Liberty Township Historical Society - Selma Grads 1941-1945
1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor
1942 - Declaration of United Nations
1943 - Withholding tax introduced; Rogers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" debuts on Broadway
1944 - FDR re-elected; Anne Frank & family sent to concentration camps
1945 - Hiroshima and Nagasaki; V-J Day; FDR dies, Truman becomes President
Selma School Graduates 1941-1945
1941 - Ralph Acord, Elizabeth Barlow, Mary Jane Bergdoll, Martha Edith Clark, Eddie Danner, Joanna Davison, Frances Dews, Virginia Falls, Betth Ferguson, Keith Gibbons, Margaret Gibbons, Fred Haisley, Marjorie Huffer, Helen Hall, Kenneth Ireland, John M. Juett, Glorian Kalil, Dorothy Lewis, Betty Livingston, Maxine Patty, Paul Rager, Doris Ruble, Eileen Ruble, Carl Scott, Helen Sutherland, Anita Swingley, Celia Strong, Merlin Thomas, Mary Tuttle
1942 - Esther May Arthur, Edwin Boggs, Betty Bowers, Joe Bowers, Everett Brown, Jim Campbell, Tom Chilton, Howard Claspell, Martha Jeanne Coon, Martha Cox, Jeune Danner, Martha Doyle, Wildarose Engle, Dewey Foster, Phil France, Robert Griffey, Anna Mae Howell, Madonna Howell, Phyllis Johnson, Mary Jo Kalil, Arlene Keesling, John Langdon, Paul Main, Robert Myers, Dorothea Reed, Charles Ruble, Earl Ruble, Lowell Shroyer, Larry Small, Jim Smidley, Jim Stanley, Versal Thomas, Jr. Van Skyock, Jeannett Walker, Rondeau Yount
1943 - Adele Brown, Harold Cassell, Frank Chilton, Clarabelle Christopher, John Davis, Norma Dews, Rosemary France, Elizabeth Gilland, Howard Head, Alice Hitchcock, Anna Hitchcock, Beulah Hodson, Annabel Humbert, Marjorie Johnson, Martha Jones, Betty Ruth Langdon, Jean Marker, Jack Reed, Bob Smith, Pattie Smith, Patricia Swander, Verl Weaver
1944 - Madonna Davison, Shirley Davison, Betty Hall, Claire Johnson, William Keesling, William Langdon, Robert Larrowe, Kenneth Main, Betty Mitchell, Nola Oren Robert Pittenger, Virginia Sheward, Ruth Smith, Patricia Strong, June Van Skyock, Dale Van Skyock, Sam Williams, Joan Worl
1945 - Anna Arthur, Robert Boggs, Betty Campbell, Douglas Chalfant, Wanda Chapman, Wilma Conner, Evelyn Dotson, Jim France, Virginia Gaines, Jean Garner, John Gibson, Howard Gustin, Ronald Madill, Ermalee Mills, Frances Parish, Violet Patterson, Alice Rinker, Elizabeth Ruble, Robert Scott, Eugene Sheward, Don Shumaker, Joan Stout, Betty Tatman, Joan Thomas, Charles Turner, Luther Wells, Gerald Wulff
What do you know about the graduates of 1941-1945?
Joan Stout- 1945
Joan Stout Broadstreet was my Grandmother. I remember her talking about early Selma and how she went to the Teachers College at Ball State. She married Shirley "Bud" Broadstreet, my Grandfather, and they had 4 children; Jan, Jill, Ned and my mom Tanya. Grandma Joan (2008) and Grandpa Bud (1998) have both passed away. I miss them dearly.
Martha Edith Clark, 1941
I sat here today with Martha Clark Cress and she reminisced about various classmates. Somehow, Martha is not listed in the alumni list of the 1967 Retro, nor is she in Wayne Cox's book. I've seen her diploma, and her photo is in the 1941 Aurora, so I wanted to make sure she is listed as a Selma School graduate. Her brother, Don Clark, graduated in 1940.
Ellen Joan Thomas
Called Jo or Joan (pronounced JoAnn), she was a "yell leader" at Selma School. She is also my mother-in-law, but she passed away before I could meet her. I do see a resemblance to her in my children, especially my daughter. I wish I could have known her. Joan graduated from Selma in 1945.
Joan Stout, 1945
Ellen Joan Thomas, 1945
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