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Lawyers, Brown Univ. Residence: 56 W. 45th St.. N.
Y. City, and Middletown Springs, Vt. Address: 5 Nas-
sau St.. N. Y. City.

AVERY, FRANK CHAMBERLAIN

Lawyer; b. Seneca Falls N. Y., June 26, I860; s.
Zalmon Davies and Lucretia (Chamberlain) Avery;
ed. Union Coll.; m. Seneca Falls. N. Y., Jan. 2, 1883,
Caroline Cecilia Jenks. Admitted to bar, Jan. 2, 1S82,
and engaged in practice at Seneca Falls. N. Y. ; later
clerk Surrogate's Court, and partner, successively, of
Judges Franklin and Hazelton, at Ovid, N. Y.: for
past 20 years practising in N. Y. City; senior partner
of firm of Avery & Schlesinger. Past master Union
Lodge. No. 114. F. and A.M., and mem. Chapter,
Council, and Commandery. Democrat; ex-pres. Ca-
yuga Club, 200 Lenox Av.; mem. Psi Upsilon frater-
nity. Residence: 110 Morningside Drive. Address:
20 Broad SL, N. Y. I

AVERY, WILLIAM LESTER

Consul gen.; b. .V. y. City, Feb. 17, 1S53; ed. public
and private schs. of Lee. .Mass.: married; two chil-
dren. Shipmaster by profession; at sea 1869-1883;
ag't of Northern Pacific Express Co.. Butte and Miles
City, Mont.. 1884-1897; consul at Belize since March 9,
1808. Address: Belize. British Honduras.



AYER, FREDERICK FANNING

Author, lawyer; b. Lowell, .Mass.; s. James Cook
and Josephine Mellen (Southwick) Ayer. g.s. Royal
Southwick, of Lowell, Mass.; grandmother, sister of
late H. B. Claflin; grad. Harvard Coll., A.B. 1873;
studied at Harvard Law Sch.: unmarried. Admitted
to Mass. Bar, 1875; since father's death, 1878, has
managed great properties of Ayer estate: presented
Ayer Memorial Library, costing $40,000, to town of
Ayer, Mass.; dir. Keweenaw Ass'n, Ltd., Lowell & An-
dover R. R., J. C. Ayer Co.; large stockholder in N. ST.
Tribune Ass'n, The Tremont & Suffolk Mills, etc. Au-
thor: Bell and Wing (1,260 pages of verse). Clubs:
I'nion League, Metropolitan, University, Riding, Down
Town. Residence: 5 W. 57th St. Address: Mills
Bld'g, N. Y. City.

AYRAULT, ARTHUR DE LANCEY

Educator; b. Oxford, N. Y., Sept. 28, 1866; e. Walter
and Elizabeth (Fitzhugh) Ayrault; grad. Columbia
Coll., A.B., 188S; m. Flushing, N. Y., 1899, Elizabeth
Ewetse Wood; children: Arthur DeLancey, Jr., b. 1901;
Wardell Kinnaird, b. 1909. Master in Washington
Coll., Tacoma, Wash.. 1889-1892; St. Paul's Sch., Con-
cord, N. H 1892-1896; St. Paul's Sch., Garden City, L. I.,
1896-1901. Head Master Heathcote Sch., Harrison, N.
Y., since 1901. Democrat; Episcopalian. Mem. School-
masters' Ass'n, Alumni Ass'n of Phi Beta Kappa; Sig-
ma Phi fraternity. Trustee All Saints Ch., Harrison
Free Library. Address: Heathcote Sch., Harrison, N. Y.

AYRES, STEVEN BECKWITH

Real estate; b. Fort Dodge, Iowa, Oct. 27, 1861; s.
S. B. and Arte (Dunlap) Ayres; grad. Syracuse Univ..
A.B. ; m. Oct. 5 1905, Helen Thompson. Prts. and dir.
Bronxdale Realty Corp'n, Wheeler Corp'n, mem. Con-
gress 1911-1913. Author: Genealogy of Ayres Fam-
ily, 1901; Bridge, 1909; Building an American Mer-
chant Marine, 1913. Mem. N. Y. Hist. Soc. Clubs: Psi
Upsilon, Graduates, Ardsley. Address: Spuvten Duy-
ril, N. Y.



