Friday, November 22, 2013

1964 Princeville High School FFA Members

Once again, I find myself working with the large donation of old FFA slides donated by Princeville High School.    This time, I have a number of slides of individual FFA members.  Stamped on the back of the slides is October 1964, so I assume these were taken during the 1964-1965 school year.  Last month, on this blog, we posted photos of the FFA parents.  I think the individual member snapshots and the photos of the parents were taken the same year.  Click here to view the photos of the FFA parents.

Below are all the FFA member individual photos with all of them in their official tie and jacket. To identify these boys, I used the name that was written on the slide, not on their FFA jacket.  Some of these boys are borrowing a jacket to get their picture taken. These photos are all boys because girls were not allowed to be FFA members until the 1970s.  Enjoy your trip down memory lane.

George Baer

David Begner

Steve Begner

James (Jim) Boylan

Tom Boylan

David Brittingham

Murray Campbell

Bill Clark

Bill Damitz

Richard (Dick) Donath

Don Donsbach

 Gene Donsbach

 Jerry Donsbach

 Steve Elsasser

 Steve Fuller

 Terry Galetti

 Jim Gehrig

Ken (Kenny) Gehrig

David (Dave) Gibbs

 Ray Gilles

Rod Grunloh

Tom Haney

Stanley Hurt

 Steve Lauber

Fred Menold

Mike Menold

Robert (Bob) Myers

Larry Parkhill

 Ronald (Ron) Peterson

Howard Rumbold

 Tim Selburg

 Jerry Sloan

Milton Smith

Leslie Stone

 Carl Theobald

James White

 Paul Whittaker

Ronald Wisner


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Maude McNay's Birthday Party in Duncan, Illinois

Written on the back of this photo is "Maude Mc Nay's birthday party, Duncan, Illinois, 1905 or 1906."  The names of the children in the photo are also written on the back.  But, before I list out those in the photo, you need to notice the little girl on the porch.  "Photobombing" was alive and well in the early 1900s.  I do love all the scroll woodwork on the porch and the wooden swing in the frame behind the children.  Does anyone recognize this house?  Is this house still with us or has it fallen in, been torn down?  Do any of you remember the McNay family?

The names written on the back appear to have the a few of the girls' married name as well as maiden name, so I am assuming the names were written on the back many years after this photo was taken.  From the writing on the back:

The top row, left to right is:  Adeline De Sent, Ollie Armentrout, Evelyn Gard Calef, Retta Clarence, Nellie Mc Nay, Bennie Palmer, Lucille De Sent, Lois Graves Lutille, Lucy De Sent McMillen, Delora Taylor, Myrtle Fox Large, Charles Dollison, Orion Howell.

The front row, right to left (please note that there is one more name listed than there are children in this row): Walter C. Graves, Milo Graves, Gussie Biggs, Mildred Clarence, Stella Graves Hohenberry, Maude Mc Nay, Earle Gingrich, Mable Armentrout, Hazel Syders.

This photo is available for viewing at the museum.  If you know any details about the Mc Nays or any of the children in the photo, please share with us by either commenting on this post or emailing  The museum is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or by appointment.