Person:Horace Taft (1)

Horace Dutton Taft
d.28 Jan 1943
m. 26 Dec 1853
  1. President William Howard Taft1857 - 1930
  2. Henry Waters Taft1859 - 1945
  3. Horace Dutton Taft1861 - 1943
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Horace Dutton Taft
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][4] 28 Dec 1861 Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Residence[3] 1880 Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Residence? 1900 Watertown, Litchfield, Connecticut
Other? 1 Jan 1934 New York, New YorkArrival
Reference Number? Q15492677?
Death[4] 28 Jan 1943
Other[2] New York, New YorkDeparture

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Horace Dutton Taft (December 28, 1861 - January 28, 1943) was an American educator, and the founder of The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut, United States.

He was born at Cincinnati, Ohio, the younger brother of William Howard Taft of the powerful Taft family. He graduated from Yale University in 1883, where he was a member of Skull and Bones and won the Townsend Prize.

He went on to Cincinnati Law School, but passed the bar after his second year and practiced law briefly at a firm with his father Alphonso Taft. Knowing he preferred education, he returned to Yale to tutor Latin.

In 1890 he opened a college preparatory school for boys in Pelham Manor, New York.

On 29 June 1892 he married Winifred Shepard Thompson, an art teacher at a New Haven high school. She died of cancer in 1909. There were no children of the marriage.

In 1893 he moved his school to Watertown, Connecticut, purchasing the Warren House, a Civil War-era hotel, and adopting the name The Taft School in 1898.

Taft retired as headmaster in 1936 but continued to teach a course in Civics until his death.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Census Place: Watertown, Litchfield, Connecticut; Roll: T623 141; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 263.

    Name: Horace L Taft. Birth Date: abt 1862. Birth Place: Ohio

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Year: 1934; Arrival: , ; Microfilm serial: T715; Microfilm roll: T715_5434; Line: ; List number: .

    Name: Horace D Taft
    Birth Date: 28 Dec 1861
    Birth Place: Ohio
    Arrival Date: 1 Jan 1934
    Arrival Place: New York, New York
    Departure Date:
    Departure Place: New York, New York

  3. 3.0 3.1 Hamilton, Ohio, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Census Place: Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio; Roll: T9_1024; Family History Film: 1255024; Page: 193.1000; Enumeration District: 115; Image: 0246.

    Name: Horras D. Taft. Birth Date: abt 1862. Birth Place: Ohio

  4. 4.0 4.1 Horace Dutton Taft, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.