Some of my favorite days volunteering at the museum are the days when we received donations of photos and newspaper clippings. Photos and newspaper clippings give us a personal glimpse into past history and really help us with genealogy research. We recently received this composite photo of the Princeville Community High School Senior Class of 1939. This photo has the names of all the members of the class written under each individual photo. To help identify the ladies, I used the 1965 Maroon yearbook to research their married name. As of 1965, the class of 1939 had only lost one classmate, Joseph Friedman, who passed away in 1945.
Top Row: Bettye Ryan Anderson, Franklin Smith, Virginia Hammer Cable, Franklin Staples, Minnie Reich Emken, Frances Neill Paddock, Milton Smith, Jr., Helen Schaad Shears, Donald Sears.
Second row from top: Elizabeth Compton Rusinger, Ronald Slane, Sue Harvey LaFollette, Lloyd Miller, Arlys Streitmatter Conrad, Glen Grimm, Eileen McDonnell Gubbins, Ruth Donath Stickling.
Third row from top: Elizabeth Shearer Ramirez, Orin Scanlon, Raymond Ralph, John Wolfe, W..R. Cordis (superintendent), Laverne Streitmatter, Dewey Smith, Robert Pritchard, Virginia Potter Pierson.
Fourth row from top: Caryl Carman Cowan, Elaine Sibley Mannick, Beatrice Neel, Marie Van Deusen, Phyllis Biederbeck Hammerle, Betty Purcell Murphy.
Fifth row from top: Leo Brown, Lester Woodsworth, Lois Garrett Isome, Harriet Timmons Drake, Charles Timmons, Mary King Payne, Glen Streitmatter, Joseph Friedman.
Bottom row: Ethel Cheesman Oertley, John Callery, Marian Burns Koch, Darlene Toft Gilles, Arlene Toft Gilles, Edward Callery, Helen Huggins Jackson, James Harmon.
Do you have any old photos, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings or items you would like to donate to the museum? We take donations Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm or by appointment. If you can, please call us (385-1916) and let us know you have items to donate so we can be ready to accept your donation.