Class of 1899

Greenwood, WI High School

Courtesy of the Greenwood, WI Public Library

This halftone shows the Greenwood High School to the southwest of town. The cut is made from a camera picture taken last spring by William Dawes, and is printed on the Greenwood High School Special Tablet, sold by the City Drug store. It is with courtesy of their manager, Alfred Kristiansen, that we are able to give Gleaner readers the view. Greenwood Gleaner, Sept. 13, 1901, pg. 1 (Transcribed by Janet Schwarze).

During the summer of 1881, a new building replaced "The Red School House." It was designed for a graded school and cost 7,000. One teacher was hired and as the population grew, more were added. In 1894 a high school department was organized with B. O. Dodge serving as principle. English, German and Agriculture were offered and in 1898, Eva Miller and Mabel Varney became the first graduates.

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Early Greenwood High School Classroom (circa 1895)


Anderson, Birdie (Birdie)

Hansen, Lena

Hunt, Fay

Meek, Hugh

Miller, Bride

Miller, Alice

Miller, Ross

Thompson, Margaret

Wollenburg, Ferdinand

Alumni Notes from an early high school annual


Birdie Anderson (lives on claim), Conrad, MT; Mabel Rossman (teacher), Duluth, MN; Margaret Thompson (Mrs. F. W. Anderson), Chippewa Falls, WI; Fay Hunt (Mrs. C. H. Brown), Loyal, WI; Ferdinard Wollenburg (farmer), Hartline, WA; Sena (Lena) Hanson, Greenwood, WI; Hugh Meeks (conductor, Soo Line), Stevens Point, WI; Alice Miller (Mrs. J. Blanchard); Ross Miller; Birdie Miller

Alumni Notes from the 1910 Greenwood H. S. Annual (The Quiver)


Birdie Anderson resides on her homestead near Conrad, Montana.

Lena Hanson is teaching the primary room in the public school of Tomahawk, Wisconsin.

Mrs. McIrwin (Bride Miller) is making her home with her sister, Mrs. Joseph Alexander, Wenatchee, Washington.

Mrs. J. Blanchard (Alice Miller) lives in Park Falls, Wis.

Ross Miller is a civil engineer in Pierre, South Dakota.

Hugh Meek is a conductor on the Soo Line, Chicago division, and runs out of North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Mabel Rossman is the primary teacher in the public schools of Greenwood, Wisconsin.

Mrs. F. W. Anderson (Margaret Thompson) lives in Greenwood, Wisconsin.

Ferdinand Wollenberg is a prosperous farmer on a large wheat ranch near Riby, Washington.

Mrs. C. H. Brown (Fay Hunt) is living at the present time with her mother in Greenwood, Wis., while her husband is prospecting in Canada.



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