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371 Derby Class 1923 Helen Parish.jpg
Derby High School Students
Class of 1923

May 20, 1923 issue of the Wichita Eagle lists the following names:

Archie Booth, Lloyd Casement, Robert Dunshee, Ruth Frey, Howard Jones, Mildred Larimer, Thelma Larimer, Alice Shockey, Frances…

141 Junior Senior Banquet 1924 Maurine Holt.jpg
The junior class of Derby High School after the Derby Junior-Senior Banquet in 1924. The juniors prepared and served the food to the seniors.

Back row:

Harry Summers (3rd from left), Arthur Owen (5th from left), Mary Sue Williams (8th from…

139 Harry Summers and Arthur Owen 1924 Maurine Holt.jpg
Harry Summers and Arthur Owen helping at the Junior-Senior Banquet for Derby High School around 1924. During the Junior-Senior banquets, the juniors would prepare and serve the food to the seniors.

19A Derby High school Class 1925 Butch Ewing.jpg
From left to right:
Some of the names are misspelled and the corrected spelling is in parenthesis.

Fifth row (back row):
Murrell Ward '26; Murrell Mohr (Merle Mohr) '27; Everett Gass '26; Cecil Basset (Cecil Bassett) '27; Elgar Church '27;…

14A Derby High School 1920s Butch Ewing.jpg
The school building was the first brick building in Derby and cost $15,000 to build. The new building only lasted six years before a fire gutted it in May 1923.

The previous building was torn down after a violent storm severely damaged it in…

263 Derby Boys Baseball Team 1911 Myron Schwartz.jpg
Walter Schwartz, the father of Myron Schwartz and Evelyn Schwartz Kersting, was on the team.

Back row (left to right): Oscar Yungmeyer, Floyd Duke, Thomas Frey, and Earl Duke

Middle row (left to right): Harold Miller, John Yungmeyer, and…

262 Derby Girls Basketball Team 1911 Myron Schwartz.jpg
This was the first year photos were taken for a yearbook. Myron Schwartz and Evelyn Schwartz Kersting's mother Anna Weston Schwartz was on the team.

Left to Right: Miss Campbell, Miss Frank, Anna Costin, Anna Weston, Vera Somers, Juanita Shields,…

84 School Building 3rd one 1920s Tony Gonzalez.jpg
The building was built in March of 1924 and served as elementary and high school through spring of 1952. Currently (2021) the Derby Historical Museum is housed in the building.

129 1911 Derby Track Team Evelyn Kersting.jpg
The 1911 Derby High School Yearbook shows a photo of 12 while Evelyn's photo shows 8.

The yearbook lists 6 names (no particular order): Verne Jones, Maurice Waugh, Thomas Braden, Oscar Yungmeyer, Franklin Carlton, and Walter Schwartz.
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