Class of 1919
Graduation essay: “The Cotton Mill Industry in North Carolina”
Birth: Sep. 6, 1900
Death: Jul. 28, 1987
Augustus Newberry James (1874-1951)
Bessie K. Misenheimer (1876-1939)
Helen Blanton James Lail (1899-1982)
Ruth Virginia James (1902-1995)
Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery
Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
Source: www.findagrave.com, # 158889608.
College photos: www.digitalnc.org.
From Ben Callahan, Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society, 4 Jan 2018:
After graduating from Salem she returned to MP [Mount Pleasant] but I don’t know yet where she taught. She was a teacher at the new MPHS [Mount Pleasant High School] in 1927 and remained there for her entire career. She taught me history in 1963 (I was in her classroom when we heard about the Kennedy assassination and she got the school’s only TV and we watched. She was still teaching in 1966 but I don’t know when she retired. She never married.