CLASS OF 1931 PHOTO

                                               Submitted by the children of Wilburm M. Lowe, Jr.               

       

        

I sent the photo to Shelley in response to her request of when my Dad graduated from Minden High. I searched through his old records( Dad died in 2000 and I now live in his house and am the current keeper of his records) and found that picture. My brother, I and others looked at it and determined that Dad was the third from the top left slightly hidden behind a girl. We don't know who any of the rest are though my brother knows some of his friends name that probably are in the picture. It's actually a year earlier than he should have graduated. Our grandmother told us one time that Dad went to school during the summer a couple of years so he could graduate early and did.   The reason for Patsy Lowe's name on the email is I sent it from her house. We are alternating staying with her lately. Mom (Patsy Lowe) is still living (will be 91 April 8, 2008). She did not go to Minden High, she went to Evergreen. Due to her advance age and current mental state she wouldn't be much help identifying anyone in the picture. We've asked her recently about some family photos and she had trouble identify them. Some of which my brother and I were fairly sure of. It's unfortunate that those early graduation photos were not labeled as to who was where. A problem we've notice with our own family photos. We're working on those as fast as we can.   You might be interested in an original Grig for the year 1936 I found in Dad's stuff though I don't know why he would have had that year. Also, I've posted the graduation picture on my website in case anyone needs another source of it.   Will (Wilburn M. Lowe III) Born in 1942     I also found this:   A picture of Dad taken about 9 years after that graduation (Feb 5 1940). See that twinkle in his eye, I came two years later,1942)

Wilburn M. Lowe III

 

What a beautiful graduation class picture – and all the girls had bouquets – the invitation was even beautiful – I loved it!

 Jennie Kennon, Class of 1957

 

                                                

                                   Wilburn M. Lowe, Jr. taken 9 years after graduation on Feb. 5, 1940

                                                        Born October 1, 1915 Died August 5, 2000

                            Dad was buried at Evergreen cemetery. He was not a veteran. He signed up for the draft but was never called.

    

                                                                                                                         And this:                                                                A friend of Dad's (James Biles) graduation anouncement for the year 1932.                                           

James Biles was the ex father-in-law to my cousin Barbara Lynn Langheld. Barbara married James "Bubb" Biles, Jr. They had one son, Carret Biles. He passed away less than a year ago. (2007)  Bubb remarried and lives in England with his wife and their daughter. 

Identified by LeVerne Langheld Kidd

           

             First Submitted by Joan Wiley Luck, Resubmitted and Identified by Sue Ann Richardson Kinsey

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I remember Mr./Judge James Bolin, and his wife Mrs. J. E. Bolin, (Mary) seated... but I can't recall her maiden name...Frank Norman, daughter, Frankie, was in our class of '57....Katie Drew Carey was Richard Carey's Mom....Mrs. Gertrude Alsobrook and Mrs. R. D Hinton were sister.. Mrs.. Alsobrook  taught our daughter, Sabrina, first grade..   Joyce Humphries Carey's Dad's initial's were J. C. Humphries.. the lady below is Mrs. Gilbert Humphries...

Her Mom's name was Bernice. She went to school in Arkansas. They didn't move to Minden until her Dad was made manager of Nicholas 5 & dime when she was in the 1st. grade. I can't remember Mrs. Humphries maiden name.                                             Identified  by  LeVerne Langheld Kidd

.................................................................................................................................................................     Mrs. Alsobrook, Mrs. Don Hinton, and Mrs. Davidson Brown were sisters I believe. Mrs. Brown taught English @ MHS. They were friends of my Mother, Katie Drew Carey. Mrs. Alsobrook was the 1st grade teach for many of us at Richardson Elementary. She was such a kind person.  I noticed the serious nature of those in the 1931 graduation picture.  Considering what this group of people was going through with the Great Depression, it is understandable that they were a little more serious than were we 30-35 years later.  TD Carey

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I asked someone at the funeral yesterday about the 3 RATHBUN sisters: Mrs. Alsobrook, Mrs. Don Hinton, Mrs. Rolene Brown.  That is the last name.    Dr. Tom D. Carey

 


Surprise!  I found her on the Minden Memories site... LOL  

She was a red head, and cute as I remembered.  The picture does
verify she was good looking...so my memory was right. 

Nolan

    Agree.  She was very pretty Nolan.

  Scroll to the right to see the entire photo.   Submitted by Nolan Bailey, Class of 1957     Was Carolyn Murph, the Mom of Robert and Ronald Miller who married Talmadge Dutton?