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Adee, was born in New York City, April nth, 1847. He fitted for College at the preparatory
School of Brainerd T. Harrington, Westchester, N. Y., and entered Yale with the Class of
'67 in the fall of 1863.

George Townsend Adee. his father, was a dry-goods merchant, being a member of the
firm of Adee, Timpson & Co., New York City. He afterwards, in the year 1869, became
Vice-President of the Bank of Commerce at 31 Nassau Street, New York City,

He is a descendant of John Adee, one of the early settlers of Rye, Westchester County.
N. Y. ; also of Henry Townsend, one of the Townsend brothers, the original settlers of the
town of Oyster Bay, Long Island. They had been driven out of Massachu.setts ibout 1640
by the Puritans, who denied them liberty to preach and live according to their religious con-
victions. His grandfather, Philip Henry, was a soldier in the War of 1812.


His uncle, Alvey Adee, Yale 1821, was Fleet Surgeon in the U. S. Navy for many
years until his death.

Adee was a prominent athlete while in College, being bow-oar on our Class Crew, Cap-
tain of the Glyuna Boat Club, bow-oar of the Glyuna Shell Crew that rowed the Harbor
course in the fastest time on record. Fleet Captain of the Yale Navy, Secretary of the Yale
Baseball Club, pitcher on our Class nine, winner and holder of the Champion Single Sculling
Cup, and bow-oar on the University Crew. Socially he was very popular with his fellows,
being one of the nine "cocks" or spoonmen of his class.

No member of any Class that ever graduated from Yale has been more devoted to pure
athletics than he has, and no one has done more to raise the standard of Yale in her contests.
He stands out prominently in this respect.

After graduation he resided in Westchester until 1885. when he removed to Bartow,
N. Y., where he still resides.

He graduated from the Columbia Law School in May, 1870. and since that time has been
engaged in the care of estates and the practice of law.

For many years he devoted his best efforts at considerable personal sacrifice toward help-
ing Yale win honorable victory in her athletic contests. Since 1895, however, the accumu-
lating pressure of private affairs and business and professional duties have absorbed his time
and compelled him to give up further active participation in the work, councils and re-
sponsibilities of College athletics, after about one-third of a century of arduous service. But,
although no longer an active worker, he maintains a lifelong interest in everything pertain-
ing to Yale, not forgetting her athletics.

He has been president of the University Athletic Club, 1892-1896; Vice-President Yale
Alumni Association. 1893-1894. and President of Yale Alumni Association, 1897-1898; Chair-
man Building Committee. Yale Gymnasium ; Director Yale Alumni University Fund Asso-
ciation. 1895-1897; Member Governing Board Country Club, Westchester, 1888-1893.

He is the same genial, courteous gentleman that he was while in College (and the
Class thinks he never was out of College) and one of the best all-round athletes in his time
that Yale ever produced.

He was married on December 6th. 1871. to Adelaide Palmer Stanton, of Stonington.
Conn., a Puritan girl of direct descent from Thomas Stanton, an English officer, engineer
and interpreter, one of the original settlers of Stonington. Conn. ; also from John Alden and
Priscilla Mullins, of the Mayflower. Her uncle. Capt. Nathaniel B. Palmer, discovered
Palmer's Land in the Antarctic Circle.

Ellen Louise, born September 21st, 1872, Westchester, N. Y.
George Townsend, born January 4th, 1874, Stonington, Conn.
Charles Stanton, born April i8th. 1875. Westchester. N. Y.
Juliet Stanton, born January 3d. 1881. Westchester, N. Y.


George Townsend prepared for Yale at B. T. Harrington's School, Westchester, and
graduated at Yale in 1895. He is now in the Banking House of Cuyler, Morgan & Co., New
York City. He played on the 'Varsity football teams of 1893-1894 and 1894- 1895 as quarter-
back, and was President of the Yale University Boat Club in 1895.

In the Spring of 1898, during the Spanish War, he volunteered as a private in Troop A,
N. Y. Vol. Cavalry, and served in Porto Rico in a picked detail from that troop, attached to
Troop B, U. S. Reg. Cavalry, under Gen. Guy Henry until hostilities ceased. He was after-
wards taken very ill with typhoid fever in Northern Porto Rico, but was brought North on
the Relief, and recovered in New York later.

Charles Stanton prepared for Yale at B. T. Harrington's School, and also at the Hotch-
kiss School, Lakeville, Conn. He entered the Class of 1897, but left voluntarily, in his Junior
year, to go into business, and is now stock clerk with the banking firm of Redmond, Kerr &
Co., 41 Wall Street, New York City.


