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to make this my life work and returned to the Law School where
I graduated in 1908.

I started the practice of law in Boston in the Fall of 1908. Two
years later I became a member of the law firm Foster & Colby,
which later became Foster, Colby, and Pfromsee and still later
Foster, Colby and Moulton. In 1914, in the course of my practice,
I became receiver of an old time electric company and upon its
reorganization became the President and general manager of the
new company, which took the name of the Samson Electric Com-
pany. I subsequently gave up the practice of law in 1916 and have
since devoted my entire time to this work.

In 1910 I married a Newton girl and have lived in this attractive
city for the last twelve years. I have two daughters. The influenza



epidemic took their mother from me early in 1920. Last year I
married another Newton girl and am frankly well satisfied with
things, as I find them here.

The links of the Commonwealth Country Club run up nearly
to my hack door and I get a great deal of exercise cutting up the
turf here. On Sundays, when not playing golf I may be found
at the Grace Church, Newton.

Member: Commonwealth Country & Hunnewell Clubs, Newton;
Newton Lodge B. P. 0. E., Talhousie Lodge A. F. A. M., Harvard
Club, Boston.


Born at Haverhill, Mass., Nov. 17, 1866. Parents: Eben, Caroline Eliza-
beth (Garland) Colby. School: High School, Haverhill, Mass.

Degree: (s. 1898-1899.)

Married: Annie Towle, Newton Highlands, Mass., Nov. 17, 1908 (died
July 10, 1910) ; Bess Anderson Colburn, Newton Highlands, Mass., July
1, 1912. Child: JVarren Kellogg, March 17, 1913.

Occupation: Architect.

Address: (home) 54 Hyde St., Newton Highlands, Mass.; (business) 46
Cornhill, Boston, Mass.

HAD been practicing architecture for twelve years before en-
tering Harvard. "Lawrence Scientific" special. Have con-
tinued general practice of architecture since, quite successfully.

Unless enjoying a good game of golf may be so considered, I
have no hobby. My boy is coming along well, and I hope he may
be able to enter Harvard some day.

War Service: Was too old to enter active service. However,
my services were solicited and given to every bond selling, Red
Cross, Salvation Army, and other drives carried on during the war.
Did constabulary duty during police strike in Boston.

Member: Albemarle Golf Club; Warren Lodge Masons.

Hh OBDtoatd IBall Cole

Born at Boston, Mass., Sept. 23, 1879. Parents: Charles Henry, Mary
(Lyon) Cole. School: Hopkinson's School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: (c. 1898-1899.) A.B. (postumous) .

Married: Mary Elizabeth Welsh, Baltimore, Md., Aug. 24, 1904. Children:
Charles Henry, 2d, Feb. 1, 1908; Edward Ball, Jr., Feb. 17, 1910.

Died near Coulommiers, France, June 18, 1918.


THE career of Edward B. Cole in the United States Marine Corps
from the time of his enlistment, soon after leaving college,
until his death in France as a Major in the same service, was one
of brilliance, perseverance, and heroism. His diversified exper-
ience as he steadily advanced through the successive grades pre-
pared him for the exceptional service he was to render the country
in the World War. Known as one of the best machine-gun strate-
gists in the country, he served during the early months of the war
in Quantico, Va., and after his arrival in France, in the Bourmont
Training Area, where he was engaged in several minor operations.
On June 1, 1918, the Sixth Machine-Gun Battalion, Fourth Bri-
gade, Second Division, commanded by Major Cole, was engaged in
battle at Chateau Thierry. The following extracts are from the
letter of a comrade who witnessed his gallant conduct in leading
the attack of June 10, 1918, in the course of which he was mortally

"On June 10 an Infantry attack, supported by machine-guns, had been
ordered to clear the woods of the enemy and his machine-gim nests. Ned
was in command of the machine-guns, and moved forward from his regular
post of command to his battle post of command. . . . On going forward he
found seventy five or one hundred men who had become separated from
their officers. . . . Taking in the situation at a glance, he saw an opportunity
for a flank attack on the nest of machine-guns which was holding up the
frontal attack. He directed the men he had collected to follow him. . . .
The attack was a surprise to the enemy. . . . Ned was wounded in the arm
and the leg by grenades which he did not see, when another one was thrown
at him. He grabbed it up in his hand, to throw it back before it exploded,
to save his own men from the danger of explosion, but it went off while
his hand was raised. . . . His men went right ahead, captured the machine-
gun nest, . . . and broke up a German offensive that was about to start. . . .
Ned, left alone, started to crawl back under fire. He got back some distance
when he was picked up by some of his men and carried to the rear. . . . His
whole record up on the front has been a wonderful one, and his machine
guns have done more towards stopping the enemy on tliis front than any
other single agency."

