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Col. W. P. Thompson.

Col. W. P. Thompson, general manager of the National Lead company and owner of Brookdale farm at Lincroft, died of pneumonia at his New York residence on Monday morning, aged 59 years. He had been sick only a short time. He was born in Wheeling, Virginia, and was the son of the late Judge George W. Thompson. He fought on the Confederate side during the late war, being captain of the Fairmount Grays. After the war he became engaged in the oil business and at one time was vice-president of the Standard oil company. He bought the Brookdale farm from the estate of D. D. Withers about three years ago. He had done much towards raising the standard of racing since he had been connected with the turf, and his stable of horses is the equal of any in this country. It is thought that his two sons will retain the ownership of Brookdale farm, and will continue the raising and racing of horses.

Mrs. Jane Megie.

Mrs. Jane Megie died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jennie W. Phelan, at Long Branch, on Saturday, January 25th, aged 86 years. The day before her death she was stricken with paralysis, and she immediately became unconscious, in which condition she died.

Sarah Reevey

Miss Sarah Reevey of Fair Haven, aged 94 years, died last Sunday from old age. The body was buried in White Ridge cemetery to-day. Mrs. Reevey was a widow. She leaves a sister at Rumson who is 96 years old.

Mrs. Elizabeth Sweeney.

Mrs. Elizabeth Sweeney, wife of John Sweeney, died at Long Branch on Monday of last week, aged 60 years. Her death was caused by heart disease. She was married twice and leaves a son by her first marriage.

William W. Megronigle.

William W. Megronigle died at Atlantic Highlands on Thursday, aged about 40 years. His death was due to pneumonia. He was a carpenter by trade. He leaves a widow and three children.

William H. C. Conover.

William H. C. Conover, son of Peter H. Conover, a former resident of Freehold, died at Seattle, Washington, on Saturday, January 25th, aged 39 years. His death was caused by throat consumption.

Miss Mary E. Hartnett.

Miss Mary E. Hartnett, daughter of Michael Hartnett, died from consumption near Freehold on Thursday, January 23d. She was 21 years old and had been sick for a long time.

Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan, who lived at Cliffwood for many years, died at that place last Thursday. His death was caused by typhoid pneumonia. He leaves a wife and four children.

Lewis H. Coy.

Lewis H. Coy, son of Lewis and Mary E. Coy of Fair Haven, died of pneumonia last Thursday. He was twenty years old. The burial was in White Ridge cemetery.

Mrs. Mary A. Collins.

Mrs. Mary A. Collins, wife of John Collins, died at Cliffwood on Sunday of last week from consumption. She was 26 years old.


  • BARKER - at Long Branch, on Saturday, January 25th, Mrs. Mary R. Barker, aged 68 years.

  • COLLINS - At Cliffwood, on Sunday, January 26th, Mary A., wife of John Collins, aged 26 years.

  • CONOVER - At Seattle, Washington, on Saturday, January 25th, William H. C. Conover, formerly of Freehold, aged 39 years.

  • DAY - At Asbury Park, on Tuesday, January 28th, George Day, aged 68 years.

  • HANKINS - At Long Branch, on Thursday, January 30th, Augustus Hankins, aged 48 years.

  • HARTNETT - Near Freehold, on Thursday, January 23d, Miss Mary E. Hartnett, aged 21 years.

  • JONES - At Long Branch, on Tuesday, January 28th, Miss Amanda Jones, aged 65 years.

  • MEGIE - At Long Branch, on Saturday, January 25th, Mrs. James Megie, aged 86 years.

  • MEGRONIGLE - Atlantic Highlands, on Thursday, January 30th, William W. Megronigle, aged about 40 years.

  • REEVEY - At Fair Haven , on Thursday, January 30th, Raymond, son of John Reevey, aged 9 years.

  • RYAN - At Cliffwood, on Thursday, January 30th, Michael Ryan.

  • SWEENEY - At Long Branch, on Monday, January 27th, Mrs. Elizabeth Sweeney, aged 60 years.

  • THOMPSON - At New York, on Monday, February 3d, Col. W. P. Thompson of Lincroft, aged 59 years.

  • UPSHIRE - At Long Branch, on Wednesday, January 29th, Frank Upshire, aged 43 years.

  • WHITE - At Bradley Beach, on Wednesday, January 29th, Mrs. Samuel S. White.

    Source: Red Bank Register, February 5, 1896

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