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Born at Hackensack, N. J., Dec. 29, 1878. Parents: James Gilmore, Har.
riet Lucy (Kimball) Smith. School: Irving School, New York, N. Y.

Degree: A.B. 1902 (1903).

Married: Abigail Osborne Luce, Vineyard Haven, Mass., Aug. 29, 1902.
Children: Harriet Kimball, Jan. 26, 1908; Bradford Kimball, Oct. 28,
1913; Frederick Luce, March 27, 1919.

Occupation: Sales Manager.

Address: (home) 6 Lenox Place, Maplewood, N. J.; (business) 111 Broad-
way, New York, N. Y.

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Born at Walker, la., Sept. 9, 1875. Parents: Robert, Ellen (Low) Sniffen.

School: Epworth Seminary, Epworth, la.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1908; A.B. (Cornell, la.) 1898.
Married: Mary Alice Robinson, Hampton, la., Sept. 12, 1905.
Occupation : Teacher.
Address: (home) 3612 Hub St., Los Angeles, Calif.; (business) Franklin

High School, Los Angeles, Calif.

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Born at Hopkinton, Mass., Jan. 29, 1880. Parents: Henry Edwin, Sarah

(Mc Nulty) Snow. School: Boston Latin School, Boston, Mass.
Degree: AjB. 1902 (1903).


Married: Cora C. Cresap, Bellaire, 0., Jan. 5, 1905. Children: Celia M.,
Jan. 7, 1907; Richard W., April 16, 1913; Helen C, Dec. 8, 1915; James
W., Dec. 31, 1918.

Occupation: Manufacturing.

Address: {home) 82 Nunda Boulevard, Rochester, N Y.; (business) Sec-
retary Gleason Works, Rochester, N. Y.

AS stated above, I am secretary, Gleason Works, Rochester, N. Y.,
who are engaged in manufacturing gears and gear cutting


Born at St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 26, 1879. Parents: John, Margaret Ann {Kin-

niff) Snyder. School: Manual Training School, Washington Univer.

sity, St Louis, Mo.
Degree: S.B. 1902.
Married: Ruth Baldwin, West Newton, Mass., March 4, 1916. Child:

Allen Lane, Jr., Oct. 5, 1917.
Occupation: Electrical engineer.
Address: (home) 18 Craigie St., Cambridge, Mass.; (business) 147 Milk

St., Boston, Mass.

Am with Stone and Webster, Inc., of Boston.
Member: Bankers Club of America, (N. Y.) ; Oakley Country,
and Duxbury Yacht Clubs.


Born at Needham, Mass., March 14, 1881. Parents: George William, Ella
Sophia (Morton) Southworth. School: High School, Needham, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Gertrude M. Daisy, Cambridge, Mass., June 16, 1913. Child:
Ursula, Sept. 30, 1916.

Occupation: Treasurer.

Address: (home) 1716 S6th Ave., Seattle, Wash.; (business) The Bon
Marche, Seattle, Wash.; (permanent) 1716 Z6th Ave., Seattle, Wash.

WAS with Wm. Filene's Sons Co., Boston, 1902 to 1909. I
next went with the W. H. M'Elwain Co., shoe manufacturers,
where I remained four years, after which I spent two years with
Scott & Williams, Inc., Knitting Machinery makers. Have been
with the Bon Marche, (department store), since 1915.

Member: Harvard Clubs of Boston and New York; Boston
City Club, Boston; Chamber of Commerce, Seattle Yacht, College,
and Inglewood Country Clubs, Seattle; American Geographical


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Born at Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 12, 1879. Parents: Herbert Austin, Ade-
line Jane (Remick) Sparrow. School: Cambridge Latin School, Cam-
bridge, Mass.

Degrees: AjB. 1902; M.D. 1906.

Married: Bertha Evelyn Sawyer, Cambridge, Mass., June 10, 1908. Child:
John Herbert, Feb. 8, 1911 {died Feb. 8, 1911).

Died at Cambridge, Mass., Aug. 27, 1912.

