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Haven, where he was prepared
at the Hillhouse High School.
He left college near the close of
Freshman year.

From 1884 to 1887 he was in
the employ of the United States
Fish Commission at Washington,
D. C., and at Woods Hole, Mass.
He studied drawing and painting
in Paris from 1887 to 1889, at
which time he returned to Wash-
ington and was employed in
illustrating reports of the Fish
Commission and other scientific
bureaus of the Government. He
made some reputation as a

painter of ichthyological subjects. He took part in the preparation
of the Department of Commerce and Labor exhibit at St. Louis in
1904 and represented that department at the Lewis and Clark Expo-
sition at Portland, Ore., in 1905. From 1906 to 1909 he was em-
ployed in the Post Office Department, which department he repre-
sented at the Seattle Exposition in 1909. In that year he became
chief clerk of the Bureau of the Census; in 1910, chief clerk of the
Department of Commerce and Labor, and the same year chief of the
Bureau of Manufactures. When that bureau was combined with
the Bureau of Statistics in 1911, he was made chief of the new
Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce. He has had adminis-
trative direction of the issuance of Daily Consular and Trade Re-
ports, Monthly Summary of Commerce and Finance, Commerce and
Navigation of the United States, Statistical Abstract, Commercial



Relations, and many special bulletins. In the fall of 1914 he was
appointed commercial attache to London, and, on the eve of his
departure, was presented with a silver service by the employees
of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce.

In politics he is a progressive Republican. He has traveled
throughout the United States and extensively outside of this coun-
try, having been to Italy in 1888, Porto Rico in 1899, France in
1900, Hawaii in 1901, Alaska in 1903, and to the Bahamas in
1904. He is a member of the Cosmos Club and was for four years
on its board of managers, was acting secretary and on the admis-
sion committee and chairman of the art committee. He is also a
member of the Chevy Chase Club, the National Society of Arts,
the Washington Water Color Society, the American Academy of
Political and Social Science, and the American Statistical Associa-

He was married November 30, 1910, in West Falls Church, Va.,
to Grace Gertrude, daughter of George and Katherine (Haywood)

Charles Francis Baldwin

Farmer, Woodlake Farm, Blantyre, Transylvania County, N. C.

Charles F. Baldwin is a son of Charles and Louisa Williams
(McArdle) Baldwin, who were married October 13, 1860, and had
three other children: Ralph H., Edward A. and Florence Baldwin.
Charles Baldwin was born August 16, 1829, in Barkhamsted, Conn.,
and died August 20, 1882, in Block Island. He was a lawyer,
practicing for the most part at Princeton, 111. He is descended
from John Baldwin, one of the settlers of Milford, Conn. Louisa
Williams McArdle was born January 26, 1839, in Norwalk, Ohio,
and died in July, 1886, in Princeton, 111. Her father was born in
the north of Ireland and came to this country in 1791.

Baldwin was born in Princeton, 111., August 10, 1865, and was
prepared at the high school of that place. He graduated from
college with the Class of '88, having left '87 at the end of Junior
year. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon.

After graduation he studied for two years at the Columbia Law
School, and went from there to East Tennessee. After recovering


from an illness he went to Chicago, where he was a commission
merchant and on the Board of Trade until 1896. He then went
into business for himself but his health failed, and being obliged to
give up business, he bought about seven hundred acres of farming
and timber land in Blantyre, N. C., and is now engaged in agricul-
ture. He says that he would be a Progressive if there were such
a party in that part of the country.

He was married June 18, 1896, at Chicago, 111., to Lillian M.,
daughter of George W. and Mary E. (Williams) Simpson.

* Albert William Barnum

Died August 20, 1903

Albert W. Barnum, son of William H. Barnum, was born in
Chester, 111., August 9, 1864. At the time he entered college his
home was in Evanston, 111. He prepared at Phillips Academy,
Andover, and was with the Class during Freshman and Sophomore

He graduated from Union College of Law in Chicago and prac-
ticed his profession in that city until his death. He was a member
of the firm of Barnum, Humphrey & Barnum.

While swimming in Lake Michigan, at Walloon, he was drowned
August 20, 1903.

He was married in October, 1894, to Emma D., daughter of A. C.
Rawson, of Louisville, Ky. One child died in infancy.

Thomas Livingston Bayne

Manchester, N. C.

