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Edwin C. Sturges


Centurion, 1889–1900

Full Name Edwin Cady Sturges

Born 14 September 1837 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 16 February 1900 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield, Connecticut

Proposed by Thomas Moran and William Conant Church

Elected 2 November 1889 at age fifty-two

Century Memorial

Edwin C. Sturges was descended from a family noted in the business life of New York, and held, himself, an honored position in the same circles. He was for many years a director in the Continental National Bank, and was entrusted with important responsibilities as a trustee of several large estates, which he managed with marked fidelity and skill. He served with distinction as an officer in the Civil War, and fulfilled all his duties as a man and as a citizen so completely that only his modesty prevented his receiving the prominence he deserved.

“On their own merits modest men are dumb,”

but all who knew him would bear glad testimony to those which he possessed.

Henry E. Howland
1901 Century Association Yearbook