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Class of 1909


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The following list of Chester High School graduates is from the Manual of the Public Schools of the City of Chester, PA, available at the Delaware County Historical Society Research Library.
Last Name First Name Middle Name Deceased Married Name Course Notes/Additional Info
Armitage George Lawrence a 1942: M.D., Chief Surgeon, Chester Hospital
Ayres Arthur Underwood a
Bell Caroline Elsie a
Cannon Mabel Virginia a
Cochran Elizabeth Engle a
Cochrane Edward Lull a
Cooper Mabel Thompson a
Crothers George Ross a
Dougherty Laura Urilla a
Durborrow Elsie May a
Enion George Alexander a
Fawcett Abram Baker a
File Cecilia Gertrude a
Jackson Helen Hamilton a
Kelly Harriett Derr a
Lawton Mildred Starr a
Lewis Clara Beatrice a
Light Irene Adele a
Lintz Sylvia Barbara a
McClay Margaret Mary a
McCray, Jr. Heston D a
McKeown, Jr. Henry a
Nolan Mary Gertrude a
Oliver Elizabeth Biggins a
Rosenblatt Harry a
Smith Evelyn Emma a
Stein Clara Barbara a
Strain Cecilia Katherine a
Walker Elizabeth Booth a
Webster Nellie Whiteley a
Wilson Florence Greta a
Downes Juanita May c
Wilson Charlotte Osgood c
Etchells, Jr. Joah sc
Stainton, Jr. Robert S sc
Thompson Donald sc
Whittam Frank Forrest sc
Gallagher Mary Elizabeth n
Lutton Bessie Elva n
Lynch Marguerite Mary n
McClay Elizabeth Regina n
McGinley Gertrude Emmanuel n
Parkinson Sara n
Sill Mary Ella n
Stewart Irene Fields n
Swanson Olga Augusta Roseli n
Barsby Mary Anna co
Cullis Emma Pauline co
Jackson Edna co
Maloney Helen Madeline co
Nelson Ethel Gertrude co
Pierce Alice Anna co
Ryder Jessie Maude co
Whittle Gertrude Ellen co
Booth Thomas Hampson b
Buck Adella Mae b
Delaney Grover Cleveland b
Forsythe Samuel Warren b
Jones Ellena Alberta b
Wyatt, Jr. Joseph Edward b
Anderson David Musgrove s
Bickley Mabel Buckley s
Blizzard Margaret Elizabeth s
Bowen, Jr. William Mason s
Buckley Helen Benedicta s
Mills John W s
Morton Laura Draper s
Powers Catherine Marie s
Robinson Louis Warner s
Saxon Bessie Hazel s
Vernon Lillian Jenness s



a = "Academic"
b = "Bookkeeping Course" (certificate)
c = "Classical"
co = "Commercial Department - Complete Course" (Diplomas)
n = "Normal Course"
s = "Stenography Course" (certificate)
sc = "Scientific Course"

Graduation: Chester High School 35th Annual Commencement

Tuesday June 22, 1909, 8:00 p.m.

Grand Opera House



Invocation: Rev. E. E. Ayres, D.D.


Address: Rev. Robert Ellis Thompson, D.D., President of the Boys' Central High School, Philadelphia


Presentation of Diplomas & Certificates: Wesley S. McDowell, President of the Board of Directors

Award of the Sproul Scholarship




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2002 John A. Bullock III.

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