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UNIVERSITY 
181^-1911 




"No more beside the river, 

On beauteous Norwich Plain, 
By hallowed dust, 'mid early scenes, 

Might she repose again; 
But on the hills of Northfield, 
Robed in imperial green, 
CrowTied with the love of loyal sons, 
She sits, our peerless queen." 

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Norwich University 

1819-1911 

Her History, Her Graduates, 
Her Roll of Honor 



Published by 
MAJOR-GENERAL GRENVILLE M. DODGE, C. E. A. M., LL.D. 

Compiled and Edited by 
WILLIAM AREA ELLIS, B. S., A. M. 



IN THREE VOLUMES 



VOL. 3. 

SKETCHES OF THE TRUSTEES, PRESIDENTS, 

VICE-PRESIDENTS, PROFESSORS, ALUMNI, 

PAST CADETS, HONORARY GRADUATES 

AND UNDER-GRADUATES 

1867-1915 



Montpeller, Vt. 

THE CAPITAL CITY PRESS 

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Copyright, 1911 
By Grenville M. Dodge and Williaai A. Ellis. 






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TO THE ALUMNI AND PAST CADETS, 

OF THE AMERICAN LITERARY, SCIENTIFIC, AND MILITARY ACADEMY 
AND NORWICH UNIVERSITY, — THOSE WHO WERE IDENTIFIED WITH 
HER EARLY STRUGGLE FOR EXISTENCE, THOSE WHO UPHELD HER 
HONOR IN TIMES OF PEACE OR WAR, AND WHO CONTRIBUTED TO 
HER UPBUILDING, AND ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO FOR MANY 
YEARS HAVE UNSPARINGLY GIVEN OF THEIR TIME AND FINANCIAL 
AID FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF THEIR AlMA MaTER, 

THIS VOLUME IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED. 



CONTENTS. 



Introductory Page _---___--__ j. 

Dedicatory Page ___________ yii. 

Author's Introduction __________ xi. 

List of Illustrations _________ xiii-xxv. 

Miscellaneous Views __________ xxv. 

Index of University Officials ________ 735 

Index op Alumni, Past Cadets and Undbr-Graduates _ _ _ 739 

Index of Honorary Graduates ________ 759 

General Index __,____-_-___ 760 



Chapter I. Sketches op Trustees, 1867-1911 _____ 1_44 

Chapter II. Sketches op Presidents, Acting Presidents and 

Vice-Presidents ___________ 45-70 

Chapter III. Sketches op Professors, 1867-1911 _ _ _ _ 71-96 

Chapter IV. Sketches op Alumni and Past Cadets and Under 

Graduates, 1867-1912 -_____---- 97-514 

Chapter V. Sketches op Honorary Graduates, 1867-1911 - -515-52 
Chapter VI. Miscellaneous Sketches op Alumni and Past Cadets, 

1820-1907 -_--_-___--- 553-68 
Chapter VII. Roster op the Presidents, Acting Presidents 
Trustees, Vice-Presidents, Professors, Commandants, In- 
structors, Lecturers, Tutors, Alumni, Honorary Graduates, 
Past Cadets, and Under-Graduates op the American Literary, 
Scientific and Military Academy and Norwich University, 
1819-1915. _-___--____ 569-730 



AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION. 



In the publication of this vokime the PubHsher and Historian are under 
deep obUgation to many persons for assistance rendered in tracing cadets. 
Among those who have assisted in the work are: Gen. ElHott T. Dill, adjutant- 
general of Maine; Rev. J. L. Sherwood, D. D., Keene^ N. H.; Rev. Howard F. 
Hill, D. D., Concord, N. H.; Henry Child, Cornish, N. H.; Miss Edith S. Free- 
man, Concord, N. H.; Ai'thur M. Chase, Concord, N. H.; Gen. Harry B. 
Cilley, adjutant-general of New Hampshire; Mrs. Mary S. Ide, Claremont, 
N. H.; Hon. Frank Plumley, Northfield, Vt.; Capt. H. V. Partridge, Norwich, 
Vt.; Hon. Samuel E. Pingree, Hartford, Vt.; Charles E. Allen, Burlington, Vt.; 
Prof. J. B. Johnson, '79; Col. Kittredge Haskins and Mrs. Charles Akeley, 
Brattleboro, Vt.; Gen. L. G. Kingsley, '56, Rutland, Vt.; Mrs. O. O. Jaquith, 
Woodstock, Vt.; Mr. J. K. Egefton, Northfield, Vt.; Prof. Charles Dole, '69, 
Northfield, Vt.; Solon F. Frary, '38, Strafford, Vt.; Mr. W. R. Cutter, '68; 
Mrs. Ora A. George Flint, Worcester, Mass.; Gen. WilUam N. Brigham, adjut- 
ant-general of Massachusetts; Mr. Prank F. Starr, Prof. William James and 
Mi.ss Laura F. Philbrook, Middletown, Conn.; Charles Collard Adams, 
Cromwell, Conn.; Francis B. Trowbridge and Dr. G. Totten McMaster, New 
Haven, Conn.; Rear-Adm'I George P. Colvocoresses, '66, Litchfield, Conn.; 
Gen. W. B. Landus, adjutant-general of Connecticut; Prof. Edward S. Holden, 
West Point, N. Y.; Frederick B. Richards, Glens Falls, N. Y.; John B. Ireland, 
New York city, Edward Mc. C. Peters, '80, Brooklyn, N.Y.; the late Gen. 
W. H. H. Davis, '42, Doylestown, Pa.; Thomas B. Donaldson, Philadelphia, 
Pa.; Brig.-Gen. Fred C. Ainsworth, U. S. A., Washington, D. C; Prof. A. W. 
Brown, U. S. Naval Academy, Annapohs, Md.; W. A. Clark, Columbia, S. C; 
Mr. A. C. Moore, Columbia, S. C; W. C. Benton, Middleburg, Va.; Judge 
Henry C. Connor, Wilson, N. C; Prof. R. D. W. Connor, Raleigh, N. C; 
Dr. K. P. Battle, and Prof. J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton, Chapel Hill, N. C; 
Judge Henry R. Bryan, Newbern, N. C; Miles O. Sherrill, Raleigh, N. C; 
Louis A. Clark, St. Mary's, Ga.; Charles S. Wylly, Brunswick, Ga.; Prof. 
Thomas M. Owen, Montgomery, Ala.; Mr. William O. Hart, New Orleans, 
La.; Hon. O. H. Leland, '54, McGregor, Texas; Texas State Historical 
Society; Hon. A.W.Wills, Nashville, Tenn.; Otis S. Tenney, '45, Lex- 
ington, Ky.; Hon. Whittlesey Adams, Warren, Ohio; G. A. Hyde, Cleveland, 
Ohio; Michigan State Historical Society; Illinois State Historical Scoiety; Gen. 
George W. McCoy, adjutant-general of Illinois; Mr. Reuben G. Thwaites, 
Madison, Wis.; Gen. C. R. Boardman, adjutant-general of Wisconsin; D. J. 
Whittemore, Milwaukee, Wis.; The Historical Department of the State of 
Iowa; Gen. William H. Thrift, adjutant-general of Iowa; Mr. J. L. (iillis, 
Sacremento, Cal.; Gen. S. M. Preston, '45, Seattle, Wash. 

The Historian especially acknowledges the faithful and efficient services of 
his assistants in the work: Miss C. Kate Story, Miss Dotie Potter, Miss Hazel 
M. Holt, and Miss Clara F. Williams. 



Xll. AUTHOR S INTRODUCTION. 

The following papers have generously advertised for information concern- 
ing alumni and past cadets: The Burlington, (Vt.) Free Press; The United 
Opinion, Bradford, Vt.; Fayetteville, (N. C.) Daily Observer; Richmond, (Va.) 
Dispatch and Times; New Orleans, (La.) Picayune; Mobile (Ala.) Register; 
Essex (N. Y.) Record; The Evening Star, Plattsburg, N. Y.; Fort Edward 
(N. Y.) Advertiser; Utica (N. Y.) Daily Press; Boston (Mass.) Transcript; 
Randolph (Vt.) Herald; St. Albans (Vt.) Messenger; Waltham (Mass.) Evening 
News; the Northfield (Vt.) News; the Reveille. 



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. 



PRESIDENTS AND ACTING PRESIDENTS. 

PAGE 

Shattuck, Samuel Walker 46 

Howard, Roger Strong 49 

Douglass, Malcolm 51 

swett, josiah 53 

Curtis, Charles Albert 55 

Lewis, Charles Hildreth .■ 57 

Nichols, George 59 

Brown, Allan Danvers 62 

Spooner, Charles Horace 65 

VICE-PRESIDENTS. 

Randall, Francis Voltaire 67 

Hathaway, Clarence Lockwood 70 

Dole, Charles 69 

TRUSTEES. 

Bancroft, William Amos 1 

Bliss, Joshua Isham 4 

Clark, Henry 9 

Clarke, Albert 10 

Clement, Charles 11 

Davis, John Preston 12 

Denison, Dudley Chase 13 

Denny, Chauncey 14 

Dewey, Julius Yemans '. 15 

Egerton, Joseph Keyes 17 

Emerson, Charles Wesley 18 

FiSK, George Martin 21 

Haskins, Kittredge 22 

Hazen, William Skinner 24 

Hooker, George White 25 

Howard, Oliver Otis 27 

Hunton, Augustus Pingry 29 

Mayo, William Barnabas 30 

MosELEY, John Luther 31 

Partridge, Henry Villiers 32 

Plumley, Frank 33 

Proctor, Fletcher Dutton 35 

Pkouty, George Herbert 36 



XIV. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. 

PAGE 

Redfield, Timothy Parker 36 

Smith, Frederick Elijah 38 

Thayer, James Gary Barrel 39 

Thomas, Stephen 40 

Weston, Edmund 42 

White, Homer 43- 

PROFESSORS. 

Arnold, George Allen 71 

Austin, Frank Eugene 96- 

Bartlett, Franklin Weston 72 

Bayley, Luther Parker 91 

Bellinger, Lyle Frederick 73 

Bourns, Edward 75 

Bradford, Philander Drury 77 

Brill, Gharles. Gomstock 78- 

Buzzell, Wilbur 79- 

Garleton, Gharles Sargent 92 

Gatlin, Edward Harwood 87 

Gutting, Hiram Adolphus 80 

Dix, Leon Edward 96 

Flint, Kemp Russell I^laxchard 95 

Habel, Louis 87 

Hovey, Henry Walter 81 

Keene, Henry Glay 82 

Line, William 83 

Roberts, Herbert Rufus 88 

Shaw, Ethan Allen 90 

Shaw, William Alden 95 

Spear, Austin Edward 93 

Tompkins, Frank 89 

Wait, John Gassan 84 

Whitney, Harlow Adolphus 95 

WiNSLOw, Arthur Ellsworth 91 

Woodbury, Garl \'ose 94 

Evans. James 86 



ALUMNI, PAST CADETS AND I'XDER-GRADUATES. 

Adams, Grosby 468 

Adams, Seth Burton 244 

Adams, Walter Frank 495 

Ainley, Harold Augustus 455 

Aldrich, Frank Leroy 333 

Alger, Julian Wilmot 455 

Ames, George Edgar 438 

Andrews, Arthur Gilbert 304 

Andrews, George Leslie 274 

Andrews, Roy Lyndin 235 



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. XV. 

PAGE 

AsELTiNE, Elmer Adelbert 235 

Austin, Charles Edward 224 

Austin, Flynn Guernsey 281 

Austin, Fred Thaddeus 229 

Badger, Merton Benjamin 474 

Bailey, George Frederick 280 

Baker, Arthur Garfield 365 

Balcom, Louis West 456 

Baldwin, Karl Ferguson 423 

Ball, Ernest Stearns 366 

Ballou, George Langdon 251 

Bampton, Sydney Wallace 398 

Barclay, Douglass Monroe 352 

Barker, Ludlow Osmond 399 

Barney, Frank Millard 450 

Barstow, Frederick Meack 188 

Bass, Fred Thomson 345 

Batchelder, Roy Morse 407 

Bates, Frank Richard 141 

Bayley, Luther Parker 98 

Bearss, Hiram Iddings 321 

Beattie, Neal Webb 474 

Beauclerk, William Preston 312 

Belknap, Fred Rice 214 

Belknap, Simeon Edson 150 

Bennett, Edward Cushman 275 

Betterly, Hugh James 400 

Bettis, Horace Ingersoll 215 

Blake, Charles Nelson 468 

Blanchard, Carroll Frances 495 

Blanchard, Edwin Oscar 205 

Blanchard, Roy Melville 424 

Booth, Alfred Frederick 252 

Booth, Clarence Henry 289 

BoYCE, Earle Albert 439 

Bradley, William Harold 496 

Brennan, Vincent John 394 

Briggs, Harry Knight 376 

Brooks, Hezekiah Kibbie 334 

Brown, Thomas Wolcott 424 

Brown, William Peirce 416 

Brush, Harold Mortimer 439 

Buck, John Edward 496 

Buck, Myron Justus 497 

Bullard, Harrie Smith 475 

Burhoe, Lemuel Newton 475 

Burr, Arthur Emory 376 

Burr, Francis Henry 400 

Burt, Henry Augustus 142 



XVI. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. 

PAGE 

Byrd, John Hexry * 367 

Cady, Heber Calvin 253 

Caldwell, Jame.s Pierce 128 

Campbell, Charles Fred 456 

Campbell, Stephen Higginson 137 

Cannon, Samuel Clakk 497 

Carleton, Ch.uiles Sargent 92 

Carpenter, George Ethelbert 476 

Carr, Byron Thorp 200 

Carr, Dean Orrls 346 

Carr, Eugene Merwin 179 

Carr, Winfred Ballard 315 

Car.swell, James Butters 457 

Cassidy, Charles Patrick 451 

Casw^ell, Herbert Eugene 305 

Chamberlin, James Ivnox Polk 121 

Chandler, Myron Lemuel 215 

Ch.\se, Elroy Albert 368 

Chase, Josiah Irving 425 

Cheney, Charles Herman 219 

Chun, Woon Loy 457 

Cl.ark, Edward Xathan 440 

Cl.ark, Ephraim \Ves.son 263 

Clark, Frank Sheldon 441 

Clark, Frederick Howe 236 

Clark, George Walter 441 

Clark, H.\rry Guy 347 

Clark, Henry Clay" 105 

Cl.\rk, Herbert Sawy^er 306 

Clark, Howard Theodore 442 

Clark, Walter Lucas 442 

Clarkson, Leonard James 425 

Clifford, Horace Alonzo 170 

Clogston, Leo Bertram 283 

Cobb, Guy Walter 407 

CoBLEiGH, George Herbert 237 

CoLBURN, Fred Hope 498 

Cole, Herbert Eugene 469 

Collins, Charles Edwin 245 

Collins, Everett 458 

Collins, John Leslie 307 

Conn, Frank Winslow 190 

Cook, James Wilbur 322 

Coulombe, Joseph Cleophas 390 

Craigue, Joseph Spafford 264 

Cram, Archie Rice 498 

Creed, John Edward 476 

Cross, Herbert Nelson 238 

Cull, Loomis Stevtins 184 



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. XVll. 

PAGE 

Currier, Frank Pierce 130 

Cutler, William Richard 114 

Damon, Melvin Hiram 443 

Daniell, Harry Warren 151 

Das, Taraknath 490 

Davidson, Harlan Page 98 

Davis, Charles Marsh 201 

Davis, Charlie Horace 293 

Davis, Fred Carnot 294 

Davis, Leroy Howland 408 

Davis, Nathaniel Reene 232 

Day, Clarence Edward 426 

Day, Gordon Cushing 477 

Dean, Lindley Irving 479 

Deane, Harold Lucius 499 

Dearing, George Emerson 191 

Denison, Frank Winslow 323 

Denny, Joseph Harold 391 

Dillingham, Holton Reed 381 

Dole, Carl Gilman 253 

Dole, Harry Christopher 167 

Dole, Harry Raymond 308 

Dole, Heman Ellsworth 249 

Dole, Walter 131 

Donahue, Edward Joseph 478 

Donahue, Frank James 295 

Donnelly, George E 302 

Dorr, William Ripley 143 

Douglass, Benjamin Hale 174 

Douglass, David Bates 171 

DowE, Ray Storrs 297 

DowsT, Everett Frank 499 

Dubois, Fred Earl 175 

DuGGAN, Charles Edward 324 

Dunham, George Eldridge 386 

Dunham, Henry Vail 316 

DuRFEE, Edwin Warren 478 

Dutton, Benjamin Franklin 556 

Earle, Fred Martin 492 

Earle, Tyler Wesley 459 

Eastman, Glenn Matthews 479 

Eaton, Charles Horace 334 

Eaton, Francis Arthur 262 

Eaton, Ralph Andrews 427 

Egerton, Frederick Tyler 227 

Ellis, George Harold 325 

Ellis, Irving Clendenen 348 

Ellis, Nathaniel Webster 115 

Ellis, William Area 317 



XVlll. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. 

PAGE 

Ely, Frederick Leverett 152 

Emerson, Paul Sumner 458 

Evans, Charles John Clement 264 

Ev.\NS, George Douglass 329 

FARNHi\jvi, Burton Wiley 254 

Farquharson, Robert Burns 369 

Field, Ch.\rles Edward 155 

Field, Edward Dorr 479 

Flint, Kemp Russell Blanchard 95 

Ford, Robert Henry 265 

Fortier, Augustus Theophile 557 

Foster, George Goodwin 480 

Foster, John Harold 370 

Foster, Sidney Herbert 470 

Eraser, Willis Percy 427 

Frink, Charles Dexter 409 

Frost, Walter Br.adshaw 459 

Fuller, Henry Louis 189 

Fuller, Willard Lynn 357 

Gaynor, Eben Watson 276 

Gibson, Ernest Willard 284 

Gifford, George 234 

Gilder, Mathew Irving 273 

Giles, Everett Trowbridge 460 

GiLMAN, Dana Howes 401 

GiLMOUR, John Thomas 443 

Gleason, Benjamin Whitney 266 

Glearon Thomas Bernakd 329 

GoKEY, Frank Albert 277 

Goodhue, Fred Miner 255 

Goodrich, Julian Osgood 480 

Gordan, Harold Xorris 481 

Goss, Harry Hale 230 

Graeser, Carl Frederick Wilhelm 444 

Granger, Eliot 377 

Gra\t:s, Fay Henry C-ajieron 409 

Gregg, Frederick Wallace 144 

Grosvenor, Robert 116 

Grout, Benj.^aiin H.\rrison 460 

Haight, Grant Roebun 444 

Harbour, Earl Spencer 445 

Harwood, George Louis 281 

Hassam, Walter Edwin 225 

Hatch, Francis Claijke 160 

Hathaway, Cl.arence Lockwood 69 

Hayden, Earle Crawford 445 

Hayward, Fred Farnham 230 

Hazelton, Oliver Taft 477 

Hazen, Carl Danforth 349 



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. XIX. 

PAGE 

Hemenway, Frederick Vinton 500 

Hersey, Henry Blanchard 216 

Heyer, Hobert Emerson 446 

HiLAND, Frank Eugene 175 

Hill, Guilford Henry 320 

Hill, Howard Fremont 108 

HiNMAN, Harvey Levi 285 

Hinsdale, George Griswold 290 

HoBSON, Harry M ansur 358 

HoFF, Frank Sanford 500 

Holland, Daniel Alcott 398 

FloLLAND, James Michael 203 

Holland, Timothy Joseph 409 

Holmes, John Albert 296 

Hooper, Herman Chapman 501 

HovEY, Bradford Pcerce 402 

HovEY, Edwin Daniel 512 

Howe, Evan Carleton 452 

Howe, Frank Lee 185 

Howe, Haroll Moore 398 

Howe, Henry John 127 

Howe, Homer Asa 481 

Howe, M alverd Abijah 197 

Howe, Wilbur Clark 204 

Howes, Heman Carpenter 330 

Howes, Phil Sheridan 308 

Hunt, William Henry 129 

Huntley, Edwin Dana 436 

Huntoon, George Lemuel 145 

HuRLBUT, Chester James 338 

HuRLBUT, Myron Robert 99 

Hurlbut, Wilbur Edson 277 

Hutchinson, Adelbert Anson 363 

Hutchinson, Giles Alonzo 501 

Hutchinson, William Seldon 383 

Inglis, Warren Waldie 502 

Irish, Robert Liston 239 

Jacob, Milton 502 

Jacob, Norman 503 

Johnson, John Benjamin 180 

Johnson, Luther Burham 231 

Johnson, William Frederick 461 

Johnston, Cyrus Moses 145 

Jones, Edwin Kent 418 

JosLYN, Clyde Frederick 513 

Juckett, Palmer Roland 237 

JuDD, Frank Byron 379 

Judkins, John Huntoon 247 

Kendall, Harold Albert 461 



XX. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. 

PAGE. 

Kendall, Herman Charles 503 

Kennedy, Lewis Underwood 462 

Kimball, Francis Zeno 139 

Kinsman, Hermon Harrison 462 

Knight, Leroy Eugene 411 

LjVDD, Joseph Howard 331 

Lance, Joseph Theron 353- 

Lamb, Fred Ellsworth 239 

Lawrence, Ernest Allen 392 

Lawson, James Brownlow 451 

Leete, Asa Parkhurst 482 

Leonard, Henry Edward 446 • 

Leonard, Oliver Yeaton 412 

LiBBY, Vard Mayhew 463 

Light, Freeman 463 • 

Lord, Harold Merton 447 

LovELL, George Prentice 335- 

Lowell, Philip Johnson 504 

Lyman, Harry Tudor 146 

Lynde, Roscoe Perrin 482 

McCarthy, Elmer Daniel 228 

McCarthy, Francis Joseph 42S 

McCarthy, Frederick Charles 504 

McFeeters, William Rensselaer 39& 

McGarry, Thomas Joseph 471 

McIlwaine, Theodore Chard avoyne 161 

Magnus, Eugene William 505' 

Marseilles, Charles lOO 

Maitison, Hiram Nathaniel 278 

Maynard, Walter Leroy 471 

Mead, Charles Wright 192" 

Mead, Royal Lee 388- 

Mears, John Herbert 214 

Mellen, Calvert King 209 

Metcalf, George Wallace 147 

Miles, John Everett 503' 

Miller, Henry Marshall 152 

Miner, George Roberts 205 

Mitchell, George Frederick, Jr 429 ■ 

Moore, Charles Hawley 472 

Moore, Edward 393 

Morris, John Kent 387 

Moseley, John Pool 336 

Moseley, Harry Chester 298 

MowRY, Jesse Benton 267 

Muller, Hollis Leroy 430- 

Newcomb, Ralph Washburn 483' 

Newton, Benjamin Ball, Jr 153 

Newton, Leonard Melvin 350* 



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. XXI, 

PAGE 

NicKERsoN, Thomas Henry 210 

Nichols, Charles Henry 220 

Nichols, George Gideon 110 

Nichols, Stanley Dayton 389 

NiMS, Harry Asahel 428 

Noel, Frederick Joseph 483 

North, Robert Gaston 429 

O'Donnell, John Edward 430 

Orser, Henry Ward 363 

Owens, William Griffith 134 

Pal, Fakirchano 506 

Park, Millard Warren 484 

Parker, Alden Merriam 419 

Parker, Charles Frederick 248 

Parker, Eugene Fred 413 

PaRKER, Frank Henry 187 

Parker, Fred Silas 212 

Parker, Leonard Joel 326 

Parker, Sylvester Miner 431 

Parkman, Earl Harrison 506 

Parsons, Stanley John 322 

Patterson, Harry Wilton 447 

Peabody, Harry Arthur .- 373 

Pease, Orren Luther 279 

Peters, Edward McClure 186 

Phinney, Robert Truman 359 

PiNGREE, William Steele 354 

Platt, Alanson Egbert 514 

Plumley, Charles Albert 309 

Pond, Erasmus Arlington 271 

Porter, James Ezekiel Ill 

Potter, Roland Daniel 420 

Powers, John Tinney 372 

Pratt, Harry Chadwick 414 

Prince, Earl Henry 221 

Prior, Wright Seth 240 

QuiMBY, Charles Edward 256 

Rainey, Homer Eaton Chase 383 

Ramsay, John Wesley 206 

Rand, James Stearns 384 

Randall, George Christopher 384 

Randall, Clarence Eugene 198 

Randall, Phil Sheridan 222 

Ranney, Archie Joel 227 

Ransom, Frederick Eugene 124 

Ray, Oscar Willard 507 

Reid, Allan Walton 464 

Reid, Howard Hill 508 

Rich, John Thurman 464 



XXll, LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. 

PAGE 

Richards, Egbert Spencer 125 

Richardson, Jeffers Foster i 340 

Richardson, Waldo BLentiy 161 

Richmond, Harold Samuel 341 

Richmond, Neal Willard 484 

Richmond, Robert I^jenneth 476 

RiGGS, Clarence Bonnett 255 

Riley, Albert John 485 

Robinson, Frank Lewis 461 

RoLLO, William Haselton 291 

Root, Raymond Victor 438 

RoT\'E, Guy Ichabod 442 

RuMBAUGH, William Moser 165 

Russell, Guy Garfield 388 

Ryan, Edmontd Henry 269 

Ryan, John Michael 292 

Ryan, William Mautiice 413 

Sarin, Karl Danforth 485 

Sabine, George Krans 117 

Saxe, Franklin Jay 148 

Saxe, William Henry 165 

ScHAKOwsKi, William 465 

Schwenger, George Willi.\m 243 

Scott, Adrian 136 

ScRiBNER, Carroll John 310 

Seiple, Robert Haas 453 

Shailer, Philip Raymond 493 

Sharp, William Howard 421 

Shaw, Aurin Ralph 241 

Shaw, Ethan Allen 90 

Shaw, William Alden 93 

Sheldon, Archie Lorenzo 149 

Sheldon, Nelson Lewis 211 

Shepard, Burton Monroe 421 

Sherman, Frederick Francis 176 

Shuttleworth, Edw-\rd Aiken 257 

Sibley, Berton William 342 

Sinclair, Percival Creighton 393 

Sjovall, Arvid Henry 432 

Slattery, John William 508 

Smallman, Edwin Watson 437 

Smith, Denton, James 486 

Smith, Donald Ulysses 432 

Smith, Dwight Frank 433 

Smith, Frederick Abner 494 

Smith, John Sabine 448 

Smith, H.arry Orlando 388 

Smith, Henry Joseph Moody 486 

Smith, Marshall Davis 194 



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. XXlll. 

PAGE 

Smith, Matthew Baeney 217 

Smith, Percy Gates 258 

Smith, Raymond Underwood 286 

Spalding, Burleigh Folsom 168 

Spafford, William Clarence 318 

Sprague, William Hibbard 259 

Starr, Daniel Hubbard Birdsey 487 

Stearns, John Kerswell 165 

Stebbins, Kenneth Foster 466 

Stebbins, Lawrence Bernard 360 

Steele, Fred Elton 199 

Steele, Fred Elton, Jr 397 

Stephens, Robert Manson 169 

Stevens, Leslie Eugene 487 

Stewart, Rowland Wardwell 223 

Storrs, George Eber 287 

Stow, Frederick Stevens 433 

Strobell, Carl Percival 466 

Strong, Frank 361 

Sweet, Channing 101 

SwETT, James Baldwin 403 

SwETT, James Wheeler 139 

Talbot, George Everett 326 

Taplin, Arthur Ernest 509 

Tarbell, Charles Gilman 132 

Tenney, Clarence Arthur 404 

Terrill, Willis Ethel 242 

Thayer, Guy Edmund 218, 488 

Thayer, Herbert Edgar 207 

Therrio, Edward Paul 509 

Thomas, Chester Clarence 449 

Thomas, Ford Maurice 473 

Thomas, Fred Barnes 299 

Thomas, George Delbert 163 

Thomas, Nathan Lee 389 

Thomas, Samuel Adrian 300 

Tinker, Frank Nelson 403 

Tower, William Amos 406 

TuppER, John Lewis 339 

Tyler, George Erastus 207 

Upham, Francis Bowen 380 

Walbridge, Robert Edwin 488 

Wallace, William Dortch 510 

Wallingford, Charles Rufus 118 

Walton, Wesley Kimball 102 

Warren, Dean Clyde 301 

Washburn, William Elbridge Charles 385 

Wason, Harlan Badger 288 

Watson, Guy Henry 360 



XXIV. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. 

PAGE 

Watson, Robert Pettigrew 415 

Waugh, George Frank 355 

Webb, DeWitt Clinton 269 

Webster, Frederick Aldrich 336 

Wentw'orth, Williajm Henry 119 

Wheatley, Charles Edward 350 

Wheatley, Ernest Monroe 449 

Wheeler, jMerrill Dole 380 

Wheelock, Lyman Netvton 434 

Wheelwright, Charles Storey 103 

Whipple, Charles Luther 510 

White, Aethur Watson 112 

White, Ernest Charles 435 

Whiteside, George Duff 292 

Whiting, Frank Mortimer 120 

Whitney, Joseph Howard 467 

Wilder, Myles Standish 435 

Williams, Seth 374 

Wilmarth, Daniel Edwin 213 

Wilmarth, William Howard 494 

WiNSLOw, Arthur Ellsworth 91 

Witt, Louis Rice 512 

Woods, Ch.^uiles Albert 422 

Woodruff, Harrison Gordon 260 

WooDAv.vRD, Harry Joseph 511 

Young, Bert James 489 

HONORARY GRADUATES. 

Barstow, John Leslie 515 

Bell, Charles James 516 

Benedict, Durlin Serenus 517 

Benton, Josiah Henry 518 

Callow, Charles 520 

Clark, Charles Edgar 521 

Cowley, Charles 523 

Cox, Henry Joseph 525 

Day, George Edward 526 

Dillingham, William Paul 527 

Fuller, Levi Knight 528 

Grout, Josiah 530 

Grout, William Wallace 531 

King, George Clement 534 

McCullough, John Griffith 535 

Mead, John Abner 536 

Moore, Willis Luther 537 

Ormsbee, Ebenezer Jolls 538 

Page, Carroll Smalley 539 

Peck, Theodore Safford 540 

Philbrook, Frederick Bacon 542 



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. XXV. 

PAGE 

PiNGREE, Samuel Everett 543 

Proctor, Redfield 544 

Ripley, Edward Hastings 546 

Sanborn, Benjamin Hyde 547 

Smith, Edward Curtis 548 

Stannard, Harry James 549 

Stanton, Zed Silloway 550 

Stickney, William Wallace 551 

WoRTHEN, Horace Whitfield 552 

GROUP CUTS. 

Group of Cadets, 1866 1 13 

Group Class of 1868 114 

Class of 1913 679 

Class of 1814 682 

UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS AND VIEWS OF NORTHFIELD. 

The Old Academy, Lyceum Building, Middletown, Conn 166 

View of Northpield from Jackman Hall ^ 273 

The Old Academy Barracks at Middletown, Conn 319 

View OF THE University Buildings, 1911 v, xxvi 321 

The Old Governor Paine Block 612 

CAMP SCENES AND DRILLS. 

Troop B., 1911 130 

Camp at Bethel, Vt., 1910 140 

Mounted Drill, Commencement, 1910 154 

Roman Riding, Commencement, 1910 178 

Bareback Drill, State Fair, 1910 J83 

Mess Call, State Fair, 1910 187 

Ei-ENiNG Parade, Commencement, 1910 196 

Evening Pahade, Brattleboro, Vt., 1908 311 

Camp Scene, Brattleboro, Vt., 1908 314 

View Near Camp in Randolph, Vt., Hike of 1908 339 

Camp Scene, White River Jct., Vt., 1908 355 

Camp, East Braintree, Vt., Hike of 1908 364 

Polo Game, State Fair, White River Jct., Vt., 1908 397 

Bread Line, White River Jct., Vt., 1908 422 

Guard Mount, Braintree, Vt., Hike of 1908 454 

Hike of 1908 279, 467, 489, 494, 514 

Hike of 1909 262, 332 

Hike of 1910 202, 208, 288 

SUMMER SCHOOL. 

Summer School, 1911 228, 327 

Junior Summer School, 1911 234 

MISCELLANEOUS VIEWS. 

Sigma Phi Epsilon House 136 

Schwenger and His Glider, 1911 243 

"Junior Prom," 1911 250 

Alpha Sigma Pi Fraternity House 259' 




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CHAPTER I. 

Sketches of Trustees. 

HIRAM ATKINS. 

Hiram Atkins, son of John S. and Margaret (Smith) Atkins, was 
born in Esopus, N. Y., December 22, 1831, and died in Montpelier, Vt., 
October 1, 1892. 

In 1834, his parents removed to Poughkeepsie, N. Y. In 1845, he entered 
the office of the Poughkeepsie Eagle as an apprentice, and in 1849, the employ 
of the Kingston, New York Journal. He located in North Bennington, Vt., 
in 1853 and begun the publication of the Batlle Ground; but this venture not 
proving successful, he in a short time removed to Bellows Falls, Vt., where 
he was given charge of the Argus. In February, 1863, he located in Mont- 
pelier, Vt., and purchased the Patriot, merging the Argus with it, under the title 
of the Argus and Patriot, of which paper, he continued as publisher and editor 
until his death. 

He was a prominent Democrat and held several offices; was deputy post- 
master of Bellows Falls, Vt., 1853-57, and postmaster, 1857-61; was superin- 
tendent of construction of the government building at Montpelier, 1885-89; 
served as one of the four World's Fair Commissioners from Vermont at the 
World's Columbian Exposition. He attended every National Democratic 
Convention (excepting one) from 1853 to 1892. In 1888, he was a delegate 
from Vermont to the National Democratic Convention; was a member of the 
Democratic State Committee from 1863 to 1892, serving as chairman during 
1872-92. 

He took a deep interest in the University, serving as trustee from 1871 
until his death. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church of Montpelier, 
serving as a delegate to many of the diocean conventions. He was twice 
married: first, 1854 to Maria Abeel De Witt, who died December 5, 1859. 
Three children were born to them: Catherine Abeel, born 1855, died Febru- 
ary 19, 1904; Elizabeth DeWitt, born 1858, married. Major Osman D. Clark, 
resides in Kingston, N. Y.; Margaret Smith, born 1858, died 1860. He was 
again married, June 27, 1864, to Julia May Kimball of Bellows Falls, who 
died in May, 1892; no children. 

MAJ.-GEN. WILLIAM AMOS BANCROFT, A. B. 

William A. Bancroft, son of Cliailcs and Lycha I^iiicliiic (Spaulding) 
Bancroft was born in Groton, Mass., April 26, 1855. He prei)ared for college 
at the Lawrence Academy, CJroton, 18()7-72, and at Phillijis I'^xctcr, 1872-74. 
He graduated from Harvard University in 1878 with the degree of A. B. 

He studied law at the Harvard Law School, 1879-81, and was admitteil to 
the Suffolk Bar of Massachusetts in 1881. He practiced his profession in 
Boston during 1881-85 and 1890-97. He was appointed superintendent of the 



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Cambridge R. R., January 31, 1885; and was also, for a brief period, superin- 
tendent of the Charles River Railway. In 1886, these roads were consolidated 
into the Cambridge Railroad Co., and he continued as superintendent until 
1888; was road master of the West End Street Railway, 1888-1889; was director 
and vice-president, Boston Elevated Railway Co. 1896-99; president 1899 to 
date. 

He enlisted in Co. B. 5th Regiment, Massachusetts Militia, June 14, 1875; 
was a corporal, sergeant, 2nd lieutenant, first lieutenant; captain,March 31,1879; 
colonel, February 5, 1882; brigadier-general, commanding Second Brigade July 
30, 1897; was retired as major-general, January 4, 1901; served, 1887-1905, 
on examining board. Officers of Militia, being chairman, 1900-05. He was 

appointed brigadier-general. United 
States Volunteers, Spanish- American 
War, May 27, 1898; was assigned to 
command the Second Brigade, Second 
Divi.sion, Seventh Army Corps; re- 
signed, August 17, 1898, at the 
cessation of hostiUties He was the 
only officer in the United States at 
the outbreak [of the war to receive 
the rank of brigadier-general, who 
was not a veteran of the Civil War, 
or who was or had not been an officer 
in the United States Army; was 
grand marshal of the veterans column 
of the General Hooker Monument 
Parade, 1903. 

He is a director in the United 
States Trust Co.; Puritan Trust Co.; 
Chelsea Trust Co.; Boston Chamber 
of Commerce. 

In politics, he is a Repubhcan; 

was a member of the Cambridge 

Maj.-Gen. William Amos Bancroft. Common Council in 1882; member 

of the State Legislature, 1883-85; president of the Cambridge Board of 

Alderman, 1891-92; mayor of Cambridge, 1893-96; president, Massachusetts 

State Republican Convention in 1893. 

He was taken great interest in educational matters; was an overseer of 
Harvard, 1893-1905; president of board of trustees of LawTonce Academy, 
1906-08; trustee Phillips Academy, 1902 to date; trustee of Norwich Univer- 
sity, 1900-05; president of the 120th Anniversary of Phillips Exeter Academy, 
1903; chief marshal Harvard Alumni, 1903; president of the New England 
Alumni, Phillips Exeter Academy, 1892-96. He presided at the 250th Anniver- 
sary of the to-mi of Groton, Mass. in 1905. 

He is a member of many military societies and social clubs; the Cincinnati; 
Order of Foreign Wars; order of Spanish Wars; Cambridge Club and Maj^or's 
Club of Massachusetts, having been president of both; Union; Exchange; .Art; 
Colonial; Middlesex; Commercial club of Boston, president in 1896-98. 

He was married in Boston, Mass., September 20, 1878 to Mary Shaw of 
Peabody, Mass. Three children have been born to them: Hugh, major- 




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general Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, retired, and Adjutant 5ih Massa- 
chusetts, Infantry, Spanish-American War; Catherine, now Mrs. William D. 
Haviland of Limoges, France; Guy, late 1st Lieut. Field Battery, A.Massa- 
chusetts Volunteer Militia of Boston. 

BISHOP WILLIAM HENRY AUGUSTUS BISSELL, A. M., D. D. 

WiUiam H. A. Bissell, son of Ezekiel and Elizabeth (Washburn) Bissell, 
was born in Randolph, Vt., November 10, 1814, and died in Burlington, Vt., 
May 14, 1893. He prepared for college at the Orange County Grammar 
School, Randolph, Vt., and graduated A. B. from the University of Vermont in 
1836; received the degree of A. M. in course in 1840 and D. D. in 1875. 

He was instructor in classics and a theological student in the Vermont 
Episcopal Institute, Burlington, Vt., 1836-spring of 1837; teacher of classics, 
Detroit, Mich., October, 1837-August, 1838; instructor, Troy, (N. Y.) 
Episcopal Institute, September, 1838-41. During 1837-39, he continued his 
theological studies. He was ordained deacon in Calvary Chiu-ch, New York 
City, September 29, 1839; and priest in Christ Church, Troy, N. Y., in July, 
1840; was assistant rector of Christ Church, Troy, in 1840; was rector of 
Trinity Church, West Troy, (WatervUet) January 1, 1841-July, 1845; Grace 
Church, Lyons, N. Y., 1845; Trinity Church, Geneva, N. Y., 1845-March 
11, 1868. He was Episcopal Bishop of Vermont from June 3, 1868 until his 
death. 

He took an active interest in the University, serving as trustee from 1868 
until 1881. He received from the University the degree of D. D. in 1852, 
also the same degree from Hobart College. 

He was married, August 29, 1838, to Martha C, daughter of Phineaa 
Moulton of Randolph, Vt. He was survived by two sons and three daughters. 

REV. JOSHUA ISHAM BLISS, A. M., D. D. 

Joshua I. Bliss, son of Moses and Sophia (Isham) Bliss, was born in 
Burlington, Vt., November 19, 1830, and died there March 17, 1903. He 
prepared for college in the schools of his city and Shelburne, Vt., and entered 
the University of Vermont in 1849, and graduated A. B. in 1852; received from 
that institution the degree of A. M. in course in 1853 and D. D. in 1885; was 
professor of Rhetoric and English Literature, University of Vermont, 1877-85. 

He taught during 1853-54 in a private school in North Cai'olina. His 
health failing, he travelled, during 1855-56 in Europe, Syria and Egypt; taught 
in Parkersburg, Va., 1857-58. He had for some time studied for the ministry 
of the Episcopal Church; and in September, 1858, was ordained deacon in St. 
Paul's Church, Burlington, by the Right Rev. John H. Hopkins, D. D., Bishop 
of Vermont; was rector of Calvary Church, Jericho, Vt., with Cambridge, also 
under his charge, 1859-1862; the St. Johnsbury Church, 1859. He was ordained 
priest, 1860; was rector of St. Stephen's Church, Middlebury, 1862-63; was 
assistant rector and rector of St. Luk(!'s Church, St. Albans, 1863-69. His 
health again failing, he travelled extensively in Europe, 1869-70. He was for 
a short time in 1870 rector of the church in Ilydevillc; St. Peters Church, 
Bennington, 1871-75; Milton and Georgia Churches, 1875-80; Shelburne, 
1880-85; St. Paul's Church, Burlington, 1885-99. In 1899, on account of 
failing health, he was forced to retire from the active ministiy. At the time 



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of liis ilcath, he was the only jiriest in the Diocese of Vermont near his age, 

who had spent liis whole live in the service of the church in Vermont. He 

was the oldest member of the 
general convention of the chm-ch, 
having been re-elected nine times to 
represent his diocese in the triennial 
assembly of the church. He was for 
many years a member of the standing 
committee of the Diocese of Vermont 
and its president. 

He was greatly interested in edu- 
cational matters; was a trustee of " N. 
U.", 1869-7.5; Vermont Episcopal 
Institute, 1871-1903; chairman of the 
committee on education of the 
General Convention. He was a 
member of the -1 1 and the B K 
Fraternities of the University of 
^'ermont ; Sons of the American Revo- 
lution, Burlington and its chaplain 
for some years. He was a man of a 
singularly sweet and sincere nature, 
of rare refinement and culture; of 
high principle, of unvarying and fine 
grained courtesy and of broad Christ- 
ian sympathies. 
He was married .September 10, 1860 to Ann Eliza Ba.xter, of Burlington, 

Vt., daughter of Carlos Baxter, "N. U." '2.5. She died June 25, 1905; no 

chihh'cn. 




Rev. Joshua Isham Bliss. 



REV. ISAAC PHILLIPS BOOTH, A. M., D.D. 

Isaac P. Booth, son of Isaac Billings and Lydia Olney (Phillips) Booth, 
was born in Union, Conn., September 10, 184.3. He attended the schools of 
his town. He engaged in business from 1864-66. In this last year, he opened 
a private school in White's Corners, N. Y., but was soon elected principal of 
the high school in that town, which position he held until 1868, when he be- 
came principal of the grammar school in Kent, Ohio. Diu-ing his spare time, 
he studied law, and in 1870, was admitted to the bar in Douglass County, 
Ohio. He soon entered the office of M. S. Castle in Cleveland, but not finding 
the profession congenial, he determined to enter the Universalist ministry. In 
1871, he entered St. Lawrence LTniversity at Canton, N. Y., and graduated in 
1874, taking both the classical and theological cour.ses. He was ordained a 
j)astor in the I'niversalist ChvuTh in 1874. His pastorates are as follows: 
Huntington, Long Island, N. Y., 1874-76; Morrisville, Vt., 1876-81; North- 
field, Vt., 1881-93; Morrisville, Vt., 1893-1904; Chester, Vt., 1906-10. He 
served for several years as secretary and financial agent of his denomination in 
Vermont ; and was also for several years a trustee of the Universalist conven- 
tion. In 1904, he j^urchased a farm in StrafTord, Conn., near the home of his 
boyhood, where he has made his residence to date. 



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He has taken great interest in educational matters in the towns where he 
has served as pastor; was professor of Latin and Greek at the University and 
field agent during 1883-86; principal of the Northfield High School, March, 
1888-89, 1891-93; was supervisor of schools, Washington County, Vermont, 
1890-94. He has also served as town superintendent of schools in most of the 
towns, where he has served as pastor; was a trustee of the University during 
1893-1909; received the degree of A. M. from the University in 1884 and D. D. 
in 1901. He is now a member of the school board at StrafTord, Conn., and a 
school visitor. 

He represented Morrisville in the House of Representatives in 1880, and 
Northfield in 1893; also served as chaplain of the House of Representatives 
in 1886. He is a Past Master of DeWitt Clinton Lodge, F. and A. M. of North- 
field; and is now a member of Mt. Vernon Lodge, F. and A. M. and Tucker 
Chapter, R. A. M. of Morrisville; O. E. S., and chaplain of the Grand Lodge, 
several years; honorary member of the ft A Fraternity of " N. U. " ; member of 
the I. O. O. F.; Good Templars; Patrons of Husbandry, Stafford, Conn. 

He was married May 1, 1866, to Julia Eliza Crawford of Stafford, Conn. 
Fourteen children were born to them: Lydia Inez, born May 2, 1868, died 
August 1868; Ernest Victor, "N. U.", '87; Laurens Crawford, born June 1870, 
died August 1870; Alfred Frederic, "N. U." '91; Clarence Henry, "N. U.," 
'94; Louis Phillips, "N. U.", '97; Edwin, "N. U.," '98; Frank Leon, "N. U.," 
'02; Maud Gracebelle, born June 4, 1880, resides Stafford, Conn.; Annie 
Martin, born November 8, 1881, died August 29, 1882; Ralph Alburton, "N. 
U.," '05; Mabel Emelia, born January 3, 1885, resides Stafford, Conn.; Julia 
Blanche, born December 1887, died April 1889; Paul Cyril, born April 4, 1891, 
resides in Stafford, Conn. 

THOMAS JEFFERSON BOYNTON. 

Thomas J. Boynton, son of David F. and Lydia (Roberts) Boynton, 
was born in Westfield, Vt., December 30, 1856. He attended the schools of 
his town and graduated from the State Normal School at Johnson, Vt., in 1878. 
He studied law in 1879, and was admitted to the Lamoille County bar. He 
practiced his profession in Johnson, Vt., until 1885, when he was appointed Post 
Office inspector in charge of the New England Division, which position he 
resigned, June 25, 1889. He then located in Montpelier, and resumed the prac- 
tice of his profession. In November, 1893, he was again appointed post office 
inspector with headquarters in Boston, Mass., where he now resides. 

He is a Democrat in politics, and has held several town offices; repre- 
sented Montpelier in the House of Representatives in 1892, being an influential 
member of that body; was a member of the Democratic State Committee, 
1882-86, and its chairman 1880. He has taken a great interest in the affairs 
of the University, serving as trustee, 1892-99. He is a member of Waterman 
Lodge, No. 83, F. and A. M. 

He was married December 27, 1879, to Hattie L. Story of Johnson, Vt. 
One child has been born to them, Marion J. 

HON. DANIEL AZRO ASHLEY BUCK, A. M. 
Daniel A. A. Buck, eldest son of Hon. Daniel and Content (Ashley) Puck, 
was born in Norwich, Vt., April 19, 1789, and died in Washington, D. C, 
December 24, 1841. He attended the schools of his town and graduated A. B. 



6 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. 

from Middlobury College in 1807; later received the degree of A. M. in course; 
also received the degree of A. M. from Dartmouth College in 1823. 

He was appointed a cadet at the United States Military Academy, Julj' 
9, 1806, and graduated February 23, 1808; was commissioned, second lieu- 
tenant. Corps of Engineers on the same date; served as assistant engineer on the 
construction of the defences of Bedloes Island, New York Harbor, 1808-11; 
resigned his commission, August 31, 1811. He was re-appointed second lieu- 
tenant, 3d United States Artillery, October 17, 1812, but declined the appoint- 
ment; was commissioned captain 31st United States Infantry, a regiment 
composed of Vermonters, April 30, 1813, and served during the War of 1812. 
He served in the campaign of 1813 under Major-General Hampton, being en- 
gaged in the battle of Chatueaugay River, N. Y., October 26, 1813; was honor- 
ably discharged June 15, 1815. He studied law with his father in Chelsea, Vt., 
and practiced his profession in that town, 1811-13, 1815-35. 

He was a Federalist in politics and held many positions. He represented 
Chelsea in the House of Representatices, 1816-22, 1825, 1826, 1829, 1830, 1833- 
35, serving as speaker of the House in 1820-22, 1825-26 and in 1829; was state's 
attorney of Orange County, five years; presidential elector in 1820; was con- 
gressman, 1823-25, 1827-29. 

In 1836, he removed with his family to Washington, D. C, where he 
made his home until his death. He served as clerk of the Indian Bureau of 
the War Department, July 28, 1835 to December 31, 1839; and in the Treas- 
ury Department in 1840. He served as a trustee of the University of Ver- 
mont, 1823-25, 1830-35; and of "N. U." during 183.5-36. He was survived by 
a widow and four children. 

HON. GEORGE NATHANIEL CARPENTER, A. M. 

George N. Carpenter, son of Heman and Harriet S. (Gilchrist) Carpenter, 
was born in Northfield, Vt., January 26, 1840, and died in Brookline, Mass., 
July 8, 1895; was buried in the Elm wood Cemetery, Northfield. He pre- 
pared for college at the Northfield Academy, and graduated A. B. from the 
University of Vermont 1861. 

He enlisted in the 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, January 1862; 
was promoted sergeant-major February 1, 1862; 1st lieutenant, June 1, 1862, 
and captain, August 15, 1862; was discharged July 2, 1864, was commissioned 
captain commissary subsistence, May 18, 1864; mustered out of ser\'ice, June 
21, 1865; served at New Orleans several months in 1864; also served on the staff 
of Gen. R. A. Cameron several months, 1864-65, and was for some time, post 
commissary at Thibodeaux, La. He served as colonel on the staff of Governor 
DilUngham of Vermont, 1888-90. He engaged in newspaper work in Mil- 
waukee, Wis., 1865-67; Chicago, 111., 1867-74; Brooklyn, N. Y., 1874-77. He 
was in the employ of the L^nion Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Portland, Me., 
1877-1881; was agent for the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., of 
Springfield, Mass., 1881-90; manager Eastern Massachusetts District, 1890- 
95. In October, 1877, he moved to Brookline, Mass., where he made his home 
until his death. 

He was a Republican in politics; represented Brookline, Mass., in the 
State Legislatm-e, 1886-91, and was a member of the school committee. He 
took great interest in the University, serving as trustee at the time of his death, 
^nd lecturer on Law in 1881-92; received the degree of A. M. from "N. U," 



SKETCHES OP TRUSTEES. 7 

in 1882; was a member of the A Z U Fraternity. He was the historian of the 
8th Vermont Regiment, andjwrotejts history in 1886, a work of 3.35 pages. 
He also delivered numerous addresses before insurance organizations, several 
being published. He was a tnember of the Unitarian Church and a member of 
the Masonic fraternity; G. A. R.; 8th Vermont Regimental Association; Loyal 
Legion; University Club of Boston; Brookline Thurday Club (Literary); also 
several insurance associations. 

He was married at Amherst, Mass., April 27, 1866, to Agnes Anthea Wil- 
liams, who died June 5, 1893. Five children were born to them: Harriet 
Emeline, born May 6, 1867, resides Brookline; Edward Heman, born March 
28, 1870, resides Castine, Me.; George Channing, born 1871, died in infancy; 
Alice Caroline, born February 28, 1873, resides Brookline, Mass.; Maude Mary 
born 1876, died at an early age. 

THOMAS HAWLEY CANFIELD. 

Thomas H. Canfield, son of Samuel and Mary A. (Hawley) Canfield, 
was born in Arlington, Vt., March 29, 1822, and died suddenly in Lake Park, 
Minn., in January, 1897. He attended the schools of his town and finished 
his preparation for college at the Burr and Burton Seminary, Manchester, Vt.; 
was a student at the Troy, (N. Y.) Episcopal Institute. He entered the 
junior class of Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., in September, 1839; but 
before the completion of his course, was obliged to give up his studies, owing 
to the death of his father. 

He engaged in farming in Arlington until 1844, when he located in Williston, 
Vt., where he engaged in a general mercantile business until 1847. He then 
removed to Biu'lington, Vt., and became a member of the firm of Bradley & 
Canfield, who conducted extensive wholesale stores and ware-houses in Bur- 
lington and owned a line of boats running from New York to Montreal. He 
was interested in many enterprises; organized a telegraph company in 1847, 
and constructed the first line through from Montreal to Troy, N. Y., via 
Western Vermont, sending the first telegram, February 2, 1848; promoted and 
assisted in the construction of the railroad from Burlington to Bellows Falls, 
Vt., via Rutland, (now the Rutland R. R.) in 1849; in company with others 
built the Rutland, Washington, R. R. from Rutland, Vt., to Eagle Bridge, 
N. Y., theOgdensburgand railways in New York and Pennsylvania; served as 
superintendent and president of the Rutland & Washington R. R., 18-52-54. 
His company in the fifties operated a barge line from Bui-lington to Rouses 
Point in New York, thus competing with the Central Vermont R. R. The 
company also operated a line of steam boats from Ogdensburg, N. Y. through 
the (Jreat Lakes. 

In the fifties, he became acquainted with Edwin F. Johnson, " N. U.' ', '25, 
and through his influence, he became interested in the construction of a rail- 
road across the continent by the "Northern Route;" and from this time on, he 
devoted his energies to the furthf^rencc of the great project. In 1852, he built 
the road, now known as the Chicago & Northwestern, from Chicago to St. 
Paul and to Fond du Lac, Wis. During the Civil War, he was assistant general 
manager of transportation for the Government and had charge of the roads 
centering in Washington, D. C. He also assisted in recruiting and organizing 
the First Vermont Cavalry. After the war, he served for some years, as 
superintendent of the steamers on Lake Champlain. 



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He organized in 18G6, a syndicate for the construction of the Northern 
Pacific R. R. of which his friend Edwin F. Johnson, '25, was chief engineer. 
The successful completion of this great railroad was due largely to the un- 
tiring effort of Mr. Canfield. He served as director of this road for several 
years ; was president and director of the Lake Superior & Puget Sound Land 
Co. He made his home for many years at Lake Park, Minn., where he held 
extensive agricultural interests. 

He was at first a Whig in politics and later a Republican and took an 
active part in the campaigns of his party, but refused to hold office. He was 
an active member of the Episcopal Church and attended every convention of 
the diocese for over forty years. He was one of the incorporators and trustees 
of the Vermont Episcopal Institute at Burhngton in 18.54, serving as its treas- 
urer, 1854-92; took an active part in the erection of Bishop Hopkins Hall for 
young ladies. He also assisted in the erection of Trinity Chapel, Winooski 
and the Episcopal Church at Brainerd, Minn.; also furnished sites for churches 
in Moorehead and Lake Park, Minn, Bismark, N. D., and Kalama, Wash. He 
represented the diocese of Vermont at the General conventions of the Church 
held in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1856, in Richmond, Va., in 1859, in New York 
City in 1874, in Boston in 1877 and in Chicago, in 1886. He took an active 
interest in the University, serving as trustee from 1876 until 1884. A number 
of the alumni and past cadets were em])loyed as engineers in his various 
enterprises. 

He was twice married: first, in 1844, to Elizabeth Ann, only daughter 
of Eli Chittenden of Williston. She died in 1848. He was again married in 
1860, to Caroline Amelia, daughter of Rev. John Hopkins Smith, first Episco- 
pal Bishop of Vermont. Five children were born to them: Emi'y; John 
Henry Hopkins, born January 21, 1868, died in Lake Park, Minn., .\pril 17, 
1892; Marian; Flora; Thomas Havvley, born November 15, 1874, r^sid.'s in Lake 
Park, Minn. 

HON. HEMAN CARPENTER, A. M. 

Heman Carpenter, son of Nathaniel and Abigail Morse Carpenter was born 
in Middlesex, Vt., July 10, 1811, and died in Northfield, Vt., January 16, 1884. 
He attended the Washington County Grammar School, Montpelier, Vt. He 
taught school at the Northfield Center, winters of 1833 and 1834. He studied 
/aw with the Hon. William Upham and was admitted to the Washington County 
bar, November, 1836, and to the practice before the United States District 
Court in 1842. He was State librarian, 1832-36. He removed the library 
from the old state house to the new one and catalogued the books. He 
located in Northfield in December, 1837, where he practiced his profession 
until his death. He was identified with many business enterprises in North- 
field; was receiver of the South Royalton Bank in 1858. 

He was at first a Whig in politics and later a Republican. He held many 
town offices; was superintendent of schools many years; represented North- 
field in the House of Representatives in 1847-48; was judge of jirobate, 1849-50; 
selectman, 1852-54; was colonel on the governor's staff, 1847-48; was state's 
attorney Washington County, 1865-66; trustee of the LTnited States Deposit 
money, 1851-52; was marshal for the Washington County at the "Log Cabin' ' 
Convention in Burlington in 1840; state Senator 1870-72; a delegate to the 



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forty-five State conventions and chairman in 1870; was a delegate to the 
National Republican Convention in 1856, 1869 and 1873. 

He took great interest in educational matters; secured the charter for the 
Northfield Academy in 1846 and was one of the most liberal subscribers toward 
the erection of the first building; was a member of its executive committee 
1846-68, serving for some years as its secretary and treasurer. He took a 
great interest in "N. U." and served on the committee of citizens which se- 
cured the location of the University in Northfield; was a trustee 1881-84. The 
University of Vermont conferred upon him the degree of A. M. in 1860. He 
was an active member of the Universalist Church ; served as president and vice- 
president of the Universalist State Convention many years; served as president 
of the Goddard Seminary, Barre, 1868-76. 

He was twice married: first February 14, 1838, to Harriet S. Gilchrist, 
a native of Goffstown, N. H., who died June 21, 1865. Four children were 
born to them: George Nathaniel, born January 26, 1840, trustee, "N. U." 
(q. v.), died July 8, 1895; Caroline Sophronia, born December 20, 1841, 
married Dr. Edwin Porter, (q. v.), died May 30, 1891; Jason Heman, born 
October 10, 1843, died September 14, 1886; Abigail Fidelia, born November 1, 
1849, married Lebbeus Amos Howes, died April 18, 1905. He was again 
married October 16, 1866 to Mrs. Betsey Louise (Nye) Edgerton, of Berlin, Vt., 
who died October 1, 1896; no children. 



HENRY CLARK, A. M. 

Henry Clark son of Hon. Merritt and Laura (Langdon) Clark, was born 
in Middletown Springs, Vt., February IS, 1S29, and died in Rutland, Vt., 
June 25, 1899. In 1841, his 
parents removed to Poultney, 
Vt., where he prepared for 
college; entered the Univer- 
sity of Vermont in 1846, 
and remained two years, re- 
ceiving the honorary degree 
of A. M from that Institution 
in 1867. 

He engaged in mercantile 
business in Poultney in 1853 
67; removed to Rutland, Vt., 
in 1867, where he continued 
to reside until his death . He 
was editor of the Rutland 
Herald, 1867-73; Rutland 
Daily Globe, 1873-77; when 
the two papers were consoli- 
dated. He was a regular 
corresjjondent for the New 
York World, Boston Globe and 
several Vermont papers. He 
was a J^ Republican in poli- 
tics; i was postmaster of Poultney 
Senate, 1861-72. 




Henry Clark. 
185.3-60; secretary of the State 



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He was a member of the Congregational Church; Morning Star Lodge, No. 
37, F. and A. M.; Poultney Chapter, No. 10, R. A. M.; was Grand Secretary 
of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Vermont, 1862-79; was a prominent member 
of the I. O. O. F., and held all the various offices of that order, was Grand 
Master of the Grand Lodge, 1856, president of the Past Grand Masters and 
Past Grand Patriarchs Association; was secretary of the State Agricultural 
Association, 1870-1899. He was much interested in educational matters; 
was trustee of the L'niversity of Vermont, 1871-77; same, Norwich I^niversity, 
1867-80. 

He had more than ordinary literary abihty and was an authority on Ver- 
mont history and genealogy; was a fine presiding officer and an able public 
speaker; was often called upon to deUver addresses before various societies. 

He wrote several articles and historical documents, but his especial ability 
was along newspaper work ; for several years he compiled the Vermont Legisla- 
tive Directory with parliamentary rules; was a member of the "\"ermont His- 
torical and the Rutland County Historical societies. 

He was married November 23, 1853, to Henrietta, daughter of Olcott and 
Maria Sherman of Poultney, who died Januarj- 9, 1893. One child was born 
to them: LilUe, now Mrs. Frederick A. Field of Rutland, Vt. 



COL. ALBERT CLARKE, A. M. 
Albert Clarke, son of Jedediah and Marj' (Woodbury) Clarke, was born 
in Granville, South Hollow, Vt., October 13, 1840,and died at Highgate Center, 

Vt., July 16, 1911, while there attend- 
ing a reunion of the 13th Vermont 
Regimental Association; was buried 
in Rochester, Vt. In 1843, his father 
moved to Rochester "Hollow" where 
he spent his boyhood days. He 
studied at the Rochester Academy, 
and graduated at the Barre Academy 
in 1859. He 'studied law in Montpel- 
ier, and was admitted to the Wash- 
ington count}' bar in 1859. He 
practiced his profession in Montpeher, 
1859-62. 

He enlisted in Company I., 13th 
Vermont Infantry, August 22, 1862; 
was promoted 1st sergeant Company 
1., August 25, 1862; first lieutenant 
Company G., January 22, 1863; was 
mustered out of service, July 21, 
1863. He commanded his company 
at the battle of Gettj'sburg, where 
Col. Albert Clarke. he showed great bravery and captured 

many prisoners and cannon. He was colonel on the staff of Governor 
Dillingham in 1865. In 1866, he removed to St. Albans, Vt., and was editor 
and proprietor of the St. Albans Messenger until 1880; was on the staff of 
the Boston Daily Advertiser, 1883-85; editor and manager of the Rutland 




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tierald, Rutland, Vt., 1886-89; editor Home Market Bulletin, now the Pro- 
tectionist, 1889-1911; secretary of the Home Market Club the largest 
protective tariff association in the United States; July 1889-1911; was presi- 
dent of the Vermont and Canada R. R. Co., 1883-86. 

He was a Republican in politics; represented Franklin County in the Vermont 
Senate in 1874; was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives 
in 1896-98 and was chairman of the committee on ways and means; was a 
delegate to the National Republican convention in 1892; was a member of the 
Unites States Industrial commission, 1899-1902, and its chairman in 1901-1902. 
This commission was composed of five United States Senators, five Representa- 
tives, and nine appointees by the President; it issued nineteen volumes, con- 
taining more than 17, 000 closely printed pages 

He is the author of many addresses and pamphlets. In 1887, Dartmouth 
College conferred upon the honorary degree of A. M.; was a trustee of Norwich 
University, 1899-1903. He took great interest in the G. A. R.; was judge 
advocate general of the G. A. R. in 1897, and vice-president of the Society of 
the Army of the Potomac 1904. He always kept in touch with affairs in his 
native State; was president of the Vermont Association of B(5ston in 1905; 
was president of the Wellesley Club. 

He was married in Rochester, Vt., January 21, 1864, to Josephine Briggs. 
Two children were born to them: Josie Caroline, died in 1879; Mary 
EUzabeth, now Mrs. Samuel Williams, Jr., of Fitchburg, Mass. 



HON. CHARLES CLEMENT. 

Charles Clement, son of Ebenezer and Edith (Rogers) Clement, was born 
in Haverhill, Mass., May 1, 1807, and died in New York City, November 11, 
1893; was buried in the Ever- 
green Cemetery in Rutland. 
In 1813, his parents removed to 
Hartland, Vt., and soon after- 
wards to Woodstock, Vt. The 
subject of this sketch grew up 
in the family of Lyman Mower 
of Woodstock. He engaged in 
business in Bridgewater, Vt. 
until 1835, when he located in 
Evansville, Ind. He later re- 
moved to Alton, 111., where he 
engaged in business until 1842. 
He was a resident of Alton, 
when a Mr. Lovejoy was killed 
for publishing a newspaper ex- 
pressing anti-slavery sentiments. 
This incident created great ex- 
citement throughout the country. 
Mr. Clement served in a com- 
pany of men organized to protect 
Lovejoy and his press. 

In 1842, Mr. Clement re- 
turned to Vermont and settled 




Hon. Charles Clement 



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in Rutland, where he made his home until Jiis death. He was interested in 
many business enterprises. He engaged in quarrying marble in Rutland from 
1852 until 1876. During this time, he became interested in banking and in 
1881, he organized the Clement National Bank of Rutland, serving as its presi- 
dent until his death. He took an active part in promoting the Rutland Rail- 
road and was elected its president in 1883. 

He was one of the most successful business men of Vermont. His name 
was well known and highly regarded in the business circles of the country. 
He never incurred an obhgation he did not fulfill. He was in every sense a 
self made man; was of a retiring disposition, a great reader and always well in- 
formed upon current as well historical events. He took an active interest in 
"N. U.," serving as trustee during 1867-72. He was an active member of 
the Trinity Episcopal Church of Rutland, serving as warden for over forty 
years. He was also one of the trustees of the diocese of Vermont many years. 

He was married in 18.31 to Elizabeth Wood, daughter of Josiah Wood, of 
Sherburne, Vt . Eight children were born to them, four of whom died in infancy. 






5«j"ii 



JOHN PRESTON DAVIS. 

John P. Da\as, son of the Rev. Joel and B. (Danforth) Davis, was 
born in Barnard, Vt., May 10, 1818, and died in Northfield, June 27, 1892. 

He attended the schools of his town 
and the Royalton (Vt.) Academy. 
He began his mercantile career by 
clerking in stores in Tunbridge and 
Sharon, Vt. He located in North- 
field in 18.50, where he made his home 
until his death. He clerked for 
Joseph Denny in his general mer- 
cantile store at Northfield Center in 
1855. In this year, he formed a part- 
nership with Martin S. Adams under 
the firm name of M. S. Adams & 
Co., which continued until 1857, 
when he sold his interests to Mr. 
Adams. He soon opened a general 
mercantile store at the Center, which 
he conducted until his death, meet- 
ing with success; was for some years 
the largest buyer of wool in his 
section of the State. He was identi- 
fied • with many of the business 
interests of Northfield; 
trustee of the Northfield 
holder in the Northfield 




stock 



was a 

Savings 

National 



John Preston Davis. 
Bank for several j'ears, was 
Bank. 

He was a Democrat in politics, but never sought or held office. He took 
a great interest in the University; served on the committee which secured the 
location of the University in Northfield and assisted in raising the money to 
pay for the land and the erection of Jackman Hall; had charge of the grading 
and through his efforts much labor was secured from the farmers of the town 



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and vicinity for the gnuling work; served as trustee and during the first 
twenty years of his incumbency was one of the most active members of the 
board, giving Hberally of his time and money to further the interests of the 
Institution. He was an attendant of the Congregational church. 

He was twice married : first in 1854 to Cahsta Gates of Barre who died in 
1856. One child died in infancy. He was again married December 10, 1858 
to Phoebe Loraine Marsh of North Clarendon, Vt., who died February 4, 
1892. One child: Charles Marsh, "N. U." (q. v.). 



HON. DUDLEY CHASE DENISON, A. B., A. M. 

Dudley C. Denison, son of Joseph Adam and Rachel (Chase) Denison, 
was born in Royalton, Vt., September 13, 1819, and died there, February 10, 
1905. He prepared for college at the Royalton Academy and graduated A. B. 
from the University of Vermont in 1840; later received the degree of A. M.; 
was a trustee of that Institution, 
1862-65. He studied law with 
Judge Marcy, and was admitted to 
the Windsor County bar in May, 
1845. 

He practiced his profession in 
Royalton until his death. He met 
with great success and was one of 
the leading attorneys of the State. 
He was a Republican in pohtics and 
held many offices ; was State senator, 
1853 and 1854; state's attorney, 
Windsor County, 1858-60; repre- 
sented his town in the House of 
Representatives, 1860-63, serving 
on the committee of ways and 
means; took an active part in the 
legislation for the support of the 
war for the Union; was United 
States district attorney for Vermont, 
1864-69; member of Congress, 1875- 
79. He was a director of the 
National Life Insurance Co., of 
Montpelier, Vt., for some years be- 
fore his death. He was a member of the Episcopal church. He took great 
interest in the prosperity of "N. U.," serving as a trustee, 1850-87. 

He was married in Hartland, Vt., December 22, 1846 to Eunice Dunbar of 
that town, who died in Royalton, Vt., November 2, 1873. Seven children 
were born to them: Joseph Dudley, "N. U.," '66; Catherine Amanda, born 
March 25, 1850, married Charles H. Woodward, died June 10, 1889; Elizabeth, 
died in early youth; John Henry, born July 15, 1855 resides in Denver, Col.; 
Gertrude May, born September 22, 1857, resides in Denver, Col.; Edward 
Dunbar, died in infancy; Lucy Dunbar, married E. Waite Elder, resides in 
Denver, Col. 




Hon. Dudley Chase Denison. 



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CHAUNCEY DENNY. 

Chauncey Denny, son of Joseph and Maria (Ellis) Denny, was born in 
Berlin, Vt., April 29, 1842 and died in Northfield, Vt., January 16, 1899. In 
1817, his parents moved to Northfield, where he attended the district school 

and the Northfield Academy; he also 
was for some time a student at the 
Ivimball Union Academy, Meriden, 
N. H. 

Soon after leaving school, he 
began clerking for his brother, 
Edward, in his dry goods store in 
Northfield, and remained in his em- 
ploy until November, 1861, w^hen 
he received an appointment as 
civilian clerk in the commissary 
department, U. S. A.; performed 
active service in the field until July, 
1865, when he returned to North- 
fieki and again worked for his 
brother. In 1866, he purchased 
his brother's interest in the firm 
and continued the business under 
the firm name of C. Denny & Co. 
In 1879, F. W. Dutton, purchased 
an interest in the firm and the busi- 
ness was conducted under the old 
Chauncey Denny. firm name until 1887, when Mr. 

Denny sold out to Mr. Dutton and C. S. Richmond and retired from active 
business. He was very successful in his business enterprises and acquired a 
valuable property. 

He was an active member of the Congregational Church of Northfield, 
serving as deacon, 1880-1899, and superintendent of the Sabbath School a 
nimiber of years. He was much interested in the welfare of the University; 
was elected a trustee in 1890 and served until his death; generously assisted 
the University from time to time and founded the "Chauncey Denny Scholar- 
ship". 

He was married September 10, 1867 to Joanna King of Northfield, who 
survives him and resides in Northfield; no children. 




HON. CHARLES DEM^Y, A. M. 

Charles Dewey, son of Dr. JuUus Yemans and Mary (Perrin) Dewey, 
was born in MontpeUer, Vt., March 27, 1826, and died there, August 31, 1905. 
He prepared for college at the Washington County Grammar School and 
graduated A. B. from the University of Vermont in 1845. 

He was assistant secretary of the Vermont Mutual Fire Insurance Co. of 
MontpeUer, 1845-50, secretary, 1850-71, and a director, 1850-80; was a director 
of the National Life Insm-ance Co., January, 1851, until his death, vice-presi- 
dent, January, 1891-June, 1877, and president June, 1877-1901. He was elected 
a director of the First National Bank on its organization in January, 1865; 



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served as \dce-president, 1878-91; president, 1891-August 31, 1905. He took 
deep interest in educational matters; was a trustee of the Washington County 
Grammar School, 1864-1905 and president of the Board of Trustees, 1879-1905; 
was president of the Alumni Association of the University of Vermont two 
j'ears; was a trustee of " N. U.' ' 1869-75, and treasurer, 1855-59. 

He was a Republican in pohtics and held several offices; was State Sena- 
tor, 1867-69; inspector of State finance, 1882 and 1883, declining re-appoint- 
ment. He was a member of the Episcopal Church; Society of Colonial Wars; 
Sons of the American Revolution; Vermont Historical Society, holding several 
offices in each society. 

He was married May 3, 1848 to Betsey Tarbox of Randolph, Vt., who died 
May 12, 1908. Nine children were born to them: Frances Isabella, born 
February 3, 1849, married Henry E. Fifield, resides in MontpeUer, Vt.; Ella 
Lutheria, born October 29, 1850, married Carroll P. Pithers, died May 30, 
1879; William Tarbox, born September 30, 1852, secretary of the Vermont 
Mutual Fire Insm-ance Co. of Montpelier, died in 1911; Jennie, born May 29, 
1854, married Edward D. Blackwell, resides in Brandon, Vt.; Mary Grace, 
born January 30, 1858, resides in Montpelier, Vt.; George Perrin, born August 
18, 1860, resides in Portland, Maine; Gertrude May, born September, 1862, 
married Frederick J. McCuen, resides in MontpeUer, Vt.; Kate, born August 
31, 1864, married Ernest L. Squire, resides in MontpeUer, Vt.; Charles 
Robert, bom October 27, 1867, died October 4^ 1909. 



JULIUS YEMANS DEWEY, M. D. 

Julius Y. Dewey, son of Simeon 
and Prudence (Yemans) Dewey, was 
born in Berlin, Vt., August 22, 1801, ^^ 

and died in Montpelier, Vt., May 29, 
1877. He attended the schools of 
his town and the Montpelier Acad- 
emy and graduated M. D. from the 
University of Vermont Medical 
College in 1824. 

He practiced his profession in 
Montpelier, Vt., from 1824 until 
1850, when he was appointed general 
agent and examiner of the National 
Life Insurance Co., of Montpelier. 
In 1851, he was elected president of 
the company and held the office until 
his death. He served for some years 
as surgeon of the First R(>giment, 
Vermont State Militia. He was a 
capable business man and acquired 
a valuable property. We quote from 
the "Vermont Watchman" of May 

30, 1877: "He was a man of Dr. Julius Yemans Dewey, 

decided convictions which he nev(;r hesitated to avow and defend; 
courageous and aggressive in everything he undertook, he wrested from 
those who differed from him, a respect for his fearlessness; and his uni- 




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form yiK'ccss won a high regard for his sagacity. He was one of the most 
l)ubUc-spirited of our citizens, and his contributions toward raiboads, chm'ches, 
schools, and hotels were frequent and heavy, and his influence was always 
exerted toward building up Montpelier, a town which he loved. A transpar- 
ently honest man himself, he had a profound hatred of all shams and all frauds 
and he was never backward in denouncing them." He was much interested 
in the University, serving as trustee, 1852-69. He was an active member of 
Christ Episcopal Church of Montpelier, serving as warden, vestrjonan and 
treasurer many years. 

He was married three times: first, June 9, 1825 to Mary Perrin, daughter 
of Zacharah and Mary (Talcott) Perrin; she died September 3, 1843. Four 
children were born to them: Charles, trustee of "X. U." (q. v.); Edward 
Dewey, born March 29, 1829, died in Montpelier, October 26, 1900; George, 
admiral, IJ. S. N., "N. U." 55 (q v.); Mary Perrin, born October 26, 1839, 
married Dr. George Preston Greeley, "N. U." '53. He was married the 
second time August 3, 1845, to Mrs Svisan Edson Taibox of Randolph, Vt., 
who died .September 11, 1854; no children. He was again married March 9, 
1855 to Mrs. Susan Elizabeth (Griggs) Lilley of Worcester, Mass., who died, 
September 5, 1886; no children. 

IIEY. JAMES HENRY EAMES, A. M., D. D. 

James H. Eames, was born in Dedham, Mass., November 29, 1814, and 
tlied in Hamilton Harbor, Bermuda, December 10, 1877. He attended the 
schools of his city and graduated A. B. from Brown University 1839, later 
received the degree of A. M. 

He was ordained deacon in the Episcopal Ministry in 1841, and priest 
in 1842; was rector of the Church of the Ascension, Wakefield, R. I., 1842-46; 
St. Stephens Church, Providence, R. I., 1846-50; missionary for Rhode Island, 
1850-58; travelled extensively in Europe in 1858; rector St. Paul's Church, 
Concord, N. H., 1858-77. 

He served for eighteen years as chaplain at the Asylum for the Insane 
at Concord, N. H.; was a member of the standing committee, of the Diocese of 
New Hampshire, and was for a number of years a delegate to the general con- 
vention. 

He took a great interest in "N. U.," serving as trustee, 1864-77; received 
the degree of D. D., form the ITniversity in 1862; was for some years a trustee 
of the General Theological Seminar}-. 

JOSEPH KEYES EGERTON, A. M. 

Josei)h K. Egerton, son of Ariel and Abigail Proctor (Keyes) Egerton 
w;is born in Northfield, Vermont, October 20, 1828. He attended the pubUc 
and private schools in Quechee, Vt., the Woodstock High School, and Thetford 
Academy. He received the honorary degree of A. M. from Norwich Univer- 
sity in 1909. 

He clerked in Hartford, 1845-49, Brookfield, 1849-50, Northfield, 1850-51; 
engaged in the general mercantile business in Quechee, 1852-61, was post- 
master, 1855-61; Uved in Norwich, 1861-76, and was town agent, town 
treasurer and justice of the peace. 

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agency from 187(1 until 1907, when he retired from active business, and in 1909 
removed from the village to Springvale Farm, East Hill, where he now 
resides. 

He has been a Republican in jiolitics ever since the organization of that 
party. In Northfield, he has been village clerk and treasurer, town clerk, 
auditor and justice of the peace. 

He has taken a prominent place in the Masonic and I. O. O. F., Lodges, 
and other Fraternal orders; was a Son of Temperance in 1849, Good Templar 
from 1877, a Rebekah Degree Lodge 
member since 1884. He was made a 
Free Mason in Woodstock Lodge, 
No. 14, F and A. M., in 1854; be- 
came a member of United Brethren 
Lodge, No. 21, Hartford, in 1861; 
was its Worshipful Master in 1864- 
67; representative to the Grand 
Lodge, 1862-69; was Grand Lecturer 
of the Grand Lodge of Vermont, 
1864-69; is now a member of De Witt 
Clinton Lodge, No. 15, of North- 
field, and of King Solomons Chapter, 
R. A. M. of Montpelier. He was 
made an Odd Fellow in Northfield 
December 25, 1850; was Noble 
Grand of Woodstock Lodge in 1854 
and Northfield Lodge, 1877; mem- 
ber of Eureka Encampment, L O. 
O. F., Northfield in 1879, and its 
chief patriarch in 1881; was a repre- 
sentative to the Grand Lodge and 
Grand Encampment in 1882; Grand 
Scribe, 1884-92 and Grand Patriarch, J°'"p^ ^^^^^ Egerton. 

1892-93; representative to the Sovereign Grand Lodge, at Portland, Oregon, 
1893, and at Milwaukee, Wis., in 1894. 

He has taken an active interest in the Lniversity; was instrumental in 
relieving the Institution from serious financial emban-assment in 1887-90 by 
financing the "Belknap" interest in the University property, and by raising 
funds to meet that obligation. He was clerk of the Corporation, 1887-89. 
He was made a trustee of the University in 1889; was a member of the execu- 
tive committee, 1889-1894, and chairman of the committee on degrees since 
1894. 

He has been married three times: first, December 25, 185(), to Sarah Fran- 
cis Tyler of Claremont, N. H., who died March 3, 1886. I'hey had two chil- 
dren: Edith Keyes, born July 3, 1858, died August 21, 1861, and Frederi(;k Tyler 
"N. U." '87, born July 13, 1862, died March 2, 1887. He was married the 
second time October 20, 1886 to Emily Lois Abbott, of Stockbridge, Vermont, 
who died September 5, 1897. He was again married Dec(>mber 10, 1899, to 
Mary Hickson, daughter of Ri('hard Gregory Hickson, of Wind.sor, Vt., son 
of Sir George Hickson of Castle Gregory, Ireland. 




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REV. CHARLES WESLEY EMERSON, AL D. 
Charles W. Emerson, son of Thomas and Mary (Hewitt) Emerson, was 
born in Pittsfield, Vt., November 30, 1837, and died at MilHs, Mass., Novem- 
ber 30, 1908. His childhood was passed among the picturesque hills of his 
birthplace until 184.5, when his parents moved to a neighboring hillside in 
Stockbridge, Vt. (near Rochester). He attended the schools of Stockbridge 
and received instruction from his father, a well known teacher and Rev. 
Augustus Wing, in thej^higher English, Scientific and Classical studies. He 

completed a course of Theology 
under Rev. Dr. Tjder of Brattle- 
boro, Vt., preaching his first sermon 
at the age of nineteen. 

He was ordained to the minis- 
try by the As.sociation of Congre- 
gational Ministers in Windham 
County, Vt., in 1858. He was 
pastor of churches in Halifax, Vt., 
in 1858-61; Brookfield, Vt., 1861- 
(J5; Xorthfield, Vt., 1865-68; First 
church, Fitchburg, Mass., 1868-73. 
Dr. Emerson was a power in 
the ministry by reason of liis 
moving eloquence, his keen spiritual 
discernment, his unfailing sympathy 
and his spirit of benevolence. His 
churches were crowded with eager 
listeners. He made hundreds of 
converts, raising church societies 
from a condition of decay to that 
of flourishing life. After twenty 
years of effort in this field of work. 
Rev. Charles Wesley Emerson. he was forced by failing health 

to abandon it. He then spent a few months in rest and travel in the British 
Isles. 

Upon his retiu-n home, he entered the University of Pennsylvania and 
graduated M. D. in 1877. He sub.sequently added courses of Law and Ora- 
tory in the Boston University. He was appointed in 1877, lecturer of Vocal 
Physiology and Hygiene in the Boston University School of Oratory; and upon 
the death of its president, Professor Monroe, this department of the L'niversity 
was discontinued. Dr. Emerson perceived that a great work was still to be 
accomplished in the study of Oratory, so drawing about him a few friends, he 
opened a school of Oratory, named in honor of the late Professor Monroe — the 
Monroe Conservatory of Oratory. Later, at the request of the alumni, this 
name was changed to the Emerson College of Oratory. This little school 
grew so rapidly that during the next twenty years it repeatedly outgrew and 
extended its boundaries; and long before Dr. Emerson retired from public 
life, in 1902, it was recognized as the largest school of vocal expression in the 
world. Today Dr. Emerson's disciples are teaching in primary and secondary 
schools, state normal schools, colleges .and universities throughout the United 
States and the British provinces. 




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Dr. Emerson was a broad scholar, a student of both ancient and modern 
philosophy, a bold and independent thinker. He di-ew students around him 
because he had found a philosophy in expression. He made it his mission to 
organize his discoveries so that life should take on a higher form by expressing 
itself rightly. He made the teaching of expression to the pupil and the de- 
velopment of the character of the pupil one and the same. He aimed to lift 
every pupil to a higher plane of living. Evolution comes, he said, from expres- 
sion; the race is what it is today because it has expressed itself. The great 
cathedrals, for example, while examples of the knowledge of art possessed by 
their builders, are also the means by which the race has lifted itself. Art must 
be looked at as the screws put under a building — a means of elevation. 

Charles Molloy has said: "Dr. Emerson was much more than a teacher; 
he was a man of genius, over and above his technical character.' ' The mark 
of genius and nobility was stamped in umnistakable characters upon his face 
and bearing. Meeting Dr. Emerson in person, one was at once struck by the 
sweet simplicity and the gentle dignity of his presence. One knew instinctively 
and beyond question that nothing mean or commonplace had any part in his 
life, and these characteristics were reflected in every word, action or attitude, 
wherever or on whatever occasion the man appeared. Whether on the plat- 
form, in the classroom, on the street or in the home, the serene poise of the 
man, the absolute freedom of any consciousness of self, suggested constantly 
that there was a life consecrated to some high calling. This same dignity of 
presence was a potent power of Dr. Emerson's eloquence, during the twenty 
years, when many Bostonians found his Satm-day noon lecture the loftiest 
sermon of the week. His oratory was marked by those elements which con- 
stitute greatness, simplicity, case, economy, force and authority. He was an 
active friend of the University, serving as trustee from 1893 until 1895. 

He wi-ote many articles for the press of the country. His published works 
are: Evolution of Expression, four volumes, revised edition, 1905; Physical 
Culture, 1892; The Perfective Laws of Art, four volumes, 1890; Psycho Vox, 
1894; Philosophy of Gesture, or Expressive Physical Culture, 1900. 

He was married three times: first in April 1857 to Melvina A. Boutwell 
of Stockbridge, Vt., who died June 22, 1865; one child, Henry Ward, born 
January 17, 1861, died December 25, 1862. He was again married May 9. 1866 
to Muriel C. Durant. He was married the third time September 5, 1888 to 
Susie J. Rogers, a native of Pleasant Mount, Pa., who survives him and resides 
in Millis, Mass. 

MAXWELL EVARTS, A. B. 

Maxwell Evarts, son of Hon. William Maxwell and Helen Minerva (Ward- 
ner) Evarts, was born in New York City, November 15, 1862. He prepared 
for college at St. Paul's school. Concord, N. H. and graduated, A. B. from 
Yale University in 1884. He was for two years a student at the Harvard 
University Law School; and was in 1887, admitted to the bar in New York 
City, where he has practiced his profession to date. He has served as counsel 
for the Union Pacific and Southcsrn Pacific railroads. 

1^ He is greatly interested in agricniltural matters and spends a portion of 
his time at his extensive stock farm in Windsor. Vt. He has been esi)ecially 
active in the Vermont State Fair Association, serving as its president sinc(! its 
inception. He has taken an active interest in the welfare of "N. U." and in 



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1909 was elected a trustee. He has established several prizes at the University 
to encourage horsemanship, and has given liberal aid toward purchasing horses 
for the " N. U." squadron of cavalry. He is a member of the Episcopal church. 
He was married April 23^ 1891, to Margaret Allen Stetson of New York 
City. Five children have been born to them: Margaret Allen, born August 
16, 1892; Mehitable Sherman, born May 17, 1894; Jeremiah Maxwell, born 
January 28, 1896; Mary, born December 26, 1898; Josephine, born August 
16, 1901. 

HON. FRANK LESLIE FISH, A. M. 

Frank L. Fish, son of Frederick Appleton and Sarah Moore (Gates) Fish, 
was born in Newfane, Vt., September 17, 1863. He attended the Leland Gray 
Seminary at Townshend, Vt., and the Vermont Academy at Saxtons River, 
Vt. He taught school for several terms; was principal of the South London- 
derry schools, 1886-87. He studied law with A. E. Cudworth of London- 
derry, 1886-87; with Milon Davidson of Newfane 1887; with Hon. Gaines M. 
Tyler in Brattleboro 1887; and with Judge Levant M. Reed of Bellows Falls 
1888-89. Diu-ing the latter time, he served as register of probate of the 
district of Westminister; also during his residence in Bellows Falls, served as 
local editor of the Bellows Falls Times. He was admitted to the bar in Octo- 
ber, 1889; and in January, 1890, located in Vergennes, Vt., where he has 
practiced his profes.sion to date. 

He is a Republican in politics and has held several positions; was States 
attorney, Addison county, 1891-1900; superintendent of schools of Vergennes, 
1892, and has held this position the greater part of the time since that date; 
was national bank examiner, during 1900-08. He was elected a trustee of the 
University in 1907, and has served to date. In 1911, the University con- 
ferred ui)on liiin the honorary degree of A. M. He is a member of Dor- 
chester Lodge, F. and A. M. of Vergennes; I. O. O. F., and the Knights of 
Phythias. 

He was married ]\Iarch 1.5, 1892, to Minnie Jane Lyon of Waterbury. 
Three (children have been born to them: Sarah Katherine, born October 2, 
1893; Frederick L\on. l)orn October 1, 1895; and Prudence Hopkins, born 
January 24, 1901. 

WVMAN FLINT. 

Wyman Flint, son of John (iardiner and Sarah (Gregg) Fhnt, was born 
in Windsor, N. H., July 11, 1824 and died in Bellows Falls, Vt., December 25, 
1906. He attended the schools of his town and the Antrim, (N. H.) Academy . 
He engaged in the manufacture of furniture in FrankUn, N. H., in 1845; 
and in 1846, he retm-ned to Antrim, where he engaged in the lumber business un- 
til 1853. He then moved to Bellows Falls, Vt., where he made his home until 
his death. He became one of the most prominent business men of that to^NTi; 
engaged in the manufacture of shoe pegs, 1854-62; was associated with his 
brother, John Gardiner Flint in the firm of W. & J. G. Flint, wholesale grocers 
in Milwaukee, Wis., 1858-80, with branch houses in Boston and St. Louis. 
In 1880, in company with A. H. Fisher, he began the manufacture of paper in 
Bellows Falls. In 1882, Mr. Fisher, retired from the firm and he took his sons 
into partnership under the firm name of Wyman Flint and Sons. The company, 



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erected pulp mills at Middlebury and Weybridge, Vt. He was one of the 
incorporators of the Bellows Falls and Saxtons River Street Railway Co., 
November 22, 1892; was one of the trustees of the Oak Hill Cemetery. He 
was at first a Democrat in poUtics and later a Republican ; served as selectman 
in 1867 and 1868. He assisted in the construction of the new Immanuel 
Episcopal church in 1863. He was a member of Hugh de Payens Commandry 
K. T. of Keene, N. H.; and the Westminster Club. He served as trustee of 
"N. U." from 1869 until 1875. 

He was married, July 10, 1848, to Almira Stickney of Bellows Falls, who 
died August 18, 1896. Six children were born to them: Jonas Edward, died 
February 16, 1858; Sarah Louise, resides in Bellows Falls; Anna Laura, married 
Frank A. Mitchell, died in Mainstee, Mich., October 24, 1903 ; Francis Gardiner 
"N. U.," '77, resides in Bellows Falls; Mary Gertrude, married Charles R. 
Elder, resides in Maiden, Mass. ; John Wyman, resides in Bellows Falls, Vt. 



HON. GEORGE MARTIN FISK. 



George M. Fisk, son of David and Sarah (Reed) Fisk, was born in Wol- 
cott, Vt., June 7, 1830, and died in Northfield, Vt., November 8, 1888. In 
1831, his parents removed to WiUiamstown, Vt., and in 1842 to Northfield. 
He attended select school in Berlin, 
Vt. for several terms and was a 
student at the old Northfield Acad- 
emy, 

He studied law with the Hon. 
Heman Carpenter of Northfield, 
1852-54, and was admitted to the 
Washington Co. bar in March 1854; 
continued the study of law in Prof. 
John W. Fowler's law school in 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., April-July 1854. 
Later in the same year, he began the 
practice of his profession in North- 
field, which he continued until a 
short time previous to his death. 
He was a capable business man 
and was identified with many of the 
enterprises of his town. In 1864, he 
built a woolen factory at the depot 
village on the sit(! now occupied by 
Rabidou's lumber mill. He managed 
the mills until the early eighties, '^ 

when he sold out to Mr. Howarth; 

was also largely identified with "°"- ^^°'s« ^'''^t'" ^''^^■ 

the slate industry in Northfield, being the owncM- of the I'nioii Slate 
Company; was a trustee and president of the Northfield Savings Bank, 
1869-81; was for some time largely engaged in the lumber business in Granville. 
He was a very capable lawyer and met with marked success in his profession. 
He was a Democrat in politics and held many town offices; represented the 




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town in the House of Representatives in 1863. He took an active interest in 
"N. U." serving as trustee, 1874-88. 

He was married June 7, 1856, to Jane Elmira Nichols, sister of the Hon. 
George Nichols, trustee of "N. U " (q. v.) Mrs. Fisk died in Northfield in 
April, 1911; no children. 

HON. KITTREDGE HASKINS, A. M., LL. D. 

Kittredge Haskins, son of Asaph and Amelia (Ward ) Haskins, was born 
in Dover, Vt., April 8, 1836. He attended the schools of his town; also re- 
ceived instruction^from a private tutor. He began the study of law with 
. _. Shafter & Davenport in Wil- 
mington, Vt., and was ad- 
1 mitted to the Windham 
I County bar, April 14, 1858. 

He then formed a partnership 

with Charles N. Davenport 

,^' and practiced his profession 

in Wilmington until the 
spring of 1861, when he re- 
tired from the firm and 
located in the village of 
Williamsville, where he con- 
tinued his practice until 
August, 1862, when he en- 
listed in Co. I, 16th Vermont 
Infantry as a private. He 
was commissioned 1st lieu- 
tenant September 20, 1862; 
but owing to a disability in- 
(vu-red, he was forced to 
resign his commission, March 
1'.), 1863. He then served 
to the close of the war as a 
rivilian clerk in the office of 
t he assistant quartermaster 
-^ of United States Volunteers, 
Hon. Kittredge Haskins. doing duty at Brattleboro, 

Burlington, St. Albans and Montpelier, Vt. In 1866, he was elected captain 
of Co.-I, 12th Regiment Vermont Mihtia, and served until the re-organization 
of the militia two years later. He was appointed and served as aide- 
de-camp, with rank of colonel on the staff of Gov. Peter T. Washburn. 

In November, 1863, he removed to Brattleboro, where he has been in 
active practice of his profession, except during the war and while he was in 
Congress. He was early admitted to the bar of the United States Courts of 
Vermont; and in 1883 was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the 
United States. He was at first a Democrat in pohtics, but in 1861, joined the 
Republican party and has acted with it ever since. He has held many posi- 
tions of trust; served as justice of the peace to date; states attorney of Windham 
County, 1870-72; represented Brattleboro in the House of Representatives, 
1872-74, 1896-1900, serving as speaker in 1898-1900; was State senator in 




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1892-94; was United States district attorney for Vermont from October, 1880 
to June 1887; was chairman of the Vermont Board of Commissioners to estab- 
hsh the boundary line between that State and Massachusetts, 1892-1900; 
served on the RepubUcan State Committee, 1869-72; chairman of the Republi- 
can Committee for the Second Congressional District, 1876-84; was representa- 
tive in Congress of the Second Congressional District, March 4, 1901 -March 4, 
1909, served on the following committees: Elections, Agriculture, Labor, 
and was chairman of War Claims. On December 1, 1910, he was aj^pointed 
by Governor John A. Mead, judge of municipal court of Brattleboro, which 
office he resigned February 1, 1911, having been appointed postmaster of 
Brattleboro, Vt., January 21, 1911, which office he now holds. 

He is a member of St. Michael's Episcopal church of Brattleboro, serving 
for many years as vestryman and senior warden. He was elected one of the 
lay deputies to the General Convention of his church, which met at Chicago, 
111., in 1886, New York, in 1889, Baltimore, in 1892, Richmond, Va., in 1907, 
and Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1910. He is a 33 degree Mason and has held the 
offices of Grand Commander of Knights Templar, CJrand High Priest of Royal 
Arch Chapter, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge, and Lieutenant Commander 
of Vermont, the Consistory of the Scottish Rite Masons. He is a member of 
the G. A. R., Loyal Legion, and Sons of the American Revolution. He has 
taken a deep interest in the welfare of "N. U.," served as trustee from 
1874, until 1887, and from 1898 to date. The University conferred upon 
him the degree of A. M. in 1873 and LL. D. in 1907. 

He was married July 1, 1860, to Esther Maria, daughter of Maj. Adna B. 
Childs of Wilmington, Vt.; one child, a son, who died in 1864. 

HON. WILLIAM HEBARD. 

William Hebard was born in Windham, Vt., November 29, 1824, and died 
in Chelsea, Vt., October 22, 1875. He received an academic education. He 
studied law with William Nutting of Randolph, Vt., and was admitted to the 
Orange County bar in 1827. He practiced his profession in East Randolph, 
Vt., from 1827 to 1845, when he removed to Chelsea, Vt., where he continued 
his practice until his death. 

He was a Repubhcan in poUtics and held many offices. He represented 
Randolph in the House of Representatives four years, and Chelsea, five years; 
was State senator 1836-38; States attorney, 1832-36; judge of probate in 1838, 
1840 and 1841; judge of the Supreme Court of Vermont, 1842-44; member of 
Congress, 1848-52; was a delegate to the National Rci)ublican Convention, 
that nominated Abraham Lincoln for president; was an active friend of the; 
University, serving as trustee, 1856-72. 

He was married September 12, 1830, to Ehzabeth Stockwell lirowii. A 
son, William was a cadet at the University in the class of 1864. 

REV. WILLIAM SKINNER HAZEN, A. M., D. D. 

William S. Hazen, son of Austin and Lucia (Washburn) Hazen, was born 
in Hartford, Vt., August IS, 1836. lie prepared for college at th(> Underbill 
(Vt.) Academy at the Washington County (Vt.) Grammar School, and the 
Royalton (Vt.) Academy. He graduated A, B, from the University of Vermont 



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in 1858; and received tlie decrees of A. M., and D. D. from that Institution in 
1S(U and 1S91, respeetively. 

■ He was student at 

tlie Andover (Mass.) The- 
ological Seminary, 1860- 
63. He was ordained 
a Congregational Clergy- 
man in that town in 1863, 
and in the same year be- 
came pastor of the Con- 
gi-egational Church in 
Xorthfield, where he re- 
mained until his resigna- 
tion in 1905. He has 
been for many years a 
warm friend of the Uni- 
versity; was elected a 
trustee in 1894, serving 
until 1905. He is a mem- 
ber of the Vermont His- 
torical Society. In 1905, 
he removed to Beverly, 
Mass., where he has made 
his home to date. 

He has been twice 
married: first, September 
Rev. William Skinner Hazen. 6, 1866, to Martha Ann 

Merrill of Providence, R. I., who died August 28, 1874. Two children 
were born to them: William Merrill, born July 30, 1873, died September 7, 
1873; Martha Merrill, born August 25, 1874, resided in Beverly, Mass. He 
was again married in Xorthfield, \t., October 12, 1882, to Laura EUza 
Maxham, a native of Randoljjh, Vt.' 




HON. JOHN WHITE HOBART. 

John W. Hobart, .son of Thomas and Mary (Packard) Hobart, was born 
in Randolph, Vt., August 23, 1829. 

He attended the Orange County Grammar School, Randolph, Vt., and 
the Thetford, (Vt.) Academy. He worked for some time on a farm and in 
1846, located in Bo.ston, Mass., where he clerked for a short time. In 1847, he 
entered the employ of the Vermont Central R. R., as a clerk. In 1849, on 
the completion of the road to Montpelier, Vt., he was appointed station agent 
at that point, and held the position until March, 1859, when he was appointed 
master of transportation of the road. In 1864, he was promoted general 
freight agent and in 1873, general superintendent. In 1883, he was made 
general manager of the Central Vermont system, holding the position until 
June 1, 1891, when owing to ill health, he was forced to resign the position. 
He was one of the best known railroad men of his time and refused many tempt- 
ing offers to a.ssume the management of other roads. He also served for some 
time as president of the Ogdcnsbui-g and Lake Champlain R. R. He was a 



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Republican in politics ; served as a member of the State Constitutional Conven- 
tion in 1870; was a prominent Mason, serving for some time as district deputy 
Grand Master. He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal church. He served 
as trustee of " N. U.,' ' for some time. 

He was married, January 18, 1853, to Marj' Jane Howe of Royalton, Vt. 
One child, Norman Lyman, resides in St. Albans, Vt. 



COL. GEORGE WHITE HOOKER. 

George W. Hooker, son of Samuel Smith and Esther (White ) Hooker, was 
born in Salem, N. Y., February 6, 1838, and died — . At an early age, his 
parents removed to Londonderry, Vt., where he attended the public schools; 
also attended the West River (Vt.) Academy. He clerked for some years in 
Londonderry and Bellows Falls; and in 1860, he went toJ^Boston, Mass., 
as a travehng salesman. 

On the breaking out of the Civil --' ^~~ ^ 

War, he offered his services to the 
state of Vermont. He enlisted in 
Co. F, 4th Vermont Infantry, August 
6, 1861 as a private; was promoted 
sergeant-major, December 18, 1861; 
2d lieutenant, Co. E, April 21, 1862; 
1st lieutenant and assistant adjutant- 
general, July 31, 1864, and served on 
the staff of Gen. E. H. Stoughtor 
and Gen. George J. Stannard; was 
brevetted major and lieutenant- 
colonel of volunteers, November 4, 
1865 for "gallant and meritorious 
service"; was mustered out of service 
January 4, 1866. 

After the war, he returned to 
Boston and traveled in the Eastern 
and Western States, until the spring 
of 1876, when he became a partner 
in the firm of William Belden & 
Co., bankers and brokers in New 





Col. George White Hooker. 



York City. In the same year, he located in Biattlel)oro, Vt., where he made 
his home until his death. 

He was a Repul)lican in politics ;uid held many jiositions; was a delegate- 
at-large to the National Rejjublican Convention in ('hicago; and in the same 
year, he became a member of the Rej)ublican committee; represented Brattle- 
boro in tlu; House of Representatives in 1880 and 1882; was sergeant-at-arms 
of the National House of Representatives, 1881-83; was department commander 
of the G. A. R. of Vermont in 1879 and 1880; was colonel and chief of staff, 
1878-80. He was an active fri<>nd of "N. IJ.," serving as trustee from 1882 
until 1889. 

He was married, January 28, 1868 to Minnie G., daughter of James and 
Lone (Ryan) Fiske of Brattleboro. One son, James Fiske, born in New York 
City, May 1, 1873, resides in Schenectady, N. Y. 



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MAJ.-GEX. OLIVER OTIS HOWARD, U. S. A., A. M., LL. D. 

Oliver O. Howard, son of Rowland Bailey and Eliza (Otis) Howard, 
was born in Leeds, Me., November 8, 1830, and died in Burlington, Vt., 
October 26, 1909. He was prepared for college at Monmouth and Yarmouth, 
(Maine,) Academies and entered Bowdoin College. Maine, in 184G, graduating 
A. B. in 1850. 

He entered the United States r^Iilitary Academy at West Point in 1850, 
and graduated fourth in general standing in 1854; was promoted 2d lieutenant 
United States Ordnance department; was stationed at Watervliet Arsenal, 
N. Y., 1854-55; was in command Kennebec Arsenal, Me., 1855-56; was chief of 
ordnance on the staff of General Harney in the campaign against the Seminole 
Indians, 1856-57; instructor. Mathematics, West Point, 1857-61; resigned his 
commission in 1861, and was made colonel of the 3d Maine Volunteers, orga- 
nized the regiment, and was assigned to McDowells command in Virginia; 
commanded his brigade composed of the 3d, 4th and 5th Maine and 2d Ver- 
mont Regiments of Volunteers and took part in the first battle of Bull Run; 
was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers, September 3, 1861, and 
commanded his brigade in all operations in the sjjring of 1862; was in com- 
mand of the expedition of Rappahannock ser\'ing with much credit; then in 
McClellan's army in the battles of Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Fair Oaks; 
in this last battle he was twice wounded in his right arm which necessitated 
the amputation of the arm; was on leave two months, spending the time raising 
troops in Maine; commanded his brigade at the second battle of Bull Run; at 
the battle of .Antietam, where General Sedgwdck was wounded and the com- 
mand of the 2d Division,2d Corps, devolved upon him; commanded this division 
in the battle of Fredericksburg; was in command of the 2d Corps at different 
times during the winter of 1862-63; was promoted major-general of volunteers, 
November 29, 1862. 

In April 1863, he was assigned to the command of the 11th Army Corps 
which he commanded in the battle of Chancellorsville, and at the battle of 
Gettysburg, where he distingiiished himself, especially in command of the 
first day 's fight. The credit of selecting the field for the battle belongs to him. 
His corps was assigned to the Army of the Cumberland and he commanded it 
in the battle of Wauhatchie, October 28, 1863; in the battles of Missionary 
Ridge, December 24 and 25, 1863, and to the reUef of Nashville. He was 
assigned to the command of the 4th Army Corps and took part in and per- 
formed conspicuous duty in all the battles of the succeeding Atlanta cam- 
paign. After the battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864, he was placed in command 
of the Army of the Tennessee, and for his conspicuous gallantry at the battle 
of Ezra Chuix-h, July 28, 1864 in wliich he conunanded alone, was brevetted a 
major-general in the regular army, March 13, 1865. In the Sherman's famous 
"March to the Sea" through Georgia and the CaroUnas, he commanded the 
right wing (The Army of the Tennessee) of Sherman's Army, participating in 
many battles and the final surrender of General Johnston's Army. For his 
gallant capture of Fort McAllister in the taking of Savannah, Ga. December 
21, 1864, General Howard was made a brigadier-general in the Regular Army. 
On May 12, 1865, he was assigned to the War Department in \^'ashington and 
placed in command of the Bm-eau of Refugees, Freedom and Abandoned Lands, 
which position he held for seven years, meeting with great success, in caring 
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He was sent in 1872 by General Grant to make peace with the Chiricahua 
Apaches and settle difficulties with other tribes in Arizona and New Mexico. 
This important work was accomjilished without arms. He was in command 
of the Department of the Columbia, August 1874-S0,bringing two Indian Wars 
the Nez Perce War in 1877, and the Piutt and Bannock in 1878 to a successful 
conclusion after much hard fighting. He also, in the spring of 1879, conquered 
the "Sheep-Eaters" Indians, and placed them at work in Vancouver and the 
children in school. In December, 1880, he was detailed as superintendent 
of the United States Military Academy at West Point, which position he held 
two years, meeting with marked success. 

He was in command of the Department of the Piatt, with headquarters 
in Omaha, 1882-86; was promoted major-general U. S. A. March 19, 1886; was 
in command of the MiUtary Division of the Pacific, 1886-88; Military Division 
of the Atlantic and the Department 
of the East, 1889-94; retired from 
active military service, November 
8, 1894. In 1898, during the 
Spanish-American War, he was con- 
stantly in the field in the interest 
of the Y. M. C. A., visiting the 
camps in Chickamauga, Mobile, 
Ala., Tampa, Fla., and Santiago, 
Cuba. 

He took an active interest 
in educational matters, founded 
Howard University at Washington, 
D. C; was instrumental as com- 
missioner of the Freedmen's Bureau 
in establishing Hamptons Institute, 
Atlanta University, Fisk University 
at Nashville, Tenn., Straight 
University and many others for 
the colored race. He was trustee of 
several of these at various times. 
His last important educational work 
was the founding of the Lincoln 
Memorial University at Cumberland Maj.-Gen. Oliver Otis Howard. 

Gap, Tenn. in 1895; he raised large sums of money for that insti- 
tution and was managing director and president of the board at the 
time of his death. In 1897, at the request of General Dodge, his old 
comrade and associate of the Civil War, he visited "N. U." and investigated 
the needs of the University. He raised the money to buy much needed land 
to increase the area for drill purposes. He was elected a trustee in 1895, and 
served as such imtil his death, taking an active interest in the welfare of the 
University. 

He spent the winter of 1894-95 in Portland, Oregon, writing parts of his 
autobiography. He wrote the following works: Donald's School Days; Henry 
in the War; Nez Perces Joseph or Nez Perces in Peace and War, published 
by Lee and Shcpard, Boston; Agcnor de Gasparin a biographical sketch partly 
a translation, Putnam Sons, New York; General Taylor in the Great Com- 




28 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. 

mander Series, D. Appleton & Co., New York; Isabella of Castile, ahiography, 
Funk & Wagnalls, N. Y.; Fighting for Humanity, F. Neely & Co., X. Y.; 
My Life and Expei-ience Among the Hostile Indians, Worthington & Co., Hart- 
ford; Autobiography, two volumes (1906), The Baker & Taylor Co., New York; 
Indian Chiefs I Hare Known, (Boys book), Century Co., New York; a series 
of monographs published extensively in the National Tribune, Washington, 
D. C. He wrote many articles for the United States Military Service Jour- 
nal, and for the various magazines and newspapers of the country. He was 
a popular lecturer and presented many lectures on the lives of the great 
Army Commanders and the campaigns and battles of the Civil and Indian 
Wars. He drew audiences of 500 to 3000 people even to the last week of 
his life. 

General Howard was the recipient of many honors. The Medal of Honor 
was conferred upon him by Congress for his gallantry in the battle of Fair 
Oaks; received the thanks of Congress, January 28, 1864 for his conspicuous 
work at Gettysburg; received the decoration of the Legion of Honor from the 
President of France, when on temporary duty attending the French manoeuvers 
in 1884; received the degree of A. M. in course from Bowdoin in 1849 and IjL.D. 
in 1865. This last degree vv?s conferred upon him by Waterville, (Me.) Col- 
lege in 1865, Gettysburg Theological Seminary in 1866, Shuryliffe College 
Indiana, 1865. He was a member of the G. A. R., Society of Colonial Wars, 
Loyal Legion, G. A. R., Army of the Tennessee, Army of the Potomac, Ameri- 
can Tract Society, American Bible Society, American Temperance Society, 
Union I^eague clubs of New York and Philadelphia, Algonquin Club of Bur- 
lington and the First Congregational Church of Burlington, serving as a mem- 
ber of its Standing Committee. In 1895, he moved to Burlington, Vt., where 
he made his home until his death. 

He was married February 14, 1855, to Elizabeth Ann Waite of Portland, 
Me., who died in Burlington, Vt. Seven children were born to them: Guy, 
born December 15, 1855, major U. S. A., killed in action P. I., October 22, 
1899; Grace, born June 22, 1857, married Capt. James Gray, resides in 
Portland, Oregon; James Waite, born December 1, 1860, C. E. and Col. 
N. J. N. G., resides in Newark, N. J.; Chancey Otis, born May 3, 1863, resides 
in Washington, D. C; John, born June 16, 1866, captain United States 
Army Manila, P. I.; Harry Stinson, born July 25, 1869, lawj-er, resides in 
Burlington, Vt.; Elizabeth Howard, born, September 19, 1871, mai-ried 
Joseph Bancroft, resides in Wilmington, Del. 

HON. AUGUSTUS PINGRY HUNTON, A. M. 

Augustus P. Hunton, son of .\riel and Polly (Pingry) Hunton, was born in 
Groton, N. H., February 23, 1816, and died in Bethel, Vt., June 20, 1911. In 
1818, his parents removed to Hyde Park, Vt., where he attended the public 
schools. He finished his academic education at the Johnson (Vt.) academy. 
He studied law and was admitted to the bar in Montpelier, Vt., in April, 1837. 

He practiced his profession in Stockbridge, Vt., 1836-37; Bethel, Vt., 
1837-47; Chelsea, Vt., 1847-48. In this last year, he returned to Bethel, Vt., 
where he made his home until his death. In 1875, he formed a partnership 
with Hon. W. B. C. Stickney, under the firm name of Hunton & Stickney, 
and continued in the practice of his profession until his death. He was the 
oldest and one of the best known attorneys of the State. 



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He was a Republican in politics and held many positions. He repre- 
sented Bethel in the House of Representatives in 1849, 1854, 1859-S2; served 
as speaker of the House in 1860 and 
1861; was State senator in 1856-57; 
was a member of the State Republican 
Convention in 1864, serving on the 
committee of resolutions; was a dele- 
gate to the National Republican 
Convention held in Chicago in 1864, 
which re-nominated Abraham Lincoln 
for the Presidency. During 1860-64, 
he was superintendent of recruiting 
for Windsor County, being distin- 
guished for his faithful, honest and 
patriotic work in those trying times. 

He was an active friend of the 
University, serving as trustee from 
1862 until December 17, 1867. He 
was a member of the Union Society 
of the Civil War. He received the 
degree of A. M. from the University 
of Vermont in 1847, and from Dart- 
mouth College in 1859. 

He was married April 29, 1849, 
to Caroline Paige of Bethel, Vt., 
who died May 8, 1884. Two chil- 
dren were born to them: Mary, Hon. Augustus Pir.gry Hunton. 
born April 25, 1851, married Hon. William B. C. Stickney, resides in Bethel, 
Vt.; Albert, born June 20, 1853, died July 18, 1864. 




HON. WILLIAM BARNABAS MAYO, M. D., A. M. 

William B. Mayo, son of Barnabas and Mary (Howes) Mayo, was born 
in Moretown, Vt., January 3, 1854. He attended the public and select schools 
of his town, and graduated from the State Normal School at Randolph, Vt., 
in January, 1874. During 1873-74, while a student at Randolph, he studied 
medicine with Dr. L. A. Noyes. In 1874, he matriculated at the New York 
Homeopathic Medical College in New York City; continued the study of 
medicine with Dr. James Haylett in Moretown, during 1874-75, and with 
Dr. Homer C. Brigham in Montpelier in 1876; graduated with the degree of 
M. D., from the Homeopathic Medi(!al College on March 8, 1877. 

Ho began the practice of his profession in Northfield on April 16, 1877, 
whic'h he has continued to date. He has met with marked success in his 
professional labors. He served as Ignited States P(>nsi<)n I'lxaininer for Wash- 
ington County during 190)5-07. He has been identified with iiiaiiy bvisiness 
enterprisers in Northfield. He purchased the old Govcrrnor I'aine Blo(;k on 
May 15, 1894, and in the next year moved it around to face East Street, and 
thoroughly repaired it. On May 14, 1899, this building burned; but with his 
characteristic en(M'gy he at once took stei)s to rebuild. In 1S99, h<> bought 
the site of the old Northfield House, which was burned in March, 1879, and 
began the laying the foundations for a new building. During 1900-01, he 



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built the Cardel block and the Armoiy, and from August 2, 1901 to December 
1902 completed the "Mayo building." In 1905, he built the new "Paine 
block" on East Street. He has served as director of the Xorthfield Trust 
Co., since its organization in 1908. He has taken great interest in educational 
matters; served on the school board during 1882-86. In Jime, 1885, he was 

elected a trustee of the University 
and has served to date; has been 
for several years a member of the 
Executive Committee of the Uni- 
versity. In 1884, he was instru- 
mental in seeming the first State 
aid in granting scholarships to 
"X. U."; received the honorary de- 
gree of A. M. from the University 
in 1910. 

He is a Democrat in politics 

and has taken a prominent part in 

affairs of his party; has served for 

many years as a [delegate to the 

county and State conventions from 

Xorthfield; was chairman of the 

county committee several years; 

was a village trustee in 1884 and 

1898; represented Xorthfield in the 

House of Representatives in 1884- 

86, 1886-88 and 1900-02; was his 

Party's candidate for secretary of 

state in 1888; was State senator, 

Hon. WiUiam Barnabas Mayo. 1902-04. He is a member and 

Past Master of DeWitt CUnton Lodge, F. and A. M.; Conversational 

Club; AI n Fraternity. He is a member of the Vermont Medical Society, 

serving as secretary, treasurer and president. 

He was married February 13, 1873, to Emma L. Lynde of Williamstown, 
Vt. Four children have been bom to them: Ralph Lynde, born August 16, 
1879, died March 19, 1881; Paul Henry, born April 22, 1882, died January 13, 
1886; Max Harvey, born July 23, 1886, died September 22, 1886; Daniel, born 
Xovember 9, 1889, died in infancy. They have two adopted children: Gladys 
Crane, born August 30, 1895; Robert John, born December 20, 1896. 

CAPT. JOHX LUTHER MOSELEY. 

John L. Moseley, son of John and Lydia Carrol (Knight )Moseley, was 
born in Xorthfield, Vt., March 4, 1840. He attended the Orange County 
Grammar School at Randolph and the X'orthfield Academy. In the spring of 
1860, he began work in the meat market of the late Capt. W. H. Boynton, 
where he remained until April 18, 1861, when he enUsted in Captain Boyn- 
ton 's Company, Co. H, 1st Vermont Infantry. He was discharged in August, 
and in October enlisted in the 7th Vermont Infantry. In June, 1862, he was 
elected 1st lieutenant Co. K.; was mustered into the United States Service 
February 12, 1863; was promoted captain in January, 1864 and assigned to 
Cq. K. He served with his regiment with distinction in the Department of 




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the Gulf, until he was mustered out of service, April 14, 1866. On his return 
hor:e, he formed a partnership in the meat business with Captain Boynton, 
under the firm name of Boynton & Moseley. In 1885 on the death of Cap- 
tain Boynton, he assumed full con- 
trol until 1891, when he retired from 
active business. 

He is a Republican in politics 
and has held many offices in the 
town and village. Was selectman 
for ten years and for a number of 
years chairman of the board. He 
was State senator, 1906-08, and 
served on several important com- 
mittees. He is an active member of 
the Congregational Church of 
Northfield; member of DeWitt 
Chnton Lodge, F. and A. M.; an 
active member of the G. A. R., be- 
ing commander of Boynton Post 
and its adjutant several years; 
member of the Loyal Legion; trus- 
tee of "N. U.," 1898 to date; 
trustee of the Northfield Savings 
Bank, 1900 to date. 

He has been married twice: 
first October % 1864 at Springfiekl, 
Mass. to Clara Ann Boynton of 




Capt. John Luther Moseley. 



Pepperill, Mass., who died August 24, 1904. Three children were born to 
them: Riley Boynton, in November 8, 1867, died September 7, 1876; Harry 
Chester, "N. U." '95; John Pool, "N. U." '99. He was again married Octo- 
ber 17, 1905 to Mrs. Augusta M. (Gold) Morse of Northfield, Vt. 



EDWIN PORTER, A. B., M. D. 

Edwin Porter, son of Dr. Benjamin and Sophia (Fullerton) Porter, was 
born in Northfield, Vt., April 24, 1826, and died there March 19, 1908. He at- 
tended the district school at the "Center," a select school conducted by Rev. 
Calvin Granger; the Orange County Grammar School, Randolph, Vt.; thelvim- 
ball Union Academy in Meriden, N. H., and the Washington County Grammar 
School, Montpelier, Vt. He entered the University of Vermont in 1846, and 
graduated A. B. in 1850. During his college course, he taught school winters. 
He began the study of medicine with his father in 1850 and was for a time a 
private student of Professor Peaslee of Dartmouth. He then entered the Dart- 
mouth Medifial College and graduated M. D. in 1854. 

He then began the practice of his profession in Northfield, which he con- 
tinued until his death. In 1854, he formed a partnership with George Tucker, 
'47, and engaged in the drug business until Mr. Tucker withdrew from the 
firm. Dr. Porter continued in the business until 1894, when he sold to Dr. 
J. H. Judkins, '90. He met with mark(!d success in his profession and in his 
many business ventures, acquiring a valuable property. He was an active 
friend of the University, serving as trustee from 1884 until his death. 



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He was a Democrat in politics, but never held office. Was a member of 
the Congregational church; the Northfield Conversational Club and its pres- 
ident three years: the Vermont Medical Societ}^ 

He was married in 1867, to Caioline Sophronia, daughter of Hon. Heman 
Carpenter, (q. v.). Mrs. Porter died in 1891. 



CAPT. HENRY VILLIERS PARTRIDGE, A. M. 

Henry V. Partridge, son of Capt. Alden Partridge, U. S. A., the founder 
of "N. U." and Anna Elizabeth (Swazey) Partridge, was born in Norwich, 
Vt., September 10, 1839. He attended the public schools, and the Bristol 
College, Bristol, Pa., founded by his father in 18.53. He read law in the office 
of J. C. Crooker, '43, Mendota, 111., 1859-60, and in the office of L. D. Wet- 
more, Warren, Pa., December 1860 to April 1861. 

On the breaking out of the Civil 
^^'ar, he oiTered his services to the 
State of Pennsylvania, and entered 
the service as 1st lieutenant of 
the "Warren Guards," which sub- 
sequently became Co. H., 39th 
Pennsylvania \'olunteers, (or 10th 
regiment P. R. V. C, McCall 's Divi- 
sion) ; was commissioned captain 
of same company, August 15, 1861; 
was discharged for disability, July 6, 
1862. During June-May 11, 1864, 
he rendered valuable aid in a.ssisting 
the wounded soldiers to the North- 
ern hospitals, receiving the thanks 
of J. M. M. Cuyler, then acting 
medical inspector-general, for his 
(efficient ser\'ices. 

He served as attorney for the 
I'nion Paper Collar Co. of New 
York City, June 1861-June 30, 
1872. He is a Democrat in politics; 
Capt. Kenry Villiers Partridge. represented Norwich in the House 

of Rei)res('ntatives, 1882-84; was elected justice of the peace, Norwich, 
but declined the office. He has served as trustee of the Dartmouth Savings 
Bank since January 3. 1888, and has been for several years one of its 
auditors. He has taken niucli interest in the University and has served as 
trustee from 1895 to date. In 1902, the University conferred upon him the 
degree of A. M. He was the joint editor with M. E. Goddard of the History of 
Norwich, 17., published in 1905; has servfnl for some years as president of the 
Norwicli l.ihraiA' .Association. 




HON. FRANK PLUMLEY, A. M., LL D. 

Frank Plumley was born in Eden, Vt., December 17, 1844. He attended 
the schools of his town and the People's Academy, Morrisville, Vt. In 1864, 
he went to Lamoille, 111., where b" both taught and attended school. In 1866, 



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he returned to Vermont and studied law with Powers & Gleed in Morrisville, 
Vt., until 1867, when he entered the University of Michigan Law School, re- 
maining one year. While pursuing his law studies, he also took a special 
course in the Literary department of the I^niversity. 

After three years of professional training, he was admitted to the Lamoille 
county (Vt.) court in May, 1869. In June of the same j'ear, he began the 
practice of his profession in the office of Hon. Heman Carpenter (q. v.) of 
Northfield, and in January, 1870, he formed a partnership with Judge Car- 
penter, under the firm name of Carpenter & Plumley, which tei'minated in 
1876 by mutual consent. Since which time, he has continued his practice in 
Northfield. During 1878-80, he 
was in partnership with Cyrus M. 
Johnston, "N. U.", '73; 1880-91, 
with Frank R. Bates, "N. U., '73. 
In 1903, he formed a partnership 
with his son, Charles Albert, 
"N. U.", '96 which continues. 
Judge Plumley has met with marked 
success in his law practice, being 
considered one of the foremost 
lawyers of the State. He has been 
connected with many of the most 
noted law cases of the State: Carr, 
Meaker, Marsh, and Buzzell miu'der 
trials, the Mills et al, and Seaver 
incendiary trials, appearing for the 
State in each and securing con- 
victions in all. He successfully 
defended in the exciting Wales 
arson case and in the cases of Mil- 
dred Brewster charged with murder, 
Wilson, "the Spotter" in Windsor 
County, where the charge was 
manslaughter, and was for the de- 
fense in the trial of Charles Doherty, 
Lawrence charged with murderous assault. 

He is a Republican in politics and has taken an important part, in the 
affairs of his party in the State and Nation. He has held many positions; 
served as states attorney of Washington County, 1876-80; represented North- 
field in the House of Representatives in 1882, serving on the judiciary com- 
mittee and the committee on the insane; was State senator in 1894, serving 
as president pro tempore, also on the ('ommittee of the judiciary rules and as 
chairman of the joint committee on temperance. He was chairman of the 
Republican State Convention in 1886; and delegate-at-large to the National 
Republican Convention in Chicago in 1888, serving on the committee 
on i)latform. He was United States district attorney of Vermont, 1889-94; 
was appointed second member of the Vermont Court of Claims in 1902; was 
elected (ihief judge in 1904, and re-elected in 1906, holding the ofiw.c until 
1908. He was ai)pointed, by President Rooscvc^lt in 190;^, umpire of the mixed 
commissions of Great Britain and Venezuela, and Holland and Venezuela 




Hon. Frank Plumley. 
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34 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. 

sitting in Caracas. He performed this delicate office with marked abiUty 
and to the entire satisfaction of the countries interested. He was later selected 
by France and Venezuela as umpire in the French-Venezuelan mixed commis- 
sion, which sat at Northfield, in 1905. He was elected to the United States 
Congress from the Second (Vt.) District in September, 1908, and was re-elected 
in 1910. He served on the committees of Agriculture, War Claims and Rail- 
ways and Canals in the 61st Congress; and in the 62d Congress, he is retained 
on the two committees first named. 

He has taken an active interest in the affairs of Northfield. He was a 
member of the school board twenty-three years; moderator of the town meet- 
ings many j^ears, and chairman of the board of trustee of the village for over 
fifteen years. He has served as trustee of the Northfield Savings Bank, since 
1892, and as vice-president since 1907. 

He has attained high rank as an orator and debater. In 1884, he was 
sent to Michigan by the Republican National Committee as a political orator; 
and was returned to that State by the National Committee in 1888, 1892 and 
1896 and was recalled by the State committee in 1886 and 1890. In 1910, he 
was .sent by the Congressional Committee to Michigan and Indiana. 

He has often been called upon by the State Republican Committee for 
service during campaigns. He has delivered many lectures in various towns, 
in this and other states; has also addressed the Peace Conference at Lake 
Mohonk, N. Y. 

He is an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, serving for 
many years as a steward of the church and as sujierintendent of the Sunday 
School. In 1904, he was sent as a lay delegate to the General Conference of 
the church, held in Los Angeles, Cal. He has also represented the church at 
many of the state conferences. He is an active temperance worker; served 
for many years as Chief Templar of the local I. O. G. T. and has repeatedly 
held the office of Grand Secretary and Grand Chief Templar; and served as a 
delegate to the Right Worthy Grand Lodge held in New York in 1880 and in 
Topeka, Kansas, in 1881. He is a Past Master of DeWitt CUnton Lodge, F. 
and A. M. and a member of the local lodge of I. O. O. F. and the Northfield 
Conversational Club. 

He has taken an active interest in "N. U.", serving as lecturer on Con- 
stitutional and Commercial Law and Social Sciences, 1887-93; and International 
Law, 1908 to date. He has been a trustee of the University from June 13, 
1888 to date, and for several j-ears was chairman of the executive committee. 
The University conferred upon him the degree of A. M. in 1892, and LL. D. 
in 1905. In 1909, he received the degree of LL. D. from the University of 
Vermont. 

He was married August 9, 1871, to Lavinia Lucretia Fletcher of Eden, Vt., 
who died January 30, 1906. Two childi-en were born to them: Charles Albert, 
"N. U.," '96; Theodora May, born June 15, 1876, A. B. University of Ver- 
mont, '97, married Rev. Homer A. Flint, Ph. D., rector of Christ Episcopal 
Church, Montpelier, Vt 

HON. FLETCHER BUTTON PROCTOR, A. B., LL.D. 
Fletcher D. Proctor, son of Hon. Redfield and Emily Jane (Dutton) 
Proctor, was born in (Proctorsville) Cavendish, Vt., November 7, 1860. He 
prepared for college at the Rutland Military Institute and the Middlebury 



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High School, and entered the Middlebury College in 1S77, reniaining the fall 
term. He then entered Amherst College and graduated A. B. in 1882. In 
1907, Norwich University conferred upon him the degree of LL.D. He was a 
member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity at Middlebury and Amherst. 

While a student, he worked dur- 
ing his vacations for the Vermont 
Marble Company, and upon leaving 
college he became assistant manager 
of the Company, then general 
manager, and in 1889 was elected 
president of the Company, which 
position he still retains. He is 
president of the Clarendon & Pitta- 
ford Railroad Co.; Barney Marble 
Co.; a director of the National Life 
Insurance Co., Montpelier; a director 
of the Champlain Transportation 
Co., and a director of the Rutland 
Railroad Co.; trustee "N. U.", 1908 
to date. He has held many offices 
in his town; was selectman, Rutland, 
Vt., 1884-86; Proctor, 1886-91; mem- 
ber of school board, Proctor, 1883 
to date; road commissioner 1896- 
1903. 

He is a Republican in politics; 
was secretary of civil and military Hon. Fletcher Button Proctor, 

affairs, 1886-88; represented Proctor in the House of Representatives in 1S9(), 
1900-04, being Speaker of the House in 1900; senator from Rutland County 
in 1892. He was elected Governor in 1906 and served with ability. He has 
taken much interest in military affairs; was lieutenant, Co. C. (Rutland) 
V. N. G. 1884-86. He is a member of the Union church of his town. 

He was married May 26, 1886, to Minnie Euretta Robinson of Wc'stford. 
They have three children: Emily, born in 1887; Mortimer Robinson, born in 
1889; Minnie, born in 1895. 




JUDGE TIMOTHY PARKER REDFIELD. A. M., LL. D. 



Timothy P. Redfield, son of Dr. Peleg and Hannah (Parkin-) Redfield, 
was born in Coventry, Vt., November 3, 1812, and died in Chicago, 111., March 
27, 1888. He recieived an acadcnnic education and graduated A. B. from Dart- 
mouth College in 1836. He studied law with his brother, Hon. Isaac F. Red- 
field of Derby, and was admitted to the Orleans County bar in 1838. He 
practiced his profession in Irasburg 1838-48, when he removed to Montpelier, 
Vt. He continued th(^ practice of his profession until 1870, when hr was elected 
Judge of the Supreme Court of the State. He held this position until 1884, 
when he retired from the bench. 

