May 1913 – Eight Students Graduate From FHS

The city praised the graduating students with an automobile parade and banquet at the Eagle Hall.  Gilbert Follansbee was in attendance.  The following day, the students attended an inter-denominational service held at the Methodist Episcopal church. The sermon to the class was delivered by Rev. T. C. Pears of the First Presbyterian Church.   Rev. Norman W. Philips of the Christian Church read the scripture and the benediction was given by the Rev. A. Cremonesi of the Italian Presbyterian mission.   The eight graduates were Elmer Jackson, Helen Krager, Zelda Richardson, Mildred Parry, Guilym Jones, Robert Davies, Mamie Grossman, and Lynn Gill.

The graduates occupied a front pew as the address to the class was delivered by Prof. W.B. Taylor, vice president of Bethany College. He took as his theme “The Dreamers.”

The Salutatory was delivered by Helen Gertrude Krager.  The valedictory address was given by Guilym Jones.   The instrumental music for the commencement was by the Imperial Orchestra of Steubenville.

  • Mill Towns Review, “Second Annual Banquet of Follansbee High..,” May 30, 1913. p. 4.
  • Mill Towns Review, “Diplomas Given To 8 Graduates, “May 30, 1913, front page.