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Names and Addresses of the School Directors and Teachers of Tioga County
Teachers are listed first, then Directors.
These names are taken from the reports of Secretaries of School Districts, and in each list the names President, Secretary and Treasurer are written in the order named from beginning of list.
Published in Wellsboro Agitator Nov 02, 1904
A. T. Bowen, Prin., Arnot. Mary Hopkins, Arnot.
May Borden, Arnot. Rose E. Robena, Arnot.
Elizabeth Ditchburn, Arnot. Kathryn Feeney, Arnot.
Nellie M. Watkins, Arnot. Ella Borden, Arnot.
Joanna Mannix, Arnot. Robert E. Roberts, Arnot.
Agnes C. Blair, Arnot. Margaret Ditchburn, Arnot.
Alice T. Breen, Arnot. Nora Coleman, Arnot.
Thomas J. Lowry, Arnot, Pres. J. J. Blair, Arnot.
W. Charles Frick, Landrus, Sec’y. W. E. Williams, Arnot.
Alfred Peterson, Arnot, Treas. Bert Welch, Arnot.
Ernest L. Taylor, Prin., Blossburg. Mary Bambury, Blossburg.
Bessie A. Williams, Blossburg. Estella England, Blossburg.
Anna C. Emerick, Blossburg. Minnie Keating, Blossburg.
Jennie Arrowsmith, Blossburg. Edna Case, Blossburg.
Agnes Hyland, Blossburg. Zeats Sake, Blossburg.
May Hughes, Blossburg. Bridgie Brennan, Blossburg.
Elizabeth Scofield, Blossburg.
Edward W. Johnson, Blossburg. Dr. E. M. Haley, Blossburg.
J. D. Connors, Blossburg. R. D. Horton, Blossburg.
Dr. Geo. D. Crandall, Blossburg. F. H. Stratton, Blossburg.
Mrs. Mary B. Cornish, Westfield, R. F. D. Iva Crawford, Westfield.
Roy D. Simmons, Westfield, R. F. D. Rose Murdock, Austinburg.
Etta Hunt, Westfield, R. F. D. Mayme Terry, Austinburg.
Elvira McPeek, Westfield, R. F. D. F. A. Reynolds, Troupsburg.
Fred McLean, Westfield, R. F. D.
C. P. Gill, Westfield, R. F. D., 1. H. B. Murdock, Austinburg.
L. B. Hunt, Westfield, R. F. D., 2. W. A. Simmons, Westfield, R. F. D., 1.
Edwin Mascho, Westfield, R. F. D., 1. Fred Bush, Westfield, R. F. D., 2.
Roy Dockstader, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 8 Gertrude Everts, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 8
Alvina English, Wellsboro. Bessie Wilkins, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 10.
Blanche Fuller, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 11. Anna Collins, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 10.
Mabel N. Evans, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 4. Ray Hazlett, East Charleston.
Flora West, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 5. W. H. Careon, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 5.
Ada Kohler, Crooked Creek. Myrtle Jones, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 5.
Clara Emberger, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 9. Florence Doumaux, Covington, R. F. D.
Lucy Austin, Wellsboro. Emma Thompson, Wellsboro, R. F. D. 9.
J. A. Ludlam, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 8. W. S. Neal, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 10.
J. J. Evans, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 5. F. C. Moore, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 11.
L. W. Wilkins, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 8. B. F. Edwards, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 9.
Walter Wilcox, Prin., Little Marsh. Tacie French, Little Marsh.
Kate Monks, Little Marsh. Joseph Reynolds, Little Marsh.
Ida Ransom, Little Marsh. Helen Carpenter, Little Marsh.
Sara Ferris, Little Marsh. Myra Short, Little Marsh.
Georgiana Monks, Middlebury Center. Jennie MacDonough, Knoxville.
Myrtle Palmer, East Chatham.
F. M. Jackson, Little Marsh. Dr. R. H. Jones, Little Marsh.
Joseph Wilson, Little Marsh. Joseph Cooper, Little Marsh.
Myron King, Little Marsh. Bennett Reynolds, Little Marsh.
Phillip Lent, Prin., Sabinsville. Ethel Carpenter, Little Marsh.
Nellie Ransom, Westfield, R. F. D. Ellen Edwards, Westfield.
Royal L. Predmore, Potterbrook. Matie Mascho, Westfield.
Pearl D. Short, Sabinsville. Daisy Carl, Sabinsville.
Eva M. Chamberlain, Sabinsville. Satie Rice, Little Marsh.
J. H. Kernan, Sabinsville. P. F. Hoffman, Sabinsville.
Winfield Scott, Sabinsville. L. M. Faulkner, Sabinsville.
A. M. Roberts, Sabinsville. Samuel Frith, Lansing.


