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Girard Township - Miles Grove School 1902-1903

Contributed by Chris Tyrrell Sedler and Evelyn Baker


The information below has been transcribed by Evelyn Baker from the original 1903 document in the private memorabilia collection of Chris Tyrrell Sedler. Evelyn has done additional research on the town name changes over the years, particularly after she noticed the different ways that Miles Grove was printed. After searching through old issues of The Cosmopolite Herald and some lookup in The Wilcox Library, she has put her own 'spin' on the name and that is included at the end of this web page. Anyone having additional comments or questions concerning the below, please contact Evelyn or contact Chris Sedler.


Girard Township High School

* Milesgrove, Pa.

1902 - Graduation Program - 1903

 

Faculty

J. LLOYD SPITLER - Principal

CAROLINE J. HOWARD - Assistant Principal

BLANCHE E. EVERWINE - Grammar

ETHEL B. SPAULDING - Intermediate

ADA BURROUGHS - Second Primary

EFFIE S. MILES - First Primary

BOARD OF EDUCATION

L. K. BENTON ........ President

A. H. NASON .......... Secretary

C. ZIESENHEIM ..... Treasurer

HENRY BATCHELOR

THOMAS MILLER

ADMISSION OF PUPILS

All children residing in the *Milesgrove School District, between the ages of 6 and 21 years, shall be admitted to such grades as they may be prepared to enter. Graduates of 8th grade shall be admitted upon presentation of the proper certificate. All pupils not included above will be required to pay in advance the following rates of tuition:

High School ...................... $2.00 per month

Grammar Department ......... $1.50 per month

Other Grades .................... $1.25 per month

EXAMS & PROMOTIONS

Shall be given by the Principal at mid term and close of the year. He may require additional exams in any branch, whenever he thinks best. The standing shall be computed half from exams and half from regular work. Lower grade students must have an 80% average and a mark not less than 70% in any study.

High school promotion requires averages of 80% and not less than 75% in any study. Senior exams shall be given by a committee of 3 selected by the Principal and approved by the Board.

HIGH SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 1902 - 1903

Senior Class:

IDA CROSS

FLORENCE GEORGE

NELLIE HILLIKER

FLORENCE REED

LELIA STEARNS

Junior Class:

WILLIAM STURDEVANT

ROY SKIVINGTON

WILLIAM KEPLER

RALPH DEAN

Sophomore Class:

SUSIE DEAN

MELVIN MORSE

LIZZIE SCHULTZ

FLORENCE MILLER

EDNA KREIDER

LILY PITTAWAY

ELLA THAW

HARRIET FRANCIS

EMA DEAN

ROSS SALISBURY

Freshman Class:

MINNIE ANDREWS

LORINDA BOWEN

ARCHIE CORNELL

LYNN DAVIS

CARL DEAN

ETTA HOPKINS

MADGE GILL

LOU KREIDER

MABEL HOGOBOOM

NELLIE MILLER

HELEN MILLER

BERTHA PETERS

Irregulars:

HELEN ATWATER

BLANCHE COCHRAN

ETHEL MOREHOUSE

VESTA SHERROD

TOM WILLIAMSON

Grammar Department:

8th year

MARY STEINHOFF , BERTHA KILLIAN , STORA BERRY , PEARL GELVIN , HARVEY ANDREWS , LEO CHASE , JAMES REED , FLORENCE HESS , NELLIE BROWN , MARY ENGLISH , CLIFFORD SCRIBNER , KITTIE TAYLOR , JUDSON SARGENT , PEARL GEORGE , VERNIE BOWEN , LEO CUNNINGHAM , LAWRENCE BROOKS , CHRISTIANA GOSSMAN

7th Year:

