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CLASS OF 1874 



1874 - 1909 


The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co. 





Dear Classmates: 

The death of George Dickerman saddened our last 
meeting, and put upon his successor a task for which 
he has little aptitude or time. These drawbacks have 
been enhanced by the fact that it has been hard in not 
a few cases to secure from members of the Class prompt 
replies to the biographical questions, and harder still 
to obtain the photographs needed to illustrate the book. 
Many of the Class seem to have been too modest to 
have themselves photographed in recent years. For- 
tunately the Secretary possesses an almost complete 
set of the Class photographs, so that each member's 
face, either past or present, will look out from the pages 
of the record and greet each living member of the Class 
even if he never attends a Class meeting. It will be 
noticed that the book aims to give a complete account 
of the life of every member since graduation, and is, 
therefore, not merely a supplement to previous issues. 

The Secretary desires to express his thanks to all 
who have assisted him by sending contributions or 
photographs, and especially to his fellow members of 
the committee, George Gunn and Harry Hatch, and 
to Dave Kennedy, who very kindly made the final 
revision of the copy for the press. He acknowledges 
gratefully the valuable aid given by the Class Secre- 
taries Bureau, without which the gathering of the 
material would have involved greater delay and less 
accuracy. He is also indebted to the Bureau for the 
permission to use without charge a number of plates 
of old college buildings prepared for the use of other 

Henry W. Farnam. 



Biographical Record with Report of the Triennial Meet- 
ing of the Class of 1874 in Yale College. Compiled for the 
Class by George L. Dickerman, Class Secretary. 130 pages. 
New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, Printers, 1879. 

Biographical Record with Report of Sexennial and Decen- 
nial Meetings of the Class of 1874 in Yale College. Part 
Second. Compiled for the Class by George L. Dickerman, Class 
Secretary. 68 pages. New Haven: Hoggson & Robinson. 
Printers, 1889. 

Biographical Record with Report of Quindecennial and 
Vicennial Meetings of the Class of 1874 in Yale College. 
Part Third. Compiled for the Class by George L. Dickerman, 
Class Secretary. 72 pages. New Haven: The Price, Lee & 
Adkins Co., Printers, 1899. 

Copies of any of these volumes may be had on application 
(enclosing 12 cents per volume for postage) to the Class Secretary, 

Henry W. Farnam, 

43 Hillhouse Ave., 

New Haven, Conn. 


The Old Brick Row and the Fence . Frontispiece 


Reunions, illustrated by groups and scenes . xi 

Recounting the meetings held in 1877, 1880, 
1884, 1889, 1894, 1899, 1904 and 1909. 

Biographies, illustrated with photographs of the 
members at graduation and in later life 
Graduates ....... 1 

Non-Graduates 252 

Statistical Summaries for Graduates only 

Marriages and Births ..... 265 

Yale Sons 269 

Occupations 270 

Geographical Distribution of Living Gradu- 
ates 271 

Roll of the Class 272 




Sixty-nine graduate members of the Class, and four 
non-graduates, seventy-three in all, turned out to 
celebrate our Triennial. Of these, sixty-nine took part 
in the supper, held June 26, 1877, after which the cup 
was presented to the son of Alec. Nevin with elaborate 
and appropriate ceremonies. A feature which was a 
surprise to most of the Class was introduced by Bin- 
inger, who, after the cup had been received b}^ Baby 
Nevin, arose and in a few characteristic words presented 
a consolation cup to Arthur Dodge's small baby, who 
had lost in the race by only three days. 

The proceedings in full, with the speeches of Joy, 
Bininger, Witherbee, E. D. Bobbins, Olmsted, 
Zacher, Benton, Stapler, Walker, Gunn, Jenkins, 
Howe, Whittemore, Townsend, Kennedy, Dennis, 
Wickes, and Beaver, together with many of the songs 
and poems, are printed in the report of the meeting 
issued in 1879. 


The Sexennial was held June 30, 1880, but only 
about thirty turned up at the Class meeting. The 
dinner which was served by Redcliffe at the Athenaeum 
was presided over by Stapler. 


The Decennial meeting was held June 24, 1884, the 
supper being served by Delmonico at the Athenaeum, 
and forty being present. Waterman presided. 



The Quindecennial Class meeting was held in South 
College, June 25, 1889. The Class attended the 
Harvard game, and had the pleasure of seeing Yale 
win by a score of 8 to 4. The dinner was served at 
8.30 p. m. in Music Hall on Church Street. Jenkins 
presided. Thirty-six were present, and the evening 
was enlivened by a visit from the Class of '86, which 
came in a body, as well as by delegations from the 
classes of '64 and '69. After breaking up we returned 
the visit of the Class of '69 in Brothers' Hall, and the 
affair was generally pronounced to be very successful. 


The Vicennial meeting was held June 26, 1894. The 
Class went in a body to the Yale-Harvard game and 
contributed its share of noise towards securing a victory 
for Yale. After the game there was a reception for 
the Class together with its wives and daughters at 
Farnam's, 43 Hillhouse Avenue, and the supper was 
held at the New Haven House. Sixty members were 
present, the largest number on record since Triennial. 
One of the pleasant features was the movement inaugu- 
rated to secure for Harry Robbins, who unfortunately 
was obliged to leave college shortly before the Class 
graduated, the dignity and emoluments of the degree 
of Bachelor of Arts. A petition to this effect was 
presented to the Corporation, and Harry Robbins is 
now enrolled with the Class. 

Quarter Centenary 

Our Twenty-fifth anniversary was celebrated June 
27, 1899. At the Class meeting, which was held as 




usual in the forenoon in E 1 Osborn Hall, the old 
songs were sung, and the old jokes warmed up. In 
the afternoon we went in a body to the Yale-Harvard 
game, but our enthusiasm was unable to turn the scale 
in our favor, for Harvard won by a score of 4 to 3. 
Mr. and Mrs. George L. Dickerman received the 
Class hospitably in the afternoon at their house, 320 
Temple Street, and the dinner was held at 8 p. m. at 
the Xew Haven House, with the following men 
present: — Benedict, Blodgett, Bowers, Bristol, G. 
S. Brown, S. C. Bushnell, Campbell, Clark, Curtis, 
Dickerman, Dimock, Dunning, Farnam, Fox, Frissell, 
Gunn, Harrison, Henderson, Harris, Heron, Howe, 
James, Joy, R. W. Kelley, Kennedy, Leal, Marsh, 
Mendell, Minor, Morris, Munroe, Parkin, Reid, E. D. 
Bobbins, H. S. Robbins, Sherman, Stapler, Teale, 
Thacher, Van Horn, Walden, Walker, Washburn, 
Waterman, Wilcox, Witherbee, Wood, Zacher. 


Our Thirtieth anniversary took place June 28, 
1904. A notable event was the address in medicine 
delivered in the afternoon of June 27 in College 
Street Hall by Halsted, upon whom the degree of 
LL.D. was conferred on Commencement Day. Our 
Class meeting was held at noon in B 1 Osborn Hall 
and in the afternoon we attended the Yale-Harvard 
baseball game together. The dinner was held at the 
Momauguin at 7.30. John Brady acted as toastmaster, 
and many speeches were made by the members of the 
Class. The following were present: — Adams, Blod- 
gett, Bradstreet, Brady, G. S. Brown, S. C. Bushnell, 

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Curtis, Cuyler, Dickerman, Dimock, Farnam, Fox, 
Frissell, Gunn, Halsted, Hatch, Henderson, Howe, 
Ingersoll, James, Joy, R. W. Kelley, William Kelly, 
Kennedy, Lyon, Minor, Morris, Munroe, E. D. Rob- 
bins, H. S. Robbins, Sherman, Starkweather, Stokes, 
Tenney, Townsend, Walden, Wilcox, Witherbee, 
Wood, Zacher, Clark, Dunham, Harris. 


The Thirty-fifth anniversary began with an unusual 
feature. Aldis had shown his interest in golf and in 
the Class by proposing to give a cup which was to be 
competed for by members of the Class at the time of 
the reunion. Aldis himself was unfortunately at the 
last moment prevented by a sprained ankle from 
coming, but the tournament took place on Monday, 
June 28, at the Xew Haven Country Club under the 
auspices of George Gunn and was won by Henderson. 
The regular Class meeting was held Tuesday morn- 
ing, June 29, in B 1 Osborn Hall. The minutes of 
the meeting are as follows: 

The meeting was called to order by George M. Gunn, who 
was thereupon unanimously elected chairman. Henry W. Farnam 
acted as secretary. The treasurer's report for the meeting of 1904 
was read by Henry W. Farnam, who also made a brief statement 
regarding the deaths which had occurred in the Class within the 
past five years and explained the program of the present meeting. 
David A. Kennedy then addressed the Class as follows: 

Fellow Classmates: 

On that beautiful Sunday of May 30, Decoration Day, as 
the sun was climbing down the western slope and the twilight 
was drawing nigh, our beloved friend and classmate, George 
L. Dickerman, passed over the bar. And now it is my sad 
duty to bear a momentary tribute to one whose friendship I 




value as one of the choice things of my life, a friendship 
formed forty-one years ago in the old Hopkins Grammar 
School and continuing throughout college and mature life 
even unto the parting and the consignment of his human 
frame to the ground. And ever there float through my soul 
the words of Milton: 

But oh! the heavy change, now thou art gone, 
Now thou art gone, and never must return. 

You, who have seen him from time to time as the Secretary 
of our Class, knew the integrity of his character, the fidelity 
of his trust, the loyalty with which he followed our move- 
ments, and the exceeding care he showed in making arrange- 
ments for our gathering. If you make inquiries in this 
community you will find that his seemingly uneventful life 
was full of interests to which he closely devoted himself. On 
acccount of his well known probity many a trust of the 
property of widows and orphans was placed in his hands. 
And in the faithful, conservative care of these interests he 
won from his circle of business and professional acquaintances 
a high regard, an implicit confidence, a thorough belief that 
he could be depended upon. 

Such was the character of our friend and such the reputa- 
tion he bore, both worthy of the utmost respect and admiration 
from us, his friends and classmates. 

It devolves upon me, therefore, to present this resolution: 

Resolved: that we, the Class of 1874, assembled at our 
thirty-fifth reunion, wish to pay tribute to the fidelity, the 
careful accuracy, the unswerving interest, that George L. 
Dickerman ever manifested in his service through all these 
years as our Class Secretary; that we deeply mourn the loss 
of our friend; that we extend our heartfelt sympathy to his 
wife and sisters at this time of their bereavement and grief 
and assure them that the members of this Class will always 
retain feelings of affectionate remembrance for him who was 
so dear to them and so close in friendship to us. 

Voted: that the Secretary be instructed to forward a 
copy of these resolutions to Mrs. Dickerman and that they 
be published in the Yale Alumni Weekly. 


The chairman stated that the next business was the election of the 
Class Secretary. Henry W. Farnam was nominated, but as he 
declined to serve, and a general proposition with regard to the 
organization of the Class was suggested by Ansley Wilcox, the 
nomination was withdrawn. After some discussion, it was voted, 
on motion of Ansley Wilcox, that we proceed to organize the Class 
by the election of a president, a secretary-treasurer, and an 
executive committee of three, consisting of the officers and one other 
member, with power to add to their number. 

Upon motion the following were elected members of the execu- 
tive committee: George M. Gunn, president; Henry W. Farnam, 
secretary-treasurer; H. P. Hatch. 

After a discussion regarding the desirability of issuing a large 
and full report of the Class, it was voted to refer the matter 
to the executive committee. 

The meeting adjourned at 12.15. 

After the meeting the Class met on the steps of the 
old library to be photographed. In the afternoon the 
members attended the Yale-Harvard baseball game 
as usual, two of Smedley's electric trucks being used for 
the trip, and had the pleasure of seeing Yale win by 
a score of 4 to 0. This trip presented dangers of an 
unusual character for which even experienced auto- 
mobilists were quite unprepared. As Waterman 
remarked, on the return, we were in constant danger 
of a rear end collision; but everthing that left the 
field after us succeeded in passing us in safety, and we 
had power enough, not only to get to the center of 
the town, but even to climb half way up the steep 
declivity of Hillhouse Avenue. The Class then 
marched with its banner to President Hadley's house 
and returned to the house of the Secretary, 43 Hill- 
house Avenue, for an informal reception at which many 
of the wives and some of the daughters were present. 


The dinner was held at the New Haven House, at 
8 p. m., George M. Gunn presiding. Speeches were 
made by Bushnell, Bouchet, Farnam, Fox, Harris, 
Henderson, Morris, Parkin, E. D. Bobbins, H. S. 
Bobbins, Wilcox, and Wood. The Class Poet, Beid, 
read the following poem: 

"O days, so fraught with glad fruition, 
O years, the happiest we shall live." 

{Seventy-Fours Class Poem.) 

So thought we in those other days 

When careless free life's current ran, 

When we knew little of the maze 

Which tests the worth of every man. 

We pictured then a thornless way 

Leading to summits high and fair. 
But thorns have thronged in stout array, 

And heights have faded into air. 

Hard roads we've marched, fierce trials borne, 
And sometimes mourned a project lost, — 

Perchance have led a hope forlorn, 
And failed, heart-heavy with the cost. 

Yet through the years that now are gone 
The joys of victory we have known, 

The crises we have fallen upon 

Have never our real strength o'erthrown. 

For something we have been or done 

May generations yet inspire, — 
A battle fought, a victory won 

With weapons tempered in our fire. 

We're near the sunset, it is true, 

More years are gone than yet shall be; 

But there is something still to do, 
That Seventy-Four in memory 


May long be held, and through the years 
The influence of her generous might 

Shall thrill the pulses, calm the fears 
Of men who live to do the right. 

For no life ceases when its day 

Is ended by the falling shade, 
Even though it seems to pass away, 

As flowers that droop when day beams fade. 

Our numbers lessen, but the tone 

We've given to our surroundings here 

Has power beyond the narrow zone 
Which circumscribes this life's career. 

So pushing on with courage high, 
As when we left these classic halls, 

Our energy can never die, 

Whatever our brief life befalls. 

And when we here shall meet no more, 

Life's work and victories all done, 
We leave behind a gallant store 

Of vigor that has but begun 
To stir the world to larger things, 

To rouse in men a purpose high 
For deeds, whose worth a poet sings, 

And ruthless time shall e'er defy. 

The following, 43 in all, were present: Blodgett, 
Bouchet, Bowers, Bradstreet, Brady, Bristol, G. S. 
Brown, S. C. Bushnell, Campbell, Curtis, Cuyler, 
Dimock, Farnam, Fox, Frissell, Gunn, Harrison, 
Hatch, Henderson, Heron, Howe, Harris, R. W. 
Kelley, William Kelly, Kennedy, Leland, Minor, 
Morris, Parkin, Reid, E. D. Robbins, H. S. Robbins, 
Sayles, Sellers, Sherman, Tenney, Thacher, Walden, 
Walker, Waterman, Wilcox, Wood, Zacher. 

The meeting broke up at about 1.30. The Class 
then visited the Class Ivy. 


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Thomas Means Adams 

President of the Norton Iron Works, Ashland, Ky. 
Address — Ashland, Ky. 

Born February 15, 1854, in Buena Vista Furnace, Ky. 

He prepared at Marietta College and at Phillips Academy, 
Andover, Mass. 

He was married in September, 1892, in West Newton, Mass., 
to Miss Emma Louise Sheldon, Wellesley '91 (died April 5, 1897), 
daughter of William E. Sheldon of West Newton, an educator, at 
one time president of the National Educational Association. Two 
daughters were born to them: 

Mary Means, born July 19, 1893. 

Louise Sheldon, born April 5, 1897. 

Adams spent one year in Europe, five months of 
which he passed in Hanover pursuing the study of 
German. Upon his return he became engaged in the 
banking business at Ironton, Ohio. In the summer of 
1882 he began selling general merchandise in Montana, 
hauling his goods in wagons one hundred miles from 
the nearest railroad station, prior to the completion of 
the Northern Pacific Railway. His customers were 
cowboys, ranchmen, and Indians. After three years 
in Montana, during which time Adams says he 
"speedily amassed a fortune, not exactly in money, 
but in health," he located in Ashland, Ky., where he 
became engaged in ice manufacture and pig-iron 
speculation. Concerning his life he writes: 

"After graduation I spent one year abroad. Upon 
my return home it seemed best that I should enter 

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upon some sort of a post-graduate course, as it were, 
and I accordingly started in without any loss of time 
to grapple with the rudiments of business. The lapse 
of four and twenty years found me still wrestling with 
said rudiments. My tuition during this period was 
something extreme. To meet same it was necessary 
to draw heavily on the reserves, and to work vacations. 
As may be conjectured from the foregoing during the 
above mentioned period my only success was in evading 
success. Encouraged by the fact that I had led my 
class at Yale (alphabetically) , I struggled on. Within 
the last ten years close application to my work has 
been rewarded with prizes that will suffice to wipe 
out all old scores, and provide a fund for the further 
prosecution of my studies. 


"As a part of this post-graduate course, I have suc- 
cessfully administered the estate of my grandfather, 
according to the true intent and purpose of his will, 
without any outside aid, save that furnished by a co- 
administrator, a full complement of lawyers, one Judge 
of a Federal District Court, three Judges of a Federal 
Court of Appeals and nine Justices of the U. S. 
Supreme Court. The lawsuit was styled "The Means 
Case," and not inaptly so, as it was the means of sup- 
port of half a dozen lawyers for nine years. The 
underlying principle of the higher court decision was 
in accord with that of present-day legislation, viz: A 
man has a perfect right to die rich as long as he does 
not enrich his heirs by so doing. 

"As a part of this post-graduate course, I also 
cleared land in Florida for pineapple culture, mer- 
chandised in Montana, operated a machine shop and 
foundry in Ohio, ice factories in Kentucky and Penn- 
sylvania, and am now the president, manager and con- 
trolling shareholder of the Norton Iron Works of 
Ashland, Ky., a plant producing wire, wire nails, cut 
nails and pig-iron." 

Owen Franklin Aldis 

Lawyer, retired 

Residences — 120 Bellevue Place, Chicago, 111. 

1347 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D. C. 
Aldis Cottage, York Harbor, Maine 

Business address — Care Aldis & Company, 247 Monadnock Build- 
ing, Chicago, 111. 

Born June 6, 1852, in St. Albans, Vt., the son of Asa O. and 
Mary T. Aldis. 



He prepared "nowhere in particular and everywhere in general" 
and entered the Class in September., 1871. 

He was married December 18, 1878, in Chicago, 111., to Miss 
Leila R. Houghteling, who died in 1885. A son, Owen, born in 
1880, is also dead. 

After graduation Aldis studied law during one win- 
ter in Washington, D. C, and during one summer in 
Vermont, and was admitted to the Chicago Bar in 
September, 1876. He has now retired from active 
business. He writes: 

"Lawyer for ten years in Chicago, 111., then real 
estate. Xo political offices. I have spent most of the 
last five or six years in travel in various parts of the 
world. Xo special pursuits except sport and reading. 
Have been connected with the World's Fair, Chicago; 


the Field Columbian Museum, Chicago ; and have been 
trustee, director, and so forth of other institutions." 

He belongs to the Chicago, University, Caxton, 
Cliff Dwellers and Chicago Literary clubs ; the Metro- 
politan Club of Washington, D. C; the Century, 
University, and Grolier clubs of New York, and various 
country clubs in Chicago, Washington and at the sea 

William Lathrop Bailey 

Nevada, Mo. 

Born November 27, 1854, in Bridgeport, Conn., the son of 
George and Mary L. Bailey. 

He was prepared for college at Wilton, Conn. 

After graduation Bai- 
ley went abroad and, 
after several months of 
travel, studied at the 
Polytechnic School in 
Stuttgart, and later at 
the University of Hei- 
delberg. At the latter 
place he devoted his at- 
tention to the study of 
medicine with the idea 
of pursuing that profes- 
sion upon his return to 
America. The Secretary 
has been unable to elicit 
any reply to his many 
requests for information 
and nothing further is 
known about his career. 



Henry Baldwin 



Address — South Canterbury. 

Born July 24, 1850, in Cen- 
tral Village, Conn., the son of 
Elijah and Sarah Mathewson 

He prepared at Phillips 
Academy, Exeter, N. H., was 
a member of the last advanced 
class, and entered the Class of 
'74< in September, 1871. 

He is unmarried. 

Since graduation Bald- 
win has been a farmer in 
South Canterbury, Conn. 
He is a member of the 
American Free Trade 


Pearce Barnes 

1 West Fifty-fourth Street, New York City 

Born in Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Ky., the son of 
Thomas C. Barnes and Emily Amelia (Howard) Barnes. 
He prepared in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
He is unmarried. 

Concerning his life since leaving Yale, Barnes writes : 
"Immediately after graduation I went to the Colum- 
bia Law School in the city of New York, where I was 
graduated with the degree of LL.B. in 1876. I com- 
menced to practice law in that city in the fall of 1877, 



and have been located there ever since, except for an 
interval of about seven years which was caused by ill 
health and which ended some four years ago. I am 
now in good shape. 

"I am a member of the University Club and of the 
Association of the Bar in New York City. I have 
been abroad three times, visiting England, Ireland, 
Wales, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, and 
France. I have also been in Quebec, Ontario, Mani- 
toba, Assiniboia, and Saskatchewan, Canada. My 
favorite and only recreations and sports are hunting 
and fishing, and in indulging them I have visited 
twenty-six states in the Union. I hold the memory of 
my classmates, the living and the dead, in deep affec- 
tion. I see much too little of them — I cannot see too 


George Lincoln Beaver 

Horticulturist, formerly Lawyer 
Address — 661 Gilman Street, Palo Alto, Calif. 

Born February 10, 1854, in San Francisco, Calif., the son of 
George W. and Mary M. Beaver. 

He prepared at the San Francisco Latin High School and at 
University Mound College, and also spent three months as a 
Freshman in the California State University. 

He was married on December 14, 1892, near Campbell, Santa 
Clara County, Calif., to Miss Ella Laurette Lovell, formerly a 
student at the University of the Pacific, daughter of Ira Joseph 
Lovell (now deceased), a pioneer farmer and fruit grower of the 
Santa Clara valley. They have one son and two daughters, all 
born in Campbell, Santa Clara County: 

George Lovell, born October 6, 1893. 

Mary Ann, born January 4, 1895. 

Mildred, born July 25, 1896. 

He writes: 

"After graduation I entered the Columbia Law 
School in New York City in the fall of 1874, but 
returned to San Francisco in February, 1875, on 
account of ill health. In July, 1875, I entered the law 
office of Messrs. Jarboe (Yale '55) & Harrison, and 
in April, 1877, upon examination, was admitted to 
practice law in all the courts, by the Supreme Court of 
the State of California. In May, 1877, I made a trip 
East and was fortunate enough to be able to attend 
the Triennial reunion of the Class in New Haven on 
June 26. In the fall of the same year I returned to 
San Francisco and entered the law office of Bishop & 
Fifield and afterwards that of Garber, Thornton & 
Bishop, with whom I remained until June, 1880, when 
I again made a trip through the western states visiting 




relatives, principally in the state of Indiana. In 
November, 1880, I returned to California and shortly 
afterwards relinquished the profession of the law and 
in February, 1881, I removed to Santa Clara County 
and became engaged in horticultural pursuits near the 
town of Campbell. 

"While in San Francisco I was a member of the 
Bohemian Club, a well known social and literary club; 
of the Chit Chat Club, a literary club; of the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon Alumni Association, and of the Yale 
Alumni Association. In Santa Clara County I was a 
member of the Pacific Coast Fruit Association, the 
California Cured Fruit Association, and am now a 
member of the Santa Clara County Fruit Exchange 
and the West Side Fruit Growers Association. 



"In 1904, in company with my wife, I visited the 
St. Louis Exposition and was away from home about 
six weeks. In St. Louis I saw my classmate Fred A. 
Cline, and in Chicago my classmates Owen F. Aldis 
and Harry S. Robbins. Our former classmate, Nathan 
E. Beckwith, lives about six miles from me, about a 
mile back from Los Gatos in the hills. I have not 
seen any classmates lately except Tom Wickes, who is 
now a practicing attorney in San Francisco. 

"I have simply led the quiet life of a fruit grower 
in what is probably the finest fruit section of the world, 
the famous Santa Clara Valley, for the last thirty 

*George Willis Benedict 

Died 1907 


Born September 25, 1852, 
in South Norwalk, Conn., the 
son of George and Amanda 
(Benedict) Benedict. 

He prepared at Wilton 
Educational Institute, Wilton. 

He was unmarried. 

After graduation Bene- 
dict spent two years in 
the Yale Medical School. 
He finished his course at 
the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons, receiving 
his degree in 1878. He 
then began practice in 
South Norwalk and in 



1885 was appointed postmaster of that city. Upon 
the expiration of his term he resumed his practice. 

Benedict died August 23, 1907, at a sanitarium in 
Westport, Conn., where he was receiving treatment for 
nervous trouble. He was a member of the South 
Norwalk Club and the Norwalk Yacht Club. He was 
also a member of the Congregational Church. 

*Thomas Armstrong Bent 

Died 1876 

Born April 23, 1844, in Westchester, Pa., the son of David J. 
and Emeline M. Bent. 

He prepared at the West Chester Academy in West Chester. 
He entered the Class of '72 in 
the fall of 1868 but remained 
only a few weeks. The re- 
mainder of that year he spent 
at the Hopkins Grammar 
School in New Haven, and in 
1869 joined the Class of '73. 
He continued with this Class 
until the end of Junior year. 
He entered '74 during the 
early part of Junior year, and 
remained with it until gradu- 

He was unmarried. 

In the fall Bent began 
study at the Protestant 
Episcopal Divinity 
School in West Phila- 
delphia, and was in the 
Senior Class at the time thomas Armstrong bent 


of his death. During the last year of his life he was 
lay reader of a little mission chapel at Clifton, a suburb 
of Philadelphia. 

While actively engaged in these duties he was 
stricken with pleuro-pneumonia and, after an illness 
lasting a little more than two weeks, died October 31, 
1876, in Clifton Heights, Pa. 

Charles William Benton 

Professor of French and head of the department of Romance 
languages, University of Minnesota 

Residence — 516 Ninth Avenue, S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Born January 20, 1852, in Tolland, Conn., the son of William 
Austin and Loanza G. Benton. 

He received his preparation at the National College, Beirut, 
Syria, 1864-1869, and in New London, Conn. 

He was married May 29, 1899, in Fergus Falls, Minn., to Miss 
Elma C. Hixson, a graduate of Hamline University, St. Paul, 
Minn., daughter of Daniel W. Hixson, senator from Grant County, 
Minn. They have two sons: 

William B., born April 1, 1900. 

Daniel H., born November 19, 1901. 

After graduation Benton attended the Yale Theo- 
logical Seminary for two years, and spent one year at 
Union Seminary, New York, taking a course of gradu- 
ate study in connection with his theological study. 
This course in theology was in line of preparation for 
a Ph.D. in the Semitic languages. He was a candidate 
for this degree at Harvard, 1879-1880, but left his 
work in the Oriental languages to accept his present 
position in Minnesota. Since 1880 he has been profes- 
sor of French in the University of Minnesota, where 




he is now head of the department of Romance lan- 
guages. There are nine members in the department 
and seven hundred and seventy-four students. He 
received the degree of M.A. from Yale in 1897 and 
the degree of Litt.D. from the Western University of 
Pennsylvania in the same year. He writes: 

"During the thirty years since 1880 the University 
of Minnesota has grown from an institution of four 
hundred students to one of six thousand. During this 
period I have crossed the ocean eight times, and have 
traveled in Spain, Italy, Germany, France and Eng- 
land. In 1894 I was given one year's leave of absence, 
which was spent in study in Berlin and Paris. 

"The only members of the Class whom I have seen 
in Minnesota are John L. Scudder, who was pastor of 
the First Congregational Church for four years, and 


Governor Brady, who visited me a number of times 
while traveling through the country. Yale has given us 
a president in Cyrus Northrop, '57, for twenty-seven 
years, and we have paid back the debt by giving Yale 
a dean in the person of Prof. Frederic S. Jones, '84. 
In this connection it is interesting to note that Yale 
has again furnished Minnesota with a president, George 
E. Vincent, '85, elected in 1911. 

"We have several Yale men in our faculty. I think 
now of Dr. Eddy, dean of our graduate school, Albert 
B. White, '93, Ph.D. '98, and Wallace Notestein, M.A. 
'03, of the history department; Nichols of the rhetoric 
department; John J. Flather, '85, of the college of 
engineering and Frank LeR. McVey, Ph.D. '95, 
recently elected to the presidency of North Dakota 

Benton has been president of the local branch of the 
Alliance Francaise since 1908. He has written "The 
Golden Periods of Literature: Italian, Dante," 
published by the Chicago Record Company, 1897, and 
has edited a series "College French Plays," published 
by Scott Foresman & Company, Chicago, 1909, 1910 
and 1911. 

*William Burger Bininger 

Died 1908 

Born June 11, 1852, in New York City, the son of Abraham 
and Elizabeth E. (Draper) Bininger. 

He prepared for college with a private tutor and was a member 
of the Class of '73 until the end of Junior year, joining the Class 
of '74 for the last half of the course. 

He was unmarried. 



From the time of grad- 
uation until September, 
1885, he was engaged 
with his father in the 
wine business. He then 
became a member of the 
staff of the Xew York 
Star. Upon the death 
of the owner, Bininger 
took an editorial position 
on the Xew York Herald 
in May, 1889, and was 
well known among news- 
paper men for twenty 

Bininger died of apo- 
plexy, May 15, 1908, at 
"Oakwood," Xew Ham- 
burg, N. Y. 



Samuel Fairbank Blodgett 

Superintendent of Public Schools, Framingham, Mass. 

Residence address — 4« Thurber Street, South Framingham, Mass. 

Business address — High School, South Framingham, Mass. 

Born September 24, 1849, in Jacksonville, 111., the son of 
Willard and Margaret T. Blodgett. 

He prepared at Phillips Academy, Exeter, N. H. 

He was married June 6, 1878, in Stoneham, Mass., to Miss 
Annie Elizabeth Parker, daughter of Samuel W. Parker, a piano 
manufacturer of Leominster, Mass. They have one son: 

George Parker, born May 14, 1884. 




He writes: 

"After graduation I spent one year at my home in 
Jacksonville, 111., but since that time have been con- 
stantly engaged in educational work. In 1875-1876 I 
was engaged in grammar school work at Hinsdale, 111. 
From 1876 to 1887 I was located in Southboro, Mass., 
as a grammar school teacher for three years and for 
eight years as principal of the Peters High School. 
From 1887 to 1896 I was superintendent of schools in 
Milford, Mass., and since 1896 have held the same 
position in Framingham, Mass. 

"I am a member of the Episcopal Church and was 
for five years junior warden of the Trinity Episcopal 
Church of Milford. I was president of the Framing- 
ham Country Club at the time of its organization and 
am still a member. I am devoted to outdoor sports 


and have derived much pleasure from hunting, fishing, 
golfing, and tennis in days when the muscles responded 
more quickly than at present. 

"As a member of the Boston Yale Club I meet 
Bushnell and Brady more frequently than any others. 
Bradstreet and I try to get together once a year to see 
who plays the poorer golf." 

Edward Alexander Bouchet 


Residence — 837 Third Avenue, Gallipolis,' Ohio 

Permanent address — 94- Bradley Street, New Haven, Conn. 

Born September 15, 1852, in New Haven, Conn., the son of 
William F. and Susan C. Bouchet. 

He prepared at Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, Conn. 
He is unmarried. 

Concerning his life since graduation Bouchet writes: 
"In the fall of 1874 I entered the post-graduate 
department of my Alma Mater as a candidate for the 
degree of Doctor of Philosophy, in science, taking 
experimental physics under Professor A. W. Wright, 
Yale '59, calculus with Professor H. A. Newton, Yale 
'50, and chemistry and mineralogy in the Sheffield 
Scientific School under Professors Allen, Yale '61 S., 
and Brush, Yale '52 S. At commencement, 1876, I 
received my Ph.D. 

"In September, 1876, I began teaching physics and 
chemistry in the Institute for Colored Youth, Phila- 
delphia, Pa., and continued to fill that position until 
June, 1902. From September, 1902, until November, 
1903, I was connected with the Sumner High School, 




St. Louis, Mo., as teacher of physics and mathematics. 
From November, 1903, until May, 1904, I was business 
manager for the Provident Hospital, a private institu- 
tion located in St. Louis, Mo. From May, 1904, until 
March, 1905, I was United States Inspector of Cus- 
toms at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. 
Louis, stationed at Ceylon Court. This appointment 
was obtained through the good offices of the Honorable 
Charles F. Joy and other St. Louis friends. In Octo- 
ber, 1906, I became director of Academics at the St. 
Paul Normal and Industrial School, located at Law- 
renceville, Va., where I remained until June, 1908, 
and in September, 1908, I accepted the position of 
principal of the Lincoln High School at Gallipolis, 



"My favorite recreations are walking and rowing. 
The classmates I have met most frequently have been 
George L. Dickerman, Henry W. Farnam, George 
L. Fox, George M. Gunn, Charles F. Joy, James C. 
Sellers and Edmund Zacher." 

William Cutler Bowers 

336 State Street, Bridgeport, Conn. 

Born March 17, 1852, in Springfield, Mass., the son of Caleb 
B. and Fannie (Cutler) Bowers. 

He prepared for college at the Hopkins Grammar School, New 

He was married June 1, 1882, to Miss Katharine Suffern, of 
Haverstraw, N. Y. They have two daughters: 

Mary Dwight, born March 5, 1883. 

Katharine S., born February 
18, 1885. 

After graduation Bow- 
ers studied medicine for 
two years at the Yale 
Medical School, and six 
months at the College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, 
Xew York City, gradu- 
ating at the latter place 
in 1877. He has prac- 
ticed medicine in Bridge- 
port, Conn., since that 
time and has failed to 
reply to the requests of 
the Secretary for a more 
detailed account of his 

interests. william cutler bowers 


Edward Thomas Bradstreet 

Address — Meriden, Conn. 

Born February 15, 1852, in Thomaston, Conn., the son of 
Thomas J. and Amanda Thomas Bradstreet. 

He prepared at Thomaston, Conn. 

He was married December 25, 1875, in Thomaston, Conn., to 
Miss Alice E. Pierce, daughter of Hiram Pierce of Thomaston. 
secretary of the Seth Thomas Clock Company. They have had 
three children: 

Alice Pierce, born November 23, 1876, died August 30, 1882. 

Edward Dudley, Yale '01, born November 11, 1878. 

Mary Thomas, born November 20, 1884, married Roswell B. 
Hyatt, Yale '03. 

Bradstreet entered the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons, New York City, immediately after gradua- 
tion, and received the degree of M.D. in 1877. In 
1912 he was elected president of the Connecticut State 
Medical Society. 

"I have practiced medicine in Meriden, Conn., since 
1877," he writes. "My professional honors have been 
chiefly the good-will of the other doctors and their kind 
regard. That I have remained honest I think is proven 
by the fact that I examine for fifteen old-line life 
insurance companies. 

"My favorite recreations have been tennis, until I 
grew too old for it, then golf and chess and bridge ; am 
a bum golfer though I have played enough to be a star ; 
the same with chess. I learned whist at Yale and there- 
fore play bridge pretty well. I take a walking trip 
every thirty-five years. Walked through the White 
Mountains in 1907; climbed Mount Washington and 




found my wind good in spite of coffee and tobacco, in 
the use of which I think I could be found to hold the 
Class record. 

"Socially, I am proudest of having been president of 
the Meriden Golf Club since its organization and for 
several years president of the Yale Alumni Association 
of Meriden. With the exception of a trip to England 
in 1903 my travels have been short. 

"Of my classmates I have seen Sam Blodgett the 
longest at a time as we sit up late when he visits me on 
his way to New Haven. Sam Bushnell has been my 
most regular correspondent. He writes me every two 
years for my football tickets. 

"My son graduated from Yale in 1901 and has taken 
up painting. He spent one year at the Yale Art School 
and three years at the Art Students League in New 


York, and is now in Vienna. My daughter was a stu- 
dent at St. Margaret's School in Waterbury, Conn., 
and is now married to Roswell B. Hyatt, Yale '03, and 
resides in Meriden. 

"In taking the inventory of my life it seems to me 
that I have had much more happiness than is usual. 
My home-life has surpassed a young man's dreams. I 
inherited just enough money to keep me from worry 
but not from work. I have friends I cannot account 
for and to whom I cannot pay adequate tribute. 

" 'I've had a good time! A good, good time, 
'Nobody knows how good a time but me.' ' 

John Green Brady 

Residence — 530 West 122d Street, New York City 

Born May 25, 1848, in New York City. 

He prepared largely by his own reading and private instruction. 

He was married in Cochranton, Pa., October 20, 1887, to Miss 
Elizabeth Patton, Maplewood Institute, Pittsfield, Mass., '83, 
daughter of Hugh Patton, a merchant of Cochranton, Pa. They 
have five children, all born in Sitka, Alaska: 

John Green, Jr., born August 1, 1889. 

Hugh Picken, Yale '14, born February 19, 1891. 

Sheldon Jackson, born September 22, 1892. 

Mary Beattie, born April 29, 1894. 

Elizabeth Coley, born September 1, 1896. 

Brady was governor of Alaska from 1897 to 1906 
and is now temporarily residing in New York. Of his 
life both before and after coming to Yale he writes: 

"I was born in Pearl Street, New York City, May 
25, 1848, and did not know this date until two years 
ago when I learned it at the Baptismal Record of St. 




Andrew's Church near City Hall Square. My mother 
died while I was very young. My father was a long- 
shoreman and worked along South Street. He 
married again. I was called a bad boy and got pun- 
ished accordingly. I took to the streets and they were 
most delightful. I was taken to Randall's Island, 
where I was sent to school. After two years of train- 
ing there, I was taken West with twenty other boys 
and six girls to Xoblesville, Ind., where we were placed 
in the homes of the people who applied for us. 

"Mr. John Green of the country town of Tipton, 
north of Xoblesville, happened to be present and took 
me. He had a farm near the town. I was kept upon 
it and put to work. At that time Mr. Green was a 
state senator, and in the election of 1860 was elected 
common pleas judge, having a circuit of five counties. 


"Growing up in this household I learned to read The 
Indianapolis Journal and the Cincinnati Daily Gazette. 

"When the Civil War broke out I was intensely 
excited and wished to be taken as a drummer boy or in 
some other capacity but was repeatedly rejected. On 
account of numerous changes in the family, farm life 
became irksome, and I applied for a position as a 
real Hoosier schoolmaster, and obtained a place at the 
Fairbanks school house on Mud Creek, about two miles 
east of Sharpsville. 

"It was here that my religious feelings were stirred 
very profoundly, and as a consequence started me on 
a new course. Some months after the school was out 
I went to Waveland to enter into a preparatory course 
in study with the view of entering Hanover College, 
near Madison, Ind. At this school I was fortunate 
enough to be under a most excellent teacher, Mr. H. S. 
Kritz, whose memory is revered by many men in that 
part of the state. 

"When I arrived at this town I had some means 
which I had saved. I reduced my expenses by sawing 
cord wood, milking the cow, and making garden for 
my landlady, and acting as janitor at the Academy, 
and sexton of the church. 

"It entered my head somehow to go to an Eastern 
college, and the more I thought it over the more desir- 
able it seemed. We had studied the text-books of 
Professor Henry N. Day, and I learned from them that 
he resided in New Haven. I recalled the fact too, that 
while I was on Randall's Island some men called one 
day and spoke to us. We were told they were from 
Yale College, for I can recollect that the old Elm City 
used to go by the island. We used to notice it and 


say that she was bound for New Haven. With this 
meager stock of thoughts I ventured to address a letter 
to Professor Day. In due time to my great joy I 
received an encouraging but cautious reply. This 
buoyed me up mightily, and I wrote to Mr. Green from 
Waveland informing him of what prospect I had to 
go to Yale, and although I did not plainly ask it, I 
let him understand that I would like his assistance. 
He replied that if a young man was going to spend 
his life in the West he did not see why a western college 
was not good enough. My going to Yale College 
might be like a Mussulman going to Mecca: there 
might be something in it, but as far as he was concerned 
he was resolved to let every fellow hoe his own row. 
I was sorely disappointed for I had scarcely a dollar 
and I needed to study very closely during vacation in 
order to make a possible entrance. I replied that I was 
going to Yale College if I had to walk. 

"A good old farmer, Asa Fordice, for whom I had 
worked in vacation, took me into his family for the 
summer, giving me most of the time for study, and 
when the time came to start, he gave me forty dollars. 

"I have a very lively recollection of my entrance into 
Xew Haven. Professor Day had not returned from 
his vacation and I did not know which way to turn. 
I had but a few dollars and at one dollar per night 
for lodging in the old Merchant's Hotel, where the 
depot then was, it was still less when on the morning 
I went to hunt the place where examinations were to 
be held that day for those desiring to enter. I had 
all my belongings in a black oil cloth bag patterned 
after the old fashioned carpet bag. I had a sick heart 
and felt lonesome as I sat beneath a large elm just 


inside the fence at the corner of the Campus opposite 
Old South. 

"At last I ventured to ask two young fellows whom I 
had noticed, as they had passed in and out several times, 
where the place for examinations was? They asked if 
I wished to enter college and upon hearing my answer 
each tried to pledge me to his society as they were 
scouts for that purpose. As I afterwards learned they 
were Day and Elder of '73. After a stubborn refusal 
on the ground that I was not in college and for the 
stronger reason which I did not care to give, namely 
that I could not afford it, Elder, I believe it was, 
answered my question and I could well discern that 
they felt that they had found a curiosity on the 
Campus. 'Go around this way,' he said pointing, 'to 
the corner of the grounds and you will see a building 
of red sandstone with embattlements like a castle, that's 
the place.' I asked if they could tell me where I could 
leave my bag and one pointing said, 'Over there at the 
Xew Haven House.' I have never forgotten the kind- 
ness with which I was treated when I entered that 
house and asked if my bag could remain there for a 
few hours. The clerk must have taken in the situation 
at a glance and very gently and promptly relieved me. 
I found the building 'like a castle' and we all no 
doubt associate our greenness with Alumni Hall. Did 
ever a boy more utterly lonely and green come upon 
that campus? I soon got into an environment and 
began to work hard to get rid of two conditions under 
Professor Packard and Tutor Woods. The Rush at 
Hamilton Park was a profound experience just after 
leaving Hoosierdom. 


