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Capt Absolom P. Cropper

Capt Absolom P. Cropper

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Death 27 Oct 1903 (aged 87)
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 113104983 · View Source
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CROPPER.--In this city, on October 27, 1903, Captain A. P. Cropper, aged 87 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at his late residence, No. 101 West Sixth street, on Friday afternoon, October 30, at 2 o'clock. Interment private.
(The Morning News, Wilmington, DE, 28 Oct 1903 (Wednesday), Page 2)


Captain A. P. Cropper, one of the oldest citizens of Wilmington, died at 6 o'clock last evening at his residence, No. 101 West Sixth street. He had been an invalid for the last four years, but was able to be up and about the house as recently as last Saturday when he suffered a slight stroke of paralysis. He gradually became worse, and when he breathed his last his death was not a surprise. Deceased came to this city soon after the war, having been a captain of a hospital boat during the civil war, and it was always his boast that we once carried such men as Abraham Lincoln, Generals McClellan, Grant and others, who figured prominently in the war of '61. He served on the police force of this city under Mayors Simms and Whitely, and was given a good record by both. In later years he acted as a private watchman, and the last place he worked in that capacity was at the Rogers Press.

Mrs. Minnie Pelham of this city, is a daughter of the deceased, and Mrs. S. K. Jones, Jr., is a grand-daughter. They being his only survivors.

(The Morning News, Wilmington, DE, 28 Oct 1903 (Wednesday), Page 2)


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  • Created by: Tedd Cocker
  • Added: 30 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 113104983
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Absolom P. Cropper (2 Jul 1816–27 Oct 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 113104983, citing Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Tedd Cocker (contributor 47025283) .