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(Talbot) Baker. School: Noble and GreenougKs School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Ruth W kitten, Arlington, Mass., April 30, 1913. Child: Virginia
Talbot, Feb. 2, 1914.

Occupation: Manager, New Business Dept., Commonwealth Trust Co.

Address: {home) 17 Hopkins Road, Arlington, Mass.; (business) 30 Con-
gress St., Boston, Mass.

FROM 1902 to 1905 I was associated with George F. Willett &
Co. in the wool business; from 1905 to 1912 in the bond busi-
ness with Hamlin Nickerson & Co., and then with White & Bowditch,
leaving in 1912 to take charge of the financial advertising depart-
ment of the Boston Evening Record and Boston Daily Advertiser,
where I remained until the management changed and the Hearst
interests assumed control of both papers. In September, 1920, I
entered the Commonwealth Trust Co. of Boston and became man-
ager of the new business department which I organized. This
department has as its aim the getting of new accounts, personal
and commercial, and selling the service of the other departments
of the bank.

Tennis, which I have played a great deal of in the past three
years; golf when some other fellow asks me to, as I have my name
up for the Winchester Country Club and am not in yet but getting
nearer each month, shooting and bowling are my hobbies.

Member: Tennis Club and Middlesex Sportsmens Association,
Arlington, Mass.


Born at Franklin, Mass., July 23, 1880. Parents: Charles Francis, Mary
(Freeman) Baker. School: Roxbury High School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: (5. 1898-1900.)

Married: Sarah Baruch, New York, N. Y., Sept. 11, 1919.

Occupation : Banker.

Address: (home) 328 St. Paul St., Brookline, Mass.; (business) 707 Sears
Bldg., Boston, Mass.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]


Born at Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 14, 1877. Parents: Charles Flavins, Inez
Clarissa (Vanwormer) Baker. School: Roxbury High School, Boston,


Degree: S.B. 1902

Married: Helen Margaret Goepper, Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 2, 1905.
Occupation: Mechanical engineer.

Address: (home) 308 Mentor Ave. Painesville, 0.; (business) Diamond
Alkali Co., Painesville, O.

FROM 1902 to 1905 I was field and office power station engi-
neer with the Westinghouse, Church, Kerr & Co.; the next
year I was power station inspecting engineer of the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit; from 1906 to 1910 I was assistant chief engineer
of the Cos Cob Power Station, New York, New Haven & Hartford
Railroad; from 1910 to 1912 I was chief engineer of the Zylonite
Power Station of the Boston & Maine Railroad, and since 1912 I
have been mechanical engineer of the Public Service Electric Co.,
Newark, N. J. Since May, 1920, I have been mechanical engineer
at the Diamond Alkali Co.


Born at Manchester, N. H., Dec. 25, 1876. Parents: Edward, Martha
Jane (Blenus) Baker. School: High School, Chelsea, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Alice LaSalle Sanford, New York, TV. Y., May 31, 1905. Chil-
dren: Jean Sanford, March 31, 1906; Curtis Sanford Baker, May 15,

Occupation: Employed by the Bobbs-Merrill Company, Publishers.

Address: {home) 492 Convent Ave., New York, N. Y.; (business) 185
Madison Ave., New York, N. Y.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]


Born at Newark, N. J., Dec. 25 1878. Parents: James T., Mary (Dunn)

Ball. School: Neivark Academy, Newark, N. J.; and Hill School,

Pottstown, Pa.
Degree: (s. 1898-1899.)
Married: Bertha Duren, Newark, N. J., May 8, 1901. Children: James

T., March 16, 1902; Frederick William, Jr., July 30, 1906; George

Duren, Jan. 7, 1909 (died Sept. 6, 1909).
Occupation: Retired.
Address: (home) 65 Lincoln Park, Newark, N. J.; (office) 107 Halsey

St., Newark, N. J.

DURING the first few years after leaving college I attended
New York Law School.
Hunting, canoeing, camping, and gymnastics are my favorite
pastimes. My son, James T., is in business, and Frederick W., Jr.,


is a student in Newark Academy. I have traveled in England,
Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany and Italy, Bermuda and all
of the United States and Canada.

I am a member of the Board of Education of Newark. Am also
a member and vice-president of Board of Trustees of Newark

Member: Newark Y. M. C. A. (member. Board of Directors,
and treasurer) ; Newark Academy Alumnae Association (presi-
dent) ; Newark Academy Extension Fund (treasurer) ; Board of
Directors of Bureau of Social and Family Service (member. Board
of Directors) ; Trinity Cathedral Men's Club, (president) ; Essex,
and Essex County, Country Clubs; Newark Chamber of Commerce;
New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce; New Jersey Historical
Society; Washington's Headquarters Association of Morristown,
N. J.