Wm., O. Jenkins, Prin., Covington. Martha L. Brown, Covington.
Katherine Lewis, Covington.
R. C. Cunningham, Covington. W. A. Blanchard, Covington.
S. H. Mitchell, Covington. Chas. C. Redfield, Covington.
Dr. S. A. Gaskill, Covington. R. J. Taylor, Covington.
Mrs. S. Knowlton, Covington. Hazel Phelps, Covington.
Lyman Walker, Mansfield. Anna Duggan, Morris Run.
Helen Ingalls, Covington. Lula Zimmer, Mansfield.
Florence Johnson, Covington. Hattie Marvin, Mansfield.
Lucy Zittel, Covington. David B. Rose, Covington.
Martha Gray, Covington. Pearl Keeney, Wellsboro.
J. F. Haverly, Covington, R. F. D. A. H. Doud, Covington.
L. R. Walker, Covington, R. F. D. A. H. Davey, Covington, R. F. D.
E. O. Connelly, Covington, R. F. D. John Vaughn, Covington.


Matie Matteson, Knoxville. Orma Honotor, Knoxville.
Olive King, Westfield. Rebecca Holbert, Knoxville.
Emma Bonney, Austinburg. Delos Owlett, East Chatham.
Alice Westbrook, Knoxville.
G. B. Seamans, Knoxville, R. F. D. Preston R. King, Knoxville.
C. M. Woodbury, Knoxville. S. R. George, Academy Corners.
K. I. Billows, Knoxville. C. R. Price, Academy Corners.
Genevieve Sabin, Stony Fork. Lois E. Kriner, Wellsboro.
Edna W. Ogden, Stony Fork. Mable Powers, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 2.
Celia Schwartz, Wellsboro. Mary E. Derbyshire, Wellsboro, R. F. D. 7.
Carrie Roblyer, Wellsboro. Nellie Wetherbee, Wellsboro, R. F. D. 3.
Esther J. Butler, Kress. Vernie Powers, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 2.
Nellie M. Brew, Wellsboro. Mary Willard, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 6.
Mary Sheidweller, Wellsboro. Florence Buckley, Wellsboro.
Theresa Spencer, Wellsboro. Mary Butler, Kress.
Elsie Lienhardt, Stony Fork. Lulu Roblyer, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 6.
Sarah Eberenz, Wellsboro. Mildred Clark, Wellsboro.
Wallace Ingerick, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 2. Maude Walbridge, Wellsboro.
Mazie Keeney, Wellsboro. Mary Campbell, Wellsboro.
Tina Wheeler, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 2. Nellie Valsing, Stony Fork.
Nettie Phippen, Wellsboro. Clara Hiltbold, Wellsboro.
Katherine Roland, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 6. Ethel J. Mudge, Wellsboro.
H. J. Mitchell, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 2. Geo. Hatherell, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 1.
S. L. Campbell, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 3. A. B. Carpenter, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 1.
J. E. Spencer, Wellsboro, R. F. D., 4. Elwin Steele, Stony Fork.
Raymond Steele. Prin., Antrim. Margaret Nash, Antrim.
Isabel Marvin, Antrim. Mae McDonnell, Antrim.
Lenore O’Connell, Antrim. Anna Swanson, Antrim.
John Nelson, Antrim. C. E. Burgess, Antrim.
John Clifford, Antrim. Gus Peterson, Antrim.
Jas. B. Howell, Antrim. (Not a director.) W. W. Horden, Antrim.
Samuel Mitchell, Antrim.
Claude A. Sly, Prin., Leetonia. Frank Reinwald, Gaines, R. F. D.
Mrs. Claude A. Ely, Leetonia. Lulu Hanscom, Marshlands.
Maude Spencer, Gaines, R. F. D.
James Bailey, Leetonia. J. L. Snyder, Leetonia.
Gustave Gross, Gaines, R. F. D., 1. Jos. F. Grimm, Marshlands.
W. T. Schanbacher, Gaines, R. F. D., 1. Leslie Lockwood, Leetonia.
H. F. Walker, Prin., Elkland. Gertrude Warren, Elkland.
May Cloos, Elkland. Loie Perry, Elkland.
Eleanor Donovan, Elkland. Anna Encell, Elkland.
C. L. Kenyon, Elkland. S. A. Weeks, Elkland.
S. H. Parkhurst, Elkland. James Donovan, Elkland.
A. B Miner, Elkland. Jerome Bottom, Elkland.


