~The woman in the center marked Bessie (in her handwriting) was my grandmother, Bessie Sorenson Lindgren (1886 - 1986, not quite 100 years old). This is her high school graduating class of 1905 in Moorhead. I double checked the names of her classmates and found them all on the 1900 and 1905 (IA) censuses. Here is the list with spellings adjusted to those used in both censuses.

Moorhead, Monona County, Iowa
1905 High School Graduation Photo

Left to Right
Back Row: John Neal, Ralph Andrews, Prof. Vincent, Roy Gorder, Guy Richards
Front Row: Anna Larson, Cliff Levens, Bessie Sorenson, Roy Wood, Zadia Perrin

Bessie attended teacher training at Castana and taught in Monona County before she married Emil Lindgren in August 1908.
~Contributor: Donna Dyhrkopp Clarke
of Maryland


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