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Esther Mabel prepared for College at the Coates College, Terre Haute, Ind., entering in
1894, and is now in her Senior year.

Beatrice Emogene and Helen Frances are studying at home.

Every member of the family has been in excellent health during the whole of their lives.

Willard Eddy, the youngest brother of Henry Turner Eddy, who was born in 1845 at
Turner. Me., graduating at Yale in 1870 (A. B.), LL.B. at Albany, N. Y., is practicing
law at Hartford, Conn.


Brothers. Gamma Nu. Oration.




Charles Samuel Elliot, son of Samuel Hays (Union College) and Marcia Lauretta
(Harvey) Elliot, was born at VVoodbridge, Conn., December 31st, 1846.

He fitted for Yale under E. C. Hall at New Haven, Conn., and entered the class of '67 in
July, 1863.

His father was of English stock, and a Clergyman by profession. On his mother's side,
the Harveys were among the early settlers of Jamestown, N. Y.

After graduating he was connected with the U. S. Mail service for a few months. In
March, 1868, he became one of the editors of the New Haven "Palladium." In 1871 he went
to Boston, Mass., and was Assistant Editor of the "Post" until December, 1872; the following
Spring, in the month of April, he accepted the Managing Editorship of the New Haven
"Journal and Courier," which position he held until 1878. In January, 1875, he was engaged
as chorister and organist at Trinity Church, New Haven. Went to Europe, September, 1878,


and was there two years. Resided principally in Paris, studying music. Was organist of the
American Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity while there. Returned to this country in
1880, and took up his residence at New London, Conn., teaching music and being organist of
St. James' Church at that place.

Left New London, January- ist. 1883, and the same year took up his residence at Wash-
ington, D. C. where he was engaged in literary, musical and editorial work. Until January,
1888, was the Washington correspondent of the New York "Commercial Advertiser,"' the
Philadelphia "Evening Telegraph," and Boston "Congregationalist."

During the years 1885-86 he wrote and delivered in Washington, D. C, Boston, New
Haven, New London and other places, a series of lectures on musical subjects, which were
well received.

In 1888 he became Assistant Editor of the New York "Commercial Advertiser," residing
m New York City when that paper passed into other hands. In January, 1891, he became
editor of the "American Exporter." In December, 1892, he again engaged in newspaper work
in Washington, D. C, on the "News" and the "Post" of that city until January 1st, 1895. when
he removed to New York, and established the -Musical Publishing House of Charles S. Elliot
& Co., 156 Fifth Avenue. New York City, which also acts as American Agent for the Lon-
don (England) Music Publishing House of Dr. Charles Vincent.

He has crossed the Atlantic several times on business connected with this enterprise, and
in February, 1897, accepted a proposal from Dr. Vincent to go to London and assume the
management of his business establishment there during his ab.sence in Australia. In 1896
he was elected one of the founders of the American Guild of Organists, and while in London
was cho;en Secretary' of the " Light Reading Club."


Brothers, Delta Kappa, Delta Beta Chi, D. K. E. Spade and Grave. Honorary Wolfs
Head 1892. First Dispute.



James Greeley Flanders, son of Walter Powers Flanders (Dartmouth, 1831) and Susan
Everett (Greeley) Flanders, was born at New London, N. H.. Deceml^er 13th, 1844. He
fitted for College at Phillips Exeter Academy under Gideon L. Soule, and entered the Class of
'67 in the Fall of 1863.

His father studied and practiced law at New London, N. H., till 1848, when he removed
to Wisconsin, locating in Milwaukee, and there died in 1883. He did not follow his pro
fession, the Law, but engaged largely in Real Estate.

James Flanders, his father, and the grandfather of our classmate, was a distinguished
lawyer and legislator in New London, N. H. He was born in 1740, and died in 1820. He
was a prominent figure in the military and civil life of the Colonies during the Revolution;
both he and his son were members of the Legislature of New Hampshire for several terms.


On his mother's side he is descended from the Greeleys of Newburyport, Mass. Jona-
than Greeley, her father, was a prominent and distinguished man during the period in which
he lived, and his daughter, Susan Everett, died in 1888 in Milwaukee, Wis.