He was awarded the following decorations and citations:

Croix de Guerre with palm: "Mortally wounded leading his soldiers in a
flank attack on German machine gun nests in Belleau Wood, June 10, 1918.

Distinguished Service Cross: "Edward B. Cole, Major, 6th Machine Gun
Battalion, 6th Regiment, United States Marine Corps. In the Bois de Belleau,
France, on June 10, 1918, his unusual heroism in leading his company under
heavy fire enabled it to fight with exceptional effectiveness. He personally
worked fearlessly until he was mortally wounded."

Chevalier, Legion d'Honneur; "The grand Chancellor of the National Order
of the Legion of Honor certifies that by decree of Nov. 11, 1918, the Pres-
ident of the French Republic has conferred upon Major Edward B. Cole,


Sixth Machine Gun Battalion, the decoration of Knight in the National Order
of the Legion of Honor.

"Done in Paris, Nov. 11, 1918.

"Approved, sealed and recorded, No. 20,491.

"Chief of the First Bureau."


Born at Everett, Mass., May 28, 1881. Parents: William Gibson, Eugenie

Irene Colesworthy. School: High School, Hyde Park, Mass.
Degrees: (s. 1898-1899); B.S. (Dartmouth) 1914.
Married: Ella Ferguson, Asbury Park, N. J., Oct. 11, 1907. Children:

Daniel Clement, Jr., Sept. 29, 1912; Jean Elizabeth, Feb. 8, 1915 (died

July 19, 1916) ; Eleanor Ruth, March 23, 1918.
Occupation: Steamship Business.
Address: (home) 542 St. Marks Ave., Westfield, N. J.; (business) 67 Wall

St., New York, N. Y.


T the present time I am manager of the Chartering Depart-
ment, Munson Steamship Line, as per above address.


Born at Wheeling, W. Va., July 23, 1873. Parents: Charles Henry, Ada

(Dell) Collier. School: Ohio University.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.B. (Ohio) 1895.
Married: Martha Earle Black, Sidney, O., Sept. 2, 1905. Children:

Joseph Fleming, July 18, 1906; Isabelle, May 16, 1907; Charles William,

Jan. 20, 1909; Myra, Feb. 15, 1911.
Occupation: Insurance solicitor.
Address: 204 Forest St., Sidney, Ohio.

WANDERED around singlehanded teaching school till 1905.
I had intended to go back to Harvard to take my M. A., but
took my M(artha) B(lack) instead. Still kept teaching till 1910,
when a school teacher's salary being no longer sufficient, as my
family had grown to be five, we embarked into a different line.
We went into the life insurance business with a down east firm and
have never regretted the step. Now that twelve long hard years of
grind have gone through with in that business we are beginning
to smile although greater responsibilities are upon our shoulders.
Passed in 1917 to a general agency in the Provident Life and
Trust Co., of Philadelphia, which is high honor in so short a time.
We are still plugging away, but feel that the time is coming when
my good wife and I may come over and renew a few of the ac-
quaintances we have in the class of 1902. You want your country
cousins to come and see you some time.


Besides rearing children and training them in the traditions of
Harvard College and the class of 1902, we have a special hobby
of gardens, not aesthetic, mind you, but vegetable gardens, cab-
bages, cauliflower, something to eat. From all we can learn, and
laying aside our egotism, we can candidly say that there is nothing
in our home office at Philadelphia which equals our ability. We
are not expert in etymological derivations of the names, although
we studied Latin at Harvard almost exclusively, but we like suc-
culent, tender, luscious varieties, something to eat, begosh, be-
cause we almost starved for thirteen years in the school business.
When we go to Church and line the four children up with us every
Sunday, people say, "What beautiful fine children you have, Mrs.
Collier." She smiles and thanks, but we laugh at their hypocrisy
when they are home. Charles William says he does all he can to
keep people from saying that.

Sidney Chapter No. 130 must think something of us as we are
a P. H. P., and likewise Sidney commandery No. 46, as we are a
Past E. C. Member of school board for eight years, being one of
the heaviest patrons of the school, and not from any well defined
ideas of education, which we are trying to work off.

War Service: Canvassed for sale of Liberty Bonds in all
issues; served as Four Minute Man.

Member: F. & A. M., Past E. C, P. H. P.


