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Mark M. Stanfield

Merchant (Dry Goods)/Hotel Proprietor

Centurion, 1865–1890

Full Name Mark Merrill Stanfield

Born 2 November 1814 in Minot Corner, Maine

Died 28 May 1890 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Proposed by William Cullen Bryant and David Dudley Field

Elected 6 May 1865 at age fifty

Century Memorial

Mark M. Stanfield was a prominent merchant in Boston who was a heavy sufferer by the great fire in that city which entailed a loss upon his firm of a million and a half of dollars; but like a Phoenix he rose from its ashes and became the popular and successful host of the Victoria Hotel in this city.

Henry E. Howland
1891 Century Association Yearbook