After graduating he studied Law one year at his home in Milwaukee, then entered the
Senior Class in Columbia Law School, where he graduated, and was admitted to the Bar in
May, 1869. Became a member of the firm of Davis & Flanders July i, 1868, which firm be-
came Butler, Davis & Flanders, April i, 1875. Formed the firm of Flanders & Gray, Janu-
ary 1st, 1877. Was appointed a member of the Board of School Commissioners of Milwaukee
for a term of two years, from May ist, 1875-77. Was elected a member of the Assembly
of the State of Wisconsin, November 7, 1876, for the year 1877, as a Democrat, and served
during the last session, and was a member of the Judiciary Committee.

In April, 1878, the law firm of Flanders & Bottom was formed.

He was elected by the State Democratic Convention a Delegate-at-Large to the Demo-
cratic Convention in Chicago in July, 1896.

He attended that Convention. The delegation having been instructed by the State Con-
vention to oppose any platform with a silver plank, nearlj- all the delegates obeyed instruc-
tions. He was not able to accept or vote for the Chicago platform or its nominees, and was
later sent as a Delegate-at-Large to the Indianapolis Convention in September, 1896.

His law firms have been as follows : Davis & Flanders, 1869-74 ; Butler, Davis & Flanders,
1874-76; Flanders & Bottom, 1877-88; Winkler. Flanders, Smith. Bottom & Vilas, 1888 to

He married 'Slary C. H. Fairchild, June 18, 1873, at Milwaukee, Wis.


Robert Haney, born May 15th, 1874, Milwaukee, Wis. ; died August 8th, 1874, Milwaukee,

Charlotte Bartlett, born June 3rd, 1876, Milwaukee, Wis.

Kent, born December 3rd, 1878, Milwaukee, Wis.

Grace, born November 27th, 1880, Milwaukee, Wis. ; died June 8th, 1881, Milwaukee,

Roger Yale, born November 12th, 1882, Milwaukee, Wis.

Charlotte B. attended for some years the Misses Masters' School at Dobbs Ferry, N. Y.

Kent is studying at Phillips Exeter Academy.

Roger Yale is a student in the Milwaukee High School.

The success of our 30th Anniversary was largely due to the efforts of our Classmate,
who acted so ably as at the dinner.


Brothers, Gamma Nu and Alpha Delta Phi. Took the 3rd prize in Brothers Freshman
Prize Debate and the ist prize Junior year. Took 3rd prize in English Composition second
term Sophomore and ist prize in Declamation third term Sophomore. Dissertation.



*James Matthew Gamble, son of James Gamble and Elizabeth (Brenneman) Gamble,
was born at Jersey Shore, Pa., September gth, 1845.

He fitted for College at the West Branch High School under A. Donleavy Long, and
entered the Class of '67 in the Summer of '6.3.

After a long and painful illness James M. Gamble, Esq., died at his cottage at Eagle's
Mere, July i6th. 1.S88. He had suffered much for a number of years, and spent several
Winters in the South for the benefit of his health. He was the second son of the late Hon.
James Gamble, who was Presiding Judge of this judicial di.strict (Williamsport, Pa.) for ten
years, and was born at Jersey Shore September 9th, 1845. He received a good education, and
graduated at Yale in 1867. Soon after leaving College he began the study of Law with
his father, and was admitted to the Lycoming County Bar in May, 1870. He entered into
partnership with Hon. R. P. Allen, and the law firm of Allen & Gamble was formed, which


continued until about 1880. At that time, owing to poor health, he retired from the firm, and
afterwards lived a retired life.

When his health would permit it, Mr. Gamble was an active member of society, and
took a deep interest in whatever was calculated to improve and benefit the city of his adop-
tion. On the 1st of January, 1875, he was chosen Superintendent of Finley Sunday School,
en Anthony Street, which, under his management, grew to be one of the largest and most
prosperous Sunday Schools in the city. It is connected with the First Pre - >byterian Church.
After filling the office for about ten years he retired. He was also an elder in the First
Presbj'lerian Church for five years, and always took a deep interest in its welfare, and par-
ticularly in the erection of the present elegant building.

A few years ago he served for one term as a member of the Select Council from the
Second Ward. He was also President of the Williamsport Water Company, a Director of
the Williamsport Passenger Railway Company, a Director of the Bald Eagle Valley Railroad
Company, a Director of the Lycoming National Bank, one of the executors of his father's
estate, executor of the will of John A. Gamble, and executor of the will of Matthew Gamble.

