive public. As was natural, many different vocations and
professions were chosen by the individual members for their future work.
Some of those who chose teaching and are among our best school teachers of
the present day are: Sue Alexander, Irena Day, Mildred Graham, Agnes Barry
who is now in the religious life, and Emily McVann who before her marriage
taught in Lynn. Many others are today proud mothers of families. Sadie
McFarland, Lillian McKie, Ethel Phillips, Florence Barnes, Beatrice
(Delaney) Melanson, Ida Hasell and others have chosen this profession.
Many men of prominence today
were members of this class. Charles Moore, Walter Pyne, Charles R Blakely,
who is with the General Electric in Pittsfield; Clarence Johnson,
Inspector Otis Lyons, Dr. George McAlevey, Rupert Jaques, Joshua Mills,
Carl Johnson, Walter Barnes, Mial D. Chase and Nat. Sears are some of the
boys who have met with success.
A great many of the girls
and boys have attained success in the business world and are among our
substantial citizens today.
In 1928 at the thirty-ninth
annual reunion of the English High Alumni Association, the Class of 1903
celebrated its silver anniversary. Thirty-seven members of the original
class were present. The Class of '03 being the host, furnished the
entertainment. Pictures of the members that were taken in 1903 were shown
on a screen. Mrs. Sadie McFarland Wentworth appeared in her graduation
gown holding her diploma just as she appeared in a picture of her that was
shown. The Class of '03 like all other classes who received their training
in the English High School has given the community many useful and
successful citizens and is deeply appreciative of the training given them
by the English High School.
CLASS OF 1904
By Frank J. McHugh
from 42nd Anniversary Book)
In 1929 the
Class of 1904 celebrated their twenty-fifth anniversary which was largely
attended. Diplomas especially made for the occasion giving each member
credit for having completed a twenty-five year course in the "University
of Life," were presented to all the old grads. Some of the members of this
class were: Bertha Dearborn Usher, Atty. Earl C. Jacobs and his wife, Mrs.
Maude Goodwin Jacobs; Harry A. White, manager of Harding's store; Lotta
Wentworth Stevenson, Mrs. Ira J. Haskell (the former Lillian R Rogers),
Mrs. Louise Currier, attorney; Charles R. Thomson (shoe manufacturer),
Irene McEntee, Mary B. Hart (wife of Dr. Frederick J. McIntire), Miss
Theresa D. Chaffardon (treasurer Jean Chaffardon, Inc., tanners'
supplies), Agnes Conway Mahoney (Lynn Institution for Savings), Willard N.
Donovan (D. S. Internal Revenue Service), Harry E. Down, Harry L. Farnham
(Eastern Underwriters executive), Dr. Everett Lamkin, Harold W. Poole
(skiving manufacturer), Frank J. McHugh (monument manufacturer), Philip T.
O'Keefe (interior decorator in Boston), Joseph P. Madden, Irene Granger
Humphrey, Herbert P. Bruce (N. E. Insurance Exchange executive), Robert
McKeigue, Harold C. Whitmore, Margaret Sargent Hudson, Helena Searles
McIntire, Maude Sisson Robertson, Edith Hicks, Florence Mansfield Burke,
Mrs. Fred W. Oliver, Mrs. Helena O. McIntyre, Wesley E. Stetson, Bertha S.
Langworthy, Pearl Gowell, "Ted" Collins (Division Engineer, B. & M. R
R), Helen E. McNault.
By Mary Patrice
(Reprinted from 42nd Anniversary Book)
Listen now readers and you shall hear
Of the Class of '05 and its career.
Of those who entered in Nineteen One,
Many left before the course was run.
In those old days the courses were three:
Academic, Commercial, and M. T.
The academic four years required,
The others in three could be retired.
Charles S. Jackson was our principal, dear.
Advice and counsel we sought without fear.
Of teachers we had many - noble and fine.
Some of the faithful are still in the line.
On June twenty-sixth we were graduated,
Each boy and girl with a friend was mated.
As we entered old English High hall
One hundred and five answered the call.
Of post-graduates we had twenty-one,
They stayed from '04; not back just for fun,
For many went on to school and college
Because one more year gave them the knowledge.
Valedictory - Otis Chadwell gave,
'Twas a noble effort to be most grave.
Grace Trafton, the class gift did present
Pictures - for inspiration they were meant.
The first diploma to the writer went.
Average - ninety-five and a half per cent
No one that record has ever surpassed.
Perhaps we shall keep it until the last.
Agnes Morris wrote the "Parting Hymn,"
An inspiration - our eyes were dim.
Speeches, music, diplomas in hand,
Out marched the class to conquer the land.
Twenty-six years have now rolled along.
Let us check again this '05 throng.
Of the hundred five, nine have passed beyond.
God rest their souls - and their memory so fond.
Of the others there is much to tell,
I've not time nor space to do it well.
Of romances we sure had our share,
And at least four members made two pairs
For Bess Akeroyd and Herbert Cahoon
Early succumbed to the spell of the mound.
Alberta Fisher and John Graham as well,
Fell victims, also, to that same old spell.
How many have married I cannot tell,
But 'tis well that so many, this way fell.
For of teachers we boast quite a few
And they hold their jobs because of you -
Whom would they teach if your duty you shirked ?
Teachers without pupils would sure be irked -
To the teacher! now, let us salaam her -
Mary Anthony and Mabel Palmer,
Alice Caverly, Ada Witherell
Bohlinder it was, George came and she fell.
Etta Toothaker and Edgar Breed
Are teaching the young ones how they must read.
James Warren Ingall's a prof in college,
We knew he would with his deeper knowledge.
And Agnes Morris is teaching, too.
She's long, long way from home and you,
A sister now, in far, far Japan -
The religious life for God and man.
The law of our number attracted two:
F. Ryan, A. Richards are known to you.
And in music we have three well known,
Both for vocal and instrumental tone:
Grace Sears, Charles Young and George P. Warner
Wait with harmony 'round the corner.
Dramatic art claimed Louie Stiles Mudgett,
Her skill is well known - no one can budge it.
Of business men we have - oh ! a many.
Get Herb Cahoon if you want a penny,
For coal and banks - his specialty are,
Without him in "drives" we would not go far.
Bill Murphy keeps a warehouse snug and tight,
A director in banks - he works with might.
Grover Corning knows all there is to know
Of furniture, tables - a library row.
There are many more that you all must know.
So with your permission I'll leave it so.
Serving the city in worthy fashion
In that body that gets such a lashin, -
We're proud of a me.mber of nineteen five
Ernest Allen, I mean, he's always alive.
School needs and school problems he knows full well,
As committeeman member none excel. -
We are glad, indeed, that another one
Of our '05 Class an honor has won;
Frank Gowdy, our city engineer,
Builds "roads to nowhere" without a fear.
After years of teaching at English High
Your writer now passes the building by
To serve the city in another field,
Psychology called, and she had to yield
And now she studies the problem child
To trry to discover what makes him wild.
Some of our number have strayed far
And I'll try to tell you where they are.
Margery Frost (Fiske) lives in Kansas City,
We see her seldom - more's the pity.
Bee Sargent Walker, in Virginia dwells;
Hazel Vaillancoure Nier the glory spells
Of California's most glorious clime.
Ottie Dewhurst, optician now sometime,
Dwells in Northampton near the New York line.
Scudder Moore in Brockton is doing fine.
And so we go on our devious ways,
For each one has a part that each one plays
Successes and failures the years have brought,
But we have done our best, as we were taught,
May we ever be worthy of English High,
"Carry on" for her as the years roll by!
Let's do what we can to further her fame,
Her spirit intact, untarnished her name.
So to English High, the Red and Gray,
Our debt of love it's our hope to pay.
By Daniel Francis Doyle
(Reprinted from 42nd
In Honor of Their Sacred
George William Owens
Marion Louise Sanborn
William Leander White
Marion Clark Ames
Effie Maude Burrows
Alice Theresa Dolan
Our class, 1906, was the
last to have both three and four-year courses for after this graduation
both Commercial and Manual Training Courses were made four years.
Military training was a part
of our school life and perhaps the regimental field days held in Lynn,
Gloucester and Chelsea are the most vividly remembered in our school
memory. No thought of war we had, but just a wholesome obedient training.
There were ninety-three
graduates from the regular class, fifty-nine girls and thirty-four boys
and twenty-one post graduates. Of this number ten are deceased, sixty-six
are married. We have one hundred twenty-one children and one grandchild
now two years old, Elmer Alson Bartlett, is the honored grandfather.
Our graduates are now in
many cities and states, among them being:
Florence Estella Brackett,
now Mrs. Abbott, Manchester, N. H.; Ethel May Hayes, now Mrs. F. J.
Gorman, Hartford, Ct.; Frances Willard Huntington, now Mrs. Robert J.
Harrison, Cherry Valley, N. Y.; Illione Howlett Van Huysen, now Mrs. David
Duncan Fletcher, Hingham, Mass.; Oscar Ernest Dahloff, Brooklyn, N. Y.;
Albert Harrison Perkins, Portland, Me.; Florence Agneline Atkins,
California; Mary Elizabeth Barker, now Mrs. Michael Malloy, Revere, Mass.;
Mildred June Briggs, now Mrs. Leon Baxter, Cleveland, O.; Susan Belle
Davis, now Mrs. Marshall, Whitman, Mass.; Mary Louise Denney, now Mrs.
Crimmings, Torrence, Calif.; Ruth Andrew Goss, now Mrs. Haley, Greenland,
N. H.; Gertrude Marie Healey, New York City; Grace Nourse Lufkin, now Mrs.
F. Mallon of Lockmere, N. H.; Ethelinda Millette, now Mrs, Courtney, Rocky
Hill. Ct.; William Simeon Murray, Clerk of Courts, Cambridge, Mass.; Hazel
Diana Phillips, now Mrs. Vatcher, Bellerose, L. I., N. Y.; Rev. Wallace
Crooker Sampson, Lowell, Mass.; Edwin Jerome Sullivan, E. Braintree,
Mass.; Alice Pope Wentworth, now Mrs. Hooper, New York City; Marie
Crowninshield Warren, Wicheta, Kansas.
Of the graduates most
prominent locally: Elmer Alson Bartlett, U. S. Revenue Department; Daniel
Steven Healey, Superintendent of Streets (City of Lynn); John Charles
Henry Mattson, attorney at law; Joseph Henry Rowe, Signal Corps, Fire
Department, City of Lynn; John Patrick Brown, Transportation, New York
City; Leander George Munn, U. S. Machinery Company; Dr. T. A. Doherty,
Dentist; Maurice Thomas Bresnahan, Dillon-Read Company; Daniel Frances
Doyle, N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R.; Ruth Isabelle Gardiner, Collins
Spaulding Company, Boston; Jessie Thorburne Seeton, Equitable Co-operative
Bank, Lynn; Raymond Edward Nichols, Graphic Studios, Boston, recently
elected President Association of Artists and Designers of N.E.
Entirely disregarding what
has happened in the past and without any fear of what is likely to happen
in the future, it is my humble opinion that the 1906 class of the Lynn
English High School was the finest that ever graduated from this or any
other school in the entire world. Now this may not seem to be entirely
true but it is my opinion and I am going to make this statement again and
again until it is accepted as a fact. All things considered and with due
respect for your loyalty to your own class, it was since our
graduation that the tremendous changes for good that you have all
experienced in this quarter of a century, have taken place. The marvelous
inventions: radio, aeroplanes, automobile improvements, television,
talkies, the remarkable advances in science, the thrilling accomplishments
in medicine, and the increasecl comforts of home life have all happened
since we took our places on the line in the
battle of life.
have been many trials and tribulations as well as joys and improvements
during this period, but we with our usual strength of purpose have faced
the situation squarely and have brought you to this glorious end of our
first "twenty-five years out." The San Francisco earthquake, the 1907
panic, the coal strike, the World War and prohibition have occurred during
this period, and while we as a class cannot claim all the credit for the proper solution, it is a
very significant fact that they were solved correctly after we graduated.
The fact that we had military training in school surely did us no harm
during the war.
seriousness, we do not claim credit for any outstanding achievement, we
are just an ordinary class that benefiting by our years at English High
School went forth to live our lives as useful American citizens. How well
we have done may be measured by some of the foregoing statistics and our
worth may be determined by the positions held by our graduates. We are
glad the blessings mentioned have been bestowed upon our country, proud of
our American institutions, happy that the quarter of a century just passed
has been the greatest ever enjoyed by this or any country in the world and
fervently pray the next twenty-five years will find our country enjoying
even greater prestige among the nations of the world.
By Harold G. Wood
from 42nd Anniversary Book)
In 1906 the School
Committee of the City of Lynn changed the course of the Lynn English High
School from three years to four years. All of the 1906 class who desired
could either graduate and get their diploma in 1906 or take another year
of schooling and secure their diploma in 1907.
Forty-nine members of the
1906 class made up the 1907 class, making one of the smallest classes ever
to graduate from the Lynn English High School. In addition, there were
the class meeting in the hall, the following officers were chosen to guide
the destinies of the '07 class: President, Harold G. Wood; Vice-President,
Dorothy M. Hannan; Secretary and Treasurer, Harold W. Legro.
In the fall of 1906 the '07
class decided that the Lynn English High School should have a real school
paper. After several conferences with Principal Jackson it was decided
that we could try it if the class would deposit a sum of money with
Principal Jackson to guarantee that there would be money enough to pay all
bills in case we made a failure. This money was collected from all the
class and at an enthusiastic meeting it was voted to name the new paper
the Red and Gray.
