Earlier this year, a person on a website called reddit.com found a yearbook entitled Better Half 1913. Even more interestingly, it turned up in Milwaukee. It is a yearbook for Texarkana in Arkansas (which is now Arkansas High School now) published in 1913.
The user avergagedekutree scanned and posted the images from the yearbook.
The most interesting parts of the yearbook were:
- The best quote goes to Ralph Evans “Fritter” Editor in Chief of the Better Half, Valedictorian: “He has taken dancing lessons from Miss McKinnell, but one of his feet is a Methodist and won’t work. (This was put in over the editor’s protest.)”
- There were some interesting names and nicknames: “Weezy”, “Dago”, “Martha” (for a male), “Monsieur Rex”, “Cap”, “Dex”, and “Effie”.
- There is a picture of a male who looks to be wearing a monocle.
- Offenhauser Insurance even had an ad in the yearbook.
“Offenhauser & Co has been an advertiser and supporter of area schools for many years. I am glad to see our participation went back that far. I want to study the photos closer to see if I see any of our forefathers,” stated Don Morriss, President of Offenhauser & Co.
Reddit users in the forum took it to a new level. The users even randomly picked several people and traced how their lives turned out. To find out what they turned up, please visit the following – https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1mlacf/class_of_1913_yearbook/.
Here is another website tha thas information on 1913 Arkansas High – The Better Half – http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txkusa/Cemeteries/1913arkhischool.html.