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Willard Parker


Centurion, 1864–1884

Born 2 September 1800 in Lyndeborough, New Hampshire

Died 25 April 1884 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Lakeview Cemetery, New Canaan, Connecticut

Proposed by William J. Hoppin, George Bancroft, and Bayard Taylor

Elected 3 December 1864 at age sixty-four

Archivist’s Note: Father of Willard Parker Jr.; father-in-law of Benjamin F. Butler; grandfather of Charles Butler and Willard Parker Butler

Century Memorial

The names of those we have lost in 1884 are, in the order of their decease: Edward M. Archibald, B. H. Hutton, John J. Cisco, Augustus Schell, Willard Parker, Joseph S. Bosworth, Augustus E. Silliman, Gouverneur M. Ogden, Freeman J. Fithian, Robert Hoe, Isaac Newton, Frank E. Kernochan, Henry T. Anthony, Francis C. Bowman, Samuel H. Shreve, Benjamin F. Butler, D. Lydig Suydam, Charles Buckingham, and Dr. Noah Hunt Schenck.

It is not by their number alone that these vacant places are conspicuous; for many among them recall the thought of honored character—the associations of dear companionship enjoyed—the memories of faithful service rendered.

Augustus R. Macdonough
1885 Century Association Reports