He was a Democrat in poUtics; represented Irasburg in the Hou.se of 
Representaticcs in 1838; was State senator in 1848; was a member of the State 
Board of Educat ion for several years. He met with marked success as a lawyer, 



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and his olection 1o the supreme bench of Vermont by a RepubUcan legislature 
attests liis ])0])ularity in the State. His many decisions handed down in the 

court records, testify to his great 
ability as a Jawyer. His Alma 
Mater confeiTed upon him the de- 
grees of A. M. in 1864 and LL. D. 
in 1881, and Middlebury College 
A. M. in 1840 and LL. D. in 1877; 
was trustee of "N. U." 1853-73. 
He was a member of the Episcopal 
church, and a devoted Christian 
not only in profession but in prac- 
tice. 

He was married February 6, 
1840, to Helen W. Grannis of 
StaTistead, Canada, who died April 
2, 1906. Four children were born 
to them: two died in infancy and 
two survived him. — Frederick, born 
December 23, 1842, died May 28, 
1805; Alice, born November 26, 
1S4S, married Andrew J. Phillips, 
who now resides in Montpelier, 
\'t. Judge Redfield had but two 
Judge Timothy Parker Redfield. grandchildren, Helen Redfield Phil- 

lips, wlio died in Chicago at the age of fifteen, and Timothy Redfield 
Phillips, residing in Montpelier. 



HON. GEORGIA HERBERT 
PROUTY, LL. D. 

George H. Prouty, son of .loliii 
Azro and Hannah (Lamb) Prouty, 
was born in Newport, Vt., March 4, 
1862. He graduated from the New- 
port High School and later attended 
the St. Johnsbury (Vt.) Academy 
and the Bryant and Stratton Busi- 
ness College, Boston, Mass. 

In 1880, he entered the em- 
])loy of his father, who with Mr. 
O. C. Miller, was engaged in the lum- 
ber business. In 1885, he became 
a member of the firm which today 
is one of the largest lumber com- 
panies in northern New England, 
owning mills in Canada and Maine, 
besides the plant in Newport. He 
is a director of the Orleans Trust 




Hon. George Herbert Prouty. 



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Company of Newport and for many years one of the water commissioners of 
the village of Newport. 

He is a Republican in politics and has taken an active interest in the 
affairs of his town and State. In 1896, he represented Newport in the House 
of Representatives, being elected by one of the largest votes ever given in the 
town. He served as State senator in 1904, and served as president -pro 
tempore of that body. In 1906, he was elected lieutenant-governor of the State 
and in 1908, governor. He was chief of the fire department of Newport for 
many years. 

He is an attendant at the Congregational church, and a member of the 
church quartet. He took an active part in promoting the three hundredth 
anniversary of the discovery of Lake Champlain, in which the states of 
Vermont and New York took part. In 1909, the University conferred upon 
him the degree of LL. D. and in 1911, he was elected a trustee of the Institu- 
tion. 

He was married, December 6, 1890, to Henrietta Allen of Rockville, Conn. 

HON. RODERICK RICHARDSON. 

Roderick Richardson, son of Roderick and Anna (Davis) Richardson, was 
born in Stafford, Conn., August 7, 1807, and died in Newton Highlands, Mass., 
December 13, 1882. In 1807, his parents removed to Waitsfield, Vt., where 
he attended the public schools. 

At an early age, he entered his father's business attending to the store, 
hotel, farming, and other business. At the age of about seventeen he first 
visited Boston, in company with his father, to purchase a small stock of goods, 
and thereafter made all the purchases and had the whole charge of that busi- 
ness, at the same time attending to the other departments of business in which 
his father was engaged. In 1830, he became a partner with his father in the 
mercantile business in Waitsfield. This partnership was dissolved in the thirties 
and from that time until 1855, when he removed to Montpelier, he continued 
in trade, being associated with various parties. He took a prominent part in 
the affairs of Montpelier; engaged in banking for several years; was for two and 
one half years president of the Montpelier & Wells River R. R. He engaged in 
banking in Freeport, 111., In 1869, he removed to Boston and took an interest 
in a commission house in order to introduce his sons into business. In 1871, 
he retired from active labor making his residence in the Newton Highlands 
until his death. He was at first a Whig in politics and later a Republican, and 
held many offices; was postmaster of Waitsfield 1829-44; represented the town 
in the House of Representatives 1837-39, and 1850-51; was town treasurer 
1838-40; selectman during 1840, 1846 and 18.50; senator in 1844-48; assistant 
judge, Washington county court in 1848. 

He was a active member of the Episcopal Church. On his removal to 
Montpelier he took a prominent part in the affairs of the Christ Episcopal 
church. He contributed liberally toward the erection of the large stone 
edifice on State Street, which is a noble specimen of architecture; was a mem- 
ber of the standing committe(! of the diocese of Vermont; served as a delegate 
to the church convention 1854-69; was a delegate to the triennial convention 
of the church in New York City and Philadelphia; was senior warden of the 
Christ church in Montpelier and of the Church of the Messiah in Boston. 



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He was nuuiicd February 28, 1839, to Harriet Emeline Taylor. Four 
children were born to them: Roderick JuHus, '"N. U." '71, (q. v.); Louis 
Ferdinand, tiled in infancy; Dan Erskine; Roderick Davis. 

COL. FREDERICK ELIJAH SMITH. 
Frederick E. Smith, son of Elijah and Anna (Robinson) Smith, was born 
in Northfield, Vt., June 11, 1830, and died at MontpeUer, Vt., February 24, 
1907. He was educated in the old Northfield Academy and at Newbury 
Seminary, Newbury, Vt. After leaving school, he worked for a time on the 
construction of the Vermont Central Railroad, and later entered the drug 
business in Northfield. 

In 1848, he entered the employ 
of Loomis and Camp of Montpelier 
as clerk, and in 1853 bought the drug 
business of the late Dr. S. K. Collins, 
which he conducted until 1861, 
when he gave up his services to his 
country; was appointed in August, 
1S61, to take charge of the camp 
of the 6th Vermont Volunteers, 
rendezvoused in MontpeUer. In 
October, 1861, was sent by Governor 
Fairbank to the Army of the Poto- 
mac to make settlements with the 
VeiTnont troops, which had left the 
State before their accounts were ad- 
justed; was appointed quarter master 
of the 8th Vermont Volunteers, Nov- 
ember 23, 1861, and assisted in re- 
cruiting the regiment; prepared the 
camp at Brattleboro for the regiment ; 
served with his regiment with distinc- 
tion in the Department of the Gulf; 
Col Frederick Elijah Smith. was appointed in September, 1862, 

brigade commissary on General Weitzel's Staff and served in this capacity 
until mustered out of service, November 30, 1863. He re-entered the service 
and remained until May 1865. 

He returned to Montpelier and, forming a partnership with his brother 
J. Elliott Smith, conducted a fancy goods store until 1869, when he moved 
to New York city and was engaged in the same busines until 1874, when he 
returned to Montpelier. He was director of the Vermont Mutual Fire In- 
surance Co., 1875-1907; vice-president, 1877-87, 1891-95; president, 1887-91, 
1895-07. During 1891-95, he was interested in developing property in Tennes- 
see; was one of the organizers of the First National Bank of Montpelier in 
1864, and a member of its board of directors 1864-69, 1S74-1907; \4ce-presi- 
dent, 1892-1905, president, 1905-07. He was the director of the following 
companies and organizations: National Life Insurance Co., 1865-1907 and a 
member of its finance committee 1892-1907; Wetmore and Morse Granite 
Co., 1889-1907; R. C. Bowers Granite Co., director from its organization 
until his death; Washington County Grammar School and its secretary thirty- 




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seven years; Soldier's Home, Bennington, Vt., 1902-1907; served as trustee 
Norwich University, 1875-81, 1885-1907. He was State senator from Wash- 
ington Co., 1886-88. 

He was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church of Montpelier, and a 
warden 1882-1907; and of the board of trustees of the Diocese of Vermont; 
Reunion Society of Vermont and its secretary twenty-five years; Military 
Order of the Loyal Legion; of the Masonic Bodies of Montpelier; Brooks Post, 
G. A. R.; Sons of the American Revolution; Vermont Historical Society. 

He was married October 12, 1852, to Abba Morrill Hale of Danville, who 
survives him. Three children were born to them: two sons, George and Fred, 
dying in infancy and Walter Jospeh, born May 9, 1862, and died May 9, 1881. 

GEORGE WASHINGTON SOPER. 

George W. Soper, son of John LawTence and Eliza Jane (Vial) Soper, was 
born in South Dorset, Vt., June 28, 1834, and died in Randoljih, Vt., March 
12, 1888. 

In 1855, he removed to Northfield, Vt., where he engaged in monumental 
business with E. N. Howe for several years. He was a Republican in politics 
and held several positions; served as postmaster of NorthfieUl, 1867-70; 
United States railway postal clerk, St. Albans, Vt. to Boston, Mass., 1870- 
November, 1887. He was active in securing the removal of the University 
from Norwich to Northfield; served as a trustee, 1883-88. He was a member 
of St. Mary's Episcopal church and DeWitt Lodge, F. and A. M. of Northfield, 

He was married December 21, 1857, to Ellen Eliza Bradford of Northfield, 
who died in 1869; no children. 



JAMES GARY BARREL THAYER. 



James C. B. Thayer, son of Dr. 
Samuel White and Ruth (Packard) 
Thayer, was born in Braintree, Vt., 
August 16, 1824, and died in North- 
field, Vt., June 18, 1897. In 1829, 
his parents removed to Thetford, 
Vt., where he pas.sed his boyhood 
days and attended the districit schools 
and the Thetford Academy. 

Determining upon a mercantile 
career, he went to Wood.stock, Vt., 
in April, 1840, and worked for a few 
months in the clof hing store of Dun- 
bar & Munger. In the fall of the 
same year, he removed to Northfield 
and clerked for George B. Pierce in 
his general store until 1848, when he 
went to Montpelier and held a similar 
position for a few months with 
Erastus Hubbard. In the fall of 
1848, he returned to Northfield and 
clerked for a .short time for for Ho(4 
H. Camp, and later in the same year 




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formed a partnership with Mr. Camp in a general mercantile business. In 
1849, this partnership was dissolved and he then engaged in the clothing and 
tailoring business until 1869. He took an active part in organizing the North- 
field Savings Bank in 1869 and in that year was elected director and its 
treasurer, which position he retained imtil his death. 

He took great interest in the University; served as treasurer, June 30, 
1875-June 18, 1897; trustee, 1885-1897. He was a Republican in poUtics; 
an active member of the Episcopal Church of Northfield; member of the 
DeWitt Chnton Lodge, F. and A. M. and its treasurer many years; a member 
of the higher bodies of Masonrj^ in Montpelier. 

He was twdce married: first, Januaiy 7, 1850 to Martha Jane, daughter 
of John Aurelius Pratt of Woodstock, Vt. Fom* children were born to them: 
John Aurelius Pratt, born December 5, 1850, and died while an infant ; Ellen 
Maria, born March 9, 1852, now Mrs. C. D. WilUams of Burhngton, Vt.; 
Alice Cornelia, born August 3, 1856, who married Professor William Moser 
Rumbaugh, "N. U., "76; Harrj' Bates, "N. U." 1877, born August 17, 
1858. Mrs. Thayer died May 12, 1869. He was again married June 27, 
1871 at West Randolph, Vt., to Mrs. Lucretia Mott (Gregory) Hutchinson, 
who died November 7, 1901; no children. 



BRIG.-GEN. STEPHEN THOMAS. 

Stephen Thomas, son of John and Rebecca (Batchellor) Thomas, was 
born in Bethel, Vt., December 6, 1809, and died in MontpeUer, Vt., December 

18, 1903. In 1813, his father died 
and he was soon forced to make his 
own way in the world. He attended 
school for some time in Thetford, and 
in 1827 was apprenticed to a woolen 
manufacturer. 

He worked at his trade in Thet- 
ford, Strafford and W^est Fairlee, Vt., 
for some time and then started in the 
manufacture of woolen goods in 
Hartland, Vt. In a short time his 
factory was biuned. He then worked 
in Thetford and located in W'est 
Fairlee, where he made his home 
until 1870, w^hen he removed to 
Montpelier. On the breaking out of 
the Ci\'il War, he took an active 
part in the support of the Union. 
At the special session of the Legis- 
lature called by Governor Fairbanks 
in April, 1861, he advocated the rais- 
ing by Vermont of one milMon 
largely to his fiery zeal, the measure 




Stephen Thomas, 
pxirposes, and 



due 



Brig .-Gen 
dollars for war 
was voted. 

He was conmoissioned colonel of the 8th Vermont Infantry, November 
12, 1861. He served with distinction in the Department of the Gulf, until 



SKETCHES OF TRUSTEES. 41 

1864, when he was ordered North. He served under Sheridan in the Shenan- 
doah Valley; was conspicuous for bravery in the battles of Winchester, Fisher's 
Hill and Cedar Creek. He was especially commended in " general orders, " for 
his services in the battle of Winchester, September 19, 1864, when he charged 
the enemy with the 8th Vermont and 12th Connecticut regiments, under 
his command and on his own responsibility. He was awarded a "Medal of 
Honor" by Congress July 25, 1892, for "distinguished services in a hand to 
hand encounter" at Cedar Creek, Va., October 19, 1864; was commissioned 
brigadier-general of volunteers, February 1, 1865, and served until August 24, 

1865, when he was mustered out of service. 

He was one of the leading members of the Democratic Party in Ver- 
mont until 1861, when he joined the Republican Party. He held many posi- 
tions of trust; represented West Fairlee in the House of Representatives, 1838, 
1839, 1845, 1846, 1860 and 1861; State senator from Orange County, 1848 and 
1849; delegate to the State Constitutional Convention of 1843 and 1850; 
register of probate for the district of Bradford, 1842-1846, and judge, 1847- 
49; was a delegate to the National Democratic Convention in 1848-1852, 1856 
and 1860; was lieutenant governor of the State, 1867 and 1868; United States 
pension agent for Vermont, with headquarters in Montpelier, Vt., 1870-77. 

He was connected with several business enterprises; was president of the 
United States Clothes Pin Co. of Montpelier, also engaged in the jobbing of 
lumber, and house finishing materials; was president of the North Haverhill 
Granite Co. He was a member of the G. A. R. ; The Camp of Sons of Veterans 
of Montpeher, was named in his honor, "Stephen Thomas Camp.' ' He was a 
personal friend of Captain Partridge and Gen. T. B. Ransom and took great in- 
terest in the University, serving as trustee from August 18, 1852 until June 
17, 1869. 

He was married to Ann Peabody of Reading, Vt., who died in West Fair- 
lee, January 8, 1877. Two children were born to them: Hartop Percell 
"N. U." '54 (q. V.) and Amanda Thomas, born in West Fairlee, Vt., mar- 
ried Luther Newcomb, died October 18, 1902. 

JUDGE WHEELOCK GRAVES VEAZEY, A. B., LL.D. 

Wheelock G. Veazey, son of Jonathan and Annie (Stevens) Veazey, was 
born in Brentwood, Rockingham County, N. H., December 5, 1835, and died 
in Washington, D. C, March 22, 1898. He prepared for college at the Phillips 
Academy, Exeter, N. H., and graduated A. B. from Dartmouth College, in 
18.59 and LL. B. from the Albany (N. Y.) Law School in 1860; received the 
degree of LL. D. from Dartmouth in 1887. 

He was admitted to the Windsor County bar in 1860; practiced his pro- 
fession at Springfield, Vt., 1860-61. On the breaking out of the Civil War, he 
offered his services to the state of Vermont. He enlisted in Co. A, 3d Ver- 
mont Infantry in July, 1861 ; was commissioned captain same company, 
July 16, 1861; was promoted lieutenant-colonel, August 15, 1861; was ap- 
pointed provost marshal of Gen. William F. Smith's Division, February 18, 
1862; was appointed colonel of th(> 16th Vermont Infantry, September 27, 
1862; was mustered out of service, August 10, 1863; was forced to decline a 
commission as brigadier-general, owing to ill health. He took part in the 
following battles: Lewinsville, Va., the siege of York town, Lee's Mills, Wil- 
liamsburg, Golding's Farm, Savage Station, Glendale and Gettysburg. He 



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was especially commended for his services at the battle of Savage Station and 
Gettysburg; received a Medal of Honor from Congress for his gallantry at 
Gettysburg. He located in Rutland, Vt., in 1863, where he practiced his pro- 
fession until 1880. 

He was a RepubUcan in politics and held many offices; was reporter of 
the decision of the Supreme Court of Vermont, 1864-72; State senator, Rutland 
County in 1872 and 1873; registrar in bankruptcy, 1873-74; was delegate-at- 
large to the Republican National Convention in Cincinnati in 1876; was State 
commissioner in 1879 to investigate and report upon the court expenses; was 
a member of the commission to revise the laws of Vermont in 1880; was justice 
of the Supreme Court of Vermont, 1880-89; member of the Inter-State Com- 
merce Commission from 1889 until 1897, when owing to failing health, he was 
forced to resign the office. 

He took great interest in the G. A. R.; was commander of the Rutland 
Post, for some time; served as commander of the Department of Vermont 
three years. He was judge advocate-general of the National G. A. R., in 
1887 and 1888, commander-in-chief in 1890. He took an active interest in 
educational matters, served as trustee of Dartmouth College, 1880-91; was 
trustee of "N.U.," 1878-84. 

He was married June 22, 1861, to Julia A. Beard of Nashua, N. H., who 
survives him, with two children. 



HON. EDMUND WESTON, A. M. 

Edmund Weston, son of Abner 
and Huldah (Washburn) Weston, was 
born in Randolph, Vt., February 18, 
1799, and died there July 14, 1870. 
He prepared for college at the Orange 
County Grammar School and grad- 
uated A. B. from the University of 
Vermont in 1821; received the degree 
of A. M. in course in 1836. 

He studied law with United 
States Senator Dudley Chase and 
William Nutting, Esq., and was ad- 
mitted to the bar in December, 1824. 
He practiced his profession in Ran- 
dolph, Vt., and at Montpelier for 
many years. He was a Whig in 
politics and later a Republican. He 
held several offices in line with his 
profession and on two occasions de- 
cUned the nomination for governor of 
Vermont, when such nominations 
meant elections. His tastes were 
Hon. Edmund Weston. ^^^^^ ^j ^ gtu^jgnt, and his practice 

was in his more mature years exclusively devoted to cases of last resort before 

the highest court of his State and equity pleading. 

In 1835-37, and in 1842 he was state's attorney for Orange Co., and in 

1845 and 1846 judge of probate, at a period in the history of Vermont and 




SKETCHES OF TRUSTEES. 



43 



New York, when litigation over land tenures and descent was of the highest 
importance growing out of the controversy between the two states, one juris- 
diction over boundary territory. His home was the center of scholarship 
and his acquaintance and influence was sought by the leading men in Ver- 
mont affairs. He was deeply interested in educational matters; served as 
trustee of the University, 18.53-67. He was a member of the Episcopal church, 
and prominent in the M asonic Lodge. 

He was married three times: first, January 8, 1824, to Sarah, daughter of 
Maj. Gen. Joseph Edson, United States marshal for Vermont. She died 
November 20, 1851. Three children were born to them: Edmund, Jr., "N. 
U.," '48 (q. v.); Sarah OHvia, born August 27, 18.37, married Mr. F. A. Aiken, 
died May 25, 1890; Mary Elizabeth, born March 29, 1839, married Mr. Howard 
Van Dyke, resides in Washington, D. C. with her sons Edmund W. and Harry 
W. Van Dyke. There were no children by the second or third marriages. 



REV. HOMER WHITE, A. B., LL.B., S. T. D, 

Homer White, son of George and Electa (Cushman) White, was born in 
Weathersfield, Vt., March 9, 1837. He prepared for college at the Black 
River Academy, Ludlow, Vt., and at the Mt. Washington Collegiate Institute, 
New York city; graduated A. B. from Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., 
in 1861 and LL.B. from University 
of the City of New York in 1862; re- 
ceived the degree of S. T. D. from 
Griswold College, Iowa in 1892; 
trustee of " N. U.' ' from 1898 to date. 

He learned the printers' trade 
in Newbury, Vt., in 1854 and 
worked in New York city, Ogdens- 
burg, N. Y., Toronto, Canada, 
Milwaukee, Wis., and Springfield, 
Vt.; began the study of law with 
Josiah Q. Hawkins, Esq. of Felch- 
ville, Vt. in 1856 and after graduat- 
ing from the law school in 1862 was 
admitted to the bar in New York 
City, but has never practiced the 
profession. He taught school in 
Tay(!heedah, Wis., in 1866, in Ken- 
osha, Wis., 1866-67, and in Windham, 
Vt., 1868-69. He began the study 
of Theology for the Episcopal Minis- 
try in 1867, and was ordained dea(;oii 
at Windsor, Vt., June 13, 1869 and 




Rev. Homer White. 



priest by Bishop Bissell in 1870; was rector of the church in Enosburg 
Falls, Vt., and built the St. Matthews Church at that place, 1869-Sl; at 
Randolph, Vt., 1881-8(5; Nortiifield, Vt., 1886-93; returned to Ww Randolph 
Churcli in 1893, where he remained until 1902, when he retired from the; 
active ministry. 



44 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. 

He is a member of Phoenix Lodge, No. 28, F. and A. M., Haswell Council, 
No. 6, R. & S. M., Randolph, Vt. Aside from sermons and lectures, his liter- 
ary work consists of four novels : The Captive Boy, The Norwich Cadets, The 
Captive Girl, The Path of Honor, a poem, The Vermont Volunteer and many- 
short stories and poems for various occasions; also a History of the Church in 
Randolph and a brief history of Norwich University. 

He has been married twice: first, at Detroit, Mich., November 10, 1864 
to Catherine Frances Corhein. One child was born of this marriage, Georgia, 
now residing in Randolph. He was married the second time in Enosburg 
Falls, Vt., April 15, 1880 to Martha Eunice Cramton. HLs residence is Ran- 
dolph, Vt. 

HON. TRUMAN CHITTENDEN. 

Truman Chittenden, fourth and youngest son of Hon. Thomas Chittenden, 
the first governor of Vermont, and Elizabeth (Meigs) Chittenden, was born 
in Salisbm-y, Conn., August 3, 1770, and died in Williston, Vt., February 
1 , 1853. In 1773, his father moved to Williston, Vt. 

At an early age, he became prominent in the pohtical affairs of the State, 
being a Whig in politics. He was a member of the Governor's Council from 
October, 1815 until October, 1828; represented Williston in the House of 
Representatives, four years; was a candidate for heutenant-governor in 1834, 
and for governor in 1835, being defeated by Silas H. Jennison (q. v.). He 
served for seven years as judge of the county court and for eleven years as 
judge of probate and was for thirty years, justice of the peace. He also held 
many to\vTi offices. 

He engaged extensively in farming and in various business enterprises 
in Williston, until his death. He was elected trustee of the Vermont State 
Bank in 1808, serving several years. He took great interest in educational 
matters; was a member of the Corporation of the University of Vermont from 
1813 until 1839. He was a personal friend of Capt. Alden Partridge and 
served as trustee of "N. U.' ' from August 28, 1835, until September 7, 1843. 

He married Lucy Jones, a native of Claremont, N. H. Thirteen children 
were born to them: Beulah, married Giles T. Chittenden; Giles; Harry; An- 
son; Miranda; Martin; Elijah; Jonas Galusha; Lucy Mariah, married Col. 
Fred Fletcher; Pamelia, married Luther Blodgett; Beulah, married Col. Fred 
Fletcher; Jane, married William C. Whitman; Mary, married Thomas Jeffer- 
son Chittenden. 



CHAPTER II. 

Sketches of Presidents, Acting Presidents and Vice-Presidents, 

1866-1911. 

COL. SAMUEL WALKER SHATTUCK, C. E., A. M., LL. D. 

Samuel W. Shattuck, son of Col. Walter and Roxanna (Fletcher) Shattuck, 
was born in Groton, Mass., February 18, 1841. He prepared for college at the 
Lawrence Academy, Groton, and entered the LTniversity in September. 1858, 
graduating B. S., in 1860; was adjutant of the corps of cadets; member of the 
6 X Fraternity; received from the University the degree of C. E. in 1871, 
A. M. in 1867, and LL. D. in 1907. 

He was appointed instructor in Mathematics and Tactics soon after 
graduation and served until April, 1861, when he joined the famous 6th 
Massachusetts Regiment of which he was sergent-major, on its memorable 
trip to Washington. This regiment was the first to reach Washington after 
President Lincoln's first call for troops; and on its passage through Balti- 
more, four men were killed and thirty-six wounded, being the "first northern 
blood to crimson the soil of the South." He served with the regiment in 
Baltimore and Washington until August, 1861, when the regiment was 
mustered out of service. He returned to his position at the University in 
September, 1861. In the summer of 1862, he was appointed State drill master 
and served several months in drilling and instructing troops in Brattleboro, Vt.; 
was commissioned adjutant of the 8th Vermont Infantry in October, 1863; 
captain, Co. H, same regiment, November 24, 1864; was wounded at the battle 
of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864; was mustered out of service, June 28, 1865. 
He served as adjutant of his brigade, September, 1864 to January, 1865; 
inspector, January, 1865 to June 28, 1865, when the regiment was mustered 
out. He was often called upon to make use of his engineering education; 
he laid out and superintended the construction of several field fortifications 
for large bodies of men. 

He performed gallant service in a charge at the battle of Winchester, Sep- 
tember 19, 1864. The Union troops, through lack of cartridges to return the 
fire, were being driven back and General Thomas, trustee, " N. U.,' ' (q. v.) was 
ordered to support the line with his regiment, and the 12th Connecticut. We 
quote from Greely's American Conflict (Volume 2, page 609) : "Colonel Thomas, 
8th Vermont, ordered his men to charge at double quick with bayonet. In 
vain genciral officers shouted 'Halt', 'Lie down,' 'Wait for supports,' etc.; 
for, while some were still confused and vacillating, a staff officer from the right 
galloped in front and pointed with his saber to the woods which sheltered the 
enemy. At once, all dissent was silenced, all hesitation at an end; the whole 
center, as one man, swept forward, cheering, and plunged into the woods, 
meeting there Crook's corps, charging from the flank. All the Confederates 
who could still travel were by this time going or gone" This staff officer was 
Adjutant Shattuck, who led the right of his regiment. General Thomas gave the 



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details of this charge to the compiler of this history in 1898, and paid glowing 
tributes to Captain Shattuck as a gallant officer. General Thomas stated that 
the movement was upon the Adjutant's initiative; that it was without orders, 
if not against orders; and that the Corps Commander tried to stop it. But 
Sheridan approved it, and that made it legal; it won, and that made it gallant 
and patriotic. 

He also took a conspicuous part in the grand stand made by the gallant 
brigade commanded by Gen. Stephen Thomas against the forces of General 
Early, October 19, 1864. at Winchester. In the early morning, two divisions 
of the Confederate Ai-my had gained a position to the left and rear of the 

8th Army Corps, when a simultaneous 
attack was made in front and flank. 
This corps was completely routed, 
losing over forty pieces of cannon, 
which were turned upon the Union 
army. As a desperate move to save 
the balance of the Army, General 
Thoma.s' brigade was ordered to pro- 
tect the left flank. The 8th Vermont 
was on the left, and came im- 
mediately in contact with the en- 
emy. It fought with such desperate 
valor and at such odds that in less 
than thirty minutes it had lost in 
dead and wounded more than half of 
its men; and out of sixteen officers, 
it had thirteen killed and wounded. 
Adjutant Shattuck had his horse 
killed and was wounded himself, 
but remained with the colors and 
the few men who were able to get 
back to the line, which had been 
formed by the 6th Corps. 
In September, 1865, Captain Shattuck returned to the University as 
professor of Mathematics and Tactics; was acting president, December, 1865 
to June, 1866; was vice-president and adjutant profes.sor of Mathematics 
and Military Science, 1866-68. He was inspector-general of Vermont, 1867- 
68, with rank of colonel. In June, 1868, he was elected assistant professor of 
Mathematics and instructor in Tactics at the University of Illinois; was pro- 
moted professor, same subjects, in 1871; was acting president for six months 
in 1873; vice president two years and Dean of the Department of Mathematics, 
1868-1908. 

He was an efficient and popular professor, but as President Draper of 
the University states: "the time came when he could no longer fill two positions 
that were already great and steadily growing greater and when it was easier 
to find professors than comptrollers.' ' He was business agent of the University 
from 1873 until 190.5, when he was appointed comptroller, which position he 
still retains. This office has charge of all the details of the business manage- 
ment of the University and general supervision of its finances. When Colonel 
Shattuck went to the University in 1868, its attendance was 142 and its 




Col. Samuel Walker Shattuck. 



SKETCHES OF PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS, 1866-1911. 47 

disbursements were $48,000. In the forty-two years of his service, the at- 
tendance has increased to 5,000 and its disbursements to $2,000,000. 

He is a member of the G. A. E,.; Loyal Legion; American Mathematical 
Society; fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; 
National Geographic Society; ^' A^ Fraternity; Union League Club; C. C. 
Country. 

He was married August 14, 1866, to Adelaide Louisa White of Columbus, 
Ohio. Four children have been born to them: Charles White, born May 31, 
1867, resides in Chicago, 111.; Anna Fletcher, born December 7, 1868, married 
Prof. Arthur W. Palmer of the University of Illinois, resides in Urbana, 111.; 
Edith Louise, born March 12, 1870, married Prof. James McLaven, University 
of Illinois, resides in Champaign, 111.; Walter PYancis White, born December 
12, 1871, now profes.sor of Architecture in the Chicago School of Architecture. 

PRESIDENT THOMAS WOODRUFF WALKER, U. S. A., A. M. 

Thomas W. Walker was born in New Albany, Ind., June 16, 1833, and 
died in Dr. Edwin E. Smith's private sanitarium, South Wilton, Coim., Dec- 
ember 9, 1890. He entered the LTnited States Military Academy, West Point, 
N.Y., July 1, 1852, and graduated July 1, 1856; was on the same date com- 
missioned 2d lieutenant, 3d United States Infantry; was promoted first 
lieutenant, April 11, 1861, and captain. May 20, 1861; was retired from 
active service, September 11, 1863. 

He served at Fort Defiance, New Mexico, 1857-60, being engaged in 
battle with the Indians, near that fort, May 30, and September 19, 1858. 
He took part in the Navajo expedition in this last year, being engaged in a 
skirmish with the Indians at Ranchos de les Arragones, New Mexico, October 
10, 1858. He also served with his command against the Tuni-Cha, Navajo 
Indians in November, 1859; was actively engaged in scouting in 1860. In 
this last year, he accompanied his command to Texas, where he served for a 
short time. He was then on leave of absence until 1861. 

On April 26, 1861, he was ordered to Cincinnati, Ohio, as mustering and 
disbursing officer, where he served until September 27. He then engaged 
in reorganizing his company at Fort Columbus, N. Y., September 30, 1861 to 
February 10, 1862. He served in the defence of Washington, D. C, February 
10 to March 10,1862; took part in the Virginia Peninsular campaign with 
the Army of the Potomac, from March to August, 1862, being engaged in the 
siege of Yorktown, April 5 to May 4, 1862. He took part in the advance on 
Hanover Court House in May, 1862; in the skirmish on the Chickahominy 
river, June 5, 1862; the battles of Gaines' Mills, June 27, 1862, Malvern Hill, 
July 1, 1862, Harrison's Landing, July 2, 1862. He served with his command 
in the Northern Virginia campaign from August to September, 1862, being 
engaged in the battle of Manassas, August 30, 1862. He served in the Mary- 
land campaign, with the Army of the Potomac, from September to November, 
1862, being engaged in th(! battles of Antietam, September 17, 1862, Snickers' 
Gap, Va., November 3, 1862. He served with liis conunand on the march to 
Falmouth, Va., October to November, 1862; in the Hapjiahannock campaign, 
December, 1862 to January, 1863, being engaged in the battle of Fredericks- 
burg, December 13, 1862. 

He was on sick leave from January 27 to March 15, 1863; was on rcu'ruiting 
and nuistering service in New York city, March 27 to July 30, 1863; was in 



48 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. 

the United States Army hospital at Annapohs, Md., from August to September, 
1863 ; served as mustering and disbursing officer at Davenport, Iowa, February 
17 to July 27, 1864. He was then awaiting orders until May 19, 1865; served 
as mustering officer, state of New Jersey, May 19 to September 8, 1865; 
was awaiting orders from September 8, 1865 until February 13, 1867, when he 
received permission to accept the presidency of "N. U.,' ' under act of Congress 
of July 28, 1866. He was brevetted major, June 27, 1862, for "gallant and 
meritorious services at the battle of Gains' Mill, Va." 

He assumed the duties of pre.sident of the University, March 4, 1867. 
He visited Boston, New York and other cities in the interest of the University 
and did much to increase the prosperity of the Institution. Owing to failing 
health, he was forced to resign the presidency in April, 1868. The University 
conferred upon him the degree of A.M. He located in Vineland, N. J., in 1868, 
where he made his home until 1883. He studied law and was admitted to the 
bar in 1874; practiced his profes.sion in Vineland for several years. In 1883, 
his health again failing, he went to Europe, where he made his home until 
1888, when he returned to this country. In 1889, he was removed to Dr. 
Smith's sanitarium in South Wilton, Conn., where he died. He was survived 
by a widow and a daughter. 

PRESIDENT ROGER STRONG HOWARD, A. M., D. D. 

Roger S. Howard, son of Abijah and Octavia (Bosworth) Howard, was 
born in Thetford, Vermont, July 20, 1807, and died in Greenfield, Mass., 
April 16, 1880. He graduated A. B. from Dartmouth College in 1829; re- 
ceived from his Alma Mater the degree of A. M. in 1832, and D. D. in 1868. 
He was principal of the Newburyport High School and Putnam's Free School, 
1829-48; Bangor Girl's High School, 1850-56. 

He studied for the Episcopal Ministry, and was ordained priest by Rt. 
Rev. George Burgess, Bishop of Maine in 1856; was rector of St. Stephen's 
Church, Portland, Maine, 1856-60; Trinity Church, Rutland, 1860-67; St. 
James' Church, Woodstock, Vt., 1867-69; the Church of the Reconciliation, 
Webster, Mass., 1873-79. He retired from the active ministry in 1879, and re- 
moved to Greenfield, where he made his home until his death, which came very 
suddenly from a severe attack of pneumonia. 

He was elected president of the University, January 8, 1869, and assumed 
the duties in September. His heart was in his parish work, and greath^ to the 
regret of the trustees and friends of the University, he resigned, November 
27, 1871; .served as trustee of "N. U." 1863-76. He did much to increase the 
confidence of the public in the Institution and to raise the standard of in- 
struction. 

The respect and affection in which Dr. Howard was held is shown by the 
following extracts from notices published at his death. "His wonderful suc- 
cess in everything that he undertook, while owing doubtless in great measure 
to his unflagging and indomitable perseverance, was also attributable in equal 
measure to his personal magnetism * * * * He believed in Christian educa- 
tion * * * of the bold, vigorous and manly sort." — From the funeral 
address by the Rev. P. Vorhees Finch. "We earnestly desire to place on record 
our deep appreciation of his scholarly attainments, his heartfelt and ever ready 
sympathy, his pure and devoted life, and of the valuable and loving services 
which during a pastorate of seven years were faithfully rendered by him to his 




President Roger Strong Howard. 



50 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. 

parish.' ' — From the resokitions of the wardens and vestry of the Church of the 
Reconciliation, Webster, Mass. "His ministry has been one marked by peace, 
love, wisdom, labor and success." — From the annual address(1880) of Bishop 
Paddock, of Massachusetts. 

He was twice married: first in 1831, to Martha Pike of Xewburj-port , 
Mass., who died some years later; one child, Sarah Boardman, born in Septem- 
ber, 1834, married Hon. C. C. Conant of Greenfield, Mass., cUed in 1889. He 
was again married in 1860,to Charlotte P. Jewett of Portland, Maine, who died 
July 9, 1892; no children. 

PRESIDENT MALCOLM DOUGLASS, A. M., S. T. D. 

Malcolm Douglass, son of Maj. David Bates Douglass, U. S. A., and Ann 
Eliza (Ellicott) Douglass, was born in West Point, N. Y., July 19, 182.5, and 
died of apoplexy in Wareham, Mass., September 25, 1887. He prepared for 
college in the schools of Brooklyn, N. Y., and entered Trinity College in 1842, 
graduating A. B. in 1846; received from his Alma Mater the degrees of A. M. 
in course in 1850, and S. T. D. in 1869, also A. M. from Hobart College in 1849. 

He was ordained deacon in Trinity Church, Geneva, N. Y., July 3, 1849, 
and priest in St. Peters Church, Auburn, N. Y., May 26, 1850; was rector of 
Trinity Church, Seneca Falls, N. Y., 1850-52 ;Christ Church, Albion, N. Y., 
1852-55; St. Paul's Church, Waterloo, N. Y., 1855-59. In 1859, he entered on a 
twelve year's rectorship at St. Paul's Church, Windsor, Vt. These were years 
of the most faithful and fruitful work, winning the deepest love of his people 
and the thorough respect and confidence of the whole diocese. Such was the 
regard held for him by his church that on the death of Bishop John H. Hopkins 
in 1868, he was the first choice of the clergy for his successor; but he would not 
allow his name to be presented. He was elected president of the L'niversity 
in 1871, and served until 1875; also held, during this time, the professorship of 
Intellectual Philosophj^ and Christian Ethics; was trustee of the LTniversity, 
1863-77. 

In 1875, he became rector of Christ Church, Andover, Mass., where he 
remained until 1883, being compelled to give up the charge owing to impaired 
health, spending his summers thereafter at his seaside cottage at East Ware- 
ham, Mass. He spent the winter of 1884-85 in North Carolina and partially 
recovered his health and in 1885 took temporary charge of Christ Church, 
Plymouth, Mass.; but in 1886 he was again obliged to give up his duties; and 
spent some time in visiting in western New York. In May, 1887, he went 
to England and visited his brother at Brighton. He returned in August to his 
summer home, apparently much benefitted and with renewed hopes of resuming 
his church work. On Sunday, September 25, he drove to the Church of the 
Good Shepherd at Wareham where, after reading the Psalm in opening the 
church service, he was obliged to retire to the vestry room, complaining of a 
strange sensation in the head. In a short time he passed away. He was 
distinguished for his charm of presence, his simple, dignified, gentle and modest 
demeanor; his absolute freedom from self-assertion; his warm interest in all 
who came under his charge. He was a member oi 9 ) Fraternity of Trinity 
College. 

He was married in Geneva, N. Y., October 14, 1851, to Sarah Elizabeth, 
daughter of Rev. Benjamin Hale, D. D., president of Hobart College. She 




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52 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. 

survives him and resides at No. 49 Bowdoin St., Newton Highlands, Masg. 
Six children were born to them: Mary Caroline, born in Albion, N. Y., re- 
resides in Newton Highlands, Mass.; Benjamin Hale," N.U." '76; David Bates, 
"N. U." '77; Malcolm, born November 25, 1864, now a physician in Phila- 
delphia, Pa.; Andrew Ellicott, born July 5, 1867, professor of Physics and As- 
tronomy, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.; Moses Hale, born July 29, 
1870, a farmer in North Charleston, N. H. 

PRESIDENT JOSIAH SWETT, A. M., D. D. 
Josiah Swett. son of Josiah and Hannah (Healey) Swett, was born in 
Claremont, N. H., August 14, 1814, and died in Highgate, Vt., January 4, 
1890; was buried in Burhngton, Vt. 

He prepared for college at the Chester, Vt., Academy and the Kimball 
Union Academy, Meriden, N. H., and entered the University in 1834, and 
graduated, A. B., in 1837; was instructor in the English Department, 1836-37; 
received the degree of A. M. in course from "N. U." in 1840, and the honorary 
degree of A. M. from Trinity in 1856. 

He was principal of the Claremont, (N. H.) Academy, 1837-40. In 
February, 1840, he was elected professor of the Latin and Greek Languages at 
the University, which position he held until August, 1841. In the summer of 
this year, in company with his friend and former roommate at the University, 
General Alonzo Jackman, he began the publication of the Citizen Soldier, in 
Norwich, Vt. The enterprise did not prove a success and in the spring of 1841 
they discontinued the paper, and in August they resigned their professorships 
at the University. They soon estabUshed the New England Seminary at 
Windsor, which they conducted until the fall of 1844, when they both returned 
to their former positions at the University. In August, 1845, he resigned his 
professorship and became principal of the Claremont Seminary which position 
he held until 1847. 

In 1843, he began studying for the Episcopal ministry and on March 12, 
1847, was ordained deacon by the Bishop of New Hampshire in the church at 
Claremont; and priest, by Bishop Hopkins of Vermont, September 15, 1847; 
was rector of the church in Bethel, Vt., 1847-65; was professor of Di'vdnity in the 
Vermont Episcopal Institute, Burlington, Vt., 1865-67; was rector of churches 
in Royalton, Jericho, Fairfax, Fairfield, Swanton and Highgate. He made his 
home in Highgate from 1877 until his death. He took great interest in the 
welfare of his ahtia mater; served as trustee, 1857-88; was secretary of the 
board, 1862-76; acting president, August 12, 1875-October 19, 1876; received 
the degree of D. D. from the University in 1864. 

He met with marked success as a clergyman and was greatly respected and 
beloved, not only by the members of his church, but also by the people of the 
communities where he hved; was president of the Standing Committee of the 
Diocese for twenty-five years and was for several years Dean of the Convention 
of Burlington; was deputy to the General Convention which met in Phila- 
delphia in 1856. He also met with great success as a teacher, and for several 
years conducted the "Champlain Hall" in Highgate, Vt. He took great 
interest in mihtary matters, served for some time as major in the miUtia, and 
for several years was secretary of the Military Convention of Vermont. 

He was a fine scholar and an able WTiter. He published several sermons, 
A Manual of Family Prayer, An Essay on the Firmament as the work of the Third 




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54 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. 

Day of Creation; Eiigliah Gramtiiar, a work which had au extensive sale, also 
an abridged edition of the same. He published an edition of Thompson's 
Seasons and Pope's Essays on Man, with notes for the use of schools. He 
contributed numerous articles to the various periodicals, and left many un- 
l)ublished poems. 

He was twice married : first, December 6, 1843, to Mary Jarvis Campbell, 
of Windsor, Vt., who died April G, 1845. One child, Mary Campbell, born 
December 21, 1844, married John A. Fitch, resides in Brookline, Mass. He 
was again married, October 30, 1845, to Lucy Mh-anda Wheeler, of Newport, 
N. H., who died September 28, 1885. Nine children were born to them: 
Hannah Sibyl, married Theodore P. Lukens, resides in Pasadena, Cal. ; James 
Wheeler, ("N. U."'72) died December 31, 1876 ; Marilla Ehzabeth, lives in 
Cambridge, Mass.; William Plummer, resides in Southern Pines, N.C.; Josiah, 
resides in New Hartford, Conn.; Hester Miranda, died March 19, 1884; Paul 
Flynn, resides in Garden City, Long Island; Katherine Healey, died April 2, 
1901 ; Lois Jane, resides in Pasadena, Cal. 

COL. CHARLES ALBERT CURTIS, U. S. A., A. M. 

Charles A. Curtis, son of Charles Stubbs and Amanda Fitzallan (Ham) 
Curtis, was born in Hallowell, Maine, October 4, 1835, and died in Madison, 
Wis., May 26, 1907. He prepared for college at the ■Maine State Seminary, 
and the Yarmouth (Maine) Seminary, and entered the sophomore class of the 
University in 1858, graduating A. B. in 1861. He was one of the founders 
of the Reveille (q. v.) in 1860. He was a member of the A I 17 Fraternity, 
and in 1868, revised its "Ritual." In 1861, he passed the examinations at 
Bowdoin College, Maine, for the degree of A. B. 

On the breaking out of the Civil War, he returned to his home in Maine 
offered his services to the State; was appointed State drill master with rank of 
first lieutenant, and performed efficient duty during April-June, 1861, in dril- 
ing and instructing volunteers in fifteen towns and cities of the State. On 
June 17, 186] , he left the state for Virginia, with the Sixth Maine Regiment, as 
instructor to the field officers of the regiment ; took part in every action in which 
this regiment was engaged to June, 1862 and twice commanded a company 
in action. 

He was appointed in June, 1862, acting assistant adjutant-general on the 
staff of General W. S. Hancock, with the understanding that he should have the 
office permanently, should a gentleman to whom it had been previously ten- 
dered, decline. He served one month in this position, when the first appointee 
accepted. He was appointed 2d lieutenant 7th United States Infantry, April 
14, 1862, for "extraordinary merit"; was transferred, April 28, 1862, to the 
5th United States Infantry, and joined his regiment at Fort Craig, New Mexi- 
co, July 6, 1862; was promoted first lieutenant March 30, 1864, and captain 
by brevet September 27, 1865, "for meritorious services" during the war; 
served against the Texan forces on the Rio Grande, 1862-65; engaged in the 
Indian Wars in New Mexico, Arizona, California and Colorado, 1865-69; was 
in command of camp at Los Valles Grandes, New Mexico, October 3, 1863- 
June 9, 1864; Fort Reynolds, Col., November 17, lS67-April 1, 1869; was re- 
tired from active duty December 15, 1870 for wounds received in ling of duty, 
was given full rank of captain, U. S. A., by special act of Congress in 1899. 




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56 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. 

He was detailed as professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Univer- 
sity in the fall of 1868, and reported for duty April 8, 1869, which position he 
held until August 12, 1875; served as executive officer from May, 1869 until 
September of the same year. On August 12, 1875, he resigned his position to 
accept the professorship of Military Science and Tactics at the St. Augustine 
College at Benicia, Cal. In July, 1876, he resigned this position and returned 
to Northfield and resumed the position of professor of Military Science and 
Tactics. On October 19, 1876, he was elected president of the University, and 
served until July 1, 1880, when he resigned. He took a deep interest in the 
welfare of "N. U." During 1869-80, he raised considerable sums of money 
for the improvement of the University grounds and the completion of "Jack- 
man Hall." He compiled the first book of regulations pubUshed by the 
University, and under his administrations, cadet officers were first regularly 
and permanently commissioned to office. 

He served as professor of military science at the Shattuck School, Fari- 
bault, Minn., 1880-85; East Florida Seminary, Gainesville, Fla., 1885-89; 
Kenyon Military Academy, Gambler, Ohio, 1889-90; Marmaduke MiUtary 
Academy, Sweet Springs, Mo.; Howe School, Lima, Ind., for some time. In 
1885, he removed to Madison, Wis., where he made his home until his death. 
In 1898, he was appointed professor of Military Science and Tactics at the 
University of Wisconsin, which position he held until his death, meeting with 
marked success. He was commissioned colonel in the National Guard of 
Minnesota, September 15, 1884; lieutenant-colonel National Guard of Florida 
November 25, 1887, and colonel National Guard of Wisconsin, April 6, 1901. 

He wrote many stories and historical articles for the St. Nicholas, Wide 
Awake, Youth's Companion, Harper's Young People, and various other papers. 
He published one story in book form. Captured bij the Navajos, Harper Brothers, 
New York, 1898. He gave much valuable assistance on the history of Norwich 
University in 1898. He was a member of the Madison Lodge, No. 5, F. and A 
M., of Madison and Chapter R. A. M. of Madison; Wisconsin Historical 
Society; Wisconsin Society of Sons of the American Revolution, and Ver- 
mont Commandery Military Order of Loyal Legion. 

He was married May 17, 1866, to Harriette Louise Hughes of Ashland, 
N. H., who survives him and resides in Ashland. Five children were born to 
them: Warden Allan, born February 1, 1867, resides in Ashland, N. H.; 
Lawrence Albert, born April 11, 1872, now captain 22d United States Infantry; 
George Hughes, born June 30, 1874, died August 7, 1877; Dorothy Hughes, 
born April 7, 1878, married Wallace Chickering, resides in Chicago, 111.; Bar- 
bara Hilton, born March 2.3, 1882, married Earl B. Rose, resides in Milwaukee, 
Wis. 

PRESIDENT CHARLES HILDRETH LEWIS, U. S. A., A. M., LL. D. 
Charles H. Lewis was born in Alton, Me., August 5, 1837, and died in 
Camden, Me., December 8, 1906. At an early age, his parents removed to 
Bangor, Me., where he prepared for college. He entered the LTniversitj^ in 
1852, and graduated B. S. in 1855; was a member of the "University Regu- 
lators," (q. v.) and the A ^ TI Fraternity; received the degree of A. M. for 
the LTniversit}' and LL. D. in 1881. 

Soon after graduating, he went West and engaged in government siu-vey- 
ing and civil engineering in Minnesota and Iowa until the breaking out of the 




President Charles Ilildreth Lewis. 



58 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. 

Civil War. He then hastened directly to Washington, where he conferred with 
Hannibal Hamlin, a personal acquaintance, and although but twenty-four 
years of age, he was commissioned a captain of the 16th United States In- 
fantry, August 5, 1861. He served with marked distinction in the battles of 
Shiloh, Stone River, Murfreesboro, Missionary Ridge and Chickamauga. He 
took part in General Sherman's famous "March to the Sea" and was with 
General Thomas at the battle of Nashville. His distinguished service during 
the Civil War won for him the rank of brevet lieutenant-colonel, U. S. A. for 
meritorious service during the war. He resigned his commission, July 28, 
1864. 

He engaged in mining engineering in Colorado for two j^ears. He then 
went to New York and turned his attention to financial affairs. He was for 
twelve years a member of the New York Stock Exchange, where he gained 
considerable prominence. He then engaged in real estate business and held 
very valuable property along the coast of Maine. In 1882, he purchased Cape 
Jellison, on the coast of Maine, which embraced some eight hundred acres of 
picturesque table land situated at the head of Penobscot Bay and at the 
entrance of Penobscot river. Later in 1887, he established "Sorrento" 
on Frenchman's Bay, one of the finest watering places on the Atlantic coast. 
From this time up to the time of his death, he was engaged chiefly in develop- 
ing this property, and also property secured at Camden, Me. 

In 1880, the University finances were at a very low ebh. Colonel Lewis 
generously came forward at that critical time and consented to assume the 
financial control of the Institution and guaranteed all expenses. His generous 
offer was joyfully accepted by the trustees and in recognition of what he pro- 
posed to do, they changed the name of the University to Lewis College. He 
was made president of the University, December 21, 1880, and held this office 
until June 30, 1892. Every alumnus and friend of the University must re- 
member with gratitude the generosity of Colonel Lewis at this time. There is 
no question but what the L^niversity would have been obliged to close its doors, 
if it had not been for Colonel Lewis' assistance. Colonel Lewis and his ad- 
visors made many improvements in the LTniversity curriculum. They greatly 
strengthened the course of instruction. In 1883, Colonel Lewis began to meet 
with business losses, and was unable to defray the expenses of the University. 
In 1884, by action of the State Legislature, the name of the Institution was 
changed back to Normch University. 

He married Orianna Pendleton of Belfast, Me. Of this marriage four 
children are now Uving: Lenora, wife of Dr. James Jackson of Boston; Dexter 
Wadleigh, "N. U." '90; Kenneth Hastings, "N. U.," '96; Edison, Harvard 
University, '02, resides in New York. 

ACTING PRESIDENT GEORGE NICHOLS, M. D., LL. D. 

George Nichols, the only son of James and Annise Aiken (Dole) Nichols, 
was born in Northfield, Vt., April 17, 1827, and died there April 28, 1907. 
His father was a carpenter and builder, and was also a manufacturer of doors, 
sash, antl blinds in which business the son assisted, when not attending the 
district school. In 1840, he clerked in a country store; and in the winter of 
1841 and 1842, he taught district school in his native to\\Ti. During 1842-49, he 
was principally engaged in studying, teaching, and fitting for college at the 
Newbury (Vt.) Seminary. In 1848, he commenced the study of medicine 




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60 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. 

with the late Samuel W. Thayer, Jr., M. D., and graduated at the Vermont 
Medical College in Woodstock, in 18.51, with the honors of his class. 

He was appointed demonstrator of Anatomy; but did not take the position, 
preferring to practice his profession, which he at once entered upon in com- 
pany with Doctor Thayer. In 1854, he combined the drug business with his 
practice. In 1862, he was commissioned surgeon of the 13th Vermont Infantry 
and served the full term of his enlistment. From 1848 until 1853, he was 
State librarian, declining further elections. In 1865, he was appointed 
secretary of state by Governor J. Gregory Smith, to fill the vacancy then 
existing, and was elected in the fall of the same year, and held that office 
from term to term until 1884. During his early tenure of this office, the hbrary 
was so reorganized as to make it one of the most important and comprehensive 
departments of our State government. In 1870, he was president of the last 
constitutional convention of the State, at which the present biennial system 
of government was adopted. In 1872, he was a delegate to the National 
Republican Convention, and was made a member of the National Republican 
Committee in that year. In 1872, he was elected a member of the Republican 
State Committee of which he was either secretary or chairman until 1884, 
when he declined its further honors. In 1876, Dr. Nichols was appointed 
messenger to carry the vote of the Electoral CoUegeof the State to Washington. 
His supervision of the Presidential campaigns of 1872, 1876, and 1880, gave 
eminently satisfactory results. He was elected clerk and treasurer of the 
Vermont & Canada R. R. Co., and served from 1856 until 1859. In 1872, 
he was made chairman of the Board of Commissioners for receiving subscrip- 
tions to the capital stock of the Central Vermont, R. R.; and upon its reorgan- 
ization in 1873, he was elected clerk. In 1883, he was elected clerk of the 
Consolidated R. R. Co., of Vermont, holding these offices vmtil 1888, when he 
declined further elections. In 1868, he was elected director, and in 1875, 
president of the Northfield National Bank. 

He was elected a trustee of the Northfield Institution in 1865, and was 
a director of the Northfield Graded School for twelve years; was a member of 
the board of trustees of the Vermont Episcopal Institute at Burhngton, Vt. 
and for several years was one of the Executive Committee of said board. He 
took an active interest in the removal of the University to Northfield in 1866. 
He served as trustee, August 1, 1866-1907; treasurer, August 1, 1866 to June 
30, 1875; vice president and acting president, 1885 to July, 1895. He gave 
liberally to the construction of the first University building, and generously 
aided the University by his time and money. In 1881, the University conferred 
upon him the degree of LL. D. He was honored by his townsmen in repeated 
elections to offices of trust and responsibilty. Doctor Nichols was a man of 
marked ability, of an engaging and attractive personality. He lived a full 
strong life, achieving marked success in every undertaking. He was a member 
of the Protestant Episcopal church, and was identified with the councils of 
the diocese and of his home parish. He was a member of DeWitt Clinton 
Lodge, F. and A. M., of Northfield, and the Mt. Zion Commandery of Knights 
Templar; also an honorary member of the A Z 11 Fraternity. 

He was married in 1852, to Ellen Maria, daghter of Abijah Blake, of 
Vergennes, Vt. ; Mrs. Nichols died September 8, 1906. Two children were born 
to them : Alice Margaret, and a son, both of whom died in infancy. 



SKETCHES OF PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS, 1866-1911. 61 

PRESIDENT ALLAN DANVERS BROWN, LL.D. 

Rev. Allan D. Brown, LL. D., commander, United States Navy, retired, 
eldest child of Joshua Lawrence and Diana (Osborne) Brown, was born on 
September 2, 1843, in Batavia, N. Y., and died April 3, 1904, at Waynesville, 
N.C. 

His preliminary education was in public and private schools, one of them 
being the noted rectory school in Hamden, Conn., a military institution. He 
was appointed a midshipman from New York and entered the United States 
Naval Academy at Annapolis, September 23, 18G0, graduating. May 28, 1863. 
He was. immediately appointed ensign, his first duty being on board the 
sloop-of-war, Iroquois, then on blockade at Wilmington. In the spring, the 
ship was ordered to foreign waters and made an extended cruise to the Eng- 
lish Channel, the South American coast, the Cape of Good Hope and the 
Dutch East Indies, returning in October, 1865, having covered 45,000 miles 
in fifteen months. After a short leave, he was ordered to the Rhode Island, 
the flagship of the Home and West India stations, having been promoted to 
master in the meantime. A year later, he received his promotion to lieutenant 
and was assigned as executive officer of the Unadilla, a gunboat destined for 
the China station. During this cruise, the gunboat captured a Chinese pirate 
junk, and also visited Bangkok, Siam, the first American man-of-war that had 
ever entered the river Menam. 

Returning to the United States by way of San Francisco in 1869, he was 
detailed for duty at the Naval Academy, whers he served as instructor in Math- 
ematics for three years, having been promoted to lieutenant-commander in; 
1868. At the expiration of this tour of duty, he was ordered as navigating 
officer of the Omaha, serving on her a year on the Pacific station, and was 
then transferred to the flagship Perisacola. In September, 1873, he was on 
shore duty at Panama for two weeks, protecting the property of the Pacific 
Mail Steamship and Panama Railroad companies, with a detachment of officers 
and men from the ship, during one of the periodic revolutions which were then 
the plague of that country. As a result of this enforced sojourn on shore, 
the greater part of the officers and men were stricken with Panama fever of a 
severe type, Lieutenant Commander Brown among the number. He served 
out his full cruise, however, and was relieved from duty while the ship was 
at Honolulu, where she had conveyed King Kalakaua after his visit to this 
country. 

In 1876, he was a second time ordered to the Naval Academy, where he 
was assigned as instructor in the; department of Astronomy, Navigation and 
Surveying. He remained four years, one of which he was at the head of the 
department. He received his promotion to commander during this time. In 
the summer of 1880, he was on duty at Torpedo Station in Newport, and in 
Januaiy, 1882, was placed in command of the ship, Jamestown, then at Mare 
Island Navy Yard. His instructions were to bring his ship to Newport, where 
she was to be put in the training service. The passage from the Golden Gate 
to Block Island was made in 112 days, without sighting land in the meantime. 
For a year and a half he was engaged in training apprentices, receiving an offi- 
cial letter of thanks from the liureau of Equipment uj)on his detachment in 
1884. After a short time at the Naval Home in Philadelphia, he was ordered 
to the Naval Observatory in Washington as assistant superintendent. He 
remained there for four years and during a portion of the time was the super- 




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SKETCHES OF PRESIDENTS AND VlCE PRESIDENTS, 1866-1911. 63 

intendent. His special charge was the nautical department, including the 
time service. He was instrumental in the establishment of time balls at 
several points along the Atlantic coast and in the extension of the time ser- 
vice to the railroads of the country, being assigned to duty as the representative 
of the observatory at the General Time Convention in New York in 1887. He 
was the first to urge upon the Western Union Telegraj^h company the adoption 
of the present system of distributing time. In the fall of 1888, a recent seizure 
of American Property in Hayti caused the president to direct a man-of-war to 
be sent at once to Port au Price. The only vessel available was the historic 
Kearsarge, then at the navy yard at Portsmouth, N. H. Commander Brown 
was selected for this important service and was given private orders to hasten 
the preparation of the ship for duty. Thanks to the activity of his executive 
officer, Lieut. Charles E. Belknap, Commander Brown was enabled to leave 
the navy yard wharf on the fourth day after the officers and men had reported, 
three years' stores and a full supply of coal having been taken on board. Eight 
days after the hoisting of the pennant, the ship was at Hampton Roads. In 
the meantime another vessel, cruising in the West Indies, had been caught by 
cable and sent to Hayti, and the orders of the Kearage were modified, she being 
directed to take a relief crew to the Tallapoosa then at Montevideo. This 
commission was accomplished and the Kcarmrge retvu'ned to Hampton Roads 
in April, 1889. 

During this trip the malaria, which had given Commander Brown the 
Panama fever fifteen years before, and which had been intensified by four 
years' service in Washington, showed its effects most plainly and by the 
advice of his surgeon, he applied for a medical survey. He was detached from 
his command and granted a year's leave of absence for recuperative purposes. 
A year later, he was ordered before the retiring Board, who recommended a 
year's sick leave, but with little avail, for in 1891, he was found still, "inca- 
pacitated for duty" and was recommended for retirement. He then went to 
Brattleboro to reside permanently, as his physicians advised the New England 
climate. 

He became a candidate for holy orders in the Protestant Episcopal Church 
soon after his return to Brattleboro and he was ordained deacon by Bishop 
Bissell of the diocese of Vermont, November 30, 1892, in St. Michael's church, 
Brattleboro. He was assigned to Christ Church, Guilford, under the rector 
. of St. Michael's, where he remained until June, 1894, when he volunteered to 
take charge of the mission in Barre, Vt. He remained in Barre two years, 
during which time the numbers of the mission were largely increased, and by 
the help of Bishop Hall and the diocese at large, part of a handsome stone 
church erected. In June, 189.5, he was advanced to the priesthood in St. Paul's 
Church, Burlington by IMshop Hall. 

On Novemlx'r 10, 189G, he was elected president of the University and was 
inaugurated December, 8th. He served until January, 1904, when owing to 
failing health, he resigned the ofi^icc. 

President Brown {)roved an edicient head of the University and did nmch 
to advance the prosjierity of the Institution. His administration was one of 
the most successful in the history of the University, since the service of Cap- 
tain Partridge and Colonel Ransom. During his term of office the Dewey 
Hall was secured; much needed land was purchased; the military department 
was more fully recogniz(^d by tlus United States War Department; the Univer- 



64 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. 

sity was recognized l)y the State as its Military College; steps were taken to 
secure the Alumni HaU; General Dodge was interested to secure aid from Mr. 
Carnegie; practically much of the prosperity of the University since 1904 was 
made possible by the self sacrifice and hard work of President Brown. 

He contributed several professional articles, to Harper's Magazine, and was 
a frequent contributor to the editorial pages of the Army and Navy Journal. 
He won the gold medal of the United States Navel Institute in the prize essay 
competition of 1879 on Naval Education, and prepared a paper for the Franklin 
Institute of Philadelphia on The Electrical Distribution of Time, which was 
republished in The Scientific American, as a valuable contribution to the 
literature of the subject. 

He was twdce married^ first, December 29, 1863, to Gertrude, daughter of 
Hon. Royal and Laura (Keyes) Tyler of Brattleboro, who died September 
18, 1877. Two children were born to them: Helen Tyler, born in Brattle- 
boro, Vt., and now resides in that town; Ethel Ruth, born in Annapolis, 
Md., married Rev. George J. Sutherland, resides in Oxford, Conn. He was again 
married October 20, 1880, to Adeline Shannon, daughter of the Hon. Wilham 
Shannon and Elizabeth (Irwin) Pierce. Mrs. Brown resides in Brattleboro. 
One child was born to them: William Pierce, "N. U." '07, who graduated 
from the United States Naval Academy in June, 1910, and after a short leave 
of absence was assigned to duty on board the U. S. S., Vermont. 

PRESIDENT CHARLES HORACE SPOONER, A. M., LL. D. 

Charles H. Spooner, son of Stephen Alden and Sophia Lois (Hull) Spooner, 
was born in Charlestown, N. H., August 6, 1858. He attended the schools 
of his town, and entered Norwich in 1874, graduating B. S. in 1878 and A. B. 
in 1879; Norwich gave him his ^Masters degree in 1897, and the University of 
Vermont LL. D. in 1904; was a corporal, sergeant, 2d heutenant and captain 
in the corps of cadets. He was distinguished at the University for his ability 
in Mathematics and in the Classical Languages. He is a member of the 
6 A Fraternity. 

Soon after graduating, he was appointed commandant and instructor in 
English in St. Augustine College, Benicia, Cal. In 1881, having resigned 
this position and retiu-ned to Vermont, he organized the military department 
of the Vermont Academy at Saxtons River and became instructor of ^Mathe- 
matics and Physics at that school. Eight years later, he accepted the principal- 
ship of a grammar school in Fitchburg, Mass. From 1890 to 1904, he was in 
charge of the second year class of the ^Manual Training School of Washington 
University, St. Louis, Mo. Elected president of Norwich L'niversitj' in 1904, 
during the intervening seven years, he has in that position, been fortunate 
enough to see the enrollment increased 76 percent in number; the faculty 
doubled; the buildings more than doubled; the permanent endowTnent 
multiplied by ten; the income from the State by two and a half; fortimate 
also in finding year b}' year the college winning good name and fame in an 
ever widening circle. 

He has taken an active intei-est in military matters, serving as-major in 
the National Guard of California, while commandant of St. Augustine College; 
also as major and inspector of rifle practice. Brigade Staff Vermont Militia, 
1887-1889; served as aide on the staff 6f the Grand Marshal at the Dewey 
Parade in St. Louis, May 3, 1899; was chief of the Educational division at 




President Charles Horace Spooner. 



66 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. 

the dedication of the Louisiana Purchase Expedition, St. Louis, in April, 1903. 
With a deep interest in educational matters, he is an earnest advocate of 
Manual Training in the schools of the country. He shared in the civic 
reform movement, which secured a new charter for the public schools of St. 
Louis. He joined the Episcopal Church in 1880, and the I. O. O. F. in 1890; and 
is a member of the Northfield Conversational Club ; the American Geographic 
Society; also various forestry, peace and arbitration associations. 

He was married in Gardiner, Me., November 15, 1882, to Inez Grant Davis, 
daughter of David G. and Martha E. (Shields) Davis. Mrs. Spooner is a 
graduate of Lombard University, Galesburg, 111. One child has been born to 
them: James Davis, born October 11, 1898. 



VICE-PRESIDENTS. 



COL. FRANCIS ^'OLTAIRE RANDALL, A. M. 

Francis V. Randall, son of Gurdon R. and Lam-a Scott (Warner) Randall, 
was born in Braintree, Vt., February 13, 1824, and died in Northfield, Vt., 
March 1, 188.5. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, where 
a granite shaft, set up by his comrades in arms in memory of their beloved 
leader, marks his resting place. 

In 1828, his parents removed to Northfield, where he attended the district 
school in the winter, working on a farm with his father, and at carpentry in 
the summer. Later he attended for a few terms the academy at Chester, Vt., 
and taught school winters. He studied law 'wdth the Hon. Heman Carpen- 
ter of Northfield, 1845-48, and was admitted to the Washington County bar 
in November, 1848; practiced his profession in Northfield, 1848-57; Rox- 
bury, Vt., 1857-60; Montpelier, Vt., 1860-61, 1865-76. In his profession, 
he was eminently successful, being one of the ablest advocates before juries at 
the Washington County bar. 

He was commissioned captain, Company F, 2d Vermont Infantry, May 
20, 1861; served in the battles of Bull Run, Lees Mills, WilHamsburg, Goldings 
Farm, Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, and Crampton's Gap. He resigned 
September 9, 1862, to return to Vermont to assist in enrolling more troops for 
the service. He took an active part in raising the 13th Vermont Infantry 
and was commissioned its colonel, September 24, 1862. In this work, he was 
assisted by W. D. Munson, '54, later lieutenant-colonel of the regiment, and 
by George Nichols, M. D., later surgeon of the regiment. At the battle of 
Gettysburg, July 1-4, 1863, the 13th Vermont lead by its gallant colonel, 
rendered conspicuous service and gained for themselves an immortal name in 
the war history of our country for the gallantry displayed in this decisive battle. 
Notable, during the second day's fight. Colonel Randall, at the request of 
General Hancock, recaptured a battery that had been lost to the Confederates 
and turned with terrible effect upon our own men who had been unable to 
silence it. For their gallantry in this heroic charge. General Hancock personally 
and on the field, complimented Colonel Randall and his command. To this 
regiment belongs the distinction of repulsing General Pickett's famous charge 
in this battle. He was mustered out of service, July 21, 1863, and began im- 
mediately to recruit the 17th Vermont Volunteers; was commissioned its 




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68 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. 

colonel, Februarj^ 10, 1864; served with distinction in the battles of the Wilder- 
ness, the siege of Petersburg and the capture of Lee's army, and finally was 
mustered out of the service, July 14, 1865. 

Returning to Montpelier, Colonel Randall spent several years in looking 
after business interests that had been more or less neglected and of a miscel- 
laneous sort; and from 1876 to 1883, he engaged in farming in Brookfield, Vt. 
In 1884, he bought the old hotel at Northfield Center, later used as the "X. 
U." mess hall, where he lived until his death. In politics he was, before the 
war, a Democrat; after it, a Republican. He was postmaster of Northfield, 
1853-57. He represented Roxbury in the House of Representatives, from 
1857 to 1859, and was state's attorney of Washington County in 1859. 

He took great interest in the welfare of "N. U." serving as vice-president 
from 1883 until his death and as trustee, 1882-89; received from the University 
the honorary degree of A. M. He was always ready to give of his time and means 
to serve the University; gave assistance in securing the State aid in 1884. 
He once said of "N. U.": "To see her future permanent and secure would be 
glory enough for me if my whole life's work besides were blotted out.' ' He 
was a member of DeWitt Clinton Lodge, F. and A. M., of Northfield, and 
the G. A. R.; honorary member X Fraternity. 

He was twice married: first, July 3, 1846, to Caroline Elizabeth Andrus 
of Connecticut. Three children were born to them: Charles Woodbridge, born 
May 14, 1847, died October 20, 1868; Francis Voltaire, born April 3, 1851, 
resides in northern Vermont; Zella Valeria, born in 1854, and died in infancy. 
He was married the second time, December 6, 1863, to Fanny Gertrude Colby 
of South New Market, N. H., who died in Ellendale, N.D., October 26, 1893. 
Three children were born to them: Phil Sheridan," N.U.," '86; Gurdon Colby, 
born December 21, 1867, died July 20, 1868; Luther Volney, born March 4, 
1875, and resides in Flaxton, N. D. 

VICE-PRESIDENT CHARLES DOLE, B. S., A. :\I. 

Charles Dole, son of Christopher Sergeant and Harriet (Howes) Dole, 
was born in Northfield, Vt., October 22, 1843. He prepared for college at 
the Northfield Institution, and entered the LTniversity in September, 1866, 
graduating B. S. in 1869; he also studied in addition to the regular work of 
the Scientific department, the Latin, and the literature of the Classical Course; 
was adjutant of the corps of cadets; editor of the Reveille; member of the^ A 
Fraternity; received the degree of A. M. in course in 1872. During his senior 
year and in 1869-70, he was instructor in Mathematics and Latin. In 1871, 
he was advanced to thepiofessorship of History, Rhetoric, Logic and Belles- 
Lettres, which position he held until 1886, when he resigned to engage in 
business. During the absence of President Curtis in California, 1875-76, 
he served as executive officer and commandant of cadets; served as secretary 
of the faculty, 1881-86; was president of the Alumni Association, 1892-94. 
He has served as vice president of the University from 1895 to date and acting 
president during 1895-96; served as alumni member of the Board of Trustees 
1894^1899, and trustee, 1899 to date. He established the Mess hall in January 
1871, which he conducted until 1882, 1898-1903. In January 1873, when the 
Univcrsit}^ finances were at a low ebb, he assumed all the financial responsi- 
bihtiesof the University and for two years met all obligations, which resulted in 



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a heavy loss to him. Professor Dole has been a constant friend of "N. U." 
giving Uberally of his time and money to advance the welfare of the University. 

He has taken an active interest in Agricultural matters, and for several 
years has engaged extensively in farming; was editor, Vermont Farmer, 1885-89. 
In 1898, he became identified with 
the slate industry of Northfield ; was 
president of the Dole, Brill Black 
Slate Co., later the Vermont Black 
Slate Co., 1898-99. 

He is a Republican in politics 
and hasiaken an active part in the 
affairs of his town; represented 
Northfield in the House of Repre- 
sentatives 1888-90; was superin- 
tendent of schools, 1874-82. He is 
an active member of the Universa- 
list church; was chairman of the 
church convention for Vermont and 
the Province of Quebec; a member 
of DeWitt Clinton Lodge, No. 15, 
F. and A.M.; the I. O. G. T.; and 
the Northfield Conversational Club. 

He has been twice married: 
first, August 2, 1870, to Mary lone 
Oilman, of Paw Paw, Mich., who 
died October 17, 1887. Four chil- 
dren were born to them : Carl Oil- 
man, "N. U." '90; Harry Raymond, 
"N. U.", '96; Anna May, born December 4, 1872, died April 9, 1874; 
Lena Harriet, born April 2, 1875, died March 22, 1882. He was again 
married July 3, 1893, to Mrs. Clara (Austin) McClearn of Northfield, sister 
of Charles E. Austin, '87. Three children have been born to them: Clara 
Marion, born December 16, 1894; Charles Paul, born September 4, 1896; 
Ralph Austin, born October 21, 1903. 




Vice-President Charles Dole. 



CLARENCE LOCKWOOD HATHAWAY, M. S., M. D., PH. D. 

Clarence L. Hathaway, son of Tilnus and Lois (Blake) Hathaway, was 
born in Calais, Vt., November 19, 1846. He prepared for college at the Barre 
(Vt.) Academy, and at Newbury (Vt.) Seminary and entered the University in 
September, 1866, graduating B. S. in 1869; was a corporal, seigeant, and 1st 
lieutenant in the corps of cadets; member of the X Fraternity; received 
the degrees of M. S. in course in 1874 and Ph. D. in 1883. He was elected vice- 
president of the University, December 31, 1880, and served until June 20, 
1SS3. The duties of president largely fell to him which lu; pcsrformed with 
great fidelity. He gave much time and labor, without compensation, that his 
Alma Makr might live. He was elected trustce'of the University December 3, 
1880, and served until June 24. 1891. 

He took .special work at Harvard University, 1869- 70; and in (iu^ latter yea,!-, 
he was appointed assistant astronomer to the Argentine National yVstronom- 



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ical Observatory located at Cordore, Argentine Republic, S. A. The Records 

of his observations and computations during three years are embodied in the 

.'^'~'- "^ V ranoinetria Argentijia with atlas, 

which gives the brightness and 

liosition of every fixed star dowTi to 

the seventh magnitude within one 

hundred degrees of the South Pole. 

This Uranometria, published in 

/ ^ Mtiih ^aiPNls. Buenos Ayres in 1879 in Spanish and 

Enghsh, is today the recognized 
authority in Sidereal astronomy of 
the Austral heavens. He resigned 
this position in 1874. 

He graduated 'SI. D. in 1876 
from the College of Medicine and 
Surgery, Cincinnati, and the follow- 
ing year he attended the medical 
department of the Columbia Uni- 
ver.sity, X. Y. He practiced medi- 
cine in Boston, Mass., until 1884, 
when on account of health, he ac- 
cepted the post of surgeon and pay- 
master for the United States and 
Brazil Steamship Co., and made 
Dr. Clarence Lockwood Hathaway. several voyages to Rio de Janeiro. 

Owing to professional and business engagements, he has travelled extensively 
in South and Central America. His writings have appeared in periodicals of 
both hemispheres; and he is said to have been among the first to advocate 
reciprocity^ between American Republics to promote extension of com- 
mercial relations. Personal financial interests and the care of an aged 
mother caused him to retire temporarily from medical practice. He is a 
member of Green ^lountain Lodge, No. 68, F. and A. M., of Cabot, Vt. 
His residence is No. .53 Fremont Street, \Mnthrop, Mass. 




CHAPTER III. 



Sketches of Professors, 1866-1911. 

PROF. GEORGE ALLEN ARNOLD, A. M. 

George A. Arnold, son of George Henry and Mary Perkins (Allen) Ai-nold, 
was born in Braintree, Mass., August 4, 1S71. He prepared for college at the 
Braintree, (Mass.) High School 
and the Thayer Academy; gradu- 
ated Ph. B. from Tufts College in 
1892, and A. M. in 1893. 

He served as professor of 
History and Modern Languages at 
the University during 1893-94; also 
served as coach and captain of the 
foot ball team; was instructor in 
Mathematics and Gymnastics at 
the Thayer Academy 1894-99. 
Since this last date, he has engaged 
in market gardening in Braintree, 
Mass., in company with G. H. 
Arnold & Sons. He is a member 
of Delta Lodge, F. and A. M.; J 9' 
Fraternity; the Cochato and Nor- 
folk clubs; the Quincy Choral 
Society. 

He was married December 23, 
1897, to Edith Eldredge Cain, a 
native of Boston. Four children 
have been born to them: Edith 
Allen, born September 13, 1899; P^^^- ^«°^ee Allen Arnold. 

Mary Beatrice, born December 6, 1900; G(>org(! Allen, Jr., born Septem- 
ber 18, 1904; Margaret Cain, born January 2o, 190G. 

PROF. FRANK ARTHUR BALCH, A. M. 

Frank A. Balch, son of Barker S. and Jennie (Whitcomb) Balch, was born 
in Jonesville, Vt., April 25, 1870. He prepared for college at the St. Johns- 
bury, (Vt.) Academy, and entered Dartmouth College in 1890, graduating 
A. B. in 1894. He received a fellowship from Dartmouth and <luring 1894-95, 
he took post graduate work in the Natural Sciences; was a member of the 
A K K Fraternity. / 

In September, 1895, he came to the University as instructor in Botany 
and Geology. He was elected professor of the same subjects in 1896, and held 
the chair until 1900. Since this date, he has engaged in farming in Jonesville 
and in botanical work. In 1900, the University conferred upon him the degree 
of A. M. He is a member of the Congregational church. 




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PROF. FRANKLIN WESTON BARTLETT, A. M., D. D. 
Franklin W. Bartlett, son of Orrin Daniel and Mary (Weston) Bartlett, 
was born in Towanda, Fa., August 30, 1843. He is descended from English 
ancestry the forefathers of both parents having come to this country in 
Colonial times. 

His school days were mostly spent at the Susquehanna Collegiate In- 
stitute, Towanda, Pa. In 1861, he entered Union College, Schenectady, 
N. Y., and graduated A. B. in 1865. He was a member of the Philomathian 
Society for which he wrote, by appointment, the ode sung on its 70th anni- 
versary. He was editor of the Annual Bulletin of his class in 1866. He re- 
ceived from Union the degree of M. A. in 1868, and of D. D. in 1887. In 1896, 
he also received the degree of M. A. from Williams College. 

He became a candidate for the ministry of the Episcopal church in 1865, 
and began a course of Theological study during a part of which, he taught in the 

institute in Towanda. He gradua- 
ted from the Berkeley Divinity 
■^ School, Middletown, Conn., in 1869, 

and was in July of that year or- 
dained to the ministry by Bishop 
Stevens of Pennsylvania. His first 
charge was in AUentown, Pa., to- 
gether with the mission at Catasau- 
qua. He was assistant minister of 
Trinity church. Pottsville, Pa., 1871- 
72. He taught Greek, Latin, and 
\'ocal Culture in the State Normal 
School, Bloomsburg, Pa., 1872-73. 
He was again assistant minister at 
Trinity Church, Pottsville, Pa., 1873- 
74. He was headmaster of a church 
school for boys at Fox Chase,Phila- 
delphia, 1874-76. 

In 1877, he became rector of St. 
Mary's church, Northfield, Vt., 
where he officiated until early in 
1883. He was appointed professor 
of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy 
in"N. U." in 1878, and besides his 
work in that department, he taught Latin and Spanish. He was chaplain of 
"N. U." for some years. He wrote for the Reveille a biographical sketch of 
Prof. Alonzo Jackman, LL. D., and another for Hemenway 's Gazeteer of Ver- 
mont. His sermon, preached in memory of Professor Jackman, was issued 
in pamphlet form. 

At the invitation of Bishop Huntington, he went to Syracuse in 1883 
lo do mission work in central New York, and he also took charge for some 
months at a time of Grace church, and of Trinity church, Syracuse, and of 
Trinity church, Seneca Falls, N. Y. In 1886, he accepted a call to St. John's 
church, Williamstown, Mass. Besides his ministry there of seven years, he 
taught Hebrew in Wilhams College, 1887-1894. He took temporary charge 
during the rector's absence of St. John's church, Bangor, Me., 1896-1897. 




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He was rector of St. Paul's Church, Peabody, Mass., 1897-98, which he re- 
signed on account of illness, and a long period of ill health followed. He re- 
moved to Rockport, Mass., in 1900, where he has since resided. He has been 
for the past five years pastor of St. Mary's church. 

He is a member of the Essex Institute of Salem, Mass., also of the Cape 
Ann Scientific and Literary Association, Gloucester, Mass., and is an assor 
ciate member of the O. W. Wallace Post No. 106 G. A. R. of Rockport. He 
was president for four years of the Rockport Shakespear 's Club, and is an 
honorary member of the Northfield Conversational Club. 

He has at intervals produced a few lyrics. One of his odes, written by 
request, was sung to special music at the Semi-Centennial of New Bedford. 
Some of his hymns, contributed to periodicals, have found their way into 
musical hymnals He is included in the list of hymn writers in the Dictionary 
of Hymnology, edited by Dr. John Julian, and published in England. 

On July 20, 1890, he was married to Katherine, youngest daughter of 
Charles S. Nichols of Salem, Mass. She died March 3, 189S. 



CAPT. LYLE FREDERICK BELLINGER, U. S. N., C. E., M. S. 

Lyle F. Bellinger, son of Lorentz Milton ami Margaret (Ashley) BeUinger, 
was born in Mohawk, N. Y. January 10, 1867. He prepared for college in the 
Ilion (N. Y.) High School and Academy, class of 1882, and graduated C. E. 
from Cornell University in 1887. 
In 1888, Norwich University con- 
ferred upon him the degree of M. S. 

He was professor of Civil Engi- 
neering at "N. U." September, 1887 
to July, 1889, with rank ["of 2d lieu- 
tenant V. N. G.; was pitcher and 2d 
baseman "N. U." base ball team, 
1887-89; honorary member of the 
A 1^ fl Fraternity. 

He was transitman, Carthage & 
Adirondack R. R. in 1887; engineer 
for the Ilion (N. Y.) Gas Co., 1889; 
chief engineer, Georgia, Tennessee, 
and llUnois R. R.; Tallapoosa, (Ga.) 
Street Ry., Tallapoosa Lumber R. R. 
Co., 1890-92. He was a member of 
the firm of Crapp& Bellinger, railroad 
and mill supplies, Atlanta, Ga., 1S9(J- 
98; superintendent of construction 
Lakewood Electric R. R., lS95;'was 
contractor for extensive surveys on 
the Chattahoochee River in 1897; Capt. Lyle Frederick Bellinger, 

assistant engineer, Tallassee, Ala., dam and |)ower plant in 1899; was super- 
intendent for contractor, Norfolk, Va., and junior engineer for Ignited 
States War Department, Albany, N. Y., 1900. 

He was vice-president Globe Construction Co., the Merchants and Min{>rs 
Bank and director Tallapoosa Lumber R. R. Co., all of Tallapoosa, Georgia, 
1890-93. During 1898-99, h(> was captain Co. G, 3d United States Volunteer 




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Engineers and was stationed in Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Lexington, Ky., 
Macon, Ga., and Cienfviegos, Cuba; commanded 2nd Battalion of Engineers 
about two months; made surveys of the inner harbor of Cienfuegos. He was 
commissioned a civil engineer in the United States Navy in January, 1901 ; 
served at the New Orleans Naval Station, 1903-06; Brooklyn Navy Yard, 
1901-03, 1906 to date. 

He is a member of the Methodist Church; of Ilion Lodge, No. 591, F. and 
M. of Ihon, N.Y.; member of Council of New York Commandery of Naval 
and Military Order of the Spanish-American War; American Society of Civil 
Engineers; Cornell Society, Civil Engineers; Army and Navy Club of New 
York city. 

He was married at Atlanta, Ga.. January 31, 1899, to Annie Beall Dobbs. 
Four children have been born to them: Elizabeth, born December 20, 1900; 
Margaret, born March 16, 1902; Frederick, born August 14. 1904; Loren 
Dobbs, born July 11, 190S. 

PROF. EDWARD BOURNS, A. M., LL. D. 

Edward Bourns was born in Dublin, Ireland, October 29, 1801, and died at 
Norwich, Vt., July 14, 1871. In the fall of 1823, he entered Trinity CoUege, 
Dublin, an Instituton classed with Oxford and Cambridge for its scholarly 
training and classical curriculum. For some reason, he did not pursue his 
course consecutively, but left college, to act as tutor in a private family, and 
did not take his degree of B. A. until July 9, 1833. 

After graduating, he engaged as reviewer and writer for the well known 
publishing firm, Thomas Gregg & Son, doing business in Cheapside, London. 
He engaged later as a teacher in an English famil3^ In August, 1837, he came 
to this country and opened an English and Classical School in Philadelphia, 
where he became acquainted with the Rev. William DeLaney, D. D., provost of 
the Pennsylvania University. After the consecration of Dr. DeLaney as bishop 
of Western New York, and his removal to Geneva, N. Y., in 1838, Doctor 
Bourns was attracted to Geneva. In 1839, he received the degree of M. A. 
from Hobart College, then presided over by Rev. Benjamin Hale, D. D., and 
the same year was elected adjunct professor of the Latin and Greek Languages 
in that Institution. In 1841 , the same college conferred upon him the degree of 
LL. D.; also in the same year, on the seventh of March, he was ordained deacon 
in the Protestant Episcopal Church, and the following year, March 12, he was 
ordained priest. 

In 1845, Doctor Bourns resigned his professorship in Hobart College and 
went to Brooklyn, N. Y., where he continued to teach the ancient languages 
until he was elected in September, 1850, to the presidency of Norwich Univer- 
sity. He continued to hold this office until 1865, and from 1850 until a 
few days before his death, discharged the duties of professor of Latin and 
Greek. 

During a connection of twenty j'ears with the University, as president and 
professor of Ancient Languages, Doctor Edward Bourns endeared himself to 
the members of as many classes through his eminent attainments, his kindly 
sympathy, and his delicate, incisive wit. It became a saying in the corps, wit- 
nessed to by generations of cadets, that no one could enter the doctor's rooms 
on the briefest of errands and not depart wiser than he came. The manly, 
honest, and truthful cadet, who got into trouble through exuberance of spirits, 




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always felt when undergoing the penalties inflicted for his infractions of disci- 
pline that he had the respect and sympathy of the disciplinarian; while the 
unmanly fellow w'ho attempted to cover or palliate his faults by a falsehood, 
would find "Old Teddy' ' severe in the extreme, and would carry through life a 
memory of that severe look of contempt which would knot the doctor's brow 
as he gave a deprecatory shrug to his broad shouders. Possessed of the na- 
tional wit of his nation, but without its brogue, for his English was of the purest 
diction, he courted that display of it in others; but it is not on record that a 
cadet ever acquired an advantage over the doctor in an exchange of witticism. 
His was a w^t, as before remarked, that was delicate and incisive; but it never 
gave pain and it never failed to provoke a smile, even from its victim. 

Dr. Bourns w^as no ordinary man. The intrinsic force, native shrewdness 
and genial kindness of his natm-e made him generally respected and admired by 
many. He was a man of learning and acumen. At Dublin University he won 
honorable prizes and in his library were books marked with the printed seal of 
his Ahna Mater recording the occasions upon which he won them in scholastic 
competitions. Rev. Dr. Malcolm Dougla.ss, from whose paper on Doctor 
Bourns, contributed to a Vermont publication, some portions of this sketch are 
copied says "He earned by long practice, a right to teach, as it were, ex cathe- 
dra. He was a voluminous, careful and exhaustive reader, yet never at any 
time in his sermons or addresses, in conversations or in discussions, did he 
ever betray the consequence of the pedant or assume to be other than a sincere 
inquirer after truth.* * * No man could discern better than he the weak 
points of a coxcomb, or a hypocrite; and no man could with keener humor and 
presence of mind foil the advances of intrusive persons and turn the tables upon 
them. Yet with a facility of extempore speech, and a native readiness that 
but for his diffidence and physical hindrances would have placed him among 
our foremost public speakers, and with a keen and humorous mother-wit, he 
guarded the portals of his speech with the greatest care from hasty, unbecom- 
ing or careless words.' ' 

He had never belonged to a military organization; but somehow he had 
acquired the swinging stride of the modern soldier, and in his best days at Nor- 
wich it was a pleasant and invigorating sight to see him take a constitutional 
across the plain. When standing erect, his height was six feet, two inches, ^-ith 
a framework — a breadth of shoulders, a development of muscle, and, massive 
loins — in equal proportion. His physical courage was perfect. A modest talk 
or two, in which he told the writer of "town and gown' ' encounters at old Trin- 
ity, where he bore "a bit of a stick," reveals him as a "broth of a boy." 

Dr. Bourns may be said, like an old time knight, to have literally "died in 
his harness.' ' He climbed the hill to the University foi- the last time in the 
winter, 1870-71. Grown feeble on account oia lifelong asthma, much earlier 
than his stalwart physique had promised, he was obliged to pause frequently 
in his ascents before reaching the crest. When at last, he reluctantly acknowl- 
edged that he could no longer make the climb to his classes, they were sent to 
his place of residence. Captain Curtis once proposed to relieve him of them, 
but he replied, "If you take my classes from me, I shall die." And so the 
cadets continued to fill the doctor's sitting room and recite to him, as he lay 
upon a couch and drilled them with all the exactness and critical refinement 
that had distinguished him through healthier days. When the last recitation 
was held and dismissed he rapidly declined, and after midnight of Commence- 
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PROF. PHILANDER DRURY BRADFORD, M. D., A. M. 

Philander D. Bradford, son of John and Lucy (Brooks) Bradford, was 
born in Randolph, Vt., April 11, 1811 and died in Northfield, Vt., July 16, 
1892. In 1815, upon the death of his mother, he went to Uve with relatives 
in Alstead, N. H., and in 1S26, he returned to Randolph, Vt., where he attended 
the famous Orange County Grammar School at the Center. He studied medicine 
with his brother Dr. Austin Bradford of Randolph, 1831-32; graduated M. D., 
from the Vermont Medical College, Woodstock, in 1S34; received the degree 
of A. M. from the University of Vermont in 1S50, and the same degree from 
"N.U.,"inl882. 

He began the practice of his 
profession in Braintree, Vt., in 1834, 
and subsequently practiced in Ran- 
dolph and Bethel. In 1854, he 
located in Northfield, Vt., where he 
made his home until his death. He 
continued his practice in Northfield 
until 1890. He was professor of 
Physiology and Pathology at the 
Castleton, Vt., Medical College, 
1857-62. He served as surgeon of 
the 5th Vermont Infantry, Decem- 
ber 3, 1862 until March 1, 1863, 
when he resigned. 

He was at first a "Free Soiler" 
in poUtics and later a Republican 
and held many offices; represented 
Randolph in the Hou.se of Repre- 
sentatives in 1853-54; State senator 
in 1862 and 1863; served as com- 
missioner of insane in 1854 and 1855. 

He took an active interest in 
the University, serving as trustee 
from 1867 until his death. He was 




Professor Philander Drury Bradford 



a member of the committee, which seciu'ed the Jocation of the University 
in Northfield and was especially active in the interests of the Institution 
during the dark days of 1880-84; was professor of the natural Sciences at 
"N. U.," 1866-70; Physiology, 1866-74; 1883-89; Anatomy, 1883-89, 
Histology, 1870-74. He was lecturer on Natural History, 1874-83, Physiology, 
1874-80; Natural Sciences, 1866-70; surgeon, 1870-89; librarian, 1870-75. 

He was a member of the E])iscopal Church; DoWitt CUnton Lodge, 
F. and A. M.; I. O. O. F., serving as Grand Master in 1860; and a member 
of the Right Worthy Grand Lodge of the United States during 1875-76; was 
prominent in the Sons of lemperance of Vermont, serving as its chief officer 
in 1861. He was a member of the Vermont Medical Society, serving as its 
president in 1863. 

He was twice married: first, in 1835 to Susan H. Edson of Randolph, 
who died October 15, 1865. One child: Ellen Eliza, married George VV. 
Soper, (q. v.) of Northfield, died Api'il 12, 1889. He was again married in 
May, 1867, to Olive Moore of Sharon, who died August 5, 1890; no children. 



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PROF. CHARLES COMSTOCK BRILL, A. M., PH. D. 

Charles C. Brill, son of Addison and Mary (Comstock) Brill, was born in 
Northwestern, N. Y., January 1, 1862. In 1870, his parents removed to 
Ilion, N. Y., where he prepare;! for college. In 1881, he entered Syracuse 

University, graduating A. B. in 1885, 
having elected chemistry in his junior 
and senior years. He was a member 
of the A K E Fraternity; also several 
local societies; served as editor of 
the Syracusan and editor-in-chief of 
the Onondagan in 1884. In 1886, 
]\i< Alma Mater conferred upon him 
I he degree of A. M., in course. The 
Mars, 188.5-86, he spent at Johns 
Hopkins University in post graduate 
work in Chemistry and Mineralogy. 
In the fall of 1886, he was 
I Ire ted professor of Chemistry and 
Physics at "N. U." succeeding Dr. 
Louis Habel, holding the position 
until 1906, when ov\'ing to business 
cares, he resigned this chair. He 
served as superintendent and ex- 
ecutive officer of the University from 
1887 until December, 1896; Septem- 
ber, 1903 until June, 1904. In 1907, 
the University conferred upon him 
the degree of Ph. D. 
He has been connected with several business enterprises; is a stockholder 
in the Coleman Carriage & Wagon Co., of lUon, N. Y. ; was president of the 
Northfield Telsphone Co., for several years; seci'etary and treasurer of the 
Dole-Brill Slate Co., of Northfield, 1898 to date. He is an active member 
of the Methodist church; the Amr^rican Association for the Advancement of 
Science; member of the Northfield Conversational Club, 1887-1908. He was 
director, Northfield School Board for some time. 

He was married, October 29, 1889, to Carrie Hoefler of Ilion, N. Y., 
sister of P. R. Hoefler,'95. They have one child, Marion Elizabeth. Since 
1906, Professor Brill has resided in IHon, N. Y. 




Prof. Charles Comstock Briil. 



PROF. WILBUR BUZZELL, A. M., D. D. S. 

Wilbur Buzzell, son of John and Catherine AmeUa (Lewis) Buzzell, 
was born in Atlas, Genesee county, Mich., November 27, 1848. He prepared 
for college at the Detroit, Mich., High School, and graduated A. B. from the 
University of Michigan in 1873. 

He was instructor of Latin, Greek and German at "N. U.," 1873-76; 
instructor of Latin, Greek and the Higher Mathematics at the High School, 
Lafayette, Ind., 1876-78; was superintendent of schools at Attica, Ind., 1878- 
81. He entered the Dental deimrtment of the L^niversity of Micliigan 
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Ohio, in February, 1884, where he 
has practiced his profession to date. 
He received the degree of A. M. 
from his Alma Mater in 1876. 

He has taken great interest in 
music, and has served for many 
years as organist and choir master 
of the Methodist church of Port 
Chnton. He is a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church; Oliver 
H. Perry Lodge, F. and A. M.; I. O. 
O. F.; Ohio State Dental Society; 
Northern Ohio Dental Association. 

He has been twice married: first, 
in Ann Arbor, Mich., September 1, 
1875, to Caroline Matthews, a 
native of Northfield, Washteni 
county, Mich., who died May i 1 
1905. He was again married in P( t 
Clinton, Ohio, November 11, 19( 
to Emilie Henrietta Durheim, 
native of Waterburg, Tenn. 




Prof. Wilbur Buzzell 



PROF. HIRAM ADOLPHUS CUTTING, A. M., M. D., PH. D. 

Hiram A. Cutting, son of Stephen Church and Eliza (Reed) Cutting, 
was born in Concord, Vt., December 23, 1832, and died in Lunenburg, April 
18, 1892. At an early age, he displayed a remarkable fondness for the study 
of Zoology, and while a mere boy made a fine collection of natural objects. 
In 1846, he began the study of medicine. 

He taught school several winters, beginning in 1848, meeting with marked 
success; and later, he studied surveying and followed that work for some time. 
For several years, he worked as an itinerant photographer during the simimer 
months, teaching school winters and studying at irregular intervals at the St. 
Johnsbury (Vt.) Academy. He engaged in the dry goods business in company 
with an uncle in St. Johnsbury, Vt., from 1854 until 1866. In this last year 
he bought his uncle's share in the business, and continued it until 1870. 

In 1866, his fine geological collection numbering 2,500 specimens was 
destroyed by a fire; but with his characteristic energy, he began another collec- 
tion which on his death numbered 30,000 sjjecimens. He also possessed a 
fine library of 16,000 volumes. His fine geological collection is owned by the 
town of Bethlehem, N. II. During the Civil War, he was appointed an ex- 
amining surg(?on and for some years after the war, did an extensive business 
as claim agent. He studierl medicine privately with Prof. Edward E. Phelps, 
M. D., (q. V.) in 1870, and, upon his recommendation, Dartmouth College 
conferred upon him the degree of M. D. in the same year. He served as in- 
structor of Natural Sciences at Montpelier Seminary for some time; served as 
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geologist, 1872-80; secretary of the Vermont Board of Agriculture, 1881-82, 
and fish commissioner in 1881. He was appointed lecturer of Natural 
Sciences at "N. V.' ' in 1880, and served until 1886. In 1868, the University 
conferred upon him the degree of A. M. and Ph. D. in 1879. He practiced 
medicine in Lunenburg, Vt., from 1885 until his death. He was State delegate 
to the International Forestry Congress in 1885; represented the State at the 

Agricultural Congress in St. Paul, 
Minn., in 1886. He made several in- 
ventions in photography and several 
valuable discoveries in Geologj'. 

He contributed manj' articles to 
the newspapers and magazines. His 
IHiblished works are: Mining in Ver- 
mont, 1872; Meteorological Tables and 
Climatology of Vermont, 1877; Micro- 
scopic Revelations, 1878; Farm Pests, 
Including Insects, Fungi and Ani- 
mnlcules, 1879; Notes on Building 
Stones; Azotes on Plant Growth, 1880; 
Lectures on Plants, Fertilization, Insects, 
ForestrT/, Farm Homes, 1882; Scientific 
Lectures, 1884; Farm Lectures, 1884; 
Reports of Geologist and Curator of 
Stale Cabinet, 1874-80; Biennial Re- 
ports of the Fish Commission of Ver- 
mont; Vermont Agricultural Reports. 
He was a popular lecturer; among his 
subjects were: God in History; The 
Bible, its History and Scientific 
Relations. 

He was a member of many literary, historical and medical societies, 
including the American Association for the Advancement of Science; American 
Association of Microscopy; Essex Institute of Mass.; Vermont Medical Society; 
Vermont Historical Societ}^ 

He was married at Lunenburg, Vt., February 3, 1856, to Miranda Ellen 
Haskell, a native of Lenoxville, Canada, who died March 3, 1886, no children. 




Prof. Hiram Adolphus Cutting 



PROF. HEXRI LOUIS DELESCLUZE, A. M. 

Henri L. Delescluze was born in France about 1815. He received his 
education in that country and came to the United States about 1861. He 
served as professor of the Modern Languages; Linear, Architectural and Land- 
scape Drawing at "X. U.", 1864-67. He was a fine scholar and could speak 
Latin fluently. When he first came to the University, he was obliged to 
speak Latin with President Bourns, as his fluent speaking of English was 
limited and his pronunciation of the French language was not readiiy under- 
stood. He compromised on the Latin Language. He had received a fine 
education in an art school and possessed considerable ability as an artist. 

Mr. William R. Cutler, '68, wTites: "He was a good teacher, and I 
remember the gentle manner in which in my first lesson, he found out how 
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ciate how considerate he tried to be of my feehngs, if I had any, which I am 
free to admit did not then affect me in the ignorance and unconcern of youth. 
I have since met less considerate examiners, who might have taken a lesson 
from him in proper courtesy and good breeding; to say nothing of Christian 
charity. 

MAJOR HENRY WALTER HOVEY, U. S. A., A. M. 

Henry W. Hovey, son of John Gorham and Mary Ann (Ripley) Hovey, 
was born in Vasselboro, Maine, September 1, 1852, and died of heart failure in 
Northfield, Vt., November 15, 1908. He attended school in Boston, and 
removed to New York city in 1866. At an early age, he showed a strong 
military inclination. He served in the second coiniKiii\ of the famous 7th 
Regiment, N. Y., N. G., New York 
city from 1869 until November 26, 
1880, when he received an appoint- 
ment as 2d lieutenant, 24th United 
States Infantry; was promoted Ist 
lieutenant, same regiment, May 188S; 
served as regimental quartermaster, 
April 18, 1891-March 9, 1894 and 
regimental adjutant, March 9, 1894- 
April 17, 1895. 

He served as professor of 
Military Science and Tactics and 
Commandant at the University, Sept- 
ember, 1895-June, 1898; December, 
1898-March 13, 1899; September 
1902-July, 1906. On the breaking 
out of the Spanish-American War in 
1898, he was ordered into active 
service. He assisted Maj. Stephen 
P. Joceljm, U. S. A., in mustering the 
First Vermont Volunteers, May and 
June, 1898; was in command of Fort 
F^than Allen, Vt., and had charge Major Henry Walter Hovey. 

of tiu! construction work there, June 4-October, 1898; assisted Major 
Jocelyn in mustering out the FMrst Vermont Volunteers, October-December, 
1898. 

He joined his regiment, the 24th United States Infantry at Fort Douglas, 
Utah, March 1899; but soon after reaching the post, the regiment was ordered 
to the Philippine Islands. He, with his company "L",was ordered to south- 
eastern Alaska, whore he was given connnand of the district, with headquarters 
at Camp Dyea. This (;amp being destroyed by forest fires, July 18, 1899, 
he removed to Skagway, where; he r(!main(>d until ordered back to the Universit y 
in September, 1902. He was promoted major, August 14, 1903; was ord(MTd 
to the Philippine Islands, July 1906, arriving there in September; was in 
command of Cebu, Dojinrtnicnf •)f Visayas, September, 1906-Novcmber, 
1907, excepting a few we(>ks, when he was in command of the regiment at 
Camp Bumpus, Leyte. He was retired from active duty, November 7, 
1907 for "disability in line of duty" and retm-ned to the United States in 




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January, 1908. He soon returned to Northfield, where he resided until his 
death. 

Immediateh' upon his assuming the position of commandant at the 
Universit}', he began to work with vigor, not only for the improvement of 
his department, but also for the advancement of the interests of the University. 
The needs of the Universit}' were constantly on his mind, and he took every 
opportunity possible to gain friends for the institution. His loyalty to the 
University was remarkable. A full account of his work at the University is 
given in Volume I, chapter VII. In 1907, the Universitj^ conferred upon him 
the degree of A.M. 

He was a member of the militar}' order of the Loyal Legion of the L^nited 
States; Kane Lodge, No. 454, F. and A. M., of New York city; King Solomon 
Chapter, No. 7, R. A. M., Montpelier, Vt.; Montpelier Council, No. 4, R. 
& S. M., Montpelier, Vt.; Mt. Zion Commandery, No. 9, K. T.; Gamaliel 
Washburn L. of P. 14, Montpelier, Vt.; Mount Calvary Council, P. of J. 16, 
Montpelier, Vt.; Delta Chapter, R. C. 18, Burlington, Vt.; Vermont Consis- 
tory, Burlington, Vt.; Mt. SinaiTemple, N. M. S., Montpelier, Vt.; member 
of the Elks; Arctic Brotherhood; Society of Foreign Wars; Sons of the American 
Revolution; Veteran Society of the Seventh Regiment, N. Y., N. G., of New 
York; honorary member of the A ^ IJ Fraternity. 

He was married February 13, 1878, to Carrie French Tower of Boston, 
who survives him and resides in Northfield. Two children were born to them: 
Clara Drummond, married Dana H. Gilman, "N. U." '06, resides in Brattle- 
boro, Vt.; Bradford Pierce, "N.IT." '06 (q.v.). 



CAPT. HENRY CLAY KEENE, U. S. A. 




Capt. Henry Clay Keene 



Henry C. Keene, son of Lieu- 
tenant Hemy Clay and Flora (Chase) 
Keene, was born in Peru, South 
America, March 20, 1863. He at- 
tended the public schools and the 
high school in Chelsea, Mass., and 
graduated from the L'nited States 
Military Academy at West Point in 
1886; played on the West Point 
base ball team. 

He was commissioned 2nd lieu- 
tenant I'. S. A. July 1, 1886; 1st 
ieutenant, February 4, 1893; and 
captain, March 2. 1899; served in the 
24th United States Infantry from 
July 1, 1886 to January 4, 1906. He 
participated in Santiago campaign 
of 1898 and in the insurrection of the 
Philippine Islands; was retired from 
active duty, January 4, 1906 for dis- 
ability in line of duty. 

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mandant at the University from September 1893 to September, 1895. In 
September, 1906, he accepted an appointment to the United States Customs 
service, Boston, Mass., which position he still retains. He has made a 
number of translations from French Military publications for the Military 
Information, Division of the General Staff, U. S. A. 

He was married August 26, 1886, at Chelsea, Mass., to Mary Frances 
Lovett. One child was born to them: Alice Lovett, now Mrs. Frank L. G. 
Hadden. 



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PROF. WILLIAM LINE. 

Prof. William Line, son of William and Isabell (Richmond) Line, was born 
in Kendle, England, December 9, 1845, and died in Northfield, Vt., March 28, 
1895; was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery at Northfield. He receivedj^his 
education at the Blue Coat, the Friends and Steeton Hall schools, England, 
and came to this countr}^ in 1865. 

He enlisted January 24, 1867, 
in the 9th United States Infantry; 

was transferred to the United States ^^ '"si^ 

Signal Corps and promoted sergeant . 
He was ordered in 1872 to the 
"Summit Station" on Mt. Washing- 
ton as one of the observers at that 
station, where he remained five years, 
including the severe winter months. 
He was in charge of the station at 
Toledo, Ohio, 1877-79. He established 
the station at Little Rock, Ai-kansas, 
and in the same year, he was ordered 
to Bismark, North Dakota and given 
charge of the construction, operation 
and maintenance of the Nortli 
Western Division of the United 
States telegraph lines. He was in 
charge of the Milwaukee station, 
1880-83, station at Cleveland, Ohio, 
1883-87; had charge of the weather 
service of South Carolina with head- 
quarters at Columbia, 1887-88. He Prof. William Line 
came to Northfield, July 23, 1888, and had charge of the station at Norwich 
University, July 23, 1888-March 1895, serving dvu-ing this time as professor of 
Meterology. 

He was a member of tlie Episcopal Church; honorary member of the 
Board of Trade of Cleveland, Ohio, and of the A I, //Fraternity of the Uni- 
versity. He was a fine scholar and an efficient officer in the United States 
Weather service. He was greatly interested in art and although never receiving 
any instruction, painted many j)ictures, which show that he had remarkable 
talent. 

He was married in Boston, Mass., July 15, 1874, to Agnes Oliver Thomp- 
son, who survives him and resides in New York city. Two children were 
born to them: Isabell and Agnes Oliver Thompson. 




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CAPT. JOHN CASSAN WAIT, M. C. E., M. S., LL. B. 

John C. Wait, son of Andrew Marcellus and Ambrosia Jane (Sergent) 
Wait was born in Norwich, N. Y., June 4, 1860. He prepared for college in 
the schools of his native village and entered the Civil Engineering department 
of Cornell University in 1878, graduating B. C. E. in 1882. He received the 
degree of M. C. E. from his Alma Mater in 1891, and M. S. from Norwich 
University in 1887. 

He was an assistant engineer on 
railroad location in Iowa and Dakota; 
with the Standard Oil Company in 
1882; for the Vanderbuilt System of 
railroads, during 1882-83; Pulhnan 
Allied Companies, during 1883-85, 
in the design and erection and con- 
struction of shops for the manufac- 
ture of their cars; with the Gould 
system of railroads, in Maintenance 
of Way department, Missouri, Kansas 
and Texas R. R., at SedaUa Mo., in 
1 SSS. He was principal and instruc- 
tor of Chemistry and Physics, 
fronton, (Ohio) High School, 1885- 
86 ; professor of Civil Engineering and 
Conmiandant with rank of captain, 
\'ermont National Guard, Norwich 
University, 1886-87; instructor, Law- 
rence Scientific School, Harvard 
University, 1887-88 and instructor 
Capt. John Cassan Wait and assistant professor. Civil En- 

gineering, 1888-94; student Harvard Law School, 1888-90, graduating with 
the degree of LL. B. 

He was admitted to the bar in Boston in 1891 and in New York in 1898. 
He began the practice of his profession in New York city in 1898; was assistant 
corporation counsel. New York city, 1900-1904; formed a partnership in 1907 
with George H. D. Foster under the firm name of Wait & Foster. He is an 
authority in Engineering and Ai-chitectural jurisprudence, being a pioneer in 
this branch of law and is attorney for large interests in the building and engi- 
neering lines. He is a director in the Upland Realty Co., of New York city; 
Chenango (N. Y.) Drug Co., Hanover Realty & Construction Co., and other 
companies. He is greatly interested in Uterary work; w^as associate editor 
of the Railroad Gazette, 1893-95. He is the author of Engineering and Archi- 
tectural Jurisprudence, Law of Operations, Law of Contracts, Car Builder's 
Dictionarij, Genealogical History of the Wait Family, Calendar of Invention 
and Discovery, Waddell & Wait's, Contracts and Specificatio7is. He has con- 
tributed many articles to various periodicals. 

He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers; Municipal 
Engineers of the city of New York; American Society of Refrigerating 
Engineers; American Association for the Advancement of Science; Society 




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for the Promotion of Engineering Education; New York State Historical 
Society; Chenango County Historical Society; New York State Bar Associa- 
tion; Cornell University and other clubs. 

He was married June 29, 1886, at Ironton, Ohio, to Ginevra Caroline 
Westlake. Four children have been born to them : Luella Ambrosia, born in 
1888; Annar Marie, born in 1890; Justin Federal, born 1893; Constance Elaine, 
born in 1895. His present address is No. 38 Park Row, New York city. 

CAPTAIN EPHRAIM WILLIAMS, U. S. A., A. M. 

Ephraim Williams, son of Ephraim and Rebecca (Jackson) Williams, was 
born in Deerfield, Mass., August 25, 1837, and died there, unmarried, Novem- 
ber 4, 1902. He prepared for college at the Deerfield Academy, and at the 
private school of a Mr. Davies in Middletown, Conn. He entered Williams 
College in September, 1859, and remained only one year, being obliged to give 
up his college course owing to sickness. 

In August, 1862, he enlisted in the 27th Massachusetts Infantry; served 
in North Carohna and Virginia. On April 18, 1864, he was commissioned 2d 
lieutenant in the 1st United States Volunteer Infantry; was promoted 1st 
lieutenant in July 1864; served in the Northwest and- on the] Kansas frontier, 
taking part in many engagements with the Indians. On February 23, 1866, 
he was commissioned 2d lieutenant in the 5th United States Infantry; was 
promoted 1st lieutenant July 28, 1866, serving for seme time in the Southwest. 

In September, 1867, the command of sixty men, in which he was serving 
was attacked near Pawnee, Fort Kansas by four hundicd Cheyennes. After a 
severe fight, the Indians were defeated; but in the engagement Williams was 
severely wounded and lost a leg. He was brevetted captain U. S. A., Septem- 
ber 23, 1867, "for coolne-ss and gallantry, and good conduct" in this battle. 
He was retired from active service, April 3, 1869. 

He was appointed instructor of Latin and Greek Languages at the Uni- 
versity in 1870, and upon the death of Professor Bourns, in 1871, became the 
professor of these subjects, holding the position until his resignation in 1874. 
He also served as inspector of the corps of cadets from 1870 until 1874. After 
his resignation from the LTniversity, he lived in retirement, spending his sum- 
mer at his old home in Deerfield, and his winters in St. Augustine, Fla. He 
served as trustee of Dickinson Academy of Deerfield from 1895 until his 
death. 

He was a fine student and an able instructor. In 1873, he leceived the 
degree of A. M. from "N. U.' ' and from Williams College. In 1878, the latter 
Institution conferred upon him the degree of A. B. as for 1863. 

ARMORER JAMES EVANS. 

James Evans, son of David and Margaret (Erwin) Evans, was born in 
Ebbu Vale, Monmouthshire, South Wales, June 26, 1833, and died in North- 
field, January 8, 1904. He attended the pubUc schools of his native town 
and in 1860 came to this country, landing in New York city, June 29. 

He was employed as a pedler in the iron regions of Pennsylvania until 
1861, when he enlisted in Company K, 41st Oliio Volunteers. He was with 
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River, McMenville and Chickamauga. He was taken a prisoner in the last 
battle, September 20, 1863, while aiding a wounded comrade from the field, and 
was confined in various prisons until December 1864, when he was exchanged. 
He then enlisted in tlio otli United States Infantry in the company commanded 

by Capt. Charles A. Curtis, U. S. A., 
'61. and served with him on "The 
Plains." 

He came to Northfield on 
Captain Curtis' solicitation in 1869, 
and was appointed armorer and 
,i a iiitor, a position he held until 1901, 
w lien failing health forced him to give 
up work. He was a brave and efficient 
soldier and was especially commended 
by Captain Curtis for his faithful 
work. He was known to the older 
alumni of "N. U." as "Jimmie" 
and to the younger men as" Uncle 
.lini". He was loved by all the 
cadets and it may be stated without 
disparagment to those in authority 
that "Uncle Jim" often had more in- 
fluence with the boys than the 
faculty; and his influence did much 
to preserve discipline, dm-ing the 
dark days of the University's ex- 
istence, 1869-90. In fact, ■ there was 




Armorer James Evans. 



nothing that a cadet would not do, when "Uncle Jim" made the request. 
He was a member of the Episcopal Church; G. A. R., and past commander 
of William H. Boynton Post, No. 94; I. O. O. F. 

He was married January 1, 1871 to Mary Anne Sinott of Hamilton, 
Canada, who survives him and resides in Northfield. Four children were 
born to them: Charles J. C, "N. U." '92; Wilhelmina Ripley, marriedH. W. 
Orser, "N. U." '02, resides in Northfield; George Douglass, "N. U." '98; 
Hattie now Mrs. J. Wallace O'Grady, resides in Chihauha, Mexico. 

MAJOR EDW^ARD HARWOOD CATLIN, U. S. A. 

Edward H. Catlin, son of Benjamin Rush and Mary Ehzabeth (Morrill) 
CatUn, was born in Meriden, N. H., October 18, 1858. He prepared for col- 
lege at the Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, N. H., and entered the United 
States Military Academy, August 25, 1876, graduating June 11, 1880; also 
graduated from the Artillery School at Fort Monroe, Va., May 1, 1884. 

He was commissioned 2d lieutenant, United States Artillery upon gradua- 
tion and was assigned October 2, 1880 to Battery G., Second Regiment, then 
stationed at Fort Brown, Texas; was promoted 1st lieutenant, November 4, 
1886, captain, February 2, 1899; was retired as major, September 7, 1905, for 
disability incident to the service. He performed garrison duty at various 
posts, including five years with light batteries in Kansas. He served with the 
Army of Occupation in Cuba from January 1, 1899 to January 1, 1902. 
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Tactics at Norwich University in 
March, 1887, and served until 
March, 1890. He held a similar 
position at Simpson College, In- 
(lianola, Iowa, from December 10, 
1910 to August 1,1911. 

He was married in Wilniot, 
N. H., August 25, 1881, to Lucy 
Baldwin, a native of Providence, 
R. I. Six children have been born 
to them: Evelyn Esta, born June 
18, 1882, married Rev. C. Groezin- 
ger, resides in Rowley, Mass.; 
Anna May, born January 2.'i, LS84, 
died December 24, 1892; Marion 
Frances, born November 11, 1889; 
Harwood Baldwin, born October 
20, 1891; George Sumner, born 
October 14, 1898; Charles Edward, 
born June 19, 1899. Major Catlin 
resides in West Somerville, Mass. 




Major Edward Harwood Catlin. 



PROF. LOUIS HABEL, A. M., PH. D., M. D. 

Louis Habel was born in Germany in 1844. He was a graduate of several 
German and Austrian universities, holding the degrees of A. M., Ph. D. Phar. 

M., M. D., Ch. G., M. A. C. S. 
He was for some time first assistant 
of the Chemical-Physiological Lab- 
oratory of the University of Bonn, 
Germany; was also an instructor of 
Chemistry in the University of 
Vienna, Austria. He came to this 
country in 1883, and in September 
was elected professor of Chemistry, 
Metalurgy, Phj'sics and the Natural 
Sciences at "N. U.," holding the 
position until his death, September 
8, ] 886. He re-organized the Chem- 
ical department and made the course 
one of thc! strongest at the ITniver- 
sity. He was an able scholar and in 
hisdeath,the University lost a faith- 
ful professor; was secretary of the 
faculty, lS85-8(). In 1884, he began 
collecting data for an alumni cata- 
logue of the University. He was a 
member of many scientific societies. 
He was survived by a widow, who 
returned to her former home in 
Vienna, Austria, in 1887. 





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DEAN HERBERT RUFUS ROBERTS, A. M., D. C. L. 

Herbert R. Roberts, son of Darius Lawrence and liydia (Tibbetts) 
Roberts, was born in Brooksville, Me., January 21, 1865. He attended the 
schools of his town and graduated from the East Maine Conference Seminary, 
Bucksport, in 1888. He was obUged to work his way through school, paying 
his expenses by teaching school, winters. Through great industry and care- 
ful application to his studies, was enabled to complete the regular college pre- 
paratory course in eight terms. He entered the College of Liberal Arts, 
Boston University in the fall- of 1888, and graduated A. B. in 1892, making a 
specialty of language and literature; was a member of the J T A Fraternity; 
was assistant editor of the University Beacon and College ^nnwaZ; held several 
offices in the various literary societies; was first assistant instructor in the 
Lincoln evening school, 1890-92. 

He was elected professor of Latin, Greek and English at "N. U." in 1892, 
and in 1S9.3 was made full professor of the languages, which chair, he still 

retains ; has served as secretary of the 
faculty from 1893 to date; was made 
Dean of Under Graduates in 1907; 
holds rank of major, V. N. G.; served 
as librarian, 1893-1902; received the 
degree of A. M. from the University 
in 1896 and D. C. L. in 1908. 

He has taken an active part in 
the social and educational affairs of 
Xorthfield, and has served as school 
director and superintendent of 
mHooIs, 1903 to date, chairman of 
Itoard. 1907 to date; trustee of the 
Xorthfield Pubhc Library, 1903 to 
(late. He was on leave during part of 
the spring and summer of 1898, when 
he travelled in Italy and other parts of 
Europe and took a course of study at 
the Alliance Francaise in Paris. 
During the summer of 1904, he at- 
tended the Harvard Summer School. 
He was the official translator of 
Dean Herbert Rufus Roberts. French for Hon. Frank Plumley, 

Umpire of the France-\'enpzuelan Court of Arbitration, held in Northfield, 
February-August, 1905. 

He is an active member of the Methodist church of Northfield, serving as 
assistant superintendent of the Sabbath School, 1894 to date, and as steward, 
trustee and treasurer. He is a member and ]iast Master of DeWitt Clinton 
Lodge, F. and A. M. of Northfield; King Solomon Chapter, R. A. M.; Mt. 
Zion Commandery, K. T., No. 9, of Montpelier. 

He has been married twice: first, December 25, 1892 to Cora May Hooper 
of Brooklin, Me., who died November 30, 1899. One child was born to them: 
Alethe^Maude, class of 1910, Northfield High School. He was again married 
August' 20, 1902, to Martha Louise Sargent of Sargentville, Me. 




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CAPT. FRANK TOMPKINS, U. S. A. 

Frank Tompkins, son of Brig.-Gen. Charles H. Tompkins and Augusta 
Root (Hobbie) Tompkins, was born in Washington, D. C, September 28, 
1868. He attended the private schools of St. Paul, Minn., and Chicago, 111., 
and the Shattuck (Minn.) Military Academy and Lieutenant Bradens Pre- 
paratory School in West Point. 

He was commissioned second lieutenant, 8th United States Cavalry, Au- 
gust 1, 1891; was transferred to the 7th United States Cavalry, October 24, 
the same year; was promoted first lieutenant, 2d United States Cavalry, July 
13, 1898; captain, 11th United States Cavalry, February 2, 1901. He gradu- 
ated from the United States Infantry and Cavalry School at Fort Leavenworth, 
Kansas in 1897. He served at various forts in Kansas and Arizona from 1891 
until the breaking out of the Spanish-American War in 1898. He served with 
distinction in Cuba during both interventions, where in April, 1898, he broke 
the world's record for marching a troop of cavalry in the tropics, covering a 
distance of 127 miles in less than 
thirty hours, with Troop G. of the 
11th United States Cavalry. He 
served in the Philippine Islands, 
during the Malvar campaign under 
Major-General Bell and was men- 
tioned in orders for his efficient service 
for making important captures and 
for breaking up bands of the Philip- 
pinos. He was especially distin- 
guished for his service in commanding 
an expedition into the crator of 
Mt. Banahao and capturing the 
Catalorum stronghold. He was de- 
tailed as professor of Military Science 
and Tactics at Norwich University in 
June, 1910, and in September assumed 
the duties of his position. He has 
taken great interest in developing 
the military work at the University. 
It was through his work that the 

Morgan Horse Club, became interes- Capt. Frank Tompkins. 

ted in assisting the University in securing Morgan horsos for the cavalry at 
" N. U.' ' He is a member of the Episcopal Church . 

He was married at Governors Island, N. Y., January 4, 1893, to Alice 
Gertrude Barr, daughter of Gen. Thomas F. Barr, U. S. A. Two children 
have been born to them: Charles Barr, born November 20, 1893, died May 
2, 1894; Francis Parker, born October 6, 189G. 




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PROF. ETHAN ALLEN SHAW, C. E., A. M. 

Ethan A. Shaw, son of WiUiam Orman and Ehzabeth (Kingsley) Shaw, 
and brother of W. A. Shaw, '88 and A. R. Shaw, '89, was born in Northfield, 
Vt., May 1, 1867. 

He attended the schools of his 
town and prepared for college at 
the State Normal School, Randolph, 
\\.; entered the University in 
January, 1888, and graduated C. E. 
in 1891. He was a corporal, second 
and first lieutenant in the corps of 
cadets; played on the foot-ball team. 
He was assistant editor of the Re- 
re ille; and m.ember of the A Z 11 
Fraternity. He received the degree 
of A. M. from the L'niversity in 
1S97. He served as alumni trustee 
from 1892 until 1897; was secretary 
of the General Alumni Association, 
during 1903-05, and was its pre.sident 
from 1907 until 1911. He served as 
secretary of the University dm'ing 
1901-06. 

He was instructor of Mathe- 
matics at the State Normal School 
at Randolph, Vt., dming 1891-94, 
and was principal of the Wells River 
(Vt.) High Scliool in 1894-95, and the Newbury (Vt.) Seminary from 1895 
until 1897, when he was appointed instructor of Physics and Descriptive 
Geometry at the University. In 1898, he was promoted professor of Physics 
and Drawing, holding the position until 1903. Since this last date, he has 
held the professorship of Mathematics. He was on leave of absence from the 
Univensity, during 1909-10, taking post graduate work at Dartmouth College. 

He is a member of the Methodist Church of Northfield; Vermont Botani- 
cal Club; Northfield Conversational Club. 

He was married in Bethel, Vt., July 28, 1891 to Abbie Gillette, a native 
of Rochester, Vt. They have two children: Ralph King.sley, born Septem- 
ber 5, 1897, and Ruth C.illette, born September 3, 1900. 




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PROF. ARTHUR ELLSWORTH WINSLOW, C. E. 

Arthur E. Winslow, son of John Fenno and Ella Adrianna (Bosworth) 
Winslow, was born in Berlin, Vt., June 15, 1877. 

He attended the schools of his town and Lebanon, N. H., and entered 
the University in September, 1894, graduating B. S. in C. E., in 1898; was a 
corporal, 1st sergeant and captain, Co. A, in the corps of cadets; won third 
prize, Sheldon contest, 1895; received the Thomas Medal in 1898; salutatorian; 
member of the A -T //Fraternity; received from thelTnivorsity the degree of 
C.E.in course in 1901 ;also received the 
same degree from Dartmouth College. 

He was an assistant engineer on 
the Central Vt. R. R., June-August, 
1898; was instructor at the Rose 
Polytechnic Institute, Terre Haute, 
Ind., September, 1898-June, 1899; in 
charge of party, Vandalia LineR. R., 
June-October, 1899; assistant en- 
gineer, city of Everett, Mass., April- 
September, 1900; professor of Civil 
Engineering at "N. U.", September, 
1900 to date; was assistant engineer 
with the New York Water Board, 
summer of 1906; designed and was 
engineer on construction of the sewer 
system, Northfield, Vt. 

He is an associate member of the 
American Society of Civil Engineers. 

He was married July 16, 1901, 
to Lois Electa Tarbell of Northfield, 
Vt., a graduate of the Northfield 

High School. Prof. Arthur Ellsworth Winslow. 





]Maj. Luther Parker Bayley. 



MAJOR LUTHER PARKER BAYLEY 

B. S. 

Lutlicr P. Bayley, .son of Walter 
llohncsnnd l]lk'n Louise (Parker) Bayley, 
wns l)()rri in Peacham, Vt., March 5, 
ISSS. lie prepared for college at the 
Pcacliain .Academy and entered the Uni- 
v(>rsity, SejitcMiiber 11, 1905, graduating 
15. S. in C. Iv in 1909; was a corporal 
•■111(1 color s(>rgeant in the corjjs of cadets; 
pl.'iycd on the second foot-ball team; 
inciiibci- of till' ./ 1 If Fraternity. He 
was assistant commandant at St. Thomas 
College, St. Paul, Minn., 1909-10; com- 
mandant at "N. LJ". witii rank of major, 
V.N.C. during 1910-11. 



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CAPT. CHARLES SARGENT CARLETON, C. E. 

Charles S. Carleton, son of Charles Augustus and Ellen Jane (Sargent) 
Carleton, was born in Portland, Mc, April 1.5, 1872. He prepared for college 

at the Westbrook High School and 
entered the University in September, 
1S92, graduating C. E. in 1896; was a 
corporal, color sergeant, 1st lieut- 
enant, Co. B. in the corps of cadets; 
was assistant editor of the Reveille; 
won 3d prize in the Sheldon contest; 
member of the 6 X Fraternity. 

In September, 1900 he was ap- 
] (tinted professor of Civil Engineer- 
ing at the University and served 
until 1907, when he obtained leave 
of absence for one year, and was 
cmploytd on the Missouri Pacific 
R. R., as an assistant engineer. 
He returned to the University in 
September, 1908, and resmned his 
position, which he has retained to 
date. 

He was sergeant Co. M. 1st 
Regiment, Maine National Guard, 
189G-98. On the breaking out of the 
•Capt. Charles Sargent;^ Carleton. Spanish- American War, he was ap- 

pointed captain, Co. M, 1st ^Nlaine Volunteers, May 10, 1898, and served 
with his regiment at Chickamauga. He is a member of the Congregational 
Church; Warren Phillips Lodge, F. and, A. M., Eagle Chapter, R. A. M., and 
Council of Westbrook, Maine, Mt. Zion Commandery, K. T., of Montpelier, 
Vt.; and the National Geographic Society. 




PROF. WILLIAM ALDEN SHAW, M. S. 

\Mlliam A. Shaw, son of William Orman and Elizabeth (Kingsley) Shaw, 
was borninNorthfield, Vt., July 25, 1864. He attended the schools of his town 
and entered the University in 1884, graduating B. S. in 1888; was a corporal, 
sergeant and second lieutenant in the corps of cadets; was assistant manager of 
the Reveille, 1886-87, and manager, 1887-88; member of the/i 2 IJ Fraternity; 
received the degree of M.S. in course in 1891. He has served as trustee since 
1898 and secretarj- of the board, 1901-08, 1909 to date. He was vice-presi- 
dent of the General Alumni as.sociation, 1898-99, and secretary, 1900-04; also 
vice-president of the Boston Alumni association, 1891-92. He was lecturer on 
Meteorology at the University from 1896 until 1905, when he was appointed 
profes.sor of the same subject, which position, he has held to date. 



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Upon his graduation, he entered 
the United States Weather Bureau 
Service; was promoted to local fore- 
caster in 1906. He has been 
stationed at Boston, Mass.; Portland, 
Maine; New York city; Pierre, S. D.; 
Sioux City, Iowa; Northfield, Vt., 
.January 1, 1896 to date. 

He is a past Master of De Witt 
Clinton Lodge, F. and A. M. of 
Northfield; past High Priest of King 
Solomon Chapter, R. A. M. of Mont- 
pelier; Mt. Zion Commandery K. T. 
of Montpelier, Vt., being its eminent 
Commander at the present time; Mt. 
Sinai Temple, Mystic Shrine of 
Montpelier. He is also a member of 
the American Geographic Society; 
the Vermont Fish and Game League; 
the Vermont Historical Society. 

