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Lebanon, Ohio (1855-1917)
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STUDENTS & FACULTY

The school had about 80,000 graduates. The names of a small handful of them (as submitted by researchers or as posted elsewhere on the internet) are listed below. The list is slowly growing. If you would like to add your ancestor to this list, send an email to Arne H Trelvik with whatever information you might have about their attendance at the school. I'd be happy to include a photo and short bio if you have them.

Students listed at the "Southwest Normal School" in the 1870 census
Students listed at the "Normal School" in the 1880 census
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SURNAMES BEGINNING WITH
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
MabonMaddock, Malone, Malsbary, Marlatt, Marrs, Marshall, Marstiller, Martin, Mason, Matthews, McBride, McClellan, McClelland, McClung, McCormick, McCune, McDonald, McDougle, McGregor, McGrew, McIlwain, McLucas, McKay, McKinney, McKeever, McSpadden, McVey, Medsker, Meeker, Meier, Meloy, Merrill, Merritt, Messenger, Milhollin, Milburn, Miller, Minnis, Mitchell, Moore, Monfort, Montgomery, Moore, Morgan, Morris, Morton, Mote, Mounts, Mulford, Mull, Muttart, Myers,

MABON
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MADDOCK
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MALONE
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  • Ferdinand Maddin Malone, Capleville, Tennesssee (1858-1943)
    • Mary Lou Reed writes on 30 Sep 2007,
      "My Great grandfather Ferdinand M. Malone (from Capleville, TN) studied at National Normal University during the summer of 1887. I have three letters he wrote home telling the family about his experiences and describing the college. He even mentions seeing Alfred Holbrook and hearing him speak.

      Ferdinand Malone taught for a year at Woodland Academy in Saulsbury, Tennessee. After the end of the spring term in 1887, Ferdinand became a student again at National Normal University in Lebanon, Ohio. Much of Ferdie’s free time while in Lebanon was spent corresponding with his siblings and people back home. In a letter to his youngest sister, Callie, he reminded her “to keep all my letters”.
      Letter to Callie Malone
      dated 5 June 1887

      Letter to Callie Malone dated 3 July 1887

      Letter to Robert F. Malone dated 5 Aug 1887
      Ferdie returned home after his summer of university classes. He entered Peabody Normal College in Nashville, Tennessee, for the fall term.

MALSBARY
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MARLATT
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MARRS
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  • Starlin Marion Newberry Marrs. (1862-1932).
    • "He graduated with a B.S. from the National Normal University in Lebanon, Ohio."
      Biography in "The Handbook of Texas Online"
MARSHALL
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MARSTILLER
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MARTIN
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MASON
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  • Matilda Mason, Jackson Twp, Wells County, Indiana (1843-1864)
    • Contributed by Jean M. James of Olympia, Washington on 10 May 2004
      "MATILDA MASON, my great aunt, was a student at NNU. Matilda Mason was the third child and one of thirteen children born to Thomas Mason and his wife, Harriet (Dixon) Mason. Her birth occurred 15 July 1843 in Jackson Twp., Wells County, Indiana. Because her mother, Harriet (Dixon) Mason, had a sister, Lydia (Dixon) Turner, residing in Lebanon, Ohio, Matilda's parents enrolled her at National Normal University, probably about 1862 and she lived with James & Lydia (Dixon) Turner while there. In January, 1864, Matilda contracted a cold which became increasingly worse. Her Aunt Lydia put her in a stage and sent her home to Wells Co., IN where she died a few days later.

      My grandfather described her illness as a bad cold for which her aunt gave improper treatment resulting in inflammatory rheumatism. Apparently she was given steam baths, etc. Anyway, her parents felt she had received improper care which resulted in her death.. Matilda Mason died 25 January 1864."

      The 1880 census showing James & Lydia Turner, residents of Lebanon, OH, also includes three students who were rooming with them. They are Walter S. Calahan, age 23 born VA; Joseph M. Ickeng, age 22 born OH; Augustus Ashmonte, age 23 born OH. I assume they were students at NNU because of their ages. The above James & Lydia (Dixon) Turner were related to me as my great grandmother was Harriet (Dixon) Mason, mother of Matilda Mason, a student at NNU"

