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Shuman, John Hess



  • Existence: 1896-1972

Born May 9, 1896 in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. Graduated from Mainville High School in 1912, and then attended the Bloomsburg State Normal School. He graduated from Bloomsburg in 1915 with a degree in Manual Arts.

Moved to New York City in 1916 to attend the Palmer School of Penmanship. There he met Rowena Patterson, who he would go on to marry in [?]. John taught school from 1915-1917 and also continued taking courses at Columbia University, Pennsylvania State College and the International Correspondence School. Through all this training he eventually earned certifications in Calligraphy and Drafting.

He served in the Army Air Corps from 1917-1919. His main task was to examine enemy aircraft captured from the Germans, After retuning from Europe, John taught high school in his home town. in 1920 he took over as principal at Bloomburg's Thrid Street School. He left teaching in 1928 to pursue a career in Real Estate and Insurance. He was an active member in his community and died on November 2, 1972.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John Hess Shuman Collection

Identifier: 2015-02-03
Abstract The collection contains the World War I diary of John Hess Shuman (1896-1972), who served as a member of the ground crew for the U.S. Army Air Service.

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