Obits - NJ - 1900 - Bloomfield Drummond

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Obits - NJ - 1900 - Bloomfield Drummond

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Bloomfield Drummond Dead

He Had Suffered Three Strokes of Paralysis

Bloomfield Drummond died on Monday of paralysis at his home on Broad street, aged 78 years. He was first stricken with paralysis seven years ago, but at that time he was only slightly affected. Last March he had a second stroke of paralysis and this left him helpless. Two weeks ago he was again stricken. Since then he had been unable to take any nourishment and he gradually grew weaker until his death.

The funeral was held this afternoon at two o'clock at the house. Rev. Samuel D. Price, pastor of the Shrewsbury Presbyterian church, conducted the service and he was assisted by Rev. S. H. Thompson, pastor of the Red Bank Presbyterian church. The body was buried at the Presbyterian cemetery at Shrewsbury. The pall bearers were Isaac H. Adlem, J. A. Throckmorton, J. Trafford Allen, Isaac B. Edwards, William T. Corlies and Albert C. Harrison.

Mr. Drummond was born on the road between Eatontown and Tinton Falls on July 19th, 1822. He was the only child of Harriet Brinley and John Craig Drummond. Before he became of age he went to work as a clerk in Gabriel West's store at Eatontown. Justice Edmund T. Woolley of Red Bank was a clerk in the store at the same time. A few years afterward Mr. Drummond went West with John and William Lippincott, who now live at Little Silver. The three bought and sold skins and furs and made considerable money. They returned from the West in about a year, and Mr. Drummond started a lumber business at Oceanport with Henry Wolcott. That was over fifty years ago. Shortly afterward Mr. Drummond formed a partnership with Capt. William R. Haynes and a planing mill was added to the lumber business. This was the first business of the kind in the shore section of Monmouth county and the firm furnished most of the material for the early building at Long Branch. The lumber was brought from Albany by schooners owned by the firm. Mr. Drummond did the buying and was also collector for the firm. The business was conducted at Oceanport for many years and Mr. Drummond then engaged in the same business with Thomas R. Woolley at Branchport. In 1875 Mr. Drummond moved to Red Bank and built the house on Broad street where he lived until his death. For a good many years he had not engaged actively in business enterprises.

Mr. Drummond was interested in real estate enterprises with the late Samuel and J. Holmes Hendrickson of Red Bank. Together they bought the tract of land now comprising the town of Deal. Mr. Drummond having a half interest in the property. They bought this tract for about $14,000 and sold it for $150,000. They were also jointly interested at one time in much of the river property between Red Bank and Oceanic, which was also sold for several times the amount of the investment.

Mr. Drummond was twice married. His first wife was Elizabeth Haynes, a daughter of his partner in the lumber business. She died in 1870. Two children were the result of this union, the surviving child being Mrs. Harriet D. Cannon of Red Bank. In 1876 he married Julia A. Parker of Red Bank. She survives him, but he leaves no children by his second wife.

Burial Record

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Oct 24, 1900