Capt. John H. Ozmon Dead
Submitted by Donna Sneeringer

Capt. John H. Ozmon died at his residence, at Centreville Landing, yesterday (Thursday) afternoon at 3 o’clock, after a lingering illness of about one year of Bright’s disease. His last attack, since which time he had been unconscious, was Friday, August 1st.

Capt. Ozmon was 74 years of age last June, and was the only son of the late Samuel C. Ozmon and Mary Ann Willoughby Ozmon, and was born at Denton, Caroline county, June 1st, 1828. He had two sisters who died in childhood. Samuel C. Ozmon, Capt. Ozmon’s father, began his earthly career in Talbot county in 1807, and all during his life he followed the water. Capt. John H. Ozmon when only a small boy went to sea with his father, being employed as assistant cook. He paid strict attention to his duties, never idling a moment and at the age of twenty years his services were recognized by being made mastr of the schooner Kent. For forty years he continued to follow the water, sailing principally upon the Chesapeake bay and its tributaries. In 1858 he located permanently in the town at Centreville. He has built up a small town at Centreville Landing, which is sometimes called Ozmontown.

He owns some twenty or thirty houses in that settlement and was a father to all his tenants and neighbors. In 1856 Capt. Ozmon married a Miss Isabella Whiting, a native of Caracas, South America. They became parents of two children, who are now living, Florence Virginia, now the wife of Capt. Medford M. Larrimore, and Joseph W. Ozmon, who has managed his father’s business for several years. The captain’s wife died nearly twenty years ago. Capt. Ozmon was a member of the Roman Catholic Church and a capable, affable gentleman, loved and honored by all who knew and came in contact with him. His integrity has always been above question and his honor above reproach. He was one of the best citizens of Queen Anne's’county and will be sadly missed by his many friends.

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