1933 John Marshall Yearbook

I uploaded the John Quill 1933 that is the annual yearbook for John Marshall High School in Rochester. This one is only 48 pages and almost half of the pages are short stories and poems. There were 123 seniors that graduated that year but 9 of those don’t have a picture.

There are some pictures of student activities but only two pictures of sports. One is of the girl’s riding club (pictured) and text below that picture mentions that the most popular sport for girls is baseball. So why no picture of any of the girl’s baseball teams? Then for the boys the only picture is for the basketball team. Where are the baseball and football teams?

A couple of funny things in this yearbook. A student wrote his name below the picture of the principal on page two. Maybe he thought that he would be the principal in the future. Second, the owner of the yearbook drew a couple of doodles on the cover and under his name he wrote “John Marshall Prison.” I edited that out of the scan.

This makes the third yearbook I have scanned for John Marshal High. Rochester Public Library has two online that they scanned (but still don’t have cataloged). This list has links to each of those yearbooks:

Old News – Hairstyles

There might be a War going on in Europe but that doesn’t stop the ladies from trying out the newest hairstyles.


Friday, Oct. 12, 1917

New Parisian Coiffures Modeled After Famous Greek Statues

Two of the newest hairdresses for girls are shown in the accompanying sketch. The profile head shows the classic outline which is so much in favor with the Parisians. The unwaved hair is swept aback from the face and and twisted at the back of the head, after the manner of so many of the famous Greek statues, writes Idalia de Villiers, a Paris correspondent.

The a long length of gold galon edged with black is passed round the forehead, then round the chignon, with a bow tied underneath the latter. Anyone with regular features could adopt this headdress with much benefit, but pretty girls with small and uncertain noses would do better to copy the second style which shows a narrow bandeau of multicolored beads drawn round hair dressed in Julia James fashion.

In this latter hairdress the hair is cut in a fringe across the forehead and loose curls over the ears. Artificial waves have completely gone out of favor and all our best hairdressers are trying to give natural effects, even when making use of the waving tongs. Kiss curls over the ears are still in favor and straight fringes are worn by every second smart one one meets.

Where is Zadock Buried?

Col. Zadock Granger was an early settler of this area and also an early death (1799).

In 1796 Zadock Granger, Gideon King and probably others made a trip to western NY from their home in Suffield, Conn. to investigate the area. The next year they both bought 3000 acres of land along the Genesee River near where Ridge Road crosses the river. Gideon King brought his family but Zadock stayed in Suffield and instead sent his son Eli Granger along with his family. They raised log cabins and made a ship landing on the river. Zadock joined his son in 1798. Gideon King and his son Bildad died in 1798 of what was called “Genesee Fever” (probably malaria) and a small cemetery was started. Zadock Granger died 17 July 1799 just a week before his 63rd birthday. Zadock was buried in the same cemetery at what was then called King’s Landing (later called Handfor’s Landing).

There is  a tombstone for Zadock in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Was he moved there at a later date or not?

In the early 1950s the Monroe County Veteran’s Council wanted to move many Revolutionary graves, including Zadock,  from small neglected cemeteries to a nice spot in Riverside Cemetery. After protests from families of some of the veterans that idea was abandoned. An article in the Democrat & Chronicle in 1960 says that the Veteran’s group put a flag on Zadock’s grave in the Hanford’s Landing Cemetery.

There still is that tombstone for Zadock in Mt. Hope Cemetery that adds confusion. Rochester Genealogical Society has digitized plot maps for Mt. Hope Cem. In online records for section M (plot 114) it shows that the tombstone for Zadock is only a memorial stone. Next to him is also a memorial stone for Zadock’s son Eli who died in 1823. At a visit to the family plot, I also noted that on the front of their tombstones it is says “A memorial.” Besides Zadock and Eli two other tombstones were indicated as memorial; Terry G. Granger who died in 1850 and Mabel Russell (1844 – 1845) who is the granddaughter of Lyman and Mabel Granger. It is very likely that those other three are also buried in the Handford Landing Cemetery along with Zadock.

Why aren’t any tombstones for the Granger family in the Hanford’s Landing Cemetery? In 1799 when Zadock died there wasn’t anyone in the area to carve a tombstone. Probably the same when Eliza Granger died in 1823. They probably just used a stone out of the river to mark his grave. The family knew where everyone was buried but later generations moved west and the location of the burials within the cemetery has been lost to time.

Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #19

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1967 was “Never My Love” by The Association. The group was having a good year as “Windy” was still being played on the air at that time. According to BMI, who keeps track of royalties on music, “Never My Love” was the second most played song on radio and TV in the 20th century.

The song was written for the group by Don and Dick Addrisi. It has been recorded by many other artists over the years including by the writers in 1977.

“Never My Love” was the #1 song on the Cash Box record chart for just the week of Oct. 8 – 14. Om the Billboard Hot 100 chart it never got to the top. It did manage to go to the #2 spot for two weeks (Oct. 1 – 14).

New Kodak Booklets

I uploaded two new booklets by Eastman Kodak. First is The Home of Kodak from September 1929. This tells what is made in each of the three Kodak facilities in Rochester. At that time, Kodak Park made film and paper. The Camera Works (downtown) made cameras and Hawk-Eye made lens.

The other Kodak booklet is Welcome to the Open House of the Paper Mills and Baryta Divisions of Eastman Kodak Company that is dated about 1950. It is from a tour that would have been given the families of employees of buildings 50 and 62 where print paper was made .