Full Name Joseph Alexander Ames
Born 6 September 1816 in Roxbury, New Hampshire
Died 30 October 1872 in New York (Manhattan), New York
Buried Boston, Massachusetts
Elected 3 April 1869 at age fifty-two
Archivist’s Note: His surname at birth Eames (sometimes Emes). There is a possibility that he did not join the club despite documentation of his election, as his name does not appear in any subsequent printed rosters of membership. He may have chosen not to “qualify” for membership (i.e., pay initiation fees). The Century Association has traditionally recognized such cases as former members, however, as rosters were not published annually and it is possible he joined between printings.