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Earliest Members of the Century Association

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Edwin Hoyt

Merchant (Dry Goods)

Centurion, 1847–unknown

Born 15 May 1804 in Stamford, Connecticut

Died 15 May 1874 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Henry Peters Gray

Elected 3 April 1847 at age forty-two

Archivist’s Note: There is a possibility that he did not join the club despite documentation of his election, as his name does not appear in any subsequent printed rosters of membership. He may have chosen not to “qualify” for membership (i.e., pay initiation fees). The Century Association has traditionally recognized such cases as former members, however, as rosters were not published annually and it is possible he joined between printings.