Why Does This Blog Exist?

You never know what you'll find here - anything with genealogical or historical value is fair game. This blog will be updated as I clean out my office, go through boxes and piles, or find pertinent items at antique shops. In the meantime, I hope you find something of interest here.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Pfc Bucking for a Discharge Gets It at the Ripe Old Age of 14

 From The Stars and Stripes, Wednesday, March 15, 1944, Vol. 4, No. 114

Pfc Bucking for a Discharge Gets It at the Ripe Old Age of 14


Fred C. Bennett, a 14-year-old Pfc, is leaving the Army and going back to school.  His application for discharge has been approved by Army authorities, ETOUSA headquarters announced yesterday.

Bennett, whose home is in Atlanta, Ga., is a member of a colored General Service Engineer unit doing construction work in England.  He earned his Pfc strip just last month.

He entered the Army Mar. 12, 1943, at Fort Benning, at the age of 13, when other kids his age are "bucking" for First Class Scout.  He had registered with his local Selective Service board, giving his age as 18.

Before his unit left the States Pfc Bennett had decided that the United Nations could win the war without him and had sent home for his birth certificate.  He applied for a discharge, and the papers finally caught up with him in England.

He is only 5 feet 3 1/2 inches tall and weighed only 109 pounds when he entered the Army, but Army food has added another 21 pounds.  "He is one of the most popular members of his company and a good worker and soldier," the Army's announcement of the discharge said.

Monday, January 11, 2021

1919 Huron High School Graduation

 



Monday, June 9, 1919
The Daily Huronite

GRADUATION OF H. S. CLASS TO OCCUR JUNE 19
War Has Reduced Size of the Senior Class Roll

    The commencement week program of the local high school will begin Sunday evening, June 5, at 8:30 o'clock when the sermon to the graduates will be delivered by the Rev. Hubert Ketelle, pastor of the Presbyterian church.  The baccalaureate services will be held in the Presbyterian church.  On Tuesday evening, June 17 at 8:30 o'clock the seniors will give their class day exercises in the high school auditorium to which the public is invited.  On Tursday [sic] evening at 8:30 o'clock the commencement exercises will be held in the Grand opera house.  The Rt. Rev. John Poyntz Tyler, bishop of North Dakota, will deliver the address.  His subject will be "Graduation."
    Owing to the fact that a number of the boys that should have graduated with the class this year were prevented from doing so by enlisting in te [sic] military service, the class is smaller than usual this commencement.  The class roll in composed of the following 

Senior Class Roll.

Ackerman, Lenita
Alley, Enos
Anderson, Walter
Bosworth, Flora
Brock, Floyd
Burtt, William
Chesire, Edna
Christensen, Paul
Clark, Irene
Coldren, Alca Belle
Coldren, Dorothy
Deane, Esther
Dolan, Josephine
Doner, Ruth
Erickson, Evelyn
Francis, Donald
Gamble, Addie
Griffith, Winnifred
Griffith, Raymond
Heiss, Hazel
Hughes, Lois
Hutchinson
Issenhuth, Mona
Johnson, Ardus
Johnson, Uarda
Kyde, Myra
Kyde, Myta
Lundberg, Florence
Mason, Margaret
Medbery, Keith
Meyer, Alice
Musolf, Laura
Newton, Grace
Pfeffer, Frederick
Reese, Sheldon
Ruvel, Niel
Schaller, Genevieve
Smart, Rachel
Smith, Milo
Thompson, Noel
Venables, Wyatt
Warner, Oliver
York, Ruth

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

1884 Mantorville, Minnesota High School Commencement

 THIRD ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT

of

Mantorville High School

at

Court House Hall

Thursday Evening, July 3, 1884

Eight O'clock

Prayer

Music
Piano Colo: "Lohengrin"  Richard Wagner

Salutory and Oration, John C. McMartin
Essay: Miss Olive H. Blanch

Music
Solo: "Orpheus with His Lute" Arthur S. Sullivan

Essay: Julius Caesar  Miss Mabel E. Bardwell
Class History and Prophecy  Miss Libbie I. Lathrop

