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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   October 30,   1895


Alfred Carhart.

Alfred Carhart died suddenly at his home on Spring street on Friday morning, aged 47 years and 7 months. He had been afflicted with Bright's disease for a number of years and it was this disease, combined with asthma, that caused his death. On the day previous to his death he was attending to his business. He retired that night at his usual time and about half-past eleven he became unconscious and remained so until his death, which occurred about six o'clock.

He was born at Keyport and married Miss Hannorah Warren in 1869. He moved to Red Bank about fourteen years ago, where he was engaged in different pursuits. He joined the First Methodist church at this place shortly after moving here. He was a member of Onward council of American Mechanics. Besides his widow he leaves four children, Lillie, Dewitt, Alfred and Essie.

The funeral services were held from his home on Monday afternoon, Rev. J. Ward Gamble officiating.

The pallbearers were three members of the American Mechanics and three members of the First Methodist church. They were William N. Field, Edward Lafetra, John Coombs, Harry Woodward, William H. Brown and Azariah Hurley. The burial service of the American Mechanics was read at the grave.

Dr. Edward J. Harvey.

Dr. Edward J. Harvey died last Saturday afternoon at half-past three o'clock at his home between Red Bank and Fair Haven. His death was very sudden, being due to heart disease. A few minutes preceding his sudden end he was sitting down-stairs writing. He went to his room up-stairs and not long afterward members of the family heard him moaning. He was found in an unconscious condition, in which state he remained until his death.

Dr. Harvey was in his 51st year, and was born in Brooklyn. At an early age he received his diploma entitling him to practice as a physician and surgeon. To complete an already excellent educational training he entered Heidelberg University, Germany. He settled in his native city, where he practiced for a number of years. About fourteen years ago he came to Red Bank, where he had lived ever since. He was a student of astronomy and had a small observatory fitted up at his home. He was also a fine French and German scholar. He leaves a widow and five children. Mrs. Harvey is a daughter of the late Captain Lynch of the United States navy. The funeral took place yesterday in St. Patrick's church, Brooklyn, Rev. James A. Reynolds of Red Bank officiating.

Holmes W. Smith.

Holmes W. Smith of Freehold died on Monday evening at Trenton, where he has been for some time on account of his health. He was in his 75th year and was a son of Job and Hannah Smith of Holmdel, where he was born. He was an active member of the Holmdel Baptist church, and at one time was superintendent of the Sunday school there. By occupation he was a painter, which trade he plied for many years at Keyport. His first wife was Elizabeth Conover of Holmdel and his second wife was Jane Bailey of Keyport, to whom he was married in 1858. His widow and eleven children survive him, the children being Mrs. William P. Hopping and George F. Smith, Albert C. Smith, Mrs. William F. Maps, Carrie, Lizzie, Delia, Grace, and Anna B. Smith of Freehold, William H. Smith of Brooklyn, and Mrs. E. E. Lewis of Philadelphia.

Edgar Sproul.

Edgar Sproul, an old resident of Keyport, died suddenly of blood poisoning on Sunday of last week. He had been sick the previous week with a disorder of the blood and on the Wednesday previous to his death the thumb of his right hand was lanced on account of a swelling which gave him great pain. He was out attending to his business the day before he died but upon his return home at night he grew worse rapidly. He was born in Keyport and had lived there all his life, where he was an expressman. He was married to Miss Emily Walker in 1856 and she and six children survive him.

James Conners.

James Conners, who formerly lived at Red Bank, died at Morrisville on Monday morning from consumption. He leaves two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. John Sidell and Mrs. Wm. Chandler and John and Edward Conners, all of Red Bank. The funeral will be held to-morrow morning from the Catholic church at Morrisville. The burial will be a Mount Olivet cemetary at Headden's corner. He was insured in the Citizens insurance company for $50.

Mrs. Mary E. Bruce.

Mrs. Mary E. Bruce, wife of William Bruce, Sr., died at her home in Oceanic last Thursday, aged 66 years and eight months. Her death was caused by paralysis. Her funeral was held on Monday afternoon, the service being conducted by Rev. S. W. Knipe. The interment was made at Fair View cemetery.

Mrs. Sarah J. Davis.

Mrs. Sarah J. Davis, widow of the late William Davis, died at the American hotel, Freehold, on Friday morning, aged 72 years. Her death was caused by heart disease. She had been sick only a week. She had lived at Freehold for 22 years. Two children, Mrs. Hannah Shinn and W. H. Davis, survive her.

Stephen Conk.

Stephen Conk died at his home near Turkey on Tuesday of last week from cancer of the liver, caused by a bullet wound he received during the war. He was 54 years old. A widow and five children survive him.


  • CONK - Near Turkey, on Tuesday, October 23d, Stephen Conk, aged 54 years.

  • BRUCE - At Oceanic, on Thursday, October 24th, Mrs. Mary E. Bruce, aged 66 years.

  • CARHART - At Red Bank, on Friday, October 25th, Alfred Carhart, aged 47 years.

  • CONNERS - At Morrisville, on Monday, October 28th, James Conners, aged 42 years.

  • CARNEY - At Keyport, on Thursday, October 17th, Miss Ella Carney, aged 22 years.

  • CONKLIN - At Red Bank, on Sunday, October 20th, Lewis R., infant son of Frank Conklin.

  • DAVIS - At Freehold, on Friday, October 25th, Mrs. Sarah J. Davis, aged 72 years.

  • HARVEY - At Fair Haven, on Saturday, October 26th, Dr. Edward J. Harvey, aged 51 years.

  • MOORE - At Spotswood, on Friday, October 18th, Thomas Moore, aged 59 years.

  • SPROUL - At Keyport, on Sunday, October 20th, Edgar Sproul, aged 64 years.

  • WEST - At Long Branch City, on Friday, October 18th, Stanley, infant son of Lewis West.

    Source: Red Bank Register, October 30, 1895

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