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Last Saturday, Mrs. Mary Lovering Wild, of Locust Point, widow of Horatio N. Wild and mother of George H. Wild, of Red Bank, died from an attack of paralysis. About two years ago Mrs. Wild was afflicted with cancer of the stomach. In December 1885, she went to New York to the residence of her daughter, where she expected to undergo a surgical operation for the removal of the cancer. After her arrival Dr. A. C. Post, the family physician, suddenly died, and Mrs. Wild decided not to have the operation performed. In the Spring of 1886, she returned to her home at Locust Point. She was patient in her sufferings, and did not realize that death was so near until last Friday, when she was stricken with paralysis. The paralytic stroke deprived her of speech, sight and hearing, and she died on the following morning at twenty minutes past five. Her sufferings during her long illness were alleviated by the constant care and watchfulness of those nearest and dearest to her. She was an Episcopalian and was a member of Rev. Wm. A. Morgan's church, of New York. She leaves two children, George H. Wild, of Red Bank, and Mrs. Mary L. Bardon, of New York. The funeral took place yesterday at All Saints church at Navesink and the remains were buried in the family plot in the church cemetery. Horation N. Wild purchased the property at Locust Point in 1854 from Wm. Burdge, son of "Uncle Benny" Burdge. He occupied it as a summer residence for a number of years, and when he retired from active business he made it his permanent home. mrs. Wild had occupied the Locust Point property as a residence since her husband's death.
Source: Red Bank Register February 23, 1887