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Thomas McElrath


Centurion, 1855–1888

Born 1 May 1807 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Died 6 June 1888 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried New York City Marble Cemetery, Manhattan, New York

Proposed by John H. Gourlie and T. Bailey Myers

Elected 3 February 1855 at age forty-seven

Archivist’s Note: Father of Percy McElrath; grandfather of Paul Debevoise and Thomas M. Debevoise; great-grandfather of Eli Whitney Debevoise; great-great grandfather of Thomas M. Debevoise

Century Memorial

John R. G. Hazard [sic: Hassard] and Thomas McElrath were prominent in journalism, and assisted to maintain a high standard in their profession.

Henry E. Howland
1889 Century Association Reports