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Obituaries - NJ - 1900 - Thomas Cumberson
Thomas Cumberson of Red Bank died on Monday of valvular heart disease at the home of his sister at Brooklyn. He went to Brooklyn some time ago and while there he was taken sick. He was 55 years old. The funeral will be held to-morrow morning at eleven o'clock at the First Methodist church. The service will be conducted by Rev. E. C. Hancock.
Mr. Cumberson was born at Richmond, Virginia, October 25th, 1845. He came to Red Bank in May, 1873, and started a plumbing business with James White. They carried on the business together until 1897, when Mr. Cumberson bought out Mr. White's interest and continued the business alone. Last January a year ago, on account of failing health, Mr. Cumberson sold the business to Cook & Oakley.
Mr. Cumberson had been a member of the Masonic lodge for thirty years. He was also a member of the Knights of Pythias and Red Men's lodges of Red Bank and was a charter member of Navesink Hook & Ladder company. He leaves a wife and three children. His wife is the daughter of Joseph H. Dennis of Red Bank. The children are Nellie, Mary and Charles Cumberson, all of whom live at home.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Apr 4, 1900
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