Aug 8, Robert Holbrook Smith was born in St Johnsbury, VT to Judge and Mrs Walter Perrin Smith. Note: Bob had a much older foster sister, Amanda [Northrupp], who became a history professor at Hunter College, NY.
Aug 29, T Henry Williams was born in South Woodstock, CT.
Aug 15, Elvin Morton Jellinek was born in NY.
Jul/Aug, World War I (the Great War) started in Europe and Russia.
Aug, Bill W went to British Columbia to visit his father, Gilman (their first meeting in 9 years). Bill also met Christine Bock whom Gilman planned to marry.
Aug, Bill W and Lois set off for an extended month-long walking trip thru ME, NH and VT. Lois encouraged it partly to give them time to think and partly to get Bill away from drinking.
Aug, Cebra G and Shep C vacationed at Rowland Hâ€™s house in Bennington, VT. Cebra learned that Ebby T was about to be committed to Brattleboro Asylum. Cebra, Shep and Rowland decided to make Ebby â€œa project.â€