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Daniel B Applegate
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Birth: 1822
Death: Jun. 2, 1909
East Orange
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

Died
New Jersey
APPLEGATE - Daniel B., East Orange, June 2, aged 87. Funeral to-day, 4 P.M.
~ The New York Times, 3 Jun 1909
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Oldest Ex-Policeman Dead.
Applegate Joined the Brooklyn Force Before the Civil War.
Daniel B. Applegate, called by his familiars "Toothpick Dan," the oldest ex-policeman and the last of the "Leatherheads," as the Brooklyn police were known before the metropolitan force was organized, died in East Orange, N. J., on Wednesday, at the age of 87. For many years he was one of the best-known figures around the Brooklyn Borough Hall. He became a policeman in Brooklyn before the civil war, and was the first Brooklyn man appointed to the Metropolitan force. After twenty-six years of service he retired from the force and became a special policeman at the old Park Theatre in Fulton Street, where he came to be looked upon as a landmark.
~ The New York Times, 4 Jun 1909
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1850 (Jul 18) Census, Brooklyn, Kings, NY:
Daniel B. Applegate, 27, butcher, b NY.
Caroline, 24, b NY.
Josephine, 5, b NY.
Sarah Mullen, 20, b Ireland.
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1863 Brooklyn NY Directory, pg. 8:
Applegate Daniel B. policeman, h. 75 Carll.
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1877 Brooklyn NY Directory, pg. 16:
Applegate Daniel B. police, h 85 Fleet pl.
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1880 (Jun 2) Census, Brooklyn, Kings, NY:
Daniel B. Applegate, 55, wd, policeman, b NY.
Address: 85 Fleet Place
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1882 Brooklyn NY Directory, pg. 19:
Applegate Daniel B. police, h 85 Fleet pl.
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1889 Brooklyn NY Directory:
Applegate Daniel B., h 85 Fleet pl.
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1892 (Feb 16) Census, Brooklyn, Kings, NY:
Daniel B. Applegate, 69, b US, policeman. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Lewis Applegate (____ - 1859)
 
 Sibling:
  George S Applegate (____ - 1888)*
  Daniel B Applegate (1822 - 1909)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Linda Applegate Brown
Record added: Sep 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29935548
 

Rest in peace.
- Linda Applegate Brown
 Added: Sep. 20, 2008
 
 
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