Among his last acts was his financial assistance and supervision of the erection of a
chapel at Eagle's Mere, which was dedicated on Sunday, July 15th, 1887, by Rev. Dr. Web-
ster and Rev. Dr. Nisbitt. It was one of his most earnest desires to be present at this
dedication, and during Sunday afternoon he listened to an account of the dedication services
with the liveliest interest and pleasure. After the dedication he partook of communion at his

His death was calm and peaceful, and up to within two hours of that time he retained
consciousness. The body was brought down to Hall's on a special train, and then put
aboard the Philadelphia and Reading regular train. The funeral took place Thursday
morning. July 19th, 1887, from his residence on Mulberry Street.

Many of his relatives and friends were present at his death.

He married Mary L. White, of Williamsport, Pa., on October 21st, 1875.


Martha White, born November i6th, 1876, Williamsport. Pa.

Elizabeth, born September 4th, 1878. Williamsport. Pa. ; died February 27th, 1880. Wil-
liamsport, Pa.

Isabel White, born July 3rd, 1880, Williamsport, Pa.

James, born December 19th, 1882, Williamsport, Pa.

John Armstrong, born November 24th, 1886, Williamsport, Pa, ; died March i6th, 1888.
Williamsport. Pa.

Martha and Isabel have been educated at St. Timothy's School, Catonsville. Md. The
former graduated in 1896. the other graduating in '98.

James is attending the Cheshire Academy at Cheshire, Conn., preparing for Yale.


Linonia. Delta Kappa. Alpha Delta Phi and Spade and Grave. Second Colloquy.


CHARLES HOLMES GOODMAN. Holmes Goodman, son of Edmund Otis and Clarissa (Holmes) Goodman, was
born at Rochester, N. Y., August 8th, 1844.

He fitted for College under W. C. Wilcox, of St. Louis, Mo., and entered the Class of
'67 in the Summer of 1863.

His father. Edmund Otis Goodman, was a merchant ; his people came from Massachu-
setts, and he can trace his descent in a straight line from the Pilgrim Fathers. His grand-
father was the leading physician of South Hadley Falls. Mass., for many years until his
death. His mother's ancestors came from Litchfield. Conn., and settled in Rochester, N. Y.,
where they were merchants and manufacturers.

Has been engaged, since graduation, in the study and practice of medicine. Took the
degree of M. D. at the Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., March 4, 1869. He
then removed to his home in St. Louis, Mo., where he has been practicing his profession with


good success. Is a member of the American Institute of Homeopathy; Professor of Theory
and Practice in the Homeopathic Medical College of Missouri, 1882-84; Editor of the "Ho-
meopathic News," and a contributor to the "Homeopathic Medical Press."

He married Mary Scott, of St. Louis, Mo., on February i8th, 1873. She died August
t2th, 1885.


Scott, born January 24th, 1874, St. Louis, Mo. ; died January 19th, 1883, St. Louis, Mo.
Charles E., born January 19th. 1876, St. Louis, Mo.
Charles E. graduated from Yale in the Class of '98.

On February 28th, 1899, our Classmate was married to Mrs. Ellen F. Duke, of St. Louis,


Linonia, Delta Kappa, Phi Theta Psi, Psi Upsilon and Scroll and Key. Spoonman. First




William Henry Goodyear, son of Charles and Clarissa (Beecher) Goodyear, was born
at New Haven, Conn., April 2ist, 1846.

He fitted for College (Yale) at Genl. Russell's School in New Haven, Conn., and en-
tered the Class of '67 in the Fall of 1863.

His father was the discoverer of the vulcanization of India Rubber, and creator of the
India Rubber industry.

Stephen Goodyear, an ancestor, was the first Governor of the Connecticut colony.

The following is from his own pen. In 1897 he writes:

As regards residence, I went to Germany after graduation, and studied History and the
History of Art for two years at the Universities of Berlin and Heidelberg. A third year
abroad was spent partly in Germany, partly in the East and in Italy. I was able while in


Syria to visit the East Jordan Country and the Hauran — a territory remarkable for its
Roman ruins and rarely seen by travelers. Since returning to America in 1870 I have always
lived in New York.

As regards occupation, I began teaching History and the History of Art in the New
York Young Ladies' Schools in 1871. After 1874 I gave up teaching School Classes for classes
in lecturing on the same subjects. I was employed as Lecturer in various Schools and Semi-
naries, and lectured also to private classes of adults and occasionally in public. I have lec-
tured as far West as Chicago, as far East as Mt. Holyoke Seminary, and as far South as Bal-
timore. Outside of New York 1 was constantly employed in Philadelphia. On two occa-
sions I have given courses in the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, a number of courses in the
.Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and I held official appointments from the Philadelphia
School of Design and from the Cocper Institute in New York.

