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in 1882-83,^ of the Mass. House of
Representatives in 1888, and of the
Senate in 1892 and 1893. He was
chairman of the Committee on Mili-
tary Affairs in the Senate. He filled
many positions which indicated most
clearly the esteem and confidence in
which he was held by his fellow citi-
zens of Cambridge. He was chief
marshal of the 50th anniversary cele-
bration at Cambridge, in 1896. He
was chief marshal of the naval pro-
cession of the Grand Army National
Encampment held in Boston in 1904.
He was a member of Post 56 of the
Grand Army of the Republic, and had
been vice-commander of the Military
Order of the Loyal Legion, and a mem-
ber of Kearsarge Naval Veterans. For
many years he served with great en-
ergy and ability as State Commis-
sioner of the Mass. Nautical Training
School and the school ships Enter'
priee and Ranger. He was a trustee of
the National Sailors' Home. He was
commander of the Mass.Commandery
of the Naval Order of the United
States. He was President of the Cam-
bridge Civil Service Association, and
a member of the National Council of
the Civil Service Reform League of
the United States. He delivered the
memorial address at Harvard in 1900.
He was chosen one of the electors of
the Electoral College of Massachu-
setts in the election of President Taft
in 1909, and in 1912 was elected a
delegate to the National Presidential
Convention in Chicago in favor of
President Taft. As one of the Class



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Committee for many years and treaa-
nrer of the Class, he was brought into
intimate contact with the members of
the Class, and their loss is only tem-
pered by the thought that he had suf-
fered much, and that in his death he
tias found rest and peace.

1863.

C. H. Dennt, Sec,,
23 G«ntral St., Boston.
J<di]i William Freeman, son of
Jonathan and Sarah Ann (March)
Freeman, was bom in Glens Falls,
N.Y., Oct. 7, 1842. He died at Canan-
daigua, N.Y., Sept. 28, 1915. At the
age of six years he was moved with
the rest of the family to Troy, N.Y.
He fitted for college under the private
inistruction of Rev. Edgar Bucking-
ham, son of the late Joseph Bucking-
ham, of Cambridge. After gradua*
tion he studied medicine with Dr.
James R. Wood, in New York City,
and graduated at Bellevue Hospital
Medical College in March, 1866. He
was a favorite pupil of Dr. Wood's
and gave promise of ability and use-
fulness in his profession. However,
Oct. 6, 1866, he was taken to Hart-
ford for treatment for injury to his
brain, the result of a blow on his
head, but gradually grew worse and
was soon hopelessly insane. He was
afterwards removed to Canandaigua,
N.Y., and in a hospital there he has
remained for a little over 42 years.
He had been losing strength for several
months, and four days before his
death developed broncho-pneumonia
which was the chief cause of his death.

1866.

C. E. Stbatton, 5«?.,
70 Bute St.. Boston.

George Emery LitUefleld was bom
in Boston Aug. 29, 1844, and attended



its public schools, fitting for college
at the Public Latin School. For nearly
two years after graduation he stud-
ied Engineering at the Lawrence
Scientific School. He then took up
the business of bookseller, and in
1870 established himself on Comhill
in the bookstore which was to take
its place among the institutions
of the city. He dealt in all sorts of
works, but made a specialty of those
relating to American history and
genealogy. Those subjects held in-
tense interest for him. He gathered
a vast amount of information, and
earned a reputation that spread
throughout the country. Those col-
lecting books for both public and
private libraries sought his advice,
and he was a recognized authority on
Americana in England as well as in
America. He published several books
of value. In 1900, Early Boston Book-
sellers, and later, Edrly MassaehusetU
Frees and Early New England Schools
and School Books. In 1908 he made
the necessary arrangements to secure
a Massachusetts Exhibition of Co-
lonial Books at the Jamestown Ex-
position, and prepared for the same a
catalogue distinguished for its concise
information and pleasing style. He
was a member of numerous histori-
cal societies, and of the Club of Odd
Volumes and the Society of Colo-
nial Wars. In the summer of 1915 he
closed his store and sold or made ar-
rangements for the sale of all his
stock of books. In order, however,
not wholly to retire from business, he
agreed to take charge of the genealogi-
cal department of another bookstore.
He died, however, suddenly, Sept. 4,
1915. He was married in Cambridge
in 1870 to Emily F. Willis, who died
four weeks before him. He abo sur-
vived their only child and grandchild.



