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  Sumter High School, Class of 1907

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 1907 (W&S 29 May 1907, page 5, column 3, "City Schools Notes",HERE AND
5 June 1907, page 6, column 1&2, "City School Commencement", HERE):
(the name they apparently "went by" in italics)

PHOTO: 1906 season (HERE or HERE) Football Team

Boys (7):

  • Hubert Pincus Green, (born 1890), FaG mem. # 33924356
  • Clarence Alonzo Kinard, (born 18); FaG mem. # (not found yet).
  • George Hamer Lawrence , (born 1889); FaG mem. # 79043349
  • Wyndham Meredith Manning , (born 1890); FaG mem. # 94960679
  • Harold Lucine McCoy, (born 1889) FaG mem. # 79104491
  • "Fred" John Frederick Nash, (born 1890); FaG mem. # 116244731
  • Henry Lide Reaves, (born 1890); FaG mem. # 14475252

 

Girls (16):

  • Wyllie Burtelle Brunson, (born 18), FaG mem. # (not found yet).
  • Margaret Louise Bryan, (possibly Margaret Bryan Marion, born 1888), FaG mem. # 93992453
  • "Daisy" Margaret Hamilton Burgess, (born 18), FaG mem. # (not found yet).
  • Louise Dickson Carson, (born 1890), FaG mem. # 132155034.
  • "Jennie" Lillis Jane Chandler, (? became Lelia Jennie Chandler McLeod, born 1889),
    FaG mem. # 130879087
  • "Etta" Henrietta Cuttino, (born 1889), FaG mem. # 77456036
  • Anna Marie DeLorme, (born 18), FaG mem. # (not found yet).
  • Esther Virginia Gentry, (born 1890), FaG mem. # 123953693
  • Hattie Lou Jones, (born 18), FaG mem. # (not found yet).
  • Esther Ann Murray, (born 1889), FaG mem. # 46654369
  • Eunice Esther Osteen, (born 1890), FaG mem. # 132515613.
  • Dorothy Blumar Owen, (born 1888), FaG mem. # 128535455.
  • "Veva" Genevieve Randle, (born 1891), FaG mem. # 132150814
  • Janie Richbourg Spann, (possibly Janie S. Spann, born 1890), FaG mem. # 132147839
  • Lucile Stack, (born 18), FaG mem. # (not found yet).
  • Jennie Whitehead Walsh, (born 1890), FaG mem. # 77574371
  • Susan Louise Yeadon, (born 1890), FaG mem. # 131719750

Lincoln HS Class of 1907:
(A one-sentence, very short paragraph without details in W&S, 5 June 1907, p6, col.2, HERE)

Names that appear to be students vs program participants: none listed.

Years 1892-1912, LINKS:

1891

1892

1893 (no graduates, HERE)

1894

1895

1896

1897

1898

1899

1900

1901

1902

1903

1904

1905

1906

1907

1908

1909

1910

1911

1912

1913

1914

1915

1916

1917

1918

1919

1920

1921

1922

1920 through at least 1972
(then click on any yearbook image)

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(posted 12 December 2017)

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