High School Life in Dover, Ohio, 1935


1935 Dover High School Basketball Reserves

Among the 1935 Dover High School basketball reserve squad was my grandfather, Robert Earl Ley Jr — top photograph, back row, third from right.

1935 Crimson & Grey Yearbook – Dover, Ohio

Among the cool genealogical finds on Facebook — of all places — are pages devoted to an area’s history, usually maintained by a devotee whose family has called the place home for generations upon generations.

Gee, I don’t know anybody in my own family like that.

Seriously, though, the work Dan Slentz has done on Facebook collecting and commemorating Dover’s history is fun, indeed. Everything from mid-19th-century shots of the early canal days to ribbon-cutting ceremonies from the Dover today find a place on his page. And the historical shots are abundant!

In this post, some scans Dan shared from the 1935 Crimson & Grey yearbook of Dover High School, then the Roosevelt High School of my grandparents.

Bob Ley and Sue Weible were still in school that year — as juniors — and my grandpa Don Foutz had graduated a mere three years before.

Above, you see the pic of the basketball reserves, on which Bob Ley (top photograph, third from right in the back row) played.

Other finds:

* sponsorship by Great-Grandpa Robert Ley Sr. of the yearbook — a tradition Mom says grandpa carried on, and from the same dentist’s office

* sponsorship by Miller Studio Inc. — although in New Phila, the offices eventually run by my grandma Foutz’s second husband, Max Miller (a graduate of New Philadelphia High School) also came to employ my grandma, Erma Foutz, and my dad, Fred

* pic of the 1934Dover football varsity — thought Grandpa Ley might have played; closer inspection reveals no

* an ad for Fred Pottschner Ford — which employed my Grandpa Don Foutz, a 1932 alum and former star of the DHS football squad

* a page devoted to the Dover School Board — of which cousin Edwin Frederick Weible was president

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