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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   March 27,   1895


Peter Lippincott.

Peter Lippincott, a brick manufacturer of Shark river station, was found dead in a chair last Saturday morning. He was unmarried and lived alone in the building which he used as an office at his brick works. He had been a dyspeptic for years, and his death is supposed to have been caused by liver trouble. The funeral was held on Monday at the Farmingdale Methodist church. The Methodist minister was at conference and the services were conducted by Rev. Albert E. Weston, pastor of the Presbyterian church.

Mr. Lippincott had been engaged in the manufacture of brick for a long time. He was within a few days of being sixty years old. During his last sickness he had contemplated going to a hospital for treatment, and had written several hospitals in regard to his case. It was reported that when he was found dead there lay on the table beside him his will, in which he bequeathed all his property to a New York hospital. There was no truth to this story, and it probably originated from the fact that he had been corresponding with hospitals. Mr. Lippincott was very well-to-do. He was a secretive man about his business and even his relatives knew very little about his affairs. His wealth is estimated at $70,000, but it may be double that or it may be only half as much. No will has yet been found. Mr. Lippincott left instructions concerning his funeral, but had said nothing about his property.

He had three sisters and three brothers, all of whom are living. His sisters are Miss Emeline Lippincott of Brooklyn; Mrs. Edward Obre of Tinton Falls, who has four children; and Mrs. James Hampton of Farmingdale, who is without children. His brothers are S. B. Lippincott of Rahway, who has two children; James M Lippincott of Farmingdale, who is childless; and George D. Lippincott of California, about whose family nothing is known.

Charles McClees.

Charles McClees, son of the late Peter McClees of Middletown township, died at Toms River on Sunday night. Mr. McClees was born on the homestead farm in Middletown and was about 50 years old. He went to Toms River when he was about 21 years old. He and Daniel Roberts were partners at first. They built a store and soon built up a large trade. The store was converted into a department store and the firm made a great deal of money. After a few years Mr. Roberts withdrew from the firm, Mr. McClees buying out his interest in the business. The business continued to prosper and Mr. McClees would soon have retired. He left a considerable estate.

Mr. McClees's wife was Sarah Leonard, a daughter of the late Richard Leonard of Leonardville. She survives him, as does also one child, a girl about ten years of age. He leaves two brothers, Peter J. and John McClees of Middletown, and one sister, Miss Mary E. McClees of Brooklyn.

Mr. McClees's death was due to typhoid pneumonia. The funeral will be held at the Red Bank Baptist church on Thursday at twelve o'clock.

Fred J. Brierley.

Fred J. Brierley died of pneumonia at the home of his mother at Long Branch on Monday of last week, aged 22 years. He was taken sick with a heavy cold on Wednesday previous to his death. He was the son of Mrs. Sarah J. Brierley and was a member of the class of '91 of the public school. His death is the first in the class. He was also a member of St. Luke's church and Sunday-school. This April he expected to go into the coal business at Little Silver. The funeral was held last Wednesday afternoon and the burial was made at West Long Branch.

Francis VanGieson.

Francis VanGieson died at Keyport on Monday of last week, aged 74 years. He had been sick for seven months. He was an engineer and was employed for 31 years on the steamboat lines between Keyport and New York. In 1881 he became engineer on the Central railroad ferry between Jersey City and New York, a position he held at the time of his death. He was a member of the Calvary Methodist church, and was also a Free Mason. His wife and five children survive him.


  • ABRAMS - At Long Branch, on Wednesday, March 20th, George Ashbrook Abrams of New York, aged 46 years.

  • BRIERLEY - At Long Branch, on Monday, March 18th, Fred Brierley, aged 22 years.

  • CARSON - At Allentown, on Thursday, March 14th, Robert Carson, aged 89 years.

  • COPELAND - At Allentown, on Saturday March 16th, infant son of James Copeland.

  • DENYSE - At Matawan, on Tuesday, March 26th, Mrs. Elizabeth Denyse, wife of N. H. Denyse.

  • GANTANTA - At Long Branch, on Sunday, March 17th, Louisa, wife of Joseph Gantanta, aged 24 years.

  • MURPHY - At Bradevelt, on Saturday, March 16th, Michael Murphy, aged 22 years.

  • QUIRK - At Long Branch, on Sunday, March 17th, Bridget Quirk, aged 68 years.

  • RUE - At Tennent, on Sunday, March 17th, Mrs. Alice B. Rue, widow of Jacob C. Rue, aged 85 years.

  • SALMON - At Port Monmouth, on Monday, March 18th, Mrs. Salmon, widow of Patrick Salmon.

  • THROCKMORTON - At West Long Branch, on Tuesday, March 19th, Mrs. Mary Throckmorton.

  • VANGIESON - At Keyport, on Monday, March 18th, Francis VanGieson, aged 74 years.

  • WALLING - At Belford, on Friday, March 15th, Mrs. Elizabeth Walling, aged 78 years.
    On the Way Home From a Funeral He is Himself Killed.

    Peter Daley, son of John Daley of Prospertown, in Upper Freehold township, met death in a singular way last Saturday week. He worked for William Taylor, an Allentown milkman, and the day before his death he acted as pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs. George Nixon of Red Valley. On the way home from the funeral he got drunk. After leaving Imlaystown, about nine o'clock Friday night, he became unconscious and his horse stopped several times. A short distance down the road he was found by William Storer of Nelsonville lying across the buggy with his head between the spokes of the wheel. The horse had stopped. Mr. Storer could not identify the man but straightened him up in the wagon as best he could and started the horse on. Daley's head and one arm were fastened between the shaft and the wheel and he was nearly dead. The wheel had to be taken off to release him. He lived but five minutes after he was found.

    Source: Red Bank Register, March 27, 1895

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