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Gustav Shiff

Merchant (Glass)

Centurion, 1861–1883

Full Name Gustav Lucien Shiff

Born 5 March 1826 in Paris, France

Died 4 June 1883 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Charles D. Gambrill

Elected 2 November 1861 at age thirty-five

Archivist’s Note: Surname sometimes spelled “Schiff”

Century Memorial

The Club has lost by death during the year the unusually small number of five members. These are: Edwin D. Morgan, Gustav Schiff, John A. Graham, John H. Willard and Albert F. Bellows.

The memory of those among them whose frequent presence entitles them to be regarded and mourned almost as household friends, has been already honored by the Century in appropriate resolutions.

Augustus R. Macdonough
1884 Century Association Reports