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Charles D. Gambrill


Centurion, 1859–1880

Full Name Charles Dexter Gambrill

Born 19 January 1834 in Roxbury, Massachusetts

Died 13 September 1880 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Old Village Cemetery, Dedham, Massachusetts

Proposed by Edward Slosson and Richard Morris Hunt

Elected 3 December 1859 at age twenty-five

Seconder of:

Century Memorial

Among the marked traits of Gambrill’s character was a modest disbelief in his own fine powers scarcely suspected by the public or his associates, who could see in his excellent performance no reasons for such distrust. His professional skill has often served The Century well, and for many years he held acceptably its most confidential office. None of those who penetrated through his courteous reserve to the genuine and tender spirit it concealed could dream that the tinge of melancholy in his nature would deepen suddenly into the darkness that shadowed and saddened his end.

Augustus R. Macdonough
1881 Century Association Reports