Copyright
Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1902.

Secretary's ... report online

. (page 31 of 50)
Online LibraryHarvard College (1780- ). Class of 1902Secretary's ... report → online text (page 31 of 50)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook


dren: Norman Murray, Jr., May 1, 1911; Jean Perry, Nov. 18, 1913;
Angus Gardner, Dec. 22, 1917.

Occupation: Physician.

Address: 114 Touro St., Newport, R. L



RECORDS OF mE CLASS 311

THE first years after college were spent in the Medical School
where I graduated in 1905, then taking a two years' appoint-
ment at the Boston City Hospital on the medical service. Fol-
lowing this service I remained at the hospital for six months as
assistant superintendent. In March, 1908, I decided to get into
practice and started in Beverly, Mass., where, after waiting six
weeks for my first patient and receiving enough during the first
year to pay for my office equipment, I stayed until December,
1913. During my residence in Beverly I served on the staff of
the Beverly Hospital, was elected as City physician for two years,
and just before leaving was elected as member of the School Com-
mittee.

Returning to Newport in December, 1913, I practiced until Nov-
ember, 1914, when I became superintendent of the Newport Hos-
pital, resigning in November, 1918, to enter the service, but being
too late to receive a commission. As general practice did not
particularly appeal to me, I went back to the Harvard Medical
School for 4 months to study pediatrics, as this branch of medicine
interested me. Returning to Newport, I once more started to wait
for patients and expect to continue in the same locality. In Decem-
ber, 1919, I opened the first Infant Welfare station in Newport and
I still continue as the consulting physician.

Other professional positions that I hold at the present time are
president of the Newport Medical Society, president of the Newport
Anti-Tuberculosis Association, secretary of the staff of the Newport
Hospital, Associate editor of the Rhode Island Medical Journal,
member of the State Board of Health of Rhode Island.

I have been interested in many civic organizations in our com-
munity, being a vice-president of the Boy Scout Council and chair-
man of the Court of Honor of the Boy Scouts, director of the Young
Men's Christian Association, member of the Chamber of Commerce,
member of the executive committee of the Charity Organization
Society and member of the Representative Council, which is one
branch of our municipal government.

War Service: After serving on Medical Advisory Board and in
various other ways, I finally was examined for a commission in the
Medical Corps of the Army and was recommended for a commis-
sion. This was in October, 1918, and before the commission could
be granted the armistice was signed and no more commissions were
granted. Worked with the Home Service Committee of the local
Red Cross — for six months as chairman. Served on executive com-
mittee for first Y. M. C. A. drive and Captained teams in two Red
Cross drives and in the United War Work drive. Was medical



312 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

examiner for first draft, and secretary of Medical Advisory Board
from its inception.

Publications: Editorials in the Rhode Island Medical Journal
during 1920-1921; article on the History of the Practice of Med-
icine; Bulletin of State Board of Health of Rhode Island.

Member: American Medical Association Massachusetts and
Rhode Island Medical Societies; Aesculapian Club; Harvard Club of
Boston; American Public Health Association.



WILLIAM EVERETT McNEILL

Born at Montague, Prince Edward Island, Nov. 29, 1876. Parents: Charles
Edward, Mary Ellen (Cameron) McNeill. School: Prince of If ales Col-
lege, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1907; PhD. 1909; A.B. {Acadia) 1900.

Married: Caroline Emily Libby, Pittsfield, Me., July 2, 1906.

Occupation: Registrar and Treasurer of Queen's University.

Address: (home) 144 University Ave., Kingston, Ont., Can.; (business)
Queen's University, Kingston, Ont., Can.

FROM 1903 to 1906 I was instructor in English at Bates College,
Lewiston Maine; graduate student at Harvard, from 1906 to
1909; in succession assistant professor of English, associate profes-
sor and acting head of the department of English at Queen's Univer-
sity, Kingston, Canada, 1909 to 1920; since 1920 have been registrar
and treasurer of Queen's University.

