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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   July 24,   1895


FOUND DEAD IN BED.
An Unknown Man Dies at Edward Throckmorton's Hotel.

An unknown man was found dead in Edward Throckmorton's hotel, Eatontown, yesterday morning. He came there on Monday night about nine o'clock and after sitting around for an hour he asked to be shown a room. He was taken to one and after remarking that it was "a nice cool room," he asked for a pitcher of water, which was brought him.

He was called for breakfast but as he made no response, the door, which was unlocked, was opened and it was discovered that he was dead. Coroner Cliver of Asbury park was notified and Deputy Coroner Smith of Red Bank went to Eatontown and brought the body to Red Bank.

The stranger was five feet ten inches, and weighed about 175 pounds. He wore a mixed serge suit and was apparently about 75 years old. He had a gray moustache and chin whiskers and was quite bald. His underclothing was of light weight balbriggan and his socks were of dark tan. The shirt he had on was made in New Orleans.

There was nothing on the body to identify him, his only effect being a purse containing 47 cents, a Waterbury watch with a silk guard, a leather match case and a pair of eyeglasses.

MICHAEL FLOOD BEHEADED.
Killed by a Train at Little Silver Last Wednesday.

Michael Flood, a laborer employed on the New York and Long Branch railroad, was killed by a train at Little Silver last Wednesday. A switch engine was drilling on the siding and Flood stepped on the track just in time to be struck. He was knocked down and the engine ran over him. His head was cut completely off and his body was mangled. Flood had been talking to one of his fellow laborers only a few minutes before and had been saying that he did not expect to work much longer for the railroad. He was 48 years old and lived at Long Branch. He leaves a widow and four children.

A HORRIBLE DEATH.

A man named Walker, who farmed the A. B. Johns farm near Perrineville, fell from a barn window on a pitchfork which had been stuck in the ground under the window. The handle of the pitchfork entered his abdomen, went through his body and came out at his shoulder. He died a few days after the accident.

Obituaries:

Mrs. Sarah A. Pearce.

Mrs. Sarah A. Pearce died suddenly at the home of her son, David N. Pearce at Keyport on Sunday of last week, aged 76 years. She was stricken with paralysis about eleven o'clock and died three hours afterward. She was the widow of the late Joseph Pearce of Manasquan and had lived 22 years at Keyport. Four children survive her. They are David N. and George B. Pearce of Keyport and Mrs. Emma Price and Mrs. Laura DuBois of Oceanport.

Mrs. Mary Flaherty.

Mrs. Mary Flaherty died at her home at Fair View on Sunday, aged 57 years. She was the widow of Patrick Flaherty. Her death was due to malaria. Two sons survive her. Her funeral took place from St. James's church this morning, the burial being in the Catholic cemetery at Fair View.

Mrs. Charlotte A. Walling.

Mrs. Charlotte A. Walling died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lottie N. Poynter, at Keyport, last Wednesday, aged 64 years. Death was due to Bright's disease. She was the widow of Eusebius M. Walling. Two children survive her. They are Asbury F. Walling and Mrs. Paynter.

William E. Walling.

William E. Walling died near Keyport on Tuesday of last week, aged 75 years. He had been a resident of Keyport for 51 years. He was a boot and shoe maker by trade. His wife died about two years ago. One son, Wilson B. Walling, survives him.

William I. Shepherd.

William I. Shepherd, a retired farmer of Freehold, died on Saturday, July 13th, in his 79th year. He had suffered several strokes of paralysis and had been in feeble health for the past three years. A widow and one son survive him.

Deaths:

  • BAKER - At Eatontown, on Saturday, July 20th, Mrs. Margaret Baker of New York, aged 56 years.

  • FLAHERTY - At Fair View, on Sunday, July 21st, Mrs. Mary Flaherty, aged 57 years.

  • HARRISON - At Freehold, on Monday, July 14th, May Harrison, aged 17 years, 3 months and 1 day.

  • PIERCE - At Keyport, on Sunday, July 14th, Mrs. Sarah A. Pierce, aged 76 years.

  • SMITH - At Navesink, on Sunday, July 21st, the infant child of George Smith, Jr.

  • WALLING - Near Keyport, on Tuesday, July 16th, William E. Walling, aged 75 years.

  • WALLING - At Keyport, on Wednesday, July 17th, Mrs. Charlotte A. Walling, aged 64 years.

    Source: Red Bank Register, July 24, 1895


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