Biography of Prof. William K. Stiffey
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Stiffey, Prof. William K., was born in Washington County, Pa., April 17, 1858, and acquired his education in the public schools, with one year at Waynesburg College. About 1874-75 he attended Beaver College, Pa. After a period of one year he again went to the same college under the direct tuition of Prof. August Rhue. Having taught two years at Wellsville, O., he turned his attention to a special study of music in the public schools. In 1881 he was elected director of music in the public schools of Washington, Pa., holding the position three years and refusing an election for the fourth year on account of failing health. He took charge of the music department of the State Normal School at California, Pa., September 1, 1885, and served in that capacity two years with signal ability. His term of service as director of music in the public schools of Elmira began September 1, 1890.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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