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Arthur Brooks


Centurion, 1881–1895

Born 11 June 1845 in Boston, Massachusetts

Died 10 July 1895 in North Atlantic, At Sea

Buried Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Proposed by Henry A. Oakley and Charles Comfort Tiffany

Elected 5 March 1881 at age thirty-five

Archivist’s Note: He died of natural causes aboard the steamship SS Fulda a day and a half after leaving Southampton, England, for New York.

Century Memorial

Arthur Brooks, Rector of the Church of the Incarnation in this city, came of a family distinguished for its contribution of able men to the Protestant Episcopal Church. He had many of the characteristics of his brilliant brother, Phillips Brooks, the late Bishop of Massachusetts; was a brilliant conversationalist, an accomplished writer and speaker, a thoughtful student; and he endeared himself through his connection with his church for twenty years to all his parishioners, and by his never-failing interest in good works to all who came within the sphere of his influence.

Henry E. Howland
1896 Century Association Yearbook