Music
Piano Solo: "Champagne"  C. Voss

Essay: Importance and Influence of the Woman Character  Miss Cora E. Warner
Oration, with Valedictory Address.  Frank B. Leach

Music
Quartet:  "Twilight Bells"  White

Address.  Mr. James McLaughlin

CONFERRING OF DIPLOMAS

BENEDICTION

THE GRADUATING CLASS

Miss Mabel E. Bardwell
Miss Olive H. Blanch
Miss Libbie Y. Lathrop
Miss Cora E. Warner
Frank B. Leach
John C. McMartin


Compliments of Frank B. Leach









Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Death of Thomas Colwell Jr.

Below is a copy of the letter written by Captain Sylvester Otman of Co E, 112th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteers during the Civil War.  It was penned on January 9, 1863 from Lexington, Kentucky, to Mrs. Mary R. Colwell, widow of Thomas Colwell Jr.  Colwell died from typhoid pneumonia.  This letter is to inform the young widow of her husband's death.  A transcription follows the images.



Lexington, Ky Jany 9th 1863
Mrs. Colwell:  It is a sad task that my duty now compels me to perform.  Your husband is no longer in the land of the living.  He died last night about midnight without a struggle.  He had been unwell about two weeks but not seriously until about three days ago when he was taken suddenly worse and gradually declined until he died.  His disease mainly was the typhoid fever.  His clothes except what we buried with his body I have in my possession and are subject to your order.  He had about twenty dollars which he received from the paymaster on the first of January but placed in the hands of the surgeon for safe keeping.  Yesterday Greenawalt called on the surgeon and got the money as he said to send you.  I called on the surgeon for it to send you but found that Greenwalt had it.  Your late husband was buried with military honors in the Cemetery at Lexington in a very beautiful place indeed.  I sympathize deeply with you in your sorrow, but you have one consolation, and that is, he always did his duty cheerfully as a soldier.  All the care that could be was taken of him in his sickness.  He suffered but little in his last sickness and died easy.  I do not know yet how much you are entitled from the government but it will be between eighty and one hundred dollars besides what Greenawalt has in his possession.  Hoping this may find you well I remain your friend,
S. F. Otman, Capt. Co. #
112th Reg. Ill. Vol.



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Kahler School of Nursing, "The Link" Yearbook, 1932


ADMINISTRATION AND TEACHING STAFF
Kahler School of Nursing

Irene R. English, R.N., Director of Nursing
Lulu A. Saunders, R.N., B.S., Director of Nursing Education
Lyla Olson, R.N., Supt. of Nursing Service
Gilberta Durland, R.N., Instructor
Lulu Coutier, R.N., Instructor
Margaret Scherer, B.A., M.A., Instructor
Lena Bleckwenn, R.N., Assistant Instructor
Mary Foley, Director of Dietetics
Mae G. Rice, Social Director

COLONIAL HOSPITAL

Hannah Ekberg, R.N., Supt. of Nurses
Margaret Betts, R.N., Night Superintendent
Agnes Vasend, R.N., Asst. Nigh Supt.
Anne Heetderks, B.S., Dietitian
Supervisors:
Melvina Mau, R.N., Operating Rooms
Margaret Banghart, R.N., Asst. Operating Rooms
Josephine Anderson, R.N., Surgical Dressing Rooms
Thelma Teske, R.N., General Surgery and Neurology
Jeanette Bjorgo Hogenson, R.N., Medical and Surgical Urology
Emily Hagerty, R.N., General and Chest Surgery
Katherin Larson, R.N., General Surgery, Medical Neurology