AFTER graduating from the Harvard Medical School in 1906
Sparrow spent one year at the Cambridge Hospital, and then
practised medicine in Cambridge. He had already made a marked
success in his chosen profession.


Born at Walpole, Mass., June 4, 1878. Parents: Horace Aaron, Mary Lou-
isa (Freeman) Spear. School: Worcester Academy, Worcester, Mass.
Degree: (5. 1898-1901, 1905-1906.)
Married: Sept. 27, 1920.

Occupation: Merchant, Tires and Auto Supplies.
Address: Walpole, Mass.

THE first ten or twelve years after leaving College I spent in the
mining business, mostly in the southern part of Arizona. I
was employed at lead-silver mines in the mountains southwest of
Tucson, and at the Old Dominion and Miami Copper in copper
mining. For nearly two years I have been proprietor of an auto-
mobile service station in Walpole, Mass., where I am successfully
selling tires and automobile accessories, gasoline and oil. For
several years previous I was a salesman for mechanical goods in
Connecticut for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

I have only traveled in the United States as business required
probably fifteen or sixteen times across from Boston to the Rocky
Mountains, and some in Mexico and Canada.

Member: Masons.


Born at Hudson, Mass., Feb. 28, 1881. Parents: Herbert Edmund, Annie
Mable (Rawson) Spofford. School: High School, Hudson, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Miriam M. Larck, Chicago, 111., July 2, 1918. Child: Walter
Richardson Larck, Nov. 21, 1919.


Occupation: Librarian, University Club.
Address: 76 East Monroe St., Chicago, III.

AFTER trying several jobs (positions) in the first few years
out of College, I took up library work, beginning at the Col-
lege Library in 1907. There I remained until 1914, when I went
to New York and spent a year in the Library School of the New
York Public Library, at the same time taking a position on the
staff. In October, 1915, I came to Chicago as librarian of the
University Club, and have been here ever since. Being past the
age limit of the first draft, I expected to go to Washington for
a swivel-chair job during the war, but it proved a dud, and so I
remained here as usual. Since the publication of the last report
the only important events I have to chronicle are my marriage,
and the birth of my son.

Member: Harvard and Prairie Clubs of Chicago; American and
Illinois Library Associations; Chicago Library Club.


Born at Moriah Centre, Essex County, N. Y., Sept. 20, 1874. Parents:
Samuel Byron, Euretta Boardman (Shearer) Sprague. School: Sher-
man Collegiate Institute, Moriah, N. Y.

Degrees: A. B. 1902; B.Pd. {New York College for Teachers), 1897.

Married: Ortha Hulburd Spaulding, Moriah, N. Y., Dec. 26, 1903. Chil.
dren: Janet Gilbertine, Sept. 10, 1905; Elizabeth Euretta, Feb. 9,
1908; Wilbur B Jr., May 9, 1911.

Occupation: General agent.

Address: (home) 38 Scott St., Utica, N. Y.; (business) N. E. Mutual Life
Ins. Co., Rochester, N. Y.

DID not enter Harvard immediately after finishing preparatory
school but first graduated from the New York State College
for Teachers. The following two years I was principal of a
small grammar school in the suburb then (now part of Troy, N. Y.).
In September 1900, I entered Harvard, finishing in 1902. During
my course, I taught in the evening school, and the last half of the
senior year and the two years following I taught in Rindge Manual
Training High School of Cambridge, Mass. Next I took up super-
vision. For three years I was district superintendent of schools
in the towns of Durham, Mew Market, and Epping, N. H. The
next three years I did the same work at Winchendon and Ashburn-
ham, Mass. Then for eight years I was city superintendent of
Schools at Utica, N. Y.

