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Club; St. Davids Society of the State of New York.

JOSEPH Deforest junkin, jr.

Born at Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 9, 1879. Parents: Joseph deforest, Mary-
Robinson (McCord) Junkin. School: Protestant Episcopal Academy,
Philadelphia, Pa.

Degree: (c. 1898-1901.)

Married: Wilhelmina Carrington Schaus, St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 3, 1905 (di-
vorced 1920). Children: Nancy Jane, Nov. 22, 1906; Joseph deforest,
Sd, Sept. 14, 1908; Francis T. Anderson, June 2, 1910 (died Feb. 17,
1912) ; Peter David, May 12, 1912.

Occupation: Real estate dealer.

Address: St. Nicholas Club, 7 JF. 44th St., New York, N. Y.

Opened, developed and operated coal mines at Coalgate, Okla.,
as general manager and vice-president of Coalgate Co., from
1902 to 1914; from 1914 to 1916, I operated a real estate business in
Pelam Manor, N. Y.; at present I am engaged in the work of
handling and selling estates.

Book collecting, yachting, and the National Guard, are my hob-

War Service: Served on Mexican Border June, 1916 to April,


1917, as Captain, Machine Gun Co., 12th N.Y. Inft., Served as Cap-
tain, Inft., U.S.A., July, 1917, to July 1919. Commanded 12th
N. Y. Infantry M.G.Co. Commanded 1st Anti-Air Craft M.G. Bat-
talion. Served in A.E.F., from April, 1918, to June, 1919. At-
tached to 26th Div., 5th Corp., and 1st Army; after armistice to
G.H.Q. Went through Chateau-Thierry, St. Mihiel, and Argonne

Member: St. Nicholas Club, New York; Chesapeake Bay Yacht
Club; Talbot County Country Club, Eastern Maryland; St. Nicholas
Society, New York; American Legion; 27th Div. Association; 5th
Corps Association.


Born at Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 8, 1879. Parents: Jacob, Augusta (Katz)

Kaufmann. School: Stone's School, Boston, Mass.
Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Minnie Schloss, Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 11, 1913.
Occupation : Contractor.
Address: {home) 1925 Wightman St., Pittsburgh, Pa.; (business) 413

Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]


Born at South Boston, Mass., April 6, 1878. Parents: Thomas Rosmore,
Joanna {O'NeiD Keenan. School: Boston Latin School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Helen Callahan, Boston, Mass., Nov. 24, 1908.

Occupation: Teacher.

Address: (home) 33 Moraine St., Jamaica Plain, Mass.; (business) Dudley
School, Dudley and Putnam Sts., Boston, Mass.

FOR three years after graduation I worked in the stock broker-
age business. I left this to teach school, at which I have
continued working up to the present.

Member: Boston Lodge of Elks; Massachusetts Schoolmasters'
Club; Boston Schoolmen's Economic Association; National Edu-
cation Association; Travel Club of America.


Born at Ogden, Utah, June 18, 1879. Parents: Jasper Newton, Betty Scott
(Henshaw) Keller. School: Cutler's School, Neivton, Mass.


Degree: (c. 1898-1900.)

Married: Charlotte Rose, Chestertown, Md., Sept. 15, 1921.
Occupation: Telephone superintendent.

Address: (home) 56 Egmont St., Brookline, Mass.; (business) 50 Oliver St.,
Boston, Mass.

AFTER leaving College, I went to work for the New England
Telephone and Telegraph Co., Boston, and am still with them,
having been switchboard helper, ground man, lineman, testman, in-
spector, construction engineer, division plant superintendent, and
am now supervisor of Toll Plan. Nothing of any particular inter-
est happened to me during this time until I entered the military ser-
vice in July, 1917. I left the service in May, 1919, came back with
the Telephone Company in September, 1919, and got married
two years later.

