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Snapshots of People in Comanche County, Kansas, from Wendel Ferrin's Collection

Photos of People in Comanche County, Kansas, from Wendel Ferrin's Collection

When Dad died on 11 Oct 1991, I inherited a collection of photos taken by him as well as those taken by other people, "school photos" for the most part. Here are the school photos and other obviously commercially-made photos. The captions are taken from the remarks he wrote, at my request, on the back of each photo. It's a good thing he did, because I couldn't personally have identified more than a few of the people pictured on this page. Please let me know if you find a precious photo on this page, as it's only the hope that some of these photos will turn out to be precious to someone which gives me the energy to create pages like this.

Jerry Ferrin


Photos: Nina Hope Annis, Junior Baily, Grace Calloway, Donna Chance, Dorothy Cline, Evah Ellis, Delmer Ferrin, Wendel Ferrin, Robert Hackney, Mozetta Mangels, Professor Oxley, Viola Peaster, Aleen Ray, Marie Schenk, Norma Scholle, Forrest Smith, Wesley Smith, Roberta Todd, Melva Toothaker, Jimmy Trummel, Marie Trummel, Paul Ward, Bob White, Patsy Wood, Bobby Woods, Francis Wright, Ernestine Zeigler.

Nina Hope Annis, English teacher in Wilmore HIgh School, Wilmore, Ks, about 1943. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin Nina Hope Annis, English teacher in Wilmore High School, Wilmore, Ks, about 1943.  


 

Junior Baily, 8th grade, 1940-41.Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin. This photo is from a page titled My School Chums in a scrapbook of photos of class mates in Wilmore, Kansas. Junior Baily, 8th grade, Wilmore School, 1940-41.
 

Grace Calloway of Wilmore, Ks, 1944. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin Grace Calloway of Wilmore, Ks, 1944. Daughter of a train section foreman.  
 

 Donna Chance of Wilmore, Ks.  Daughter of Everett and Keo Chance.  Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin Donna Chance of Wilmore, Ks. Daughter of Everett and Keo Chance.  


 

Dorothy Cline of Coldwater, Ks.Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin Dorothy Cline of Coldwater, Ks.  


 

 Evah Ellis, teacher 1920 - 1936. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin Evah Ellis of Wilmore, Ks. This deteriorated and unretouched photo is autographed for Wendel Ferrin, who noted on the back: "teacher, 1920 - 1936.

See obituary for Gilbert Clarkson Hough, The Wilmore News, February 22, 1935.
 

Delmer Lee Ferrin of Wilmore, Ks. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin Delmer Lee Ferrin of Wilmore, Ks. Son of Ernest and Nellie May (Barnett) Ferrin.  


 

Wendel Gene Ferrin of Wilmore, Ks. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin Wendel Ferrin of Wilmore, Ks, about 1940. Son of Ernest Leroy & Nellie Mae (Barnett) Ferrin.
 

Wendel Gene Ferrin of Wilmore, Ks, about 1944.  Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin Wendel Ferrin of Wilmore, Ks, about 1944. Son of Ernest Leroy & Nellie Mae (Barnett) Ferrin.
 

Robert Hackney, 8th grade, 1939-1940.Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin. This photo is from a page titled My School Chums in a scrapbook of photos of class mates in Wilmore, Kansas. Robert "Bob" Hackney, 8th grade, Wilmore School, 1939-1940.
 

Robert Robert "Bob" Hackney of Wilmore, Ks. Wilmore High School graduation photo, 1944. Son of Bill and Allie Hackney.  


 

Robert Hackney of Wilmore, Ks. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin Robert "Bob" Hackney of Wilmore, Ks.
 

Robert Hackney of Wilmore, Ks. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin Robert Hackney of Wilmore, Ks. Before 1944.
 

Mozetta Mangels, 8th grade, 1939-40. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin. This photo is from a page titled My School Chums in a scrapbook of photos of class mates in Wilmore, Kansas. Mozetta Mangels, 8th grade, Wilmore School, 1939-40.
 

Professor Oxley. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin. This photo is from a page titled My School Chums in a scrapbook of photos of class mates and teachers in Wilmore, Kansas. Professor Oxley, Wilmore School, 1939-1940.
 

 Viola Peaster of Wilmore, Ks, 1943 or 1944. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin Viola Peaster of Wilmore, Ks, 1943 or 1944. Daughter of Art Peaster.
 

Aleen Ray, circa 1938-39. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin. This photo is from a page titled My School Chums in a scrapbook of photos of class mates in Wilmore, Kansas. Aleen Ray, Wilmore School photo, circa 1938-39.
 

Marie Schenk. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin Marie Schenk.
 

Norma Scholle of Coldwater, Ks, about 1943. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin Norma Scholle of Coldwater, Ks, about 1943. Daughter of Fred Scholle.  


 

Forrest Smith, 7th grade, 1940-41. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin. This photo is from a page titled My School Chums in a scrapbook of photos of class mates in Wilmore, Kansas. Forrest Smith, 7th grade, Wilmore School, 1940-41.
 

Wesley Smith, 8th grade, 1940-41. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin. This photo is from a page titled My School Chums in a scrapbook of photos of class mates in Wilmore, Kansas. Wesley Smith, 8th grade, 1940-41.
 

Roberta Eileen (Tinker) Todd. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin Roberta Eileen (Tinker) Todd.
 

 Melva Toothacker. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin Melva Toothacker.
 

 Marie and Jimmy Trummel of Wilmore, Ks. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin Marie and Jimmy Trummel of Wilmore, Ks.
 

Marie Trummel of Wilmore, Ks, 1943 or 1944. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin Marie Trummel of Wilmore, Ks, 1943 or 1944. Daughter of Alva and Irene Trummel.  


 

Paul Ward, 7th grade, 1940-41. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin. This photo is from a page titled My School Chums in a scrapbook of photos of class mates in Wilmore, Kansas. Paul Ward, 7th grade, Wilmore School, 1940-41.
 

Robert Lee White of Wilmore, Comanche County, Ks, 1942 or 1943. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin Robert Lee "Bob" White of Wilmore, Ks, 1942 or 1943.
 

Patsy Wood of Wilmore, Comanche County, Ks, circa 1946. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin Patsy Wood of Wilmore, Ks, 1946. Daughter of Ernest Wood, Baptist Minister.  


 

Bobby Woods, 8th grade, 1939-1940. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin. This photo is from a page titled My School Chums in a scrapbook of photos of class mates in Wilmore, Kansas. Bobby Woods, 8th grade, Wilmore School, 1939-1940.
 

 Frances Wright, 1938-39. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin. This photo is from a page titled My School Chums in a scrapbook of photos of class mates in Wilmore, Kansas. Frances Wright, Wilmore School photo, 1938-39.
 

Frances Wright, 7th grade, 1940-41. Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin. This photo is from a page titled My School Chums in a scrapbook of photos of class mates in Wilmore, Kansas.


Frances Wright, 7th grade, Wilmore School photo, 1940-41. From the collection of Wendel Ferrin.


 

 Ernestine Zeigler, Wilmore School Teacher, Wilmore, Ks, 1943 or 1944.Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin Ernestine (Hubbard) Zeigler, teacher in Wilmore School, Wilmore, Ks, 1943 or '44.
 

Photograph from the collection of Wendel G. Ferrin. This photo is from a page titled My School Chums in a scrapbook of photos of class mates in Wilmore, Kansas.
 

This page was last updated 28 Feb 2004.