Teacher, Jesse Utter, Elkland.
B. S. Rathbun, Elkland. Stephen Rice, Elkland.
Fred Dailey, Elkland, R. F. D. Claude Long, Elkland R. F. D.
C. F. White, Elkland, R. F. D. John Berg, Nelson.
Fannie Treat, East Chatham. Lulu Shaw, Middlebury Center, R. F. D.
Charles R. Blanchard, Tioga, R. F. D. Ola E. Davis, Knoxville, R. F. D.
Burr VanDusen, Osceola, R. F. D. Ada L. Allen, Middlebury Center.
Dora M. Odle, Osceola, R. F. D. James A. Donovan, Elkland.
Mrs. Eunice Campbell, Osceola, R. F. D. Robert H. Austin, Crooked Creek.
J. R. Smith, Osceola, R. F. D., 2. E. M. Close, Farmington Hill.
C. H. Blanchard, Farmington Hill. C. D. Northrop, Nelson, R. F. D., 1.
O. A. VanDusen, East Chatham. T. T. Colegrove, Tioga.
Elsie Schanbacher, Gaines. Mrs. Hattie Kennedy, Marshlands.
Nellie Truman, Gaines. Edna M. Fuller, Manhattan.
Flosie Hare, Gaines. Ethel Soper, Marshlands.
Mrs. Ida Hanscom, Gaines. Jessie Lindsay, Marshlands.
M. M. Smith, Gaines. P. H. Dewey, Gaines, R. F. D.
J. D. Strait, Marshlands. John Goodwin, Gaines.
Darwin Barnhart, Gaines. Nathan Ladd, Manhattan.
Anna Nelson, Prin., Morris Run. Margaret Parfit, Morris Run.
Marie Wetsel, Morris Run. Elizabeth Coleman, Morris Run.
Margaret Fogarty, Morris Run. Anna Driscoll, Morris Run.
Mary Duggan, Morris Run. Hanna Palmer, Morris Run.
Mae Churchill, Morris Run. Mary Lindle, Blossburg.
Isabelle Woodhouse, Morris Run. Rena Heron, Blossburg.
John X. Jenkins, Morris Run. Dr. J. H. Kiley, Morris Run.
Edward F. Hayee, Morris Run. Robert Lindle, Blossburg.
W. S. Nearing, Morris Run. Martin Saporowski, Morris Run.
Earl Spencer, Millerton. Anges Miller, Millerton.
Pearl Adams, Millerton. Laura Gaylord, Millerton, R. F. D.
Eula Doud, Tioga, R. F. D. Roy Dickinson, Jackson Summit.
Ola Shieve, Millerton, R. F. D. Albert U. Deming, Somers Lane.
Victor Lefler, Jobs Corners Mrs. Clara Wetherbee, Lawrenceville.
Louise Daggett, Millerton, R. F. D. Vera Hulslander, Lawrenceville.
Blanche Baker, Millerton, R. F. D. Thos. Olver, Mansfield.
J. B. Matthews, Trowbridge.
A. H. Inscho, Tioga, R. F. D. E. R. Mitchell, Somers Lane, R. F. D.
D. W. Gaige, Millerton, R. F. D. S. L. Cummings, Lawrenceville, R. F. D.
C. L. Updike, Daggett. Dr. P. W. Houser, Millerton.
C. E. Dietz, Prin., Knoxville. Ethel Reese, Knoxville.
Frederika Micholfelder, Knoxville. Jean Doane, Knoxville.
Julia Strait, Knoxville. Lida M. Carpenter, Knoxville.
Helen Hendricks, Covington, R. F. D. Mason Lyon, Troy, R. F. D.
Susie Borden, Troy. Agnes Boyd, Canton.
W. H. Stevens, Knoxville. C. E. Lawrence, Knoxville.
C. E. Wainwright, Knoxville. C. E. Martin, Knoxville.
H. B. Jones, Knoxville. W. H. Edgcomb, Knoxville.
Dorotha Kraiss, Tioga. Anna Tilford, Lawrenceville.
Horace G. Roff, Mansfield. Lou A. Bishop, Tioga.
Luella Beach, Nelson. Blanche VanWie, Tioga.
G. G. Close, Tompkins. Frank Lee, Lawrenceville.
Willie W. Reep, Somers Lane. Eli Roberts, Lawrenceville.
M. S. Baldwin, Lawrenceville. Delos Colegrove, Lawrenceville.
E. P. Shaw, Prin., Lawrenceville. Elizabeth C. Harrower, Lawrenceville.
John E. Nelson, Lawrenceville. Leora M. Smith, Lawrenceville.
W. K. Ryon, Lawrenceville. C. W. Chamberlain, Lawrenceville.
John N. Hotchkiss, Lawrenceville. E. B. Beaumont, Lawrenceville.
W. W. Hutchinson, Lawrenceville. L. G. Seelye, Lawrenceville.
M. E. Haggerty, Prin., Liberty. Clara B. Reynolds, Liberty.
Dr. G. A. Smith, Liberty. H. E. Brion, Liberty.
I. F. Wheeland, Liberty. Israel Farer, Liberty.
Grant Sebring, Liberty. (Not a director.) W. Ostrom, Liberty.
B. F. Bastian, Liberty.
F. C. Snyder, Liberty. Gertrude Randall, Canton.
Anna Dacey, Covington. Clara Miller, Liberty.
Anna Snyder, Liberty. Alma Zinck, Liberty.
Fred Harer, East Point. Mrs. Edith Gleckler, Nauvoo.
A. T. Harer, Roaring Branch, R. F. D. John Desmond, Nauvoo.
Elma Kohler, Liberty.
Peter Gmeiner, Liberty. George Heyler, Sebring.
Wm. Winder, Liberty. C. F. Gleckler, Nauvoo.
Samuel Harer, East Point. John Schanbacher, Sebring.
E. A. Retan, Prin., Mansfield. Lena Lewis, Mansfield.
Mattie D. Bodine, Mansfield.

