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Object of the Society 5 

General Society, List of Officers 6 

Founders of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution 7 
List of Officers, j\L\nagers, Delegates, Alternate Delegates, 

Standing Committees and Color Guard, 1920-1921 8-12 

Officers and Managers of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of 

THE Revolution from its Organization, 18S8-1921 13-15 

List of Members, June 9, 1921 17-27 

Proceedings of the Thirty-third Annual Meeting, and Report 

OF THE Board of Managers, April 4, 1921 29 

Form of Bequest 95 

Object of the Society 

'T being evident, from the steady decline of a proper 
celebration of the National Holidays of the United 
States of America, that popular concern in the 
events and men of the War of the Revolution is 
gradually declining, and that such lack of interest 
is attributable, not so much to the lapse of time and the rapidly 
increasing flood of immigration from foreign countries as to 
the neglect, on the part of descendants of Revolutionary heroes, 
to perform their duty in keeping before the public mind the 
memory of the services of their ancestors and of the times in 
which they lived; therefore, the Society of the Sons of the 
Revolution has been instituted to perpetuate the memory of the 
men, who, in the military, naval and civil service of the colonies 
and of the Continental Congress, by their acts or counsel, 
achieved the Independence of the country, and to further the 
proper celebration of the anniversaries of the birthday of Wash- 
ington, and of prominent events connected with the War of the 
Revolution; to collect and secure for preservation the rolls, 
records and other documents relating to that period; to inspire 
the members of the Society with the patriotic spirit of their fore- 
fathers, and to promote the feeling of friendship among them. 

General Society 

(Organized at Washington, D. C, April 19, 1890) 



General President 

James Mortimer Montgomery 

108 Water Street, New York City, N. Y. 

General Vice-President 
Charles Custis Harrison, LL.D. 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

General Second Vice-President 

Charles Irving Thayer 

Boston, Mass. 

General Secretary 

Prof. William Libbey 

Princeton, N. J. 

Assistant General Secretary 
W. Hall Harris, Jr. 
255 Title Building, Baltimore, Md. 

General Treasurer 
Ralph I sham 
1411 Ritchie Place, Chicago, 111. 

Assistant General Treasurer 

Gen. George Richards, U. S. M. C. 

1734 New York Avenue, Washington, D. C. 

General Registrar 

Hon. George E. Pomeroy 

510 Madison Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 

General Historians 

Orra Eugene Monnette 

Holdridge Ozro Collins 

619 Citizens National Bank Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. 

General Chaplain 

Rt. Rev. Daniel Sylvester Tuttle, D.D., LL.D., D.C.L. 

St. Louis, Mo. 


Pennsylvania Society 

Instituted April 3, 1888 
Incorporated September 29, 1890 


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Officers and Board of Managers 


Charles Custis Harrison, LL.D. 

Honorary President 

JosiAH Granville Leach 


Hon. Charlemagne Tower, LL.D. 

Rt. Rev. James Henry Darlington, D.D., LL.D. 

Hon. Norris Stanley Barratt, LL.D. 

Colonel Asher Miner, U. S. A. 

Edward Stalker Sayres 

Major Gouverneur Cadwalader 
224 S. 15th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 


Frank Battles 

Independence Square, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Harrold Edgar Gillingham 

Henry Heston Belknap 

Rev. George Woolsey Hodge, S.T.D. 

Stanley Griswold Flagg, Jr. 

Hon. John Morin Scott 

Joseph Fornance 

Major William Innes Forbes 

William Currie Wilson 

Brigadier-General Harry C. Trexler, LL.D. 

Lt. Col. Clarence Payne Franklin, M.D. 

Commander Clement Biddle, M.D., U. S. N. 

Powell Evans 



General Society 

Captain Thomas Cadwalader 

Colonel Edward Carpenter, U. S. A. 

Major Joseph Knox Fornance 

George Cuthbert Gillespie 

Harrold Edgar Gillingham 

Major Henry Reed Hatfield 

William I\La.cpherson Hornor 

Frank Willing Leach 

Rev. Henry AL\rtyn IMedary 

Colonel Howard Campbell Price 

Major Joseph Allison Steinmetz 

Captain Richard Vaux 
Captain Ogden Dungan Wilkinson 


Thomas Hand Ball 

Lieut. Norris Stanley Barratt, Jr. 

Paul H. Barnes, Jr. 

Captain Harry Waln Harrison 

Major Edward Hoopes 

Benjamin S. Mechling 

Major John Marston, 3d 

Major John Burton Mustin 

Major Louis Barcroft Runk 

Captain Frank E. Schermerhorn 

Horace Wells Sellers 

Lieut. Richard Fairfield Warren 

John Williams 

Standing Committees 

1Ex-@fl5ri0 Msmbn of all (HammitttsB 

Charles Custis Harrison, LL.D., President of the Society 

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Harrold E. Gillixgham, Chairman 
Edward Stalker Sayres 
William Innes Forbes 

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Edward Townsend Stotesbury, Chairman, 

Samuel Taylor Bodine 

Charles Louis Borie, Jr. 

Hon. John Cadwalader 

Captain Robert Kelso Cassatt 

Hon. Hampton Lawrence Carson, LL.D. 

Hon. John Marshall Gest 

Bayard Henry 

Samuel Frederic Houston 

Alba Boardman Johnson, LL.D. 

Hon. Jonathan Willis Martin 

John Hazlehurst Mason 

David Milne 

Randal Morgan 

Effingham Buckley Morris 

George Randolph Packard 

Samuel Davis Page 

guillermo colesbury purves 

Robert Foster Whitmer 

Horace Wells Sellers, Secretary of Committee 

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Hon. John Morin Scott, Chairman 

John Hampton Barnes 

Commander Clement Biddle, M.D. 

John William Brock 

Meirs Busch 

Charles Tyler Cowperthwait 

Russell Duane 

Theodore Minis Etting 

William Copeland Furber 

Captain William Goodrich 

Hon. Charles Francis Gummey 

Oliver Hopkinson, Jr., M.D. 


On Landmarks of the Revolution, Monuments and 
Memorials — Continued 

Sydney Pemberton Hutchinson 

Edward Hine Johnson 

Joseph Wharton Lippincott 

F. CoRLiES Morgan 

Hon. Frank Miller Riter 

Frederic Schoff 

Walter George Smith 

Edwin Jaquette Sellers 

Major Edward Wiener 

(§n Anttnal QlhurrI) ©rmlrp 

Stanley Griswold Flagg, Jr., Chairman 

The Rev. George Woolsey Hodge, S.T.D., Chaplain 

Thomas Willing B.vlch 

John Douglass Brown, Jr. 

Charles Howard Colket 

George Cuthbert Gillespie 

Col. Lindsay Coates Herkness 

William Macpherson Hornor 

Rev. Harry St. Clair Hathaway 

J. Granville Leach, Jr. 

Capt. Robeson Lea Perot 


Alfred Lewis Ward 

Major Clement Biddle Wood 

John Sparhawk Wurts 

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William Currie Wilson, Chairman 

John Morgan Ash, Jr. 

Oliver Hopkinson Baird 

Charles William Boger 

Richard McCall Cadwalader, Jr. 

Theophilus Parsons Chandler 

John Browning Clement 

John Welsh Croskey, M.D. 

George Knowles Crozer, Jr. 

William Foster Fotterall 

Paul Augustine Hendry 

James Palmer Henry 

Albert Kelsey 

Edmund Jennings Lee, M.D. 

Paul Goddard Littlefield 

Rev. Michael Reed Minnich 

Joseph Brooks Bloodgood Parker 

Earl Bill Putnam, Jr. 

George Steptoe Washington 


Color Guard 

Organized October 7, 1897 

Lt. Col. Clarence Payne Franklin, M.D., Captain 

Frank Earle Schermerhorn, Lieutenant 

Joseph Allison Steinmetz, Secretary and Treasurer 

Benjamin Adams 

Thomas Hand Ball 

Paul Henry Barnes, Jr. 

Lawrence Visscher Boyd 

James deWaele Cookman 

Frank G. Cooper, D.D.S. 

Samuel Babcock Crowell 

George Alexander Davison 

Thomas Monroe Dobbins 

William Copeland Furber 

William Partridge Gilpin 

Meredith Hanna 

Albert Hill 

Jennings Hood 

Edward Hoopes 

Walter Waring Hofkinson 

Henry Douglas Hughes 

Walter H. Johnson 

Carl Magee Kneass 

William Leverett 

Benjamin Schreiber Mechling 

Jacob Giles Morris 

John Burton Mustin 

Oliver Randolph Parry 

Ralph Currier Putnam 

Learoyd Silvester 

John Williams 


John Morgan Ash, Jr. 

Stanley Griswold Flagg, Jr. 

Clinton Franklin, D.D.S. 

Harrold Edg.\r Gillingham 


Officers and Managers 



April 3, 1888 

(El^atrman of tfa^ 'Bauxh of Mrnxn^trs 

Elected Retired 

1888 *James Edward Carpenter 1901 

1901 *Charles Henry Jones 1911 

1912 Hon. Norris Stanley Barratt, LL.D. 1921 

1921 Charles Custis Harrison, LL.D. 



1888 *William Wayne 1901 

1901 *Richard McCall Cadwal.\der 1918 

1919 Col. Joslah Granville Leach 1921 

1921 Charles Custis Harrison, LL.D. 

Honorary President for Life 
1921 Col. Josiah Granville Leach 

Vice-Presidents 1916 

1888 *Richard McCall Cadwalader 1894 

1907 *Hon. James Addams Beaver, LL.D, 1914 

1907 Major-General John Rutter Brooke, U. S. A. 1912 

1907 William Maclay Hall, Jr. 1909 

1907 Rev. Rogers Israel, D.D. 1910 

1907 *HoN. Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker, LL.D. 1916 

1909 *HoN. John Bayard McPherson, LL.D. 1912 

1912 Col. Josiah Granville Leach 1919 

1912 Hon. Charlemagne Tower, LL.D. 

1912 *Brigadier-General Louis Henry Carpenter, U. S. A. 1916 

1914 Right Reverend James Henry Darlington, D.D., LL.D. 

1916 Charles Custis Harrison, LL.D. 1921 

1916 Hon. Norris Stanley Barrett, LL.D. 

First Vice-Presidents 

1894 *Richard McCall Cadwalader 1901 

1901 *James Edward Carpenter 1901 

1901 *Hon. Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker, LL.D. 1907 

Second Vice-Presidents 

1894 *William Henry Egle, M.D. 1901 

1901 *James Edward Carpenter 1901 

1901 *HoN. Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker, LL.D. 1901 

1901 *Alexander Johnston Cassatt 1902 

1902 Major-General John Rutter Brooke, U. S. A. 1907 



Elected Secretaries Retired 

1888 George Horace Burgin, M.D. 1892 

1892 David Lewis 1892 

1892 Ethan Allen Weaver 1910 

1910 Harrold Edgar Gillingham 1911 

1911 George Cuthbert Gillespie 1919 
1919 Major Gouverneur Cadwalader 


1888 *RoBERT Porter Dechert 1892 

1892 *Samuel Emlen Meigs 1893 

1893 *Charles Henry Jones 1910 

1911 Harrold Edgar Gillingham 1919 

1919 Frank Battles 


1889 *John WooLF Jordan, LL.D. 1894 

1894 *Captain Henry Hobart Bellas, U. S. A. 1897 
1897 *Major Richard Strader Collum, U. S. M. C. 1899 
1899 *JOHN WooLF Jordan, LL.D. 1921 


1890 Colonel Josiah Granville Leach 1912 

1912 Hon. Norris Stanley Barratt, LL.D. 1916 
1916 Edward Stalker Sayres 1921 
1921 Henry Heston Belknap 

1890 The Reverend George VVoolsey Hodge, S.T.D. 

1888 *Oliver Christian Bosbyshell 1891 

1888 Herman Burgin, ]M.D. 1891 

1888 *James Edward Carpenter 1901 

1888 *John Woolf Jordan, LL.D. 1889 

1888 Josiah Granville Leach 1890 

1888 *Elon Dunbar Lockwood , 1891 

1888 Charles Marshall "^ 1891 

1888 *HoN. Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker, LL.D. 1901 

1888 *WiLLiAM Brooke-Rawle 1890 

1889 *William Henry Egle, M.D. 1894 

1890 *HoN. Clifford Stanley Sims, D.C.L. 1891 

1890 *Thomas McKean 1892 

1891 *Isaac Craig 1892 
1891 *Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden 1917 
1891 William Macpherson Hornor 1904 
1891 *Charles Henry Jones 1893 



Elected Retired 

1892 *WiLLiAM Spohn Baker 1897 

1892 *George Mecum Conarroe 1896 

1892 *James Mifflin 1895 

1893 *Thomas Hewson Bradford, M.D. 1912 

1894 *IsAAC Craig 1899 

1896 *JoHN WooLF Jordan, LL.D. 1899 

1897 Hon. Charlemagne Tower, LL.D. 1897 
1897 Francis von Albade Cabeen 1910 
1897 *Captain Henry Hobart Bellas, U. S. A. 1906 
1899 *Major Richard Strader Collum, U. S. M. C. 1900 
1899 *Dallas Cadwallader Irish 1899 

1899 Samuel Stanhope Smith Pinkerton 1900 

1900 *Hon. John Bayard McPherson, LL.D. 1912 

1900 *Park Painter 1901 

1901 Hon. William Potter 1910 
1901 *WiLLiAM Wayne 1901 
1901 *Sidney Byron Liggett 1908 
1901 *RicHARD DeCharms Barclay 1908 
1904 Stanley Griswold Flagg, Jr. 1921 
1906 Edward Stalker Sayres 1916 
1908 Hon. Norris Stanley Barratt, LL.D. 1912 

1908 *HoRACE Magee 1912 

1909 *James McCormack Lamberton 1915 

1910 *John Sergeant Gerhard 1911 

1911 Edward Townsend Stotesbury 1916 

1911 Hon. John Morin Scott 

1912 *Alexander Wilson Russell, Jr. 1914 
1912 Hon. William Sebring Kirkpatrick, LL.D. 1913 

1912 William Innes Forbes 

1913 Joseph Fornance 

1914 William Currie Wilson 

1915 John Armstrong Herman 1921 

1916 Charles Louis Borie, Jr. 1918 
1916 Henry Heston Belknap 1921 

1918 General Harry C. Trexler 

1918 Lt. Col. Clarence Payne Franklin, M.D. 

* Deceased. 




Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution 
June 9, 1921 

Acker, Abraham Lincoln 

Acker, Durbin Stephen 

Acker, James Durbin 

Acker, John Henry Radey 

Adams, Benjamin 

Adams, Joseph Weaver 

Adams, Richard Calmet, (L) 

von Albade, Francis Tete Anderson 

Althouse, John Wellington (L) 

Anderson, J. Aubrey (L) 

Armstrong, Harold Rodney, (Lieut) 

Arnold, Herbert Alonzo, M.D. 

Arnold, William Dorsey Irvin 

Ash, John Morgan, Jr. 

Ashby, Bernard 

Ashley, Herbert Henry 

Ashton, Taber 

Ashton, William Easterly, M.D.,L.L.D. 

Atherton, Dolph Bennett 

Atherton, Fred Bicknell 

Atherton, Thomas Henry 

Atlee, Benjamin Champneys 

Atwood, Roy Silas, (Capt.) 

Aull, James A., Jr. 

Ayres, Henry 

Ayres, Louis Harlow 


Bailey, Charles Weaver 

Baird, Edgar Wright, (Capt.) 

Baird, Oliver Hopkinson 

Baird, Thomas Evans, Jr., (L) 

Baker, George Fales, M.D., (L) 

Baker, Joseph Boyd, 3d 

Baker, William Boyd 

Balch, Edwin Swift,_ (L) 

Balch, Thomas Willing, (L) 

Ball, Thomas Hand, (L) 

Ballard, Warren Edgar 

Banks, George Washington 

Bankson, Lloyd, (Capt. Com. U.S.N.) 

Bannard, Charles Heath 

Barnes, John Hampton 
Barnes, Paul Henry, Jr. 
Barnsley, John Herman 
Barratt, Hon. Norris Stanley, LL.D., 

Barratt, Norris Stanlev, Jr., (Lieut.) 

Barratt, Thomas Levering, (L) 
Barringer, Daniel Moreau 
Bartlett, David Dana 
Barton, John Walter 
Bartow, Josiah Blackwell 
Basehore, Samuel Elmer 
Bashore, Harvey Brown, ALD. 
Battles, Frank, (L) 
Battles, Harry Herbert, (L) 
Battles, William Wait, (Major) (L) 
Battles, Winthrop Hilton, (Capt.) (L) 
Beale, Horace Alexander, Jr. 
Beale, Rupert Griscom, D.D.S. 
Beard, William K. 
Beatty, Robert Lorton Combs 
Beck, John Bush 
Beck, Thomas J. 
Behm, John William 
Beisel, Reuben Alvan, (L) 
Beitler, Hon. Abraham Merklee 
Beitler, Harold Borneman 
Belknap, Henry Heston 
Bell, Charles Edward 
Bell, Davis Bates 
Bell, Edmund Hayes 
Bell, William Hemphill, M.D., (Capt., 

Bell, William Thompson 
Bement, Clarence Sweet 
Bennett, Frederick Charles 
Bennett, Stephen Beers 
Benson, Edwin North, Jr. 
Bent, Stedman 
Biddle, Clement, M.D., (Commander, 

Biddle, Louis Alexander, (L) 



Biddle, Nicholas 

Bingaman, John Ralston 

Bishop, George Conarroe, (L) 

Bishop, Rev. Gilbert Livingston 

Black, John Loeser 

Blackwell, James Magee 

Blakslee, Charles Ashley- 
Blight, Elihu Spencer 

Bodine, Samuel Taylor 

Boger, Charles William, (L) 

Boger, Edwin Lucien 

Boger, John Albert, M.D., (L) 

BoUes, Edwin Courtlandt 

Bonnaffon, Sylvester 3d, (Lt.-Col., 
U. S. A.) 

Bonniwell, Hon. Eugene Cleophas, (L) 

Booth, Henry Driver 

Borie, Beauveau 

Borie, Charles Louis, Jr. 

Bournonville, Antoine 

Bowman, Robert Severs 

Boyd, David Knickerbacker 

Boyd, Lawrence Visscher 

Boyd, Robert Thomas 

Boyd, Rowland Carlisle 

Boyer, Charles Henry, D.D.S. 

Boyer, Herbert Morton 

Bradford, William, (Lieut.) (L) 

Bradway, Edward Tonkin 

Brazier, Henry Bartol 

Brenner, Henry White 

Brenner, John Christopher 

Brice, Charles Frederick, (Lieut.) 

Brice, Philip Howard 

Brinton, Howard Futhey 

Brock, John William 

Brodhead, Albert 

Brodhead, Robert Parker 

Brooke, Benjamin Hayes, (Lieut- 
Corn., U.S.N.) 

Brooke, John Rutter 

(Maj.-Gen., U. S. A., retired) 

Brooke, Mark, (Colonel, U. S. A.) 

Brown, Allison White 

Brown, Andrew Vinton 

Brown, Charles Thomas, (L) 

Brown, Everett Henry, (L) 

Brown, Frank Wigton 

Brown, Harold W. 

Brown, George Herbert 

Brown, Hugh Wilbur Brown 

Brown, John Douglass, Jr., (L) 

Browne, Rev. George Israel 

Bruner, Abraham 

Buckenham, John Edgar Burnett, 
M.D., (L) 

Buckman, John Wilson 

Bullock, Horace 

Bunting, Douglas 

Burgin, George Horace, M.D. 

Burroughs, Joseph Hov/ell 

Burton, George 

Busch, Henry Paul, (L) 

Busch, Meirs, (L) 

Bush, George Tome, (L) 

Cabeen, Francis von Albade, Jr. 
Cadwalader, Gouverneur, (Major) (L) 
Cadwalader, Hon. John 
Cadwalader, Lambert, (L) 
Cadwalader, Richard McCall, Jr., (L) 
Cadwalader, Thomas, (Capt.) 
Caldwell, Francis Gustavus 
Cameron, Brewster, Jr., (L) 
Campbell, Joseph Andrew, (L) 
Campbell, Malcolm Graeme 
Capp, Seth Bunker, (E) 
Carpenter, Edmund Nelson 
Carpenter, Edward, (Col. U. S. A.) 
Carpenter, Frank 

Carpenter, Herbert Bancroft, M.D. (L) 
Carpenter, Howard Childs, M.D., (L) 
Carson, Hon. Hampton Lawrence, 

Carstairs, Daniel Haddock 
Carstairs, John Haseltine 
Carver, Charles 

Cassatt, Robert Kelso, (Major) 
Castle, Joseph L. 
Castle, William Henry 
Castner, Samuel, Jr., (E) 
Chamberlin, Elmer Henry 
Chandler, George Allen, (L) 
Chandler, George Fritz 
Chandler, Theophilus Parsons 
Chaplin, William Craig 
Chapman, Francis 
Chapman, Samuel Spencer, (L) 
Chapman, Walter Hopkins, (Lieut.) (L) 
Chayne Horace Augustine 
Clapp, Algernon Roberts, (Lieut.) (L) 
Clark, Clarence Howard, 3d 
Clark, James Harrison 
Clarke, Jacob Orie, (L) 
Clay, Richard Edey, Jr., (L) 
Cleaver, Albert Newton 
Clement, Charles Francis, (Maj.-Gen.) 

Clement, Charles Maxwell, (General) 
Clement, John Browning 
Clement, John Kay, (Lieut.-Col.) 
Clement, Martin Withington 
Clement Samuel Mitchell, Jr. 


Clendenin, Calvin 

Closson, James Harwood, M.D. 

Codding, Arthur, (L) 

Codding, Elias Hale, (L) 

Codding, John Wesley 

Coit, Griffith 

Coles, John Woolston, (L) 

Colket, Charles Howard 

Colket, George Hamilton, (Capt.) 

Colket, Tristram Coffin 

Colton, Sabin VVoohvorth, Jr. 

Cohvell, Chauncey Perry, (L) 

Cook, Gustavus Wynne 

Cooke, Miller Horton 

Cooke, William Cary 

Cookman, James deWaele 

Cooper, Frank Gordon, D.D.S. 

Cooper, Horace 

Cooper, John West Rulon 

Corson, Alan 

Cowperthwait, Charles Tyler 

Coxe, Herman Wells 

Coyle, John Aloysius 

Craig, Neville B. 

Crane, Edward Andrew 

Croskey, John Welsh, xM.D. 

Crosman, James Heron, Jr. 

Crosman, Louis Hall 

Crothers, Stevenson 

Crowell, Samuel Babcock 

Crozer, George Knowles, Jr. 

Cuthbert, Allen Brooks 

Cuyler, Thomas DeWitt 


Darling, Thomas 

Darlington, Rt. Rev. James Henry, 

D.D., LL.D. 
Darnall, William Edgar, M.D. 
Darrach, James, M.D. 
Davenport, Frank Belin 
Davidson, James Philemon 
Davis, Charles Gibbons 
Davis, William Walley, Jr. 
Davison, Benjamin Franklin 
Davison, George Alexander 
Davison, Joseph Kirby 
DeArmond, James Keyser 
deBenneville, James Seguin 
Dechert, Robert, (Capt.) (L) 
Demming, Benjamin Whitman 
Detwiller, Albert Knecht, M.D., 

(Lieut.-Col. M. R. C.) 
Detwiller, Frederick Knecht 
Detwiller, John Knecht 
Dewhurst, Richard Miles 
Dick, Murray Luther, (L) 

Dickenshied, Eugene Henry, M.D. 
Dickinson, Daniel Stevens 
Diffenderffer, Frank Ried 
Diffenderffer, Harold Frank 
Dilks, Walter Howard 
Disston, William Dunlop 
Dobbins, Thomas Munroe 
Dolson, William Strong 
Donaldson, Francis, (L) 
Donaldson, Francis Adams 
Dorflinger, Dwight Christian 
Dorrance, Benjamin Ford 
Doughterty, Charles Bowman, (Gen.) 
Duane, Russell 
Duffield, Thomas Tillinghast 
Dull, Casper 
Dull, Daniel Matthieu 
Dunlap, Charles Edward 
Dyer, William Ashmead 


Earle, George Howard, (E) 

Earp, John Kirkpatrick 

Eastman, Nedom Angier, (dpt. 

U. S. M. C.) 
Eckard, Baynard Gilston 
Eckard, Rev. James Mcintosh Long 

St ret h 
Eckard, Rev. Lrighton Wilson, D.D. 
Ehrenfeld, Charles Hatch 
Einwechter, Norman Carey 
Ellison, Henry Howard 
Ellison, William Rodman 
Elmer, Walter Gray, M.D. 
Elwyn, Rev. Alfred Langdon 
Emerson, Frederick Bradford 
Engart, John Simpson 
Ermetrout, Fitz-Daniel 
Etting, Theodore Minis 
Evans, Frank Brooke, Jr., (L) 
Evans, Frysinger 
Evans, Herbert Spencer 
Evans, Montgomery 
Evans, Powell 
Evans, Shepley Wilson 
Everett, Henry Lawrence, Jr. 
Ewing, James Hunter 

Fackenthal, Benjamin Franklin, Jr. (L) 

Fairbanks, Ernest Hayward 

Farrell, Austin 

Felton, Edgar Conway 

Findlev, John Thomas 

Fitch, Edwin Oberlin, Jr., (Lt. U. S. N., 

Flagg, Stanley Griswold, Jr 

Fletcher, Edward Cunningham Bergner 

Fletcher, Gustavus Bergner 

Forbes, William Innes, (Major) 

Fornance, Joseph, (L) 

Fornance, Joseph Knox, (Major) (L) 

Foster, Rufus James 

Fotterall, William Foster 

Fox, Cyrus Garfield 

Fox, Henry Korn 

Fox, Paul Eugene 

Franklin, Clarence Payne, M.D. 