Thomas L. Bayne is a son of Thomas Levingston and Mary
(Gayle) Bayne, who were married in 1853. A younger son, Hugh
Aiken Bayne, was graduated at Yale in 1892 and received the
degree of LL.B. at Tulane University in 1894. Thomas L. Bayne,
Sr., was born in Clinton, Ga., August 4, 1826, and died in New
Orleans, La., December 11, 1891. He was graduated at Yale in


1847, and then took up the study of law in New Orleans, being
admitted to the bar in 1850. In 1862 he joined the Washington
Artillery of New Orleans, in the Confederate service, as a private,
and was wounded at the battle of Shiloh. He was later appointed
captain for gallant conduct and by subsequent promotions reached
the rank of lieutenant-colonel. After the close of the war he
resumed the practice of his profession in New Orleans, where he
gained a reputation as a leading lawyer of the state. Our class-
mate's mother, Mary Gayle, was the daughter of Governor John
Gayle, of Alabama.

Bayne was born July 24, 1865, in Cambridge, Md., and prepared
at Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven. He left college in
Sophomore year.

He returned to New Orleans and engaged in the practice of law
and subsequently the real estate business. In 1900 he removed to
Russellville, Tenn., where he became actively engaged in the breed-
ing of high grade poultry and swine. He is now following the same
line of work in Manchester, N. C.

He was married in March, 1891, to Gretchen Muller, daughter of
William and Caroline (Nicholas) Muller, of New Orleans. They
have three children:

Thomas Livingston, Jr., Yale ex-' IS S., born in 1891.

William M., born in 1893.

Edith, born in 1904.

Eli Beers

5488 Ellis Avenue, Chicago, 111.

Eli Beers was born at Bridgewater, Conn., June 12, 1856, the
son of Chauncey A. and Laura (Dunning) Beers. His boyhood
was spent at Bridgewater, Conn., and, having prepared for college
at Andover, he joined the Class of '87 at the beginning of Sopho-
more year. At its close, having passed both Sophomore and Junior
examinations, he moved up into '86, with which Class he completed
the course and graduated.

He graduated from the Yale School of Religion in 1889. He
next preached for four years in Anamosa, Iowa, and then spent


one year in the Emerson College
of Oratory, in Boston. Since
then he has devoted himself
mainly to the study of the physi-
cal and mental causes of disease
and of the cure of the same
through hygienic agencies. He
has lectured extensively on these
subjects, and is preparing a
treatise for publication. For an
interval of four years he was in
Bridgewater, Conn., attending
mainly to his father's affairs,
and he spent the greater part of
1903 traveling in New Mexico
and Mexico. He is now located
in Chicago.

He is a member of the Congre-
ELI BEERS gational church.

*Francis Bergstrom

Died August 12, 1912

Francis Bergstrom was born at Wermland, Sweden, March 27,
1859, the son of Nils and Lena K. (Edberg) Bergstrom. His boy-
hood was spent in Minneapolis, Minn., and he was prepared at
Andover. He left '87 in Freshman year, and, returning to college
the next year, completed the course and graduated with '88.

After graduation he studied law in Minneapolis a year in the
office of Shaw, Best & Cray, and in the University of Minnesota
Law School. The following year he was a student in the Harvard
Law School. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar July 30,
1890, at East Cambridge, and at once began practice in Minneap-
olis, where he gained distinction in his profession. He also became
well known throughout the state as a Republican campaign orator.

In 1896 he published a directory of graduates of Yale College
in the practice of law.


Bergstrom removed to Worcester, Mass., in 1904, where he
continued the practice of law. He was vice-president of the Thule
Building Association. He was a trustee and deacon of the Central
Congregational Church, and a willing helper in its activities.

He died at his home in Worcester from gas asphyxiation, August
12, 1912. He had been for months suffering from a nervous break-
down. He was buried in West Parish Cemetery, Andover, Mass.

He married at Andover, Mass., June 14, 1894, Gertrude, daugh-
ter of J. Warren and Eliza Jane (Foster) Barnard. They had
two children, one dying in infancy.

Phillips Barnard, born at Minneapolis, October 1, 1899.

William Bascom Bissell, M.D.

Physician, Lakeville, Conn.

William B. Bissell, son of William Bissell, M.D., was born in
Lakeville, Conn., May 6, 1865. He prepared for college at the
South Berkshire Institute. After being with '87 for a short time,
he left college and reentered with '88. He received a second
colloquy appointment in Junior and Senior years.

After graduation he entered the College of Physicians and Sur-
geons in New York City and received the degree of M.D. there-
from in 1892. He took up the practice of his profession at Lake-
ville, where he was appointed physician to the State Institution
for Imbeciles and, in 1897, became medical examiner for the town
of Salisbury. He is successfully practicing medicine at Lakeville
and was appointed physician for the Hotchkiss School in 1912.

