Cora Belle Bickford and Spruce Street School students, Biddeford, 1896

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First grammar class of the Spruce Street School, Biddeford, for the 1895-1896 school year. The teacher is Cora Belle Bickford, and the principal at that time was Charles Walker. Thomas Locke (pictured in the middle row) would grow up to be a mayor of Biddeford. Cora Belle Bickford was at this time involved in many clubs in town as well as a reporter for the Journal Tribune.

Front row (L-R): Jere Twomey; Jerome Morin; Max Libby; Henry Roberts; James Twomey; William MacDermott; Clarence Cookson; Fred Bradbury; Bernard Stanton; Fred Milliken; Harry Moulton. Middle row (2 boys & 1 girl): Dan Doherty; Maud (Nevins) Trott; Thomas Locke. Rear row: Walter Purcell; Gertrude (Banks) Irish; Lois Watson; May Musgrove; Angie (Craig) Pingree; Lillian Welch; Eva Calderwood; Cora Belle Bickford; Helen (Stimpson) Buck; Mabel (Rumery) Andrews; Elizabeth (Tatterson) Burnie; Mellie Kingston.

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  • Title: Cora Belle Bickford and Spruce Street School students, Biddeford, 1896
  • Creation Date: circa 1896
  • Subject Date: circa 1896
  • Location: Biddeford, York County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 17.5 cm
  • Local Code: 609
  • Collection: General Image Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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