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wife's brother; and then returned to the work of the mission for
another year. After that year's work in the mission, a change of


climate seemed desirable, and since August, 1919, I have been in
Cincinnati, Ohio, and vicinity, serving for a part of that time as
acting pastor of the York Street Congregational Church in Newport,

Before I married, and when I therefore had more time for hob-
bies, I had much interest in genealogy, not from inordinate pride
in ancestry, but from interest in history, and the light that genea-
logical study threw upon early New England history. It was in-
teresting, for example, to learn that a minister in Lynn, Mass.,
in early New England days, an ancestor of mine, used to preach
sermons an hour and a half long, and that the "long prayer" was
half an hour long! It was also interesting to read that many of the
people went to sleep, and were rudely awakened by men whose
special duty it was to keep them awake. The minister has no such
external helps in these days. He has to keep people awake himself.
For awhile, as a missionary, who had to do considerable traveling,
my hobby was a second-hand Ford. From taking care of it myself,
especially on the road, I learned many things which can be appre-
ciated only by one who has had similar experiences — ^but then
that same car took me on many interesting and important journeys,
and gave me much experience.

Two of my children were born in Puerto Rico. The youngest,
not yet a year old, was born in the parsonage of the Congregational
Church in Newport, Ky. The two who talk already, both speak
English, but both of them understand Spanish quite as well; and it is
my intention for them to grow into a familiar knowledge of both
English and Spanish. The many interesting things which they say
and do, are interesting indeed — to those who are especially inter-
ested in them — just as are the sayings and doings of all normal
children to their parents and relatives — but not of suflScient im-
portance to be recorded here. My travels have been chiefly about
the United States and Puerto Rico, and the ocean trip made several
times between New York and some of the ports of Puerto Rico.
The beauties of the scenery, and the delightful climate of Puerto
Rico, and the hospitality of its people, I commend to those who
travel as they please, and especially to those who desire to spend
the winter months in a summerland.

My life on the whole has been quiet, and not marked by events of
special interest to others. I have found some enemies; and
more friends, tried and true, and have enjoyed the best things in

Member: Estrella de Oriente Lodge, A. F. & A. M., Humacao,
Puerto Rico; Naomi Chapter, 0. E. S., Ridgefield Park, N. J.



Born at Fall River, Mass., Sept. 19, 1879. Parents: Alphonso Smith, Sarah
Walker (Borden) Covel. School: Chauncy Hall School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Alice May Kuhn, Paris, France, June 8, 1904. Children: Eliza-
beth, Nov. 6, 1905; Richard Borden, Feb. 27, 1907; Thomas Edmonson,
May 26, 1910; Peter, Nov. 23, 1916.

Occupation: Coal merchant.

Address: (home) 12 Worthington Rd., Brookline, Mass.; (business) 141
Milk St., Boston, Mass.

THE autumn after graduation I went into the Boston office of
G. H. MacFadden & Bros., cotton brokers. A year later I
was transferred to their Fall River office, where I stayed six or
eight months. On my return from Paris, where I was married,
I entered the office of C. H. Sprague & son, Boston, wholesale
handlers of bituminous coal. I made trips to Europe, Cuba, and
Mexico, in their behalf, and late in 1908 I severed my connection
with these people and went to Mexico City with my family, to be-
come associated with my father-in-law, who was in business there.
Owing to severe sickness in my family, it was necessary to return
North in the early part of 1911. I made several trips to Mexico
during the next year or two, and after having cleaned up matters
there, I entered into the coal business in Boston under the name
of the Northern Coal Company, in which business I have been en-
gaged up to this time. I have been closely associated with the New
England Wholesale Coal Association, the New England Fuel
Administration, the New England Coal Committee and the American
Coal Association. I was recently appointed on the Emergency
Committee formed by Governor Cox, to assist in handling the coal
situation in the Commonwealth when a strike of the railway workers
was threatened the first of November, 1921.

Have enjoped several trips on both pleasure and business to
Europe and Mexico.

War Service: Was attached to New England Fuel Adminis-
tration as manager of billing and payment, and secretary. Ad-
visory Shipping Committee. Was private, B Co., Motor Corps,
Massachusetts State Guard.

Member: Harvard Clubs of Boston and New York; Brookline
Country, Longwood Cricket and University, (Boston), Lynn Riding,
Hetherly Country, and Cohasset Yacht Clubs.


Born at New Bedford, Mass., Dec. 25, 1878. Parents: Charles Henry,
Rebecca Wing (Hutchins) Coxen. School: High School, New Bed-
ford, Mass.

Degree: (c. 1898-1901.)


Died at New Bedford, Mass., March 9, 1902.

