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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   May 8,   1895

He Committed Suicide in the Belmar Jail.

The body of John Hugely of Belmar was found hanging in the lockup at that place last Wednesday night. He had his office in the front part of the lockup. He had not been seen since the previous Saturday and a search was made with the above-stated result. He tied a rope to the bars in the window while standing on a chair, put the noose about his neck and then kicked the chair from under him. He was 55 years old. It is thought that he became despondent from being out of work.

Killed by a Fall While Drunk.

Joseph Potter was found dead in front of the court house at Freehold on Sunday of last week by Aaron Sickles, a night watchman. His death was caused by falling from the roof of a building, where it is thought he wandered while drunk. He was superintendent of James B. Vredenburg's farm on the outskirts of Freehold. He leaves a wife and five children.


Mrs. Louise Watkins.

Mrs. Louise Watkins died last Thursday night at the house of her sister, Mrs. Charles Duncan, on Washington street. She was 31 years old. She was the wife of John Watkins and the daughter of the late William Hulse. Death was caused by heart disease. The funeral was held from the house on Saturday afternoon at half-past three, Rev. J. Ward Gamble officiating.

Alvis Snyder.

Alvis Snyder died at Marlboro on Sunday morning. He was a shoemaker and was well-known throughout the section where he lived. He was taken with an attack of pleurisy about a week ago, but was able to be about until Saturday. He was 66 years old. He leaves a wife and three children, two of whom are William and Charles Snyder of Red Bank. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning.

Miss Kate Ford.

Miss Kate Ford died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Alonzo Jackson, on Beach street on Monday, aged 35 years. She has been sick for some time with a complication of diseases. The funeral took place this morning from St. James's church.

Mrs. Geneva Hendrickson

Mrs. Geneva Hendrickson, wife of Timothy Hendrickson, died at Belmar on Tuesday of last week. The cause of death was convulsions. She was 20 years old.


  • STER - At New York, on Tuesday, April 30th, Miss Susan R. Coster of Fair Haven, aged 21 years.

  • EMMONS - At Englishtown, on Friday, April 26th, Mrs. Alice Emmons, aged 48 years.

  • FORD - At Red Bank, on Monday, May 6th, Miss Kate Ford, aged 35 years.

  • FARRELL - At Freehold, on Friday, April 26th, Joseph Farrell, aged 30 years.

  • HENDRICKSON - At Belmar, on Tuesday, April 30th, Mrs. Geneva Hendrickson, aged 20 years.

  • JOHNSON - At Pine Brook, on Wednesday, May 1st, Mrs. Martha Johnson, aged 75 years.

  • LEWIS - At Long Branch, on Thursday, May 2d, Mrs. Victoria Lewis, aged 28 years.

  • MAGEE - In Marlboro township, on Thursday, April 25th, Miss Ellen Magee, aged 84 years.

  • PATTERSON - At Smithburg, on Saturday, April 27th, Francis Patterson, aged 81 years.

  • SNYDER - At Marlboro, on Sunday, May 5th, Alvis Snyder, aged 66 years.

  • VANVORST - At Freehold, on Monday, April 29th, John VanVorst, aged 73 years.

  • WATKINS - At Red Bank, on Thursday, May 2d, Mrs. Louis Watkins, aged 31 years.

    Source: Red Bank Register, May 8, 1895

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