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Occupation: Motor trucks.


Address: (home) 1 Winchester St., Brookline, Mass.; (business) 930 Com-
monwealth Ave., Brookline, Mass.; Billerica, Mass.

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Born at Lunenburg, N. S., Oct. 14, 1872. Parents: George Albert, Cath-
erine E. (Anderson) Parker. School: Phillips Exeter Academy, Ex.
eter, N. H.

Degree: (5. 1898.1900.)

Married: Lillian E. Ross, Boston, Mass., Oct. 21, 1908.

Occupation: Member of the firm of Nightingale and Childs Co.

Address: (home) 29 Rowe St., Auburndale, Mass.; (business) 205 Con.
gress St., Boston, Mass.

AM Vice-President of Nightingale & Childs Co., contractors for
heat and cold insulation, and dealers in all kinds of Asbestos


Born at Chelsea, Mass., Nov. 11, 1879. Parents: Frank Theodore, Lilla
(Folsom) Paul. School: Roxbury Latin School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: B.A.S. 1903.

Married: Elizabeth Vanderslice Clemens, Philadelphia, Pa., June 19, 1906.
Children: Arthur Folsom, Jr., Jan. 19, 1908 (died Jan. 26, 1908) ; James
Folsom, May 5, 1909; Kenneth Eccles, July 11, 1913; Remsen Ogilby,
Eleanor Vanderslice, Feb. 19, 1916.

Occupation: Architect and Landscape Architect.

Address: (home) 6910 Mower St., Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.; (business)
Otis Building, Philadelphia, Pa.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

War Service: Served as 1st Sergeant, Co. A, 6th Div., Phila-
delphia Home Defense Reserve. During 1917-18 I was in charge
of all improvements at Camp Meade, Md,


Born at Brooklyn, N. Y., April 8, 1880. Parents: Royal Canfield, Georgia
(Sniffen) Peabody. Schools: Hill School, Pottstown, Pa.; Cutler School,
New York, N. Y.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Alice R. Bowden, Paris, France, July 20, 1905. Children: Carlys
Georgette, Aug. 28, 1906; Royal Bowden, Feb. 6, 1911.


Occupation: Architect.

Address: (home) 7 Monroe PL, Brooklyn, N. Y.; (business) 101 Park Ave.,
New York, N. Y.

AFTER leaving College I studied at Columbia University School
of Architecture. Later I went to Paris and went through
the Architectural course at the Ecole des Beaux Arts at the end re-
ceiving a diploma from the French Government. In 1909 I began
the practice of architecture in New York City under the firm name
of Ludlow & Peabody.

During the war I helped with the plans of the housing prob-
lems for the Shipping Board.

Member: Hamilton Club, Brooklyn, N. Y.; City, Century, and
Harvard Clubs, New York; Lake George Club, Lake George, N. Y.;
Societe des Architectes, diplome par le Gouvernement Frangais;
Beaux Arts Society, American Institute of Architects, Georgia


Born at Newbury port, Mass., Feb. 11, 1880. Parents: Edmund Carlton,
Tamzen Maria (Richardson) Pearson. School: Neiuburyport High
School, Newbury port, Mass.; Hopkinsons School, Boston, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; B.L.S. (New York Univ.) 1904.

Married: Mary Sellers, Washington, D. C, Oct. 15, 1908.

Occupation: Writer.

Address: 476 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y.

THE complaint of the Secretary about "brief biographies" does
not apply to me. Heretofore, I have filled pages in the Class
Reports, chattering about my unimportant actions, only to turn
the leaves and see some Titan of Finance remark grimly, in five
lines: "I am a Director in the following Corporations . . . etc."
The snipe-shooter talks about his exploits, while the man whose
hunting bag is full of lions and elephants sits in silence.

