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Faculty of Lincoln School of 1898-99

1898-99 Faculty
Lincoln School
Logan County, Oklahoma

Submitted by: June Tittsworth, transcribed by: Tammie Chada

BAKER, Mae G. - Principal of Lincoln Annex was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1878. She graduated from the Columbus High School and took a special course in drawing. Miss Baker is a stenographer, and an expert in Mechanical Drawing. She was elected to teach in the district schools of Logan Co., during the school year of 1896-97 and was elected Principal of Lincoln Annex in 1898. Miss Baker is one of the most accomplished women in Oklahoma.

CUNNINGHAM, M. W. - Prof. Miles Cunningham was born in Breckenridge Co., Kentucky. His parents moved to Newburgh, Warreck Co., Indiana in 1865. His boyhood was spent in and around this town. Here he graduated from the high school. Afterwards he with his parents removed to Lincoln, Nebraska in search of health for his mother, who was an invalid. A year of this time he attended Nebraska University. He with his parents returned to Newburgh. He taught five years in Henderson Co., Ky., that last two of which were in the city of Henderson. He came to Kansas in 1888, and was elected to the principalship of the col'd school of Oskaloosa, which position he occupied for eight years. He resigned this position, to attend the Kansas State Normal School at Emporia, and was honored with the privilege of naming his successor, which he did. He attended thnaming his successor, which he did. He attended the K. S. N. two years and came away highly recommended by the President and members of the facility. This man of culture has taught one term in the city schools of Guthrie, and at the last meeting of the board of education he was re-elected for the ensuing term.

JACKSON, Ella M. - was the daughter of Lewis and Jane Hildredth, born in Johnson County, Missouri. At an early age, Ella was elected assistant teacher to the Rev. H. M. Smith of Kansas. Shortly after this Rev. H. L. Smith was elected president of the Lincoln Institute, Jefferson City, Mo. moving his family there, Ella resigned her school and entered the Lincoln Institute in order to fit herself for teaching. On returning home she was unanimously elected principal of the Howard School, where she taught successfully; receiving re-election the following spring. She resigned the position and through the wise counsel of Rev. E. M. Cravath and others she was united in marriage to her present husband, Rev. A. E. Jackson, Vinita, I. T. who accepted an appointment under the A. M. association to go to Africa as a missionary. Where for five years she was Matron of the Home For Native Boys and Girls. On returning to America it soon became necessary for her to return to her former vocation, that of teaching. In order to become efficient in the line of work she desired to pursue, it became necessary to make special preparation. Today finds her just closing her seventh year in the First Primary work in the Lincoln School, Guthrie, Okla., and has been re-elected to the ensuring term. She is regarded as one of the best primary teachers in the Territory.


MAXIE, Stella - was born Sept. 25th, 1875 in the city of Ft. Scott, Kansas. She attended school in said city and finished with much credit, from that School. At the age of 17, she moved to Kansas City with her parents, where she was enabled to take a preparatory course in the Normal, for teaching. Hearing of the want of persons to carry on the educational course in Oklahoma Territory, she decided to "lend a helping hand." Therefore, August of 1895 found Miss. Maxie enroute for the "beautiful land"--Oklahoma. Arriving at Oklahoma City She found the "harvest was great." She succeeded in securing a school which she taught three years in succession. In the latter half of '98, she was elected by the Board of Education of Guthrie as one of the corps of city teachers. Miss Maxie is an efficient musician an a thorough lover of the Educational standard.


SPRAINGS, Dotchie - was born in Memphis, Tenn. After attending public school there a few years, her parents moved to Guthrie, Oklahoma 1893, where she again, in order to resume her studies immediately entered public school. In 1898 she graduated from Lincoln High School. She was then elected a teacher in said school for the following term, and since the close of the 1898-99 term, and she has been re-elected to teach the ensuing term. Miss Spraings is an honor to her race, and should be the pride of her parents.

TUCKER, Prof. J. St. Cyr - Principal; was a graduate of Howard University, Washington, D. C. Was an assistant in the Chemical Laboratory of the Department of Agriculture for two years. He came to O. T. and took charge of Lincoln School, he has labored night and day for the good of the school and as a result; in 1898 he turned out five High school graduates, and this year 1899 three bright pupils graduated with honor.

WEST, R. F. - was born in Van Buren Co., Michigan, Mar. 18th, 1866. He entered the country school in 1873, and by continued appreciation while in school and out, he soon completed the county course. Desiring a higher education, he worked two years and with the proceeds entered Oak Park Seminary where he remained one year. In 1887, his parents moved to Kansas. He entered the High School at Arkansas City in 1889, and graduated in 1892. In 1893, he was chosen to teach in Plat Co., Kansas. Desiring to find a wider field of labor in 1894, he came to Guthrie, Okla., where he has been engaged in the public Schools ever since. Mr. West is a man of excellent habits and of high moral standing.

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