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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   August 19,   1896


Two Deaths from Sunstroke.

William Gallagher of Long Branch died from the effects of a sunstroke at Elkwood Park on Tuesday of last week. He was 57 years old.

Patrick Dorsey of Monmouth Beach also died from the effects of a sunstroke on Monday of last week. He was 52 years old.

Death of Stephen H. VanKirk of Colt's Neck, Who Was Stricken With Blindness Last March - Other Deaths.

Charles S. Woodward, who lived on the Fair Haven road, died from paralysis on Tuesday of last week, aged 82 years. He was born at the Highlands and farmed a place there for a number of years. About fifteen years ago he gave up farming and moved to his late home. Four children survive him. They are Charles M. Woodward of Chapel Hill; Mrs. Mary E. Forman and Mrs. Ann E. Snyder of Red Bank, and Mrs. Henrietta Jenkins of Atlantic Highlands. His funeral was held on Thursday afternoon from his late home. The services were conducted by Rev. Charles E. Hill and the interment was at Fair View. The pall bearers were James H. and Archibald Minton, Forman R. Smith, John Soden, Alonzo smith and Lewis Smith.

Mr. Woodward was a carpenter by trade, but the greater part of his life was spent in farming. He owned a place of about fifty acres on the slope of the Highland hills. This property he sold to the Atlantic Highlands association shortly after that place was projected. He was a son of Nimrod Woodward, who was born in the old Water Witch house, and who was the possessor of 170 acres of valuable land at the Highlands. Part of this was sold about 1830 to Peter W. Schenck and James Patterson.

About two years ago Mr. Woodward had a fall which injured his hip. He never afterward was able to walk with his usual strength, and at times his sufferings from this injury were great.

Miss Annie Mulligan.

Miss Annie Mulligan died of consumption at her home on the corner of Pearl and Wall streets on Friday. She was thirty years old. She had been sick for a number of years and was the last member of her family, all of whom died with consumption. She had been confined to her bed for the past three months. She was member of the Sodality and other societies connected with St. James's church. Her funeral was held on Monday morning at ten o'clock from St. James's church, a solemn high requiem mass being celebrated by Rev. James A. Reynolds, who preached an affecting sermon extolling the virtues of Miss Mulligan. The interment was in Mount Olivet cemetery at Fair View. The pall bearers were Misses Nellie Fay, Mary Holian, Katie Rattigan, Katie Coyne, Lizzie Griffin and Mary Flannery, who are members of the Sodality society. The members of the Sodality, all of whom were dressed in white, walked from the house to the church, and formed a line on each side as the body was carried into the church. The funeral was very largely attended, nearly a hundred carriages forming the funeral procession.

Mrs. Julia Vanderbilt.

Mrs. Julia Vanderbilt, wife of Hendrick Vanderbilt, die at Leonardville on Saturday, aged 57 years. Her death was caused by cancer of the stomach. She had been sick for about two years but was confined to her bed only about two weeks. She leaves four children. They are Mrs. F. W. Young, Mrs. H. A. Clark and Mrs. L. S. Sculthrop of Atlantic Highlands, and Harry Vanderbilt of Leonardville.

Her funeral was held yesterday afternoon at half-past one o'clock from the house, and was conducted by Rev. G. B. Haines, assisted by Rev. Edwin Loux, Rev. W. B. Harris and Rev. H. W. Hillier. The interment was at Fair View. The pall bearers were Thomas Burdge, Wm. Burdge, Thomas H. Leonard, Wellington Leonard, Robert Poole and J. B. Swan.

Hiram Goble.

Hiram Goble died from the effects of the heat at Freehold on Tuesday of last week. He was prostrated by the heat on the day previous to his death, but on Tuesday morning he went to work at the First national bank, of which he had been janitor for the past 31 years. About noon he went home and lay down on a lounge. A few hours later he was found dead by a member of his family. He was born at Manasquan and was 63 years old. He was a shoemaker by trade and worked at this craft a number of years. He also was a veterinary surgeon and acquired quite a practice in that line. He was a member of the Freehold Methodist church. A wife and two children survive him.

Eliza Egen.

Miss Eliza Egen, daughter of Bridget and William Egen, died at Colt's Neck on Tuesday afternoon of last week. Death was caused by consumption, with which disease she had been sick for several months. She was able to be about the house up to the Friday previous to her death. Previous to her fatal illness she had been a very bright, active young woman, and she had a wide circle of friends. She was 23 years old. The funeral was held from the St. Rose of Lima church of Freehold on Friday, and there was a very large attendance. The pall bearers were Thomas Riordan, James Desmond, Michael Allen, John Burke, John Sullivan and Henry Carney. The interment was in the Catholic cemetery at Freehold.

Mrs. Sophie M. Kahle.