Linonia, Delta Kappa, Delta Beta Chi, D. K. E. and Scroll and Key. University Crew
1866-67. Spoon Committee.



♦Beverly Allen, son of Beverly, Sr., and Penelope (Pope) Allen, was born at St. Louis,
Mo., October 13th, 1844, and died January 26, 1876. of consumption. His father, Beverly
Allen, was a graduate of Princeton College. He adopted the practice of law as his profession
and followed it until his death. He resided in St. Louis. His paternal grandfather was
Jedediah Allen, a merchant of Richmond, Va.

His n^.other, Penelope Pope's, ancestry dates back to the days of the English kings.
Mabel Hacklakenden, who afterwards married Governor John Haynes of Massachusetts, was
the first to emigrate to this country. From her came the American descendants. His mother
was a sister of the late Major General John Pope. U. S. A.

Beverly was very popular in College, being one of the nine "cocks" or spoonmen of the

After graduation he entered the Merchants' National Bank of St. Louis, where he was
employed until his death.


A classmate writes as follows: '"It was the day preceding our first gathering as a Class
when I met Beverly Allen; both hailing from the same city, strangers until that moment,
friends always after. To-day I can feel the strength of his hand when he grasped mine at
our meeting. Those who have shaken hands with him once will never forget it. Nothing
could be more typical of his character. Few in College had an intimate acquaintance witn
him. He was not at all forward in showing the warmer side of his heart, so that by many
he was credited with a reserve and exclusiveness which did not belong to him. But, as a
fuller knowledge of him grew, the unfolding of those traits which made him especially be-
loved was exceedingly beautiful. He was not a brilliant scholar, but he filled a place in the
Class, and in the lives of many, few can ever occupy. So true was he to his friends and his
Class that his fidelity and devotion to them might be called almost his religion. In the
career of his classmates he had ever the liveliest interest, and during the latter days of his
life he frequently alluded to this and that one whose name would come up in conversation, in
the kindliest and tenderest manner. His whole life was like a quiet running stream that never
ran dry nor ever overflowed its banks, never became stormy, and was always active enough
to show its power. He reflected in the most admirable manner the changing moods of those
he mingled with, so that he seemed to have an inexhaustible supply of sympathy on which
all might draw and be filled. Almost immediately on leaving College he entered the Mer-
chants' Bank of St. Louis as teller, which place he filled until compelled to retire by illness.
Just preceding 'Triennial' he married the daughter of William Price, Esq., whom he leaves
a widow, with two bright boys. When told he could not recover, he turned to his aunt, Mrs.
Yeatman, and said : 'Don't mourn for me ; I only care for my darlings.' He said he was not
afraid to die, but was agonized at the thought of leaving his little children and myself. A few
weeks before he died he united with the Episcopal Church, and received the Holy Communion.
He loved Yale, and I have often heard him say his happiest life was spent at College. To
have his eldest boy. whom he idolized, spend four years at Yale was his highest ambition.

"It was a cold, dismal day when we carried him to Bellefontaine. The trees stood up
naked and bare against a lead colored sky. The dry leaves rustled under our feet as we
placed him in the grave, and the clods rattling down upon him awakened in our hearts mem-
ories of the bright, active, warm-hearted fellow whose quick step we heard so often in the
College yard and whose rap on our door was so welcome. Past and Present came face to
face, and melted us to tears as we turned and left in the ground that sincere, genuine gentle-
man, Beverly Allen."

He married Mary V. Price, of St. Louis, Mo., June 7th, 1870. She died January nth.


Beverly, Jr., bom April 20th, 1872, St. Louis, Mo.
William Price, born April nth. 1874, St. Louis, Mo.
Both his sons are in business in St. Louis, Mo.


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



CoRNFXius Lansing Allen, son of Cornelius Lansing Allen (Princeton, 1818) and Sarah
Hester (Russell) Allen, was born at Salem, N. Y.. August 7th, 1847. He fitted for College
at the Washington Academy under J. A. McFarland. and entered '67 in the Fall of '63. His
father was by profession a lawyer, having been District Attorney of Washington County
for nine years, from 1851-1859. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention of New
York State in 1867. His grandfather, David Allen, was a lineal descendant of Gideon Allen,
a Lieutenant of the British Army during the reign of Queen Anne. His grandmother was a
de.scendant of the early Hollanders as far back as 1720.

