W. C. Roaten Sabine Parish, Louisiana

W. C. Roaten

W. C. Roaten, principal of the Many High School, was born in Wayne County, Kentucky, August 31, 1661, and was educated in the common schools of his native state and at the Southern Normal School; took special work in the Summer School of the South at Knoxville, Tennessee, and in the Louisiana State University summer schools. He has taught every year, except one, since he graduated in 1884, thirteen years as principal of Louisiana high schools, the last seven years at Many.

Prof. Roaten has always been a diligent student of educational subjects, trying to find the best for the people around him; an untiring worker and painstaking instructor. He is an optimist by nature, an outspoken exponent of what he thinks is right, and a mild but firm disciplinarian. Some of the results of his work are noted in the annals of the Many High School Prof. Roaten is a member of the Christian church.

He was married in 1890 to Mollie Reed of Mississippi, and they have one child, Stanley, born in 1904.

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Source: History of Sabine Parish, Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.


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