Jewell County Schools
Burr Oak High School Class of 1914
Below are newspaper articles about the Burr Oak High School class of 1914. The second article has been abstracted to avoid copyright violations.
Herald of June 4th, 1914:
The 1914 Commencement:
There was never a finer Commencement program given, in our
opinion by graduates of the Burr Oak School, than that at the opera
house last Friday evening by the
class of 1914.
The class of twelve members,
one of the largest ever produced by
consisted of six boys
and six girls. They are Pearl
Kern, Blanche Powell, Clifford
Wellman, Rial Oglevie, Lela
Smith, Homier Grubbs, Ethel Cole,
Harold Shores, Floye Fisher, Alvin Haworth, Myrtle Pixler and
Led by the superintendent of the
city school, Prof. Fred Eaton, they
marched on to the stiage; this had
been tastefully arranged with a
rustic effect, with branches of
trees, feme and foliage plants set
upon stumps with grass in the foreground. School pennants in the
of gold and white, hung
about, while across the stage appeared the motto "Impossible is
Un-American". A swing hung in
the center of the stage and before
this the graduates stood as they
delivered their orations.
Jewell County Record, June 3, 1964:
The 50th reunion of the Burr Oak High School class of 1914 was held at the annual
alumni reception May 29th, 1964
with all surviving members present.
Two of them, Myrtle Pixler and
Rial Oglevie, are deceased.
Members attending from the
greatest distance were Floye
(Fisher) Calahan from Lebanon,
Oregon and Alvin Haworth from
Yucaipa, California. Pearl Kern
came from Denver, Harold
Shares from Neligh, Nebr., Clifton
Buckles from Manhattan, Kans.,
and Blanche (Powell) Noble from
Superior, Nebr. Ethel (Cole) Powell, Clifford Wellman, Lela (Smith)
Decker and Homer Grubbs have
spent their entire lives in and
around Burr Oak, Kans.
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