Born at Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 29, 1880. Parents: William Amos, Mary
(Shaw) Bancroft. School: Cambridge Latin School, Cambridge, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Charlotte Nickerson, Winchester, Mass., June 1, 1909. Children:
Malcolm, July 12, 1911; William Nickerson, March 29, 1913.

Occupation: Treasurer, Boston News Bureau Company.

Address: (home) 12 Ware St., Cambridge, Mass.; (business) 30 Kilby St.,
Boston, Mass.

WHEN we wrote our reports for the Decennial Catalogue, I
started a little scheme of my own. I made out a short sum-
mary of my more important interests during the preceding ten years,
and at the same time had in mind to use it in all subsequent cata-
logues, adding each time to it a report covering the intervening
years. I followed out this method at our Quindecennial. But
as the request has been made that this time we make our reports
colorful and intimate, I defer to the editors. My idea was only
personal. I wished to see how my viewpoint changed as each
period came along.

I think I can arouse some sympathy from my classmates, at least
from those who have not lost all their self-pride, when first of all
I record that I have lost my shape — that manly, athletic figger I
spent so many hard and weary hours in developing. But I find
tailors are still skillful! Alas, also, I have lost my hair, most of
it, only a little gray left. Still I find compensations. My appe-
tite is wonderful. I delight in three full meals daily 'n other


things. I am ready for any outdoor exercise or indoor pleasure.

My home life is a most happy one. Perhaps for the same
reason as that other husband gave when asked by his friends how
he and his wife always got along so well. He replied that when
they were married his wife and he made an agreement; he should
settle all the important questions, his wife all the unimportant
questions and they had always kept up this arrangement. "But"
said he, "my wife decides what are the important questions and
what are the unimportant ones!" I pass this along to my class-
mates with the hope that it may be of help to spring it at some
psychological moment.

The world war, of course, has been the great event since our
Quindecennial. I would prefer not to mention my part; it was
a negative one. Yet I feel I should record something here in
that connection. In April, 1917, I felt Uncle Sam's finger point-
ing right at me. I was of mature years and while in college, and
for several years after, I had belonged to the field artillery in the
National Guard of Massachusetts. However, I had serious ob-
ligations' at home and after careful consideration I accepted the
judgment of those whose advice I should follow that I await the
time I should be needed. As events turned out, I, of course, was
not called. Not being able to take an active military part I had
no heart in the civil activities of the war.

Having in mind our secretary's warning, I am purposely subor-
dinating my occupation in this report. I am connected with the
Boston News Bureau, having been treasurer and business manager
of that organization for the last ten years. I shall only say that
I am extremely "happy at my work" and have every expectation
of always being in the same business. No, I want to add this:
just the other day a customer said "Bancroft, you still have one
virtue left, you can blush!"

In the course of my work I follow all the news of the day. So
quite naturally I, have my opinions on the big problems of our
time, our international relations, the bonus, taxation, etc. I find
I am not always consistent in these opinions, also that, unfortunately
shall I say, I see both sides to a question, in fact one side always
looks good to me — until I see the other. Don't worry, I am not
going to burden you with these opinions here. I still have my
sense of humor. Let me say this one thing, though, on the pro-
hibition question. Class trouble is rapidly developing from it.
No other cause has ever flamed it so. Revolution is just ahead
of us! People with money are getting their liquor right along
but the masses, the poor working classes, cannot get their beer.
They resent this situation (even as you and I would). They are


going to call for a showdown soon! Oh no, you prohibitionists,
I am not arguing for you. There is a simple remedy. Just re-
peal the Volstead act; make it twelve per cent, and we will all be
happy again.


Born at Newton, Mass., March 10, 1881. Parents: John Wesley, Amelia
(Hopkins) Barber. School: Newton High School, Newton, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Alice Lillian Gibson, Boston, Mass., April 28, 1914.

Occupation: Advertising agent.

Address: (home) Dover, Mass.; (business) 80 Boylston St., Boston, Mass.;
(permanent) Dover, Mass.

