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Obits - NJ - Monmouth - 1887 - Samuel Rodgers
Samuel Rodgers died at his residence on Mechanic street at nine o'clock on
Sunday night from a paralytic stroke received three weeks ago. The funeral was
held at the house at eleven o'clock this morning, and a service was held in the
Methodist church at Manasquan at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon, the interment being
made at that place. Mr. Rodgers was in his 91st year, having been born at Wreck pond,
now known as Spring Lake, in 1796. When he was 19 years of age he was married to Miss
Elizabeth Soden, and they lived a happy wedded life for sixty years, the wife dying
eleven years ago. He was a farmer by avocation. Thirty-two years ago he sold the homestead
farm in Wall township and bought a small place at Little Silver, where he lived until 1866,
when he came to Red Bank and purchased the Joseph Salter house at the corner of Mount and
Mechanic streets, where he resided at the time of his death. No children were born to him
and he adopted his grand niece, now Mrs. William Palmer, who kept house for him after his
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Mr. Rodgers was a frugal, honest man, kind-hearted, and popular with his neighbors.
He leaves an estate estimated to be worth $20,000.
Source: Red Bank Register April 20, 1887
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- New Jersey Census, 1772-1890 - Ancestry.com
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