In 1910 I travelled in England, Scotland, and France; was at Ox-
ford, England in 1911.

Publications: Various articles in Queen's Quarterly.

Member: Frontenac, Kingston Yacht, and Canadian Clubs; The
American Geographical Society.



Born at Ottumiva, la., Feb. 1, 1879. Parents: Samuel, Helen (Lang) Mahon.

School: High School, Ottumwa, la.
Degree: (c. 1898-1900.)
Married: Ellen Stoltz, Ottumwa, la., June 29, 1904. Children: Samuel, 3d,

March 31, 1909; John Keith, Jr., Feb. 8, 1912.
Died at Ottumwa, la., March 27, 1921.

[The Secretary has been unable to obtain an obituary.]

War Service: Applied for admission to Officers' Training
Schools in 1917, but was rejected on physical examination at Ft.



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 313

Snelling. Solicited on several campaigns and in several war fund
campaigns. Spent all of his time from May, 1918, to July, 1919,
in American Red Cross service. Was chairman in Wapello County,
la., from May to Oct., 1918, and was engaged in and in charge of
Communications Dept. and Hospital Personal Service Dept. from
Dec. 13, 1918, to July 17, 1919. Also, in Summer of 1918, enlisted
in U. S. N. G. of Iowa and was appointed Captain, Co. L, 4th Regt.
Infantry, and was excused from duty to enter Red Cross Army ser-
vice. Discharged from U. S. N. G. of Iowa in Fall of 1918, and
from Red Cross service in Summer of 1919.



JOHN JOSEPH MALONEY

Born at Boston, Mass., Aug. 20, 1880. Parents: John, Ellen Louise (Scan-
Ion) Maloney. School: Boston Latin School, Boston, Mass.

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

Married: Josephine F. Sullivan, Boston, Mass., July 25, 1911. Children:
Frances, Sept. 8, 1913; John Joseph, Jr., Dec. 2, 1915.

Occupation : Teacher.

Address: (home) 27 Waldeck St., Dorchester, Mass.; (business) Samuel
Adams School, Webster St., East Boston, Mass.

FOR a short time after graduating from College I was engaged
in newspaper work. Soon, however, I dropped this and
started in the work of teaching, for which I had trained, during my
four years of college. Three years after graduation I started to
teach in Boston where I have worked ever since.

At present I am master of the Samuel Adams District in East
Boston. This district has approximately 3100 pupils, 97% of
whom are Italian by birth. Outside of my business I have no par-
ticular hobby, unless it is a keen interest in all forms of athletics.

War Service: During the war I took some slight part in pro-
moting the sale of Liberty Bonds, and in collecting for the War
Camp Community Fund.

Publications: A few monographs written along professional
lines.

Member: New England Vocational Guidance Association; New
England History Teachers' Association; Boston Science Club;
Mathematics Teachers' Association of New England; Massachusetts
School Men's Club; Catholic Alumni of Boston.



314 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

^ Samuel ^arplieg

Born at Russia, Jan. 9, 1879. Parents: Morris Z., Netta Margolies.

School: Boston Public Schools, Boston, Mass.
Degree: (c. 1898-1902) ; Rabbi, 1903.
Married: Rena Sleveley Franks, New York, N. Y., Aug. 9, 1904. Children:

Asher Martin, March 21, 1906; Daniel Abraham, April 12, 1910.
Deceased.

[The Secretary has been unable to secure an obituary.]
GEORGE MARSH

Born at Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 4, 1876. Parents: Charles Sumner, Anna
Francis (Beal) Marsh. School: Chauncy Hall School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Unmarried.

Occupation : Manufacturing.

Address: (home) Lexington, Mass.; (business) 200 Devonshire St., Boston,
Mass.

SINCE the publication of the last Class Report, I have been ac-
tively interested in several industrial manufacturing companies.
At the present time I am an officer and director in five manufactur-
ing corporations.