(Lieut. -Col.) 
Franklin, Clinton, D.D.S., (L) 
Franklin, Malcolm 
Frazier, Charles Harrison, M.D. 
Fretz, Augustus Henry 
Fretz, John Edgar, M.D. 
Frick, William Russell 
Fryer, George Gross 
Fulmer, Philip Fine, Jr. 
Furber, William Copeland 

Garrett, Erwin Clarkson, (L) 

Gates, Rev. Edmund Jayne 

Geary, Charles Fletcher 

Gelder, Charles Cyrus 

Gerhard, Albert Pepper 

Gest, Alexander Purves 

Gest, Hon. John Marshall 

Gest, Sydney Grier 

Gherst, Emmett 

Gibbons, Lewis William 

Gibbs, George 

Gillespie, George Cuthbert 

Gillingham, Harrold Edgar, (L) 

Gilmer, William Wirt, (Capt. U. S. N.) 

Gilpin, Charles Monteith 
Gilpin, William Partridge 
Gleason, John Shriver, (Lieut.) 
Glentworth, Theodore, 3d 
Goddard, Ernest Claude, (Major) 
Good, George McClellan Houtz, (L) 
Goodrich, William, (Captain) 
Gordon, James Gay, Jr. 
Gowen, Morris Wickersham, (E) 
Graff, Charles Frederic 
Graham, Charles Meroyn, (L) 
Gray, Norman Darlington 
Grayson, Charles Prevost, M.D., 

Grayson, Clifford Prevost 
Green, Edgar Moore, M.D. 
Gregg, David McMurtie, Jr. 
Griffith, James Buchanan 
Griffith, Robert Eglesfield 

Griscom, Rodman Ellison 
Gross, Edward Ziegler 
Gumbes, Francis Macomb 
Gummey, Hon. Chas. Francis, Jr. 


Hagenbach, Allen Wesley 

Haines, Stanley Kirk, (L) 

Haldeman, Donald Cameron, (L) 

Haldeman, Richard Cameron 

Hale, George, M.D., (L) 

Haley, Edwin James 

Hall, Reynold Thomas, (Rear-Admiral, 

U. S. N.) 
Hall, Walter Ferdinand 
Hall, Wm. Maclay, Jr. 
Hamersley, Edmund Graff 
Hamill, Dr. Samuel McClintock 
Hamilton, Chas. Ross 
Hand, Clarence Foster 
Handy, Charles 
Hanna, Meredith 

Harmar, William Wurts, (Lieut.) (L) 
Harper, Henry Van Fossen 
Harris, Wharton E. 
Harrison, Charles Custis, LL.D. (L) 
Harrison, Charles Custis, Jr. , (L) 
Harrison, George Lieb, Jr., (L) 
Harrison, Harry Wain, (Lieut.) 
Hart, Gustavus Noel 
Harvey, Ives Lucas 
Harvey, Richard Wistar, (L) 
Hatfield, Henry Reed, (Major) (L) 
Hathaway, Rev. Harry St. Clair, (L) 
Heaton, Robert Douglas 
Heckman, John Claude, (L) 
Heilman, Adam George, M.D. 
Heitshu, Samuel Parke 
Heitshu, William Augustus 
Helick, Chauncey Graham 
Helme, William Edward, (L) 
Henderson, Hon. George, (L) 
Hendry, Paul Augustine 
Henry, James Palmer 
Henwood, Walter Lincoln, (Lieut. -Col.) 
Heraty, Edward Morris 
Herkness, Alfred Morris, (Lieut.) 
Herkness, Gilbert 
Herkness, John Smylie, (L) 
Herkness, Lindsay Coates, (Colonel) 
Herkness, Malcom, (Lieut.) 
Herkness, Wayne, (Capt.) 
Herman, John Armstrong 
Herring, Charles Mallet Prevost, (L) 
Hess, Chas. Tobias 
Heston, Herbert, Jr., (L) 
Hewson, Addinell, M.D. 


Heyl, Charles Heath, (Colonel U. S. A.) 

Heyl, George Anthony 

Heyl, Jacob Esher 

Heyl, John Bernard, (L) 

Heyl, Robert Chapman, Jr., (Lieut.) 

Hibshman, John Harry 
Hickman, Clarence Barratt 
Hill, Albert 
Hill, Walter Liddell 
Hitch, David Marshall, D.D.S., (L) 
Hodge, Rev. George Woolsey, S.T.D. 
Hodge, Hugh Bayard 
HoflFer, Allen David 
Hoffman, Benjamin Rose, (L) 
Hoffman, John Rittenhouse 
Hohmann, Christian Henr>' 
Hohmann, Samuel Brown 
Holland, Rupert Sargent 
Hollar, William Henry, Jr. 
Holloway, James Donald, (L) 
Holloway, Jerome Knight, (L) 
Holmes, Robert John 
Holmes, William Henry Egle, (Capt.) 
Hood, Jennings 
Hoopes, Edward, (Capt.) (L) 
Hopkinson, Oliver, Jr., M.D. 
Hopkinson, Walter Waring 
Home, Smith Hamill, M.D., (Capt.) 
Horner, Wm. Macpherson 
Horstmann, Walter 
Houston, Samuel Frederic 
Houstoti, William Churchill, Jr. 
Howard-Smith, Logan 
Howe, Frank Perley 
Howe, Rev. Paul Sturtevant, Ph.D. 
Howell, Benjamin Paschall 
Howes, Edward Everett 
Hubbell, Frederick Brooks, (L) 
Hubbell, Stewart Brooks, (Lieut.) (L) 
Hudson, Clarence Walker 
Hughes, Henry Douglas, (Col.) 
Hughes, William Frank 
Huidekoper, Thomas Wallis, (Major) 
Hulick, Charles Edwin 
Hulick, William Henry 
Hunt, Charles Parrish 
Hurlburt, Clarke Stanley, (L) 
Hutchinson, George Cass 
Hutchinson, Sydney Emlen 
Hutchinson, Sydney Pemberton 

Illig, Edward Smith 
Imbrie, Addison IMurray, (L) 
Irvin, Hugh McNeil 
Irwin, John Holmes, (L) 

Jackson, Stuart Wells, (L) 

Jackson, Theodore Cunningham 

Jackson, William Carleton, (L) 

James, William Alden 

Janney, Joseph Allison 

Janvier, Dr. George Victor 

Jarrett, Brooke Lessig, (Lieut.) 

Jeffries, William Keigley 

Jenkins, Hon. Owen Blair 

Jessup, Joseph 

Johnson, Alba Boardman, LL.D., (L) 

Johnson, Edward Hine 

Johnson, James Curtis 

Johnson, Walter Howard, (L) 

Jones, Llewellyn West 

Jones, Llewellyn West, Jr. 

Jones, Richmond Legh 

Jones, William Foster 

Jones, Rev. William Northey 

Jordan, Isaac Canfield 

Judson, Oliver Boyce 


Karnes, William Smith, (L) 

Kaylor, Adrain Roy 

Keasbey, Henry Griffith 

Keator, William Chauncey 

Keeler, Walter Bradley 

Keen, Gregory Bernard, LL.D. 

Keen, Harold Perot 

Keim, George deBenneville, (L) 

Kell, James Alexander 

Kelly, Henry Kuhl 

Kelsey, Albert 

Kelsey, Albert Warren, (L) 

Kemmerer, Albert Howard 

Kendrick, Murdoch, (L) 

Kennard, Joseph Spencer, Jr., LL.D., 

D.C.L., Litt. D. (E) 
Kennedy, John McCalla, Jr. 
Kennedy, William DeWitt 
Kent, Everett Leonard 
Kent, Henry Thomas, Jr., (Capt.) 
Kent, Samuel Leonard 
Kent, Stephen Krider, (L) 
Kern, Edward Thomas, (L) 
Keyser, Andrew David 
King, William Ritterson 
Kinney, Charles Clinton 
Kinsey, John Ingham 
Kinsey, William Philip 
Kinter, Robert Edwin 
Kipp, Burton Elwood, (L) 
Kirk, William Thompson, Jr. 
Kirkpatrick, Hon. William Sebrmg, 



Kisner, Allan Oscar, M.D. 

Kite, William Stanley, (L) 

Klapp, Edward Meinel Klemm, (L) 

Klapp, Wilbur Paddock, M.D., (L) 

Kline, Leon Albert 

Kneass, Carl Magee 

Kneass, Strickland Landis 

Knight, Bernard Hoff 

Knight, Frederick Henry 

Knight, Frederick Henry, Jr. 

Knight, Harry Schoch 

Knowles, Hon. William Gray, (L) 

Knowlton, Charles Sumner 

Kramer, Frederick Leighton 

Krom, James Humphries 

Krusen, Wilmer, M.D., (L) 

Kuhns, Prof. Levi Oscar, L.H.D. 

Kulp, Harry Eugene, (L) 

Kuser, Winfield Scott Alirkil 

Laird, Herbert Russell 

Lamb, Linwood Hauck, (L) 

Landel, Coates England, (L) 

Landell, Edwin Augustus, Jr., (L) 

Landis, John Fulton Reynolds, (Colo- 
nel, U. S. A., retired) 

Landreth, Burnet, Jr. 

Landreth, Symington Phillips 

Landreth, William Linton 

Lane, Thomas Wakeman 

Laning, John, (L) 

Lansdale, William Moylan 

Lansing, James Albert 

Larrabee, Don Marshall 

Lathbury, Benjamin Brentnall, (Col.) 

Latta, James 

Latta, John Sanderson 

Latta, Thomas Love 

Lay, Elisha Kent 

Leach, Frank Willing 

Leach, Josiah Granville, (Col.) 

Leach, Joseph Granville, (L) 

Leach, Meredith Biddle, (L) 

Leach, Wilmon Whilldin, M.D. 

Lee, Edmund Jennings, M.D. 

Leet, William Charles 

Leidy, Joseph, Jr., M.D., (Alajor) 

Leid^^ Thomas Kemmerer 

Lennig, Frederick, 6th, (L) 

Lennig, Gurdon Saltonstall 

Lennig, John Lion Gardiner 

Lessig, Joshua Brooke, (L) 

Lessig, Louis Clayton, (L) 

Lessig, Othniel Bleim 

Le Van, George Francis, M.D., (L) 

Leverett, William 

Lewars, George Henry 

Lewars, Thomas Belfield, (Capt.) (L) 

Lewis, Albert Nelson, (L) 

Lewis, Clifford, Jr. 

Lewis, David, (Lt.-Col., N. G. P. 

Lewis, Ellis, (L) 
Lewis, Ellis Smyser 
Liggett, Dudley Stevenson 
Liggett, Sidney Sharp 
Lindemuth, Elmer Ellsworth 
Lindemuth, Lewis Byron 
Linderman, Henry Richard 
Lippincott, Joseph Wharton, (L) 
Lippincott, Walter 
Little, Frederick Bryton, M.D., (L) 
Little, Henry Ashton 
Littlefield, Henry Warren 
Littlefield, Paul Goddard 
Lloyd, John Eshleman, (L) 
Lloyd, William Henry 
Lloyd, William McClure, Jr., (L) 
Loder, Paul 

Longcope, Thomas Moore 
Loughead, Isaac Marselis, (L) 
Lower, Rev. William Barnes, D.D. 
Loxley, Charles Evans, (L) 
Lutz, Rev. William Filler 


McCarter, Alvin Parker 

McClary, William Jones, (L) 

McCloud, Charles Malcolm 

McCord, John Davidson, Jr. 

McCormick, William Carl 

McCoy, Frank Ross, (Brig.-Gen., U. 

S. A.) 
McElroy, Clayton 
Mcllvain, EdwardlMorton 
Mcllvain, William 
Mcllvaine, Donald, (L) 
Mcllvaine, Frank 
Mcllvaine, Herbert Robinson 
Mcllvaine, John Gilbert 
Mcllvaine, Wharton Stockton 
Mclntire, Alexander Reed 
McKean, Frederick George, Jr. 
McKean, Henry Pratt, Jr. 
McKean, Thomas, (L) 
McKee, Thomas McKee, (L) 
McKibbin, Chambers 
McKnight, John William Richards 
McShea, Walter Ross, (L) 



Macfarlane, James 

Madeira, Louis Childs 

Madeira, Percy Childs 

Marcy, Alexander, Jr., M.D. 

Markland, Matthew Beckwith 

Marsh, John Greth 

Marshall, Charles 

Marshall, Charles, Jr. 

Marshall, Samuel, (L) 

Marston, John 3d, (.Major U. S. M. C.) 

Martin, Edward, M.D. 

Martin, Hon. Jonathan Willis 

Martin, Stanley Miller 

Massey, Frank Hogan 

Massey, Maurice Richardson 

Matthews, Walter Littell 

Maxwell, Charles Jones 

Maxwell, Henry Dusenberg 

Maxwell, John Gordon 

May, Benjamin Mackall 

Mayhew, Wallace Nelson, (L) 

Mechling, Benjamin Schreiber, (L) 

Mechling, Edward Anthony 

Medary, Rev. Henry Martyn 

Medary, Milton Bennett, Jr. 

Meigs, William Montgomery, (L) 

Melvin, Frank Worthington, (Lieut.) 

Mengel, Levi Walter 
Mercur, Edward Guernsey 
Mercur, James W'atts 
Mercur, Rodney Augustus 
Mercur, Ulysses 
Metzger, Carl Buell, (L) 
Mifflin, George Brown 
Miller, Daniel Yeakel 
Miller, Elmer Clarence 
Miller, Elihu Spencer 
Miller, George Miller 
Miller, Hon. John Faber 
Miller, William George, M.D., (L) 
Milliken, John Foster 
Mills, Paul Denckla, (Capt.) 
Milne, Caleb Jones, Jr. 
Milne, Caleb Jones 3d, (Major) (L) 
Milne, David, (L) 
Milne, Francis Forbes, Jr., (L) 
Milne, Norman Forbes, (L) 
Milne, Sidney Wentworth 
Miner, Asher, (Colonel) (L) 
Minnich, Rev. Michael Reed 
Mirkil, Hazelton, Jr., (Ensign) (L) 
Mirkil, William Irwin 
Mitchell, Robert 
Moffly, Robert 
Monroe, Josiah 

Montgomery, Archibald Roger 
Montgomery, Harry Thackara 
Moore, Rev. Franklin Smedley, (L) 
Morgan, F. Corlies 
Morgan, Marshall Shapleigh 
Morgan, Randal 
Morris, Effingham Buckley, (L) 
Morris, Effingham Buckley, Jr., (L) 
Morris, Frederick Wistar, Jr. 
Morris, Jacob Giles 
Morrison, John Leland 
Mossman, Beriah Edwin, M.D. 
Mossman, Robert Gillis, M.D., (Lieut. 

M. C.) 
Muhlenberg, Frank Peter 
Mulford, Spencer Kennard 
Mustin, Henry Croskey, (Commander 

U. S. N.) 
Mustin, John Burton, (Major, F. A.) 
Myers, David Jay, Jr. 
Myers, William Heyward 

Nassau, Charles Francis, ■VLD., 

Nassau, Rev. Robert Hamill, M.D., 

Nead, Benjamin Matthais 
Nead, Daniel Wunderlich, M.D. 
Neff, Jonathan Cillev 
Neff, Joseph Seal, M.D. 
Neilson, Lewis 
Neilson, William Delaware 
Nesbit, Edwin Lightner, M.D. 
Nevin, Charles Wordsworth, (L) 
Nevin, David Tenney 
Nevin, Edwin Channing 
Nevin, Ogden, (L) 
Nevin, Perot, (L) 
Newell, Edward Harvey 
Newell, Louis Henry Field 
Newton, Frederick EUinger 
Nichols, Carroll Brewster 
Nichols, Eugene M., (L) 
Nichols, Henry Sargent Prentiss 
Nicholls, Joseph Klapp, (Major) 
Norris, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney 
North, George Belford 
North, George Humphries, (Col.) (L) 
North, Herbert Allibone 
Nugent, Harold Arthur 


O'Connor, Jacob Miller Haldeman 
Osborne, Charles 
Osbourn, Thomas Rehrer, (L) 
Ovenshine, Samuel, (General, U. S. A., 


Packard, Charles Stuart Wood 

Packard, George Randolph, (L) 

Packard, John Hooker, 3d 

Page, Louis Rodman 

Page, Samuel Davis 

Paine, Hendrick Elsworth 

Pancoast, Warren Lincoln 

Parker, Alvin Mercer 

Parker, Charles 

Parker, Ellis Branson, (L) 

Parker, Joseph Brooks Bloodgooa, 

Parry, Oliver Randolph, (Capt.) 
Parry, Richard Randolph, (E) 
Patterson, Christopher Stuart 
Patterson, Elliott Remington 
Patterson, Howard Ashman, (Serg.) 
Patterson, Joseph Emmett, (L) 
Patton, James Lee 
Patton, William Augustus 
Paul, Lawrence Taylor 
Paxton, Rev. John R., D.D. 
Peale, Joseph Megary 
Pearson, Davis, 3d 
Peet, Edward Butler 
Peet, Walter Field 
Peirce, Caleb Clarence, (Lieut.) 
Penniman, James Hosmer, (L) 
Penniman, Josiah Harmar, (L) 
Pennypacker, Bevan Aubrey 
Pennypacker, James Lane 
Pepper, Edward, M.D., (Lieut.-Col.) 

Pepper, George Wharton, LL.D. 
Pepper, William, M.D., (Col.) 
Pequinot, Francis C, (L) 
Pequinot, Joseph V. 
Perkins, Edwin Stanley, (L) 
Perkins, Joseph Le Conte 
Perot, Effingham 
Perot, Elliston 
Perot, Robeson Lea, (Capt.) 
Perot, Thomas Morris, Jr., (L) 
Perrin, Howard Winters 
Persell, Harry Alexander 
Pershing, Edgar Jamison 
Peters, Richard, Jr. 
Petty, Orlando H., M.D., (Lieut.) (L) 
Phelps, William George 
Phelps, Ziba Bennett 
Plowman, Claude Montgomery, (L) 
Pollock, Walter Burr 
Pollock, William Curtis, Jr. 
Poole, William Evelyn Magee, (L) 
Porcher, Samuel 
Porter, George De Lhorbe 

Porter, Hon. William Wagener 

Posey, William Campbell, M.D. 

Postlethwaite, Clarence Elmer, (L) 

Potter, Charles Adams, Jr., (Lieut.) 

Potter, Ernest Felix 

Potter, Richard Nelson 

Potter, Hon. William 

Potter, Wilson 

Potts, George Elwood, (L) 

Potts, Horace Miles 

Potts, Horace Turley 

Powers, Thomas Harris, (L) 

Price, Eli Kirk 

Price, Howard Campbell, (Colonel, 

U. S. A.) 
Price, Samuel Aldrich, (Major, U. S. A.) 
Price, William Gray, Jr., (Brig.-Gen.) 
Prichett, Frederic Wilson, (Major) 
Purves, Guillermo Colesberry 
Putnam, Earl Bill 
Putnam, Earl Bill, Jr. 
Putnam, Ralph Currier 
Pyle, Walter Lytle, M.D. 

Quay, Andrew Gregg Curtin, (Major) 
Quintard, Romeyn Berry, (Lieut.) (L) 


Raiguel, Henry Reichart, Jr. 

Ramsdell, Gardiner Cassius 

Rankin, John Hall 

Ransom, William Emery 

Rawle, Francis, Jr. 

Ray, Chester Paul, Jr., (Lieut.) 

Ray, Lee Miller, (Seg.-Major) 

Raymond, Henry Warren 

Rea, Charles S. 

Rea, Samuel, D. Sc. 

Read, Washington Dunlap 

Read, William Bond, Jr. 

Reading, Philip Grandin, (L) 

Reed, James Monroe, Jr. 

Reed, Willoughby Henry, IVLD., (L) 

Reets, Edgar Randolph 

Regar, Howard Kafroth, (L) 

Reid, Marshall Earl, (Lieut.) 

Reifsnyder, Howard, Jr. 

Reifsnyder, Howard 

Reifsnyder, Henry Gillam 

Reily, George Wolf, (L) 

Rex, John, (L) 

Reynolds, Wilbur Fay 

Reynolds, William Frederick 

Richards, Henry Melchior Muhlenberg 

Richards, Joseph Ernest, (L) 

Richards, Joseph Thomas 


Richardson, Kon. Harry Alden 

Ricketts, William Reynolds 

Riera, John Hart man, M.D. 

Riter, Charles Jones 

Riter, Hon. Frank Miller 

Riter, Michael Miller, (Lieut.) 

Riter, Michael Miller, Jr. 

Riter, William Gustavus 

Ritter, John Abraham 

Robb, Thomas, Jr. 

Roberts, Charles Rhoads 

Roberts, Elihu Read 

Roberts, George Theodore 

Roberts, Sidney Lewis, (Lieut.) 

Roberts, Thomas Williams, (L) 

Robertson, Bryan 

Robinson, Anthony Wayne, (L) 

Robinson, Charles Norris 

Rodgers, John Gilmour 

Rose, Rev. James Gray, D.D. 

Rosenfield, William Maxwell, (L) 

Ross, George Gorgas, I\LD., (Lt.-Com.) 

Roth, Grant Christopher 

Rowen, John Howard, (Com. L". S. N.) 

Rowland, Benjamin 

Rudd, Alexander Holley 

Rudolph, Jay Besson, ALD. 

Rue, Levi Lingo 

Runk, Harry Ten Broeck 

Runk, Louis Barcroft, (Major) 

Rupp, Michael Riter 

Russell, Hubert Hughes 

Ruth, John Lowry 

Sadtler, Samuel Philip, Ph.D. 
Sahm, William Kopp Tritle, IvLD. 
Sanderson, George 
Sanderson, James Gardner 
Saunders, William Lawrence, 2d, 

Sawtelle, Edmund Munroe 
Sayen, George 

Sayres, Edward Stalker, (Capt.) 
Scaife, Oliver Perry, Jr. 
Scaife, Walter Bell 
Schellinger, Joseph, (L) 
Schermerhorn, Clarence Eaton 
Schermerhorn, Frank Earle 
Schindel, Rev. Jeremiah Jacob 
Schnure, William Marion 
Schoch, Amon Zeller 
Schoff, Frederic, (L) 
Schooley, Harry Barnum 
Schwartz, Walter Marshall, (Lieut. - 

Scott, Alexander Harvey, (L) 

Scott, Henri Guest Thomas 

Scott, John Caile 

Scott, Hon. John Morin, (L) 

Scott, Rev. William Reese, (Major 

U. S. A.) 
Searle, Hon. Alonzo Thurston 
Selden, Edwin van Dusen 
Sellers, Coleman, Jr. 
Sellers, Edwin Jaquett 
Sellers, Horace Wells 
Sells, John Davis 
Semple, Edward Clarke 
Shannon, Charles Emery Gould, M.D., 

Sharpe, Richard, Jr. 
Sharpless, John Robins 
Sharpless, William Price 
Sheahan, William Henry 
Shelly, Isaac High, M.D. 
Shelly, James Acuff, (Lieut.) 
Shepherd, George Elwood, (Capt.) 
Shepherd, Harry Clayton 
Shepherd, William Carver 
Sheppard, Franklin Lawrence 
Sheppard, Howard Reynolds 
Sherman, Charles Lester, Jr. 
Shewell, George Dunbar 
Shick, Robert Porter, (L) 
Shimer, Porter William, Ph.D. 
Shindel, Jay Martin, (Lieut. -Col.) 
Shoemaker, Archie Carver, D.D.S. 
Shope, Edward Pierce Lentz, M.D. 
Shope, Samuel Zimmerman, M.D. 
Shriver, George Howard 
Shull, Charles Jacob, (Ensign) (L) 
Shull, David Franklin 
Shute, Henry Damon 
Siegrist, Henry Warren 
Silvester, Rev. Clarence Clark 
Silvester, Learoyd 
Simons, George Stuart 
Sinex, John Henry, (L) 
Sinnickson, Charles Perry 
Skilton, Rev. John Davis 
Skinner, Robert Wilkinson, Jr. 
Slifer, Paul Bringhurst 
Slingluf, William Herman, (L) 
Slocum, Stephen Elmer 
Small, Philip Albright, (L) 
Small, Samuel, (L) 
Small, Samuel, Jr., (L) 
Smiley, Samuel Ewing, (Col. U. S. A. 

Smith, Allan Breed, (L) 
Smith, Archie De Witt 
Smith, Alexis DuPont, M.D., (Capt.) 
Smith, Charles William 


Smith, Douglass Lee 

Smith, Frederick S. S. 

