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Thomas P. Rossiter


Centurion, 1847–1871

Full Name Thomas Prichard Rossiter

Born 29 September 1817 in New Haven, Connecticut

Died 17 May 1871 in Cold Spring, New York

Buried Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut

Proposed by N/A: Founder

Elected 13 January 1847 at age twenty-nine

Archivist’s Note: Son-in-law of Eleazar Parmly; father of Ehrick K. Rossiter.

Century Memorial

The eager and ambitious temperament of Rossiter made him changefully open to all impressions; and his quick anticipations often cheated him of those finished results in his art to which a sterner discipline of his unquestioned talents would have led. It was this very susceptibility which made him always charming and sympathetic as a companion, and full of warmth and ready for sacrifice as a friend.

Augustus R. Macdonough
1872 Century Association Reports