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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
unknown students (can you help?)

SURNAMES BEGINNING WITH
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Schaefer, SchellSchneider, Scofield, Scott, Scoville, Scurlock, Seal, Secore, Selby, Sellers, Sexton, Shade, Shambaugh, Sharp, Shaw, Shawhan, Sheppe, Sherritt, Shinn, Shoemaker, Shreve, Shultz, Sievers, Simonton, Simpson, Slye, Smith, Snell, Snider, Snook, Sours, Spriegel, Stanley, Steddom, Steele, Steinhauser, Stephan, Stephens, Stevens, Stevenson, Stewart, Stillings, Stillwell, Stitt, Stocker, Stokes, Stork, Strawn, Strickland, Strong, Stuart, Stultz, Sturgeon, Suddarth, Suemening, Swetnam,


SCHAEFER
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SCHELL
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SCHNEIDER
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SCOFIELD
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SCOTT
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SCOVILLE
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  • H. N. Scoville - 1869-1871
    • from Marylou Denyer on 23 May 2009
      "A couple of weeks ago my daughter and I visited the Historical Society in Lebanon, OH. We found a card file which contained students at the National Normal School of Lebanon. My great Grandfather, HN Scoville was listed there for 1869 and 1871. The attendant there found a box containing bulletins from the school including the 15th Anniversary Catalog of Teachers and Students. Mr. Scoville was listed in the Business Department for 1869, 1870 and 1871 as an undergraduate. I was told he did not graduate.
      I found the site for the school online which lists the students in the 1870 census. Mr. Scoville does not appear there. He does appear on the 1870 census of Nashville, TN, living with the Truett family. I am curious as to why he might have left school in Ohio to go to Tennessee when he had no family there, and then return to Ohio the following year. He was married in 1872 in Nashville.
      There is no picture available for Mr. Scoville. He was born in Dayton, OH, 26 Sep 1850, married Amanda Gibson in Nashville, and died 10 May 1884 at the age of 34 of an unknown cause. He was born out of wedlock and I have not been able to find his father"
SCURLOCK
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  • Henry Harrison Scurlock
    • Born May 12, 1864, Beaver, Ohio. f. Joseph Scurlock, Jan 16, 1827, Winchester, Ohio. m. Angeline Westfall, Aug. 20, 1834, Beaver, Ohio.
      Real Estate dealer. Prepared in Nat's Normal Univ., Lebanon, Ohio. Philomathean. B. S. 1889, Nat. Normal Univ. B. L. Teaching, 1902; Newspaper business agent, 1897; Real Estate and Collections and study of law, 1897 --
      Married Sarah Elizabeth Humphreys, June 18, 1901, Decatur, Ill.
      Address, 122 N. Water St., Decatur Ill. 
      Submitted 15 May 2007 by: Michelle Kennedy Byrd citing "The Alumni Record of the University of Illinois at Urbana: Including Annals of the University ... edited by Frank William Scott 1906, Pg. 178"
SEAL
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SEAL
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SECORE
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SELBY
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  • J. L. Selby, Greenville, Darke Co., Ohio
    • "J. L. Selby, Greenville, Darke Co., Ohio " written on back of photo contributed 20 March 2004 from the Photo Album obtained by Lisa & Don Howell at the Elizabeth (Fisher) Adams Estate Sale
    • Warren County Historical Society has two cards in their file which "may be" related
      One lists Lee Selby, Darke County, Ohio, 1889
      The other lists Mrs. J. L. Selby, Greeneville, Ohio
SELLERS
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SEXTON
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SHADE
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SHADE
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SHAMBAUGH
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SHARP
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SHAW
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J. R. Shaw, Elizabethtown, Ohio, 1877, 1878
SHAWHAN
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  • Judge Robert J. Shawhan (1868-1936)
    • excerpted passages from 23 Mar 1936 Obituary,
      "Robert Shawhan attended country school at Washington district school and in 1888 came to Lebanon to enter the Holbrook school. After spending a year in school here he taught school until May, 1894. In the meantime he read law at night and attended law classes during the evening at the N. N. U. of which he was a devoted and ardent alumnus. He was one of the prime movers in the establishment of the National Normal Reunions a number of years ago and maintained as active leadership through the years. After leaving the teaching profession he entered the law department of N. N. U. and spent a year in intensive study. In June, 1895 he was admitted to the practice of law and joined the Bar of Ohio. He immediately opened an office here. During the most of his tenure on the probate bench he served as teacher of law in the Holbrook school and for a time was dean of the law department."