Mrs. Sophie M. Kahle died of Bright's disease at Little Silver last Thursday. Death was caused by consumption, with which disease she had been sick for several months. She was the wife of Henry D. Kahle and was 55 years old. She had been sick for four years. She was born in Germany and came to this country when a young girl. She had lived at Holmdel until about four months ago. She leaves six children, Charles of Little Silver; Henry of Avon; William of Jersey City; John of Elberon and Lillie and Annie Kahle, who lived at home.

Her funeral was held on Saturday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. Robert Fisher of Holmdel. The interment was in Fair View cemetery.

Stephen H. VanKirk.

Stephen H. VanKirk, a well known farmer of Colt's Neck, died suddenly on Monday morning, aged 64 years. He had been sick since last January with rheumatism. In March he became blind and never recovered his sight. On Sunday night some friends visited him and he seemed to be in excellent spirits. The next morning about four o'clock his wife awakened and found her husband dead in bed.

Mr. VanKirk was born at Colt's Neck and with the exception of a few years had lived there all his life. He was industrious and leaves his widow in comfortable circumstances. He had no children. His funeral was held this afternoon from the Colt's Neck Reformed church. The services were conducted by Rev. S. R. Cunningham. The pall bearers were C. P. Vanderveer, John Smock, Louis Soffel, David Lefferson, John Campbell and Leroy Smith.

William R. George.

William R. George of Long Branch died at the Odd Fellows' home at Trenton last Wednesday, aged 30 years. Mr. George lived at Osbornville in Ocean county until about five years ago, when he moved to Long Branch. Shortly after moving to Long Branch he had an attack of the grip and his mind became unbalanced. He was a member of the Long Branch lodge of Odd Fellows and as he had no relatives the lodge paid the expense of maintaining him at the home. He had been stricken twice with paralysis, the last time being the day before his death.

Mrs. Mary E. Parker.

Mrs. Mary E. Parker, wife of John Parker of Mechanic street, died of consumption on Monday. Two young sons survive her. The funeral will be held to-morrow at half-past two o'clock from the house.

James L. Ludlow.

James L. Ludlow of Como was killed in a trolley accident at Columbia, Pa., on Sunday of last week. He was 23 years old.

Sadie Brower.

Sadie, the infant daughter of Elwood Brower, died at the home of her grandfather, John Stiles, on Spring street, on Thursday.

A Woman Burned to Death.

Mrs. Elizabeth Clayton of Asbury Park poured gasoline in a lighted stove last Wednesday. The stove exploded and Mrs. Clayton's clothes caught fire. She was so badly burned that she died about six hours after the accident from the effects of her burns.


  • ASSELIN - At Keansburg, on Saturday, August 8th, the infant child of Charles Asselin.

  • BROWER - At Red Bank, on Thursday, August 13th, Sadie, infant daughter of Elwood Brower.

  • DORSEY - At Monmouth Beach, on Monday, August 10th, Patrick Dorsey, aged 52 years.

  • EGEN - At Colt's Neck, on Tuesday, August 11th, Miss Elizabeth Egen, aged 23 years.

  • FORD - In Millstone township, on Saturday, August 8th, Remembrance L. Ford.

  • GALLAGHER - At Long Branch, on Tuesday, August 11th, William Gallagher, aged 57 years.

  • GOBLE - At Freehold, on Monday, August 10th, Hiram Goble, aged 63 years.

  • IVERSON - At Keyport, on Tuesday, August 11th, Oliff Iverson, aged 46 years.

  • KAHLE - At Little Silver, on Thursday, August 13th, Sophie M., wife of Henry D. Kahle, aged 55 years.

  • LUDLOW - At Columbia, Pa., on Sunday, August 9th, James L. Ludlow of Como, aged 23 years.

  • MULLIGAN - At Red Bank, on Friday, August 14th, Miss Annie Mulligan, aged 30 years.

  • PARKER - At Red Bank, on Monday, August 17th, Mary E. wife of John Parker.

  • RICE - At Centerville, on Monday, August 10th, Emma M. Rice, aged 8 months.

  • SCHENCK - At Freehold, on Monday, August 10th, Miss Edith Schenck, aged 22 years and 7 months.

  • SHOMO - At Red Bank, on Saturday, August 15th, the infant daughter of George Shomo.

  • VANDERBILT - At Leonardville, on Saturday, August 15th, Mrs. Julia Vanderbilt, aged 57 years.

  • VanKIRK - At Colt's Neck, on Monday, August 17th, Stephen H. VanKirk, aged 64 years.

  • WHITE - At Long Branch, on Tuesday, August 11th, Irving, infant son of Charles White.

  • WILLIS - At Keyport, on Sunday, August 9th, Fred B. Willis, aged 10 years and 11 months.

  • WOODWARD - Near Red Bank, on Tuesday, August 11th, Charles S. Woodward, aged 82 years.

    Source: Red Bank Register, August 19, 1896

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