He was married, July 28, 1890, 
to Fannie Ellen Holt of Woodstock, 
Vt. 
to them- Heber Ernest an I Ethel 



Prof. William Alden Shaw. 
Two children have been born 
Louise. 

PROF. AUSTIN EDWARD SPEAE, A. B 



Austin E. Spear, .son of Edward 
Kavanah and Ellen (Austin) Spear, 
was born in Rockland, Maine, 
March 20, 1882. He prepared for 
college at the Rockland High School, 
graduating from the Classical course 
in 1900. In September of the same 
year, he entered Bowdoin College 
and graduated Cum Laude with tlic 
degree of A. B.; was a member of the 
K E Fraternity. 

He was instructor in the Lancas- 
ter, (Mass.) High School, 1904-0.5. 
From July to December, 1905, he 
travelled extensively in Europe, 
was instructor at the Westerlcigli 
Collegiate Institute, Staten Island, 
N. Y., January to June 1906. In 
September, he came to the Univer- 
sity as associate professor of Ger- 
man and Spanish. In 1908, he was 
made assistant professor of Modern 




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Languages and Greek, and in 1909 was advanced to the full professor- 
ship. He resigned his professorship in 1911. 

He was married August 26, 1908 at Pleasant Beach, South Thomaston, 
Maine, to Anita Irene Wooley, a native of Camden, N. J. They have one 
child: Roberta, born January 10, 1910. In 1911, he resigned his position at 
the Universitv. 



PROF. CAPvL YOSE WOODBURY, A. M. 

Carl \'. ^^'oodbm•^•, son of Clinton Aaron and Ida Sxmamer (Vose) 
Woodbury, was born in Skowhegan, Maine, August 18, 1877. He prepared 
for college at the Deering (Maine) High School, and graduated A. B. from 

Bowdoin College in 1899; was a 
member of the SAX Fraternity 
of that Institution and also made 
the B K Fraternity. 

He was principal of the Baring, 
Maine, High School, 1899-1900. 
In this last year, he was elected 
as.sistant professor of History and 
German at "N. U." In 1902, he 
was promoted professor of the same 
subjects. In 1904, he was made 
j)rofessor of Physics and German; 
and, in 1906, professor of Chemistr}^ 
and Instructor in Astronomy. In 
1909, the University conferred 
upon him the degree of A. M. 
He is a member of the Congre- 
gational Church; the Northfield 
Conversational Club ; The American 
Chemical Society; honorary mem- 
ber of the X Fraternity. 

He was married June 17, 1903, 

to Ella Frances Lovell a native of 

Prof. Carl Vose Woodbury. Yarmouth, Maine. Three children 

have been born to them: Doris Lovell, born April 11, 1904; Olga France 

born March 7, 1906; Claire Yo.sc, horn October 1.3, 1910. 




PROF. KEMP RUSSELL BLANX'HARD FLINT, B. S., A. M. 

Kemp R. B. Flint, son of Leroy Adelbert and Lanette (Kemp) Flint, was 
born in Middlesex, \i., September 1, 1880. He attended the public schools 
of his to^Ti and graduated from the Montpelier High School in 1899. 

He entered the University in 1899, and graduated B. S. from the Science 
and Literature Course in 1903; was a corporal and color sergeant in the corps 
of cadets; an assistant editor of the Reveille two years; and editor-in-chief, 
one year; played on the second foot ball team in his Junior year; member of 
the University quartette; won the third prize, Sheldon Contest in 1901; Com- 
mencement speaker; member of the A 2l H Fraternity and took the leading part 
in a nailitary play presented by the Fraternity in the winter of 1902. The Uni- 



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versity, at the Commencement of 
1909, conferred upon him the degree 
of A. M. in course, for research 
work in "Ehzabethan Literature" 
and for the thesis, A Glimpfie of 
Shakespeare's England. 

He engaged in business in Mont- 
peher, 1903-06; was a member of tlic 
firm, Denny and Fhnt of Northfiold, 
1906-07. He was appointed an in- 
structor in Enghsh and History at 
the University in September, 1907; 
was elected assistant professor of the 
same subjects in July, 1908, and in 
July 1909, he was advanced to a pro- 
fessorship. 

He was married September 12, 
1905 to Lena Berniece Thomas of 
Middlebury, a graduate of Middle- 
bury College, class of 1901 and assis- 
tant instructor in the Northfield 
High School for three years, also 
teacher of Latin in the Spaulding 
High School, Barre, Vt., one year, 
born September 20, 1906. 




Prof. Kemp Russell Blanchard Flint. 
They have one child: Winston Allen, 



PROF. HAROLD ADOLPHUS WHITNEY, M. D. 

Harold A. W^hitney, son of Adolphus Dewing and Mary Maria (Colcord) 
Whitney, and brother of J. H. Whitney, '10, was born in Franklin, Vt., Novem- 
ber 17, 1880. _ 

( C He I attended , the schools of his 
town, [and [finished his preparation for 
college at the Holyoke (Mass.) High 
School, and the Williston Seminary. He 
entered the Medical department of the 
University of Vermont in September, 
1903, graduating M. D. in 1907. He 
took a prominent part in the athletics 
1 1 the University, playing on the base 
ball team four years, and serving as 
captain during 1906-07; was a member of 
I he J M Medi(!al Fraternity. 

He took a course at the Lying-in 
Il()si)ital in New York city, fall of 1906- 
]'\'bruary, 1908; was a i)hysician at the 
Mary Fletcher Hospital, Burlington, Jime, 
1907 - yVugust, 1908. In September, 
1908, he was appointed athletic director 
of the corps of cadets, and coach of the 
base ball team; also professor of Hygiene 




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and Sanitation, which position he still retains. He has done much to in- 
crease the interest in base ball at the University, and has developed a winning 
team. He is a member of Frontier Lodge, F. and A. M., of Franklin. He was 
married September 1, 1909, to Bertha Maria Hawley of Richford. 

PROF. LEON EDWARD DIX, B. S. 
Leon E. Dix, son of Edward 
Brewer and Leonora Edith (Lamb) 
Dix, was born in Hartford, Conn., 
October 22, L883. He prepared for 
college in the schools of his city and 
entered Tufts College in September, 
1902, graduating B. S. in 1906; was 
editor-in-chief of the Tuflfi Engineer 
and a member of the A T lit Frater- 
nity. He was assistant engineer with 
the city engineer of Hartford, Conn., 
and with H. R. Buck, civil engineer 
of Hartford, Conn., for several 
months; was instructor in Mathe- 
matics at Tufts College, during 1906- 
08; was assistant engineer for the 
Boston & Maine Railroad at Law- 
rence, Mass., in 1909. Since this 
last date, he has been professor of 
Mathematics at Norwich University. 
He is a meml^er of the Universalist 
Church. He was married in North- 
field, July 18, 1911, to Eda Irene Jos- 
lyn, a nativeof Waitsficld, Vt. 

PROF. FRANK EUGENE AUSTIN, B. S. 
Frank E. Austin was born in 
Amesbury, Mass., June 12, 1973. 
He prepared for college in the 
schools of his city and graduated B. 
S. from Dartmouth College in 1895. 
was granted a fellowship in Physics 
by Dartmouth in 1895-96; assisted 
in sjjecial investigations on projec- 
tiles at Fort Monroe in 1896; 
Dartmouth " Public Lectvu-es" on 
the "X" rays and other scientific 
subjects, 1897-98. He was consult- 
ing and contracting engineer in Bos- 
ton, Mass., 1895-1902; instructor 
in Electrical Engineering, Thayer 
School, Dartmouth College, 1902- 
07, and professor 1907 to date; pro- 
fessor Electrical Engineering at "N. 
U.," 1907 to date. He has in- 
vented several physical, electrical 




Prof. Leon Edward Dix 




Prof. Frank Eugene Austin. 



and mechanical appliances. 



CHAPTER IV. 

Sketches of Alumni and Past Cadets, 1867-1911. 

CLASS OF 1867. 

LIEUT. JAMES EDWIN BATCHELDER, U. S. A., C. E. 

James E. Batchelder was bom in Highgate, Vt., November 12, 1847, and 
died in Montana, March 3, 1888. He prepared for college under the tuition 
of his father and at the Episcopal Institution, Burlington, Vt. 

He entered the University in 1862 and remained until December 18, 1863, 
when he enlisted in Co E, 5th Vermont Infantry; was wounded. May 12, 1864; 
was discharged, September 22, 1864, to accept an appointment to the United 
States Military Academy, at West Point. He graduated in June, 1868 and 
was commissioned a 2d lieutenant, 2d United States Cavalry, June 15, 1868; 
was promoted 1st lieutenant. May 4, 1870; served at Fort D. A. Russell, 
Washington; resigned his commission, December 4, 1871. 

In December of the same year, he came to the University as professor of 
French, Descriptive Geometry, Drawing, and assistant professor of Military 
Science, which position he held until June 25, 1873. He was assistant engineer 
on railway construction in Montana until his death, which was caused by an 
explosion. 

He was married in 1871, to Frances E. Cady, of Northfield, who died 
December 31, 1875. Two children were born to them: Leonard and Francis 
Gowdy. 

SETH HENRY BENSON, B. S. 

Seth H. Benson was born in Blackstone, Mass., July 6, 1847. He attended 
the schools of his town and entered the University in 1864, and graduated B. 
S. in 1867; was a drill sergeant and lieutenant in the corps of cadets; member of 
the Al^n Fraternity. He was a cadet at the United States Military Academy, 
1867-69. Since this last date, he has engaged in farming in Blackstone, Mass. 

COL. HARLAN PAGE DAVIDSON, A. M. 

Harlan P. Davidson, son of Samuel and Lydia (Jackman) Davidson, 
was born in Hookset, N. IL, September 15th, 1838. About 1840, his parents 
removed to Colebrook, N. H., where he attended the pubUc schools and the 
Academy. His father having procured about 300 acres of land, mostly forest, 
the subject of this sketch si)cnt most of his minority in farming. In the mean- 
time, he also learned the stone mason's trade from his fathcn*. After seven 
years of age, his education was limited to a few weeks during winter in a 
country school. In 1860 he was injured })y an accident which incapacitated 
him from following his trade. He then resolved to obtain a college education, 
and in September, 1864, he entered the Scientific deijartmcnt of the Univer- 
sity and remained until October, 1865. He also studied Latin and Greek as 
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to work to pay J his entire expenses. He was a menaber of the A Z TJ Frater- 
nity and the Athenian Society In 1892 the University, in recognition of his 
work as an educator, conferred upon him the degree of A. M. In 1871, Lafay- 
ette College, Pennsylvania, conferred upon him the same degree. 

In October, 1865, he accepted a temporary position as commandant of 
the Episcopal Academy at Cheshire, Conn. On account of the removal of the 
University from Norwich to Northfield in 1866, he did not return to the Uni- 
versity to complete his course. He was principal of the Chestnut Level, 
(Pa.) Academy from 1866 to June, 1868; a private school at Phoenix\'ille, Pa., 
September, 1868-June, 1870; a high school and superintendent of schools at 

Somerville, N. J., from 1870 to 

June, 1872; the Collegiate Institute 
/I. and the Business College, Salem, 

X. J., from September, 1872 to June, 
1884. 

He edited a newspaper de- 
voted to social and poHtical reform 
in Jersey City, N. J., from 1884 
to the fall of 1885; was principal of 
the Leland & Gray Academy, Vt., 
from December, 1885 to June, 
1886; was commandant of the 
Morgan Park ^Military Academy, 
Illinois, from September, 1886 to 
June, 1887 and superintendent of 
the same from September 1887 to 
June, 1888. In the fall of 1888, he 
l)urchased Highland Hall at High- 
land Park, 111., north of Chicago, 
and founded the Northwestern MiU- 
tary Academy, which he has con- 
ducted to date. In 1892, the 
Academy was incorporated and 

Col. Harlan Page Davidson. ^^^^^ ^his date, he has been its 

president. Soon after the opening of the school, the buildings were 
burned and he lost all of his property; but with great perseverance, the build- 
ings were rebuilt much better than before. He soon placed the Academy in a 
prosperous condition, and it is now one of the best mihtary institutions in the 
country. He has been president of the Northwestern Summer Naval School 
since its beginning in 1902; was for some years president of the Sheridan Road 
Publishing Company, and now the owner of it. 

He was an ardent Republican from 1860 until the fall of 1872, when 
he became dissatisfied with the attitude of the party in legaUzing the 
liquor traffic by the license system. From 1872 to 1878, he was aUied to no 
particular party, but during those years and since, he has worked vigorously 
against the liquor interests and in favor of political reforms. He has been a 
Prohibitionist in politics since 1878 and has held several positions; was elected 
an alderman of Highland Park three successive terms. Was a candidate for 
Congress from the Seventh Illinois District in 1900; was Prohibition candidate 
for Presidential elector in 1904. He was commissioned a colonel in the Illinois 




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National guard in 1890 and appointed commander of the Northwestern MiU- 
tary Academy Post, which position he still holds. During most of his years 
in Salem, N. J., he founded and conducted the Qui Vive in the cause of Tem- 
perance, and largely through the influence of this paper his county became 
the banner Probition county of the State. 

He is a member of the Presbyterian Church; was a member of the Good 
Templar Society during his residence in Pennsylvania, and of the Sons of 
Temp> ranee in New Jersey, serving for some time as Grand Worthy Patriarch. 
He has been a member of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 
from its beginning, and also the American Institute of Civics; is a member of 
the National Geographic Society, the American Forestry Association and of 
the National Municipal League. 

He was married May 16th, 1866 to Adelaide Sherman Lord, a native of 
Hamden, Conn. Two children have been born to them: Alice Sherman, born 
August 30th, 1867, resides in Highland Park, 111. Royal Page, born October 
8, 1870, is now commandant of the Northwestern Militar}' Academy, and also 
its secretary and treasurer. 



MYRON ROBERT HURLBUT, B. S. 
Myron R. Hurlbut, son of Hiram Lewis and Emeline Adelia (McGowan) 






Hurlbut was born in Gi-and Isle, Vt., in July, 1842 
in the Beekmantown, N. Y. High 
School and the New Hampton Insti- 
tute at Fairfa.x, Vt. He entered the 
University in 1863 and graduated 
B. S. in 1867. He was adjutant of 
the corps of cadets during the spring 
term of his senior year. He wrote a^ 

several poems of merit, one of which W 

My Alma Mater is included in the 
Norwich songs. 

He was in clerical work in New 
York city during 1867-70; went to 
St. Albans in 1870 and was employed 
in the freight and paymasters depart- 
ments of the Central Vermont R. R. 
until 1899, when ho retired to the 
old family homestead in Grand Ish; 
where he died, December 13, 1903. 
He served for some years with 
"Ransom Guard", V. N. G., of St. 
Albans. 

He was married at Burlington, 
Vt., November 29, 1891, to Maud 
Eva Dow, of Grand Isle, who survives him 
children. 



He prepared for college 




Myron Robert Hurlbut. 
nd resides in Lowell, Mass.; no 



FRANCIS MARION GOWDY, B. S. 

Francis M. Gowdy, was born in Melrose, Conn., October 3, 1846, and died 
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1864, and graduated B. S. in 1867; was a first sergeant in the corps of cadets; 
valedictorian; member of the X Fraternity. He engaged in business in 
Melrose, Conn., for several years; also served as postmaster of that town. 

He married Delia Jane Cady of Northfield, Vt., who survives him and 
resides in Fitchburg, Mass. One child, Helen, died September 19, 1886. 



HON. CHARLES MARSEILLES, A. M. 

Charles Marseilles, son of Peter and Eliza (Gilpin) Marseilles, was born 
in Philadelphia, Pa., July 19, 1846. He attended the schools of his city, 
the Freeland Seminary in Montgomery County, Pa., 1861-62, and the PhilUps 
Academy, Exeter, N. H., 1862-63. In September, 1863, he entered the Uni- 
versity remaining until 1865; was a member of the A 1 11 Fraternity. The 

University in recognition of his work 
as an editor conferred upon him in 
1898, the degrees of A. B. and A. M., 
as for 1867. 

He was a salesman for Ticknor 
& Fields, the noted book publishers 
of Boston from 1865 until 1867, 
when he purchased the News Letter 
of Exeter, N. H., a half century old 
weekly, of neutral tint politically. 
He infused new life into the paper, so 
that it shortly became the model 
weekly of New England, its neutral 
position being changed for one of 
strong advocacy of the principles 
of the RepubUcan party, soon taking a 
leading place among the papers of the 
State. For twelve years the News 
Letter was conducted under Mr. Mar- 
seilles' personal super-\asion, when the 
death of his father having put him in 
possession of an enlarged capital, he 
went to New York and purchased the 
Daily Freeman and the Weekly Journal, published in Kingston, the shire town of 
Ulster County, a longtime Democratic stronghold. The same energy and tact, 
which had characterized the News Letter was felt in the new purchases, 
and at the first election following the transfer of the journals, a Republican 
county treasurer was elected, for the first time in many years; two years later 
led by Marseilles in the Freeman and the Journal, the RepubUcans captured 
the county, which was held bjf them until the Democratic landslide in 1892. 
In 1892, he retired from active labor and removed to Exeter, X. H., 
where he has made his home to date. He is a member of several literary 
and historical societies. He possesses the finest private Hbrary in New 
Hampshire. 

He was married October 5, 1869, to .\nnie Moses Leavitt of Exeter, N. H., 
who died March 2, 1904; no children. 




Hon. Charles Marseilles. 



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CHANNING SWEET, B. S. 

Channing Sweet, son of Gardner 
Henry and Clara Elizabeth (Call) 
Sweet, was born in Sweetsburg, 
Quebec, August 26, 1846. He pre- 
pared for college at the St. Lawrence 
Academy, Potsdam, N. Y., and en- 
tered the University in the spring of 
1863 and remained until June, 1865, 
when he was forced to give up his 
college work owing to poor health; 
wasamemerof the A^ 11 Fraternity; 
received in 1910 the degree of B. S. as 
for 1867. 

He studied law for a time in 
Saratoga Springs, N. Y., and grad- 
uated from the Albany Law School 
in 1867; practiced his profession in 
Chicago, 111., 1867-71; and at Colo- 
rado Springs, Col., 1871-81, when 
he retired from active business and 

located in Denver, Col. Channing Sweet. 

He was married May 20, 1868, at Dunham, Quebec, to Emeroy L. Stevens. 
They have one son, William Ellery, now living in Denver, Col. 




HON. WESLEY KIMBALL WALTON, B. S. 



Wesley K. Walton, son of Judge Charles Wesley and Hannah Wheeler 
(Kimball) Walton, was born in Dixfield, Maine, February 21, 1850. In 1856, 
his parents removed to Auburn, Maine, where he attended the public schools. 
He finished his preparation for college at the Lewiston Falls (Maine) Academy, 
and entered the University in 1864, graduating B. S. in 1867; was a corporal, 
sergeant, and 1st lieutenant in the corps of cadets; took an active part in ath- 
letics and music; was a member of the 6 X Fraternity. 

He was a clerk for Brown, Thurston & Co., printers, Portland, Me., 1867- 
70; was employed in the office of the clerk of the Supreme Coiu-t of Maine, 1870- 
72. In this last year, he located in Woodruff, Utah, where he has engaged in 
ranching and stock raising to date. He taught school for some time in Salt 
Lake; also engaged in mining. He organized the Bank of Randolph in Wood- 
ruff, in 1907, and has served as president to date, his oldest son being cashier. 
He organized the Utah & Wyoming Independent Telephone Co., in 1907, and 
has served as president of the company to date. 

He is a Republitvan in politics and has held many positions; was chairman 
of the Republican State Committee, 1900-08, including the "Roberts Cam- 
paign"; was prosecuting attorney of Rich county; judge of probate, Rich 
county, Utah; United States commissioner of Utah; was a member of the 
first State Land Board, 1895-1900, serving as its secretary; member of the 
Lewis & Clark Fair Commission of Utah in 1905; State senator, 1904 to date; 



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member of the Ter-Centennial Jamestown Exposition Commission in 1907. 

He is a member of the Commerical Club, Salt Lake City. 

He was married June 17, 1876 to Frances Matilda Huffaker of Salt Lake 

City, Utah. Thirteen children have 
been born to them : Charles Wesley, 
born April 22, 1877; Lester Huffaker, 
born December 6, 1878; Reuel, born 
November 17, 1880; Reuben Dyke, 
born September 26, 1882; Donal, 
born October 21, 1884; Paul, born 
January 13, 1888; Thaddeus, born 
October 17, 1886; Simpson, born 
December 10, 1890; Hannah, born 
October 25, 1892; Mark, born April 
3, 1895; Arthur, born June 28, 1897; 
Evelyn, born December 25, 1899; 
Blanche, born March 23, 1902. 
The children all reside at home. 
Mr. Walton is an accomplished 
musician and with his sons has a 
full brass band and orchestra. Dur- 
ing the campaign of 1904, he held 
meetings in every town in his district, 
his ten boys furnishing music. He 
is a great lover of base ball and at 
one time managed a team composed 




Hon. Wesley Kimball W.'ilton. 



of his sons. He makes his home in Woodruff, Utah, during the summer, 
and at Salt Lake City, L^tah, duringthe winter months. 



CHARLES STOREY WHEELWRIGHT, C. E. 

Charles S. Wheelwright, .son of George William and Hannah (Giddings) 
Wheelwright, was born in Roxbury, Mass., January 5, 1847. He attended 
the public schools of Roxburj^ and Belmont, Mass., the Chauncey Hall School 
Boston, Mass 1861-62; LawTence Academy, Groton, Mass., 1862-63. He 
entered the University in 1863, where he remained until June 11, 1864, leaving 
to enlist in Company G, 60th Massachusetts Infantry; served with his company 
until November 30, 1864. The L^niversity at the Commencement of 1909, con- 
ferred upon him the degree of B. S. as for 1867 and the degree of C. E. in 
course. 

In December, 1864, he commenced to learn the paper manufacturing 
business in his father's mill at Wareham. In the spring of 1865, he gave up 
this work and took a course in Navigation in Comer's Commercial College in 
Boston with the intention of following the sea; after a few months' study 
he changed his plans and returned to the Wareham mills. He was transferred 
in the spring of 1866, to the Leominster mills owned by his father; and in the 
summer of 1867, was given the superintendency of the mill. He became a 
partner January 5, 1868 in the firm of George W. Wheelwright & Sons and was 
given the management of all the mills and the construction work of the 
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withdrew from the firm and became a partner of his father-in-law under the 
firm name of F. H. Richmond and Co., manufacturers and dealers in paper and 
contractors for the entire output of paper mills; superintended the construction 
of the mills erected by this company until 1890 when he withdrew from the 
firm. He is interested in the George 
Wheelwright Paper Co. which was 
organized in 1881 on the death of 
his father, to take over the paper in- 
terests owned by the family. 

In June, 1882, he was one of a 
committee of four, appointed by a 
syndicate to visit Sweden to investi- 
gate the new process (sulphite) for 
the reduction of wood to paper 
pulp. As a result of their investi- 
gation the Richmond Paper Co., a ] 
corporation in which he was a I 
director and prime mover was organ- 
ized in 1883 with a cash capital of 
$800,000, for the purpose of building 
a pulp and paper mill to work out 
this process. He was the first to 
introduce the sulphite method in 
this country, and after many costly 
experiments and the invention of 
new machinery by Mr. Wheelwright, 
the process was made successful in 
the Richmond plant. He was the 
inventor and the first to put into successful operation the apparatus for the 
recovery of sulphurous gases escaping during the process of cooking. 

In 1897, he organized the Wheel wTight Filler & Mfg. Co., for the manu- 
facture of an apparatus for making cyrstallized sulphate of lime from plaster 
of Paris for use in filling paper and cotton cloth. Since 1900, he has made 
many inventions for the treating of pulp and the reduction of garbage and 
sewage. In 1902, he organized and became president and manager of the 
American Extractor Company of Providence, owners of the "Wheelwright 
Hot Water Reduction Process," for caring for garbage and the waste of cities. 
Many garbage reduction plants using this process have been constructed 
throughout the country, notably the plant of the New Bedford Extractor Co., 
of New Bedford, Mass. In 1909, he organized and became president and 
manager of the International Continuous Filter Press Company, which does 
a general engineering and construction business. 

He was married October 14, 1869 at Providence, R. I. to Anna Augusta 
Richmond. They have seven children: Elsie Tyler, now Mrs. Charles G. 
King; Franklin Richmond, Sarah Elizabeth, Charles Keith, Helen, and Mary 
Schermerhorn. 




Charles Storey Wheelwright. 



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NON-GRADUATES. 1867. 



LIEUT. GEORGE BRAINARD BLODGETTE, A. M., LL. B. 

George B. Blodgette, son of Sherburne Clifford and Mary (Cressy) Blod- 
gette, was born in Georgetown, Mass., December 6, 1845. He prepared for 
college at the Dummer Academy, Byfield, Mass., and entered the University 
in 1863, remaining two years; was a member of the S X Fraternity. He then 
entered Brown University and graduated A. B. in 1866; A. M. in 1869; also 
A. M. honorarj' from Bowdoin College in 1869. He graduated LL. B. from 
Harvard University in 1870. 

He served as corporal of Company D, 48th Massachusetts Infantry from 
August 18, 1862 to September 3, 1863; was first lieutenant of a Military Com- 
pany, District No. 127 of Massachusetts Militia, April 11-October 2, 1865. He 
has practiced law in Newburyport, Ma.ss., 1870 to date. 

He is author of articles on genealogy of Essex Co., Mass., in the Historical 
Collections of the Essex Institute, and the New England Historic and Gen- 
ealogical Register; also on ecclesiastical law and practice in various law journals. 
He is a member of Post 49, G. A. R., of Newburyport, and the Newburyport 
Commandery of Knights Templar. 

He was married February 20, 1872 to Ella, daughter of Joshua and Eliza- 
beth (Cate) Millett, of Rowley, Mass. He has resided in Rowley, Mass., 
since, 1849. 

HENRY CLAY BURNHAM. 

Henry C. Burnham, son of Royal and Nancy (Kibling) Bm-nham was born 
in Strafford, Vt., April 23, 1847. He prepared for college at the Royalton 
Academy and entered the University, September, 1863, and was discharged in 
November, 1864, owing to sickness. 

He engaged in farming in Strafford until 1900, when he removed to West 
Fairlee, Vt., where he still resides. He is a member of the Universalist Church. 

He was married June 5, 1878 in Washington Vt., to Mary Godfrey. They 
have two children: Hattie Jane, died July 8, 1898; Maud Florence, now Mrs. 
Paul Diamond Leavitt. 

EDWARD RIX CRANDALL. 

Edward R. Crandall, son of Dr. Hiram and May Adeline (Waters) 
(Smith) Crandall, was born in Gaysville, Vt., August 13, 1845. He attended 
the schools of his town and finished his preparation for college at the Randolph 
(Vt.) Academy. He entered the University in 1863, remaining two years. 
After engaging in business in Gaysville for several years, he removed to 
Winooski, Vt., where he has engaged in the drug business to date. 

COL. HENRY CLAY CLARK. 

Henry C. Clark, son of Eli and Mary Ann (Mosely) Clark, was born 
in Roxbury, N. H., July 11, 1844. He prepared for college at Power's Insti- 
tute, Bernardston, Mass., and entered the University in 1863, remaining two 
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He then engaged in the mercantile business; was superintendent for Fred- 
erick Loeser & Co., dry goods house, Brooklyn, from 1879 until 1887, when the 

company sold to Liebmann Bros. 

He continued with the new company 
as superintendent one year. He was 
connected with Clark Bros., produce 
store, Boston, 1888-89; was proprietor 
of a fancy stock farm at Keene, N. H., 
1893-98; credit man with Jordan, 
Marsh & Co., Boston, 1900-1905; 
assistant general manager, 1905 to 
date. In September, 1906, he pur- 
chased with his brother, Daniel 
Clark, a large tract of timber land 
in Grundy Co., Tenn., in which he 
still retains his interest. 

He has taken much interest in 
military affairs ; was second lieutenant 
13th New York, N. G., May 20, 1884- 
June 11, 1885; 1st lieutenant, June 
11, 1885-January 12, 1887; adjutant 
of regiment, January 12, 1887 to 
October 19, 1887; lieutenant-colonel, 
32d Regiment N. Y. N. G., February 
24, 1888 to November 14, 1890; 
colonel, November 14, 1890. 

He was married June 3, 1869 to Sarah Emma Tileston of Boston. Two 
children have been born to them: Florence Tileston, born, October 2, 1870, 
married Mr. H. P. Greene, resides in Winthrop, Mass.; Mildred Clark, born 
February 9, 1876, died in 1906. 




Col. Henry Clay Clark. 



WALTER WEBSTER DEARBORN. 



Walter W. Dearborn was born in Compton, N. H., February 18, 1846. 
At an early age, his parents removed to Plymouth, N. H., where he prepared 
for college. He entered the University in 1863, and remained nearly three 
years; was a member of the d X Fraternity. 

He engaged in business in Plymouth, N. H., until 187(), when he removed 
to Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he engaged in the real estate business for several 
years. In 1894, he located in Seattle, Wash., where he has made his home to 
date. 

He was married October 21, 1890, to Virginia .Vlbright of Fort Madison, 
Iowa. Four children have been born to them: Dix, born February 1, 1884, 
died April 23, 1898; Elizabeth, born September 19, 1895, graduated from the 
University of Washington; Walter Albright, born April 3, 1889; Virginia, born 
September 28, 1897, 



106 NORWICH "ONIVERSITY. [1867 

HORACE WILSON EDDY. 

Horace W. Eddy, son of Wilson and Judith (Robinson) Eddy, was born 
in Springfield, Mass., August 16, 1845, and died there, November 15, 1900. 
He j^repared for college in the schools of his city and entered the University in 
1863, remaining until 1866. 

He was foreman for the Boston & Albany R. R., in their car shops in 
Springfield, 1867-80, and division master mechanic, 1880-93, when he retired 
from active work. He was a member of Hampton Lodge, F. and A. M., Morn- 
ing Star Chapter, R. A. M., Springfield Council and Springfield Commandery, 
K.T. 

He was married November 29, 1870, to Martha Jane Chase o<" Wolcott- 
ville. Conn., who survives him and resides in Springfield, Mass. One child 
was born to them : Arthur Chase, born September 23, 1875, resides in Thomp- 
sonville, Conn. 

WILLIAM COWPER ELLIOT. 

William C. Elliot, son of Edwin Day and Lydia Ann Barnard (Winches- 
ter) Elliot, was born in Providence, R. I., June 8, 1847. In 1857, his parents 
removed to Brattleboro, Vt., where he attended the public schools. He 
attended the Providence High School and the private school of Ladd & Mowry 
and entered the University in 1862, remaining until 1864. He attended 
Comers Commercial College, Boston. He was a bookkeeper in New Haven, 
Conn., 1866-68; was employed in the business department of the Home Journal 
New York city, 1868-73; was engaged in the book and stationery business in 
Auburn, N. Y., 1873-77; engaged in various business enterprises in Holyoke, 
Mass., and Providence, R. I., 1877-90. He entered the employ of Callender, 
McAuslan & Troup Co., proprietors of the "Boston Store," Providence, in 
1890 as time keeper and jiay master; and since 1893 has had charge of the ad- 
vertising department. 

He was married October 11, 1871, to Mary Louise Clarke of Brookyn, 
N. Y. Two children have been boi-n to them: William Edwin, born in 
1875, died in infancy; Hazel, born February 28, 1882, married John E. Ward, 
resides in Providence, R. I. 

SERGT. WILLIAM FISKE. 

William Fiske, son of George Alfred and Sarah Wayland (Clapp) Fiske, 
was born in Roxbury, Mass., June 10, 1848, and died, unmarried, in Liverpool, 
England, March 28, 1873. He attended the Roxbury Grammar School, and 
entered the University in 1863, remaining nearly three years. He served 
as sergeant in the corps of cadets at Newport, Vt., in October, 1864, during 
the St. Albans Paid excitement (q. v.); was a private for nine months in the 
43d Massachusetts Infantry, Civil War, and was wounded. 

He was agent for the Merchants Union Express Co., in Boston, from 
1865 until 1867, when he entered the employ of Bowles Brothers & Co., bankers, 
Liverpool, England. He continued with this company for several years. 

JAMES GIBSON. 
James Gibson, son of James and Jane (Woodworth) Gibson, was born 
in Salem, N. Y., August 3, 1847, and died there October 9, 1881. He prepared 
for college in the ^\'ashington Academy, Salem, and entered the University 



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in 1863, remaining nearly three years; was a member of the X Fraternity, 
He studied law with his father, 1866-69, was admitted to the bar in the 

latter year; practiced his profession in Salem, 1869-72, 1875-81. He was editor 

and proprietor of the Salem Press, 1872-75. 

He was a Republican in politics, and held several offices; was justice of 

the peace, 1876-81; member of the school board, 1875-81. He was a member 

and vestryman of the St. Pauls Episcopal Church; Salem Lodge, No. 391, F. 

and A. M.; Salem Lodge, No. 45, L O. O. F. all of Salem. 

He was married June 10, 1869, to Jane Gowan of Salem. Two children 

were born to them: James, born June 6, 1872, now an attorney in Salem; 

Mabel, born June 12, 1876, resides in Salem. 

JULIUS TIMOTHY GROW. 

Julius T. Grow, son of Benjamin Franklin and Fannie (Walker) Grow, 
was born in Bridgewater, Vt. April 24, 1843, and died in Lebanon, N. H. in 
1900. At an early age, his parents removed to Guildhall, Vt., where he at- 
tended the public schools. He finished his preparation for college in Lan- 
caster, N. H., and entered the University in 1863, remaining nearly three 
years. He graduated from Eastman's Business College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. , 
in 1865. 

He engaged in the mill business in various towns in Vermont and New 
Hampshire, until 1871, when he located in Lebanon, N. H., where he made his 
home until his death. He was for some years in the furniture business in 
Lebanon; and in 1891, he formed a partnership with H. K. Freeman and en- 
gaged in the paper box business in Lebanon until his death. 

He was married in 1866, to Ehza A. Boyce of Guildhall. One child: 
Eugene Julius, who was for some years, second heutenant, Co. G., 3d Regi- 
ment N. H. N. G., and at present an assistant surgeon United States Navy. 

ABIJAH HOWARD, JR. 

Abijah Howard, son of Abijah Howard, Sr.. and Hannah (Lunt) Howard, 
was born in Thetford, Vt., March 28, 1845, and died in Chicago, 111., February 
1, 1892. He prepared for college in the Thetford Vermont and the Kimball 
Union Academies and entered the University in 1863, remaining two years. 

He planned to engage in professional work but ill health forced him to 
change his plans. He was employed in a store in Thetford for some time. 
He then located in Oshko.sh, Wis., where he resided for several years, and then 
moved to Chicago, 111. "Warmhearted, generous, loyal, with a native 
politeness which was but the outward expression of the inner Idndness, he 
never lacked for a friend and left a memory to be cherished by the manj' who 
knew him but to love him.' ' 

He was married, left a widow and one son, Harry Lunt Howard. 

REV. HOWARD FREMONT HILL, A. M., PH D., D. D. 
Howard F. Hill, son of John McClary and IClizabeih (Chase) Hill, was 
born in Concord, N. H., Jvily 21, 1846. He i)repared for college at the Concord 
High School, and entered the University in 18()4, and remained until December, 
1865; was a member of of the A2 1/ Fraternity; served with the corps of cadets 
at Newport, Vt., in October, 1864, during the St. Albans Raid excitement 
(q. v.); received the degree of D. D. in 1891; has served as trustee of "N. U.," 



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since 1895; was president of the Boston Alumni Association of Norwich 
University, 1895-98. He entered Dartmouth College, December, 1865, and 
graduated A. B. in 1867; received the degree of A. M. in course from that 
institution in 1870 and Ph. D., pro meritifi in 1887. 

He was, during 1868-74, editor 
of the New Hampshire Patriot, 
founded by his grandfather, Governor 
Isaac Hill in 1804. In 1874, he began 
the study of Theology in non-resident 
connection with the Episcopal Theo- 
logical Seminary, Cambridge, and 
graduated B. D. in 1879; was ordained 
deacon in 1875, and priest in 1877. 
He was rector of St. Marks Church, 
Ashland, and Trinity church, Holder- 
ness, N. H., July, 1875 until Novem- 
ber, 1879; Christ church, Montpelier, 
Vt., November, 1879 to 1889; St. 
James church, Amesbury, Mass., 
1889-91. In 1891, the needs of his 
parents called him back to Concord, 
where he has since resided, though 
he has engaged in missionary work, 
serving in White River Junction, Vt., 
for some time; Pittsfield, N. H., for 
ten years. 




Rev. Howard Fremont Hill. 



He has taken an active interest in military matters, served as chaplain of 
the Vermont National Guard, 1883-95. He is a Democrat in politics; repres- 
ented his district in the New Hampshire Legislature in 1895 and 1897; mem- 
ber of Board of Aldermen, Concord, 1907-11. He was a member and editor 
of the Concord History Commission. He is a 33d degree Mason; member 
of the Society of Colonial Wars; Sons of the American Revolution, and presi- 
dent, 1909-10. He has taken an active interest in school matters; served as 
trustee of the University of Vermont, 1886-90; received the ad eundem degrees 
of A. M., Trinity College in 1885; Bishop College, Lennoxville, P. Q., in 1888. 

He was married October 17, 1870, to Laiu-a Sophia Tebbetts of Concord, 
N. H. Three children were born to them, only one of whom Mrs. Z. S. 
Freeman of New York city is now living. 

GEORGE TANGDON LOTHROP. 

George L. Lothrop, son of Stillman Luther and Abigal (Robbins) Lothrdp, 
was born in Lexington, Mass., January 27, 1846 and died there in 1909. He 
prepared for college in the schools of his town and entered the LTniversity in 
1864, remaining two years. 

He was a merchant for some years under the firm names of Strahan & Lo • 
throp and Lothrop, Devens & Co., dealers in wall papers in Boston, Mass. 
He was for several years a traveling salesman for various companies. 

He was married at Columbus, Ohio, February 4, 1889 to Esther R. 
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JAMES HENRY McLOUD. 

James H. McLoud, son of Enoch C, and Sophia (Lilley) McLoud, was 
born in Calais, Vt., April 5, 1841. He attended the schools of his town; the 
Orleans Liberal Institute; the Morrisville Academy and the Barre (Vt.) 
Academy. He entered the University in 1863, remaining two years. 

He was principal of schools in Milwaukee, Wis., 1869-70; Yam Hill, 
Ore., 1870-73; Plainfield Vermont Academy, 1873-74; of the Hardwick (Vt.) 
Academy, 1875-85. In 1886, he formed a partnership with O. H. Marsh, 
under the firm name of McLoud & Marsh. In 1888, this firm dissolved 
partnership, and Mr. McLoud formed a partnership with Mr. Ide, under the 
firm name of McLoud & Ide, and continued in the general mercantile business 
until 1898, when the company was incorporated as the J. H. McLoud Co. 
Mr. McLoud was made president of the company, and has held the position 
to date. He has been identified with many business enterprises of his town; 
is a large holder of real estate, being the president of the Hardwick Land Co. 
He was one of the organizers of the Hardwick Savings Bank & Trust Company, 
and has served as director since its incorporation. 

He is a Democrat in politics, and has held several positions; served as 
postmaster of Hardwick for nine years. He is a member of the Methodist 
Chtuch; Caspian Lake Lodge, No. 87, F. and A. M.; Haswell Chapter, R. A. M. 
of St. Johnsbury. 

He has been twice married: first in August, 1876, to Ella May Perley, 
of Hardwick, who died October 1, 1898. He was married the second time 
June 12, 1900, to Harriet Beecher Conant, M. D., a native of Greensboro, Vt. 

CHARLES AUGUSTUS MORGAN. 

Charles A. Morgan was born in Albany, N. Y., November 6, 1843. He 
prepared for college in the schools of his city and entered the University in 
1864, remaining two years; served with the corps of cadets at Newport, Vt., in 
October, 1864, during the St. Albans Raid excitement (q. v.); was a member 
of the A ^ II Fraternity. He engaged in business in Albany for some years 
and about 1880, located in San Francisco, Cal. 

JUDGE GEORGE EDMUND OTIS, LL. B. 

George E. Otis, was born in Boston, Mass., November 5, 1846 and died 
in Redlands, Cal., June 5, 1906. He prepared for college at the Boston Latin 
School and entered the University in 1863, remaining until 1864, when he en- 
listed in the 6th Massachusetts Infantry and served until 1865. He began 
the study of law in 1865 with Richard H. Dana, the distinguished lawyer and 
author, later entered the Harvard University Law School and graduated LL. 
B. in 1869. 

He practiced his profession in Boston, 1869 until 187.5, when he removed 
to San Bernardino, Cal., where he practiced his profession until 1890. He 
was elected judge of the Superior Court of the County of San Bernardino in 
1890 and served six years. In January, 1897, he formed a partnership with 
Judge F. W. Gregg, '73, which continued until his death. 

Judge Otis was an able; lawyer. Judge Gregg writes: "At the bar, Judge 
Otis was engaged in many notable cases, and won many victories. He was 
perfectly at home before either court or jury. lie not only could see a legal 



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proposition at a glance, but could make it equally as plain to the court. His 
language was as masterful as it was polished, and with a diction as compre- 
hensive as it was pure. He had a charm of manner, an elegance of style, a 
refinement of thought, an ease of expression, and a versatility of ideas that 
gave to his utterance, whether public or private, a sparkle and a power of per- 
suasion, that fitted him for entry into any circle and commanded for him un- 
bounded respect.' ' He founded, in 1902, the University Club of Redlands, a 
famous local organization. 



LIEUT. GEORGE GIDEON NICHOLS, B. A. 

George G. Nichols, son of Rev. Edwin and Eliza Ann Jones (Wood) 
Nichols, was born in New York city, January 10, 1846. He prepared for 
college at the St. James Grammar School, near Hagerstown, Md., and at the 

BurHngton, (N. J.) College Military 
Academy, holding the rank of 2d lieu- 
tenant in the corps of cadets, In- 
fantry Division. In 1863, as second 
lieutenant, he accompanied the 
Burlington, N. J. cadets to Philadel- 
phia, and took part in the defence 
of that cit}' during the battle of 
Gettysburg. 

He entered the sophomore class 
of the University, in the Classical 
course in August, 1864 and remained 
until August, 1865; won first prize, 
artillery gun squad, No. 1; member 
of the n K A Fiaternity; played 
on the base ball team as pitcher, 
defeating Dartmouth College by a 
score of 12 to 9. He accompanied 
the corps on their historic trip to 
Newport, Vermont (q. v.) in Octo- 
ber, 1864. He graduated B. A. from 
Trinity College, Hartford, Conn, in 
1867; was a member of the Delta 
Psi Fraternity Epsilon Chapter at 
that Institution. 




Lieut. George Gideon Nichols. 



He engaged in the stock bu.siness on Wall Street, New York, 1867-77. 
He was cashier of the United States Branch of the North British and Mer- 
cantile Insurance Co., of London and Edinburgh in New York, April, 1871- 
January, 1889; and since 1894 he has engaged in the fire insurance brokerage 
business in New York city. 

He is a Democrat in politics; was senior captain of the Gold Democrats, 
Kings Co., N. Y., 1896-1900; senior captain Independence League, 1905 to 
date. He is a member of St. Luke's Protestant Episcopal Church, Brooklyn. 
He was a member of the Union Club; Tuxedo Club; American Jockej- Club; 
Conejr Island Jockey Club, resigning when he removed to Brooklyn, 1892. 
His residence in No. 8 Lefferts Place, Brooklyn, N. Y.; business address, 74 
South Williams street, New York city. 



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LIEUT. JAMES EZEKIEL PORTER, U. S. A. 

James E. Porter, son of Jeremy Wyman and Rachel (Hunter) Porter, 
was born in Strong, Maine, January 12, 1846, and was killed in battle, June 
25, 1876. He prepared for college in the schools of his town and at Bates 
Seminary, Lewiston, Maine, 1862-6.3. 
He entered the University in 1863 
and remained until 1864, when he 
left to accept an appointment to the 
United States Military Academy at 
West Point. He entered that insti- 
tution in 1S6.5, and graduated in 
1869; was commissioned 2d lieu- 
tenant 7th United States Cavalry, 
June 15, 1869. 

He was promoted 1st lieutenant, 
same regiment, March 1, 1872, and 
assigned to Troop I. He served with 
his troop in the Indian warfare on 
"The Plains" from 1869 until June 
25, 1876, when he was killed in the 
battle of the Little Big Horn in Mon- 
tana. In this battle General Custer 
with five troops of the 7th Cavalry 
were overwhelmed by the Sioux, 
under command of Crazy Horse and 
Setting Bull. The manner of their 
death will never be known, as all 
the command perished ; but the gal- 
lantry displayed by the men in attacking such a largt> force, adds further 
lustre to the fame of our army. 

He was married July 27, 1869 to Eliza Frances Westcott of Lewiston, 
Maine, who survives him and resides in Berkeley, California. Two children 
were born to them: David Arthur, born October 13, 1871, University of Cali- 
fornia, '94, died April 18, 1903; James Francis, born March 25, 1876, died 
December 9, 1876. 




Lieut. James Ezekiel Porter. 



CHARLES MONTGOMERY REED, A. B. LL. B. 

Charles M. Reed, son of Charles and Sophia W. (Reed) Reed, was born 
in Brookline, Mass., March 11, 1846. At an early age, his parents removed 
to Bridg(nvater, Mass., where he prepared for college. He entered the Univer- 
sity in September, 1863, and remained two years and one term; was a member 
of the A 1 II L'rat(>rnity; served with the corps of cadets at Newport, Vt., in 
October, 1864, dvn-ing the St. Albans Raid e.\citcment, (q. v.). He graduated 
A. B., from Dartmouth College in 1867 and LL. B. from the Harvard Univer- 
sity Law School in 1870. 

He was admitted to the bar in Boston, in October, 1809; and has prac- 
ticed his profession in that city from 1870 to date. 

He was married, July 3, 1878, to Maria A. Carlisle of Boston. His address 
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HENRY CARROLL SKINNER. 

Henry C. Skinner, son of Calvin and Jane Porter (Blodget) Skinner, was 
born in Malone, N. Y., May 26, 1848, and died there June 8, 1898. He pre- 
pared for college at the Franklin Academj^, and entered the University in 
1864, remaining two years. 

He engaged in business in Malone, 1866-73, San Francisco, Cal., 1873-86, 
Malone, 1886-98. He was a member of the Episcopal Church; the Masonic 
Lodge, I. O. O. F. of Malone; Malone Club. 

He was married in San I'rancisco, Cal., October 5, 1873, to Emma Aimable, 
a native of Boston, Mass., who survives him and resides in Malone. Two 
children were born to them: Mabel, born April 15, 1877. resides in New York 
city; Edith Josephine, born October 31, 1878, resides in New York city. 

JOHN CHESTER WELLS. 

John C. Wells, son of John Chester and EHzabeth (Colt) Wells, was 
born in Brattleboro, Vt., January 27, 1847, and died, unmarried, in St. Paul, 
Minn., September 28, 190.5; was buiied in Brattleboro, Vt. He attended the 
schools of his town and entered the Univer.sity in 1863, remaining until 1866. 

He engaged in the drug business in Hartford, Conn., 1870-75, and St. 
Paul, Minn., 1875-82; was an assistant engineer on construction work. North- 
ern Pacific R. R., 1882 and 1883; was assistant engineer West Superior Iron 
& Steel Co., West Superior, Wis., 1883; the Seattle Gas & Electric Co., Seattle, 
Wash., Minneapolis General Electric Co. 

FIRST LIEUT. ARTHUR WATSON WHITE. 




First Lieut. Arthur Watson White. 



Arthur W. WTiite, was born 
March 20, 1843. He prepared for 
college in the schools of Columbus, 
Ohio, and entered the L^niversity 
from that city in 1862, remaining 
until June, 1863, when he enlisted in 
Co. B.. 7th Squadron Rhode Island 
Cavalry, (q. v.). He served ■^\-ith his 
company in Virginia; was mustered 
out of service, October 2, 1863. He 
then returned to the Universitj', but 
in a short time was commissioned first 
lieutenant in the Ohio Light Guard 
Cavalry, which served for several 
months as President Lincoln's body 
guard. After the war, he located in 
Bostwick, Neb., where he has made 
his home to date. 

He was a member of the A H TI 
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SILAS WAITT WYMAN. 

Silas W. Wj-man, son of Josiah Prescott and Mary Elliott (Swan) Wy- 
man, was born in Augusta, Maine, July 24, 1847, and died in Gardiner, Me., 
June 18, 1904. He prepared for college in the schools of his city and entered 
the University in 1864, remaining until 1866. 

He served as private Co. C. 60th Massachusetts Volunteers, July 15- 
November 30, 1864. He engaged in the lumber business with his father in 
Augusta until 1892, when he removed to Fayette, Me. He was a member 
of St. Marks Episcopal Church, and the Masonic Lodge, Augusta, and the 
Augusta Commandery, K. T. 

He was married October 3, 1872 to Mary Jarvis Houdlette, of Richmond, 
Me., who survives him and resides in Concord, Mass. Five children were 
born to them: Edith Johnson, born May 14, 1874, married Dr. H. H. Rod- 
man, deceased; Lena Edge, born June 22, 1876, married Mr. Alden Sampson, 
resides in Pittsfield, Mass.; Franklin Houdlette, born January 24, 1884, died 
August 24, 1884; Louis Ernest,- born July 11, 1888, resides in San Pedro, Cal.; 
Robert Scott, born Augvist 4, 1890, now a midshipman, United States Naval 
Academy, Annapolis, Md. 




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Class of 1868. 
CLASS OF 1868. 



WILLIAM RICHARD CUTTER, A. M. 

William R. Cutter, son of Dr. Benjamin and Mary (Whittemore) Cutter, 
was born in Woburn, Mass., August 17, 1847. He attended the schools of his 
city and finished his preparation 
for college at the Warren Academy, 
Woburn, Mass. He entered the 
University in 1865 and remained 
two years; was a member of the 
6 X Fraternity; received from the 
LTniversity the degree of A. M., in 
1893 as for 1868. He was a special 
student at the Sheffield Scientific 
School, Yale University, 1867-69. 

He engaged in Literary work in 
Woburn, 1869 until 1871, when ho 
removed to Lexington, where he 
made his home until March, 1SS2. 
He then returned to ^^'oburn, 
where he has since resided. In 
1875, he was elected a trustee, 
secretary and treasurer of the Lex- 
ington Public Library, which posi- 
tion, he held until March 1, 1882, 
when he became librarian of the 
Woburn Public Library, one of the 
most complete libraries in the State. 
He held this position until 1909, 
when he gave up 
librarian emeritus. 




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He is the author of History of the Cutter Family; History of the Tmvn of 
Arlington, Massachusetts. He edited the Diary of a Forlon Prisoner in Eng- 
land during 1777-79; Diary of Lieutenant Samuel Thompson in the French War, 
1758; Wohurn Men in the French and other Wars, in collaboration with Arthur 
G. Loring. Since 1906, has been the historian of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society; has edited three volumes of the Towne Memorial 
Biographies for that Society; also edited for the Massachusetts Historical 
Society, the greater part of the second volume of Hon. Mellen Chamberlin's, 
History of Chelsea, Mass., was editor, for the Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 
of New York, of eight of their extensive publications on Massachusetts geneal- 
ogy. He is now editor and superintendent of publication of the second or 
genealogical volume of the new History of Lexington, Mass., intended to be 
issued at the town's two hundredth anniversary in 1913. He has also prepared 
many articles for the newspapers and historical and genealogical publications. 

He is a member of the Society of Colonial Wars; the New England His- 
toric Genealogical Society and a member of its council and its corresponding 
secretary 1910, and other societies, historical and hterary. 

He was married August 31, 1871 to Mary Ehzabeth Kimball of Woburn, 
Mass. Two children were born to them : Sarah Hamlen, born July 25, 1873, 
died April 26, 1890, and one child died in infancy. 



NATHANIEL WEBSTER ELLLS, B. S. 

Nathaniel W. ElUs was born in Amesbury, Mass., in 1849, and died un- 
married at the Boston City Hospital, January 16, 1889, where he was receiving 
medical treatment. At an early age, his parents removed to Southampton, 
N. H. They later removed to Ford- 
ham, N. Y. He entered the ITniver- 
sity in 1865, and graduated B. S. in 
1868; was valedictorian of his class; 
member of the fJ X Fraternity. 

Soon after graduating, he ent(>red 
the employ of James A. Weston, a 
civil engineer in Manchester, N. H.; 
and worked for him on the location 
and construction of the Suncook 
Railroad in New Hampshire. He 
was later engineer in charge of a 
division of the Sugar River R. R., 
now a part of the Boston & Maine 
system. He had unusual ability as 
an engineer and at the age of twenty- 
one, was apjjointed by Henry Mciggs 
to a responsible position in the engi- 
neering corps on the construction of 
the railroad from Arequipa to Puno 
in Peru. This engagement lasted 
three years. He was soon promoted 
division engineer and given charge of 
the construction of a twenty-miU; section in which was included the Sumbay 
bridge. In 1874, he returned home and was engaged for a short time as assis- 




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tant engineer on the Boston water works. He then located in Manchester, 
N. H., where he made his home until his death. In 1876, he formed a 
partnership with Mr. Wallace Patterson, and engaged in general engineer- 
ing work until his death. 

In 1881, he had charge of the engineering corps, which re-sm-veyed por- 
tions of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads in the interest of Mr. 
C. P. Huntington. But the larger part of his work consisted in the construc- 
tion of water-works, a branch of engineering, in which he gained a wide repu- 
tation. He was connected with the construction of the water-works plants 
for Haverhill, Mass., Ijisbon, Littleton, Laconia and other towns in New 
Hampshire. At the time of his death, he was engaged on the plans for the 
■water-works for Milford and Franklin, N. H. He also for several years did 
the engineering work for the city of Manchester. He was one of the principal 
organizers of the Peoples Gas Light Co. of Manchester. 

He was elected a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 
February 2, 1881. He was also a member of Ridgely Lodge, I. O. O. F. of 
Manchester, N. H., and the Derryfield Club. 



LIEUT.-COL. ROBERT GROSVEXOR, C. E. 



Robert Grosvenor, youngest son of William and Rosa .4iina (Mason) 
Grosvenor, was born in Providence, R. I., November 2, 1847, and died there, 

July 19, 1879. He prepared for col- 
lege at the Munson (Mass.) Academy, 
and entered the University in 1865, 
graduating B. S. in 1868; was a 
corporal, sergeant and captain in the 
corps of cadets; member of the 
A Jl" 77 Fraternity; received the de- 
gree of C. E. in com"se from the Uni- 
versity, June 26, 1879, was a trustee 
of the University, 1875-79. 

He was associated •nith the 
Grosvenor Dale Co., of Providence, 
1868-79. He took much interest in 
military affairs and was commis- 
sioned second lieutenant and adjutant 
of the Providence Marine Corps of 
artillery, April 24, 1871; first lieu- 
tenant, April 29, 1872; major, April 
28, 1873; Ueutenant-colonel, April 27, 
1874; resigned, May 10, 1877. He 
was a member of the Episcopal 
Church of Providence. 
Lieut.-Col Robert Grosvenor. jj^ ^.^g i^^arried October 20, 1875 

to Mary H. Wright of Baltimore, Md., who survives him and resides in Balti- 
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GEORGE KRANS SABINE, B. S., M. D. 

George K. Sabine, son of William Hubbard and Mary Catharine (Ivi-ans) 
Sabine, was born in Windsor, Vt., July 14, 1847. He prepared for college at 
the Windsor, Vt., High School and 
Allen's School, West Newton, Mass. 
He entered the University in Septem- 
ber, 1865, and graduated B. S., in 
1868; also read the Latin in the 
Classical course; was adjutant of the 
corps of cadets, 1867-68; member of 
the A Z n Fraternity. He gradu- 
ated M. D., from the Harvard 
Medical School in 1873; studied 
medicine in Strassbiu'g, Germany 
and in Vienna, Austria, September, 
1873-September, 1875. 

He located in Brookline, Mass., 
in 1875, where he has practiced his 
profession to date. He is a member 
of the American Medical Association : 
Massachusetts Medical Society; 
Boston Society for Medical Improve- 
ment; Boston Society for Medical 
Sciences; Brookline Medical Club. 

He was married January 15, 
1880 to Caroline Robinson Webb of * Dr. George Krans Sabine. 

Salem, Mass. Four children were born to them: Mary Catherine, born 
December 18, 1880, married R. H. Oveson, Esq., resides in Brookline, 
Mass.; William, born, November 23, 1883; Stephen Webb, born May 11, 
1887; George Krans, Jr., born June 21, 1889. 




EUGENE ALEXANDER STOWELL, B. S. 

Eugene A. Stowell, son of Alexander and Esther Marie (Adams) Stowell, 
was born in Charlestown, Mass., January 12, 1848. He prepared for college 
at the Charlestown, (Mass.) High School and the Chauncey Hall School, 
Boston. He followed the sea for a number of years; sailed around the Cape of 
Good Hope, in the Samuel Russell to China and from thence to San Francisco. 
He entered the University in 1864, and remained two years. In 1911, the 
University conferred upon him the degree of B. S. as for 1868. 

After leaving the University, he served as an officer on the ship Carlisle, 
which was condemned in "Rio," after having been disabled in a gale off the 
Platte River. He returned to Boston in 1869 and became a member of the 
firm of A. Stowell & Co., jewelers. He later engaged in the stock business 
in Nuckolls county, Neb. In 1889, he located in Pasadena, Cal., and engaged 
in the real estate bu.siness until 1900, when he returned to Boston, where he 
has engaged in business to date. 

He is a member of Mt. Horeb Lodge, F. and A. M., and St. Andrews 
Chapter of Boston; Medford Council, De Malay, K. T. of Boston; the I. O. O. 
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He was twice married: first to Ella Gertrude Fox of Boston; no chil- 
dren. He married the second time to Helen Louise Stevens of Boston. They 
have one daughter, Alice Esther, now Mrs. Edward Everett Elder. 

CHARLES RUFUS WALLIXGFORD, B. S. 

Charles R. Wallingford. son of Rufus Xeedham and Susan (Farley) 
Wallingford, was born in Milford, X. H., July 4, 1849 and died in Oldtown, 

Me., March 23, 1904. He prepared 
for college in the schools of his 
town and entered the L'niversity in 
September, 1865, graduating B. S. 
f: . in 1868. He held the various offices 

in the corps of cadets and was a mem- 
ber of the ^-1^/7 Fraternity. 

He read law with Stevens and 
Anderson and Gen. Benjamin F. 
Butler in Lowell, Mass., was ad- 
mitted to the Massachusetts bar at 
Lowell in May, 1870. He practiced 
his profession at Lowell and Ayer, 
Mass., until 1877, when he returned 
to Milford, X. H., gi^'ing up the 
practice. In 1894, he entered the 
employ of the Piscataquis Pulp and 
Paper Co., of Montague, Me. In 
1900, he removed to Oldtown, Me., 
where he hved until his death of 
typhoid pneumonia. He was a mem- 
ber of Court Penobscot, I. O. O. F., 

Charles Rufus Wallingford. of Oldtown. 

He was married twice: first on October 10, 1874, to Ida Fletcher Cooper. 
Two sons were born to them: Pettiah and Richard Xeedham. He was married 
the second time, January 23, 1897, to Sophronia Louis Roberts of Lincoln, 
Me., who survives him and resides in Oldtown, Me. 




WILLIAM HEXRY WEXTWORTH, C. E. 

William H. Wentworth, son of Edward and Lucy (Hutchinson) Went- 
worth, was born in Oswego, X'. Y., September 3, 1845, and died in Monterey, 
Mexico, June 5, 1910. He prepared for college in the schools of his cit}'. He 
enlisted in the 184th Xew York Infantry in August 1864; served in Sheridan's 
campaign in the Shenandoah Vallej' and in the Army of the Potomac, being 
attached to the 6th Army Corps; was mustered out of service in July, 1865. 

He entered the University in 1865 and was one of the fourteen cadets 
that followed the Institution from Xorwich to X'orthfield. He left the 
University in April, 1867, having secured a position as rodman on the Xew 
York & Oswego Midland Ry., now the Xew York, Ontario and Western; 
was soon promoted to levelman and later was assistant engineer in charge of 
the construction of twentj'-five miles of the line including the bridges crossing 
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1869, for the New Orleans, Mobile and Chattanooga Ry. Co., and made the 
survey from the Mississippi River to Houston, Tex., running the longest 
"tangent' ' on the continent (155 miles) ; was assistant engineer for the Houston 
& Texas Central Ry., in 1870, run- 
ning the first line into Austin, Tex., 
and their line to the Red River; was 
engineer for the Dallas Bridge Co., in 
1871, and built their bridge crossing 
the Trinity river at Dallas, Tex. ; was 
engineer for the Southern Pacific Ry., 
in 1871 and 1872 and located their 
line from the Sabine River through 
Dallas to Fort Worth, being the first 
line to reach that point. After the 
purchase of this road by the Texas & 
Pacific Ry. Co., in 1872, he accom- 
panied Gen. G. M. Dodge (N. U. '51), 
Col. Thomas Scott and Colonel 
Forney on their memorable tour of 
inspection over the propo.sed route 
to Fort Worth and returning to the 
headquarters at Marshall, Tex. He 
was appointed by General Dodge, 
engineer in charge of the constructed 
division, Shreveport to Longview, to 
cut down the heavy grades, improve William Henry Wentworth. 

the alignment and better the terminal facilities at Shreveport, La. Upon 
completion of this work, he was transferred to Dallas, Tex., as resident engi- 
neer in charge of the construction of 100 miles from Dallas, east. 

He was chief engineer of the Dallas & Wichita R. R. in 1873, making 
surveys into the then uninhabited "Pan-Handle" of Texas; was city engineer 
of Dallas in 1874-75; engineer in charge of construction, Houston East & West 
Texas Ry., during 1876-79 and was assistant general manager of same road 
during 1884-86; was division engineer, Mexican National Ry., during 1880-83, 
with headquarters at I^aredo, Texas and Maer, Mexico, having charge of 
work on both sides of the Rio Grande, including the bridging across the river. 
He was with the same road from November, 1886 to May, 1888, locating and 
building the line from Saltillo to San Lois Potosi. He commenced the construc- 
tion of the Monterey and Mexican Gulf Ry., as chief engineer in May, 1888, 
and completed the line into Tampico (1625 Kilometers) in January, 1892, 
and was consulting engineer for same comjiany, 1892-93. Since that time 
he gave his attention to mining and hydraulic work in different parts of the 
Republic, doing no railway engineering, excepting the building of the Mineral 
Belt Ry., from Monterey into the Sierra Madra mountains in 1S95 and the 
"Tramvia' ' from Torreon Coah to Lerdo Dtn-ango in 1897. This work on the 
latter line included 1,000 feet of steel bridging crossing Rio Nazas, the Nile 
of Mexico. Mr. Wentworth was president and general manager of the Las 
Flores Mining Co., San Carlos, Texas. 

In 1897, the University in recognition of his work as an engineer con- 
ferred upon him the degree of B. S. as for 1868, and in 1898 the degree of C. E. 



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He was elected a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, January 
2, 1889, and belonged to the Masonic and Elk Fraternities for many 
3'ears and to the G. A. R. since its organization. 

He was twice married: first, June 4, 1872, to Emma Frances, daughter of 
George W. Houghton of Lebanon, N. H. She died April 5, 1884 at Windsor 
Ranch, Kendall County, Texas. Two children were born to them: Irving 
Houghton, born May 30. 1875; Edward, born January 1, 1878, died Septem- 
ber 19, 1895. He was again married, January 21, 1892 to Sue Beauchamp, 
daughter of Dr. Newell W. Browne of Montemoralos, Mexico, formerly of 
Bardstown, Ky., who survives him and resides in Monterey, Mexico. One 
child was born to them; Newell Browne, born May 31, 1894. 



FRANK MORTIMER WHITING, B. S. 

Frank M. Whiting, son of William Deane and Rebecca (Butterfield) 
Whiting, was born in North Attleboro, Mass., April 21, 1849 and died there, of 
brain trouble. Ma}' 28, 1892. Heattendedtheschoolsof his city and graduated, 

at Wrentham Academy, Wrentham, 
Mass., in 1865. He entered the Uni- 
versity in 1865 and graduated B. S. 
in 1868. He held the various offices 
in the corps of cadets; was a member 
of the AI n Fraternity. 

He was in the employ of the 
^^^liting iManufacturlng Co., his 
father being its founder and manager 
from 1869 until 1877, when he formed 
a partnership with Holbrook and 
.AJbee, under the firm name of 
Holbrook, Whiting and Albee, in 
the manufacture of plated jewelry 
and novelties. In 1880, his father 
purchased the interest of Mr. Albee 
and Mr. Holbrook and the firm 
name was changed to F. M. Whiting 
& Co. They continued the manu- 
facture of jewelry and "sterhng" 
novelties. In this [specialty they 
were very successful, and their goods 
Frank Mortimer Whiting. for years enjoyed a high reputation 

in the market. He was a director of the North Attleboro National Bank. 
He was a member of Bristol [Lodge, F. and A. M., and of the Saturdav Night 
Club. 

He was married June 21, 1881, to Florence Leland, daughter of Timothy 
and Dorcas (Doane) Hancock of Attleboro. She survives him and resides at 
the Whiting homestead on Park street. Two children were born to them: 
MarionjDamon, born December 18, 1882, and Helen Josephine, born February 
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MARCELLUS BOWEN. 

Marcelius Bowen, son of Aurclius and Arabella (Forbes) Bowen, was 
born in Windsor, Vt., December 27, 1847, and died in Nebraska City, Neb., 
June 17, 1876. He attended the schools of Sampsonville, N. Y., where his 
parents located previous to their removal to Nebraska City in 1859. He 
attended the schools of Nebraska City until March, 1864, when he entered 
the University. He enlisted in Company F, 1st Vermont Cavalry, September 
5, 1864, and served vmtil June 21,1865. In September, 1865, he returned to 
the University and remained until the spring of 1867. He then located in 
Western, Nebraska, where he engaged in farming until a few months before 
his death. During the last few years of his life, he was in ill health, which 
developed into tuberculosis of which he died. 

He was married in Western, Neb., in October, 1869, to Clara Rist, a 
native of Chautuaqua county. New York, who died November 18, 1893. 
Four children were born to them: Lucy, born August 30, 1870, resides in 
Daggett, Cal.; Amy Belle, born December 20, 1871, died July 16, 1876; 
William Volney, born April 7, 1873, resides in Nebraska City, Neb.; Louisa, 
born October 24, 1874, died in infancy. 



JAMES KNOX POLK CHAMBERLIN. 

James K. P. Chamberhn, son of Otis and Cornelia (Crooker) Chamber- 
lin, and nephew of Jabez C. Crooker, '43, was born in Pomfret, Vt., November 
23, 1844, and died in Lincoln, Neb., 
March 2, 1889; was buried in Wood- 
stock,Vt. His father was a merchant 
in Pomfret many years, and at an 
early age he began clerking in his 
father's store, where he learned the 
details of a mercantile business. He 
attended the schools of his town and 
finished his preparations for college 
under the tuition of Hosea Doten 
(q. v.) the distinguished educator and 
mathematician. He entennl t!ie LTni- 
versity in 1856, and remained two 
years. 

He then studied law in the odicc oi' 
Dudley C. Denison (q. v.) of Royaiton, 
Vt., and later graduated from the 
Albany (N. Y.) Law School. After 
having read another year in th(; oflice 
of Washburn and Marsh in Wood- 
stock, he was admitted to the Windsor 
county bar. For some eight years, he 
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sequent ly removed to Pomfret and then to White River Junction. In 1887, 
he went to Lincoln, Neb., where he was admitted to the Supreme Court of 
the State, and where he practiced law until his death. 

Mr. Chamberlin was a man of rare culture and refinement. In the 
somewhat restricted social circle in which he moved he was highly honored and 
esteemed. Occasion demanding he would become the elegant speaker, not 
to say orator. The deep under current of his life was sincerity and truth. 
There was no condescending to a low level, no stooping to questionable de- 
vices. He was passionately attached to all pertaining to New England. In 
his lighter hours, he collected and studied one of the choicest mineralogical 
cabinets in the country, which since his death has been given to the University 
of Nebraska, and is known as the "Chamberlin Collection." Mr. Chamberlin 
died in Lincoln, Neb., after an illness of only four days. He was a member of 
the L^niversalist Church; Woodstock Lodge, No. 21, F. and A. M. 

He was married August 27, 1867, to Abba Doteu^ daughter of Hosea Doten. 
Mrs. Chamberlin resides in Pomfret, and has served as the libraiian of the 
Abbott Memorial Library since it was opened daily to the public in May 1907. 

CAPT. NATHAN ALLEN GILBERT. 

Nathan A. Gilbert, son of Nathan and Cynthia (Smithj Gilbert, was born 
in Fairfield, Vt., February 4, 1847. He prepared for college at the Franklin 
(Vt.) Academy and entered the L'niversity in September, 1864, remaining until 
September, 1866; was a member of the A 2 II Fraternitj-; served with the 
corps of cadets at Newport, Vt., in October, 1864, during the St. Albans Raid 
excitement (q. v.) . 

He engaged in the mill business with his father from 1866 until 1877, when 
he located in Enosburg Falls, Vt., and in company with L. B. Stetson, built a 
flour mill. In 1887, he sold his interests to Mr. Stetson. In 1885, he began 
a drug and patent medicine business in Enosbui-g Falls, which he conducted 
until 1892, being associated in the business with H. L. Kendall, 1885-87, and 
J. W. Beatty, 1889-92. He then engaged in the stove and furniture business 
in Enosburg Falls, 1893-97. In 1898, he located in St. Johnsbury, Vt., where 
he has made his home to date; was in the employ of the Fairbanks Scale Co., 
1898-1900; was a traveUng salesman for W. B. Saunder's Co., of Philadelphia, 
1900-07. In 1908, he retii-ed from active work. He served as captain, Ver- 
mont State Militia, 1870-75. 

He was married, November 23, 1868, to Hattie N. Ward, a native of 
Castleton, Vt., who died in Enosburg Falls, May 10, 1896. Five children 
were born to them: Emma Lucy, born March 13, 1870, married Mr. Hibbard 
C. Kendall, died November 4, 1897; Allena Cj'nthia, born August 20, 1872, 
married Mr. R. J. Isham, resides in Burlington, Vt.; William Nathan, born 
August 5, 1875, resides in St. Johnsburj^, Vt.; Lottie Elizabeth, born Septem- 
ber 29, 1878, married Mr. Walter B. Taylor, resides in Bennington, Vt.; Ar- 
mida Julia, born February 1, 1884, married Mr. Percy Howard, resides in 
Whitefield, N. H. 

FRANKLIN ALLEN GOSS, A. B. 

Franklin A. Goss, son of Benjamin Franklin and Mary Jane (Witherill) 
Goss, was born in Waterbury, Vt., January 1, 1859, and died in Troy, N. Y., 
August 12, 1904. In 1860, his parents removed to Vergennes, Vt., where he 



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attended the public schools. He finished his preparation for college at the 
Highland Military Academy, Worcester, Mass., and at the Phillips Academy, 
Andover, Mass. He entered the University in 1864, remaining two years; 
served with the corps of cadets at Newport, Vt., in October, 1864, during the 
St. Albans raid excitement (q. v.); was a member of the d X Fraternity. 
He graduated A. B. from Amherst College in 1871. 

He was a clerk in a stock-brokerage office in Boston, Mass., 1871-72. 
In this last year, he formed a partnership with C. J. Gleason, under the firm 
names of Goss & Gleason, and engaged in the manufacture of kaolin in Monk- 
ton, Vt. Later the firm was known as the Vermont Kaolin Co. of which 
Mr. Goss continued as president until his death. In 1864, he removed to 
Vergennes, Vt., where he made his home until his death. He was director and 
vice-president of the National Bank of Vergennes for several years; was one of 
the organizers of the Vergennes Electric Co., serving as treasurer for several 
years; was a member of the school board of Vergennes, eighteen years. 

He was a member and trustee of the Congregational church of Vergennes; 
a 32° Mason and a member of the Mystic Shrine of Montpelier, Vt.; mem- 
ber of Donald Mcintosh Club of Vergennes. 

He was married June .3, 1873, to Ruth C. Keller of Vergennes, who sur- 
vives him, and resides in Montpelier, Vt. Five children were born to them: 
Mary Elizabeth, born May 29, 185.5, married Henry K. Bacon, resides in 
Boston, Mass. ; Fanny Ruth, born February 9, 1877, married James W. Barnes, 
Jr., resides in Troy, N. Y.; Frank Keller, born August 6, 1879, resides in Mont- 
peher, Vt.; Genevieve, born December 14, 1881, resides in Troy, N. Y.; Ken- 
neth Henry, born .January 4, 1890, resides in Troy, N. Y. 

HENRY BARTON LEONARD. 

Henry B. Leonard was born in Boston, Mass., September 22, 1848, and 
died there in 1892. He attended the schools of his city, and entered the Uni- 
versity in 1863, remaining three yeai's; was a member of the Athenian Society 
and the A ^ II Fraternity; served with the corps of cadets at Newport, Vt., 
in October, 1864, during the St. Albans Raid excitement, (q. v.). He en- 
gaged for many years, in an extensive auctioneering business in Broomfield St., 
Boston. 

LEWIS BAXTER PARTRIDGE. 

Lewis B. Partridge, son of Gen. Lewis Samuel Partridge, '38 and Harriett 
(Baxter) Partridge, was born in Norwich, Vt., August 31, 1848, and died in 
Philadelphia, Pa., in 1900. He prepared for college in the schools of his town, 
and entered the University in 1S64, i-cinaining until 1866. He served with 
the corps of cadets in Newjjort, Vt., during the St. Albans Raid excitement 
(q. v.). He engaged in the; insurance and real estate business in Philadelphia, 
Pa., for some years previous to his death. 

He was married July 20, 1869, to Adcll Weeks of Danville, Vt., who sur- 
vives him, and resides in Philadelphia. 

LIEUT. FREDERICK EUGENE RANSOM. 

Frederick E. Ransom, son of Col. Truman Bishop and Margaret Morrison 
(Greenfi(>ldj Ransom, was born in Norwich, Vermont, April 9, 1841. He 
attended the schools of Norwich, Vermont; Middletown, Connecticut; Hadley, 



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Massachusetts; and Fort Edward, New York. He removed to Peru, 111., in 
May, 1856, where he attended the Peru Academy, until 1858. In September, 
1858, he went to Farina, Fayette County, 111., with his brother T. E. G. Ran- 
som, '51, where he engaged in civil engineering. 

On the breaking out of the Civil War, he enhsted in his brother's com- 
pany, Co. E., 11th Illinois Infantry, April 24, 1861; was promoted sergeant, 
August 1, 1861; 1st sergeant, November 7, 1862; second lieutenant, June 7, 

1863. He served with the regiment at Camp Yates, Springfield, and Villa 
Ridge, Pulaski county, Illinois; Birds Point, Missouri on garrison duty. On 
February 1, 1862, his regiment joined Gen. U. S. Grant's command at Cairo, 
111.; was present at the capture of Fort Henry, Tenn., February 8, 1862; was 

present at the investment of Fort 
Donelson, Tenn. On February 15, 
1862, his regiment was attacked by 
an overwhelming force and nearh' 
annihilated (see sketch of Gen. T. E. 
G. Ransom). Sergeant Ransom was 
severely wounded in the left shoulder 
and taken prisoner; was held in 
Memphis, Tenn., Tuskaloosa, Mont- 
gomery, Ala., Macon, Ga., and Libby 
Prison, Richmond; was paroled from 
the latter prison on October 17, 1862. 
He suffered much during his impris- 
onment, and was taken to the 
United States General hospital at 
Annapolis, Md. After a six month's 
sickness in hospitals in Annapolis 
and David's Island, N. Y., he joined 
his regiment at Vicksburg, Miss. 
May 25, 1863; was in command of 
his company during the investment 
of that city, serving in his brother's 
Lieut. Frederick Eugene Ransom. brigade in the 6th Division of the 

17th Army corps, being wounded June 15, 1863; was stationed for some 
time at Natchez, Miss., which was under the command of General Ransom; 
was stationed at Vicksburg during the winter 1863-64. In February, 1864, he 
took part in an expedition up the Yazoo river, successfully engaging the 
enemy at Sartoria on February 4th, and at Liverpool Heights, February 6th . 
On this expedition immense stores of cotton and provisions were captured. 
The Confederates attacked the command at Yazoo River, but after several 
hours of fighting were defeated. He was stationed at Yazoo City for some 
time, engaging in skirmishes at Ross and Richardson. His regiment soon 
marched to Vicksburg, where it remained in camp until May, 1864; served 
with his company on a raid east of Vicksburg, taking part in engagements 
at Mechanicsburg, Black River Bridge, Vaughan's Station and Benton, 
Miss. In June, 1864, he took part in the battle of Clinton, Miss, with 
General Forrest's Cavalry. His regiment soon returned to Vicksburg, where 
on July 6, 1864, he resigned his commission, owing to impaired health. 

He then went to New York city, where he remained until October, 

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on the Union Pacific R. R., reporting at Omaha on November 1, 1865. He con- 
tinued with the Union Pacific R. R., until December, 1865, when he went to 
Norwich, Vt., and entered the University. He remained at the University 
until the burning of the old South Barracks (q. v.), on March 14, 1866. In 
April, 1866, he was appointed as.sistant engineer on the Union Pacific R. R., 
where he remained until December, 1866. During his service with the Union 
Pacific R. R., he participated in many exciting encounters with the Indians. 
He then returned East. On January 4, 1868, he enlisted in the 3d United States 
Cavalry; was stationed in New Mexico several months, engaging in many 
scouting expeditions. On February 25, 1871, he was discharged from the ser- 
vice at Fort Lyon, Col., owing to physical disability. In February, 1873, 
he was appointed by General Dodge assistant engineer on the Texas Pacific 
R. R., and was employed on the surveys from Dallas to Fort Worth, Texas. 
In the summer of the same year, he was taken sick with intermittent fever, 
while engaged on the survey of the road through the Sabine swamp lands. 
After several weeks' sickness he went to Fort Niagara, N. Y. In 1875, he re- 
moved to Buffalo, N. Y , where he resided vmtil January 12, 1887. He was 
admitted to the National Military Home at Leavenworth, Kan., January 15, 
the same year. On October 3, 1892, he became a member of the Illinois 
Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, at Quincy, 111., where he hasj-esided to date. 

EGBERT SPENCER RICHARDS. 

Egbert S. Richards, son of Egbert Spencer and Sarah May (Fisher) 
Richards, was born in North Attleboro, Mass., Marcli 21, 1849, and died 
there April 30, 1901, while on a visit 
to his old home. Was buried in 
North Attleboro. He prepared for 
college in the schools of his city and 
entered the University in 1865, re- 
maining two years; was a member of 
the A I n Fraternity. He graduated 
from the business department of the 
Fort Edward Collegiate Institute, 
Fort Edward, N. Y,, in 1868 

He studied pharmacy with 
Corless, Piatt & Metcalf, druggists, 
Providence, R. I., and clerked for 
them during 1868-70. He was a 
traveling salesman for U. M. 
Blandins, wholesale druggists, Provi- 
dence, 1870-75; proprietor, drugstore, 
Glens Falls, N. Y., 1875-83. He re- 
moved to Fort Edward, N. Y., in 
1884, where he made his home until 
his death; was for some time a re- 
porter on the Fort Edward Advertiser. i ' 
He engaged in the drug business in Egbert Spencer Richards. 
Fort Edward from 1885 until his death. He served in the "United Train" 
Artillery Co., Providence, R. I., for several years; received j* medal for 
being the most proficient marksman in the regiment. He was a mcmber"of 
Bristol Lodge, F. and A. M. of Bristol, R. I. 'i 

He was married September 29, 1875, to Sarah Isabella Wells^of Fort 
Edward, who survives him and resides in Fort Edward; no children. 




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EDWARD WARREN SA^^^^ER, A. M., M. D. 

Edward W. Sawyer, son of William Frederick and Sarah Smith (Tuck) 
Sawyer, was born in Newburyport, iNIass., July 8, 1848, and died in Chicago, 
111., in 1897. He prepared for college at the Warren Academy, Woburn, Mass., 
and entered the University in 1864, remaining two years; was a member of the 
8 X Fraternity. He studied medicine in 1869 at Wobiu-n, ]\Iass., with Drs. 
John M. Harlow and Samuel Abbott; graduated from the Harvard University 
Medical College in February, 1873. 

He was senior house surgeon to the Boston City Hospital in 1872; practiced 
at Youngstown, Ohio, February, 1872 until April, 1873; Chicago, 111., from 
October 1874-1897. He was lecturer on obstetrics and diseases of children 
at Rush ]\Iedical College, 1874-82. He was medical inspector for the South 
Division of Chicago, 1874-82, and served through the epidemic of small pox 
which prevailed almost exclusively in that division for ten months 
during the years, 1874-75. He was a speciahst in obstetrical and gj'necologi- 
cal work; was the inventor of Sa-nyer's short, curved obstetric forceps, and of 
Sawyer's rounded paring scalpel, for use in lacerations of the cervix uteri and 
perineum , figured in " Byford' ' work. 

He was the author of articles on Affections of the Nipple and Breast, Inci- 
dent to Early Lactation, and Post-Partum Inversion of the Uterus, published in 
American and foreign journals in 1876; 07?ine Vivum e Cellula, a thesis for the 
degree of Master of Arts, Chicago University, which degree was conferred 
upon him, June 17, 1879. "N. U." also conferred this degree upon him. 

He was member of Masonic Lodge; Chicago Medical Society; an original 
member of the Chicago Gynecological Society, serving as its secretary and 
treasurer during the first seven years of its existence, 1885-^92; member of the 
Chicago Medico-Legal Society; of the American Gynecological Society; 
honorary fellow of the British Gjmecological Society; was secretary of the 
Chicago Society of Physicians, later the Chicago Medical Society, 187.5-80. 

He was married February' 26, 1873, to Marj' ]Mannery of Chicago, 111., 
who suvives him and resides in Chicago. Two children were born to them: 
Edward Warren, Jr., and Philip Ayer. 

FREDERICK SHUMWAY. 

Frederick Shumway, son of Samuel and Minerva (Snow) Shumway was 
born in Chesterfield, N. H., September 7, 1843. He attended the schools 
of his town and entered the University in 1864,. remaining until 1866. He 
engaged in farming and in business in Chesterfield, X. H., until 1871, when 
owing to failing health, he went South in hopes the change of climate would 
prove beneficial. He rapidlv grew worse and died on board a ship off Savannah 
April 19, 1871. 

He was married, December 28, 1870, to Ella Caroline Wetherell of Boston, 
Mass., who again married and resides in Chesterfield, X. H. 

THOMAS CHALMERS WOOD. 

Thomas C. Wood was born in Fitchburg, IMass., August 4, 1847, and died 
in Hamburg, Iowa in 1890. He prepared for college in the schools of liis city 
and entered the University in 1864, remaining until 1866; served with the corps 
of cadets at Xewport, Vt., in October, 1864, during the St. Albans Raid excite- 
ment (q. v.); was a member of the A I! 77 Fraternity. He studied law and 
practiced in Fitchburg, Mass., until about 1880, when he located in Hamburg, 
Iowa, where he continued his practice until his death. He held many town 
offices. He was survived bv a widow. 



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HENRY JOHN HOWE, B. S. 

Henry J. Howe, son of Asa Howe, '43 'andjLucy Ann Frances 
(Cummings) Howe, and brother of Malverd A. Howe, '82, was born in Sharon, 
Vt., January 2, 1848. He removed 
with his parents to Northfield in 1859, 
where he prepared for college in the 
old Northfield Academy. He entered 
the University in 1866 and graduated 
B. S. in Civil Engineering in 1869; was 
a corporal, sergeant and first lieu- 
tenant in the corps of cadets; mem- 
ber of the A 2 n Fraternity. 

He located in Marshalltown, 
Iowa, in 1869, where he has become 
identified with many of the business 
enterprises of that city. He has 
served as cashier and director of the 
Fidelity Savings Bank from 1892 to 
date; secretary and treasurer LeCirand 
Quarry Co., 1876 to date; Marshall 
Telephone Co., 1865 to date; Pilgrim 
Hotel Co., 1868 to date; secretary, 
Tremont Co., 1903 to date; president 
of the Boone and Marshall Telephone 
Co., 1906 to date. He has taken 




Henry John Howe. 



great interest in library work in his State and is a member of the American 
Library Association. 

He was married May 31, 1876 to Anna Belknap of Northfield, sister of 
S. E. Belknap, '73. 

NON-GRADUATES, 1869. 



CAPT. ALBERT WHEATON COOKE, A. B. 

Albert W. Cooke, son of Albert Andrew and Marie Fidelia (Talbot) 
Cooke, was born in Shclburne Falls, Mass., September 18, 1843, and died 
in Hartford, Conn., May 17, 1890; was buried at Vineyard Haven, Mass. 
He prepared for college at the Wilbraham Academy and entered the University 
from Milford, Mass., in 1865, taking a special course. He entered Dartmouth 
College in 1866 and graduated A. B. in 1869; was a member of the J K E 
Fraternity; also made the B K Fraternity; was literary honor man. 

He was editor of the Eric, Pa., Daily Dispatch; reporter Inter Ocean, 
Chicago, 111.; Laivrence American, Lawrence Ma.ss.; manager, Stilson PublLsh- 

Note: For sketches of Charles Dole .nnd Clarence L. Hath.away of this class, see pages 
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ing Co., Boston, Mass. He later engaged in the real estate business in Boston. 

He enlisted September 6, 1861 in Company B, 25th Massachusetts Volun- 
teers Militia; was promoted corporal, sergeant, April 16, 1862; 1st sergeant 
October 9, 1862; was discharged, January 7, 1864. He was commissioned 2d 
lieutenant Company B, 57th Massachusetts Infantry, January 7, 1864; 
was promoted 1st Ueutenant Company I, same regiment, March 4, 1864; 
captain, June 15, 1865. He was appointed April 3, 1865, provost marshal, 3d 
Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps. He commanded his regiment, March 
25 to April 3, 1865; was detailed in May, 1865, as assistant adjutant-general, 
same brigade; was mustered out of serAice, July 30, 1865. He served with 
distinction in the following battles: Roanoke Island, Xewburn, Ivinston, 
Whitehall, Goldsboro, Green Swamp, the Wilderness, Spottsj-lvania Court 
House, Cold Harbor, siege of Petersburg and Fort Stedman. He was a mem- 
ber of the Masonic Lodge, of Maiden, Mass.; Post No. 44, G. A. R.,of Maiden 
and Maiden Loyal Legion. 

He was married at Vineyard Haven, Mass., ]\Iay 17, 1890 to Grace Cook 
West; no children. 

JAMES PIERCE CALDWELL. 





James Pierce Caldwell. 



James P. Caldwell, son of James and 
Ann Rosette (Pierce) Caldwell, was born in 
Xorthfield, Vt., September 28, 1850, and died 
unmarried, in Chelsea, Mass., December 22, 
1873; was buried in Lunenburg, Vt. He 
prepared for college at the Xorthfield High 
School and entered the University in 1866 
and remained two j^ears; was a member of 
the A ^ n Fraternity. He graduated from 
Bryant and Stratton's Business College. 

He engaged in the wheelwTight business 
with Albert Chase in Xorthfield, Vt., 1870- 
72. He is sm'\dved by his mother and a 
sister, Martha Anna Caldwell, now li\'ing in 
Walpole, X. H. 



HOX. WILLIAM HEXRY HUXT. 

Wilham H. Hunt, son of George C. and Julia Pierpont (Smith) Hunt, and 
nephew of Hon. Gregory Smith, was born in St. Albans, Vt., February 17, 1850, 
and died there, unmarried, April 9, 1895. He prepared for college in the 
St. Albans public schools and entered the L'niversity in 1865, and remained 
nearly three j-ears; was a member of the A .T /7 Fraternity. From 1869 to 
1873, he was engaged in engineering on the Xorthern Pacific Railroad. In 
1873, he became assistant to his father, who was paj-master of the Central 
Vermont Railroad, and succeeded him on his death in 1876. 

He held various positions of trust in the munici .al government. He 
was trustee of the village, 1890-92; president of the board of village trustee, 
1892-93; was town representative in 1892. Although he made no pretence of 
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soon became apparent., His aid was eagerly sought by frientis and opponents 
of important measures. He was one of the leaders of the opposition which 
killed the weekly payment bill after 
one of the hardest fights of the 
session. Near the close of the session, 
he was appointed by Governor Fuller 
one of the trustees of the Vermont 
Asylum for the Insane. The new 
asylum building at Waterbury was 
but partially completed; and during 
the next two years, he gave much 
time to the aifairs of the institution. 
His marked success in legislative 
affairs in 1892, contributed to his 
election to the Senate in the fall of 
1894. He served as chairman of the 
general committee of the Senate 
from the start. Against great odds, 
he carried through both Senate and 
House an appropriation of .$150,000 
for the completion of the asylum at 
Waterbury. It was the largest ap- 
propriation made by the State since 
the war and few beheved it would 
pass. His speech in its favor in the 




Hon. William Henry Hunt. 



Senate, while unmarked by oratorical effects, carried such convictions that it 
was stamped as the speech of the session. 

In 1892, he re-organized the St. Albans Messenger and largely to his man- 
agement, the subsequent growth and prosperity of the paper were due. He 
was one of the most prominent Masons in "\^erniont, having attained the .33d 
degree. He served as Master of Englesby Lodge for one term. 



SYLVESTER MORRIS PENNOCK. 

Sylvester M. Pennock, son of Cyril Pennock, '23, and Sarah (Wetherbee) 
Pennock, was born in Norwich, Vermont, December 20, 1851. He attended 
the schools of his town and entered the University in 1804, remaining two 
years. 

He located in Milwaukee, Wis., in 1870, and engaged in the fruit business 
until 1886. In 1874, he was severely injured while jilaying baseball, and 
never fully recovered. He contracted tuberculosis and, hoping a change of 
climate would prove beneficial, went to San Diego, Cal., in November, 1880. 
He rapidly grew worse and died then> Decembc^r 4. 1880; was buried in Mil- 
waukee, Wis. 

He was survived by a witlow; no cliildrcn. 



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FRANK PIERCE CURRIER. 



Frank P. Currier, son of John I,angdon and Mary Anne (Ladd) Currier, 
was born in Holyoke, Mass., October 8, 1852, and died, unmarried in Boston, 
Mass., November 18, 1870. In 1857, 
his parents removed to Norwich, Vt., 
where he attended the pubUc schools. 
He entered the University in the 
spring of 1865 and remained until 
March, ' 1866, w'hen the Universitj- 
buildings burned. 

He was a reporter on the Granite 
State Free Press, Lebanon, N. H., 
1867-70, and represented his paper at 
the Peace Jubilee in Boston in 186*,). 
He was for a few months, in 1870, in 
the employ of Rockwell & Churchill, 
Boston. 

He gave great promise of a bril- 
hant career in journalism. We quote 
from an obituary published by the 
Granite State Free Press. "He was 
a remarkably fine writer for one of 
his years ****** *His reports 
published in our {japers we think 
would not suffer in comparison 
with those of almost any of ^'^""^ ^^'" Currier, 

the country press." He was a member of the Methodist Church of Lebanon, 
N. H. 





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CLASS OF 1870. 



REV. WALTER DOLE, B. S., A. M., D. D. 

Walter Dole, son of Christopher Sargent and Harriet (Howes) Dole, 
was born in Northfield, Vt., August 26, 18.51. He prepared for college at the 
Northfield Academy and entered the University in Sejjtember, 1867, graduating 
B. S. in 1870; was a corporal, sergeant 
and captain in the corps of cadets; 
assistant editor of the Reveille; mem- 
ber of the X Fraternity; received 
from the University the degrees of 
A. M., in 1898 and D. I), in 190,5. 
He was an instructor at the Uni- 
versity in 1874-75. 

He taught school in Northfield 
during 1870-71. He graduated, B. 
D. from the Meadville, (Fa.) Theo- 
logical School in 1874; was a student 
at the Boston School of Oratory, 
1877-78. He was ordained pastor in 
the Universalist Church at Northfield, 
Vt., 1881. His pastorates are as 
follows: Northfield, 1880-81; Enfield, 
N. H., 1881-88; White River Junc- 
tion, Vermont, 1883-88; Barre, Ver- 
mont, 1889-92; Bethel, Gaysville, 
Stockbridge, South Royalton, Vt., 
and Enfield, N. H., 1893-98; North- 
field, Vermont, 1898-1908; Tarpon Rev. Walter Dole. 
Springs, Fla., 1907 to date. During 1888-89, he was bookkeeper for Dodge, 
Davis & Co., manufacturers, Bristol, N. H. In 1911, he published Heaven 
on Earth, through Life Slvdy. 

He is a member of the Universahst Church, and DeWitt Clinton Lodge, 
F. and A. M. of Northfield; the I. O. O. F., Enfield, N. H. 

He was married January 13, 1886 to Fannie Louisa Dodge of Enfield, 
N. H. Three children have been born to them: John Walter, born Novem- 
ber 23, 1891; Mary Clementine, born October 21, 1894; Robert Heman, born 
November 5, 1898. 

CHARLES OILMAN TARBELL, B. S. 

Charles G. Tarbcll, son of Oilman and Joan (Blodgett) Tarbcll, was born 
in Randol{)h, Vt., August 2, 1843, and died of tubei-culosis in Boston, Mass., 
November 29, 1881. He attended the schools of his town and prepared for 
college at the Orange County Grammar School. He enlisted in Co. G, 8th 
Vermont Infantry, January 24, 1862; was transferred to the Signal Corps, 
February 2(5, 1863, and was promoted sergeant; was discharged, June 6, 1864. 
lie graduated from Coin(u-'s Business College in 1865; was princii)al of schools, 
Pleasantville, Pa., 1865-66; taught in Brookfield, Vt., 1866-68. 




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He entered the University in 1868, taking a special course, and graduated 
B. S. in C. E. in 1870; was a member of the A^ 11 Fraternity. He was prin- 
cipal of the Northfield High School, 
1868-70; Wauconda 111., High School, 
1871-74 and dming a portion of this 
time, served as county superintendent 
of schools of Lake Co., 111. His 
health beginning to fail in 1875, he 
located in Red Bluif, Tehama Co., 
California, and taught until 1877; 
taught in Kasson, Rochester and 
Northfield, Minnesota, 1877-81. His 
health again failing, he removed to 
Boston, early in 1881, where he re- 
mained until his death. 

He was a member of DeWitt 
Clinton Lodge, F. and A. M. of 
Northfield, the chapter R. A. M. and 
Knights Templar in California. 

He was married November 20, 
1866, to Charlotte Ehzabeth Martin 
of Williamstown, Vt., who survives 
him and resides in Chicago. Four 
children were born to them: Edith 
Lucy, bom June 22, 1869, married 
Herbert Bean, resides in Randolph; Clarence Lyle, born October 26, 1871, 
resides in Toledo, Ohio; CUo Joanna, born December 24, 1874, resides in 
Boston, Mass.; Lizzie Buniham, born August 16, 1877, died September 2, 
1877. 

GEORGE MORRISON WILLARD, B. S. 

George M. Willard, son of James Nutting and Mary George (Thayer) 
Willard, and cousin of H. B. Thayer, '77, was born in Thetford, Vt., February. 
26, 1851. In 1859, his parents moved to No. Hartland, Vt., where he attended 
the public schools. He prepared for college in the Northfield Academy, and 
entered the University in 1867, graduating B. S. in C. E., in 1870; was first 
lieutenant and adjutant of the corps of cadets; member of the AZ 11 Fraternity, 

He was an assistant engineer on the construction of the Northern Pacific 
R. R. and after the completion of the road, held a clerkship for some years; 
served four years as chief clerk to Maj. George B. Arthur, LTnited States Pay- 
master. He removed to New Zealand where he is engaged as a mining engi- 
neer. He was married December 29, 1875 in Fargo, N. D., to Lottie C. Davis, 
who died about 1900. 



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NON-GRADUATES, 1870. 

PROF. CHARLES SIMEON DENISON, C. E., D. Sc. 

Charles S. Denison, son of the Rev. George and Janette B. (Ralston) 
Denison, was born in Gambia, Ohio, July 12, 1849. He prepared for college 
at the Lockport, (N. Y.) Union School and under private instruction. He 
entered the University in 1867 and remained until 1868; was a member of the 
S X Fraternity. He entered the University of Vermont in 1868 and graduated 
B. S. in 1870, and C. E. in 1871; received the degree of D. Sc. in 1907; mem- 
ber oi Z E Fraternity of that institution; honorary member TBI! at the 
University of Michigan. 

He was assistant engineer on the location and construction of the Milwau- 
kee & Northern R. R., 1871-72. In March, 1872, he was appointed instructor 
in Engineering and Drawing at the University of Micliigan. In 1876, he was 
made assistant in Architecture, in addition to his other work. He was pro- 
moted assistant professor same subjects in 1882 and in 1885; was made pro- 
fessor of Descriptive Geometry, Stereometry and Drawing. During 1873-74, 
he was the United States astronomer and surveyor in charge of establishing 
the boundary Une between Washington and Idaho. He spent several months 
in study in Europe in 1888. He has contributed several articles to the tech- 
nical magazines. 

He is a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church of Ann Arbor and has 
served for several years as vestryman; a member of the American Society of 
Mechanical Engineers; Michigan Engineering Society; Detroit Engineering 
Society; Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education. 

LEONARD MORRILL. 

Leonard Morrill, son of Alden Rufus and Eliza Varney (Shaw) Morrill, 
was born in Nashua, N. H., August 22, 1851, and died in Lancaster, N. H., 
Augu.st 10, 1907. His parents moved to Northfield, Vt., in 1853, where he pre- 
pared for college at the Northfield Academy. He entered the LTniversity in 
1865 and remained nearly four years; was a member of the d X Fraternity. 

He was a brakeman on the Central Vt. R. R., 1869-70; fireman Chicago 
and Milwaukee R. R. 1871-74; Lake Erie and Pa. R. R. 1874-76; engineer 
Mass. Central 1876-80; Boston and Maine 1880-1907. He was a member of 
the Moo.sehillock Lodge, I. O. 0. F. of Woodsville, N. IL; Brotherhood of 
Locomotive Engineers. 

He was married May 15, 1891 to Kate Amelia Moxley of Royalton, Vt., 
who survives him and resides in Littleton, N. II. One child was born to them: 
Alden Seth, born October 11, 1898. 



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CLASS OF 1S71. 



WILLIAM GRIFFITH OWEN, B. S. 

William G. Owen, son of Griffith and Mary (Jones) Owen, was bom in 
Bithisda, North Wales, July 29, LSol, and died in South Boston, Mass., Janu- 
ary 23, 1892; was buried in Forest 
Hills Cemetery. At an early age, 
his parents removed to Northfield, 
where he prepared for college at the 
Xorthfield Academy. He entered 
the University in September, 1868, 
and graduated B. S. in 1871; was a 
corporal, sergeant, 2d and 1st lieu- 
tenants and captain in the corps of 
cadets; was editor of the Reveille; 
ranked first in his class; was a mem- 
ber of the A — n Fraternity. 

He was clerk for Nichols & 
Williams, druggists of Northfield, 
1871 until October, 1873, when he 
located in Boston. He was manager 
of a drug store in Hyde Park until 
1878, and in South Boston, 1878-82. 
In this last year, he purchased the 
drug business of Dr. Batchelder at 
the corner of Dorchester Avenue, 
and Dexter Street, South Boston. 
In 1888, he moved his business 
William Griffith Owen. ^^ ^ ^p^^. .^j^^j modern store on the 

same street, which he conducted until his death. He also manufactured 
several proprietary medicines. 

He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church; South Boston Druggists' 
Association; American Legion of Honor; American Friendly Society. 

He was married September 18, 1890 to Eliza ^Morgan, of Cambridge, Mass. 
who survives him and resides in Natick, ]\Iass.; no children. 




NON-GRADUATES, 1871. 



CHARLES POWHATAN CAMPBELL, A. B. 

Charles P. Campbell, son of James Madison and Gillah D. (Cheney) 
Campbell, was born in Fredericksburg, Va., December 25, 1845, and died in 
Brighton, Mass., July 24, 1871, while on his way home from Hartford, Conn.; 
was buried in Henniker, N. H. About .869, his parents removed to Man- 
chester, N. H., where he made his home until his death. He entered the 
University in 1868, and remained until the close of the junior year; served a§ 



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tutor in the Ancient Languages and as assistant librarian, 1869-70. He grad- 
uated A. B. from Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., in 1871. 

He was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church, Manchester, N. H. He 
was a frequent contributor to the Churchman. 

PROF. ADRIAN SCOTT, M. D., A. M., Ph. D. 

Adrian Scott, sou of Ellison and Ann Maria (Daniels) Scott, was born 
in Blackstone, Mass., April 23, 18.50, and died of apoplexy in Northfield, Vt., 
December 11, 1905; was buried in Blackstone, Mass. He prepared for college 
at the Blackstone High School, graduating in 1868; and on September 15, he 
entered the Civil Engineering Department of the University. He also took 
the classical languages. He soon displayed remarkable abihty not only in 
his mathematical work, but also in the classics. In 1870, through the ad- 
vice of Dr. Bourns, he gave up the Civil Engineering course to make the 
study of languages his specialty, and in September of that year, entered the 
junior class of Brown University. He passed the first two years work with 
such high marks, that he was complimented by the examining board for his 
scholarship, and the classical department of the University was fully recognized 
at Brown University. He graduated A. B. from Brown University, with high 
rank in 1872. He was a member of the A^ IJ Fraternity at " N. U." 

He was instructor at the Chippaqua Mountain Institute, New York, 
1872-73; principal, Blackstone High School, 1873-74; assistant professor of 
Latin and Greek, "N. U.," 1874-75. During 1875-76, he studied medicine in 
Boston at an institution organized under the laws of Massachusetts, but now 
defunct, receiving the degree of M. D., in 1876. He practiced the profession 
in Blackstone until 1878, when owing to defective eyesight he gave up the 
profession. During 1878-91, he served as superintendent of schools of 
Blackstone, and during this time, he took post graduate work at Brown 
University, receiving the degree of A. M. in 1891. He served as instructor 
of German at the Brown University, 1891-94. During this time, he continued 
his Y>osi graduate studies, making a specialty of the Germanic and Sanscrit 
Languages, and received the degree of Ph. D. in 1894. In the last year, he 
was appointed associate professor of Germanic Philology and Scandinavian 
Languages at Brown University, a position he held until 1897, when he retired 
to the old Scott Homestead, four miles from Blackstone. He visited "N. U." 
at the Commencement of 1905, and was elected professor of Political and 
Social Sciences. In September, he came to the LTniversity, becoming at once 
po[)ular with the faculty and students. 

Doctor Scott was a remarkable scholar. He was a specialist in Mathe- 
matics, the (jermani(! Languages, and Sanscrit History, Botany and Zoology. 
He was a thorough scholar in the Sciences, Ethics and Political Economy. 
During the years 1896-1905, while carrying on his farm in Bla(;kstone, he 
studied each day four hours, keeping abreast of the times in his favorite 
subjects. During his busy life as an educator, he had found time to study law 
and was admitted to the bar; but never practiced this profession. He had 
one of the largest private libraries in this country on the Germanic Languages. 
This Ubrary he gave to "N. U.," and assisted the librarian in cataloguing 
about 400 volumes. He possessed great literary ability and might have achieved 
success along this line, had he so chosen. He wrote many articles on his- 



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torical, scientific, and medical subjects, also wrote several novels. One 

The Detective's Vacation published in the Providence Sunday Journal showed 

remarkable versatility as a writer. 

" ■ He prepared the German text 

books in his favorite subjects and 
all his class books, were re-arranged 
and edited to suit his methods of 
teaching. His manuscripts were re- 
markable for their legibility, being 
mechanically perfect and written in 
small and heavily shaded vertical 
letters. He was a Democrat in poli- 
t ics and held several town offices in 
Hlackstone, serving as chairman of 
the board of selectmen; school super- 
intendent and member of the library 
committee. He was a member of 
the East Blackstone Grange, hold- 
ing the various offices; Worcester- 
Norfolk Pomona Grange, Mendon 
Historical Society, also several literary 
.- societies. 

He was married November 23, 

1873 to Ellen Jane Thayer, of 

Blackstone, who survives him and 

Prof. Adrian Scott. resides in that town. Five children 

were born to them: Malcolm D., boni August 20, 1876, resides in Blackstone; 

Carleton A., "N. U.,", '09; Mabel G., born September 2, 1878, married 

Mr. William Taylor; Grace, born February 28, 1885, married Mr. Justin F. 

Soiithwick, resides in Blackstone; Bessie, born August 20, 1887, resides in 

Blackstone. 





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CLASS OF 1872. 



STEPHEN HIGGINSON CAMPBELL, B. S. 



Stephen H. Campbell, son of 
William M. and Mary (Williams) 
Campbell, was born in Charleston, 
S. C, September 20, 1854. He 
witnessed the bombardment' of 
Charleston, during the Civil War. 
He prepared for college in the 
schools of his city and Wood- 
stock, Vt., and entered the Univer- 
sity from the latter place in 
September, 1869, graduating B. S. 
in 1872; was adjutant of the corps 
of cadets; member of the 6 X 
Fraternity. He was cashier of the 
Colorado National Bank, Denver, 
Colo., for several years. In 1889, 
his health beginning to fail, he re- 
moved to Phoenix, Arizona, hoping 
the change of cHmate would prove 
beneficial, but he rapidly failed and 
died there, April, 19, 1891. 




«^«# 




Stephen Higginson Campbell. 



WALDO PARK CLEMENT, B. S. 

Waldo P. Clement, son of Charles and Elizabeth (Wood) Clement, was 
born in Rutland, Vermont, July 21, 1851. He prepared for college in the schools 
of his city, and at St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H. He entered the Univer- 
sity in September, 1869, and graduated B. S. in 1872; was a member of the 
A I n Fraternity. He has served as trustee of the University since 1884. 

He has been interested in various business enterprises; was treasurer of 
the Chilton Paint Co., 1887-96; president 1896-1900; director of the Rutland 
Canadian R. R., 1898-1900. He was a member of the New York Stock Ex- 
change and of the firm of Haven & Clement, Wall Street, corner of Nassau St., 
New York, from 1900 until 1908, when he retired from active business. He now 
resides at Bedford, N. Y. He is a member of the University Club of New York. 

He married Hannah Allen Thomas of Wickford, R. I. Four children have 
been born to them: Mary C, now Mrs. Richard S. Conover, Jr., resides in 
Bedford, N. Y.; Allen T., resides in New York; Waldo Park, Jr., resides in New 
York; Catherine W., resides in Bedford, N. Y. 



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SAMUEL DIMICK CONANT, M. S. 

Samuel D. Conant, son of Jonathan J. and Octavia (Bosworth) Conant, 
was born in Lyme, N. H., January 9, 1851. In 1859, his parents removed to 
Thetford, Vermont, where he attended the Thetford Academy. He finished 
his preparation for college at the State Normal School, Randolph, Vermont, 
and entered the University, September, 1869, graduating B. S. in 1872; was a 
corporal, sergeant, and 1st lieutenant in the corps of cadets; member of the 
A 2" // Fraternity; received the degree of M. S. in com'se in 1910. 

He engaged in manufacturing in Millers Falls, Mass , 1872-77. He 
studied law with his uncle, Judge Chester. C. Conant, of Greenfield, during 
1877-78, and was admitted to the bar in August, 1878. He then formed a 
partnership with his micle, in the practice of his profession, which continued 
until 1898; since which date, he has continued in the practice alone. 

He has taken an active interest in the affairs of his town; has served as 
special justice, Franklin District Court, 1890 to date; member of the school 
committee, 1889-93; secretary of the Greenfield Library Association, 1902. 
During the Spanish American War, he served as lieutenant in a provisional 
militia company in Greenfield. He is a member of the Episcopal Church; 
Republican Lodge F. and A. M., of Greenfield. 

He has been twice married : first, April 18, 1876 to Mary Isabella Ketch- 
um of Barre, Vermont, who died January 22, 1907. Two children were born 
to them: Octavia Mildred, born January 23, 1882, resides in Greenfield; 
William M. Chester, born February 1, 1884, resides in Greenfield. He was 
again married, January 6, 1910, to Mary Alice Howard of Randolph, Vermont. 

CHARLES GREENLEAF GRIFFITH, C. E. 

Charles G. Griffith, was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., July 5, 1854. He at- 
tended the schools of his city and entered the University, September 2, 1869, 
graduating B. S., in 1872; was a corporal, sergeant and lieutenant in the corps 
of cadets; member of the A— If Fraternity; received the degree of C. E. in 
coiu-se from the University in 1910. He graduated C. E. from the Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y., in 1877. 

He was assistant engineer on the New York Elevated R. R., 1878-79; 
engineer in charge of the location and construction on the Denver & Rio 
Grande Western R. R., in Utah; Montana Central Railroad, across the main 
range of the Rocky Mountains from Boulder to Butte; Great Northern Railway 
from Great Falls, Mont., east to the Teton river; was general agent and 
ore buyer for the Montana Smeltering Co., and the United Smeltering Co. 

In 1896, he removed to New York city, where he has made his home to 
date. He was engaged extensivelj^ in mining engineering in this country and 
Mexico from 1896 to date. 

He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers; American 
Society of Mining Engineers; LTniversity Club of New York; The Fairfield 
County Club. 

FRANCIS ZENO KIMBALL, B. S. 

Francis Z. Kimball, son of Francis Sargent and Sara Ruth (Crocker) 
Kimball, was born in East Roxbury, Vermont, July 15, 1850, and died in 
Somonauk, 111., June 7, 1889. In 1866, his parents removed to Northfield, 



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where he prepared for college, at the Northfield Academy. He entered the 
University March 1, 1870, and graduated B. S. in 1872; was a corporal, ser- 
geant and captain in the corps of 
cadets; senior gold medalist; valedic- 
torian; member of the A 2l FI 
Fraternity. 

He taught school in Ivanhoe, 111., 
1872-1873; Wauconda, 111., 1873-1874; 
Libertyville, 111., 1874-1877. Ho en- 
gaged in the drug business in Liberty- 
ville, 1877-1887; Somonauk, 111., 1877- 
89. He also engaged dm-ing portions < )l' 
1872-77 in Civil Engineering. 

He was a prominent member ol 
the Masonic Lodge, having attained 
the Knights Templar degrees; was a 
member of the Modern Woodmen 
of America, and the Sons of Ver- 
mont. 

He was married February 1, 1877 
to NelUe Frances Stowell, of Liberty- 
ville, 111., who survives him and re- 
sides in that city. Two children were 
born to them: Blanche Frances, born 
January 7, 1878, resides in Libertyville 
1884, resides in Libertyville. 




Francis Zeno Kimball. 
Sumner Claire, born October 17, 



PROF. JAMES WHEELER SWETT, B. S. 




Prof. James Wheeler Swett. 



James W. Swett, son of Rev. 
Josiah Swett, D. D., '37 and Lucy 
Miranda (Wheeler) Swett, was born 
in Bethel, Vt., December 22, 1849, 
and died at Wilmington, Del., Decem- 
ber 31, 187G. 

He prepared for college at The 
Vermont Episcopal Institute and 
entered the University from Fairfax, 
Vt., May 3, 1870. He passed the 
work of the fre.shman and sophomore 
\ca,rs and entered the junior class, 
graduating B. S. in C. E., in 1872; 
was a sergeant, first lieutenant and 
adjutant of the corj^s of cadets; was 
a Tneinber of the A^ II Fraternity; 
served as tutor in Latin and Greek, 
1870-72. 

He entered the University of 
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but only remained there a short time, as he determined to become a teacher. 
He was instructor at the Rugby Academy, Wilmington, Del., from Septem- 
ber, 1874 until his death. 

CAPT. WILLIAM LEMUEL STEDMAN, B. S. 

William L. Stedman, son of S. M. Stedman, was born January 13, 1852. 
He entered the University from LawTence, Mass., February 16, 1870 and grad- 
uated B. S. in 1872; was a corporal, sergeant and lieutenant in the corps of 
cadets; member of the d X Fraternity. He engaged in manufacturing in 
LawTcnce, Mass., for many years. He now resides in Methuen, Mass. He 
served for several years as captain, Co. C. Massachusetts Light Artillery. 

GEORGE STEELE. 

George Steele, son of Wilham Steele was born in Brooklyn, X. Y., 
January 27, 1855. He prepared for college in the schools of his city and entered 
Norwich University, March 1, 1869, remaining until May 12, 1870, when he 
was honorably discharged; was a member of the A Z ff Fraternity. He has 
engaged in business in New York from 1870 to date. He was in the importing 
business, 1870-80; stockbroker, 1880-90. Since this last date, he has served as 
secretary of the Inventory Co., of New York city, at No. 16 Cedar St. 




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CLASS OF 1873. 




FRANK RICHARD BATES, B. S. 

Frank R. Bates, son of Orin and Louisa Maria (Hedges) Bates, was bom 
in Berlin, Vt., November 26, 1835, and died unmaniod in Northfield, Vt., 
September 26, 1883. At an early 
age, his parents removed to North- 
field, where he attended the town 
schools and the Northfield Acatl- 
emy. He entered the University, 
November 24, 1870 and graduated 
B. S. in 1873; was a corporal, ser- 
geant and Ueutenant in the corps of 
cadets; member of the A Z 11 Fra- 
ternity 

He engaged in the drug busi- 
ness in Lowell, Mass., 1873-74, and 
Boston, 1874-76. In Decembei-, 
1876, he began the study of law 
with Hon. Frank [Plumley, (q. v.) 
of Northfield, and was admitted to 
the Washington County Bar in 
March, 1880. He soon formed a 
partnership with]] [ Mr. Plumley, 
which continued until 1881, when 
he opened an ofhce for himself in 
Northfield and practiced until 
1883. His legal career was brief, 
cess. 

He was a member of the Universalist Church and an active worker in 
the I. O. G. T. He joined the lodge in 1876 and held many offices; was Grand 
Worthy, Assistant Secretary, 1881-82; Grand Worthy Secretary, 1882-83. 
He proved a most worthy and efficient officer. In 1882, he contraced a se- 
vere cold which developed into tuberculosis of which he died. 




but 



Frank Richard Bates. 

gave vmusual jjromisc of suc- 



HENRY AUGUSTUS BURT, B S. 

Henry A. Burt, son of Henry Augustus and Olive (Lyman) Burt, was 
born in Fairfield, Vt., September 16, 1853, and died in Peckrell, Nebraska, 
September 17, 1907. His parents movcsd to Swanton, Vt., in 1856, where he 
attended the graded schools and the high school. He finished his prepara- 
tions for college at the Underbill Academy, and entered the University in 
1870, graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1873; was a corporal, sergeant, sergeant- 
major, second hcutenant, first lieutenant and captain in the corps of cadets; 
member of the A ^ 17 Fraternity. He held high rank in his studies and was 
often assistant to General Jackman, when called upon to do outside engi- 
neering work. During the winter term of the senior year, he was called home 



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by liis father to assist him in his law work. During his absence, he kept up 
his studies and graduated with his class. 

He continued his law studies with his father and was admitted to Franklin 
County Bar in 1876; and in 1877 was made a master in Chancery. In 1879, 
he removed to Chicago and entered the employ of his uncle, A. S. Burt, of the 
firm of Burt, Hutchinson and Snow, at that time the largest pork packing con- 
cern in the country ;but not finding the work congenial, hie obtained a position 

in the engineer's office of the Burling- 
ton & Missouri R. R., a part of the 
C. B. & Q. .sj'stem at Omaha. After 
remaining in the office a few weeks, he 
was given charge of a party in active 
engineering work. He spent two 
years working for this company in 
the field, making surveys in Kansas, 
Nebraska and Colorado. Most of 
the time, his party was far from civil- 
ization, seeing no living thing but the 
Indians and animals of the plains. 

He retm-ned to Swanton in 
1S82 and re-entered his father's 
office as a member of the firm of 
Burt, Hall and Burt. In 1885, he 
estabUshed a real estate and insur- 
ance business in connection with his 
law practice. From 1885 until 1902, 
he acted as outside agent for the 
Canadian Pacific R. R., for Vermont; 
and as such organized many excur- 
sions to various parts of the country. 





Henry Augustus Burt. 



He located in Peckrell, Xeb. in 1902 and extensively engaged in farming until 
his death. He several times held the office of superintendent of schools of 
Swanton, village clerk, and justice of the peace. He was much interested in 
music and was for several years manager of the Swanton Brass Band. 

He was married, April 24, 1895 to Nora E. Wakefield of Boston, who sur- 
vives him and resides in Peckrell, Xeb. He is also sm-vived by a daughter, 
Amy Maud, a graduate of the University of Vermont class of 1900, now an 
instructor in the Central State Xormal School, Mt. Pleasant, Mich. 

WILLIAM RIPLEY DORR, B. S. 

William R. Dorr, son of Seneca Milo and JuUa Caroline (Ripley) Dorr, 
was born in Ghent, X. Y., December 28, 1854, and died suddenly in Chicago, 
111., December 1, 1904, while there on a business trip; was buried in Rutland, 
Vt. In 1857, his parents removed to Rutland, ^^ermont, where he prepared 
for college, graduating from the high school in 1869. He entered the L'niver- 
sity in September, 1869, and graduated B. S. in 1873; was a corporal, ser- 
geant, and adjutant of the corps of cadets; valedictorian of his class; member 
of the A I n Fraternity 

Shortly after his graduation, he engaged in the lumber business in Apple- 
ton, Wis., where he remained until his father's death in 1884. He then returned 



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to Rutland and became a member of the firm of S. M. Dorr's Sons, bankers 
and brokers. Here he remained until 1889, when he established himself in St. 
Paul, Minn., where he made his home until 1902. He soon became identified 
with many business enterprises of 
that city. He was treasurer and 
manager of the Hein & Danz Manu- 
facturing Co., 1889-98; was treasurer 
of the Life Insurance Clearing Associ- 
ation of St. Paul, 1890-1902; presi- 
dent of the Financial Association, 
Topeka, Kan., 1S90-1904; president 
of the Gold Mining Co. of Arizona, 
1890-1904; was a director of the 
Capitol Bank of St. Paul, 1890-1904; 
president of the Chamber of Com- 
merce of St. Paul for some years, 
also held several other positions in 
various companies. 

In 1902, he came East to edu- 
cate his children, establishing himself 
temporarily, in Englewood, N. J. 
In September, 1904, he was sent to 
Chicago in the interests of the 
American Car Co., where he suddenly 
died after a brief illness. Marked 
success followed his business ventures 
and he acquired a valuable property, 
stitutions, but was not a communicant, 
his untimely death was mourned by a host of friends. 

He was married February 12, 1889 to Helen MiUcr Thurston of St. Paul, 
who survives him and resides in St. Paul. Four children were born to them: 
William Ripley, born June 12, 1891; Cyrus Thurston, born May 30, 1894; 
Julia Caroline, born September 29, 1898; Seneca Milo died in infancy. 




William Ripley Dorr. 
He was a supporter of Church in- 
Cordial, genial and warm hearted 



PARIS AUGUSTUS EASTMAN, B. S. 

Paris A. Eastman, son of Augustus Mortimer and Mary Jane (Hatfield) 
Eastman, was born Dcn^ember 2, 1855 in Paris, France, where his parents 
were temporarily located. At an early age, his parents removed to Rutland, 
Vt., where he prepared for college. He entered the University, September 2, 
1870, and graduated B. S., in 1873; was a corporal and first sergeant in the 
corps of cadets; played on the base ball team; member of the // 2 11 
Fraternity. 

He was with Rob(>rls, Cushniaii »t Co., of New York, importers, 1873-tK), 
as salesman and European i)urchasing agent. He was engaged in teaching and 
farming in Mendon, Vt., 1890-96. Since this last date, he has been in the em- 
ploy of the F. R. Patch & Co., of Rutland. He was president for three terms 
of the F. R. Patch & Co's., Employee's Association. He was for some time 
justice of the peace, auditor and chairman of the Republican town committee 
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He was married, September 25, 1880, to Ada Evangeline Mansonof 
BrookljTi, N. Y. Six children have been born to them: Paris Ripley, Ora 
Clarion, Lyma Manson, Cassie Hatfield, Clarence, Katherine, all residing in 
Brookl3'n, N. Y. 



FREDERICK WALLACE GREGG, A. B., LL. B. 

Frederick W. Gregg, son of Robert Mack and EUze Jane (Buxton) Gregg 
was born in Northfield, Vt., December 25, 1856. He received his early educa- 
tion in the Grammar and 
high schools of his native 
to^Ti and was a student of 
Norwich University about 
two years, in the class of 
1S73. He entered Dartmouth 
College in 1874, and gradu- 
ated A. B. in 1878. He 
studied law in the office of 
Hon. Frank Flumley at 
Northfield, and at Coliunbia 
I'niversity Law School he re- 
ceived the degree of LL. B. 
from the L'niversity in 1910. 
He was admitted to the 
bar in 1881 and located in 
Tucson, Ariz., in the same 
year. In 1882 and 1883, he 
held the position of United 
States Commissioner in Ari- 
zona; and from 1885 to 1887, 
he was judge of the county 
court of Pima county in 
Frederick WaUace Gregg. ^he same Territory. 

In 1887, he removed to San Bernardino, Cal., and engaged in practice. 
He has repeatedly decUned nominations of the Republican party for Superior 
Judge, San Bernardino countj', which nominations are equivalent to an elec- 
tion. He had a lucrative practice and was especially engaged in cases invohdng 
the law of waters. He was engaged as leading counsel for the plaintiff in one 
of the longest water suits ever tried in Southern California, requiring 72 days 
for trial, and involving 81,000,000 in value, and was successful. In Septem- 
ber, 1907 he gave up the practice of law and removed to Los Angeles, where he 
is engaged in looking after his substantial business interests. 

On July 31, 1901 he was married to Agnes Theresa Wilson of Los Angeles, 
who died April 30, 1906. 

CAPT. GEORGE LEMUEL HUNTOON, B. S. 

George L. Huntoon, son of Lemuel and Helen Alarr (Cummings) Huntoon 
and nephew of Asa Howe, '43, was born in Springfield, Mass., Julj* 27, 1852. 
In 1862, his parents removed to Lawrence, Mass., where he attended the 
pubUc schools. He entered the University in 1869, and graduated B. S. in 




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1873; was a musician, corporal, sergeant musician and drill master in the corps 
of cadets; captain of the base ball team, member of the X Fraternity. 

He engaged in the jewelry busi- 
ness in Lawrence, Mass., during 
1873-90; and in Boston in 1890. 
In 1905, he entered the employ of 
Jordan, Marsh Co., Boston, with 
which company he is still <'onnected. 

He has taken an active in- 
terest in the State Militia. In tlic 
fall of 1874, he enlisted in the 
Salem Cadets, Massachusetts Regi- 
ment. In the fall of 1875, he assisted 
in the re-organization of Company 
K, 6th Regiment, Massachusetts 
Militia of Lawrence, Mass.; was 
promoted corporal, February 1879; 
2d lieutenant, July 10, 1889; cap- 
tain, Co. M, 8th Regiment M. V. M., 
February 10, 1882, but did not serve. 

He is a membr of Phoenician 
Lodge, F. & A. M.; Mount Sinai 
Chapter R. A. M., and Bethany 
Commandery K. T. of Lawrence; 
member of Alipp Temple Mystic 
Shrine. 




Capt. George Lemuel Huntoon. 



He was married November 19, 1879 to May Diadama Stannard, of Law- 
rence; no children. 

CYRUS MOSES JOHNSTON, 
B. S., A. M. 

Cyrus M. Johnston, son of 
Moses James and Martha (Palmer) 
Johnston, was born in Waitsfield, 
Vt., September 26, 1853. In 1866, 
his parents moved to Northfield, 
where he prepared for college. He 
entered the University in 1869, and 
graduated B. S. in 1873; was a mem- 
l)er of the A 2 n Fraternity; re- 
ceived the degree of A. M. from the 
I'liiversity in 1911. 

He read law in the office of Hon. 
I'rank Pluniley at Northfield and 
was admitted to practice in the 
Su])reme Court at Montpelier in 
.\ugust, 1879. He went to Minnesota 
in the spring of 1880, and in 1885, 
located at Detroit, where he has 
since been actively engagcnl in his 
profession. 




Cyrus Moses Johnston. 



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He is a Republican in politics and has held several public positions; 
served as county attorney for ten years; was a member of the school board 
foiu- years, serving as president for three years. In 1910, he was his party's 
candidate for district jvidge, a district comprising ten counties and was only 
defeated by a small majority. He is a Mason and an Odd Fellow. 

He was married, June 3, 1890, to Josephine A. Blanchard of Columbus, 
Wis. 



HARRY TUDOR LYMAN, B. S. 

Harr}' T. Lyman, son of Abel 
and Angeline (Ed.son) Lyman, was 
born in Randolph, Yt., September 
22, 1854. He prepared for college 
in the schools of his town, and 
entered the L'niversity October 28> 
1869, graduating B. S. in 1873; 
was a member of the .41! IT Frater- 
nity. 

He was clerk for Whitcomb 
and Day, Underbill, Yt., 1873-77; 
(^xpress agent and messenger, Brooks 
& Co., express, Concord, Mass., 
1877-84; was successively messen- 
ger, cashier and agent, for the 
American Exijress Co., 1884-1903. 
His address is Randolph, Yt. 




Harry Tudor Lyman. 



JOHN ROBERT MOORE, M. S., C. E. 
John R. Moore, son of James and Catherine Maurice (Cornwall) Moore, 
was born in Adrian, ]Mich., January 8, 1855. In 1856, his parents removed 
to Elizabeth, N. J., where he prepared for college. He entered the University 
in September, 1869, and gi'aduated B. S. in 1873; was a corpoi'al, ^sergeant, and 
1st lieutenant in the corps of cadets; president of his class; member of the 
6 A Fraternity; received the degrees of M. S. in course in 1902 and C. E. in 
1903; served as alumni trustee, 1889-93. 

He was assistant engineer of the Central R. R., of Xe^\- Jersey, 1873-88, 
and during this time was engaged in general construction work on the New 
York A: Long Branch R. R., location surveys for short branch lines and ex- 
tensions in Morris County, N. J.; also double tracking of the Long Branch 
R. R., and general maintenance of way. He was manager of the Central 
New Jersey Land Improvement Co., 1888-93; was agent, FideUty Mutual 
Life and the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance companies, 1893-96. In 
1896, he accepted a position of assistant engineer. Bureau of Highwaj's, 
Borough of the Bronx, New York city, wliich position he still retains. Ke 
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He was married April 7, 1880 to Clara Disbrow of New Rochelle, N. Y. 
Two children have been born to them: Helen Desborough, born January 5, 
1881, and died August 15, 1899; John Robert, born February 17, 1883. His 
address is Merrick, Long Island. 



GEORGE WALLACE METCALF, B. S. 

George W. Metcalf, son of Aaron Draper and Martha Jane (Chadwick) 
Metcalf, was born in Northfield, Vt., January 21, 1855. He prepared for 
college at the Northfield High School and entered the University, October 
28, 1869, remaining until April 20, 1871. In 1910, tho University in recogni- 
tion of his success as a business 
man, conferred upon him the de- 
gree of B. S. as for 1873. He was a 
student at the University of Ver- 
mont, 1877-78, in the class of 1881. 

He learned telegraphy and was 
an operator in various Vermont 
towns from 1872 until 1880, when 
he located in Powder River, ^^\vonl- 
ing. He taught school for some 
time; was telegraph operator and 
superintendent of some ninety miles 
of line for the Western Union Tele- 
graph Co., with headquarters in 
Fort Fetterman, 1882-84. In this 
last year, he located in Douglass, 
Wyoming, being one of the founders 
of the town. Here he has made 
his home to date. He has taken 
great interest in all matters pertain- 
ing to the advancement of his city. 
He engaged extensively in general 
mercantile business in Douglass 
from 1884 until 1908, when he 
sold his store. He has also engaged in general mercantile business in Buffalo 
from 1890 to date; has engaged extensively in]sheep raising from 1882 to date. 
He was a delegate from Wyoming to the Governors' Convention held in 
Washington, D. C, in 1908. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge of 
Douglass. 