AFTER leaving college, was with publishing house of Double-
day, Page & Co., in New York for fourteen months', since when
I have been associated with my father in firm of J. W. Barber
Advertising Agency in Boston. Have been active in business club
work, serving in many branches of work in Pilgrim Publicity
Association, up to president of the club. After the formation
of the American Association of Advertising Agencies, I served as
secretary and treasurer of the New England Council for four

Lived several years in Boston apartment, where I read a good
deal and wrote some. After marriage I tried suburbs and country.
Now I read a little, but do chores and raise chickens for recreation.
It is the life.

War Service: Sold Liberty Bonds and Red Cross subscriptions
as member local committee. Served as Sergeant, 1st Corps Cadets,
National Guard; discharged May 16, 1917, after total enlistment
of eight and one-half years.

Publications: Only a few small, privately printed, editions.

Member: American Association of Advertising Agencies; Pil-
grim Publicity and Bay State Automobile Associations; Unitarian
Laymen's League.


Born at Cambridge, Mass., March 23, 1881. Parents: Walworth Oliver,
Sarah (Gavett) Barbour. School: Cambridge Latin School, Cambridge,

Degree: A.B. 1902

Married: Clara Maria Hammond, Cambridge, Mass., June 18, 1906.


Children: Walworth, June 4, 1908; Ellen Hammond, Dec. 29, 1910.

Occupation : Stockbroker.

Address: {home) 54 Hancock St., Lexington, Mass.; (business) 115 Devon-
shire St., Boston, Mass.

HAVE nothing of real interest to anybody but myself to relate.
I and my family have continued healthy, not enough wiser
to impair our nerves, and have learned to use philosophy in place
of great riches. "Content sits enthroned on my alabaster brow."
Mosquitoes in summer, coal bills in winter, and a continual effort
to keep my waist line of reasonable dimensions are my greatest
difficulties. I enjoy my work very much and my play even more —
strange to relate. Am not proud enough of my achievements in
any line to mention them at this time. As I grow older I may be-
gin to brag, and therefore to lose my friends. God forbid!

My civic service constitutes two terms served on the Lexington
Planning Board.

Member: Lexington Golf Club; Old Belfry Club.


Born at Boston, Pa., Oct. 14, 1879. Parents: Elisha Hubbard, Abby Jane
(Smith) Barlow. School: High School, New Bedford, Mass.

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

Married: Alice B. Capron, Boston, Mass. Sept. 29, 1913.

Occupation : Architect.

Address: (permanent) Wayland, Mass.; (business) Alabama Polytechnic
Institute, Auburn, Ala.

AFTER the architectural school in Cambridge, and a few months
in Boston oflSces, I was one of the young draftsmen sent to San
Francisco to take part in rebuilding immediately after the fire
and earthquake in April, 1906. The ashes were still hot, and only
the car tracks on Market Street cleared when we arrived. As
"new pioneers" we had adventures and experiences of intense in-
terest; the three years spent in California remain a vivid and
fascinating episode of my life. I came East for a trip, but cir-
cumstances caught and kept me there. I, lived in Wayland, worked
in Boston, and began independent practice of architecture. I mar-
ried in 1913 and built a little house in the woods.

In 1918 I went to the Construction Division of the Army in
Washington. Curiously enough the first man I met in that office
was one of the "bunch" who went to San Francisco, and my first
job was an alteration for the Letterman Hospital in San Francisco.
In July, 1919, I resigned and returned to Wayland. In 1920


came an opportunity to see the South, a job as supervising archi-
tect and assistant professor at Alabama Polytechnic Institute,
Auburn. Under a new and able president this institution is
launched on a building program which keeps us on the jump. I
find time for a little sight-seeing, which included last Spring a
visit to charming New Orleans. Incidentally, Northeners, the
gardens here are full of roses on Christmas day. I hope to be
back for reunion in June.

War Service: Was a civilian employe. Construction Division
of the Army, at Washington, D. C, from November, 1918, to July,
1919. As a "Senior Architectural Draftsmen," I worked chiefly
with the Hospital Section, and find that I have forgotten the dis-
comforts and look back on the time as a most pleasant experience.

Member: American Institute of Architects.


Born at Washington, D. C, March 22, 1880. Parents: Job, Flora Aurora
(Putnam) Barnard. School: National Capital University, Washington,
D. C.

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

Married: Frances Patterson Cassel, Marietta, Pa., Nov. 17, 1909. Child:
Elizabeth Cassel, July 24, 1916.

Occupation: Lawyer.

Address: (home) 2327 20*^ 5*., Washington, D. C; (business) Wood-
ward Bldg., 15iA. and H Sts., Washington, D. C.