During these eight years we averaged building one additional


school building a year. Through the aid of some of the influential
and moneyed people of the city, we started a tubercular school,
and later on, two anemic schools, finally taken over by the school
board and housed in an up-to-date building, specially built for
this type of work. From April 1 to November 1 each year these
pupils were taken to what we labelled "Camp Healthmore," a
part of the farm donated for our use on a high elevation, just
outside of the city. Here we made use of a long hay barn by cut-
ting in doors on the side, putting in bath rooms, at one end
doctor's office and nurses' apartments at the other end, a kitchen
with an open dining room beyond. Another old building was
rearranged into a superintendent's office, with sleeping quarters
on the second floor. Fourteen shacks were built containing two
cots each, electricity and water were both installed, and twenty-
eight little people cared for the first summer. Each year a num-
ber were pronouncd well and returned to their regular grades.
Each year, too, the numbers increased as well as the buildings,
until Camp Healthmore today is an established colony for tuber-
cular and anemic children.

At another time I was interested with another group of influential
people in a series of baby clinics which are today housed in their
own buildings and for the most part financed by the city. One
year I was able to interest the Rotary Club to the extent of
financing a dental clinic for the city. This in turn was taken
over by the Mayor, and became a part of the annual city budget.

In 1917 I realized that while all of this work was delightful,
with a wife and three children I could not aff"ord to further con-
tinue in philanthropic service; hence I resigned and became Gen-
eral Agent of the New England Mutual Life Insurance Co. at
Worcester, Mass., where I remained for four years, near enough
to the home office in Boston to get proper training for a larger
field in which I am now well settled at Rochester, N. Y.

Janet, our oldest daughter is a senior in high school; Elizabeth
is just ready to enter and Wilbur is just entering grammar school.
Ten years ago this summer, Mrs. Sprague and I took a party
through Europe, going into France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium,
Holland and England.

Member: Rochester Chamber of Commerce; Rotary and Uni-
versity Clubs of Rochester.



Born at Charlestown, Mass., Aug. 31, 1880. Parents: William Sanford,
Frances Elizabeth (Kettell) Stanton. School: Boston Latin School,
Boston, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; LL.B. 1907.

MvmRiED: Ethel Emma Butchart, London, Ont., July 6, 1910. Child:
Charles Harold, Nov. 2, 1914.

Occupation: Laivyer.

Address: 313 Beacon St., Boston, Mass.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

Member: Boston City Club, Episcopalian Club of Massachu-


Born at Danvers, Mass., Jan. 5, 1880. Parents: Henry Rust, Mabel (JFeiss)

Stedman. School: Groton School, Groton, Mass.
Degree: A.B. 1902.
]\Iarried: Hilda Clifford, New Bedford, Mass., Oct. 14, 1905. Children:

John Weiss, Jr., Jan. 13, 1908; Hilda Clifford, March 8, 1910; Harriet

Randall, Dec. 14, 1912; William Ellery, Aug. 19, 1919.
Occupation: Security investments.
Address: {home) Morristown, N. J.; (business) Prudential Insurance Co.,

Newark, N. J.

IN September, 1901, having obtained leave of absence for my
Senior year, I entered the operating department of the Pare
Marquette R. R., returning to Cambridge in June, 1902, for my
degree. After three and a half years of railroading as yard
clerk, yard brakeman, or switchman, locomotive fireman, freight
brakeman, and freight conductor, and yard master, I sensed the
coming of receivership of the company and resigned.

For ten and one half years, while selling bonds for Clark Dodge
& Co. of 51 Wall St., New York, I studied railroad credit, and,
in October, 1915, received the appointment of head of the security
investment dep't of the Prudential Insurance Co., becoming a
vice-president in February, 1918. I am a director of Pere Mar-
quette Ry., Chicago & Eastern Hlinois R. R., and Fidelity Union
Trust Co. Newark N. J.

War Service: Was chairman, Finance Committee, Morris-
town, N. J., Chapter A. R. C, and chairman also of Liberty Loan
Committees for New Vernon, N. J. Held ranks in turn of private
and Sergeant, Morristown Infantry Battalion, N. J. National Guard


Member: Somerset Club, Boston; Morris County Golf, Mor-
ristown, and New Bedford Yacht Clubs; Harvard Clubs of New
York and New Jersey.


