Graduation Daze

Milestone Graduations in the family

hvm-grad-1955 May 1955: Harold V. Manson receives his Bachelor of Journalism degree at Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri.  Also in the picture are his wife, Lillian Gines Manson (left), who had graduated from Lincoln two years earlier; and his mother, Jessie Beatrice Bowie (1909-1973) (right, holding future genealogist).   Harold Manson was just the second person descended from Jane Manson (1823-??) to graduate from college; the first was his aunt Pansy Manson Warren (1909-1998).

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June 1976: The present author becomes the first descendant of Jane Manson and the first descendant of Richard Gines (1860-??) to graduate from a United States service academy, in this case, the United States Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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June 1977: Vennis T. (“Terry”) Manson becomes the first descendant of Jane Manson or Richard Gines to graduate from a University of California campus; in this case, UC Santa Barbara.  Also in the photo are great-uncle Elias Bowie (1910-2005) (left), father Harold V. Manson, and brother David Q. Manson (center).

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June 1981:  David Q. Manson talks with his grandfather, Quentin V.H. Manson (1913-1987) moments before his graduation as the top Army ROTC cadet at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo.

Now show us some of your milestone graduation photos!

All photographs copyright MansonMedia. All rights reserved. Originals in possession of Craig Manson, Carmichael, California.

Craig


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