Smith, James Somers, Jr. 

Smith, Joseph Carnes 

Smith, Phihp Henry Waddell 

Smith, Samuel Bryan, M.D. 

Smith, Thomas Kilby 

Smith, Walter George 

Smith, William Butler Duncan 

Smith, William Rudolph 

Smith, Winthrop 

Smitheman, George Blakely, (L) 

Smyth, Calvin Mason 

Smyth, Calvin Mason, Jr., M.D. 

Smyth, Francis Alison 

Smyth, Isaac Scott, Jr. 

Snare, Jacob, (L) 

Snowden, George Randolph, (Gen.) 

Snyder, Frederic Antes, (Col.) 

Snyder, George Duncan, (Major) 

Snyder, John Andrew 

Snyder, John Milton 

Solis-Cohen, David Hays 

Sparks, John Wesley, (L) 

Sperry, Henry Muhlenberg 

Spring, Edward Colton 

Stager, Daniel Henry 

Stager, Oscar Tyson 

Stager, Oscar W. 

Stahler, Horace Crawford, (Lieut.) (L) 

Stalford, Martin Reginald 

Starr, Isaac 

Stavers, William Appleton 

Stearns, Irving Ariel 

Steinmetz, Joseph Allison, (Major) (L) 

Stevens, John Bergen 

Stevens, William Chase 

Stevenson, Markley, (Ensign) 

Stewart, Alexander, M.D., (L) 

Stewart, Hon. George Hamill, Jr., (L) 

Stewart, James Rowe 

Stewart, Lewis Frazier 

Stine, Henry Moore, M.D., (Capt.) 

Stockham, Edward Villeroy, (Major) 

von Stockhausen, Thomas George, 

Stockton, Edward Alexander 
Stockton, Edward Alexander, Jr., 

(Major, C. A.V. S. A.) 
Stockton, Max Riebenack, (Major, 

C. A. U. S. A.) 
Stockton, Newberry Allen, Jr. 
Stoever, William Caspar 
Stone, Frank Sturdevant 
Story, Frederick Grosvenor 
Stotesbury, Edward Townsend 
Stovell, Charles Lewis 

Stovell, Frederick Davant, (Lieut.) 
Stovell, Morris Lewis 
Strassburger, Perry Beaver, (L) 
Strassburger, Ralph Beaver, (L) 
Streeter, Wilson A. 
Strubing, John Kelley, (L) 
Strubing, John Kelly, Jr. 
Stuart, John Bruce, (Capt.) (L) 
Stuart, Walter, (L)_ 
Stuart, Walter Searight, (L) 
Stull, Adam Arbuckle 
Summers, William Gamble, (L) 
Sutherland, Walter Coray 
Sutter, William Henry 
Swingle, William S. 
Swope, Frederick Emanuel, Jr., (L) 


Tasker, Stephen Paschall Morris, 

(Lt. Com.) (L) 
Thomas, Charles Holmes 
Thomas, James Frederick 
Thomas, Joseph Baylis 
Thomas, Rt. Rev. Nathaniel Seymour 
Thomas, Robert Carr, (L) 
Thompson, Herbert Addison 
Thompson, Paul 
Thorington, James, M.D., (L) 
Thorinton, James Monroe, (L) 
Thorington, Richard Wainwright, (L) 
Tingley, Charles Love Scott 
Tower, Hon. Charlemagne, LL.D. 
Townsend, Frank Evans 
Trexler, Hon. Frank Mattern 
Trexler, Harry C, (Col.) 
Trowbridge, Rev. Charles Reuben 
Trowbridge, James Lilly 
Tryon, Charles Zimmerling 
Tubbs, W^arren (L) 
Tuller, John J., M.D. 
Turner, Daniel Norman, (Lieut.) (L) 
Turner, James Lisle 
Turner, William, (L) 
Tustin, Hon. Ernest Leigh 
Tutwiler, William Wirt Henry 
Twitchell, Arthur Clements 
Tyler, Sidney Frederick 

Urquhart, George Gordon 
Urquhart, Radcliffe Morris, (Lieut.) 

Urquhart, William Klemm Beecher, 
(Lieut.) (L) 

Van Baun, William Weed, M.D. 
Van Dyke, Theodore Anthony, Jr., (L) 


Van Leer, William Mintzer 
Vaux, Richard, (Capt.) (L) 
Vedder, Edward Bright, (Lt.-Col., 

M. C, U. S. A.) 
Vinton, Charles Harrod, M.D., (L) 
Voorhees, Ralph Bell, (L) 
Voorhees, Henry Bertram 
Voris, Clarence Archie 
Vrooman, William Baker 


Wadsworth, Rev. Charles, Jr., D.D. 

Walker, Rev. Joseph Roscoe 

Walker, Justus Wentz 

Wallace, William Stewart 

Waller, Rev. David Jewett, Jr., Ph.D., 

Waller, Levi Ellmaker 
Walls, William Cameron 
Wain, Jacob Shoemaker 
Walsh, Stevenson Hockley 
Walter, Jacob Leonard, (L) 
Waples, Rufus, (L) 
Ward, Alfred Lewis, (L) 
Ward, Edwin Starr 
Ward, Joseph Ripley Chandler, (Gen.) 
Warren, Henry Mather 
Warren, Lucius Henry, (Gen.) 
Warren, Richard Fairfield, (Lieut.) 
Washburn, Rev. Louis Cope, S.T.D. 
Washington, George Steptoe 
Washington, Howard Alexander, (L) 
Watson, James Cummin 
Watts, Charles Alfred, (E) 
Wayne, William 

Weaver, Charles Henry, (Lieut.) 
Weaver, Charles Kiefer, (L) 
Weaver, Ethan Allen (H) 
Weaver, Joseph Briggs 
W^eaver, William Stewart 
Webber, Prof. Roy Irvin 
Weisel, Elmer Preston 
Weisel, Oscar William 
Weitzel, Eben Boyd 
Weitzel, Paul Elmer 
Welch, Ashbel 
Welles, Albert Hunt 
Welles, Henry Hunter, Jr, 
Welles, Nelson Ackley 
Wells, Guy Wadsworth 
W^est, Horace Breneman, (Capt. U. S. 

C. G.) 
Wetherill, Rev. Francis Macomb, (L) 
Wharton, Henry Redwood, M.D. 
Wheeler, Homer Webster, (Col.) 
Whelen, Thomas Duncan 

Whelen, William Baker 
White, Rev. Elliot 
White, Hugh LawTence 
Whitmer, Robert Foster, (L) 
Whitney, Andrew Jackson, Jr. 
Whitney, Francis Nichols 
Wickersham, Louis C. T. T. O'Neil 
Wiener, Edward, (Major) (L) 
Wiener, Henry Jr. (L) 
Wilbur, Rollin Henry 
Wilbur, Warren Abbott 
Wilhelm, Calvin Weaver 
Wilkinson, Odgen Dungan (Capt.) 
Williams, Francis Churchill (Major) 
Williams, Howard Chester 
Williams, John 

Williamson, Thomas Armstrong 
Williamson, Walter Dickson 
Willis, Cecil Durand 
Willis, Park Weed, Jr., (Lieut.) 
Willoughby, Jack Maurice 
Wilson, Alan Dickson 
Wilson, Jackson Anderson 
Wilson, William Butler Beck 
Wilson, William Currie, (L) 
Wister, Alexander Wilson 
Wolbert, George Smith, (L) 
Wood, Alan, 3d 

Wood, Clement Biddle, (Major) 
Wood, Frederick 
Wood, Howard, Jr. 
Wood, Richard Francis 
Wood, Richard Gilpin, (L) 
Wood, Thomas Dewees 
Woods, Edward Augustus 
Woodward, George Stanley', M.D. 
Woodwell, William Herbert 
Woolston, Joseph Longstreth 
Worrell, Thomas Worcester 
Wright, Anson Burlingame 
Wright, George Riddle 
Wright, Norman Ralph 
Wurts, Edward Vanuxem 
Wurts, John S., (L) 

Yarrow, Harry Creci, Jr., (Capt.) 
Yerkes, Hon. Harman 

Zell, Lucian Mitchell 

Zell, Thomas Burd 

Ziegler, Harry Smith 

Ziegler, Harry Smith, Jr. 

Ziegler, Walter Macon Lowrie, I^LD. 

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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting 



April 4, 1921 

The thirty-third annual meeting of the Pennsylvania 
Society of Sons of the Revolution was held in the Assembly 
Room of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust 
Street, Philadelphia, Pa., on Monday, April 4th, 1921, at 8:20 
P. M. 

The meeting was called to order by Vice-President, Honor- 
able Norris S. Barratt. Prayer was offered by the Chaplain, 
Reverend G. Woolsey Hodge, S. T. D. 

The ceremony of assembling the colors was performed and 
the color guard dismissed. 

On motion of Mr. Gillespie the reading of the minutes of 
the last annual meeting was dispensed with. 

The Annual Report of the Board of Managers was presented, 
as follows: 

To the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution: 

Gentlemen : 

Your Board of Managers has the honor to submit herewith 
its report for the year ending April 3, 1921. During the year 
the Board held nine stated meetings and one special meeting. 
At that held April 8, 1920, Honorable Norris Stanley Barratt 
was re-elected Chairman of the Board. 

The thirty-second Church Service of the Society, commemo- 
rating the beginning of the encampment of the American Army 
at Valley Forge in 1777, was held at four o'clock in the afternoon 
of Sunday, December 19th, 1920, in St. Peter's Church, Phila- 
delphia. The service was under the conduct of our venerable 
Chaplain, the Reverend Dr. Hodge, and the sermon was de- 
livered by the Reverend Harry St. Clair Hathaway, M, A., 



Rector of St. John's Church, Norristown, Pa., and a member of 
the Society. The attendance on the part of the members was 
excellent. Among the invited guests were official representatives 
from the patriotic-hereditary societies: The State Society of the 
Cincinnati of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Society Daughters 
of the Revolution; Daughters of the American Revolution; 
Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames of America; Chap- 
ter II, Philadelphia, Colonial Dames of America; Pennsylvania 
Society of Colonial Governors; Society of Colonial Wars in the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; The Colonial Society of Penn- 
sylvania; The Swedish Colonial Society; The Welcome Society 
of Pennsylvania; Society of Mayflower Descendants in Pennsyl- 
vania; Pennsylvania Society of the Order of the Founders and 
Patriots of America; Pennsvlvania Chapter National Society 
Daughters of Founders and f*atriots of America; Society of the 
War of 1812 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; National 
Society of United States Daughters of 1812, State of Pennsyl- 
vania; United States Daughters of 1812, General Robert Pat- 
terson Chapter; Pennsylvania Society of New England Women; 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States; Military 
Order of Foreign Wars of the United States, Pennsylvania 

The members, wearing their insignia, marched to the church 
from the parish house preceded by the Color guard bearing the 
seventeen flags and standards of historic significance. At the 
conclusion of the processional the guard "dipped" the colors 
and stacked the standards by the Chancel rail. The interior 
of the church was decorated with the bufif and blue colors of the 
Continental Army; the special service fiag of the Society, pre- 
sented some years since by the late Horace Magee, Esq., then 
the chairman of the Church Service Committee, bearing the 
words "Valley Forge, December 19, 1777; June 10, 1778", and 
other flags belonging to the organization. The colonial interior 
of the old edifice, where Washington himself occasionally wor- 
shipped, made a fitting setting for the service which came to an 
impressive close with reading the names of the thirty members 
deceased since the last commemoration, the audience standing. 
A trumpeter sounded "taps," the colors "dipped" again, the 
words of benediction from the chancel fell on bowed heads 
and the recessional slowly filed out into the fast fading daylight. 

Washington's Birthday was appropriately commemorated 
by a Reception given by the Society, on February 22nd, 1921, 
m the Assembly Rooms of the Historical Society of Pennsyl- 
vania, attended by about four hundred members and guests 
Various officers of the Society and members of the Board of 


Managers received the company, and a detachment of the 
Philadelphia Orchestra furnished music. The usual interest 
attendant upon such functions at the Historical Society, was 
enhanced on this occasion by a collection of foreign helmets and 
headwear from the late war, gathered together by Captain 
Ogden Dungan Wilkinson, a member of the Society, and dis- 
played on the book-cases around the walls of the spacious 
assembly room. The standards of the Society added color to 
the scene and told their story of sacrifice and victory. The 
collation was excellent, and much appreciated. 

The deaths of thirty members have been reported to the 
Secretary during the twelve months. Out of respect to their 
memory the Society stood during the reading of their names: 

Lieut. Col. Lewis Eugene Beitler 

William Lyman Biddle 

Charles Thomas Evans 

Truman Milton Fassett 

Brig.-Gen. James Forney, U. S. M. C. 

Robert McCay Green 

Edward Augustine Groves 

Colonel Horace Leander Haldeman 

Colonel Samuel Sebring Hartranft 

Major Sidney Herkness 

Isaac Hiester 

Brig.-Gen. Mott Hooten 

William George Hopper 

George Meyrick Hulme 

Ewing Jordan, M.D. 

Rev. Walter Jordan 

Joseph de Forrest Junkin 

Samuel White Levis 

George Brown Linnard 

William Supplee Lloyd 

Henry Bertram Voorhees Mecke 

Joseph Lingle Montgomery 

John Howard Patton 

Thomas Roberts, Jr. 

Francis Willis Rouse 

Charles Dudley Sanderson 

Frank William Shriver 

Harold Montgomery Sill 

Robert Patterson Snowden 

Hon. John Byers Steel 

December 13, 1920 
July 5, 1920 
November 23, 1920 
August 27, 1920 
February 2, 1921 
May 21, 1920 
June 27, 1920 
October 27, 1920 
February 2, 1921 
February 18, 1921 
March 14, 1921 
May 31, 1920 
June 16, 1920 
January 22, 1921 
April 28, 1920 
September 19, 1920 
April 14, 1920 
March 6, 1921 
December 14, 1919 
May 5, 1920 
February 12, 1921 
January 9, 1920 
October 21, 1920 
September 29, 1920 
January 19, 1921 
November 1, 1918 
December 28, 1920 
October 15, 1920 
March 12, 1920 
October 3, 1920 


Fifty-three new members were admitted to membership 
during the year, as follows: 

William Wait Battles, April 8, 1920. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-great-grandson of Samuel Gilman (1732-1799), Captain, 
Second New Hampshire Regiment of Militia under Colonel 
Enoch Poor, June 6, 1775; Muster-Master, Captain Enoch 
Poor's Company, September 20, 1777; enlisted in an independent 
company. New Hampshire Volunteers, commanded by John 
Langdon, September 29, 1777, to October 31, 1777; joined the 
Continental Army under General Gates at Saratoga. 

WiNTHROP HiLTOX BATTLES, April 8, 1920. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-great-grandson of Samuel Gilman (1732-1799), Captain, 
Second New Hampshire Regiment of Militia under Colonel 
Enoch Poor, June 6, 1775; Muster-Master, Captain Enoch 
Poor's Company, September 20, 1777; enlisted in an independent 
company. New Hampshire Volunteers, commanded by John 
Langdon, September 29, 1777, to October 31, 1777; joined the 
Continental Army under General Gates at Saratoga. 

Robert Thomas Boyd, March 10, 1921. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-grandson of Robert H. Livingston (1760- ), Lieutenant, 
New York Levies, Colonel Lewis Du Bois, July 1, 1780, to re-in- 
force the Army of the United States; Lieutenant, New York 
Levies, Colonel Albert Pawling, April 27, 1781, for immediate 
defence of the State; Second Lieutenant, Second Regiment, 
New York Artillery (Lamb's), Continental Line, under com- 
mission of June 29, 1781; served to June, 1783. 

Harold W. Brown, March 10, 1921. 

Lock Haven, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of Hugh White (1737-1822), Captain, Company 
of Foot, First Battalion, Northumberland County, Pennsyl- 
vania Associators, April 19, 1775; Captain, Second Company, 
First Battalion, Colonel Samuel Hunter, February 8, 1776; 
Colonel and Acting Commissary, Northumberland County, 
Pennsylvania Militia, 1778; Member of Committee of Safety 
of Northumberland County. 


Hugh Wilbur Brown, X41277^5 February 10, 1921. 

Narberth, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of Howell Woodbridge (1746-1796), Com- 
missary, Glastonbury Company, Connecticut Militia, Lexington 
Alarm, April, 1775; Lieutenant, Captain Jonathan Hale's Sixth 
Company, Colonel Wolcott's Regiment, Connecticut Militia, 
at Siege of Boston, January, 1776; Major, 1777; Lieutenant- 
Colonel, Sixth Regiment, Connecticut Militia, in Danbury 
Raid, April, 1777; Colonel, Sixth Regiment, January, 1780. 

Joseph Andrew Campbell, March 10, 1921. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-grandson of John Kelly (1744-1832), Major, First Battalion, 
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Associators, under com- 
mission of September 12, 1775; in action at Trenton and Prince- 
ton, 1776; on the Frontier, 1777; Colonel, First Battalion, 
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Militia, May 1, 1778- 
et seq; Member of Constitutional Convention, 1776; Commis, 
sioner to seize traitor's estates, 1777. 

Elmer Henry Chamberlin, February 10, 1921. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of Adonijah Day (1733-1799), Private, Cap- 
tain James Fitch's Company, Nineteenth Regiment, Connecti- 
cut Militia, under Lieutenant-Colonel George Pitkin, 1776. 

Samuel Spencer Chapman, June 10, 1920. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-grandson of Samuel Chapman (1755- ), Private, East 
Haddam, Connecticut Minute Men in the "Lexington Alarm", 
1775; Private, General Spencer's Second Connecticut Continen- 
tal Regiment, 1775; Private, Captain Daniel Allen's Company, 
Third Regiment, Continental Line, 1777-1780; Corporal, 1780- 
1782; in Captain Stillwell's Company, 1781-1782. 

Walter Hopkins Chapman, June 10, 1920. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of Samuel Chapman (1755- ), Private, 
East Haddam, Connecticut Minute Men in the "Lexington 
Alarm," 1775; Private, General Spencer's Second Connecticut 
Continental Regiment, 1775; Private, Captain Daniel Allen's 
Company, Third Regiment, Continental Line, 1777-1780; 
Corporal, 1780-1782; in Captain Stillwell's Company, 1781-1782. 


Clarence Howard Clark, 3d March 10, 1921. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-great-grandson of John Westcott (1742-1813), First 
Lieutenant, Captain Samuel Hugg's Western Company of 
Artillery, New Jersey State Troops, March 1, 1776; promoted 
successively Captain-Lieutenant and Captain of same; at 
Trenton, Princeton, Germantown and Monmouth. 

Frank Belin Davenport, October 14, 1920. 

Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of David Blodgett (1735-1800), Private, 
Lieutenant Noah Dickinson's Company, Massachusetts Militia, 
which marched on "Lexington Alarm", April 19, 1775, to Cam- 
bridge, Massachusetts. 

Henry Lawrence Everett, Jr., February 10, 1921. 

Charlottesville, Va. 

Great-great-grandson of Seth Ellison (1757-1827), Private, Captain 
James Morgan's Company, Second Regiment, Middlesex 
County, New Jersey Militia. 

George Gibbs, June 10, 1920. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of Stephen Halsey (1760-1818), Private, 
Captain Israel Ward's Company, Morris County, New Jersey 

George McClellan Houtz Good, December 9, 1920. 

Osceola Mills, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of John Jacob Mytinger (1750-1793), Lieuten- 
ant. Troop of Light Dragoons raised in Pennsylvania, com- 
manded by Captain Bartholomew von Herr, 1780. Member 
of Society of the Cincinnati. 

Charles Ross Hamilton, October 14 1920. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of John Ross ( ), Captain, Third Battalion, 

First Establishment, February 9, 1776; Captain, Third Battalion' 
Second Establishment, November 29, 1776; Captain, Third 
Regiment, New Jersey Line; Major, Second Regiment of the 
Line, to date from April 7, 1779; promoted Brigade-Major and 
Inspector, Jersey Brigade; discharged at close of the War. 


Hon. George Henderson, April 8, 1920. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of Nicholas Diehl (1741-1818), Member of 
the Committee of Observation of Chester County, Pennsylvania, 
1774; Captain, Third Battalion, Colonel Hugh Lloyd, 1776; 
Captain, Fifth Company, Third Battalion, Colonel Caleb 
Davis, May 14, 1777, Chester County, Pennsylvania Militia; also 
served in Colonel Caleb Davis's Sixth Battalion of Volunteer 
Light Horse Militia of Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1780- 
1781, at Long Island. 

EDW.A.RD Thomas Kern, February 10, 1921. 

Reading, Pa. 

Great-grandson of Michael Kern (1757-1850), Private, Berks County, 
Pennsylvania Militia, 1776, 1777; Private, Captain John 
Robinson's Company, Berks County, Pennsylvania Militia, 
1781. Revolutionary Pensioner. 
Leon Albert Kline, June 10, 1920. 

Mahanoy City, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of William Stites (1750-1778), Private, Cap- 
tain William Moffatt's Company, First Battalion, Somerset 
County, New Jersey Militia. 

Charles Sumner Knowlton, February 10, 1921. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

(By transfer from The Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of 
New Jersey). 

Great-grandson of Richard Frost (1769-1849), Drummer, Captain 
Stephen Abbot's Company, Colonel Benjamin Tupper's Regi- 
ment, Massachusetts Line, 1780 until close of the War. Wound- 
ed at Yorktown. 
Elisha Kent Lay, March 10, 1921. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of John Lay (1712-1790), Member of Com- 
mittee on Connecticut Coast Defense, April, 1775; Member of 
Connecticut Assembly, 1775, 1776, 1777. 

Frederick Lennig, 6th October 14, 1920. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of William Thompson (1743-1777), Lieutenant, 
Connecticut Militia, killed at Ridgefield, in the Danbury Raid, 
April 22, 1777. 
GuRDON Saltonstall Lennig, May 13, 1920. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of William Thompson (1743-1777), Lieutenant, 
Connecticut Militia, killed at Ridgefield, in the Danbury Raid* 
April 22, 1777. 


Ellis Lewis, June 10, 1920. 

Jenkintown, Pa. 

Great-grandson of Eli Lewis (1750-1807), Major, First Battalion, 
York County, Pennsylvania Militia, commissioned October 1, 
Lewis Byron Lindemuth, October 14, 1920. 

New York, N. Y. 

Great-great-grandson of Peter Lindemuth (1750-1830), Private, 
Captain Joseph Work's Company, Third Battalion, Colonel 
Alexander Lowrey, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Militia, 
September, 1777. 

Charles Evans Loxlev, October 14, 1920. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of Benjamin Loxley (1720-lSOl), Delegate to 
Provincial Convention, held at Philadelphia, January 23, 1775; 
Member of Provincial Conference, held at Carpenter's Hall, 
Philadelphia, June 18, 1776; Captain, Artillery Company, 
Philadelphia Associators, 1775; Captain, First Company of 
Artillery, Philadelphia Militia, under Colonel Samuel Mifflin, 
Alexander Reed McIntire, November 11, 1920. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-grandson of Francis Bulkley (1757-1813), Private, Captain 
John Chester's Company of Wethersfiield, Connecticut, Minute 
Alen in the "Lexington Alarm", April, 1775; Private, Ninth 
Company, Captain John Chester, Second Regiment, Colonel 
Joseph Spencer, Connecticut Militia, May 12 to December 17, 
1775; Private, Third Company, Captain Chester Wells, Sixth 
Battalion, Colonel John Chester, General James Wadsworth's 
Brigade, Connecticut Militia, July to December, 1776; at 
Bunker Hill and Long Island. 
Frank Worthington Melvin, January 13, 1921. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-great-grandson of Abraham Bennett (1735-1804), Com- 
mander of Armed Boat "Randolph", under commission of the 
Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, April 21, 1780. 

Effingham Buckley Morris, Jr., June 10, 1920. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-great-grandson of Samuel Morris (1734-1812), Member 
of the Committee of Safety of Pennsylvania, 1775, 1776; Mem.ber 
of Council of Safety, 1776; Captain, Philadelphia Troop of 
Light Horse, 1776-1781; Member of the Navy Board of Penn- 
sylvania, March 13, 1777; Member of the Board of War, 1777! 
Member of Pennsylvania Assembly, 1776, 1777, 1781, 1782. 


Lewis Henry Field Newell, March 10, 1921. 

Doylestown, Pa. 

Great-great-great-grandson of Robert Shewell (1740-1S25), Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel, Second Battalion, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 
Associators, under Colonel John Beatty, ]\LD., August, 1775; 
Member of Bucks County Committee of Safety, 1776. 

Charles Osborne, June 10, 1920. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-grandson of Jacob Osborn (1755-1808), Private, Morris 
County, New Jersey Militia. 

Edgar Jamison Pershing, January 13, 1921. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of Mathias Fisher (1758-1834), Private, 
Pennsylvania Militia, 1777, 1778; Private, Captain Shannon's 
Company, Colonel Archibald Lockrey, in the expedition against 
the Indians; taken prisoner in August, 1781, and escaped in 
July, 1782. Revolutionary Pensioner. 

