Mr. Harry A. Lyeth

b. 08 Nov 1909 - Lake Clear, NY
d. Feb 1971 - VA

Oswego State Teachers College, B.S.


1941 Beacon (yearbook) February 1944 Anchor, p. 24 1964 Anchor, p. 51 Friday, February 21, 1964 Issue of the Beacon
 Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64)
of VA - 04/30/03
Thanks, Dave!
 11/08/12 Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64)
of VA - 04/30/03
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64)
of VA - 04/21/08
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Does anyone else remember Mr. Lyeth? He was NNHS's one and only drafting teacher. His classes were male only then...

- Ray Barnes ('65) of VA - 04/07/11

Thanks, Ray!

I remember Mr. Lyeth. When I was at NNHS, I was the only female in drafting class. 

- Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 04/09/11

Thanks, Domi! You were a true pioneer.

In answer to Ray's (Barnes - '65 - of VA) question regarding Mr. Lyeth--I took drafting under him in that same semester--at the time I had absolutely no concept of drafting or what was hidden under the streets or in the walls and was beyond a bad drafting student!! Today I know. To my good fortune, Mr. Lyeth was a basketball fan and close follower of our NNHS teams. So, he struck a deal with me if would continue to play basketball--NO problem--and never take drafting again--NO problem--I would "pass" the semester. Yep, athletes did get some breaks--surprised? Don't be!!

I also remember whenever the SPD would have a car wash, he always came and paid more than we asked--I liked him, not because of that--but because he was really a nice man.

- Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 04/09/11

Thanks, Wayne!

Ray Barnes ('65 - of VA) requested information about Harry Lyeth - Well, Mr. Lyeth was my father in law. He was
a very quiet and kind person who was very proud of his 3 sons and 2 grandchildren. He always enjoyed the grandkids.
Sadly, he died too soon for my kids to really remember a lot about him.

Mr. Lyeth was born and raised in a small town in up state NY. Lake Clear, NY is about 25 miles north of Lake Placid.
He always missed being in the Adirondacks of NY. He was a hunter, and loved to sail.

He met his wife in Oswego NY where he attended college. They had a long and happy marriage. She was a nurse.

I feel blessed to have been part of their family. Many fond memories. IF Ray has any other questions - I will be happy
to try to answer them. My email address is

Josie Lyeth - 04/12/11

Thank you so much, Josie! We try to record as many memories of our teachers in our archive as we can!

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