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Henry G. Harrison


Centurion, 1867–1889

Full Name Henry Gordon Harrison

Born c. 1813 in England

Died 31 July 1895 in Greenfield Hill, Connecticut

Buried Greenfield Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, Connecticut

Proposed by James W. Beekman and Augustus R. Macdonough

Elected 2 February 1867 at about age fifty-four

Archivist’s Note: His memorial was published prematurely in the 1890 Century Association Yearbook; he would not die until several years later. A different man named Henry Harrison died in New York on 24 April 1889, and newspaper notices of that man’s death were likely misinterpreted as being for the Century member.

Century Memorial

Henry G. Harrison was a well-known architect, whose most conspicuous work probably was the cathedral at Garden City. His ability was well recognized, and he was respected by all who knew him.

Henry E. Howland
1890 Century Association Yearbook