John Breed Dwight (c.1821 - 1843)

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Birthplace: Norwich, CT, USA
Death: Died
Occupation: Yale Class of 1840
Managed by: Michael Reid Delahunt, art teacher & lexicographer
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About John Breed Dwight

John Breed Dwight, b. at Norwich, Dec. 8, 1821, grad. at Yale in 1840, and tutor there in 1843. He was an earnest student while in college, and especially of the languages beyond the mere prescriptions of the college-course, and was hopeful of the future and eager for the work of life. The three years between his graduation and tutorship he spent in giving academic instruction, and was much commended for his success in it. He made a profession of religion alone by himself, from the earnest working of his own thoughts towards "the truth as it is in Christ." Four days after beginning his duties as tutor, it became his official obligation to help quiet a disturbance, at night, upon the college-grounds, and he was fatally wounded by an intoxicated student whom he approached, and died twenty days afterwards, Oct. 20, 1843, aet. 22. He had superior mental force and was full of self-propelling enthusiasm.

Source: The history of the descendants of John Dwight, of Dedham, Mass., Volume 1 (Google eBook), Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight, J. F. Trow & son, printers and bookbinders, 1874, page 201. Downloaded 2011.

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December 8, 1821
Norwich, CT, USA
October 20, 1843
Age 21