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Is in the eighth generation from John Alden and Priscilla (Mullins) Alden, of the "May-
flower," and the ninth from George Morton, also of the Plymouth Colony, on his father's side.
Also the ninth from Thomas Dexter, one of the first settlers in 1630, of Saugus, Mass.

On his mother's side is in the eighth generation from William Palmer, who came to
Plymouth with his father in 1621, in the "Fortune," and again the ninth generation from John
and Priscilla Alden.

On graduating studied theology at Andover, Mass., 1867-70, residing in Boston after com-
pleting his studies. From 1870-72 he spent his time in foreign travel in Europe and the East.
Was ordained April 30th, 1873, and on the 1st of May received and accepted the call to the


Union Congregational Church at Taunton, Mass. This position he held till November, 1878.
when he resigned to become associate editor of the "Congregationalist." December ist, 1878.

This position he has retained ever since. In November, 1890. he became one of the pro-
prietors of the paper, the firm name being W. L. Greene & Co. His position on the paper is
that of literary editor.

During the past ten years he has resided during the Winter at Boston, having a Summer
home at the seashore near Boston. For a year or two he resided at New Bedford. Has given
considerable attention to Pilgrim and early Colonial history as a sort of specialty. In 1894 he
wrote a book for young people about the Pilgrims, called " The Story of the Pilgrims," which
had a successful sale. In iSgo he was appointed one of the original Board of Directors of the
Yale University Alumni, in which capacity he served for over three years, when he re-
signed and George Adee took his place.

In 1895 he was elected to membership in the Massachusetts Historical Society. Has trav-
eled extensively abroad in the years 1876-1878: and again in 1851 and 1896. In 1891 he was a
delegate appointed by the National Council of the Congregational Church of the United States
to the International Congregational Council held in London in July of that year.

Was alio Secretary and Treasurer of the National Councils Committee on the Memorial
of John Robinson, and took part in the work of securing the bronze tablet in his honor, and in
the public exercises at its unveiling at St. Peter's Church, in Leyden, Holland, on July 2|th.
1891. In 1896 he visited Rome and Naples in Italy, and Algiers, Holland and France.

Was married June 9.h, 1881, to Emily Loud Sanford. of Taunton, Mass.. and has two


Marjory Morton, born September 4th. 1882. Boston, Mass.

Mary, born August 12th. 1886. Boston, Mass.

Both have attended private schools in Boston and New Bedford, Mass. The elder is now
attending St. Timothy's School. Catonsville. Md.

His Boston address is 387 Marlborough .street. Boston. Mass. His residence since 1895
has also been at "Greystones" in New Bedford. Mass. This was his father's home, the prop-
erty belonging to his estate.


Brothers. Gamma Nu. Psi Upsilon and Skull and Bones. Excellence in Latin Prose Com-
position Freshman year; second prize second term Sophomore (English Composition) ; third
prize Sophomore. Yale Lit. Medal Junior year. Dissertation.



Ira Seymour Dodd, son of Moses Woodruff Dodd (Princeton, '^y) and Rachel (Hoe)
Dodd, was born at Bloomfield. N. J., November 2d, 1842. Was fitted for college by James H.
Rundell, at Bloomfield, N. J.

His father. Moses Woodruff Dodd. was a student at Princeton College in 1837.

For many years a publisher in New York City, he was the founder of the house now rep-
resented by Dodd, Mead & Co., in which two of the partners are his sons.

He is descended on his father's side from Daniel Dodd, who came from the north of
England with the early Puritan emigration and settled in what is now Connecticut. He was
a member of the New Haven Colony, and from that place there was an emigration to New
Jersey, by which Newark, Elizabeth, Orange and Bloomfield were settled. His ancestors were
among the first settlers of Bloomfield, which is his native place. Through the wife of his
grandfather, Ira Dodd. he inherits an infusion of Dutch blood, otherwise his English an-


cestry is pure. His grandfather's brother. Rev. Stephen Dodd, was for many years pastor of
a church at East Haven. Conn. On his mother's side he is descended from Robert Hoe, who
came to this country from England in his young manhood. His son, Richard M. Hoe, was the
inventor of the cylinder press, and with his brothers formed the firm of R. Hoe & Co. His
mother was a sister of the Hoe brothers. She died last Spring, aged 79. Through her mother
he is connected with another line of Puritan ancestry, one of whom, the Rev. Solomon Mead,
was for fifty years, and during the Revolutionary War, pastor of the church at South Salem,
N. Y., on the Connecticut border.

