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Milwaukee newspaper partner, in an enterprise based upon the latters discovery in Montana
of an absolutely unique mineral, capable of a variety of uses in architecture and manufacturing,
which has been named "Argellite."

In 1888 ]Mr. Chittenden married Mrs. Alice Westervelt Goldsmith, a successful newspaper
and magazine writer. A son, Gano Westervelt Chittenden, was born November 9th, 1890.
Although no competitor of the Class Boy, he is now well on his way to Y'ale.


Brothers, Delta Kappa and Alpha Delta Phi.



Abel Staunton Clark, son of Jonathan and Ann (Byng) Clark, was born at Stafford-
shire, England. November i8th, 1840. He fitted for College at Gen'l Russell's School, New
Haven. Conn., and entered '67 in the Fall of '63.

His father, Jonathan Clark, was a miner by occupation, and died at the early age of 26.
His grandfather. Thomas Clark, was a Welshman, and was buried in Wrexham Churchyard,
where Elihu Yale lies.

On his mother's side, the Stauntons lived for two centuries or more at Bromsgrove,
Worcestershire, and his grandmother, Ann Byng, was a near relative of Admiral John Byng,
of the British Navy, a martyr to political persecution in 1757.

Since graduation has been instructor in the Deaf and Dumb Asylum at Hartford, Conn.

He was married to Nettie A. Piatt, August 19th, 1869, at New Haven, Conn.


Lucy Marietta, born May 15th, 1875, Hartford, Conn.

Mabel Esther, born October 3rd, 1878, Hartford, Conn.

Sarah Elizabeth, born June nth. 1882, Hartford, Conn.

Morris Byng, born December i8th. 1886. Hartford, Conn.

Lucy Marietta graduated from the Hartford Public High School in the Class of 1894.
She taught one year in the New York Institute for the Deaf, at Washington Heights, New
York City, and two years in the American School for the Deaf at Hartford, Conn.

Mabel Esther left school at fourteen on account of ill-health, but has since pursued various
lines of study.

Sarah Elizabeth entered the Public High School in the Fall of 1897.

Morris Byng attends the Public School.

Our Classmate spent the Summers of 1881 and 1888 in Great Britain, and on the latter
occasion he was on a "camera tour." Has had one severe illness, typhoid fever, in October,
1888, which laid him up for fifteen weeks.


Brothers, First Colloquy.



*Ei.BERT WiLLETT Clarke, son of Elbert Willett and Louise (Steele) Clarke, was born
at Buffalo, N. Y., November 25th, 1845, and died September 24th, 1882.

His father, Elbert Willett Clarke, was prepared for the Ministry by his uncle. Rev. Absa-
lom Miner, of Rushford. Allegany County, N. Y. He was Pastor successively of Baptist
churches in Sardinia, Buffalo (Cottage Baptist) and in Arcade, N. Y. Failing health com-
pelled him to give up his Buffalo pastorate for the less arduous field of Arcade, and a few
years later he there finished a brief but brilliant and most helpful career as a Minister.

His mother was Louise Steele Clarke, of Arcade, N. Y., daughter of a Baptist deacon.
She was educated at Albion Seminary, Albion, N. Y. Her death occurred m Grinnell, la.,
less than a year ago.

He prepared for College in the Academy of Oberlin College, and completed his Freshman
and Sophomore years there, entering the Junior year at Yale in 1866. After graduation he


purchased the "Lorain County News," of Oberlin, Ohio, publishing it for two years; was
editor of the "Bellevue Gazette," Bellevue, Ohio, for e.ght months, and then purchased the
"Painesville Advertiser," at Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, where he spent the remaining
twelve years of his life. He published the "Advertiser" with eminent success, taking a lead-
ing place among the editors of Northern Ohio. He was an able and conscientious writer.
He had a high ideal of the place a County newspaper should fill, and to the last was enlarging
his own mind and gleaning from the experience of others that he might do his work more
thoroughly. He was actively interested in public affairs, and in Church, Sabbath School and
as President of the Young Alens Christian Association, a ]SIember of the Republican Central
Committee and of the Order of Masons. He was above all things a true Christian gentle-
man. Failing health attended the last years of his publication of the "Advertiser," and on
September 24th, 1882, at the age of 36 years, he was called higher. His body was laid to
rest beside that of his father in Arcade Cemetery, amidst the scenes where as a boy he used
to play.