EMMA WHITEMAN , GEORGE WHITEMAN , WILLIE TOMES , ADELAIDE HESS , LYNN STARK , SADIE JUDEVINE , CLARA SARGENT , DICK CASE , HARDY SHIPMAN , BELLE MOORE , NINA WAY , JESSIE HANNAH , ANNA BUTLER , ANDREW KOHLER , CLARENCE DAUGHERTY , HARVEY BOVEE , WILLIE CASE , WILLIE McCARTY , KITTIE SARGENT , CARRIE SCRIBNER , JULIA POWERS

6th Year:

MASON BROOKS , STANLEY CHASE , BURTON BLAKELEY , ALTA PHILLIPS , LILLIAN GODFREY , EMIL NICKELS , CHARLIE BOWEN , PHELPS GILL , ETHEL PRATT , ETHEL CASE , CHARLIE PALMER , CARROLL SHIPMAN , CLYDE WALDO , MAMIE MUSHRUSH , LOIS PITTAWAY

5th Year:

WILLIE ENGLISH , ED LYNCH , CARROLL MORSE , MARY WHITEMAN , ORRIE HERRICK , ROSS GIBBLE , HARVEY TROUT , JENNIE BAX , JIMMIE SARGENT , JOE CHASE , FRED NICKELS , KITTIE PHILLIPS

4th Year:

LAWRENCE WHITEMAN , BIRDELIA ROSE , RUTH HASSLER , FRANCIS CASE , GLENN CASE , MAMIE CAMPBELL , MAURICE STRUCHEN , HELEN GODFREY , LEONARD BROCKWAY , JOE ENGLISH , GOLDIE CASE , WILLIE DAGGETT , RUTH HESS , RAY VANATTEN , IVA HERRICK , JOHN SARGENT

3rd Year:

RUTH GILL , GEORGE SWANSON , DORA GODFREY , CHARLES ANDREWS , LYDIA BALL , GRACIE BUTLER , GEORGIA CASE , JAY STEARNS , RAYMOND BROWNELL , BERNICE PERRY , CHARLES CASE , CLIFFORD NORTON , HAZEL GEORGE , HARRY ROSE , FLORENCE FITTING , JENNIE TIMIS , LEON CROCKETT

2cnd Year:

ESTHER SPRAGUE , CHARLES PETERS , X. MILLER , HAZEL STEARNS , WALTER WHITEMAN , LYNN BUSH , BESSIE HOGOBOOM , HELEN CAMPBELL , CARL PRATT , MAGGIE ROSE , VIVAN CAMPBELL , HAROLD KUHL , GEORGIA CARR , ORVIE SKIVINGTON , JAMES ENGLISH , ROLAND CHEESEMAN , NORMA WARD , ROY HANNAH , HAROLD ANDREWS

1st Year:

EMMA DAGGETT , DOUGLAS BALL , IVA WHEELER , EMMA SARGENT , GRACE HAMILTON , LAWRENCE BURKE , BETH HANNAH , IDA HAHN , RAY FORD , FRANCES BLISS , OSA HAHN , EDWARD HANNAH , JESSE HILLIKER , DEWITT HORNE , MERTIE KILLIAN , WESLEY BROCKWAY , CORDELIA PERRY , ESTHER COATES , EDGAR THURSTON , VICTOR LARSEN

