Graduations -- and schools -- in the 19th through the first decade of the 20th century often were small affairs and sometimes featured student presentations that demonstrated what they had learned. They were not necessarily held in May or June, what later became the standard "end of the school year."
Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.
Their graduation theme was "Only A Commencement". They were commencing the rest of their lives. Those graduates were Florence Nira Brackley, Mary…
old when he commenced his social life and also when he commenced to perform business which occured in July last in the national Insurance office in…