MATTHEWS
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McBRIDE
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  • Franklin E. McBride (____-1890) - B.S. 1884, M.D. 1886
    • from Sharon Meeker in Kentucky on 1 Jul 2008,
      "Julia Lillian Wheeler attended Lebanon Normal College, where she met her future husband Franklin E. McBride, son of Washington and Mary Ann (Swan) McBride of Richland County, Ohio. Franklin and Lillie married about 1886. Franklin attended Cleveland Medical College and graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Chicago. Lillian also had a medical education. About 1889 Frank and Lillian went to China as medical missionaries under the auspices of the Congregational Church.
      In July 1890 Franklin died in China of typhus fever. Lillie (who was just about due to deliver their third child), remained in China until the following spring.
      Franklin and Lillian McBride had three sons who lived to adulthood: Alfred Rush McBride (1886-1951) of Dayton; Astley McBride 1887-1916 of Philadelphia; and Franklin E McBride (born in China 1890 – 1933) of Cleveland, Ohio"
   
McCLELLAN
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  • J. W. McClellan
    • Photo from a group of ca. 1896 student photos contributed by Bill Bronsch on 7 July 2004 who writes:
      "On the back is also written Dunkinsville, OH. Adams. Co.
      Other information given:
      He also lived in Matthews. Indiana at Box 217.
      He was deceased by Nov. 24, 1932"
McCLELLAND
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MCCLUNG
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McCORMICK
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McCUNE
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  • Oscar C. McCune. (1851 - ____)
    • "He remained at home until he reached his twentieth year, at which time he began to attend the Normal School at Lebanon. He attended this institution about two years, and subsequently taught school for several terms." Biographical Sketch from History of Clinton County, Ohio
MCDONALD
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McDOUGLE
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  • Ernest C. McDougle (acting vice-President N. N. U., Lebanon, O., 1897-1901)

McGREGOR
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McGREW
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McKAY
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  • John M. McKay
    • According to 24 Jul 1913 newspaper article, John McKay spent 3 years in preparatory work and graduated from Lebanon University in '09 with a B.S. Degree plus he spent two years in Ontario Agricultural College. He was appointed Superintendent of Turtlecreek Township Schools in 1913.
McKINNEY
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  • Anson McKinney
    • Cincinnati Teacher N. N. U. Graduate, Dies, unnamed paper dated 5 Oct 1933
      "Prof. Anson McKinney, who graduated from the National Normal University at Lebanon in 1884, died early Sunday at his home on North Ben Road, College Hill.  He was a teacher in the Cincinnati public shcools."
McILWAIN
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McLUCAS
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McKEEVER
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  • Abbie C. McKeever, Williamsburg, Clermont County, Ohio

