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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   April 3,   1895

Strangled to Death.

An inquest was held at Manasquan on the body of Felix V. Soudoup, who was found dead in the Allenwood woods. The jury found that he was strangled to death by some unknown persons. The evidence showed that he was last seen with Jacob Gassen and that he had $23 just before his death. He had spent, according to the witnesses called, only 35 cents, and only one cent was found on his person when his body was discovered. Drs. J. B. Wainright and A. S. Higgins made the autopsy and testified that death was due to asphyxia.


Walter M. Asay.

Walter M. Asay of Long Branch died in the Trenton insane asylum on Monday of last week aged 45 years. He was taken to the asylum about three weeks ago and his confinement did not improve his health. He refused to eat while there and had to be forced to drink milk and stimulants. He talked continually, even in his sleep. Mr. Asay was married twice and leaves three children. For over 25 years he was a lineman for the Western Union Telegraph company for the New York and Long Branch and Central railroads. He was superintendent of the Long Branch fire alarm system. Mr. Asay was a member of a lodge of Odd Fellows in Pennsylvania and of Long Branch lodge, and belonged to the Uniformed Rank of the Knights of Pythias.

Mrs. Sarah Nowlan.

Mrs. Sarah Nowlan, a former resident of Leedsville, died at Red Bank at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William H. Wood, of Front street, yesterday morning. Death was due to paralysis, Mrs. Nowlan having received a third stroke last Saturday morning. She was 85 years old and leaves three children, Mrs. William H. Wood and Mrs. John Whitmore of Red Bank and William A. Nowlan of Lakewood. The funeral will be held at Mrs. Woods's to-morrow afternoon at half-past one o'clock and at the Presbyterian church at two o'clock. The burial will be at Fair View.

Mrs. John Roberts.

Mrs. Savina Roberts, widow of John Roberts of Lincroft, died at that place last Friday after a very short sickness of pleuro-pneumonia. Mrs. Roberts was a native of Utica, New York. Her husband bought the Denise Smock farm at Lincroft adjoining the Withers place about a dozen years ago. She leaves two children, John Henry and Emma, both of whom are grown up, but neither of whom is married. She also leaves two brothers and a sister in Utica.

Frank N. Kaiser.

Frank Nelson Kaiser died at the home of his father, John Kaiser, on Stout street, Red Bank, last Wednesday night. The boy was first taken sick with rheumatism and rheumatic fever. He was recovering from these diseases when his heart became affected, and his death ensued. Mr. Kaiser's wife died three or four years ago, leaving him with two small boys, who were twins. The funeral was held on Saturday and the interment was at Fair View.

Miss Mary Monroe.

Miss Mary Monroe of Keyport died suddenly at the residence of G. D. Macy last Thursday afternoon. She had been ailing for some time, but felt better on Thursday and got out of bed to dress. A short time afterward she was found dead on the floor where she had fallen.

Ethel Bray.

Ethel, daughter of Mrs. Margaret S. and the late William Bray, died at her home on Branch avenue last Friday night. She was eight years old and died from brain consumption. The funeral was held yesterday, the burial being at Fair View.

John J. Miller.

John J. Miller, one of the oldest residents of Seaside, died at that place last Thursday. He had been out in his boat clamming on Wednesday and had hardly got ashore when he was stricken with paralysis. He was seventy years old.

Mrs. Lucinda Winterton.

Mrs. Lucinda Winterton, wife of Dewitt Winterton, died at Lakewood on Sunday of last week. She was sick for nearly a year past with consumption. She was a daughter of Peter Sage of Keyport and was 38 years old.

Mrs. J. Stewart.

Mrs. J. Stewart died of lockjaw at Atlantic Highlands on Monday, aged about 35 years. A husband and four children survive her.


  • ASAY - At Trenton, on Monday, March 25th, Walter M. Asay of Long Branch, aged 48 years.

  • BRINLEY - At Oceanport, On Monday, March 25th, William Brinley, aged 85 years.

  • BRAY - At Red Bank, on Friday, March 29th, Ethel, daughter of Mrs. Margaret S. Bray, aged 8 years.

  • BOSTON - At Asbury Park, on Wednesday, March 27th, Mrs. Mary Boston.

  • CONOVER - At Elberon, on Monday, March 25th, the infant twins of Joseph Conover.

  • CHAMBERLIN - At Ocean Grove, on Thursday, March 28th, Walter E. Chamberlin, aged 21 years.

  • FITZSIMMONS - At Asbury Park, on Monday, March 25th, William Fitzsimmons, aged 58 years.

  • MAGEE - At Long Branch, on Monday, March 25th, infant son of Elmer Magee, aged 11 months.

  • MILLER - At Seaside, on Thursday, March 28th, John J. Miller, aged 70 years.

  • MONROE - At Keyport on Thursday, March 28th, Miss Mary Monroe.

  • REED - At Long Branch, on Tuesday, March 26th, Ida E. Reed, aged 13 years.

  • SUTPHIN - At Long Branch, on Thursday, March 28th, William H. Sutphin, aged 78 years.

  • STEWART - At Atlantic Highlands, on Monday, April 1st, Mrs. J. Stewart, aged about 35 years.

  • VANPELT - At Englishtown, on Saturday, March 23d, Charles Henry VanPelt, aged 19 years, 2 months and 27 days.

  • VANHISE - At Englishtown, on Monday, March 25th, Edward L. VanHise.

  • WINTERTON - At Lakewood, on Sunday, March 24th, Lucinda, wife of DeWitt Winterton, formerly of Keyport, aged 38 years.

    Source: Red Bank Register, April 3, 1895

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