The twenty years since I left Cambridge have been extremely
pleasant; have been spent in the Eastern States, fully half of the
time in New York, and the rest in Washington, in Massachusetts,
and in North Carolina. My work and many of my amusements
have been found in books, — in almost everything connected with
them except printing, binding, and selling them. That is, I have
been employed on the staff of various libraries; have written some
fiction, but more articles about books or libraries for newspapers
and periodicals; have written books of my own, and reviews of


other books. For fourteen years I was, from a distance, a regular
contributor to the literary section of the Boston Evening Transcript;
have also been a contributor to The Outlook, to The Nation, and to
The Independent and Weekly Review. For eight years I have been
editor of publications of the New York Public Library, and at
present, in addition, I am a minor editor of The Independent.
In 1912-13 I had a brief experience in politics as chairman of a
city committee of the Progressive Party, — a variation from ortho-
doxy for which I am still unrepentent, as I think that Harvard,
in our time, furnished a much better president of the United States
than either Princeton or Yale. The two most agreeable sur-
prises which I have had were in finding publishers sporting enough
to risk their money on my books, and in finding a War Department
willing to give me two commissions. In neither literature nor
in the Army, however, did I get to the front. The War Depart-
ment exhausted their sense of humor in giving me the commissions;
they kept me safe in this country. My chief amusements are
tennis and the collection of books about gruesome crime, — murder
preferred. My tennis has improved wonderfully in twenty years,
and if I continue as well, shall get to be a pretty fast player when
I am seventy.

Publications : The less obscure of the books which I have writ-
ten are: "The Old Librarian's Almanack"; "The Believing Years";
"The Voyage of the Hoppergrass"; '"The Secret Book" (a pain-
fully prophetic title: it remained a dead secret) and a brief biog-
raphy entitled "Theodore Roosevelt." The last four of these were
published by The Macmillan Co.

War Service: Entered Plattsburg Training Camp on May 10,
1917. Received commission of 2d Lieutenant, Inf., on Aug. 15,

1917, and was promoted to rank of 1st Lieutenant, Inf., on June 1,

1918, which rank I held until discharged. Was attached to 152
Depot Brigade, U. S. Army, at Camp Upton, N. Y. Received my
discharge on Dec. 18, 1918.

Member: Harvard Club of New York; Fox Meadow Tennis


Born at Somers, Conn., Sept. 22, 1881. Parents: Theodore Claudius, Abby
Frances (Cutter) Pease. School: Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass

Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1903; Ph.D. 1905.

Married: Henrietta Faxon, Cohasset, Mass., June 23, 1909. Child: Hen-
rietta, July 14, 1912.


Occupation: Teacher.

Address: {home) 1114 West Oregon St., Urbana, 111.; (business) University
of Illinois, Urbana, III.

AFTER two and a half years of teaching at Harvard and Rad-
cliffe, I came to the University of Illinois, and have greatly
enjoyed the opportunity to do my share of constructive work in the
development of this rapidly expanding institution, in the enlarge-
ment of which Harvard men have taken an important part. At
present I am professor of classics at the University of Illinois. In
addition I am curator of the Museum of Classical Art and Ar-
chaeology, which started about ten years ago and has now, through
the generous appropriations of the University, attained a very re-
spectable size, and become representative of the more important
branches of ancient art, with not a few original collections of
value. To build up a museum from the start has been a most
interesting, though somewhat time-comsuming, task. In addition
also to my teaching I have found a good deal of time for research
and publication, partly in cooperation with some of my colleagues,
and at present I have three books in various stages of advancement.

My hobbies are botanical collecting; tramping and climbing,
especially in the White Mountains. An herbarium of about twelve
thousand sheets I gave several years ago to the Gray Herbarium
and the herbarium of the New England Botanical Club (at Cam-
bridge) ; numerous specimens which I collect in my summer
vacations are sent to the same places. In the White Mountains,
during summer vacations, I have done much work in the laying
out and maintenance of trails. Have made two trips to Europe,
and several botanical collecting trips in Gaspe peninsula, in Nova
Scotia, in northern Ontario, and in many parts of New England.

Publications: Books: Index verborum quae in Senecae Fabu-
lis necnon in Octavia Praetexta reperiuntur, pp. 272, Univ. of
Illinois Studies in Language and Literature, 1918-1919 (with W.
A. Oldfather and H. V. Canter) ; M. Tulli Ciceronis De Divina-
tione Liber primus, pp. 338, University of Illinois Studies in
Language and Literature, 1921.

