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William J. Hays


Centurion, 1858–1875

Full Name William Jacob Hays

Born 8 August 1830 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 13 March 1875 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried New York City Marble Cemetery, Manhattan, New York

Proposed by J. Howard Wainwright

Elected 5 June 1858 at age twenty-seven

Century Memorial

The list of deceased members contains the names in the order of their loss, of Hays, Sherwood, Strong, Gaillard, Tillman, Stone, Kemble, Hegeman, Turney and Blodgett. The memorial notices, prepared and presented by your direction, express our appreciation of those we have lost with an earnestness of feeling and an appropriateness of phrase to which your Board can have nothing to add.

Augustus R. Macdonough
1876 Century Association Reports