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Peter Kemble


Centurion, 1889–1900

Born 22 June 1857 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 17 November 1900 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Francis F. Marbury and Lockwood de Forest

Elected 7 December 1889 at age thirty-two

Archivist’s Note: Son of Peter Kemble; grandson of William Kemble; brother-in-law of Lockwood de Forest (his proposer); uncle of Alfred V. de Forest

Century Memorial

Peter Kemble, who came of an old New York family, was a well-known artist and decorator who quietly pursued his chosen career, seldom leaving the city, and never for any length of time, but was loved and respected by all who knew him for his modesty, conservatism and ability. He was one of those men who are of no less value because they make no great noise in the world, but do their duty in all the relations of life, and whose worth is only known and appreciated by a few. He met his death by an untimely accident, sincerely mourned by all his friends.

Henry E. Howland
1901 Century Association Yearbook