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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   July 31,   1895


The Dead Man Identified.

The man who died suddenly at Throckmorton's hotel at Eatontown last week has been identified as Adolphus B. Spier of New York. The body was identified by his two sons. It had been stated that the man committed suicide, but this is simply conjecture, as there was no evidence on which to base such a belief.

Obituaries:

John B. Angell.

John B. Angell, an old resident of Monmouth county, died at his home at the Phalanx on Wednesday of last week. He was 89 years old and was born at Smithfield, Rhode Island. He was one of the founders of the North American Phalanx association, and when it dissolved he stayed at the Phalanx and devoted himself to farming. He was an ardent believer in spiritualism and published several pamphlets in its defence, one of them being entitled. "Why I am a spiritualist and not an orthodox." He had been a Republican since the birth of that party. For the past three years he had been in poor health, and his mind began to give way about a year ago. He leaves no immediate family, his wife having died about twenty years ago. The funeral took place from his home on Saturday, the interment being in the private burying ground on his farm.

William H. Stilwagon.

William H. Stilwagon, a son of Mrs. Eleanor S. Kipp of Red Bank, was scalded at Princeton on Saturday afternoon and died early the next morning from his injuries. Mr. Stilwagon was a fireman on a Pennsylvania railroad train. He was at work on his train when a tube blew out. Besides being scalded he was also badly burned. He was taken to a hospital at Newark, where he died. He was 34 years old. His body was brought to Red Bank yesterday afternoon. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church and were conducted by Rev. J. K. Manning. The interment was at Fair View. Mr. Stilwagon was a member of the Brotherhood of Firemen, the Senior order of American Mechanics and the Junior order of American Mechanics. He was insured in the Prudential insurance company for $175.

Charles A. Bennett, Jr.

Charles A. Bennett, Jr., son of ex-Judge Charles A. Bennett, died suddenly last Wednesday. He had been sick about a week with pneumonia, but his sickness was not considered serious. He was forty years old and had always lived in Freehold. He was a lawyer and was connected with many enterprises. He was manager of the Freehold gas works and also manager of the electric light works of the place. He was secretary of a large number of lodges and corporations and his income from the various institutions and enterprises in which he was interested was very large. He was a man of wonderful executive ability, and his management of the gas company of Freehold in particular was very successful. He was married in 1877 to Miss Clara James of New York, who survives him.

Thomas Patten.

Thomas Patten died at his home at Pleasure Bay yesterday of Bright's disease. He was reputed to be one of the richest residents of Monmouth county, and his wealth was estimated at anywhere from two millions to five millions. He moved to Pleasure Bay from New York in 1883. He was sixty years old and leaves a widow and two sons, Walter and Thomas. He left a will which is said to give his wife only her dower rights in his property, and the rest of his estate is to be equally divided among his two sons.

Mrs. Louise Smith.

Mrs. Louise Smith, widow of John C. Smith, died at her daughter's home near Keyport on Saturday, July 20th, aged 67 years. She had been a resident of Keyport for 52 years. She was a great sufferer from rheumatism, having been afflicted with it for the past 38 years, and for 26 years she had not had the use of her legs at all. One child, Mrs. Miranda Longstreet, survives her.

Thomas Moore, Jr.

Thomas Moore, Jr., died at Navesink on Sunday, aged 22 years. He was a son of Thomas Moore of Brooklyn, a summer resident of Navesink. He had been sick for the past six months with dropsy. The funeral took place yesterday from his father's house and the burial was at Brooklyn.

Deaths:

  • ANGELL - At the Phalanx, on Wednesday, July 24th, John B. Angell, aged 89 years.

  • BROWN - At Freehold, on Thursday, July 17th, Bureal Etta, daughter of Sarah H. and George Brown, aged 1 month and 16 days.

  • BENNETT - At Freehold, on Wednesday, July 24th, Charles A. Bennett, Jr., aged 40 years.

  • ELDRIDGE - At Long Branch, on Thursday, July 25th, Elizabeth M., wife of Charles A. Eldridge, aged 38 years.

  • FIELDER - At Freehold, on Monday, July 22d, Mrs. Sarah Fielder, aged 71 years.

  • GILMARTIN - At Freehold, on Monday, July 22d, Maggie, daughter of Mark Gilmartin, aged 3 years.

  • HARRIS - At Belmar, on Monday, July 22d, Kelly Harris, aged 54 years.

  • HICKS - At Long Branch, on Tuesday, July 23d, Kelly Harris, aged 54 years.

  • JAYCOX - In Freehold township, on Sunday, July 21st, Sylvester Jaycox, aged 77 years, 9 months and 26 days.

  • MOORE - At Navesink, on Sunday, July 28th, Thomas Moore, aged 22 years.

  • PREST - AT Freehold, on Friday, July 26th, Lester, son of D. H. Prest, aged 1 year.

  • PHILLIPS - At Long Branch, on Thursday, July 25th, Edward N., son of Edward Phillips.

  • ROBINSON - AT Poplar, on Thursday, July 25th, the infant son of Joseph Robinson.

  • REAMER - At Freehold, on Saturday, July 20th, Edith, daughter of Alonzo Reamer, aged 4 months.

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

  • SMITH - Near Keyport, on Saturday, July 20th, Mrs. Louise Smith, aged 67 years.

  • WHITING - Near Red Bank, on Saturday, July 27th, Millicent, infant daughter of Joseph Whiting.

    Source: Red Bank Register, July 31, 1895


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