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  Sumter High School, Class of 1912

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 1904 (W&S 1 June 1912, page 1, column 3, "Many Hear Declaimers", HERE and W&S 5 June 1912, page 4, column 4&5, "City Schools Close", HERE):
(the name they apparently "went by" in italics)

Boys (17):

  • Daniel Allen Brown, (born 1892), FaG mem. # 2092805737
  • George Herman Bultman, (born 1894), FaG mem. # 42601610
  • William Moultrie DeLorme, (born 1893), FaG mem. # 36013663
  • James Willcox DesChamps, (born 1894), FaG mem. # 71639941
  • David Doar, Jr., (born 1893), FaG mem. # 44924556
  • Robert Lee Dougherty, (born 1894), FaG mem. # 128720687
  • Norwood Leonard DuRant, Sr., , (born 1894), FaG mem. # 14444994
  • John A. Haynsworth, Jr., (born 18), FaG mem. # (nothing found yet).
  • Julius Gamble Jones, (born 1891), FaG mem. # 114460762
  • John Burchell Moore, (born 1894), FaG mem. # 104891089
  • Robert H. Reaves, (born 1895), FaG mem. # 14475281
  • James Holmes Scarborough, Sr., (born 1894), FaG mem. # 123437267
  • "Jim" Ervin James Shaw, (born 1895), FaG mem. # 91959597
  • Roger Shore Siddall, (born 1895), FaG mem. # 128306633
  • Wilson McKay Spann, (born 1895), FaG mem. # 49320538
  • George A. Strother, (born 18), FaG mem. # (nothing found yet).
  • Edward Edwards Wright, Sr., (born 1894), FaG mem. # 116730337

Girls (22):

  • Mabel Claire Booth, (born 1893), FaG mem. # 132247280
  • Genevieve Boyd, (born 1896), FaG mem. # 101850370
  • Willie Roberta Delgar, (born 1894); she is the daughter (see his bio) of FaG mem. # 122629059
  • Mary Alice Dickson, (born 18), FaG mem. # (nothing found yet).
  • Louise Gordon Field, (born 1894), FaG mem. # 128481326
  • Eva C. Flake, (born 1894), FaG mem. # 98641864
  • Maude Gertrude Harper, (born 1895), FaG mem. # 123336610
  • Eva Virginia Hatfield, (born 1892), FaG mem. # 153113606
  • Mary Haynsworth, (born 18), FaG mem. # (nothing found yet).
  • Anna Adele Heriot, (born 1894), FaG mem. # 126158114
  • "Carrie" Caroline Louise Jones, (born 18), FaG mem. # (nothing found yet).
  • Emily Cecile McKagen, (born 1894), FaG mem. # 127857449
  • "Katie" Katherine Mortimer Pitts, (born 1895), FaG mem. # 132183980
  • Sallie Henrietta Rembert, (born 1894), Rembert family genealogist, FaG mem. # 157188574
  • Julia Rees Reynolds, (born 18), FaG mem. # (nothing found yet).
  • Florence Pringle Shaw, (born 1895), FaG mem. # 94237488
  • Alleyene Logan Stansill, (later, Aline Stansill), (born 1895), FaG mem. # 48792148
  • Saluda H. Strother, (born 1892), FaG mem. # (nothing found yet).
  • Theodosia Egeria Stukes, (born 1894), FaG mem. # 91006797
  • Nan Louise Team, (born 1891), FaG mem. # 113060203
  • Carrie Oliver Winburn, (born 18), FaG mem. # (nothing found yet).
  • Hessie Sommers Witherspoon, (born 18), FaG mem. # (nothing found yet).

Lincoln HS Class of 1912:
(it is hard to be sure of gender & student vs. adult & may be ALL grades [no graduate list]...see above W&S, 5 June 1912, p9, col. 3, "Colored School Closed", HERE)

Names of graduates (37...largest class yet in the history of the school):

Boy graduates (9): Francis Roland Baker, James Daniel Diggs, Charles Sumner Douglas, Amos P. Jenkins, Aristotle Paris Middleton, Lannie Nelson, Mark Anthony Richardson, Pinkney Benjamin Franklin Johnson, and Marion Thomas Withers.

Girl graduates (28): Anna C. Boyd, Anna Vermel Capers, Valentine Pitts Conyers, Amelia Louise Davis, Nettie G. Davis, Ruth Lucile DeLorme, Hattie Louise Dingle, Mattie Mae Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Grantham, Emma Gertrude Hanna, Sadie Elrenia Hilton, Julia Elvinia Johnson, Eloise Barton Levan, Eulale Lovell Moye, Isabelle Hanna McKoy, Carrie Vermel McLain, Nettie Edna Parson, Iola Elizabeth Peterson, Mamie Victoria Pinkney, Naomi Frances Singleton, Edith Mae Louise Stewart, Elizabeth Lillian Watts, Mamie Bertha White, Eliza Ellen White, Sadie Bell Whitfield, Edith Melissa Wilson, and Evalyn Clemmie Wilson.

Others on program (graduates, too?): class of 1913 had (1) both declamation winners (Eunice Roberts & Willie T. Andrews, Jr) and (2) James Brogdon sang a solo.

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 18 December 2017; updated 29 Dec. 2017)

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