"I desire to take this opportunity to express my 
gratitude to the members of the Class ; for not by look 
or manner or by ill remark did any ever try to wound 
my feelings or make me uncomfortable on account of 
my poverty. This is part of the Yale Spirit and I pray 
God that it may ever abide and possess the hearts of 
each succeeding class. 

"I received many substantial tokens of kindness. 
During the summer of 1874 I had charge of Phelps 
Mission on East Thirty-fifth Street, New York City. 
In the fall of that year I entered Union Theological 
Seminary, then at 9 University Place, New York, 
where I graduated in the Class of 1877. 

"I spent the vacation of 1875 on the ocean and in 
London, England. During my Seminary course I 
took an active interest in city missionary work, espe- 
cially in Camp Mission, then on Elizabeth Street, and 
often visited the lodging houses for boys under the 
care of the Children's Aid Society. When about 
through my Seminary course I addressed a letter to 
my old pastor, Dr. Isaac Monfort, then at Denver, 
Colo., seeking advice. He turned this over to Dr. 
Sheldon Jackson, Synodical Missionary for the Pres- 
byterian Church. He urged upon me a mission field at 
Silverton in the San Juan mountains of Colorado and 
I consented to go. But the condition of boys from 
twelve to sixteen years of age whom I met in the 
lodging houses appealed to me strongly. 

"I thought I understood well the reasons why boys 
of their age, as a rule, do not do well when placed 
upon farms in the West. The boy does not know the 
farm nor its owner ; the farmer does not know the city 
boy. The lad needs a certain amount of preliminary 


training in practical every day affairs of farm home. 
He will thus be saved from scolding, ridicule and 
chastisement at the hands of a man who feels outraged 
by the loss of property by a boy who has done it wil- 
fully and should know better. I therefore, conceived 
the idea of organizing a large training farm where a 
boy could be prepared to be placed with a farmer. I 
believed that such a farm, once under way, could be 
made self-supporting by the labor of the boys. 

"Arthur M. Dodge of our Class was then in the 
lumber business at Jersey City and I called at his office 
and told him of my plan. He entertained it favora- 
bly and brought it to the attention of his father. I 
thought that Texas would be the best western field for 
such an enterprise. The soil is rich and yields gener- 
ously, and a variety of crops can be grown; it was 
growing rapidly, being settled largely by young 
families, and would thus be the best area in which to 
find suitable homes for the boys. Accordingly, I spent 
the summer of 1877 in going over that vast state by 
rail and on horseback. I selected a farm of 1700 acres 
on the Brazos River, southwest from Weather ford, 
and was given an option on it for a small sum. In 
due time I returned to New York, rich in nothing save 
enthusiasm. The fall of 1877 was a severe one in 
money matters and Mr. William E. Dodge told me 
that he did not see how he could take on a new project. 

"While I was in Texas, Dr. Sheldon Jackson was on 
his first visit to Alaska, and what he saw and learned 
was a wonderful revelation of the worth and value of 
our new possession in that corner of the continent. 
When we met in New York he was more urgent for 
me to go to Alaska than to Colorado. It was with 


great reluctance that I gave up the hope of organizing 
the boys' training farm in Texas and consented to be 
shunted in an opposite direction to the verge of the 
continent and live perhaps in an igloo. 

"Dr. Jackson had to be persistent and use every effort 
to get the Presbyterian Board of Home Missions to 
take up work in Alaska. While the Board was coining 
to a decision I was kept waiting for about three 
months and, becoming weary, began to seek another 
field. When they finally decided to take on the field 
and sent for me it was with still greater reluctance 
that I gave my consent. 

"I landed on March 13, 1878. I shall not attempt 
to impose upon the Class in this sketch the story of my 
life in Alaska. I was but one year under the commis- 
sion of the Board drawing a salary. I should like to 
tell why but refrain. I am a believer in missions, and 
practically I have been a missionary all these years and 
have been so classed by my enemies. 

"I soon learned to appreciate Alaska for the beauty 
and grandeur of its scenery and the great wealth of 
its resources. In 1880 I entered into an active busi- 
ness life and continued in it until my appointment 
as Governor of the District in 1897 by President 
McKinley. I received a second appointment at his 
hands and again a third appointment to the same office 
by President Roosevelt. While holding this important 
office for so many years, 1897-1906, I tried to do many 
things besides drawing my breath and salary. The 
revision of the code of laws under which we were trying 
to live was largely accomplished through my efforts, 
lobbying for three winters at Washington, at my own 
expense. The boundary line, the protection of seals, 


the increase of the judiciary for the proper protection of 
life and property, etc., etc., were some of the weighty 
subjects which were treated in my nine annual reports 
to the President. In 1906 I resigned to go into 
mining and embrace the opportunity to move my 
family east and place my five children in school. 

"I still hold my mining and other interests in that 
territory. Much of my time is now given to lecturing 
with globe, charts, maps, and slides, trying to tell and 
instruct the people what Alaska really is and how much 
it has in store for our young people who will be brave 
and resolute enough to go there and appropriate their 

[In the summer of 1912 Brady's children were situ- 
ated as follows: Hugh P. was about to enter upon his 
Junior year at Yale; John G., Jr., was about to enter 
Princeton; Seldon Jackson was expecting to enter 
the Freshman Class at Yale; Mary B. was about to 
enter the Freshman Class at Vassar, and Elizabeth C. 
was a Junior in the High School.] 

Henry Dayton Bristol 

Vice-president Johnson Service Company 

Business address — 123 East Twenty-seventh Street, 
New York City 

Born February 21, 1851, in Birmingham (Derby), Conn., the 
son of William C. and Mary Ann Betts Bristol. 

He prepared at the Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, Conn. 
He was married June 27, 1904, to Miss Lucie M. Wilson. 

Since 1895 Bristol has been vice-president of the 
Johnson Service Company of New York City. 
Concerning his career since graduation he writes: 




"In the fall of 1874 I entered the Scientific School 
for the purpose of taking a course in Civil Engineering. 
In February I was taken sick with varioloid and did 
not continue the course after my recovery. In the 
summer of 1875 I accepted a position with a division 
of the United States Coast Survey under Professor 
Bache, who had charge of a special topographical sur- 
vey of some ten square miles around New Haven, which 
I think was being made through a request or the 
influence of Professor Dana. I remained with this 
division until the fall. During the winter of 1875 and 
1876 I taught school in Wallingford, Conn. For a 
period of six years following I was employed by the 
Bradstreet and R. G. Dun Mercantile Agencies at 
New Haven, Conn. From 1881 to the fall of 1887 


I was the secretary of the Strong Firearms Company 
of New Haven. About October 1, 1887, I went to 
Kansas City and remained until the following spring, 
when I went to Chicago, 111., and became interested in 
the Somerset Coal & Coke Company. This company 
was not a financial success, and I entered the employ of 
the Chicago Electric Service Company in the spring of 
1890. About July 1, 1891, I accepted a position with 
the Johnson Service Company of Milwaukee, Wis., 
which latter company, as well as the Chicago Electric 
Service Company, was engaged in the business of 
installing a system of temperature regulation in build- 
ings of all kinds for the automatic control of all 
methods of heating. About February 15, 1893, I 
returned to the employ of the Chicago Electric Service 
Company and remained until January 1, 1895, when 
I went to New York as the manager of the Metro- 
politan Electric Service Company, later and at present 
known as the Johnson Service Company. I was 
elected vice-president of this company about July 1, 
1895, and have continued in the same position to the 
present time. 

"My interest in the Class and all matters pertaining 
to Yale has never diminished, and I feel as young in 
spirit as ever. But when I look over the Quinquennial 
Catalogue, and note how fast the names of the Class 
of '74 are moving to the front of the list, and how many 
names have been added since our graduation, I cannot 
help realizing how fast the years are passing, and what 
progress the Class is making towards the group of 
oldest living graduates." 




George Selah Brown 

Connected with the Bristol Brass Company 
Address — 50 Cedar Street, New Britain, Conn. 

Born March 27, 1851, in Forestville, Conn., the son of George W. 
and Elizabeth R. Brown. 

He prepared at the New Britain (Conn.) High School. 

He was married October 11, 1876, in New Britain, Conn., to 
Miss Florence R. Graham, daughter of Franklin Graham of New 
Britain. They have one daughter: 

Maude H., now Mrs. Mazeine, born October 10, 1881, in New 
Britain, Conn. 

Brown writes: 

"I graduated from the Columbia Law School, New 
York City, on May 17, 1876, and was admitted to the 
New York Bar, but for private reasons decided on a 



business career. Since that time I have been connected 
with the Bristol Brass Company of Bristol, Conn., in 
various positions, after the death of my father in 1889 
becoming agent of the company. 

"During the past few years I have traveled consid- 
erably on business intent. I belong to the Connect- 
icut Sons of the American Revolution, the New 
Britain Club of New Britain, Conn., and the Yale and 
Hardware clubs of New York City. I am also a mem- 
ber of the Palestine Commandery ( Knight Templars ) , 
and Mecca Shrine, New York City." 

*Joseph Unangst Brown 

Died 1899 


Born July 8, 1851, in Eas- 
ton, Pa., the son of William 
David and Susan Margaret 
(Unangst) Brown. 

He prepared for college at 
S. T. Frost's School, Amenia, 
N. Y., and entered with Class 
of '73. He entered the Class 
of '74 at the beginning of its 
Junior year. 

He was unmarried. 

After graduation 
Brown studied law at 
Easton and was admitted 
to the bar of Northamp- 
ton County, Pa., in the 
winter of 1876, and prac- 
ticed there until the fall 




of 1887, when he engaged in the lumber business in 
Mehoopany, Pa., remaining in this work until the sum- 
mer of 1895. At that time he was admitted to the bar 
of Lackawanna County, Pa., and practiced law in 
Scranton until his death, which occurred on May 30, 
1899, in his forty-eighth year. 

George Vanderburgh Bushnell 

Address — Monrovia, Calif. 

Born September 11, 1851, in Hillsdale, N. Y., the son of Elisha 
and Emma Bushnell. 

He prepared at Winchester Center, Conn. 

He was married December 26, 1878, in Freeport, L. I., to Miss 
Edna V. Carman, daughter of Samuel A. Carman, a merchant of 
Freeport, L. I. They have had three children: 


Georgia C, born November 5, 1879, married Rev. Charles I. 
Taton, Presbyterian minister at Northport, L. I., October 19, 1904. 

Elisha W., born October 25, 1881. 

Mabel E., born April 1, 1887, died in Denver, Colo., September 
7, 1906. 

After graduation Bushnell taught during the fall 
and winter months in Chatham Village, N. Y., and was 
engaged in farming during the summer. He taught 
from 1877 to 1889, and was school commissioner of 
Columbia County, N. Y., from 1879 to 1882. He is 
now a ranchman in California. 

Samuel Clarke Bushnell 

Pastor Congregational Church, Arlington, Mass. 
Address — 11 Maple Street, Arlington, Mass. 

Born March 8, 1852, in New Haven, Conn., the son of Cornelius 
S. and Emily Clarke Bushnell. 

He prepared at the Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, 

He was married October 14, 1880, in Boston, Mass., to Miss 
Mary Elizabeth Kendall, daughter of Isaac Kendall (deceased), 
a Boston merchant. They have two children: 

Alice Kendall, born March 20, 1887, in Boston, Mass. 

Samuel Kendall, Yale '14, born May 29, 1892, in Arlington, Mass. 

After graduation Bushnell entered the Yale Divinity 
School for a three years' course of study, receiving 
the degree of B.D. in 1877, and being chosen Class 
Secretary of the Divinity School Class, which position 
he still holds. He spent one year in traveling around 
the world, and began his ministry on December 1, 1878, 
at Acushnet, Mass., as pastor of the First Congrega- 
tional Church of New Bedford. After eleven years 




in this parish he accepted a call to the Congregational 
Church in Arlington, Mass., beginning his work on 
February 6, 1890. 

He has been identified with the Yale men of Boston 
through his membership in the Boston Yale Club, of 
which he was for several years president. He is 
secretary of the Winthrop Club, and a member of the 
Fortnightly, Monday, and Congregational clubs, the 
Arlington Boat Club, and the Oakley Country Club. 
His services have been desired as preacher at many of 
the preparatory schools, such as Andover, Exeter, 
Milton Academy, Westminster, and Cornwall-on-the- 

Bushnell has kept in touch with his college chum, 
William Halsted, visiting him frequently in Baltimore, 
where he says he has often seen him operate at Johns 


Hopkins, and rejoices in his great success and many 
notable contributions to surgery. He also calls atten- 
tion to the esteem in which Ellis Mendell, '74, is held 
in Boston, where he had a long and faithful ministry, 
an evidence of which may be found in the use of his 
name for one of the new school houses of Boston, a 
fitting memorial to a noble career. 

His writings consist of numerous sermons and 
addresses, a few of which, printed at the time of their 
delivery, have been collected in a small volume for 
private circulation. 

Robert Speir Bussing 


Residence — 20 Garden Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Business address — 26 Court Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Born January 29, 1853, in Brooklyn, N. Y., the son of Robert 
Speir Bussing (deceased) and Mary Kingsland Bussing (deceased). 

He prepared in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

He was married April 26, 1904, in Brooklyn, N. Y., to Mrs. 
Mary L. Read, Packer Institute (Brooklyn) '79, daughter of James 
F. Pierce (deceased), a lawyer of New York City, formerly state 
senator and superintendent of insurance. 

Bussing writes: 

"I have lived in Brooklyn, N. Y., all my life. 
Graduated from Columbia Law School in 1878, and 
was assistant district attorney of Kings County, 
N. Y., from 1881 to 1884. I went to Australia and 
New Zealand in 1884 in behalf of the Pacific Mail 
Steamship Company, in the matter of mail contracts. 




In 1885-1891, I was associated with the New York 
firm of Hoadley, Lauterbach & Johnson, and in 1891 
was made attorney for the American Casualty Insur- 
ance Company, in whose behalf I traveled extensively 
in the United States for the purpose of supervising 
its law cases. That company failed in 1897, and for 
three years I was busy winding up its affairs. Soon 
afterwards I went to England for the Phonograph 
Company and while there, in London, met Frank 
Witherbee, '74, through whose kindness and with whom 
I had the great pleasure of spending three days with 
Andrew Carnegie at his magnificent country place at 
Tunbridge Wells, Sussex, England." 


John Ammi Butler 

Lawyer, retired 

Residence — Crooked-Lake-Farm, Oconomowoc, Wis. 

Permanent address — Wells Building, Milwaukee, Wis. 

Born in Milwaukee, Wis., October 14, 1851. 

He prepared at Markham's Academy, Milwaukee, and Phillips 
Academy, Exeter, N. H. 

He was married October 25, 1877, in Bangor, Maine, to Miss 
Fanny L. Dana, daughter of Amos Dana (deceased), formerly a 
general railway superintendent of Indianapolis, Ind. They have 
three children: 

Mary Orvilla, born July 25, 1878, in Milwaukee, Wis. 

Katharine Dana, born November 29, 1880, in Milwaukee, Wis. 

Frances Eleanor, born August 2, 1885, at Crooked-Lake-Farm, 
Oconomowoc, Wis. 

Butler did not graduate with the Class but, by 
vote of the Corporation in 1905, was granted his 
degree and enrolled with the Class. He has been 
a permanent resident of Milwaukee, Wis., where 
after a year in Columbia College Law School, 
he was admitted to the bar. He continued in prac- 
tice in the firm of Butler, Williams & Butler for 
several years, with uniform and gratifying success ; but 
a serious injury, together with the prospective decline 
of litigated business, led him to retire. He had pre- 
viously attended lectures in the law department at 
Gottingen and Leipsic. In addition to several articles 
which were published in Harper's Magazine in the 
eighties, Butler represented the Chicago Times and 
several other papers as a European correspondent and 
sent them weekly letters. In 1894 he read a paper 
before the first great conference for better city govern- 




ment in Philadelphia. He has since delivered many 
addresses before the National Municipal League and 
has for many years been a member of its executive 
committee. He founded and was for eight years 
president of the Milwaukee Municipal League, which 
at his suggestion and with his cooperation, drafted and 
secured the passage of a civil service law for Milwaukee, 
placing several thousand city employees on the merit 
basis. He has also been for a long period a member 
of the council of the National Civil Service Reform 
League, and as chairman of the Executive Council 
of the Wisconsin Civil Service League he was instru- 
mental in securing the formulation and passage of a 
civil service law for the state. In this he was assisted 
by Mr. Richard Henry Dana, Mr. Elliot H. Goodwin, 


and other members of the National Civil Service 
Reform League. Butler was also the founder and 
first president of the Milwaukee City Club. 

He has traveled a great deal in the old world and 
elsewhere, but has rarely met any of his former class- 
mates with the exception of the late Class Secretary, 
Dickerman, Ansley Wilcox, and Henry W. Farnam 
of New Haven. 

Besides articles for Harper's and Century magazines 
and for newspapers, he is the author of a book entitled, 
"Pen Pictures of Dresden's Past." 

Wellington Campbell 

Address — Short Hills, N. J. 

Born September 27, 1852, in Milburn, N. J., the son of Welling- 
ton and Mary T. Campbell. 

He prepared at Milburn, N. J. 

He was married February 8, 1888, in New Haven, Conn., to 
Miss Carolyn S. Foote, daughter of Frederick Foote of Northford, 
Conn. They have had four children: 

Agnes Foote, born April 13, 1893. 

Katharine Wade, born July 18, 1896. 

Wellington Foote, born October 7, 1897. 

Ruth, born September 25, 1898, died December 20, 1898. 

Campbell writes: 

"After graduation I studied medicine at the College 
of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, from 
which I was graduated in 1877. I began practice in 
North Branford, Conn., in 1878, where I remained 
until 1881. Then I began practice in Short Hills, 
N. J., where I have been ever since. 




"I belong to numerous medical societies and have 
had some experience in political matters, having been 
a township committeeman for seven years." 

*Horace Hatch Chittenden 

Died 1909 

Born January 24, 1855, in Burlington, Vt., the son of Hon. 
Lucius Eugene and Mary Yates (Hatch) Chittenden. 

He prepared for college at W. C. Wilkinson's School, Tarry town, 
N. Y. 

He was married October 11, 1877, to Bertha Borridil Peters 
of New York, the daughter of Dr. George A. and Julia (Coggill) 
Peters of New York City. They had two sons: 

George Peters, B.A. Yale 1901, born July 20, 1879, in New York 

Gerald, B.A. Yale 1904, M.A. Yale 1908, born September 26, 
1882, in New York City. 



After graduation Chittenden spent two years in the 
Columbia Law School and received his degree in 1877. 
Both summers he spent in Europe, principally in 
England, Ireland and Scotland. He was associated 
both before and after admission to the bar with the firm 
of Chittenden & Hubbard, was later a member of Chit- 
tenden, Townsend & Chittenden, until May 1, 1888, and 
then continued practice with his father under the name 
of L. E. & H. H. Chittenden. His father died in 
1900 and in 1902 Chittenden moved to Burlington, Vt. 

He died December 26, 1909, in Burlington, from a 
shock following an operation, in his fifty-fifth year. 





Frederick Addison Cline 


Residence — 4321 Olive Street, St. Louis, Mo. 

Business address — Security Building, St. Louis, Mo. 

Born November 16, 1853, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of George 
W. and Livonia Dodds Cline. 

He prepared at the Preparatory Department of Washington 
University, St. Louis, Mo., and entered the Collegiate Department 
of that university, where he remained two years. He became a 
member of the Class of '74 at the commencement of Sophomore year. 

He was married February 4, 1880, in St. Louis, Mo., to Miss 
Frances E. Holmes, a former student of Miss Porter's School, 
Farmington, Conn., daughter of Robert Holmes (now deceased), 
a merchant of St. Louis. They have five children: 

Frederick Holmes, born January 11, 1881. 

Louis Chauvenet, born June 17, 1882. 


John Holmes, born September 2, 1883. 
Alan Purnell, born August 14, 1885. 
Isabel Violet, born March 18, 1894. 

Cline received the degree of LL.B. from the St. 
Louis Law School in 1876, together with the prize for 
the best legal thesis. Since that time he has been 
practicing law in St. Louis, and in November, 1894, 
was elected justice of the peace. 

William Anderson Coffin 

Landscape Painter and Art Critic 

Addresses — Box 3, Jennerstown, Pa. 

Lotos Club, New York City 

Born January 31, 1855, in Allegheny City, Pa., the son of James 
Gardiner and Isabella Catharine (Anderson) Coffin. 
He was prepared by private tutors. 
He is unmarried. 

In September, 1874, Coffin engaged in the business 
of fire insurance with the firm of J. G. Coffin & Com- 
pany of Pittsburgh, Pa. He remained with them 
until October, 1875, when he returned to New Haven 
and entered the Yale Art School, where he studied 
painting for a year under Professor Weir. He con- 
tinued the study of art in the United States until 1877, 
when he went to Paris and became a pupil of Leon 
Bonnat, under whom he studied until 1882. He then 
returned to America and opened a studio in New York 
City, where he has since spent the greater part of his 
time. His summers have been spent at his country 
studio or in Europe. 




Coffin is a painter of landscape and figure pieces, 
and has exhibited frequently at the Paris Salon, the 
National Academy, and the Society of American 
Artists, New York City. He was awarded the Hall- 
garten prize at the National Academy in 1886; a 
medal at the Paris Exposition in 1889; the Webb 
prize, Society of American Artists, 1891; a gold 
medal, Art Club of Philadelphia, 1898; silver medal, 
Charleston Exposition, 1902, and two medals at the 
St. Louis World's Fair. 

He has been a director at the following exhibitions: 
Exhibition of Historical Portraits and Relics in con- 
nection with the centennial celebration of the inaugu- 
ration of George Washington as first President of 
the United States, New York, 1889; The Loan Exhi- 


bition, Columbian Celebration, 1892; and the first 
portrait show, Portraits of Women, 1894. He was 
Director of Fine Arts at the Pan-American Exposition 
in Buffalo in 1901 and served as a member of the 
superior jury. He has been a member of the jury of 
award at other expositions such as the one at Atlanta 
in 1895. In New York City he acted as a member of 
numerous advisory boards in connection with the great 
expositions in Paris, St. Louis and elsewhere. 

He wrote in 1910: 

"This sort of work, organizing and conducting art 
exhibitions, and committee and executive work in 
various enterprises such as the erection of Washington 
Arch in Washington Square, competitions for mural 
paintings and other commissions, choosing sites for art 
buildings, building committees and other activities, 
took a good deal of my time between the years 1890 
and 1904, in New York. I also served constantly on 
the juries of selection of the Society of American 
Artists, before it was merged with the Academy of 
Design in 1906. 

"In 1906 I took up my permanent residence here in 
the Allegheny Mountain country in Pennsylvania, 
where I greatly enjoy country life and have a good 
studio that I built on the farm in 1907. It is probable 
that I shall return next year to New York for winter 
residence and continue to spend my summers here as 
I have done for many years past. I cannot say that 
I have been much of a college man in the way it is 
understood generally. It has always been pleasant to 
meet and work with college men whether from Yale, 
Harvard, or elsewhere, though it often happened that 
we never thought of speaking of our affiliations in that 


respect, until it came up in some way outside of the 
business in hand. I have been in Boston frequently 
and had to do with many Harvard men as a matter 
of course, and I have not been in New Haven as often 
as I should have liked. When I come to think of it 
most of the Yale men I know best and have seen most 
of in all these thirty-five years were not in my Class, 
and the great majority of them graduated in earlier 
classes than ours. 

"I have had a very busy life, but my occupations have 
permitted me to have so much freedom that I have been 
very happy. My health has always been good and 
beyond the little premonitions of endurance becoming 
less of a factor than I could count upon a few years 
ago, I have never felt better and heartier than I do 
at the present time." 

Coffin has written many articles for the Century, 
Scrzbners, and other magazines, for the most part 
critical reviews of the work of celebrated artists native 
and foreign, and was art critic on the New York 
Evening Post and Nation, 1886-1891, 1903-1904; and 
art critic on the New York Sun, 1896-1900. He has also 
done some biographical work and critical writing for 
encyclopaedias, notably Johnson's. He has been a regu- 
lar contributor to all the important picture exhibitions 
in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle, 
Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati. He has given lectures on 
art in many of the leading cities and universities of 
the country and on four or five occasions has spoken 
in Washington before the Ways and Means Commit- 
tee of Congress in favor of free art. He has been a 
delegate to numerous congresses and in 1900 was one 
of the two delegates sent from the United States to 


the International Congress of the Arts of Design in 

He is an associate of the National Academy of 
Design, and served as secretary of the Society of Amer- 
can Artists from 1887 to 1892, is a member of the 
Architectural League of New York (vice-president for 
two terms) ; founder and member of the Municipal 
Art Society of New York (first vice-president, serving 
for three terms) ; and a member of the Advisory Board 
of the Public Education Society of New York. He 
is also a member of the Lotos and Fencers clubs. 

A list of some of his best known pictures follows: 

"The Rain" — (Webb prize) in permanent collection, 
Metropolitan Museum, New York City. 

"At Break of Day" — in Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. 

"September" — in William T. Evans National Col- 
lection, Washington, D. C. 

"A Maple in Spring" — in International Art Society 
Collection, Venice, Italy. 

Pictures in collections of City, Lotos and Fencers 

*Edward Lewis Curtis 
Died 1911 

Born October 13, 1853, in Ann Arbor, Mich., the son of William 
S. and Martha A. (Leach) Curtis, who was a member of the second 
class ('39) to graduate from Mount Holyoke Seminary, now Mount 
Holyoke College. 

He prepared at Elmira Free Academy, Elmira, N. Y., was 
a member of the Class of '73 at Beloit College during its Freshman 
and Sophomore years, and joined the Class of '74 at the beginning 
of Sophomore year. 

He was married April 27, 1882, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Miss Laura 
Elizabeth Ely, Rockford (111.) College, '81, daughter of the Rev. 




B. E. S. Ely, D.D., a Presbyterian clergyman of Des Moines, 
Iowa. They had four children, all born in Chicago, 111.: 

Elizabeth Eudora, Vassar '05, born March 8, 1883. 

Margaret Martha, Smith '06, Bryn Mawr M.A. '07, born May 
30, 1884. 

Edward Ely, Yale '10, born July 4, 1888. 

Laura Dorothea, Vassar '11, born October 19, 1890. 

Curtis wrote in 1911: 

"During the year after graduation I taught as an 
assistant in a high school at Pittsfield, 111., and also at 
the same time made my first efforts in preaching in 
connection with revival meetings. I was urged at that 
time to enter the ministry at once, but thanks to the 
counsel of my parents I refused to entertain such an 
idea. The next year, 1875-1876, I taught in Biddle 


Institute (now University), a Presbyterian institute 
for colored people at Charlotte, N. C. This was one 
of the best years of my life. 

"On the way to my home in Rockford, 111., I spent 
three delightful weeks with Sellers at his home in West 
Chester, Pa., near Philadelphia, visiting the Centennial 
Exposition. Ragan and Reid were with us some days. 

"In the fall of 1876 I entered Union Theological 
Seminary, N. Y., where I found Brady and Scudder 
enrolled as Seniors. I remained three years, having 
Frissell, who was in the same Class, as a roommate for 
two years. In the summer of 1877 I preached in the 
back woods of New Brunswick, Canada. On gradu- 
ation in May, 1879, I was awarded a fellowship for 
study abroad. Sailing in June for Scotland, I took a 
brief trip through Scotland and England and settled 
down in July near Neuwied-on-the-Rhine in a German 
pastor's family to learn the language. In October I 
entered the University of Berlin, where I studied during 
three semesters, but my student life was interrupted by 
severe illness and I spent two months in the hospital. 

"During the summer of 1880 I traveled in Germany 
and Switzerland. I returned home in the late spring 
of 1881 and the following fall I began teaching Hebrew 
and Old Testament subjects at the McCormick Theo- 
logical Seminary, Chicago. From there I was called 
to my present position at Yale Divinity School in the 
summer of 1891. I was ordained to the Presbyterian 
ministry in November, 1884, and when in Chicago I 
supplied churches during the greater number of the 
Sabbaths. Since coming to New Haven, owing to 
more exacting labors and considerable ill health, I have 
preached far less. 


"While living in Chicago tennis was my favorite 
outdoor sport. In New Haven I played golf for a 
number of seasons. During the summer of 1900 I took 
my family abroad, leaving them to spend the winter 
in Germany. The next spring I joined them and 
tramped with my children in Switzerland. There I 
strained my heart, already weakened by hard bicycle 
rides. Since then I have been compelled to go slow 
and in January, 1906, I lost at a stroke, through 
embolism, half my sight in both eyes. This has 
deprived me completely of any participation in outdoor 
sports except fishing, which, from a boat, I indulge in 
during the summer. 

"I received the honorary degree of Ph.D. from 
Hanover College, Ind., in 1886, and the degree of 
D.D. from Yale in 1891." 

Curtis held the chair of Hebrew Language and 
Literature at the Yale Divinity School 1891-1911 
and served as acting dean of that School after the 
retirement of Dean Sanders in 1905. 


Some features of Messianic prophecy illustrated by the book 
of Joel. 0. Test. Stud., Ill, 97-102, 141-145, 1883-84; The 
blessing of Jael. 0. Test. Stud., IV, 12-18, 1883-84; Some 
features of Hebrew poetry. 0. Test. Stud., V, 1-8, 1885; The 
advent of Jehovah. Presb. Rev., VI, 606-612, 1885; The Old 
Testament. 0. Test. Stud., VI, 25-26, 1886; Some features of 
Old Testament prophecy illustrated by the book of Amos. 0. 
Test. Stud., VI, 136-139, 1887; The Old Testament for our times. 
In addresses at the inauguration of Rev. Edward Lewis Curtis, 
Ph.D., as professor in the McCormick Theological Seminary, 
Chicago, April 6, 1887, 10-23; Divine love in the Old Testament. 
Presb. Rev., IX, 199-207, 1888; The prophecy concerning 
Immanuel. 0. and N. Test. Stud., II, 276-280, 1890; The pro- 


phecy concerning the child of four names, Isaiah IX, 5-6. 0. 
and N. Test. Stud., II, 336-341, 1890; Isaiah's prophecy con- 
cerning the shoot of Jesse and his kingdom, Isaiah XI. 0. and 
N. Test. Stud., XII, 13-19, 1891; Cheyne's Bampton lectures on 
the Psalter. 0. and N. Test. Stud., XIV, 198-205, 1892; 
Messianic prophecy in the book of Job. Bibl. World, I, No. 2, 
119-121, 1893; The present state of Old Testament criticism. 
Century Mag., XLV, No. 5, 727-734, 1893; The higher criticism 
and its application to the Bible. The Andover Review, XIX, 
No. 110, 135-155, 1893; Higher criticism under review. Chris- 
tian Thought, XI, No. 2, 92-97, 1893; Hexateuch. Johnson's 
Univ. Encyclopedia, IV, 268-271, 1894; Messiah (Revision). 
Johnson's Univ. Encyclopedia, V, 685-689, 1894; The literary 
features and inspiration of the historical books of the Old Testa- 
ment. New Christian Quart., IV, No. 3, 64-71, 1895; The Old 
Testament reckoning of regnal years. Jrl. of Bibl. Lit., XIV, 
parts 1 and 2, 125-130, 1895; Early cities of Palestine. Bibl. 
World, VII, No. 6, 411-424, 1896; Date of the Mosaic legislation. 
Bibl. World, VIII, No. 4, 312-314, 1896; The old and new in 
Old Testament study. The Expository Times and Christian Lit., 
IX, No. 3, 37a-42a, 1897; Chronology of the Old Testament. 
Hastings Diet, of the Bible, I, 397-403, 1897; The book of 
Daniel. Hastings Diet, of the Bible, I, 551-557, 1897; The 
literary products of Israel from Josiah to Ezra. Bibl. World, 
XI, No. 6, 435-446, 1897; Genealogy. Hastings Diet, of the 
Bible, II, 121-137, 189 v 9; The outlook in theology. Bibliotheca 
Sacra, Jan., 1899, 1-11; The Message of Ezekiel to the human 
heart. Bibl. World, XIV, No. 2, 125-132, 1899; The Old Testa- 
ment. Hastings Diet, of the Bible, III, 595-604, 1900; The 
coronation of Joash. Bibl. World, XVII, 272-277, 1901; The 
tribes of Israel. In Historical and Critical contributions to 
biblical science, N. Y., Scribner's, 1-41, 1901 ; The Old Testament 
in religious education. Bibl. World, XXII, No. 6, 424-436, 1903; 
An interpretation: Psalm XLV, 8-11, Bibl. World, XXIV, No. 
2, 112-116, 1904; The messages of biblical criticism to the 
preacher. Yale Divinity Quart., I, No. 2, 43-50, 1904; George 
Edward Day: A memorial address. Yale Divinity Quart., No. 3, 
85-95, 1906; A critical and exegetical commentary on the books 
of Chronicles. In the International critical commentary, N. Y., 


Scribner's, 534, 1910; The return of the Jews under Cyrus. In 
Essays in modern theology and related subjects. Papers in honor 
of Charles Augustus Briggs, N. Y., Scribner's, 33-40, 1911. 

In Memoriam 

Before his death, which occurred suddenly on August 
26, 1911, Curtis had prepared for the class history a full 
bibliography and a brief account of the events of his life. 
These together tell the story; he was a teacher, a 
scholar, and an officer of the University, in all three 
capacities equal to the obligations which rested upon 

The greater part of his teaching was given to the 
two lower classes of the Divinity School, in the form 
of instruction in the elements of Hebrew. This work, 
not in itself especially inspiring, even with mature 
students, he repeated with successive classes here for 
twenty years, finding his sufficient reward in the sense 
of duty faithfully done. He also gave a considerable 
variety of courses in the more advanced interpretation 
of certain books of the Old Testament. Such elective 
work connected itself directly with his activities as a 
scholar, for which Curtis had begun to prepare himself 
immediately after leaving Union Seminary. The long 
bibliography is evidence of the steadfastness with 
which he held to his early ideals. No one who has not 
had some experience of the kind of work represented 
in this list can quite understand the industry and deter- 
mination that such a bibliography represents. It 
seems a piece of good fortune that his most important 
book, the Commentary on Chronicles, in the Interna- 
tional Series, should have been finished before his 
strength failed, but it was not mere good fortune. 


This fine piece of critical exegesis, the fruit of many 
years of study, was put into final form by him after 
his health had seriously declined, while he was under 
the heavy pressure of other duties and, I think, with 
the shadow of the end already visible. There is a sober 
heroism here. 

Curtis had in him also a vein of practical judgment 
which made him efficient as an executive, and his 
colleagues in the Divinity School recognized this some 
five years ago by selecting him to act as dean. His 
modesty led him to refuse the formal title and he 
appears in the catalogue only as acting dean. 

This was a quiet life, freed from the intensity of 
the struggle and remote also from the rewards which 
men usually desire. Its reward is in the recognition 
and the intelligent appreciation of colleagues and 
pupils and friends and classmates. 

E. P. Morris. 

Thomas DeWitt Cuyler 

Counsellor and Attorney at Law 

Residence — Haverford, Pa. 

Business address — Arcade Building, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Born September 28, 1854, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of 
Theodore and Mary DeWitt Cuyler. 

He was married May 3, 1881, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Miss 
Frances Lewis, daughter of John T. Lewis of Philadelphia. They 
have four children: 

Mary DeWitt, born March 3, 1882. 

Frances Lewis, born August 10, 1883. 

Helen Scott, born December 28, 1887. 

Eleanor DeGraff, born May 7, 1898. 




After graduation, Cuyler read law with his father, 
and was admitted to the bar in 1876. Born in Phila- 
delphia and living there, or in the immediate vicinity, 
at Haver ford, his entire life, he has pursued the practice 
of his profession since his admission to the bar. While 
he has been active in his professional work, his duties 
and engagements have been varied and responsible. 
In his earlier life, he became connected with the military 
organization of the State and was for years active in the 
service of the First City Troop of Philadelphia, and 
finally became judge advocate general of the State. 

In 1899, he became a director of the Pennsylvania 
Railroad Company and later on he was elected a direc- 
tor and member of the executive committee in the 
following railroads: Long Island Railroad Company; 
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company; 


New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Com- 
pany, and various subsidiary lines in association with 
these systems. 

Cuyler is also a director in the following financial 
institutions: Commercial Trust Company; Girard 
Trust Company; Pennsylvania Company for Insur- 
ances on Lives and Granting Annuities; Franklin 
National Bank and Philadelphia Saving Fund Society. 
Of the Commercial Trust Company, he subsequently 
became, and now is, its president. 

In addition to these local connections, he is a director 
in the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United 
States; Mercantile Trust Company; United States 
Mortgage and Trust Company; Guaranty Trust Com- 
pany; Metropolitan Trust Company; Bankers Trust 
Company; Audit Company and Equitable Trust 
Company, of the City of New York. 

He is connected with various philanthropic, educa- 
tional and charitable institutions, both in Philadelphia 
and New York, notably the American Museum of 
Natural History, Pennsylvania Institution for the 
Deaf and Dumb, the Philadelphia Zoological Society, 
and is a commissioner of Fairmount Park. 

He is a member of the following clubs : Rittenhouse, 
Philadelphia, Racquet, Merion Cricket and Phila- 
delphia Country, all of Philadelphia, or its vicinity; of 
the Order of the Cincinnati and of the Holland Society 
of New York; of the Union, University, Century, 
Lawyers and Yale clubs of New York City. He 
represents the Philadelphia Yale Alumni Association 
in the Alumni Advisory Board of Yale. He spent the 
winter of 1910-11 in Egypt. 



*Clark Dewing 

Died 1895 

Born March 4, 1853, in Rocky Hill, Hartford County, Conn., the 
son of Hiram and Susan (Burkett) Dewing. 

He entered with the Class of '73, and remained with them until 
the third term of their Senior year. In January, 1874, he joined 
the Class of '74 but did not receive his degree until 1875. 

He was married October 12, 1875, to Miss Catharine Haven 
Fleming (died in Stamford, 
Conn., May 16, 1893), daugh- 
ter of Frederick N. Fleming 
of Stamford. They had one 

Hiram Edwin, born August 
15, 1876. 

Dewing entered busi- 
ness in 1874, first as a 
stockbroker in partner- 
ship with Henry Hooper 
and afterwards with his 
father. After the death 
of his wife in 1893, his 
own health failed, and 
early in 1895 he went to 
Palm Beach, Fla., for re- 
lief. His father brought 
him, on his return jour- 
ney, as far as St. Augustine, where his death from 
consumption occurred on March 14, 1895, at the age 
of forty-two. 



*George Lewis Dickerman 

Died 1909 

Born April 12, 1852, in New Haven, Conn., the son of Charles 
and Jane (Foote) Dickerman. 

He prepared for college at the Hopkins Grammar School, New 

He was married October 14, 1885, in Wilkes Earre, Pa., to Miss 
Elizabeth Shoemaker, daughter of Lazarus Denison Shoemaker, 
Yale '40, and Esther (Wadhams) Shoemaker. They had no 

After graduation from college Dickerman entered 
the Columbia Law School, receiving the degree of 
LL.B. there in 1876. Returning to New Haven, he 
engaged in the practice of his profession, giving his 
attention mainly to the care of estates and trust funds. 
His office was continuously in the White Building 
next to that of his friends, the White brothers. In 
December, 1884, he was elected a member of the board 
of aldermen, and held the office for two terms of two 
years each, during half of this period being also 
chairman of the board of finance, but declined further 
public office. 

Since graduation he had been Class Secretary, and 
had issued for the Class three biographical records. 
While busily engaged in preparing for the thirty-fifth 
anniversary of the Class at Commencement he was 
stricken with apoplexy, of which he died at his home 
a week later, May 30, 1909, in his fifty-eighth year. 
He was in San Francisco at the time of the earthquake, 
and the shock and exposure incident to getting away 
from the city affected him nervously, and, in the 
opinion of his friends, hastened his end. 




In Memoriam 

When the Class gathered for its reunion in 1909 the 
hearts of many of the classmates were saddened because 
they missed the cheery greeting and firm hand clasp 
of our Secretary. The pleasures of our meeting were 
lessened, for while the programme which his mind 
had formulated was carried out minutely, we realized 
that the originator of the plans, having given the 
instructions, had passed out of our visible presence. 

I feel myself constrained as I sit down, at Farnam's 
request, to write the story of Dickerman's life since 
graduation. The concise details which he gave of 
himself in his three published reports were so charac- 
teristic of his modesty and unobtrusiveness that the 
influence of his restraining hand seems touching me 


as I set forth the simple annals of his quiet life. 
After graduation he studied law at Columbia and in 
the office of Benjamin Silliman, a member of the New 
York Bar, where, as he often said, he learned more 
than legal knowledge, for Silliman taught him the 
ethics of the profession and gave him an example of 
honesty and loyalty to his clients' best human interests 
which he ever endeavored to keep in mind in his dealings 
with his own clients. 

