From: New York Times. New York, NY, February 20, 1898. p. 7:
Ezra C. Prime.
The funeral of Ezra C. Prime, who died on Thursday at the Long Island Home, in Amityville, will take place to-day in Huntington. Mr Prime was born in New York Dec. 20, 1810, and moved to Huntington in 1814 with his parents. When sixteen years old he was bound out to a thimble-maker, George W. Platt, uncle of United States Senator Thomas C. Platt, in New York.
After leaving the trade he formed a partnership with John Boshore and started in as a boss [boss?: sic] thimble manufacturer. In 1836 his health began to fail through too close application of his business. He decided to return to Huntington, and established a business in Huntington. At the time of his death he was the oldest thimble manufacturer in the United States, the business having been carried on during his absence from home by his sons.
Mr. Prime was an Abolitionist. He was twice married. In 1883, Mr. Prime's health giving out again, he sought a home at the Long Island Home, Amityville. He leaves a large estate, mostly real property.