THE STORY OF AN INSPIRING PAST
Historical Sketch of the San Jose State Teachers College
From 1862 to 1928
Alphabetical List of Matriculates and Record of Graduates by Classes
Mrs. ESTELLE GREATHEAD
San Jose, California
San Jose State Teachers College
Raymond B. LELAND, A.B., director of physical education in the San Jose High School, gave a course in military tactics at the summer session of 1918. Since that date Mr. Leland has been principal of the San Jose High School.
Matilda LEWIS. Graduate of State Normal School, Oswego, New York. Principal of Training School, 1869 to 1871. Afterwards became Mrs. Robert W. JORDAN, and resided in San Francisco. Died October 3, 1884.
Melvin Sowles LEWIS was an instructor in education in the summer session of 1924. A degree from Washington State College, and a master's degree from the University of California had been earned by him at this time.
Ervin Eugene LEWIS was an instructor in the Manual Arts Department from 1907 until 1910. He is a graduate of Stanford and has a doctor's degree from Columbia. He has occupied many important positions in education since leaving San Jose. He is the author or co-author of half a dozen or more texts, and has given summer courses in schools in the middle west. In 1923 he became superintendent of schools of Flint, Michigan. He married one of the graduates of this school, Miss Elizabeth BOZARTH, and has one son.
Mary E. LICHTHARDT, A.A. G.O., has been an instructor in the music department since 1923. She has a B.S. Degree from Columbia and has done graduate work at the University of California.
Maud LOMBARD became head of the women's division of the Physical Education staff in 1925. Her training includes a B.A. from the University of Oregon, an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, and graduate work at Reed College summer school.
Floyd R. LOVE, Director of Vocational and Industrial Arts, Stockton City Schools, was a member of the Manual Arts staff during the summer session of 1923.
Lela LYON was appointed demonstration teacher in the second grade during 1921-22.
Bessie McCABE became supervisor of the primary department of the Training School in 1907, and remained in this position until 1921 when she resigned, she has since been rural supervisor in this county. She is a graduate of this school, and has had a year of educational training at Columbia. She was a member of the faculty European travel party in 1909.
Azuba Barney McCARTHY taught sewing and primary construction in the normal school for two years, entering in 1911 and resigning in 1913 to be married. She had a special certificate from Milwaukee Downer College, and taught for a time in the Milwaukee trade school for girls. She also gave a course at the University of California Summer School. Miss McCarthy married Otis L. McINTYRE.
Elizabeth Lee McDERMOTT was a member of the art department from 1913 until 1919. She is a graduate of the San Francisco State Teachers College and of the San Jose State Teachers College and has an A. B. degree from Stanford. At present, (1927) Miss McDermott is in Manila.
Mary A. McDONALD was a member of the Training School Faculty from 1900 to 1903, her work being that of supervisor and critic teacher in the primary department. She was educated at Notre Dame, San Jose High School, San Jose Normal School, and has taken a number of courses at the University of California, among them a course on Educational Psychology by John DEWEY. She has had art courses and literary courses, a part of her work being taken at Stanford. At this writing (1927) Miss McDonald is teaching in the San Jose School department.
James McDONALD became an instructor in the Department of Occupations and Home Mechanics in 1924. His earlier training was received in Ladbrook Technical College of London. He also has had work in the U. S. Army school and in the University of California, besides an A. B. degree from the San Jose State Teachers College.
Juanita MacDONALD has been assistant financial secretary during 1926-28. She has her bachelor's degree from this college.
H. C. MacDONALD has been an instructor in physical education since 1923. His training includes an A.B. Degree in this teachers college and additional study at Stanford University.
Elizabeth McFADDEN has served this institution since 1907. Her subjects are Physiology and Hygiene, and her duties have also included that of assistant to the school physician and supervision of health. Her training has been at Stanford where she received an A.B. degree, and she has also taken graduate work both at Stanford and at the University of California. One of the outstanding achievements of Miss McFadden's indefatigable industry is the Health Cottage, which stands as a monument to her persistent efforts in the direction of comfort and care for ailing students.
Isbel O. MacKENZIE has had charge of kindergarten education since 1900. She has had training at Chicago University, University of California, Columbia, and the University of Bonn, Germany. She is also a graduate of the San Jose State Normal School. There is probably no one in the state of California who has made a deeper impress upon kindergarten education that Miss MacKenzie, and one reason for her success is her abounding faith in childhood, and her loving sense of childhood's needs. At this writing she is head of the Department of Kindergarten Primary Education but is retiring in June, 1928.
Elizabeth McKINNON was preceptress, following Miss TITUS in 1891. She taught geography and composition, and remained until 1900, although in the last year of her connection with the school she was on leave on account of ill health. She died some years ago in Los Angeles.
Almeida McMILLAN was supervisor of the Primary Department from 1901 until 1906. She had training at the College of the Pacific, at Stanford University and the California School of Methods for Kindergarten. She resigned in 1906 and was married to James O. MINER.
Margaret McPHEETERS was a teacher in the Household Arts Department in 1921-22. She received her master's degree from Ames University and at last report was State Nutrition Specialist at the University of Maryland.
Louise MAITLAND was an assistant in the Kindergarten Department from 1898 to 1899. She also assisted in drawing and resigned to take further study at Columbia University.
Charles Emerson MARSTON, M. A., gave a course in Geography during the summer session of 1924. He has a B. S. and M. A. degree from Drury College, Springfield, Mo.
William S. MARTEN was in the Industrial Arts Department from 1913 until 1920. Teachers' College, Columbia University gave him his B.S. and Stanford bestowed an M. A.
Cecil F. MARTIN, Director of Physical Education in the Pasadena Public Schools, was an instructor in the physical education department during the summer session of 1922.
Percy Alvin MARTIN is professor of European History at Stanford University. His training which has been very wide includes work at the universities of Paris, Berlin, and Leipzig. He was a professor of History and French Whittier College in 1904-05. He was a lecturer in Latin American History at Harvard in 1915, and was a lecturer in South American History and Institutions at the University of Washington summer session. Dr. Martin (who received his doctor's degree from Stanford) has recently returned from a year of travel and study in Central and South America. Dr. Martin gave a course in Social Science at the summer session of 1927.
George MATTHEWS has had charge of the orchestra since 1923. He has a bachelor's degree from Christian University, Missouri, and has taken graduate work in the University of California.
Leola MAYER was on the instructional staff of the Physical Education department during the summer session of 1924.
Bonnie MELLINGER was an instructor in the department of education and teacher training from 1923 to 1926. She is a graduate of the State Normal School of South Dakota, of the State Normal School in San Diego, and has a bachelor of Philosophy degree from the University of Chicago and a master's degree from Columbia University.
Daniel MENDELOWITZ, instructor in the Art Department, came here in the fall of 1927. He received the master's degree at Stanford University.
Frank J. MERCER, M.A., Principal Salina Junior High School, Salina, Kansas, was on the instructional staff of the 1923 summer session as a lecturer on education. He has a bachelor's degree from the Kansas State Normal School and a master's degree from the Columbia University.
Bernice Lee METZGER became a member of the Teacher Training Department in 1926. She assisted in supervision and in demonstration and also in class room teaching. She resigned in 1927. Her training consists of graduation from the San Jose Normal and extension work since that time. She was married in 1927 to Chas. C. ALSGOOD.
Ruth MIDDLEKAUFF has been identified with the Department of Home Making since 1924. She possesses a degree from the Oregon Agricultural College and a master's degree from the Iowa State College.
Helen L. MIGNON has served this institution since 1912 in the Home Making Department. She has had wide and thorough training; is a graduate of this school, has a B.S. from Columbia and an M.A. from the University of California. Her thesis, The Protein and Vitamin A content of English Walnuts was published in the American Journal of Physiology in October, 1923, Vol. 66, No. 2. Her subjects are Foods, and Nutrition, Chemistry and Home Making. She is at present, (1927) head of the Home Making Department.
