Hailing from the same hometown as Jimmy Stewart, Ellen Amelia Row graduated from Clearfield High School in 1911 and later attended the four-year course at the Indiana Pennsylvania State Normal School (now Indiana University of Pennsylvania.) Several items in her scrapbook pertain to the Kiskiminetas Springs School (now a boys private, nondenominational secondary school.)
The scrapbook, manufactured by the Samuel Ward Company of Boston, contains 30 heather grey double-sided scrapbook sheets, onto which Row identified items in white ink: dances and football games, drawings and notes from friends, snapshots, theatre programs, pressed flowers, a stick of chewing gum and two flattened cigarettes: under one, dated 1914, is written “Mick” Shirey. In 1918, Row married Clearfield native Earl Shirey: online computer census information for 1930 indicates that Earl was a manager of a wholesale lumber company in Clearfield and the couple had two children.
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Oh, this one is a chalkboard beauty! I am pouring over the book and a friend directed me to come lap up the blog as well. Thanks for all this beauty and history, Jessica. I'll be back.
Congratulations to Jessica and SCRAPBOOKS~ Winner of the Connecticut Book Award for design, 2009.
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