War Service: Enlisted in Signal Corps Reserve on July 20,
1917. Was attached to training school from July 20 to October 3,

1917, to the 401st Telegraph Battalion Signal Corps; Oct. 3 to 12,
1917; S. 0. S. France; Nov. 1, 1917, to July 25, 1918; 1st Army
with Chief Signal Officer, July 25, 1918, to Jan. 14, 1919; and was
Chief Signal Officer, Base Section no. 6, from Jan. 14 to April 25
1919. Held rank of 1st Lieut., S. C. R., June 21, 1917, to July 2

1918, Captain, S. C. R., July 2, 1918, to April 2, 1919, and Major
S. C, U. S. A., April 2 to May 25, 1919. While attached to S. 0. S
was engaged in engineering and supervising construction of tele
phone and telegraph trunk lines; when in 1st Army was Engineer
Officer for Chief Signal Officer of the Army; while attached to
Base Section no. 6 served as Chief Signal Officer of the Base.
Was located throughout the S. 0. S., La Ferte-sous-Jouarre, Neuf-
chateau, Ligny-en-Barrois, Souilly and Marseilles, and was engaged
in operations at Aisne-Vesle, St. Mihiel, and Argonne-Meuse. Re-
ceived citation as follows: —


January 23, 1919.

Capt. Ralph H. Keller.

1. During the St. Mihiel Operation this officer was in charge of the operations
division of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1st Army, and was responsible
for the excellent and rapid construction of the wire lines necessary to carry
out tliis operation. He showed tact and executive ability in the manner in
which he handled the two Telegraph Battalions and one Field Signal Battalion
under his direction and a knowledge of practical telephone engineering that
more than qualifies him to hold the next higher grade.

2. During the Argonne-Meuse operations this officer's knowledge and prac-


tical ability were of the greatest service in the rearrangement of the wire lines
of the 2nd French Army and the efficient operation of the telephone and tele-
graph plant at Army Headquarters.

Parker Hitt
Colonel, Signal Corps.

Member: Harvard Club, Boston; Worcester Club, Worcester,


Hh^tillman Eantiolpl) Eellep

Born at Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 17, 1878. Parents: Stillman Francis,
Chloe CrowelL (Sears) Kelley. School: Belmont School, Belmont,
Mass.; Hopkinson's School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: (c. 1898-1900.)

Married: Edith May Jouett, Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 28, 1905. Child:
Stillman Francis, 2d, June 3, 1906.

Died at Camden, Me., May 24, 1911.

STILLMAN RANDOLPH KELLEY at the close of his second
year as a member of the class of 1902 was forced, on account
of ill-health, to discontinue his work at Harvard College. En-
during manfully the cross laid so heavily upon him he was relieved
of his burden on May 24, 1911, leaving a multitude of sorrowing
friends and a grief-stricken family. Denied the opportunity of
exercising his unusual executive ability and keen judgment in
business affairs by engaging in any active concern, his heart trouble
and lack of hearing in no way discouraged him from leading a
life of unlimited study. His mind was a storehouse of inexhaus-
tible information inclusive and practical. His retentive memory
afforded him the enduring resource which extended travel, constant
association with good reading and keen observation enabled him to
possess. His love of nature and close intimacy with the out-of-
doors helped him retain his courage and reflect great sunshine into
the lives of others. Always the cheeriest one in any gathering,
always the thoughtful one about little courtesies that smooth the
path of daily life, kindly in spirit and generous in thought and ac-
tion, he endeared himself to every soul with whom he came in con-
tact. A life of purity, unselfishness and good cheer in spite of
trials has left an enduring influence and example that Time cannot
efface, but memory will only perpetuate.



Born at Somerville, Mass., May 10, 1880. Parents: Edward Everett, Julia
Augusta (Emerson) Kelsey. School: Cambridge Latin School, Cam-
bridge, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1921.

Occupation: Teacher.

Address: 132 Summit Ave., Brookline, Mass.

