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Crawford, Robert S. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 23, Number 7 (May 1922)

Alumni news,   pp. 228-230


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ALUMNI NEWS
for large gifts to the city and to society, and for
aid-kir.dy and effectivelg given to many enter-
prises for the public good. Among-these the Regents
-gratefully record te founding of the William F.
Vilas Medal and Prize Fund fOr-the University
as well as personal assistance gioen to many
worthy students."
   MILTON S. GRIsWOLD, B.A., '63, prominent in
politics and in the legal profession of Waukesha
-Count,, .died at his home November 10 of
sclerosis of the liver. -Judge Griswold's boyhood
was spent on the farm in his pioneer homeiin
Pewaukee, Here he obtained his early education
,in te .primi~tive-4istridt~cholo-Oth~i'-eIn-inetd-on-
the farm until he was twenty years of age, when
he came to -the University having prepared
for entry by study at home, with the aid of an
instructor in the higher branches. Admitted
'to the bar, in 1864, his experience as register of
Grey, pastor of ihi First Congregational Churc
as follows: "Judge Griswold was a nobleman bi
nature, a scholar by inclination and achievement
a citizen by the acclamation of his fellows, and,
Christian by profession and deed.. He became.
treat man -because he loved and believed hi
  (In 1863. six degrees were granted: twoe B. A's
four Ph. B's; none of the recipients of these -i:
degrees are now living.),
ex !06, Ralph, ex '10. and one sister, Emma
Sharp Grieve, lex'67. A daughter, Ada Winter-
botham Barton, ex '95, died some years ago.
Burial was at Madison.
   AMELIA BAILEY DAMON, ex '69. died at, her
 home, in Hartford, Conn., March 13, of injuries
 received in an automobile accident. -MrS.
Damon was the widow       of William   Cutler
Damon, '69.
   FLORk GORHAM -LAMsON, ex '71, died at her
 home in Wingra Park, Madison, after a linger-
 iug illness .on January 27. -Flora Gorham was
      - I,..,,,,,     ia.form cinnth Af di4S,.
seln; latershe muovedto tdie Gorham Springs on
what is now the Nakoma road..- She-entered the
University at an early age, but before gradua--;
tion married -Lieut. A. T; Lamson and went to
live on the farm south of Madison where she and
her husband resided until they.moved to the.city
in 1910. Their only child died at the :age of six
years. Mrs. Lamson was always a loyal alumna
and u~ntii her health failed attended all Com-
.mencement activities with her sister, and sole
survivor, Annie Gorham Marston, '67.
   Mrs. Lamson left substantial sums to 'the
 Madison General Hospital. the W. R.,C., the
 G.- A. R., Westminster Church, the Unitarian
 Churcb, the Y. M. C. A., and the-Y. W. C. A.
      RICHARD BALL DUDGEON, '76, for twenty-
   nine years superintendent of the city schools of
   .the city of Madison, died at his home in Madison,
   on the morning of April 12, 1922.  -
      He was born at-Red Rock, Minnesota, January
   3, 1853. He prepared for college in the Pre-
   paratory Department of the University, taking
   the Ancient Classical Course, but his natural
   talent-turned rather to mathematics and. science.
     The record of Mr. Dudgeon's college life,
   in the class history, says:-
     "Few gave more time and thqught to. the
     subject in hand, or made a morelthorough in-'
   vestigation of the studies in the curriculum.a.
   * -* * As a member -of the Athennean Socieyj he
   filled several public positions before Madison -       -
   audiences."
   o Mr. Dudgeon had the remarkable distinction-             A
   of holding, the same position in public school
   work, in- a prominent place, for nearly- thirty,
 years. The public school system of Madison
    grew -up under his .directign not only ,With re-      -
    spect to - the selection of the unusually strong
    corps of teachers which has characterized it,
 but also with respect to the system of instruc-
    'ion..
      In addition to this, practically all -of the
    splendid school buildings' which are now the
    possession of the city were built or made over
    during his administration; and in -the, arrange-
    ment and architecture -of the same he exercised
.   a wise, guiding influence.     -
      He was a man of sound judgment, charac-
   terized by unusual wisdom in adnilnistration
   and ability-to act in -harmony with others. He
I   was regarded as one of the ablest men in public
t   school lifer in the state of Wisconsin andwas .one .
    of that chosen body of men who have been called
I   to .act as President of the Wisconsin Teachers'.
    Association.     -
L- -Azis'classmates of 1876 and others who knew  _
f   him, not only ifl college lif-ebut during the long ...
    years of public service,- will remember him for his
h   quiet,. unassuming; kindly -manner, . and real
    sincerity and openness of character. 'He was
    beloved by' all wo knew him. F.W. H. '83.       -
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  LYDIA SHARp WINT rRBOTHraM. '65, died at
the home of her daughter, at Dunedin, Fla.,
April 4. Lydia Sharp was born in London,
England, July 14,1845, coming to Madison in
1850. In 1875 she married Tbhomas Winter-
botham, ex '72, who died in 1911. About 15
years ago Mrs. Winterbotham -wrote a series of
articles on the early English families in Madison.
She is survived by three children, Fred, Rose,
  THOR14TON P. LiNDLAY '78, died at San Diego,
Cal., December 6, 1921. Mr. Lindley had been
in business at Edmonton, Can., for seyeral years.
  ELIZABETH ARNOLD PEARSE, '00, passed away
on December 11, 1921,
  *CY m US NOTamnop, LL. 1 .,04, president
'emeritus of-thke University of Minnesota, die#'
suddenly from- heart -disease, April 3.  Dr.
-Northrop was born at Ridgefield, Conn.,.in 1834.
He was. admitted to practice at the, Connecticut
bar in 1860. He was clerk of the Connecticut
house of representatives in 1861 and clerk of the
senate the-following year. In 1863 he was editor
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