Emdon F. Van Amburg was
chosen Editor-in-Chief; Harold G. Wood, Business Manager, and J. Harold
Fifield, Assistant Manager; Charles F. Goodrich was Class Editor; Edward
Buckley, Sporting Editor; Dave Chase, Humorous Editor, and Raymond E.
Nichols, Staff Artist.
To show you how successful the Red and Gray
became the following is an exact copy of an editorial in the second
"The sale of the
first issue was certainly most gratifying. From the time that Mr. Engler
set the ball rolling by purchasing the first copy until the last sale was
made, things were kept moving at a rate of speed which we feel safe in
saying has never been paralleled in the school and it was with utmost
regret that the Business Manager was obliged to tell some members of the
school that he would be unable to supply them with the copies of the first
number as they were 'All sold.' However, we now know what to prepare for
and have made what we think will be ample preparation for large sales
in the future."
The Red and Gray was published seven times in 1907
and not only accomplished a great deal for the school but paid all its
bills and showed a good profit. This is the way the Red and Gray started and after twenty-four years
it is still being published successfully and carrying on the best
traditions of the Class of '07.
April 26, 1907, the class
play, "When a Man's Single," was presented at the Oxford Club and was a
big success. The cast was as follows: Edward Chase, Mary Horgan, Irving
Doe, Bertha Cobb, Charles Goodrich, Dana Peaslee, Mabel Williams, Gertrude
French, Dave Chase, and Bessie Doak. Miss Mona Belle Welch was the coach.
Ada Alexander played the violin between the acts, accompanied by Dorothy
Battalion was one of '07's great interests and was a great factor in
teaching the boys and girls discipline and self-restraint.
An athletics association was
formed with Harold G. Wood, president; Howard E. Foster, vice-president,
and Irving N. Doe, secretary.
An inter-class meet was held
at the Y. M. C. A. and the '07 class won with 42 points; '08, 15 points;
'09, 8 points; and '10, 6 points.
Howard Foster was the star
of the meet and as captain of the '07 class was the means of winning the
majority or its points.
The following is a copy of what appeared in the March, 1907, Red and Gray: "The prizes were awarded by Mr.
Jackson who spoke briefly upon the support and promotion of track
athletics in the school. He also made mention of the cherished hope that
ath letics may receive more attention in the future by a trainer or coach
and a proper place to exercise. And now, it remains with the
undergraduates as to how soon this future will come, and if the
co-operation of the '07 class may be of any assistance it is herewith
You can judge
for yourself whether we have kept our word.
Football was not allowed by
the school committee, so we had no football team, but our basketball and
baseball teams won the majority of their games, playing the best of
schools of Boston and vicinity.
June 25, 1907, we held our
class banquet in Oxford Club Hall. Principal Jackson attended and made the
address of the evening. Committee in charge: Mabel L. Williams, Edward F.
Chase, Dorothy G. Harris, C. Foster Goodrich, and Anna Berko.
The '07 class graduated from
High School Hall, Monday evening, June 24, and the smallest class in years
observed its commencement.
Harold W. Legro was
valedictorian; Gertrude M. French presented the class gift which was
accepted by the '08 class by Mattie E. Tarr.
The Parting Hymn was written
by Irving N. Doe, and the music for it written by Dorothy G. Harris.
J. Harold Fifield was the
Class Prophet, and C. Foster Goodrich wrote the Class History.
CLASS OF 1908
By Bertha Lamkin Foley
(Reprinted from 42nd
There were eighty-seven
graduates in the 1908 Class. This was the largest graduating class since
the courses had been made four years in length. At the opening of our
senior year Lester Furbush was elected president of the class, and Helen
Frost, vice-president. During the first three years the battalions of the
Lynn High Schools, Gloucester and Chelsea had each year a joint field day,
but at the beginning of our senior year the School Committee decided to
eliminate this procedure. This was a great disappointment to many of the
pupils. A regiment was then formed of the Classical and English
years went by all too soon, and on June 22, 1908, our graduation exercises
were held. The class gift was presented by Elmer W. Fall, and the
valedictory address was made by Helen Frost. The words for the parting
hymn were written by Pauline F. Moody, and the music by Mary A. Murphy,
our class pianist. The class prophecy was written by Harry Cromie who
passed from this life shortly after graduation.
Many of our graduates have
left this section and settled in various states from Maine to Florida and
from California to Massachusetts. One graduate, Helen Frost, now Mrs.
Everett Rankin, resides in Calcutta, India. There are many successful
business and professional men among our graduates, among the most
prominent in the public eye are Dr. Clarence A. Bonner, Superintendent of
the State Hospital at Danvers, Mass., and Wilbur M. Cross, local Registrar
of Motor Vehicles.
By Eva McPhetres Boot and
(Reprinted from 42nd Anniversary
In the year 1905, two
hundred and thirty ambitious youngsters gathered in high school hall to
start on the last four years of their public school education.
Among the enjoyable events
of those four years were the dances, athletic meets and especially the
Field Day in Chelsea. How well do we remember the splendid work of the
English Battalion. During our Junior year the School committee voted to
discontinue field days with out-of-town schools.
In 1908 the girls' prize
drill was introduced as a feature of physical education.
Midst all the joys of our
high school life a gloom was cast over our senion year. Mr. Aborn, musical
supervisor, and beloved by every student, passed on. Our graduation music
was then cared for by Miss Davis, now assistant supervisor of music in the
Jackson was not only our principal, but friend and advisor, and was the
father of one of our classmates, Beth Jackson.
One hundred and five
completed the four-year course and graduated. Since graduation we have
kept our class organized - meeting either at a class reunion or at the
Alumni banquet, and at the present time we are looking ahead to our
twenty-fifth anniversary in 1933 and hope at that time to have every
living member of our class present at the reunion.
In all these years we are
indebted to Alice Alley Henderson, Eva Whiting Healy and Edward T.
Chamberlain for keeping our class together.
Among the members of our
class prominent in business affairs and professions : John V. Phelan,
attorney; Edward T. Chamberlain, treasurer, Security Trust Co.; Dr. Perez
Wainshel; Rev. Harry Hurd, Congregational minister and chaplain in the
World War; William Pruss, attorney; Charles A. Dolley, manager and owner
Mayflower Hotels on Cape Cod, and Edwad R. Dickinson, shoe manufacturer.
By Amos E. Russell and H. S.
(Reprinted from 42nd Anniversary Book)
Having attained its
majority in post-school years, the Class of 1910 scans these years in
retrospect and finds them good. Instead of seeking the top round of the
ladder of success, with the chance that the top round would be in truth,
inverted, the class personnel has sought and gained the substance and
bearings of the uprights of that ladder, which in the final analysis and
despite class valedictorians and baccalaureate sermons, provides a larger
measure of individual and community contentment.
A few members of the class
have been graduated from the indeterminate post-graduate course in
existance and we know that in that graduation they have been passed with
honors by the Great Teacher of the Universe. Those of us remaining, with
lessons unlearned and tasks incompleted, cherish the memory of such as
Edna Marie Baird Boynton, Harold Damon Cummings, Eleanor May Fleming,
Edward Everett Ham, Jennie Mary Leland, Margaret Clare, Louise Malone,
Mabelle Nish, Nellie Barker Tapper and Edward P. Wing, Jr.
A few others have been swept
by the whirpool of circumstances to places unknown, but whereever they are
we know that Cecil George Blanchard, Avis Direxia Gilman, Belle Dolaine
Ilsley, Avis Knight, Edith Marion LeFavour, Frank Fitz, Florence Mills,
Phillis Dillingham share with us that spirit of friendliness and
comradship that cemented the Class of 1910.
Space does not permit such a
list as the class membership and attainments warrant, but the few that
come to mind illustrate the standard of accomplishment reached in the
medical and dental profession, journalism, aviation, shoe manufacturing,
business and education. While their financial renumeration may vary in
large degrees, yet many have supplemented their names with distinctive
success in their chosen fields. Among those are such members as Pearl E.
Belonga, Charles W. Brown, Richard Augustine Cunningham, Charles Benjamin
Cobb, Louis Wade Currier, Raymond Merrill Davis, Henry Walker Dudley, Earl
F. H. Emerson, Ralph Henry Griffin, Ernest C. Gagnon, George Porter
Kinsman, Edward Lester Marshall, James Francis Moloney, Horatio Huntington
Murphy, Jr., Amos Earl Russell, Leslie Irvine Williamson, John Leo Silver,
James Sydney Stewart, Donald Campbell Soutar, Leo Ambrose Smith, Andreas
Welsey Sproule Turner, Joseph Robert Vatcher, Charles Warren Whippen,
Walton Olney Wright, Raymond Gerantor Redfield.
As wives and mothers, a
large number of the girls of 1910 have made "Home" all that the name
implies and in so doing have notably risen above the standard of what the
world terms success and in this field are to be found such members as Mary
Elsie Berko Hoitt, Winifred Gertrude Berry Grosbeck, Bertha Miller Bennett
Collins, Helen Barbara Buckland Mitchall, Jennie Teresa Burke Hartwell,
Florence May Butterfield Bell, Grace Marion Calder Best, Clara Sophia
Carlson Mobert, Alfred Ruth Clement Tucker, Marion Winifred Damon Freeman,
Helena Angela Duggan Mitchell, Frances Catherine Dwyer Reagan, Bertha
Irene Fairchild Swain, Gladys Nancy Flanders O'Leary, Henrietta Gladys
Face Watson, Mildred Esther Francis Freeman, Gertrude Louise Dorothy
Gardiner Smith, Lena Mabel Goodridge McKeeman, Mary Pauline Graham
Killian, Mary Mildred Halliday MacDonald, Marion Willis Hanson Estes,
Linnie Erlma Horton Parker, Josephine May Howland Marsh, Milclred Anna
Killen Whelan, Adelaide Sophia Lufkin Handy, Laura Mildred Macomber Brown,
Berline J oselyn Moore Marshall, Lillian Gertrude Newhall Granger, Gladys
Louise Nason Balfour, Marcella Mary Phelan Driscoll, Marguerite Quint
Breed, Evelyn Celia Richards Hill, Ethel Frances Stewart Sumner, Ethel
Marguerite Silsbee Newhall, Elizabeth Mary Travers Green, Esther Louise
Thyng Chamberlain, Helen Margaret Walsh Gannon, Gladys Wood Harrison and
Viola Young Walton.
Another year and another reunion may make possible a more adequate
compilation of class members and achievements, for there are many whose
names have been necessarily omitted because of space and who should be
given distinctive recognition by their classmates.
CLASS OF 1911
By Fred R. Haight
(Reprinted from 42nd
The Class of 1911 had
131 graduates. Graduation exercises were held in the English High School
Hall. During our four years, Mr. Charles S. Jackson was principal and was
dearly beloved by all of us. Our graduates all completed four-year courses
in either Scientific, Commercial, or Manual Training Divisions.
We were fortunate, indeed,
in having Mr. John S. Andrews as History teacher. Never will we forget the
good times we had in his room.
A member of the class, the
Hon. Harland McPhetres, was the first English High School graduate to be
elected Mayor of Lynn. Other prominent graduates are: Joseph N. Marsh,
special agent of the New Hampshire Fire Insurance Company; Dr. William V.
Kane, a leading children's specialist; Major Edward J. Dwan, graduate of
West Point, U.S. Army Officer; Stanley B. Thompson, manufacturer; Jessie
S. Wendell, Lynn school teacher, first woman to be elected a
vice-president of the L. E. H . S. Alumni; Dr. Clarence E. Parker, Lynn
dentist; David W. Whitmore, attorney-at-law; Leo T. Agnew of the Geo. E.
Marsh Co.; Robert H. Wyer, salesman for Brockway-Smith; James E. Conner,
attorney-at-law; Harold M. Lamper, Lynn Gas and Electric Company; Kathleen
Piper and her brother, Karl T. Piper both graduates are noted musicians;
Edward M. Winslow, treasurer of the Benz Kid Co., and Fred S. Childs,
brokerage business in New York City.
A club called the Wenoka
Club was formed by a group of girl students during their student days at
English High. This club is still in existence and meets regularly. Some of
the original members are Annie Ames, Constance Jones Batchelder, Dorothy
Fogg Gagne, Hazel Baldwin Bonner and Caroline Horgan.
The credit of having the
largest family goes to Nellie Moran Kerig and John Kerig, with Hazel
Baldwin Bonner striving for second place.
By Constance V. Frazier
from 42nd Anniversary Book)
The "housing problem" is
nothing new! Lynn English High School began to feel the want of room in
1908, when, in September, 1912, entered the school on the hill.
Classical was still
occupying the lower floor, and continued to do so for four more years.
Study periods were held in the hall, and military drill and physical
culture flourished in the drill hall downstairs. The lunch room had not
yet come into being. Cooking classes went across the street into the old
high school building to concoct strange delicacies. Recess was the time
when, especially on stormy days, recreation took the form of parading in
pairs round and round the long corridor to see whom and what you could see
- up one side and down the other, round and round, 'til the bell rang.
The L. E. H. S. battalion
was still functioning and every year brought the excitement of competitive
prize drills with the Classical High School unit, and the field day on the
Common. Athletics had not assumed their present major importance, although
they had their place, and 1912 had the pleasure of being in the school
when the Thanksgiving football game between the two schools were resumed.
That first game resulted disastrously for English, with Classical scoring
162, but English track men rectified the error 32-0 later on.