He was married, on September 25, 1894, at Woodbury, Conn.,
to Harriette Elizabeth Bacon, a great-granddaughter of Dr. Jona-
than Knight, B.A. Yale 1808, M.D. 1818, professor of surgery in
the Yale Medical School, and has two children:

Elizabeth Knight, born March 14, 1898.

Mary Ronebery, born January 4, 1905.

[From the Quarter-Century Record, Class of 1888.]


James Philip Booth

Publicist-journalist, Press Club, San Francisco, Calif.

James P. Booth is a son of Edward and Helena (Hallaran)
Booth, who were married March 10, 1851, and had seven other
children: George Washington, B.A. Emory and Henry (Va.) Col-
lege '72, William Fraser, B.A. Emory and Henry College '76,
LL.B. Yale '78, Edward Hallaran, B.S. Emory and Henry '78,
Yale ex-'80 S., C.E. Columbian University, Washington, '88 (died
in Takoma Park, Md., August 12, 1895), Joseph (died in New
Orleans, August 25, 1855), Rachel Helena (died in New Orleans,
June 7, 1863), Helena Hallaran (died in New Orleans, September
15, 1870) and Elizabeth Honora Booth, Whitworth College, Brook-
haven, Miss. Edward Booth was born September 10, 1825, in
Bolton, England, and died in New Orleans, May 22, 1896. He was
a wholesale hat merchant for fifty years in New Orleans. He took
an active part in public affairs and was a versatile writer and
an eloquent public speaker. He was a member of the House of
Representatives of Louisiana, an alderman at large and chairman
of the finance committee of New Orleans and the author of the
New Orleans city charter. Helena Hallaran was born January 3,
1826, in Dublin, Ireland, and died April 22, 1890, in New Orleans,
and was of Irish parentage. She was a teacher in the New Orleans
public schools and was an effective worker in many charitable

Booth was prepared at the University of Louisiana, New Orleans,
and at the Hopkins Grammar School. He left college in his Sopho-
more year and graduated from the University of California in 1888.
He writes:

"On leaving Yale I worked as cashier in my native city, New
Orleans, for my father, Edward Booth, wholesale hat merchant.
Of a Bohemian temperament, mercantile life wearied me so I came
to San Francisco for variety. I got it as editor and part owner
of a daily newspaper, also as a reform alderman for ten years. I
fairly bubble with variety, plus a lot of hard work, as a syndicate
journalist with a toy syndicate of my own. My home is a soulful
bungalow on Balboa Avenue facing the Pacific Ocean. It has wide



southern porches, a big open fireplace of three thousand bricks
with a Yale banner in the center of it. I sleep on the porch and
eat when I have the price. I returned to New Haven after twenty-
five years and had to hire a
guide. A strange lump came
into my throat at the sight of the
old place. At the second visit at
the alumni luncheon there was a
different kind of a lump in my
neck. On the platform were
William Howard Taft, William
Kent and J. P. Morgan. In this
contest of conservatism and pro-
gressivism, Taft had the heft,
Kent the nerve and Morgan win-
ning by a nose.

"The mild movement of the
earth that we had in San Fran-
cisco in April, 1906, was nothing
to the three annual baseball
games in 1892, 1893 and 1894
between men from Yale and sun-
dry persons from a small college
in Cambridge, Mass. Yale cour-
teously allowed Harvard to win

the first two games but captured the third and would have won others
but there were no more. Of course '87 ran the thing. Ben Romaine
held a butterfly net in left field, I played first base, John Norton
Pomeroy radiated intellectuality from the bench and Billy Kent
paid for our suits. Another angel was Will Crocker, the leading
banker of the city. Superb was the coaching parade up Market
Street. We outcoached Harvard though they got more newspaper
attention because one of their coaches overturned and broke a
judge's leg. We were not suspected.

"Despite the high cost of living, I am glad to be alive. My life
has been a pleasant one with more joys than glooms. It was a
happy start to enter with Yale 1887, the best class ever, from the
Hopkins Grammar School, with Kent, Thacher, Bayne, Goodwin,



Coxe, Haven, the Trowbridges, Bowers, Berkele, Whittlesey and

"For more than twenty-five years I have lived all over San
Francisco; always moved voluntarily until April 18, 1906, when a
daybreak earthquake moved me suddenly from the Press Club to
Telegraph Hill, whence the fire moved me to Berkeley. It was my
move and I stood not on the order of my going. My travels include
a few trips to Oakland and to Kent's home at the foot of Mt.
Tamalpais near Muir woods, his gift to the nation. Lawn tennis
and sawing are my recreations. I like the Dumas novels and ignore
the five-foot bookshelf of President Eliot. I have no special inter-
ests. Guiltless of plans and specifications, I aim to get the most
out of life by hewing close to the line of least resistance. Accom-
plishing this, I seek no other accomplishment."