BABB, GEORGE W.

Fire insurance mg'r; b. Boston, Mass., Oct. 17, 1 >4 7 :
ed. in Boston public and private schs.; m. Nova Scotia,
1886, Janet C. Messinger. Employed in a Boston dry
goods jobbing house, 1865-1870; mn'g clerk in a Boston
fire insurance agency, 1870-1875, and local fire insurance
ag't in Boston, 1876-1880; appt'd gen. ag't Commerce In-
surance Co. of Albany, N. Y., and removed to Albany,
1880; appt'd sp'l ag't of Northern Assurance Co. of
London, 18S2; in 18S5 appt'd mg'r of New England
Dep't of the Northern and removed to Boston; in 1889
appt'd mg'r of N. Y. Dep't of the Northern, comprising
the Middle and Southern States, and also gen. att'y
and financial ag't for that company, and removed to
New York. In 1896 again became mg'r of the New
England Dep't of the Northern on its consolidation
with N. Y. Dep't. Mem. of original Com. of Four which
prepared the Universal Mercantile Schedule. Pres. N. v,
B'd of Fire Underwriters, May, 1907-May, 1009, and
Pres. Nat. B'd of Fire Underwriters, May, 1911-Mav,
1913. Independent. Mem. Chamber of Commerce, Mer-
chants Ass'n, New England Soc. of Brooklyn. Club:
Down Town Ass'n. Address: 55 John St.. N. Y. City.

BABBITT. OTIS H.

Physician, surgeon; b. Otsego, N. Y.. March 19, 1854;
s.. Roswell and Ann Elizabeth (Brown) Babbitt; ed.
Baldwinsville Acad., 1870, Oswego State Normal Sch.,
1875; N. Y. Homoepathic Med. Coll. and Hosp., M. D..
1S82; m. Hartwick, N. Y., Oct. 23, 1876, Emma Went-
worth Luce; one d.; E. Blanche Denman, b. Oct. 5 18S1
(m. Prof. George E. Denman, Dobbs Ferry. N. Y.)
Teacher in public schs, 7 years; since 1882, practising
physician and surgeon, 14 years in Cooperstown. X. Y.;
since 1896 in Auburn, X. V. Trustee 6 years, village of
Cooperstown. N. Y. ; pres. village of Cooperstown. 1
year; pres. B'd of Ed'n (mem. 6 years). Republican;
mem. M. E. Ch., mem. Am. Med. Ass'n. Homoeo-
pathic Med. Soc, State of N. Y. : Cayuga Co. Med.
Soc, Auburn City Med. Soc, Alumni Ass'n X. Y. ;
Homoeopathic Med. Coll. and Hosp. Mason, Odd Fellow,
Mem. Exec Com. N. Y. State Sunday Sch. Ass'n. Ad-
dr -' 178 Genesee St., Auburn, X. Y.

BAKBOTT ;ANK LUSK

b. Waterville. X. Y.: s. Miller and Marv
El idalli Babbott; grad. Amherst College,
\ I.. 1903; Columbia Univ., LL.B., 1880;
mi ^eb. 18, 1886. Lydia Richardson Pratt;
I v R.. Frank L.. Jr., Lydia P.. Helen L.
1' i Typewriter Co.; trustee Brooklyn Sav-
in lOklyn Trust Co. Mem. Brooklyn B'd of



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Ed'n. 1895-1902; N. V. Bid of Ed'n, 190J8-190O; (v.-p.
1902-1904), honorary v. -p. Brooklyn Free Kindergar-
ten Soc.; pres. Packer Collegiate Inst.; trustee Y. W.
C. A. of Brooklyn; Brooklyn Public Library; Brooklyn
Acad, of Music; Brooklyn City Plan; pies. Brooklyn
Armstrong Ass'n; mem. Art Comm'n of N. Y. City; B'd
Home Missions Presby'n Ch.; Gen. Com. Citizens' Union,
Author: Classic English Oiks; John Donne's poems.
Clubs: Century. Alpha Delta Phi, University, Grolier,
City (N. Y. City), University, Montauk, Hamilton
(Brooklyn), Nassau Country, Adirondack League. Resi-
dences: Glen Cove, L. I., and 149 Lincoln Pl Brooklyn.
N. Y. Address 346 Broadway, N. Y. City.

