Meet the 8th Grade graduating class of the Pine Grove school in 1949. We have IDs for about half the kids. Maybe we can fill in a few?
Principal M.L. Christensen
(L-R): Jane Miller, ?, ?, Betsy Gangwer, ?, Louise Moore, ?, ?, ?, Marlene Tonn, Jim Long, Betty Blackmer, ?, Marjory Willis, ?, Shirley Worth, ?, Sharon Webster, ?, Alice Lavoie
I agree with all those names as I knew most of them. Just wish I could fill in some more, but can't. This graduation was held in the Pine Grove Church, as there was no place large enough at that time in the school.
Principal was Maynard "Chris" Christensen. He was the husband of Madeline Wells.
Betsey Ganger was the daughter of Everett and Ruth Gangwer that lives where Glass Road goes into Hwy. 35.
Louise Moore was the daughter of Earl and Mary (Whitecotton) Moore.
Marlene Tonn lived on Thomsen Road. Her home was located where the rehab center was later located.
Jim Long was the son of John and Dorothea (Bunn) Long that lived at the top of Fir Mountain at Long Haven.
Betty Blackmer was the daughter of Ole and Hazel Blackmer. Resided on Eastside where it meets Glass (there where the big red barn is.)
Sharon Webster was the daughter of Roy Webster and resided on Dethman Ridge.
Shirley Worth's father was employed by the Lage family and they lived just north of the Pine Grove School on Eastside.
Alice Lavoie lived on Wells Drive.
Charlott on 29th January 2020 @ 7:14am
Assuming this must be at the Pine Grove Church?
JKG on 29th January 2020 @ 7:16am
Womens' head dress for 1949 shows the shift from women always wearing hats and the beginning of no hats for women. Wonder when the same happened for men.
nels on 29th January 2020 @ 3:39pm
memories of my grandmothers, Ella Sheldrake and Della Sheirbon, always include their wearing hats.....50s.
one of my new favorite exhibits at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center is a railroad dining car chair with a small shelf under the seat with peg for a man's hat. the peg to keep it from sliding off during train movement. I tell visitors, back in the day men always wore a hat but NOT to the dining table....
Arlen L Sheldrake on 29th January 2020 @ 6:40pm
Regarding Arlen's comment, a woman could not go to a church without a hat, never a man with, and at no time indoors where women were present
Kenn on 31st January 2020 @ 7:07pm