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  Sumter High School Class of 1919

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 1919 (W & S 14 June 1919, p. 7, column 3, "High School Commencement", HERE):
(the name they apparently "went by" in italics)

Boys (24):

  • Edward Simons Booth, Jr., (born 1902), FaG mem. # 116076677.
  • Douglas Cooper Cheyne, Sr., (born 1903), FaG mem. # 103793122.
  • George Lloyd Cothran, (born), FaG mem. # (not found yet).
  • Clifford Rankin Crawford, (born1902), (pro baseball player & went by nickname, "Pat"),
    FaG mem. # 24348971 ; Wikipedia entry, HERE.
  • Calhoun Dove Cunningham, (born 1901), FaG mem. # 50339476.
  • Charles Leslie Denniston, (born 1902), FaG mem. # (not found yet).
  • Alexander Colclough Dick, (born), FaG mem. # 179409046.
  • James Doby Dinkins, (born 1900), FaG mem. # 133763008.
  • Samuel Henry Edmunds, Jr., (born 1901), FaG mem. # 20811889.
  • Robert Leland Edmunds, Jr., (born 1902), FaG mem. # 126066513.
  • "Donnie" Donald Fraser Kirven, (born 1901), FaG mem. # 130085937.
  • Furman Jenkins Knight, (born 1901), (co-owner Knight Brother's Office Supply)
    FaG mem. # 92749668.
  • Henry Eugene Lewis, (born ?), FaG mem. # (not found yet).
  • James Wesley Lewis, (born ?), (Could this be him if family was with the railroad?
    FaG mem. # 46836659), FaG mem. # .
  • Eugene Henry Moses, Jr., (born 1903), FaG mem. # 65556235.
  • "Archie" Archibald Phelps, (born), FaG mem. # (not found yet).
  • James Everard Raffield, Sr., (born), FaG mem. # 82489993.
  • Wade Riley Reynolds, (born), FaG mem. # (not found yet).
  • Leslie Kenneth Schwartz, (born), FaG mem. # (not found yet).
  • John Whitworth Shaw, Jr., (born 1901), FaG mem. # 74499878.
  • Henry Wiley Sholar, Jr., (born 1904), FaG mem. # 140266408.
  • Walter Claude Smith, (born), (could this be him ?, FaG mem # 84044417),
    FaG mem. # .
  • Robert Jennings Till, (born), FaG mem. # (not found yet).
  • Alexander Dick Tisdale, (born), FaG mem. # (not found yet).

Girls (24):

  • Margaret Cathrine Beaumont, (born 1902), FaG mem. # 132149946.
  • Annie Laurie Booth, (born 1902), FaG mem. # 80175275.
  • May Blanding, (born 1903), FaG mem. # 31511967.
  • Marie Alvah Brogdon, (born 1903), FaG mem. # 11573274.
  • Coline Thelma Campbell, (born), FaG mem. # (not found yet).
  • Eva Chandler, (born 1901), FaG mem. # 129572093.
  • Theodosia Virginia Deal, (born), FaG mem. # (not found yet).
  • Sarah Adria DuRant, (born), FaG mem. # (not found yet).
  • Irma Urselle Felder, (born), FaG mem. # (not found yet).
  • Lillie Gertrude Folsom, (born 1900), FaG mem. # 158153115.
  • Loulie Mood Folsom, (born 1902), FaG mem. # 115370467.
  • Carrie Kathleen Harper, (born), (could this be her [?], FaG mem. # 110853731),
    FaG mem. # .
  • Marion Rosalind Jackson, (born), (should it be Marian Rosalind Jackson ?),
    FaG mem. # (nothing found yet)
  • "Melle" Anna Vermelle Jennings, (born 1901), FaG mem. # 115386964.
  • Ruth D. Lyon, (born 1902), FaG mem. # 80222134.
  • Azilee Mellette, (born), FaG mem. # (nothing found yet).
  • Eugenia Miller, (born), FaG mem. # (nothing found yet).
  • Lilla Mae Newman, (born 1902), FaG mem. # 48945820.
  • Katharyn Reardon, (born), FaG mem. # (nothing found yet).
  • Ethel Revill, (born 1899), FaG mem. # 77882645.
  • "Fannie" Frances Ida Rembert, (born 1902), FaG mem. # 134809040.
  • Dorothy Schilling, (born), FaG mem. # (nothing found yet).
  • Blanche Richbourg Spann, (born 1902), FaG mem. # 174848179.
  • Eleanor Craven Wallace, (born 1902), FaG mem. # 112023736.

Lincoln HS Class of 1919:
(W&S May-June 1919, nothing found)

Boys (?):

Girl (?):

Years 1892-1912, LINKS:

1891

1892

1893 (no graduates, W&S 7 June 1893, p5, col. #3, 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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