Sumter High School, Class of 1905
Dave Pettigrew, SHS class of 1971, has developed an outstanding website in which yearbooks are being scanned onto his free website (HERE..click on a yearbook image) with many class photos, lists of graduates, and an outstanding graphics and text page of the school's history (HERE).
On this page you are now viewing, the memorial #s are memorials on the free Find a Grave (separate but owned by the subscription genealogy website, Ancestry.com).
I want to directly link to some old, online newspaper sources (Sumter's The Watchman & Southron via Library of Congress' Chronicling America, which detail some history and the senior class graduates.
- S. C. petition of Legislature, May 1888, HERE.
- Commisioner J. T. Green's 1890 letter about the schools, HERE.
- Sumter public school system opens 2 Sept 1889, young John B. Duffie, superintendent.
- First year (9 months) ends (students: 310 whites & 294 blacks), HERE (Watchman & Southron issue of 4 June 1890, vol. IX #43, page [image] 3, 2nd column from viewer's left near page top).
Links to classes 1889-1912, HERE . W & S of 1910 has 1891-1910 lists HERE and W & S of 1912 lists 1891-1911 HERE.
***(1889-1913, only 10 grades; 1914-1944, only 11 grades)***
***(Student names: before maybe 1915, names by which people were baptized were frequently & without legal process, changed before, say, age 12. Grade school nicknames often changed as the person became older (HERE). In cases of those with 1 or 2 middle names, either or both of those might be deleted as they became older or married. Old printed source material was printed by a more tedious process than today & typos were not uncommon. Females are especially hard to track down from names on graduate lists; so, the birth year range of a graduation group becomes helpful.)***
Sumter HS Class of 1905 (W&S 1905 was negative for any write up...names came from the above 1910 & 1912 lists):
(the name they apparently "went by" in italics)
- Henry Boshamer, (born 18), FaG mem. # (nothing found yet).
- Edwin Eugene Brunson, (born 1884), FaG mem. # 138043364
- Robert Muldow Cooper, Jr., (born 1887), FaG mem. # 60442110.
- John Baxter Lee, (born 1891), FaG mem. # 61990216.
- Bernard Manning, (born 1889), FaG mem. # 90992993.
- Charles Augustus L. McGrath, (born 1888), FaG mem. # 101851777
- Charles Clifton Richardson, (born 1890), FaG mem. # 78565844.
- Junius Smith, (born 18), FaG mem. # (nothing found yet).
- Bartow Monroe Walsh, Jr., (born 1888),
FaG mem. # 81173949
- Abbie Dukes Bryan, (born 1887), FaG mem. # 43960724
- Nellie Chandler, (born 1889), FaG mem. # 132122874.
- Bertha Lawrence, (born 18), FaG mem. # 4396072
- Mary Jaudon Lowry, (born 1888),
FaG mem. # 40312087.
- Louise haynsworth Murray, (born 1887), FaG mem. # 100251351.
- Gertrude Plowden, (born 18), FaG mem. # (nothing found yet).
Lincoln HS Class of 1905:
(nothing yet found)
Names that appear to be students vs program participants: none yet found
Years 1892-1912, LINKS:
1893 (no graduates, HERE)
1920 through at least 1972
(then click on any yearbook image)
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11 December 2017)