The boys of Xavier High School

This is just a random page from a copy of Xavier High School’s 1933 yearbook. Xavier, founded in the 1847, is an elite Jesuit high school on West 16th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues that attracts boys from all over the metropolitan area. Until 1971, ROTC was mandatory, hence the military uniforms.

But when were the boys below marked RIP? Perhaps they died young, in World War II. Or maybe the classmate who owned this yearbook wrote the initials recently.


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5 Responses to “The boys of Xavier High School”

  1. oldeastsidr Says:

    There is a Mortimer V. Walsh listed as a crew member of an Army Air Forces aircraft show down in North Africa in 1942. Crew presumed dead.

  2. wildnewyork Says:

    Thank you for looking that up and posting.

  3. Quilty Says:

    Thanks for posting this bit of history from my alma mater.

    Trehy’s and Uminger’s names did not show up in the American Battle Monuments Commission Website for WWII or Korea, or the National World War II Memorial site, so it may be possible that they passed away after the war.

    You may be able to obtain biographical information from the school itself, but student records may not be available to researchers. Also, the school website ( doesn’t seem to have a specific contact e-mail.

  4. 1933 yearbook ads: Who is still in business? « Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] That’s still their textbook branch; it opened in 1932, a year before this yearbook from Xavier High School, a Jesuit academy in Chelsea, was […]

  5. Dan Cullen Sr. Says:

    In re “The boys of Xavier High School” posting of December 21, 2008, my dad, Jas. Edwd. Aloy. Cullen was attending Xavier around that time, i.e., 1933 – possibly a senior by then.

    My brothers and I don’t have much history on him as our parents passed away when we were children.

    Would you happen to have other pages of that Xavier High School’s 1933 yearbook?

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