William H. Robbins.
William H. Robbins, who for many years was a school teacher in Monmouth county, died at Wilbraham, Mass., on Sunday. The funeral was held yesterday. Mr. Robbins had taught schools in Upper Freehold and Millstone townships, and for several years he was at Allaire, in Wall township, where he taught the public school. He also taught the public school at Fair Haven for one year. About nineteen years ago he married, his bride being a young woman from the western part of the county. She died while he was teaching at Burnt Tavern, afterward know as Charleston Springs, and now known as Ely, in Millstone township. She left two daughters. Two years ago Mr. Robbins moved to Wilbraham, Mass., in order that his daughters might attend the Wilbraham academy, which Mr. Robbins had himself attended when a lad. One of his classmates at this academy was Charles P. Conover of Holmdel. At the recent commencement at this academy, Lina L. Robbins, Mr. Robbins's eldest daughter, graduated with the highest honors of her class.
Mr. Robbins was a descendent of one of the oldest families of the western part of Monmouth county. When a young man he went West, where his health was broken down while prospecting for gold in Colorado. He afterward started a store in a growing town in the West. He invested his savings in town lots and became well-to-do. When the railroad went through that section it started a town about three miles distant from where Mr. Robbins was located, and the whole population of the town, buildings and all, moved over to the new site. Mr. Robbins's town lots became of no value, and after endeavoring for a few months to reestablish his business in the new location, he gave it up and returned East.
Mr. Robbins was a man of a most lovable disposition, and everyone who know him became his friend. His death will be mourned by many Monmouth county people who learned to know him while he was teaching in the various schools of this county.
Lewis B. Morris.
Lewis B. Morris died at Belford on Saturday, aged 52 years. About a year ago several abscesses formed on his left leg. They were of a peculiar nature, and several operations were performed but without benefit. The bone was scraped, but this also failed to give the desired relief. He suffered intensely at times. He was a fisherman and worked at this business until the abscesses formed on his leg. He was an honorary member of the Belford council of American Mechanics and a member of the Atlantic Highlands lodge of Odd Fellows. A delegation from each lodge attended the funeral, which was held yesterday afternoon from the Belford Methodist church. The services were conducted by Rev. William V. Wilson and Rev. Mr. McGee. The interment was at Keyport. A widow survives him.
Addison Chasey of Shrewsbury died from an attack of typhoid fever and congestion of the brain on Monday. He was sick about three weeks. Previous to this sickness he was in good health. He was a painter, but for the last few years he had not worked at his trade. He was born at Deal Beach and was fifty years old. He moved to Shrewsbury about 35 years ago and had lived there ever since. He leaves a widow. The funeral was held at three o'clock this afternoon from the house and was conducted by Rev. Benjamin Franklin. The body was buried in the Episcopal churchyard.
John Allen, who was an engineer on the New Jersey Southern railroad for many years, died at the home of his brother, George Allen, at Long Branch, on Saturday, August 15th, aged 51 years. His death was caused by Bright's disease. About two years ago his mind became affected and since that time he had been unable to work. He leaves a widow and four daughters.
Miss Elizabeth V. Baird.
Miss Elizabeth V. Baird died at the home of her brother, John Baird, at Marlboro, on Thursday. She was 76 years old. Her death was caused by diseases incident to old age. She had always lived at Marlboro and was born in the house in which she died. She was an active member of the Brick church.
Mrs. Sarah T. VanMater.
Mrs. Sarah T. VanMater, widow of Gilbert VanMater, died at the VanMater homestead, near Keyport, on Friday, August 14th. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Taylor, who was one of the early settlers of Middletown, and was 88 years old. Two sons survive her. They are William and Joseph T. VanManMater.
Charles F. Hoffman.
Charles F. Hoffman, a liveryman at Keyport, died on Sunday of last week of kidney disease and dropsy, aged 46 years. He was born in Germany, but came to this country when six years old. For the past twenty years he had been engaged in the livery business. A widow and five children survive him.
John Walker, one of the owners of a brick works near Keyport, died last Wednesday from a stroke of paralysis he received on the morning of his death. He formerly lived at Aurora, Indiana, and moved from that place to Keyport about four months ago.
Mrs. Margaret Kipp.
Mrs. Margaret Kipp died at Ocean Grove on Sunday, aged ninety years. She had been an invalid for a number of years. She leaves two children, Mrs. N. J. Boyce and Charles E. Kipp.
Stephen L. Sewing.
Stephen L., the infant son of William Sewing, Jr., of Red Bank, died at Brooklyn on Sunday. The body was brought to Red Bank on Monday and was buried at Fair View yesterday.
Henry M. Shaw.
Henry M. Shaw died at Long Branch on Monday of last week, aged 67 years. He had been an invalid for nearly two years. A widow and three children survive him.
John P. L. Tilton.
John P. L. Tilton died at Hamilton on Sunday, aged 87 years. He was a farmer and had lived at Hamilton for the past 62 years.
ALLEN - At Long Branch, on Saturday, August 15th, John Allen, aged 51 years.
BAIELY - Near Keyport, on Friday, August 14th, Miss Lydia Bailey, aged 70 years and 9 months.
BAIRD - At Marlboro, on Thursday, August 20th, Miss Elizabeth V. Baird, aged 76 years.
BROWN - At Farmingdale, on Monday, August 17th, Aaron Brown, aged 24 years.
CARTON - At Oceanic, on Saturday, August 22d, Harry J., infant son of James H. Carton.
DURHAM - At Red Bank, on Thursday, August 20th, Winifred, infant daughter of Elizabeth M. and William F. Durham.
HOFFMAN - At Keyport, on Sunday, August 16th, Charles F. Hoffman, aged 46 years and 6 months.
KIPP - At Ocean Grove, on Sunday, August 23d, Mrs. Margaret Kipp, aged 90 years.
LYMAN - Near Como, on Tuesday, August 18th, Isaac Lyman, aged 81 years.
MORRIS - At Belford, on Saturday, August 22d, Lewis B. Morris, aged 52 years.
McCORMACK - At Manalapan, on Friday, August 14th, Peter, son of Owen McCormack, aged 3 years and 6 months.
McLAIN - At Long Branch, on Wednesday, August 19th, James, son of James McLain, aged 8 years.
SHAW - At Long Branch, on Monday, August 17th, Henry M. Shaw, aged 67 years.
SEWING - At Brooklyn, on Sunday, August 23d, Stephen L., infant son of William Sewing, Jr., of Red Bank.
SPROUL - At Keyport, on Sunday, August 16th, Donald, infant son of Cyrus W. F. Sproul.
TILTON - At Hamilton, on Sunday, August 23d, John P. L. Tilton, aged 87 years.
VanMATER - Near Keyport, on Friday, August 14th, Mrs. Sarah T. VanMater, aged 88 years and 10 months.
WALKER - At Keyport, on Wednesday, August 19th, John Walker, aged 70 years.
Source: Red Bank Register, August 26, 1896