James Broadmeadow died from congestion of the brain on Sunday night, at his home in Shrewsbury. He was eighty years old. Mr. Broadmeadow had been enfeebled from old age for the past five years. On the Sunday night previous to his death he started to walk up the piazza steps from the lawn. His cane upon which he was leaning slipped and he fell to the stone pavement. He was picked up and carried into the house. An examination showed that his hip was fractured. The pain he suffered from his injury was so intense that he had to be put under the influence of morphine. On Tuesday night he became unconscious and remained so until the time of his death.
Mr. Broadmeadow was born in Billston, England. When he was ten years old his father emigrated to this country, bringing his family with him. When he attained manhood he engaged in the steel business with his grandfather at Richmond, Virginia, and when the gold fever broke out in 1848 he went to California, it taking him nine months to get there. He remained in California two years. Then he returned East and opened a pickling and preserving factory on Barclay street, New York, in the building now occupied by John W. Stout. He was the first man to have tomatoes packed cold, this work being done for him by the late John Bucklin of the Phalanx. In 1863 he moved to Shrewsbury and built a factory on the site of the present Hazard's factory. He sold this to John and Gordon Sickles and in 1868 he built the factory near the Southern railroad station, which he conducted up to the time of his death.
Mr. Broadmeadow at one period of his life was very well to do and he was in comfortable circumstances at the time of his death. He was very liberal, and distributed a large amount of money in charity. His father was an inventor of national fame. Among his inventions was the present method of manufacturing illuminating gas. The first town which he lighted with the new process was Birmingham, England. When he came to this country he endeavored to patent his process, but as he was not a citizen a patent was not allowed him. By a special act of congress he was made a citizen without having been in the country the required time and he was then granted the patent he asked for.
In 1844 Mr. Broadmeadow was married to Miss Lavinia Anderson of Long Island. They celebrated their golden anniversary in May, 1894. His widow and four children survive him. They are Mrs. S. S. Tallman and Mrs. G. S. Prince of East Orange, Walter J. Broadmeadow of Red Bank and Mrs. C. H. Bunn of New York.
The funeral services were held from his home yesterday afternoon at two o'clock, and his body was interred in the Presbyterian cemetery at Shrewsbury. The pall bearers were W. S. Sneden, J. T. Burrowes, W. T. Throckmorton, Theo. Sickles, W. L. Borden and Jacob Shoemaker.
Mrs. Myra Boyd.
Mrs. Myra Boyd died at her home on Borden street on Saturday afternoon, aged 55 years. She had been an invalid for the past year. Three children survive her, they being Charles, Walter and Minnie. Mrs. Boyd was a sister to Mrs. George F. Borden, Mrs. W. W. Stout and W. G. Hitchcock. The funeral services were held at the house yesterday morning and the body was buried at Fair View.
Mrs. Susan A. Sanford.
Mrs. Susan Allaire Sanford, wife of John F. Sanford, died at Freehold on Tuesday morning of last week of consumption, from which she had suffered for several years. She was a native of Ohio, but had lived at Freehold a long time. She leaves two children, one being a son living in New York, and the other a daughter who lives at Freehold. She was 51 years old.
Mrs. Ida May Antisell.
Mrs. Ida May Antisell, wife of Thomas Antisell and daughter of Charles Smith, died at Keyport on Monday of last week. Mrs. Antisell was married in October 1893, when she was only fifteen years old and she was but seventeen years of age when she died. She had lived all her life in Keyport. She leaves no children.
Mrs. Harriet Stanton
Mrs. Harriet Stanton, wife of Jonathan Stanton, died last Friday at the home of her son, Horace M. Stanton of Long Branch, of old age. She had been a cripple for a dozen years or more. She and her husband had lived with their son at Long Branch for the past three years. She was 75 years old.
Daniel D. Harrris.
