His sudden death so early in life has been a great shock not only to the members of his class, but to the whole body of Harvard graduates and undergraduates as well.
He lived his life so quietly in our midst, and was so thoroughly one of us, that it was not until the realization of his loss has come to us, that we have been able to appreciate the value of his influence. If we look back upon the time of our association with him, we know him to have been possessed of a high and pure character; of great ideals, to which his life was exceptionally true; of a morality that was strong enough to take no thought save that which was right, because it was right and true, and could not be led away by what others might think.
An athlete in the best sense of the word, he loved sport for sport's sake alone. In football, strong and alert, he was effective without being rough. As oarsman he was persistent, determined, powerful. Always to be trusted, his spirit never flagged, his courage never faltered. He was tried often and never found wanting. His character was as sturdy as his body.
Marshall Newell stood for simplicity, righteousness and truth, "Magna estveritas, et praevalebit," was his answer to the class secretary's question, "What is your religious belief?" and truly did he not live up to his religion?
Marshall Newell belonged to the whole University. He cannot be claimed by any clique or class. Let us, his classmates, simply express our gratitude that we have had the privilege of knowing him, and of observing his simple, grand life. We rejoice in memories of his comradeship; we deeply mourn our loss. To those whose affliction has been even greater than our own we extend our sympathy.
BERTRAM GORDON WATERS, LINCOLN DAVIS, GEORGE C. LEE, JR., For the class of 1894.