In 1870, September 7th, he married Miss Nellie Green, of West Lebanon, Ind.

Elbert James, born November 6th, 187 1, Painesville, Ohio.

Nellie G., bom August ist, 1879, Grinnell, Iowa.

Elbert James pursued his studies through the Junior year in Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa,
and in Stanford University, California, where he went for his health's sake. He is engaged
in tuning and selling pianos in Grinnell, low^a. He was married to Miss L. Elizabeth Russell,
December loth, 1896, and they have a son, Elbert Russell Clarke.

Nellie G. is in the Sophomore year in the Classical Course of Iowa College, Grinnell,
Iowa. She is also in the Conservatory of Music of Iowa College, this being her- second year
of vocal training.


Linonia. 2nd prize in Linonia Senior Prize Debate. Second Dispute.



Charles Goodrich Coe, son of Samuel Goodrich Coe (Yale, 1838) and Grace IngersoU
(Hawley) Coe, was born at Ridgefield. Conn., August i8th, 1846. He fitted for Yale under
Dr. James M. Whiten at the Hotchkiss Grammar School, New Haven, Conn., and entered
the Class of '67 in the Summer of 1863.

His father was Samuel Goodrich Coe ; he was a graduate of Yale College of the Class of
1838, and a graduate of the Yale Law School and Yale Theological Seminary. He was Pastor
of the Congregational Church at Middlebury, Vt., from 1844 to 1851, and at Danbury, Conn.,
from 1851 to 1864: he preached, although declining to be settled as Pastor, at Ridgefield,
Conn., from 1864 to 1868, and afterwards at Cleveland, Ohio, for six months. He died in
December, 1869, at New Haven, Conn., in the fiftieth year of his age, and is buried in the old
Cemetery at New Haven, Conn.


His paternal grandfather was also a Congregational minister. His name was Noah Coe.
and he was born at Durham, Conn. He was a graduate of Yale in the class of 1806 and of the
Yale Theological School. He was settled as pastor, first at New Hartford, New York, and re-
moved to New Haven to educate his two sons for Yale. His two sons were Charles Goodrich
Coe's father. Rev. Samuel G. Coe, and his uncle, Frederick A. Coe, who graduated in the fam-
ous class of 1837, and was one of the founders of the Yale Literary Magazine, and later a dis-
tinguished lawyer in New York City and a member of the then prominent firm of Marsh, Coe
& Wallis. Noah Coe died in the year 1870, aged 83.

The mother of Charles Goodrich Coe was Grace Ingersoll Hawley, of Ridgefield, Conn.
She was the daughter of Catherine Hawley. who before marrying was Catherine King, the
daughter of General Joshua King, of Ridgefield. Conn., who during the Revolutionary War
was a Lieutenant in Sheldon's Dragoons and afterwards General in the Connecticut Militia.
His mother, Grace Ingersoll Hawle\', was a relative of the Ingersolls of New Haven and of
Grace Ingersoll. from whom she was named. His mother is still alive at an advanced age.

After graduating at Yale, he entered the Columbia Law School, graduating in the Class of
1869. Since that time he has practiced law continuously in the City of New York, devoting
himself especially to patent and trade mark law. Was a partner with Louis W. Frost until
his death in December, 1891, and since then has practiced without a partner. He has offices
with Mr. James K. Averill. who for two years was at Yale in the Class of 1869. On October
i6th, 1879, he married Annie A. Karr, daughter of James B. Karr. of New York City. They
have no children.

