This sub-project aims to organize genealogical data on the 1,074 American teachers sent by the U.S. government to the Philippines between 1901 and 1902. Named after the USS Thomas the ship which transported the last batch of expatriated educators, the Thomasites sought to establish a new public school system, to teach basic education and to train Filipino teachers, with English as the medium of instruction. More here: http://bit.ly/i0QRFE
Find more at the master project page, Families of the Philippines.
- Bernard Moses, Secretary of the Bureau of Public Instruction.
- Fred W. Atkinson, Superintendent-General of the Bureau of Public Instruction.
American Pioneer Educators and their Stations (as of September 1902)
- Joseph E. Allen (Naga, Cebu)
- Frederick Douglass Bonner (Subic, Zambales)
- Joseph W. Crow (Nabua, Camarines)
- Arthur W Gubisch (San Pedro, Tunisan, Laguna)
- Loren C. Guernsey (Balayan, Batangas)
- William Walter Marquardt (Tanauan, Leyte)
- John Henry Manning Butler (Alaminos, Zambales)
- Mary E. Polley (Santa Barbara, Iloilo)
- George R. Summers (Cauayan, Ilocos Sur)
Succeeding Waves of Educators, after 1902
- Roy DeWitt Wall Bennett (Nueva Viscaya)
- Walter G.M. Buckisch
- William Rockford Hamme (Iloilo, Iloilo)
- Lot Dean Lockwood
- Clarence George Wrentmore (Manila)
- Carter Godwin Woodson
- "Bearers of Benevolence", ed. Mary Racelis and Judy Celine Ick. Pasig: Anvil Publishing, 2001. ISBN 971-27-1149-8.
- Fee, Mary H. "A Woman's Impressions of the Philippines". Chicago: AC McClurg and Company, 1912.
- Ong, Czarina Nicole. "Manila pays tribute to the Thomasites". Date published: 22 August 2010. Date accessed: 07 July 2011.
- "Thomasite Troubles". Time Magazine. Date published: 12 April 1937. Date accessed: 05 July 2011.
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