Historical Albion Michigan
By Frank Passic

Return to the Frank Passic
Home Page  

Return to the Albion Michigan Home Page

Any photos not otherwise credited are from the personal collection of Frank Passic, Albion Historian.

WRIGHT SCHOOL 1912 REUNION

Morning Star, July 9, 2017, pg. 9

The number of people who attended a one-room "country school" growing up is dwindling. These schools were closed by the mid-1960s all across our state. One of those schools was the Wright School, located east of Albion at the intersection of M-99 and Comdon Road in Parma Township. School reunion picnics were annual held for many years during the month of August, even after the school was closed in 1966.

From our Historical Notebook this week we present a 1912 school picnic photo courtesy of Duane Ruff, whose mother Lena is in this. She not only was a student, but was later a teacher at this school and was the final teacher here when the school was closed. Here are the identifications. How many persons do you recognize?

Front row, left to right: George Collmenter, Unidentified; Lena Kaiser; Unidentified; Cecil Brigham; Unidentified; Albert Kaiser.

Second row: Jess Brigham, Dorothy Yost, Wilhelmina Sailer, Darleen Brigham, Unidentified.

Third row: George Selask, Elwin Ruff, Edith Yost, Margaret Kreger, Elsie Siefert, Edith Sailer, Frieda Kaiser, Matie Siefert, Glendon Wise, Harold Kreger, Orlo Pierce, William Kaiser.

Back row: Bill Brigham, Bill Collmenter, Violet Tarler, Unidentified, Irene Ruff, Lillian Ruff (Teacher); Marie Sailer, Mabel Scramblin.


Wright School Picnic 1912

Next: EARLY HISTORY OF THE ALBION POLICE DEPARTMENT

Back to the Top of this Page

All text copyright, 2016 © all rights reserved Frank Passic

Did you enjoy this page?

If you've enjoyed learning about Albion history from this site, please write us a note in the Albion Guestbook. We hope you will take the time to share your interest and stories related to Albion history, especially if you have any ancestors from Albion, please let us know.

Learn more about Albion Michigan!
Visit the Albion home page.

Search the AlbionMich.com website

Albion History Articles

Historical Notebook  |  From the Archives  |  Subject List  |  100 Years Ago


Kept current by: Robin James

Indices Unlimited Indexing Services


And now a word from our sponsors

See prints of Albion Michigan , by Maggie LaNoue, the owner of the Albion Home Page.

Help to sponsor these web pages and this site.

Albion Design and Carlson Craft have worked together to offer an amazing selection of wedding invitations online. From invites, to rsvps, gifts and more, Carlson Craft has an outstanding 60 year history of creating wedding stationery packages designed to the personal tastes of each bride and groom. With their easy online ordering service and quick turn around, you will appreciate the ease of ordering and the prices also! You can order a sample card of any invitation to see the quality, and proof the wording of the invitations online.
View wedding invitations online: Design.carlsoncraft.com

wedding invitations michigan