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S. Oakley Van der Poel


Centurion, 1875–1886

Full Name Samuel Oakley Van der Poel

Born 22 February 1824 in Kinderhook, New York

Died 12 March 1886 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York

Proposed by Frederick A. P. Barnard and Charles F. Chandler

Elected 6 February 1875 at age fifty

Archivist’s Note: Brother of Aaron J. Van der Poel; father of John Van der Poel and S. Oakley Van der Poel Jr.; nephew of Aaron Van der Poel; cousin of A. Ernest Vanderpoel

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Century Memorial

[T]he list of those deceased includes 16 names, which, ranged in the order of seniority of membership, are those of Asher B. Durand, John H. Platt, D. Williamson Lee, Thomas B. Coddington, Henry J. Scudder, Charles S. Seyton, David Van Nostrand, James M. Redmond, Samuel J. Tilden, Chester A. Arthur, Charles Short, Alfred Wilkinson, James Kent, S. Oakley Vanderpoel, Austin Flint and John Forsyth. The average length of membership of those who compose this list was twenty-one years and four months.

Horace W. Robbins
1887 Century Association Reports