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Cornelius Grinnell


Centurion, 1850–1860s

Born 1826 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 10 August 1869 in Ryde, Isle of Wight, England

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Jonathan Sturges

Elected 2 February 1850 at about age twenty-four

Archivist’s Note: He ostensibly resigned sometime between 1851 and 1855 and was reinstated in April 1857 with a new proposer, Juan B. Wandesforde. He likely resigned again or was dropped from the rolls between 1860 and 1864.