He graduated from the Albany Law School in 1869, and for a short time was engaged
in journalism. In 1871 he commenced the practice of law, which he continued till 1887.

During that period he held the office of Special County Judge for three consecutive terms
of four years each. Also was local Magistrate for the same length of time. For six years,


from 1881-1887, was candidate at different times for the office of Supervisor, District Attorney
and Surrogate.

On the 1st of January, 1887, he entered the employ of the Lascelles Manufacturing Co.,
in Salem, N. Y., who are engaged in manufacturing soaps and perfumery, having branch
houses in New York, Philadelphia, Bo,ston, Chicago, Omaha, Charleston, S. C, New Orleans
and Liverpool, England. For the past year or so he has been suffering from nervous prostra-
tion, which obliged him to give up all active work and seek treatment in a sanitarium. At
last accounts he was much improved.

He was married to Miss Ada L. Russell, at Salem, N. Y., January 13th, 1869, and has had
seven children, of whom four are living.


Christine Lansing, born October 20th, 1869, Salem, N. Y. ; died July i8th, 1890.

Kate Vanderheyden, born June 20th, 1871, Salem, N. Y.

Edward Cornelius, born July 14th, 1872, Salem, N. Y.

Elizabeth, born November 28th, 1874, Salem, N. Y. ; died October 6th, 1881.

David Russell, born May 29th, 1877. Salem, N. Y.

C. L. Allen. Jr., born-January 8th, 1881, Salem, N. Y. ; died April 2nd, 1882.

liella v., born July ist,' 1883, Salem, N. Y. ; died May 5th, 1886.

Constance Woolstorr, born November 25th. 1890, Salem, N. Y.

Edward Cornelius is engineer of ''The Salem Shirt Factory ;" he married, November 25th,
1891, Emma E. Stay, of Salem, N. Y.

Kate Vanderheyden was married at Troy, N. Y., April 5th. 1896, to Wilmer' S. Spicer, of
Fort Edward, N. Y.

All the children were educated at the Salem Washington Academy, though they did not


Linonia, Gamma Nu. Alpha Delta Phi, First Dispute.



James Monroe Allen, son of John and Lavina (Teel) Allen, was born at Bethlehem,
Ohio, March 14th, 1844.

Both his paternal and maternal ancestors settled in the States of New Jersey, Pennsyl-
vania and Maryland before the Revolution. His father was employed in the shipping business.
He fitted for College under George Howland at the Chicago High School and entered '67 in
the Fall of '63. After graduation he resided at Aurora, 111., until January, 1870, when he
removed to Chicago, where he studied law and was admitted to the Bar. He then traveled
South into Texas and Arkansas, finally settling at Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, where
he practiced law until December, 1874, when he removed to San Francisco, Cal., where he has
continued ever since engaged in his profession. From January ist, 1880, to 1883, he was one
of the Judges of the Superior Court. He is at present attorney for the Bank of California,
and has a large and lucrative practice. -He married in San Francisco, R. Roe, December 29th.



Harriet Elizabeth, born October 28th, 1882, San Francisco.
Ruth Marie, born February 2nd, 1884, San Francisco.
Francis Frederick, born Januar>' ist, 1886, San Francisco.
James Kirke. born March 23rd, 1889, San Francisco.
Clara Adelaide, born April loth, 1890, San Francisco.


Brothers, Gamma Nu, Alpha Delta Phi, Scroll and Key. Spoonman.



*Thomas Allyn, son of Hon. Timothy M. and Susan (Pratt) Allyn, was born at Hart-
ford, Conn., January 2nd, 1845, and died at Bonn, Germany, in August, 1882.

He fitted for College in the Hartford High School and entered the Class in the Fall of

Immediately after graduation he traveled extensively in Germany, Egypt and elsewhere.
Returning in 1869 he entered the Harvard Medical School, where he was graduated in 1872.
He then returned to his home in Hartford, Conn., when he commenced the practice of his pro-
fession. In the Spring of 1877 he wrote the Secretary that "his life was a very quiet and
uneventful one ;" that for over a year he had been more or less of an invalid. A few years
later, in 1879. he again went abroad for his health, and the Secretary next received the follow-
ing notice from "The Hartford Courant" of October 21st, 1882:



'"The family of the late T. M. Allyn has received information of the death of a son,
Thomas Allyn, who for three years past has been in Europe. No particulars have been
received other than that he was drowned in August.

