UNIVERSITY Of MICHIGAN

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LUTHER BECKWITH, B. S.
Attorney at Law - Died August 10, 1885, at Bay City, Mich.

He was born at Chelsea, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, December 12, 1832. He attended the district school near his father's farm until about the year 1849, when he was sent to a private school for boys in Ann Arbor, taught by T. R. Chase and D.

Wilkins of the class of '49. He remained in that school — with short intervals, until prepared for the University, which he entered as Freshman in 1854 — and from which he was graduated in 1858. He returned to his father's home on graduation, intending to follow the life of a farmer. However, he soon became satisfied that his course lay in a different direction, and in 1859 he began the study of the law at Grand Haven. In 1860 he was admitted to the bar, and commenced the practice of his profession at Bay City, and there remained until his death, which occurred August 10, 1885, aged 52 years.

Hon. John W. McMath, '50, writes regarding him:
Luther Beckwith came to Bay City and commenced the practice of the law in 1860. In 1861 he married Miss Elizabeth Lind, of Ann Arbor, who died in 1867. In 1868 he married Miss Alice Gilbert, of Rome, N. Y., by whom he had four children, three sons and a daughter. Two of the sons, the daughter and his wife survive him. "Mr. Beckwith was possessed of more than ordinary ability. He had a clear, strong, logical mind, and was well up in his profession. He held many offices of trust in the county and city in which he lived, and always acquitted himself well in the discharge of every official duty. He was at various times Prosecuting Attorney of the county. Alderman of the city. Member of the School Board, and for many years was United States Commissioner. He was for a long time an active leader in the temperance movement in his city. "He was a kind husband and father, and had the respect and confidence of all those who knew him. Death came to him in the very prime and maturity of his manhood." Mr. McMath adds as a historical item, that Cyrus Beckwith, father of Luther, removed from Rhode Island to Ann Arbor at a very early day and was a merchant and prominent man in that place. As early, however, as 1830, he bought the farm near the present village of Chelsea on which Luther was born and removed to it. The entire country about it was an unbroken wilderness. The subject of this sketch was the first white child born in that township, and there spent his entire youth in the work of a farm boy.

ADONIRAM JUDSON LOOMIS, A. B., A. M. '61.
Lawyer - Died March 2nd, 1903, at Blue Rapids, Kansas.
He was born at Geneseo, N, Y., June 21, 1833. He moved with his parents to Livonia, Michigan in 1848. He was assistant teacher in the academy at Lapeer, Mich. 1860-61, admitted to the bar at Owosso, Mich., September 5th, 1868. He practiced law at Lapeer, Mich. 1868-73 ; Circuit Court Commissioner 1869-70 ; moved to Blue Rapids, Kansas in 1873 ; was postmaster there from 1876-84 ; Mayor of Blue Rapids for 3 years and was a member of High School Board for 12 years ; real estate agent 1890-96 and was in mercantile business since 1896. He was married in 1861 to Miss Nancy Vradenburg, who died in 1867. From this union one son L. Herbert Loomis was born. In 1869 he married Miss Louisa E. Loring, and to them one son, Guy Judson Loomis was born. His wife and these two sons survive him.

GEORGE MONTGOMERY DANFORTH, B. S., LL. B. '60 / M. S. '62.
Died at Minneapolis, Minn., January 9, 1881. He was born at Ovid, Seneca Co., N. Y., September 30, 1836 to George and Mary Foster Danforth, He removed to Ann Arbor with his parents about 1845. He fitted for College at Ann Arbor and entered the Scientific Course in 1854, graduating in 1858. He immediately commenced the study of the law, and on the opening of the Law Department became a member of the first class therein. He received the degree of LL. B. in 1860. He commenced the practice of his profession in Ann Arbor, but in 1862 removed to Detroit and engaged in the practice of his profession. In 1867 he began business as a Patent Right Attorney in New York City, and Manager of Danforth & Co., Investors Exchange. In 1874 he became a Collecting Attorney for H. B. Claflin & Co. In 1876 he became a lecturer on spiritualism, and traveled extensively in that capacity, until his decease. He died at Minneapolis, Minn., January 9, 1881, aged 44. His remains are interred at Ann Arbor.

HAMILTON J. DENNIS, A. B., LL. B. '61.
Lawyer - Died October 12, 1894, at Topeka, Kansas.
He was born on a farm in Lenawee County, Michigan, in 1835. After graduation he took up the law course at the Uni- versity of Michigan. He then went to Kansas, settling at Leavenworth and was the recipient of lucrative public trusts. The first was that of County Clerk, followed by his election to the office of Clerk of the Court. He also held the position of City Clerk and other important offices for several years. He was associated with the law firm of Clough & Wheat and was engaged in practicing law when the Supreme Court appointed him State Librarian in 1881. He moved to Topeka and occupied this position until his death.

(From a local paper.) "At the time of receiving this appointment he was an intimate friend of Chief Justice A. H. Horton and Justice Brewer. These gentlemen, together with Mr. A. A. Robinson, president of the Mexican Central Railway, were Mr. Dennis' most intimate friends. A wife and three daughters, Zoe, Mary and Alta, survive the husband and father." Mr. Charles M. Foster, for many years one of the most regular attendants of the State Library and, with the exception of Mr. Dennis, more intimately acquainted with the library than any other person in Kansas, contributes the following to the

"Capital" on Mr. Dennis as librarian : "In the death of H. J. Dennis, Kansas has lost one of her most faithful public officers. He was a model librarian. He knew the library thoroughly and had no interest elsewhere. He was modest and unassuming to a fault. With small means and cramped accommodations he made the State Library one of the most valuable in the country. He knew it thoroughly. With all his cares he never lost his patience. He was ready to give information cheerfully to all who ask it. As long as any one wished to use the library, it was kept open. He was well informed on books and his selections always showed good taste. His good nature never gave way and he was willing to give assistance to everyone. He was a good lawyer and without reward or the expectation of reward, he would prepare well digested briefs for lawyers in distant parts of the state. He worked conscientiously and kept account of every book sold. The stock of books on hand ran into tens of thousands of dollars and these he sold and paid the proceeds into the State Treasury according to his own accounts, which no one ever questioned. On these accounts he spent the last few months of his life and in spite of warnings of friends and orders of his physicians he continued in his work which he had just strength to finish. His annual report as State Librarian was printed only a few days before his fatal illness. His nature was kind and gentle and he made friends of all with whom he came in contact."

Dean Frank R. Millspaugh, of the Grace Cathedral, conducted the Episcopal service at his funeral and was assisted by Rev. L. Blakesley and Rev. F. S. McCabe. Dean Millspaugh was followed by Dr. McCabe, who made a short address, as follows: "The principal facts in the biography of our friend have been given by the press of the city. The flag floating at halfmast from the Capitol building indicates that one has gone who was not merely a resident of this city, but who also held an honored position among our state officials. It is proper that for such a man — a man so widely known and so highly esteemed — there should be a public and formal expression of our sense of loss, and of our sincere sorrow on account of his death. "In this service, we recognize the death of a citizen long identified with the best interests of this community and of this State. We do more than this. We give utterance to our conviction that by his death we have suffered a heavy loss, an irreparable loss, since the withdrawal from his place of an official competent and faithful, of a citizen intelligent and public-spirited, diminishes to that extent the sum total of the power and equipment of the community. With strict mathematical accuracy, we say that the city and the State are made poorer by the lamented death of our friend.

HENRY FRANCIS LeHUNTE LYSTER, A. B., M. D. '60, A. M. '61.
Died Oct. 3rd, 1894, near Niles, Michigan. He was born at Sanderscourt, County Wexford, Ireland, November 8, 1837, son of the Reverend William N. and Ellen Emily (Cooper) Lyster. He was descended from the ancient family of Lister (or Lyster), which was settled in Yorkshire, England, as early as 1312. The eldest branch of the family is still located in that country, having occupied the present estates for more than five hundred years. In 1560 Walter Lister, one of the younger sons of this branch, went to Ireland as secretary to Osbaldiston, Judge of Connaught whose daughter he married ; and from this union are descended the Lysters of Ireland. The father of Dr. Lyster was graduated Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College, Dublin, in 1826. After studying at the University of Edinburg he took orders in the Church of England, in 1830, and came to America in 1832. It was while the family were on a visit to Ireland some years later that Dr. Lyster was born. The family were settled in Detroit, Michigan, in 1846, where the elder Lyster became the first rector of Christ church. The son, after receiving his preparatory education in private schools, entered the University of Michigan, and was graduated Bachelor of Arts in 1858 and Doctor of Medicine in 1860. He also received in 1861 the degree of Master of Arts in course. He entered upon the practice of his profession in Detroit, but on the breaking out of the Civil War entered the service of his country. At the close of his military service he returned to Detroit, where he continued in the practice of his profession to the end of his life. He was lecturer on Surgery at the University of Michigan during the year 1868-1869, and Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine from 1888 to 1890. He was President of the Michigan College of Medicine for some years, and after its consolidation with the Detroit Medical College, in addition to his professorship, he held also the office of Treasurer. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Boston Gynaecological Society, the Detroit Medical and Library Association, the Wayne County Medical Society, the Michigan State Medical Society, the National Association of Railway Surgeons, the National Association of Medical Directors of Life Insurance Companies, and the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. He also served for a time on the Detroit Board of Education. On April 25, 1873, Governor Bagley appointed him a member of the original State Board of Health, on which he served continuously for eighteen years, having been twice reappointed, During this period he was an active and energetic member, giving his special attention to the subject of drainage. In addition to contributing numerous articles on the subject of drainage he conducted original investigations in reference to the hereditary effects of alcohol, and wrote some papers on the prevention of consumption. He was one of the founders, and for a time, editor of the "Peninsular Journal of Medicine." He was married January 30, 1867, to Winifred Lee Brent, of Washington, D. C, daughter of the late Captain Thomas Lee Brent, of the United States Army. Mrs. Lyster and five children survive him: Captain William John LeHunte (Ph. B. 1892), of the Medical Department of the United States Army; Henry Laurence LeHunte (A. B. 1895, L. L. B. 1896) of Detroit; Thomas Lee Brent (B. S. (E. E.) 1901) ; Eleanor Carroll, wife of Edward H. Parker, of Detroit; and Florence Murray, wife of Capt. S. M. Rutherford, of the United States Army. Military Record.

He entered the service as Assistant Surgeon, 2nd Mich. Vols. Infantry, April 25th, 1861, and was commissioned Surgeon 5th Mich. Vols. Infantry July 15th, 1862. He served during this time 1861-65 in the Army of the Potomac, was present in 24 Battles and skirmishes and was wounded in action May 5th, 1864. During his service he was Surgeon in Chief of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Surgeon in Charge Field Hospital 1st Div. 3rd Corps; Operating Surgeon in 2nd and 3rd Corps, and Acting Medical Director and Medical Inspector of th"e 3rd Corps. He performed the first amputation on a Michigan soldier at the Battle of Bull Run, July 21st, 1861 and assisted at the last am- putation on a Michigan soldier at Clover Hill, Appomattox Court House, Va., April 9th, 1865.

JOHN GRAVES, A. B., LL. B. '60, A. M. '70.
Lawyer - Died at Detroit, Mich., April 21, 1902.
United States Commissioner and Deputy Clerk of the U. S. Circuit Court for the District of Michigan. He practiced law in Detroit, after his graduation from the Law Department of Michigan University until 1869, when he was appointed Deputy Clerk of the U. S. Circuit Court and in 1873 was appointed U. S. Commissioner, which appointment he held at the time of his death.

WESLEY A. GREEN, A. B., A. M. '61, LL. B. (Albany) '60.
Died February 25, 1910 He was born in 1832. First Lieutenant 4th Michigan Cavalry Vols., August 13, 1862. Resigned on account of disability, January 23, 1863. An inmate of the Soldiers' Home, Grand Rapids, Mich., at the time of his death, February 25, 1910, aged 78. He was admitted to the bar at Detroit in 1860, and practiced his profession there, both before and after he entered the volunteer service.

