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J. A. Bancker


Centurion, 1859–unknown

Full Name James Albert Bancker

Born 4 February 1821 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Died 18 October 1897 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Abraham M. Cozzens

Elected 4 June 1859 at age thirty-eight

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.