Harold and Pauline Titus

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Harold and Pauline Titus

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1981.008-TIT

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  • 1917-1921 (Creation)
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    Titus, Harold Hopper, 1896-1984
  • 1917-1921 (Creation)
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    Titus, Pauline Margaret Bell (Parry), 1900-1995

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2 folders of textual records.
9 photographs : b&w ; various sizes.

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(1896-1984)

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Harold Hopper Titus was born in St. Martins, N.B. on February 23, 1896 . He was the son of Emery Alberton Titus, stock clerk at a drugstore, and his wife Sarah Jenny Hopper.
He attended St. Martins High School before entering Horton Academy as a senior in 1913. He enrolled at Acadia in the fall as a member of the Class of ’18.
In the summer of 1916 he began military YMCA service at Aldershot. In the fall, he was transferred to St. John and sailed for England in June 1917. He attained the rank of Honorary Lieutenant and was an officer in camps at Shorncliffe and Whitley. In November 1918 he was sent to France and returned to Canada in July 1919. He re-entered Acadia in fall 1919.
While at Acadia, he was involved with interclass debates, the college orchestra, the baseball team, wild cat hockey league and was the Y.M.C.A president. He graduated with a BA in 1920.
After Acadia, he was a student at Rochester, N.Y. (1920-24), and the University of Chicago (1924-26), resulting in a BD from Rochester, 1923 ; Th.M., Rochester, 1924 ; and Ph.S., Chicago, 1926 . He also received an Hon D. Litt. From Acadia in 1951.
He married Pauline M.B. Parry (also of the Class of 1920), at Wolfville, N.S. April 6, 1926. He received travelling Scholarship from University of Chicago and they visited England and Scotland during the summer of 1926.
Titus was on the faculty of William Jewel College, Liberty, Mo. from 1926-1928 before becoming Professor of Philosophy and Sociology at Denison University (1928-1930), and Head of the Department of Philosophy from 1930-1954 and 1957-1961. He retired in 1964 and was appointed Professor of Philosophy Emeritus.
He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the American Philosophical Association, and is noted as the author of “Ethics of Today” (1936), “What is a Mature Morality” (1943), and “Living Issues in Philosophy” (1946).
He died July 13, 1984 in Saint Petersburg, Florida, and is buried in the Dennison University Cemetery, Granville, Ohio.

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(1900-1995)

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Pauline Margaret Bell (Parry) Titus was born February 6, 1900 in Melvern Square, N.S. She was the daughter of Baptist Clergyman Rev. Horatio Nelson Parry and his wife Zillah Jane (Webber) Parry.
Pauline attended Wolfville High School, graduating in 1916 before enrolling at Acadia University. She graduated in 1920 with a B.A.
According to her June 1920 Athenaeum entry, she “led her class in freshman year” and in her senior year was president of the Political Club, and Vice President of the Class of 1920 for the second term. She also led the girls debating team, which won the intercollegiate debate with Mt. A, and “thus is one of the first girls to win a debating A.”
After graduation, Pauline was the Assistant Librarian at Acadia University from 1920 to March 1926. On April 6, 1926, she married Harold Hopper Titus (also of the Class of 1920) at the Wolfville Baptist Church. The summer of 1926 was spent in England and Scotland with Titus before they moved to the United States where Titus was a Professor of Philosophy at William Jewel College in Missouri and Denison University in Ohio.
Pauline died June 3, 1995 in Saint Petersburg, Florida. She is buried with her husband in the Dennison University Cemetery, Granville, Ohio.

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Fonds consists of textual records and photographs from the Titus' time at Acadia University, including term bills, class yells, and photographs of student life and activities.

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