On his father's side, Charles Goodrich Coe is a lineal descendant of Nathaniel Chauncey,
the first graduate of Yale in the Class of 1702.


Linonia. Delta Kappa. Oration.



*Charles Terry Collins, son of Charles and Mary (Terry) Collins, was born at Hart-
ford, Conn., October 14th, 1845. Died in New York City, December 21st, 1883.

He fitted for College at the Hopkins Grammar School, and entered '67 in the Summer of
"63. His father, Charles Collins, was engaged in the Wholesale Drygoods business in St.
Louis, Mo., until the War of the Rebellion, when he removed his business to New York City.
Mr. Collins was well known in the business circles of Ne\v York for his staunch integrity, the
high tone of his character and his wise conduct of affairs. He was selected as one of the
"struck jury" empaneled to try William M. Tweed. Mr. Collins was a man who "left his
footprints" wherever he resided and commanded admiring respect.

Charles Terry Collins was seventh in direct descent from our honored Governor William
Bradford, first Governor of the Colonies: also in lineal descent from Right Hon. Sir Paul
Tracey, Lord of Toddington, in Gloucestershire, England.


Inheriting the strong characteristics of his New England ancestry, Charles Terry Collins
went into life imbued with a mighty purpose, to live for God and to work in His vineyard.
Was graduated from the Hartford High School, with a high grade of scholarship ; he entered
Yale College in 1863 and was graduated in 1867. He went to Europe to pass a year before
entering upon his life-work. Going direct to Berlin, he had unusual facilities for acquiring
the German language in the family of Dr. Goldbich. of the University; he then became a
student at Heidelberg, where he was graduated in 1868. Upon his return to this country, in
1868, he commenced his theological studies at Union Seminary, New York, where he re-
mained but a year, finishing his theological course at Andover Seminary, where he was
graduated in 1871. After a few months passed in Europe he returned to his father's house in
New York City. Was ordained to the Gospel ministry. December 21st, 1871, and accepted
an invitation to take charge of Olivet Chapel, a mission church, as his parents utterly refused
consent to his going to a foreign mission-field. Here he entered heartily into the work of
educating those ignorant ones up to a higher plane of living. Three years of exhausting labor
were spent in this mission church. He threw himself with all the force of his enthusiastic
nature into his work. The wretchedness with which he was in constant contact was a
stimulus to his untiring zeal. He refused to think of himself, or that rest which sooner or
later must be a necessity. In the Pulpit, in damp cellars, in heated garrets, by the bedside
of the sick and dying, in Court and in Prison, he spent his strength and life in an almost
ceaseless toil, with the tax upon his sj'mpathies, the burden of others' sorrows which, he
writes, "Eats into my soul and tortures it," was more than he could bear, and in the Summer
of 1874 he was utterly prostrated, and went with his wife and son to Scotland to recuperate
his almost exhausted powers.

Returning to this country in November. 1874, declining many most flattering calls to City
churches, he accepted the call to Plymouth Congregational Church, of Cleveland; Ohio, and
was installed as their pastor, January. 1875.

Mr. Collins married Miss Mary Abbie Wood, at Pittsfield, Mass., December 26th, 1872.

His pastoral work in Cleveland was nine years of intense enthusiastic labor, and his mem-
ory is tenderly cherished in Cleveland, as well as in that Church for whose welfare he gave
his life. After a short but severe illness he left Cleveland. December 20th. 1883, to rest his
exhausted frame in the quiet of the paternal home in Yonkers, but the call to come up higher
came before he reached that earthly home. "He was not, for God took him" December 21st.
1883, and sorrowing hearts and loving hands laid him to rest in Cedar Hill Cemetery in
Hartford, Conn., upon the eleventh anniversary of his wedding.

