Santa Clara County Genealogy -
State Normal School

Source:  Historical Sketch of the State Normal School at San Jose, California, with a Catalogue of Its Graduates and a Record of Their Work for Twenty-Seven Years [1862-1889]. State Office, J.D. Young, Supt. State Printing.  Sacramento, California. 1889.

IMAGE:Class of 1873 - State Normal School, San Jose, California
Photograph courtesy Sue Nickum

NOTE.--The name of the county represented by each graduate at the time of graduation, is placed opposite his name.
Louis Bruch  - Santa Clara County.
Present address, San José.  Has taught constantly since graduation.  Teaching near San José.
Josephine Cahill (Mrs. G.E. McStay) - San Joaquin County.
In 1883 was living in Stockton.
Anna Carroll (Mrs. Hawley) - Placer County.
Taught in Placer County, five months; San Diego, one year; Santa Barbara County, three years.  In 1886 was teaching at Carpenteria.  Married in October, 1874.  Two children.
Lemuel J. Chipman - Santa Clara County.
Present address, San José.  Taught in Yuba County, three months; Santa Clara county, three years, the last two as Principal of Schools in San José.  Was City Superintendent of San José schools two years.  For the past eleven years he has held the office of County Superintendent of Santa Clara County.
William F.F. Foss - Yuba County.
Present address, San José.  Taught in Yuba County, three years;  Santa Clara County, seven years.  Now real estate and insurance agent in San José.
Henry Goodcell - San Bernardino County.
Present address, San Bernardino.  Taught two years.  Was County Superintendent one term.  Practicing law.  Married Minnie A. Bennett, Class of March, 1874, who died in November, 1886.  Three children.
Dora B. Harris (Mrs. Rogers) - San Francisco.
Present address, Bakersfield, Kern County.  Taught four years in Vallejo; six years in Kern County.  Teaching.  Married December, 27, 1877.  One child.
Mary E. Hendrix (Mrs. Thompson) - Santa Clara County. 
Present address, Cornelius, Washington County, Oregon.  Taught in Placer County, two years; Monterey County, three years; San Luis Obispo County, two years; Oregon, three years.  Teaching.  Married June 14, 1874.  Husband died in 1880.  Three children.
*[Note:  Class Valedictorian - Transcript of Valedictory Speech]
Lella Kratzer (Mrs. Bacher) - Santa Clara County.
Present address, Gilroy.  Taught in Placer County, three months; Plumas County, two years; San Benito County, three years; Santa Clara County, six years.  Teaching in Gilroy.  Married January 14, 1877.  Two children.
Luella Kelsoe (Mrs. Samuel Hirst) - Sonoma County.
Present address, Santa Rosa.  Has taught in Sonoma and Lake Counties constantly since graduation, with the exception of four years.  Married July 15, 1886.  Not teaching at present, but has not left the profession.
Mary Merritt (Mrs. J. Henry) - Santa Clara County.
Present address, St. Cloud House, Sutter Street, San Francisco.  Taught before marriage.  Has six children.
Isabel Merritt (Mrs. Campbell) - Santa Clara County.
Present address, Tulare.  Taught in Napa County, three months; Plumas County, one month; Monterey County, four months; Santa Clara County, four months; Merced County, three months; San Francisco, five years; Tulare County, two years.  Teaching.  Married June 10, 1881.  Three children.
Ella H. Murdock (Mrs. Burnett) - Santa Clara County.
Present address, Los Angeles.  Taught in Santa Clara County six years.  Has one child.
Julia F. Martin (Mrs. Hornsback) - Santa Clara County.
Present address, Los Angeles.  Taught several years in Gilroy.  Teaching in Los Angeles.  One child.
Lizzie Roberts (deceased) - Santa Clara County.
Taught for a short time.
Delia R. Snow - Washington Territory.
Present address, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory.  Taught in El Dorado County, three months; Placer County, four months; Plumas County, eight months.  In 1874 went to Utah, to take a position in a mission school at Salt Lake, in which she taught six months.  Then taught in a mission school in southern Utah two and one half years.  Not teaching.  Left the work partly on account of health and partly because of home duties.
Nellie M. Starr (Mrs. A.J. Hanson) - Santa Clara County. 
In 1883 was living in Sacramento.  Taught before marriage.
Olivia L. Taylor - San Francisco.
Present address, 1604 Mission Street, San Francisco.  Taught in Sacramento County, three months;  State of Nevada, over nine years.  Not teaching.
Etta M. Tilton - San Mateo County.
Present address, San Mateo.  Taught constantly since graduation; for the past nine years in San Mateo.
Augusta S. Withington (Mrs. W.H.S. Welch) - Amador County.
Present address, 215 South Hill Street, Los Angeles.  Taught in Merced County, one year; Contra Costa County, one year; Amador County, thirteen years.  Not teaching.  Married October 24, 1883.

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