THOMAS, Z. W.
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Date: 4/17/2013 at 10:12:01
The 1880 History of Poweshiek County Iowa
Sugar Creek Township
THOMAS, Z. W. -- Teacher, in Searsboro. Was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, on the eighteenth day of May, 1856, where he remained with his parents until he was about nine years old, when he removed with his parents to the West and settled in Oskaloosa, Mahaska county, this State, which place has been his home ever since. He attended the common school of the place until the year 1871, when he entered Pennsylvania College. Not having the means to continue in school all the time he was obliged to teach and attend school alternately until he graduated in 1879, taking a normal course of four years, which is equivalent to a philosophical course in institutions where such courses are established. Mr. Thomas had taught three years before entering upon the work in this place, a part of the time in the country and one year as principal of the school in Indianapolis, Mahaska county, this State, always to the entire satisfaction of his patrons. He is now engaged in the principalship of the Searsboro school.
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