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Thomas Hulett Bennett died at his residence on Spring street about seven o'clock on Thursday night of pneumonia. His death was sudden and totally unexpected. The day before he had been down town, and in the afternoon he had killed a steer for a customer. A few minutes before his death he complained of a feeling of suffocation and walked across the room to an arm chair near a window. His wife wrapped a blanket around him, when he threw out one arm and his eyes commenced to roll. His wife asked him if he was too warm, when he fell back in the chair and expired. At the moment of death Andrew Brower came in on a neighborly errand, and Mrs. Bennet asked him to go for help. Mr. Bennett was 61 years of age, and was born and had always lived in this vicinity. He married Miss Isabel McCool in 1852, and three children were born to them - John T., now dead; James a farmer of Shrewsbury; and Mary E., the wife of Thomas F. Eustace, of this place. Mr. Bennett was in comfortable circumstances, and followed farming, and the killing of cattle for a livelihood. the funeral took place from Methodist church at Little Silver on Sunday, the Rev. W. E. Greenbank preaching a feeling and an appropriate discourse. The interment was made in Evergreen cemetery at that place.
Source: Red Bank Register February 2, 1887