Returning to New Haven in 1876, he was with 
Talcott H. Russell (Yale '69) for several years and 
later shared an office with his classmate Gunn. Depre- 
ciating his own powers as a pleader, he soon abstained 
from appearance in the courts and confined himself to 
office practice. The particular care with which he 
carried out every case intrusted to him, the clearness 
of his advice and his scrupulous honesty, steadily won 
him the trust of his clients and through their com- 
mendation he kept adding to the volume of his business. 
As the years went by more and more there was placed 
in his hands the management of estates, which were 
carefully administered for the sole interests of the 
beneficiaries, usually widows and orphans. And his 
dealings with the tenants of these brought him into 
close relations with people of small means who so 
absolutely trusted him that they brought their cares 
and troubles to him for adjustment. Much of this 
work for these women was done without any compen- 
sation and his aim seemed to be rather to have justice 
done than to take advantage of any legal quibbles. 
He was extremely painstaking in having them under- 
stand clearly the real crux of a situation. So careful 
of their interests was he that whenever he was called 


away from New Haven for a few weeks he tabulated 
accurately his list of wills, the details of management, 
and other matters that might arise, ready for any 
successor to take in hand. 

In 1884 he took his sole dip into politics and while he 
filled with credit his position as alderman for four 
years and served as president of the City's Board of 
Finance, he did not take kindly to the political exactions 
connected with his duties and henceforth devoted his 
time wholly to his vocation. 

He lived quietly at his father's house on Howe 
Street, where so many of us were hospitably enter- 
tained during our college days, until his marriage in 
1885 to Miss Elizabeth Shoemaker of Wilkes Barre, 
Pa., and then established a home of his own, first on 
Howe Street and then on Temple Street. This latter 
place gave him the opportunity to gratify his delight 
in beautiful old furniture; for with the aid of Hotch- 
kiss, the Yale guardian, he gathered many a fine old 
piece of colonial fame from New England and along 
with his wife produced a homelike atmosphere of 
hospitality which many of us have ofttimes appreciated. 

His devotion to work kept him tied to New Haven, 
but regularly with his wife and sister when the sum- 
mer heat came round he would flit for a month or two 
to Seal Harbor, Maine, where he regained strength and 
vigor through his favorite pastimes, sailing and golf. 

His close attention to affairs and the anxiety pro- 
duced by sickness and death in his family affected his 
health to such an extent that in 1906 he started on 
a long deferred journey to the Pacific Coast. Unfor- 
tunately he reached San Francisco to be there during 
the time of the earthquake, and the bitter experience 


which he had to undergo and his trials in conveying 
a party from the hotel to the government reservation 
shattered his constitution to such an extent that he did 
not regain his vigor. Returning to New Haven that 
fall he made a brave fight to recuperate but his health 
steadily declined until his death in May, 1909. 

The same care he gave to his business he gave to the 
secretarial work. He delighted in the fugitive calls 
which his classmates, whenever returning to the college, 
made to his office; he kept on record every detail he 
could glean of their lives. He was unstinting of 
the time he gave to the preparation of records and the 
arrangements to be made for the various reunions, and 
he made his guests whom he entertained at those times 
enjoy thoroughly his home hospitality. 

Modest, unobtrusive, painstaking, he lived his life, 
and his various clients and friends bear staunch tribute 
to the honesty, probity and justice of his dealings with 

D. A. Kennedy. 

George Edward Dimock 

Broker, retired 
Residence — 907 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, N. J. 
Business address — 2 Wall Street, New York City- 
Born March 10, 1854, in Baldwinsville, Mass., the son of Anthony 
V. and Susan Weston Dimock. 
He prepared at Elizabeth, N. J. 

He was married July 5, 1881, in Elizabeth, N. J., to Miss 
Elizabeth Jordan, daughter of the Hon. Edward Jordan, solicitor 
of the United States Treasury, a resident of Washington, D. C, 
and later of Elizabeth, N. J., where he died in 1899. They have 
four children: 




Elizabeth Ricker, Vassar '04, born January 14, 1883, married 
June 12, 1909, to Edgar Albert Knapp of Elizabeth. 
Mary Jordan, Vassar '06, born July 12, 1886. 
Edward Jordan, Yale '11, born January 4, 1890. 
George Edward, Jr., Yale '12, born October 17, 1891. 

Concerning his life Dimock wrote in 1910: 
"My residence has been continuously in Elizabeth, 
N. J., to which place I was brought in early childhood. 
On graduating I attempted to combine Wall Street 
business for a living, in the mornings, with the study 
of medicine for a profession at the College of Physi- 
cians and Surgeons in the afternoons and evenings. 
After three years the call of business seemed imperative 
and since 1877 I have devoted myself actively and 
exclusively to the business life of a Wall Street broker. 


A legend of the Street is that any one who looks back 
will die of remorse, but I can say that my business 
life has been most happy, and I believe that with my 
experience as a member of the Class of '74 and with my 
long connection with the New York Stock Exchange, 
I view life as broadly as if I had been trained in a 

"I was early made an officer in my home church and 
I have been much honored with official positions in 
religious, charitable and educational organizations. 
My most interesting connections are with the Pingry 
School of Elizabeth, N. J., and with Vassar College. 
At Vassar I have an opportunity for real work as a 
member of its executive committee. 

"I have taken no part in politics. I have received 
no degrees since graduation. As I live practically in 
New York I have joined many clubs and societies, here 
also the most interesting to me being educational. 

"Without being a great traveler I find in replying 
to the travel question that I have been pretty well over 
our own country, having crossed the continent by each 
one of the great routes from the mouth of the St. 
Lawrence to John Brady's home in Alaska, and with 
my family I have seen the Pacific Coast from Seattle 
to Santa Catalina and have gone some distance into 
Mexico. I have visited London and Paris and, in 
search of health, I have spent a season in the south of 
France and among the Italian Lakes. I feel still better 
acquainted with Rome and Florence and the Italian 
Riviera, for, in addition to two visits of my own, I corre- 
sponded with my son, who spent a winter in Rome and 
Athens, and with my two daughters, who spent last 
winter in Italy. 


"My chief desire at present is to be a real partner 
in the active family which is my pride. I seem to be 
living my college life over again on a higher plane in 
the experiences of my two boys at Yale. A great 
interest has always been the collecting of books, and I 
derive great satisfaction from the contemplation of my 
library, which, while not notable, contains something of 
interest for every book-lover. A pleasant recreation 
is burning cord wood in the big fireplace in my summer 
home in Sullivan County, N. Y., and in trying to 
follow Professor Graves' suggestion to keep the fire in 
the fireplace and out of the forest. A very great 
pleasure has been to follow suggestions of Professor 
Morris as to how I could be of some use to the 
graduate department at Yale." 

Dimock is a member of the following: The New 
York Academy of Sciences ; the Metropolitan Museum 
of Art; the American Folk Lore Society; the National 
Geographic Society; the Horticultural Society of New 
York ; the New Jersey Historical Society ; the Grolier 
Club ; the American Museum of Natural History ; the 
American Anthropology Association; the American 
Geographical Society; the American Forestry Associ- 
ation; the New York Botanical Garden; the Quill 
Club, and the Yale Club. 

The Class Secretary may be permitted to add to 
Dimock's biography that for some ten or a dozen years 
he has been in the habit of making liberal contributions 
to the libraries and work of the various departments 
of the Yale Graduate School, and financed the bicen- 
tennial publications at an expense of some $15,000. 
He has thus contributed most effectively and unosten- 
tatiously toward promoting the higher scholarship of 
the University. 



* Arthur Murray Dodge 

Died 1896 

Born October 29, 1852, in New York City, the son of William 
Earl and Melissa (Phelps) Dodge. 

He prepared for college 
with a private tutor in New 
York City. 

He was married October 9, 
1875, in Hartford, Conn., to 
Miss Josephine Marshall Jew- 
ell, daughter of Hon. Marshall 
Jewell. They had five sons: 

Marshall Jewell, Yale '98, 
born in Hartford, Conn., Au- 
gust 27, 1876. 

Murray Witherbee, Yale 
'99, born in New York City, 
April 30, 1878. 

Arthur Douglas, Yale '03, 
born in New York City, Au- 
gust 30, 1879. 

Pliny Jewell, born Septem- 
ber 16, 1885, died January 12, 

Geoffrey, Yale '09, born in 
New York City, October 8, 


After graduation Dodge spent a few months in 
foreign travel. In March, 1875, he became associated 
with the lumber firm of Dodge, Meigs & Company, of 
New York City, later becoming a member of the firm, 
a position which he retained until his death. 

After nearly a year of ill health he died at his country 
home in Simsbury, Conn., on October 17, 1896, at the 
age of forty-four. 



*George Fingland Doughty 

Died 1882 

Born October 14, 1852, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of George E. 
and Louisa F. Doughty. 

He prepared at the Woodward High School, Cincinnati, and was 
with the Class but three years, having been absent on leave during 
Junior year. 

He was unmarried. 

Doughty returned home after graduation with the 
purpose of devoting himself to a literary life ; but in the 
meantime thought it best 
to learn some mercantile 
business, and went into 
the employ of Stribley & 
Company, manufacturers 
of shoes in Cincinnati. 
About 1879 he took the 
position of secretary and 
treasurer of a company 
organized in the same city 
for supplying naphtha 
lights. In this position 
he manifested untiring 
energy and extraordinary 
executive ability, so that 
when in 1880 the 
Southern Railway, run- 
ning from Cincinnati 
to Chattanooga, was 

offered for lease, he was able to form a company for 
taking the lease. Though the bid offered by his com- 
pany was not the successful one, the financial power 



which he had shown was duly appreciated, and he was 
offered the position of secretary of the new corporation. 
This position he held with increasing credit until his 
sudden death, resulting from diphtheria, in Cincinnati, 
May 25, 1882, in his thirtieth year. 

Jacob Abramse Robertson Dunning 

Real Estate and Insurance 

Residence — 97 Heywood Avenue, Orange, N. J. 

Business address — 141 Broadway, New York City 

Born July 1, 1854, in New York City, the son of William Henry 
and Eliza Bogardus Dunning. 

He prepared at the Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, Conn. 

He was married October 11, 1888, in Orange, N. J., to Miss 
Florence Hoag, a graduate of the Dearborn-Morgan School, daugh- 



ter of Francis M. Hoag of New York City. They have three 
children : 

Margaret B., born in New York City, December 31, 1891. 

C. Agnes, born in New York City, January 2, 1894. 

Archibald Robertson, born in Orange, N. J., in 1908. 

Dunning writes: 

"Lived in New York City until 1900 and since then 
in Orange, X. J. Shortly after graduation I was in 
the importing dry goods business, then in the dry goods 
commission business. Since 1886 have pursued my 
present occupation and have been in business for myself 
and without partners since 1880. 

"I am or have been a member of the University Club, 
Yale Club, New York Athletic Club, Seventh Regi- 
ment, Orange Club, Essex County Country Club, 
and others. I was a non-commissioned officer in the 
Seventh Regiment of New York and served some ten 
years or more. I have traveled abroad and am glad 
to be at home." 

*Thomas Grier Evans 

Died 1905 

Born October 22, 1852, in Kingston, N. Y., the son of James 
Sidney and Mary (DeWitt) Evans. 

He prepared at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. 

He was married June 6, 1899, to Mrs. Elida Woodhull Van 
Hoevenberg, widow of James Dumond Van Hoevenberg, and 
daughter of Joseph Miller and Adeline Anna (Hallock) Woodhull. 
They had no children. 

After graduation Evans entered the Columbia Law 
School, receiving the degree of LL.B. in May, 1876, 
and then studied in the office of Hon. Clarence A. 



Seward. In September of that year he began the 
practice of his profession and steadily continued the 
same until the year of his death, making a specialty of 
real estate law. He was an extensive collector of 

valuable books and manu- 
scripts, principally on 
historical and literary sub- 
jects, and was secretary 
of the Grolier Club. He 
became greatly interested 
in genealogical matters, 
and since 1884 has been 
a member of the New 
York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society, of 
which he was president 
the last five years of his 
life. He was editor of 
the Record of the Society 
for many years, and sub- 
sequently on the publica- 
tion committee. He 
wrote a history of the DeWitt family of Ulster County, 
which was printed in the Record. Since 1899 he had 
resided in New Brighton, Staten Island, N. Y., where 
he was a trustee and treasurer of the Staten Island 
Academy and Latin School, and trustee of the Staten 
Island Club. He was a member of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church. 

He died of endocarditis at his home, March 28, 1905, 
in his fifty-third year. 



Henry Walcott Farnam 

Professor of Economics, Yale University 
Address — New Haven, Conn. 

Born November 6, 1853, in New Haven, Conn., the son of 
Henry and Ann Sophia (Whitman) Farnam. 

He spent four years in preparatory study in Germany at Heidel- 
berg and Weimar, and his last year at the Hopkins Grammar 
School, New Haven. 

He was married June 26, 1890, in New Haven, Conn., to Miss 
Elizabeth Upham Kingsley, daughter of William L. Kingsley of 
New Haven. They have had five children: 

Louise Whitman, Vassar '12, born September 11, 1891. 

Katharine Kingsley, born May 17, 1893. 

Henry Walcott, Jr., born May 12, 1894. 

A son, who died a few days after birth, born October 1, 1896. 

A daughter, who died a few days after birth, born June 29, 1901. 

He has written the following sketch: 

"My first year after graduation was spent at Yale, 
where I qualified for the degree of Master of Arts. 
I then went to Germany, studying in the universities 
of Berlin, Gottingen, and Strassburg, and returned in 
1878 with the degree of R.P.D., which I obtained, 
magna cum laude, in Strassburg. I had already been 
appointed tutor and went through this apprenticeship 
from 1878 to 1880, generously sharing the small stock 
of Latin which I possessed with the classes of 1881, 
1882, and 1883. In 1880, I was appointed university 
professor of political economy and in 1881 I was 
appointed to the professorship in the Sheffield Scientific 
School left vacant when General Francis A. Walker 
was called to the presidency of the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology. I retained this chair until 
1903, teaching economics, history, constitutional law 


and international law. At the same time, I lectured 
in the Graduate Department and cooperated in 1887 
with Professor Sumner, Professor Hadley, and others 
in developing the courses of graduate study in economics 
and public law. 

"I need hardly say that my work for Yale has not 
been confined to teaching. Of the many other activities 
which demanded my attention, mention will be made 
here only of the campaign for the preservation and 
restoration of Old South Middle in 1904-05. There 
were decided differences of opinion among the gradu- 
ates of the university about the wisdom of this move 
at the time, but it has been a satisfaction to me to feel 
that very few would now like to see the building torn 
down, and its utility, both for dormitory purposes and 
for the offices of the dean since 1910, is unquestioned. 
In 1903, I gave up my position in the Scientific School 
in order to devote myself to the Graduate Department 
and to have more time for research and the many 
extra-academic duties which had fallen upon me. 

"A few of these should be mentioned in order to 
give this biography its proper proportions. For five 
years, 1882-1887, I served as chairman of the 
Prudential Committee of the New Haven Hospital. 
From 1884 to 1890, I was interested in the New Haven 
Morning News, which took an active part in the 
Cleveland campaign of 1884 under the editorship of 
Clarence Deming, Yale '72. The presidency of this 
company brought much work and many experiences, 
not all of a pleasant nature. The reform of the civil 
service appealed to me from the beginning and I helped 
to organize the New Haven Association which was 
formed in 1881. This was expanded in 1901, into the 




Connecticut Association, of which I have been the 
president since that time. I have also been for many 
years a member of the Council of the National Civil 
Service Reform League. When the new charter of 
New Haven went into effect in 1898, I was appointed 
chairman of the New Haven Civil Service Board and 
held that office until the summer of 1900. I have also 
been interested in the Organized Charities, and in New 
Haven's social settlement, known as Lowell House. 
In 1892, when Mr. William L. Kingsley's failing health 
obliged him to give up the management of the New 
Englander and Yale Review, I bought out his interest 
and organized a board of editors, changing the title of 
the magazine to The Yale Review and limiting its scope 
to history, economics, and public law. From that time 
until 1911 I was chairman of the board of editors. I 


was a member, from 1893 to 1905, of the Committee of 
Fifty on the Liquor Problem, and took an active part 
as secretary of one of the sub-committees in preparing 
the volume on the Economic Aspects of the Liquor 
Problem. In 1907 I was appointed president of the 
American Association for Labor Legislation, which is 
trying to promote greater care and scientific study 
in the enactment of labor laws. From 1910 to 
1911 I was president of the American Economic 
Association. A good deal of my time since 1902 
has been devoted to the Department of Economics 
and Sociology of the Carnegie Institution, especially 
since the death of Col. C. D. Wright in 1909, 
when I was asked to take his place as the chair- 
man of the board of collaborators. In company with 
my eleven colleagues and some 150 assistants I am 
gathering materials for the economic history of the 
United States. From 1887 to 1910 I was a member 
of the State Commission of Sculpture, serving until 
1903 as clerk and after that date as chairman. 

"I have always been fond of travel. In 1880, 1882, 
1887, I made vacation trips abroad, in the latter year 
taking a walking tour in Switzerland with A. T. 
Hadley, '76, now president of the university, A. L. 
Ripley, '78, now a member of the corporation, and 
J. B. Gleason, '76. In 1890, I started off with my 
bride on a trip around the world, visiting Japan, India, 
Egypt, Greece, Italy, and other parts of Europe. In 
1899-1900, I spent another year abroad, partly for the 
education of the children, and partly to get over the 
effects of over- work. In 1907 I again went abroad 
with my family for a year, partly for the education of 
the children, partly to recover from the indirect results 


of a railroad accident in which I was injured in 1905. 
The greater part of this year was spent in Switzerland, 
though we also did a little traveling. 

"In 1911 I took my family for a trip to the far West. 
We first made the tour of the Yellowstone Park and 
then left Seattle for Alaska, June 28, on the steam- 
ship Spokane. On the following night at about 
11 o'clock, our steamer, which was passing through 
Seymour Narrows on a strong tide, was driven by the 
current against the rocks and went down in about 
half an hour. Though two of the passengers were lost, 
the rest of us were fortunately able to reach land by 
means of life preservers and life boats. We were 
picked up the next day by the steamship Admiral 
Sampson, and brought back to Seattle, where my 
classmate Shepard, and his brother Charles, of the 
Class of '70, showed us every attention. 

"My favorite means of recreation are photography, 
riding, and farming. I have a farm and piece of 
woodland covering about 370 acres in Stockbridge, 
Mass., where I spend as much as possible of my sum- 
mers with my family. Of the latter, my daughter 
Louise graduated at Vassar in 1912, Katharine is in 
the Class of 1914 at Vassar and Henry is preparing 
for college at the Westminster School, Simsbury, Conn. 

"My clubs are the Century, University, Yale, and 
Reform clubs of New York; the Graduates, Lawn, 
and Country clubs of New Haven; the Cosmos Club 
of Washington; and the Casino and Golf clubs of 

"I have made a number of hunting trips to the 
Rocky Mountains, the last with my son in the summer 
of 1909. My writings do not, unfortunately, contain 


the titles of any important works, and it is only to 
conform to the usual scheme of Yale Class records that 
I have compiled this 

Note: — 

Many of my writings have consisted of book reviews, reports, 
notes and comments, contributed to the Yale Review, of which I 
was one of the editors for nineteen years. During a good part 
of that time I wrote most of the Comment which appeared 
anonymously at the beginning of every number. No book reviews, 
notes, or comments are included in the following list: 

The philosophy of Montaigne. N. Englander, CXXXII, 405- 
418, 1875; Die innere franzosische Gewerbepolitik von Colbert bis 
Turgot. Schmoller's Staats- und Socialwissenschaftliche For- 
schungen, I, No. 4, Leipzig, Duncker & Humblot, viii + 85 pp., 
1878; Die amerikanischen Gewerkvereine. Schriften des Vereins 
fur Socialpolitik, XVIII, Leipzig, Duncker & Humblot, 39 pp., 
1879; The German socialist law of October 21st, 1878. A paper 
read at the meeting of Amer. Soc. Sci. Assoc, Sept. 9. Jrl. Soc. 
Sci., XIII, part 2, 36-53, 1880; Manual training for boys in the 
public schools. N. Englander, VII, 561-577, 1884; Die Reform 
des Zivildienstes in den Vereinigten Staaten. Jahrb. Gesetzge- 
bung, V erwaltung und Volkswirtschaft im Deutschen Reiche, VIII, 
23 pp., 1884; The clergy and the labor question. Princeton Rev., 
II, 48-61, 1886; Progress and poverty in politics. N. Eng. and 
Yale Rev., CCV, April, 1887, 335-345; Report of a committee 
appointed to enquire into the advisability of establishing a town 
workhouse and into the methods of supporting the town poor. 
Presented at the annual town meeting, New Haven, Dec. 8, 1887, 
60 pp.; The state and the poor. Pol. Sci. Quart., Ill, 282-310, 
1888; Memoir of Henry Farnam. Privately printed. New 
Haven, 1889, 136 pp. -f- portrait ; Some recent writings of an 
Indian Rajah, (anon.) N. Eng. and Yale Rev., Dec, 1891, 
519-523; German tariff policy, past and present. Yale Rev., 
I, 20-34, 1892; The bimetallic theory in the light of recent 
history and discussion. Yale Rev., Ill, Aug., 1894, 203-222; 
Some effects of falling prices. Yale Rev., IV, Aug., 1895, 


183-201; International bimetallism. Yale Rev., V, Nov., 
1896, 312-315; The Sheffield Scientific School, 1847-1897. 
(Reprinted with additions from Yale Scientific Monthly, I, No. 1, 
Oct., 1894, 1-9.) 1897, 16 pp.; Labor crises and their periods 
in the United States. Yale Rev., VII, Aug., 1898, 180-196; 
Economic aspects of the liquor problem. Report of the Economic 
Sub-Committee to the Committee of Fifty. Printed as an intro- 
duction to Economic aspects of the liquor problem, by John Koren: 
an investigation made for the Committee of Fifty, under Henry W. 
Farnam, secretary of the Economic Sub-Committee. Houghton- 
Mifflin & Co., 1 899, 39 pp. ; Economic aspects of the liquor problem. 
Atlantic Monthly, May, 1899, 644-653; Historical sketch of the 
Organized Charities Association of New Haven. Twenty-fifth 
Annual Rept., 1903, 27-48; Government insurance. Vol. II, 
283-303 of Yale insurance lectures. 1903-4. Revised edition, 
392-412 of Yale readings in insurance, 1909; Operation of com- 
pulsory workingmen's insurance in Germany. Vol. II, 304- 
328 of Yale insurance lectures, 1903-4. Revised edition, 
413-436 of Yale readings in insurance, 1909; The psychology of 
German workmen's insurance. Yale Rev., XIII, May, 1904, 98-1 13 ; 
Workmen's insurance in Germany — a postscript. Yale Rev., XIII, 
Feb., 1905, 435-438; The quantitative study of the labor movement. 
Paper before the Am. Econ. Assoc. Annual meeting, Baltimore, Dec. 
27-29, 1905. Pub. Am. Econ. Ass'n, Ser. 3, VII, No. 1, 1906, 
160-175; Joseph Earl Sheffield, the father of the Sheffield Scien- 
tific School. Read October 9, 1901. Printed New Haven Colony 
Hist. Soc. Trans., VII, 65-119, 1907; Deutsch-Amerikanische 
Beziehungen in der Volkswirtschaftslehre, 31 pp., in Die Entwick- 
lung der deutschen Volkswirtschaftslehre im neunzehnten Jahr- 
hundert. Gustav Schmoller zur siebenzigsten Wiederkehr seines 
Geburtstages, 24 Juni, 1908, in Verehrung dargebracht, Leipzig, 
1908; The Relation of State and Federal Legislation to the Child 
Labor Problem, Child Labor Conference, Hartford, Conn., Dec. 
4, 1908. Printed in Proceedings of the Conference, 1909, 32-39. 
Reprinted Twenty-third Rep. Conn. Bur. Lab. Stat, for the two 
years ending Nov. 30, 1908, 242-249; The Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung, 
an attempt to socialize capital. Yale Rev., XVIII, May, 1909, 
63-83; Some fundamental distinctions in labor legislation. Presi- 
dential address, Dec. 29, 1908, annual meeting of the American 


Association for Labor Legislation. Am. Econ. Ass'n Quart., X, 
April, 1909, 105-119; Gustav Schmoller at seventy. Yale Rev., 
XVIII, Feb., 1909, 436-8; Labor legislation and economic prog- 
ress. Presidential address Dec. 28, 1909, before the American 
Association for Labor Legislation. Am. Ass'n for Labor Legisla- 
tion, IX, 1910, 37-50; Carnegie Institution of Washington, Depart- 
ment of Economics and Sociology. Annual report of the director. 
Carnegie Institution Year Booh for 1909, 71-83; Carnegie 
Institution of Washington, Department of Economics and Sociol- 
ogy. Annual report of the director. Carnegie Institution Year 
Booh, IX, 1910, 67-74; William Graham Sumner, the pioneer. 
Yale Rev., XIX, May, 1910, 1-4; Uniformity in State labor legis- 
lation. Nat. Civic Fed. Rev., Ill, Sept., 1910, 11 pp.; Practical 
methods in labor legislation. Presidential address, Dec. 28, 1910, 
before the American Association for Labor Legislation. Am. 
Labor Leg. Rev., I, No. 1, Jan., 1911, 5-15; Economic principles 
of labor. Am. Year Booh, 1910, 424-425; The good Samaritan and 
the good citizen. Presidential address at the Connecticut Con- 
ference of Charities and Correction, New Haven, April 4, 1911, 
14 pp.; Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of 
Economics and Sociology. Annual report of the director. Carne- 
gie Institution Year Booh, X, 1911, 69-77; Bibliography of the 
Department of Economics and Sociology of the Carnegie Institution 
of Washington. Prepared for the Exhibit of December, 1911. 
16 pp.; The economic utilization of history. Presidential address 
at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association, 
Washington, D. C, Dec. 27, 1911. The Am. Econ. Rev., II, No. 
1, Supplement, March, 1912, 3-18. 

Walter Penrose Fell 

Stock Broker 

Residence — Riverton, N. J. 

Business address — Care Fell & Nicholson, Land Title Building, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Born January 1, 1853, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of Penrose 
and Mary Jane Fell. 



He prepared at the Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, Conn. 
He was married in 1878, to Miss Mary W. Moore, of Riverton, 
N. J., who died July 15, 1891. Two children were born to them: 
Frances Boyer, born in 1878. 
Albert D., born in 1890, died 
in 1895. 

Fell entered the office 
of Fell, Wray & Com- 
pany, bankers and bro- 
kers of Philadelphia, Pa., 
in November, 1874, where 
he remained for several 
years. He is now a part- 
ner in the firm of Fell & 
Nicholson, with offices in 
the Land Title Building, 


Frank Wade Foster 

Address — Buckhead, Ga. 

Born in Madison, Ga., October 30, 1852, the son of Albert G. 
Foster and Caroline (Colbert) Foster. 

He prepared at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. 

He was married February 2, 1882, in Augusta, Ga., to Miss 
Mary C. Vason, Madame Lefebre's School, Baltimore, Md., '77, the 
daughter of William J. Vason, a lawyer of Augusta, Ga. They 
have one daughter: 

Annie, born October 23, 1883. 

Foster gives the following account of his life since 
graduation : 



"For the first six months after graduating I managed 
a plantation near Macon, in the county of Bibb, state 
of Georgia. From January, 1875, I was a deputy 

collector of internal re- 
venue with headquarters 
at Milledgeville, Ga., for 
one year and eight 
months ; at Savannah for 
one year and at Augusta 
for three years. Septem- 
ber 1, 1880, I entered the 
cotton commission busi- 
ness at Augusta under 
the firm name of McCord 
& Foster. At the expi- 
ration of three years 
McCord retired and I 
continued the business 
alone until April 1, 1887. 
I then engaged in the 
cotton compress busi- 
ness under the firm name of Foster & Doughty. In 
the spring of 1892 that firm was merged into the 
Augusta Cotton & Compress Company and engaged 
in the business of buying, selling, exporting and com- 
pressing cotton. In January, 1899, that firm or 
corporation liquidated. Since that time I have resided 
near Buckhead, Ga. For seven years I was manager 
of the Buckhead Ginning & Milling Company. For 
the past five years I have devoted my time exclusively 
to farming. 

"While a resident of Augusta I was a member and 
for several years president of the Commercial Club of 




that city. I was also a member of the city council for 
one term. Since our Class reunion in 1884, I have 
seen onty three of my classmates, Bussing and 'Dooney' 
Harris once each, and 
Cam Waterman several 

"I have never been a 
member of a military 
organization and have 
never aspired to author- 
ship. My travels are very 
limited, and I am only 
familiar with that portion 
of our own country east 
of the Mississippi. My 
favorite recreation is 
hunting. That includes 
all of the game we have 
about here, such as quail, 
fox, duck, doves, wild 
turkeys, and squirrels, 

and the larger game, deer and bear in Southern 
Georgia and Florida." 

*William Foster 

Died 1898 

Born June 10, 1854, in Warren, R. I., the son of Daniel and 
Waitte Abbon Foster. 

He received his preparation in the Hawaiian Islands and in 
Oakland, Calif. 

He was married August 4, 1885, to Miss Mary Winter (died 
about 1895), of Galesburg, 111. 

After graduation Foster studied in the Yale Law 
School, where he received the degree of LL.B. in 1876. 



In September of that year he settled in San Francisco, 
where he practiced his profession until December, 1881, 
at first in the office of Milton Andross, and later in 
that of Charles Page, Yale '68. 

He then returned to Honolulu, where he was 
occupied as treasurer of the Inter-Island Steam Navi- 
gation Company until July, 1883. He was then 
appointed clerk of the supreme court of the islands, 
and filled that office until the close of 1888, when he 
assumed the position of judge of the district and police 
court of Honolulu. When the royal government, of 
which he was a pronounced adherent, was overthrown 
in 1894, he removed to San Francisco. He found 
employment there in his profession and in editorial 
work for a law-publishing firm, the Bancroft- Whitney 

He died in St. Luke's Hospital, San Francisco, from 
a stroke of paralysis, November 27, 1898, in his 
forty-fifth year. 

Herbert Greene Fowler 

1 West Thirty-fourth Street, New York City 

Born August 18, 1850, in Stoneham, Mass., the son of Benjamin 
C. and Sophia C. Fowler. 

He was prepared for college at Phillips Academy, Andover, 

After graduation he spent some time in teaching at 
Xashua, N. H., and at Norwich, Conn. He was 
admitted to the bar in 1881. 

In a letter written in July, 1910, Fowler says: 
"In 1884 I went to the seal fisheries in Alaska as 
a special representative for the government, where I 
remained one year. Upon my return I engaged in 
the real estate business. 




"In 1898 I retired from active business. But took 
it up again about a year ago in this city, where I am 
at the present." 

George Levi Fox 

Principal of the University School, New Haven, Conn. 
Address — 7 College Street, New Haven, Conn. 

Born November 16, 1852, in New Haven, Conn., the son of 
Levi G. and Elizabeth Hamlin Fox. 

He prepared at the Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, and 
was for six weeks a member of the Class of '73. 

He is unmarried. 

Fox writes: 

"Since graduation I have spent all my life in New 
Haven, engaged in the work of teaching, which is my 
delight. For three years after graduation I was 




engaged in private tutoring, and in December, 1877, 
when the Classical course was re-established in the 
Hillhouse High School, New Haven, I was appointed 
teacher of Greek there, and remained in the school as 
chief teacher of the classics until June, 1885, when I 
was appointed rector of the Hopkins Grammar School 
in New Haven. I continued in that position until 
July, 1901, when I established my own private school 
called the University School. It is a small tutoring 
school, devoted to the intensive method of dealing with 
small classes of pupils. This work has been most 
enjoyable and I expect to continue in this occupation 
until I retire from active work. 

"I received the degree of LL.B. from Yale Univer- 
sity in 1879, and the degree of M.A. in 1885. From 
1896 to 1900 I was lecturer on comparative municipal 


government in the graduate department of Yale 
University. In 1893 I gave a course of twelve lectures 
before the Lowell Institute in Boston, on the Great 
Public Schools of England. The general lecture of 
this course I have delivered nearly one hundred times 
in different portions of the United States, and two or 
three times in England. 

"In 1887 I visited Europe for the first time, and since 
then I have made twenty-one round trips across the 
Atlantic. My fondness for European travel is so great 
that I find it hard to resist the Trans- Atlantic impulse 
when July approaches. A most enjoyable trip to Eng- 
land was in December, 1909, when, on the invitation of 
three Liberals, I went over to assist the Liberals in the 
famous Budget Election campaign. This was one of 
the most novel and interesting experiences possible. 
My especial mission was to explain to English audi- 
ences that the Budget in its land clauses was not 
Socialism as the Tories claimed, but simply the Amer- 
ican and Canadian systems of local taxation. I was 
everywhere received with great cordiality by the 
audiences, who seemed very glad to listen to an 
American who discussed the burning political questions 
of English politics. I delivered fourteen speeches in 
London and within a hundred miles of the metropolis, 
while if I had had the strength and time I could have 
had the opportunity of delivering as many more. 

"Again in December, 1910, I visited England and 
took part in the campaign against the House of Lords 
and in favor of the veto resolutions. My experience 
this time was even more delightful than before, and in 
the course of both campaigns I made twenty-four 
political speeches. 


"My favorite recreations are swimming, tennis, 
walking through the Alps, debating, and the study of 
English politics, which is to me one of the most 
fascinating, uplifting and broadening occupations of 
the mind. 

"In American politics since 1884 I have been a 
consistent Independent and glory in the name of 

"I was a member of the Committee of Seven of the 
American Historical Association on the Teaching of 
History, and besides sharing in the preparation of the 
report, I contributed to the appendix the article on the 
'Teaching of History in English Secondary Schools.' 

"I belong to the Graduates Club of New Haven, the 
New York Yale Club, the American Historical Asso- 
ciation, the American Political Science Association, the 
Connecticut Civil Service Reform Association, and 
several small educational organizations." 


The Study of Politics. Chicago, 111., Pub. C. H. Kerr & Co., 
1885; A Comparison between English and American Secondary 
Schools, in Special Reports on Educational Subjects. Pub. by 
the Board of Education of Great Britain. Vol. II, 1900. London, 
England; The London County Council. Yale Rev., 1893, New 
Haven, Conn. ; The Defects of English Public Schools. Jrl. 
of Ed., London, Dec, 1893; The Municipal Condition 
of New Haven, Conn. Proceedings of Louisville Conference for 
Good City Government. N. Y., Maemillan & Co., 1897; 
The Teaching of History in English Secondary Schools, page 210 
in The Study of History, Report of Committee of Seven of the 
American Historical Association, N. Y., Maemillan & Co., 
1899; President's Roosevelt's Coup d' Etat: The Panama 
Affair in a Nutshell. Was it Right? Will the Canal Pay? New 
Haven, Conn., Pub. G. L. Fox, 1904; Corrupt Practices and 


Election Laws in the United States since 1890. Proceedings of 
the American Political Science Association for 1906. Baltimore, 
Md. ; The Panama Canal as a Business Venture. Boston, 1908; 
The British Budget of 1909. Yale Rev., Feb., 1910; The 
British Election Address. Yale Rev., Feb., 1911; Exam- 
inations the best test for admission to college. Yale Alumni 
Weekly, April 7, 1911. 

Hollis Burke Frissell 

Principal of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, 
Hampton, Va. 

Address — Hampton, Va. 

Born July 14, 1851, in Amenia, N. Y., the son of A. C. and 
L. B. Frissell. 

He prepared at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and entered 
with the Class of '73, with which he remained for three years, 
being a member of '74 only through Senior year. 

He was married November 8, 1883, in Bloomfield, N. J., to Miss 
Julia F. Dodd, daughter of the Hon. Amzi Dodd of Bloom- 
field, judge of the court of appeals and president of the Mutual 
Benefit Life Insurance Company. They have one son: 

Sydney Dodd, Yale '08, born in Hampton, Va., March 10, 1885. 

After graduation Frissell taught for two years in a 
young ladies' seminary at Rhinebeck, N. Y., which 
place he left to enter Union Theological Seminary in 
September, 1876. He was graduated from the latter 
school in 1879 and became assistant pastor of a church 
in Xew York City, where he remained until 1880. In 
1880, he became chaplain of Hampton Institute, 
Hampton, Va. He was elected to the principalship of 
Hampton Institute in 1893, and writes: 

"Since my last report to the Class I have pursued the 
even tenor of my way as principal of the Hampton Insti- 




tute, with its fourteen hundred students and over one 
hundred and fifty teachers. I have been interested in 
educational work outside of the school, having become 
a member of the General Education Board, to which 
Mr. Rockefeller contributed several millions, and of the 
Southern Education Board, which has helped to 
increase the appropriations for education in the 
Southern sjtates and to create a general interest in the 
public schools throughout the South. I am also a 
member of the Negro Rural School Fund Board, other- 
wise known as the Jeanes Fund Board, which is com- 
posed of northern and southern white and colored men 
who work together for the improvement of the negro 
schools in the country districts. I am also a member 
of the Rockefeller Sanitary Commission for the eradica- 
tion of hookworm disease. I have been greatly inter- 


ested in education in the state of Virginia, having been a 
somewhat active member of the Cooperative Education 
Association of this state. 

"My son, Sydney Dodd Frissell, who was graduated 
from Yale in 1908, has taken a farm in Virginia and 
has had charge of demonstration farm work under the 
Government, with the idea of showing what can be 
done in improving the worn out soil of the Old 
Dominion. He is at present helping in the rather 
difficult work of raising sufficient funds for the yearly 
maintenance of the Hampton School. 

"I am entering upon the thirty-third year of my work 
in Virginia, and have had a most interesting and happy 

Frissell received the degree of D.D. from Howard 
University in 1893; the degree of S.T.D. from Har- 
vard University in 1900; the degree of LL.D. from 
Yale University in 1901, and the degree of LL.D, 
from Richmond College in 1909. He is a member of 
the Century, City, and Yale clubs of New York, and 
of the Cosmos Club of Washington. 

*Thomas Williams Grover 

Died 1893 

Born November 29, 1846, in Nashua, N. H., the son of Zuinglius 
Grover, Brown '42, and Mary (Williams) Grover. 

He prepared for college at the Chicago High School and at the 
Boston Latin School. 

He was married November 30, 1881, to Miss Lily Winston of 
Chicago, daughter of the Hon. Frederick H. Winston, late United 
States minister to Persia. They had three children: 

Maria Winston, born in September, 1882; died in March, 1883. 

Margaret Dudley, born in December, 1883. 

Ruth, born in September, 1886; died in March, 1887. 



After graduation Grover studied law at Columbia 
College, receiving the degree of LL.B. in 1876. 

The same year he was 
admitted to the bar of 
New York, and in 1877 
to the bar of Illinois. He 
taught almost continu- 
ously in Chicago from 
that date until his death, 
being instructor in the 
classics for most of the 
time in the University 
School. In this work he 
followed his father, who 
had been a teacher in the 
Chicago schools for many 
years. He died in Chi- 
cago from pneumonia, 
after a brief illness, No- 
vember 17, 1893, at the 
age of forty-seven. 


George Miles Gunn 


Residence — Milford, Conn. 

Business address — 179 Church Street, New Haven, Conn. 

Born August 10, 1851, in Milford, Conn., the son of Samuel B. 
and Caroline E. Gunn. 

He prepared at the Collegiate and Commercial Institute, New 
Haven, Conn. 

He was married October 25, 1882, in Milford, Conn., to Miss 
Harriet C. Fowler, daughter of John W. Fowler, a business man 
of Milford, Conn. They have had two children: 

Jasper, born October 29, 1883, died at birth. 

Marjorie, born January 13, 1885. 




Gunn writes: 

"After graduation in 1874 the bread and butter ques- 
tion presented itself and I betook myself to that path 
of roses and emolument known now-a-days as pedagogy 
but then called school-teaching, accepting a position 
(notice the expression) in the Episcopal Academy of 
Connecticut. To tell the truth, I was blessed glad to get 
it. There I remained three years with great benefit 
to myself, for I was obliged to learn the things I hadn't 
succeeded in doing in college, and at the end of that 
time had a fairly decent knowledge of Latin, Greek 
and human nature. The principal of the school had 
lost the sight of one eye, and I found it easy by getting 
on his blind side to get by with my store of ignorance. 
Meantime I studied law and by taking examinations 
was enabled to graduate at the Yale Law School in 


1878, receiving the degree of LL.B. At that time I 
knew more law than IVe ever felt I knew since and 
altogether was a bigger man in my own opinion than 
later years have justified me in thinking myself. 

"I became interested in politics in 1880 and became 
a member of the Connecticut General Assembly, 
repeating that experience a number of times since, 
having been a member of the lower body for eight years 
and of the upper for two years. I have served as 
state auditor for two terms, was prosecuting attorney 
of the Court of Common Pleas for fourteen years, and 
served as Judge of Probate in the District of Milford 
for eight years. 

"I have been interested in educational matters in my 
own town, serving as president of the Board of Educa- 
tion there. I am president of the Milford Savings 
Bank and a member of the board of directors of a 
National Bank in New Haven. In 1896 I was a 
member of the convention at Indianapolis which 
nominated Palmer and Buckner, and stumped the state 
of Connecticut for them. Since that date I have, I 
need hardly say, had very little outlook in politics, and 
it has been a mighty good thing for me. I have sat 
by the wayside and watched the procession with a great 
deal of amusement to myself, and admired the grace 
and agility with which my Republican friends have 
adopted the doctrines of Mr. Bryan and scooped the 
offices. It has been a fine game to watch and my work 
meantime in my profession has been to my taste. I 
have not yet attained the proud position where people 
employ me so that the other fellow can't get me, but 
I have my share of business, and it has afforded me an 
income sufficient, with my simple tastes, to provide for 


my immediate needs, and those who are near and dear 
to me have not suffered as yet for bread and butter 
with an occasional taste of treacle to accompany it. 

