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Henry Peters Gray


Centurion, 1847–1877

Born 23 June 1819 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 12 November 1877 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by N/A: Founder

Elected 13 January 1847 at age twenty-seven

Archivist’s Note: After his death, a memorial essay by Charles P. Daly was printed for the Century in 1878 as In Memory of Henry Peters Gray by the Hon. Charles P. Daly.

Century Memorial

The Club has lost by death during the year the following members: James W. Beekman, John Winthrop Chanler, Alpheus B. Crosby, Frederick Fawcett, Henry Peters Gray, William P. Lee, Marshall Pepoon, Edward Seymour, J. Butler Wright, Charles E. Milnor, William B. Ogden, and J. V. L. Pruyn. Most of these were old members of the Century, many of them eminent in the community and leaders in their respective walks of life, and several of them among the most loved of our associates.

Augustus R. Macdonough
1878 Century Association Reports