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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   August 21,   1895

Buried Instead of Married.

The body of Patrick McCarty of South Amboy was found on the railroad track between Matawan and South Amboy on Tuesday morning. It is supposed that he jumped from a freight train he was on and received injuries from which he was unable to move, and later was struck by a train and killed. He was to have been married on Wednesday to Miss Martha George of Matawan. His funeral took place at the hour set for the marriage.

Almost His Entire Estate Bequeathed to Mrs. Forman.

Dr. W. A. Betts of Red Bank, who died about three weeks ago, left a will which was made a short time before his death. By his will most of his estate was left to Mrs. Forman, who lives in the Vandegrift building on Broad street, Red Bank. Dr. Betts's gold watch and chain was left to Mrs. Forman's son, and one or two trifling bequests were made to Dr. Betts's relatives.


Matthias Roop.

Matthias Roop, an old resident of Leonardville, died suddenly at his home at that place of heart disease on Thursday afternoon of last week. He was 72 years old.

He had been complaining for the past few months about his heart, but was able to be about. About four o'clock on Thursday he went to his room and lay down on his bed. In five minutes he was dead.

Mr. Roop was born at New Monmouth, in the old Hallenbake house. He celebrated his 72d birthday on the Monday previous to his death. On November 9th, 1848, he was married to Joanna Pierce, who survives him. He was a good farmer and a good neighbor and had a large circle of friends.

Besides his widow he leaves nine children. They are William C. and George A. Roop of Port Monmouth, Mrs. Henrietta P. Davis, Mrs. Ida V. Davis, Charles P. Roop and Mrs. Ella J. Bills of Leonardville, R. Conover Roop and Mrs. Maggie Leonard of Brevent Park, and Mrs. Lilian M. Southall of Leonard avenue.

The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the First Baptist church of Atlantic Highlands. The interment was in Bay View cemetery. The bearers were John Southall, John Skidmore, William Vegel, Theodore Burdge, E. Welling Leonard and Hendrick Vanderbilt.

William Carhart.

William Carhart of Navesink died at a hospital in Newark on Thursday. He was 32 years old. He had been under treatment at the hospital for about a month for stone in the bladder. An operation was performed early in the week and he began to sink immediately afterward. He was born and had lived all his life at Navesink. He was a member of the fire department at that place. A widow and one child survive him. The funeral services were held in All Saints' Episcopal church and the interment was in the church cemetery. The pall bearers were all members of the fire department and were Wm. Stearns, Frank Despreaux, Edward Burdge, Frank and Wm. Hower and Thomas Garvey.

Mrs. Kate Close.

Mrs. Kate Close, wife of William A. Close of Matawan, died at that place on Friday, August 9th, aged 39 years. Death was caused by cancer, from which she had suffered for several years. She was the daughter of the late Caleb Brown and a sister to Mrs. John Terhune of Matawan. She had been married only two and a half years and leaves no children.


  • BAUER - At Keyport, on Monday, August 12th, William, son of H. O. Bauer, aged 11 years.

  • BURK - Near Freehold, on Sunday, August 4th, infant daughter of Charles Burk.

  • CARHART - At Newark, on Thursday, August 15th, William Carhart of Navesink, aged 32 years.

  • CLOSE - At Matawan, on Friday, August 9th, Mrs. Kate Close, aged 39 years.

  • GEAR - At Freehold, on Monday, August 12th, Joseph, son of John Gear, aged 18 months.

  • LILEY - At Eatontown, on Monday, August 12th, Malvin, son of Thomas Liley, aged 8 months.

  • ROBERTS - At Freehold, on Sunday, August 12th, the infant son of Elmer Roberts.

  • ROOP - At Leonardville, on Thursday, August 15th, Matthias Roop, aged 72 years.

  • THYSEN - In Howell township, on Wednesday, August 7th, the infant son of Thomas B. Thysen.

  • VANBRUNT - In Atlantic Township, on Tuesday, August 6th, Austin, son of Charles VanBrunt, aged 8 months.

  • WILLIAMSON - At Freehold, on Monday, August 12th, Edgar, son of Robert Williamson, aged 7 months.

    Source: Red Bank Register, August 21, 1895

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