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National Year Book
1919



Society of the Sons of the
American Revolution



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President General



NATIONAL YEAR BOOK
1919



THE NATIONAL SOCIETY

OF THE

SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION



CONTAINING NAMES OF TRUSTEES; BIOGRAPHIES OF
GENERAL OFFICERS; NATIONAL COMMITTEES FOR 1919;
GENERAL OFFICERS FROM 1889 TO 1919; NATIONAL CHAR-
TER- CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS; OFFICERS OF STATE
SOCIETIES AND LOCAL CHAPTERS; PROCEEDINGS OF
DETROIT CONGRESS, MAY 19-20, 1919; MEETINGS OF THE
TRUSTEES AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE; RECORDS OF
MEMBERS ENROLLED FROM MAY 1, 1918, TO APRIL 30, 1919-



COMPILED BY

PHILIP F. LARNER

Secretary General and Registrar General



PRESS OF JUDD & DETWEILER, INC., WASHINGTON, D. C.



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GENERAL OFFICERS ELECTED AT THE DETROIT
CONGRESS, MAY 20, 1919.

President General:
Chancellor L. Jenks, 30 North La Salle Street, Chicago, 111.

Vice-Presidents General:
George F. Burgess, 204 Bishop Street, New Haven, Conn.

New England District: (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massa-
chusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut).

Thomas W. Williams, 78 N. Arlington Ave., E. Orange, N. J.

Middle and Coast District: (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Georgia, Florida).

MoulTON Houk, Delaware, Ohio.

Mississippi Valley, East District: (Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois,
Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia. Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Missis-
sippi).

Linn Paine, 904 Locust Street, St. Louis, Mo.

Mississippi Valley, West District: (Minnesota, North Dakota, South
Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisi-
ana, Texas).

Overton Ellis, 719 Leary Building, Seattle, Wash.

Mountain and Pacific District: (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming Nevada,
Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, California,
Hawaii, Philippines).

Secretary General and Registrar General:
Philip F. Larner, 918 F Street N. W., Washington, D. C.

Treasurer General:
John H. Burroughs, nil Dean Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Historian General:
George Carpenter Arnold, Arnold Building, Providence, R. I.

Chaplain General:
Rev. LEE S. McCollEster, D. D., Tufts College, Mass.



SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.



BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

The General Officers, together with one member from each State
Society, constitute the Board of Trustees of the National Society. The
following Trustees for the several States were elected at the Detroit
Congress, May 20, 1919, to serve until their successors are elected at
the Congress to be held at Hartford, Conn., in May, 1920; Alabama (va-
cant) ; Arizona, Dwight B. Heard, Phcenix ; Arkansas, John R. Gib-
bons, Bauxite; California, William E. R. Warner, San Francisco;
Colorado, Edward V. Dunklee, Denver ; Connecticut, Clarence H. Wick-
ham, Hartford; Delaware, Capt. Horace Wilson, Wilmington; District
of Columbia, Wm. S. Parks, Washington; Far Eastern, H. Lawrence
Noble, Manila; Florida, Frank G. Renshaw, Pensacola; Hawaii, Rev.
L. L. Loofbourow, Honolulu; Idaho, Lieut.-Col. M. W. Wood, Boise;
Illinois, Fred. A. Smith, Wilmette ; Indiana, Lieut. Charles T. Jewett,
Terra Haute ; Iowa, Elmer Marston Wentworth, State Center ; Kansas,
John M. Meade, Topeka ; Kentucky, J. Stoddard Johnston, Jr., Louis-
ville; Louisiana, C. Robert Churchill, New Orleans; Maine, Wm. K.
Sanderson, Portland ; Maryland, Hon. Henry Stockbridge, Baltimore :
Massachusetts, Charles F. Read, Boston ; Michigan, Gen. Chas. A.
Coolidge, Detroit ; Minnesota, Clifford L. Hilton, St. Paul ; Mississippi,
Judge Gordon G. Lyell, Jackson; Missouri, W. D. Vandiver, St. Louis;
Montana, Wm. R. Burroughs, Helena; Nebraska, Benj. F. Bailey,
Lincoln ; Nevada, Hon. Albert D. Ayres, Reno ; New Hampshire, Harry
T. Lord, Manchester; New Jersey, C. Symmes Kiggins, Elizabeth; New
Mexico, H. F. Robinson, Albuquerque; New York (Empire State), Hon.
Cornelius A. Pugsley ; North Carolina, Henry Clarke Bridgers, Tarboro ;
North Dakota, Frank D. Hall, Fargo; Ohio, Moulton Houk, Delaware;
Oklahoma, Edw. G. Spilhnan, Oklahoma City ; Oregon, Hon. Wallace
McCamant, Portland ; Pennsylvania, Col. R. W. Guthrie, Pittsburgh ;.
Rhode Island, Arthur P. Sumner, Providence; South Carolina, Paul
T. Hayne, Greenville; South Dakota, W. L. Baker, Sioux Falls;
Tennessee. Leland Hume. Nashville ; Texas, C. P. Dorchester, Sher-
man ; Utah, George A. Smith, Salt Lake City ; Vermont, Hon. Guy W.
Bailey, Kssex Junction ; Virginia. Arthur B. Clarke, Richmond ; Wash-
ington, Robert Chancellor Saunders, Seattle; Wisconsin, Walter H.
Wright. Milwaukee ; Wyoming, James H. Walton, Cheyenne.