Clement Lydia MILES entered the department of Home Economics in 1923 and continued until 1926. She has a bachelor of Philosophy degree from the University of Chicago and has done graduate work at Stanford. She married Mr. Clark CURRAN and is manager of the Pasadena Cafeteria Association.
Jennett Laurie MILLER gave one year of service to this normal school, entering in 1916 and resigning in 1917. Her work was in the department of public speaking. She is a graduate of this institution and has a B.L. from the University of California. She was married in 1917 to Burton A. SWARTZ and has three children, two boys and a girl. Residence, Clarksburg, California, where her husband operates a ranch.
Sarah E. MILLER was preceptress in 1897, and returned to her work in Boston, where she has since resided.
Margaret MINNIS was on the summer school staff during the 1924 session in the Home-Making Department. She came from Dallas, Texas, where she was an instructor in clothing in the Methodist University.
H. F. MINSSEN entered the department of Mathematics in 1916. He has a diploma from De Kalb, Illinois State Teachers College, and a B.A. and M. A. from Stanford University. He was financial secretary for several years and upon the death of President Edwin R. SNYDER was appointed Acting President, a position he filled with exceptional ability for over two years. Upon the entry of President MacQUARRIE, who took charge in September, 1927 Mr. Minssen has been Vice-President. A more extended notice appears under the chapter of Presidents in another part of this book.
Almira MITCHELL was an assistant supervisor in the training department in 1921. She is a graduate of this school.
Ethel P. MITCHELL was an instructor in the music department from 1923 until 1926. She is a graduate of this school. Mrs. Mitchell was married in 1925 to Mr. ST. JOHN.
Charlotte E. MOODY was a member of the Home Making Staff for three months in 1921 and again for three months in 1923, substituting for Miss Sylvia WALLACE. Her subject was foods. She is graduate of the Oregon Agricultural College with the degree of B.S. She is at this writing (1927) teaching at the Central Junior High School in Los Angeles.
Rhoda MOON, a graduate of the Teachers College and a supervisor of art at Oroville, California gave a course in fine and industrial art at the summer session held in 1923.
Ira MORE. Native of Maine. Educated at Bridgewater Normal School, Massachusetts (graduated in 1849) and Yale College (graduated in 1855). Taught in Massachusetts Public School, six months; Bridgewater Normal School, one year; Chicago Normal School, one year; Illinois Normal University, four years; Principal of Normal School, St. Cloud, Minnesota, seven years; teacher in Normal School, San Jose, July, 1876, to June 1883. Specialties, mathematics and physical geography. After that was Principal of State Normal School, Los Angeles, California. Married April 16, 1857, to Miss Lucy C. DREW. Two children living. Has since died.
Floyd MOORE became an assistant in the Manual Arts Department immediately after his graduation in 1907 and continued for a year. He was later principal of Santa Paula School. He married Ethel BUDLONG in 1912 and went to Columbia University. He is at present (1927) in the Polytechnic High School, San Francisco.
Charlotte A. MORTON became head of the Household Arts Department in 1918. She has a bachelor's degree from the Kansas State Agricultural College and a master's degree in Education from Stanford. After her resignation in 1925 she entered the realty business in Oakland, and has given special courses in Interior Decorating at the University of California, as well as conducting demonstration courses in interior decoration in connection with a San Francisco department store.
Florence MORROW entered upon her duties as school nurse in 1922. She has an A.B. degree from Simmons College, Abilene, Texas and has her R. N. degree from the State of California. She has also done graduate work at the University of California. Her work includes courses in Home, Nursing, Health Supervision and Health Education.
Raymond M. MOSHER entered the Music Department immediately after his graduation in 1914 and remained until 1919. Since that date he has received an A.B. degree from Stanford, and later his Master's degree from the same institution. He was granted his doctor's degree from Columbia in 1926. His “The Gray Method of Measurement of Sight Singing” was published by the Teachers College Bureau of Publication in 1925, and his “Education Seat Work” was published by the Connecticut State Board of Education in 1927. Dr. Mosher married one of the graduates of this school, Miss Aline HALL, and has two children, both boys. He is at present (1927) Director of Training School at the State Normal School, New Haven, Conn. He is also a lecturer of Educational Psychology at Yale University.
Louise MOTT was an assistant in the Training Department for one year, 1925-26. Is at present teaching in Piedmont.
Helen MUNDY a graduate of this school, was appointed librarian of the training school library in 1918 and remained until 1920 when she resigned. Is now Mrs. B. J. DAVIS, Lakeport.
Maude I. MURCHIE was made director of the Household Arts Department in 1910 and remained until 1918 when she left to take the position of Supervisor of Teacher Training in Home Economics for the State of California. She has a bachelor's degree in education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor's diploma in home making.
May Belle MURPHY, a graduate of this normal school and a teacher in the city school department, was a teacher in the Education and Teacher Training Department during the summer session of 1926.
Mamey MURRAY. Native of California. Educated in public schools and in State Normal School, San Jose, from which she graduated December, 1884. Taught in public school three years; as assistant in Junior Classes of Normal School, January to June, 1887. Has spent most of her time in studying and teaching music.
Addie MURRAY. Native of New York. Educated in public and Normal Schools of Minnesota. Graduate of Normal School, Winona, Minnesota. Taught in public schools of Minnesota and California. Was Principal of Model Department of Normal School at St. Cloud, Minnesota, 1874 to 1876. Substitute teacher in San Jose Normal School, two years, beginning August, 1880. Subjects taught, grammar, arithmetic, and bookkeeping. After leaving the Normal School, was Principal of the New Almaden School one year , and has taught in Los Angeles six years, most of this time as a Grammar School Principal.
S. J. MUSTOL was for a few months connected with the music department during 1922.
Margaret MYERS, was for two years, 1918-1920 a member of the Household Arts staff, her subjects including Home Economics, Food Courses, Clothing, Textiles Institutional Management, Experimental Cooking, dietetics, and Red Cross Dietetics. From the University of Washington she received both a B. S. and B. A. degree. She was also trained as a Red Cross dietitian.
Since leaving Miss Myers has been Dietitian at the Northern State Hospital for the Insane at Sedro Wooley, Washington, and for the Northern Pacific Hospital at Tacoma. Also was Food Manager for Hollywood, Inc., Seattle. She is married to Homer BLAIR and has one son.
John P. NAAS was a teacher of Manual Training from March to September, 1889.
Mrs. Louise NASH was a substitute in the art department during a part of the year 1905-06.
Blanche NAYLOR was demonstration teacher in the first grade of the Training Department during 1921-22.
Gladys M. NEVENZEL entered the Home Making Department in 1926. She has taught Content Procedure and Experimental Cooking. She is a graduate of the Los Angeles Polytechnic High School and of the Throop Polytechnic Institute, and has an A. B. degree from the University of California. Her teaching experience has included work in the Monrovia High School, Los Angeles City Schools, and San Diego State Teachers College, also agriculture extension service.
Lee Clinton NEWBY has been head of the Modern Language department since 1923. He received his bachelor's and master of science degree from the University of California and has in addition done graduate work at the same institution.
A. R. NICHOLS is a member of the staff of Occupations and Home Mechanics Department beginning his service in 1926. Methods of Shop Teaching, Shop Management and Vocational Guidance are some of the subjects taught. A Bachelor of Science degree from the Upper Iowa University and also a Bachelor of Science degree from the Oregon State College form the background of Mr. Nichol's training, and his experience shows five years as supervisor of Industrial Education in Oregon.
Anne M. NICHOLSON entered the department of English in 1899. A graduate of this Normal School, she later took her bachelor's degree from Stanford, and her doctor's degree from Columbia. She has taken summer courses in the University of Minnesota and in the Chicago University. Upon her resignation in 1914 she took a position with the State Board of Education for the purpose of compiling a text book. She taught in the evening school in San Francisco for a time and then went to Washington, D. C., to take charge of welfare work in connection with the Catholic center.
