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Obits - NJ - Monmouth - 1887 - Levi D. Bruyn
Early on Monday morning Levi D. Bruyn, resident civil engineer of the New Jersey
Southern and New York and Long Branch railroads, died at his home
on Railroad avenue, Red Bank. On Saturday evening he returned home
from the High Bridge branch of the Central railroad, and shortly after his arrival at
home he complained of feeling unwell. He seemed to be suffering from cramps, and
the usual remedies for this disease were prescribed by his physician. On Sunday he
rested comfortably and nothing of a serious nature was apprehended.
In the evening, however, unfavorable symptoms were noticed and Drs. Betts
and Warner were sent for. Later Dr. Field was called in for the purpose of consultation
but in spite of all medical aid he breathed his last shortly after midnight.
The funeral was held at the house yesterday afternoon, and the remains were
taken to Shawangunk, NY for interment. He was 51 years of age and leaves a wife and one child.
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Mr. bruyn was a graduate of Rutgers college, and was a classmate of the Rev.
T. DeWitt Talmage, of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. He was a civil engineer by profession
and was well known in New Jersey and neighboring states, his talents
being recognized as of a high order. He was preeminent in his profession as
a draughtsman, and his manipulation of detail work was marvelous. He was chief engineer of the
Raritan and Delaware Bay railroad more than 25 years
ago, and was at one time superintendent and auditor of the New Jersey and New York railway.
He was the engineer who built the Wallkill Valley railroad in New York, and was afterward made
superintendent of the road. Subsequently he was made resident engineer of the New York and Long Branch
and New Jersey Southern railroads, which position he filled up until the time of his death.
Source: Red Bank Register April 13, 1887
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