Brian Shute, Ph.D., CCC
Speech-Language Pathologist
P.O. Box 30621
Spokane, WA 99223

Franklin Photo Exhibit/Gallery 1940s Volume 2
Article By: Brian Shute, Ph.D., CCC

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1940 Graduating Class

Row I: Jim Allen, Dorothy Freese, Lloyd Seahorn, William Snyder, Clifford Hult, Mary Jane Farnell, Ralph Anderson, Mariona Cromie
Row 2: Dorothy Walker, Beverly Murphy, Donna Cyer, Fat Corkery, Barbara N. [sic] Butch Hollingswath, Gracie Emery, Janet Johnson, Jack Belt, Betty Maabs
Row 3 : Bob Knight, Virginia Stifee, Jim Morgan

Teachers who were teaching at Franklin were written on the back of this photograph. They included: Clara A Gillard, Christie Reierson, Alice H. Winslow, Agnes Blomberg, Dorthea G. Rousseau, Edith Ogilvie, Laura M. Sperber, Austin M. Henry, R.R. Coolbaugh (Custodian)


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1940 Eight Years Together
Bottom Row : 1 Mary Jane Farnell, 2 Dorothy Freese, 3 Beverly Murphy, 4 Lloyd Seahorn, 5 Janet Johnson, 6 Ralph Anderson, 7 Gracie Emery, 8 Betty Maab (ink smeared for last name)
Top Row: 1 Donna Dyer, 2 Robert Hollingswath, 3 Cliffort Hult

Special thanks to Lloyd Seahorn for this and other photographs from this era.

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1945 Third Grade Class. Special thanks to Benita Mason (Blue) for this and many other pictures and names from this era.


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June, 1946 Council and Patrol. The principal was Austin Henry.

First row: Jay Jay Nooney, Maurice Hood, Jimmy Colby, Leroy Tarbet, ? Tom Haggerty, Peter Riley.
Second row: Benita Blue, ? Jo Anne Sutor, ?, Janice Brown, ?, Lynn Stewart, Jeanette Farley.
Third row: Dick Allen, ?, Skip Stewart, Evelyn Christen, Mary Shalkau, Christen Runkle, ?, Ronnie Davidson, ?.
Top row: Jerrine Chestnut, Phyllis Forker, ?, ?, Gunnard Johnson, Patty Haggarty, ?.

"I may have mispelled some of these names and do not know some of them - since I was in the fourth grade, most of them were BIG kids." BBM


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1946 Franklin Graduating Class, A Section.

Historical Note: During the 1940s there were many students who needed to be taught-- too many for the school. As a result, grades were split into "A and B Sections" and taught af different times. In fact, Franklin was the only school in the district with A/B Sections. This picture is of the Graduating A Section. Somewhere on the planet in a dusty chest, there is likely a B Section Photograph. Maybe you have it? Special thanks to Scott Stewart and Bud and Lynne (Stewart) Moore for this photograph.


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1946 Fourth Grade Class


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May, 1948 Sixth Grade Class

First Row: John Heinz, Jimmy Clement, David Knerr, Jay Jay Nooney, Donnie Ruffles.
Second Row: Bonnie Melius, Carol Miller, Theo Dillion Patsy Ives, JoAnn Nance, Patty Davis, Anita Bartoo, Betty Davis, Judy Yake.
Third Row: Reno Rupert, Ann Lawson, Joan Nord, Barbara Brown, Doreen Dodge, Marion Hansen, Marilyn McMacken, Kitty Lou Kenney, Joanna Tarkington, Joan Denoo, Benita Blue, Willie Ann Chapin.
Fourth Row: Stanton Ford, Ronald Crowe, Paul Hatcher.


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May 1949 Seventh Grade

Front row - Donnie Ruffles, Mike Skaer, Jimmy Clements, David Knerr, Paul Hatcher, Gary Wood, Jay Jay Nooney.
Second row - Barbara Brown, Theo Dillon, Marilyn McMackin, Kitty Lou Kenney, Joan Nord, Gwen Cauvel, Susan Melrose, Donna Crowe.
Third row - Carol Miller, Anita Bartoo, JoAnn Nance, Joanna Tarkington, Patsy Ives, Judy Yake, Ann Lawson, Betty Davis.
Fourth row - John Heinz, LaDonna Stallman, Reno Rupert, Joan Denoo, Patty Davis, Benita Blue Bonnie Melius, Dick Davis.


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