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS FRITCHEY, A. B., A. M. '64.
Lawyer - Died September 3, 1897 at Atlantic City, N. J.
He was born at the Fritchey homestead near Harrisburg, Pa., October 1, 1830. His early education was obtained in Pennsylvania. He went to St. Louis about 1852 and obtained a position as instructor in a school in St. Louis County, retaining this position for a year or more and then entered the University of Michigan and graduated in 1858. He returned to St. Louis and entered the law firm of Moody, McClellan & Hillger, remaining with this firm for three years and then started to practice law for himself, and built up a large business. He also engaged in real estate transactions and in this direction amassed most of his fortune. He retired from active business in 1879 and after that spent his years either near Santa Anna, Los Angeles County, Cal., where he owned a residence and ranch about twenty miles from the city of that name, usually spending the winters there and the summers at the Fritchey homestead, which property he bought several years before his death, September 3, 1897. His funeral took place at the old homestead and his interment was in the family cemetery on the estate. By his will he disposed of many scientific specimens and books. To the geological cabinet of Michigan University was left a collection of gold, silver and other ores, also one of rare coins. To the Missouri Historical Society was given many books in the English, German, French and Italian languages, and a collection of dried plants was left to the Superintendent of Shaw's Garden, St. Louis, Mo.

LIBERTY EMERY HOLDEN, A. B., A. M. '61.
Born June 20, 1833. Died August 26, 1913.
Sketch by Col. O'Brien from data from L. E. Holden
He was born June 20, 1833, in Raymond, Cumberland Co., State of Maine. He is the son of Liberty Holden and Sally Gate Stearns Holden, who moved onto a farm in Sweden, Oxford Co., Maine, when the subject of this sketch was a child. This farm joined the farm of his grandfather, Peter Holden. Richard Holden, his paternal ancestor, came to America from England in 1634 and settled in Watertown, Massachusetts, and afterwards in Groton. The Holdens in Maine are nearly all descendants from Lieutenant John Holden, a Revolutionary soldier, who enlisted in Stoneham, Massachusetts. After the war Lieutenant Holden emigrated to Otisfield, Maine, where he died in 1806. His wife, Mary Knight Holden, died in 1842, 100 years, 2 months and 9 days old. They had a large family of children, among whom was Peter Holden, the grandfather of Liberty Emery Holden. Through his mother, who was the daughter of Levi Stearns, he is a descendant of Isaac Stearns, who came to this country from England with Governor John Winthrop, the first Governor of Massachusetts, and settled in Watertown in 1630. Through his grandmother, Lydia Cox Steams, he is connected with the Joslyn, Peabody, Southworth, Soul and Alden families. He is thus in direct lineage connected with Elizabeth Alden, oldest daughter of John Alden and Priscilla Mullens Alden, of the Mayflower, whom Longfellow has made immortal in his, "Why don't you speak for yourself, John?" the answer which Priscilla gave to John when he was delivering Miles Standish's proposal for marriage. His family is English on all branches on both sides. The Holden and Stearn families are very old English families and their names today are found among the best business, social and literary circles in this country and England. Mr. Holden, brought up on his father's farm, in Sweden, Oxford County, Maine, in his early manhood, was a teacher. He remembers with gratitude the friendship and ability of his old teacher in Sweden and Bridgeton, Simeon Walker. He was an inspiring teacher, never surpassed. Mr. Holden taught a district school in Chatham, New Hampshire, when he was sixteen years old. He says that nothing ever came to him which was more valued than the books and other tokens of appreciation of his work, given to him by his pupils. He has kept them all and often refers to them and shows them as trophies won in his early life. This training as a teacher was of great value, in giving him a knowledge of human nature, a command of himself and facility in imparting instruction. It impressed upon his mind the value of schools and made him a democrat in its broadest sense. He settled it as a life-long conviction that all permanent reforms are educational, and that true patriotism is grounded in correct education. He was prepared for college at Bethel, Maine, under Doctor N. T. True, whom he reveres with love and respect. While preparing for college, he taught district school in Chatham, New Hampshire; Bethel, Maine; Walpole and Wrentham, Massachusetts, and select or high schools at Denmark, Lovell and Bridgeton, Maine. In the fall of 1853 he entered Waterville College, now Colby University, but stayed out one year teaching, went back and at the beginning of the junior year, having decided to make his home in the West, he entered the University of Michigan, in 1856, and was graduated in 1858. While there he founded the Xi Chapter of the Zeta Psi Fraternity. That same year he was elected Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature in Kalamazoo College. This gave him three years not only of successful teaching, but an excellent opportunity for studying literature, history and law. In 1861 he resigned his professorship in Kalamazoo College and was elected Superintendent of the Public Schools in the city of Tiffin, in the state of Ohio, where he remained one year. During that year, while Judge Ranney was Judge of the Supreme Court, he was admitted to the bar and in the fall of 1862 took up his residence in the city of Cleveland. Opportunities for business, and especially in real estate transactions were good, prices were rising, and instead of practicing law he went into business, buying, selling and improving real estate. In 1866 he moved to the village of East Cleveland, and became a large holder of real estate in that then the most promising residence suburb of the city of Cleveland. He was elected a member of the School Board and for nine years was its President. He was instrumental in establishing the graded school system in that village. He was a Commissioner for negotiating terms for the annexation of the village of East Cleveland to the city of Cleveland. In 1872 he became interested in iron mines in Lake Superior region, and manager of the Pittsburg and Lake Angeline Mines. In 1875 he became interested in silver-lead mines in Utah, and in 1876 moved there with his family to take charge of his then extensive interests. He became identified at once with the educational interests of the Territory, and was one of the founders of Salt Lake Academy, and for twelve years its President. The institution became influential in reforming the Territory.

He was a delegate on behalf of the mining interests of the Territory to several conventions held for the purpose of defending and developing the mining industry and was the first Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Bimetallic League of the United States, organized in 1884. Under his direction the data was collected and published which created a national interest in the free coinage of silver and gold. When he went first to Utah, Brigham Young was alive and polygamy was rampant. Before he left he had the pleasure of seeing polygamy driven out, not only under legal condemnation, but outwardly abandoned as a tenet of the Mormon Church. As an instance of his convictions, Senator John Sherman, Senator Benjamin F. Harrison and others, visited Utah, and while standing with them at Brigham Young's grave, one morn- ing, Senator Harrison said: "Mr. Holden, what is the solution of the Utah problem?" He answered: "Give us a law that will disfranchise polygamists, prevent them from holding office, and sitting on juries." The Senator replied; "That is the best suggestion that I have ever heard. Come down to Washington next winter and we will put it into a law." He went there, and after consultation with Senator Harrison, Senator Edmonds and others, the Edmonds law was enacted which embodied the principles suggested by Mr. Holden and became one of the main instruments in the overthrow of polygamy. Mr. Holden has been identified with the business interests of Cleveland, Ohio, and other parts of the country for many years. He is a member of the Alta Club, of Salt Lake City; Union Club, of which at one time he was President; University Club, Rowfant Club, and Country Club, of Cleveland; and University Club, of New York City. He is a member of the Society of Mayflower descendants. He was a member of the Board of Park Commissioners of Cleveland for three years, and was President of the School Board of East Cleveland for nine years. He was President of the American Outdoor Art and Park Association, and in 1898 was President of the Western Reserve Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and of the New England Society of Cleveland. He was a delegate-at-large from Ohio to the Democratic National Convention in 1888, and again in 1896, and was Commissioner from Ohio to the World's Columbian Exposition or World's Fair in Chicago in 1893, and of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis in 1904. Mr. Holden is said to be an excellent judge of mines and that his knowledge of geology and mineralogy gives him great advantage in operating them. He has struck more ore in the mining camps in Utah where he was interested than any other man operating during his time. So strong was the faith of the men under him in his luck, as they called it, the miners often said: "When Holden starts a tunnel they begin making ore in the other end of it." Mr. Holden had, however, great confidence in the city of Cleveland, and a large part of the earnings of his lifetime have been invested in buildings and real estate in the city ; and among them is the Hollenden Hotel, well known for its size and the beauty of its finish and appointments, and the Plain Dealer Building, one of the best equipped newspaper buildings in the world. His residence, Loch Hame, situated on the shore of Lake Erie, in Bratenahl Village, five miles east of Cleveland, is one of the most delightful places in America. He is a lover of Greek art, and has in his home some of the best specimens in Greek designs. He is fond of travel and always brings home books and art treasures, and he says that while schools, churches, books and the arts are means for education and culture a man's home is the best exponent of his taste, character and life. He is devoted to the study of history and takes great interest in genealogy. He says: "The man who is not proud of his ancestors, has no ancestors to be proud of." He is a great lover of New England people and institutions. He was married to Delia E., daughter of Henry G. Bulkley, of Kalamazoo, Mich., in 1860, and they had nine children: Charles Emery, Sarah Eliza, Albert Fairchild, Liberty Dean, Delia Bulkley, Roberta, Emerie, Gertrude and Guerdon.

(NOTE BY G. S. HOLDEN -- Liberty E. Holden died at Good Hold Farm, Mentor, Ohio, August 26th, 1913, at the age of eighty years and two months, from pneumonia, following a succession of strokes of paralysis, from which he had suffered for several years. He left a widow, five children and ten grandchildren. Mr. Holden celebrated his Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1910.

RUEL MILTON JOHNSON, B. S., M. S. '65.
Lawyer - Died at Goshen, Indiana, Nov. 12th, 1901.
Captain 100th Indiana Vol. Infty. Aug. 1862. Major, Aug. 1863 ; Lt. Col. Jan. 9th, 1864. Awarded Medal of Honor "While in command of the Regiment at Chattanooga, Tenn. Nov. 25th, 1863, bravely exposing himself to the fire of the enemy, encouraging and cheering his men." He was a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, and of the G. A. R. He was a student at the University of Leipzig 1878-81. He practiced his profession at Elkhart, Ind. 1866-86, and was City Attorney at Goshen, Ind. from 1880-86. He then went to Santa Fe, New Mexico and was clerk of the U. S. District Court there from 1886-88. Attorney at Law at Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1888-90; returned to Goshen, Indiana in 1890, and became a member of the law firm of Johnson, Osborn & Kerr. Here he remained until his death in 1901.

THOMAS GORE GAVIN, A. B.
Attorney at Law.
Was born in Oswego, N. Y., January 16, 1835. Died in Detroit, December 28, 1861, aged 26 years. He entered the Freshman class in 1854 from Detroit and was graduated in 1858, He studied law in Detroit immediately after graduating and in due time was admitted to the bar. He at once entered upon the practice of his profession and was active in educational matters and was a member of the Board of Education of Detroit from 1860 to his death.

