“PUTNAM, Henry Ware
Harvard A.B. 1869, LL.B. 1871.
Born in Boston, Mass., 1847 educated at the Roxbury Latin School, abroad, at Harvard 1869 and at the Harvard Law School; practises law in Boston , Overseer of Harvard; member of the Massachusetts Military Historical Society.
HENRY WARE PUTNAM, A.M., Lawyer, was born in Roxbury, (Boston), Massachusetts, on April 29, 1847. He is the son of George and Elizabeth Anna (Ware) Putnam, and is descended from the Salem and Danvers Putnams. After entering the Roxbury Latin School in 1856, he spent seven years there and two years in travel and study abroad, and then became a student at Harvard where he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1869 and Bachelor of Laws in 1871. Mr. Putnam devoted still another year to studying at the Law School before he took up the practice of his profession in Boston. From 1886 to 1892 he was an Overseer of Harvard. Besides holding membership in several social organizations, he is a member of the Massachusetts Military Historical Society. In 1873 Mr. Putnam married Florence Haven Thwing (who died in 1879); in 1882 he married Mary Nelson Williams (who died in 1895). He has had five children: Henry Ware, Jr., Amy, Eliot T., George T., and F. Delano Putnam.”
Source: Universities and Their Sons, Vol. 3, by General Joshua L. Chamberlain, LL.D., R. Herndon Co., Boston, 1899, page 14