In 1882 I was made a Curator in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the duties of this
office have since then taken up most of my time, although I still give lectures occasionally.

As regards publications. I wrote some few essays and reviews for the "Independent" in
1873 and 1874. In 1874 I published in "Scribner's Magazine" of August some original dis-
coveries made in Pisa and relating to optical refinements in Medieval Architecture, under the
title "A Lost Art." In 1876 I publi.«hed in "Lippincott's Magazine" an article on the second
part of Goethe's "Faust." In the same year I published in the New York "World" a scheme
of voting reform, under the title of the "Quota Vote,"

In 1885 I published an "Ancient and Modem History," an illustrated school text-book
(William H. Sadler & Co., N. Y.), which sells about 3.000 copies a year and promises large
editions. I have now in press for A. S. Barnes & Co. an illustrated compendium of the
History of Art. In 1885 I published an essay on "Ancient Glass" in the "American Journal
of Archaeology," and its forthcoming issue will contain my discovery of the dev^opment of
the Greek Decorative Art from the Egyptian lotus motive, under the title "Egj'ptian Origin
of the Ionic Capital and of the Anthemion."

In a letter received by the Secretary, May 27th, 1897, he writes:

It gives me pleasure to an wer your circular and to mention the following particulars :

In the last ten years I have written five books, which have been published, as follows:
"History of A-rt." now in two volumes, A. S. Barnes, Publi.sher; "Grammar of the Lotus,"
Samson Low, Publisher; "Roman and Medieval Art" and "Renaissance and Modern Art,"
Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle. Publisher; "Ancient and Modern History," W.
H. Sadler, Publisher.

In the "Grammar of the Lotus" I have announced a new theory of the origin of classic
ornament which has met opposition as well as acceptance, but none of the main results have
been antagonized by any expert in Greek ornament.

In 1895 the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences raised $1,500 to pay the expenses
of an expert in surveying and photography, to spend five months in a survey of the Italian
Cathedrals under my directions.


I paid my own expenses on this trip. Its results are now being published by the
"Architectural Record Quarterly Magazine." They are approved by Prof. Charles Eliot
Norton, of Harvard, as making a new departure in the study of medieval architecture.

I have discovered the use in Italian Cathedrals of curves and other optical refinements
hitherto presumed to have been known only to the Greeks.

In 1891 I discovered curves in the Roman Temple, known as the Maison Caree, at
Nismes, in Southern France. The facts as published by the Smithsonian Institution have been
generally accepted. This is the first discovery of curves in a Roman Temple.

In 1892 I was invited to read a Paper before the Egyptian Section of the Oriental Con-
gress at London, and went there for that purpose.

In 1896 I was invited by the Liverpool Local Committee to read a Paper at a Conver-
sazione of the Association for the Advancement of Science, meeting at Liverpool, and
went over for that purpose.

In 1891 I went to Egpyt and discovered there curves in certain P2gyptian temples. The
results have been accepted and published by the Smithsonian Institution.

Within a few weeks I have received an appointment from the University of Chicago as
Professorial Lecturer on the University Extension Stafif, said appointment being for the three
last months of this year.

Otherwise I have spent my time during the last few years in lecture work on the History
of Art and Civilization, giving courses for the American University B^xtension Society of
Philadelphia; for the University Extension Department of the New York Board of Regents;
for the Teachers' College. N. Y. ; for the New York Board of Education ; for the Brooklyn
Institute, and various other organizations.

Allow me to compliment and appreciate the patriotic and disinterested spirit which has
prompted you so long to guard the interests and history of our class.

Faithfully yours,

Wm. H. Goodyear.

In January, 1899, he was appointed Curator of the Collections in Fine Arts at the
Brooklyn Institute Museum Building.

His first wife was Miss Sarah Sanford, of Cleveland, Ohio, whom he married June 30th,
1871. She died January loth, 1878, without issue. His second wife was Miss Nellie F. M.
Johnes, of New York, whom he married on February ist, 1879, by whom he has had five


Mary Lord, born October 31st, 1879, New York City.
Catherine F., born March i8th, 1881, New York City.
Charles Wm. H.. born June 3rd, 1883. New York City.
Jane Eleanor, born November 29th. 1884, New York City.
Rosalie Heaton, born July 12th, 1886, New York City.


