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Charles T. Barney


Centurion, 1888–1907

Full Name Charles Tracy Barney

Born 27 January 1851 in Cleveland, Ohio

Died 14 November 1907 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

Proposed by Lewis A. Stimson and Henry E. Howland

Elected 7 April 1888 at age thirty-seven

Supporter of:

Century Memorial

Charles Tracy Barney was born in Cleveland, graduated at Williams, and made his home here in order to engage in banking. He was fifty-seven years of age, and for nineteen of these years his name was on our roll of membership. Fearless and restless, he made a name in the world of finance and acquired a great fortune. In art, music, letters, and the drama he displayed a critical interest and planned great things for their advancement, spending freely and inducing liberality in others. To his support the Zoölogical Garden owes much of its success, and he inaugurated a movement which may give to this city a worthy home of the drama. His intimate friends and nearer associates found him a high-minded man, and the community admitted his power and his civic loyalty.

William Milligan Sloane
1908 Century Association Yearbook