He was married, February 22, 1888, to Susie Webel of Chicago. Two 
children have been born to them: Mildred Webel, born March 5, 1895; Kath- 
erine Eleanor, l)orn March 22, 1900. 

FRANKLIN JAY SAXE, B. S. 
Franklin J. Saxe, son of James and Sarah (Sollace) Saxe, and a nephew 
of John G. Saxe, the distinguished Vermont poet, was born in St. Albans, Vt., 
July 2, 1854. He prepared for college at Dr. Taylor's Private School, St. 
Albans, Vt., and entered the University in 1870, remaining two years; was a 
member of the A 2' //Fraternity; received in 1910 the degree of B. S. as for 
1873. 




George Wallace Metcalf. 



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He studied law during the winter of 1872-73 at St. Albans, Vt. In May, 
1873, he moved to Troj^, N. Y., and commenced the wholesale lumber business 
in the firm of Saxe Bros.; was made a member of the firm in 1882; and in the 
same year, the company moved to Albany, X. Y. In 1893, the fiim dissolved 
partnership, owing to the death of Charles G. Saxe, one of the firm. In 1895, 

he moved to New York city, where 
he has engaged in the wholesale 
lumber business and other enter- 
prises to date. 

He is well known throughout 
the United States as a wholesale 
liunber manufacturer, and owns many 
thousands of acres of timber land in 
this country and Canada. The lum- 
ber companies, he represents, manu- 
facture upwards of 200,000,000 feet 
of lumber each j^ear. He is interest- 
ed in many enterprises throughout 
the United States and Canada. He 
is secretary and manager, Atlantic 
Coast Lumber Co.; president and 
director, the Express Towing Co.; 
director. Otter Creek Boom and 
Lumber Co.; \'ice-president and direc- 
tor, "West Virginia Southern R. R. Co. ; 
director. White Fish Lake Improve- 
ment Co., Canada; director of the 
Franklin Jay Saxe. National Lighterage Co., of New 

York city; the Black River Water Co. of GeorgetowTi, S. C; director Chaleurs 
Bay Mills Co., Restigiriche, Canada, the Otter Creek Mercantile Co., of Ham- 
bleton, W. Va. 

He has travelled extensively through this country, Europe and the West 
Indies. He is a member of the Oakland Gulf Club, Bayside, L. I. He is a 
lover of horses and hunting, riding cross country after foxes and during his 
residence in Albany, organized the Albany Hunt Club, and the Albany Coun- 
try Club, and was president of the first club for many years. He owns a 
handsome place at Flushing, N. Y., where he makes his home in winter; and 
owns a house at Sea Gate, L. I., where he spends liis summers. 




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ARCHIE LORENZO SHELDON, B. S. 

Archie L. Sheldon, son of Charles and Janet (Reid) Sheldon, was born in 
West Rutland, Vt., March 31, 1854, and died, unmarried, in Philadelphia. Pa. 
in September, 1906. At an early age, 
liis parents moved to Rutland, where 
he prepared for college in the High 
School. He entered the University 
April 24, 1871, and graduated B. S. 
in C. E. in 1873; was a corporal, ser- 
geant and heutenant in the corps of 
cadets; member of the AZ FI Frater- 
nity; graduated from Eastman's Busi- 
ness College in 1873. 

He studied law for a time in 
Detroit and in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 
He engaged in ranching at Durango. 
Colo., 1875-77; was manager of tlie 
Consumer's Marble Co., a branch of 
the Sheldon & Son's Marble Co. of 
Rutland in Pliiladelphia, 1877-90; 
was machinery broker and salesman, 
Philadelphia, 1890-1904. He was a 
prominent member of the IMasonic 
bodies of Philadelphia, having attain- 
ed the 32d degree. He served for 
some time in Co. A, V. N. G., Rut- 
land, Vt. 




Archie Lorenzo Sheldon. 



NON-GRADUATES, 1873. 



GEORGE JEROME ALDRICH. 

George J. Aldrich, son of Artemus and Eunice (Hitchcock) Aldrich, and 
uncle of F. L. Aldrich, '99, was born in Northfield, Vt., October 3, 1854, and 
died in a sanitorium near Boston, Mass. in 1897. He prepared for college at 
the Northfield Academy, and entered the University September, 1870, and 
remained two years; was a member of the A2 TI Fraternity. 

He was a clerk in the Central Vermont car shops, St. Albans, Vt., later a 
clerk in a railroad office in Keokuk, la., and a clerk for the Chicago & Rock 
Island R. R. For some years pnmous to his death was employed as a traveling 
salesman. He served for some years in the "Ran.som (kiards," Vermont 
State Militia at St. Albans. 

He was married in 1878 at Kcobuk, la., to Jessie Vencele, who died in 
1884; one child Inez, born in 1880. 



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SIMEON EDSON BELKNAP. 




Simeon Edson Belknap. 



Simeon E. Belknap, son of 
Lorenzo and Betsey Lydia (Austin) 
Belknap, was born in Northfield, Vt., 
September 17, 1855. He prepared 
for college at the Northfield Acad- 
emy, and entered the LTniversity in 
the fall of 1869, and remained until 
Februarj- 23, 1871, leaving to engage 
in business; was a member of the 
A Fraternity. 

In 1888, he removed to Minne- 
apolis, Minn., where he has charge 
of the real esate department of the 
Corser Investment Co., with offices 
in the New York Life Building. 

He was married October 12, 
1887, to Harriet Blodgett of St. 
Johnsbury, W. Two children have 
been born to them: Lawrence Pearl, 
born Sept. 12, 1891; Doratha Blod- 
gett, born January 8, 1900. 



FRANK FOSTER BENNETT. 

■ Frank F. Bennett, son of Chauncey and Sarah Minnette (Foster) Bennett, 
was born in Northfield, Vt., January 28, 1856. He prepared for college at 
the Northfield High School and entered the University, October 28, 1869, 
remaining until July 13, 1872. He located in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1873, where 
he was engaged in mercantile pursuits for several years. About 1880 he 
removed to Henderson, Texas, where he has been employed as a locomotive 
engineer to date. A son, Frank C. Bennett is a midshipman in the United 
States Naval Academj'. 



WILLIAM ALANSON DYER DAVIS. 

^^'i^iam A. D. Davis, son of Nicholas Luther, and Susan (Dyer) Davis, 
was born in Rutland, Vt., May 4, 1854, and died there unmarried. May 24, 
1909. He prepared for college in the schools of his city, and entered the Uni- 
versity, March 20, 1870, and was discharged July 10, 1872, at the end of his 
junior year. 

He was in charge of one of the departments of the Rutland Raikoad 
machine shops for some years, and later was in the employ of the Lincoln 
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HON. HARRY WARREN^ DAN lELL. 

Harry W. Daniell, son of Warren Fisher and Elizabeth (Rundlett) Danicll, 
was born in Franklin, N. H., June 3, 1853. He attended the schools of his 
city and completed his preparation for college at the Nichols Latin School, 
Lewdston, Ale. He entered the University, March 27, 1.S70, and was honor- 
ably discharged, February 23, 1872; 
was a member of the A2 11 Frater- 
nity. 

He entered the employ of his 
father in the paper manufacturing 
business in 1872, and worked in his 
various paper mills until 1881, when 
he superintended the construction 
of the Franklin Falls Pulp Go's, 
plant, and was its manager until 
1895, when it was absorbed by tl:e 
International Paper Company. Ye 
was then transferred to Lakeport, 
N. H., to be appointed agent of the 
Winnipiseogee Lake Cotton and 
Woolen Manufacturing Company, 
(commonly called "Lake Company" 
and owned by the International 
Paper Co.) which controls the water 
power at Winnepesaukee Lake, which 
position he now holds. He is a 

director in the LaCOnia Knitting Hon. Harry Warren Danieil. 

Needle Co.; treasurer and director of the George D. Mayo Machine Co., of 
Laconia, N. H. 

He is a member of the Unitarian Church; a prominent member of the 
Knights of Pythias fraternity, served during 1895-1903 as chief on the stafT of 
Brig.-Gen. C. B. Hoyt, who was in command of the Uniform Rank of K. or P. 
of New Hampshire during that time; B. P. O. Elks, Laconia, N. H. 

He is a Democrat in politics, and represented his native town in the State 
Legislature in 1885; was mayor of the city of Franklin in 1902. 

EDSON KIMBALL. 

, Edson Kimball, son of Francis Sargent and Calista Blodgct (Edson) 
Kimball, was born in East Roxbury^ Vt., May 14, 1853. At an early age, his 
parents removed to Northfield, Vt., where he prej^ared for college. He entercnl 
the University, September 2, 1870, and remained until the end of his junior 
year; was a member of the ^2'// Fraternity. He has engaged in the stock 
and provision business in Somerville, and Medford, Mass., for many years. 
He has been twice married: first, March 22, 1876, to Abbie L. Wright 
of Northfield, who died in 1893. Three children were born to them: Clifton 
Claggett; Constance Mary, married Rev. John Prince, resides in Des Moines, 
Iowa; Edwin Forest. He was again married, January 29, 1895, to Mattie M. 
Jodrey of Medford, Mass. Two children have been born to them: Harold 
and Hazel. Mr. Kimball's address is No. 129 Broadway, Arlington, Mass. 




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FREDERICK LEVERETT ELY. 

Frederick L. Ely, son of George Warner and Mary Stearns (Redington) 
Ely, was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., September 8, 1850, and died unmarried 
"""" - at St. Leon Springs, P. Q. August 

12, 1878. He prepared for college 
at the Kimball Union Academy, 
Meriden, N. H., and the St. Johns- 
bury Academy. He entered the 
Scientific Department of the Univer- 
sity of Vermont in 1869, and after 
remaining there one year entered the 
sophomore class at "N. U." and re- 
mained nearly one year, in the mean 
time assisting his brother, Henry 
G. El}^, cashier of the Xorthfield 
National Bank. 

He was appointed the "cashier 
of this bank in 1872, and served in 
this capacity until his death, which 
resulted from an accidental gun shot 
while on a vacation in Canada. 

He is survived by two brothers, 
Henry G. Ely of St. Johnsbury, Vt., 
and William H. Ely of Hoosick 
Falls, N. Y. 




Frederick Leverett Ely. 



HENRY MARSHALL MILLER. 

Henry M. Miller, son of Homer 
Russell and Cornelia (Demmon) 
Miller, was born in Xorthfield, Vt., 
April 12, 1854, and died in Randolph, 
Vt., December 25, 1907. He pre- 
pared for college at the Xorthfield 
High School, and the Montpelier 
Seminary, and entered the L'niver- 
sity, October 8, 1869, remaining 
nearly two j^ears; was a member of the 
AJ^U Fraternity. 

He engaged in farming in 
Xorthfield, Waitsfield and Ran- 
dolph, Vt., 1873-90. In October, 
1880, he removed to Randolph, Vt., 
where he made his home imtil his 
death. He engaged in the insur- 
ance business, 1889-1907. He was 
a member of the Methodist ^Church 
and the I. O. O. F., of Randolph. 



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Henry Marshall Miller. 



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He was married March 10, 1879, to Minnie Adeline Parker, of Waitsfield, 
Vt., who survives him and resides in Randolph. Three children were born to 
them: Helen Emily, born July 13, 1880, married Fred Clayton Dunsmoor, 
resides in New Haven, Conn.; Minnie Angelina, born June 3, 1884, married 
William Edwards, resides in Webesterville, Vt.; Ruby May, born March 24, 
1889, resides in Randolph, Vt. 

BENJAMIN BALL NEWTON. 

Benjamin B. Newton, son of Rev. Benjamin Ball and Adeline (Prichard) 
Newton, was born in St. Albans, Vt., December 10, 18-54, and died in Pueblo, 
Col., July 31, 1898. He entered - - 

the University in 1870, and remained 
until 1873; was a member of the 
A 2 n Fraternity. He was a student 
at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Insti- 
tute, Troy, N. Y., 1873-77; member 
of the A Fraternity at that Institu- 
tion. 

He was engineer in charge of 
construction of the Foxburg and 
Clarion R. R., in Pennsylvania, 
1877-80, and superintendent 1880-86. 
He was engineer in charge of termi- 
nals, Reading, Ry., at Port Richmond 
Philadelphia, 1886-88, first assistant 
superintendent, first division same 
road, from 1888, until August, 189.5, 
when he was stricken with locomotor 
ataxia, in Chicago, 111. In Novem- 
ber, of that year, he went to Pueblo, 
Colo., where he made his home until 

his death. Benjamin Ball Newton. 

EDWIN FORRESTER PIERCE. 
Edwin F. Pierce, son of Capt. George Pierce, was born in Greenfield, 
Mass., September 27, 1854. He prepared for college in the schools of his 
city and entered the University September 1, 1870, remaining until July 13, 
1871 ; was a member of the A 2 11 Fraternity. He located in Milwaukee, Wis., 
where he has engaged in the (electrical business many years. 




GEORGE WARREN PROCTOR. 
George W. Proctor, son of William and Sally H. (Cilley) Proctor, was 
born in Franklin, N. II., May 19, 1853 and died there, luimarried, December 12, 
1897. He prepared for college in the schools of his town and entered the 
University, September 3, 1869; was honorably discharged June 8, 1870; was 
a member of the A 2 II Fraternity. He was for many years a locomotive 
engineer on the Boston & Maine R. R. During the summer months, he 
was engineer on the Mount Washington R. R. He was a charter member 
of the St. Andrews' Lodge, Knights of Pythias of Franklin. 



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CHARLES KILBORN WILLIAMS, A. B. 

Charles K. Williams, son of Charles Langdon and Louise Indiana (Bedell) 
Williams, was bom in Rutland, Vt., March 8, 1856. He prepared for college at 
the Rutland High School, and entered the University, September 2, 1870; was 
discharged December 22, 1871 in his junior year; was a corporal in the corps 
of cadets; member of the X Fraternity; was a student at St. Marks, South- 
boro, Mass., 1872-74; graduated A. B. from Harvard University in 1878; 
was a student at the Harvard Law School, 1878-79; Columbia Law School 
1879-80. 

He was admitted to the Rutland county bar in 1881 and practiced 
his profession in Rutland, 1881-86; Chicago, 111., 1886-89; Sioux City, la., 
1890 to date. He was for some time a director in the following companies: 
Midland Trust Co.; Midland Realty Co., Sioux City Safe Deposit & Trust 
Co., Security Bank Building Co., Burns & Hunt Co., Hardware Co.; Stratton 
Music Co., and Clark Jewehy Co., of Sioux City. 

He was for several years a trustee of the Sioux City Public Library; also 
a member of the First Corps of Cadets of Boston. He is a member of Tyrian 
Lodge, F. and A. M. of Sioux City and has received the degrees of the Chapter 
and Commandery and has been a member of El Kaliira Temple, Mj'stic Shrine 
of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; I. 0. O. F.; Sioux City Boat Club; Hawkeye and 
Mondamin clubs of Sioux City; Harvard Clubs of Chicago and Sioux City. 

He was married December 23, 1889, at Austin, 111., to Gladys Ethra 
Garrison. Two children have been bom to them: Dorothy Cantine, born 
April 16, 1891 ; AUce Louise, born March 8, 1901. 




Mounted Drill, Commencement, igio. 



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CLASS OF 1847. 



CHARLES EDWARD FIELD, B. S. 

Charles E. Field, son of Charles Reed and Martha (Barr) Field was born 
in Greenfield, Mass., June 3, 1857. He prepared for college in the schools of 
his city and entered the University in 1870, graduating B. S. in Civil Engineer- 
ing in 1874; was a 1st lieutenant in the corps of cadets; took an active interest 
in athletics, playing on the base ball 
team; was a member of the A ^ TJ 
Fraternity. 

He was an assistant engineer 
on the re-construction of the State's 
line of railroad from Greenfield, west 
through the Hoosac Tunnel, 1874- 
75. He was then associated with his 
father in the manufacture of child- 
ren's carriages at Greenfield until 
1877, when he removed to Chicago 
and accepted a position with the 
D. B. Shipman White Lead Works 
as travelling salesman. After repre- 
senting this company on the road for 
some years, he was promoted secre- 
tary and treasurer. When the com- 
pany was merged into the National 
Lead Co., he was made comptroller of 
the Chicago branch of the corporation 
and later was made assistant mana- 
ger. In November 1910, he was 
promoted manager. 

He is an active member of the Episcopal Chm-ch and was vice-president 
of the Chi(!ago Church Club. He is president of the National Paint, Oil 
and Varnish Association; also president of the Chicago Paint and Oil Club. 

He was married at Coldwater, Mich., January 3, 1883, to Helen Ledyard, 
only child of Dr. David Cooper and Margaret (Ledyard) Powers. They have 
two children: Margaret Ledyard and Charles Barr. His address is 1510 State 
street, Chicago, 111. 

R()B]^:RT ALEXANDER SILVER, B. S. 

Robert A. Silver, son of John Quincy Adams and Annette (York) Silver, 
and nephew of Charles A. Silver, '41, was born in Roxbury, Vt., June 20, 1853. 
In the same year, his jxu'ents rc^moved to Northfield, where he attended the 
district schools and prepared for college at the Northficld Academy. He 
entered the TTniversity in September, 1870, and graduated B. S. in 1874; was 
a corporal, chief mu.sician, and second lieutenant in the corps of cadets; played 
on the base ball team; was a member of the d X Fraternity. 

He was in the employ of the Adams Slate & Tile Co., and other slate 
cojTipaniesof Northfield, 1875-85; the Wetjnore & Morse Gra,nitc Co., of Barre, 




Charles Edward Field. 



156 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. [1874 

Vt., 1885-87; was engaged in farming in Northfield, 1887-94, and since this 
latter date, he has engaged in the business of contractor and painter in 
Northfield. He has served as justice of the peace since September, 1902. 
He was for three years corporal and sergeant in Co. F., Vermont MiUtia. 
On May 1, 1878, he married Nellie May Fuller of Northfield. Three 
children have been born to them: Jennie May, born April 10, 1879, now Mrs. 
Frank A. PhilHps of Northfield; Jessie Annette, born April 7, 1887; Helen 
Louise, born August 28, 1898. 

GEORGE JOHN SPEAR, B. S. 

George J. Spear, son of John George Alexander and Hulda Jane (Craig) 
Spear, was born in Braintree, Vermont, September 8, 1854. In 1862 his par- 
ents removed to Northfield, where he attended the High School. He entered 
the University in January, 1870, remaining until May, 1872, when owing to 
sickness, he was forced to give up his college course. In 1911, the University 
conferred upon him the degree of B. S. as for 1874. 

His parents removed to a farm in Randolph, Vt., where he took special 
work in Mathematics in 1874. He engaged in farming in East Bethel, Ver- 
mont, from 1877 until 1885, when he removed to Chicago and engaged in nur- 
sery business, meeting with marked success. In 1889, owing to throat trouble, 
he located in Yuma, Col., where he engaged extensively in farming and the 
hardware business until 1890. He then located in Greeley, Col., where he has 
since resided. Soon after locating in this citj', he began the Greeley Nurseries, 
which he has operated until recently, meeting with marked success, and doing 
an extensive business throughout the West. 

He is interested in several business enterprises. Since 1904, he has been 
engaged in promoting and constructing the Greeley & Northern Railway & 
UtUity Co., later the Interburban Railroad, serving as president for the com- 
pany. In iNIay, 1910, the Denver, Greeley & Northwestern R. R. Co., was in- 
corporated, acquiring property of two othef companies. He is also president of 
this new company. In 1900, he promoted and built the Independent Tele- 
phone Company of Greeley, serving as an officer and the largest individual 
owner. In 1903, he promoted and built a gas plant at Greeley, serving as an 
officer and being the largest individual investor. He is a member of the 
Masons; I. O. O. F. ; Daughters of Rebekah ;K:. O. T. M.; B. P. O. E., of Greeley. 

He was married in Tunbridge, Vt., February 22, 1877, to Eva Blanche 
Parkhurst, a native of Bethel, Vermont. Three children have been born to 
them: Lou Blanche, born, August 16, 1878, married George J. Merritt, re- 
sides in Salt Lake City, L'tah; George Aubrey, born November 22, 1884, 
resides in Denver; Cecil Theron, born January 29, 1892, resides in Greeley. 

EDWARD DENSLOW UPHAM, B. S. 

Edward D. Upham, son of Dr. Edward Fisk and Orlana (Dodge) Upham, 
was born in Pittsfield, Vermont, June 1, 1853. In 1860, his parents removed 
to Randolph where he attended the district school, and the Randolph Academy. 
He finished his preparation for college at the Vermont Methodist Seminary, 
Montpelier, Vermont. He entered the sophomore class of the University, 
Scientific department, September, 1871; was a corporal, sergeant, lieutenant 
and captain in the corps of cadets; won the silver scholarship medal in his junior 



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year, and the gold medal in his senior year; was editor of the Reveille; played on 
the base ball team ; member of the X Fraternity. 

He was professor of Mathematics, and instructor in sabre and artillery 
drUl, St. Augustine College, Benicia, Cal., 1874-76; editor of the Herald and 
News, Randolph, Vermont, 1876-81; secretary of the Otis Hidden Co., Louis- 
ville, Ky., 1881-86; accountant Merchandise Department of the Shelby Iron 
Co., Shelby, Ala., 1886-90; salesman, cashier, office manager, Charles W. Bren- 
eman & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, 1890 to date. He is a member of the Presby- 
terian Church at Madisonville, Ohio, and is an elder in the church. 

He was married at Randolph, Vermont, August 21, 1878, to Abigail 
Kinney, a native of Royalton, Minn. They have four children: Lida 
Kinney, born April 19, 1883, married Dr. O. H. Pinney, medical missionary 
under the foreign board of the Presbyterian Church, resides in Benito, West 
Africa; Adah Kinney, born April 28, 1885, married Dr. W. W. Sauer; Echo 
Kinney, born December 27, 1887; Paul Kinney, born December 2, 1893. 
The last three children reside in Madisonville, Ohio. 



NON-GRADUATES, 1874. 



CHARLES ALEXANDER GREGG. 

Charles A. Gregg, son of Robert Mack and Eliza Jane (Buxton) Gregg, 
was born in Northfield, Vermont, February 22, 1855. He prepared for col- 
lege at the Northfield High School, and entered the L^niversity October 8, 
1869, remaining until February 23, 1871. 

He then entered the employ of the Central Vermont R. R., remaining 
with company for thirty years. He resided in St. Albans, Vermont, from 1879 
until 1897, when he removed to New London, Conn., where he has since made 
his home. He is at present in charge of the water department of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford R. R. He served in the National Guard of Vermont 
ten years. 

He was married November 4, 1879, to Nancy Hogan of St. Albans. 
Four children have been born to them: Fanny Eliza (Gregg) Perkins, born 
August 8, 1880, resides in New London, Conn.; Robert Mack, born April 8, 
1882; Fred Charles, born September 12, 1883, killed in a railway accident 
July 1, 1905; Dorsey Alexander, born February 6, 1888, died September 8, 1888. 

WILLIAM HERBERT TUCKER. 

William H. Tucker, son of William H. Tucker, '47, and Susan J. (Hazen) 
Tucker, was born in West Hartford, Vt., August 8, 1852. He prepared for 
college in the schools of his town and entered the University, August 31, 1871; 
was honorably discharged, June; 8, 1872; was a member of the Al' 11 Fraternity. 
He has engaged in farming and in the lumber business in Hartford, since 1875. 

He was married, November 17, 1879, to Ella B. Waterman of Sharon, Vt. 
Five children have been born to them: Frederick S., born January 4, 1881, 
died September 7, 1881; WiUiam C, born January 26, 1882; Charles IL, born 
September 5, 1884; Susan E., born July 10, 1886; Goldie A., born July 6, 
1888. 



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GEORGE WELLS HADLEY. 

George W. Hadley, son of David Wells and Louisa (Bro-5\Ti) Hadley 
was born in Northfield, Vt., November 5, 1849. He prepared for college at 
the Northfield High School and entered the University in September, 1869, 
remaining until May 12, 1871; was a member of the OX Fraternity. He 
engaged in the printing business in Northfield until 1885, when he went to 
Battle Creek, Mich., and entered the employ of the Advent Publishing House. 
In 1907, he removed to Washington, D. C, where he has engaged in the 
printing business to date. He is a member of the Advent Church. 

He was married, October 1, 1876, to Ellen J. Lockwood, a native of 
Warren, Vt. Two children have been born to them: Lelia Maud, born 
January 26, 1878; Blanche Lockwood, born July 19, 1882. 



CLASS OF 1875. 



HARLIE JACKSON HUNTOON. 

Harhe J. Huntoon, son of Roswell and Electa Jane (Elwell) Huntoon, was 
born in Charlestown, N. H., July 7, 1856. He attended the schools of Langdon 
and Alstead, N. H., and entered the University in January, 1872, remaining 
until July 1873; was a musician in the corps of cadets; member of the d X 
Fraternity. 

He has conducted for some years Huntoon's Orchestra in Bellows Falls, 
Vt. He is a member of the First Universalist Church and Bellows Falls Lodge, 
No. 23, L O. 0. F. 

He was married in Alstead, N. H., August 11, 1877 to Addie Maria Park- 
inson. Three children have been born to them: Perley Horace, born July 17, 
1879, resides in Bellows Falls; Edith Electa, born January 12, 1885, married 
Mr. Hermon L. Hoar, died May 8, 1911; Florence Julia, born May 6, 1889, 
married Mr. George L. Kent, resides in Bellows Falls, Vt. 



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CLASS OF 1876. 



GEORGE EDWARD EDSON,^M. S. 

George E. Edson, son of Henry George and Grace Agnes (Hunt) Edson, 
and cousin of William H. Hunt, '68, was born in St. Albans, Vt., March 15, 
1855, and died there. May 24, 1909. He prepared for college in the schools of 
his city, and entered the University, September 2, 1871, remaining until 
June 26, 1873; was a member oi A J! IJ Fraternity. The University in recog- 
nition of his work as a geologist conferred upon him the degrees of B. S. and 
M. S. in course in 1904 as for 1876. 

He studied law with his father, and was admitted to the Franklin county 
bar in 1877, but never actively engaged in the practice. At an early age, he 
showed unusual ability as a naturaUst. He made a study of Natural History 
and Geology and gained the recognition of scholars, as a man of remarkable 
ability, along these lines, of research. He was recognized as an authority on 
the Geology of Lake Champlain region; especially the Cambrian formation. 
He was the discoverer of the Middle Cambrian period in Vermont, with many 
fossils never before found in the State. He was in correspondence with the 
geologists of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C. Several of the 
fossils discovered by him were named in his honor by the Institution. He 
posses.sed one of the finest private geological collections in the United* States. 
He was also an authority on ornithology and was an expert taxidermist. He 
collected and mounted over three hundred of the various species of the birds 
of Vermont. He prepared a monograph on the Cambrian period of Vermont 
for the state geologist of Vermont, which was published in 1906. For several 
years he was in the employ of the St. Albans Messenger. He presented the 
University Museum many valuable geological specimens. 

He was married September 6, 1882, to Millie Frances Maynard of St. 
Albans, who survives him and resides in that city. Three children were born 
to them: Max, resides in East Lynn, Mass.; Lilhan, resides in Brockton, Mass.; 
Jane, resides in St. Albans. 

CHARLES JAMES LUCK, B. S. 

Charles J. Luck, son of Peter S. and Sophia H. (Wliite) Luck, was born in 
Rouses Point, N. Y, February 28, 1854. He prepared for college in the schools 
of his town, and entered the University in September, 1872, remaining two 
years; was a corporal and 1st sergeant in the corps of cadets; member of the 
A Z n Fraternity. In 1910, the L^niversity in recognition of his marked 
success in engineering, conf(!rred upon him the degree of B. S. as for 1876. He 
graduated B. S. from the Shefh(>ld Scientific School, Yale University in 1877. 

He was engineer for the United States Engineer Corps on river and liarbor 
work on Lake Champlain and its tributaries from 1877 until 1882, when he 
went to Chicago, where he has since resided. This was in the days of the 
famous cable roads for intermural transportation. Chicago was the second city 
to adopt this means of transportation. He was engineer and superintendent 
of construction of the first cable line and its feeders for Chicago City Ry. Co., 
1882. He built about fifteen miles of the additional cable road, this being the 



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first built in Chicago. In 1896, he left the employ of this road, and entered on 
general construction work, public work of all kinds, making a specialty of con- 
crete bridges, crushed stone for railway ballast and commercial piirposes, both 
in the West and the South, especially in Virginia and the Carolinas. In 1897, 
he became a partner of the Sinclair Construction Co. He is a member of the 
Western Society of Civil Engineers. 

He was married in 1885, to Emma Erwin of Potsdam, N. Y. 



COL. FRANCIS CLARKE HATCH, B. S. 

Francis C. Hatch, son of Philo and Elizabeth (Fitch) Hatch, was born in 
Woodstock, Vt., October 10, 1856. He prepared for college at the ^^'oodstock 
High School, and entered the L'niversity April 13, 1873, remaining until Octo- 
ber 13, 1875; was a corporal in the corps of cadets; member of the 6 X Fra- 
ternity; received in 1910 the degree of B. S. as for 1876. 

He studied law with William E. Johnson of Woodstock, and was admitted 
to the Windsor county bar in 1880; but never practiced his profession. He 

resided in Prescott, Arizona, 1882-83; 
was owner of a cattle ranch at 
^'isalia, Cal., 1883-85. He located 
in Phoenix, Arizona in 1885, where 
he made his home until 1897, engag- 
ing in ranching, banking and irriga- 
tion. He organized in 1887, and 
became a partner of the Drake Co., 
of St. Paul, Minn., and engaged in 
the exploiting of the petrified woods 
of .Arizona. He has traveled exten- 
sively in this country and Europe in 
the interests of this company and 
had charge of offices in London and 
Paris. He has been a director of the 
Valley Bank of Phoenix, Arizona, 
since 1885. He represented L^nited 
States capitalists in Costa Rica, 
Central America from 1896 to 1898; 
was a proprietor in company with 
Henry W. Merrill of the Hotel Royal- 
ton at No. 44 West 44th Street, New 
Francis Clarke Hatch. York city, 1899-1907. 

He is a Republican in politics; served during 1885-88 as Commissioner of 
Insane and had charge of construction of the Territorial Insane Hospital at 
Phoenix, Arizona; served as colonel on the staft" of Governor F. A. Trittle of 
Arizona, 1885-88. He has traveled extensively in America, Europe and the 
Orient. He is a member of A\'oodstock Lodge, F. and A. M.; Ottaquechee 
Chapter, R. A. M.; Vermont Commandery, No. 4, Windsor, Vt.; Mt. Sinai 
Shrine, MontpeHer, Vt.; Bohemian Club of San Francisco; Larchmont, N. Y., 
Yacht Club ; Lambs Club of New York city and Lakota Club, Woodstock, Vt. 
He resides at the Hotel Royalton, New York city. 




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THEODORE CHARDAVOYNE McILWAINE, B. S. 

Theodore C. Mcllwaine, son of 
Rev. Joseph WilHam and Martha 
(Townsend) Mcllwaine, was born at 
Little Falls, N. Y., September 14, 
1855. 

He prepared for college in the 
high schools of Middlebury, Vt. and 
Whitehall, N. Y. He entered the 
University from Essex, N. Y., April 
18, 1873, and graduated B. S. in 
1876; was a corporal, sergeant, 1st 
sergeant and 1st lieutenant in the 
corps of cadets; member of the 6 X 
Fraternity. 

He was engaged in business in 
St. Louis, Mo., from 1883 until 1887, 
when he located in Plattsburg, N. Y. 
In 1895, he entered the employ of J. 
W. Tuttle & Co. of Plattsburg, N. Y., 
with which company he has remained 
to date. He is a member of Clinton 
Lodge, F. and A. M. of Plattsburg, 

N. Y. Theodore Chardavoyne Mcllwaine. 




WALDO HENRY RICHARDSON. B. S.. M. D. 




Dr. Waldo Henry Richardson. 



Waldo H. Richardson, son of 
Haynes Lock and Eliza (Furnas) 
Richardson was born in Boston, 
Mass., November 8, 1856. In 1865, 
his parents removed to New York 
city, where he ])repared for college 
at the Mount Washington Collegiate 
Institute. He entered the LTniver- 
sity August 29, 1872, and remained 
three years; was a corporal in the 
cori)s of cadets; member of the d X 
Fraternity; received in 1899 the de- 
gree of B. 8. as for 1876. 

He graduated M. D. from the 
Medical department of Columbia 
Univ(!rsity in 1878; and has i)rac- 
(iced his jjrofession in New York 
city to date, meeting with marked 
success. He was a member of the 
New York city Board of Education, 
1899-1902; has written several medi- 
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He is a member and trustee of the Methodist church; New York Medical 
Society; past Master, JohnD. Willard Lodge, F. and A. M., past high priest, 
Phoenix Chapter, R. A. M.; Past Commander, Ivanhoe Command ery K. T., 
all of New York city. 

He has been married twice: first, September 16, 1886 to Clara May Hendry 
who died in 1903. One child: Thomas Haynes, born September, 1889, died 
in September, 1898. He was again married November 11, 1904, to Ferol 
Anna Resse of Brooklyn, N. Y. 



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PROF. WILLIAM MOSER RUMBAUGH, C. E., A. M. 

William M. Rumbaugh, son of Isaac and Margaret (Moser) Rumbaugh, 
was born in Mt. Pleasant, Pa., February 22, 1849 and died in Kingsbridge, 
N. Y., January 16, 1902. He passed his early daj's on his father's farm and 
on account of his father's death was forced not only to make his own way in 
^-^-^^ - the world, but to assist in caring 

for the family. He prepared for 
college in the schools of his towTi, 
paying his way by teaching. He 
entered the University in August, 
1873 in the Sophomore year and 
graduated B. S. in Ci\^l Engineer- 
ing in 1876; was a corporal, ser- 
geant-major, lieutenant and captain 
in the corps of cadets; editor of 
I he Reveille; received the degree of 
('. E. in course in 1879; member of 
the A2 n Fraternity; cadet tutor. 
Mathematics, 1874-76; instructor. 
Mathematics, 1876-79. professor, 
Civil Engineering, 1880-82; Archi- 
tecture, 1880-81; Drawing, 1878- 
86; Topographical Drawing, 1883- 
86. He was assistant instructor 
in Tactics, 1876-79 and professor 
of same subjects in 1880-81. He 
was professor of Military Science, 
Prof, wuiiam Moser Rumbaugh. 1883-86; commandant, 1880-86; 

was alumni trustee, 1894-1902. He received the honorary degree of A. M. 
from Trinity College in^l 879. 

He resigned his position at the University in 1886 and entered the em- 
ploy of the Western Electric Co., of New York city, with whom he continued 
until his death. He held various positions of responsibility with that company, 
the last one being the superintendent of the cable department. He took great 
interest in military affairs. At an early age, he enlisted in the Pennsylvania 
Militia, serving as captain of the Mt. Pleasant Guards of his town during 1872- 
73; served on the Governor's staff of Vermont and held the rank of captain, 
Vermont National Guard, while commandant of cadets at "N. U." 

He was prominent in Masonry, being Past Master of De^^'itt CUnton 
Lodge of Northfield; member of Mt. Zion Commanderj', Knights Templar 




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of Montpelier; Northfield Lodge, I. O. O. F.; Pennsylvania Society of New 
York. 

He was married in Northfield, Vt., September 5, 1883, to Alice Carmelia, 
daughter of J. C. B. Thayer, (q. v.) a long time trustee of "N. U.," and 
sister of Henry Bates Thayer,'77. Mrs. Rumbaugh survives him and resides 
in Little Rock, Arkansas. Three children were born to them: Martha Mar- 
garet, born September 24, 1884, married Julius Arthur Tellier, (U. V. M., 
'02); Anna Williams, born February 11, 1891; Robert Moser, born July 8, 
1892, and died when an infant. 



GEORGE DELBERT THOMAS, PH.B., A. M. 

George D. Thomas, son of Captain Darius and Esther M. (Clark) Thomas, 
was born in Northfield, Vt., July 5, 1855. He prepared for college at the 
Northfield High School aiid entered the University in August, 1872, graduating 

Ph. B. in 1S7G; was a corporal, chief 
musician, sergeant and 2d lieutenant 
in the corps of cadets; editor of the 
Reveille; member of the A2 Fl Fra- 
ternity; received from the Univer- 
sity the degrees of A. M. in 1879. 
He served as alumni trustee of the 
ITniversity 1889-1901; and trustee, 
1905-10; was commencement poet 
in 1892; is the author of the "N. U." 
song, Alma Mater, Old N. U.; 
founded in 1S97 the "Thomas 
Medal." 

He learned tlie printer's trade 
in the office of the Northfield News; 
was connected with the Fair Haven, 
Vt., Era and the Washington Post, 
Washington, D. C, 1881-83; was a 
travelling salesman for the Berkshire 
Valley Paper Co., of Pittsfield, Mass., 
1883-86; was a reporter Daily Free 
Press, Waltham, Mass., 1886-93; 
George Delbert Thomas. memb(;r of the staff of the Boston 

Globe, 1893-1907. He has contributed many aiticles to the ]iress. He ser- 
ved for several years in the Vermont Militia. He; is a member of DeWitt 
Clinton Lodge, F. and A. M., of Northfield. 

He has been twice married: first, June 10, 1885, to Lizzie Row of Water- 
bury, Vt., who died July 29, 1906: no children. He was again married August 
10, 1907, to Mrs. Laura A. (McNeal) Robinson of Northfield. 




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NON-GRADUATES, 1876. 



^MLLIAM HOOPER, A. B. 

William Hooper wos horn in Boston, Alass., November 9, 1855. He pre- 
pared for college in the schools of Dorchester, Mass., and entered the Univer- 
sity from that city., August 29, 1872, and was discharged December 11, 1873; 
was a corporal in the corps of cadets; member of the A - 77 Fraternity. He 
graduated A. B. from Harvard T'niversity in 1880; was president of the famous 
"Dickey Club"; president of the athletic association and a member of the 
A. D. Club. 

He was connected with the Amoskeag Mills, Manchester, N. H., for 
several years; treasurer of the Atlantic Mills, Lowell, 1890-93; auditor of 
the Calumet-Hecla Co., 1894-98. He then entered the employ of the West End 
Street Ry., of Boston (later known as the Boston Elevated Railroad), serving 
as treasurer, 1898-1908. 

He has travelled extensively in Europe and was in Rome, Italy at the 
time of the earthquake, which destroyed ^Messina and served on the American 
Committee of Rehef, having personal charge of the distribution of supplies 
in that city. 

He was twice married: first, in 1880, to Louise Stoughton, sister of Col. 
C. B. Stoughton, '61. She died February 13, 1886. He was again married 
in 1895, to Alice F. Perkins of Boston, Mass. 

EBEN BARLOW JE^^ ELL. 

Eben B. Jewell, son of Edward \Miitney Jewell, was born in St. Albans, 
Vt., May 3, 1856. He prepared for college at the St. Albans High School, and 
entered the University, August 29, 1872, remaining until November 22, 1873; 
was a member of the A — II Fraternity. 

In 1877, he removed to Dowagiac, Mich., where he has made his home 
to date. He has served as chief of police and water commissioner, 1883-97; 
general manager and treasurer of the Dowagiac Gas Co., 1900 to date. He is 
a member of the Masonic Lodge; Modern Woodmen of America; Indian Lake 
Club. 

He was married in 1877, to Ellie E. Greene of St. Albans, Vt. Two children 
have been born to them: Raymond W., born in 1883, resides in Dowagiac; 
Orissa E., born in 1886, married Mr. Shaffstall, resides in Dowagiac. 

HENRY HUME RICE. 

Henr}^ H. Rice, son of Henry F. Rice, was born August 2, 1854 and died 
in Carson City, Nev., about 1897 He entered the L^niversity from Carson 
City, Nev., November 1, 1873, and was honorably discharged in 1875; was 
a member of the A^ 11 Fraternity. He engaged in the railroad business in 
Nevada for some years and was later superintendent of mines in that State. 



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WILLIAM HENRY SAXE. 

William H. Saxe, son of James and Sarah Storrs (Sollace) Saxe, was born 
in St. Albans, Vt., March 31, 1856, and died of heart failure in Addison, Vt., 
August 8, 1903; was buried in St. 
Albans, Vt. He prepared for college 
at the St. Albans High School, and 
entered the University in 1872, re- 
maining until 1874; was a corporal 
in the corps of cadets; member of the 
AI IJ Fraternity. 

He was in the employ of the 
New England Car Accounting Asso- 
ciation in Boston, Mass., 1876-78; 
was assistant auditor of the Burling- 
ton & Mi.s.souri R. R. at Omaha, 
Neb., 1878-81; treasurer of the 
Nevada Gold Mining Co. at Silver 
City, Nev., 1881-85. In 1885, he 
sailed from. San Francisco for Ant- 
werp, Belgium, where he resided 
until 1887. He then returned to 
America and, owing to poor health 
did not engage in business until 1893, 
when he went to the Algonquin dis- 
trict, Canada, was manager for Saxe 

Bros, lumber operations. In 1895, William Henry Saxe. 

he was appointed treasurer of timber operations of the International Paper 
Co. at Sault St. Marie, Canada, which position he resigned in 1897, because 
of poor health. He then returned to Vermont, where he suffered invalidism up 
to the time of his death. 

JOHN KERSWELL STEARNS. 





John K. Stearns, son of Daniel 
Augustus and Emily (Raymond) 
Stearns, was born in Skowhegan, Me., 
October 3, 1856, and died at Daven- 
port, Iowa, December 13, 1890. In 
1857, his parents removed to Wood- 
stock, Vt., where he receivetl his 
early cilucation. In the spring of 
1S7(), he entered the Trei^aratory de- 
l)artiiu'nt of the University, and in 
1872 began the regular University 
course; rec(!ived an honorable dis- 
charge in 1874; was a meinbcr of the 
(") A Fraternity. 

From Northfield, lie went lo 
Chicago and entered the employ of 
Page & Sprague, maiuifacturers of 
l)aints, oils and glass, as a clerk. 
After a short service in this capacity, 
he was promoted to the positions of 



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1883, he went into the pamt and oil business for himself, being in part- 
nership with Mr. Herman Dettloff, under the firm name of Dettloff, 
Stearns & Co., with headquarters in St. Paul, Minn. In 1884, he purchased 
the Smith & Stearns Co. at Davenport, Iowa, and removed the St. Paul busi- 
ness to that place. He formed the Stearns Paint Manufacturing Co. (incor- 
porated) and was elected its president and general manager, which offices he 
held until his death. 

On February 26, 1881, he was married to Anna Genevive Schwender of 
Rockford, 111., who died in 1907. Two children were born to them: Raymond, 
who died in childhood and Emily, now li\'ing in Chicago. . 




The Old Academy Lyceum Building, Middletown, Conn. 
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CLASS OF 1877. 



HARRY CHRISTOPHER DOLE, B. S., A. M. 

Harry C. Dole, son of Chiistopher Sargent and Harriet (Howes) Dole, 
was born in Northfield, Vt., March 27, 1856. He prepared for college at the 
Northfield Academy and the Preparatory department of the University, 
January-June, 1873. He began the regular work of tiic Scientific department 
in September, 1873 and graduated 
B. S. in 1877. He was a corporal, 
sergeant, 1st sergeant, 2d lieutenant 
and 1st lieutenant and adjutant 
of the corps of cadets; was captain of 
the base ball team; valedictorian; 
member of the A Fraternity; re- 
ceived the degree of A. M. in course 
in 1898. 

The winter following his gradu- 
ation, he taught in one of the North- 
field schools and the following year 
went to Hammonton, N. J., where 
he became associated with the South 
Jersey Republican, a local paper. 
Two years later, he accepted a po.si- 
tion on the West Jersey Press of 
Camden, N. J., where he remained 
until 1889, having in the meantime 
taken a partial course in law. In the 
fall of 1889, he moved to Ellendale, 
N. D., where he was admitted to 
the bar. In 1891, he returned to Harry Christopher Dole. 

Camden, N. J., and resumed his connection with the JVest Jersey Press of 
which paper, he has been the editor to date. He has also done considerable 
special work for New York and Philadelphia papers. 

He is a member of the UniversaUst church; Trimble Lodge, No. 117, F. 
and A. M. of Camden, N. J.; Senatus Lodge, No. 76, I. O. O. F.; Camden 
Republican Club, and several other organizations. 

He was married October 9, 1889, to Sarah Garwood Rislej' of Camden, 
N. J.; no children. 




JUDGE BURLEIGH FOLSOM SPALDING, PH. B., A. M. 
Burleigh F. Spalding, son of Rev. Benjamin Pendell and Ann (Kol.som) 
Spalding, was born in Craftsbury, Vt., December 3, 1853. He prepared for 
college at the Lyndon Literary Institute and entered the University from 
West Glover in 1874, graduating in 1877 with the degree of Ph. B. He was a 
corporal, sergeant, adjutant and 2d lieutenant in the corps of cadets; member 
of the 6* X Fraternity; the Univ(!rsity conferred upon him the degree of A. M. 
at the commencement of 1897. He was an alumni trustee of the University, 
1889-92. 



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He studied law in Montpelier, and was admitted to the bar, March 15, 
1880. He located in Fargo, N. D., March 31, of the same year, where he has 
since resided. He was superintendent of pubUc instructions, Cass County, 
NorthDakola, 1882-S4. 

He is a Republican in politics; 
was a member of the Constitutional 
Convention of North Dakota in 1889; 
member of the Joint Commission to 
divide the archives and property of 
the territory between the states of 
North Dakota and South Dakota in 
1889; chairman of the Republican 
State Central Committee, 1892-94; 
chairman Cass county, RepubUcan 
committee 1896-98. He organized 
and was president of the Republican 
Good Government League of North 
Dakota, 1905-07. He represented 
the State at large in the o6th and 
.')8th Congresses; was appointed judge 
of the Supreme Court of the State 
February 1, 1907, and elected for full 
term of six years from December, 
1908. He has taken much interest 
in military affairs, was 1st sergeant, 
2d and 1st lieutenants, Company H, 
V. N. G., of Montpelier, Vt. 
He is a 33° Mason. He is a member of Lodge 260, B. P. O. E. ; Masonic, Elks 
Commercial and University Clubs of Fargo; the World's Inter-Parhamentary 
Union; the New England Society' of Fargo; and the Vermont Association of 
Minnesota. 

His writings are confined to speeches, orations, and opinions as judge 
of the Supreme Court, the latter being found in the Northwestern Reporter 
and the North Dakota Supreme Court Reports commencing with Vols. 112 and 
16, respectively. 

He was married November 25, 1880, to Alida Baker of Glover. Five 
children have been born to them: Deane Baker, Frances Folsom, Roscoe 
ConkUng, Burleigh Mason, and Carlton Cutler. 




Judge Burleigh Folsom Spalding. 



ROBERT M ANSON STEPHENS, M. S. 

Robert M. Stephens, son of the Hon. Robert Preston and Charlotte 
(Stei)hens) Stephens, was born in Geneva, 111., June 18, 1855. In 1860, his 
parents removed to Mapleton, Kansas, and in 1865, to Hackettstown, N. J., 
their former home. He prepared for college at the Morristown Public School and 
in two private schools and entered the University August 28, 1873, graduating 
B. S. from the Latin Scientific Course in 1877; served as corporal, 1st sergeant, 
2d lieutenant and adjutant, 1st lieutenant, and captain in the corps of cadets; 
assistant editor of the Reveille; member of the A 2 II Fraternity; received 
the degree of M. S. in course in 1884. 



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He took a special course at the New York College of Pharmacy. He 
was engaged in the retail drug trade from about 1879 to 1899, as chief clerk, 
relief clerk, manager and proprietor in Chatham, Montclair, Trenton, Jersey 
City Heights and Newark, N. J. During a j^ortion of this time, he was 
proprietor and manufacturer of the 
"Soon Well" remedies, which ac- 
quired more than a local reputation. 
His health demanding fewer service 
hours per day aTid less mental and 
nervous strain, he conducted a 
book, stationery, musical and Oriental 
goods business, Madison, N. J., from 
1899 to 1902. He then, for a direct 
change to out-of-door life, spent a 
year in the practical study of Ge- 
ology, Mineralogy and Metallurgy, 
in company with a mining engineer 
of Sierra and Rocky Moimtain exper- 
ience. 

Not wishing to engage in an 
in-door business, he became a travel- 
ling salesman in drugs and drug 
specialties line. Has traveled in 
this country, Cuba and Mexico, as 
far south as Yucatan ; has also served 
as inspector of several plantations 
in Texas and Southern Mexico. In 
1909, he became a member of an 




Robert Manson Stephens. 



incorporated firm to acquire and place novelties and other patented articles 
on the market , with headquarters on Union Square, New York ; was appointed 
secretary, treasurer and general manager, which position he retains. He is 
a member of the Park Presbyterian church, Newark, N. J. 

He was married September 30, 1888, to Ella Jane Kelley, of Chatham, 
N. J. Two children have been born to them: Robert Norman, born Novem- 
ber 16, 1889 and one child died in infancy. 



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NON-GRADUATES, 1877. 



HORACE ALONZO CLIFFORD. 

Horace A. Clifford, son of Alonzo Pinckney and Elizabeth (Buck) Clifford, 
was born in Lowell, Mass., March 18, 1858. In 1864, his parents removed to 

Northfield, where he prepared for 
college in the Northfield Academy. 
He entered the University January 
8, 1874, and remained until July 1, 
1876; played on base ball team; mem- 
ber of the 6 X Fraternity. 

He was engaged in the dry 
goods business in Boston in 1876 
and 1877. He went to Luverne, 
Minn., in December, 1877, and was in 
the employ of the St. Paul & Sioux 
City R. R., now the Chicago, St. 
Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Ry. 
Co., until 1881; was assistant 
cashier, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. 
Paul Railway Company, St. Paul, 
Minn., 1881-83; cashier. Northern 
Pacific Railway Company, St. Paul, 
1883 to date. 

He was married January 8, 
1891, to Gertrude Jane Whitney of 
St. Paul. They have one daughter, 
Marjorie. 




Horace Alonzo Clifford. 



WILLIAM RUSSELL CURTIS. 

William R. Curtis, son of Capt. Joseph Russell and Louisa Jane (Sumner) 
Curtis, and cousin of Captain Charles A. Curtis, '61, was born in Yarmouth, 
Me., December 16, 1857, and died there, April 9, 1905. He prepared for col- 
lege in the schools of his city, and entered the Preparatory department of 
the University, August 27, 1872, and in 1873, the regular work of the Scientific 
Course; was discharged in June, 1876; was a member of the A I IJ Fraternity. 

During 1877, he took an extended trip around the world; and later in the 
same year, he entered the employ of the Pacific Coast Steamship Co., as purser. 
He held this position until 1901, when he retired from active work, owing to 
ill health. He made his home in San Francisco from 1877 until 1887, in Alaska 
1887-1901, Yarmouth, Me., 1905. He was an efficient officer and greatly 
respected for his honesty and uprightness of character. For many years, he 
had charge of bringing gold from the Alaskan fields to San Francisco, and also 
served for several years as United States mail clerk, in carrying mail to Alaska. 
He was a prominent member of the INIasonic Lodge. He is sur\'ived by a 
sister, Mrs. EUza G. Hyde of New Rochelle, N. Y. 



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THOMAS DEWEY. 

Thomas Dewey, son of Edward and Susan Griggs (Lilley) Dewey, and 
nephew of Adnural George Dewey, U. S. N., '55, was born in Montpelier, Vt., 
May 22, 1857. He attended the schools of his city, and entered the Pre- 
paratory department of the University, August 30, 1873, remaining until 
March 25, 1875. 

He was in the employ of J. & J. M. Poland, printers, from May 1, 1876 to 
November 29, 1882. He then entered the employ of the National Life In- 
surance Co., and has remained with them to date. He is a member of Christ 
Episcopal church and the Countiy Club of Montpelier, Vt. 

He was married in Dickinson, N. D., April 16, 1906, to Jessie Evelyn 
Robinson a native of LacoUe, P. Q. 

DAVID BATES DOUGLASS. 

David B. Douglass, son of Rev. Malcolm and Sarah Elizabeth (Hale) 
Douglass, was born in Waterloo, N. Y., August 14, 1858 and died of consump- 
tion in Pomona, California, January 
10, 1894. He prepared for college at 
the Windsor, Vt., High School and 
the Preparatory department of the 
University, 1870-73. He entered 
the regular work of the LTniversity in 
1873 and remained until June 1876; 
was a corporal in the corps of cadets; 
member of the d X Fraternity. 

He was employed in Boston and 
Philadelphia by Stoddard & Lovering 
Co., importers, of Boston, 1876-88. 
He then engaged in the sale of mill 
supplies at 201 Church St., Philadel- 
phia until 1892, when his health be- 
ginning to fail, he went to Pomona, 
Cal., hoping the climate would 
prove beneficial. He was a member 
of the Episcopal Church. 

He was married December 3, 
1883, to Abbie Hoppin (Morton) of 
Andovcr, Mass., who died November 
7, 1904. Two children were born to 
them: Sarah Hale, born in Philadel- ^avid Bates Douglass, 

phia and David Bates, born March 27, 1893 in Denver, Col., both residing 
in Newton Highlands, Mass. 

FRANK GARDINER FLINT. 

Frank G. Flint, son of Wyman Flint (q. v.) trustee of "N. U." and 
Almira (Stickncy) Flint, was born in Bellows Falls, Vt., April 10, 1860. He 
prepared for college in the schools of his town and entered the University 
April 15, 1875; was honorably discharged in 1870. He is extensively engaged 
in the paper business in Bellows Falls, Vt. 

He married, Sue D. Jiailcy. Three children have been born to them: 
Dorothy, Pauline and John Gardiner. 




172 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. [1877 

GEORGE PARKER. 

George Parker, son of George and Mary Octa\ia (Jones) Parker, was 
born in Northfield, Vt., November 1, 1856, and died in Claremont, N. H., 
February 1, 1905. He prepared for college at the Northfield High School 
and entered the University, January 8, 1874, remaining until the spring of 1875. 
He then entered the employ of the Central Vermont R. R. He served as 
express agent on this road from 1890 until his death; resided in Claremont, 
N. H., from 1890 until 1905. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. of 
Claremont . 

He was married October 10, 1895, to Emma Parker, who sur\'ives him 
and resides in Claremont, N. H. One child, Frank Hem-}', resides in Claremont. 

FRANK LOLO ROBINSON. 

Frank L. Robinson, son of Isaac and Jane (Bro\\^l) Robinson, was born 
in Northfield, ^'t., May 1, 1858. He prepared for college at the Northfield 
High School and entered the University, September 15, 1873, remaining until 
1875; was a member of the A2 11 Fraternity. He was for some years in the 
employ of the TMieeler & Wilson Sewing Machine Co., in Boston, Mass. For 
several years, he has been cormected with the United Shoe Machinery Co., of 
Beverly, Mass. 

WILLIAM TOLMAN SPRAGUE. 

William T. Sprague, son of E. H. Sprague, was born in Boston, Mass., 
August 14, 1858, and died in St. Louis, Mo., about 1890. He prepared for 
college in the schools of his city and entered the University, September 2, 
1873, remaining until July 1, 1875; was a member of the AJ^IJ Fraternity. 
He was engaged in engineering work in Boston for some time and later 
removed to St. Louis, Mo., where he was, for some years, superintendent of 
the St. Louis Ore & Steel Co. 

HARRY BATES THAYER, A. B. 

Harry B. Thayer, son of James Carej^ Barrell and ^lartha Jane (Pratt) 
Thayer, was born in Northfield, Vt., August 17, 1858. He prepared for college 
at the Northfield High School and entered the University in September, 
1873, remaining two years in the Classical course; was a member of the AH 11 
Fraternity. He entered the Classical department of Dartmouth College in 
1875 and graduated A. B. in 1879. 

He then entered the employ of the Western Electric Co., in Chicago as 
clerk in 1879, and in 1882 was promoted to manager of the New York branch 
of the company. He was made vice-president of the company in 1900 and 
president in October, 1908. He has served as \ice-president of the American 
Telephone and Telegraph Company since February, 1909. He is a member 
of the L^nion I^eague Club of Chicago and the University Club of New York. 

He was married April 26, 1887, to Carrie Ransom of Ransom\'ille, N. Y, 
They have three children: Dorothy, born August 1, 1889; Ruth born September 
26, 1893; John Alden, born March 26, 1895. His address is No. 15 Dey 
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*CLASS OF 1878. 



NON-GRADUATES. 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ARMITAGE, A. M. 

Benjamin F. Armitage, son of Benjamin Franklin and Susan (York) 
Armitage, was born in West Brookfield, Mass., October 22, 1853 and died iu 
Monmouth, 111., in 1905. In 1857, he went to Roxbury, Vt., to live with his 
uncle, Mr. William Blood; and in 1868, he removed to Northfield, with Mr. 
Blood. He prepared for college at the Northfield High School; and was a 
special student at the University in 1875. He graduated A. B. from Dart- 
mouth College in 1880, and later received the degree of A. M. in course from 
that institution. 

He taught school in Northfield, for some time; and in 1880, he located in 
Illinois, where he engaged in school work until his death, meeting with marked 
success. He was successively, superintendent of the public schools of Cairo, 
Mattoon, and Monmouth, 111. 

He married Annie Williams of Mattoon, 111., who survives him and resides 
in Chicago, 111.; no children. 

HENRY FULLERTON ARMS. 

Henry F. Arms, son of Daniel and Susan (Gowdy) Arms, was born in 
Cavendish, Vt., June 17, 1860, and died in Worcester, Mass., July 23, 1898. 
At an early age, his parents removed to Bellows Falls, where he prepared for 
college. He entered the University, Sej)teml>er 3, 1874, and remained until 
July 1, 1876. 

He was bookkeeper for the Washburn & Moen Company, Worcester, Mass., 
for several years; was secretary and treasurer of the Wire Goods Co., of Wor- 
cester; member of the firm, Adams Corset Co., of New York city. He engaged 
in the commission and brokerage business in Worcester, Mass., 1884-98; 
was a director of the Bellows Falls National Bank. 

He was a 32° Mason, being a member of the Montacute Lodge, F. and 
A. M., Worcester Chapter R. A.M., Hiram Council, Worcester Commandery, 
K. T., Massachusetts Consistory and the Shrine; Elks; Frohsns Club; Wapiti 
Club and its first president. 

He was married in Worcester, Mass., January 1, 1887, to Cecelia E. Yarden, 
who survives him and resides in \^'orcester; no children. 

WILLIAM HENRY FERRIS. 

William H. Ferris, son of William Henry and Sarah (Stiles) Ferris, was 
born in Irasburg, Vt., May 5, 1857. In 1859, his parents removed to North- 
field, where he attended the high school. He entered the University, Septem- 
ber 29, 1873, remaining until Jime, 1876; i)l;iye(l on the base ball team; was a 
member of the . / 1 II Fraternity. 

He was in the emiiloj' of the locomotive department of the Central 
Vermont R. R., from January, 1880 vmtil 1887. He th(>n went to Minneai)olis, 
Minn., when; lie entered tlu; employ of ttie Cliicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul 
R. R., remaining until 1889. In this last year, he returned to St. Albans, Vt., 
and was an engineer on the Central Vermont H. li., mitil 1902. Since this 

*Notk: For sketch of Charles Hor.ace Spooncr only gnuhiulo of his class, see page 64. 



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last date, he has been in the employ of the Vermont State Hospital at Water- 
bury. He was a private in Company F, 1st Vermont Militia, 1876-79. He 
is a member of the Episcopal church, and the Independent Order of Foresters. 
He was married December 31, 1886, to Mrs. Effie (Smith) Foster, of St. 
Albans, Vt. Two children have been born to them: WilUam Hem-y, Jr., born 
September 29, 1882, resides in Waterbury; Harry Lyman, born November 8, 
1888, resides in Waterbury, Vt. 




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BENJAMIN HALE DOUGLASS, D. D. S. 

Benjamin H. Douglass, son of the Rev. Malcolm and Sarah Elizabeth 
(Hale) Douglass, was born in Waterloo, N. Y., December 29, 1855, and died 

in Jamaica Plain, Mass.. October 
18, 1900. He prepared for college 
at the Windsor, Vt., High School, 
and the Preparatory department of 
the University, 1872-74. He entered 
the regular work of the University 
in 1874 and remained until Jime 
1876; was a corporal in the corps of 
cadets; member of the X Fra- 
ternity. 

He graduated D. D. S. from 
the Baltimore Dental College in 
] Baltimore, Md.; practiced his pro- 
fession in Ashville, N. C, 1882-1891; 
I'hiladelphia Pa., 1891-95; Boston, 
J 189.5-1900. He was a member of 
the Episcopal Chm-ch. 

He was married in Chelsea, 
Mass., April 29, 1891, to Mabelle 
Frances Augusta Woodbury of 
Boston, who survives him and resides 
in Newton Highlands, Mass. One 
child, Ethel, was born to them, March 
7, 1895, resides in Boston, Mass. 




Benjamin Hale Douglass. 



HENRY JOSEPH TENNISON HALSEY. 

Henry J. T. Halsey, was born March 1, 1857. He prepared for college 
in the schools of New York city and entered the University, September 3, 
1874; was honorably discharged, February 23, 1876. A few years after 
leaving the University, he inherited extensive estates in England and Scotland. 
He resided in Edinburg, Scotland for many years. 

He married Kitty McLean of Watervhet, N. Y. 



FRED EARL DUBOIS. 

Fred E. Dubois, son of Royal Tm-ner and Luceba Deborah (Jones) Dubois, 
was born in Randolph, Vt., June 14, 1857, and died there, June 28, 1903. 
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in September, 1874, remaining until the spring term of the junior year; was 
a member of the A2' IJ Fraternity. 

He was assistant cashier of the 
Randolph National Bank, 1878-86; 
director, same, 1901-1903. He en- 
gaged in the insurance business, but 
impaired health forced him to give 
up active business, and he went to 
Denver, Col., twice, hoping the 
change of climate would prove bene- 
ficial. 

He was a Democrat in politics; 
was town treasurer in 1893 anfl 
1894; was secretary and treasurer of 
the fire department in 1895 and chief 
engineer from 1891 to 1895. He 
was a member of Pequoit Tribe of 
Red Men. He was a popular and 
successful business man and greatly 
respected by the residents of his 
town. 

He was married -March 10, 1887, 
to Belle Annie Dudley of Barton, 
who survives him and resides in Ran- 
dolph; no children. Fred Earl Dubois. 




LIEUT. FRANK EUGENE HILAND. 




Lieut. Frank Eugene Hiland. 



Frank E. Hiland, son of Jeremiah 
Thomas and Belinda (Phillips) Hiland, 
was born in Bradford, Vt., July 21, 
1856, and died there, November 19, 
1898. He prepared for college in the 
schools of his town and entered the 
University in April, 1874, remaining 
until January, 1876; was a member 
the A 2 IJ Fraternity. 

He studied law with Orin Gam- 
U of Bradford and was admitted to 
I he Orange county bar in 1880 in 
Chelsea, Vt.; practiced his profession 
in West Fairlee, 1880-82 and Brad- 
ford, Vt., 1882-85. He was super- 
intendent of schools, Bradford, Vt., 
four years. He took much interest 
in military matters and served as 1st 
lieutenant Company G, V. N. G. He 
was a member of the Episcopal 
Church, Woodsville, N. H. 

He wrote several plays, among 
the number being "Our Nation's De- 



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fenders," "Broken Fetters" and the "Loyal Mountaineers." This last play 
was presented in Northfield in 1884, by the AZ 11 Fraternity. 

He was married December 8, 1880, to Mary Lizzie Bickford of Bradford, 
who survives him and resides in Everett, Mass. Three children were born 
to them: Winifred Evelyn, born December 5, 1881, died in May, 1904; Ralph 
Eugene, born January 26, 1884, resides in Everett; Maud Ella, born January 
23, 1886, resides in Everett, Mass. 



CHAPLAIN FREDERICK FRANCIS SHERMAN, U. S. N. 

Frederick F. Sherman, son of Hon. Edgar Jay and Abbie Louise (Simmons) 
Sherman, was born in Lawrence, Mass., September 17, 1859, and died there 
A])ril 21. 1902. Ho i)re{)ared for college in the schools of his city and at 

Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. 
He entered the University in 1874, 
and remained until 1875. 

He was a student in Kings 
College, School of Theology, Wind- 
sor, Nova Scotia, 1882-83; was 
ordained deacon of the Episcopal 
Church in 1883 and priest in 1884; 
was rector of St. Thomas Church, 
Methuen, Mass., in 1885; assistant 
to Bishoi? Grafton, Church of the 
Advent, Boston, 1886-88; house 
master, St. John's Evangelist 
School, Montreal, Canada, 1889; 
liead master, Davenport School for 
hoys, St. Johns, N. B. He was 
commissioned chaplain, U. S. N., 
March 14, 1892; served on the 
X^. S. S. C/izcagfo, flagship of Admiral 
Erben on the European Station, 
and at the U. S. Naval Training 
Station, Newport, R. I.; resigned 
Mav 15, 1896. He joined the 

Chaplain Frederick Francis Sherman. Catholic Church at Washington, 

D.C.,in 1,S9(). He studied law ;it Boston Univer.sity Law School in 1896 and 
1897 and was admitted to the bar in Essex county, December 17, 1897. 
He practiced his profession at Lawrence, Mass., 1897-1902. He was alder- 
man of the city of Lawrence, 1900 and 1901. 

He was married June 10, 1884, to Jessie Sophia Goudge of Windsor, N. S., 
who survives him and resides in Methuen, Mass. Two children were born to 
them: Grant Simmons, born July 12, 1SS6 and Elizabeth, born May 12, 1897. 




EDWARD SPR.VGUE AL\RSH, A.B., LL. B. 

Edward S. Marsh, son of Rodney V. and Eveline Eliza (Sprague) Marsh, 
was born in Brandon, Vt., October 13, 1857. 

He prepared for college at the Brandon ?ligh School and entered the LTni- 
versity September 3, 1874, and was honorably discharged July 1, 1875; was 



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assistant editor of the Reveille; member of the d\ Fraternity. He grad- 
uated A, B. from Brown University in 1879 and was a member of the AKE 
Fraternity; graduated LL.B. from the Boston University Law School in 1882, 
and was admitted to the Rutland County bar in 1882; practiced his profession 
in New York city, 1882-84; Brandon, Vt., 1885 to date. 

He organized the State Bank of Clyde, Kansas, in 1886 and was its pres- 
ident until 1898, when it was superseded by the Elk State Bank; was president 
of this Vjank, 1898-1901. He organized the Brunswick (Ga.) State Bank in 
1889 and was its vice-president until 1890. 

He was president, Brandon Investment and Guarantee Co., Brandon, Vt., 
1893-98; vice-president First National Bank, Brandon, Vt., 1893-94; vice-pres- 
ident Vergennes Electric Co., Vergenncs, Vt., 1891 to date; editor, Brandon 
(Vt.) Chronicle in 1894. 

He is an Independent in jiolitics and has held various town offices; was 
superintendent of schools, member of school board, town treasurer, lister, and 
justice of the peace. He is a member of the University Club of New York 
city. 

He was married October 22, 1901, to Isabel Reynolds Ripley (^f Brandon, 
Vt.; no children. 

HENRY LESLIE SHERMAN. 

Henry L. Sherman, soil of Henry Luthor and Laura (Lazelle) Sherman, 
and cousin of Fred F. Sherman, 78, was born in Lawrence, Mass., January 16, 
1858. He prejmred for college at the Goddard Seminary, Barre, Vt., and 
entered the L^niversity, SejjtembfM- 3, 1874. remaining on(> year; was a member 
of the dX Fraternity. 

He was teller of the Lawrence National Bank, 1882-87, and has served 
as cashier since 1887. He was sergeant-major of the 6th Massachusetts Regi- 
ment National Guard, 1882-86. 

He is treasurer of Grace Episcopal church. He is a prominent member 
of the Masonic Fraternity; being a past Master of Tuscan Lodge, F. and A.M.; 
Past High Priest, Mount Sinai Chapter R. A. M.;Past Commander, Bethany 
Commandery, K. T.; Past Granfl King, Grand Chapter of Massachusetts. 

He was married October 9, 1883, to Helen L. Parker of Lawrence, Mass. 

JULIUS HAYDEN WOODWARD, B. S., M. D. 

Julius H. Woodward, son of Dr. Adrian Theodore and Lois Cornelia (June) 
Woodward, was born in Castleton, Vt., May 31, 1858. In 1860, his parents 
removed to Brandon, Vt., where he prepared for colleg(\ He entered the 
University in 1874, and remained one year. He graduated B. S. from Cornell 
University in 1879. He began the study of medicine with his father; attended 
medical lectures at the University of Vermont Medical College; and graduated 
M. D., from the Colleg(> of Physicians and Surgeons of N(!W York city in 1882; 
won a Harsen prize and was class president . The University of Vermont, con- 
ferred upon him the degree of M. I), on cxainiiKition, as for 1882. 

He served for twenty months as interne to llie Bellevue Medical Hospital, 
New York. He studied in Berlin, Germany in 1886 under Prof. J. Hirschberg. 
He was appointed a special i)rofessor of diseases of the throat at the University 
of Vermont Medical College in 1886 and in 1887 was lecturer on Materia 
Medica and Therapeutics. In tliis last year, he was elected professor of 



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Materia Medica and Therapeutics at the same institution, serving until 1893; 
was also professor of diseases of the ear, eye and throat, 1890-98; was also 
for some years, secretary and treasurer of the faculty. He served for some 
time as opthalmic surgeon to the Mary Fletcher Hospital in Burlington, Vt., 
and to the Fanny Allen Hospital, Winooski, Vt. He located in New York city, 
in 1897, where he has practiced his profession to date. He has been surgeon to 
the Metropolitan Throat Hospital and the New York ^Throat and Nose 
Hospital for several years. 

He has contributed many articles to the Medical Journals of the country 
and has published many pamphlets on medical subjects. He is the author 
of the section on diseases and injuries of vision and hearing inWhitthams& 
Becker's, System of Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology. 

He is a member of the American Medical Association; the New York Acad- 
emy of Medicine; Societ Francois d'Opthalmologie; New York Coimty 
Medical Society; New York Athletic Club; the Repubhcan Club of New 
York city. 




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GEN. EUGENE MERWIN CARR, B. S., LL. B. 

Eugene M. Carr, son of Col. Byron Oscai- and Mary Elsie (Buck) Carr, 
was born in Galesbm-g, 111., August 30, 1859. He prepared for college in the 
public schools of Galesburg and the Preparatory department of Knox College, 
and entered the University from Louisville, Ivy., March 27, 1876, graduating 
B. S. in 1879. He was a corporal, 1st sergeant and 1st Ueutenant in the corps 
of cadets and a member of the d X Fraternity. He entered the junior class 
of the University of Michigan Law ~-~-^ 

School in 1879 and remained one year. 
He graduated LL. B. from the 
Columbia University Law School in 
1881; and began the practice of law 
in Tucson, Arizona in June, 1881, 
in partnership with Fred W. Gregg, 
'73ofNorthfield. 

In June, 1882, he left Arizona 
and went to Alaska, with a party 
which crossed the Chilcott Pass; 
built boats and descended the Yukon 
River to a point a few miles below 
the present city of Dawson, where 
they built cabins and wintered, de- 
pending largely on the wild game 
of the country for their living. This 
was the first party of white men to 
cross the coast range of mountains 
and winter in the interior of Alaska. 
In February, 1884, he located in 
Seattle, Washington, resuming the 
practice of his profession; and in 1885, 




Gen. Eugene Merwin Carr. 



he formed a partnership with Harold Preston, son of Gen. S. M. Preston, 
N. U. '45, which continued until February, 1905. 

In 1890, he was prosecuting attorney for the district comprising King, 
Kitsap and Snohomish counties. He was one of the organizers, in 1884, of 
Company B, National Guard of Washington, and was made its 2nd lieutenant. 
He was promoted 1st lieutenant; took an active part in quelling the anti- 
Chinese riots in Seattle in February, 1886, and directly afterwards organized 
Company E, National Guard of Washington, composed of the most prominent 
business and professional men of Seattle, who had taken an atitive part in up- 
holding law and order. He served as its captain until 1890, when he was com- 
missioned colonel and assistant adjutant-general, serving until 1893; was 
brigadier-general, commanding the National Guard of Washington, 1893-1897. 

He went to Alaska in July, 1897, and was extensively engaged in placer 
mining until September, 1899, when he returned to Seattle and resumed the 
practice of law. In February, 1905, he went to Fairbanks, Alaska, where he 



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was engaged in the practice of law and mining until August, 1907. He is now 
practicing law in Seattle. 

He is a member of the Knights of Phythias, Military Order Loyal Legion, 
United States Sons of Veterans, and B. P. O. E. 

On February 19, 1890, he married Alice, only daughter of Gen. S. M. 
Preston, '45. 

PROF. JOHN BENJAMIN JOHNSON, A. M., C. E. 



John B. Johnson, son of Rodney Martin and Olive (Ripley) Johnson, was 
born in Montgomery, Vt., January 27, 1858. He was educated in the common 
schools of his native town, and studied for a time in the State Normal School 
at Johnson, where he made a specialty of Mathematics. He studied Geometry, 
Trigonometry, and Surveying by himself, while engaged in farm work, and 
being desirous of taking civil engineering, he entered the University in Sep- 
tember, 187n _i iliii'iii. I ~ captain and valedictorian in 1879. 

He took the Engineering course, 
with extra Mathematics, among 
which was the difficult Bartlett course 
in Meclianics and Astronomy, and 
sufficient Latin and Greek to enable 
him to receive the degree of A. B. on 
his graduation in 1879. He took high 
rank in his studies, especially in 
Mathematics. He was called upon 
by General Jackman to take the 
classes in Mathematics, when he was 
obliged to be absent; and upon 
his death in February, 1879, he was 
appointed to teach a number of his 
subjects, the remainder of the year. 
At Commencement of 1879, he was 
chosen instructor in Mathematics; 
and after one year's service, he was 
elected professor of that subject. 
General Jackman considered Cadet 
Johnson an able mathematician, and 
expressed a wish to President Curtis 

Prof. John Benjamin Johnson. tj^.^^ when his Own work should be 

finished, his mantle might fall ui)on his pupil's shoulders. Professor Johnson 
occupied this position until 1890, when he gave up the freshman mathematics 
and took the chair of Mathematics and Civil Engineering, which he held until 
1900. 

In 1884, the University conferred uj)on him the degree of A. M. and in 
1890 the degree of C. E. He was assistant treasurer of the University for six 
years; member of the Building Committee of Dodge Hall; trustee of the 
Alumni Endowment Fund. 1889-1895. He was alumni secretary from 1889 
until 1899; president of the association from 1899-1900; alumni trustee of 
the University 1905 to date; 

He was the first to prepare and publish an alumni catalogue. 




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The alumni and past-cadets of "old N. U." owe much to Professor 
Johnson, who, in the dark days of her existence from 1879 to 1888, loyally and 
self-denyingly cast his fortunes with her, and refusing many tempting offers 
from other institutions, remained and taught at a mere pittance. His resigna- 
tion caused great regret among the Board of Trustees and the student body. 
He was not only an eminent mathematician, but a thorough teacher; his con- 
stant aim was to have his students thoroughly understand their work and to 
go into the world fitted to become masters in their chosen profession. 

He spent some time in study at Thayer School of Civil Engineering, 
Dartmouth College and at Harvard University. In 1906, he accepted the chair 
of Civil Engineering at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 
Cal., which position he still retains. In 1900, he removed to Pasadena, Cal., 
where he has since made his home. He is a member of the Protestant Epis- 
copal Church. 

He has been twice married : first , June 19, 1882, to Ha Marsh of Northfield, 
who died September 8, 1894, in Montgomery, Vt. He was married the second 
time, July 5, 1899 to Mrs. Alice Mellisa (Gould) Mayo of Ciouldsville, Vt. 
They have one son, Philip Warren, born May 16, 1902. 



NON-GRADUATES, 1879. 



WILLIS FRANKLIN BAKER. 

Willis F. Baker, son of Clark Lawson and Mary Ann (Batchelderj Baker, 
was borh in St. Johnsbury, Vt., September, 26, 18.53. He prepared for college 
at the Peacham Academy, and entered the University from Greensboro, Ver- 
mont, September, 1875, where he remained until June 21, 1877; was a member 
of the 6 X Fraternity. He studied law with Hon. Frank Plumley of North- 
field, 1877-78; Charles Porter of Montpelier in 1879; and at the Boston Univer- 
sity Law School in 1879-80. He was admitted to the bar at Montpelier in 
1881; and practiced his profession in Northfield, 1881-84. 

He was married at Northfield, Vermont, October 24, 1883, to Al)lMe Eliza- 
beth, daughter of C. P. Kimball. She survives him; no children. 

HON. ARCH MEAD BATCHELDER. 

Arch M. Batchelder, son of James Merrill and Amanda M. (Lawrence) 
Batchelder, was born in Chicago, 111., Aioril 30, 1855. At an early age, his 
I)arents removed to Plainfield, Vt., where he attended the public schools. He 
finished his preparation for college at Goddard Seminary, Barre, Vt. He 
entered the University, September 3, 1875, remaining one year. In 1876, he 
became associated with his father in an extensive lumber business in Plain- 
field under the firm name of J. M. Batchelder & Son. Siiuie his father's death 
in 1899, he has conducted the business alone. 

He is a Republican in politics and has held several town offic(>s; also 
represented Plainfield in the House of Representatives in 1902. 

He is a 32 degre(i Mason, being a member of Wyoming Lodge, No. 80; 
King Solomon, Chapter, R. A. M., and Mt. Zion, Commandery, K. T., of 
Montpelier^ Vermont Consistory; Mt. Sinai Temple, Mystic Shrine of 



182 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. [1879 

Montpelier. He is also a member of Ai-cadia Lodge, No. 53, I. O. O. F., of 
Plainfield; Marshfield Lodge of Knights of Phythias; and the Vermont Fish 
and Game League. 

He was married January 1, 1877, to Emma Best, sister of William H. 
Best. '74. 

FRANCIS DOUGLASS. 

Francis Douglass, son of Henry and Isadore (Bo^Tiian) Douglass, was born 
at West Point, N. Y., December 2, 1860. He entered the University from 
Wilkes-Barre, Penn., September 3, 1874, and remained until July, 1876; was 
a member of the 6 X Fraternity. He graduated from De Veaux College, 
New York, in 1880. He served as commander and instructor of Mathematics, 
English and Tactics, at De Veaux College, 1880-81. He held the same position 
at Jarvis Hall, Denver, Colo., 1881-82. He was forage-master, 14th United 
States Infantry, at Cantonment Uncompohgree, near Montrose, Colo., 1882-85. 
He then entered the employ of the First National Bank of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 
serving as assistant bookkeeper, 1885-88; head-bookkeeper, 1888-90; teller, 
1890 to date. 

HENRY BOWMAN DOUGLASS, E. M. 

Henry B. Douglass, son of Henry and Isadore (Bowman) Douglass, was 
born at West Point, N. Y., June 29, 1859. He entered the Preparatory de- 
partment of the University, September 3, 1874, and the regular work in 
September, 1875; was discharged July, 1876; was a member of the 6^-1 Frater- 
nity. He graduated from De Veaux College, N. Y., June, 1879; was first 
lieutenant, Company A., in the corps of cadets of that institution. He 
graduated B. M., from Lehigh University in 1884, and E. M. in 1885; was a 
member A0 Fraternity; associate editor, Lehigh, fiwrr end i^pitowe. 

He was resident engineer, Linderman & Skeer, Stockton, Pa., 1885-86; 
chemist, Reane Iron Co., Rockwood, Tenn., 1886-87; superintendent same, 
1887-88; mining engineer same, 1889-90; superintendent. Coal City Coal & 
Coke Co., Jasper, Ala., 1888-89; chief mining engineer, American Association, 
Ltd., Middleboro, Ky., 1890; engineer and superintendent mines, Cardiff Coal 
& Iron Co., Cardiff, Tenn., 1890-91; same Knoxville Iron Co., Coal Creek, 
Tenn., 1892-96;. same Vinton Colliery Co., Vintondale, Pa., 1896-1902; super- 
intendent mines, Garrett County Coal & Mining Co., Dodson, Md., 1902-07; 
inspector mines. New York Central & Hudson Railroad Co., 1907 to date. 

He is a member of the Episcopal church; Companion of the Maryland 
Commandery of the Loyal Legion. 

He was married April 20, 1887, to Evie DeRiemer Morford of Newton, 
N. J. Two children have been born to them: Isadore, born February 5, 
1888, Wellesly College, '10; Morris Duncan, born September 20, 1891, Lehigh 
University, '13. He has resided at Phihpsburg, Pa., since 1907. 

ELIOT GORTON, M. D. 

Eliot Gorton, son of David Allyn and Maria (Graham) Gorton, waa 
born in Newburgh, N. Y., July 26, 1863. In 1868, his parents removed to 
Brooklyn, N. Y., where he attended the high school. He entered the Prepara- 
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He was in the employ of Grosvenor & Carpenter, Wholesale Woolen House, 
1877-80. He entered the Long Island College Hospital in 1885, and graduated 
M. D. in 1888; was assistant medical director of the State Hospital, Morris 
Plain, N. J., 1888-1902; and since this last date he has conducted the Fair 
Oaks Sanitorium at Summit, N. J. He has written on Medical and other 
subjects. He was a member of the City Board of Education of Summit, 1908- 
1910. He served in Company A, 23d Regiment, New York National Guard from 
1883 to 1888. 

He is a member of the Episcopal church; member of Cincinnati Lodge, 
No. 3, F. and A. M. of Morristown, N. Y.; Madison Chapter, No. 27, R. A. 
M., Odo de St. Amand Commandery, No. 12, of Morristown; Mecca Temple; 
Highland Club of Summit, N. J.; Medica-P.sychological Association; Kings 
County and Morris County Medical Association. 

He was married September 12, 1888, to Bertha Fonda of Fonda, N. Y. 
They have one child : Graham Fonda, born July 6, 1889, resides in New York 
city. 

WILLIAM VAN BUREN THOMPSON. 

William Y. B. Thompson, son of Dr. James Brodie and Susan (Vail) 
Thompson, was born in New York city. May 27, 1861, and died in Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y., about 1900. He prepared for college in the schools of Pough- 
keepsie and entered the University, September 12, 1875; was honorably dis- 
charged in July, 1876. He engaged in literary work, and wrote numerous 
songs, which have been set to music by many of the leading composers of this 
country and Europe. 




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CLASS OF 1880. 



HON. LOOM IS STEVENS CULL, A. M. 

Loomis S. Cull, son of Richard Thomas and Frances M. (Stevens) Cull 
was born in Waterville, Lamoille county, Vt., July 24, 1860. His father died 
in 1862, and in 1870 his mother removed to Northfield, where he attended 

the public schools. He entered the 
Preparatory department of the Univer- 
sity, August, 20, 1873, and the regular 
work of the Classical course in 1876; 
was a member of the -4^/7 Fraternity; 
was honorably discharged in the winter 
term of 1877-78. In 1910, the Univer- 
sity conferred upon him the degree of 
A. B. as for 1880; and in 1911, the 
honorary degree of A. M. 

He studied law with Caswell and 
Meeker of Marshalltown, la., and 
with his cousin Hon. John Loomis 
Stevens, of Ames, la.; was admitted 
to the bar April 1, 1882. He practiced 
his profession at Plankinton, S. D., 
from 1882 to 1886 and at Hot Springs, 
S.D., from 1886 to 1910. 

He is a Republican in politics and 
has held several positions; judge. Fall 
River Co., S. D., 1891-96; United 
States commissioner, 1893-97; state's 
attorney. Fall River Co., 1900-04; 
city attorney. Hot Springs, S. D., 1908-10; register of the United States 
Land Office at Rapid City, S. D., 1910 to date. 

He was married March 10, 1888, to Carrie May Holp, of Dayton, Ohio. 
Three children have been born to them, of whom only one is now Uving: 
George Cameron Cull, born October 17, 1892. 




Hon. Loomis Stevens Cull. 



LIEUT.-COL. FRANK LEE HOWE, B. S. 

Frank L. Howe, son of Elhanan Winchester and PameUa Jane (Soper) 
Howe, was born in Northfield, Vt., March 20, 1859. He attended the North- 
field High School and entered the Preparatory department of the University, 
January 2, 1875; and the regular work of the Scientific course, in September, 
1876, remaining until December, 1879, when he was honorably discharged; 
was a musician and corporal in the corps of cadets; member of the A -J IJ Fra- 
ternity. In 1910, the L'niversity conferred upon him the degree of B. S., as 
for 1880. 

He has engaged in the marble and granite business in Northfield since 
1881, as a member pf the firm of F. L. Howe & Co. He has taken great interest 
in military matters. He enhsted in Co. F, 1st Regiment, V. N. G. in 1875; was 



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promoted 1st sergeant, second and first lieutenant and captain. On the break- 
ing out of the Spanish-American War, he was the senior captain in the 1st 
Regiment, V. N. G.; was mustered 
into the United States service as 
senior captain of the 1st Regiment, 
Vermont Volunteers, May 16, 1898; 
served with his regiment at Camp 
Thomas, Chickamauga, Ga.; was 
mustered out of service, October 
26, 1898. He then resumed his 
former office in the Vermont 
National Guard. He was promoted 
major and lieutenant-colonel, and 
at his own request was placed upon 
the retired list in 1909, having ser- 
ved thirty-four years in the National 
Guard of Vermont. 

He is a member of the Epis- 
copal church, serving as vestryman 
and senior warden for several years; 
a member and past Master of 
De Witt Clinton Lodge, F. and 
A. M., of Northfield; member of 
the Modern Woodmen of America. 
He has served as trustee of "N. 
U.", since 1892; and has been a Lieut.-Col. Frank Lee Howe, 

member of the board of directors of the Northfield Graded and High Schools, 
been a village trustee for a number of years. 

He was married, September 22, 1881, to Lillian Emogene, daughter of 
Samuel Edward and Marion Elizabeth (Richardson) Moore of South Dorset, 
Vt.Two children have been bornto them: Harroll Moore, "N.U.," '05; Muriel 
LiUian, born October 16, 1884, now the wife of Earl L. Bean, "N. U.,' ' '06. 




COMMANDER EDWARD McCLURE PETERS, B. S., A. M. 

Edward McClure Peters, son of Rev. Thomas McClure Peters, S. T. D., 
and Alice Clarissa (Richmond) Peters, was born in New York city, June 
21, 1860. He prepared for college in the public schools of New York city, 
and entered the University, January 13, 1876, and was honorably discharged 
June 21, 1877; was a member of the A -T 77 Fraternity; received from the 
University in 1902, the degree of B. S. as of 1880, and A. M., in 1907. He has 
served as trustee of the University from 1907 to date. He was a student at 
the Columbia University, School of Mines, 1877-78; at sea 1879-80; in busi- 
ness 1881-82; a master in the merchant marine, 1883-87, in command of sailing 
vessels in the West Indies, the S])anish Main and South American waters. 
He has engaged in business since 1887; and is at ])resent vice-president of the 
Tartar Chemical Co., Bi'ooklyn, N. Y. 

He has tak(!n great interest in naval matters. He drafted the first law 
authorizing the organization of tlu; Naval Reserve in New Jersey. He served 
during 1896-98, as navigation licufciKUit and ordnance officer, liattalion of the 



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East, N. R., N. J., and of the U. S. S. Porlsmou 1:, assigned to the service of New 
Jersey and signal officer on the staff of the captain commanding the naval 
forces of the State. He was the first officer ordered into service from New 
Jersey for the Spanish-American War, being sent to the League Island 

Navy Yard, April 2, 1898 by Theo- 
dore Roosevelt, then assistant Sec- 
retary of the Navy; served through- 
out the Spanish-American War in 
the United States Navy with the 
rank of lieutenant (senior grade) 
at League Island, as Navigator of 
|theU. S. S. Badger, on the North 
Atlantic Patrol, blockade of Havana, 
I blockade of Neuvitas, and on special 
duty in command of prizes, et 
! cetera. 

On November 24, 1904, he was 
j given command of the 1st Battalion 
j of the Naval Reserves of New Jersey 
with rank of commander, which 
command he still retains. He was 
in command of the LT. S. S., Ports- 
mouth assigned to service of the 
I State, during 1904-10; the United 
States Monitor, Tonopah, 1910 to 
date. 

He is a fellow of the American Geographical Society; member American 
Museum of Natural History; National Geographic Society of Washington; 
MetropoHtan Museum of Art; Navy Leagues of the United States; companion 
of the Naval and MiUtary Order of the Spanish- American War. 

He was married February 2, 1892, to Eleanor Bradley Peters of Boston. 
They have one son, Edward McClure Peters, born December 25, 1892. His 
present address is care of Tartar Chemical Company, Gowanus Canal at Ninth 
Street, Borough of Brooklyn, New York. 




Commander Edward McClure Peters. 



FRANK HENRY PARKER, B. S. 

Frank H. Parker, son of George and Mary Octavio (Jones) Parker, and 
brother of George Parker, '77, was born in Northfield, Vt., September 20, 1859. 
He prepared for college in the Northfield High School, and entered the Pre- 
paratory^ department of the University, 1874, and the regular work of the 
University in 1875, remaining until March 27, 1879; was a musician and cor- 
poral in the corps of cadets; msmber of the A -! 11 Fraternity. In 1911, the 
University conferred upon him the degree of B. S. as for 1880. 

He was chief clerk and cashier, Central Vermont Railroad, Burhngton, 
December, 1879-91. He has been the proprietor of the City Drug Store, Bur- 
lington, from 1892 to date; and a member of the firm, M. ColUns & Co., 
contractors and jobbers from 1888 to date. 



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He is a Republican in politics. He was an alderman and a member of 
the city council, 1903-1907, serving on several important committees, also 
on the committee on construc- 
tion of the Carnegie Library, 
1906-07. He was a musician in 
Company F., V. N. G., 1877-79. 

He is a member of the Uni- 
tarian church ; Burlington Lodge, 
F. and A. M., Burlington; Green 
Mountain Lodge, I. O. O. F.; 
K. P.; B. P. O. Elks; Ethan 
Allen Club; was one of the 
founders and charter members of 
the Vermont State Pharmaceuti- 
cal Association and served as 
president and member of the 
Executive Committee; member 
of the American Pharmaceuti- 
cal Association, 1909 to date. 

He was married in Burling- 
ton, Vt., May 22, 1888, to Etta 
Martha Brew a native of Essex, 
Vt. Four children have been 
born to them: Constance, born Frank Henry Parker. 

August 17,1894; Gladys, born in 1893; daughter died at birth; Thelma, born 
May 16, 1904. 





Mess Call, White River Junction, igio, 



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[1880 



NON-GRADUATES, 1880. 



LIEUT. FREDERICK MEACK BARSTOW, C. E. 

Frederick AI. Barstow, son of Ex-Governor John Lester Barstow, and 
Laura (Meaek) Barstow, was born in Shelburne, Vermont, March 3, 1860, and 
died there, March 17, 1S99. He attended the BurUngton High School, and 
entered the Preparatorj' department of the L^niversity in 1874, where he re- 
mained until June 15, 1876; was a member of the0 A Fraternity. He grad- 
uated C. E. from the T'niversity of Vermont in 1880. 

He was an assistant engineer on 
the Michigan Central, Canada Atlan- 
tic, Chateaugay, and other railroads. 
He then entered the employ of the 
United States Government, and had 
charge of the construction and im- 
provements of the breakwaters at 
Rouses Point, Plattsburgh, Gordon's 
Landing, and Burlington Harbor, all 
on Lake Champlain. He also had 
charge of extensive work at White- 
hall, N. Y., and on the Otter Creek 
in Vermont. 
' Upon the unsolicited recommend- 

ation of the late Hon. Thomas H. 
Canfield and Major Smith S. Leach, 
United States Engineers, under whom 
Mr. Barstow had served, he was em- 
ployed by Hon. Lyman E. Cooley, 
chairman of the United States Deep- 
Waterways commission, to make a 
])reliminary examination of a canal 
route between the St. Lawrence river 
Francis, and also of the St. LawTence 
between Ogdensburg and St. Regis. Mr. Cooley reports that "Mr. Barstow 
performed these duties with great intelhgence and I believe indicated the 
proper sources for canals in the locahties and I was pleased to pubUsh his re- 
port in full in the official report of the Commission." 

On the breaking out of the Spanish-American War, he offered his services 
to the country and after passing a rigid three days examination before a board 
of West Point Engineers, was commissioned 1st lieutenant of Company F, 3d 
Regiment, United States Engineers. He served continuously with his regiment 
at Jefferson Barracks, Camp Hamilton, Macon and other points in the South 
until January 28, 1899, when owing to faihng health, he resigned his com- 
mission. He then left for his northern home, buoyed up by the hope that 
Vermont air would soon dissipate his illness. 

He was engaged by Col. J. W. Barlow, United States Engineer, in charge 
of the New York District, to investigate and recommend where the draw- 




Lieut. Frederick Meack Barstow. 
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bridges of the Rutland-Canadian railroad should be located, together with 
their dimensions. He at once began to plan his work, but his disease was soon 
found to be typhoid fever and it proved to be his fatal illness. During his 
mihtary career he made good use of his military knowledge gained at Norwich 
University. His services were especially commended by Col. David DuBoise 
Gaillard, a West Point engineer, in command of the regiment. He was a mem- 
ber of the 2 Fraternity; the Military Order of the Loyal Legion; Washington 
Lodge, F., and A. M.; the Ethan Allen and Mohican clubs of Burlington. 

He was married May 11, 1886 to Nellie G. Gates, of Burhngton, Vt.; no 
children. 

HENRY LOUIS FULLER. 

Henry L. Fuller, son of Stephen B. and Louisa Fannie (Dillaway) Fuller, 
was born in Worthington, Mass., October 6, 1857. Ai a1 early age, his parents 
removed to Northampton, Mass., 



where he attended the jjublic schools. 
He finished his preparation for college 
at the Rockland Military Academy, 
Nyack, N. Y., and entered the Uni- 
versity, September 9, 1876, remain- 
ing until June 27, 1878; was a mem- 
ber of the A ^ n Fraternity. 

He was draftsman for the Leader 
Sewing Machine Company, Cleve- 
land, Ohio, 1880-83; was inspector of 
machinery for the Florence (Ma.ss.) 
Sewing Machine Company, 1883-84; 
was assistant engineer on the con- 
struction of sewer and water-works 
systems, Montague, Mass., 1884-86; 
in general engineering work, 1886- 
1900; was draftsman for the Nor- 
wood Engineering Company, April, 
1900-June, 1903, assistant engineer, 
city of Amherst, Nova Scotia, 1903- 
06. Since this last date, he has re- 
tired from active engineering work. 

He is a member of Mt. Holyoke Lodge,^I. O. O. F 
the United Workman. 

He has been twice married: first, November 26, 1880, to Margaret 
E. Barry of Greenfield, Mass., who died about 1900. He was again married, 
December 20, 1905, to Mattie Johnston of Northfield. 




Henry Louis Fuller. 

Holyoke, Ma.ss.; and 



ALBERT BROWN QUIMBY. 

Albert B. Quimby, son of Alfred Cami)bell Quimby, a native of Strafford, 
Vt., was born in Hamilton, Ont., Canada, December 31, 1856, and died there 
unmarried February 2, 1883. 

He prepared for (!oll(>ge in the schools of his city and entered the Univer- 
sity January 28, 1876, and remained until June, 1877; was a member of the 
A 2' IJ Fraternity. 



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CLASS OF 1881. 



FRANK WINSLOW CONN, C. E. 

Frank W. Conn, son of Dr. Granville P. Conn, '.54 and Helen Mary 
(Sprague) Conn, was born in East Randolph, Vt., April 27, 1860. In 1866, 
his parents removed to Concord, N. H., where he prepared for college in the 
pubUc schools and under the tutorship of Moses Wilson. He entered the 
sophomore class of the Univer.sity, Aug. 29, 1878 and graduated B. S. in C. E. 
in 1881 ; was a corporal and first sergeant in the corps of cadets; member of the 
A I n Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer on 
the Texas Pacific R. R., for General 
Dodge, '51, on construction work 
in Texas and New Mexico during 
1881-82; was division engineer on 
the Deming, Silver City & Pacific 
R. R., 1882-83; was assistant engi- 
neer on construction work for the 
Mexican Central R. R., 1883-85. 
In this last year, he went to Guate- 
mala, arri\ing there in the midst of a 
revolution and on the daj' President 
Barrios was killed. This revolution 
stopped all railroad construction and, 
for some time, he was variously 
employed. Upon the restoration of 
order in the country, he entered the 
employ of the Guatemala Central 
R. R. He was soon promoted chief 
engineer and held the position until 
1888, when he left the country for 
Hamburg, Germany, to enter the 
employ of a company which was to 
construct a railroad in the valley of the Congo river in Africa. Upon 
arriving in Germany, he found the company was unable to carry out its 
project in Africa; and he soon i-eturned to his home in New Hampshire. 

During 1888-89, he was employed by the INIontpeher & Wells River R. R., 
on the location and construction of the "switch backs' ' to the granite quarries 
in Barre, Vt. ; also on preliminary surveys for a railroad from Warren, N. H., to 
the top of Mt. JNIossilauke. He was superintendent of railway construction 
for the Chilian government, 1889-91; was engaged in irrigation and mining 
work with headquarters in Walla Walla and Portland, Oregon, 1891-95. In 
this last year, he went to Costa Rica, as chief engineer and superintendent for a 
company, having large real estate and mining interests in that country. In 
1903, he returned to the United States and became chief engineer for the 
Transit Finance Co. of New York and Philadelphia, retaining this position 
until 1907. During 1908-09, he was engaged in examining mines and timber 




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lands in Mexico and Central America. Since 1909, he has been engaged as a 
consulting engineer at Portland, Oregon. He is a member of the American 
Society of Civil Engineers. 

He was married March 6, 1890, to Minnie Augusta Miller of Nevada 
City, California. 



GEORGE EMERSON BEARING, B. S. 

George E. Bearing, son of Theodore Allen and Eunice Besire (Safford) 
Bearing was born in Bethel, Vt., January 13, 1857. Ho ]nepared for college 
in the schools of his town and en- 
tered the Civil Engineering depart- 
ment of the University; August 30, 
1877; was discharged in July, 1880 at 
the end of the junior year, being 
obliged to return to his home to care 
for his aged parents; was a corporal 
and sergeant in the corps of cadets; 
member of the A Z 11 Fraternity ; 
received in 1910 the degree of B. S. as 
for 1881. 

He has engaged in farming in 
East Bethel from 1S80 to date. He- 
is a Repubhcan in politics and has 
held several town offices, serving as 
auditor, Hster and selectman. He is 
a member of the Congregational 
Church in Royal ton. 

He was married November 7, 
1883, to Mary Burkee Cloud of Nor- 
wich, Vt. Three children have been 
born to them: Louise Evangeline, 

born August 13, 1884; Ruth Fidelia, born October 21, 1886; 
"N. U." '05. 




George Emerson Bearing. 
Arthur 



Allen, 



HENRY MARTIN JONES, B. S. 

Henry M. Jones, son of Henry Newell and Sophia Harris (Martin) Jones, 
was born in Kingston, Mass., November 13, 1859. He prepared for college 
at the Kingston High School and entered the University September 10, 1877, 
graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1881; was a corporal, sergeant and second lieu- 
tenant in the corps of cadets; member of the <P X Fraternity. 

He engaged in the tack manufacturing business in Kingston from 1881 
until 1905, wh(m he retired from business. He is a memb(n' of Adams Lodge, 
I. O. O. F. of Kingston. 

He was married July 4, 1887, to Abbie Bosworth Holmes of Kingston; no 
children. 



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BVT. MAJ. CHARLES WRIGHT MEAD, C. E. 

Charles W. Mead, son of Martin and Caroline (Rogers) Mead, was born 
in Underbill, Vt., March 25, 1861, and died at Manila, P. I., January 19, 
1909. In 1876, his mother removed to Northfield, where he prepared for col- 
lege in the high school. He entered the University Aug. 30, 1877, and was 
discharged March 25, 1880; was a member of AIFl Fraternity. In 1899, 
the University in recognition of his work as a soldier and an engineer conferred 
upon liim the degree of B. S. as for 1881, and in 1900 the degree of C. E. in 
course. He was a student at the Colorado State School of Mines in 1887 and 
1888. 

In February 1881, he located in 
Virginia City, Idaho, where he was em- 
ployed a short time in a printing office. 
He then entered the employ of the 
Ignited States Government as chain- 
man on surveys in Montana for a few 
months in 1881; was instrument man 
and assistant engineer on the location 
and construction of the National Park 
Branch of the Northern Pacific R. R., 
1881-83; was United States deputy 
mineral surveyor, Montana 1883-84; 
was county surveyor of Madison 
county, Montana, 1884-87, 1892-98; 
county superintendent of roads and 
bridges, 1896-98; was locating engineer 
on the Denver & Rio Grande R. R., 
in 1888; was engaged in contract sur- 
veying for the United States Govern- 
ment 1888-90; surveyor and assayer 
for the Pony Gold Mining Co., of 
Bvt. Maj. Charles Wright Mead. Virginia City, 1890-91. He also, 

during 1884-87, and 1889-98, engaged extensively in general civil and mining 
engineering work. 

He took great interest in military work, and in 1887, was appointed 1st 
sergeant Co. D, 1st Regiment Montana N. G.; was commissioned 1st lieu- 
tenant in 1896; served during 1896-98 as captain of Co. D rifle team, which 
held the State championship trophy as the best rifle team in the State. 

On the breaking out of the Spanish-American War, he went with his 
company to Alanila, P. I., and served with his regiment until it was mustered 
out of service in 1899. He was commissioned captain in the 36th United States 
Volunteer Infantry, July 12, 1899. During the campaign of 1899, he was 
given command of the second division of scouts and attached to the staff of 
Major-General McArthur and performed distinguished service. On March 2, 
1900, he was apjjointed by General Otis, engineer of maintenance of way of 
the Manila and Dagupon R. R., which position he held until June, 1900. He 
was appointed a member of the board of military officers, March 10, 1900, 
which finally turned this railway back to its owners. On June 19, 1900, he 




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was placed by the commanding general in charge of the office of the city public 
works and water supply of Manila. He made a survey for a railroad for the 
government, from Dagupon, province of Pangasinan to Baguio, province of 
Benguet in northern Luzon. He was mustered out of service July 1, 1901, 
and later was brevetted major for gallantry in action against the insurgents at 
San Antonio, northern Luzon. He served as city engineer of Manila and sani- 
tary engineer of the Philippine Islands, July 1, 1901-June, 1902. He was first 
assistant engineer of the Canton-Hankow R. R., China, June, 1902-January 1, 
1903; was acting chief engineer, January 1, 1903-January 1, 1904; chief engi- 
neer, January-March, 1904; chief engineer and general manager, March, 1904 
until January, 1905, when the road was sold to the Chinese govern- 
ment. 

In February, 1905, he organized the Oriental Construction Co., with 
offices in Shanghai, Hong-Kong and Manila, and served as president and general 
manager of the company. This companj^ did an extensive business in railway 
and hydrauUc mining, concrete and sanitary engineering. 

In January, 1908, he organized the firm of C. W. Mead & Co., Consulting 
Engineers with the main office in Manila, of which firm he was president and 
general manager until his death. He was engineer and manager of the Insular 
Coal Co. at Danao, Cebu Island, P. I., 1908-1909. In February, 1907 in 
company with Mr. Norman M. Holmes, he purchased a tract of 2500 acres of 
land in the Sulu Archipalego, near Borneo, and spent several thousand dollars 
developing the property, planting rubber and cocoanut trees. He was a 
director of the Canton-Hong-Kong Ice and Cold Storage' Co., Ltd., 
1905-09. 

He was a 32° Mason; and a member of Oroy Plata Lodge, No. 390, 
B. P. O. E., Virginia City, Montana; Army and Navy Club of Manila; Manila 
Corral Military Order of the Carabao; University and Elk Club, Manila; 
American, University and Shanghai Clubs, Shanghai; Canton Club, Canton 
China; Montana Society of Civil Engineers; American Institute of Mining 
Engineers. 

He was married three times: first, December 22, 1882, to Emma A. Bayard 
of Livingstone. Three children were born to them: Wilbur Edmond, resides in 
Salt Lake City, Utah; Royal Lee,"N. U." '04. He was again married August 
26, 1895, to Mary E. Steele of Pony, Montana. Three children were born to 
them : two died in infancy and one daughter resides in Idaho. He was married 
the third time October 22, 1904, to Beatrice K. Zilz, a native of Austria, but a 
resident of San Francisco, Cal., for several years, who survives him and resides 
in Manila, P. I. 

HON. MARSHALL DAVIS SMITH, B. S. 

Marshall D. Smith, son of Elkanah K. and Esther Clark (Davis) Smith, 
was born in Montello, Wisconsin, January 31, 1862. In 1871, his parents moved 
to Northfield, Vt., where he prepared for college in the high school. He 
entered the University in September, 1877 and graduated B. S. in Civil Engi- 
neering in 1881; was a corporal, sergeant and 1st lieutenant in the corps of 
cadets; member of the A 2' II Fraternity. He served as trustee of "N. U." 
1904-11; was secretary of the Board of Trustees, 1908-09; secretary and treas- 
urer. General Alumni Association of "N. U." 1905-09; president, Vermont 
Alumni Association of "N. U." 1907-08. 



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He was assistant engineer, Texas & Pacific R. R. under General Dodge, 
'51, 1881-83; employ motive power department, Mexican National, 1883-92. 

He engaged in the real estate and 
insurance business in Northfield, from 
1892-1909; was \dce-president, North- 
field Trust Co., 1908-10; director 
Northfield Savings Bank, 1905 to 
date. In October, 1909, he removed 
to Ai'dmore, Okla., where he has en- 
gaged in the real estate and loan busi- 
ness to date. 

He is a Democrat in politics; 
represented Northfield in the House 
of Representatives, 1902-04; was 
secretary of the local Democratic 
Committee, 1898-1909. He has also 
held many local offices; was village 
clerk, 1908-09; secretary. Board of 
Trade from its organization in 1898 
to 1G09. He is a member of the 
Congregational Church of Northfield, 
serving as trustee from 1904 until 
1909;I.O. O.F. 

He was married October 27, 
Hon. MarshaU Davis Smith. 1895, to Catherine Carleton Hors- 

ford of Charlotte, Vt. They have one daughter, Esther Jannette, born in 
1902. 

WILLIAM HOWARD WILMARTH, B. S. 

William H. Wilmarth, son of 
WiUiam Daniel and Susan Josephine 
(Mann) Wilmarth, and brother of 
D. E. Wilmarth, '84, was born in 
Attleboro, ]Mass., May 17, 1860. 
He prepared for college in the schools 
of his town and at the Academy in 
Exeter, N. H. He entered the Uni- 
versity in 1877, and graduated B. S. 
in Civil Engineering in 1881; was a 
corporal, sergeant, and captain in the 
corps of cadets; valedictorian; senior 
gold medalist, member of the A 2 11 
Fraternity ; was a student at Lehigh 
University a short time in 1881-82. 

He engaged in manufactm'ing in 
Attleboro during 1882-84; studied 
law in Boston, 1884-85. He has 
served as president of the W. D. 
Wilmarth & Co., (corporation), Attle- 
boro, Mass., since 1885. William Howard Wilmarth. 




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At an early age, he developed marked ability for music and painting which 
subjects, he studied in connection with his other work until 1885, when he 
removed to Milan, Italy, where he has since resided. Here he has continued his 
work under the masters of that country and is achieving success as a landscape 
painter. He is a member of the Congregational Church. 

He was married at Milan, Italy, March 3, 1898, to Luciana Tezi. They 
have three children, Luciana, born in 1899; Susanna, born in 1901 and William 
Henry, born in 1904. 



NON-GRADUATES, 1881. 



HARRY LEWIS CLEVELAND. 

Harry L. Cleveland, son of James Payne and Martha Ann (Flint) Cleve- 
land, was born in Braintree, Vt., May 15, 1860, and died in St. Paul, Minn., 
April 14, 1901. At an early age, his parents removed to Randolph, Vt., where 
he attended the public schools. He finished liis preparations for college at 
the State Normal School, Randolph, Vt., and entered the University, August 
30, 1877, remaining until 1878. 

He located in St. Paul, Minn., about 1882, and was in the employ of the 
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul R. R., from 1882 until the time of his death. 
He was married in St. Paul to Addie Allen. 



WILLIAM ANDREW JENNINGS. 

William A. Jennings, son of Cyrus and Alice (Eddy) Jennings, was born 
in Hubbardton, Vt., December 10, 1862. He prepared for college in the Bran- 
don graded schools and entered the University from Hortonville, in April, 
1878, remaining until March 1879; was a member of the d X Fraternity. 

He was engaged in the banking business in Ames, Kansas, 1886-89, and 
in Cleburne, Texas, 1889-91. He returned to Vermont in 1891, and engaged 
in farming in Hubbardton until 1896, and in Orwell from 1896 to date. 

He is a Republican in politics and has held several town offices in Orwell. 
He is a member of Independence Lodge, F. and A. M. of Orwell. 

He was married June 8, 1893, to Jennie Northup Warren, daughter of 
Stephen N. Warren, '41. They have one child, AHce Antoinette, born July 
21, 1898. 

WILLIAM SMITH MADDOCK. 

WiUiam S. Maddock, son of William Brundett, and Elizabeth (Smith) 
Maddock, was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., March 9, 1862, and died there Sep- 
tember 10, 1884. He attended the schools of his city, and entered the Uni- 
versity March 8, 1876, and remained until June 27, 1878; was a member of the 
X Fraternity. 

He spent four years in Staffordshire, Eng., and then engaged in the pottery 
business with his father in New York city until his death. 



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DAVID TERRY WINTON. 

David T. Winton, son of A. L. Winton, was born in Bridgeport, Conn., 
May 20, 1859. He prepared for college in the schools of his city and entered 
the University, April 26, 1877; was honorably discharged, March 27, 1879; 
was a member of the AZ 11 Fraternity. 

He engaged in newspaper work in Bridgeport, until about 1884, when 
he located in Hanover, Mich., where he edited the Hanover Times, until 1890. 
He then returned to Bridgeport and continued in the newspaper work; was 
editor of the Stamford, {Qonn.)Democrat, 1898-1900; assistant editor of paper 
in Hartford, Conn., 1900-04. Since this last date he has resided in Mama- 
roneck, N. Y. 




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GEORGE TAFT HOBBS, B. S. 

George T. Hobbs, son of George Webster Hobbs, "N. U." '58, and Chloe 
E. (Taft) Hobbs, was born in Uxbridge, Mass., November 17, 1861. He pre- 
pared for college in the schools of his city, and entered the University, August 
29, 1878, graduating B. S. in 1882; was a sergeant and a captain in the corps 
of cadets; assistant editor of the Reveille; member of the A 2' // Fraternity. 

He studied law with his father during 1881-83. He has engaged in the 
real estate and insurance business in Uxbridge, Mass., from 1883 to date, 
meeting with success. 

He is a Republican in politics and has held several offi(;es. He has been 
a notary public and justice of the peace, since 1884; was auditor in 1892 and 
1893; member of the Board of Health for several years; member and clerk of 
the Board of Assessors, 1907-08; secretary of the Blackstone Valley Agricul- 
tural Society; town clerk, Uxbridge. 

He is a member of the Uxbridge Lodge, I. O. O. F.; member and past 
Master of the A. O. U. W.; Composite Club; Macomber Associates; Mendon 
Historical Society; Uxbridge Grange; Worcester Pomona Grange; Nipmuc 
Canoe Club; Secretary of the "Old Home Week' ' committee. 



MALVERD ABIJAH HOWE, M. S., C. E. 

Malverd A. Howe, son of Dr. Asa Howe, '43, and Lucy Ann Frances (Cum- 
mings) Howe, was born in Northfield, Vt., December 9, 1863. He prepared 
for college in Northfield High School, 
(Class of 1879) and entered the Uni- 
versity in 1879, graduating B. S. in 
C. E., in 1882. He was a corporal, 
sergeant, and captain in the corps of 
cadets; editor of the Reveille, and a 
member of the A H 11 Fraternity. 
He entered the Thayer School, 
Dartmouth College and graduated 
C. E. in 1886. 

He was instructor of Surveying 
and Drawing at Harvard University, 
1886-87; and in 1887, he was ap- 
pointed professor of Civil Engineer- 
ing at the Rose Polytechnic Institute, 
Terre Haute, Ind., which chair h(; 
has since held, al.so keeping up an 
outside practice of his profession, 
confined i)rincipally to buildings and 
bridges. In 1S97, he declined an 
offer of a })osit ion in the lOngineering 
department of the; Imperial Univer- 
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He is a practical investigator and author of high standing. His publi- 
cations are: Sabula Draw by Graphics, 1887; Retaining Walls for Earth, 1897; 
4th edition, 1907; A Treatise on Arches, 1897, 2nd edition, 1907; Design of Sim- 
ple Roof Trusses in Wood and Steel, 1902, 2nd edition, 1907; Symmetrical Ma- 
sonry Arches, 1907; Theory of the Continuous Girder, 1S89; Maximum Stresses 
in Draw Bridges having Two Equal Arms, pamphlet, 1894; Formulas, Diagrams 
and Tables for Engineers and Architects, pamphlet, 1893; Tables for Use in Appli- 
cation of the Method of Least Squares, 1890; Some Experiments to Determine the 
Strength of American Vitrified Seicer Pipe, pamphlet, 1891; Bridge Deflections, 
pamphlet, 1895. He has also wTitten numerous articles for engineering jour- 
nals and papers, and society transactions. He is a member of the American 
Societ}^ of Civil Engineers; the Society for the Promotion of Engineering 
Education; American Society for Testing Materials. 

He married at Emporia, Kan., June 25, 1888, Jessie, daughter of Homer 
Heaton and Georgia Virginia (Steadman) White of that place. They have one 
child: Homer Asa Howe "N. U.," '11. 

CLARENCE EUGENE RANDALL, B. S. 

Clarence E. Randall, son of George Conn and Aurora Mehitable (Butters) 
Randall, was born in Northfield, "\'t.. June 16, 1859. He attended the public 

schools of his town, and graduated 
from the high school in 1878. He 
entered the LTniversity, August 29, 
1878 and remained until October, 
1879; was a member of the 6 X 
Fraternity; received in 1910 the de- 
gree ofB.S.,asforl882. 

He was telegraph operator Cen- 
tral Vermont Railroad, 1879-83; 
train despatcher, Boston, Concord, 
and Montreal (now the Boston & 
Maine,) Januarj^-May, 1884; Boston 
and Lowell, May, 1884-1889; Con- 
cord & Montreal, 1889-1895; Boston 
and Maine, 1895-1898. Since this 
last date he has been chief train des- 
patcher on the Boston & Maine 
Railroad, with headquarter in Woods- 
ville. 

He was married March 2, 
1881, to Mar>' MeUnda Dole of 
Northfield. Two children have been 
born to them: George Christopher, 




Clarence Eugene Randall. 



"N. U." '04; Harry Dole, born October 23, 1885, and was drowned in 
the Ammonoosuc river, AprU 22, 1901. 

HON. FRED ELTON STEELE, M. S., M. D. 

Fred E. Steele, son of Samuel Warren and Martha (Cram) Steele, was 
born in Northfield, Vt., IMay 28, 1859. He prepared for college at the North- 
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remaining until 1880, leaving to take up the study of medicine; was a member 
of the A 2i 17 Fraternity; received from the University the degrees of B. S. as 
for 1882 in 1902 and M. S. in 1909; was a member of the St;i1 c Hoard of Visitors 
to the University 1898-1902; served 
as alumni trustee from 1907 to date. 

He graduated M. D. from the 
Hahneman Medical College, Chicago, 
in 1882; practiced his profession in 
Gaysville, Vt., 1882-1903; Mont- 
pelier, Vt., 1903 to date. He has 
taken an active interest in school 
matters; was superintendent ■ of 
schools, Gaysville for 15 years. He 
served in the Vermont National Guard 
during 1877-80. He is a Republican 
in poUtics, represented the town of 
Stockbridge in the House of Repre- 
sentatives, 1890-92; was State sena- 
tor, Windsor county, 1898-1900. 

He is a member and past 
Master of White River Lodge, No. 
90, F. and A. M., Bethel; Whitney 
Chapter, No. 5, R. A. M. and 
Haswell Council No. 5, of Randolph; 
Mt. Zion Commandery No. 9 and 
Mt. Sinai Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S. Hon. Pred Elton Steele.- 

of MontpeUer. He is an active member of the Vermont State Homeo- 
pathic Medical Society, serving as its secretary, 1884-88, president in 1889 
and 1903; member of the State Board of Supervisors for the Insane and presi- 
dent of the board, 1898; member of the Board of United States Pension Exam- 
ining Surgeons, Washington county. 

He was married September 17, 1880, to Luna May Brooks, cousin of W. 
G. Brooks, '98, of Northfield. They have three children: Fred Elton, 
"N. U.," '05; Edwin Harrington, born May 17, 1898; Warren Brooks, born, 
June 20, 1901. 




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NON-GRADUATES, 1882. 



BYRON THORP CARR. 

Byron T. Carr, son of Col. Byron Oscar and Mary Elsie (Buck) Carr, and 
brother of Gen. E. M. Carr, '79, was born in Galesburg, 111., March 16, 1861. 
He prepared for college in the schools of Galesburg, and entered the University 

August 29, 1878, remaining until 
October 26, 1879; was a member of 
the 6 X Fraternity. 

He was telegraph operator, Cen- 
tral Pacific R. R., from Ogden, Utah 
to San Francisco, 1879-81; train 
despatcher, same road, 1881-88. He 
located in Seattle, Washington in 
188S, where he was superintendent of 
the Seattle Street Ry. Co. during 
1888-90; was chief clerk to the 
manager and general superintendent, 
Oregon Improvement Co., Seattle in 
1890. He located 3000 acres of land 
under the desert land act in Yakima 
Co. in 1891. He was in charge of 
property for the Okanoagan County 
Com-t in 1892; was train despatcher, 
Great Northern Ry., Spokane to 
Seattle, 1892-97. In July 1897, he 
located in Alaska, being one of the 
first to cross the famous "White Pass 
Byron Thorp Carr. Trail" to Dawson. He returned to 

Seattle in November 1898; was secretary and treasurer of the F. A. 
Buck Co., wholesale merchants, Seattle 1899-1904; was an extensive dealer in 
horses in 1905 In 1906, he entered the emjiloy H. F. Norton Co., dealers in 
leather, hides, wool and shoe store suppUes and is now a member of the firm. 
He was twice married; first, August 28, 1882, to Amy Childs of Sacremento, 
who died January 17, 1884. They had one child, a son who died in infancy. 
He was again married April 30, 1895, to Mary Sewall Buck of Seattle. 




CHARLES LEROY EMERSON, M. D. 

Charles L. Emerson, son of Bingham Melvin (Caswell) and Hester Ann 
(Emerson) Emenson, was born in Stockbridge, Vt., April 2, 1860. In 1870, 
his parents removed to Northfield, Vt., where be prepared for college. He 
entered the University in 1878, remaining until 1880; was a member of the 
AI n Fraternity. He graduated M. D. from the Chicago (111.) Medical 
College in 1885. 

He practiced his profession in West Hartford, \i., 1886-88; Orwell, Vt., 
1888-90; Putnam, N. Y., 1890-94; Norwich, Vt., 1S96-1901; Boston, 1901-10. 
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N. H., where he has made his. home to date. He was for four years a member 
of Company A, 1st Regiment Vermont Militia. He is a member of the Ver- 
mont State Electric Medical Society. 

He has been married twice: first, October 4, 1884 to Hannah Jones Dalton 
of Stockbridge, Vt., who died April 16, 1894. Three children were born of 
this marriage: a son died in infancy; Bertha Anna, born November 31, 1890, 
married G. Walter Clark, "N. U." '09; Hester May, born February 24, 1894. 
He was married the second time to Addle Marie Lillie of Putnam, N. Y.; one 
child, David Wesley, born April 30, 190.5. 



CHARLES MARSH DAVIS, B. S., LL. B. 

Charles M. Davis, son of John 
Preston and Phoebe Loraine (Marsh) 
Davis, was born in Northfield, Vt., 
June 13, 1860. He prepared for col- 
lege at the Northfield High School and 
entered the University, September 
10, 1877, remaining until January, 
1880; was a member of the 6 X Fra- 
ternity. 

He graduated B. S. from 
Dartmouth College in 1882; studied 
law for some time with Hon. Frank 
Plumley of Northfield and graduated 
LL. B. from the Boston University 
Law School in 1889. He was admit- 
ted to the Washington County bar 
in October, 1889 and practiced his 
profession in Northfield until 1899, 
when he retired from active practice 
to engage in the woolen business in 
Northfield Falls. He served as trus- 
tee of "N. U.," 1892-93, and from 
1909 to date. Charles Marsh Davis. 

He was married September 14, 1892 to Mary H. Wooster, (N. H. S. 
of Northfield. Two children have been born to them: John Wooster, 
July 1.5, 1893; Emma Louise, born June 25, 1896. 




,, '87) 
born 



GEORGE PEPPERELL FROST HOBSON, A. B. 

George P. F. Hobson, son of Isaac Townshend and Frances P^llon (I^rewer) 
Hobson, was born in Wiscasset, Me., August 10, 1861. He prepared for coll(>ge 
at the Hallowell (Maine) Classical School, and at Phillips Academy, Exefer, 
N. H.; was a cadet at "N. U." from November, 1878 until July, 1879. He 
graduated from Harvard University in 1886, with the degree^ of A. 15. 

He served as clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court of Lincoln, Me., frcjm 
1889 until 1890, when he moved to Brooklyn, N. Y., where he has since made 
his home. He was instructor in the Boys' Latin School of Brooklyn, 1890-93; 
Adelphi Academy, same city, 1893-98. Since this last date, he has been in- 



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structor in Latin in the Boys' High School of Brooklyn. He served as a 
private in Co. A., 2.3d Regiment, National Guard of New York, for five years. 
He is a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church. 

He was married in Augusta, Me., November 25, 1904, to Helen Topliff 
Wilder, a native of Calais, Me. One child: Wilder, born February 18, 1906. 

HARRY MARSH JONES. 

Harry M. Jones, son of S. W. and C. F. (Marsh) Jones, was born in Bran- 
don, Vt., October 4, 1862. He prepared for college in the schools of his town 
and entered the University, August 28, 1878, remaining one year; was a mem- 
ber of the d X Fraternity. 

He was teller in the Brandon National Bank until 1885, when he located 
in Omaha, Neb., where he engaged in business for several years. He now 
resides in Brandon, Vt. 




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JAMES MICHAEL HOLLAND, B. S., A. M., LL. B. 

James M. Holland, son of Timothy and Mary (Hurley) Holland, and 
half-brother of Timothy Holland, '02, and Daniel A. Holland, '04, and uncle 
of Arthur Holland, '13, was born in Northfield, Vt., June 20, 1859. He pre- 
pared for college at the Northfield High School, and entered the University, 
March 11, 1880, and graduated 
B. S. in 1883; was a 2d lieutenant 
in the corps of cadets; valedictorian, 
and at one time the only cadet 
member of the d X Fraternity. 
He began the study of law in addi- 
tion to his regular college work in 
the winter of 1882-83. He was ad- 
mitted to the bar at Gladwin, 
Mich., in the fall of 1884. He en- 
tered the law school of the Univer- 
sity of Michigan in the same year, 
from which he received the degree 
of LL. B. in 1885. 

He practiced law, and repre- 
sented the Eastern Banking Com- 
pany of Boston, Mass., in North 
Dakota, 1885-87. In 1887, he went 
to the Pacific coast, and engaged in 
law, real estate and banking with 
headquarters at Seattle, Wash., and 
Vancouver, B. C. He established 
and was the first president of the 
bank of Sumas, Wash. ; was interest- J^"^^^ ^'"^^^^ ^°^^''^- 

ed in coal lands, and developing same, 1887-95. In 1895, he went to New 
York city, and has since been interested in real estate and public utilities. 
He bought and sold hundreds of thousands of acres of land in the West for him- 
self and other parties, and assisted scores of poor men to get homes of their own. 

During the past ten years, he has spent part of his summers in Northfield; 
and has done much to advance the welfare of his native town. He materially 
assisted in estabhshing some of its industries; laid out several streets, purchased 
the principal watershed, and was about putting in a water system in Northfield, 
when that town voted to build its own water system, and purchased his water 
holdings. Northfield can thank him for many things, principally its water 
system, and the Northfield Trust Company which he conceived and assisted 
in promoting. Mr. Holland is particularly proud of the fact that he has in- 
vested large sums of money for many people; and in no case have any of them 
suffered a loss, but always received handsome i)rofits or high rates of interest. 

He has ever had and taken a deep interest in the University; was one of 
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the first permanent endowment fund of the University, giving to this fund 
about the first hundred dollars he earned after leaving the University. He has 
given more financial aid to a greater number of cadets than any other alumnus 
except General Dodge, '51, besides assisting many young men in other col- 
leges. In 1910, he was elected a member of the University Board of Trustees. 
In 1911, the University conferred upon him the degree of A. M. 

He was married March 14, 1895, to Eliza Metcalf of Northfield, sister 
of George W. Metcalf, '73. 



WILBUR CLARK HOW^, B. S. 

Wilbur C. Howe, son of Elhanan Winchester and Permeha Jane (Soper) 
Howe, and brother of F. L. Howe, '80, was born in Northfield, Vt., June 19, 

1863. He prepared for college at 
the Northfield High School and en- 
tered the University in September, 
^^. ^ 1879, graduating B. S. from the 

jl^a^ Science and Literature course in 

' 1883; was a musician, corporal, ser- 

geant and captain in the corps of 
cadets; salutatorian; member of the 
A J // Fraternity. 

He was a clerk for H. L. 
Kenyon, Northfield, general mer- 
chandise, 1883-85; clerk, freight 
department. Central Vermont Rail- 
road, and in the express and tele- 
graph office, Northfield, 1885-86; 
station agent, Boston & Maine 
Railroad, Went worth, N. H., 1886- 
92; telegi-aph operator, same road, 
Nashua, N. H., 1892 to date. He 
served in Company F, 1st Regiment, 
V. N. G., 1881-86, as corporal and 
sergeant. He is a member and 
past Commander of the Knights 
of the Maccabees of Nashua, N. H. 




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Wilbur Clark Howe. 



He was married June 21, 1887, to Abbie May Whitcher of Wentworth, 
N. H., who died in 1911 ; no children. His address is Nashua, N. H. 



GEORGE ROBERTS MINER, B. S., A. M. 

George R. Miner, son of Aliman Lewis and Susan Sarah (Roberts) Miner, 
was born at Manchester, Vermont, August 17, 1862. He prepared for college 
at the Burr & Burton Seminary and entered the University in 1879, graduating 
B. S. in 1883; was a corporal, sergeant and second lieutenant in the corps of 
cadets; editor in chief of the Reveille; member of the A 2^ 77 Fraternity; secre- 
tary "N. U." Alumni Association of New York city, 1892-93. The Univer- 
sity conferred upon him the degree of M. S. in course in 1897. 



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During his college course, he took 
great interest in literary and dramatic 
work, and soon after his graduation, 
he entered the field of journalism. 
He has continued in newspaper work 
to date, meeting with marked suc- 
cess. He was reporter on the New 
York Herald, 1883-84; was editor of 
the Paris Edition of the Herald, 1884- 
96; editor of the Cosmopolitan Maga- 
zine, 1896-98; Sunday editor of the 
Philadelphia Press; editor and proprie- 
tor of the Bangor Daily News; was 
successively Sunday editor, news edi- 
tor, and dramatic editor of the New 
York World, 1900-04; Sunday editor of 
the New York Herald, 1904-08; manag- 
ing editor, London edition of the New 
York Herald, 1908 to date. He ser- 
ved for some time as aide-de-camp on 
the staff of Gen. L. G. Kingsley, '55; 
commander of the Vermont miUtia. 

