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Ceylon Samuel Kingston (1870-?)
Educator: Bay City High School principal and university professor.
Courtesy of "Links to the Past" website. (Oct. 2005)

Principal, Bay City High School. Added March, 2011.

Educators of Michigan, Biographical Sketches - 1894.



Principal of the High School, Bay City, was born Oct. 6, 1870, at Canton, N. Y., and is the son of James and Lucinda (Chambers) Kingston. Prof. Kingston received the degree of B. A. from St. Lawrence University in 1892, and of M. A. from the U. of M. in 1894; was instructor in mathematics at St. Lawrence University in '93-4. Prof. Kingston is a member of the B. O. T. fraternity; is especially interested in secondary and higher education, and is alive to every influence likely to shed light upon educational matters in general. A modest bearing and devotion to his work mark the every day life of Prof. Kingston.

  • Note: The High School referenced was Eastern, which was located on Madison Street where the YMCA is presently is. It became a junior high when Central HIgh School was open 1925.

    University Professor. Added March, 2011.

    Eastern Washington University (website)


    Taught History at Cheney State Normal School (currently Eastern Washington University) from 1901-1940. Mr. Kingston also served as acting president of Cheney State Normal School from March 1902 to May 1902 when the position was filled by Lewis B. Alger. Kingston Hall was named for C. S. Kingston in 1972.

    Additional Notes:

    • 1890 -93 Instructor in mathematics and history at St. Lawrence University. (Universalist Church Registers)
    • 1894 - St. Lawrence University. “Term expired: June 28, Ceylon Samuel Kingston, B.A.” (Documents State of New York)
    • 1900 - Census – Spokane city, Washington: Kingston, Ceylon - b. Oct. 1870, N.Y., lodger in household of Jane Ormston. School teacher. (FamilySearch.org)
    • 1904 - “Ceylon S. Kingston, A.M. '94 has removed from Spokane, Wash., to Cheney, Wash., where he has the chair of history in the State Normal School.” (The Michigan Alumnus)
    • 1919 Jun 19 – Manifest for New Amsterdam, Sailing from Breast, France: Ceylan S. Kingston, age 48, residence Canton, NY. (Ellis Island)
  • Related Notes & Pages

    Professor Kingson

    Eastern High School

    Related Pages:
    Eastern High School
    People Referenced
    Alger, Lewis B.
    Chambers, Lucinda (mother)
    Kingston, Ceylon S. (subject)
    Kingston, James (fahter)
    Ormston, Jane
    Subjects Referenced
    Bay City, MI
    Breast, France
    Canton, NY
    Cheney, WA
    Cheney St. Normal Sch.
    Eastern High School
    Eastern Wash. Univ.
    New Amsterdam
    Spokane, WA
    St. Laurence Univ.
    Univ. of Michigan
    WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.