34th Reunion, August 24, 1946

Memorial Service for founder of the association, George M. Pidcock.

The following year, at the thirtieth reunion of the Pidcock Family, held August 24, 1946, an impressive Memorial Service for our late Honorary President and founder of the association, George M. Pidcock, was conducted by the President Edwin Moore of Trenton. He offered a prayer, and a beautiful poem was read by Helen Pidcock Bradshaw.

Edwin Moore sketched the life of George M. Pidcock who was born August 30, l862, on a farm near Lambertville, New Jersey. He was the son of Peter Studdiford and Catherine Hunt Pidcock. George was the youngest son of a youngest son. He died at Bloomsbury, New Jersey, on the seventeenth of April l946 and was buried at Bloomsbury on April 20, l946, which was the day before Easter. He had been a funeral director for sixty one years and had served as Mayor of Bloomsbury for two terms. Under his leadership as mayor, improvements were made on the roads.

At the time of his death, he was serving as Vice president of the Citizens National Bank of Bloomsbury. George M. was a member and had served as a trustee of the Bloomsbury Presbyterian Church. He had served four times as Master of Bethlehem Lodge l40, also Past District Deputy of the Fourteenth Masonic District and was the oldest past master at the time of his death. He also was a member of the New Jersey Consistory. George M. was also a member of Kiowa Order of Red Men and an honorary Life Member of the Bloomsbury Hose Company. He held the office of President of the Cemetery Association. As president and founder of the Pidcock Family Association, he was instrumental in placing four bronze markers where Pidcocks lived and were buried. The first marker was placed where John Pidcock established a trading post with the Indians; the second on a portion of the house built by John Pidcock, the third on the graves of Jonathan Pidcock and his wife Ankey and where other Pidcocks are buried, and the fourth on the grave of Charles Pidcock, Revolutionary War soldier who was buried in the cemetery adjacent to the Lambertville Presbyterian Church.

Comments are closed.