CHARLES WINSLOW COXEN left Harvard on account of hem-
orrhages Nov. 13, 1900, and went to Boulder, Colo., Dec. 26,
1900. Arriving there Jan. 1, 1901, he went into the Boulder San-
itarium for treatment for tubercular trouble, where he remained
until April of the same year. Then he tried tent life until the
State University opened the same year. There he tried to con-
tinue his studies, but was obliged to leave. Slowly failing in
health, he returned home the first of March, 1902. He passed on
to rest the ninth of the same month. While in Boulder he joined
the Congregational Church and entered into its work with the pas-
tor. He helped in the work among miners in the mining camps
in that locality and in the missionary department of the church
life. He was a member of the Harvard Y. M. C. A., Young
People's Alliance of Shepherd ' Memorial Church, Student Volun-
teers of Medical Missions.


Born at Portland, Me. Parents: Henry 0. Cram. School: Portland
High School.

Degree: A.B.

Married: Jeanne Schnaebele, Strasbourg, France.

Occupation: U. S. Consul.

Address: {home) Wildwood Park, Portland, Maine; (business) U.S. Con-
sul, Nancy, France.

IN the Fall of 1902 I went to France where I spent nearly a year
at the University of Grenoble. During that period I travelled
in England, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, and Belgium. In the
Fall of the following year I went to Porto Rico where I was em-
ployed in the Department of Education. During 1904 and a part
of 1905 I was principal of one of the four high schools in Porto
Rico where courses were given both in English and Spanish. In
1905 I entered the Consular Service as Vice Consul at Marseille
and was afterwards appointed Consul. During the war I was de-
tailed at Cette through which most of the supplies for Switzerland
were shipped. Since 1919 I have been consul at Nancy, where my


district, until recently, included practically all eastern France from
Switzerland to Belgium, together with the Saar Bassin.

My hobbies have been the violincello and Italian, the study of
which has been a source of great pleasure.

Apart from France where I have spent the greater part of the
last sixteen years, I am more acquainted with Italy than any other
European country. I have been to Italy many times travelling on
foot or by train the entire distance from Monte Carlo to the south-
ern extremity of Sicily. In addition to the foregoing countries I
have also visited Malta, Portugal, and the Azore Islands.


Born at Boston, Mass., July 18, 1881. Parents: Albert Holden, Sallie
(Bartlett) Cram. School: Roxbury Latin School, Boston, Mass.

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

Married: Constance Southworth, Brookline, Mass., Oct. 12, 1912. Chil-
dren: Robert Jackson, Jr., May 5, 1914; Sally, Jan. 16, 1919.

Occupation : Lawyer.

Address: (home) 287 Waban Ave., Waban, Mass.; (business) 84 State St.,
Boston, Mass.

IN 1904 I entered the law office of Joseph W. Lund, Secretary of
the Class of '90, and am still there. Atherton N. Hunt, '87, and
our new Class Committee Chairman, Frank M. Sawtell, are also
associated with the office.

I have seen every Harvard-Yale Football Game since 1897.

War Service: On Liberty Loan, Red Cross and Y. M. C. A.,
drives in Waban Village, Newton. As a member of Newton Legal
Advisory Board was in charge of Newton Highlands Draft Head-
quarters and Waban registration. Private in Waban Company,
Newton Constabulary.

Member: Department of Religious Education (Episcopalian)
for the Diocese of Massachusetts (treasurer) .


Born at New York., Feb. 26, 1880. Parents: William Nevins, Caroline
Abbie (Merriam) Crane. School: Morse's School, New York, N. Y.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; S.T.B. 1904; Ph.D. 1906.

Married: Eleanor Winslow Runkle, Cambridge, Mass., July 29, 1902. -Chil-
dren: William Merriam, Jr., Class Baby, June 22, 1903; Edivard Pay-
son, Nov. 12, 1904; Gordon, Nov. 28, 1909; Chilton, May 19, 1911; Car-
oline Merriam, Oct. 18, 1912; Frances Whitney, Oct. 14, 1915; Eleanor
Winslow, Aug. 6, 1917.

Occupation : Minister.

Address: Morning Face, Richmond, Mass.


THE appeals of our assiduous Secretary have pursued me across
the sea, where I am taking a kind of sabbatical after fourteen
years of parish work in Richmond, Massachusetts. As my time after
leaving College began with travel and study abroad, so I am end-
ing this twenty-year period in the same fashion. My Semitic
studies, which I pursued in Berlin and later in Palestine, did not
land me within college walls, but have been a constant source of
delight and inspiration in my work in the ministry. I became in-
terested in rural life and the possibilities of a country church, and
have thrown my energies into the many activities of a New England
parish of fine traditions and splendid possibilities. My work has
taken me into all parts of Berkshire County, and as a member of
the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Home Missionary
Society I have been in touch with the field of the rural church
throughout the State.

