With my mother’s move to Florida I inherited a bunch of family “stuff”. I got several pieces of furniture, an old trunk, glassware and even my 2nd great-grandmother’s spittoon. I also got newspaper clippings, framed pictures and photo albums.
One of the pictures is a class photo of Sparks High School in 1937. Sparks High School was located in Sparks, Baltimore County, Maryland. The original school, which opened in 1909, was named Agricultural High School. Around 1920 the name was changed to Sparks High School and in 1953 the school was converted to an elementary school and Hereford High School opened.
My maternal grandmother Margaret Adelina Pisani is in the 3rd row, 4th from the right (she was 16, and depending on exactly when the photo was taken, perhaps pregnant with her first child). The defiant looking lad in the middle of the front row is my great uncle Charles Angelo Pisani (age 17).
The back of the cardboard photo frame has a handwritten list of everyone in the photo. All names below are spelled as-is from the photo.
From left to right, back row: Frances Eicholtz, Rose Mary Wier, Ruth Shelly, Mary Jane Sattler, Esther Wisner, Nell McGraw, Rosalie Nash, Dagmar Monson, Gladys Foster, Margot Robinson, Irene Thompson, Louise Hale, Armide Chilcoat, Virginia Bortner, Dorothy Peregoy
From left to right, 3rd row: Dorothy Ensor, Amelia Skipper, Irene Childress, Elaine Carr, Elizabeth Whiteford, Harry Fehl, Charlotte Bond, Harry Ryan, Elva Miller, Aileen Mays, Muriel Fuller, Adelina Pisani, Agertha Swam, Frances Wilhelm, Angela Wilson
From left to right, 2nd row: Jean Kerr, Edgar Thompson, Lillian Miller, Harry Stilz, Ferne Rodamar, Bernard Forbes, Miss Litsinger, Virginia Garrett, Kemp Beaumont, Mary Miller, Josh Ensor
From left to right, front row: Jack Wier, Charles Cross, Jim Coburn, Edward Ryan, Charles Pisani, William Hurst, Gordon Cumming, John Calhoun, Eugene Sattler