Emily NIXON was supervisor of the third grade from 1913 until her resignation in 1921. After leaving this school she taught in the Berkeley school department. She is a graduate of this normal school. She is now teaching in New York.
Kate NORTH, B.S., was a member of the Home Economics Staff in 1920.
Minnie M. NOBLE was secretary and assistant librarian during 1895.
John K. NORTON was made head of the department of Psychology and Research in 1921. After receiving his bachelor's and master's degrees from Stanford he entered war service, and was stationed at Camp Pike, Oklahoma. He left the Teachers College before completing his first year in order to take up research work for the National Education Association.
Mary E. B. NORTON. Native of New York. Educated at Rockford Seminary, Illinois and in Berlin, Germany. Taught two years in public schools of Illinois and Iowa; fifteen years in Rockford Seminary, Illinois; one year, International Academy, Berlin; in Normal School from January 1878, till resignation December 1888. Specialties, botany and geography. Miss Norton (a sister of Henry Bruce Norton) spent the remaining years of her life in Pacific Grove, where, for some time she had charge of the museum. A calm and benignant presence is the memory of this sweet-voiced woman, her face framed in its grey curls.
Henry B. NORTON. Native of New York. Educated in public schools of New York, Wisconsin and Illinois, Beloit College, Wisconsin, and State Normal Universities, Illinois. Taught in public schools of Illinois, in Illinois Normal University, and seven years in State Normal School, Emporia, Kansas. Teacher of science in San Jose Normal School from June, 1875, to June, 1885. Specialties, chemistry, zoology, and physical geography. Professor Norton died at this home in the Santa Cruz Mountains June 22, 1885, of congestion of the brain.
Isabella G. OAKLEY. Graduate of Packer Collegiate Institute, New York. Taught over twenty years principally in private institutions. Taught in Normal Department, spring term, 1883. Afterwards taught one year in Los Angeles Normal School. When last heard from was teaching in Santa Barbara.
Nell O'BRIEN was from 1906 to 1919 a valued member of the Training School staff, having charge of the fifth and sixth grades as supervisor and department teacher. Since her resignation she has been principal of the Washington Grammar School and later was appointed principal of the Woodrow Wilson Junior High School. Home address 303 S. 14th St., San Jose. Miss O'Brien was educated in San Jose, was graduated from the Normal School and has a degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. For the past year she has been editor of the Alumni Bulletin.
Elizabeth Hargess OGIER was in the art department as a substitute for Miss VIVIAN from September, 1909 until February, 1910. She is a graduate of the San Jose Normal School, of Pratt Institute and has an A.B. from Stanford. She afterward was graduated from the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, and did a year of professional textile design in Boston. Her experience includes teaching in the University of California summer schools, and in the summer school of Fresno State Teachers College, besides high schools of San Mateo, Inglewood and Pacific Grove.
Gertrude O'KEEFE, a graduate of this normal school, became an assistant in the physical training department in 1918, and remained for two years. After leaving this institution Miss O'Keefe entered the State University of Moscow, Idaho, and remained a year. She later taught in Hilo, T. H. and in Oakland. She is now Mrs. Augustus Loring RHODES.
India La Rea OLVEY, after graduating from this institution, entered the department of education as a rural supervisor in 1921. She continued until 1925 when she resigned and afterwards married Mr. Paul BENNETT, Lafayette, Indiana. Miss Olvey has credit from the Valparaiso (Indiana) University, from Chicago University and from the San Diego Normal School.
Lila Morris O'NEALE was from 1913 until 1915 in the Household Arts Department. She is a graduate of the San Jose State Normal and of both Stanford and Columbia Universities. Miss O'Neale has recently received an M.A. Degree from the University of California, and is at present in the University of California working for her Doctor's degree.
Blanche O'NEIL, Supervisor of Music in the Oakland Elementary Schools, was on the instructional staff during the summer session of 1923.
Irving E. OUTCALT of the San Diego State Teachers College exchanged with Dr. BLAND for the year 1921-1922. His subject was English and American Literature. Mr. Outcalt was a Phi Beta Kappa at Stanford, where he received an A.B. and an M.A. Degree. He has also done further graduate work at both Stanford and the University of California. His earlier training showed two and one half years in the University of Illinois. He has had a year of travel in Europe and has published occasional poems and magazine articles. In 1915 he published a poetic drama entitled “Admetus, A Thesalian Fantasy.”
Alma PATTERSON, M. A., a graduate of this school and supervisor of rural schools of Santa Clara County, gave a course on Education at the summer session in 1922. She is at present a rural supervisor for Santa Clara County.
Clara M. PARKER, B. S. of the Pacific Grove High School, taught Cooking and Conservation in the summer session of 1918.
Gertrude PAYNE entered the English Department in 1892 and remained until her resignation in 1920. Her subjects were Composition, Rhetoric, and Public Speaking. She is a graduate of the Albany, New York, Normal School, has been a student at Cornell University, and has taken Public Speaking Courses in Boston. She has been on the summer school staff of the University of California, and has published a text, “Every Day Errors”, which is greatly valued by the graduates of this school. In 1920 she married Eugene A. BRIDGFORD, attorney, and resides in Oakland, California.
Claire M. PERRY was an assistant in the library in 1914.
Elizabeth E. PETERSON who gave a course in music during the summer session of 1927 is Assistant Professor of Music in the Fresno State Teachers College. She received her bachelor's degree from the Western College for Women, Ohio, and is a graduate of the American Conservatory, Chicago. She has also studied at the College of Music and Metropolitan Conservatory, Cincinnati, and at the University of Wooster, Ohio, and National Summer School of Music and Metropolitan Conservatory, Chicago. She has been an instructor in English at St. Charles, Minnesota, and an instructor in German at Angola, Indiana. She has also been an instructor and supervisor of music at Kankakee and Moline, Illinois.
P. Victor PETERSON entered the service of the Teachers College in 1923 and is associate professor of natural science. He has a bachelor's degree from the Iowa State Teachers College, and master's degree from Stanford, as well as additional graduate study. He is head of the Natural Science department.
Clarence L. PHELPS gave lectures in History of Education in 1912-13, and in 1917-18. He is a graduate of this school and has an A.B. and A. M. degree from Stanford. For some years past he has been President of the Santa Barbara Teachers College.
Gayle B. PICKWELL has been an instructor in the department of Zoology and Nature Study since 1927. His education includes a master's degree from the University of Nebraska and his doctor's degree from Cornell. He was a graduate assistant in the University of Nebraska and was for four years an instructor in Zoology in the Northwestern University. Dr. Pickwell has contributed numerous articles to nature magazines.
C. J. C. PIERSON was a substitute in the department of Zoology in 1913. He is an alumnus of Stanford and has a master's degree from California. He is connected with the University of Maryland..
Mrs. C. L. PLACE became Head Critic in the Training Department in 1897 and remained until 1900. Since severing connection with the Normal School, Mrs. Place has resided in Palo Alto where she has been very successful in the realty business. She is at present time, (1927) taking a trip abroad.
Shirley POORE, a graduate of this school who is now in the University High School of Berkeley in the Department of Art and Design, was an instructor in Design at the 1922 summer session.
Martha Peck PORTER entered the Training School staff in 1920 as demonstration teacher. She has a B. S. Degree from Columbia University, and is at present, (1927) at the Lincoln School of Teachers College.
Mary Helen POST entered the English department in 1914. Born and reared in this county, she was graduated from the Normal School and later took her college course at Smith's College, receiving a B. S. degree from this institution. She taught in the Washburn School and in the San Jose High School previous to being connected with the Normal School. Her work was entirely along the line of English until her appointment to the position of Dean of Women from January, 1919, to June, 1920. The Y. W. C. A. found a loyal friend in Miss Post, and her sponsorship of this activity has meant much to this important branch of school life. She has also been president of the American Association of University Women. Upon her resignation in 1920, Miss Post married Dr. J. J. MILLER.