BROWSE TRIST PRENTIS, A. B.
Lawyer. Detroit, Michigan - Died at Detroit, May 4, 1912.
One of the proudest days of my life was when I became a full-fledged freshman in the University of Michigan. Another, and I think even a greater day, was when, having passed my examinations, I was for the first time called by our old classmate Mott, "Mr., Sophomore Prentis." The rest of my college life was the carefree and happy one of which is the lot of most students, but I do not remember any one day besides that I would mark with a white stone. On the last, however, Commencement Day, as I saw the sun set, a feeling of sadness came over me such as I have never since felt except in the actual presence of some great sorrow. In those days I believe the students were nearer together, and nearer to their professors — more like a family, than they are now, and I felt as if family ties were about to be sundered — perhaps forever. Indeed it was true that some of us then looked in each other's faces for the last time. As to our professors, it was the end of our relations with them — relations which had become dear to me . I mention some of their names because I love to do so, and you, old classmates, love to hear them, — Tappan, Haven, Boise, Williams, Frieze, Winchell — it seems that there never was a better lot of men. When we entered the college, we had the largest contingent of Detroit boys that had ever presented themselves, Chester, Gavin, Lyster, Quinby and Fred and John Speed. I knew them as school boys in Detroit, and their names have been familiar to us all ever since. Upon graduation I returned to Detroit and shortly after- wards was admitted to the bar, and have been a decently conducted citizen and lawyer ever since, and nothing has ever happened to me. I have never been a sailor or soldier, nor ever held any important office of honor or emolument, I have never even been in jail. I have always lived in Detroit, but have traveled a good deal in our own country, and have once crossed the ocean — and come back to tell of it. I was born at Monroe, Mich., January 22nd, 1840, and in 1872 I was married to Miss Mary Macklin, who is — and I say it with due regard for the feelings of the rest of you gentlemen — the best woman in the world, and we have one son, John H. of whom we are very proud, who is a Minister of the Congregational Church. Three of four years ago I began to think it best to get out of active practice, before, as Wall suggests, I was obliged to do so, and have been "tapering off" ever since. I still maintain my office, where old friends and even clients are welcome, but

I do little law business. I am glad to be here today and glad to see so many of the old boys, but, the death of Quinby only a few days ago, and the recent death of Chandler, the most loyal son of the University I ever knew, casts a certain gloom upon our spirits which we cannot shake off, and would not if we could. There is much to make me proud of the class of '58, and one of the chief things is that it was the first class — as a class — to appreciate the grandeur of Dr. Tappan's character, and to love the man for himself. And to the influence of Chandler and Quincy, more than to any other one thing, was due this appreciation and affection. They knew Dr. Tappan better than the rest of us, and they showed us the way. And I am proud of '"58," for the sake of these two men, and of what they did in this line there had been nothing else. Again the class of '58 was the first to make any movement, as a class, to improve and beautifiy the rather desolate field that is now the campus — ^the glorified Campus. I am proud too of the fact that we had a stronger and truer class-spirit than any other class I ever knew of. And this spirit was a strong one, even while we were students. We did not wait until years had passed and college rivalries had been forgotten, and until we remembered only the good in each other. From the first it was a warm and sweet reality. We did not wait for the ten year re-unions, to feel and manifest that feeling of fraternal good will of which I am speaking. It displayed itself in all college meets and contests, both intellectual and athletic. Wicket was then about our only out-door sport — and it was a good one too — and I remembered that we challenged the whole University to a match game. I never knew any other class to do a similar thing. Another evidence of our affection for each other has been the large attendance at our reunions. I do not think any other class has ever shown larger, proportionate gatherings. And Chandler was always there. Frequently, to my knowledge, the fact that he was to be there, brought others, and if that were not enough, his letters did it. We have had only one since his death — our fiftieth, and we shall perhaps, never have another. I am proud of the individual members of the class of '58 I do not know of a single one who made an absolute failure of his life. Many of them achieved distinction. I cannot particularize. I have not time nor space to refer in detail to their services in the Civil War. There were too many of them. From the heroic death of Mott and Woodruff, the baby of the class, almost in the beginning of the contest, to the splendid record of O'Brien, through and beyond the war, from the shortest to the longest, we are proud, and we have reason to be proud, of them all. Ail the men of our class in every relation of life, so demeaned themselves, that the world has been better for their living. They were good and honest men. There was not a sneak in the class.

CHARLES ROLLIN MILLER, B. S., M. S. '60, L. L. B. '60.
I was born in Moravia, N. Y., June 7th, 1834, and came in a lumber wagon through Canada to Washtenaw County, Mich, in 1838. The Pioneer cabin of my father had not a nail or an iron hinge used in its construction. The floor of split and hewed logs; the chimney of split shakes laid up and covered with mud. I lived on a farm in Bridgwater and Saline Townships till summer of 1853. I prepared for the University at the Normal School, Ypsilanti, and entered as a sophomore in Michigan University in 1855, and graduated in 1858. I read law one year with Governor Alpheus Felch at Ann Arbor; entered the law school at the University and graduated with the first law class in April 1860. I went the same spring to St. Joe, Mo., and opened a law office in partnership with Hon. George M. Landon, now of Monroe, Mich. The Lincoln presidential campaign followed the same year. The fierce excitement following his election and inauguration, the firing on Sumter, the secession of the Southern States, the calling for volunteers, the battle of Bull Run, the capture of Camp Jackson at St. Louis, reduced the possibilities of legal success for two young Yankee Union lawyers to the minimum. Too full of grit to back out and hopeful that 90 days, as they talked, might end the trouble, I hung on. Out of money and in debt for board and bed, I finally took a clerkship in the St. Joe post office. I helped make up the first overland mail across the plains sent by coaches from that place, working for 52 hours without rest or sleep to get it ready. On New Years, 1862 I went home on a visit and while there was offered a law partnership by the Hon. Norman Geddes at Adrian, Mich. I accepted it and when the call came for "300,000 more," I answered and helped raise a Company for the 18th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. I was mustered in as Lieutenant, August 27th, 1862 and left at once for Kentucky. I spent the fall and winter of 1862-63 at and around Lexington and Danville in that state. In spring of 1863 we were ordered to Tennessee. I was promoted to Captain and detached for duty on staff of General Robert S. Granger, Post Commander at Nashville. After that I was on staff of General Miller, then on the staff of General Rosseau, and for the last 9 months of the war on the staff of General George H. Thomas, Commanding Department of Cumberland as Assistant Judge Advocate. I was in the great battle of Nashville, there receiving my only injury during the war. From that I soon recovered. _ At the close of the war I was mustered out at Nashville; when I was retained for the defense in a number of important cases before the Military Courts, receiving in 90 days time $3,500 in fees. With this I returned to Michigan and married Miss Mary L. Becker, daughter of Hon. Hiram Becker of Ann Arbor. I returned to Adrian, Mich, and resumed the law partnership with Judge Geddes, which he had kept open for me the three years of my Military service. I have lived and prospered in Adrian ever since, and mixed somewhat in politics as a Republican. I had a narrow escape from being nominated to Congress (lacked one vote). For this escape I have been profoundly grateful ever since. I served as Secretary of the Public School Board of Adrian for 11 years and as Prosecuting Attorney for Lenawee County from 1868 to 1872. I was appointed by Gov. Croswell a member of the Board of Control of the Michigan Reform School for Girls (now Industrial Home for Girls) and was re-appointed by Gov. Jerome and served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Board. I was appointed by Gov. Pingree to a ten year term as member of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, serving as its Secretary and Treasurer. I was re-appointed by Gov. Warner for a second term of ten years and am now President of the Park Commission. My domestic life has been happy. I have two daughters, Mary S. and Jesse F., born of my first wife who died in 1889. I married again, my second wife being Mrs. Anna M. Hale Wendell, a Virginian lady by birth and descent, and with whom I am quietly and happily gliding down the years leading to old age. In my business life I have been reasonably fortunate and successful, having accumulated a moderate fortune. My law practice was always remunerative. I quit active practice 17 years ago finding I was undermining my health by too much work. My business ventures have been as a rule successful. I am President of a Wire Fence Company, of a Brewery, of a productive Oil Company, and of a Bank, all in successful operation. I have been quite largely interested in Michigan timber and farming lands, owning 1000 acres of valuable farms in Lenawee County as well as several thousand acres of timber land and farms in Northern Michigan. Eight years ago I bought 1200 acres, 40 miles northwest of Alpena, Mich., and platted a village upon it called after myself, "Millersburg." It is now a thriving village of 1000 inhabitants and will be my monument on the map of Michigan. In closing this brief memorial, I wish to put on record my great appreciation of the 50th anniversary of the Class of '58 and of the good fellows who there gathered under the Oak. Whatever success in life has been mine I have never failed to give credit for it to the mental and moral training I received at our Alma Mater under the fatherly care and guidance of our Great Chancellor Henry P. Tappan. The writer of the above sketch died at his home in Adrian, Michigan, October 13th, 1908.

CHRISTOPHER MYKRANTZ, A. B.
Lawyer. Ashland, Ohio,
He was born May 31, 1834, at Ashland, Ohio, prepared for college there; entered Bethany College in 1854, and Northwestern College, Indianapolis, Ind. in 1855. He then entered Michigan University in 1856 as a Junior and graduated with the class of '58. After his graduation he attended a law school at Cincinnati, O. where he married Emma Louisa Basnitt, July 18th, 1861 ; returned to Ashland, Ohio, and was Superintendent of Public Schools there during the war; he then went to Bryan, Williams Co., Ohio and was prosecuting attorney of that County. He was President of the Normal College at Bryan for ten years and also Superintendent of the Public Schools there for thirteen years. In 1883 he returned to Ashland and was Professor in Ashland College teaching Greek, German and the sciences. In 1886 he went to Paola, Kansas and was Superintendent of Public Schools there for six years. Returning to Ashland, Ohio in 1892 he engaged in the practice of law with his son Harry A. until he retired from active practice in 1908. Altogether thirty-six years of his life has been devoted to educational work. He now resides at Ashland, Ohio and is interested in farming and horticulture. ( Christopher died January 22, 1916 his wife Emma died June 15, 1921, his son Harry A died in July 17, 1924.)

HORACE HALBERT, B. S.
Died February 5, 1912, at North Fargo, N. D.
He was born at Potter, Gates Co., N. Y., March 1, 1827. Prepared for College at Albany and Alfred Academies. Entered Michigan University 1855 and graduated with the class of '58. After graduation he taught mathematics in the High School in Kalamazoo, Mich., 1859-62, and at Potter, N. Y., 1826-66. He became Burt Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in Kalamazoo College, Mich., 1867-68. He then engaged in farming in Livingston Co., Mich, in 1869 ; was Supervisor of Conway Township 1870-73; Treasurer of Livingston Co. 1872-76; State Senator Michigan 1878 and 1879 and served on the Committee on Education and Public Schools. He moved to North Dakota about 1890, and engaged in farming in Cass Co., and was Commissioner of that county from about 1893-98. In 1860 he married Miss Mary Taylor, of Potter, N. Y. A daughter of this marriage, Mrs. Theresa H. Porter, resides in West Chicago, 111., and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. C. E. Halbert, at North Fargo, N. D.

JOEL MOODY, B. S., M. S. '72.
He was born in the Province of New Brunswick, near Fredericton, October 28th, 1833. His parents brought him to Illinois in the spring of 1834, to Kant County, on the Fox River, where his father acquired 160 acres of land, a part of which is now in the town of St. Charles. His parents died when he was 13 years old. He graduated from the common schools of his town when 16 years of age and did farm work until 19. He then went to Oberlin, Ohio, and studied in that college three years, worked for his board while there and taught school one winter at Penfield, 0. In the fall of 1856 he went to Ann Arbor, Mich., and entered the sophomore class of the University. He carried along with him that year the Junior studies and examinations and entered a Senior in the fall of '57 and graduated with the class of '58. After that he read law in Oberlin, Ohio, and in December the same year of his graduation, he was admitted to "practice in the Supreme Court and all inferior courts of the State." He then married Miss Lizzie King of Oberlin, and went at once to Kansas and in the winter of 1858-59 he began the practice of law in the city of Leavenworth, Kansas. The next year, 1860, he moved to Belmont, Woodson County, of that state, and early in 1862 went into the Union Army as a private and soon became 1st Lieut, and afterwards Captain of Company "H," 2nd Indian Regiment, a regiment of Cherokee Indians. In 1865 he engaged in cattle raising at his home near Belmont in Woodson County, carrying on his law practice at the same time. In that year he became a member of the Legislature in the Lower House. In 1866 he moved to Mound City, Linn County, Kansas, and bought and edited for two years the "Border Sentinel." After two years of various literary work, he resumed the practice of law and entered politics. He was again a member of the Lower House of the Legislature in 1881 and afterwards for four regular sessions and one extra session of the Kansas Senate he was assistant secretary and reading clerk of that body. From 1889 to 1893 he was Senator from the 6th District of the State. In this senate he was appointed chairman of the Committee on Education and became the author of several school laws and especially the laws which legislated business and sound higher education on University lines into the State institution at Lawrence. It has now become under this law, a high, broad, advancing institution of learning for the state. He was Regent of this University from 1890-94. Of late years he has traveled much in the United States, visiting nearly every portion of it, to get acquainted with his country and countrymen. At this writing, July 12th, 1908, he enjoys good health. His residence is 1222 Kansas Ave., Topeka, Kansas. Joel Moody has three son’s by his first wife who died in the latter part of the 1880’s named Robert, Ralph, and Joel. He married second Ella Choate Porter. Joel Moody died February 18, 1914. His eldest son Robert married Susie Smith daughter of Elwood Smith, and they have four children, Rebecca, Ruth, Robert, and June. Ralph married Loie Strong and their two children are Henry S and Catherine who married Dr. Carey. Another of the Moody boys, Joel died in New Mexico.