After graduation from college he entered upon theological study, and was two years at
Princeton, where he graduated, and one year at Union Theological Seminary. Since then he
has been constantly in the work of the ministry of the Presbyterian Church — iwo years, from
1870 to 1872, at Garnett, Kans. ; nine years, from 1872 to 1881, at Winnebago City, Minnesota;
fifteen years, from 1882 to the present time, at Riverdale, New York City, as pastor of the
Riverdale Presbyterian Church.

He was married to Louise S. Morley at Marlins, N. Y., April 28, 1870.


Mary, born October 3, 1871, Garnett, Kan.

Catherine Smith, born February 21, 1873, at Winnebago City, Minn.

Frank Courtenay, born January 19, 1875, at Winnebago City, Minn.

His two daughters received their education partly in private schools and mainly in the
Yonkers High School, with supplementary study at home.

His son, Frank Courtenay, graduated at the Yonkers High School in 1892. Went into
business in the Fifth Avenue Bank of New York for a year, entered Yale University in 1893
and graduated in 1897. Immediately after graduation he went into business and is in. the
employ of Dodd, Mead & Co., publishers, 149-151 Fifth avenue. New York City.

None of his children are married.


Brothers, Delta Kappa and Alpha Delta Phi, Spade and Grave, Honorary Wolf's Head



♦Frederick Richard Seward Drake, son of Frederick A. and Mary H. (Seward) Drake,
was born at Windsor, Conn., Aug. 31st, 1846. Was fitted for college by A. Talcott, M. D., at
Guilford, Conn. His ancestors were among the first settlers of Windsor, Conn.

Left the Class at the end of the Freshman year. Afterwards was in '68 one term. Since
leaving college, he has resided in Hartford, Conn., and traveled somewhat in Europe, and for
three years studied medicine in New York City, obtaining the degree of M. D. Was House
Physician at the Hartford Hospital in 1869; House Physician at the Charity Hospital, New
York City, from 1870 to 1871. Graduated in the Medical Department of the University olf the
City of New York in 1871. Was Attending Physician of the department of outdoor poor at
Bellevue Hospital, New York City, from 1871 to 1874; Curator to the Charity Hospital, New
York City, from 1871 to 1875 ; Assistant to the Chair of Practice of Medicine in the University
of the City of New York since 1872; Visiting Physician to the Charity Hospital, New York


City, since 1874: Attending Physician at the Dispensary. Church of the Holy Communion,
New York City, since 1872 ; Secretary of the Alumni Association of the Medical Department of
the University of the City of New York since 1875 ; was taken down with severe attack of
diphJitria in 1874; is the clinical lecturer on Practice of Medicine in the Medical Department
of the University of the City of New York ; Visiting Physician of Bellevue Hospital ; President
of the Alumni Association of the ^fedical Department of the New York University from 1885
to 1887; Consulting Physician, outdoor poor department, Bellevue Hospital. 1886; Consulting
Physician, Dispensary. Universit\' Medical College. 1885.

Received the degree of M. A. from Yale College in 1883.

Doctor Drake died at his home on the 9th of March, 1888. after a short illness, from an at-
tack of quinsy, complicated with some heart trouble. His friends and classmates had watched
with pleasure his rapid progress and distinguished success in his profession, and were expecting
for him a long and brilliant career. It seems peculiarly sad that so promising a life should have
come to such an untimely end.

He was married to Catherine E. Fyfe at New York City April 15. 1874. She was a great-
granddaughter of Thomas Barclay, first British consul for the Eastern States of America.

Mabel, born April 3d. 1875. New York City.

Bertram DeLancey. born September 3rd. 1876. at New York City.

Mabel attended Miss Thiger's school, and graduated from there in 1893.

Bertram DeLancey attended Miss DuVernet DeCutler's school, graduating from there
later in 1894. He was then for a time with McKim. Mead & White, architects in New
York City, and is now with Hopper & Koen.


Linonia and Delta Kappa. In 1883 he received the degree of M. A. from Yale.


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*JoHN Jay Du Bois, son of Henry Augustus Du Bois (Columbia, '2"]) and Catherine
Helena (Jay) Du Bois, was born at Newton Falls, Ohio, June 6th, 1846. He died at Lake-
wood. N. J., November nth, 1898, of pneumonia.

He was fitted for Yale at the Hopkins Grammar School under Dr. James M. Whiton.
and entered the Class of '67 in the Summer of '63.

His father was a physician who was born in New York City. August 9th, 1808, and died
in New Haven. Conn., January 13th, 1884. He received the degree of LL.D. from Yale Col-
lege in 1864.

