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there until he went to Europe in 1874. He studied in the University at Halle am der Saale in
1874-5, residing in the family of Prof. Jacobi, Professor of Church History in that University.
Upon his return to this country, he filled temporary vacancies in churches in different parts
of the country. He had charge for a year (I think 1877) of the Congregational Church on
Washington avenue, 24th Ward, New York City. He then organized a Preparatory School
for College (I think about 1882) in Detroit, Michigan. Subsequently he went to the Pa-
cific Coast to fill a temporary vacancy of a pulpit in San Francisco, and from there he went
to New Whatcom, Washington, on Puget Sound, where he built up quite a prosperous
church, but which was practically ruined by the panic of 1893. He then went to Japan and
remained until the breaking out of the war with China, when he returned to this country
and is now in Los Angeles, California. He has a School for boys Preparatory for College at
Los Angeles, Cal., where he resides."

In May, 1899, he became attached to the U. S. War Department, Bureau of Education,
and is stationed at Ponce, Porto Rico. Four of his nephews, sons of Edward F. Brown, Yale
'63, have been educated at Yale, the yottngest, Alfred Jerome Brown, graduating in the Class
of '99.


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* Leonard Treat Brown, son of Rev. Joshua R. and Susan A. Brown, was born at Leb-
anon, Conn., December 26th, 1846; died December 28th. 1.S80. at Brooklyn, N. Y. He fitted
for College at the New Haven High School, and entered '67 in the Summer of '63. After
graduation Mr. Brown taught for a few years at Woodstock, Mass., and also at Glastonbury,
Conn. In 1875 he removed from the latter place to Cranbury, N. J., where he was appointed
principal of an English and Classical School, called the Brainerd Institute. At the time of his
death he was an assistant teacher in Public School No. i in the City of Brooklyn, N. Y. The
following obituary notice of him appeared in the " Brooklyn Eagle " of December 30th, 1880 :

" Mr. Leonard T. Brown, assistant teacher in Public School No. i, died of pneumonia
on Tuesday, after an illness of ten days, at his residence on Nassau street. The interment
will take place to-morrow in New Haven, the residence of his mother. Mr. Brown, the son
of a Congregational minister, was born at Lebanon, Conn., December 26th, 1846. His father


died when Leonard was twelve years of age. His mother removed to New Haven, and her
son was graduated at Yale College when he was twenty years old. For the greater part of the
time since he has been engaged in teaching. He came to School No. i in this city last Sep-
tember, and his labors were earnest and faithful till he was prostrated bj- disease. He was
generally successful as a teacher, and his services were in every way acceptable to the Com-
mittee and the Principal of the School. He was greatly beloved by the members of the Class
under his instruction and by the Principal."

He was married August 8th. 1870, to Miss Ida Meech, of Grosvenor Dale, in Thompson,
Conn., who survives him, with one child.


Frank Leonard, born July 6th. 1874. Glastonbury, Conn.


Linonia. Delta Kappa. 2nd prize Solution Mathematical Problems Sophomore and Senior
years. 2nd prize in Astronomical Problems Senior year, 3rd prize Junior Prize Debate and 2nd
prize Senior in Linonia. Phi Beta Kappa. Oration.



Wallace Bruce, son of Alfred and Mary Ann (MacAlpine) Bruce, was born at Hillsdale,
N. Y., November loth, 1844. He fitted for College at the Claverack Institute at Hudson, N.
Y., and entered '67 in the Fall of '63. His great-grandfather, John Bruce, was a Sergeant at
the Battle of Lexington in 1775. His mother's grandfather served four years in the Revolu-
tion, and his grandmother. Mary Adams, was descended from Priscilla Alden.

After graduation studied law, one year at Troy and two years at Hudson. N. Y. Was
admitted to the Bar at Albany. December 9th, 1869. Shortly afterwards he entered the Lec-
ture field, residing at Poughkeepsie, his home, from 1871 to 1889.

In May. 1889, he was appointed by President Harrison, Consul to Edinburgh, Scotland,
which position he held till September sth. 1893. when he returned to America and took up his
residence in Brooklyn, N. Y.

Among the prominent lectures which he has delivered throughout the country might be
mentioned the following : " The Legends and Poetry of the Hudson " ; " Ready Wit " ;

" Native Mettle " ; •' Land Marks of Scott " ; "' Woman in Shakespeare " ; " Robert Burns " ;
and " Washington Irving."

Among his publications are the following : " Old Homestead Poems " ; " Guide to the
Hudson River and the White Mountains."

