Ellington Free Academy 1898-1899
and texts from the Ellington Free Academy Circular
Transcribed & Submitted by Bonnie Covedill, 2003.
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A - Ellington High School
B - Historical and General Information
C - Board of Education - Names
D - Board of Education - Pictures
Row: Adelbert L. Andrus, Sardius Frisbee, Eugene E.
Row: Chas. A. Seekins, Charles J. Main, Milo O. Gilbert
E - Faculty - Names
F - Faculty - Pictures
Row: Miss Rublee, Intermediate; Mrs. Sprague, Music; Miss
Row: Mrs. Love, Preparatory; Francis J. Flagg,
Principal; Miss Gilbert, Preceptess
G - Students - 1898-1899
H - Students - Alumni
G - Students - 1898-1899
of Ellington Free Academy
Annual Circular of the Ellington Free Academy
Ellington, Chaut. Co., N.Y.
McLean & Cutting, Printers,
Silver Creek, N.Y.
Clark, Grace E.,
Flagg, Minnie M.,
*Fox, Maud E.,
Minnie M., Clear Creek.
McKee, Iva L.,
Post Graduates Doing Advanced Work.
Brooks, Katherine M. (72 counts).
Lawrence, Edna B. (100 counts).
Clark, Grace E. (72 counts).
McDonald, Arthur (72 counts).
Fox, Maud E. (72 counts).
McKee, Iva L. (72 counts).
Barber, Kittie D.
Soule, Lynn G.
Wilcox, Warren F.
Harris, Leigh G.
Hill, Roy C.
Leach, Hettie A.
Bronson, Alice M.
DeVoe, Ina Belle
Hinman, Burt H.
Risley, Dora E.
Alverson, Rosa E.
Flagg, Minnie M.
Nolan, Charles E.
Bagg, Marion L.
Cowen, Olive A.
Day, Meade H.
Fuller May M.
Hill, Addie H.
Hoag, Edith D.
Race, George A.
Rhodes, Arthur F.
Towers, Grace M.
Greene, Bessie A.
Newton, Mabel A.
Race, Mary E.
H - Students - Alumni
Circular of Ellington Free
Class of 1879.
Lettie Brooks. Attended Oberlin College after graduation.
Married August 4, 1880, to Prof. R. R. Rogers, a former Principal
of the Academy and at present Superintendent of Jamestown Public
Schools. Has taught elocution and is now instructing a class
composed of Jamestown teachers in ornithology.
Mattie Farman. Ellington.
Lucy Dunham. Died at Cherry Creek, August , 1880. Was the
first person buried in Valley View cemetery, Ellington.
Class of 1880.
John Slater. Druggist, Berlin, Wis.
Class of 1881.
Lizzie Dobbins. Taught several years. Married to Charles A.
Boyle, Ellington, September 29, 1889.
Frank Dunham. Graduated from Rush Medical College in
Chicago with degree M. D. in 1886.
Practicing physician Rawlins, Wyoming.
Class of 1882
Cora Main. Fredonia Normal Classical, ' 87. Taught one year
at Frewsburg. Hillsdale College, ' 92; degree A. B. conferred in '
92 and A. M. in ' 95. Has taught ancient languages in Pike
Seminary from ' 93 to date. Permanent address, Ellington.
Class of 1883.
Mary Benedict. Studied music in Buffalo, Oberlin, and
Boston. Taught in Buffalo and Ellington since. Engaged as music
teacher of Academy for ensuing year. Married December 21, ' 97, to
Archer Sprague, Ellington.
Carie A. Nye. Graduated from Pitman's School of
Stenography, Buffalo, about ' 85. At present is stenographer in
Washington, D. C.
Arthur W. Ewing. Studied law with his brother in St. Paul
and was admitted to the bar in Minnesota and afterwards in
Missouri. Is practicing profession in St. Paul, Minn.
Class of 1884.
W. C. Briggs. Attended Fredonia Normal about a year.
Jamestown High School ' 87. Druggist, member of firm of Hatch
& Briggs, No. 10 East Third Street, Jamestown.
Adelbert Shaw. Janesville (Wis.) School of Telegraphy ' 85.
Has been manager of A. A. Biglow Lumber Co. from ' 86 to date.
Adress, Washburn, Wis.
Minnie Main. Fredonia Normal, classical, ' 88; attended
Hillsdale College ' 88-' 89; taught one year in Burlington, Wis.,
and seven years near Ellington. Teacher in Intermediate Department
of Academy ' 97 - ' 98; will have charge of preparatory Department
and German next year. Married August 29, ' 96, to S. Love,
Clifton Gates. Jamestown High School ' 87. Book keeper from
' 88 to date for Natural Gas Company, Jamestown.
Grace Davis. Fredonia Normal, Elementary English and
College Preparatory, ' 87. Taught in Duluth, Minn., three years
and in Jamestown, N.Y., three years. Married Burt Randall during '
96. Present address Duluth.
Edith Utter. Married October ' 84, to Edwin A. Bagg,
hardware merchant, Conewango Valley.