(Six grades are taught in Model School of S. N. S.)

H. B. Taylor, Mansfield. U. S. Snover, Mansfield.
Dr. F. G. Wood, Mansfield. J. P. Bates, Mansfield.
Frank A. Clark, Mansfield. F. C. Passmore, Mansfield.
Harry Palmer, Prin., Keeneyville. Emma Brigden, Hammond.
Edith Bailey, Wellsboro. May Gee, Keeneyville.
Rena Carpenter, Middlebury Center. Angie Gee, Keeneyville.
Nellie Coolidge, Keeneyville. Eleanor Sullivan, Wellsboro.
Eunice Bailey, Wellsboro. Ethel Taft, Knoxville.
Gertrude Webster, Holiday.
George Spaulding, Hammond. H. T. Keeney, Jr., Crooked Creek.
J. D. Carpenter, Middlebury Center. P. E. Brown, Crooked Creek.
G. E. Morton, Middlebury Center. M. J. Smith, Keeneyville.
Lynn Soper, Prin., Hoytville. L. Zoulyne Swindell, Nauvoo.
Nellie Hurley, Hoytville. Mayre Guy, Morris.
Nora Ryan, Hoytville. Mary Plank, Plank.
Kathryn Snyder, Hoytville. Eleanor Mitchell, Lloyd.
Deila Darby, Hoytville. Joanna Hurley, Lloyd.
A. B. Ashley, Nauvoo. Ada Blakely, Hoytville.
A. Louse Seaman, Morris.
G. S. Blackwell, Lorenton. Orson Williammee, Lorenton.
G. R. Wheeler, Hoytville. W. M. Plank, Plank.
L. W. Hart, Morris. Dr. R. F. Robinson, Morris.
Milton B. Carpenter, Prin., Nelson. Estella Pierce, Nelson.
Nina A. Woodbury, Nelson.
John Kelly, Nelson. Arthur Stevens, Nelson.
William Pepper, Nelson. E. E. Bates, Nelson.
D. W. VanDyke, Nelson. J. E. Hazlett, Nelson.
No teachers - Students sent to other districts
L. B. Brown, Elkland. F. B. Brown, Elkland.
D. M. Brown, Elkland. Charles W. Kelley, Elkland.
C. F. White, Elkland. (Not a director.) Robert Babcock, Elkland.
O. P. Babcock, Elkland.
Edward E. Marvin, Prin., Osceola. Mary A. Wilson, Osceola.
Mrs. Lulu B. Marvin, Osceola. Kate J. Donovan, Elkland.
W. H. Clark, Osceola. W. H. Long, Osceola.
Chas. Tubbs, Osceola. John W. Hammond, Osceola.
Frank J. Seely, Osceola. Arthur L. Baker, Osceola.
Andrew Nelson, Mansfield. Valeda Bartlett, Mansfield.
Myra Gaige, Mansfield.  Julia Strange, Mansfield.
Mrs. Jennie Avery, Mansfield. Daniel Mudge, Mansfield.
B. Louise Bates, Mansfield. Eva M. Reese, Mansfield.
Susie VanNess, Mansfield. Mrs. Sheila Pratt, Mansfield.
Bert W. Richmond, Mansfield. Harry E. Elliott, Mansfield.
J. C. Rexford, Mansfield. W. W. Inscho, Canoe Camp.
F. H. Pratt, Mansfield, R. F. D. P. H. Whittaker, Mansfield, R. F. D.
