Thursday, September 23, 2010

#14 Fairforest - School Year 1938 - 1939 ? - Class Photo


This is the second Fairforest High group class photo I recently found. As I said in my previous post, I spent some time trying to decipher the names written on the back. My mother, Betty Hadden Garrett, had glued the photos to a page in an old photo album. Even after careful work to try to remove as much paper as possible, there are still a few names that remained partially hidden. There was enough writing visible to determine everyone's name in this particular photo. 

The main problem with this class photo is that there is no date or grade number on the back. My mother appears to be older in this photo, but not as mature as she was in her Senior year ( 1939 - 1940 ). However, I have an individual school picture of my mother which is dated 1938. 


In this photo, Betty Hadden's appearance is very similar to how she appears in the group photo. So, I think that this group photo might be for Mother's 10th grade class, her Junior Class, at Fairforest High School, which would have been during the school year 1938 - 1939.

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Written on the photo back are these names:

Front Row Left to Right: 
Miss Schoenberg (Teacher)
Irene Cannon
Emilie Belcher
Madge Cooke
Mable Smith
Martha Ruth Smith
Mary Warnock
Doris Garren
Fay Bearden

Second Row Left to Right: 

Sara Suber
Dorothy Tollison
Dorothy James
Helen Phillips
Mozelle Wofford
Helen Blalock
Nelleen Pruitt
Alberta Miller
Ruth Smith

Third Row Left to Right: 

Myrtle Byars
Hazel Fann
Rebecca Gillespie
Nina Williams
Aline Graham
Sara Plexico
Frances Rogers

Fourth Row Left to Right: 

Betty Hadden
Della Mae Morgan
Jessie thompson
Helen Cheatwood
Helen Parham

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

#13 Fairforest - School Year 1935 / 1936 - Class Photo for Grade 7

 I found a couple of group class photos and have been trying to decipher the names written on the back. The problem was that my mother, Betty Hadden Garrett, had glued the photos to a page in an old photo album. Thankfully the glue was not applied to the entire back of the photo, but there were some names hidden beneath the remaining glue/paper spots. Even after careful work to try to remove as much paper as possible, there are still a few names that remain hidden. Perhaps someone will see these photos, recognize the unidentified individuals, and let me know the person's name.

Here is the first group photo I found. On the back of this photo, Betty Hadden Garrett identified it as being her 7th grade class which was during the school year of 1935/36.

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Here is the information from the back of photo:

Grade 7 year of 1935-36

Front row from left to right: 

Dot Falls
Margaret Dickson
Hazel Fann
Mary Warnock
Virginia Hyder
_______ Horton (female)
Fay Bearden
Betty Foster
Bill Martin
Jack Kanipe

Second row from left to right:

Jack Key
James Wingo
Lula Taylor
Norma Alexander
Betty Crosby
Betty Hadden
George Hughston
Do____  ____ton (male)

Back row from left to right:

S C Crosby
Miss Grace Goodwin (teacher)
Ashley Hadden
Harold ________  (male)
Jack King

For some reason two people were listed as if they were on the back row, but each had NOT PICTURED by their names. Perhaps they were in this class, but not present when the group photo was made. These two individuals are Emily Bryant and John Logue.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

#12 Fairforest High - Class of 1940 - Trip to Washington, DC

In going through one of my mother's (Betty Hadden Garrett) scrapbooks, I found a large photo of the 1940 Fairforest High School graduating class which was taken on June 11, 1940, during their trip to Washington, D.C. Also I remembered a bit of trivia about the photograph. You will notice that the same man, Mr. O. F. Funderburk, is standing at the end on BOTH sides of this picture. This photo was taken with some type of camera that panned from side to side. Mr. Funderburk was told when it was safe to duck down and go behind the group and pose on the opposite end, thus being photographed twice.

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Luckily, on the back of the picture, everyone's name was listed by row.
Front Row L-R:  Loyal Westbrook, James Wingo, C. O. Rogers, Jimmy Bennett, J. L. Pack, Lamar Crawford, S. C. Crosby

Second Row L-R:  Betty Crosby, Ethel Bridgeman Norma Alexander, Frances Brown, Martha Ruth Smith, Ruth Greer, Nelleen Pruitt, Ruth Smith, Helen Parham, Clara Medlock, Margaret Morgan

Third Row L-R:  O. F. Funderburk, Dorothy Falls, Frances Crosby (chaperone), Margaret Dickson, Mary Warnock, Betty Hadden, Della Mae Morgan, Rebecca Gillespie, Betty Foster, Rep. Joseph R. Bryson, Dorothy Tollison, Miss Ellen Critcher (Senior Teacher), C. F. Carter (chaperone), W. F. Mobley (Principal), Norman Simmons (bus driver), Frances Smith (Librarian), Leila Brown (English Teacher), Margaret Justice, and (again) O. F. Funderburk