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Charles E. Merrill


Centurion, 1892–1930

Full Name Charles Edmund Merrill

Born 26 February 1848 in Hanover, New Hampshire

Died 12 August 1930 in Beacon, New York

Buried Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, New York

Proposed by William W. Appleton and Richard Watson Gilder

Elected 5 November 1892 at age forty-four

Archivist’s Note: Father of Charles E. Merrill Jr.

Century Memorial

Charles Edmund Merrill was another of our older publishers, whose work in the field of educational literature was pursued during a consecutive period approaching that of his fellow-craftsmen Scribner, Holt and Putnam. His term of membership in the Century did not equal the 58 consecutive years of Putnam and Holt, or Scribner’s 51; but his name had been on our roll during nearly 40 years.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1931 Century Association Yearbook