IN the fall of 1904 I coached the University of Georgia football
team, and after the close of the season returned to Washington
and opened up an office for the general practice of the law. I con-
tinued to practice law until Feb. 15, 1918, when I went with the
Bureau of Imports of the War Trade Board as assistant. Since
my resignation from the army I have resumed the practice of the
law. Swimming, tennis and bridge whist are my principal pas-
times. Our daughter, who is now going to Kindergarten, is learn-
ing so rapidly that some day she may qualify for Radcliffe (?) I
find it very troublesome to keep my weight down so that it is less
than one eighth of a short ton.

War Service: Was chief, Registry Division, Bureau of Im-
ports, War Trade Board, Washington, D. C. On Sept. 3, 1918, was
commissioned captain, of General Staff", at Washington U. S. A.,
and served with Military Intelligence Division till Oct. 27, 1919,
when I was transferred to the Board of Contract Adjustment, P. S.
& T. Division and was Government attorney there until I received


commission of Captain in the Regular Army and was sent to
Camp Dix, N. J. with 1st Division as assistant Division Judge Ad-
vocate, on Feb, 1, 1921. On April 27, 1921, I resigned from the
Army and returned to Washington.

Member: University Club of Washington; Kolorama Citizens
Association; American Legion.


Born at West Neivton, Mass., March 18, 1881. Parents: Samuel, Susan
Lizzie (Conant) Barnard. School: Neivton High School, Newton, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

IMarried: Mary Elizabeth Hamilton, Conesus Lake, N. Y., July 10, 1919.
Child: Margaret Hamilton, West Newton, Mass., June 1, 1920.

Occupation : Engineer.

Address: 30 Shaw St., West Newton, Mass.

ENTERED the Boston ofiSce of Westinghouse, Church, Kerr &
Co., in the fall of 1902 and was transferred to their New York
ofl&ce in 1904. I was made assistant to the vice-president in 1912,
and left the company in 1914, I then spent a year each in north-
ern Idaho and Colorado, where I operated a railroad and quarry
property in which I, was interested. I became secretary-treasurer
of the S. E. Junkins Co., Ltd., in 1916, and since then have been
engaged in engineering and construction work throughout western
Canada, mostly for railroad clients. While in New York I be-
came interested in the Big Brother Movement, serving as a direc-
ter, and in the Harvard Engineering Society, also serving as a

My principal hobby (or vice) is golf. Have traveled in most
of the United States and in Mexico, Canada and the West Indies.

War Service: Was at work on railroad construction in Canada
for Canadian Pacific Railway at Vancouver and elsewhere, in con-
nection with trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic shipments of food and

Publications: Various articles on engineering matters for the
technical magazines.

Member: Harvard Club of New York; Harvard Engineering
Society; Southwood Golf Club, Ltd., Winnipeg.


Born at Maiden, Mass., Feb. 25, 1880. Parents: Albert Lemuel, Clara
(Robinson) Barnes. School: Maiden High School, Maiden, Mass.


DEGhEE: (c. 1898-1901.)

Married: Amalie Boche, Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 15, 1915. Child: (step-
child) Irving H. Crowe.

Occupation: Steamship Freight Agent.

Address: (home) Box 334, Cristobal, Canal Zone, R. de Panama; (business)
do Panama Railroad S. S. Co., Cristobal, Canal Zone, Panama.

AFTER leaving the University, I stayed around Boston working
as a level-man with a surveying party at Marlboro, Mass., and
with the City Engineer at Maiden, Mass. In June, 1903, I started
for the great and growing West, with a pal, Louis A. Hinds, now
connected with the Boston Daily Advertiser. We had no funds but
we determined to see the country at first hand, so starting out from
New York we hoboed all over the country, finally arriving in the
State of Washington in September, 1905. Here I became identified
with the lumber industry at Winlock, and Raymond, working as a
lumber inspector and also clerking in the State Senate and acting
as secretary to Senator J. A. Veness.