He was married June 10, 1886, to 
Mary S. Upton, of Salem, Mass. 




George^Roberts Miner. 



NON-GRADUATES, 1883. 




Edwin Oscar Blanchard. 



EDWIN OSCAR BLANCHARD, 
D. D. S. 

Edwin O. Blanchard, son of Dr. 
George Dudley and Ellen (Blood) 
Blanchard, was born in Plainfield, 
Vt., April [26, 1862. In 1864 his 
parents removed to Barre, Vt., and 
in 1866 to Randolph. He prepared 
for college at the Randolph High 
School, and entered the Univensity, 
September 4, 1879, remaining until 
July, 1880, when, owing to a serious 
sickness, he was obliged to give up 
the University course; was a member 
of the .-^27/ Fraternity. 

He began the study of dentistry 
with his father; and in 1881, entered 
the office of Dr. D. G. Williams of 
Boston, where he remained four 
years. During two years of the 
time, he studied at the Boston 
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in 1885. He practiced his profession in Randolph from 1885 to date, meeting 
■nith marked success in his practice. 

He is an active member of the Bethany Congregational Church and has 
served for nineteen years as superintendent of the Sabbath School; Phoenix 
Lodge, No. 28, F. and A. M.j Northeastern Dental Association, Alumni 
Association of Tufts College and the Vermont State Dental Society. He has 
taken a prominent part in promoting the growth of this last society serving 
for four years as chairman of the executive committee, second vice-president 
in 1893, vice-president in 1894, and president in 1895. He has served on the 
Dental Examining Board of the State of Vermont from 1904 to date; was 
president of the Randolph Board of Trade two years. 

He was married August 5, 1886, to Mary Alice Gay of Randolph, Vt. 
They have one adopted daughter, Helen Gay Blanchard, born November 
16, 1896. 

JOHN WESLEY RAMSAY. 




John W. Ramsay, son of Charles Fayette and Aurilla (Benton) Ramsay , 
was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., November 11, 1864 and died of tuberculosis 

at the hospital in Waterbury, Vt., 
in December, 1895; was bm-ied in 
Waitsfield, Vt. In 1873, his parents 
removed to Waitsfield, Vt., where he 
attended the pubUc schools. He en- 
tered the L'niversity in September, 
1879 and remained until July, 1881; 
was a member of the A I! 11 Frater- 
' e? nity. 

r-s He enlisted in the United States 

.\i'my in December, 1882, and served 

as clerk at the Da\'id's Island Post, 

jB Long Island, N.Y., for eight months; 

^^^ was discharged in 1883. At an early 

^^^^^^^^ J^^^ fige, he began corresponding for the 

jf^^^^^^^^^^^^^^fii' county papers; and in 1883, he began 

^^^I^^^^^^^^^P^ his newspaper career with the North- 

'^f^^^^K^^f ^e\d News. He was emplo3'ed on 

that paper, 1883-84; was reporter 
Burlington Free Press for some time; 
was assistant editor Burlington In- 
dependent; was editor and pubUsher, 
Granite City Leader, 1892-95. He 
John Wesley Ramsay. ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ordinary Uterary 

abihty and wTote several poems of merit. He was a Republican in pohtics; 
was United States deputy inspector of customs at Richford, Vt., 1894-95. 

He was married September 22, 1894, to Clara L. Bloomey of Barre, who sur- 
W'es him and resides in Hillsboro, N. H. 



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HERBERT EUGENE THAYER. 

Herbert E. Thayer, son of Willard Monroe and Esther Roxanna (Millet) 
Thayer, was born in Warren, Vt., March 30, 1856. He attended the district 
schools of his town; graduated from 
the Randolph Normal School in 
1876, nearly completed the second 
course; attended Montpelier Semi- 
nary in 1878-79. He entered the 
University October 16, 1879, and re - 
mained until June, 1882; was a ser- 
geant in the corps of cadets ; member 
of the .^ 2' 77 Fraternity. 

He was manager of the Atlanta, 
Georgia office of the E. E. Murray 
& Co., map publishers, New York 
city, 1882-84; taught private writing 
schools, 1884-90; instructor, Mathe- 
matics, Derby, Vt., Academy, 1890- 
93; taught in Westfield, 1893-94; 
wTiting school, Barton, 1894-96; Rich- 
ford, Vt., 1896-97; Sharon, 1900-03; 
Woodbury, 1903-05; Keene Valley, 
N. Y., 1906-07; Green Village, N. J., 
1908-09. He is a member of White 
River Lodge, I. O. O. F. of Sharon, 

\rt. -LT- Jj • -NT j-uc 1 I ^Tt. Herbert Eugene Thayer. 

Vt. His address is Northrield, v t. 

REV. GEORGE ERASTUS TYLER. 

George E. Tyler, son of Erastus 
and Martha (Graves) Tyler, was 
born in Vernon, Vt., March 9, 1861. 
He attended the schools of his town 
and the Powers Institute, Bernard- 
ston, Mass. He entered the LTniver- 
sity in the fall of 1879 and remained 
until the spring, of 1880; was a mem- 
ber of the A Z n Fraternity. 

He taught school in Vernon, Vt., 
1880-83; was principal of the Gram- 
mar school in Erving, Mass., in 1883; 
was clerk and book-keeper for Wash- 
burnc & Heyward Chair Co., Erving, 
Mass., 188.3-91; superintendent of 
Schools, Vernon Vt., 1882-85. He 
was member of the school board, 
Erving, Mass., 1886-89; same, Stur- 
bridge, Mass., 1892-95. He has 
taken an active interest in the public 
affairs of the towns where he has lived ; 





Rev. George Erastus Tyler. 



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was a member of the board of selectmen, Erving, Mass., 1887-90, and its 
chairman two years. 

Determining to enter the ministry, he spent his spare time during 1882-91 
as a lay worker and in theological study; was ordained, in the Advent Church, 
Boston, Mass., May 30, 1890; was pastor, Sturbridge, Mass., Church, 1891-95; 
Hartford, Conn., 1895-98; Bristol, Conn., 1898 to date. He has been very 
successful in his church work, the membership largely increasing and due to 
his untiring labors a fine church was erected in Stm-bridge, all debts at Bristol 
paid and money placed at interest. He was president Advent Mission Society 
Boston, Mass., 1905 to date and a member of the executive committee; presi- 
dent United Loyal Workers Society of Conn., 1901 to date. 

He was married at Vernon, Vt., March 28, 1887 to Lula CeUna Newton. 
Six children have been born to them: Ralph Newton, born February 5, 1888; 
Amy Evalyn, born February 25, 1891; Percy George, born February 14, 1895; 
William Carey, born October 27, 1897; Esther Lydia, born June 8, 1902; and 
Miriam Emma, born November 1, 1905. 




Hike, iQio. 



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CLASS OF 1884. 



CAPTAIN CALVERT KING MELLEN, M. S., A. M. 

Calvert K. Mellen, son of John and Rebecca Calvert (King) Mellen, was 
born in Richmond, Va., August 8, 1864. His parents removed to Dover, 
N. H., in 1865, and to Durham, N. H., in 1869. He jjrepareil for college in 
the schools of Durham and at the 
FrankUn Academy, Dover, N. H., 
and entered the University from 
Durham, N. H., September 6, 1880, 
graduating B. S. in Civil Engineer- 
ing in 1884; was a corporal, 2d 
lieutenant and 1st lieutenant in 
the corps of cadets; assistant editor 

of the Revielle; valedictorian; mem- ^^^^^^^B & 

ber of the A H U Fraternity; re- 
ceived the following degrees in course 
from the University: M. S. in 1890, 
and A. M. in 1897. 

He was assistant head master, 
Cary Seminary, Oakfield, N. Y., 
1884-87; instructor of Mathematics 
at the Holderness School, Plymouth, 
N. H., 1887-89; commandant and 
instructor in Mathematics, De Veaux 
College, Niagara Falls, N. Y., 1889- 
96; organized the Mellen School, 
Buffalo, N. Y., in 1896 and was its 
principal until 1899; instructor of Captain Calvert King Mellen. 

Mathematics, Central High School, Buffalo, N. Y., 1899-1906; i)rincipal, 
Lafayette High School, Buffalo, 1906 to date. 

He has taken great interest in military matters; served as 1st lieutenant, 
42d Separate Co., New York National Guard, Niagara Falls, January 19, 1892 
to January 7, 1897, and performed active duty at the "Lumber Shovers" 
strike at Tonawanda in 1892 and 1893, and at the Switchmen 's strike at Buffalo 
in 1892; 1st lieutenant, 74th Regiment, New York National Guard, Buffalo, 
January 7, 1897 to August, 1898; cajjtuin same, August, 1898 to February, 
1901. • The 74th Regiment volunteered for service during the Spanish- American 
War, but was detailed for home duty. He is a member of Queen City 
Lodge, F. and A. M. of Buffalo, Keystones Chapter, No. 200, R. A. M., Niagara 
Commandery, No. 64, K. T., Buffalo Consistory .32°; Ismailia Temple, 
Mystic Shrine, Buffalo; Zuleika Grotto, V. P. E. R.; University Club; Buffalo 
Schoolmaster's Club, and its president in 1910; president of the Laymen's 
League of Buffalo, 1910 to date; vice-president, Associated Academic Princi- 
pals of New York, 1910 to date; director of the Playground Association. 

He was married at Oakfield, N. Y., July 7, 1892 to Constance Thorne 
Jones of Oakfield, N. Y, Ope child Rebecca, born October 2, 1902. 




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THOMAS HENRY NICKERSON, M. E. 

Thomas H. Xickerson, son of Isaac Henry and Irene Lucy (Xash) Nicker- 

son, was born in Harrington, Me., October 11, 1862. At an early age, his 

parents removed to Calais, Me., where 
he prepared for college in the high 
school. He entered the University, 
September 6, 1880, and graduated 
with the degree of M. E. in 1884; 
was a corporal, 1st lieutenant and cap- 
/ m ^ _. ^^^^^^^ t^i'^ i^ t^6 corps of cadets; saluta- 

torian; business manager of the 
Reveille, 1881-84; pitcher on base ball 
team; member of the A H 11 Fra- 
ternity. He graduated from East- . 
man's Business College, Poughkeepsie, 
X. Y., January 15, 1885 as INIaster 
of Accounts. 

He was engineer for the Santee 
]\Iining Co. of Nacoochee, Ga. from 
February until August, 1885, when 
he entered the employ of Child, 
Xickerson & Co., jobbers and hard- 
ware dealers, Athens, Ga., as a 
book-keeper. He became a member 
of the firm in 1886; and on the incor- 
poration of the finn in 1889, as the 
Athens Hardware Co., he was elected 

secretary. He has served as president of the company since February 19, 

1910. 

He is a member of the Episcopal Church; Knights of Pythias, serving as 

Grand Chancellor of Georgia in 1907 and Supreme Representative for Georgia, 

1910 to date; Century Club. 

He was married June 27, 1887 to Lizzie De Hart Perkins a native of 

Mechanics Fall, Me. Six children have been born to them: Reuben, born in 

August, 1888, died in Xovember, 1895; Irene X^ash, born in September, 1870; 

Thomas Henry, Jr., born in May, 1892; Earl DeHart, born in September, 1894, 

died in April, 1S95; Samuel H., born in September, 1896; X'amun D., born 

December 25, 1898. 




Thomas Henry Nickerson. 



XELSOX LEWIS SHELDOX, M. S., A. M. 

Xelson L. Sheldon, son of Egbert and CorneHa E. (Richardson) Sheldon, 
was born in Stockbridge, Vt., May 23, 1860. He attended the schools of 
his native tov\Ti and finished his preparation for college at Goddard Seminary, 
Barre, Vt. He entered the University, September 6, 1880, and graduated in 
1884 with the degree of B. S.; received the degree of M. S. in course in 1887 and 
the honorary degree of A. M. in 1890; was a corporal, sergeant and first lieuten- 
ant in the corps of cadets; was president of his class and class orator. He was 
instrumental in reviving the Reveille in 1882 and served as editor-in-chief 
during 1882-84; organized the Xorwich University Alumni Association of 



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Boston, serving as secretary, 1889-97, and as president, 1898-1903 and 1909 
to date. In 1911, he was elected president of the General Alumni Association 
of the University. 

He began teaching at the age of nineteen, his first school being in Roches- 
ter, Vt.; was principal of the Northfield Grammar School winter term of 1883- 
84. He studied law in the office of Hon. Edgar H. Woodman of Concord, N. 
H., one year. In September, 1885, he accepted the principalship of the West 
Newbury (Mass) High School, where he remained until 1888. He then be- 
came principal of the Norwood 
(Mass.) High School, which he re- 
organized and where he remained 
until 1891, resigning to accept the 
executorship of the large estate left 
by Albert Whitcomb of Bethel, Vt., 
for charitable pm-poses. 

He was engaged in settling this 
estate and in the study of law at the 
Boston University Law School until 
1896, when he was admitted to the 
bar in Boston, where he has prac- 
ticed his profession to date. He 
has also been admitted to practice 
before the United States Courts, 
and has gained a high rank as an 
attorney. He has often served as 
master and auditor. He is counsel 
for several large corjjorations and 
has often acted as legislative coun- 
cil in matters before the Massa- 
chusetts General Court, and else- 
where. He has served as attorney Nelson Lewis Sheldon, 
in several well-known cases. His first important case was an action 
against the Town of Norwood for failure to furnish and sustain suitable 
schoolhouses, "properly furnished and conveniently located." This case 
terminated in the indictment of the Town and led to the present Statute Law 
providing transportation of school pupils at public expense. It is one of the 
two cases in which a town has been indicted in Massachusetts. He was senior 
counsel in the recent celebrated Russell identity case, tried at Cambridge, 
Mass. 

During the Spanish-American War, Mr. Sheldon raised a regiment in 
Massachusetts, which was officered by Norwich cadets. The regiment was 
tendered Governor Walcott, who thanked Mr. Sheldon "for the services of a 
regiment of Norwich Univcsrsity volunteers". Mr. Sheldon served on Col. 
George W. Hooker's staff, which took a prominent part in the reception given 
to Admiral George Dewey, '5.5, on his visiting Vermont in 1898. 

He is a Republii'an in politics and an attendant of the Unitarian Church. 
He is a member of St. John's Lodge, F. and A. M. of Boston and a Knights 
Templar; Society of Colonial Wars; Counsellor of the Society of Colonial Fami- 
lies; Vermont Association of Boston, serving as secretary and treasurer, 1902- 
04, and president in 190G. 




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He is a frequent contributor to the magazines, and has written several 
articles relating to the history of "N. U.", — among others are: The First 
Public School in America; Whij Boys Leave the Farms; Captain Alden Partridge, 
The Founder of Technical Education in America. 

He was married, June 22, 1892, to Jeanie, daughter of George B. and Mary 
(Bicknell) Talbot of Norwood, Mass. 



JUDGE FRED SILAS PARKER, B. S. 

Fred S. Parker, son of George Putnam and Fanny (Richardson) Parker, 
was born in Landgrove, Bennington Co., Vt., March 14, 1864. In 1872, his 

parents removed to Putney, Vt., 
where he attended the district schools. 
He finished his preparation for col- 
lege at the Vermont Academy, 
Saxtons River, and entered the soph- 
omore class of the University, Nov- 
ember 2, 1882, graduating B. S. in 
1884; was a corporal and sergeant in 
the corps of cadets; member of the 
B X Fraternity. 

He was principal of the Maple- 
ton (N. D.) Pubhc School, 1884-86. 
He studied law during 1884-86 and 
was admitted to the bar in North 
Dakota, in the latter year. He prac- 
ticed his profession in EUendale, 
N. D. from 1886 until 1892, when 
he removed to Superior Wis., where 
he has made his home and has prac- 
ticed his profession to date. 

He is a Republican in pohtics 
and has held several offices; was mu- 
nicipal judge of Superior, Wis., 1897- 
Judge Fred Silas Parker. jgoO; was mayor of Superior, 1900-02, 

and ^Municipal judge again from 1905 to date. He is a member of the 
I. O. O. F., Modern Woodmen and the Foresters. His son Eugene F. Parker, 
graduated from N. U." in 1907. 




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NON-GRADUATES, 1884. 



HARRY DENISON STEWART. 

Harry D. Stewart, son of T. J. Stewart, was born in Bangor, Me., March 
25, 1864. He prepared for college in the schools of his city and entered the 
University April 25, 1881, remaining until April, 1883; was assistant editor 
of the Reveille] member of the A^ 11 Fraternity. 

He was clerk for the N. E. and Acadia S. S. Co., Bangor, Me., 1883-90; 
general passenger agent of the Mt. Desert (Maine) R. R., 1887-90. He has 
served as secretary of the Eastern Ice Co., Bangor, Maine, 1885 to date. 

He was married in 1886, to Georgia H. Brown of Clinton, Me. 

ELMER ELLSWORTH WAKEFIELD, 

Elmer E. Wakefield, son of Lovey and Joan Amanda (Amidon) Wakefield, 
was born in Northfield Vt., April 25, 1863, and died there, unmarried, July 
12, 1885. He attended the Northfield High School and entered the University 
April 15, 1881, remaining until December 1882. He was for two years in the 
employ of the Old Colony R. R. as station agent. 

DANIEL EDWIN WILMARTH. 



Daniel E. Wilmarth, son of 
William Daniel and Susan Josephine 
(Mann) Wilmarth and brother of W. 
H. Wilmarth, '81, was born in Attle- 
boro, Mass., March 8, 1863, and died 
in Boston, Mass., May 14, 1894. 
He prepared for college in the schools 
of his city, and entered the Univer- 
sity September 14, 1880, remaining 
two years; was a member of the 
AI n Fraternity. 

He was connected with the W. 
F. Wilmarth Co. of Attleboro for 
several years and for a short time be- 
fore his death was in business in 
Boston. 

He was married Sej^tember 21, 
1886, to Grace Elizabeth Phelps of 
Middletown, Conn., who survives him 
and resides in New York city; no 
children. 



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Daniel Edwin Wilmarth. 



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CLASS OF 1885. 



FRED RICE'BELKXAP, M. S., M. D. 

Fred R. Belknap, son of Dr. Simeon and Addie (Rice) Belknap, was born 
in Rochester, Vt., November 27, 1S62. His parents removed to Xiles, Mich., 
in 1872, where he prepared for college in the local high school. He entered 

the University in 1882 and graduated 
B.S.in C. E., in 1885; was a corporal, 
sergeant and captain in the corps of 
cadets; salutatorian of his class; edi- 
tor-in-chief of the Reveille; member 
of the AI n Fraternity. In 1898, 
the University conferred upon him 
the degree of M. S. in course. He 
worked for a short time engineering 
on the \\'ells River R. R., under Dr. 
Asa Howe, C. E., '43. 

He entered the University of 
Michigan Medical College in 1886 
and remained until 1887, when he 
entered the Bellevue Hospital Medi- 
cal College, New York city, and grad- 
uated M. D. in 1888; studied at the 
Royal University, Berlin, Germany, 
1890-91 ; and at the London School of 
Gynecology, London, England, 1891; 
the Policlinic, Chicago, 111., in 1904. 
He practiced his profession in Niles, 
Mich., from 1888 until 1902, when 
he removed to Benton Harbor, 
practice to date; was a member of 
the Michigan State Board of Health, 1892-1902. He has given many addresses 
on matters relating to his profession. 

He is a member of the Episcopal Church; ^Masonic Lodge; Ivnights of 
Pythias; Woodmen of the ^YorId; Loj-al Americans; .American Medical Asso- 
ciation. 

He was married at Northfield, Vt., December 26, 1888, to Mabel Anna 
Brown, (N. H. S. '85). They have one child: Robert Brown, born December 
31, 1889, now a student at Dartmouth College. 




Fred Rice Belknap. 
Mich., where he has continued his 



HORACE INGERSOLL BETTIS, B. S. 

Horace I. Bettis, son of John Benedict and Harriot Hathaway (Bacon) 
Bettis, was born in Salem, Mass., April 21, 1863. He prepared for college in 
the schools of his city and entered the sophomore class of the University in 
1882 and remained one year; was a member of the AI Fl Fraternity. In 1911, 
the L'niversity conferred ujjou him the degree of B. S. as for 1885. 



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He was an assistant engineer, Boston & Maine R. R., 1881-84; with the 
Thomsom, Houston Electric Co., (afterwards the GeneraCElectric Co.) 1884- 
90, with headquarters in Boston; rep- 
resentative of the Industrial Im- 
provement Co., formed to handle 
the securities of the Thomson- 
Houston Electric Co., Atlanta, Ga., 
1890-93, and was assistant secretary, 
assistant treasurer and general mana- 
ger of the Atlanta Consolidatcil 
Street R. R. Co.; auditor of New- 
Jersey Electric R.R., Patterson, N. ■!., 
1893-95; was auditor of disburse- 
ments, Southern Railway Co., Wash- 
ington, 1895-98; was assistant general 
auditor of the Union Pacific R. R., 
Omaha, Neb., 1898-1903; auditor 
and director of the San Pedro, Los 
Angeles & Salt Lake R. R. Co., 1903 
to date; vice-president and director 
of the Los Vegas Land & Water Co., 
1903 to date; director and secretary 
of the Tampico Petroleum Co. of 
Mexico 1910. 

He is a member of Los Angeles Ho'-ace IngersoU Bettis. 

Lodge, F. and A. M., Signet Chapter, No. 57, R.A. M., Los Angeles Com- 
mandery, No. 9, K. T., and Al Malaikah Temple, Mystic Shrine, California 
Club, T C3 Angeles, Cal. 

MYRON LEMUEL CHANDLER, 
A. M., M. D. 



Myron L. Chandler, son of Lem- 
uel and Lucre! ia Electa (Crossett) 
Chandler, was born in Berlin, Vt., 
May 13, 1864. He prepared for col- 
lege at the Northfield High School, 
class of 1881, and entered the Uni- 
versity September 9, 1881, graduat- 
ing A. B. in 1885; was a corporal, 
sergeant, second and first lieutenants 
in the corps of cadets; assistant editor 
of the; Reveille; valedictorian; member 
of the (') \ Fraternity; received the 
(l(>gree of A. M. in coiu'se in 1898. 

He was commandant of the Mt. 
Pleasant Military Academy, Sing 
Sing, New York, 1885-86; instructor, 
English and Classics, "N. U.", 1887- 
88. He graduated M. D. from the 
University of Vermont, Medical_Col- 
lege in 1891,* receiving first prize for 




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general proficiency; was house physician, Lynn (Mass.) Hospital, 1891-92; 
physician, Barre, Vt., 1893 to date; surgeon, Barre City Hospital since its 
foundation in 1907, president of its Board of Trustees since 1908; health 
officer, Barre, 1894-95, 1897-1899. 

He is a member of CJranite Lodge, F. and A. M., Granite Chapter, R. A. M. 
and St. Aldermar Commandery, K. T., Barre; member Vermont State Medical 
Society and its president in 1905; American Academy of Medicine; American 
Medical Association. 

He was married June 30, 1897, to Alice May Kendell of Laconia, N. H. 
Three children have been born to them: Edward Myron, born January 7, 1899; 
Mary Alice, born May 19, 1900; Lemuel Kendall, born June 14, 1908. His 
address is Barre, Vt. 



MA J. HENRY BLANX'HARD HERSEY, M. S. 

Henry B. Henscy, .son of Joel and Recta (Blanchard) Hersey, was born in 
Williamstown, Vt., July 28, 1861. He attended the schools of his town and 
prepared for college at the Randolph State Normal School. He entered the 

University September 8, 1881, and 
was honorably discharged June 21, 
1883 to enter the LTnited States Sig- 
nal Service Technical School at Fort 
Myer, \a. He was chief musician in 
the corps of cadets; assistant editor 
of the Reveille; member of the X 
Fraternity. He received from the 
University in 1898, the degree of 
B. S. as for 1885; and the degree of 
M. S. in course in 1906. 

He completed the course of study 
at Fort Myer in 1884, and was assigned 
to duty in the Weather Biu-eau. 
He has served at the following 
stations: Washington, D. C. Fort 
Myer, Va., New London, Conn., 
Deadwood, S. D., Titusville, Fla., 
where he had charge of the construc- 
tion of the United States Telegraph 
Line from that town to Jupiter, Fla., 
Santa Fe, New Mexico, Louisville, 
' Maj. Henry Blanchard Hersey. K3^, as section director and inspec- 

tor; Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y., Milwaukee, Wis. He is now one of 
the two inspectors for the United States Weather Bureau, and is stationed 
at Milwaukee. 

He has taken great interest in military matters; was commissioned 2d 
Heutenant Troop E, 1st Battalion, Cavalry, New Mexico National Guard 
in 1895. In 1897, he was appointed adjutant-general of New Mexico with 
rank of colonel. On the breaking out of the Spanish-American War, he was 
appointed major in the 1st United States ^■olunteer Cavalry (Roosevelt Rough 
Riders) and served in Cuba; was mustered out of service in October, 1898, 




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In January 1906, he volunteered for the Welhnan-Chicago Herald Polar 
Expedition, which was organized to make attempt to reach the north pole by 
means of a dirigible balloon from Spitzbergen. He was detailed by the govern- 
ment to accompany the expedition, and later, was appointed executive officer 
of the expedition. While in France preparing for this work, he took up bal- 
looning and became an expert aeronaut. In October 1906, he accompanied 
Lieuteant Frank P. Lahm, U. S. A., in the international balloon race from 
Paris, when they crossed the English Channel and landed in Yorkshire, Eng., 
winning the Gordon-Bennett cup. He was again engaged in ballooning and in 
the Arctic work during the summer of 1907. In October 1907, he entered the 
International Balloon Race, starting from St. Louis, crossed Lakes Michigan 
and St. Clair and seventy-five miles over Lake Erie, landing in Canada. He 
is a licensed pilot of Aero club of France and Aero Club of America. He has 
contributed articles to the Century and other magazines on aeronautic sub- 
jects. 

He is a 32° Mason and a Shriner; fellow of the Royal Meteorological 
Society of London; member of the Aero Club of America, Aero Club of France; 
vice-commander of the Wisconsin Commandery, Military Order of Foreign 
Wars. 



NON-GRADUATES, 188.5. 



MATTHEW BARNEY SMITH. 

Matthew B. Smith, son of Jacob 
Milton and Lucia (Barney) Smith, 
was born in Ogdensburg, N. Y., 
November 27, 1863, and died, un- 
married, in Burlington, Vt., April 1.5, 
1901. In 1880, his parents removed 
to Northfield, where he attended the 
high school. He entered the Univer- 
sity in April, 1881, and remained 
until March, 1883; was a member of 
the A 1 II Fraternity. He was a 
clerk and telegraph operator for the 
Central Vermont and Rutland Rys. 
in Burlington, Vt., 18S3-1<,)()(). Wv 
was a student at an art school in 
Pennsylvania at the time of his 
death. 




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WILLIAM BOYNTON. 

William Boynton, son of Capt. William Henry and Lam-a Ann (Mead) 
Boynton, was born in Northfield, Vt., October 26, 1862. He attended the 
Northfield High School and entered the University, September 13, 1881, 
remaining until June 15, 1882. 

He was baggage-master for the Central Vermont Railroad, 1887-1900. 
Since 1905, he has served as R. F. D. carrier. He was for five years a member 
of Co. F, First Regiment, V. N. G. of Northfield. He is a member of the 
Episcopal Church and De Witt Cfinton Lodge, F. and A. M. of Northfield. 

He was married, December 29, 1896, to Stella Jane Clark of Rutland, 
Vt. OneVhild, Laura Elizabeth, born in 1900. 




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CLASS OF 1886. 



CHARLES HERMAN CHENEY, C. E., A. M. 

Charles H. Cheney, son of Charles Sylvester and Katherine Augusta 
(Hutchins) Cheney, was born in South Manchester, Conn., September 6, 
1866. He prepared for college in the schools of his town and in the Preparatory 
department of the University 1881-82. He entered the Civil Engineering 
department of the L^niversity in September, 1882. He was absent from the 
University during 1883-84; but made up the work in 1884-85, expecting to 
graduate with his class. He spent the 
year, 1885-86, as a special student in 
preparation for the Thayer School of 
Civil Engineering. He was a corporal, 
sergeant, and lieutenant in the corps 
of cadets; business manager of the 
Reveille; played short stop and 
change pitcher on the base ball team ; 
member of the A 2 11 Fraternity. 
He has served as Alumni Trustee 
from 1910 to date. In 1911, the 
University conferred upon him the 
degree of A. M. He entered the 
Thayer School of Civil Engineering 
of Dartmouth College in 1886 and 
graduated with the degree of C. E. in 
1888. 

He was sub-inspector on the 
Galveston Jetties and 2d assistant 
engineer on Galveston Ship Channel 
improvement in 1888 and 1889; was 
professor of Civil Engineering, "N. 

U." 1889-90; assistant to WiUiam Charles Herman Cheney. 

T. Henry, C. E., and M. E. in factory engineering, Fall River, Mass. 
1890-91; assistant county surveyor, San Bernardino Co., Cal., 1892-93. In 
this last year, he entered he employ of Cheney Brothers, silk manufacturers 
of South Manchester, Conn., the largest company of the kind in the^United 
States, as civil and mechanical engineer. Since 1907, he has been a member 
of Cheney Brothers, auditor of accounts and traffic manager; also in 
charge of many minor departments. He is treasurer of the South Man- 
chester Railroad Co.; agent. South Manchester Light and Power Tramway 
Co.; engineer. South Manchester Sanitary and Sewer district; auditor and 
superintendent of school })uildings of the Ninth School District, having an 
enrollment of 1800 school children; advisory member of the Board of Direct- 
ors of Cheney Brothers. 

He is a member of th(! Episcopal church; Manchester Lodge, F. and A. M.; 
New England Association Gas Engineers; Thayer Society of Civil Engineers. 




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He was married at South Manchester, Conn., iVugust 10, 1892, to Mary 
Slocum Rich, sister of R. G. Rich, "N. U." 1900. Four children have been 
born to them: Eleanor Marshall, born May 21, 1893; Caroline, born April 22, 
1897; Lucile Robertson, born April 21, 1901; Jacob Weidmann, born August 
31, 1909. 

CHARLES HENRY NICHOLS, M. C. E. 

Charles H. Nichols, son of Norman and Hannah Tracy (Brigham) Nichols, 
was born in Braintree (Snowsville), Vt., July 12, 1864. In 1873, his parents 
removed to Randolph, where he prepared for college in the high school. He 
entered the I^niversity in 1883 and graduated B. S. in 1886; was a corporal, 
sergeant, second lieutenant, first lieutenant and adjutant in the corps of cadets; 
valedictorian; assistant editor of the Reveille; played on the base ball team; 
was a member of the A 1 II Fraternity; received the degree of M. C. E. from 

the L'niversity in 1893; during his 
vacations was employed in the 
bridge department of the Central 
Vermont Railway Co. He entered 
the Thayer School of Civil Engineer- 
ing, Dartmouth College in 1886, and 
graduated C. E., in 1888. 

He was assistant inspector of 
iron for Kings County Elevated 
Railroad, Brooklyn, N. Y., at the 
Phoenix Bridge & Iron Co., Phoe- 
nixville. Pa., in the summer of 
1887; draftsman, Boston Bridge 
works. May, 1888-December 21, 
1889; assistant engineer, New York, 
Providence & Boston Railroad, (now 
the N.Y., N. H. & H., R.R.) with 
headquarters at Providence, R. L, 
an<l engaged in work on terminal 
improvements at Providence and 
general work on the line, December, 
1889-October, 1891. He was assist- 
ant engineer, October, 1891-Octo- 
ber, 1893, for the Keystone Bridge 
Works, Pittsburg, Pa., and had charge of the preparation of shop drawings 
for several railroad bridges, and portions of the structural steel work 
for the South Side and the Metropolitan Elevated Railroad, Chicago; 
also numerous steel buildings for the Carnegie Steel Co., at Homestead, Pa. 
He was in charge of the drafting room of Milliken Bros., New York 
city, October, 1893-October, 1894; was assistant engineer for Post & 
McCord, New York, October, 1894-July, 1902 and had charge of the 
structural steel work for many of the modern fire proof buildings erected 
in New York city and vicinity, among the number being the Gillender build- 
ing, University Club, Prudential Insvu'ance buildings at Newark, N. J., New 
York Stock Exchange and the Hotel Belmont. He was engineer for the Snare 
it Triest Co., of New York, July, 1902-May, 1903. He was chief engineer 




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for Kirby, Petit & Green, architects of New York, May, 1903-Jime, 1908, and 
designed the structural parts and superintended the construction of all the 
original buildings in the "Dreamland" Amusement Park at Coney Island, the 
New Montauk Theatre, Brooklyn, the re-inforced concrete publishing plant of 
the Sanborn Map Co. at Pelham, N. Y., and the new Baptist Church, Spring- 
field, Mass. He was engineer for McKim, Mead & White, architects. New 
York city, July, 1908-January 1, 1910; and while in their employ, he designed 
the structural work for several important buildings, among the number being 
several of the new Bellevue Hospital buildings, New York city, Presbyterian 
Church, Chattanooga, Tenn., "Kent Hall" Columbia University, Bank of 
Montreal, Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was also consulted on the design of the 
foundations for the new Municipal Office building for New York city. On 
January 1, 1910, he became engineer for Trowbridge & Livingston, architects, 
527 — 5th Ave., New York city; and since this date has been chief engineer 
on the construction of the Bankers Trust Company's new building, corner of 
Wall & Nassau Sts., New York city. 

During the last ten years, he has served as consulting engineer and expert 
on the design and construction on many bridges and buildings throughout the 
United States. He is a member of the Engineering Society of Western Pennsyl- 
vania; secretary of the New York Alumni Association of "N. U.," 1909 to 
date; member of the Thayer Society of Engineers of Dartmouth College, and 
its secretary, 1905-09. 

He was married February 9, 1889 to Isa Dyer of Randolph, Vt. They 
have four children: Lucy Jeanette, born August 17, 1895; Norman Dyer, 
born January 3, 1901; Charles Henry, Jr., born May 20, 1903, and Irene Jane, 
born February 28, 1907. His address is Bogota, N. J. 



EARL HENRY PRINCE, 
B. S., LL. B. 

Earl H. Prince, son of Joseph 
Freeman and Sarah Jane (Clark) 
Prince, was born in Roxbury, Vt., 
October 10, 1861 . His parents moved 
to Bethel in 1864, where he attended 
the pubHc schools. He prepared for 
college at the State Normal School 
at Randolph, Vt., and entered the 
University from East Bethel, Vt., in 
September, 1881, graduating B. S. in 
Civil Engineering in 1886; was a 
corporal, lieutenant and captain in 
the corps of cadets; assistant editor 
of the Reveille; member of the 6 X 
Fraternity. 

He entered the University of 
Michigan Law School in 1887 and 
graduated LL. B., 1889. He then 
located in Chicago, 111., and has 
extensively engaged in the real 





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estate, manufacturing and mining business. He was engaged in mining and 
prospecting in the Klondike, Alaska, during 1898-99. At present, he has 
extensive mining interest in Cobalt, Canada and in Utah. 

He was married at Northfield, Vt., May 3, 1887 to Minnie Harriet Jones 
(N. H. S. '8G.) They have two children: Haniet, born December 27, 1889, 
and Earl, born July 16, 1894. His address is Downer's Grove, 111. 

CAPT. PHIL SHERIDAN RANDALL, M. S. 

Phil S. Randall, son of Col. Francis Voltaire Randall, vice-president 
of "N. U." (q. V.) and Fanny Gertrude (Colby) Randall, was born in Mont- 
pelier, Vt., May 7, 1865. In 1876, 
his parents removed to Brookfield, 
Vt., where he attended the public 
schools. He entered the Prepara- 
tory department of the University 
on September 8, 1881, and the 
regular work of the Science and 
Literature Course in 1882, graduat- 
ing B. S. in 1886; was a corporal, 
sergeant, drum inajor and 2d lieu- 
tenant in the corps of cadets; member 
of the Q X Fraternity; received the 
degree of M. S. in course in 1897. 

He studied law with Hon. Frank 
Plumley of Northfield, during 1886- 
88. In the latter year, he removed 
to Ellendale, N. D., and entered the 
office of F. S. Parker, '84; was ad- 
mitted to the bar in Ellendale in 
December, 1888, and practiced his 
profession in that city imtil 1904; 
also during this time did an exten- 
sive loan and abstract business. In 
February, 1904, he removed to Little 
Falls, Minn., where he has resided to date. While at the University, 
he assisted M. A. Howe, '81, on relocation work on the Portland & Ogdens- 
burg Railroad; also worked with him on the Montpelier & Wells River Rail- 
road; was levelman on the survey of the C. V. R. R., through the Williamstown 
Gulf Route. Since his location in Little Falls, Minn., he has been engaged 
chiefly in civil engineering. He located the Nicholas and Chisholm Logging 
R. R., on the White Earth Indian Reservation in Minnesota in 1906; was 
county superintendent of roads and bridges, Morrison county, Minn., 1907-09; 
was city engineer of Little Falls, 1905-06. 

He has taken great interest in military matters; served as corporal and 
sergeant Company- F, 1st Regiment, V. N. G., 1884-88. He organized Octo- 
ber 31, 1898, Compan}^ M, 1st Regiment, North Dakota, N. G., and served as 
captain from October 31, 1898 until February, 1904, when he resigned. He is a 
Democrat in politics, and has held manj^ positions; served for several years as 
justice of the peace in Ellendale; was county judge Dickey county, N. D., 
1896-98J city justice of Little Falls, Minn., 1909-11. He is a^member of the 




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Episcopal Church; DeWitt CHnton Lodge, F. and A. M., of Northfield; Elks; . 
Sons of Veterans. 

He was married at St. Anna, Wis., September 1, 1890, to Nora De LaHunt, 
a native of Russell, Wis. Seven children have been born to them : Ramona 
Gertrude, born August 20, 1891; Phyllis Agatha, born April 24, 1893; Zella 
Marie, born July 3, 1895; Walter Volney, born September 4, 1897; Charles 
Edward, born May 9, 1900, died January 7, 1911; Nora Bernardine, born May 
7, 1902; Francis James, born January 22, 1905. 



NON-GRADUATES, 1886. 



WALTER EVANS LEWTS. 
Walter E. Lewis, son of W. D. I^ewis, and nephew of Col. Charles H. 
Lewis, '55, was born April 8, 1865. He prepared for college in the schools of 
Boston and entered the University from that city, October 10, 1881, remaining 
until January 1, 1883; was a member of the A ^ 11 Fraternity. He was a 
student at Harvard University for some time; and since 1887, he has been an 
architect in Boston and Cambridge, Mass. 

FRANK LINCOLN MUSSELMAN. 
Frank L. Musselman, son of F. B. Musselman, was born in Strasburg, 
Penn., May 5, 1866. He prepared for college in the schools of his city and 
entered the University, September 14, 1882, remaining nearly two years; was 
a member of the A^ 11 Fraternity. He engaged in drug business in Strasburg, 
for several years and is now engaged in the grain, coal, lumber and feed busi- 
ness in the same city. 

ROWLAND WARDWELL 
STEWART. 

Rowland W. Stewart, son of T. 
J. Stewart, was born in Bangor, Me., 
December 29, 1867 and died there, 
September 29, 1904. He pi-epared 
for college in the schools of his city 
and entered the University, Septem- 
ber 30, 1882, remaining until March 
25, 1885; was a corporal and sergeant 
in the corps of cadets; member of t lie 
.'/ 2" n Fraternity; was a student foi- 
a short time at the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology. 

He was secretary for several 
years of the Eastern Trust and 
Banking Co. He then entered the 
firm of T. J. Stewart & Co., ship 
brokers and commission merchants 
of Bangor. He later engaged in 
the same business in his own name. 

He was married in 1889; no 
children. Rowland WardweU Stewart. 




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CLASS OF 1887. 



CHARLES EDWARD AUSTIN 




Charles Edward Austin. 



B. S., D. D. S. 

Charles E. Austin, son of Julius 
Tilden and Manora (Keith) Austin, 
brother of Capt. Fred T. Austin, '88, 
was born in Hancock, Vt., April 9, 
1864. He prepared for college in 
the Rochester, (Vt.) High School 
and Goddard Seminary (Barre, Vt.). 
He entered the University in 1883, 
and graduated B. S. in 1887; was a 
musician, corporal, sergeant, 1st 
lieutenant and captain in the corps 
of cadets; member of the A H 11 
Fraternity. 

He served in the 1st Regiment 
V. X. G. from 1884 until 1887. He 
graduated from the Chicago College 
of Dental Surgery in 1890 and has 
practiced his profession in Chicago 
since that date. He is a member 
of \^'oodland Park Lodge, No. 841, 
F. and A. M. His address is 369 
East 63rd Street, Chicago, 111. 



ERNEST VICTOR BOOTH, B. S. 

Ernest V. Booth, son of Rev. Isaac Phillip and Juha EUzabeth (Crawford) 
Booth, was born in Kent, Ohio, April 13, 1869, and died in Worcester, Mass., 
August 7, 1890. In 1880, his parents removed to Northfield, where he attended 
the high school. He entered the LTniversitj' September 14, 1883 and graduated 
B. S. in 1887; was a corporal, sergeant and 2d lieutenant in the corps of cadets; 
assistant editor of the Reveille; valedictorian; member of the AI! FJ Fraternity. 

He was principal of the Albany (Vt.) Academy, 1887-88. He was an 
accountant for "\^'ebb and Batchelder of Worcester, Mass., for a few months in 
1888. He then entered the employ of Shedd & Searles of Worcester, as assist- 
ant engineer, and remained 'nith this company until his death. During 1888-89 
he had charge of making a map for the city of Woonsocket, R. I., also of sewer 
construction work for this cit}^ For a few months in 1890, he had charge of 
the company's branch office in Nashua, N. H.; was then placed in charge of the 
company's extensive work in \^'oonsocket. Here he contracted typhoid fever 
in June, of which he died August 7. He was a fine student and gave promise 
of a brilliant career in the engineering profession. 

He was married September 14, 1890 to Jessie Dow of Northfield, (N. H. 
S., '89), who survives him and resides in Montpelier, Vt. One child, Mildred 
was born to them. 



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PARIS MOORE FLETCHER, B. S. 

Paris M. Fletcher, son of James Colonel and Susan A. (Kendell) Fletcher, 
was born in South Woodstock, Vt., July 4, 1862. He prepared for college at 
the Montpeher Seminary and entered the University from Northfield, Vt., 
January 21, 1884, remaining until the end of his junior year; played on the 
base ball team; was assistant editor of the Reveille; member of the AZ FI 
Fraternity; received in 1904 the degree of B. S. in C. E. as for 1887. 

He was clerk of the Northfield House, 1885-87; with John L. Moseley, 
Northfield, 1887-88; with G. F. and E. C. Swift, New York city, 1888-90; 
clerk for the Western Electric Co., New York city in their retail store, 1890- 
93, manager same, 1893-1901; manager W. R. Ostrander & Co., electrical 
suppUes, New York city, 1901-02; manager. The Burnett Co., 1902-04. In 
November, 1904, he organized and became president of the P. M. Fletcher 
Co., corporation, deaUng in electrical supphes at 32-34 Frankfort St., New 
York city. In April 1907, the name of the corporation was changed to the 
Fletcher-Stanley Co. He served in Co. F, 1st Regiment V. N. G., 1886-90. 

He is a 32° Mason, being a member of MetropoUtan Lodge, No. 273, 
F. and A. M., Ancient Chapter No. 1, New York Consistory Northern 
Jurisdiction, and Mecca Shrine, all of New York city; also a member of the 
Royal Arcanum. 

He was married February 12, 1896 to Mrs. Jessie Antoinette (Wilcox) 
Sayle of New York city. He resides at 138 Manhattan Ave. 



CAPTAIN WALTER EDWIN HASSAM, C. E., M. S. 

Walter E. Hassam, son of Nelson 
Hassam, was born in Northfield, Vt., 
September 14, 1865. He prepared 
for college in the Northfield High 
School and entered the University in 
1883, graduating C. E. in 1887; was 
a corporal, sergeant and first lieu- 
tenant in the corps of cadets; played 
on the base ball team; member of the 
A 2 n Fraternity; received the de- 
gree of M. S. in course in 1902; has 
served as alumni trustee of the Uni- 
versity from 1909 to date. 

He was assistant city engineer, 
Worcester, Mass., 1887-1903; and 
street commissioner, 1903-06. In 
1905, he invented a new method of 
street paving and organized the Has- 
sam Paving Co., of Worcester, with 
branches in various parts of the 
country and became its general mana- 
ger. The "Hassam Method of Pav- 
ing' ' is unique and is fast proving Captain Walter Edwin Hassam. 
its superiority over the various processes of road construction now in use. 
Many of the large cities are using his process, notably — Washington, D. C, 




226 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. [1887 

Montreal, Quebec, and Portland, Oregon. He has also invented the machin- 
ery for laying this pavement. 

He has taken great interest in military matters, serving in Co. H, 2nd 
Regiment, M. V. M., as 1st lieutenant and captain. He is a member of Morn- 
ing Star Lodge, F. and A. M. of Worcester. 

He was married at Winchendon, Mass., October 19, 1889, to May E. 
Whittaker. They have one child, born May 15, 1894. 



NON-GRADUATES, 1887. 



ARTHUR CUSHMAN COOK. 

Arthur C. Cook, son of Ogilva Silas and ]\Iartha (Henry) Cook, was 
born in Northfield, Vt., September 6, 1864. He attended the Northfield High 
School and entered the University, November 23, 1883, remaining until July, 
1885; was a member of the d X Fraternity. He has engaged in farming and 
in the carpenter business in Northfield from 1887 to date. He served several 
years in Company F, First Regiment V. N. G., of Northfield. 

He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America of Northfield; 
Carpenter's Union. 

He was married, March 29, 1891, to Myrtie May Loveland of Northfield. 
Four children have been born to them: Vera May, born November 15, 1898; 
child died in infanc}-; Harriet Leona, born March 3, 1904; Mildred Lyra, born 
March 11, 1908. 

WESLEY OZIAS FIELD. 

Wesley O. Field, son of Moses Lane and Susan Brown (Silsby) Field, was 
born in Northfield, Vt., December 29, 1864. He prepared for college at the 
Northfield High School and entered the University in September, 1883, re- 
maining until July, 1884; was a member of the A I TI Fraternity. 

He was in the employ of the Boston Elevated Street Railway 1890 until 
1897, when he entered the employ of G. O. Robin.son, wholesale and retail milk 
and cream dealer. Concord, N. H. In 1905, he purchased the business, which 
he has continued to date. 

He is a Republican in politics; served in the common council of Concord, 
1907-09; alderman 1909 to date. He is a member of the Congregational Church. 
He is a prominent member of the Grange and has served as Master of the local 
lodge. He is at present the District Deputy. He is also a member of the 
Somerville Lake Yacht Club. 

He was married September 5, 1892, to Lilly ^lay Spaulding, a native of 
Notting Hamshire, England. 

FREDERICK TYLER EGERTON. 

Frederick T. Egerton, son of Joseph Keyes Egerton, trustee of "N. U." 
(q. v.) and Sarah Frances, (Tyler) Egerton, was born in Norwich, Vt., July 13, 
1862, and died unmarried, in Northfield, Vt., March 2, 1887. In March, 1877, 



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his parents, removed to Northfiekl, where he attended the graded schools and 
the high school. He entered the University in September, 1883, and remained 
until July, 1885; was a member of -'" ~~-^ 

the A I IT Fraternity. 

He had much natural ability 
for journalism, and during his 
course at the University worked for 
the Northfield News. In January, 

1885, he accepted a position on the 
editorial staff of the Argu.s and 
Patriot of Montpelier, Vt., which 
position he held until the winter 
of 1885, when owing to failing 
health was forced to resign. In 

1886, he went West and South in 
hopes that the change of climate 
would prove beneficial but his 
health steadily declined. He re- 
turned home in January, 1887 and 
passed away March 2. He was a 
member of the I. O. G. T.; 
I. O. O. F.; Vermont Editorial 
Association. He served during 188.3- 
86 in Company F, 1st regiment 

V. N. G. Frederick Tyler Egerton. 





ARCHIBALD JOEL RANNEY, 
M. D. 

Archibald J. Ranney was born 
HI Pittsfield, Vt., April 10, 1868. 
111! entered the University in Sep- 
tember, 1883, remaining until July, 
ISS,'); was pitcher on the base ball 
team; member of the All! Frater- 
iiily. He graduated M. D. from the 
Dartmouth Medical College in 1894. 
II(; practi('ed his j)rf)fession in Tewks- 
bury, Mass., for some time. He 
is now superintendent of the Lake- 
side Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. 



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ELMER DANIEL McCARTHY. 

Elmer D. McCarthy, son of Florence and Mary Alace (Sanders) McCarthy 
was born in Waitsfield, Vt., June 21, 1864. He prepared for college in the 

schools of his town and Northfield. 
He entered the University in Sep- 
tember, 1883, remaining until July, 
1884; was a member of the A H 11 
Fraternity. 

He engaged in farming in 
Waitsfield, 1884-85; and in this 
last year, he located in Laconia, 
X. H., where he has made his home 
to date. He was superintendent of 
the F. P. Holt hosiery, from 1890 
until 1898, when he accepted a 
similar position with G. H. Tilton 
& Son of Laconia and has remained 
^\'ith the company to date. Since 
April, 1911, he has been manager 
of the company's extensive mills 
in Savannah, Ga., and Columbia, 
S. C, with headquarters in Savan- 
nah. Heisamember of thel. O. O. 
F. of Laconia. 

He was married in Franklin, 

Elmer Daniel McCarthy. N. H., October 6, 1884, to Eliza/- 

beth Ella Moulton 'a native of Northfield, Vt. Two children have been 

born to them: Mildred Fay, born February 11, 1893; Earl Prescott, bom 

February 17, 1898. 





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♦CLASS OF 1888. 



CAPT. FRED THADDEUS AUSTIN, U. S. A., M. S., C. E. 

Fred T. Austin, son of Julius Tilden and Manora (Keith) Austin, and 
brother of Charles E. Austin ,'87, was born in Hancock, Vt., December 28, 
1866. He prepared for college in the Rochester, (Vt.) High School and the 
Preparatory department of the University. He entered the regular work of 
the University in 1884, graduating B. S. in 1888. The University, in recog- 
nition of his professional and military 
work, conferred upon him the degree 
of M. S. in 1894; and C. E. in 1896; 
was a musician, sergeant, 1st lieut- 
enant and adjutant of the corps of 
cadets; member of the A ^ 17 Fra- 
ternity. 

He was a member of Howard 
& Austin, architects, Brockton, 
Mass., 1889-93; Austin & Brigham, 
architects, Boston, Mass., 1894-98; 
provincial supervisor. Civil Govern- 
ment, PhiUppine Islands, June 30, 
1901-February 6, 1902; surveyed and 
made report on the Imus River for 
dredging, 1901; surveyed and map- 
ped portions of Cavite and Laguna 
Provinces, P. I., 1901; was architect 
of the United States Government re- 
frigerating plant, Manila, P. I. 

He has taken a deep interest in 
military affairs; was private, sergeant 
and drum major in the 1st Regiment, Capt. Fred Thaddeus Austin. 

V. N. G., 1884-94; served in the 5th Regiment, M. V. M., from 1894- 
1898 as drum major and regimental sergeant-major; served in the 
Spanish- American War, June 25, 1898-March 31, 1899, as regimental 
adjutant, 5th Massachusetts Infantry; served in the Phihppines as 
1st Heutenant, 46th United States Volunteers, August 17, 1899-June 30, 
1901; was appointed 1st heutenant, United States Ai-tillery Corps, February 8, 
1902. He was promoted captain, April 14, 1906; was assigned to the 3rd 
Field Artillery, June 6, 1907; was in command of Battery C, 3rd Regiment, 
Field Artillery, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 1909-10; Battery E, 3rd Regiment 
Field Artillery, Fort Myer, Va., 1910-11. 

He is a member of DeWitt Clinton Lodge, F. & A. M., Northfield, Vt.; 
Satucket Royal Arch Chapter and Bay State Commandery, K. T., Brockton, 
Mass.; Port Townsend, (Wash.) Lodge of Elks; Military Order of the Caraboa, 
Fort Monroe, Va.; Naval and MiHtary Order of the Spanish- American War, 
Boston, Mass. 

He was married to Leonore Harrison of San Antonio, Texas, October 21, 
1909. 

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HARRY HALE GOSS, B. S. 
Harry H. Goss, son of Story Norman and Ann Eliza (Vincent) Goss, was 
born in Georgia, Vt., February 10, 1866. In 1870, his parents removed to 

Chelsea, Vt., where he prepared for 
college at the local academy. He en- 
tered the University in September, 
1885 and remained until December 7, 
1887; was a corporal, sergeant and 
2d lieutenant in the corps of cadets; 
played on the base ball team in 1886 
and 1887; member of Glee Club and 
Band; member of the A — 77 Frater- 
nity; received the degree of B. S. in 
1896 as for 1888. 

He was assistant engineer, Brock- 
ton, ]Mass., in charge of meteorolog- 
ical department, city engineers office, 
1890-97; business agent, Butler Hos- 
pital, Providence, R. I. 1897-1902, 
1906 to date; expert accountant. 
Providence, 1902-06. He is a mem- 
ber of the St. Pauls Episcopal 
Church of Brockton; George Wash- 
ington Lodge, F. and A.M., Chelsea, 
Vt., Providence Chapter, R. A. M. 

Harry Hale Goss. ^^ '^'^^ ^^^''^^^^ '^P^'' 1"' ^^^~' ^° 




Hortense Webster of Boston. 



FRED FARXHAM HAYWARD, 

B. S. 

Fred F. Hay ward, son of Henry 
Reuben and Susan (Farnham) Haj^- 
ward, was born in Tunbridge, Vt., 
April 29, 1866. He attended the 
schools 'of his town and the North- 
field High School, 1883-84. He en- 
tered the University in September, 
1884, and graduated B. S. in 1888; 
was a corporal, sergeant, and first 
heutenant in the corps of cadets; 
was assistant editor of the Reveille; 
played on the base ball team in 1887 
and 1888; organized the "N. U." 
cadet band and served as its leader 
three years; was a member of the 
A I n Fraternity. 

In September, 1888, he became 
associated with the Bailey Music Co. 
of Burlington, Vt., and managed the 
Plattsburg,N.Y and Claremont,N. H. 




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stores until September, 1895, when he resigned to accept the position of 
manager of the wholesale and retail department of the Prescott Piano Co. of 
Concord, N. H. In 1903, he resigned his position with that company to ac- 
cept a position with M. Steinert & Sons Co., Boston, Mass., as manager of 
their store in Lowell, Mass., which position he still retains. 

He is a member of Green Mountain Lodge, No. 1, I. O. O. F. of Burling- 
ton, Vt.; Kearsarge Lodge, No. 48, Knights of Pythias, Concord, N. H. 

He was married September 3, 1899, to Elaine C. MacDonald of Concord, 
N. H.; no children. 



HON. LUTHER BURNHAM JOHNSON, M. S. 

Luther B. Johnson, son of James Nathaniel and Eloisa (Burnham) John- 
son, was born in Northfield, Vt., December 8, 1869. He prepared for college 
in the Northfield High School and 
entered the University in January, 
1885, graduating B. S. in the Science 
and Literature course in 1888. He 
was a corporal, sergeant and cap- 
tain in the corps of cadets; re- 
ceived the Senior Gold medal for 
scholarship; editor of the Reveille; 
member of the A J! 17 Fraternity. 
At the commencement of 1899, the 
University conferred upon him the 
degree of M. S. in course. 

Upon graduation, he entered 
the field of journalism; was editor 
and publisher of the Northfield News 
from July, 1889 to April, 1894; 
Burlington Clipper, April, 1894 to 
July, 1894; Randolph Herald and 
News, October, 1894 to date. He 
was official reporter of the Vermont 
House of Representatives, sessions 
of 1896, 1898, 1900, 1902 and 1904; 
was State senator of Orange Co. 

1906-08 Hon. Luther Burnham Johnson. 

He was married to Martha Adelaide Willey of Berlin, Vt., May 6, 1891. 
They have two sons: Paul Willey, born in 1S92, and Roy Luther, born in 1895. 




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NON-GRADUATES, 1888. 



HERBERT GERALD BURKE. 

Herbert G. Burke, son of Ransom Van Ness and Maria L. (Keeler) Burke, 
was born in Hyde Park, Vt., November 10, 1865. He prepared for college at 
the high school in Morrisville, Vt., and entered the University, January 3, 
1884, remaining until July, 1885; was a member of the AH 11 Fraternity. He 
has engaged in the real estate and the dry goods business in New York and 
Boston to date. 

He was married in Boston, Mass., in 1891, to Mary Louise Bloomer, a 
native of Chatham, Mass.; one child, NelUe M., resides in California. 



NATHANIEL REENE DAVIS. 

Nathaniel R. Davis, son of Nathaniel and Lucy (Lewis) Davis, was born 
in North Montpelier, Vt., February 13, 1869. He attended the public schools 

of Plainfield, Vt., and the Montpe- 
lier High School. He entered the 
Preparatory department of the Uni- 
versity December 17, 1883, and the 
regular work of the Engineering 
course in 1884, remaining until July, 
1886; was a member of the 6 X 
Fraternity. 

He was a student at the Comer 's 
Commercial College, Boston in 1890. 
He was a bookkeeper for the Empire 
Granite Co. of Barre, 1894-97; Mon- 
tello Granite Co., Montello, Wis., 
1898 - 1908, being secretary and 
director in 1908; bookkeeper for 
Cross Brothers Co., Northfield, Vt., 
1908 to date. He served for some 
time as corporal in Co. A, 5th Reg- 
iment Massachusetts Militia. 

He is a member of the Univer- 

salist Church; member and past 

Master of Montello Lodge, No. 141, 

F. and A. M., Montello, Wis.; Fort 

Nathaniel Reene Davis. Winnebago Chapter R. A. M., and 

Fort Winnebago Commandery, K. T. of Portage, Wis. ; New England Order 

of Protection; Vincitia Club of Barre, serving as its first secretary and 

treasurer. 

He was married at Barre, Vt., October 24, 1899, to Gertrude Mary Leonard, 
a native of North Dan\alle, Vt. Two children have been born to them : George 
Nathaniel, born September 23, 1904; Lillian Aurora, bom August 2, 1907. 




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HARRY SIMONS DENNY, B. S. 

Harry S. Denny, son of George and Ada Elizabeth (Simons) Denny, was 
born in South Northfield, Vt., July 6, 1863, and died there October 3, 1908. 
He prepared for college at the Northfield High School and entered the Uni- 
versity January 5, 188.5, remaining until December 7, 1887; was a corporal, 
1st sergeant and 2nd lieutenant in the corps of cadets; assistant editor of 
the Reveille; member of the X Fraternity. 

He entered the Chandler Scientific School of Dartmouth College in Decem- 
ber, 1887 and graduated B. S. in 1888. He soon located in Jacksonville, Fla., 
where he was managei- of the George Clark Co., from 1896 until 1907, when 
owing to faiUng health he returned to Northfield, where he made his home until 
his death. He was also interested in various enterprises and accumulated a 
valuable property. He was a member of De Witt CHnton Lodge, F. and A. M. 
of Northfield. 

He was married, October 7, 1889, to Mary B. Prince of Randolph, cousin 
of Earl H. Prince, '86. Mrs. Denny died. May 4, 1894. One child: Evelyn 
Mary, born January 6, 1891, resides in Randolph, Vt. 

PEARL LEWIS ELLIS, D. D. S. 

Pearl L. Ellis, son of Andrew J. and Jane (Kidder) Ellis, was born in 
Pittsfield, Vt., October 17, 1865, and died of tuberculosis in Bethel, Vt. He 
attended the schools of his town and the Northfield High School. He entered 
the University, November 27, 1883, and remained until June 18, 1885; played 
on the base ball team; was a member of the d X Fraternity. He graduated . 
D. D. S. from the University of Maryland Dental College, Baltimore, Md., in 
1888. He practiced his profession in Swanton, Vt., until 1900, when owing to 
failing health, he was forced to give up the practice of his profession. He pur- 
chased a fine farm in Bethel, Vt., where he made his home until his 
death. 

He was married, December 23, 1891, to Kate Wallace of Bethel, Vt.; no 
children. Mrs. EUis married Mr. William Arnold and resides in Bethel, Vt. 

HENRY TRUMAN WAY. 

Henry T. Way, son of Abel Tuttle and Sophia Jane (Newton) Way, was 
born in Hardwick, Vt., Aug. 15, 1867. He prepared for college at the Hardwick 
Academy under J. H. McCloud, '67, and at the Burlington High School. 

He entered the University in September, 1885 and was soon promoted to 
the Sophomore class. He at once took high rank in scholar.ship. He was 
absent during the fall term of 1866, teaching in the Albany, (Vt.) Academy, 
where he met with marked success. He was prominent in athletics, playing 
third base on the champion base ball team of 1887; was a member of the A H 17 
Fraternity. 

Just previous to the opening of the fall term of 1887, while at work on the 
highway near his home, he accidentally cut his finger with a .shovel. The 
wound soon developed into tetanus, of which he died August 28, 1887. On 
his death the University lost an able student and one who gave promise of 
attaining more than the average success in life. He is survived by his father, 
a brother, Harry A. of Burlington and a sister, Mrs. C.H.White of Barre, Vt, 



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GEORGE GIFFORD. 

George Gifford, son of Horace 
and Polly (Turner) Gifford, was born 
in Randolph, Vt., October 14, 1866. 
He prepared for college at the Ran- 
dolph Nonnal School and entered the 
Engineering department of the Uni- 
versity in September, 1884, remaining 
until July, 1886; played short stop on 
the base ball team; was a member of 
the d X Fraternity. 

Soon after lea\'ing the Universitj-, 
he located in Los Angeles, Cal., and 
engaged in the fruit and produce 
business, his interests taking him to 
San Francisco, Portland, Ore., and 
Butte, Montana. In 1900, he located 
in Omaha where he has developed a 
successful brokerage business. He is 
a member of the Omaha Commercial 
Club and the Rod and Gun Club of 
Omaha. 

He was married September 22, 
1887, to Susan Cordelia Richards of 
been born to them: George Guy, born 
July 3, 1888, died in infancy; Geraldine Ruby, born August 2, 1890; and Gladys 
Cordelia, born September 1, 1892. 




George Gifiord. 
Northfield. Three children have 




Junior Summer School, 191 1. 



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CLASS OF 1889. 



ELMER ADELBERT ASELTINE, B. S. 

Elmer A. Aseltine, son of Anson and Lucy (Cannon) Aseltine, was born 
in Swanton, Vt., September 3, 1865. He prepared for college in the schools 
of his town and entered the Civil 
Engineering department of the Uni- 
versity in April, 1885; remaining until 
April, 1888; was a corporal and ser- 
geant in the corps of cadets; editor- 
in-chief of the Reveille, 1887-88; 
member of the A Fraternity. In 
recognition of his work as an edu- 
cator, the University at the Com- 
mencement of 1906, conferred upon 
him the degree of B. S. in course as ,- 
for 1889. 

In June, 1888, he located in 
Michigan. He was principal of 
the Gobleville High School, 1890-97; 
school examiner of Van Buren Co., 
Mich., 1895-98; superintendent of 
schools, Hartford, Mich., 1899-1900; 
commissioner of schools. Van Buren 
Co., 1901-07. He was district agent 
for the Northwestern Mutual Life 
Insurance Co. of Milwaukee, with 
headquarters at Paw Paw, Mich., Elmer Adelbert Aseltine. 

1897-99. Since 1907, he has engaged in fruit growing near Paw Paw. He is a 
member of the Baptist Church. 

He was married, August 19, 1891, to Minnie Barton of Paw Paw. Two 
children have been born to them: Lucile, born May 20, 1892, died in 1901; 
Leland, born May 5, 1893. 




ELBRIDGE WHEELER OILMAN, B. S. 

Elbridge W. Oilman, son of Lieut.-Col. Oeorge Avora and Miriam (Wheeler) 
Oilman, was born in Marshfield, Vermont, November 23, 1868. He pre- 
pared for college in the schools of his town and under private instruction. 
He entered the University September 11, 1885, graduating B. S. in C. E. in 
1889; was a corporal, sergeant, and second lieutenant in the corps of cadets; 
was a member of the X Fraternity. 

He graduated from the Practical Druggist Institute of New York, March 
27, 1905, National Institute of Pharmacy, Chicago, October 1,1906; Ph. O., 
Ohio Institute of Pharmacy, March 23, 1907. He has engaged in general 
mercantile business and farming in Marshfield from 1889 to date. 

He is a Democrat in politics; served as town treasurer, 1894-1902. He is 
a member of the Vermont State and the American Pharmaceutical associations. 



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He was married in Northfield, Vermont, August 11, 1889 to Minnie Sa- 
brina Rowe, a native of Montpelier, Vermont, who died January 3, 1904. 
Four children were born to them: Beryl Miriam, born March 31, 1890, 
married Frank E. Brown, resides in Marshfield; Albert George, bom August 
24, 1891; Arthur Elbridge, born July 3, 1895; Raymond Stephen, born June 
10, 1897. 

FREDERICK HOWE CLARK, C. E. 

Frederick H. Clark, son of George Washington and Frances Addie (Jones) 

Clark, and brother of H. S. Clark, '96, was born in Northfield, Vt., November 

15, 1867. He prepared for college 
in the Northfield High School and 
the Preparatory department of the 
University; entered the regular 
University course in 1885 and 
graduated C. E. in 1889; was a 
corporal and 2d Ueutenant in the 
corps of cadets; assistant editor of 
the Reveille ; member of the A 2 11 
Fraternity. 

In 1889, he entered the employ 
of the city of Worcester, Mass., as 
transitman; was promoted assistant 
engineer and in 1908 was appointed 
1st assistant city engineer, which 
position he retained until December 
5, 1910, when he was elected street 
commissioner. 

He is a member of Athelston 
Lodge, F. and A. M.; Eureka 
Chapter, R. A. M.; Hiram Council, 
R. & S. M.; Worcester County 
Frederick Howe Clark. Commandery, K. T.; Anchoria 

Lodge and Mt. Vernon Encampment; I. O. O. F. of Worcester. 

He was married in Worcester, Mass., October 19, 1898, to Effie Laura 

Jones. Three children have been born to them: Donald Gordon, Geraldine 

and Oliver Jones. 




HON. ELMER ROLAND JUCKETT, M. S. 

Elmer R. Juckett, son of Michael and Nancy (Benjamin) Juckett, was 
born in Wliitehall, N. Y., Augu.st 13, 1863. In 1876, his parents removed to 
Hubbardton, Vt., where he attended the district schools; graduated from the 
first course. State Normal School, Castleton, Vt., 1884; was a student in the 
second course, 1884-85. He entered the University, in September, 1885 and 
graduated B. S. in 1889; was a 2d Ueutenant in the corps of cadets; editor-in- 
chief of the Reveille; took great interest in baseball, caught for the team three 
years and was its captain in 1887, when the team won the State championship; 
founder of the "Juckett Prize,' 'given to that member of the base ball team who 
has the highest Academic standing; member ^ 2' 77 Fraternity; received the 
degree of M. S. in course in 1899. 



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He studied law, 1889-91 with Wing & Wing of Montpelier and was ad- 
mitted to the bar in South Dakota in 1891; practiced his profession in Buffalo 
Gap, 1891-94; Hot Springs, 1894 to 
date. He has met with marked suc- 
cess in his profession and has an ex- 
tensive practice in commercial and 
real estate law. He is a Republican 
in pohtics; was county judge, Fall 
River coimty. May 11, 1896-January 
1, 1901; chairman of the Fall River 
County Republican Central Commit- 
tee, 1900-04; State's attorney, 1906- 
1908. He has taken an active interest 
in school matters; member of the 
school board. Hot Springs, 1899 to 
date, president of the board, 1909 to 
date, served as president of the 
Library Association, 1905 to date. 
He is a member of the Episcopal 
Church; I. O. O. F.; M. W. A. & O. 
U. W., Yeomen. 

He was married, September, 19, 
1891, to Mary EUzabeth Hassett of 
Northfield, Vt., who died in August, 
1911. Five children were born to them: Hon. Elmer Roland Juckett. 

Roy Wilham, "N. U.," '15; Kathryn Lucile, born September 28, 1895; 
Marie, born May 21, 1899; Harold Francis, born July 15, 1901; Elmer 
Ellsworth, born May 27, 1904. 

GEORGE HERBERT COBLEIGH, 

B. S. 

George H. Cobleigh, son of 
Martin and Cora Maria (Wright) 
Cobleigh, was born in So. Northfield, 
Vt., August 1, 1868. He prepared 
for college in the Northfield High 
School, and the Preparatory depart- 
ment of the University, and entered 
the regular work of the University, 
September, 1895, graduating B.S. from 
the Science and Literature course in 
1889; was a corporal, sergeant, second 
and first Ueutenant in the corps of 
cadets; member of the A 1 FI 
Fraternity. 

He was a salesman for Bccktold 
& Co., book publishers, St. Louis, 
Mo., 1889-90; junior member firm W. 
H. Ives & Co., Chicago, 111., book 
pubUshers 1890-93; with Centenial 
George Herbert Cobleigh. Manufacturing Co., Chicago, in 1893; 




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president and manager, King Manufactui-ing Co., publishers, Chicago, 1894- 
96; with Second National Bank, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in charge of loan depart- 
ment in Chicago, 111., 1896-97; engaged in manufacturing and general mer- 
cantile business, So. Northfield, 1897-1904; foreman of the Andrews & Peck 
Corporation, Hartford, Conn., 1904-09. 

He was married, May 28, 1908, to May Emma Thornton of Hartford, 
Conn., who died October 6, 1908. 



HERBERT NELSON CROSS, B. S., A. M. 

Herbert N. Cross, son of .\lbert Samuel and Luc}- Ann (Burnham) Cross, 
and cousin of L. B. Johnson, '88, and nephew of George Tucker, '47, was born 

in Northfield, Vt., (Gouldsville,) 
Jul}' 20, 1866. He prepared for 
college at the Northfield High 
School and entered the University 
in 1885, gi-aduating B. S. in 1889; 
was a corporal, sergeant and 1st 
lieutenant in the corps of cadets; 
assistant editor of the Reveille; 
played on the base ball team; was 
salutatorian; member of the AZ FI 
Fraternity. In 1911, the Univer- 
sity conferred upon him the hon- 
orary degi-ee of A. M. 

He was principal of the Three 
Rivers Grammar School, Palmer, 
Mass., 1890-93. He began the 
study of law in 1889. He studied 
law- in the offices of Maynard & 
Spellman, and Jonathan Barnes 
in Springfield, Mass., when not 
engaged in teaching; and was ad- 
mitted to the bar in Springfield, 
Mass., in 1896, where he has 
practiced his profession to date. 
He is a Universalist and a member of Hampden Lodge, I. O. O. F. of 
Springfield, Mass. He is a Democrat in politics and has taken an active part 
in the political affairs of his part}' in Springfield, being its nominee for several 
cit}^ offices. 

He was married in Springfield, Mass., November 29, 1892, to Frances Elise 
Beauregard, a native of Pahner, Mass. 




Herbert Nelson Cross. 



ROBERT LISTON IRISH, B. S., A. M., M. D. 

Robert L. Irish, son of Dr. George Nelson and Catherine (Saxton) Irish, 
was born in Brookh'n, N. Y., December 11, 1867. He prepared for college at 
the Friend's School and Carpenter's Preparatory School, Brooklyn, N. Y., and 
the Essex Classical Institute, Essex, Vermont. He entered the LTniversity 
September 11, 1885, and graduated B. S. in Chemistry in 1889; was a corporal 
and 2d lieutenant in the corps of cadets; assistant editor of the Reveille; mem- 



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ber of the A Fraternity; was instructor of English at the ITniversity, 1889-90; 
received the degree of A. M. in course in 1898. 

He engaged in the drug business 
in Windsor, Vermont, June-Decem- 
ber, 1890; mercantile business in 
Laconia, N. H., under the firm name 
of the Manchester Tea Co., Decem- 
ber, 1890-March, 1891; mercantile 
and real estate business Brooklyn, 
N. Y., April, 1891-99. 

He graduated M. D. from the 
New York University and Bellevue 
Hospital Medical College in 1899, 
and has practiced his profession in 
New York city to date, meeting with 
marked success. Since 1900, he has 
been connected with the New York 
Post Graduate Hospital and Medical 
School; has served as state examiner 
in lunacy for New York since 1902. 
He is a member of the Episcopal 
Church and the New York County 
and State Medical societies. 

He was married, August 20, 1890, 
at Windsor, Vermont to Fannie Ruth Dr. Robert Listen Irish. 

Speir Hadden^ ofjiBrooklyn, N. Y. Two children have been born to them: 
William Hadden, born July 20, 1891, "N. U.," '13, and Robert Nelson, born 
April 30, 1896, died April 20, 1900. His address is 314 Second Ave., New York 
city. 

FRED ELLSWORTH LAMB, 
B. S., C. E. 

Fred E. Lamb, son of Arlow 
Benjamin and Fannie Loraine (Shaw) 
Lamb, and cousin of J. F. Richardson, 
'00, was born in Pittsfield, Vt., De- 
cember 30, 1863, and died, unmarried, 
in Northfield, Vt., July 28, 1893. He 
prepared for college at the State 
Normal School, Randolph, Vt., class 
of 1885; wrote the class poem and 
took the highest honors of the class. 
He entered the ITniversity, A])ril 5, 
1886, and graduated C. E. in 1889; 
was a sergeant and 2d lieutenant in 
the corps of cadets; assistant editor 
of the Reveille; valedictorian; received 
tlie Senior gold medal; member of the 
(')X Fraternity. 

He entered the Thayer School of 
Civil Engineering, Dartmouth Col- 




Fred Ellsworth Lamb. 



240 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. [1889 

lege in 1889 and graduated B. S. in 1891. He was United States junior engineer 
and assistant engineer on public works, Washington, D. C, and on dredging, 
Potomac River, 1891-92; was designer for the Boston Bridge Works, Boston, 
Mass., 1892-93. He was a member of the Methodist Church; was a fine stu- 
dent, excelUng in mathematics and_ gave promise of a brilliant career in the 
engineering profession. 

LIEUT. WRIGHT SETH PRIOR, C. E., M. S. 
Wright S. Prior, son of Cyrus and Lucy Jane (Mead) Prior, brother of 
B. H. Prior, '95 and cousin of C. W. Mead, '81, was born in Underbill, Vt., 
March 30, 1867, and died in Denver, Colo., July 5, 1910. He prepared for 

college at the Underbill Academy 
and entered the University, Septem- 
ber 11, 1885, graduating C. E. in 
1889; received the degree of M. S. in 
course in 1902; was a corporal, ser- 
geant, 1st lieutenant and captain in 
the corps of cadets; assistant editor 
of the Reveille; member of the AH II 
Fraternity; alumni trustee, 1902-08. 
He was topographer, Georgia, 
Tenn., and Illinois R. R. with head- 
quarters at Tallapoosa, Ga., 1890-91; 
assistant city engineer, Worcester, 
Mass., 1891-97; street commissioner 
1897-1903. He organized the Worces- 
ter Transcendent Light Co., Worces- 
ter, Mass., in 1903 and for two years 
was its treasurer and manager; organ- 
ized and financed in 1905, the Con- 
querer Mining, Reduction and Power 
Co., Empire, Colo., and was president 
and manager of the company from 
Lieut. Wright Seth Prior. 1905 until his death. On September 

1, 1909, he removed to Denver Colo, where he resided until his death. 
On the organization of Co. H, 2d Massachusetts Regiment, N. G., May 2, 
1895, he was elected its 2nd heutenant; was promoted 1st lieutenant and in 
1898 resigned his commission. He was a member of the Old South Congre- 
gational Church, Worcester; Athelston Lodge, F. and A. M., and Em-eka 
Chapter R. A. M., Worcester. 

He was married October 1, 1896, to MaryEUzabeth Tatman of Worcester, 
who survives him and resides in Denver, Colo. Five children were born to 
them: Helen, born July 4, 1897; Mirriam, born May 2, 1900; Kathryn, born 
April 8, 1903; Beatrice, born December 4, 1905; Imogene, born March 9, 1907. 

AURIN RALPH SHAW, M. S., D. D. S. 

Aurin R. Shaw, son of William Or;nan and Elizabeth (Kingsley) Shaw 
and brother of W. A. Shaw, '88 and Prof. E. A. Shaw, '91, was born in North- 
field, Vt., December 10, 1865. He prepared for college in the schools of his 
town and entered the University in January, 1885 and graduated B. S. in 




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Chemistry in 1889; was a corporal, sergeant, and 2d lieutenant in the corps of 
cadets; assistant in the Chemical Laboratory two years; assistant in the United 
States Weather Bm-eau two years; played on the base ball team four years; 
member of the A I! FI Fraternity; 
received the degree of M. S. in course 
from the University in 1898. 

He served in the United States 
Signal Corps from January, 1890 to 
July, 1891, being stationed at Buffalo, 
N. Y., Detroit, Mich., and Spring- 
field, 111.; also served in the United 
States Weather Bureau from July to 
October 1891, resigning to enter the 
Northwestern University Dental 
School in Chicago, from which insti- 
tution he graduated in 1894 with the 
degree of D. D. S.; was a charter 
member of Eta Chapter of the A ^ A 
Fraternity at that institution. 

In August 1904, he went to Rio 
de Janeiro, Brazil, and entered the 
dental office of Drs. W. B. and C. A. 
Hentz. Subsequently he formed a 
partnership with these gentlemen and 
has built up a large and lucrative 
practice. He is a member of Eureka Aurin Ralph Shaw. 

Lodge, No. 3, F. and A. M. of Rio de Janeiro; O. E. S. at Homeworth, Ohio. 

He has been twice married : first, at Rio de Janeiro, June 14, 1898, to Anna 
Macky of Brooklyn, N. Y., who died April 17, 1904, leaving two daughters, 
Jean and Anna. He was married again at Rio de Janeiro, November 22, 1906, 
to Roxy Verne King, a native of Alhance, Ohio. His address is Caixa do 
Correio, No. 52, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 




FRED SIMEON PALMER, B. S. 

Fred S. Palmer, son of Simeon Mead and Hattie Louise (Tyler) Palmer, 
and cousin of W. S. Prior, '89, was born in Underhill, Vt., April 29, 1864. He 
prepared for college at the Jericho High School and Essex Academy, and 
entered the University in November, 1886, in the sophomore class, and re- 
mained until the end of his junior year; was a corporal, and sergeant in the 
corps of cadets; assistant editor of the Reveille; member of the AH FI Frater- 
nity; played on the "champion" base ball team of 1887; secretary of the "N. 
U." Alumni Association of Chicago, 1904 to date; received from the University 
in 1909 the degree of B. S. as for 1889. 

In 1891, he was appointed an inspector in the United States Customs Ser- 
vice at Chicago. In 1894, he was transferred to the Entry and Auditors room 
and in 1904 to the United States Naval Office, connected with the United 
States Customs Service. He is a member of the Royal League and Customs 
Club of Chicago. 

|He was married at Chicago, 111., November 12, 1896, to Jean M. Lumsden. 



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WILLIS ETHEL TERRILL, M. S. 

\\illis Iv 'renin, son of Londus Fullington and Susan (Fernald) Terrill, 
was born in rndcrhill, ^'t., September 19, 1866. He prepared for college at 
the (ir(>('n Mountain Academy, Underbill Center, Bell Institute, Underbill 

and at the Burlington High School. 
He entered the University Jan- 
uary 8, 1886, graduating B. S. in 
1889; was a corporal, 1st sergeant 
and 2d lieutenant in the corps of 
cadets; assistant business manager 
of the Reveille; played first base 
on the "Champion" base ball team, 
1886-89; member of the A I IJ 
Fraternity; received the degree of 
M. S. in course in 1894. 

He engaged in the drug busi- 
ness in Montpelier, Vt., during 1892- 
1902; was traveling salesman for the 
Hoagland Drug Co., of Boston 1902- 
03; John L. Thompson Sons & Co., 
wholesale druggists, Troy, N. Y., 
1903 to date. He served as 1st ser- 
geant of Company H, 1st Regiment, 
V. N. G., 1894-97. 

He is a member of Aurora 
Lodge, No. 22, F. and A.M., King 
Solomon Chapter, No. 7, R. A. M.; 
Willis Ethel Terrill. Montpelier Council, No. 4, R. & S. 

M.; Mt. Zion Commandery, No. 9, K. T.; Mt. Sinai Temple A. A.O.Nobles 
of the Mystic Shrine of ^Nlontjielier; General George A. Custer Camp, No. 7, 
Sons of Veterans of Underbill, Vt.; Apollo and Country clubs of Montpelier; 
Vermont State Pharmac(>vitical Association, president 1897-99 and its secre- 
tary, 1903 to date. 

He was married August 14, 1894, to Kate Eloise Robbins of Northfield. 
His residence is Montpelier, Vt. 




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JONATHAN EUGENE TINKER. 

Jonathan E. Tinker, son of George Anson and Melissa (Bullard) Tinker 
and brother of Frank N. Tinker, '06, was born in Albany, Vt., August 30, 1866. 
He prepared for college at the Craftsbury Academy and entered the University 
in September, 1885, and remained until March, 1887, when he received an 
appointment to the United States Academy at West Point. He was a cadet at 
West Point from 1887 until 1888, when he was forced to give up his work, owing 
to sickness. 

He engaged in the jewelry business in Danville, Vt., 1890-1907; advertising 
solicitor for the Osborne Co. of New York, 1907 to date. He is a member of the 
Congregational Church of Danville; was a member of the A Z FI Fraternity at 
the University; Washburn Lodge, F. and A. M. of Danville. 

He was married October 3, 1893, to Marion Worcester Ingalls of Dan- 
ville, Vt. 




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CLASS OF 1890. 



SETH BURTON ADAMS, C. E. 

S. Burton Adams, son of] Halsey Homer and Elizabeth (Gregory) Adams, 
was born in North Troy, Vt., April 27, 1868. He attended the public schools 
of Alburg, Vt., and Potton, Canada. He entered the Preparatory depart- 
ment of the University in Decem- 
ber, 1885, and the regular work of 
the Engineering department in 1886, 
graduating B. C. E. in 1890; was 
a sergeant and 2d Ueutenant in the 
corps of cadets; assistant editor of 
the Reveille] salutatorian; member 
of the 6' X Fraternity; received the 
degree of C. E. in course in 1904. 

He was assistant engineer on 
sui'veys for the Georgia Central 
R. R., June-December, 1890; was 
draftsman and assistant engineer 
with R. F. Hawkins Iron Works of 
Springfield, Mass., December, 1890- 
May, 1891; assisted in the prepar- 
ation of the first plans made by the 
Rapid Transit Commission of Bos- 
ton, 1891-92. He entered the em- 
ploy of the Hartford Steam Boiler 
Inspection and Insurance Co., of 
Hartford, Conn., March 15, 1892; 
was employed in the Boston Depart- 
Seth Burton Adams. ^^^^ ^jj^jj 1S96, when he was 

transferred to the Home Office in Hartford. In 1899, he was transferred 
to the Philadelphia Department where he has remained to date. He is now 
assistant chief inspector with office at 432 Walnut Street. He is a member 
of the University Lodge, No. 610, F. and A. M., of Philadelphia; Washington 
Commandery, K. T., Hartford, Conn.; Philadelphia Sovereign Consistory 32°. 
He has been twice married: first, September 30, 1892, to Nina C. Riford 
of Randolph, Vermont, who died January 31, 1899; no children. He was 
again married in 1905, to Edna Farran of Philadelphia. 




CHARLES EDWIN COLLINS, C. E. 

Charles E. CoUins, son of Michael and Mary(Cushing)Collins, and brother 
of John L. Collins, '96, was born in Roxbury, Vt., February 23, 1868. In 
1870, his parents removed to Northfield. He prepared for college in the pub- 
lic schools of Northfield, Vt., and the Preparatory department of the Univer- 
sity. He entered the regular work of the University in 1886, graduating B. S. 
in C. E. in 1890; was a corporal, sergeant and 1st lieutenant and adjutant in the 



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corps of cadets; member of the A Z 11 Fraternity; received the degree of C. E. 
in course in 1892. 

He was assistant-engineer for the Locks & Canal Co., Lowell, Mass., July, 
1890 to July, 1892; first assistant engineer, Pittsfield, Mass., July, 1892- April, 
1895; assistant engineer, Cambridge, Mass., 1895-96. From 1896 until 1901, 
he was assistant engineer in charge of 
construction or preparation of plans 
for the Boston & Albany Railroad, 
the Guayaquil & Quito Railroad, 
Ecuador, S. A., and for the follow- 
ing consulting engineers: Frank L. 
Fuller, Boston, Mass., W. C. Johnson, 
Niagara Falls, Alex Potter, New York 
city. From May, 1901 to July, 1903, 
he was a member of the firm of 
Colhns Bros., Consulting Engineers, 
Philadelphia, Pa.; and during this 
time, he designed and supervised the 
construction of several water supply 
systems, sewerage systems, and power 
plants. 

Since July, 1903, he has engaged 
as consulting engineer on hydraulic 
and sanitary work, with offices in the 
Drexel Building, Philadelphia. The 
following is some of the work, he has 
had in charge as designing and super- 
vising engineer since conducting 
consulting engineer's office: sewerage Charles Edwin CoUms. 

systems, and sewerage disposal plants for the following municipalities; Lake 
Placid, N.Y., Dolgeville, N. ¥., Granville, N. Y., Malone, N. Y., Ticonder- 
oga, N. Y., Bedford, Pa., Danville, Pa., Shelbyville, Ky., Mt. Sterling, Ky., 
Winchester, Ky., Morristown, Tenn., Moundsville, W. Va., Versailles, Ky. 
He constructed a reinforced concrete reservoir for Bridgeton, N. J., which, 
when completed, was the largest reservoir of its kind in the United States. 
He also has constructed water supply and pumping plants for Lake Placid, 
N. Y., Ticonderoga, N. Y., and Versailles, Ky., electric fight and power 
plants, Malone, N. Y., Chateaugay, N. Y., and Schaghticoke, N. Y. 

He is a member of the Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Pa.; DeWitt Cfinton 
Lodge, F. and A. M., Northfield, Vt. ; associate member of the American Society 
of Civil Engineers, and member of the Engineer's Society of Pennsylvania. 

He was married October 8, 1902, to Mable May Tuggey of Pittsfield, Mass. 




HOMER JOHN DANE, B. S., Ph. G. 

Homer J. Dane, son of John Mcrritt and Jane Susan (Whitmarch) Dane, 
was born in Jericho, Vt., November 25, 1869. In 1870, his parents removed to 
Northfi(;ld, where he attended the graded schools. He entered the Prepara- 
tory department of the University, April 20, 1885 and in September, 1886, the 
Chemical department, graduating B. S. in Chemistry in 1890; was a musician 



246 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. [1890 

corporal, sergeant and 2d lieutenant in the corps of cadets; played in the cadet 
band ; member of the A ^ 11 Fraternity. 

He graduated Ph. G. from the Illinois College of Pharmacy, Chicago, 111., 
in 1892. He was employed as a pharmacist in Chicago, from 1890 until 1894, 
when he returned to Xorthfield, where he has since resided. 

On the breaking out of the Spanish-American War, he enlisted in the 1st 
Vermont Regiment and was appointed hospital steward. May 16, 1898, 
serving until November 7, 1898, when he was mustered out of service; served 
as hospital steward of the 1st Regiment, V. N. G., 1900-05. He is a member of 
the Universalist Church. 

HERMAN DRESSEL, Jr., A. M. 

Herman Dressel, son of Herman and Elisa (Schrader) Dressel, was born in 
New York city, January 14, 1865. He prepared for college in the schools of 
Springfield, Vt., and Claremont, N. H., and in April, 1887, entered the Univer- 
sity, graduating B. L. in 1890; was a corporal, sergeant and second Ueutenant 
in the corps of cadets; editor-in-chief of the Reveille; senior Gold MedaUst; 
member of the X Fraternity; received the degree of A. M. in course from the 
University in 1902 

He was principal of the North Bennington, (Vt.) High School, July, 1890- 
July, 1895; princijial and superintendent of schools, Springfield, Vt., July, 
1895-July, 1904; county examiner of teachers, Windsor Co., Vt., 1898-1904; 
superintendent of schools of Great Barrington, Mass., July 1, 1904-July, 1907 
Since this last date, he has been superintendent of schools of Kearney, N. J. 
He has served as a member of the Board of Teachers Examiners, Hudson 
county, N. J., September, 1908 to date. 

He is a member of the Episcopal Church; Tucker Lodge, F. and A. M. of 
No. Bennington, Vt. ; member of the Vermont State Teachers Association, 1890- 
1904 and its president in 1900; Vermont School Masters Club, 1890-1904 and 
its president in 1904; member of New York City School Masters club, 1909 to 
date. 

He was married at White Creek, N. Y. August 7, 1895 to Anna R. Butts 
of White Creek, N. Y. 

DEXTER WADLEIGH LEWIS, B. S. 

Dexter W. Lewis, son of Col. Charles H. Lewis, '55, and Orianna (Pendle- 
ton) Lewis, was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., June 20, 1869. He prepared for 
college in the schools of Brooklyn and Boston, "Mass., and entered the Univer- 
sity from the latter city, October 4, 1886, graduating B. S. in 1890; was a cor- 
poral, sergeant and 2d lieutenant in the corps of cadets ; assistant editor of the 
Reveille; member of the A J^ II Fraternity. 

He was a clerk for the Boston & Maine Railroad, Boston, Mass., from 
1891 until 1897, when he went to the Klondike region of Alaska, where he en- 
gaged in mining. In 1899, he returned to Massachusetts and entered the 
employ of the Boston and Maine Railroad, as clerk; was stationed at Taunton, 
Mass., 1899-1906; New Bedford, 1906 to date. 

JOHN HUNTOON JUDKINS, M. S., M. D. 
John H. Judkins, son of Zoffer Maloon and Chloe Josephine (Bailey) 
Judkins, was born in Prescott, Wis., February 11, 1867. In 1877, his parents 
removed to Charlestown, N. H., where he prepared for college. He entered 



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the sophomore class of the University, September 8, 1887, and graduated B. L. 

in 1890; was a corporal and second lieutenant in the corps of cadets; member 

of the d X Fraternity; received 

the degree of M. S. in course in 

1899; was secretary of the Board 

of Trustees, 1897-98; trustee 1907 

to date; member of the Executive 

Committee. He graduated M. D. 

from the Baltimore Medical College^ 

in 1893. 

Dm'ing his vacations of 1890- 
93, he was employed by Dr. Edwin 
Porter (q. v.) in his drug store in 
Northfield. In 1894, he purchased 
his business, which he has continued 
to date; also has practiced his pro- 
fession in Northfield, Vt., from 1893 
to date. He has served as presi- 
dent of the Fairview Casualty Co., 
ofBarre.Vt., since 1907. 

He is a member of the Con- 
gregational Church; DeWitt Clinton 
Lodge, F. and A. M.; I. O. 0. F.; 
Modern Woodmen of America, serv- 
ing as head physician for Vermont 




John Huntoon Judkins. 



in 1902-03; Vermont State Medical Society; Washington County Medical 
Society. 

He was married December, 25, 1894, to Sadie Corbin of Charlestown, N. H. 

IRA RICH MOWER, B. S. 

Ira R. Mower, son of Capt. Albion Jabez Mower, '51, was born in Calais, 
Vt., June 17, 1869. He attended the schools of his town and entered the Uni- 
versity, in September, 1886, graduating B. S. in Chemistry in 1890; was a cor- 
poral, sergeant and 2d lieutenant in the corps of cadets; member of the S X 
Fraternity. 

He was a pharmacist in Chicago, 111., 1891-95; travelling salesman for the 
Parke Davis Co., manufacturing chemists, Detroit, Mich., 1895-1904; was 
manager of the Independent Drug Co., Chicago, 1904-09. Since this last date, 
he has been city salesman in Chicago for John Wyeth & Bro., manufacturing 
chemists of Philadeljjhia, Pa. 

lie was married in Chicago, 111., May 12, 1909, to Royalone Bottiger, a 
native of Dallas, Texas. 



CHARLES FREDERICK PARKER, C. E. 

Charles F. Parker, son of Frederick and Caroline (Briggs) Parker, was 
born in Northfield, Vt., February 26, 1868. He prepared for college at the 
Northfield High School and the Preparatory department of the University, 
1885-86. In September, 1886, he entered the Civil Engineering department 
of the University and graduated B. S. in 1890; was a musician, corporal 



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sergeant, 1st sergeant, 2d lieutenant, and captain, Co. A, in the corps of 
cadets; member of the A 2 11 Fraternity. 

He was transitman for W. B. Smith, C. E., of Lowell, Mass., from April 

untU July, 1891, when he entered 
the employ of J. W. ElUs, C. E., of 
Woonsocket, R. I., as assistant 
engineer, which position he re- 
tained until 1895. During his ser- 
vice with Mr. Elhs, he had charge 
of extensive construction work for 
the Old Colony Railroad in Provi- 
dence, R. I.; also during 1893-94, 
had charge of the engineering work 
for the city of Woonsocket, R. I. 
He was in charge of the engineer- 
ing work at the branch office of the 
Boston & Maine Railroad at Spring- 
field, Mass., 1895-96; was assistant 
engineer in charge of the drafting 
and masonry construction work on 
the change of location at Revere 
Beach, Mass., of the Boston & 
Maine and the Boston, Revere 
Beach & Lynn railways, 1896-97; 
was engineer in charge of the con- 
struction of forty miles of electric 
Charles Frederick Parker. railways in Plymouth county, Mass., 

in 1897; was resident engineer for Percy W. Blake, C. E., on construction 
of masonry dam in New Britain, Conn., 1897-98. Since this last date, he 
has conducted an engineering office in Woonsocket, R. I., and has had an 
extensive practice in Southern New England. He is aj member of the 
DeWitt Clinton Lodge, F. and A. M. of Northfield. 




NON-GRADUATES, 1890. 



CHARLES CLIFTON HENRY. 



Charles C. Henry, son of John and Helen Maria (Foss) Henrj', was born 
in Northfield, Vt., June 6, 1870. He attended the Northfield High School and 
entered the University, November 30, 1886, remaining until June, 1888; was 
a member of the A ^ IJ Fraternity. 

He was a fireman and engineer on the Central Vermont R. R., 1888-95; 
Boston & Maine Railroad, 1896-1900. Since this last date, he has served on 
the police force of Worcester, Mass. He was for five j-ears, a member of Co. 
F., First Regiment, V. N. G. of Northfield. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. 
and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. 

He married Mae Moore of Worcester, Mass. One child: Charles. 



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HEMAN ELLSWORTH DOLE. 

Heman E. Dole, son of Jason 
Eaton and Sarah Anna (Pike) Dole, 
was born in Northfield, Vt., May 10, 
1866. He prepared for college at the 
Northfield High School and the 
Preparatory department of the Uni- 
versity, November, 1885-86. He en- 
tered the regular work of the Chemi- 
cal department in September, 1886, 
and remained until July, 1887; was a 
member of the X Fraternity. He 
was in the employ of Lawson W. 
Fletcher, furnitm-e dealer, 1892-94; 
was engaged in the same business in 
MontpeUer, Vt., from 1894, until 
1907, when he removed to Aber- 
deen, Wash., where he has made his 
home to date. He is at present in 
the employ of the J. J. Kaufman 
Furniture Co. He is a member of 
the New England Order of Protec- 
tion. 

He was married at Northfield, Vt., September 27, 1892, to Grace Marietta 
Cummings, a native of Montpelier, Vt. 




Heman Ellsworth Dole. 



HENRY PERCY KENT, LL. B. 

Henry P. Kent, son of Col. Henry O. Kent, '.54, and Bernice Adaline 
(Rowell) Kent, was born in Lancaster, N. H., March 7, 1880. He attended 
the schools of his town and entered the University, September 11, 1885, re- 
maining until July, 1887, when owing to ill health, was forced to give up his 
college course; was a member of the A Z LI Fraternity. 

He was clerk in the Lancaster Savings Bank, 1889-91; graduated, LL. B. 
from the Boston University Law School in 1898. Since 1891, he has served 
as treasurer of the Lancaster Trust Co. 



I^NNETH HASTINGS LEWIS. 

Kenneth H. Lewis, son of Col. Charles H. Lewis, '55, and Orianna (Pen- 
dleton) Lewis, was born in Bridgeport, Conn., August 21, 1873. He attended 
the schools of Brooklyn, N. Y., and entered the Preparatory department of 
the University, October 4, 1886, remaining two years; was a member of the 
A H n Fraternity. He was a student at the Scientific School of Harvard 
University, 1892-95; and the Bussey Institution, 1895-96, He played on 
his class foot ball team and was a member of the Harvard Champion boat crew 
in 1896. He has engaged in the real estate, brokerage and stock business in 
Boston, from 1897 to date. 



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WALDO SEWELL PLASTRIDGE. 

Waldo S. Plastridge, son of John and Hannah (Davisj Plastridge, was born 
in Northfield, Vt., November 11, 186(5. He attended the Northfield High 
School and entered the University April 4, 1S86, remaining until 1887; was a 
member of the A H 11 Fraternity. 

He was in the employ of the Manchester (N. H.) Street Railway Co., for 
several years. He later engaged in the real estate business in Manchester 
and in 1900, removed to Medford, Mass., where he has continued in the same 
business to date. 

He was married, June 27, 1907, to Cora Abbie Moore of Bellows Falls, Yt. 

EDGAR EUGENE WRIGHT. 

Edgar E. Wright, son of Charles Harman and EUzabeth Olive (Whit- 
marsh) Wright, and cousin of Homer J. Dane, '90, was born in Jericho, Vt., 
February 9, 1869, and died in Northfield, Vt., March 13, 1895. 

In 1882, his parents removed to Northfield, where he attended the 
public schools. He entered the University, February 27, 1885, remaining 
until January 7, 1888; was a member of the A 2, 77 Fraternity. 

He was traveling salesman for J. V. Donovan of Montpelier, 1890-93; 
Edward Clark, Brattleboro, Vt., 1893-94; Bailey Music Co., Burlington, Vt., 
1894; G. H. & C. F. Hudson of Plattsburg, N. Y., and C. H. Barber, Bellows 
Falls, Vt., 1894-95. 

He was married, December 25, 1SS9, to Alice Esther Wright of Mont- 
pelier, who survives him and resides in that city. One child: Maynard Earle, 
now a student at Brown Universitj'. 




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*CLASS OF 1891. 



GEORGE FRANKLIN ABBOTT, C. E. 

George F. Abbott, son of Josiah L. and Sarah Jane (Quimby) Abbott, 
was born in Northfield, Vt., August 6, 1871. He prepared for college at the 
Northfield High School and entered the University, September 8, 1887, graduat- 
ing C. E. in 1891; was a corporal, sergeant, and captain in the corps of cadets; 
salutatorian; member of the 6^ X Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer for the Boston Elevated R. R., 1891-1906; 
chief engineer of the Camaguey (Cuba) Electric Railway and Power Co., Octo- 
ber, 1906-July 4, 1908. Since this last date, he has been chief engineer of the 
San Juan Street Railway of Porto Rico. 

He was married, December 25, 1899, to Lucy Hester Thiu'ston of Stoning- 
ton. Me. Three children have been born to them: Irene Hester, born March 
24, 1901; Alden Quimby, born July 31, 1905; and Rita Shirley, born June 25, 
1899. 

GEORGE LANGDON BALLOU, C. E. 

George L. Ballou, son of Wallace H. and Sarah M. (Upham) Ballou, was 
born in Solomon City, Kansas, October 1, 1871. At an early age, his parents 
removed to Bethel, Vt., where he 
prepared for college. He entered the 
University in September, 1887 and 
remained until December, 1890; was 
a corporal and sergeant in the corps 
of cadets; won second prize Sheldon 
Contest in 1889; member of the 6 -V 
Fraternity; received the degree of 
B. S. and C. E. in 1904 as for 1891. 

He was draftsman for the Berlin 
Iron Bridge Co. East Berlin, Conn., 
1891-93, 1899-1900; Elmira Brid-c 
Co., Elmira, N. Y., 1893-95; assist;ini 
to engineer of bridges, New Ydik 
Central and Hudson River R. K., 
New York city, 1895-96; assistant 
engineer, Niagara Falls Power Co., 
Niagara Falls, N. Y., 1896-97; con- 
tracting engineer for the New Jersey 
Steel and Iron Co., Buffalo, N. Y., 
1897-99; Lewinson & Just, New 
York city, 1901-04; secretary, George 
A. Just Co., Long Island City, 1904- 
08; with Snead & Go's Iron Works, 
Jersey City, N. J., 1908-09; chief engineer. Metropolitan Bridge Co., New 
York city, 1909 to date. 

He has designed and had charge of construction of many important bridges 
and buildings, among the number being the steel structure for lift locks, Erie 

*NoTf;: For sketch of I'-than Allen Shaw of this class, see page 90. 





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Canal, Lockport, N. Y., Porter Ave. Bridge, Buffalo, N. Y.; steel work for 
extension of wheel pit, Niagara Falls Power Co.; plate girder arch bridge over 
Erie Canal, Lockport, N. Y.; lattice arch bridge, from the main land to Goat 
Island, Niagara Falls, N. Y.; several bridges for the Rutland R. R., and N. Y. 
C. & H. R., R. R.; also several large buildings in New York city. 

He was married August 15, 1902, to Gertrude A. Vache of New York city. 
Three children have been born to them: Jean Gertrude; Langdon H.; Grace 
Vache. His residence is 244 New York Ave., BrookljTi, N. Y. 



REV. ALFRED FREDERICK BOOTH, C. E., M. S., A. M. 

Alfred F. Booth, son of Rev. Isaac Phillips Booth, trustee of "N. U." 
(q. V.) and .Julia Eliza (Crawford) Booth, was born in Canton, N. Y., Septem- 
ber 7, 1872 and died, unmarried, in 
]Morris\dlle, Vt., June 1, 1898; was 
buried in Northfield, Vt. 

He attended the schools of Mor- 
ris ville, Vt., and finished his prepara- 
tion for college at the Northfield 
High School. He entered the Uni- 
versity from Northfield, September 
8, 1887 and graduated C. E. in 
1891; was a corporal, 1st sergeant 
and captain in the corps of cadets; 
editor-in-chief of the Reveille; vale- 
dictorian and Senior gold medahst; 
member of the A I U Fraternity; 
received the degree of M. S. in 
course in 1894 and A. M. in 1897. 
He was assistant engineer for Shedd 
& Searle, Worcester, Mass., and for 
Charles H. Cheney, '86, So. Man- 
chester, Conn., 1891-92. He was in- 
structor in the Northfield High 
School, 1892-93, and principal, 1893- 
Rev. Alfred Frederick Booth. 94. 

In September, 1894, he entered the UniversaHst Theological Seminary, 
Canton, N. Y., and graduated B. D. in 1896. He was ordained a UniversaUst 
clergyman in September of the same year; and was pastor of the chm-ch in St. 
Albans, Vt., from July 1, 1896 until September, 1897, when owing to faihng 
health, he resigned his pastorate. He spent several months in the Adirondack 
region of New York, and in Pueblo, Colo., in hopes the change of climate 
would prove beneficial; but he rapidly failed and died of tuberculosis, June 
1, 1898. He met with marked success in his church work and gave promise of 
a brilliant future. He served for some time as president of the Young Peoples 
Christian Union of Vermont and the Province of Quebec; was a member of 
DeWitt Clinton Lodge, F. and A. M. of Northfield. 




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HON. HEBER CALVIN CADY, C. E. 

Heber C. Cady, son of Henry Clay and Paulina (Barr) Cady, was born in 
Northfield, Vt., September 30, 1870. He prepared for college in the Northfield 
High School and entered the Uni- 



versity in September, 1887, grad- 
uating with the degree of C. E. in 
1891. He was a corporal, sergeant 
and 2d Ueutenant Co. B, in the 
corps of cadets; member of the 
AH n Fraternity; has served as 
alumni trustee from 1901 to date. 
In November, 1891, he entered 
the Northfield Savings Bank as a 
clerk; and in January, 1901, he was 
promoted treasurer, which position 
he still retains. He is a Republican 
in poUtics and has held many town 
oflBces. He was for several years, 
auditor, treasm-er, trustee of the 
village, and justice of the peace. 
He represented Northfield in the 
House of Representatives in 1906- 
07. He is a member of the De- 
Witt Clinton Lodge, F. and A. M. 
of Northfield; King Solomon Chap- 
ter, R. A.; Mount Zion Comman- 




Hon. Heber Calvin Cady. 



dery, K. T., and Mt, Sinai Temple, Mystic Shrine of Montpeher. 

He was married, October 29, 1901, to Gertrude Helen Lee of Middlebury. 
They have one child, Paulina Lee. 

LIEUT. CARL OILMAN DOLE, 
B. S. 
Carl G. Dole, son of Prof. 
Charles Dole, '69, and Mary lone 
(Oilman) Dole, was born in North- 
field, Vt., August 14, 1871. He pre- 
pared for college at the Northfield 
High School and entered the Univer- 
sity, September 8, 1887, graduating 
B. S. in C. E. in 1891; was a corporal, 
1st sergeant and 2nd lieutenant in the 
corps of cadets; assistant editor of the 
Reveille] member of the 6 X Frater- 
nity. 

He was a collector for the 
Northern Pacific Railroad at West 
Superior, Wis., 1893-95; clerk in the 
division superintendent's office, Bos- 
ton & Maine Railroad, Woodsville, 
N. H., and at Lyndonville, Vt., 
1895-1902. Since this last date, he 
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Post Office Department, Division of Postmasters' Appointments, Washington, 
D. C. On the breaking out of the Spanish-American War, he enlisted in 
Company F, 1st Vermont Infantry, and was commissioned 2nd lieutenant, 
May IG, 1898; was mustered out of service, October 28, 1898; acted as 
battalion adjutant and also as ordnance officer for some time. 

He was married January 5, 1898, to Josephine Davis of Bradford, Vt. 

LIEUT. BURTON WILEY FARNHAM, C. E. 

Burton W. Farnham, son of Nelson and Martha (Benedict) Farnham 
was born in Williamstown, Vt., August 1, 1868. In 1872, his parents removed 
to Northfield, whore he attended the graded school. He entered the Prepara- 
tory department of the University in 
'' September, 1886 and the regular work 

of the University in September, 1887, 
graduating B. S. in C. E., in 1891 ; 
was a corporal, sergeant and 2d lieut- 
enant. Company A, in the corps of 
cadets; member of the A 2 H Frater- 
nity; received the degree of C. E. in 
coiu-se in 1898. 

He was a transitman and later 
assistant engineer. City Engineer's 
office, Lowell, Mass., October, 1891- 
June, 1901; assistant engineer with 
James L. Greenleaf, landscape 
architect, New York city, June, 
1901 -February, 1902; leveler. New 
York Central, and Hudson River 
Railroad, February, 1902-October, 
1902; was assistant engineer for 
Charles E. Collins, '90, October, 
1902-April, 1904. He was transit- 
man and general inspector of ma- 
Lieut. Burton Wiley Farnham. sonry, N. Y. C. & H. R. Railroad, 
October, 19()4-May, 1906; as,si.stant engineer, May, 1900-January, 1910, and 
resident engineer, January, 1910 to date. 

He served, 1891-92, in Company F, 1st Regiment, V. N. G.; was private, 
corporal, and sergeant, in Company D, Second Corps, of cadets unattached, 
Massachusetts Militia, 1895-98. On the breaking out of the Spanish-Ameri- 
can War, he was commissioned 2d lieutenant in the Massachusetts Provisional 
Militia, and served during June-October, 1898. 

He is a member of Ancient York Lodge, F. and A. M. of Lowell, Mass.; 
Lalla Rookh Grotto, No. 3, M. O.V. P. E. R., Rochester, N. Y.; Lowell Council, 
No. 8, Royal Arcanum; Masonic Club, Rochester, N. Y. 

He was married July 1, 1903, to Jessie Isabel Davies of Chateaugay, N. Y. 
His present address is Fairport, N. Y., (office, 434 State St., Rochester, N. Y.). 

FRED MINER GOODHUE, C. E. 
Fred M. Goodhue, son of Ralph H. and JuUa Frances (Miner) Goodhue, 
was born in Manchester, N. H., May 17, 1871. He received his early educa- 
tion in the common schools of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and pre- 




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pared for college under the tutorship of E. W. Goodhue, then a supervisor of 
schools of Washington county, Vermont. He entered the],University in 1887, 
graduating B. C. E. in 1891 ; was a 1st heutenant in the corps of cadets; personal 
editor of the Reveille for two 
years; member of the Al 11 
Fraternity. In 1894, the 
University conferred upon 
him the degree of C. E. 

After graduating, he 
entered the office of the 
Proprietors of the Locks 
and Canals, Lowell, Mass., 
where he remained six 
years, in general engineer- 
ing work. From 1897 until 
1900, he was engaged in 
newspaper work in Boston 
and Lawrence, with side 
interests in business and 
legal work. He was an 
organizer and one of the 
incorporators of the Good 
Samaritan Association, a 
charitable organization. In 
1900, he bought the en- 
gineering office of C. F. F"^ M^"^"" Goodhue. 
Hudson, Lawrence, Mass.; and during tliis period, he supervised and built 
many important structures, including mills, hospitals, churches, etc. Later, 
he went into the United States Geological Survey, doing work in many 
states east of the Mississippi. From 1904 to 1909, he was employed with 
the International Paper Co., of New York, making a specialty of their real 
estate work. Since 1909, he has engaged in business in Boston, Mass. 

He was a former member of the sons of Veterans, resigning as post captain. 

He was married in 1897, to Cordeha Lapointe. 




SERGT. CLARENCE BONNETT RIGGS, C. E. 

Clarence B. Riggs, son of Homer and Mary Esther (Davis) Riggs, was 
born in Washington, D. C, November 12, 18GS, and died at the Long Island 
College Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y., October 14, 19()(i. He prepared for college 
at the Bridgeport, (Conn.) High School, and entered the University from 
Middlebury, Vt., September 8, 1887, graduating C. E. in 1891; was a corporal, 
sergeant, and 2d lieutenant, in the corps of cadets; member of the A 2: fl 
Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer on the surveys of the Bristol, (Vt.) Railroad, 
in 1890; was engaged for some time on the preliminary survey of the Black 
River, (Vt.) Ry.; located and built the Saco Valley (logging), Ry., in New 
Hampshire in 1891. He was assistant engineer on the construction of the 
Middlebury, Vt., sewer system, 1891-94; assistant engin(>er for the New Ro- 
chelle Water Co., New Rochclle, N. Y., 1894-98; was engineer in charge of the 
construction of the railroad from Adrian Island's coal mine to Plattsburg, N.Y., 



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Clarence Bonnett Riggs. 



in the spring of 1898; was engaged, in private practice, 1899-1900; was chief 
engineer for the Deep River, (Conn.) Water Co., 1900-01. In this last year 
he , Jwas appointed inspector ;of 
masonry for the city of New York, 
on the construction of the subways 
and tunnels under the Harlem and 
East rivers. While engaged in works 
on the East river tunnel on Sep- 
tember 30, 1906, his skull was frac- 
tured by a premature explosion, 
causing his death on October 14. 

On the breaking out of the 
Spanish-American War, he enlisted 
in Company M, 8th Regiment, 
New York Volunteers. He was 
transferred in September, 1898 to 
Company B., 2d Regiment, United 
States Volunteer Engineers; was 
soon promoted sergeant; was mus- 
tered out of service in October, 
1898. He wrote a pamphlet on 
"Latent Heat.' ' He was a member 
of the Episcopal Church; Masonic 
Lodge, of Middlebury, Vt.; the 
Royal Arcanum of Woodlawn, N. Y. 

He was married in Woodlawn, 
N. Y., April 16, 1901, to Mary Hatch, a native of Washington, D. C, 
who survives him and resides in Woodlawn. Three children were born to 
them: Homer, born April 10, 1902; Francis Henry born December 19, 1904, 
died March 22, 1906; Clarence Bonnett, born December 24, 1906. 

CHARLES EDWARD QUIMBY, 
C. E. 

Charles E. Quimby, son of 
Charles Edward and Ida Isabelle 
(Andrews) Quimby, was born in 
Northfield, Vt., May 23, 1S71. He 
attended the Northfield High School 
and entered the Preparatory depart- 
ment of the University November 
16, 1885, and the regular work of the 
Engineering course in September, 
1886; was discharged in March, 1890; 
was a member of the dX Fraternity. 
The University, in recognition of his 
work as an engineer, conferred upon 
him in 1908 the degrees of B. S. and 
C. E. as for 1891. 

He was assistant engineer, 

Central Vermont Railroad, 1888-91; 

Boston & Albany Railroad, 1893-95; 

Boston & Maine Railroad, 1895-98; 

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Company, on the separation of grades, Springfield, Mass., 1898-1900. He 
entered the employ of the Ludlow Manufacturing Company, Ludlow, Mass., 
in February, 1900 as assistant engineer, and in 1904, he was promoted chief en- 
gineer of the company's extensive plant, having charge of the design and con- 
struction of water and sewer works, cottages, mills, and store houses. He 
enlisted in the 5th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers in 1898. 

He is a member of the Congregational Church; American Society of Civil 
Engineers. 

He was married May 25, 1893, to Ada Lucy Smith of Northfield, Vt. One 
child : Gladys Irene, born March 23, 1897. 

CAPT. EDWARD AIKEN SHUTTLEWORTH, U. S. A., C. E., M. S. 

Edward A. Shuttleworth, son of John and Lorana (Tupper) Shuttleworth, 
was born in Boston, Mass., September 15, 1865. In 1880, his parents removed 
to Bellows Falls, Vt., where he graduated from the high school in 1886. He 
entered the University, January 8, 
1888 and graduated C. E. in 1891; 
was a corporal, sergeant, 1st lieut- 
enant and captain in the corps of 
cadets; business manager of the 
Reveille; member of the X Frater- 
nity; founded the "Shuttleworth 
Prize' ' in 1896; received the degree of 
M. S. in course in 1897. 

He was commissioned second 
lieutenant, 11th United States In- 
fantry, August 1, 1891; was stationed 
at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Sep- 
tember 15-December 15, 1891; Fort 
Huachue, Arizona, January 1-April 
20, 1892; San Carlos, Arizona, April 
20-November 5, 1892; Fort Apache, 
November 5, 1892-August 1, 1893. 
While at San Carlos, he was in com- 
mand of the Indian Scouts and took 
part in the expedition against the 
famous renegade, "Apache Kid". 
He took a course of instruction at 
the Army School of the Line and 
Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, September, 1893-June25, 1895, graduating on 
the latter date. He took part in suppressing the strike in Chicago in July, 
1894, acting as commissary of all the troops concentrated in the city; was 
stationed at Whij)i)le Barracks, Arizona, September 26, 1895-April, 1898; 
while at Fort Whipple, he was engaged in United States progressive miip work. 

He was promoted first lieutenant, April 26, 1898 and was detailed as acting 
chief ordnance officer of the Fourth Army Corps, under command of Maj. 
Gen. J. J. Coppingcr, U. S. A. at Tampa, Florida, and later was detailed as 
assistant to the chief quartermaster of this corps; served in this capacity until 
December, 1898, when he rejoined his regiment in Porto Rico. While in 
Porto Rico, he assisted in installing the American Civil Government; served 




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as battalion adjutant for sometime. He was promoted captain, February 2» 
1901, and ordered to the United States in May. He assisted in organizing the 
27th Infantry at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., and was appointed its first regi- 
mental quartermaster, June 1, 1901, serving until June, 1903; was detailed in 
the Quartermaster's department, in June, 1903, serving until June, 1907. He 
served with his regiment, the 27th, in the Philippine Islands, 1903-04; took part 
in the campaign against the Moros of Mindanao, acting as quartermaster of 
General Baldwin's Lanao expedition; was in charge of the " Land Transporta- 
tion Division' ' in Manila, 1903-04. He returned to the United States in July, 
1904; was in charge of construction work at Fort George Wright, near Spokane, 
Wash., September, 1904-07. He was assigned to the 1st United States Infan- 
try, June, 1907, and returned to the Phihppine Islands, being stationed on the 
Island of Samar for several months. He was transferred to the Second Infan- 
try and returned to the United States via Europe in 1909; was in command of 
Fort Assinnioboine, Mont., August, 1909-January, 1910; was stationed at Fort 
Thomas, Ky., January, 1910 until early in 1911, when he was again ordered 
to the Philippine Islands. He is at present serving in Hawaii and has full 
chargeof the National Guard of the Islands. He is a member of the Episcopal 
Church. 

He was married at Xorthfield, Vt., December 16, 1891, to Minnie Moore 
Walling, a graduate of the Northfield High School, class of 1887. 



PERCY GATES SMITH, C. E. 
Percy G. Smith, son of Edgar WiUiam and Emma Mary (Gates) Smith 
and brother of R. U. Smith, '94, was born in Wells River, Vt., May 12, 1870. 

He prepared for college in the 
schools of his town and entered the 
University in January, 1887, grad- 
uating B. S. in C. E. in 1891. He 
was a corporal, sergeant and second 
lieutenant in the corps of cadets; local 
editor of the Reveille; leader of the 
University band three years; and a 
member of the A Z 11 Fraternity. 
He was assistant engineer, South- 
bridge, Sturbridge and Brookfield 
R. R. in Massachusetts, 1892-93; 
Southbridge Water Supply Co., 
Mass., in 1893; city of Worcester, 
Mass., 1894-1903; member of the 
firm of Moore and Smith and engaged 
in general engineering work in Wor- 
cester, Mass., 190.3-06. He was en- 
• gineer for the Conway Co., Conway, 
N. H., in charge of erecting one of the 
largest lumber mills in New England 
in 1906. Since 1908, he has engaged 
in general engineering business with 
He is a member of Athelston Lodge, F. 




Percy Gates Smith, 
headquarters in \\'ells River, Vt. 



and A. M., Eureka Chapter, R. A. ^I., and Hiram Council of Worcester, Mass. 



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WILLIAM HIBBARD SPRAGUE, B. S. 

William H. Sprague, son of John Hibbard and Elizabeth (Bacon) Sprague, 
was born in Chelsea, Vermont, January 1, 1867. Soon after his birth, his 
parents moved to East Brookfield 
where he was reared, attending the 
schools of his town and Goddard 
Seminary. He entered the Univer- 
sity, September 8,1887, and gradu- 
ated B. S. in June, 1891; was a 
corporal, sergeant, and first lieu- 
tenant in the corps of cadets; assis- 
tant editor of the Reveille; played 
in the cadet band; received honor- 
able mention in 1891; member of 
the d X Fraternity. 

He engaged in general mer- 
cantile business. East Brookfield, 
Vt., 1893-1904; postmaster, 1896- 
40; was sheriff of Orange county 
and law student during 1904-08. 
He was admitted to the Vermont 
Bar, October 9, 1908, and has prac- 
ticed his profession in Chelsea from 
1908 to date. He has served as 
deputy clerk of Orange county, 
1908 to date. He is a member of 
the Congregational Church; past 

Master, George Washington Lodge, No. 51, F. and A. 
Tyi-ian Club, Chelsea. 

He has been twice married: first, Septeml)er 14, 1893, to Adeline Louisa 
Smith of Northfield, who died February 9, 1903. One child: John William, born 
March 27, 1896. He was again married, January 4, 1905, to Gertrude Bick- 
ford Jackson of Barre City, a native of Cabot, Vt. 




William Hibbard Sprague. 

M., Chelsea, Vt.; 




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HAERISON GORDON WOODRUFF, B. L. 

Harrison G. Woodruff, son of Andrew Norton and Luella Isabelle (Hibbard) 
Woodruff, was born in East Brookfield, Vt., June 1, 1872. In 1875, his parents 
removed to Chelsea, where he attended the district schools and the Chelsea 

Academy. He entered the Univer- 
sity in September, 1887, graduating 
in 1891, with the degree of B. L.; 
served on the editorial staff of the 
Reveille as exchange editor and 
editor-in-chief; was a corporal, ser- 
geant; second-heutenant and first 
Heutenant and quartermaster of the 
corps of cadets; member of the 
A ~ n Fraternity. He was secre- 
tary of the Vermont Alumni Asso- 
ciation of "N. U.," 1904-05, vice- 
president, 1906-08 and president, 
1908-09. 

He served as teller and cashier 
of the First National Bank, Chel- 
sea, Vt., 1891-93; with the Amos- 
keag National Bank, Manchester, 
N. H., 1893-1901; treasurer. Granite 
Savings Bank and Trust Company, 
Barre, Vt., 1901 to date. He is 
■sace-president of the Granite Mutu- 
Harrison Gordon Woodruff. al Insm-ance Company of Barre, Vt.; 

director of the National Bank of Orange county, Chelsea, Vt.; president of 
the School Board of the city of Barre; treasurer of the Board of Trade; pres- 
ident of the University Club; member of the Vincitia Club and Barre Golf 
Club . He is a Repubhcan in poUtics . 

He was married, October 7, 1896, to Maude Gertrude Fifield of Manches- 
ter, N. H. They have two daughters: Margaret EUzabeth, born October 
24, 1899 and Ethel Isabelle, born June 5, 1904. 




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EDWARD MALCOLM COBB. 

Edward M. Cobb, son of Lyman, Jr., and Mary Philena (Graves) Cobb, 
was born in Woodstock, Vt., December 20, 1864, and died, unmarried, in Mt. 
Pleasant, la., April 16, 1892. He prepared for college at the Woodstock 
High School; was a student at the Iowa State Agricultural College, 1886-87. 
He entered the sophomore class of the University, November 9, 1887, and 
remained until December, 1888. He was in the employ of the Capital City 
Electric Light & Gas Co., of Des Moines, la., October 1, 1888-April 1, 1892. 
He was a member of Capital City Lodge, K. P. of Des Moines. 

RALPH BOYNTON DENNY. 

Ralph B. Denny, son of George Benoni Buck and Ensebia Maria (Mead) 
Denny, was born in Northfield, Vt., January 18, 1871. He prepared for 
college at the Northfield High School, and entered the University in Septem- 
ber, 1887, remaining until 1888; was a member of the A JJ II Fraternity. 

In 1891, he entered the employ of the First National Bank of Montpelier, 
as teller, and later was promoted assistant cashier. In 1899, he left the employ 
of the bank and became assistant secretary and assistant treasurer of the Union 
Mutual Fire Insurance Co., of Montpelier, which position he still retains. He 
has also served as treasurer of the American FideUty Co., of Montpelier, from 
1902 to date. 

He is a member of the Episcopal Church and Am-ora Lodge, F. and A. M., 
and the Apollo Club of Montpelier; National Geographic Society. 

GEORGE EVERETT SLEEPER, M. D. 

George E. Sleeper, son of John W. Sleeper, was born in Concord, N. H., 
July 12, 1870. He entered the University from Wolfboro, N. H. in 1888, and 
was discharged in 18S9; was a member of the AIII Fraternity. He graduated 
M. D. from the Dartmouth Medical College in 1896. He practiced his pro- 
fession in Concord, N. H., from 1896 until 1900, when he located in Hartford, 
Conn., where he has continued his practice to date. 

HENRY CHARLES SWEENEY. 

Henry C. Sweeney, son of Timothy and Hannah (Starr) Sweeney, was 
born in Rutland, Vt., December 1, 1869. He prepared for college in the 
schools of his city and entered the University, September 3, 1887, remaining 
until June, 1889; was a member of the A I 11 Fraternity. 

He founded the Rutland Sunday News in 1890 and continued as its publisher 
until 1892; was also editor and publisher of the Rutland (Vt.) Evening News 
and Morning Star, 1890-92; was assistant editor, New Haven (Conn.) News, 
1892-93; reporter, Rutland, (Vt.) HeraM, 1893-November 1, 1894. Since 
1897, he has engaged in the advertising business. 

He is a Democrat in politics and served as deputy colUn'tor and inspector 
of customs for Vermont, during 1894-97. His address is Rutland, Vt. 



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FRANCIS ARTHUR EATON, D. O. 

Francis A. Eaton, son of Daniel Webster and Ellen C. (Orcutt) Eaton, 
was born in Randoljih, Vt., October 23, 1870. He attended the schools of his 

town and graduated from the State 
Normal School at Randolph Center 
in June, 1887. He entered the 
Chemical department of the Uni- 
versity on April 4, 1888, remain- 
ing until November, 1889; was a 
member of the B X Fraternity. 

He was a druggist for C. A. 
Smith in Barre, Vt., 1890-93; pro- 
prietor of the Crescent Pharmacy, 
Barre, Vt., 1894-97. He studied 
at the American School of Osteo- 
pathy at Kirksville, Mo., 1897- 
1900, graduating D. O. in January 
of the latter year. He practiced 
his profession in Philadelphia, Pa., 
1900-01; Randolph, Vt., 1902-03, 
Maiden, Mass., 1904-05; Ran- 
dolph, Vt., 1905 to date. 

He is a member of the Metho- 
dist Chiu-ch; I. O. O. F.; Indepen- 
dent Order of Red Men; Sons of 

Francis Arthur Eaton. Veterans. 

He was married August 2<S, 1901, to Ella Harriet Cushman of Randolph. 





Camp Scent, Hike ot lyuy. 



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CLASS OF 1892. 



EPHRAIM WESSON CLARK, C. E. 

E. Wesson Clark, son of Ephraim Wesson and Clarissa (Johnson) Clark, 
was born in Peacham, Vt., July 18, 1869. He prepared for college at the 
Peacham Academy and a private 
school of modern languages, kept by 
Miss Hattie E. Guy. He entered 
the University in September, 1889, 
and was soon advanced to' the sopho- 
more class; graduated C. E. in 
1892; was a corporal, 1st sergeant, 
2d lieutenant. Company A, and ad- 
jutant in the corps of cadets; assis- 
tant business manager of the Reveille; 
received special award at the prize 
speaking in 1891; received honorable 
mention in 1892; salutatorian ; mem- 
ber of the 6 X Fraternity. 

He was a draftsman with the 
Boston Bridge Works, October, 
1892-January, 1894; assistant engi- 
neer with the West End Street Rail- 
way Co., and their successors, the 
Boston Elevated Ry., Co., from 
January, 1894 to date. He was sec- 
retary of the Boston Alumni Asso- 
ciation, of "N. U.", 1900-02; and 




Ephraim Wesson Clark. 



1905-07 and president, 1907-09. He is national secretary of the ('J X Frater- 
nity and a member of Zenith Lodge, No. 42, I. O. O. F. of Boston. He is the 
author of several short poems, published at different times in the Reveille, the 
Somerville (Mass.) Journal and the Boston Tra/incript. 

He was married at Somerville, Mass., S(>ptemb('r 7, 1904, to Harriet 
Isabelle White. 



JOSEPH SPAFFORD CRAIGUE, C. E. 

Joseph S. Craigue, son of Nelson Francis and Mary Jane (Spafford) 
Craigue, was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, September 1, 1873. His parents 
removed to Allouez, Mich., in 1874, and from there to Amsden, Vt., in June, 
1887. He prepared for college in the ])ublic school and by private tutoring, 
and entered the; University, September 19, 1889, graduating with the degree 
of C. E. in 1892; was a corporal, sergeant and 2d li(>utenant in \hc corps of 
cadets; member of the f-}X Fraternity. 

He was rodman for the Central Vermont Railroad, during July and 
September, 1892; Boston Board of Survey, October, 1892-May, 1894. 



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He was chief of party and draftsman for H. S. Adams, C. E., of Boston, from 
May, 1894 until .March, 1900, when he became assistant engineer and resident 

engineer on sewer and water works 
construction for E. Worthington, 
civil and consulting engineer, Ded- 
ham, Mass. In March, 1903, he 
resigned his position wdth Mr. 
Worthington and became mining 
engineer for the G. B. Markle Co., 
of Jeddo, Pa., extensive coal opera- 
tors. In May, 1907, he was pro- 
moted assistant general inside super- 
intendent, which position he still 
retains. He is a member of Arbutus 
Lodge, No. 611, F. and. A. M., of 
Freeland, Pa.; Hazel Chapter, No. 
277, R. A. M., and Mt. Vernon Com- 
mandery, No. 73, K.T., of Hazelton, 
Pa.; Boston Society of Civil En- 
gineers. 