In politics Booth is a Democrat and has served on the board of
supervisors of San Francisco for five terms. He was a director,
vice-president and president of the San Francisco Press Club,
president of the Monticello Club and of the California Football
Association and vice-president of the University of California Club.
He has been reporter, telegraph editor, editorial writer and manag-
ing editor of the Daily Evening Report of San Francisco and a
syndicate editorial writer and correspondent.

He has not married.

*Clayton Harcourt Brigham

Died July 28, 1897

Clayton H. Brigham, the fourth son of Henry and Mary Brig-
ham, and brother of William S. Brigham, '87, was born in Savan-
nah, Ga., January 15, 1866. He prepared at St. Paul's School,
Concord, N. H., entering Yale with '87. He later joined '88, with
which Class he received his degree. He was a member of the '88
Freshman Baseball Team, Eta Phi, Psi Upsilon and Scroll and

After graduation he took a course in assaying at the School of


Mines in Columbia College, and then went to California for two
years as an assayer. On returning to the East he engaged in
business as a stockbroker in New York, and while on a visit to
his native city he died very suddenly from heart failure in Savan-
nah, on July 28, 1897.
He was not married.

William Barrett Brinsmade, M.D.

Physician, 117 Montague Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Residence, 166 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, N. Y.

William B. Brinsmade, son of James Beebee and Jennie Newman
Brinsmade, was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., December 24, 1861. He
prepared for college at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and at
Wilton, Conn. He remained with the Class two years, leaving
during the second year on account of an attack of typhoid fever.
A brother graduated with '96 S., and nephews graduated with 1906,
1910, 1911 and 1912. He was president of the University Club
in Senior year and was a member of He Boule, Delta Kappa
Epsilon and Scroll and Key.

After graduation he traveled for one year and then studied at
the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, receiving
the degree of M.D. therefrom in 1891. He then spent some time
as interne in two New York hospitals and, in 1894, he opened an
office in Brooklyn. In 1898 he was chief assistant surgeon to
St. John's Hospital and adjunct obstetrician at the Brooklyn
Hospital. In 1904 he was also instructor in surgical diagnosis and
operative surgery in the Long Island College Hospital, and in 1908
was professor of clinical surgery there, a position he still holds.
He has written a number of articles for professional journals. He
is now surgeon to the Long Island College Hospital and to St.
John's Hospital.

He is a member of the Dutch Reformed church.

[From the Quarter-Century Record, Class of 1888.]


*Henry Wade Bruorton

Died in 1885

Left the Class in ill health
Sophomore year and died in
Brooklyn in the summer of


John Christopher Burch

Advertising Agent, Commercial Publishing Company, Commercial Appeal,

Memphis, Tenn.

Residence, 1460 Court Avenue, Memphis, Tenn.

John C. Burch is a son of John Christopher Burch, Yale '47, and
Lucy (Newell) Burch, who were married in 1850 and had five
other children: Katherine (Burch) Warner, who studied at Vassar
in 1876; Mary (Burch) Schiff, Vassar '79; Charles Newell Burch,
Vanderbilt '89, Robert L. Burch, Vanderbilt '92, and Lucius
Edward Burch, Vanderbilt '96, and M.D. Kings College, London,
'98. John Christopher Burch, Sr., was born in August, 1827, in
Macon, Ga., and died August 27, 1881, in Washington, D. C. He
was the son of Morton N. and Mary (Ballard) Burch and was of
English descent on both sides. He was a lawyer and was speaker
of the Tennessee State Senate, editor of the Nashville American,
colonel in the Confederate Army, comptroller of the state of


Tennessee and secretary of the United States Senate from 1879
to 1881. Lucy (Newell) Burch was born in April, 1833, in
Virginia, and died September 6, 1897, in Nashville, Tenn. She was
a descendant of John Whitman, who came from England to Wey-
mouth, Mass., in the early part of the seventeenth century. She
attended college in Virginia and wrote stories and articles for

Burch was born September 16, 1866, in Nashville, Tenn., and
spent his boyhood in that place. He was prepared in the Vander-
bilt Preparatory School, Nashville, Tenn., and in the Emerson
Institute, Washington, D. C. He left college at the close of
Sophomore year.

