Annual Reunion of the High School Alumni
December 27, 1899

Nowhere else can be found that brotherly regard, that enduring fraternalism that exists between alumni of the same High school. In a High school one becomes acquainted with the entire school. A High school is a community and the friendships there formed are usually long-lived.

The thirteenth annual reunion of the Grand Rapids High School Alumni Association was held in Elks’lodge rooms and the battalion armory last evening.

Program

Promenade Elite – Berenlocher, Mrs. McInnes’ orchestra

Overture – Marriage of the Princess, I. A. Willard, Mrs. McInnes’ orchestra

Introductory address by the President Metheany; address by ex-Principal, A. J. Daniels (1865-1872); address by ex-Principal, W. A. Greeson (1885-1896)

Caprice - Bohemia, F. Boyd Wells, Mrs. McInnes’ orchestra

Selection – Erminia, F. Jakobowski, Mrs. McInnes’ orchestra

Air De Ballet – Daphne, C. Puerner, Mrs. McInnes’ orchestra

Selection – Little Trooper, William Turst, Mrs. McInnes’ orchestra

Largo – Handel, A. G. Crawford

Romance – Shelley, A. G. Crawford

Gavotte – Thomas, A. G. Crawford

Offertoire – Read, A. G. Crawford

Cantilene Nuptoale – Dubois, A. G. Crawford

Grand Chorus – Dubois, A. G. Crawford

After the addresses Mrs. McInnes orchestra furnished music until 10:15 p.m. Then the dancing began with music furnished by Prof. A. G. Crawford on the pipe organ.

A museum was prepared exhibiting about 20 paintings by Fred Church, the famous artist. Also several paintings by Larry Earle, a close friend of Mr. Church and another alumnuw

Other exhibits were the old High school records of the years 1853-1854, pictures of ex-Principals Chesebro, Strong, Daniels and Greeson; engravings of the buildings, and interior scenes of the University of Michigan, their banjo and football clubs, picture of various High school clubs and football teams, copies of the Helios and a clapper from the High school bell, which was stolen by a band of students a year ago last October. The bell has hung in the High school since 1851 and has lost five clappers.

One room was set apart for the registering of the alumni present and during the evening the following names were placed on the class books. In all 226 people signed their names to the registry books. It may safely be estimated that 400 attended the reunion.

The class of 1893 was the first class to spring its class yell. At 10:30 Elks’ hall was startled by the following howl, rendered at the very highest pitch of a dozen healthy voices: "Boom-ta-ra-ta! Boom-ta-ree! Hurrah, hurrah, ninety-three!"

At. S. White, who has in his possession the key to the old stone school house which was the original of the thirty-four school buildings now in the city, exhibited his trophy to his many friends.

Company H held a drill in the armory from 8:15 to 9:15, during which the gallery was crowded with spectators.

Name and Class Year of the Alumni Who Attended The 13th Annual Reunion

NAME

CLASS

ALLEN, CLAUDE

1897

ALLEN, GEORGE H.

1894

ALLEN, HELEN

1892

ALLEN, STANLEY

1897

ALLISON, W. C.

1893

AMSDEN, CLAUDE

1898

APTED, A. H.

1886

APTED, A. M.

1854

APTED, DORA

1889

AYER, FRANK M.

1897

BABCOCK, MARY L.

1897

BALL, LOUISE J.

1879

BEAMER, KATHERINE

1897

BEEBE, CHARLES A.

1863

BEEBE, MARY L.

1859

BEYERS, JOHN

1894

BILLINGS, ELTON P.

1892

BLUMRICH, MAY

1890

BODELACK, LOUISE A.

1880

BODWELL, ADA

1897

BODWELL, CORA L.

1895

BOLTWOOD, MARY G.

1889

BRENNAN, LILLIAN H.

1897

BRYANT, FRANK E.

1895

BUTTERFIELD, MARY

1896

BUTTERFIELD, R. C.

1897

CADY, CORA J.

1882

CALKINS, ANNA W.

1888

CALKINS, EFFIE L.