He was married in February, 
1896, to Josephine M. Callanan. 
Four children have been born to 
them: Nelson Francis, born October 
31, 1897; Joseph Spafford Jr., born 




Joseph Spafford Craigue. 



February 14, 1900; Marie Josephine, born May 5, 1901; Evelyn, born De- 
cember 26, 1906. 



CHARLES JOHN CLEMENT 
EVANS, C. E. 

Charles J. C. Evans, son of 
James and Mary Ann (Sinott) Evans, 
was born in Northfield, Vermont, 
October 4, 1871. He attended the 
Northfield High School, and entered 
the University, in September, 1888, 
graduating C. E. in 1892; was a cor- 
poral, sergeant, and 1st lieutenant. 
Company B, in the corps of cadets; 
member of the A .J IJ Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer with J. 
W. Ellis, Woonsocket, R. I., 1892-95; 
Boston & Maine Railroad, 1895-96; 
engineer for Ellis & Buzzell, contract- 
ors, Woburn, Mass., 1896-98; assist- 
ant engineer New York, New Haven 
& Hartford Railroad, 1898-99. Since 
this last date, he has been employed 
in New York as structural engineer. 
He is at present in the employ 




Charles John Clement Evans. 



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He was married September 14, 1901, to Annie Edith Swindells, of Harris- 
burg, Pa. They have one child : Charles Stanley, born June 13, 1903. 



ROBERT HENRY FORD, C. E., A. M. 

Robert H. Ford, son of Martin and Eliza (Fair) Ford, was born in St. 
Albans, Vt., September 8, 1868. He prepared for college in the schools of his 
city and entered the University, September 13, 1888, graduating C. E. in 1892. 
He was a 2d lieutenant and ad- 
jutant in the corps of cadets; 
assistant editor and business mana- 
ger of the Reveille; played on the 
base ball team in 1889 and was 
business manager, 1890-91. He 
was vice-president of the General 
Alumni A-s.sociation of "N. U.", 
1901-02, and president, 1904-07; 
was vice-president of the Vermont 
Alumni Association of "N. U.," 
1904-05; and president of the St. 
Louis Alumni Association, March 
13, 1909-10; received the degree of 
A. M.from"N. U."in 1911; mem- 
ber of the X Fraternity. 

He was in the employ of the 
Rutland and Central Vermont 
railways in Bridge, Track and 
Engineering departments from 1892 
until 1906, on general maintenance, 
engineering and construction work, 
including several extensions to the 
properties in New York, Connect- Robert Henry Ford, 

icut, Vermont and Canada; also in charge of the location and construction 
of the Bethel (Vt.) Granite Railway, a mountain line with uniform ascending 
grades and without any adverse grade. He was with the Missouri Pacific 
and Iron Mountain Railway systems, successively as inspector of main- 
tenance, principal a.ssistant engineer and assistant to the chief [engineer. 
Maintenance of Way from 1906 until 1911. As principal as.sistant en- 
gineer, he was in direct charge of the engineering and construction work 
and special maintenance matters for 7,000 miles of main line. Since 1911, 
he has been associated with the Hodges-Downey Construction Comjjany, 
general railroad contractors, St. Louis, Mo. 

He is a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church of St. Louis, Mo.; New 
Franklin Lodge, No. 4, F. and A. M., and Champlain Chapter, No. 1, R. A. M. 
of St. Albans, Vt.; American Society of Civil Engineers; American Railway 
Engineering Society; St. I^ouis Railway Club; New England Socicity. He was 
a member of the Board of Education, St. Albans public schools, five years; and 
in 1906, was ap[)ointed by Governor Proctor member of the State Normal 
School Board, serving until he located in St. Louis. He served for five year^ 
as a member of Co. B, 1st Regiment Vermont National Guard. 




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He was married at Xorthfield, Vt., June 26, 1894, to Emma Maria Jack- 
son, a native of Swanzey, N. H. Three children have been born to them: 
Margaret Nichols, born May 4, 1895; Robert Henry, Jr., born March 24, 1903; 
Richard Martin, born April 11, 1906. 



BEXJAMIX WHITNEY GLE.\SON, B. S., M. D. 

Benjamin W. Gleason, son of Stillman Augustus and Mary Ehzabeth 
(Jewell) Gleason, was born in Stow, Mass., December 20, 1870. He entered 

the University from Brookline, 



Mass., September 13, 1888, and 
graduated B. S. in Chemistn,- in 
1892; was sergeant-major and 2d 
lieutenant. Company A, in the corps 
of cadets; assistant editor of the 
Reveille; played on the base ball 
I cam ; member of the A 2l IJ Frater- 
nity ; served as alumni trustee, 1897- 
11)07. 

He engaged in the real estate 
,ind insurance business in Boston, 
1S92-97; entered the Medical de- 
partment of the University of Penn- 
-ylvaniain 1897, and graduated M. 
I)., in 1901; practiced his profession 
in Boston, 1901-02; Somerville 
1902-03; Philadelphia 1903-05; 
Athol, Mass., 1908 to date. He 
has served as secretary' of the 
Athol Board of Health from 1910 
to date. He served as sergeant- 
major of the 5th Regiment Massa- 

Dr. Benjamin Whitney Gleason. chusetts National Guard, 1895-97; 

member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co., of Boston, 1896-1898, 
and went with the company on their memorable tour in Europe in 1897. 
He was married July 2, 1902, to Annie Victoria Johnson of Boston. 




CHARLES WARNER PIERCE, B. S., A. M. 

Charles W. Pierce, son of Charles Alexander and Abbie Stearns (Gibson) 
Pierce, was born in Manchester, Vt., August 26, 1870. In 1871, his parents 
removed to Bennington, "\'t., where he prepared for college in the high school. 
He entered the University in September, 1888, and graduated B. S. from the 
Science and Literature course in 1892. He was a corporal, sergeant and 1st 
lieutenant of Company A, in the corps of cadets; was editor-in-chief of the 
Reveille, 1891-92; member of the 6 A Fraternity; received the degree of 
A. M. from the University in 1898. 

In 1895, he became a member of the firm of C. A. Pierce & Co., newspaper 
publishers and is at present the junior member of the firm. He was editor 
of the Bennington Vt., Semi-Weekly, Banner, 1895-97; Xorthampton (Mass.) 



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Daily Herald, 1897-1906; since this last date, lie has been editor of the Wal- 
tham Evening News, Waltham, Mass. He is a member of Norumbega Lodge, 
Knights of Pythias of Waltham. 

He was married April 1, 1904, to Lena Crittenden of Northampton, Mass. 
They have one child: Catherine Gibson, born July 30, 1907. 

PROF. JESSE BENTON MOWRY, B. S. 

Jesse B. Mowry, son of Seth and Rhoda (Hicks) Mowry, was born in 
Chepachet, R. I., .\pril 1, 1863. He attended the schools of his town, and 
graduated from the Rhode Inland State Normal School in 1889; was a student 

at Brown University two terms, 
1898-99. He entered the Univer- 
sity in Septemb(>r, 1890 as a 
special student and instructor in 
History and Political Economy and 
graduated B. S. in 1892; was officer 
in charge of the Barracks, 1890-92; 
member of the ^9 X Fraternity. 

He was professor of the Natural 
Sciences, Shaw University, 1894-95; 
instructor in Botany, Leonard 
School of Pharmacy, Raleigh, N. 
C, 1894-95; sub-master of the 
Southbridge, Mass., High School, 
1899-1900; professor of Botany and 
Geology in the Grand Island Col- 
lege, Nebraska, 1901-03; was super- 
intendent of schools, Gloucester, 
R. I., 1903-08. He was appointed 
the commissioner of Forestry of 
Rhode Island in 1906, when the 
State established the department 

of Forestry, which position he has 
Prof. Jesse Benton Mowry. j^^jj ^^ ^j^^^^ ^^ j^^^ ^^^^^^^ 

several laws pertaining to taxation and protection of the forest lands 
of the State, which with some amendments have been passed by the 
General Assembly. He has compiled the annual reports on Forestry in Rhode 
Island from 1906 to date. He is a member of the Chepachet Free Baptist 
Church; American Forestry Association. 

He was married June 2, 1908, to Auretta Adelia Mann of (Uoucester, R. I. 

HON. EDMOND HENRY RYAN, C. E. 

Edmond H. Ryan, son of Edmond and Ellen (Leahy) Ryan, brother of 
J. M. Ryan, '95, was born at Moretown, Vt., November 3, 1868. In 1869, 
his parents moved to Northfield Falls, where he attended the village school and 
later the high school at Northfield. He entered the University, September 13, 
1888, and graduated C. E., in 1892. He was a corporal, 1st sergeant, captain, 
Co. A; assistant editor and manager of the Reveille; won 1st prize Sheldon con- 
test in 1889; received honorable mention and Faculty (^.old Medal, 1892; 
valedictorian of his class; member of A 2 II Fraternity. 




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He was assistant engineer with the Locks and Canals Co., Lowell, Mass., 
1892-95; the Denver and Gulf R. R. in 1895; the South Platte Power and 
Irrigation Co., Col., 1895-96; and the Blue Mountain Tunnel & Mining Co., 
Utah, 1896-97. In 1893, he began the studj' and practice of law in Lowell, 

Mass., in connection -^vith work as an 
engineer and was soon after admitted 
to the bar. In 1896, he located at 
Monticello, San Juan county, Utah, 
in the practice of his profession; was 
elected and served as county attorney 
of San Juan county, 1899-1900. He 
removed to Cedar City, Utah in 1901, 
where he has since resided. 

In 1902, he was appointed city 
attorney of Cedar City, which posi- 
tion he has continuously held since, 
under successive appointments. In 
1902, he was elected county attorney 
of Iron county, Utah, holding this 
office for the period of six years 
under successive elections; and in 
1908, he was elected district attorney 
of the Fifth Judicial District of the 
state of Utah, which position he 
now holds. In 1904, his services 
as an attorney were secured in 
Hon. Edmond Henry Ryan. connection with the legal depart- 

ment of the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake R. R., as local attorney, 
and has worked in this department]continuously since that time; he is also 
attorney for the bank of Southern Utah, holding this position since 1907. 
In 1909, he was appointed attorney for the Utah and Grand Canon R. R. 
Co., and still retains this position. He is also connected with and retained by 
several mining companies of southwestern Utah. 

In 1901, he was married to Catherine Perkins of Monticello, Utah. 
Three children have been born to them: Ellen Avey, born March 9, 1902; 
Edmond Benjamin, born September 20, 1906; and James Vermont, born 
January 21, 1910. 




DeWITT CLINTON WEBB, U. S. N., C. E. 

DeWitt C. Webb, son of Lucius and Emogene Ruth (Fuller) Webb, 
was born in East Granville, Vt., August 24, 1873. He entered the University 
in 1888, graduating C. E., m 1892. He was a corporal, 1st sergeant and cap- 
tain Co. B, in the corps of cadets; received honorable mention in 1892; assistant 
editor of the Reveille; member of the X Fraternity. 

He was a transitman on the Central Vermont Railroad, 1892-93 
instructor of Mathematics at the University, September, 1894-January, 1895 
He was chief of party with H. S. Adams, C. E., of Boston, Mass, 1895-96 
was first assistant to Mr. Adams, lS96-April 1, 1903, having in charge extensive 
work in Boston and vicinity, also surveys and reports on projects in the Western 
States and in Porto Rico. From April to July, 1903, he was engaged in in- 



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specting foundations and preparing estimates for stone and concrete dry dock 
at the League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia, for the United States Navy 
Department. In June, 1903, he 
took the examination for the ap- 
pointment to the Corps of Civil 
Engineers, United States Navy, and 
received the highest rank out of 
thirty candidates; received his 
commission as a civil engineer, 
in the Navy on July 8, 1903. His 
service is as follows: at the League 
Island Navy Yard, July, 1903 until 
May, 1906; Naval Station, Key 
West, Fla. May, 1906-August 10, 
1909; the Bureau of Yards and 
Docks, Washington, D. C, August 
10, to September 18, 1909; Navy 
Yard, Boston, Mass., September, 
18, 1909 to date. During his eight 
years of service in the navy, he has 
had charge of the construction of 
improvements of a total value of 
about three milUon dollars. 

He is a member of the Ameri- 
can Society of Civil Engineers and 
of the Boston Society of Civil En- 
gineers; Dade Lodge, No. 14, F. and A. M., and Island Chapter, No. 21, 
R. A. M., of Key West, Fla.; member of the Coeur de Lion Commandery, 
Knights Templar, Charlestown, Mass. 

He was married May 2, 1899, to Florence Howard Brooks of Randolph, 
Vt. They have one ehild : Wanda, born September 29, 1905. 




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270 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. [1892 

NON-GRADUATES, 1892. 



FRED OSBORN BROWN. 

Fred O. Browii, son of Fred Lorenzo and Isadora (Osborn) Brown, was 
born in Vernon, Vt., January 17, 1873. He prepared for college in the schools 
of his town and entered the University March 28, 1888, remaining until June, 
1889. He graduated from Eastman's Business College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 
in September, 1893. He was yard clerk and baggage master Boston & Maine 
and Central Vermont Rys., Vernon, Vt., 1896-98; freight clerk, Boston & 
Maine Railroad, Northampton, Mass., 1898-1907; clerk, freight depart- 
ment, Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry., November, 1907-July, 1908; 
with the R. W. Pierce Furniture Co., of Los Angeles, Cal., 1908; was ap- 
pointed U. S. letter carrier, Los Angeles August 13, 1908, a position he still 
retains. He is a member of the Jerusalem Lodge, F. and A. M., and North- 
ampton chapter, R. A. M., Northampton, Mass. 

He was married at Brattleboro, Vt., July 29, 1899, to Martha Helen 
Severance. They have two children: Isadore Osborn, born June 24, 1900, 
and Earl Severance, born March 14, 1902. 

HOMER ROYCE CHADWICK. 

Homer R. Chadwick, son of A. J. Chadwick, was born in Franklin, Vt.; 
February 29, 1872. He prepared for college in the schools of his town and 
Enosburg Falls, and entered the University, September 8, 1887, remaining 
until June 3, 1889; was a member of the I — IT Fraternity. 

He served as artificer in Company F, 1st Vermont Infantry, during the 
Spanish-American War. He studied dentistry and practiced in San Francisco 
for some time. Later he located in China. 

ROBERT ALEXANDER CHILD. 

Robert A. Cliild, son of Willard Hosford and Anner (Mann) Child, was 
born in Bradford, Vt., May 3, 1871. In 1885, his parents removed to Lyndon- 
ville, where he attended the public schools and the Lyndon Institute. He 
entered the Preparatory department of the LTniversity in 1887 and the regular 
work of the Science and Literature course in 1888; was honorably discharged 
in July, 1889; was a member of the A 2i I J Fraternity. 

He was in the employ of the Lyndonville Journal, September, 1889-92; 
Caledonian Publi-shing Co., St. Johnsbury, 1892-93; foreman, Lyndonville 
Journal office, Lyndonville, Vt., 1893-1903; foreman, composing room, The 
Tuttle Co., Rutland, 1902-04; foreman. Opinion Publishing Co., Bradford, 
Vt., 1904-06; with The F. A. Bassett Co., Springfield, Mass., publishers of 
books and catalog printers, 1906 to date. He is a member of the Emmanuel, 
Congregational Church of Springfield; Champion Lodge No. 17, I. O. O. F., 
Bradford, Vt. 

He was married May 7, 1895, to Mertie Belle Clark of Lyndonville. Vt. 
Three children have been born to them: Hayden Robert, born September 
14, 1896; Hervey Willard, born September 14, 1899; Harold Masten, born 
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ISADORE NELSON LUNDERVILLE. 

Isadore N. Lunderville, son of Mathias and Huldah J. (Chamberlin) 
Lunderville, was born in Enosbiu-g Falls, Vt., August 7, 1870. He prepared 
for college in the schools of his town and entered the University, September 
8, 1887, remaining until November 26, 1889; was a member of the A 2" fl Fra- 
ternity. 

He was clerk in a general mercantile store in Enosburg Falls, in 1890; 
St. Albans, Vt., 1890-92; was head clerk for D. B. Keniston, Plymouth, N. H., 
1890-99. He engaged in business in Littleton, N. H., and managed a hotel 
in that town, 1899-1906. Since this last date, he has been district manager 
for the New England Telephone Co. He is a member of the Masonic and 
LO. O. F. lodges. 

He was married, January 18, 1S98, to Delia S. Phillips of Littleton, N. H. 



MAJ. ERASMUS ARLINGTON POND, U. S. A., M. D. 

Erasmus A. Pond, son of Abbott Sequard and Ellen (Stocker) Pond, was 
born in East Saugus, Mass., January 19, 1873. His parents removed to Rut- 
land, Vermont, where he prepared for college. He entered the University, 
September 13 1888, remaining two _--^---,. ^ 

years; was a musician in the corps of 
cadets; captain and pitcher base 
ball team; member of the A H 11 
Fraternity. He graduated A. B. 
from the University of Vermont in 
1893; Ph. B. and M. D. in 1895. 

He was a very successful base 
ball pitcher; played duiing his 
college course and during the sum- 
mer of 1895, 1896 and 1897 with 
the Baltimore League Champions. 
He was a physician in the City 
Hospital and resident physician, 
St. Joseph Hospital, Baltimore, 
Md., 1895-98. 

He was commissioned assistant 
surgeon U. S. A., with rank of first 
lieutenant in 1898; was stationed at 
Fort Myer until 1899, fwhen he 
was ordered to the Philippine 
Islands, where he had active ser- 
vice in the field, taking part in 
twenty-six engagements; was sta- 
tioned at the army hospital in Manila for some time; returned to the United 
States in 1900; was stationed at Fort Preble, Me., 1900; was commissioned 
surgeon with rank of major in 1900; returned to the Philippini^ Islands in 
1901 and served on the Board of Health of Manila until 1904, wiien he 
resigned from the army. In 1904, he located at Cebu, Island of Cebu, 
where he has remained to date. He has served as president of the Bpard of 
Health of Cebu 1904 to date. 




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272 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. [1892 

He has met with marked success in his profession. He gained distinction 
during his army career as a sanitary officer and a speciaUst in typhoid, cholera 
anci leprosy diseases. He constructed a new leper hospital on the Island of 
Cebu. He is a surgeon for the railroad company of the Island; the J. G. White 
Construction Co., and for various insurance companies; has conducted an ex- 
tensive drug business in the city of Cebu since 1908; has a large private prac- 
tice and does much surgical work; is president of a company which is operating 
a cocoanut plantation on the Island. He is a member of the B. P. O. E.; Army 
and Navy Clubs of Manila; president of the Cebu Club. 

He was married Julj' 2, 1900, to Ehzabeth Stitt Gambrill of Baltimore, Md. 

RUSSELL WILLIAM PORTER. 

Russell W. Porter, son of Frederick Wadsworth and CaroUne (Silsby) 
Porter, was born in Springfield, Vt., December 13, 1871. He prepared for 
college in the schools of his town and at the Vermont Academy, Saxtons River, 
Vt. He entered the sophomore class of the LTniversity, September 19, 1889, 
remaining until July, 1890; member of the 6 X Fraternity. He was a 
student at the University of Vermont for a short time in 1890. He took a 
post-graduate course in Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology, 1893-97. In 1896, he won the first honor and gold medal offered by 
the New York Beaux Arts Society for the best design for a governor's mansion 
in a state capital. 

He was surveyor for the Associated Mutual Insurance Co., of Boston, 1891- 
93; served as architectiiral draftsman seven years. He went with the Cook 
expedition of 1894 to West Greenland, as surveyor, being a passenger on the 
ill-fated schooner, Miranda, w^hich was abandoned on the coast of Greenland. 
Mr. Porter and four companions moved northerly in a small boat; and were 
finally rescued by the schooner, Rigel thirty miles north of the Ai-ctic circle. 
In 1896, he went to Greenland with the Peary ReUef expedition as a member 
of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology party and spent a nimiber of 
weeks at the Umanak Fiords. In 1897, he again accompanied the Peary Rehef 
expedition to Greenland. He organized a hunting party and spent the sum- 
mer in Frofisher Bay. He went with the exploring party in northern British 
Columbia in the siunmer of 1898, and spent several weeks at the headwaters 
of Peace river. In 1899, he accompanied the Peary Rehef Expedition to Green- 
land, and spent the summer in Northwest Greenland. He was artist and sur- 
veyor for the Baldwin-Ziegler Polar Expedition of 1901-02; was assistant- 
scientist and artist with the Ziegler Polar Expedition, 1903-05. He discovered 
several new islands and mapped over five hundred miles of new coast line. 
Since 1906, he has made his home at "Lands End' ', Port Clyde harbor, Maine, 
where he is engaged in painting and in literary work. He has wTitten many 
articles on his explorations for the press of the country. 

EMERSON LAFAYETTE YOUNG. 

Emerson L. Young, was born in Rutland, Vt., June 5, 1871, and died in 
Los Angeles, Cal., in 1900. He prepared for college in the schools of his 
city and entered the University, January 5, 1888, remaining until June, 1889; 
was a member of the AI U Fraternity. 

He was assistant postmaster of Fort Payne, Ala., from 1891 until 1892, 
when he located in Los Angeles, Cal., where he made his home until his death. 
He was in the employ of the Los Angeles Directory Co., 1892-97 and^then en- 
gaged in the orange shipping business until his death. 



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MATTHEW IRVING GILDER. 



Matthew I. Gilder, son of Mat- 
thew George and Sarah (Witherell) 
Gilder was born in St. Albans, Vt., 
July 15, 1871. He prepared for col- 
lege at the St. Albans Academy and 
entered the Chemical department of 
the University January 5, 1888, re- 
maining until July, 1890; was a mem- 
ber of the A 2 n Fraternity. He was 
a student at the College of Pharmacy, 
Boston, Mass., and has engaged in 
the drug business, Denver, Colo., 
Roswell, New Mexico, and Cripple 
Creek, Colo. He is a member of the 
Baptist Church; Washington Lodge, 
F. and A. M.; Mount Vernon Chapter, 
R. A. M.; and Joseph Warren Com- 
mandery, K. T. He was married at 
Denver, Colo., October 4, 1908, to 
Jessie Gilder, a native of Missouri. 
His address is Cripple Creek, Colo. 




Matthew Irving Gilder. 




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CLASS OF 1893. 



GEORGE LESLIE' AXDRE^^'S, B. S. 

George L. Andrews, son of Da\'id French and Ruth (White) Andrews, was 
born in Northfield (Gouldsville), Vt., May 24, 1866. He prepared for college 
at the Northfield High School 
and entered the University, 
September 19, 1889, graduating 
B. S. in 1893; was a corporal, 
sergeant, sergeant-major, and 
1st lieutenant & quartermaster 
in the corps of cadets; member 
of the 6 X Fraternity. 

He engaged in the drug 
b\Lsiness in Newbury from 1894 
until November, 1901, when he 
located in Pasadena, Cal., where 
he has engaged in the real 
estate business to date. He 
served as postmaster of New- 
bury, 1896-98. He is a 32 de- 
gree Mason and a member of 
the Shrine; the Sons of the 
American Revolution. 

He was married, June 14, 
1896, to ISIrs. Carrie (Gould) 
Gale, of Gouldsville. Two 
children have been born to George Leslie Andrews, 

them: Paul Gould, born November 17, 1897; Cordelia Gould, born Septem- 
ber 17, 1899. 

FRANK DUDLEY HOLBROOK, C. E. 

Frank D. Holbrook, son of Samuel Hemenway and Caroline (Smith) 
Holbrook, was born in Boston, Mass., September 1, 1872. He received his 
early education in the pubUc schools of Boston, Mass. In 1887, his parents 
removed to Newport, Vt., where he prepared for college at the high school. 
He entered the University in 1889, graduating C. E., in 1893; was a sergeant, 
color-sergeant, 1st lieutenant and adjutant in the corps of cadets; member of the 
6 A Fraternity. 

He was a rodman, instrument man and insj^ector on the Brockton, IMass., 
sewer system, 1893-94; superintendent for Holbrook, Cabot and Daly, con- 
tractors, on changes and additions to sewers and drains necessitated by aboli- 
tion of grade crossings in Brockton and Natick, Mass., also on excavation for 
and timbering of wet and quicksand foundations on same work, 1895-96; 
foreman for same contractors on construction of two sections of Metropolitan 
State sewer in West Roxburj', Mass., in 1897. 

He entered the govermnent service in March, 1898 as foreman on con- 
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Gull Island, N. Y.; was transferred in September, 1898, to Fort Mansfield 
Watch Hill, R. I., as superintendent on the construction of emplacements for 
2, 8-in. B. L. rifles 2, 5-in. rapid fire guns, pintle mounts, and 2, 5-in. wire wound 
guns, solid mounts. He was appointed junior engineer, March, 1900, and 
finished the work at Fort Mansfield as resident engineer; was a topographical 
draftsman in United States Engineer's office, Cincinnati, Ohio, September 
1900-September, 1901. 

He has been employed on the canalization of the Ohio River from Septem- 
ber, 1901 to date; made surveys for location and topographical maps of site 
for Dams Nos. 11 and 18; was resident engineer in charge of the construction 
of Lock and Dam, No. 11, from June, 1904 to Aug. 1, 1911. Since this last 
date, he has been in charge of the construction of lock and dam No. 15, 
Ohio river at New Martinsville, W. Va., was promoted to grade of assistant 
engineer in July, 1908. 

He was elected an associate member of the American Society of Civil 
Engineers in February, 1905, and member in January, 1908. He is a member 
of the American Union Lodge, No. 1, F. and A. M., at Marietta, O. 

He was married June 30, 1900, to Carrie Louise Chapman. Two children 
have born to them: Martha Carrie, born June 22, 1902; Frank Dudley, Jr., 
born October 19, 1907. 

LIEUT. EDWARD CUSHMAN BENNETT, B. S. 

Edward C. Bennett, son of Edward Dewey and Eliza (Cushman) Bennett, 
was born in Bennington, Vt., September 5, 1873. He prepared for college at 
the local high school and entered the 
University in September, 1889, grad- 
uating B. S. in Science and Litera- 
ture in 1893; was a corporal, sergeant 
and second lieutenant in the corps 
of cadets; won second prize, Sheldon 
Contest in 1890 and 1891; member of 
the X Fraternity. 

He took a special course at the 
Boston University Law School, dur- 
ing 1894-95, and was admitted to 
the bar in November, 1895. He has 
practiced his profession in Benning- 
ton, Vt., from 1895 to date. Since 
1907, he has been a member of the 
law firm of Bennett & Graves. 

He is a Republican in politics; 
served as deputy State auditor, 1898- 
1902; executive clerk, 1902-04; judge 
of probate, district of Beimington, 
1907 to date. He served for some 
time as second lieutenant and ad- 
jutant of the Third Battalion, V. N. Lieut. Edward Cushman Bennett. 
G. He is a member of the Second Congregational Church and Mt. Anthony 
Lodge, F. and A. M., of Bennington. 

He was married, July 24, 1901, to Cynthia Gardner of Bennington, Vt. 
Two children have been l)orn to them: Charles Gardner, born January 3, 
1906; Harriet Estellc, l)orn May 2, 1910. 




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EBEN WATSON GAYNOR, M. S., D. D. S. 



Eben W. Gaynor, was born in Boston, Mass., December 23, 1871. In 
1885 he came to Northfield (Gouldsville) where he made his home until 1895. 

He prepared for college at 
the Xorthfield High School, and 
entered the University in Sep- 
tember, 1889, graduating B. S. 
in 1893; was a corporal, sergeant 
and 1st lieutenant. Company A, 
in the corps of cadets; assistant 
editor and editor-in-chief of the 
Reveille; valedictorian; Senior 
gold medalist; won first prize, 
Sheldon contest in 1890 and 
1891 ; member of the AI U Fra- 
ternity; received the degree of M. 
S. in coiu-se in 1898. 

He graduated D. D. S. from 
the Baltimore College of Dental 
Surgery in 1898, being vale- 
dictorian of his class. He prac- 
ticed his profession for a short 
time in Auburn, Maine, in 1898, 
and later in the same year located 
in Boston, where he has con- 
tinued in practice to date. He 
taught for some time in the 
Boston Evening High Schools. 

He is a member of De Witt Chnton Lodge, F. and A. M. of Northfield, 
Vt.; B. P. O. Elks of Winthiop, Mass.; and several educational societies. 

He married in 1905, May F. Beauclerk of Irasburg, Vermont. 




Eben Watson Gaynor. 



HON. WILBUR EDSON HURLBUT, C. E., M. S., LL. B. 

Wilbur E. Hm-lbut, son of Edson English and Charlotte Maria (Jaynes) 
Hurlbut, and brother of C. J. Hm-lbut, '99, and cousin of jSL R. Hurlbut, '67, 
was born in Georgia, Vt., October 19, 1867. He prepared for college at the 
Georgia Academy, and the Brigham Academy, Bakersfield, Vermont. He 
entered the University in September, 1890, and graduated in 1893, with both 
the degrees of C. E. and B. S. in Science and Literatm-e; was a corporal and 2d 
lieutenant. Company A in the corps of cadets; assistant business manager of 
the Reveille in 1891-92, and business manager in 1892-93; was treasurer of the 
Athletic Association; salutatorian; member of the 6 X Fraternity; received 
the degree of M. S. in course in 1896. 

He was principal of the Northfield High and Graded School, 1894-96. 
He graduated LL. B. from the University of Michigan and was admitted to 
the Michigan bar, June 23, 1898; the Vermont bar, October 14, 1898; and the 
Wisconsin bar, January 2, 1899. He has practiced his profession in Omro, 



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Wis., from 1899 to date; was superintendent of the Omro sewer system 
in 1904; has served as city attorney of Omro, since 1902. He has been 
president of the Omro Board of 
Education and vice-president of the 
Webster Manual Training School, of 
Omro from July, 1910 to date. He 
was elected a member of the Wiscon- 
sin Legislature in November, 1910. 

He is a member of DeW^itt 
Clinton Lodge, F. and A. M. of 
Northfield, Vermont; Winnebago 
Chapter, No. 43, R. A. M.; Palm 
Chapter, No. 43, O. E. S. of Omro, 
Wis.; Oshkosh Commandery No. 11 
K. T., Oshkosh, Wis. 

He was married August 28, 
1895, to Lulu Marie Bingham of St. 
Albans, Vermont, who was pre- 
ceptress of the Northfield High 
School, 1894-95. Four children have 
been born to them: Ruth Bingham, 
born June 9, 1896; Aurilian Bingham, 
born September 16, 1897; Mary Bing- 
ham, born February 12, 1903; John 
Bingham, born January 2, 1906. Hon. Wilbur Edson Hurlbut. 

FRANK ALBERT GOKEY, B. S. 

Frank A. Gokey, son of Charles 
Cyrus and Ellen Eliza (Johnson) 
Gokey, was born in Washington, Vt., 
November 15, 1870. In 1881, his 
parents moved to Northfield, where 
he prepared for college in the graded 
schools and the Preparatory depart- 
ment of the University, 1888-89. 
He entered the Chemical depart- 
ment of the University in September, 
1888, and graduated B. S. in 1893; 
was a corporal, sergeant-major, and 
second lieutenant in the corjis of 
cadets; played on the foot ball and 
base ball teams; member of the A 1' II 
Fraternity ; served eight years in Com- 
pany F, V. N. G., of Northfield. 

In 1894, he entered the employ 
of A. H. Whittier & Co., Everett, 
Mass., and has worked for them to 
date. He is a member of the Sons of 
Veterans and the Royal Arcanum. 




Frank Albert Gokey. 



He was married at Waltham, Mass., November 1, 1895, to Martha Brewer 
Arnold. They have two children, Thelma Louise and Marjorie Ellen. 



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HON. HIRAM NATHANIEL MATTISON, B. S. 

Hiram N. Mattison, son of Frank Howe and Diana (Carpenter) Mattison, 

was born in Shaftsbury, Vt., September 1, 1871. He prepared for college in the 

North Bennington High School and 
entered the University in 1889, grad- 
uating B. S. in Chemistry in 1893; 
was a corporal, 1st sergeant, and cap- 
tain. Company B. in the corps of 
cadets; was personal and alumni 
editor of the Reveille; member of 
the X Fraternity. 

Soon after graduating, he was 
;il)pointed clerk in the Northfield 
National Bank and held the position 
until October, 1896, when he was ap- 
jwinted cashier of the National Bank 
of Orange county, at Chelsea, Vt., 
wliich position he still retains, to- 
gether with being a director of 
same. He has been treasurer of 
Orange county since 1898. He re- 
l)resented the town of Chelsea in the 
State Legislature, session of 1902. 

He is a member of the George 
^^'ashington Lodge, No. 51, F. and 
Hon. Hiram Nathaniel Mattison. A. M. of Chelsea; Whitney Chapter 

No. 5, Randolph, Vermont; Mt. Zion Commandery, No. 9, K. T., and Mt. 

Sinai Temple, Mystic Shrine of Montpelier. 

He was married October 6, 1909, at West Fairlee, Vt., to Lena Ardelle 

George. 




FRANK ALDEN MANUEL, C. E. 

Frank A. Manuel, son of Charles Chilton, and Martha (Sprague) Manuel 
was born in North Troy, Vt., April, 25, 1870. He prepared for college at the 
Derby Academy and entered the University from Richford, Vt., in 1889, 
graduating C. E. in 1893. He was a corporal, sergeant and captain Company 
A, in the corps of cadets; member of the X Fraternity. 

Soon after graduating, he entered the employ of his father in the manufac- 
ture of veneering. In 1894, he was admitted to partnership under the firm 
name of C. C. Manuel k Sons Co. He is a member of the Baptist Church. 

He was married February 4, 1896, to Jennie Eleanor Adams, of Richford, 
Vt. Thev have one child, Martha Adams. 



ORREN LUTHER PEASE, B. S. 

Orren L. Pease, son of Charles Warren and Mary (Morse) Pease, was born 
in Hartford, Vt., August 23, 1872. He prepared for college at the St. Johns- 
bury, (Vt.) Academy, and entered the University, September 19, 1889, graduat- 



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ing B, S. in Chemistry in 1893; was 
a corporal, sergeant, and 1st lieu- 
tenant Company B., in the corjjs of 
cadets; assistant editor of the Reveille; 
member of the A Z II Fraternity. 

He was pharmacist for Stephen 
Goodrich & Co., of Hartford, Conn., 
1894-1904; C. P. Gladding, druggist, 
Hartford, Conn., 1904-06. In this 
last year, he became secretary and 
member of the company, which was 
re-organized under the tirm name of 
the Gladding Drug Co. In 1908, he 
resigned his office as secretary and 
removed to Manchester, N. H., 
where he has since resided, still re- 
taining his interest in the company. 
He is a member of the Hartford 
Lodge, No. 19, F. and A. M. 

He was married, October 7, 1897, 
to Maud Eva Gibbs, of Gardner, 
Mass. They have one child: Charles 
Wallace, born March 24, 1900. 




Orren Luther Pease. 




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NON-GRADUATES, 1893. 



LIEUT. GEORGE FREDERICK BAILEY, U. S. A. 

George F. Bailey, son of George Gardiner and Anne Elizabeth (Ricker) 
Bailey, was born in Hyde Park, Mass., July 24, 1871. He prepared for college 
in the schools of his city and entered the University September 16, 1889, re- 
maining until the spring term of 1891; was drum major of the LTniversity band; 
member of the 6 \ Fraternity. 

He was travelling salesman for 
various companies, 1891-97; mem- 
ber of the firm. North Western 
Transfer Co., engaged in trans- 
porting freight from Dyea to Lake 
Linderman, on the Dawson City 
trial, Alaska, 1897-98. 

On the breaking out of the 
Spanish-American War, he enlisted 
in Co. F, 1st Vermont Volunteers; 
M:iy 16, and served as sergeant 
until the regiment was mustered 
out, October 27, 1898; was com- 
missioned 2d Ueutenant, 41st Vol- 
unteer Infantrj', September 14, 
1899; served in the Philippine 
Islands, November, 1899-Novem- 
ber, 1900; was commissioned sec- 
ond-lieutenant, 8th United States 
Cavalry, Februarys, 1902; was pro- 
moted first Ueutenant, 2d United 
States Cavalry, February 25, 1903, 
Lieut. George Frederick Bailey. with which regiment he has served 

to date. He served vdih. the 8th Cavalry at Fort Reno and Fort Sill in Okla- 
homa and at Fort Riley, Kan. He joined the 2d Cavalry at Fort Ethan Allen, 
Vt. ; left for the Philippine Islands in November, 1903, where he served until 
1905; was stationed at Fort Snelling, Minn., March, 1905-August, 1906; 
Fort Des Moines, la., August 1, 1906-October, 1907; Columbus Barracks, 
Ohio, November 7, 1907-November 15, 1910. He sailed from San FrancLsco, 
January 15, 1911, to join his regiment in the PhiMppine Islands, where he has 
served to date. 

GEORGE LOUIS HARWOOD. 




George L. Harwood, son of George Hibbard and Carohnc (Walton) 
Harwood, was born in Bennington, Vt., July 21, 1871. He prepared for col- 
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George Louis Harwood. 

to Elizabeth Apps Freeman, of Troy, 



1889, remaining until July, 1892, 
when owing to sickness was 
obliged to give up his college 
course; was a corporal and ser- 
geant in the corps of cadets; 
played in the cadet band; member 
of the X Fraternity. 

He was a student at the Al- 
bany (N.Y.) College of Pharmacy, 
1892-93; was a clerk for Van Vleck 
& Potter, druggists, Bennington, 
Vt., 1893-98. He engaged in the 
drug business in Chester, Vt., from 
1898 until 1904, when he returned 
to Bennington, where he has con- 
tinued in the same business to 
date. He is a member of the 
Episcopal church; Olive Branch 
Lodge, F. and A. M.; the Star 
Lodge, I. O. O. F. of Bennington, 
Vt.; Knights of Pythias; N. E. O. 
P.; State Pharmaceutical Associa- 
tion, serving as treasurer, 1901-04. 
He was married June 27, 190G, 
N.Y. 

FLYNN GUERNSEY AUSTIN. 
Flynn G. Austin, son of George Edson and Janet (Craig) Austin, was born 
in Rochester, Vt., August 7, 1S71. He prepared for college at the Rochester 

High School, class of 1888, and en- 
tered the University in September, 
1889, remaining two years; played 
third base on the base ball team, 
which he led in batting, the second 
year; was a member of the X Fra- 
ternity. 

He served in Company F, 1st 
Regiment, V. N. G., January, 1895- 
June, 1895, and with Company E, 
same regiment, June, 1895-May, 
1898 and October, 1898-May, 1899; 
was i)r()m()t(!d (;orporal, June, 1895 
and sergeant, October, 189G. On the 
br(!aking out of the Spanish-Ameri- 
can War, he enlisted in Company 
K, 1st Vermont Volunteers, May, 
1S9S; was appointed battalion ser- 
geant-major, Jun(>, 1898, and served 
with^his regiment at Burlington, Vt., 
and Chickamauga until it was mus- 
Fiynn Guernsey Austin. t(a'(!d out of service, October 27, 1898. 




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282 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. [l893 

He was auditing clerk in the superintendent's office, Western Union 
Telegraph Company, Boston, 1891-1892; engaged in the clothing busi- 
ness with Frank McWhorter, Barre, Vt., April, 1895-December, 1897. 
He organized the Gates & Austin Company, gents furnishers, Barre, Vt., in 
December, 1897 and remained with this company until June, 1898, when 
he sold out his interests owing to militarj^ ser\dce. He entered the employ 
of the Western Electric Company, New York city, March 20, 1899; was a 
clerk in the Cost department imtil October, 1901; was head of the Manufac- 
turing clerical department, 1901-1904; head of Material department 1904- 
July, 1909; head of the General Purchasing department, July, 1901 to date. 

He became a member of Vincitia Lodge, No. 10, K. of P., Barre, Vt., in 
1896 and was elected the first captain of Barre Co., No. 6, Uniform Rank, K. 
of P.; was a charter member of Vincitia Club, Barre; member of Vermont So- 
ciety of New York city. 

He was married June 29, 1904, to Fannie Emelyn Williamson of Middle- 
bury, Vt . 

WARREN ALEXANDER PIERCE. 

Wari'en A. Pierce, son of Charles Alexander and Abbie Stearns (Gibson) 
Pierce, was born in Bennington, Vt., June 14, 1872. He prepared for college 
in the schools of his town and entered the University in September, 1889; 
remaining until June, 1891; was a member of the S X Fraternity. 

He was in the employ of the Bennington Banner, 1895-97; Northampton 
(Mass.) Daily Herald, 1897-1906: Waltham (Mass.) Evening News. 1906 to 
date. 

He has been married twice: first, February 28, 1895, to May Henrietta 
Trautman of Floosick Falls, N. Y., who died December 13, 1900. He was 
again married, IVIay 23, 1906, to Ellen Ehzabeth Slocombe, a native of Deer- 
field, Mass. 



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CLASS OF 1894. 



LEO BERTRAM CLOGSTON, C. E. 

Leo B. Clogston, son of Lucius Brown and Julia Augusta (Emerson) 
Clogston, was born in Fair Haven, Vt.. May 12, 1874. He prepared for col- 
lege in the schools of his town, and entered the University, January 6, 
1890, graduating C. E. in 1894; was a 
sergeant and 1st lieutenant Co. A., in 
the corps of cadets; played on the foot 
ball team in 1894; member of the d X 
Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer with C. 
E. Brown of Brockton, Mass., in 1894; 
Massachusetts Highway Commission 
on construction work in Worcester 
county in 1895; was in the employ of 
the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
R. R., 1895-97; Boston Elevated R. 
R., 1897-04. Since this last date, he 
has been in the employ of the Boston 
Post Office. He is at present em- 
ployed at the West Roxbury Station. 
He is a member of the Methodist 
Church. 

He was married April 28, 1897 to 
Annie McRae Burhoe, sister of Lemuel 
N. Burhoe, '11. They have two chil- 
dren: Grace May, born February 28, 
1898; Leo Bertram, born Jvme 28, 1900. ^eo Bertram Clogston. 




COL. ERNEST WILLARD GIBSON, B. S., A. M. 

Ernest W. Gibson, son of William L., and Saville (Stowell) Gibson, was 
horn in Londonderry^ Vermont, December 29, 1872. He prepared for college 
in the schools of his town and at the Black River Academy at Ludlow, Vt. 
He entered the University, September 24, 1891, completing the work of the 
Science and Literature course in three years, and graduating B. S. He was 
a corporal and 2d lieutenant, Company A., in the corps of cadets; editor-in 
chief of the Reveille; won first prize Sheklon contest in 1893; member of the 
S X Fraternity; received the degree of A. M., in course in 1896, and was for 
several years a trustee of Norwich; served as a member of the State Board of 
Visitors to Norwich University, 190()-]0. 

He was principal of the Chester, (Vt.) High ScIkkJI, 1S()4-98, and in- 
troduced the military drill in the school, and was at one time ])resi<lent of 
Windsor County High School A.ssociation. He studied law at the University 
of Michigan Law School, 1898-99; was admitted to the Windham county bar 
in October, 1899; formed a law partnership with E. L. Waterman and James L. 
Martin, under the firm name of Waterman & Martin. Upon the election of 
Mr. Waterman as Superior Judge and the appointment of Mr. Martin as 



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United States District Judge in October, 1906, he formed a partnership with 
E. J. Waterman under the firm name of Gibson & Waterman, and has practiced 
his profession in Brattleboro from 1899 to date. 

He is a RepubUean in politics, and a member of the Republican State 
Committee; was register of probate, district of Windsor, 1897-98; deputy clerk, 
United States District court, 1899-1906; a member of the board of village 

trustees of Chester, 1895-98; repre- 
sented Brattleboro in the House of 
Representatives, 1906-08; was State 
senator, 1908-10, serving as presi- 
dent pro tempore] judge of the muni- 
cipal court of Brattleboro from 1908 
to date; was a candidate for the 
Republican nomination for Heu- 
tenant-governor in 1910. 

He is a member of the Episcopal 
Church; junior warden of St. Mi- 
chael's Episcopal Church at Brat- 
tleboro; a member of Brattleboro 
Lodge, Xo. 24, F. and A. M., Fort 
Dummer Chapter, R. A. M.; Beau- 
seant Commandery, No. 7, K. T.; 
Mt. Sinai Temple, Mystic Shrine 
of Montpelier; I. O. O. F.; The 
Red Men; V^ermont Wheel Club and 
Woodmen. 

He has taken great interest in 
military matters. He enlisted in 
Company I, 1st Regiment, V. N. G., 
December 28, 1899; was commis- 
sioned 1st lieutenant, October 28, 1901, and captain, November 13, 1903; 
resigned October 4, 1906; served on the staff of Governor Proctor, 1906-08, 
as inspector of rifle practice with rank of colonel. 

He was married November 25, 1896, to Grace Fullerton Hadley of Chester, 
Vt. Four children have been born to them: Frank Hadley, born June 9, 1899; 
Ernest Wilham, born March 6, 1901; Doris, born September 23, 1903, and 
Preston Fullerton, born January 22, 1908. 




Col. Ernest Willard Gibson. 



HOWARD CLINTON HOLDEN, C. E. 

Howard C. Holden, son of Eh and Lucy Maria (Howard) Holden, was 
born in Barre, Vt., June 23, 1871. He prepared for college at Goddard 
Seminary, Barre, Vt., and entered the University, January 2, 1891, graduating 
C. E. in 1894; was a corporal, sergeant, 1st Ueutenant and adjutant in the 
corps of cadets; assistant editor of the Reveille; played on the base ball team; 
member of the AI FI Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer with French & Bryant, civil engineers. Brook- 
line, Mass., September, 1894-November, 1895; made topographical survey 
of the "Blue Hills Reservation"; was transitman, Boston & Maine R. R., 
November, 1895 to May, 1896; chief of party, Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn 
R. R., in charge of re-location of road from Beachmont to the Point of Pines, 



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May, 1896 to May, 1897; chief of party, Marlboro & Worcester Street Railway, 
May to August, 1897 in charge of location work. He was resident engineer, 
Massachusetts Highway Commission, August, 1897 to April, 1902; assistant 
divisionengineer, same, with headquarters, in Middleboro, Mass., April 1902 to 
date. He is a member of the Mayflower Lodge, F. and A. M. of Middleboro, 
Mass.; Middleboro Business Men's Club. 

He was married February 8, 1899 to Jennie Maria Parker, sister of 
Charles F. Parker, '90. They have two children: Frederick Parker, born 
September 29, 1904; and Arthur Leonard, born January 1, 1907. His address 
is 9 Myrtle St., Middleboro, Mass. 



HARVEY LEVI HINMAN, C. E. 

Harvey L. Hinman, son of Havilah Burrett and Kate (Barrett) Hinman 
was born in Stratford, N. H., August 1, 1876. He pro]);n('il (or college in the 
schools of his town and entered 
the University, January 6, 1890, 
graduating C. E., in 1894; was a 
sergeant and 1st Ueutenant, Com- 
pany B, in the corps of cadets; 
member of the X Fraternity. 

He was a clerk in the Cole- 
brook (N. H.) National Bank, 1895- 
98; graduated from Eastman's 
Business College in 1895; U. S. 
Railway mail clerk, 1903 to date. 
He is also engaged in lumbering 
in northern New Hampshire and 
Vermont. He is a 32 degree 
Mason, being a member of Even- 
ing Star Lodge, F. and A. M. of 
Colebrook; North Chapter, R. A. 
M., of Lancaster; Evening Star 
Council of Colebrook; North Star 
Commandery, K. T., Lancaster, N. 
H.; New Hampshire Consistory; 
Mt. Sinai Temple, Mystic Shrine 
of Montpelier, Vt.; Stratford Lodge 
No. 30, K. of P. 




Harvey Levi Hinman. 



He was married in Somerville, Mass., June 25, 1902 to Emily Mac Bride, 
a native of Biddeford, Me. Two children have been born to them: Doris H., 
born January 20, 1905; Havilah E., born March 20, 1908. 

LEROY CHITTENDEN HULBURD, C. E. 
Leroy C. Hulburd, son of Sanford Whittemore and vVmanda (Chittenden) 
Hulburd, was born in Lawrenceville, N. Y., May 0, 1873. In 1875, his parent, 
removed to Brasher Falls, N. Y., where he attended the schools of his towns 
and the Brasher and Stockholm academies. He entered the University 
in September, 1890 and graduated C. E., in 1894; was a corporal, 1st sergeant, 
captain Co. B, in the corps of cadets; assistant business manager of the Reveille; 
treasurer of the Athletic Association; member of the X Fraternity. 



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He was an insurance surveyor, Sanborn Map Co., 1894^98; assistant 
engineer for the St. Lawrence Construction Co., 1898-1902, on construction 
of an extensive water plant and other improvements at Massena, N. Y.; 
same, Atlanta Water and Electric Power Co., Atlanta, Ga., 1902-04, on 
construction of large plant on the Chattahoochee river, near Atlanta; St. 
Lawrence River Power Co., on maintenance work, 1904-05; engineer and 
later resident engineer, Department of State Engineer and Surveyor, state 
of New York, 1905 to date, on construction of the Barge Canal and improve- 
ments of public highways. 

He was married at Massena, N. Y., December 31, 1902, to Bertha Ola 
Wood. They have one child: Francene Wood, born February 8, 1909. 



KAYMOND UNDERWOOD SMITH, C. E. 

Raymond U. Smith, son of Edgar William, and Emma Mary (Gates) 
Smith, and brother of P. G. Smith, '91, was born in Wells River, Vt., September 
11, 1875. 

He attented the public schools 
of his town until 1890, when he 
entered the University, graduating 
C. E., in 1894. He took high rank 
in scholarship and received the 
Faculty Gold medal on gradua- 
tion. He was a corporal, 1st ser- 
geant and captain, Company A, in 
the corps of cadets; was exchange 
editor of the Reveille one year and 
business manager in his senior year; 
was a member of the A H 11 Frater- 
nity. . 

After leaving the University, 
he studied law with his father in 
Wells River and was admitted to 
the bar in 1897. He was in the 
employ of Smith and Sloane, lawyers, 
at Wells River until 1899, when he 
formed a partnership with his father 
under the firm name of Smith and 
Smith, with offices at Wells River 

Raymond Underwood Smith. and Woodsvllle, N. H. Since 1900, 

he has managed the office at Woodsville, where he now re- 
sides. 

He has taken much interest in military matters; was regimental sergeant- 
major of the Vermont National Guard, from 1895 to 1897. He is a member of 
the various branches of Masonry; the Odd Fellows; and the ^'ermont and New 
Hampshire Bar associations. 




JAMES ERNEST ROSS, C. E. 
James E. Ross, son of David Permort and Agnes Margaret (Laird) Ross, 
was born in Almont, Mich., September 23, 1870. He attended the schools 
of Almont until March, 1886, when he removed with his parents to Ellendale, 



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North Dakota, where he graduated from the high school. He entered the 
University, January 7, 1892, and graduated C.E.,in 1894; was a corporal, ser- 
geant, 1st sergeant and 2d lieutenant in the corps of cadets; played on the foot- 
ball team in 1893; valedictorian; member of the 8 X Fraternity. He entered 
the employ of the Sanborn Map Co., of New York city, in 1894 as insurance 
surveyor, and has remained- with them to date. 

He was married December 29, 1909 in Newark, N. J., to Julia Lorraine 
Hayden of Schaghticoke, N. Y. His permanent address is Imlay City, Mich. 

GEORGE EBER STORKS, B. S. 

George E. Storrs, son of Hon. 
David Smith and Sarah Ann (Robin- 
son) Storrs, was born in Island Pond, 
V.t., September 25, 1873 and died in 
Bethel, Vt., November 28, 1894. He 
prepared for college at the Island 
Pond High School, class of 1890; 
taught in Canaan, Vt., in 1890-91. 
He entered the University, Sej^tem- 
ber 2.5, 1891, and graduated from the 
Science and Literature course with 
the degree of B. S. in 1894, complet- 
ing the four years' course in three 
years. He was a corporal, 1st sergeant 
and 2nd lieutenant. Company B, 
in the corps of cadets; salutatorjan 
of his class; played on his class, base 
ball and foot ball teams; was a member 
of the 6 X Fraternity. 

He accepted the po.^ition of prin- 
cipal of the Whitcomb High School, 
Bethel, Vt., September, 1894, which 

he held until his death, which came George Eber storrs. 

after a brief illness of pneumonia. He was an excellent student and during 
the brief period that he held the principalship of the Whitcomb High School 
gave promise of a brilliant career as an educator. 

HAL HOI^ES STEARNS, C. E. 

Hal H. Stearns, scni of Henry Webster and Frances Abigail (Smith ) 
Stearns, was born in Stockholm, N. Y., September 15, 1870. In 1884, his 
parents removed to Winthrop, N. Y., wh^n^ he; attended the public schools. 
He finished his preparations for college at the Brasher High School, and entered 
the University, April 2, 1889, graduating C. E. in 1894; was a quarter-master- 
sergeant, and .second lieutenant in the corps of cadets; assistant editor of the 
Reveille; class orator; member of the X Fraternity. On August 13, 1894, 
he entered the employ of the Sanborn Map Co., of New York city, as an in- 
surance surveyor and has remained with th(!m to date. lie; is a member of 
the Congregational Church, and the Royal Arcanum. 

He was married January 11, 1899 to Dora Louise Conklin of Pough- 
keepsie. His present address is 10844 Massie Ave., Cleveland, O. 




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HARLAN BADGER WASON, C. E. 




Harlan Badger Wason. 



Harlan B. Wason, son of Alvah 
and Lutheria Ann (Webster) Wason, 
was born in Methuen, Mass., June 6, 
1868, and died in Clinton, Mass., 
October 28, 1901. He prepared for 
college at the Methuen, Mass., High 
School, and entered the sophomore 
class of the University, September 21, 
1891, graduating C. E. in 1894; was 
a first sergeant and 1st Ueutenant 
and quartermaster in the corps of 
cadets; instructor of drawing, 1892- 
94; member of the d X Fraternitj\ 

He was assistant engineer, Bos- 
ton Board of Survey, 1894-95; en- 
gineer Massachusetts Highway Com- 
mission, 1895-98; Metropolitan 
Water Board, on construction work 
at Boylston, Mass., 1898-01. He 
was a member of the Congregational 
Church of Salem, N. H.; and the 
Patrons of Husbandry. 

He was manned in Somerville, 



Mass., April 25, 1898, to Edith Langstroth, a native of Hampton, New 
Brunswick, who sm'vives him and resides in Newburyport, Mass. One child: 
Dorothy, born August 29, 1899. 



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CLARENCE HENRY BOOTH. 



Clarence H. Booth, son of Rev. 
Isaac Philip Booth, trustee of "N. 
U." (q. V.) and Julia Elizabeth 
(Crawford) Booth, was born in Can- 
ton, N. Y., November 30, 1873. In 
1881, his parents moved to North- 
field, Vt., where he prepared for col- 
lege in the high school. He entered 
the University, September 18, 1890, 
and remained nearly three years. He 
was an assistant editor of the Reveille. 
and a member of the A 2 11 Frater- 
nity. 

He was a freight conductor on 
the Central Vermont Railroad, 1900- 
07. He was passenger conductor on 
this road, 1907-08; passenger con- 
ductor on the Northern Railway of 
Costa Rica, March, 1909 to May, 
1910; February, 1911 to date; White 
River (Vt.) Railway, May, 1910 
to February, 1911. 

He was married, November 23, Clarence Henry Booth. 

1892, at Bm-hngton, Vt., to Minnie Dorothy Huntley, of Northfield, Vt., 
cousin of W. G. Huntley, '94. They have one child. Vera Marguerite. 




HERMAN ARTHUR GILLETTE. 

Herman A. Gillette, son of Sidney M. and Mary Ann (Brush) Gillette, was 
born in Bolton, Vermont, February 2, 1868. At an early age, his parents 
removed to Huntington, Vermont. He prepared for college in the Waterbury 
public schools, and the State Normal School at Johnson, Vermont, entered 
the University, September 18, 1890, remaining until the December of 1893; 
was a corporal and sergeant in the corps of cadets ; played on the base ball team ; 
member of the d X Fraternity. 

He engaged in mercantile business in Huntington, Vermont, 1893-96; 
was the New England salesman for the George L. Stone Co., wholesale tobacco 
dealers of New York, 1896-99; salesman. Eastern Drug Co., of Boston, 1899 to 
date. He is a Republican in i)olitics; was postmaster, Huntington, Vt., 
1892-96. He is a member of W. W. Henry Camp, Sons of Veterans, Hunting- 
ton, Vermont; V. C. T's Council, No. 467, Somerville, Mass.; and the Eastern 
Accident Association of Boston. 

He was married August 27, 1896, to Carrie Alberta Crandall, a native of 
Duxbury, Vermont. 



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GEORGE GRISWOLD HINSDALE. 

George G. Hinsdale, son of Edgar and Phebe Ann (Griswold) Hinsdale, 
was born in Williston, Vermont, April 29, 1875. In 1878, his parents removed 
to St. George, Vt., where he attended the pubhc schools. He entered the Pre- 
paratory department of the Uni- 
versity, September 19, 1889 and 
the regular work of the Civil En- 
gineering department in 1890; was 
obliged to give up his work in the 
-{)ring of 1891, owing to ill health; 
\\ as a corporal in the corps of cadets; 
member of the X Fraternity. 

He was a special student during 
1.S91-93 at the University of Ver- 
mont. 

He was in the employ of the 
Xew England Railroad Co., of Bos- 
ton, 1895-98; National Biscuit Co., 
at Cambridgeport, Mass., 1899- 
1900; Lock wood. Greene & Co., 
Engineers, 93 Federal Street, Bos- 
ton, September 1, 1901-April, 1903; 
Massachusetts Electric Co., Elec- 
trical engineering department, 
Boston, April, 1903- April, 1906; 
Stone & Webster, Engineering Cor- 
poration, 147 Milk Street, Boston, 
April, 1906 to date. 
During the Spanish-American War, he served as first sergeant in the 
"Rand Rifles Co.," Hooker Guards, a volunteer regiment raised under the 
auspices of the veterans of 1861-65 of Boston and vicinity, for early field ser- 
vice, if the state of Massachusetts needed more troops than the militia fur- 
nished the Government. He is a member of Star Council Royal Arcanum of 
Boston. 

He was married in Boston, Mass., June 30, 1900, to Juha Idella Shea, a 
native of Brunswick, Maine. His address is 163 Willow Ave., West Somer- 
ville, Mass. 




Gecrge G: it weld Hintdale. 



CHARLES OSCAR MORRILL. 

Charles O. Morrill, son of Oscar F. r^Iorrill, was born in Cabot, Vt., July 
27, 1872, and died in St. Louis, Mo., in June, 1896. He attended the schools 
of his town and entered the l^niversity, September 18, 1890, remaining until 
December, 1891; was a member of the 6 X Fraternit.v. He was foreman of 
the Harvey Manufactvu-ing Co., Saratoga, N. Y., from 1895 until 1897, when he 
located in St. Louis, Mo., where he conducted a drug business until his death. 

He was married in 1895 to Clara Ford of Cabot, Vt. 



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EDGAR JAMES OGLE. 

Edgar J. Ogle, son of James and Lydia (Cummings) Ogle, was born in 
North Strafford, N. H., January 18, 1875. He prepared for college in the 
schools of his town and entered the University in September, 1890, remaining 
two years; was a member of the A H II Fraternity. 

He was a telegraph operator. Grand Trunk Railroad, North Strafford, 
1892-93; same. New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, East Douglas, 
Mass., 1893-94; same, Boston & Maine Railroad, Ipswich, Mass., 1894-95; 
Maine Central Railroad, Beecher's Falls, Vt., 1895-96; Canadian Pacific Rail- 
road, Cookshire, P. Q., 1S96-1900; agent and operator, Bangor and Aroostook 
Railroad, Houghtonvillc, Maine, 1900-1901; yard clerk, "Monon Route," 
Railroad, Chicago, 111., 1901-04; operator, Penn. R. R., Chicago, 1904-06; 
Great Northern Railroad, Tilden Jet., Minn., 1906 to date. He is a member 
of the Order of Railroad, Telegraphers. His address is Dugdale, Minn. 



WILLIAM HASELTON ROLLO. 

William H. Rollo, son of 
Charles and Georgiana (Clarke) 
Rollo, was born in Rouses Point, 
N. Y., December 20, 1871. In 
1873, his parents removed to St. 
Albans, Vt., where he prepared for 
college. He entered the Civil En- 
gineering department of the Uni- 
versity in September, 1890, remain- 
ing until February, 1893; was a 
corporal and sergeant in the corj^s 
of cadets; president of class in 
his freshman year; member of ^ A 
Fraternity. 

He took a course at the East- 
mans Business College, Poughkeep- 
sie, N. Y., March-June, 1893; was 
with the A. K. Clarke Mercantile 
Co., Denver, Col., June, 1893- 
November, 1894; The Colorado 
Mercantile Co., Denver, from De- 
cember, 1894 until May, 1896, 
when the business was removed to 
Cripple Creek; continued with the 
firm until February, 1897. He engagenl in various business enterprises until 
1900, when he became manager for R. Rcincc, wholesale and retail cutlery 
and silverware, dealers, Denver, Col., which position he stills retains. He is 
a member of the Episcopal Church. 

He was married in Denver, Col., September 16, 1894, to Alice Cec^elia 
Chapman, a native of New York city. 




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HERBERT LIVINGSTON SWETT, LL. B. 

Herbert L. Swett, was born at Alburg Springs, Vt., December 8, 1862. He 
entered the University, September 18, 1890, remaining until 1891; was a mem- 
ber of the 6 X Fraternity. He studied law with Nelson & HaU of St. Albans 
and graduated LL. B. from Columbian (now George Washington) University 
in 1895. He was admitted to the bar in Milwaukee, Wis., in 1895; and in the 
same year, he located in Oshkosh, where he has practiced his profession to 
date. 




Dr. George Duff Whiteside. 



GEORGE DUFF WHITESIDE, 
M. D. 

George D. T\Tiiteside, son of John 
Duff and IMary Emma (Wilkinson) 
WTiiteside, was born in East Newark, 
N. J., March 11, 1875. He prepared 
for college at the Newark (N. J.) Aca- 
demy, and entered the Ci^dl Engineer- 
ing department of the Universitj^ 
January 15, 1890, remaining until 
November 15, 1894; was a musician, 
sergeant, and 2d lieutenant in the corps 
of cadets; played on the base ball team 
1891-93, and on the foot ball team 
1893; member of the 6 X Fraternity. 

He graduated M. D. from the 
L^niversity of Vermont Medical Col- 
lege June 29, 1899. He practiced his 
profession in Orange, N. J., 1899-1903; 
Lester, la., 1903-08; Endeavor, Wis., 
1908 to date. He made his home in 
^'crgennes, Vermont, 1894-99. He is 



a member of the Methodist Church; the IVIasonic Lodge; Modern Woodmen of 
America; I. 0.0. F.; Lyon County Medical Society, la.; American Medical 
Association. 

He was married at Alfred Lea, Minn., October 2, 1909, to Elfrieda Bull. 
They have one child : Mary Wilkinson, born September 12, 1910. 



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CLASS OF 1895. 



EDGAR FLETCHER CARRUTHERS, B. S. 

Edgar F. Carruthers, son of Fletcher and Laura Hortense (Allen) Carru- 
thers, was born in Franklin Falls, N. H., August 5, 1873. In 1874, his parents 
removed to Bellows Falls, Vt., where he prepared for college. He entered the 
University in August, 1891, and graduated B. S. in Chemistry in 1894; was a 
corporal, sergeant, and 1st lieutenant Company A, in the corps of cadets; 
played on the foot ball team in 1894; member of the 6 X Fraternity. 

He was associated with his father in the manufacture of tissue paper in 
Brattleboro from 189.5 until 1900; was in the employ of the Barber Asphalt 
Co., of New York, 1901-190.3; Abbott-Gamble Co., of New York, 1903-08. 
In January, 1909, he organized The Standard Co., of New York, of which 
he is a partner; and has engaged in concrete and reinforced concrete con- 
struction to date. He was a member of Company I, 1st Regiment, National 
Guard of Vermont, 189-5-99. He is a member of the Episcopal Church. 

He was married in New York city. May 5, 1901, to Elvira Griswold 
Stebbins, a native of Little Falls, N. Y. Two children have been born to them : 
Edgar Fletcher, Jr., born July 28, 1902; Allen Jeane, born August 31, 1903. 
His residence is Flushing, N. Y. 

CHARLIE HORACE DAVIS, C. E. 
Charlie H. Davis, son of Horace 

William and Mary Ann (Claflin) 
Davis, was born in Northfield, Ver- 
mont, May 2, 1871. He prepared for 
college at the Northfield High School, 
and entered the University, September 
24, 1891, graduating C. E. in 1895; 
was a sergeant and 1st lieutenant; ad- 
jutant in the corps of cadets; class 
historian; member of the A ^ 17 Fra- 
ternity. 

He was transitman, city engin- 
eer's office, Worcester, Mass., 1895- 
96; Worcester Suburban Street Ry., 

in 1897; employ Concord (N. H.) 

Street Railway Co., 1897-98; assistant 

engineer Parker & Bateman, civil 

engineers, Clinton, Mass., 1899-1901; 

chief of party for A. W. Woods, civil 

engineer of Worcester, Mass., 1901 to 

date, having in charge the location and 

construction of the Worcester & Holdcn Street Railway and several other 

important works. He is a member of the Univcrsalist Church. 

He was married November 24, 1897, to Ina Agnes Blanchard of Brookfield, 

Vermont. Four children have been born to them : Ruth'ina, born September 

4, 1898; Ethel May, born October 21, 1900; Allen Charlie, born October 25, 

1901 ; Edith Caroline, born March 1, 1909. ^»^ , ^ 




Charlie'^Horace Davis. 



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FRED CARNOT DAVIS, C. E. 
Fred C. Davis, son of Horace, William and Mary Ann (Claflin) Da\ns 
and brother of Charlie H. Davis, '95, was bom in Northfield, Vermont, April 
13, 1873. He prepared for college at the Northfield High School, and entered 
the University in September, 1891, and graduated C. E. in 1895; was a ser- 
geant, 1st lieutenant and quartermaster in the corps of cadets; valedictorian 
and gold medalist; member of the A 1 11 Fraternity. 

He was a draftsman, city engineer's office, Worcester, Mass., 1895-97; 
assistant engineer with A. W. Woods, C. E., Worcester, Mass., April-July, 

1897; with the Metropolitan 
Water Board, and Metropolitan 
Water and Sewerage Board, on 
construction of the reservoir at 
Clinton, Mass., and held suc- 
cessively the positions of rodman, 
leveller, transitman and assistant 
engineer, July, 1897-March, 1905; 
was assistant engineer United 
States Reclamation Ser\ace in 
charge of the Williston, N. D., 
]:)roject, March-July, 1905; assist- 
ant engineer New York Barge 
Canal in charge of the Comput- 
ing Division with headquarters 
in Albany, July, 1905-November, 
1906; promoted first assistant 
engineer in charge of this diAasion 
and given charge of the contract 
work at Waterford, N. Y., Novem- 
ber, 1906-November, 1907, resi- 
dent engineer November, 1907- 
1909 in charge of $3,250,000 
worth of contract work at White- 
hall, N. Y. In 1909, he formed a partnership with Herbert A. Pratt, C. E., 
of Worcester, Mass., with offices in Worcester, and Fitchburg, Mass., and 
has engaged in general engineering practice to date. 

He is a member of the Trinity Methodist Church of Albany, N. Y.; 
Christian Endeavor Society of West Boylston, Mass.; T. Burton Smith Chapter 
Methodist Brotherhood, Fitchburg, Mass.; Phoenix Lodge No. 28, F. and A. 
M., of Randolph, Vt.; member of the Board of Trade and Merchants Associa- 
tion of Fitchburg, Mass.; associate member of the American Society of Ci\il 
Engineers. 

He was married in Northfield, Vt., January 1, 1896, to Jennie Wright 
Rumrill, a native of Hancock, Vt. They have one child, Frederic Hilton, 
born November 3, 1908. 

PHILO REMINGTON CURTIS HOEFLER, B. S., M. S. 
Philo R. C. Hoefler, son of John and Ehzabeth (Eller) Hoefler, was 
born in Ilion, Herkimer county, N. Y., May 4, 1875. He attended the schools 
of his city, the Preparatory department of the University, 1890-91, and 




Fred Carnot Davis. 



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entered the regular work of the University in 1891, graduating B. S. in Chemis- 
try in 1895; was a sergeant and 2d Ueutenant in Company A, in the corps of 
cadets; played on the foot ball teams and was manager in 1894. Commence- 
ment speaker; member of the 6 X Fraternity; received the degree of M. S. in 
course in 1897. 

He was assistant instructor in Chemistry at the University 1895-97; 
special student in Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
1897-98; assistant in Northfield National Bank, 1898-1900; superintendent, 
Dole-Brill Slate Co., 1900-01; treasurer, Colorado TypewTiter Exchange, 
Denver, Colo., 1902-08; purchasing agent of Stratton's Independence Mine, 
Victor, Colo., 1908-10; secretary and treasurer Commercial Motor Car Co., 
Denver, 1910 to date. He is a member of DeWitt Clinton Lodge No. 15, 
F. and. A. M., of Northfield; King Solomon Chapter No. 7, R. A. M., Mount 
Zion Commandary K. T., of Montpelier, Vt. 

FRANK JAMES DONAHUE, C. E. 

Frank J. Donahue, son of James 
Frank and Margaret (Kelley) Dona- 
hue and brother of E. J. Donahue, 
1911, was born in Northfield, Vt., 
May 30, 1874. In 1879, his parents 
removed to Procter, Vt., where he 
prepared for college in the graded 
schools. He entered the University 
in 1890 and graduated C. E. in 
1895; was a sergeant and 2d lieu- 
tenant Co. B. in the corps of cadets; 
played on the base ball team; member 
of the A in Fraternity. 

He was an assistant engineer, 
city of Cambridge, Mass., on con- 
struction of water works, 1896-98; 
insurance surveyor Sanborn Map 
Co., New York city, 1898 to date. 
He is a member of the Catholic 
Church. 

He was married August 3, 1898, 
to Mary Elizabeth Holland, of 

Northfield, sister of J. M. Holland, Frank James Donahue. 

'84. They have one child, Gertrude Margaret, born January 23, 1902. His 
permanent address is 11 Broadway, New York city, care of Sanborn Map Co. 




JOHN ALBERT HOLMES, C. E. 
John Albert Holmes, son of Franklin Milo and Frances Armelia (Holmes) 
Holmes, was born in Holyokc, Mass., February 10, 1871. He attended the 
schools of Lee and Williamsburg, Mass., and entered the University from 
Haydenville, Mass., in March, 1891, and remained through the fall term of 
1892. Leaving college for a year, he returned and remained through the 
winter and spring terms of 1893. At the Commencement of 1893, he was 
promoted corporal; member of the 6* X Fraternity. 



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He was assistant engineer isath Board of Survey, Boston, September, 
1893 until May, 1895; assistant engineer in the City Engineer's office, Somer- 
ville, Mass., 1895-96; engineer with the Department of Parks, Cambridge, 
May, 1896 to March, 1903 and during a portion of the time acted as general 

superintendent; was engaged in 
landscape work in New York and in 
Colorado Springs, Colo., during the 
simamer of 1903. He entered the 
employ of the Charles River Basin 
Commission, Boston, in November, 
1903, and has since been engaged as 
division engineer in charge of the 
construction of the large dam and 
lock being built by the commission 
across the Charles river between 
Boston and Cambridge. He is the 
author of several articles on engin- 
eering subjects published at various 
times in the Engineering News, Har- 
vard Engineering Journal and the 
Reveille. 

He has served as treasurer and 
vice-president of the Boston Alumni 
Association of "N. U." and is an 
officer of the General Alumni Asso- 
ciation and a member of the Advisory 
John Albert Holmes. Board of the Reveille. He is presi- 

dent of the Grand Chapter of the 6 X Fraternity; member of the Boston 
Society of Civil Engineers; Somerville Historical Society; Sons of the Ameri- 
can Revolution; New England Historic Genealogical Society. In 1905, the 
University in recognition of his work as an engineer, conferred upon him 
the degree of C. E., as for 1895. 

He was married at Somerville, Mass., October 16, 1901, to Mary Florence 
Mm-dock of Somerville. They have three children: John Albert; Robert 
Webster, and Ruth. His address is No. 8 Day street, North Cambridge, Mass. 




BERT HENRY PRIOR, C. E. 

Bert H. Prior, son of Cyrus and Lucy Jane (Mead) Prior, and brother of 
W. S. Prior, '89, and cousin of C. W. Mead, '81, was born in Underbill, Vt., 
March 2, 1871. He prepared for college at the Underbill Academy and 
entered the University in September, 1891, graduating C. E. in 1895; was a 
corporal, sergeant, color-sergeant and quartermaster-sergeant in the corps 
of cadets; won second prize, Sheldon contest, 1892; member of the A 2 U 
Fraternity. 

He was assistant city engineer, Worcester, Mass., from 1894 until 1897, 
when he was appointed assistant street commissioner of Worcester, holding 
the position until 1899. Since this last date, he has engaged in the real estate 
business in Worcester. He is a member of Athelston Lodge, F. and A. ]\I., 
of Worcester. 

He was married, March 2, 1903, to Minnie E. Rice of Worcester, Mass. 



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RAY STORES DOWE, B. S. 



Ray S. Dowe, son of Roswell 
Dowe,'45, and Theresa E. Milia 
(Richards) Dowe, was born in Syca- 
more, 111., July 4, 1871. He prepared 
for college in the schools of Sycamore 
and entered the University, January 
8, 1893, in the Sophomore class, 
graduating B. S., in 1895; was ser- 
geant and 2d lieutenant Company 
A, in the corps of cadets; assistant 
editor of the Reveille; on the editorial 
staff, War Whoop 1895; member of 
the 6 X Fraternity. 

He worked in the city engineers 
office of Sycamore, 111., 1895-96. In 
1896, he received an appointment 
to the United States Railway Mail 
Service and at present works on the 
line between Groveton, N. H., and 
Boston, Mass. He is a member of the 
Somerville Lodge, B. P. O. Elks. 

He was married June 22, 1898, 
to Eva Jennie Holt of liOndondeny, 




Ray Storrs Dowe. 



Vt. Two children have been born to them: Donald Holt, born February 21, 
1901; Neal Richards, born September 8, 1904. His address is 177 Adams St., 
Tufts College, Mass. 



WALTER GEORGE HUNTLEY, M. S., D. D. S. 

Walter G. Huntley, son of Erastus and Ellen Janette (Nary) Huntley, 
was born in Northfield, Vt., January 4, 1873. He graduated from the North- 
field High School in 1891 and entered the University in September of the same 
year, graduating from the Chemical department with the degree of B. S. in 
1895; received the degree of M. S. in course in 1898; was a corporal, sergeant- 
major, captain, Company A, in the corps of cadets; won first prize Sheldon 
contest in 1892; received honorable mention, 1892-95; was salutatorian and 
Senior gold medalist; member of the A 2' IJ Fraternity; was secretary of the 
Board of Trustees, 1898-1901. He graduated D. D. S. from the Baltimore 
College of Dental Surgery in 1898; was a member of the ?r/? Fraternity of that 
institution. He practiced his profession in Northfield, 1898-1906, and Newton 
Highlands, Mass., 1906-10. In this last year, he returned to Northfield, 
where he has continued his practice to date. He served as musician in Com- 
pany F, 1st Regiment V. N. G., 189,5-1904. He is a member of De Witt 
Clinton Lodge, F. and A. M., of Northfield. 

He was married in Boston, Mass., October 4, 1898, to Elizabeth Bush, a 
native of Sheldon, Vt. Three children have been born to them: Everett 
Walter, born September 16, 1903; Dwight Bush, born October 14, 1905; 
Mary Elizabeth, born April 23, 1907. 



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CAPT. HARRY CHESTER MOSELEY, B. S. 

Harry C. Moseley, son of Capt. John Luther Moseley, trustee of the 
University, (q. v.) and Clara Ann (Boynton) Moseley, was born in North- 
field Vt., October 19, 1873 and died there December 1, 1910. He prepared 
for college at the North field High School and entered the University, September 

25, 1891, graduating B. S. from the 
Science and Literature course in 
1895; was a corporal, 1st sergeant 
and 1st heutenant Company B, in 
the corps of cadets; played on the 
base ball team, 1892-95, serving as 
captain in 1894—95; played on the 
.foot ball team, 1892-95; captain in 
1894; won third prize Sheldon con- 
test in 1893; commencement speaker; 
assistant editor of the Reveille] was 
one of the founders of the TFar 
Whoop in 1895, serving as editor- 
in-chief that year; member of the 
AI U Fraternity. 

He was in the employ of the 
Conant and Sargeant Electric Co., 
of Boston, on construction work in 
New Bedford and Boston, Mass., 
1895-96; with the New Hampshire 
Electric Co., 1896; New England 
Telephone & Telegraph Co., 1896-99. 
In 1899, he purchased the meat 




Capt. Harry Chester Moseley. 



and provision business of Arthm- Parson of Northfield, which he conduct- 
ed^until his death, meeting -ndth success. He took great interest in the 
Vermont National Guard; was commissioned 1st heutenant and adjutant of 
the 3d Battahon, 1st Regiment, March 6, 1902; was elected captain, Com- 
pany F, 1st Regiment, April 27, 1903; resigned in June, 1906, and was re- 
elected captain, same company, October 5, 1907; resigned in November, 
1909. He was a Republican in politics; was village trustee in 1904 and 
1910; was deputy sheriff, 1902-05. He was a member of the B. P. O. E. 
He was married, Jul}' 25, 1899, to Nellie Chauncenia Judd of Northfield, 
who survives him and resides in Northfield, Vt. 

MAJ. FRED BARNES THOMAS, M.S. 

Fred B. Thomas, son of Henry Albert and Harriet Elvira (Barnes) Thomas 
was born in Stowe, Vt., June 17, 1869. He attended the schools of his to^-n, 
and finished his preparation for college at the People's Academy, Morrisville, 
Vt. He entered the University February 27, 1893, and graduated B. S. from 
the Science and Literatm"e course in 1895; was a sergeant in the corps of 
cadets; won second prize, Sheldon contest in 1894; was assistant editor of the 
Reveille in 1894 and 1895; plaj-ed on the foot ball team; member of the 6 X 
Fraternity; received the degree of M. S., in course in 1898; was president of 
the Vermont .\lumni Association of "N. U,' ', 1904-07. 



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He studied law with Geo. W. 
Wing, of Montpelier, and was ad- 
mitted to the bar in October, 1899, 
and has practiced his profession in 
MontpeUer, Vermont, to date. He 
is a Repubhcan in pohtics, and has 
held several positions; was city grand 
juror, MontpeUer, Vt., 1901-02; 
county probation officer, 1903 to 
date; alderman, city of Montpelier, 
1910 to date. 

He served as private in Co. H. 
1st Vermont Volunteers, during the 
Spanish- American War; was com- 
missioned 2d lieutenant, V. N. G., in 
December, 1900; was promoted 1st 
lieutenant in May, 1902; captain, 
December 8, 1903; major, 1st regi- 
ment, August, 1908, holding this last 
commission to date. He is a 
member of the Unitarian Church;* 

Modern Woodmen of America; I. O. _-j^ 

O. F.; Montpelier Historical Society. Maj. Fred tsames Thomas. 

He was married November 30, 1899, to Etta Mae Goodale, of Morr 
Vt. They have one child : Glenn Leo, born December 17, 1904. 




istown. 



JOHN MICHAEL RYAN, C. E. 




John Michael Ryan. 



John M. Ryan, son of Edmond 
and Ellen (Leahy) Ryan, and 
brother of E. H. Ryan, '92, was 
born in Northfield Falls, Vt., No- 
vember 28, 1872. He graduated 
from the Northfield High School 
in 1891 and entered the University, 
September 24th of the same year, 
graduating C. E. in 1895; was a 
corporal, sergeant and (-aptain Com- 
pany B, in the corps of cadets; com- 
mencement speaker in 1895; member 
of the A Z n Fraternity. 

He was an assistant engineer, 
Cambridge water works at Wal- 
tham, Mass., 1895-97; assistant en- 
gineer, West End Street Railway Co., 
1897-98; inspector on construction 
work, Boston Elevated Railway 
Co., 1898 to date. He is a member 
of the Catholic Church and Council 
No. 121 Knights of Columbus, 
Brighton, Mass. 



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He was married at Northfield, Vt., September 26, 1901, to Nona M. 
Grady of Roxbury. They have three children: Beatrice LeoUa, born July 30, 
1902; Harold John, born March 22, 1905; James Edmond, born Jime 19, 1906. 

SAMUEL ADRIAN THOMAS, C. E. 

Samuel A. Thomas, son of 
^ Henry Albert and Harriet Elvira 

(Barnes) Thomas, was born in Stowe, 
Vt., August 3, 1873. He prepared for 
college at the Peoples Academy, Mor- 
risville, Vt., and entered the Univer- 
sity, in September, 1892, graduating 
C. E., in 1895, completing the course 
in three years; was a corporal, ser- 
geant and second Ueutenant in the 
corps of cadets; athletic editor of 
the War Whoop; played on foot 
ball team; member of the 6 A Frater- 
nity. 

He was assistant engineer, City 
Engineers, office, Somerville, Mass., 
July, 1S95- January, 1896: United 
States deputy mineral surveyor, 
with Dav-is & Byler, Victor, Colo. 
January-May, 1896; insurance sur- 
veyor, Sanborn Map Co., New York 
city. May, 1896 to date. At present 
Samual Adrian Thomas. he has charge of the surveys of 

Springfield, Mass. and vicinity. He is a member of the UniversaUst 
Church; Sterling Lodge, No. 44, 1. O. O. F., Hyde Park, Vt. 

He was married, September 5, 1899, to Isabella Viola Niles of No. Benning- 
ton, Vt. Two children have been born to them: Albert Niles, born Januarj- 
17, 1904; Ehner Tinkham, born September 28, 1907. 

DEAN CLYDE WARREN, C. E. 

Dean C. Warren, son of Roelzo Sanford and Emma Maria (Newton) 
Warren, was born in Stowe, Vermont, May 31, 1874, and died in Brooklj-n N. 
Y., July 6, 1905; was buried in Stowe, Vt. He graduated from the Stowe 
High School in 1890, and was then a student at the Peoples Academy, Morris- 
ville, Vt., 1890-92. He entered the University in 1892 and graduated B. S. 
in C. E. in 1895; was a corporal and first sergeant in the corps of cadets; played 
on the foot ball team; was a member of the 6 X Fraternity. 

He was a transitman on preliminary' surveys for the Mt. Mansfield Elec- 
tric Ry., from Waterbury to Stowe, Vt., in June, 1896; was assistant engineer 
for French & Bryant, engineers and contractors, BrookUne, Mass., August- 
November, 1895, June-July, 1896, April-June,, 1899 on general engineering 
work; was assistant engineer. City Engineer's office, Somer\-ille, Mass., Novem- 
ber, 1895-February, 1896; was deputy United States mineral surveyor with 
Davis & Byler, Cripple Creek, Col., February-May, 1896; assistant engineer, 
City Engineer's office, Cambridge, Mass., July, 1896-November, 1898; chief 




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of party, Rutland Canadian Railroad, Grand Isle, Vermont, December, 1898- 
April, 1899; was assistant engineer, Metropolitan Sewerage Board, Boston, 
Mass., June,1899-March, 1904; assistant engineer for Olmstead Brothers, land- 
scape architects, April- June, 1904; 
resident engineer, Massachusetts 
Highway Commission, June-Septem- 
ber, 1904; assistant and resident ' % 
engineer Rapid Transit Commission, 
New York, September, 1904 until 
his death, having in charge the con- 
struction work of the East river 
tunnel from the Battery to Brooklyn, --■^~. 
N. Y. Early in March, 1905, he 
began to have trouble with his 
heart and physicians forbade him 
to go again under the air pressure 
necessary on the work. On July 3, 
he complained of a slight cold, and 
on July 6, 1905, suddenly passed 
away; the immediate cause of his 
death was blood poisoning resulting 
from a carbuncle on his neck. 

He was a most capable engineer 
and in his death "N. U." lost one 
of her most promising sons. Mr. 
Robert Ridgeway, C. E., of the 




Dean Clyde Warren. 



Rapid Transit Commission paid the following tribute: "I cannot tell you 
how shocked I was to learn today of your husband's death, and I want to 
express to you my deep sympathy and that of every one of the engineers, who 
was associated with him on this work. His conscientious attention to his 
work, his ability in handling his work and the sterling personal qualities he 
possessed earned the respect and esteem of all, and his death is felt to be a 
personal loss. His loyal assistance will be missed and I shall find his place 
a difficult one to fill." He was an active member of the Boston Society of 
Civil Engineers. 

He was married in Cambridge, Mass., September 27, 1900, to Maud Ella 
Mills, a native of Port Hilford, Nova Scotia, who survives him and resides in 
Independence, Colo.; no children. 



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NON-GRADUATES, 1895. 



LESLIE HAZEN BRADLEY. 

Leslie H. Bradley, son of Hazen W. and Anna Green (Austin) Bradley, 
was born in Windsor, Vt., July 6, 1874. In 1875, his parents removed to Ilion, 
N. Y., where he attended the public schools. He entered the University in 
January, 1892, and remained until January, 1894; was a member of the All! 
Fraternity. 

He was in the emplo}^ of the Remington Arms Co., of Ilion, N. Y., 1894- 
1901; Pratt & Whitney Co., Hartford, Conn., October, 1901-1904; Ross Rifle 
Co., Quebec, Canada, July, 1904-1905; Remington Arms Co., 1905 to date. 
He is a member of the Methodist Church. 

He was married October 19, 1898, to Hattie Mae Shoemaker of Ilion, 
N. Y. Five children have been born to them : Hazel Marguerite, born March 6, 
1901; Mildred Anna, born November 10, 1903; Mae, born September 4, 1905; 
Doris Elizabeth, born March 15, 1908; Eleanor, born June 21, 1910. 



GEORGE E. DONNELLY. 

George E. Donnelly, son of 
James and Lucy (Howes) Donnelly, 
was born in North Bennington, Vt., 
.\pril 6, 1874. He prepared for col- 
lege at the North Bennington High 
School, and entered the University, 
September 6, 1891,. reniaining until 
November, 1893; was a corporal in 
the corps of cadets; mernber of the 
6) X Fraternity. 

He studied music in Boston 
under several of the best teachers, 
during 1893-99. He travelled during 
1899-07 with several musical comedy 
companies as musical director, and 
visited all the principal cities in 
this country and Canada. In 1907, 
he located in Bennington, Vermont, 
where he has since resided; and has 
engaged as an instructor on the 
violin, also conducted the Donnelly 
orchestra from 1907 to date; has 
served as secretary of the Benning- 
George E. DonneUy. ^^^ Security Co., since 1907. He is 

a member of the B. P. O. E.; Foresters of America; F. O. Eagles, 

K. O. T. M. 

He was married August 31, 1909, to Betsey Sibley of Bennington. 




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SHERIDEN DAVID McALLISTER, M. D. 

Sheriden D. McAllister, son of Samuel and Susan (Barnard) McAllister, 
was born in Warren, Vt., in 1870, and died of tuberculosis at Loon Lake, 
N. Y., December 8, 1899. He attended the schools of his town and Water- 
bury, Vt., and entered the University in 1891, remaining two years; was a 
member of the A ^ H Fraternity. He graduated M. D., from the University 
of Vermont Medical College in 1896 and practiced his profession in New 
York until 1898, when owing to failing health, he was forced to give up 
active work. 

GEORGE SOTER MILLER, C. E. 

George S. Miller, was born in Lowell, Mass., April 22, 1872. He pre- 
pared for college at the Lowell High School and entered the University in 
1891 and remained two years; was a member of the A ^ 77 Fraternity. He 
entered the University of Vermont in 1894, and graduated B. S., in C. E. in 
1896. 

He was assistant engineer for the United States Engineer Department at 
New London, Conn., March 25, 1898, until February, 1904, when he was 
transferred to the Interior Department. On September 27, 1904, he was 
transferred to the United States Engineer Department, where he remained 
until March 31, 1905. 

THOMAS SILAS SINCLAIR. 

Thomas S. Sinclair, son of Joseph W. and Harriet A. (Waterman) Sinclair, 
was born in Saybrook, Ohio, June 28, 1875. At an early age, his parents re- 
moved to West Lebanon, N. H. He prepared for college at the White River 
Junction (Vt.) High School, and entered the University in 1892 in the class 
of 1895. 

He was a traveling salesman for the Excelsior Carriage Co., White River 
Junction, Vt., 1901-05; Holbrook Grocery Co., Keene, N. H., 1905-06; 
W.C. Landon Co., Rutland, Vt., 1907-08; Excelsior Carriage Co., 1908 to date. 
He is a member of Franklin Lodge, F. and A. M., St. Andrew's Chapter 
R. A. M., and Washington Council of Lebanon, N. H.; Killington Commandery 
K. T., Rutland, Vt. 

He was married in Brooklyn, N. Y., October 11, 1903, to Florence Beryl 
Morris Ball, a native of England. His residence is West Lebanon, N. H. 

ARTHUR LEON TERRILL. 

Arthur L. Terrill, son of Londus Fullington and Susan (Fernald) Terrill, 
was born in Underhill, N. Y., August 12, 1871. He prepared for college in the 
schools of his town and entered the University, September 24, 1891, remaining 
until 1893; was a member of the AIIl Fraternity. He engaged in mercantile 
business in Underhill, 1893-98, and in Savannah, Ga., 1898-1910. Since this 
last date, he has been a traveling salesman for the Southern Biscuit Co., with 
headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. 



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CLASS OF 1896. 



ARTHUR GILBERT ANDREWS, C. E., LL. B. 

Arthur G. Andrews, son of Gilbert Richmond and Mellissa (Waterman) 
Andrews, was born in Northfield, ,Vt., November 30, 1874, and died there, 
unmarried, March 2, 1906; was buried in Roxbury, Vt. He prepared for 
college at the Northfield High School and entered the University in September 

1892, graduating C. E. in 1896; 
was a corporal, sergeant and 1st 
lieutenant in the corps of cadets; 
assistant editor and business 
manager of the Reveille; won 
first prize, Austin Trophy, 1895; 
member of the A Z FI Frater- 
nity. 

He was a student at the 
University of Michigan, Law 
School from September, 1896 
until February 22, 1899, when 
he received an appointment as 
2d lieutenant. United States 
Army. He failed on examina- 
tion, owdng to a slight physical 
disabihty. In May, 1899, he 
was appointed clerk in the 
United States Treasury Depart- 
ment, Washington, D. C, serv- 
ing until July 17, 1900. He 
entered the Columbian (now 
George Washington) University 
Law School, October 1, 1899 and 
graduated LL. B. and LL. M., May 26, 1900. He w^as attorney for 
the Elmer Gates Laboratory, Chevy Chase, Md., September 26, 1900- 
January 1, 1901. He was engaged in the collection business in Washington, 
D. C, from February 1 to August 30, 1901, when he was admitted 
to practice before the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. He 
then practiced his profession in Washington until December, 1901, when he 
located in New York city and entered the law office of Judge Fellows, where he 
remained until May 4, 1903, when he was admitted to the New York city bar. 
He then practiced his profession in that city until November, 1903, when he 
was stricken with tuberculosis. He went to Saranac Lake, N. Y., for treat- 
ment, and in January, 1904, he returned to Northfield greatly improved in 
health. On February 27, 1905, he was admitted to the Washington county 
(Vt.) bar, and for a few months in that year was able to resume business; 
but in the winter, he was again stricken with tuberculosis and rapidly failed. 
He was an able lawyer and gave promise of a brilliant career. He was a mem- 
ber of Northfield Lodge, No. 19, I. O. O. F., Eureka Encampment Social 
Note: For sketch of Charles S. Carleton of this class, see page 92. 




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Lodge, No. 10, Rebeccas; d (P Law Fraternity of the University of Michigan. 
He served as aide with rank of colonel on the staff of Gen. B.W.Warner, marshal 
of the inaugural parade of President McKinley, March 4, 190L 

HERBERT EUGENE CASWELL, B. S. 

Herbert E. Caswell, son of George Hervey and Helen Maria (Jaynes) 
Caswell, and cousin of W. E. Hurlbut, '93, was born in Milton, Vt., July 
15, 1872. In 1875, his parents re- 
naoved to Georgia, Vt., where he 
attended the district schools and 
prepared for college at the Georgia 
Academy. He entered the Univer- 
sity in September, 1893, in the class 
of 1897, but made up the work and 
graduated B. S. from the Science uihI 
Literature course in 1896; was a cor- 
poral and color corporal in the corps 
of cadets; member of the X 
Fraternity. 

He taught school at Westford, 
Vt., in 1896, St. Albans Bay, 1897- 
98. He was principal of the Georgia 
Academy, 1899-1901; Sharon (Vt.) 
High School, 1907; Quechee, Vt., High 
School, 1903-05. He was engaged in 
farming in Georgia, 1902-03, and in 
Colchester, Vt., 1906-09. In May, 
1909, he located in South Dakota, 
where he has engaged in the insurance 
business and teaching to date. Herbert Eugene Caswell. 

He is a member of the Congregational Church. 

He was married November 22, 1900, to Mary Eva Chamberlin of Grand 
Isle, Vt. They have four children: Susan Helen, born February 7, 1902; 
Marion Louise, born December 4, 1903; Chester Adams, born December 12, 
1905; George Asahel, born September 3, 1907. 




JAMES LELAND AVERILL, C. E. 

James L. Averill, son of George Stearns and Nancy Jane (Leland) Averill, 
was born in Montpelier, Vermont, November 27, 1875. In 1880, his parents 
removed to Northfield, where he prepared for college at the high school. He 
entered the University in September, 1892, and graduated C. E., in 1896; 
was a corporal, sergeant-major, and captain Company A, in the corps of 
cadets; received honorable mention, four years; won Faculty gold medal; 
was exchange editor of the Reveille; member of the A S 11 Fraternity. He 
graduated C. E. from the Thayer School of Civil Engineering, Dartmouth 
College in 1898. 

He was draftsman for the Berlin Bridge Co., Berlin, Conn., 1898-1901; 
computor for Milliken Bros., New, York ^city, 1901-03; prcsidentj^Hudson 
Structural Co., of Jersey City, 1903-05; chief engineer. National Bridge 



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Works, 1905-09; manager of plant of A. E. Norton Co., Boonton, N.J., 1909-10; 
chief engineer, Hamilton & Chambers, No. 29 Broadway, New York city, 
1910 to date. He is a member of DeWitt Clinton Lodge, F, and A. M., of 
Northfield; Dartmouth Club of New York city; associate member of the 
American Society of Civil Engineers, since December 6, 1910. 

HERBERT SAWYER CLARK, C. E. 
Herbert S. Clark, son of George Washington and Addie Frances (Jones) 
Clark, and brother of F. H. Clark, '89, and nephew of Asa Howe, '43, was born 
in Northfield, Vt., November 29, 1873. He prepared for college at the North- 
field High School, and entered the 
LTniversity in September, 1892, grad- 
uating C. E. in 1896; was a corporal, 
sergeant and 2d heutenant, Co. A, in 
the corps of cadets; assistant mana- 
ger of the Reveille; played on the 
foot ball team; won first prize, Shel- 
don contest in 1894; was recom- 
mended to the United States War 
Department for commission ; member 
of the A I n Fraternity. 

He was transitman, Perm Yan, 
Keuka Park & Branchport Ry., 
1896-December, 97; cliief of party on 
construction of the Worcester & 
Clinton Street Ry., Mass., January- 
December, 1898; inspector of paving, 
Worcester, Mass., January-Decem- 
ber, 1899; assistant street commis- 
sioner, Worcester, 1900-1904; super- 
intendent construction for Providence 
Construction Co., in Rhode Island, 
1904-06; with Reed & Coddington, 
contracting engineers of Niagara 
Canada, 1909-10; superintending en- 
gineer, of public works for the city of Anadarka, Oklahoma, March, 1910 
to date. He is a member of the Athalston Lodge, F. and A. M., and the 
Eureka Chapter, R. A. M., of Worcester, Mass. 

He was married May 16, 1900, to Nora Luceile Hassett of Northfield, Vt. 
Two children have been born to them: Herbert Sawj^er, Jr., born December 
14, 1902; Kathryn Luceile, born September 14, 1908. His address is Anadarka, 
Okla. 

GEORGE HORACE BRIGGS, C. E. 
George H. Briggs, son of Horace Brailey and Ellen Henrietta (Cram) 
Briggs, was born in Northfield, Vt., November 18, 1874. He prei)ared for 
college at the Northfield High School and entered the University, September 
12, 1892 and graduated C. E. in 1896; was a 2d lieutenant Company B, in the 
corps of cadets; member of the A I! U Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer, city of Cambridge, Mass., 1896-98; assistant 
engineer with the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board of Boston, Mass., 




Herbert Sawyer Clark. 
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1898-1906, and engaged on construction of the Wachiisett dam and reservoir 
at West Boylston, Mass.; Bureau of Filtration, Pittsburg, Pa., 1906-08; 
New York State Barge canal, 1908 to date. He is at present located at 
Hinckley, N. Y. He is a member of Boylston Lodge F. and A. M., of West 
Boylston, Mass. 

He was married October 26, 1898, to Grace Lee Towle, a native of Maitland, 
Annapolis county, Nova Scotia. They have one child, Daphne Mae, born 
April 6, 1902. 

JOHN LESLIE COLLINS, C. E 

John L. Collins, son of Michael 
and Mary (Cushing) Colhns, was 
born in Northfield, Vermont, June 
25, 1873. He attended the schools of 
his town, and entered the University, 
September 22, 1892, graduating C. 
E. in 1896; was a first sergeant and 
2d lieutenant in the corps of cadets; 
member of the A ^ 11 Fraternity. 

He was transitman, inspector 
and assistant engineer for the city of 
Cambridge, Mass., August, 1896- 
May, 1901; assistant engineer with 
John L. Greenleaf of New York city, 
on engineering work, summer of 
1901; member of firm of Colhns 
Brothers, consulting engineers, 
Drexel Building, Philadelphia, Pa., 
1901-03,- and had charge of extensive 
engineering work in various sections 
of the country. In 1903, he opened 
an office at 444 Broadway, Albany, 
N. Y., and has engaged in general hy- John Leslie Collins, 

draulic engineering to date. He is a member of the Methodist Church and 
DeWitt Clinton Lodge, F. and A. M., of Northfield, Saranac Chapter, 
R. A. M., and the I. O. O. F. of Saranac, Lake, N. Y. 

He was married November 26, 1903, to Margaret Holland, of Northfield, 
Vermont. They have one child : Doris Elizabeth, born August 24, 1907. 




CAPT. HARRY RAYMOND DOLE, B.S.' • ■; .. 

Harry R. Dole, son of Prof. Charles Dole, '-69, and Mary lone (Oilman) 
Dole, was born in Paw Paw, Michigan, June 12, 1876. He ■prepared for 
college in the schools in Northfield and Paw PiiwJMich., and entered the 
University in 1892, graduating B. S. from the Science and Literature course in 
1896; was a corporal, sergeant-major and 2d lieutenant inthe corps of cadets;'. 
played on the base ball team; assistant editor of the Reveille; memberof the 
X Fraternity. ' 

He was instructor at the University in 1896-97 and assis'ted in raising the 
funds for the "Dewey Hall", 1898-99; salesman, ' BoWker Fertilizer ; Go. ■ 
Boston, 1897-99; superintendent, Dole-Brill Black Slate Co:.,' 'N-cft-thfivddf 



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Capt/Harry Raymond Dole. 



1899-1901; piircliasing agent and 
salesman, Pike Manufacturing Co., 
Pike, N. H., 1901-06; sales agent 
for the National Cash Register Co., 
Dayton, Ohio, with headquarters in 
Springfield, Mass., 1906 to date. 

.He served as a sergeant and 
acting 1st sergeant Co. F., 1st Vt. 
Volunteers, Spanish-American War, 
May-October, 1898; was captain 
Company F., 1st Regiment, Ver- 
mont National Guard, 1899-1900. 
He is a member of the Universalist 
Church; DeWitt Clinton Lodge, F. 
and A. M. of Northfield; Modern 
Woodmen of America; United Com- 
mercial Travellers' Association. 

He was married in Northfield, 
Vt., October 14, 1897, to Edna Mae 
McGinnis of Libertyville, 111. They 
have two children: Carl Raymond, 
born July 26, 1904, and Walter Gil- 
man, born July 4, 1906. 



PHIL SHERIDAN HOWES, B. S. 

Phil S.Howes, son of Edward Helon and Susan (Putney) Howes, was born 
in Northfield, Vt., July 28, 1875. He prepared for college at the Northfield 
High School and entered the Univer- 
sity in September, 1892, graduating 
in 1896 with the degree of B. S. He 
was a corporal, sergeant, and 1st 
lieutenant and quartermaster in the 
corps of cadets; salutatorian of his 
class; member of the X Fraternity. 

He was a corporal of Co. F, 1st 
Vermont Infantry Spanish-American 
War, May 16, to October 26, 1898, 
and served with his regiment at 
Chicamauga; was a member of Com- 
pany F, 1st Regiment, Vermont 
National Guard, 1892-99. In 1901 
he received an appointment in the 
Actuarial department of the National 
Life Insurance Company of Mont- 
pelier, Vt., which position he still 
retains. 

He is a member of the Vermont 
Democratic State Committee; secre- 
tary and treasurer of the Vermont 
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sive League of New England; member of the Universalist Church of North- 
field; Aurora Lodge, No. 22, F. and A. M. of Montpelier; Modern Woodmen 
of America; United Spanish War Veterans. 

He was married in Northfield, Vt., November 16, 1898, to Alice Lunnie 
of Maple Grove, Province of Quebec. They have two children: Harold 
Lunnie, born July 30, 1900 and Mildred Burr, born May 18, 1902. 

CAPT. CHARLES ALBERT PLUMLEY, A. M. 

Charles A. Plumley, son of Hon. Frank and Lavinia Lucretia (Fletcher) 
Plumley, was born in Northfield, Vt., April 14, 1875. He prepared for 
college at the Northfield High School, class of 1892; entered the University 
in September of the same year, 
and graduated A. B. in 1896; 
received the degree of A. M. in 
course in 1899; was a corporal, 
sergeant, and 1st lieutenant and 
adjutant in the corps of cadets; 
alumni and exchange editor and 
editor-in-chief of the Reveille; 
played on the base ball team, 
1894-96 and the class foot ball 
team same year; won second 
prize, Sheldon contest in 1894; 
commencement speaker, 1896; 
member of the A I FI Frater- 
nity. 

He was principal of the 
Northfield High School, 1896- 
1900. He began the study of 
law in his father's office in 1900 
and was admitted to the W^ash- 
ington county bar in October, 
1903. In December of the same 
year, he entered into partnership 
with his father, under the firm 
name of Plumley & Plumley Capt. Charles Albert Plumley. 

and has practiced his profession in Northfield to date; director of the North- 
field National Bank, 1906 to date; was made master in chancery in 1905. 

He is a Republican in politics; served during his junior year as assistant 
secretary of the State Senate; was assistant clerk of the House of Representa- 
tives, 1900-1908 and clerk, 1908 to date; secretary, French-Venezuelon Mixed 
Commission, Northfield, Vt., in 1905. He was 1st Ueutenant, Company F, 
1st Regiment, V. N. G., 1899-1900; captain, 1900-03; represented the Univer- 
sity as aide on the staff of Gen. G. M. Dodge, '51, at the inauguration of 
President William McKinlcy. He is a member of the Methodist Church of 
Northfield; DeWitt Clinton Lodge, No. 15, F. and A. M., of Northfield; 
King Solomon Chajiter, R. A. M.; Mt. Zion Commandcry, K. T.; and Mount 
Sinai Temple, Mystic Shrine; of Montpelier; Northfield Lodge, No. 19, 1.O.O.F.; 
MontpeUer Lodge of Elks; Northfield Conversational Club and its president, 
1904-05. 




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He was married, August 2, 1900, to Emily Adele Stevens of Manchester, 
N. H. Three children have been born to them: Allan Rudolph, born Xovem- 
ber 8, 1901; Evelyn Stevens, born June 25, 1904; Fletcher Donald, born 
October 6, 1906. 



CARROLL JOHN SCRIBNER, C. E. 

Carroll J. Scribner, son of Charles Paine and Lucy Viola (Goodrich) 
Scribner, was born at Cady's Falls, Morristown, Vt., January 1, 1871. He 
attended the public schools of Morristown and Stowe, fitting for college at 

the Peoples Academy, Morris\alle, 
Vt. He entered the ITniversity from 
Stowe, Vt., in September, 1892, and 
graduated C. E. in June, 1896. He 
was a color corporal, 1st sergeant, and 
captain, Company B, in the corps of 
cadets; was assistant business mana- 
ger and manager of the Reveille; 
member of the X Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer for the 
Central Vermont Railroad, 1896-97; 
engineer in charge of bridge and 
building work for same road with 
headquarters at St. Albans, Vt., 1897- 
1905; building inspector for the city 
of St. Albans, Vt., 1904-05; was 
resident engineer on the construction 
of the Mt. :\Iansfield Electric R. R. 
from Waterburj^ to Stowe, Vt., sum- 
mer of 1897; draftsman in the heat- 
ing and ventilating department of 
B. F. Sturtevant Co.'s works at 
CarroU John Scribner. Hj'de Park, Mass., 1905-06; assist- 

ant to the construction engineer of the New York, New Haven and Hart- 
ford Railroad, New Haven, Conn., October, 1906-June, 1908. He was 
assistant engineer, department of buildings, Missouri Pacific Railroad, St. 
Louis, Mo., from June, 1908 to August, 1911, when he became assistant 
engineer for the Chicago, BurHngton & Quincy Railroad, with headquarters 
in Chicago, 111. He is a member of the Universalist Church. 

He was married August 25, 1898, to Ellen Lucj' Drugg of Stowe, Vt. 




EDWARD MICHAEL :McCARTY, B. S., M. D. 

Edward M. McCarty, son of WiUiam Edward and Ellen (McCarty) Mc- 
Carty, was born in Windsor, Vermont, March 15, 1874. He prepared for col- 
lege at the Windsor, and the Northfield, \{., high schools. He entered the 
University in September, 1892, and graduated B. S. from the Science and Liter- 
ature course in 1896; was a fu'st sergeant, and 2d Ueutenant in the corps of 
cadets; played on foot ball team, three years; member of the AI Fl Fraternity. 
He graduated M. D. from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Boston. 



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Mass., in 1905, and has practiced his profession in SomervUle to date. He is 
a member of the Roman Cathohc Church; Knights of Columbus; Somerville 
Medical Society. -SI? 

He was married June 11, 1906, to Juha Louise Crowley of Somerville, 
Mass. They have one child : Edward Michael, born July 9, 1907. 

LEON ANSON SKINNER, B. S. 

Leon A. Skinner, son of A. P. Skinner was born in South Royalton, Vt., 
June 13, 1877. He prepared for college in the schools of his town and entered 
the University, September 22, 1892, graduating from the Science and Litera- 
ture Coiu-se in 1896, with the degree of B. S.; was a corporal and sergeant and 
major in the corps of cadets; played on the base ball team; member of the X 
Fraternity. 

He served in Company F, First Vermont Infantry in the Spanish-Amer- 
ican War, from May to October, 1898. He was pitcher for several league 
teams, 1896-97; 1899-1902. Since this last date he has engaged in the groceiy 
and meat business in Royalton, Vt. He is a member and Past Master of Roy- 
alton Lodge, F. and A. M. 




Evening Parade, Brattleboro, Vt., Fair, iqoS. 



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NON-GRADUATES, 1896. 



WILLIAM PRESTON BEAUCLERK, M. D. 

William P. Beauclerk, son of 
Sydney Wentworth and Elizabeth 
(Yeates) Beauclerk, was born in 
Troy, N. Y., June 9, 1875. In 1880 
his parents removed to Irasburg, 
Vt., where he attended the pubUc 
schools. He ^finished his prepara- 
tion for college at the Lyndon (Vt.) 
Institute, and entered the Univer- 
sity, September 22, 1892, remaining 
until December, 1893; played on 
the foot ball team; member of the 
A 1' n Fraternity. 

He graduated M. D. from the 
University of Vermont in 1896, and 
practiced his profession in Con- 
toocook, N. H., 1896-1903. Since 
this last date, he has practiced in 
Concord, N. H. He is a member 
of the Episcopal Church; Harris 
Lodge, F. and A. M., of Warner, 
N. H. ; Trinity Royal Arch Chapter 

Dr William Preston Beauclerk. No. 2, of ConCOrd, N. H.; Elks; 

I. O. O. F.; New England Order of Protection; Wonolancet Club of 
Concord. 

He was married July 2, 1894, to Jennie Mabel Hayward of Tunbridge, 
Vt., sister of F. F. Hayward, '88. They have one child: Sydney Wentworth, 
born October 10, 1895. 




CHARLES HOWARD BROOKS, PHARM. D. 

Charles H. Brooks, son of Thomas Spencer and Mary Louise (Yeaton) 
Brooks, was born in Northfield, Vt., July 14, 1875. He attended the North- 
field High School and entered the Chemical department of the University, 
September 24, 1891, remaining imtil April, 1895; was a member of the A Z fl 
Fraternity. He graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 
1905, with the degree of Pharm. D. h' !>»& 

He was a pharmacist in Boston, Mass., and vicinity from 1897 until 
December, 1908, when he purchased an extensive drug business in Wollaston, 
Mass., which he has conducted to date. He is a member of Wollaston Lodge, 
F. and A. M., of Wollaston; St. Stephens Chapter, R. A. M., and Quincy 
Commandery, No. 47, K. T. of Quincy, Mass.; John Hancock Lodge, No. 224, 
I. O. O. F.; Unitarian Club of Wollaston. 

He was married January 1, 1903, to Helen Gertrude Cooper of Port- 
land, Me. 



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WILLIAM GRANVILLE BROOKS, D. O. 

William G. Brooks, son of Thomas Spencer and Mary Louise (Yeaton) 
Brooks, was born in Northfield, Vt., October 4, 1874. He attended the North- 
field High School and entered the Chemical department of the University, 
September 24, 1891, remaining until April, 1895; was a member of the A ^ IJ 
Fraternity. 

He was a pharmacist in Franklin, N. H., 1896-97 and in Boston, Mass., 
and vicinity, 1897-1905. He graduated D. O. from the Massachusetts College 
of Osteopathy in June, 1906; and has practiced his profession in Boston to 
date. 

He was married August 21, 1907, to Bertha Isabel Stevens of Franklin, 
N. H. His address is Arlington Heights, Mass. 

ARTHUR HALL CUSHMAN. 

Arthur H. Cushman, son of Henry Theodore and Eliza Davis (Hall) 
Cushman, was born in North Bennington, Vt., July 19, 1875. He prepared 
for college at the North Bennington High School and entered the University 
in Septembei", 1892 in the Science and Literature course, remaining two years; 
was a color-corporal in the corps of cadets; played on the base ball and foot 
ball teams; manager of the Athletic Association; member of the X Fraternity. 

He was in the employ of the H. T. Cushman Manufacturing Co., of 
North Bennington, 1896-1904, serving as manager and treasurer of the 
company. He entered the employ of the H. C. White Co., manufacturers 
of sterographs. North Bennington, Vt., in 1907 and is at present vice-president 
of the company and manager of the New York House. He is a member of 
the National Geographical Society. 

He was married December 14, 1897, to Mabel Florence White of North 
Bennington, Vt. They have two children: Westervelt Thacher, born 
December 30, 1906, and Hall Watson, born January 23, 1909. 

FIRST SERGT. GARDNER GATES. 

Gardner Gates, son of Col. Clyde Dyer, and Frances (Van Arnan) Gates, 
was born in Cambridge, Vermont, April 12, 1875. He prepared for college 
in the schools of his town and the Morrisville (Vt.) Academy. He entered 
the University in 1892, and remained one year; member of the (") X Fraternity. 

He served in Comjjany M, 1st Vermont Infantry during the Spanish- 
American War, May-October, 1898. He enlisted in September, 1899 in Com- 
pany D, 26th United States Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Col. Edmund 
Rice, '60; was promoted first sergeant and served in the Philippine Islands 
until September, 1901. His address is Burhngton, Vermont. 

HARRY CHRISTOPHER KERR. 

Harry C. Kerr, son of John and Margaret (Dunbar) K(>rr, was born in 
Granville, Vt., January 30, 1874. lie prepared for college at the Rochester 
(Vt.) High School and entered the Chemical department of the ITniversity 
in September, 1892, remaining until December, 1893; played on the foot ball 
team, two years; member of the A 2 H Fraternity. 

He was a clerk in a hardware store in Bethel, Vt., from 1895 until 1896, 
when he removed to Rumford Falls, Maine and became a member and presi- 



314 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. [1896 

dent of the F. O. Walker Co., and engaged in the hardware and pliimbing 
business until 1906. On this last date, he bought a plumbing business in 
Seymour, Conn., which he has conducted to date. He is a member of the 
Congregational Church; Mechanics Lodge, No. 13, and Wildey Encampment, 
I. O. O. F., of Seymour, Conn., and Canton Sasacus, No. 1, I. O. 0. F. of New 
Haven, Conn. 

He was married in Middlebury, Vermont, in 1896, to Gertrude May 
Sturtevant, a native of New Haven. Two children have been born to them: 
Mildred Helen, born August 13, 1898, and Stanley Harry, born May 6, 1910. 

FRANK ROBERT WRIGHT, B. S. 

Frank R. Wright was born in Burhngton, Vt., April 7, 1876. At an early 
age, his parents removed to Newport, Vt., where he prepared for college. He 
entered the University in 1892, remaining two years; was a member of the 
AI n Fraternity. He graduate! A. B. from the University of Vermont in 
1896. 

He was a clerk in the Newport National Bank, 1896-1904. Since this 
last date, he has engaged in the shoe business in Newport. He is a member of 
the Masonic Lodge. 




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CLASS OF 1897 



CAPT. WINFRED BALLARD CARR, U. S. A., B. S. 

Winfred B. Carr, son of Judson Adonirum and Chloe Priscilla (Ballard) 
Carr, and brother of D. O. Carr, '01, was born in Georgia, Vt., October 8, 1875. 
He prepared for college in the schools of his town and entered the University 
in the winter of 1893-94, graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1897. He was a private, 
corporal, sergeant and captain Com- 
pany B., in the corps of cadets; 
business manager of the Reveille; 
played left tackle on the foot ball 
team, 1895-96; won the bronze medal 
"Austin Trophy" in 1896; member 
of the X Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer on 
location and construction of the 
Worcester and Marlboro Electric 
Railroad, August-September, 1897; 
Engineering Department, Metropol- 
itan Park Commission, Boston, 
Mass., October, 1897-April, 1898; 
Hydrographic Division, United States 
Geological Survey, Washington, D. 
C, April 21-July 21, 1898. 

He served in Company B, 1st 
Regiment, Vermont National Guard, 
1895-96. He received an appoint- 
ment as 2nd lieutenant, United States 
Artillery, July 9, 1898; was accepted, 
July 22, 1898. He was promoted 1st 
Ueutenant, Artillery Corps, February 2, 1901; captain, February 21, 1903. 
He graduated from the Artillery School at Fort Monroe, Va., in September, 
1903; and was assigned to the 0th Field Artillery, June 6, 1907. His service 
is as follows; Battery C, 2d Artillery, Fort Warren, Mass., August-Novem- 
ber, 1898; Savannah, Ga., December, 1898; Havana, Cuba, January-March, 
1899; Battery "O" 2d Artillery, Fort McHenry, Md., April-October, 1899; 
Havana, Cuba, November, 1899-May, 1900; Battery "N" 2d Artillery, 
April-July, 1900; Battery "A" same, August-September, 1900; Battery 
"O" same, October, 1900-February, 1901; 21st Co. Artillery Corps, March- 
November, 1901; 29th Batt(!ry, Fi(>ld Artillery, December, 1901-July, 1902; 
81st Company Coast Artillery, October, 1903-May, 1907; Battery "C" 6th 
Field Artillery from July, 19f)7 until his death. He died in Chicago, 111., 
October 20, 1911; was buried in Georgia, Vt. 

HENRY VAIL DUNHAM, M. S., D. Sc. 

Henry V. Dunham, son of George Washington and Martha Anne (Vail) 
Dunham, and brother of George E. Dunham, '04, was born in Worcester, Vt., 
February 12, 1875. He attimded the schools of his town and entered the 




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University from Northfield in September, 1893, graduating B. S. in Chemistry 
in 1897; was a corporal, sergeant, 1st lieutenant and adjutant in the corps of 
cadets; assistant editor of the Reveille; won first prize, Sheldon Contest in 1895; 

was commencement speaker; mem- 
ber of the d X Fraternity; received 
the degree of M. S. in course in 
1902; and in recognition of his re- 
search work along chemical lines, 
was given the degree of D. Sc. in 
1903. 

He was chemist. Fall Mountain 
Paper Co., Bellows Falls, Vt., 1897- 
'tS. He was appointed in February, 
ls98, chemist of the Casein Com- 
pany of America and had charge of 
the chemical work of the company 
until April, 1910. In May, 1902, he 
was sent to Europe to take charge of 
t he company's chemical business and 
to assume the management of their 
extensive European trade, with head- 
quarters in Rotterdam, Holland and 
in Paris, France. On February 1, 
1904, he was recalled home to as- 
sume the general management of the 
company. In May, 1904, the Bellows 
Falls plant was consoUdated with the 
plant at Bainbridge, X. Y., and Mr. Dunham moved to that town, where 
he has made his home to date. In April, 1910, he resigned his position with 
the Casein Company of America and accepted a responsible position with the 
American Mahogany Co., of New York, which he still retains. He is a mem- 
ber of the American Chemical Society; Society of Chemical Industry, London, 
England. 

He was married at Westminster, Vt., August 5, 1903, to Florence Delia 
Goodhue. Two children have been born to them: Helen Marj^, born April 
4, 1908; EUzabeth Vail, born January 11, 1910. 




Henry Vail Dunham. 



WILLIAM ARBA ELLIS, B. S., A. M. 

William A. Ellis, son of \\'illiam Riley and Jane Kendall (Ford) Ellis, 
and brother of G. Harold Ellis, '98, was born in Granville, Vt., June 8, 1869. 
He attended the district schools of his town and in 1880 removed to Xorthfield 
where he attended the graded school and graduated from the high school in 
1889. He was a clerk, Boston Bakery, Gunnison, Colo., June, 1889-July, 
1891; Crested Butte, Colo., August, 1891; Waterloo, Iowa, September-Novem- 
ber, 1891. He taught school in Columbus, Wis., November, 1891-March, 
1892; Lamour county. North Dakota, April-August, 1892; Cambria, Wis., 
December, lS92-March, 1893; Coddington Co., S. D., April-December, 1893; 
Warren, Vt., December, 1894-February, 1895. 

He entered the L'niversity from Watertown, S. D., in Januarj-, 1894, and 
graduated B. S. in C. E. in 1897. He also nearly completed the Science and 



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Literature course; was a corporal, sergeant, 1st lieutenant and quartermaster 
in the corps of cadets; assistant editor and editor-in-chief of the Reveille; mem- 
ber of the A I! n Fraternity and compiled the history of the Fraternity and 
catalogued its library; received the degree of A. M. in course at the Com- 
mencement 1902, in recognition of his work in compiling the N/U. History. 

He collected data for the history of "N. U." during 1894-97 and began 
active work in preparing the data for the history, Juno, 1897 and published 
the first volume during the summer 
of 1898; taught the village school, 
Warren, Vt., September-November, 
1898; employ of the Western Elec- 
tric Co., New York city, November, 
1898, January, 1889; rodman, St. 
Louis, Peoria and Northern Railroad 
in Illinois and the Rutland, Canadian 
Railroad, North Hero, Vt., January- 
July, 1899; commandant and in- 
structor. History and Mathematics, 
Kirkwood Military Academy, Ku'k- 
wood, Mo., September, 1899-July, 
1900; salesman, Dodd, Mead & Co., 
New York city, October-December, 
1900 and editor for same company 
in compiling gazeteer material on 
the United States and Canada for 
the International Cyclopedia, Jan- 
uary-June, 1901; made study of 
library work in New York city, 
1900-01; surveyor, Sanborn Map 
Co., June, 1901 to July, 1901; WiUiam Arba Ellis. 

librarian and field agent, "N. U." July, 1902-July, 1908; Ubrarian and pro- 
fessor of Mathematics, Memorial University, Mason City, Iowa, September- 
December, 1908. 

He is a member of the Methodist Church; DeWitt Clinton Lodge, F. and 
A. M., O. E. S., I. O. O. F., Modern Woodmen of America, all of Northfield; 
Vermont Historical Society, Wisconsin Historical Society; American Library 
Association; Vermont Library Association; National Geographic Society. 
He has furnished much historical material to various historical publications; 
compiled Alumni Roll of the Northfield High School and several pamphlets. 

He has been twice married : first August 27, 1902 to Elizabeth Blanche 
Brigham of Northfield, who died June 14, 1907. Two children were born 
to them: Dorothy Lucile, born July 14, 1904, and Grenville Brigham, 
born March 26, 190G. He was again married, April 23, 1910, to Mrs. Minnie 
(Church) Earlc of North Bennington, Vt. 




LIEUT. WILLIAM CLARENCE SPAFFORD, B. S. 

William C. Spafford, son of Heman I. and Abbie Susan (Nichols) Spafi'ord, 
was born in Berlin, N. Y., October 6, 1876, and died at Camp Thomas, Chicka- 
mauga Park, June 1, 1898. In 1878, his parents removed to North Benning- 
ton, Vt., where he attended the public schools and graduated from the high 



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school in 1893. He entered the University in September, 1893 and graduated 
B. S. in the Science and Literature course; was chief musician two years, cor- 
poral, sergeant and first lieutenant in the corps of cadets; won second prize, 
Sheldon contest in 1895; editor in chief of the Reveille; president of his class 
...^^•ST^ - and had charge of the Class Day 

exercises; member of the 6 X Fra- 
,^ ''^ ' ternity. He took great interest in 

the affairs of his High School and it 
was largely to his work that the 
Alumni Association was formed; he 
was its first secretary and served 
until his death. 

He was appointed in 1897, 
sergeant-major of the 3d Battalion, 
1st Eegiment Vermont National 
Guard; was commissioned 2d lieut- 
enant, Company K, November 20, 
1S97, and served until May 7, 1898, 
when he went to Camp Olympia, 
Burlington, Vt., with his company 
for examination for service in the 
Spanish-American War; was rejected 
by the medical examiner on account 
of defective eyesight. Being deter- 
mined to stay with his company, he 
enhsted as a musician and was ac- 
cepted; left the State with his com- 




Lieut. William Clarence Spafford. 



pany May 21, 1898 for Camp Thomas, Chickamauga Park, Ga., arriving there 
the 24th; was soon taken sick with pneumonia and died June 1. The captain 
of his company and six "N. U." men accompanied the body to Chattanooga. 
The remains were taken to his home in North Bennington and the funeral, 
the largest ever held in the town, occurred June 6, amid all the manifestations 
of great love and honor a stricken community could offer. Thus passed away 
one of the brighest sons of "N. TJ." and the first soldier serving from Vermont 
to die in the service of the country in the Spanish-American war. He is sur- 
vived by his parents, and a sister, Mrs. E. B. Canfield, of Schenectady, N. Y. 

DONALD WILLIAM SUTHERLAND, A. B., B. S. 

Donald W. Sutherland, son of Donald and Eleanor (Wemutt) Sutherland, 
was born in Drummondville, Canada, October 7, 1868. He graduated A. B. 
from Bishop's College, Lenoxville, Canada in 1892. He entered the Univer- 
sity, January 3, 1896 and graduated B. S. in C. E. in 1897; was a corporal in the 
corps of cadets; athletic manager; member of the A ^ IJ Fraternity. He was 
assistant engineer on the Drummond County (Canada) R. R. in 1897. Since 
1898, he has engaged in farming and civil enginsering in Drummondville. 

FIRST LIEUT. CHARLES ERNEST WALKER, B. S. 

Charles E. Walker, son of E. W.Walker, was born in Cumberland Mills, 
Me., July 2, 1875. He prepared for college in the schools of his town and 



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entered the Chemical department of the University, September 21, 1893, 
graduating B. S. in 1897; was a corporal, sergeant, and captain, Company B, 
in the corps of cadets; received honorable mention in 1894, 1895, 1896, and 
1897; was Senior gold medalist and valedictorian; member of the X 
Fraternity. 

On the breaking out of the Spanish-American War in 1898, he offered 
his services to the state of Maine, and was commissioned 1st lieutenant in 
the volunteer signal corps. He served with distinction in the Santiago 
campaign; for some time he was in command of his company; was mustered 
out of service in October, 1898. He has been for some years, chemist for the 
Rumford Falls (Me.) Paper Co. 




The^Old Academy Barracks at Middletown Conn., now used for a Dormitory 
by Wesleyan University; 



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NON-GRADUATES, 1897. 



LOUIS PHILLIPS BOOTH. 

Louis P. Booth, son of Rev. Isaac P. Booth, trustee of "N. U." (q. v.) 
and JuUa Elizabeth (Crawford) Booth, was born in Long Island, N. Y. In 
1881, his parents removed to Northfield, Vt., where he prepared for college. 
He entered the University in September 1893, and remained until June, 1895; 
was a corporal in the corps of cadets; member of the-4^ /7 Fraternity. 

He was a photographer in Morrisville, Vt., 1896-97; St. Johnsbury, Vt., 
1897-98; St. Albans, Vt., 1898-99; Randolph, Vt., 1899-1902; Providence, 
R. I., 1902-08; 1910-11; Rumford Falls, Me., 1911. During 1908-10, he 
was in the employ of the Eastman Kodak Company. 

He was married, January 1.3, 1898, to Gertrude Ann Sleeper of Goulds- 
ville, Vt., a graduate of the Northfield High School. 



GUILFORD HENRY HILL. 

Guilford H. Hill, son of Guil- 
ford Dudley and Elizabeth (Coburn) 
Hill, was born in East Fairfield, Vt., 
July 30, 1872. He attended the 
schools of his towTi and the Brig- 
ham Academy, Bakersfield, Vt. He 
entered the University in Septem- 
ber, 1893, and remained until the 
spring of 1897, nearly completing 
the course in Civil Engineering; was 
a corporal and 1st lieutenant, Com- 
pany B, in the corps of cadets; 
played on the class foot ball and 
base ball team; member of the 
A I n Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer with 
Hodges & Harrington of Boston, 
on street railway woi'k, 1897. Since 
this date he has engaged in occasion- 
al engineering; was foreman for John 
L. Collins, C. E., '96, on work in 
Swanton, Vt. He is at present en- 
gaged in farming in East Fairfield. 
He is a Republican in poUtics and 

has held several town offices; served as a delegate to the State RepubUcan 

Convention in MontpeUer, June, 1910. 

He was married September 24, 1896, to Emma Irene Burleson of East 

Fairfield. 

WALTER EGBERT BROWN. 

Walter E. Brown, son of Dennison and Ellen Maria (Allis) Bro^Ti, was 
born in Williamstown, Vt., March 26, 1872. In 1887, his parents removed 




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to Northfield, where he graduated from the High School in 1892. He entered 
the University in December, 1892, and remained until June, 1893. He returned 
to the University in 1894, and was honorably discharged in 1896; was a member 
of the yi 2" 77 Fraternity. 

He served as a "Columbian Guard" during the World's Fair in Chicago 
in 1893. He was a clerk for the Vermont Marble Co., West Rutland, Vt., 
1896-97; New York city, 1897-1905. He then returned to Northfield, 
where he has made his home to date. He engaged in business in Northfield, 
1905-09. 

RANSOM AUGUSTUS GRAY. 

