Class of 1916

1916 PeromaRalph McCune
Ralph McCune

Business Manager Peroma; Vice-Pres, Athletic Ass’n; Manager Football; Vice-Pres, Tannhauser Club; Press Reporter Philomathean Society; Basket-Ball; President of Class 12-13, 13-14.

“You tell’em.”

Ralph William McCune

October 29, 1897 – August 24, 1952

Ralph William McCune, 58, succumbed to a heart attack yesterday morning while supervising a Mexican cotton picking crew on his farm near Brawley, Calif., in the Imperial Valley.

Born in Perry on October 29, 1897, he was the son of William and Medora “Dora” (Mars) McCune. He graduated from Perry High School in 1916 and was the manager of the Houston-McCune Lumber Co.

He and Ethel Lou Reid, former Perry school teacher, were married August 28, 1919, in Oklahoma City. They made their home in Perry until leaving Perry in 1922 for Brawley, where he also was engaged in the lumber business.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ethel L. McCune, and two daughters, Mrs. W. W. (Mary Helen) Mitchell, of Seattle, Wash., and Billie Lou McCune of the home.