Phoenix Echo Yearbook
Providence Rhode Island 1902
Committee and Faculty
Senior Class 1902
ARTHUR LEONARD FLAGG - - President.
BERTHA SARA CRABTREE, - Vice-President.
LUCY FARNUM DANIELS, Secretary and Treasurer.
BEULAH MEADER JONES, - - Prophetess.
LOUISE GRANT COLONY, - - Poetess.
HARRIETTE ESSELSTYN BERRY
A large species of Berry found in Hudson, New York. The
plant was brought to Friends School and set out in September, 1898, where it has grown wonderfully, receiving high honors
(Valedictorian). It will be transplanted next year to Smith College, where we expect it will continue to flourish.
ALFRED PRESTON COBB
This gentleman is our friend at court, and one of our
representatives from Maine. He began his Friends School course with the class of I90I, but the attractions for our class were so great that
he waited a year and joined us as Sophomores. Of course there was a time when his little boyish acts amused us, but now rather are we
awed by his wisdom and dignity. When he has learned all that Friends School can give, we understand that he will try to discover
something he doesn't already know, at Brown.
LOUISE GRANT COLONY
A successful Colony, settled between 188o and 1890, in Wilton,
New Hampshire. In September, 1898, Friends School received the charter granting them this Colony, and its development was
entrusted to Augustine Jones. The Colony has broadened in knowledge, and displayed quite a remarkable talent in music, until Friends
School can do but little more for it; and it is very probable that this June the charter will be returned to its first proprietors.
BERTHA SARA CRABTREE
This is not a blossom from the Crabtree near which Shakespeare
dreamed his Midsummer's Nights' Dream, but rather a blossom taken from a large branch of a Crabtree in Hancock, Maine; from
whence it was brought to Friends School in September, 1898. Here, unlike other blossoms, it has never faded, but grown brighter
every day. In June this blossom will be carried to Maine, but we prophecy that ere long it will leave its northern home for the sunny
LUCY FARNUM DANIELS,
Here we have one who has " Dared to be a Daniel." She was
rather slow about finding her way to Friends School, and it was not until the class of 1902 had been two years on their journey that
she joined their ranks. Still she was nothing daunted, and is now marching toward the head.
JEAN COUDEN DICKENSON
Her first home, they tell us, was Washington, D. C.; but if you
ask her now, she will say, " I live on Beacon street, Brookline, Massachusetts." From that home she came in our Freshman year
to Friends School. She soon showed a great fondness for Berrys which has never lessened, unless we dare to imagine, just by half.
Now, unlike the famous Dickens, she does not care so much for the " Cricket on the Hearth," but turns her mind to higher, loftier
things, as the Moon and Hills.
ARTHUR LEONARD FLAGG
Our palest, most honored, and most satisfied member: first,
because he is the nearest white; second, he is our class Salutatorian; and third, his home is in Woonsocket, and he is glad it is not
elsewhere - though the Pawtucket end of Providence is the next best place. As Editor-in-Chief, he considers the PHOENIX ECHO the
magnum opus of his fitting course. The fall of 1902 will no doubt witness his entry upon a brilliant career at Brown University.
EVEYLN PERRY FROST,
One afternoon in September, 1899, our class was surprised by a
slight Frost its appearance was all the more remarkable because of the reviving rather than blighting effect of the new arrival. It has
become a constant member of our class now, and upon inquiring we find that it came to Friends School from Belmont, Massachusetts,
where it had shown its fondness for schools by leaving traces of its presence in Roger Wellington Grammar School and in Belmont
High. This kind of Frost is a great traveller, and we hear it is not inclined to remain in Providence longer than June; but wherever
it goes, we are sure a sunny climate will prevail.
WALTER BARCLAY HANSON
On a leaf in the history of Friends School we might find this
record : " Miss Ewer received a new pupil into her primary room this morning, in the small person of Walter Hanson." That record
would have been made thirteen years ago and still he is with us, having passed through all the possible stages of Friends School
life, from primary room boy to a Senior. There may be some special stage which he likes the best, and we have no doubt there is.
Certainly he is very fond of Specials. We can't imagine how he can separate from Friends School, but as the experiment has been tried
before and has succeeded, we fear no fatal results in his case.
BEULAH MEADER JONES,
A demure maiden who well bears the singular name of J-O-N-E-S.
