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Henry H. Gorringe

U.S. Navy

Centurion, 1882–1885

Full Name Henry Honychurch Gorringe

Born 11 August 1841 in Bridgetown, Barbados

Died 7 July 1885 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, New York

Proposed by Salem H. Wales and Augustus R. Macdonough

Elected 4 March 1882 at age forty

Archivist’s Note: He transported the “Cleopatra’s Needle” obelisk in Central Park, a gift from Egypt, in 1879 and 1880.

Century Memorial

[T]he list of those deceased in 1885 presents the unusually small number of six. These are Stillman S. Conant, Charles Tracy, Commander Henry H. Gorringe, General Irvin McDowell, Professor John C. Draper, and Samuel Wetmore.

Augustus R. Macdonough
1886 Century Association Reports