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Frederick Whiting


Centurion, 1914–1946

Born 4 February 1861 in New York (Brooklyn), New York

Died 12 March 1946 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Old Greenwich, Connecticut

Proposed by William M. Polk and Lawrence F. Abbott

Elected 6 June 1914 at age fifty-three

Century Memorial

Frederick Whiting. [Born] 1861. Physician.

Dr. Whiting was distinguished in his professional life as a specialist in diseases of the ear, nose and throat, consulting otologist to several New York hospitals, member of all the best associations of his profession, author of a classic book in the field of his specialty.

And as he was distinguished in his professional life so was he distinguished as a Centurion.

If you will look in the Card Room you will find there The Frederick Whiting Challenge Trophy, a great silver cup, presented by Dr. Whiting to the members of that club within the Club—the billiard room habitués. He never once played; but, ultimate pool and billiard fan that he was, when he came to the Club House went directly to the billiard room to watch the games.

He was a member of the Century for thirty-two years—interesting and beloved to the end of his eighty-six years.

Source: Henry Allen Moe Papers, Mss.B.M722. Reproduced by permission of American Philosophical Society Library & Museum, Philadelphia

Henry Allen Moe
Henry Allen Moe Papers, 1946 Memorials