Richard M. Pancoast

Richard M Pancoast's Tombstone at Friends Cemetery in Mullica Hill, NJ.

Richard Montgomery Pancoast Sr., born in 1846 in New Jersey, was the brother of the well-known Camden lawyer, David Pancoast. According to the 1880 Census, he shared a residence with David at 503 Cooper Street in Camden.

On November 15, 1882, Richard M. Pancoast tied the knot with Laura Tomb Stockham, the daughter of Charles F. Stockham. The couple initially lived at 503 Cooper Street, and by 1887, they had relocated to 205 Cooper Street. During this period, city directories identified Richard Pancoast as a commission merchant in Philadelphia. The Pancoast family expanded with the birth of at least five children: Charles, Richard, Laura, Mary, and James.

Richard Pancoast, seemingly inclined towards crafting toys for his children, secured a patent on April 11, 1901, for the combination yo-yo (bandalore) and top — Design Patent Number 34558. The yoyo-top, made from wood and featuring a unique shape, was the subject of a “Design” patent, suggesting that while yoyo-tops were known, the distinctive shape was considered novel. Among his other patents, one notably covered the green corn scraper.

In later years, Richard Pancoast relocated to the Germantown section of Philadelphia. His eldest son, Charles, pursued a career in medicine, while Richard Jr. became a lawyer. Richard Pancoast passed away in 1917, leaving behind his wife and children. He found his final resting place at Friends Cemetery in Mullica Hill, NJ.


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    Richard Montgomery Pancoast Sr., born in 1846 in New Jersey, was the brother of the well-known Camden lawyer, David Pancoast. According to the 1880 Census, he shared a residence with David at 503 Cooper Street in Camden. On November 15, 1882, Richard M. Pancoast tied the knot with Laura Tomb Stockham, the daughter of Charles…

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