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Egerton L. Winthrop


Centurion, 1870–1916

Full Name Egerton Leigh Winthrop

Born 7 October 1842 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 6 April 1916 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Saint Marks Church-in-the-Bowery Churchyard, Manhattan, New York

Proposed by Henry R. Winthrop and Isaac Bronson

Elected 5 February 1870 at age twenty-seven

Archivist’s Note: Son of Benjamin R. Winthrop

Century Memorial

Egerton Leigh Winthrop, descended from Governor Winthrop of Massachusetts, and yet one of our most veritable and respected New Yorkers. His lineage included Stuyvesants and other Knickerbocker families, and he was himself president of the Knickerbocker Club. He became a member of this Association in 1870.

Henry Osborn Taylor
1917 Century Association Yearbook