FIVE years ago I wrote retrospectively, as at the end of a chap-
ter: I had little idea at that moment how soon a new chapter
was to open. My musical work was curtailed by the war; after
three months with the F. H. Thomas Co., as representative for lab-
oratory supplies to schools and colleges, the opportunity arose in
January, 1918, to get some teaching experience in the Brown &
Nichols School, at first in the Classics, later in Spanish. In Sep-
tember, 1919, I added a two years' connection with Boston Univer-
sity as instructor in French and Spanish, completing meanwhile in
the Harvard Graduate School the requirement for the Master's de-
gree, which I received in June, 1921. This year I am giving instruc-
tion in either French or Spanish at four Boston institutions. Tech-
nology, Tufts Pre-medical, Simmons and Harvard, while going on
with graduate study in the Romance Languages.

A year ago I was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a
house on the top of Corey Hill, Brookline, which commands a
veritable mountain outlook on the Blue Hill range. To the East
we have the Fenway architecture with the harbor and its bays, be-
yond, often sparkling in the light of a rising moon; to the north
the nightly illuminations of the Charles River Basin, with its double
line of lights on either side, capped by the curve of the Cambridge
bridge. I cite these charms in the hope of inducing some members
of 1902 to sample and verify them for himself; if he will leave
a Reservoir-Beacon car at Summit Ave., he may be sure of a warm
welcome at the top of the hill. Warning! This does not refer
to ''hooch"!

Incidentally, in our riper years, we look upon the observance
of "law and order" as the surest instrument to social advance;
albeit preserving the while a warm spot in our heart for one who
may be driven to offend by compelling clutch of intolerable cir-
cumstance. We still believe, with William James, that the failure
of the average American to "see red" at some tale of injustice
within the law, but to gloss over and condone with easy optimism,
constitutes a grave weakness in our national character. Thus I
permit myself to indulge in an occasional brainstorm anent the
Prussians and Cossacks of the Gary "open-shop" crowd (see Re-


port on Steel-Strike of the Interchurch World Movement) ; anent
the darkest Russian Methods of Torture and "agents-provocations"
(no less) of the Palmer crew (See Report upon the Illegal Prac-
tices of the U. S. Department of Justice signed by Dean Pound
and Professors Frankfurter and Chaffee of our own Law School) ;
anent the appeal to unreason of a Sacco-Vauzette trial (see report
of an observer for the Boston Federation of Churches) . The
ostrich-like performance of the typical Board of Trustees of our
rural town-libraries, (including my own, in protecting the public
against such a book as our Professor Chaffee's "Freedom of
Speech," or such a magazine as "The New Republic," I command
to the attention, mirthful or otherwise, of my fellow-members.
Having thus eased my conscience of its burden, I beg to submit
that in the daily round of business or pleasure, I am really quite
tame, reasonably optimistic, and ready to cooperate with any live
bunch to any proper end. Come out and see me on Corey hill-top !


Born at Chicago, III., Jan. 21, 1873. Parents: Pierce, Frances (Vosburg)

Kendall. School: Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N. H.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1916.
Married: Jennie Moss, Willsboro, N. Y., Sept. 1900. Children: George

Moss, Sept. 6, 1901; Lee Gordon, Dec. 29, 1902; Pauline, March 6, 1905;

Charles Pierce, Jr., June 15, 1907; Clarence Guild, July 3, 1911; (died) ;

Ralph, Jan. 29, 1912 (died Feb. 1913) .
Occupation: Principal of Howard Seminary for Girls.
Address: (home) Willsboro, N. Y.; (business) West Bridgewater, Mass.

SHORTLY after leaving college, I took up teaching as my life
work. I did this for two reasons: first because that profession
gave a fairly large return (and I was desperately hard up) to be-
gin with, and second because the work had a certain air of respec-
tability. I plead no fine spun theories of altruism: I needed the
money, and I was mighty glad to get such a respectable job. I
soon found I could make more money during the summer vacation
in business, than I could by teaching all the rest of the year. This
set me to thinking, and I yearned for a chance to start in business
for myself. But not until 1905 did I see enough money at any one
time to justify undertaking a private school of my own. I cut out
the frills supposed to go with a young ladies seminary, and began
giving an A-I course in straight education. I have enjoyed more
than my full share of success, financial as well as otherwise.
My son George M., born while I was still in college, is a member


of the Class of 1924, Harvard, and Lee G. is a member of Harvard
1925. I travel some 20,000 miles per year in connection with my
business. I go as far south as South Carolina, as far West as
Chicago, and as far north as Canad?.!

