Full Name James William Beekman
Born 22 November 1815 in New York (Manhattan), New York
Died 15 June 1877 in New York (Manhattan), New York
Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
Proposed by John H. Gourlie
Elected 6 March 1852 at age thirty-six
Archivist’s Note: Father of James W. Beekman Jr.
The Club has lost by death during the year the following members: James W. Beekman, John Winthrop Chanler, Alpheus B. Crosby, Frederick Fawcett, Henry Peters Gray, William P. Lee, Marshall Pepoon, Edward Seymour, J. Butler Wright, Charles E. Milnor, William B. Ogden, and J. V. L. Pruyn. Most of these were old members of the Century, many of them eminent in the community and leaders in their respective walks of life, and several of them among the most loved of our associates.
Augustus R. Macdonough
1878 Century Association Reports