Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1902.

Secretary's ... report online

. (page 8 of 50)
Online LibraryHarvard College (1780- ). Class of 1902Secretary's ... report → online text (page 8 of 50)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook

My wife is an accomplished pianist and a Boston soprano of
note; and much of my musical inspiration has come from recitals
and concert work with her. Last year, I felt that I was falling into
a "rut, technically," and I accordingly began to study and '"renew
my youth" with Alwin Schroeder of the Boston Symphony Orches-
tra. He is a great master of the 'cello, and a man of the highest
mental grasp and visions. I anticipate some very valuable and
delightful years of work with him.

Now all this playing of eight or twelve or thirteen performances
a week, with property cares during the day, gave me little time for
hobbies. Reading, or an occasional game of pool at the club,
was about all I found time for. Of late, however, all of my
grandfather's and father's microscopical outfits of "Scope" and
slides has come into my hands; and I have been looking it over
for use with my "boys" of whom I shall speak later. They are
also interested in electricity and wireless and I can see another
hobby looming up before me.

My travels have been confined to points in the United States
where I have gone with various musical organizations. The nearest
I came to foreign travel was the year it was proposed to take the


Boston Opera Orchestra to Paris along with the Company. For-
tunately, we did not go. They lost money enough without us.

I have had no position in Civic or National Service. I have,
however, done considerable Social Service. Beginning from May
9, 1915, when we were baptised and joined Union Congregational
Church of Boston, both my wife and I have enjoyed the rewards
which only those who are actively engaged in Christian work can
appreciate. She has had charge of the Cradle Roll as superin-
tendent. I have had charge of the Adult Men's Class of the Corner
Stone Class as president for two years. This I gave up for "boys
work." I have had a class for three years. Now they comprise
nine young "huskies" of an average age of sixteen. I am their
teacher and their leader in following a four-fold plan of intellectual,
physical, devotional, and service development, provided by the
Y. M. C. A. As a church official, I have been a member of the
standing committee, first as a regular member, and later by virtue
of my office as deacon. I am now ranking senior deacon and clerk
of the deacon's fund.

In general, this report is too long. But I wished to show why
and how after so much college training and study I could go into
a profession not over-burdened with college men: and also what
could be done along with an art which should always carry with
it the highest ideals and the greatest vision of God's plan. Music,
to me, as I see it from the "playing angle," can only be success-
fully and happily followed as a profession when there is income
enough to insure physical well-being. Granted health and strength
it is possible to gain a fair livelihood in conjunction with other
employment; but the artistic side suffers, and a man has no time
for personal culture. I have had keen enjoyment not only in
"watching the show" and being part of it, but also in seeing the
other fellow enjoy himself.

Finally, with no children of my own, I am keeping young my-
self in trying to be of service in helping other people's children
with advice, instruction, and lasting friendship. I cannot too
strongly urge, in closing, the enlistment of more college men as
laymen in some definite Christian Service. "The harvest truly is
plenteous, but the laborers are few."

Member: Harvard Club; Harvard Musical Association; The
Boston Congregational Club; Y. M. C. A.; Union Congregational
Church, Boston Musicians Protective Association, and Omicron Pi
Delta Club, Boston, Mass.; Meridian Lodge, A. F. and A. M., Parker
Royal Arch Chapter, Natick Commandery, No. 33, Knights Templar,
Natick, Mass.; Orient Council Royal and Select Masters, Somer-
ville, Mass.; Aleppo Temple, A. A. 0. N. M. S., Boston, Mass.



Born at New Bedford, Mass., Oct. 16, 1881. Parents: Albion Turner, Helen
(Macomber) Brotvnell. School: High School, New Bedford, Mass.

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

Married: Laura Delano Hitch, Brooklyn, N. Y., April 21, 1906. Children:
Morris Ruggles, Jr., May 10, 1907; Frederic Hitch, Nov. 29, 1915.

Occupation : Lawyer.

Address: (home) 2 Fort St., Fairhaven, Mass.; (business) 1 Masonic Build-
ing, New Bedford, Mass.

AFTER leaving college I spent three years in the Law School,
during part of which, I had Harry Ayres as a room-mate as
he was back in Cambridge studying for his Ph. D. In September
of 1905 I began practicing law in New Bedford in the office in
which I have been a partner for many years.