The social life of the
school centered around such functions as glee club concerts, special
dances, graduation festivities and the like. Mr. Jackson was still our
principal, and John C. S. Andrews was enjoying his immense popularity;
"Doc" Horne, Doctor Isabelle Livingston, Miss Marcia Lamphier, Miss
Charlotte Rogers and Miss Mary P. O'Neil were popular members of the
teaching staff, numbering with others who have since severed connection
with the school.
hundred twenty-nine students graduated from Lynn English High School on
one of the few fine evenings of an uncommonly cold and rainy June. The
hall was crowded with admiring friends and relatives, and the graduates
massed on the platform were flanked at each side below by undergraduate
members of the chorus. Of the approximate hundred and thirty who received
diplomas from Mayor Connery that night, many went into technical schools
and to colleges.
what of 1912 since then? Who hasn't re-read his class prophecy after a
lapse of years and smiled over its rich absurdities, wondering what has
really happened to those classmates who were scheduled to do all manner of
things from the sublime to the ridiculous? Nineteen hundred twelve has
been fortunate in that about one hundred of its total membership is still
available for such reunions as this. At least one hundred can be accounted
for. The "lost" members are not infrequently girls who have married and
whose present names are unknown to us. Every effort is made to keep in
contact with those whose whereabouts are known, and to rediscover the
missing. Death has taken less than a dozen of us, even with the influenza
epidemic and war casualties.
Although the war pressed
sixty per cent of the men of the class into service, not more than half a
dozen failed to return.
Fifteen of the veterans are members of the East Lynn Post of the Legion,
of which George Green and Merle Baker are Past Commanders, and Alfred
Estes is present Commander. Philip Baboock was an American Ace during his
The class has
lost 13 members by death. Among this number is Arthur Preble, a member of
the Fire Department, who lost his life at the English High School fire.
Business and the
professions have claimed most of the class: Chester Batcheller is numbered
among Lynn's real estate and insurance men; Charles Sawyer, Elmer
Treadwell and Ralph Curtis are all dentists. Nineteen hundred twelve has a
special interest in the new high school, for which Bill Dineen is
contractor. A canvas of the women members finds them pretty evenly divided
between business, homemaking and teaching.
Not spectacular, perhaps,
has been 1912's list of achievements, but certainly, with the major
portion of its graduates still resident in or near the city, it may well
feel satisfied with its contribution to Lynn's "solid citizenry."
By Ethel Hatch
(Reprinted from 42nd Anniversary Book)
Largest Class in the
History of the Lynn English High School to Graduate on June 20th. 144 Will
How this headline
thrilled us back in 1913 when we were getting ready for the biggest event
that had happened in most of our lives up to that time, and how happy, yet
how sad we were as we met for the last time as a class one hundred per
cent strong. It would be impossible to follow each member of the class
through the years, yet how interesting if we could but do so.
Let us go back for a few
minutes to an ordinary day in our school life, a class in history with
Johnny Andrews, whom we all admired, perhaps a class in French with Grace
Newhall, who has not changed with the years and is still the same good
scout, then a class in English with Edna Spinney and geometry with Grace
Alden, and oh! so many others, it seems but yesterday.
The recess bell rings and we
all rush to the lunch room or to one of the little stores in the
neighborhood for rich creamy pastry, rather than the sensible food (we did
not count our calories then), then back we go to promenade tirelessly up
and down the corridor with the boy or girl who was in special favor at the
moment, until the bell again calls us to resume our studies.
Thus we spent four happy,
carefree years, the memory of which Time can never erase, and though we
seldom meet, there is a bond of friendship which grows stronger with the
The young men of
our class were just the right age to enter the World War and a great many
of them, the exact number we do not know, saw service during that trying
We were always of
a retiring nature and this seems to have held true through the years.
Although the newspaper account of our graduation started thus: "In the
presence of 1,000 admiring parents, relatives and friends, Lynn English
High School's biggest, brainiest and brightest class of graduates became
members of the alumni of the historic high school on the hill last night,"
we cannot boast any celebrities so far as we know; we have not produced an
Edison, a Marconi, or a Steinmeitz, but if each one could answer to the
roll and speak for themselves we would find Doctors, Dentists, Teachers
and executives in the business world and the general echo from the class
would be "Well done."
LEROY E. CLARK
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the class of 1914 of which Roy
Clark was a member. It is most fitting to honor one who has been a 'doer'.
He conducted eight annual concerts for the benefit of the scholarship fund
and assisted in many other activities. When a president was not available
to present alumni scholarships at graduation, Leroy, as a Past President
was always ready to assist. He served on many committees and always did
more than his share of the work. In school he was captain of the L. E. H.
S. track team and was a member of the baseball team. The new alumni
attendance cup has been named in his honor as he was instrumental in
activating competition among the many alumni classes for the distinction
of having the highest percentage of attendance at the reunions. His
loyalty was tops.
By Gladys G. Chase
from 42nd Anniversary Book)
On June 22, the Class of
1914 graduated from the Lynn English High School. There were 127 graduates
in the class.
commencement address was given by Marshall L. Perrin, Ph.D., of Boston
University, and the presentation of diplomas was by the Honorable George
H. Newhall, then Mayor of the city.
Olive M. Jordan, now Mrs.
Dibble, a teacher of music in the Breed Junior High, presented the class
gift, and Raymond E. Neal gave the valedictory address.
Cornet solos were rendered
by Clarence E. Higgins, now of Rochester, N. Y, and the Parting Hymn sung
by the class was composed by Mildred O. Honors.
George Henry Kerr was the
president of the class.
The writer has been able to locate the following and learn that they are
in the positions listed below: Edger S. Barnes, attorney-at-law; Henry J.
Collins, attorney-at-law; Harold Vase, real estate, Swampscott; Lawrence
H. Gage, bond salesman, Clifton; Walter E. Richardson, undertaker;
Clarence M. Gibbs, Gibbs Bros., florist; Richard S. Holmgren, civil
engineer, Lynn; Raymond R. Ward, photographer; Eugene M. Twomey, Miller
& Sons, florists; Clarence E. Higgins, Rochester, N. Y.
School teachers: Marion
Sheehan, Lynn Woods; Shirlie M. Weldon, Shepard; Gladys G. Chase,
Highland; Winifred M. Flaherty, Pickering Junior High; Sadie Mansfield,
South Common; Mrs. Olive M. Dibble, Breed Junior High.
Alice L. McDermott is now in
Hollywood, California, working for the Paramount Moving Pictures.
"Lest we forget" - Henry
Brown, our beloved comedian, went down in the "Moxie" disaster seventeen
By Gladys White Foster
from 42nd Anniversary
The Banner Class of 1915
graduated one hundred and forty-three members, the largest class up to
that time to leave the school. We might mention one more member, our
well-beloved principal, Charles S. Jackson, who was graduated to
Superintendent of Schools. Thus the Class of 1915 was the last to enjoy
his happy comradeship and leadership as principal of our dear old Lynn
English High School.
Mr. Jackson set a higher standard for education in our Lynn schools, we
went forth into the world trying to make it a better place to live in, -
our boys making successful business and professional men, and our girls
demonstrating their ability in many fields, particularly in business and
in home making.
the first class entering the school to have physical education as a part
of the required curriculum. As a result our class athletics was a great
success. Charles Crockett was our hero, especially on the gridiron.
It was in social activities
that we made our mark, giving some of the finest amateur theatricals of
the time. Our dances and other functions contributed much to our success.
The Microbe, a privately edited class paper, was
an innovation in itself, no other class paper ever enjoying such
popularity. Perhaps our greatest achievement as a class was the
publication of a bound book, Class Book of
1915, containing individual photographs and write-ups of our members
as well as the faculty, not forgetting, our course, our own "Essex County"
John C. S. Andrew, but that's another story." No other class has ever
published a book of this type.
Over seventy percent of our
boys were enrolled in the Service during the World War, the Class
President Raymond Lane Howland, and Rollin Wendell Frey, another popular
member, giving their lives in the cause.
Although sixteen years have
elapsed, we still look forward to these glorious reunions, when a majority
of our members congregate about the festive board to reminisce and in so
doing, find one of the greatest joys in life.
CLASS OF 1916
By Esmeralda Wendell Gibbs
42nd Anniversary Book)
The Class of 1916
consisted of one hundred and seventy-five graduates. The graduation
exercises were held in the Lynn English High School hall on Monday
evening, June 26, 1916. The Hon. George H. Newhall presented the diplomas
to the graduates. The class officers were : John Archie Graham, President;
Francis Henry Cullen, Vice-President; Telford R. Jones, Treasurer;
Madeline Collyer, Secretary. The Valedictory address was given by
Glenn K. Marquay. Words for the class hymn were written by Rachael E.
Crowley, and the music was composed by Rilla Kellam.
Some of the graduates have
gone to other parts of the country. Among them being Mrs. R. H. Bosworth
(Gertrude E. Meech), who now lives in Chicago; Edwin Cotton, who has found
his success in New York City; Laura Stanley, who is married and lives in
Palmerton, Pa.; Katherine Whiteside (Chippey) who lives in Raleigh, N. C.
Most of the graduates
have married and have settled in Lynn. We have some on the police force,
some in executive positions, some teachers, nurses, salesmen and mothers.
One of our number who
has succeeded in gaining prominence is Mildred Stromstedt, who is
connected with the law firm of Healey & Healey. Mildred was, at one
time, the Treasurer of the English High School Alumni
Association. A number of our boys became soldiers in the World War.
The class was together for
the regular four-year course. During the first three years at English, Mr.
Charles S. Jackson was our principal, but during our Senior year, Mr.
George E. Davis was our principal.
The Class of 1916, as yet,
has produced no presidents or mayors, but it is still going ahead carrying
on the ideals gained in good old Lynn English High.
By John D. Malone
(Reprinted from 42nd
It is with considerable
hesitation that this correspondent, to style myself as a noted writer in
one of our Boston dailies is wont to do, approaches the task of writing a
few words for this, our Class Reunion Book.
As he tries to look back
over the intervening years since graduation he finds it very difficult
indeed to realize that nearly fourteen years have elapsed.
At first your correspondent
had in mind writing about what had happened to the various members of his
class, but upon giving the matter further thought, decided most of the
members were of necessity too young to have yet attained their objectives
in life. I can say, however - from some of the reports I have received
during the course of my investigations that the future classes of Lynn
English High School will be well represented by students of the same names
as those who graced these "classic corridors" in 1917.
The first event that
affected the class, as a whole, was the World War, and even as the members
were receiving their diplomas the entire country was busily commencing to
gather its youth for defense. Many of the boys of '17 answered the call to
the colors immediately and their first contact with this rough old world
was under the severe discipline of military life.
Among those of our class to
make the supreme sacrifice was J. Frank Austin, a boy respected and well
liked by the whole class and a leader in most of our school activities.
Your correspondent well remembers - while walking along Washington
St., Boston, in the autumn of 1917, during his first employment after
graduation and at a time when the density of "big city" traffic was still
somewhat confusing - he heard a cheerful voice salute him and, looking up,
saw Frank sitting proudly astride a motorcycle, attired in military garb
and engaged evidently in driving some army officer around the city. After
the war was over, when the knowledge of Frank's death in action had come
to him, your correspondent still retained his vivid mental picture of that
last cheerful salutation and gay resolute countenance, which seemed to
express a very joy of living and a zest for the forthcoming adventure.
In this brief space allotted
to your correspondent, in this, our Forty-Second Annual Reunion Book, it
is moot that fellow class members recall Frank's brave spirit and his
stalwart courage, - that it may serve as glowing guide to our various
when the class is numbered among the senior classes, I should like to
trace out the activities of my fellow members in detail for your
enlightenment (and shall I say amusement?), so until then - selah!
By William J. Clark
42nd Anniversary Book)
The Class of 1918 was truly the War Class. Entering in 1914, just after
Europe was thrown in chaos, the class history almost paralleled the war's
duration. Graduation came at a time when this country's participation in
the war had practically reached its height. Naturally, there was a tinge
of things military in many of the activities of the class and its members.
The efforts of the government to conserve all wood supplies will be
recalled. Supplementing these efforts was the extensive program designed
to stimulate agriculture and as part of this program a student company of
volunteer farmers was formed at Sorosis Farms, Marblehead. This particular
project was sponsored by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under order of
the governor for the mobilization of school boys for farm service. Harry
Dame was then athletic coach at English and he was made commander of the
company. A strict military discipline was established and during the
summer and fall of 1917 many of the male members of the class enrolled for
this service. There was no idleness among the girls of the class. Their
needles were busy and they gave invaluable aid to Red Cross
activities and to the several Liberty Loan campaigns.
Our freshman and sophomore
years were under the principalship of Mr. Charles S. Jackson, but at the
end of the second year, Mr. Jackson was called to the position of
superintendent of schools. Mr. Jackson was succeeded in the principalship
by Mr. George E. Davis, under whom we graduated.
In 1917, the class was
responsible for the organization and development of a student traffic
squad. The function of this squad was to facilitate the movement of
students between classes, thus relieving somewhat the crowded conditions
which, even at that date, were becoming apparent.
No mention has been made of
class personalities, since the limited scope of this short history
prevents doing so. This omission does not, however, denote a lack of
individual accomplishments. In athletics, as well as in studies, many of
the class were habitually making history for English.
Graduation exercises were
held June 24, 1918. Mayor Walter H. Creamer gave the commencement address
and diplomas were awarded to a class numbering one hundred fifty-two.
By Rosa S. Backman
(Reprinted from 42nd
This is the
class that came and went with Principal George E. Davis who is now in
were 170 of us graduated. Up to that date we were the finest and largest
class ever graduated from L. E. H. S., just as each preceding class has
been the largest and finest.
