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N. W. Stuyvesant Catlin


Centurion, 1867–1897

Full Name Nicholas William Stuyvesant Catlin

Born 11 February 1829 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 2 July 1897 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

Proposed by Smith E. Lane and Augustus R. Macdonough

Elected 5 October 1867 at age thirty-eight

Seconder of:

Century Memorial

Nicholas William Stuyvesant Catlin was born in New York, and was a direct descendant of Governor Peter Stuyvesant through his mother, who was a grand-daughter of Nicholas William Stuyvesant, Peter Stuyvesant’s only son.

Mr. Catlin was of a very quiet and retiring disposition, and never entered public life, confining himself strictly to his occupation in the business of marine insurance, in which he was engaged from the time of his graduation at the New York University, fifty years ago. He was well known as a scholarly man of wide reading and many acquirements, but save an occasional appearance at the many clubs and societies with which he was connected, he lived in retirement, satisfied with the companions of his leisure—his books. He was a vestryman of “St. Mark’s Church in the Bowerie,” and his ashes repose on the farm of his great ancestor.

Henry E. Howland
1898 Century Association Yearbook