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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   November 27,   1895


Joseph H. Thompson.

Joseph H. Thompson died of consumption at the home of his son-in-law, Walter Van Schoick, on Shrewsbury avenue yesterday morning, aged 68 years. He had been sick for a number of years, but not seriously so until about six months ago, when his health began to fail rapidly. About a week before his death he took to his bed. He was conscious up to his death. Mrs. Thompson was born on the old homestead farm in Middletown township and was a son of the late Henry A. Thompson. He followed farming all his life and for twelve years was foreman on the Navarro place on the Rumson road. In March, 1863, he married Miss Mary L. Chadwick of Fair Haven, who with one daughter, Mrs. Walter VanSchoick, survives him.

His funeral will be held to-morrow at two o'clock from Trinity church. The services will be conducted by Rev. Robert MacKellar. The interment will be at Fair View.

Mrs. Charles A. Fourt.

Mrs. Charles A. Fourt died at Atlantic Highlands on Saturday morning, aged about 35 years. She was the wife of Charles A. Fourt and the daughter of Joseph Johnson of Navesink. Her death was caused by consumption, with which she had been sick a year. She was a prominent member of the Methodist church and took an active part in church work. She leaves one child. Her funeral was held yesterday from the church and was very largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. J. B. Haines, the paster of the church, assisted by Rev. W. E. Ridgley of Navesink. The interment was in Bay View cemetery.

Mark Smith.

Mark Smith, the oldest male resident of Raritan township, died at Keyport last Thursday from dropsy. He had been sick nearly two months . He was was born in Raritan township August 23d, 1806, and had lived there all his life with the exception of two years. He leaves one son, Forman Smith, with whom he lived. His funeral was held on Saturday morning from the Keyport Baptist church. The interment was in Green Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Susan E. Roberts.

Mrs. Susan E. Roberts, widow of Wm. L. Roberts, died at Matawan on Tuesday of last week from Bright's disease. She was nearly 69 years old. Although she had been sick for the past three months she had been confined to her bed only since the Friday previous to her death. She became unconscious about five hours before her death. She leaves three sons and three daughters, all married. Her funeral was held on Saturday afternoon.

Edward Black.

Edward Black, a veteran of the civil war, died at Matawan on Monday of last week, aged 65 years. His death was caused by paralysis of the bladder. He was a mason by trade. During the war he fought in seventeen battles, but escaped unwounded from all of them. He leaves a widow and two children. The funeral services were held last Wednesday.

Catherine L. VanBrackle.

Catherine L. VanBrackle, wife of Richard P. VanBrackle, died at Matawan on Friday, November 15th from general debility. She had been confined to her bed only one week, but had been ailing over a month. Besides her husband, three brothers and one sister survive her. They are William W., Peter C. and E. Clarence Disbrow, and Mrs. Fardon.

Monmouth H. Green.

Monmouth H. Green, son of Orlando Green, died at Navesink on Friday of consumption, aged 19 years. He had been sick about a year with the disease, but was confined to his bed only a short time. The funeral was held on Monday at his late home and the body was buried in Fair View cemetery.

George Sculthorp.

George Sculthorp died at Manasquan on Saturday, November 16th, aged 77 years and 9 months. He had had several paralytic strokes and his death was due to these, combined with old age. He was born in England and emigrated to this country when a boy. He had lived at Manasquan over 25 years.

James A. Browne.

James A. Browne died at the home of his son, Claude Browne, at Keyport on Sunday of last week, aged 60 years. His death was caused by a stroke of apoplexy he had received three days previous to his death. His funeral was held on Tuesday, the burial being in Green Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Dorathea Breen.

Mrs. Dorathea Breen, wife of Daniel Breen , died at Freehold on Tuesday of last week, aged 35 years. She had been a resident of Freehold only two years and formerly lived at Jamesburg. She leaves a husband and four children.

Samuel Jones.

Samuel Jones died of consumption at at Holmdel last Wednesday, aged 23 years. The burial took place on Saturday in Pleasant Valley cemetery.

Two Deaths by Diphtheria.

Mr. and Mrs. Warren D. Brand of West Long Branch have been sadly bereaved by the death of two of their children, who died very suddenly of diphtheria. Walter, aged thirteen years, was taken sick last Wednesday and died on Friday. The funeral services were conducted at the house by Rev. Pennington Corson on Sunday afternoon. Lester, aged about three years, died on Sunday and was buried on Monday. Other members of the family are also sick with the disease.


  • BLACK - AT Matawan, on Monday, November 18th, Edward Black, aged 64 years and 9 months.

  • BREEN - At Freehold, on Tuesday, November 19th, Mrs. Dorathea Breen, aged 35 years.

  • BROWNE - At Keyport, on Sunday, November 17th, James A. Browne, aged 60 years and 3 months.

  • DECKER - At Keyport, on Saturday, November 16th, Mrs. Anna E. Decker, aged 40 years and 4 months.

  • FOURT - At Atlantic Highlands, on Saturday, November 23d, Mrs. Charles A. Fourt, aged about 35 years.

  • GREEN - At Navesink, on Friday, November 22d, Monmouth H. Breen, aged 19 years.

  • JONES - At Holmdel, on Wednesday, November 23d, Samuel Jones, aged 23 years.

  • MARSHALL - At Keyport, on Thursday, November 21st, Mrs. Margaret J. Marshall, aged 71 years.

  • ROBERTS - At Matawan, on Tuesday, November 19th, Mrs. Susan E. Roberts, aged 68 years and 11 months.

  • SCULTHORP - At Manasquan, on Saturday, November 16th, George Sculthorp, aged 77 years and 9 months.

  • SMITH - At Keyport, on Thursday, November 21st, Mark Smith, aged 89 years.

  • THOMPSON - At Red Bank, on Tuesday, November 22d, Joseph B. Thompson, aged 68 years.

  • VANBRACKLE - At Matawan, on Friday, November 15th, Catharine L., wife of Richard P. VanBrackle.

    Estates, Wills:

    Ezekiel J. Rogers's Will.

    The will of Ezekiel J. Rogers has been admitted to probate. John S. Throckmorton, his son-in-law, was made executor of the will. Mr. Rogers left a considerable estate, and by his will it will be distributed equally among his children. His personal effects will be sold on Thursday of next week at his late residence on Monmouth street.

    Source: Red Bank Register, November 27, 1895

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