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Gustavus Tuckerman

Merchant (East India Trade)

Centurion, 1866–1897

Born 15 May 1824 in Birmingham, England

Died 15 February 1897 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Proposed by Joseph H. Choate

Elected 2 June 1866 at age forty-two

Archivist’s Note: Father of Eliot Tuckerman; cousin of H. T. Tuckerman and Lucius Tuckerman

Century Memorial

Every one who knew Gustavus Tuckerman recognized what a warm-hearted, generous, kind, true-hearted man he was. He represented the very essence of good fellowship, and it can be safely asserted that he had not an enemy in the world. He was modest, simple hearted, sympathetic and loyal to his friends to an unusual degree, and with all these lovable qualities he had a clear intelligence, a capacity for affairs, and strict sense of right and duty, which made him a model citizen and efficient agent in advancing every good work. He came of the best New England stock, and his private life in his charming domestic circle was worthy of his traditions and early training.

Henry E. Howland
1898 Century Association Yearbook