Grant Lewis, Mansfield. Volney Ripley, Mansfield, R. F. D.
Teacher - Celia Leiby, Rutland.
A. C. Young, Rutland. J. T. Stout, Rutland.
J. W. Avery, Rutland. A. L. Davis, Rutland.
Dr. O. S. Nye, Rutland. C. W. Kelly, Rutland.
C. R. French, Millerton. Maude Allen, Middlebury Center.
Harriet Case, Mansfield. Louise L. Davis, Rutland.
Sylvene Nye, Rutland. Edna Garrison, Jobs Corners.
Emily Updyke, Mansfield. F. E. Webster, Jobs Corners.
Bertha Benson, Rutland. Clara Garrison, Jobs Corners.
E. E. Wood, Rutland. J. Oldroyd, Rutland.
F. M. Lawrence, Mansfield, R. F. D. J. M. Longwell, Rutland.
George Frost, Rutland. A. E. Garrison, Jobs Corners.
Effie Sheehar, Westfield. Mary Crans, Ansonia.
Nora Knowlton, Wellsboro. Lepha Plumley, Wellsboro.
Anna Kerwin, Wellsboro. Mabel Kennedy, Wellsboro.
Ina Phillips, Wellsboro. Eloise Borden, Wellsboro.
Eugene S. English, Wellsboro. W. C. Reyman, Ansonia.
Henry T. Schanbacher, Ansonia. Chas. Jones, Delmar.
Chester L. Scranton, Marsh Creek. J. M. Campbell, Ansonia.
Eleanor Rew, Mansfield, R. F. D. Ernest Webster, Mansfield, R. F. D. 6. 
(State Road School)
Georgia Austin, Mainesburg. Albert Wetmore, Mansfield.
George Bardwell, Mainesburg 
(Rumsey Hill School).
Fred Sutton, Sullivan. (Elk Run)
These five persons were listed under Knoxville in the newspaper edition. They were all in Sullivan.
Ada Holly, Columbia X Roads, R. F. D. Lora Roberts, Mansfield, R. F. D., 4.
Mildred Spaulding, Mainesburg.
(Holly School)
Frank Ashley, Mainesburg.
Belva Robbins, Mansfield, R. F. D.
Nelson Holly, Columbia X Roads. Claude Harvey, Mansfield, R. F. D., 1.
E. B. Robert, Mansfield, R. F. D., 1. John C. Strange, Mainesburg.
Charles Smith, Mainesburg. A. D. Ballard, Sullivan.
Lewis N. Wilson, Prin., Tioga. Harriette Boughton, Tioga.
Fredrika Krieger, Tioga.
Joseph Krieger, Tioga. J. M. Peck, Tioga.
Daniel Berry, Tioga. J. D. Saxton, Tioga.
H. L. Baldwin, Tioga. E. D. Brigham, Tioga.
Arthur Dann, Prin., Tioga. Clara Steele, Tioga.
Rosa Lechner, Tioga. Susie Allen, Tioga.
Bess H. Alford, Tioga. Helen Kraiss, Tioga.
Anna B. Greene, Tioga. Mazie Dewey, Tioga.
Louise J. Gramenstetter, Tioga. R. H. Kelts, Tioga.
Ida M. Rawson, Tioga.
D. W. Hurd, Tioga. John G. Kentch, Tioga.
Wm. Redner, Tioga. Wm. West, Tioga.
F. Valentine, Tioga. Wallace Button, Tioga.
R. H. Landon, Prin., Roaring Branch. Olive Plank, Roaring Branch.