Economics was a new course
which was first introduced when we were Seniors. Miss Mary P. O'Neill was
the first to teach it. I still remember her telling us that "assuming
that you were very, very hungry your demand for the first slice of bread
would be tremendous but with each slice eaten the demand would lessen and
lessen until the fourth or fifth slice of bread would have very little
value to you." I think this example of supply and demand came just before
recess and that day the theory was proven conclusively. Those were also
the days that students could take the bookkeeping and shorthand courses
combined, so that a graduate could qualify as a bookkeeper or stenographer
or both. At any rate it seemed easier to find positons and a great many
students were granted leave of absence to fill positions a few weeks prior
to graduation. This class has produced school teachers, ministers, a city
councilman, a few lawyers, and executives in many lines of endeavor. Among
Our members are the following:
Theresa Molloy is now Mrs.
Fred Walsh. Theresa who was our Valedictorian. She was graduated from
Smith College and later became a buyer at Conrad's Department Store in
Boston. Theresa and Fred are now the proud parents of a young son.
James M. McElroy is a member
of the City Council and is practising law in his home town.
Samuel Klivansky was
graduated from Brown University and Boston University Law School and is
very happy in his law work, for he has many opportunities to display his
Sack, now Rosa S. Backman, was graduated from Portia Law School, Class of
1926, and is engaged in the practise of law. Rosa has a son, Bradlee.
Of our school teachers:
Clair D. Barry is at the Washington Community School; Myrta I. Crawford is
teaching at the Baltimore Street School; Mary M. Driscoll, now Mrs. John
Malone, prior to her marriage taught at Eastern Junior High School;
Everett A. Fransen is assistant physical director in the Lynn schools;
Mlildred Grady is teacher of art at L.E.H.S.; George Curry is teacher of
history at L. E. H. S.; Stella Thorne, prior to her marriage to Harold W.
Brown, was head bookkeeper for the Merrimac Chemical Co. and later with
the Appollo Candy Co. in Boston; Elizabeth Heffernan is secretary to the
Vice-Principal at L. E. H. S.; Norman Dine is associated with the Dine
Furiture Co. in Lynn, and at present is studying at Columbia University;
Madeline Callahan, the girl with the beautiful voice, is holding a
secretarial position at Classical High School; Jennie Gorodetzer, now Mrs.
Stilman, is living in Youngstown, Ohio; John Lyte is an Episcopalian
minister in Newport, R. I.; Bertha Pratt, who was our editor-in-chief of
the Red and Gray, is secretary to Mr. Stephens
in the school department; Herbert Craig has also entered the ministry;
Louis Winer is manager of Rines Bros. in Portland; Muriel Lewis and Celia
Cullen are both at City Hall holding secretarial positions; Harold Devine
is in St. Louis, Missouri, with the Compo Shoe Machinery.
This list contains the
doings of but few of the graduates. There are probably many others who are
perhaps making great strides in the business or professional world. If so,
why not notify your class representative or the officers of the Alumni
By Joseph S. Kaufman
On a bright
and balmy September day, the Class of 1920 commenced its career at English
High School, unmindful of the cosmic forces at work that brought about the
declaration of war by this country against the German government and its
allies, a little more than six months later. And one of the first of our
class to hear the call to arms was Bernard Kelly, who joined the U. S.
Marine Corps. The excitement of those days caused by the raging
conflagration now set all our nerves a tingle; everyone was busy doing
something for the cause. One hundred and three Red Cross bags were
abundantly filled and sent to the boys across the sea; hundreds of Liberty
Bonds were subscribed to and thousands of dollars were raised, in fact,
even our freshman social was turned into a Red Cross show and the proceeds
donated to Red Cross organizations. In the summers of 1917 and 1918 many
of the boys in our class volunteered to relieve the farm labor shortage,
and the first unit organized under the leadership of Coach Harry Dame
spent the season on the Sorosis Farms in Marblehead, while the last group
organized by the genial teacher of physics, W. G. Tucker, spent the summer
and fall at Littleton.
It was the class of the 1920 which inaugurated the plan of the students
regulating traffic in the corridors of the old building, and adopted a
traffic insignia to be worn by the traffic squad, thus relieving the
teachers of the tedious job of keeping the lines in order, all of which is
now a part of the regular student activity.
In the closing days of Our
Junior year, Mr. Davis, Our principal, resigned, and the school was then
placed in the hands of an Administrative Council consisting of eight
teachers. Woe betide the unlucky victim summoned to the sanctum
sanctorum of the Council held in Room 106! Spartan discipline was an
undeveloped art compared with the exercise of power by this unusual body.
Mr. Davis, an exceedingly energetic man, controlled all of the student
activities, and those of the student body holding office were like a
stranded ship without a captain when he left. The organized system which
was the basis of a successful school paper was gone, and the writer was
unanimously chosen to carry on the work of the Red
and Gray. As the first student business manager to conduct, in fact as
well as in name, the affairs of the school paper, the writer with the able
assistance of his staff, provided the necessary money to pay for the
printing of four interesting issues of the Red and
Gray, and an instructive issue of the Hand Book containing all of the
pertinent information for undergraduates. A great deal of credit for the
success of this enterprise must be given to the faculty advisors, Miss
Foster and Miss Spinney, and our judicious senior class advisor, Miss Mary
Many of our
class entered higher institutions of learning: Fred H. Broad, son of our
highly respected Chief of Police, took his degree from Dartmouth College;
Ralph L. Williams graduated with honors from Tufts, and Tilman C. Brooks
also received his degree from Tufts. A number of our class graduated from
Salem Normal School and are now to be found on the teaching staff,
teaching with those teachers who taught them less than a dozen years ago.
Wilson H. Thorne, Jr., son of Deputy Chief Thorne, is not only teaching,
but has won his Master of Arts Degree. Many of our class graduated from
the University of Vermont, the University of New Hampshire, Boston
University and Harvard. The Class of 1920 has contributed to the
community, men and women, who, in business, the professions, and in
domestic arts, are a credit to the splendid English High School and its
By James P. McArdle
42nd Anniversary Book)
of 1921 celebrates this year the tenth anniversary of its graduation from
Lynn English High School.
We entered English High in
1917, during the World War, and saw the termination of hostilities as
sophomores. The succeeding two years were filled with the usual round of
activities culminating in our graduation in June, 1921.
In school matters we
attended under three different regimes: Charles E. Davis, the
Administrative Council, composed of the department heads and Hal R. Eaton.
As class advisers we had the helpful guidance of Miss Lucy A. McManus and
Miss Alice L. Donovan.
The Class of 1921 on this anniversary stops momentarily to consider some
of the accomplishments of its members.
Drs. Richmond W. Allison and
Francesco Sbarra are practicing physicians.
Chesley H. Husson, Ruth H.
Belonga, Bartholomew F. McArdle, Josephine M. Foley, Samuel Waxman and
Edith Risman are now teaching school.
The legal profession has
attracted the attention of Robert L. Weiner, James P. McArdle and Michael
The Class of 1921
records with regret the death of Catherine R. Hannon, Charlotte E.
Gutholm, Dr. Justin R. Johnson, Sarah R. Kimmell, Beatrice A. Lilly and
Louise C. Conlon.
are only a recorded few of the many changes that the passing years have
brought to our class. As we step back into the tide of the work-a-day
world after a pause to consider the past, the Class of 1921 again pledges
its faith and its loyalty to our Alma Mater.
While most of the class is
still living in Greater Lynn, the following have settled in new territory:
Lila M. Gamage, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Rose Kalis, Everett; Philip W. Mitchell,
Brockton; Irene L. Morley, California; Viola Brandon, New York City; Cora
M. Spinney, West Newton; Alice M. Carlson, West Newton; Mary D.
Wickenhiser, Malden; Margaret A. Wickens, New York City; Jennie C.
Zeitlan, Nashua, N. H.; Chesley H. Husson, Bangor, Maine; Martin F.
O'Donnell, Detroit, Mich.; Howard W. Hanscom, Newark, N. J.; Doris
Hutchinson, Concord, N. H.; Marjorie P. Perkins, Gloucester; Karl Nelson,
Fairfield, Conn.; Ruth Tingley, Cambridge ; Walter B. Mallorey,
Washington, D. C.; Gurney Nichols, New Hampshire; Edna M. Chesley, Leonia,
By Wesley S. Abbott
short space of nine years since we received our diplomas on the stage of
the Waldorf Theatre, a great many changes have taken place in our class.
Several of our number are established in successful enterprises and are
proving how profitable were the years they spent at English High.
A great many of our
classmates have married and made their homes away from Lynn. We like to
keep in touch with the entire class and I hope that all information of
this kind will be given to me.
Some of the notes I have
Babb is now Mrs. Edwin Matthews, and her home is at Ancon, Canal Zone.
Thelma has a daughter, Nina, who is six years old.
Agatha Preston is now Mrs.
Henzler and makes her home at Biddeford, Maine.
May Kuntz is now Mrs. F. G.
Knutt, and her home is at 335 Auburndale Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio.
Susie Lancaster is now Mrs.
George Henry Brewer, and her home is at Palisades Park, New Jersey.
Helen Carr and Ingrid
Paridon, our gold medal typists, are making good use of their typewriting
skill and they both hold responsible positions in Boston. Ingrid has
recently sailed to Europe for a three months' vacation. She will visit
Sweden, England, Germany and Switzerland.
Helen Davis is now Mrs.
Harold Johnson. Helen is employed by Burrows & Sanborn in an executive
position and has recently returned from a business trip to the Pacific
is now Mrs. Earle Davis and makes her home at Norwood, Mass.
Several of the girls are now
teaching school. Among them are Marguerite Burke, Helen Prendergast,
Olivia Howley, Anna Kieley and Marion Champion.
George Thorburn is a
minister in the Universalist Church, and is located at Middletown, N. Y.
John T. Fraher is a
registered pharmacist and conducts his own business in Lynn.
Earle Dolphin is a teacher
at the Eastern Junior High School.
Thayer Durell is an
accountant with Patterson, Teal & Dennis in Boston, and has recently
married Ivy Hoyt.
F. Moriarty is now associated with his father in the real estate business.
Neil J. Murphy is a
lawyer and practices in Lynn.
Jacob Tupman is also a
lawyer with an office in Lynn.
Willis D. Quimby is
associated with Filene's of Boston in an executive capacity.
John A. (Buck) Flynn is now
a news editor at the Boston American. Bucky is
married and makes his home in North Cambridge.
By Fred Gluck
from 42nd Anniversary
Eight years ago. No, just a few days ago diligent boys and girls in
their teens passed another significant milestone in their career. A bow
and a diploma and then - life for the English High School Class of 1923.
Out into the post-war
days they went. Where are they today? What did they find in that future
which was always held before them?
Long years or short ones,
which have they been?
Well, in retrospect we can picture them as gay lads and lassies, but in
the reality of the business and professional world we can see them as
useful men and women - scores of them who have conquered that near future
and who are on the brink of a greater future.
In checking up with the
records we find that the following occupations are being followed by our
classmates: accountants, advertising men, agriculturalists, airplane
pilots, amusement promoters, appraisers, architects, artists, attorneys,
auctioneers, auditors, automobile dealers, bookkeepers, bakers, bankers,
barbers, barrel dealers, beauty specialists, blacksmiths, boat builders,
bootblacks, brick manufacturers, brokers, builders, cabinet makers,
carpenters, caterers, chemists, civil engineers commercial photographers,
contractors, dentists, designers, druggists, electrical engineers,
elocution teachers, florists, ice dealers, insurance men, jewelers,
musicians, newspaper correspondents, nurses, optometrists, physicians,
plumbers, printers, real estate men, shoe men, teachers and stenographers.
That list tells the
story more than all the words which we might place in this book We might
have abbreviated the entire history with one word - Success.
Whether baker or broker
those boys and girls of the days of '23 carry the banner of success, for
after all, our baker is just as essential as our broker.
By Leland Oliver
(Reprinted from 42nd
1924 members have gone far in many fields since graduation day seven years
ago. School years over, the majority of them are busy fighting the daily
battles of life. Although many are located in distant cities nearly all
members of the class have maintained their ties with old English.
Of particular satisfaction
to graduates of 1924 is the fact that Miss Ruth Hatch, Class Adviser, is
still a member of the High School faculty. She has found time, however,
since the graduation of "1924," to enjoy several distant trips, including
visits to Central and South America.
Class President Roderick
Pierce is now a resident of Newark, N. J., where he is with the production
department of the Western Electric Co. Mrs. Pierce is the former Nellie
Heffernan, a post-graduate in 1924.
Teaching has been popular
with members of the class for a large number are now faculty members in
various Lynn Schools. Harry Cody is physical education instructor at
Cobbet Junior High School ; Jack Smith is in a similar position at the
Breed Junior High School; Stephen Thornton is an instructor of art at the
Piickering Junior High School; Frances Robinson teaches household arts at
the Cobbet Junior High School; Mildred Greeley is teacher of foods and
clothing at the same school, and the following are elementary school
teachers: Florence Fecteau, Cobbet Elementary; Katherine Niland,
Lewis School, and Madeleine Walsh, Whiting School.
Also associated with the
Lynn public schools are Beatrice Currant, now Mrs. Royal Overbeck, and
Rose B. Lichtman, clerks at the School Department Administration Building;
Gladys Need (Mrs. Harold Eames), secretary to Superintendent of Schools
Harvey S. Gruver, and Becky Goldman, clerk at the Eastern Junior High
School. Marion Rogers is also in the teaching field as an instructor of
Melvin Bowker, recently married in New York, is with a large insurance
company in Cleveland, O.; David Eigner has a real estate office in the
Security Trust building, and George Robichaud is one of the Lynn agents of
another insurance company. David James Moore operates a cleansing and
dyeing business in West Lynn; Jim Marks is a student at Boston University
and Louise Kelly is successful on the stage as Louise Kirtland.