BIOGRAPHIES OF GENERAL OFFICERS.



BIOGRAPHIES OF GENERAL OFFICERS.



CHANCELLOR L. JENKS,
President General.

Chancellor L. Jenks, elected President General at the Detroit Con-
gress, May 20, 1919, was born in Chicago, May 11, 1863. He is the
ninth generation of the Jenks family in America, the immigrant
being Joseph Jenckes, who came to Boston from England in
1642. The first American patent was issued to him for an im-
provement in scythes. He was the coiner of the "Pine Tree shilling."
His son Joseph early cast his lot with Roger Williams, became the
founder of Pawtucket, was for forty years a member of the Rhode
Island Legislature, and occupied for a period the office of Lieutenant
Governor. Joseph Jenckes of the third generation was Governor of
the Colony of Rhode Island for five successive terms. Chancellor L.
Jenks, Senior, the father of the subject of this sketch, was one of
Chicago's most noted pioneers and a distinguished member of the bar.

Chancellor L. Jenks joined the Sons of the American Revolution
November 23, 1907, qualifying under, first, Joseph Jenckes, of Smith-
held. R. I., captain of a company of Minute Men; second, Joab Hois-
ington, of Woodstock, Vt, Major of four companies of Rangers; ap-
pointed July 24. 1776. by the Convention of the Representatives of the
State of New York assembled at White Plains; third, Preserved Buf-
fington. of Swansea, Mass., private in Col. Christopher Lippett's
Rhode Island Regiment- fourth, John Strong, of Woodstock, Vt., cap-
tain and colonel of a company of Rangers under General Schuyler and
Member of Council of Safety chosen for Cumberland County; member
of the Vermont Legislature and Delegate to the convention at Benning-
ton, Vt., January 6, 1791, called by the General Assembly of Vermont
"to take into consideration the expediency of joining the Federal

Union."

Mr. Jenks received his preliminary schooling at Evanston, 111., and
was graduated from Dartmouth College in the class of 1886. After
a course at the Union College of Law at Chicago, he was admitted
to the bar in 1888. Except for four years at San Diego, Calif., he has
continued at Chicago in the active practice of his profession During
most of that time he has been on the Board of Education at Evanston,
adjoining Chicago, where he resides. At the present time he is Presi-
dent of the High School Board. He has always been active in musical
circles and has composed and published a number of songs. Among
other positions filled by Mr. Jenks are National President of the Dart-
mouth College Alumni Association, President of the Evanston Musjcal



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Club, President of the Chicago and North Shore Festival Association,
and President of the University Club (two terms). During the late
war he was a member of the Chicago District Draft Board No. i and
chairman of the Evanston War Council. He has traveled extensively
in all parts of the world.

