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George A. Peters


Centurion, 1860–1894

Full Name George Absalom Peters

Born 12 May 1821 in Bennington, Vermont

Died 6 December 1894 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by John E. Burrill

Elected 3 November 1860 at age thirty-nine

Century Memorial

Dr. George A. Peters, who was so well known to most of us, stood in the highest rank of surgeons in this city, where he practised for nearly forty-five years. He received all the honors of his profession, and was connected, as consulting surgeon, with many of the leading hospitals in the city, and a member of nearly all the medical societies. As would naturally follow from his recognized ability, he led a life of unceasing activity in professional work; but he found time in the intervals to gratify his strong social instincts, for he was a choice companion, a man of rare wit, and the centre of a large circle of admiring personal friends.

Henry E. Howland
1895 Century Association Yearbook