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ruary, 1918, I was placed in charge of the New York office of The
Christian Science Monitor, later becoming assistant to the business



224 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

manager of The Christian Science Publishing Society for the terri-
tory of New York, remaining in this capacity until July, 1921, when
I was appointed a trustee of The Christian Science Publishing So-
ciety, one of a board of three, publishing The Christian S<%encie
Monitor, Christian Science Sentinel, The Christian Science Journal,
Der Herold der Christian Science, and Le Heraut de Christian
Science, as well as The Christian Science Quarterly. On January
30, 1922, I resigned as a trustee of The Christian Science Publish-
ing Society, and in February, 1922 became one of the incorporators
and a director of the Interpreter Publishing Corporation of which
corporation I am the treasurer.

I have traveled extensively all over this continent, visiting many
times nearly every state in the Union, except some in the far South,
and traveling into Mexico and through Canada, having made
twenty-one trips across the continent.

Member: Harvard Clubs, New York and Boston.

JOSEPH ALFRED HARWOOD

Born at Littleton, Mass., Oct. 17, 1880. Parents: Herbert Joseph, Emelie
Augusta {Green) Harwood. School: Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter,
N. H.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Lula May (Horton) Francis, Lunenburg, Mass., July 3, 1920.

Occupation: Principal, Lunenburg High School.

Address: (home) Lunenburg, Mass.; (business) Lunenburg, Mass.,

THE Fall following graduation I entered the Harvard Law School,
but was taken sick and left after only a few days' attendance.
My illness turned out to be a nervous breakdown, which kept me
from regular occupation for two or three years. From May, 1903,
to November, 1905, I spent the greater part of my time with relatives
in Stamford, Conn., where I did some tutoring. The rest of this
period was spent at my home in Littleton, Mass. In January, 1906,
I started in business in Boston, under my father, the late Herbert
Joseph Harwood '77. He was a manufacturer of assembly chairs,
and the contractor for the seats in many lecture rooms of the Uni-
versity.

The desire to teach had possessed me more or less for a number
of years, so with that in view I left my father's employ in August,
1909, and entered the Harvard Graduate School. Upon his death
in March, 1910, I left again to resume his business, this time with
my brother, Richard Green Harwood '09. After staying at this
work for a little over two years, I began teaching in the Ashland,
Ky., High School. Leaving there in 1915, I became principal of



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 225

the Lunenburg, Mass., High School, in which I have since stuck.

The life of a single man boarder grows monotonous; I ended
mine by marrying my landlady and taking on the house and hens.
I have no children of my own, only two step-daughters who, I pre-
sume, would not qualify for this record.

My hobby is trying to interest promising boys to go to college,
but my wife says it is keeping old newspapers.

My "civic service" is mostly confined to efforts in the interest of
the schools within a country town, where local matters are a never-
ending subject of conversation and politics are often lively.

War Service: Was chairman of local committee (for the small
town of Lunenburg) of United War Work Campaign, and was
member of local committee for sale of Third and Fourth Liberty
Loan bonds, and for Red Cross membership campaign.

Publications: "Littleton, Mass — Births, Marriages and Deaths
to 1850" (compilation, published by the Town, 1909)

Member: Littleton Historical Society (President) ; High School
Masters' Club of Massachusetts; Life Member, American Unitarian
Association.

ALVAN BOURNE HATHAWAY

Born at New Bedford, Mass., Sept. 2, 1880. Parents: Savory Clifton,
Sophronia Weeks {Bourne) Hathaway. School: Mosher's Preparatory
School. New Bedford, Mass.

Degree: (c. 1898-1900.)

Married: Minnie Louise Dillon, Boston, Mass., April 20, 1910.

Occupation: Banker.

Address: (home) 1213 Beacon St., Brookline, Mass.; (business) Cambridge
Trust Co., Harvard Sg., Cambridge, Mass.