Class of 1885.
Minerva Lorenz. Had taught before graduation and also one
year after. Married September 30, ' 96, to Adelbert L. Andrus, a
member of the present Board of Education, Ellington.
Hoyt Shulters. Rochester Business College ' 86. Book keeper
for Natural Gas Co. at Tiffin and Toledo from ' 86 to date.
Address, 1429 Superior St., Toledo, O.
Class of 1886.
Estella M. Greene. Teachers' Normal Course in Hillsdale
College, ' 90. Taught in Frewsburg one year and in Jamestown
public schools three years. Address, Jamestown, N.Y.
Class of 1887
Cora E. Case. Attended school at Fredonia after graduation.
Married December, ' 91, to Clyde C. Hill, a former Principal of
the Academy, and ex-School Commissioner first district Chautauqua
County. Present address, North East, Pa.
Lillian Crawford. Married Mr. Elkins of Lakewood.
Rose Crawford. Has taught several years since graduation.
Grace E. Farman. Attended Cooper Institute, New York,
several years. Has an art studio in Salamanca. Permanent address,
Edith M. Wilcox. Wife of Prof. Wilcox, who was Principal of
the Academy ' 86 - ' 87. Whereabouts unknown.
Class of 1888.
Lutie Barber. Was general agent for publishing house some
time after graduation. Married Charles Edward Packard, April 14,
91. Resides at 419 West Sixth Street, Jamestown.
Class of 1889.
Ella L. Case. Studied music in Oberlin and Minneapolis.
Married Lewis S. Chafer April ' 96, and has assisted him in
evangelistic work since. Permanent address, Ellington.
Minnie S. Potwin. Fredonia Normal, Advanced English, ' 92.
Has taught in Jamestown public schools from ' 92 to date.
Permanent address, Ellington.
Myrtle C. Carpenter. Married Charles H. Rice, Ellington, '
Class of 1890.
Mary L. Bagg. Clerk in law office for a time, and
afterwards milliner. Married W. Carlton Case April 25th, ' 94, and
resides at 29 West Ninth St., Jamestown.
M. Maye Briggs. Jamestown Business College, June, ' 91. Was
reporter and stenographer for "The Journal" two years. Has been
commercial teacher in Jamestown public schools from ' 93 to date.
Permanent address, Ellington.
Bertha E. Crawford. Fredonia Normal, Elementary English, '
92. Taught in Binghamton three years. Has taught in New Jersey
from ' 95 to date.
Bertha E. DeVoe. Assisted in post office and clerk in bank,
Ellington to ' 95. Died Feb. 7th, ' 96.
Grace E. Fuller. Jamestown Business College Spring of ' 91.
Taught at Ellington ' 91 - ' 92. Bookkeeper and Cashier for
Brooklyn Beef Co. one year, and for Cook & Treat, Jamestown,
three years. Married Elzy James Wolcott, May 26th, ' 97, and
resides at 1432 Hoag St, Toledo, O.
Helena W. Gilbert. Taught one year and entered Fredonia
Normal. Graduated from Classical and Elocution courses in ' 95 and
has taught in the Academy since. Address, Ellington.
Jessie B. Haman Taught four terms at Ellery, one at
Steamburg, two at Gerry, one at Belleville on Chautauqua Lake,
three at Lakewood and five at Ashville. Married Hoyt Strunk, Oct.
28th, ' 96. Address, Fluvanna.
Samuel R. Town. Taught two years, one as principal of Leon
school. Entered Fredonia Normal the fall of ' 92 and completed
Classical course in ' 95. Was principal of Clymer Union School to
January ' 97, when he was obliged to resign on account of poor
health. He is now recovering. Address, Leon.
Class of 1893.
Hugh A. Lawrence. Senior in Hillsdale College. Address,
Adams Phillips. Principal Otto school ' 93 - ' 94. Entered
Fredonia Normal fall of ' 94 and graduated from Classical course
in ' 97. Was president class of ' 97, the largest class ever
graduated from that school. Enters Cornell this fall to take
Agricultural course. Address, Thornton.
Lafayett Clapp. Taught one year at Conewango Valley.
Graduated from Scientific course Fredonia Normal in ' 97. Was
president Epsilon Chapter philalethean Fraternity fall of ' 96 and
manager of the popular Normal Philagonian orchestra and Amphion
Male Quartette ' 95 - ' 97. Has been principal Corfu Union School
since graduation and is re-engaged for ensuing year. Permanent
Lulu B. Davis. Duluth High School ' 95, and St. Cloud
(Minn.) Normal, Classical, ' 96. Has taught from ' 96 to date in
Duluth public schools. Address, Duluth, Minn.
Class of 1894.
Belle T. S. Eigenbroadt. Fredonia Normal, Classical, ' 98.