I was married in April, 1906, and settled in Fairhaven a suburb
of New Bedford where I still live. In 1909 I ran for selectman
there and much to my surprise was elected. I was re-elected the
two following years by a steadily dwindling margin, and finally,
owing, I guess to my independence of spirit and action, my margin
became a minus quantity and I retired from politics never to emerge
again. The New York Sun once said, "The office of selectman in
a New England town is a toboggan slide to political oblivion."
That surely has applied to me. In 1909 I became a trustee of
the local library and still hold that position, struggling constantly
to keep my behavior good enough to give no occasion for my re-

The older of my two boys is completing his first year at Middle-
sex School where he hopes to learn (incidentally) enough rowing to
follow in his father's footsteps and take a crack at the Elis about
1927. He has spent three Summers at Camp Pasquany on New-
found Lake, New Hampshire, where Teddy Jackson is the owner's
right hand man. I cannot say enough in praise of Teddy's organi-
zation there.

Whenever I get a chance I run away for a fishing trip and the
rest of my spare time in summer, I sail a small sloop on Buzzards

War Service: Beside doing the usual work in connection with
Red Cross affairs and the raising of money for that, the Y. M. C. A.,
New Bedford War Chest and similar organizations, I did work as a
member of the Legal Advisory Board for Division 42, Massachu-
setts, and later as government appeal agent. I did not feel called
upon at first to volunteer in view of the situation of my family, con-
sisting of my wife and two boys, the younger of whom was only


two years old, but when the law was changed to include men of
my age, I felt it my duty to waive exemption, and in August,
1918, applied for admission to the Ensign School in the First
Naval District. The new class was not started at once owing to the
influenza epidemic, and it was not until November 8, 1918, that I
was called to be sworn in. I reported at Bumkin Island in Boston
Harbor where upon being examined for the third time, I was found
to have a hernia, and because of it I was given a physical discharge —
That's all there is to my efforts for Uncle Sam. I had an operation
the following February which was entirely successful, and now feel
as fit as twenty years ago!


Born at Satara, British India, July 18, 1877. Parents: Henry James, Hep-
sibeth Persis (Goodnow) Bruce. School: Worcester Academy, Wor-
cester, Mass.

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

Married: Elizabeth St. John Taylor, Chestnut Hill, Mass., Aug. 22, 1905.
Child: Malcolm, Sept. 4, 1906.

Occupation : Physician.

Address: 75 Court St., Plymouth, Mass.

AFTER graduating from college in 1902, I entered the Harvard
Medical School and for three years more lived in Cambridge
and continued the life of an "undergraduate" which I had enjoyed
so thoroughly. In 1905 I married and moved to Brookline, Mass.,
where upon my graduation in 1906, I started practice, meanwhile
keeping on with hospital work in Boston. During the years
1906 to 1910, besides taking care of my own practice, I was busy
at the out-patient departments of the Massachusetts General Hos-
pital, the Boston City Hospital, the Boston Dispensary, and the
Children's Hospital. I also took several graduate courses at
this time in the Harvard Medical School. In 1907 I was appointed
visiting physician to the Mt. Siani Hospital, Boston, in dermatology.
During the years 1907-8 I was engaged in research work for Dr.
Richard C. Cabot, and in 1909 I took care of the practices of sev-
eral doctors in and around Boston.

In 1910 I came to Plymouth, Mass., where I have been ever
since, engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery. The
longer I practice medicine the less I believe in giving medicine
and find that, after surgery, the most worth while procedure is to
find the focus of infection and remove it, and in cases of lowered
resistance to treat by bacterial vaccines.


During the last five years I. have arrived at the stage in life
where I am much busier with patients than ever before, and yet
find more time to read and enjoy life than I had when there was
less business. My practice has become select, and I have continued
my specialization in industrial surgery with much enthusiasm.
I am surgeon to the Puritan Mills (American Woolen Co.) in
Plymouth, and through the kindness of Mr. Otis P. Wood, the
agent, have had fitted up for me at the mill a complete surgical
room where it is possible to do almost any operation. I have
also become interested in life insurance work and do a good deal.
I am surgeon to the Employer's Liability Assurance Corp., Ltd.,
in Plymouth, and do considerable work in surgery for several
other insurance companies. I am the medical examiner for "The
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.," "The Prudential Life Insurance
Co.," "The Aetna Life Insurance Co.," "The Equitable Life As-
surance Society," and "The New England Mutual Life Insurance
Co." It will be seen from the above that my work is all done in
the day time, and that I have the evenings to myself, which is most
unlike the usual routine of a "general practitioner."