"I am a member of several clubs; the Quinnipiack, 
Graduates, and Country clubs of New Haven, a social 
club in Milford, the Metabetchouan Fishing Club in 
Canada, and the Hammonasset Fishing Club in 
Connecticut. I try to play golf. Some of my class- 
mates tell me they do play it, but I have never reached 
this high state. Looking it all over, I find that I am 
about the same kind of man as I was a boy in college, not 
much to brag about. Sincere I hope, and loyal in my 
friendships, not willing to sacrifice my opinions, how- 
ever foolish, to attain my ends, and so perhaps a little 

"I guess that I have had all and more than I deserve 
in life. There is no classmate of whose successes I am 
not proud, and none of them have met with loss or 
failure with whom I do not feel sympathy. I can pray 
with the pious, eat with the hungry, and drink with the 
thirsty, and will at any and all times be glad to do 
either with any member of the Class of '74 who will 
look me up." 

Gunn was elected president of the National 
Tradesmen's Bank of New Haven in 1911. 

William Stewart Halsted 

Professor of surgery, Johns Hopkins University, and 
surgeon-in-chief, Johns Hopkins Hospital 

Residence — 1201 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, Md. 

Born September 23, 1852, in New York City, the son of William 
M. and Mary L. Halsted. 

He prepared for college at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. 




He was married June 4, 1890, in Columbia, Millwood, S. C, 
to Miss Caroline Hampton, daughter of Col. Frank Hampton, a 
planter and soldier who was killed in the Civil War. They have 
no children. 

Halsted writes as follows of his life since graduation : 
"In the summer of 1874 I matriculated as a medical 
student in the College of Physicians and Surgeons 
(Columbia), New York. Dr. Henry B. Sands, Xew 
York's brilliant surgeon, was my preceptor, and I soon 
became laboratory assistant to Prof. John C. Dal ton, 
the renowned physiologist. On competitive examina- 
tion was admitted to Bellevue Hospital as surgical 
interne, fourth surgical division, in the summer of 1876. 
Dr. George E. Munroe of our Class was admitted to 
the same surgical division, and the intimate association 


with him in our work at Bellevue was most advanta- 
geous and delightful to me. Graduated from the Medical 
School in the spring of 1877 and was awarded a prize 
in money for leading the Class in scholarship. It was 
of great benefit to me to have known as well as I did 
certain of my teachers at the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons. Dalton, Sabine and Sands were men of 
rare charm and attainments, and I regret that it is not 
fitting at this time to say more to emphasize my indebt- 
edness to them. Was appointed house physician to the 
New York Hospital in the spring of 1898 and had the 
privilege of inaugurating the medical department in 
this newly erected hospital. The two years from 
November, 1878, to September, 1880, were spent in 
Europe and devoted to the study of most of the clinical 
medical subjects, but particularly to anatomy and 
embryology. The greater part of this time was passed 
in Vienna. Billroth was in his prime and it was my 
good fortune to become well acquainted and dine often 
with Wolfer, the distinquished first assistant of this 
famous surgeon. A month in Wiirzburg with K61- 
liker, a few weeks in Leipzig with Thiersch, Cohnheim, 
Wagner and Weigert, and a week with Volkmann in 
Halle was time profitably and enjoyably spent. 

"Immediately on my return from abroad, I was 
appointed assistant demonstrator of anatomy at the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons (Columbia), 
New York, and the following year (1881) demonstrator, 
which position I held for three or four years. From 
1880 to 1881 was attending physician to the Charity 
Hospital (now the City Hospital), Blackwell's Island. 
Was associate attending surgeon to Roosevelt Hospi- 
tal and chief surgeon to the out-patient department of 


this hospital from 1881 to 1887; surgeon-in-chief to the 
Emigrant Hospital, Ward's Island, New York, from 
1881 to 1884, and attending surgeon to the Bellevue 
and Presbyterian Hospitals from 1885 to 1887. Gave 
a course of thirteen lectures at the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons during the illness of Dr. Sabine, pro- 
fessor of anatomy, on the anatomy and embryology of 
the central nervous system. 

"Kept house in New York from 1881 to 1886 with 
Dr. Thomas A. McBride, to whom and to Dr. W. H. 
Welch, Yale '70, I owe such success as I have had in 
medicine more than to all other men. During these 
six years in New York I supported myself mainly by 
teaching, serving as preceptor to students who took 
private classes. 

"I recall so well the occasion of the visit of my first 
students. Three came at the same moment to my office, 
recommended by Prof. Thos. R. Sabine, and, almost 
without preliminaries, each handed me a check for $100 
with as much confidence, apparently, as if they had 
been depositing the money in a bank. I had just 
returned from the two years' period of study abroad, 
and, altogether without experience as a teacher, was to 
the students, and, I might say, to myself, an unknown 
quantity in this regard. The sensations experienced 
on receipt of this money or booty were peculiar. 
Opposed to the idea of the 'cram quizes' greatly in 
vogue in those days, I organized, with the aid of Dr. 
Munroe of our Class, of Dr. George M. Tuttle, Yale 
'77, and others, a class with the purpose of instructing 
the men by practical methods in the laboratory, in the 
dispensary, and at the bedside. We had excellent 
facilities for this manner of teaching. Dr. W. H. 


Welch, professor of pathology at the Bellevue Medical 
School during four of those years, was heartily in 
sympathy with our plan and gave to the members of 
our Class, although not in the same school, special 
instruction in pathology in his laboratory. He was in 
great measure responsible for the success of the experi- 
ment. Only graduates of colleges were admitted to 
the class. Our students discovered after a time that 
attendance of the didactic lectures at the College was 
not, for them, essential, and perhaps not, altogether, a 
desirable thing. The good results of this method of 
teaching manifested themselves quickly, and success 
beyond our fondest imaginings attended the experiment. 

"In the winters of 1887, 1888, and 1889, I worked 
with Dr. Welch in the pathological laboratory of the 
Johns Hopkins University; and in the spring of 1899, 
on the opening of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 
assumed the duties of director of the surgical depart- 
ment of this hospital. The following year was made 
surgeon-in-chief to the hospital and accordingly became 
professor of surgery in the Johns Hopkins University. 
Am still occupying these positions. 

"Of the honorary degrees received in this country 
and abroad, there is not one that I prize so dearly as 
the LL.D. conferred by Yale University at the 
solicitations of my classmates of 1874." 

Halsted received the degree of LL.D. from Yale in 
1904 and from Edinburgh University in 1905, and that 
of Sc.D. from Columbia in 1904. He is an honorary 
fellow of the Royal Chemical Society of England and 
Edinburgh, an associate fellow of the American Aca- 
demy of Arts and Science, and a fellow of the American 
Surgical Association and of the Deutsche Gesellschaft 
fur Chirurgie. 


Contributions to Surgery 

1880-1881 — Introduced gutta percha tissue as a dressing for 
granulating wounds, employing it later as a drainage 

1884- — Directed attention to the effects of abduction and adduc- 
tion on measurements in fractures of the neck of the 

1884 — Performed and recommended transfusion of blood centri- 
petally into an artery in the human subject and returned 
by transfusion the patient's own blood after it had been 
mechanically freed of the poison (CO) of illuminating gas. 

1885 — Devised and described the distention or infiltration method 
of employing cocaine for local anesthesia; noted also that 
the injection of cocaine into a nerve produced anesthesia 
in the parts supplied by that nerve, and that cutting off 
or diminishing the blood supply of the cocainized part 
increased and prolonged the anesthetic effect. 

1885 — Discovered that local anesthesia might be produced by the 
injections of exceedingly weak solutions of cocaine and even 
of water. 

1886 — Recommended and practiced the treatment of urethritis by 
irrigation with antiseptic solutions. 

1887 — Directed the attention of surgeons to the submucous coat of 
the intestines and to the necessity of including a portion 
of this coat in the stitches in making an intestinal suture. 
Performed on animals operations of reversal of the intes- 
tines and the isolation of an intestinal loop. 

1888 — Made the discovery, with Sir Victor jMersley, and independ- 
ently, that after removal of a portion of the thyroid gland 
in dogs there occurs a characteristic hyperplasia of the 
part remaining; and that the glands of puppies of 
thyroidectomized parents become likewise hypertrophied. 

1889 — Devised the buried plate and screw method for the treatment 
of certain fractures. 

1889 — Introduced the teaching of operative surgery on animals. 

1889-1891 — Described a radical operation for the cure of cancer 
of the breast. 

1890 — Practiced and recommended the open-air treatment of 
surgical tuberculosis. 


1891-1893 — Devised the so-called Bassini-Halsted operation for 
the cure of inguinal hernia. 

1892 — Performed the first successful ligation of the first portion of 
the left subclavian artery; also the first and only excision 
of a subclavian aneurism. 

1895 — Devised a method of skin transplantation by progressive 
rotation of the transferred piece. 

1896 — Performed the first excision of a cancer of the diverticulum 
of Vater — of the common bile duct. 

1896 — Introduced silver foil as a dressing for closed wounds, 
covering for skin grafts, etc. 

1901 — Discovered with Opie in a case of acute hemorrhagic 
pancreatitis upon which I had operated that retrojection of 
bile into the pancreatic duct might be a cause of this lesion. 

1903 — Recommended the use of the cremaster muscle in the treat- 
ment of the oblique form, and the sheath of the musculus 
rectus abdominis in the direct form of inguinal hernia. 

1905 — Devised a method for the partial, progressive and complete 
occlusion of the aorta and other large arteries by the use 
of metal bands, also an instrument with which to curl and 
apply these bands. 

1906 — Operated upon the aortic arch in the human subject and 
(1906) upon the thoracic artery in animals and man, and 
demonstrated that after partial occlusion of the aorta 
(thoracic) the blood pressure might remain lowered for 
many months. 

1906 — Cured aneurism of some of the principal arterial trunks by 
partial occlusion of the artery proximal to the aneurism. 

1906—1908 — Demonstrated on dogs the possibility of the trans- 
plantation of the parathyroid glands and obtained absolute 
proof of a vital function of these epithelial bodies. 

Established certain laws relative to the transplantation 
of the parathyroid glands. 

1906 — Treated tetany successfully by the administration of the 
parathyroid glands of beeves. 

1906 or 1907 — Made use of measurements of the mammary radii 
to assist in the diagnosis of breast tumors and in the deter- 
mination of the age and relative malignancy of cancer of 
the breast. 


1910 — Contrived with Dr. Willis D. Gatch the obturator or bulk- 
head method of performing aseptically end-to-end suture of 
the intestines. 


The effects of adduction and abduction on the length of the 
limb in fractures of the neck of the femur. N. Y. Med. Jrl., 
1884; Refusion in the treatment of carbonic oxide poisoning. 
Ann. of Anat. and Surg., 1884; Circular suture of the intestine — 
an experimental study. Am. Jrl. of the Med. Sci., 1887; The treat- 
ment of wounds with especial reference to the value of the blood 
clot in the management of dead spaces. Johns Hopkins Hosp. 
Repts., 1891; Ligation of the first portion of the left subclavian 
artery and excision of a subclavic-axillary aneurism. Johns 
Hopkins Hosp. Bull., 1892; Intestinal anastomosis. Johns 
Hopkins Hosp. Bull., 1893; The radical cure of inguinal hernia 
in the male. Johns Hopkins Hosp. Bull., 1893; The results of 
operations for the cure of cancer of the breast performed at 
the Johns Hopkins Hospital from June, 1889, to January, 1894. 
Johns Hopkins Hosp. Repts., 1894. Ann. of Surg., 1894; The 
operative treatment of hernia. Am. Jrl. of the Med. Sci., 1895; 
An experimental study of the thyroid gland of dogs, with especial 
consideration of hypertrophy of this gland. Johns Hopkins Hosp. 
Repts., 1896; A clinical and histological study of certain adenocar- 
cinomata of the breast and a brief consideration of the supracla- 
vicular operation and of the results of operations for cancer of the 
breast from 1889 to 1898 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Trans, 
of the Am. Surg. Ass'n, 1898; Miniature hammers and the suture 
of the bile ducts. Johns Hopkins Hosp. Bull., 1898; Contribu- 
tions to the surgery of the bile passages, especially of the common 
bile duct. Johns Hopkins Hosp. Bull., 1900; A contribution to 
the surgery of foreign bodies. Johns Hopkins Hosp. Repts., IX, 
1901; Retrojection of bile into the pancreas, a cause of acute 
hemorrhagic pancreatitis. Johns Hopkins Hosp. Bull., 1901 ; The 
cure of the more difficult as well as the simpler inguinal ruptures. 
Johns Hopkins Hosp. Bull., 1903; The training of the surgeon. 
The Annual Address in Medicine delivered at Yale University, 
June 27, 1904; The partial occlusion of blood-vessels, especially 
of the abdominal ' aorta. Johns Hopkins Hosp. Bull., 1905; 


Results of the open-air treatment of surgical tuberculosis. Trans, 
of the First Annual Meeting of the National Association for the 
Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, 1905; The results of radical 
operations for the cure of cancer of the breast. Trans, of the Am. 
Surg. Ass'n, 1907. Ann. of Surg., 1907; Hypoparathyreosis, 
Status parathyreoprivus and transplantation of the parathyroid 
glands. Am. Jrl. of the Med. Sci., 1907; (With Herbert M. 
Evans, M.D.) The parathyroid glandules, their blood supply, and 
their preservation in operation upon the thyroid gland. Ann. of 
Surg., 1907; The transplantation of the parathyroid glands in 
dogs. Proc. of the Society for Exper. Biol, and Med., 1908; 
Auto- and iso-transplantations, in dogs, of the parathyroid glandules. 
Jrl. of Exper. Med., 1909; Partial, progressive and complete 
occlusion of the aorta and other large arteries in the dog by means 
of the metal band. Jrl. of Exper. Med., 1909; Circular suture 
of the intestine by a bulk-head or obturator method. Trans, of the 
Am. Surg. Ass'n, 1910; Beitrag zur Behandlung der Basedowischen 
Krankheit. V erhandlungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Chir- 
urgie, Berlin, 1911; Report of a dog maintained in good health 
by a parathyroid autograft 0.25 in diameter, and which died of 
tetany on its removal a year later. Jrl. of Exper. Med., 1912. 

Wallace Kasson Harrison 


Residence — 1244 North State Street, Chicago, 111. 

Business address — 1604 Masonic Temple, Chicago, 111. 

Born August 11, 1848, in Bethlehem, Conn., the son of William 
R. and Susan L. (Kasson) Harrison. 

He prepared at the Connecticut Literary Institute, Suffield, Conn. 
He entered the Class of '73 but remained with it only two terms, 
becoming a member of the Class of '74 at the beginning of Freshman 

He was married July 27, 1882, in Pawtucket, R. I., to Miss 
Emma Geneva Wheaton, daughter of Joseph Wheaton, a black- 
smith of North Rehoboth, Mass. They have had four children, 
all born in Chicago, 111. : 




Louise Lillian, born April 27, 1883. 

Wallace Kasson, Jr., born January 8, 1885, died February 4, 

Constance Milsted, born December 7, 1890. 
Geneva Wheaton, born March 10, 1898. 

Harrison writes: 

"I came to Chicago in the fall of 1874 and found 
temporary employment in a fire insurance office. In 
December of the same year I obtained a position as 
tutor in a family residing at Arlington Heights, 111., 
for about seven months and began the study of 
medicine. In the fall of 1875 I matriculated at Rush 
Medical College and there took my first course of 
lectures and clinics with E. M. Reading, '74, for a 
classmate and companion. During the summer vaca- 
tion I found work in a hotel and in a real estate office, 


and in the fall of 1878 matriculated at Bennett Medical 
College and took my second course of medical lectures. 
I received my degree of M.D. in March, 1877, and 
soon after hung my shingle in Wauconda, Lake 
County, 111. Practice was not remunerative there and 
after three months I returned to Chicago to do a little 
research work in the employ of a physician. I opened 
an office in Rogers Park, 111., in the fall of 1878, and 
remained there until the following spring, when I 
received an appointment as demonstrator of anatomy 
in Bennett Medical College. I was glad to accept the 
position and at once opened an office in Chicago, where, 
since that time, I have been continuously in practice. 
I held the position of demonstrator of anatomy for 
two years and was then elected to the chair of medical 
chemistry in Bennett Medical College which I held until 
1882. During that year I received a call to teach 
medical chemistry in the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons of Chicago, which I accepted and at the same 
time took up some postgraduate work. In 1884 I 
received the degree of M.D. from the College of 
Physicians and Surgeons. The years since that date 
have been devoted to the general practice of medicine 
and life insurance examinations. In 1894 I received 
the appointment of Supreme Medical Examiner of the 
Royal League, a fraternal insurance society, and a few 
years later was appointed medical director of two other 
insurance organizations, which positions I still hold. 

"I am a member of the American Academy of 
Medicine, the American Medical Association, the 
Illinois State Medical Society, and the Chicago Medical 
Society. For the present year I am president of the 
medical section of the National Fraternal Congress. 


I am a member of the Unitarian Church and hold 
membership in various local and civic and charitable 

"Gardening is my favorite recreation. Reading, 
Leighton and L eland are the classmates whom I most 
frequently meet. Looking back over the years, I 
desire to bear witness that life is worth living and that 
its rewards for me have in large measure sprung from 
the influences of college years." 

His writings have consisted of a few papers upon 
medical and life insurance subjects which have been 
printed in the annual reports of the National Fraternal 

Charles Sidney Hartwell 


Address — Care The Oil & Metals Leasing Company, 
Banning, Calif. 

Born July 1, 1847, in Forestburg, N. Y., the son of Alfred and 
Mary Hartwell. 

He prepared for college under the instruction of his cousin, 
Samuel S. Hartwell, Yale '59, at Mount Retirement, N. J. 

He is unmarried. 

After graduation Hartwell taught school one year 
in Brooklyn, N. Y. In the fall of 1875 he entered the 
Columbia Law School and received the degree of 
LL.B. from that institution in May, 1877. 

After practicing law in Xew York City for a time, 
he removed first to Rugby, N. D., then to Rolla, and 
finally to Leeds, N. D., as cashier of the bank of Leeds. 
The panic of 1893 caused the bank to suspend because 




collections could not be made and land was of almost no 
value. One could buy all the land he wanted at from 
three to five dollars per acre, which now cannot be 
bought for less than fifty to one hundred dollars per acre. 
The bank paid every dollar to the depositors and 
returned to the stockholders all the money they had put 
in the bank. From Leeds he went to Helena, Mont., 
and while there learned assaying. From Helena he 
went first to Leonia, Idaho; from there to Troy, 
Mont., and from Troy to Sylvanite, Mont., as assayer 
and bookkeeper for the Goldflint Mining Company. 
The ore of the mine was low grade gold ore, and the bad 
management caused the company to close the mine. 
The mill was built in the wrong place and the company 
put in steam power when they should have put in 
water power, for the Yakt River was only a few 


hundred feet from the mill with plenty of water to run 
the mill twelve months in the year. A new company 
now owns the mine with these improvements and is 
doing well. The largest gold brick the mine produced 
in two weeks' run was some fifteen pounds of gold. 

From Sylvanite, he went to Spokane, Wash., where 
he was in the mining business. From Spokane he went 
to Libby, Mont., where he was engaged in the assay 
business and had charge of the money order and book- 
keeping department of the Post Office. The money 
order business amounted to from three thousand to six 
thousand dollars per month. From Libby, Mont., he 
went to Coulterville, Calif., where he was offered a 
large block of stock in the Nevada California Gold 
Mining Company if he would put in money enough to 
build a ten stamp gold mill. He was unable to raise 
the money and went to Los Angeles, Calif., where he 
had mining interests and is now working for the Oil 
& Metals Leasing Company, near Banning, Calif. 
The mines are some sixty-eight miles from Banning, in 
Riverside County, in the San Bernardino mountains. 

Henry Prescott Hatch 

Residence — 124 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Business address — 71 Broadway, New York City 

Born August 22, 1852, in Brooklyn, N. Y., the son of Waiter 
Tilden and Rebecca Taylor Hatch. 

He prepared in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

He was married August 18, 1883, in St. Peter's Church, London, 
England, to Miss Adela Elizabeth Lopes (died in March, 1890), 
daughter to Sir Massey Lopes, baronet, a resident of Maristow, 




Roborough, South Devon, England, and of 28 Grosvenor Gardens, 
London, and a member of the House of Commons for twenty-eight 
years. They had no children. 

Hatch wrote in 1909: 

"For the past thirty-seven years I have resided in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. My business from the start has been 
banking and I have been an active member of the New 
York Stock Exchange for thirty- two years. I have 
been connected with only one firm during that time, 
namely that of W. T. Hatch & Sons, bankers, of Xew 
York City. 

"I am a member of the Union League Club, 
the University Club, the Yale Club, and the Players, 
of New York City; and of the Crescent Athletic Club 
of Brooklyn, N. Y. My favorite recreation is riding 


and driving. The classmates whom I have seen most 
frequently in the past years are Russell Walden, 
T. DeWitt Cuyler, George Dimock, Pearce Barnes, 
and Charles J. Harris." 

William Hedges 

Congregational Minister 

Residence — Colebrook, Conn. 

Permanent address — Care Samuel O. Hedges, Bridge Hampton, 
Long Island, N. Y. 

Born June 21, 1851, in Sag Harbor, N. Y., the son of Henry 
Parsons and Glorianna Osborne Hedges. 

He prepared at Bridge Hampton, N. Y. 

He was married June 8, 1880, in Mattituck, L. I., to Miss Harriet 
S. Hamlin (died April 22, 1887), daughter of the Rev. James T. 
Hamlin (died at Mattituck in 1892), formerly a Presbyterian 
minister. They had no children. 

Hedges writes: 

"After graduation I spent one year in Bridge 
Hampton, L. I., tutoring. In 1875 I entered the Yale 
Divinity School and was graduated from there in 
1878 with the usual degree of S.T.B. I returned to 
Bridge Hampton and remained there one year, until 
June, 1879, supplying the pulpit of the Presbyterian 
Church of that place. In June, 1879, I became stated 
supply of the Presbyterian Church of Mattituck, L. I., 
remaining in that relation until June, 1882. I was 
licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Long Island 
in session at South Hampton, L. I., in September, 
1878, and was ordained by the same body at Moriches, 
L. I., in October, 1879. In July, 1882, I returned to 


Bridge Hampton and stayed there until November, 
1882, when I removed to Jamesport, L. I., and became 
acting pastor of the Congregational Church there. In 
1885 I was installed as regular pastor of the Church. 
I lived in Jamesport until November, 1893. My wife 
died there and is buried at Mattituck. In November, 
1893, I became pastor of the Harwinton Congrega- 
tional Church of Har- 
winton, Conn., where I 
stayed until October 1, 
1898. Then I removed 
to New York City and 
studied for one year in 
the post graduate depart- 
ment of Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary. During 

that year I became pastor 
of the Congregational 
Church of Wading River, 
L. I. But I finished out 
my year at the Union 
Seminary, supplying the 
Church meanwhile. In 
April, 1899, I removed 
to Wading River, remain- 
ing there until September, 1901, when I became pastor 
of the Congregational Church of Colebrook, Conn., 
my present position. 

"I am a member of the Litchfield County University 
Club, and of the Litchfield North Association of 
Congregational Ministers. When on Long Island for 
four years I was secretary of the Suffolk Association 
of Congregational Churches and Ministers. I have 


met few classmates since graduation. Tenney and I 
were roommates and for several years kept in touch 
with one another, but lost sight of each other about 
fifteen years ago. I have seen no member of '74 during 
that time." 

William Olin Henderson 


Residence — 50 South Third Street, Columbus, Ohio 

Business address — 613-618 New First National Bank Building. 
Columbus, Ohio 

Born October 28, 1850, in Liberty Township, Union County, 
Ohio, the son of James Allen and Mary Josephine Henderson. 

He prepared at Marysville, Ohio. 

He was married October 14, 1886, in Wallingford, Conn., to 
Miss Sarah Wilcox Ellis, a graduate of Miss Brace's School, New 
Haven, daughter of Robert Ellis (died in 1893), a merchant of 
Columbus, Ohio, and later of New York City. They have no 

After graduation, Henderson went to Cheshire, 
Conn., as teacher in the Episcopal Academy, where he 
taught for nearly three years. He devoted his time 
largely to teaching mathematics, and he also read and 
studied law, having registered as a law student in July, 
1874, in the office of James W. Robinson of Marysville, 
Ohio. He was admitted to the Ohio State Bar in 
July, 1877. Resigning his position in the Academy, 
he removed to Columbus, Ohio, September 17, 1877, 
and, upon the first of October, opened a law office in 
partnership with George O. Hamilton, then practicing 
in Marysville, the firm name being Hamilton & Hen- 




derson. That firm continued about three years, when 
it was dissolved on account of the failing health of Mr. 
Hamilton, who died in 1882. Henderson then con- 
tinued to practice alone until 1883, after which he was 
associated for one year with William E. Guerin, under 
the firm name of Guerin & Henderson. In July, 
1889, he joined the Hon. Richard A. Harrison and the 
Hon. Joseph Olds, Yale '53, leading members of the 
bar of Ohio, under the well-known firm name of Har- 
rison, Olds & Henderson, which continued until June, 
1902. Henderson was again alone until August, 1903, 
when he was joined by Theodore M. Livesay, forming 
the firm of Henderson & Livesay. Later Karl E. 
Burr was admitted to the firm, which still exists. They 
engage in general practice, but have a large amount 


of corporation work chiefly as representatives of rail- 
road interests. The firm of Harrison, Olds & Hender- 
son was local counsel for many years for the Cleveland, 
Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway Company, a 
large part of the legal work devolving upon Mr. Hen- 
derson. The firm of Henderson, Livesay & Burr are 
solicitors for the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. 
Louis Railway Company. Since 1906, Henderson has 
been general counsel for the Sunday Creek Company, 
which is one of the largest coal companies operating 
in Ohio and West Virginia. His clientage is of an 
extensive and important character, which fact indicates 
that he stands in the foremost rank of the able lawyers 
of the Columbus Bar. 

Henderson is a Republican, but has never been 
active as a party worker, except to assist friends. In 
1902, however, he was a candidate for nomination for 
judge of the supreme court. In March, 1907, he 
declined an appointment as United States district 
judge, and in the fall of 1908 he was presidential 
elector for the twelfth congressional district on the 
Republican ticket, casting his vote for William H. 
Taft, between whom and Henderson there has long 
existed a warm friendship. 

From 1884 until 1890, he was a member of the 
standing committee of the supreme court for the 
examination of applicants for admission to the bar, and 
for three years was chairman of that committee. He 
has held membership in the Ohio State Bar Association 
since 1889, and for many years has been identified with 
the Franklin County Bar Association. He was at one 
time a member of the Disciples Church and afterward 


became a communicant of the Trinity Episcopal Church 
of Columbus, Ohio, of which he served for a period as 
vestryman. For many years he has been a member of 
the Columbus Board of Trade, has served on various 
committees, and for one term was its first vice-president. 
A popular and prominent member of the Columbus 
Club, he was for six years chairman of its house com- 
mittee, and for many years has been its first vice- 
president and one of its directors. He is president 
and one of the directors of the Arlington Country Club, 
is a member and director of the Castalia Trout Club, 
was for two years director of the Western Golf Asso- 
ciation, and in 1908 and 1909 was president of the Ohio 
Golf Association. This indicates that trout fishing and 
golf are his chief recreations. At the thirty-fifth year 
reunion of the Class, he won the cup kindly put up by 
Aldis for the best golfer of the Class, the contest 
which the committee made an attractive feature of the 

With a well developed physique, which served as a 
foundation for his mental growth, he has steadily 
progressed in lines demanding strong intellectual force 
and activity, and his position in his profession has 
given him honorable distinction as a member of the 
Ohio bar. 

Henderson has been abroad twice on short trips. 
The first, in 1893, was a sudden and important business 
trip to Holland; and the second, in 1908, was golfing 
and motoring trip through England and Scotland. 

"Your request for my writings suggests an expression 
of General Joe Geiger, a quaint local character, now 
dead, who, after he was admitted to the bar and had 



hung out his shingle in Circleville, was asked if he was 
practicing law. 'Yes,' said he, 'I am doing a little 
obscure writing.' My writings are my briefs and other 
legal papers, which are quite as obscure and ephemeral 
as are and have always been those of the ordinary 
lawyer engaged day by day in the very practical work 
of safeguarding and promoting the interests of clients." 

John Brown Heron, Jr. 

Lawyer, retired 
Residence — South Linden Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Born October 18, 1852, in 
Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of 
John and Susanna Herron. 

He prepared for college 
partly in the Pittsburgh High 
School and partly with Prof. 
Griggs, Yale '43. 

He was married February 
5, 1884, in Philadelphia, Pa., 
to Miss Emily Sprankle, 
daughter of Walter M. Spran- 
kle, a merchant of Philadel- 
phia, who died October 9. 
1895. They have four chil- 
dren, all born in Pittsburgh, 

Martha, a graduate of Miss 
Dana's School, born October 
13, 1884. 

Elizabeth, a graduate of 

Mrs. Dow's School, born April 

30, 1888, married April 9, 

1910, Henry M. Curry, Jr., Cornell '09, of Pittsburgh. They 

have one daughter, Elizabeth Heron, born January 7, 1911. 



John Brown, Jr., Yale '10, born November 20, 1889, attending 
Harvard Law School. 

Walter Sprankle, Yale '11 S., born June 3, 1892. 

In October, 1874, Heron entered Harvard Law 
School, where he remained until March, 1875, when he 
went into the law office of George Shiras, Yale '53, 
at Pittsburgh. He was admitted to the Allegheny 
County bar in January, 1877, and practiced his pro- 
fession until about twenty years ago. He is not 
engaged in any business at present, and although a 
stockholder in a number of corporations, he takes no 
active part in any except the Union Storage Company 
of Pittsburgh, of which he has been a director for 
many years. 

DeWitt Clinton Holbrook 

Fruit Grower 
Address — Freewater, Ore., R. F. D. No. 1 

Born May 25, 1851, in Detroit, Mich., the son of DeWitt C. and 
Mary May Holbrook. 

He prepared at the Detroit (Mich.) High School. 

He was married October 30, 1884, in Walla Walla County, 
Wash., to Miss Mary J. Wellman, daughter of A. C. Wellman, a 
farmer of Clyde, Wash. They have four children: 

Wellman, born August 1, 1884. 

Helen Merritt, born August 11, 1885. 

Mary Louise, born January 6, 1889. 

DeWitt Clinton, Jr., born in Great Falls, Mont., January 23, 

After graduation Holbrook studied law for six 
months in his father's office in Detroit, and afterwards 



went to Montana Territory, where he engaged in stock 

farming and quartz min- 
ing. From June, 1875, 
to January, 1888, he was 
in the sheep business in 
Washington and Mon- 
tana, and later became 
toll collector on Wagon 
Bridge, at Great Falls, 
Mont., and then inspec- 
tor of weights and meas- 
ures at Great Falls. 
While in Montana in the 
sheep business, on March 
14, 1885, he received a 
paralytic stroke from 
which he has never fully 
dewitt clinton holbrook recovered. 

Daniel Robinson Howe 

Banker, retired 

Residence — 1008 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, Conn. 

Business address — Connecticut General Insurance Company 
Building, Hartford, Conn. 

Permanent address — Care Daniel R. Howe, Box 708, 
Hartford, Conn. 

Born in 1851, in Hartford, Conn., the son of Edmund G. and 
Frances K. Howe. 

He prepared at the Hartford (Conn.) Grammar School. 

He was married February 16, 1876, in Hartford, Conn., to Miss 
Henrietta Atwood Collins, daughter of Erastus Collins, a merchant 



of Hartford. They have three children, all born in Hartford, 
Conn. : 

Edmund Grant, Yale '06, born November 22, 1883. 

Henrietta Collins, born July 14, 1885, married May 6, 1908. 

Marjorie Frances, born June 15, 1887. 

Since graduation Howe has resided in Hartford, 
Conn. He was for a while in the wholesale dry goods 
business with Collins, Fenn & Company, and later 
became clerk and bookkeeper in the Hartford National 
Bank, where he remained until 1879. In 1881, 
Atwood Collins, Yale '73, became his partner under the 
firm name of Howe & Collins, private bankers. Howe 
has now retired from active business. 

He was superintendent of the Warburton Sunday 
School ( Congregational ) for many years ; is a deacon of 
the First Church of Christ in Hartford (a Congrega- 



tional Church otherwise known as the Center Church) ; 
president of the Hartford Y. M. C. A., and vice chair- 
man of the State Y. M. C. A., and is president of the 
Hartford Federation of Churches. He was treasurer 
of the Hartford Street Railway Company until it was 
sold to the New York, New Haven & Hartford Rail- 
road Company; is vice-president of the Society for 
Savings, director of the Connecticut Trust & Safe 
Deposit Company, the National Exchange Bank, the 
Connecticut Fire Insurance Company, the Hartford & 
New York Transportation Company, and the Collins 
Company; is treasurer of several religious and philan- 
thropic organizations, and a trustee of several like 
enterprises and estates. 

He is a member of the Hartford Club, and of the 
University, Golf, the Twilight and Archaeological clubs 
of Hartford. He has traveled west as far as Helena, 
Mont., and Wichita, Kans. ; south as far as Savannah, 
Ga., and Selma, Ala., and north as far as Ha-Ha Bay, 
Canada. He has visited Europe six times, traveling 
through England, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, 
Holland, Belgium, the Azores and Bermuda. 

* Charles Edward Humphrey 

Died 1881 

Born January 23, 1854, in Brooklyn, N. Y., the son of Jeffrey 
Amherst and Julia Frances Humphrey. 

He prepared for college at Englewood, N. J., and was connected 
with the Class of '73 for three months, being obliged to leave 
college in the winter of 1869 owing to ill health. He then entered 
and completed his course with '74. 

He was unmarried. 



After graduation Humphrey began the study of law 
in New York City in the 
office of Chapman, Cro- 
well & Scott, and also in 
Columbia College, where 
he received the degree of 
LL.B.inl876. Soon 
after this he began prac- 
tice by himself, and was 
making good progress in 
his profession when he 
was attacked by Bright's 
disease. After an illness 
of twelve months, he died 
at his father's residence 
in Englewood, December 
7, 1881, in his twenty- 

eighth year. 


Francis Gregory Ingersoll 

Address — East Haddam, Conn. 

Born June 14, 1852, in New Haven, Conn., the son of the 
late Gov. Charles Roberts Ingersoll, Yale '40, LL.D. '74, and 
Virginia Gregory Ingersoll. 

He prepared at the Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, Conn. 

He was married October 10, 1899, in New Haven, Conn., to Miss 
Lucy Parkman Trowbridge, Yale Art School '82, daughter of 
William P. Trowbridge, deceased, professor of physics and 
chemistry at Columbia University. They have one child: 

Lucy Parkman, born January 9, 1901. 



After graduation Ingersoll studied at the Yale Law 
School, receiving the degree of LL.B. in June, 1877. 
He writes: 

"I lived in New Haven from 1877 to 1890, prac- 
ticing law. From 1890 to 1907 I was employed in busi- 
ness with the following companies: the Harlan & 
Hollingsworth Company, shipbuilders of Wilmington, 
Del., electric department; the Thomson-Houston Elec- 
tric Company, Boston, 
Mass., marine depart- 
ment; the General Elec- 
tric Company, New York 
City, sales department ; 
the Central Electric 
Heating Company, New 
York City, office work; 
the Staten Island Land 
& Improvement Com- 
pany, New York, office 
work; the Standard 
Trust Company, New 
York, bookkeeper ; and 
the Mutual Trust Com- 
pany, Port Chester, 
francis Gregory ingersoll N. Y., secretary and 

"In October, 1909, I purchased a place at East 
Haddam, Conn., where I now live and expect to live 
in the future. I have no business connection at the 
present time." 



*Charles Ives 

Died 1883 

Born February 14, 1853, in New Haven, Conn., the son of 
Charles and Catharine M. Ives. 

He prepared for college at Hopkins Grammar School, New 

He was unmarried. 

After graduation Ives 
studied law in the Yale 
Law School, receiving the 
degree of LL.B. in 1876. 
Before leaving the law 
school he entered his 
father's office and was 
soon admitted to the bar 
in Xew Haven. He con- 
tinued in practice after 
his father's death in 1880, 
applying himself with 
signal ability and indus- 
try, but was seriously 
affected for several years 
by hereditary rheuma- 
tism. He died at his 
summer residence in 

West Haven, Conn., August 31, 1883, in his thirty-first 
year, of typhoid fever, after a few days' illness. 



Henry Amnion James 

Residence — 20 West Twelfth Street, New York City 
Business address — 30 Broad Street, New York City 

Born April 24, 1854-, in Baltimore, Md., the son of Henry and 
Amelia (Cate) James. 

He was prepared by a private tutor. 

He was married September 21, 1891, in East Hampton, L. I., 
to Miss Laura Brevoort Sedgwick (died November 1, 1907), 
daughter of William Ellery Sedgwick (deceased), a lawyer, of 
New York City and Lenox, Mass. They had two children: 

Dorothy, born in New York City, May 15, 1892. 

William Ellery Sedgwick, born in East Hampton, L. I., August 
4, 1895. 

James writes: 

"Immediately after graduation I spent two years in 
Europe attending lectures at Jena and at the Univer- 
sity of Berlin, coquetting with the arts and sciences 
and traveling in the intervals. I had Robbins, '74, for 
a companion in Jena, and Farnam, '74, in Berlin — need 
it be said to my great enjoyment and satisfaction? 
Returning to America in the fall of 1896, I entered 
the Yale Law School and passed two delightful years 
in New Haven, graduating with the degree of LL.B. 
in the Class of '78. I thereupon began the practice of 
law in Baltimore, Md., my home and native city, in 
the office of Mr. Luther M. Reynolds, an old and 
well-known lawyer there. 

"After a year or more of strenuous endeavor I 
suffered a serious breakdown in health and passed 
through an acute illness which put me out of commis- 
sion for some time and reduced me to a state of 




amazing humility. My recovery was in defiance of the 
physicians, who got even with me by prescribing for me 
for the future an existence devoid of excitement and 
strenuous effort — a warning which I have apparently 
heeded. In pursuance of my convalescence I made a 
voyage in a sailing ship to South America in the 
summer of 1880. 

"I resumed the practice of law, in rather a leisurely 
fashion, in New York City, in 1881, serving at first 
as clerk to Major Edward Heaton, '69 (now deceased) . 
Later I occupied for about a year and a half the 
position of managing clerk in the law office of Anderson 
& Howland, of which Henry E. Howland, '54, was a 
member, and my close intimacy with him since that time 
I count as the chief fruit of that connection. I then 
took offices in association with Howard Mansfield, '71, 


and continued in that pleasant association for about ten 
years. Circumstances devolved upon me the care of 
properties belonging to relatives and turned me aside 
from the more active practice of my profession, and the 
struggle for its honors, for which I was also perhaps 
otherwise little fitted. In the management of these 
affairs I found congenial occupation without too strenu- 
ous effort, and sufficient compensation, added to a 
modest patrimony, to supply my material wants. 

"My marriage, the birth and care of my children, the 
love of my wife, filled my life amply for a brief hour 
with the homely romance of humanity, and her passing 
has left me with memories, and thereby no particular 
purpose or ambition save the upbringing of my children 
and their welfare and happiness. 

"I have never held any public office as far as I can 
remember, and am guiltless of print, unless I be held 
accountable for the publication by Henry Holt & 
Company, at the instance and expense of the Kingsley 
Trust Association of New Haven, of an essay on 
'Communism in America,' a treatise now universally 
disregarded by an inept and heedless world." 

Frank Jenkins 

Coal Merchant 

Residence — The Ansonia, Seventy-fourth Street and Broadway, 

New York City 

Business address — 1 Broadway, New York City 

Born March 19, 1851, in Boonton, N. J., the son of George and 
Hannah Morgan Jenkins. 

He prepared at Mowry and Goff's School, Providence, R. I., 
and entered college with the Class of '73, but owing to illness 




remained out for a year and joined '74 at the beginning of its 
Freshman year. 
He is unmarried. 

Jenkins writes: 

"Until a year or so ago I kept Boonton, N. J., as 
my permanent address, although I have been in busi- 
ness in New York since graduation. When I first 
came to New York I went to live with General H. C. 
King in Brooklyn, who was an intimate friend of 
Henry Ward Beecher. Through this connection I 
became secretary of Henry Ward Beecher, and was 
connected with his paper, the Christian Union, in 
various positions, being the publisher from 1878 until 
June, 1879, when I went into the banking firm of 
W. B. Hatch & Company, as a junior partner. In 


1881 the firm of Collins, Bouden k Jenkins was formed 
and continued in business until 1887, when the firm, 
owing to the death of the senior partner, became 
Bouden k Jenkins and remained in business until June 
10, 1890. 

"If I had retired from business in 1884, I would 
have had a very comfortable fortune, but our firm was 
induced to go into a railroad enterprise, and joined a 
syndicate to build the Lackawanna k Pittsburgh 
Railroad, now known as the Pittsburgh, Shawmut k 
Northern Railroad, of which Frank Sullivan Smith, '72, 
is now receiver. This venture proved to be a most 
unfortunate undertaking, not only involving our firm 
to an amount exceeding one million dollars, but sub- 
sequently causing the failure of Marquand k Company. 
Our firm made an assignment in 1890. 

"In 1893 I became the financial secretary of Merritt 
Brothers of Duluth, Minn., who at that time were the 
largest owners in the Mesaba Ore Range of Minnesota. 
They were large borrowers and lost most of their 
properties when their loans matured in 1894. I then 
went to Cuba, and became the agent for some manga- 
nese mines which were then considered the largest 
known deposit of manganese in the world. As soon 
as the railroad was completed the insurrection broke 
out which was followed by the Spanish- American War, 
and the property was bought by the Carnegie Steel 
Company. The two greatest chances that I had of 
regaining my lost fortune had gone, and not knowing 
how to make bricks without straw, I went into the 
wholesale coal business, my present occupation. 

