The sophomore class picture in the 1933 King Jack annual.

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We recently found a nice original photograph of the Webb City sophomore class that was published in the 1933 King Jack annual.

Fortunately the students’ names are listed in the annual so we can now know the identities of these students.

(FRONT) Delbert Long, Franklin Riley, Joseph Rogers, Jaunita Stumbo, Gaylon Spencer, Edith Thompson, Margaret Switzer, Lulu Ridgeway, Berylene Spencer.

(MIDDLE) Billy Tappanna, George Sellinger, LeRoy Williams, Hazel Spooner, Malcom Roundtree, Cleta Wimsett, Earl Reuther, Catherine Vaughan, Doris Webster.

(BACK) Francis Stanfield, Boyd Spencer, Katherine Stormont, Caroline Starkweather, Dorothy Smith, Gaunita Stumbo, Eleanor Rose, Josephine Wann, Freda Worley, Wilda Whitescarver.

The Webb City Area Genealogical Society has a complete collection of Webb City High School annuals and a large collection of annuals from Carterville and other surrounding communities.

Sentinel bound volumes are now in the Genealogy Room

The WCAGS has accepted ownership of the complete collection of bound volumes of the Webb City Sentinel, from 1983 (after the fire) until the final issue on Dec. 30, 2020.

Those issues can also be viewed on microfilm, along with much older issues.

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

WCAGS members staff the Genealogy Room on the third floor of the Webb City Public Library. Current hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the Genealogy Room.

Everything you want to know about Jasper County Missouri Schools is available at a site compiled by Webb City Area Genealogical Society member Kathy Sidenstricker.