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Ezra Conklin Prime
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1810
Death: Feb. 17, 1898
Amityville
Suffolk County
New York, USA

Son of Ebenezer Prime & Experience Conklin; husband of Charlotte Seeley [1827-1846] of Bridgeport, Connecticut & Martha Elizabeth Smith [1821-1872] of Smithtown, Suffolk County, L. I.; at age 16 was an apprentice to George Platt, silversmith in New York City; studied at Oberlin College in Ohio, where he became a firm abolitionist; opened a thimble factory in Huntington, Suffolk County; he had 10-12 workers in a water powered thimble mill & produced 5 to 6 gross of silver & gold thimbles per day; opened a second mill ca. 1863; built the Prime Octagon House on Prime Avenue, Huntington; suffered 1st nervous breakdown in 1871 and was sent to Bloomingdale Asylum in New York City; suffered 2nd breakdown in 1883 and spent the rest of his life at the Brunswick House, a private asylum at Amityville, Suffolk County, where he died 
 
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 Parents:
  Ebenezer Prime (1775 - 1842)
  Experience Conklin Prime (1783 - 1860)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Elizabeth Smith Prime (1821 - 1872)
 
 Children:
  Ernestine Rose Prime Beatty (1865 - 1910)*
 
 Siblings:
  Matilda Prime (1805 - 1813)*
  Marietta Prime (1807 - 1808)*
  Edward Youngs Prime (1808 - 1869)*
  Ezra Conklin Prime (1810 - 1898)
  Henry Rutgers Prime (1813 - 1886)*
  Ann Wheelwright Prime Beardsley (1817 - 1893)*
  Claudius Buchanan Prime (1819 - 1878)*
  Margaret Brown Prime (1825 - 1845)*
  Nathaniel Scudder Prime (1828 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Huntington Rural Cemetery
Huntington
Suffolk County
New York, USA
 
Created by: David Roberts
Record added: Apr 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35781192
Ezra Conklin Prime
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Ezra Conklin Prime
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