Born at Boston, Mass., Sept. 2, 1879. Parents: Charles Edward, Marian
Frances (Haines) Stephenson. School: Latin School', Somerville, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Helen Bancroft Cook, Woburn, Mass., June 1, 1906. Children:
Bancroft, Dec. 7, 1907; Charles Hodges, June 7, 1912.

Occupation: Manufacturer of piano-players.

Address: {home) Mishawun Road, Woburn, Mass.; (business) 1010 Massa-
chusetts Ave., Boston, Mass.

WHILE at college I did not specialize in any subject for which
I have always been sorry. I have always been very fond
of music, and while in college studied harmony, counterpoint, and
the history of music. It was natural that I was drawn toward the
musical profession. My first position was that of a piano salesman,
which I did not like. Having taken a lot of chemistry in College
I thought I would like to be a chemist, so I worked for a year
in the Dominion Iron & Steel Co. of Sydney, N. S. I was in the
chemical laboratory, analyzing steel, iron, coal, gas, etc. Seeing
little chance for advancement I came back to Boston and went
with the Emerson Piano Co., where with two other player piano
inventors I helped develop the first music cutting machine and the
first American reproducing piano player. At this place I became
very much interested in player pianos. My next position was
with the Vose & Sons Piano Co., where I am at present located.
Here I developed a player piano known as the Vose & Sons player
piano. I have constantly worked with the idea of producing
a player free from being called "mechanical," and for various im-
provements in this line have been granted quite a few patents.

I started under my own name the manufacture of piano tuner's
tools, many of which were my own invention, which, however,
I did not bother to patent. All of these tools, as well as the
Stephenson Tuner's Case, have been copied by other firms in the
same business. I finally sold out this business to one of my com-
petitors. I might add that I have had charge of the player depart-
ment of the Vose & Sons Piano Co. for nearly fifteen years.

If I may be permitted I would like to combine the two subjects
of hobbies and children, as my two boys are my principal hobby.
It is my most earnest desire that I may raise these two boys to


become Christian gentlemen, an honor to their family and their

War Service: Worked on every drive for Red Cross, Y. M. C.
A., and Liberty Bond campaigns.

Member: Towando Club, Woburn; Mount Horeb Lodge A. F.
& A. M.; Woburn Royal Arch Chapter; Harvard Alumni Chorus.


Born at New Bedford, Mass., April 18, 1872. Parents: Thomas Meriam,

Caroline (Eliot) Stetson. School: Private tutor.
Degree: (c. 1898.1900.)

Occupation: Landscape painter.
Address: Ash St., Netv Bedford, Mass.

WAS at Harvard only two years as a Special, but I am glad
to be considered one of the Class of '02. For the first ten
years after leaving College I was busy landscape painting, having
studied first under Mr. Eben F. Comins at the Swain Free School
of Design in New Bedford, and later at Mr. Charles H. Woodbury's
Summer School of Painting at Ogunquit, Me. Then my health
broke down, and in 1913 I had a rather serious operation on my
spine which laid me up for eight or ten months. Since then
I have been fairly well, but unable to do very active work.

[My chief pleasure is to be on, or in, or near the salt water.
I own a small catboat which I keep at Nonquitt, Mass., and spend
as much time as I can sailing on her and on other boats. I spend
summers at Nonquitt, sleeping in a studio on a rock, together
with my cousin, Charles M. Rotch, '01, whenever he can be there.

War Service: Lack of health prevented all active work ex-
cept machine knitting for Navy League and Red Cross.

Member: Society of Fine Arts; Country and Yacht Clubs, New
Bedford; Harvard Clubs of Boston and of New Bedford.


Born at Bradford, Pa., June 8, 1880. Parents: Charles Porter, Louise
Grace {Wade) Stevenson. School: Elmwood School, Buffalo, N. Y.

Degree: S.B. 1902 (1903).

Married: Agnes Ruth Collins, Boston, Mass., Aug. 31, 1902. Child: Patri.
da Ruth, Aug. 10, 1903.