Ransom A. Gray, son of Darius Augustus and Louisa Perkins (Smith) 
Gray, was born in Duxbury, Yt., February 28, 1873, and died of tuberculosis 
at Sparhawk's Sanatorium, Burlington, Vt., May, 1897. In 1885, his parents 
removed to Waterbury, Vt. He prepared for college at the Green Mountain 
Seminary, Waterbury Center, and entered the University March, 1894, 
remaining until June, 1895; was a member of the A Fratei'nity. He studied 
law and taught school in Waterbury, Vt., until the spring of 1897, when he was 
stricken with tuberculosis. He was a member of the I. O. O. F., of Waterbury. 
Vt. 

ALBERT ERNEST LEWIS, PH. B. 

Albert E. Lewis, son of Dr. Forest L. and Fannie (West) Lewis , was born 
at Canton, Mass, August 4, 1875. In 1880, his parents removed to Randolph, 
Vt., whei'e he prepared for college. He entered the University in September, 
1893, remaining until September, 1894; was promoted corporal in the corps 
of cadets; played on the foot ball team; was a member of the 6 X Fraternity. 
He graduated Ph. B. from the University of Vermont in 1897, and was a 
student at the Boston University Law School for two years. 

He was admitted to the bar in Boston, in 1900 and has practiced his 
profession in that city to date. He is a member of Henry Price Lodge, F. and 
A. M., of Charlestown, Mass.; I. O. O. F., of Dorchester, Mass 

He was married in Westboro, Mass., August 4, 1910, to Minnie Cummings 
Carr, a native of Nelson, N. H. He I'esides in Winthrop, Mass. 




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*CLASS OF 1898. 



[1898 



EDWIN ISAAC BOOTH, A. B. 

Edwin I. Booth, son of Isaac Phillip and Julia Eliza (Crawford) Booth, 
was born in Morrisville, Vermont, May 18, 1877. In 1881, his parents removed 
to Northfield, where he prepared for college at the high school. He entered 
the University in September, 1894, and graduated A. B. in 1898; was a cor- 
poral, sergeant-major and 2d lieutenant in the corps of cadets; exchange editor 
of the Reveille, 1895-1896; member of the A J // Fraternity. 

He was a clerk for the Union Savings Bank and Trust Co., Morrisville, 
Vermont, January 1, 1899-February, 1904; clerk, Delaware Granite & Mining 
Co., Wilmington, Del., February-October, 1904; clerk Union Savings Bank and 
Trust Co., Morrisville, from October, 1904 to date. He is a member of the 
Universalist Church. 

He was married November 21, 1900 to Stella May Hadley, of Morrisville. 
Three children have been born to them: Richard Hadley, born August 19, 
1903; Robert Crawford, born February 15, 1905; Elizabeth Julia, born April 
15, VMY.). 

JAMES WILBUR COOK, B. S. 

James W. Cook, son of James 
and Emma Christina (Celley) Cook, 
was born in Berlin, Vt., December 10, 
1875. He attended the pubhc schools 
of his town, the Montpelier High 
School, and the 'Montpelier Semi- 
nar}^, 1891-93. In 1893, his parents 
removed to Northfield, where he 
attended the Northfield High School. 
He entered the University in Septem- 
ber, 1894, and graduated B.S. in C. 
E. in 1898; was a sergeant and 1st 
sergeant in the corps of cadets; won 
third prize, Austin Trophy in 1897; 
member of the A H 11 Fraternity. 
In November, 1898, he entered 
the employ of the Western Electric 
Co., has been promoted several times. 
At present he is chief of the Material 
Order department. 
James Wilbur Cook. He was married in New York 

city, November 19, 1908, to Mima Ruth Pease of Greenwood, N. Y. One 
child has been born to them: Alice Beatrice, born December 3, 1909. His 
present address is Ampere, N. J. 

LOUIS CHARLES BUMP, B. S. 

Louis C. Bump, son of Charles Henry and Mary Frances (Rogers) Bump, 
was born in Leicester, Vt., December 23, 1877. In 1885, his parents removed 




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to Brandon, (Forestdale) Vt. He prepared for college in the Brandon schools 
and entered the University in September, 1894, graduating B. 8. in C. E. in 
1898; was a corporal and sergeant-major in the corps of cadets; play(>d on the 
foot ball team; member of the A 2 II Fraternity. 

He engaged in engineering, 1898-99, and on the death of his father, he 
returned to Forestdale and assumed the management of the Newton & Thomp- 
son Mfg. Company, where he has remained to date. He is a member of the 
Masonic Lodge. 

FRANK WINSLOW DENISON, B. S. 

Frank W. Denison, son of Jerome Joseph, and Kate (Denny) Denison, 
was born in Northfield, Vt., March 22, 1876. He graduated with high rank 
from the high school in 1894; and entered the University in September of 
that year, graduating B. S. in C. E. 
in 1898; was a corporal, 2d lieutenant, 
1st lieutenant and adjutant in the 
corps of cadets; received honorable 
mention in his freshman and sopho- 
more years; won the silver medal, 
Austin Trophy, in his freshman year; 
was exchange editor of the Reveille; 
member of the A 2 F] Fraternity. 

He taught the village school in 
Warren in the winter of 1898-1899. 
In March, 1899, he entered the em- 
ploy of the Rutland-Canadian Rail- 
road and remained with this company 
until March, 1902, serving as chair- 
man, rodman, instrument man and 
inspector, during the construction of 
this road from Burlington to Noyan 
Junction, Canada. He was assistant 
engineer, maintenance of way, Rut- 
land Railroad at Rutland from March, 
1902 to May, 1903. From May, 1903, 
until September, 1905, he engaged Frank Winslow Denison. 

in farming in Northfield. He engaged in business in South Northfield, Vt., 
from September, 1905 until October, 1906, when he became assistant engineer 
on the Central Vermont Ry., with headquarters at St. Albans, Vt., which 
position he now holds. He was professor of Railroad Field work at tlu; 
University, during the Summer School of 1905-06. He is a member of tlu; 
Univer.salist Church; Franklin Lodge No. 4, F. and A. M. of St. Albans, Vt. 

He was married, December 20, 1900, to Miss Eva Macomber of (irand 
Lsle, Vt. Three children have been born to them: Joseph Lloyd, born 
October 5, 1901; Arnold Reed, born September 14, l',)02; John Alden, born 
May 21, 1910. 

PAUL ADDISON DINSMOOR, B. S., LL. 15. 

Paul A. Dinsmoor, son of Frank Folsom and Emma Alzora (DeLaud) 
Dinsmoor, was born in Ivawrence, Kan., July 10, 1879. He ])repare(l for 
college in the schools of his city and entered the University in September, 




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1894, graduating B. S. in Chemistry in 1898; was a corporal, sergeant and cap- 
tain,Compan}' B, in the corps of cadets; valedictorian and Senior gold medalist; 
member of the 6X Fraternity. 

He entered the University of Kansas Law School in 1898, and graduated 
LL. B. in 1900; was private secretary to Congressman J.D. Bowersock, 1900-03; 
manager, LawTence Iron Works, 1903-05; business manager of the Lawrence 
Daily Journal, 1905-08; assistant manager of the Lawrence Paper Manufac- 
turing Co., 1908 to date. He is a member of the B. P. O. E., serving as exalted 
ruler, 1909-1910; 00 J Fraternity of the University of Kansas. 

He was married June 2, 1903 to Marj^ Gower Bowersock of LawTence, 
Kan. One child : Dorothy Addison, born May 21, 1906. 

CHARLES EDWARD DUGGAX, B. S. 

Charles E. Duggan, son of Patrick and Xancy (Granfield) Duggan, was 
born in Northfield, Vt., November 12, 1874, and died there, unmarried, 

October 30, 1908. He prepared for 
college at the Northfield High School 
and entered the University in Septem- 
ber, 1894, graduating B. S. in C. E. 
in 1898; was a corporal, sergeant, and 
1st lieutenant. Company A, in the 
corps of cadets; prize speaker, Sheldon 
contest, 1895 and 1896; won Shut- 
tleworth prize in 1897; class orator; 
member of the A 2 U Fraternity. 
He was rodman on the Cham- 
jilain Canal survey, August-Decem- 
l)er, 1898. He was inspector for the 
New York Telephone Co., from De- 
cember, 1898 until January, 1899, 
when owing to a severe illness he was 
obliged to return to Northfield. He 
was assistant engineer on the con- 
struction of water filters and sewers 
for the city of Southbridge, Mass., 
August-December, 1899; assistant 
engineer, Rutland Street Ry., April- 
Charles Edward Duggan. December, 1900. During 1902-03, 
he was foreman for contractors on construction of sewers for the New York 
Central Railroad at Albany, N. Y. He was assistant engineer for Charles E. 
Collins, '90, 1903-06, on sewer construction for Lake Placid, Syracuse and 
other cities and towns in New York; was assistant engineer for John L. Collins, 
'96, on sewer construction work in Waterbury, Vt., from 1906 untU his death. 
He was an efficient and trustworthy engineer and in his death "N. U." lost 
one of her most loyal sons. He was a member of the Catholic Church. 

REV. GEORGE HAROLD ELLIS, A. M. 

G. Harold ElHs, son of WilHam Riley and Jane Kendall (Ford) ElHs, was 
born in Granville, Vermont, January 24, 1877. His father died in 1880, and 
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and the high school, 1890-93. He finished his preparation for college at the 
Montpelier, (Vt.) Seminary, 1893-94, and entered the University in September 
of the latter year and graduated A B.from the Classical Course in 1898; was a 
corporal, sergeant, 1st lieutenant, a quartermaster in the corps of cadets; assis- 
tant editor and editor-in-chief of the 
Reveille; played on the foot ball team; 
prize speaker 1895; commencement 
speaker, 1898; member of the A ^ FI 
Fraternity. 

He was appointed a loca 
preacher of the Methodist Churcli 
in 1893; was pastor of the Methodist 
Church in West Fairlee, Vt., 1898- 
99; was ordained deacon, April 16, 
1900. He was a student at the Drew 
Theological Seminary, Madison, N. 
J., 1899-1900; Andover Theological 
Seminary, 1900-01, winning prize for 
Greek composition at this Institution 
in 1901; fellow of Pedagogy, Clark 
University, Worcester, Mass., 1901- 
02. He was instructor in Physics, at 
the Evening High School, Worcester, 
1901-02; principal, Rutland (Mass.) 
High School, 1902-03; principal, 
Chester (Vt.) High School, 1903-04; 
proof reader Sanborn Map Co., New Rev. George Harold Ellis. 

York city, July, 1904-Augvist, 1906; proprietor Gold Center News, Gold 
Center, Nev., August, 1906-March, 1907; with the advertising department. 
Pacific Monthly, Los Angeles, Cal., March- April, 1907; professor, English 
and tactical officer, California Military Academy, Santa Monica, Cal., 
1907-08; instructor in Science and Mathematics, San Pedro (Cal.) High 
School, 1908-09; pastor Methodist Church, Traver and River Bend, Fresno 
District, Cal., June, 1909-10; Methodist Church, Fresno, Cal., 1910-11; in- 
structor, English, Northwestern Military Academy, Highland Park, 111., Sep- 
tember, 1911 to date. 

He has written several articles, among the number being: Origin and 
Develo-pment of Jewish Education, Pedagogy of Jesus, and Fetichism in Children, 
published in Vol. 7, of the Pedagogical Seminary, 1901-02. Later these articles 
were published in Dr. Stanley Hall's Aspect of Child Life and Educalion, Ginn 
& Co., 1907. 

He has married September 29, 1905, to Gertrude Cousins of New York 
city. One child has been born to them: Alma Jane, born February 26, 1908. 




LEONARD JOEL PARKER, B. S. 

Leonard J. Parker, son of Fred and Caroline (Briggs) Parker, was born 
in Northfield, Vt., November 16, 1873. He prepared for colkige at the North- 
field, High School, and entered the University, Sci)tembcr, 1894, graduating 
B. S. in C. E. in 1898; was a corporal, 1st sergeant and Ist lieutenant in the 
corps of cadets; won second prize, Austin Trophy in 1896, and first prize in 



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Leonard Joel Parker. 



1897; played on the foot ball team; 
class historian; member of the 
A I n Fraternity. 

He was transitman and in- 
spector on construction work, Bos- 
ton & Maine R. R., April 10, 1899 
to April 10, 1902; assistant en- 
gineer, New York Central R. R., 
April 10, 1902 until June 15, 1903, 
in charge of construction of the 
Albany (X. Y.) basin sewer, also 
in charge of party on preliminary 
work of elevating the tracks in 
Schenectady, N. Y.; engineer with 
Charles F. Parker, '90, on con- 
struction of dams and electric rail- 
way work, August 1, 1903 to 
March 1, 1904. Since this last 
date, he has been assistant engineer 
for the Providence (R. I.) Gas Co., 
and has had charge of extensive 
construction work of this com- 
pany including their plant, costing 
$1,750,000. He served as 1st ser- 



geant, Company F, 1st Regiment, Vermont National Guard, 1889-98. He 

is a member of DeWitt CUnton Lodge, No. 15, F. and A. M., of Northfield. 

He was married August 12, 1908, to Gertrude Wunder of Germantown, Pa. 



GEORGE EVERETT TALBOTT, 
B. S. 

George E.Talbott, son of James 
Henry and Mary (Rj'an) Talbott, was 
borninAthol, Mass., March 1, 1879. 
In 1884, his parents removed U< 
Northfield, where he prepared for 
college. He entered the University 
in September, 1894, graduating B. S. 
in C. E. in 1898. He was a corporal, 
sergeant, and 2d lieutenant, Company 
B, in the corps of cadets; plaj^ed on 
the base ball and foot ball teams; was 
a member of the A — 11 Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer and 
superintendent of construction with 
Stone and Thurston, contractors and 
civil engineers, New York city, in 
work on sewers, paving, water works 
1898-1900; with R. H. Ford, C. E., 
'92, on the Central Vermont Rail- 
road, 1900-01; was superintendent 




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of construction for Joseph Walker, general contractor, New York city in 
charge of grading and laying railroad track between Cooperstown and Rich- 
field Springs, N. Y., also sewer construction work in Tompkinsville, N. Y., 
1901-1903; was assistant engineer, Pennsylvania Railroad, on general work, 
1903-1904; inspector of building construction, New York City Department of 
Education, 1904, to May 9, 1909; superintendent for N. L. Stoddard, architect 
New York city, on construction of county court house, Schenectady, N. Y., 
May, 1909 to date. 

He was married February 9, 1901 to Elizabeth Rettee Boyd of New 
Rochelle, N. Y. His address is 635 Chapel St., Schenectady, N. Y. 




Summer School, igii. 



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NON-GRADUATES, 1898. 



CAPT. HIRAM IDDINGS BEARSS, U. S. M. C. 

Hiram I. Bearss, son of Franklin Wallace and Desdemona (Iddings) 
Bearss, was born in Peru, Ind., April 13, 1875. He prepared for college 

in the schools of his city; was a 
student at Notre Dame, Perdue and 
De Pauw universities, Indiana. He 
entered Norwich University in Sept- 
ember, 1894, remaining two years; 
was captain of the foot ball team; 
played on the base ball team; mem- 
ber of the A I n Fraternity. 

On the breaking out of the 
Spanish-American War, he raised a 
company at Peru for ser\T[ce, which 
was not accepted by the State on 
the second call for troops, as the 
quota was filled. He was commis- 
sioned 2d lieutenant. United States 
Marine Corps, May 26, 1899; was 
])romoted captain, July 23, 1900. He 
has seen much hard service. He 
served with distinction in Cuba in 
1899; took part in Major Wallers' 
expedition through the Island of 
Samar, P. I., in 1900; was distin- 
Capt. Hiram Iddings Bearss. guished for his service with the 

Marine Corps at Tien Tsin, China, dm-ing the Boxer disturbances, July- 
September, 1900. He was in command of the United States Marines at 
Panama, during the disturbances of 1903. He is now serving in the Philip- 
pine Islands. 




ROY ATWOOD BULLOCK. 

Roy A. Bullock, son of Atwood Cyrus and Lucy Maria (Emerson) 
Bullock, was born in Berlin, Vt., August 26, 1873. He prepared for college 
at the Northfield High School, and entered the L^nivensity in September, 1894, 
remaining until December, 1895; was a member of the AZ 11 Fraternitj\ 

In August, 1896, he entered the employ of C. S. Richmond of Northfield, 
where he has remained to date. He served as corporal in Company F, 1st 
Regiment, V. N. G., 1896-98. He is a member of the Universahst Church; 
the I. O. O. F.; Modern Woodmen of America; and the New England Order 
of Protection, all of Northfield. 

He was married in MontpeUer, Vt., May 24, 1896, to Edna Blanche Reed, 
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GEORGE DOUGLASS EVANS. 

George D. Evans, son of 
James and Mary Ann (Sinott) 
Evans, was born in Northfield, 
Vt., June 8, 1875. He attended 
the Northfield High School, and 
entered the University in Septem- 
ber, 1894, remaining until June, 
1897; was a member of the A - IT 
Fraternity. 

He served as a corporal in 
Company F, 1st Vermont Infantry, 
Spanish- American War, May to 
October, 1898. He was in the em- 
ploy of the American Express Co., 
in Barre and Bellows Falls, Vt., 
for several years. Since 1907, he 
has been in the employ of the 
Glines Express Co., in East Somer- 
ville, Mass. He married Martha 
Hemenway of Cochituate, Mass. 




George Douglass Evans. 



'^^ 



Thomas Bernartl Gleason 



THOMAS BERNARD GLEASON. 

Thomas B. Gleason, son of 
Patrick and Catherine (Harrington) 
Glea.son, was born in Richmond, Vt., 
February 24, 1877. He prepared for 
college in the schools of his town and 
<Mitered the University in Septem- 
)er, 1894. He was a hard working 
and painstaking student and took 
high rank in his academic and mili- 
tary work. He was prominent in 
athletics and was a member of the 
A -J 77 Fraternity. 

He completed the work of tlie 
jimior year and returned home to 
assist his father on t he farm . He had 
made his plans for another year at 
"N. X^." but unfortunately these 
plans were changed by his untimely 
death, which occurred by drowning 
in the Winooski river, Sept. 1, 1S97. 
The funeral took place Sept(>mber 
3d. His remains were borne to their 
last resting ])lacc by six of his former 




associates at the University. He was buried in the cemetery near Richmond 
village, Vt. 



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LIEUT. NELSON ALLEN GOODSPEAD, U. S. A. 

Nelson A. Goodspead, son of Nelson and Isabel (Allen) Goodspead, 
and cousin of Prof. J. B. Johnson, '79, was born in Montgomery, Vt., May 24, 
1876. In 1884, his parents removed to St. Albans, where he prepared for 
college in the high school. He entered the University, September 28, 1894, 
and remained two years, leaving to enter West Point; was a corporal in the 
corps of cadets; won first prize, Austin Trophy in 1897; member of S X 
Fraternity. He entered the United States Military Academy, July 1, 1897, 
and graduated in 1902, was commissioned 2d lieutenant and assigned to the 
3d U. S. Cavalry. He is at present stationed at Fort Bayard, New Mexico. 



HEM AN CARPENTER HOWES. 

Heman C. Howes, son of Libbius 
Amos and Abby Fideha (Carpenter) 
Howes, was born in Northfield, Vt., 
March 5, 1877, and died there March 
12, 1907. He attended the public 
schools of Northfield, Brockton, and 
Boston, Mass., and the Northfield 
High School. He entered the Chemi- 
cal department of the University in 
September, 1894, and was discharged 
October 2, 1896; was a member of 
the A I n Fraternity. 

He served as corporal in Co. F. 
1st "N'ermont Infantry, Spanish-Ameri- 
can War, May lo-6ctober 26, 1898. 
He engaged in the real estate busi- 
ness with C. H. Hubb, in Fitchburg, 
Mass., 1897-1898; was employed in 
hospitals in North Hampton, Mass., 
White Plains, N. Y., and Middletown, 
Conn., from 1898 until 1906. 
1904 in Hartford, Conn., to Jessie Inez 

Luther, a native of Towanda, Pa., who survives him and resides in Middletown, 

Conn.; no children. 




Heman Carpenter Howes. 
He was married November 



10, 



CHARLES ROBERT MAXWELL, B. S., A. M. 

Charles R. Maxwell, son of John and EUza (Ferris) Maxwell, was born 
in Fayston, Vermont, January 19, 1878. He attended the schools of his town 
and entered the University in 1895 remaining two years; was a member of the 
S X Fraternity. 

He taught school in various Vermont towns until 1903; was a student at 
Dartmouth for some time. He entered Columbia L'niversity (Teacher's 
College) in September, 1903, graduating B. S. in 1905 and A. M. in 1906. He 
was instructor in Mathematics in the Quincy (111.) High School 1906; principal 
of the Webster School, Quincy, Mass., in 1907; principal of the Quincy High 
School 1907 to date. 



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He has written several technical articles among the number are: Evolution- 
ary Aspect of the Course of Study, puhMshed in The Journal of Education, and 
Nature Study, published in the Pantograph. He is an active member of the 
National Educational Association and the Illinois State Teacher's Association. 

He was married December 28, 1909 to Ella Eugenia Worthen of Warsaw, 
Illinois. 

JOSEPH HOWARD LADD, M. D. 

Joseph H. Ladd, son of George Washington and Emma (Gary) Ladd, was 
born in High Forest, Minn., October 8, 1876. At an early age his father re- 
moved to Brookfield and in 1886 
to Northfield. He prepared for 
college at the Northfield High 
School and entered the Chemical 
department of the University in 
January, 1894, remaining until 
June, 1896; was a corporal in the 
corps of cadets ; member of the A 
Fraternity. 

He graduated M. D., from the 
Dartmouth Medical College in 1900. 
He was physician at the Massachu- 
setts School for the Feeble Minded, 
at Waltham, Mass., from 1900 to 
1908, when he became superinten- 
dent of the Rhode Island School for 
the Feeble Minded at Slocums, R. 
I., which positions he still retains. 
He is a member of the Congrega- 
tional Church; Belmont Lodge, F. 
and A. M. of Belmont, Mass.; New 
England Society of Psychiatry; 

American Association for the Study 

, , _, , , -,. , , Joseph Howard Ladd. 

of the Feeble Mmded. 

He was married in Concord, Mass., August 11, 1903 to Margaret Anna 
Maclnnis, a native of Nova Scotia. One child has been born to them : Theo- 
dora Marion, born August 5, 1905. 

SERGT. CLARENCE DEAN WHEELOCK. 

Clarence D. Wheelock, son of Oliver and Olive Matilda (Ainsworth) 
Wheelock, was born in Montix^licr, Vt., July 30, 1877. He graduated from 
the Montpelier High School in 1897 and from the Business department of the 
Montpeli(!r Seminary in 1898. He entered the University September 20, 1894, 
remaining until March, 1896. 

He was clerk for the Granite Savings Bank and Trust Company, of Barn;, 
Vt., 1896-98. He served as (corporal and sergeant, Comi)any H., 1st Regiment 
Vermont National Guard, 1894-May, 1898, October, 1898-1901. On the break- 
ing out of the Spanish-American War, he enlisted in Company H, 1st Vermont 




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Infantry, May 16, 1898; was promoted musician, corporal, sergeant and 
quartermaster-sergeant; was mustered out of service in October, 1898. Since 
1902, he has engaged in the house furnishing business in Montpelier, Vt. He 
is a member of the New England Order of Protection. 

He was married, October 31, 1897, to Mary Trombly, a native of Chatham, 
Canada. One child: Ralph Henry, born January 7, 1900, died December 4, 
1900. 




Camp Scene, Hike of 1909. 



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CLASS OF 1899. 



FRANK LEROY ALDRICH, B. S. 

Frank L. Aldrich, son of Charles Wellington and Delight Harwood (Pres- 
ton) Aldrich, nephew of G. J. Aldrich, '73, and brother of H. P. Aldrich, '09, 
was born in Northfield, Vt., January 
11, 1877. He prepared for college at 
the Northfield High School, class of 
1894 and entered the University in 
September, 1895, graduating B. S. in 
C. E. in 1899. 

He was a corporal, sergeant and 
1st lieutenant, Co. A, in the corps 
of cadets; won second prize, Austin 
Trophy in 1897; menaber of the d X 
Frater-nity. He was assistant engin- 
eer in the Park Department, Cam- 
bridge, Mass., in 1900; with French 
and Bryant, civil engineers, Brook- 
line, Mass., in 1901; Metropolitan 
Water Board, Boston, in 1902; ad- 
ditional water Supply Commission 
for New York city, in 1903;insui-ance 
surveyor for the Sanborn Map Co., 
of New York from 1904 to date. He 
was a corporal in Company F, Ver- 
mont National Guard in 1900. He 
is a member of the Congregational 
Church. 




Frank Leroy Aldrich. 



He was married June 26, 1901, to Katherine Lorena Talbot of Northfield, 
Vt., sister of G. E. Talbott, '98. Two children have been born to them: 
Evelyn Lorena and Gertrude Frances, both deceased. 



CHARLES HORACE EATON, B. S. 

Charles H. Eaton, son of Charles Henry and Adalino Louise (Nichols) 
Eaton, was born in Eoxbury, Vt., October 8, 1875. In 1879, his i)arents re- 
moved to Northfiehl, where he attended the graded school; and in 1883, they 
located in Champlain, N. Y. He graduated from the Champlain Union School 
in 1895, and in September of the same year, entered the University, graduating 
B. S. in C. E. in 1899; was a corporal, sergeant and captain. Company B., in 
the corps of cadets; took an active interest in athletics; played on the foot ball 
team; won the 100-yard dash and the running high jump and running broad 
jump in contest in 1899; was editor-in-chief of the Reveille; won the Shuttle- 
worth sword in 1898; member of the 0X Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer on the Quayaquil and Quito R. R., in Ecuador, 
S. A., August, 1899-August, 1911; made surveys for the Government of Ecua- 



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Charles Horace Eaton. 



dor, 1901-1902; was engineer on the 
Cerro de Pasco R. R., in Peru, 
November, 1903-July, 1904. He 
traveled in Panama, Chili and 
Columbia, from July until August, 
1904, when he returned to the United 
States. He was chief engineer for 
the Sioux City Stock Yards Com- 
pany , Sioux City, Iowa, May, 1905- 
March, 1908, when he resigned to 
accept a position with the United 
States Government as surveyor on 
the Indian Reservations in South 
Dakota. In the fall of that year, he 
resigned his position with the Govern- 
ment to accept the nomination for 
County Surveyor on the Republican 
ticket in Adams county, Colo. In 
September, 1907, he secured a large 
tract of land near Denver, where he 
ranches and farms on an extensive 
scale. On November 7, 1909, he sailed 
from New York for Manaos, Brazil, 
where he has a jjosition as assistant engineer for the Madeira-Manore Rail- 
way Company. He is a me:nberof Champlain Lodge No. 237, F. and A. M. 
of Champlain, N. Y. 

He was married June 21, 1905, to Laura May Robinson of Malta, Ohio. 
They have one child: Horace Henry, born March 17, 1909. His permanent 
address is Bennett, Colo. 

CAPT. HEZEKIAH KIBBIE 
BROOKS, M. S. 
H. Kibbie Brooks, son of E. A. 
Brooks, was born in St. Albans, Vt., 
September 6, 1877. He prepared for 
college at the St. Albans High School 
and entered the University in Sep- 
tember, 1895, graduating B. S. in 
Chemistrj' in 1899; was a corporal, 
sergeant, 1st lieutenant and adjutant, 
and captain, Company A, in the corps 
of cadets; won 1st and 3d prizes 
Austin trophy; 2d prize Sheldon con- 
test; business manager of the Reveille; 
j)layed on the foot ball team; member 
of the A Fraternity; received M. 8. 
in course in 1905. 

He was chemist, Casein Com- 
pany of America, 1899-1905; and 
since this last date, he has engaged as 
an agricultural and consulting chem- 
ist. He was captain. Company B, Capt. Hezekiah Kibble Brooks. 




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1st Regiment Vermont National Guard, 1907-09. He is a member of the 
Chemistry Ckib of New York; American Chemical Society; Society of 
Chemical Industry; Westminster Club of Bellows Falls; Owl Club of St. 
Albans. He is a Republican in politics; was secretary of the Board of Village 
Trustees in 1904; chairman St. Albans town delegation to the Franklin county 
Republican Convention in 1910. 

He was married January 15, 1908 to Mary Alice Read of Bellows Falls, 
Vt. Two children have been born to them: Dorothy, born January 4, 1909; 
Alice Marion, born March 2, 1910. 

GEORGE PRENTICE LOVELL, B. S. 

George P. Lovell, son of George Henry and Susan Emma (Brewer) Lovell, 
was born in Yarmouth, Maine, March 16, 1876. He prepared for college at 
the Yarmouth High School, and the North Yarmouth Academy. He en- 
tered the University from Northfield, 
Vt., in September, 1895 and grad- 
uated B. S. in C. E. in 1899; was a 
corporal, sergeant, 1st lieutenant, and 
adjutant and quartermaster of the 
corps of cadets; won 3rd prize, Shel- 
don Contest, in 1900; salutatorian; 
member of the d A Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer. Main- 
tenance of Way department, Boston 
& Albany R. R., with headquarters 
in Bo.ston, 1900-04; insurance sur- 
veyor, Sanborn Map Co., May and 
June, 1904; building inspector. New 
York Fire Insurance Exchange, New 
York city, 1904-06; with the Perkins 
Brokerage Co., New York city, 1906- 
08; commandant and instructor in 
Mathematics, Vermont Academy, 
Saxton's River, Vt., 1908-09. Since 
this last date, he has engaged in the 
steam laundry business in Bellows 
Falls, Vt. Geotge Prentice Lovell. 

He has taken great interest in military matters; was a member of the 23rd 
Regiment, N. Y. N. G., 1904-06; member of the 1st Vt. Regiment, Vermont 
National Guard, 1908-1911. He is a member of the Plymouth Congrega- 
tional Church, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

He was married July 20, 1909, to Nettie Mae Wheeler of Bellows Falls, Vt. 




CAPT. JOHN POOL MOSELEY, B. S. 

John P. Moselcy, son of Capt. John Luther Moseley, trustee of "N. U." 
(q. v.), and Clara Ann (Boynton) Moseley, was born in Northfield, Vt., Novem- 
ber 14, 1876. He prepared for college at the Northfield High School and 
entered the University, in September, 1895, graduating B. S. in C. E. in 
1899; was a corporal, 1st sergeant and captain, Company A, in the corps 



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Capt. John Pool Moseley. 
surveyor, with whom he still remains. 



of cadets; assistant business mana- 
ger of the Reveille; played on the 
foot ball team in 1896 and 1897 and 
was captain in 1898; won the second 
prize in the Sheldon contest in his 
Freshman year; won the Thomas 
medal in 1898 and 1899; the Faculty 
Gold Medal in 1899 and was vale- 
dictorian of his class; member of the 
A ^ n Fraternity. During the 
fall and spring term of his senior 
year, he acted as commandant, in 
the absence of Lieut. H. W. Hovey, 
U. S. A. He was command ant with 
rank of captain, Vermont National 
Guard, during 1899 and 1900, meet- 
ing with marked success. 

He was in the employ of the 
Western Electric Company of New 
York city, from October, 1900 to 
May, 1901, when he entered the 
employ of the Sanborn Map Com- 
pany of New York city as insurance 
He is a member of DeWitt Clinton 



Lodge, F. and A. M. His home address is Northfield, Vt. 

FREDERICK ALDRICH WEBSTER, B. S., D. O. 

Frederick A. Webster, son of 
Lucius Clapp and Mary Jane (Al- 
drich) Webster and cousin of F. L. 
Aldrich, '99, was born in Northfield, 
Vt., April 22, 1876. He prepared for 
college at the Northfield High School, 
and entered the University in Septem- 
ber, 189.5, graduating B. S., from the 
Science and Literature course in 1899 ; 
was a corporal, sergeant and fii"st heut- 
enant, Company B, in the corps of ca- 
dets; member of the A in Fraternity. 
He graduated from the Massachu- 
setts College of Osteopathy with the 
degree of D. O. in 1901, and has prac- 
ticed his profession in New York city 
to date, with an office at 1269 Broad- 
way. 

He was married January 30, 1902, 
to Carrie Louise Cleveland, a native of 
Springfield, Mass., and a graduate of 
the Massachusetts College of Osteo- 
pathy, class of 1902, now practicing 
her profession in New Rochelle, N. Y. They have one son : Cleveland Aldrich, 
bom December 10, 1907. His residence is 57 Lockwood Ave., New RocheUe,N.Y. 




Dr. Frederick Aldrich Webster. 



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NON-GRADUATES, 1899. 



LEON BERNARD ALLEN, M. D. 

Leon B. Allen, son of Frank Orlando and Ella Maria (Steele) Allen, was 
born in Brookfield, Vt., November 23, 1874. He prepared for College at the 
Northfield High School and entered the University in September, 1895; was 
honorably discharged in 1896; received honorable mention in 1896; was a 
member of the X Fraternity. 

He graduated M. D., from the University of Vermont, Medical College 
in 1899; practiced his profession in Randolph, Vt., from 1899 to January, 
1902, Thetford, Vt., January, 1902 to date. He is a member of the Congrega- 
tional Church; Jackson Lodge, No. 60, F. and A. M., of West Fairlee, and was 
its Master in 1910. 

He was married October 4, 1899 to Grace Belle Mead, of Northfield, Vt. 
Two children have been born to them: Dorothy Mildred, born February 7, 
1902, and Robert Theodore, born April 23, 1905. 

EDWARD MERRIFIELD DALE. 

Edward M. Dale, son of John Jones and Orinda (Merrifield) Dale, was 
born in Bethel, Maine, July 3, 1879. From 1892 to 1896, he lived in Townshend 
Vt., the summer home of his parents. He prepared for college at the Leland 
& Gray Seminary, Townshend, Vt., and entered the University in September, 
1895, remaining one year; played left end on the foot ball team; member of the 
AI n Fraternity. 

He was cashier of the Continental Hotel, Broadway and 23d Street, New 
York city, 1896-1900. In this last year, he became connected with the Sea 
Island Cotton and General Mercantile business in Beaufort, S. C. He is at 
present manager for the George Waterhouse Co., Inc. of their stores and their 
Sea Island Cotton business on St. Helena's Island, S. C, with headquarters in 
Frogmore. He has served as magistrate of St. Helena's Island since 1907. 
He is a member of the Beaufort Yacht Club. 

FRANK DORfi DOLE, D. D. S. 

Frank D. Dole, son of Frank Dexter and Naomi (Dore) Dole, was born 
in Mattoon, 111., October 19, 1876. He prepared for college in the schools of 
his city, and entercfl the University in 1895, taking a special course for one 
year; was a member of the A 2 If Fraternity. 

He was a student at the Amherst College in 1896-97, and graduated 
D. D. S., from the Chicago College of Dental Surgery, in 1900. He practiced 
his profession in Oklahoma City, Okla., 1900-1901; Lawton, Okla., 1901 to 
date. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and the B. P. O. E. 

He was married in Lawton, Okla., May 6, 1903, to Ethel Bur.son Sleeper, 
a native of Athens, Ohio. They have one child : Naomi Dor6, born January 
12/1908. 



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CHESTER JAMES HURLBUT, M. D. 



[1899 



Chester J. Hurlbut, son of Ed- 
son English and Charlotte Maria 
(Jaynes) Hurlbut, and brother of 
Wilbur E. Hurlbut, '93, was born in 
Georgia, Vt., January 28, 1874. He 
prepared for college at the St. Albans 
(Vt.) High School, and entered the 
University in September, 1895, re- 
maining until December, 1896; was 
a corporal in the corps of cadets; 
played on the foot ball team ; member 
of the 6 X Fraternity. 

He graduated M. D. from the 
T'niversity of Vermont, Medical Col- 
lege in 1899, and practiced his pro- 
fession in Omro, Wis., from October 
24, 1899 until September 4, 1909, 
when, with his family he moved to 
Columbia, Tenn., where he is still in 
practice. He is a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church; Blue 
Lodge, F. and A. M. of Omro, Wis.; 
American Medical Association; Wis- 
consin Medical Association. 
He was married in Omro, Wis., June 25, 1902, to Mabel Melesin Wheeler, 
formerly of Alburg, Vt. Three children have been born to them: Anna, 
born December 18, 1903; Dorothy, born January 7, 1906; Miles Kenneth, 
born July 7, 1910. 




Dr. Chester James Hurlbut. 



BERTRAM LATHROP WEST. 

Bertram L. West, .son of Samuel McGee and Mary Harriet (Lathrop) 
West, was born in Arlington, Vermont, May 10, 1877, and was killed in a rail- 
road accident, near Oriskany, N. Y., August 1, 1910; was buried in Arhngton, 
Vermont. He prepared for college at the Burr & Biu"ton Seminary, Manches- 
ter, Vermont, and the North Bennington, (Vt.) High School. He entered the 
University in Septeniber, 1895, and remained until October 2, 1896; was a 
member of the 6 X Fraternity. 

He was car accountant for the New York Central R. R., at Utica, N. Y., 
1897-98; fireman, 1898-1905; engineer, 1905-1910. On Sunday night, August 
1, he left Ravena in charge of an engine which was to haul troops to Utica. 
A short distance from Oriskany, his engine broke down, and he sent his fire- 
man back to signal an oncoming train but through some cause the train could 
not be stopped, and his engine was struck with fearful impact, and he was 
killed. The News Herald, of Colymans, N. Y., under date of August 5, 1910, 
states: "A college man with a mind well stored with useful information, he 
brought his chosen vocation an ability to grasp facts and solve problems, and 
a keen desire to earn a position of honor in his calling so full of responsibilities.' ' 



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He was a member of Russell Lodge, No. 850, F. and A. M., of Ravena; Albany- 
Lodge of the Brotherhood of Firemen and Engineers. 

He was married February 9, 1904, to Edna Blanche Snyder of Medusa, 
N. Y., who survives him and resides in Ravena; no children. 



JOHN LEWIS TUPPER. 

John L. Tapper, son of the Rev. 
John Storrs and Mary Addie (Fas- 
sett) Tupper, was born in Milton, 
Vermont, March 5, 1878, and died at 
Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont, October 
6, 1898. He prepared for college at 
the Newbury (Vt.) High School, and 
entered the University in September, 
1895, remaining until June 1897; 
served as musician in 1896-97; was a i 
member of the A ^ 11 Fraternity. 

On the breaking out of the 
Spanish-American War, he enlisted 
in Company F, 1st Vermont Volun- 
teers, May 16, 1898; was appointed 
bugler and served with the regiment 
at Camp Thomas, Ga., where he 
contracted typhoid fever of which he 
died. He is survived by his mother 
and a sister Mrs. M. W. Barney of 
Swanton, Vermont. 





John Lewis Tupper. 




View near Camp in Randolph, Vt., Hike of iqcS. 



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[1900 



CLASS OF 1900. 



SANFORD HARRIS ASHLEY, B. S. 

Sanford H. Ashley, son of Hon. Charles S. and C. Isabel (Harris) Ashley, 
was born in Milton, Vt., December 13, 1880. He prepared for college in the 
schools of his town and entered the University in September, 1896, graduating 
B. S. in C. E. in 1900; was corporal, 1st sergeant and heutenant in the corps 
of cadets; business manager of the Reveille; member of the X Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul R. R., 1900-03; 
locating engineer, Chicago & Alton R. R., 1903-04; assistant engineer, Pennsyl- 
vania R. R., 1904-0.5. Since 1908, he has engaged in business in Grand Forks, 
North Dakota. 



JEFFERS FOSTER RICHARDSON, B. S. 

Jeffers F. Richardson, son of Orson Jeffers and Mary (Holmes) Richardson 
and cousin N. L. Sheldon, '84, and F. E. Lamb, '89, was born in Stockbridge, 
Vt., June 6, 1878. He attended the Randolph, (Vt.) Graded schools and 
graduated from the Whitcomb High School, Bethel, Vt., 1895. He entered 

the University in September, 1897 
from Paterson, N. J., and graduated 
B. S. in C. E. in 1900, completing the 
regular four year's coiu-se in three 
years; was a musician, sergeant and 
first lieutenant and adjutant of the 
corps of cadets; editor-in-chief of the 
Reveille; received the Freshman 
medal; won 2d prize Sheldon Con- 
test in 1899; salutatorian; honorary 
graduate, recommended to the United 
States War Department for com- 
mission; received honorable mention 
in 1900; member oi A I FI Fraternity. 
He represented the New York 
city agents for the Pillsbury- 
Washburn Flour Mills Co., New York 
Produce Exchange, 1900-02; was sec- 
retarj^, MiKord (Mass.) Quarry Co., 
1902-04; manager office, of Buffalo 
Pitts Steam Roller Co., Albany, 
N. Y., 1904-08; same Syracuse, N. Y., 

Jeffers Foster Richardson. 1908 to date. He served in the 

6th Regiment Massachusetts National Guard, 1903-04; received an ap- 
pointment as 2nd heutenant, United States Marine Corps in 1904, but did 
not accept. He is a member of Rismg Sun Lodge, F. and A. M., South Royal- 
ton, Vt., Capital City Chapter, R. A. M. of Albany, N. Y., member of the 
University Club, Albany, N. Y.; American Road Maker's Association. Hia 
address is Syracuse, N. Y. 




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RICHARD GEORGE RICH, B. S. 

Richard G. Rich, son of George Francis and Harriet EUzabeth (Slocum) 
Rich, was born in Manchester, Conn., June 28, 1878. He prepared for college 
at the South Manchester Grammar and High School and entered the Univer- 
sity in September, 1896, graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1900; was a corporal, 
sergeant and captain, Company B, in the corps of cadets; played on the foot 
ball team, also served as manager; member of the A J! 11 Fraternity. 

He served during, May-October, 1898, as corporal in Company F, 1st 
Regiment Vermont Infantry in the Spanish-American War. He has engaged 
in the fire insurance business in South Manchester, Conn., since 1900. 

He is a 32° Mason, being a member of Manchester Lodge, No. 73, 
F. and A. M.; Pythagoras Chapter, No. 17, R. A. M.; Wolcott Council, No. 1; 
Washington Commandery, No. 1, Knights Templar; Hartford Council, Princes 
of Jerusalem; Charter Oak Lodge of Perfection; Cyrus Goodell Chapter, Rose 
Croix; Connecticut Consistory of 32° Masons. 



HAROLD SAMUEL RICHMOND, C. E. 

Harold S. Richmond, son of Carlos Samuel and Altha Louise (Dutton) 
Richmond was born in Northfield, Vt., January 4, 1878. He prepared for 
college at the Northfield High School and entered the University in September, 
1896, graduating B. S. in C. E. in 
1900; was a corporal, 1st sergeant, 
1st lieutenant and quartermaster in 
the corps of cadets; won 3d prize, 
Sheldon contest in 1897; was valedic- 
torian; won Senior gold medal; 
member of the A 2 II Fraternity. 
He graduated C. E. from the Thayer 
School of Civil Engineering, Dart- 
mouth College in 1903. 

He was draftsman for the 
American Bridge Company, East 
Berlin, Conn., in 1902, Berlin Con- 
struction Co., Berhn, Conn., in 1902; 
Boston Bridge Works, April, 1903- 
March, 1904; Boston «& Maine R.K., 
March, 1904-June, 1, 1905; Riverside 
Bridge Co., Martins Ferry, Ohio, 
June-November, 1905; Stupp Bros., 
Bridge and Iron Co., St. Louis, 
Mo., November, 1905-April, 1906; 
Westinghouse, Church, Kerr & Co., 

NewYorkcity, April-December, 1900; Harold Samuel Richmond. 

W. S. Barstow &. Co., New Yoi-k city, December, 19()0-July, 1907; F. G. Ten 
Broeck, New York city, July-August, 1907; draftsman and assistant engineer. 
Bridge department. New York Central R. R., New York city, August 20, 
1907 to date. He was a member of the Methodist Churcli . 

He was married January 4, 1905, to Elizabeth Atkinson Howe, a native 
of Benton, N. H. One child has been born to them: Carlos Frederick, born 
January 15, 1909. Mr. Richmond resides in Hartsdale, N. Y. 




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[1900 



CAPT. BERTON WILLIAM SIBLEY, U. S. M. C, B. S. 

Berton W. Sibley, son of Adna Morene and Harriet Eliza (Rogers) Sibley, 
was born in Westford, Vt., March 28, 1877. In March, 1886, his parents 

removed to Milton, Vt., where he pre- 
pared for college. He entered the 
University in September, 1896, and 
graduated B. S. in C. E,in 1900; was 
a corporal, sergeant and captain, 
Company A, in the corps of cadets; 
commencement speaker in 1900; 
placed on United States War Depart- 
ment Roster for service; won Shuttle- 
worth sword in 1899; member of ^A' 
Fraternity. 

He enlisted in Company G, 1st 
^'ermont Infantry for the Spanish- 
American War, May 16, 1898; was 
promoted corporal and served until 
October, 1898, when he was mustered 
out of service. He was com- 
missioned 2d lieutenant. United 
States Marine Corps, July 24, 1900; 
graduated from the United States 
Marine School of Application in 
1901; was promoted 1st lieutenant, 
1908. He has served on the U. S. S. 




Capt. Berton William Sibley. 
March ;i, 1903 and captain. May 13, 



Kersarge, Hartford, and Texas, also with the army of Cuban Pacification, 
September, 1906-January, 1909. He was ordered to the Philippine Islands, 
August 21, 1909, where he served for some time. 



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NON-GRADUATES, 1900. 



BERT FRANK ALLEN, D. D. S. 

Bert F. Allen, son of Frank Orlando and Ella Maria (Steele) Allen, was 
born in East Roxbury, Vt., Aj)ril 4, 1877. He graduated from the Northfield 
High School in 1S96; and in September of that year, entered the Civil Engineer- 
ing department of the University, remaining until, 1899; was a corporal and 1st 
sergeant in the corps of cadets; received honorable mention in 1898; won second 
prize, Sheldon contest, 1898; member of the 6 X Fraternity. 

He graduated D. D. S. from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, in 
1903; was president of his class in his senior year; editor-in-chief of the Year 
Book. He has practiced his profession in Northfield from 1903 to date. He is 
a member of the Methodist Church. 

He was married, December 20, 1906, to Alice Dutton Richmond of 
Northfield, sister of H. S. Richmond, '00. One child has been born to them: 
Richmond Nelville, born July 6, 1910. 

CHARLES BATCHELDER. 

Charles Batchelder, son of William and Julia Elizabeth (Kennedy) 
Batchelder and nephew of James E. Batchelder, '67, was born in Windsor, 
Vermont, September 6, 1877. He prepared for college at the Vermont Episco- 
pal Institute, Burlington, Vt., and at the White River Junction High School. 
He entered the University, September, 1896, from White River Junction, and 
remained until April, 1898; prize speaker Sheldon contest in 1897; member of 
the A I II Fraternity. 

He studied law with his father, and was admitted to the bar in October, 
1900; practiced his profession in White River Junction, 1904; Woodstock, 
Vt., 1904-08; Springfield, Vermont, 1909 to date. He is a Republican in poli- 
tics; was clerk of the Vermont Railroad Commission, 1898-1900; state's attorney 
Windsor Co., Vt., 1904-06. He is a member of the Episcopal Church. 

He was married November 24, 1903, to Margaret Theodora Murray, a 
native of Rockland, Maine. They have one child : James William, born 
June 2, 1905, 

JOHN SPAULDING BATCHELDER. 

John S. Batchelder, .son of Edmund .\bel and Lizzie Fmma (Nutting) 
Batchelder, was born in Andover, Vermont, March 17, 1879, and died, un- 
married, in Springfield, Vt., March 2, 1903. In 1890, his parents removed to 
Chester, Vermont, when; he gr;uluated from the High School in 1X96; was 
captain of the High School Cadets. He entered the University in September, 
1896 and remained until April, 1898, when owing to failing health was obliged 
to give up his course; was a corj)oral in th(^ {H)rps of cadets; prize speaker in 
1897; member of the fi X Fraternity. 

He was draftsman in an architect's oflice in Minneapolis, from July, 1898 
until the spring of 1899, when the climate proving too severe for his delicate 
health he returned to his home in Chester. He worked in Chester, Vt., until 



344 • NORWICH UNIVERSITY. [1900 

1901, when he removed with his parents to Springfield and worked in the 
machine shops. In November, 1902, he was taken sick with a slow fever of 
which he died. He attended the Methodist Church of Springfield and was a 
teacher in the Sunday School. 

WILLIAM DRISCOLL. 

William Driscoll, was born April 13, 1870. He was a student at the 
Cooper Institute, of New York city. He entered the LTniversity from Salem, 
N. H., in September, 1896, remaining until June, 1898, nearly completing the 
first three year's work of the Engineering course; was a corporal and sergeant 
in the corps of cadets; member of the A ^ TI Fraternity. 

He was rodman for the city engineer's office, Ashtabula, Ohio, 1898-99; 
assistant engineer, Louisville division of the Illinois Central R. R., 1899-1901. 
He was resident engineer of the Gulf & Ship Island Railroad Co., having charge 
of the construction work at Gulfport, Miss., from 1901 until April, 1903, when 
he entered the enii)loy of the Mexican government, as engineer in charge of 
improvements of the Tampico river with headquarters in Tampico. 

RALPH WALES DUNSMOOR, B. S. 

Ralph W. Dunsmoor, son of Walter Harry and Julia Georgianna (Wales) 
Dunsmoor, was born in Northfield, Vt., December 13, 1875. He prepared for 
college at the Northfield High School, class of 1896, and entered the Civil 
Engineering department of the University in September, 1896, remaining three 
years; was a corporal, 2nd lieutenant, Company B, in the corps of cadets; 
promoted first lieutenant and adjutant, but did not serve; won 1st prize, Sheldon 
contest in 1897; won silver medal, Austin trophy in 1897 and the gold medal 
in 1899; member of the A Jf 77 Fraternity. 

He entered Dartmouth College in September, 1899 and graduated B. S. 
from the Chandler Scientific course in 1901. In 1903, he entered the employ 
of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., at Burlington, Vt., and has remained 
with them to date. He is a member of the Congregational Church; Hamilton 
Lodge, No. 14, 1. O. O. F. of Burlington. 

He was married June 16, 1903, to Lura Frances Worcester of Roxbury. 
Three children have been born to them : Earl Worcester, born May 28, 1904, 
Dorothy Evelyn, born May 19, 1907; and Walter Hartwell, born March 18, 
1910. 

WILLIAM ERNEST LANCASTER. 

William E. Lancaster, son of Thomas Dexter and Mary Maria (Pattee) 
Lancaster, was born in Salem, N. H., April 13, 1870. He prepared for college 
in the schools of his town and entered the University in September, 1896, re- 
maining until June, 1897; was a member of the A - IJ Fraternity. He was 
as.sistant engineer on the location and construction of the Nashua & Lawrence 
Street Ry., 1897-99; was assistant engineer, city engineer's office, Nashua, 
N. H., and for several years was associated with Nelson Spafford, C. E. and 
R. D. Hood, C. E., both of Haverhill, Mass. He is a member of Spicket Lodge, 
F. and A. M., St. George Commandery, K. T. of Nashua, N. H., and Bektash 
Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., of Concord, N. H. 

He was married, September 19, 1905, to Cora A. M. Maeder, a native of 
Nova Scotia. 



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CLASS OF 1901. 



FRED THOMSON BASS, C. E. 

Fred T. Bass, son of Fred Quincy and Jennie Mary (Thomson) Bass, was 
born in Randolph, Vt., February 7, 1880. He prepared for college at the Ran- 
dolph High School and entered the University in September, 1897, graduating 
B. S. in C. E. in 1901; was a corporal, sergeant and first lieutenant, Company 
B, in the corps of cadets; played second base on the base ball team; assistant 
editor and editor-in-chief, of Reveille; 
member of the A ^ II Fraternity; 
received the degree of C. E. in 1910. 

He was draftsman for the Ameri- 
can Bridge Co., Brooklyn, N. Y., 
1901-1904. Since this last date, he 
has been assistant engineer for Post 
& McCord, New York city, and has 
had charge of the structural steel 
work on several important buildings, 
among the number being, the tower 
of the Metropolitan Building, New 
York city, the tallest building in the 
world, fifty stories and seven hun- 
dred feet in height; the twenty story v-^^^^^^^^^^^t^^^^^^^^ ' 
addition and alteration to the Tribune '^^^^^^^^^^M^^^^^^^^B^ 
Building; twenty story office build- 
ing at 5th Avenue and 31st St., 
New York city ; twenty-six story hotel 
at Park Ave., and 34th St., New York 
city; Gorham Building at 36th St., 
& 5th Ave.; Night and Day State 
Bank Building [at 44th St., & 5th Fred Thomson Bass. 

Ave.; addition to Tiffany Building at 37th St. & 5th Ave.; five large car 
houses for the New York City Ry. Co. He is a membc^r of Flu.shing 
Athletic Club and Jamaica Tennis Club. 

He was married August 20, 1905 to Stella Maure, at Garden City, Long 
Island, N. Y. Two children, have Ix'cn born to them: Stella Roana, born 
June 16, 1906; and George Thomson, boin .January 7, 1909. Ho resides at 
Jamaica, Long Island, N. Y. 




DEAN ORRIS CARR, C. E. 

Dean O. Carr, son of Judson Adonirum and Cliloe Priscilla (Ballard )Carr, 
and brother of W. B. ('arr, '97, was born in Georgia, Vt., June 10, 1879. He 
prepared for college in the schools of his town and entered the University in 
1897, graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1901; was a 1st sergeant, 2d lieutcuiant and 
captain, Company A, in the corps of cadets; i)layed on the foot ball team; won 
the sophomore medal for general scholarship; Thomas medal in 1901; saluta- 



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[1901 



torian; member of the S X Fraternity; re:;3ived the degree of C. E. in course 

in June, 1905. 

He was draftsman for the Ameri- 
can Bridge Co., Pittsburg, Pa., July, 
1901-March, 1902, April-December, 
1903; assistant division engineer, 
Chautauqua division, Pennsylvania 
R. R., March, 1902-ApriI, 1903. He 
was assistant engineer for the Perm. 
Bridge Co., Beaver Falls, Pa., Dec- 
ember, 1903-April, 1906; at Morado, 
Pa., October, 1906-May, 1907; the 
Clinton Bridge and Iron Co., 
CHnton, la., April-October, 1906; 
Des Moines Bridge and iron Works, 
Des Moines, la.. May, 1907-July, 
1909. He was checker, bridge and 
structural steel, American Bridge Co., 
Chicago, 111., July-November, 1909; 
bridge engineer in charge of bridges 
for the Cullman Coal & Coke Co's. 
railroads at Cullman, Ala., Novem- 
ber, 1909-February, 1910; assistant 
engineer, Central Water works sys- 
Dean Orris Carr. tem for the Tennessee Coal Iron & 

Railroad Co., February, 1910-May, 1911; assistant engineer, American Bridge 

Co., Gary, Ind., May 16, 1911 to date. He is a member of the B. P. O. E. 

Lodge No. 348, Beaver Falls, Pa; Des Moines Engineers Club, Des Moines, 

la.; associate member American Society of Civil Engineers. His address is 

Birmingham, Ala. 




LOUIS FRANKLIN CHAMBERLAIN, B. S. 

Louis F. Chamberlain, son of Azro Bailey and Alvira Whitten (Stone) 
Chamberlain, was born in Newbury, Vt., August 17, 1878. He prepared for 
college in the schools of his town and entered the University in September, 
1896; was on leave of absence during 1899-00; graduated B. S. in C. E. in 1901 ; 
was a corporal, and second lieutenant in the corps of cadets; played on the foot 
ball team; was recommended to the United States War Department for a com- 
mission; member of the A ^ 11 Fraternity. 

He was draftsman for the American Bridge Co., Pittsburg, Pa., July, 1901- 
March, 1902; Riter-Conley Mfg. Co., Pittsburg, March, 1902-January, 1904; 
American Bridge Co., June-October, 1904; Post & McCord, New York, Decem- 
ber, 1904-March, 1906; St. Paul Foundry Co., St. Paul, Minn., March-Decem- 
ber, 1906; Minneapolis Steel & Machinery Co., Minneapolis, Minn., December, 
1906-March, 1908; Worden-Allen Co., Milwaukee, Wis., June-November, 
1908; Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co., Milwaukee, Wis., November, 190S-March, 
1909; American Bridge Co., July 1909 to date. On April 20, 1910 he was 
transferred to the Ambridge plant in Ambridge, Pa., where he has been employed 
to date. He is a member of Lodge No. 45, F. and A. M. of Pittsburg, Pa. 



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HARRY GUY CLARK, B. S. 

Harry G. Clark, son of Orange Scott and Louisa (Lucas) Clark, was born 
in Champlain, N. Y., August 18, 1876. He attended the Champlain Union 
School and later taught in the public schools of northern New York. He 
entered the University in September, 1897; was on a leave during 1898-99. He 
returned in September, 1899 and, making up his sophomore work, graduated 
B.S. inC. E. with his class in 1901; was a corporal, sergeant and 1st lieutenant 
and quartermaster in the corps of cadets; won the Freshman academic medal, 
the Thomas medal, the Faculty medal ; 
was valedictorian; member of the 
8 X Fraternity. 

He was engaged in general sur- 
veying in northern New York from 
June, 1901 to September, 1902; was 
assistant engineer, Seymour & Newell, 
contractors, Springfield, Mass., Sep- 
tember, 1902-1904, in general en- 
gineering work. He engaged in 
general contracting work, 1904-06, on 
state road in Connecticut, concrete 
dam for the Litchfield Electric Light 
& Power Co., Litchfield, Conn. He 
was assistant engineer, water depart- 
ment, city of Springfield, Mass., on 
surveys. Little River, October-Dec- 
ember, 1905; with J. K. Barker, 
C. E., Springfield, January-March, 
1906; with Hesse & Weekes, Archi- 
tects, New York, as resident engineer 
on construction work. East Nor- 
wich, N. Y., April, 1906-March Harry Guy Clark. 
1907; was engaged on water supply and sewerage construction work, March- 
June, 1907; with D. D. Jackson, consulting engineer, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
on sanitary work, near New York city, June-September, 1907; in charge 
hydraulic work at Hartsdale, N. Y., for the Kewanee Water Supply Co., 
September, 1908, March, 1909; with Clapp, Abercombie Co., civil engineers, 
Greenfield, Mass., April-June, 1909; in charge of construction water supply 
system, Blanford, Mass., for C. A. Tinker, architect and engineer, Springfield, 
June-September, 1909; superintendent for D. A. Dorey, contractor, Natick, 
Mass., on concrete construc-tion work, Westfield, Mass., October, 19()9-Janu- 
ary, 1910; assistant engineer, for J. K. Barker, C. E., Springfield, Mass., Janu- 
ary-March, 1910. He is at i)resent resident engineer for S. M. Green & Co., 
architects, Springfield, Mass. 

He is a member of Chami)lain Lodge, No. 237, F. & A. M., Cluunplain, 
N. Y. 

IRVING CLENDENEN ELLIS, B. S. 

Irving C. Ellis, son of Edwin Baruch and Josephine (Coombs) Ellis, was 
born at Bucksport, Maine, September 16, 1880. In 1890, his f)arent.s removed 
to Northficld, Vt., where he prepared for college in the high school. He entered 




348 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. [1901 

the University in September, 1897, and graduated B. S. in C. E. in 1901; was a 
sergeant, seriiiniit-iiiMJor, and 2nd lieutenant, Company A, in the corps of 

cadets; played on the baseball team; 
member of the AI^IJ Fraternity. He 
is at present an alumni member of the 
Athletic Committee of the Univer- 
sity. 

He entered the employ of his 
father in the granite business in 
Xorthfield in 1901; and on the for- 
mation of the E. B. Ellis Granite 
{'(nnpany in 1903, he was made its 
treasurer and in 1909 was made a 




\k'e-president of the Company. He 
is a director of the Northfield Trust 
( 'ompany and is its secretary. 

He is a member and past Master 
of De Witt Clinton Lodge, No. 15, 
F. and A. M.; Naomi Chapter, No. 
18, O. E. S. of Northfield; King 
Solomon Chapter, No. 7, R. A. M.; 
Montpelier Council, No. 4, R. A. 
M.; Mount Zion Commandery, No. 
Irving Clendenen Ellis. 9, K. T., of Montpelier; Vermont 

Consistory, S. P. R. S., 32°, of Burlington and Mount Sinai Temple, Mont- 
pelier, Vt. 

He was married at Brattleboro, Vt., April 30, 1907, to Beryl Oilman, 
daughter of George E. and Lucy (Averill) Gilman of Brattleboro, Vt. Mrs. 
Ellis is a sister of Dana H. Gilman, '06. 

FIRST LIEUT. WILLIAM EVERETT ROBERTSON, B. S. 

William E. Robertson, son of William John and Clara Jane Augusta 
(Gould) Robertson, was born in St. Albans, Vt., April 12, 1880. He prepared 
for college at the St. Albans High School and entered the University in Septem- 
ber, 1897, graduating B. S. in Chemistry in 1901; was a corporal, first sergeant, 
2nd lieutenant, and captain, Company B, in the corps of cadets; was manager 
of the base ball team in 1899 and 1900 and of the foot ball team in 1900; busi- 
ness manager for the Reveille in 1899 and 1900; won the first prize in the Shel- 
don contest in 1899; was assistant in the Chemical department, 1899-1901; 
was recommended to the War Department as one of the three men in the 
graduating class, taking highest rank in military work; was a member of the 
AI n Fraternity. 

He was chemist with the Chilton Paint Co., New York city, 1901-03; 
chemist and electrical engineer with the Boston Elevated R. R., 1903-04; 
assistant manager of the Vermont Power and Manufacturing Co. and the St. 
Albans Street Railway Co., 1904-08; manager and treasurer, St. Albans 
Plumbing and Heating Company, 1908-09. Since this last date, he has served 
as representative of W. H. Miner, dealer in railway supplies, with office in The 
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He kept up his interest in military affairs; was 1st Lieutenant, Com- 
pany B, 1st Regiment, Vermont National Guard, 1906-08. He was vice- 
president of the New England Street Railway Club, 1906-07; member of the 
Owl Club, St. Albans, Vt., and its vice-president in 1910; member of the B. P. 
O. of Elks of St. Albans, audits secretary, 1907-08; member of the Sons of the 
American Revolution. 



CARL DANFORTH HAZEN, B. S. 

Carl D. Hazen, son of Benjamin Franklin and Clara Eugeua (Pike) Hazen 
was born in Ayer, Mass., September 26, 1875. His pai-ents moved to Worces- 
ter, Mass., in 1885, where he prepared for college in the English High School. 
He entered the University in Septem- 
ber, 1898, and graduated B. S. in C. 
E. in 1901. He was a corporal, ser- 
geant, 1st Ueu tenant and adjutant, in 
the corps of cadets; played on the 
foot ball and base ball teams four 
years, being captain of each team 
one year; president of his class, 
1898-1900; member oi A I IT Fra- 
ternity. 

He was assistant engineer. Main- 
tenance of Way department, Boston 
and Albany R. R., Boston, Mass., 
August, 1901-May, 1903; construc- 
tion engineers office, Pennsylvania 
R. R. at Pittsburg, Pa., May, 1903- 
May, 1904; assistant engineer, Mass- 
achusetts Electric Company, of 
Boston on transmission line work. 
May, 1904 to May, 1905; on location 
work for the Atlantic, Birmingham 
and Atlanta R. R., through Georgia 
and Alabama, May-September, 1905; Carl Danforth Hazen. 

New York Central and Hudson River R. R., New York city, on the Grand 
Central terminal improvements from September, 1905 to date. He is a mem- 
ber of the Episcopal Church; Solomon's Lodge, No. 196, F. and A. M. of Tarry- 
town, N. Y.; Bristol Council No. 158; Royal Arcanum of Taunton, Mass. 

He was married in New York city, June 30, 1903, to Nell Cecilia Foster 
of Boston, Mass. 




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Leonard M. Newton, son of 
.Joseph William and Alma Susan 
(Buinham) Newton, was born in 
Hartford, Vt., July 17, 1878. He 
)fi-a(iuafed from the White River 
•liHiction (Vt.) Hi^h .S(-hool in 1897 
ind entered the Univ(;rsity in Sep- 
iidihcrof the same year, graduating 
l>. S. in C E. in 1901; was a corporal, 
sergeant and 1st lieutenant, Co. A, in 
the corps of cadets; member of the 
<'t \ Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer, Penn- 
sylvania R. R., 1901-04; Boston & 
Albany R. R., 1904-06; for the 
United States Government in the 
Philippine Islands, 1900-09; Boston 
& Albany R. R., with headc|uarters in 
Boston, Mass., 1909 to date. 



Leonard Melvin Newton. 



CAPT. CHARLES EDWARD WHEATLEY, U. S. A. 

Charles E. Wheatley, son of 
Daniel Skinner and Fannie Kimball 
(Washburn) Wlnuithiy, was born in 
Montpelier, Vt., May 20, 1878. He 
attended the graded schools of. Mont- 
pelier and graduated from the Wash- 
ington County Grammar School 
(now the Montpelier High Schoolj 
in the class of 1897. He entered 
the University in September, 1897, 
and graduated B. S. in C. E. in 1901; 
played on the foot ball team as 
quarter-liack for foui- y(>ars and par- 
ticipates! in track events; was a cor- 
poral, sergeant, 2d lieutenant, 1st 
lieutenant and major in the cori)s of 
cadets; won the; Presidents medal in 
1898 and 1899 for the highest mili- 
tary standing; won third prize, 
Sheldon Contest in 1S9S; won the 
Shuttle worth sword. At the end of 
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jor was created and he was the first cadet to hold this position. He is a mem- 
ber of the S X Fraternity. 

He worked for a short time in New York as an instrument man and then 
took the examinations for 2d lieutenant in the Regular Army. He passed the 
examinations successfully and was commissioned 2d lieutenant, Artillery Corps 
on February 1, 1902. He was promoted 1st lieutenant, January 2.5, 1907 and 
captain, March 11, 1911; graduated from the United States Artillery School 
Fort Monroe, Va., in 1910. He has been stationed at Forts Banks, Andrews 
and Strong in Boston Harbor; Fort Fremont, S. C, and Forts Adams and With- 
erell, R. I. He has served with the following companies of Coast Artillery: 
76th 120th, 117th and the 142d. Since September, 1910, he has been stationed 
at Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Md., and is at present in command of the 141st 
company. He was a member of Company H., 1st Regiment Vermont National 
Guard from February, 1896 until February, 1902. 

He is a member of Aurora Lodge, F. and A. M., King Solomon Chapter 
R. A. M., and Mount Zion Commandary, K. T. of Montpelier, and Omah 
Temple, Mystic Shrine of Charleston, S. C. 

He was married, January 29, 1906, to Rachel Fuller of Boston, Mass. 
Two children have been born to them: Dorothy Bradford and Charles Ed- 
ward. 



NON-GRADUATES, 1901. 



ELLON TEAGUE DANFORTH. 
Ellon T. Danforth, son of George Dexter and Ella Ann (Teague) Danforth, 
was born in Tyngsboro, Mass., April 5, 1881, and died, unmarried, August 
20, 1905. He attended the schools of his town and graduated from the Lowell 
High School in 1897. He entered the University in September, 1897, and 
remained until 1898; was a fine athlete and played end on the foot ball team. 
He enlisted in Company C, 21st United States Infantry, January 30, 1899, and 
served in the Philipi)ine Islands until December, 1902; was discharged for dis- 
ability, January 29, 1902. He contracted a disease of the spine, while serving 
in the Lslands, which resulted in his death. 

DOUGLAS MONROE BARCLAY. 

Douglas M. Barclay, son of William and Mary (Monfoe) Barclay, was 
born in Aberdeen, Scotland, December 29, 1881. In 1886, his ])arents settled 
in iiarrc, Vt., where he attended the public schools. He entered the Civil 
Engineering department of the University in September, 1897, remaining two 
years; was a musician in the corjjs of cadets; won the bronze menial, Austin 
trophy in 1898, and the silver medal in 1899; played on the bast-ball and foot- 
ball teams. 

After leaving the University, he entered the employ of his father in his 
extensive granite business in Barre. H(> learned the stone cutter's trade; the 
quarrying end of the business, and was for .some time in charge of his father's 
(juarry. He then entered the office and learned the buisness end of the industry. 
On the death of his father, Noveml)er, 22, 1907, he became associated with his 
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in the management of the business. He has taken special interest in the me- 
chanical part of the business, and has made several improvements on the ma- 
chinery used, notably the Pirie sharpening machine, which had for some time 

been used with indifferent success. 
Through his improvement, this 
machine was made one of the greatest 
labor saving devices in the granite 
industry. He is also the junior 
member of the Sunny Side Granite 
Company, Barre Granite Company, 
and the Standard Granite Company, 
of Barre city and towTi. His com- 
panies are among the largest and most 
prosperous in the world. 

He is a member of Granite 
Lodge, F. and A. M.; Granite Chap- 
ter, R. A. M., of Barre; the Mont- 
peher CouncU, R. and S. M.; 
MontpeUer Lodge, B. P. O. E.; 
Vincitia Club of Barre; Barre Granite 
^Manufacturers Association; Quarry 
Owners Association, being elected 
its vice-president, February 8, 1911; 
Barre Board of Trade, serving as a 
member of the power committee. 

He has taken an active interest in 
Douglas Monroe Barclay. athletics and sports, being manager 

and owner of the Crescent Basket Ball Team of Barre for two years; president 
of Barre Auto Gun Club, winning the Du Pont high average trophy for 1909; 
member of the Montpeher Gun Club, winning the Du Pont trophy for the 1910 
high average. He is a member of the Lake Mansfield Trout Club and the Mt. 
Mansfield branch of the Green Mountain Club. 

He was married November 2, 1910, to Icy Ella Manchester of Randolph, 
niece of C. H. Nichols, '86. 

WILLIAM HORACE FLINT, D. D. S. 

WiUiam H. Flint, son of Barney Delno and Mary CaUsty (WTiitcomb) 
Flint, was born in WilHamstown, Vt., July 5, 1881. He attended the schools 
of his town and entered the University in September, 1897, and was honorably 
discharged in the fall term of 1898. He removed to Woodburn, Oregon in the 
fall of 1898. In 1901 he located in Littleton, Colo., where he has made his 
home to date with the exception of three j^ears, 1901-04, spent in Denver. 

He was a student at the Oregon Agricultural College, 1898-1900; North 
Pacific Dental College, Portland, Oregon, 1900-01 ; graduated D. D. S. from the 
Colorado College of Dental Surgery, University of Denver, in 190.3. He has 
practiced his profession in Denver since 1904, meeting with success. He is an 
instructor in Regional Anatomy at the Denver College of Physicians and 
Surgeons. He was a musician in the Oregon National Guard, 1899-01. He is a 
member of the Presbyterian Church and Platte Valley Lodge, No. 122, K. of 
P.; W fl Dental Fraternity. 

He was married December 25, 1905 to Lilly Portlock, a native of Camden, 
N. J. They have one child : Ruth Selina, born November 21, 1909. 



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JOSEPH THERON LANCE. 

Joseph T. Lance, son of Theron Howard and Catherine (Bean) Lance, 
was born in Cabot, Vermont, August 11, 1880. He prepared for college in 
the schools of his town and with a 
private tutor. He entered the Uni- 
versity in the spring of 1896, remain- 
ing until the fall of 1899; was a 
member of the A ^ H Fraternity. 

He graduated from the Albany 
Business College in 1900; was book- 
keeper for the Waltham Watch Tool 
Works at Springfield, Mass., 1900- 
01; was in charge of his father's ex- 
tensive business in Cabot, 1901-03. 
He was clerk for Chase & Roys of 
Northfield, 190.3-1905; member of the 
firm of Lance & Wood, furniture 
dealers and undertakers 190.5-Jan- 
uary 1, 1907; member of firm of 
Lance & McCormick, Northfield, 
January 1, 1907-September, 1909; 
manager of the Bui-t Furniture Com- 
pany, North Attleboro, Mass., 
September, 1909- April, 1 910. Since 
this last date, he has been traveling 

salesman for the Walker & Pratt J°^^p'^ ''^^^"" ^"""• 

Manufactm-ing Co., of Boston. He is a member of De Witt Clinton Lodge, 
F. and A. M. of Northfield; Montpelier Lodge of Elks; Northfield Lodge 
of Modern Woodmen of America. 

He was married June 17, 1903, to Carrie May Cushman of Northfield. 
One child has been born to them : Robert Cushman, born April 12, 1907. 




PERCY PUTNAM LEARNED, LL. B. 

Percy P. Learned, .son of Alvah Newton and Ruth (Catruth) Learned 
was born in Chester, Vt., December 3, 1879. He prepared for college in the 
schools of his town and entered the University in September, 1897, re- 
maining one year. He graduated LL. B. from the University of Michi- 
gan Law School, Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1910. 

He then entered the law office of Julius H. Seymour of New York city, 
as a clerk, where he remained until 1906, when he became a member of 
the law firm of Scott, Upton & Newcomb, with offices at No. 27 
Williams St., New York city. Since 1909, Mr. Learned has been en- 
gag(!d in business for the firm in London, England. He is a member 
of f.he Masonic Lodge and the (-) X I'^raternity. 

WILLIAM STEELE PINGREE. 
William S. Pingnu!, adopted son of Governor Samuel Everett and Lydia 
(Steele) Pingree, was born in Hartford, Vt., November 15, 1879. Ih; prepared 
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entered the University in September of the same year. He remained until 

the close of his junior year, leaving the University to enter his father's law 

office; was a corporal, and first ser- 
geant in the corps of cadets; pro- 
moted lieutenant in his junior year; 
won first prize, Sheldon contest in 
1898; member of the d X Fraternity. 
He studied law with his father 
at White River Junction, 1900-01; 
was a student at the Boston Univer- 
sity Law School, fall of 1902 and the 
spring of 1903. He was admitted to 
the Washington county bar at Mont- 
pelier, Vt., in October, 1904; and 
began the practice of his profession 
with his father in November, 1904. 
In June, 1906 he became a partner 
with him in the firm of Pingree, Pin- 
gree and Pingree . 

He is also extensively engaged in 
the insurance business. He is a mem- 
ber of the Methodist church at 
White River Junction, and has 
served as its treasurer since 1906; 
Wimam Steele Pingree. member and worker in the local 

Y. M. C. A., having served as its chairman and treasiu-er, which office he still 

retains. 

He was married September 9, 1908, to Angle Elizabeth Johnson of Upton, 

Mass. 




ROBERT JAMES POTTER. 

Robert J. Potter, son of John James and Jennie (Riley) Potter, was born 
in Denver, Colo, November 20, 1876. In 1890, his parents removed to Gunni- 
son, Colo., where he prepared for college. He was a student at the Colorado 
Agricultural College, 1896-97. He entered the University as a special student 
in 1897, remaining until May, 1898, when he enlisted in Company F, 1st Ver- 
mont Infantry and served in Chickamauga, Ga. ; was mustered out of service 
in October, 1898. He was a fireman on the Denver & Rio Grande R. R., in 
Colorado from 1899 until 1902; and since this last date, has been an engineer 
for the same road. His address is Grand Junction, Colo. 



LIEUT. GEORGE FRANK WAUGH, U. S. A. 

George F. Waugh, son of Frank and Jaunita (Maither) Waugh, was born 
in Lowell, Mass., July 4, 1878. He prepared for college at the Lowell High 
School and Dennas Preparatory School, Highland Falls, N. Y. He entered 
the University in September, 1897, and remained until May, 1898, when he 
left to enter the army. He enlisted in Company C, 6th Massachusetts Volun- 
teers, May 12, 1908; served as acting commissary sergeant in Porto Rico; also 
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to the University in September, 
1899, remaining until June, 1900; 
played on the foot-ball team in 
1897 and 1899; member of the 
A I U Fraternity. 

He was graduated from the 
United States Military Academy, 
West Point in June, 1905, and was 
commissioned 2d lieutenant, 15th 
United States Infantry. He served 
with his regiment at Monterey, 
Cal., until December of the same 
year, when he was ordered to 
the Philippine Islands. He was 
stationed at Camp Iveithley and 
took part in an expedition against 
the hostile Moros. He was ordered 
to Fort Douglass, Utah, in Decem- 
ber, 1907; was transferred to the 
16th United States Infantry and 
was stationed at Fort Logan H. 
Roots, Arkansas from February 
14, 1908 until July, 1910. Since 
this last date, he has been stationed 
at Fort St. Michael, Alaska. 
F. and A. M. of Northfield, Vt, 




Lieut. George Frank Waugh. 
He is a member of De Witt Clinton Lodge, 




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CLASS OF 1902. 



FIRST-LIEUT. FRANCIS HENRY BURR, U. S. A., B. S. 
Francis H. Burr, son of Charles Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Sharpe) 
Burr, was born in Webster, Mass., March 17, 1881. In 1886, his parents re- 
moved to Bellows Falls, Vt., where 
he graduated from the high school 
in 1898. He entered the University 
in September, 1900, with advanced 
standing and graduated B. S. in 
C. E. in 1902; was first lieutenant & 
adjutant of the corps of cadets; 
played on the foot-ball team ; cap- 
tain of the basket-ball team in 1901; 
president of the Athletic Association 
in 1901; member of the 6 X Fra- 
ternity. 

He was commissioned second 
lieutenant, 3d United States Infan- 
try, October 28, 1902; was promoted, 
first lieutenant, 7th United States 
Infantry, December 11, 1908. He 
was stationed at the Columbus 
(Ohio) Barracks, November 31, 
1902-June 20, 1904; Fort Liscum, 
Alaska, July 12, 1904-November 
11, 1906; Fort Lawton, Seattle, 
Wash., November 16, 1906-April 

First-Lieut. Francis Henry Burr. gg^ jgQg. q^j^^ Eldridge, Laguna, 

P. I., June 7, 1909 to date. Since December 11, 1908, he has served with 
the 7th United States Infantry. He is a member of the Rainier Club of Seattle, 
Wash., and the Ai'my and Navy Club of Manila, P. I. 

He was married, April 23, 1909, to Jessie Graves of Washington, D. C. 

HENRY ALBERT CHASE, B. S. 

Henry A. Chase, son of Albert Jesse and Clara Adelaide (Lowell) Chase, 
was born in Bradford, Vt., in 1875. He pi'epared for college at the Newbury 
(Vt.) Seminary and entered the University in September, 1899, graduating 
B. S. in Chemistry in 1902; took post graduate work in Chemistry, 1902-03; 
was a musician in the corps of cadets; won 2d prize, Austin Trophy in 1901; 
catcher, base ball team, 1900-03; member of the A I TI Fraternity. 

He served as assistant in the Chemical laboratory, 1901-02, and as in- 
structor in Chemistry from 1902 until 1905, when he accepted the position of 
chemist for the Berlin Paper Company of Berlin, N. H., which position he 
still retains. He is a member of the Congregational Chm-ch; DeWitt Chnton 
Lodge, F. and A. M. of Northfield; North Star, Commandery, K. T. of Lan- 
caster, N. H.; and the American Chemical Society. 

He was married in Berlin, N. H., November 11, 1907, to Louisa May 
McDonald, a native of Cheboygan, Mich. 




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WILLARD LYNN FULLER, B. S. 

Willard L. Fuller, son of Hiram John and Lettie L. (Fuller) Fuller, was 
born in Stevensville, Underhill, Vt., September 27, 1879. In 1890, his parents 
removed to Essex Junction, Vt., where he attended the high school. He fin- 
ished his preparation for college at 
the Burlington High School and en- 
tered the University in September, 
1898, graduating B.S. in C. E. in 
1902; was a corporal, sergeant, and 
first lieutenant, Company B, in the 
corps of cadets; played on the base- 
ball and foot-ball teams; member of 
the 6 X Fraternity. 

He was a draftsman for the 
American Bridge Co., Pittsburg, 
Pa., July-September, 1902. He 
was transitman, Big Four R. R., 
Anderson, Ind., September, 1902- 
January, 1903; Baltimore & Ohio 
R. R., with headquarters in Youngs- 
town, Ohio, January- April, 1903; 
Erie Railway Co., Youngstown, 
Ohio, April, 1903-February, 1904; 
was assistant resident engineer. 
Tidewater & Deepwater Ry. Co., 
(now Virginia Ry. Co.,) on con- 
struction work in West Virginia, 
February, 1904-March, 1906; was 

assistant city engineer. Oil City Pa, March, 1906-October, 1907; assistant 
engineer. National Transit Co. October, 1907 to date. 

He is a 32° Mason, being a member of Pctrolia Lodge, No. 363, F. and 
A. M.,OiI City, Pa.; Oil City Chapter, No. 236, R. A. M.; Talbot Commandery, 
No. 43, K. T.; Acacia Grotto, No. 30, Oil City;01ean Lodge of Perfection; 
Olean council of Princes of Jerusalem; Buffalo Chapter of Rose'Croix; Buf- 
falo Consistory. 

He was married, July 9, 1902, to Bella Blanche Cleveland, of Georgia, 
Vt. They have one child: Willard Lynn, Jr., born S('i)teml)er 16, 1906. 
Mr.Fuller has resided in Oil City, Pa., since 1906. 




Willard Lynn Fuller. 

March, 1906-October, 1907 



HARRY MANSUR HOIiSON, B. S. 

Harry M. Hobson, son of Howard II. and Emma (Mansur) Ho})Son, 
was born in Brighton, Vermont, Octob(n- 9, 1881. H(! i)repared for college 
at the Bangor(Maine)public schools, and the Gould's Academy, Bethel, Maine. 
He entered the University from Hastings, Maine, in September, 1898, and 
graduated B. S. in C. E., in 1902; was a corporal, sergeant, 1st lieutenant & 
quartermaster in the corps of cadets; member of the X Fraternity. 

He was draftsman for the American Bridge Co., Pittsburg, Pa., July- 
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February, 1903; transitman, Illinois Central R. R., in Illinois, February, 1903- 

January, 1904; assistant engineer, Toledo, St. Louis & New Orleans R. R., with 
,_,- ~ ,- headquarters in Carmi, 111., 1904- 

March, 1905; draftsman, Pensacola, 
Alabama & Western R. R., Selma, 
Ala., March, 1905-March, 1906; 
assistant engineer Virginia Ry., Nor- 
folk, Va., March, 1906-February, 1907; 
office engineer Pensacola, Alabama & 
Western R. R., February-December, 
1907; engaged in private practice in 
Island Pond, Vermont, December, 
1907-March, 1908; instructor "N. U." 
Summer School, August-September, 
1908; assistant engineer, Missouri 
Pacific & Iron Mt. Rys., March, 1909- 
March, 1910; roadmaster for same 
company with headquarters at Gurdon, 
Ark, from March, 1910 to date. He 
is a member of the Island Pond (Vt.) 
Lodge, No. 44, F. and A. M. 

He was married March 23, 1904, 
to Josephine Celia Perkins, (N. H. S. 
1901) of Berlin, Vermont. Two 
Harry Mansur Hobson. children have been born to them: 

Dorothy May, born September 8, 1906; Marjorie Fay, born February 28, 

1908. 

TIMOTHY HOLLAND, B. S. 

Timothy Holland, son of Timothy and Margaret (Mulcahey) Holland, 
and brother of J. M. Holland, '83, was born in Northfield, Vt., February 20, 
1880. He prepared for college at the Northfield High School and entered the 
University in September, 1898, graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1902; was sergeant- 
major of the corps of cadets. 

He entered the employ of the Sanborn Map Co., of New York city in 
1902 as an insurance surveyor and remained wdth this company until 1906, 
when he accepted a position as inspector and engineer for the UnderwTiters 
Bureau of New England, 93 Water St., Boston, Mass., which position he still 
retains. He was a member of Company F, 1st Regiment, Vermont National 
Guard, 1899-02. He is a member of De Witt Clinton Lodge, No. 16 F. 
and A.M. of Northfield. 




JOHN THEODORE SMITH, B. S. 

John T. Smith, son of RolUn G. and Elizabeth (Miller) Smith, was born 
in Russell, N. Y., July 13, 1878. He prepared for college in the schools of his 
town, and entered the University in September, 1897, graduating B. S. in 1902; 
was a corporal, sergeant, 1st Heutenant, Company A, in the corps of cadets; 
played on the base ball and foot ball teams; member of the A ^ IJ Fra- 
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He was an assistant engineer on land surveys in the Adirondack Moun- 
tains, N. Y., July-October, 1902; draftsman and assistant engineer, West Side 
Belt Ry. Co., Pittsburg, Pa., October, 1902-April, 1903; with Elwood Wilson, 
city engineer, Saranac Lake, N. Y., April-December, 1903; in charge of con- 
struction of dams and piers on the Grasse river, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., May- 
August, 1904; in charge of erection of a large steam mill near Harewood, N. Y., 
August-September, 1904; employ of his father in his hardware store, Russell, 
N. Y., September, 1904-May, 1905; in charge of scaUng 20,000,000 feet of lum- 
ber, Russell, N. Y., May-October, 1905. Since this last date, he has been 
book keeper and assistant engineer for the St. Lawrence Pyrites Co., Hermon, 
N.Y. 

He was married September 14, 1904, to Lillian Barnard Wheelock, of 
Russell, N. Y. 



LIEUT. ROBERT TRUMAN PHINNEY, U. S. A., B, S. 

Robert T. Phinney, son of Truman Curtis and Sarah (Barnes) Phinney, 
was born in Montpelier, Vt., October 12, 1879. He prepared for college at 
the Montpelier High School and 
entered the University in Septem- 
ber, 1898, graduating B. S. in C. E. 
in 1902; was a corporal, sergeant, 
first sergeant, and captain. Company 
A, in the corps of cadets; assistant 
business manager of the Reveille] 
member of the 6 X Fraternity. 

He was an assistant engineer 
withJSmith & Walker, Montpelier, 
Vt., September and October, 1902; 
was appointed a second lieutenant 1 2th 
United States Infantry, October 28, 
1902; was promoted 1st lieutenant 
21st United States Infantry, Feb- 
ruary 28, 1909. He has seen much 
active service in the Philippines, 
where for a time he was adjutant on 
the staff of Col. H. S. Foster. He 
is at present stationed at Manila, 
P. I. He is a member of Christ 

Episcopal Church and Aurora Lodge, ■ - ', _■■ ^ A; v ^' 

F. and A. M. of Montl)elier, Vt. Lieut. Robert Truman Phinney. 

He was married at Fort Niagara, N. Y. July 18, 1908, to Ruth IdaNaill of 
El Reno, Oklahoma. 




LAWRENCE BERNARD STEBBINS, B. S. 

L. Bernard Stebbins, son of Edwin Strong and Carrie Hortense (Hayes) 
Stebbins, and brother of K. F. Stebbins, '10, was born in Northfield, Vt., 
April 28, 1881. He prepared for college at the Northfield High School and 
entered the University in September, 1898, graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1902; 
was a corporal, 1st sergeant, captain, Company B, in the corps of cadets; played 



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Lawrence Bernard Stebbins. 



on base ball team, 1900-02; received sophomore academic prize, Juckett 
medal; Senior gold medal; member of the A -T II Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer for 
Arthur W. Woods, C. E., Worcester, 
Mass., on general and city surveying, 
1902-03; with the Burr-Herring- 
Freeman Commission on additional 
water supply for New York city, 
Long Island department, 1903-04; 
with Charles F. Parker, '90, Woon- 
socket, R. I., on electric railway 
construction, 1904-05; with John R. 
Freeman, consulting hydraulic en- 
gineer, Providence, R. I., on ice pro- 
tection, on the St. Lawrence river, 
and surveys, designs and estimates 
for the Great Western Power Co., of 
( alifornia and other projects 1905- 
07; with the Board of Water Supply 
of New York city, Long Island De- 
))artment, in charge of maps, plans, 
designs and estimates, 1907-09. He 
was in charge of the Long Island de- 
partment May 1, 1909-Feb. 1, 1910. 
Since which date, he has been on the 
staff of the (;bief engineer in Ncw^ York city. He is a member of the Episco- 
pal Church and DeWitt Clinton Lodge, F. and A. M. of Northfield. His 
address is Board of Water Supj^ly, 165 Broadway, New York city. 

He was married, September 2, 1911, to Nathalie Thorne of New York 
city, a native of Augusta, Georgia. 

GIIY HENRY WATSON, B. S. 

Guy H. Watson, .son of Henry 
Esterbrooks and Rowena (Pettigrew) 
Watson, was born in Lyndonville, 
Vt., February 23, 1880. He prepared 
for college at the Lyndon Institute 
and entered the LTniversity in Jan- 
uary, 1898, graduating B. S. in C. E. 
in 1902; was a corporal, sergeant, 
and major in the corps of cadets; 
played on the ba.se ball team four 
year.s, serving as its captain in 1902; 
played on the foot ball team, in 1899 
and 1900; received freshman and 
sophomore medals for military stand- 
ing; sophomore medal for highest gen- 
eral average; Shuttleworth sword; 
member of the A 1 II Fraternity. 

He was a rodman on the Boston 
& Albany R. R., December, 1902- 
April, 1903; was assistant engineer, 
Pennsylvania R. R., April, 1903-Jan- -GuylHenry- Watson.", 




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uary, 1905 on construction work; resident engineer, Central Vt. Ry. May, 1905- 
May, 1906, on construction of the Bet :el, (Vt.) R. R.; was assistant engineer, 
Boston & Maine R. R., May, 1905-June, 1907, April, 1909-May, 1911, with head- 
quarters in St. Johnsbury, Vt.; was roadmaster, Missouri Pacific Ry., June 
1907-April, 1909 with headquarters in Carthage, Mo. He was roadmaster 
and supervisor of bridges and buildings for the Montpelier & Wells River 
R. R., with headquarters in Montpelier, May 12-October, 1911. Since this 
last date, he has been as.sistant division engineer of the Boston & Maine 
R. R., with headquarters in Spingfield, Mass. He is a member of the IJniver- 
salist Church. 

He was married, Decemljcr 11, 1906, to Grace Cree of St. Johnsbury, Vt. 



FRANK STRONG, B. S. 

Frank Strong, son of Albert Stanley and Mary (Gilbert) Strong, was born 
in Philadelphia, Pa., December 25, 1879. He prepared for college at the Crupol 
Manual Training School of Philadelphia, and entei-cl the I Hivcisity in Sep- 
tember, 1899, graduating B. S. in 
C. E., in 1902; was a second lieutenant 
in the corps of cadets; played on the 
foot ball team, and captain in 1901; 
played on the basket ball team, 
and its manager, 1901-02; president 
athletic association, 1901-02; assis- 
tant business manager and manager 
of the Reveille ; member of the A — 11 
Fraternity. 

He was a draftsman, American 
Bridge Co., Pittsburg, Pa., July- 
November, 1902; transitman, Wabash 
R. R., on location surveys, Novem- 
ber, 1902-March, 1903; assistant 
engineer and superintendent of con- 
struction Penn. R. R., at Pittsburg, 
Pa., March, 1902-March, 1909. 
During May, 1907-March, 1909, he 
had charge of a section of the 
Pennsylvania Tunnel, and Terminals 
in New York; was manager of the 
Lone Silver-Lead Miru;, Nevada, 




Frank btrong. 



March, 1909-March, 1901. Since this last date, he has been resident engi- 
neer on the San Pedro,* Los Angeles & Salt Lake R. R., with headquaitcrs in 
Caliente, Utah. 

He is a member of the Congregational C'hurch, Pittsburg Lodge F. and 
A. M., Duquesne Chapter, R. A. M., Pittsburg Connnandcny, K. T., Pitts- 
burg Consistory and Syria Temple,' Mystic Slirin(>, all of Pittsburg. 



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NON-GRADUATES, 1902. 



ARTHUR WESTON HARE. 

Arthur W. Hare, son of Andrew and Julia Antoinette (Weston) Hare, was 
born in Worcester, Mass., August 1, 1880. He prepared for college in the 
schools of his city and entered the University in 1898, remaining two years; 
was a corporal and sergeant in the corps of cadets; was a member of the SX 
Fraternity. He took one year of special work at the Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute and one year at the Thayer School, Dartmouth College. 

He was assistant engineer, New York, New Haven & Hartford R. R. 1902; 
New York Central R. R. 1902-1903 • was assistant engineer for the Rapid Tran- 
sit Subway Construction Co., John B. McDonald, contractor, during 1903-1905, 
ha^'ing in charge the weekly estimates on the tunnel under Central Park, 
the reinforced concrete "bird cage" construction of the Lenox Avenue Exten- 
sion, a portion of the Harlem river tunnel and the elevated structure in the 
Bronx. In January, 1906, he entered the employ of the city of New York 
and has since been engaged on reservoir work in the Catskills, and sewerage 
work for the borough of Richmond. 

He is a member of the Thayer Society of Engineers of Dartmouth 
College. 

He was married, November 1.3, 1907, to Viola Eva Fox of Yonkers, N. Y. 
Two children have been born to them: Weston Andrew, born October 12, 
1908; and Dorothy Antoinette, born Januarj^ 20, 1911. 

GEORGE DANA MURCH. 

George D. Murch, son of John McArthur and Mary Elizabeth (Chesley) 
Murch, was born in Boston, Mass., February 18, 1880. In 1893, his parents, 
removed to Lyndonville, Vt. He prepared for college at the Lyndon Institute, 
Lyndon Center, Vt., and entered the University in September, 1897, remaining 
two years. 

He was in the train service of the Boston & Maine R. R., from 1900 until 
1907; and since this date, he has continued in the employ of the same road, as 
foreman in charge of steam shovel work. He is a member of the Episcopal 
Church and the Uniform Ranks, Knight of Phythias. 

He was married in Newport, Vt., March 19, 1905, to Helena Annice TowTie, 
a native of Fair Haven, Vt. Three children have been born to them : James 
Chesley, born July 22, 1906, died July 30, 1906; John Towne, born July 
22, 1906, died August 14, 1906; Elizabeth Harriet, born July 10, 1909. 

ALBERT ANSON HUTCHINSON. 

Albert A. Hutchinson, son of Llewelh^n Harvey and Laura Ann (Black- 
man) Hutchinson, was born in Hallowell, Maine, August 9, 1880. In 1894, 
his parents removed to Northfield, where he prepared for college in the North- 



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field High School. He entered the University in September, 1898 and re- 
mained until May, 1900; was a member of the ^ 2" 77 Fraternity. 

He was in the employ of the 
General Electric Works, Schenectady 
N. Y., January, 1901-March, 1903; 
inspector of building and electrical 
construction. Old Coloney Street Ry. 
Co., Boston, 1903-1905; inspector 
and superintendent of construction, 
Chicago City Ry. Co., Chicago, 111., 
1905-06; engineer of construction 
and chief draftsman, Potomac Elec- 
trical Power Co., Washington D. C, 
1905-1907; sales engineer, Alhs- 
Chalmers Co., 1908-09; engineer on 
construction of sub station, Balti- 
more & Ohio R. R., Washington, 
D. C, 1909 to date. He is a mem- 
ber of Federal Lodge, No. 1, F. and 
A. M., Washington, D. C. 

He was married November 19, 
1902, to Wilhelmina Thompson, 
(N. H. S.) of Northfield, Vt. Albert Anson Hutchinson. 

HENRY WARD ORSER. 

Henry W. Orser, son of Thomas 
Reinsford and Harriet (Britton) 
Orser, was born in Carisle, New 
Brunswick, September 30, 1879. 
In 1886, his parents located in 
Lowell, Mass. In 1891, he went to 
Newbury,Vt., where he prepared for 
college in the Seminary. He en- 
tered the University in September, 
1898, remaining two years; was 
pitcher on the base ball team; mem- 
ber of the A 2" // Fraternity; 
alumni member of the Athletic 
Association 1907 to date. 

He engaged in mining in the 
Cripple Creek district, Colo., from 
1901 until 1905, when he returned 
to Northfield and became clerk in 
the Northfield Savings Bank. In 
1911, he was promoted assistant 
treasurer. He has also engaged in 
the insurance business from 1907 
to date. He is a Republican in 




Henry Ward Orser. 



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politics and has served as village clerk of Northfield from 1909 to date. He 
is a past Master of DeWitt Clinton Lodge, F. and A. M. of Northfield. 

He was married, August 7, 1900, to Wilhelmina Ripley, daughter of James 
Evans (q. v.) for many years armorer of "N. U." One child: Ward Bailey, 
born May 18, 1901. 

MARTIN WILLIAM PECK, A. B., D. O. 

Martin W. Peck, son of Roswell Keith and Ada N. (Pettengill) Peck, 
was born in Montpelier, Vt., December 14, 1880. He graduated from the 
Montpelier High School in 1898; and in September of the same year, he entered 
the University, remaining two years; was a corporal in the corps of cadets; 
member of the A 2 11 Fraternity. He graduated A. B. from Dartmouth 
College in 1902 and D. O. from the Des Moines (Iowa) College of Osteopathy 
in 1904. He has practiced his profession in Lynn, Mass. from 1904 to date. 




Camp in East Braintree, Vt., Hike of 1908. 



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*CLASS OF 1903. 



• ARTHUR GARFIELD BAKER, B. S. 

Arthur G. Baker, son of Joseph and CoraUnn (Slade) Baker, was born in 
Brookfield, Vt., July 2, 1881. In October, 1881, his parents removed to 
Northfield, Vermont, where he pre- 
pared for college in the Northfield 
High School. He entered the' Univer- 
sity in September, 1899, graduating 
B. S in Civil Engineering in 1903; 
was a sergeant and 2d Lieutenant in 
the corps of cadets; member of the 
X Fraternity. 

He was in the employ of the city 
engineer of Fitchburg, Mass., Septem- 
ber-December, 1903; the Fitchbui'g and 
Leominster Electric R. R., April- 
1904. In March, 1905, he entered the 
employ of the Sanborn Map Company 
of New York city, as insurance 
surveyor, and worked for the company 
through Massachusetts and in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. In April, 1907, he accepted 
a position with the Lumber Mutual 
Fire Insurance Co., of Boston, with 
which company he is still employed. 
He is a member of the DeWitt Clinton 
Lodge, F. and A. M., of Northfield. ^t^"'' Garfield Baker. 

He was married October 21, 1908, to Harriet Helen Hurley, of Northfield 
(Gouldsville). 




BERTRAND DORR BARKER, B. S. 

Bertrand D. Barker, son of Donna A. and Adelia (Rogers) Barker, was 
born in Poultney, Vermont, June 17, 1881. He attended the public schools 
of his town and was graduated from Troy Conference Academy in June, 1900. 
He entered the University in September, 1900, graduating B. S. in C. E. in 
1903; was a corporal and quartennastcr-sorgeant in th(!<;()rpsof cadets; wasa 
member of th(! X Fraternity. 

During the summer and fall of 1902, he was employed as instrument man 
on surveys of the Rutland Street Railway Co., Rutland, Vt. In June, 1903, 
he entered the employ of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey as aid, 
and was engaged on surveys in Virginia, Florida, Porto Rico, and on the Maine 
Coast until July, 1905; was executive officer, July, 1905-April, 190G on the U. 
S. S., Hydrogr cipher, on surveys along the New England Coast and Old Port 
Comfort, Va. ; held the same position on the U. S. S., McA rlhur April-December, 
1906; on surveys in Controller Bay and Konai Peninsula, Alaska, December 

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1906-1907. He resigned his position in April, 1907 and entered the employ of 
George W. Jackson Co., of New York, as engineer and superintendent of con- 
struction, which position he retained until 1911; was in charge for this com- 
pany of construction on the Chicago Subways, also water-works until 1909. 
when he removed to New York city, where he was until 1911, superintending 
engineer on the Yonkers pressure tunnel. 

On January 18, 1905, he was married to Mabel Lucile Gibbs of Chicago, 
Illinois. 

LIEUT. ERNEST STEARNS BALL, B. S. 
Ernest S. Ball, son of Henry Eugene and Juha (Blanding) Ball, and cousin 
of Clarence E. Day, '08, was born in Gardner, Mass., August 17, 1882, and 
died in the Missouri Pacific Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., November 22, 1909. 
He prepared for college at the Gardner High School and entered the Univer- 
sity in Se])tomber, 1899, graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1903. He was a lance 

corporal and 1st sergeant, Company 
B, in the corps of cadets; member of 
the ^ 2" 77 Fraternity. 

He was a draftsman for the 
Riter-Conley Mfg. Co., of Pitts- 
burg, Pa., steel contractors, June, 
1903-June, 1904; Post and McCord, 
New York city, on steel construction, 
June, 1904-July, 1905; engaged in 
business as contracting engineer in re- 
inforced concrete work, designed and 
constructed power houses, tanks, 
foundations and garages, July, 1905- 
December, 1906; engaged in mis- 
cellaneous work in Northfield and 
Roxbury, Vt., December, 1906- 
May, 1909; was assistant engineer, 
Maintenance of Way department, 
Missouri Pacific R. R., with head- 
quarters at St. Louis, May-Novem- 
ber, 1909. 

He held various public offices in 
Ernest Stearns Ball. the towTiofRoxbury; was grand juror, 

superintendent of schools and auditor. He took much interest in miUtary 
affairs, enlisted in Company F, 1st Regiment Vermont National Guard in 
June, 1908; was promoted sergeant, 1st sergeant and elected 2d lieutenant, 
March 22, 1909. He was a junior member of the American Society of Civil 
Engineers. 

He was married in 1903, to Myrta Mabel Tarbell of Northfield, who died 
August 3, 1910. One child was born to them : Theodore Mackhn. 




GILBERT CLARENCE EASTMAN, B. S. 
Gilbert C. Eastman, son of Samuel Alden and Alice Jane (Chapin) East- 
man, was born in Milford, Mass., December 5, 1880. He prepared for college 
at the Milford High School, and entered the University in September, 1899, 
and graduated B. S. in C. E. in 1903; was a corporal and sergeant-major in 



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the corps of cadets; athletic editor of the Reveille; manager of the foot ball team 
in 1900; class president in 1902; member of the A I 11 Fraternity. 

He has served as vice-president of the S. A. Eastman Company, of Mil- 
ford from 1903 to date; was in private practice, civil engineering 1903-06; was 
engineer for F. A. Barbour, civil engineer of Boston, 1906-07; Draper Co., of 
Hopedale, Mass., charge of construction work 1907 to date. He is a member 
of Montgomery Lodge, F. and A. M. and Mt. Lebanon Chapter R. A. M. of 
Milford. 

He was married June 15, 1904, to Maude Nina Downing of Northfield. 



JOHN HENRY BYRD, B. S. 

John H. Byrd, son of Miles T. Byrd, was born in Glenford, Ontario, 
Canada, June 1, 1880. He removed to Randolph, Vermont, where he pre- 
pared for college, and entered the 
University in September, 1899, 
graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1903; 
was a corporal, sergeant and 1st 
lieutenant & adjutant in the corps of 
cadets; member of the A .J // Fra- 
ternity. 

During 1903-07, he was a drafts- 
man and bridge designer for the 
Riter-Conley Manufacturing Co., of 
Pittsburg, and the Post & McCord 
Co. of New York city; was resident 
engineer on the Missouri Pacific 
R. R., 1908-10; draftsman. Bridge 
department of the Kansas City Ter- 
minal Ry. Co., 1910 to date. He is 
a member of the Episcopal Church; 
Muncie Lodge, No. 433, F. and A. M. 
of Muncie, Ind. 

He was married in Lutesviile, 
Mo., June 10, 1910, to Martha Vir- 
ginia Dale, a native of San Antonio, 
Texas. John Henry Byrd. 




SAMUEL LF:SLIE FULLER, B. S. 

Samuel L. Fuller, son of William Uem-y and Lucy Maria (Houghton) 
Fuller, was born in Walpole, N. H., December 19, 1881. He j)rei)ar(Hl for 
college at the Rutland High School, 189.5-97, and the Ik'niiington High School, 
1897-99. He entered the University in September, 1899, graduating B. S. in 
C. E. in 1903; was a corporal, first sergeant and captain in the corps of cadets; 
won second prize Sheldon contest, 1900; was Senior gold medahst; assistant 
editor of the Reveille; member of the 6 X Fraternity. 

He was detail draftsman for the Riter-Conley Manufacturing Co., Pitts- 
burg, Pa., July, 1903-April, 1904; assistant engineer, Friday Construction Co., 



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contracting engineers of Pittsburg, Pa., on construction work, in Pittsburg, 
April, 1904; assistant engineer G. B. Markle Co., coal miners, Jeddo, Pa., 1904. 
He was resident engineer and superintendent of construction for the Trussed 
Concrete Steel Co., of Detroit, Mich., 1907-09; and had charge of this com- 
pan3''s extensive work in Kingston, Jamaica, W. I., on the rebuilding of 
that city in re-inforced concrete after the disastrous earthquake in 1907. In 
1909, he re-entered the employ of the Friday Contracting Company, and in 
November, 1909, was elected president of the corporation, which position he 
still retains. This company is one of the large construction firms of Pitts- 
burg and does an extensive business in stone masonry and re-inforced concrete. 
He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Engineer Society 
of Western Pennsylvania. 

He was married in Denver, Col., June 15, 1907, to Carrie Caird Cassldy 
of Canon City, Col. They have one child: Samuel Cassidy, born July 3, 1909. 

ELROY ALBERT CH.\SE, B. S. 



Elroy A. Chase, son of Albert Cornelius and Lydia Alice (Bi.xby) Chase, 

was born in Northfield, Vt., March 29, 1882. 

He prepared for college at the 
Northfield High School, and entered 
the University in 1898, graduating 
B. S. in C. E. in 1903; was a 
musician and sergeant in the corps 
of cadets; won first prize Austin 
Trophy and successfully defended 
same; was a member of the X 
Fraternity. 

He was draftsman for the Cross 
Brothers' Granite Works, North- 
field 1903-08. He invented during 
1906-08, a saw for cutting granite 
and, in 1908, formed the Chase & 
Lanier Saw Co., for perfecting same. 
In 1909, the invention was pur- 
chased by the American Granite 
Saw Co., of Worcester, Mass. Mr. 
Chase then entered the employ of 
this company as chief engineer, 
having in charge the manufacture 
of his invention. His machine for 
sawing granite is the most practical 
Elroy Albert Chase. one ever invented. With it the 

hardest granite can be cut four times faster than any machine ever invented 

and with less power and cost. 

He was married June 1, 1904, to Mina Belle Morse of Northfield. Two 

children have been born to them: Osborne Elroy, born February 17, 1907; 

Francis Albert, born October 15, 1910, 




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LIEUT. ROBERT BURNS FARQUHARSON, U. S. M. C, B. S. 

Robert B. Farquharson, son of Robert and Elizabeth (Monroe) Farqu- 
harson, was born in Quincy, Mass., January 25, 1881. He prepared for college 
in the schools of South Ryegate, Vt., and entered the University in 1899, grad- 
uating B. S. in C. E., in 1903; was a lance-corporal, sergeant, and second lieu- 
tenant. Company B, in the corps of 
cadets; member of the X Frater- 
nity. 

He was commissioned a second 
lieutenant in the United States 
Marine Corps, January 16, 1904. 
He attended the School of Applica- 
tion at Annapolis, Md., from Feb- 
ruary to December, 1904, receiving 
a certificate of graduation; was pro- 
moted first lieutenant, June 16, 1906. 
He served at the Marine Barracks, 
Brooklyn, N. Y., from December, 
1904 to January, 190.5; with the 
Marine detachment at Culebra, 
Porto Rico, January-September, 1905; 
Camp Elliott, Bas Obispo, Isthmian 
Canal Zone, Panama, October-De- 
cember, 1905; Marine Barracks, 
Brooklyn, N. Y., December, 190.5- 
March, 1906. He was on recruiting 
duty in St. Paul, Minn., April-June, 
1906; Cincinnati, Ohio, June, 1906- Lieut. Robert Burns Farquharson. 

March, 1907. Atlanta, Ga., April-September, 1907; Buffalo, N. Y., 
September-November, 1907. He served on the U. S. S. Kearsage, November, 
1907-June, 1908 and made the trip with the fleet through the Straits of Magel- 
lan as far as Bremerton, Washington; served on the U. S. S. Washington, 
July-November, 1908, making a trip to the Samoan Islands. He was stationed 
at Mare Lsland, Cal., in December, 1908; Naval Station, Honolulu, January, 
1909-11. He is a member of Pulaski Lodge, No. 58, F. and A. M. of Wells 
River, Vt. 

He was married, January 2, 1909, to Anna Wentworth Phinney, of Mont- 
pelier, sister of R. T. Phinney, '02. 




EMILIO P. GUERRA GIRO, B. S. 

Emilio P. Guerra Giro, son of Lino Guerra Giro and Amalia Giro Manzano, 
was born at Santiago dc Cuba, September, 29, 1882. He attended the pubhc 
schools of his city and Santa Clara, 1888-94; was a student at the Royal School, 
Guanabacoa, Havana, 1894-99. He entered the University, May 14, 1899, 
and graduated B. S. in C. E. in 1903; was a cori)oral in the cor[)S of cadets. 
He was transitman for the Santiago de Cuba Electric and Traction 
Co., Jun(!-October, 1903; Juragua Iron Company, October-December, 1903; 
was fourth assistant. Public Works Department, December 13, 1903-April 11, 
1905, and had charge of constructing two steel bridges, one of them the San 



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Rafael, being the largest on the island ; was also in charge of wharf construction 
at Gibara Bay and highways in Baracoa. He was levelman for the Smith- 
Davis- Windsor Maix Co. on railway location from Guantanamoto Santiago 
de Cuba, May, 1905-January, 1906. He was appointed on March 17, 1906, 
first assistant in the PubUc Works Department; was in charge of re-location 
of a road from Santiago to Seville, through San Juan Hill, the Spanish- 
American battlefield; was engineer in charge of theBaj^amo District highway 
construction, May-October; was in charge of bridge construction at Santiago, 
October, 1906-February, 1907; in charge of all concrete inspectors at the new 
Saniago Aqueduct, February- April, 1907; was engineer in charge of surveying 
party, Bayamo District, April, 1907-09. 



JOHN HAROLD FOSTER, B. S. 

John H. Foster, son of John and Nellie (Webster) Foster was boru in 
Waltham, Mass., April 13, 1880. He prepared for college at the Waltham 
High School and entered the University in September, 1899, graduating B. S. 

in Chemistry in 1903. He was a cor- 
i:)oral, 1st sergeant and captain, Com- 
jiany A, in the corps of cadets; editor- 
in-chief of the Reveille in 1902; won 
prize for general average and military 
standing in 1900; second prize, Shel- 
don contest in 1901; Shuttleworth 
sword in 1902; second medal, Austin 
Trophy in 1902; salutatorian 1903; 
member of the A Fraternity. 

He took graduate work in 
Chemistry at the Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technology in 1904 and was 
instructor in science, Lawrence Aca- 
demy, Groton, Mass., 1904-05. He 
graduated from the Yale Forest 
School in 1907 with the degree of 
Master of Forestry. He received an 
appointment to the United States 
Forest Service, July 1, 1907; and in 
April, 1909 he was appointed chief of 
Section in the National Forest Dis- 
John Harold Foster. trict of California. 

He has compiled many government circulars in connection with National 
Forestry work; published investigation on taxation of forest lands in co-opera- 
tion with the N.H. State Forestry Commission and reports on forest conditions 
in Mississippi and Alabama. He is a member of the LTnitarian Church; Bethel 
Lodge, No. 24, F. & A. M., of New Ipswich, N. H.; Society of American 
Foresters. 

In September, 1911, he was appointed professor in charge of the De- 
partment of Forestry at the New Hampshire Agricultural College, Durham, 
N. H., still retaining his position with the U. S. Forestry Service. 




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FRITZ LOUIS METZGER, B. S. 

Fritz L. Metzger, son of William and Matilda (Harra) Metzger, was born 
in Rutland, Vermont, December 22, 1881. He prepared for college in the 
schools of his town and entered the University, January 4, 1900, graduating 
B. S. in C. E. in 1903. He paid his way through college by working vacations 
and a portion of each academic year at engineering; was a corporal and sergeant 
in the corps of cadets; manager of the base ball team in 1901; member of the 
dX Fraternity. 

He was a draftsman for the Howe Scale Co., Rutland, Vermont, August 
1, 1898-November, 1899, July 1-September 15, 1900; same for the Rutland- 
Canadian Ry., June U-August 20, 1901; city of Rutland, December 20, 1901- 
January 18, 1902. He was resident engineer for the Rutland Street Ry., on 
construction of road to Castleton, Vermont, July 3-October 21, 1902; was 
transitman and draftsman, S. D. Brady & Bro., Fairmount, W. Va., on railroad 
and coal mining work, May 28, 1903-May 13, 1904; superintendent of construc- 
tion, Brady Construction Co., Fairmount, W. Virginia, on general work. May 
13, 1904-April 19, 1905; was engineer for the Ohio and West Virginia R. R., in 
charge of 130 miles of railroad location in West Virginia, April 19-October 18, 
1905; was superintendent of construction for the Brady Construction Co., 
in charge of erection of four power houses for the United States Government, 
for Ohio River locks and dams, October 18, 1905- April 30, 1906; assistant engi- 
neer in charge of surveys and investigations of two hundred miles of road for 
the Pittsburg & Lake Erie R. R., on low grade line crossing the Allegheny Mts., 
May 1, 1906-January 1, 1907; locating engineer for the Little Kanawha Syndi- 
cate Lines on the Buckhannon & Northern R. R., and Little Kanawha R. R., 
surveys in West Virginia, January 1 to October 1, 1907; was engineer on sur- 
veys for the Champlain and Sanford Railroad Comjiany, in the Adirondack 
Mountains of New York, April 20, 1907-Augu.st 1, 1908. He was engineer for the 
Cummings Structural Concrete Co., of Pittsburg, Pa., in charge of the Beaver 
Arch Bridge, Pa., August 12, 1908-January 1, 1909; the extensive re-inforced 
concrete brick making plant, Wylan, Ala, January 1-December 15, 1909; in 
charge of office, re-inforced concrete designs and estimate for same company, 
December 15, 1909 to date. He was elected a junior member of the American 
Society of Civil Engineers, February 6, 190G; member of the Fairmount Lodge, 
No. 9, F. and A. M., Fairmount, W. Va. 

He was married July 1, 1909, to Elverna Marie Mohler, of Freedom, Pa. 

HON. MARSHALL MORRILL STOCKER, B. S. 

Marshall M. Stocker, son of Fred Brainerd and Carrie (Stanton) Stocker, 
was born in Danville, Vt., September 13, 1881. He prepared for college at the 
Phillips Academy, Danville and at the St. Johnsbury (Vt.) Academy. He 
entered the University in September, 1899 and graduated B. S. in C. E. in 
1903; was a sergeant and first lieutenant, Company A, in the corps of cadets; 
member of the (") X Fraternity. 

He has engaged in business and general surveying in Danville, from 1903 
to date; was assistant engineer at the University Summer School of Engineer- 
ing, 1904-OG. He is a republican in politics; represented his town in the House 
of Representatives in 1904; was a member of the State Board of Visitors at 
the University from 1904 to 1910. He is a member of the Patrons of Hus- 
bandry. 

He was married December 27, 1905, to Carrol Euginia Sturtevant of 
DanviUe, Vt. 



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STANLEY JOHN PARSONS, B. S. 




Stanley John Parsons. 



Stanley J. Parsons, son of 
Charles and Harriet Lovina (Scott) 
Parsons, was born in Fletcher, Vt., 
July 12, 1874. In 1888, his parents 
removed to Elmore where he at- 
tended the public schools; prepared 
for college at the Peoples Academy, 
Morrisville, class of 1898, and entered 
the University in September, 1, 1899, 
ii;raduating B. S. in C. E. in 1903; 
was a corporal, sergeant, and first 
lieutenant and quartermaster in the 
corps of cadets; member of the S X 
Fraternity. 

He was draftsman for the Riter- 
Conley Mfg. Co., Pittsbiu-g, Pa., 
July, 1903-April, 1904; Western 
Maryland R. R. Co., April, 1904- 
February, 1906; assistant engineer 
and draftsman, Little Kanawha R. R. 
Co., February, 1906-June, 1908. 
Since this last date, he has been 
draftsman for the H. C. Frick Coke 
Co., at Scottdale, Pa. 



JOHN TINNEY POWERS, B. S. 

John T. Powers, son of Charles 
Nicholas and Julia (Madigan) Powers, 
was born in Bennington, Vermont, 
April 25, 1881. He prepared for col- 
lege at the local high school and entered 
the University in September, 189'.*, 
graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1903. 
He was connected wdth the Main- 
tenance of Way department of the 
New York Central R. R., from 1903 
untU 1905, when he accepted a position 
as insurance surveyor for the Sanborn 
Map Co., of New York city, which 
position he still retains. His per- 
manent address is Bennington, Ver- 
mont. 




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HARRY ARTHUR PEABODY, B. S. 

Harry A. Peabody, son of Merrill Cardell and Helen Martha (Dean) 
Peabody, was born in Grafton, Vt., May 24, ISSO. In 18SS, his parents re- 
moved to Chester, Vt., where he 
prepared for college. He entered 
the University in 1899 and gradu- 
ated B. S. in C. E. in 1903; was a 
corporal in the corps of cadets; 
member of the A H 11 Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer 
with Charles F. Parker, '90 at 
Woonsocket, R. I., September- 
November, 1903; assistant engi- 
neer on the Providence & Bur- 
rilville, R. R., November, 1903- 
June, 1904; with C. W. Blakeley, 
engineering and contracting com- 
pany, June, 1904- January, 1906. 
He was instrument man for the 
Colorado & Southern R. R., Jan- 
uary-September, 1906; was level- 
man for the Moffett R. R., on 
survey of six miles of tunnel 
work, September-December, 1906; 
Cananea Rio Yaqui y Pacifico 
R. R., (Southern Pacific) in 

Mexico, December, 1906-March, Harry Arthur Peabody. 

1907. Since this last date, he has been in the employ of French «.t Haberer, 
civil engineers of Corpus Christi, Texas, as assistant engineer and as first assis- 
tant city engineer of Corpus Christi. 

He is a member of Olive Branch Lodge, No. 64, F. and A. M. of Chester, 
Vermont. 

ROBERT LEE WILKINS, B. S. 

Robert L. Wilkins, son of Frederick and Agnes Young (Lee) Wilkins, was 
born in Milwaukee, Wis., November 1, 1883, and died there August 16, 1904. 
In 1895, his parents removed to Viroqua, where he prepared for college at the 
local high school. He entered the University of Wisconsin in September, 
1899, remaining until April, 1901, when he entered "N.U." He completed the 
Literary Scientific; course, and received the degree of B. S. in August, 1902; was 
manager of tlu; basket ball team in 1901-02; nuimber of the A 2' // Fraternity. 

He entered the University of Michigan Law School, in September, 1902, 
remaining until June, 1904. He was a member of the J (') National Frater- 
nity of the University of Wisconsin. He was a fine student and gave promise 
of a brilliant career in his chosen profession. 




LIEUT. ALLEN RAWSON WILLIAMS, U. S. A., B. S. 

Allen R. Williams, son of Enos Bailey and Jennie (Rawson) Williams, was 
born in Jericho, Vt., November 8, 1883. He prepared for college at the Essex 
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gi'aduating B. S. in C. E. in 1903; was a corporal in Company A, and 1st 
Lieutenant in Company B, in the corps of cadets; member of the dX Fraternity. 

He was a draftsman for S. D. Brady & Bros. Co., Fairmont, W. Va., June- 
December, 1903; transitman, Central Vermont Railway, May-October, 1904. 
He was commissioned second lieutenant of United States Infantry and assigned 
to the 24th Infantry, November 13, 1904; he served at Fort Assinniboine, Mon- 
tana, during 1905; served two years in the island of Leyte, PhiUppine Islands, 
returning to the United States in March, 1908, and has since been stationed at 
Fort Ontario, Oswego, N. Y. 

He was married at Cape Girardeau, Missouri, December 6, 1905, to 
Matilda Whitelaw. They have one daughter: Margaret, who was born, 
January 7, 1907, at Ylo-Ylo, Panay, P. I. 



CAPT. SETH WILLIAMS, U. S. M. C, B. S. 

Seth Williams, son of Jarvis and EUzabeth (Plumridge) WilHams, was 
born in Foxboro, Mass., January 19, 1880. He prepared for college at the 

Foxboro High School and entered the 
University in 1899, graduating B. S., 
in C. E. in 1903; was a corporal, ser- 
geant-major, 2d lieutenant, Company 
A, and major in the corps of cadets; 
assistant business manager and mana- 
ger of the Reveille; played on the 
baseball team in 1900-03; and captain 
of team in 1903; received the Fresh- 
man academic medal; Sophomore 
medals for academic, military and 
general average; Juckett medal; first 
prize Austin Trophy in 1902; member 
of the A 1 J I Fraternity. 

He was appointed 2d lieutenant 
United States Marine Corps, June 
30, 1903; was stationed at Annapolis, 
July, 1903-March, 1904; was pro- 
moted 1st lieutenant, March 4, 1904; 
served in the Philippines, March, 
1904-June, 1907; Boston, Mass., 
October, 1907-June, 1908; was pro- 
Capt. Seth Williams. moted captain. May 14,1908 and 

appointed assistant quartermaster; served in Panama, June- August, 1908; 
Norfolk, Va., September, 1908 to date. He is a member of the Congre- 
gational Church; and the A. O. U. W. 

He was married at Berkeley, Cal., September 11, 1907, to Mary Swift, 
daughter of the late Lieutenant Charles M. Baily, Sth United States Infantry. 




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NON-GRADUATES, 1903. 



WILLIAM MARSH ANDERSON, M. D. 

William M. Anderson, son of the Rev. Amos W. C. and lola (Van 
Natta) Anderson, was born in Atkinson, Maine, January 27, 1881. He 
prepared for 'college at the Enosburg ; Falls '.(^t.) High School and the 
Montpelier, (Vt.) Seminary. He entered the University from Northfield 
in 1899, remaining one year; was a member of the d X Fraternity. He was a 
re^oxtei on iheVrowidewQQ Daily Journal and Bulletin; and Brockton, (Mass.) 
Daily Times for some time, and later taught school in Rhode Island. He grad- 
uated M. D. from the Boston University School of Medicine and has prac- 
ticed his profession in Haddonfield, N. J. since 1904. He is a member of the 
Methodist Church; the Masonic Lodge, and the I. O. O. F., of Haddonfield, 
New Jersey. 

RICHARD FLEMING BARKER. 

Richard F. Barker, son of Charles and Alice (Fl('ming) Barker, was born 
in Bellows Falls, Vermont, August 13, 1881. He prepared for college in the 
schools of his towm and entered the Civil Engineering department of the 
University in 1899, remaining until the fall of 1902; was a corporal in the corps 
of cadets, and won third prize in the Austin contest in 1901 ; member of the X 
Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer on the Great Northern R. R., in Washington 
in the fall of 1902; and in 1903, he entered the employ of the Casein Co., of 
America as chemist with the Dry Milk Co., at Adams, N. Y. In September, 
1909, he was appointed superintendent of the plant, which position he still 
retains. He is a member of the Society of Chemical Industry, (London). 

He was married June 1, 1907 to Alice Campbell Frost of Bellows Falls, 
Vermont, who died October 1, 1909. One child was born to them: Alice 
Haliburton, born Juno 12, 1908. 



LIEUT. JAMES SQUIER BROWNELL. 

James S. Brownell, son of William Henry and Betsey Maricr (Squier) 
Brownell, was born in Red Oak, Iowa, November 21, 1879. In 1883, his par- 
ents removed to Taftsville. He prepared for college at the Woodstock Higli 
School and entered the University in September, 1899, remaining imtil 1900; 
played on the base-ball team; captain, second foot-ball team; member of the 
A I n Fraternity. 

He was a druggist in Woodstock, Vt., 1900-04; engaged in the lumber 
business, 1904-05. Since this last date, he has conducted a milHnery and 
ladies foot-wear store in Woodstock, Vt. He was commissioned first lieutenant 
Company G., 1st Regiment, Vermont National Guard, March IS, 1909 and 
has served to date. 

He was married, August 8, 1902, to Nino Melora Thf)maH of Woodstock. 
Three children have been born to them: Allen Thomas, born August 24, 
1906; Louise Betsey, born July 22, 1908; Lloyd William, born June 14, 1911. 



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HARRY KNIGHT BRIGGS. 
Harry K. Briggs, son of Clarence Monroe and Alice Amelia (Graves) 
Briggs, was born in Athol, Mass., May 22, 1878. He prepared for college at 

the Athol High School, class of 
1897, and entered the University in 
1899, remaining two years; was a 
corporal in the corps of cadets; 
member of the X Fraternity. 
He has served as secretary and 
treasurer of the "N. U." Alumni 
Association of Boston from 1909 to 
date. He was a student at the 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 
1901-02. 

In 1902, he entered the employ 
of the Metropolitan Water and 
Sewerage Board, Boston, Mass., 
as assistant engineer, which position 
he still retains. He is a member of 
the Baptist Church of Athol, 
Mass., and is a director of the Y. 
M. C. A. of Everett, Mass. 

He was married June 7, 1905, 
to Maude Ella Vining of Hingham, 
Mass. His present address is 51 
Baker Road, Everett, Mass. 




Harry Knight Briggs. 



FRANK STEEL DROWN, B. S. 

Frank S. Drown, son of Frank Henry and ]Mary Ilsley (Beckley) Drown 
was born in New York city, July 11, 1879. He removed to Boston, Mass., 
with his parents in 1SS2, where he prepared for college in the English High 
School, class of 1898. He entered the University in September, 1899 and re- 
mained two years; was a musician in Company A, and acting chief musician of 
the corps of cadets; member of the A J! IT Fraternity. He entered the junior 
class of Dartmouth College and graduated B. S. in the class of 1903. 

He was rodman and transitman for E. W. Bowditch, Boston, in the summer 
of 1901; was special agent United States Department of Commerce and Labor, 
September, 1903-February, 1904; special agent and associate editor in the 
Labor Statistics Division, Mass., Bureau of Statistics, 1904 to 1908. Since 
this last date, he has been chief statistician in charge of the Labor Division, 
Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics. He was a private, 1st Ma.ssachusetts Signal 
Corps, 1897-1900; seaman, Massachusetts Naval Militia in 1900; private, 
lance-corporal, sergeant, and 1st sergeant. Battery K, 1st Regiment, Massa- 
chusetts Heavy Artillery, 1901-1905; 1st sergeant, 2nd Company, Massachusetts 
Coast Artillery Corps in 1906; private, corporal, acting regimental commissary- 
sergeant, 8th Regiment Infantry, Massachusetts National Guard, 1907-1908. 
He^is a member of the American Statistical Association; Sons of the American 
Revolution ;'Phi[Delt a Theta Fraternity of Dartmouth'College. 

He was married October 30, 1907, to Regina de le Ton of Wellesley, Mass. 



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WILLIAM REYNOLDS FARRINGTON, PH. B. 

William R. Farrington, son of Frederick Horton and Ella (Reynolds) 
Farrington, was born in Brandon, Vt., January 1, 18SL He prepared for col- 
lege in the schools of his town and entered the University in September, 1899, 
remaining one year; was a member of the 8 A Fraternity. 

He graduated Ph. B. from the LTniversity of Vermont in 1903; was a mem- 
ber of the J 6 Fraternity of that Institution. He studied law with Ex. Gov. 
E. J. Ormsbee of Brandon in 1903-04; and graduated LL. B. from the Boston 
University School of Law in 1906; was a member of the (PJ Law Fraternity 
of that Institution; was admitted to the Rutland county bar in October, 1908. 
He then began the practice of his profession in Brandon ; but was soon compelled 
to give up the work owing to ill-health. In 1910, he entered the employ of 
the Vermont Marble Company, where he has remained to date. 

He enlisted in Co. C, 1st Regiment, Vermont National Guard, in January, 
1904; was promoted regimental commissary sergeant; was commissioned 2d 
lieutenant in March, 1907; resigned in March, 1908. He is a member of the 
Congregational Church of Brandon; and is secretary of St. Paul's Lodge, No. 
25, F. and A. M., and Farmer's Chapter, No. 9, R. A. M. of Bnuidon. 



ELIOT GRANGER. 

