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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   December 25,   1895


William H. Butcher.

William H. Butcher, a baker of Freehold, who had served as a commissioner many years, died at that place on Saturday, December 14th, aged 77 years. He had been sick only a few days. He was born in Mercer county and when a boy went to New York, where he learned his trade. He started in business in New York but sold out his store there and moved to Freehold nearly half a century ago, where he started the business which he conducted up to the time of his death. He was elected a commissioner in 1877 and served as such for 25 years. He was one of the charter members of the Freehold lodge of Odd Fellows and had been a deacon in the Baptist church since 1862. He was elected a director in the Freehold Banking company in 1883. He was considered well to do. He leaves five children: Joseph, of Marlboro, William J., of Asbury Park, Charles H., of Freehold and Misses Lizzie and Emma Butcher, who lived at home. The stores at Freehold were closed during the time of the funeral.

Mrs. Elizabeth Wyckoff.

Mrs. Elizabeth Wyckoff, widow of Peter Wyckoff, died at Hightstown on Sunday of last week. She was nearly 96 years old and was well known throughout the western part of Monmouth county as "Aunt Betsey." She spent last winter with her grandson, Peter W. Conover of Marlboro. She was a daughter Capt. David Baird, who served during the Revolutionary war. He husband has been dead more than forty years. She leaves only one child, Mrs. James Maxwell of Monongahela City, but she had twelve grandchildren living, and a number of great-grandchildren. She had been a member of the Presbyterian church for many years, and up to within a couple of months of her death she was able to repeat the Westminster catechism from beginning to end.

Benjamin B. Walling.

Benjamin B. Walling died from old age at the home of his son-in-law, Lodi Lohsen, at Centerville, last Thursday morning. He was 89 years old. He was born in a house opposite the house in which he died and had lived in the vicinity all his life. He was a farmer. He leaves nine children. They are Mrs. James A. Chesley of Keyport; William Walling and Adriance Walling of Winona, Minn.; Charles Walling of Rahway; Mrs. Lewis Morris of Belford; Capt. James S. Walling of Keyport; Mrs. Thomas Compton and Mrs. John Covert of Keansburg, and Mrs. Lodi Lohsen of Centerville.

Mrs. Aurania Cash.

Mrs. Aurania Cash died at the house of her daughter, Mrs. Caroline Plaisted, at Asbury Park, on Sunday of last week, aged 70 years. Her death was due to nervous prostration, with which she had been sick for a long time, but she was not seriously sick until about two weeks before her death. She was born in Red Bank and was related to the Morford family. She married Veril Cash, an undertaker in New York, and lived there until about ten years ago, when she moved to Asbury Park.

Alfred R. Woolley.

Alfred R. Woolley died of pneumonia at Long Branch on Saturday, December 14th, aged 41 years. He had been sick only a week. He was an officer in the Long Branch council of Red Men and was also a member of the American Mechanics. He leaves a widow and one daughter. During the funeral services the store of Chandler & Maps, where he had worked many years was closed.

Richard Carhart.

Richard Carhart, a veteran of the late war, died at Atlantic Highlands on Friday. He was over seventy years old and had been sick for a long time with a complication of diseases. He leaves a widow, two sons and a daughter. His funeral was held on Monday, the members of the Grand Army Post of Atlantic Highlands attending in a body. The burial was at Keyport.

Jackson H. Donahay.

Jackson H. Donahay, a farmer of Ardena, in Howell township, died on Sunday of last week. He was attending to his stock in the barnyard the Wednesday before his death when he was stricken with paralysis, and he was found there in a helpless condition by his wife. He was 68 years old. Mr. Donahay was an uncle of James J. Donahay of Red Bank. He leaves two sons and two daughters.

Mrs. Adalab Watkins.

Mrs. Adalab Watkins died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Warwick, at Long Branch on Friday. She had been compaining for several months, but took to her bed only a week previous to her death. The day she took to her bed was her eightieth birthday.

George C. Mahoney.

George C. Mahoney died at Keyport on Thursday night from consumption. He was 29 years old and unmarried.


  • BUTCHER - At Freehold, on Saturday, December 14th, William H. Butcher, aged 77 years.

  • CASH - At Asbury Park, on Sunday, December 15th, Mrs. Arania Cash, aged 70 years.

