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Back Ro w L-R: Douglas McConnell, Marion Petit, Mary Oliver, William Exton LloydFront Row L-R: Howard McConnell, David Hossie, President Walter Murray, John Moore, John Strain.
Back Row L-R: Douglas McConnell, Marion Petit, Mary Oliver, William Exton LloydFront Row L-R: Howard McConnell, David Hossie, President Walter Murray, John Moore, John Strain.

Class of 1912 Provokes Questions and Thought

I am writing to express my astonishment and dismay after having read through Bev Fast's article on the class of 1912 (Fall 2007).

The article is well written, interesting and detailed but might have been authored by someone living in the 1950's or 1960's. If that were so, I would find it easier to understand.

When describing the lives and accomplishments of the 8 graduates in the photograph of the 1912 class, I learned that both women married and who they married. I notice there is no mention of whom the men married.

Come on! It's 2007! We should all be past this gender bias thing by now.

Karen Kowalenko-Evjen

Editor's Note: Other members of the first graduating class who were found to be married included David Neil Hossie who married Mary Gordon Stuart on November 23, 1926, and Howard McConnell who married Valerie Marr McConnell BA'1925.


Your information on first graduate John James Moore who died in the First World War, most likely at Vimy Ridge, got me wondering. The Veterans Affairs website doesn't list any John Moore close to the information in the article you have but there is some indication on a web site that the 196th battalion was folded into the 19th Reserve battalion, in Manitoba, in January 1917.

Harold Murray

Editor's Note: More information about John James Moore can be found in the University's Archives at http://www.usask.ca/archives/history/wwi.php


The University's records show that William Exton Lloyd entered the Law Faculty in 1913 and enlisted in October 1914, which may explain why he never received his degree. The University archives also indicate that he was wounded.

William Exton Lloyd was the son of the first Principal of Emmanuel College, George Exton Lloyd, who brought the original University of Saskatchewan (now the University of Emmanuel College) founded by federal charter in the 1880's, into the newly created provincial university, and moved the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad into affiliation with the university and onto the current campus from Prince Albert. George Lloyd later became Bishop of Saskatchewan.

Thank you for a most interesting article.

Yours faithfully,

Dr. Walter Deller
Principal and Vice-Chancellor, The College of Emmanuel and St. Chad and The University of Emmanuel College


William Exton Lloyd must surely be linked to George Exton Lloyd, the 4th Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Saskatchewan, for whom the border city of Lloydminster was named.

Wasn't Bishop Lloyd's daughter the first student of the U of S to receive a degree graduate diploma?

Edward Ceonacher, BA, B'Ed

Editor's Note: Neither of Bishop Lloyd's daughters received a degree from the University of Saskatchewan. It was Bishop Lloyd's daughter-in-law, Mary Isabella Lloyd (Oliver) who received her Bachelor of Arts degree in the first graduating class of 1912. She married William Lloyd's brother Frank Percival Lloyd.


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