More on Will Mayfield College

Will Mayfield College located in Marble Hill, Missouri

This is a follow up post to one I published on January 15, 2020 which states, in part that:

“The Will Mayfield College began as the Mayfield-Smith Academy in Sedgewickville (originally called Smithville), Missouri in 1878. In 1880 the school was moved to Marble Hill.

“The new campus was in a healthful location with “pure water” and “beneficial zephyrs.”  In addition, it was free of the vice associated with larger towns. The first main building—Academic Hall—was completed in 1885.  In 1903 the name of the school was changed to Will Mayfield College to honor the son of the founder.”(2)

The college was mainly known for producing teachers and at one point produced more teachers than any state college in Missouri.  Though successful the college’s demise came in the form of a fire destroying the women’s dormitory in 1926 and later the Great Depression.”

An article I discovered in the May 19, 1892 issue of the Marble Hill Press shows that the institution was highly respected, though it appeared to be struggling. The paper reported:

” A large number of people were out to enjoy the excellent entertainment and manifest a due appreciation of the laudable work of Professor E. R. Graham who has had charge of this institution for the past term. He has been laboring under disadvantages that would have discouraged most men, nevertheless his work has been successful to a marked degree.”

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  1. Dear Sir:

    I am reading as much as I can find on the poor farm movement and what replaced it, especially for children. I am looking for a cemetery record for the Cape Girardeau County poor farm. I have found some interesting information and a few names of children who lived and died at the poor farm in Cape Girardeau, but would like to confirm their burial there. Any ideas you might offer would be appreciated. I have read through the one book and the list of “inmates” in the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center, but I think cemetery records might be helpful too before I contact the state for death certificates.

    Randall Rhodes, PhD Juvenile Officer

    On Sun, Feb 23, 2020 at 1:25 PM Foothills Media LLC wrote:

    > foothillsmedia posted: ” Will Mayfield College located in Marble Hill, > Missouri This is a follow up post to one I published on January 15, 2020 > which states, in part that: “The Will Mayfield College began as the > Mayfield-Smith Academy in Sedgewickville (originally called S” >

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