Josie Randall, Roaring Branch. Belle Carl, Roaring Branch.
Mary Barrow, Ogdensburg. Carrie Krise, Roaring Branch.
Alice Gibbon, Gleason. B. L. Thomas, Roaring Branch.
Jennie Preston, Roaring Branch. Louisa Harvey, Roaring Branch.
Margaret Kinsley, Ogdensburg. Jessie Randall, Roaring Branch.
Lucy Thomas, Roaring Branch. Nellie Landon, Gleason.
G. J. Smith, Gleason. Stephen Spencer, Roaring Branch.
F. B. Austin, Ogdensburg. Charles Schmenzle, Roaring Branch.
B. H. Landon, Gleason. T. G. Ward, Roaring Branch.
Rexa B. Nash, Sullivan. Maude Lyon, Troy, R. F. D., 65.
Norma Snyder, Canton. Gertrude Hill, Canton, R. F. D.
Carolyn Lyon, Troy, R. F. D., 65. Majorie Snyder.
Wallace Chase, Fall Brook. F. C. Schraeder, Canton, R. F. D., 73.
T. P. Farman, Canton, R. F. D., 73. S. J. Purvis, Mainesburg.
Hiram Lyon, Troy, R. F. D., 65. Herman Broos, Canton.
H. E. Raesly, Prin., Wellsboro. Sarah L. Young, Wellsboro.
M. F. Jones, Wellsboro. Margaret Roberts, Wellsboro.
Stella T. Doane, Wellsboro. Grace Bastian, Wellsboro.
R. L. Butler, Wellsboro. Pauline Ortman, Wellsboro.
Minnie B. Truman, Wellsboro. Addie R. Mills, Wellsboro.
Clara E. English, Wellsboro. Katherine Borden, Wellsboro.
Nanni E. Johnson, Wellsboro. Louise VanValkenburg, Wellsboro.
Pearl Reed, Wellsboro.
Francis M. Scheffer, Wellsboro. R. S. Houghton, Wellsboro.
J. W. Mather, Wellsboro. R. H. Smith, Wellsboro.
W. D. VanHorn, Wellsboro. F. R. Field, Wellsboro.
Leonard Harrison, Wellsboro.
W. E. Blair, Prin., Westfield. Mrs. M. N. Edwards, Elkland.
Carrie Thomas, Westfield. Mabel Gibson, Ulysses.
Mabel Zimmer, Westfield. Minnie Argetsinger, Westfield.
Clare Baxter, Westfield.
Mrs. Sarah I. Krusen, Westfield. L. E. Knapp, Westfield.
Mrs. Alice E. Strang, Westfield. J. C. Edgcomb, Westfield.
E. M. Tucker, Westfield. (Not a director.) J. N. Losey, Westfield.
J. E. Harvey, Westfield.
Ida Grace Kimball, Westfield. Edna Weeks, Westfield.
Bessie M. Kimball, Westfield. Rilla Briggs, Westfield.
Edith Whipple, Westfield. Ava Guile, Westfield.
Helen Buck, Westfield. Mildred Crout, Westfield.
Edna Seaman, Westfield. Emma Rugaber, Westfield.
Bertha Rolison, Westfield.
Dana Learn, Westfield. Vernon Labar, Westfield.
B. H. Buck, Westfield. Mrs S. M. Weeks, Potterbrook.
H. L. Gufle, Westfield. J. S. Swimeley, Westfield.