BABCOCK, EDWARD WILCOX

Clergyman; b. Westerly, R. I.; s. Edward W, and
Martha B. (Cross) Babcock; ed. Phillips Andover Acad
Brown Univ.. A..B. t Phi Beta Kappa'. 1874; Berkeley
Divinity Sch.; m. Church of the Heavenly Rest. N. 1.
City, 1890, Fannie B. Starr. Has been rector of par-
ishes in New Haven and Stonington, Conn.; now rector
Church of the Holy Cross. Troy. N. Y. Principal, Mary
Warren Free Inst.. Troy, N. Y. Pres. Brown Univ.
Alumni Ass'n of Albany, 11)08. Club: Alpha Delta Phi
of N. Y. City (charter mem). 1903. Address: 1 42
Eighth St., Troy, N. Y.

BABCOCK, EUGENE JEFFREY

Clergyman; b. Painted Post, N. Y".. April 2, 1850: s.
Buel Hunt and Crissey Jane ( Decker I Babcock; ed.
Cheshire Acad., Conn.; Burlington Coll.. N. J.; Hobart
Coll., Union Coil., B.A., 1876; Gen. Theol. Bern., S.T.B.,
1S79; Founders' Day orator, Burlington, Coll.. 1872;
declined "commencement speaker" in choice of ten
from class, Union Coll., 1876; 'varsity crew, bow oar,
Union, Saratoga, 1S7U; declined appointment as "essay
speaker" commencement, Gen. Theol. Sem., 1S79; m.
Geneva, N. Y.. Oct. 7, 18S0, Anna Rebecca Wilson; one
d., Marjorie Belle (-Mrs. Darrison). Ordered deacon.
1S79: ordained priest, 1880, in Mich.: in charge of
parishes at Grand Rapids and Whitehall and was first
archdeacon of Diocese of Western Mich.; also Canan-
daigua, Youngstown and Lockport, N. T., and Council
Bluffs, Iowa: retired 1907. Now treas. De Veaux Coll.,
Niagara Falls, and office clerk E'd of Ed'n, Lockport.
Independent Democrat. Episcopalian. Mem. Alumni
Ass'n, Gen Theol. Sem.; Economic League, Lockport,
N. 1'.; Chi Phi (Hobart), also Masonic bodies; lodge,
chapter, Knights Templar. Recreations: Baseball
games, angling. Address: 146 Pine St., Lockport, N. ">

BABCOCK, GEORGE H.

Manufacturer; b. Watertown, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1S52; s.
Henrv H and Eliza (Wheeler) Babcock; ed public and
private schs, Watertown, N. Y.; m. Oct. 14, 1874, Alice
L. Webster, of St. Albans, Vt. Pres. H. H. Babcock Co.
(mf'rs of carriages and automobiles); v.-p. and dir.
Watertown Savings Bank, dir. Watertown Light &
Power Co., Northern X. Y. Utilities Co.. Watertown Nat.
Bank, Jefferson Countv Nat. Bank. Democrat; Episco-
palian; vestryman Trinity Ch. Trustee City Hosp. (ex-
pres.), Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library. Clubs:
Black River Valley ( ex-pres. mem. B'd Gov's). Jefferson
County Golf (mem. B'd Gov's). Address: 221 Mullin St.,
Watertown, N. Y.
BABCOCK. HENRY DENISON

Banker; grad. Columbia Coll.. A.B.. 1868; m. Anna D.
Woodward; children: Samuel D., Woodward, Richard
F Mrs H. R. Winthrop. Mem. N. E. Soc, Sons of
Revolution, Mil. Order Foreign Wars, Columbia Univ.
Alumni Ass'n. Clubs: University, Metropolitan, Union
League, Riding, Rockawav Hunt, Union, City Mid-day,
Delta Phi. Residence: 20 East 52d St. Address: 32
Liberty St., X. Y. City.
BABCOCK, HERBERT N.

