Merriam seeks information about names found in time capsule at old community center

The city of Merriam is searching for interesting stories about — or living relatives of — the names found in the Irene B. French Community Center's 1911 cornerstone time capsule.

The city of Merriam is seeking information about names found in a time capsule at the Irene B. French Community Center.

Denton Excavating crews stumbled upon the time capsule in the 1911 cornerstone when demolishing the old community center last month. Now, the city is looking for any information — interesting stories or living relatives — about the names of students and Merriam residents.

People with any information about the names should contact Karen Crane at kcrane@merriam.org. The names in question are as follows:

  • A.M. Meyers, Merriam School architect
  • Emma A. Skinner of Spring Hill, Superintendent Public Instruction Teachers
  • C. M. Haworth of Merriam
  • Edna Van Tries from the Olathe School Board
  • Fred Reigher, director
  • A.A. Sharum, clerk
  • Chas Loomis, treasurer
  • A. H. Skinner, speaker and a  principal in Kansas City, Kan., from 1900 to 1906
  • Mamie Walters, pupil
  • Fern Farnsley, pupil
  • Gladys Stolte, pupil
  • Luttil Melvin, pupil
  • Dema Williamson, pupil
  • Francis Gray, pupil
  • Irene Walters, pupil
  • Marie Campbell, pupil
  • Ethel Nall, pupil
  • Gladys Walters, pupil
  • Laurence Boots, pupil
  • Ona Staggs, pupil
  • Ruth Walter, pupil
  • Mabel Harrison, pupil
  • G. Meyer, pupil (possibly Jr., Jm. or Jw.)
  • Vera or Neva Sharum, pupil
  • Ina Gilbert, pupil
  • Ora Affolter, pupil
  • Enos Gray, pupil
  • Florence Campbell, pupil
  • Fr. Cauchill, pupil
  • M. J. Cauchill, pupil
  • C. M. Haworth, pupil
  • A. A. Sherum, pupil
  • J. A. Davis, pupil
  • R. O. Davis, pupil
  • Arma Steinmet, pupil
  • Fred Reiger, pupil
  • Ida Williamson, pupil
  • Mrs. Behringer, pupil
  • Marie Behringer, pupil
  • Sarah A. Melvin, pupil
  • Dorothy Melvin, pupil
  • Viola E. Loomis, pupil
  • Earl Pulver, pupil
  • Charles Pulver, pupil
  • Lee Cox, pupil
  • John Robert Cox, pupil
  • Robert Gray, pupil
  • Edna Van Tries, pupil
  • Mary Alice Cox, pupil
  • Byrd Cessna, pupil
  • Edith Mathias, pupil
  • G. H. Cessna, pupil
  • Blanche Campbell, pupil
  • Mrs. Sanderson, pupil
  • Hallie Skinner, pupil
  • Mrs. Fred Reiger, pupil
  • Mabel Harrison, pupil
  • Jas. M. Campbell, pupil