I believe I am the only man in our class who has two sons at
Harvard. One boy now on the Lampoon editorial staff, should
make his letter this year or next, as he is a promising wrestler.

War Service: During the war I was local chairman of all the
committees where much work was required, and no remuneration
in sight.

Member: Masons; Harvard Club of Boston; N. E. Science
Teachers; Twentieth Century Club of Boston.


Born at New York, N. Y., July 16, 1881. Parents: Edward Hale, Lydia
{Wistar) Kendall. School: Lake Mohegan School, New York, N. Y.;
Morse's School, New York, N. Y.

Degree: (c. 1898-1901.)

Married: Reba Stevens Thomas, Boston, Mass., Nov. 19 1902. Children:
Son, Sept. 5, 1903 (died Sept. 23, 1903) ; Edward Hale, Jr., Oct. 17,
1904; Thomas Wistar, May 16, 1906; Reba Stevens, March 23, 1912.

Occupation : Merchant.

Address: Babylon, Long Island, N. Y.

HUNTED game of various kinds in twenty-three states, also in
Canada, West Indies, Panama, and the Marynesas Islands,
Society Islands, and the Paumater Archipelago of the Pacific
Ocean. Spent six months, December 1920, to June, 1921, hunting
buried treasure in the South Seas on the yacht Genesee.

War Service: In 1916 I enlisted as private, Co. L. 7th Reg, N.Y.
N.G., and saw Mexican border service from June 1 to Nov. 24, 1916.
Enlisted in Signal Corps of U.S.A., December, 1917, and went to
Georgia Institute of Technology. Held rank of 2d Lieutenant, Air
Service (Aeronautics), CO. of 208th Aero Squadron. Honorably
discharged on March 1, 1919.


Born at Boston, Mass., Feb. 10, 1879. Parents: James Dearborn, Emma
Hardwick (Dodge) Kent. School: Adams Academy, Quincy, Mass.

Degree: (s. 1898-1901.)

Married: Avice Edna Williams, Quincy, Mass., June 30, 1908. Children:
Avice Williams, Aug. 23, 1910; James Dearborn, Jan. 15, 1915.

Occupation: Civil engineer.


Address: {home) 21 Chestnut St., West Haven, Conn.; (business) 320 General
Office Bldg., New Haven, Conn.

AFTER leaving Cambridge I was engaged in city engineering
work for four years, and then entered the employ of N, Y. N.
H. & H. R. R., real estate surveying and title work. I became engi-
neer of real estate, Jan. 1, 1912, and have continued in same employ
since, with varying and increasing duties. Seven years have been
largely devoted to Federal Valuation.

War Service: General service in connection with campaigns to
raise money during war; all local town committees.

Member: A. R. E. A. and numerous local societies and Clubs,
including Harvard Club of Connecticut.


Born at Boston, Mass., Aug. 15, 1879. Parents: William Beckford Kibbey.

Prepared at St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H.

Years in Cqllege: 1898 to 1901.

Married: Josephine Mix, Nogales, Ariz., Sept. 1, 1913. Children: Juliet

Biscoe and Sarah Lee, seven and six years.
Occupation: President, Alamo Cattle Co.
Address: (home) Box 24, Magdalena, Sonora, Mexico.