"When my troubles began I resigned from the 
following clubs: the Lawyers, the Down Town Asso- 


ciation, the Manhattan, the Racquet, the Lambs, the 
Players, the Seawanhaka Yacht, and three fishing and 
shooting clubs. I still keep my membership in the 
University Club, which I joined in 1879, and also in 
the Cumberland Club of Portland, Maine, and the 
Country Club of Westchester, N. Y. 

"I look upon my association with Mr. Beecher as 
the happiest period of my life. I traveled with him 
extensively and naturally met many of his friends, 
among whom I formed lasting friendships. I enjoyed 
particularly delightful companionships with Charles 
Dudley Warner, Lawrence Hutton, Clarence Stedman, 
Tom ]S T ast, Dean Hole, Dr. Parker (of London), 
Mark Twain, Bill Nye, James Whitcomb Riley, Ike 
Bromley, Max O'Rell, Henry Watterson, and many 
other brilliant and interesting men. When a member 
of the Lambs and Players, I had very pleasant 
acquaintances and many friends among the leading 
actors of our day. I often met Lester Wallack, Edwin 
Booth, Jefferson, John McCullogh, Jim Lewis, John 
Gilbert, Harry Becket, Harry Montague, and a score 
of others of the old school, and many who are now 
prominent on our modern stage. 

"Well — I have said enough — I am neither a captain 
of industry from Pittsburgh, nor am I serving time in 
the Atlanta prison. After many vicissitudes and ups 
and downs I have come out of it all in good health 
and spirits, and am ready to meet you all at our next 

"Pigmaei gigantum humeris impositi plus quam 
ipsi gigantes vident" 


Charles Frederick Joy- 
Lawyer and Recorder of Deeds 
Address — 4954 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, Mo. 

Born December 11, 1849, in Jacksonville, 111., the son of 
Charles and Georgianna E. A. Joy. 

He prepared at Clark Seminary, Aurora, 111. 

He was married in October, 1879, to Lillian A. Ordway, of 
Hartford, Conn., who died December 19, 1880. 

He was married May 11, 1895, at San Mateo, Calif., to Mrs. 
Elizabeth Ina (Grant) Ryer, daughter of Michael Charles Grant, 
land owner. They have no children. 

After graduation Joy spent one year at Shamokin, 
Pa., preparing a young man and a young woman, the 
one for admission to Yale College and the other for 
admission to Vassar College. While teaching he 
studied law in the office of George W. Ryan, then a 
prominent practitioner at the Northumberland County 
Bar. In September of the year following, 1875, Joy 
proceeded to St. Louis to engage in the practice of 
the law and has lived there continuously since that date. 
In September, 1875, he was admitted to the Missouri 
Bar and opened a law office at the corner of Fourth 
and Market Streets in partnership with Joseph R. 
Harris, and has since practiced law in St. Louis with 
several different partners. 

In 1892 he was candidate on the Republican ticket 
for representative in Congress, and was elected and 
sworn in to the Fifty- third Congress on March 4, 1893, 
at the same time that Mr. Cleveland commenced his 
second term as President of the United States. Joy 
was reelected to the four succeeding Congresses and 
closed his term of office on March 3, 1903, having 




served ten years, four years under the administration of 
President Cleveland, four years under the administra- 
tion of President McKinley, and two years under the 
administration of President Roosevelt. During his 
incumbency in the House of Representatives he served 
first under Charles R. Crisp, Democratic speaker, and 
afterwards under Thomas B. Reed, David G. Hender- 
son and Joseph G. Cannon, Republican speakers, and 
was a warm personal friend of all the speakers and the 
presidents under whom he served. In November, 1906, 
Joy was elected recorder of deeds of the city of St. 
Louis, which position he still holds. 

He has been connected with the following law firms : 
From 1875 until 1879 with the firm of Harris & Joy; 
from 1880 until 1884 with the firm of Joy & Sampson, 


and from 1884 until 1892 with Joy & Kribben. Since 
the latter date he has not been associated with any 

From 1885 until 1898 he was president of the 
Standard School Book Company, a corporation 
engaged in making school books which supplied a large 
part of the United States, by contract, with all books 
used in the public schools. This corporation was 
dissolved in 1898. 

Joy is a member of the St. Louis, Mercantile, Oasis, 
Aero, Elks, and Western Rowing clubs and the 
Amateur Athletic Association, all of St. Louis. He 
is a member of the Chevy Chase Club of Washington, 
D. C, and of the New York Yale Club. He is also 
a member of the Missouri Historical Society, the St. 
Louis Art Museum, the Artists' Guild and the Franklin 
Club (a literary organization) of St. Louis. He has 
visited every one of the United States during the past 
thirty-five years, and has been twice abroad visiting 
England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, 
Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and the upper coast of 

Robert Weeks Kelley 

Cement Manufacturer 

Residence — 1 West Fifty-fourth Street, New York City 

Business address — 26 Beaver Street, New York City 

Born March 2, 1853, in New York City, the son of James E. 
and Roxanna (Drew) Kelley. 

He prepared at H. H. Fay's School, Newport, R. I. 
He is unmarried. 




Kelley wrote in 1910: 

"After graduation I traveled west, and later located 
in Baltimore, Md., for a short time, and then in Phila- 
delphia as secretary of the Philadelphia Manufacturing 
Company. About 1877 I went to Oswego, as account- 
ant for the Georgian Bay Lumber Company. I left 
there in 1881, and from 1881 to 1888 lived in Litchfield, 
Conn., as president of the Echo Farm Company. In 
1888 I was elected president of the Kanawha & Ohio 
Railway Company, and was later receiver of that com- 
pany. I then became president of the Kanawha & 
Michigan Railway Company, and lived in Charleston, 
W. Va. In 1890 I moved to New York and joined 
the New York Stock Exchange. From 1900 to 1904 
I lived in Calais, Maine, as general manager of the 
Washington County Railway Company. In 1904 


removed to New York and became president of the 
Brewster Oil Company, which position I held during 
1904 and 1905. In the latter part of 1905 and part 
of 1906 I traveled in Europe. In the spring of 1908 
I was assistant to the receiver of the Third Avenue 
Railroad Company, president of the Kingsbridge 
Railway Company, and was elected president of the 
Warren-Burnham Company, Vulcan Portland Cement 
Company, Ltd., the Virginia Portland Cement Com- 
pany, and vice-president of the Colloseus Cement Com- 
pany, which positions I still hold. I am also director 
of the Canada Cement Company, Ltd. 

"I have lived in New York City since 1904 and am 
a member of the University, Yale and Ardsley clubs. 
As to writings, none of my enemies have yet detected 
me writing a book." 

William Kelly 

Mine Manager 
Address — Vulcan, Mich. 

Born in New York City, the son of Robert and Arietta A. 

He prepared at a private school conducted by Dr. W. C. 
Wilkinson at Tarrytown, N. Y. 

He was married June 24, 1886, in Hopewell, Pa., to Miss Annie 
Ashcom, daughter of John Wesley Ashcom (deceased), of 
Hopewell, Pa., owner of an iron foundry. They have had one 

William Ashcom, born August 31, 1887, died August 20, 1898. 

Kelly wrote in 1910: 

"Immediately after graduation Horace Chittenden, 
Arthur Dodge, Frank Olmsted, and I went abroad. 
We landed at Queenstown and were together in Ireland, 




but after reaching London, Frank and Arthur went 
to the Continent, while Horace and I accompanied 
Horace's parents and sisters in a tour through England 
and Scotland with a short trip to Paris afterward. 

"Returning to New York in October, I entered the 
regular course of the School of Mines, Columbia 
University, and graduated with the degree of M.E., 
in June, 1877. An honorary election to the Columbia 
Chapter of the scientific society of Tau Beta Pi was 
given me in 1904. 

"The summer of 1876 was spent at Phoenixville, Pa., 
in the laboratory of the Chemical Copper Company 
under Dr. James Douglas. Professor T. S terry Hunt 
and Professor Benjamin Silliman were frequent 
visitors ; all three men were brilliant conversationalists. 
After graduating from the School of Mines, I went 


into the office of my uncle's estate in New York. A 
part of the year 1878 I worked for the Himrod Fur- 
nace Company of Youngstown, Ohio, as chemist and 
assistant bookkeeper. The greater part of the years 
1879-80 I was at Phoenixville, assisting Dr. Douglas 
at the copper works. In December, 1880, I went to 
Riddlesburg, Bedford County, Pa., as assistant mana- 
ger of the Kemble Coal & Iron Company, and was 
there until its failure in the summer of 1885. During 
that summer I was appointed by Governor Pattison, 
a member of the Board of Examiners of Bituminous 
Mine Inspectors of Pennsylvania, and was elected 
president by the board. The work of this board was 
an interesting experience. In the fall I accepted the 
position of superintendent of the Glamorgan Iron 
Company at Le wist own, Pa., but returned to Riddles- 
burg in December, 1885, as assistant manager of the 
Kemble Iron Company. In June, 1889, I resigned 
to accept a position in Vulcan, Mich., as general 
superintendent of the Penn Iron Mining Company, a 
branch of the Cambria Iron Company, now Cambria 
Steel Company, of Johnston, Pa., becoming general 
manager two years later, which position I still retain. 
In August, 1902, I also became general manager of the 
Republic Iron Company, whose mines are located about 
sixty miles north of Vulcan. 

"I am treasurer of the Penn Store Company of 
Vulcan, and vice-president of the Commercial Bank 
of Iron Mountain, Mich. I was superintendent of the 
Methodist Sunday School at Vulcan for fifteen years, 
resigning in 1908. I am president of the Board of 
Education of Norway Township, and chairman of the 
Board of County Road Commissioners of Dickinson 


County. In June, 1897, I was appointed a member 
of the Board of Control of the Michigan College of 
Mines at Houghton, Mich., of which board I have been 
chairman since June, 1904. In June, 1909, I was 
appointed a member of the Public Domain Commission 
of Michigan. Formerly I was a Democrat, but in 
1895 I made 'sound money' speeches in favor of 
Mclvinley, and have since been a Republican. 

"I am a member of the following societies and clubs: 
American Institute of Mining Engineers (councilor 
1910) ; Institution of Mining and Metallurgy of Lon- 
don, England; Mining and Metallurgical Society of 
America; Lake Superior Mining Institute (president 
for the year 1899) ; Society for the Promotion of 
Engineering Education; American Association for the 
Advancement of Science ; National Geographic Society ; 
University Club, New York; University Club, 
Chicago; Pine Grove Golf Club, Iron Mountain, 
Mich.; and Houghton Club, Houghton, Mich. 

"I have not been abroad since 1874, but Mrs. Kelly 
and I have made trips to Quebec, Halifax, and Cape 
Breton in 1900, to Florida in 1904, to Cuba, including 
trips to iron mines east and north of Santiago, in 1908, 
and to the Pacific Coast in 1906 and 1909. In the 
former of these, in Southern California, we met Lyon 
and had several meetings with George Dickerman and 
his wife a short time before they were caught in the San 
Francisco disaster. In the fall of 1910 we visited the 
Isthmus of Panama. 

"I have attended all the reunions of the Class includ- 
ing the Bi-centennial, with the exception of the 
meetings in 1889 and 1899, and hope to attend several 



Sinking through wet gravel and quicksand near Norway, Mich. 
Trans. Am. Inst. Min. Eng., XX, 188, 1891. A mine dam. Trans. 
Am. Inst. Min. Eng., XXVII, 400, 1897. A pocket stop. Proc. 
Lake Superior Min. Inst., II, 111, 1894. President's address — The 
present condition of the mining business. Proc. Lake Superior 
Min. Inst., VI, 13, 1900. Balancing bailers. Proc. Lake Superior 
Min. Inst., VI, 54, 1900. A new changing house at the West 
Vulcan mine. Proc. Lake Superior Min. Inst., VIII, 70, 1902. 
An underground magazine and an electric powder thawer. Proc. 
Lake Superior Min. Inst., X, 66, 1904. The Brier Hill concrete 
lined shaft. Proc. Lake Superior Min. Inst., XIV, 140, 1909. 

David Andrew Kennedy 

Teacher, retired 
Residence — 245 Dwight Street, New Haven, Conn. 

Born March 22, 1851, in New York City, the son of John 
and Jane Lee Kennedy. 

He prepared at the Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, 

He was married December 31, 1877, in New Haven, to Miss 
Charlotte Adriance Clark, daughter of Joseph W. Clark, a 
carriage manufacturer of New Haven. They have one child: 

Chauncey Clark, Yale '04, born in Orange, N. J., February 
17, 1883. 

Kennedy wrote in 1910: 

"After graduation, two years (1874-1876) were spent 
in Morristown, N. J., teaching under Perry, Yale '71. 
Returning to New Haven, the next two years (1876- 
1878) saw me in the graduate department studying 
under Whitney, Packard and Thacher, and gaining 
the degree of Ph.D. The following year I taught in 
the Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, and in 




1879 went to Orange, N. J., as classical master in the 
Dearborn-Morgan School. Within two years I pur- 
chased an interest in the school and became co-principal, 
which position I have held up to the present time. The 
school was co-educational and in 1901, with Mead, 
Yale '84, I founded a boys' preparatory school, called 
Carteret Academy, while still keeping my connection 
with the older school. Ill health compelled me to 
separate from the latter school in 1906. 

"The New England Society of the Oranges, the 
Essex County Yale Association, the Schoolmasters' 
Association of New York and Vicinity (of which three 
organizations I have been president), the Association 
of Colleges and Preparatory Schools of the Middle 
States, the Head Masters' Association of the United 
States, the Archaeological Society and the Greek Club 


of Essex County claim me as a member, as also the 
Graduates Club of New Haven. 

"My life has been quiet and uneventful in my efforts 
to be a useful citizen and a good school master, and in 
my attempts to keep a naturally weak constitution 
hard at work and in good condition. As for my travels, 
the summer of 1893 was spent in Colorado regaining 
my health. In 1897 I traveled with my wife through 
England and Scotland. In 1900 my son and I were 
in France, Germany, Italy, and had many pleasant 
tramps in Switzerland, and again in 1905 with my wife 
I traveled through Italy, Austria, and Germany. 
Study, reading, and travel may still be said to be my 
favorite recreations, and the classmates whom I have 
seen most frequently have been Dickerman, Stark- 
weather and Morris." 

His writings have consisted wholly of educational 
topics published in proceedings of societies ; commence- 
ment addresses, and addresses to schools. 

A runaway accident in Sullivan County, N. Y., in 
July, 1910, and a subsequent illness prevented his 
return to work and he has been living quietly in New 
Haven ever since. 

Alfred Quinton Kennett 

Residence — 5099 Waterman Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. 

Mail address — Care Brown, Shipley & Company, 123 Pall Mall, 
London, England 

Born July 25, 1854, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of William 
Covington and Julia Clapp Kennett. 

He spent one year at Washington University, St. Louis, joining 
'74 at the beginning of Sophomore year. 

He is unmarried. 




Kennett wrote in 1910: 

"I was born in St. Louis and resided there until 
1884, when I removed to Carrollton, 111., where I 
resided for eight years. In 1892 I returned to St. 
Louis, where I have since resided. 

"Entering the St. Louis Law School, the Law School 
of Washington University, after graduation, I was 
admitted to the bar in 1876. In 1879 I abandoned the 
legal profession and during the succeeding twenty-two 
years my business life was somewhat desultory, mainly 
mercantile. In 1901 I entered the service of Washing- 
ton University in the capacity of general assistant and 
am still in its service as secretary and treasurer. 

"I am a member of the University Club of St. Louis, 
the Belleview Country Club, the St. Louis Academy of 
Science, the Missouri Historical Societv, the St. Louis 


Yale Alumni Association, and the St. Louis Civic 

"In 1877, at the close of the great railroad strike of 
that year, I entered the National Guard of Missouri 
as a private, resigning in 1879 as a first lieutenant. In 
1894 I reentered the military service of Missouri as 
major in the First Infantry Regiment, National Guard 
of Missouri. When the Spanish war broke out in the 
spring of 1898, my regiment was mobilized as a part 
of the United States Volunteers then raised. I accom- 
panied my regiment to Camp George H. Thomas, 
Chickamauga, on May 19, 1898, and remained there 
until September 4, 1898. My regiment was then 
ordered to its home, St. Louis, and on October 31, I 
was mustered out of the service of the United States, 
ranking then as senior major of the regiment. My 
military service, both national and state, ended there. 

"My travels have been entirely in North America. 
1 have visited Cuba and Mexico. During the period 
from 1879 to 1889 my main travel was in the Rocky 
Mountains, camping, hunting, and fishing. My favor- 
ite recreation is the royal and ancient game of golf. 
My meetings with classmates are few and far between. 
The only ones I meet at all frequently are F. A. Cline 
and Charles F. Joy." 

Failing health compelled Kennett to resign from his 
position as secretary and treasurer of Washington 
University, St. Louis, in June, 1911. Following his 
resignation he spent several months in Europe, and 
in May, 1912, he went abroad again for an indefinite 
stay, in search of health. His mail address is in care 
of Brown, Shipley & Company, 123 Pall Mall, London, 




Everton Judson Latimer 

Address — Cleveland, Ohio 

Born October 14, 1849, in Norwalk, Ohio, the son of Cortland 
Lucas and Charlotte McEwen Latimer. 

He was at Western Reserve College one year as a Freshman 
and entered Yale with the Class of '73, remaining with them until 
June, 1872. He became a member of '74 at the beginning of 
Junior year. 

He was married August 15, 1878, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Miss 
Ella C. Dodge, Cleveland Academy '72, daughter of Henry H. 
Dodge, a lawyer of Cleveland. They have had one child: 

Irene Battell, born and died in 1889. 

After graduation Latimer read law with his father 
in Cleveland, Ohio, until the fall of 1875, when he 


spent one term at Columbia College Law School. He 
was admitted to the Cleveland Bar in September, 1876, 
and has since practiced law in that city. He has 
been engaged chiefly in office business and in charge of 
estates, executions of trusts, and so forth. 

John Leal 

Principal and Owner of Leal's School for Boys, Plainfield, N. J. 
Residence — 949 Central Avenue, Plainfield, N. J. 

Born January 1, 1849, in Meredith, N. Y., the son of Alexander 
T. and Margaret Leal. 

He prepared at Walton, N. Y. 

He was married January 30, 1879, in Manchester, Vt., to Miss 
Cornelia H. Way, who died July 22, 1890. He was married on 
April 3, 1893, in Plainfield, N. J., to Miss Elizabeth Dudley Way 
of Manchester, Vt., Teachers' College (N. Y.) '90, daughter of 
Henry P. Way, a business man of Manchester. Leal has three 
children : 

Henry Way, born September 12, 1880, in Elizabeth, N. J. 

Margaret, born March 19, 1886, in Plainfield, N. J. 

Dorothy Dudley, born March 15, 1894, in Plainfield, N. J. 

Leal wrote in 1910: 

"The subject of this sketch began teaching in 
September, 1874, taking charge of the high school at 
Warren, Mass., where for two years he managed the 
school and taught most of the subjects in its curriculum- 
He has yet vivid recollections of physics and botany 
and physiology dug out under the spur of necessity, and 
is confident that he spent fifteen times as much energy 
in preparation as did his pupils. The following year 
he was principal of the high school at Key West, Fla., 
where he added much experience in discipline and 




gained a knowledge of that region which was of great 
value. During the year 1877-78 he taught mathema- 
tics at the Columbia Grammar School, New York City, 
under Colonel C. A. Miles, for whom he had and still 
has much esteem. In 1878 he moved to Elizabeth, 
N. J., to take a position in the Pingry School, where 
he remained until 1882. This period was an important 
one and settled permanently the question of vocation. 
Then the attraction of Plainfleld, X. J., caused him 
to open his own school there, and he has been occupied 
in it for twenty-nine years preparing boys for college. 
"These years have been uneventful, so far as the 
writer can judge. He has been far from the madding 
crowd. He has lived with boys three hundred and 
sixty-five days per year. He has therefore associated 


less with men than his classmates have done. He has 
had health and energy in good measure and constant 
joy in work which is able to attract few men. He is 
confident, however, that were the fates to give him 
another chance he would make the same choice, in the 
belief that no other calling presents so large a field for 
service and claims so great devotion, even though 
devotion means sacrifice." 

Theodore Frelinghuysen Leighton 


Residence — 3716 Lake Avenue, Chicago, 111. 

Business address — Hyde Park High School, Chicago, 111. 

Born August 16, 1849, in Tunkhannock, Pa., the son of Nathan 
and Ruth Gardner Leighton. 

He prepared at the Blairstown Presbyterial Academy and Mount 
Retirement Seminary, both New Jersey schools. 

He was married July 26, 1875, in Hudson, N. Y., to Miss 
Gertrude Amelia Scofield, an ex-member of the Class of '66, New 
Britain (Conn.) Normal School, daughter of Charles W. Scofield, 
a contractor and builder of Stamford, Conn. They have had 
six children: 

Hugh Guthrie, born in Jewett, Greene County, N. Y., June 25, 
1877, died in Chicago, 111., March 1, 1903. 

Kenneth, born in Tunkhannock, Pa., August 8, 1880. 

Ruth Gardner, born in Tunkhannock, Pa., May 6, 1883, died 
in Yonkers, N. Y., March 14, 1885. 

Cordelia Ingersoll, born and died in Tunkhannock, Pa., May 
6, 1883. 

Alden Flagg, born in Yonkers, N. Y., January 8, 1885, died 
February 19, 1885. 

Helen Constance, born in Yonkers, N. Y., November 1, 1886. 




Leighton writes: 

"After graduation, intending ultimately to study 
law, I sought an immediate engagement to teach. 
This I obtained under the patronage of some wealthy 
gentlemen of Stamford, as assembler and teacher of 
a class of boys in that borough. In 1876 I removed 
to Norwalk, Conn., to teach a like school, and thence, 
in 1877, to Yonkers, X. Y., where I continued ten 
years at the head of a preparatory school for boys. In 
1887 I went to Portland, Me., where, with a partner, 
I taught and directed a military school. In 1888 I 
sold to my partner and was the head for one year of 
the mathematics department of Washburn College, 
Topeka, Kans. The next year I had charge of the 
department of Greek in the same institution. In 1890, 


I was elected principal of Erie Academy, Erie, Pa. 
In 1891, I came to Chicago to teach in one of the high 
schools of that city and was in the Lake High School 
for one year, and in the South Division High School 
for three years. Since 1895 I have been continuously 
in the Hyde Park High School, instructing, most of 
the time, in mathematics. 

"I am a member of the Hamilton Club of Chicago. 
I am fond of attending good baseball exhibitions, a par- 
tiality continued from college days, and strengthened 
by the participation in sports of my son Hugh, who was 
substitute catcher and center in Stagg's University of 
Chicago Baseball and Football teams from 1896 to 

"I see infrequently, Harrison, Reading, and Leland 
of our Class, and occasionally Harry Robbins and 
Aldis. I have corresponded with my college chum, 
Hartwell, in Montana. The state of my health kept 
me from attending the thirty-fifth year reunion of the 
Class last year, the only one which occurred late enough 
in June to make it possible for me to get away from 
my duties in season for it." 

Lorenzo Leland 

Address — Care First National Bank, Ottawa, 111. 

Born October 17, 1853, in Ottawa, 111., the son of Lorenzo and 
Martha Leland. 

He prepared at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. 

He was married October 9, 1878, in Ottawa, 111., to Miss Fannie 
C. Hamilton, an ex-member of the Class of '79, Northwestern 
University, daughter of H. M. Hamilton, a manufacturer of 




Ottawa, who spent the last fifteen years of his life in Pasadena. 

A son, Hugh H., born September 22, 1880, now resides on an 
orange grove near Cucamonga, Calif., with his wife and two sons. 

Leland writes: 

"I studied law for two years immediately after 
graduation, at the same time teaching for a while in 
the high school at Ottawa. In the fall of 1876 I was 
admitted to the practice of law on examination before 
the supreme court of the state of Illinois. Owen F. 
Aldis, '74, was admitted at the same time. Then I 
went first to Falls City, Neb., and next to El Dorado, 
Ivans., where I practiced law diligently in partnership 
with my brother, C. A. Leland, '65, until 1880, when 
I returned to Ottawa, 111. I formed a partnership 


with Colonel C. H. Brusk, which continued for some 
years until his health failed, when I continued to prac- 
tice by myself for a year or so. Then I became a 
partner of T. E. MacKinlay, '66. After a few years 
we separated and I carried on the law business alone. 
In 1894 I became president of the First National Bank 
of Ottawa, having previously acquired a considerable 
amount of stock in said bank. I liked the business and 
gradually gave up the law and devoted most of my 
time and attention to the bank. Its total assets when 
I commenced were less than four hundred thousand 
dollars ($400,000). Now they are over two million, 
two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($2,250,000). 
I am still active in the bank but take a long vacation 
every year, generally spent in southern California or 
in travel. 

"In a town of this kind an active man is bound to 
have a share in most of the local enterprises. For 
instance, I have been a director in a flint glass com- 
pany, president of a plate glass company, director 
in an electric light company, also a water power 
company, and am now vice-president in the King & 
Hamilton Company, manufacturers of corn-shellers, 
cultivators, etc. For twenty-five years I have been an 
officer of the Ottawa Building, Homestead and Savings 
Association, and there are numerous other things in 
which I have a share. I have been a member of the 
high school board for years and take great interest in it. 

"In the way of amusements I am a member of the 
Boat Club, Country Club and others. Nearly every 
man here who can afford it owns a farm. I am no 
exception and am really a good farmer by 'proxy.' I 
can drive out and watch the corn grow as well as 


anyone. I can tell the difference between a Polled 
Angus and a Hereford at sight. 

"After all, the banking business suits me best. Our 
board of directors contains alumni of Michigan 
University, Northwestern, Columbia, and Yale. 

"In 1900 I took a trip to Cuba. In 1903 I traveled 
extensively in Mexico, and in the summer of 1906 
traveled in Japan, China, and the Orient. In 1907 I 
visited the British Isles, France, Italy, and Switzerland. 
I have also traveled pretty well over our own country, 
including the Pacific Coast. My wife always goes 
with me and we travel for pleasure and general 

"The members of '74 whom I often see are not 
numerous. I loaf and talk with Dr. W. K. Harrison 
in his office in the Masonic Temple, Chicago, once in 
a while. Now and then I see T. F. Leighton of 
Chicago, and when I am in California I often see 
E. M. Lyon, and have had some very pleasant times 
with him. 

"On the whole I can say that life never looked more 
desirable to me than now." 

Eldridge Merick Lyon 

Orange Grower and Packer 
Address — 25 Summit Avenue, Redlands, Calif. 

Born November 14, 1853, in Chicago, 111., the son of Isaac L. 
and Maria D. (Merick) Lyon. 

He prepared at the Detroit (Mich.) High School. 

He was married September 18, 1878, in Detroit, Mich., to Miss 
Clara Grout .(died May 2, 1901), daughter of John R. Grout, 
general manager of the Detroit & Lake Superior Copper Company 
of Detroit. Two children were born to them: 



Alice Grout, Wellesley '02, born July 9, 1879. 
Ruth, Wellesley '04, born December 23, 1881. 
He was married a second time July 16, 1907, to Mrs. Mabel 
Salter Bliss of New York City. 

Concerning his life since graduation Lyon writes: 
"My home was in Detroit, Mich., from 1874 until 
1896, when I moved to Redlands, Calif., where I have 
lived since. In Detroit I was first in the lumber 
business, then president of the Detroit Carriage Wood- 
work Company, and director in the Brush Electric 
Light Company. Was a member of the Detroit Club 
and the Detroit Country Club. On coming to Red- 
lands was identified with the orange industry and 
for ten years have been on nearly every committee 
connected therewith. 




"Besides my active business interests, am a member 
of the Chamber of Commerce, president of the Univer- 
sity Club, a member of the Board of Associated Chari- 
ties, the Yale Club of 
Southern California, 
headquarters at Los 
Angeles, and was presi- 
dent for one year of the 
Redlands Country Club. 

"Have formed the habit 
of taking an annual vaca- 
tion from the middle of 
July until the first of 
Xovember, and have 
made six trips to Europe 
and one to China and 

"When I can take the 
time I enjoy a game of 
golf but play too little to 
play well. Would be 

glad to have any of the Class stop and see me. The 
few who have called have been in too big a hurry." 


*Valentine Marsh 

Died 1902 

Born February 15, 1852, in New York City, the son of Theodore 
Williamson Marsh, a merchant, and Harriet Anne (Peters) Marsh. 

He was prepared for college by Professor Franklin B. Dexter. 

He was married April 24, 1878, to Miss Alice Wilson Chase, 
daughter of Nelson Henry and Sarah (Hurdis) Chase, of Albany, 
N. Y. They had one daughter: 


Minnie T., Rosemary Hall, Wallingford '98, born March 12, 

After graduation Marsh took the course in the 
Columbia Law School and received the degree of 
LL.B. in 1876. In May following he entered the 
firm of Crowell & Marsh, and was engaged in the 
general practice of law. 

He was second lieutenant of the Ninth New York 
Heavy Artillery from 1877 to 1882, first lieutenant of 
the 159th New York Infantry in 1898 and 1899, and 
commander of Company G, 109th Regiment, U. S. V., 
New York, during the Spanish war. From 1895 to 
1902 he was president of one of the District Republican 
Associations in Yonkers, N. Y., and in 1901 was 
president of the Board of Health of that city. 

He died of apoplexy after an illness of several 
months, at Yonkers, on October 1, 1902. He was in 
his fifty-first year. 

*Leoni Melick 

Died 1908 

Born May 5, 1851, near the village of Light Street, Columbia 
County, Pa., the eleventh of the thirteen children of Jacob and 
Elizabeth (Willet) Melick. 

He prepared for college at the State Normal School in 
Bloomsburg, Pa. 

He was unmarried. 

After graduation Melick traveled abroad and studied 
at Heidelberg. Upon his return he studied law in the 
office of Samuel Clarke Perkins, Yale '48, LL.D., 
in Philadelphia, and was admitted to the bar in 1877. 



Since then he had been in active practice, entering into 
partnership with Col. Sheldon Potter, and after- 
ward with Col. Henry Taylor Dechert, University 
of Pennsylvania '79, in 
the firm of Melick, Pot- 
ter & Dechert. 

He was president of 
the Yale Alumni Asso- 
ciation of Philadelphia, 
vice-president of the Art 
Club of Philadelphia and 
of the Philadelphia Bible 
Society, a member of the 
Library Committee of 
the Law Association of 
that city, and an active 
member of the Arch 
Street Methodist Epis- 
copal Church. 

He had been ill for 
about a month and had 

been at Cape May for his health. On his return to 
Philadelphia he died of ursemia, August 24, 1908, in 
his fifty-eighth year. 


♦Ellis Mendell 

Died 1903 

Born April 27, 1851, in Acushnet, Bristol County, Mass., the 
son of Ellis and Catharine A. Mendell. 

He prepared for college at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. 

He was married May 1, 1879, to Miss Clara Eliza Whittlesey, 
of New Haven, daughter of Dr. Charles Barnes Whittlesey, M.D. 



Yale '43, and Esther Antoinette (Wilcoxson) Whittlesey. They 
had three children: 

Elsie, Vassar '01, born June 7, 1880. 

Clarence Whittlesey, Yale '04, born June 3, 1883. 

Katharine A., born June 19, 1892. 

After graduation Mendell took the course in the 
Yale Divinity School, receiving the degree of B.D. in 
1877, and then spent six months in California. In 
1878 he was invited to supply the Congregational 
Church in Norwood, Mass., where he was ordained and 
installed on June 4, 1879. After a pastorate of ten 
years he was called to the Boylston Congregational 

Church, Jamaica Plain, 
Boston, where he labored 
with untiring devotion 
and marked effectiveness 
until his death from ty- 
phoid pneumonia, May 
20, 1903, at the age of 

In Memoriam 

Ellis Mendell made 
good. No one who knew 
him ever doubted that 
he would. The quality 
was there, and during 
twenty- four years of pub- 
lic service he wrought 
faithfully and well. He 
was gentle, genial and unselfish. He made hosts of 
friends and kept them. He had a keen interest in 
public affairs and the city of Boston honored his 



memory by calling one of her schools by his name. 
He lived a life of unassuming goodness. It would 
be a blessing to any community to have such a man 
in it. Yet his life was not a passive one, nor was his 
work easy. But he had strength and courage. He 
never complained or made excuses. He was always 
brave and cheerful. Difficulty challenged him to do 
his best and he met the challenge with a stout heart and 
a willing mind. If the test of a man's life is found 
in the impression which he made upon others Mendell 
succeeded where many fail, for the testimony is unvary- 
ing as to his high excellence and mortal and spiritual 

S. C. Bushnell. 

Charles William Minor 


Residence — Stamford, Conn. 

Business address — 104 West Forty-second Street, New York City 

Born August 6, 1851, in Stamford, Conn., the son of William T. 
and Mary C. (Leeds) Minor. 

He studied at Russell's Military School, New Haven, Conn., 
from 1864 to 1867. In January, 1867, he went to Cuba with 
his father, who at that time was consul general at Havana. 
While there he had a serious illness, and on his return to the 
United States in April, was sent to Europe to regain his health. 
He studied at Munich, Bavaria, under a private tutor, and also 
attended lectures at the University, until the summer of 1869, 
when he returned home. During the winter of 1869-70 he 
finished his preparation for Yale under the instruction of Dennis 
Beach, Jr., Yale '69. 

He was married June 17, 1884, to Miss Hattie F. deCamp 
(died July 5, 1900, in Bad Nauheim, Germany), daughter of 




John H. deCamp of New York City (died June 24, 1869). 
Three children were born to them: 

William Thomas, Yale Law School '05, born in New York City, 
May 16, 1885. 

Charles Perrot, born in Tarrytown, N. Y., June 29, 1889. 

Norman Standish, born in Tarrytown, N. Y., November 2, 1892. 

On April 7, 1904-, Minor was married to Miss Lottie E. Sprague, 
daughter of Cornelius J. Sprague of Brooklyn, N. Y. (died 
March 1, 1868). 

Minor writes: 

"After graduation passed the summer in Europe. 
Entered Columbia College Law School in September 
of that year and in May, 1876, received the degree of 
LL.B. and at the same time was admitted to the New 
York Bar. In connection with the law school studied 
in the office of Vanderpool, Green & Cuming. Since 
then have practiced law in New York City. 


"In November, 1882, was elected from Stamford to 
the Connecticut House of Representatives and served 
on the judiciary committee. Have been a director of 
the Stamford National Bank since 1887. 

"From 1895 to 1900 spent a part of my time in 
Europe, where my boys were studying, and during the 
summers of those years traveled with my family 
through Germany and Switzerland, where I met a large 
number of Yale graduates; this meeting of friends 
and renewing of friendships made at 'old Yale' was 
one of the pleasantest features of my travels. 

"After the death of my wife in July, 1900, I returned 
home with my sons and have since then spent most of 
my time in Stamford and New York. I am a member 
of the University Club, New York City; Sons of the 
Revolution, Stamford Yacht Club, and the Suburban 
Club of Stamford." 

Edward Parmelee Morris 

Dunham Professor of Latin, Yale University 

Residence — 58 Edgehill Road, New Haven, Conn. 

Business address — Yale University, New Haven, Conn. 

Born September 17, 1853, in Auburn, N. Y., the son of 
Edward D. and Frances E. Morris. 

He prepared at the Woodward High School, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

He was married January 2, 1879, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Miss 
Charlotte Webster Humphrey, daughter of Reverend Z. M. Hum- 
phrey, D.D., a professor in Lane Seminary, Cincinnati. They 
have had four children: 

Frances Humphrey, Bryn Mawr '02, born in Springfield, Mo., 
September 26, 1880, now Mrs. John Bruce Orr of Sewickley, Pa. 

Edward, born in Jena, Germany, May 19, 1885, died in 
Williamstown, Mass., September 18, 1885. 




Margaret, Bryn Mawr '08, born in Williamstown, Mass., 
December 10, 1886. 

Humphrey, born in New Haven, Conn., June 28, 1897. 

Morris writes: 

"The two years immediately after graduation I 
spent in Cincinnati, where my father lived, teaching 
in small schools and doing some not very intelligent 
studying. In 1876 I went to Purdue University, 
Lafayette, Ind., as instructor in Latin, and in 1877 to 
Lake Forest University as professor of mathematics 
and Latin. After two years there, during which I was 
pretty constantly quarreling with the president, my 
resignation was called for, and I remember that I 
thought this a rather serious blow to my professional 
prospects. But it was a piece of great good fortune. 
I went at once (1879) to Drury College, Springfield, 


Mo., and spent five years there, in many ways the most 
valuable years of my life. It was there that I learned 
something about bearing responsibilities, and I was, 
during all this time, studying pretty hard. While I 
was in Springfield I made, with hesitation, my first 
attempts at scholarly publication. In 1884 I was 
elected to a professorship of Latin at Williams, with 
a year's leave of absence for study in Germany. The 
first semester I spent at Leipzig, and the second at 
Jena, where I went for work in Plautus with Goetz. 

"After six very pleasant years at Williams I was 
called to Yale in 1891, and here I expect to spend 
the rest of my working life. I am a member of 
several organizations, but none of them of a public 
character except the ordinary philological societies. 
Williams gave me the degree of L.H.D. in 1904, and 
Harvard the degree of Litt.D. in 1909, at the inaugu- 
ration of President Lowell. 

"My favorite recreation is sailing; in fact it is almost 
my only out-of-door amusement, and I am still so much 
interested in it that I am almost ashamed of my 
absorption in it. 

"I see something of the New Haven men, espe- 
cially Farnam, and my friendship with Dimock has 
been a source of pride and pleasure to me. It is one 
of the advantages of the quiet life of a teacher that 
it offers many opportunities for intimate friendships, 
and the happiness of my life — which has been great — 
has come first from friendships and second from 
professional work." 

The Mostellaria of Plautus. Boston, Allyn and Bacon, 1880; 
Malum as an interjection. Am. Jrl. of Philology, 1882; The 


study of Latin. Boston, D. C. Heath, 1885; The pseudolus of 
Plautus. Boston, Allyn and Bacon, 1890; The sentence-question 
in Plautus and Terence. (Three articles) Am. Jrl. of Philology, 
1890-1891; The subjunctive in independent sentences in Plautus 
and Terence. (Three articles) Am. Jrl. of Philology, 1897; The 
Captivi and Trinummus of Plautus. Boston, Ginn & Co., 1898; 
On principles and methods in Latin syntax. Yale Bicentennial 
Ser., Scribner's, 1901; (With Professor Hanns Oertel of Yale.) 
An examination of the theories regarding the nature and origin 
of Indo-European inflection. Harvard Studies, XVI, 1905; 
Horace: the satires. N. Y., American Book Co., 1909; An 
interpretation of Catullus VIII. Trans. Conn. Acad., Leipzig 
vol., 1909; Horace: the epistles. N. Y., American Book Co., 
1911; (With Professor Morgan of Harvard.) Edited a series 

of Latin text-books, published 
by the American Book Co. ; 
Various reviews, chiefly in the 
Am. Jrl. of Philology. 

^Gilbert Gates Moseley 

Died 1908 

Born November 28, 1853, 
in Hartford, Conn., the son of 
David Bingham and Mary 
(Webster) Moseley. 

He prepared for college at 
the Hartford (Conn.) Public 
High School. 

He was unmarried. 


After graduation Moseley traveled abroad, and was 
for many years associated with his father and brother 
on the Religious Herald in Hartford. 




He was for seventeen years an invalid, and died of 
B right's disease in Middletown, Conn., February 14, 
1908, in his fifty-fifth year. 

George Edmund Munroe 

Residence — 126 Madison Avenue, New York City 

Born December 9, 1851, on board the ship Mandarin on the 
Indian Ocean, the son of George D. and Pauline (Washburn) 

He prepared at the Edwards Place School, Stockbridge, Mass. 

He was married February 3, 1881, in Burlington, N. J., to 
Miss Jessie Reynolds, of Burlington, N. J., daughter of John 
Reynolds. They have had one child: 

Marjorie, born in New York, September 21, 1891. 



After leaving college Munroe entered the College 
of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, and 
received the degree of M.D. from that institution in 
March, 1877. The same month he accepted an appoint- 
ment on the staff of Bellevue Hospital. After com- 
pleting his service there, he served for two years on 
the staff of the Woman's Hospital and then opened an 
office in New York City for general practice in which 
he has been eminently successful. 

In a recent letter he says: "I am sorry that nothing 
of any interest, to any but myself, nothing dramatic, 
nothing epoch-making, has occurred in my life. * * * 

I am still engaged in prac- 
ticing general medicine 
with, I hope, a respect- 
able reputation and fair 
success, and that is all." 
He is a member of the 
Yale, University, and the 
Century clubs, of New 
York City, and spends 
his summers in East 
Hampton, L. I. 

Alexander Brown Nevin 

Born October 3, 1851, in 

Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of 

Theodore Hagh and Hannah 

Irwin Nevin. 

He was prepared for college at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. 

He was married October 14, 1875, to Miss Sophronia E. Har- 

baugh of Sewickley, Pa. They had two children: 



William Harbaugh, M.E. Cornell '00, Class Boy, born July 
12, 1876. 

Hannah Irwin, St. Margaret's School '99, born September 17, 

After graduation Nevin became connected with the 
First National Bank of Allegheny, where he remained 
until June, 1875, when he accepted a position with the 
firm of T. H. Nevin & Company, white lead manu- 
facturers, of Pittsburgh, Pa. He later became assist- 
ant teller of the First National Bank of Allegheny. 
Many years ago Nevin unaccountably disappeared and 
has not been heard of since. 

*Francis Howard Olmsted 

Died 1886 

Born April 14, 1853, in Chicago, 111., the son of Lucius Duncan 
and Jessie (Sherman) Olmsted, and grandson of Professor Denison 
Olmsted, Yale 1813. 