Marshall Earl Reid, May 13, 1920. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of Francis Proctor, Jr. (1756-1814), Matross, 
October 30, 1775; Lieutenant, Artillery Company of Pennsyl- 
vania, commanded by Captain Thomas Proctor, November 29, 
1775; appointed Lieutenant Fire Worker of the Artillery Com- 
pany, June 29, 1776; commissioned Second Lieutenant of the 
Second Company of Artillery, October 5, 1776; commissioned 
Captain-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania Regiment of Artillery, March 
3, 1777; promoted Captain, July 16, 1777, and Major 
December 24, 1782, to rank from January 1, 1782. Retired 
January 1, 1783. Was a Founder of the State Society of the 
Cincinnati of Pennsylvania. 

Henry Gillam Reifsnyder, March 10, 1921. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-great-grandson of David Lukens (1753-1831), Private, 
Captain David Marpole's Company, First Battalion, Phila- 
delphia County, Pennsylvania Militia, 1779; was in active 
service as shown by Depreciation Pay Accounts. 

Rev. James Gray Rose, D.D., March 10, 1921. 

Mercersburg, Pa. 

Great-grandson of David McKinley (1755-1840), Private, under 
various enlistments from June, 1776, to 1778, fourteen months 
service, York County, Pennsylvania Militia. Revolutionary 
Pensioner after August 16, 1832. 


Edward Pierce Lentz Shope, M.D., November 11, 1920. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-great-grandson of Bernard Shope ( -1813), Private, 
Captain Murray's Company, Colonel James Burd's Fourth 
Battalion, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Militia; at Fort 
Washington and Long Island, 1776; Private, Captain John 
Rutherford's Company, Fourth Battalion, Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania Militia, 1778; Private in detachment under com- 
mand of Captain John Rutherford, Lancaster County Militia, 
which marched to Bedford County, Pennsylvania, for the pro- 
tection of the inhabitants, April, 1779. 

Stephen Elmer Slocum, January 13, 1921. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 
(By transfer from the Ohio Society of the Sons of the Revolution) 

Great-great-grandson of Samuel Slocum (1756-1827), Private Cap- 
tain Samuel Robinson's Company, Vermont Militia, at Battle 
of Bennington, August 16, 1777. 

Allan Breed Smith, January 13, 1921. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-great-grandson of Oliver Breed (1757-1834), Corporal, 
Captain Benajah Leffingvvell's Company, Connecticut Militia, 
1777; on armed sloop "Beaver", under Captain Joseph Dodge, 
at Stonington, Connecticut, April to August, 1778; Private, 
Captain Wheeler's Company, Colonel Samuel Chapman's 
Regiment, Connecticut Militia, August to September, 1778. 
Revolutionary Pensioner. 

Douglass Lee Smith, June 10, 1920. 

Kingston, Pa. 

Great-great-great-grandson of Andrew Hendrake (1752-1829), Pri- 
vate, Captain Joseph Hoyt's Company, Colonel Joseph Webb's 
Regiment, Connecticut Militia. Revolutionary Pensioner. 

Fr.\ncis Allison Smyth, October 14, 1920. 

West Conshohocken, Pa. 

Great-great-great-great-grandson of James Whilldin (1714-1780), 
Member of Cape May County, New Jersey, Committee of 
Safety, 1775; Member of New Jersey Assembly, 1779, 1780, in 
which latter body he supported war measures in furtherance of 
the American cause. 


January 13, 1921. 
Edward Alexander Stockton, Jr., (Major, C. A., U. S. A.,) 
Brookline, Mass. 

Great-great-grandson of David Stockton ( -1807), Second Lieu- 
tenant, Sixth Company, Fourth Battalion, York County, 
Pennsylvania Militia, under commission of April 5, 1778; 
Captain, Third Company, Fourth Battalion, under commission 
of June 17, 1779. 

January 13, 1921. 
Max Rieben.\ck Stockton, M.D., (Major, U. S. A.) 
San Francisco, Cal. 

Great-great-grandson of David Stockton ( -1807), Second Lieu- 
tenant, Sixth Company, Fourth Battalion, York County, 
Pennsylvania Militia, under commission of April 5, 1778; 
Captain, Third Company, Fourth Battalion, under commission 
of June 17, 1779. 

Daniel Henry Stager, June 10, 1920. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of Jacob Stager (1746-1818), Sergeant, 
Captain Edward Parker's Company, Chester County, Penn- 
sylvania Militia, 1776; Private, Captain Michael HoUman's 
Company of Militia in the same County, 1781. 

John Bruce Stuart, June 10, 1920. 

Carlisle, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of William Donaldson (1738-1800), Captain, 
Third Company, Second Battalion, Cumberland County, 
Pennsylvania Militia, under commission of July 31, 1777, and 
was in service 1777-1780. 

W.-vlter Searight Stuart, June 10, 1920. 

Carlisle, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of William Donaldson (1738-1800), Captain, 
Third Company, Second Battalion, Cumberland County, 
Pennsylvania Militia, under commission of July 31, 1777, and 
was in service 1777-1780. 

William Summers, November 11, 1920. 

Conshohocken, Pa. 

Great-grandson of Philip Summers (1728-1814), Private, Captain 
David Marpole's Company, First Battalion, Philadelphia 
County, Pennsylvania Militia. 


Rev. Charles Reuben Trowbridge, October 14, 1920. 

Easton, Pa. 

Great-grandson of Dr. John Morris (1754-1808), Surgeon, Armand's 
First Partisan Legion, January 1, 1782; served until the Legion 
was disbanded November 25, 1783. Original member of the 
Society of the Cincinnati. 

James Lilly Trowbridge, October 14, 1920. 

Easton, Pa. 

Great-grandson of Dr. John Morris (1754-1808), Surgeon, Armand's 
First Partisan Legion, January 1, 1782; served until the Legion 
was disbanded November 25, 1783. Original member of the 
Society of the Cincinnati. 

Ralph Bell Voorhees, January 13, 1921. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-great-grandson of Roelef Voorhees (1742-1799), Private, 
Captain John Voorhees, Jr.'s Company, Third Regiment, 
Middlesex County, New Jersey Militia; Private in New Jersey 
State Troops. 
Alfred Lewis Ward, March 10. 1921. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-grandson of Edward Ward (1743-1817), Private, Captain 
Elijah Lewis's Company, Colonel Christopher Greene's First 
Rhode Island Battalion, under enlistment of April 6, 1777; 
enlisted for three years, or during the War. 
Cecil Durand Willis, January 13, 1921. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-great-grandson of Jared Baldwin (1740-1830), Private, 
Captain Caleb Mix's Company, Colonel Increase Mosely's 
Regiment, Connecticut Militia, 1778; Private, Captain Stephen 
Billings' Company, Seventh Connecticut Regiment, Colonel 
Heman Swift, 1780. 
Park Weed Willis, Jr., May 13, 1920. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-great-grandson of Jared Baldwin (1740-1830), Private, 
Captain Caleb Mix's Company, Colonel Increase Mosely's 
Regiment, Connecticut Militia, 1778; Private, Captain Stephen 
Billings' Company, Seventh Connecticut Regiment, Colonel 
Heman Swift, 1780. 

Jackson Anderson Wilson, October 14, 1920. 

Paoli, Pa. 

Great-great-great-grandson of Richard Currie (1750-1776), Private, 
Chester County, Pennsylvania Battalion of the "Flying Camp", 
under Colonel William Montgomery, 1776; taken sick in camp at 
Amboy, New Jersey, and died in Philadelphia on his way home. 


William Butler Beck Wilson, October 14, 1920. 

Williamsport, Pa. 

Great-great-great-grandson of Samuel Dale (1741-1804), Captain, 
Fourth Company, Second Battalion, Colonel James Potter, 
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Associators, January 
24, 1776; member of the Pennsylvania Assembly, 1778. 

The following supplement claims, having been duly approved, were 
placed on file with the membership records of the Society: 

Roy Silas Atwood, (Capt., U. S. A.) October 14, 1920. 

Orwell, Pa. 

Great-great-great-grandson of Dr. Henry Skilton (1718-1802), 
in Woodbury detachment of Connecticut Militia, 1775. 

Howard Futhey Brinton, October 14, 1920. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of William Maclay (1737-1804), Assistant 
Commissary General of Purchases for Northumberland County, 
Pennsylvania, before July 6, 1780, and after that date; Member 
of Northumberland County Committee of Safety, 1776. 

George Herbert Brown, June 10, 1920. 

Wayne, Pa. 

Great-great-great-grandson of Henry Marsh ( -1803), Private, 
Second Class, Third Company, Captain William Marsh's 
Company, Eighth Battalion, Chester County, Pennsylvania 
Militia, 1780. 
George Gibbs, October 14, 1920. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of Samuel Kellogg (1749-1829), Private, 
Lieutenant John Carter's Company, Ninth Regiment, Connec- 
ticut Militia, 1776-1777. 
Hon. George Henderson, April 8, 1920. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of Rev. Samuel Jones, D.D. (1735-1814), 
Chaplain, Second Regiment of Foot, Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac 
Hughes commanding, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Bat- 
talion of the "Flying Camp", 1776. 
George Anthony Heyl, January 13, 1921. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Great-great-grandson of Dr. Frederick Phile ( -1793), Surgeon 
and Physician, Fifth Pennsylvania Battalion from the time of 
embodiment to June 13, 1776; Surgeon and Physician to Ger- 
man Battalion in Philadelphia, before February 20, 1777, and 
to other Continental forces. Naval officer for the Port and 
District of Philadelphia, under commission of April 5, 1777. 


David Pearson, 3d, January 13, 1921. 

Rosemont, Pa. 

Great-great-great-grandson of Baltzer Orth (1737-1794), Captain, 
Second Battalion, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Militia, 
1780, 1781; later Major in same Battalion. 

Stephen Elmer Slocum, January 13, 1921. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

(By transfer from the Ohio Society of the Sons of the Revolution) 
(1) Great-great-grandson of Adam Conde [y] (1748-1824), Private, Cap- 
tain Jellis J. Fonda's Company, Second Regiment, Albany 
County, Colonel Abraham Wemple, New York Militia. 

(2) Great-great-grandson of Albert Slingerland (1732- ), Private, 

Captain John Vanderheyden's Company, Third Regiment, 
Albany County, New York Militia. 

(3) Great-great-grandson of Rynier Vanden Bergh (1751- ), Private, 

Sixth Regiment, Albany County, Colonel Stephen John Schuy- 
ler, New York Militia. 

Howard Alexander Washington, May 13, 1920. 

Riverton, N. J. 

(1) Great-great-great-great-grandson of Hon. George Ross (1730-1779), 

Deputy to the Provincial Convention of Pennsylvania July 15, 
1774; Member of the Committee of Safety of Pennsylvania 
October 20, 1775, to July 22, 1776; Colonel, First Battalion, 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Associators, 1775-1776; Presi- 
dent of Military Convention held at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 
July 4, 1776, to choose Brigadier-Generals for the Associated 
Battalions of Pennsylvania; Member of the Continental Con- 
gress from Pennsylvania 1774-1777; a Signer of the Declaration 
of Independence; Vice-President of Pennsylvania Constitu- 
tional Convention of 1776. 

(2) Great-great-great-grandson of Hon. Richard Henry Lee (1732-1797), 

Member of the Continental Congress from Virginia, 1774-1780, 
and 1784-1787, and President thereof, November 30, 1784-1785; 
Mover of the Resolution for Independence; a Signer of the 
Declaration of Independence. 

(3) Great-great-great-grandson of Colonel Samuel Washington (1734- 

1781), Colonel, Frederick County, Virginia Militia, under 
commission as County-Lieutenant, 1776-1777. 

(4) Great-great-great-grandson of Thomas Blackburn (1740-1807), 

Member of the Committee of Safety of Prince William County, 
Virginia, 1774; Member of Virginia Convention, 1775; Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel, Virginia Forces, 1776. 

(5) Great-great-great-great-grandson of James Webb (1708-1709-1785), 

Member of Committee of Correspondence of Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania, appointed July 15, 1774; Member of Committee 
of Observation of Lancaster County, appointed December 15, 
1774; Member of Pennsylvania's Assembly from Lancaster 
County, 1775, 1777. 


The summary of new members and casualties for the year 

is as follows: 

Elected to membership, classified as follows: 

Life 16 

Annual 37 



Deceased 34 

Transferred to other State Societies 3 

Resigned 7 


Net increase in membership during the year 

ending April 4, 1921 9 

Number of insignia issued during the year. ... 10 

Condition of the membership of the Society on this date, 
April 4, 1921, covering a period of thirty-three years, is as follows: 

Founders, April 3, 1888 15 

Elected to membership since April 3, 1888, 
(thirty-nine by transfer from other State 
Societies) 2170 


Classified as follows: 

Never qualified 9 

Perpetual or endowed 13 

Life 233 

Honorary Life 1 

Annual 1929 


Elected, but never qualified 9 

Deceased 662 

Dropped from rolls for non-payment of dues. . . 261 

Resigned 156 

Transferred to other State Societies 56 

Restored to rolls 60 


Net membership, April 4, 1921 1101 

Net membership, April 3, 1920 1092 

Net increase in membership during the year ... 9 
Total number of Certificates of Membership 

issued 371 

Total number of insignia issued 866 


The necrological roll, from reports received during the year, 
is as follows: 

LEWIS EUGENE BEITLER, life member of this Society, died at his home 
in Philadelphia, December 13, 1920. The son of Daniel Brower Beitler 
by his wife Mary Ann Elizabeth Merklee, he was born in Philadelphia, 
October 4, 1863. Educated in the public schools of his native city, with 
additional courses at the Franklin Institute and the Spring Garden 
Institute, he, for a short time, held a clerical position with the Pennsyl- 
vania Railroad. This latter he left to study law in the office of his 
brother, Hon. Abraham M. Beitler, formerly director of public safety 
and judge in the Court of Common Pleas. Mr. Beitler's preparation for 
the law terminated, however, with his appointment as private secretary 
to Mayor Edwin H. Fitler, in 1887. Successively secretary to Mayor 
Stuart and Governor Hastings, he was deputy-secretary of the Com- 
monwealth under Governors Stone, Stuart and Pennypacker. In March, 
1911, after eight years of public service in Philadelphia and sixteen years 
at the Capitol, he resigned the deputy-secretaryship and was engaged in 
private business until his appointment as director and secretary of the 
Philadelphia headquarters of the State Commission of Public Safety and 
Defense, in which he continued until its dissolution October 15, 1919. 
At the time of his decease he was chief of the State Price Investigating 
Committee, an organization attached to the Commission of Public Wel- 
fare. Mr. Beitler was long identified with the National Guard of Penn- 
sylvania. He served on the staff of Major-General Charles Miller, first, 
as major and aide-de-camp under commission of July 25, 1900, and later 
as lieutenant-colonel and ordnance officer. Few men in the State had 
so wide an acquaintance with those who made their mark in politics and 
business affairs. It has been said that, probably no Philadelphia con- 
temporary served on so many commissions and committees having in 
charge commemorations, celebrations and other like forms of public 
demonstration as did Colonel Beitler. Perhaps his most notable effort 
of this nature was that in connection with the re-union of Union and 
Confederate Civil War veterans, held at Gettysburg in the summer of 
1913. In recognition of his service in this historic event, a service which 
included not only attention to the manifold details created by the re- 
union, but also the compilation of a record thereof which was published 
in book form, he was, in February, 1913, appointed lieutenant-colonel 
on Governor Tener's staff. He was also chief of staff in Governor 
Sproul's inaugural parade. During the late war Colonel Beitler was a 
member of the Pennsylvania Council of National Defense and Committee 
of Public Safety and of the "Four Minute Men," Pennsylvania Division. 
A past grand commander of Robert Burns Commandery and of Pilgrim 
Commandery, No. 11, of Harrisburg, Knights Templar, he was likewise 
affiliated with other fraternal organizations and the Union League of 

Philadelphia. His election to this Society, March 10, 1903, was in 
right of service of his great-grandfather, John Beitler (1747-1823), 
private in Captain Harris' Company, Fifth Battalion, Pennsylvania 
Militia, 1778. Mr. Beitler married in Philadelphia, June 12, 1894, 
Clementina Worrilow, daughter of the Rev. William Perkins Beck, and 
is by her survived with one son, Lewis E. Beitler, Jr. A brother, the 
Hon. Abraham Merklee Beitler, is a member of this Society. 

WILLIAM LYMAN BIDDLE, broker, twenty-eight years in membership 
with this organization, died suddenly- at Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, 
July 5, 1920. The son of the late Thomas Alexander Biddle by his wife 
Julia Cox, he was born at Philadelphia, October 8, 1853, and was edu- 
cated at private schools in his native city and at Princeton University, 
from which latter he was graduated with honors in 1874. His right to 
membership in this Society, to which he was elected March 14, 1892, was 
under the service of his great-grandfather. Colonel Clement Biddle 
(1740-1814), of Philadelphia, a conspicuous factor in the civil and military 
movements incident to the Revolution; deputy quartermaster-general of 
the Flying Camp, July 8 to December 1, 1776; commissary-general of 
Forage, July 1, 1777, to June, 1780; quartermaster-general, Pennsylvania 
Militia, with rank of colonel, September 11, 1781, to close of war; aide- 
de-camp to General Nathaniel Greene, Continental Army; during the 
memorable winter of 1777-1778 at \'alley Forge, and the almost equally 
trying one of 1778-1779 in northern Jersey, largely upon Colonel Biddle 
devolved the onerous duty of securing supplies for the poorlj- clad, 
half-starved troops. Mr. Biddle was associated with the banking house 
of his father, Thomas A. Biddle & Co., 424 Chestnut Street, founded by 
his grandfather, Thomas Biddle, eldest surviving son of Colonel Clement 
Biddle. He came of a family widely connected and universally respected, 
and he walked in the ways of his fathers, conservative, honorable, un- 
assuming; by religious faith an Episcopalian, politically a Republican, 
ever a gentleman. He enjoyed the society of his fellow men and figured 
in the membership of the Philadelphia, Rittenhouse, Rabbit, Racquet, 
Philadelphia Country, Princeton and Corinthian Yacht clubs as well as 
other organizations, social and financial. He was unmarried and is 
survived by a brother, Henry Williams Biddle, head of the brokerage 
firm, and two sisters, Mrs. Andrew H. Blair and Mrs. Arthur Biddle. 

CHARLES THOMAS E\'ANS, son of Thomas Stickney Evans by his wife 
Sarah Ann Fifield, was born at Fryeburg, County of O.xford, Maine, 
March 15, 1854, and died at his home in Germantown, Philadelphia, 
November 23, 1920. He matriculated at Bowdoin College, Maine, 
Class of 1877, but did not graduate. For more than forty years a resi- 
dent of Philadelphia, Mr Evans was connected with the Insurance 
business during that period and v,-as the senior partner in the firm of 
Charles T. Evans & Company, fire insurance agents and brokers, 428 


Walnut Street. Paternally he descended from David Evans, an early 
merchant of Boston, who settled in the vicinity of Charlestown, Massa- 
chusetts, in, or about, 1654. His membership in this Society of over 
twenty-three years standing, under election of June 8, 1897, was in right 
of ser\'ice of his maternal grandfather, John Fifield (1762-1843), of 
Fryeburg, private in Captain John Lillie's Company, Third Regiment of 
Artillery, Massachusetts Line, February 15, 1781, to June 10, 1783, 
under Colonel John Crane. Mr. Evans was also a member of the Union 
League, an active worker and member of the session of the Second Presby- 
terian Church of Germantown and heartily interested in the advancement 
of all the activities of that church. He married Susan Strickler Greene 
of Philadelphia, who survives him with three children: Mrs. Walter Lee 
Sheppard, Mr. John Martin Hammond and John James Houston Evans. 

TRUMAN MILTON FASSETT, twenty-six years a member of this Society, 
died at his residence, Canton, Pennsylvania, August 27, 1920. The son 
of Truman Fassett, one of the prominent citizens and large land holders 
of Canton in a past generation, by his wife Lois B. Streit, he was born at 
Elmira, New York, March 2, 1844. His early education was obtained 
at the Elmira Academy. Accompanying his parents to Canton in early 
manhood he was for many years cashier, head book-keeper and confiden- 
tial clerk of the large mercantile house of Burk, Thomas & Co. Upon 
the retirement of that firm from business Mr. Fassett devoted his atten- 
tion to real estate, having large holdings in Canton, and was instrumental 
in building up the new populous East End annex of that town. Con- 
servative, with almost unerring judgment in business affairs, and un- 
assuming in manner, he shrank from anything that savored of publicity. 
In his social relations he was constantly and modestly considerate of 
others to the point of self sacrifice, and his many charities and acts of 
kindness to those in distress will never be fully known. For many years 
he was a member of the board of trustees of the Baptist Church, of 
Canton, and of that of the Green Free Library from its foundation. 
His right to membership in the Sons of the Revolution, to which he was 
elected October 8, 1894, was through the service of his great-grandfather, 
Captain Jonathan Fassett (1745-1818), private In Captain Jacob Hines' 
Company, Vermont Troops, in an alarm to the W'estward ; captain of an 
Independent Company of Vermont Troops 1776-1777, and commissary 
of Purchases of Vermont, 1781. Mr. Fassett married January 5, 1882, 
Harriet Eva Thomas, who survives him with a daughter, Miss Helen 
W. Fassett, and a son, Ellison Fassett, of Brockwayville, Pennsylvania. 

JAMES FORNEY, brigadier-general. United States Marine Corps, retired, 
and more than a quarter of a century a member of the Sons of the Revo- 
lution, died at Philadelphia, February 2, 1921. Born at Lancaster, 
Pennsylvania, January 17, 1844, he was the son of John W. Forney, the 


distinguished editor and founder of the Philadelphia Press. Educated 
at Bolmar's School, West Chester, Pennsylvania, Simpson's School at 
Georgetown, D. C, and Georgetown University, he entered the Marine 
Corps as second lieutenant March 1, 1861, and served throughout the 
Civil War. He began duty on the flagship "Roanoke", Atlantic Squad- 
ron, as first lieutenant, September 1, 1861; was on steam sloop "Brooklyn", 
West Gulf Squadron, 1861-1862, and part of 1863, participating in the 
capture of Forts Jackson and St. Philip and the City of New Orleans, 
being brevetted captain April 24, 1862, for "gallant and meritorious 
service" at the attack on the former forts. While attached to the West 
Gulf Squadron he was in the battles of Chalmette, Port Hudson, Green 
Gulf, first and second attacks on Vicksburg, Donaldson, Bayou Sara and 
Galveston. At Brazos de Santiago he cut out and captured four vessels 
laden with valuable drugs from under the Confederate vessels' guns. 
Commissioned captain, April 23, 1864, he, in July of that year, commanded 
troops, both regular and volunteer, at Havre de Grace, ]\laryland, in a 
Confederate raid at Gunpowder River, and was "for meritorious service" 
in this connection, brevetted lieutenant-colonel, March 15, 1870. After 
the war he served as fleet marine officer on the flag ship "Hartford" of 
the Asiatic squadron, 1865-1868, and commanded in the attack on For- 
mosa, June 13, 1867, being brevetted major for services in that attack, 
April 15, 1869. In 1869 he commanded the troops while assisting the 
revenue officers in breaking up illicit distilleries in Philadelphia, and on 
October 11, of the following year, he commanded the Marines in the 
colored disturbances at Philadelphia incident to the enforcement of the 
Fifteenth Amendment, being the first vote of the colored people- 
During 1872-1873, he was in Europe on special duty, and afterwards, in 
this country, commanded Marines in various important stations and 
duties; was commissioned major, February 24, 1884; lieutenant-colonel, 
January 20, 1891, and colonel, July 11, 1892. During the Spanish- 
American War, he was in command of the Marine Barracks at League 
Island, Philadelphia, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire; in July and 
August, 1898, was in charge of Camp Long, Seavey's Island, New Hamp- 
shire, where seventeen hundred Spanish prisoners of Admiral Cervera's 
squadron were taken after the battle of Santiago. In 1901-1902 he was 
in the Philippines, in command of First Brigade, United States Marines; 
was commissioned brigadier-general, June 3, 1904, when he was retired. 
General Forney held membership in the Society of Colonial Wars in the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, 
the Military Order of Foreign Wars, the Grand Army of the Republic, 
the Army and Navy Club of Washington, the New York Yacht, the 
University and Union League clubs of Philadelphia. His membership 
in this Society was by transfer from the New Hampshire Society, February 
8, 1898, he having been elected to that State Society, December 14, 1895, 
in right of service of his great-grandfather, John Peter Shindel (1732-1783), 


fife-major in Captain Andrew Graff's Company, Colonel Bartram Gal- 
braith's Battalion of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Associators, July 
16, 1776. Following his return from the Philippines, more than sixteen 
years ago. General Forney suffered from an illness due to fever contracted 
there, an illness which be bore with the high courage that marked his 
official life, which had been full of duty, well done; of honor, well earned. 
He is the author of a work now out of print, "A History of the United 
States Marine Corps Recruiting Service." His punctilious attention to 
detail, the detail that must have saved some of the situations in his 
official career, is nowhere better exemplified than in the care with which 
he prepared his application papers to this Society, which papers contain 
the facts herein set forth. He married December 1, 1886, Miss Jane De C. 
Richardson, of Lexington, Kentucky, who survives him, as does a daughter 
Mrs. William Warden Bodine, a son John W. Forney, 2d, and a grand- 
son, Major John W. Forney, 3d. 

