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Charles W. Foster


Centurion, 1853–1865

Full Name Charles William Foster

Born 20 August 1805 in Newburyport, Massachusetts

Died 15 August 1865 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried New York City Marble Cemetery, Manhattan, New York

Proposed by John H. Gourlie

Elected 2 April 1853 at age forty-seven

Century Memorial

We miss the presence of Charles H. [sic: W.] Foster, the upright merchant, one of the oldest members of the Century, and one faithfully devoted to its interests, and sympathizing with its objects.

Augustus R. Macdonough
Annual Meeting Minutes, 13 January 1866