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Harris C. Fahnestock


Centurion, 1893–1914

Full Name Harris Charles Fahnestock

Born 27 February 1835 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Died 4 June 1914 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

Proposed by Charles Stewart Smith and Eastman Johnson

Elected 1 April 1893 at age fifty-eight

Archivist’s Note: Father of William Fahnestock

Century Memorial

With his life [referring to Alexander Ector Orr] may be placed that of Harris Charles Fahnestock, who died the day following, full of years and financial honors. He, likewise, was Director and Manager in many banks and railroads, being in his earlier days an active member of the firm of Jay Cooke & Company. He was a munificent giver to charities and churches, a vestryman of St. Thomas’s Church, a trustee of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Henry Osborn Taylor
1915 Century Association Yearbook