Cole's Select School
(Memorial & Biographical
of Dallas County, 1892)
(Submitted by Dorman Holub)
was established in 1889 by Colonel J. R. Cole, an eminent scholar
and educator, at the solicitation of a number of prominent citizens
of Dallas. The special object was to prepare boys at home for
college or university or give a useful education adequate for
the various vocations of life.
- Memorial & Biographical
While this school is mainly for
boys, a limited number of girls are admitted. The course of study
adopted, in many respects, is equal to the curriculum of many
colleges, and, thoroughly mastered, will prepare a student for
the freshman or sophomore class in the best colleges and universities
in our country. It requires eight years to complete the entire
course for graduation, which can be accomplished at 16-18 years
of age. Students completing the entire course will receive diplomas.
Colonel J. R. Cole, principal,
is a graduate of Trinity College, North Carolina, having received
the degree of A. B. and A. M. He has taught in Texas more than
20 years and has been professor, principal or president in some
of the most prominent institutions in the State, as McKenzie
College, North Texas Female College and the Agricultural and
Mechanical College of Texas.
Misses May and Ella Cole are the
daughters of the principal and were educated under his direction.
He was assisted by the best lady teachers he could procure in
the State as private instructors in his family for nine years.
Prof. G. A. Harmon, in charge of
penmanship and bookkeeping, is president of the Dallas Business
College and is too well known in his departments for further
Prof. Frank Reaugh is an artist
of the Julian Academy, Paris, France. He has devoted years to
the fine arts, receiving high honors at the last St. Louis Expedition.
The "honor" students
in the years 1891-1892, having completed the full course of studies
and receiving diplomas, were Frank Blankenship, R. King Cole,
Ernest House, Ellen Thurston. Those completing the English course
and receiving certificates were Howard Ardrey and Thomas Lucas.
The E. M. Kahn medal for the best
student in school is shown by attendance, conduct and studies,
was awarded to Scott Miller.
The Mrs. Warren medal for second
best student was awarded to Frank Blankenship and Thomas Lucas,
The Dr. S. D. Thruston medal for
the best girl student was awarded to Eugenia Chappell.
The C. F. Carter medal for the
best student of those who did not exceed 50 on the first roll
of honor last year was awarded to Neita Barton.
Dallas County, Texas, 1892, pp. 318-319.
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|| (Transcribed by Dorman Holub from John Henry
Brown's Memorial & Biographical History of Dallas County,
Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago,, 1892, Permission to reproduce
this transcription must be obtained from Dorman Holub)