FOR seven years after leaving College I followed mining, work-
ing at about everything connected with the business except
mining. I worked as timekeeper, captain of a bullion escort, store-
keeper, auditor, paymaster, cyanide man, and assistant to several

In 1908 after the break in copper, I tied everything I had accum-
ulated in seven years to my saddle, and started to learn the cattle
business. By 1914 the Alamo Cattle Co., in which I owned a half
interest, was exporting 100,000 head of cattle a year and owned
four large ranches. By 1918 we had one badly wrecked ranch
left, and a claim against the Mexican Government. To this I might
add a nervousness regarding gun fire and a practical working
knowledge of how to treat with bandits on a "Texas Standoff"
basis, whereby one escapes with one's life but loses everything one
owns. In 1919 I returned to Mexico, picked up the pieces, and
was just getting nicely started again, when the cattle slump struck.
Am still waiting for the situation to improve.

Can't afford any hobbies just now. Spent four years in Europe,
1892 to 1896, and have traveled extensively on the west coast of
Mexico, the Central and Northern States.


War Service: Applied to Secretary of War for next Officers'
Training School on Jan. 7, 1918. Was instructed to report on
July 20, 1918, and was sworn in on Aug. 13, 1918, at Infantry
Officers' Central Training School, Camp Pike, Ark. Was grad-
uated on Dec. 1, 1918, and received my discharge the same day.
Did not receive a commission.

Member: Harvard Club of Arizona; Old Pueblo Club, Tucson,
Ariz.; Tucson Golf and Country Club; Noble of the Mystic Shrine,
El Zaribah, Phoenix, Ariz.


Born at Muncie, Ind., Nov. 8, 1879. Parents: Charles Mayberry, Margaret
Almira (Curry) Kimbrough. School: Worcester Academy, Worcester,

Degree: (s. 1898-1901.)

Married: Huda May Smith, Muncie, Ind., Nov. 5, 1903.

Occupation: Manufacturer of structural steel.

Address: {home) 911 East Main St., Muncie, Ind.; (business) Indiana
Bridge Company, Muncie, Ind.

AFTER leaving college, I became associated with the Indiana
Bridge Co., as draftsman, in 1904 I was made Contracting En-
gineer, in 1905 assistant chief engineer, in 1909 assistant general
manager, in 1913 general manager, and in 1922 I was appointed
treasurer, in addition to my duties as general manager. Besides
these I hold offices in various organizations, as follows: president,
Delaware Sand & Gravel Co., vice-president. The C. M. Kimbrough
Co., vice-president. The Muncie Malleable Foundry Co., director — ■
Delaware County National Bank, Pioneer Pole & Shaft Co., Indiana
Portland Cement Co., National Association of Manufacturers, and
National Steel Fabrications Association; president Indiana Manu-
facturers Association.

Golf is my pastime. I hope to see Europe this summer. As
civic service, I held the post of president Muncie Chamber of Com-
merce, 1919.

While in Summer School on Martha's Vineyard in 1899 one of
my tent mates was Bill Eaton (less well known as Wm. D. Eaton).
Last summer we sent our daughter, Florence, to Summer Camp
at "Aloho," South Fairlee, Vt. She was a perfect stranger to all
the girls in Camp and it did seem strange that she should find her-
self in a tent with Alice Eaton, Bill's daughter as her tent mate.

Member: Columbia Club, Indianapolis; Indianapolis Athletic
Club; Delaware Country Club, Muncie.



Born at Syracuse, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1880. Parents: John Lord, Sally White
(Sedgwick) King. School: High School, Syracuse, N. Y.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; LL.B. (Syracuse), 1904

Married: Kathleen Van Kleek Comstock, Syracuse, N. Y., Nov. 8, 1905.
Children: John Lord, Dec. 28, 1908 (died Sept. 9, 1912) ; Caroline
Comstock, June 3, 1911; Chester Harding, Jr., March 31, 1913; Graham,
May 3, 1914.

Occupation : Lawyer.

Address: (home) 206 DeWitt St., Syracuse, N. Y.; (business) do The
Solvay Process Co., Legal Department, Syracuse, N. Y.

