William McDowell Halsey, Sr.
submitted by Anne Halsey Hurst
Oswego Daily Times, Tuesday
Evening, July 11, 1916 (Oswego, NY)
Mr. Halsey was the originator of the modern system of beginning the study of the classics, and in recognition of his contribution to educational methods Princeton University conferred on him the honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 1877 on the publication of his "Beginner's Latin."
Prior to his long illness Mr. Halsey made his home in Mount Vernon, N.Y., where he was one of the founders and for years a ruling elder of the First Presbyterian Church. He was also formerly a member of the American Philological Society and the New York Historical Society as well as conspicuous in civic work in his home community, and secretary of the class of '71 of Princeton.
Mr. Halsey's wife, who was Miss Louise Woodruff of Ithaca, N.Y. died in 1900, and he is survived by three children, Dr. Halsey of Oswego, Miss Katherine T. Halsey of Bronxville, N.Y. and Charles W. Halsey, vice president of Rogers Peet Company of New York City.
The funeral services and interment will be private, and will be held on Thursday at Ithaca, N.Y. at the residence of his sister, Miss Jean L. Halsey.
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