Ilion High School

Class of 1928

1928 Ilion Yearbook


Digitized Class Yearbook....

The Mirror: Reflections of the Class of 1928 of Ilion High School from the New York Heritage digital Ilion Free Public Library Yearbooks collection. Link opens in new browser tab. (added March 24, 2021)


Class Roster....

Class Roster, Class Officers and Honor students as published in the 1928 "The Mirror" Yearbook. (added November 21, 2021)


Class History....

Class History as published in the 1928 "The Mirror" Yearbook.


Class Historical Newspaper Articles....

     Newspaper articles about the IHS Class of 1928. (added October 27, 2021)

A partial class roster is available from a Morgan Street School 8th Grade Graduation Article. (provided by Barbara Babcock - November 14, 2000)


Class Links....

The Michigan Trophy
The Mirror was dedicated
to Coach Bemis
and the football team.

Football Season Champions
Michigan Trophy Winners

Girls Champion Basketball Team

Boys Basketball Team

1928 Ilion High Faculty



Marion Antoinette Ross Morse IHS 1928, age 92, died May 25, 2002, at Faxton-St. Luke's Medical Center. Marion was born May 19, 1910, in Harrisburg, Pa. She was predeceased by husband Richard H. Morse of Binghamton; her parents, Arthur S. Ross and Antoinette (Hoefler) Ross; and a brother, Arthur H. Ross. She is survived by a brother, Frederic Duane Ross and his wife Marion Ross of Ballston Lake; cousins, Frederic Hoefler of Alaska and Robert Humphrey of Ilion; nieces, Nancy R. Bellamy, Barbara R. Oberdieck, Diane R. Pastore, Sharon R. Tudone; nephews, Frederic D. Ross Jr., Arthur S. Ross, Richard P. Ross, Robert T. Ross, all of Ballston Lake; grandnieces, Barbara Bellamy, Kathleen Pastore, Ana Oberdieck, Killeen Ross, Caia Ross, Jamie Ross, Caitlin Ross, Jackie Ross; grandnephews, Edward Bellamy, Michael Pastore, Evan Ross, Casey Ross, Jacob Ross and Camden Ross; and dear friend, Christine Miller of Springfield Center. Marion, a graduate of Ilion High School, class of 1928, was planning on attending the Big Class Reunion in October.

She attended Potsdam Normal School and was employed for many years with Curtis Publishing Company. She was a member of St. Augustine's Church, Ilion, and the Ladies Guild, Finger Lakes Chapter of American Society of Dowsers and the Herkimer County Historical Society. Marion had resided in Chenango Bridge, N.Y. and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., returning to Ilion in 1976 to care for an ill relative. Marion was a bell ringer for the Salvation Army, Herkimer Citadel. She often participated in the Ilion Days Doo Dah Parade, riding her electric vehicle on behalf of Habitat for Humanity. Marion was very artistic, loved flower arranging and interior decorating, was a great walker often seen carrying the American flag to promote patriotism.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Faxton-St. Luke's Medical Center for the wonderful care and the doctors who were so understanding, including Dr. Solo, Dr. Shilling, Dr. Mattern and Dr. Dhabhar and their staff; the employees at Mohawk Valley Nursing Facility; the Ilion Fire Department and Ilion Police Department for their care and concern. Also the Ilion Free Public Library staff for handling all her special requests. A thank you also to Rev. George Greene for making visits at the hospital and for all the prayers offered. At Marion's request, there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Flag Day June 14 at 3 p.m. at St. Augustine's Church, Second St., Ilion, with interment at Armory Hill Cemetery with the Rev. George Greene officiating. All arrangements are being made by Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego St., Ilion. In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials be made in her name to St. Augustine's Church; the Salvation Army, Herkimer Citadel, or charities of one's choice. (May 27, 2002)


Doris Kenyon Kin IHS 1928,, age 91, a lifelong Ilion resident, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at the Mohawk Valley Nursing Home, where she had been a resident.She was born in Utica July 31, 1910, the daughter of James and Margaret Bellair Kenyon and came to Ilion at an early age. She graduated from Ilion High School in 1928. Doris was twice married, first to James W. McTague in 1935 at the Old Church of the Annunciation. He died in 1952. She was then married to Maurice J. King in 1967 in the Chapel of Annunciation Church. He died in 1992. She was formerly employed with the Herkimer Memorial Hospital office, and more recently at the accounting office, Plant No. 2 at Ilion and in 1962 moved to the Univac accounting office in Utica. She retired in 1971 from Univac after an illness. She was a charter member of the Phila Sorority in Ilion, a past officer, treasurer and president of the Ilion Council of Catholic Women, having served as president from 1935-36 and was a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America. Mrs. King was a resident of Zephyrhills, Fla., for many years before returning to Ilion in 1989; while there she was a member of St. Joseph's choir. Her survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Lucy) Coher of Ilion; two stepchildren, Mrs. Raymond (Anne) Muller of Colonial Beach, Va. and Mr. Bryan J. King of Mohawk. Also included are her 22 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her five children, a stepson and a stepdaughter. Relatives and friends were invited to attend a Memorial Mass for Doris which was celebrated at the Church of the Annunciation in Ilion. Burial was in St. Agnes Cemetery, Ilion. The family of Doris would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the nurses and staff of the third floor of Mohawk Valley Nursing Home and Herkimer County Hospice for their excellent care and compassion throughout her stay. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Sue Campagna Hospice of Herkimer County, 301 N. Washington St., Suite 2343, Herkimer 13350 or the Mohawk Valley Nursing Home Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kowalczyk Funeral Home, Utica. (November 4, 2001)


Bombers Buzz Website....

Marion Ross Morse, from Ilion, NY, submitted the reunion survey. (March 17, 2002)

Mrs. Elizabeth Cranney Bowers 1928, Ilion, NY, email via son Terence, email, registered in the directory. (February 25, 1998)

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