At last after nearly twenty years of waiting I have found time
to read some of the books in which I became interested in Harv-
ard — for instance, Shakespeare and the entire Elizabethan dramatic
literature, the whole of Balzac, and Burton's Arabian Nights,
music in general, and much else. My piano and violin have also
been a source of constant pleasure during these years, and I have
added to my knowledge of music at all times. During the winter
I enjoy the Symphony Concerts, operas and theatres in Boston,
and also the Harvard Club, In the summer I go almost daily to my
cottage by the sea at Manomet, Mass., where I can be away from
the strain and stress of business — after the day's work is done.
Here I get absolute quiet, with the trees and birds on one side, and
the ocean on the other. There is also bathing, canoing, a library,
a victrola, and in fact all the comforts of life. I do not believe
in "roughing it" when I go to my cottage to rest.

Upon looking over the Quindecennial Report I was horrified to
find that approximately two hundred of my seven hundred class-
mates were still bachelors — I send them my condolences, and
hope the next report will make a better showing. My son Malcolm
is in "Powder Point" School, in Duxbury, Mass., getting ready for
Harvard, which he will enter in 1924. Our home in Plymouth is
in the centre of the town next to Pilgrim Hall which is the mecca
of pilgrims from all over the country. I shall be glad to welcome
any of my classmates here or in Nanomet when they are in town.

The outstanding event of 1921 in Plymouth was the Pilgrim


Pageant, written and given under the direction of Professor George
P. Baker, of Harvard. Thirteen hundred people, including my
family and myself, took part in this production, and it was a
pleasure to renew my Harvard memories by working under Pro-
fessor Baker again. For several months we worked and watched
Professor Baker, who constantly kept his vision of what the pageant
should be before us, and with infinite patience (much more than
he is called upon to display in the class room at Harvard) gradually
moulded this heterogeneous mass of humanity (largely foreigners
from the factories who did not understand English) into groups of
people who knew and did their part well, and finally gave a finished
performance. Those of my classmates who saw this spectacle last
summer will realize that it was an epoch-making production — that
Professor Baker did what had never been done in pageantry before,
and that was to use the spoken word with success outdoors, and
have it carry to an audience of ten thousand people. The usual
characteristics of a pageant were also in evidence — gorgeous color-
ing, costumes, lighting elfects, pantomine, dances, music and the
stupendous effect produced by the appearance of thirteen hundred
persons on the stage at one time. But it was hard work for every-
one and the summer was gone before we knew it and we had done
nothing but "Pageant" — however that was very miich worth

Publications: "The Estimation of the Functional Power of
the Cardio-Vascular Apparatus," by R. C. Cabot and H. M. Bruce,
American Journal of the Medical Sciences, October, 1907; "Value
of the Injection of Bacterial Vaccines," and various articles on the
serum treatment of disease, 1908-1910.

Member: Harvard Club of Boston; The American Association
of Industrial Physicians and Surgeons; The Boston Medical Club;
The Harvard Musical Club; The Old Colony Club and the Chamber
of Commerce; The Plymouth Pageant Association.


Born at Washington, D. C, April 21, 1879. Parents: Blanch Kelso,
Josephine Bealle {Willson) Bruce. School: Phillips Exeter, N. H.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Clara Washington Burrill, Washington, D. C, June 3, 1903.
Children: Clara Josephine, March 21, 1904; Roscoe Conkling, Jr.,
May 10, 1906; Burrill Kelso, 2d, Sept. 19, 1909.

Occupation: High School Principal.

Address: (home) Kelso Farm, R. F. D. 7, Brookland, D. C.


FOLLOWING is a list of positions I have held in chronological
order: 1902 to 1906, director, Academic Department, Tuskogee
Institute; 1906 to 1907, supervising principal. Tenth Division Public
Schools, D. C; 1907 to 1921, assistant superintendent " in sole
charge" colored public schools, Washington, D. C; since 1921 I
have been principal, Brown's Creek District School, Kimball,
W. Va.


Born at Holden, Mass., Dec. 19, 1879. Parents: Frederick Lyman, Eliza
Jane {Newell) Bryant. School: Classical High School, Worcester,

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

Married: May Evans, Holden, Mass., Nov. 6, 1910.

Occupation : Lawyer.

Address: (home) 205 W. 57 St., New York, N. Y.; (business) 115 Broad-
way, New York, N. Y.

THE above brief record I think contains everything of interest
to the Class about my life to date. I would not burden an
intimate friend with anything more. Why should I the Class?

Introspection has taught me the wonders of this thing we call
life. But I am still in the Hindu stages of contemplation. Per-
haps by another "twentieth" report I will have become expressive
in the American way. I hope so.


