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First Edition Of The Monarch; Contributed by William Jacob "Bill" Brunette

Online Dedication

This online edition of the 1940 Franklin High School Monarch Yearbook is dedicated to 1940 graduate Alma Brunette (11.25.1921 - 05.17.1946).  The daughter of William & Emma Annie Dieckmann Sauer Brunette, Alma was killed in a plane crash near Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia.  Buried in the New Baden Cemetery, she was returning from a trip to New York to visit her fiance Lawrence Cornelius and purchase a wedding dress for their planned July 1946 wedding.  Although she is gone, Alma's words live on.  In her yearbook, Alma wrote down the names of the towns & communities from which most of her classmates came.  The materials below were placed online by her brother Bill Brunette's son to honor the aunt he never knew.


"To our superintendent and friend, F. A. Davison, whose loyalty and never tiring assistance have endeared him to the hearts of all who know him, we dedicate this, the first edition of the Monarch."

Board Of Education

Mrs. T. G. Curry R. W. Goodman C. E. Maris
F. A. Davison H. O. Jennings Ben L. Parten
Carl Duffey   Frank A. Woods


Mrs. Vernon Anderson
Home Economics
V. R. Goodwin
Science & Mathematics
Johnie B. Punchard
Vocational & Commercial
Frances Bryant
V. M. Harris
Vocational Agriculture
Roland Reynolds
Principal & Commercial
Mildred Colson
Home Economics
Willie Mae Huebner
W. E. Weathers
Coach & History
F. A. Davison
Frances Jane Leathers
Mrs. W. E. Weathers
Mrs. F. A. Davison
Spanish & Government
Lucy Jane Lloyd
Texas History
Dorothy White
  Ruth Nemir
Public Speaking


Wilma Ainsworth - Bald Prairie Harry Haverkorn - Boone Prairie Louise Pack - Wheelock
Vera Archer- Ridge Charles Hawkes - Ridge Ben L. Parten - Franklin
Tommy Autrey - Easterly Geneva Jackson - Franklin Alvin Pecena - Wheelock
Dolores Aynsworth - Easterly Modelle James - New Baden Bessie Perkins - Ridge
Lanelle Baker - Elliott Clyde Johnson - Bald Prairie Vera Prestridge - Franklin
Lela Faye Biggs - Easterly A. W. Johnston - Bald Prairie Bobbie Rogers - Bremond
Merle Bishop - Elliott Bernard Jones - New Baden Dorothy Nell Rutherford - Franklin
Elmore Bolton - New Baden Marjorie Maris - Owensville Edward Sanders - New Baden
Wilma Boyd - Ridge Fannie D. Marsh - Wheelock Ethel Lois Sanders - Franklin
Alma Brunette - New Baden Doris Marshall - New Baden Ina Jane Seale - Franklin
Dorothy Caldwell - Easterly Calvin Martin - Easterly Albert Smith - New Baden
Margaret Cole - Franklin Imogene Martin - Easterly Mary Jo Smith - Franklin
Elmer Connor - Eaton Leonard Martin - Easterly Rachel Smith - Wheelock
Evelyn Cornelius - Franklin Dillard Martine - Elliott Katie Mae Stanley - Elliott
Mary F. Davis - Franklin Minnie B. Martine - Elliott Fred Stobart - Franklin
Morris Dodson - Eaton Katherine McAlpine - Owensville Jimmie Tarver - Wheelock
Ferman Elledge - Ridge Gladys McBride - New Baden Darwood Towns - Franklin
Jim Elliott - Wheelock  Dora Mae McCullough - Wheelock Doris Turner - Owensville
Frances Faulkner - Franklin Virginia McNair - Wheelock Milton Turman - Ridge
Martha Lou Frost - Henry Prairie Ray Meadors - Easterly Irma Ullrich - Eaton
Margaret Fulton - Henry Prairie Junie Milstead - Bald Prairie Pauline Vann - Henry Prairie
Virginia Fulton - Franklin Florence Moody - Owensville Kathleen Wallace - Franklin
Otis Hale - Franklin Roy P. Moody - Franklin Hubert Whittington - Franklin
Edward Haverkorn - Boone Prairie Sadie Morgan - Henry Prairie Henry Wilkins - Franklin
  Minnie F. O'Rear - Franklin  