Articles: Harvard Studies in Classical Philology (3); Trans-
actions of the American Philological Association (5) ; Classical
Philology (15); Classical Journal (4); Classical Weekly (3);
American Journal of Philology (2) ; Journal of English and Ger-
manic Philology (3) ; Journal of Biblical Literature (1) ; Revue
Benedictine (1) ; Harvard Theological Review (1) ; Atlantic
Monthly (1); Rhodora (21) ; Appalachia (3); etc.


Member: American Philological Association; Archaeological
Institute of America (sometime Councillor) ; American Classical
League; Classical Association of the Middle West and South,
Dante Society (Cambridge) ; New England Botanical, Appalachian
Mountain, and Randolph (N. H.) Mountain Clubs; American
Association of University Professors; University Club (Urbana),
Harvard Club of Eastern Illinois; various local organizations.


Born at Utica, N. Y., Sept. 19, 1879. Parents: Frederick Russell, Ella

(Comstock) Peckham. School: St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H.
Degree: (c. 1897-1899.)
Occupation: None.
Address: Care of Mrs. F. P. James, 157 High St., Lockport, N. Y.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

War Service: Commissioned Captain, U. S. A., on May 4 and
assigned to active service on May 10, 1918. Ordered to France
on July 15, 1918, on testing of drop bombs. Convoyed first
American-made aviation bombs and conducted tests of bombs in
France. Was attached to Trench Warfare Section, Engineering
Div., Ordnance Dept., and served in France with Aircraft Arma-
ment Section, Ordnance; did liaison work on bombs with the
French and English Air Forces. Sailed from France on Jan. 29,

1919. Reported to Chief, Ordnance, on Feb. 12, and was assigned
to Philadelphia District Ordnance Office on March 11, 1919. Was
appointed Salvage Representative with station at Penniman, Va., in
charge of salvage operations at Seven Pines General Ordnance
Depot, Seven Pines, Va., Penniman General Ordnance Depot, Pen-
niman, Va,, and Hopewell, Va., from March 17, 1919 to Aug. 31,

1920. Honorably discharged Sept. 1, 1920.


Born at Wakefield, Mass., Sept. 9, 1879. Parents: George Hartwell, Eveline
Griggs (McCurdy) Peirce. School: Latin School, Somerville, Mass.

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

Married: Helen G. Adams, Cambridge, Mass., June 19, 1907. Child:
Eveline Adams, Feb. 6, 1908.

Occupation: Physician; Hospital Superintendent and Medical Director.

Address: Plymouth County Hospital, So. Hanson, Mass.


THE first few years after leaving college were taken up in try-
ing to acquire a medical education. Following this attempt
I began the practice of medicine in Cambridge, Mass. On Feb.
1, 1909 I became medical inspector for the Cambridge Board of
Health, and continued medicine and health work until leaving
Cambridge, in 1919. I am now superintendent and medical direc-
tor of the Plymouth County Hospital, South Hanson, Mass.; a hos-
pital established by the Laws of Massachusetts for the care of
tuberculosis. I came here in May 1919 immediately on leaving the

War Service: At the outbreak of the war I was Surgeon,
Lieutenant Commander, retired. Naval Militia of Massachusetts,
member of Board for Physical Examinations. On April 12, 1917,
was appointed by Secretary of the Navy as president of a board
for the physical examination of officers and men for service
in the National Naval Volunteers, and performed duty as such
from time to time as ordered. Enrolled as P. A. Surgeon, Lieu-
tenant, U. S. N. R. F., on July 25, 1918, and was ordered to active
duty in the 1st Naval District, office of Medical Aide, on Aug. 5,
1918. Was transferred to Officer Material School, Cambridge, on
Aug. 21, 1918, and from there to Naval Hospital, New London,
Conn., on May 3, 1919. Released from active duty and ordered
home on May 6, 1919.

