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Carleton Sprague


Centurion, 1899–1916

Born 24 December 1858 in Buffalo, New York

Died 19 November 1916 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York

Proposed by John G. Milburn and Lawrence Godkin

Elected 2 December 1899 at age forty

Archivist’s Note: Brother of Henry Ware Sprague; brother-in-law of Walter Cook

Century Memorial

A fitting brother-in-law to Walter Cook was Carleton Sprague, who died a few months after him. Although in recent years a resident of New York, his name will long be cherished in his earlier home, as one of Buffalo’s most enlightened and beneficent citizens. He moved and had his being in the Pan-American Exhibition held there in 1901; and he was foremost in every movement to foster the literary and artistic life of his native city.

Henry Osborn Taylor
1917 Century Association Yearbook