Viola M. POWELL has been an instructor in the Education and Teacher Training Department since 1924. She is a graduate of the San Jose State Normal School and has a bachelor's degree from the University of California, where she has also done graduate study.
William H. POYTRESS is an associate professor of social science and became a member of the faculty in 1923. His training has been in the University of California, which gave him his bachelor's and his master's degree. He has had additional graduate study in the same institution.
Myrtle Alma PROUTY became an assistant in the training department in 1913, supervising music. She is a graduate of this school, and left to take up work at the University of California. She compiled a book of songs entitled, “Songs for Intermediate Grades,” a collection which took much time and thought as well as knowledge of the needs and tastes of children in the intermediate grades.
Florence Anne QUAST has been on the staff of the Home Making Department since 1925. Her subjects are Foods and Cafeteria Management. She has charge of the College Cafeteria. Miss Quast is a graduate of the University of Washington where she received her B. S. degree in Home Economics. She has also done graduate work at the University of Washington and at the University of Chicago.
Earnest Harrison QUAYLE was an assistant instructor in Biology in 1925. He is an alumnus of Stanford University and has done graduate study at Scripps Institution, La Jolla.
Nellie QUILL was an assistant in the primary department of the training school from 1913 until 1918. She is now Mrs. W. DALTON, Eureka.
Edith RAMSEY has been secretary of the demonstration school since 1925.
A. H. RANDALL. Native of Maine. Educated in Maine Wesleyan College and Maine Normal Schools. Principal of Stockton High School, California, from 1867 to 1883. Teacher in Normal School from January, 1884, to 1896. Specialties, physics and geometry. Married February, 1869, to Miss Fannie H. MOORE. Professor Randall was president of the Normal School from 1896 until 1899 when he retired and died in September, 1900. Further data will be found under biographical sketches of presidents.
Velney RATTAN. Native of Wisconsin. Educated in public schools and State University of Wisconsin. Taught in public schools of Wisconsin, two years; country schools in California, five years; San Jose Institute, two years; Oakland Military Academy, three years; Principal of Santa Cruz schools, one and a half years; teacher of natural science in Girls' High School, San Francisco, thirteen years; teacher in Normal School from 1889 to 1905. Specialties, botany and geography. Married September, 1872. Two children. In 1903 he became curator of the museum and remained in this position until 1905 when he resigned and returned to his home in San Mateo County. His death occurred some years later.
Drusilla Hichborn RHODES has been a supervisor in the primary grades of the San Jose State Teachers College during the year 1927-28. She has an A. B. from this college and has had extension courses at U. C.
Grace G. RICHARDS a member of the Household Arts staff for two years, from 1915 until 1917. She is now Mrs. F. R. HANSEN, St. Louis, Missouri and has two daughters.
Sarah B. RICH has been in the Physical Education Department since 1924. She is a graduate of the San Jose Normal School and has a B.S. degree from Columbia University, as well as a diploma in Physical Education and Hygiene. Her work includes gymnastics and sports, folk dancing, play activities, and kindred subjects. Miss Rich has always been an active worker in the Y. W. C. A. and in many other lines of college life.
Mrs. Charlotte W. RIDEOUT has been an instructor in the Education and Teachers Training Department during 1926-27. She has had training at Teachers College, Columbia University, the College of the Pacific, and at Stanford, which gave her her master's degree.
Henrietta E. RIEBSAM had charge of the 8th grade of Training Department until 1923. She is a graduate of the San Jose State Normal School and had three years of work at Stanford and the University of California. She spent a summer in Europe with the Faculty travel party, and has been one of the most efficient and useful members of the Training School staff.
Ralph S. ROBERTS, a graduate of Stanford University, substituted for Mr. D. R. WOOD (Nature Study) for a short time during 1918-19. Previous to this time Mr. Roberts served overseas in the world war.
Ola May RIKERT has been in the Physical Education department as accompanist since 1922. She is a graduate of the San Jose State Normal School and has had several years of music study in San Francisco and in San Jose.
Ethel Myrtle RODDA was an assistant in the primary department of the Training School from 1917 until 1920. She is a graduate of the San Jose State Normal School, and of the College of the Pacific Conservatory of Music, with the degree of B. M. She married William B. York, and resides at Healdsburg.
Harry G. ROMIG was an instructor in Mathematics and Physics during 1924-26. The Pacific University of Oregon gave him a bachelor's degree, and he later received a master's degree from the University of California, where he has since done graduate study.
Gladys ROSS a graduate of this normal school, was an assistant in the physical training department from 1918 until 1920.
Mrs. Lida Curtis ROUSSEAU was from 1900 to 1914 the dean of women, or as it was called at the time, preceptress. Besides having entire supervision of the girls of the school, she taught classes in primary methods, as she had been an experienced and successful primary teacher before entering the Normal School. Her work in this school is remembered as marked with a strong sense of responsibility, and a most faithful discharge of her duties in supervising the young women and upholding the good name and high standing of the institution she served. She spends her winters with her brother in Los Angeles and her summers in San Francisco.
Gertrude F. ROWELL entered the Normal School in 1903, as a teacher of history, and later of psychology, sociology, and education for citizenship. Her training has been broad. Besides graduation from the Normal School, and A. B. from Stanford, she possesses her Master's degree from Columbia, and intensive study and travel. It is difficult to express in a few brief lines the splendid service rendered by this tireless worker in the educational field. The blending of idealism and practical accomplishment has in her a rare example, and the stimulus she has given to unselfish and unceasing effort is something that can never be measured.
Ruth ROYCE, sister of Josiah Royce, became librarian in 1881, and continued until her resignation in 1918. She is a graduate of the San Jose State Normal School and previous to entering upon her position of Librarian did some substituting in the preparatory department. After leaving the library, Miss Royce became private secretary to Dean GRESHAM, 1219 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, but she considers San Jose her home and has a permanent address at 693 South 2nd street. Miss Royce's mark upon this school is ineffaceable. No one who knew her will ever forget her quiet efficiency, her calm poise, her tireless labors, and her intimate contact with all the books, their location, and their content. The following verse written by her in La Torre, 1915, shows not only her gifted mind, but it expresses her idea of the religion she practices:
Hail and Farewell! 'Tis the way of the wise
'Tis the New World way of sharing our best;
Wisdom dwells not alone in the elder East.
Nor does strength come only out of the West.
The North to the South gives, but takes return;
The members are many, the body one.
And mankind awakes, not alone to know
There is a good in all things under the sun,
But to feel with a thrill the old-time truth -
Nothing truly is ours that useless lies;
The treasure buried breeds moth and rust;
'Tis the treasure broadcast that multiplies.
Edith M. RUEBSAM was a member of the Kindergarten staff from 1915 until 1924. Her subjects included Constructive Activities, Kindergarten Curriculum, Child Psychology and Story Telling. In Davenport, Iowa, she received her early training at St. Katherine School for Girls. Later she received her Bachelor's degree from Columbia. Summer schools at Stanford, Chicago University, and the University of California helped to round out her education, and a year of rural supervision in Sonoma since leaving has enlarged her experience. At this writing (1927) Miss Ruebsam is assistant professor of education in the University of Nevada. The memory of her sweet personality is her legacy to the kindergarten department.
Emily RUED is a graduate of this school and became an assistant in the physical training department in 1917. After leaving this institution Miss Rued was in the social service work in the Army and Veterans Hospital, also in charge of recreation for patients. She also was in Red Cross Social Service work. She has had a year abroad for travel and study.
Lena Rose RUEGNITZ, B. M., instructor of Music in the Northwestern University, was on the instructional staff of the summer session in 1923.
F. L. RYAN, B. S., gave a course in Americanization in the summer session of 1924.
Lettia RYDER. Assistant in Normal Department, 1869.
