5 results for month: 04/2017


Looking Back 1942 – Winona Hungate

75 years ago, in 1942 Tilicum club member, Mrs. Winona Hungate was named associate American Mother of 1942 in New York in April of 1942. “With her own five sons grown and away from home, she looks out for the welfare of the students of Sutton Hall, men’s dormitory at the college, where she and Mr. Hungate are in charge.” Pictured are Nona Hungate and her husband, Joseph, a Biology instructor at Eastern Washington College.

WWI at Home Pt4 Keinholz, Damrell, Rigg, Ash

Leon E. Keinholz played fullback and was captain of the 1916 Normal School football team. He enlisted in the National Guard at Spokane on March 30, 1917. Corporal Keinholz was attached to Company E 2nd Corps School Detachment of the American Expeditionary Forces in France for a year-and-a-half from December 1917 to June 1919. He was released from service during the demobilization June 26, 1919. Jay Damrell of Cheney was one month shy of his 19th birthday when he enlisted in the Regular Army reserves on March 28, 1917 at Jefferson Banks, Missouri. He served with Troop D of the 7th Cavalry as a wagoneer hauling supplies until he was discharged June ...

WWI at Home Pt 3 McClure, Fox & Skinner

A 1916 graduate of the Normal School, Glen Amos McClure (pictured) enlisted in the National Guard at Cheney on June 25, 1916. He served with Company H of the 161st Infantry and arrived in France on December 13, 1917 having already been promoted to Corporal. In February he was promoted to Sergeant. Glen was promoted to Second Lieutenant in October 1918, serving with the 349th Infantry and then Provisional Regiment 1 of the American Expeditionary Forces before returning home in July 1919. Three weeks before shipping out, Glen married his sweetheart Blanche Esther Belden of Tekoa. Normal School student, Charles J. Fox of Davenport joined the Regular ...

World War I at Home Part 2 – Merle Smith 1915

Merle James Smith, a Normal School student from Portland joined the Regular Army on December 24, 1915. He served in France with Headquarters Company, 162nd Infantry, 81st Infantry Brigade, 91st Division of the American Expeditionary Forces. The cartoon on the cover is from the Normal School Kinnikinick, October 1915.

World War I at Home Part 1

One hundred years ago, on April 6, 1917, the United States entered the war in Europe (World War I.) In support of the war, Miss Alma Alythea Dobbs, the Health instructor at the Normal School, began teaching First Aid classes. About half the girls of the Normal School attended. The classes were designed to prepare the young women to join the Red Cross. The residents of this area, like the rest of the nation had been following the war since it began in 1914. Churches, women's clubs, scouts, and school children had collected money, clothing, and other items to ship to  Europe to help the refugees, particularly those of Belgium and Armenia. N...