JUDD MIX MOTT, A. B., LL. B. University of Paris, France, '61.
He was born at Alburgh, Vt., Sept. 16, 1834, and there prepared for college under the tuition of Major Zebina K. Pangborn. He entered the freshman class in 1854. Upon graduation he commenced travelling as a lecturer on scientific subjects, and in this way visited nearly every state in the Union, as well as Canada. In 1859 he commenced the study of the law at Warrington, N. C. The next winter he spent in Washington, D. C. He then entered Harvard University Law School, remaining there one year. In 1860 he went to Europe visiting England, Scotland and Ireland. He then went to France and in Paris attended law lectures at the University and on examination received the degree of LL. B. and was admitted to the bar. He then, in the winter of 1860-61 began attending medical lectures in Paris, after which he visited Switzerland, Germany and other continental countries. When in Italy, news of the first "Bull Run Disaster" decided him to return home at once and join the Union army. Immediately after his arrival, he came to Michigan and enlisted as Captain in First U. S. Lancers. He held that position until March, 1862, when he was appointed Captain in the 16th Reg. Mich. Vol. Inf., which rank he held until he was killed. He led two charges in the battle of Hanover Court House. At Gaines' Hill he lost both his lieutenants, and was himself wounded and taken prisoner, carried to Richmond and was confined in Libby Prison two months until exchanged. Though weak from his wounds and confinement, he at once resumed his command. He was in the second Bull Run battle. At Antietam was in the reserve. Engaged in battle of Fredericksburgh and of Middleville or Upper Aldie, Va. In this battle he was mortally wounded on June 21st, 1863. He was removed to the Armory Square Hospital in Washington, D. C. and there died June 28th, 1863, aged nearly twenty-nine years. His friend and classmate, Myron E. N. Howell, writes of him: "He was a thorough student, a man of close application, of superior mind, and was regarded with high respect by all. As a soldier and officer, he was brave, earnest and capable. The news of the disaster to our arms at the first Bull Run battle, brought him in haste from his course of European study, which he had intended to prosecute for several years, and it was impossible to prevent his joining the army and engaging in the thickest of the fight."

OSCAR FITZALLEN PRICE, A. B., A. M. '61 L. L. B. '60. Abbington College, Illinois.
Lawyer.
Born September 19th, 1836 at Marion, Ohio. Died at Kenosha, Wis. August 7, 1897. Admitted to the bar at Eaton Rapids '59. Practiced his profession at Galesburg, 111. subsequent to 1859; a member of the Illinois Legislature 1870-72; a Presidential elector in 1876;solicitor of the 111. lines of the C. B. & Q. R. R. He was paymaster and purchasing agent in Q. M. Dept. U. S. Vol. in Arkansas and in the Dept. of the Gulf 1862-65. At the time of his death he was a Trustee of Knox College, Illinois. On November 20, 1862 he married Sabina Lamphor, the daughter of Judge Lamphor of Galesburg; a veteran of the Mexican War. Their children are G. L. Price (U. of M. '86), of Galesburg, 111, Mrs. J. B. Seeley of Sheboygan, Wis., Mrs. F. S. Moore of Chicago, and H. 0. Price of Seattle, Washington

ROBERT STARR MOORE, A. B.
Lawyer. Chillicothe, Mo. Died April 4, 1902.
He was born in 1831, in Otsego, Co., N. Y. He remained there until he was seven years old, and then moved with his parents to Hanover, Indiana where he went to school in the winter and worked in the summer for several years. After his graduation he studied law at Hanover, Ind. While at Ann Arbor he met Miss Martha Sperry and soon after his marriage he went to Chillicothe, Mo. This was in 1860. In 1862 he was elected Mayor of Chillicothe, and in the 25th and 26th sessions of the Missouri legislature, (1869 and 1871), represented Livingston County, as a Republican. While in the legislature he made a record for himself as being one of the best posted men in the House. When not doing public service he devoted himself to the practice of his profession and had a large office business. He was one of the oldest members of the Presbyterian Church and was an elder in that organization up to his death and for many years Superintendent of its Sunday School which under his management achieved great success. For many years he was a leading citizen in Chillicothe and known as one of its most prominent men. His family at the time of his death consisted of Frank, Mary, and John Moore, now of Denison, Texas, Mrs. Laura C. Field of Monticello, Ind. and Miss Anne J. Moore of Braymer, Missouri.

BRADLEY MARTIN THOMPSON, B. S., LL. B. '60, M. S. '61.
Lawyer - Jay Professor of Law, U. of M.
He was born April 16, 1835 in Milford, Oakland County, Mich, in the then territory of Michigan, the son of Robert and Maria Short Thompson. His father was born in Vermont and his mother in Genesee, western New York. His parents came to Michigan in 1832 and settled upon lands three miles south of the village of Milford, purchased from the United States. Until fifteen years of age the subject of this sketch worked upon the farm during the summer and attended the district school in the winter, when he was sent to Albion College (Mich.) to prepare for the University. He entered the University in 1854. He took an active part in college activities, was one of the founders of the Adelphic Society in 1857, and was elected president of the society at the close of the first semester of 1857-58. During the school year of 1858-59 Col. Thompson taught in the Ann Arbor High School. He read law during the summer and entered the law school in Oct. 1859, graduating a member of the first class in March 1860. Immediately upon graduation he was examined and admitted to the bar at Ann Arbor. While still in the law department he formed a co-partnership with a classmate Charles K. Robinson and opened an oflfice on East Saginaw May 1860.In the Douglas-Lincoln presidential campaign of 1860 he was candidate for prosecuting attorney on the Democratic ticket and went down to defeat with his party. In 1861 Charles K. Robinson was appointed receiver of the U. S. Land Office and in the fall of that year Col. Thompson and Wm. L. Webber and Chancy H. Gage formed a law partnership under the firm name of Webber, Thompson and Gage. In the fall of 1862 he was mustered into the service as Captain of Company G, 7th Mich. Vol. Cavalry. He was in active service with his regiment through the Gettysburg campaign. In the fall of 1863 he was appointed commander of the dismounted cavalry camp at Washington and in July, 1864 was, on account of sickness transferred to the pay department as Major and additional paymaster U. S. Vols, and assigned for service to Cincinnati, Ohio under Major Wm. Cumback. He continued in the service until December 1865 when he was mustered out and made Brv't Lt. Col. U. S. Vols, for distinguished services. Col. Thompson returned to East Saginaw and resumed the practice of the law, which he continued until 1888. In 1866 he was appointed city attorney and held the office for one year. He was again appointed to that office in 1870 and held the office for two years. In 1873 and 1874 he was Mayor of East Saginaw. In 1887 Col. Thompson was appointed Jay Professor of law in the University of Michigan, and removed to Ann Arbor with his family. His work in the department did not commence until the beginning of the second semester of 1887-88. He has continued to fill the chair until the present time. He was Mayor of Ann Arbor 1890-91. December 20, 1860, Col. Thompson married Marian Lind. They have had three children. Isadore T. Scott wife of Prof. F. N. Scott of Michigan University. Guy B. Thompson, deceased, one of the founders of the Legal News, and its editor until his death, and Elizabeth E. Thompson.

JOHN TENBROOK SNODDY, B. S. Major 7th Regiment Kansas Cavalry
Attorney-at-Law.
Editor:
Died at Mound City, Kansas, April 21, 1864. He was born in Lycoming County, Pa., November 10, 1835. He removed in 1851 to Indiana. During 1852 and 1853 he attended a part of the time the Western Manual Labor School near Annapolis, Parke County, Indiana. In the fall of 1854 he entered the University of Michigan and was graduated in 1858. He immediately went to Cleveland, Ohio and began the study of the law with Chase & Slade. At the January term of the Ohio Supreme Court (Jan. 2, 1859) he was admitted to practice. In the early spring of 1859 he located at Leavenworth, Kansas Territory to practice in partnership with Joel Moody, B. S., his college classmate. In the fall of 1859 he removed from Leavenworth to Mound City, in Linn Co., Kansas. In the latter part of that year, or early in 1860, he married Maria Moody of Oberlin, Ohio. From the time he located at Mound City, up to his enlistment in the Union Army he practiced law, and edited a newspaper at Mound City. In the fall of 1860, he was elected to the Territorial Legislature of Kansas and was serving in that body when the state was admitted to the Union. He took an active part with the free state men in the border troubles and defended them vigorously in his paper and on the stump. When the war broke out, and enlistments began in Kansas, for three years service he volunteered. This was in June 1861, but owing to some trouble, the batallion in which he had enlisted was not mustered into the U. S. service and he returned to Mound City. In July or early in August, 1861, the raising of the 7th Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Cavalry was begun at Mound City and he was commissioned Adjutant of it. The Regiment was filled and mustered in at Fort Leavenworth. In the capacity of Adjutant he served until the summer of 1862, when under an order from the War Department mustering out all Regimental Adjutants not line officers, he was mustered out. After a very short time, however, he was commissioned Major of the same Regiment, and returned to his command in the field and served with it in the capacity of Major until the summer of 1863, when he was compelled by the failure of his health to resign. He returned to his home in Mound City in the fall of 1863, almost a complete physical wreck. He again opened his law office, but was unable to do any considerable work. On April 1st, 1864, he and his brother James D. Snoddy, published the first number of the Border Sentinel. At this time, however, he had so declined physically that he was scarcely able to leave his house. On the 21st day of April, 1864, he died at his home in Mound City.

OZORA PIERSON STEARNS, B. S., LL. B. '60.
Lawyer.
Died at San Diego, Cal., June 2, 1896. He was born Jan. 15, 1831, at DeKalb, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. He fitted for college at Oberlin, Ohio. His residence at that time was Painesville, Ohio, and from that place he cameto Ann Arbor in the autumn of 1855, securing the degree of B. S. in 1858. He entered the first class organized in the Law Department and received his degree of LL. B. 1860. He immediately began the practice of the law at Rochester, Minn., and in 1861 was elected prosecuting attorney for Olmsted Co. In August, 1862, he enlisted in the 9th Minnesota Infantry and was appointed 1st Lieutenant of Co. F. He served on the frontier against the Sioux Indians until the fall of 1863. He then engaged in law practice until April, 1864, when he was appointed Colonel of the 39th U. S. Colored Infantry. He commanded his regiment in the Battle of the Wilderness; also in the Battle of Petersburg, following the Mine Explosion in July, 1864 ; and thereafter took part in numerous skirmishes and minor engagements during the campaign before Petersburg and Richmond. In December, 1864, he accompanied Gen. Butler on his Fort Fisher expedition. In January, 1865, he was with his regiment engaged in the capture of Ft. Fisher under the command of Gen. Terry. He remained in the service until December, 1865. While in the army he was again elected Prosecuting Attorney for his county, and on his return from military service, began the duties of his office January 1, 1866. In the spring of that year he was elected Mayor of Rochester, which office he held two years. In 1867 he was appointed United States Register in Bankruptcy. In January, 1871, he was elected U. S. Senator to fill out the term of Hon. Daniel S. Norton, deceased. In the spring of 1872, he removed to Duluth. In 1874 he was appointed Judge of the 11th Judicial District of Minnesota and in November of that year was elected to the same office for a term of seven years. He was three times elected without opposition. While holding court in 1891 he was stricken with paralysis and his health there- after being poor, he removed to San Diego, Cal., hoping to receive benefit from the change of climate. His death occurred from pneumonia on the 3rd of June, 1896, at his residence in San Diego, Cal.