Lawyer: b. Caton, N. Y., Aug. 4, 1870; s. Henry L.
and Charlotte CPinney) Babcock; ed. public schs. and
acad., Elmira, X. Y. ; m. Elmira, N. Y., Sept. 20, 1894.
Maude Comstock; children: Harold C, b. 1S97; Norman
H., b. 19H3. Admitted to bar, 1S94; to U. S. District
Court. 1899; to U. S. Circuit Court, 1899; acting city
judae, two terms; ass't dist. attorney, 6 years; U. S.
comm'r, 4 years: mem. firm of Compton, Hurlbut &
Babcock. Republican: chm'n Republican County Com.
1903; County Committeeman 6 years; chm'n Republican
Cong Com. for 33d Con. Dist. of N. Y.; civil service ex-
aminer, State of N. Y. Mem. Park Congregational Ch.
Mem. Commercial Law League of America, Masonic-
Club. Ivy Lodge. No. 397. F. and AM.; Elmira Chapter.
No. 42. R.A.M. : Elmira Camp, No. SS79, Modern Wood-
men of America: mem. Edn'l Com.. Y. M. C. A. Recrea-
tion: General athletics. Address: 309-311 Realty Bld'g.
Elmira, N. Y.
BABCOCK, WASHINGTON IRVING

Naval architect and eng'r; b. Stonington, Conn.. Sept.
26, 1858; s. Capt. David S. and Charlotte A. (Xoyes)



Babcock; ed. public schs. of Brooklyn; ma. I, Brooklyn
Polv. Inst., B.S., 1876; Rensselaer Poly. Inst., C.E.,
1878; m. New Orleans, La., Jan. 1, 189U. Crac- W., d.

Hon. H. P. Kernochan. In emploj ,,i Moit ' iron

Works. X. Y. ('ilv, and Roach's Ship Va rd, Chest er. Pa.,
1878-1885; Providence and Stonington S. S. Co., 188a-
1887; sup't Union Dry Dork Co., Buffalo, X. Y.. 1NS.7-
1SN9; Chicago Ship B'.d'g Co., as mg'r ten years, and
pres. 1S99-1900. Mem. Soc. Naval Architects and Marine
Eng'rs, Am. Soc. Naval Eng'rs. U. S. Naval Inst.. Inst'n
Naval Architects. London. England. Clubs: Engineers.
X. Y. Y.icht. Residence; 229 W. 97th St. Address: H
State St.. X. Y. City.

BABST, EARL D.

Lawyer; b. Crestline, O., July 6, 1870; s. Jacob and
Mathilde (Stoll) Babst; attended Kenyon Mil. Acad..
ISNH Kon\ on i 'oil . ISS'.i I v.' 1 : Univ. ol Midi., I'll M
1898 I.L.B., 1894; (honorary) A.M., 1911; m. 1903, Alice
Edwina Uhl, d. Edwin F. Uhl, late Ambassador to
Germany. In practice, Detroit, 1894-1902; Chicago,
1902-1 906; New York since 1906; general counsel
National Biscuit Co. Mem. Am. Bar Ass'n, Ass'n Bar
City of N. Y., Psi Upsilon fraternity and Phi Beta
Kappa Soc; mem. Alumni Advisory Council. Univ. of
Mich. Clubs: Union League, University (Chicago);
University, Ardslev (N. Y. City). Resilience: 128 W.
69th St. Address: 409 W. 15th St., N. Y. City.

BACHE, JULES S.

Banker; b. N. Y. City, Nov. 9, 1SG1 ; s. Semon and
Elizabeth (Van Praag) Bach, : , ,1 ( 'harlier Inst., N.
Y.; m. N. Y. City, Mar. 23, 1S91. Florence R. Scheftel;
children: Mrs Fred Lloyd Richards, b. 1893; Kathryn
King. b. 1898. Now senior partner J. S. Baehe &
Co., bankers; dir. New Amsterdam Casualty Co., in-
ternal Banking Corp'n, Nat. Bank of Cuba, Empire
Trust Co.. Anniston Cicv Land Co.. New River Collier-
ies Co., Hall Switch & Signal Co., First Mortgage
Guarantee Co., Wawbeek Land Co., United Assets
Corp'n. Am. Indemnity Co. of Baltimore. Clubs: New
York Lambs. Lawyers, Automobile. Residence: 8 E.
67th St., N. Y. City. Address: 3S Avenue Marceau,
Paris, and 42 Broadway, N. Y. City.

