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ing fish, although that joy is occasionally known), flowers, wild
ones, captured on Monadnock or Wachusett, trailed to the White
Mountains, and found in the wonderful State of Maine, Plymouth
County or "down on the Cape." All members of the family share
these interests, and great competition exists. It is considered very
stupid not to know the diff^erence between the "Calla palustris" and
the "Caltha palustris," and there is a reward of merit yet unearned
for finding the fringed gentian. As for fishing, my oldest daughter
and I, last summer caught five pickerel all over eighteen inches in
some twenty minutes. She caught four and I one, and the rest
of the family were green with envy. Speaking of the family, the
boys are all bound for Harvard and the girls for RadclifFe. At
present all but the youngest are attending the public schools in
East Bridgewater, They are all doing well in school and their
reports are a continual source of pride, in all subjects, with the ex-
ception, er — occasionally of deportment. In that subject I under-
stand it is claimed that they inherit some inadaptability from their
father, who has been unwise enough to relate certain incidents of
his own youth and schooling. "Travels" I fear, have been con-
fined to business trips to New York; and trips by automobile to
Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, one to Washington over the
road. However I still have hopes.

Have served on the school committee for some seventeen years,
was town clerk for twelve years, trustee public library, registrar
of voters, town counsel, democratic town committee, etc. A demo-
crat in East Bridgewater is a rara avis.

In general, I wish that I could see more of the members of the
class. I think that we ought to look each other up more than we
do. I have lived for years on one of the main thoroughfares to the
Cape, through East Bridgewater to Bridgewater and Middleborough,
and nobody has ever dropped in on the way. I have been so busy


that I have neglected my duty toward the goodfellowship of the
class as much as anybody. I mean to reform. In the future at
our house the latch string is out.

War Service: Was legal advisor, Local Board No. 38, Mass-
achusetts. Worked on the Committee of Public Safety and on the
Liberty Loan Committee. Member local service Board No. 38.

Member: Satucket Lodge A. F. & A. M.; Colfax Lodge I. 0. 0.
F.; Commercial Club, Brockton; Southeastern Mass. Fish and
Game Association; Brockton, Plymouth, County and Massachusetts
Bar Associations.


Born at Paris, France, Oct. 22, 1879. Parents: George Quincy, Ellen
(Lewis) Thorndike. School: Hopkinson's School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married : Florence Adele Macy, New York, N. Y., May 12, 1908. Chil-
dren: George Quincy, Aug. 3, 1910; Richard King, Jr., March 16, 1913;
Priscilla, Oct. 26, 1917; Cynthia, Jan. 11, 1922.

Occupation: Agriculturist.

Address: Forest Side Farm, Millis, Mass.

AFTER graduation I traveled abroad and then entered a real
estate office where I remained for over two years in Boston.
In the Fall of 1906 I entered Cornell as a special student in agri-
culture for a year. Later I bought a farm. I was a private, Battery
A. Mass. L. F. A. from 1904-1907; private and corporal in 13th
Reg'l., Mass. State Guard, from 1917-1919. I organized the Mil-
lis' Branch of the Red Cross in 1917, became chairman and am still
acting as such. I was treasurer, Millis' Public Safety Committee
during the war, and was active in the sale of Liberty Bonds and
War Saving Stamps at that time.

Member: Somerset Club, Boston; Norfolk Hunting Club, Dover,
Mass., Harvard Club, N. Y.; Massachusetts Audubon Society, Mas-
sachusetts Agricultural Club.


Born at San Bernardino, Cal., May 13, 1866. Parents: Thomas, Artemisa
{Perry) Tompkins. School: Sturgis Academy, San Bernardino, Cal.

Degrees: ' A.B. 1902 (1903) ; A.M. 1903; Litt. B. {Univ. of Cal.), 1892.

Married: Xora Avery, Los Angeles, Cal, Dec. 27, 1892. Child: Avery,
Feb. 12, 1894.

Occupation: Real estate.


Address: {home) 2526 Durant Ave., Berkeley, Calif.; {business) 2045 Shat-
tuck Ave., Berkeley, Calif.

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Born at Des Moines, la., July 18, 1878. Parents: Isaac Erwin, Betsey
Ophelia {Graves) Tone. School: Chauncy Hall School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: (5. 1898-1899.)

Married: Edith Wallick, Scarsdale, N. Y., Sept. 23, 1511. Children: Fred-
erick Fahnestock, July 15, 1912; John Wallick, June 19, 1915.

Occupation: Automobile engineer.