Virginia Somes SANDERSON entered the English department in 1922 as a teacher of Oral English, Public Speaking and Dramatics. From the University of California she received her bachelor's and her Master's degree and is, at this writing, (1928) a candidate for her doctor's degree. She attended the Oxford, England, summer school in 1925, and the Sorbonne, Paris University in the fall of the same year. Miss Sanderson's one-act play “Bread Upon the Waters” won the prize of the Drama League of America in 1925, and “It Happened Long Ago in Judea” was a one act play published in New York in 1926. She also published a charming book of poems, “Potpourri” in 1925, and was awarded the Bertha Hencke Traveling Fellowship by the University of California in 1925-26.
Adelia Adams SAMUELS was an instructor in the department of Education and Teacher Training in the summer session of 1925. Her bachelor's degree was received at the University of California.
Lizzie P. SARGENT (Mrs. Lizzy P. WILSON). Native of California. Educated in public schools and Normal School. Graduated in 1875. Taught in public schools in California, six years; in Training Department of Normal School from October, 1881. Was critic teacher in Primary Class, five years; in Grammar Class, one year. Principal of Training Department 1888-1892. Married August 2, 1888. Ill health obliged Mrs. Wilson to resign her work in 1892, and after several years of illness she died, leaving to her friends the memory of a happy and joyous personality.
Fannie B. SCHALLENBERGER was Critic Teacher for a time in 1894. She is a graduate of this school, and of Stanford University. She was for many years connected with the faculty of the San Jose High School, but retired in 1924 and has been studying and traveling in Europe.
Margaret E. SCHALLENBERGER. Native of California. Educated in public schools and State Normal School, San Jose, where she was graduated in 1880. She taught in the public schools for five years and in the normal department one term; was critic teacher in Primary Class of Training School. Special attention given to clay modeling. Miss Schallenberger's subsequent career in an interesting one, as it includes graduation from Stanford University and being a member of the Stanford Faculty for a year. She took a course at Cornell University, where she secured her doctor's degree and returned to the Normal School as principal of the Training Department in 1903 and remained until 1914, when she accepted the position of Commissioner of Elementary Schools, a newly created office under the reorganization of the state Board of Education. She married Mr. John McNAUGHT, newspaper man of distinction, and they resided in Sacramento until her retirement from the Educational work in 1923. At the present time (1927) she is residing in Europe with her husband.
Miss SCHEIBE, A. B., was an instructor in the department of Education and Teacher Training in 1925 summer session. She has an A. B. from Pomona College, and has had courses in the University of California, Los Angeles.
Henry Leonard SCHEMMEL was supervisor of Music from 1902 to 1906. His Musical education was very thorough and was received in the Conservatory at Berlin. He died about 1907 in San Jose.
Herhard SCHOOF. Native of Hanover, Germany. Graduate of Gymnasium of Clausthal and Military Academy of Hanover. Taught in the San Francisco public schools from March, 1876, to August, 1884; in Normal School from August, 1884 to 1899. Specialty, drawing. Was Principal of the San Jose Evening Schools two terms. Married November 28, 1877. Three children.
Mrs. Elizabeth SCHRODER was supervisor of the third grade in the Training School from 1914 until 1921. She is a graduate of the Normal School and of the California School of Arts and Crafts. She also has an A. B. degree from the University of California. At the present writing (1927) Mrs. Schroder is supervisor of grammar grades in the California School for Blind in Berkeley.
Ethel S. SCHUREMAN was assistant in the Kindergarten Department from 1910 until 1915. She was graduated from the Colorado Agricultural College and from Teachers College, Columbia University, with a degree in education. Miss Schureman went into the government service during the war and was for three years located in Washington, D. C. Later she was sent to Chicago, then to Denver and Salt Lake City. At this writing (1927) she is in the U. S. Veteran's Hispital (sic) No. 102, at Liverpool, California.
Mrs. Lillian E. SCOTT has been connected with the administration department from 1925 until the present time, 1927. She is a graduate of the Winona Girls' School and has attended San Jose State Teachers College.
Margaret K. SCOTT. Native of Indiana. Educated in California public and State Normal Schools, and in Oxford Female College, Ohio. Taught in public schools of California; in Training Department of San Jose Normal School, two and a half years, beginning August, 1879. Taught in Los Angeles as Grammar School Principal. Spent a year traveling in Europe. Later Miss Scott taught in a mission school in South America, until failing health obliged her to return to San Jose, where she died some years ago.
Miss Lora SCUDAMORE, a graduate of this normal school was a member of the faculty for three years, until 1895, her subjects being Mathematics and History. She later married and lives at Rivera, California, Mrs. Lora S. WILLIAMS.
Jesse B. SEARS, professor at Stanford, gave a course in History of Education for one year, in 1916-1917.
Darrell SEDGWICK was an assistant in the music department in 1916-18. He is a graduate of this school and has since his graduation taken advantage of the advanced courses offered by the college. At this writing (1927) he is principal of the Union Grammar School at Cupertino.
Mrs. Louise SHELLEY was an instructor in the department of Education and Teacher Training in the summer session of 1926 and in 1928. Mrs. Shelley has had training in the Northwestern Normal School of Oklahoma, and is an alumnus of the San Jose Teachers College. She was for three years executive head of the Camp Fire Girls of Santa Clara County.
Mrs. Blanche SHERWOOD was a teacher in the school during the year 1902 and 1903.
Leora SHERER was an assistant in the Home Making Department in 1925. Stout University, University of Minnesota, Indiana University, Chicago Fine Arts Academy, University of California, and Stanford University have contributed to Miss Sherer's training.
Anne M. SHILLINGSBURG had charge of the 4th and 5th grades of the training school from 1912 until 1913. She is a graduate of the San Jose State Normal School, and was married to Roy B. THOMPSON of the same class. They have one child, a daughter.
Yetta SHONINGER has been a member of the faculty since 1920 as Professor of Education and Advisor of General Professional Course. She has also given courses in Principals of Education, Philosophy of Education, Interpretation of Project Education, and Supervision of Instruction. She holds a life diploma from the city normal school of Louisville, Ky., and from Teachers College, Columbia University, she has received her B. S. and M. A. degrees, as well as a diploma in supervision. She has been a student at Cornell and at the University of Chicago. Miss Shoninger's experience, as well as her training has been broad. She was an assistant in the department of Philosophy of Education at Columbia and has been connected with the summer school faculty of the University of Virginia, of Chicago, of Omaha, and of California. Before coming to California she was associate professor of Education at Peabody College for Teachers, at Nashville, Tennessee. Besides her teaching work, Miss Shoninger has published many pamphlets and articles on education.
Clara Hettie SMITH entered the history department in 1912, and remained until 1923. She has an A. B. from the University of California, and has studied and worked incessantly, with no thought of reward other than to increase her efficiency. She published a valuable syllabus while in the college, and planned and organized a rural supervision for cadet teaching that was most successfully carried out in connection with the teachers college practice teaching. Since her resignation she has been engaged in rural supervision in Ventura County. In 1927 she had a summer of travel and study in Europe. While a member of the faculty Miss Smith was a member of the San Jose City Board of Education, and was also actively connected with many philanthropic and civic activities.
F. Isabelle SMITH, a graduate of our College, entered the registrar's office as Secretary of the registrar in 1924.
Jessie Sherwood SMITH was a substitute in the Art Department during the year 1922-23.
Mildred SMITH was an assistant supervisor in the Training Department in 1911. After leaving the school she married Mr. Wilbur Judson GULLETT, and is living with her husband and three daughters in Lincoln, Illinois.
Maud Arthur SMITH began her work as secretary to the president in 1901, and continued in this capacity and as secretary of Board of Trustees until January, 1908. She was married to Mr. ROOP, and at last reports was living in or near Porterville.