BACHE, LEOPOLD S.

Banker, broker; b. N. Y. City, Nov. 12, 1S65; s.
Semon and Elizabeth (Van Praag) Baohe; attended
Phila. Inst., Frankfurt, Germany, 1S73-1874; Charlier
Inst. N. Y 1874-1880; Belgium, 1880-1882; im. N. Y.
City, Feb. 3, 1892, Hattie Stein; children: Frank
Semon, Harold Leopold. Entered father's glass busi-
ness, Semon Baohe & Co., 1882; became partner. 1888;
treas. Giveen Mf'g Co., 1895, and entered Cotton Ex-
change, 1901; partner in firm J. S. Bache & Co., since
1904, becoming mem. N. Y. Coffee and N. Y. Produce
Exchanges; mem. N. Y. Stock Exchange since 1908.
Dir. N.'Y. Plate Glass Ins. Co. (mem. Advisory Com.);
dir. and chm'n Auditing Com. City of N. Y. Ins. Co.;
mem B'd Mg'rs N. Y. Cotton Exchange. Democrat:
Hebrew. Clubs: Harmonie, N. V. Bridge Whist. Stock
Exchange. Luncheon. Century, Country (White
Plains). Country (Portdhester). Residences: Crest
View, Portchester, N. Y., and 112 W. 75th St., N. Y.
City. Address: 42 Broadway, N. Y. City.

BACKUS, JAMES BAYARD

Lawver; b. Schenectady, N. Y, Sept. 20, 1S53; s.
Rev. Dr. J. Trumbull Backus (moderator "Reunion"
Gen. Assemlbly of Presby'n Ch., Philadelphia, 1870)
and Anne (Walworth) Backus (d. Hon. Reuben Hyde
Walworth, last of N. Y. State chancellors); grad.
Union Coll., B.A., 1874; m. 1877, Cornelia N. Price; one
d.: Elizabeth Chester Backus (wife of Walter Toucey
Peck). Chm'n Com. on Enrollment of Com. of 53,
which organized Republicans of County of N. Y., 1897-
1S98. This .movement forced nomination of Theodore
Roosevelt for Gov. of N. Y. State, as Senator Piatt
was obliged to select some candidate for Gov. accept-
able to Independents, represented Iby this org'n. Re-
publican. Mem. Met. Museum of Art, Soc. Colonial
Wars; one of seven original organizers Soc. of May-
flower Descendants. Residence: 600 W. 115th St. Ad-
dress: 100 Broadway, N. Y. City.
BACON, ALEXANDER SAMUEL

Lawver: lb. Jackson, Mich., Nov. 20, 1853; s. John
A. and Harriet (Smitih) Bacon; grad. Jackson High
Sch., and U. S. Mil. Acad.. West Point, 1876 (was First
Capt. Corps of Cadets and grad. in the "Stars" and
was after grad. instr. in art'y tactics and practical
astronomy); m. Denver. Colo.. Sept. 1, 1S86, Harriet
Whettelsey Sohroter; children: Carol, Marie A. Ad-
mitted to bar, 1879: has wide legal practice, civil and
mil., extending to many States and foreign countries.
V.-p. and dir. Webster Piano Co., and trustee various
benevolent socs. Served in army as lieut. U. S. Art'y;
later Capt. Co. A, 23d Reg't. N.G.N.Y.; maj. and It-



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col. 23d Reg't, col. 2d Provisional Reg't, N. G. N. Y.
Assemblyman, N. Y. Legislature, 1887. Democrat.
Baptist. Author various works, Including: The
Woolly Horse, The Illegal Trial of Christ, Masonic
Nobility, Mohammed and Islam. Mem. Masonic bodies
and Authors' League of America. Clubs: Quill,
Winter's Night. Residence: 101 Rugby Rd., Brooklyn.
Address: 37 Liberty St., N. Y. City.

