This Week In Local History: 1927 photo shows Ransom school students


Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



Pusey (John R. Hiller) is captured by Mimsy (Roz Peck) and Aunt Hettie (Rita Julius) in a scene from the Abington Players’ 1966 production of ‘The Girls in 509.’


Abington Journal file photos

Representatives of the winning entries in the Abington Area Bicentennial Banner Contest in 1976, from left, first row, Brant Schuller and Christopher Walsh, Cub Pack 160. Second row, Sister Kathleen Kelly, Sister Dorah Stiles, Myrna Diven, Regina Bennett, Roxanna Trump, Ruth Park, Margaret Reese and Mary Price.


Abington Journal file photos

Ransom School students in 1927, from left, first row, Charles Huggler, Marion Vanderberg, Ralph Smith, Mary Turner, Elmer Schultheis, William Schultheis, Harold Richards and Louise Degilio Winters. Second row, Rose Degilio Lloyd, Ruth LaCoe, Margaret McCabe Corselius, Ethel Felker Maye and Lawrence Richards.


Abington Journal file photos

1966 — The Abington Players were getting ready to present “The Girls in 509” at the Waverly Community House. Cast members John R. Hiller, Roz Peck and Rita Julius appeared in a photo promoting the play in the Abington Journal. The Abington Junior Women’s Club was selling tickets and Mr. and Mrs. James Bunnell were co-chairs of the event.

1976 — An Abington Area Bicentennial Banner Contest was held at the Clarks Summit Presbyterian Church, with nearly 100 entries. Awards were given in six categories.

The Abington Community Library won in the business category for its entry “Literature, Paths to America’s Culture”; Cub Scout Pack 160 won in the youth organizations category for “Horizons U.S.A.; Hope for the Future”; Grade 6-1 of Our Lady of Peace School won for the best school banner, with “Something to Explode About”; The Nebesney and Peter Price families won in the families category for their entry “Freedom from Fear”; the Abington Welcome Wagon won for the best club entry with “America, People Meeting People” and Sisters of Saint Gabriel’s Retreat House won for the best church banner with “The Spirit of ‘76, In God We Trust.”

1986 — The photo of the week came from even further back in the area’s history, to 1927, with a shot of students standing outside the old Ransom School. Those in the photo included Charles Huggler, Marion Vanderberg, Ralph Smith, Mary Turner, Elmer Schultheis, William Schultheis, Harold Richards, Louise Degilio Winters, Rose Degilio Lloyd, Ruth LaCoe, Margaret McCabe Corselius, Ethel Felker Maye and Lawrence Richards.

Pusey (John R. Hiller) is captured by Mimsy (Roz Peck) and Aunt Hettie (Rita Julius) in a scene from the Abington Players’ 1966 production of ‘The Girls in 509.’
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_ABJ-LH-0413-1966.jpgPusey (John R. Hiller) is captured by Mimsy (Roz Peck) and Aunt Hettie (Rita Julius) in a scene from the Abington Players’ 1966 production of ‘The Girls in 509.’ Abington Journal file photos

Representatives of the winning entries in the Abington Area Bicentennial Banner Contest in 1976, from left, first row, Brant Schuller and Christopher Walsh, Cub Pack 160. Second row, Sister Kathleen Kelly, Sister Dorah Stiles, Myrna Diven, Regina Bennett, Roxanna Trump, Ruth Park, Margaret Reese and Mary Price.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_ABJ-LH-0413-1976.jpgRepresentatives of the winning entries in the Abington Area Bicentennial Banner Contest in 1976, from left, first row, Brant Schuller and Christopher Walsh, Cub Pack 160. Second row, Sister Kathleen Kelly, Sister Dorah Stiles, Myrna Diven, Regina Bennett, Roxanna Trump, Ruth Park, Margaret Reese and Mary Price. Abington Journal file photos

Ransom School students in 1927, from left, first row, Charles Huggler, Marion Vanderberg, Ralph Smith, Mary Turner, Elmer Schultheis, William Schultheis, Harold Richards and Louise Degilio Winters. Second row, Rose Degilio Lloyd, Ruth LaCoe, Margaret McCabe Corselius, Ethel Felker Maye and Lawrence Richards.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_ABJ-LH-0413-1986.jpgRansom School students in 1927, from left, first row, Charles Huggler, Marion Vanderberg, Ralph Smith, Mary Turner, Elmer Schultheis, William Schultheis, Harold Richards and Louise Degilio Winters. Second row, Rose Degilio Lloyd, Ruth LaCoe, Margaret McCabe Corselius, Ethel Felker Maye and Lawrence Richards. Abington Journal file photos

Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

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