Dorothy Terney is a member
of the office staff at the City Collector's office at City Hall; Winston
Wood is associated with the soap manufactutring company of Billy B. Van,
the actor, at Newport, N. H., and Charlie Leader is physical director of
the Y. M. C. A. at Waterbury, Conn. John F. Hunt and Vincent O'Brien are
in newspaper work and James D. Powell is making good as a commercial
artist and illustrator.
Edward Ratican is manager of a Lynn drug store; Marion Fuller, now Mrs.
Lewis Crocker, is parish secretary for the First Universalist Church;
Elbert N. Fuller, Jr., is associated with his father in the electrical
supply business, and Wesley Feero is an instructor for ambitious students
of the saxophone and trumpet.
William Mackesey is studying
for the priesthood and Wilbur Ruggles is at Yale preparing to enter the
ministry. Members of the class employed in banks include Harry Fuller of
the Lynn Institution for Savings, William Piggott of the Essex Trust
Company and Carl Perry of the Lynn Five Cent Savings Bank.
Others who are engaged in
varied lines of endeavor include many young women of the class now
managing homes of their own as housewives and mothers.
By Edward A. Sisson
from 42nd Anniversary Book)
of '1925" of English High School was just like a good many other
classes that had gone before. It was an average class as classes go, but
to the members of '25, it was the class.
Principal Willard, the much
respected and loved head of English High, entered in 1921 with our class.
He calls himself a member of 1925, and we are proud to call him by the
title that we have given him, "The Daddy of 1925."
The Class of 1925 was
probably handicapped more than any other class by the English High School
fire. The school was burned in our Junior year about the time that we had
started work on our Junior Prom. We gave up our Junior Prom, the biggest
social event of school life, and voted the money to be used for the
purchase of books for the new library.
The Class of 1925 was the
only class to observe Boys' Week. Our Senior Class President, Wallie
Keane, was elected Mayor, and a good many of our classmates filled other
executive positions in the city government.
The author has located some
of the members and their activities. Charles (Duke) Dolan is a shoe
salesman for the Fair Sex Shoe Co. Art Grohe is also a salesman. Bill
Scanlon is in the firm of Scanlon Coal Co. Otie McIntosh is a civil
engineer. "Vic" Pacevicz is employed at the G. E. Co. Laurence Reynolds is
employed as policeman at the New Paramount Theatre.
Andy Sherry is at Forbes
Lithgraph Co. Marguerite Ahearn is employed with James N. Connolly, bank
accountant. Clarence Beliveau is with the Miller Tire Co., Boston. Alice
Coates resides in New Haven as Mrs. Norman Folsom. Mary L. Cody has left
the G.E. and become Mrs. Thomas Kelliher residing at Salem. Margaret
Ahearn is at the telephone company.
Joseph Finger is in business
with his father in the Ray Leather Waste Co. Harry Gold is selling bonds.
Ethel Henry is an interior decorator. Harry "Bel" Gould is swimming
instructor and coach of The Boy's Club of Boston. Harold Knoznick is in
his uncle's furniture business at Waltham. Wallie Keane is employed at the
Lynn Gas & Electric Co. Charlie Taylor is a baker at J. B. Blood Co.
Helen Austin is now Mrs. James Blatchford. Ruth Ca:rter is secretary to
Dr. Crowell, oral surgeon. Laurence Jacob is a pharmacist. Marthy Melvin
is a clerk at J. B. Blood.
Esther Nordstrom is now Mrs.
Robert T. Sisson, Jr. Ida Tupman is employed in the law office of her
brother, Jacob Tupman. Carl Anderson has built up a large milk route and
is getting fat on the job. Earl Hatch is in the tourist agency of Hatch
& Bresnahan. Roland Jacobs is a chemist at the Lynn Gas laboratory.
Bill McGovern is manager at Burke's Drug Store. George Poltrino is a
teller at the State National Bank. Walter "Bud" Warren is at the G. E. Co.
Marit Heftye was a trained nurse but has now joined the matrimonial ranks.
Wilbur "Donk" Rodford is employed at Dolansky's Florist Shop. Lotta Alley
is now Mrs. Edward Hempel. Alice Dalton has received much recognition as a
singer and is now Mrs. Crowley.
Lilly Faney is office
manager at the A & G Shoe Co. Ida Freedman is employed at the Franklin
Auto Co. and is now Mrs. Samuel Hurwitz. Doris Hoyt is employed as
secretary. Pearl Marble is secretary at the law office of Healey &
Healey. Dorothy Robinson is now Mrs. Fred Parker and residing in
Connecticut. Mildred Hunt is residing in Connecticut, and is married to
"Bud" Davis is employed as physical instructor at the Waterbury, Conn., Y.
M. C. A. The author, Edward Sisson, is Paying Teller at the Sagamore Trust
The author has only
listed in the history the names of those with whom he has come in contact
in the business and social world, but would welcome it as a special favor
to meet and shake the hand of one and all of the dear members of The Class
By Gerald F. Stevens
from 42nd Anniversary
Lynn English High School should be justly proud of the graduating
Class of 1926, which in the short span of five years has already brought
fame to Lynn English and to the Alumni Association.
Of our famous class some
entered matrimony. The majority sought their places in the business world.
A large percentage matriculated at some local or distant college. Many of
the last have received their degrees.
Hilda Trigg was our
outstanding scholar and valedictorian. After four years at one of our
largest banks, Miss Trigg left to become secretary to George Nihan,
director of the Boys' Club. Helen Colby, judged one of the sweetest girls
of her class, is a graduate nurse. Joseph Stevenson is still perusing the
values and next year will find our future sky-pilot at the Boston
University School of Theology.
Not all our graduates have
remained to seek fame and success in our beautiful city. A few of those
who are making their homes outside Lynn include: Virginia Jacobs at our
Nation's Capital; Ken Ackerly and Josephine Chester, now married, of
course, at Chicago; Harold Sliter, with the Fox Film Company at Buffalo,
Belle Baker has a
responsible position wth the New England Telephone Company. Bob Cowan, who
is now married, is with the Boston & Maine Railroad. John Arena is
reputed to be the right hand man for one of Lynn's famous eye and ear
doctor. Gerald Chesley, after graduating from Springfield College, returns
to the home city to accept a position at the local Y. M. C. A.
Time and space do not allow
me to write about each and every graduate, but I shall endeavor to inform
you as to the doings of a few of our classmates. Ken Taylor, our class
president, is still an athlete of note. Blanche Goldthwaite is
contributing much to the social world as a dramatic reader and coach. Mary
Hallissey is married and located in Delaware. Mary Day has promised to
honor and obey and has migrated to New Hampshire. Evelyn Tracy is still
following the stage and is pleasing her audiences. Joan Mulligan has the
reputation of being quite an artist. Ken Brown is at the General Electric.
Warren Blood is at the Hoague Sprague Corporation. Sam Dillaway still
plays his trusty saxophone. Mal Billows and Ned Cody are still performing
effort to give you a brief survey of what your classmates are doing, I
would like to take this opportunity in behalf of the class of "26" to wish
one and all of the graduates success and happiness in the coming years.
By Dorothea Wein
from 42nd Anniversary Book)
short space of four years, members of the graduating Class of 1927 have
not yet had time to astound the business world or the professions with any
feats, but many are preparing for successful careers that will bring
credit and glory to themselves and to the English High School.
A large percentage of our
class will this year receive their coveted degrees from various colleges
throughout the country.
By far, the greater number of our graduates entered the business world.
Some have already won positions of responsibility through their
outstanding ability, while others are now building the foundation for a
whereabouts of a few of our graduates are as follows : Jack Gibbons, Tufts
College; Harry Arlanson, Tufts College; Harry Hymanson, Tufts College;
Harold Kease, Tufts College; Mildred Dupont, Simmons College; Thelma
Garrison, Salem Normal; Ethel Bacevice, Salem N ormal; George Seal,
Graybar Electric Co., Boston; Vivien Sliter, now Mrs. Robert White;
Eleanor Reynolds, now Mrs. Richard Bohaker; Russell Robertson, salesman,
Beachnut products; Margaret Powers, A. C. Lawrence Co., Peabody; Hazel
Henry and Chris Shaw, now married; Ruth Coggins, First National Bank of
Boston; Henry Connolly, graduate of Massachusetts School of Pharmacy and
connected with Fraher & Co.; Noman Authier Mason Laxton Engraving Co.;
Bill Barrett, Springfield College; Marion McGrath, now Mrs. Jesse Clarke;
Cecelia Killoran, now Mrs. Arnold WilIiams; Leonard Murray, Cushman Bakery
Co.; Alice Chipman, married; Edith Scranton, Butts-Ordway Corp., Boston;
Harold Power, Barnet Leather Co.; Loretta Eade, Shoe Designer; Eleanor
Costello, Jerry Costello's; Dorothy Sweet.
By Richard D. Sisson
42nd Anmversary Book)
Just three years ago a procession of pupils, three hundred strong,
marched from the Lynn English High School to the Olympia Theatre, and were
gracefully and honorably discharged from further duties at the school, and
thrust upon a cold world to prosper as they might.
Surely all the '28
classmates remember that. It may seem good to live again in mind and
spirit our school days. As Freshman, under the leadership of Miss Hatch:
Alas, I'm afraid our lowly title made it difficult for us to assume our
rightful position in the Sun.
As Juniors, under the
leadership of Miss Stier: We can visualize once more our drama, "The Four
Flusher," with Miss Shepherd behind the "wings" prompting some forgetful
"Barrymore." Remember Lucille Thrasher, our leading lady; "Joe" Faney, our
leading man; June Heftye, Elizabeth Parker, Marjorie Hoyt, "Bob" Starr,
Leo Hennessey, George Parsons and the rest of the cast? Recall the Junior
Prom where merriment held sway until a late hour?
As Seniors, under Mrs.
Parkhurst: A series of never - to - be - forgotten events. "She Stoops to
Conquer," our drama, was a big success with such artists as Marjorie Hoyt,
Elizabeth Parker, Marion Rich, "Norm" Hicks, Byron Gower, "Joe" Faney,
George Parsons, "Bill" Barrett and many others. "Mickey" Legro bashfully
stepped out to lead us in the grand march at the Senior Prom. Then there
were club meetings, picnics, pictures and finally our class banquet.
After graduation, in the
fall our reunion dance was a huge success, and now, every year we have the
opportunity of meeting again at these Annual Alumni Banquets. It has been
gratifying to see so many '28 classmates return every year to these
affairs, but there should be a lot more. Of course, it is understood why
some can't attend; such as George Parsons being in Annapolis, "Norm" Hicks
in Washington, "Wallie" Dow at Springfield College, Byron Gowe at
Syracuse, and many others in distant places. Last year there were
approximately fifty '28 members at the banquet which is a fairly good
representation, but let's start with the next one and have two or three
times that number present "just for old times sake."
By Clifford Dow and George
(Reprinted from 42nd Anniversary Book)
been too short, as yet, for the Class of 1929 to take the important
executive positions and undertake the large engineering problems that are
its birthright. Although most of our classmates have faith in the
abilities acquired at English High to enable them to reach their goal, a
few less optomistic grads are struggling away at higher institutions.
Practically all of the
collegians have chosen New England colleges with the exception of Charlie
Comenos and Carl Palombo, who are at the University of Pennysylvania.
Reports from Tufts College show the prominence of Sammy Clayman and Cliff
Dow. Boston University points with pride to George Livermore, Irving
Clark, Esther Shopnick, Elizabeth Baker and George Riordan. Among those at
Salem Normal School are Theresa Linsenmeyer, Mary Hennessey, Bessie Burke
and Jean Bickford.
Northeastern claims three of our number, namely: Walter Thayer, Arthur
Hardy and Jack Crowley. Attending other schools and colleges are Bessie
Mears and Paul Gonnevelle at Burdette College; Ernest Mills, Wentworth
Institute; Howard Dow, Troy Academy, and Carleton Soule at Mass. Art
Many of our
classmates who have entered various Lynn firms are starting at the bottom
of the ladder. Banking seems quite popular; Louise Keith and Charlie Cain
at the Institution for Savings, and Charles Dullea and Robert Goldthwait
at the Sagamore Trust Company have bright futures ahead. Alice Dumas is a
secretary at the Lynn Products Company. Mary Kelley, contemplating
Simmons, is taking a P. G. course at English. Ruth Burke, our class baby,
is teaching elecution in her own studio. Margaret Blaser and Mariam Smith
are clerks in an internationally known department store. William Ruddock
has a store of his own and also a rising young family. John Brennan has
returned to Lynn after spending the winter in Florida.
The General Electric Company
takes two future engineers in Ken Bradbury and Ernie Bell who are enrolled
in the apprentice school. Ruth Johnson and Nellie Stewart are employees of
McAdams Milk Co. and Dr. Jacobs dentists, respectively.
So we could go on and on,
telling of each graduate and his respective position, but time and space
does not permit, so we will conclude with the last words of our class ode:
"Till death shall us sever from Lynn English High SchooL"
By Frederick W.
The youngest of all the many
great classes of the English High School Alumni Association greets you.
The youngest - but also the largest number.
It is with mingled feelings
of awe, reverence, pride and inspiration that we look back upon the great
and glorious record of the English High School since it graduated that
first small class 42 years ago.
Our class, which numbered
563, has sent a large proportion of graduates to various schools and
colleges, while a still greater number have set out upon the Highway of
Life, attempting not only to better themselves but to bring more credit
and renown to the name of English High.
