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Edward L. Youmans


Centurion, 1862–1887

Full Name Edward Livingston Youmans

Born 3 June 1821 in Coeymans, New York

Died 18 January 1887 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

Proposed by Henry W. Bellows and Thomas Hicks

Elected 1 March 1862 at age forty

Century Memorial

Prof. Youmans, Dr. Hitchcock, Judge Rapallo and Aaron J. Vanderpoel, were men of whom any community might be proud might be proud. Their fame was not merely national, but extended beyond the limits of their own country.

The termination of their great and active usefulness is an irreparable loss to this whole community, which to us is enhanced by the reflection that our pleasant companionship with them within these walls is at an end.

Henry E. Howland
1888 Century Association Reports