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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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Tate, Taylor, Terry, Thomas, Thompson, Tigar, Timm, Timon, Todd, Toll, Trindale, Tubb, Tucker, Turner, Tuttle, Twenhofel, Tye,


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  • Henry Wister Tate (6 Dec 1855-13 Mar 1931)
    • Biographical Sketch in undated clipping from unidentified newspaper submitted on 10 Aug 2009 by Penny Rucker
      "He graduated from the National Normal University at Lebanon, O. in 1873 and afterwards took a full course in the theological department of Central Tennessee college at Nashville under Dr. J. Braden."
    • Funeral Program and Obituary submitted on 16 Jan 2010 by Penny Rucker who received it from his Great Grandson Henry Burton Tate Jr.
      "... He was a slave until he was 8 years of age.  The only book he ever saw was an elementary speller, in which he learned his A, B, C's. With his mother and stepfather, George Pleasant, he settled at Troy, Ohio, in 1866, and received training in the Colored school there, until he was promoted to the white public school, he being the first Colored boy ever admitted.  This made no small stir at the time.  At 18 years he graduated from the National Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio, under Prof. Alfred A. Holbrook, in 1873.  For two years he attended the Theological Seminary at Wittenberg College, Springfield, Ohio, while pastoring Wiley M. E. Church there.  He studied  and graduated in the Theological Department of Central Tennessee College, Nashville, Tenn., in 1889. ..."
    • Letter from H. W. Tate to George A. Myers dated 20 Apr 1898 in the Manuscript Collection of the Ohio Historical Society
    • Ohio Death Certificate #17924 (1931) for Henry Wister Tate viewed at http://search.labs.familysearch.org
      colored male, retired minister, married to Cora Tate
      born 6 Dec 1855 in Hayeville, N.C. [Clay County now but it was Cherokee County at the time of his birth]
      died 13 Mar 1931 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
      buried in Colored American Cemetery on 17 Mar 1931 [aka United American Cemetery]
      Informant:  Rob't. E. Tate, son, 910 Lincoln Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Ohio Death Certificate #41142 (1927) for Poebe Ann Tate viewed at http://search.labs.familysearch.org
      colored female married to Rev. H. W. Tate, D.D.
      born 28 Aug 1861 in Flemingsburg, Kentucky to John Andrews & Bessie Brown
      died 17 Jul 1927 at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
      buried in Colored American Cemetery on 20 Jul 1827 [aka United American Cemetery]
      Informant: Rev. H. W. Tate, D.D., 920 Lincoln Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • "Slave Cabin Sketch Mystery Solved" by Sheila McLaughlin, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Tuesday, January 19, 2009
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TERRY
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THOMAS
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  • Anna I. Thomas
    • Terry Easton writes,
      "From the "Floral Album" my Grandmother, Anna I. Thomas, used to collect signatures on her graduation from the Nation Normal College (?).
      "On 14 Feb 1882, Anna I. Thomas wrote a letter asking for employment as a teacher at Ridgeville, so I would first look for her to be in the 1882, graduating class."
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THOMPSON
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  • Jasper N. Thompson
    • Biographical sketch from the 4 Mar 1891 Lebanon Gazette says, "Mr. Thompson was born in Lebanon, Warren county, Ohio, in 1844, and finished his education in the national normal school in Lebanon"
 
  • Phebe B. (Thompson) Farlow
    • Image from 1893 Class Photo contributed by Jim Keim on 12 Dec 2003
    • from Card File at Warren County Historical Society:
      Farlow, Mrs. Archa; Fall Sci 1893 (also 1894-95); see Phebe B. Thompson; 3931 Menlo Ave, Los Angeles, Calif.
 