The wonderful incentives to
become a success in any and all walks of life have been instilled into our
very hearts by the men and women who are graduates of this school and who
have done such an enormous amount of work to enhance its fair name.
It is too early for the
members of the Class of 1930 to credit themselves with bringing worldly
attention to the name of English. However, they wish it proclaimed that
every obstacle they are to meet and conquer, every success they are to
enjoy, and all prosperity and happiness that is to accrue from their
efforts, will be due in no small measure to the basic, fundamental, and
worth-while principles that have been imparted to them by the Lynn English
By Leo J. Wallace
The Class of Champions - New
England Champion football team - Class champions in baseball - Regional
Champions in basketball, entered in the Tech Tourney - State Track
Champions. The largest class ever to graduate from English. The Last Class graduated from Old English. The
highest score against Classical on Turkey Day - 47-0. Still standing after
33 years. Large numbers do not always assure quality but in this case
quality was the rule.
Headed by president Tony Geniawicz (God rest his soul and all other
classmates deceased) they left the stage of the Old Olympia Theatre to the
strains of "Loves Old Sweet Song" to face the world in its worst
depression. But not before Principal Williard had presented awards to
Edith Ankers, Thelma Axelrod, Eleanor Paster. Mayor J. Fred Manning
presented the diplomas. Not one scholarship was available on that day for
the students of English, even though many were qualified. Our invited
guests that day included Mrs. Thomas J. Whelan and the late Thomas J.
Whelan. Mr. Whelan was the coach of the many champion teams and his
assistant coach, Ralph Farnum, who was also Assistant Principal. Vera
Ambrose, our class advisor and our many wonderful teachers.
Lean years were in store for
the Class but they were well prepared and carried through into World War
II with its many sons and daughters serving well.
Through the years the
members of the Class distinguished themselves as fathers and mothers - 200
sons, 218 daughters. At the 25th Reunion they were still adding to the
You name the job
and the profession and our class was represented with priests, ministers,
lawyers, members of the State Department, teachers, labor representatives,
doctors, coaches, machinists, postal clerks, firemen, truck drivers,
police officers, bartenders, etc.
Remembering well its own
graduation and the limited opportunity to go to college and the complete
lack of scholarships the class and its leaders on its 25th anniversary set
out to make the Permanent Scholarship Fund of the Alumni a reality. They
made a cash contribution to the fund and elected Leo Wallace as their
representative to carry on the task. As president of the Alumni
Association from 1959-1960, Mr. Wallace in his term of office was able to
report the job completed and the $10,000 Alumni Scholarship reached.
By Catherine V. Savko, Reunion
On September 7, 1931, 542
anxious teenagers entered the new English High School to become the "Class
of 1932" and have the distinction of being the first graduating class from
the new high school.
school year held no big moments for we were a quiet and studious class.
The height of the depression in 1932 was upon us and many of us would
hurry home from school to some small job that would bring in a little
money to help supplement our parents meager earnings. Before the school
year was over, 62 students had left, not because they wanted to, but
through necessity. Today, we call these pupils "classmates" and they
belong to our class just as though they had graduated with us.
On June 15, 480 students
received their diplomas and started out to make their way into the world.
Jobs were few, due to the depression which had the entire country in a
turmoil. Many joined the C.C.C., others went on the W.P.A. and many didn't
find jobs for quite some time. It was a year of hardships and adversities.
We overcame two major obstacles, World War II and the depression ended.
Jobs became more plentiful and the years started to look up. Many changes
and additions took place and our way of living increased for the better.
Twenty-five years later,
a committee was formed to reunite our class and on May 19, 1957, 440 of us
met for the most enjoyable reunion ever held. It was a social as well as a
tremendous financial success. Our reunion committee led by Chairman John
H. Cann and Barbara Foster Kearney as cochairman, plus 34 members of the
class worked diligently and well. To this day, no
other class has come near the amount of money which the "depression
class" collected. We only asked for a $5.00 donation and what we did with
that five has made history. Our private class party at the Thomson Club,
buffet, band, giving out 81 gifts for achievements through the years,
souvenir books and pens, donating $250 to the library, presented an oil
portrait and communion plate in memory of former principal Thomas Whelan
to the school, and from 1957 to 1961 we awarded 7 scholarships. Quite an
accomplishment and record, don't you think?
Again, 5 years later we met
on May 16, 1962. 120 attended the 30th reunion and once again money poured
in from all our classmates and graduates. Another outstanding record was
set. Our scholarship fund grew and two more scholarships were awarded,
plus ceramic scholarette trophies were given to the recipients as a
momento of their achievement.
This year the Lynn English
High School Alumni celebrates its "Diamond Jubilee, the 75th anniversary
and our class has come through with flying colors. Letters are being
received daily from all over the United States. The Class of 1932 will
have a Gold page ad in the outstanding
souvenior book to congratulate the Alumni and to salute Our classmate,
Ernest R. Lamoureaux, who is president of the Alumni. The cover of the
book was designed by classmate, Ed C. Gorski and all the photographic work
was accomplished by James W. Greenlaw, another classmate.
Maybe you have wondered
where our class has scattered to, well, here are a few statistics. 251
never left Lynn; 76 are in the neighborhood of Salem, Saugus, Nahant,
Lynnfield, Marblehead, Peabody, Cliftondale and Swampscott; 76 reside in
other parts of Massachusetts. Living in Arizona, 1; Alabama, 2;
California, 17; Connecticut, 3; Delaware, 1; Florida, 9; Georgia, 2;
Maine, 8; Maryland, 3; Michigan, 1; Nebraska, 1; New Hampshire, 14; New
Jersey, 4; New Mexico, 1; New York, 15; North Carolina, 2; Ohio, 5;
Oregon, 1; Pennsylvania, 1; Rhode Island, 4; Texas, 3; Virginia, 3;
Washington, D. C., 1; Nova Scotia, 1, and Arabia 1.
Thirty-five members have
left us for the great beyond and I'm sure today they are looking down upon
us saying "God bless you all."
When our 35th arrives in
1967, I'm sure we will still be leading the way for other classes to
follow because, as our slogan goes, "The Class of 1932 is the class that
sticks together," and stick we will. When the call goes out again, The
Class of '32 will come through with flying colors. I consider it a
privilege to have been a member of this wonderful class.
See you all at the 35th, if
not, the 40th or 45th but definitely the 50th. See you then, God willing.
By Margaret Miller
Act III of
our life's drama continues onward with our classmates going forward into
all phases of life.
co-chairman of the '33 Class is still making a name for himself in the
theatrical world namely, John B. Morse. His work with the Magic Lantern
players and Junior Aiders will never be forgotten.
Sumner Willard continues to
help educate our cadets at West Point, Dr. Norman A. Emery, a well
established dentist in his home town, is helping to keep the cavity
percentage at a minimum rate. Dr. Charles Arthur Worthen and Dr. George
Preston Moore are two of our prominent practicing physicians. George Bliss
our class president, we're proud to annouce is Headmaster of a private
Quaker school. Dr. Harold E. Fiske, a graduate of Temple University is a
practicing podiatrist in Gardner, Massachusetts.
The girls for the most part
have become homemakers with a few going into the business world, now that
their families have grown.
Barbara Gay Quinn is Branch
Manager of Pickering Fuel, Eleanor Law is doing a tremendous job in Social
work, Lena DiVirgilio Perlino is doing an ardent job in floral
arrangements and Anna Larsen Muller, our girl in white, is night
supervisor at Union hospital.
I have just scanned our
Reunion booklet and tried to pick out a few of our members to report
about. Our space is limited and I know that the class has done very well.
To those of you who have not been mentioned please accept my apology, and
may I say keep up the good work, so that when the final curtain comes
down, we can all be proud to say our drama was well received.
By Charles H. Miller and Donald
was 1932 and the month was September and what was to be the class of 1935
ascended the bridge known as Lynn English High School. The bridge leading
from youth to manhood and womanhood. The years at Lynn English were happy
and constructive. Studies tempered with social activities and athletics
made one and all a well-rounded individual. June 1935 came all too soon,
and the 547 graduates of the class of 1935 left the halls of Lynn English
to go their separate ways on the highway of life. What was the year 1935
like? W.P.A. and N.R.A. were created by Franklin Delano Roosevelt to
provide work relief. German rearmament began. Sinclair Lewis' "It Can't
Happen Here" was a best seller. "Lights Out" was a popular song hit. The
future for the class of 1935 certainly looked ominous.
Twenty-nine years have
elapsed since graduation and the world has moved on at a fast and furious
pace. The members of this class of 1935 have overcome many obstacles
including a depression, recession, World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Sunshine has overcome the dark outlook of the year 1935. This has been
evidenced by facts and figures contained in the class of 1935 25th
anniversary reunion Souvenir Book. Time and space will not permit the
listing of each and every member's accomplishments. Our members have left
and are living in over twenty states, the District of Columbia, and other
foreign countries. Our members have been engaged in over forty different
occupations at our 25th reunion in 1960, our class gave five scholarships
to members of the Lynn English Class of 1960 as well as a substantial gift
to the L. E. H. S. library. These awards were known as "Class of 1935
Scholarship Awards." Thus let us, the class of 1935, paraphrase the late
President, John F. Kennedy's famous remark, "and so my fellow Americans
ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your
country." "And so class of 1935 ask not what Lynn English High School and
its Alumni Association can do for you; ask what you can do for them."
By Kitty Harmon
It was a bleak June 12th, in
1936, when 597 of us, in cap and gown, entered the English High auditorium
for the last time! We were young, our hearts were gay, the world was
there, and we entered it blindly. The depression was haunting us,
scholarships rare, employment scarce, yet we would face it - and do our
best. Not long after, the sounds were of guns, cannons and atomic bombs!
We have many Gold Stars on our Honor Roll.
Suddenly, a future
brightened, accomplishments were made in many fields; parents,
grandparents, science, theology, teaching, medicine, industry, business
and government. Twenty-five years later, May 20th, 1961, from the four
corners of the United States, we joined together for a joyous evening
reminiscing and renewing past acquaintances. We were presented the cup for
the best attendance, and proud to award four scholarships and a library
grant. In 1966, our thirtieth year, scholarships will again be awarded.
We are very happy to
participate in the Diamond Jubilee of the English High Alumni Association,
and in closing may we quote from our class ode:
Through thy hall of learning
Now our journey ends.
O' er our path thy teaching.
Like a rainbow, bends.
the time of parting
Thongh we say good-bye.
Hearts will be returning
By Don Flynn
On Friday, June 18, 1937,
the Lynn English High School Alumni Association increased its rolls with
531 new members after the late Principal Frederic R. Willard distributed
diplomas and sent us out to a wild and wicked, but wonderful world.
Since that warm,
sun-drenched day of days, 1937 graduates saw a depression defeated,
witnessed a four-term president lead us to a world war victory, cheered as
another president beat back a Communist tide in Korea, watched an 'I Like
Ike' era, shuddered when his successor was shot by a madman until finally
- we paused to salute the alumni association wearing its diamond jubilee
ring in a LBJ setting.
And the rank and file members of the 1937 Class like to think that 27
years of active and loyal devotion played a small but vital role to the
success of its parent organization.
Notably, perhaps, when they
demonstarted two years ago while their classmates celebrated their 25th
reunion. It was on this occasion that the class raised enough money to
present the school with an elaborate amplifier system for the auditorium.
In addition, two scholarships were awarded at the 1962 graduation
presentations, Principal Lewis Thistle wrote: "How can we ever repay the
kindness of your great class! They truly represent the spirit of Lynn
English High and a shining example to all of us."
To Principal Thistle we
reply: That spirit will never die. Each and every member of the 1937 class
is pledged to a bond of brotherhood and loyalty to the school, its
undergraduates, the faculty and, of course, the alumni association itself.
We share in your
birthday joy! And for the years that lie ahead members of the '37 class
stand ready - yes eager to serve LEHS and the alumni association. Your
request is our challenge.
But enough for words - let's
have another munch on that birthday cake!
By Mavis K.
Now that 25 fateful years
have past, can you recall your emotions on Graduation Day, Friday morning,
June 16, 1939? The cumulation of all our school years was here at last!
Dressed in Cap and Gown,
marching slowly two by two down the aisles, to the strains of the school
orchestra playing the "Priests' March" from "Athalia" directed by Mr.
The program with
Essays, Boys' Glee Club, Presentation of Prizes, the Special Scholarship
awards, our Class Gift in conjunction with the 1940 Class of a Hammond
Organ, and finally the highlight "Our Diplomas." Then the Class Song,
words by Mary O'Connor appropriately sung to "Auld Lang Syne." The exit
and pictures taken by fond parents and friends.
During our Sophomore year
"Tree Day," when we gave a red maple and extended the barberry hedge.
Our Junior Year, the
unforgettable Sesquicentennial Celebration. Remember Mr. Percy Graham
directing the combined chorus and the organ playing the dynamic "God of
and fun of preparing the Red and Gray for
production of "Ghost-Train," a real exciting mystery with Mrs. Mary Rourke
"Parata Club" once a month meeting. Real exciting.
The stimulating athletic
season with our famous Basketball and Football teams.
The "Proms" and Socials.
Remember the "Big Apple" and the "Shag"? The many favorite musical hits
such as "Penny Serenade," and "The Beer Barrel Polka" and the Andrew
Not the least of
our memories is the Washington Trip in April with Mr. and Mrs. Walker and
Miss Campbell. The tipsy-turvey boat trip from Providence to New York, the
bus trip to Washington and subsequently all the sightseeing spots our
tired feet propelled us to, but oh the memories. Also the opening of the
1939 New York World's Fair on the day we left New York.
The Senior Banquet, girls in
long gowns and boys dressed in their best.