He prepared for college at the Hartford (Conn.) Public High 

He was married October 13, 1882, to Miss Gertrude Meredith 
Holley, daughter of Alexander Lyman Holley, the distinguished 
engineer, and Mary Slade Holley, of Brooklyn, N. Y. They had 
three children: 

Alexander Holley, Yale '04, born November 7, 1883. 

Jessie Sherman, born December 28, 1884. 

Francis Howard, born January 12, 1886. 

Olmsted went abroad after graduation and traveled 
during the summer of 1874, in company with Horace 
Chittenden, Arthur Dodge, and Will Kelly, settling 
down to work in the autumn at Berlin, where he 
studied German and attended lectures. In the spring 
of 1875 he went to Heidelberg, and was matriculated 



at the University, where he spent the summer semester. 
In August he traveled through Switzerland, and in 
October went to Munich and spent the winter studying 

Roman law. In 1876 he 
traveled in North Italy 
and the Riviera and in 
Spain, intending to re- 
turn to Germany for fur- 
ther study; but in June 
of that year he was taken 
very ill at Avignon and 
was moved to Geneva, 
where his family was 
staying. The illness re- 
sulted in a permanent 
lameness. Later he went 
to Rome, returning to 
Switzerland in the 
spring of 1877, and in 
May he returned to 
He attended lectures at the Columbia Law School, 
and subsequently entered the law office of Barlow & 
Olney in New York, of which he became managing 
clerk. In the spring of 1881 he revisited Europe, 
where his mother and sisters had remained, at Vevey, 
Switzerland, and went abroad again in December of 
the same year. 

Immediately after his marriage he started with his 
wife for Australia, where he went as agent of the 
Pacific Mail Steamship Company on a mission to the 
Australian Government concerning the mail service 
of the company. So far from restoring his health, 



which was seriously affected, the climate of Australia 
had the contrary effect, and on his return to America 
he went in January, 1884, to Colorado. After visiting 
health resorts, he settled in Denver, entering the law 
office of Hon. Edward Wolcott. The condition of his 
health soon drove him from the law to a life out of 
doors, and in the spring of 1885 he settled on a ranch 
near Denver, which he selected with such good judg- 
ment and improved with such skill that its value 
increased rapidly. 

His disease had, however, progressed too far to be 
checked by this wholesome life, and in its later stages 
was aggravated by close and characteristically deter- 
mined application to business, and he died March 26, 
1886, in Denver, Colo., in his thirty-third year. 

William Parkin 

Lawyer and Clerk of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals 

Residence — 49 Fifth Avenue, New York City 
Business address — Room 135, Post Office Building, New York City 

Born September 3, 1854, in New London, Conn., the son of 
William Winthrop and Frances Moore Parkin. 

He prepared at St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H., and entered 
the Class at the beginning of Sophomore year. 

He is unmarried. 

Parkin writes: 

"My permanent residence has always been as above 
given, though for two years, November, 1880, to May, 
1882, I lived on Staten Island, and from then until 
November, 1885, had rooms in New York City, my 
family living in the country. I practiced law with 
John B. Whiting, '74, from 1878 to 1884, the firm 



being at first Whiting & Parkin, then Gibson, Whiting 
& Parkin. In 1884 I became connected as clerk with 
the firm of MacFarland, Reynolds & Harrison, and 
remained with the head of that firm, W. W. MacFar- 
land, through various business changes until 1890, when 
the firm became MacFarland & Parkin. This lasted 
until 1897, when I was appointed to my present place. 

"My clubs are the University, Century, and Yale. 
I have taken an occasional trip to Europe. I play golf 
a little and this may be called my favorite recreation. 

"The classmates I see most frequently are George 
Munroe, Henry James, Alfred Thacher, Pearce 
Barnes, and E. D. Robbins, and until his death I fre- 
quently saw H. B. B. Stapler. My life has been 
uneventful and as it has no history should be called 
a happy one." 




*Franklin Wells Patten 

Died 1890 

Born May 8, 1855, in Stafford, Conn., the son of Robbins and 
Louise A. Patten. 

He prepared for college at Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraham, 
Mass. In the fall of 1870 he 
entered Wesleyan University, 
Middletown, Conn., where he 
remained six weeks, when he 
became a member of Yale '74. 

He was unmarried. 

After graduation Pat- 
ten went into business at 
New Haven, afterward 
studying law at the Yale 
Law School, from which 
he received the degree of 
LL.B. in June, 1876. 
He practiced law in 
Philadelphia until Octo- 
ber, 1882. The following 
six years, on account of 
poor health, he was out 
of business. In 1888 he 
went to New York and 
the Greenwich Insurance 
pneumonia, in New York City, January 6, 1890, in his 
thirty-fifth year. 


became connected with 
Company. He died of 



John Wesley Peck 

Superintendent of Schools, Derby, Conn. 
Address — 23 Elizabeth Street, Derby, Conn. 

Born February 10, 1852, in Trumbull, Conn., the son of John 
Levi and Eliza Nichols Peck. 
He prepared at Stratford, Conn. 
He is unmarried. 

Peck writes: 

"After graduation I taught for two years in the 
Easton (Conn.) Academy. Then I returned (1876) 
to Yale, where I spent two years in the graduate 
department studying French, Greek, and Latin. In 
1878 I received the degree of Ph.D. In 1879 I 
became principal of one of the public schools of Derby 





(then Birmingham), Conn. This position I held until 
1893, when I was chosen superintendent of all the 
public schools in the same place, and still hold that 

Rutherford Hayes Piatt 


Residence — 414 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 

Business address — 13% East State Street, Columbus, Ohio 

Born September 6, 1853, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of William 
A. and Fanny (Hayes) Piatt. 

He prepared at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. 

He was married January 5, 1887, in Columbus, Ohio, to Miss 
Maryette Andrews Smith, daughter of Robert S. Smith, a 


lawyer (retired) of Columbus, Ohio. They have had six children, 
all born in Columbus, Ohio: 

William Andrews, born December 24, 1887, died May 1, 1892. 

Anne Swan, born September 5, 1889, died January, 1890. 

Robert Swanton, born December 4, 1891. 

Rutherford Hayes, Jr., born August 8, 1894. 

Joseph Swan, born January 8, 1902. 

Emily, born February 16, 1906. 

Directly after graduation Piatt went abroad and 
remained in Europe until the autumn of 1876, studying 
languages, and traveling. Upon his return he entered 
the Columbia College Law School in New York City, 
receiving the degree of LL.B. in 1879, and since that 
time has practiced law in Columbus. 

Peter Augustus Porter 

Address — Niagara Falls, N. Y. 

Born October 10, 1853, in Niagara Falls, N. Y., the son of 
Peter Augustus and Mary Cabell Porter. 

He prepared at St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H., and joined 
the Class of '74 at the beginning of Sophomore year. 

He was married February 13, 1877, in Niagara Falls, N. Y., 
to Miss Alice Adele Taylor, daughter of Virgil C. Taylor, of 
Barkhamsted, Conn. They have three children: 

Peter Augustus, Jr., born November 16, 1877. 

Cabell Breckenridge, born April 8, 1881. 

Preston Buell, born March 13, 1891. 

After graduation Porter went abroad for one year 
and since that time has lived for the most part in 
Niagara Falls, N. Y. He was a member of the 
Assembly of the State of New York in 1886 and 1887, 
second Niagara County district, and introduced the bill 




under which the Niagara electrical power has been 
developed. He was a member of Congress from the 
thirty-fourth New York district from 1907 to 1909. 

*Henry Harger Ragan 

Died 1895 

Born August 4, 1850, in Turin, Jefferson County, N. Y., the 
son of Henry and Mary Ragan. 

He prepared at Cazenovia, N. Y., and in college was Class 
orator and won many prizes in composition and speaking. 

He was unmarried. 

After graduation Ragan studied for one year in the 
Columbia Law School and then entered an office in 



Dubuque, Iowa, where he was admitted to the bar in 
April, 1876. He practiced his profession in that city 
until January, 1881, when he entered the lecture field, 

for which he had already 
shown a marked aptitude 
and in which he achieved 
signal success. He lec- 
tured extensively for the 
rest of his life throughout 
this country and also in 
England. His home in 
later years was in Syra- 
cuse, ]\ T . Y., and he left 
that city on September 
24, 1895, for a long tour 
through the Southern 
States. He arrived in 
Atlanta, Ga., about a 
fortnight later and died 
there of pneumonia on 
October 11, in his forty- 
sixth year. 


Edgar Mead Reading 


Professor, Bennett Medical College 

Address — 6416 Monroe Avenue, Chicago, 111. 

Born August 18, 1852, in Edwardsburgh, Mich., the son of 
Edgar and Amelia Mead Reading. 

He prepared at Milwaukee Academy, Milwaukee, Wis., and 
entered the Class of '74 at the beginning of Sophomore year. 




He was married June 11, 1879, to Miss Demia E. Myers of 
Chicago, 111., who died February 6, 1897. He was married June 
15, 1898, in Niles, Mich., to Miss Clara J. Burke, Niles High 
School '86, daughter of John Burke, a farmer of Niles, Mich. 
They have one child, Edgar Burke Reading. 

In September, 1874, Reading entered the State 
Street Savings Bank of Chicago, 111., where he 
remained until the latter part of September, 1875. He 
then commenced the winter course of lectures at Rush 
Medical College, Chicago. In the fall of 1876 he 
entered the Bennett Medical College of Chicago, where 
he was graduated in February, 1877, with the degree 
of M.D. In 1878 he was elected professor of physiol- 
ogy in the same college. In 1883 he accepted the 
chair of physiology and histology in Chicago Veteri- 


nary College and in 1886 was elected to the chair of 
diseases of the nervous system, and of the heart, throat 
and lungs, in Bennett Medical College. In 1889 he 
was appointed member of the medical staff of Cook 
County Hospital, and in 1890 received the degree of 
M.A. from Northwestern University, Evanston, 111. 

Reading was a member of the board of deacons of 
the Sixth Presbyterian Church of Chicago until 1902, 
and in 1910 was elected an elder in the Woodlawn 
Park Presbyterian Church. He says that he is in 
closer touch with Harrison and Leighton than with any 
other members of the Class as they both live in Chicago. 

George Darius Reid 

Pastor First Baptist Church, Shelton, Conn. 
Address — 510 Howe Avenue, Shelton, Conn. 

Born July 11, 1849, in Suffield, Conn., the son of Samuel 
Newel and Louisa Maria Reid. 

He prepared at Edwards Place School, Stockbridge, Mass. 

He was married February 16, 1876, in Suffield, Conn., to Miss 
Phebe Margaret Sykes, Abbott Female Seminary (Andover, Mass.) 
'74, daughter of Henry A. Sykes, M.A., an architect, of Suffield, 
Conn., and Julia A. Sykes. They have six children: 

Helen Margaret, born in Newton Centre, Mass., January 9, 

George Harold, Yale '01 S., born in Edgartown, Mass., 
September 8, 1878. 

Julia Fowler, born in Edgartown, Mass., March 2, 1881. 

Mildred Ruth, born in Orange, Mass., July 29, 1884. 

Thomas Pattison, Yale '11, born in Orange, Mass., June 13, 

Dorothy, born in Deep River, Conn., February 18, 1892. 




Reid writes: 

"After graduation I took one year at the Yale 
Theological Seminary; then went to the Newton 
Theological Seminary for two years. In December, 
1877, I took a church at Edgartown, Mass., where I 
remained three years, becoming interested in conchol- 
ogy and microscopy, which interest I have retained. 
From Edgartown I went to Orange, Mass., in January, 
1881, remaining there nine years, serving on the school 
board for four years as I had two years previously 
at Edgartown. In January, 1890, I went to Deep 
River, Conn., where I was pastor for five years. Dur- 
ing that time I became a member of the American 
Conchological Association and continued my interest 
in conchology, making a specialty of Connecticut 


forms. I resigned at Deep River in 1895 and in 
March, 1896, accepted the pastorate of the East 
Washington Avenue Church (now the Second Church), 
Bridgeport, Conn. I held this position for five years, 
then entered the employ of the Mutual Life Insur- 
ance Company of New York, continuing in this 
business until taking the pastorate at Shelton, Conn., 
in 1904. 

"One son graduated at Sheff in 1901 and has since 
been with the General Electric Company of Schenec- 
tady, N. Y., and is now assistant manager of the 
power and mining department. The other son was 
graduated in the Academic department at Yale in 
1911 and contemplates entering the Forestry School. 

"My favorite recreations are conchology, tramping 
and camping." 

Edward Denmore Robbins 

General Counsel, New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad 


Residence — 408 St. Ronan Street, New Haven, Conn. 

Business address — Care New York, New Haven & Hartford 

Railroad Company, New Haven, Conn. 

Born October 20, 1853, in Wethersfield, Conn., the son of 
Richard Austin and Harriet Welles Robbins. 

He prepared at the Hartford (Conn.) High School. 

He was married February 12, 1908, in Hartford, Conn., to Miss 
Charlotte E. Swan, daughter of Egbert Phelps Swan (deceased), 
of Hartford. They have two children: 

Harriet Welles, born in Rockport, Mass., September 1, 1909. 

Edward Denmore, Jr., born in New Haven, Conn., November 
30, 1910. 




Robbins writes: 

"After studying abroad for a year and under a 
fellowship at Yale for two years, I became a tutor in 
the Academic department at Yale in the fall of 1877, 
and continued in that position until 1882. I was 
afterwards lecturer on jurisprudence and subsequently 
professor of jurisprudence in the Yale Law School, 
but was compelled by stress of other work to resign 
the position in 1903. 

"In the summer of 1882 I was graduated from the 
Yale Law School and after fifteen months spent in 
traveling, which included a winter in a dahabeah on the 
Nile up to the second cataract, I began the practice of 
law in Hartford, Conn. The most of my time is now 
occupied by my duties as general counsel for the New 


York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, 
with offices at New Haven, Conn., and New York City. 

"I have lived in Wethersfield, Conn., until recently. 
During the year 1910 I bought a house in New Haven. 
I was a member of the Connecticut House of Repre- 
sentatives in the years 1882 and 1883, and have been 
a member of the Connecticut State Board of Education 
since 1884. I have just been reappointed for a term 
expiring in 1913. 

"After an attack of pneumonia in 1901 I spent the 
following winter in India. I had earlier spent a 
summer in Japan and China. I have been in every 
country in Europe except Russia and Portugal, and I 
also spent a summer in Mexico. I have been in every 
state and territory of the United States with the 
exception of Alaska, Idaho, and Louisiana. I am a 
member of the University, Century, and Yale clubs of 
New York; the Hartford and Country clubs of Hart- 
ford, and the Graduates, Union League, and Country 
clubs of New Haven." 

His principal writings have been law briefs. He 
wrote a little book on phonetics, published by Benjamin 
H. Sanborn & Company, Boston, Mass. It has been 
used to some extent in primary schools. 

Henry Spencer Bobbins 


Residence — (summer) Lake Forest, 111. 

Business address — Home Insurance Building, Chicago, 111. 

Born February 5, 1853, in East Stoughton, Mass., the son of 
John V. and Anastatia (Ford) Robbins. 




He prepared at the Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, 
Conn. He left the Class at the end of the first term of Junior 
year, but was in 1894 given his degree at the request of his 

He was married December 12, 1883, in Chicago, 111., to Miss 
Frances Fuller Johnston, daughter of H. Morris Johnston, of 
Chicago, formerly a resident of Cincinnati. They have four 
children, all born in Chicago, 111.: 

Marjorie J., born September 21, 1886. 

Dorothy F., born August 10, 1889. 

Isabelle M., born August 3, 1891. 

Frances S., born January 12, 1901. 

After leaving college Robbins went west and studied 
law in the office of Gregory & Pinney in Madison, 
Wis., for a period of about eighteen months, attending 
at the same time the Law School connected with the 


University of Wisconsin. In June, 1874, he was 
graduated and admitted to the bar. He then went to 
New York City and was admitted to the bar of New 
York State in the summer of 1875, and practiced there 
until the summer of 1876. He wrote in 1910: 

"I commenced the practice of law in Chicago about 
September 1, 1876, and have continued in it ever since. 
I was first a partner of Hempstead Washburne, after- 
wards mayor of Chicago, and a son of the ex-minister to 
France, Elihu B. Washburne. I afterwards became, 
and continued for a number of years, a partner of 
ex- Senator Lyman Trumbull. Then I became a 
partner of A. W. Green, now the president of the 
National Biscuit Company, and since January 1, 1898, 
I have practiced alone. Since October, 1898, I have 
been the counsel for the Chicago Board of Trade. I 
am now special assistant to the United States Attorney- 
General in his prosecutions of bucket-shops. 

"In 1896, being a sound money Democrat, I was 
appointed on a committee of five to bring about the 
Indianapolis Convention which nominated Palmer and 
Buckner, and acted as one of the sub-committee of two 
in the active work incident thereto. I was also the 
active chairman of the Illinois delegation to that 

"I am a member of the Chicago, University, Iro- 
quois, and Onwentsia clubs of Chicago, 111., and the 
University Club of New York City." 



Edwin Forrest Rouse 

Manufacturer of Heading 

Residence — 1222 Broadway, Bay City, Mich. 

Business address — Omer, Mich. 

Born June 17, 1852, in Clay City, N. Y., the son of James M. 

He prepared at the Bay City (Mich.) High School. 

He was married June 18, 
1879, in Syracuse, N. Y., to 
Miss Georgianna Sadler, 
daughter of Ambrose Sadler, a 
retired farmer of North Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. They have two 
children : 

Dorothea, born in Bay City, 
Mich., February 6, 1881, now 
Mrs. Orrin K. Earl. 

Robert Burton, born in Bay 
City, Mich., May 29, 1883. 

After graduation Rouse 
practiced law in Bay 
City, Mich., for a time, 
and then became a manu- 


Whipple Owen Sayles 


Residence — East Orange, N. J. 

Business address — P. O. Box 1717, and 27 William Street, 

New York City 

Born January 14, 1849, in Pascoag, R. I., the son of Whipple 
and Abigal (Owen) Sayles. 

He prepared at Lapham Institute, North Scituate, R. I. 



He was married October 5, 1878, in Bloomfield, N. J., to Miss 
Emily Sarah Page, daughter of Enoch W., a merchant (deceased), 
and Mellissa L. Page (deceased), of Bloomfield, N. J. They have 
had six children. 

Mellissa Ruth, born May 31, 1880. 

Whipple Owen, Jr., born June 20, 1881, died October 12, 1882. 

Abigal Edna, born July 16, 1883, died August 7, 1883. 

Ethel Mary, born November 16, 1885. 

Osmond Lyman, born August 15, 1890. 

Emily, born September 1, 1892. 

After graduation Sayles entered the Columbia Law 
School, New York City, receiving the degree of LL.B. 
from that institution in May, 1876. Since that time 
he has practiced law in New York City. He writes 
merely : 

"The important thing is that I am still at work (as 
I view it)." 



*Moses Mcllvain Sayre 

Died 1901 

Born November 21, 1819, in Spring Hills, Champaign County, 
Ohio, the son of Martin and Jane Crocket (Mcllvain) Sayre. 

He entered Yale and '74 at the beginning of Senior year from 
Urbana, after spending three 
years at Oberlin College. He 
afterward received the degree 
of B.A. from Oberlin and was 
enrolled in the Class of '74 

He was married February 
23, 1881, to Miss Ella Morris, 
daughter of Thomas and Maria 

(Kellar) Morris, of Urbana. 
They had four children: 

Helen Gertrude, born De- 
cember 16, 1882. 

Agnes Belle, born December 
18, 1884. 

Paul Morris, born June 21, 

Bessie, born June 21, 1887, 
died July 28, 1887. 


For about three years after graduation Sayre was 
engaged in teaching and studying law. He was 
admitted to the Ohio bar in May, 1877, and from 
January, 1878, practiced his profession in Urbana, 
Ohio. In October, 1881, he was elected State Senator 
from his district, and served two years. 

He died of typhoid fever in Urbana, Ohio, September 
21, 1901, in his fifty-second year. 


John Lewis Scudder 


Manager of the People's Palace, Jersey City, N. J. 

Address — 117 Bentley Avenue, Jersey City, N. J. 

Born December 5, 1853, in India, the son of Henry Martyn 
and Fanny (Lewis) Scudder. 

He prepared at the University Mound College, San Francisco, 
Calif., and entered the Class at the beginning of Sophomore year. 

He was married May 10, 1877, in Brooklyn, N. Y., to Miss 
Alice May Abbott, daughter of Benjamin F. Abbott, a merchant 
of Brooklyn, N. Y. They have two children, both born in 
Shrewsbury, Mass. : 

Adelaide, born March 24, 1878. 

Alice, born March 24, 1878. 

Scudder wrote in 1910: 

"In the autumn of 1874 I entered the Union Theo- 
logical Seminary, New York City, and there I wasted 
a good part of three years in swallowing but never 
assimilating a mass of speculative rubbish, which never 
has been of much service to me, or the congregations 
I have served. The best thing I did during this barren 
period was to 'cut' recitations as frequently as possible, 
and take long walks with the estimable young lady who 
subsequently became my wife and the mother of the 
first pair of twins produced by the Class of '74. 

"After graduation from the aforesaid institution, duly 
stuffed with a multifarious but useless mass of infor- 
mation, I was called to preach in the Congregational 
Church of Shrewsbury, Mass., a suburb of the city of 
Worcester, and entered upon my duties in December, 
1877. Here I illuminated the district for four years, 
exuded 'sweetness and light,' and endeavored to so 




live as to reflect credit upon dear old Yale. They 
tolerated me for the space of four years and upon my 
departure for another field of labor, my pet deacon, a 
very orthodox personage, exclaimed, 'Scudder is a 
good fellow, but he'll never learn to preach the gospel.' 
"In April, 1882, the First Congregational Church 
of Minneapolis was venturesome enough to call me; 
and there I flourished the torch of true and undefiled 
religion for four years. Ex-Governor Pillsbury was 
a shining light in my church. We both took a deep 
interest in the University of Minnesota, which was 
located near by, and when he consulted me with refer- 
ence to a president for that institution, I suggested the 
name of Professor Cyrus Northrop of Yale, whom we 
duly kidnapped and installed, and whose beneficent 
influence was exerted upon the Northwest for a quarter 


of a century. That transplantation was one of the 
best things I ever did in my life, and I trust the 
recording angel gave me a good mark for that 
distinguished performance. 

"President Northrop attended my church, and natu- 
rally I took a deep interest in the University. He was 
a good critic, but always kind and helpful. The last 
time I preached in Minneapolis he came up into the 
pulpit, put his arm around me and said, 'John, it was 
what you said that brought me to Minneapolis, and I 
wish what I am about to say might keep you here.' But 
my wife's ill health made it necessary for me to come 
East, and in May, 1886, I became the pastor of the 
First Congregational Church in Jersey City, N. J., 
where I ministered for nearly twenty-five years. Here, 
in the thickly settled quarters of a large city I found 
myself face to face with the great sociological problems, 
which are engaging the attention of the world, and 
here I have done a peculiar work. My life stands for 
an idea which is embodied in a magnificent institution 
called the People's Palace, which has cost over a quarter 
of a million dollars, and was erected by Mr. Joseph 
Milbank, whose sons Dunlevy, '00, and Jeremiah, '09, 
are both graduates of Yale College. The underlying 
idea of this institution is that the saloon is the greatest 
evil in America, and must be fought upon its own 
ground and by its own methods. My doctrine is that 
as young people are principally led astray through 
their love for companionship and amusement, it is the 
duty of the church to diminish their temptations and 
elevate them by supplying wholesome recreation. This, 
our great clubhouse, which has no superior in the 
United States, accomplishes successfully. It is a 


palace of delight for all who wish to enter, men and 
women alike. Here they may play tenpins or billiards, 
dance, enjoy theatricals, play basket-ball, box, fence, 
wrestle, and so forth. In this institution, dedicated to 
humanity, the spirit of good fellowship, refinement 
and brotherhood prevails. All privileges are given to 
men for the sum of five dollars ($5.00) a year, and 
to women for three dollars ($3.00). There is no 
initiation fee, and the institution is self-supporting. It 
is doing a big business in the line of health and happi- 
ness. It has been successful from the start, and is 
becoming increasingly popular. It diminishes the 
patronage of the saloons by supplying the amusements 
that the people want. It 'beats the devil' so to speak. 
So great has the work become in recent years, that I 
resigned my pastorate in the year 1910. Now another 
man does the preaching and the calling, while I manage 
this sociological department. To this work I shall 
devote the rest of my life. I shall enjoy the otium cum 
dignitate that I deserve, and move around this institu- 
tion as a sort of guardian angel. I am now fifty-seven 
years of age, but feel like a boy of fifteen. I expect 
to live at least fifty years more, and be the last member 
of the Class of '74 upon this earth." 

James Cadwalader Sellers 


Residence — 14 West Chestnut Street, West Chester, Pa. 

Business address — 407 Franklin Building, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Born May 4, 1854, in South Orange, N. J., the son of James 
and Emmeline Bostwick (Smith) Sellers. 



He prepared at West Chester Academy, West Chester, Pa., 
under the preceptorship of Professor J. Hunter Worrall, Yale '56, 
Ph.D. '62. 

He was married April 25, 1878, in West Chester, Pa., to Miss 
Elma Anita Townsend (died April 5, 1881), daughter of Hon. 
Washington Townsend, of West Chester, who was a lawyer, 
banker and congressman. They had one child: 

James Cadwalader, Jr., born in Philadelphia, Pa., August 26, 
1880. He is a mechanical engineer, a graduate cf Lehigh 
University, and resides in Burnham, Mifflin County, Pa., where 
he has a position with the Standard Steel Company, of that 
place. He is married and has two children: James Townsend 
Sellers, born August 17, 1907, and Marjorie Sellers, born March 
17, 1910. 

He was married a second time in West Chester, Pa., June 18, 
1889, to Miss Eleanor Cresson Barber, daughter of the late 
William E. Barber, a lawyer, who resided in West Chester. They 
have had two children: 



Marie, Swarthmore College '10, born in West Chester, June 
10, 1890, now teaching at Dayton, Ohio. 

Elizabeth, born in West Chester, August 14, 1896. 

Sellers wrote in 1910: 

"I studied law in the office of Henry Wharton, Esq., 
of the Philadelphia bar, was admitted to the Phila- 
delphia bar in December, 1876, and have continued in 
the practice of my profession since that date. I am 
also a member of the bar of Chester County, Pa., my 
residence having been for many years in that county. 
Since graduation I have resided continuously either in 
Philadelphia or at West Chester, Pa., by far the 
greater part of the time at the latter place, although 
my business location has always been in Philadelphia. 
For several years I was associate editor of the American 
Law Register, published at Philadelphia. 

"My political creed has always been that of the 
Republican party and my religious connection is with 
the Protestant Episcopal Church. I have achieved 
neither fame nor fortune." 

Thomas Townsend Sherman 


Residence — Rye, Westchester County, N. Y. 

Ciiy address— 126 East Thirty-first Street, New York City 

Business address — 60 Wall Street, New York City 

Born July 28, 1853, in London, England, the son of Edward 
Standish and Catharine Augusta (Townsend) Sherman. 

He prepared for college at Hopkins Grammar School, New 
Haven, having previously attended the Fairfield Academy at 
Fairfield, Conn., and Benjamin W. Dwight's school, and other 
schools in New York City. 


He was married in Rye, N. Y., October 19, 1887, to Miss 
Anne Loder Wiggin, daughter of Augustus Wiggin of Rye 
(deceased), a banker and merchant in New York. They have 
one child: 

Emily Balch, born in Rye, N. Y., March 3, 1891. 

Sherman writes: 

"From September, 1874, to February, 1875, I was 
a teacher in Mr. Frossard's private school for boys at 
Irvington, N. Y., during part of the time attending 
the Columbia Law School. On February 11, 1875, I 
entered the law office of Evarts, Southmayd & Choate 
in New York City. Studied law there and at Columbia 
College Law School, receiving the degree of LL.B. in 
1876, and was admitted to the bar of New York State 
on December 13, 1876, by the general term of the 
supreme court of the second department. I continued 
with Evarts, Southmayd & Choate and its successor 
firm of Evarts, Choate & Beaman formed in 1884, 
until January 1, 1902, when I became a member of the 
firm of Evarts, Tracy & Sherman, composed of 
J. Evarts Tracy, Yale, LL.D. '57, Allen W. Evarts, 
Yale '69, Thomas T. Sherman, and Herbert J. Bick- 
ford. This was succeeded January 1, 1908, by the 
present firm of Evarts, Choate & Sherman, the members 
of which are Allen W. Evarts, Thomas T. Sherman, 
Herbert J. Bickford and Joseph H. Choate, Jr. 
The Hon. Joseph H. Choate, Yale Hon. '01, is 
associated with the firm as counsel. The office and 
business to which the present firm succeeded have been 
continuously in existence for more than seventy-five 

"I have always since September, 1874, had my 
domicile and legal residence in Rye, N. Y., where I have 




also actually lived in summer, but usually have had and 
occupied in winter, an apartment or a house in Xew 
York City. I have held no political or governmental 
positions. Have been a member of the vestry of 
Christ's Church at Rye, X. Y., continuously since 1883, 
as vestryman from 1883 to April 16, 1906, and as 
churchwarden since then, serving also as clerk of the 
vestry since 1893. On February 28, 1895, I delivered 
an historical address at the two hundredth anniversary 
of the founding of the parish of Rye. 

"I am a member of the following: Xew York His- 
torical Society ; Xew York Genealogical and Biographi- 
cal Society; the Bar Association of the City of Xew 
York; University, Yale, and Down Town clubs of 
Xew York, and the Apawamis and American Yacht 
clubs of Rye, Xew York; am a member of the Board 


of Governors of the Apawamis Club, was the vice- 
president from 1903 to 1905, and its president from 
1905 to 1907, and am now chairman of its golf com- 
mittee. No military record. Have not traveled as 
much as I should have liked. Have been to Canada, 
all the New England and the Middle States and some 
of the Southern and Western, as far south as New 
Orleans and only as far west as Cheyenne, Wyoming. 
Went to Bermuda in 1902, to Europe in 1907, 1909, 
and 1910, traveling in England, Scotland, Wales, 
France, Holland and Belgium, Germany, Switzerland 
and Italy. My favorite recreations are golf and 
genealogy. I have seen most frequently those class- 
mates who live in or near New York City or who are 
there often." 

Wayland Spaulding 

Clergyman and Teacher 

Residence — Gerard Apartments, 527 West One Hundred and 

Twenty-first Street, New York City 

Born September 26, 1850, in Townsend, Mass., the son of 
Daniel and Lucy Wyer (Clement) Spaulding. 

He prepared at Lawrence Academy, Groton, Mass., and 
Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass. 

He was married December 31, 1874, in New Haven, Conn., 
to Miss Mary Mead Peck, daughter of Rev. Whitman Peck, a 
clergyman and teacher. They have one child: 

Leila Clement, Vassar '99, Ph.D. Columbia '10, born in 
Morristown, N. J., August 28, 1878. 

Spaulding writes: 

"After graduation I took charge of public schools in 
Rockville, Conn., and at the end of four years became 
principal of Morris Academy, Morristown, N. J. In 




holding that office until the last sickness of my father, 
1881, I entered Yale Theological Seminary, and at the 
close of the three years course accepted a call to the 
Congregational Church in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where 
I was ordained as a minister and installed pastor, May 
21, 1884. Remained there over eleven years, nearly 
two hundred and fifty uniting with the church during 
that time. In 1890 was chosen moderator of New 
York State Congregational Association. 

"In the autumn of 1895, I accepted a call to Bedford 
Park Congregational Church, in New York City. The 
church prospered and I superintended the building of 
a handsome manse. Joined the Clerical Union, a 
club meeting weekly for essays and discussion, and 
comprising the Congregational Clergymen of New 
York and Vicinity. Was chosen president in 1901; 


late that year, took me to my birthplace in Townsend, 

"During the two years required to settle my father's 
estate, I acted as pastor of the Congregational Church 
in Ayer, Mass. In this interval I made a journey of 
several months in Europe with my family. Have since 
been a member of the Free Lecture Bureau of the Xew 
York Board of Education, delivering my lecture 'How 
I saw Europe, and how you can,' over thirty times in 
various centers. Returning to New York City, I took 
charge of the Congregational Church in the suburb, 
Xorth Pelharn, N. Y. My residence, however, has 
been on Morningside Heights, in the city, where I have 
had all the work I could do as a private instructor to 
young men preparing for college. I traveled through 
Europe a second time during the season of 1910." 

On November 22, 1907, he issued through the trade 
a pamphlet entitled, "When Theodore is King." 

*Henry Beidleman Bascom Stapler 

Died 1906 

Born February 24, 1853, in Mobile, Ala., the son of James 
and Maria (Beidleman) Stapler. 

He prepared for college at Reynold's Classical Institute, 
Wilmington, Del. 

He was married November 10, 1880, to Miss Helen Louisa 
Gause, daughter of John Taylor and Martha J. Gause, of 
Wilmington, Del. They had four children: 

Martha Gause, born May 30, 1882. 

John Taylor Gause, a lieutenant in the Navy, born November 
22, 1883. 

Henry [Beidleman] Bascom, Jr., Yale '08, born October 16, 

James Beverly, Christ College, Cambridge '11, born April 16, 



The year after graduation Stapler was classical 
instructor in the Hartford (Conn.) Public High 
School, and at the same time began his course in the 
Yale Law School, which 
he completed in 1876. 
During his college course 
he won several prizes in 
English composition, and 
at the end of the second 
year in the law school the 
Jewell prize for the high- 
est marks in examination. 
During the second year 
of his law course he was 
also instructor in history 
in the Hopkins Grammar 

After a clerkship with 
Fowler & Taylor in New 
York City, he was ad- 
mitted to practice in May, 

1878, and the following September formed a partner- 
ship with his classmate, John L. Wood, which continued 
ten years, after which he practiced alone. From 1891 
to 1893 he was assistant district attorney of the 
city and county of New York, and was then with 
George P. Breckenridge, in the law firm of Stapler 
& Breckenridge. 

He died of pneumonia at his home in Pelham Manor, 
Westchester County, N. Y., December 1, 1906, in his 
fifty-fourth year. 



In Memoriam 

Stapler was dubbed "the General" in Freshman 
year, when he managed the Kappa Sigma Epsilon 
campaign against Delta Kappa in June, 1871. His 
zeal and earnestness in that campaign he kept up all 
his life, in fact his earnestness often extended to anxiety. 
He was always struggling to push his way on to the 
front. Whatever success he had was earned by toil and 
sweat of brow. 

On leaving college he returned home to Wilmington, 
then studied law in Baltimore, then came in 1877 to 
New York, becoming managing clerk for Taylor & 
Fowler (Yale '61 and '63). In 1878 he formed a 
partnership with me, at 32 Nassau Street. How well 
I recall that little office, divided by a board partition, 
and his great collision case of the "Grand Republic" 
vs. "Adelaide." How he toiled night and day over 
that suit until he obtained a good settlement. I can 
see the dear old General, now, smoking a cheap 
black cigar and going over reams of testimony. 

About 1892 we dissolved and he united with Gibson 
and John Whiting, '74. Jack Whiting the General 
loved more than any other man in the world, and when 
Jack died in 1893, he felt his loss deeply. He con- 
tinued on with Gibson and Tomlinson, Yale '85, then 
went into Delancey Nicoll's district attorney's office, 
where he labored, convicting Carlisle Harris and other 
miscreants, until 1901, then with Tomlinson & Smith, 
at 48 Wall Street, until 1904, and then alone at 32 
Nassau until his death. 

He was always well in health until his nerves and 
brain gave out in May, 1902, I think, when he went 


abroad, and came back wholly recovered. I think the 
last time I saw him was when I gave a little dinner at 
Steven's House, Lake Placid, in September, 1906, to 
several lawyers, and to Stapler. At that time he told 
me of his affairs and that he felt in the best of health 
and prepared for big work at the law. He died, I 
believe, from going to work instead of to bed. 

He was a fine, high-souled man in all he did and said. 
Had he lived, I feel he would have attained, some day, 
his ambition to sit on the Supreme Court bench. He 
left a widow and three sons and one daughter, and was 
exceptionally happy in his home relations. I consider 
him one of the great successes of '74. 

J. S. Wood. 
Chauncey Clark Starkweather 

Lawyer and Writer 

Address— Care Yale Club, 30 West Forty- fourth Street, New York 


Born November 7, 1851, in Chicago, 111., the son of Charles 
Robert and Mary (Eager) Starkweather. 

He prepared at Newton Centre, Mass., and the Lake Forest 

He was married November 8, 1882, in New York City, to Miss 
Isabella B. Anstey, daughter of William Wilson Anstey (died in 
1897), formerly of New York City and auditor for the New 
York Central & Harlem River Railroad, and great-great-grand- 
daughter of Christopher Anstey, the author of the "Bath Guide," 
who has a tablet in Westminster Abbey. They have one child: 

Nina Isabella, born in New York City, January 30, 1887. 

Starkweather writes: 

"I entered the Class of '72 in 1868, leaving to go 
abroad with a tutor, Robert Porter Keep. The fact 



that before joining '74 I had spent nearly a year in 
Athens undoubtedly influenced my after life, as I 
imbibed a love for modern languages, which I have 
always cherished. I have spent many years in Europe. 
During the first year I learned to speak modern Greek. 
On my second visit I paid more attention to French, 
which I had, from my youth, spoken fairly well; and 
while abroad recently for a stay of a year and a half, 
I spent many months in dear, delightful Italy, and did 
my best with the fascinating Italian language, speaking 
it 'fearlessly.' Andreally the old ablatives 'come handy.' 
I have translated many books from the French, have 
moiled and toiled for several large publishers in New 
York, and have been on the editorial staff of several 
weeklies. But, as before mentioned, I have always 



been able to knock off work and go to Europe when I 
felt inclined. I have enjoyed lectures at the Sorbonne 
and browsing in the huge public library in Paris. At 
one time I was a member of seven clubs and associa- 
tions, but have dropped all except the Yale Club of 
Xew York, the Sons of the American Revolution, and 
the Dwight Alumni Association. 

"I was graduated from the Columbia Law School 
in the class of 1877, admitted to the bar in Xew York 
in 1877 and practiced for several years. I take a case 
now, semi-occasionally. 

"We have a place on the Niagara river, at Lewiston, 
the house having been built by Mrs. Starkweather's 
grandfather in 1836. The classmate whom I see most 
frequently is John Seymour Wood." 

George Milton Stearns 

Consulting Actuary 
Address — Palace Hotel, Los Angeles, Calif. 

Born April 12, 1852, in Concord, N. H., the son of Josiah 
Milton and Freelove Phillips (Mclntyre) Stearns. 

He prepared at the Hartford (Conn.) High School. 

He was married November 26, 1877, in West Hartford, Conn., 
to Miss Annie M. Thomson. They have three children: 

Thomson, born in Topeka, Kans., November, 1879. 

Phillips Bonnel, born in Topeka, Kans., 1880. 

Malcolm, Dartmouth '07, born in Roxbury, Mass., 1886. 

Stearns was in the Union Theological Seminary, 
Xew York City, from 1874 to 1877, receiving the 
degree of B.D. in 1877. He taught in New York 
City for a year and was a professor in Washington 
College, Topeka, Kans., from 1878 to 1886. He then 


became eastern manager for the Kansas Loan and 
Trust Company of Topeka, living in Boston, Mass., 
from 1886 to 1889. From 1889 to 1895 he was in 
Springfield, Mass., as investment banker in the firm of 
Woodbury, Moulton & Stearns. From 1895 to 1896 
he was receiver of the Staten Island Life, Heat & 
Power Company of Port Richmond. Since 1896 he 
has been connected with the following companies in the 
capacity of actuary: 1896 to 1897, with the Fidelity 
Mutual Life Insurance Company of Philadelphia, Pa. ; 
1897, with the Merchant's Life Insurance Association 
of St. Louis, Mo.; 1897, with the Southwestern Life 
Insurance Company of Marshalltown, Iowa; 1898 to 
1899, with the Northern Life Association; 1899 to 
1904, in Des Moines, Iowa; 1905, with the Guarantee 
Mutual Life Insurance Company of Davenport, Iowa ; 
1906 to 1907 with the Cedar Rapids Life Insurance 
Company of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 1907 to 1909 with 
the Continental Life Insurance Company, Cedar 
Rapids, Iowa; 1909 to 1910, with the Beneficial Life 
Company of Salt Lake City, Utah. 

In March, 1910, he went to Los Angeles for a vaca- 
tion, the first in many years, expecting in September of 
that year to be connected with the San Francisco Life 
Insurance Company, as assistant secretary and actuary. 

He decided, however, after a short experience in 
this position, to settle in Los Angeles as consulting 

Stearns has taken active part in politics. In Kansas, 
as a Republican, he was a candidate (unsuccessful) for 
the nomination for superintendent of public instruction. 
He was treasurer of the Kansas State Temperance 
Union and for three years helped to make prohibition 




there a success. He has also been state treasurer of 
the Congregational churches. 

In New York he was a member of the Cherry 
Diamond Athletic Club while it was in existence. He 
is a member of the University Club of Salt Lake City, 
is a Knight Templar, a thirty-second Scottish Rite 
Mason and a Knight of Pythias. 

Robert Brown Stimson 

Business address — 1003 South Third Street, Terre Haute, Ind. 

Born June 23, 1844, in Noblesville, Ind., the son of William 
Nelson and Mary Wilson (Johnson) Stimson. 

He prepared at the Wabash College Preparatory School, Craw- 
fordsville, Ind., and was a member of the Class of '70 in 


Wabash until Junior year. He graduated from the Yale Theo- 
logical School with the Class of '73, and entered '74 Academic 
at the beginning of Senior year. 

He was married September 1, 1874, in Alamo, Ind., to Miss 
Edna Brown, daughter of Ira L. and Elizabeth J. Brown. They 
have had two children: 

Mary, Coates College for Women '97, born in Alamo, Ind., 
September 9, 1875. 

