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Geraldine Morgan Thompson (1872-1967)

Women’s Heritage Trail

 

—Thompson Park, Brookdale Farm —

 
Geraldine Morgan Thompson (1872-1967) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 5, 2016
1. Geraldine Morgan Thompson (1872-1967) Marker
Inscription. Geraldine Morgan Thompson, “First Lady of New Jersey” moved to Brookdale Farm upon her marriage in 1896 and lived here until her death in 1967 During her lifetime she served as New Jersey’s first woman state delegate to the Republican National Convention and was also the first woman to be appointed to a state board in New Jersey, serving eight consecutive terms on the Board of Control of the State Department of Institutions and Agencies. Using her legendary networking skills, she worked to reform the early primitive health and welfare programs within the state and county including the establishment of a county tuberculosis hospital and the founding of the Monmouth County Organization of Social Services, now the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey.

“Her principal goal in life was to help the lot of the unfortunate through charitable things.”
New Jersey Senator Alfred N. Beadleston (b. 1912-d. 2000)

For more information about Geraldine Thompson and Brookdale Farm please visit the permanent exhibit inside the Thompson Park Visitor Center.

(Inscription below the image on the lower left)
Geraldine Thompson on the porch of the Thompson mansion in the 1930s.

(Inscription in the boxes on the right)
Top box-Thompson Park, the former Brookdale Farm, is on the New Jersey

Geraldine Morgan Thompson (1872-1967) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 5, 2016
2. Geraldine Morgan Thompson (1872-1967) Marker
The Thompson Park Visitor Center is in the background.
Women’s Heritage Trail because of the pioneering role of Geraldine Thopmson in New Jersey politics and social reform.
Bottom box-The New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail highlight’s a collection of historic sites located around the state that represent the significant contributions women made to the history of our state. The Heritage Trail brings to life the vital role of women in New Jersey’s past and present.
 
Erected by New Jersey Historic Trust and Historic Preservation Office.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail marker series.
 
Location. 40° 19.912′ N, 74° 8.39′ W. Marker is in Lincroft, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Newman Springs Road. Touch for map. The marker is near the parking lot where the path leads to the Visitor Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft NJ 07738, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North American Phalanx (approx. 1.2 miles away); Karl Jansky Radio Astronomy Monument (approx. 2.6 miles away); Radio Astronomy (approx. 3 miles away); Capt. Joshua Huddy
Lewis S and Geraldine L. Thompson Park-Dedication plaque image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 5, 2016
3. Lewis S and Geraldine L. Thompson Park-Dedication plaque
To the Citizens of Monmouth County September 9, 1968. This park was established through the generosity of Mrs. Geraldine L. Thompson.
(approx. 3 miles away); Colts Neck War Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); Pvt. Michael Field (approx. 3 miles away); Captain Joshua Huddy's Homestead (approx. 3.6 miles away); Colts Neck Inn (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkNotable Persons
 
Lewis S and Geraldine L. Thompson Park-Dedication plaque image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 5, 2016
4. Lewis S and Geraldine L. Thompson Park-Dedication plaque
The Women's Heritage Trail marker is in the background
Sign at the entrance to Thompson Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 5, 2016
5. Sign at the entrance to Thompson Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 10, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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