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Andrew J. "Bud" Enos
(1884-1974)

 

Andrew Jacob "Bud" Enos was born on Dec. 29, 1884 near Normalville, Fayette County, PA, the son of Perry and Joanna (Minerd) Enos.

He was a longtime educator, served as Assistant Superintendent of Fayette County Schools, and held influential positions with the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) and National Education Association (NEA).

Bud received part of his higher education at the Normalville Normal Institute, which was in operation between 1901 and 1904. During that time he lived on the family farm with his parents.

He then attended California State Normal School, now California University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1909 with his cousin Edward Campbell Miner and also his second cousin, Roy Sheppard Minerd.

Bud taught in the following schools: Saltlick Township (1904-1905), Breakneck (1905-1906) and Normalville (1909-1915).  In the photo seen here, he stands with his students at the Normalville School.

In 1927, Bud served on the executive council of the PSEA and was president of its Graded School Department.  Also that year, Bud attended the PSEA convention in Lancaster, PA, was pictured in the December edition of the Pennsylvania School Journal, seen at right, and was a Pennsylvania state delegate to the NEA Convention. A copy of the entire School Journal is in the Minerd-Miner-Minor Archives.

He served as principal at Dawson (1920-1921) and New Salem (1925-1930, 1932), and taught mathematics at Brownsville Borough Junior High School in the 1940s.

 

Mill Street in snowy New Salem in the early 1900s

 

From 1930 to 1932, Bud served as Assistant Superintendent of Fayette County Schools.

In 1946 and 1747, he was secretary of the reunion association of the Normalville Normal Institute, held at Wildwood Park.  He penned an article about the "Inside Story of Normalville Normal Institute Reunion." He also headed the "necrology committee" which counted 14 members of their class who had died.  He wrote:

...the men, Republicans, Democrats, Socialists, radicals, conservatives, Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Catholics, attempted to solve all the problems of the day and each fellow had his own opinion as to how the problems of the Nation should be solved. But when the dinner gong sounded and they all got around the table, there was a decided change, and all agreed. They forgot their political and religious differences. Peace usually reigns where the food supply is sufficient.

Fun-loving and sociable, he and his cousin Ed Miner would join friends in hayrides to visit friends and enjoy "innocent amusements."  Later in life he liked to visit his cousin Agnes (Miner) Miller at Normalville.

After retirement, Budd lived at 422 Coolspring Street in Uniontown. He died at age 90 in September 1974, and is buried at Normalville Cemetery.

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