In the Sons of the American Revolution he was twice elected Presi-
dent of the Illinois Society, was for several years chairman of the
National Committee on Americanization and Aliens, and a member of
the Executive Committee.

June 25, 1889, he was married to Janet Lyons, at Oakland, Calif.
They have two children — Herbert Chancellor Jenks, a member of the
Illinois Society, who saw service in France as lieutenant, and Ruth
Elizabeth, wife of Earl T. De Moe.

GEORGE FRANKLIN BURGESS,

Vice-President General for New England District.

George Franklin Burgess, former President of the Connecticut
Society, was born at Washington, Conn., the son of George Camp
and Sarah Hawley Burgess, and is a descendant of Thomas Burgess,
of Dedham, Mass., one of the early settlers of the colony, and Joseph
Hawley, who was one of the founders of Stratford, Conn.

He left a preparatory school for business and in 1877 moved to New
Haven, Conn., where he has been active in the business life of the
city.

He is president of the Connecticut Mortgage and Title Guaranty
Company, a vice-president of the First National Bank, and a director
in many corporations.

In 1879 ne married Ella M. Frost, who died in 1885, and in 1887 he
married Emma A. Bryant.

There are two children — Harry Frost and Josephine.

He was elected Vice-President General at the Detroit Congress,
May, 1919.

THOMAS WRIGHT WILLIAMS,
Vice-President General for Middle and Coast District.

Thomas Wright Williams, of East Orange, N. J., elected Vice-
President General at the Newark Congress in 1916, re-elected at
Rochester in 1918, and at Detroit in 1919, was born at Princeton,
N. J., January 31, 1854, a son of George Washington and Amy Olden
(Wright) Williams. He joined the New Jersey Society May 20, 1893,
through the services of his great-grandfather, John Van Tassel, of
Tarrytown, N. Y., a private in Col. James Hammond's Regiment of
New York Militia.

Thomas Wright Williams received his education in Grammar School
No. 35, New York City (the famous Thomas Hunter School), and en-



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tered the College of the City of New York in 1870. He then engaged
in commercial business in New York City, and in 1878 assisted in organ-
izing the Bissell Carpet Sweeper Company, of Grand Rapids, Mich., of
which company he is Vice-President, Eastern and Foreign Manager,
with offices in New York City.

Mr. Williams served on the National Executive Committee in 19 12
and 1914. He was Trustee to the National Society from New Jersey in
1913; Vice-President of the New Jersey Society in 1909, 1910, 1911, and
1912, and President of the Orange Chapter in 1905. He served on the
National Committee of Fifteen on the Celebration of Washington's
Journey from Philadelphia to Cambridge, 1775. Mr. Williams is a
member of the Council of the New Jersey Society of the Colonial Wars,
member of the New Jersey Historical Society, member of the Board
of Managers of the New England Society of Orange, and of the Board
of Managers of the Thomas Hunter Association of New York City;
member of the Hardware Club of New York City and of the Republi-
can Club of Orange.

Mr. Williams's son, Thomas Wright Williams, Jr., and his sons-in-
law, Graham King and Philip Osborne, became members of the Society
in 1911.

Mr. Williams enjoys the very unusual distinction of having been
honored three times with the office of Vice-President General.

MOULTON HOUK,

Vice-President General of Mississippi Valley — East District.

Moulton Houk, of Delaware, Ohio, elected Vice-President General
at the Detroit Congress, in 1919, was born on May 16, 1859, at San-
dusky, Ohio. He is great-great-grandson of Stephen Moulton, who
was Lieutenant-Colonel in 22d Regiment of Connecticut Militia; was
taken prisoner September 15, 1776, and exchanged March, 1777. Great-
grandson of Noah Fuller, who was a private in Captain Washburn's
and Captain Drew's Massachusetts companies and in Colonel John
Chandler's Connecticut Regiment. Great-great-grandson of John Wil-
son, who was a private in the Lexington Alarm ; also private in Colonel
Seth Warner's Regiment. Great-great-grandson of John Johnson,
who was Ensign of Lieutenant Thomas Way's Company, which went
from Lynn for the relief of Boston in the Lexington Alarm, April,
1775; served nine days; Ensign of Captain Roger Ryley's Company,
Colonel Enos' Regiment, 1776; Captain in guard service, at Lynn.
Great-great-great-grandson of Josiah Converse, who was a Lieutenant
in Captain Amos Walbright's Company in the Lexington Alarm, April,
1775, ten days ; Ensign in Captain Roger Enos' Third Company, Conti-
nental Regiment, June 26 to December 18, 1775 ; First Lieutenant, Sec-
ond Company, Captain Parson, Colonel Sage, General Wadsworth's
Brigade, from June, 1776, to December 26, 1776; served in New York
Citv and on Long Island; was in battle of White Plains. Great-great-