Occupation: Industrial Engineer.

Address: {home) Netv York, N. Y.; {business) c/o The Stevenson Corpora-
tion, 120 Broadway, New York, N. Y.

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Born at Taunton, Mass., Nov. 9, 1879. Parents: Charles Davol, Florence
Wean) Stickney. School: Harrow School, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Eng-

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married : Elsa Mary Payne, Buffalo, N. Y ., April 10, 1912.

Occupation: Manufacturer.

Address: 104 Belvidere Ave., Springfield, Mass.; (permanent) 26 Dean St.,
Taunton, Mass.

THE first year after leaving College, I spent mostly in travel,
binding up in India, where I attended the Dabar at Delhi, and
saw many interesting things. In the Spring of 1903 I returned to
New York, where I engaged in the real estate business for about
three years. During the winter of 1905-6 I was at Paris as private
secretary to the American Ambassador to France. This work I
found so interesting that during the following winter, 1907, I at-
tended a course of lectures on International Law, delivered at old
Harvard Hall.

Since that time my life has been, except, of course, in spots, not
exactly monotonous. In 1912 I managed to fall 37 feet down a
"stope" in a silver mine in Ontario, and as a consequence was lugged
about 36 miles out to the railroad by dog-sled over the frozen lake,
and "carriage" over rather tough roads. All of which did no par-
ticular damage, except to change the location of my nose from nor-
mal to directly beneath my left eye. This vagary was, however,
more or less corrected by a surgeon in Buffalo, where I sojourned
for several months.

Early the following year, 1913, I went to the coal fields of
West Virginia, where I remained for over two years, analyzing
coal, etc. Here I received another jolt, although in this instance
it did not affect me physically. I was on my way to the laboratory,
and approaching one of the mine shafts, about a hundred feet away;
when suddenly volumes of smoke rushed out with a bursting, crack-
ling, vicious sound. There were over a hundred men — I forget
the exact number — five hundred feet down in that mine at the
time,' and not one of them came out alive. You can perhaps imag-
ine the sort of a time we had for the next few weeks.

In the Summer of 1915 I returned north, and attended the first
Training Camp at Plattsburg, in August, also two more camps there
in June and August, 1916. In the meantime I had come to live
here in Springfield, Mass.

War Service: I attended a Machine-gun class at the Springfield
Armory early in 1917, and at the end of April of that year, went


with many of the others to the first Officers' Training Camp at my
old friend Plattsburg. I emerged from this a 1st Lieutenant in the A.
G. Department, and was stationed at Headquarters, 76th Division,
Camp Devens, from August 29, 1917 to Dec. 20, 1917. Was trans-
ferred to the Infantry as 1st Lieutenant and to the 1st New Hamp-
shire Infantry at Camp Greene, Charlotte, N. C. Departed for
France with the First Army Headquarters Regiment in March, 1918,
and served in France until June, 1919. Had various experiences
over there, (strange to relate), and was at different times C. 0. of
a company of Infantry, Assistant Provost Marshall at Bordeaux,
Judge Advocate at Camp de Souge, and attached to Headquarters
Base Section 2. I came home in June, 1919, chaperoning a casual
company made up largely of "non-coms." We were headed for New
York, but a "wireless" diverted us to Philadelphia, and I was dis-
charged at Camp Dix, U. S. June 24, 1919.

In August 1920, I accepted a Reserve Commission, and have been
assigned to the 419th Infantry, 94th Division.

I am now living peaceably at Springfield, Mass., laboring at the
U. S. Armory here, and wondering what will happen next, and
when, if ever.

Member: Harvard Club, New York; Winthrop Club, Spring-
field, Mass.; Union Society of the Civil War; Military Order of the
World War.


Born at "Glenforest" Sparkill, N. Y., Sept. 15, 1882. Parents: Charles
Herbert, Pauline Lentilhon (King) Stockton. School: Rogers High
School', Newport, R. I.