WILLIAM EMORY QUINBY, A. B., A. M. '61, LL. D. '96.
He was born at Brewer, Maine, December 14, 1835. His boyhood days were spent at Lisbon, where he obtained his early education. When he was fifteen years old he removed with his parents to Detroit where he attended the old Capitol High School and a private high school conducted by John M. Gregory. Here he prepared himself for entrance to the University, from which he was graduated with the Class of '58. A year later he was admitted to the bar in Detroit and began the practice of law, becoming at the same time court reporter for the Detroit Free Press. He succeeded so well in newspaper work that he eventutually gave up the law, and became a regular member of the Free Press staff. In 1861 he became city editor, a position which he occupied for two years, when he was advanced to the managing editorship, at the same time purchasing a small interest in the paper. By 1872 he had acquired a controlling interest in the stock, and was made editor-in-chief of the paper. From 1872 to May, 1893, Mr. Quinby continued in active control of the Free Press. At that time he was appointed by President Cleveland, Minister Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary to the Netherlands. This post he occupied for four years, but on his return he again took up his newspaper work, which he resigned only a short time before his death. In addition to his Baccalaureate Degree, he received the degree of A. M. from the University in 1861, and Honorary degree of Doctor of Laws in 1896. He was married in 1860 to Adeline Frazier, who died in 1905. Six children survive him. Mr. Quinby died June 7, 1908, following a long illness and an operation at Harper Hospital, Detroit, Mich. He was deeply interested in his class. Was present at nearly all its meetings and devoted to Dr. Tappan.

WILLIAM SCHUYLER WOODRUFF, A. B. '58
1st Lieutenant 1st Reg. Mich. Vol. Infantry
Mortally wounded at Petersburg, Va., June 25th, 1864. The son of Wm. George and Augusta Woodruff, was born at Marshall, Mich. Aug. 22, 1838. Prepared for college at Marshall Union School and at an Academy in Buffalo, N. Y. Entered Sophomore in 1855 and graduated in 1858. Immediately after leaving the University he began teaching at Marion, Alabama,and continued his school there until December 31, 1860, when he returned to Marshall. He enlisted as a private in the 1st Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry, August 1, 1861; was appointed Sergeant Co. "E" and served in that rank until Dec. I, 1862 when he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant and on Jan. II, 1864 was promoted to 1st Lieutenant. He was wounded and taken prisoner at Manassas, Va., Aug. 30th, 1862, was wounded at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, was in command of his Company in the trenches before Petersburg, Va., was wounded June 25th, 1864 in action at Petersburg, and died of wound in Armory Square Hospital, Washington, June 28th, 1864. He was buried in the National Cemetery on Arlington Heights. His father writes of him Jan. 1865. "William was a good general scholar, but was especially devoted to study of botany and of geology. For these studies he had fine opportunities while residing in the South. His attainments in these specialties led to his election to the membership in several scientific associations, and Academies of Natural Science. "Self-sacrifice and self-abnegation were written all over his brief career. My great consolation in his loss is in the service he rendered his country, and the earnest fidelity of his Christian character."

GEORGE PHILANDER SWEET, B. S., M. S. '61, M. D. '65.
Died at West Fork, Mo., January 8th, 1911.
After graduation he taught a term at school and spent some time at Garret Biblical Institute, Evanston, Illinois. In 1859 he married, and took charge of an Indian Government School on Saginaw Bay, Michigan. In 1860-61 he attended law lectures at Michigan University. In 1863 after several failures to enter the Army, he took up the study of medicine with a view to entering the service as surgeon of Volunteers, but the war ended before he finished the course. He began the practice of medicine in Allegan, Michigan. His health failed and he never entirely recovered it. In 1870-71 he became partner in a flour mill at Canandaigua, Michigan. In 1871 he removed to Illinois where he remained until 1882. He then went to Missouri and settled in Shannon County, among the foothills of the Ozarks. In 1899 his wife died. Since then he lived most of the time in St. Louis, Mo. having sold his interests in Shannon County. He retained his professional standing as M. D. and in Dentistry and as Pharmacist and kept up a running practice in spite of ill health. He labored under many difficulties, especially owing to the almost total loss of his eye-sight following an attack of pneumonia in 1899 from which he never entirely recovered.

HENRY ALLEN BUCK, A. B., A. M., '61.
Lawyer.
Enlisted in Co. K, 51st Illinois Vol. Inftry., Oct. 28, 1861.
Second Lieutenant 51st Illinois Vol. Inftry., April 16, 1863. ,
Killed in action Chickamauga, Tenn., September 19, 1863.
(Nothing further is known about Henry, other than his mother’s name was Amanda)

SAMUEL EZRA SMITH, B. S.
Died at San Francisco, California, October 6th, 1888.
1st Lieutenant and Adjutant 44th Indiana Volunteer Infantry.
He took a post-graduate course at the University 1858-59; was admitted to the bar in 1869, and practiced his profession in San Francisco, excepting the year 1870, when he was at Elkhart, Ind. He is buried in San Francisco National Cemetery

JOHN WESLEY HORNER, A. B., A. M., '62.
Colonel U. S. Vol. -- Professor in Kansas University.
Died August 16th, 1874, at Osawatomie, Kansas.
He was born in Berks Co., Pa., in 1833. He was prepared for college at Ypsilanti, Mich., and entered as a sophomore in 1855, graduating in 1858. He followed the profession of teaching until the breaking out of the War of the Rebellion, when he entered the service April, 1861, in a regiment of three-months men, 1st Mich. Vols. Infty., and held the rank of First Lieutenant until August, 1861. He was then commissioned in the 18th Michigan Volunteer Infantry as Captain, July 27, 1862. He was promoted to Major, August 13th, 1862; Lt. Colonel, Feb. 21st, 1864, and Colonel, March 21, 1865. His command was mustered out June 26th, 1865. After his retirement from the army he resumed his work of teaching. In 1867 he was appointed Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy in the University of Kansas, which position he filled ably until failing health deprived him of the power of work. He overtaxed his physical strength in his enthusiastic efforts as a teacher and was attacked with softening of the brain, which resulted in his death August 16, 1874.

ADAM K. SPENCE was bom at Rhynie, in the shire of
Aberdeen, Scotland, March 12, 1831, son of Dr. Adam and Elizabeth (Ross) Spence. He was descended on the father's side from the Scotch Highlanders. His mother was of the famous Clan Ross, and was linked with the Macdonalds, the Fraziers, and the McConachys. He received his early training in the country schools of Salem, Washenaw County, Michigan, to which place his parents had removed ; and after one year in the preparatory department of Olivet College, and three years in the same department of Oberlin College, he entered the University of Michigan in 1854 and was graduated Bachelor of Arts in 1858. The degree of Master of Arts followed three years later. Immediately on graduation he was added to the teaching staff of the University, and filled in succession the following positions: Instructor in Greek, 1858-59; in Greek and French, 1859-60; in Greek, Latin and French, 1860-63; in Greek and French, 1863-65 ; Assistant Professor of Greek and French, 1865-67, Professor of the French Language and Literature, 1867-70. In 1870 he resigned his chair to accept the acting presidency of Fisk University at Nashville, Tennessee. This position he occupied for seven years, after which he served as Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Greek and French at the same institution during the remainder of his life. He died at Nashville, April 24, 1900. He was one of the original members of the Student's Christian Association at Ann Arbor, and its first president. Throughout the entire period of his connection with this University, first as student and afterwards as teacher, he was unceasing in his labors for the prosperity of this Association. It would be difficult to find any one who possessed the genuine missionary spirit in a greater degree than did this man. Ann Arbor was very dear to him; but at the call of duty he went forth to strange surroundings and to social ostracism, and gave his all to the cause of the poor and lowly. He was married in 1862 to Catharine Mackey, and by her had four children, of whom but one survives, Mary Elizabeth.

OTIS M. McOMBER, A.B.
Died at Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 13th, 1897.
President Gongales College, Texas, 1860-68.
President Salado College, Texas, 1870-78.

GEORGE MORELL CHESTER, A. B., A. M., 70.
Born November 3, 1838, at Detroit, Mich.
Died June 7, 1891, at Detroit, Mich.
George Morell Chester was the eldest son of John Chester, of Detroit, and his wife, the daughter of Judge George Morell, of the Territorial and State Supreme Court. After graduation he returned to Detroit and became regularly connected with the "Free Press," and during this period, from *58 to '61, studied law, but never prosecuted his legal studies after the war. Upon the breaking out of the war, he went to Washington and obtained a position as clerk in the Quartermaster's Department under Colonel Rucker, U. S. Army. Subsequently he was made Captain and Q. M. U. S. Vol. and rendered valuable services in that capacity and at one time was on the staff of General Augur, commanding the Department of Washington. On November 7, 1864, Captain Chester resigned and returned to civil life. He resumed his connection with the "Free Press." He was offered the position of city editor of the St. Paul Press and filled the position for about a year. From St. Paul he went to New York where he was first employed as a reporter on the New York Tribune. He was afterwards made Junior Editor of Appleton's Journal, which position he filled for nearly the entire existence of that periodical. He was subsequently engaged in different capacities on almost all of the large New York dailies, but finally returned to Detroit and the "Free Press" in 1878. He was afterwards employed at different times on other Detroit papers and for some time was Editor-in-Chief and manager of "Chaff," a dramatic and society journal. "Mr. Chester was a scholarly man whose wide experience and acquaintance made him an exceptionally valuable newspaper workman. He was thorough, painstaking and accurate and a graceful and felicitous and prodigious worker. He was devoted to his profession and his partiality for and loyalty to the paper for which he did the first, the last and most of his service, were marked characteristics of his professional career." While he filled many positions during his connection with the "Free Press" he was best remembered to Detroit and Michigan readers by his long and valuable services as "State News Editor" of the "Free Press." He held this position most of the time from 1878 until ill health terminated his connection with that paper in September, 1889. From his college days to the end of his life, Mr. Quinby, his classmate, was his most devoted friend.

A TRIBUTE FROM AN OLD ASSOCIATE.
Geo. P. Goodale, of Detroit.
"Born in the social purple and bred in the polite conditions of life, George M. Chester was the least conventional man I have known. "My acquaintance with him was begun at Elmira, N._ Y., in 1863, the most direful and portentous year of the American Civil war. I was newsroom foreman of the Elmira Daily Press and Captain Chester, an officer in the Quartermaster's Department of the Army had his office in the same building. It was one of his multitudinous duties to provide for the 20,000 Confederate prisoners then at Elmira, for the thousands of Union recruits going to the front from that rendezvous, and for the veterans who were returning from the front in considerable numbers. His breezy personahty arrested my attention, and having been formerly employed in newspaper work himself, he naturally drifted into acquaintance with our division of the building. We early became warm friends. He must have then been about 25. I was 19 and an enthusiast. He seemed an ideal officer. "I have no recollection of his later army career, having reentered the service myself; but when in the course of the happy fortune that has always attended my goings and comings, I found myself in Detroit at the close of the war. Captain Chester was there to give me greeting. The next year found us both members of the 'Free Press' family, he having returned to the employment in which as a lad he first faced the responsibilities of life, and in which he spent most of the quarter of a century that has swept us along to this hour of lament that our link is sundered.