His mother, Helena Jay, was born June nth. 1815, and died September 29th, 1889. Her
father, Peter Augustus Jay, was the eldest son of John Jay, who was the first Chief Justice of
the United States. He graduated from Columbia College in 1794, receiving the degree of
LL.D. from Harvard in 1831 and Columbia in 1835.


Graduated from Columbia Law School in May, 1869. Made several short trips abroad.
During the year 1876, in company with the late H. Croswell Tuttle, he opened a law office at
Nos. 30 and 32 Park Place, under the firm name of Tuttle & Du Bois. In the latter part of the
year 1877 he was stricken with a severe illness, which affected his head and made the con-
tinuance of his professional work impossible, so that, for the sake of regaining his health, he
went to Europe in December of that year and spent two and a half years abroad. For the
greater part of the time he was located in Spain, which country he chose on account of its
sunshine and its general cheering and stimulating climate. While in Spain he says he had
three serious set-backs in the way of health. One of them occurred at Seville, which was a
matter for the surgeon. Another was the disease of scarlet fever at that place, which, he writes
came near putting him under the ground, and the third, the effects of which he still suffers
from, was a fall one dark night of some twenty feet or more into a gap of the then existing
sea wall of the city of Barcelona. This occurred in August, 1879. Speaking of his fall, he
said that he was the third person who had fallen into this gap — the first person who fell
was killed instantly, and the second died within twenty-four hours after his fall — and that he
alone survives.

Chief among the pleasurable instances of his trip abroad at this time was his meeting
and traveling with General and Mrs. Grant, for some three weeks, from Cadiz to Gib-
raltar, Malaga, Grenada, back to Malaga, thence to Almoria. Alicante, Carthagena, Valen-
cia and Barcelona, being their table companion, and the only walking companion of the General
most of that time. He states that the kindness of both the General and his wife to him he shall
never forget, especially their kindness in having him included in all invitations to them-
selves; that he came to know the General quite intimately from his informal talks and walks
with him in his unofficial life.

He writes : " Instead of a reserved ' silent ' man, I found General Grant an admirable
conversationalist, talking by the hour where the subject demanded it, and yet always so sim-
ple and unaffectedly true to his discourse and bearing, so thoroughly and sincerely American
in all his ideas and ways, that he kindled in me a spirit of 'hero worship' towards himself
that I had supposed it impossible for me to entertain towards any man."

He returned to this country in the latter part of 1880, and has resided since that time till
1889, in New Haven, Conn., attending to his father's estate and the management of his prop-
erty, indulging in literary pursuits and philosophical research.

The Secretary received the following letter from him just before the last class reunion:

"June 9th, 1897.
" Mv Dear Morse :

"It is to my great regret that I shall be unable to be present at our Trigintennial

" You desire me to write you the maiden name of my mother in full. It was Catharine
Helena Jay. On her death in September, 1889, our home in New Haven was broken up, and


since then I have been homeless, being obliged, by reason of pulmonary trouble, to travel and
live for a large part of the time in health resorts.

"In January, 1894, while trying to pass a Winter in New York, I suffered a nearly
fatal attack of hydro-pneumo-thorax, with a complete collapse of one lung. My illness con-
fined me to my bed for four months, when I was able to go to Lakewood, New Jersey, with my
sister, and, after some weeks of life in a wheel chair, to Lake Mohunk, New York.

" In these two places we have lived ever since — Mohunk in the Summers and Lakewood
in the Winters — with great benefit in health to both of us.

" In response to your request to send a photograph of myself as I now look, I forward
you two 'amateur' likenesses, taken in Lakewood this May, and trust one of them may answer
your purpose, as I have not had any other photographs of myself taken for many years.

" Although thrown out of active life, as I have been, for such a long period of time, I
continue to take an appreciative and hearty interest in the useful careers of our old college
friends, and it is with a deep sense of disappointment that I have to forego the pleasure of
being with you on the 29th and giving in person to my classmates a sincere and fraternal

" With the kindest recollections and the best of wishes for yourself and all of the Class
of '67, I am. Very cordially yours, John Jay Du Bois."

To Wm. H. Morse, Class Secretary, '67.


Linonia, Delta Kappa, Psi Upsilon and Skull and Bones, 2nd prize English Composition
second term Sophomore, and third prize third term Sophomore. Yale Lit. Editor. First



Albert Elijah Dunning, son of Elijah Starr and Abigail (Beach) Dunning, was born
at Brookfield, Conn., January 5th, 1844. Was fitted for College under a private tutor.

