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Anson Phelps Stokes

Merchant/Banker/Philanthropist

Centurion, 1888–1913

Born 22 February 1838 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 29 June 1913 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy, Bronx, New York

Proposed by Charles H. Marshall and Henry G. Marquand

Elected 5 May 1888 at age fifty

Archivist’s Note: Father of Anson Phelps Stokes and J. G. Phelps Stokes

Century Memorial

Anson Phelps Stokes, a well-known member of a family noted for its wealth, philanthropy, and energy in the cause of good government—himself beneficently active in many enterprises useful to the community, and endowed with the modesty of an efficient man.

Henry Osborn Taylor
1914 Century Association Yearbook