Geo. M. Chester wore his heart upon his sleeve. Men knew him for what he was. An audacious spirit, unquestionably, and never a diplomatic, slippered seeker for advancement. Circumlocution and sneaking hypocrisy had no abiding place in him. Blunt sincerity was the cornerstone of him. Loyalty to friends and child-like trust were among the things that belonged to him and were an index to his general character. An intense and picturesque individuality marked his whole career. His way was peculiarly his own and in no part any other man's way. He had little patience with conventionality, yet on occasion he could go to Rome and do as all the Romans did, but left to work out his own impulses, nobody ever knew him wear a mask. "I have heard many sympathetic and some tearful words of pity for his fate. He never was in need of them, save as expressions of kindly will ; for he knew better than we who survive him, how welcome a friend death may be. The letter which he sent from the Mexican Gulf a little while ago was the voice of one who has caught a glimpse of the world beyond — "the world that sets this right." And in the new light that shines for him, but not for us — not quite yet for us — I do not doubht he sees that Death is to the dead evermore as glad a thing as Life to the living.

MYRON EMORY HOWELL, B. S.
Died at Washington, D. C, February 17, 1888.
He was born Oct. 16, 1833, at Palmyra, N. Y. Editor and proprietor of Pontiac Gazette 1858-62. Military State Agent, May to Nov. 1862, and a prisoner of war in Richmond, Va., June to Oct., 1862; Assistant Chief Clerk U. S. Land Office Dept. of the Interior 1866-71; and since '78 Chief Clerk; President Michigan University Club, Washington, D. C. He married Ida Amelia Mott, a sister of his classmate Judd Mix Mott, April 5, 1864.

GEORGE WILLARD WALL, A. B., A. M. '62.
L. L. B., Cincinnati Law School '59.
He was born at Chillicothe, Ohio, April 22, 1839. He was licensed to practice law in Illinois, June, 1859, and began the practice of his profession the same year in that state. He was elected a member of the Constitutional Conventions of Illinois in 1861, and again in 1869. He was elected State Attorney 3rd Judicial Circuit, 111. Nov. 1864 and was a delegate to the Democratic Convention in 1868 and to the National Democratic Convention in 1876. He was elected Circuit Judge of the 3rd Judicial Circuit, 111. in August 1877, re-elected in 1879, 1885 and 1891, his term of service expiring June, 1897. He was assigned to service in the Appellate Court from Jan. 1879 and so continued until the close of his term in 1897. His opinions are to be found in Vols. 3 to 71 of that court. He has been President of the Illinois State Board of Law Examiners since 1897. He has retired from practice. He married Miss Celeste Nettleton, May 29th, 1862. The children now living of this marriage are, Willard, Charles T., Juliette (now Mrs. Francis E. Pope), Samuel V. and Edgar T. He has also living five grandchildren, Willard, Helen B., Jessie Celeste, Margaret Ward and Celeste Pope. His address is DuQuoin, 111. He was still living in 1920 at the age of 80 in DuQuoin Illinois

LOUIS McLOUTH, A. B., A. M. 61., Ph. D. '84, M. P. '03.
Born at Walworth near Palmyra, N. Y., Sept. 21st, 1835.
Died at New Britain, Conn., March 14, 1909.
(A Personal Sketch) --- Ancestors.
My first paternal ancestor in America was Lawrence McLouth, my great grandfather, a school-master and scrivener in and about Taunton, Massachusetts. He came to America about 1755 from County Louth, Ireland; and there is a pretty well authenticated tradition in the family that he was a descendant, or a near kinsman, of the Lowths, father and son, of England, both quite celebrated ecclesiastics and scholars, the younger of whom was offered by George III the archbishopric of Canterbury. He declined the office on account of ill-health and old age, although ever afterwards he was called archbishop Lowth. My great grandfather was educated in Dublin, and on coming to America he settled in Taunton where he married Mollie Pratt, a direct descendant of Thomas Rogers of the Mayflower. He was a teacher in and about Taunton till old age. He and three or four of his sons served in the patriot army and navy during the Revolutionary War, and in 1787 removed with his family to Cheshire, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, where his son Lewis, my grandfather settled in the practice of medicine, which he followed for many years. My grandmother's maiden name was Elizabeth Fuller. Here my father, Farley McLouth, was born in 1802. As a young man he went to Western New York, where some of his kindred had gone before him, and here he married my mother, Mary Doty, a descendant of Mayflower Edward Doten.

My Birth and Education.
I was born in Walworth, near Palmyra, in western New York, September 21, 1835. In my early infancy, in the spring of 1836, my father and mother moved to Bedford, Monroe County, Michigan, and here I spent my childhood on my father's farm and in the public schools. My father died when I was thirteen and soon after my mother sent me for a time to a neighboring academy, and afterward to the Michigan Central college, as it was called, at Spring Arbor, Michigan — afterwards Hillsdale College — and then to Oberlin, where I completed my preparation for the University of Michigan. At Spring Arbor I became acquainted with our classmates Hamilton J. Dennis, Wesley A. Green and George Benedict. The last named left the class early and soon after died. I entered the University about the middle of the fall term of 1854 and was in constant attendance thereafter till graduation in June, 1858. While in the University I enjoyed, with the rest of my class, the instruction and the enlarging influence of such men as Dr. Tappan, the scholarly Professor Boise, the cultured and scholarly Professor Freeze, the genial Professor Williams, the enthusiastic teacher of the natural sciences, Professor Winchell, Professor Fasquelle, in French and German ; for a short time, Professor E. 0. Haven, afterwards bishop, and Andrew D. White. Some years later I wrote Professor Boise then in Chicago University, that I deemed it a privilege to have been able in my own teaching to imitate in my poor way, so good a model as my old teacher of Greek. In classical politeness he replied "Laus laudatis laus est." The next day after I graduated, I went into the haying and harvest fields to work to pay up the arrears of my college expenses, and continued there most of the time for some months.

My Work.
In the fall of 1859 I became principal of the Lapeer Seminary, at Lapeer, Michigan, continuing there two years, receiving my A. M. degree from the University meantime. I then succeeded one of my University friends as principal of the Ontona- gon public schools, — the first in the state to be supported without a "rate bill," — and there I remained for two years. Then I was chosen principal of the Owosso public schools; but after two terms I resigned to take up for a year post-graduate studies in the University. There I studied engineering under Professor Wood, mathematics under Professor Williams and history under the instruction of the scholarly Professor Andrew D. White. During the winter I attended the special course of lectures on the French Revolution by the eloquent Dr. Lord, then of Dartmouth. At the end of the year I was chosen principal of the Monroe High School, and after one term there became superintendent of the schools of that town. There I continued for four years, being invited back to the schools of Lapeer meantime, and also to the professorship of pedagogy in the Missouri University. In 1868 I went to Battle Creek as superintendent of Public Schools, but at the end of one year I accepted an election to the faculty of the State Normal School at Ypsilanti, in drawing, geography and history.

In the State Normal School.
Here I labored for sixteen years, though after the first two years I was transferred to the wide department of natural and physical sciences, — not including botany. However, towards the close of my service in the Normal School, since named Normal College — I was relieved of the natural history studies, but continued to teach physics, astronomy and chemistry. While connected with the Normal School, during two interregnums of the principalship, I was detailed by the State Board of Education to divide with one of my associates the duties of the executive. During my time there the school grew from an attendance of one hundred and fifty the first term to six or seven hundred. Large additions were made to the buildings and my department was provided with well equipped physical and chemical laboratories. A little working astronomical observatory was built and equipped largely by private subscriptions ; and here I had the opportunity of observing and reporting one of the rare transits of Venus, and a transit of Mercury. While in the Normal School, during my sixteen years of service there, I was very often called on by the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the state to assist at or conduct teachers' institutes, one time and another, in most of the cities and villages of the state.

In the Michigan Agricultural College.
In the winter of 1885 I was called to the work of organizing the new department of Mechanic Arts in the Agricultural College of the state, under the presidency of Edwin Willits, just elected. In this new position I had the chair of Mechanics and Astronomy In July of 1885 I began duty for the Agricultural College, visiting the larger manufacturing cities, meeting manufacturers for the purpose of creating with them an active interest in the new department of Practical Mechanic Arts at the College. In the winters of 1885-86 and 1886-87 I also assisted at many of the farmers institutes held by the College.

In the Agricultural College of South Dakota.
In the summer of 1886 I was invited to take the presidency of the Agricultural College of the territory of Dakota. I visited the seat of this college in August, and again in the winter of 1887, and assisted in getting appropriations for the institution from the territorial legislature at Bismark. In March of that year I accepted the place, and resigning in Michigan began service in the new field in April. Here it was building almost from the beginning. Faculties were to be organized, courses of study formulated, and new departments of study were to be opened while a farm, tools and stock were to be purchased and new buildings planned and erected. Here ten years of hard work were given, especially hard because of a change from a period of good crops to a long period of poor ones. The people were heavily in debt, and many were compelled to move away. In spite of it all, the College grew. The U. S. Agricultural Experiment Station of South Dakota was organized and set upon its work. The territory had meantime been divided and South Dakota became a separate state. During these ten years of service I was called upon to speak at all kinds of gatherings in nearly every town and city in the part of the state east of the Missouri river and in many of them repeatedly. The faculty and other officers were nearly quadrupled, students greatly increased in number, courses in agriculture, in domestic art and science, in mechanic arts, and in pharmacy were established and supplied with tools, teams, live stock, and with special laboratory facilities. The farm was increased from 80 acres to 240; and the buildings were increased in number from two to thirteen, while chemical, physical, botanical, zoological, pharmacuetical veterinary and dairy laboratories were provided and equipped. One great service to the state was rendered at the last in securing an amendment to the constitution by which one Board of Regents came into control of all the state educational institutions. In 1896 I resigned after a service of ten years, lacking two or three months from the time I was elected. It is a great pleasure to me to record in these notes the statement that only a short time ago in June of 1908, on invitation I returned to the scene of these labors, and gave addresses and met and was very cordially received by hundreds of my old pupils and other citizens of the state.

My Family.
I was married in December of 1860 to Miss Sarah Ann Doty, and we have six living children, two married daughters and four sons. Our eldest son, Lawrence A. McLouth is professor of the German language and literature in New York University, and another son, professor of art in the Oregon State College. One of the other sons is in business in Detroit and the youngest is in business in Los Angeles, California.
Degrees. Addresses. General Work.
In 1884 the degree of Doctor of Philosophy was conferred upon me by Hillsdale College and in 1903 the degree of Master of Pedagogy was conferred by the Michigan State Normal College. In 1885 I was elected president of the Michigan State Teachers' Association and in 1890 I was elected president of the Manual Training section of the National Educational Association. I have given many addresses, and read many papers before educational associations, — one before the National Educational Association in Philadelphia in 1877 on the functions of the normal school, and one on agricultural colleges at its meeting in St. Paul, and one on manual training at its meeeting in Toronto. When I introduced manual training in the Michigan Normal School there was hardly more than two or three manual training schools west of Allegheny Mountains and not more than five in America. Now nearly every city in the land has one. When one of my associates and I, in the Michigan Normal School in the summer of 1875, with 25 students started the work of Summer Schools, we were laughed at for our pains; but now nearly every college and university in the country is boasting of the number enrolled in the "summer schools" and the old Michigan Normal College enrolled over 1500 at its summer session of 1907. I have been favored, like many of my beloved classmates of the U. of M. of 1858 with a long life in which I have helped a little and seen many good things grow from little to great.

Correspondence Teaching.
For the last ten years I have been very interestingly employed in the work of teaching by correspondence, — a kind of teaching which reaches and helps thousands of young people all over the world to better their educational standing who cannot take advantage of the ordinary schools and colleges. In the Home Correspondence School of Springfield, Massachusetts, of which I am one of the Directors, and dean of the faculty, we have enrolled more than forty thousand students from all parts of the world.

