William Howe Nelson.
William Howe Nelson '94, died of pneumonia on Saturday in his room in College House. He was one of the many men to whom it is one long struggle to come to college, and to stay here. His parents are poor and have done everything and sacrificed everything in their power that their eldest son might have a college education. Nelson did not have the opportunity of a good school education at Springfield, but since coming to college he has shown great ambition and willingness to work. His scholarship has been high, and withing the short time that he has been with us, he has shown himself to be a man of considerable promise. His early death is a pathetic ending to his own hopes and those of his parents. Although he was not personally known to many of us, we should all grieve at this sad loss of one so promising, who strove so hard and under such difficulties to become one of our number.