My side-interests have been language study, music (piano, or-
gan and town band), and hymnology, for all of which I should
welcome a larger measure of free time. After a pastorate of nearly
fourteen years I have resigned, to give the church a new leader with
fresh vision and enthusiasm, and to enable Mrs. Crane and my-
self to secure a much-needed rest with time to renew the acquaint-
ance of our children and friends. Through the Class Baby, Har-
vard, '24, and his subfreshman brother I shall be brought nearer
Harvard and the days of Nineteen Two.

Member: Harvard Clubs of Boston and New York; American
Oriental Society; Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis.


Born at St. John, N.B., Nov. 7, 1875. Parents: Robert, Isabella (Virtue)

Crawford. School: University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1903; S.B. 1904; A.B. (New Brunswick) 1900.
Married: Georgina Lily Urquhart, M.D., Vancouver, B.C., Aug. 18, 1909.

Children: Robert Stuart, Aug. 15, 1910; William Chambers, June 2,

Occupation: Electrical engineer.
Address: (home) 125 South Arlington Ave., East Orange, N.J.; (business)

463 West St., New York, N.Y.

I HAVE nothing to add to the last report that would be of general
interest, except that I am still with the Western Electric company
in the Engineering Department.



Born at Chicago, III., Sept. 12, 1878. Parents: Michael, Catherine (Sulli-
van) Cudahy. School: Harvard School, Chicago, III.

Degree: (c. 1898-1900.)

Married: Jean Morton, Nebraska City, Neb., Oct. 1, 1906.

Occupation: President, Sinclair Refining Co.

Address: (home) 1415 Astor St., Chicago, III.; (business) 111 West Wash-
ington St., Chicago, III.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]


Born at Boston, Mass., Sept. 27, 1878. Parents: Bernard, Mary E.

(Mooney) Cunniff. School: Private tutor.
Degree: S.B. 1902.

Occupation: Manufacturing.
Address : 217 Broadway, New York, N. Y.

AFTER leaving College I worked in the smelters and mines of
Utah and Arizona. Until 1915 I made my headquarters at
Crown King, Arizona, but spent considerable time examining mines
in different parts of this country and Mexico. During the creation
of statehood for Arizona I acted in the Democratic Territorial

When the European war started I came east and started the ex-
perimental work to make metallic magnesium which had never
been made outside of Germany. During the war I worked out a suc-
cessful process and established an electric furnace plant at Rumford
Falls, Maine, and another at Niagara Falls, New York. In addi-
tion to these plants, after we went into the war, I built and operated
a plant for the United States Government. The metal was used for
the "tracer bullet" and for other illuminating mixtures used for
war purposes. Several of these mixtures we worked out in our re-
search laboratory. In the Summer of 1919 I resigned from the
management and sold control of the company to the Aluminum
Company of America. Having been in on the birth of this metal
in this country and having nursed it through babyhood I look
forward to seeing it grown up in two or three years.

After four years of experimental and manufacturing grind the
wanderlust overcame me and I went back into the oil and mining
business in which I am engaged at the present time.

Member: Harvard and Rocky Mountain Clubs, New York;
American Institute of Mining Engineers.



Born at Taunton, Mass., Dec. 25, 1879. Parents: Seth Leonard, Mary
Frances (Taylor) Cushman. School: High School, Taunton, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; LL.B. 1905.

Married: Emily Frances Jenks, Taunton, Mass., June 6, 1906. Children:
Margaret Frances, April 23, 1912; Donald Jenks, July 24, 1914.

Occupation: Lawyer.

Address: (home) Barrington, R. L; (business) 137 Broadway, Taunton,
Mass.; (permanent) 37 Harrison Ave., Taunton, Mass.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

War Service: Was in charge of Home Service work, and mem-
ber, executive committee, Barrington, R. I., Branch, American Red
Cross. Helped with committees on 1918 War Savings Stamps
Campaign, 4th Liberty Bond Campaign, and Red Cross drive.
Served as clerk for medical section of Rhode Island Draft Board,
local No. 5, for East Providence, Barrington, and Warren, during
its work. Was member, Legal Advisory Board for Taunton, Mass.,
and member, Federal Instruction Board for Rhode Island, territory
of local Selection Board No. 5. Did a little "Investigation" work.
Was local representative of Bureau of War Risk Insurance.