Lucy, born in Alamo, Ind., September 9, 1875, died in Terre 
Haute, Ind., April 5, 1903. 

Stimson writes: 

"In 1874, on leaving New Haven, I took charge of 
the Broadway Presbyterian Church in Logansport, 
Ind. Toward the end of the second year I resigned 
that charge and took up the study of law. I served 
two years as deputy prosecuting attorney of D. B. 
McConnell in Cass and Pulaski counties, Ind. (1876- 
1878). Was then appointed United States commis- 
sioner at Logansport, Ind., by Judge W. Q. Gresham, 
and held that position until June, 1880, when I removed 
to Terre Haute, where I have since lived. Just after 
election of that year, D. P. Baldwin, attorney general 
of Indiana, appointed me his assistant, with charge of 
the business of that office in the southwestern part of 
the state. Held this appointment two years, and then 
formed a partnership for the practice of the law in 
Terre Haute, with my brother, S. C. Stimson, which 
partnership still continues. In 1890 I was elected city 
attorney of Terre Haute, which office I held two years. 
Was judge pro tern, of the superior court of Vigo 
County, for the March term, 1898. Since that I have 
held no public office, but, in addition to my general 
practice, have been counsel for the Anti-Saloon League, 




the Terre Haute Civic League and other like organiza- 
tions. Have departed from Sumner's teachings on 
political economy, and stumped the county for Harrison 
in 1888. 

"I have not been in New Haven or met any of the 
Class since I graduated, except Baldwin. Aldis I 
caught sight of once in Chicago. Once I called at 
Joy's office in St. Louis, but did not find him in. Occa- 
sional circulars have reached me from the Class Secre- 
tary, one letter, a business notice from Robbins and 
one from Stapler. 

"I was perhaps the oldest man in the Class. On 
June 23, 1911, I began my sixty-seventh year. I have 
had one loss; my daughter Lucy, who died April 5, 
1903. Otherwise time has used me well." 


William Earl Dodge Stokes 

Formerly a Builder and Contractor in New York City 

Address — The Ansonia, Broadway and Seventy- third Street, New 

York City 

Born May 23, 1853, in New York City, the son of James 
Stokes, born January 31, 1804-, died August 1, 1881, and Caroline 
(Phelps) Stokes, born November 30, 1812, died March 9, 1881. 

He prepared at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. 

He was married January 5, 1895, in New York City, to Miss 
Rita Hernandez de Alva Acosta, from whom he has since been 
divorced. They had one child: 

William Earl Dodge Stokes, 2d, born in New York, January 
3, 1896. 

He was married a second time February 11, 1911, in Jersey 
City Heights, to Miss Helen Elwood, daughter of John B. 
Elwood of Denver. 

After graduation Stokes became engaged in mer- 
cantile pursuits in New York City, as builder and 
contractor. He writes: 

"I have been building houses for a living, but now 
since I have gotten old and decrepit, I have been 
elected president of the Kensico-Kensington Ceme- 
teries, the largest cemeteries outside of New York, and 
I am building comfortable homes for the dead. I am 
president of one or two other companies, but what is 
there in it when you come to die?" 

He is much interested in the advancement of farming. 
He considers that the knowledge of the principles of 
heredity, of the breeding of horses and domestic animals 
will add to the mental and physical improvement of 
mankind. He says that he considers animal breeding 
quite as important as the careful breeding of the 
human race. 




He is treasurer of the Onward Construction Com- 
pany, president of the Kensico- Kensington Cemetery, 
president of the Chesapeake Western Railway, presi- 
dent of the Hef Chemical Company, president and 
proprietor of the Patchen Wilkes Stock Farm. He is 
a member of the Union League, Manhattan, St. 
Nicholas, Lawyers' and Yacht clubs of New York 
City, the Down Town Association, and the Seawan- 
haka, Westchester, Meadowbrook, Chicago, New 
England and other clubs. He is associated with the 
Cuban Junta and is a member of the executive committee 
of the Cuban League of the United States of America. 
He has been appointed by the Imperial Russian 
Government official correspondent for horse, with the 
rank by courtesy and uniform. He is a member of 


the Morgan Horse Club, and is on the executive 
committee of the trotting Horse Breeders' Club. 
He has written many articles on breeding. 

Ambrose Everett Stone 

Head Master of the Stone Tutoring School 

Business address — 316 West Fifty-sixth Street, New York City 

Permanent address — Goshen, Mass. 

Born October 17, 1850, in Goshen, Mass., the son of Amos H. 
and Sophia (Parsons) Stone. 

He prepared at the South Berkshire Institute, New Marlboro, 

He was married August 25, 1879, in New York City, to Miss 
Kate Olive Catterlin, Synodical College, Fulton, Mo., '73, 
daughter of Solomon Catterlin of Cincinnati, Ohio, a retired 
steamship captain. They have had one child: born February 10, 
1881, and died at birth. 

Stone writes: 

"I came to New York in the summer of 1874 and 
at once began teaching. My first position was that of 
principal of the Boys' School of the New York Orphan 
Asylum, at Seventy-fourth Street and Broadway. 
From 1875 to 1876 I taught in the German American 
Institute at 1509 Broadway. In 1876 I was for a time 
principal of the South Berkshire Institute, in New 
Marlboro, Mass. From 1877 to 1879 I taught Latin, 
Greek and mathematics, in the school of Mr. Marl- 
borough Churchill, 450 Madison Avenue, New York 
City. In the meantime I had been attending lectures 
at the Columbia College Law School and in 1878 
received the degree of LL.B. from that institution, and 
was admitted to the New York Bar. From 1879 to 




1881 I practiced law in association with Mr. William 
Ives Washburn, with offices at 111 Broadway. In 
1881 I resumed teaching, first as a tutor, later as Head 
Master of a preparatory school for boys. From 1890 
to 1898 I was located at 561 Fifth Avenue. During 
the past twelve years I have conducted a boarding 
and day school for boys at 316 West Fifty-sixth 
Street. My classes have been small but my patrons are 
mostly wealthy people, who paid me well for my 
instruction. Among pupils prepared for college under 
my tuition were sons of well-known men. I have 
prepared boys for most of the Eastern colleges, but 
mainly for Yale, Columbia and Harvard. Since 1900 
I have spent a part of every year at the family home- 
stead in Goshen, Mass., where each summer I have 
tutored a few boys and combined in a way veiy agree- 



able to me, the life agricultural and the life pedagog- 
ical. I have been for some years past a member of 
the Broadway Tabernacle Church, whose pastor, Dr. 

Charles E. Jefferson, 
Yale Hon. '03, is not un- 
known at Yale. In later 
years I have taken a 
deeper interest in the 
work of that church and 
recently I was chosen one 
of its deacons. 

"On the whole my life 
since 1874 has been the 
life of a student, happy 
in its domestic relations, 
fairly prosperous, fairly 
successful, uneventful, 
without any great excite- 
ment or great honors." 


George Woodward Stone 


Residence — Hosea and Oxford Terrace, Cincinnati, Ohio 

Business address — 122 West Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 

Born January 17, 1852, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Richard 
H. and Sarah W. Stone. 

He prepared at the Chickering Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
He is unmarried. 

After graduation Stone studied law at the Cincinnati 
Law School and was admitted to the bar in April, 
1876. He is now practicing law in Cincinnati. 



*Edward Emerson Swallow 

Died 1887 

Born July 20, 1852, in Wilmington, Mass., the son of Rev. 
Joseph Emerson Swallow, Dartmouth '43, and Maria Elizabeth 
(Gibson) Swallow. 

He entered college from the Norwich Free Academy, maintained 
a high rank throughout his course, and graduated with oration 
honors, among the first fourteen of the Class. 

He was married October 15, 1881, to Miss Mary Louise Sewall, 
of Waltham. 

On graduation Swallow began a course of study in 
the Yale Divinity School, but was induced three months 
later to take charge of the High School in Pottsville, 
Pa. He continued to 
teach in Pottsville until 
1878, and was then simi- 
larly employed for a few 
months in Garden City, 
L. I. He then began 
medical studies at the 
Jefferson Medical Col- 
lege in Philadelphia, 
where he graduated in 
1880. In January, 1881, 
he began the practice of 
medicine in Waltham, 
Mass. He afterward 
spent three years, 1884 to 
1887, in study in Vienna 
and Paris, and on his re- 
turn went to Wilming- 
ton, N. C, with the idea of settling there permanently. 
His health, which had been delicate, failed so rapidly 
that he died December 31, 1887, in Wilmington, N. C, 
in his thirty-sixth year. 



Charles Lasselle Swan 

Lawyer, retired 
Address — Santa Barbara, Calif. 

Born April 22, 1852, in Clinton, Mass., the son of Charles L. 
and Lucy (Waters) Swan. 

He prepared at the Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, 

He was married April 17, 1901, in Redlands, Calif., to Miss 
Kate W. Gardner, daughter of A. H. Gardner, an orange grower 
of Redlands, Calif. They have had no children. 

Swan writes: 

"Graduated from Yale Law School in 1877. I then 

practiced law in New 
Haven in association with 
James Gardner Clark, 
Yale '61, until 1890, and 
for shorter periods with 
James H. Webb, Yale 
Law School '77, and Ed- 
ward H. Rogers, Yale 
'75, and Yale Law School 

"In 1890 I removed to 
Redlands, Calif., and con- 
tinued law practice there 
until 1894. I then en- 
gaged in orange raising 
from 1890 to 1906. Since 


f Otium cum dig 

Recubans sub tegmine fagif 

much of the time being spent in Santa Barbara, Calif." 


Levi Sanderson Tenney 


Residence — 66 Plymouth Street, Montclair, N. J. 

Business address — 27 William Street, New York City 

Born January 19, 1853, in Orwell, Vt., the son of Levi S. and 
Maria (Mallett) Tenney. 

He prepared at Wilbraham, Mass., and at Amenia, N. Y. 

He was married June 15, 1887, in New Brighton, Staten Island, 
N. Y., to Miss Louise A. Todd, daughter of George W. Todd, a 
merchant of New York City. They have had seven children: 

D wight, born in New York City, May 20, 1889. 

Malcolm, born in New York City, March 26, 1891. 

Grace Amelia, born in Glen Ridge, N. J., September 3, 1892, 
died in Glen Ridge, N. J., May 15, 1901. 

Helen Louise, born in Glen Ridge, N. J., June 18, 1895. 

Levi Sanderson, born in Glen Ridge, N. J., June 15, 1897. 

George, born in Glen Ridge, N. J., February 8, 1899. 

Elizabeth Rundle, born in Glen Ridge, N. J., May 8, 1902. 

Tenney writes: 

"In July after graduation I took up my residence 
in New York City, and entered the law office of Man 
& Parsons at 56 Wall Street as a law student and later 
in the year I attended the Columbia Law School in 
connection with my office work. 

"After the first year I gave up the law school and 
became a clerk in Man & Parsons' office on a salary. 
In September, 1876, I was admitted to the bar as an 
attorney and counselor-at-law. I remained with that 
law firm until January 1, 1881, when I took an office 
alone. In November, 1883, I took a position as clerk 
with the law firm of Prichard, Smith & Dougherty of 
New York City, where I attended to my own practice 
and their real estate work. Mr. Prichard and Mr. 



Smith successively retired from business and I con- 
tinued on with Mr. Dougherty until 1902, when the law 
firm of Dougherty, Olcott & Tenney was formed, 
consisting of J. Hampden Dougherty, J. Van Vechten 
Olcott and myself. In 1908 this firm was dissolved and 
I have continued my offices with Mr. Dougherty down 
to the present time. 

"On account of my family, in 1892, I moved my 
residence to Glen Ridge, N. J., and resided there until 
1905, when I moved to my present residence, in Mont- 
clair, N. J., about fourteen miles from my office. 

"I have never held public office. I have been for 
many years a vestryman in the church in Glen Ridge 
and a delegate to the Diocesan Convention many times. 

"I joined the Association of the Bar of Xew York 
City in 1881. I am a member of the City Club, the 





Reform Club, the Alpha Delta Phi Club in New York 
City and the local clubs in Montclair. I have made 
one trip to Europe. My favorite exercise is bicycling." 

Alfred Beaumont Thacher 

Residence — 486 Scotland Road, South Orange, N. J. 
Business address — 62 Cedar Street, New York City 

Born March 22, 1854, in New Haven, Conn., the son of Thomas 
A. and Elizabeth (Day) Thacher. 

He prepared at the Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, 

He was married June 1, 1904, in Orange, N. J., to Miss 
Emma C, Erkenbrecher, daughter of Cornelius Erkenbrecher, a 
business man of Cincinnati. They have one child: 

Mary Day, born in Orange, N. J., December 16, 1906. 


Thacher writes: 

"After graduation I spent the first year in study, 
having received a fellowship in Yale College. From 
1875 to 1877 I was a private teacher in Oakland, Calif. 
After that I was a tutor in Yale until 1879. From 
that time to date I have been practicing law in 
New York City, and am now a partner in the firm of 
Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett." 

James Mulford Townsend 


Residence — 535 Park Avenue, New York City 

Business address — 165 Broadway, New York City 

Born August 26, 1852, in New Haven, Conn., the son of James 
M. and Maria (Clark) Townsend. 

He prepared at the Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, 

He was married November 15, 1882, in Lexington, Va., to 
Miss Harriet Bailey Campbell, daughter of John Lyle Campbell, 
formerly a professor in Washington and Lee University, of 
Lexington, Va. They have six children: 

Harriet Campbell (Townsend) Bottomley, born in New York 
City, October 3, 1884. 

James Mulford, Jr., Yale '08, born in Pelham Manor, N. Y., 
June 20, 1886. 

John Campbell, Yale '10, born in Pelham Manor, N. Y., 
January 30, 1888. 

Edward Howard, Yale '12, born in Pelham Manor, N. Y., 
February 8, 1890. 

Virginia Campbell, born in Pelham Manor, N. Y., April 27, 1892. 

Donald Campbell, born in Pelham Manor, N. Y., April 27, 1892. 

Townsend writes: 

"After graduation in 1874, I entered the Columbia 
Law School in New York City, and at the same time, 




the office of Chittenden & Hubbard of the same city. 
I received the degree of LL.B. from Columbia in 1876 
and was admitted to the New York Bar and at the 
same time became a partner in the above named firm, 
which soon afterward was changed to Chittenden, 
Townsend & Chittenden. This firm dissolved in 1888, 
and I practiced law alone until about eight or nine 
years ago, when I formed the firm of Townsend & 
Avery, now Townsend, Avery & Button. 

"My chief connection with Yale and Yale affairs is 
that in 1888 I was appointed lecturer in the Yale Law 
School and lectured there each year for several years. 
After that the course was much interrupted by various 
long absences on business. It has been further inter- 
rupted in the last seven or eight years by my duties 
as general counsel of the E. I. duPont de Nemours 


Powder Company, which I formed in 1903, known as 
the Powder Trust, which was attacked by the United 
States Government under the Sherman Act in 1907, 
since which time I have been continuously engaged in 
the trial of the case. I have, however, gone back to 
New Haven and lectured whenever it was possible. 

"I am a member of the University Club, Century 
Association and various other clubs and associations, 
here and elsewhere; also have been for a number of 
years a trustee of the New York Law School." 

Burt Van Horn 

Capitalist and Fruit Grower 

Address — The Dakota, 1 West Seventy-second Street, New York 
City, and Niagara Falls, N. Y. 

Born in Newfane, in Niagara County, N. Y., the son of Burt 
and Charlotte T. (Goodell) Van Horn. 

He prepared in Lockport, N. Y. 

He was married December 22, 1881, in New York City, to 
Miss Helen Singer Hyde, daughter of B. B. Hyde (died in 1875), 
formerly a merchant of New York City. They have had one child: 

Burt Van Horn, 3d, born in Newfane, N. Y., September 21, 
1882, died in Brooklyn, N. Y., January 28, 1895. 

Van Horn writes: 

"After graduating from college, I was engaged in 
farming in Niagara County, N. Y., for one year. I 
then entered Columbia College Law School and gradu- 
ated in 1878. While in the law school I was a clerk in 
the New York Customs House. After graduation 
from the law school I was engaged in loaning money 
for life insurance companies in western New York, in 
connection Math my father. In 1880 I bought the farm 




of three hundred and fifty acres (Niagara County, 
N. Y.), which my grandfather took up from the state 
over a hundred and ten years ago, and which my father 
had owned. This I managed until April 1, 1910, when 
I sold it. During this time I engaged in the electric 
railway business in western New York, and was 
general manager of the Buffalo and Niagara Falls 
Electric Railway, and subsequently of the International 
Traction Company, which owned the whole system in 
Buffalo and in Niagara and Erie counties. I resigned 
from this position in 1901 and since have been engaged 
in fruit raising in Niagara County, N. Y., and in the 
Hood River Valley, in Oregon, and in managing the 
Cold Storage and Ice Manufacturing Plant in Niagara 



"I have taken the Mediterranean trip and spent 
two summers in Europe; besides have traveled gener- 
ally over the United States and Canada, and have been 
to Alaska and the West Indies. 

"I am a member of the University and Transporta- 
tion clubs of Buffalo, N. Y., and of the University 
and Transportation clubs of New York City." 

Russell Walden 

Residence — 40 Cambridge Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Business address — 80 Broadway, New York City 

Born December 8, 1851, in 
Brooklyn, N. Y., the son of 
Daniel T. and Caroline A. 

He prepared at the Brooklyn 
Collegiate and Polytechnic 

He was married December 
21, 1882, in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
to Miss Katherine Bartling 
(died on August 25, 1908), 
daughter of Charles C. Bart- 
ling. They had no children. 

He was married a second 
time, June 5, 1911, at Beach 
Bluff, Mass., to Mrs. Harriett 
Louise Waldenburg, daughter 
of Horace Dickinson Moody, 
of Canton, N. Y. 

Walden writes: 

"I have resided in Brooklyn during the entire period 
since 1874. After graduation from the Columbia 



Law School in 1876, I was a student in the office of 
William P. Dixon, Yale '68, for a year or so, and 
later, a clerk therein; in 1882, I was connected with 
the firm of Miller, Peckham & Dixon, and became a 
partner in said firm on January 1, 1896, and continued 
as such, until the dissolution of that firm on July 1, 
1900. Then I became a partner in the firm of Peck- 
ham, Miller & King, and continued as a partner in the 
latter firm until its dissolution on July 1, 1906, since 
which date I have been with the successor firm of Miller, 
King, Lane & Trafford. 

"Am a member of the Yale Club and the Crescent 
Athletic Club of Brooklyn. Have seen more or less 
of most of our classmates living in and around New 
York City." 

Charles Rumford Walker 

Address— 18 Park Street, Concord, N. H. 

Born February 13, 1852, in Concord, N. H., the son of Joseph 
B. and Elizabeth Lord (Upham) Walker. 

He prepared at Phillips Academy, Exeter, N. H. 

He was married on January 18, 1888, in Boston, Mass., to Miss 
Frances Sheafe, daughter of William Sheafe of Boston, Mass. 
They have had three children, all born in Concord, N. H.: 

Sheafe, Yale '14, born November 16, 1888. 

Joseph Burbeen, born June 21, 1891, died in Concord, N. H., 
August 4, 1892. 

Charles Rumford, Jr., born July 31, 1893. 

Walker writes: 

"I began the study of medicine at the Harvard 
Medical School in the fall of 1874, and received the 
degree of M.D. in June, 1878. From July 1, 1877, 



to January 1, 1878, I was medical externe at the 
Boston City Hospital and for two years, ending 
January 1, 1879, was a surgical house officer. The 
following two years, 1879 and 1880, I spent in medical 
study and travel in Europe. On leaving Boston I 
went to Dublin, Ireland, for a course in obstetrics at 
the Rotunda Hospital and later spent some time in 
London. The summer of 1879 was devoted to the 
study of German at Heidelberg and that fall and 
winter were spent in Vienna. The spring found me 
in Strassburg, and the fall back again in Vienna. 

"Early in 1881 I began the life of a general prac- 
titioner of medicine in Concord, N. H., my native 
town, where I have remained. For twenty-five years 
I have been on the surgical staff of our hospital and 



am now serving my eleventh year as physician at St. 
Paul's School. I have served both as assistant surgeon 
and surgeon of the New Hampshire National Guard, 
and am a member of the city board of health. In 1899 
I was elected president of the New Hampshire State 
Medical Society and held the office during the usual 
term. At present I am chairman of the board of 
councilors. I am a member of the American Medical 

"I am an inactive Republican, but served as alderman 
from 1892 to 1893 and the following year I represented 
my ward in the State Legislature and was on the 
public health committee and chairman of the state 
library committee. 

"I have little time for outside duties, but am a 
trustee of the New Hampshire Savings Bank, trustee 
of the Rolfe and Rumford Asylum, whose funds 
support and care for twenty girls, and trustee and 
treasurer of the Timothy and Abigail B. Walker 
Lecture Fund, which provides free lectures to our 

"I am a member of the Wonolancet and Snow Shoe 
clubs of Concord, and the University Club of Boston, 

His writings consist mainly of medical papers. 

Cornelius Royal Wallace 

Formerly an Instructor in the Public Schools of New York City 
Residence — Tuckahoe, N. Y. 

Born October 27, 1845, in Boston, Mass., the son of Alfred 
and Harriet (Newell) Wallace. 

He prepared at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. 



He was married March 6, 1885, in Greenwich, Conn., to Miss 
Anna Schlumberger, of Stuttgart, Germany, daughter of Johann 
G. Schlumberger, Ph.D., professor at Freiburg, and of Schell 
Schlumberger. They have no children. 

Upon leaving college Wallace entered the Union 
Theological Seminary in New York City, in which he 
remained for one year and preached part of two years 
in New Hampshire and Indiana. Late in the fall of 
1875 he went to Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, as a 
private tutor and returned to New York in the fall of 
1876, where he entered into a similar engagement. 
From 1877 to 1905 he was a teacher in the public 
schools of New York City. Since the latter date he 
has retired from active business. 





William Xelson Washburn 

Manufacturer of chairs, Washburn & Heywood Chair Company 

Residence — Greenfield, Mass. 

Business address — Erving, Mass. 

Permanent address — 3 Franklin Street, Greenfield, Mass. 

Born July 30, 1851, in Orange, Mass., the son of William B. 
and Hannah (Sweetser) Washburn. 

He prepared at Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass. 

He was married July 21, 1880, in Chicago, 111., to Miss Jennie 
Eldridge Daniels, daughter of William Yocum Daniels, of Chicago, 
111. They have had two children: 

One died at birth. 

Leila A. Kinson, born in Greenfield, Mass., April 28, 188k 

Washburn writes: 

"Have always lived in Greenfield, Mass., and since 
graduation have been connected in one and another 



capacity with the Washburn & Heywood Chair Com- 
pany at Erving, Mass. I have been president of the 
Greenfield Club and also president of the Greenfield 
Gas Company. 

"At present I am director of the First National 
Bank of Greenfield, Mass.; trustee of the Franklin 
Savings Institution; president of the Greenfield 
Library Association; treasurer of the Country Club 
of Greenfield and treasurer of the Washburn & 
Heywood Chair Company. That's all." 

Cameron Davenport Waterman 

Farmer and Real Estate 
Address — 125 Lafayette Avenue, Detroit, Mich. 

Born August 9, 1852, in Bath, N. Y., the son of Joshua W. 
and Eliza (Davenport) Waterman. 




He prepared at the Detroit (Mich.) High School. 

He was married February 12, 1878, in Detroit, Mich., to Miss 
Elizabeth H. Beach, daughter of Eben C. Beach, with the Rathbone 
Stove Company of Albany, N. Y. They have had two children: 

Cameron Beach, Yale '01, born December 20, 1878. 

Ira Davenport, Yale '07, born June 18, 1883. 

Waterman is a farmer, having purchased a farm on 
a large island in the Detroit River, near Lake Erie. 
In a former Class book he writes: 

"My profession is farming, and I hope to continue 
in the same all the days of my life." 

He is a member of the University Club of New York 
City, Detroit Club, Athletic Club, Country Club, 
Comedy Club, and the 
Harmonie Society, all of 
Detroit, Mich. 

*Harvey Weed 

Died 1892 

Born August 12, 1852, in 
Newburgh, N. Y., the son of 
Francis P. and Harriet L. 

He prepared for college at 
Phillips Academy, Andover, 

He was unmarried. 


After graduation Weed studied law at the Albany 
Law School and received the degree of LL.B. from 
Union College in 1876. He practiced his profession 



successfully in Newburgh and New York City and was 
at one time a candidate for the district attorneyship of 
his county. 

He died in 1892. 

Henry deForest Weekes 


Residence — Oyster Bay, Nassau County, N. Y. 

Business address — 111 Fifth Avenue, New York City 

Born February 8, 1852, in New York City, the son of John A. 
Weekes and of Alice D. Weekes. 

He prepared at the Round Hill School, Northampton, Mass. 
He is unmarried. 



Weekes writes: 

"Became a member of the bar of the State of New 
York, in May, 1876, and remained in the active prac- 
tice of my profession until February, 1897, when I 
retired from active practice. 

"Since then I have spent much time in visiting such 
places in the world as promised to give me the most 
interest and pleasure and my favorite recreation has 
been the one which promised the same result." 

Ralph Wells 

Ranching and Stock-raising 
Address — Craig, Mont. 

Born November 27, 1853, in New York City, the son of Ralph 
and Sarah Wells. 

He prepared at M. H. Lyon's Collegiate Institute, New York 

He was married December 22, 1890, in Truro, Nova Scotia, to 
Miss Bessie L. Miller (died February 13, 1908), daughter of 
Edward Miller, a farmer of Truro. They had two children, both 
born in Helena, Mont.: 

Sarah A., Montana State College at Bozeman, born September 
16, 1894. 

Ralph, Jr., born October 8, 1902. 

Wells writes: 

"After graduation I held a position with James 
Boyd & Company, stock brokers in Wall Street, New 
York City, for over a year and then getting the 
western fever, in 1876, I started for Fort Benton, 
Mont. I met Dewey Holbrook, '74, at Fort Benton, 
and we embarked in the sheep business, which I 
followed up with varying success for nearly twenty-five 
years, adding cattle and horses to my sheep interests. 



The range becoming crowded, I sold my sheep and 
now confine myself to cattle almost entirely. My 
beef steers, thirty-five head, averaging 1,485 pounds 
each, brought the highest price, seven dollars and sixty 
cents per hundred pounds, live weight, last October in 
Chicago, ever paid for range cattle, in any market. 

"I have resided in this neighborhood since 1876, 
spending several winters in Helena and New York 
City and six months in Nova Scotia. Have been 
justice of the peace for many years, which office I now 
hold. Was deputy assessor for one year and school 
trustee for a long time. I took the United States 
census in my county in 1900 and in 1910. 

"I believe in the old saying, a rolling stone gathers 
no moss, and I am liable to spend the rest of my days 



in Montana. Every fall I plan to take a few weeks 
off for a good time hunting and fishing in the grand 
old Rockies. 

"Am a member of the 
Yale Montana Alumni 
Association. Hope to 
meet the old boys some 
day at their Alumni din- 
ner in New Haven. If 
any of you ever come to 
Montana would be glad 
to have you hunt me up. 

Tom Adams, '74, once 
spent the day with me 
and I frequently saw 
Dewey Holbrook in 
Great Falls, Mont. 
There are. not many Yale 
men in Montana, but two 
years ago we held up 


President Taft at our 

Helena State Fair and gave him a rousing reception." 
His writings consist of several articles for Forest 
and Stream descriptive of life in the far west and some 
hunting stories published mostly from 1890 to 1892. 

*John Bo wen Whiting 

Died 1895 

Born October 31, 1852, in Geneva, N. Y., the son of John N. 
and Sarah L. J. (Sutherland) Whiting. 

He prepared for college in Orange, N. J., under the tutorship 
of Reverend F. A. Adams. 



He was married October 12, 1875, to Miss Clarissa M. Lyman, 
daughter of Frederic Lyman of Orange, N. J. They had no 

After graduation Whit- 
ing spent the first year in 
the Columbia Law School 
and the subsequent six- 
teen months in study in 
Berlin and Jena. He 
then completed his course 
at Columbia and received 
the degree of LL.B. in 
1877. From that date 
he practiced law continu- 
ously in New York City, 
at first with his father 
and after the latter's 
death with William Par- 
kin, Yale '74, and with 
Hanson C. Gibson. 
He died suddenly, at his residence in New York City, 
on February 7, 1895, after ten days' confinement from 
a heavy cold, which had developed into the grippe. 


Arthur Dexter Whittemore 

Residence — 10 Howard Avenue, Utica, N. Y. 

Born August 11, 1852, in Fitzwilliam, N. H., the son of Thomas 
W. and Atossa (Frost) Whittemore. 

He prepared at Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., and 
was connected with the College of the City of New York for 
about six months. 

He was married December 14, 1876, in Utica, N. Y., to Miss 
Margaret E. Owen, Utica Academy '74, daughter of James P. 


Owen, a merchant of Utica, N. Y. They have had three 
children : 

Owen, born October 30, 1877, died December 26, 1881. 

Atossa Frost, born January 24, 1882. 

Margaret, born May 30, 1883. 

After graduation and until 1881, Whittemore 
resided at 9 East Fifty-third Street, New York City. 
While in New York he was in business with his father 
and uncle, Whittemore Brothers, Broadway, which firm 
was in the mirror business. In 1881 he removed to 
Utica and later became a member of the firm, Tucker, 
Calder & Company, wholesale clothiers. Shortly after 
this, his health failed, and he has been able to do very 
little business since. 

Thomas Parmelee Wickes 


Business address — 68 Post Street, San Francisco, Calif. 

Permanent mail address — Care of Hugo D. Newhouse, Kohl 
Building, San Francisco, Calif. 

Born April 17, 1853, in Albany, N. Y., the son of Eliphalet 
and Ellen (Parmelee) Wickes. 

He was prepared for college at Phillips Academy, Andover, 

He was married December 19, 1878, in New York City, to 
Miss Harriette Douw Alley, who died May 26, 1899. She was 
a daughter of George Bolton Alley of New York City. They 
had two children, both born in New York City: 

Henry Parmelee, Yale '00, born December 7, 1879. 

Marie Louise, born December 18, 1882. 

He was married a second time May 30, 1901, in Lansingburgh, 
N. Y., to Miss Frances Bliss Gillespy, daughter of John H. 
Gillespy, of Berkeley, Calif. They have one son: 

Eliphalet, born in New York City, May 25, 1905. 



Wickes writes as follows of his life since 1874: 
"I entered Columbia Law School in the fall of 1874 
and was admitted to the bar of the State of New York 
in May, 1876, receiving the degree of LL.B. in the 
same year. In the fall of that year I was appointed 
by the late William C. Whitney, Yale '63, who was 
then the counsel to the corporation of the city of New 
York, to be a law clerk in his office ; and I continued to 
be a member of the force of the municipal law depart- 
ment, rising by successive promotions until I was the 
second assistant in the office, until the fall of 1889, 
when I resigned, leaving Januarj r 1, 1890. 

"I then engaged in private practice, being at first 
largely occupied in various law suits on behalf of the 
city of New York in which I was retained upon 



retiring from the law department; and afterwards, on 
July 1, 1892, I formed a partnership with Edward S. 
Hatch of New York, under the firm name of Hatch & 
Wickes. We practiced law together until the spring 
of 1902, when the firm was dissolved and I resumed 
private practice, which I continued until 1906. 

"In July, 1906, I left New York, and, largely at 
the suggestion of our classmate, Brady, moved to 
Juneau, the capital of Alaska. Brady gave me many 
letters of introduction to prominent citizens and 
officials, and upon being admitted to the bar of the 
District of Alaska, I enjoyed a good practice. But 
the climate was very trying, and in March of the 
following year we all came to Seattle, and a little later 
to San Francisco, where, in June, 1907, I was admitted 
to the bar of California, where I have practiced law 
ever since. 

"I have always had a desire to return to Alaska, 
and I am now considering plans to go up there with 
some clients and friends, who are interested in very 
rich gold, copper and coal claims in Southwestern 

"Since leaving New York I have not seen any of 
our classmates except Beaver. I have met him on 
several occasions and have been most agreeably and 
hospitably entertained by him at his home in Campbell, 
Santa Clara County, Calif. 

"My writings have consisted almost entirely of legal 
briefs, which are on file in various state and federal 
courts, in cases with which I have been connected as 
attorney or counsel. 

"I am still very much interested in music, which is 
my favorite recreation and occupation outside of my 


profession, although I have not recently been able to 
devote any considerable time to singing. After leaving 
college I became a member of the solo quartet at 
Trinity Church in New York City, where I sang until 
May, 1875. Then I sang in the solo quartet of St. 
Thomas' Church in New York for two years. I found, 
however, that my choir engagements interfered so 
with my law work that I had to give up regular 
singing; and since 1877 I have sung in public on 
occasion only." 

Ansley Wilcox 


Residence — 641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Business address — 684 Ellicott Square, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Born January 27, 1856, in Augusta, Ga., son of Daniel Hand 
and Frances Louisa (Ansley) Wilcox. His first American 
ancestor was John Willcocks, a native of England, who was one 
of the original settlers of Hartford, Conn., in 1636. 

He prepared at the Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, 

He was married January 17, 1878, to Miss Cornelia Rumsey of 
Buffalo, N. Y. (died in Buffalo, December 22, 1880), a daughter 
of Dexter Phelps Rumsey and Mary Coburn Rumsey. They had 
one daughter: 

Cornelia Rumsey, born in Buffalo, in November, 1880, now Mrs. 
Henry Adsit Bull. 

He was married a second time on November 20, 1883, in 
Buffalo, N. Y., to Miss Grace Rumsey (sister of the first Mrs. 
Wilcox). They have one daughter: 

Frances, born in Buffalo, in November, 1884, now Mrs. Thomas 
Fowke Cooke. 

After graduation Wilcox traveled for a year, and 
then studied for a year at Oxford, England. In 1876 




he settled in Buffalo, N. Y., where he has since lived. 
He was admitted to the bar in 1878. 

He was connected with the firms of Crowley, Movius 
& Wilcox, 1882-1883; Allen, Movius & Wilcox, 1883- 
1892; and Movius & Wilcox, 1892-1893. From 1894 
to 1903 he was head of the firm of Wilcox & Miner, 
and since the latter date, of Wilcox & Bull. As 
counsel he assisted in the entrance of the West Shore 
railroad into Buffalo in 1882. He was counsel for the 
commission appointed by Governor Cleveland to 
acquire the land for the New York State Reservation 
at Niagara Falls, 1883-1885. In the case of Rogers 
versus the City of Buffalo, he succeeded in establishing 
the constitutionality of the Civil Service Law of the 
state. In 1891, he carried to the United States 


supreme court the Briggs-Spaulding contest, involving 
the liability of the directors of national banks for 
neglecting attention to their official duties, and he has 
been engaged in many other important cases. 

He was the head of the movement for jury reform 
which led to the adoption of the New York Jury Law 
of 1895. In 1899 he was a member of the board of 
managers of the State Reformatory at Elmira. He 
was one of the first and most active members of the 
Buffalo Charity Organization Society, founded in 
1877, the pioneer society of the United States in this 
field, and is now its president. He held the chair of 
medical jurisprudence at the University of Buffalo for 
twenty-one j r ears; and has been for years a trustee of 
the Buffalo General Hospital. For thirty years he 
has been connected with the Buffalo Civil Service 
Reform Association, serving as its president since 1900; 
and is an officer of the National Civil Service Reform 

He has always taken an interest and an active part 
in matters affecting city government in Buffalo, and 
municipal reform movements in general. He has been 
engaged in all movements for ballot reform and 
electoral reform, and is at present an officer of the 
State Ballot Reform Association, and chairman of the 
Executive Committee of the local Election Laws 
Enforcement Association. 

For many years he has been a member of the 
American Bar Association and has served on several 
of its committees, including that on copyright law, 
which took a leading part in the recent revision of the 
national law on this subject. He is now vice-president 
of the Association for New York. For years he has 




been active in the New York State Bar Association, 
and has served on many of its committees, including 
its executive committee. His favorite recreations are 
horseback riding and golf. 

He has long been a personal friend of ex-President 
Roosevelt, and it was at his house while his guest, that 
the latter took the oath of office after President 
McKinley's death in September, 1901. 

*Roderic Williams 

Died 1911 

Born August 13, 1852, in Minersville, Pa., the son of Roderick 
R. and Mary Ann Williams. 

He prepared at the Woodward High School, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
He was unmarried. 


In 1911 Williams wrote: 

"From 1874 to 1876 I conducted a private school in 
Helena, Ark. From 1876 to 1882 was interested in 
mercantile pursuits in Cincinnati. Up to the year 
1893 I was connected with the state agency of the 
Travelers Insurance Company in the capacity of 
corresponding clerk and adjuster of claims. From 
that date to the present time I have been a solicitor of 
life insurance and a promoter of real estate. 

"Since 1882 I have been a resident of Denver. The 
classmates whom I have seen most frequently are 
Henry Bristol, Henry Bobbins, in Chicago, and while 
in the East on a trip in 1906 I saw John Brady, 
Wallace Harrison and Chauncey Starkweather. While 
in New Haven I met our late Secretary, George 
Dickerman, George Gunn and Edward Morris. Dur- 
ing his brief residence here I frequently saw the late 
Frank Olmsted." 

Williams died Xovember 3, 1911, in Denver, Colo. 

k *Jared Willson 

Died 1889 

Born January 19, 1850, in Canandaigua, N. Y., the son of 
Jared and Mary A. Willson. 

He prepared for college at the Hartford (Conn.) Public High 

He was married May 4>, 1881, in Brooklyn, N. Y., to Miss 
Mary Russell. They had two children: 

Rosalie Stone, born in Brooklyn, N. Y., June 19, 1882. 

Ernest Russell, Yale '06 S., born in San Antonio, Texas, 
January 21, 1885. 



Upon graduation Willson began the study of medi- 
cine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New 
York City, from which institution he received the 
degree of M.D. in 1877. 
He had already been ap- 
pointed assistant surgeon 
on the staff of the Kings 
County Hospital, at Flat- 
bush, L. I., and for more 
than a year occupied this 
position. On leaving the 
hospital he began the gen- 
eral practice of medicine 
in Brooklyn, N. Y., de- 
voting himself at a later 
date to his specialty — the 
treatment of the ear and 
eye. In the autumn of 
1883 declining health 
compelled him to leave 
Brooklyn, and in the 

hope that a change of scene and climate might benefit 
him he settled in San Antonio, Texas, and there con- 
tinued his medical practice. The hopes of improvement 
proved delusive, and after two years and a half he 
returned to the North, making his home in Meriden, 
Conn. In June, 1887, his health had failed to such an 
extent that he was obliged to relinquish entirely the 
practice of his profession. He died in Middletown, 
Conn., February 11, 1889, at the age of thirty-nine. 



Frank Spencer Witherbee 

Connected with the Corporation of Witherbee, Sherman & Company 

Residence — Port Henry, N. Y., and 4 Fifth Avenue, New York 


Business address — 2 Rector Street, New York City 

Born May 12, 1852, in Port Henry, N. Y., the son of Jonathan 
G. and Charlotte (Spencer) Witherbee. 

He prepared at the Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, 

He was married April 25, 1883, in New York City, to Miss 
Mary Rhinelander Stewart, daughter of Lispenard Stewart of 
New York City. They have had three children: 

A daughter, who died at birth in 1884. 

Lispenard Stewart, Yale '07, born in New York City, June 1, 
1886, died in New York City, February 8, 1907. 

Evelyn Spencer, born in Port Henry, N. Y., July 8, 1889. 

Witherbee writes: 

"On the death of my father in 1875, I succeeded him 
in the copartnership of Witherbee, Sherman & Com- 
pany, whose business was the mining of iron ore and 
the manufacture of pig iron in the vicinity of Port 
Henry. The business of this company was started in 
1849 by nry uncle, Silas H. Witherbee, and by my 
father, Jonathan G. Witherbee, and these two interests 
have remained intact, some of the third generation now 
being active in its management. In 1900 the copart- 
nership was incorporated under the same title and I 
was elected its first president. Our business has grown 
from a production of a few thousand tons annually up 
to an estimated production for this year of about one 
million tons, and the total output of our mines to date^ 
if loaded on cars, would make a freight train extending 
from New York to about Denver, Colo. 




"We are the largest producers of separated iron ore 
in the world. Our separating process consists of crush- 
ing the crude ore down to its particles or grains of iron 
and gangue. The reduced material is conveyed by a 
belt underneath a series of magnets, by which the 
particles of iron are lifted by attraction to another belt 
and conveyed to a bin or cars, while the gangue 
unattracted by the magnets is belted to the dump pile; 
so that only the pure ore, or so to speak, the cream, is 
shipped away. Fortunately for us only magnetic iron 
ores like ours can thus be treated, so our ores are 
sought after for mixture with other ores. 

"Since graduation, so far as I can remember, I have 
been identified in the past with the following companies : 
as vice-president of the Cedar Point Iron Company ; 


Port Henry Furnace Company; First National Bank 
of Port Henry ; Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Com- 
pany; as director of the Port Henry Towing Com- 
pany; Port Henry Ferry Company; Port Henry 
Gas Light Company; Addison County Railroad; and 
president of the Troy Steel Company. I am now 
identified with the following companies: as presi- 
dent of Witherbee, Sherman & Company; and as 
president of the Lake Champlain & Moriah Railroad 
Company; as director in the following companies: 
Cheever Iron Ore Company; Citizen's National 
Bank, Port Henry, N. Y. ; Central Hudson Steamboat 
Company; Equitable Life Assurance Society; Fulton 
Trust Company of New York; Cubitas Iron Ore 
Company of Cuba, the Chatham and Phenix National 
Bank of New York City. 