KAHLER HOSPITAL

Gertrude Brezinski, R.N., Supt. of Nurses
Jeanette ogenson, R.N., Night Superintendent
Ethel Newcombe, R.N., Asst. Night Supt.
Mae Herman, B.S., Acting Dietitian
Supervisors:
Magdeline Moore, R.N., Operating Rooms
Clara Preifer, R.N., Asst. Operating Rooms
Grace Lahre, R.N., General Medical
Anna Sheehan, R.N., Convalescent











WORRALL HOSPITAL


Mrs. Cloa M. Knutzen, R.N, Supt. of Nurses
Dorothy Glynn, R.M., B.A., Night Supt.
Mildred Young, B.S., Dietitian
Supervisors:
Ilma Roberts, R.N., Operating Rooms
Elsie Stedman, R.N., Asst. Operating Rooms
Ethel McCurdy, R.N., Therapeutic Section of Dermatology and Syphilology
Gertrude Schwartz, R.N., Dermatology
Anne Dreier, R.N., Proctology
Ida Nelson, R.N., Oral and Plastic Surgery
Marie Barness, R.N., Eye Ear Nose and Throat
Mary Purcell, R.N., Ear Nose and Throat - Radium







CLASS OF 1932

Elsie R. Anderson, Hopkins, Minnesota.  Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Evelyn C. Bayer, Fessenden, North Dakota. Ripley Memorial Hospital
Dorothy E. Bergmann, Mantorville, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital
Mae Brekke, Lanesboro, Minnesota.  Ripley Memorial Hospital
Margaret P. Burden, Wilson, North Carolina. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Alberta Burk, Independence, Iowa. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Bessie Lois Bergum, Kenyon, Minnesota. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Leora Bujold, Duluth, Minnesota. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Louise Brekke, Byron, Minnesota. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Margaret E. Carlson, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Lois Carrell, Zumbrota, Minnesota. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Bernice L. Ellingson, Ambrose, North Dakota. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Leona Dale, Hill City, Minnesota. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Joy Dana, Britt, Iowa. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Delores David, Chatfield, Minnesota.  Ripley Memorial Hospital
Isabel Davis, Akeley, Minnesota. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Agnes Egeland, Harvey, North Dakota. Ripley Memorial Hospital
Ruth J. England, Winona, Minnesota.  Reipley Memorial Hospital
Dorothy Glynn, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
F. Donalda Hamilton, Langdon, North Dakota. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Erma Harris, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Ripley Memorial Hospital
Gretchen Terrell, Terre Haute, Indiana. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Anne Finkenhagen, Ellsworth, Iowa.  Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Hazel Gately, Rock Rapids, Iowa. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Mercill Helen Herbert, Winona, Minnesota.  Ripley Memorial Hospital
Maurita Holm, Chipewa Falls, Wisconsin.  Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Esther Mae Hughes, Lanesboro, Minnesota.  Ripley Memorial Hospital
Antoinette L. Jaksha, Virginia, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital
Mildred Jefferson, Friendship, Wisconsin. Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Margaret E. Johnson, Duluth, Minnesota  Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Anna Mabel Jones, Oakland, Minnesota. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Margaret Krueger, Mankato, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Hildegarde Langenbruner, St. Paul, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital
Ilaine Larson, Grenora, North Dakota. Ripley Memorial Hospital
Ruth L. Lins, Ainsworth, Iowa. Ripley Memorial Hospital
Mary Lucci, Two Harbors, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Marjorie Lyford, New Hampton, Iowa. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Mary McConnell, Hershey, Nebraska. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Florence McDonald, Hawarden, Iowa. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Lorraine McGowan, Lake City, Minnesota. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Eunice A.Meyer, Blue Earth, Minnesota. Ripley memorial Hospital
Alice Murray, Parkers Prairie, Minnesota Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Elizabeth Oitto, Nemo, South Dkaota. Ripley Memorial Hospital
Lorraine Ortmayer, Howard, South Dakota. Ripley Memorial Hospital
Elizabeth M. page, Sigourney, Iowa. Ripley Memorial Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Kathryn Robinson, Crary, North Dakota. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Marian E. Rudie, Dennison, Minnesota.  Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Alice Schinke, De Pere, Wisconsin.  Ripley Memorial Hospital
Marie Schaefer, Fairmont, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital
Vivian B. Sorenson, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Signe Sooger, Virginia, Minnesota. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Hilda Schroeder, Fargo, North Dakota.  Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Laura Viola Seibel, Harvey, North Dakota. Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Amy C. Sennert, Albert City, Iowa.  Ripley Memorial Hospital
Ethel Sponsler, Petersburg, Pennsylvania. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Rachel Stephens, Geneva, Nebraska. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Orpha Strong, Sauk Center, Minnesota. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Alta M Thompson, Bricelyn, Minnesota. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Margaret D. Thompson, Swanville, Minnesota. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Suzanne Wise, Des Moines, Iowa. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Dorothy C. Wolfe, Lockeford, California. Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Nella A. Zollner, Kensal, North Dakota. Ripley Memorial Hospital

