PATERSON HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
CLASS OF 1880

Thirteen young ladies and three boys were graduated at exercises in the Paterson Opera House. Destroyed by fire in 1902, the Opera House stood where the U.S. Theater is today (as of 1951).

BETTS, Elizabeth
BUTLER, William
COCKER, Margaret
COWAN, Susie
DOOLITTLE, Fred
HUYSOON, Mamie
KING, Brawley
KING, Jean
McCLORY, Mary
McGROGAN, Kate
PELSER, Miss Agnes Teacher
ROGERS, Susan
RYERSON, Laura
SHIRRELL, Kate
SMITH, Etta
SMITH, Addie
SMITH, Jeffrey

William BUTLER was related to Nicholas Murray BUTLER, who for many years was president of Columbia University and a member of the Paterson Board of Education.

Addie SMITH and Kate SHIRRELL late became elementary and high school teachers in Paterson.

(The above material was taken from a 1951 newspaper article contained in the scrapbook of Mrs. Caroline OFFHOUSE, 100 Boyle Avenue, Totowa Boro, NJ (1872-1858). The newspapers listing of graduates was also accompanied by a photograph of these thirteen female graduates and their teacher. Mrs. Offhouse was the mother of Charles D. OFFHOUSE, teacher and supervisor, Eastside High School, Paterson, NJ. The Offhouse Scrapbook is part of the Passaic County Historical Society collections.)

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