Honor roll of Hopedale High School graduates and students
    who had left school to enlist during World War I.

    This honor roll for all Hopedale men who served in the military during
    World War i stood on the lawn between the town hall and Depot Street. It
    can be seen in the picture below, taken in 1919 when the building was
    decorated for a welcome home to the servicemen banquet was held.

    Hopedale History
    March 1, 2018
    No. 343
    Hopedale in 1918, Part 5   

    Hopedale in February   

    The Bicentennial parade in Hopedale   

    Recent additions to pages on hope1842 .com include: Hopedale in 1918, Part 4 (Articles on the flu epidemic from the
    Boston Globe, Worcester Telegram and Milford News sent by Dick Grady. Dick also sent a clipping about Joe Perry's
    latest album, which I added to the bottom of the Aerosmith page.)    Iceout (No ice on the lower end of Hopedale Pond
    by February 23.)    Deaths   

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    Twenty-five years ago - March 1993 - Authorities announce the capture of suspected World Trade Center bombing
    conspirator Mohammad Salameh.

    North Korea announces that it plans to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and refuses to allow
    inspectors access to nuclear sites.

    The Great Blizzard of 1993 strikes the eastern U.S., bringing record snowfall and other severe weather all the way from
    Cuba to Quebec; it reportedly kills 184.

    Fifty years ago - March 1968 - President Lyndon B. Johnson barely edges out antiwar candidate Eugene McCarthy in
    the New Hampshire Democratic primary, a vote which highlights the deep divisions in the country, and the party, over
    Vietnam.

    My Lai Massacre: American troops kill scores of civilians. The story will first become public in November 1969 and will
    help undermine public support for the U.S. efforts in Vietnam.

    Gold standard: The United States Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back U.S. currency.

    President Lyndon B. Johnson announces he will not seek re-election.

    News items above are from Wikipedia. To see Hopedale news from 25, 50 and 100 years ago go to the web version of
    this page.

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                                                            Hopedale in 1918, Part 5

    In the final months of 1918, both the flu epidemic and the war come to an end.

    November 1 - The local Red Cross branch has given up its headquarters at The Ledges and will occupy a vacant store
    in the town hall building.

    Frederick, the five-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kempton, died of pneumonia last Thursday.

    November 8 - A new mausoleum is being constructed at the cemetery for George Albert Draper.

    The play by the girls of the Draper Corporation for the benefit of the Red Cross will be held this evening in Town Hall.

    Church services were resumed here Sunday, and Monday the board of health lifted the ban on public meetings. The
    town library was also reopened this week.

    Janet, the two and one-half year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lapworth died Friday morning. Funeral services
    were held Sunday.

    November 15 - The Draper Corporation plant has inaugurated a nine-hour work day on Saturdays.

    A feature of the celebration here was a big torchlight parade Monday evening, and a monster bonfire on the island in
    Hopedale Pond.

    Tuesday evening a short parade headed by the Hopedale band was held, after which an effigy of the Kaiser was
    hanged on a scaffold in the rear of the Draper Co. office, and then burned. Funeral services were then held, and the
    band played a dirge.

    November 22 - George Albert Draper has reopened his winter home in Boston.

    Charles Draper was recently operated for a hernia.

    Announcement was made Saturday that this town had raised $17, 500 for the United War Work fund, the quota being
    $15,000. The Draper Corporation and G.A. Draper gave $5000 each; Lt. E.S. Draper $2500; Mr. and Mrs. B.H.B. Draper  
    $1000; Mrs. Hannah t. Osgood $500; the Victory boys and girls $104 and the employees at the Draper plant $2500.

    November 29 - Mrs. Susan E. Whitney is seriously ill.

    Preparation is being made here for the erection of a service roll of the service men in the United States service.

    A well attended private "Victory" dance was held in Pythian Hall Saturday evening under the direction of Harold and
    George Falcone and Vincent Pike.

    December 6 - The firemen of the Draper Corporation enjoyed a venison supper Wednesday at the quarters in the
    Harrison block, the deer being furnished by A.C. Rhodes.

    Captain Eben S. Draper has cabled relatives that he is in good health and is now on German soil west of the Rhine. He
    was recently promoted to captain for meritorious service in action.

    December 13 - The girls employed at the Draper shop office will enjoy a theater party at Boston tomorrow.

    George Fuller was taken to the Milford hospital late Tuesday night for an abdominal operation performed by Dr. G.F.
    Curley.

    An artistic honor roll of high school boys in the service, prepared by Robert Girvin, Jr., is on exhibition at the Bowker
    store this week. Two fine skins from foxes shot by Walter Durgin are also on exhibition.

    December 20 - Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Burnham were notified by telegram Saturday noon that their son, Second Lieutenant
    E. Clifton Burnham had been killed during rifle practice at Camp Hancock, Georgia. No further details accompanied the
    message.

    Assake Jerahian of this town, who enlisted May 4, 1918, was discharged as a first-class private from the depot brigade
    at Camp Devens Saturday, and has returned to Hopedale. In his discharge papers note is made that he entered the
    army as an alien and voluntarily became a citizen of the United States, waving immunity from military service as an
    alien, and that his faithfulness and zeal made him a true example of the true soldier citizen of the United States.

    Several from here went to Fisherville Sunday evening to hear the address of Lieutenant Wendell Howie of the Royal
    Flying Corps. He is the son of Rev. David Howe, a former local pastor, and an attempt will be made to secure him to
    speak here later.

    December 27 - Private Lewis Gaskill has notified his parents of his safe arrival in New York.

    A German helmet, received by Miss Jenny Draper, has been on exhibition at the library.

    Yesterday's casualty list of the war department contains the name of Haig Halagian, 37 Dutcher Street, as slightly
    wounded.

    One of the most largely attended funerals held here in years was that of Lieutenant Edward Clifton Burnham, jr., at the
    Unitarian Church. The young man was recently killed at rifle practice at Camp Hancock, Georgia.

                                                      
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Lapworth family plot - Hopedale Village Cemetery

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