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Note: There are photos of these students, and of some faculty.  If you are related and would like to inquire about a photo, email me at karenh.55904@gmail.com.  Please put Kahler School of Nursing 1932 in the subject line.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Kahler School of Nursing, "The Link" Yearbook, 1930

[Note: This was originally published as 1927, but in actuality it appears to be an annual for the class of 1930, which began their education in 1927?]

"Into the hands of competent strangers were thrust the untrained minds and unskilled hands of nearly five score students -- all imbued with the spirit of eagerness to make themselves more fit to take part in the Great Adventure."



The Kahler


Mayo Clinic

ADMINISTRATION AND TEACHING STAFF OF THE KAHLER SCHOOL OF NURSING

Irene R. English, R. N., Director of School and General Superintendent
Lulu A. Saunders, R.N., Educational Director
Gilberta Durland, R. N., Instructor
Lettie Christensen, R.N., Instructor
Ada Koebke, B. S., R. N., Instructor
Mary Foley, Chief Dietitian

Colonial Hospital
K. Ethel Gray, R.N., Superintendent of Nurses
Hannah Ekberg, R.N., Asst. Superintendent
Viola Olson, R.N., Night Supervisor
Margart Fotheringham, Dietitian
Supervisors:
     Malvina Mau, R.N., Surgery
     Thelma Teske, R.N., Gen. Surg. and Neurology
     Kathleen Dawley, R.N. Gen. Surg., Orthopedics
     Janette Bjorgo, Medical and Surgical Urology
     Emily Hagerty, R.N., Gen. Surgery and Chest
     Leafy Rolfson, R.N., Medical Neurology 
     Ruth Lee, R.N., Gen. Surgery, Medical and Orthopedics

The Kahler Hospital
Lyla M. Olson, R.N., Superintendent of Nurses
Jeanette Hoogenson, R.N., Asst. Supt. of Nurses
Esther Roesti, R.N., Night Supervisor
Pearl Lewis, A.B., B.S., Dietitian
Supervisors:
     Magdalena Moore, R.N., Surgery
     Clare Brunnen, R.N., Medical and Surgical
     Gertrude Brezinksi, R.M. Medical
     Anna Sheehan, R.N., Convalescent

Worrell Hospital
Sabina Neel, R.N., Superintendent of Nurses
Marie Barness, R.N., Night Supervisor
Olga Herheim, R.N., Asst. Night Supervisor
Supervisors:
     Illma Robers, R.N., Surgery
     Phebe Howland, B.S., R.N., Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
     Ida Nelson, R.N., Oral and Plastic Surgery
     Mary Purcell, R.N., Nose and Throat
     Nora Halloran, R.N., Radium

Worrell Annex
Mrs. Cloa M. Knutsen, R.N., Superintendent of Nurses
Anne Heetderks, B.S., Dietitian
Supervisors:
     Marie Zecher, R.N., Syphilology
     Ethel McCurdy, R.N., Syphilology Dispensary
     Gertrude Schwartz, R.N. Dermatology
     Belle Mae Huot, R.N., Proctology