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

Makried: Miriam Manning Kimball, Medfield, Mass., Aug. 24, 1905. Chil-
dren: Ursula, Dec. 10, 1908 (died Feb. 21, 1909) ; Anne, Oct. 22, 1910;
Peter King, Nov. 18, 1912.

Occupation : Lawyer.

Address: (home) 150 East 63rd St., New York, N. Y.; (business) 27 Wil-
liam St., New York, N. Y.

FIRST few years after leaving college I grew in grace, like-
wise in knowledge. (My stature scarce could be extended
from where, in 1902, it ended; in each direction from my belt, al-
ways I have been long and svelte.) And now my brow with
thought was furrowed by nightly after nightly session whereat
in legal tomes I burrowed, — law was my Business or Profession.
I found the Law hard, unforgiving; I worked like hell to make
my living.


But life in town goes not so bad, — a round of golf, a set of
tennis, plays that have made New Haven glad, jazz at St. Regis or
St. Dennis; or homemade music, home-brewed fun, making the
wee sma' hours to run. In spring, the Book beneath the Bough,
and the domesticated Thou; a loaf of Bread, a jug of Croton . . .
so much, at least, were not Verboten. Such things as these, and
then, one's friends — people old, young, or fresh or mellow; a
lively stream that never ends, threading the homes, the clubs, the
lobbies . . . such things as these, they are my Hobbies.

And of all friends the liveliest lot, they are the Children I've
begot. Flaunt, if you will, your Ph. D., brag of your College
Education, but slip me the letters S. Y, G. — "Schooled by the
Younger Generation"! No easy going! Try it, you! Take Seven-
and Nine-Years-Old all through New Mexico and Arizona: camp-
ing at fourteen thousand feet — the copper mine at La Corona —
a thousand miles on cowboy horses — the Indian dancers' rythmic
beat — the sage brush where Jack Rabbit courses — or, courting
Youthful Observation, the Penitentes' flagellation. Yes, ere their
childhood quite unravels, pack with your young on Wild West

But, there! the Censor's getting nervous: "Is this your Civic or
National Service?" Well, yes. Not much, in truth, to show for
. . . near forty years, hoary loafer! Found guilty, up for sen-
tence? ... Eh? "Anything in General You Have To Say?"
"Well, judge, the wife and kids, they're thriving, they'll carry on
a bit; I'm driving hard — while the sands of time are slipping —
hard at the Law of Ships and Shipping; worked through the
War, made little show : when a ship moved, it helped some, though."

My Clubs? What matter? Here they are (as anyone might
have a hunch) : Association of the Bar, the City Mid-day — that's
for lunch; and, to conclude this lifelong ditty, The Harvard Club
of New York City.

Yes, one last question I shan't shirk: this is my Literary


Born at Shirley, Mass., July 29, 1877. Parents: Stephen Henry, Elizabeth
{Stoddard) Stone. School: Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.

Degrees: is. 1898-99) ; M.D. 1905.

Married: Lucy Holmes Wheatley, Baltimore, Md., April 6, 1904. Children:
Katherine, April 21, 1905; Ralph, July 8, 1906; Barbara, April 4, 1908
(died June 26, 1911) ; Constance, Nov. 26, 1912.


Occupation : Physician.

Address: 360 Cabot St., Beverly, Mass.

"AVE served the following appointments: anesthetist to The

Beverly Hospital, and to Cable Memorial Hospital, Ipswich;

visiting physician to The North Shore Babies' Hospital and to the
New England Industrial School for The Deaf; consultant to The
Beverly Public Health Dispensary.

Was formerly medical director of Beverly Public Health Dispen-
sary; president of Beverly Public Health Association; chairman of
Public Health Committee of The Beverly Chamber of Commerce;
secretary to the Staff of The Beverly Hospital.

War Service: Was chairman, Medical Advisory Board, Mas-
sachusetts District No. 26.

Member: American Medical Association; Massachusetts Medical
Society; National Tuberculosis Association; Beverly Chamber of
Commerce; Harvard Club of The North Shore.

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