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Class of 1921

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Graduates Class of 1921
from book rescued from CA fire - graduation 6/18/21 - notes of Ethel McPherson; provided by Thelma Eye Brooks

Name Birth Parent Notes
Hazel Ernestine Allen 10/23/02 George Allen  
Eva Lucille Alley 5/6/04 Eldal H. Alley teacher S. Portland

Helen Gertrude Anderson

12/11/03 Herbert L. Anderson  
Dorothy Madeline Ash 9/22/02 Frank Ash m. John Ferries
Horace Atwood 8/1/04 A.S. Atwood Little Rock AK, name added by E. Mc.
Willard Levi Babb 10/16/02 Charles H. Babb  
Villa Frances Blaney 7/17/01 John Blaney b. 7/17/01 or 1/27/02
Ronald Hayes Butler 5/4/03 Rutherford Butler  
Barbara Ruth Casey 4/4/03 A.J. Casey  
Jennie Elizabeth Clark 10/29/02 Harley Clark  
Nettie Mae Doherty 7/20/03 William Doherty  
Nettie Gillis 5/31/03 H.C. Gillis  
Ruth Mary Goode 9/9/03 Mrs. Margaret Goode  
Thelma Margaret Goode 11/23/01 Harry E. Goode  
Tillie Annie Gordon 2/2/03 Joseph Gordon  
Charles Sherman Hanington 6/27/03 Frank Harrington Mrs. Tom Horton
Myrtle Mae Hill 3/20/03 Ernest Hill  
Winnifred Marion Hughes 8/8/03 William Hughes m. Bert Stuart in MA
Harold Vernon Jewett 9/7/04 Reed V. Jewett lawyer, Harvard Law School
Margaret Grace Leddy 6/7/02 John Leddy  
Benjamin DeWolf Mann 6/11/03 William E. Mann  
Helen McCullough 6/21/03 Mrs. Lou McCullough m. Frank McLain
Carrie Louise McGregor 6/27/03 Mrs. H.B. McGregor  
Mary Jane McGuire 4/23/01 John McGuire m. Alston Smith, Rockland
Theo Joseph McLain 11/7/03 George W. McLain  
Marie Hill Mitchell 7/3/--- William Mitchell  
Mildred Veronica Noonan 5/9/01 Mrs. Janie Noonan  
Emma Ritchie Penaligan 8/24/02 Mrs. Gertrude Penaligan  
Edna Alice Phelan 12/2/03 Fred Phelan  
Mildred Aney Scott 11/26/04 Wesley E. Scott  
Hilda Gladys Shephard 7/21/02 W.H. Shephard  
Geneva Annie Stanhope 7/4/03 Mrs. H.W. Stanhope m. LeRoy Sadler
Mina Grace Sullivan 3/27/04 Asa H. Sullivan m. Harry Gay
Gertrude Ethel Taylor 1/15/04 Mrs. Lyman Spencer  
Nancy Vesta Varnum 12/8/02 Earl Varnum  
Mabel Elinior Wade 6/25/03 E. J. Wade  
Joel Foster Wellington 1/8/02 Mrs. Charles Lyford m. Bertha Mainel, Taffs Dental College
Ruth Loouise Young 3/15/03 William H. Young  
Listed at end of class of 1924 Alice Manson 12/28/04 R[alph] E. Manson Entered CA 5/27/20, spent 1st 3 years in Gardiner school. Commercial Coourse - teacher Calais Grade School; m. ___Rhodes & William Murdock
Glendon Richary Ayer 8/19/02 Quinton Ayer left 1921, m. Olive Barnard

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Eva Alley, 90, of Pond Road, a Latin teacher at South Portland High School for many years, died Thursday at a Portland hospital. She was born in Eastport, a daughter of Eldad and Edith Randall Alley, and attended schools there. She was a graduate of Calais Academy and Colby College in Waterville, where she received her bachelor's degree with Phi Beta Kappa honors in 1925. She received her master's degree from the University of Maine in 1935. She also attended Middlebury College. [Maine Sunday Telegraph, Portland ME 6/12/1994]

Nettie Mae Doherty - After graduating from Calais Academy, she went on to become a normal school teacher and later to become purchasing agent for Brockton Hospital in Brockton MA. She died in 1974. She had one child, William Fornaciari.

Tillie A. Gordon Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Harold V. Jewett Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Myrtle Hill Glidden Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 022811 

Alice Manson Murdock Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 120509

Theo McLain.  "Border Loses Two Sportsmen" - The border area lost two distinguished former sportsmen and community supporters over the weekend with the passing of Theo McLain of Calais and George Lowe of St. Stephen. Mr. McLain, who was a correspondent for the "Courier" for many years, was in his 75th year.... Mr. McLain passed away at his Calais residence on March 10. Mr. McLain was born in Milltown, Maine, the son of George and Emma (Chapais) McLain and resided in the Calais area all of his life. A retired U.S. postal worker, Mr. McLain was a popular singer and athlete in his youth and was a very active individual until the time of his death.
Playing catcher's position on the famous St. Croix baseball team of the 1930s, Mr. McLain helped lead it to both the New Brunswick Championship and the Maritime Championship in each of the seven years that he was on the club. The entire team of that era is enshrined in the Sports Hall of Fame. A former teammate, Harry Boles of St. Stephen, remembers that "He was very popular with the team. He was captain for several years, and we all liked him." Willard Babb, who worked in the U.S. Postal Service with Mr. McLain agreed with Mr. Boles about the effect that his former co-worker had on people. "I don't think anybody could ever say anything bad about him." Mr. McLain was a familiar sight to Calais residents as he delivered their mail for 38 years, until his retirement in 1966. Harley Clark, the present Assistant Post-Master, described Mr. McLain as being "quite the man. He was always very cooperative and dedicated." Mr. McLain wrote the 'Calais Briefs' for the 'St. Croix Courier' for a number of years and, according to senior 'Courier' staff member Evelyn Perkins, "Theo was very popular and always knew what was going on. He had fantastic coverage of events." Mr. McLain is survived by his wife, Marjorie Pender McLain, Calais; three daughters, Mrs. Peter (Gail) Berry of Stuttgart, West Germany, Miss Linda and Miss Paula McLain, both of Calais; one brother, George McLain of Houlton; one sister, Mrs. Florence Dubay of Montpelier. [St. Croix Courier provided by Susan (McGarrigle) Esposito] 

Helen Locke Mitchell, 68, died 28 Nov 1971 in Farmingdale. Born 11 Dec 1903 in Calais daughter of Heber F. & Annie (McGraw) Anderson, Graduated Calais Academy & Shaw’s Business College in Augusta. Survived by Husband, Harold S. Mitchell, Farmingdale, three brothers; W. John Anderson, Greensboro NC, H. Carles Anderson, Boothbay, sister Anne E. McLaughlin, one step-daughter, Mrs. Douglas Hickson, Ann Arbor, Mich. She was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Farmington. [From Calais Advertiser of 9 Dec 1971, provided by Thelma Eye Brook]

Mabel Wade Harmon Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks.] 022811 

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