Click one of the above to view a yearbook or WI students who served in WWII

You can also click on this link and go to "Clarksburg My Home Town"

Thousands of pictures and memories here. Check it out, I think you will like it.

(1996 - WI & RCB - Credits)


I would like to express my appreciation to the following people for their support in helping me put together this history on Washington Irving High School. 
This project would not have been possible without their help.
Words could never express my true feelings and gratitude for their support.  

Mary Marchio Godfrey for use of her use of her 1957, 58, 59 and 60 yearbooks.

Tony Marchio for his help on explaining WI's final years and for sharing so much more information on WI.

Chris Marchio for use of her 1988, 90 and 91 yearbooks.

Charlotte Fleming for sending her husband Richard's WI related items dating back to 1946 when he graduated from WIHS.

Jim Brown for use of his 1954, 55 and 56 yearbooks.

Dick Duez for the wonderful WI pictures he sent me over the years.

David McMunn for allowing me use of the 1916, 17, 18 and 20 yearbooks which belonged to Stewart McReynolds.

Charles M. Ferrell for the 1921, 22, 23, 39 and 46 yearbooks and so much more.

Aretta Radcliffe Jaranko for use of a 1940 yearbook and other related articles.

Joy Gregorie DeFazio for her support and her help in locating yearbooks and much more.

Sarah Dianna Gervella Frush for the 1917, 18 and 20 yearbooks she sent me.

Roleta Smith Meredith for posting these segments in the WI Newsletter each month and for the use of her yearbooks.   Plus so much more.
Judy Daugherty Kimler for use of her father's 1929 yearbook and for the hours of   work she spent helping with this project.

Gladys Williams for use of her 1968, 69, 70 and 71 yearbooks.

Timothy Paul Elliott for use of his 1978 and 1979 Yearbooks.

David Kuhl for helping gather information and yearbooks, plus helping with the editing.

Robert (Bob) Kuhl for use of his 1949, 50, 51 and 52 yearbooks.

Linda Holden Suter for use of her 1965 yearbook and other information related to WI.

Blair Holden for use of his 1964 yearbook.

Connie Coffindaffer Ferrell for the 1928, 1929, 1930 and 1931 yearbooks.

Thomas Spelsberg for his book "The Myth of Race" and the support he has given me.

Harriett Stout Noel for information on the WI class ring and seal.

Catty Drummond Pizzino for her assiatance in location yearbooks.

Diana Shablack for the 1950 pictures of the big snow and all the emailing she did to find yearbooks for me.

Bill Wilson for the wonderful scanned pics from 1975 and for finding a 1993 yearbook for me.

Jim Alvaro for his support and help.

William L. Seckman III for use of his dad's 1933 yearbook and his 1961 yearbook.

Jean Wells Himmel for offering the 1927 thru 1930 yearbooks.

William Fields for the 1943, 44, 45 and 46 yearbooks.

Nancy Van Horn Stunger for use of the 1953 yearbook.

Jerry Franklin Mick for use of the 1967 yearbook.

Cheryl Miller Barry for scanning the 1936, 37, 38 and 72 yearbooks for me.

Cindy Miller Murphy for scanning the 1936, 37, 38 and 72 yearbooks and sharing so much more.

Donna Stanley Meredith and her husband John for use of a 1966 yearbook.

Sharon Posey Underwood for offering a 1974 yearbook.

Sandi Fox Smith for offering a 1966 yearbook.

Randall Martin for use of his 1973 and 1974 yearbooks.

Carol Ann Shinn Schweiker for use of a 1925 yearbook.

Gloria Hunter Kennedy for the pictures she sent.

Shannon Beam Jackson for her yearbooks 1994, 1995, and 1996.

Jody Buffington for her help in locating yearbooks.

Penny Shanaman Donnelly for coping the 1919 yearbook and sending it to me.

Jimmy Winters for use of a 1941 yearbook.

Janet White Davis and Bob Davis for use of a 1935 yearbook.

Janell Jaranko for the scanned articles she sent me.

Sharon Posey Underwood offering a 1974 yearbook.

Lucy Wallace Ropp Hornor for her help in obtaining yearbooks.

Renee and Will Hornor for use of a 1981 and 1982 yearbook.

Trey Hornor for use of a 1977 yearbook.

Rebecca Hornor Messe for use of her 1991 & 1992 yearbooks.

Nancy Gibson Barr for all the very special help she provided to me.

Levina Chapman Gibson for spending time with me on the phone.  At the age of 106 and a WI Graduate, she had so many wonderful stories to share.

Arrena Jo Kirkpatrick Gaston for use of her 1947 yearbook and for the opportunity to meet one sweet lady.

Sam Scolapio, Jr.  for used of the 1980, 83, 84, 85, 86, 89  yearbooks. Plus all his kind words and encouragement. 

Sarah Wilson Weese for scanning her 1993 yearbook.

Carolyn Burnside for sending me the WIHS WWII Honor Roll pictures.

Brian Hawk, counselor at RCB H.S., for taking pictures of the WWII Honor Roll plaques.

Roger Wilkinson, counselor at RCB H.S., for his help in obtaining information about the WWII Honor Roll plaques.

Also to the many others who gave me support through their kind words as I worked on this project.

To my father Wilbur Ellsworth Cork Jr. who graduated from WIHS in 1927.  He was my inspiration and motivation in putting this history together.

And especially to my wife Judy Holden Cork for her help and patience while I worked on this project for well over 5000 hours.

My sincere thanks and deepest appreciation to each of you.    
Tim Cork

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