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John H. Parish


Centurion, 1847–unknown

Full Name John Harris Parish

Born 22 July 1822 in New York State

Died 21 September 1896 in Pleasantville, New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by George Templeton Strong

Elected 6 November 1847 at age twenty-five

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.