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From: "Carole Corn" <>
Subject: Re: [NJMONMOU] NJ State Archives didn't find death cert...
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 18:32:03 -0500
you can check on Find a Grave to see if he is listed in Atlantic View
Cemetery, Manasquan I think.
On Mon, 16 Nov 2009 17:19:37 -0500, JAH <> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I'm back with another question...
> Last month, I emailed the list wondering how I'd go about finding the
> cert of a James Slocum, who I believe may really be James Brundage. He,
> wife and children lived in Wall and West Ocean Beach in the mid to late
> The list was very helpful, and assisted me in narrowing his date of death
> down to a week or two. His obituary was in the Oct. 3, 1888 issue of the
> Red Bank Register. Oct. 3 was a Wednesday, and it stated,
> "James Slocum, a mason of West Ocean Beach, while engaged in plastering
> the house of Joseph Newman, near Lake Como, on Wednesday, dropped dead
> heart disease without any warning. He leaves a wife and family."
> Thus, I'm not sure whether James died on Oct. 3, or the previous
> September 26th, 1888.
> I sent a check off to the NJ State Archives and received a letter today
> the mail. They state,
> "We have not found a death record for the name: James Slocum, d.
> September-October 1888. We checked the indexes for the period: July
> 1888-June 1889, Monmouth County."
> Someone on the list found that he was buried in Atlantic View Cemetery.
> I'm disappointed and hopeful at the same time. If they didn't locate the
> record under the name James Slocum, perhaps his real name WAS James
> (he used the name Slocum - his mother's 2nd husband's name - from the
> he was in his teens), his wife was aware of that, and had the d.c. made
> in the name James Brundage even though he was known locally as James
> I double checked Wall, West Ocean Beach and Lake Como, and they are all
> Monmouth Co., so I can't imagine that the d.c. would have been filed in a
> different county.
> This is the first time I have used the NJ State Archives. I'm wondering
> in your experience, they are pretty thorough when they check for a record
> you request.
> I'm going to order the 1888-89 Death Index film for Middlesex through
> Counties, to see if I can locate him under either name.
> Does anyone else have any ideas? Thanks again for any help/ideas you can
> Best Wishes,
> Judy Herbert
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