Capt. William Augustus Prickitt, b. 20 Mar. 1839, d. 8 Jan. 1929
The Monmouth Democrat, 10 Jan 1929
Captain William A Prickitt of Farmingdale, passed away Sunday morning. Jan, 9h, at the home of his daughter Mrs. Corwin Knapp Linson, of 27 Hooper avenue, Atlantic Highlands. He was born in Monmouth county in 1839, and would have completed his 90th ear had he lived until March 20th. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served as private, corporal and sergeant n the 14th Regt. New Jersey Vols , and later as captain of the 25th U. S. Colored Infantry. He was a member of the Loyal Legion and Grand Army of the Republic, and had been since 1916, president of the Reunion Association of the 14th Regiment of New Jersey. From 1897 to 1905, he was American Consul at Rheims, France, and was then promoted to the rank of Consul General and transferred to Auckland, New Zealand, from which office he resigned in 1914 The remaining years of his life he spent quietly at his home on the Lakewood road where, since his wife's death in 1918, his daughter, Miss Louise Prickitt, has resided with him. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Franklin Patterson and Mrs. Corwin K. Linson. both of Atlantic Highlands, and Miss Louise Prickitt of Farmingdale, and also by five grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.
Capt. and Mrs. Prickitt are buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Farmingdale, N. J.
The Monmouth Democrat, 21 February 1918
OBITUARY. Mrs Elizabeth Prickitt, wife of former United States Consul Wm. A. Prickitt, died after a brief illness, last Thursday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Corwin Knapp Linson in New York city. Captain and Mrs. Prickitt, and their daughter, Miss Louise Prickitt left their home at Lower Squankum recently and went to the home of their daughter intending to remain until spring. Mrs. Prickitt was 79 years of age, and with Captain Prickitt and their daughter returned to their farm several years ago to reside permanently after a residence abroad for a period of neatly twenty years. Captain Prickitt was in the U. S. Consulate service during his absence and represented the United States at Rheims, France, for many years. He was then promoted and transferred to Auckland. New Zealand, where he was located as Consul Gereral a long time. Mrs. Prickitt traveled extensively, and, accompanied by her daughter, made a tour of the Holy Land from France-. She was an exceptionally interesting conversationalist, cultured and well informed. She was a member of the Farmingdale Fortnightly Club and greatly interested in its activities. Funeral services were held at her late residence in Lower Squankum last Monday afternoon. Besides her husband. Miss Prickitt. who resides at home and Mrs. Linson of New York, Mrs. Prickitt is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Franklin Patterson of Atlantic Highlands.
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