In 1920 I bought the General Meade Estate in Lexington, Mass.,
where I have a delightful country home. My principal interest out-
side of business, is the farm. I have started a herd of registered
Guernsey cows, have some prize Berkshire hogs and I don't know
hov7 many chickens. After twenty years of an active business ca-
reer, I can strongly recommend a farm as a sure cure for brain fag.
If any member of the Class finds himself beginning to slip a little
in his application to business, let him buy a farm. His farm mana-
ger's monthly expense sheet will keep him on the job as he never
was before in his life.

Member: Boston Chamber of Commerce, St. John's Lodge, A.
F. & A. M. Boston.

HERBERT LEONARD MARSHALL

Born at Somerville, Mass., Aug. 10, 1880. Parents: Leonard Babbidge,

Charlotte Edith (Stearns) Marshall. School: Boston Latin School,

Boston, Mass.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1905.
Married: Florence Elizabeth Blanchard, Boston, Mass., June 19, 1907.

Children: Dorothy Elizabeth, Nov. 29, 1908; Louise Blanchard, Dec.

20, 1912; Leonard Blanchard, June 25, 1920.



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 315

Occupation : Teacher.

Address: {home) 731 Fairview Ave., Webster Groves, Mo.; (business)
Central High School, St. Louis, Mo.

T TPON leaving College I taught Modern Languages for two years,
\^J and also "coached" in athletic work in the Westminster
School, Simsbury, Conn., and then for two years I was in the
Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, Mass. After that I se-
cured a position in the Central High School of St. Louis, where I
have been teaching since 1906. I also have "coached" baseball
for several years: in 1907 I assisted in coaching our baseball team
which won the championship of the State of Missouri and the na-
tional championship of secondary schools. My work as a teacher
being rather uneventful, I have devoted my time to bringing up
my family, reading, indulging in gardening, chicken-raising, and
relaxation in baseball and tennis. As a member of the Harvard
Club of St. Louis (of which I am at present secretary) it has
been my great pleasure to meet many old acquaintances and jovial
souls of our class of 1902 such as Carleton, Taussig, Russe, O'Reilly,
Carpenter, Fischel, and others. Usually a teacher is so busy giving
of his time and energy to the future generation that his biography
is uninteresting reading and mine is no exception. I hope my son
will choose Harvard as his Alma Mater and from his present
physique I predict a place as half-back on the foot-ball team for
him, and judging from his pugpaciousness I'm sure he can ^'hit
the line" for several touchdowns against Yale.

Member: American Association of Teachers of Spanish; Mod-
ern Language Association; Missouri State, and St. Louis High
School Teachers' Associations; Harvard Club of St. Louis,



WILLIAM WOODRUFF MARSTON

Born at St. Catharines, Ont., Can., Oct. 9, 1881. Parents: William Staples,
Marguerite Julia (Woodruff) Marston. School: University School for
Boys, Baltimore, Md.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Unmarried.

Occupation: Teacher.

Address: (home) 550 University Parkway, Baltimore, Md.; (business) Uni-
versity School for Boys, Baltimore, Md.

TO "be all things to all boys all the time" has been proclaimed
by a well-known educator as a teacher's duty. Perhaps, if
"some" be substituted for "all" in this definition, it will be suf-
ficiently elastic to cover my fulfilment; yet I doubt if the life of



316 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

the American schoolmaster can be made as colorful as our secre-
tary would wish to those unfortunates who have never been priv-
ileged to know intimately something of the virile and eternal
force that constitutes young America. One of the surprising facts
of many careers — which a glance at a few of the biographies in
this book will show — is the number which deviate from the course
they originally pursued. In my own case, having studied at the
Boston Tech for a brief period after my graduation from college,
I was embarked upon the career of a mechanical engineer, when,
through a combination of circumstances, I was induced to accept
temporarily a teaching position in the school my father had
founded, and of which he is principal, and also, it may be added,
at which I was prepared for college.

