Left college at the close of the Sophomore year.
1863-65, Studied at Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
1865, A. B.; 1871, A. M. Yale University.
1865-1900, In business in New York City. Dry goods salesman for
Haines & Co., afterwards Sweetzer, Pembroke & Co., 374 Broadway,
for thirty-five years.
Died Feb. 6, 1902, at Jersey City, N.J.
Married, Feb. 6, 1867, Miss Ellen D. Fisher, of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Children: John T. Stires, born May 26, 1869; died Sept. 4, 1869.
Bessie Scudder, born Jan. 31, 1872; died March 12, 1898. Wife of
Rev. A. L. Mershon.
Manning Stires, born Jan. 26, 1875. Councellor at Law, 141 Broadway,
New York City.
In Elizabeth, N.J., Deacon in the Congregational Church. Superintendent
of Sunday School; Leader of the Choir.
In Jersey City, Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church, for seventeen years.
"As Elder none have been more honored and beloved. Mr. Stires
always gave an impression of inflexible moral principle, of clear vision as to
right, and of loving unselfishness. In the Church he was a worker to the
last. His death was one of peace. His last words were, 'God's will
be done. I am satisfied.'" - The Presbyterian (Jersey City),
Feb. 6, 1902.
"Mr. Stires always valued highly his classmates at Wesleyan, and
followed their careers with loving interest. . . . Four long, lonely years
failed to dim his rare integrity of character. . . . Nothing ever swerved
him from his high ideals. His home life was charming. Often it has
been said, 'Mr. Stires is the best loved man in the community.'"
Extracts from letter received from Mrs. Stires.
Brother Stires was a man of royal character, and purity of purpose. A
splendid example of a college graduate in business life, with high ideals and
consecrated abilities. He always attended the Class reunions, a loyal
lover of Wesleyan.
Address of widow: 20 Lexington Avenue, Jersey City, N.J.
Source: History of Class
of 1865 Wesleyan University, Fortieth Reunion, Middletown
Connecticut, June 27, 1905.