RICHARD McCAY GREEN, manufacturer, nearly twenty-two years a 
member of this organization, son of Peter Wickersham Green by his wife 
Rachel McCay, was born near Chichester, Delaware County, Pennsyl- 
vania, March 25, 1842, and died at Philadelphia, May 21, 1920. He 
sprang from sturdy stock that traced its beginnings in this country to the 
first colonists under Penn's government, and he left a wealth of historical 
family data that he and his eldest son, the late Frank Delaplaine Green, 
had contemplated publishing. Educated at the little country school- 
house at Cartertown, Delaware County, and at the Chester Normal 
School, he answered his country's call "to arms" in the Civil War and 
was enrolled August 9, 1862, in Company H, 124th Pennsylvania Volun- 
teer Infantry, serving also in Com.pany A, 37th Pennsylvania Emergency 
Regiment. For some years prior to 1874 Mr. Green was in business in 
Washington, D. C, with Samuel C. Palmer, under the firm name of 
Palmer and Green. In that year he engaged in the manufacture of 
soda-water apparatus at 1413-1415 Vine Street, Philadelphia, estab- 
lishing the present house of Robert M. Green and Sons, of which he was 
the head, and, at this time, was the originator of ice cream soda-water. 
Fraternally of the Lucius H. Scott Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons of 
Philadelphia, and Past-Commander of the General George G. Meade 
Post No. 1, Department of Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic, 
he was a member of the Union League and of the Society of War of 1812. 
His election to this Society, October 11, 1898, was in right of service of 
his great-grandfather, Robert McCay (1753-1823), private in Captain 
David Cowpland's Company, First Battalion, Chester County, Penn- 
sylvania Militia, June 18, 1777, under Colonel John Hannum. Mr. 
Green married May 27, 1869, Louisa B. Gelston. daughter of John Gelston 
of Chester, Pennsylvania, by his wife Sarah Smith Lee, who survives him 


with a daughter, Mrs. William J. Cooper, and three sons: Robert McCay 
Green, Jr., Louis Gelston Green and Edgar Lee Green. His brother, 
the late James Delaplaine Green, and his eldest son, Frank Delaplaine 
Green, were also members of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the 

EDWARD AUGUSTUS GROVES, born in Philadelphia, July 13, 1854, 
died in Germantown, June 27, 1920. The son of Edward A. Groves by 
his wife Matilda Graff, he was elected to membership in this Society, 
June 14, 1898, in right of service of his maternal great-grandfather, 
Jacob Graff, Jr. (1751-1793), who was commissioned August 31, 1780, 
lieutenant in Captain Joseph Watkins' Company, Lieutenant-Colonel 
Joseph Marsh's Artillery Battalion of Philadelphia Militia, having pre- 
viously served as lieutenant in Captain Ezekiel Lett's Company, First 
Regiment of Foot, Philadelphia City Militia, commanded by Colonel 
William Bradford, and mustered into service July 12, 1777. It was in 
Jacob Graff Jr.'s house at the southwest corner of Market and Seventh 
Streets, Philadelphia, that the Declaration of Independence was prepared. 
Shortly after his graduation at the Central High School of Philadelphia, 
Mr. Groves became connected with the Pennsylvania Company for 
Insurances on Lives and Granting Annuities and continued therewith in 
various capacities for forty-two years, being at his decease the head of 
one of its departments. He was a lover of music and the fine arts and 
interested in historical matters, particularly in such as pertained to 
his native state, and was a member of the x\rt Club, the Historical 
Society of Pennsylvania, the Union League, the Church club of Phila- 
delphia and the Germantown and Philadelphia Cricket clubs. By 
religious faith an Episcopalian, he for twenty years held the post of 
accounting-warden of St. Peter's Church, Germantown. His political 
principles were those of the Republican party. He married Miss Florence 
Moore of Philadelphia, who survives him, as do two sons and a daughter: 
Frederic Graft Groves, Edward A. Groves and Mrs. George F. Thomas. 

HORACE LEANDER HALDE^L\N, iron master, son of Major Cyrus S. 
Haldeman by his wife Elizabeth Steman Brenaman, was born at "Locust 
Grove", the Haldeman homestead, Conoy township, Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania, September 16, 1847, and died at his home in Marietta, 
Pennsylvania, October 27, 1920. Educated in private schools in Lan- 
caster County, the public schools and Dr. Edward Roth's private academy 
of Philadelphia, he was but a lad when the first gun of the Civil War was 
fired at Sumpter. He, however, immediately entered the Union army; 
was commissioned first-lieutenant. Company B, Twentieth Pennsylvania 
Cavalry, July 28, 1863; first-lieutenant, Company I, in same Regiment, 
September 22, 1864, and captain. Company I, February 25, 1865; mus- 
tered out at close of War, with latter rank to date June 30, 1865; was 


acting assistant adjutant-general on the staffs of Major-General George 
Cadwalader, Major-General D. N. Couch and Brigadier-General O. S. 
Terry. He later served seventeen years on the staffs of several Gover- 
nors of Pennsylvania, was some years lieutenant-colonel and assistant 
commissary-general of subsistence of the National Guard and had 
recently been retired as brigadier-general. From 1867 to 1872 Captain 
Haldeman was connected with the Pennsylvania Railroad in New York 
and New England. From 1872 to 1899 he was engaged in the manu- 
facture of pig iron at Chickies, Lancaster County, after which he was 
actively interested in coal and iron industries in Virginia and West Vir- 
ginia; was secretary and treasurer, superintendent and general manager of 
the Chickies Iron Company, 1878-1899; president of the Conewago Iron 
Company; second vice-president, secretary, treasurer and director of 
the Pulaski Iron Company; secretary and treasurer of Virginia Mining 
Company; director and treasurer of Columbia and Donegal Electric 
Railway Company; director of Reading and Columbia Railway Company 
and director of First National Bank of Marietta. In 1916, he was 
elected senator on the Republican ticket from the Seventeenth Senatorial 
District of Pennsylvania, comprising parts of Lancaster and Lebanon 
counties, and was a candidate for re-election. Colonel Haldeman was 
a charter member of the Lieutenant William H. Child Post, Grand Army 
of the Republic, Marietta; was also in membership with the Military 
Order of the Loyal Legion, United States Cavalry Association, Society 
of the Army of the Potomac, American Institute of Mining Engineers, 
Philadelphia Foundrymen's Association, the Franklin Institute of Phila- 
delphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, The Genealogical Society 
of Pennsylvania, the Lancaster County Historical Society, Pennsylvania 
German Society and the Union League of Philadelphia — illustrative of 
the many sidedness of the man. He valued his membership in this 
Society, which he had held twenty four years, and he had a profound 
respect for those of his ancestors who had contributed to his own Ameri- 
canization. His election, November 10, 1896, was in right of service of his 
great-great-grandfather, Jacob Haldeman (1722-1783), a German-Swiss, 
member of the Committee of Observation of Lancaster County, 1775; 
corporal in Captain Joseph Work's Company, First Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania Battalion of the Flying Camp, 1776; private. Captain 
Andrew Stewart's Company, Tenth Battalion, Colonel Robert Elder, 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Militia, April 13, 1781. Colonel 
Haldeman subsequently filed supplemental claims under the services of 
his various great-grandfathers: private John Haldeman (1753-1832), 
private John Brenneman (1752-1806), private John Steman (1730-1785), 
and corporal Martin Lindemuth (1737-1829), all of whom served in the 
Lancaster County Militia. He married June 11, 1872, Emma Louisa 
Jones, daughter of James Roberts Jones by his wife Sybilla Odenwelder, 
who survives him with a daughter. Miss Maud Haldeman. 


SAMUEL SEBRIXG HARTRANFT, chemist, nearly thirty years a member 
of the Sons of the Revolution, was born at Norristown, Pennsylvania, 
October 30, 1855, and died at his home at Valley Forge, February 2, 1921. 
The son of General John Frederick Hartranft, the Civil War hero of 
Antietam and governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1872-1878, 
by his wife Sallie Douglass Sebring, Mr. Hartranft was educated at the 
Fremont Seminary, Norristown, and at Lafayette College, Easton, 
Pennsylvania, receiving at the latter institution the degrees of A. C. and 
M. S. After leaving college he was chemist in the Pennsylvania State 
Geological Survey and at the Philadelphia Mint. He entered the customs 
service as cashier of the Philadelphia Custom House, of which office he 
was relieved by the Cleveland administration. Returning to his profes- 
sion he made a study of the Bessemer steel process and blast furnaces at 
the Edgar Thomson works, after which he engaged in the management of 
several furnace plants in the Pittsburgh region and Eastern Pennsylvania. 
Recently he was appointed Superintendent of the Valley Forge Park, 
having previously been a member of the Valley Forge Park Commission, 
and was holding this position at his decease. His military career began 
in 1876, when he enlisted in General Frank Reeder's Company, the 
"Easton Grays", Company F, Fourth Regiment, National Guard of 
Pennsylvania; he was afterward a member of the First Troop, Philadel- 
phia City Cavalry. In 1880 he was appointed aide-de-camp, with the 
rank of major, on the stafT of his father, Major-General John F. Hartranft, 
commanding the Pennsylvania division of the National Guard. He 
became division commissary, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, and 
division ordnance officer, in 1880, and ten years later was appointed 
division inspector of rifle practice, holding this last position a number of 
years. His election to this Society, October 12, 1891, was by right of 
service of his great-great-grandfather, Jacob Weygandt (1742-1828), 
of Easton, private in Captain Thomas Craig's Company of Northampton 
County, Pennsylvania Associators, 1776; was captured at Fort Washing- 
ton, New York, November 16, 1776; captain. Second Company, Fifth 
Battalion, Northampton County Militia, May 21, 1777-1778; also 
captain in Colonel George Brinigh's Battalion, Northampton County 
Militia, in service at Billingsport, New Jersey, November 5, 1777. 
Colonel Hartranft filed a supplement claim under the service of his 
great-great-great-grandfather, Cornelius Weygandt (1713-1799), member 
of the Committee of Observation and Inspection and of the standing 
Committee of Correspondence of Northampton County, Maj' 30 to 
November 11, 1776. He was also in membership with the Military Order 
of the Loyal Legion, Pennsylvania Commander>', the Americar 
Society of Mining Engineers and other organizations. His widow, 
and an only daughter. Miss Marion Hartranft, survive him. The 
late Linn Hartranft, a brother of the deceased, was a member of 
this Society. 


SIDNEY KERKNESS, major of infantry, U. S. A., youngest son of the late 
A. Morris Herkness by his wife Ellen Smylie, was born in Philadelphia, 
April 23, 1891, and died at his home, "Maryland Farms," Meadowbrook, 
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 18, 1921. Educated at 
Friends Select School and the Central High School of Philadelphia, he was 
nominated from the Second Congressional District of Pennsylvania for 
appointment to the United States Military Academy, and appointed a 
cadet thereto by President Wilson June 14, 1912. Upon his graduation 
at West Point, June 14, 1916, he was commissioned second lieutenant of 
infantry, and, on July following, advanced to the rank of first lieutenant. 
In the summer of 1916, while spending a short leave of absence at Spring 
Lake, he volunteered his services to the New Jersey National Guard, 
then encamped at Sea Girt, New Jersey, prior to it being sent to the 
Mexican border. Upon expiration of his leave of absence he was assigned 
to the Third Infantry, at Eagle Pass, Texas, and continued with this 
Regiment until October 29, 1917, serving as Company Commander and 
Battalion Commander, having been advanced to the rank of captain 
May 15, 1917. In October of that year he was appointed aide-de-camp 
to Major-General Joseph E.^Kuhn, of the 79th Division, at Camp Meade, 
Maryland. Several months later he was transferred to the 6th Division, 
at Camp Spartansburg, South Carolina, commanding a Machine Gun 
Company of the 53rd Infantry and with this Division he went over seas 
early in July, 1918. Promoted to the rank of major upon his arrival in 
France, he commanded the 17th Machine Gun Battalion of the 6th Divi- 
sion, and the 3rd Battalion of the 53rd Infantry, with service at St. 
Menehould, Clermont, Apremont, Grand Pre, Le Mort Homme, Verdun, 
the Gerardmer Sector in the Vosges Mountains, and participating in the 
Meuse-Argcnne offensive. After the signing of the Armistice he continued 
with the 6th Division until February 14, 1919, when he became a member 
of the United States Military Mission in Berlin, being sent into Silesia as 
Senior Allied officer in command of Russian Prisoners of War, with head- 
quarters at Neuhammer, Silesia. He returned to America late in Sep- 
tember, 1919, and resigned his commission as an officer of the United 
States Regular Army. For a short period he Avas associated with the 
Guaranty Trust Company of New York City, but came back to Phila- 
delphia in the spring of 1920, and entered into the Fire Insurance business, 
with offices at 208 South Third Street, and was so engaged at the time of 
his decease. He was a member of the Association of West Point Gradu- 
ates, the Huntingdon Valley Country, the Huntingdon Valley Hunt and 
the Army and Navy clubs. His election to the Sons of the Revolution, 
December 13, 1917, was in right of service of his great-great-grandfather, 
William Hayman (1740-1822), captain of the armed ship "Hope", Penn- 
sylvania Navy, under commissions of December 23, 1781, and June 23, 
1781, serving until the close of the war. Prior to the outbreak of hostilities 
between England and her colonies, Captain Hayman commanded the 


brigantine "George", August, 1774, et seq.; having been born at Exeter, 
England, February 22, 1740, he died in Chester County, Pennsylvania, 
September 21, 1822, and married at Christ Church, Philadelphia, September 
15, 1772, Anne, daughter of Isaac Wayne, Esq. , and sister of Major-General 
Anthony Wayne. Major Herkness also descended from Lindsay Coates, 
Esq., a graduate in the Third Class of the Philadelphia Academy, now 
the University of Pennsylvania, 1760; member of the Pennsylvania 
Assembly before and during the Revolution, and one of the three com- 
missioners authorized to sign bills of credit in Pennsylvania. Unmarried, 
Major Herkness is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ellen Smylie Herkness, 
one sister, Miss Ellen Herkness, and six brothers, all of whom are in 
membership with this Society, five having also served in the World War: 
John Smylie Herkness, Lieutenant Alfred Morris Herkness, Private Gil- 
bert Herkness, Colonel Lindsay Coates Herkness, Lieutenant Malcolm 
Herkness and Captain Wayne Herkness. 

ISAAC HIESTER, attorney-at-law, died at Reading, Pennsylvania, Alarch 14, 
1921. Among those who have added luster to the Berks County bar 
Mr. Hiester deserves a place among the first. Like most men who have 
impressed themselves upon their community he owes his success to two 
things, ability and environment, in both of which few have been more 
fortunate. Born in Reading, January 8, 1856, he was the only son of 
William Muhlenberg Hiester by his wife Julia Roland. His father was 
one of Reading's leading attorneys and a well known figure in state and 
national politics, serving in the state senate from 1850 to 1853, acting 
as presiding officer during his last year, and as secretary of the Common- 
wealth, 1858 to 1861. His grandfather, Isaac Hiester, was for fifty years 
a distinguished physician in Reading. His grandmother, Esther Muhlen- 
berg, was a daughter of General Peter Muhlenberg of the Revolution. 
Educated in the local schools and graduated from the Reading High School 
in 1871, IMr. Hiester entered Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 
from which he was graduated with honors in 1876. He studied law in the 
office of the late George F. Baer, was admitted to the bar, August 13, 
1878, and was in the practice of his profession at Reading until his 
death. In many of the important cases tried in the courts of Berks County, 
during the past forty years, he took an active part and no pleading in 
the Supreme Court of the State was listened to with closer attention by the 
justices of that high tribunal. On a number of occasions he appeared 
as attorney before the United States Supreme Court. Early identified 
with the Berks County Bar Association, he served as its vice-president 
until 1906 and as its president from that time continuously until JNIarch 
14, 1921. For many years he was a member of the Pennsylvania Bar 
Association. Active also in the business world, he was an organizer of 
the Second National Bank of Reading in 1881, and its president from 1890. 
He officiated as a director of the Reading Trust Company from its 


organization in 1886, and was associated as trustee, director, or member of 
the board of management, with the Reading Library, the East Penn Rail- 
road Company, the Reading Gas Company, the Reading Railway Company, 
the Reading Electric Light and Power Company, the Reading Hospital 
and the Charles Evans Cemetery, being president of the latter corporation 
some years prior to his death. He was a communicant of Christ Episco- 
pal Church, on the vestry of which he served from 1879, and for many 
years was vitally interested in its Sunday School, of which he was superin- 
tendent from 1880 to 1889. In politics he was a Democrat. A close 
student of local and national afifairs he was an encyclopedia of information 
on these subjects. Years ago he was mentioned for congressional honors. 
He gave the matter careful consideration but declined to permit the use 
of his name in this connection, or in that of judicial honors for which, 
likewise, he had been slated by the party leaders. In the front rank of 
good citizens he was held in high esteem as a friend by a very large circle. 
A traveller; a writer with a facile pen; a delightful conversationalist, 
with a mind stored with the best that literature could give and a tongue 
tipped with gracious humor; with an open heart and an open hand in 
matters that pertained to community welfare, though his benefactions 
were not permitted to become public. 

"He scarce had need to doff his pride or slough the dross of earth — 
E'en as he trod that day to God so walked he from his birth. 
In simpleness and gentleness, and honor and clean mirth." 
Lacking two months Mr. Hiester had been in membership with this 
Society thirty-two years, being one of its oldest members, under election 
of May 13, 1889, by right of service of his great-grandfather, John 
Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (1746-1807), commonly called General 
Peter Muhlenberg, chairman of Committee of Safety and Correspon- 
dence'^of Dunmore County, Virginia, 1774; member of Virginia House of 
Burgesses, 1774; delegate to Virginia Convention, 1774; colonel. Eighth 
Regiment, Virginia Line, February 13, 1776; brigadier-general. Continen- 
tal; Army, February 2, 1777; brevet major-general September 30, 1783; 
at Brandywine, Germantown, Valley Forge, Monmouth, Stony Point, 
Green Spring and Yorktown; member of Virginia State Society of the 
Cincinnati, transferred to the Pennsylvania State Society, 1789. On 
December 4, 1905, Mr. Hiester married Mary Kimmel Baer, daughter of 
the late George F. Baer, president of the Philadelphia and Reading 
Railroad, by his wife Emily Kimmel. Mrs. Hiester survives with three 
children: William. Muhlenberg Hiester, George Baer Hiester and Emily 
Hiester, all in their nonage. 

MOTT HOOTON, brigadier-general U. S. A., retired, twenty-eight years 
in membership with the Sons of the Revolution, died at Gardiner, Maine, 
May 31, 1920. The son of Mott Hooton by his wife Ann Eliza Carpenter, 
he was born at Philadelphia i.'\pril 16, 1838, and received his early education 


at Bolmar's Academy, West Chester, a school semi-military in discipline. 
He was mustered into service in the Civil War, June 4, 1861, as first 
sergeant, Company A, First Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserve Infantry, 
was promoted second lieutenant June 11, 1861, and captain October 16, 
1861. Participating in the movement of the Army of the Potomac to 
Centreville in the Spring of 1862, he later joined McDowell's Corps and 
marched to Fredericksburg, Virginia, and after the battle of Seven Pines 
was with the Army of the Potomac in front of Richmond; in seven days' 
campaign and battle of Gaines Mill, then returned to Fredericksburg and 
again joined McDowell's troops near Warrenton; encamped on Siegel's 
left till second battle of Bull Run where he was severely wounded; in the 
following Spring he rejoined the Army of the Potomac en route to 
Gettysburg, participating in that battle and in pursuit of Lee's army to 
Falling Waters, and in the later movement resulting in driving Lee from 
winter quarters at Rappahannock Station; was at Mine Run and the 
previous retreat from Culpepper Court-House, Virginia, in October, 1863; 
in Wilderness campaign, wounded at Bethsaida Church the evening of 
the last day of service; division marched to White House Landing in 
charge of 1800 prisoners June 2, 1864, and thence to Washington and 
finally mustered out at Philadelphia; was brevetted major. Volunteers, 
March 13, 1865, "for gallant and meritorious services in Wilderness 
campaigns." The war ended, Major Hooton was appointed from Penn- 
sylvania, second-lieutenant and promoted first-lieutenant, 13th United 
States Infantry, February 23, 1866; transferred to 31st Infantry Sep- 
tember 21, 1866; to 22nd Infantry May 15, 1869; commissioned captain 
August 5, 1872; major 25th Infantry, May 1, 1896; served thirty years in 
continuous Indian warfare, being stationed at various army posts in 
Michigan, Texas, and Montana, with six years at Fort Lewis, Colorado, 
where an altitude of 8,400 feet with snow five feet on the level necessi- 
tated the mails frequently to be brought by pack horses from Wingate 
far to the southward, on account of railroad being covered with snow on 
the Conejos Range 1100 feet above sea level; was brevetted Major, 
U. S. A., February 27, 1890, "for gallant and meritorious services in 
action against Indians at Spring Creek, Montana, October 15 and 16, 
1876." In April, 1898, when the Spanish-American war broke out, he 
was ordered to St. Paul en route for Chickamauga, and commanded the 
first troops to move. Second Battalion, 25th Infantry, reaching the place 
of rendezvous several days before the arrival of other troops; promoted 
lieutenant-colonel, 5th Infantry, October 4, 1898, and joined the regiment 
at Santiago de Cuba; served nine months in Cuba; organized the 28th 
Infantry, colonel of that regiment, February 2, 1901, and served in the 
Phillipines, District of Guantanamo; promoted brigadier-general April 15, 
1902, and retired by operation of law April 16, 1902, having been in 
array life forty-one years. General Hooton travelled extensively in 
Europe and the far East, crossing Siberia from Vladivostock to 
Ekaterinburg, 1880-18S1, being, it is said, the first American officer to make 


that journey. He was a member of the Military Order of Loyal Legion, the 
Military Order of Foreign Wars and the Army of the Potomac. His 
election to this Society, October 10, 1892, was in right of service of his 
great-grandfather, Thomas Carpenter (1740-1815), captain. First Com- 
pany, Third Regiment, Chester County, Pennsylvania Militia, under 
Colonel John Hannum. His membership papers, filed with the Society, 
are most noteworthy for the detailed record of his forebears and the 
vivid description of his life as an army officer. He was unmarried. 

WILLIAM GEORGE HOPPER, broker, son of the late Samuel Mickle 
Hopper by his wife Deborah Lavinia Vanderslice, was born in Phila- 
delphia, November 14, 1844, and died there June 16, 1920. Mr. Hopper, 
a life long resident of Philadelphia, was the senior partner of the stock 
brokerage firm of William G. Hopper & Co., and a well known member of 
the Stock Exchange for nearly half a century. He was elected to mem- 
bership in this Society, April 13, 1909, in right of service of his great- 
grandfather, Henry Vanderslice (1726-1797), of Berks County, quarter- 
master in Pennsylvania Troops, 1781. He was also a member of the 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the LInion League, as well as one 
of the Board of Trustees of the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 
and vitally interested in the furtherance of its work and worship, many 
of his family and forebears having been affiliated therewith for several 
generations. Mr. Hopper married, February 8, 1877, Mary, daughter of 
Albert H. Franciscus, of Philadelphia, by his wife Susan, daughter of 
Dr. Paul Swift, of Nantucket and Philadelphia. She died October 30, 
1903. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Charles E. Milnor, and a nephew, 
his business partner, Harry Boardman Hopper. His late brother, Harry 
Samuel Hopper, was a member of this organization, and a nephew, 
Meredith Hanna, Esq., is one of the Color Guard of the Society. 

GEORGE MEYRICK HULME, died in Philadelphia, January 22, 1921. 
The son of Joseph Morgan Hulme, of Mount Holly, New Jersey, by his 
wife Margaret Burr Oliphant, he was born in Mount Holly, July 27, 1874, 
and descended paternally from George Hulme, an early settler of Bucks 
County, Pennsylvania, who died in Middletown township, in that county, 
in 1714. His election to membership in the Sons of the Revolution, 
June 12, 1906, was in right of service of his maternal great-great-grand- 
father, Jonathan Oliphant (1739-1804), of Medford, captain in Second 
Regiment, Burlington County, New Jersey Militia, 1777. Perhaps 
early example, added to later-day Americanism engendered by the Span- 
ish-American war, was the occasion of more than usual interest in military 
affairs on the part of Mr. Hulme. In December, 1898, he enlisted in 
Company D, Nineteenth Regiment of Infantry, now Company L, Third 
Regiment Infantry, National Guard of Pennsylvania, becoming succes- 
sively sergeant, second lieutenant, lieutenant and captain, the latter 
post by election of July 2, 1902, and this he continued to hold for some 
years. He is survived by a widow, Mrs. Emily A. B. Hulme. 