He writes that he averages about 120 lectures a year and travels about forty thousand

While American Consul to Edinburgh he delivered several poems, among many, one
on the occasion of the unveiling of the Burns monument at Ayr, called " The Auld Brig's
Welcome "; another called " The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns." at Ayr, Glasgow and
Leith. He made the address at the unveiling of Symington's Monument at Lead Hills; the
dedicatory address at the unveiling of the Lincoln ^lonument in Edinburgh. This was the
first monument erected to Lincoln in Europe, the money for which was raised by his exertions
from American citizens as a Memorial to Scottish- American soldiers.

He was honored with a farewell banquet by the Cap and Gown Society of Edinburgh,
and made Honorary President of the Shakespeare Society, and was tendered a complimentary
farewell dinner by the citizens of Edinburgh. The Lord Provost and Town Council of Edin-
burgh presented him on his retiring from office with a solid silver loving cup, weighing
seventy-five ounces, bearing the following inscription :

Presented to

Hon. Wall.\ce Bruce, Consul of the United States of America, by the Lord Provost,
Magistrates and Town Council of Edinburgh, on his retiring from office in this City, as a mark
of esteem and recognition of his services to Scotti-h Literatrre. September. 1893.

He married Annie A. Becker, of Schodack. N. Y.. June 29th, 1870.

Clara Bertha, born November 28th. 1871, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.

Kenneth F., born December 28th, 1876, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.

Malcolm, born April 5th, 1883, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.

Clara Bertha attended Lindenhall Seminary, Poughkeepsie. N. Y., Rye Seminary, Cassel,
Germany, and the Edinburgh University Extension.

Kenneth attended school at Riverview Institute. Poughkeepsie, N. Y.. Edinburgh Col-
legiate Institute and Williston Seminary, Alass., and finally graduated from Phillips Academy,
Andover. Mass.. in 1896. and is now in the Class of 1900 at Yale College.

Malcolm is now attending the Adelphi Academy, Brooklyn, N. Y.


Brothers. Gamma Nu. Alpha Delta Phi. ist prize Freshman Prize Debate. 3rd prize Junior
and 2nd prize Senior. 3rd prize English Composition second term Sophomore, ist prize Eng-
lish Composition third term Sophomore. 2nd prize Declamation third term Sophomore. Yale
Lit. Editor. Phi Beta Kappa. Oration.



David James Burrell, son of David and Elizabeth (Felgar) Btirrell, was born at Mt.
Pleasant, Pa., August ist, 1841. He prepared for College at Phillips Academy, Andover,
Mass., under Dr. S. H. Taylor, and entered Yale College in September, 1863. His father and
mother were both Americans ; from the former he inherited Scotch, Irish and French blood
and from the latter Dutch.

He spent one year after graduation, 1867-8, in the Chicago Theological Seminary ; two
years, 1868-9, in the Union Theological Seminary, N. Y. ; one year, 1870, in charge of a Mis-
sion Chapel in N. Y. ; two years, 1871-2, in charge of the Peoria Street Presbyterian Church,
Chicago. From 1872 to 1876 he was settled over the Westminster Presbyterian Church at the
same place. From 1876 to 1887 he was settled as Pastor over the Second Presbyterian
Church of Dubuque, Iowa, during which time the membership grew from 200 to 600. and was
the most influential church in Iowa when he left it.


In 1887 he resigned to accept a call to the Westminster Presbyterian Churcn of Minne-
apolis. During his four years' pastorate the membership increased from 900 to 1,400, with an
average attendance of more than fifteen hundred, morning and evening alike. This church
became the most flourishing and influential Presbyterian Church in the Northwest. In Janu-
ary, 1891, he was called to the Marble Collegiate Church of New York City, and entered
upon his duties in May of the same year. This is the oldest church on the Continent, or-
ganized in 1628, and is largely endowed. The church is situated at the corner of Fifth avenue
and 29th street, the boundary line between upper and lower New York. Unusual success has
crowned his efforts. Starting with a small congregation, the membership of the church has
increased at the rate of over one hundred a year.

On October i8th, 1871, he married Clara S. DeForest, of Freeport, 111.

Clara Miriam, born August 6th, 1872, Chicago, 111. ; died July 7th, 1880, Dubuque, la.

Elizabeth Sergeant, born May 12th, 1874, Chicago, 111.

David DeForest, born June 29th, 1876. Chicago, 111.

Norman ]Macleod, born March 6th, 1878, Dubuque, la.

Eleanor Loudenois, born August 12th, 1881, Dubuque, la.

Katharine DeForest, born August i8th, 1890. Minneapolis, Minn. ; died December 24th.
1891, New York City.

