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John Worth Edmonds


Centurion, 1903–1923

Born 28 August 1857 in Hudson, New York

Died 26 August 1923 in Huntington, New York

Buried Huntington Rural Cemetery, Huntington, New York

Proposed by Anson W. Hard and D. Maitland Armstrong

Elected 7 March 1903 at age forty-five

Archivist’s Note: Son of Francis W. Edmonds; nephew of John W. Edmonds

Century Memorial

John Worth Edmonds, youngest son of the late Francis Edmonds, (one of the original members of the Century, then known as The Sketch Club) developed at an early age a talent for art and literature, drawing many caricatures and sketches, which were received by various publications. But being unable to follow his inherited artistic leaning, he determined to take up a commercial life. Beginning as office boy with Hard & Rand, coffee importers, in 1875, he was taken in as a partner some years later. Mr. Edmonds was of a warm and affectionate nature, and few of his club associates knew of all that he did to help his fellow men when there was need.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1924 Century Association Yearbook