EWING JORDAN, M.D., fourth of seven sons and two daughters of Francis 
Jordan of Philadelphia by his wife Emily Woolf, came of a family that, 
for several generations, held a position of some quiet distinction in the 
social and mercantile life of the Quaker City and in the councils and 
support of the Moravian Church — "a family of well bred, old-fashioned 
gentle folk." He was born in Philadelphia, March 18, 1847, and died 
after a lingering illness, at Germantown, April 28, 1920. Obtaining his 
early education at the ^Moravian School, Nazareth Hall, Nazareth, 
Pennsylvania, and at Dr. Gregor^^'s classical school, Philadelphia, he was 
graduated at the University of Pennsylvania with the degree of A. B. in 
1868 and that of A. M. in 1871; w-as librarian and moderator of Philo, 
and won the Senior English prize at graduation. He entered the Medical 
School of the University, graduating M.D., in 1871, becoming an interne 
in the Pennsylvania Hospital and an active practioner of medicine for 
some years; was visiting physician to the Philadelphia Dispensary. 
Lincoln Institute, Catherine Street Dispensary and Southern Home for 
Destitute Children. Later he specialized as an alienist, and from 1880 
to 1885 was first assistant physician in the State Hospital for the Insane, 
at Norristown, after which he went abroad in search of health for himself. 
Meanw-hile a committee had been appointed by the Society of the Alumni 
of the University to compile a biographical matriculate catalogue of the 
College. Dr. Jordan was one of this Committee and was associated 
closely in the active work of preparation. Indeed, the chief labor of 
research and the tabulation of the collected material was done by him, 
his colleagues being busyimen, and it occupied most of his time until its 
publication in 1894. The experience gained in this compilation and his 
enthusiasm for the work furnished his chief literary interest for the 
remainder of his life. Research into the histories of the students of the 
University of past years became almost a profession with him, though 
without compensation. During the years he devoted himself to this — 
and they were many — he gathered an enormous amount of biographical 
data pertaining to the vast student body which otherwise would have 
been lost. With a passion for accuracy, nothing would satisfy him but 
fact, hence his biographical accumulation, though never completed, will 
be a neucleus upon which others may fearlessly build for future work. 
His published catalogue of the LTniversity matriculates, who figured on 
both sides in the Civil War, is a striking example of the pains-taking care 
given to his research work. He was also secretary of the General Alumni 
Society in 1897, director 1914-1917, and many years librarian of the 
University Club. During the Spanish-American War, he was field- 
commissioner, representing the National Relief Commiission, at Camp 
Alger, Virginia; Camp George G. Meade, Pennsylvania, and Camp 
McKenzie, Georgia. He was a life-member of the Historical Society of 
Pennsylvania and of the Moravian Historical Society, and a member of 
the Philadelphia County Medical Society. His election to this Society, 


April 12, 1898, was under the service of his great-great-grandfather, Colonel 
William Henry (1729-1786), member of the Committee of Correspondence 
ofxLancaster County, 1774; member of the Pennsylvania Assembly, 1776; 
member of the Council of Safety, 1777; armorer and assistant commissary- 
general of Pennsylvania, 1778; assistant quartermaster-general and 
commissary of military stores, 1779; member of Continental Congress, 
1784. Dr. Jordan later filed supplemental claims under the services of 
his great-grandfathers: Frederick Jordan (1744-1784), private, promoted 
sergeant. Second Regiment, New Jersey Line; Lewis Woolf (1747-1830), 
trumpeter, Captain Bartholomew von Herr's Troop of Light- Dragoons, 
Pennsylvania Continental Line, July 1, 1778; and John Ewing (1755- 
1799), captain. Second Company, Eighth Battalion, Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania Militia, 1780. To those who knew Dr. Jordan well, his 
kindly smile and generous humor brightened the otherwise gravity of his 
bearing. "His life," says a classmate in a recent Alumni Register appre- 
ciation, "had its full share of misfortune and disappointment, but in the 
years of his labors for the University he perhaps found his greatest 
happiness; in that way he was recompensed. The University owes him 
a debt of gratitude. * * * He lived always a clean upright life, faithful to 
the traditions of honor of his up-bringing. As he never married, no 
descendants of his remain to preserve the memory of this loyal, high- 
minded gentleman of the older school who has gone from among us." 

REV. WALTER JORDAN, rector of St. Martin's Church, Oak Lane, Phila- 
delphia, for twenty-nine years, died at Oak Lane, September 19, 1920. 
The son of Francis Jordan by his wife Emily Woolf, he was born in 
Philadelphia, October 23, 1851, and was a younger brother of Ewing 
Jordan, M.D., also a member of this organization, who predeceased him 
by a few months. Mr. Jordan sprang from a race of merchants, each 
member of which, from 1794, helped in contributing to Philadelphia the 
distinction of a city whose merchants were alike remarkable for integrity, 
industry and enterprise. The house of Jordan and Company, wholesale 
grocers and dealers in East India saltpetre, early established business 
relations which continued unimpaired almost to the present day, with the 
Indians tribes of this country, and with the Moravian settlements and 
mission stations in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, 
the West Indies, Russia and Greenland, and acted as agents for the 
seminaries of the Moravian faith at Bethlehem, Nazareth and Lititz in this 
State. With somewhat unusual tenacity the Jordan family as a whole had, 
for generations, clung to the faith of their forefathers and were Moravians, 
and it was in Moravian schools and academies that Mr. Jordan received 
his preliminary education. He later studied theology and took orders 
for the priesthood in the Episcopal Church of this Diocese, beginning 
his ministry as an assistant at Holy Trinity Church, Nineteenth and 
Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, When St. Stephen's, Bridesburg, v/as 


organized he became its first rector and continued his faithful 
ministrations in that parish until 1891. In that year the corner 
store of a new parish was laid, and from then until his decease 
Mr. Jordan was the shepherd of St. Martin's, Oak Lane, winning 
the deep appreciation of his parishioners for the fidelity of his 
work and his faithful, upright, unselfish example to the church and the 
world at large. His election to this Society, April 13, 1897, was by right 
of service of his great-grandfather, Frederick Jordan (1744-1784), private, 
promoted sergeant, in Second Regiment, New Jersey Line, thanked in 
General Orders for gallant conduct at Yorktown. Subsequently Mr. 
Jordan filed supplemental claims under other great-grandfathers: Colonel 
William Henry (1729-1786), of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Trumpeter 
LewisWoolf (1747-1830), Light Dragoons, Pennsylvania Line, and Captain 
John Ewing (1755-1799) of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Militia. 
Mr. Jordan is survived by a widow, one daughter, Miss Eleanor B. 
Jordan, a sister, wife of the Rev. William Henry Cavanaugh of St. James' 
Church, Fifty-second and Master Streets, and a brother, Augustus W. 
Jordan, vice-president of the W. H. and F. Jordan, Jr., Company, In- 
corporated. John W. Jordan, LL.D., another brother, librarian of the 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, one of the founders of this Society 
and long its Registrar, survived him, but died after this Proceedings 
went to press. 

JOSEPH de FOREST JUNKIN, son of the late George Junkin, Esq., a 
prominent lawyer and active member of the Presbyterian Church, by 
his wife Jeanne W. de Forest, and grandson of the eminent Rev. George 
Junkin, D.D., L.L.D., the founder and first president of Lafayette College, 
Pennsylvania, died in Philadelphia, April 14, 1920, after an illness of 
several years. Born in Philadelphia, April 16, 1855, Mr. Junkin attended 
the Classical Academy of Dr. John W. Faires and was graduated from 
the University of Pennsylvania in the Class of '72 with the A. B. degree, 
receiving the A. M. degree three years later. He studied law in his 
father's office, was admitted to the bar, June 2, 1877, and became widely 
known as a corporation lawyer, practicing under the firm name of Junkin 
and Newbourg with offices in the Real Estate Trust Building. For a 
number of years, and until illness compelled him to relinquish business 
and social cares, he served as solicitor for and as a director of the Real 
Estate Trust Company; as a trustee of the Jefferson Medical College, 
Lafayette College and the Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance Company, 
and as one of the Board of Governors of the Law Association of Phila- 
delphia. A lover of music, he was for forty years a member of the 
Orpheus Club and its president in 1911 and 1912. Yachting was perhaps 
his chief recreation. For fifteen years he owned and cruised on the 
Columbia, America's old cup defender, and he served as vice-commodore 
of the Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia in 1900 and 1901. He was 


a member of numerous other clubs and societies, among them the Union 
League, Art, Penn, Philadelphia Country, Merion Cricket, Bachelors' 
Barge and the New York Yacht clubs, the Philadelphia Law Association, 
the St. Andrew's Society, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the 
Pennsylvania Society of New York. His membership in this Society, 
of twenty-two years standing, was under election of October 11, 1898, 
by right of service of his great-grandfather Joseph Junkin (1750-1831), 
first lieutenant. Second Company, Third Battalion, Cumberland County, 
Pennsylvania Associators, July 31, 1777; commanded a company at 
Brandywine and was wounded in the skirmish near White Horse Tavern, 
Chester County, September 16, 1777, and served against the Indians 
and British on the Upper Juniata Frontier in 1778. Mr. Junkin married 
in 1878, Mary Robinson McCord, by whom he is survived with two sons: 
Joseph de Forest Junkin, Jr., of Pelham Manor, New York, and George 
Junkin, 4th, of Easton, Maryland. A daughter, Mrs. Otto T. Mallery, 
died in 1915. 

SAMUEL WHITE LEVIS, nearly twenty-nine years in membership with 
this organization, son of William Levis by his wife Elizabeth Allen White, 
was born at Philadelphia, March 6, 1847, and died in that city on the 
anniversary of his birth in 1921. His colonist ancestor, Samuel Levis 
(1649-1734), of Hurley in Leicestershire, England, settled in Chester 
County, Pennsylvaniaa, about 1684, was justice of the peace and of the 
courts of that county, 1686 et seq., member of the Provincial Assembly 
various years between 1689 and 1709 and was of Penn's Council in 1692. 
Mr. Levis was elected to this Society, June 28, 1892, in right of service 
of his grandfather, William Levis ( -1819), second lieutenant, Sixth 
Company, Captain Thomas Lewis, Third Battalion, Chester County, 
Pennsylvania Militia, May 14, 1777, who was disowned by the Chester 
Monthly Meeting of Friends "for making warlike preparations." Subse- 
quently Mr. Levis filed a supplemental claim under another Revolutionary 
sire, his great-grandfather, who had also been identified with the Society 
of Friends, William Crispin ( -1797), commissary of supplies, Penn- 
sylvania Militia, December 16, 1776; commissary-general, Pennsylvania 
Militia, April 5, 1777; commissary Pennsylvania Navy, August 3, 1778; 
Collector of Excise for Philadelphia, November 27, 1778; commissary- 
general of sustenance, Pennsylvania Militia, 1781. Early in life Mr. 
Levis turned his attention to the real estate brokerage business, which he 
successfully conducted along conservative lines, had a large clientele 
among the old families, and was safe, sound and honorable in his dealings. 
He was a member of the Philadelphia, State in Schuylkill and Rabbit 
clubs, the Society of Colonial Wars in Pennsylvania and the Historical 
Society of Pennsylvania. Unmarried, he is survived by two sisters: 
Mrs. Frank K. Hippie and Mrs. George B. McCuUoh. 


GEORGE BROWN LINNARD, retired banker, and life member of this 
Society of nearly twenty-five years standing, son of Henry Mifflin Linnard 
by his wife Harriet Elizabeth Brown, was born in Philadelphia July 27, 
1873, and died in the Roosevelt Hospital, New York City, December 14, 

1919, as the result of a motor accident. His great-great-grandfather, 
William Linnard (1749-1835), of Philadelphia, in right of whose service 
he claimed membership in the Sons of the Revolution and was elected 
February 11, 1895, enlisted as captain-lieutenant, Sixth Company, 
Colonel John Eyre's Artillery Battalion of Philadelphia, called out in 
August,, 1777; was commissioned captain-lieutenant, September 11, 1777, 
and appointed captain, Fifth Company of the Artillery Battalion, June 
14, 1779; served in the War of 1812 as major and deputy quartermaster- 
general and was brevetted lieutenant-colonel June 15, 1825, "for ten years 
faithful service in one grade." Graduated at Princeton University with 
the degree of A. B. in 1894, Mr. Linnard studied law at the University 
of Pennsylvania, receiving the degree of L.L.B. in 1897. Becoming 
associated with Graham, Kerr and Company, bankers, of Philadelphia, 
in 1898, he was later one of the original partners of Graham and Company, 
bankers. He retired from active business in 1909, travelled several 
years in Europe and the Orient and resided for sometime in southern 
California. During the jate war he was in the United States Selectiv^e 
Service as secretary of Local Board No. 15, City of Philadelphia, under 
commission issued by the President. He served on the board of governors 
of the University Club and as a director of the Automobile Club; was a 
member of the Racquet and Philadelphia Cricket clubs, the Colonial Club 
of Princeton, the National Republican and Princeton clubs of New York 
and the Society of War of 1812. He married Mary W., daughter of 
William G. Audenreid, of Philadelphia, and is by her survived with two 

WILLIAM SUPPLEE LLOYD, manufacturer and leading specialist in 
editions of Robinson Crusoe, died at his home in Germantown, May 5, 

1920. The eldest son of William Jones Lloyd, of the Lloyd-Supplee- 
Walton hardware firm, by his wife Anne Elizabeth Custer, he was born 
at La Crosse, Wisconsin, February 12, 1860, and was descended from 
Robert Lloyd and his wife Lowry Jones, Welsh settlers in Pennsylvania 
as early as 1683. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Class 
of "82, Mr. Lloyd succeeded as a textile manufacturer at a comparatively 
early age and was the proprietor of the Stratford Knitting Mills, at Wayne 
Junction, which he operated for more than quarter of a century. He was, 
however, determined not to allow business to absorb him. He worked 
gladly for the material things of life that he might enjoy those of the 
spirit and help others, and he enjoyed himself best, when he saw that 
others about him enjoyed it too. How much he did to stimulate interest 
in the Navy during drab years, how strenuously he labored for the Nation 


during the late war, how every civic cause had his ear, all this and much 
more is of general local knowledge, but he was known to the literati the 
world over as the man who loved Robinson Crusoe. His literary tastes 
were broad and it was solely by accident that he became a De Foe spe- 
cialist, but once aroused he combed the world for editions in every lan- 
guage. He is credited with possessing the most comprehensive collection 
of editions of Robinson Crusoe in the world, that in the British Museum 
possibly excepted, amounting to more than four hundred volumes, 
including seventy-five undated English editions, one hundred and sixty- 
one dated English editions, fourteen children's editions, eight in the 
French language, six in German, two in Italian and thirty-five in Chinese, 
Arabic, Hebrew, Irish, Japanese, Latin, Mexican, Yiddish and other 
languages, and one in shorthand. Among Mr. Lloj'd's "Crusoes" are not 
only copies of the two issues of the first edition, April, 1719, but of each 
of the seventy-eight issues between 1719 and 1819; and of the "Crusoes" 
printed since then his list is large. At the time of his decease he was a 
vestryman of St. Peter's Church, Germantown, and president of the 
Men's Club and of the Literary Club of that Parish; one of the Council 
of the Colonial Society of Pennsylvania; a director of The Genealogical 
Society of Pennsylvania; the Naval History Society, and the Navy 
League of the United States; chairman of the Navy Committee of the 
Young Men's Christian Association, and a member of the Union League, 
Racquet, Philadelphia Cricket and Germantown Cricket clubs of 
Philadelphia; the Grolier, and Army and Navy clubs of New York; 
the BIbllo Philo Club of Austin, Texas, and the Phllo BIblon Society of 
Philadelphia. He was also deeply interested in the Pennsylvania Sea- 
men's Friend Society, and the Seamen's Church Institute of Philadelphia. 
His election to this Society, October 11, 1898, was by right of service of his 
great-great-grandfather, Hugh Lloyd (1742-1832), member of the Com- 
mittee of Observation of Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1774-1775; 
member of the Provincial Conventions of Pennsylvania, 1774, 1775; 
member of the Provincial Conference of Pennsylvania, held at Carpenter's 
Hall, June 18, 1776, and colonel, Third Battalion, Chester County, 
Pennsylvania Assoclators. Mr. Lloyd married April 27, 1893, Ida, 
widow of Thomas J. Mustin and daughter of the late Henry A. Croskey 
of Philadelphia, who survives him with two step-sons: Captain Henry 
Croskey Mustin, U. S. N., and Major John Burton Mustin, U. S. A., 
both of whom are members of this Society. Natures such as Mr. Lloyd's 
are rare, and when gone cannot be quickly forgotten. "A man of gene- 
rous impulses and winning personality, and a faithful, zealous and efficient 
worker for God and man, he will be greatly missed In the many spheres of 
usefulness In which his earnestness and devotion made him an Important 
factor," says one of many testimonials. 


HENRY BERTRAM VOORHEES MECKE, son of Henry Conrad Mecke 
by his wife Mary Voorhees, was born at Philadelphia, November 4, 1S89, 
and died at the Orthopaedic Hospital, Philadelphia, February 12, 1921. 
As the result of an accident while bathing at Atlantic City which affected 
his spine, Mr. Mecke had been confined to his bed for more than a year. 
An operation to replace the bones of his spinal column was performed on 
February 9, 1920. He made a gallant fight to live and was believed to 
be recovering from the long siege, when, in December following, he con- 
tracted a cold to which his death was directly attributed. Graduated 
from the Central High School in the class of 1908, he was for some years 
secretary of the Logan Trust Company and a member of the Philadelphia 
Bankers Association. By religious affiliation he was an Episcopalian and 
a communicant of St. Clement's Church. He was elected to this Society', 
February 14, 1918, under the service of his maternal great-great-great- 
grandfather, Roelof Voorhees (1742-1799), private in Captain John 
Voorhees, Jr.'s Company, Third Regiment, Middlesex County, New 
Jersey Militia, serving also in New Jersey State Troops. Mr. Mecke 
married June 4, 1913, Anna Chambers Deacon, daughter of John 
R. and Cora (Comly) Deacon, by whom he had one son. Van \^oorhees 
Mecke. He is sur\'ived by his widow, his mother and two sisters: Mrs. 
E. Harrison Renouf and Mrs. Jonas Steelman. 

JOSEPH LINGLE MONTGOMERY, born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, 
August 13, 1886; died in the Sunbury hospital, January 9, 1920. The 
son of W. W. Montgomery by his wife Mary Catharine Lingle, his mem- 
bership in the Sons of the Revolution of twenty-four years standing, 
under election of February 11, 1896, was in right of service of his great- 
great-grandfather, George Leader (1753-184.5), of Philadelphia and 
Pottstown, private in Captain Joseph Hiester's Company, Berks County, 
Pennsylvania Battalion of the Flying Camp, commanded by Colonel 
Henry- Haller, 1776; was at Long Island and White Plains and a revolu- 
tionary pensioner. Mr. Montgomery's life was spent at Bellefonte and 
he identified himself with the commercial interests of that city, devoting 
his manhood's years to her general welfare and material prosperity. 
In his early business relations he was a coal, grain and oil merchant. 
At his decease, and for some years preceding, he was the efficient treasurer 
and general manager of the Pennsylvania Match Company of Bellefonte. 
A widow and two sons survive him. 

JOHN HOWARD PATTON, one of the most esteemed citizens of Western 
Pennsylvania, died at his home in Greensburg, October 21, 1920. The 
son of George Washington Patton by his wife Mary Burket, he was born 
at Union Furnace, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, July 29, 1851, 
and was largely educated in the public schools of Altoona. In 1885 he 


went to the neighboring county of Westmoreland to engage in the coal 
and coke business, was subsequently active in the organization of various 
companies to develop the business interests of Western Pennsylvania, 
becoming particularly well known in the development of the coal and coke 
industry of that section. He opened up the Claridge Gas Coal Company's 
mine and directed its successful operation for more than twenty years, 
and at the time of his decease was president of the Howard Gas Coal 
Company. Mr. Patton was foremost in every movement which had as 
its objective the welfare of the community, and in business and social 
relations, was an example of rugged, straightforward manhood. He was 
deeply interested in the Westmoreland hospital, was one of its charter 
members and served as a director until his death. Throughout his 
mature years he was a member of the Lutheran Church, ever eager for 
its spiritual growth and material advancement. In Freemasonry, he 
was an active member of its highest bodies, being likewise connected with 
various railroad and social organizations. He prized his membership 
in the Sons of the Revolution, to which he was elected April 10, 1906, 
in right of service of his great-great-grandfather, James Murray (1729- 
1804), member of the Committee of Observation of Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania, November 8, 1775; delegate to the military convention, 
held at Lancaster, July 4, 1776, to choose brigadier-generals for the 
Associated Battalions of Pennsylvania; captain in Colonel James Burd's 
Battalion, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Associators, forming part of 
the Flying Camp, 1776; captain, First Company, Tenth Battalion, 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Militia, under Colonel Robert Elder, 
August 26, 1780, et seq. Mr. Patton married, first, April 13, 1880, 
A. Louise Cunningham, of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, and, after her 
death, he married, secondly. May 17, 1886, Jesse R., daughter of the late 
Judge Levi Geiger, of Urbana, Ohio, who survives him, as does a son by 
the first marriage, Howard C. Patton, of Greensburg. 

THOMAS ROBERTS, JR., born at Riverton, New Jersey, June 14, 1875; 
died at his home in Merion, Pennsylvania, September 29, 1920. His 
father, the late Thomas Roberts, founder of the firm of Thomas Roberts 
and Company, wholesale grocers, importers and commission merchants, 
116 South Front Street, Philadelphia, and its respected head for more 
than a half century, was also a member of the Sons of the Revolution. 
His mother, the late Elizabeth Hill Bissell, daughter of Israel Morey 
Bissell, of Fairlee, Vermont, and Philadelphia, was foremost in the work 
of the women's organizations of the Episcopal Church in this Diocese and 
an active pioneer in the women's patriotic hereditary societies of this 
city and state. The son was graduated at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania with the Class of 1896, receiving the A. M. degree in 1899. Entering 
the Law Department of that University he obtained the L.L.B. degree 
in 1898. Later Mr. Roberts was associated with his father's business 


house, and, for some years antedating his death, was one of the firm. 
Throughout the late war he served as a department chief in the United 
States food administration. In religious belief he was an Episcopalian and 
by political affiliation a Republican. His election to this Society, June 12, 
1919, was under the service of his paternal great-great-grandfather, 
Thomas Bull (1744-1837), lieutenant-colonel Chester County Battalion 
of the Flying Camp; lieutenant-colonel First Battalion, 1779; lieutenant- 
colonel Second Battalion, Chester County, Pennsylvania Militia, May 10, 
1780; colonel, Second Battalion, Militia Light Horse of Chester County, 
1780-1781; captured at Fort Washington, New York, and confined on the 
prison ship "Jersey" twenty-two months. Mr. Roberts was also in 
membership with the Markham, Racquet and Merion Cricket clubs. 
He married in Washington, D. C, December 6, 1911, Evelyn C, daughter 
of John J. and Lillian (Coffey) Chew, who survives him, as do two brothers 
and a sister: Rev. Waters Dewees Roberts, rector of St. John's Church, 
East Boston, Massachusetts; George Wood Bissell Roberts and Mrs. 
Thomas Reath of Philadelphia. 

FRANCIS WILLIS ROUSE, died in Philadelphia after an illness of twelve 
years, January 19, 1921. The son of Francis Willis Rouse, of Talbot 
County, Maryland, by his wife Susanna Willis, and grandson of Peregrine 
and Sarah (Willis) Rouse, also of Talbot County, he was born November 
27, 1846. Though a native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, he was pre-emi- 
nently a Marylander, and delighted in the history and legendary lore of 
that province and state, particularly of the Eastern Shore, where many of 
his forebears had been planters in the days of the first Calverts. His educa- 
tion was obtained in Baltimore, where much of his young life was spent. 
In early manhood he formed a connection with the jewelry house of 
Bailey, Banks and Biddle, of Philadelphia, a connection which continued 
forty-two years. By religious inheritance of several generations he was 
a Methodist in faith. Of late years, active in fraternal orders, he was a 
member of LTniversity Lodge No. 610, Chapter No. 256, Free and Accepted 
Masons of Philadelphia. He was, moreover, a member of the Society of 
War of 1812, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Ex Libris 
Society of England. His membership in this Society, under election of 
October 8, 1901, was in right of service of his great-grandfather, Andrew 
Willis (1728-1796), who was enrolled in Captain Joseph Richardson's 
Company of Caroline County, Maryland Militia, July 17, 1776; serving 
later, under enlistment of February 17, 1777, to February 14, 1780, as 
private in Fifth Maryland Regiment of the Line. Mr. Rouse married 
January 17, 1888, Emma Elizabeth Angstadt, daughter of Dr. William 
and Margaret (Fisher) Angstadt, of Milton, Pennsylvania, and is by her 
survived, with a daughter, Miss Hattie Madeline Rouse. 


