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McCormick, Bart E. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 28, Number 4 (Feb. 1927)

News of the classes,   pp. 149-[155]

Page 149

February, r927
  EDGAR M. DEMING, LL.B. '81, senior
member of the law ,firm of Deming and
Deming, died suddenly on December 29 from
heart failure.
  After several years in the teaching profes-
sion following his graduation from the Uni-
versity, he opened a law office in Marshfield
with his brother. The brother died in 1885
and Mr. Deming continued to practice alone
until 1914, when he took his only son, Wayne,
into partnership with him under the firm
name of Deming and Deming. Besides his
legal business, Mr. Deming was a stockholder
in the American National bank of Marshfield,
the First National' Bank at Madison and had
an interest in the Consolidated Water Power
and Paper Company of Wisconsin Rapids.
He was a member of the Marshfield Library
Board,, Board of Education, Blue Lodge
Masons, Elks Club, and Odd Fellows. He is
survived by his widow and -son. -
M..A., M.S. '84, A.M., Ph.D., University of
Leipzig, '90, one -of the most learned philolog-
ists ever graduated from  the University,
died at Eau Claire on January 1, 1927, aged
76. The following data giving details of the
ife -a-n-d-th e-attain ofisearned~man
are taken from "The University of Wiscon-
sin, Its History and Its Alumni," by Reuben
Gold Tlowaites.
"Born in Skiaker, Gudbrandsdalen, Nor-
way, September 28, 1850.    Came to the
United States With his parents in 1869, and
settled near Rock Falls, Dunn County, Wis-
consin. Fitted at Galesville University, and
entered U. W. -in 1878, graduating in 1882.
The following year he occupied the chair of
Greek and Latin in Galesville University;
then returned to U. W. and in 1884, com-
pleted the graduate courses for master's de-
grees. The same year he was recalled to
Galesville University, where he remained in
charge of the-chair of Greek and Latin until
June, 1886, when he resigned in order to study
in Europe. For several years he pursued
classical, oriental, and archeological studies
at or'in connection with the University of
Leipzig, carrying on his investigations for a
considerable portion of the time at the great
archaeological centers in Europe, principally
the British Museum in London, Palais de
Louvre in Paris, and the Royal Musbum in
Berlin. Returning to the United States, he
-accepted the chair of modern languages in the
University of South Dakota in 1891, but in
1899 was transferred to the classical depart-
ment." . . . His contributions to philol-
ogy and archaeology are considered amongst
the most scholarly and noteworthy in those
branches of learning.
  About 1905 he retired from his position at
the University of South Dakota and went to
live on a farm near Eau Claire, Wis.
ut in later years remained home to care for
her parents.
  Miss Connor's entire life was charaeterized
by a friendly, helpful interest in others,
regardless of their status, creed or denomina-
tion. She founded a woman's club in her
hgme community for the purpose of bringing
the traveling library to the neighborhood,
keeping- the library in her own home and
acting as the librarian. She served as presi-
dent of the Catholic Woman's Club of Madi-
son 1914-16; was a nhember of the Woman's
Club of Madison and was president of the
State Council of Catholic Women. As presi-
dent of the state council she directed a survey
of State institutions to ascertain the spiritual
needs of the inmates, and cooperated with
both Protestant and Catholic churches to
bring ministers to these institutions. She
also became interested in the Indian problem
in the state. Under her direction a survey of
the reservations were made and a movement
to alleviate conditions was on foot when she
was taken ill over a year ago.
  FLORIAN J. HARRIMAN, '89, died December
in Appleton Novemnber2,16,adgdut
ed from the University in- 1889 from the En-
gineering College. He was a loyal supporter
of-- his Alma Mater and attended the 35th
Reunion of his class in 1924, at which time his
oldest daughter graduated from  the Uni-
versity. He followed the engineering pro-
fession for many years. He is survivedby his
widow, two daughters, and two sons.
  CHARLES GAFFNEY, LL.B. '93, died at the
Theda Clark Hospital, Neenah, December
24, following an illness of several years. After
graduation from the University law school,
he entered the practice of law at Neenah,
continuing in his profession until poor health
enforced his retirement several years ago.
  EDWARD M. SMART, LL.B. '94, member of
the law firm of Fawsett, Smart .& Shea, died
at his home, 851 Marietta Ave., January 7th,
after an illness of six weeks.- He went to
Chicago -from Merrill, Wis., where he first
practiced law, and thence to Milwaukee in
1919. He was at one- time assistant general
counsel of the Northwestern road at Chicago.
  DENNIS D. CONWAY, LL.B. '95, Wisconsin
Rapids, died at Rochester, Minn., on Decem-
ber 16, 1926., Mr. Conway had made a not-
able success in the practice of law, both while
holding in Wood county and in
his own private practice.
widely known business man of Birmingham,
Ala.. died on January 2. after an extended.
Ill., died on December 26, 1926, following an
operation.  Before her marriage she was
principal of the high school at Canton, S. D.,
