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Duncan McMartin

Farmer/Civil War Colonel

Centurion, 1860–unknown

Born 24 February 1817 in Amsterdam, New York

Died 6 July 1894 in Grundy County, Iowa

Buried Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa

Proposed by Irving Paris and Augustus R. Macdonough

Elected 2 June 1860 at age forty-three

Archivist’s Note: 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.