McSPADDEN
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McVEY
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  • Alfred Henry McVey.
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  • Professor Charles E. McVey (1851-1887)
    • from obituary in the 28 Apr 1887 Western Star, "He was educated at the Lebanon Normal School for the profession of his adoption, that of teaching school."
    • from obituary in the 28 Apr 1887 Lebanon Gavette, "He received his education in the schools of Mason, and then attended the National Normal University at this place for two years, graduating from the Classic Class with high honor."
MEDSKER
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  • Robert Graham Medsker (1839-____)
    • Jean Ann Lansche 21 Sep 2011 email;
      My gggrandfather was Robert Graham Medsker from Highland County, OH , born in 1839, married in 1864 and moved to MO in 1865 had graduated from SW Normal School in Lebanon, OH and taught for 7 years in Illinois before moving to MO.
MEEKER
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MEIER
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  • William H. Meier
    • Richard Meier 26 Oct 2013 email:
      "My grandfather graduated from this institution in 1900, his name was William H. Meier."
MELOY
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  • Clifford C. Meloy (1870 - 1932)
    • A Roster of the Alumni and Alumnae of the National Normal University (Lebanon, Ohio: Alumnal Association, 1893), 69
      Meloy, C. C. B.S. '92,  Lebanon, O. Member of Classic Class.
    • The following was extracted from a 1932 obituary held by the Warren County Genealogical Society (newspaper not identified)
      "Born in the Independent school neighborhood in 1870, Mr. Meloy spent the greater part of his life as a teacher, he was widely connected with farm organizations and was one of the leading rural figures of the community. He taught school for nearly 30 years, most of which was in this county. He was graduated in the N. N. U. class of 1892."
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MERRILL
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  • W. C. Merrill
    • Image from 1893 Class Photo contributed by Jim Keim on 12 Dec 2003
    • from another photo at the Warren County Historical Society identified in different places as Junior Book-keeping Session 149, NNU; Class of 1892; Class of 1893 W. C. Merrill, Point Rock, Ohio
MERRITT
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MESSENGER
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  • Mrs. Sophia (Haskell) Messenger (____-1907)
    • "Mrs. Messenger Dead," obituary, Garnett (Kansas) Journal, October 25, 1907, page 1.
      " . . . Mrs. Messenger received most of her education in this city, attending the old McLain Seiminary. She afterwards took a normal course at Lebanon, O., where she met and married her husband, Adna C. Messenger. . . "
      Click to see the whole obituary contributed by Judy West on 10 May 2014.
MILHOLLIN
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MILBURN
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MILLER
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  • Marion H. Miller
    • Photo from a group of ca. 1896 student photos contributed by Bill Bronsch on 7 July 2004 who writes:
      "On the back is also written Marneville or Mameville, Ohio. [sic? might be Maineville, Ohio]
      Other information given: He also attended the school in 1891"
MINNIS
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  • Warwick S. Minnis
    • N. N. U. Graduate dies in Hamilton Hospital, unnamed paper dated 12 Jan 1933
      "Warwick S. Minnis, 47, prominent Hamilton real estate man and a graduate of the National Normal University at Lebanon, died Sunday at the Fort Hamilton Hospital following an extended illness."
MITCHELL
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MONFORT
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  • Mary Emily 'Emma' Monfort
    • from 25 Dec 1902 Western Star Obituary:
      "Mary Emily Monfort was born February 22, 1861. She graduated from the High School in 1879 and from the N. N. U. in'80. For five years she held a position in the Maineville public schools, six at Red Lion and nine in Lebanon public schools, thus rendering the service of teacher for twenty years."
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  • Rutherford B. Monfort (ca. 1877-1939)
    • According to his obituary, he attended N.N.U. and later became secretary and general manager of the Farquhar Furnace Company in Wilmington, Ohio and was also elected the Mayor of Wilmington, Ohio
MONTGOMERY
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MOORE
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  • Lillian (Pantall) Moore
    • from 6 Sep 1888 Western Star:
      "Lillian Pantall, of Punxsutawney, Pa., was a member of the scientific class of '84, of the Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio. So well known, and such a favorite was she, her death will be mourned alike by the classes of '83 and '84. Just one year after graduating she was united in marriage to Mr. J. U. Moore, of Morrow, O. Here for three short years she was the angel of his home."
    • from 6 Sep 1888 Lebanon Gazette:
      "Roachester
      Mrs. Lucy Moore, of this neighborhood, died on August 29th. A few years ago she attended the Normal school at Lebanon, graduated with honor and was soon afterwards married. Rev. Mr. Hammell conducted the funeral srvices at her late residence on September 2."
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MORGAN
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  • Oregon Franklin Morgan (1846-1927)
    • Entry from 1893 Alumnal Roster
      "Morgan, O. F.  B. S. '77; Waterville, Minn. Superintendent of Schools"
    • Civil War Service
    • 2 Oct 2008 e-mail from Nancy (Mrs. Tom) Tjornhorn of Minneapolis, Minnesota
      " My great grandfather, Oregon Franklin Morgan, was a student at Lebanon Normal School right after the Civil War. O.F. was from Fairmont, WVa. Virginia before the WVA entry during those years. He served in an Ohio Military Unit....I believe he had a passion for education, discipline and learning, gleaned from of the hand written (YES) letters he penned to his daughter, my grama and Grama's children.....One being my mother. I have the old parchment graduation certificate he received upon finishing at Lebanon Normal as it states. Sadly his signature has faded but I remember reading it in years past.....O.F. Morgan became a Professor in Waterville, Minnesota....