Born at Boston, Mass., Oct. 10, 1880. Parents: Lewis Stackpole, Clara
(Bigelow) Dabney. School: Hopkinson's School, Boston, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; LL.B. 1905.

Married: Mary Fay, Boston, Mass., June 4, 1921. Child: Lewis Stack-
pole, Mar. 30, 1922.

Occupation: Stockbroker and Trustee.

Address: (home) 298 Beacon St., Boston, Mass.; (business) 909 Exchange
Bldg., Boston, Mass.

AFTER graduation from the Law School I practiced law for
several years, but gradually gave it up. I was a member of the
Mass. National Guard from 1904 on, and when war was declared in
1917 was a First Lieutenant, which made it simple for me to slip
into U. S. Service at once and go overseas with the Y. D.

In December, 1920, I became a partner in the firm of F. L. Dab-
ney & Co., stock brokers, Boston, Mass., and was elected a member
of the New York Stock Exchange. I now divide my time between
stock broking and the management of certain trust estates.

Yacht racing is my hobby. Have traveled a good deal in the
U. S. A., and Europe.


War Service: Called into U. S. Service with Mass. National
Guard on July 25, 1917. Served with 101st Engineers as Captain,
Battalion Adjutant, and Acting Regimental Adjutant. Was trans-
ferred to Headquarters Base Section 1, S. 0. S., A. E. F., and assigned
to duty as Acting Judge Advocate. Was later promoted to Major,
J. A. G. D. Saw Service in Boston, Mass., and in Rolampont, and
St. Nazaire, France. At St. Nazaire worked and lived with Frank
Sawtell for a year.

Received citation, June, 1919, from General Headquarters, A. E,
F., as follows:

"For exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous services as Judge Advocate
and Section R. R. & C. officer, Base Section 1, S. 0. S., A. E. F."

Received also Chevalier, Legion d'Honneur.

Member: New York Stock Exchange; Somerset, Tennis & Rac-
quet, and Harvard Clubs of Boston; Harvard Club of New York;
American Legion; Military Order of Foreign Wars; Boston Cham-
ber of Commerce; Bar Association of the City of Boston; Military
Order of the World War.


Born at Lynn, Mass., March 21, 1880. Parents: Owen, Eliza Katharine

(Mitchell) Dame. School: Classical High School, Lynn, Mass.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1903.

Occupation : Teacher.
Address: Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa.

AM still at work teaching the classics, as I have been since
leaving college. I began teaching at Worcester Academy,
Worcester, Mass., and then taught successively at Clark College,
Williams College, Maiden (Mass.) High School, Walnut Hills
High School, Cincinnati, 0., and now I am at Washington and Jef-
ferson College, in Washington, Pa. True to classical tradition I
flee, like Horace, to my "Sabine Farm" in the New Hampshire hills
as soon as my year's work is done, and spend my summers in my
favorite forms of recreation — tramping in the woods, dabbling in
ornithology, doing a little "gentleman farming," more productive
of health than of wealth, and "Fording" through the White Moun-
tains when the potato bugs give me time. If any of my classmates
happen to be touring in those parts during the summer months,
let them be sure to hunt me up at West Thornton, N. H.

My travels have taken me mostly to lands of classical interest,


Italy, Greece, Egypt, and western Europe in general, with a few
shorter winter trips to Bermuda, our southern states and Cuba.
A winter spent as a student at the American School of Classical
Studies in Rome in 1910-1911, has been the only interruption in
my teaching career.

Publications: A Selection of Latin Verse, with Notes, 1913,
Yale University Press (joint editor) ; occasional articles in period-

Member: American Philological Association; New England
Classical Association.


Born at Somerville, Mass., May 25, 1878. Parents: Samuel Carter, Anna
(Frothingham) Darling. School: Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Conn.

Degrees: A.B. 1901; S.B. {Mass. Inst. Tech.) 1905.

Married: Madaline A. Miller, Wilmington, Del., March 2, 1918.

Occupation: Mechanical engineer.

Address: (home) 100 Aldine Ave., Bridgeport, Conn.; (business) Care of
Manning, Maxwell & Moore, Inc., Bridgeport, Conn.

ATTENDED Harvard Law School year of 1902, and Mass-
achusetts Institute of Technology for the next three years,
obtaining a B. S. degree in 1905.

Mechanical invention and development constitutes my work.
For ten years I was with E. I. du Pont, de Nemours and Co., and for
seven years with Manning, Maxwell and Moore.

Automobile camping is my hobby. I spent two years on the ni-
trate fields of Chile, South America, in England, during the war
and three summers in Europe.