  • William G. Thompson (14 Oct 1861 - 19 Mar 1828)
    • excerpted from 22 Mar 1928 Obituary held by the Warren County Genealogical Society
      "A native of Butlerville, Ohio; married Florence May Monger 7 Jul 1887; In 1888, Mr. Thompson came to Lebanon and entered the office of the late Governor McBurney where he studied law. He attended National Normal University, was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Lebanon,"
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  • W. T. Thompson (ca. 1872 - 1933)
    • W. T. Thompson was born at the old home near Lebanon, attending public schools there, and finished his education at the National Normal University at
      Lebanon under Professor Holbrook.
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TIMM
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TIMON
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  • Walter Francis Timon (1876-1952).
    • He attended National Normal University in Lebanon, Ohio, where he earned a degree in business administration.
      Biography
      in "The Handbook of Texas Online"
TODD
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  • Isabelle 'Belle' (Todd) Grimes (1874-1939), Wilmington, Indiana
    • Photo: Algebra 2, Session 172, taken 26 Jul 1894 contributed by Robert Houston on 31 Jan 2014
    • 31 Jan 2014 Robert Houston email: Biography of Isabel Todd Grimes by her grand nephew, Robert Houston
      Isabel Todd was born 4 March 1874 in Hogan Township, Dearborn County, Indiana the second eldest of the ten children of John Alexander Todd and Ellen Welhoff. Isabel and two of her sisters and a brother became teachers. She attended NNU in 1894. In 1900 she married John Grimes and they lived on a farm near Grayford , Indiana. They had one son, Robert who would become a teacher and school principal. I am named after Robert, my father’s favorite cousin born just one day before him in 1901. Belle, as she was known in the family, died in 1939.
 
  • Mabel Agnes (Todd) Houston (1872-1970), Wilmington, Indiana
    • Photo: Algebra 2, Session 172, taken 26 Jul 1894 contributed by Robert Houston on 31 Jan 2014
    • 31 Jan 2014 Robert Houston email:Biography of Mabel Agnes Todd Houston by her grandson, Robert Houston
      Mabel Todd was born 27 June 1872 in Hogan Township, Dearborn County, Indiana the eldest of the ten children of John Alexander and Ellen Welhoff Todd. Mabel and two of her sisters and a brother became teachers. She attended nearby Moores Hill College and National Normal University in Lebanon, Ohio and taught school from 1892 to 1897 in Wilmington, Dillsboro and Greendale, all in Dearborn County. She attended NNU for sure in 1894, probably in 1892, and possibly at other times about then. Greendale was a two-teacher school where she taught the younger children and the other teacher (and principal), Frank Lee Houston taught the older children. She stopped teaching in 1897 when she married Frank. In 1900 they moved to a farm near Chesterville, Indiana where they lived the rest of their lives. Frank died in 1954 at age 85 and Mabel died at age 97 in 1970. Two of their three sons would also become teachers, my father, Harold Todd Houston, a professor of Engineering at Evansville University and Herschel W. Houston, a teacher and high school principal in Richmond, Indiana.
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  • Robert M. Todd.
    • "In his native County of Warren, Robert M. Todd grew up, and besides the country schools he attended the Southwestern Normal College, under the celebrated educator Professor Holbrook, at Lebanon, Ohio" See Biography from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans
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TRINDALE
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  • Martha Gail Trindale.
    • Message posted on the Warren County Ohio Genforum by Mary Jo Redfern Finan on March 12, 2001 says "My grandmother, Martha Gail Trindale went there. I don't know the dates. But she was born in 1886"
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TUCKER
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TURNER
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  • Clarence Wyly Turner from Clydeton, Humphreys County, Tennessee (1866-1939)
    • Following excerpted from 6 Apr 1939 Obituary found at the Warren County Genealogical Society ,
      "He 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."
    • See Congressional Biography for political biography.
    • See Political Graveyard
TUTTLE
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  • Professor Tuttle
    • Photo on left from Janet Newell on 1 July 2006 who writes,
      "Charles G. Conlon who must have been a student for a time, possibly during the years of 1867 and/or 1868. Ill health required that he return home. In a diary he wrote for several years, he mentioned the school and a Prof. Tuttle and Prof. Holbrook. In a photo album, there were pictures of these two men."
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  • William H. Twenhofel.
    • During the summers of 1902-1904, Twenhofel studied at the National Normal School in Lebanon, Ohio. After receiving the B.A. in 1904, he taught at the East Texas Normal College in Commerce, Texas. See Biography at the History of Geology Web site
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