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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   November 20,   1895

Stricken With Heart Disease at His Home This Morning.

Wm. McMahon of Red Bank dropped dead at his home on Front street this morning about half-past seven o'clock. He had got out of bed and was dressed with the exception of his coat and vest. He went across the room to take a drink of water, but before he got to the water pitcher he fell to the floor, without saying a word. His wife, who was in the room, hurried to his side, but he was dead when she got there.

He was seemingly in the best of health and spirits last night, and death, it is thought, was caused by heart disease.

He had carried on a plumbing business in Red Bank for the past fifteen years. Last week he was elected vice-president of the Master Plumbers association of New Jersey. He was a member of the Hope lodge of Freemasons, New York, and of the Mystic Shrine, which is one of the side orders of Masonry. He was also a member of Knights of Pythias of Red Bank, and was a past chancellor of the lodge. When the lodge of Red Men was organized in Red Bank he was one of the most prominent of the organizers. He had filled several offices in this lodge, including that of grand sachem. He was about fifty years old and leaves a wife and one daughter, the latter being about thirteen years old. No arrangements have been made for the funeral.


William Wilkinson.

William Wilkinson, who had been employed in Mrs. Elizabeth Clayton's grocery store at the corner of Front street and Bridge avenue, Red Bank, for the past eight years, died at the home of Mrs. Clayton early Friday morning from appendicitis. He was 26 years and 10 months old. He was taken sick on Monday night with cramps, which developed into peritonitis. A day or two later appendicitis set in. A consultation was held by Dr. Edwin Field of Red Bank, Dr. W. S. Whitmore of Oceanic and Dr. I. S. Long of Freehold, on Thursday, but his life could not be saved.

He was born at Elizabeth, from which place he went to Freehold, where he entered the employ of Dr. Long, where he stayed until he came to Red Bank. He was an active member of the Presbyterian church, of Navesink lodge of Odd Fellows and of the signal Corps.

The funeral was held on Monday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. F. R. Harbaugh, assisted by Rev. Robert MacKellar and Rev. J. K. Manning. The interment was at Fair View. The burial service of the Odd Fellows was read at the grave. The pall bearers were J. Alex Edgar, Jacob Eurich, Japhia Clayton, Howard Watts, Frank Conklin and William Scott.

Mrs. Mary E. Wyckoff.

Mrs. Mary E. Wyckoff, wife of Kenneth Wyckoff of Maple avenue, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Miller, at Wayne, Pennsylvania, last Wednesday, aged 47 years and 8 months. Her death was caused by pneumonia. She had had an attack of nervous prostration about two years ago and had been suffering from it ever since. She was born in New York city, and was married to Mr. Wyckoff in 1871. About ten years ago they came to Red Bank to live. Besides her husband she leaves three sons, Walter C., Kenneth A. and George Wyckoff. The funeral services were held from her home on Saturday morning and were conducted by Rev. J. K. Manning, assisted by Rev. Mr. Wester of Chester, Pa. The interment was in Greenwood cemetery, New York.

Mrs. Eliza J. VanDorn.

Mrs. Eliza J. VanDorn died at the home of her son-in-law, C. H. Lewis, on Bridge avenue last Thursday, aged 85 years. She was stricken with paralysis on the Sunday previous and sank rapidly until her death. She was the widow of Jacob VanDorn, and previous to being stricken with paralysis enjoyed fairly good health. She leaves five children, William and Schanck VanDorn of Freehold; Charles VanDorn of Vanderburg; Vanderveer VanDorn of Middletown township, and Mrs. C. H. Lewis of Red Bank. The funeral services were held on Saturday and were conducted by Rev. Garrett Wyckoff of Holmdel. The interment was at the Brick church cemetery. The pall bearers were Conover Taylor, John Smock, William Conover, Garret Conover, Samuel Vanderveer and William Brower.

Mrs. Mary Connors.

Mrs. Mary Connors, wife of Walter Connors, died at Navesink on Monday night, from consumption. She was 24 years old. She was the daughter of Aaron Polhemus and had been married only a little over a year. Shortly after beginning housekeeping her health became very poor and she and her husband went to live with her father. Her decline was rapid. The funeral will be held to-morrow at half-past one o'clock from the house and at two o'clock from All Saints' church.

Celestine G. Lefferson.

Celestine G., daughter of Denise Lefferson, died at her home on the Rumson road last Wednesday, aged 6 years and 2 months. The funeral was held at the Methodist church at Little Silver on Friday afternoon. Rev. W. Cunningham of Colt's Neck preached the sermon.

Miss Amelia Bedle.

Miss Amelia Bedle, daughter of the late Richard Bedle, died near Keyport on Saturday, November 9th, aged 50 years. Her death was caused by a complication of diseases. She was born in Raritan township and had lived there all her life.

Edward Timmons, a former resident of Tinton Falls, died last Friday in the Long Branch hospital. He was born in Ireland in 1807, and came to this country during King George's reign.


  • BEDLE - Near Keyport, on Saturday, November 9th, Miss Amelia Bedle, aged 50 years.

  • CONNORS - At Navesink, on Monday November 18th, Mary, wife of Walter Connors, aged 24 years.

  • LEFFERSON - At Little Silver, on Tuesday, November 12th, Celestine, daughter of Denise Lefferson, aged 6 years.

  • McMAHON - At Red Bank, on Wednesday, November 20th, William McMahon, aged 50 years.

  • ROWLAND - At Keyport, on Monday, November 11th, Mrs. Frances Rowland, aged 26 years.

  • SMITH - At Red Bank, on Monday, October 18th, Viola, daughter of Henry F. Smith, aged 3 years and 9 months.

  • VANDORN - At Red Bank, on Thursday, November 14th, Mrs. Eliza J. VanDorn, aged 84 years.

  • WILKINSON - At Red Bank, on Friday, November 15th, William Wilkinson, aged 26 years and 10 months.

  • WYCKOFF - At Wayne, Pa., on Wednesday, November 13th, Mrs. Mary E. Wyckoff, wife of Kenneth Wyckoff of Red Bank, aged 48 years and 8 months.

    Estates, Wills:

    Mrs. Bennett Left No Will.

    No will has been found among the papers of Mrs. Delia Bennett, widow of John Bennett, who was found dead in her house on Branch avenue, Red Bank, last week. Her property will go to an only brother, who lives at Englewood. He is the father of Mrs. William Brown of Red Bank.

    Source: Red Bank Register, November 20, 1895

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