"At the time of the death of T. M. Allyn, letters were forwarded to Mr. Allyn in care
of his banker in Europe, advising him of his father's death, and requesting his return to this
countr> to participate in the disposition of the estate. No replies were received. It now
appears that the proprietor of the hotel or pension where he lodged did not know of the
address of his family. Mr. Allyn' s effects were searched, and there was found a letter from a
young physician of this city. To him was sent a letter announcing Mr. Allyn's death, and
requesting the recipient to advise his family of the occurrence.

"Mr. Allyn was born in this city and was about S3 3'ears of age. He was graduated at
Yale in the Class of '67 and entered the Medical Department of Harvard College, where he
was graduatet; in 1872. After graduation he remained in this city for several years. His
health was not vigorous and he went to Europe, taking as a companion a young physician, who
returned to America a year or more ago. The deceased was a bachelor.

"The death of Mr. Allyn leaves the estate of his father, appraised at a million and a half,
to be divided between Mrs. Allyn and the three surviving sons, Major Allyn, of Chicago;
Mr. Alexander Allyn. who has an extensive farm in Wisconsin, and Mr. Robert Allyn, of this

The Secretary wrote Mr. Robert Allyn. of Hartford, Conn., for further particulars in
regard to the death of his brother, but received no answer.


Linonia, Delta Kappa, Alpha Delta Phi.



Frank Lee Baldwin, son of Pomeroy and Clara A. (Miller) Baldwin, was born
at Massillon, Ohio, July 19th, 1846. He is in the seventh generation of descent from Na-
thaniel Baldwin, who emigrated from Cholesbury, Warwickshire, England, before 1639, to
Milford, Conn. Some of his descendants settled early in Goshen, Litchfield County, Conn.

His father settled at Massillon, and was employed as a merchant in the Massillon Rolling
Mill Company. His mother was of German descent. His early education was obtained in
the public schools of Massillon, Ohio. The first two years of his college life were spent
at the Western Reserve College, Hudson, Ohio. He entered the Junior Class at Yale in 1865.
graduating with the Class in 1867. After graduation he at once began the study of law with
Alexander Bierce, of Canton, and for several months was a student in the office of Ranney
& Boiton, of Cleveland. He was admitted to the Bar at Canton. April 26th. 1869, and soon
after opened an office at Massillon, where he has since continued the practice of the law.


In ^larch, 1878, he formed a partnership with Mr. Anson Pease, under the name of
Pease & Baldwin, which continued until Mr. Pease became a Judge of the Court of Common
Pleas, February 9th, 1882. This partnership was renewed February 9th, 1892, when he left
the bench, with Otto E. Young, a former student of law under Judge Pease — the firm name
being Pease, Baldwin & Young. After the death of Judge Pease, on December i6th, 1896, he
continued the practice of the law under the name of Baldwin & Young.

Mr. Baldwin has been in many important cases, but his inclinations never led him into
the trial of causes. He has been more an office lawyer, dealing with documents, and has had
more to do with the preparation of cases for trial, with the adjustment of differences, with
the settlement of estates and with commercial and financial transactions. In many cases he
has acted as referee in matters involving long and intricate accountings. He is always de-
liberate in judgment, cautious and conservative, and having once formed an opinion or out-
lined a course of action, he holds to it most firmly. He lived with his mother, to whom he
was devotedly attached, until her death, January loth, 1892.

On June 28th, 1890, he married Annie J. Steese, only daughter of Dr. Isaac Steese, for
many years a prominent banker at Massillon. They have no children.


Linonia, Alpha Delta Phi, Honorary Wolf's Head 1895, Phi Beta Kappa, High


Henry Beach Beard, son of James and Caroline (Wood) Beard, was born at Hunt-
ington, Conn., January 25th, 1844.

He entered the Class of '66 and left it Sophomore year, entering '67 the beginning of the
Junior year, and graduating with that Class. His father was a farmer, as was also his
grandfather and great-grandfather before him. He lived in Huntington, Fairfield County,
Conn., the original ancestry of the family having emigrated from England in 1640 and settled
in Stratford, Conn.

The maternal ancestry were from Danbury, Conn. Since graduation he has lived at
Minneapolis, Minn. He spent the first four winters after graduation in the Theological Semi-
nary at New Haven, spending his summers in Minneapolis. His health being poor, he was
unable to pursue his chosen profession, and finding he required more active outdoor life, he
engaged in business.


The greater part of his life has been spent in the Insurance and Real Estate business, con-
sisting chiefly in buying city property and increasing its market value by improvements.