AFTER leaving college I entered the employ of Batchelder Bros.,
coal dealers, at five dollars per. Hours from seven A. M., until
six p. M., or later. During the two years I was with them there
was a coal strike, and I had the opportunity of working in the
plant and driving a coal team around the city which was extremely
interesting.

After my term in the coal business I obtained a position with
the Old Colony Trust Co., of Boston, as junior messenger, remain-
ing there until January, 1920, when I left to take the vice-presidency
of the Cambridge Trust Co., and in June of the same year I was
elected president.

Am fond of golf and other outdoor sports.

Member: Harvard Club of Boston; Colonial Club of Cam-
bridge; Wollaston Golf Club; Masons.



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Hh (George SrtJing J^apes

Born at Rogazen, Germany, Oct. 7, 1880. Parents: Henry, Frances

iSchott) Hayes. School: Dorchester High School, Boston, Mass.
Degree: A.B. 1902.
Unmarried.
Died at Dorchester, Mass., March 9, 1902.

GEORGE IRVING HAYES was among the first graduates of the
new Dorchester High school to enter Harvard, and was active
in attracting other students to our college. He entered Harvard
with the Class of 1902, and although an inconspicuous member,
always exhibited an ardent class and college spirit. His circum-
stances were such that he earned his own way through college,
largely by tutoring and clerical work. He specialized in modern
languages and chemistry, and in spite of poor health, very impaired
eye-sight, and the handicap of outside work, he attained high rank-
ing in his studies. After qualifying for the coveted diploma, he
died of heart failure. He was an odd, big-hearted, loving little
fellow, and many will recall the thick black hair, the inquisitive
eyes peering through the immense spectacles. His greatest de-
light was in duplicate whist, of which he had made a profound
study. In the face of discouragement, he always preserved a
"happy-go-lucky" optimism, which endeared him to those who knew
him best.



WALTER BUTTON HEAD

Born at Revere, Mass., Sept. 17, 1881. Parents: Abel, Mary Frances (Han-
cock) Head. School: High School, Chelsea, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. (Columbia), 1913.

Married: Bernice Evelyn Leighton, Haverhill, Mass., July 16, 1914. Chil-
dren: Lois Hancock, July 7, 1915; Richard Leighton, July 18, 1921.

Occupation: Headmaster, The Nichols School, Buffalo, N. Y.

Address: 873 JFest Ferry St., Buffalo, N. Y.

DURING the last twenty years I have taught in the following
schools: 1902-'04, The Volkmann School, Boston, Mass.;
1904-'05, St. Mark's School, Southborough, Mass.; 1905-'ll, The
Phillips Exeter Academy; 1912-'15, The High School, Haverhill,
Mass. (principal); 1915-'17, The High School, New Rochelle,
N. Y. (principal) ; 1917-'22, The Nichols School, Buffalo, N. Y.
(Headmaster). The year 1911-'12 I spent as a graduate student
in the Teachers' College, Columbia University, and received my
master's degree from Columbia in 1912. I have greatly enjoyed



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all my teaching experience, but particularly my present position.
The Nichols School is a Country Day School for boys, and has
grown until it now has an enrollment of 250. My coming to Buffalo
was due largely to a Harvard man, William T. Foster, 1901, and
in my work I am very happily associated with a 1902 man, Edward
H. Letchworth, who is chairman of our Executive Committee of the
Board of Trustees. At the present time I am chairman of the
Schools Committee of the Harvard Club of Buffalo and am trying
to do what I can to create more interest in Harvard in this section.

War Service: Chairman, Schools Committee, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
and Victory Liberty Loan Drives, Buffalo; Special investigator.
Bureau of War Risk Insurance, Buffalo District.

Publications: Edited Daudet's Short Stories, 1918; Beginners
French Book, to be published 1922; various articles in educational
publications.

Member: Headmasters' Association; Rotary Club of Buffalo;
Buffalo.



^ C|)atle0 Eapallo ^tMu^m, 3ft»

Born at Garrison-on-Hudson, N. Y., Aug. 25, 1879. Parents: Charles
Rapallo, Jeanie (North) Henderson. School: Cutler School, Neiv York,
N. Y.