Mrs. Doris SMITH, M. A., from the department of public speaking at the State Normal College at Kearney, Nebraska, was an instructor in public speaking and stage craft at the summer session of 1922.
Wayne P. SMITH was for a few months in 1896 a teacher of Psychology.
David S. SNEDDEN of Stanford University was special lecturer from March until July, 1905. Since leaving Stanford in 1905, Dr. Snedden has been connected with the educational department of Columbia, and was state commissioner of education in Massachusetts for seven years.
E. R. SNYDER took charge of the Manual Training Department in 1903, and remained until 1912 when he resigned. He returned in 1923 as president of the Teachers College and a more detailed biography will be found under the chapter devoted to presidents of this institution.
Mrs. Sara L. SNYDER became assistant to the Dean of Women in 1925. She was educated in Colorado and is a graduate of the Colorado State Teachers College. She is the widow of Dr. Edwin R. Snyder, former president of this institution. Her son, Llewellyn, is a graduate of this college and of Stanford, and her daughter, Jeanette, an honor graduate of the San Jose High School, is now attending Stanford.
Albert L. SOLON entered the college in 1916 as an instructor in Pottery. In addition, he had some classes in Physics, and remained for two years when he resigned and entered into the manufacture of art tiles. Mr. Solon's education was received in England and he comes from a line of ancestors who were skilled in the art of pottery. His impress upon the art life of the school was marked, not only by his artistic achievements but by his unique personality, which had a charm all its own.
Lulu SOURS entered the institution in 1913, and is at present in the department of Education and Social Science. Miss Sours' preparation includes training in Teachers College, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Normal University, Ohio, and Stanford University where she secured her Master's degree. She has also had additional study at Columbia and Harvard.
Benjamin W. SPAULDING has been in charge of the Industrial Arts Department since 1913. His education was received at the University of Wisconsin and he also has an A. B., from the San Jose State Teachers College. He organized and planned the Industrial Department and also planned the Industrial Arts building and shops. He married Hita GOSNEY, a graduate of this institution, and has two children, a boy and a girl.
Katherine SPIERS, M. A., Assistant Supervisor of Training, Southern Branch, University of California, gave a course in English and Arithmetic at the summer session of 1922.
Helen M. SPRAGUE has been a member of the faculty since 1903. Her subjects have been Mathematics, History, Methods, and English. She was for some years an assistant in the library and was for about thirteen years secretary to the president. She is a graduate of the Normal School, and has an A. B. from Stanford University, besides summer school, extension, correspondence and additional graduate work at Stanford and University of California. For four years she was assistant principal in the Gilroy High School.
Catherine STACY was an instructor in the Household Arts Department in 1923, and after leaving secured her master's degree from the University of California. She taught in San Francisco for a time and also taught at the Fresno State Teachers College. She has since married and is Mrs. O. G. TUBBY, San Francisco.
Elmer Hubert STAFFLEBACH is an associate professor in Education and Psychology, and has been a member of the faculty since 1925. The State Teachers College at Cheney, Washington, furnished the background for his education, and Stanford University gave him this doctor's degree.
Mabel C. STARK, M. A., Extension Lecturer for the state of Massachusetts, and for the Schools of Education in Boston and Harvard Universities, gave a course in Geography at the summer session in 1923.
Bessie STEEN, A. B., graduate of Pratt Institute and instructor of art in the San Jose High School, was on the staff of the summer session in 1923, giving a course in art.
Cora A. Johnson STEVENS was an assistant instructor in Education and Teacher Training in 1925-26. Her training includes graduation from the San Jose State Normal School, and study in the University of California. After leaving the college she married Dr. SCHUMACHER and is teaching in Hester school, San Jose.
James Leroy STOCKTON was principal of the Training School from 1919 until 1921. Dr. Stockton possesses a bachelor's and master's degree from Columbia and a Doctor's degree from Stanford. He is the author of several psychological works, among them “The Nature of Intelligence”, “Project Work in Education,” and “Exact Measurement in Education,” besides various articles in periodicals. He is a member of the American Psychological Association.
Mrs. C. H. STOUT, Principal of the Training School, September, 1865, to fall of 1868. Afterwards became Mrs. SHILLABER. Resided in San Francisco several years. Died a year or two ago.
Ruth M. STUCHFIELD was an instructor in physical training in 1923-24. She was educated in the Oganty School, Pennsylvania and at Sargent's Physical Education School. Was at the head of Physical Education in De Paaw University, and was in Y. W. work in New Mexico during the war. Previous to entering this institution Miss Stuchfield was engaged in physical education work in Denver.
Anna C. STRONG was an assistant in the Kindergarten department in 1916-17.
Kate SULLIVAN, Assistant in Training School. November, 1862 to May, 1864. Principal of Training School, July, 1864, to June, 1865. Afterwards taught in San Francisco public schools until her death, July 17, 1879.
Marten SUTPHEN was on the instructional staff during the summer session of 1923.
Lois SUTTLE was a teacher of Biology in 1916-17. She is an alumnus of Stanford, also has a degree from the University of Wisconsin. Was a teacher in the Oakland High School.
Henry (Anthony) SUZZALO was a special lecturer on education during the spring of 1906. A graduate of this institution he received an A. B. from Stanford, A. M., as well as his doctor's degree from Columbia, and an LL. D., from the University of California. He was on the educational staff of Stanford for five years and of Columbia for six years. In 1915 he was made president of University of Washington. Dr. Suzzalo is regarded as one of the outstanding figures in education in this country as well as in London and on the continent. Since 1920 he has been an elective in the Hall of Fame. Further notice of Dr. Suzzallo will appear in the Chapter on Distinguished Graduates.
Mary Clark SWEET was secretary to the president from 1820 until 1921. She has an A. B. from Vassar and a B. S. from Simmons College. Since leaving this college she has been in the registrar's department at Stanford University.
Mardel SWEENEY was an assistant in the Training Department in 1925. She is a graduate of the Teachers College.
Ralph W. SWETMAN was assistant professor of education in 1923. In addition to a master's degree he has done graduate study at Stanford University. He left this institution to become President of the Teachers College at Arcata, Humboldt County.
Mrs. Mary L. SWETT. Native of Connecticut. Educated in Thompson Academy, Connecticut, and San Francisco public schools. Graduated at San Francisco Evening Normal School. Received State educational diploma November, 1865. Vice-Principal of Training School, January, 1866 to June, 1867. Teacher in the Normal School, August, 1867, to December, 1867. Has not taught since. Married to John Swett, May 8, 1862. Has four children.
Harold Francis TAGGART, M. A., gave a course in Social Science at the summer sessions in 1924, and 1925. He has a bachelor's degree from Earlhorn College, Indiana and a master's degree from the University of California.
C. Louis THIELE, M. A., Supervisor of Exact Sciences Detroit Teachers College, was on the staff of educational instruction during the summer session of 1923.
Helen Stanley THOMAS has been connected with the Teacher Training Department since September, 1927 as supervisor of the third grade. She is a graduate of this school and has a bachelor's degree from U. C. For two years she was supervisor in the Santa Barbara State Teachers College and for seven years was connected with the Santa Barbara city schools.
Martha E. THOMAS became assistant in the Home Economics Department in 1913 and remained one year. She was graduated from the elementary department of the Normal School in 1910 and from the Home Economics Department three years later. Since leaving here she has secured an A. B. from the University of California, and has taught in the Home Economics department of Dos Palos and of Oakdale. In 1927 she was on the summer school staff of the San Jose State Teachers College as an instructor in Clothing Principles.
Jayne THOMPSON entered the school in 1899 as a teacher of Reading and Bookkeeping. She remained two years.
Jessica B. THOMPSON, (Mrs. A. H. WASHBURN). Native of Illinois. Educated in public schools of Illinois, San Jose Normal School, and University of Michigan. Taught in Normal School from August, 1883 to December, 1889. Specialties, literature and language. Married January 22, 1889. Mr. and Mrs. Washburn for many years conducted the Washburn Preparatory School in San Jose, afterwards retiring to their ranch near the eastern foothills. Mrs. Washburn is now a widow and resides at Los Gatos. She has two sons, both married.
