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Celestin Astoin


Centurion, 1860–1864

Full Name Celestin-Eugène Astoin

Born 6 September 1838 in Ludes, Marne, France

Died 25 October 1871 in North Atlantic, At Sea

Buried Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, New York

Proposed by Ogden Haggerty and Joseph Gaillard

Elected 3 November 1860 at age twenty-two

Archivist’s Note: He died of natural causes aboard the steamship SS Pereire while en route from New York to Brest.