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Leonard F. Beckwith

Civil Engineer

Centurion, 1892–1895

Full Name Leonard Forbes Beckwith

Born 16 July 1844 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 18 November 1895 in Bronxville, New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Joseph P. Davis and Edward H. Kendall

Elected 6 February 1892 at age forty-seven

Archivist’s Note: Son of N. M. Beckwith

Century Memorial

Leonard Forbes Beckwith was an accomplished civil engineer, prominent in the social life of the city, and distinguished in his chosen calling, in which he was an authority recognized by those familiar with his work. He was a man of large wealth, which did not distract him from the enthusiastic pursuit of his profession; but in the later years of his life a mental affliction obscured his hitherto clear intellect, and involved him, before it was recognized, in embarrassments to which death came as a kindly relief.

Henry E. Howland
1896 Century Association Yearbook