and a teacher in the high school at Rockford.
She was active in both church and club work
during her residence in Rockford.
  ROSA M. PERDUE, L.S. Grad. '01-'03, '05-
'06, S.S. '05, prominent social welfare worker
in Colorado, is believed to have been mur-
dered by moonshiners near Trinidad, Colo.,
in October.
more, S. D., died on October 21, 1926, at St.
Mary's Hospital, Pierre, S. D.
  CARL HENRY KYPKE, B.S. (Ch.E.) '09,
passed away. on December 20, 1924, in
Wichita, Kan.
wife of Dr. Frank J. Murphy, a dentistin New
London, died at St. Mary's Hospital, Osh-
kosh,'January 10. Mrs. Murphy was born
in Beloit in May, 1889. Following her gradua-
tion from the University she taught in the
Murphy who was then practicing in that
city. They were married at Beloit in 1913
and then-woved to New London. Surviving
her are her husband, a six-weeks' old daughter,
one -Sister and three brothers., Burial took
place in the Beloit Catholic -cemetery.: -
 died at his home- in Superior -October 10,
 1926. ýAs a result of illness -contracted in the
Philippines,., Captain A-nderson, obtain.ed in
holiorable- dismiissal from the- U.S. 'Ai'mmy
and-returned to his home. He lived only ten
weeks after his return.
 away on October 26th, 1.926, leaving a- two
 weeks' old baby' daughter and a two year old
 Latin department died at the Wisconsin
 General., Hospital at 10:30 P. M., January
 8th. Professor Fiske Was thought to'be on
 the way to recovery after an operation but
 he began to fail the afternoon of.the 8th.
 On the afternoon of January 11th, many
 members of the faculty and.of the student
 body gathered in the parlori of -the Uni-
  rersity Club Where a sixiple-but impressive
 service was. held to- pay tribute to the teacher
 who had endeareed himself to his colleagues
 and student5. Dean Sellery -made the .sad-
 dress on behalfý of the fa-ulty and -'drew
 attehtion to his 'reputation:- as a Ilhorough
 classical s'cholar, and mentioned his work
 'Lucilius and Horace,' a study in the classical
 theory of imitatiofi, as an example of his
Club of Madison and one of-the best known
women club workers of the state, died at the
home of her sister, Mrs. M. J. O'Malley
Madison, December 20.
  Miss Connor was born in Token Creek in
1865, the daughter of the late M. C. Connor,
a pioneer resident of Dane county. After her
graduation from the University, she taught
school in Sheboygan and in Token Creek,
itlness. Mr. Molnagln was former vice
'president of-the Harlie-Tynes Manufactur-
ing Co., but more recently had been manager
of the brokerage firm of Steiner, Rouse and
Strook. He had lived in Birmingham for the
past 20 years.             .
  NETTIE McCoy-DEAN, B.L. '99, wife of
Ralph P. Dean, 2104 Oxford St., Rockford,
qualit-- of his teaching, anid the way in which
  -he made Latin prose a delight to his advanced
  students. He praised the character of the
  professor. 'He had a clean mind and loved
  qnd admired the wholesome things of life.'"
- - --It-is very likely that a posthumous edition
  of a work upon which he was engaged in the
  holidays, "Our Debts to Greece and Rome,"
  will be published.
News of the Classes
'72     Among letters received at Head-
        quarters during the week was an
interesting communication from Mr.
D. T. NEwTON of Bridgewater, South
Dakota. We join with Mr. Newton in
regretting the absence of news from the
class of '72.    Members are hereby
solicited to write us. The class will hold'
its fifty-fifth reunion in June.   Mr.
Newton says-"The living members of
the class are pretty well scattered-
three in Wisconsin, three in California,
one each in Louisiana, Illinois, South
Dakota, and Colorado. I do not know
the average age but it is over seventy-
six. I hope we will reune this year. I,
intend to get into touch with our living
members soon!"
'7 5    The secretary of the class Of '75,
        Clara Moore Harper, has re-
ceived notice of the death in Florida of'
the wife of Percy Fred STONE shortly
before Christmas. Mrs. Stone had at-
tended the reunion of the class two years
S'79    J. B. SIMPSON and wife are mak-
  " ~ing a world tour.
     January 8th, St. Luke's Hospital.
'8   1  A Happy New Year to you all!
        Did you miss me in last month's
Magazine? I hope so, but fear you did
not. Friend Emil must have anticipated
my illness and came to my rescue with
his admirable reminiscent article de-
tailing an episode of University life in
1879. A number of oldtimeks mentioned
therein have been to see me since my ill-
ness and all remember, with pride, their
generous subscri'ption ,tO, that reward.,
One man in particular, near the head of
the list, is now one of bur most successful
professional men and it is 'no uncommon
occurrence for his daily fees to run up to
   Thanks,Emil, for recalling that I was
 class editor of the University Press in
 those days. I well remember reporting
 the said article.
   Hon. Frank M. PORTER, dean of the
 Law School of the University of South-
 ern California, made his usual holiday
 trip to Chicago in December, to attend
 a convention of deans. Owing to my ill-
ness, the courtesy of entertainment was
extended to -him by Kemper K. KNAPP?
who gave a lunch for him at the Uni.
versity Club. Other oldtimers present
were John M. DODSON, Joseph HALLAM'
-,and "Josh"-S BILLINGS... These - annuat

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