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Corsicana High School
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Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


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Wilmer Archer
Five Letter Man.  Football ''16, '17, '18, '19, '20.  Baseball '16, '17, '18, '19, '20. Trace '17, '18.  Basket ball '19, '20.  Baseball Captain 1920.  High School Club '18, '19, '20.  Junior Yell Leader '18, '19.  Senior yell Leader '19, '20.  Athletic Association '16, '17, '18, '19, '20.  Bryan Debaters '20.  Tennis Club '18.  "Gypsy Rover" '19.  "Miss Cherry Blossom" '20.
"The man who needed no recommendation: his integrity a safest bond."
Charles Wilmer Archer
b. Oct 22, 1900 (Corsicana) - Living in Oklahoma City in 1980 per sister's obit
Roy Bristow (Emhouse)
Bryan Debating Club '20.
"He works on quietly but well."
Aug 24, 1903 - Jul 15, 1974
Obituary; Resthaven Memorial Park.
Hortense Castles
Home Economics Club '17.  Spanish Club '18, '19.  Athletic Association '17, '18, '19.
"A type of girl upon whom you may depend when the final test comes."
Hortense (Castles) Klemcke
Nov 30, 1901 - Oct 12, 1964
Obituary
Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX
Johnnie Kate Chaney
Glee Club '18, '19.  Basketball '19.
"Silence is the sanctuary of prudence."
Johnnie Kate (Chaney) Quinn
1901 - 1996
Daughter of John Henry "Dee" Chaney & Lizzie Reed (Maggard) Chaney. Married Alton Quinn.
Cedar Lawn Haven of Rest; West Columbia, Brazoria Co., TX
Geline Compton
Athletic Assocation '17, '18, '19.  Latin Club '17.  Gardening Club '17.
"So true her heart, so smooth her speech."
Gelene (Compton) Tolar
Mar 24, 1903 - Mar 1, 1994
w/o Raymond Herschel) Tolar; d/o Lewis Griffin Compton & Bettie Holland (Slaughter) Compton
Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX
David Davis
President High School Club '18, '19.  High School Club '17, '18, '19, '20.  Track '17, '18, '19, '20.  Track Captain '20.
"A careful student - careful not to overdo."
 
Melissa Daviss
Latin Club '16, '17.  Glee Club '19, '20.  Orchestra '16, '17, '18, '19, '20.  Vice President Orchestra '19.  Students Council '18, '19.  Vice President Senior Class '20.  F.A.T.A. '19, '20.  Athletic Association.  "Gypsy Rover."  "Miss Cherry Blossom."
"Your bright eyes spoke how saucily."
 
Wayne Fauber
Bryan Debating Club '17, '18.  Athletic Association '16, '17, '18.  High School Club '20.
"Love seldom haunts a breast where learning lies."
Floyd Wayne Fauber
Dec 6, 1902 - Feb 7, 1965
Obituary;
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX
Amboline Feagin
Latin Club '18.  Orchestra '18, '19, '20.  Athletic Association '19.
"An open-hearted maiden, pure and ture."
 
Jewel Flanagan
Athletic Association '18, '19.  Tennis Club '18.  Latin Club '17, '18.  Glee Club '18, '19, '20.
"For nature made her what she is, and never made another."
 
Ethel Garrett
Athletic Association '17, '18, '19, '20.  Vice President Sophomore Class '18.  A.Y.L.I. '18.  Accompanist Green Club '18.  Gardening Club '18.  War Savings Club '18.  Assistant Editor "Corsican" '19.  F.A.T.A. Club '19, '20.  Spanigh Club '19.  Accompanist Orchestra '19, '20.  Leading lady in "Gypsy Rover" '19.  Editor-in-Chief "Corsican" '20.  Leading lady in "Miss Cherry Blossom" '20.  Glee Club '20.
"She's wise, but she's thinking of --- (?)"
 
Jeannette Griffith
Glee Club '20
"A pleasing countenance is a silent recommendation."
 
Martha Haden
Latin Club '18, '19.  Basketball '18, '19, '20.  F.A.T.A. '20.  Vice President Senior Class '19.  Glee Club '19.  Athletic Association '18, '19, '20.
"I have a heart for every joy."
Daughter of Charles Anthony Haden & Mary Catherine "Kate" (Smith) Haden.  Born Nov 5, 1901, died Oct 25, 1992, Buried at the Frost Cemetery.  Married Thomas Cole Smith Hooser on Nov 18, 1921. ...elw
Janie Hamilton
Tennis Club '17, '18.  Athletic Association '18, '19, '20.  Orchestra '17, '18, '19, '20.  Basketball Team '17, '18.  Gardening Club '18.  Secretary and Treasurer Orchestra '17.  Latin Club '17.  Glee Club '19.
"She attains what e'er she aims."
 