BACON, ARTHUR AVERY

Prof, physics, sec. and registrar, Hobart Coll.; b.
Laconia, N. H., Oct. 26, 1875; s. Rev. William F: and
Mary W. (Beal) Baoon; grad. Dartmouth Coll., A.B.,
1807; A.M., 1901; im. Medford, Mass., 1902, Edith M.
Jones; children: Marguerite Hobart, b. 1905 (de-
ceased); Mary Prances, b. 1907; Richard Emerson, b.
1909; Preston Morrill, b. 1911. Tutor In physics, Ober-
lln Coll., 1897-189S, grad. student and ass't In physics,
Dartmouth Coll., 1898-1900; lnstr. mathematics, Dart-
mouth, 1900-1901; mathematical master, Volkmann
Sen., Boston, 1901-1903; prof, physics, Hobart Coll., since
1903. Republican. Presby'n. Mem. A.A.A.S., Am.
Physical Soc, Society Franchise de Physique, Phi
Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Theta. Address: Hobart
Coll., Geneva, N. Y.

BACON, CHARLES W.

Lawyer; b. Natick, Mass., Mar. 4, 1856; s. John W.
and Amelia A. (Jeffers) Bacon; grad. Phillips Acad.,
Exeter, N. H., 187S; Harvard Univ., 1879; m. Cam-
bridge. Mass., May 28, 1888, Rena E. Mattis; children:
John W., b. 1892; Ross M.. b. 1894. Engaged In practise
of law since 1881; ass't U. S. att'y Southern Dist. of
N. Y., April 1, 1905, to Jan. 31, 1906. Club: Papyrus
(Boston). Residence: 460 E. 4th St., Mt. Vernon, N.
Y. Address: 154 Nassau St., N. Y. City.

BACON, EDGAR MAYHEW

Writer and 'farmer: b: Nassau, N. P., Bahamas, June
5, 1855; s. John R. and Jennie M. (Lockhart) Bacon;
father was U. S. Consul at Nassau; came to N. Y. with
parents In infancy; ed. at private schools in Tarry-
town, N. Y.; m. Hopeworth, Bristol, R. I., Nov. 7,
1903, Anna H. Beard, of Lakewood, N. Y. Worked In
book store. Albany, N. Y. ; adopted art as profession,
contributed to periodicals, later engaged in editorial
work; became managing editor of several weekly
publications in N. Y.; visited West Indies, 1888-1889.
and 1890. Author: The New Jamaica, 1891; The
Pocket Piece, 1892; Chronicles of Tarrytown and
Sleepy Hollow, 1897; The Hudson River from Ocean
to Source, 1902; Narragansett Bay, 1904; Nation Build-
ers, 1906; Henry Hudson, also historical chapters in
Winston's Story of America and other works, various
booklets, pamphlets, etc Independent in politics.
Mem. Reformed (Dutch) Church. Mem. Am. Hist.
Ass'n, N. Y. State Museum Ass'n. Luther Burbank
Soc, Nat. Geog. Soc, N. Y. State Hist. Ass'n, Authors'
League of America, Health League. Tarrytown Horti-
cultural Soc. Recreation, Painting. Address: Maple
Crest Farm. Wingdale, N. Y.

BACON, EDWARD RATHBONE

Lawyer; b. N. Y. City, Nov. 22, 1846; ed. Phillips
Exeter Acad.; admitted to bar, Buffalo, N. Y., Nov.,
1869; counsel for various railroad companies 18 years;
became v.-p. Cincinnati, Washington & Baltimore R.
R., 1881; pies., 1890-1902; v.-p. since 1902. Baltimore
& Ohio Southwestern R'y; one of reorganizes and
dir. Baltimore & Ohio R. R. ; dir. Knickerbocker
Apartment Co., Farmers' Loan & Trust Co., Kansas
City Southern R'y. Clubs: Union, Manhattan, Metro-
politan, City Midday, Tuxedo, Racquet and Tennis.
Down Town, N. Y. Yacht. Residence: 247 Fifth Av.
Address: 2 Wall St., N. Y. City.