SHEPPE
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SHERRITT
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  • J. C. Sherritt
    • from 13 Mar 1902 Western Star Obituary, "Mr. Sherritt was at various times a student in the N. N. U. being a Scientific and Classic graduate of that institution. Since last August, he had been connected with the Aetna Insurance Company in Cincinnati and often came up to Lebanon where he had many warm friends."
SHINN
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SHOEMAKER
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SHREVE
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SHULTZ
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SIEVERS
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SIMONTON
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  • Rev. Alexander McClain Simonton (1842-1922)
    • from page 8 of "Simonton History and Record" by Rev. Alexander McClain Simonton, privately published in Himrod, NY in 1916.
      "After completing the work in the public school, he entered the Normal at Lebanon, Ohio to prepare for teaching. He was about seventeen years of age then."
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  • Hiram Simonton. (1843-1903)
    • from his Obituary published in the "Warren County Record" on 18 Apr 1903
      "His early education was received at the Lebanon Academy, and afterward at the Southwestern Normal School, which, under the auspices of President Alfred Holbrook, succeeded the Lebanon Academy."
SIMPSON
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  SLYE
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  • Leonard A. Slye (14 Dec 1898-22 Jun 1926)
    • photo of gravestone at Lebanon Cemetery - Interment #4940 in Sec G lot 4-5 on 28 Jun 1926
    • Obituary in unnamed newspaper dated 24 Jun 1926
      "Mr. Slye was a graduate of Lebanon High School and National Normal University."

      Obituary in unnamed newspaper date 1 Jul 1926
      "He graduated from Lebanon High School and also from Lebanon University.  During the World War he was a student at the University of Cincinnati, wher he served in Company I, where he divided his interest between Journalism and military training."
SMITH
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  • Arthur W. Smith
    • Image from 1893 Class Photo contributed by Jim Keim on 12 Dec 2003
    • from Card File at Warren County Historical Society:
      Arthur W. Smith; B.S. 1893 (also 1894-1895); Mill Valley, 27 King St; San Francisco, Calif (Ohio written below entry)
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  • John Milton Smith (1851-1918)
    • Email from Virginia McKinley Cossens dated 13 Feb 2012:
      "My mother, Elma Smith McKinley, said her father, John Milton Smith, taught penmanship at Lebanon Normal. I know nothing more than this. She died in 1981 at the age of 95, and he died in 1918 at the age of 67. Mother and her sister must have been a source of deep disappointment to him since their handwriting was not good. Mother said that was because writing styles changed while they were learning, and they never mastered the finer points."
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SNELL
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  • Estle Snell
    • from Beers History of Warren County page 1041,
      "he attended the common schools of his neighborhood, and also took a course in the Normal School, at Lebanon, this county; he then commenced the business of teaching"
SNIDER
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SNOOK
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SOURS
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SPRIEGEL
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STANLEY
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  • Addie (Hamilton) Stanley [Warren County Historical Society lists as Adda Hamilton, Warren, Ohio, 1888, 1889]
    • Addie Hamilton was born October 26, 1870 in Lytle, Ohio and died January 6, 1918 in Post, Texas. According to information in letters written by Addie, she graduated from National Normal University sometime before 1894 with a Bachelor of Literature and a Bachelor of Pod (or Ped.).