I soon realized that, to me, human beings were far more inter-
esting machines than any I had encountered heretofore, and more
fraught with potentiality than those of human devising; and soon
decided that others could, if not better, at least as well as I, de-
sign valves, plot isothermic and adiabatic curves, lay out poly-
phase transmission lines, and even repair their own cars if their
tastes happened to run to that sort of thing. There are also, for-
tunately for posterity, many who can better lead and direct the men
of tomorrow, but few, I believe, who enjoy the task more. Per-
haps my lot has been a singularly fortunate one, for as associate
principal, with a practically free hand in working out my
own ideas, and with good health and athletic inclinations, I have
been able to participate in the play as well as the more serious
work of my pupils, and to know them intimately from a good
many different points of view.

We have all known schoolmasters, and remember some with re-
spect and even affection. Our recollections, I am sure, however,
reflect that most of them led a very hum-drum sort of existence.
But fellow classmates, bankers, brokers, merchants, or tired business
men, I can assure you that however absorbing there is nothing
monotonous in a teacher's life. As pupils we were recipients, not
givers, and got our images from the lower angle; so, if I may
ask you to recall your school days and try to picture your teachers'
feelings toward you, at the same time, take my word for it, real-
izing you were not by any means the little devil you would like
to believe you were, but a very young, impulsively generous, re-
sponsive little boy, unconsciously very happy in doing your best,
you will get a fairly accurate view of what my life is, and is likely
to continue.



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 317

JAMES FREDERICK MASON

Born at Portland, Me., June 25, 1879. Parents: James Means, Inez An-
nette {Brewer) Mason. School: High School, Portland, Me.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) 1911.

Married: Amelie Marie Parpaix, London, Eng., July 31, 1910.

Occupation : Professor.

Address: (home) 711 Wychojf Road, Ithaca, N. Y.; (business) Cornell Uni-
versity, Ithaca, N. Y.

AM professor of the Romance Languages and Literatures, Cor-
nell University, Ithaca, N. Y.
Publications: Pecheur d'Islande, Pierre Loti, edited with notes,
exercises, and vocabulary (Henry Holt & Co.) 1920; reviews, ar-
ticles, etc.

Member: Massachusetts Society of Cincinnati, Modern Lan-
guage Association of America.

PLINY PARKER MASON

Born at North Monroe, N. H., Jan. 12, 1876. Parents: Philip Augustus,
Ella (Parker) Mason. School: Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N. H.

Degree: (c. 1898-1900.)

Married: Edith G. Mason, Allston, Mass., Oct. 9, 1920.

Occupation : Banking.

Address: (home) 34 Benton Road, Somerville, Mass.; (business) 50 State
St., Boston, Mass.

At present I am assistant treasurer, American Trust Co., Boston.
Member: Boston City Club.

Born at Boston, Mass., June 6, 1881. Parents: Thomas Francis, Margaret
Ann (Dalton) Mayers. School: Boston Latin School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Alice Philomena Crawford, Boston, Mass., April 9, 1907. Chil-
dren: Walter James, Jr., Nov. 17, 1907; Thomas Crawford, March 21,
1909; Francis Dalton, Oct. 3, 1910; John Joseph, March 16, 1912; Bren-
dan, July 11, 1915.

Died at Dorchester, Mass., Jan. 29, 1918.

AFTER leaving College Mayers entered the employ of Wm. Fil-
ene's Co., and while there inaugurated a complete system of
costs. He was also studying law, and was admitted to the Bar Feb.
23, 1906. He resigned his position at Filene's to take the berth of



318 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

counsel to the Boston Police Board, retaining same until the three
headed police board was abolished by act of legislature. He then
opened an office at 10 Tremont Street, associated with Francis J.
Brine, in the practise of law. He was senior counsel for the Pawn-
brokers Association in the City of Boston. He was appointed as
Inspector of Immigration at California, but refused same on ac-
count of family ties, and the following year was appointed a like
position with residence in China, but refused again for the same
reason.

