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Benjamin Holt Ticknor


Centurion, 1866–1914

Born 3 August 1842 in Boston, Massachusetts

Died 16 January 1914 in Boston, Massachusetts

Buried Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Proposed by William John Hennessy and John F. Weir

Elected 3 November 1866 at age twenty-four

Supporter of:

Century Memorial

Benjamin Holt Ticknor, a captain in our Civil War, and the last lineal member of that famous publishing house whose psychical identity has maintained itself from 1832, through change of name and organization, and whose publications for several decades made a good part of the literary history of this country.

Henry Osborn Taylor
1915 Century Association Yearbook