John Bucklin of the Phalanx died last Sunday morning of old age. For the past three years Mr. Bucklin had been failing in health but he was able to be about and was without ailments except several slight attacks of vertigo. Two days before his death he was attacked with indigestion.
Mr. Bucklin was 88 years old last Wednesday. He was a native of Massachusetts, and was one of the most prominent of the organizers of the North American Phalanx community. He was president of the company for a long time, and when the association was dissolved he remained at the Phalanx, having bought a large tract of land from the company. He started a canning business, and for a number of years past the product of his factory had been of such excellence that it has commanded a higher price than any other canned goods on the market. His son, Wm. S. Bucklin, had been associated with him in the canning business. His other son, Charles S. Bucklin, has been a prominent manufacturer of canned goods, and also been interested in the manufacture of canners' machinery. Besides these two sons Mr. Bucklin leaves two daughters, Mrs. Frances Wolcott of Kansas City and Mrs. Julia Giles. He also leaves a widow.
The funeral was private and was held yesterday afternoon. Rev. Robert MacKellar conducted the services.
Mrs. Maria Ackerman.
Mrs. Maria Ackerman died suddenly at Oceanic on Monday night. She was the mother of Wm. H. Wood of Red Bank, who is freight agent at the Central railroad, and lived with him. On Monday afternoon she took a ride with Mrs. John Morrow, her daughter, who is spending the summer on Riverside avenue, and with Mrs. Edwin Ackerman, her son's wife. While at Oceanic she began to gasp and breathe heavily, and the carriage was driven to John H. Whitmore's, who is a relative by marriage. Mr. Whitmore was about to help her out of the wagon when she died in his arms. Heart disease was the cause of death.
The body was brought to Red Bank and taken to the home of her son, Wm. H. Wood, on Front street. The funeral will be held there to-night and to-morrow the body will be taken to New York for burial.
Mrs. Ackerman was 80 years old on the 10th of this month. She was comparatively rich, her estate being estimated at upwards of $100,000. She leaves five children, Wm. H. Wood of Red Bank, Irving Wood of Welles, Vermont, Mrs. Wm H. Brady of Hackensack, Mrs. John Morrow of New York and Miss Christie Wood of Hackensack.
Mrs. Huldah Miller.
Mrs. Huldah Miller died at her home at Freehold on Monday of last week, aged 78 years. She was the widow of the late Alfred Miller, who was the first engineer of the Freehold and Jamesburg railroad. Mrs. Miller had lived at Freehold for 42 years and was one of the oldest members of the Methodist church. Four grown up children survive her.
Mrs. Mary A. Stewart.
Mrs. Mary A. Stewart, wife of Charles Stewart, died at her home at Keyport yesterday. She was 24 years old. Death was caused by consumption. She leaves two children. She was insured in the Prudential insurance company for $276.
Mrs. Phebe A. Cottrell.
Mrs. Phebe A. Cottrell died at Keyport on Saturday, June 8th of paralysis, aged 69 years. She leaves two sons.
ACKERMAN - At Oceanic, on Monday, June 17th, Mrs. Maria Ackerman of Red Bank, aged 80 years.
BUCKLIN - At the Phalanx, on Sunday, June 16th, John Bucklin, aged 88 years and 4 days.
BOWERS - At Asbury Park, on Friday, June 7th, John H. Bowers, aged 45 years.
COTTRELL - At Keyport, on Saturday, June 8th, Mrs. Phebe Cottrell, aged 69 years.
REID - At Manasquan, on Friday, June 7th, Georgia Reed, aged 10 years.
STEWART - At Keyport, on Tuesday, June 18th, Mrs. Mary A. Stewart, aged 24 years.
A Baby Dies in a Baby Carriage.
The month old baby of John Parker of Mechanic street was found dead in its carriage during the thunder storm on Thursday. Mrs. Parker went to take the child out of the carriage when she discovered that it was dead. It is thought that death was caused by an electric shock.
Dropped Dead in a Cellar.
Edward Tracey, who has been employed by C. H. Snyder of Freehold for the past seven years, suddenly dropped dead on Saturday night, June 8th, in his employer's cellar. He had finished his day's work and gone into the cellar to strain the milk. As he did not come home his daughter, who lives across the road, went over to Mr. Snyder's to inquire about her father, and in her search found him in the cellar where he had died apparently without a struggle. The cause of death was heart disease. Mr. Tracey was 65 years old and leaves a widow and five children.
Source: Red Bank Register, June 19, 1895