The Robinson Constitution, May 25, 1895: The first class to graduate from the Robinson High School was in 1884. Classes have graduated every year since that time except in 1886. The death rate has been small, only four having crossed the Silent River. The smallest class was in 1887 and the largest in 98.

Class of 1884

  1. F. W. Lewis - Robinson
  2. Minnie F. Trigg nee Newton - East St. Louis
  3. Thomas G. Mills - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  4. Annie Bussard nee Cawood - deceased
  5. Frank R. Newton - McCracken, Kansas

Class of 1885

  1. Stella Sims - Chicago
  2. J. C. Eagleton - Robinson
  3. Jennie Work nee Firebaugh - Robinson
  4. Charles H. Musgrave - Robinson
  5. Blanche Adams nee Meserve - Robinson

Class of 1886

No Class Graduated in 1886

Class of 1887

  1. Lester Wood - Chicago, IL

Class of 1888

  1. Luther Heustis - Robinson
  2. Metta Gordon nee Brigham - Robinson
  3. O. R. Hedden - Robinson
  4. Fannie Heustis - deceased
  5. H. C. Olwin - Jacksonville, IL

Class of 1889

  1. Stella Beam nee Cox - deceased
  2. Annie Newton - Chicago
  3. Lillie Heustis nee Clayton - Robinson
  4. Joseph A. McGovern - Annapolis
  5. Harry Newton - McCracken, Kansas
  6. Ada Metz nee Fields - Chicago

Class of 1890

  1. Loretta Lewis - Robinson
  2. Nettie Dickerson nee Cooper - deceased
  3. Rachel Cooper - Robinson
  4. Ava Alexander nee Wood - Robinson
  5. Nellie Petry - Robinson
  6. Maude Lindsay nee English - Robinson
  7. Lucy Olwin nee Harper - Jacksonville, IL

Class of 1891

  1. Eva Snider - Robinson
  2. Anna Smith - Robinson

Class of 1892

  1. Ora Olwin - Robinson
  2. Carrie Alexander - Robinson
  3. Luella Dyar nee King - Hardinsville
  4. Hattie Boring nee Handy - Robinson
  5. Marguerite Hodge - York, IL
  6. Pearl Ledbetter nee Rafferty - McAlester, Indian Territory
  7. Ida Ford nee Funk - New Hebron
  8. Blanche Heustis - Robinson
  9. Herbert Youngling - Rogersville, TN

Class of 1893

  1. Myrtle Sheddan - Robinson
  2. Atwood English - Robinson
  3. Sadie Williams - Browns, IL

Class of 1894

  1. Nora Mann - Robinson
  2. G. M. Harper - Lawrenceville
  3. Arthur English - Robinson
  4. Albert Wilson - Robinson
  5. E. S. Baker - Robinson

Class of 1895

  1. Herbert N. Rafferty - Robinson
  2. Lou Sheddan - Robinson
  3. Emma Burner nee Huls - Robinson
  4. Nanna Haskett - Robinson
  5. Irene Emmons - Robinson
  6. Maude Berry - Robinson
  7. Lulu Baker - Robinson

Class of 1896

  1. Frank A. Stephens - Robinson
  2. Byrl Allen - Robinson
  3. J. Murray Stephens - Robinson
  4. Stella Walter - Robinson
  5. Claude M. Schmalhausen - Butte, Montana
  6. Ashbel Meserve - Robinson
  7. Willametta Mann - Robinson

Class of 1897

  1. Frank Augustus Cooper - Robinson
  2. John William Swaren - Robinson
  3. Lydia Biggs - Robinson
  4. Ira Robert Johnson - Robinson
  5. Marie Louise Young - Robinson
  6. Carrie Grace Kessler - Robinson
  7. William Henry Powell - Robinson
  8. Vertie Oren Bishop - Palestine
  9. Arthur Everingham - Hutsonville
  10. Ethel Marie Barkley - Robinson
  11. Claude Mayfield - Robinson

Class of 1898

  1. Charles Apple - Robinson
  2. William Wright Arnold - Robinson
  3. Harry Ivan Cole - Robinson
  4. Harry Talbot Cooper - Robinosn
  5. Manford E. Cox - Robinson
  6. Bertha Estella Hamilton - Robinson
  7. Ausby Lyman Lowe - Robinson
  8. Clara May Mann - Robinson
  9. Maud Meserve - Robinson
  10. Nicholas Mitchell - Robinson
  11. Oscar Bishop Ormiston - Robinson
  12. Beulah Olwin - Robinson
  13. Robert Burns Parker - Robinson
  14. Mamie Florence Walters - Robinson

Remarks

Pictures (cabinet size) were made of each graduate - each class framed (some quite ornate moldings) and hung on the north and east walls of the old assembly room. May not have been a Hall of Fame but neither was it a Rogues Gallery. Class of 1898 was the last to be hung. As the classes enlarged, wall space became inadequate.

The class of 98 entertained Prof. O. H. Neilson and the high school teachers O. R. Heddan and Miss Belle Maxedon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Low, Monday evening, Croakanole and caron -- were the diverstions of the evening. The decorations were Cuban flags and "Old Glory," with enough plants and flowers to make a pretty affect. Refreshments of salmon salad, sandwiches, pickles, coffee, cream and cake were served, and the evening was a delightful one.