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Bache McEvers Emmet

Physician

Centurion, 1890–1921

Born 23 May 1843 in Hyde Park, New York

Died 27 May 1921 in Ridgefield, Connecticut

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy, Bronx, New York

Proposed by Stuyvesant F. Morris and W. Irving Clark

Elected 1 February 1890 at age forty-six

Archivist’s Note: Nephew of Thomas Addis Emmet

Century Memorial

Dr. Bache McEvers Emmet prided himself in belonging to the family of the celebrated Irish insurgent of an older generation, Robert Emmet, but his family was remarkable in another way for its proof of the persistence of inheritance. Not only was the father of the Irish leader of 1803 a physician, but it is said that since his time there have always been at least two physicians in each generation of the Emmets, of whom several have reached high distinction. Dr. Emmet began his important work as assistant surgeon, in the Woman’s Hospital, to his well-known uncle [sic: first cousin], Thomas Addis Emmet, whose work he later carried on in that institution with conspicuous success as attending surgeon. Personally, he was of modest and unassuming character, commanding both respect and affection from his patients, rich and poor, and always absorbed wholeheartedly in his profession.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1922 Century Association Yearbook