Born at Chicago, III., Feb. 5, 1880. Parents: Charles John, Fanny

{Mulford) Connel. School: Groton School, Groton, Mass.
Degree: (c. 1898-1900.)
Married: Evangelia Hawley Waller, River Forest, III., June 10, 1905.

Children: Judith Gary Waller, May 5, 1906; Charles Mulford, Jr.,

April 4, 1908.
Occupation: Chicago Trust Company, New Business Department.
Address: {home) 309 Clinton Ave., Oak Park, III.; (business) 7 W. Madison

St., Chicago, III.

THE first few years after leaving College I was busy getting
some of the shop edges rubbed off — "batching" it for first few
years. Was in the railway supply business and Chicago Telephone
Company; lots of work and some little play. In 1905 I married,
and since then have been busy raising our small family and, un-
fortunately, paying doctors bills, a rather tough job for a corpora-
tion man.

Aside from one year in the railway supply business most of my


business career has been in the telephone line. Into the shops
of the Chicago Telephone Co., then plant work, then commercial,
then manager and district manager, pay station agent and special
agent, developing public paystation end of the Bell Company busi-
ness in this territory. In 1920 left the 'phoney game for the money
game, — Chicago Trust Company — where we are at present busily
engaged in developing a new business department. (Kindly notify
Louis Clark, Crawford Blagden et al.) With all of which have
found and do find time to get in an occasional game of golf, and of
late years have a good pal or two right at home to "take to the tall
timbers" (literally) for a fishing, or a hunting trip — outdoor stuff
for ours (although madam likes the sea shore rather than the deep
woods; but she's one to three in the minority here).

My travels have been confined pretty close to home except for
summer trips to the woods of Michigan, Wisconsin or Canada
(Tewagaini, Ont.).

With regard to civil service I have done nothing out of the ordi-
nary small community welfare work. Tried to get to 1st officers
training camp, when war started but being with public utility (spe-
cial agent) would not let me go, so had to be content with what
work could be done at home in war drives, etc. and got into all I

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Born at Boston, Mass., Sept. 15, 1878. Parents: Charles Henry, Martha
Elizabeth (Dean) Converse. School: Boston English High School;
Hale School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: S.B. 1902.


Died at Boston, Mass., Jan. 21, 1905.

JOSEPH HENRY CONVERSE, 2d, died in Boston City Hospital
while substituting in the Nerve and Brain Department. He en-
tered the Lawrence Scientific School in 1898, taking the course laid
out for students intending to finish in the Harvard Medical School.
Three years of this regular work placed him in the Medical School.
Through a combination of children's diseases in the third year of
his life, Converse was a very delicate little boy. Spending much
time out of doors gave him a fondness for sports and was a great
aid in giving him back health. Although never robust, he had de-
veloped great powers of endurance. From friendly running and
jumping contests with his chums in the lower school grades,
he soon passed to the real contests in the interscholastic games,


where many cups and trophies prove his success, besides one heavy
gold medal. He continued his successes in the Harvard track
athletics as a high and low hurdler and was on the relay team one
year for the indoor meet. Because of his athletic successes and
general kindheartedness, he became quite widely known and was a
real favorite. He scored points for Harvard in most of the games
of '98, '99, '01, '02 of the Intercollegiate Athletic Association and
the Harvard- Yale contests. At the International meet between
Harvard and Yale Universities for the United States, and Oxford
and Cambridge Universities, England, held in New York City, at
Berkeley Oval, Sept. 25, 1901, Converse won the high hurdles by a
close contest, beating Gainer, the Oxford man, by only a few inches.
But he scored points for his Alma Mater, won much honor for her
and kept the college championship in the United States. His last
contest was the 120-yards high hurdle race of the Harvard- Yale
University Track Athletic Association held in New York, May,
1902. His Harvard trophies number five heavy gold medals, four
silver and three bronze, besides a number of cups and plaques.
All through athletics he did not neglect his studies and was an en-
thusiastic worker in his chosen pursuits. He was elected to the
Pi Eta Society in May, 1899; to the Boylston Medical Society
on Oct. 23, 1903. During the last two years of Converse's medical
course he had frequent opportunities for supply at the hospitals
for a week, ten days or a fortnight. He thus became generally
known and always a favorite at the Massachusetts General, Boston
City Hospital, Children's, Women's Free and Maternity Hospitals.
He had supplied in many capacities; accident ward, out-patient,
scarlet fever, diptheria being some. On Friday, Jan. 11, 1905,
while substituting for an official (who was ill) in the brain and
nerve department of the Boston City Hospital, it fell to his lot to
assist in the care of a Portuguese patient who entered the hospital
suffering with cerebro-spinal meningitis. Converse was present at
a lumbar puncture and carried the serum away in a test tube to
make what is called a blood count. Although extreme care was
taken against infection he came down with the fearful disease on
Friday, January 20, and died in less than twenty-four hours, on
Jan. 21, 1905. The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal of Jan.
26, 1905, noted: '"promising life destroyed." Not until his death
did his family realize what a favorite he had been, how many lives
he had influenced for good and how widely he was mourned.
The Harvard Athletic Association notes that Joseph H. Converse
competed, while at Harvard, in the 120-yard hurdle race and 220-
yards hurdle race. In three years' competition in the dual games


