This post was contributed to the Crawford County Chapter of OGS by Kristina Stearley as part of the Florence Siefert Scrapbook in 2010.
The scrapbook is compiled from undated, unidentified newspaper clippings involving events in the lives of Crawford County citizens living in or having connections to New Washington, Tiro, Shelby, Sulphur Springs, Chatfield, Bucyrus, Ashland, Mansfield, and other areas. Only minimal spelling or punctuation corrections were made. Unreadable areas are shown by underlines, dots &/or question marks. This collection has been scanned, “optical character recognized” (OCR’d), proofed, then coded for HTML by volunteers of the Crawford County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Since the copies are not of the best quality errors may have been made. Please contact us if you find corrections needing to be made or can verify any missing dates which could be added.
For the past two years, Mr. H. H. Frazier, Superintendent of the Schools at New Washington Ohio, has been pursuing work leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts. It was within the last term that Mr. Frazier completed all his work and passed his final examinations. The thesis was upon the subject: “The Ideal Self; with Some reference to Its Origin and Development.” All the work was done, and examinations passed here at the University, Mr. Frazier coming on Saturday.
At its last sitting, the Board of Regents conferred upon Mr. Frazier the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, and ordered that he be registered as a member of the Class of 1900. It is with pleasure, therefore, that the Editor of the KILIKILIK finds himself able to present to his readers his newly acquired classmate.
Mr. Frazier is a native of Muskingum county, having been born in Zanesville, September 15, 1870. When Mr. Frazier was quite small, his parents moved to California, and the first two terms of his education were received in that state. His parents returned to Muskingum county when he was eight years old, and located on a farm near Zanesville, where he acquired the rudiments of an education in the district schools. He supplemented this with a three years course of study at Muskingum College, New Concord, dropping out in the winters to teach school. He then taught a year in the graded schools at Taylorville, after which he entered the Ohio Normal University, at Ada, being graduated in the classical course, with the Class of 1892.
On finishing at Ada, Mr. Frazier was elected principal of the high school at New Washington. This position he held for three years. When Prof. Kimerline resigned the position of Superintendent in 1895, Prof. Frazier was unanimously chosen for the place. In 1891, he took the state examination, receiving a common school life certificate. In June, 1895, he took the examination for the high school and is now the holder of a state high school certificate. Then, as stated, in January, 1900, the Board of Regents of Heidelberg University conferred upon him the degree of Bachelor of Arts, pro merito.
We are glad to present to our students a short biographical sketch of Prof. Harry H. Frazier, of New Washington, Ohio, who has been pursuing a course of study at Heidelberg, and who, in consequence, has been granted a diploma. Mr. Frazier will be enrolled with the class of 1900, and he has expressed his desire to become better acquainted with our students, and especially the members of the Senior Class, for which purpose he intends to visit the University at different times throughout the year. We have been informed that the Professor did exceptionally good work under our instructors, and I am certain the class of 1900 will feel honored to add him to its list of workers. We have the promise of a production from his pen, which will appear probably in our next issue.
(Later article)SUPT. H. H. FRAZIER
Elected Principal of the Tiffin High SchoolSupt. H. H. Frazier was elected principal of the Tiffin High School last Friday evening. At a meeting of the board of education at this place Monday evening Supt. Frazier was released from his contract, having been hired for another year as the superintendent of our schools. The new position as principal of the Tiffin high school is a merited advance and carries with it a salary of $1,000 per year. There were 50 applications on file and nine ballots were required to determine the favorite.
H. H. Frazier is a native of Muskingum county. He required the rudiments of an education in the district schools. He supplemented this with a three years’ course of study at Muskingum College, New Concord. He taught a year in the graded schools at Taylorville, after which he entered the Ohio Normal University at Ada, graduating in 1892. The same year he was elected principal of the high school at this place and on the resignation of Prof. Kimerline in 1895, Mr. Frazier was unanimously chosen for the place.
In 1894, he took the state examination, receiving a common school life certificate. In June, 1895, he took the examination for the high school and is now the holder of a state high school certificate. In January, 1900, the Board of Regents of Heidelberg University conferred upon him the degree of Bachelor of Arts, pro merito. Eight years of work in our public schools, five of these as superintendent, S(upt.) Frazier has made a good record. Under his careful supervision our schools have made wonderful progress and his untiring effort has elevated them to the front ranks of the schools in this section of the country. His departure from our schools will be keenly felt by scholars and people generally, but his departure from our community only means that success will follow him in this higher promotion–a promotion much deserved as will be seen in glancing over the rapid advance Supt. Frazier has made along educational lines.
The board of education of Tiffin, have made a choice selection and added a resident and family much esteemed in this community. We extend our congratulations and voicing the sentiment of the community in wishing him unbounded success.
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