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great-grandson of Elias Lee, who served as a Captain, John Watson's,
Jr., Company (the Ninth) ; discharged in Northern Department, Au-
gust 23, 1775; in Fourth Regiment, Colonel Hinman's, 1775. Regiment
reached Ticonderoga in June, 1775, and took part in the operations of
Northern Department until expiration of term of service, December,

1775. He enlisted as a private February 19, 1776, in Captain John
Stevens's Company (officers from Canaan and Stratford). From muster-
roll, dated in Camp Mount Independence, Ticonderoga, November 25,

1776, was in a company in Colonel Burratt's Regiment in 1776. Enlisted
as Corporal Elias Lee, April 27, 1777, for a term of three years; pro-
moted to sergeant December 1, 1777; discharged April 27, 1780; was
in Captain Kimball's Company, Eighth Regiment, Connecticut Line
Formation, from 1777 to 1781, Colonel John Chandler's Regiment.

He has been President of Anthony Wayne Chapter, Sons of the
American Revolution; President of Ohio State Society, Sons of the
American Revolution, and chairman of the National Society Sons of
the American Revolution Press Committee for the years 1900, 1901,
1902, and 1903, under the administrations of General Breckenridge,
Mr. Walter Seth Logan, Governor Edwin Warfield, and General
Greeley, respectively.

From 1886 to 1917 was general passenger agent of the Toledo and
Ohio Central Railway and is now retired. For eleven years was mem-
ber of Ohio National Guard, retiring therefrom as Lieutenant-Colonel,
Chief Quartermaster Division.

In World War assisted in routing and handling troops for the Gov-
ernment and railways, with headquarters at Toledo, Ohio.

LINN PAINE,

Vice-President General for Mississippi Valley — West District.

Linn Paine, of St. Louis, Mo., elected Vice-President General for
Mississippi Valley, West District, at the Detroit Congress, May 20, 1919,
was born at Linneus, Linn County, Missouri, April 24, 1870, and at the
age of seven moved to St. Louis to enter school under the educational
advantages of that city.

He became a member of the Sons of the American Revolution in
1901, through the service of his great-grandfather, William Payne,
who was a member of Capt. Mathew Smith's Company of the Con-
necticut Militia.

Although actively engaged in the jewelry business and in civil affairs
at St. Louis, he is interested in many patriotic enterprises in the
Mississippi Valley and is a member of various societies devoted to
art, history, and music.

Mr. Paine is a charter member and vice-president of the Apollo Club
of St. Louis, an organization of men singers that has for twenty-five
years maintained a national reputation for its interpretation of patriotic
songs and American musical compositions.



BIOGRAPHIES OF GENERAL OFFICERS. 9

In the capacity of State Registrar he has served the Missouri Society
for seventeen years.

Since 1910 Mr. Paine has been chosen as delegate to each Congress
of the National Society and was elected a member of the Board of
Trustees at the National Congress, in Louisville, May 2, 191 1.

OVERTON G. ELLIS,

Vice-President General for Mountain and Pacific District.

Overton G. Ellis, of Seattle, Wash., lawyer, was elected Vice-Presi-
dent General for the Mountain and Pacific District at the Congress.
held in Detroit, Mich., May 20, 1919. Mr. Ellis was born in White
Cloud township, County of Nadaway, State of Missouri, on the 26th
day of October, i860, and became a member of the Sons of the Ameri-
can Revolution in 1S98, as great-grandson of Richard Gentry, his an-
cestor, who assisted in establishing American independence while acting
as a private in the Virginia State troops in 1780 and 1781, being present
at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, Va.