with Yale he won 17 points, in the Intercollegiate he won 16 points.
His record shows also that he won first in the 120-yards hurdle race
in the International games between Oxford and Cambridge on the
one side, and Harvard and Yale on the other.


Born at Middle field, N. Y., Jan. 31, 1868. Parents: John Valentine, Esther
(Wood) Cook. School: Albany Normal College, Albany, N. Y.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; Pd.B. 1897 (State Normal College); A.M. (New York
Univ.) 1905.

Married: Mary Stuart Hall, Canandaigua, N. Y., Dec. 27, 1905. Child:
Imogene Browning, Jan. 5, 1909.

Occupation: Superintendent of schools.

Address: East Bloomfield, N. Y.

DURING the first nine years out of college I was supervising
principal of two high schools on the Hudson River, four
years at Piermont and five years at Saugerties, N. Y. Piermont
being twenty-five miles from New York City gave me a chance to
take graduate work at New York University where I received my
Master's degree the same year that Lyman Abbot was honored by
the University. These years were uneventful but served to confirm
me in the teaching business where the rewards are somewhat akin to
the preacher's, surely not monetary. For the last ten years I
have been superintendent of schools in Ontario county, N. Y., where
I have had charge of three high schools and thirty-four rural
schools. This work brings me much in the open and is to my

I have no special hobbies. I do not hunt, and fish but little.
I enjoy automobiling and camping, and usually make out to in-
dulge myself in these for a time each year. When I spoke of hob-
bies to my wife she laughed and said, "Yes, you have one hobby,
singing in the church choir." She said this because I still stick
to it. I used to enjoy singing in choruses and choirs in and around
Boston when in college and have not gotten over it. I have one
ordinary girl who will be ready for the high school in September.
She and her father are quite chums. During the summer of 1908
my wife and I took a trip abroad spending most of the time in Eng-
land. We spent a week in Paris and took a trip through Scotland.

War Service: Was member of committee in raising Red Cross
and Y. M. C. A. funds; member Liberty Loan Committee; chair-
man. Four Minute Men; enlisted in Home Guard.

Member: Bloomfield Scientific Club; F. and A. M.



Born at New York, N. Y., July 4, 1880. Parents: Walter, Marie (Hugot)

Cook. School: Morse's School, New York, N. Y.
Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Margaret C. Roper, Pelham Manor, N. Y., April 23, 1907.
Occupation : Lawyer.
Address: (home) Pelham Manor, N. Y.; (business) 15 Park Row, New

York, N. Y.

AFTER leaving college I went to Columbia University Law
School, which I left in 1905. Was admitted to practice in
New York in 1904 and subsequently in New Jersey.

At present I am a member of firm of Deane & Cook, member of
Board of Directors of Jerome Verde Copper Co., and Jerome
Verde Development Co., trustee and treasurer of Ireland Real Estate

Tennis and duck-shooting are my principal recreations.

War Service: Throughout the war worked at various times
at Englewood, N. J., raising funds for Red Cross, Y. M. C. A., etc.,
and sold Liberty Bonds. Worked for Draft Board in New York
City. Served as a private in Englewood Battalion, New Jersey State
Militia Reserve, from date of formation till discharged in 1920.

Member: Harvard Club, New York, N. Y.


Born at Elizaville, N. Y., May 12, 1861. Parents: Anson, Helen {Weaver)
Coons. School: Haftwick Seminary, Otsego County, N. Y.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Myra Stevens, St. Johnsville, N. Y., Dec. 25, 1894. Child:
Steven Anson, March 7, 1912.

Occupation: Teacher.

Address: 303 Rutger St., Utica, N. Y.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]


Born at Ukiah, Cal., Dec. 23, 1880. Parents: James Addison, Frances
Louise (Davidson) Cooper. School: Belmont School, Belmont, Cal.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; LL.B. 1904.

