Class of 1893

    Entries drawn from the college history encyclopedia

Chester Ames was born in 1871 to William C. and Margaret Demory Ames. He first attended Western Maryland College before transferring to Dickinson in 1888. At the College, Ames was a member of the Belles Lettres Literary Society, and Phi Beta...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1893
Portrait of Mervin Grant Filler

Mervin Grant Filler was born in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania on October 9, 1873 to Peter and Elizabeth Filler. He attended grade school in Boiling Springs before entering the Dickinson Preparatory School. In 1889, he enrolled in Dickinson...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, President
Year: Class of 1893
Jacob Banks Kurtz (1867-1960)

J. Banks Kurtz was born in Delaware Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania on October 31, 1867 as the son of Abraham Hertzler and Molly Bergey Kurtz. He attended local schools and prepared for college at the Airy View Academy in Port Royal and...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1893
Edward Ernest Palmer, 1893

Edward Ernest Palmer was born in Washington DC on November 3, 1868, the son of William G. and Mary Virginia (Webster) Palmer. The boy was named after his uncle Edward Palmer, plant collector and explorer. Young Edward was a diarist whose writing...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1893
Montgomery Porter Sellers, c.1940

Montgomery Porter Sellers was born on August 26, 1873 to Francis Benjamin and Martha Porter Sellers. He grew up in Carlisle and graduated from Carlisle High School. Sellers entered the local Dickinson College in 1889. While a student at Dickinson...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty
Year: Class of 1893
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