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Richard S. Ely


Centurion, 1883–1894

Full Name Richard Sheldon Ely

Born 25 May 1818 in Hartford, Connecticut

Died 7 March 1894 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

Proposed by Edward L. Henry, Eliphalet Terry, and Horace W. Robbins

Elected 3 March 1883 at age sixty-four

Seconder of:

Century Memorial

Richard Sheldon Ely was one of those quiet gentlemen who impress themselves upon their friends by their gentleness and dignity rather than by more showy qualities.

He had long been in business here, and for a time resided in England. He had a taste for books and travel, was happy in his domestic life, gave liberally to charities, was universally esteemed by a large circle of friends; and the large interests committed to his charge were faithfully and devotedly administered by him.

Henry E. Howland
1895 Century Association Yearbook