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Edward Webber CULBERT

Male 1905 - 1975  (70 years)


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  • Name Edward Webber CULBERT  [1
    Born 6 Feb 1905  Cold Spring, Putnam County, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Religion Presbyterian  [4
    Residence Bef. 1975  New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 31 Dec 1975  Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried Aft 31 Dec 1975  Cold Spring Cemetery, Putnam County, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I16376  Culbert | Branch: A Culbert (I22977), b. bef. 1755, IRE, whose 3 sons emigrated to New York City bef. 1819
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2015 

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    Father Frederick Alexander CULBERT,   b. 26 Oct 1872, New Jersey, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1943  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Emma Webber STRATTON,   b. 18 Dec 1875, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1957  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F6951  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Muriel Aimee MOSHER,   b. 21 May 1914,   d. 13 Jan 2002  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 22 Jul 1942  [7
    Children 
     1. J.M.S. CULBERT
    +2. K.E. CULBERT
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Feb 1905 - Cold Spring, Putnam County, New York, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Bef. 1975 - New York, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Dec 1975 - Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County, New York, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 31 Dec 1975 - Cold Spring Cemetery, Putnam County, New York, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Garage, Factory Burn; See $290,000 Loss
      A spectacular fire completely destroyed the Phillipstown Garage and extensively damaged the Standard Plastics Company building on Garrison Road, just off Nelsonville's Main Street, shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday. The fire, which caused damage that will run into the tens of thousands of dollars, was still raging fiercely at midnight. The Philipstown Garage, owned by Edward Culbert, was levelled to the ground except for two gaunt walls which remained standing late last night. It was said unofficially that the garage had conatined some new cars. Mr. Culbert was said by fire officials at the scene to be a sub-dealer in new cars. James Hoffman, Nelsonville Fire Chief, was not immediately able to pinpoint the cause of the fire, although he theorized it started in the back part of the garage, possibly near the grease pit. That part of the building was destroyed first.
      Six Companies at Scene
      The fire, probably the worst in the village's history, was out of control at its discovery and Nelsonville firemen summoned assistance. Responding to the call were Cold Spring, Garrison, Fishkill, Beacon Engine and Peekskill companies. During the early part of the fire, flames were licking 200 feet into the air and more than 1,000 spectators were attracted to the scene. A multitude of flying sparks endangered nearby buildings but no secondary fires had been reported late last night. At lease[sic] 300 firemen were engaged in combatting the blaze. Fire Chief James Sullivan of Beacon, who responded with Assistant Fire Chief Andrew Pomerico and the Beacon Engine apparatus, estimated that at least 100 Beacon Firemen from all three city fire companies were at the scene. Other officials assisting in firefighting direction were Chief John Merante of the Cold Spring Fire Department and Chief Robert Roda of Garrison. The garage was approzimately 150 by 200 feet in dimension, two stories in height. It was of brick and frame construction and, fortunately, one of the brick walls still standing late last night was immediately adjacent to a home, which probably was saved because the brick wall refused to crumble.
      Company Formerly Here
      The plastic company which formerly leased space on Eliza St. in Beacon, was of brick and concrete block construction and its sheel[sic] showed little evidence of damage. However, shortly before midnight firemen were still pouring water into that structure in an attempt to extinguish flames and it is expected its damage will be considerable. Fire also largely destroyed the roof of that building. Firemen drew water from every concievable source and complained of poor pressure. In addition to taking water from the village mains, they also utilized a brook, which they drained, and a private swimming pool on an adjacent street. It was reported that one of the trucks also went to the river for more water. One of the Haldane Central School busses usually is stored in the Philipstown Garage, a member of the school board said at the scene, but fortunately it was in Poughkeepsie for servicing at the time of the fire. Responding to the fire with the Protection Engine Company of Fishkill was a Sloper-Willen ambulance. At least three fire-fighters were members of the clergy. They were identified as Father Roch Mullen, Capuchin Fatehrs, Garrison; Father Alcuin Egan, Graymore; and the Rev. Carlton Lee, Episcopal minister from Garrison.
    • Fire which roared through two buildings almost in the heart of Nelsonville Sunday night caused an estimated $290,000 according to a preliminary investigation concluded by State Policeman Frank Hallock and Edward P. Kelly. Working the night patrol out of Fishkill, the two troopers spent several hours at the scene. According to the State Police the loss to Standard Plastics Company structure, equipment and stock was fixed at $190,000 while the almost totally destroyed Philipstown Garage loss was put at about -100,000. it was reported that at least one new sedan was burned in the fire. Troopers identified the Plastics Company owner as Herbert Wittels, Route 52, Hopewell Junction. The Philipstown Garage was owned by Edward Culbert of Nelsonville, who reportedly left a few days ago for a vacation in Vermont. Mr. Wittels, the State Police explained, sustained a cut on the wrist when he was trying to open a rear door to the factory for the firemen.
      Used by Club
      No definite cause was given for the fire, probably the largest in Nelsonville history. The flames could be seen from some high points as far north as Fishkill. The State Police investigation developed the theory it may have started from sparks from an acetylene torch. Troopers learned that a rear shed attached to the Philipstown Garage had been used by the Road Aces, a club of young "hot rod" owners of the area. Althought no one was in the Aces shed when the fire started, troopers said it was reported some of the young men had been there during the day. Unofficially, it was tools belonging to the Road Aces learned that three cars and a quantity of recently purchased were destroyed.[sic] Troopers said the fire started in the rear of the garage in the vicinity of the hot rodders' work shop. Trooper Hallock said: "It was certainly a hot fire." He said when firemen first arrived at the blaze they were forced to stand off about 100 feet because of the intensity of the heat. The fire had almost advanced to an inferno before being discovered. State Police and spectators at the scene praised the heroic work of the several hundred firemen. One Cold Spring official told The News this morning that "you could feel the heat two blocks away."
      Save Mayor's Home
      Troopers said that the side and front walls of the garage structure, although buckling in some sections, remained intact for the most part. They served as a shield against the flames jumping to other buildings including the home of Nelsonville's mayor, Winslow (Tink) Mekeel. Trooper Hallock said he was told by a fireman that the heat was so terrific that it melted a section of hose. He said the factory building was completely burned out while the garage was ruined. Included in the loss in the factory was -6,000 in poker chips. They had been packed and ready for shipment this morning, the State Police reported. State Police said a nearby resident reported that everything seemed to be in order at the two buildings at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The alarm was turned in about 9:40 p.m.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1313] International Genealogical Index ©, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), Birth of Edward Webber Culbert (1905), Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church. No additional information is available.

    2. [S1313] International Genealogical Index ©, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), Birth of Edward Webber Culbert (1905), Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church. No additional information is available.
      date and location

    3. [S2499] U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Index (CD), (Broderbund Family Archive).
      Edward Culbert

    4. [S836] Darcy, Judy Culbert, Personal (I20747), Dec 2014.

    5. [S1313] International Genealogical Index ©, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), Death of Edward Webber Culbert (1975), Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church. No additional information is available.
      date & location

    6. [S2499] U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Index (CD), (Broderbund Family Archive).
      Edward Culbert

      Death benefit sent to Waco, Texas 76710

    7. [S836] Darcy, Judy Culbert, Personal (I20747), Mar 2013.