PHILIP F. LARNER,
Secretary General and Registrar General.

Philip F. Larner, elected Secretary General and Registrar General
at the National Congress held in Detroit, Mich., May 20, 1919, is a
native of the City of Washington, D. C, as also were his father and
grandfather. His great-grandfather, Jacob Gideon, Jr., removed to
Washington from Philadelphia, Pa., about the time the location of the
National Capital was established.

Mr. Larner is a graduate of the original Emerson Institute, located
in Washington for many years and a well-known educational institu-
tion ; afterward a graduate of the Law College of the Columbian Uni-
versity and a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the District
of Columbia. Later he has been actively connected for many years
with various business organizations in Washington. He is a member
of the University Club, as well as several civic and religious organiza-
tions.

Mr. Larner became a member of the District of Columbia Society,
Sons of the American Revolution, in 1891, his ancestor being his
great-great-grandfather, Jacob Gideon, Sr., who enlisted at Valley
Forge and served with the Pennsylvania troops in the battles at Guil-
ford, Eutaw Springs, Cowpens, and Yorktown.

Mr. Larner was for a long term of years Treasurer and afterwards
President of the District of Columbia Society, and has been a delegate
from that Society to numerous annual congresses of the National
Society. His wife, Fannie D. Larner (deceased), was a charter mem-
ber of the Daughters of the American Revolution, having the national
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is an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and
the founder and first regent of the Captain Molly Pitcher Chapter,
Daughters of the American Revolution, in the City of Washington.
His father, Noble D. Larner, at one time President of the District
of Columbia Society, died in 1903, while holding the office of Vice-
President General in the National Society, Sons of the American
Revolution.

JOHN HARRIS BURROUGHS,

Treasurer General.

John Harris Burroughs was born at Trenton, N. J., April 17, 1849,
son of Charles Burroughs, who served as mayor of Trenton for fifteen
consecutive years — from 1832 until 1847 — who was also judge of the
Court of Common Pleas for Mercer County, N. J., for sixteen years.
John Burroughs, the grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was
active in the Revolutionary War from the latter part of 1776 until the
surrender of Cornwallis, at the battle of Yorktown, in 1781. Mr. Bur-
roughs is descended from John Burroughs, who settled in Newtown,
Long Island, in 1653, with other English colonists. In the capacity of
Treasurer, Vice-President, and President, he has served the Union
League Club, Brooklyn, N. Y., in which city he has resided since 1865.
He was President of the Empire State Society in 1910 and 1911. From
1874 to 1918 Mr. Burroughs was a dealer in commercial paper and bank
stocks in New York City. He is now manager of the Brooklyn Branch
of the Corn Exchange Bank of New York.

He was elected Treasurer General at the Baltimore Congress, in 1909,
and re-elected at each succeeding Congress.

LIEUT. GEORGE CARPENTER ARNOLD,

Historian General.

George Carpenter Arnold, of Providence, R. I., First Lieutenant,
Company C, First Regiment of Infantry, Rhode Island Militia, elected
Historian General at the Rochester Congress, May 21, 1918. and re-elected
at Detroit Congress, in 1919, was born at Providence July 31, 1868, son
of William Rhodes and Sarah Hill (Carpenter) Arnold. His ancestry
runs without break back to the Puritan immigration, William Arnold,
the immigrant, being mentioned in Lincoln's history of Hingham, Mass.
In 1635 William Arnold and family left Somersetshire, England, and
came to New England. After residing a short time at Hingham, he
became associated, in 1636, with Roger Williams and others in the pur-
chase from the Indian sachems, Canonicus and Miantonomoh, of land at
Mooshausic, afterward called Providence, and received grants of land
from Williams. His initials, "W. A.," are second on the famous Indian
deed of Roger Williams. His real estate was mostly in Providence,
Pawtuxet, and Warwick, R. I. One hundred and twenty acres of the



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original grant (including a 27-acre lake) at Warwick, R. I., are now
owned by the subject of this sketch, the ancestral home, built in 1771
(by his great'-grandfather, George Arnold), being used by him as a
summer residence.