  • CARHART - At Atlantic Highlands, on Friday, December 20th, Richard Carhart, aged about 70 years.

  • COVERT - At Asbury Park, on Tuesday, December 17th, Harry, infant son of William Covert.

  • LANE - At West Ocean Grove, on Sunday, December 15th, Sarah, wife of William Lane, aged 30 years.

  • MALTBY - At Long Branch, on Friday, December 13th, the infant son of William Maltby.

  • MOSER - At Long Branch, on Saturday, December 19th, George C. Mahoney, aged 29 years.

  • SLOCUM - At Long Branch, on Friday, December 13th, Ethel, daughter of William Slocum, aged 5 years.

  • WOOLLEY - At Long Branch, on Saturday, December 14th, Alfred Woolley, aged 41 years.

  • WATKINS - At Long Branch, on Friday, December 20th, Mrs. Adalab Watkins, aged 80 years.

  • WALLING - At Centerville, on Thursday, December 19th, Benjamin R. Walling, aged 90 years.
    He Pulled His Gun Out of a Wagon by the Barrel.

    George Longstreet, who lived near Manasquan, accidentally shot himself with a gun on Tuesday and died from the effect of his wound about an hour later. Joseph Longstreet, his brother, and James Giberson, were going with him. They went to the hunting grounds in a wagon and after their horse was tied George Longstreet went to the rear of the wagon and pulled the gun out by taking hold of the barrel. The gun was discharged and the load lodged in his abdomen. He was the son of Conover Longstreet and was seventeen years old.

    Estates, Wills:

    Alonzo White Claims Part of the Elisha White Property.

    Some time ago a suit in chancery was begun over the Elisha White estate on Broad street. This is the property between the Truex and Clay properties on Broad street, and comprises the lots bought and built upon by George Hance and Mrs. E. Weis, as well as the unoccupied part of the property.

    The suit is brought by Alonzo White of Freehold, son of Redding White, who was one of the sons of Elisha White. Elisha White died in 1872 or thereabouts, leaving a widow and nine children. The nine children were Barzilla, Redding, Gordon, John T., Forman, Lyttleton, Mary, Jane and Caroline. In 1874 the property was sold by order of the court and brought $4,000, subject to the widow's right of dower. By reason of the sale the title of the property became invested in Mary and Jane, two of the daughters, who are still living, and who still own the property except that part of it bought by George Hance and Mrs. Weis. The other sister, Caroline, and four of the sons, Redding, Gordon D., John P. and Forman, have died, and Mrs. White, Elisha's widow, died two or three years ago.

    Alonzo White claims that as one of the heirs of his father, who was a son of Elisha White, he is entitled to a share in the property. The chancellor has ordered a hearing in the case to be held on January 2d, at the town hall, when testimony will be taken.

    Should the court decide that Alonzo White is entitles to a part of the Elisha White estate, it will not in any way affect the title to the property bought by Mrs. Weis or Mr. Hance.

    It Is All Bought in by Mr. Dolby's widow.

    The property belonging to the estate of the late M. L. Dolby of Atlantic Highlands was sold at auction last Wednesday to settle his estate, and it was all bought in by Mr. Dolby's widow. All the property is at Atlantic Highlands, and the price paid for the whole of it was $25,700. The Dolby block on first avenue brought $18,000. The residence property on Second avenue was bid off at $4,100. A lot fronting on Bay View avenue, and touching the aforesaid properties in the rear, sold for $1,000. A house and lot on Highland avenue was struck off at $2,300. The lot at the corner of Navesink and Wesley avenue fetched $300.

    His Widow Buys the Homestead for $1,000.

    The homestead farm of the late Conover Voorhees, containing about 61 31/100 acres, about half a mile southeasterly of Georgia schoolhouse, in Freehold township, was recently sold by the executors, Levi G. Irwin and John W. Conine of Turkey, to Clara Voorhees, the widow for $1,000. At the same sale Byram Clayton bought a tract of pine and oak woodland containing 49 92/100 acres, about a mile southwesterly of the homestead, for $106. For $6.50 Conover Barkalow bought a tract of woodland of 7 65/100 acres on the north bank of the Metedeconk river.

    Source: Red Bank Register, December 25, 1895

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