Always connected with institutions of learning, she at length reached her proper destination as a member of the Sophomore
class of Friends School, class of 1902. Her favorite occupation is studying and reading, while averages do not come often
enough to please her. As she is not capable of carrying all the knowledge of the world in her head, she hopes soon to begin a
course of study in Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, as preparation for becoming a librarian one of these days, when she can find out
everything she doesn't already know.
MABELLE SEXTON LIMBER
Who is the little girl in Review Mathematics? " a visitor asked,
and we tried to think what little girl had found her way into the Senior class. At last we decided that it must be Miss
Kimber. Her home is in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and she is happy in that
fact. The reason why she sits and looks in a dreamy way toward where the sun sets is because Colorado College is in that direction;
but of course she is quite unconscious that such is the truth.
HENRY FREDERICK MARSHALL
A native of Providence, this youth came to Friends School six
years ago and started in the grammar grade. Two years later he welcomed the class of 1902. He has shown a remarkable faculty
for music, also base-ball has claimed a large share of his attention.
He has tried his hand as reporter for the Telegram, and has so far been very successful; we wish him continued success.
ANNA MARIA MATHEWSON,
Anna is one of our charter members, for she came to Friends
School, as a green little Freshman, in 1898. Her home is at "Land's End" (even the census taker couldn't find it), in the town of
Warwick, R. I. Next year she will continue her studies at another school-we think it strange she is not going to Brown-after that
she does not know what she will do, but we predict a handsome future.
FLORENCE OSGOOD PRIEST,
It appears that after all there is at least one priest in the Friends
Society, and the class of 1902 boasts of this peculiar possession. Until our last year we had such a good record we did not feel the
need of priestly influence, and at the first of her visit with us we thought she would not stay. But we are glad she did, and we wish
Oak Grove had not kepi her from us so long. Still we think we cannot keep her away from East Vassalboro, Maine, any later than
ESTHER EWING SCHWARZ
" ESTHER" " SWARTZ."
One morning in October, 1900, before 7 o'clock, we saw for the
first time our Chicago member. She had come from New York on the boat, and hence our early acquaintance. She soon won her
way into the girls' friendship, and has there remained. At first we thought her the genuine Parisian article ; for though she bore no
label " Made in Paris," she could tell marvelous tales of her life there. The revelation of her Chicago origin has, however, only
increased our pride in her as a native product. If her expectations are fulfilled, she will ere long belong to the class of 19o6 at
MARY HARKNESS WHITE,
This pale lady has been in our company only two years. At a
glance one can tell that she is a Rhode Island girl, and a loyal one, too ; but though very loyal to her own State, she is still more so to
her country and its Flag(g). She has taken a classical course, the first two years at Hope Street High, and hopes to enter college, but
some of us would predict a different course for her.
FREDERICK WALDO WHITNEY
We have here a smiling boy who entered our class at the
beginning of our Sophomore year, coming from Somerville, Mass. He had previously taken some Latin and soon began Greek, and has
continued to spend a large part of his time on these interesting branches of learning. He has been a constant patron of the Providence Public Library ; and if his presence in this city were to cover
a sufficient space of time he would probably read most of the works of fiction in that great collection. Next year he may take a post
graduate course at Friends School, and the year after enter Harvard.
|PERCY H. RANKIN, President.
BESSIE A. GREEN, Vice-President.
LINA DAVIS, - Secretary and Treasurer.
|WENDELL A. BABCOCK
|| BEATRICE W. EAVES
|CYRUS F. JENNESS
|| BESSIE A. GREEN
|PERCY H. RANKIN
|| GERTRUDE . E. MACOMBER,
|| LOUISE W. SOUTHWICK
|ANNA G. COLLINS
|| GEORGIANA SWIFT
| ROSE TURNER
|FRANCIS W. SHARMAN, - - President.
GERTRUDE E. KNOX, - - Vice-President..
ALMIRA GIFFORD, - Secretary and Treasurer.
|| LUCY GIFFORD
|| EUNICE HOAG
|| GERTRUDE KNOX
|| LOUISE MEADER.
|CHARLES H. WHITE, - - President.
LOUISE GILMORE, - - Vice-President.
ROBERT A. SPAULDING, Secretary and Treasurer.
||CHARLES H. WHITE
|LEROY A. MEHAN
Committee and Faculty
Source: 1902 Phoenix Echo Yearbook,
Friends School, Providence Rhode Island
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