St. Clair HS Scholarship Fund founded by the Trumble and Frank & Bula Carney Memorial Funds
The St. Clair High School Scholarship Fund was founded by the Trumble Scholarship Fund and the Frank & Bula Carney Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The Trumble Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Merlin Trumble, Lester Trumble, and LuLu E. Trumble.
The Carney Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Dr. Frank Carney and Mrs. Bula Carney. Dr. Frank V. Carney was born in LaGrange, Indiana on October 24, 1885. He attended LaGrange High School graduating in 1905 and after teaching five years in elementary school in LaGrange he entered the Detroit College of Medicine, graduating in 2015.
Dr. Carney came to St. Clair in 1915 to practice medicine. Then duty called and he spent 13 months in the Medical Corps during World War I. He returned to St. Clair where he remained the rest of his life. At the time of his death he was completing his 15th term as Mayor of St. Clair. He died of a heart attack during lung surgery.
Dr. Carney was a quiet but very active man dedicated to his town ‘St. Clair’. Not only was he Mayor for 15 terms, but also served four years as alderman. In addition, he was a member of the school board for 24 years, active in three hospitals- St. Clair, Mercy, and Port Huron-. He actively worked for better schools, roads, hospitals, city hall, fire hall, park improvements and the rebuilding of the Methodist Church and other city improvements too numerous to mention.