Alumnus/Alumna

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William Wilkins was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on December 20, 1779, one of ten children of Captain John Wilkins, an influential Presbyterian land-owner who later went into business in Pittsburgh, and his wife Catherine Rowan. His sister,...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1802
George Short Williams, 1900

George S. Williams was born in Ocean View, Delaware on October 21, 1877 to W.S.H. and Catherine Williams. He was educated at local schools and at the Wilmington Conference Academy, now Wesley College. He entered Dickinson College in Carlisle,...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1900

John William Williams was born on September 12, 1880, in Ocean View, Delaware. He was the son of Reverend W. S. H. and Catharine Williams. He attended preparatory school at Wilmington Conference Academy in Dover, Delaware, before entering...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty
Year: Class of 1904

Thomas Williams was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania on August 28, 1806, the son of Robert Williams, a Cecil County, Maryland native. He was educated at local schools and then enrolled in Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, graduating...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1825

Edwin Willoughby was born in Philadelphia on November 5, 1899, the eldest of the three children of printer Frank Faul Willoughby and his wife Annie. While Edwin was still a child, the family moved to New Jersey. In 1918, Willoughby entered...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1922

Frances Willoughby was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on July 1, 1905 to Frank and Annie Smith Willoughby. The family moved to Pitman, New Jersey, and Frances was educated at Woodbury High School before entering Dickinson College in Carlisle,...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1927
John Winebrenner, c.1850

John Winebrenner was born in Glade Valley near Frederick, Maryland on March 25, 1797, the third son of prosperous farmer Philip Winebrenner and his wife Eve Barrick Winebrenner. He was educated first at a country school near his home and then at...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1818
Albert Metzger Witwer, 1900

Albert Witwer, or "Wit", was born in Lancaster County on March 3, 1876. He attended the Dickinson Preparatory School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and then the College proper. He received his B.A. in 1900 and his M.A. in 1905 from Dickinson. While at...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1900

David F. Woods was born in Dickinson Township, Pennsylvania on September 16, 1837, the son of Richard and Mary Jane Sterrett Woods. He was educated in local schools but prepared for higher education in an academy connected with his uncle, the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1859

James Sterrett Woods was born on April 18, 1793 in Dickinson Township near Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the son of Samuel and Francis Sterrett Woods. He was prepared for college at the Hopewell Academy of John Hooper and entered the local Dickinson...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1814

Paul Woodward was born in London on August 2, 1915, where his father, Franklin Woodward, class of 1901, was the European patent attorney for an American company. A fourth generation Dickinsonian, Paul attended high school on Long Island and...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1937

Theodore George Wormley was born in Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania on April 1, 1826. Shortly thereafter he and his family moved to Carlisle, Pennsylvania where he spent his childhood. Theodore Wormley became a pupil at the Grammar School of the local...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1848

Hendrick Bradley Wright was born on April 24, 1808, the oldest child of a farming and merchant family at Plymouth, Pennsylvania. He attended local schools and the Wilkes-Barre Academy. In May 1829, he entered Dickinson College in Carlisle,...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1831

John Armstrong Wright was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Archibald and Jane Berks Wright, on October 7, 1820. He prepared for college at Wibraham Academy in Massachusetts and entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1838

Birth: December 25, 1836; Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Death: October 8, 1900 (age 53); Second Battle of Bull Run

Military Service: USA, 1861-1900

Unit: Regular Army's 4th Artillery

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858

Vincent Yarashes was born in Luzerne, Pennsylvania on August 28, 1920. He was the son of Lithuanian immigrants; his father was a coal miner. He graduated from Luzerne High School and entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1942

James Yeingst was born in Mount Holly, Pennsylvania, and was a graduate of Carlisle High School. He entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the class of 1943. Excelling in science, he nevertheless left the College while still a...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1943

Seth H. Yocum was born in Catawissa, Columbia County, Pennsylvania on August 2, 1834. He was educated in rural schools and then went to Philadelphia to learn the printing and editing trade. Yocum entered the class of 1860 at Dickinson College in...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1860

Birth: July 5, 1844; Berwick, Pennsylvania

Death: July 30, 1914 (age 70);

Military Service: USA, 1861-64

Unit:  4th Illinois Cavalry, 84th Pennsylvania Volunteers

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class of 1868);...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1868
President Charles Nisbet's Commencement Address in 1787, Transcribed by John Young

John Young was born on September 4, 1763 in York County, Pennsylvania. Little is known of his early life prior to his enrollment in Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. As a member of the Class of 1788, Young studied under President...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1788

John C. Young was born in Greencastle, Pennsylvania on August 12, 1803 to John and Mary Clarke Young. His father and his uncle were Presbyterian ministers, and he quickly determined to follow that course. To that end, he was educated at home and...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1823

George Henry Zimmerman was born to Joshua and Elizabeth Zimmerman on September 20, 1838 in Baltimore County, Maryland. He prepared for undergraduate studies at Washington College in Maryland and then entered Dickinson College in Carlisle,...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1859

John Zug was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on March 28, 1818. Little is known of his childhood except that he began to study Latin in 1830. These studies allowed him to enter Dickinson College on September 10, 1834 as a sophomore. During his...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1837

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