Belle’s Box – 2-48

This entry is part [part not set] of 342 in the series Belle's Box

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here. The cast of characters is located here. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book two, hence the 2-xx numbering.

Item 48 is a graduation invitation





The Class of 1909

of the

Newaygo High School

request the honor of your presence at the

Class Day


Commencement Exercises

Wednesday and Thursday Evenings

June 23 and 24

Open House

8 o’clock

Baccalaureate Address

Congregation Church

Sunday Evening, June 20

Rev D. Truman

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Belle’s niece, Laila Carter, graduated in this class, which had thirteen members. Laila was a daughter of Andrew and Emily (Lamunion) Carter.  The family resided in Ashland Township, so it is likely that Lalia had to board with a family in Newaygo to attend school.  It was not uncommon for rural girls to board “in town” in order to attend high school.
I find the class motto interesting, “Not by Dream, but by the Hammer and Forge”. I guess this was a hard working bunch.

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