Mary Lord was married to W. ^lilton Graham in May, 1897.

He was married Januarj' ist, 1897, to Mrs. ^lary Katharine Covert. There is no issue of
this marriage.


Linonia, Delta Kappa. Phi Theta Psi. Psi Upsilon and Scroll and Key; took 3rd prize
Sophomore Prize Debate in Linonia, First Colloquy.



*Thomas Greenwood, son of Walter and Eunice (Thurston) Greenwood, was born at
Providence, R. I., November 27th, 1842.

He fitted for College at Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., and entered the Class
at the commencement of the Junior year. Was in "66 Freshman and Sophomore years.

His father was a merchant in the wooden-ware business in Providence, R. I. His
mother, who was living in '95, was then in her 88th year.

After graduation he taught a year, 1867-68, in Gambier, Ohio ; one year in Westchester,
N. Y., 1868-69; four years, 1869-73, in Jersey City, N. J. Was admitted to the New York Bar
in 1872. Practiced Law from 1873 to 1878, when he entered the U. S. District Attorney's
Office as Assistant Attorney, which position he held at the time of his death.

On February ist, 1894, he complained of pain in his stomach, which troubled him more
or less till the middle of May, when he ceased attending the office. The last day he went


out was on the 28th of May ; from that day till his death he was confined to his bed from
cancer of the stomach.

He was married February ist, 1893, to ^lary A. McDermott, of New York City, by the
Rt. Rev. Henry H. Weyman, in the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, 59th Street and Ninth
Avenue. New York City. He had no children. He died June 3rd, 1894. at New York City.


Brothers, Gamma Nu and Alpha Delta Phi. Oration.

In the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, for the Second Circuit, on motion to
adjourn Court, owing to the death of Thomas Greenwood, late Assistant United States Dis-
trict Attorney :

Mr. Henry C. Platt: May it please the Court. It is my sad duty to announce the death
of Thomas Greenwood, a member of the Bar of twenty-two years' standing, a familiar figure
in all the branches of the Federal Courts of this District as an Assistant United States At-

Mr. Gretnwood was a native of Rhode Island, a graduate of Yale College of the Class of
1867, and was admitted to the Bar in this city in 1872. Prior to his appointment as an As-
sistant he was connected with the office of the United States .\ttorney for some nine years,
so that he filled out a continuous public service of seventeen 3'ears, and during all that time
he was faithful and efficient in the performance of the duties assigned to him, and as your
Honors are well aware, he was an able and experienced assistant in the defense of Govern-
ment suits in the line of duty to which his talents and time were devoted. He always
seemed to make the Government's cause his own, and he fought its battles with ingenuity
and with great pertinacity. He continued his labors up to within two weeks of the time of his
death, against the protest of his friends and associates in the office, who were solicitous of his
failing health, and who urged him to take the necessary rest and recuperation. It may be
well said of him that he died at his post of duty, and it seems to me such faitlifulness and
devotion to duty, as was evidenced in the career of Mr. Greenwood, deserves some recogni-
tion from the Bench as well as the Bar at this time, and I therefore ask that this Court pause
long enough in the press of public business in order that some recognition of his death may
be entered upon the records of this Court, which motion I now make.

Mr. Stephen G. Clarke : In behalf erf the Bar. and more particularly in behalf of that
class of cases in which Mr. Greenwood was engaged, I desire to second that motion, and I
endorse every word Mr. Platt has said. Mr. Greenwood was a man of unequaled industry
and faithful to his duties: and. without detaining the Court. I do not know that I can pay a
higher tribute to the memory of our departed friend than to say that in the sphere of life
wherein he labored he performed his whole duty.

Mr. William Wickham Smith : During the past seven years I have been very closely
associated with Mr. Greenwood, the first half of that time being connected with him in the


office of the United States Attorney, and the latter half contending against him on the other
side of the Bar; and I cannot let this opportunity go by without bearing testimony to the fact
that I have never known a more diligent, faithful, and conscientious public official than
Thomas Greenwood was. He was not brilliant, he made no claim to showy accomplishments,
but whatever his task was he performed it with the most painstaking fidelity, and I think
your Honors will remember that when he had a case to present to the Court he left no source
unexplored for argument or authority which might enable the Court to pronounce its judg-
ment. He made no effort to take advantage of his opponents. He was not anxious for the
mere glory of winning cases, but he discharged his duty by presenting everything he could for
the enlightenment of the Court, letting the result take care if itself. I think that so modest

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