Howell Area Archives Digital Archive

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  • HCDL-bd-nursesschool2_u.jpg

    In 1964, the first graduates of the McPherson Health Center School for Practical Nursing, Howell, Michigan, received their diplomas in a ceremony at Hawkins Elementary School Brighton.   The graduates were twenty-one women.  The School for Practical Nursing was sponsored by the McPherson Health Center where classes were held, and by Brighton and Howell Public Schools.  It was  funded by government funds under the Manpower Retraining Act through 1966.   All of the graduates passed their state board examination and were eligible to be licensed by the State Board of Nursing as Licensed Practical Nurses.   The School for Practical Nursing graduated their last class in 1987.

    In this 1964 photograph, the School of Practical Nursing Class honors its graduating class in the traditional white uniform dress.

    Standing back:  Tami Alexander, unknown, Dorothy Yeagle, unknown, Sydney Morse, Susan Haynes, unknown, unknown, unknown

    Middle row: unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, Mary Bugard Korsgren, unknown

    Front Row: unknown, Elaine Woodruff, Emily Janet Rohrabacher, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown
  • HCDL-bd-nursesschool_u.jpg

    In 1964, the first graduates of the McPherson Health Center School for Practical Nursing, Howell, Michigan, received their diplomas in a ceremony at Hawkins Elementary School Brighton.   The graduates were twenty-one women.  The School for Practical Nursing was sponsored by the McPherson Health Center where classes were held, and by Brighton and Howell Public Schools.  It was  funded by government funds under the Manpower Retraining Act through 1966.   All of the graduates passed their state board examination and were eligible to be licensed by the State Board of Nursing as Licensed Practical Nurses.   The School for Practical Nursing graduated their last class in 1987.

    In this 1964 photograph, the School of Practical Nursing Class honors its student nursing class garbed in the Student Nurse Uniform.

    Standing: unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, Mary Bugard Korsgren, unknown, Elaine Woodruff, Susan Haynes, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown.

    Seated: unknown, unknown, unknown, Muriel Simmons, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, Dorothy Yeagle, Sidney Morse, Emily Janet Rohrabacher, unknown.
  • HCDL-bd-922-W-Grand-River_m.jpg

    William McPherson Jr. built a palatial home at 922 W Grand River Ave., in Howell, Michigan. In later years, it was purchased by the Golden family, thanks to their grandson Scott Ginsburg, we have a glimpse of the home that was torn down many years ago. Narrated by Scott Ginsburg. (HCDL-bd-922-W-Grand-River_m.mp4)
    Harry Ginsberg and Eleanor Ginsberg were the parents of Scott Ginsberg.  The Ginsberg family started and owned several businesses in Howell.  
  • Left to Right: Greg McPherson, Edward McPherson, Jean McPherson, Frances McPherson, Mark McPherson

    Edward G. McPherson family, studio portrait Howell, Michigan 1960/1965.

    Edward G. McPherson born 1924 in Howell, Livingston County, Michigan, worked at McPherson State Bank for 40 years, serving as Chairman of the Board. He died in 2003.

    Frances C. McPherson born 1927 in Detroit, Michigan. She died in 2020.
  • HCDL-ngp-ZNB002-02-0079_u.jpg

    A photo of Esther Kennedy Smith when she was young. She was married to McPherson Smith Sr. The date and location of this photo is unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-ZNB002-02-0078_u.jpg

    A picture of Esther Kennedy Smith when she was young. She was married to McPherson Smith Sr. They were married on February 5th, 1920. The date of this portrait is unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-ZNB002-02-0069_u.jpg

    A photo of Frederick McPherson taken in 1918. Taken by Emil Bode at the McPherson mansion. 

    He was the son of Eva Love Hickey McPherson and Robert Bruce McPherson. The photo was taken at McPherson Mansion. He was born on August 20th, 1911, and would have been around 6 years old.
  • HCDL-ngp-ZNB002-02-0067_u.jpg

    A photo of Robert (left) and Frederick (right) McPherson. The photo was taken by Emil Bode in 1918, at McPherson Mansion.

    Robert and Frederick were the children of of Eva Love Hickey McPherson and Robert Bruce McPherson. Robert was born July 27, 1903, and would be about 15 years old in the photo. Frederick was born on August 20th, 1911, and would have been around 6 years old.
  • HCDL-ngp-ZNB002-02-0066_u.jpg

    The William McPherson Family - 1878.

    Caption: Back row standing - left to right - Wm. McPherson Jr., Alexander McPherson, M. J. McPherson, B. G. McPherson. Second row - Mrs. Henry H. Mills, Mrs. Edward P. Gregory, Mrs. Henry T. Browning. Seated - Wm. McPherson Sr., Mrs. Wm. McPherson Sr., Mrs F. A. Smith
  • HCDL-ngp-ZNB002-02-0065_u.jpg

    William McPherson and Children - 1878
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