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1868.
A. D. Chandlbb, See.,
70 State St., Boston.
P«iil Wentworth, born in Sand-
wich, N.H., Oct. 28, 1846. died at his
home in Sandwich, Sept. 80, 1915.
He was the son of Col. Joseph and
Sarah Payson (Jones) Wentworth.
The Wentworth lineage is one of the
most distinguished in New Hamp-
shire. His immediate antecedents
held prominent public positions. He
was descended from John, Jr. (Harv.
1768), who signed the original Arti-
cles of Confederation in 1778; was a
member of both branches of the N.H.
Legislature, and an active member
of the Committee of Safety. John,
Jr's., father, John, was several times
Speaker of the Colonial Legislature,
and was President of the first Revo-
lutionary Convention in the State;
was a judge, and was a colonel of the
2d N.H. Regiment; John was de-
scended from William who emigrated
to New England about 1636, and who
is the ancestor of all the Wentworths
in the United States whose origin has
been traced. William was the 21st in
descent from Reginald Wentworth,
the Saxon, living at the time of the
Norman Conquest, 1066, and whose
name is written in Doomsday Book,
in Norman-French, as Rynold De
Wynterwade and described as the
Lord of Wentworth, in the Wapen-
take of Strafford, in the West Riding
of Yorkshire. Among these ancestors
were several knights, the Earl of
Strafford and Richard Wentworth,
who in 1838 was elevated to the Bish-
opric of London, and made Lord
High Chancellor of England in the
reign of Edward III. Wentworth
graduated at the head of his class at
Phillips Academy at Andover, and
delivered the valedictory address. At



Harvard he received a dMur in the
Sophomore year, and his t^ommence-
ment Part was a dissertation on " The
Vitality of Poland." His rank for the
entire course was four with 86 per
cent. He was a member of the Pi Eta
Society and of the Phi Beta Kappa.
After graduation he was admitted to
the bar in 1872. He lived in Sand-
wich, practising law, engaging in
farming, and holding various local
offices, including that of chairman of
the Selectmen; he was solicitor for
Carroll County, N.H.; was a member
of the N.H. House of Representatives;
and a member of the Constitutional
Convention of N.H. in 1876. He
married, November 18, 1872, Miss
Ellen T. Dunklee, daughter of Jacob
C. and Sarah T. Dunklee, of Con-
cord, N.H. His widow survives him,
and two children, Joseph Wentworth
(Dart. 1900; Harv. L.L.B. 1003), of
the Boston Bar, and John Paul Went-
worth (DaH. 1903,) of St. Louis, Mo.

1871.

A. M. Babneb, See,,
710 MaMaofauBotts Ave., Cambridce.
Several members of the Class were
present at the funeral of Mrs. H. C.
Lodge, as an expression of their sym-
pathy with their classmate in his
great bereavement. — The Class will
observe the 45th anniversary of its
graduation by a dinner at the Uni-
versity Club in Boston on the night
before Commencement.

1874.

C. S. Penhallow, See.,
803 Sean Bldg., Boston.

John Sidney Patton died Aug. 10,
1915, in his 68th year. He was bom
Nov. 23, 1847. in Dysartville, N.C.
In 1862, at 15 years of age, he enlisted
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part in the battles of Chancellonville
and Gettyiburg, where his company
of 60 men was reduced to 80. He
escaped without injury and did not
have a single day's sickness during his
service. After his discharge from the
army, he started in at school, having
an ambition to gain an education, and
soon finding that he could have noth-
ing from such meagre schooling as was
to be had at that time in the South, he
determined to go North and qualify
himself for a college course. In the
spring of 1867 he started on foot, with
two other boys, arriving at Exeter,
N.H., in the fall of 1860. During these
two years and a half he supported
himself by working in the fields in the
summer time and attending schools
in the winter, and teaching at the
same time in other schools. At Exeter
he supported himself sawing wood,
doing chores of all kinds; from Christ-
mas time to the end of the school year
he made the beds and swept the rooms
of the students in Abbott Hall for his
board. He supported himself in Col-
lege in the same way, and by scholar-
ships. After two years he stepped out
during the Junior year and traveled
in Europe, for a rest, he said, from
his hard work. He started from this
country with a capital of $00, of which
$40 went to pay his steerage passage
and outfit. He spent a year abroad,
walking wherever he went, — most of
the time, — and the total cost of the
trip was $265, of which he received
from America about $150; the rest he
earned by writing and giving English
lessons in Germany. On several oc-
casions he was entirely out of money
and was hard put to it to earn any.
On his return he reached Liverpool
with two shillings only in his pocket,
expecting that he might be there sev-
eral weeks before getting a chance to



work his way back, and he was get-
ting anxious about his fall examina*
tions. He learned, by chance, of a
lady who was sailing for America with
three children, and she wanted some
one to look out for them on the pas-
sage. He rushed for the steamer, leav-
ing his luggage at the railroad station,
made satisfactory arrangements, and
sailed immediately for home^ which he
reached in time to study up and pass
his examinations for the Senior year.
He attended the Harvard Law School
and was admitted to the bar in Dallas,
Texas, May 13, 1878. After a year
there he came to Boston, where he
continued in the practice of law until
his death.

