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William A. Valentine


Centurion, 1892–1927

Full Name William Augustus Valentine

Born 1 October 1849 in Charlton, New York

Died 28 August 1927 in Ballston Spa, New York

Buried Sweetman Cemetery, Charlton, New York

Proposed by George A. Peters and Albert Bierstadt

Elected 7 May 1892 at age forty-two

Century Memorial

William A. Valentine was one of those medical practitioners whose patients remember them for their universal kindness quite as much as for their professional skill, but his interests and sympathies stretched far beyond his profession. He was one of the noted rifle-shots of the Seventh Regiment, in which he enlisted nearly half a century ago and in which he served as assistant surgeon under his fellow-Centurion Dr. Daniel Stimson. During many years, Dr. Valentine and another well-known Centurion, Colonel Daniel Appleton, spent their vacations together in hunting big game in the Northwest.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1928 Century Association Yearbook