||Edwin B. Worthen Collection
|Date of photo
||Lexington High School graduating class, 1897.
"This brings us down to more recent times - only 40 years ago . I do not know whether this class marked the passing of the old era or the beginning of a new era - but it certainly marked something. There had been sickness and changes in the teaching force and a change, satisfactory to the class at least, in the School Committee. The class devoted considerable of its energies during the four years to having a good time - both in school and out. In that it made a record equalled by no succeeding class. There were 17 (16?) to graduate and that was a record too, for the class of 1893 had but 11 to graduate and the class of 1894 had 6. It served notice to the Town that a new high school couldn't be put off indefinitely.
The young people in the class are:
IN FRONT AT LEFT: Bertha Wright, Constance Willard, Fanny Tower, Hattie French, Gertrude Dacy (Mrs. Mara).
IN MIDDLE: Ethel Cox (Mrs. Steele), Edith Cox (Mrs. Edward Hutchinson), Amy Taylor.
REAR AT LEFT ON POST: George E. Foster, Edward Wheaton, Alice Woodward, Molly Doran, Arthur Redman, Bessie Buckley, Edwin Worthen, Louis L. Crone"
||Buckley, Bessie K.
Crone, Louis L.
Doran, Molly S.
Foster, George E.
French, Harriet "Hattie"
Redman, Arthur P.
Taylor, Amy Ethel
Tower, Fanny M.
Wheaton, Edward G.
Worthen, Edwin B., Sr.
Wright, Bertha Locke
||Lexington High School class of 1897
High school students
||Lexington High School graduating class, 1897