Randolph  County,  Indiana

Emerson  Franklin  Cloyd

             Emerson Franklin Cloyd, superintendent of schools at Cambridge City, has had an interesting range of experience as an educator, having started his work as a district schoolman and most of his teaching has been in Eastern Indiana.  He was born in Darke County, Ohio, May 81, 1888, son of  Calvin and Phoebe (Wright) Cloyd.  His father was a native of Iowa and his mother of Randolph County, Indiana, and they are now farmers near Farmland.  Emerson Franklin Cloyd attended public schools, including the Farmland High School, and was twenty years of age when he took charge of a one-room district school.  He remained with that one school for four years.  In 1915 he was graduated with the A. B. degree from Earlham College of Richmond, and in other intervals of teaching has taken graduate study at the University of Chicago and the University of Cincinnati.  For five years he was principal of schools at Williamsburg, Indiana, and on coming to Cambridge City was principal of the high school for four years and was then made superintendent of the Cambridge City and Jackson Township schools.  Mr. Cloyd since 1917 has also been a licensed minister of the Friends Church.  He is a member of the National Education Association and its superintendentsí division.  He is a member of the Friday Night Club, Kiwanis Club, Masonic fraternity and a Republican in polities.  He married in March, 1910,  Miss Elsie Nixon, who was born in Jay County Indiana, daughter of  James G. and Amelia (Adams) Nixon. Her father was born in Jay County and her mother near Farmland.  Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd have one son,  Robert F., born February 4, 1917.
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