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John P. McGlone

John P. McGlone was born John J McGlone to Michael and Winifred McGlone in Peabody, Ma on March 31st 1895. He joined the US ARMY in 1918 and was sent to multiple duty stations as a Pilot and Second Lieutenant. He returned to Peabody, MA where he lived out the rest of his life until his death in 1954.

Ruth Emerson Jackman

Ruth Emerson Jackman was born in the year of 1899 in Peabody,MA. From there she relocated to Salem, MA. Her father was Arthur Jackman of Massachusetts. Her mother Daisey Emerson Jackman was born in Canada. Mr. Jackman was a clerk trimmer and Mrs. Jackman was a saleswomen. Ruth attend Salem Normal School were she became President of the Liberty Club

Liberty Bonds

A liberty bond was a war bond that was sold in the United States to support the allied cause in World War I. Subscribing to the bonds became a symbol of patriotic duty in the United States.

There were four issues of Liberty Bonds
1) April 24, 1917 Emergency Loan Act authorizes issue of 1.9 billion in bonds at 3.5 percent.
2) October 1,1917 Second Liberty Loan offers 3.8 billion in bonds at 3 percent.
3) April 5,1918 Third Liberty Loan offers 4.1 billion in bonds at 4.15 percent.
4) September 28,1918 Fourth Liberty Loan offers 6.9 billion in bonds at 4.25 percent.

If bond traders didn't sell enough bonds they were looked at as "unpatriotic". The bond of Governs of New York stock exchange conducted an investigation of brokerage firms who sold below par to determine if "pro-German influences" were at work.

Liberty bonds are still used. Liberty bonds were issued after the September 11 terrorist attacks to finance the rebuilding of the areas affected.


“Liberty Bond.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 22 Nov. 2017,

Maurice A. Twomey

 Maurice A. Twomey son of Eugene Francis Twomey and Ellen Duggan was born Mar. 27, 1897 in Lynn, MA. He attended Salem Normal School in 1914-'20 leaving in 1917 to join the United states Army before returning to graduate in 1920. He was married with two children. Twomey died in 1981.

Alice L. Reeve

Alice L. Reeve was born in Somerworth, New Hampshire on September 9, 1888. Her parents were Frank P. Reeve and Hallie E. She was one of four children. Like her sister she attended Salem Normal School in 1910. She obivously had a passion for books and knowledge, since she pursued a career in teaching. When World War I broke out, she decided to be a part of the war effort and become a member of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), she traveled all over Europe. She went to England, France Switzerland and Bristish Isle.

Sumner Webster Cushing


        Salem State has a long illustrious history filled with predominant men and women, who have gone on to make their mark on the world. Few rival the exquisitely named “Sumner Webster Cushing”.  

    Born in in South Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, son of Webster A. Cushing and Amanda F. (Hobart) Cushing. Cushing served as the Geography Department Head at Salem Normal School. In the Military, Cushing served as an Intelligence Officer, assigned to the General Staff in Washington D.C. Using his Geography expertease to draw accurate maps and pinpoint enemy positions. Sumner was Scholar and a gentleman, but neither stopped him from cofounding one of Salem Normal School First Fraternities, Kappa Delta Phi.

        Sumner Webster Cushing was born in Ridge Hills (South Hingham), Massachusetts. During his time at Bridgewater, he was a member of the Normal Club as well as the team manager for the football team. He also was president of section B of his graduating class. As a member of Kappa Delta Phi, he served as Vice-President and also served on the Executive Committee. Upon graduating from Bridgewater in 1902, he went on to Harvard and Brown A.M. After receiving his Masters Degree he became an instructor at the Normal School in Salem, Massachusetts (now Salem State College) where he went on to become the head of the geography department and taught for eleven years. Sumner Cushing died on February 28, 1920. He was laid to rest Harmony Grove, Salem.



David Holmes Bresee

David Holmes Bresee was born in Stanstead, Quebec on February 14, 1894, to an Oscar and Ella Bresee. At some point before the age of five, his family had emigrated to Dorchester, Massachusetts, consisting of himself, his mother and father, his three brothers and his sister Lillian. They did so presumably because of the proximity, and possible suggestion of his Aunt Clara. At some point within the next five years, his father would pass away, leaving the upbringing of David and his siblings to his now widowed mother.

When he was twenty-two, he joined the U.S. Army, and within a year rose to the rank of Corporal. He had been stationed at Camp Devens, now Fort Devens, in the Hotel Company of the 301st Infantry Battalion. It was during this time that he attended the Salem State Normal School nearby. Further records and documentation are scarce, but it is known that he continued to carry out the remainder of his service honorably, and registered for the drafts of both world wars, and that he continued living on Dorchester into at least his fifties.

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