His two daughters have attended school in Dubuque, Minneapolis, and New York City.

David DeForest fitted for College at the Collegiate School, West 77th street. New York
City, and entered Yale in the Fall of 1894, with the Class of '98.

Norman Macleod fitted for College at the Collegiate School, 77th street, New York City,
and entered Yale in the Fall of '95 with the Class of '99.

Elizabeth attended Miss Ely's School, Riverside Drive, New York City.

Eleanor has had a varied school life.

Dave has attended the 20th, 25th, and 30th reunions of the Class. He presided at the
25th reunion, which was acknowledged as one of the best '67 ever held. He served so well
as Chairman at that time that several of the Class quietly informed the Secretary that the.v
would like to have him permanent Chairman at all our future gatherings.


Linonia, Delta Kappa. Delta Beta Chi, D. K. E. and Scroll and Key, ist prize English
Composition second term Sophomore, 2nd prize English Composition third term Sophomore,
2nd prize Declamation third term Sophomore, ist prize Freshman Prize Debate Linonia, Ora-
tion Phi Beta Kappa, Townsend, DeForest.



*Edwin Stone Butterfield, son of Alanson and Julia (Stone) Butterfield, was born at
Bridgewater, Pa., December 17th, 1840.

He fitted for College under Prof. S. S. Hartwell at ^lontrose, Pa., and entered the
of '67 in the Fall of '63.

On his father's side his ancestors were from Massachusetts and on his mother's from

For the first nine months after graduation he was principal of the Academy at Pompey,
N. Y. He then took up his residence in Syracuse, where he studied law in the office of Judge
Israel Spencer; was admitted to the Bar in October, 1869. In 1887 he graduated from the
Medical College in Syracuse, N. Y. He resided here, practicing his profession till March,
1895, when he went to Denver, Colo., for his health, and continued the practice of tTie law there
till the Summer of 1897. when he came East to pass the Summer at his home in South
Montrose, Pa.



Brothers, "Sigma Eps," Alpha Delta Phi. 3rd prize Sophomore Prize Debate.

The following is from the '" Montrose Democrat " of December 23rd, 1897:



Edwin Stone Butterfield died at his old home and birthplace at South Montrose, on
Tuesday, December 7th. 1897. He was born and passed his early years at home and attended
the Montrose Academy, where he was prepared for College by Prof. S. S. Hartwell. He
graduated at Yale College in the Class of 1867. and for the next year or more was Principal
of the Academy at Pompey, N. Y. He then entered the law office of Judge Israel Spencer,
at Syracuse, N. Y., as a student, and aftei his admission to the Bar, practiced law in that
city for many years, both alone and in partnership. During that time he attended the Medical
Department of the Syracuse University and received the degree of M. D.. for the purpose of
making himself more proficient in those branches of the law where medical knowledge is
serviceable. Some three years ago he went to Denver, Colo., where he engaged in business.
His health being somewhat impaired, he returned to his old home early last Summer, where he
had since been more or less of an invalid. In College he was notable for strength and vigor
in students' sports. He was a good student, faithful in his duties and had the respect of the
Faculty and his associates for his integrity of character and correctness of life. He was a
member of the College Church and of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity and the third member
of his family from Montrose to study at Yale, the others being his uncles — the Rev. Oliver
Butterfield. buried at New Haven, and Dr. Edwin Butterfield, for whom he was named, buried
at South Montrose. He was the eldest son of Alanson Butterfield and Julia Stone, the latter
of whom survives him with his two brothers, Albert, of Denver. Colo., and Dr. Jerome F..
and his sister. Mrs. Silas Decker, of South IMontrose. He was a grandson of Joseph Butter-
field. a native of Massachusetts, who settled early in the century at South Montrose, where the
family homestead has since been located. The funeral was held at the old home on Thursday,
December 9th. the Rev. Dr. A. L. Benton, of the Presbyterian Church, officiating. The burial
\vas with his departed kindred in the South Montrose cemetery.




Charles Kinsey Cannon, son of Garrit S. Cannon (Rutgers, ':i3) and Hannah (Kinsey)
Cannon, was born at Bordentown, N. J., November 12th, 1846. He fitted for College under
Professor M. F. Hyde at Burlington College and entered '67 in the Summer of '63

His mother, Hannah Kinsey. was the daughter of Charles Kinsey, of Burlington. N. J.,
and a descendant of John Kinsey, one of the first Quaker settlers at Burlington, in 1677. His
great-grandfather, James Kinsey, was Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court from
1789- 180.3, and his father, John Kinsey, was Chief Justice of Pennsylvania.