His father, Elijah Starr Dunning, was not a College man, but a farmer. His ancestry
on the paternal side dates back to one of two brothers, who came to Connecticut in 1836, and
lived in Fairfield County. His ancestry on the maternal side goes back to Captain David
Beach, an officer in the Revolutionary Army, and a member of the Society of the Cincinnati.
He has inherited membership in that Society from him.

Immediately after graduation he entered Andover Theological Seminary, from which he
graduated in 1870 and became the first pastor of the Highland Congregational Church, Bos-
ton, Mass. He remained there till 1881, when he was elected Secretary of the Congregational
Sunday School and Publishing Society, with headquarters in Boston, Mass. From that posi-
tion he came, in 1889, to be the editor of the '"Congregationalist." He has been a member


of the business firm of W. L. Greene & Co., publishers of the "Congregationalist," since May
2, 1889. In 1889 he resigned the position as Secretary of the Congregational
Sunday School and Publishing Society, and became the editor of the "Congrega-
tionalist," which position he now holds. He has represented the Congregational
churches of the United States on the International Sunday School Lesson Committee since
1884. He was re-elected last year for a term of six years. He was a delegate to the World's
Congregational Council in London in 1891. In 1895 he conducted a party on an extensive
journey through Egypt. Palestine and along the shores of Asia Minor, visiting Athens, Con-
stantinople and other cities of Eastern Europe. Last year he conducted a pilgrimage to
shrines in England and Holland of interest to Congregationalists, and received many atten-
tions from public officials, clergy, etc., in London and other cities. He has traveled abroad
four times within the last ten years, and has published two or three books, including one
volume of Bible studies republished in England and translated into the Tamil language; also
a History of Congregationalists in America.

He is the first member of the Class of '67 to have a son graduate from Yale. He is now
an instructor in Semitic languages in the graduate department of the University.

His mother's maiden name was Abigail Beach, and through her, as she had no brothers,
he inherited membership in the Society of the Cincinnati, the Connecticut Chapter of which
was revived a few years ago ; was married at Kingston, N. Y., to Harriet W. Weed, Decem-
ber 4, 187.0.^^ .^

^ ^ ;? - CHILDREN.

Hslffy ^Westbrook, born December 7th, 1871. Boston, Mass.

Morton Dexter, born December 14th, 1872, Boston, Mass.

Albert Beach, born July 31st, 1875, Boston, Mass.

Emily Beekman, born June 21st. 1881, Boston, Mass.

Harry Westbrook graduated at Yale in the Class of '94, and is a member of its Faculty,
being Instructor in the Semitic languages.

Morton Dexter graduated from Amherst College in the Class of '96. He is a theological
student in the Senior year in Hartford Seminary.

Albert Beach is a student in Harvard University, in his second year.

Emily Beekman is a student in the Boston Latin School.


Linonia, Psi Upsilon and Skull and Bones; ist prize English Composition second term
Sophomore, 2nd prize Engli h Composition third term Sophomore, Townsend, Dissertation.
Yale Lit.



Henry Turner Eddy, eldest son of Rev. Henry (Yale, 1832, and Andover Seminary) and
Sarah Hay ward (Torrey) Eddy, was born at Stoughton, Mass., June 9th, 1844.

He fitted for College at the North Bridgewater Academy, Brockton, Mass., and entered
the Class of 1867 in 1863.

At the time of Eddy's birth, his father. Rev. Henry Eddy, was pastor of the Congrega-
tional Church at Stoughton, Mass., and his mother, Sarah H. (Torrey) Eddy, was a graduate
of Mt. Holyoke Seminary, and had been teacher of Mathematics under Mary Lyon.

Henry Eddy graduated from Yale College in the Class of 1832. He was the second son
of Thomas and Abi (Lewis) Eddy, and was born in that part of New Britain, Conn., now
called Berlin, October ist, 1805, and died in North Bridgewater (now Brockton), Mass.,
September 23rd, 1872, aged 67.


He studied Theology for one or two years, after graduating, at Andover Theological
Seminary, and then continued his studies in the Yale Theological Seminary. He was or-
dained. February i6th, 1836. pastor of the Congregational Church at West Granville. Mass.,
from which charge he was dismissed. September 25th, :83Q. He was installed over the Con-
gregational Church at Stoughton. ?klass.. November 4th. 1840. and dismissed in 1844. He
then supplied for two years the pulpit of the Congregational Church in Turner. Me., and was
next settled for two years over a church in Kennebunkport in the same State. At this time,
finding that his voice was failing, he thought it best to prepare himself for another profession,
and while supplying the church at North Guilford. Conn, (from January. 1849. to March.
1851), studied medicine in New Haven, and received the degree of M. D. from Yale College
in 1851. From that date until his death he resided in North Bridgewater. Mass.. at first
practicing medicine, but after a few years engaged in farming and in business growing out
of inventions of his own and the patent rights connected with them.

