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Persons listed in Black Bold have obituaries posted on the In Memoriam pages.


Frances J. (Reed) Bennett 1844-1927

Oberlin High's first Graduate, per "The Oberlin High School Alumni Banquet" article in
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, July 4, 1899, p. 4.

Frances Reed Bennett is believed to be the first graduate of Oberlin High School based on the article referenced below which says, "Letters were read from Mrs. Frances Reed Bennett, Bradgate, Iowa, the first graduate, from G. W. Waite, and others."  From the federal census records of 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1920, and 1930, we learned the following:

In February 2006 we obtained a copy of Frances Bennett's obituary from the Humboldt County Genealogical Society.  If anyone has any additional information about Frances, our first graduate, please send it to Bob Oliphant.
Updated 15 February 2006