1893

CALKINS, WILLIAM H.

1863

CARPENTER, E. A.

1873

CHESEBRO, ELIZABETH

1876

CLAY, MARTHA E.

1896

COFFINBERRY, A. B.

1859

COFFINBERRY, JULIA F.

1864

COFFINBERRY, REBECCA

1863

COLBORN, BURR

1897

CONGER, AMY

1897

CONGER, S. B.

1895

CONGER, S. G.

1896

COVELL, LOUIS C.

1893

CRANE, GERTRUDE

1898

CRESWELL, DELIA W.

1888

CRESWELL, DEXA

1895

CRESWELL, HARRY L.

1887

CUTCHEON, LEWIS D.

1887

DALLAS, J. S.

1855

DAVIS, PEARL L.

1896

DE WINDT, SARAH

1881

DEANE, F. J.

1890

DICKENSON, L. L.

1870

DICKENSON, MARY L.

1879

DREGGE, CHARLES

1897

DREGGE, NELLIE

1897

DUNHAM, I. I.

1892

DYKEMA, F. S.

1893

DYKEMA, JOSEPHINE M.

1896

DYKEMA, P. W.

1892

DYKEMA, P. W.

1891

EATON, MARY

1897

EWING, ALONZO P.

1893

FAILING, GERTRUDE

1896

FINCH, JOSIE

1897

FITCH, GEORGE E.

1888

FITCH, LOUIS M.

1882

FLETCHER, ELLA W.

1892

FOWLE, GEORGE E.

1879

FRENCH, CAROLYN A.

1898

FRENCH, J. LESLIE

1895

FRENCH, MAUD M.

1895

FROST, WILLIAM

1898

GARDINER, CORA A.

1880

GODFREY, FREEMAN

1887

GODFREY, LULU C.

1886

GOULD, JOHN

1898

GUEST, MAYNARD

1897

HAAK, CHARLES E.

1887

HALL, FLORENCE

1895

HANEY, GEORGE M.

1891

HARDY, EUGENE D.

1877

HARRINGTON, HARRY E.

1894

HAZELTINE, E. H.

1891

HAZELWOOD, BERT L.

1896

HEATH, BRENDA

1890

HEATH, I. A.

1895

HEATH, IRMA

1891

HEFFERAN, GEORGE

1889

HEFFERAN, I. W.

1891

HEFFERAN, M.

1891

HEFFERAN, THOMAS W.

1895

HENRY, JAMES

1896

HILTON, FLORENCE

1894

HILTON, MAUD H.

1896

HISKWOOD, LILLIAN

1896

HOLLISTER, CLAY H.

1882

HOLMES, CLYDE

1890

HOLMES, GLENN W.

1887

HOSKENS, FRANK C.

1897

HOWELL, BLANCHE

1897

HOYT, MAYWARD

1898

HULST, CORNELIA

1882

HUMPHREY, MARY D.

1895

HYDE, FITZ C.

1894

IDEMA, HARRY J.

1896

JAMES, ALICE M.

1875

JEWETT, CARRIE B.

1878

JUDKINS, LA VERNE

1896

KALMBACH, ALBERT

1891

KALMBACH, HENRY G.

1890

KECK, CHRISTINE

1889

KELLEY, AUDIE S.

1889

KINNON, ALICE M.

1897

KINSEY, FRANK C.

1896

KLINE, M. E.

1886

KLOSE, LIBBIE M.

1890

KLOSE, NELLIE

1894

KOHLKEPP, CAROLINE

1897

KOHLKEPP, GRACE

1897

KRAUSE, DOROTHEA K.

1896

KRAUSE, HENRIETTE

1898

KROMER, N. B.

1852

LATHROP, JESSIE J.

1886

LATHROP, SYDNEY G.

1891

LAWSON, CLAYTON

1897

LETELLIER, E. W.

1888

LOOMIS, FREDERICK M.

1894

LOUWERSE, PETER M.

1898

MADDEN, EDITH M.

1893

MADDEN, GERTRUDE E.

