by Kristine Schmucker, HCHM Curator
Looking through memory or scrapbooks is a fun way to to explore history. At HCHM we have several memory books that were created by young ladies to remember their high school years. Pages from DeLaine Davis Ferguson’s book are shared below.
DeLaine Davis was born October 30, 1911 in Walton, Ks. Her parents were Charles and Lillian Davis, she was the youngest of 5 children.
She attended Walton High School from 1928 to 1930.
Nadine Hicks was a close friend.
She was on the WHS Women’s Basketball Team all three years.
Coach Dunham led the team in 1928.
Helen ‘Okie’ Okerberg was the coach in 1929. In both photos she is wearing a sweater with the”S.”
James Nicholson was the coach for the 1930 season.
DeLaine lettered in basketball all 3 years, and she was the team captain for 2 years.
Music and Academics
She also lettered in academics and music.
Activities and Fun
Pages with notes from friends. Her nickname was “Jimmy.”
DeLaine graduated from Walton High in 1930.
DeLaine married Bennett W. Ferguson. Her obituary states that she was a retired restaurant owner. She died in Wichita on September 3, 1991.
- “The Girl Graduate’s Journal” DeLainie Davis Ferguson, 1928-1931, HCHM 2005.25.
- Newton Kansan 5 September 1991.