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John H. Caswell

Mining Engineer

Centurion, 1881–1909

Full Name John Henry Caswell

Born 27 December 1846 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 16 October 1909 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, Manhattan, New York

Proposed by William E. Curtis and Henry Drisler

Elected 7 May 1881 at age thirty-four

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Century Memorial

John Henry Caswell was a mining engineer of ability and an accomplished mineralogist; he was likewise a successful merchant, a generous friend, a lover of books and their makers, a student of ecclesiastical and secular affairs, a devout churchman and charged with weighty church interests. He was a fine type of the best New Yorker. Eminently social, his company was sought by seven clubs, but this was the one he mostly frequented during the twenty-eight years of membership; he was sixty-three [sic: sixty-two] when stricken down. He was a graduate of Columbia, for thirty-three years a vestryman of Trinity, for all his manhood a working citizen. Those who survive him here have felt him to be one of the inner circle, a man to trust and love.

William Milligan Sloane
1910 Century Association Yearbook