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Class of 1905

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Graduates Class of 1905  

Vera Pearl Adams Chadwick Ellen Douglas Bates Harold Hitchings Burbank
Howard Kenneth Dyer Helen Eary Fox Luella May Grover
Virginia Harrison Hume Robert Harrison Kirkpatrick Ida Woods McCoy
Grace McCullough Ralph Bernard McGinn Laura Ethel McKusick
Ella Jane McVay Harold Hale Murchie Florence Louise Randall
  Ethel Pearla Rourke  

Helen Fox was Valedictorian and Harold Burbank was Salutatorian.
 My Aunt Pearl was noted as "Honors in Gen. Scholarship."

Red Beach High School Graduates

Katie Boyden Willard Bunker Arthur Cook
Kathleen Glidden Annie Keating Annie Stinson
Kathleen was Valedictorian and Katie was Salutatorian.

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Who Were the Class of 1905 by Linda Shufflebean (pdf document)  
Note from Linda - "Only two of these people have known descendants today and 3 others have possible descendants. That seems very strange to me that of 16 people who lived to adulthood 11 have no descendants."

Harold Murchie. Most Worshipful Harold H. Murchie, the fifty-ninth Grand Master was born at Calais, Maine, March 8, 1888, the son of George A. and Cora H. (Harmon) Murchie. He attended the Calais Academy from which he graduated in 1905. Four years later he was graduated from Dartmouth College with the degree of A. B., and in 1912 he graduated from Harvard Law School with the degree of L. L. B. On graduating from the law school he entered immediately into the practice of his profession. He was Assistant Attorney General of Maine in 1913 and 1914; County Attorney for Washington County, 1925-1926-1927; Representative to the State Legislature, 1919-1921; State Senator, 1929-1931-1933, and was President of the Maine Senate in 1933. In 1940 he was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court. He is a Director of the Maine Central Railroad. Most Worshipful Brother Murchie was made a Mason in Bethlehem Lodge of Augusta, March 31, 1913, from which he dimitted and affiliated with St. Croix Lodge at Calais in 1916, and was its Master in 1922. He was made a Royal Arch Mason in Cushnoc Chapter of Augusta, May 22, 1913, from which he dimitted and became a member of St. Croix Chapter at Calais, January 4, 1916. Became a Royal and Select Master in Alpha Council at Hallowell, April 15, 1914, dimitting therefrom he became a member of St. Croix Council, September 30, 1920. He was knighted in Trinity Commandery, Augusta, November 7, 1913, from which he took his dimit and became a member of Hugh de Payens Commandery, January 28, 1916. In the Scottish Rite he is a member of the Eastern Star Lodge of Perfection and Palestine Council, Princes of Jerusalem at Bangor, and Bangor Chapter of Rose Croix, Maine Consistory, Thirty-second Degree in Portland, and was made an Honorary Member of the Supreme Council, Thirty-third Degree in 1941. [http://www.mainemasonrytoday.com]

Thank you to Linda Stufflebean for the photo, roster of graduates, and program. Can anyone identify the students? Linda's grandaunt, Vera Pearl Adams Chadwick, is pictured in the group. As she was born 18 Sept 1887. Ella McVay became a 5th grade teacher at Calais Academy.
Kate McKusick identified her great Aunt, Ethel Laura McKusick, as the diminutive girl center back row. 
Harold Murchie - center row, far right
Harold Hitchings Burbank - center of middle row
Pearl Chadwick - right of Harold Burbank
Helen Eary Fox - left of Harold Burbank
Ellen Douglas Bates - front row on the far left - great aunt of Andrea Brooks Moore .


     CA1905PearlGraduation.jpg (58294 bytes)  CA1905PearlsFriends.jpg (93718 bytes) First 2 photos Pearl Chadwick, 3rd photo are Pearl's friends 

-Class of 1905

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