Henry Ware Putnam (1847 – )

“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


Henry Ware Putnam (1847 – ) — 3 Comments

  1. I am F Delano Putnam’s Grandson, I live in Maine and work for UPS. Becoming
    more interested in History and Geneology as I approach my 60th birthday.

  2. I am interested in finding more about the family of Mrs. Gertrude Putnam(we called her “Auntie Put”). I have a dining room table that opens up to over 10 feet that I think was in the house on Old Beach Road in Newport. Please let me know if you have any information about her — my e-mail address is celicoHill@aol.com.

  3. I am looking for information about Gertrude Putnam, who lived on Old Beach Road in Newport, RI. My Grandmother was her housekeeper, and nursed her through her final days. She inherited her house and contents, and we have some furniture and other things that belonged to her. I would like to know more about her (wish I had asked more questions at the time). My grandmother was Willamena T. Kirby, and I am Marjorie Kirby Celico. I have a piece of stationery with Mrs. Henry Ware Putnam’s Name on it, and the address is 199 Marlborough St., Boston, Ma. Can you tell me more about the family. I believe that Mrs. Putnam’s sister was a Williams, as I have some silver with Ruth Williams monogram on it.
    Thank you for any information you can provide.

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