CHARLES DUDLEY SANDERSON, stock broker, son of Clarence Marcellus 
Sanderson, of Charlestown, Massachusetts, and Madison, New Jersey, 
by his wife Mary Orinda Waite, was born at Rockland, Michigan, October 
13, 1856, and died at Scranton, Pennsylvania, November 1, 1918. From 
1882 to 1902 he was connected with the Pancoast Coal Company of 
Throop, Lackawana County, Pennsylvania, twelve years of which he was 
superintendent of its colliery. In 1901 he opened offices in Scranton for 
the conduct of the stock brokerage business and was so engaged at the 
time of his death. He was post-master of Throop from January 5, 1882, 
to February 1, 1901, during which period he was also Burgess and a member 
of its School Board, serving as president, secretary and treasurer thereof, 
1887-1895. Prominently identified with Masonic circles, he was worship- 
ful-master of Peter Williamson Lodge No. 323, 1889-1890; eminent 
commander of Coeur de Lion Commandery No. 17, Knights Templar, of 
Scranton; member of Royal Arcanum, Scranton Council No. 923, and of 
Improved Order Heptasophs, Providence Council No. 195. He was 
likewise a member of the New England Society of North Eastern Penn- 
sylvania, and a vestryman of St. Luke's Church, Scranton, 1898-1901. 
His membership in this Society, under election of October 14, 1902, was 
by right of service of his great-great-grandfather, Samuel Sanderson 
(1748-1800), of Lexington, sergeant in Massachusetts Militia, May, 1775, 
to July, 1778. Mr. Sanderson married September 10, 1887, at West 
Pittston, Pennsylvania, Gertrude Naomi, daughter of Andrew Jackson 
Griffith by his wife Jemima Ellen Sax, and had three children: Charles 
Dudley Sanderson, Jr., Lucy Griffith Sanderson and Clarence Marcellus 

FRANK WILLIAM SHRIVER, was drowned in the Bay of Yucatan, Mexico, 
December 28, 1920. A son of Francis Shriver by his wife Matilda 
Frysinger, he was born at Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland, 
March 17, 1853, and was educated at St. John's College, Annapolis, and 
the Western Maryland College at Westminster, from the latter of which 
he was graduated with the B. A. degree in 1873. He descended from 
Andrew Shriver and his wife Anna Margareta who came to Pennsylvania, 
in the fall of the year 1721, from Alsenborn, Germany, settling in the 
neighborhood of Goshenhoppen. Mr. Shriver 's election to this Society 
April 11, 1899, was in right of service of his great-grandfather, David 
Shriver, Sen. (1735-1826), of Conewago, Pennsylvania, and Little Pipe 
Creek, Maryland, delegate to the Maryland Constitutional Convention 
and Council of Safety 1774-1775. For thirty-five years Mr. Shriver was 
an officer of the Gregg Carriage Company, later thQ Gregg-Rogers Com- 
pany, manufacturers of horse-drawn vehicles, until the advent of the 
motor car, when the construction of limousine bodies was entered into. 
More than a decade ago Mr. Shriver became a stock holder in the Tropical 
Products Company of Philadelphia for Mexican development, which had 


taken over the properties of the International Lumber and Development 
Company, and at the time of its re-organization, in 1915, was elected its 
president. It was in visiting the Company's plantations at Progress©, 
Merida, Campeche, Chenken and Champoton in the interests of the 
stockholders that, with three others, he lost his life when a sudden 
squall capsized the small sailing craft chartered at Havana for the expe- 
dition, just before the last plantation was reached. In religious faith 
an Episcopalian and politically a Republican, he had been a great lover 
of horticulture and an enthusuastic golfer. He was a member of various 
golf clubs and other organizations before financial anxieties and ill health 
had cast their shadows over his lengthening years. He married, first, 
December 12, 1883, Miss Lulu M. Gregg, who died many years since. 
His second wife survives him with a daughter of the first marriage: 
Mrs. C. Stuart Cooper. 

HAROLD MONTGOMERY SILL, financier, and nearly twenty-five years 
in membership with this organization, died suddenly at his home "Shenly", 
Germantown, October 15, 1920. The son of John Todhunter Sill by his 
wife Sarah Cauffman Dunlap, he was born at Philadelphia, April 15, 
1854, and was largely educated at the Episcopal Academy. Paternally 
he descended from Joseph Sill, who came to Philadelphia, from Carlisle, 
England, about 1824; and maternally from Mahlon Stacye, of Handsworth, 
Yorkshire, England, who settled in Burlington County, New Jersey, was 
a Provincial Councillor in 1682, and held other important offices in that 
Province. Mr. Sill entered the banking house of E. W. Clark and Com- 
pany when little more than a lad, was later made a member of the firm and 
finally withdrew from active business life. His election to this Society, 
May 12, 1896, was in right of service of his great-great-grandfather, 
Robert Shewell (1740-1825), lieutenant-colonel. Second Battalion, Bucks 
County, Pennsylvania Associators, August, 1775, et seq., under Colonel 
John Beatty, M.D. During the late War, Mr. Sill was a member of the 
American Protective League with the rank of lieutenant. He was a 
member of the Colonial Society of Pennsylvania, the Society of the 
War of 1812; the Rittenhouse, Racquet, Germantown Cricket, Radnor 
Hunt and Philadelphia Country clubs, and the Bloomingrove Game Club 
in the Poconos. He married first, October 10, 1877, Pauline, daughter 
of Heinrich and Elizabeth (Anderson) Wiener, and second, Agnes J. 
Currie, who survives him, as do two daughters, the Misses Margaret and 
Harriet Sill. 

ROBERT PATTERSON SNOWDEN, nearly twenty-seven years in mem- 
bership with this organization, died at Germantown, March 12, 1920. 
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 10, 1852, he was a son of 
Colonel James Ross Snowden, Esq., some years director of the United 
States Mint at Philadelphia, and grandson of Alajor-General Robert 


Patterson, a well known resident of the Quaker City and officer in the 
War of 1812, Mexican War and the Civil War. Paternally he descended 
from John Snowden, Esq., an early settler in New Jersey and Pennsyl- 
vania who held title to his lands in Philadelphia from the Duke of York. 
Mr. Snowden's admission to this Society, under election of June 12, 
1893, was in right of service of his great-great-grandfather. Dr. William 
Hooker Smith (1724-1815), of Rye, Connecticut, now New York, and 
Wyoming, Pennsylvania, W'ho was respectively private, captain and sur- 
geon, serving in the latter capacity to the troops attached to the Connec- 
ticut Line under Colonel Nathan Denison, at Forty Fort, Wyoming Valley, 
1778-9, and in General Sullivan's Expedition, 1779. Subsequently Mr. 
Snowden filed supplemental claims under the services of three great- 
grandsires: Lieutenant James Engle (1757-1821), of Germantown; Dr. 
Samuel Gustine (1749-1807), of Saybrook, Connecticut, and Carlisle, 
Pennsylvania, and Quartermaster Isaac Snowden (1732-1809), of Phila- 
delphia. By profession a civil engineer Mr. Snowden had for many years 
been connected in this capacity with the Amboy Division of the Penn- 
sylvania Railroad. LInmarried, he is survived by three sisters: Mrs. 
J. Stevenson Mitchell, president, Pennsylvania Chapter, National 
Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, and honorary 
president of National Society of United States Daughters of 1812, State 
of Pennsylvania; Mrs. William Stansfield and Miss Louise Hortense 
Snowden, dean of the Women's Department, University of Pennsylvania. 
The late Llewellyn Randolph Snowden, a brother, was a member of this 

JOHN BYERS STEEL, Judge of the Orphans' Court of Westmoreland 
County, Pennsylvania, died at Greensburg, October 3, 1920. The son 
of William Steel by his wife Sarah Jane Brown, he was born at Hannas- 
town, Pennsylvania, February 17, 1861. His early education was obtained 
in the district schools, supplemented by a course in the Academy at New 
Alexandria and in the Greensburg Seminary. Later he entered the classical 
department of Geneva College and was graduated A. B. from that institu- 
tion with the Class of '85. Studying law in the office of Judge James A. 
Hunter, he was admitted to the bar of Westmoreland County in 1888, 
beginning practice in the office of Hon. W^elty McCullough, then a mem- 
ber of Congress, which resulted in the formation of a partnership under 
the name of McCullough and Steel, and this partnership lasted until the 
death of Mr. McCullough. When a separate Orphans' Court was created 
in Westmoreland County Mr. Steel was appointed president judge, 
April 26, 1901. At the following general election he was elected judge for 
the full term of ten years. The duties of this trust were discharged with 
efficiency and dispatch and Judge Steel retired with honor and distinction 
in January, 1912. In politics an ardent Republican, he served his party 
as a county committeeman in 1894, and as delegate at large to the National 


Conventions which nominated Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt. 
Identified with many prominent financial institutions of the county, he 
was particularly active in the development of its coal interests. In all 
his business relations Judge Steel maintained the highest standards of 
honor and integrity. His convictions were clear, his impulses kindly, 
generous and sound. He was a member of the Americus Club of Pitts- 
burgh, and the First Presbyterian Church of Greensburg, serving for 
many years as president of its board of trustees. His membership in this 
Society, under election of December 11, 1906, was in right of service of 
his great-grandfather, James Steel (1741-1823), private in Westmoreland 
County, Pennsylvania Associators, 1777. Judge Steel was married 
October 27, 1909, to Madge E. Montgomery, daughter of Judge Mont- 
gomery, of Seymour, Indiana, who survives him with five children. 

Respectfully submitted, 

/W7M J.^ 





Secretary. t 

On motion of Mr. Boger the report was accepted and 
ordered to be printed in the Annual Proceedings. 

The Treasurer's Report was then called for, whereupon Mr. 
Frank Battles, Treasurer of the Society, read his report and 
that of the Auditors, as follows: 


in account with 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Year ended March 31, 1921 

Annual Report 






To Balance on hand April 1, 1920 











To Annual Dues . . 

To Interest on Deposits 

To Interest on Investments 


To Church Service Account from Horace Magee 

Memorial Fund 

To Washington Birthday Reception 

To Temporary Loan from Permanent Fund. . . . 
To Sale of seven enameled buttons 


To Supplemental Fees 

To Initiation Fees (38t members) 

To Life Membership (21 members) 

To Transfer from Permanent Fund, Interest on 

To Transfer from Permanent Fund, Church 
Service, from Horace Magee Memorial Fund 





24 Members delinquent, amount due $118.00 
4 Members paid since closing of books $24.00 





By Annual Meeting, 1920 

By One Addressograph 

By Church Service 

By Washington's Birthday Reception 

By Publication of Proceedings 

By Headquarter 's Expenses: — 

Rent $600.00 

Salary' — Clerical help 765.00 

General Expenses 411.21 

By Dues to General Society 

By Temporary Loan to Wayne Monument Fund 

By Initiation Fee returned 

By Board of Managers 

By Color Guard Insignia, Examination of Appli- 
cations, Subscriptions to Historical Society, 
etc., etc 

By Postage and Stationery 

By Printing 

By Investment $1,500 — 2nd Liberty Loan bond 

By Investment S2,000— 2nd Liberty Loan Bond 

By Transfer to General Fund, Church Service, 

from Horace Magee iNIemorial Fund 

By Transfer to General Fund, Interest on In- 

5 267.75 















By Cash Balance of S2,741.39 at March 31, 1921, 
in the Pennsylvania Com.pany for Insurance 
on Lives, etc 


992.23; 1,738.97 

TOTALS .S6,207.99|$5,302.35 



At March 31, 1921 


Cash Balance in The Pennsylvania Co. 

♦♦Mortgage 1310 S. Faxson St., at 5.4% 
and 6% 

♦♦Mortgage 1312 S. Faxson St., at 5.4% 
and 6% 

Lehigh Valley Railroad General Con- 
solidated Mortgage Gold Bonds 4% 
due 2003, $5000 at 69 

Pennsylvania Railroad Co. General 
Mortgage 4^% bonds, due 1965, 
$3,000 at 78K 

City of Philadelphia 3K% loan, due 
1934, $5,000 at 87 

Philadelphia Traction Co. guaranteed 
stock of 8%, 56 shares at 52 

City of Philadelphia 3^% loan, due 
1931-34, $4,000 at 87 

Philadelphia Traction Co. guaranteed 
stock of 8%, 40 shares at 52 

Electric & Peoples Traction stock trust 
certificates, guaranteed 4%, $4,500 
at 55 

Reading Co. General Mortgage Gold 
Bonds 4%, due 1997, $3,000 at 79 J^ . . 

Lehigh & New England General Mort- 
gage 5% Bond, due 1954, $1000 at 90. 

First Liberty Loan converted 4X% 

Second Liberty Loan converted 4>4%, 

Third Liberty Loan bonds 4>^% 

Fourth Liberty Loan Bonds 4J^% 


Par Value 






















$30,563.47 $14,330.19 

♦♦Interest on South Faxson Street Mortgages were increased by the Board of 

Managers from 5.4%, to 6% to take effect July 23, 1920. 

Office Furniture and Fixtures are carried on the books at a cost value of $350.00 
Liberty Bonds are listed above at face value. 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 


as at March 31, 1921 

Held by the Attorney, The Pennsylvania Company for Insurance on Lives 
and Granting Annuities, at the above date 












United States 43<4% 3rd Liberty Loan. . 

United States 4>^% 4th Liberty Loan. . 

United States 4% Liberty Loan con- 
verted 4}i% 

United States 4% 1st Liberty Loan con- 
verted 4^"% 

Pennsylvania Railroad Company General 
Mortgage 4>^'s 

Lehigh Valley Railroad Company General 
Consolidated Mortgage 4% 

United States 4J4^% 2nd Liberty Loan 

United States 4;<% 4th Liberty Loan. . 


City of Philadelphia 3>^'s 


1310 South Pa.xson Street at 6% 

1312 South Paxson Street at 6% 

56 shares Philadelphia Traction Company 


15 Sept. 
15 Oct., 


15 Nov., 


15 June, 


1 June, 


1 May, 


15 Nov., 
15 Oct., 


1 July, 


On demand 
On demand 

Interest Periods 

Mar. and Sept. 
Apr. and Oct. 

May and Nov. 

June and Dec. 

June and Dec. 

May and Nov. 

May and Nov. 
Apr. and Oct. 

1 Jan. and July 

23 Jan. and July 
23 Jan. and July 















Lehigh & New England Railroad General 
Mortgage 5's 

Reading & P. & R. C. & I. General Mort- 
gage 4's 

United States 4|<% 3rd Liberty Loan . . 

United States 45<% 4th Liberty Loan. . 

United States 4)4% Liberty Loan con- 

United States 4% 1st Liberty Loan con- 
verted 4X's 


Electric & Peoples Traction 4% St. Trust 


Philadelphia City 3K's 

Philadelphia City 3K's 

40 shares Philadelphia Traction Company 


1 July, 1954 

1 Jan., 
15 Sept., 
15 Oct., 

15 June, 

15 June, 





1 Oct., 1945 
1 July, 1931 
1 July, 1934 

Interest Periods 

1 Jan and July 

1 Jan. and July 
15 Mar. and Sept. 
15 April and Oct. 

15 June and Dec. 

15 June and Dec. 

1 Apr. and Oct. 
1 Jan. and July 
1 Jan and July. 

Certificate of the Pennsylvania Company for Insurance on Lives and Granting 

We hereby certify as to the correctness of the above mentioned securities. 
The Pennsylvania Company for Insurance on Lives and Granting Annuities 

March 31, 1921. Trust Officer. 


This is to certify that I have made an audit of the books and accounts of 
Mr. Frank Battles, Treasurer, Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution, 
224 South Fifteenth Street, Philadelphia, Penna., for the twelve months ended 
March 31, 1921, and find same correct. 

The Schedules of Cash Receipts and Payments, Funds and Securities herein 
contained are in accordance with the books and represent in my judgment the 
true condition of the Society. 

F.^B. Emerson, 

April 2, 1921. Certified Public Accountant. 

On motion of Mr. Boger the report was accepted and or- 
dered to be printed in the forthcoming book of Proceedings. 


The following report from the Wayne Monument Com- 
mittee was read by the Secretary: 

April 4, 1921. 
Mr. Wm. Innes Forbes, 

Secretary pro tem, 

Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution, 
1300 Locust St., Philadelphia. 
Dear Mr. Forbes: 

In the last report that I submitted to the Society on behalf of the Wayne 
Monument Committee, attention was called to the selection of a suitable and 
distinguished site for the proposed monument adjacent to the western ter- 
minus of the Parkway. 

While your Committee was assured at the time that this location would 
be available, the action of the Commissioners of Fairmount Park was subse- 
quently confirmed by its Board by the adoption of the following resolution: 

"Resolved, That that portion of the ground within the boundaries of 
the Parkway formed by the oval at the intersection of the northeast end of 
the Crescent and Pennsylvania Avenue be allotted as a site for the erection of 
a monument to General Anthony Wayne by the Wayne Monument Committee 
of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution, subject to such terms 
and conditions as may be hereafter agreed upon by the Commissioners and 
the Committee." 

As referred to in a previous report to the Society it was the opinion of 
your Committee that, before undertaking to solicit contributions to the 
project outside of the membership of the Society, as instructed by the Board 
of Managers, it would be desirable to have some idea of the design of the 
monument and treatment of the site to submit, with the statement of the 
approximate cost involved. As conditions governing the cost of such works 
have been such as to upset all previous estimates of the funds required for the 
execution of the monument, it seemed expedient to defer obtaining a pre- 
liminary design and estimate until the outlook was more encouraging. 

It would seem, however, that the time is at hand when the Committee 
should take definite action not only in the hope of securing more reasonable 
estimates of cost, but the approaching 150th anniversary of the signing of 
the Declaration of Independence not only affords a most appropriate occasion 
for the dedication of the Wayne Monument, but should lend a new signifi- 
cance to the project and stimulate popular and patriotic interest in it. This 
aspect of the matter and the steps necessary to obtain preliminary designs 
and estimates will be presented to the Committee for consideration at an 
early date. 

I regret that an engagement prevents my attendance at the meeting 
this evening, and, in the absence of the Chairman of the Committee, I beg 
to submit the foregoing as a progress report. 

Yours very truly, 

Horace Wells Sellers, 

HWS-L Wayne Monument Committee. 

The Chairman: Would it not be well to accept this report? 
It does not seem to me that anything is presented in the report 
that we can to-night act upon intelligently. 

On motion the report was received and referrred to the 
incoming board of managers. 


Major Joseph A. Steinmetz: Mr. Chairman, while you were 
voting on the approval of the financial report, the secretary and 
I had a little side conference, and with your permission the 
words "Expenses of color guard, etc., $387" should be changed 
to omit the words "of color guard." It covers a number of 

The Chairman: We will consider the report approved. 

Colonel Franklin offered the following resolution and moved 
its adoption: 

Whereas, The Pennsylvania Society Sons of the Revolution, with a 
profound belief and trust in Almighty God, believes that the principles of 
unselfish national service and undivided loyalty to our Government, as founded 
and maintained by our forefathers, should be the guiding motives of all 
Americans; therefore be it 

Resolved, That a declaration of these principles should at this time 
be made public, and that this Society should take an active part in inculcating 
this Americanism among all citizens, with a view to instilling into those parti- 
cularly who have been born in foreign lands a proper love for, faith in, and 
loyalty to, our Flag, our Government, and our Law; and be it further 

Resolved, That this Society advocate the establishment of a national 
and annual day to be known as All-American Day, upon which all citizens 
may turn their thoughts to devotion to God and the Land which gives us the 
liberty of thought and action for which we all stand. 

The Chairman: It is simply a resolution answering the 
question, do we stand for loyalty or for sedition? Do we believe 
in the Constitution and do we desire to insist upon laws being 

The resolution was unanimously adopted. 

Mr. Battles was called to the Chair. 

Honorable Norris S. Barratt: As you know, I have been a 
member of this Society for some years. This is the first time in 
the history of the Society that we have met without the presence 
of Colonel J. Granville Leach. This afternoon I received a letter 
from him, which I will now read : 

Hon'ble Norris S. Barratt: 
Chairman Board of Managers, 
Pennsylvania Society Sons of the Revolution. 
Dear Judge Barratt: 

_ The condition of my health forbids me attending the meeting of the 
Society to-night. It will be the first annual meeting since the organization 
was founded at which I have not been present. 

As you are aware I declined re-nomination to the presidency of the Society, 
and, as you are further aware, the nominating committee will present the name 


of Vice-president Harrison in nomination to succeed me. This meets my 
hearty approval and I am sure it does yours. 

Desiring to tender the Society some token of my continued interest in it, 
and of my deep appreciation of the kindly support and courtesy ever extended 
to me by the Board of Managers and members of the organization, in the 
various positions to which I have been chosen, I herewith enclose a one 
thousand dollar Third Liberty Loan Bond, and beg that you will hand the 
same to the Treasurer, to be placed in the Permanent Fund, or, the Wayne 
Monument Fund, the choice of deposit to be named by the Board. 

I am with much regard, 

Faithfully yours, 

J. Granville Leach. 
April 4th, 192L 

There is the letter and here is the bond. (Applause). It is 
a very pleasant duty to present it in Colonel Leach's name to 
the Society and move that it be accepted with thanks. 

The motion was unanimously carried by a rising vote. 

Honorable Norris S. Barratt: I now desire to present a 
resolution which I hope will also receive a unanimous endorse- 

Whereas, Colonel J. Granville Leach was not only a Founder, but in fact 
the most active Founder of the Pennsvlvania Society of Sons of the Revolution 
on April 3, 1888; and 

Whereas, Since that time, now thirty-three years, he has unselfishly de- 
voted his time and best efforts to the service of the Society as Manager, 
Historian, Vice-President, and for the last two years as President, during all 
of which time he has been Chairman of the Committee on Membership as 
well as a member of the Board of Managers; and 

Whereas, By reason of his age and ill-health, he has declined to again 
accept the office of President of the Society for another year, which we deeply 
regret; and 

Whereas, It is desired to place on record our love and affection for him as 
a Founder, as well as our deep respect and appreciation of his long and faithful 
services to the Society, w"hich cannot be overestimated; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution 
unanimously elects Colonel J. Granville Leach as Honorary President for 
the term of his life, so that we shall continue to have the benefit of his advice 
and assistance when his health w^ill permit him to be with us. 

Resolved, That this resolution shall be duly engrossed, certified by the 
officers of the Society, framed, and presented to Colonel Leach. 

I offer this resolution and move its adoption. 

The resolution was unanimously adopted. 

Honorable Norris S. Barratt: In presenting this resolution, 
it having been agreed to, I desire to add that I believe the 
members of the Society do not fully appreciate the services 
Colonel Leach has rendered to us in the various positions he has 
filled. To begin with, he was most active in the work of founding 


the Society. At the first meeting of the founders he made the 
motion for its organization, and nominated the first officers 
chosen, and he was chosen a member of its first Board of Managers. 
Two years later, 1890, the office of Historian was created, and 
Colonel Leach was chosen for the position, to which he was 
annually re-elected until 1912, when he was chosen a Vice- 
President, and I was chosen Historian in his stead. On January 
9, 1919, Colonel Leach was unanimously elected by the Board 
of Managers President of the Society to fill the vacancy caused 
by the death of Richard M. Cadwalader, Esq., and at our annual 
meeting in 1920 he was unanimously reelected President, in 
which ofifice he has served until our meeting to-night. Doubtless 
the most laborious position in the Society is that of Chairman 
of the Membership Committee. This position Colonel Leach has 
filled since the early days of the Society, and of the more than 
four thousand applications for membership, original and supple- 
mental, most of these were examined by him, and bear his en- 
dorsement or approval. The task involved in this work is 
almost incalculable. Colonel Leach was also prominent in the 
matter of forming the General Society of Sons of the Revolution ; 
was a member of the Convention that framed its Constitution, 
and of the Congress that formed the General Society, as well as 
of most of its Triennial Congresses that have since been held, 
in all of which he took an active part. He is, indeed, entitled 
to be well thought of by our Society. We cannot do him too 
much honor. 

I read sometime ago a very interesting article on our Na- 
tional flag, published by our brother member, Mr. Louis Barcroft 
Runk. In the closing part of this article, brother Runk made a 
statement he would not have made had he been a member of this 
Society in 1893. His words give color to the belief that Dr. 
Edward Brooks, then the head of the Public Schools of Phila- 
delphia, was the author and originator of Flag Day. The 
author of that day is Colonel Leach. Conceiving the idea that 
the 14th day of June should be recognized in American annals as 
Flag Day, and that it should be celebrated thereafter by the 
display of the American flag from every home in the land, he 
presented this idea to some of the officers of the Pennsylvania 
Society of Colonial Dames of America, among whom was Mrs. 
Elizabeth D. Gillespie, one of the Vice-Presidents of that Society. 
He strongly urged that Society to inaugurate a movement to 
have the day so known and celebrated. Mrs. Gillespie heartily 
approved of his suggestion, and promised to lay the matter 
before the Society at its next meeting. A few days later, April 
26, 1893, the Society held a meeting at the Acorn Club, at which 


Mrs. Gillespie presented his suggestion, which met with approval, 
and on her motion the following resolution was then adopted : 

Whereas, The Flag of the United States was adopted on June 14, 1777, 
therefore, Resolved, that the Society of Colonial Dames of Pennsylvania 
respectfully requests the Mayor and all others in authority in this City, and 
all private citizens, to display from their residences, public offices and places 
of business, our National emblem on June 14th, and that this day may here- 
after be known as "Flag Day", and that on this day the children of the Public 
Grammar Schools be gathered together as far as practicable, and a small flag 
be given to each child with a few words as to the origin of the American Flag. 