Degree: (c. 1897-1898, 1899-1901.)

Married: Ethel Bartlett, Upper St. Regis, N. Y ., June 29, 1909, {died 1911).

Died at Saranac Lake, N. Y., March 23, 1912.

CHARLES RAPALLO HENDERSON, Jr., entered Harvard in
1897 in the Class of 1901. In the spring of his Freshman
year he contracted tuberculosis and went to the Adirondacks. In
the autumn of 1899, he returned to college in the Class of 1902.
The following spring his old trouble recurred and the two succeed-
ing winters he spent in Arizona. He returned to the Adirondacks
and made Saranac Lake his home for the remaining ten years of
his life. In Saranac Lake, he helped to organize and was Sec-
retary of the Society for the Control of Tuberculosis, which be-
friends the sick people of the town and maintains standards for
the protection of the well. He was Treasurer and kept the books
of the Reception Hospital of Saranac Lake for six years, and was
made one of its directors. He helped to organize and develop a
Boys' Club, was a Trustee of the Saranac Lake General Hospital,
and one of the Board of Visitors for the State Charities Aid Society
of the Ray Brook State Hospital.

Any record of his life would be incomplete without mention of



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the fact that through self-discipline and high heart, he gained
spiritual ascendancy over the circumstances of his life and lived
and died gladly.



GEORGE FRANCIS HENNEBERRY

Born at Chicago, 111., July 4, 1880. Parents: William Paul, Hannah Ce-
cilia iO'Neil) Henneberry. School: University School, Chicago, III.

Degree: S.B. 1902.

Married: Janet Ray Hibbard, Chicago, III., April 14, 1909. Children:
George Francis, Jr., Dec. 6, 1910; Robert William, Sept. 1, 1916.

Occupation : Publisher.

Address: (home) 25 E. Goethe St., Chicago, III.; (business) 455 West
22nd St., Chicago, III.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]



EDWARDS WOODBRIDGE HERMAN

Born at New Bedford, Mass., Feb. 26, 1881. Parents: Joseph Edwards,
Louise Kate (Mills) Herman. School: Hopkinson's School, Boston,
Mass.

Degree: (c. 1898-1900) ; M.Z). 1904.

Married: Gladys de Yongh Field, Mattapoisett, Mass., Oct. 18, 1906. Chil-
dren: Louise, Oct. 25, 1916; Elizabeth, Nov. 28, 1919; William Field,
Nov. 5, 1920.

Occupation : Physician.

Address: (home) Silver Hill Road, Lincoln, Mass.; (business) 23 Bay
State Road, Boston, Mass.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]



WILLIAM MORTIMER HIGLEY

Born at Cedar Rapids, la., July 24, 1875. Parents: Wellington Wesley,
Jane Evalina (Farnum) Higley. Schools: Phillips Academy, Andover,
Mass.; Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N. H.

Degree: (s. 1898-1899.)

Married: Belle Farmer, Cedar Rapids, la., Nov. 2, 1902.

Occupation: Fire insurance adjuster.

Address: (home) 639 East 18th St., Minneapolis, Minn.; (business) 925
New York Life Bldg., Minneapolis, Minn.

AFTER leaving College I worked for a year in the First National
Bank at Barnesville, Minn. After that I was appointed Spe-
cial Agent for the Hanover Fire Insurance Co., of New York, and
have since been made State Agent and Adjuster, and I am in that
same capacity at this time.



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 229

My main hobbies are fishing and hunting. I love the outdoor
life. Am still quite a football crank. Took in the Yale-Harvard
game this Fall. Have traveled a great deal over the United States
from Coast to Coast, by rail, auto, and canoe trips. Have traveled
a great deal in the northern part of Minnesota and Canada in
canoe, one trip paddling over 250 miles. Have spent much time
in California and Florida. Am now planning to live in Florida in a
few years.