CHARLES STEWART PATTERSON, B. S. - Merchant.
Died Dec. 15, 1873, at New York City.
He was a son of Hon. Michael A. Patterson, for many years a Regent of the University, and was born at Tecumseh, Oct. 25th, 1836. He fitted for college at Tecumseh under tuition of Professor Estabrook, entering as a scientific freshman 1854, and graduating B. S. 1858. He commenced business soon after graduation as a druggist at Tecumseh, and married Nov. 18, 1862, Miss Caroline Ketcham. In 1873 he was forced to give up active life, and went to New York City for treatment for Bright's disease, without benefit. He died December 15, 1873, aged thirty-seven years. His remains were interred in his native place, Dec. 20, 1873. "In college he was a careful and diligent student, as well as a genial companion. In his business and social relations in after life, he was without reproach and beloved by a large circle of relatives and friends."

FRANK ASKEW, B. S.
Died April 28, 1902, at Kansas City, Mo.
Frank Askew was born at St. Clairsville, Ohio, January 9, 1837. After graduation from the University, he spent three years in the office of the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas at St. Clairsville, and during this period devoted himself to the study of the law, but did not seek admission to the bar. In April, 1861, he was commissioned Lieutenant in the 17th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and served in West Virginia until the end of his regiment's three months' service. Later he was made Captain in the 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. In December, '62, he became Lieutenant Colonel and in July, '64, Colonel of this regiment. At the close of the war he was made Brigadier General by brevet for "gallant and meritorious services during the war." His service was with the Army of the Cumberland and included the battles of Stone River, Chickamauga, Franklin and Nashville. In 1866 he moved to Kansas City and immediately went into business with his brother, Wilson Askew, and an uncle, William Askew, who had preceded him there a few years and were in the wholesale harness and saddlery business. It became known subsequently as the Askew Brothers Wholesale Leather and Saddlery Hardware, and grew to be one of the largest of its kind in the Missouri Valley. Of this Company he was Vice President. He took much interest in public affairs and an active part in city affairs. From 1879 to 1886 he was a member of the School Board and was President of the Board of Freeholders when the charter of 1889 was formed. He was one of the organizers of the Westminster Congregational Church and a member of the Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion and of the G. A. R. A widow and three children survive, Frank D. and Kirk Askew, and Mrs. Hal C. Whitehead, all of Kansas City, Mo. They were the children of Mary Updegraff , whom General Askew married in Kansas City in 1870 and who died in 1898. General Askew was married a second time, November 26, 1901, to Mrs. Mary Cole Green, daughter of Thomas C. Cole. The following obituary notice appeared in a Kansas City paper of April 29, 1902 :

"GENERAL FRANK ASKEW.
"The noble and distinguished appearance of General Frank Askew, who died at his home in this city yesterday was an index to his character. He was quite as much of a man as he looked and that is high praise indeed. His clean and sterling fiber was revealed in his commanding figure and bearing and in his sincere and straightforward manner. His whole life was on a plane of admirable rectitude. His success was due to his tireless industry and to the fair treatment which he always practiced toward his patrons. He had the sort of pride in his business which every man of the right stamp ought to feel in the occupation to which he devotes his life. "General Askew was a man bred and trained in the school of the elementary virtues of the Ohio communities of sixty years ago — industry, integrity, simplicity of life and great pride of family. He came to Kansas City not on any chance of venture, but with all of his close family connections, with the definite purpose of making this his permanent home. He was a citizen of a high type, with that intelligent regard for the interests of the home and family which placed him on the right side of all public questions. He was justly proud of the service which it was his privilege to render to his country. He was such a soldier as a citizen of his high standards might be expected to make. His rank and title testified to his efficiency as a military officer. "General Askew died in the home where his children were brought up and in the neighborhood where most of his years in Kansas City were passed. It is a comfortable and substantial dwelling and to General Askew was hallowed by recollections which caused him to cling to it after many of his earlier friends had removed to other parts of the city."

ABRAHAM NEFF, A. B.
He was born Oct. 19, 1831, near Ashland, Ohio, and was prepared for college in the Ashland Public Schools, his teacher being S. M. Barber, a graduate of the University of Michigan. He entered Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, in the fall of 1854 and spent his Freshman year and three months of his Sophomore year, there. He then entered Michigan University in the Sophomore Class and graduated with the class of 1858. Upon his graduation he became a teacher for several years, and then went into business with a partner, merchandising at Cuba, Illinois After a couple of years his partner moved to California, but he continued in the business with another partner. While so engaged he was burnt out. The loss so sustained was adjusted but never paid owing to the failure of the Company in which they were insured. The business was re-established and carried on for seven years, but losses were met, and finally he sold out at a loss. He then went to Bushnell, Illinois and became Superintendent of the City Schools for four years, and then moved on to a farm in Fulton County, EL, where he has been up to this time (May 1911). He also taught again in the City of Cuba Schools for six years. In 1864 he married Miss H. T. Davett, of Knox Co., 1llinois who has been a "noble helpmate" to him and is still living. Eight children, four sons and four daughters, were born to them, of whom two daughters, both married, and one son, the youngest, also married, are living. Twenty-two years of his life were devoted to Educational work. His address is R. F. D. No. 1, Lewistown, Illinois

JOSEPH E. PRUTZMAN, B. S., M. S. '68.
He was born at Kalamazoo, Mich., July 31, 1837. Im- mediately after graduation he engaged in the mercantile business at Three Rivers, Michigan, and remained there until the year 1867, and was in the manufacturing business from 1867 to 1887. In the latter year he went to California and from there to Oklahoma and in 1892 to Chicago where he remained until 1901, when he went to Kansas City, Missouri and engaged in business with the Builders Material Supply Company, with which he is still connected, having offices at 301-334 Scarritt Building. He was married to Miss Emma Hopkins in Detroit, Mich., May 12th, 1863 and his family consist of wife, one son and one daughter, all living. His residence is 1401 Linwood Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo.

ALEXANDER RICHARD, B. S.
Farmer and Surveyor.
Died at Tecumseh, Michigan, December 7th, 1905.
He took a post-graduate course at the University, 1858-59.

GEORGE A. MARK, B. S., M. S. '61.
Surveyor.
Post offie address 205 Manning St., Hillsdale, Mich.
Born at Fredonia, N. Y., July 11th, 1830. Following graduation the first notable event of my life was my marriage to Miss Julia M. Baldwin of Ellington, N. Y. During the five years following I taught school in the States of New York and Indiana and then settled at Hillsdale, Michigan, where I have since lived, engaged in the practice of civil engineering. Save the sad loss of a son in 1874, and of my wife in 1890, the years have sped uneventfully but rapidly and happily. Ten years later, I married Mrs. Fannie Birdsall and have a comfortable and quiet home at Hillsdale, in the enjoyment of which and in the affectionate care of my wife and surviving son I expect to spend my remaining days.

HEMAN BELDING BURGESS, A. B., A. M., '63.
P. E. Clergyman, Canon - Died at Plattsmouth, Neb., Sept. 7, 1912.
He was born at Redford, Wayne Co., Mich., April 24, 1833. During his early boyhood he lived with his parents on a farm, working in the summer and attending school in the winter until he was seventeen years of age. He then entered the High School at Pontiac, Mich., and completed a four years' course in three years. He then entered the University of Michigan in the fall of 1854. Upon his graduation he was offered the position of assistant instructor of Astronomy under Professor Brunnow. This he declined and at once entered upon a Theological course at Nashotah, Wisconsin, where he received the degree of B. D. in 1861, and was made priest in June of that year under the Bishop of Michigan. He then entered upon his ministry in 1861 and filled pastorates at Lansing, Michigan, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, prior to taking charge of St. Luke's. He was also Professor of Science and German for a time at Nebraska City College, in 1872, and also taught Greek and Hebrew in a Theological School there before removing to Plattsmouth in 1873. The fiftieth anniversary of his ordination to the Priesthood was celebrated at St. Luke's Church, June 29, 1911.

DANIEL KLOSS, A. B., D. D.
Congregational Minister, Claremont, Col.
He was born at Beavertown, Pa. on the 18th of March, 1830. After graduating at the University of Michigan he studied theology one year at Gettysburg and one year at the Union Seminary, N. Y. Was licensed to preach in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, May, 1860. During forty years he served four pastorates. At New Berlin, Pa. eleven years, at Lykens, Pa. six years. In 1877 he moved to Highland, Kansas, where he became the pastor of the Congregational Church. During his pastorate there, for fourteen years ; he was also Prof, of the German language in Highland University, a Presbyterian Institution, for ten years. He received from that college the degree of D. D. In 1891 he moved to Tempe, Ariz. Here he organized a Congregational Church and remained their pastor until 1911, when at the age of seventy, he retired from the active duties of the pastorate. During these four pastorates of forty years, he organized three churches, built four houses of worship, and added almost 1000 members to the Church of Christ. He was married in 1860. His wife, who was a real help meet to him in his church work, died in 1904. He has one son living who is pastor of the Central Congregational Church, Philadelphia, Pa. He has one daughter married to a business man, and is living with this daughter. His present address is Claremont, Col. (Note — Kloss died January 1912, at Claremont, Col.)

HENRY A. HUMPHREY, A. B., A. M. '61. B. D. '61
Princeton Theological Seminary.
Died at Hudson, Wis., February 6th, 1865.
He was born at Bloomfield, N. Y. in 1832. He was ordained as Evangelist by the "Lake Presbytery" in 1862; teacher at Valparaiso, Ind. 1861-63; connected with churches at Salem, Wheeler and Hebron, Ind. 1861-63 ; and at Hudson, Wis. 1863-65.

JAMES WORTHINGTON STARK, A. B., A. M. '68.
Presbyterian Clergyman -- Died October 1, 1909.
He was born March 4, 1833, in Colchester, Conn. Early in life, however, he removed with his parents to Michigan, where he received his early education in the public schools, and graduated from the Normal at Ypsilanti. His college career was followed by three years' training in the Union Theological Seminary, preparatory to his ordination in 1862, when he entered upon his first pastoral charge at Danville, 111. This was followed by terms of ministerial service, varying from two to ten years at Jefferson, Wis., Berlin, Wis., Centralia, 111., Bloomfield, Iowa, Jerseyville, 111., Santa Fe, New Mexico, East Trinidad, Colo., Linville and Allerton, Iowa, and again Bloomfield, Iowa. He was married in Jonesville, Michigan, to Cynthia Buck a cousin of President Taft, who died at the close of his service at Trinidad, Colo. During his last term of service at Bloomfield, Iowa, he married Henrietta B. Watson, who survives him, with his sister, Mrs. Woodburn of Cincinnati, 0. He died at Los Angeles, Cal., October 1, 1909.

Resolutions.
The following report was read by the chairman of the committee named therein at the Memorial Service held for Rev. James W. Stark at the Presbyterian Church on Wednesday evening, November 10, 1909, and was on motion unanimously adopted. To the members of the Presbyterian Church and Congregation, of Jerseyville, 111. The undersigned, appointed as a Committee by the Session of this church, to prepare Preamble and Resolutions touching upon the life and death of Rev. James W. Stark, do now present the following as their report: Whereas, we have received the sad news of the death of Rev. James W. Stark, who died at his home in Los Angeles, California, on the morning of October 1st, 1909, after eight days of acute illness: Whereas, over forty years of his active life were spent in the Christian ministry, and it is the recorded testimony of others than this Committee, that "He was a faithful and attractive minister of the word of God" ; that "People heard him gladly and were everywhere impressed with the sincerity of his faith in the Son of God and in His Holy Word" which testimonial is heartily endorsed by this Committee, and. Whereas, ten years of his ministerial life were spent in the service of this church, being from 1873 to 1883, during which time he endeared himself to those then here who listened to his voice and labored with him, and who can bear testimony to his uniform kindly disposition, his able, faithful, conscientious and untiring labors for the welfare of this Church, his purity of character and noble Christian example. Therefore, be it Resolved, That it is with unfeigned sorrow that we learn of his death, but that sorrow is softened by the thought that his useful life was spared to his family and friends for so many years, and when the time came for him to go to his home on high, he was prepared for the change, and, like the Apostle of old, could truthfully say: "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the Righteous Judge shall give me at that day." Resolved, that we extend to his widow, other members of the family and friends who are bereaved by his death, our heartfelt sympathy in this time of sorrow, and by which we are also made mourners, assuring them that we can point with confidence to the God he served so long and faithfully, and whom he loved so well, for comfort to us all. Resolved, that a copy of this Preamble and Resolutions be sent to Mrs. Henrietta B. Stark, widow of the deceased; that our city papers be requested to publish the same, and that they be spread upon the records of this Church. John W. Vinson, Mrs. V. C. Harbert, W. S. Ross, Committee.