While counsel of police board succeeded in showing to the police
of Boston, how they could, without interference, cleanse Boston of
the so-called medical trust, by having a police officer in uniform
pace up and down the street in front of the offices of the question-
able physician. The same tactics were used in places where fortune
tellers had suites. After relinquishing position with board of po-
lice he acted as assistant to District Attorney McCauley in conjunc-
tion with suit of the City of Chicago vs. Bell Telephone, that re-
sulted in a complete victory for the city. A very flattering offer
of a position, should he stay in Chicago, was offered to him which
he refused.

He was a member of the following organizations: Knights of
Columbus, Young Men's Catholic Association of Boston College,
Charitable Irish Society, Woodland Golf Club, and, at time of
death, president of his class, Boston Latin School, Catholic Union of
Boston.

He is survived by his wife and five children, all boys.



WILLIAM HUGHES MEARNS

Born at Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 28, 1875. Parents: William Henry, Lelia
Cora {Hughes) Mearns. School: Central High School, Philadelphia,
Pa.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Mabel Fagley, Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 22, 1904. Child: Emma
Fagley, Feb. 21, 1907.

Occupation: Professor of English; writer.

Address: 852 Undercliff Ave., Edgewater, N. J.

COULD not stand Philadelphia after the contrast of two years
and a half in the Army, so accepted a research position with
The Lincoln School of Teachers College, Columbia University,
where I may be found any day except Saturday from 8:30 A. M.,
until 5:00 P. M.

War Service: Officers Training Camp, Camp Greenleaf, Ga.;



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 319

Captain, Sanitary Corps; did the usual run of army jobs from
policing barracks, through officer of the day. Judge Advocate, Sur-
vey Officer, Intelligence Officer, Officer in charge of Post Exchange,
up to washing the dead and placing identification tag properly
cFii the right large toe; in general was morale officer in hospital
service at Fort McHenry and Walter Reed.

Publications: '"The Vinegar Saint," a novel, 1919; "Richard
Richard," a novel, brought out in London in 1921; "I Ride in My
Coach," in preparation, to be published in the Spring of 1923.



Born at Mount Jackson, Va., March 26, 1880. Parents: Gilbert Simrall,
Nannie Rose (Garland) Meem. School: Shattuck School, Faribault,
Minn.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Unmarried.

Died at Seattle, Wash., Jan. 25, 1904.



GILBERT MEEM was born in Virginia of Virginia ancestry
on both sides — four uncles having lost their lives in the Con-
federacy. At the age of eleven he came to Seattle with his parents.
His preparation for college is given in the above form. After
graduation in 1902 he entered the Lawrence Scientific School and
took an active part in that department, was president of the Engin-
eering Society and editor-in-chief of the Engineering Magazine.
He returned to Seattle in 1905 and entered the employ of Stone
and Webster so as to get practical experience in electricity, expect-
ing to return to college in a year to get a second degree. He died
under an operation for appendicitis at the home of his parents,
whose only son he was. Owing to his enthusiastic and energetic
temperament and exceptionable advantages in the way of broad-
ening experience and education, he seemed one of the men for
whom a successful, happy and useful life might have been safely
predicted.



TOWNSEND SCOTT MERIAM

Born at Salem, Mass., April 17, 1881. Parents: Horatio Cook, Edith

(Worcester) Meriam. School: High School, Salem, Mass.
Degree: (c. 1898-1899.)
Unmarried.
Occupation: Paper salesman.



320 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

Address: (home) Meriam St., Greenwood, Mass.; (business) 246 Devon-
shire St., Boston, Mass.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]



WALTER GORDON MERRITT

Born at Danbury, Conn., Jan. 4, 1880. Parents: Charles H., Luana (Kniffin)

Merritt. School: Ridge School, Washington, Conn.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; LL.B. (New York Law School) 1903.
Married: Isabel Hooker, Hartford, Conn., July 26, 1910.
Occupation : Lawyer.
Address: (home) 863 Park Ave., New York, N. Y.; (business) 42 Broadway,

New York, N. Y.

