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N. M. Beckwith

Merchant (Coffee/Spices)/Civic Affairs

Centurion, 1869–1889

Full Name Nelson Marvin Beckwith

Born 2 May 1807 in Cazenovia, New York

Died 24 September 1889 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by William Cullen Bryant and John Bigelow

Elected 6 March 1869 at age sixty-one

Archivist’s Note: Father of Leonard F. Beckwith

Century Memorial

Of the other members who have passed away, N. M. Beckwith, Alfred F. Carpenter, Joseph Fisher, F. F. Marbury, Jr., and John C. Mills, it may be said that although perhaps not conspicious, they were, in the private circle of their friends, valued as genial companions, with most appreciative tastes, whose presence at our meetings will be missed not the less because of their quiet and unobtrusive characters.

Henry E. Howland
1890 Century Association Yearbook