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Oliver I. Lay


Centurion, 1881–1890

Full Name Oliver Ingraham Lay

Born 31 January 1845 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 28 June 1890 in Stratford, Connecticut

Buried Cedar Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Newburgh, New York

Proposed by Sanford R. Gifford and Daniel Huntington

Elected 5 February 1881 at age thirty-six

Archivist’s Note: Brother of George C. Lay; father of Charles Downing Lay; grandfather of Oliver Ingraham Lay

Century Memorial

Oliver I. Lay was an artist of ability, and with a true artist’s nature, which was conspicuous in his bearing.

Henry E. Howland
1891 Century Association Yearbook