Born at Lynn, Mass., Jan. 15, 1881. Parents: Frederick Louis, Mary Ella
(Stacey) Bubier. School: Classical High School, Lynn, Mass.

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

Married: Alice Frances Haskell, Lynn, Mass., Oct. 19, 19H. Child:
Janet, Aug. 6, 1912.

Occupation : Lawyer.

Address: (home) 33 Middlesex Ave., Swampscott, Mass.; (business) 7
Willow St., Lynn, Mass.


Y college work was finished in 1901, and from then until
1904, I attended the Law School. Graduating in 1904, I
began practice in Lynn. The first few years were one because I
added to the usual slender income of a young lawyer by teaching
in the evening schools. I prefer trial work, but have a general
practice, the larger part of which is real estate, probate, and collec-


I have had several hobbies, I suppose that the oldest, military
service, is now a thing of the past, but masonry and chess-playing
will no doubt continue for years to come. Now that there is a
boy in the family, I suppose that I may expect to renew my ac-
tivities in marbles, baseball, skating, and swimming. There have
been no travels of importance. During the war, there were a few
by land, a short one at sea, and many short ones in the air, but
the great trip overseas never came.

War Service: Believing, in the Spring of 1917, that family and
business cares would prevent me from entering the United States
service, I was one of four or five who organized Company 30,
Mass. State Guard in which I served as Second Lieutenant for sev-
eral months. An attack of the mumps contracted from my daughter
caused me to enter the Second Officers Training Camp at Platts-
burg about ten days late. While waiting, I applied for a com-
mission in the Aviation Service, and, after a long wait, was sent
for training to Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas. After getting the
training, and waiting for my lost papers to be found, I was com-
missioned First Lieutenant on Jan. 28, 1918, and spent about a
month in the quarantine camp at Kelly Field No. 1. In February,
1918, I was sent to Taliaferro Field, Hicks, Texas, one of the
fields then in charge of the Royal Flying Corps. Here, I gradually
absorbed all the lawyer's jobs on the field, serving as summary court
judge advocate, accident investigation officer, intelligence officer,
etc. Finding that flying was safer than it appeared, I took the
course in aerial gunnery. About the time of the armistice, I was
appointed commanding officer of the flying school detachment, then
consisting of over 100 men. As such, after recovering from the
customary attack of the flu, it was my job to help demobilize and
send the army home. I was discharged on Mlarch 27, 1919.

Member: Masons, Odd Fellows, American Legion.


Born at Memphis, Tenn., May 31, 1880. Parents: Miles Sherman, Annie

Gifford (Nash) Buckingham. School: Memphis University School,

Memphis, Tenn.
Degree: (c. 1898-1901.)
Married: Irma Lee Jones, Memphis, Tenn., June 1, 1910. Child: Irma

Jones, Sept. 19, 1912.
Occupation: Sporting goods dealer.
Address: (home) 1199 Vance Ave., Memphis, Tenn.; (business) 8 N. Main

St., Memphis, Tenn.


IN two previous issues I carried my readers through the years suc-
ceeding my removal from Cambridge, and thence beyond the in-
visible barrier of a two year law course at the University of Ten-
nessee, Knoxville. For twelve long years I drove a round peg in a
square hole, the latter meaning the insurance business. There was
nothing the matter with the business — it was ME! Between writ-
ing for a newspaper, travelling around the country hunting and fish-
ing, ranching, boxing and playing tramp football, a coolness sprang
up t'wixt me and "business." Things reached a climax when I at
last found myself a hard boiled sergeant waiting transportation to
the border from Camp Rye, Nashville, Tenn., in 1916. And then,
all the fishing and hunting, and shooting, and boxing and football
came home to roost in a sporting goods business, the idea of which
had been permeating for some years, and resulted in a three cornered
combination which has endured. You find us now "in the heart of
the city" — "doing business at the same old stand," eating regularly,
and enjoying life at that sterling rate of progress so commonly and
casually referred to as "Getting By" ! Next to God and the mother
who bore me I have but two life buoys — my wife and child — and
when I look at them the sun never quits shining — that's all. What
was it Patrick Henry said "Sink or swim, live or die" — well that's

My "young lady daughter," is a combination Pavlowa, Galli-
Curci, French -English scholar, a two fisted rope jumping, story
writing, outdoor combination of beauty and brains that is going to
knock some girl's college records for a goal some day.

