William C Redfield

William C Redfield

Birth
Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Death 12 Feb 1857 (aged 67)
New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Lot 10651, Section 150
Memorial ID 58049817 · View Source
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NY Times, March 13, 1857

William C. Redfield, Esq., an old resident of the City, and a gentleman widely known in scientific circles, died at his residence yesterday after a short illness. His disease was inflammation of the lungs. Mr. Redfield was the senior proprietor of the Swiftsure Transportation line, an occupation which brought him actively in contact with the business community, in which his standing was excellent. His age was about 68. It is chiefly through his investigations of meteorological phenomena that Mr. Redfield has made his mark in the walks of Science. His theories of the causes of storms has been the theme of great discussion, not only at public scientific gatherings in this country, but among savants abroad who have bestowed particular attention upon that branch of inquiry. Mr. Redfield was an active member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, of which body he was elected President immediately after organization under that title. The nucleus of that body was the old Association of American Geologists and Naturalists, one of the annual sessions of which was held at Columbia College in the summer of 1846. Mr. Redfield was one of the first members, and it was in a great measure, due to his enterprise and sagacity that the American Association was formed in Philadelphia two years later. Mr. Redfield took a deep interest in subjects of Natural History, had a fine geographical cabinet, and was a reader of fossils who was never known to make a mistake. He was, also, an official member of the Lyceum of Natural History in this City. He was twice married. His widow and seven children survive him.


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 58049817
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William C Redfield (26 Mar 1789–12 Feb 1857), Find a Grave Memorial no. 58049817, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Athanatos (contributor 46907585) .