Towanda High School, Towanda, Pennsylvania
December 14, 1907 – 1913
(Records on Theta Chapter are very sketchy. Initiation dates are unknown.)
1. (Elias) Hale Codding. CL 1911. Lin-ta Fire Company from 06/02/1908. Mercersburg Academy. Captain, U. S. Navy.
2. Mark C. Hagerman. CL 1909. Pennsylvania State University. Decorated by General Pershing for bravery in WW I as Sergeant of Company G, 308th Infantry who led the survivors of the “Lost Battalion.” The saga of the Lost Battalion later became the basis of a major motion picture on WW I. Head of Hagerman Mill. His home at Hagerman’s Farm is now the center of the national historic monument of “French Azilum.”
3. John C. (Cox?) (Jack) Piollet Jr. CL 1909. Expelled from the Fraternity 1910. Grand Recorder. Lin-ta Fire Company from 11/13/1906.
4. Benjamin Taylor (Ben) Hale Jr. Lin-ta Fire Company from 11/13/1906.
5. Ralph C. Holmes. CL 1910. Lin-ta Fire Company from 12/04/1906. Brother of # 7.
6. (William) Francis Holmes Jr. Brother of # 6.
7. William Hobart (Bill) Little. CL 1910. Lin-ta Fire Company from 03/01/1910. Alpha Delta Phi at Hamilton College. New York University School of Business. Lawyer.
8. Karl DeWitt Shiner. CL 1911. Lin-ta Fire Company from 10/05/1909. Dairy Farmer/Truck Farmer. Secretary of the Wysox Farm Co-operative. Secretary of the Bradford County Agricultural Society. Originator of the Bradford County Fair. Director, Citizens National Bank. Operator Towanda Sand and Gravel. Active in Towanda area civic affairs.
9. John F. Kizer. CL 1913. Lin-ta Fire Company from 03/01/1910. Owner, Towanda Waterworks. Owner/Operator, Towanda Steam Heating Plant.
10. Gallan B. (Pete) Osborne. Lin-ta Fire Company from 02/07/1911.
11. Edward B. (Buster) Overton. CL 1910. Lin-ta Fire Company from 01/03/1911. Humphrey Manufacturing Corporation/Humphrey’s Lumber Yard.
12. James Kellum Smith Sr. CL 1910. Chi Psi at Amherst College. Graduate degrees from University of Pennsylvania. Honorary Doctorates from Amherst and Bowdoin Colleges. Prix de Rome in Architecture. Stewardson Fellowship. Sigma Xi. Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Fraternity. Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps in WW I and WW II. Joint Intelligence Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, WW II. Lieutenant Colonel. Nationally known architect. At death, he was the last surviving partner of famous architectural firm, McKim, Mead and White. Prominent architect of public buildings and educational institutions. Designed academic buildings at Amherst, Bowdoin, Middlebury, Trinity and Union Colleges; Colgate, Tufts and Wesleyan Universities, the American University in Beirut and the Universities of Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Vermont. His final design was the National Museum of American History in Washington, D. C. Vice President, National Institute of Arts and Letters. Fellow, A.I.A. National Academy of Design. President, American Academy in Rome, 1937-58. Trustee, Pratt Institute. Who’s Who in America. Who Was Who in American History – Arts and Letters. Who Was Who, Volume IV.
13. Vernon Barbot.
14. William Dean.
15. Winder L. Johnson.
16. Joseph Pierson.