Mrs. Charles Terry Collins resides in New Haven. Conn., where she went to educate her
three sons at Yale University. She passed the years 1889-1890 in Germany to perfect her
children in the German language.


Charles (Carl), born October 14th, 1873, New York City.
Clarence Lyman, born March 19th, 1875, Cleveland, Ohio.



Mary Terry, born May 26th. 1877, Cleveland, Ohio.

Arthur Morris, born November 4th, 1880, Cleveland, Ohio.

Charles (Carl) was graduated from Yale College in 1896. He took a high stand in
College. In July of 1896 he accepted the position of tutor to prepare his pupil to enter Yale
College, and went with the family to Europe for a year of travel, returning to this country
August, 1897. Carl entered the office of Peabody & Sharus, Boston, where he is preparing
for the profession of Architect.

Clarence Lyman prepared for College in the High School at Yonkers, and was graduated
from the Sheffield Scientific School in June, 1896, and became a student in the Columbia
School of Mines, for a higher course than Yale now offers. He graduated from Columbia.
June, 1897, and accepted a position in the Electric Light Company at Hartford, Conn., where
he now resides.

Mary Terry resides in New Haven, Conn.

Arthur Morris is now a student at the High School in New Haven, Conn., preparing
to enter Yale University.


Linonia, "Sigma Eps," Phi Theta Psi, Psi Upsilon and Scroll and Key. High Oration.



Strong Comstock, son of James and Harriet (Betts) Comstock, was born at Wilton,
Conn., March 27th, 1844. He fitted for college at Wilton Academy and entered Yale in the
Summer of '63. His father was a merchant. He is in the eighth generation from Frederic
Komstohk, of Frankfort, Germany, who married Mary McDonald, of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Their third son came to Fairfield, Conn., in 1652, and nine years later to Norwalk, Conn.

The maternal line can be traced seven generations to Thomas Bills, who came here in

Since graduation he has been engaged in teaching. From 1867 to 1870, and from 1872 to
1890 was principal of the Academy and Union School at Walton, New York. For two years,
1870-72. he taught in An=onia, Conn., and since 1894 has had charge of the Balmforth Ave-
nue School in Danbury, Conn.

He married Miss Martha J. Atwood, of Moravia, N. Y., December 29th, 1870.


Leonard Atwood, born November 21st, 1871, Ansonia, Conn.

Mary Raymond, born May 28th, 1874, Walton. N. Y.

Hattie Betts, born July 3d, 1876, Walton, N. Y.

Georgianna. born September 9th, 1878, Walton, N. Y.

James, born August 7th, 1880, Walton. N. Y.

His wife died in May, 1894. at Cooperstown, X. Y. She was a woman of strong in-
tellectual character, possessing in a remarkable degree the ability to impart knowledge and at
the same time to inspire the pupil with a love for his work.

Leonard Atwood graduated from Yale College in the Class of '95.

Mary Raymond graduated from the Cooperstown Academy and Union School in 1892.

Hattie Betts graduated from Vassar College in 1897.

Georgianna and James are pursuing their studies at their father's school in Danbury,
Conn. The latter expects to go to Yale.


Linonia, Gamma Nu, Alpha Delta Phi.



Lester Curtis, born at Winfield, N. Y., October 29th, 1842. Entered the Class at the
beginning of the Sophomore year. Since graduating has studied one year in New Haven,
Conn. During the Winter and. Spring of 1868 he filled the position of assistant to the Profes-
sor of Anatomy in the Yale Medical School. The Winter of 1868-69 was spent in study in
New York City. In the Spring of 1869 he went to Chicago, III., and graduated the following
Spring. Next year and a half he spent as resident physician at Cook Co. Hospital, in
Chicago, 111. Since that time has been engaged in private practice. In the Spring of 1872 he
received the appointment as lecturer in the Chicago Medical College. Was also appointed Pro-
fessor of Pathology in the Woman's Medical College. This position he held until the Fall of
1875. The Summer of 1874 he spent in Europe. In the Fall of 1875 he was appointed Assist-
ant Professor of Physiology and Histology in the same institute.


