Class of 1857

    Entries drawn from the college history encyclopedia

Gustavus Claggett Bird, 1857

Gustavus C. Bird was born in West River, Maryland on January 4, 1839 to Benjamin Lee and Emily Eversfield Duvall Bird. His father was a prominent physician in the county. Bird entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the class of...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1857
Thomas N. Conrad, 1857

Birth: August 1, 1837; Fairfax Court House, Virginia

Death: January 5, 1905 (age 68); Washington, D. C

Military Service: CSA, 1861-65

Unit: 3rd Virginia Cavalry; Secret Service

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

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1857
Joseph Franklin Culver

Birth: November 3, 1834; Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Death: January 20, 1899 (age 64);  Emporia, Kansas

 Military Service: USA, 1861-65

 Unit:  Company A, 129th Illinois Infantry

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

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1857
John Hays II, 1862

John Hays was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on February 2, 1837 the youngest of two sons and a daughter of John and Eleanor Blaine Hays. On both sides of his family, the young John Hays was descended from old and highly respected central...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1857
Richard Watson Humphriss

Richard Watson Humphriss was born to Joshua and Ann Humphriss in Sudlersville, Maryland on May 27, 1836. He prepared for college at the Hyatt Academy and entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in the fall of 1854 with the class of...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1857
Jacob Armel Kiester (1832-1904)

Jacob A. Kiester was born in Mount Pleasant in south western Pennsylvania on April 29, 1832. Having prepared for college in the local common schools and at the nearby Mount Pleasant Academy, he entered Dickinson College with the class of 1857 in...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1857
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