Eddie’s High School Annual, a find of 2015!

One of my goals has been to connect with family, find new cousins and friends who are genealogical minded. This last year I have had the good fortune to connect with the wife of the a descendant of my Aunt Jean McDonald Davis.  She has been most gracious in sharing family mementos, photos and more and I am thankful.

She shared with me Eddie’s High School Yearbook from the early 1920’s for her time at Cheney High School in Cheney, Washington near Spokane.  This yearbook has more photos and more information to add to my McDonald collection and goes beyond the high school years. I am very pleased.

This is another scrapbook totally separate from the Collection of Junk, which is featured on this blog.

Eddie or more formally, Edna Lorraine McDonald, was my aunt and sister to Keith.

Eddie's High School Annual

Eddie’s High School Annual

This High School Annual is a bit rough being about 90 years of age. The cover was lost. It is was about an inch and a half thick with smaller pages because it is a printed book. Here is the title page.  The art was done by a Gaye Woodring and published by Laird and Lee in Chicago.

Title Page

Title Page

It had it’s own table of contents.  It also had about 157 pages packed with comments made by classmates, photos, newspaper articles,  but not much memorabilia like the other collection.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Page 2

Table of Contents Page 2

Eddie the Author of the High School Annual

Eddie the Author of the High School Annual

Here is a selection of themes, photos and memories from this annual that I think are special and new to me of my family.

To access the photos click on them and they will open in a larger window. Remember to hit your back arrow to get back to this page, or close the window.

Summer Camp – apparently Eddie was the camp nurse and  a volunteer in the summer? This Camp Sweyolakan still exists:

Eddie at camp 1929

Eddie at camp 1929

https://www.campfireinc.org/camp-sweyolakan/

Grand Prairie with more photos of their time in Grand Prairie, Alberta. I have published about that subject on this blog. Here are a couple more photos of their time there in about 1917 to 1918.

Here are some posts that might add more information about Grand Prairie:

  1. R.S. McDonald Leaves International Falls, October 5, 2010
  2. Ronald’s story continues: Revisiting Grand Prairie, Alberta and mention of Albany, Oregon, January 3, 2013.
Grand Prairie Postcard - McDonald Trading Co.

Grand Prairie Postcard – McDonald Trading Co.

R.S. McDonald on the right - Grand Prairie

R.S. McDonald on the right – Grand Prairie

The Edmonton plane and R.S. and another person Camping

The Edmonton plane and R.S. and another person Camping

Mr. Paderson and family in Grand Prairie

Mr. Paderson and family in Grand Prairie – unknown show these people are?

High School:  There are a lot of the funny statements that her classmates wrote to her in her book and if you read carefully you find that family made comments too:

Hillary and Vivian McKanna write in her annual

Hillary and Vivian McKanna write in her annual

R.S. McDonald comments, her father

R.S. McDonald comments, her father

Nellie and others comment, Nellie was her Aunt, sister to her father

Nellie and others comment, Nellie was her Aunt, sister to her father

Katy, sister Jean’s daughter – new photos of her as a baby and more. The man holding her is her uncle Gordy, a brother.

Katy, sister Jean's daughter

Katy, sister Jean’s daughter

Eddie had several of herself and others and photos of her recovering from her sledding accident.  She had a large chunk of missing inner thigh but I don’t remember which side.

Eddie's accident

Eddie’s accident

Eddie was in a sledding accident and got hurt

Eddie was in a sledding accident and got hurt

Eddie as the High School Journal Editor.

Eddie as the High School Journal Editor.

In this picture which is a new find the McDonald family is featured.  Left to Right: Annie Palmer, ELM is Eddie the little baby, Miriam is next with R.S. (Ronald their father) holding her, next is Gordon, then Vivian and behind her is Grace, their mother.  Jean and Keith are not yet born.

Ronald and Grace and family in 1908

Ronald and Grace and family in 1908

A few years ahead we find Left to Right in back: R.S. (Ronald, father), Eddie, Miriam and Jean, with Nellie in front of Eddie.  Nellie was their aunt.

Ronald and family probably 1930

Ronald and family 1922

Left to right in the photo below: Vivian, Miriam, Tony, Keith and their father Ronald.

The McDonald's in 1928 and Tony

The McDonald’s in 1928 and Tony

Brother Gordon a few about him that I have never seen:

Gordon looking good

Gordon looking good

Gordon well dressed

Gordon well dressed

Brother Keith – some new information and photos I have not seen plus he is with Tony his dog.

Keith with his dog Tony and brother Gordon

Keith with his dog Tony and brother Gordon

This probably the youngest photo of Keith as a baby.  Apparently he was always dirty according to the info on the back of the photo.  This is a new find.

Keith as a baby

Keith as a baby

Keith as a baby the backside of the photo

Keith as a baby the backside of the photo

Sister Miriam and more photos of her I have not seen:

Miriam in 1922

Miriam in 1922

Miriam in 1928 - a work photo

Miriam in 1928 – a work photo

Sister Vivian her wedding in 1924 which has been featured in posts on this blog, but this photo I have not seen of her so it is a find:

Vivian mid 1920's

Vivian mid 1920’s

Here is one of Nellie with Eddie.

Nellie is in the hat behind Eddie. I think this is Eddie's wedding photo

Nellie is in the hat behind Eddie. I think this is Eddie’s wedding photo

This is only a small portion of what was in the annual but I think it is a good representation.  Enjoy.