CLASSES

Mabel S. Amundson, Erskine, Minnesota.  Chicago Lying-In Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Effie E. Anderson, Battle Lake, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Myrtice Atkins, McLaughlin, S.Dakota. Chicago Lying-In Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Luella Barclay, Grand Forks, N. Dakota. Chicago Lying-In Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Alice Beaupied, Champian, Michigan. Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Marian Beaver, Bagley, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital
Beatrice Bertrand, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.  Ripley Memorial Hospital
Jennie Beuk, Ely, Minnesota.  Ripley Memorial Hospital
Irene Bjork, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  Ripley Memorial Hospital
Chloe Boldra, Stuart Nebraska.  Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Evelyn Brandt, Adams, Wisconsin.  Chicago Lying-In Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Elva Brekke, Lanesboro, Minnesota.  Gillette State Hospital; Ripley Memorial Hospital
Naomi Bryant, Mabel, Minnesota.  Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Margaret Burk, Independence, Iowa.  Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Helene Bushcer, Brainerd, Minnesota.  Chicago Lying-In Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Lulu Coutier, Blue Earth, Minnesota.  Chicago Lying-In Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Gladys Dahl, Volga, S. Dakota.   Chicago Lying-In Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Ann Drier, Norwalk, Wisconsin.  Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Katheryne Fitzpatrick, Ellsworth, Wisconsin.  Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Iva Mae Frost, Saginaw, Michigan.  Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Rose Giovanetto, Crosby, Minnesota.  Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Rosella Mae Golden, Zumbrota, Minnesota.  Ripley Memorial Hospital
Hazel Anne Goodman, Parsons, Kansas. Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Leora F. Grimm, Sargeant, Minnesota.  Ripley Memorial Hospital
Mabel Hardy, Clarion, Iowa.  Ripley Memorial Hospital
Otelia Bernice Haugerud, Harmony, Minnesota.   Chicago Lying-In Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Eleanor M. Helm, Cochrone, Wisconsin.   Chicago Lying-In Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Mae Holvick, Howard, S. Dakota.  Ripley Memorial Hospital
Margaret Hotes, Seattle, Washington.  Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Addis Elizabeth Jameson, Greenville, S. Carolina. Chicago Lying-In Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Mabel Jefferson, Friendship, Wisconsin. Gillette State Hospital; Chicago Lying-In Hospital
Grace Jensen, White, S. Dakota.  Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Mabel Jensen, Kensal, N. Dakota.  Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Esther Kaste, Alma, Wisconsin. Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Gladys Lucille Kiel, Marshall, Minnesota.   Chicago Lying-In Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Viola O. Kilmer, Adams, Wisconsin.  Ripley Memorial Hospital.
Irene Koeppl, Brainerd, Minnesota.  Gillette State Hospital; Chicago Lying-In Hospital
Lillian Kozisek, Stuart, Nebraska. Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Viola A. Krause, Grand Meadow, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Zelma Krueger, Monroe, Wisconsin. Gillette State Hospital; Chicago Lying-In Hospital
Madeline Teliene Langeland, Clarion, Iowa. Ripley Memorial Hospital
Kathryn Larson, Clarion, Iowa. Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Ethel Lyrenmann, Monticello, Iowa. Ripley Memorial Hospital
Edith McBride, Centerview, Missouri. Chicago Lying-In Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Phoebe McGivney, International Falls, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Lovisa F. McDonald, Langdon, N. Dakota. Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Laura Maltzen, Lakefield, Minnesota.  Ripley Memorial Hospital
Gina Mauseth, Farwell, Minnesota.  Ripley Memorial Hospital
Frances V. Milbrath, Chester, Iowa. Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Gudron Moen, Milan, Minnesota.  Ripley Memorial Hospital
Verna B. Munson, Kasson, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital
Frances Nenning, New York, N.Y.  Chicago Lying-In Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Gertrude Nielson, Revere, Minnesota.  Ripley Memorial Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Josephine O'Connell, Lakefield, Minnesota.   Gillette State Hospital; Chicago Lying-In Hospital
Christina Ohnstad, McIntosh, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital
Ebba Olson, Amery, Wisconsin. Ripley Memorial Hospital
Helen Olson, Superior, Wisconsin.  Gillette State Hospital; Chicago Lying-In Hospital
Wanda Owens, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Alice Peterson, Sheyenne, N. Dakota. Ripley Memorial Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Esther Peterson, Kasota, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Evelyn Poffenberger, Kasson, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital
Gayl Quintus, Garner, Iowa.  Chicago Lying-In Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Bertha Rohr, Mason City, Iowa. Riley memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Ellen G. Ronan, Lewiston, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital
Myrna L. Ruge, Everly, Iowa. Gillette State Hospital; Chicago Lying-In Hospital
Mabel Rusch, Merrill, Wisconsin. Gillette State Hospital; Chicago Lying-In Hospital
M. Julian Sandness, Rushford, Minnesota.  Chicago Lying-In Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Lauretta Schinke, Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Ripley memorial Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Violet Joan Schoultz, Eveleth, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Hallie Honor Sharkey, Hanly Falls, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital.
Frances S. Smith, Merrill, Wisconsin.  Chicago Lying-In Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Carrol Lyn Squires, White Lake, S. Dakota. Chicago Lying-In Hospital; Ripley Memorial Hospital
Frances N. Stauner, Mason City, Iowa. Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Frances Jeanne Sterle, Evelth, Minnesota.  Chicago Lying-In Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Marion E. Stone, Cass Lake, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Alma Strasburg, Fall Creek, Wisconsin.  Chicago Lying-In Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Dorothy Tellar, Hibbing, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Lauretta F. Van Derhyden, Wabeno, Wisconsin. Ripley Memorial Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Agnes S. Vasend, McIntosh, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital
Erna I Vatthauer, Ridgeway, Iowa. Ripley Memorial Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Laura Waller, Eau Clarire, Wisconsin.  Ripley Memorial Hospital
Elizabeth Whiteford, Spencer, Iowa.  Chicago Lying-In Hospital; Gillette State Hospital
Arlene Wilson, Hazel Run, Minnesota. Ripley Memorial Hospital, Gillette State Hospital
Leone Wisch, Wisner, Nebraska.  Ripley Memorial Hospital
Vera Yates, Manson, Iowa. Ripley Memorial Hospital
Vivian Yates, Manson, Iowa. Ripley Memorial Hospital