THE first two years after graduation I studied law, and soon
after admission to the legal profession I got married and have
been busy and happy ever since. My business occupies most of
my time not occupied by my family, and I have never had much
time for hobbies, except the National Guard, which I joined in
1904, and continued till mustered into Federal service in 1916. I
may say that I am still interested in the guard, although purely an
academic interest.

To look back on my life for the past twenty years, I find that I
have not moved much from home. There are many reasons for
this immobility, the principal one seems to be lack of time and

War Service: In May, 1916, with the 1st New York Cavalry,
service on the Mexican Border, being commissioned Captain. Served
later with the 104th Machine Gun Battalion in the United States,
Belgium, and France, and was raised to rank of Major. Was as-
signed to duty guarding Public Works, New York State, and later
was located at Camp Wadsworth, S. C, and in Belgium and France.
Served in the defensive operations in Belgium at Mt. Kemmel, and
in the offensive operations around Ronsoy and Busigny, France.
Was wounded at Busigny on Oct. 13, 1918. Received my dis-
charge from the service on June, 1920, from hospital.

Member: Harvard Clubs of New York and Syracuse; Country
(Syracuse), Cazenovia Country, Onondaga Golf and Country and
University (Syracuse), Clubs; American Legion; 27th Division

HhJFrank ^Jjapleigf) Mm

Born at Lebanon, Conn., June 4, 1871. Parents: John Shapleigh, Susan
Harriet (Cross) King. School: State Normal School, Willimantic,


Degree: (s. 1898-1900.)

Married: Aurelia May Slater, Tyringham, Mass., June 26, 1895.

Died at Lebanon, Conn., Aug. 7, 1905.

FRANK S. KING died of typhoid fever at the age of thirty-four.
After graduating at the Willimantic Normal Training School,
Conn., he took a two years' course at Harvard College, specializing
in chemistry, geology and physical geography. Then he taught
two years at Cochituate and one year at Hyde Park, Mass. He
was appointed submaster in the Brimmer School, Boston, Novem-
ber, 1904. Mr, King was a natural teacher, and early decided
to make teaching his vocation. He was a man of unusual ability
and strength of character. He possessed excellent disciplinary
power and was one of the most enthusiastic, progressive and prom-
ising of our young teachers. His short term of service at the Brim-
mer was eminently successful; he readily secured the esteem and
confidence of pupils, parents and associate teachers who deeply
feel his loss. He possessed a remarkably happy, genial disposition,
which secured for him a large circle of friends and acquaintances.


Born at Worcester, Mass., Feb. 12, 1880. Parents: Lincoln Newton, Edith
(Perley) Kinnicutt. School: Milton Academy, Milton, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; M.D. 1906.

Married: Margaret Struthers Moen, Worcester, Mass., June 10, 1915. Chil-
dren: Margaret, May 25, 1916; Roger, Jr., May 5, 1917.

Occupation: Physician.

Address: (home) 56 Cedar St., Worcester, Mass.; (business) Memorial
Hospital, Worcester, Mass.

AFTER graduating from College I entered the Harvard Medical
School in the Fall of 1902, and graduated in 1906. During
the four years in the medical school I became especially interested
in the scientific side of medicine, particularly bacteriology and
pathology, and on graduation went into the pathological labora-
tory of the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston as an assis-
tant, where I remained until the Fall of 1907. At that time I be-
came an interne on the medical service for the Massachusetts Gen-
eral Hospital, where I served for sixteen months, graduating in
March, 1908. I then went to Europe for six months not for study,
except incidentally, but for pleasure. After returning from Europe
I again went into the pathological laboratory of the Massachusetts
General Hospital as an assistant in pathology and bacteriology,
which position I held until January, 1911, when I was appointed


director of the pathological laboratory at the Memorial Hospital
of Worcester, Mass., a position I have held ever since, except for
two years service in the Medical Corps of the army in France. I
have devoted myself exclusively to hospital work, and never have
done any general practice.

My particular hobbies are photography and amateur farming.

War Service: Served as Captain, Medical Corps, Base Hospital

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