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Orzo E. French

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Posted By: Judy Wight Branson (email)
Date: 8/11/2012 at 18:54:28

From: The History and Biography and History of Ringgold and Union Counties, 1887, page 546

O. E. French, principal of Creston high school, was born in Jackson, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, June 23, 1846. He began his career as a teacher in December, 1869, and with the exception of two years has been actively employed in public school work every year from that time until the present. He has taught in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Nebraska and Iowa.

From 1878 to 1881 he served as county superintendent of his native county, and successfully supervised 300 schools, taught by 350 teachers. He is now teaching on his third year in Creston, and his efficiency and popularity are evinced by the enviable reputation accorded to Creston high school, and by an increase of salary at each annual election. Mr. French is a find disciplinarian, a thorough scholar, a respected and honored citizen.

Note: Orzo and his wife Cora E. Saxton were married in Madison County, Iowa in 1889


 

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