1920s Autograph Books Seek Connections
Eva Young graduated from Vic High in 1927 or 1928. Her niece, Shelagh Armour-Godbolt, wrote us about items she found while closing her aunt’s estate. I have found a number of autograph books, some clearly from her years at Vic High. Some of the 1927 messages suggest they are from students at Sir James Douglas School, others at Victoria High. The three books contain a mix of drawings, verse, jokes, quotes, and Biblical references. Some pages reflect dates later than 1928. After graduating, Eva attended Sprott Shaw Business College and was then employed in Victoria. She subsequently went to England to train as a nurse before returning to Victoria. I would be happy to provide anyone connected with the names below with a copy of their relative’s entry in Eva Young’s autograph books.
Here are the names
Mrs. G.J. Oulette Rose Gray Jessamine Fryer Betty Shute Winnifred Robb (SJD)
Lillian Barton Eleanor Anderson Kathleen Burnett Mrs. Rowley Gladys Rowley
Dorothy Pears Kathleen Baird Gladys Scrivener Mary G. Huffman
Velma Delia Zink Rosalie E. Marriott Rose Halsey
Doreen Grace Keefe Mrs. S. E. Keefe Inez Penzer Joyce Marriott
Genevieve Liddle Annie Horocholin, Victoria High School Ruth Whiting Kathleen Ellis
“Oley” Elizabeth Campbell
You can contact Shelagh at firstname.lastname@example.org.