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Albert Joseph Barnaud (1882 - 1960)

Albert Joseph Barnaud was born to immigrant parents — Elie Barnaud of France and M.L. Cornelia Amolette from French Canada. In 1903, Albert Joseph Barnaud graduated from the College of the Holy ...

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George Robert Summers (1881 - 1962)

George Robert Summers of Grand Chain, Illinois moved to the Philippines to help establish the public school system. He was in Fulton, Missouri when he received his appointment in October 1901 to teach ...

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Clarence George Wrentmore (1867 - d.)

Clarence George Wrentmore was a professor of engineering at University of Michigan (1893-1911) when he answered the call to be a pioneering educator and moved to the Philippines in 1912. He served as t...

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Frederick Douglass Bonner (1879 - d.)

Frederick Douglass Bonner moved to the Philippines in 1902 with his wife Charlotte. They were two of a handful of African Americans who joined the movement to establish the Philippine public school sys...

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John Henry Manning Butler (1868 - 1944)

John Henry Manning Butler was born on 05 September 1868 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. He was one of a handful of African Americans who travelled to the Philippines in 1902 to help establish the Ph...

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Walter William Marquardt (1878 - 1946)

Walter William Marquardt came to the Philippines as a pioneering teacher in 1902, and was first assigned to Tanauan, Leyte. He was 5'7" and had grey eyes and brown hair. In his early years in the bar...

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Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson "Father of African-American History" (1875 - 1950)

Earned a Ph.D. in History from Harvard University in 1912. He was the second African-American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard. Both of his parents were ex-slaves. Image of WW I Draft Registration Card...

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William Rockford Hamme (1887 - d.)

William Rockford Hamme lived in Atchison, Kansas before moving to the Philippines in June 1916, part of the latter waves of American teachers. He was stationed in Iloilo, Iloilo. He related his experie...

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Lot Dean Lockwood (1879 - 1960)

Lot Dean Lockwood came to the Philippines, belonging to the later waves of American teachers. He married Goldie Elizabeth Donhan on 19 September 1919. Sadly, she died barely a year later in Manila on J...

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Walter G. M. Buckisch (1888 - 1975)

Walter G.M. Buckisch was 5’11″ tall and had brown hair and blue eyes. He came to the Philippines in 1912, belonging to the later waves of American teachers. His experiences as a teacher i...

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Bernard Norton Moses MP (1846 - d.)

Bernard Moses, an educator at the University of California, was an original member of the Philippine Commission, serving from 16 March 1900 to 31 December 1902. He was among those who drafted Act No. 7...

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Joseph E. Allen (1860 - 1903)

Joseph E. Allen was already set up as a school principal when he received his foreign teaching appointment in October 1901, at an annual salary of $1,200. He moved to the Philippines with his wife Minn...

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Loren C. Guernsey (1869 - 1902)

Loren C. Guernsey graduated with honors in 1895 from Union College in Schenectady, New York, where he excelled in extemporaneous speech. Loren came to the Philippines in 1901 to help establish the publ...

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Fred Washington Atkinson MP (1865 - d.)

Dr. Fred Washington Atkinson received his A. B. from Harvard University in 1890; and his Ph.D. from the University of Leipzig in 1893. As an educator, he held prominent positions in various institution...

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Mary E. Polley (1871 - 1953)

May E. Polley came to the Philippines as a pioneering teacher aboard the Transport Thomas. She was first assigned to Santa Barbara, Iloilo where she, in support of Principal WE Lutz, began the Iloilo N...

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Joseph William Whitton Crow MP (1874 - 1954)

Joseph William Crow was among the Thomasites, a group of 1,074 American teachers sent by the U.S. government to the Philippines between 1901 and 1902. The Thomasites sought to establish a new public sc...

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Arthur Williams Gubisch MP (1873 - 1952)

Arrived in the U.S. in 1888 at the age of twelve. It is so far undetermined which port he arrived in or who his parents are. U.S. Census show he enlisted twice in the U.S. Infantry, the first time on J...

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Roy DeWitt Bennett (1884 - 1968)

Roy DeWitt Wall Bennett was among the American educators who moved to the Philippines in the early 1900s. From 1918 to 1922, was the principal of Nueva Vizcaya High School. More here:

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