How thankful we couldn't see
into the future on that Friday morning, or our hearts wouldn't have been
so light and gay. Soon our friends, fiancee's, husbands, and relatives
would be leaving us. Some forever, others for a short period.
Many are our wishful
thoughts 25 years later, but our fond memories remain with us.
By James Michael Carroll
The graduation issue of the
Red and Gray of 24 years ago, printed when
World War II was barely nine months old and America a year and a half away
from involvement, seems like a teenagers dream in retrospect.
What high ideals we had -
what magnificent goals - what unbounded enthusiasm - the thrill of being
alive and making our way in the world the acceptance of the challengers
that we faced - these are the memories that I have of the Class of 1940.
Many of our Class paid
dearly for the peace that you and I enjoy in America. Lenny Waldron, Class
President, gave all he had for his country in World War II and paid the
supreme sacrifice. He exemplified the ideals and the heroics asked of our
members when duty called. All answered valiantly and resolutely and served
our members are scattered throughout the country and a few to other parts
of the world. Today we are not dreamers but doers trying to teach and to
lead others to the dream of a better world which we so dearly envisioned
so long ago in our graduation year.
Many of us are parents - and
some even grandparents. Time takes wing, memories dim and grow sweeter and
friendships made then are warm and comfortable treasures today.
For today we are older - and
somewhat wiser - a little sadder and not so brimful of vigor as we were
back in that eventful year of 1940.
We - and others like us -
have tried our best to build our word better for those who come after us.
As Milton so descriptively and beautifully states:
We all are blind until we see
that in the human plan
Nothing is werth the making
unless it makes the man.
And thus my closing
thoughts to the Dreamers of 1940 are to continue to dream - and work - and
build for a better America - a better world - a better you and I to
strengthen us for the challengers that we face today in a world half-free,
and other half, without God- barely existing.
By June Rippon Smith
1968 seems to be a
long way off, yet the class of '43 is awaiting it with great anticipation.
It will be our 25th anniversary celebration. The twentieth anniversary of
our class proved to be a success with a good percentage in attendance, but
the 25th should be a terrific time for all.
We realize that some of our
class did not graduate because the boys enlisted before graduation, and
some of the girls felt marriage and a family more important than the "old
diploma." (Wonder if they still feel the same way?) If you were in either
of these categories, remember you're still an important part of the class
and plan on May, 1968, as a time to renew old acquaintances.
We've been very fortunate in
finding our places in society. A great number have gone into business
locally and take an active part in our city's government. Many others have
moved to surrounding communities while still others are spread across the
entire span of our country. Two members have found their calling outside
of this country; one is in Japan as a priest, the other is in Ecuador in a
government position. We have our share of lawyers, doctors, tradesmen,
businessmen, nurses, secretaries, and "just plain housewives and mothers."
Last year we were
pleased to offer a scholarship to a young lady who has exceeded all our
expectations. She is studying for a career in nursing and is in the
forefront of her class. We are grateful for the opportunity we had in
assisting her to further herself academically.
We hope that other classes
will continue to follow the example we and others have set, and that we,
through you, may continue also. Who know's it might be one of our children
(or grandchildren) who might benefit from your generosity.
Congratulations to the
Alumni Association for passing their 75th milestone! We feel privileged to
be included in the number who have graduated from Lynn English High
By Joyce Coombs
As the L.E.H.S. Alumni
Association celebrates its 75th anniversary, members of the class of 1949
are meeting for their 15th reunion. The committee has been successful in
locating all but 50 of over 435 members of the class. Because of the very
satisfying response to our 10th reunion in 1959, we expect an equally
enthusiastic turnout this year. Completed questionnaires have come in from
all over the United States and many foreign counmuseum curator. Many of
our class are several prominent doctors, lawyers, artists, physicists and
innumerable other professions, including that of museum curator. Many of
our classmates, both men and women, have served in all branches of the
armed forces throughout the world. Of course, scores of families from the
class of '49 represent hundreds of children, who all too soon, will be
joining their parents at these memorable reunions.
The lofty prophecies written
in friendship 15 years ago may have been unfulfilled, but the spirit of
friendship remains unchanged. We won't attempt further prophecies about
our destinies, but may the next 15 years bring happiness and success to
our graduating class and to all the members of the Alumni Association.
By Attorney Robert G.
It hardly seems fourteen
years since we all vowed we would never lose contact. Since then many
accomplishments, a few deaths, and space have separated us. Margie Nelson
Gannon supervised a great tenth reunion. Most of the gang was there.
Our party at the Oxford club brought us together for a short time. It was
good to see them. Dave Cliff and Chandler were a little heavier. Some of
the Girls' names have changed. It seems that only a few of us have
remained in the confines of Lynn. If I look out of my office window in
Central Square I can sometimes see Hap Winslow, our President, moving
quickly from building to building as one of Lynn's leading salesmen. Dick
Shachok's engineering ability led him back to the city of his origin,
while others are making their mark upon the far corners of the world.
Although the posters from "I Remember Mama" are becoming faded and the
victories of our teams are a distant memory it will be great to meet with
the gang next year at our 15th reunion.
The class of 1952 finds
itself halfway between its 10th and 15th reunion. Therefore though our
turnout for the School's 75th may be small, we'll be back in strength
three years from now. Our 10th brought over 180 classmates to the reunion
and we came from all over the eastern seaboard. A sizeable scholarship was
established and our grant given to a deserving senior during 1963. We're
going to shoot for over 200 at our 15th which would be one of the largest
class turnouts in history.
If we have discovered one
thing during our twelve years away from Lynn English, it is that our ties
are still strong. The teachers such as Miss Swenson, Helen Clarke, Art
Coulman, Mr. Powers and others are gone, replaced by teachers of our age
(or younger). But the unbeaten record of LEHS in basketball this year made
most of us think with pride of Al Levy and his "fearless five" under Capt.
How many of us
look back on those days when the hockey team under George Cosgrove and Ben
Foote had to run a Valentine Dance to raise money for uniforms for the
team because hockey in the Lynn Schools was not then an officially
recognized sport. And yet under Jim Spinney, Dave Hartshorn and others we
played Maiden Catholic at the Boston Arena in an exhibition game.
Each of us have almost by
now found our spot in life such as: Don Boyle restauranteer; Dick
Fienstin, pharmacist; Peter O'Rourke, Computer salesman; Harvey Rothstein,
doctor; Val McGlore Winslow, housewife and nurse and many others. But all
of us, still look back and realize how much our days at Lynn English
helped to mold us into what we are today.
So on this ocassion, we in
the class of 1952 must dedicate ourselves to two goals. First, that we
will continue to pledge our support through scholarship aid to the
furthering of English High graduates. Second, that we shall always remain
loyal to our Class, and our Alma Mater - Lynn English High School.
Farewell then ...
1967, when we will all meet again! !
By Jack Abare
On June 12, 1953, 366 eager
students marched across the stage in the auditorium of Lynn English High
Here we are
eleven years from that memorable event, all making our different ways.
Many have left Lynn for other cities, other states, and a few even
residing outside the United States. Wherever our paths have led us, there
is no doubt thoughts that must naturally cross the minds of each. Thoughts
of the three years spent within the walls of English High School, and of
the friends, and all the merry carefree days.
The first anniversary of our
graduation brought back perhaps a dozen members of our class to
participate in the annual reunion banquet held by the Lynn English High
School Alumni Association.
In the next few years most
of us were pursuing or preparing for our careers.
In 1958 on our 5th
anniversary, approximately two dozen classmates assembled in the Lynn
English High School cafeteria. Most of us by this time were beginning our
lives, in our chosen careers and in marriage. Still others because of
longer preparation, or delayed because of duty to country, had yet to
begin this next step in life.
In the fall of 1962 a
committee was formulated of local alumni of the class of "53", This
committee worked at contacting every member for our tenth anniversary
reunion, and raising funds for a scholarship to be given from our class to
some deserving senior at Lynn English High Schol.
Both endeavors were
successful. Our tenth anniversary brought our members from as far as
California. On this occasion 117 of us gathered together to represent the
class of "53" at the annual banquet. The party for our class which
followed the banquet was attended by 233 classmates at the Oxford club.
This was indeed the
largest get together since our graduation. Even those who could not attend
donated to the scholarship fund so that were able to divide $800 with two
English High seniors. This was by far the largest scholarship ever given
by any tenth year class.
Scholarship is the most important endeavor of the Alumni Association.
Let's try to improve on our contributions every honor year.
By Mary Jane Eagan
Ten years ago we walked and
walked through the halls of Lynn English. Now as we return to visit for
our first big reunion, many young and old friends are missing. It's not
quite the same. And sometimes our high school days and the fun they
brought us almost seem unreal.
Today, we the 54ers are in
many fields and have traveled to many places, both to work and to live.
Our souvenir booklet put out on this occasion tells the whats and wheres
of members in our class.
As we reminisce at our first class reunion and look over the pages of our
yearbook, once again we hope to see many of the class of 1954 present to
renew and enjoy past friendships.
CLASS OF 1956
By Virginia Meggison
Very often history, whether
it be world history or class history, seems to commend only those who have
gained public recognition of their achievements in their chosen
profession. Our classmates, naturally, have entered many walks of life; we
are very proud of those who have entered a professional career. Most have
been quite successful in their chosen work. The vast majority of our class
whose names do not appear here also deserve credit as outstanding and
valuable citizens of their communities. Keeping in touch with each one as
they go their separate ways is difficult, but before our 10th reunion in
1966 we hope to have a complete individual history.
We've learned that Dick
Regnante has finished medical school and begins interning at St.
Elizabeth's Hospital in Boston soon. Melvan Levine and Putnam Breed are
also in medical school. Our nurses are Judy McGinn and Barbara Allen; our
lawyers are Ronnie Fox and "Mo" Tobin. Margaret Nordin has won many honors
in teaching and recently received a scholarship to write a textbook on
geology. Linda Moriarty is a teacher of French in the Lynn schools; Don
Spinney is assistant athletic director of Beverly schools and Gail
Sylvester teaches retarded children. Some of our other teachers include
Barbara Jacob, Mary Peters and Phyllis Bolino. Betty Sallis has become a
minister of a Methodist church in Sheffield, Mass. We also have a few
local businessmen; Matt Gandolfo owns a barber shop; Phil Corson, a
florist and Ronnie Bonia manages a lumber store. Tom Gordon is now an
optometrist and Grace Ricardson is a textile researcher in Washington, D.
C. - our congratulations to them all.
In May of 1961 our class
held its 5th reunion at the Oxford Club. Approximately 75 classmates
attended with their husbands and wives. At that time we presented a gift
to the L.E.H.S. library fund in memory of our bereaved classmate Jack
Within the next
two years the Class of 1956 hopes to complete definite plans for a
successful 10th reunion and initiate a scholarship fund for future
By Judith McCarthy
It has now been seven years
since the Class of 1957 graduated from Lynn English High School, and our
class members are spread all over the country. President Oscar Arslanian
graduated from Dartmouth College and is now a department manager at
Filene's. Secretary Judy Eagan graduated from Marymount College, was an
art teacher at Breed Junior High School, and is now a guide at the
Massachusetts exhibit at the New York World's Fair. George Lundstedt
graduated from Yale University and is now entering his senior year at
Tuft's Dental School. Bromley Cook and Wayne Snow graduated from the
United States Military Academy at West Point. James Gifford graduated from
Dartmouth College and is now attending theological school. Philip Williams
attended Hobart College and is now a department manager at Jordan Marsh
Company. Lorne (Tippy) Johnson played professional baseball in the
Milwaukee Braves farm system. Joel Sherman graduated from Bowdoin College
and is now in graduate school. Paul Kaplan graduated from Dartmouth
College and is now a United States Army officer. Daniel Noble graduated
from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and is now an inspector with
the Federal Narcotics Bureau in Florida. Leonard Selsky, Stephen Price,
and Allan Gardner graduated from Harvard College, and Allan is now a
medical student at the University of Vermont. Linda Burke graduated from
Boston University and taught for two years in New Canaan, Connecticut. Now
she and her husband are teaching in Malaysia with the Peace Corps. Judy
McCarthy graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and is now a
pharmacist at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston.
By Jean Billows
Six years have passed since
our graduation from English High School and I'm sure most of us often
wonder about our friends and what they're doing. This is a very brief
resume and indudes only a few of our former classmates.
Our president, Richard
Quinn, was graduated from Tufts in 1962 and is now married to Pat Bonia,
another classmate. They have a new home in Danvers. Dick is employed at
the Polyvinyl Chemical Co. in the field of research and development.
Carol (McDonald) Hennessey
was graduated from Salem State College and is now teaching in Peabody. She
and husband, Frank, are expectant parents.
Roger Hart, our famous
mountain climber, was graduated from Tufts and is now doing graduate work
(Moriarty) Onos and Neal, are the parents of two children and are now
living in South Peabody. Neal is working with Citrus Fruit Juices, Inc.
Robert Andrews and Dave
Conley have successfully completed the G.E. Apprentice Course and are now
working for their degrees at Tufts University.
Janice (Barnard) Varnum
attended Salem State College and is now the mother of two children.
Judy Barrett was graduated
from Northeastern University and received a fellowship to further her
education at the University of Chile. She lives with a Spanish family and
is having a wonderful time.
Donald Cassidy was married
last September to the former Mary Doane. He is presently working with a
Boston real estate firm and is living in Nahant.
