Wednesday, May 17, 2017

1897 New Cumberland High School graduation program -May 21

One Hundred Twenty years before Andrew's high school graduation his great x2 uncle, Robert Morrow Brown, age 19 (1877-1946), graduated from New Cumberland [West Virginia] High School, a member of the high school's fifth graduating class.  Robert's sister, Lucie Brown [Ballantyne] (1880-1957), grandmother of the Ballantyne-Dailey-Uible cousins, and great grandmother of Andrew, was also on the program.

"Our Graduating Class" Fifth Annual Commencement of the New Cumberland High School

Robert's part of the program:  "Per aspera ad astra" is a popular Latin phrase meaning "through hardships to the stars". The phrase is one of the many Latin sayings that use the expression ad astra, meaning "to the stars". Wikipedia

Lucie, two days shy of her 17th birthday, is also on the program, doing or speaking on "Sparks from Human Dynamos."

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