1875.

JuDQX W. A. RxxD, See.,
Brockton.
John Kidson Woodward died at Hot
Springs, Va., Sept. 26, 1015, of pneu-
monia. He had been in poor health
for a long time, never having recovered
from the effects of a shot through the
liver received during a raid, in Nov.
1000, on the Merchant's National
Bank of New Albany, Ind., of which
he was president. For a time his life
was despaired of, although he re-
gained his strength to some extent
after the assault upon him. He left
the class during his Sophomore year,
and for many years was president of
the Merchants* National Bank of New
Albany, Ind., until its consolidation
with the 2d National Bank of that
city. He was president of the New
Albany Gas Light & Coke Co. and
director of the Water Works and
Street Railway Company, until their
absorption by other interests. Feb.
27, 1880, he married at Glen view, Ky .,
Clementine Virginia Davis, who sur-
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1876.

E. H. Habding, See.,
6 Baaoon St., Boston.

Jimeg Bdwin ClaftTes, M J)., died
at Medford, June 20, 1915. He was the
son of Edwin W. and Abigail Little-
field (Eaton) Cleaves; bom at Somer-
ville, July 5, 1853; prepared for Col-
lege at the High School, Medford;
graduated with the Class and, in 1879,
at the Harvard Medical School.
Cleaves settled in Medford and prac-
tised there as physician and surgeon.
He was a member and counciUor of
the Massachusetts Medical Society;
member of the Medford Board of
Health for ten years. He was mar-
ried July 18, 1882, to Emmie S. Nel-
son. — Frederic Henry Kidder died at
Medford, Oct. IS, 1915, after a two
years' illness with paralysis. He was
the son of Francis H. and Julia T.
Kidder; born at Medford, May 5,
1853; prepared for College at the High
School, Medford. After graduation
he studied law in the office of Thomas
L. Wakefield and at the Boston Uni-
versity Law School, was admitted to
the Suffolk County Bar in 1879, and
practised law in Boston. He served
seven years on the Medford School
Board; five years as chairman of
Civil Service Examiners in Medford;
was a trustee of the Medford Savings
Bank, and a member of the Medford
Historical Society. He was married
Feb. 9, 1881, to Carrie Edith Farns-
worth. — TK^llard Knoidton Dyer,
M.D., died Oct. 18, 1915, at the Peter
Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston. He
was the son of Micah and Julia Anne
(Knowlton) Dyer; bom at Boston,
April 21, 1852; prepared for College
at Phillips Andover Academy; was
given the degree of A.B. in 1889, as of
1876; attended the Harvard Medical



School for three years, and also stud-
ied in Vienna and London.

1879.