Elizabeth Hoover
Athletic Association '17, '18.  F.A.T.A. '18, '19, '20.  Gardening Club '18.  Home Economics Club '18. Glee Club '20.
"I have an arrow that will find its mark."
Elizabeth (Hoover) Simmons
1900 - 1988

w/o Julian M. Simmons; d/o Gus Hoover & Mary Hoover
Christine Horton
Glee Club '18.  Athletic Association '17, '18.  Gardening Club '18.  Home Economics Club '18.
"The mildest manner and the gentlest heart."
Christine Ardell Horton
Nov 13, 1901 - Aug 28, 2000

Campbell-Elrod Cemetery, Drane, Navarro Co., TX
Edens Hyndman
Baseball manager '19.  Athletic Editor "Corsican" '19.  Athletic Association '17, '18, '19, '20.
"
My lessons never trouble me."
Edens Hyndman passed
Oct 24, 1901 - Jan 28, 1966
Married Ruth Sutton, also Corsicana High Class of 1920
West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Grayson Co., TX
Franchelle Jackson
President Senior Class '20.  Secretary of Freshman Class '17.  Athletic Association '17, '19.  Seriba Latin Club '18.  Glee Club '18, '20.  Girl's Gardening Club '18.  Student Faculty Council '18.  Secretary War Savings Society '18.  Vice President Junior Class '19.  F.A.T.A. '19, '20.  Spanish Club '19.
"A dear little, neat little, sweet little girl."
Fraqnchelle Elizabeth (Jackson) Berry
Oct 23, 1902 - Oct  27, 1930
Franchelle Jackson married Albert Henry Berry, Jr.
Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX;  Obituary
Tabby Jackson
Society Editor "Corsican" '20.  Athletic Association '17, '18, '19, '20.  Latin Club '17, '18.  Glee Club '19, '20.  Gardening Club '18.  Aerare Praefectus Latin Club '17.
"Away with weary cares and themes."
Tabby (Jackson) Dyer
Nov 16, 1903 - Nov 27, 1982
Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
Camille Jaffe
Glee Club '19, '20.  Gardening Club '18.  Athletic Association '17, '18.  Home Economics Club '17.
"The persistent are certain of reward."
Camille Jaffe
Aug 23, 1903 - May 25, 1990
Obituary
Hebrew Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
Joe Jarrell
Spanish Club '18, '19.  A.Y.L.I. '18, '19, '20.  Vice President A.Y.L.I. '19.  Treasurer A.Y.L.I. '19.  Athletic Association '17, '18, '19, '20.
"We know not to whom her affections are tied"
 
Mary Frances Johnson
Home Economics Club '17.  Athletic Association '17, '18, '19, '20.  A.Y.L.I. '20.  F.A.T.A. '19, '20.  Gardening Club '18. Glee Club '17, '18, '19, '20.  Spanish Club '20.  Popularities '19.
"An yet believe me, good as well as ill, Woman's at best a contradiction still."

Mary Frances Johnson
Feb 23, 1903 - Apr 1, 1972)
Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX

Daughter of Luther Alexander Johnson and Turner Adelaide Read. Luther Johnson was a U.S. Congressman from 1922 to 1942.  She married classmate John Murray McGee

...information from Ann Marcy, 6/2004

Iola Jordan
Glee Club '17, '18, '20.  Athletic Association '17, '18, '19, '20.
"Wise to resolve patient to perform."
Iola Hanson Jordan
b. Feb 9, 1901

d/o Samuel Bartlett Jordan & Neva Gale (Hanson) Jordan [bur at Oakwood Cem]
Samuel H. Kerr
Business Manager "Corsican" '20.  Assistant Manager "Corsican" '19.  Bryan Debating Club '18.  Secretary Bryan Debating Club '17.  Athletic Association '16, '17, '18, '19, '20.  Student Faculty Council '16, '17.  Reporter Latin Club '18.  Latin Club '17, '18, '19.  High School Club '16, '17, '18, '19, '20.  President Freshman Class '17.  "Gypsy Rover" '19.  "Miss Cherry Blossom" '20.
"Why all this toil for the triumph of an hour ?"
Samuel H. Kerr
May 11, 1902 - Nov 3, 1924

Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
Thelma Kumke
Basketball Team '17, '18, '19, '20.  Spanish Club '18, '19.  Glee Club '18, '19, '20.
"Full of fancy, full of folly; Full of jollity and fun."
Thelma (Kumke) Thorne
Mar 15, 1903 - Oct 8, 1988

w/o Herbert C. Thorne; d/o Emil C. Kumke & Antonia (Fricke) Kumke
Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
Alline Love
Home Economics Club '16, '17.  A.Y.L.I. '16, '17.  Athletic Association '16, '17, '18.  Basketball Team '15, '16, '17, '18, '19.
"Her name is the command she obeys."
Alline (Love) Wilson
abt 1899 - Nov 26, 1978

w/o Fred T. Wilson in Navarro Co., TX; d/o James O. Love & Lillie Rebecca (Smith) Love
Jennie Belle McClure
Latin Club '17, '18, '19.  Gardening Club '18.  A.Y.L.I. '18, '19, '20.  Secretary A.Y.L.I. '19.  Tennis Club '17.  Basketball '20.  Glee Club '19, '20.
"Not blither is the mountain roe."
Jennie Belle (McClure) Burris
Nov 17, 1902 - Oct 2, 1989

Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
John Murray McGee
Football Team '19, '20.  Athletic Association '17, '18, '19, '20.  Freshman H.S.C.  Treasurer '17.  Latin Club '19.  Orchestra '20.  Student Faculty Council '18.  High School Club '18, '19, '20.  Athletic Editor "Corsican" '20.
"When fun and duty clash, Let duty go to smash."

John Murray McGee
Sep 10, 1903 - Dec 19, 1970
Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
John was the son of Edwin Sessions McGee 1878 to 1922 and Ethel Ann Smith 1879-1941. For most of his career, he worked for the Federal government.  He married his classmate: Mary Frances Johnson (23 Feb 1903-1 Apr 1972), daughter of Luther Alexander Johnson and Turner Adelaide Read. Luther Johnson was a U.S. Congressman from 1922 to 1942.

...information from Ann Marcy 6/2004

Agnes McMichael
Glee Club '20
"A countenance in which to meet Sweet records and promises as sweet."
 
Edna Megarity
Glee Club '20
"Of simplicity and unaffected air."
Edna Fay (Megarity) Sheerer
Apr 26, 1903 - Jul 29, 1993
Obituary
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX
w/o Archibald Watts "L. D." Sheerer (1898-1973)
Mary Miller
Captain Sophomore Girls' Basketball Team '17.  Captain Junior Team '18.  Captain G.H.S. Team '19, '20.  President A.Y.L.I. '19.  A.Y.L.I. '16-'20.  Critic '20.  Glee Club '17, '19.  Secretary and Treasurer Junior Class '18.  Senior Class '20.  Junior Editor Annual '19.
"She's just little and cute; that's all."
 
Will Miller
Baseball '17, '18, '19, '20.  High School Club '16-'20.  Football '18-'20.  Yell Leader Sophomore Class '18.  "Gypsy Rover" and "Miss Cherry Blossom" '19 and '20.
"Why aren't they all jolly like he?"
 
Merton Minter
Student Faculty Council '18.  President Sophomore Class '18.  President Senior Class '20.  Vice President Bryan Debating Club '18, '19.  Member '17, '18, '19, '20.  President of B.D.C. '20.  Treasurer '18, '19.  Consul Major Latin Club '18, '19.  Athletic Association '17, '18, '19, '20.  Interscholastic Representative '18, '19, '20.  Winner Freshman Declamation Medal '17.  Garrity Allen Medal '19.  Valedictorian of the Senior Class of 1920.
"For e'en tho' vanquished, he could argue still."
Dr. Merton Melrose Minter, Sr.
Jan 3, 1903 - Sep 5, 1977
Obituary
Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX
Link to: Biography of Merton Melrose Minter in the The Texas Handbook Online
Ruby Morgan
Athletic Association '18, '19, '20.  Reporter Junior Class '19.  Reporter A.Y.L.I. '20.  President A.Y.L.I. '20.  Glee Club '18, '19.  "Miss Cherry Blossom" '19.
"Where there's a 'Will' there's a way."
Ruby Gertrude (Morgan) Zwerneman
July 2, 1902 - Sep 30, 1993

w/o Alvin Zwerneman; d/o James Carroll Morgan & Ella Gertrude (Glass) Morgan
Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
Ada Kate O'Neal
A.Y.L.I. '20
"The fairest of the rural maids was she."
Ada Kate O'Neal
Mar 18, 1902 - Jan 16, 1941

