The Native Oak Hill School and Chruch
Maxims and Suggestions
Indian Schools and Churches
A look at the turn of the 20th Century into the possibilities of an Industrial School system.
On October 1, 1892, Rev. Edward Graham Haymaker became superintendent and continued to serve in that capacity until the spring of 1904.
The erection of the fine building known as Elliott Hall, was made possible by the receipt of a gift of $5,000 from Mr. David Elliott, of LaFayette, Indiana.
The story of Oak Hill as an Industrial Academy begins with the work of Miss Eliza Hartford of Steubenville, Ohio, the first white teacher in the “Old Log house”.
About October 1, 1888 Mr. and Mrs. James F. McBride arrived to take charge of the work as superintendent and matron.
“I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.” The following reminiscences of early times at Forest Church are narrated for their intrinsic as well as historic interest. The first one reveals an order of service that is very general in the colored Churches. It is one that affords the deacon, if