His paternal grandfather, Rev. James Spencer Cannon, was professor in the Theological
Seminary at Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N. J.

Spent the first years after graduation in studying law at his home in Bordentown, N. J.
Entered Columbia Law School, N. Y., in October, 1868, and graduated in May, 1870. Took
the first prize of $250 for best examination in the Department of Municipal Law in that school.

Took up his residence in Hoboken. N. J., in 1870, and has practiced his profession there
ever since. In the Spring of 1877 he was elected Corporation Attorney.

He married Agnes H. Herbert at Hoboken, N. J.. April 22d, 1880. She died March 22d,


Garrit S., born February 3d. 1881, Hoboken, N. J.
Agnes H., born July 27th, 1883, Hoboken, N. J.

Garrit S. has been attending Columbia Institute, in New York City, and is now at the
Preparatory School of Stevens Institute, at Hoboken, N. J.
Agnes H. is attending the Hoboken High School.


Linonia, Delta Kappa. Alpha Delta Phi, High Oration.


George Rice Carrington, son of George Rice and Letty Maria (Rider) Carrington, was
born at Stamford, N. Y., November 25t;h. 1837. He fitted for College at Claverack. N. Y.,
under Prof. Frost, and entered '67 in the Summer of '63.

After graduation he studied law at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., until May 12th, 1869. Was
admitted to the Bar that year. Removed to New York City, October i6th, 1869, and has been
practicing his profession there ever since.

He married, October 15th, 1890, Miss Josephine D. Rogers. They have no children.


Brothers, The 'Nestor' of '67, First Colloquy.



Jacob Andrew Cartwright, son of Alexander Cotton and Mary Magdelin (Stark) Cart-
wright, was born at Nashville. Tenn., November 27th, 1844. He fitted for College at the
Nashville High School under L. G. Tarbox, and entered 67 in the Winter of '64.

His father was a farmer and engaged in the Real Estate business. His ancestors came
from England and Scotland, and settled in Virginia. His paternal great-grandfather was
one of the pioneers and early settlers of Middle Tennessee, having settled in Cumberland
County in 1780, the date at which Nashville was founded.

His ancestors on his mother's side were also from Virginia. They took part in the War
of the Revolution, and came to Tennessee at the beginning of the present century.

He entered the Class second term. Freshman year. Attended Cumberland University at
Nashville for a short period before entering Yale. Has been engaged in practicing law. with
the exception of the first year after graduation, when he taught school. In 1875 he held the


oftice of Special Chancellor, holding court in Cheatham County, Tenn. Has occupied the
position of Secretary and Treasurer of the Nashville Bar Association. In 1886 he was a can-
didate for the office of Attorney-General and Reporter for the State, but was defeated.
In 1893 was appointed Assignee of the Nashville Savings Company, a large banking in.stitution,
which failed during the financial panic of that year. Was a member of the Executive Com-
mittee of the Cumberland River Improvement Association in 1890-91. Was Chairman of the
Committee of the Nashville Commercial Club appointed to secure the removal by the General
Assembly of the State Prison from within the corporate limits of the City of Nashville. Was
President that year of the Andrew Jackson Democratic Club. In 1894 was appointed Special
Judge of the Circuit and Chancery Courts of Davidson County, which included the City of
Nashville. Was a member of the Board of Directors of the Educational Society of the Cum-
berland Presbyterian Church, elected by its General Assembly at its meeting in Birmingham,
Ala., in 1896.

Is a Ruling Elder of the ist Church of that denomination at Nashville. Was Secretary
and Treasurer of the Tennessee Society of the Sons of the American Revolution in 1896. Is
Vice-Recent of Old Hickory Council, Roval Arcanum. From 1888 till 1896 was in partner-
ship with M. T. Bryan. Was chosen a delegate to the convention called to inaugurate the
celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the admission of Tennessee into the Federal
Union in 1896.

In 1881, November lOth, he married Mary Hart, of Nashville, Tenn.


Mary E., born July 25th, 1882, at Nashville. Tenn.
Lauriza A., bom October 19th. 1883. Nashville. Tenn.
Helen T.. born June 13th. 1886. Nashville, Tenn.
Henry Hart, born January 14th. 1888. Nashville. Tenn.
Margaret S.. born March 26th. 1890, Nashville, Tenn
Jacob A., Jr.. born April 30th, 1892, Nashville. Teno.
All his children are attending school at Nashville, Tenn.


Brothers. Alpha. Delta Phi and Spade and Grave. Honorarj' Wolfs Head. 1894. 3rd prize
Senior Prize Debate Brothers.



