Philippi High School
Graduation Class 1920s
Submitted by Gerald Baughman,
I got this picture from my aunt Marie Baughman of North Philippi. It
was accompanied by a note from a long-time family friend and former Philippi
resident, Lynn Wilson. Mr. Wilson's note says that it is a Philippi High
School class taken on the steps of the OLD high school, and contains many
mutual friends. Unfortunately, he did not identify anyone in the picture, but I think the
fourth boy from the right (no necktie) may be my uncle Gerald "G" Baughman.
Uncle G was born in 1904, placing the picture around 1921.
I found a list of the students prepared years ago by my father, Arnett Baughman.
Seeing the names, I recognize several of the faces as prominent members of the community
when I grew up there: lawyers, businessmen, our family doctor, and several South Philippi
neighbors in addition to my uncle Gerald "G" Baughman.
Front Row, left to right: Paul Ware, Hilda Hinds, Ruth Kerr, ___Stalnaker, Icie Bartlett,
Irma Ruckman, Hazel Harsh, Margaret Woodford, Isabel Manown, Pauline Watson.
Second Row: Aubrey Janes, Dayton Stemple, Hu Meyers, Gaston Coyner, Helen Woodford,
Superintendent O.J.Woodford (behind), Aldine Shaw, Neva Jackson, Emily Crawford,
Sadie Woodford, ___Fridley, Odie May Poling, Glenna McDaniel, Teacher Kathleen Poling,
Franklin Murphy, Gerald Baughman, Aubry Boyles, Camden O'Neal, Ralph Ware.
Third Row: Audrey Poling, Pauline Weekly, Margaret Davis, -and three unknown.
Top Row: Howard Robinson, Austin Correll, Nelson Woods, Edward Woodford, Lawrence Malone,
George Kittle, and Edward Daugherty.
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