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Charles Tracy


Centurion, 1851–1885

Born 17 February 1810 in Whitestown, New York

Died 14 March 1885 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

Proposed by James P. Cronkhite

Elected 6 December 1851 at age forty-one

Archivist’s Note: Father of Charles Edward Tracy; brother-in-law of Charles P. Kirkland; father-in-law of Frederick S. Hoppin, J. Pierpont Morgan, and Alfred Pell; grandfather of Frederick S. Hoppin Jr., Tracy Hoppin, and J. Pierpont Morgan Jr.; great-grandfather of Peter Geoffrey Cook, Alexander Hamilton, Henry Sturgis Morgan, Junius S. Morgan Jr., and Constantine Sidamon-Eristoff

Century Memorial

Charles Tracy was one of the oldest and truest members of the Century. He aided to develop its special club character in the first decade after its foundation; and its part in its affairs continued to be as important, his counsels as valued, in the thirty-fifth year of his membership as in the first. There has been more than one occasion on which the Club has benefited by that sound judgement and energetic action which marked his professional course with eminence.

Augustus R. Macdonough
1886 Century Association Reports