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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   April 10,   1895


George C. Taylor.

George C. Taylor died last Wednesday at his home at Leonardville after a sickness of several weeks from cancer of the stomach. He was 89 years old. He leaves a widow and one sister, the latter being Mrs. Wm. Hitchcock of Red Bank.

Mr. Taylor lived on the old Taylor homestead near Garrett's Hill in his youth, since owned by William T. Sherman and Peter S. Conover. The old house was burned a few years ago. It was said to have been built over a century ago and to have been a headquarters of Gen. Washington in the Revolution.

Mr. Taylor began business for himself on the Winter farm near Chapel Hill, which he sold about 28 years ago for $14,000, and afterwards bought the property on the Leonardville road where he had since lived until his death.

George W. Clayton.

George W. Clayton died at the house of his sister, Mrs. Richard Amberman, on Chestnut street, on Monday morning, aged 59 years. He was a deputy keeper in the state prison at Trenton. He came to Red Bank on Monday of last week on a visit and a short time after was stricken with paralysis. His wife and three grown children survive him. The funeral will take place from his daughter's house to-morrow afternoon at half-past one o'clock. The burial will be in Fair View.

Charles Franklin Patterson.

Charles Franklin Patterson, oldest son of the late Garrett M. Patterson, died yesterday at his home in Jersey City Heights. He was formerly secretary of a Jersey City insurance company, and latterly was head of a big insurance firm. He was a brother-in-law of Hon. George B. Snyder of Fair Haven. The funeral will be held in Jersey City and the interment will take place at Fair View on Friday on the arrival of the 9:00 Pennsylvania train from New York.

Mrs. Jane Brower.

Mrs. Jane Brower, wife of Henry Brower of North Long Branch, died last Friday afternoon of peritonitis, with which she was sick about a week. She was 56 years old, and besides her husband leaves two children, Harry M. Brower and Mrs. George L. Gibbs. The funeral services were held Monday at two o'clock at the house and a half-hour later at the First Methodist church, Rev. Pennington Corson officiating.

William McDonald.

William McDonald died at Eatontown on Friday night of pneumonia, aged 74 years. He was engaged for many years in the market gardening and vegetable business. He served all through the war in the Confederate army. The funeral services were held on Monday at the Presbyterian church at Shrewsbury. Three grown children survive him.

M. V. Caffrey.

M. V. Caffrey, a wealthy New York business man living at Freehold, died on Monday night. He was in Justice White's office at Freehold and complained of not feeling well. He went to Dr. D. M. Forman's office and while there he died. Death was due to heart disease. He was about sixty years old and left a wife, a grown-up daughter and two boys.

Joseph Sherman.

Joseph Sherman died at Asbury Park last Wednesday aged 59 years. He had been an invalid for some time, having moved to Asbury Park from Spring Lake about four years ago, in the hope that the change would benefit his health. A wife and three grown-up children survive him.

Matthew Rue

Matthew Rue, father of Mrs. William Applegate of Red Bank, died at Trenton on Monday morning. He was 84 years old. He was a very liberal man and made large contributions to various benevolent and educational institutions. He leaves a widow and seven children.

Sidney Thompson.

Sidney Thompson died at West Freehold on Saturday, March 30th, of a complication of diseases. He had owned the farm on which he died about fifty years. He was 86 years old. For ten years he was justice of the peace. A wife and two children survive him.

Edward Bodee.

Edward Bodee died at Freehold last Wednesday, aged 49 years. His death was due to consumption. He was a barber, but was also a breeder of fine Jersey cattle, for which he received many prizes at the county fairs. A widow and eight children survive him.

Mrs. J. H. Batten.

Mrs. J. Hoffman Batten, wife of Rev. J. H. Batten, died at West Ocean Grove last Wednesday, aged 26 years. She was suddenly taken with blood poisoning on Monday of last week, from which she died. Her husband and three small children survive her.

John L. Tobey.

John L. Tobey died at Keyport on Monday of last week, aged 78 years. He had lived in Keyport 27 years. He was sick for some time with dropsy. He celebrated the 57th anniversary of his marriage last February. His wife survives him.

George Force.

George Force, son of the late Capt. W. L. Force, died at the home of his sister in Brooklyn on Monday of last week. He was a graduate of the Keyport public school. Death was caused by consumption. He was 23 years old.

Elizabeth Ward.

Elizabeth Ward, wife of the gardener on the Loeb place on the Rumson road, died at that place on Monday morning, aged 36 years. The funeral was held today at one o'clock, the burial being in Fair View.

Rebecca H. Davis.

Rebecca H. Davis, wife of George Davis of Long Branch city, died on Sunday of last week of cancer of the stomach. She was 37 years old. A husband and one child survive her.

Valentine Simpkins.

Valentine, the son of Alfred and Mary Simpkins, died on Tuesday of last week at the home of his parents on Beach street. He was one year and four months old.

