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.
Photos of People in Comanche County, Kansas, from Wendel Ferrin's Collection
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.
Junior Baily, 8th grade, Wilmore School, 1940-41.
Grace Calloway of Wilmore, Ks, 1944. Daughter of a train section foreman.
Donna Chance of Wilmore, Ks. Daughter of Everett and Keo Chance.
Dorothy Cline of Coldwater, Ks.
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. Son of Ernest and Nellie May (Barnett) Ferrin.
Wendel Ferrin of Wilmore, Ks, about 1940. Son of Ernest Leroy & Nellie Mae (Barnett) Ferrin.
Wendel Ferrin of Wilmore, Ks, about 1944. Son of Ernest Leroy & Nellie Mae (Barnett) Ferrin.
Robert "Bob" Hackney, 8th grade, Wilmore School, 1939-1940.
Robert "Bob" Hackney of Wilmore, Ks. Wilmore High School graduation photo, 1944. Son of Bill and Allie Hackney.
Robert "Bob" Hackney of Wilmore, Ks.
Robert Hackney of Wilmore, Ks. Before 1944.
Mozetta Mangels, 8th grade, Wilmore School, 1939-40.
Professor Oxley, Wilmore School, 1939-1940.
Viola Peaster of Wilmore, Ks, 1943 or 1944. Daughter of Art Peaster.
Aleen Ray, Wilmore School photo, circa 1938-39.
Norma Scholle of Coldwater, Ks, about 1943. Daughter of Fred Scholle.
Forrest Smith, 7th grade, Wilmore School, 1940-41.
Wesley Smith, 8th grade, 1940-41.
Roberta Eileen (Tinker) Todd.
Marie and Jimmy Trummel of Wilmore, Ks.
Marie Trummel of Wilmore, Ks, 1943 or 1944. Daughter of Alva and Irene Trummel.
Paul Ward, 7th grade, Wilmore School, 1940-41.
Robert Lee "Bob" White of Wilmore, Ks, 1942 or 1943.
Patsy Wood of Wilmore, Ks, 1946. Daughter of Ernest Wood, Baptist Minister.
Bobby Woods, 8th grade, Wilmore School, 1939-1940.
Frances Wright, Wilmore School photo, 1938-39.
Frances Wright, 7th grade, Wilmore School photo, 1940-41. From the collection of Wendel Ferrin.
Ernestine (Hubbard) Zeigler, teacher in Wilmore School, Wilmore, Ks, 1943 or '44.
This page was last updated 28 Feb 2004.