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William P. Lee


Centurion, 1857–1877

Full Name William Pray Lee

Born 25 February 1825 in New York (All Boroughs), New York

Died 4 March 1877 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy, Bronx, New York

Proposed by Benjamin R. Winthrop

Elected 7 June 1857 at age thirty-two

Archivist’s Note: Son-in-law of William Tracy

Century Memorial

The Club has lost by death during the year the following members: James W. Beekman, John Winthrop Chanler, Alpheus B. Crosby, Frederick Fawcett, Henry Peters Gray, William P. Lee, Marshall Pepoon, Edward Seymour, J. Butler Wright, Charles E. Milnor, William B. Ogden, and J. V. L. Pruyn. Most of these were old members of the Century, many of them eminent in the community and leaders in their respective walks of life, and several of them among the most loved of our associates.

Augustus R. Macdonough
1878 Century Association Reports