In September, 1908, I again got the wanderlust so I drifted down
through California and into Mexico. I worked a few months for
the Southern Pacific R. R. Co. of Mexico in charge of their lumber
yards at Empalme in the State of Sonora. I met up with a chap
named Edgar Young, now a short story writer, and connected with
the Adventure magazine in New York City. We knocked around
through Mexico for a few months, and then went to Guatemala
where we met General Lee Christmas, a famous filibuster. He was
at that time fomenting a revolution against Honduras to remove
President Bonillo and we were to go along with him. But after
waiting for three weeks the revolution was postponed on account
of lack of funds. We then left Honduras and passed through
Costa Rica, arriving in Panama in February, 1910. I went to work
for the Panama R. R. S. S. Co., in a clerical capacity, and also
acted on the American Intervention Committee during the elections
in 1911 on account of my knowledge of the Spanish language. I
left Panama late in 1911 and went back to the States, locating in
Portland, Ore., after making a trip through British Columbia. I
came back to Panama in 1913 and connected up with the Panama
R. R. Co., where I remained until 1915, when I again went to the.
States for nine months. I married, and took my wife to the Expo-
sition at San Francisco and San Diego and we returned to Panama
late in 1915 via New Orleans and Havana. I have been with the
Panama R. R. Co. continuously since that time with the exception
of time spent in the States on vacation.

My favorite hobbies are all forms of athletics, baseball, tennis,
fishing, swimming, etc. I spend a good deal of my spare time


around the big league ball parks when in the States, but have not
been able to attend a football game since 1902. I have not been
able to attend any of our class reunions, but am making prepara-
tions to be there in 1922. I, have no children, but my wife has
one. He was with the First Division in France for two years, and
returned in September, 1919, when they paraded in New York and
Washington. He is at present located in Wisconsin, my wife's
home. I intend to do some more traveling later on, but at the
present time I am sticking my nose to the wheel, although I expect
to locate in the States the coming year.

I served in the Signal Corps of the Colorado State Militia in
Cripple Creek in 1903 during the Western Federation strikes for
six months. I have not taken much interest in politics on account
of the fact that I have been living in a strip of country where the
American citizen does not have the right to vote.

This seems to be a fit place to tell my classmates that in this
man's country we still can buy good Scotch whiskey and good old
Dutch beer without breaking the law and at a reasonable price. I
do not wish to create a wrong impression, but I do want to go on
record that I am not in sympathy with any bone dry law in the
good old United States. I am sorry to say that I have not seen
more than two or three of my classmates since I left the Uni-
versity. I have not been dodging them, but it seems that I am
always living in a place apart from the haunts of the run of college

Member: International Longshoremans Association, Local 1009,
(president) .


Born at Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 14, 1880. Parents: Albert Mallard,
Emily Leighton {Carter) Barnes. School: Cambridge Latin School,
Cambridge, Mass.

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

Married: Helen Hayden Brooks, Everett, Wash., May 1, 1912.

Occupation : Manager.

Address: (home) 1520 15th Ave, Seattle, Wash.; (business) 301 Electric
Bldg., Seattle, Wash.

AFTER a year of tutoring and a few months temporary employ-
ment with the Boston Elevated Ry., I returned to the Scien-
tific School and took an S. B. in Electrical Engineering in 1904.
Succeeded in getting a job with Ford Bacon and Davis, and spent
a year as apprentice in the electric light and railway business in


Birmingham, Ala., and Little Rock Ark. By 1905 business con-
ditions had improved, and I was able to get a position with Stone
& Webster. I have been in their employ ever since, in connec-
tion with public utility operation in Abington,, Brockton and
Stoughton, Mass.; Pawtucket, R. I., and Everett and Seattle, Wash.
Hunting, fishing and golf are my hobbies. I take a trip across the
continent every year or two.

War Service: From June, 1917, to May, 1919, chairman Civil-
ian Relief, Everett, Wash., Division, American Red Cross.

Member: American Institute Electrical engineers; Rainier
University, Harvard, and Seattle Golf Clubs of Seattle, Wash.;
Everett Golf and Country, Nisqually Gun, and Grinwald Gun Clubs.


Born at Memphis, Tenn., Jan 20, 1882. Parents: Thomas, Maria J. (Frost)

Barrett. School: Cutler's School, Neivton, Mass.
Degree: (c. 1898-1900.)
Occupation: Retired.
Address: (home) 52 W. 57th St., New York, N. Y.

AFTER leaving college I spent several years traveling. Upon
my return to Memphis afterwards, I spent about two years in
banking business. Then I moved to New York and became con-
nected with E. F. Hutton Co., and in 1911 became a member of the
firm. Retired from business on Dec. 31, 1918.
Polo, hunting and golf are my hobbies.

Member: Harvard Club of New York City; Turf and Field, and
Garden City Golf Clubs.

^ ftmk Dickinson IBattlett

Born at Chicago, III., April 19, 1880. Parents: Adolphus Clay, Mary
(Pitkin) Bartlett. School: Chicago Manual Training School, Chicago,
III.; Stone School, Boston Mass.

Degree: '(s. 1898-99; c. 1899-1900.)

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