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William H. Wisner

Merchant/Grocer

Centurion, 1863–1895

Full Name William Henry Wisner

Born 17 December 1806 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 27 January 1895 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Saint James Cemetery, Goshen, New York

Proposed by John H. Gourlie and William W. Parkin

Elected 6 June 1863 at age fifty-six

Archivist’s Note: Father of Charles Wisner; father-in-law of I. Ferris Lockwood; grandfather-in-law of Alfred F. Loomis; great-grandfather of Worth Loomis

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William C. Wisner, one of our oldest members, who fully appreciated his associations here, and was held in high regard by us all, passed away full of years, regretted by a large circle of friends. He was born in New York City, was engaged in business all his life in this city, enjoyed an enviable reputation as a successful, enterprising merchant of perfect integrity, whose quiet and unostentatious life and gentle character, which endeared him to a large circle of friends, was a pattern to us all.

Henry E. Howland
1896 Century Association Yearbook