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New Jersey Obituaries - 1886 - Will E. Powles


One of the saddest cases of death THE REGISTER has ever been called upon to chronicle is that of Will E. Powles, who died at his home on Washington street last Thursday night, after an illness of one week. The cause of death was hasty consumption. Mr. Powles first came to Red Bank about four months ago. Precisely seven weeks previous to his death he married Miss Grace E. Vantassel, of North Tarrytown, NY, and three weeks ago the couple began housekeeping in Red Bank. Mr. Powles had always enjoyed unusually good health, never having been sick since his ninth year. On Thursday, October 28th, he was taken sick, and what was first supposed to be but a slight indisposition developed into hasty consumption. Hemorrhage of the lungs followed, and he died last Thursday evening. The remains were taken to North Tarrytown on Saturday, and the funeral was held on Sunday, at the residence of his wife's father. Mr. Powles was in his 24th year. During the short time he was in Red Bank he made many warm friends. His gentleness of manner, his unfailing cheeriness, and his unaffected manliness attracted with whom he came in contact. Although his acquaintance in Red Bank was so short, those who knew him best feel as though in his death they had lost they had lost a near and dear relative. His death was a terrible blow to his young wife, who has returned to her relatives at North Tarrytown.

Source: Red Bank Register November 3, 1886

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