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Note: Most of the above-named students and some faculty have photos in the yearbook.  The students have a section with childhood photos as well.  If you are related to any of the above people and would like a digital copy of the photograph(s), email me at karenh.55904@gmail.com; be sure to put 1930 Kahler School of Nursing in the subject line.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Bums of Stark County, Illinois

Wyoming Post-Herald
Thursday, January 24, 1889


                The country schoolhouse is a delightful haven of rest to the footsore and weary pilgrims vulgarly termed “bums.”  No matter how inclement the weather may be, nor how inhospitably the housewives may treat their back-door callers, when the shades of night are falling the genius tramp knows where he can pass the night in comfort; where he can hang his hat on a peg, toast his feet by the fire and smoke his pipe in peace.  “Love laughs at locksmiths,” and so does the bum at the primitive contrivance, called a lock, on the schoolhouse door.  To his untutored mind the four walls of a schoolhouse enclose a luxurious boudoir, and the floor is so soft as a bed of eider down.  The schoolhouse in Walter Cox’s neighborhood has been a favorite resort for tramps of late, and a short time since a new lock was placed on the door, but to no purpose.  A party of young folks in passing the building one night recently saw a light within, and on looking through a window they beheld nine big lazy bums lounging around the stove, talking, smoking and having a good sociable time in their peculiar way.  A newspaper and six feet of floor is as good a bed as the tramp cares for, and he usually gets it.