Annual Report

Of the Superintendent of Schools of Tioga County for the year 1903-4.

The past year has been one of hard work. Everybody has been working and results have been very gratifying. School officers have been active and the teachers, as a whole, have never done better. The book adopted by the Reading Circle Committee have been generally read, our educational meetings have been well attended and other evidences of progress of our teachers have been very manifest. The children, too, seemed to catch the spirit so much in evidence, for, considering the extremely severe winter, the attendance was never better.

Our Annual Institute was held in Wellsboro, November 4-8, inclusive. The instructors were Dr. A. T. Smith, Mansfield State Normal School, Dr. Henry Houck, Deputy State Supt., Dr. Preston W. Scarch, Worcester Mass., Mrs. Mary Hunt, Boston, Mass., Profs. H. E. Cogswell and William Day Crockett, Mansfield Normal. Miss Louise B. Taylor was our regular entertainer.

Our evening attractions were as follows: Monday, Rogers Grilley Company; Tuesday, Rev. Frank Dixon; Wednesday, Maro, the Magician; Thursday, Mrs. Maud Ballington Booth. With such a list of names, comment upon the quality of the work of the Institute, or the character of the attractions seems entirely unnecessary. The attendance was unusually large both day and evening. The Auditorium, seating 1000 people, was taxed to its full capacity at several sessions-both teachers and citizens manifesting great interest in the proceedings. It is every gratifying to note the growing interest in both day and evening programs shown by the citizens of Wellsboro and vicinity, and I might add the county in general. Besides the Annual Institute there were 14 teachers’ meetings held--13 Local Institutes, and the County Teachers’ Association--all of which had excellent programs and were well attended. Several Boards gave their teachers Friday for the Local Institute and his enabled them to close the session at noon on Saturday. I commend the plan.

The Directors’ Association was held at Wellsboro, May 20th. Addresses were made by J. W. Mather, Esq., Maj. G. W. Merrick, Hon. David Cameron, and the County Superintendent. An excellent paper on the Director of the 20th Century was read by W. W. Inscho, of Richmond township, and was followed by a general discussion. The attendance was the largest in the history of the Association, and the consensus of opinion of those in attendance seemed to be that it was the best. I look forward for a larger attendance at our next meeting. I am satisfied it would be much larger could the Association meet during Institute week, and I trust that our next Legislature will pass an amendment to the present law leaving the time of convening the Association entirely to the County Superintendent and directors. Officers for the following year are as follows: President, Hon. Charles Tubbs, Osceola, (re-elected); Vice President, J. W. Mather, Esq., Wellsboro; Secretary and Treasurer, B. F. Edwards, Charleston township.