Member: Massachusetts Medical Society; Massachusetts Med.
Ben. Society; Aesculapian Club of Boston; American Hospital
Association of Sanatorium Superintendents; American Legion;
Military Order of Foreign Wars of United States; North Eastern
Historical Gen. Society, Society of Mayflower Descendants; S. A. R.;
Colonial Club of Cambridge; A. F. A. M.


Born at Concord, Mass., Dec. 20, 1878. Parents: George Jefferson, Amelia

Frances {White) Penniman. School: High School, Concord, Mass.
Degree: (c. 1898-1899.)
Married: Isabelle Maud Tucker, Dorchester, Mass., Jan. 10, 1914. ChiL'

dren: Frank JVentworth, Jr., Dec. 20, 1914; Edivard George, Dec. 20,

1914; Barbara Louise, Feb. 18, 1919.
Occupation: Publisher and printer.
Address: {home) 27 Sutton St., Peabody, Mass.; {business) 27 Lowell

St., Peabody, Mass.


FROM 1899 to 1902 I worked on Boston and Worcester papers
as a reporter. From 1902 to 1904 I was on a newspaper
in San Juan, P. R., and held government position twenty-eight
months in Porto Rico. From 1904 to 1911 was employed on staff
of Boston American with two absences spent in Havana, Cuba, on
Havana Post; was city editor and managing editor, Havana Post,
from 1910 to 1911 (ten months). Resigned from Boston American
Staff to establish the Peabody Enterprise, May 10, 1912, of which
I am now the publisher. I am also president and treasurer. Pea-
body Press Co., general printers.

War Service: Served as secretary of Public Safety Committee
in Peabody during War, and also secretary of all Liberty Loan
drives; was enrolling agent for Federal Reserve Board signing
workmen for shipyards.

Member: North Shore Harvard and Peabody Rotary Clubs;
Elks; Masons; Moose; Alleppo Temple Mystic Shrine.


Born at Hempstead, N. Y., Dec. 23, 1880. Pakents: Seaman Lemanuel,

Henrietta Augusta (Hobby) Pettit. School: St. Paul's School, Garden

City, N. Y.
Degree: A.B. 1902.
Married: Clara May Post, East Williston, N. Y., Sept. 26, 1908. Child:

Townsend Baldwin, Jr., Jan. 25, 1911.
Occupation : Manufacturer.
Address: (home) Cathedral Ave., Hempstead, N. Y.; (business) 740-760

Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.

AFTER graduating, I became connected with a woolen commis-
sion house in New York City where I remained for a couple
of months, in which time I decided I did not care for this business.
Having the manufacturing business in mind, I looked about for a
suitable partner and became associated with an old school mate
of mine from St. Paul's, who had an interest in the Empire State
Bag Co. After holding down all the positions from errand boy
to manager, I finally became treasurer of the Company, which
position I still hold.

War Service: Was a member of Liberty Loan Committes of
Nassau County, L. L, and Camp Mills, L. L Served with Sheriff
Reserve of Nassau County.



Born at Gloucester, Mass., Nov. 13, 1877. Parents: Charles Hiram, Hannah
L. (Swift) Pew. School: Hopkinson's School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: (s. 1898-1900.)

Married: Alice Gertrude Sartwell, Gloucester, Mass., Nov. 11, 1903. Chil-
dren: Charles Hiram, Sept. 17, 1904; Martha Adams, June 2, 1906;
Barbara, April 4, 1909.

Occupation: Supt. of trucking.

Address: (home) Grapevine Road, Gloucester, Mass.; (business) Gorton
Pew Fisheries Co., Gloucester, Mass.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

War Service: Cook, Co. K, 15th regiment, M. S. G., for two
and one-half years, including eight weeks police duty in Boston.


Born at New Rochelle, N. Y., Nov. 16, 1879. Parents: Henry Delafield,

Katharine Augusta (Morris) Phelps. School: St. Paul's School, Con'

cord, N. H.
Degrees: 5. B. 1902; M. D. (Columbia) 1907.
Married: Helena Pelham, Cambridge, Mass., June 3, 1907. Children:

Gouverneur Morris, Jr., Oct. 20, 1908; Helena Pelham, Aug. 25, 1910.
Occupation: Physician.
Address: (home) 155 East 19th St., New York, N. Y.; (business) 156 East

19th St., New York, N. Y.