Eliot Granger, son of Frank 
Edward and Mary (Patterson) Gran- 
ger, and grand nephew of Brownell 
Granger '57, was born in Boston, 
Mass., November 17, 1881, and died 
there, November 2, 1902. He pre- 
pared for college at the Boston English 
High School, class of 1899, and he en- 
tered the Civil Engineering depart- 
ment of the University, Seiitember 
14, 1899, remaining one year. Was 
a member of the; A I! If Fraternity. 
He was a student at the Massacliu- 
setts Institute of Technology, 1900-02. 




Eliot Granger. 



LOUIS HENRI JANVRIN. 

Louis 11. Jaiu-rin, son of Louis Henri and Mary Caroline (Bryant) Janvrin, 
was born in Saratoga, N. Y., September 11, 1882. He prepared for college in 
the schools of his town and in the Dresden, Germany schools, two years. 

He entered the University in 1899 and remained until November, 1902; 
was one of the founders c.f tiic Connnons Chih. lie attended lectures at the 



378 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. [1903 

University of Freiburg, Germany, in 1903-04; also traveled extensively in 
Europe. In 1904, he returned to Vermont and bought a farm, where he made 
his home until 1907, when he removed to Saratoga, N. Y. He contributed 
several articles to the Continental magazines. He is at present residing in 
Denver, Colorado. 

WILLIS GARFIELD PRIOR. 

Willis G. Prior, son of Cyrus and Lucy Jane (Mead) Prior, and brother 
of W. S. Prior, '89, and cousin of C. W. Mead, '81, was born in Underbill, Vt., in 
November IS, 1879. He prepared for college at the Underbill Academy and 
entered the University in 1899 and remained until 1900; was a member of 
A I n Fraternity. 

He was in the employ of his brother, B. H. Prior, '95, in the real estate 
business, Worcester, Mass., 1900-1903; with the Worcester Transcendent 
Light Co., Worcester, 1903-05; director. Conqueror Mining Reduction and 
Power Company, Empire, Colo., from 1905 to 1911. His address is Worcester, 
Mass. 

LIEUT. WILLIAM FRANKLIN ROBINSON, U. S. A. 

William F. Robinson, son of William Franklin Robinson, was born Octo- 
ber 27, 1880. He prepared for college in the schools of Dorchester, Mass., and 
at the English High School, Boston. He entered the University from Dor- 
chester in October, 1899, remaining one year. He enlisted in Company C, 
Battalion of Engineers, September 14, 1900; was pi-omoted corporal and later 
transferred to Company E, 2d Battahon of Engineers. He was commissioned 
2d lieutenant, 8th United States Infantry, October 9, 1903 and has served with 
this regiment to date. He served for some time at Fort Niagara, N. Y. He 
is at present stationed at the Presido of Monterey, Cal. 

CAPT. FREDERICK PERCIVAL ROGERS. 

Frederick P. Rogers, son of Col. J. Sumner and Jeannette (Wheeler) 
Rogers, was born at Orchard Lake, Michigan, September 1, 1881. He pre- 
pared for college at the Michigan Military Academy, and entered the Univer- 
sity, September 14, 1899, remaining until 1900, when owing to the illness of his 
father, he was obliged to give up his course. 

He was a student at the Bliss Electrical School in Washington, D. C.,1902- 
03; was in the employ of the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company, 
Washington, D. C, 1903-05, New England Telephone and Telegraph Company, 
from 1906 to date. He was 1st lieutenant and ordnance officer in the Michigan 
Military Academy. He enlisted in Company K, 2nd Regiment, District of 
Columbia National Guard, March 26, 1903; was appointed sergeant, April 
29, 1903; 1st sergeant, July 21, 1903; honorably discharged, October 30, 1903. 
He re-enlisted in the same company, September 3, 1904; was appointed ser- 
geant, November 1, 1904; elected captain. Company ]\1, same regiment, May 
16, 1905; resigned, November 10, 1906. He attended the United States Army 
Garrison School at Fort Myer, Va., 1905-06 He was commissioned 2d lieuten- 
ant. Company G, Second Regiment National Guard, State of Maine, August 
4, 1908; resigned October 27, 1908. He is a member of the Congregational 
Church. His address is 24 Sixth St., Bangor, Maine. 



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FRANCIS BYRON JUDD. 

Francis B. Judd, son of Rev. Allen 
and Ada (Thompson) Judd, was born 
in Brooklyn, Iowa, June 10, 1882. He 
prepared for college at the East High 
School of Des Moines, Iowa, and entered 
the Civil Engineering department of 
the University from that city in Sept- 
ember, 1899, remaining until June, 
1901 ; was 'a corporal in the corps of 
cadets ; was prominent in field athletics, 
winning the athletic prize in 1901; 
member of the 6 X Fraternity. 

He has been in the employ of 
the Schmitt and Henry Manufacturing 
Company of Des Moines, since 1901. 
He is a Republican in politics and a 
member of the Episcopal Church, the 
Masonic Lodge, and the Des Moines 
Turn Verein. 

He was married at Colfax, Iowa, 
August 4, 1904, to Mathile Joanna 
Schnittke, a native of White Hall, Wis. 
March 23, 1911. 




Francis Byron Judd. 
One child: Frances Allen, born 



WILLIAM CLARENCE THOMPSON. 

William C. Thompson, son of Moses Lorenzo and Alice Lillian (Prentice) 
Thompson, was born in Northfield, Vt., May 11, 1881. He prepared for col- 
lege at the Northfield High School and entered the Chemical department 
of the University, September 14, 1899, remaining until December, 1902; 
member of the X Fraternity. 

He went to Naples, Italy, in January, 1903, where he studied music until 
May, 190.5. He then returned to this country and was in the employ of the 
Western Electric Company of New York city, from May, 1905 until October, 
1907. He was accountant and assistant paymaster for the Bolivia R. R., 
La Paz, Bolivia, November, 1907-April, 1909. Since May, 1909, he has been 
in the employ of the Tacoma Street Railway Co. He is a member of the 
Congregational Church. 

He was married, January 28, 1903, to Mary Orcutt of Northfield. One 
child has been born to them : Laura Evelyn, born in November, 1904. 



LIEUT. FRANCIS BOWEN UPIIAM, U. S. A. 

Francis B. Upham, son of William Henry and Eliza Jane (Bowcn) Uphani, 
was born in Bellows P'alls, Vermont, March 24, 1881. He graduated from 
the local high school in 1899, and entered th(! University in September of the 
same year, remaining until June, 1900, when he received an appointm(>nt to 
the United States Military Academy at West Point; was a corporal in the 



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corps of cadets; won the Athletic medal m June, 1900; was a member of the 

6 A Fraternity. 

He graduated from West Point in 
June, 1905; won the "A" for holding 
the Academy record in the quarter 
mile running contest. He was com- 
missioned 2d lieutenant in the United 
States Artillery corps, June 13, 1905; 
was promoted 1st lieutenant, January 
25, 1907. His service is as follows: 
Fort Adam, R. I., September, 1905- 
April, 1907; Fort Moultrie, S. C, April- 
July, 1907; Fort Morgan, Ala., July, 
1907-July, 1908; on detached service 
in relief of flood sufferers at Natchez, 
and Vicksburg, Miss., in July, 1908; 
Fort Barancas, Fla., August, 1908- 
March 10, 1910; on detached ser- 
vice, militar_y map work in Tennessee, 
October, 1908-July, 1909; Fort Con- 
stitution, N.H., March-August, 1910; 
recruiting officer, Portland, Oregon, 

Lieut. Francis- Bowen Upham. August, 1910 to date. 

He wasmarried June 12, 1907, to Christine Louise Armstrong of Louisville, 
Kentucky. 

LIEUT. MERRILL DOLE WHEELER, U. S. A. 




Merrill D. ^Mieeler, son of 
Frank Hershill and Kate (Dole) 
Wheeler, was born in Cavendish, Vt., 
April 29, 1882. He prepared for 
college in the schools of his town 
and at the Black River Academy, 
Ludlow, Vt. He entered the Univ(M-- 
sity in September, 1899, and rr- 
mained one year, leaving to enter 
the U. S. Military Academy at West 
Point from which institution he 
graduated in June, 1904; was com- 
missioned 2d lieutenant, 22d U. S. In- 
fantry, June 15, 1904 and served with 
his company on the Islands of Men- 
danao and Jolo, Philippine Islands 
until October 2, 1905, when he re- 
signed his commission. 

In October, 1905, he purchased 
a plantation at Calbayog, Samar, 
P. I., and is extensively engaged in 
raising hemp, cocoanuts and other 
tropical products. He was a member 
University. 




of 



Lieut. Merrill Dole Wheeler. 

the A ^ II Fraternity at the 



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CLASS OF 1904. 



HOLTON REED DILLINGHAM, C. E. 

Holton R. Dillingham, son of William Harrison and Agnes Elmira (Hunt- 
ley) Dillingham, was born in Williamstown, Vt., June 3, 1883. In 1888, his 
parents removed to Northfield, where he attended the public schools and the 
high school. He entered the Uni- 
versity in September, 1900 and re- 
mained until June, 1902; re-entered 
in September, 1904 and remained 
until April, 1905; member of the 
S X Fraternity. The University 
conferred upon him in 1910 the degree 
of B. S. and C. E. as for 1904. 

He was topographer for S. D. 
Brady on location of Little Kanawha, 
Brimville & Eastern, and the Buck- 
hanon & Northern railways. West 
Virginia, September, 1902 to Feb- 
ruary, 1904; on similar work for same 
company in West Virginia and Ken- 
tucky, April-July, 1905; draftsman 
and transitman on location, and 
construction of the Wichita Valley 
R. R., for Morgan Jones in Texas, 
August, 1905-May, 1908. He was 
instrument man on construction 
work, New York Central Depot, 
New York Central ( and Hudson Holton Reed Dillingham. 

River Railroad Company, in New York city, May, 1906-March, 1907; chief 
of party on same work March 1907-March, 1910, and has served as assistant 
engineer from March, 1910 to date. 

He is a member of De Witt Clinton Lodge, F. and A. M., of Northfield 
and Standard Chapter, R. A. M., and Monton Commandery, No. 4, K. T., 
of New York. 

He was married Ai)ril 5, 1902 to Frances Bi-adshaw Stone of Charlotte, 
Vt. Two children: Harold Stone, born April 11, 1905; Elizabeth Huntley, 
born February 6, 1907. 




CHARLES FRANKLIN GALLUP, B. S. 

Charles F. Gallup, son of Joseph Adam anfl Sarah (Shaw) Gallup, and 
cousin of W. A. Shaw, '88, was born in Woodstock, Vermont, June 12, 1880. 
He prepared for college in the Woodstock High School, class of 1899 and entered 
the University in S(!i)tember of the same; year. \\v was obliged to b(! absent 
from th(! University in 1900-01 to"earn money to continue his course; returned 
to the University in September,^1901 and graduated B. S. in C. E. in 1904; 



382 NORWICH UNIVERSITY. [1904 

was a corporal, sergeant and 2d lieutenant and quartermaster in the corps of 
cadets; member of the A I! 11 Fraternity. 

He was employed by the Central Vermont R. R., as leveler on preliminary 
work at various periods during his senior year and for a short time after grad- 
uating. He was assistant in the engineer corps of the George B. Markle Com- 
pany coal miners and operators at Jeddo, Pa., 1904-0.5; Rapid Transit, Subway 
Construction Co., of New York city on subaqueous tunnel construction work 
1905-09; and resident engineer, maintenance of way department, Missouri 
Pacific R. R., St. Louis, Mo., 1908-1910. He is at present located at Astoria, 
Long Island, N. Y. 

RALPH LEON GILMAN, B. S. 

Ralph L. Gilman, son of Frank and Etta (Mattsoon) Gilman, was born 
in Chelsea, Vt., August 16, 1881. He prepared for college at the Chelsea 
Academy and entered the University in September, 1900, graduating B. S. in 
Civil Engineering in 1904; was a corporal and 1st lieutenant, Company A, in 
the corps of cadets; won second prize Austin Trophy in 1903 and 1904. 

He was an assistant engineer Central Vermont Ry., July- August, 1904; 
with F. A. Walker, architect and engineer, Barre, Vt., August-October, 1904; 
inspector. New England Telephone Company, October, 1904-May, 1906; 
construction engineer for same company with headquarters in Boston from 
May, 1906 to date. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church; 
Kane Lodge; and F. and A. M. of Lisbon, N. H. 

He was mamed at Stowe, Vt., December 31, 1908 to Sarah Annie Mayo. 

EARL DEXTER PERRY, B. S. 

Earl D. Perry, son of Frank Dexter Perry, was born in Worcester, Mass. 
He prepared for college in the schools of his city and entered the University 
in September, 1900, graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1904; was a corporal, sergeant 
and 2d lieutenant, Company A, in the corps of cadets; member of the 6 X 
Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer on the survey of the Bethel (Vt.) R. R. in 1904; 
was rodman and assistant engineer on construction work for the Pennsylvania 
R. R. in New York city, 1905-07. Since this last date, he has been the assis- 
tant general superintendent of the American Car Sprinkler Company of 
Worcester, Mass. He is a member of De Witt Clinton Lodge, F. and A. M. 
of Northfield. 

WILLIAM SELDON HUTCHINSON, B. S. 

William S. Hutchinson, son of William Watson, and Mary Eva (Stone) 
Hutchinson, was born in Enosburg Falls, Vermont, November 17, 1881. He 
prepared for college at the local high school and entered the University in 
September, 1900, graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1904; was a corporal, sergeant, 
and captain. Company A, in the corps of cadets; assistant business manager 
and manager of the Reveille; member of the A 1 11 Fraternity. 

He was levelman on railway location Central Vermont R. R., July, 1904, 
July, 1905; assistant resident engineer on construction work July, 1905-July- 



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1906. He was inspector for 
Clifford Lewis, C. E., Utica, N. Y., 
on the construction of a large con- 
crete dam at New York Mills, July- 
November, 1906; was transitman, 
Buffalo & Lake Erie Traction Com- 
pany, on location work, November, 
1906-May, 1907; was inspector on 
construction work for theLewiston, 
Augusta & Waterville St. Ry., at 
Lewiston, Me., from May, 1907 
until May, 1909, when he resigned 
his position to open an office as civil 
engineer in Enosburg Falls, where he 
has continued to date making a 
specialty of highway surveying. He 
served as instructor in the "N. U." 
Summer School of Engineering in 
1911. 

He was married in Enosburg 

Falls, Vt., December 12, 190.5, to William SeldonlHutchinson, 

Harriet Sarah Forsythe. They have one child; Frederick William, born 
Sei)tem})er 3, 1910. 




HOMER EATON CHASE RAINEY, B. S. 

u ~ Homer E. C. Rainey, son of the 

Rev. Frederick Golden and Mary 
(Chase) Rainey, was born in Chat- 
ham Center, N. Y., April 15, 1880. 
He prepared for college at the Round 
Lake (N. Y.) Academy, Chatham 
(N. Y.) High School, and at the 
Randolph (Vt.) High School. He 
entered the University from Ran- 
dolph, Vt., in September, 1900, 
graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1904; 
was a corporal, sergeant, and 1st 
lieutenant and adjutant in the corps 
of cadets; was a member of the 
A ^ 11 Fraternity. 

In July, 1904, he, entered the 
employ of the; New York Fire In- 
surance Exchange of New York city 
as an insurance' cngiiMHU", which posi- 
lion lie licld until August, 1910, 
wluMi h(! accei)Led a position with the 
Railroad Insurance Syndicate of New 
York city. He has written several 




Homer Eaton Chase Rainey. 



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articles pertaining to his work. He is the joint author of a series of text 
books on Fire Insurance, Fire Prevention and Fire Protection, now being pub- 
lished. He is an associate member of the National Fire Protection Associa- 
tion. 

He was married at Bourne, Mass., December 9, 1905, to Agnes Pearl Black- 
well, a former student at Radcliffe College and instructor, Northfield High 
School, 1902-03. Two children have been born to them: Frederica Black- 
well, born October 13, 1906; Frances Abby, born February 25, 1908. His 
residence is 23 Ridgewood Terrace, Maplewood, N. J. 



GEORGE CHRISTOPHER RANDALL, B. S. 

George C. Randall, son of Clarence Eugene and Mary Melinda (Dole) 
Randall, and nephew of Charles Dole, '69, was born in Northfield, Vt., March 

31, 1883. He prepared for college 
attheWoodsville, N. H., High School, 
class of 1898. He entered the Uni- 
versity from Woodsville, in Septem- 
ber, 1900, graduating B. S. in C. E. 
in 1904; was a corporal, first ser- 
geant and major in the corps of 
cadets; member of the X Frater- 
nity ; was assistant editor of the Reveille 
in 1902-03 and editor-in-chief 1903- 
1904; played on the class foot ball, 
base ball, and basket ball teams, re- 
ceived the medals for general scholar- 
.shiji in both military and academic 
lines in 1900 and 1901; received the 
Thomas Gold Medal and the Juckett 
medal in 1901; received the Shuttle- 
worth sword and the Senior gold 
medal. 

He was chief clerk to the division 
superintendent, Colorado & Southern 
R. R., Cheyenne, Wyoming, July- 
George Christopher Randall. September, 1904; chief train dis- 
patcher, Wyoming division, same road, September 1, 1904-October, 1906; 
chief clerk to the superintendent, Car Service, October, 1906 to date. He 
is member of DeWitt Clinton Lodge, No. 15, F. and A. M. of Northfield, 
Vt., and of Wyoming Consistory, No. 1, Cheyenne,Wyoming, A. A. S. R. 
He was married January 2, 1909, to Ethel Louise Kerr of Denver, Colo. 




LIEUT. WILLIAM ELBRIDGE CHARLES WASHBURN, B. S. 

William E. C. Washburn, son of William Oscar and Kate (Pierce) Wash- 
burn, was born in Northfield, Vermont, November 19, 1882. He prepared for 
college at the Northfield High School and entered the University in 1900, 
graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1904; was a corporal, sergeant and captain in the 
corps of cadets ; played four years on the base ball team, serving as captain in 
his senior year; played on the foot ball team two years; was assistant manager 



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of the baseball team, and manager of the foot ball and basket ball teams; 
was president of his class two years; was a member of the A ^ 17 Fraternity. 

He was a member of Company 
F, Vermont National Guard four 
years; was commissioned 2d lieu- 
tenant July 31, 1903; resigned May 
10, 1905. He received in 1904 an 
appointment to the army from 
"N. U." and passed the mental ex- 
amination and, but for a dislocation 
of his shoulder caused by playing 
basket ball, would have passed the 
physical examination. He was struc- 
tural draftsman and checker for Post 
& McCord of New York city, 1904- 
08. Upon the organization of the 
Northfield Trust Company, in 1908, 
he was appointed treasurer, which 
position he held until June, 1910, 
when he resigned the office. He is a 
member of the DeWitt Clinton Lodge, 
F. and A. M. of Northfield, King 
Solomon Chapter R. A. M., Mt. 
Zion Commandcry K. T. and Mount 
Sinai Temple of Montpelier. Lieut. WiUiam Elbridge Charles Washburn. 

He was married February 20, 1907, to Bertha Marion Stockwell, a native 
of Elgin, 111. 

GTTY GARFIELD RUSSELL, B. S. 

Guy G. Russell, son of Abijah 
and Katherine (Sisco) Russell, was 
born in Hartland, Vt., July 1, 1880. 
He attended the district school of his 
town and prepared for college in the 
Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, 
N. H., graduating from the EngUsh- 
Scientific course in 1900, was one of 
t lie founders of the "Junior Literary 
Society" and a life member of the 
" Philadelphian Society." He en- 
lercd the Chemi(!al dei)artmcnt of 
tlu! University in September, 1900, 
ti;raduating B. S. in June, 1904; was a 
corpoi-al, sergeant and a first lieuten- 
ant in the corps of cadets; won the 
bronze medal Austin trophy, in 1903; 
iiunnber of the A PVaternity. 

lie was a machine tender for 
the Hallard Vale Company, liallard 
Vale, Mass., 1904-1905; shipper for 
1m>11o\vs & ('ompany, Boston 1905- 
00; chemist with the Willis H. Lowe 




Guy Garfield Russell. 



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Company, Boston, 1906-07; store keeper of the chemical apparatus at the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a few months in 1907. He has 
been assistant chemist for the Massachusetts State Board of Health in the 
department of Water Analysis from 1907 to date. He is a member of the 
American Chemical Society. 



NON-GRADUATES, 1904. 



CRAIG OSCAR BURT. 

Craig O. Burt, son of Frank Oscar and Lillian A. (May) Burt, was born 
in Washington, Vermont, October 2, 1882. At an early age, his parents re- 
moved to Stowe, Vt., where he prepared for college. He entered the Civil 
Engineering department of the University in September, 1900, and remained 
until June, 1902, when owing to the death of his father, he was obliged to give 
up his college course and look after his business interests in Stowe. 

He was a member of the fu-m of C. E. & F. O. Burt, extensive lumber 
manufacturers, Stowe, from 1902 until 1907, when the company was incorpo- 
rated. Since this last date, he has served as treasurer of the company. He is a 
Republican in politics and has held several town offices. He is a member of 
Mystic Lodge, No. 56, F. and A. M., Tucker Chapter, R. A. M., Lamoille 
Commandery K. T. of Morrisville, and the Mt. Sinai Temple, Mystic Shrine 
of Montpelier ; 6 X Fraternity at " N. U.' ' 




GEORGE ELDRIDGE DUNHAM 

George E. Dunham, son of 
George Washington and Martha 
Ann (Vail) Dunham, and brother 
of Henry V. Dunham, '97, was 
l)orn in Worcester, Vt., May 4, 
1882, and died in Boston, Mass., 
January 24, 1904. In 1893, his par- 
ents removed to Northfield, where 
he prepared for college. He en- 
tered the Chemical department of 
the University in September, 1900, 
romaining one year; was a member 
of the A I II Fraternity. He then 
entered the Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology, where he remained 
until his death. He was a fine 
student and gave promise of a bril- 
liant future. 



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JOHN KENT MORRIS. 

John K. Morris, son of Hampden Pleasants and Bettine (Davis) Morris, 
was born in Gordonsville, Va., May 13, 1882. He prepared for college at the 
Keswick School, Va., and McGuire's 
School, Richmond, Va., and entered 
the University in September, 1900, 
remaining until June 1903. He re- 
entered the University in September, 

1906, and remained until June, 

1907, nearly completing the course 
in Civil Engineering; was a cor- 
poral and sergeant in the corps of 
cadets; played on the base ball 
team, being captain in 1903; played 
on the foot ball team ; was a member 
of the A I n Fraternity. 

He engaged in business in Gor- 
donsville, Va., from 1903 until 1906; 
was an insurance surveyor for the 
Sanborn Map Co., of New York city, 
June, 1908- May, 1910, since which 
date he has engaged in business 
in Northfield. He served during 
1902-1907 in Company F, 1st Reg- 
iment, Vermont National Guard. John Kent Morris. 

He was married June 4, 1902, to Eva Margarita Buzzell of Northfield, Vt., 
who died December 15, 1908. Two children were born to them: Marion 
Bettine, born April 18, 1903, and Carolyn Virginia, born August 28, 1904. 




LIEUT. HARRY ORLANDO SMITH, U. S. M. C. 

Harry O. Smith, son of Frank Vermont and Elva May (Slayton) Smith, 
was born in Stowe, Vermont, March 19, 1882. He attend(>d the schools of his 
town and the State Normal School, Randolph, Vt., 1899-1900, and entered 
the University in September, 1900. He remained two years, leaving to enter 
the United States Marine Corps; i)layed on the foot ball team; was a member of 
the A 2 II Fraternity. 

He was commissioned 2d lieutenant United States Marine Corps, October 
16, 1903. He served with the first brigade of the United States Marines on 
the Isthmus of Panama during the struggle between the Republic of Panama 
and Colombia, 1903-04; at Guantanimo, Cuba in 1904; served on the U. S. S., 
Alabama, North Atlantic fleet, on a cruise in European water, June 4-Novem- 
ber, 1904; was promoted 1st lieutenant, December 2, 1904, and assigned to 
shore duty at Annapolis, Md.; graduated from the United States Marine Corps 
School of Application, Annapolis, November 7, 190.5. He served at Ports- 
mouth, N. IL, November, 1905-March, 1906; was in command of the Marine 
Guard on the United States receiving ship Wabash, Boston, (Mass.) Navy 



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Yard, March, 1906-September, 1906; served as adjutant and quartermaster of 
the 2d battalion 1st Provisional Regiment, United States Marine Corps, with 

the United States Army of Paci- 
fication in Cuba, September, 1906- 
January, 1909; was quartermaster 
at the Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, 
Boston, Mass., January-December, 
1909; was in command of Com- 
pany A, Nicaraguan Expeditionary 
regiment in Nicaragua, December, 
1909-April, 1910; was in command 
of marine detachment on the United 
States battleship, Indiana, on cruise 
to Europe wth the United States 
midshipman practice Squadron, 
April-September, 1910; on duty at 
the United States Naval Prison, 
Na\y Yard, Boston, Mass., as 
acting assistant quartermaster from 
September, 1910 to date. He is a 
member of Mystic Lodge, F. and 
A. M. of Stowe, Vermont. 

He was married September 6, 
1906, to Anna Brigham Fitz of Dor- 
chester, Mass.: one child, Yvonne 
Lieut. Harry Orlando Smith Richardson, born January 2, 1908. 




SERGT. ROYAL LEE MEAD. 

Royal L. Mead, son of Capt. 
Charles Wright Mead, '81, and Emma 
A. (Bayard) Mead, was born in Madi- 
son, Montana. He attended the 
schools of his towTi and finished his 
preparation for college at the North- 
field High School. He entered the 
University in September, 1900 and 
remained two years. He then enlisted 
in the United States Marine Corps; 
was promoted corporal and sergeant. 
He was discharged from the service in 
1908, and is at present engaged in 
engineering work in Massachusetts. 




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He attended the schools 



STANLEY DAYTON NICHOLS. 

Stanley D. Nichols, son of Dayton Lorenzo and Lucy (Van Deusen) 
Nichols, was born in Roxbury, Vt., April 19, 1883. 
of his town and the Northfield 
High School, and entered the Uni- 
versity in September, 1900, re- 
maining three years; played on the 
foot ball team three years, and the 
base ball team two years. 

He was a clerk for Bond 
Brothers, of Middlebury, Vt., from 
December, 1903 to December, 1904; 
engaged in learning telegraphy in 
1904-06; was station agent, Central 
Vermont R. R., February, 1906- 
September, 1908. Since this last 
date, he has engaged in the general 
mercantile business with his father 
in Roxbury under the firm name of 
D. L. Nichols & Son. He is a 
member of the Episcopal Church; 
DeWitt CUnton Lodge, F. and A. M- 
of Northfield. 

He was married April 18, 1906, 
to Eleanor Veit, a native of Gaspe, 
Canada. Two children have been 
born to them: Frederick Dayton, 
Van Deusen, born November 1, 1908. 




Stanley Dayton Nichols, 
born January 18, 1907,' and Lucy 




Nathan Lee Thomas. 



NATHAN LEE THOMAS. 

Nathan L. Thomas, son of Henry 
Albert and Harriet Elvira (Barnes) 
Thomas, and brother of Maj. Fred B. 
Thomas, '95, was born in Stowe, 
\'erni()nt, September 7, '81. He i)re- 
jiarcd for college in the schools of 
his town and entered the University 
in 1900 and remained two years; was 
a nicniber of the (') X Fraternity. He 
entered the employ of the Sanborn 
Map Company, of New York city in 
.July, 1902 as an insurance surveyor, 
and lias remained with lliein to 
dale. 

He was marri(;d October 6, 1904, 
to N(!tti(^ Lu('y Cioodwiii of Webster, 
N. H. On(! child has been born to 
them: Barbara, born December 18, 
1906, died April 18, 1908. 



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CLASS OF 1905. 



RALPH ALBURTON BOOTH, A. B. 

Ralph A. Booth, son of the Rev. Isaac Phillips Booth, D. D. (q. v.), trustee 
of "N. U.' ' and Julia Ehza (Crawford-) Booth, was born in Northfield, Novem- 
ber 10, 1883. In 1894, his parents removed to Morrisville, Vermont, where 
he prepared for college at Peoples Academy. He entered the University in 
September, 1901, and graduated A. B. in 1905; was a corporal, 1st sergeant and 
1st lieutenant in the corps of cadets; won Freshman prize, general average, 
1902; assistant editor of the Reveille; member of the A 2 FI Fraternity. 

He taught in the public schools of Stafford, Conn., 1905-07, 1909 to date; 
was instructor in Latin Greek and Commercial Law in the Peoples Academy, 
Morrisville, Vermont, 1907-09. He is a member of the Stafford Grange, No. 55. 



JOSEPH CLEOPHAS COULOMBE, M. S. 

Joseph C. Coulombe, son of Cleophas and Marie (Poirrier) Coulombe, 
was born in St. Thomas, Quebec, January 29, 1883. In 1889, his parents re- 
moved to Island Pond, Vermont, where he prepared for college. He entered 

the University in September, 1901, 
graduating B.S. in C.E., in 1905; 
played on the foot ball, base ball, 
and basket ball teams four years, 
being captain of the base ball team 
in 1905; member of the 6 X Fra- 
ternity; received the degree of M. S. 
in course in 1910. 

He was in the employ of the 
Boston Elevated R. R. from Octo- 
ber, 1905 to January, 1906; the 
Post & McCord Company, in New 
York, from January to April, 1906; 
the Perkins Brokerage Company, 
April to September, 1906; the New 
Jersey Central R. R., September 
to December, 1906; the Perkins 
Brokerage Company, December, 
1906 to October, 1908. For several 
years, he has devoted much time to 
the invention of various mechanical 
appliances. Since October, 1908, 
he has engaged as an inventor and 
Joseph Cleophas Coulombe. consulting mechanical engineer. 

One of his best known inventions is the Coulombe noiseless gun, which 
rivals the silencer attachment manufactured by Mr. Maxim. From 
October, 1908 to February, 1909, he was in Caracas, Venezuela in the interest 




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of this invention, and during this time witnessed many thrilling incidents of 
the rebellion taking place in that country. 

He was married September 5, 1904, to Blanche Louise Dumas of North- 
field (Gouldsville), Vt. Two children have been born to them : France Bailey 
born August 12, 1905; Joseph Grant, born December 30, 1906. His address is 
Deny, N. H. 

LIEUT. HARRY RAYMOND DEAL, B. S. 

Harry R. Deal, son of WiUiam Byron and Mary Emma (Rogers) Deal 
was born in Piermont, N. H., February 4, 1881. He prepared for college in 
the schools of his town and the Bradford (Vt.) Academy. He entered the 
University in September, 1901, graduating B. S. in Chemistry in 1905; was a 
sergeant and major in the corps of cadets; member of the X Fraternity. 

He was assistant commandant of the Michigan Military Academy, Or- 
chard Lake, Mich., September, 190.5-June, 1906. In September, 1909, he en- 
tered the employ of the Sanborn Map Co., of New York city, as an insurance 
surveyor and has remained with this company to date. He served as first 
lieutenant and battalion adjutant. First Regiment, Vermont National Guard, 
from August 18, 1905 to July 25, 1910. He is a member of Charity Lodge, 
F . and A. M., of Bradford, Vt. 

He was married at Sandwich, Ontario, October 8, 1910, to Eleanor Wendell 
Devendorf, a native of Detroit, Mich. 

JOSEPH HAROLD DENNY, B. S. 

Joseph H. Denny, son of Homer and Nancy (Ferris) Denny, was born in 
Northfield, Vt., June 17, 1883. He prepared for college at the Northfield 
High School and entered the Uni- 
versity in September, 1900, grad- 
uating B. S. in Chemistry in 1905; 

was sergeant and 2d lieutenant in ^^^^^g^^^^r. ' i..> , ■'<%■%. 

the corps of cadets; won first prize, 
Sheldon contest in 1902; assistant 
manager and manager of the Re- 
veille; manager of the base ball team; 
member of the A 2' J I Fraternity. 

He engaged in the grocery busi- 
ness in Northfield in company with 



K. R. B. Flint, '03, 1905-08; was a 
traveling salesman for the N. K. 
Fairbanks Company, 1908-10. Since 
this last date, he has engaged in 
general insurance business in North- 
field. 

He was married, June 6, 1906, 
to Florence Belle Houston of 
Northfield. Two children have 
been bom to them :^Bradford Gold- 
win, bom January 5, 1908; Chris- 

tina Helen, born January 1, 1911. Joseph Harold Denny. 




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ERNEST ALLEN LAWRENCE, B. S. 

Ernest A. Lawrence, son of John and Julia Ann (Hill) Lawrence, was 



born in Montpelier, Vt., April 14, 1882. 




Ernest Allen Lawrence. 



He prepared for college at the Mont- 
pelier High School, and entered the 
L'niversity in September, 1901, 
graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1905; 
was a corporal, sergeant major, 
captain Company A, in the corps 
of cadets; was class president three 
years; won Thomas medal in the 
sophomore and junior years; won 
the Shuttleworth sword and the 
Senior gold medal; President's 
medal in Freshman and Sophomore 
years; editor-in-chief of the Reveille; 
member of the S \ Fraternity. He 
has served as draftsman for Post & 
McCord, structural steel contrac- 
tors and engineers from July, 
1905 to date. He is a member of the 
Unitarian Church. 

He was married at Great Bar- 
rington, Mass., September 2, 1907, 
to Laura Willard Pratt, a native 
of Brattleboro, Vt. They have one 
child: Edith, born September 27, 
1909. 



JOY CLYDE ROSS, B. S. 

Joy C. Ross, son of David Permort and Agnes Margaret (Laird) Ross, 
was born in Almont, Mich., September 28, 1882. In March, 1886, his parents 
removed to EUendale, N. D., where he attended the public schools. He 
finished his preparation for college at the Imlay City, Michigan High School, 
graduating as valedictorian of his class in 1901. He entered the University, 
January 3, 1902, and graduated B. S. in C. E., in 1905; was 1st sergeant, bat- 
talion quartermaster-sergeant and captain, Company B, in the corps of cadets; 
Alumni editor of the Reveille; member of the \ Fraternity. 

He was employed for a few months in 1905 on the Rapid Transit Tunnel 
between New York city and Brooklyn. In August, 1906, he went to the 
Alaskan Gold Fields, where he stayed two years, meeting with fair success. In 
September, 1908, he entered the employ of the Sanborn ]\Iap Co., of New York, 
as an insurance surveyor, and has remained with this company to date. His 
permanent addre.ss is Imlay City, Michigan. 



MAJ. EDWARD MOORE, B. S. 

Edward Moore, son of Samuel Robert and Margaret Ann (Montgomery) 
Moore, was born m Island Pond, Vermont, March 23, 1883. He prepared for 
college in the schools of his town and entered the University in September, 



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1901, graduating B. S. from the 
Science and Literature course in 
1905; was a corporal and 1st lievi- 
tenant and adjutant in the corps of 
cadets; won second prize Sheldon 
contest in 1902; member of the X 
Fraternity. 

He was instructor and com- 
mandant of cadets, St. Matthews 
Military School, Burlingame, Cal., 
1905-10; head instructor of the 
Lower Department, Vermont Aca- 
demy, Saxtons River, Vt., 1910 to 
date. He took a course of instruc- 
tion in the University of Cali- 
fornia, summer session of 190S; 
held rank of major in the National 
Guard of California, 1905-08. He 
is a member of the Episcopal 
Church; Sierra Club of San Fran- 
cisco; California Physical Geogra- 
phy Club. 




Major Edward Moore. 



PERCIVAL CREIGHTON SINCLAIR, B. S. 




Johnsoi 
August 



Percival 

, Vt. 
4, 1909 



Creighton Sinclair. 



'i'wo children have been born to them 
; Persis Etta, born July 25, 1910. 



Percival C. Sinclair, son of 
John Harmon and Mary Etta 
(Crowell) Sinclair, was born in 
Johnson, Vt., September 17, 1881. 
He prepared for college at the State 
Normal School at Johnson, and en- 
tered the University in September, 
1901, graduating B. S. in Civil 
Engineering in 1905; was a corporal, 
serge.ant, captain Company C, in 
the corps of cadets; i)layed on the; 
foot ball team; moml)er of the 
(P K J now the 2' (P E Fraternity. 

In July, 1905, he accepted the 
j)osition of assistant engineer for 
Durkeo, White and Town, civil 
engineers, 292 Main Street, Spring- 
field, Mass., which position he still 
retains. He is a member of the 
I'"irst Baptist Church of Johnson, 
Vermont. 

lie was married September 5, 
190(), to Gladys Ellen Rogers of 
Ruth Emily, born 



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NON-GRADUATES, 1905. 



SECOND LIEUT. VINCENT JOHN BRENNAN, JR. 



Vincent J. Brennan, son of Vincent John and Cora (Keyes) Brennan, was 
born in North Hartland, Vt., November 19, 1883. He prepared for college 

in the public schools of Newport, 
N. H., Dedham, Mass., and at 
the Holy Cross preparatory school, 
Worcester, Mass. He entered the 
Chemical department of the Uni- 
versity from Quechee, Vt., in 
September, 1900, remaining two 
years; played on his class foot ball 
and base ball teams; was a member 
of the d X Fraternity. 

He was assistant chemist for 
the Cassella Color Co., of Boston, 
Mass., June, 1902-June, 1905; assis- 
tant chemist wdth F. E. Alteaux, 
Boston, June, 1905-August, 1906. 
Since this last date, he has been 
assistant to the agent of the Bamp- 
ton Woolen Co., of Newport, N. H., 
and chemist in charge of the 
chemical and dying department. 
He was commissioned 2d lieut en- 
Second Lieut. Vincent John Brennan, Jr. ant in the Ist New Hampshire 
National Guard in 1910. He was married, July 7, 1909, to Helen R. Dudley 
of Newport, N. H. 




WILLIAM HENRY MORRILL. 



WilUam H. Morrill, son of Frank Eugene and Mary Sarah (Dean) Mor- 
rill, was born in Burlington, Vt., April 25, 1883. In 1887, his parents removed 
to Winterport, Maine and in 1900 to Northfield, Vt. He prepared for college 
at the Winterport (Maine) High School, and entered the Ci\il Engineering 
department of the University in September, 1901, remaining until April, 1903; 
played on the class foot ball team; member of the B X Fraternity. 

He was in the employ of the Ellis Granite Company of Northfield, April, 
1903-06. He served in Company F, 1st Regiment Vermont National Guard 
as sergeant, 1st sergeant and quartermaster-sergeant, 1901-06. In December, 
1907, he enlisted in the United States Navy and has served to date, seeing 
much service in various parts of the world. He is at present a coxswain 
gun captain. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., and the Modern Woodmen of 
America. 



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DANIEL ALCOTT HOLLAND, M. D. 

Daniel A. Holland, son of Tim- 
othy and Mararet (Mulcahey) Hol- 
land and brother of James M. 
Holland, '83 was born in Northfield, 
Vermont, August 4, 1882. He at- 
tended the Northfield High School, 
and entered the University in Septem- 
ber, 1900, remaining until June, 
1903. He was a student at the 
University of Vermont Medical Col- 
lege, 1903-05; graduated M. D., 
from the University of Kentucky, 
Medical College, Louisville, Ky., in 
1909. 

He located in Bentley, Kansas, 
June, 1909, where he practiced his 
profession until 1910. He then re- 
moved to Cambridge, Kan., where 
he has continued his practice to 
date. 

He was married in 1910, to Flossie 
Lyon of Cambridge, Kansas. 




Dr. Daniel Alcott Holland. 



CAPT. HAROLL MOORE HOWE. 




Capt. Haroll Moore Howe. 



HaroU M. Howe, son of Frank 
Lee and Lillian Emogene (Moore) 
Howe, was born in Northfield, Ver- 
mont, July 14, 1882. He prepared 
for college in the Northfield High 
School and entered the University in 
September, 1901 and remained nearly 
1 1 iree years. He was a member of the 
I 2 II Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer on the 
Northfield Water Works 1906-07; 
with John L. Collins, '96; on the 
(ionstruction of the Waterbury sewer 
system in 1909; with F. L. Howe & 
Co., Marble & Granite Woks, 1906- 
09. In April, 1909, he accepted a 
position in the United States House 
of Representatives, Washington, D. 
C, which position he retained until 
1911. He has taken much interest 
in military matters; was musician of 
Company F, 1st Regiment, Vermont 
National Guard, corporal, 1st ser- 



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geant, 1st lieutenant and battalion adjutant in 1903; captain, Company F, 
1906-07; 1st lieutenant same company since, April, 1911. He is a member 
of the Episcopal church, and DeWitt Cinton Lodge, F. and A. M., No. 15, of 
Northfield. Vermont. 

He was married, October 19, 1910, to Ella Elizabeth MuUis, of Friday 
Harbor, state of Washington. 

WILLIAM RENSSELAER McFEETERS, A. B., LL. B. 

William R. McFeeters, son of 
Emmet and Lucy Mary (Pelton) 
McFeeters, was born in Enosburg 
Falls, Vt., April 7, 1885. He pre- 
])ared for college at the Enosburg 
Falls High School and entered the 
University in 1901, remaining one 
year; won third prize, Sheldon Con- 
test in 1901; received Freshman 
medal for mihtary standing; was a 
member of the A ^ FI Fraternity. 
He graduated A. B., from Dart- 
mouth in 1905, and LL. B., from 
the Harvard University Law School 
in 1908. He is at present represent- 
ing the West Publishing Company, 
of St. Paul, Minn., in the state of 
Xew York. He is a member of Lin- 
coln Lodge, No. 78, F. and A. M. and 
Lafayette Chapter, No. 4, R. A. M., 
of Enosburg Falls; member Q A d 
William Rensselaer McFeeters. of Dartmouth. 

He was married in Boston, Mass., August 3, 1906, to Alma Alice Stone. 
His address is Enosburg Falls, Vt. 




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FRED ELTON STEELE, JR., M. D. 

Fred E. Steele, son of Dr. Fred Elton Steele, '82 and Luna May (Brooks) 
Steele, was born in Stockbridge (Gaysville) Vermont, September 11, 1883. 
He attended the Gays-ville High 
School, and entered the University in 
September, 1901, and remained two 
years in the Science and Literature 
course; was a sergeant in the corps 
of cadets; assistant editor of the 
Reveille; played on the base ball team; 
member of the A 2 IJ Fraternity. 

He entered the Baltimore Medi- 
cal College in 1903, and graduated 
M. D. in 1907. He has practiced 
his profession in Waterbury, Ver- 
mont from 1907 to date; has served 
as health officer, chairman of the 
local Board of Health from 1908 to 
date. He served in Company H, 
Vermont National Guard, 1904-06, 
being promoted corporal during the 
maneuvers at Manassas, Va., in 1900. 
He is a member of the Phi Chi, 
Alpha Chapter of the Baltimore 
Medical College; the Washington 
County Medical Society; Vermont 
Medical Society; the Twenty-five Club, 
to Emlie Kelsey Grow of Burlington, Vt. 




Dr. Fred Elton Steele, Jr. 
He was married February 2, 1911, 




Polo Game, State Fair, White River Jet., Vt., 1908. 



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CLASS OF 1906. 



CLARENCE RAYMOND ANDREW, B. S. 

Clarence R. Andrew, son of Joseph and Mabelle (Peckham) Andrew, was 
born at Island Pond, Vt., November 9, 1882. He prepared for college at the 
Maine Wesleyan Seminary, one year and at Tilton Seminary, Tilton, N. H., 
three years. He entered the University, September, 1903, from Winthrop 
Center, Maine and graduated B. S. in C. E. in 1906, completing the course in 
three years. He was battalion sergeant-major, captain, Company A, in the 
corps of cadets; played on the foot ball team three years, being manager one 
year; won third prize Austin Trophy in 1904; member of the d X Fraternity. 

He was inspector for the United States Engineer Corps at Dam No. 11, 
Ohio River, 1906-07; time-keeper for the McCUntic Marshall Construction 
Company, of Pittsburg to June, 1907; junior engineer United States Engineer 
Corps at Dam No. 11, Ohio River, June, 1907-March, 1909; assistant engineer 
Missouri Pacific R. R., March, 1909-May, 1910; junior engineer United States 
Engineer Corps at Dam No. 11, Ohio River, May, 1910 to Aug. 1, 1911. Since 
this last date, he has been first assistant engineer on Locks and Dam, 
No. 1.5, Ohio river, New Martinsville, W. Va. 

He was married August 24, 1910, to Mary E. Smith of Waltham, Mass. 



SYDNEY WALLACE BAMPTON, B. S. 

Sydney W. Bampton, son of Robert Bampton, Jr., and Diana Tewk.sbury 
(Barton) Bampton, was born in Roxbury, Mass., October 19, 1882. He pre- 
pared for college at the Pinkerton 
Academy, Derry, N. H., and at the 
Enghsh High School, Boston, Mass. 
He entered the University in Septem- 
ber, 1902, and graduated B. S. in C. 
E., in 1906; was a corporal, second and 
first heutenant Company A, in the 
corps of cadets; played on the foot 
ball team, 1904-06; president, athle- 
tic association, 1905-06; manager, 
basket ball team, 1905; assistant edi- 
tor of the Reveille; member of the 
A J 77 Fraternity. 

He was assistant on water power 
development and sewerage disposal 
in New York in 1906; with the 
Charles River Basin Commission, 
Boston, Mass., 1906-October, 1909; 
with Percy M. Blake, civil engineer, 
Newtonville, Mass., as assistant en- 
gineer on hydraulic work, October, 
1909- January, 1910; assistant engi- 
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Supply from March 21, 1910 to date. He is located at present on Section one, 
Kensico Division, Southei-n Aqueduct Department, with headquarters of the 
division at Valhalla, N. Y. 

He was married October 7, 1909, in Natick, Mass., to Maud Estelle 
Gilligan, assistant Northfield High School, 1903-05. 



LUDLOW OSMOND BARKER, JR 

Ludlow O. Barker, son of Lud- 
low Osmond and Lizzie (Case) 
Barker, was born in Westerly, 
R. I., April 20, 1882. He prepared 
for college ;in the public schools of 
Woods ville^N. H. and entered the 
University in 1902, graduating B. 
S. in C. E., in 1906; was a corporal, 
sergeant, 2d lieutenant, and first 
lieutenant. Company B, in the corps 
of cadets; editor-in-chief of the 
Reveille, 1905-06; cartoonist on the 
War TF/ioop;meniber of the A Z FI 
Fraternity. 

He was inspector for the 
United States Government at Lock 
No. 11, Ohio River, July-November 
1 3, 1906; at Lock No. 8, Ohio River, 
July 15, 1908 to date. He was 
draftsman with the South & Western 
R. R., Johnson City, Tenn., Novem- 
ber 15, 1906-July 15, 1908. He 
was elected junior member of the 



B. S. 




Ludlow Osmond Barker, Jr. 



American Society of 
East Liverpool, Ohio. 



Civil Engineers, January 3, 1907. His address 



JOSE MARIA FARRAGOITIA Y CARBONELL, B. S. 

Jose Maria Augustin Farragoitia y Carbonell, son of Ramon Ysidro y Ruiz 
and Maria Rosa (Farragoitia y Treyes) Carbonell, was born in Havana, Cuba, 
August 28, 1883. He prepared for college under the instruction of his father. 
He was a student in civil engineering at the University of Havana, one year. 
He then entered the Sophomore class of the University in September, 1903, 
graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1906. He was an ordnance-sergeant and graduated 
with the rank of second lieutenant. He has engaged in engineering in Cuba 
to date. 



HUGH JAMES BETTERLEY, B. S. 

Hugh J. Bctterley, son of James Nicholas and Mary Akkic (Miles) Bet- 
terley, was bom in Dummerston, Vt., February 29, 1882. Ho attended the 
schools of his town and the Mt. Hermon Preparatory School, Northfield, Mass. 



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1899-1902. He entered the University in September, 1902, and graduated 

B. S. in C. E. in 1906; was a corporal, sergeant, second lieutenant, and captain 

Company C, in the corps of cadets; 
manager of the base ball team, 1905; 
played right end on the foot ball team 
in 1905; member of the ^ A Fraternity. 

He was in the employ of the 
A\'estern Electric Company, New 
York city from September to Decem- 
ber 9, 1906, when he accepted a posi- 
tion with the Engineering Depart- 
ment, Bureau of Lands, Civil 
Government, P. I., where he remained 
until February, 1908, when he was 
transferred to the United States En- 
gineering Department, Federal Ser- 
vice on fortification construction at 
Corregidor, P. I. He held this posi- 
tion until the summer of 1910, when 
he returned to the United States. He 
was an assistant engineer with the 
Connecticut State Highway com- 
mission, 1910-11. He is a member 
of Brattleboro Lodge, No. 102, F. and 

Hugh James Betterley. A. M. of Brattleboro, Vt. 

He was married in 1910, to Katherine Swett, sister of J. B. Swett, '06. 
ARTHUR EMORY BURR, B. S. 

Ai'thm- E. Burr, son of Charles 
Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Sharpe) 
Burr, was born in Springfield, Ver- 
mont, July, 11 1884. In 1886, his 
parents removed to Bellows Falls, 
Vermont, where he attended the 
public schools and the high school. 
He entered the University in Septem- 
ber, 1902, and graduated B. S. in 

C. E. in 1906; was a corporal, 1st 
sergeant, and sergeant-major in the 
corps of cadets; member of the X 
Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer with 
Curtis & Hine, on construction work 
tor the Eastern, Southern and 
Central Colorado Power Cos., plant, 
with headquarters in Colorado 
Springs, Col., July, 1906-1907; was 
inspector on construction work and 
instrument man, Chicago, Mil- 
waukee & St. Paul R. R., in Wash- 
ington, 1907-08; assistant engineer for 




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the Alaska Petroleum & Coal Co., at Katalla, Alaska, ori railroad survey to 
the Carbon Mt., coal fields, 1908-09; draftsman. North Coast, R. R. Com- 
pany, at Spokane, Wash., 1909 to date. He is a member of King Solomon's 
Temple Lodge, No. 45, F. and A. M. of Bellows Falls, Vermont. 

He was married December 1, 1909, to Louise Alice Newell, of Northfield, 
Vermont. 

WILLIAM SAFFORD CLARKE, B. S. 

William S. Clarke, son of Dr. William Johnson and Mary Alida (Safford) 
Clarke, was born in Milford, Mass., October 4, 1884. He graduated from 
the local high school in 1902, and entered the University in September of the 
same year, graduating B. S. in Chemistry in 1906; was a corporal and first 
lieutenant, Company C, in the corps of cadets; was assistant editor of the 
Reveille; played on the class basket ball team ; assisted in founding the Commons 
Club (q. v.), serving as its president; won second prize, Sheldon contest in 
1904; was assistant in the Chemical laboratory in 1905-06. He took post- 
graduate work in Chemistry at Harvard University, 1906-07. His address is 
Milford, Mass. 



FIRST LIEUT. DANA HOWES OILMAN, B. S. 

Dana H. Oilman, son of Oeorge Elwyn and Lucy (Averill) Oilman, was 
born in Paw Paw, Mich., October 19, 1885. In 1897, his parents removed to 
Brattleboro, Vt., where he graduated 
from the high school. He entered the 
University in September 1902, and 
graduated B.S. in C. E. in 1906; was a 
corporal, sergeant, and captain. Com- 
pany B, in the corps of cadets; was 
president of his class in 1906; won first 
prize Sheldon contest in 1903; won 
Freshman and Sophomore, Military 
medals; Senior gold medal; assistant 
editor of the Reveille; member of the 
8 X Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer for the 
Colorado & Southern R. R., 1900-09, 
and was engaged in ballast work dur- 
ing 1906-07, bridge and building in- 
spector in 1908; right of way and loca- 
tion work in 1909. He returned to 
Brattleboro in September, 1909, and 
became a partner with his father 
under firm of O. E. Oilman & Son, 
and has engaged in general contract- 
ing and trucking business to date. ^^^^t Lieut. Dana Howes Oilman. 

Since March, 1910, he has also engaged in general engineering work in 
company with J. E. Helgar, '11. He was commissioned [[first j lieutenant, 
Company I, 1st Regiment, Vermont National Guard, December, 1909. j He 
is a member of the Brattleboro Wheel Club. | 

He was married in Northficild, Vt., October^l7, 1908, to Clara Drummond 
Hovey, daughter of Maj. H. W. Hovey, U. S. A., (q. v.). 




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CHARLES RALPH HARTWELL, B. S. 

Charles R. Hartwell, son of Amos Perry and Ella Eliza (Foster) Hartwell, 
was born in jMontpelier, Vermont, August 22, 1884. He prepared for college 
at the Montpelier High School and entered the University in September, 1902, 
graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1906; was a corporal, 1st sergeant, and color-ser- 
geant in the corps of cadets; assistant business manager of the i?emZZe, 1905, 
and business manager in 1906; assisted in re-establishing the War Whoop in 
1906; was a member of the A J U Fraternity. 

He was detail draftsman for the Riter-Conly Co., Pittsburg, Pa., June 
28-October 1, 1906; insurance surveyor, Sanborn Map Company, New York 
city, and engaged in mapping Memphis, Tenn., and many other towns, mostly 
in the South, October 1, 1906 to August 15, 1909; insui'ance surveyor for the 
Association Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Company, of Philadelphia, Pa., 
August 15, 1909 to January 1, 1910; fire protection engineer, and inspector for 
same company from January 1, 1910 to date. 



BRADFORD PIERCE HOVEY, B. S. 

Bradford P. Hovey, son of Maj. Henry Walter Hovey, U. S. A., (q. v.), 
and Carrie French (Tower) Hovey, was born in Fort Sill, Indian Territory, 

April 3, 1886. In September, 1895, 
his parents removed to Northfield, 
where he prepared for college at the 
Northfield High School. He entered 
the University in September, 1902 
and graduated B. S. in Chemistry in 
1906; was a corporal, 1st lieutenant. 
Company A, and major in the corps 
of cadets; received the Freshman 
Military medal; Shuttleworth sword 
in 1905; military editor of the Reveille; 
played on the base ball team in 
1903; member of the A I 11 Fra- 
ternity; assistant secretary, "N. U." 
Alumni Association, New York city, 
1909 to date. 

He took special work in chemis- 
try at the Graduate School, LTniver- 
sity of Pennsylvania, 1906-07. He 
was chemist for Publishers Paper 
Co., at Portsmouth, N. H., in 1907; 
with the Boston Finance Commission, 

Bradford Pierce Hovey. Boston, Mass., 1907-08; with the 

American Woolen Company, New York city, from 1909 to date. He ser- 
ved as private, corporal and sergeant. Company F, 1st Regiment Ver- 
mont National Guard and post ordnance-sergeant, regimental color-sergeant 
and regimental sergeant-major, same regiment. His present address is 419 
West 115th St., New York city. 




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JAMES BALDWIN SWETT, B. S. 

James B. Swett, son of Dr. William P. and Susan (Baldwin) Swett, and 
grandson of Rev. Josiah Swett, '37, was born in Terry villa, Coim., June 8, 1884. 
In 1892, his parents moved to 
Southern ^Pines, No. Carolina. He 
attended the schools of Terryville 
and Southern Pines, and entered the 
Sophomore class of the Brooklyn 
Polytechnic Institute in 1901, re- 
maining one year. He entered the 
University in September, 1902, and 
graduated B. S. in Civil Engineering 
in 1906; was a sergeant and first 
lieutenant & quartermaster in the 
corps of cadets; member of the 
A I n Fraternity. 

He was a surveyor with the 
Bureau of Lands, Philippine Islands, 
October, 1906 to November, 1908 anf 
engaged on Friar Lands surveys in 
Laguna Province, and general sur- 
veys in NuevaEcija Province, Luzon. 
For the five months previous to re- 
turning to the States in March, 1909, 
he was employed as an inspector and 
transitman on concrete construction James Baldwin Swett. 

on Coast defense batteries for the United States Engineering Department, 
Corregidor Island, Manila Bay. His address is Southern Pines, No. Carolina. 

FRANK NELSON TINKER, B. S. 

Frank N. Tinker, son of George 
Anderson and Ellen Maria (Bailey) 
Tinker, was born in Albany, Vt., 
September 17, 1883. He attended the 
Peacham, (Vt.) Academy and finished 
his preparation for college at the Mt. 
Hermon School, Northfield, Mass., 1899- 
1903, being obliged to give up his 
work a short time before graduating, 
owing to sickness. He entered the 
Sophomore class of the University in 
September, 1903. In September, 1905, 
he entered the Thayer School of Dart- 
mouth College and passing the work, 
was graduated in April, 1906. He then 
returned to the University, May 1, and 
graduated with high rank with his class. 
He played on the football team; mem- 
ber of the A 2' J I Fraternity. 
Frank Nelson Tinker. He was resident engineer on the con- 

struction of the electric railroad from Bennington, Vt., to North Adams, 
Mass., 1906-07; was associate professor of Civil Engineering at "N. U.", 
1907-08. 




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CLARENCE ARTHUR TENNEY, C. E. 

Clarence A. Tennej^, son of John Hial and Hattie Lovina (Wilder) Tenney, 
was born in Windham, Vermont, August 25, 1880. He attended the Brattle- 
boro, (Vt.) public schools and entered 
the University, January 6, 1902, grad- 
uating B. S. in C. E. in 1906; was a 
corporal, 1st sergeant, sergeant- 
major, 1st lieutenant & ordnance 
officer in the corps of cadets; won 
first prize, Austin Trophy; played on 
second foot ball team; was a member 
of the S X Fraternity; received the 
degree of C. E. in course in 1909. 

He was appointed insjjector for 
the Maryland Highway Commission, 
June, 1906; was promoted engineer 
inspector in February, 1909 and 
placed in charge of the Western 
Division, consisting of Washington, 
Allegheny, and Garrett counties, 
which position he still retains. He 
enlisted October 4, 1898 in Company 
E., 46th United States Volunteer 
Infantry, and served in the Philip- 
pine Islands until October, 1899; was 
discharged at the Presidio, San Clarence Arthur Tenney. 

Francisco, November 1, 1899. He served in Company I, 1st regiment, Ver- 
mont National Guard, 1903-1909, as private, corporal and sergeant. He is a 
member of the Improved Order of Red Men. 




NON-GRADUATES, 1906. 



LIEUT. EARL LEONE BEAN. 

Earl L. Bean, son of Albert Merrill and Hattie Jane (Woolcut) Bean, was 
born in Brookfield, Vt., September 28, 1882. In 1893, his parents removed to 
Northfield, Vt., where he attended the graded and high schools. He entered 
the Civil Engineering department of the University in September, 1902, 
and remained until the fall of 1903. 

He was a salesman for the Colburn Clothing Company of Northfield, 
March, 1902- August, 1907; October, 1907-March, 1909; floor man for A. T. 
Lewis & Son, dry goods house, Denver, August Ist-October 1, 1907; March 1- 
June 1, 1899; manager Globe Store's Co., Florence, Colo., June 1-September 1, 
1909. In 1909, he returned to Northfield and engaged in the dry goods busi- 
ness in firm of A. M. Bean & Son until 1911, when he sold his interest in the 
firm. He is now in the employ of the Vermont Marble Company at Proctor, Vt. 
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1901; was promoted sergeant June 6, 1903, and 2d lieutenant, May 18, 1905; 
resigned in February, 1908. He is a member of De Witt Clinton Lodge, F. and 
A. M.ofNorthfield. 

He was married June 29, 1904, to Muriell Lillian Howe, daughter of Col. 
F. L, Howe, 79. They have one daughter, Leona Howe, born November 26, 
1908. 

PROF. CLARENCE MYRON BURNETT, B. A. 

Clarence M. Burnett, son of Frank Russell and Ellen Katherine (Bordeau) 
Burnett, was born in Chippewa Falls, Wis., December 29, 1883. In 1887, his 
parents removed to Northampton, Mass. He prepared for college in the 
Northampton High School, 1898-99; Whitcomb High School, Bethel, Vt., 
1899-02. He entered the Civil Engineering department of the University in 
1902 from Bethel and remained until the end of the junior year; was a ser- 
geant in the corps of cadets; played on the foot ball team, 1904-1905; member 
of the AI U Fraternity. 

He was engineer for the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company, 
at Greenfield, Mass., in 1905; instructor at the Moravian Parochial School, 
Bethlehem, Pa., 1906-07; instructor, Mathematics, University of the South, 
Sewanee, Tenn., 1907-09, and during this time took the studies in the classical 
course, receiving the degree of B. A. in 1909. Since 1909, he has been in- 
structor in Mathematics and German at the University School, Louisville, Ky. 

WILLIAM EDWARD CARLETON. 

William E. Carleton, son of Charles Augustus and Ellen Jane (Sargent) 
Carleton, was born in Portland, Maine, February 15, 1883. He prepared for 
college at the Westbrook (Maine) Academy, and entered the University, 
September, 1902, and remained until 1905, when he was obliged to give up his 
college course owing to sickness; was a sergeant in the corps of cadets; played 
on the foot ball and base ball teams; member of the X Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer for the J. G. White Construction Company, of 
New York on hydraulic surveys at Brattleboro, Yt., 1905-06; insurance survey- 
or, Sanborn Map Company, New York city, 1906-10; state manager Mutual 
Insurance Company, of Jefferson City, Mo., February-August 1, 1910; assis- 
tant engineer Hodges-Downey Construction Company, of St. Louis, August 
1, 1910 to date. He is at present engaged in railroad work from Little Rock 
Ark. to New Orleans, La. He is a member of Warren Philli{)s Lodge, No. 
186, F. and A. M., of Cumberlarul Mills, Maine. 

ILVLSEY CHARLES EDGERTON, M. C. S. 

Halsey C. Edgerton, son of Charles Andrew and Flora Smith (Brown) 
Edgerton, was born in Northfiold, Vt., June 29, 1S84. He i)rcpared for college 
at the Northfield High School, and ontenul the Civil Engineei'ing dc^partment 
of the University in Septemljcr, 1902, remaining two years; was a corporal and 
quartermaster-sergeant in the corps of cadets; won Soi)homore menial; member 
6 X Fraternity. He entered Dartmouth College in September, 1904, gradua- 
ting B. S. in 1906; was a Rufus Choate Scholar in 1906; elected to membership 
in B K in 1906; graduated M. C. S. from Amos Tuck School of Administra- 
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In 1907, he was appointed to a position in the Treasurer's department of 
Dartmouth; and in 1909, when the office of auditor was created he was ap- 
pointed to that position, which he still retains. He has served as director of 
the Northfield National Bank since May 13, 1907. He is a member of Bezaleel 
Lodge No. 100, F. and A. M. of Hanover, N. H.; St.Andrews Chapter, R. A. M.; 
Washington Council, and Sullivan Commandery K. T.; Bektask Mystic Shrine; 
New Hampshire Consistory; Graduate Club of Hanover; Dartmouth Club of 
Boston. 

MALCOLM JAMES EDGERTON, A. B. 

Malcolm J. Edgerton, son of Charles Andrew and Flora Smith (Brown) 
Edgerton, was born in Northfield, Vt., January 18, 1886. He prepared for 
college at the Northfield High School and entered Middlebury College in 1902, 
remaining one year. He then entered the Civil Engineering department of 
Norwich University, in the sophomore class; was a member of the S X Frater- 
nity. In September, 1904, he entered the junior class of Dartmouth College 
and graduated A. B. in 1906. He was assistant principal of the Montpeher 
High School, 1906-08. Since this last date, he has been in the employ of the 
bond department of the Foster & Adams Co., No. 2 Wall St., New York city. 
He is a member of the Masonic Lodge and A K E Fraternity of Middlebury 
College. 

WILLIAM AMOS TOWER, 

William A. Tower, son of Amos 
Metcalf and Ellen Eaton (Foster) 
Tower, was born in Barton, Vt., Janu- 
ary 25, 1884. He graduated from the 
Barton Academy in 1902, and entered 
the University in September of the 
same year, remaining until April, 1904; 
was a corporal in the corps of cadets; 
member of 6 X Fraternity. 

He took a business course at the 
St. Johnsbury Academy, in the spring 
of 1904; was a clerk in the Barton 
National Bank, 1904-06; employed in 
Hotel Ormand, Fla., January-April, 
1907; employed near Santa Barbara, 
Cal, September, 1907-December, 1908; 
clerk. Barton Savings Bank and 
Trust Company, December, 1908- 
1910. He is a member of Orleans 
Lodge, No. 55, F. and A. M., Barton, 
Vermont. 




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ROY MORSE BATCHELDER, B. S 
Roy M. Batchelder, son of John 
Sargent and Ella Abbie (Morse) 
Batchelder, was born in Needham, 
Mass., January 10, 1885. In 1888, 
his parents removed to Waterbury, 
Vt., where he graduated from the 
high school in 1903. He entered the 
University in September, of the same 
year, and graduated B. S. in C. E., in 
1907; was a corporal, sergeant and 
2d lieutenant in the corps of cadets; 
member of the A Fraternity. 

He was employed in the en- 
gineering department of the Missouri 
Pacific R. R., July, 1907-April, 1908. 
In June, 1908, he accepted the 
position of insurance surveyor for the 
Sanborn Map Co., of New York city, 
and has continued with them to 
date. He is a member of the Con- 
gregational Chvu-ch, Waterbury, Vt., 
DeWitt Clinton Lodge, F. and A. M. 
and of the I. 0. G. T., of Northfield, 
Vermont. 




Roy Morse Batchelder. 




Guy Walter Cobb. 



GUY WALTER COBB, B. S. 

Guy W. Cobb, son of Etwell Elmer 
and Susie Esther (Morgan) Cobb, was 
born in Hanover, N. H., June 30, 
1885. In 1886j his parents removed 
to Springfield, Vt., where he gradu- 
ated from the high school in 1903. 
He entered the University in Septem- 
ber of the same year, and graduated 
B. S. in C. E. in 1907 ; was a corporal, ser- 
geant and 1st lieutenant and ordnance 
officer in the corps of cadets; member 
of the X Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer with 
John L. CoUins, '96, on water works 
construction in Swanton, Vt., 1907- 
08; Buckley Construction Company, 
of Plattsburg for a few months in 1908; 
New York State Water Su[)ply Com- 
mission, with headquarters in Luzerne, 
N. Y., July-December, 1908; Vermont 



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Marble Company, March, 1909- April, 1911. Since this last date, he has been 
draftsman for the Post & McCord Company, structural engineers and con- 
tractors. New York city. He is a member of DeWitt Clinton Lodge, F. and 
A. M.of Northfield. 

He was married, April 8, 1908, to Kate Potter Johnston of Northfield. 



LEROY HOWLAND DAVIS, B. S. 

Leroy H. Davis, son of George Washington and Carrie (Howland) Davis, 

was born in South Royalton, Vermont, January 7, 1883. He prepared for 

college in the schools of his town, 
and entered the University in Sep- 
tember, 1903, graduating B. S. in 
C. E. in 1907; was a corporal, ser- 
geant, Ist lieutenant and quarter- 
master, in the corps of cadets; won 
3d prize Austin trophy in 1905; 
assistant manager and manager of 
the Reveille; played on the foot ball 
team three years, member of the 
A I II Fraternity. 

He was assistant to the engineer 
in charge of the erection of a sugar 
plant in Porto Rico, for the American 
Bridge Co., of New York, June, 
1907-March, 1908, also in the em- 
I)loy of this company in Philadel- 
phia, Pa., March-May, 1908; assis- 
tant engineer. Maintenance of Way 
department, Missouri Pacific R. R., 
May, 1908 to date. Since entering 
the employ of this last company, he 
has served as resident engineer on 
Leroy Howland Davis. construction of foundations and the 

erection of bridges. He is a member of the Congregational church of South 

Royalton, Vt.; I. O. O. F., of Chetopa, Kansas. 

He was married June 9, 1909, to Cora Alberta Darker, of Boston, Mass. 

His residence is St. Louis, Mo. 




CHARLES DEXTER FRINK, B. S. 

Charles D. Frink, son of Cornelius Tracy and Sarah Rosetts (Thompson) 
Frink, and brother of N. C. Frink, '07, was born in Brookfield, Vermont, 
March 28, 1885. He prepared for college in the schools of his town and 
entered "N. U." in September, 1903, and graduated B. S. in C. E. in 1907. He 



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was a corporal, sergeant, 1st lieuten- 
ant, Company A, in the corps of 
cadets. 

He was in the employ of the 
Missouri Pacific R. R., in the Main- 
tenance of Way department, July 10, 
1907 to February 1, 1909, and worked 
from track apprentice to assistant 
engineer on construction work; was 
rodman Northern Pacific R. R., on 
construction work from July 23, 
1909 to January 1, 1910; draftsman 
same, January 1, 1910 to March 12, 
1910. In March, 1910, he located 
in Alberta, Canada; was employed 
with a Dominion surveyor from 
March 27, 1910 to June 16, 1910. 
From June 17, 1910 to May, 1911, 
he was in the employ of the city of 
Lethbridge, Alberta as inspector of 
sidewalks. Since May, 1911, he 
has been engineer for the Western Sup- 
ply & Equipment Co., at Calgary, 
Alberta. 




Charles Dexter Frink. 



FAY HENRY CAMERON GRAVES, B. S. 




Fay Henry Cameron Graves. 



Fay H. C. Graves, son of 
Fayette Nathan and Martha Jane 
( Whedon) Graves, was born in North 
Creek, N. Y., April 29, 1884. In 
April, 1891, his parents located in 
Vergennes, Vt., where he prepared 
for college. He entered the Univer- 
sity in September, 1903, and gradu- 
ated B. S. in C. E., in 1907; was a 
corporal, sergeant and 1st lieuten- 
ant, Company A, in the corps of 
cadets; assistant editor of the Re- 
rcllle; member of the J A '/' now 
tlic 1' <l> E Fraternity. 

Ih' was in the employ of the 
Atiierican Bridge Company, July, 
I9()7-August, 1908; assistant engi- 
neer. Maintenance of Way depart- 
iiKmt, Missouri Pacific R. R., August, 
1908-July, 1909; assisttuit engineer 
New York Central & Hudson River 
R. R., August, 1909 to date. In 
.lune, 1911, Mr. Graves became a 
member of (lie firm of Maitland cN: 



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Graves, Civil Engineers, with headquarters in Johnstown, N. Y., and has 
engaged in general engineering practice to date. He is a member of the Episco- 
pal church. 

He was married June 30, 1909, to Mildred Gertrude Richmond of North- 
field. They have one child: Donald Richmond, born June 28, 1910. 



TIMOTHY JOSEPH HOLLAND, B. S. 

Timothy J. Holland, son of John and Katherine (Carroll) Holland, coxisin 
of James M. Holland, '83, and Timothy Holland, '02, was bom in BerliB, Vt., 

November 20, 1885. He prepared for 
college at the Northfield High School, 
and entered the University in Sep- 
tember, 1903, graduating B. S. m C. E. 
in 1907; was a sergeant, second heu- 
tenant and first lieutenant. Company 
C, in the corps of cadets; member of 
the Commons Club and the A 2 11 
Fraternity. 

He was inspector on the United 
States Government Lock, No. 11, 
Ohio River, July 8-November 12, 
1907; rodman, Colorado & Southern 
R. R., June 8-October 15, 1908; force 
account man and inspector, Idaho 
Irrigation Co., Gooding, Idaho, Octo- 
ber 28, 1908-May 15, 1909; chief of 
party on R. R. construction work, 
Oregon Railroad, and Navigation Co., 
Rockford, Washington and Youngs, 
Oregon, May 18, 1909 to date. He 
is a member of the Catholic Church. 
His permanent address is R. F. D., 
Northfield, Vermont. 




Timothy Joseph Holland. 



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LIEUT. LEROY EUGENE KNIGHT, B. S., D. M. D. 

Leroy E. Knight, son of Eugene William and Alberta Sarah (Lovell) 
Knight, was born in Marlow, N. H., September 10, 1886. In 1890 his parents 
removed to Bellows Falls, where he 
prepared for college. He entered 
the University in September, 1903, 
graduating B. S. in C. E., in 1907; 
was a corporal, first sergeant and 
captain, Co. B, in the corps of 
cadets; manager of the basket ball 
team one year; played on the base 
ball team three years; member of 
the S X Fraternity. He entered 
the Harvard Dental College in 1907 
and graduated D. M. D. in 1910. 
He is a member of the firm of Dr. 
E. W. Knight & Sons, dentists, 
Bellows Falls, Vermont, and is 
practicing his profession in Spring- 
field, Vt. 

He served as regimental com- 
missary sergeant. First Regiment, 
V. N. G., January 1, 1907-January 
3, 1910; 1st lieutenant and bat- 
talion quartermaster same, Jan- 
uary 3, 1910 to date. He is a 
member of the King Solomon Tem- Lieut. Leroy Eugene Knight, 

pie Lodge, F. and A. M.;AbenaqueChapter,R. A.M.; Holy Cross Commandery 
K. T. of Bellows Falls; member of Gamma Chapter,^ ^ J Fraternity, Harvard 
University. 




MARSHALL JOSEPH NOYES, B. S. 

Marshall J. Noyes, son of Charles Denison and Lelia Elmira (Fletcher) 
Noyes, was born in Brattleboro, Vt., February 26, 1883. He prepared for 
college in the schools of his town and entered the University in September, 
1903, graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1907; was a corporal, sergeant, 2d lieutenant 
and captain, Comj)any A, in the corps of cadets; was an assistant editor of the 
Reveille; member of the & X Fraternity. 

In July, 1907, he entered the employ of the Missouri Pacific Ry., as an 
assistant engineer and has n^mained witli them to date. He is a member of the 
Brattleboro Lodge, No. 102, F. and A. M. 



OLIVER YEATON LEONARD, C. E. 

Oliver Y. Leonard, son of Charles Payne and I'^llen (Sylvester) Leonard 
was born in Berlin, Vt., May 5, 1883. He ])r(!par(!d for (college at the North- 
field High School and entered the University in Scptembcir, 1903 and graduated 



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Oliver Yeaton Leonard. 



B. S. in C. E. in 1907; was a ser- 
geant, 1st sergeant and second lieu- 
tenant in the corps of cadets; mem- 
ber of the Commons Club; received 
the degree of C. E. in course in 
1910. 

He was instrument man for the 
I-oston Transit Commission on con- 
struction work, Summer and Winter 
Street stations, Washington Street 
tunnel, Boston, July, 1907-April, 
1908. He was appointed instrument 
man, Porto Rico Irrigation service 
in April, 1908, and was engaged on 
canal, reservoir and office work 
until July, 1909, when he was pro- 
moted draftsman. He was appointed 
assistant engineer in 1911. He is a 
member of the Congregational 
Church and De Witt Clinton Lodge, 
No. 15, F. and A. M. of Xorthfield, 
Vermont. 



JOHN HERBERT MEARS, B. S. 

John H. Mears, son of John Herbert and Marion Loraine (Crossett) 
Mears, was born in East Berkshire, \t., April 6, 1885. He graduated from 
the Enosburg High School in 1903, 
and entered the University from 
Enosburg Falls in September of the 
same year, graduating B. S. in C. E., 
in 1907. He was a corporal, sergeant, 
2nd lieutenant and captain, Companj- 
C, in the corps of cadets; won Juckett 
medal in 1904 and 1906; Silver medal 
in 1905; 3d prize in the Sheldon Con- 
test in 1905; bronze medal, Austin 
trophy in 1906, defended same in 
senior year; military editor Reveille; 
played 2d base and field on the base 
ball team; member of the A I FI 
Fraternity. 

He was professor of Mathematics 
and Science and assistant com- 
mandant. College of St. Thomas, St. 
Paul, Minn., September, 1907-June, 
1909; instrument man. Northern 
Pacific Railroad, on construction 
work, June, 1909-November, 1909, i^ha Herbert Mears. 

since which time, Mr. Mears has done private engineering work with head- 
quarters in Chicago, 111. He is a member of the Episcopal Church; Lincoln lodge, 
No. 78, F. and A. M., and Lafayette chapter, R. A. M., of Enosburg Falls, Vt. 




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EUGENE FRED PARKER, B. S., A. M. 

Eugene F. Parker, son of Fred 
Silas Parker, '84, and Martha 
(Dole) Parker and nephew of Charles 
Dole, '69, was born in Ellendale, 
N. D., May 20, 1888. In 1892, he 
removed to Northfield and prepared 
for college in the high school, class 
of 1904. He entered the University 
in September, 1904, and graduated in 
1907, from the Science and Literature 
course with the degree of B. S., mak- 
ing the four year's work in three 
years; was a sergeant in the corps of 
cadets; member of the Common's 
Club. 

He entered the Graduate School 
of Arts and Sciences of Harvard Uni- 
versity in September, 1907 and grad- 
uated A. M. in 1909, making a 
specialty of Modern Languages. He 
was instructor in Modern Languages 
in Union University, Schenectady, Eugene Fred Parker. 

N. Y., 1909-11. He is an active member of the Universalist Church of North- 
field, Vermont. 

WILLIAM MAURICE RYAN, B. S. 



WilHam M. Ryan, son of 
Maurice William and Nellie (Con- 
nell) Ryan, was born in Northfield, 
Vt., September 7, 1886. He pre- 
pared for college at the Northfield 
High School, and entered the Uni- 
versity in September, 1903, grad- 
uating B. S. in C. E. in 1907; was 
a corporal, sergeant, and 1st lieu- 
tenant in th(! corps of cadets; mem- 
ber of the A 2 11 Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer on 
the Boston Elevated R. R., on con- 
struction work, July, 1907-June 
190S. Since this last date, he has 
been an insurance surveyor for the 
Sanborn Map Company, of New 
York. He is a member of the 
Roman Catholic Church. 




Willham Maurice Ryan. 



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HARRY CHADWICK PRATT, B.S. 

Harry C. Pratt, son of Frank 
Leslie and Addie F. (Amidon) Pratt, 
^^■j^^^ was born in Northfield, Vt., August 

^pi^gU^ 27, 1885. In 1886, his parents re- 

j^ ^^^^^^^ moved to Montpelier where he pre- 

I^^B j)ared for college at the high school. 

i^^H He entered the University in Septem- 

™, ' " ^^W ber, 1903 and graduated B. S. in 

C. E. in 1907; was a sergeant, 2d 
lieutenant and major in the corps of 
cadets; assistant manager of the base 
ball team in 1905; won Shuttle- 
worth sword in 1906, and the Fac- 
ulty gold medal in 1907; was an assis- 
tant editor of the Reveille; member of 
the 9 X Fraternity. 

He was assistant in the Engi- 
neering corps of the Missouri Pacific 
R. R., July-December, 1907. In 
February, 1908, he entered the em- 
ploy of the Vermont Marble Com- 
pany, Proctor, Vt., and was for some 
Harry Chadwick Pratt. time clerk in the superintendent's 

department. He is at present traveling inspector and supervisor of marble 
building construction. He is a member of Sutherland Falls Lodge, No. 108, 
F. and A.M. 

PHILIP VINCENT SHERMAN, B. S. 

Philip V. Sherman, son of George and Mary (Raymond) Sherman, was 
born in Cornwall, Ontario, September 11, 1885. In 1891, he went to Burling- 
ton, Vt., to live with an aunt and there attended the public schools and the 
high school. He entered the University in September, 1903 and graduated 
B. S. in C. E., in 1907; was a corporal, sergeant and first lieutenant in com- 
mand of the Platoon of Artillery and Signal Corps in the corps of cadets; mem- 
ber of the J A' '/, now the 2' E Fraternity. 

He worked two summers while a cadet for Mcintosh and Crandall, civil 
engineers and contractors, Burlington, Vt. He was assistant engineer, Main- 
tenance of Way department, Missouri Pacific R. R., July, 1907-July, 1910; 
road-master, same company, with headquarters at Huttig, La., July, 1910 
to date. He served one enlistment in Company M, Vermont National Guard, 
Burhngton, Vt. He is a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, BurUngton, 
Vermont. 

He was man-ied at Northfield, Vt., July 8, 1908, to Beryl Hildreth, (N. 
H. S,, '08.) They have one child: Phihp Kingsland, born October 13, 1909. 




THORPE RIDLEY THOMAS, B. S. 

Thorpe R. Thomas, son of Myron I. and Anne A. (Ridley) Thomas, was 
born in Stanton, Mich., October 13, 1884. He attended the grammar schools 
of Monterey Cal., the Bristol, (Vt.) High School and the Mt. Hermon Colle- 



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giate Institute, Xorthfield, ]Mass., and entered the University from Bristol, 
Vt., in September, 1903, gi-adiiating B. S. in C. E., in 1907; was a corporal and 
2d lieutenant in the corps of cadets; member of the 6 X Fraternity. He is a 
member of the Masonic Lodge. He has engaged in manufacturing at New 
Haven jMills, Vt., from 1907 to date. 



ROBERT PETTIGREW WATSON, B. S. 

Robert P. Watson, son of Hem-y 
Esterbrooks and ISIarj- Rowena (Pet- 
tigrew) Watson, was born in LjTidon- 
ville, Vt., May 28, 1884. He prepared 
for college at the Lyndon Institute, 
and entered the Universitj- in Sep- 
tember, 1903, gi-aduating B. S. in 
C. E. in 1907; was a corporal, ser- 
geant, 1st lieutenant and adjutant of 
the corps of cadets; played on base 
ball team, captain in 1906; played on 
basket ball team, four yeai-s; captain 
of team, 1906-07; assistant editor 
of the Reveille; member of the A — II 
Fraternity. 

He engaged in engineering work 
in Vermont until May, 1909, when 
he entered the employ of the Main- 
tenance of Way department of the 
Missouri Pacific R. R., as assistant 
engineer, which position he still re- 
tains. He is at present located in 

Osawatomie, Kansas. Robert Pettigrew Watson. 




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NON-GRADUATES, 1907 



MIDSHIPMAN WILLIAM PEIRCE BROWN, U. S. N. 



William P. Brown, son of Com- 
mander Allan Danvers Brown, U. S. 
N., and Adeline (Peirce) Brown, was 
born in Washington, D. C, Novem- 
ber 19, 1887. In December, 1896, 
his parents removed to Northfield, 
where he attended the graded and 
high schools. He entered the Uni- 
versity in September, 1903, and was 
honorably discharged in September, 
1905; was a corporal and sergeant in 
the corps of cadets; member of the 
A 1 n Fraternity. 

He entered the U. S. Naval 
Academy as a midshipman, June 
30, 1906, and graduated in Jime, 1910; 
was ordered to the U. S. S. Vermont, 
July 5, 1910, and served on a cruise 
in European waters, until 1911. 




Midshipman William Peirce Brown. 



OLIVER NEWELL EASTMAN, M. D. 

Oliver N. Eastman, son of Dr. Oliver Davis and Addie (Davis) Eastman, 
was born in Woodsville, N. H., August 13, 1885. He prepared for college at 
the Woodsville High School and entered the University in September, 1903, 
remaining until December, 1904; was a corporal in the corps of cadets; played 
on the basket ball team; expert marksman; member of the A Fraternity. He 
entered the University of Vermont Medical College in December, 1904, and 
graduated M. D. in 1908. He has practiced his profession in Burlington, Vt., 
to date. 

CLARENCE EUGENE ELLSWORTH. 

Clarence E. Ellsworth was born in Wentworth, N. H. He prepared for 
college at the Kimball Union Academy and entered the University in Septem- 
ber, 1903, remaining two years; was a corporal in the corps of cadets; member 
of the A ^ II Fraternity. 

He was a student at the Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, 
1905-07. In May, 1907, he was appointed engineer and hydrographic aid. 
United States Geological Survey and was assigned to duty in Oregon and 
Washington. His permanent address is Wentworth, N. H. 



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OLIVER TAFT HAZELTON. 

Oliver T. Hazelton, son of James Henry and Sarah Hannah (Kimball) 
Hazelton, and nephew of Francis Z. Kimball, 72, was born in Northfield, Vt., 
November 14, 1884. He prepared for 
college at the Northfield High School, 
and entered the University in Septem- 
ber, 1903, and remained until Novem- 
ber, 1905; was a corporal in the corps 
of cadets. 

He entered the employ of the 
Western Electric Company, New York 
city, in December, 1905 and has n - 
mained with them to date. In Si'p- 
tember, 1911, he was transferred t<i 
Dallas, Tex. During 1905-07, he took ^ 
the practical educational work given m 
by that company and since 1907, has I 
been employed in their engineering de- ' 
partment. He has also taken special 
electrical work in the Cooper Union 
Institute. He was a member of Com- 
pany F, 1st regiment, Vermont 
National Guard, 1903-05, serving as 
private, corporal and 1st sergeant. He 
is a member of the Methodist Church. 

He was married in New York 
city, June 11, 1908, to Elsie Mae Murdock. 
Taft, born June 1, 1909. 




Oliver Taft Hazelton. 
Thev have one child : Arthur 



GROSVENOR ROY LINDSAY. 

Grosvenor R. Lindsay, son of Sylvester and Cora Ella Lindsay, was born 
in Island Pond, Vt., December 13, 1885. He prepared for college in the schools 
of his town and entered the University in September, 1903, remaining until 
June, 1907, nearly completing the Civil Engineering course. He was transit- 
man on the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, with headquarters 
in New Haven, Conn., June-September, 1907; assistant engineer. Grand Trunk 
Railroad, September, 1907 to date. His permanent address is Island Pond, Vt. 



ARTHUR JAMES McKAY. 

Arthur J. McKay, son of James and Annie (Drew) McKay, was born in 
New, York city, December 10, 1882. At an early age, he removed to North- 
ampton,' Mass., where he made his home until 1908. He prepared for college 
at the Williston Seminary, East Hampton, Mass., and entered the Chemical 
department of the University in September, 1903, remaining until April, 1906; 
was manager of the Freshman basket ball team; manager of the base ball 
team in 1906. 

He was a student at the Irving T. Moore Theatrical School, Boston, Mass., 
and was for some time with the Castle Square Theatre, Boston, and Charles 



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E. Blaney, Theatre Building, New York. Since 1910, he has been a vaudeville 
agent and producer in New York city, with office at 51 West 28th street and 
134 West 23d street. He is a member of the CathoHc Church and the 
Theatrical Mechanical Association, No. 41, of Richmond, Va. 



EDWIN KENT JONES. 

Edwin K. Jones, son of Fred Anson and Anna Eliza (Fuller) Jones, was 
born in Northfield, Vt., February 2, 1885. He prepared for college at the 

Northfield High School and entered 
the University, September 22, 1903 
and remained until June, 1904; 
jjlayed on his class foot ball and base 
ball teams. 

He was superintendent of the 
Xorthfield Telephone Company, from 
July, 1904 to May, 1906; inspector 
for the Bell Telephone Company of 
Canada with headquarters at Winni- 
l)eg, September-December, 1906. He 
engaged in the grocery and provision 
business in Randolph, Vt., from 
December, 1906 until January, 1909, 
when he returned to Canada and 
accepted a position as district mana- 
ger for the Manitoba Government 
Telephones with a district compris- 
ing a territory from Winnipeg west 
to Saskatchewan, with headquarters 
at Souris, Manitoba, which position 
Edwin Kent Jones. he still retains. He is a member of 

the Congregational Church and Knights of Phythias. He was married in 
Randolph, May 21, 1906, to Bessie Mae Panton, a native of Brookfield, Vt. 




WILLIAM JOHN MARTIN. 

William J. Martin, son of William John and Mahala (Averill) Martin, 
was born in Chasm Falls, N. Y., March 17, 1880. He prepared for college at 
the Malone (N. Y.) High School, Vermont Academy and Cushing Academy, 
Mass. He entered the University in September, 1903, and remained until 
September, 1904; played on the base ball and foot ball teams; won 2d prize 
Austin trophy, 1904; member of the A ^ 77 Fraternity. He was a student 
at Syracuse University, N. Y., 1905-07. 

He was in the employ of the General Electric Co., Sales department, 
Harrison, N. J., 1907-08; salesman, Oliver TypcwTiter Company, New York 
city, 1908. Since 1908, he has engaged in business for himself in the firm of 
Cary, Martin & Cary, now the Common Sense Garter Company, 332 Broad- 
way, N. Y. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. 



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ALDEN MERRIAM PARKER. 

Alden M. Parker, son of Frank Hannibal and Florence Otis (Merriani) 
Parker, was born in Ashburnham, Mass., August 22, 1884. In 1891, his 
parents removed to Winchenden, 
where he attended the public schools 
and the Murdock Academy. He 
finished his preparation for college 
at the Gushing Academy, Ashburn- 
ham, Mass., and entered the Civil 
Engineering department of the Uni- 
versity in September, 1903, remain- 
ing until January, 1906, leaving to 
engage in business; was a corporal 
and sergeant in the corps of cadets; 
member of the S X Fraternity. 

He was a salesman for the 
Brown, Durrell Company, Boston, 
1906-1908; William Carter Company, 
Needham Heights, Mass., 1908-09. 
In 1909, he was stricken with tuber- 
culosis and went to Montclair, Colo., 
for his health, but gradually failed 
and in June, 1910, he began the jour- 
ney to his home in Winchendon. He 
died on the train near Buffalo, 
N. Y., June 12th, was buried in 
Winchendon. 




Alden Merriam Parker. 



WILLIAM TROWBRIDGE RANDALL. 

William T. Randall, son of William Eliot and Alma Susan (Ketchem) 
Randall, was born in Pittsford, Vt., December 28, 188.5. In 1886, his parents 
removed to Proctor, Vt., where he prepared for college. He entered the Uni- 
versity in Sei)tember, 1903, and remained until April, 1907; was a corporal and 
sergeant in the corps of cadets; played on the foot ball team; member of the 
A ^ II Fraternity. He was assistant engineer on the Louisville & Nashville 
R. R. in Tenne.ss('(>, Georgia, Kentu(;ky, 1907-09. Since this last year, he 
has been assistant engine(>r of the city of Louisville, Ky. 

He was niarried, November 7, 1910, to Lillian Katherine Leonhardt, 
a native of Louisville, Ky. 



HAROLD ALBERT RANSOM. 

Harold A. Ransom, son of Albert Lemu(^l and Mary Frances (Clark) 
Ransom, was born in North Granville, N. Y., Jvme 29, 1883. In 1884, his 
parents removed to Casthston, Vt ., where he attended the publico school and the 
Castleton State Normal School. He entered the Civil Engineering depart- 
ment of the University in September, 1903, remaining until December, 1903. 
He again entered in September, 1904, and remained one year, when owing to 
the sickness of his father, was obliged to give up his course; was a member of 
the X Fraternity. 



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Since leaving the University, he has engaged in the mercantile business in 
Castleton, being at present the manager of the A. L. Ransom general mer- 
cantile business. He is a member of Lee Lodge, No. 30, F. and A. M., and the 
Bomoseen Grange of Castleton. 

He was married, August 24, 1909, to Bessie Inez Jakway of West Haven, 
Vt. 

ROLAND DANIEL POTTER. 



Roland D. Potter, son of Myron Don and Flora Louise (Aldworth) 
Potter, was born in Worcester, Mass., January 11, 1883. He prepared for 

college at the Rutland (Mass.) High 
School, and the Gushing Academy, 
Ashburnham, Mass. He entered the 
University in September, 1903, and 
remained until June, 1905; was promi- 
nent in athletics; was captain of the 
Freshman-Sophomore foot ball team 
in 1903; the "varsity" team in 1904; 
basket ball team in 1903 and 1904; 
base ball team, 1904 and 1905; mem- 
licr of the A ^ FI Fraternity; coached 
the "N. U." football team, fall of 
1910, which gained the State cham- 
pionship. He again served as coach 
of the foot ball team in the fall of 
1911. 

He entered Syracuse University 

in September, 1905, and remained 

until April, 1907; was a member of 

the foot ball squad of that institution 

and member of the d X Fraternity; 

captain of the Fraternity basket ball 

Roland Daniel Potter. team, and president of the La Grosse 

Glub. He entered the employ of the J. W. Bishop Gompany, Worcester, 

Mass., in April, 1907, and is now superintendent of construction for that 

company. His address is West Boylston, Mass. 




ROBERT MOXLEY SQUIRES. 

Robert M. Squires, son of Almeron Zenas and Emma (Moxley) Squires, 
was born in Ganton, N. Y., December 12, 1886. He prepared for college in 
the schools of his town and entered the Givil Engineering department of the 
University in September, 1903, remaining xintil the spring of 1905. 

He was in the employ of the Brooklyn Edison Gompany, New York, 
April, 1905-June, 1907; Locomobile Company of America, August, 1907- 
January, 1908; Brooklyn Edison Gompany, Brooklyn, N. Y., April, 1908- 
January, 1909; D. Appleton & Company, New York, January, 1909-Novem- 
ber, 1910; Yonkers Electric Light & Power Gompany, Yonkers, N. Y., Novem- 
ber, 1910 to date. 



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WILLIAM HOWARD SHARP 

W. Howard Sharp, son of Rev. 
Edwin Wetmore and Florence Edith 
(Lowe) Sharp, was born in Cambridge, 
Mass., January 10, 1885. He pre- 
pared for college at the Northfield 
High School, and entered the Civil 
Engineering department of the LTni- 
versity in September, 1903, remaining 
until April, 1907. 

He was in the employ of the En- 
gineering department of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford R. R., 1907- 
10, serving as inspector, chief of party 
and as office assistant, making plans 
and estimates. In 1910, he located in 
Brattleboro, Vt., where he has since 
been employed by the Estey Organ 
Company to date. He is a member 
of the Methodist Church; Wantasti- 
quet Lodge, and Oasis Encampment, 
I. O. O. F. of Braitleboio. 





Burton Monroe Shepard. 
Wolcott, Vt. One child has 
November 27, 1909. 



William Howard Sharp. 

BURTON MONROE SHEPARD. 

Burton M. Shepard, son of 
James Monroe and Minnie E. 
(Barnard) Shepard, was born in 
Lawrenceville, N. Y., September 
19, 1883. At an early age, his par- 
ents removed to South Royalton, 
Vt., where he prepared for college. 
He entered the Engineering depart- 
ment of the University in Septem- 
ber, 1903, remaining until the fall 
of 1904; was a corporal in the corps 
of cadets; won 1st prize in the Shel- 
don contest in 1904. 

He was employisd for some 
time by R. H. Ford, '92, on the 
construction of the Bethel Railroad. 
In 1905, he entered the employ of 
the Berry-Ball Dry Goods Com- 
pany, of St. Johnsbury, Vt., as a 
salesman, where he lias remained to 
date. 

He was married O(ttob(!r 1(5, 

1907, to Charlotte Mae Arbuckle of 

been bora to them: Gladora Belle, born 



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CHARLES ALBERT WOODS. 

Charles A. W oods, son of Frank Taylor and Mary Fanny (Goss) Woods, 
was born in Pea cham, Vt., September 21, 1883. He prepared for college at 

the Caledonia County Grammar School, 
Peacham, Vt., and entered the Uni- 
versity, September 20, 1903, remaining 
until December 20, 1904; was a cor- 
poral and sergeant in the corps of 
cadets; played on the foot ball team in 
1904; member of the A J // Fra- 
ternity. 

He was in the employ of the 
Southern Pacific Railroad with head- 
quarters at Salinas, Cal., May, 1905- 
June, 1907; Monterey Gas and Elec- 
tric Co., Monterey, Cal., June, 1907- 
February, 1909; Union Lithograph 
Company, San Francisco, Cal., Feb- 
ruary, 1909 to date. He was a mem- 
ber of Troop C, National Guard of 
California, Salinas, Cal., May, 1907- 
May, 1910. He is a member of the 
Congregational Church, Peacham, Vt. ; 
Charles Albert Woods, B. P. O. E., No. 614, Salinas, Cal. 





'Bread Line," Camp at State Fair, White River Jet., in 1908. 



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CLASS OF 1908. 



LIEUT. KARL FERGUSON BALDWIN, U. S. A., B. S. 

Karl F. Baldwin, son of Frank Leslie and Sarah Parthenia (Wyeth) 
Baldwin was born in Macksbury, Iowa, March 12, 1885. He graduated from 
the high schools in Pomora, Kansas 
in 1902 and in Marysville, Ohio in 
1903. He entered the University 
in September, 1904 from East 
Liberty, Ohio and graduated B. S. 
in C. E. in 1908. He was a corporal, 
sergeant, post quartermaster-sergeant , 
captain, Company C, in the corps of 
cadets; assistant editor of the Reveille; 
editor-in-chief of the War Whoop; 
member of the A ^ FI Fraternity; 




won second prize, Sheldon contest, 
1906; class president in 190.5 and 1907. 
He took the examination for tlie 
United States Army on July 1, 1908 
and was commissioned 2tl lieuten- 
ant, United States Coast Artillery 
Corps, September 4, 1908; was pro- 
moted to 1st lieutenant, July 1, 1909. 
He was stationed at Fort Totten, 
N. Y., 1908-09; Fort Mott, N. J., 
1909-10. He is at present serving 
in the Philippine Islands. He is a 
member of the Methodist Church Lieut. Karl Ferguson Baldwin. 

Newton Lodge, No. 249, F. and A.M. of Raymond, Ohio. He was married 
December 15, 1909, to Lena Chandkn- of Northfield. One child: Karl 
Ferguson. 

CAPT. CHARLES NEWELL BiiRBER, B. S. 

Charles N. Barber, son of Charles Newell and Ella Lavn-a (Bancroft) 
Barber, was born in Barre, Vt., September 28, 1884. He pr(!i)ared for college 
at the Spaulding High School, Barre, and entered the University in Sei)tember, 
1904, graduating B. S. in C. E., in 1908; was a corporal, sergeant, 1st lieutenant, 
Company C, in the corps of cadets; played on the foot ball team, captain 
in 1907; manager base ball team in 1907; won second j^rize, Austin Troijhy in 
1907; Athletic editor of the Reveille; member of the (-) X Fratcrnify. 

He was iastructor of Physics and Drawing at "N. U.", 190S-1() ;uid 
assistant commandant, with rank of captain, Vermont National CJuard, 1909- 
10; served as captain of Company F, 1st R(!giment Vermont National (iuard, 
1909-11. He is now assistant inspector of rifle practic^e, Vermont National 
Guard with rank of captain. He is associated with his father in business in 
Barre. 



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ROY MELVILLE BLANCHARD, B. S. 



[1908 




Roy M. Blanchard, was born in 
Cumberland Mills, Maine. He prepared 
for college at the Saccarropa High School, 
Cumberland Mills and entered the Uni- 
versity in September, 1903, remaining 
two years. He was a student at the 
University of Maine in 1905-06, and re- 
turned to "N. U." in September, 1907, 
graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1908; 
played on the foot ball team and base 
ball team; member of the S X Fraternity. 
He is an insurance surveyor for the San- 
born Map Company, New York city. 



Roy Melville Blanchard. 



LIEUT. THOMAS WOLCOTT BROWN, B. S. 

Thomas W. Brown, son of Thomas Southmayd and Elizabeth (Cone) 
Brown, was born in Easthampton, Conn., July 14, 1886. He prepared for 
college in the schools of his town, 
and the Middletown, Conn. High 
School, class of 1904. He entered 
the University in September of the 
same year, and graduated B. S. in 
C. E. in 1908; was a corporal, ser- 
geant, and 2d Heutenant, Company 
A, in the corps of cadets; played 
short stop four .years on the base 
ball team; member of the 1 E 
Fraternity; assistant editor of the 
War Whoop in 1907; won Juckett 
Medal, 1905. 

He was a sui'vej'or for the San- 
born Map Co., at Chicago, 111., and 
Kansas City, Mo., July 6, 1908- 
March 20, 1909. He received the 
appointment as 3d heutenant, Phil- 
ippine Constabulary in March, 1909, 
and sailed for Manila, AprU 9, 
1909, where he graduated from the 
Constabulary School in July, being 

fourth in his class. He has served Lieut. Thomas Wolcott Brown. 

in the Constabulary force to date. He is a member of the Congregational 

Church and of Anchor Lodge, No. 112, F. and A. M., of East Hampton, Conn. 




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425 




JOSIAH IRVING CHASE, B. S. 

J. Irving Chase, son of Josiah Augustus and Amelia Alexis (Doyle) 
Chase, was born in Provincetown, Mass., October 13, 1885. In 1897, his 
parents removed to Maiden, Mass., where 
he prepared for college. He entered the 
University in September, 1904, and grad- 
uated B. S. in C. E. in 1908; was a corporal 
and sergeant in the corps of cadets; played 
on the foot ball team in 1904, and the 
basket ball team in 1907; class marshal; 
conducted the Norwich store, 1906-08; 
member of the Commons Club. 

He was insurance surveyor for the 
Sanborn Map Company, in St. Louis, Mo., 
November, 1908-April, 1909. He was 
assistant engineer, Maintenance of Way 
department, Missouri Pacific Railroad, 
from April, 1909 until September, 1911, 
when he entered the employ of the Kan- 
sas Bridge Company, of Kansas City, 
Missouri. 

He was married in Providence, R. I., Josiah Irving Chase. 

August 8, 1907, to Ida Persis Orcutt of Northfield;"; one 'child, Hilda 
Persis. 

LEONARD JAMES CLARKSON. 

--"""^ Leonard J. Clarkson, son of 

Thomas and Ann (Aeston) Clarkson, 
was born in Portland, Conn., August 
23, 188.5, and died at the Dartmouth 
College Medical Hospital, Hanover, 
N. H., September 30, 1907 from in- 
juries received in the Dartmouth- 
.\orwich foot ball game, September 
28th. He- attended the public schools 
of his town, graduating'jrom the high 
school in 1900; took one course at 
th(! Connecticut Business College in 
Middletown, 1900-1901 and worked 
until 1903, when he entered the 
Middletown High School and gradu- 
ated with high rank in 1904. 

He entered the University in 
September, 1901; was a corijoral 
and sergeant in (he corps of cadets; 
assistant editor of the War Whoop. 
He took a prominent part in athletics, 
playing on the basket ball and foot 
Leonard Jamei. Clarkson. ball teams. He was manager of the 




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[1908 



foot ball team in the fall of 1907 and had arranged a very strong 
schedule and had worked hard to make the season a success. In the game 
against Dartmouth he played left end and in an attempt to break up Dart- 
mouth's interference, received a blow in the abdomen, which, though not alone 
sufficient to cause serious injury, aggravated a former intestinal trouble, from 
which he had suffered a few months before, and caused a ruptured intestine. 
An operation was attempted, but he failed so fast it had to be abandoned. 
He rapidly grew worse and died at 11:10, A. M., September, 30th. He was a 
fine student, and a born leader; was very popular with the "corps," and gave 
great promise of a brilliant future. He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal 
Church of Portland, and of the K A now the Z E Fraternity at the 
University. 

CLARENCE EDWARD DAY, B. S. 

Clarence E. Day, son of Lorey 
Dwight and Lilla Emily (Barrus) 
Day and cousin of E. S. Ball, 
'03, was born in Baldwinville, 
Mass., September 3, 1886. He pre- 
pared for college at the Templeton 
High School, Baldwinville and the 
Alurdock High School, Winchendon, 
Mass. He entered the University 
in September, 1904 and graduated 
B. S. from the Science and Litera- 
ture course in 1908, was a corporal, 
sergeant, sergeant-major and captain 
of Company B, in the corps of 
cadets; was recommended to the 
War Department as honor graduate; 
member of the B X Fraternity. 

He was in the employ of Smith, 
Day & Co., in their chair manufac- 
tory, in Baldwinville, from June, 
1908 until January, 1910. Since 
this last date, he has been with 
the same company in their ware- 
house in Indianapolis, Ind. 




Clarence Edward Day. 



LIEUT. IRVING BRYANT EDWARDS, B. S. 

Irving B. Edwards, son of Renfrew Irving and Priscilla Bryant (Tripp) 
Edwards, was born in Dorchester, Mass., May 23, 1887. He prepared for 
college at the Mechanic Arts High School, Boston, and entered the Uni- 
versity in September, 1904, and graduated B. S. in Chemistry in 1908; was a 
corporal, sergeant, 2d lieutenant Company C, in the corps of cadets; was a 
member of the — E Fraternity. 

He was commandant and instructor in the Rockland MiHtary Academy, 
West Lebanon, N. H., from September, 1908 until March, 1909. He was 
appointed a 3d lieutenant in the Philippines Constabularj^ Service, January 5, 
1909, and sailed for Manila, March 18, 1909; graduated from the Constabulary 
School in Manila, P. I., and has been stationed on the Island of Samar. 



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427 



RALPH ANDREWS EATON, A. B. 



Ralph A. Eaton, son of Herbert 
James and Hattie O la (Andrews) 
Eaton, was born in N orthfield Falls, 
Vt., February 14, 1888. He pre- 
pared for college at the N orthfield 
High School, class of 1904, and en- 
tered the University in September, 
of the same year, graduating A. B., 
from the Classical course in 190S; 
was a sergeant, 2d and 1st lieuten- 
ants in the corps of cadets; editor- 
in-chief of the Reveille; played on 
the foot ball team; member of the 
A ^ n Fraternity. He was instructor, 
Hinsdale, N. H. High School, 190S- 
1909; principal, Caledonia County 
Grammar School, Peacham, Vt., 1909- 
10; Rochester, Vt. High School, 1910 
to date. 

He was married July 19, 1910, 
to Alice Elnor Shepard of Goulds- 
ville, Vt. 




Ralph Andrews Eaton. 



WILLIS PERCY FRASER, B. S. 

Willis P. Fraser, son of John 
Alexander and Jessie Ann (McLean) 
Fraser, was born in Waltham, Mass., 
December 27, 1885. He graduated 
from the Waltham High School, in 
1904. In September of the same 
year, he entered the University and 
graduated B. S. in C. E. in 1908; was 
a corporal, sergeant, 2d lieutenant. 
Company B, and major in the corps 
of cadets; assistant business manager 
and business manager oi the Reveille; 
played on the class base ball team, 
and 2d"varsity" team in 1905; won 1st 
])rize, Sheldon Contest 1905; Sopho- 
more military medal; member of the 
./ 2 II Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer with 
Percy M. Blake, C. E., on con- 
stru(;tion of Burlington pipe line. 
New Britain, Conn., July, 1908- 
June, 1909; with A. W. Sperry, New 
Willis Percy Fraser. Haven, on construcition of Shore 




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[1908 



Line Electric R. R., New Haven and Saybrook, Conn., June, 1909-April, 
1910; with Percy M. Blake, on construction for raising the Shuttle Meadow 
dam, New Britain, Conn., from April, 1910 to date. 

He is a member of the First Congi-egational Church of Waltham; De- 
Witt Clinton Lodge, No. 15, F. and A. M., of Northfield; Waltham Com- 
mandery, No. 25, U. O. G. S. 

FRANCIS JOSEPH McCARTHY, 
B. S. 

Francis J. McCarthy, son of 
Jeremiah Corn eh us and Mary Ehza- 
beth (O'Neill) McCarthy, and brother 
of F. C. McCarthy, '12, was born 
in Berhn, Vt., November 6, 1886. 
He prepared for college at the 
Northfield High School, and entered 
the University in September, 1904, 
graduatmg B. S. in C. E. in 1908; 
was a corporal, sergeant, 2d lieuten- 
ant and 1st lieutenant in the corps of 
cadets; secretary, athletic associa- 
tion in 1907; played on the basket 
ball team; member of the Com- 
mons Club. He entered the em- 
I^loy of the Sanborn Map Co., July 
1, 1908, as insurance surveyor and 
has remained with them to date. 
His permanent address is Northfield, 
Francis Joseph McCarthy. Vt., R. F. D. No. 4. 

HARRY ASAHEL NIMS, B. S. 




Harry A. Nims, son of Frank W. 
and Emma D. (Plastridge) Nims, was 
born in Keene, N. H., July 2, 1886. He 
prepared for college at the Keene High 
School and entered the University in 
September, 1904, graduating B. S. in 
C. E. in 1908; was a corporal, sergeant, 
color-sergeant, and 1st lieutenant and 
quartermaster in the corps of cadet; secre- 
tary of class in 1904; member of the 
I E Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer, Main- 
tenance of Way depaitment of the Mis- 
souri Pacific R. R., November, 1908- 
June, 1911. Since this last date, he has 
been employed in the Construction de- 
partment of the same road. His pres- 
ent address is Park Place, Ark. 




Harry Asahel Nims. 



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GEORGE FREDERICK MITCHELL, B. S. 

George F. Mitchell, son of George Frederick and Rosalia Elizabeth 
(Bayer) Mitchell, was born in Medfield, Mass., November 8, 1887. He 
prepared for college at the Dedham 
High School and entered the Univer- 
sity in September, 1904, graduating 
B. S. in C. E. in 1908; was a color- 
sergeant in the corps of cadets ; mem- 
ber of the d X Fraternity. 

He was assistant foreman for 
Delaney A. Cameron of Boston, 
Mass., contractor of concrete work, 
July 6-November 8, 1908; foreman 
for the Fireproof Dwellings Co. of 
New Haven, Conn., November 8, 
1908-June 10, 1909. He was super- 
intendent for Delaney A. Cameron, 
on construction of concrete fire wall, 
Brighton Beach (N. Y.) Music Hall, 
June 10-August 1, 1909; superinten- 
dent for the Suburban Construc- 
tion Co. of New York city on 
work at Roslyn, N. Y., August 1- 
November 20, 1909. Since Novem- 
ber 20, 1909, he has engaged in 
business for himself at 266 Friend 
Street, Boston, Mass. He is a mem- George Frederick Mitchell. 

ber of the Episcopal Church; Orient Lodge, F. and A. M., of Norwood, 
Mass. His home address is Medfield, Mass. 





ROBERT GASTON NORTH, B. S. 

Robert G. North, son of Charles 
Brown and Elizabeth (Case) North, was 
born in Lanesboro, Mass., April 22, 1884. 
At an early age, his parents removed to 
Pittsfield, Mass., where he prepared for 
college. He entered the University in 
September, 1904, and graduated B. S. 
in C. E. in 1908; was a sergeant, and 
captain. Company I), in the corps of 
(!a(lets; member of the A ^ IJ Fraternity. 

He was an insurance surveyor for 
Ihe Sanborn Map Company of New 
York city, 1908-10. Since this last date, 
he has been employixl in (mgineering in 
Pittsfield, Mass. 



Robert Gaston North. 



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LIEUT. HOLLIS LEROY MULLER, U. S. A., B. S. 
HoUis L. Muller, son of Phillip Theodore and Margaret (Ellis) M tiller, 
was born in Birmingham, Ala., October 30, 1887. He attended the Atlanta, 

Ga. public schools, the North 
Carolina IMiUtary Academy, and the 
Burlington, Vt. High School. He en- 
tered the University, September 5, 
1904, and graduated B. S. in Chemis- 
try in 1908; was a sergeant, 1st lieu- 
tenant and adjutant of the corps of 
cadets; assistant editor of the Reveille; 
member of the - E Frater- 
nity. 

He served in the 1st Regiment, 
Vermont National Guard, during 
1906-08, as private, corporal, regi- 
mental sergeant-major and 2d lieu- 
tenant. He was commissioned 2d 
lieutenant, United States Coast 
Artillery Corps, April 7, 1909; was 
stationed at Fort Mom-oe, Va., June 
1-July 9, 1909; Fort Michie, N. Y., 
June 12, 1909 to date. He is a mem- 
Lieut. Hoiiis Leroy Muller. ber of the Episcopal Church. 

JOHN EDWARD O'DONNELL, B. S. 

John E. O'Donnell, son of 
Thomas Henrj' and Ellen Elizabeth 
(Fitzpatrick) O'Donnell, was born 
in Florence, Mass., July 13, 188.5. 
He prepared for college at St. 
Michael's School, Northhampton, 
Mass., and entered the University 
in September, 1904 , graduating 
B. S. in C. E. in 1908; was a cor- 
poral, 1st sergeant, and 1st lieutenant, 
Company A, in the corps of cadets: 
played on the base ball team four 
years, serving as captain in 1907 ; 
won the Shuttleworth sword; was 
a member of the A 2 U Frater- 
nity. He is at present assistant 
engineer with the Central Vermont 
R. R. He is a member of the 
Catholic Church, and the Owl Club 
of St. Albans. 

Juhu Edward O'Donnell. 




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LIEUT. SYLVESTER MINER PARKER 

Sylvester M. Parker, son of 
Edgar Alonzo and Sarah Helen 
(Mclntyre) Parker, was born in 
Maplewood, Mass., September 3, 
1887. He prepared for college at 
the Maiden High School and entered 
the University from Maiden in 
September, 1904, graduating B. S. 
in C. E., in 1908. He took post 
graduate work at the University in 
Electrical Engineering, September, 
1908-March, 1909; also serving as 
assistant commandant with rank of 
captain. 

He was a corporal and sergeant 
in the signal corps and 2d lieutenant, 
Company B in the corps of cadets; 
was a member of the ^ E 
Fraternity. He was appointed a3d 
lieutenant in the Philippines Con- 
stabulary, January 5, 1909, and 
left for Manila, March 12, 1909, 
where he graduated from the Con- 
stabulary School in July, 1909; was 
commissioned 3d lieutenant March 



B. S. 




~— «F 






19, 



Lieut. Sylvester Miner Parker. 

1909; was promoted 2d lieutenant 



August 12, 1910. He has served in the Philippine Islands to date. 

RAYMOND VICTOR ROOT, B. S. 

Raymond V. Root, son of 
Leverett Curtis and Eva (Bidwell) 
Root, was born in Chester, Conn., 
February 19, 1888. In 1890, his par- 
ents removed to Cromwell, Conn., 
where he attended the public schools. 
II(> graduated from the Middletown, 
( oiui. High School in 1904, and en- 
iticd the University in September 
(it the same year, graduating B. S. 
in C. E. in 1908; was a sergeant and 
1st lieutenant in the corps of cadets; 
member of the Commons Club. 

He was an insurance surveyor 
the Sanborn Map Co., June, 
19()8-Aj)ril, 1909; was assistant engi- 
neer, Missouri Pacific R. R., April, 
1909-May 30, 1910. He was instru- 
ment man for the New York, New 
Haven & Hartford R. R. from June, 
1910 to date. His permanent address 
is Cromwell, Conn. 




Raymond Victor Root. 



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[1908 




ARVID HENRY SJOVALL, B. S. 

Arvid H. Sjovall, son of Carl Hendrick and Augusta Matilda (Anderson) 

Sjovall, was born in Sheppstad, Westergotland, Sweden, December 19, 1885. 

" — In 1889, his parents came to Connec- 

^' ticut. He attended the public schools 

of Cromwell, Conn., and graduated 
from the ;Middletown( Conn.) High 
School in 1904. He entered the Uni- 
versity in September, 1904, and grad- 
uated B. S. in C. E. in 1908; was a 
ifirporal, sergeant and 2d heutenant, 
( 'ompany B, in the corps of cadets; man- 
:t(ier of the Mandolin Club, 1907-08; 
iharter member of the Commons Club. 
During his coUege vacations, he 
was assistant to the city engineer of 
Middletown, and cost clerk and drafts- 
man with Wilcox, Crittenden & Co., 
manufacturers of marine hardware, 
Middletown. In the spring of 1908, 
he passed the civU service examina- 
tion for a civU engineer, Philippine 
Islands; and received an appointment 
as assistant engineer, Bureau of Pub- 
lic Works, Department of Commerce 
Arvid Henry SjovaU. ^nd Pohce. He went to Manila in 

August. At present, he has charge of the Tarlac office, 7th Engineering 
District, Tarlac, P. I. His permanent address is Care of Bureau of Public 
Works, Manila, P. I. 

DONALD ULYSSES SMITH, B. S. 

Donald L'. Smith, son of Frank P. 
and Sarah (Moody) Smith, was born in 
Chester, Conn., September 19, 1885. He 
prepared for college at the high schools 
in Deep River and Middletown, Conn., 
and entered the L'niversity from Ashley 
Falls, Mass., in September, 1904, grad- 
uating B. S. in C. E., in 1908; was a cor- 
poral, sergeant and ordnance-sergeant in 
the corps of cadets; played on the foot 
ball team, four years; manager of tin 
base ball team in 1906; president of hi~ 
class in 1906; assistant editor of the Wm- 
Whoop in 1906 and 1907; member of the 
S X Fraternity. He is assistant engi- 
neer United States Corps of Engineers, 
Wheeling, West Virginia. 




Donald Ulysses Smith. 



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LIEUT. DWIGHT FRANK SMITH, U. S. M. C, B. S. 

Dwight F. Smith, son of Frank Vermont and Elva May (Slayton) Smith, 
was born in Stowe, Vt., January 6, 1886. He prepared for college at the Stowe 
High School, and the State Normal 
School, Randolph, Vt. He entered the 
University, September, 1904, grad- 
uating B. S. in C. E. in June, 1908; 
was a corporal, 1st sergeant, and 1st 
lieutenant Company B in the corps 
of cadets; member of the A ^ IJ 
Fraternity. 

He was commissioned 2d lieu- 
tenant in the United States Marine 
Corps, January 6, 1909; was stationed 
at the United States Naval Station, 
Port Royal, S. C, January 1-Decem- 
ber, 1909; served with the U. S. S. 
North Carolina on cruise in South 
American waters, including Rio de 
Janeiro, Montevideo, Buenos Ayres, 
and other ports in 1910. He has served 
on this battleship at Portsmouth, 
R. I. and at Havana, Cuba from 1910 
to date. He is a member of the Blue 
Lodge, F. and A. M., and the Royal 
Arch Chapter. He was promoted 1st 
lieutenant in October, 1911. 




Lieut. Dwight Frank Smith. 




Frederic- Stevens Stow. 



FREDERIC STEVENS STOW, 

B. S. 

Frederic S. Stow, son of James 
Pomeroy and Mary Dyas (Stevens) 
Stow, was born in Middletown, 
Conn., October 9, 1886. He attended 
the schools of his city and graduated 
with first honors from the high school 
in 1904. He entered the University 
in September, 1904 and graduated 
B. S. in C. E. in 1908; was a corporal, 
' sergeant, 1st lieutenant and ordnance 
officer in the corps of cadets; assistant 
editor of the Reveille; assistant busi- 
iK'ss manager of the War Whoo]) in 
1907; received the Freshman general 
average medal, J 1905; Sophomore aca- 
demic and generalj average medals, 
1906; Thomas Medal in 1906, Silver 
Medal of the Austin Trophy in 1906; 
Bronze Medal of the Austin Trophy 



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in 1907; Senior Gold Medal; was president of class in 1908; member of the 
OX Fraternity. 

He entered the employ of the Engineering department of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad, July 20, 1908, and has remained with them 
to date. He was engaged during July, 1908-August, 1909 on construction of 
the Willimantic & South Coventry Trolley I^ine, then on preliminary surveys 
for improvements on the Berkshire branch of the road. He is at present en- 
gaged on surveys for the improvements of the Air Line Railroad between New 
Haven and Willimantic. He is a member of the Church of the Holy Trinity, 
Episcopal, Middletown, Conn. His permanent address is Middletown, Conn. 

LYMAN NEWTON WHEELOCK, B. S. 




Lyman Newton Wheelock. 



Lyman N. Wheelock, son of 
Herbert Ruthven and Ada Augusta 
(Bradshaw) Wheelock, was born in 
East Bedin, Vt., now a part of M on t- 
])elier city, April 10, 1885. He pre- 
pared for college at the Montpelier 
High School and entered the Univer- 
sity in September, 1904, graduating 
B. S. in C. E. in 1908; was a corporal, 
sergeant, 1st .sergeant and captain. 
Company A, in the corps of cadets; 
won military medal in 1905; busi- 
ness manager of the War Whoop in 
1907; member of the 6 X Fraternity. 

In 1908, he entered the employ 
of the Civil Engineering department 
of the G. B. Markle Company, of 
Jeddo, Pa., and has remained with 
them to date. He is a member of 
Aurora Lodge, No. 22, F. and A. ^L 
of Montpelier, Vt. 



LIEUT. MYLES STANDISH WILDER, B. S. 



Myles S. Wilder, son of John Standish and Lizzie Mary (Wood) Wilder, 
and nephew of J. V. N. Standish, '47, was born in South Woodstock, Vt., 
June 1, 1887. He prepared for college at the Woodstock High School and 



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entered the University in September, 
1904, graduating B. S. in C. E. in 
1908; was a sergeant, post quarter- 
master-sergeant and second lieutenant 
in the corps of cadets; played on the 
foot ball and basket ball teams; 
member of the - E Fraternity. 

He worked during the summer 
vacation of 1906, for the Roadmastcr 
division, Boston & Maine Railroad, 
Springfield, Mass.; was appointed a 
third Heutenant in the Philippines 
Constabulary in 1908, and graduate 
with highest honors from the Consta- 
bulary School at Manila, December 
9, 1908; was promoted 2d lieutenant, 
November 17, 1909. He was in 
command of the first compan}^ of 
Capiz at Sapian, Capiz, P. I., 1908- 
March, 1910. He is now in com- 
mand of the first company of Negros 
bccidental at Manapla on the north 
coast of the Island of Negros. 




Lieut. Myles Standish Wilder. 



ERNEST CHARLES WHITE, B. S. 

Ernest C. White, son of Matthew B. and Elizabeth Duncan (Livingston) 
White, was born in New Britain, Conn., August 23, 1884. At an early age, his 

l>arents removed to Manchester, N. H., 
where he prepared for college. He en- 
tered the University in September, 1904, 
and graduated B. S. in C. E. in 1908; 
was a corporal, sergeant, chief musician 
and 2d lieutenant, Company C, in the 
corps of cadets; member of the Z E 
Fraternity. 

He was assistant engineer in the En- 
gineering corps of (he Mi.ssouri Pacific 
Railroad, September, 1908-June, 1909; 
transitman, Boston Elevated Railroad, 
August, 1909-April, 1910; detail drafts- 
MKin for the New England Structural 
Company, Everett, Mass., April-Octo- 
ber, 1910; transitman, city engineer's 
office, Everett, Mass, October, 1910- 
y\ugust, 1911. Since September, 1911, he 
has been instru(;tor of Civil I'^iigineering at 
Ernest Cna.ies Wlilte. Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. 

• He was married, June 25, 1910, to Lillie May Orcutt of Northfield, Vt. 
One child has Ix'cn born t(} them: Frank Orcutt, born August 8, 1911. 




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NON-GRADUATES, 1908. 



LUEY EARL CLEVELAND AMIDON, B. S. 

Luey E. C. Amidon, son of S. H. and Mirriam A. Amidon, was born in 
Millers Falls, Mass., March 29, 1885. He prepared for college at the Montague 
(Mass.) High School and at the Williston and Gushing academies. He entered 
the University in September, 1904, remaining two years; was a corporal in the 
corps of cadets; played in the cadet orchestra; member of the A I! FI Frater- 
nity. He graduated B. S. from Dartmouth Gollege in 1908, and has since en- 
gaged in business in Millers Falls, Mass. 



EDWIN 




Edwin Dana Huntley. 



DANA HUNTLEY. 

Edwin D. Huntley, son of Gharles 
Richard and Mary Ann (Strong) Hunt- 
ley, was born in Goncord, N. H., 
July 26, 1885. In 1890, his parents re- 
moved to Burlington, where he at- 
tended the graded and high schools. 
He entered the University in Sep- 
tember, 1902, and remained until 
1908; was a corporal, 1st sergeant 
and sergeant-major in the corps of 
cadets; played on the foot ball team, 
1902-07 and was captain in 1905-07; 
member of the X Fraternity. 

He has engaged in the laundry 
business with his father, proprietor 
of the Burlington Steam Laundry 
from 1908 to date. 

He is a member of the Episco- 
pal Ghurch; and 32° Mason, being 
a member of Burlington Lodge, 
No. 100, BurUngton Commandery, 
No. 2, K. T., Vermont Gonsistory 
and Gairo Temple, Mystic Shrine; 
Lake Ghamplain Yacht Glub. 



IRVING RUSSELL BIGKFORD. 

Irving R. Biclcford, son of Horace Mann and EUzabeth (Smallwood) 
Bickford, was born in Dorchester, Mass., March 11, 1886. He attended the 
schools of his city and graduated from the Mechanics' .4rts High School, Bos- 
ton, Mass., in 1904. In September of the same year, he entered the University 
and remained until December, 1905; was a member of the I E Fraternity. 

He spent several months traveling on the Pacific coast, studying the lum- 
ber industry and then entered the employ of the H. M. Bickford Gompany of 
Boston, Mass., general builders and lumber manufacturers. He is at present 
manager of the company's office, Madison Square, New York city. 



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EDWIN WATSON SMALLMAN, B. S. 

Edwin W. Smallman, son of William Thomas and Jennie Greenough 
(Nickerson) Smallman, was born in Boston, Mass., Sept. 23, 1885. In 1888, his 
parents removed to Maiden, Mass., 
where he prepared for college in the 
high school. He entered the Uni- 
versity in September, 1904, remain- 
ing until June, 1906; was a corporal 
in the corps of cadets; business 
manager of the War Whoop in 1906; 
assistant manager of the foot ball 
team; played 3d base on the 2d base 
ball team; received the Freshman 
Academic medal; member of the A 
I I J Fraternity. 

He entered Dartmouth College 
in September, 1906 and graduated 
B. S. in 1908; was a member of the 
K 2" Fraternity of that institution. 
He entered the employ of French & 
Hubbard, consulting engineers, Bos- 
ton, in September, 1909, as assistant 
engineer, which position he still re- 
tains. His address is Fitchburg, 
J^a_gg_ Edwin Watson Smallman. 

WILLIAM LEO NORTON. 

WiUiam L. Norton, son of Henry Joseph and Rose Emma (Voight) Norton, 
was born in Baltimore, Md., March 27, 1886. He attendetl the public scliools 
of his city and the Preparatory department of Loyola College, Baltimore, and 
entered the University in September, 1904, remaining until February, 1907; 
was a sergeant in the corps of cadets; member of the 2 E Fraternity. 

He was levelman for the Washington Terminal Company, Washington, 
D. C, on the construction of the Union Station, March-September, 1907. 
He was assistant engineer, the Spanish-American Iron Company, of Santiago, 
Cuba, at Daiquire, Cuba, November 1, 1907-November 1, 1908; with Reding 
and Howard, civil engineers, Baltimore, Md., on general engineering and real 
estate work, December 1, 190S-July 31, 1909; inspector on highway construc- 
tion for the State Road Commission. Maryland, August 1, 1909-January 8, 
1910; field engineer for the FuHcr luigineering Company of Alleiitown, Pa., 
on cement mill construction ut Union Bridge;, Md., February 7, 1910 to date. 
He is a member of the Catholic Church. 

GUY HERBERT WILLIAMS. 
Guy H. Williams, son of Herbert Horace and Julia Chapin (Mclnestinc) 
WilUams, was born in Manchester, N. H., October, 23, 1884. He prepared for 
college in the schools of his city and entered the University in September, 
1904, remaining two years; was a student at the University of Maine; in 1907- 
08; since 1908, he has been a draftsman in Boston, Mass. 




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CLASS OF 1909. 



GEORGE EDGAR AMES, JR., B. S. 




George Edgar Ames, Jr. 



George E. Ames, son of George 
Edgar and Elizabeth Agnes (Magorney) 
Ames, was born in Lowell, IVIass., Sep- 
tember 28, 1886. He graduated from the 
l.owell High School in 1905; and in Sep- 
tember of the same j^ear, he entered the 
I'niversity, graduating B. S. in E. E. in 
1909; was a corporal, 1st sergeant and 
ordnance-sergeant and 1st lieutenant and 
adjutant in the corps of cadets; played 
on the basket ball team, three years, be- 
ing captain in 1908; vice-president of the 
"N. U." Athletic Association in 1907; 
vice-president of class in 1909; athletic 
editor of War Whoop in 1908; member of 
the A Fraternity. He has been assist- 
ant engineer for the Providence Steel 
and Wire Co., from 1909 to date. His 
address is 129 Brownell St., Provi- 
dence, R. I. 



LIEUT. ROY LYXDIX ANDREWS, B. S. 



Roy L. Andrews, son of Charles 
Henry and Eleonora Frances (DuBois) 
Andrews, was born in Northfield, Vt., 
(Gouldsville), April 1, 1882. In 1888, his 
parents removed to Fishkill, N. Y., and 
in 1896 to Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where 
he attended the city schools. He grad- 
uated from the Poughkeepsie High School 
in 1901. He also attended schools in 
Middletown, N. Y., and Reading, Pa 
He entered the University, September ]'_' 
190.5, and graduated B. S., from the Sciencr 
and Literature course in 1909; was a cor- 
poral, sergeant, sergeant major and 2d 
lieutenant in the corps of cadets; assistant 
manager of the base ball team, 1907-08; 
as