The Tioga County Centennial was observed by our schools on Friday, March 25th. A program was furnished all the schools allowing such changes as circumstances necessitated, and I must here express my appreciation of the general response by the teachers to the appeal made by the County Superintendent to observe the day. I know of only two districts that failed to do so, and that was on account of their schools closing for the term several days previous to the date designated.

A number of school libraries have been furnished by teachers holding entertainments, etc. Antrim’s teachers, always live to the best interests of their school, raised $60 by means of an entertainment given as the opening of their Local Institute. This means a valuable addition to their library. One of our teachers has made a resolution that she will leave a library in every school that she teaches. So far she has succeeded admirably. I refer to Miss Alma Zipck, of Liberty township. I wish more of our teachers would make that resolution. It would hasten the day when every school will have its library.

The question of Centralization still receives considerable attention from our citizens. Richmond township, voted upon this question at the February election, and, I regret to say, those opposed to the plan prove to be in the majority. I really feel that many patrons voted against their own interests. Our boys and girls must have better educational advantages. The little school house has served our people well--but does not meet the demands of the present. It must give place to the Graded and High School.

On the whole I am sure that the Compulsory Law has been more faithfully carried out the past year any previous year--and yet there is still room for improvement in some districts.

During the year I have examined 372 applicants for certificates, made 341 visits to schools and attended 18 educational meetings, besides attending to a large correspondence and many other duties belonging to this office.

It has always been my policy to encourage directors to seek the aid of the County Superintendent in the selection and placing of teachers, and in every other way that his counsel and services would be helpful to them in the discharge of their several duties, and in this I feel that I have been quite successful. It is only through this co-operation that the best results can be reached.

In conclusion, I would acknowledge the courteous treatment received from directors, teachers and patrons, and would thank all who have contributed in any way to the success of our schools.

W. R. Longstreet, County Superintendent.

Schools of Tioga County.

Summary of Annual Statistical Report of Superintendent for the Year 1903-4.

Number of school houses 304
Number of school rooms 406
Seating capacity 14,957
Number of good school houses 240
Number of male pupils enrolled 5,941
Number of female pupils enrolled 5,675
Whole number of pupils enrolled 11,616
Number of schools 381
Number of graded schools 138
Number in which the Bible is read 365
Number in which any higher branches are taught 146
Number of public examinations held during year 15
Number of provisional certificates granted 212
Number of professional certificates granted 4
Number of applicants rejected 160
Number of male teachers employed 77
Number female teachers employed 312
Number of teachers who held provisional certificates 178
Number of teachers who hold professional certificates 27
Number of teachers who hold permanent certificates 15
Number of teachers who hold State Normal School certificates or diplomas 160
Number of teachers who are graduates of Colleges 5
Number of teachers who have had no previous experience 71
Number of teachers who have taught five or more terms 135
Number of visits to schools by Superintendent 331
Number of educational meetings attended by Superintendent 18
Number of Directors 246
Number of women who are members of school boards 3
Number of school districts 41

Local Institute Districts.

I. Westfield (borough and township), Clymer and Brookfield.
II. Gaines and Elk.
III. Delmar, Shippen and Wellsboro.
IV. Duncan and Morris.
V. Liberty (borough and township.)
VI. Bloss, Blossburg, Fall Brook and Hamilton.
VII. Covington (borough and township).
VIII. Roseville, Rutland and Sulllivan.
IX. Jackson.
X. Mansfield and Richmond.
XI. Tioga (borough and township), Lawrence and Lawrenceville.
XII. Elkland, Farmington, Nelson and Osceola.
XIII. Deerfield and Knoxville.
XIV. Chatham and Middlebury.
XV. Charleston.
XVI. Ward and Union.

The teachers of the different Local Institute districts will elect their executive officers, consisting of a Chairman and a Secretary, on Tuesday, November 1, at the close of the afternoon session of the County Institute. (November 2, 1904.)

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