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The Kid of Coney IslandFred Thompson and the Rise of American Amusements$
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Woody Register

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195167320

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167320.001.0001

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The Kid of Coney Island
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Woody Register

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167320.003.0007

Fred Thompson died early on 6 June 1919 at St. Vincent's Hospital, New York, following an operation for a range of physical disorders involving gallstones, appendicitis, and hernia. He was buried next to his mother on the periphery of Woodlawn Cemetery, the scenic resting place in the Bronx for many of the City's most powerful financiers, industrialists, speculators, retailers, and stage personalities. Thompson had not mounted a major project in four years; his estate, after paying for his funeral, was valued at seven hundred dollars. So hard up was Thompson at the time of his death that a headstone was not placed on his grave until 1922, by which time his friends and former associates had collected enough money to commission a modest monument.

Keywords:   Fred Thompson, capitalists, death, New York, estate

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