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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   April 24,   1895

The Funeral of Garrett Dangler.

The funeral of Garrett Dangler, who was found drowned in a windmill tank at Seabright, was held at the Methodist church at Seabright on Thursday afternoon. The funeral was in charge of Ashland council of American Mechanics, of which Mr. Dangler was a member. He also was a member of the Red Men and Knights of Pythias. There were a large number of floral offerings and the funeral was largely attended. The procession was half a mile long and many were unable to get into the church. Ashland council will pay Mr. Dangler's widow $503, her husband being $3 ahead in his dues. The Red Men will pay Mrs. Dangler $75 and the Knights of Pythias $20, making the total amount of death benefits $598. Two sons of Mr. Dangler will join Ashland council next Monday night.

John H. Polhemus Killed by the Fall of a Dumb Waiter.

John H. Polhemus, a carpenter living near Long Branch, was killed by a dumb waiter in the house of Dr. Charles Hoffman of New York last Thursday. He was making an examination of the shaft when a link in the chain that supported the dumb waiter broke, letting it fall on him. His skull was crushed. He had a wife, but no children. He was a member of the American Mechanics of Freehold, from whom his widow will receive a death benefit of $500. He was 31 years old and a son of Mrs. Ann Polhemus of Jerseyville. His funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Colt's Neck Reformed church. The Mechanics' lodge attended it in a body and six members of the order acted as pallbearers. The floral emblems were numerous and beautiful, among them being a pillow of lilies and roses bearing the words, "My Husband," and pieces from the Mechanics and Mrs. W. K. Johnson. The burial was made in the Colt's Neck cemetery.


John B. Poole.

John B. Poole, well-known farmer who lived near Keyport, died of apoplexy on Friday. He was at work in the field when he was stricken. He became unconscious and remained so until the time of his death, which occurred in six hours. He was fifty years old. He was insured in the Prudential insurance company for $200, and he was also a member of the lodge of the senior order of American Mechanics that was instituted a short time ago, and from which his family will receive a death benefit of $300. He leaves a wife and six grown up children. He was a brother of Robert G. Poole of New Monmouth. The funeral was held in the Keyport Reformed church on Monday, and the burial was in Holmdel cemetery. Mr. Poole was in comfortable circumstances, and was heartily liked by everyone who knew him because of his cordiality and kindliness.

Charles VanBrunt.

Charles VanBrunt of Long Branch died in the Trenton insane asylum yesterday. He was 83 years old and the father of Mrs. John S. Bainton of Red Bank, with whom he made his home for about three years previous to his being taken to the asylum.

Mrs. Martha E. Minton.

Mrs. Martha A. Minton, wife of George B. Minton of Seabright, died suddenly on Monday at noon. She was at her dinner when stricken. Dr. Reed was called and said that death was due to heart disease. She was thirty years old and she leaves one child, a girl twelve years old.

John Aumack.

John Aumack died at Matawan on Thursday, aged 56 years. He was a wood turner and worked for W. D. Bailey. The cause of death was paralysis. Three sisters survive him.

Lloyd Palmer.

Lloyd Palmer, son of Mrs. Emma Palmer of Eatontown, died in New York on Saturday of pneumonia. He was 21 years old. He was buried in Pine Brook cemetery on Monday.

James Conklin.

James Conklin died at Long Branch on Saturday, April 13th, from the effects of a paralytic stroke. He was 70 years old. A widow and three children survive him.

George Imlay.

George Imlay died at Long Branch on Saturday of last week aged 63 years. Blood poisoning was the cause of death. He leaves two sisters and two brothers.

Mrs. Mary A. Seaver.

Mrs. Mary A. Seaver died at Morganville last Wednesday of inflammation of the kidneys. She was 87 years old and leaves one daughter.

Michael Creighton

Michael Creighton died at Long Branch on Friday of last week from pneumonia, aged 57 years. He leaves a widow and one child.


  • AUMACK - At Matawan, on Thursday, April 18th, John Aumack, aged 56 years.

  • CONKLIN - At Long Branch, on Saturday, April 13th, James Conklin, aged 70 years.

  • CREIGHTON - At Long Branch, on Friday, April 12th, Michael Creighton, aged 57 years.

  • HOLMES - At Englishtown, on Sunday, April 14th, Alfred, son of Nannie and James H. Holmes, aged 3 weeks.

  • IMLAY - At Long Branch, on Saturday, April 13th, George Imlay, aged 63 years.

  • MINTON - At Seabright, on Monday, April 23d, Mrs. George B. Minton, aged 30 years.

  • MCILWAIN - At Englishtown, on Monday, April 15th, the daughter of Rebecca and John McIllwain, aged 8 years.

  • PALMER - At New York, on Saturday, April 20th, Lloyd Palmer, aged 21 years.

  • POOLE - At Keyport, on Friday, April 19th, George B. Poole, aged 50 years.

  • PAGE - At Keyport, on Friday, April 19th, John B. Poole, aged 50 years.

  • SEAVER - At Morganville, on Wednesday, April 17th, Marion A. Page, aged 87 years.

  • SORRELL - At Long Branch, on Monday, April 15th, Ephraim Sorrell, aged 79 years.

  • SMITH - At Freehold, on Thursday, April 11th, Mrs. Jane Smith, aged 92 years.

  • TERWILLIGER - At Branchport, on Saturday, April 13ath, Edward R. Terwilliger, aged 8 years.

  • VANBRUNT - At Trenton, on Tuesday, April 23d, Charles VanBrunt of Long Branch, aged 83 years.

    Source: Red Bank Register, April 24, 1895

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