School Days, Calais, Maine 1905

1905 must be my lucky year. I found another photo, this of the high school graduating class of Calais High School, Maine among items I inherited from my cousin, Charles Chadwick. This, just a few days after my post about the elementary school class pictures in Hobart, Oklahoma in 1905, 1906, and 1907.

CalaisME1905GraduatesCalais Academy Class of 1905

This photograph is actually quite large – perhaps 12 inches by 18 inches. I no longer have the photo because I mailed it back to its proper home – Calais, Maine – which has a Calais High School Alumni  site documenting as many Calais High School/Calais Academy graduates as they can find.

Only two young ladies have been identified in the unmarked photo. Vera Pearl Adams who married Perce Chadwick is seated in the center row, third from the left. Ethel Laura McKusick is the petite young lady standing in the back row, also third from the left.

I even have a copy of the program with the names of the sixteen graduates, but that hasn’t helped:

1905CalaisHSGradProgramCalais Academy Class of 1905

Plus, one of them, Harold Hale Murchie, became Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Court. I found two photos of Harold on line, one when he was a toddler and the other in his later years. Neither has helped identify him from among the five males in the senior class. I think he may be the young man in the center of the picture, but I am not sure.

I have been drawn in by all of these faces and I’m going to see if I can put any more of these names to these graduates!

One thought on “School Days, Calais, Maine 1905”

  1. Andrea Brooks Moore found the same picture. Ellen Douglas Bates is in the front row on the far left. She is her great aunt. If you have anymore information, you can e-mail me and I can pass the information on to her. Andrea also was wondering how to find out who the rest of the graduates are.

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