SINCE leaving College I have practiced law with special empha-
sis on Industrial Relations. Have delivered many lectures and
addresses and written many pamphlets and articles on the labor
problem. My professional work has included test cases in the courts
relative to the rights of employers and employees in industrial
disputes, some of which have been before the United States Su-
preme Court. Also constructive plans for securing greater coopera-
tion between employers and employees.

My travels have been confined to the United States and Canada.

Member: Harvard Club, New York; Century Association, Na-
tional Republican Clubs, Reform Club, Bar Association; various
research and commercial organizations.

CARLETON RAY METCALF

Born at Medford, Mass., Sept. 5, 1880. Parents: Eliab Wight, Ellen Jo-
sephine (Case) Metcalf. School: Cambridge Latin School, Cambridge,
Mass.

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

Married: Lucy Persis Parker of Cambridge, Mass., July 3, 1920.

Occupation : Surgeon.

Address: (home) 1 Kensington Road, Concord, N. H.; (business) 4 North
State St., Concord, N. H.

THE first few years out of college were spent at the Medical
School. I lived in Cambridge, traveling to Boston and back
each day. These were the days before the present sumptuous medical
buildings. Our class was the last to graduate from the old build-
ing at Boylston & Exeter Streets. In July, 1906 I became East
surgical house officer at the Massachusetts General Hospital.



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 321

When my service ended, in November, 1917, I became assistant
resident physician at the hospital. This work was largely adminis-
trative, and, while it was interesting, I gave it up to enter private
practice.

In February, 1912, I went to Concord, N. H., to become a partner
of Robert J. Graves, 1900, (Medical School 1903). Since the
War, Graves and I have added two more partners to our firm, and
each man now covers a limited field. I am a visiting surgeon
at both of our local hospitals, and have charge of the Infirmary at
St. Paul's School.

Tennis, golf, and browsing in literature, when I have time, —
chiefly history and biography, occupy my leisure hours. I have
been in practically every state in the union. During the war, I
had brief visits in England, Scotland, Italy, Germany and Belgium;
prolonged visits in Ireland and in France.

Am a director of one or two charitable organizations, and serve
on the State Board for the Control of Cancer.

War Service: Enlisted with second Harvard Unit in the Brit-
ish Army, with rank of Captain, R.A.M.C., on June 1, 1916, and
served with them until Sept. 15, 1916. Joined the first Orthopedic
Unit, United States Army with rank of Captain, M.C., on May 15,
1917: Was promoted to rank of Major on Sept. 17, 1918, and to
rank of Lieutenant-Colonel on Feb. 17, 1919. Was located at Bel-
fast, Ireland, from June 15, 1917, until Feb. 25, 1918, and in
France from March 3, 1918 until June 12, 1919. Served through
Marne defensive in June, 1918, Marne offensive in July, 1918, St.
Mihiel during September, 1918, and the Argonne during October
and November, 1918.

Went overseas with the second Harvard Surgical Unit in 1916.
Served as surgeon at Base Hospital 22, Camiers, France, during
the first battle of the Somme and for several months thereafter.
Went across the second time, leaving New York, May 19, 1917,
Served as surgeon in the Ulster Volunteer Force Hospital, Belfast,
Ireland, until February, 1918, — farmed out to the British. Then
went to France. Served as surgeon in Mobile Hospital 1, Evacua-
tion Hospitals 7 and 3, moving about from place to place in order
to be available whenever a "push" was imminent. After the Arm-
istice was sent to Mars, France, as consultant in bone, joint and
fracture cases at that hospital centre. In March, 1919, was sent
to Savenay, France, as Chief of Service in Base Hospital 88. In



Online LibraryHarvard College (1780- ). Class of 1902Secretary's ... report → online text (page 31 of 50)