SPENT the first four years at the College of Physicians and
Surgeons, and two years as' interne at Roosevelt Hospital. Next
I was married and traveled around the world on my "honeymoon."

Out door life, especially shooting and fishing, are my recreations.
Besides the trip around the world, I have made a trip to France,
Germany, England, Russia, Norway and Sweden, Denmark, and
Italy. Hunting trips to Alaska, Canada, Newfoundland, and short
trips to Cuba, Porto Rico, and Venezuela.

War Service: Received commission of 1st Lieutenant, M. C,
on June 28, 1917; sailed for Liverpool on July 2 on Lapland
and was immediately sent to Vittel, France. One month later
we established our hospital at Chaumont, about one mile from
American G. H. Q. This hospital was always my home station, and
was known as Base Hospital 15. Was on detached service with
British 5th Army for three weeks and with French 1st Army for
five months. Was engaged in Cambrai operations during Novem-
ber, 1918, and at Amiens and Montdidier in the Spring of 1918.
In the Summer of 1918 I was promoted to rank of Captain, M. C.


Near the end of January, 1919, we were all sent to the coast en
route to the United States, where I finally arrived on Feb. 21 and
was ordered to Camp Dix for discharge, which I received on Feb.
27, 1919.


Born at Hyde Park, Mass., Feb. 3, 1880. Parents: Frederick Alonzo, Annie
(De Wire) Pike. School: Boston Latin School and Frye School, Bos-
ton, Mass.

Degree: (c. 1898-99); B.D. {Episc. fheol. S.) 1906.

Married: Clara George Hunt, Boston, Mass., April 24, 1907. Children:
Edward Hunt, Feb. 3, 1911; Alan Francis, Nov. 17, 1913.

Occupation: Minister.

Address: St. Mark's Rectory, Hoosick Falls, N. Y,

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

War Service: Served as chairman, Hoosac Chapter, A. R. C,
and also as chairman. Home Service Section. Was Four Minute
Man and member of Liberty Loan Committee on all loans. Worked
on Legal Advisory Board, District No. 2, Rensselaer County, N. Y.


Born at Media, Pa., Jan. 29, 1876. Parents: Isaac Smedley, Annie Cath-
erine Pike. School: Media High School, Media, Pa.

Degree: (c. 1897-1899.)

Married: Mary Alice Henry, Baltimore, Md., June 12, 1906. Children:
William Sibley, Jr., Sept. 27, 1907; Richard Isaac, Jan. 22, 19llO; Henry
Lloyd, Nov. 18, 1911.

Occupation: Teacher.

Address: (home) Paradise Ave., Catonsville, Md.; (business) Friends School,
Park PL, Baltimore, Md.

SINCE leaving College I have done my level best to be a good
teacher. Twenty three years in the same position shows, I
think, whether or not I have succeeded. I try hard to teach the
thousands of boys and girls who study under me the very best
kind of citizenship.

My hobbies are chickens, children and the Ford. Haven't trav-
elled much, but expect to have a grand trip this Summer coming.
Leave Baltimore June 1 with the whole family, and expect to get
back about September 15. Will go to Southern California first,
stopping at various points on the way, such as Chicago and Grand
Canyon. Shall purchase a Ford at Riverside, California, and then


tour California, Oregon and Washington in that. I am happy and
contented; am getting grey hut I have plenty of hair on my head
yet. I take a great interest in my church belonging to its clubs
and serving on various committees; at present, hold the chairman-
ship of two.


Born at Wolfeboro N. H., May 19, 1880. Parents: Charles Francis, Ida

Estelle (Durgin) Piper. School: Brewster Free Academy, Wolfeboro,

Degree: A.B. 1902.
Married: Clara Belle Davis, Alton, N. H., Oct. 27, 1915. Child: Elmer

Davis, Nov. 19, 1916; Charles Carroll, Jan. 23, 1918; Clinton Tobey, March

17 1920.
Occupation: School teacher.
Address : Wolfeboro, N. H.

