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Daniel P. Smock.

Daniel P. Smock, a well-known farmer in Atlantic township, died from kidney disease on Sunday of last week, aged 84 years. He was born on the farm where he died and had lived on it all his life. He was a direct descendant of Hendrick M. Smock, who emigrated from Holland to this country in 1654. During his lifetime he gave much attention and time to experiments with different methods of crop raising and cultivation, and many modern ideas of farming were originated by him. He was for many years a member of the Reformed church and he had been a member of the old Brick church at Marlboro for over half a century. He and the late Rev. Garret C. Schenck were the applicants for a road through their property to the village of Marlboro. After eighteen years of litigation the road was opened last spring. Mr. Schanck never held any public office other than that of township committeeman. A widow and five children, two sons and three daughters, survive him.

Mrs. Sarah Bennett.

Mrs. Sarah Bennett died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Louis Schwartz, at Freehold, last Wednesday. Shortly before her death she had returned home from a drive with her son, Thompson Bennett. She sat down to the table and ate her dinner, and to all appearance was in her usual condition of health. As she arose from the table she fell backward and died in a few minutes. She was 91 years old and had been deaf and nearly blind for a number of years. Her mental faculties were unimpaired. Besides the two children above mentioned she leaves another daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Leming of Harmony.

Mrs. Emeline Joy.

Mrs. Emeline Joy died at the home of her daughter at Keansburg on Friday, January 31st. Death was caused by old age. Mrs. Joy was born in the northern part of New York state and moved to Keansburg several years ago. Her home was with her daughter, Mrs. Charles Tilton. She had been confined to her bed about three weeks. She had been a member of the Methodist church for many years and at the time of her death she was connected with St. John's Methodist church at Keyport. She was 83 years of age and leaves three daughters and one son, all of whom are married.

Rev. E. C Scudder.

Rev. E. C. Scudder, who was for six years pastor of the Asbury Park Reformed church, died from the effects of a stroke of paralysis at San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, February 1st, aged 68 years. He was first stricken with paralysis about two years ago, and he had been in poor health ever since. About two months ago he went to San Antonia, hoping that the change of climate would be of benefit to him. He was born in Ceylon, and for 24 years was a missionary in India. He leaves a widow and four children.

Mrs. Alice H. Frake.

Mrs. Alice H. Frake, widow of William R. Frake, died at her home on Bank street on Sunday, from heart trouble. The interment will be made to-day at the Yellow Meeting-house, near Imlaystown. Mrs. Frake leaves three sons, Charles A. Frake of Brooklyn and Elvin H. Frake and Oliver G. Frake of Red Bank. She was 58 years old.

John H. Merrell.

John H. Morrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Morrell of Holmdel, died from an attack of spinal meningitis last Thursday morning at five o'clock, aged 27 years. The body was buried in the Holmdel cemetery on Sunday. The bearers were James Crawford, John Crawford, Wood Megee and William Megee.

Halstead Wainwright, Jr.

Halsted, the youngest son of H. H. Wainwright of Manasquan, died of cerebro-spinal meningitis on Tuesday of last week. About a month ago he fell and struck the back of his head against a desk while at school and this was the primary cause of his death.

Jane Smock.

Jane Smock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Smock of Holmdel, died from whooping cough on Monday of last week, aged three years and eleven months. The interment was made the following Monday.

Mrs. Mary H. Dutch.

Mrs. Mary H. Dutch, a sister of Alfred Morford of New Monmouth, died at Chicago on Tuesday of last week. She leaves a husband and three children. She was a native of New Monmouth.

Mrs. Rose Whalen.

Mrs. Rose Whalen, wife of John Whalen, died near Navesink last night. She was 50 years old. Her death was caused by apoplexy. She leaves five children. Her funeral will be held from her home on Friday morning at nine o'clock and at St. Agnes's church at Atlantic Highlands one hour later.


  • BENNETT - At Freehold, on Wednesday, February 5th, Mrs. Sarah Bennett, aged 91 years.

  • FRAKE - At Red Bank, on Sunday, February 9th, Mrs. Alice H. Frake, aged 58 years.

  • HORN - At Freehold, on Saturday, February 1st, John L., son of John Horn, aged 5 years.

  • HENNESSEY - At Cliffwood, on Wednesday, January 5th, William Hennesssey, aged 53 years.

  • JOY - At Keansburg, on Friday, January 31st, Mrs. Emeline Joy, aged 88 years.

  • MORAN - At Long Branch, on Monday, February 6th, Lizzie C. Moran, aged 9 years.

  • MORRELL - At Holmdel, on Thursday, February 6th, John H. Morrell, aged 27 years.

  • MESEROLL - At North Long Branch, on Tuesday, February 7th, Millicent, daughter of Rev. G. S. Meseroll, aged 6 years.

  • ROGERS - At New York city, on Friday, February 7th, Mrs. Mary Rogers, aged 35 years.

  • SMOCK - In Atlantic township, on Sunday, February 2d, Daniel P. Smock, aged 84 years and 1 month.

  • SCUDDER - At San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, February 1st, Rev. E. C. Scudder of Asbury Park, aged 68 years.

  • SMOCK - At Holmdel, on Monday, February 3d, Jane, daughter of Lawrence Smock, aged 8 years and 11 months.

  • WHALEN - Near Navesink, on Tuesday, February 11th, Mrs. Rose Whalen, aged 58 years.

  • WAINWRIGHT - At Manasquan, on Tuesday, February 4th, Halstead, son of Halstead H. Wainwright, aged 6 years.

    Source: Red Bank Register, February 12, 1896

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