"For many years I took an active interest in politics, 
having served on the Republican National Committee 
representing the State of New York and I was several 
times elected a member of the Republican State Com- 
mittee. I have frequently attended the National and 
State conventions of my party and have known, during 
the past thirty years, nearly all of the very prominent 
men of that period. I have frequently been solicited 
to take office, but I have always felt I could not spare 
the time from my business interests and have also felt 
I could have more influence if I was not seeking any 
personal advancement. Have had considerable to do 
with the different tariff bills, frequently going 'to 
Washington to appear before different Congressional 
Committees, and with State legislation. I have 
taken a great deal of interest in the different primary 
laws and took quite an active part in the creation 


of the State Adirondack Park. I served on a com- 
mittee appointed by Governor Roosevelt to formulate 
our present barge canal system now under construc- 
tion and was sent abroad to report on the canal 
systems of Europe. I was appointed by Governor 
Hughes, a member of the first Champlain Tercentenary 
Celebration Commission. 

"I have been a member of the State Committee of 
the Y. M. C. A., a manager of the House of Refuge, 
a reformatory for boys, a manager of the Orthopedic 
Hospital, and I am deeply interested in the work of 
the Witherbee Memorial Association, an organization 
of the Witherbee family conducting a workingmen's 
club house at our mines. In the building we maintain 
a hospital, reading room, billiard tables, baths, and my 
wife runs a cooking school for the girls. There is also 
a large hall for meetings and entertainments and 
twice a month a free concert and dance is given by a 
band composed of our own employees. 

"I am a member of the National Historical 
Association, National Geographic Society, Academy 
of Political and Social Science, American Institute of 
Mining Engineers, the Lake Superior Institute of 
Mining Engineers, and some other technical societies. 

"I am also a member of the Sons of the Revolution 
and of the following social clubs of New York: 
the Union, Metropolitan, University, Republican, 
Strollers, and the Tuxedo, and of the Travelers' Club 
of Paris. 

"Have visited nearly every State in the Union and 
have also been as far West as British Columbia and 
have been to Nassau and Cuba. I have rarely been 
anywhere in the country without coming across a Yale 


man and I have had many pleasant reunions with '74 
men. I have made frequent trips to Europe, includ- 
ing visits to Algeria, Egypt, the Holy Land, Greece, 
and Turkey. In 1906, I visited some iron mines in 
Lapland, located within the Arctic Circle and over a 
thousand miles north of Stockholm. 

"My domestic life, considering the frequent tempests 
on the matrimonial sea, has been a very happy one. 
The only cloud which has crossed my path has been 
the death of my only son in 1907, the year he was to 
have graduated from Yale. He was then to have 
made a trip around the world and I was hoping on 
his return to have dropped on to his shoulders some of 
my business cares and responsibilities, and then to have 
taken life easier myself. Life since has never been the 
same to me and I little realized before how much I was 
living and planning for his future." 

John Seymour Wood 

Lawyer and Writer 

Residence — 131 East Nineteenth Street, New York City 

Business address — 20 Broad Street, New York City 

Born October 1, 1853, in Utica, N. Y., the son of George W. 
and Harriet (Clarke) Wood. 

He prepared at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., also 
Wyer's Academy, Westchester, Pa., and under Dr. Benjamin 
Dwight at Clinton, N. Y. 

He was married September 15, 1880, in Brattleboro, Vt., to 
Miss Mary Buell Harris, Farmington '74, daughter of Broughton 
D. Harris, a former railway builder, and resident of Brattleboro, 
Vt. They have no children. 




Wood writes: 

"My history has been uneventful, having resided in 
simple and harmless flats in New York City since 
1874, and practiced the law. I traveled in Europe in 
1888, and since then have written several books and 
short stories. I practiced law in copartnership with 
dear old, overworked Stapler, '74, from 1878 to 1889 
or 1890, and alone, since. Received the degree of 
LL.B. at Columbia in 1876. 

"In politics I am independent. I voted for Cleve- 
land, for Roosevelt and for Taft, and hope to vote for 
Taft in 1912. 

"In regard to sports, I took up tennis from 1881 
to 1890, bicycling from 1890 to 1900, golf since 1897. 
I ran a small steam locomobile in 1900, and have had 


some kind of auto every year since. My wife and I 
enjoy auto tours in the summer. I play golf a great 
deal; I won the 'Harris prize' cup in 1909, at Class 
reunion, second best gross score. I might add that I 
have not yet seen the said 'Harris' cup, in esse! Hinc 
Mae lachrymae. 

"Am not connected with any corporation except my 
own increasing one. I was assistant counsel for the 
Elevated Road from 1890 to 1894. I was editor of 
the Bachelor of Arts Magazine from 1895 to 1898, a 
very pleasant experience. 

"I am a member of the University, Authors, Yale, 
Columbia, Manhattan Chess and Dyker Meadow Golf 
clubs, all of New York City, and the Apawamis Golf 
Club of Rye, N. Y. My philosophy of life is to try 
to be as little unhappy as possible though poor in this 
world's goods, and not setting the world on fire. I 
take in the simple pleasures of opera, concerts, theatres, 
books, golf, autoing and reading the Sunday papers, 
(which latter I admit is a bad habit). 

"My writing has always been a pleasure and not 
a source of income. Latterly Mrs. Wood has taken up 
the pen, having stories in Century, Colliers, Bookman, 
and other serial magazines and a recent book called 
'Just Boys.' We grow proud of old Yale's glories 
and victories, realizing that she now assuredly leads 
Harvard in all except mere numbers." 

He adds that at fifty-seven years of age, gout 
has begun to trouble him a little and to ward it 
off, under excellent advice of Dr. G. E. Munroe, he 
takes phosphate of soda in hot water every morning. 
That as he grows older he believes in eating little, and 
cutting out all alcohol except two or three times a 


day, and at dinner. That as long as he plays golf he 
feels well, and takes life easily. But when the golfing 
season stops he feels the loss of out-door exercise, and 
the world grows yellow and sere. He advises every 
member of '74 to start in and play golf. This applies 
even to Colonel Doonie Harris, and Owen Aldis. 

As a member of the Authors Club, Carnegie Hall, 
Wood invites stray members of '74 any Thursday 
night in the winter months to drop in and have 
supper with him. 


"Daughter of Venice"; "Gramercy Park," book, pub. Appleton, 
1894; "Yale Yarns," book, pub. Putnams, 1898; "College Days 
at Yale," book, pub. Outing Co.; "Coign of Vantage," book, 
pub. Dodd, Mead Co.; besides a number of stories in Scribner's, 
Century, Outing, etc. 

Edmund Zacher 


Residence — Branford, Conn. 

Business address — 219 Exchange Building, New Haven, Conn. 

Born December 12, 1853, in Hartford, Conn., the son of Louis 
and Mary Barbara Zacher. 

He prepared at the Hartford (Conn.) High School. 

He was married May 18, 1881, in Meriden, Conn., to Miss 
Julia Anna Meeker Griswold, daughter of Joel W. Griswold 
(deceased), formerly a merchant. They have had three children, 
all born in Branford, Conn.: 

Madolin Russ, Vassar '05, born February 2, 1884. 

Natalie Barbara, born April 23, 1887; married Norman Daggett 
Brainard, '06 S., August 24, 1907. 

Louis Bradstreet, Yale '10, born January 8, 1889. 



Zacher writes: 

"After graduation, I became principal of the High 
School in Branford, Conn., and remained there two 
years. Returned to New Haven in September, 1876, 
entering the Yale Law School and the law office of the 
Hon. Lynde Harrison. Soon after the fall term 
opened, I received an appointment as tutor and held 
the position for five years, instructing, in German, the 
classes of 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882. Was admitted 
to the bar in New Haven in December, 1877, and 
received the degree of LL.B. from Yale in June, 1878. 
I began the practice of the law in 1878 in New Haven, 
and have continued to practice there ever since. Was 
associated with Lynde Harrison at the beginning of 
my practice and not long afterwards formed a partner- 



ship with him under the firm name of Harrison & 
Zacher, that continued until Mr. Harrison's death on 
June 6, 1906. I then formed a partnership with W. H. 
Ely, Amherst '77, and his son, William Brewster Ely, 
Yale '04, on July 1, 1907, under the name of Ely, 
Zacher & Ely. This firm was dissolved by the death 
of Mr. W. H. Ely, May 26, 1909, and since that date 
the two surviving partners have continued the practice 
of the law under the firm name of Zacher & Ely. 

"After my marriage in May, 1881, I went to live 
in Branford, Conn., and have resided there continuously 
with the exception of the winter of 1881 to 1882, which 
I passed in New Haven. 

"Was executive secretary of the State of Connecticut 
from 1883 to 1885, appointed by and acting under 
Governor Thomas M. Waller. Was named as one of 
the incorporators of the James Blackstone Memorial 
Library Association of Branford, Conn., in the act of 
incorporation, approved March 23, 1893, and since 
that time I have been a member of the board of trustees 
and for a portion of the time have held the position 
of secretary of the board. Was appointed judge of 
the town court of Branford in 1897 and served three 

"Am a member of the Graduates and the Country 
clubs of New Haven." 


Edward Williamson Andrews 

Residence — 1206 University Street, Seattle, Wash. 

Born January 15, 1853, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of James 

He prepared at the Bliss Classical School, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

He was married January 25, 1893, in San Francisco, Calif., 
to Miss Sarah L. Orth, daughter of Joseph Orth, of Steubenville, 
Ohio. They have had two children: 

Edward Williamson, Jr. 

Mary DeHarte. 

Andrews writes: 

"Lived in Cincinnati until January, 1892, when I 
came to Seattle as president of the Seattle National 
Bank. Before coming to Seattle I was connected 
with the Lafayette National Bank of Cincinnati. I 
am also president of the First National Bank of 
Bremerton, Wash., and am a director of eight or ten 

"Prior to 1909 I was president of the University 
Club of Seattle for eight years." 

William Porter Beardsley 

Secretary of the Ohio Tool Company 
Address — 102 South Street, Auburn, N. Y. 

Born August 4, 1852, the son of Alonzo G. and Anna Porter 

He prepared at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and left 
college in December, 1870, the middle of Freshman year. 




He was married June 9, 1875, in Unionville, Conn., to Miss 
Mary W. Porter, a graduate of Miss Porter's School, Farmington, 
Conn., daughter of the Honorable Samuel Quincy Porter, a paper 
manufacturer of Unionville. They have two children: 

Alice Taylor, born in Auburn, N. Y., May 5, 1876. 

Glover, Yale '03, born in Auburn, N. Y., August 19, 1881. 

After leaving college Beardsley entered the employ 
of the Oswego Starch Factory in the manufacture of 
starch, and remained actively with this institution for 
thirty years, until it was absorbed by the Corn Products 
Refining Company about 1903. During the earlier 
years he was assistant secretary and treasurer, and 
later became secretary and treasurer, residing in 
Auburn, N. Y., where the stock of the company was 
largely owned and its financial affairs carried on until 
1901. The office was then transferred to Oswego, 


N. Y., where he moved with his family, residing there 
nearly three years and returning to Auburn in 1903. 
In 1874 he formed with others the firm of Beardsley, 
Wheeler & Company, to manufacture mowers and 
reapers, and took the active management of the busi- 
ness, which was successfully carried on for about ten 
years. Since 1893 he has also been connected with 
the Ohio Tool Company of Columbus, Ohio, and 
Auburn, N, Y., as director and secretary. 

In 1903 he was elected a governor and treasurer of 
the Owasco Country Club, and the following year chair- 
man of the house committee, which positions he still 
holds, and has been intensely interested in the develop- 
ment of the club and given a great deal of time to its 
management. He is a member of the City Club of 
Auburn, a social organization, and was a governor and 
its first treasurer. In 1907 he was elected a trustee 
of the Fort Hill Cemetery Association of Auburn, and 
its secretary and treasurer, and in the same year a 
vestryman of St. Peter's Church and clerk of the 

Samuel Shepard Dennis 

Banker and Railroad Director 

Residence — Miller Road, Morristown, N. J. 

Business address — 766 and 768 Broad Street, Newark, N. J. 

Permanent address — Care Howard Savings Institution, 
Newark, N. J. 

Born September 11, 1852, in Newark, N. J., the son of Alfred 
L. and Eliza Shepard Dennis. 

He prepared at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and left 
college in Sophomore year, because of impaired health. 


He was married April 15, 1884, in New York City, to Miss 
Eliza Thomas, daughter of Richard S. Thomas, a lawyer of 
Chicago, 111. They have three children: 

Helen Eliza, born in Morristown, N. J., June 27, 1885. 

James Shepard, 2d, born in Orange, N. J., October 26, 1887. 

Dorothy, born in Orange, N. J., September 8, 1891. 

Since leaving college Dennis has lived in Morristown, 
N. J.; Orange, N.J. ; Buxton, Derbyshire, England; 
Lakewood, N. J. ; and New York City. Immediately 
after leaving college he traveled extensively in Europe, 
visiting also Asia and Africa, and on his return to this 
country with restored health, he entered the hardware 
firm of Gifford & Beach, Park Place, New York City, 
who were at that time engaged in an extensive business. 
After a few successful years in this connection he 
retired, in order to give time and attention to aiding 
his father in the many details of important business 
operations, and was thus occupied for a period of about 
twelve years. 

Since his father's death much of his time has been 
given to the cares and responsibilities incidental to the 
management of the estate of the latter, who had large 
railroad interests. In the meantime other important 
interests of a personal character claimed his attention, 
and his services have been sought by large financial 
institutions and by railroad corporations, in all of 
which he has taken an active and responsible part. He 
was elected a director of the United Railroads of New 
Jersey and has been made a member of the executive 
committee of the board, and is now its vice-president. 
He is also on the board of directors of the Pittsburgh, 
Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway Company, of 
the Pennsylvania system, and of the Naugatuck Rail- 



road, identified with the New York, New Haven & 
Hartford system, and of the Chicago Junction 
Railways, and Union Stock Yards Company. 

Dennis has been for 
several years one of the 
managers and the first 
vice-president of the 
Howard Savings Insti- 
tution of Newark, N. J., 
and was recently elected 
to the presidency. He 
is at present the senior 
in service on the board 
of directors of the 
National Newark Bank- 
ing Company, founded 
in 1804, the oldest bank 
in the state, with which 
father and son have 
been connected for over 
forty years. He is also 
a director of the American Insurance Company of 
Newark, and the Morristown Trust Company of 
Morristown, N. J., where he lives, and one of the 
trustees of the Syrian Protestant College of Beirut, 
Syria, the most prominent and progressive educational 
institution of Western Asia. He is a member of the 
advisory board of the Newark Exchange for Women's 
Work, and the Female Charitable Society of Newark. 
He has a membership in the Washington Association 
at Morristown; the New Jersey Historical Society; 
the New York Chamber of Commerce; the Society of 
the Cincinnati ; the Morristown Golf Club ; the Dennis 



Library of Newton, N. J. ; the Essex Club of Newark, 
and the Century, Union, and Down Town clubs of 
New York City. 

Dennis has spent about six or eight years of his life 
in traveling all over the world, alone and with his 
family. His favorite recreations are lawn tennis, 
horseback riding, and collecting valuable manuscripts 
and autograph letters, of which he has a very choice 

Charles Joseph Harris 

Address — Dillsboro, N. C. 

Born September 11, 1853, in Putnam, Conn., the son of William 
Harris, a farmer, and Zilpah (Torrey) Harris. Three brothers 
attended Yale: William Torrey Harris, '58; Edward M. Harris, 
M.D., ex-'68 M. ; and David H. Harris, ex-"7Q M. 

He prepared for college at the Providence (R. I.) High School. 

He was married to Miss Florence M. Rust. Two sons attended 

David Rust, ex- '05, born October 21, 1882, in Denver, Colo. 

Robert Ward, ex-'OS, born September 27, 1886, in Denver, 

Harris writes: 

"Graduated from the St. Louis Law School in 1876. 
Never practiced much, found it too slow. Lived in 
Colorado mostly from 1876 to 1889. Member of the 
Colorado legislature in 1886. Largely interested in 
lands and irrigation near Denver. 

"Removed to Dillsboro, N. C, in 1889 and estab- 
lished the Harris Kaolin Company, which has been the 



largest producer of standard china clay in the United 
States, having mines in five different countries. Built 
the C. J. Harris Tannery in 1902, a strong and flourish- 
ing institution. The Harris Woodbury Lumber Com- 
pany owns 50,000 acres of the best virgin timber lands 
in Western North Carolina. The Harris Granite 
Quarries Company is in Salisbury, N. C. Am presi- 
dent of the Jackson County Bank and director in many 
banks and insurance companies. Am glad to say have 
the reputation of having done much to develop the 
industries of North Carolina. I was appointed by 
President McKinley a member of the United States 
Industrial Commission in 1898 and served about four 
years. Republican candidate for governor in 1904; 
delegate to National Republican Conventions since 



1892. Member of the Ashville Club, University Club 
of Xew York City and Metropolitan Club of Wash- 
ington, D. C. Have worked hard, played hard and 
am ready to rest." 

Thomas Rochester Shepard 

Address — Valdez, Alaska 

Born July 81, 1852, in Dansville, N. Y., the son of Charles 
and Katherine (Rochester) Shepard. 

He prepared at Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass. 

He was married October 14, 1879, in Dansville, N. Y., to Miss 
Caroline Elizabeth MacCartney (died December 9, 1893), 
daughter of Hugh MacCartney, a farmer, formerly of Dansville, 
N. Y. (died 1906). They had one son: 

Arthur MacCartney, Yale '09, born in Milwaukee, Wis., July 
18, 1886. 

He was married a second time, September 28, 1898, to Miss 
Agnes Wildes Bowen, daughter of Franklin H. Bowen, a banker, 
formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., died in 1890 in Tacoma, Wash., 
where the family then resided. They have had four children, all 
born in Seattle, W 7 ash.: 

Thomas Rochester, Jr., born August 8, 1899, died May, 1901. 

Charles, born November 9, 1900. 

Franklin Bowen, born November 2, 1902, died October, 1903. 

Wildes Bowen, born August, 1905, died December, 1905. 

Shepard writes: 

"After leaving Yale in April, 1871, I followed civil 
engineering (railroad location and construction work) 
from August, 1871, until Xovember, 1874. I then 
studied law at Fond du Lac, Wis., in the office of my 
brother, Charles E. Shepard, Yale '70, and was there 
admitted to the bar on February 21, 1876, since which 



date I have been continuously engaged in the practice 
of the law, as follows: From March 1, 1876, until 
September, 1881, at Fond du Lac, Wis., in the firm 

of Shepard & Shepard; 
from September, 1881, 
until April, 1889, at 
Milwaukee, Wis., in the 
firms of Davis, Riess & 
Shepard and Shepard & 
Shepard ; from April, 
1889, until October, 
1906, at Seattle, Wash., 
individually until June 
6, 1889; in the firm of 
Shepard & Lyon, thence 
until December 1, 1889; 
in the firm of Shepard, 
Shepard & Lyon, thence 
until November 1, 1890; 
in the firm of Burke, 


Shepard & Woods, thence 
until December 31, 1895 ; in the firm of Burke, Shepard 
& McGilvra, thence until October 1, 1903; individually, 
thence until December 1, 1904; in the firm of Shepard 
& Bailey, thence until October 1, 1906; at Nome, 
Alaska, individually, from October 1, 1906, until 
November 1, 1909; and at Seattle, Wash., from 
November 1, 1909, until this time, in the firm of 
Shepard & Daly, which still exists. 

"I am still a member of the Washington State Bar 
Association, the National Geographic Society of 
Washington, D. C, the Sons of the Revolution (State 
of Washington chapter), the Arctic Brotherhood of 


Alaska, the Arctic Club of Seattle, and a life member 
of the Seattle Athletic Club. 

"My favorite recreation is walking, next to that 
swimming, next to that a gentleman's game of poker, 
with a small ante and table stakes. I also enjoy the 
games of solo and chess." 

In reply to a recent blank, he writes to the Secretary: 

"Your letter of December 19, asking for my personal 
contribution to '74's Class History, was addressed to 
me at Nome, Alaska, where I was in practice, when 
we met at New Haven two years ago, but I have since 
returned to my old base of operations, Seattle, as you 
see. So your letter, forwarded from Nome by Uncle 
Sam's mail-carrying dog teams over the ice for 1100 
miles and then by sea for 1500 more, has but just 
reached my hand. Inclosed is the blank you sent me — 
filled out, I fear, too much in detail for so undistin- 
guished a person as I am, but detail was what the blank 
cried out for. 

"I am intensely desirous of attending next year's 
Reunion. If I'm not on hand, kindly remember me 
to any of the fellows who may recall me. At all 
events, I shall be in New Haven again in 1923, when 
my other boy, now ten years old, will graduate there, 
and at that time I will have another handshake with 

In June, 1911, the Class Secretary had the pleasure 
of renewing his acquaintance with Shepard in Seattle 
and of being hospitably entertained by him in his house 
on Lake Washington. Shepard was then giving up 
his office in Seattle and starting again for Alaska, where 
he resumed the practice of the law. He holds the 


office of United States Court Commissioner and lives 
in Valdez. 

Among his writings are: (With Charles E. Shepard, Yale '70) 
Shepard's digest of Wisconsin reports. January, 1884; Placer 
Mining Law in Alaska. Yale Law Jrl., May, 1909; Sundry 
letters and other contributions to newspapers from time to time; 
"Sundry editorial articles in the Seattle Daily News, of which I 
was the principal owner for about thirty months next preceding 
its untimely demise in October, 1907, — since which demise I am 
'broke' ; " "Large sheaf of indifferent verse, for the most part 



For Graduates Only 
Marriages and Births 

[An asterisk indicates decease in this summary as throughout 
this volume. Children whose sex is unreported are included in 
parenthesis in the "boys column."] 


Date of Marriage 

Boys Girls 


September, 1892 
December 18, 1878 




December 14, 1892 




May 29, 1899 
June 6, 1878 



June 1, 1882 



December 25, 1875 


1 *1 


October 20, 1887 
June 27, 1904 



G. S. Brown 

October 11, 1876 


G. V. Bushnell 

December 26, 1878 


1 *1 

S. C. Bushnell 

October 14, 1880 




April 26, 1904 
October 25, 1877 



February 8, 1888 
October 11, 1877 


2 *1 



February 4, 1880 
April 27, 1882 
May 3, 1881 
October 12, 1875 
October 14, 1885 






* Evans 

July 5, 1881 
October 9, 1875 
October 11, 1888 
June 6, 1899 


4 *1 




June 6, 1890 

1 *1 

2 *1 





Date of Marriage 







F. W. Foster 

February 2, 1882 


*W. Foster 

August 4, 1885 


November 8, 1883 



November 30, 1881 

1 *2 


October 25, 1882 




June 4, 1890 


July 27, 1882 




August 18, 1883 


June 8, 1880 


October 14, 1886 


February 5, 1884 




October 30, 1884 




February 16, 1876 




October 10, 1899 



September 21, 1891 





October, 1879 
May 11, 1895 


June 24, 1886 



December 31, 1877 



August 15, 1878 



January 30, 1879 




April 3, 1893 



July 26, 1875 



1 *2 


October 9, 1878 




September 18, 1878 
July 16, 1907 



April 24, 1878 



May 1, 1879 





June 17, 1884 
April 7, 1904 



January 2, 1879 





February 3, 1881 



October 14, 1875 




October 13, 1882 




January 5, 1887 



1 *1 


February 13, 1877 






Date of Marriage 




June 11, 1879 


June 15, 1898 



February 16, 1876 



E. D. Robbins 

February 12, 1908 



H. S. Robbins 

December 12, 1883 



June 18, 1879 




October 5, 1878 

1 *1 

3 *1 


February 23, 1881 


2 *1 


May 10, 1877 



April 25, 1878 



June 18, 1889 



October 19, 1887 



December 31, 1874 



November 10, 1880 




November 8, 1882 



November 26, 1877 



September 1, 1874 

1 *1 



January 5, 1895 
February 11, 1911 


A. E. Stone 

August 25, 1879 



October 15, 1881 


April 17, 1901 


June 15, 1887 


2 *1 


June 1, 1904 



November 15, 1882 




December 22, 1881 




December 21, 1882 
June 5, 1911 


January 18, 1888 

2 *1 


March 6, 1885 


July 21, 1880 




February 12, 1878 



December 22, 1890 




October 12, 1875 


December 14, 1876 




December 19, 1878 




May 30, 1901 





Name Date of Marriage 




January 17, 1878 


(2d.) November 20, 1883 


* Wills on 

May 4, 1881 




April 25, 1883 


1 *1 


September 15, 1880 


May 18, 1881 






Total sons 

Total daughters 

Total children sex unreported 






Total children born 
Total children deceased 



Members of the Class married 
Members of the Class unmarried 



Total graduates 
Living members of Class unmarried 



Yale Sons of Members of '74 

Following is a list of the sons of members of the Class who 
have graduated or are attending Yale University. The year of 
the son's Class at Yale and the name of the department follows 
the name of the son in each case. 
Hugh Picken Brady, 1914 
John Green Brady, Jr., 1916 
Edward Dudley Bradstreet, 1901 
Samuel Kendall Bushnell, 1914 
George Peters Chittenden, 1901 
Gerald Chittenden, 1904, 1908 M.A. 
Edward Ely Curtis, 1910 
Edward Jordan Dimock, 1911 
George Edward Dimock, Jr., 1912 
Marshall Jewell Dodge, 1898 
Murray Witherbee Dodge, 1899 
Arthur Douglas Dodge, 1903 
Geoffrey Dodge, 1909 
Sydney Dodd Frissell, 1908 
John Brown Heron, Jr., 1910 
Walter Sprankle Heron, 1914 S. 
Edmund Grant Howe, 1906 
Chauncey Clark Kennedy, 1904 

Clarence Whittlesey Mendell, 1904, 1905 M.A., 1910 Ph.D. 
William Thomas Minor, 1905 L. 
Alexander Holley Olmsted, 1904 
George Harold Reid, 1901 S. 
Thomas Pattison Reid, 1911 
Henry Bascom Stapler, 1908 
James Mulford Townsend, Jr., 1908 
John Campbell Townsend, 1910 
Edward Howard Townsend, 1912 
Sheaf e Walker, 1914 

Cameron Beach Waterman, 1901, 1904 L. 
Ira Davenport Waterman, 1907 
Henry Parmelee Wickes, 1900 
Ernest Russell Willson, 1906 S. 
*Lispenard Stewart Witherbee, 1907 
Louis Bradstreet Zacher, 1910 Total, 34. 



Art: — Coffin ......... 1 

Education: — Benton, Blodgett, Bouchet, *Curtis, Farnam, Fox, 
Frissell, *Grover, Kennedy, Kennett, Leal, Leighton, Mor- 
ris, Peck, *Ragan, (Spaulding), A. E. Stone, Wallace 17 

Engineering: — Hartwell, Kelly ..... 2 

Farming: — Baldwin, Beaver, G. V. Bushnell, F. W. Foster, Hol- 
brook, Lyon, VanHorn, Waterman, Wells ... 9 

Finance: — Brady, (Cuyler), *Dewing, Dimock, Fell, Hatch, 
Howe, Ingersoll, Leland, Nevin, *Patten, Stearns, Stokes, 
^Williams 13 

Journalism and Letters: — *Bininger, *Moseley, Starkweather 3 

Law: — Aldis, Barnes, *J. U. Brown, Bussing, Butler, *Chitten- 
den, Cline, Cuyler, *Dickerman, *Evans, *W. Foster, Gunn, 
Henderson, Heron, ^Humphrey, *Ives, James, Joy, Latimer, 
*Marsh, *Melick, Minor, *01msted, Parkin, (*Patten), 
Piatt, (*Ragan), E. D. Robbins, H. S. Robbins, Sayles, 
*Sayre, Sellers, Sherman, *Stapler, (Starkweather), Stim- 
son, G. W. Stone, Swan, Tenney, Thacher, Townsend, 
Walden, *Weed, Weekes, *Whiting, Wickes, Wilcox, Wood, 
Zacher ......... 46 

Manufacturing: — Adams, G. S. Brown, Kelley, Rouse, Wash- 
burn, Witherbee ........ 6 

Medicine: — Bailey, ^Benedict, Bowers, Bradstreet, Campbell, 
Halsted, Harrison, Munroe, Reading, *Swallow, Walker, 
*Willson 12 

Mercantile Business: — Bristol, *Dodge, Dunning, Fowler, 
Jenkins, Whittemore ....... 6 

Ministry: — *Bent, S. C. Bushnell, Hedges, *Mendell, Reid, 
Scudder, Spaulding ....... 7 

Transportation: — ^Doughty ...... 1 

Unclassified: — Porter ....... 1 

Total, 124 


Distribution of Living Graduates 

California: — Beaver, G. V. Bushnell, Hartwell, Lyon, Stearns, 

Swan, Wickes ........ 7 

Connecticut: — Baldwin, Bowers, Bradstreet, G. S. Brown, 
Farnam, Fox, Gunn, Hedges, Howe, Ingersoll, Kennedy, 

Morris, Munroe, Peck, Reid, E. D. Robbins, Zacher . 17 

Georgia: — F. W. Foster ....... 1 

Illinois: — Aldis, Harrison, Leighton, Leland, Reading, H. S. 

Robbins ......... 6 

Indiana: — Stimson ........ 1 

Kentucky: — Adams ........ 1 

Maryland: — Halsted ....... 1 

Massachusetts: — Blodgett, S. C. Bushnell, Washburn . 3 

Michigan: — Kelly, Rouse, Waterman .... 3 

Minnesota: — Benton ....... 1 

Missouri: — Bailey, Cline, Joy, Kennett .... 4 

Montana: — Wells . . . . . . . . 1 

New Hampshire: — Walker ...... 1 

New Jersey: — Campbell, Leal, Scudder . . . . 3 

New York: — Barnes, Brady, Bristol, Bussing, Dimock, Dun- 
ning, Fowler, Hatch, James, Jenkins, Kelley, Minor, Munroe, 
Parkin, Porter, Sayles, Sherman, Spaulding, Starkweather, 
Stokes, A. E. Stone, Tenney, Thacher, Townsend, Van- 
Horn, Walden, Wallace, Weekes, Whittemore, Wilcox, 

Witherbee, Wood 32 

Ohio: — Bouchet, Henderson, Latimer, Piatt, G. W. Stone . 5 

Oregon : — Holbrook ........ 1 

Pennsylvania: — Coffin, Cuyler, Fell, Heron, Sellers . . 5 

Virginia: — Frissell ........ 1 

Wisconsin: — Butler ........ 1 

Unknown: — Nevin ........ 1 




Thomas Means Adams, Ashland, Ky. 

Owen Franklin Aldis, Care Aldis & Company, 217 Monadnock 

Building, Chicago, 111.; residences, 120 Bellevue Place, 

Chicago, 111., and 134-7 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D. C. 
William Lathrop Bailey, Nevada, Mo. 
Henry Baldwin, South Canterbury, Conn. 

Pearce Barnes, 1 West Fifty-fourth Street, New York City. 

George Lincoln Beaver, 661 Gilman Street, Palo Alto, Calif. 

*George Willis Benedict *Died 1907. 

*Thomas Armstrong Bent *Died 1876. 

Prof. Charles William Benton, University of Minnesota, 

Minneapolis, Minn.; residence, 516 Ninth Avenue^ S. E., 

Minneapolis, Minn. 
*William Burger Bininger *Died 1908. 

Samuel Fairbank Blodgett, High School, South Framingham, 

Mass. ; residence, A Thurber Street, South Framingham, Mass. 
Edward Alexander Bouchet, residence, 837 Third Avenue, Galli- 

polis, Ohio; permanent address, 94 Bradley Street, New 

Haven, Conn. 
Dr. William Cutler Bowers, 336 State Street, Bridgeport, 

Dr. Edward Thomas Bradstreet, 170 Colony Street, Meriden, 

Hon. John Green Brady, 530 West 122d Street, New York 

Henry Dayton Bristol, 123 East Twenty-seventh Street, New 

York City. 
George Selah Brown, 50 Cedar Street, New Britain, Conn. 
* Joseph Unangst Brown *Died 1899. 

George Vanderburgh Bushnell, Monrovia, Calif. 
Rev. Samuel Clarke Bushnell, 11 Maple Street, Arlington, Mass. 
Robert Speir Bussing, 26 Court Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 

residence, 20 Garden Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 


John Ammi Butler, Wells Building, Milwaukee, Wis. ; residence, 

Crooked-Lake-Farm, Oconomowoc, Wis. 
Dr. Wellington Campbell, Short Hills, N. J. 
^Horace Hatch Chittenden *Died 1909. 

Frederick Addison Cline, Security Building, St. Louis, Mo. ; 

residence, 4321 Olive Street, St. Louis, Mo. 
William Anderson Coffin, Lotus Club, New York City, and Box 
3, Jennerstown, Pa. 
*Edward Lewis Curtis *Died 1911. 

Thomas DeWitt Cuyler, Arcade Building, Philadelphia, Pa.; 
residence, Haverford, Pa. 
*Clark Dewing *Died 1895. 

*George Lewis Dickerman *Died 1909. 

George Edward Dimock, 2 Wall Street, New York City; 
residence, 907 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, N. J. 
*Arthur Murray Dodge *Died 1896. 

*George Fingland Doughty *Died 1882. 

Jacob Abramse Robertson Dunning, 141 Broadway, New York 
City; residence, 97 Heywood Avenue, Orange, N. J. 
*Thomas Grier Evans *Died 1905. 

Prof. Henry Walcott Farnam, 43 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, 

Walter Penrose Fell, Care Fell & Nicholson, Land Title Building, 

Philadelphia, Pa.; residence, Riverton, N. J. 
Frank Wade Foster, Buckhead, Ga. 
*William Foster *Died 1898. 

Herbert Greene Fowler, 1 West Thirty-fourth Street, New York 

George Levi Fox, 7 College Street, New Haven, Conn. 
Rev. Hollis Burke Frissell, Hampton, Va. 
*Thomas Williams Grover *Died 1893. 

Hon. George Miles Gunn, 179 Church Street, New Haven, Conn.; 

residence, Milford, Conn. 
Prof. William Stewart Halsted, 1201 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, Md. 
Dr. Wallace Kasson Harrison, 1604 Masonic Temple, Chicago, 

111.; residence, 1244 North State Street, Chicago, 111. 
Charles Sidney Hartwell, Care the Oil & Metals Leasing 
Company, Banning, Calif. 


Henry Prescott Hatch, 71 Broadway, New York City; residence, 

124 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Rev. William Hedges, Care Samuel O. Hedges, Bridge Hampton, 

Long Island, N. Y. ; residence, Colebrook, Conn. 
William Olin Henderson, 613-618 New First National Bank 

Building, Columbus, Ohio; residence, 50 South Third Street, 

Columbus, Ohio. 
John Brown Heron, Jr., South Linden Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
DeWitt Clinton Holbrook, R. F. D. 1, Freewater, Ore. 
Daniel Robinson Howe, Box 708, Hartford, Conn.; residence, 

1008 Asylum Street, Hartford, Conn. 
*Charles Edward Humphrey *Died 1881. 

Francis Gregory Ingersoll, East Haddam, Conn. 
*Charles Ives *Died 1883. 

Henry Ammon James, 30 Broad Street, New York City; 

residence, 20 West Twelfth Street, New York City. 
Frank Jenkins, 1 Broadway, New York City; residence, The 

Ansonia, Seventv-fourth Street and Broadwav, New York 

Hon. Charles Frederick Joy, 126 City Hall, St. Louis, Mo.; 

residence, 4954 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, Mo. 
Robert Weekes Kelley, 26 Beaver Street, New York City; 

residence, 1 West Fifty-fourth Street, New York City. 
William Kelly, Vulcan, Mich. 

David Andrew Kennedy, 245 Dwight Street, New Haven, Conn. 
Alfred Quinton Kennett, 5099 Waterman Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. ; 

mail address, Care Brown, Shipley & Company, 123 Pall Mall, 

London, England. 
Everton Judson Latimer, 6907 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. 
John Leal, 949 Central Avenue, Plainfield, N. J. 
Theodore Frelinghuysen Leighton, Hyde Park High School, 

Chicago, 111.; residence, 3716 Lake Avenue, Chicago, 111. 
Lorenzo Leland, Care First National Bank, Ottawa, 111. 
Eldridge Merick Lyon, 25 Summit Avenue, Redlands, Calif. 
* Valentine Marsh *Died 1902. 

*Leoni Melick *Died 1908. 

*Ellis Mendell *Died 1903. 

Hon. Charles William Minor, 104 West Forty-second Street, 

New York City; residence, 249 West Seventy-sixth Street, 

New York City. 


Prof. Edward Parmelee Morris, Yale University, New Haven, 

Conn.; residence, 53 Edgehill Road, New Haven, Conn. 
^Gilbert Gates Moseley *Died 1908. 

Dr. George Edmund Munroe, 126 Madison Avenue, New York 

Alexander Brown Nevin 
*Francis Howard Olmsted *Died 1886. 

William Parkin, Room 135 Post Office Building, New York City; 

residence, 49 Fifth Avenue, New York City. 
*Franklin Wells Patten *Died 1890. 

John Wesley Peck, 23 Elizabeth Street, Derby, Conn. 
Rutherford Hayes Piatt, 13!/2 East State Street, Columbus, 

Ohio; residence, 414 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio. 
Hon. Peter Augustus Porter, Niagara Falls, N. Y. 
*Henry Harger Ragan *Died 1895. 

Prof. Edgar Mead Reading, 6416 Monroe Avenue, Chicago, 111. 
Rev. George Darius Reid, 510 Howe Avenue, Shelton, Conn. 
Hon. Edward Denmore Robbins, Care New York, New Haven & 

Hartford Railway Company, New Haven, Conn.; residence, 

408 St. Ronan Street, New Haven, Conn. 
Henry Spencer Robbins, Home Insurance Building, Chicago, 

111. ; residence, (summer) Lake Forest, 111. 
Edwin Forrest Rouse, Omer, Mich.; residence, 1222 Broadway, 

Bay City, Mich. 
Whipple Owen Sayles, P. O. Box 1717, and 27 William Street, 

New York City; residence, East Orange, N. J. 
*Moses Mcllvain Sayre *Died 1901. 

Rev. John Lewis Scudder, 117 Bentley Avenue, Jersey City, N. J. 
James Cadwalader Sellers, 407 Franklin Building, Philadelphia, 

Pa.; residence, 14 West Chestnut Street, West Chester, Pa. 
Thomas Townsend Sherman, 60 Wall Street, New York City; 

residence, Rye, Westchester County, N. Y. 
Rev. Wayland Spaulding, Gerard Apartments, 527 W r est 121st 

Street, New York City. 
*Henry Beidelman Bascom Stapler *Died 1906. 

Chauncey Clark Starkweather, Care Yale Club, 30 West Forty- 
fourth Street, New York City. 
George Milton Stearns, Palace Hotel, Los Angeles, Calif. 


Robert Brown Stimson, 1003 South Third Street, Terre Haute, 

William Earl Dodge Stokes, The Ansonia, Broadway and 

Seventy-third Street, New York City. 
Ambrose Everett Stone, 316 West Fifty-sixth Street, New York 

City; permanent address, Goshen, Mass. 
George Woodward Stone, 122 West Fourth Street, Cincinnati, 

Ohio; residence, Hosea and Oxford Terrace, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
*Edward Emerson Swallow *Died 1887. 

Charles Lasselle Swan, Santa Barbara, Calif. 
Levi Sanderson Tenney, 27 William Street, New York City; 

residence, 66 Plymouth Street, Montclair, N. J. 
Alfred Beaumont Thacher, 62 Cedar Street, New York City; 

residence, 486 Scotland Road, South Orange, N. J. 
James Mulford Townsend, 165 Broadway, New York City; 

residence, 535 Park Avenue, New York City. 
Burt VanHorn, The Dakota, 1 West Seventy-second Street, New 

York City, and Niagara Falls, N. Y. 
Russell Walden, 80 Broadway, New York City; residence, 40 

Cambridge Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Dr. Charles Rumford Walker, 18 Park Street, Concord, N. H. 
Cornelius Royal Wallace, Tuckahoe, N. Y. 
William Nelson Washburn, Erving, Mass. ; residence, 3 Franklin 

Street, Greenfield, Mass. 
Cameron Davenport Waterman, 125 Lafayette Avenue, Detroit, 

*Harvey Weed ■ *Died 1892. 

Henry deForest Weekes, 111 Fifth Avenue, New York City; 

residence, Oyster Bay, Nassau County, N. Y. 
Ralph Wells, Craig, Mont. 
*John Bowen Whiting *Died 1895. 

Arthur Dexter Whittemore, 10 Howard Avenue, Utica, N. Y. 
Thomas Parmelee Wickes, 68 Post Street, San Francisco, Calif.; 

permanent address, care H. D. Newhouse, Kohl Building, San 

Francisco, Calif. 
Ansley Wilcox, 684 Ellicott Square, Buffalo, N. Y. ; residence, 

641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, N. Y. 
*Roderic Williams *Died 1911. 


*Jared Wilson *Died 1889. 

Frank Spencer Witherbee, 2 Rector Street, New York City; 

residence, Port Henry, N. Y., and 4> Fifth Avenue, New 

York City. 

John Seymour Wood, 20 Broad Street, New York City; residence, 

131 East Nineteenth Street, New York City. 
Hon. Edmund Zacher, 219 Exchange Building, New Haven, 
Conn. ; residence, Branford, Conn. 

Total graduates, 124. 
Living, 95. 

Deceased, 29. 


Included in this Record 

Edward Williamson Andrews, Seattle, Wash.; residence, 1206 

University Street, Seattle, Wash. 
William Porter Beardsley, 102 South Street, Auburn, N. Y. 
Samuel Shepard Dennis, 766 and 768 Broad Street, Newark, 

N. J.; residence, Miller Road, Morristown, N. J. 
Charles Joseph Harris, Dillsboro, N. C. 
Thomas Rochester Shepard, Valdez, Alaska. 

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