Obituary; Pattison Cemetery, Emhouse Navarro Co., TX
Ed M. Polk
Assistant Business Manager "Corsican" '19, '20.  Latin Club '19.  Baseball '19, '20.  Vice President Freshman H.S.C. '17.  President H.S.C. '20.  Freshman Representative Student Facility Council '17.  President Sophomore Class '18.  Track '18.  Athletic Association '17, '18, '19, '20.
"In him the grave and playful mixed, And wisdom held with folly, truce."
Edward Monroe Polk, II
Feb 14, 1902 - Oct 19, 1980

Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
Lillie Pringle
Latin Club '18.  Athletic Association '18, '19, '20.  Glee Club '20.
"Live and learn; Die and forget it."
 
Alline Reese
F.A.T.A. '19, '20.  Gardening Club '18.  "Gypsy Rover" '19.  "Miss Cherry Blossom" '20.
"A comrade blithe and full of g'ee."
Alline (Reese) Grist
Married Willis Warren Grist, Nov 29, 1922 in Navarro Co., TX
Cowin Robinson
Debating Club '18, '19, '20.  Latin Club '18.  Athletic Association '18, '19, '20.
"ALL great men are dead, and I'm not feeling well."
Cowin Cook Robinson
Nov 15, 1901 - May 1976
Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC

Cowin Robinson, Corsicana H.S., Class of 1920, was my grandfather His wife, Ruth Robinson passed away in 2007 in Arlington Heights, IL and is buried by his side in Oakwood Cemetary in Raleigh, NC . He is survived by two of his daughters, Jill McCain(my mother) who resides in Bennington, VT and Ann Swindell who resides in Arlington Heights, IL, 8 grandchildren and 7 great grand children. His Youngest daughter, Lynn Pendergraft, passed away in 1990. I don't know the exact details however I know that Cowin graduated from Sterling College in Sterling, KS, earned his Masters Degree from the University of Kansas and earned a
PhD. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. I'm unsure of
exact dates however, my mother lived in Massachusetts and Wisconsin prior to settling in North Carolina in the late 40's or early 50's where Cowin was a Chemistry Professor at North Carolina State University until he retired in the late 60's or early 70's. ...Ken McCain (grandson of Cowin), Overland Park, KS
- SSDI: Cowin Robinson, b. Nov 15, 1901, d. May 1976

William Shell
President Freshan Class '17.  President Junior Class '19.  Basketball Team '19.  High School Club '17, '18, '19, '20.  Latin Club '18, '19.  Orchestra '17, '18, '19, '20.  Bryan Debating Club '19, '20.  Sophomore Representative Student Faculty Council '18.  Librarian Orchestra '17, '18.  Track Team '17.  First Vice President Bryan Debating Club '19.  Reporter Senior Class '20.  Athletic Association '17, '18, '19, '20.
"Not very bold, but exquisitely cunning."
William Thomas Shell, Jr.
Sep 24, 1901 - Mar 5, 1963

Obituary
Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
Erwin Smith
High School Club '17, '18, '19, '20.  Athletic Association '17, '18, '19, '20.  Latin Club '18, '19.  Secretary Latin Club '18.  Bryan Debating Club '17, '18, '19, '20.  President Bryan Debating Club '19.  Garity Debating Medal '18.  Orchestra '18, '19, '20.
"The quiet mind is richer than a crown."
 
Ruth Sutton
F.A.T.A. '19, '20.
"She was just the quiet kind, whose nature never varies."
Ruth (Sutton) Hyndman
Mar 30, 1902 - Aug 20, 1989

Married Edens Hyndman (also CHS 1920); d/o James Ross Sutton & Minnie (Bruner) Sutton
Camille Walton
Orchestra '17, '18, '19, '20.  Glee Club '19, '20.  Junior Basketball Team '19.  Latin Club '17, '18.  War Savings Club '18.  Gardening Club '18.
"Studious and serious-minded-sometimes."
 
Crockett Warnell (Blum)
Treasurer Senior Class '20.  Vice President Bryan Debating Club '20.  High School Club '20.  Basketball '20.  Baseball '20.
"For never man trod with step nor flashed with eye like thine."
 

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