Mary Jane TITUS, a graduate of the Oswego State Normal School, New York was called to this institution in 1872 for the purpose of organizing the Training School. For ten years she was principal and for nine years was Dean of Women. In 1891 Miss Titus resigned and was married to E. H. HAZELTON of Philadelphia, who was at the time residing in California. Mathematics and Methods were subjects taught by Miss Titus, and her crisp, direct, and forceful instruction, her capable handling of the training school problem, and her later, closer contact with the girls of the school in their social relations are valuable features in the history of this institution. Her address is 2441 Haste St., Berkeley, where her interest in club and civic activities gives her a full life.
Bernice TOMPKINS, instructor in the School Science Department, came to this institution in the fall, 1927. She received her master's degree from Stanford.
Earl TOWNER was head of the music department during 1924-26. He received his bachelor's degree in music from the College of the Pacific. He has studied in the New England Conservatory of Music and previous to entering this college was identified with the music department in the Fresno City Schools.
Martha M. TRIMBLE became a member of the Training School Staff in 1909 as supervisor of the seventh grade. For the past two years she has been in the Psychology department as teacher of General Psychology, Educational Psychology and Measurements, and Educational Diagnosis. She is a graduate of this school and has a B. S. from Columbia. She has, in addition, done graduate work at the University of California and Stanford. She has taught in the summer schools of the University of California, Dominican College, and Ursuline College, and gave a winter course at the Notre Dame College. Miss Trimble, while an educator of the highest grade of excellence, possesses also, domestic qualities which have naturally made her a leader in the social activities of the faculty. Here her ability as a gracious hostess is an acknowledged tradition.
Gertrude Gail TUCKER was appointed an instructor in the Physical Training Department in 1926. From the University of Oregon she has a bachelor's degree, and she has had additional study at Willamette University.
Bernice TURNER ( Mrs. F. SHAW) was telephone operator and stenographer from September 1925 to July 1927. She is a graduate of San Jose High School.
Margaret TWOMBLY has been a teacher in the Physiology department since 1914. She received her bachelor's degree from Stanford University and has had graduate study in the University of Washington.
Clarence URMY entered this institution in 1918 as an instructor in voice training and in music appreciation. Mr. Urmy was born in San Francisco and was a graduate of the Methodist College at Santa Rosa. A native of San Francisco, his life was spent in this vicinity with the exception of a year in New York. He was not only a musician, with a thorough training in voice and in piano and organ manipulation, but was a writer who had achieved national reputation from his exquisite verse, most of which has been gathered into books and published at various times - “A Rosary of Rhyme,” “A California Troubadour”, and others. An appreciation of Mr. Urmy who died in 1923 is given in another part of this volume.
Ida VANDERGAW, was on the staff of Education at the summer session of 1927. She is a graduate of the San Jose State Normal School and is at present Director of Kindergarten and Primary work in the Oakland school department. She has been a student at the University of California, University of Chicago, and Columbia University.
Margaret VAN HOESEN was a teacher in the Household Arts Department in 1916-17.
Calthea C. VIVIAN was head of the art department from 1900 until 1916, with leaves of absence at various times for study and travel. Special work in literature and philosophy in the University of California, training in art at the Crocker Art Gallery in Sacramento, two years at the Mark Hopkins Art School in San Francisco, and three years at Ateliers in Paris, France, where she had landscape painting under Lazar, form a splendid back-ground for Miss Vivian's art work. She is a woman of very broad culture, not only in the line of art, where she excelled as a teacher and as a painter in oils and pastels, but, also in literature and history. She inspired her students with a deep appreciation and love of arts, and since her resignation from the school she has produced and exhibited a large number of paintings which have placed her in the front ranks of California artists. She has a studio at Claremont, Hotel Berkeley.
Isabelle WATERMANN was in the physical training department from 1920 until 1922. After her resignation she was married to Mr. Daniel MINAHAN.
Richard WERNER entered the department of Natural Science in September, 1927. Mr. Werner has a B. S. degree from the Oregon Agricultural College and his Master's degree from the University of California. He was principal of the Esparto High School in 1917-18 when he entered the U. S. Army. After the armistice he returned to the Esparto high school and remained until 1923 when he became connected with the department of Secondary Education as supervisor until he entered this college.
Cornelia WALKER entered the normal school in 1873 as a teacher of English, Pedagogy and History. She was educated in New York and Minnesota, and taught in public schools and seminaries as well as in the normal school St. Cloud, Minnesota. She taught for a time in Root's Normal Music Institute, Chicago. While teaching in the Normal School Miss Walker took the time to complete the Chautauqua course, and had two semesters of work at the University of California, just for self improvement, with no thought of credit. Miss Walker's life has not been inactive since leaving the normal school in 1900. For three years she was in the Hawaiian Islands, about half of this time being spent in the Susanah Wesley Home as a voluntary mission worker among the Japanese and Koreans. For a year and a half she traveled about the islands studying the history and folk lore, and has given many lectures on these subjects both in the east and in California. Her interest in this institution is still warm, and her literary contributions to the yearly class reunion held at the country residence of Congressman Albert CARTER have always been a clever feature of this delightful gathering.
Alta M. WALL was an assistant in the kindergarten department for a few months in 1918. She is a graduate of this school, and is now Mrs. Fredrick SWAIN. Has two children.
Sylvia WALLACE was a teacher in the department of Home Economics from 1920 until 1923, her special subject being foods. Her bachelor's degree was earned at Simmons College, Boston. After leaving the Teachers College she married Walter B. SMITH and resides at Porterville. She has two sons.
Adele WALSH was assistant critic teacher in the primary grades of the Training department during 1901 and 1902. She taught for many years in the San Jose School Department until her retirement.
Mona Desmond WALSH was an assistant instructor in modern language in 1925. She is an alumnus of Stanford University and has done graduate study.
Mary WALTER substituted from September 1902, until January 1904 for Miss Caroline FIELDER. She had a bachelor's degree from Stanford and had had several years of successful experience in teaching. She is now (1927) on the editorial staff of the San Francisco Bulletin. Miss Walter's mother, Mrs. Carrie Stevens Walter, was a gifted writer.
Lucy M. WASHBURN. Native of New York. Educated in New York public schools and Academy, Normal School at Fredonia, Vassar College and Cornell University. Taught one year in Wesfeild Academy, New York; one year in Academic Department of Normal School, Fredonia, New York; two years in Hampton Normal and Agriculture Institute, Virginia; in Normal School, San Jose from March, 1873 to 1900, with leave of absence of one year. Specialties, mathematics, Physiology, and zoology. After leaving the normal school Miss Washburn taught in the Washburn Preparatory School, San Jose, and about 1914 returned to this school, and did some special instructional work in history. Since leaving she has resided in Los Gatos, and devotes much of her time to church, club, and civic activities, in all of which she is a strong force.
Arthur H. WASHBURN taught Mathematics from 1892 until 1894. With his wife, Jessica Thompson Washburn, he conducted the Washburn Preparatory school in San Jose for many years. He lived on his ranch in the eastern foothills for sometime after retiring from school work, later moving to Los Gatos, where he died.
Frances Lillian WEBSTER was a teacher of English from 1878 until 1881. She was born in New York and was educated in the Potsdam State Normal School. Upon her resignation in 1881 she married Lafayette Irving FISH of Martinez, California, where she resided until 1907. After that date her home was in Berkeley, where she died in 1923.
Edith Mabel WELTY was a member of the Home Economics staff for two years, from 1915 until 1917. She taught sewing, dressmaking, costume design, millinery, textiles, and house decoration. She has a special diploma in Domestic Art from Columbia University. After her resignation Miss Welty married Arch H. VINING, San Jose.
