Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thomas Hampson (1929-2016) Warren High School class of 1947

1947 Dragon yearbook

1967 Warren City Directory

1983 Warren City Directory

Popularity of Thomas as a baby name is graphed here.  Not to mention Harold and Louise.  Which leaves us with Melissa.

Working her way through a rough period of ups and downs during the early 20th century, 'Melissa' was unable to hold on consistently during the 1920s and early 30s.  Rehabilitated, she returned and eventually made her way into the stratosphere of baby names for girls, spending 18 weeks in the top 10 (1967-1984), 3 of them at #2 (1977-1979).  The 21st century has not been all that good to her.

Other Class of '47 graduates:
William Nordin.  (12/10/2016)
Barbara BovaKerr.  (11/22/2016)
Wilbur Nordin.  (11/16/2016)
Elwood Beckwith.  (10/28/2016)
Robert Huck.  (3/24/2016)
Lois Sigworth Conaway.  (3/23/2016)
Leroy Weaver.  (1/26/2016)
Betty Uplinger Hagberg.  (10/4/2015)
Betsi Conaway Preston Yerkes.  (6/15/2015)
Frank Shanshala.  (4/28/2015)
Joyce Mack Phelps.  (12/2/2014)
Henry Blick.  (8/29/2014)
Robert Songer.  (1/19/2014)

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