IN 1905 I entered the insurance business as a local agent, and
continued until about two years ago, when I sold my fire in-
surance agency. I still conduct a casualty insurance agency. A
year ago last Fall the trustees of the Brewster Free Academy of-
fered me a position as teacher, which I accepted, and I am now
teaching French at the Academy.

I served as town clerk for three years; and am a trustee of the
town library.

War Service: Assisted on local committees in raising f.unds,
and also assisted at the local bank in the bookkeeping and recording
of Liberty Bond sales. As town clerk I had charge of the regis-
tration under the Selective Service Law. Was secretary of the
Food Division, Committee on Public Safety. My principal duties
were the supplying of seed to planters, and the general corre-
spondence of the committee.

Member: Morning Star Lodge. No. 17, A. F. A. M., Carroll
Chapter, No. 23, R. A. M., Palestine Commandery, K. T., Bektash
Temple, A. A. 0. N. M. S. Have been District Deputy Grand Mas-
ter of the Sixth Masonic District in New Hampshire.


Born at Albany, N. Y., Dec. 6, 1881. Parents: Wolcott Homer, Marv

{Wool) Pitkin. School: Albany Academy, Albany, N. Y.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; LL.B. 1906.



Occupation: Lawyer.

Address: 165 Broadway, New York, N. Y.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

War Service: The Department of State in the Fall of 1917,
secured my release from the Government of Siam with which I
was then serving in order that I might do confidential work for
that Department. This was my only war service.

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Born at Philadelphia, Pa., March 12, 1881. Parents: Charles, Jr., Elizabeth
(Norris) Piatt. School: De Lancey School, Philadelphia, Pa.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Dorothy Falcon Sims, Philadelphia, Pa., June 20, 1904. Children:
Charles, June 13, 1905; Dorothy Sims, May 9, 1908; Elizabeth Norris,
March 6, 1912.

Died at Saranac Lake, N. Y., Aug. 21, 1918.

AFTER graduating from College, Piatt worked for a year in
the insurance business in New York City. Then he joined
the firm of Piatt, Yungman & Co., in Philadelphia. In 1909 he
fell ill and spent almost a year at Saranac Lake, N. Y. He re-
turned to business in the Summer of 1910 apparently cured. He
applied for admission to Plattsburg Officers' Training Camp, but
was rejected because of lung trouble. Ill all the Winter of 1916,
he went to Ashville, N. C. in the Spring. Regaining his health,
he returned to business, but was obliged finally to return to
Saranac Lake where he died on August 21, 1918.

He was a vestry-man of St. Paul's Church, Chestnut Hill, Pa.,
a director of the Insurance Company of North America, actively
interested in Boy Scout work, the Brotherhood of Saint Andrew,
and a member of the Board of the Pennsylvania Institution for the
Deaf and Dumb.

These are the bare facts of a life of work, of struggle for
health, and unselfish devotion for humanity's sake, and through it
all "Charlie" Piatt was a thoroughbred. Those of us who knew
him in Cambridge realize that he brought the same magnetic en-
thusiasm of College days to all his endeavors of later life. During
his series of illnesses his courage, humor, and joie de vivre never
flagged. His love for Harvard was boundless. He was keenly in-
terested in ornithology and from much reading and observation
on the subject became quite an authority and, after he was cut off


from any kind of athletics, it was a source of endless pleasure
to him.

His classmates can only think of him with affection and high
esteem and realize that though Winter came, the Spring was always
in the heart of "Charlie" Piatt.


Born at Hyde Park, Mass., May 28, 1878. Parents : George Fisher, Katherine
Louise (Sykes) Pollard. School: High School, Springfield, Mass.; High
School, Brookline, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Chrystal Heme, Los Angeles, Cat., Aug. 31, 1914.

Occupation: Journalist. Editor, New York Evening World.

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