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Henry McM. Painter


Centurion, 1898–1934

Full Name Henry McMahon Painter

Born 12 July 1863 in West Haven, Connecticut

Died 11 March 1934 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Oak Grove Cemetery, West Haven, Connecticut

Proposed by Francis H. Markoe and Edmund L. Zalinski

Elected 2 April 1898 at age thirty-four

Century Memorial

When Henry MacMahon Painter joined a club-house group, the cheerful conversation quickened. His stalwart and smiling presence brightened meetings of the Board or the Admissions Committee, in both of which he had been a useful member. Painter’s quick grasp at the humorous side of things was indeed as much a part of his personality in the sick-room as in the Club; he believed that exchange of lively talk with the adult patient was often as helpful to recovery as was medicine. An exceedingly busy practitioner in his chosen specialty, of which he stood easily at the head, his avocations took wide range. Music, collection of rare books and etchings, even architecture, absorbed mind and imagination in the seemingly rare leisure moments when he was not bringing babies into this world of ours.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1935 Century Association Yearbook