The railroads have a lot of my money, but I don't care. I have
never gotten outside the "three mile limit" but once, and was not
fired on then. I know Texas and Louisiana about as well as I do
New Brunswick moose bogs or the heights of wild Colorado and
Wyoming of twenty years agone. I have played itinerant football
in the Golden West and baseball in the "stix." I have boxed "some
good boys" in my day and "been around some." Some day if I
can sell enough sporting goods I am going to England and see where
some of the old line Buckinghams "took the air"! Not that I care
particularly, but my little girl saw Doug Fairbanks play "The
Three Musketeers" and since then you would think Buckingham
Palace was for rent.

Outside of having served two hours as sub-registrar in my ward
my civic record is without stain.

War Service: Sergeant Co. 1, 1st., Tenn., Infantry-1916; en-
listed December, 1915, discharged Sept., 1916.

Publications: "Recreation," "Outers Book," "Outdoor Life";


contributor to Field & Stream, Commercial Appeal, American Field.
For the past three years short stories contributed exclusively to
Field & Stream. Associate Director with E. F. Warner of Field
& Stream in the production of Field & Stream's town & country
moving pictures of "Quail Shooting" and "Duck Shooting" at Tur-
rell, Ark., and Hardy, Miss., releases. Verses to above and other
magazines. Poem "Parade Rest," dedicated to Lieut. Gen'l Nathan
Bedford, celebrating his 100th anniversary, hung in illuminated
writing in author's row by the Cossit Library, (Public Library of
Memphis, Tenn.) October, 1921.

Member: Memphis Country Club, Chickasaw Golf Club, Beaver
Dam Ducking Club, Waponoca Outing Club, Big Bend Hunting &
Fishing Club.


Born at New York, N. Y., Dec. 11, 1879. Parents: Underhill Augustus,
Harriet Louise (Cutts) Budd. School: St. Mark's School, South-
borough, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.


Occupation : Merchant.

Address: (home) 31 West 58th St., New York, N. Y.; (business) 357
Fourth Ave., New York, N. Y.

MY business is that of merchant. Am a partner in the firm
of William Iselin & Co., and a director, National Park Bank.

War Service: Commissioned Captain of Infantry, April 30,
1917. Ordered to duty May 9, 1917. Was an assistant instructor,
7th Co., N. Y. Regiment, Officers Training Camp, Plattsburg, N. Y.
Assigned to 308th Infantry, Sept. 29, 1917 (77th Division).
Commissioned Major of Infantry Jan. 1, 1918, and placed in com-
mand 2d Battalion, 308th Infantry. Sailed from New York, April
6, 1918, in command 2d Battalion, 308th Infantry, and all troops
on S. S. Cretic. Landed in Liverpool, April 20, and Calais, April
21, 1918. Trained and in reserve with British in Flanders.

Was engaged in following actions: Baccarat Sector, Vosges,
Oise-Aisne Offensive (The Vesle), Argonne-Meuse Offensive.
Was gassed at Villesavoye (The Vesle) Aug. 18, 1918. Graduated
from Army General Staff College, Langres, Jan. 1, 1919. Awarded
the Distinguished Service Cross, with citation as follows:

General Order 32. Section VIII. March 1, 1919— "Kenneth P. Budd, major,
308th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action near Villesavoye, France,
August 16, 1918. Although his post of command was subjected to continuous


and concentrated gas attacks, and despite the fact that he was severely gassed
during the bombardment, he refused to be evacuated, remaining for three days
to personally superintend the relief of his battalion and the removal to the
rear of men who had been gassed."

Was also awarded the Croix de Guerre with Palm (Army cita-
tion) Grand Quartier General des Armees Frangaises, Order No.
16.047D (Extrait) 13, April 1919 (signed) Petain. Received the
Legion d'Honneur, Chevalier, May 5, 1919, No. 22273. Was honor-
ably discharged Feb. 13, 1919.

Member: Knickerbocker, Racquet & Tennis, Meadow Brook,
and Harvard Clubs; The Brook; Society of Colonial Wars; Man-
hattan Club.


Born at Cleveland, O., Oct. 8, 1880. Parents: Charles Henry, Roberta Eu-
genie (Johns) Bulkley. School: University School, Cleveland, O.

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

Married: Katharine Pope, Helena, Mont., Feb. 17, 1909. Children: Robert
Johns, Jr., July 11, 1911; JFilliam Pope, Sept. 3, 1913; Katharine, Jan. 27,

Occupation: Lawyer.

Address: (home) 11116 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland, 0.; (business) 500 Cuya-

Online LibraryHarvard College (1780- ). Class of 1902Secretary's ... report → online text (page 8 of 50)