He married, first. Cornelia, daughter of Rev. Luke Wood, of Clinton. Conn.. January 25th,
1836. She died February 6th. 1842. leaving one daughter, Cornelia, who died March 24th.
1893. aged 53 years 8 months. He married for his second wife ^liss Sarah H. Torrey. of
North Bridgewater. Mass.. August 23rd. 1843. His two sons, Henry T. and Willard. were
graduates of Yale College in 1867 and 1870.

He attended Yale College and Sheffield Scientific School. New Haven. Conn.. 1863-68;
Cornell University. Ithaca. N. Y.. 1869-73 : University of Berlin and Physikalische Institute,
Fall Seme ter. 1879: Sorbonne and College de France. Paris. Spring Semester. 1880.

The Academic Honors won by him are as follows :

Three first prizes in Mathematics and the Senior Math. Medal at Yale; A. B., Yale, 1867;
Ph. B., Yale S. S. S.. 1868: A. M.. Yale, 1870; C. E., Cornell University, 1870; Ph. D.. Cor-
nell University. 1872: LL.D., Center College. 1892.

He was instructor in Field Work, Yale S. S. S.. third term, 1867-68; in Latin and Mathe-
matics. University of Tennessee. 1868-69; Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Civil En-
gineering. Cornell University. 1869-73; Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, Princeton College.
N. J.. 1873-74; Professor of Astronomy. Mathematics and Civil Engineering. University of
Cincinnati. 1874-90; Professor of Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 1894.

Subjects of instruction were: Railroad Surveying. Yale .S. S. S. ; Latin. Algebra and
Geometry. Universitj' of Tennessee ; Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry, Calculus. Astron-
omy and Railroad Survejing. Cornell University; Algebra. Geometry. Descriptive Geometry
and Calculus. Princeton College; Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Water Supply Engi-
neering, Theory of Structures, Calculus. Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics,
Cincinnati University ; Mechanics and German. Rose Polytechnic Institute ; Theoretical and
Applied Mechanics, Thermodynamics. Theory of Steam and Gas Engines, of Ice Machines
and of Turbines, of Dynamos and Motors, and of Alternating Currents. University of


Author of "Analytical Geometry," Philadelphia, 1874; "Researches in Graphical
Statistics," New York, 1878; "Thermodynamics," New York, 1879; "Neue Constructionen
aus der Grapeschen Statik," Lepzig, 1880; "Maximum Stresses under Concentrated Loads."
New York, 1890, and many papers in scientific and technical journals.

Member of Am. Phil. Soc, Philadelphia ; .Am. .Assoc. Ad. Sci. ; Am. Math. Soc. ; Soc.
Prom. Eng. Ed.; Phi Beta Kappa (Yale Chapter) ; Sigma Xi (Cornell Chapter;.

He was Dean of Academic Faculty, University of Cincinnati, 1874-77 and 1884-89; Act-
ing President. University of Cincinnati. 1890 ; President-Elect, University of Cincinnati, 1890 ;
President of Rose Polytechnic Institute, Terre Haute, Ind., 1891-94; Vice-President of Am.
Assoc. Advance Sci. for Mathematics and Physics, 1884; President, Soc. for Promoting Eng.
Education, 1896.

Was married to Isabella E. Taylor, New Haven. Conn., January 4th, 1870.


Ruth Elizabeth, born September 20th, 1871, Ithaca, N. Y.

Horace Taylor, born April 25th, 1874, Princeton, N. J.

Esther Mabel, born July 20th, 1876, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Beatrice Emogene, born December loth, 1886, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Helen Frances, born July 23, 1888, Guilford, Conn. (Sachem's Head).

Ruth Elizabeth studied two years at the University of Cincinnati, 1889-91, and two years
at Vassar, 1891-93, where she graduated, receiving the degree of \. B. She is now studying
Bacteriology, Giemistry, etc., for a Ph. D. at the University of Minnesota.

Horace Taylor for College at the Franklin School, Cincinnati, and entered Rose
Polytechnic Institute at Terre Haute, Ind., in 1891 ; after completing three years there, he
was admitted to the Senior Class of the University of Minnesota in 1894, graduating in 1895
with the degree of B. E. C. In 1896 he received the degree of Electrical Engineer. He has
recently entered the testing department of the Genl. Electrical Co. at Schenectady, N. Y.

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