      Information contributed by her great-granddaughter Marilyn Snider on 25 April 2004 who what like to know what Pod. stands for and adds that if it is Ped, it could possibly mean a degree in Public Education .
STEDDOM
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  • Morris Steddom
    • from Beers History of Warren County page 780,
      "He has received a liberal education, having taken a course in the National Normal School of Lebanon, and in Earlham College, Richmond, Ind. He also attended and graduated at the Commercial College of Richmond"
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  • Professor John A. Steele (1806-1885)
    • A Roster of the Alumni and Alumnae of the National Normal University (Lebanon, Ohio: Alumnal Association, 1893), 93
      "Steele, John A.     B.S. '69, B.A. '71
                Deceased.
    • Obituary, The Lebanon Gazette, 9 May 1885
      "In October, 1866, he first came to Lebanon, and entered the Normal School. He was compelled, by lack of money, to suspend his studies at intervals, but he graduated from the Scientific Class in 1869, and afterward from the Classic Class. For four years he taught at the Normal, as teacher of mathematics."
STEINHAUSER
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STEPHAN
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STEPHENS
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STEVENS
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STEVENSON
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  • Harry S. Stevenson
    • Mr. Harry S. Stevenson; 1894-1895; BS 1898; BA 1899; Loveland, OH; died April, 1943 and
      Mrs. H. S. Stevenson; BS 1898; BS 1899; see Anna Dunlop, Loveland, OH
      [from Warren County Historical Society Card File]
    • Harry S. Stevenson, Manchester, Ohio, included in 21 July 1899 group photo titled Mrs. Simpson's Boarding Club
STEWART
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STILLINGS
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STILLWELL
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STITT
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  • Walter Stitt (1865 - 1883)
    • from 12 Jan 1888 Western Star obituary,
      "He attended the Normal School at Lebanon for two years, but was forced to come home last March on account of his health failing since which time he continued to decline."
STOCKER
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STOKES
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  • Thomas Hamer Stokes (1848-1938)
    • Photo: "Former Editor, City's Eldest Business Man" The Lincoln (Illinois) Herald, Tuesday, July 26, 1938
      "...Born March 28, 1848, of Quaker descent, one of ten children in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin A. Stokes, he was educated at National Normal at Lebanon, Ohio, and Antioch College at Yellow Springs, Ohio.
      Taught Rural Schools
      Upon coming to Lincoln in 1866, Mr. Stokes taught for two years, one year at White Hall rural school in Eminence township and the other as principal of the old First Ward school which stood on the site of the present Washington school. ..."
STORK
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STRAWN
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STRICKLAND
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STRONG
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STUART
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  • Lawrence Aubrey Stuart, Banner, Arkansas (1886-1918)
    • Lawrence Aubrey Stuart attended Lebanon University in 1909 and 1910 and then returned to his home in Arkansas and became a teacher until his untimely death in 1918 from "brain fever"
      Also see the "Lawrence Aubrey Stuart Collection" - Cards, photos and papers acquired by Lawrence Aubrey Stuart while attending Lebanon University in 1909 and 1910.
      donated by his grandson, Kenneth Lawrence Crow on 11 April 2005
    • Bulletin of Lebanon University 1910-1911, page 39
      Undergraduate student
STULTZ
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STURGEON
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SUDDARTH
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  • F. S. Suddarth, M. D.
    • entered the National Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio, where he had the fortune to come under the influence of that brilliant educator, Professor Holbrook, then in charge there. After graduating in 1891 Doctor Suddarth returned to his home state, and for seven years bestowed his talents on teaching.
      See Biography at the Taylor County, West Virginia GenWeb site.
SUEMENING
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SWETNAM
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  • William Wylie Swetnam.
    • William also attended the National Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio, where he studied under the famous grammarian Dr. Holbrook.
      See Descendants of Alexander Sweatman
     

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