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ALUMNI

1890

ADA BURROUGHS

IDA SHERMAN - MRS. E. KUNZ

1891

No Class

1892

GERTRUDE C. PETTIBONE

CARLIE J. HOWARD

AGNES E. SMITH

SUSIE M. BARLOW - MRS. F. M. CURRAN

1893

CORA E. HENDERSON

F. ROY KEPLER

LULU McMILLEN - MRS. J. McKEAN

1894

MAUDE E. PETTIBONE

LOUIE A. FAILS

NELLIE B. SHIPMAN - MRS. WRIGHT

JENNIE McMILLEN - MRS. J. CHERRY

1895

HARRY WARD

LULU LUTHER - MRS. E. JOSLIN

MERTIE M. MORSE - MRS. F. GRAVES

1896

CLYDE L. TYRRELL

SADIE E. SCHULTZ

ANNA M. SCHULTZ

RUTHERFORD B. HESS

INA E. CHEESEMAN - MRS. GARLOCK

MAY J. CAMPBELL - MRS. ROGERS

FRANCES L. POWERS - MRS. HALL

1897

EFFIE S. MILES

GRACE FISKE

ALTA STEPHENS - MRS. HERRICK

1898

HARRY THAW

JESSIE B. HOPKINS

ELLEN PETTIBONE

WALTER FEGELY

1899

FLOSSIE L. WAGNER

MARION E. DAILY

ETHEL G. MOREHOUSE

CARL J. HERRICK

ETHEL B. SPAULDING

MACY O. BROWNELL

BLANCHE V. PETTIBONE

ILA J. DeWOLFE - MRS. C. VANATTEN

1900

GRACE M. HASSLER

IRVIN RILLING

JENNIE C. ENGLISH

THEO S. GILL

ANNA L. HESS

1901

ROSS DAILY

FRANK B. McCARTY

SUSIE E. MOREHOUSE

HATTIE JOLES

A WORD TO THE PARENTS

A successful school is a co-operative society, therefore, your hearty co-operation is requested. Your children are your most valuable possessions. Teachers are willing to do their part & gladly ask your assistance in school affairs.

Have your children attended regularly ? Nothing can be accomplished by the every other day attendance. Promptness & regularity are two important factors in life & you will do well to aid in their development.

It is necessary to require home study. Do not think we make a slave of your child. Sometimes pupils study too hard & become broken down in health. This is carefully watched by the teacher & if over looked, see the teacher. More often physical disorder is caused by social duties & their attendant lack of sleep.

Do you know where your boy or girl is in the evening ? Encourage home life & try to break up the idea of street parading. Has your child the qualities you most wish ? If so, be thankful; if not, consult the principal or teacher for the betterment of the child. Remember that at all times, we invite you to consult us concerning the welfare of the child, or the general good of the school.

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* The town name changed over the years

Seeleys - 1824

Research lists what is now Lake City, as 'Seeleys'. AUSTIN SEELEY, native of Vermont, migrated from New York with his wife, PHEBE ALLEN andpurchased a 100 acre tract, that is now the site of the town. When a survey was made for a railroad about 1850, Seeley donated land for the tracks, yard, building, and grounds. He was appointed the first station agent. A depot was built one mile east of the Seeley farm.

Girard Station - 1852

The Cleveland, Painesville, & Ashtabula RxR opened from Cleveland to Erie. In RxR literature, the town was designated as Girard Station, and that name was painted on the east and west ends of the passenger depot.

Milesgrove - 1862

With the establishment of a post office, the town was renamed in honor of Judge JAMES MILES, a resident at the Mouth of Elk Creek. The printing of the 1902 / 3 school program shows Milesgrove as one word.

It is also commonly seen in print as Miles Grove. This time, the residents began to call meetings to change the name again, saying that Miles Grove was the name of the post office, and not the town. Erie newspapers reported that the proposed name change was discussed from the standpoint of 'big business' developing in the area with the advent of the RxR shipping facilities. The Cosmopolite Herald carried a story of the activities stating that "no town with the name of Grove attatched to it, ever amounted to anything ".

North Girard - 1906

Both the town and post office was proclaimed North Girard and incorporated as a boro in the fall of 1925. The first officials were:

WILLIAM HOPKINS ....... Burgess

FRANK McCARTY ......... Secretary

CLARKE PAIN .............. Treasurer

Councilmen:

G. L. WAY , J. E. McKEE , R. B. MILLER , P. E. KRAMER , C. D. HANNAH , J. D. CHRISTIE , F. G. MOHRING

Lake City - 1956

And so it came to pass, that the village was proclaimed Lake City as the census grew and a greater distinction between the municipalities of Girard and North Girard seemed advisable.

? The End - Maybe ?

The Department of Enviornmental Protection designated the village as " Tree City U. S. A. " at the turn of the 21st century.


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