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Wooster Digital History Project

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  • Tags: Funding the University

John Kauke, one of Wooster’s prominent citizens. He was one of the leaders of a money-raising campaign to build the University of Wooster.

Reasin Beall Stibbs was the son-in-law of Reasin Beall. He was also one of the men who lead the charge for a Christian University.

Ephraim Quinby, Jr., one of Wooster’s richest and most prominent citizens in the late 19th century. He not only led the effort to build the University, but donated the land for the new school.

This advertisement in the Wayne County Democrat from February 13, 1868 shows the urgency to build a university, and the Trustees’ feelings that the school should be built by Wooster citizens.
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