Clarence Adams Gerald Echols - Wheelock Dorothy Mae Nickelson - New Baden
Louise Adams - Easterly John Fickling - Franklin James O'Brien
Alton Akins - Easterly Julia Flanagan - Wheelock Jack Pack - Wheelock
Estelle Ainsworth - Bald Prairie Ira Franks - Eaton Norman Pack - Eaton
Claude Ash - Franklin Louise Grace - Owensville Minnette Petty - Henry Prairie
Cleo Autrey - Cole's Branch Ruby Hand - Boone Prairie Doris Prestridge - Franklin
Sonny Autrey - Easterly Lucille Hawkins - Franklin Marguerite Rambo - Franklin
Dorothy Baker - Elliott Christine Helton - Ridge Helen Mavis Reagan - Franklin
Wille Merle Barnett - New Baden Edward Howell - Easterly Johnnie Sue Redden - Boone Prairie
Julia Bersch LaVerne Jackson - Boone Prairie Lucindy Redden - Boone Prairie
Marian Bishop - Elliott Lucille Jones - Elliott Bobbie Reeves Jr. - Franklin
Celia Blazek - Wheelock Lois Kegler - Franklin Bernice Reid - Elliott
Ancel Boswell Jr. - Elliott Daisy Lee Lincecum Janice Richardson - Easterly
Dorothy Brantner - Boone Prairie Emma Lee Loe - Easterly Lola Rivers - Boone Prairie
Emmett Brazier Jr. - Franklin Louis Maddox - Franklin Howard Sanders - New Baden
Louise Bristow - Franklin Mary Marshall - Franklin Clarence Sauer - New Baden
Faye Burch - Easterly Raymond Martine - Elliott Lillie Mae Scasta - Wheelock
Lucille Burts - Elliott Gilbert Mauk - Eaton Alta Scott - Franklin
Bobby Cockrum - Franklin Ada Faye McLeroy - Eaton Ray Scott
Melvin Commander - Easterly Juanita McPhail - Franklin Bill Shaw - Franklin
Paul Corn - Easterly Eugene Meadors - Easterly J. M. Starkey - Eaton
George Cox - Eaton Cecil Merchant - Franklin Buddie Stegall - Franklin
Doris Davis - Boone Prairie Mary Merchant - Franklin Inez Sweat - Easterly
Jessie Lee Davis - Elliott Norris Milstead - Franklin Alyne Threadgill - New Baden
Ruby Lee Davis - Elliott James Moore - Henry Prairie Louise Vann - Henry Prairie
Edwin Dieckmann - New Baden Carlton Morgan - Henry Prairie Louis Varvel - Ridge
Katherine Doherty - Franklin Lillian Morgan - Henry Prairie Lois Watson - Elliott
Madeline Dowdy - Boone Prairie Maggie Ruth Morgan - Henry Prairie Glendon Weir
Edna Mae Dryman - Ridge Edgar Morris - Eaton Bill Joe Wheeler
Melba Dryman - New Baden Maxine Neely - Henry Prairie Marie Willis - Franklin
  Jack New - Franklin  


