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John William Casilear


Centurion, 1851–unknown

Born 25 June 1811 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 17 August 1893 in Saratoga Springs, New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Francis W. Edmonds

Elected 1 February 1851 at age thirty-nine

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.