War Service: Was appointed by the Governor during the war
on the Minnesota Commission of Public Safety.

Member: Athletic Association, and Automobile Club of Minn-
eapolis; Lakeside Hunting Club, Wheaton, Minn; Hillcrest Club,
Crooked Lake, Florida; Blue Goose; Pee-Quack-Osh-Tay-Gwon;
Crooked Lake Improvement Association, Crooked Lake, Fla; Minn-
esota & North Dakota Fire Underwriters; Fire Underwriters Asso-
ciation of the Northwest.



PAUL WILEY HILDEBRANT

Born at Wilmington, 0., Aug. 5, 1876. Parents: Henry, Sarah (Rannells)

Hildebrant. School: Wilmington College, Wilmington, O.
Degrees: (c. 1898-99); A.B. (Wilmington) 1898; M.D. (Michigan) 1912.
Married: Bernice Irene Buskirk, Jackson, Mich., July 8, 1908.
Occupation : Physician.
Address: Mt. Sterling, 0.

ENTERED the automobile manufacturing business, and was with
the Locomobile Co., Bridgeport, Conn., when they changed
from steam to gasoline power. After several years and with dif-
ferent companies I began the study of medicine at University of
Michigan. The general practice of medicine is my main occupa-
tion, but I also am secretary and treasurer of the Mt. Sterling
Telephone Co.

Have traveled only within the United States.

War Service: For most of the war period I was medical ex-
aminer on local Draft Board. As a member of Volunteer Medical
Service Corps, was ordered out twice to assist in influenza work in
local towns. On account of physical defect, was rejected from
active service at physical examination, May, 1917.

Member: F. & A. M.



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JACOB FOSTER HILL

Born at Indiana, Pa., Nov. 25, 1864. Parents: Andrew Jackson, Elizabeth

(Stuller) Hall. School: No regular preparation:
Degree: A.B. 1902.
Married: Margaret Elizabeth Prater, Erie, Pa., June 22, 1898. Children:

Gladys Prater, June 10, 1899 {died April 20, 1900) ; Eliot Russell, Oct. 3,

1900; Mildred Elizabeth, July 23, 1903; Eleanor Anna, Nov. 23, 1905.
Occupation: Principal of the Hill Vocational Institute.
Address: (home) 1142 River Rd., Edgeivater, N. J.; (business) Y. M. C. A.

Bldg., Scranton, Pa.

IN August, 1918, I closed the Hill Vocational Institute, of which
I was principal, and accepted a call from the Young Men's Chris-
tian Association to go to Europe and organize a correspondence
school for the American soldiers. I was in Paris making prelim-
inary preparation until February, 1914, when I went to Beaune,
France, to assist in general in setting up the A. E. F. University and
in particular to organize the Correspondence College which was
one of the fourteen colleges composing the University. Fifty-
seven courses of study were offered and many thousand American
soldiers who could not attend resident schools took advantage of the
opportunity for correspondence instruction. In April, 1919, the
whole educational work was taken over by the army and operated
until about the first of July, 1919. During the early part of June,
I was decorated "Officer of the Academy" by the Minister of Educa-
tion "because of having rendered distinguished educational service
in France."

In July, 1919, I returned to the United States. After consider-
able preliminary consideration the Young Men's Christian Associ-
ation, on November 1, 1919, approved the general plan for setting
up a correspondence school with headquarters at New York City,
which would be operated as a permanent part of the educational
work and would provide the opportunity for all those who could
not find it convenient to attend suitable resident schools. Since
then I have been steadily engaged at this work. Eventually
branches will be established in all parts of the world. Negotiations
for such branches have already been conducted with the Y, M. C. A.
representatives in eleven foreign countries.

I cannot close this narrative without paying a tribute to the
advantages of a college education. If the faculty of Harvard Uni-
versity had not permitted me, in a very unprepared state, to enter
college as a special student, my opportunities for rendering edu-
cational service to others would have been extremely limited. The
generous attitude of the Special Student Committee in permitting



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 231

a rather unpromising case to make a trial in keeping up with the
classes has certainly multiplied my possibilities for service ten
thousand fold.