LeJean Alexander - Franklin Doris Haire Thelma Rush - Henry Prairie
Bernice Ansley - Ridge Raymond Jett Lawrence Scasta - Wheelock
Ruth Baxter - Owensville Dorothy Johnson - Bald Prairie Doris Slaughter
Alma Bersch - Franklin John Kay Mildred Smith
Lee Nola Bolton - Eaton J. L. Lindsay - Franklin M. K. Smith - Henry Prairie
Jane Boswell - Elliott Lloyd Maddox - Franklin Estelle Spiller - Wheelock
Eula Mae Brewer Nettie Marsh - Wheelock Aline Tribble - Eaton
Marie Brewer Ollie Sue Massey Dorothy Tribble - Eaton
Pauline Brown - Eaton Biddie McCormick - Franklin Estelle Turman - Ridge
Claudia Burts - Elliott Johnnie Lou McCullough - Wheelock Ione Turner - Bald Prairie
Marjorie Bush - Boone Prairie Nellie Gray McNair - Wheelock Nannie Merle Tullous - Wheelock
Ruby Pearl Calhoun James Miller - Ridge Geneva Wallace
Ransel Carter - Henry Prairie Marie Milstead - Bald Prairie Lorraine Wallace - Franklin
Marguerite Conner - Eaton Maurice Milstead - Franklin Gladyne Watson - Elliott
Velma Elledge - Ridge Adren Morgan - Henry Prairie Hazel Whittington - Franklin
Louise Elliott - Wheelock Bill New - Owensville Homer Wilkerson
Dorothy Forson - Franklin John New - Owensville Sezzea Wilkins - Franklin
Dewey Fulton Maudell Post - Eaton Doris Woodall - Franklin
Lawrence Grace   Viola Yates - Elliott


Mack Abbott - Eaton Fannie Lee Kent - Ridge Lionel Pippin
James Ash - Franklin Hollis Lincecum Joe Rambo - Bald Prairie
Ethelda Barnett - Eaton Nena Beth Lindsay - Franklin Mary Helen Redden - Boone Prairie
Grady Barnett - Elliott Bonnie Faye Maris - Franklin Tommie Reid - Elliott
Lera Barnett - Eaton Bobbie Marshall - Franklin Geneva Richardson - Franklin
Loretta Barnett - Elliott Lera Mae Martin - Elliott Lois Rivers - Boone Prairie
Mary Jo Baxter - Owensville Ocie Martin - Boone Prairie Syvell Sanders - Eaton
Inez Belcher Thelma Lois Martin W. I. Shaw Jr. - Franklin
Rivie Blount - Easterly Edna Earl Massey - Wheelock James Shipper - Franklin
Vada Bolton - Eaton Alice Matejka Norman Shipper - Franklin
Wilburn Bruce - Franklin Verla McCormick - Franklin Mabel Marie Simms - Bald Prairie
Luther Byrd - Wheelock Ocie McLeroy - Eaton Carl Smith - Wheelock
Steele Connor - Eaton Delma Meadows - Elliott Carmen Smith - Franklin
Calvin Cooper Nanette Mears Lourine Smith - Bald Prairie
Ruth Cooper Sue Merryman - Franklin Connie Smitherman - Franklin
Leo Crane - Franklin Joe Mitchell - Owensville Billy Stanford - Boone Prairie
Ned Crane - Eaton Colenia Moore - Eaton Jim Stanley - Elliott
Willie Lee Crisp Woodrow Moore - Eaton Tracy Stem
Joe Davis Adrian Morgan - Henry Prairie Betty Supak - Henry Prairie
Mary Faye Davis Elsie Morgan - Henry Prairie Frank Supak - Henry Prairie
Ruby Faye Davis Julia Morgan - Henry Prairie Howard Toomer - Wheelock
Beulah Dowdy - Boone Prairie Travis Morgan - Henry Prairie Gladys Towns - Elliott
Jack Dowdy - Boone Prairie Harry New - Franklin Estelle Tullous - Wheelock
Nathan Elledge - Ridge Bradford Nicholson - Franklin Elvin Walker - Franklin
Cecil Haire Ruth Nickelson - Franklin Imogene Whittington
Kinney Hawkes - Ridge Sue Owens Maudelle Wilkerson - Elliott
Margaret Kaster - Franklin Telva Parker - Eaton Martha Jo Yates - Elliott
  Janelle Petty - Henry Prairie