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Earliest Members of the Century Association

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Francis Griffin


Centurion, 1847–unknown

Born 26 November 1802 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Died 12 January 1852 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by John L. Stephens

Elected 3 April 1847 at age forty-four

Archivist’s Note: Father of Edmund D. Griffin. There is a possibility that he did not join the club despite documentation of his election, as his name does not appear in any subsequent printed rosters of membership. He may have chosen not to “qualify” for membership (i.e., pay initiation fees). The Century Association has traditionally recognized such cases as former members, however, as rosters were not published annually and it is possible he joined between printings.