The 1914 Maroon is a small hardcover book with a maroon cover. The first photo on this blog is the cover page of the 1914 Maroon. The first page dedicates the yearbook "To Carl B. Moore who, by his untiring efforts toward better things for P.H.S., has won our heartfelt appreciation, we, the class of 1914, gratefully dedicate this first edition of the Maroon." Through this dedication, we assume the PHS yearbook is turning 100 years old. There was a time during the 1920s that the yearbook wasn't published. Our museum collection contains most of the past yearbooks, but we are missing books from the 1980s forward.
The second photo is of Princeville High School which was located on west Main Street (formerly Canton Street). This school was built in 1907-1908 and replaced a school building which was located on the same site. While this building was under construction, students attended school in the former Princeville Academy building. Within the 1914 yearbook, there are a few pages dedicated to the history of Princeville High School. The first graduating class was in 1891.
I thought I would share some images of faculty and students from the 1914 Maroon yearbook. These first few photos are of the senior class of 1914. Members of the class are James Blanchard, Nellie Cornish, Keith Calhoun, D. Leo Harmon, Tresa Cushing, W. Harold Johnson, Edward Kuntz, May Friedman, Everette Megan, J. Clyde Murray, Ruth Friedman, W. Russell Peck, Harlan Wilcox, Wilda Wear and Merle Schaad.
There were only 4 juniors in school that year. If you follow this class through graduation, the class of 1915 had these 4 students as graduates. The members of the junior class are Gilbert Adams, Caroline Hofer, Eldon Cutler and Margaret Long.
The sophomore class merited a group photo for this yearbook. The students in the photo below are left to right, back row: Mildred Baker, Olive Hyde, Milton Smith, Leo Sniff, Charles Tracy, Clyde Erickson, Ben Manker, Robert Schindler, Leo Hill, Helen Dart. The front row: Mabel Chapin, Myrtle Bridson, Pearl Vogel, Clara Buck, Myrtle Greene, Ada Cutler, Rosa Cushing, Louise Sheeler and Ruth Conklin.
The photo below is the freshman class. In the back row are Maude Shane, Mabel De Bord, Helen Tracy, Covel Curtis, Carl Cheesman, Free Slane, Clarence Graham, Fred Jackson, Harry Shover, Fred Butts. In the front row are Mae Cheesman, Ellen Edwards, Helen Gaster, Hazel Tucker, Grace Cutler, Florence Oertley, Hazel Buck, Harriett Hofer, Pearl Barret, Bernice Taylor, Betty Gourley.
During the 1913-1914 school year, the Board of Education consisted of C.H. Wilcox, H.J. Cheesman and A.A. Dart. The faculty was Carl Moore, Pearl Hood, Emily Chichester, May Hayes, SE Violet Stewart, Helen Wheeler, Margaret Edwards and William Campbell. Below are the pictures of the faculty.
The yearbook also featured a composite of the graduates from the previous year. The graduates of the class of 1913 are: Leland McMillen, Hazel McMillen, Ralph Prouty, Harry Hofer, Theil Manker, Ida Greene, Ethel Stowell, Mildred Blanchard, Mabel Wear, Amy Edwards, Imo Cushing, Bertha Oertley. Below is the composite of the 1913 graduates.
There are many other pages in this book that I didn't add to this blog. The basketball and track teams (no football team) have multiple pages written up about their season including photos. During this school year, the declamation team won first place in the Peoria County Declamation Contest.
If you would like to look at this yearbook or any others, please stop in. In addition to yearbooks, we have a large number of obituary and wedding scrapbooks which help with genealogy research. Please stop in to see our genealogy reference area. Do you have any yearbooks from the 1980s to present and wondering what to do with them? Please consider donating them to the museum. The museum is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm or by appointment.