By vote of the Society Mrs. Gillespie was given power to 
take action in the matter, in pursuance of which she conferred 
with Dr. Brooks, who heartily entered into the spirit of the move- 
ment, and was instrumental in having the school children occupy 
a prominent place in the first obser\'ance of the day, as well as of 
many recurring anniversaries of the day. 

On the 8th of May, following this action of the Society of 
Colonial Dames, at a meeting of the Board of Managers of the 
Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution, Colonel Leach 
offered this resolution: 

Whereas, The Continental Congress on the 14th day of June, 1777, 
passed the following resolution: 

"Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen states be thirteen stripes, alternate 
red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, repre- 
sentating a new constellation." 

A nd Whereas, The Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America 
have inaugurated the movement to have the 14th day of June known as Flag 
Day, and the same forever hereafter observed by the display of the American 
flag from every home in the land. 

Therefore, Resolved, That this Board do heartily endorse the said move- 
ment, and earnestly express the hope that every member of this Society will 
display the National Flag on said day, and that, with the view of having the 
day observed throughout the country, the Secretary be directed to transmit 
copies of this resolution to the President of the United States and Territories, 
the Press Associations, the Commissioners of the Columbian Exposition, the 
State Societies of Sons of the Revolution, and the members of the Society." 

The resolution was unanimously adopted, and immediately 
thereafter our then most worthy Secretary of the Society, Ethan 
Allen Weaver, Esq., transmitted printed copies of the same to all 
parties named. This action, on the part of our Society, was 
largely responsible for the fact that the 14th day of June became 
recognized and observed throughout the United States as Flag 

As Colonel Leach is living, but not with us in person to- 
night, it seemed a fitting time to mention the facts I have nar- 
rated, that, not only he, but also this Society, should have the 


credit to which each is entitled in the matter of estabhshing Flag 
Day. In conclusion, let me add that during the thirty-three 
years of the life of our Society, there was not a detail of the most 
minute character relating to its welfare that Colonel Leach failed 
to carry out, and to illustrate this statement I may tell you that, 
he had asked me to see that cigars were provided for this meeting, 
and just before I left home to come here he called me on the 
'phone from his sick room and said, "Judge, did you order the 

Honorable Norris S. Barratt resumed the Chair. 

Mr. Battles: I have to present two proposed amendments 
to our by-laws, which, under the by-laws, will lie over for one year. 
To neither of them, I think, will there be objection. 

The Chairman: I assume they have something to do with 
money ? 

Mr. Battles: One has something to do with money. I 
never knew an organization that was unwilling to pass a resolu- 
tion increasing the initiation fee. Members might object to 
increasing the dues but were always willing to vote favorably on 
increasing the initiation fee because they were in and escaped that. 
Under our by-laws fifty dollars constitutes a life membership, 
five dollars annual dues and ten dollars initiation. There is a 
provision, however, that if a man pays fifty dollars upon being 
elected he then is excused from paying his ten dollars initiation, 
so quite a number of us are guilty perhaps of that offense, as I 
was myself. I will say that these proposed amendments have the 
endorsement of the board. I will not go through their phrase- 
ology because it is long, but they propose to strike out those 
words so that a man must pay his initiation fee even though he 
become a life member. It will amount to that. It goes to our 
permanent fund and we need it. 

The other resolution is in accord, I think, with the best 
practice of the day, and that is that the officers are ex-ofificio 
members of the board. The board itself is composed of nine 
members. It is proposed to amend our by-laws so that the term 
of members of the board shall be serial, that is, three renewed 
each year, instead of the entire board, giving the board rather 
more permanency of tenure than when the entire board is elected 
at one time. Those are the two resolutions. 

Mr. Gillespie: Would you accept as an amendment to 
increase the life membership fee to one hundred dollars? 


The Chairman: Anything that means more money the 
treasurer will agree to. 

Air. Gillespie: I say this tentatively because this evening 
I dined with my sister, who is a member of the Society of Colonial 
Dames, and she told me that the Colonial Dames charge two 
hundred dollars for a life membership. I know other Societies 
charge one hundred dollars at least. 

The Chairynan: The difference is that members of this 
Society would have to pay it themselves. The Colonial Dames 
get it from their husbands. 

A Member: They are not all married. 

Mr. Battles: As a matter of fact, while I am quite willing 
to insert one hundred dollars instead of fifty dollars, I assume 
that, when these proposed amendments come up a year hence, 
we may then, following a regular procedure, further amend the 
particular by-law in the matter of the sum for life-membership. 

The Chairman: Does Mr. Gillespie want to amend this 

Mr. Gillespie: I simply make the suggestion. 

The Chairvian: This is a time of uplifting humanity. The 
secretary will note the suggestion. 

Mr. Runk: I am very glad to have you tell me about the 
part the Society had in instituting Flag Day. If I can be given 
proof of it, I shall be very glad to make the correction in any 
subsequent edition of that book. 

I really got on my feet for another matter. It seems to me 
that this Society has an untilled field for increasing its member- 
ship in sons of those who are already in it. I believe there are a 
great many sons of members in our ranks who are not already 
members. The sons think "I can join someday. Father belongs 
and everybody knows I can join because father is there." In 
time the father passes away and the sons may not join and their 
interest in the Society is lost. M;" feeling is that the Society 
could largely increase the present membership if the offer were 

The Chairman: Your idea would be that the sons are needed 
badly now. 

Mr. Runk: Yes, sir. I think the effort can be made now to 
have every father put his sons in. In this day we have various 
father and son movements. In the first place I think we will 
increase our income from this. In the second place it will give 


us men whose interest will be assured before their fathers die, 
and it would continue their interest in the Society after their 
fathers pass away. 

The Chairman: My boys are in it now. 

Mr. Runk: I would like to suggest this resolution. In 
suggesting it my feeling is that we ought to make it possible for a 
man to put in his son v/ithout preparing duplicates of his own pa- 
pers. We have an official secretary and a secretary's assistant. 
I think those papers could, perhaps, be prepared in the office of 
the secretary where the originals are. All necessary to do would 
be to take the line of descent from father to son. If possible, 
I would like it arranged so a man would not have to duplicate 
the records already in possession of the Society. With a view 
of bringing the matter before the meeting I suggest this resolution : 

Resolved, That the Board of Managers be requested to address a letter 
to each member of this Society, urging him to at once propose for membership 
in this Society, any and all adult sons of such member, and offering the ser- 
vices of the Secretary's assistant, at a nominal cost, in the preparation of the 
necessary genealogical papers, and further offering (if the rules of the Society 
can properly permit it) to dispense with the preparation and production of 
any proofs of ancestral descent, or of the necessary Revolutionary services of 
such ancestors that would merely duplicate any records already on file with 
this Society. 

I shall be very glad to hear any criticism of this resolution 
and to learn if it is not possible to submit the whole matter to 
the Board of Managers to handle at their discretion. I believe 
it would largely increase our membership and be a benefit to 
us in the future. 

Mr. Walter S. Johnson: As regards qualification I am 
perfectly willing, and in fact if the resolution had not been pre- 
sented I would recommend it to the incoming board. I have 
not any sons but I have a nephew and I would like to amend that 
motion to include the nephew. (Laughter). 

The Chairman: I assume Mr. Runk will accept the amend- 

Mr. Runk: I will say sons and relatives. 

The Chairman: Why not say male relatives? 

Colonel Franklin: Mr. Steinmetz is not only anxious to 
put in his son but to set things straight. I request that the secre- 
tary of the color guard be called upon to speak on this point. 

Mr. Steinmetz: Mr. Runk's excellent proposal has in large 
part been answered, because that is exactly what we are doing, 
in this sense, however, that we do not eliminate papers, and it 


would seem to me a great mistake to eliminate individual papers, 
if for no other reason than in the matter of serial dating and 
binding. It is no trouble to make out papers of sons and father. 
The way it is done is this. If any son of a man here wants to 
join he puts his own date and name in, and his marriage if you 
please, brings it to his father and leaves the trunk stop there. 
Then the blank goes to our secretary who, for the fee of one 
dollar, brings it down to the father's report complete in all 
details that have been verified by our claims committee. That 
paper then is ready for binding. It would make a great mix-up 
five years from now to find a paper referring to an ancient volume 
in the file of twenty years ago. It is no particular trouble to 
look up a line of descent already on file and papers, such as I 
speak of, are now in preparation. 

Also I might say that, the board of managers appointed the 
color guard an ofificial recruiting committee and we only received 
notice a month or so ago. We are starting in and are under way 
splendidly and it is our firm determination to get at least two 
hundred members next year. It can be done and is only a ques- 
tion of our activity and the activity of the members. I take this 
opportunity with your permission to appoint Mr. Runk one of 
the recruiting committee with us. I should not be surprised if 
the Color Guard secured five hundred new members next year. 
The response is perfectly tremendous. It has awakened a new 
feeling in our people. I have never seen anything like it. Every- 
where I go, every person I see, is alert and keen. Requests for 
papers keep us busy sending them out, and while it is not 
unanimous, I am firmly convinced that every one here will hand 
us anywhere from one to three names. Please have application 
papers made out in duplicate. We get a great many single 
papers. That necessitates going all over it again and getting 
signatures to the second paper and affidavits. With Mr. Runk's 
plan in operation, assistants being appointed in our group, if 
required, we look for a splended increase next year. If the chair- 
man will kindly echo my request to the membership, asking 
every man here to get his son, or cousin, or nephew, or brother, or 
father, if you please, into this Society, it will be a great national 
mxessage, because there is only one definite thing for this Society 
to do, and that is to make the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the 
Revolution the first in membership in the United States of America . 

A Member: I will enter three sons. 

Afr. Runk: My resolution was not intended to dispense with 
any papers to be put on file, but merely to dispense with dupli- 
cating a lot of records. For instance, if we have a will a hundred 


years old, to prove descent from father to son, we should not 
ask that when the son came in the will be duplicated by another 
certified copy. 

The Chairman: If the will were once put in evidence, the 
copy submitted would be deposited with the application it 
served to strengthen in the office of the Registrar and eventually 
be bound with the application in the Society's Collections. 

Mr. Steinmetz: There is a full page on the back of the appli- 
cation blank for the individual services of the applicant. The 
younger group of men, let us say anywhere from fifty down, who 
have little boys coming along, should know there is a page for 
their individual achievements, and it becomes a personal matter, 
a matter of pride and distinct pleasure to fill in your civic work in 
that single page, which carries the other page with it of Revo- 
lutionary achievement. I think, too, if you just bring the son's 
line up to that of the father's or uncle's, it is a very simple thing 
to make a really tangible proposition of his membership. 

Mr. Gillespie: Judge Henderson has suggested that we have 
a junior membership, those under twenty-one years of age, for 
a very moderate fee. There are a number of societies of a similar 
character that have such a membership. I simply throw this 
out as Judge Henderson's suggestion, as something to be con- 

The Chairman: I think that would require an amendment 
to our Constitution. 

Mr. Gillespie: I wondered if someone would discuss it and, 
perhaps, give notice! 

The Chairman: Suppose we refer that to the board. 

Mr. Gillespie: With Judge Henderson's permission I will 
make such a motion. 

The Chairman: It has been moved and seconded that the 
idea of having a junior membership of Sons of the Revolution 
shall be referred to the Board of Managers for their consideration 
and report. 

The motion was carried. 

The Chairman: When I have any trouble in court I always 
tell it to the jury as a question of fact, so I will say: Gentlemen 
of the Jury, you have heard what has been so very well said to 
you by Mr. Runk and Mr. Steinmetz. If you have any sons 
propose them for membership. Propose them, recommend them, 
and have their applications made on duplicate papers, otherwise 


it will hurt Brother Steinmetz's feelings. It will also facilitate 
the work of the Committee on Membership claims who have to 
examine them and sign them twice. I do not think we could 
dispense with individual admission and supplemental claims 
papers in duplicate. First, because all such papers are, in due 
season, bound and become a part of the archives of the State 
Society — the duplicate papers are, in each case, sent to the 
General Society and go to make up its fuller archives. Second, 
should a member desire to transfer his membership to another 
State Society, a copy of his papers on file in the Pennsylvania 
Society would be required. Should the original plan, now work- 
ing in all the State Societies, not be substantially adhered to, 
considerable complications would from time to time arise in the 
Secretary's of^ce as well as with the membership committee. 

A Member: I do not see why the board should address 
letters to those who are not here, urging proposals of member- 
ship. Perhaps that had better, be left out of the resolution. I 
am looking for results. 

The Chairynan: It has boiled itself down to this, that the 
attention of the membership at large be called to the fact that 
we desire to have their sons with us, and that they be asked to 
propose them. 

Mr. Gillespie: Not long ago I received a communication 
from Judge Bonniwell, who is president of the Sons of the Ameri- 
can Revolution, stating that his Society is taking an active part 
in transferring a statue of Benjamin Franklin from Baltimore to 
Connecticut, and that in connection therewith, there will be a 
two-days' celebration in Philadelphia. It was not sent to me as 
secretary, but I think that owing to my former title it came to 
me, and I assume that Mr. Bonniwell meant it for the Society 
to take part. 

The Chairman: What kind of a part, financial or social? 

Mr. Gillespie: To assist in some celebration for two days, 
Saturday and Sunday. I did not mean to mention it but on 
impulse spoke of it. 

The Chairman: We have your idea. Is there any impulse 
on the part of the Society to spend two days in celebrating the 
m.oving of Benjamin Franklin through Philadelphia? I think 
it is a very heavy statue. Did anything come with it? 

Mr. Gillespie: No. 

The Chairman: I am unable to assure the Society of any- 
thing except work on the statue. 


Mr. Gillespie: I offer no resolution. 

The Chairman: The Secretary will receive and file the com- 

The next business in order is the election of officers, delegates 
and alternates. The chair will receive nominations. 

Mr. Boger: The nominating committee, having been in 
receipt of information that our very worthy president desired 
to retire, acted in accordance with his instructions and selected 
a new president, whose name will be presented to you together 
with a list of the other officers. The committee present as their 
unanimous selection the names of the following members: 

Charles Custis Harrison, LL.D. 


Hon. Charlemagne Tower, LL.D. 

Rt. Rev. James Henry Darlington, D.D., LL.D. 

Hon. Norris Stanley Barratt, LL.D. 

Colonel Asher Miner, U. S. A. 

Capt. Edward Stalker Sayres 

Major Gouverneur Cadwalader 

Frank Battles 

John Woolf Jordan, LL.D. 

Henry Heston Belknap 

Rev. George Woolsey Hodge, S.T.D. 

Stanti^ey Griswold Flagg, Jr. 

Hon. John Morin Scott 

Major William Innes Forbes 

Joseph Fornance 

William Currie Wilson 

Lt. Col. Clarence Payne Franklin, M.D. 

Brig.-Gen. Harry C. Trexler, LL.D. 

Commander Clement Biddle, M.D., U. S. N. 

Powell Evans 




Captain Thomas Cadwalader 
Colonel Edward Carpenter, U. S. A. 
Major Joseph Knox Fornance 
George Cuthbert Gillespie 
Harrold Edgar Gillingham 
Major Henry Reed Hatfield 
William Macpherson Hornor 

Frank Willing Leach 

Rev. Henry AL\rtyx Medary 

Colonel Howard Campbell Price, U. S. A. 

Major Joseph Allison Steinmetz 

Captain Richard Vaux 

Captain Ogden Dungan Wilkinson 


Thomas Hand Ball 

Lieut. Norris Stanxey Barratt, Jr. 

Paul H. Barnes, Jr. 

Captain Harry Waln Harrison 

Capt. Frank E. Schermerhorn 

Major Edward Hoopes 

Major John IVL^rston, 3d, U. S. M. C. 

Major John Burton Mustin 

Benjamin S. Mechling 

Major Louis Barcroft Runk 

Horace Wells Sellers 

John Williams 

Lieut. Richard Fairfield Warren 

On motion of Mr. Boger the nominations were closed and 
the secretary instructed to cast the ballot for the nominees. 

The secretary reported that the ballot had been cast and 
the nominees elected. 

The Chair7nan: Has any member of the Society anything 
to offer? 

Commander Biddle: I have two things I want to say. The 
first is in reference to the War of the Revolution and the other 
is to introduce a very distinguished member. What I wish to 
emphasize in reference to the War of the Revolution is this: 
If you examine the various campaigns, beginning at Bunker Hill 


and winding up somewhat later, you will find that the British 
forces failed in every case to pursue. Bunker Hill was fought 
June 17th, 1775, before the immortal George Washington com- 
manded the Army, and when the British had captured the Hill, 
although they lost a thousand men and we only two hundred and 
fifty, they made no pursuit whatever. If they had done so and 
attacked the American forces in going over Charleston Neck 
they could, I think, have ended the campaign there. Skip, and 
go to the Battle of Brooklyn Heights. They beat us there and 
Washington crossed in barges to the New York side. The 
British made no pursuit whatever. Go on to Brandywine in 
the suburbs of our City. The British there had about 18,000 
men and we had 11,000. It was fought September 11th, 1777. 
They beat us. They made no pursuit. Washington retreated 
to Chester. If the British had pursued they would have cor- 
nered Washington against the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers 
and have beaten us again to a frazzle. Then there is the fre- 
quent statement about what is popularly called the "Paoli 
Massacre." It was not a massacre at all. General Gray simply 
made a night attack against General Wayne. General Wayne's 
pickets were driven in, a good many men were killed, we were 
forced to retreat, but it was not in any sense a massacre. At 
that tim^e General Gray, who was the great grandfather of the 
late Lord Grey, Governor General of Canada, occupied a house 
in Philadelphia belonging to John Franklin. He cut out the 
portrait of Benjamin Franklin, and when he came back as Gover- 
nor-General of Canada he sent this portrait to Washington. 
I think it is still hanging in the White House. There is one 
more thing. At the Battle of Yorktown the question came up 
as to what kind of music should be played when the British 
troops surrendered their arms. The selection was "The World 
Turned Upside Down". If the British had pursued the Ameri- 
cans on every possible occasion we now would be living under 
the cross of St. George. Those things are not generally stated 
in history but they are facts. 

One thing more. We have here to-night a very distinguished 
officer, one who is altogether too modest. He served with the 
Naval Reserves on the French fighting line, one of the bravest 
men there. He served with the Fifth Regiment and is the only 
officer in the American Navy who got a Congressional Medal 
of Honor. I want to introduce him so you can see him. His 
name is Orlando H. Petty, one of the distinguished citizens of 

The Chairman: Can you not come up and say a word to us? 
We would like to see a man who has the Croiz de Guerre and 


Medal of Honor. Can you not come and stand by myself and 
Doctor Hodge? 

Commander Biddle: He is full of fight but altogether too 
bashful. I do not know whether you all realize what the Con- 
gressional Medal of Honor is. It corresponds to the Victoria 

The Chairman: We would be very glad if you would say 
a few words to us. 

Doctor Orlando H. Petty: I never did repeat anything about 
the events that brought me my decorations and I do not intend to. 
I did once repeat them by letter to an officer who was killed at 
that time but I cannot go over it and do not wish to. I think it 
ill becomes any of us to tell our own stories when the voices are 
forever stilled of those who did far nobler deeds and said nothing 
of them at all. x\nd I feel that way about the things I was 
credited with and did do. I can however honestly say to the 
younger members that I did not neglect or shirk any duty on 
account of pains, and I put in six months on the front line with 
the Fifth Marines. I might have gone further than that and 
done more but that is not for me to boast of. I appreciate very 
much the honor of the Congressional Medal of Honor and of the 
other decorations of the United States, or foreign countries 
either, but I also want to tell you that I honestly feel that there 
were hundreds and perhaps thousands, I am sure it was hundreds 
of men who did as much if not more than I did and who never 
even received a citation. I always have been lucky, and I was 
lucky in getting recognition for what I did. I also want to say 
to the younger men that I do not consider it luck at all that I 
got in the war. I do not consider it luck at all that I got over in 
the battle area and got to the front. I volunteered in one 
organization of our United States Military forces, and had no 
chance to my mind of getting over, so at the suggestion of Comman- 
der Biddle and others I changed before the war to another organi- 
zation which promised me I would get over, so there was not any 
luck about it. There is some luck in things but where there is a 
will there is nearly always a way. Luck does not extend, how- 
ever, to your coming back or getting through the war. That I 
firmly believe is guided by Higher Powers to a definite decision. 
I want to thank you all for your attention and beg that you will 
excuse me for not making a speech. I am not a speech-maker. 

Commander Biddle: Doctor Petty has not told half the story. 

The Chairman: He has not told any of it but we want to 
thank him for what he told us. 


Commander Biddle: I read his record carefully and this is 
what he did. He stood his ground when the fight was going on 
about him, when many were killed and others ran away, and he 
stood there like a man. That is what he did. 

The Chairman: Commander Biddle, what you state about 
the history of the Revolution is absolutely accurate as I read 
history. I was taught that there was a massacre at Paoli but I 
heard the late eminent Dr. Frederick D. Stone, librarian of the 
Historical Society years ago, say it never was a real massacre. 
I also recollect reading that they said at Bunker Hill, "Don't 
shoot until you see the whites of their eyes." That I understood 
was the order. At the Battle of Brooklyn, the British were slow 
to follow up their advantage when they had defeated the Am^er- 
can forces there, and the Essex Regiment of Massachusetts, 
which was formed of Gloucester and Salem fishermen, got boats 
and took the troops from Brooklyn Heights and saved them. 
A curious thing is that the same thing occurred again when 
Washington crossed the Delaware near Newton. Those Ameri- 
can troops that took the Army over were the Essex Regiment. 
They were Gloucester fishermen. It only shovN^s what a wise 
man Washington was in getting the right people, because there 
were no better seamen in this Country than those Massachusetts 
Salem and Gloucester fishermen. They could go out in any- 
thing, and to get across even the Delaware at night with the 
storm and ice was a feat. At Yorktown, as you said, if the 
British had followed up their advantage the result might have 
been different, but the French were there, and we have never 
really known which was entitled to the credit of winning that 
war, whether the French, or Americans, or both together. 

Commander Biddle: There were more French there than 


The Chairman: They were in ships. 

Commander Biddle: No, sir. 

The Chairman: I thought the French fleet came up. 

Commander Biddle: I could tell you about that but it is 
too long a story. I want to say it was Count deGrasse who 
came in and if he had not come Cornwallis would have gone. 
He did leave in barges and some got over. This is what I say 
to-day and what I have already said. The paths of glory seem 
to lead to a medical degree. I want to name five people whom 
you all know well. Take General Warren, at Bunker Hill, a 


practicing physician, who gave his life. Take General Mercer, 
who was in the Continental Army. He gave his life too. Drop 
the curtain and come to recent years. General Ellsworth, who 
was adjutant general of the United States Army at Washington, 
began life in a medical board. Doctor Woods began as assistant 
surgeon, and here is the fifth case, Dr. Petty. The path of 
glor^' leads to a medical degree. 

The Chairman: You recall that old toast by a celebrated 
Philadelphia lawyer, the late Theodore Cuyler, when he was 
asked to give a toast, probably at the Continental Hotel. He 
said 'T give you this toast, to the 'Homoeopath' and the 'Allo- 
path'. Two paths of glory — the paths of glory that lead but 
to the grave." (Laughter). There are two paths of glory. 

Mr. Gillespie: The gentleman who spoke a moment ago 
about crossing the Delaware by Washington attributed it all to 
Massachusetts men. 

The Chairman: Who took them across in boats. 

Mr. Gillespie: It happens that General Stryker, of New 
Jersey, and W'. H. H. Davis, formerly of Doylestown, President 
of the Bucks County Historical Society, both found out that my 
great grandfather, a Pennsylvanian, assisted in the transfer of 
the boats. He happened to command the boat General Wash- 
ington crossed in. 

The Chairman: I always thought he was the figure with 
the Flag. 

Mr. Gillespie: No. 

The Chairman: I thought he told me that. Sometimes 
I get history mixed up. 

Mr. Boger: Since my connection with this Society in 1899 
I have missed very few meetings, but I regard this meeting 
to-night as the most interesting and most pleasant that I have 
ever attended. 

The Chairman: Although the spirits have been omitted 
and taken out by the Amendment. 

Mr. Boger: I think that its interest and pleasantness has 
been brought about mainly through the felicitousness of our 
worthy vice-president, the acting Chairman. (Applause). 

The Chairman: You will have a real president, Charles 
Custis Harrison, at our next meeting. 


Mr. Boger: We will have a real president but we all realize 
that in the person of our retired president and in our present 
vice-president, the present chairman of the Board of Managers, 
we have the two hardest and most earnest workers that this 
Society ever produced. 

The Chairman: I can only return the compliment by saying 
that the Secretary tells me to announce that refreshments will 
be served in the next room. 

On motion adjourned. 

J. Granville Leach, 




NoRRis S. Barratt, 

Chair^nan of Meeting. 


/ hereby give, devise and bequeath to the ''Pennsylvania Society 
of Sons of the Revolution," a Corporation organized under the Act 
of the General Assembly of the Comynonweallh of Pennsylva?iia, 
approved the tiveyity-ninth day of April, A. D. i8'/4,