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William Bates Davenport, son of Julius and Mary Ann (Bates) Davenport, was born
in New York City, March loth, 1847. His father in the earlier years of his life was a teacher
residing in Brooklyn, N. Y., and from 1852 to 1892 was engaged in the real estate business
in that city.

On the maternal side of the house he is descended from Joris Van Alst, who settled at
Flushing Bay, Long Island, in 1636. On his father's side he is descended in the eighth genera-
tion from John Davenport, founder of New Haven, who was educated at Alagdalen College,
Oxford, England, and his grandson, John Davenport (Harvard, 1687), who was a fellow of
Yale 1714-1731.

He fitted for Yale at the Brooklyn Polytechnic, and under Prof. J. C. Overheiser, of
Brooklyn, N. Y., and entered '67 in July, 1863.


He left the Class at the close of Sophomore year, and went immediately to the South-
west, where he was connected for nearly a year with the U. S. Sanitary Commission and the
Quartermaster's Department of the Department of East Tennessee.

Returning to New York, he became Cashier of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
of that city from 1866 to 1868. Then was in the real estate business 1869- 1870, during which
time he studied law. Was admitted to the Bar in Brooklyn, N. Y., December 15th, 1870, since
which time he has been engaged in the practice of law. February 20th, 1889. was appointed
Public Administrator of the County of Kings, N. Y., and on March 13th. 1894, and again in
April, 1899, was reappointed to the same office.

In 1893 was elected a member ai the Constitutional Convention of the State of New
York, which convened at Albany in May, 1894, and adopted a new Constitution of the State.
He served in that body as a member of the Committee on Cities and on Corporations. Is Presi-
dent of the Polhemus Memorial Clinic, Director in the American District Telegraph Company,
Trustee of the People's Trust Company, of Brooklyn, and Trustee and Treasurer of the
Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. Was President of the Brooklyn New England So-
ciety 1897- 1898, President of the Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association, and President of
the Long Island Yale Alumni Association for two terms, from March. 1896, to March, 1898.
Has traveled extensively both in this country and abroad, visiting Europe in the years 1878,
1881, 1885. 1888, 1889, 1891 and 1892, visited Cuba in 1880, Bermuda in 1888, made a tour to
Japan in 1895 and has traveled to the Pacific Coast in the years 1889, 1893 and 1895. He re-
ceived the degree of M. A. from Yale in 1887 and on June 26, 1896, by a vote of the Faculty of
Yale College, his name was transferred from the list of the graduates of the honorary degree
to the College Class of '67. He has been present at every Class Reunion.

He has married twice. His first wife was Carrie C. Peckham. of Brooklyn, N. Y., whom
he married June 4th. 1868, and who died December nth, 1871, at Brooklyn. N. Y. ,

On September 9th, 1874, he married Charlotte C. Shepherd, of Elizabeth, N. J.


Edith Hoxie, born June 8th, 1870, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; died June 5th, 1872, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Florence, born November ist, 1882, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; died May 29th, 1884. Brooklyn, N. Y.


Brothers. Delta Kappa, Honorary Wolf's Head 1897.



♦Theodore Lansing Day, son of Robert Lansing and Mary Ann (Goddard) Day, was
born at Boston, Mass., September i8th, 1845, and died Tune 27th, 1885, at South Framingham.

He was descended from Ralph Day, who settled in Dedham, Mass., in the year 1645, hav-
ing come from Devonshire County, England.

On his maternal side of the house he is descended from the Goddards, who settled in
Watertown, Mass., about the year 1640, coming from England. His mother's ancestry is
traced back in a direct line to John Rogers, the martyr.

He was fitted for college by Thomas D. Adams, of Newton, Mass., and entered '67 in
the Summer of '63.

