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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   December 4,   1895


Louis Drake.

Louis Drake died at Atlantic Highlands on Monday night, aged 30 years. His death was caused by rheumatism with which he had been sick about a week. His condition at first was not considered serious, but later the rheumatism affected his heart. He was a plumber and had been employed by Percy Falkenburg for a number of years. He was a member of the Red Men's organization and of the Knights of Pythias lodge. A widow and one child survive him.

The services will be held at the Methodist church at Atlantic Highlands tomorrow morning at the o'clock. The interment will be at Long Branch.

Mrs. Belle Sylvester.

Mrs. Belle Sylvester died suddenly at the home of her son, James Sylvester, on Central avenue, Red Bank, early last Thursday morning, aged 70 years. She appeared to be in her usual health when she went to bed on Wednesday night, but in the morning her daughter-in-law went into her room and found her dead in bed. Her funeral services were held from the South Eatontown church on Saturday, the interment being in White Ridge cemetery. Mrs. Sylvester was insured in the Prudential insurance company for $68.

Sylvanus C. Heckman.

Sylvanus C. Heckman of Freehold died on Monday of last week, from old age. He had been in poor health for a year or more. He was 74 years old and was a native of Germany. He came to this country when he was 23 years old and lived for a number of years in Brooklyn and also in the West before settling in Freehold. He began the manufacture of candy there and made a small fortune. He retired from active business about ten years ago. He leaves a wife and six children.

Mrs. Rhoda A. Smith.

Mrs. Rhoda A. Smith, wife of Clarkson Smith of Freehold, died on Tuesday of last week from an attack of asthma. She was over seventy years old. She leaves four children, two sons and two daughters. One of the daughters is Mrs. A. C. Cottrell of Oceanic. The other daughter is Mrs. John A. Shepherd of West Freehold. Both of the sons are living in Chicago.

Mrs. Eunice Slocum.

Mrs. Eunice Slocum, widow of John Slocum, died at Long Branch last Wednesday night after a long sickness. She was 73 years old and had been a member of the Methodist church for more than fifty hears. She was twice married, her first husband having been Rev. Lewis T. Maps. She leaves four children, two by each husband.

James S. Sturges.

James S. Sturges, who for the past five has been living with his daughter, Miss Susie Sturgess, at the Ocean Wave hotel at Long Branch, died on Monday of last week. He was 84 years old. He had been a sugar planter and a sugar broker, and at one time was a millionaire. He leaves three children.

Charles Davis.

Charles Davis died of consumption at Freehold on Saturday, November 23d, aged 37 years. He was twice married. He leaves two children by his first wife and none by his second wife, who survives him. He also leaves one step-child, who is the child of his second wife by a former marriage.

Hubbard Weeks Cottrell

Hubbard Weeks Cottrell, the young son of Frank Cottrell of Freehold, died of diphtheria and pneumonia of Saturday, November 23d. He was about four and a half years old.

James Casner Commits Suicide.

James Casner of Avon short himself in the abdomen with a shot gun last Wednesday night. His injuries are fatal. His inability to collect money due him is given as the reason for his act.


  • COTTRELL - At Freehold, on Saturday, November 23d, Hubbie W., son of Frank Cottrell, aged 4 years.

  • DAVIS - At Freehold, on Saturday, November 23d, Charles Davis, aged 37 years.

  • DRAKE - At Atlantic Highlands, on Monday, December 4th, Louis Drake, aged 30 years.

  • ERRICKSON - Near Englishtown, on Sunday, November 24th, Mary E. Errickson, aged 21 years and 7 months.

  • HECKMAN - At Freehold, on Monday, November 25th, Sylvanus C. Heckman, aged 74 years.

  • HORNER - At Matawan, on Sunday, November 24th, Mary A., wife of William H. Horner, aged 52 years.

  • PLATT - At Oakhurst, on Monday, November 25th, Ira, son of Andrew Platt, aged 4 years.

  • STURGES - At Long Branch, on Monday, November 25th, James S. Sturges, aged 83 years.

  • SLOCUM - At Long Branch, on Wednesday, November 27th, Mrs. Eunice Slocum, aged 73 years.

  • SYLVESTER - At Long Branch, on Tuesday, November 26th, Miss Eleanor B. Sylvester, aged 17 years.

  • SMITH - At Freehold, on Tuesday, November 26th, Mrs. Rhoda A. smith, aged 70 years and 9 months.

    Source: Red Bank Register, December 4, 1895

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