Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Apparently I'm not the only one in our family to struggle with math...

My great-grandfather, James Grover TERWILLIGER, known as "Grove" in the family. Born 27 May 1856, Syracuse, Onondaga NY, died 17 Mar 1929, Englewood, Bergen, NJ.  He is found in the middle of this page of those students needing to pass a Math exam (again).

From files,1873-1874: from Munroe Collegiate Institute, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Note the names of fathers are given here, providing another source for parentage.


Jill Ball said...

Perhaps Grove was just not interested in Maths.

Celia Lewis said...

Could be, Jill. It looks like a number of the Freshmen weren't interested - one young man was on his 3rd try at the math exam! It was so much fun to read about him at Williams College - I'd written to them for any information they might have in their files, and received quite a few sheets of copies of items, such as this one. Very helpful. Thanks for dropping by!


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