Lieutenant Arnold became a charter member of the Rhode Island
Society, S. A. R., February 1, 1890, his eligibility in the Society being
derived from the following ancestors: Great 3 -grandson of James Ar-
nold, of Providence, First Lieutenant, 1776, Captain-Lieutenant, 1778,
of Kent County, Rhode Island Militia, member of Council of War,
signer of the Declaration of Independence of Rhode Island, 1776.
Great 2 -grandson of Robert Rhodes, of Pawtuxet, R. I., recruiting officer
for town of Warwick. 1777; in 1778-1779 Captain of Warwick Alarm
Company, participated in the Lexington fight April 19, 1775, and battle
of Rhode Island, August 29, 1778. Great 3 -grandson of James Rhodes,
of Warwick, Deputy in General Assembly, 1760, 1766, 1770 to 1773, and

1777. Great 2 -grandson of Joseph Carpenter, of Uxbridge, Mass., private,
Lieut. James Chapman's Company of Minute Men (Capt. Jos. Chapin),
which marched on the Alarm of April 19, 1775; enlisted again in
Colonel Wade's regiment, Capt. Edw. Seagraves's Company, June 19,

1778, Rhode Island Alarm ; discharged July 19, 1778. Great 2 -grandson
of Joseph Wood, of Northbridge, Mass., Captain in Lexington Alarm,
April 19, 1775 ; commissioned Captain of the 7th Company, Col. Ezra
Wood's (Third Worcester County) Regiment of Massachusetts Militia,
July 9, 1776. Great 3 -grandson of Jeremiah Finney, Bristol, R. I., private,
Capt. Ezra Ormsbee's Company, May 28, 1778; Bristol County Alarm
Company, October, 1779; Senior Class Company, Bristol County, July
30, 1780.

Lieutenant Arnold received his education in the schools of his native
city and at the Episcopal Military Academy of Cheshire, Conn., class
of 1887.

In November, 1887, he joined Company C, First Regiment of Infantry,
Rhode Island Militia; was elected Corporal, 1889; Second Lieutenant,
1890; First Lieutenant, 1891, 1892, 1893, and 1894. For nearly a quarter
of a century he was engaged in the worsted yarn business. He is
President and Treasurer of the Possnegansett Ice Company; Treasurer
and Director of the Arnold Real Estate Company; Treasurer of the
Arnold Numismatic Company; Director of the Central Real Estate
Company and of the Providence Realty Company; Treasurer of the
Motor League of Rhode Island; Treasurer of the Society of Descend-
ants of the Founders of Providence Plantations. He is the author of
several books— one treating on Numismatics (of which he is an au-
thority)— and publisher of the "Genealogical Tree of the Arnold Family,
embracing nearly thirty generations, from 1100 A. D."

He married Flora Etta Richards December 14, 1892, by whom he has
three sons: Lincoln Richards Arnold, Brown University, Class of 1916;
Philip Rhodes Arnold, Amherst College, Class of 1918, and Capt. George
Carpenter Arnold. Jr., Dartmouth College, Class of 1918, now United
States Vice Consul at Milan, Italy.



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LEE S. McCOLLESTER, D. D.,
Chaplain General.

LEE S. McCollEster, D. D., elected Chaplain General at the Rochester
Congress, in 1918, and re-elected at the Detroit Congress, in 1919, was
born in Westmoreland, N. H., on the Connecticut River, in 1859. He
is the son of Rev. S. H. McCollester, D. D., minister, college president,
traveler, and author. His mother was Fanny Sophia Knight, of Wind-
ham County, Vermont, a descendant of a loyal colonial family. Dr.
McCollester traces his lineage from Capt. Isaac MacAllister, who was
one of the first settlers of Cheshire County, N. H., and an officer in
the colonial wars.

Dr. McCollester was educated in the city schools of Nashua, N. H. ;
Buchtel College, Akron, Ohio, and Tufts College, Massachusetts. He



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