Susan, thanks for the reply.
I just called Asbury Park Library & they will do a search but unfortunately for me, there's a fee for the search. I've been unemployed for quite a while & only able to pick-up temp/per diem work on a sporadic basis so, as much as I'd like to, I really can't spend the money for the search. (Ave. unemployment rate in my area is still 11% >.< )
I'll hang in there & hope someone local who goes to the Asbury Library or someone with a subscription to Newspaper Archives can find the obits.
I just rechecked the the SSDI & my George is not in there. He was b. 21 Feb 1876 & died 22 Jan 1963.
There was at least one more George up in NY in the next generation of the family so maybe it's the other George's SSDI you spotted.
A descendant from another of the Thomas"es has some notes taken from conversations with George's daughter Lucy & that's where George's place of death being in the Ocean Grove/Sea Girt area came from. I suppose since daughter Lucy lived in Asbury Park, he might have been a tad further north than Sea Girt, maybe with daughter Lucy in Asbury Park when he died.
I'm not sure which tree you found that has Alice May Thomas dying in Asbury Park, NJ. I just checked the 5 public trees I could find & one has her as Private aka still alive, another has death date only - no place, a 3rd has no spouse or children for Minnie Debow - George's wife - therefore doesn't list her daughter Alice May Thomas at all, and the remaining two have her correct date of death and her correct location of death which was Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia.
I have Alice's obit. It was published in the Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, VA so I know the information in the two trees with DOD & place is correct although I see in one tree, the owner has the spouse incorrectly listed so I will contact them about that error.
Can you supply the link to the tree you saw with the Asbury Park place of death for Alice so I can contact the owner & get that corrected?
Ashbury Park, while NOT the place of death for Alice May Thomas, WAS the place of death for her sister Lucy Caroline Thomas. I've modified the original post from the general Ocean Twp to the more specific Asbury Park, Ocean Twp.
Unemployed & still hoping someone local to the Sea Girt - Asbury Park area can find these obits.