1895

MADDEN, GERTRUDE R.

1896

MANGOLD, C. W.

1890

MATHESON, RALPH E.

1894

MC CORMICK, H. F.

1868

MC CREADY, LOUIE

1895

MC KEE, FLORENCE

1881

MC NAUGHTON, DANIEL

1857

METHEANY, BEN B.

1895

METHEANY, RICHARD R.

1897

MONTGOMERY, MRS. J. R.

1888

NEBEL, WALTER A.

1897

O'BRIEN, P. H.

1878

OSGOOD, FANNIE

1894

OWINGS, L. E.

1892

PARKER, JOEL C.

1853

PATTINGILL, BESSIE W.

1882

PERKINS, G. W.

1864

PERKINS, MABEL

1897

PETTERSCH, JOSEPH

1894

POOLE, GRACE E.

1897

PUTNAM, BERTHA

1897

RANSOM, CLARA

1881

RAYMOND, A. M.

1896

REED, SARAH A.

1881

RICE, NELLE F.

1895

RICHARDS, ADA B.

1881

RICHARDS, ADA B.

1882

RICHARDS, FRANCES

1898

RICHARDS, HARRIETTE

1894

ROBINSON, JEAN R.

1890

ROBINSON, WILLIAM A.

1871

ROELEFS, HENRIETTE

1895

ROELOFS, FLORA

1894

ROGERS, AGNES C.

1878

ROSS, FLORENCE E.

1893

ROSS, FLORENCE E.

1892

RUTKA, HOWARD

1897

SALM, ANNA

1897

SCHAAKE, WILLIAM

1891

SHAFER, P. W.

1893

SHOLZ, MATILDA A.

1898

SHRIVER, BESSIE M.

1896

SHRIVER, CHARLES F.

1896

SHRIVER, GLENN

1898

SHULTERS, MRS. FRANCES I.

1858

SINCLAIR, AUDIE B.

1898

SMITH, A. ROSS

1898

SMITH, J. A. C.

1892

SPRAKER, HETTIE C.

1879

STOWELL, BERTHA I.

1880

STRAHAN, MARGARET

1880

SULLIVAN, FLORENCE

1896

TAGGART, RALPH C.

1892

TAYLOR, LOUISE R.

1898

TAYLOR, WILL W., JR.

1892

THOMSON, J. RUSSELL

1896

TINKHAM, ALICE W.

1880

TOWER, BELLE M.

1870

TOWER, DANIEL W.

1873

TRACY, AGNES P.

1869

TREADWAY, H. P.

1893

TURNER, ANNIE

1887

TURNER, ELLA

1889

TURNER, ELLA C.

1889

VAN AVERY, MATIE

1894

VAN VLIET, FRANK

1896

VEENBOER, WILLIAM

1897

VERDIER, J. WALTER

1891

VERDIER, LEONARD J.

1895

VINCENT, BERTHA I.

1895

VOIGT, EMMA L.

1887

VOORHEES, LEROY W.

1897

WALCH, HADLEY H.

1890

WALKER, CLIFFORD H.

1889

WALLIN, CHARLES E.

1894

WALTERS, E. G.

1891

WARNER, J. W.

1897

WEBSTER, MRS. RUTH

1855

WEIGHTMAN, PEARL

1896

WEST, BEN E.

1882

WESTON, E.

1891

WHITNEY, BRENDA

1897

WHITNEY, MARY

1897

WHITWORTH, J. A.

1890

WILDE, JOHN

1895

WILDE, NINA A.

1894

WILLIAMS, ETHEL M.

1896

WILMARTH, LOUIS T.

1878

WILSON, E.

1891

WILSON, JENNIE

1897

WINCHESTER, KATHERINE G.

1880

WOLF, BERTHA

1883

WOOD, MARY ETHEL

1897

WOOD, W. HUBERT

1889

WORDEN, GEORGE A.

1898

YOUNG, MAUD L.

1889

Transcriber: Evelyn Sawyer
Created: 24 Aug 2004
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