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William F. Bridge

Merchant (Sugar)/Gentleman

Centurion, 1866–1911

Full Name William Frederick Bridge

Born 21 June 1836 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 3 May 1911 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Samuel Osgood

Elected 2 June 1866 at age twenty-nine

Archivist’s Note: Birthdate calculated from his reported age at death of 74 years, 10 months, and 12 days

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Century Memorial

We have next to regret the well-known face of that conscientious artist Henry A. Ferguson. Then in sympathy we reach our hand to the brother of George Prentiss Butler, teacher, student, banker, meriting and achieving signal success; and then we grieve that we shall see no more Gustav E. Kissel, well-known to so many of us. We think of Charles W. Truslow, truest and kindest of friends; of Dr. Charles Talbot Poore, so courteous and quick to aid; of Dr. George C. Freeborn, so honest, so unselfish in his life, so helpful to the younger men; of William F. Bridge our dear old comrade, of George Hale Morgan, Lawrence Henry Schwab, scholar and divine, and of Halsey C. Ives, long to be remembered for his strong and disinterested labors for art in St. Louis. Our thoughts then turn to Colonel Charles W. Larned, Dean of the United States Military Academy, true soldier of the Christian faith, and, as so many know, a power making for the ennoblement of character with the young officers he taught.

Henry Osborn Taylor
1912 Century Association Yearbook