1881 Spencerian Business College Graduates

Transcriber’s Notes: Frank B. Noyes, valedictorian, was the son of Crosby S. Noyes, editor of the Washington Star newspaper. In General Walker’s address, he commented that 17 of the graduates were commendable workers in his office, excellent in all aspects. Information was taken from the May 26, 1881, edition of the Washington Post (Washington, DC) at Page 4.

Commencement Program:

Presiding Officials: Sara A. and Prof. H. C. Spencer, Co-Principals of the College.
Invocation: Rev. Chauncey Giles.
Salutatory Address: D. E. McElhinny.
Ladies Valedictory Address: Miss A. M. Garesche
Gentlemen’s Valedictory Address: Mr. Frank B. Noyes.
Address to the Lady Graduates: Mrs. Sara A. Spencer, Co-Principal.
Address to the Gentlemen Graduates: Professor H. C. Spencer, Co Principal.
Address to the Graduates: Gen. Francis A. Walker, Chief of the Census.
Music: Donch’s Orchestra.
Location: Lincoln Hall

The 1881 Spencerian Business College Graduates and Recipients of Bookkeeping Certificates (List of Gentlemen):

James E. Chapman, District of Columbia
George A. Davidson, District of Columbia
Charles E. Engels, District of Columbia
George H. Gurley, District of Columbia
Henry W. Heim, District of Columbia (Bookkeeping Certificate)
Louis H. Hopkins, District of Columbia
John F. Javins, Virginia
Jacob W. Jeunemann, District of Columbia (Bookkeeping Certificate)
David E. McElhinny, Ohio
Frank B. Noyes, District of Columbia
William H. Schofield, District of Columbia
Samuel Schwarz, Virginia
Alfred J. Smith, District of Columbia
David H. Solomon, District of Columbia
Walter F. Stewart, District of Columbia
Isaac H. Weil, North Carolina

The 1881 Spencerian Business College Graduating Class of 1881 (List of Ladies):

Blanch E. Donaldson, District of Columbia
Zeola A. Dowling, Pennsylvania
Fannie Florence Evans, District of Columbia
Adele M. Garesché, Missouri
Clara C. Minear, California
Lucy E. Moten, District of Columbia
Marie J. Prandi, France
Mary Redmond, District of Columbia
Manonah Tomas, District of Columbia
Mary Torney. District of Columbia