Address: {home) Marysville, Mich., {business) c/o C. H. Wills & Co.,
Marysville, Mich.

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Born at Springfield, Mass., March 13, 1878. Parents: John, Corena Lu.

cetta Towne. School: High School, Springfield, Mass.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; S.B. {Amherst) 1901.
Married: Bertha Vilas Knapp, Essex, N. Y., July 26, 1905. Children:

Dorothy Filmore, June 3, 1906; Celia Buckman, Sept. 23, 1919.
Occupation: Social worker.
Address: {home) 145 South Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. Y.; {business) 52

Vanderbilt Ave., New York, N. Y.

UP to 1907, I was secretary of the Syracuse (N. Y.) Associated
Charities, and at the same time superintendent of the Syracuse
Boys' Club. For the next half dozen years I served as secretary
of the newly created New York State Probation Commission, with
headquarters at Albany, which had the general duty of developing
and supervising the probation system in both juvenile and criminal
courts. While in this capacity it fell to my lot for two or three
years to be also the secretary of the National Probation Association
and of the newly established State Conference of Magistrates. My
next move was to Brooklyn where for nearly nine years my work
was that of superintendent of the Brooklyn Society for the Preven-
tion of Cruelty to Children. In March, 1922, I entered upon the
directorship of the joint committee on Methods of Preventing De-
linquency, recently established by the Commonwealth Fund for the
purpose of studying and promoting more effective ways of preventing
and treating both juvenile waywardness and adult criminality in
this country.


Incidentally, I have been connected in one way or another with
various bodies and movements looking toward social and civic
betterment, particularly in the fields of child welfare and delin-
quency. As is common among social workers, it has been necessary
for me to speak occasionally before educational institutions, and
some of my addresses at conferences and other writings have found
their way into print.


Born at Yonkers, N. Y., Nov. 19, 1878. Parents: John Bond, Emily (Nor-
wood) Trevor. School: Cutler School, New York, N. Y.

Degrees: A.B 1902; A.M. 1903; LL.B. (Columbia) 1906.

Married: Caroline Murray Wilmerding, New York, N. Y., June 25, 1908.
Children: John Bond, Jr., July 4, 1909; Bronson, Nov. 12, 1910.

Occupation : Lawyer.

Address: (home) 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, N. Y.; (business) Care of
Robert Winthrop and Company, 40 Wall St., New York, N. Y.; (per-
manent) 11 East 91st St., New York, N. Y.

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War Service: Commissioned 1st Lieutenant, May 18, 1918; as-
signed to Military Intelligence Division, General Staff; assigned to
Office of Military Intelligence, New York, N. Y.; promoted Captain
September 3; appointed officer in command, office of Military In-
telligence, December 14; discharged June 6, 1919. Awarded
Legion d'Honneur.


Born at Osaka, Japan, Oct. 28, 1879. Parents: Theodosius Stevens, Ida

(Drake) Tyng. School: Karls gymnasium, Stuttgart, Germany.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1904; BJ). (Episc. Theol. School) 1909.

Occupation: Episcopal clergyman.
Address: Milford, Mass.

THE first three years after College I spent as a master in Holder-
ness School and Milton Academy. At sundry times I taught
six different subjects, — history, English, Latin, Greek, French and
German. My liking to teaching still persists, although a year in the
Harvard Graduate School and three years in the Episcopal Theolog-
ical School at Cambridge brought me in 1909 into the ministry.
The first six years of my ministry were spent as a college teacher


and missionary in Boone College, Wasbango, China. There I added
the knowledge of the Chinese language to a good knowledge of the
Japanese vernacular acquired in my sixteen years boyhood in
Japan. It was a wonderful experience. Since my return to the
United States in 1915, I have had two pastorates of about three
years each, separated by a brief service in the Harvard S. A. T. C,
in the town of Milford, N. H,, and Milford, Mass, respectively. I
am at present a pastor of two churches in mill towns, one in Mil-
ford, and the other in Nillville. They number some four hundred
members between them and are fifteen miles apart. So that Henry
Ford's great invention is necessarily my strength and stay.

My four hobbies are music, tennis, swimming, and Oriental Phil-
osophy. I have been trying, with my assistance of the Harvard
Graduate School, to become an expert in this last. I have written a
book on Chinese philosophy, for which I am now seeking a pub-
lisher. I began my travels with a trip across the Pacific when I
was six years old. Since then I have been twice around the world,
once via India, and once via Siberia, besides making another trip
to the Far East and back.

