Wayne County, N.Y.

Contributed by Allyn Hess Perry, from files at the Office of the County Historian


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UNION SCHOOL - March 24, 1859

The summer term of the Union school will commence on Monday, May 1st. Mr. Snow and Miss Archer having left, the following has been determined upon as the organization for the ensuing term:

Principal - Howard M. Smith

Teacher, 4th Grade Boys - Miss A. Clark
Teacher, 4th Grade Girls - Miss Mary Foster
Teacher, 3d Grade Boys
Teacher, 3d Grade Girls - Miss A.A. Christie
Teacher, 2d Grade Boys - Miss H. Bacon
Teacher, 2d Grade Girls - Miss Benham
Teacher, 1st Grade Boys - Miss C. Ensign
Teacher, 1st Grade Girls - Miss J. Bicknell

Assistant, 1st Grade - Miss Adams.

Penmanship, Drawing, Book-keeping and Vocal Music - D.W. Blanchard.

Vocal Music - D.W. Blanchard.

Mr. Smith has an excellent reputation, and the teachers generally stand high in their profession.

July 1859


Mr. Editor: - Allow me to acknowledge through your columns, in behalf of the Lyons Union School, the receipt of the following Public Documents from the Hon. Edwin B. Morgan:

1 copy Commercial Relations.

15 copies Congressional Globe.

2 copies Patent Office Reports

4 copies Messages and Documents.

Also a Manual for 1859, from Hon. A.B. Williams.

H.M. Smith, Principal

July 15, 1861


We have before us the Report of the Standing of the Students in the Lyons Union School (Academic Department) for the present term. In the Boys' Room the lowest figure is 79, while only two are marked 100 - Willard T. Allen and Charles Wheeler. -

In the Girls' Room the lowest figure is 93 and six girls are marked 100 - Sarah Croul, Hannah Croul, Mary Murdock, Carrie Murdock, Julia Vanderbilt and Melissa Vandermark. The last named scholar has also the star - she being the only one who has deserved that honor.



We learn that arrangements are in progress for a Reunion of former teachers and pupils of the Lyons Union School, in the chapel, on Friday afternoon, the 3d of July - the exercises to include an address, a poem, and short speeches, by gentlemen and ladies connected at different times with the school; and afterward a sociable, with refreshments, music, &c. There is no reason why such a Reunion should not be a most enjoyable affair, and (if properly managed) in all respects a success. No school in the country, under the rank of a college, has held a higher place among educational institutions during the thirty years of its existence, than this of ours; and there is none that is regarded by former pupils, now men and women, with warmer or more enduring affection.

We shall announce the programme for the Reunion, as soon as the details are agreed upon. Meantimes every former teacher and pupil should determine to attend, and none should wait for a _________.



The spring term at the Lyons Union School begins on Monday next, with the following corps of teachers:

Principal - T.H. Roberts.

Assistant - Mrs. Emma F. Roberts, A.M.

Sixth Grade Boys - James E. Kirk.

Sixth Grade Girls - Miss N.E. Hunton, A.M.

Fifth Grade Boys - Miss B.J. Wirts.

Fifth Grade Girls - Miss Kate Hanchett.

Fourth Grade Boys - Mrs. M. Clark.

Fourth Grade Girls - Mrs. C.H. Boardman.

Third Grade Boys - Willie R. Mason.

Third Grade Girls - Miss Jennie Dwinelle.

Second Grade Boys - Miss Kate Nusbickel.

Second Grade Girls - Miss Ella Ashley.

Book-Keeping and Writing Department - John A. Kennedy.

German - Department - Mrs. Maggie Koester.

Janitor - Joseph Hartman

Miss Hunton, who succeeds to the management of the Sixth Grade Girls' room, is an experienced teacher from New England. The other new teachers are residents of Lyons.

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