Married: Anita Harvey, San Francisco, Calif., Sept. 11, 1907. Child: Jane
Harvey, Sept. 14, 1908.

Occupation: Banking.

Address: Guaranty Trust Co., 140 Broadway, New York, N. Y.


FROM 1904 to 1910, I practiced law in San Francisco, Calif;
from 1911 to 1917, I practiced ranching in California, and
since 1917 to date I have been practicing banking in New York.

Member: Racquet & Tennis, Links, Riding, Meadow Brook, and
National Golf Clubs, New York; Pacific Union, and Burlingame
Country Club, San Francisco.


Born at Haverhill, Mass., Aug. 15, 1879. Parents: John, Catherine Sophia
(Carter) Corson. School: High School, Haverhill, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1903.

Married: Elizabeth Zimmers Hughes, Latrohe, Pa., Sept. 27, 1911. Chil-
dren: Henry Carter, May 6, 1914; John Hughes, Sept. 12, 1920.

Occupation: Metallurgist.

Address: (home) 313 Third St., Oakmont, Pa.; (business) Care of Edge-
water Steel Co., Oakmont, Pa.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

War Service: Was Metallurgical Engineer in charge of pro-
duction at Edgewater Steel Co., Pittsburgh, Pa., which manufactured
rough machined, heat treated forgings for the 155 °^/m Field Gun,
240 Vm Howitzer and 4.7 A. A. Gun— all for the U. S. Army.

Member: Harvard Club of Western Pennsylvania; Oakmont
Boat Club.


Born at Saugus, Mass., July 21, 1875. Parents: Thomas Asahel, Sarah

Abbie (Whiting) Corson. School: Classical and High School, Salem,

Degrees: A.B. 1902; S.T.B. 1905.
Married: Emilia Otero, Manati, P. R. June 12, 1916. Children: Thomas

Emilia, April 6, 1917; Muriel Ethel, March 23, 1919; Ruby Sara, April

30, 1921.
Occupation: Minister.
Address: 3210 Paxton Ave., Cincinnati, O.

SOME time after graduating from Harvard Divinity School
in June, 1905, I became pastor of the only church existing in
Mason, a town of 400 inhabitants, in southern New Hampshire,
where I lived alone in a big parsonage, and found many warm
friends and received many kindnesses, was active in town affairs
and in the Grange and Sons of Veterans . . , becoming division
chaplain for the latter order, in the State of New Hampshire.


But an operation for appendicitis interrupted this pastorate and
subsequent need for rest caused me to resign. After some rest
and complete recuperation, I took a year's graduate work at
Union Theological Seminary, in New York City, and during seven
months of that time also served as acting pastor of a New Jersey
church near New York City. It had always been my desire to be
a missionary, and near the end of the year at Union Theological
Seminary, an opportunity presented itself, as I was appointed sup-
erintendent of one of the districts of the Congregational Mission
in Puerto Rico, in May, 1911.

My work was varied — involving travel on foot, on horseback,
and in automobile, fording streams, sometimes swollen torrents
in the rainy seasons, climbing steep paths in the hills, and once
riding in a freight train to an out-of-the-way place to celebrate
two weddings; pastoral work in city and country; training of
Porto Rican workers, and supervising their work; preaching and
teaching and doing business, all in the Spanish language, which
I had to learn "on the job"; buying and selling property, "bossing"
the erection of several buildings by day laborers, buying the build-
ing materials, hiring day laborers and carpenters, masons, plum-
bers and painters, and overseeing their work. Beside all this
I helped the medical missionary in his work, and in case of need
on several occasions anaesthetized patients, even for several major
operations. In addition to the general direction of the work in
the district which was composed of several towns and a city with
the corresponding country districts, I acted as pastor of the city
church, preaching and teaching in the Sunday School, and di-
recting all the work of that particular church— all of this in
Spanish. My work was further varied by being editor of one of
the Departments of Puerto Rico Evangelico, a semi-monthly paper
published in Spanish, the official organ of most of the evangelical
churches in Puerto Rico. And I was also one of the Board of
Managers of that paper. When a Union Theological Seminary
was established by several of the denominations at work in the
Island, I was also one of the first board of managers which or-
ganized the work of the Seminary.

After some years of this varied work, I married a young lady
who had actively assisted me in the church work, and who ever
since has been a help in both church and home. In 1917 the
strain of overwork in previous years made some change necessary,
and for about a year I was engaged in business, as partner of my

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