In the last presidential election I ran as Candidate for the Massa-
chusetts State Legislature from Milford, but went down in the
Democratic Waterloo.

War Service: Enlisted in the Harvard S. A. T. C. on Oct. 1,
1918, and served with that unit as a private in Cambridge, Mass.,
until Dec. 10, 1918. Was appointed by Y. M. C. A. for service in
France, but went into the army instead. Helped in Red Cross, Y.
M. C. A., and Liberty Bond drives.

Member: American Oriental Society, Milford Golf Club, Graf-
ton and Medway Tennis Clubs, Nipmuck Canoe Club.


Born at Cincinnati, O., Oct. 7, 1879. Parents: Henry Clay, Maria (Har.

ley) Urner. School: Franklin School, Cincinnati, 0.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; M.D. (Miami Medical Col.) 1905.

Occupation: Oculist, aurist and laryngologist.
Address: (home) 1112 Cross Lane, Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, 0.; (business)

2700 Union Central Bldg., Cincinnati, 0.

AFTER graduating from Miami Medical College in Cincinnati, in
1905, I served as an interne and house surgeon at the Cincinnati
General Hospital for eighteen months. At the close of that period,
I made a five year contract as assistant to Dr. J. W. Murphy, of


Cincinnati, a middle aged man, with a large eye, ear, nose and
throat practice. Dr. Murphy had had no assistant before I came to
him, and the new arrangement made us both happy. I had all
the work I could do, and the pleasure of being in daily contact
with a man whom everyone instinctively loves. After the first five
years, I became a partner, the firm becoming Drs. Murphy and
Umer. Dr. Murphy has always been the brilliant member of the
firm, who attracted business and made the financial success, while
I have been useful in seeing that the many thousands of office
visits were carefully and successfully handled. I have acquired
no glory, and I am a very inconspicuous person, but the years of
quiet, steady sticking to my job have brought almost more than
my share of "honor, love, obedience, troops of friends," and I am
as happy as if I were the star, and not the faithful companion.

After the army days were over, we took in two more partners, and
last December still another, so that I am now in a group of five
men. As Dr. Murphy gradually plays more, and works less, I am
the senior member of this group about three-fourths of the time.
With the larger group, my work has become more the treatment of
the eye, and less the treatment of the nose, throat and ear, though
I still enjoy both sides of the work.

I have never married, and live with my mother, who adores me,
and who is very sweet and bright at eighty-one years. Outside my
office, my church and some church and community work for boys
and young men are my hobbies, and I manage to get a lot
of fun out of other men's boys, to make up the lack of any of my

War Service: Enlisted as 1st Lieutenant, Medical Corps, U.
S. A., on June 10, 1917. Began active service on Aug. 9, 1917,
with medical department of Aviation Section, Army, serving as
Post Surgeon, U. S. School Military Aeronautics, Princeton, N. J.,
until June 20, 1918. Was promoted to rank of Captain, M.C, on
June 20, 1918. On July 1, 1918, I was sent to the Medical Re-
search Laboratory, Mineola, Long Island, and after two months was
assigned as Flight Surgeon to Kelly Field, San Antonio, Tex.,
where I served until my discharge, Jan. 2, 1919.

Member: The Cincinnati Ophthalmological Club; Cincinnati
Academy of Medicine; Ohio State and American Medical Associa-
tions; American Academy of Ophthalmology & Oto Laryngology;
The Brotherhood of St. Andrews; The Advent Memorial and Canoe
Clubs; The Episcopal Church Club of Cincinnati; The Cincinnati
Literary Club; The Ohio Valley Poetry Society; The American



Born at Arlington, 111., June 15, 1878. Parents: Ruggles Benjamin, Kath-
arine (Knight) Van Law. School: Lawrenceville School, Lawrence-
ville, N. J.

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


Occupation : Banking.

Address: 358 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y.

AFTER I left Cambridge in 1902 I went to Washington, D. C,
and taught English — with an occasional fling at the left-overs
from other departments such as Algebra, Latin, prose or geome-
try — in the Washington School for Boys, and kept it up until 1910.
During the summer time until 1912, I was Master in Dr. C. Hanford
Henderson's Marinfeld Summer Camp. From 1910 to 1916, I was
associated with manufacturing and real estate interests in Wash-
ington, as secretary-treasurer of the Alonzo 0. Bliss Co., and the
Alonzo 0. Bliss properties. Then I left Washington, fully intend-
ing to go to South America for a year or two, but got no farther
than New York, where for two years I devoted myself to investment
banking during a most interesting period of wide range activity in
security values. Since then I have been with the Columbia Trust
Co., in the Fifth Avenue oflice.