      O.F. married a Lebanon girl, Alice Hart, daughter of Zephaniah Hart.....Alice's lineage goes back just a couple more generations to John Hart, signer of the Dec. of Ind. from New Jersey... Harts also married Corwins in Lebanon..."
    • Oregon Franklin Morgan Photos, Certificates & Letters by Nancy (Mrs. Tom) Tjornhorn of Minneapolis, Minnesota
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  • Stephen Morgan
    • elected as a Republican to the House of Representatives of the 56th US Congress and reelected two more terms, serving from 1899 - 1905. He attended Central College, Worthington, Oh. and Normal University, Lebanon, Oh. See Biography on the "Morgans in Congress" Web site.
MORRIS
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  • Harriet N. Morris
    • A Roster of the Alumni and Alumnae of the National Normal University (Lebanon, Ohio: Alumnal Association, 1893), p. 72
      Morris, Harriett N.    M. A. '86
      Upper Alton, Ill.
    • 11 Dec 2011 email from Jahongir Usmanov provided the following reference:
      National Education Association, Yearbook and List of Active Members: 1907-1908 (Winona, MN: The Association, 1907), p. 70; digital images, Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org : accessed 11 Dec 2011
      California Life Members
      1882  Harriet N. Morris, A.M., '86 Nat. Nor. Univ.
      Georgia St., University Heights, San Diego.
      [Her entry in the 1905-1906 edition of the yearbook may be viewed on Google Books]
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  • J. S. Morris
    • Following excerpted from 6 Apr 1939 Obituary found at the Warren County Genealogical Society ,
      "Clarence Wyly Turner attended school at the National Normal University and graduated in the Scientific Class of 1891. He frequently attended the General Reunions, the last time in 1936 when the Class of 1891 held their 45th anniversary. Mrs. Emma Bangham, of Lebanon was a classmate.
      Mr. Turner was a graduate of National Normal University and had as classmates Dr. J. V. Mulford, Miss Eunice Mull, J. S. Morris and others who remember him well. He was a regular visitor here for the annual reunions."
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MORTON
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MOTE
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  • Aarie Mote
  • West Milton, Ohio; 1868, 1869
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  • C. C. Mote
    • Darke Co, Ohio; 1874
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  • D. W. Mote
    • Darke Co, Ohio; 1874, 1875, 1876, 1878
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  • E. E. Mote
    • Weaver Station, OH; 1878
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  • E. J. Mote
    • West Milton, Miami Co; 1859, 1860
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  • Irvin Moute
    • Laura, Miami Co; 1858
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  • Joseph Mote
    • West Milton, Ohio, 1857, 1858
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  • Kirk L. Mote
    • Lebanon Warren Co; 1859
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  • M. B. Mote
    • West Milton, Oh; 1871
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  • T. C. Mote
    • West Milton, Ohio; 1871
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MOUNTS
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  • Charles Mounts (1865-1929)
    • Charles Mounts Taken By Death Monday Evening, The Western Star, Lebanon, Ohio, Thursday August 22, 1929
      "... He attended the public schools in his neighborhood and later the National Normal University at Lebanon. ..."
MULFORD
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  • Dr. J. V. Mulford
    • Following excerpted from 6 Apr 1939 Obituary found at the Warren County Genealogical Society ,
      "Clarence Wyly Turner attended school at the National Normal University and graduated in the Scientific Class of 1891. He frequently attended the General Reunions, the last time in 1936 when the Class of 1891 held their 45th anniversary. Mrs. Emma Bangham, of Lebanon was a classmate.
      Mr. Turner was a graduate of National Normal University and had as classmates Dr. J. V. Mulford, Miss Eunice Mull, J. S. Morris and others who remember him well. He was a regular visitor here for the annual reunions."
MULL
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  • Catherine Matilda (Hathaway) Mull (1844-1926)
    • 6 Aug 1925 Newspaper article regarding her 60th wedding anniversay to Benjamin Mull says, "She was one of the first students at the old Holbrook Normal School"
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  • Eunice Mull (19 Oct 1872 - 25 Jul 1955)
    • Following excerpted from 6 Apr 1939 Obituary found at the Warren County Genealogical Society ,
      "Clarence Wyly Turner attended school at the National Normal University and graduated in the Scientific Class of 1891. He frequently attended the General Reunions, the last time in 1936 when the Class of 1891 held their 45th anniversary. Mrs. Emma Bangham, of Lebanon was a classmate.
      Mr. Turner was a graduate of National Normal University and had as classmates Dr. J. V. Mulford, Miss Eunice Mull, J. S. Morris and others who remember him well. He was a regular visitor here for the annual reunions."
MUTTART
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  • William Leard Muttart (1870-1942)
    • 30 Oct 2009 email from Robert Muttart
      "My grandfather, William Leard Muttart attended NNU May or June 1895 until summer of 1896. He had been born in 1870 in Prince Edward Island. He graduated from Bangor Theological Seminary in Bangor, Maine in 1894-5.and in May 1895 traveled to Lebanon,Ohio where he enrolled in rhetoric and speech skills. at NNU. I saw several "receipts to cover his costs I believe he had an acquaintance at NNU who may have been from Maine as well, and who may have recruited William to enroll at NNU. He is listed as a Mr. Wood and may have returned to Maine in 1896. William became a Congregational minister and went on to pastorates in Maine, Massachusetts,Rhode Island and Connecticut. He died in Norwich Connecticut in 1942."
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