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Thomas S. Officer


Centurion, 1847–unknown

Full Name Thomas Story Officer

Born 15 August 1810 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Died 8 December 1859 in San Francisco, California

Buried Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, California

Proposed by C. L. Elliott

Elected 6 March 1847 at age thirty-six

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. He moved to Mexico around 1848, which would likely have occasioned his resignation.