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Stephen Paxson Darlington, b. 18 Dec 1896 in Philadelphia
Posted by: Deborah Dewey (ID *****7693) Date: August 26, 2006 at 16:06:45
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"STEPHEN PAXSON DARLINGTON, "Steve," was born December 18, 1896, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but he has also lived in North and South Carolina, Idaho, California, and Mexico City.

"His father, Wayne Darlington, 1883 S., was born October 15, 1863, in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He is a consulting mining engineer, and his business has carried him all over the world. His mother was Elizabeth Nicholson of Edgefield, South Carolina, before her marriage. There are four other sons and three daughters in the family. Besides his father, his Yale relatives include: an uncle, Frederic William Darlington, 1886 S.; and two cousins: Charlton Miner Lewis, 1886, and Joseph Warren Lewis, 1911 S.

"Steve prepared at the St. Luke's School, Wayne, Pennsylvania; St. John's Military Academy, Delafield, Wisconsin; the Asheville (North Carolina) School; the Georgetown High School; the South Carolina Coeducational Institute, Edgefield, South Carolina; and by a tutor in Georgetown, South Carolina. He took the Mechanical Engineering Course at Sheff; and is a member of Berzelius and the Colony. His roommates were Donald C. Townley, Mansfield A. Lyon, Edward H. Scovill (1921 S.), Frank T. Mengel, Philip B. Taylor, and Philip W. Thompson.

"During the year 1917-1918, he was a member of Company 4, Yale Naval Training Unit. He entered service July 9, 1918, in Georgetown, South Carolina, as Engineman (2d Class); began service in the Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, South Carolina; attended the Ensigns' School, at Charleston; received a commission as Ensign on January 21, 1919, at Charleston; took a one month's training cruise down the Atlantic coast to Florida in January and February, 1919; was assigned as Commanding Officer to Sub Chaser No. 201, with duties in connection with the U. S. Transport Force; was transferred to the Naval Transport S. S. Suboney; made two trips to France, in April and May, 1919, bringing back troops; and was placed on inactive duty at Hoboken, New Jersey, on May 23, 1919.

"Darlington expects to receive his degree in 1921, and then will become either a mechanical or a mining engineer. His permanent address is corner of Virginia Avenue amd Church Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania."

From "History of the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Twenty, Sheffield Scientic School, Yale University," Volume One, edu=ited by the Class Book Committee, Published for teh Class by the Class Secrteraries Bureau, 1920, pp/ 73-74. [photo adjacent]

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