BACON, JOSEPH MANSFIELD

Coal merchant; b. N. Y. City, Feb. 11, 185S; s. Free-
man and Harriet M. (Madden) Bacon; ed. public soh.,
and Univ. City of N. Y.; m. Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 11,
1886, Annie Bleeker Launy; children: Gladvs, b. 1890;
Marguerite, b. 1891. Pres. Bacon Coal Co., Allouma
Realty Co.: trustee Brevoort Savings Bank. Nat. Pro-
gressive. Mem. Royal Arcaoium, S. A. R., Soc. of Old
Brooklyn, asso. mem. G.A.R. Recreation: Golf. Club:
Union League (Brooklyn). Residence: 867 Park PI.
Address: Reid and DeKalb Avs., Brooklyn, N. Y.

BACON, ROBERT

Former ambassador; b. Boston, Mass., July 5, 1860;
s. William B. and Emilv C. (Low) Bacon; grad. Har-
vard Univ., A.B., 1880; m. Oct. 10, 1883, Martha Wald-
ron, d. Elliot C. Cowden, of N. Y. Entered banking
house of Lee, Higglnson & Co., Boston, 1881; mem. firm
E. Rollins Morse & Bro., 1S83-1894; mem. J. P. Morgan
& Co., N. Y., 1894-1903; ass't sec. of State, 1905-1909;
sec of State. Jan. 27-Mar. 6, 1909, succeeding Elihu
Root. Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary
to France, Dec, 1909-Jan., 1912: mem. B'd of Overseers,



Harvard Univ. 1899-1901, and 1902-1908; fellow of Cor-
p'n of Harvard Univ. since Jan. 1912. Made official
visit to Brazil, Argentine Republic, Chile. Peru, S.
America, on behalf of Carnegie Endowment for
Internat. Peace, Washington, D. C. Oct. -Dec, 1913.
Addresses: 1 Park Av., N. Y. City, and 64 Beacon St.,
Boston, Mass.

BACON, SELDEN

Lawyer; b New Haven, Conn., Sept. 28, 1861; s.
Leonard Woolsey (D.D.) and Susan Bacon; ed. Yale
Coll., Carleton Coll., A.B., 1882; A.M., 1885; Univ.
of Wis., LD.B., 1884; m. 1st, Madison, Wis., Oct. 24,
1894, Sally Blair Fairchild (died 1902); 2d, Stamford.
Conn., July 25, 1903, Josephine Dodge Daskam; chil-
dren: Frances Fairchild, Lee Fairchild, Anne, Deb-
orah, Selden, Jr. Admitted to bar in Minn., 1883;
practised law in Minneapolis until 1894; since then
in N. Y. City. Was prof, civil procedure In Law Sch.
of Univ. of Minn., 1889-1894. Author: Equity Plead-
ing and Procedure. Mem. Am. Geog. Soc, Archseoi.
Inst, of America. Residence: Mt. Pleasant, West-
chester Co., N. Y. Address: 49 Wall St., N. Y. City.

BACON, WILLIAM POST HAWES

Piano mf'r; b. N. Y. City, March 14, 1864; s. Francis
and Anna (Hawes) Bacon, grad. N. Y. Univ. (com-
mencement orator) 1886; m. Plymouth Ch., Brooklyn,
Jan. 17, 1901, Caroline Harriet Messinger. Engaged
in mf'g business since 1886; now pres. Francis Bacon
Piano Co., N. Y. City; dir. Heppe Piano Co., Philadel-
phia. Ex-mem. Co. H 7th Reg't. N.G.N.Y.; 6erved
in Brooklyn trolley strike, 1895, and Croton Dam
strike, 1900. Treas., 1904-1906, trustee from 1906,
pres. 1908, village of Bronxville. Republican. Mem.
Reformed (Dutch) Ch. Mem. Psl Upsllon fraternity,
Phi Beta Kappa, Mayflower Soc, Sons of Revolu-
tion. Address: Bronxville, N. Y.

