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Duncan A. Pell


Centurion, 1869–1874

Full Name Duncan Archibald Pell

Born 20 April 1842 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 21 October 1874 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Island Cemetery, Newport, Rhode Island

Proposed by William Cullen Bryant, Augustus R. Macdonough, and Sheppard Gandy

Elected 6 November 1869 at age twenty-seven

Archivist’s Note: Cousin of Alfred Pell and R. S. Pell

Century Memorial

The number of members who have died since the year began is ten. The names of Bristed, Pearson, Ogden, Gavitt [sic: Gavit], Keller, Pell, Sturges, Toppan, Beeckman, and Varnum, appear no longer on our roll. Some of these recal[l] the early days of the Century, when their presence and character aided to form its growth, and gave grace and strength to its youthful prime.

Augustus R. Macdonough
1875 Century Association Reports