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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   October 23,   1895


Ezekiel J. Rogers.

Ezekiel J. Rogers, an old resident of Red Bank, died at his home on Monmouth street yesterday aged 70 years and 7 months. His death was principally due to two strokes of paralysis he received last June, although he had been in poor health during the past three years. Since the attack of paralysis he had been gradually sinking and at various times it was thought that his end was near. He was moved from Ocean Grove to his home here about two weeks ago and shortly after arriving here pneumonia set in. His system was in such a weakened condition that he was unable to rally. Mr. Rogers was born at Englishtown, March 24th, 1825. When he was 21 years old he moved to Red Bank and opened a wholesale and retail tobacco business at the corner of Wharf avenue and Front street, in the store now occupied by John Bailey. He afterward started the first milk route in Red Bank. In 1852 he was elected a constable, and he held this office eight years. He engaged about that time in the produce business in Washington market, New York city. He was also an auctioneer. He retired from active business abut five years ago. He was married twice, his first wife being Mrs. Henrietta B. Cornell, whom he married January 27th, 1848. She died in 1884. In 1886 he married Mrs. Mary VanDorn, who survives him. He leaves four children, Mrs. John S. Throckmorton and Frank Rogers of Red Bank, Lawrence Rogers of Ocean Grove and Mrs. George Hahn of Georgia. He left a comparatively large estate.

The funeral will be held at the house on Friday afternoon at one o'clock. Rev. William Mitchell will officiate and he will be assisted by Rev. F. R. Harbaugh and Rev. J. K. Manning of Red Bank, and Rev. W. M. White of Atlantic City. The interment will be in Fair View cemetery.

Mrs. Jane W. Worthley.

Mrs. Jane W. Worthley died at her home at Little Silver on Friday night, aged 80 years. She had been sick during the past year with heart and stomach troubles. During the past two months her health began to fail rapidly and about two weeks ago she became unconscious. Only at rare intervals, and then only for a short time did she show any signs of consciousness. She was born at Little Silver, her maiden name being Jane Letson. She was married in 1836 to the late Abbot Worthley. She was a life-long member of the Little Silver Methodist church. She leaves five sons, Thomas L., of Long Branch; Peter A., of New York; William S., of Eatontown,; James G., of Brooklyn, and Benjamin P., of Little Silver. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at two o'clock from her home and at three o'clock from the Methodist church. The interment was in the church cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Perce Perinchief of Manasquan. The pallbearers were her sons and a grandson, John Worthley of Long Branch.

Richard B. Moore.

Richard B. Moore of Long Branch died of consumption at Asheville, North Carolina, on Friday morning. He went to Asheville about three weeks ago hoping that the change would improve his health. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, 45 years ago and emigrated to this country when he was about fifteen years old. He learned the blacksmith trade in New York and in 1880 opened a shop at West End. He was chief of the Long Branch fire department during 1891 and 1892. His funeral services were held from St. Michael's Catholic church on Monday, and he was buried in Mount Carmel cemetery. A widow and four children survive him.

John P. Maloney.

John P. Maloney of New York died suddenly at Fair Haven last Wednesday night, aged 48 years. He had been sick for some time with heart disease and was confined to the house at various times for a week or more. Shortly before his death he was talking, when suddenly he was attacked and died in a few minutes. The funeral services were held from Bennett's hotel on Sunday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. F. P. Crozier. The interment was at Rumson. The pall bearers were Henry Snyder, Rufus Merritt, Pitman Worthley, Thomas Minton, Edward Wilber and Larry Fichter.

Mrs. Louisa J. Williams.

Mrs. Louisa J. Williams of Navesink died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. G. Moyer, at Camden, on Friday. She was 58 years old. Her death was caused by hasty consumption, with which she had been sick for six months. The funeral was held from the Navesink Methodist church on Monday, Rev. Charles E. Hill of Red Bank officiating. The interment was at Fair View. The pall bearers were her four sons-in-law, Rev. W. G. Moyer of Camden, Thomas Dumont, John E. Williams, and Webster Swan of Navesink.

Mrs. Sabina Garvey.

Mrs. Sabina Garvey died suddenly at at her home at Navesink early yesterday morning, aged 64 years. Her death was caused by an attack of paralysis, with which she was stricken after walking home from Atlantic Highlands about two weeks ago. She seemed to have entirely recovered from this attack and was able to go out. On Saturday she complained of feeling unwell and on Monday night she had another stroke and almost immediately became unconscious, in which condition she died.

Nicholas Kimball.

Nicholas Kimball died suddenly from apoplexy at the home of his employer, Christopher Hanaway, in Marlboro township on Saturday of last week, aged about 45 years. He started to go to work on the morning of his death, but returned to the house in a short time. As he was entering the door he fell forward and when he was picked up it was found that he was dead. He was unmarried and so far as known had no relatives.

James Crow.

James Crow died at his home nears Matawan on Monday of last week, aged 63 years. His death was due to a paralytic stroke he received last May. A widow and two daughters survive him.


  • ALLGOR - At Bradley Beach, on Tuesday, October 15th, Mrs. Maryetta Allgor, aged 37 years.

  • BRYNE - At Newark, on Thursday, October 15th, Garret S. Byrne of Matawan, aged 58 years.

  • CONOVER - At Matawan, on Wednesday, October 16th, Matilda E., infant daughter of Charles Conover.

  • CROW - Near Matawan, on Monday, October 14th, James Crow, aged 63 years.

  • GARVEY - At Navesink, on Tuesday, October 22d, Mrs. Sabina Garvey, aged 64 years.

  • JOHNSON - At Spring Lake, on Wednesday, October 16th, Bertha M., infant daughter of A. E. Johnson.

  • KIMBALL - In Marlboro township, on Saturday, October 12th, Nicholas Kimball, aged 45 years.

  • ROGERS - At Red Bank, on Tuesday, October 22d, Ezekiel J. Rogers, aged 70 years and 7 months.

  • SMITH - At New York, on Sunday, October 13th, James N. Smith, formerly of Keyport, aged 42 years.

  • WORTHLEY - At Little Silver, on Friday, October 18th, Mrs. Jane W. Worthley, aged 80 years.

  • Williams - At Camden, on Friday, October 18th, Mrs. Louisa J. Williams of Navesink, aged 58 years.

    Estates, Wills:

    The McDonnell Will Case.

    The will of Mrs. Mary McDonnell, who left over $6,000 to the church of Our Lady Star of the Sea at Long Branch, and which was contested by the woman's brothers, has been admitted to probate. The case came up before Chancellor McGill last Wednesday, and he decided that there was no ground for a contest. Mrs. McDonnell died at the Memorial hospital in January, and before her death it was generally supposed that she was penniless.

    Source: Red Bank Register, October 23, 1895

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