John Henry Chapman, son of John Brown and Mehitable Wiggin (Cochran) Chapman,
was born at Nashua, N. H., September 14th, 1844. He fitted for College at Danbornton
Bridge, N. H., and entered '67 March 9, '66, coming from Wesleyan College.

The Chapmans in America are the descendants of three brothers who came to America
from England in the 17th century. The ancestors of his branch settled in Massachusetts.
For many generations there was a John Chapman in the family, and the subject of this sketch
with his son are the only male Chapmans of that name now living.

His mother's family were of Scotch-Irish descent, and she was one of thiiteen children,
all of whom lived to be over twenty years of age. Three of her brothers and one sisttr settled
in Texas, and two of them were killed in the Mexican War.

He came to Yale from Wesleyan University, and entered the Class of '67, March 9, 1866.
Since graduation, from 1867 to 1888, was engaged in mercantile business at his home m
Nashua, N. H.


In 1888 he removed to Sioux Falls, S. Dak., and engaged in the Real Estate business.
From 1891 to 1896 was General Agent of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., at
that place. In September, 1896. he removed to Deadwood, S. Dak., and became Special Agent
of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., of Milwaukee, Wis.

He married May 20th. 1869, at Nashua, N. H., Mary J. Cooke.


John Cooke, born June 17th, 1874, Nashua, N. H.

Helen Josepha. born September 4th, 1876. Nashua, N. H.

Emily Kittredge. born June 14th, 1879. Nashua. N. H.

John Cooke graduated at the Sioux Falls High School in the Class of 1892. He is now
Chief Clerk in the office of Bradstreet's Commercial Agency at Sioux Falls.

Helen J. graduated from the Sioux Falls High School in the Class of 1896, and is now
engaged in teaching.

Emily K. graduated from the High School in June, 1898.


Brothers, Psi Upsilon. Dissertation.



Henry Abel Chittenden, son of Henry Abel and Henrietta (Gano) Chittenden, was
born at Harttord, Conn., April nth, 1846. He fitted for College under H. S. Barnum, at the
Guilford Institute, and entered '67 in the Fall of '63.

Mr. Chittenden's father was an old-time Abolitionist, Philanthropist, Temperance Orator
and Second Advent lay preacher, and also a well known New York Wholesale Dry Goods

His mother's father, Major Daniel Gano, was the first white child born in Cincinnati,

The following account of his life since graduation is from his own pen:

Henry A. Chittenden, Jr., on graduating from Yale in the Class of '67, made an extensive
but condensed three months' tour of Great Britain and the Continent, visiting the Paris Ex-
position. Immediately upon his return he entered the service of the Brooklyn "Daily Union,"


a newspaper founded as a patriotic enterprise by his uncle, S. B. Chittenden, during the last
days of the War. When the morning edition was established Mr. Chittenden became its
editor (in association with Edward Cary, editor-in-chief and editorial founder of the
"Union"), remaining in that position for two years, during which time he attended the
Columbia Law School, under Prof. Theodore Dwight, upon graduating being admitted to prac-
tice in the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

He then entered the service of John Russell Young's paper, the New York "Standard," as
a reporter, soon becoming night editor and then editorial writer. Going to Alilwaukee for
his health on a visit to his classmate, James G. Flanders, he acquired an interest in the Mil-
waukee "Journal of Commerce," setting up a domestic establishment, College-chum fashion,
with Nelson P. Hulst. He was joined in the newspaper enterprise by his classmate. William
H. Bishop, and the commercial weekly became a political daily, the "Commercial Times."

After five years of exciting and adventurous experience, which was shared by his brother.
Daniel Gano Chittenden, he merged his paper with its venerable Democratic colleague, the
Milwaukee "News," acquiring a third interest, which he ultimately sold to Robertson James,
a brother of the novelist. Henry James, and retired to his father's home in New Jersey for a
year's rest. From this he was summoned by James Gordon Bennett to his service as editor
of the "Evening Telegram." He remained in Mr. Bennett's service for fifteen years, several
of which were spent in various capacities on the "Herald."

While a general reporter on that paper Mr. Chittenden won the first prize of $500 offered
by Mr. Bennett for the most acceptable editorial paragraphs written by "Herald" reporters,
during the space of six months.

In 1897, owing to a severe attack of pneumonia, Mr. Chittenden was ordered by his
physician to the Pacific Coast, and removed with his family to Oakland, Cal., in September of
that year, entering the service of William R. Hearst, on the San Francisco "Examiner."
Prior to this move he became interested as associate founder with Eaton B. Northrop, his

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