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W. Austin Wadsworth


Centurion, 1893–1918

Full Name William Austin Wadsworth

Born 8 December 1847 in Boston, Massachusetts

Died 2 May 1918 in Boston, Massachusetts

Buried Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo, New York

Proposed by Richard Morris Hunt, Clarence King, and George L. Rives

Elected 7 October 1893 at age forty-five

Seconder of:

Century Memorial

To William Austin Wadsworth nature, open air and country life were the conditions which made for abiding human interest. Educated both in this country and abroad, Major Wadsworth passed most of his later life on his country place in New York State, doing active service on the New York State Forest, Fish and Game Commission, the New York State Agricultural Society, and the State Road Improvement Association. He was a veteran of the Quartermaster Corps in the Spanish War of 1898, and at the age of seventy took direction of the Home Defense Committee of his county when we went to war with Germany.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1919 Century Association Yearbook