- [S373] Newey-Murdock Tree: Murdock Descendents of Rev. Simmun Newey.
- [S236] Cemetery: Oaklawn.
- [S6] SS Death Index, SS# 121-46-7031.
- [S104] 1910 Census, Census Place: Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York; Roll: T624_1081; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 1353; Image: 1056; FHL Number: 1375094..
- [S903] 1920 Census, Census Place: Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York; Roll: T625_1268; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 85; Image: 636..
- [S129] 1930 Census, Census Place: Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York; Roll: 1650; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 39; Image: 419.0..
- [S127] Advance, Long Island, 15 Dec 1939, p. 1.
Bumstead Gets Hot Foot From Cold, Cold, Cash
Law Finds the Missing Dough in Thief's Shoe After 2nd "Blackout"
Harvey Bumstead, who has had several tiffs with Patchogue authorities in recent years, reached into a woman's pocketbook early on Monday morning and discovered a short-cut to the county jail, where this very moment he is quietly observing a six months' vacation.
Temptation followed Harvey into the Winona Hotel on Bay avenue, Patchogue, late Sunday night. He entered the place with Mrs. Velzora Rockwell and two other friends, one a man. About 11 o'clock, while the guests were enjoying the dance music, the lights flickered out for a few seconds, the storm having caused a temporary shutdown of the electric power plant at Patchogue.
A short while later the lights went out a seconbd time, and Mrs. Rockwell, who had been dancing with a friend from her table, returned in the darkness. Three minutes later the lights went on, whereupon she reached into her pocketbook to find that $91 in bills had disappeared.
Search is conducted
Naturally, Mrs. Rockwell was upset, and when the management was notified, Patrolmen Otto Bauner and Bryant Norton were summoned, and when they arrived, everyone in the dine and dance spot was a-dither. Someone suggested that the police search all patrons in the place, and Harvey agreed that it was a good idea. In fact, he lined up as the first to undergo the search.
As Officer Brauner was exploring Bumstead's clothing, the corpulent Officer Norton urged that Brauner take a peek at Harvey's shoes, which managed to be stuffed with more that feet—and sure enough, the $91 in bills were nestling inside one of Bumstead's brogans.
The embarrassed Harvey was arraigned later in the day before Police Justice August D. Schoenfeld, Jr., he pleaded guilty to a petty larceny charge, and was promptly sentenced to six months in the county hoosegow.
Bumstead, who at one time operated a cleaning and dying establishment at Patchogue, has been in difficulties before, although never this deep. He was taken into custody as a suspect in a Bellport burglary some time ago and in connection with a robbery committed in an East Main street tavern. Each time, however, he won his release.
- [S909] New Haven Register, 3 July 1963.
Services Set Wednesday for Harry E. Murdock
WEST HAVEN—Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 PM for Harry E. Murdock of 156 Court Str, a building contractor, who died Sunday in Orient Point, L.I. He was 71.
The service will be held in the Seth N. Taylor Fundral Home, 365 Main St, with the Rev. King Boutwell officiating. Burial will be in Orange Center Cemetery, Orange.
Mr. Murdock was born Dec 14, 1891 in Brookhaven, L.I. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elsa Andrews Murdock, three sons, Elwyn A. Murdock of Hamden, Shepard F. Murdock of North Branford, and Harry W. Murdock of West Haven; a brother William Downing Murdock, and a sister, Mrs. Velzora Barry, both of Brookhaven.
- [S53] Personal Knowledge: John Deitz, She was a next door neighbor..
- [S326] Descendants Chart: William Murdock.
- [S127] Advance, Long Island, 7 Sep 1944. p. 1.
- [S127] Advance, Long Island, 9 Jan 1969, p. 10.
In the Congregational Church of Patchogue, the Rev. Henry G. Wyman, at 2 p.m., December 1, united Miss Susan E. Lowe, daughter of Mrs. Virginia T. Lowe of Brookhaven and George Lowe, in marriage with John Barry, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Barry of Brookhaven.
The bride, wearing an A-line white woolen street-length gown was given in marriage by her uncle, C. Overton Tremper of Bellport. Her headpiece was a white bow, holding in place her short bouffant veil. White roses nested in baby's breath, were the flowers in her bouquet.
Mrs. Doris Quappe of Brookhaven, the bride's sister, was her matron-of-honor. Ronald Kinsella, also of Brookhaven, was best man for Mr. Barry.
Immediately after the ceremony a reception was held for about 50 relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Barry are both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton. They are making their home in South Haven.