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Francis Lathrop


Centurion, 1892–1909

Full Name Francis Augustus Lathrop

Born 22 June 1849 in At Sea, At Sea (aboard SS Montreal near Hawaii)

Died 18 October 1909 in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey

Proposed by Russell Sturgis and Francis Davis Millet

Elected 4 June 1892 at age forty-two

Century Memorial

Francis Lathrop came of old New England stock though he was born on the Pacific Ocean. His was an almost unique training, for in this city at eleven years of age his intellectual was merged with his aesthetic education; this continued for seven years here, for three in Dresden and for his early manhood in London. Connected in the British capital with Madox Brown, William Morris and Spencer Stanhope, his taste and style were fully developed there. Returning home, he began as mural decorator and a worker in glass. His walls and windows were soon renowned, many famous buildings are resplendent with his work. He was a member of five art associations, and died at sixty having been one of us for seventeen years. A modest man and even shy, he was of engaging personality, his manners expressing trust, unselfishness and sympathy. His friends were many, but he was intimate only with a chosen few.

William Milligan Sloane
1910 Century Association Yearbook