LEON CLARK HILLS

Born at Litchfield, Conn., Oct. 27, 1877. Parents: Franklin Brutus, Frances
Miranda {Coons) Hills. School: Public Schools, Torrington, Conn.

Degree: (s. 1898-1902, 1903-1904.)

Married: Ina Savilla King, Neiv York, N. Y., Oct. 17, 1908. Children:
Norma Elizabeth, April 19, 1915; Robert Jarvis, Oct. 4, 1918.

Occupation : Engineering and sales.

Address: 14f^ and Fairmount Sts., N. W., Washington D. C.

WHILE in College my studies were confined principally, to
those of a mathematical, engineering or scientific nature,
combined with the usual courses in languages, and after leaving
the Uuniversity with the class in 1902, I obtained a position with
the American Brass Company, Ansonia, Conn., for which concern
I had worked at various times during, and before my College
career. In 1903 I returned to the University for the purpose of
continuing my scientific studies and, particularly, to take up the
study of marine engineering under Professor Hollis. On again
leaving the University in the Summer of 1904, I returned immedi-
ately to the employ of the American Brass Company, where I re-
mained, engaged in engineering work connected with the manu-
facture of brass and copper products, such as wire, sheet metal
and the like, until the Summer of 1906, when I managed to obtain
a position as a marine draftsman with the W. & A. Fletcher Co.,
marine engineers, of Hoboken, N. Y., who were then engaged
on the design and installation of the marine equipment for the
boats, Governor Cobb, Yale, and Harvard. This equipment con-
sisted of the first "turbines" for ships built and installed in this
country; the work proved extremely interesting, although not very
remunerative financially. After these boats had been put into
commission, a period of great dullness occurred in the shipbuild-
ing industry and I located a position in 1907 with the Otis Elevator
Company, 17 Battery Place, New York City, where I remained
for the next eight years, employed in the engineering department,
and later on as a sales engineer, dealing with the design, sale, and
installation of elevator, hoisting and conveyor machinery.

In August 1914, the world war broke out and I became much
interested in the possibility of our being dragged into the fight,
and attended many of the meetings held in and around New York



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for the purpose of creating sentiment in favor of defensive meas-
ures, eventually entering the military service, where I remained
for over two years, continually with the troops at three camps or
posts, Ft. Myer, Va., Camp Lee, Va., and Camp Hill, Va.

After my discharge from the military service in May, 1919, the
family having previously moved to Washington, D. C; I entered the
civil service of the Government, for a time as a special agent in the
Census Bureau, the 1920 census being about to be taken, and later
on became an assistant secretary to a construction claims board in
the Emergency Fleet Corporation where some of the "profiteer-
ing" which prevailed during the war period was exposed to light
through various kinds of cancellation claims. In April, 1920, I
obtained an appointment as an assistant technologist, with the
Bureau of Standards, engaged principally on investigations con-
nected with rubber goods, especially tires, and remained on this
work for over a year. It may be stated that my government serv-
ice, both military and civil, has been highly educational, illumina-
ting and interesting, even if not financially profitable, during the
trying times of the past five years, and the residence in Washington,
since my discharge in May, 1919, from the military service, has
enabled me, of course, to observe many of the historical events,
and so-called world personages in action. Many of the Senate
debates have been extremely interesting.

In October, 1908 I was married, and my wife and family, in-
cluding two children, a beautiful boy and girl, are the inspiration
upon which the hopes of the future are based. My wife has been,
and is, more than any mortal man should expect, a helpmate in
every direction. She has always been back of me with encourage-
ment in times of sunshine and distress, of which we have had an
ample share, like most every human inhabitant of this round world
of ours.

My principal hobby may be described as "local history," much
data having been assembled during the spare hours regarding the
history and people of Litchfield County, Conn., Bennington County,
Vt., and Columbia County, New York. This, of course, is more
or less useless to anybody except myself, but it has been a pleasure,
and instructive.

