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Bowen W. Pierson


Centurion, 1904–1907

Full Name Bowen Whiting Pierson

Born 5 January 1858 in Victor, New York

Died 4 July 1907 in Bridgehampton, New York

Buried Yantic Cemetery, Norwich, Connecticut

Proposed by Beverly Chew and Frank S. Bond

Elected 5 November 1904 at age forty-six

Century Memorial

Bowen Whiting Pierson had been a member of this Association for only three years when he died at the age of forty-nine. Of admirable lineage he stood forth as a self-educated man, successful in affairs, and enjoying his success in a devotion to the things of the spirit. He was an antiquarian and a collector of eminence, a strong supporter of what is best and most permanent in the political and religious life of the community. To those who knew him well he seemed a choice man and worthy of the associations which he sought and cultivated.

William Milligan Sloane
1908 Century Association Yearbook