On graduating, he spent two years at the Andover Theological Seminarj, and during
1870-71 studied at Yale while tutoring in Latin. Was graduated from the Seminary in May,


iS/i. He continued tutor until July, 1872, wh^n he received a call and was settled over the
First Church in Holyoke, Mass., December, 1872. In May, 1874, he resigned his pastorate. In
the Fall of the same year he received and declined a call to the Congregational Church in Guil-
ford. Mass. In 1875-76 his health was extremely poor, and in the Winter of 1876-77 he went
to Florida for relief, returning to his home in South Frammgham, Mass., in the Fall of 1877,
greatly improved in health and bodily vigor. In February, 1879, he accepted a call to the Con-
gregational Church in Talcottville, Conn., where he resided until 1883, when he received a
call to the Congregational Church at Saxonville, Mass. This was his last pastoral call. He
died on the 27th day of June. 1885. after only a two weeks" illness, of congestion of the brain.
Six months before his death he rested from all work, hoping to regain his health, which at
times had been precarious, and he went to South Framingham, his home.

In a letter to the Secretary in the year 1882 he wrote :

"As the years go by, learning and fame seem of less account to me, and friends seem
dearer. I have an increasing interest in the prosperity of my classmates, and am always de-
lighted to meet them."

Was married to Nettie T. Eastburn, New Haven. Conn., May 13, 1873.


Brothers, Gamma Nu and Alpha Delta Phi. Took the Hurlburt Scholarship Freshman
year; third prize English Composition second term Sophomore, Clark Classical Essay Junior
year. Philosophical Oration Junior Appointment, Salutatory Senior year, rank 3.46 Phi Beta



Robert Elliott de Forest, son of George C. Griswold and Julia (Chapman) Griswold,
was born at Guilford, Conn., February 20th, 1845.

He fitted for Yale under Henry S. Barnum, at the Guilford Institute, Guilford, Conn., and
entered the class of %^ in the Summer of '63.

His father was a farmer. Upon graduation he taught school at Royalton. Vt., studied law,
and was admitted to the Bar in 1868. Located in the City of Bridgeport, Conn , where he has
since practiced his profession. In 1872 he was appointed prosecuting attorney for the City of
Bridgeport ; in 1874 he was elected by the Legislature of Connecticut Judge of the Court of
Common Pleas for Fairfield County, which position he held for three years. In 1878 he was
elected Mayor of Bridgeport, which office he held till 1880, when he was elected to the Legis-
lature. In 1882 was elected to the State Senate ; was Corporation Counsel for the City of
Bridgeport, and was elected Mayor in 1889 and re-elected in 1890; was elected to the Fifty-


second and re-elected to the Fifty-third Congress as a Democrat, receiving 24,035 votes, against
21,835 for Frederick Miles, Republican, 892 votes for W. R. Miles and 29 votes for Bel-
den — People's.

He is senior warden of Trinity Parish.

He married Rebecca B. Marcy, October 18th, 1871, at Green Island, N. Y.


Frederic Marcy, born August 10. 1872, Bridgeport, Conn.
Robert Griswold, born August 7, 1878, Bridgeport, Conn.
John Bellows, born Sept. 13, 1883, Bridgeport, Conn.

Frederic Marcy graduated from Yale in the Class of 1895 and is now practicing law with
his father.

Robert Griswold and John Bellows are still students in the Bridgeport High School.


Brothers, "Sigma Eps," Delta Beta Chi and Alpha Delta Phi, Honorary Wolf's Head
1897. Second prize English Composition third term Sophomore; third prize Brothers' Senior
Debate ; first prize Declamation third term Sophomore. Second Dispute.



Henry Morton Dexter, son of Henry Martyn Dexter (Yale. 1840) and Emeline Au-
gusta (Palmer) Dexter, was born at Manchester, New Hampshire. July 12th. 1846. Was fitted
for college at the Latin School. Roxbury, Mass., under Augustus H. Buck.

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