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Stephen Waterman

Cotton Broker

Centurion, 1852–unknown

Born 13 December 1826 in Providence, Rhode Island

Died 3 November 1871 in Providence, Rhode Island

Buried Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island

Proposed by James P. Cronkhite

Elected 7 July 1852 at age twenty-five

Archivist’s Note: There is a possibility that he did not join the club despite documentation of his election, as his name does not appear in any subsequent printed rosters of membership. He may have chosen not to “qualify” for membership (i.e., pay initiation fees). The Century Association has traditionally recognized such cases as former members, however, as rosters were not published annually and it is possible he joined between printings.