DAVID BUEL WEBSTER, B. S., M.S. '64.
Born at Monticello, N. Y. June 11th, 1836. Died at Toledo, 0., May 28, 1913. During the winter following graduation he taught school at Liberty, Sullivan County, N. Y. In the following spring he returned to Ann Arbor, and on April 12th, 1859 he married Miss Rebecca Henion. He purchased a farm on the Saline Gravel Pike, one and one-half miles south of Ann Arbor. After thirty years of farm life he sold his farm and moved to Ann Arbor. In 1889 he moved to Toledo, Ohio. Three of his five children are living, Mrs. L. M. Bisbee of Pasadena, Cal., Mrs. C. B. Cole of Toledo, Ohio and Charles H. Webster, 2256 Rosewood Ave., Toledo, Ohio.

EDWARD BRUCE CHANDLER, A. B., A. M., '68.
Died June 6, 1904, at Chicago, 111.
He was born at South Hartford, N. Y., January 30, 1838, of good colonial ancestry. One ancestor was Governor Haines, first Governor of Connecticut, another, Thomas Lord, an exile from Massachusetts for religion's sake, was one of the first settlers of Hartford, Conn. The famous charter oak was on the estate of one of the family. Two great grandfathers fought in the Revolutionary War; one of them. Captain Israel Harris, was with Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga. The Chandler family moved from New York to Romeo, Mich., in 1845, where young Chandler was educated in the schools of that town and prepared for College at the Romeo Academy. In 1854, he entered the University of Michigan, graduating with the class of '58. After graduation he went to Illinois and in 1859 entered the service of the Rock Island Railroad as a telegrapher, and served in that employment in the towns of Bureau Junction, Amboy, Peru, Springfield and Rock Island. In 1865 he was appointed the first Superintendent of the Department of Electricity of Chicago, and moved to that city. This position he held for eleven years and was in charge at the time of the great fire in 1871. When under his direction this department was the first of the city branches to resume service after the fire. This position he resigned in 1875 to become the General Western Agent of the Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Company, and remained with it until he retired from active business in 1894. In 1872 he married Miss Emily Moseley, of Princeton, 111. Two children survive him, Mrs. Alice Chandler Spaulding, U. of M. '98, the wife of Capt. Oliver Spaulding, U. S. A., U. of M. '95, and George M. Chandler, U. of M. '98.

Mr. Chandler took the warmest interest in his class, was present at all of its reunions up to the time of his death; and was its secretary for many years. He did more than any other member to keep the fire burning on the altar of "Alma Mater." The University never had a more loyal son. He was the first treasurer of the old American Electrical Society; a member of Home Lodge, Chicago Chapter A. F. & A. M. ; Chevalier Bayard Commandery; the Mystic Shrine; the Calumet Club and a companion of the First Class by Inheritance of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois, which recorded of him the following just tribute: "Edward Bruce Chandler was a modest, dignified gentleman. Of rugged honesty, his word was a bond at par. While he was forceful and strong of opinion, yet he left not one enemy in the world. No more generous heart ever beat in a man's breast. His devotion to his family and friends had no limit. During the years he lived he won the love of every man who knew him, and his memory will not grow dim in the keeping of his friends."

A tribute from his classmate, B. T. Prentis:
"There was never a more genial companion and friend than Chandler, and there never was a more loyal man in every relation of life: to his home, to his family and his friends, to his class and to his college fraternity. But it is his love for Alma Mater, for Ann Arbor, and for what he found there, that I wish to speak of now. "No man that this University ever bred, kept for it a warmer place in his heart than Chandler. And that affection went out to everything connected with his student life. Even after long years had passed, he could not speak of his college days, and his teachers without emotion. "I do not know in whose brain originated the idea of planting our trees, but it was certainly a man of '58. I hope there is some classmate still living who knows, and who will put the name on record. He deserves it. But what I do know, is that I first heard it from Chandler and Quinby, who, together, came to my room with the plan. And a part of it was to name the 'Tappan Oak,' and make it the center of the grove. I remember that Holden, too, was active in this matter. ****** "With a most prepossessing personality, he combined a frank and genial manner, which with his quick and broad intelligence, and ready wit, formed a combination that appealed to all who met him. While he was a good talker himself, he was an appreciative listener as well. He was one of the most companionable men I ever knew. But the predominating characteristic of the man was his loyal nature, and that was evidenced by almost every act of his life. I have spoken of this before. "Every commencement day found him at Ann Arbor. I do not believe any man living or dead, not an officer of the University, or a resident of the city, ever saw so many like occasions as he did, and his pleasant smile and cheery voice, welcomed many an "old boy" back. Meeting him took away somewhat from the "lonesome" feeling, which we have all experienced, in coming here after those whom we had known in these surroundings, had passed away.
"Often there would be few or none of his own class, but he was known and loved by many of the later students, and his helpful hand was many times stretched out to the young freshman — to the boy, who, leaving home, perhaps for the first time, found himself among strangers. How desolate such a feeling is, at times, can only be realized by one who has experienced it himself. Chandler's fraternity always gave him a warm and appreciative welcome. He was as much at home with them as though he were still in the active ranks. But with whom, in and about the University of Michigan, was this man not welcome? "Chandler accumulated no great wealth. Indeed he was too human and kindly, and too generous for that. But his attainments — his intelligence, industry and business capacity, made it a comparatively easy thing for him to achieve a considerable measure of success in a pecuniary way, and of his competence he always gave liberally — in every direction. Had he been less free with his money he would have had more of it. "But it is not for his gifts nor his charities that we love to remember him, nor even for his genial fellowship, his wit, his wisdom, or his truth, but for that heart of gold which beat so strongly in his breast."

LYSTER MILLER O'BRIEN, A. B., B. S.
Colonel U. S. Army -- Died April 12, 1912.
>He was born at Monroe, Mich. Dec. 7th 1836, the eldest son of Rev. John O'Brien D. D. and Charlotte Tull, his wife; his father being the first Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Monroe, Michigan in 1831. He entered the University in the fall of 1853 and graduated in 1858, in the Literary and Scientific Departments. After his graduation he studied law at Detroit, Michigan. In the fall of 1859 he entered the law school at Harvard University for one year; returned to Detroit in the fall of 1860 and in April 1861, was admitted to the Bar as Attorney-at-Law by the Supreme Court. In July, 1862 he assisted in raising Co. H. 27th Michigan Infty. Vols, in which Company he was commissioned as 2nd 2nd Lieutenant, to date Oct. 10, 1862, and was mustered into the U. S. Service Feb. 25th, 1863. He served with his Company and Regiment in the early spring of 1863 in Kentucky, the regiment being assigned to the 9th Army Corps, and with the corps went from Kentucky to the seige of Vicksburg and after the capture of Jackson, Miss., returned with the corps to Kentucky in August, 1863; participated in the campaign of his Regiment and Corps in East Tennessee in the fall and winter of 1863-64, being present at the battles of Blue Springs, Campbell's Station and the seige of Knoxville, by the Confederates under General Longstreet, C. S. A. and in the operations of the 9th Corps, in East Tennessee following the seige of Knoxville, In March 1864, the corps rejoined the Army of the Potomac, and took part in the campaign of that army under General U. S. Grant in 1864-65.

He was with his Regiment in command of a Company, in the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna River, Cold Harbor and Petersburg, where on June 17th, 1864, he was wounded. He returned to duty with his regiment in Sept. 1864, and served with it in the final campaign of the Army of the Potomac, 1864-65, participating in the battles of Poplar Grove Church, Hatcher's Run, Fort Steadman, siege of Petersburg, attack on and capture of Petersburg. He was brevetted Major of Volunteers for gallant and meritorious service before Petersburg and was honorably mustered out as Captain with his regiment July 26th, 1865. He re-entered the U. S. service as 2nd Lieutenant 16th Infty. U. S. Army, May 11th, 1866; served in Kentucky and Tennessee 1866-69 and on reconstruction duty in Virginia and Mississippi in 1870. In December, 1870 he was assigned as 1st Lieutenant to the 17th U. S. Infantry and from 1871-94 was on duty with that regiment in Dakota, Ty. and in Wyoming with the exception of two years 1876-78, when he was on recruiting service at Columbus Barracks, Ohio. During his services, in Dakota Territory he was stationed at Cheyenne Agency, Fort Sissiton and Fort Yates, Standing Rock Agency, and was on escort duty to the Pacific R. R. Survey in 1872, and in the Yellowstone Expedition of 1873. He was stationed at Fort D. A. Russell and Fort Bridger during his service in Wyoming, 1886-94 and took part in the Pine Ridge campaign 1890-91. He received his promotion to Captain 17th U. S. Infantry in March 1879. In the fall of 1894, he was stationed with his regiment at Columbus Barracks, Ohio and remained there until the spring of 1898 when upon the breaking out of the Spanish American War he went with his regiment to Cuba, and was in command of it at the Battle of El Caney, July 1st, 1898 and during the operations resulting in the surrender of Santiago, July 17th, 1898. For his services in Cuba, he was recommended for the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel. His promotion to Major was received in April 1898. He returned to the United States in August, 1898 and was again stationed at Columbus Barracks, Ohio with the 17th Infantry. In February 1899, he went with his regiment to the Philippines via the Suez Canal arriving in Manila, April 14th, 1899. He then took command of the 1st Battallion, 17th Infantry, and took part in the campaign of the U. S. forces under Major General McArthur against the insurgents, during the summer and fall of 1899 and in the various actions and skirmishes incident thereto; in which his regiment participated. Also in several independent movements and expeditions while in command of the 1st Batt. 17th Infantry during the years 1899-1900. During this time he was in temporary command of the regiment at various times and took command of it upon his promotion to Lieutenant Colonel from July 1900 to November 1900. For his services in the Philippines he was recommended for the Brevets of Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel by the commanding officer of his regiment. He was retired for age December 7th, 1900 and has the rank of Colonel on the retired list of the Army. In November 1877, he married Helen Falconer, daughter of Dr. Cyrus Falconer of Hamilton, Ohio. His wife died in 1887. Two of the four children of this union are now living, Mrs. E. M. Nicholas of Columbus, Ohio and Falconer O'Brien, of Detroit, Michigan.

JOHN WELLS PAINE, B. S.
Banker and Merchant.
He was born at St. Joseph, Mich., March 11, 1839. He was fitted for college at Niles, under tuition of Rev. Hiram Adams and David Bacon, and entered the scientific freshman class in 1854. Overwork while a student induced a nervous affection somewhat in the nature of epilepsy. He graduated with his class, however in 1858, and commenced practical life as a hardware dealer at Niles and also was interested in a banking firm at the same place. His health becoming such that he could not attend to business matters he withdrew entirely from all connections of that kind about 1866. Thereafter he spent his time in travel and study. He was particularly interested in mathematical investigations and the study of political economy, and wrote on both subjects for publication several monographs. He displayed remarkable powers as a clear reasoner on intricate subjects and his explanations were models of simplicity and strength. During the last year of his life he pursued a course of post-graduate studies in the University of a character most congenial to his tastes, largely in higher mathematics. When the class in Civil Engineering went into the field for practice in June, he went with it and was in its camp at Brighton. On the 25th of June, 1881, he went bathing in the lake near the camp and being attacked with his peculiar nervous prostration, was drowned before he could be reached by help. His age was forty-two years. He was singularly diffident and modest regarding his own attainments, a genial companion, a warm-hearted friend, an unassuming conscientious gentleman.