Member: Harvard Club, New York; American Legion.

HAROLD HINCKLEY

Born at Bangor, Me., Oct. 31, 1879. Parents: Frank, Isabel Frances {Hop-
kins) Hinckley. School: Milton Academy, Milton, Mass.



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 233

Degree: ^.5.1902(1903).

Married: Mary Orvilla Butler, Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 15, 1903. Children:

Elizabeth Butler, Nov. 21, 1905; Dana Brewster, April 19, 1907; Katharine

Frances, Dec. 11, 1909.
Occupation: Manufacturer. . ,r ^ r o o

Address: (home) 518 Stote St., Bangor, Me.; (business) 15 Oak St., Bangor,

Me.

LIVED in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1903 to 1907, when I re-
turned to Bangor where I have been located ever since. Since
1907 have been engaged in manufacturing machinery, specializing
in pulp and paper mill equipment.

Served as a member of City Government, 1907 and 1910.

War Service: Was connected with various local drives for
raising Red Cross funds and selling Liberty Bonds.

Member: Tarratine, Kenduskeog Canoe and Country, and Ro-
tary Clubs, Bangor; Harvard Clubs of New York and Boston;
American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Eastern Maine Musical
Association.

GEORGE CLARENCE HINDS

Born at Cedar Falls, la., June 21, 1878. Parents: John Watson, Wealthy

Clapp (Moses) Hinds. School: Belmont School, Belmont, Calif.
Degree: A.B. 1902.
Unmarried.

Occupation : Unoccupied.
Address: 25 Gardner St., Allston, Mass.

[He is seriously ill with a mental breakdown.]
GEORGE CLARKSON HIRST

Born at Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 16, 1877. Parents: Harvey Newitt, Louisa
(Dilks) Hirst. School: Temple College, Philadelphia, Pa.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Edna Leona Hand, Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 30, 1901. Children:
George Chaloner, March 9, 1903; Eleanor Janet, Aug. 11, 1907; Howland
Foering, Sept. 12, 1910; Richard Francis, Oct. 18, 1916.

Occupation: Business executive.

Address: (home) 69 Christopher St., Montclair, N. J.; (business) 759 Sum-
mer Ave., Neivark, N. J.

ON leaving College, I took a position as department manager
in a Military Supply House, intending to accumulate a little
money and return to Harvard for Graduate Work. In 1905 I
went with the Osborne Co., publishers of art calendars for ad-



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vertising, to take charge of their advertising department. And
there I stuck, I have been advertising manager, assistant sales
manager, sales manager, and finally, since 1912, vice president
and general manager. In 1918 I was elected also treasurer of
the American Colortype Company, of which the Osborne Co. is
a subsidiary.

Promiscuous reading, mitigated by golf, occupies my leisure.
I intended our oldest boy, should play tackle on the Harvard
Football team, but he is now a midshipman at the U. S. Naval
Academy. Our girl, I decided, was destined to be a scholar, but
she proves to be much better at dancing. As to the two younger
boys, I have quit forming expectations. By expecting nothing,
they may turn out what I would like to expect.

Served as member of the Board of Education, Montclair, N. J.

War Service: Served as chairman, Liberty Loan Committee,
National Association Advertising Specialty Manufacturers, and as
solicitor, Y. M. C. A. and Liberty Loan campaigns, Montclair, N. J.
Was also connected with the Montclair Battalion, Home Guard.

Publications: Various articles on Advertising Specialties in
Trade Publications.

Member: Glen Ridge Country Club; Harvard Club of Boston;
Advertising Specialty Association, Chicago; Newark Athletic Club,
Newark,' N. J.



CLARENCE WHITMAN HOBBS, JR.

Born at Woodfords, Me., Oct. 1, 1878. Parents: Clarence Whitman, Marion
(Twitchell) Hobbs. School: High School, Worcester, Mass.



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