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Ira Davenport


Centurion, 1887–1904

Born 28 June 1841 in Hornellsville, New York

Died 6 October 1904 in Bath, New York

Buried Davenport Family Cemetery, Bath, New York

Proposed by James M. Varnum, Francis A. Stout, and D. B. St. John Roosa

Elected 2 April 1887 at age forty-five

Century Memorial

Ira Davenport was a man of large wealth, public spirit, and a keen interest in public affairs. He was a resident of Bath, N. Y., was for two terms a member of the State Senate, for two terms Comptroller of the State of New York, and afterwards a member of Congress. In all these positions his unselfish devotion to duty and his efficiency won for him the cordial respect of all who knew him.

Edward Cary
1905 Century Association Yearbook