Daniel D. Harris, who had lived at Keyport ever since he was two years old, died there on Saturday, August 24th, aged 66 years. Death was caused by dropsy of the heart, with which he had suffered for the past three months. He leaves a widow and also three children. All the children are married.
Elias Seabrook, Sr.
Elias Seabrook, Sr., died at Keyport on Sunday of last week of dropsy and Bright's disease. He had lived all his life in Raritan township, and was 76 years old. His wife died some years ago. He leaves four children, two sons and two daughters, all of whom are married.
Mrs. Marianda Longstreet.
Mrs. Maranda Longstreet died from old age at Manasquan on Sunday of last week. She was 90 years old. She had been married twice, her first husband being Benjamin Brower. She afterward married Hendrick Longstreet. She leaves five children by her first husband.
Mrs. Sarah M. Cook.
Mrs. Sarah M. Cook died at the home of her son, Monroe Cook, in Howell township, last Wednesday. She was the widow of Daniel Cook, who died of fever in a Southern hospital during the war. Mrs. Cook was seventy years old and leaves four children.
Mrs. Julia Sheldon.
Mrs. Julia Sheldon, wife of Noah Sheldon of Belford, died last Sunday night after a sickness of several months. The funeral services were held on Tuesday night, Rev. B. C. Lippincott officiating. The interment was made in Camden on Wednesday.
Miss Annie Quigg, daughter of Charles Quigg of Freehold, died on Saturday, August 24th, of typhoid fever. She had been sick only a very short time. She was nineteen years old.
Mrs. Elnora Errickson, the wife of Emory Errickson, died at her home at Manasquan on Friday of last week, aged 37 years. Death was caused by dropsy of the stomach.
ANDREWS - At Poplar, on Monday, August 26th, Amy M. Andrews, aged 1 year.
ANTISELL - At Keyport, on Monday, August 26th, Ida M., wife of Thomas Antisell, aged 17 years.
BOYD - At Red Bank, on Saturday, August 31st, Mrs. Myra Boyd, aged 55 years.
BAUER - At Keyport, on Monday, August 26th, Herman, son of H. O. Bauer, aged 3 years.
BRENNAN - At Keyport, on Saturday, August 24th, son of Thomas Brennan, aged 7 years.
BLANCHFORD - In Ocean township, on Monday August 26th, son of Thomas Brennan, aged 7 years.
BROADMEADOW - At Shrewsbury, on Sunday, September 1st, James Broadmeadow, aged 80 years.
COOK - In Howell township, on Wednesday, August 28th, Sarah M., widow of Daniel Cook, aged 70 years and 6 months.
DURHAM - At Long Branch City, on Thursday, August 29th, the infant child of Fred Durham.
ERRICKSON - At Manasquan, on Friday, August 23d, Mrs. Elnora Errickson, aged 37 years.
HARRIS - At Keyport, on Saturday, August 24th, Daniel D. Harris, aged 66 years.
LONGSTREET - At Manasquan, on Sunday, August 25th, Mrs. Marianda Longstreet, aged 91 years.
MCNAMARA - At West End, on Tuesday, August 27th, the infant son of Patrick McNamara.
RATTIGAN - McCARTHY-at Red Bank, on Tuesday, September 3d, by Rev. J. A. Reynolds, Miss Agnes Rattigan and Daniel McCarthy, both of Red Bank.
SEABROOK - At Long Branch, on Friday, August 30th, Elias Seabrook, Sr., aged 70 years.
STANTON - At Long Branch, on Friday, August 30th, Mrs. Harriet Stanton, aged 82 years.
SANFORD - At Freehold, on Tuesday, August 27th, Sarah A., wife of John F. Sanford, aged 51 years.
TANSEY - At Locust Point, on Tuesday, September 3d, Edward, son of John Tansey, aged 3 years.
QUIGG - At Freehold, on Saturday, August 24th, Annie, daughter of Charles Quigg, aged 19 years.
Source: Red Bank Register, September 4, 1895