He was married in New Haven, Conn., June 23d, 1869, to Sarah R. Reed, and has two


Harry W., born August 19th, 1872, Minneapolis, Minn.

Minnie B., born April 25th, 1883. Minneapolis, Minn.

His son, who is now 25 years of age, prepared for Yale at the Northwestern Preparatory
School, in Minneapolis, but concluded to enter upon a business career. He is now Cashier
of the Provident Savings Life Assurance Company of New York in Minneapolis, and is un-

His daughter is attending the Baldwin Seminary at St. Paul, Minn.

His first child, a son, born in 1871, lived only a few days.






Eugene Francis Beecher, son of Edward and Isabella Porter (Jones) Beecher (Yale,
1822), was born at Boston, Mass., March 7th, 1846. His father, Edward Beecher, was the
son of Lyman Beecher, the celebrated divine, who was a descendant of John Beecher, who
came over in the Mayflower and settled in New Haven in 1640. His mother, Isabella Porter
Jones, belonged to the Maine branch of the Porter family, and was a niece of Rufus King,
first minister from this country to Great Britain. He fitted for College under the instruction
of his father, and entered '67 in the Summer of '63.

After graduation he taught for two years in the preparatory department of Knox College,
Galesburg, Ills. He then took a position as Assistant Editor of the "Brooklyn Union," from
1869-70. He then went into partnership with a Mr. Feffers, continuing with him till 1872.
From 1873-75 he was engaged in negotiating for Western lands and loans with a Mr. David-
son. This was a losing venture. In July, 1877, he started a periodical called the "Brooklyn


Monthly," and was engaged in this enterprise for several years. This was also an unsuccess-
ful undertaking, and in 1882 he sold out his interest and was employed for a time in the Brad-
street Company. In March, 1886, he left their employ, and obtained the position of business
manager of the Brooklyn Edition of the "New York World." For a short time he was en-
g.iged on the "New York Tribune," but since 1886 he has been connected with the "New York

He was married to Sarah W. Hiscox, in Brooklyn, N. Y., on October 6th, 1870, and has
two children.


Lojise Isabel, born September 27th, 1871, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Clare Rodman, born January 9th, 1873, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Both children attended Packer Institute, and the elder subsequently the Art Department
of Pratt Institute, though neither graduated.

Louise Isabel married Wm. Estabrook Chancellor in Brooklyn, December 14th, 1892.
Clare Rodman married Frederick Arnold Kummer, October i6th, 1895, at Nutley. N. J.


Brothers, Delta Kappa, Alpha Delta Phi, Colloquy.



♦Charles Wyllys Betts, son of Hon. Frederic J. and Mary (Ward) Betts, was born at
Newburgh, N. Y., August 3rd, 1845. Died April 27, 1887, in New York City, of pneumonia.

He fitted for College at General Russell's School, and entered '67 in the Summer of '63.
After graduating studied Law in Columbia College Law School, where he graduated in i86q.
Practiced with Matthews & Betts at 33 Pine Street, and also at 37 Park Row, New York
City, until 1871, with the exception of five months in 1870, spent on the Plains and in Califor-
nia. In the Autumn of 1871 he entered the Post-Graduate course at Yale, and for eighteen
months pursued the studies of the Anglo-Saxon, German and English History, together with
Literature. In March, 1873, he accepted an offer to resume the practice of Law with Whitney
& Betts, and left New Haven, Conn., without applying for a degree. In October, 1875, the
firm changed to F. H. & C. W. Betts, Mr. Whitney having accepted the position of Corpora-
tion Counsel. In October. 1876, the firm changed to Betts, Atterbury & Betts, and he was a
member of this firm at the time of his death.


Mr. Betts was a member of various literary and musical clubs; was one of the founder?
of the City Reform Club, in which he took an active interest. At the time of his death he was
also a member of the following clubs: The Century; New York Historical Society; New York
Geographical Society ; Union Club ; Riding Club ; Oratorical Society ; Knickerbocker Club ;
American Numismatic and Archaeological Society; and the Bar Association.

Between the years 1878 and "82 he bought seventy acres of land at South Hampton, L. I.,
close to the ocean, on which property he erected a number of cottages, to rent in the Summer
months. In one of them, called "The ^lill," he usually kept bachelor hall. It was his custom
to spend his second Summer in England.

The following is from the report of the Committee :

Charles Wyllys Betts was born at Newburgh on the Hudson, N. Y., August 13th, 1845.
Ten years later his parents removed to New Haven, for the purpose of educating their chil-

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