Rbv. Edwabd Hale, 5se.,
6 Qrouit Road. Chertnut Hill.
R. W. EUis is one of the honorary
vice-presidents of the New England
Federation of Harvard Clubs for the
current year. — G. v. L. Meyer is
chairman of the Pilgrim Tercentenary
Commission of Massachusetts. — A
bronce tablet placed in the new Acad-
emy Building of Phillips Academy,
Exeter, N.H., bears the inscription,
" In memory of Harlan Page Amen,
A.M., Litt.D., seventh principal of
the Phillips Exeter Academy, 1895-
1918. Upbuilder of ideals and re-
sources, teacher and leader of teach-
ers, helper of boys to be men, modest,
zealous, thorough, righteous. * He
wrought with tireless hand through
crowded days like one who hastened
lest the eternal sleep should steal up-
on him ere his work was done.' " —
Fnmk Herbert Daniels died suddenly,
from heart disease, at his home in the
city of New York, Oct. 30. He was
bom at Charlestown Sept. 1, 1856, the
son of Charles Edwin and Frances
Maria (Billings) Daniels. He pre-
pared for College at the Boston Latin
School and was admitted in July, 1875.
The year after his graduation he spent
in Europe, traveling most of the time
but remaining for four months at
Hanover. On his return home in 1880
he entered the Harvard Medical
School, where he graduated in June,
1884, with the degrees of M.D. eum
laude, and A.M. From July 1, 1883,
to Jan. 1, 1884, he had been house
physician at the Boston Lying-in
HospiUl. The year 1884-85 he
spent at Munich, Germany, serving,
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Msistant physician at the Frauen-
klinik. He returned to America in the
fall of 1885, and in January, 1886, be-
gan the practice of medicine in New
York. In May of the same year he
was appointed physician to the out-
patient department of the Manhattan
Hospital, and in April, 1887, was
elected senior visiting physician to the
hospital and secretary of its medical
board. He was also elected in 1887
curator to the city hospitals on Ran-
dall's Island, but on account of other
work held this position for only a year.
He was at this time one of the colla-
borators of the ilfifiiiai of the Medical
Setenees, published in 1888, and one of
the assistants on the Medical Times
and Register, Later in 1887 he was
appointed senior visiting physician to
the J. Hood Wright Memorial Hos-
pital, and became the chairman of its
medical board, positions which he held
for more than twenty-five years, re-
signing both on Nov. 1, 1912. He was
a fellow of the American Medical
Association, vice-president of the
American Medical Jurisprudence So-
ciety, and a member of the Manhattan
Medical Society, the Greater New
York Medical Association, the County
Medical Society and the Medical So-
ciety of Jurisprudence, and of the
Harvard Medical Society of the City
of New York, of which he was presi-
dent in 1908-04. He was married at
Newton, May 11, 1887, to Minnie
Bigelow Gay, daughter of Charles
Merrick and Maria Susan Gay, who
survives him. Of their two children
only the elder, a daughter, is living.

1880.

John Woodburt, See.,
14 Beaoon St.. Boston.
Nat Maynard Brigham was bom
at SaxonvUle, March 8, 1856. His



father, Alfred Milo Brigham, was a
soldier of the Civil War and lost his
life at Petersburg, Va. His mother,
Caroline (Damon) Brigham, was for
several years following the war post-
mistress at Natick, to which place the
family had removed. Brigham pre-
pared for College at Phillips Exeter
Academy and entered with the Class
of *79, but graduated with the Class of
*80. For four years he was a member
of Bancroft's famous Varsity Crew
which was never defeated by Yale.
He had a tenor voice of unusually
pure quality, — which made him a
prominent member of the Glee Club.
After graduation Brigham was first
with a publishing house and then for a
year in the Boston Custom House,
during which time he organised the
Lotus Glee Club. In 1885 he went
West and was for three years at
Omaha in the real-estate business.
From there he went to Salt Lake City,
where he was engaged in the oil
business. In 1898 he was made U.S.
Marshall for the Territory of UUh, to
which position he was reappointed
when Utah became a State, and served
until 1897. He was married in 1894,
at Salt Lake City, to Luella Cobb,
and in 1898, on account of her ill-
health, they removed to Pasadena,
Cal. He was for a time traveling
passenger agent for the Atchison,
Topeka & SanU F^ Railroad and had
traveled extensively in the West, es-
pecially in Arizona and New Mexico.
In 1900 he began lecturing on subjects
connected with the Far West and In-
dian customs and this became his
profession for the remainder of his
life. He made his home at Wheaton,
III., with an office in Chicago, and his
lecture tours often brought him to
Massachusetts and among old friends.
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to Brookline, but while absent on a
lecture tour, died suddenly, Aug. 9,
1015, of heart trouble, while boarding
a train at Hamilton, O. He had been
at the Commencement celebrations
at Cambridge in June and to those
who saw him seemed to be in excellent
health and spirits. The funeral serv-
ices and burial were at Natick, which
he regarded as his old home. He is
survived by his widow and two
daughters. To the Harvard men who
knew and were associated with Brig-
ham, — and they were many and not
to be distinguished by classes, — it
will always be difficult to separate the
impressions of that golden voice from
the man himself, — sincere, pure,
lovable. — Fnmk Russak, son of
Benjamin and Flora (Joel) Russak,
was bom in New York City on April
10, 1858. He entered the University
of New York at an unusually early
age and graduated from that institu-
tion with honors in his seventeenth
year. After travel in Europe he pre-
pared for the Harvard examinations
with a private tutor and entered with
the Class of 1880. In his Sophomore
year impaired health compelled him
to give up the course and he went
abroad again in search of health.
Returning a few years later to New
York he entered the banking and
brokerage business, later forming a
partnership with a brother under the
name of Russak Brothers. He was an
amateur pianist of distinction, and
carried his interest in music through
life. Some years ago, to start a build-
ing fund for the erection of the Monte-
fiore Home for Chronic Invalids in
New York City, he arranged a pro-
duction of the Gilbert and Sullivan
Operetta lolanthe, which was per*
formed by amateurs, several of whom
later became professionals, with great