William Robertson.

William Robertson, an old resident of Navesink, died last Thursday after a long sickness. He leaves a wife and two children. He was 73 years old.

Mary A. Schenck.

Mrs. Mary A. Schenck, wife of W. H. Schenck, died at Leonardville last Wednesday, aged 57 years. The cause of death was paralysis.

Eseck Howland.

Eseck Howland died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lewis Kirby, at Long Branch on Tuesday of last week, aged 72 years. He was a veteran of the late war and did service in the Fourteenth regiment of New Jersey. Three daughters and one son survive him.

J. Wesley Rogers died near Englishtown on Monday of last week, aged 45 years. Death was due to pneumonia. He was a mason by trade and also farmed the place he owned. He was twice married, his first wife being a Miss Riggs of Jamesburg. His second wife and two children survive him.

Mrs. Sarah Probasco died at the home of her son, Christopher Probasco, at Englishtown on Sunday of last week, aged 83 years. The cause of death was paralysis. She was the widow of the late Jacob Probasco.

Capt. John Stiles died at Keyport on Monday of last week, aged 53 years. He was captain of the schooner Napolean Boughton. His wife and three children survive him.

Michael E. Patterson died at Long Branch on Thursday, aged 73 years. He was born at Turkey and was a farmer. A widow and two children survive him.

Mrs. Daniel Webster died at Long Branch on Saturday, March 30th, aged 61 years. A husband and five children survive her.

Mary Conklin died at Wayside on Friday, March 29th, aged 65 years. She had one brother, James Conklin of Long Branch.


  • BODEE - At Freehold, on Wednesday, April 3d, Edward Bodee, aged 49 years.

  • BATTEN - At West Grove, on Wednesday April 3d, Mrs. J. H. Batten, aged 26 years.

  • BROWER - At West Long Branch, on Friday, April 5th, Mrs. Jane Brower, aged 56 years.

  • CONKLIN - At Wayside, on Friday, March 29th, Mary Conklin, aged 65 years.

  • CLAYTON - At Red Bank, on Monday, April 8th, George W. Clayton, aged 59 years.

  • DAVIS - At Long Branch City, on Sunday, March 31st, Rebecca H., wife of George Davis, aged 37 years.

  • FORCE - At Brooklyn, on Monday, April 1st, George Force, formerly of Keyport, aged 22 years.

  • FORMAN - At Philadelphia, on Sunday, March 31st, William D. Forman, formerly of Freehold, aged 80 years.

  • HIGGINS - At Marlboro, on Sunday, March 31st, Martin Higgins, aged 42 years.

  • HOWLAND - At Long Branch, on Tuesday, April 2d, Eseck Howland, aged 72 years.

  • MCDONALD - At Eatontown, on Friday, April 5th, William McDonald, aged 74 years.

  • PROBASCO - At Englishtown, on Sunday, March 31st, Mrs. Sarah Probasco, aged 83 years.

  • PATTERSON - At Long Branch, on Thursday, April 4th, Michael E. Patterson, aged 73 years.

  • ROGERS - Near Englishtown, on Monday, April 1st, J. Wesley Rogers, aged 45 years.

  • ROBERTSON - At Navesink, on Thursday, April 4th, William Robertson, aged 73 years.

  • RICHARDSON - At Eatontown, on Wednesday, April 3d, Robert Richardson, aged 73 years.

  • STILES - At Keyport, on Monday, April 1st, Capt. John Stiles, aged 53 years.

  • SHERMAN - At Asbury Park, on Wednesday, April 3d, Joseph Sherman, aged 59 years.

  • SCHENCK - At Leonardville, on Wednesday, April 3d, Mary A., wife of W. H. Schenck.

  • TOBEY - At Keyport, on Monday, April 1st, John L. Tobey, aged 78 years.

  • TAYLOR - At Leonardville, on Wednesday, April 3d, George C. Taylor, aged 89 years.

  • THOMPSON - At West Freehold, on Saturday, March 30th, Sidney Thompson, aged 86 years.

  • WARD - At Rumson, on Monday, April 8th, Mrs. Elizabeth Ward, aged 36 years.

  • WEBSTER - At Long Branch, on Saturday, March 30th, Mrs. Daniel Webster, aged 61 years.

    Wills and Estates:

    The Corlies Will Case Decided.

    The contest over the will of the late John Corlies of Long Branch, which has been in the Monmouth county courts for some time, was finished last Wednesday and the will was sustained. Corlies, who was an old man, made a will October 4th, 1894, in which his property was left to two children, Charles Corlies and Maria Runyon, his six other children being left out. He died three weeks later and the six children who were left out opposed the will, alleging undue influence on the part of the two favored children and mental incapacity on the part of the testator.

    Source: Red Bank Register, April 10, 1895

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