H. E. WHITE was a teacher in the department of education and Teacher Training in the summer session of 1925.
Hazel WHITMIRE was an assistant in the Physical Training Department from 1915 until 1921. She is a graduate of this school, and has studied and traveled in Europe. After leaving the Normal School she was for a time attendance officer for Santa Clara County. She is now teaching physical education in a parochial school in San Jose.
William D. WHITEHEAD began his work as instructor in Manual Training and wood work in 1891 and continued until the close of the school year. Previous to this time he taught for ten years in the schools of Iowa. Since leaving the school he has been engaged in the business of carpentry and contracting.
Miss Anna WIEBACK was an instructor in the English department of the normal school during 1921.
Emily WILDHAGEN, A. B., San Jose State Teachers' College. She was an assistant in the Primary Department during 1926-1927.
Alma L. WILLIAMS has been connected with the Music Department since 1923. Much of her training was received at the College of the Pacific Conservatory where she received her bachelor's degree in music.
Mrs. Grace Conklin WILLIAMS was Librarian of the Training School library from 1919 until 1925. She is a graduate of the Riverside Library School, and has taught in kindergarten and primary schools as supervisor for some years. She has published many articles along the line of elementary education, and is the author of “Little Book Shelf” and many children stories.
William A. WILLIBRAND M. A., Instructor in William Warren School, Menlo Park, California, gave courses in French and Spanish during the summer session of 1922.
John Douglas WILSON gave a course in Occupations and Home Mechanics in the 1925 summer session. Mr. Wilson has had training in the University of California and in the southern branch.
Mary E. WILSON (Mrs. T. C. GEORGE) Native of Wisconsin. Educated in public schools and California State Normal School. Graduated in 1875. Taught one year in public schools of Santa Clara County; critic teacher in Primary class, Training Department, six years, 1876 to 1882; Principal of Training Department, six years, 1882 to 1888. Married June 7, 1888, to Professor T. C. George, of University of the Pacific, after which a year was spent traveling in Europe. For three years she was a member of the text book committee for the state of California, working in Sacramento, where her husband was located. Mrs. George was connected with this institution almost continuously, with the exception of the years spent in travel, from 1876 until her resignation in 1920. Her special work in the Teachers' College, aside from the duties of Dean, an office which she filled most acceptably at the time of her resignation, was geography, and her extensive travels and broad study made her an authority upon the phase of human distribution of population. A graduate of Stanford University, and a constant student of books and of life, a genius for friendship, made her one of the strong and powerful pillars of the institution she served for so many years. Her residence is at Carmel Highlands where she recently returned after an extensive world trip through the southern hemisphere.
Lewis B. WILSON began his service in this institution in 1895, and continued until 1924. His subjects were Chemistry, and later, Physiography and Physics. Before coming to this state he was a student at the Washington and Jefferson College, and was a graduate of the San Jose State Normal School. At the University of California he took several courses, with no thought of credit. He was principal of one of the San Jose Grammar Schools for several years and of the San Jose High School for seven years. In addition to his teaching, Mr. Wilson was vice-president, and had full charge of programming the entering students, a work that called for the utmost patience and insight. Every student loved him, and went to him in trouble, always receiving help and a cheery work. His death occurred in 1924. A more extended notice appears in another part of this book under Presidents.
Robert M. WILSON is a graduate of this normal school, and was appointed in the department of education in 1921 in connection with the rural supervision plan, which was being worked out at this time.
Ruth A. WINTERMUTE was an assistant in the Household Arts Department in 1914-15. She married Clarence B. HUTTY.
Margaret Frances WITTER was a teacher in the music department for one year, from 1916 until 1917. She is a graduate of the University of California and has studied for a year in Paris. She was married in 1917 to Roy PAGE.
Daniel Return WOOD was an instructor in Nature Study from 1902 until the time of his death in 1918. He was a graduate of a normal school and held a B. S. degree from Cornell University. He did some work in the University of California, and published a monograph on Nature Study in California Education, which was for several years used as a text. He had partially prepared a more extended work on Nature Study which was still incomplete at the time of his death.
When he resigned from the Berkeley High School this comment was made by the principal: “In his resignation we lost the best teacher we ever had in Chemistry and Physics, or ever again expect to get outside of the University faculty.” Simple and unpretentious he possessed the fine discernment of the true and the beautiful in nature and in the human soul. His death occurred suddenly on January 2, 1918.
James O. WOOD has been a member of the English Department since 1925. His A. B. degree was obtained from the University of Oklahoma, and his M.A. from the University of California. He has done graduate work at the University of California and at Stanford. In “Theatre and School”, in 1927 Mr. Wood published an article entitled “Pageants and a Pageant,” a delightfully illuminating article on the subject of pageants with an exhaustive description of the particular pageant “The Nightingale and the Rose,” produced at the college as a part of the program of La Fiesta de las Rosas in 1926.
Louise WOOD is an instructor in the Home Making Department, entering in 1925. She is an alumnus of Ohio State University and has done graduate work at Stanford.
Carolyn WOODHULL has been instructor in art during the year 1927-28. She has her degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Glenn WOODS, Director of Music, Oakland School Department, was on the summer school instructional staff in the summer session of 1922.
Meredyth WOODWARD was connected with the kindergarten department from 1898 until 1899. At this writing (1927) she is married, (Mrs. UNSHUTZ) and is Director of the Nursery School of Education at Mills College.
David T. WOOSTER had charge of men's physical education and athletic coaching from 1921 until 1923. He has a B. S. in Education. He resides at Emporia, Kansas.
Ruth ELLEN WOOSTER entered the Art Department in 1919. She has a B.A. degree from the State Teachers' College of Emporia, Kansas, and an M. A. from Teachers' College, Columbia University. One year was spent in the School of Fine and Applied Arts, New York, from which she obtained a special certificate. At the present time, (1927), she is head of the art department.
H. B. WORCESTER was a teacher of Bookkeeping for a short time in 1889. He was born in New York and served two years in the Civil war. He received a business education and taught in Jennings Seminary, Aurora, Illinois before coming to California. He was at one time connected with the business department of the University of the Pacific (now the College of the Pacific) and was the founder of the Garden City Business College which he conducted for twenty-four years. After leaving San Jose he resided in San Francisco where he died.
Helen S. WRIGHT. Native of New York. Educated in public schools and academy, Fredonia, New York, and Boston Art School. Preceptress of Fredonia Academy between five and six years (during this time the school was made a Normal School); Preceptress, Academic Department, Potsdam Normal School, two years; teacher in seminary in Kentucky, two years; teacher in Normal School, San Jose, from June, 1876, to June 1888. Specialties, English language and literature. Preceptress from August 1877 to June 1888. Absent during school year 1888-89, on leave of absence, traveling in Europe. Miss Wright died quite suddenly in June, 1899, leaving to this school the heritage of a lovely character of womanly sweetness and strength.
Lulu E. WUNDERLICH was supervisor of the fifth grade in the Training Department from 1914 until 1923. She is a graduate of this institution, and since leaving here has been connected with the school department of Oakland.
Dorothy YATES (Mrs.) became assistant professor of Psychology in 1923. Her work has earned her a doctor's degree from the University of California although her B. A. was received at Wellesley. Since 1924 she has been associate professor of psychology, and in 1926 was given a leave of absence for further study and travel.
Rose ZELLERBACH was a teacher of Chemistry from 1899 until 1902. Later married. Her death occurred some years ago.
Clara ZYVE was an instructor in Education and Teacher Training during 1924-26. She has a bachelor's degree from the Colorado State Teachers' College and has had graduate study at the Colorado University and at Stanford.
Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.
Source: Greathead, Mrs. Estelle, The Story of an Inspiring Past, Historical Sketch of the San Jose State Teachers College from 1862 to 1928. Published by San Jose State Teachers College, 1928.
© 2014 Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.