He has been in the newspaper business practically all of his life,
filling at one time or another almost every position on a newspaper.
He was at one time connected with the Cumberland Telegraph &
Telephone Company and was director of a bank and of several
other corporations in Nashville, besides being a stockholder in
many manufacturing and mining companies. In October, 1905, he
removed to Memphis, where he was a broker in bonds and stocks
and where he is now advertising agent for the Commercial
Publishing Company.

He is an Episcopalian and in politics is a Democrat. He is a
member of the Knights of Pythias and of the Concatenated Order
of Hoo-Hoo. He is a director of the Hermitage Club of Nashville
and a member of several other social clubs ; he was for a number
of years president of the Capitol Club of Nashville.

He has visited Europe three times, twice on pleasure and once
on business, and has visited nearly every important city east of the
Mississippi River. He is interested in football, baseball and fishing.
He has written innumerable articles for the daily press.

He was married January 15, 1895, in Nashville, to Elizabeth
Childress, daughter of John C. Brown, governor of Tennessee
from 1870 to 1874, general counsel of the Gould Lines, 1875-81,
president of the Texas & Pacific Railway, 1881-86, and Elizabeth
(Childress) Brown. She died in August, 1904, leaving one son:

John C. Brown, born May 18, 1898, now attending the Memphis
Public High School.

He was again married, November 2, 1909, to Kathleen, daughter


of William Battle Malone, officer in the Confederate Army under
General N. B. Forrest, for a number of years in the cotton and
commission business in Brownsville and later in Memphis, and
Ella Kathleen (Barbee) Malone. They have two children:

Charles Newell, II, born August 25, 1910.

Chloe Malone, born June 20, 1912.

John Henry Carson

140 East Sixty-second Street, New York City

John H. Carson was born in Baltimore, Md., April 23, 1864.
His mother was Mrs. Matilda Graydon Carson. He prepared at
St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H., and left at the end of the first
term of Freshman year. For the past five years he has resided
at 140 East Sixty-second Street, New York City.

Percy Walker Dana

Volcano, Amador County, Calif.

Percy W. Dana, son of Wilton Dana, was born in Fryeburg,
Maine, July 15, 1864. He prepared at the Hopkins Grammar
School, New Haven, his family residing in that city at the time.
He left college in Freshman year and nothing more has been heard
of him. The address given above was recently secured from a
resident in his birthplace.

^Stephen Howard Dennen

Left the Class in the spring of 1884. It is understood that he
died in 1889 or 1890.

John Rice Eldridge, M.D.

2817 Garber Street, Berkeley, Calif.

John R. Eldridge was born September 19, 1864, in Milford,
Mass., the son of Rufus Coffin Eldridge. He prepared at Phillips
Academy, Andover, Mass., and left Yale at the end of Sophomore
year. He was graduated at Harvard in 1888.



Charles Schmeck Foos

Superintendent of Schools, School Administration Building, Reading, Pa.
Residence, 1528 Mineral Spring Road, Reading, Pa.

Charles S. Foos is a son of George and Catharine (Schmeck)
Foos, who had four other children: Cyrus (died in Reading in
1868), James (died in Reading in 1896), Lillian and Katharine
Foos. George Foos was born January 31, 1838, and died in
November, 1906. He was of
German ancestry and was a
carpenter and builder. Catha-
rine Schmeck was born in Berne,
Berks County, Pa., November
19, 1838, and died in August,
1894. She was also of German

Foos was prepared at the
Boys' High School, Reading,
Pa., and Hopkins Grammar
School, New Haven, Conn. He
left college in 1884 and has since
been located in Reading. For
two years after leaving college
he was a reporter on the Reading
Eagle, and was instructor and
principal in Union Academy,
Morganfield (1887-88) and in
Stewart Academy, Reading
(1888-89), supervising principal

of schools in Orwigsburg, Pa. (1889-90), instructor in Boys' High
School, Reading (1890-99), principal of Boys' High School (1899-
1902) and superintendent of schools of Reading (1902 to date).
He received an honorary M.A. from Lafayette College in 1899 and
an honorary Doctor of Pedagogy from Muhlenberg College in



In politics he is an Independent Republican and has frequently
been a delegate to county and state conventions. He is a member
of the Board of Trade, has been identified with the Y. M. C. A.
for thirty-three years, and was for many years director of the
evening educational work and a member of the board of managers.
He is a member of the Presbyterian church and has served as
Sunday school superintendent. He is a member of the National
Educational Association, being temporary president of the Depart-

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