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Howard Lapsley


Centurion, 1864–1913

Born 17 August 1835 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Died 28 September 1913 in Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island

Buried New Rochelle, New York

Proposed by Samuel A. Strang

Elected 12 November 1864 at age twenty-nine

Century Memorial

The names of those who died last year are many and impressive: George Henry Hall, a veteran and prolific figure painter; Joseph Lyman, a painter also, but of charming landscape; Benjamin Eli Smith, managing editor of the Century Dictionary, and editor and translator of other works; Frederic Baker, a man of large affairs; Preston B. Spring, an old New York merchant and grandson of the Rev. Dr. Gardiner Spring; Howard Lapsley, for many years a popular and respected figure in our social life; Francis Alexander Korbay, singer and composer, a man of many friends and formerly a much admired teacher of music in this city; Harry W. Desmond, editor of the Architectural Record, and a joint author of Stately Homes in America; James Mulford Townsend, a prominent member of the New York bar and an efficient lecturer in schools of law; Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, an honored merchant of this city; William Lanman Bull, banker, ex-president of the Stock Exchange, director in railroad and trust companies, and Vestryman of Grace Church.

Henry Osborn Taylor
1914 Century Association Yearbook