Estella Fenton. Has taught since graduation to date.
Address, Conewango Valley.
John W. Fenton. Principal Eden Center Union School one year
after graduation. Fredonia Normal, Classical, ' 99. Address,
Edna B. Lawrence. Attended Fredonia Normal ' 96 - ' 97. Has
taken Teachers' Course in Academy the past year. Address,
Mary L. McDonald. Has taught. Fredonia Normal, Classical, '
98. Address, Ellington.
Ida E. Mattocks. Taught seven terms and entered Fredonia
Normal Jan. ' 97. Graduated from Regents' course,
' 97. Has been primary teacher in Academy since graduation.
Burdette Phillips. Fredonia Normal, Classical, ' 97.
President Epsilon chapter Philolethean Fraternity spring of ' 97.
Superintendent and Principal of Alleghany public schools ' 97 - '
98 and is re-elected for ensuing year. Permanent Address,
Maude VanSyckle. Attended Fredonia Normal ' 95 - ' 97.
Married May, ' 97, to Alden J. Wagner, of Cattaraugus. Present
Class of 1895.
Sadie E. Day. Taught one year after graduation. Fredonia
Normal, Classical, ' 98. Address, Ellington.
S. Ray Fairbanks. Chicago law school, April,
' 98. Is a member of the 1st regiment of Illinois cavalry and at
present is located at Camp Tanner, Springfield. Intends to go to
Mabel A. Boyd. Married Wm. Shaw of Cherry Creek, during
winter of ' 97-' 98. Address, Cherry Creek.
Dora Milliman. Has taught since graduation. Address, Leon.
Erla L. Ackley. Fredonia Normal, Classical, ' 98. Chairman
Normal lecture course committee ' 97-' 98. Address, Pape.
Nina M. Saunders. Postmistress at Clear Creek since Jan. '
Harriette E. Shannon. Taught at Conewango two years, and is
now teaching near Alleghany. Address, Alleghany.
Arthur McDonald. Teacher, Ellington.
Berdena A. Milspaw. Attending Fredonia Normal. Permanent
I. Henrietta Allen. Taught one year after graduation.
Fredonia Normal, Classical, ' 99. Address, Ellington.
Laverne M. Clapp. Law student with Judge Peckham,
Jamestown. Home address, Ellington.
Floy M. Rublee. Has taught two years since graduation. Will
teach next year in Intermediate Department of Academy. Address,
Mabelle M. Brooks. Has taught one year at Clear Creek, one
year in Day district and one year in Primary Department of Cherry
Creek Union School. Enters Fredonia Normal this fall to take
courses in Kindergarten and Elocution. Address, Ellington.
Class of 1896.
Leighton Soule. Taught one year. Is a student in Fredonia
Normal. Home address, Ellington.
Charles Hinman. Jamestown Business College, spring of ' 98.
Forest Ostrander. Teacher, Gerry
Fred Carpenter. Professional base ball pitcher, at present
with Fredonia "Stars." Permanent address, Ellington.
Daniel Barhite. Conewango Valley
Iva L. McKee. Taught ' 96 - ' 97. Took the Teachers' course
in Academy ' 97 - ' 98.
Grace E. Clark. Has taken Teachers' course, ' 97 - ' 98.
Edna Hinds. Has taught since graduation. Married March ' 98
to Earl Frisbee, Ellington.
Ruth Ware. Just finished Sophomore year in Wheaton College,
Class of 1897.
Minnie Ethel Lane. Taught ' 97 - ' 98. Address, Ellington.
Kate M. Brooks. Took Teachers' course ' 97 - ' 98. Address,
Class of 1898.
Kittie D. Barber. Cattaraugus.
Lynn G. Soule. Ellington.
Warren F. Wilcox. Balcom.
Class of 1899.
(this info came from next school yr. book) 1900-1901.
Bessie May Anderson, Hester Ann Leach, Ray Clark Hill,
Henry Shaw, Arthur Peer Shaw.
Class of ' 00.
Rosa Alverson, Marie B. Barnes, Lena Pearl Fairbanks, Dora
Risley, Harry J. Alverson, Garfield Gilbert, A. Leigh Harris,
Class of ' 01.
(this info came from next school yr. book) 1901-1902
Ethelyn Clapp, Hannah M. Weiser, Franc Lawrence, Ina Belle
DeVoe, Joe C. Marts, Edward P. Marts, Geo. A. Race, J. Irwin Gray,
Louis F. Day.
Class of ' 02.
(this info came from next school yr. book) 1902-1903 &
1903-1904 (same book don't know why..)
Mary L. White, Mabelle Hubbard, Jane A. Gilbert, Clara B.
Love, Evelyn Churchill, Clifford J. Clark, Herbert M. Rublee,
Archie W. Lawrence, Harry A. Sprague.
SOURCE: Bonnie Covedill, 2003.