Wednesday, May 4, 2011

1894 Graduation Program for Freeport High School, Freeport, Maine



1894 Graduation Program for Freeport High School, Freeport, Maine.




Freeport High School Class of 1894


Graduating Exercises


Baptist Church
Friday Evening, June 22, 1894 at 8 o'clock
Music by Lovell's Orchestra




Perseverando Vinces


Order of Exercises
March
Prayer
Music
Salutatory and Essay....The Value of an Ideal....†Helen Cummings Soule


Essay....Discipline of True Education............*Abbie Ella Soule


Class Essay.........Influence of Music......§Bessie May Jordan


Class Essay.....Words................†Grace Marion Mitchell




Oration..............A Plea for Increased Naval Strength ........ .............................§Edward Oakes Cushing


Class Essay......Progress of Woman..........†Lucy Burnham Burr


Music


Class History.......................§Charles Arthur Warren


Class Prophecy...................*Fred Cobb Greene


Essay and Valedictory........Books..............§Theresa Helen Soule


Presentation of Diplomas


Class Ode


*English Course
†Classical Course
§College Course




The fact that three of these people shared the same surname, Soule, led me to look to see if they were related, possibly sisters or cousins.  From what I've found, they were not sisters, nor were they cousins.  Soule was, and is, a very common surname in Maine.  


If you have information to share, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!


Valedictorian Theresa Helen Soule was born in July 1876 or 1877, the daughter of Sidney and Helen (Thorne) Soule; she married Jesse Loring Rhymes.


Salutatorian Helen Cummings Soule was born in 1876, the daughter of Charles William Soule and Margaret A. (Chase) Soule.    


Abbie Ella Soule was born 19 August 1876, the daughter of Lewis P. and Adelia A. (Soule) Soule.


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2 comments:

  1. My grandmother, Bertha Maria Small nee Davis, graduated from Freeport High School in 1899. I was always told that was the 1st graduating class. Obviously not. Can you enlighten me?

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  2. I found an 1886 reference to a high school in Freeport at the Corner. However, could it be that your grandmother graduated from a fancy new replacement building, finished in time for the Class of 1899? Here's the link to the Freeport Library, which has a history room, The Bartol Room, where the reference librarian could help you: http://www.freeportlibrary.com/dunning.htm
    Thanks for taking the time to comment - and thanks for the nudge that helped me discover the Bartol Room!

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