BAER, WILLIAM JACOB

Artist; b. Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan. 29, I860; s. Henry
and Barbara (Humbert) Baer; studied at Royal Acad.,
Munich, Bavaria, 1880-1894, receiving four first-class
medals; m. N. Y. City, 1885, Laura Schwenk; children:
Mrs. Ella Laura Mounce, Marian Ethel, Laura and
Mildred. Came to N. Y. City, 1884; lnstr. at Prince-
ton, Cooper Inst, Sch. of Applied Design Chautauqua,
until 1896; specialist in miniature painting, receiving
first honors at exposition at Paris, 1900; Buffalo (Pan-
American), 1901; Charleston, 1902. Mem. German Jury
of Awards, St. Louis, 1904; also representing American
Dep't, by courtesy, in advising awards for miniatures.
Chief works (in addition to portraits): In Arcadia,
The Golden Hour, Aurora, Daphne, Nymph, Madonna
with Auburn Hair, Halcyon Days, Young Diana and
Primavera. Honorary mem. Calif. Soc of Miniature
Painters; treas. Am. Soc. Miniature Painters (pres.
1905-1913), N. E. Soc. of Orange, N. J., asso. Nat. Acad,
of Design. Recreation: Golf. Residence: (summer)
Salter's Point, Buzzards Bay. Mass. (winter) 92 Wal-
nut St., East Orange, N. J. Address: 226 Central Park
S., N. Y. City.

BAGBY, ALBERT MORRIS

Musician, writer; b. Rushville, 111., April 29, 1S59;
s. Judge John Courts and Mary Agnes (Scrlpps)
Bagby; ed. in U. S.; also several years in Berlin and
Weimar (Germany), under Xavier Scharwenka. Oscar
Raif, Heinrich Urban and Franz Liszt, in music. Author:
Miss Traumerel (story of Liszt and his historic musi-
cal coterie in Weimar): Mammy Rosie; and also nu-
merous sketches for the Century and St. Nicholas
magazines, and the press. Clubs: Calumet, National
Arts. Address: Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, N. Y. City.

BAILEY, DE WITT

Lawyer; b. N. Y. City, Jan. 3, 1873: s. Charles H.
and Mary E. (Peterkin) Bailey; ed Brooklyn Poly.
Inst, Columbia Univ. and Law Sch., B.A., A.M., LL.B. ; m.
Jan. 12, 1909, Anna G. Rose. Admitted to bar, 1S94;
mem. law firm of Bailey & Sullivan. Dir. Develop-
ment Co. of Cuba,^ Home Trust Co. of N. Y., Stewart
Sugar Co. and Fiske Fruit Co. (sec). Presby'n.
Mem. Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, Sigma Psl fra-
ternity; Brooklyn League. Clubs: Crescent Athletic,
Municipal, University, Hanover (all Brooklyn). Ad-
dress: 102 Wilson St., Brooklyn. N. Y.

BAILEY, EDWARD

Banker; b. Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pa., Oct. 19,
IS ; s Charles Lukens and Emma Harriet (Doll)
B, '. T Till Sch., Pottstown, Pa.. Phillips Acad.,

A ; Yale Univ., Sheffield Scientific Sch.,

v. .B., 1881; m. Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 2,

18 etr, H. Reily; children: Elizabeth, b. 1S93;

M : George Reily, b. 1S99. Pres. Harris-

bi k. Harrisburg Trust Co., Pa. Surety

Ci Traction Co.: treas. Am. Iron & Steel

In 1 of Directors Harrisburg R'y Co., dir.



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Steelton Nat. Bank. Steelton Trust Co., Farmers
Trust Co., Carlisle, S. West Mo. R. R. Co., United Gas
& Electric Co., N. Y. Trustee Pa. State Hosp., Har-
risburg, Pa., Home of the Friendless. Harrisburg,
Pa. Republican. Presby'n. Clubs: University (Phila.),
University (N. Y.), Country, lnglenook, Triton
(Quebec, Canada). Residence: 1517 N. Front St.
Address: Harrisburg Nat. Bank, Harrisburg, Pa.

BAILEY, FRANK

Capitalist; b. Chatham, N. Y., 1866; s. Dr. W. C. and
Julia M. (Utley) Bailey; grad. Union Coll., A.B., 1885;
Ars.D.. 1908; m. Brooklyn, July, 1906, Marie Louise
Lambert; one d.: Barbara Bailey, b. 1906. V.-p. and
trustee Title Guarantee and Trust Co.. Brooklyn; 3d



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