Dennis Drislane is married
to Elena Speranza and he is now working with his father's company.
Jimmy Gildea is a C.P.A. and
is employed by The Anderson Co. in Malden. He is married and has two
children. Twin brother Peter will soon graduate from Northeastern. He is
engaged and plans to take a job with the Ford Motor Co.
Oneita Grant was graduated
from Lynn Hospital School of Nursing and is engaged.
Miriam Himmelstein and Nancy
Salloway both are graduates of B. U. They are rooming together and living
(Kelley) Beckwith was graduated from Salem State College. She is married
to Peter Beckwith and they are soon to be proud parents.
"Butch" LeBlanc is married,
living in Needham, and employed by Turkin's Machine Co.
Paul Maddalena served four
years with the Marines, was stationed in Okinawa. He was home on leave
last fall before signing up for another hitch in the Corps.
John Maddison is working for
New England Life Insurance Co. and goes to school nights at Boston
was recently married and is a nurse at the Union Hospital.
Robert Nute is married to
another classmate, Cynthia Short and they have two daughters.
Joan Ostedt is married, has
a baby girl and recently moved to a new home in Danvers.
Joanna (Phillips) Shell was
graduated from Simmons College and is presently living at Fort Devens,
while her husband, John, serves as a lieutenant in the Army.
Linda Poole majored in
biology at Simmons College and was awarded a teaching fellowship at B. U.
Judy (Segal) Levine is
employed by Jordan Marsh Co. She says married life is great.
Lorraine (Simoneau) Nelson
is now living in Salt Lake City where she and her husband Garyare parents
of two-year old Kelly-Ann.
Pat (Teehan) McGovern is
living in the highlands. She and her husband, Joe, have a son.
Quite a few of our former
classmates now find themselves in the Lynn schools as teachers. These
include Donald Baker, who was recently married, Carol Van Riper, Nathalie
(Ogan) Sulloway, Sally Chase, Frances Falzarano, Nancy Perry, Charlotte
Ovagimian and Jean Billows. Both Charlotte and Jean are planning summer
space is limited, only a few people have been mentioned. It was fun
checking up on all of you.
hundred and fifty-one of us graduated from Lynn Eng]ish High School and
now the 1964 Alumni is here and we - five years out - are the youngest
honor class. It will seem strange to be together again. Lives which were
so similar five years ago, all centered around English High School, are
quite different now.
President and Mrs. Robert (Charlene Murphy '59) Arena, and the others on
the committee, are working to assemble our classmates. Questionnaires are
trickling in at press time. Here are some of the early returns. Bob, our
president, a Boston College graduate, is now studying law. Teddy Abbott
(wife, June McKenna) a builder and carpenter, has just finished
construction of their new split-level home.
Our Annapolis grad, Gary
Comfort, continues studying, as does June Babb, John Marsh, Paul
McQuillan, Arthur Stolpested, and Michael Palter. Caring for the sick are
nurses Connie Latham, Shirley Smith, Carol Nihan, Barbara Miller, and Judy
Nelson. With secretaries like Albertina Morris, Barbara Milburn Carito,
Patricia McCarthy, Joan Anderson, Charlene Arena, Ann Shapiro, and Joanne
McDermott, offices are pleasant.
Brian Burns (wife, Nancy
Collyer '59), Egils Zarins, and John Donovan, all Tufts grads, are
electrical engineers. In other fields of engineering are Phil Thomas,
Peter McKenna, James Brinkler, and John Patterson. In the banks taking
care of our money are Mrs. Ellen Auger Schnurbush and Frank Mynahan.
Phyllis Slobodkin Cove is a computer programmer at the University of
Wisconsin. Barbara Acorace, children's librarian is in charge of the
bookmobile that goes to the Lynn Schools. At Mass. General Hospital,
Elaine Patrikas is a Medical Record Librarian. Working on satellite
programs for the Air Force is Martin Witt.
Robert Spurr (wife, Leotia
Young '59) is an equipment operator in West Peabody. Three of our
classmates have listed themselves as housewives: Barbara Murray Hatch,
Patricia McMahon Kasprzyk, and Sue Hubbard Arslanian. Sue, by the way,
can't stay away from the stage. She just completed a performance as "The
Cat" in the Cat on a Hot Tin, Roof with the
Marblehead Little Theater. Graduate of George Washington University, Jill
Gifford Bock, now lives in the District of Columbia. Doughnuts of all
sizes and shapes are sold by Robert Gialla who manages his own business,
Bob's Hand-cut Donut Shop in Newburyport. Here are the teachers: Louise
Asselin, Linda Callis, Diane Cogen Volk, Lois McDonald, Lois Gallagher,
Carole O'Blenes, Carol Ruggiero, Lois Romeo Rivers, Carolyn Nygren, Sandra
Olson, Donna Ashton, and Louise Thistle.
We have been saddened by the
deaths of our classmates, Lawrence Edwards and Donna Beckwith.
To the Alumni Association we
are grateful for the generous Scholarships presented to our classmates
five years ago. We want to continue this tradition of helping worthy
students at graduation. For their enthusiasm, imagination, and hard work
over the past seventy-five years the class of 1959 is grateful to all the
officers and members of the association. They have made this the
longest-lived and largest high school alumni in the United States. On this
diamond jubilee the youngest honor class congratulates and salutes the
Lynn English High School Alumni Association.
We the graduates of 1961
have spread out in many directions. When we were students at L.E.H.S., it
did not seem possible, nor did we think of being separated from our
"buddies." But time goes along and we all seek our status in life.
Although leading entirely different lives from those of our high school
days, we all pause from time to time to recall many of the fond memories
of English High School. We will be grateful throughout our lives for the
wisdom and inspiration we received from our teachers, the friendships and
good times we had with our classmates, and the part played by English High
School in molding our lives. The following list of "grads" is as complete
and accurate as possible.
David Anderson, Gordon
Divinity College; Edward Barber, Merrimack College; David Bedford,
University of Colorado; Bob Bekoff, Bates College; Janice Blaisdell,
secretary at Sylvania Company; Harold Bloc, University of Massachusetts.
Barbara Borders, working
for the government; Raymond Boyd, Yale University; Catherine Boyle, Salem
State College; Jo-Ann Brown, secretary at Lynn Institution of Savings.
Jo-Ann plans to be married in September.
Susan Brown, Union Hospital
School of Nursing; William Brown, Tufts University; James Budreau,
attending Police Academy of Florida. Jimmy is married to Judy
Hayward, they are expecting their first child in the fall.
Janet Buffinton, Colby
College; Donald Bullerwell, Salem State College; "Pat" Callahan, Lynn
Hospital School of Nursing; "Cissy" Cashman, Salem State College. Cissy
plans to be married in August to Edward Toner, also a member of the Class
Pratt Institute; Donna Clements, Hanscom Air Force Base; Deanna Cocozella,
secretary at General Electric; Joan Conley, Dean's List Student at Salem
State College; Carol Cook, Hanscom Air Force Base; Violet Cook, night
school; working at Grant's; Michael Cronin, General Electric Apprentice;
Constance Crowell, Lynn Hospital School of Nursing; Kathleen Denpsey,
Lesley College. Kathy was recently elected one of the best dressed members
of her class.
Perrior, Lynn Hospital School of Nursing; "Brad" Dennis, General Electric
Apprentice Course; Frank De Iulis, University of Massachusetts; Linda
Donachie, married to Peter McKenzie, also an English High alumni; Linda
Donovan, Massachusetts Bay Community College, elected secretary of her
University of New Hampshire; William Fabrizio, Boston College; David
Farrow, University of Vermont; Anne Frederickson, Dean's list student at
Salem State College; Janice Ganon, Hanscom Air Force Base; Brenda Gardner,
University of Vermont; Richard Garian, recently married - working at Elm
Farm in Salem; Patricia Gilligan, Pat spends her time caring for her
husband and lovely daughter.
Ira Gorfinkle, University of
Massachusetts; John Gilbert, Burdett, working at A&P; Ralph Girard,
Springfield College; Constance Greeley, graduate of Burdett; Candace
Harthan, Beverly Hospital School of Nursing ; Judith Hayward, living in
Florida. Judy is married to Jimmy Budreau, also a member of our class.
Barbara Hill, John Hancock;
Judith Hoffman, Prudential; Peter Hunt, Massachusetts School of Pharmacy;
David Hurwitz, Northeastern University; Andrea Ingram, Plymouth State
College; Cheryl Jacobs, Syracuse University; Marjorie Johanson, married,
has one child; Ann Johnson, Jackson College; Anne Kearney, John Hancock;
Lloyd Kenniston, United States Air Force; Byran King, Salem State College.
Bryan is a valuable member of the basketball team at Salem.
"Betty" Latham, University
of New Hampshire; Lorraine Lavoie, Plymouth State College; Norma Leclair,
working in Boston; Thomas MacDonald, Boston College; "Danny" Mark,
University of Massachusetts; Sharon Lundrigan, Lynn Hospital School of
Nursing; Rita Mageary, Salem State College; Carol Massa, living and
working in New Hampshire; "Joanie" McGrath, working at Lynn Gas and
Electric. Joanie is still fighting off her many prospects of marriage.
Susan McSweeney, Rhode
Island State College; Mary Monaco, working in a bank, engaged to be
married. Brian Nolan, University of Massachusetts; David O'Connor,
Franklin Institute; Sandra Peterson, working in a bank; Sharon Pfuntner,
Gorham State College; John Reinfuss, Salem State College; Dorothy Rich,
Northeastern University; George Shambarger, Salem State College; Anne
Shaw, Registry Building in Boston.
Judith Slate, General
Electric; James Smith, Bentley School of Accounting; "Wally" Snell,
Franklin Institute; Haig Sohigian, University of Massachusetts; Barry
Sogoloff, Tufts; "Vinny" Spirito, Salem State College. Vinny is a member
of the basketball team; Janet Sturtevant, Dean's List student at Salem
State College; Marilyn Teal, Salem State College. Marilyn is a valuable
member of the cheerleaders at Salem; Joanne Tibbetts, North Shore Babies'
and Children's Hospital; Edward Toner, University of Massachusetts. Eddie
plans to be married in the summer.
Linda Turkallis, Lesley
College; Rosemary Twomey, Salem State College; Kevin Twohig, Tufts
University; Robert Weiner, Suffolk Law School; "Peggy" Welch - Peggy is
married to Bobby Stankiewitz, a member of the Class of 1960. She lives in
Lynn and has a lovely son, Michael; David Whelan, Salem State College;
Donald Witham, United States Naval Academy; Nancy Young, Simmons College;
Nancy Yuill, Salem State College. Nancy was recently elected captain of
the cheerleading squad; Stephen Zeramby, United States Marines.
graduating class of 1964 has had many highlights this year. Of them the
most significant are:
The undefeated basketball season, and the brief, but successful Tech
Tournament bout for the LYNN ENGLISH BULLDOGS.
2. The annual school play
"The Little Knight," which was written and published previously by a Lynn
Librarian and set to music by a Lynn School Teacher.
We the graduates of 1964
class wish the alumni a happy 75th reunion and we hope to be around in the
future to celebrate our 50th and if the good Lord willing, the 75th.
In printing the
histories of our classes from 1889 up to 1931 we found it advisable to
reprint them from the 1931 Souvenir Book, because there have been so many
changes that have taken place and some would not recognize their own
It is with
regret that a few classes did not avail themselves of the opportunity to
be included in the Diamond Jubilee Program Book.
Inside Back Cover
Our Thanks to
The Lynn Sunday Post
Advertisers - Patronize Them
To all Committees
and to the School Personnel for making
A GRAND AND GLORIOUS 75th ANNIVERSARY
To commemorate the
"Diamond Jubilee" anniversary of the Alumni a genuine diamond ring will be
awarded this evening.
The crowning of a new "King" and "Queen" of the Alumni will also take
place and will be a highlight of the evening.
Many other gifts will be
given for various achievements, including a gift to the person coming the
President Ernest R. Lamoureaux will be presented with a beautiful
Presidential Gruen wrist watch as a departing gift from the Alumni by
President-elect Attorney Robert G. Phelan.
Mr. Albert E. Cain, Class of
1902, is making a creditable showing with his class at the reunion. Albert
has a reputation of being one of the best ticket sellers anywhere around.
He is no slouch when it comes to getting ads for the Scholarship Fund
President Mae R. Goldberg, Class of 1917, serving as president from 1960
to 1961 is a great organizer and has kept her class on its toes. Mae is
our hospitality chairman this year, a job she has done well through the
treasurer, Dorothea G. Wein, Class of 1927, and daughter of Margaret C.
Wein, Class of 1899, and president of the Alumni from 1936 to 1938, is
doing a terrific job as treasurer of the Alumni. Her excellent work is an
asset to the Alumni and is deeply appreciated by the association.
Our banquet chairman, Martha
B. Greenlaw, Class of 1932, has given many hours of her time at the new
Alumni office typing up reports and class lists. She has done an
outstanding job for the 75th anniversary.
Every lady attending the
banquet is receiving an orchid corsage with an attractive colorful bow.
576 bows and corsages were made by our publicity chairman, Catherine V.
Savko, Class of 1932.
Phyllis Kenerson, Class of 1949, chairman of the Flower Fund, has done an
excellent job for three years and due to pressing church work has passed
the job on to Eleanor Davis, Class of 1927.
Attorney Robert G. Phelan, Class of 1950, and Entertainment chairman, is
providing excellent professional entertainment for our 75th Reunion.
Ticket Chairman Maurice
Calvani, Class of 1937, has done a creditable job with the sale of tickets
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