In the meantime I have managed to travel a bit hither and yon,
north and south, east and west, in the United States, with two trips
abroad, one to England in company with Dr. Henderson, and
another to Spain and France with P. A. Atherton, '00, where he
successfully demonstrated to me that "Mary" was the most pop-
ular name in Spain; just when I thought I had discovered a "Car-
men," or a "Conchita," I found she also had a "Maria" tucked
away among her names — and I lost again. England surprised me by
the shortness, Spain by the length of distances; England by the
wealth of greenery, Spain, except along the water courses, by the
utter lack of it. Incidentally, I cherish as one of the unforgettable
moments of my life a Sunday morning when Atherton and I stood
in sparkling sunshine looking out from the Generalife, the old
summer palace of the Moorish Potentates in Grenada, while from
the gypsy quarters down in the ravine of the Darvo floated up a
barbaric tune to the tinkling accompaniment of guitars, and the
ground climbed up past the clear-cut, white-walled, red-tiled-roofed
houses with flower-laden balconies, past the dull green olive-or-
chards, past the sombre old monastery in the distance, on up the
barren mountains to their snow-capped tops.

As to "Hobbies" they come so fast, and leave so fast I scarcely


have a chance to count their noses. For the moment the Hobby-
on-the-job is to go poking around on foot into all sorts of odd cor-
ners of old Manhattan. It began by my walking the length of Man-
hattan on Broadway, then it took the form of my walking around
the island, keeping as near the water as possible, then all bets were
off and it was a free-for-all to see what I could see. If it is a bit
startling to discover that some streets of upper Manhattan seem to
be even more thickly populated than those of the lower East side,
it is almost as exciting as coming upon a skeleton in the closet to
discover that the upper end of Fifth Avenue is a junk yard. More-
over, it is interesting to find grown men of Italian descent playing
a vigorous game of bowls, or something akin to it, on the upper
East side, while the youngsters gather in crowded slouching groups
in door ways for a tournament in African Golf. It quite takes your
mind off banking to happen along just as a crowd gathers to greet
the first German boat that has docked in the Hudson since the war,
or to find yourself when walking along the water front, suddenly in
the middle of a crowd of excitable Porto Ricans waiting, not ex-
actly, to welcome the Governor of Porto Rico whose very name is
anathema to them. If you walk about the markets near Christmas
time when the train-loads of evergreen trees come in, you can find
a highly speculative interest in trying to estimate the number of
hooch bottles possibly concealed in said Christmas trees, and for a
real mathematical stunt you can go up to the reservoir in Central
Park, watch the fountain, and try to calculate the number of synurae
to the cubic centimeter in the water — with foot-notes on the cucum-
ber taste. You can satiate yourself with contrasts. On the one
hand, there is Broad Street in the financial district where until re-
cently the strange out-door curb market met and carried on so much
of its business in sign language on the site of old Stynking- Creek that
ran down from above the wall — now Wall Street — built for pro-
tection against the Indians that lurked in the marshes where now
one finds the Federal Reserve Bank. On the other hand, up in
the hills above Dyckman Street in the woods on a Sunday morn-
ing you can hear distant church bells and well imagine yourself
not in the midst of a crowded metropolis, but far out in the country
where there is plenty of elbow-room and oceans of air quite un-
tainted with gasoline fumes.

"Under weight" and "over age" proved an unbeatable combi-
nation for me to buck against in finding war service. Possibly it
was these twin hoodoos that had me turned away even from the
Intelligence Department. Possibly, too, they were responsible for
the fact that I never so much as received a questionnaire form to fill


out for the draft board. At all events, I met them on every hand;
so that my war service was practically nil. Selling Liberty Bonds
where it meant forcing a reluctant permission to enter a cloak-
maker's shop, for instance, or haranguing an apathetic street corner
crowd, was a far cry from getting to the center of interest in France.

War Service: Worked on all five Liberty Loan Campaigns, in
house-to-house and over-the-counter selling, poster distributing, etc.

Member: Harvard Club of New York City.

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Born at Lawrence, Mass., Sept. 20, 1876. Parents: Edric Allan, Mary Jane

(Scruton) Wade. School: Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.
Degree: A.B. 1902.
Died at Washington, D. C, April 19, 1909.

