Saturday, June 02, 2018
The Graduating Class of Sandusky High School, 1872
Pictured above are several members of
’s graduating class of 1872. In the
front row are: Lula Hayes; Sarah Lawler; Charles McLouth and Antonia Springer.
In the middle row are: Hattie Miller; Frank Barker; Emma Hages; Robert Walsh
and Eunice Williams. In the back row are: Ella Rayl ; Alex Camp; Emma Alder;
Hattie Keech; Henry Moore; Laura Wetherell; Alice Kinney and Ella Kelham. Sandusky High
By 1876, Ella Kelham was an elementary school teacher for Sandusky City Schools. Frank Barker became the city clerk of
and he married Laura Cooke, the
niece of Civil War financier Jay Cooke. ( Sandusky Barker Street in was named for Frank Barker’s
ancestors.) Hattie Keech was the daughter of Sandusky businessman and philanthropist, C.C.
Keech. She would go on to marry Edmund H. Zurhorst, who was very active in politics in Sandusky . Alice Kinney was the daughter of
newspaper publisher J.C. Kinney, and Alex Camp’s ancestors were instrumental in
the founding of the city of Sandusky .
These students were all born before the Civil War, and most lived well into the
twentieth century. They saw many changes
in technology in their lifetimes. Sandusky
To see more historical photographs from
Sandusky and Erie
County, visit the , on the lower
level of the Sandusky Library. Sandusky Library