War Service: Was one of two representatives of E. I. du Pont
de Nemours and Co., upon a U. S. Government Commission sent
abroad in 1917, to study and report upon English methods of shell

Publications: Safety Valve Capacity, a paper before American
Society of Mechanical Engineers, in 1909 Transactions.

Member: American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


Born at Lebanon, Pa., Sept. 4, 1875. Parents: Harry Iba, Esther Elizabeth

(Schott) Daugherty. School: High School, Lebanon, Pa.
Degree: (c. 1898-1899.)


Occupation: Music teacher.

Address: (home) "Twin Oaks," Holderness, N. H.; (business) 218 Tremont
St., Boston, Mass.

SINCE writing the little sketch for the 1912 report, I have had
the pleasure of caring for 100 young trees on what I had for
summer recreation, and now it is a fine little apple orchard. Last
Fall it produced 150 bushel boxes of No. 1 apples, principally
Mcintosh Red. Since 1912, I bought Mt. Morgan Farm with my
brother Harvey, and we have set out 1050 more apple trees than we
found there, have a herd of fine Hereford Cattle, one of Cheviot
Sheep, both herds registered stock, and the young trees are "mak-
ing wood" fast under the good care our farmer is giving them.

I had six acres from the Mt. Morgan Farm originally as a private
camp for my summer abode. That I have since, in 1914, turned
into "The Holderness Summer School of Music for Girls." It
is a summer camp for girls where we do some good work studying
music in the various departments of piano (of which I have charge),
voice, theory of music, harmony, history of music, and violin.
The coming will be our seventh season, and each one has improved
over the other six, until we have a very interesting program to fol-
low, naturally girls of the finest type seek what we have to offer.
The fruit trees and berries I set out in 1912 are now a great source
of supply to my summer school. The farm furnishes good milk
and cream and vegetables fresh every day, and it is one of the
reasons our camp is the success it has become.

Lately I have been collecting antiques as a hobby, especially
early American Glass such as Stiegel in Pennsylvania, and Sand-
wich in Mass.

Member: St. John's Lodge A. F. and A. M.; Boston Comman-
dry. Knights Templars; Massachusetts Consistory; Harvard Club
of Boston.


Born at Washington, D.C., Feb. 22, 1880. Parents: Walter Dorsey, Anna
Louise (Washington) Davidge. School: Friends Select School, Wash-
ington, D. C.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; LLjB. (Columbian, noiv George Washington) 1904.

Married: Katharine Sinclair Weeks, West Neivton, Mass., Sept, 26, 1914.
Children: Martha Sinclair, June 22, 1916; John Washington, Jr., June
3, 1919.

Occupation: Lawyer.

Address: (home) The Woodward, Washington, D.C.; (business) Hibbs
Bldg., Washington, D. C.


HAVE been engaged in the general practice of the law in Wash-
ington, D. C, since 1904, with the exception of the time spent
in the army.

War Service: Nov. 22, 191.7, appointed Captain, Ordnance
Dept., Officers Reserve Corps. On Dec. 3, 1917 was assigned to ac-
tive duty. July 31, 1918, was promoted to Major, Ordnance Dept.,
National Army; July 1, 1919, promoted to Lieut. Colonel, U. S.
Army; June 30, 1920, discharged. On Feb. 10, 1921 was appointed
Lieut. Colonel Officers' Reserve Corps.

Member: Metropolitan Clubs, Washington, D. C, Chevy Chase
Club, Maryland, Washington; Harvard Clubs, Boston and New
York; American Legion, Army Ordnance Association, etc.


Born at Monson, Mass., Feb. 12, 1881. Parents: Josiah Bridges, Amelia
Louise Davis. School: Monson Academy, Monson, Mass.

Degree: (c. 1898-1901.)

Married: Lenore Weld, New York, N. Y., Aug. 29, 1904.

Occupation: Fire Insurance.

Address: (home) 6 Overlook Terrace, Leonia, N. J.; (business) 84 William
St., New York, N. Y.

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Born at Chelsea, Mass., Jan. 28, 1877. Parents: Charles Edward, Mary
Isabelle {Palmer) Davidson. School: Frye School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: (c. 1898-1899.)


Occupation: Clerk.

Address: {home) 122 Orange St., Chelsea, Mass.; {business) 90 Chauncy
St., Boston, Mass.

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Born at Clay, N. Y., June 15, 1869. Parents: John Henry, Laura {Shepard)
Davison. School: Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1903; Ph.B. {Syracuse) 1890.

Married: Genevieve Crain, Syracuse, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1907. Child: Paul
Arthur, Sept. 4, 1908.

Occupation: Minister and teacher.

Address: (permanent) R.F.D.# 1, Brewerton, N. Y.

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