Oak Ridge Class of 1922



Class Pages:

In these pages I have collected information, photos and memorabelia from the classes that I have been able to secure from students and social media. If you have materials from your class, please contact me. I will happily add items to the page. My email is oakes@physics.utexas.edu.



Class of 1922 Commencement Announcement belonging to Bessie Cole King, 3” x 5”
(Courtesy of Billy King Pennington, her daughter)

Oak Ridge Girls Basketball Team, c. 1921-22

L to R, Zelma Hackler (Mrs. J. M. Gaule of Jackson), Gertrude Hall (Mrs. H. B. Mansfield of Florida), Katie Cole (Mrs Bufkin), Wilma McBroom (Mrs. Lawrence Henry), Alma Hall (Mrs. Roy Young and mother of Johnnie Young Brown), Bessie Cole (1902-80) (Mrs. Ernest King). This team was organized in 1918 . The coaches were Miss Eva Webster and Miss Elmer Austin. The teams played together for five years and were undefeated. Katie and Bessie were sisters. They were half-sisters to Frances Cole, Karl Keen’s wife.
(Photo courtesy of Johnnie Young Brown)


Bessie Cole, 1921
(Photo courtesy of Billy King Pennington, her daughter)


Catherine Cole Bufkin, ’37, Bessie Cole King, ’22, Isabel Cole McCleod ’39,

Probably Senior Playbill for Class of 1921. Because of small class sizes plays used students from other classes.
(From Bessie Cole King’s files)