success. In 1800 he was married to
Marie Ellene Bumard, a well-known
opera singer, and after that, having
retired from business, lived most of the
time abroad. He died suddenly from
heart trouble Dec. 4, 1014, on the
steamship MinneUmha crossing from
England to the United SUtes. He is
survived by his widow. — Frederick
'^K^Uiam ^laron was bom at San
Francisco Aug. 2, 1857, and was the
son of the late Senator William
Sharon, of Nevada, and his wife Marie
Anna (Maloy) Sharon. After leaving
College he made his home until 1806
in San Francisco, where he was occu-
pied .with the varied interests of his
family, but not engaged in any active
business or profession. In that year
he went to Paris, France, to live, and
made that city his residence, with oc-
casional visits to California. During
the last few years, however, he has
spent much time in California. His
death, which occurred at San Fran-
cisco July 14, 1015, was due to a
complication of diseases. Sharon was
married^ to Louise Tevis Aug. 2, 1884,
and their only child, William Tevis
Sharon, died several years ago.

1881.

Rev. John W. Suteb, Sk^
Hotel Puritan, Boston.
WtUiain Noyes died at Boston Oct.
20, 1015. Noyes was bora at Boston,
Nov. 6, 1857, and entered College
from F. P. Hopkinson's School. After
graduation, he entered the Medical
School, from which he was graduated
in 1885. He specialized from the
start in mental diseases. He was at
the Danvers Hospital, then resident
physician at the Baltimore City Lu-
natic Hospital, at the Bloomingdale
Asylum, New York, and finally four
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assistant physician and pathologist.
During these years, he was for nine
months at Vienna and Berlin, return-
ing to organise a laboratory at Mc-
Lean for research in psychiatry and
neurology. He was for three years at
Foxboro, as assistant physician, and
then for ten years Medical Superin-
tendent of the Boston Insane Hos-
pital, men's department, Mattapan,
receiving in 1905 appointment as
general superintendent of the Boston
Insane Hospital. After laying down
this work in 1910, he took up private
practice, living in Jamaica Plain. He
received an appointment at the Har-
vard Medical School in 1904, as in-
structor in mental diseases, and was
a member of the American Neu-
rological Society and other kindred
associations. He married, in 1894,
Lucia Maria Clapp, who survives him.
There are two sons. Noyes was uni-
versally respected by his associates in
his profession, and was a loyal friend,
as his friends in '81 can testify.

1882.

H. W. CuNNiNGHAif, See,^
80 State St.. Boston.
Prof. G. L. Kittredge on May 20 re-
ceived the honorary degree of LL.D.
from Johns Hopkins. — Daniel B.
Fearing's magnificent collection of
over 12,000 books on Angling and
Fish, the most complete library on the
subject ever brought together, has
been given to the College, and, next
to the Widener books, was the first
collection to be placed in the new
Library. — C. H. Stevens, on July 1,
formed the firm of C. H. k R. L.
Stevens, Inc., to deal in cotton yams,
at 308 Chestnut St., Philadelphia,
with a branch office in Boston. — The
only living foreign member of the
Class, Robert Cumming, of Glasgow,



Scotland, a successful business man
and manager of a large insurance
company, has always taken a keen
interest and active part in military af-
fairs, and hoped to serve at the front
in the present war, but because of his
age expects the British Government
will assign him to some home duty. —
Frederic Warren's oldest son, Guy, is
a lieutenant in the English Navy and
is in command of the torpedo boat
destroyer Raeekarse stationed off Do-
ver. He was married on June 15
and was given forty-eight hours'
leave of absence on that occasion. —
Robert Codnuui, Protestant Episcopal
Bishop of Maine, died in Boston on
October 7. He was the son of Robert
Codman, a prominent lawyer and
man of affairs in Boston, where he was
bom Dec. 30, 1859, and where he re-
ceived his early education at Mr.
Noble's School. After his graduation
he studied for three years at the Har-
vard Law School and received the
degree of LL.B. in 1885, and became
associated with his father in the prac-
tice of law and the care of trust prop-
erty. Upon the death of his brother.
Rev. Archibald Codman, in 1891, he
decided to abandon law and study
for the ministry of the Episcopal
Church, of which his father and
mother were devout adherents. In
1894 he became curate of All Saints'
Parish at Dorchester, and in the
following year rector of St. John's
Church on Tremont St., Boston.
On Feb. 24, 1900, he was consecrated



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