HAROLD ROLLINS WADE entered the Lawrence High School
at an early age, but before his course was half through four
years of sickness intervened, so that it was in 1896 that he graduated
from Philips Andover. After resting two years he went to Harvard
and graduated in 1902. Intending to take a post-graduate course,
he went back, but on being offered the position of assistant instruc-
tor of chemistry at Cornell, he took it for a year. From there
he went for a short time to the Agricultural College at Storrs,
Conn. Then he became teacher of Chemistry in the Lowell High
School. In 1906 he entered the Bureau of Soils in Washington,
D. C, but was soon transferred to the Bureau of Chemistry, where
he remained. He was the author of several articles, read before
and published by the Chemical Society. He was a member of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Geogra-
phical Society and others.


Born at Boston, Mass., Jan. 6, 1881. Parents: Oliver Fairfield, Mary
{Chapman) Wadsworth. School: Noble and Greenough's School., Bos-
ton, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Constance Amory, Boston, Mass., Nov. 5, 1907. Child: Alex-
under Fairfield, July 11, 1908.

Occupation : Architect.

Address: {home) Metropolitan Ave., Hyde Park, Mass.; {business) 3 Ham-
ilton Place, Boston, Mass.

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War Service: Was commissioned Captain, Ordnance, on April
29, 1918. Served with Engineering Div., French Warfare Section,
Washington, D. C, Artillery and Small Arms School, Is-sur-Tille,
France, and Staff of Chief Ordnance Officer, 1st Army, A. E. F.
Was in charge of construction under last attachment. During my
period of service I was located in Washington, D. C, Is-sur-Tille,
and Souhesme, France.


Born at South Boston, Mass., May 14, 1879. Parents: George Farnum,

Rachel Etta (Souther) Wadsworth. School: High School, Reading,

Degree: (c. 1898-1901.)
Married: Clara Juliet Lavery, Boston, Mass., June 14, 1908. Child:

Stephen Franklin, Jr., May 11, 1909.
Occupation : Banker.
Address: (home) 28 Hartshorn St., Reading, Mass.; (business) 50 State St.,

Boston, Mass.

AFTER a year's business course at a Boston business school I
went to work. Got a little factory office experience in the
Hood Rubber Co.'s factory. Then I went for a year in a real estate
office on State St., Boston. My next position was with the Union
Safe Deposit Vault, where I hope to be for many years. In 1870
my grandfather joined the force of the Union Safe Deposit Vaults,
then at 40 State St., Boston. After his death my father was em-
ployed at the vaults as custodian for thirty-eight years. I have
been there seventeen years as assistant custodian, custodian, and
at present as sub-manager.

In 1912 I became a pioneer in Reading. I bought several acres
of fine forest land, built a house and cleared some land. With
fruit trees, etc., I can enjoy life very nicely as a backwoodsman.
I have one son who, I hope, will later be a good Harvard man.
I have never been outside these United States of ours, and have not
seen all of my own country.

Member: Masons, Good Samaritan Lodge of Reading; Neigh-
borhood Club, Reading; Bank Officers Association of Boston;
Swampscott Masonic Club, Swampscott.


Born at Plainfield, N. J., Jan. 26, 1881. Parents: William Baldwin, Mary
Mercy (Tilney) Wadsworth. School: Leal's School, Plainfield, N. J.


Degree: A.B. 1902.


Occupation : Stockbroker.

Address: (home) 721 Arlington Ave., Plainfield, N. J.; (business) 2 Wall
St., New York, N. Y.

AN attempt, shortly after graduation from college, to study law
was soon frustrated by the direct frontal attack of an in-
ventor who held out such alluring possibilities of easy money
that the law had no chance at all. Money proved to be easy — for
the other fellow and the lawyer who handled the patent acting in
the courts for six or seven years. Only a fortunate alliance with
a large company saved the day, and a retreat in fair order with-
out too heavy loss resulted. By taking a strong position in 1908
on the N. Y, Stock Exchange the retreat came to an end, and for
thirteen years thereafter a fair degree of success was attained.
At the present writing I am still intrenched on the Exchange doing
a strictly commission business and letting those who so desire
reap the rich harvests (?) of speculation.

Golf and orange-growing in Florida, both interesting and ex-
pensive, are my hobbies. A trip to Europe in 1907, a cruise
through the West Indies in 1913, and, after the armistice, a visit
to California, are about the only long trips I have ever taken.

While there is no doubt much to be said for the state of blessed
singleness, or perhaps single blessedness, I wish to congratulate
those of my classmates who have been fortunate in finding help-
mates in life. It's too much of a cinch to be single. Tell your
children so for me, at any rate your boys.

War Service: Received commission of Captain, A. S. S. 0. R.

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