Jackson County, Illinois

COURSE OF STUDY - Murphysboro High School - Early 1900s

First Year

Required - English, Algebra, Physical Geography

Choose one - Ancient History, Latin, German

Second Year

Required - English, Algebra (half year), Geometry (half year), Botany

Choose one - Mediaeval and Modern History, Latin, German

Third Year

English (not required if taking Latin or German), Physics, Geometry (half year), English History

Choose One and One-Half - Industrial History (half year), Solid Geometry (half year), Pysiology (half Year), Latin, German

Fourth Year

Required - English, History United States and Civil Government (half year)

Choose Two - Trigononmetry (half year), Arithmetic (half year), chemistry, Latin, Zoology (half year)
 
 

CLASS OF 1902 MURPHYSBORO TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL

Armstrong, Anna Atkinson, John Burroughs, Maude
Clark, Lelia  Deason, Ellery Etherton, Winnie 
Fraser, Thomas   Jennings, Lelia   Kimmel, Gertrude
 Pierson, Nellie Qualls, Guy  Smith, Margaret
  Spiller, Pearl Stephens, Myrtle  Tygett, Elbert

 

CLASS OF 1903 MURPHYSBORO TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL

Bullard, Gerald Cleland, Scott Fager, Ruby
Imhoff, Ralph Lucier, Clara Morgan, Clarence 
Newkirk, Edith  Pigott, William  Stein, Margaret
 Whittenberg, Pearl  Williams, Thomas

 

CLASS OF 1904 MURPHYSBORO TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL

Baldwin, Ruby Cotter, May  Cotter, Valentine
Delano, Chester Essick, Raymond Henson, Claude
 Hodson, Charles  Kendall, Lillian  Kimmell, John
 Newkirk, Leonard  Parks, Dwight Sanguin, Harry
  Schrader, Fred  Steele, Elmer

These were the first three graduating classes of the High School. The School was opened September 9, 1901 and the following were the first teachers: Ellis H. Rogers, Principal, Mathematics; Mrs. Kate Chapman, Assistant Principal, Latin and History; Roscoe C. McCormick, Science; Miss Aneta Baldwin, English, French and Vocal Music. At the end of the first semester another teacher, Miss Harriet E. Jenkins, was added to the staff. She was assistant in Mathematics and History.

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