Prof. S. A. Mynders, principal of the Lexington Academy, was born in Northfield, Minn., in 1861; son of A. and S. M. (Simmons) Mynders. The father was born in New York in 1827, and was a carriage manufacturer by trade. At the time of his marriage he was living in Troy, N. Y., where his wife was born in 1831. They moved to Minnesota in 1855; from there to Knoxville, Tenn., in 1866, where he died in 1882, and where his wife now resides. To their union, eight children were born, five of whom are still living, the fourth being our subject. He received a very thorough academic and collegiate education at the University of Tennessee, graduating in June, 1888, taking the degree of A. B. The same year he was elected professor of mathematics in the I. O. O. F. College, at Humboldt, Tenn. The following year he became president of that institution, remaining in the chair for three years. He has been Instructor in the State Normal Institutes of this State for the past three summers. In January, 1885, he was elected principal of the academy at Lexington, which position he now holds, giving universal satisfaction. He is recognized as one of the most able and proficient instructors, also one of the finest disciplinarians, in West Tennessee. He is a man of high moral character, having the esteem of patrons, pupils and faculty. He is a Democrat; a member of the I. O. O. F., K. of H., of Humboldt, and F. & A. M., Lexington, Tenn. In August, 1884, he married Miss Pobrecitta Richerson, who was born in Buenos Ayres. Argentine Republic, South America, in 1865, and is a daughter of Capt. Alfred and Bettie Richerson, of Humboldt, Tenn. Prof. and Mrs. Mynders have two interesting children — Clarence and Hamon. Both parents are members of the Cumberlaud Presbyterian Church.
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