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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   February 26,   1896

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William Thompson.

William Thompson, the oldest son of Gordon Thompson, a well-known farmer living near Chapel Hill, died on Thursday morning of last week of consumption. He was nineteen years old, and was born and had always lived in the vicinity of Chapel Hill, and until recently he had attended the public school there. He was sick only a short time. He had many friends and was a universal favorite in the neighborhood where he lived. The funeral was held at his father's residence on Sunday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. W. H. J. Parker of Middletown. It was very largely attended, and the esteem in which he was held was betokened by the unusually large gathering. There were many floral tributes, among them being a very beautiful floral piece of calla lilies from his former schoolmates.

Mrs. Mary A. Truswell.

Mrs. Mary A. Truswell, widow of Thomas Truswell, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Springsteen, south of Tinton Falls, last Tuesday, aged 80 years. She was born in Troy, England, in 1816. She had lived with Mr. and Mrs. Springsteen for a number of years. She leaves three children, William and Thomas Truswell of Brooklyn, and Mrs. Jane Mosher of Portchester, New York. Her death was due to old age. Mrs. Truswell had made four trips across the Atlantic ocean. The funeral was held on Friday and the remains were buried in the Colt's Neck cemetery. The pallbearers were John Murphy, Sr., Daniel Polhemus, John VanKirk and William Brewer.

Forman Woolley.

Forman Woolley of Eatontown died on Tuesday of last week of heart disease. He was 84 years old. Mr. Woolley was a widower and leaves four children. The children are Augustus Woolley of Long Branch; Walter Woolley, who now lives in the West; Mrs. Lauren Lee of New York; and William Thorne of Eatontown. Mr. Woolley was born at Nut Swamp and has lived at Eatontown since 1819. The body was buried in the the Quaker burying ground at Shrewsbury on Thursday.

William H. McDermott.

William H. McDermott died at Eatontown on Friday, aged 52 years. He was a widower and leaves no children. For the past ten years he had boarded at Charles Breece's. His death was due to consumption. The body was buried in Woodlawn cemetery at Jamesburg on Monday. The pall bearers were Dewitt Dangler, John Morris, James McCreary, Jacob Dickson, William Cook and George Ferry.

William H. Marshall.

William H. Marshall, at one time road master of the New York and Long Branch railroad, died at VanBuren, Arkansas, about two weeks ago. He left Red Bank about ten years ago and went West. He had been road master on the Arkansas and Arkansas Valley railroad for a number of years. He was well known in this vicinity and had a host of friends here.

Mrs. Sarah Atchison.

Mrs. Sarah Atchison died at West Long Branch on Tuesday of last week after a long sickness with consumption. The funeral was held on Thursday and the remains were buried in the West Long Branch cemetery. She leaves a husband and five children, the children being Mrs. William Tully, Selena, Elizabeth, Hannah and James Atchison.

Mrs. John H. Parker.

Mrs. John H. Parker, a summer resident of West Long Branch, died suddenly at her home in New York on Tuesday of last week of appendicitis. The body was taken to West Long Branch on Saturday for burial. Mrs. Parker leaves a husband, but no children.

James G. Burnside.

James G. Burnside, died at the home of his son-in-law, Daniel Test, at Ely last Wednesday, aged 77 years. His death was caused by kidney disease. He was a native of Ireland and had lived in Canada for many years. He leaves four children.

John Layton.

John Layton died at Poplar on Friday morning of pneumonia. He was 70 years old.

Two Deaths from Diphtheria.

Two children of Mrs. John H. Cavanaugh of Shrewsbury died of diphtheria last week. Annie, a little girl seven years old, died on Saturday, and an infant son died on Sunday. Mrs. Cavanaugh's eldest daughter has the disease and is in a critical condition. Another child has recovered from the disease. Mrs. Cavanaugh lost her husband about two years ago, and since his death she has had to work out to support her family. During the sickness of the children she has been unable to leave them and consequently is very much in need. She lives on the Delafield Smith place. An entertainment for the benefit of Mrs. Cavanaugh will be given in St. James's hall on March 12th.


  • BROWN - In Marlboro township, on Friday, February 14th, Mrs. James A. Brown, aged 81 years.

  • CAVANAUGH - At Shrewsbury, on Sunday, February 23d, Frank, infant son of Mrs. John B. Cavanaugh.

  • CAVANAUGH - At Shrewsbury, on Saturday, February 22d, Annie, daughter of Mrs. John H. Cavanaugh, aged 7 years.

  • DAVENPORT - At Englishtown, on Monday, February 17th, Mrs. Jane Davenport, aged 75 years.

  • HEDDEN - At Manasquan, on Saturday, February 15th, Mazie, daughter of George Hedden, aged 9 years.

  • JUSTICE - At Long Branch, on Tuesday, February 11th, infant son of John Justice.

  • LANE - At Wayside, on Thursday, February 13th, Peter Lane, aged 35 years.

  • LAYTON - At Poplar, on Friday, February 21st, John Layton, aged 70 years.

  • LIPPINCOTT - In Howell township, on Thursday, February 13th, Mrs. Sarah Lippincott, aged 72 years.

  • McDERMOTT - At Eatontown, on Friday, February 21st, William H. McDermott, aged 51 years.

  • QUINN - At Freehold, on Thursday, February 6th, Mrs. Elizabeth Quinn, aged 47 years.

  • ROBERTS - In Matawan township, on Tuesday, February 18th, Mrs. Harriet Roberts, aged 81 years.

  • SHERRAD - At Asbury Park, on Saturday, February 15th, Leonora H., wife of Oscar T. Sherrad, aged 38 years.

  • THOMPSON - At Long Branch, on Tuesday, February 11th, William Thompson, aged 9 years.

  • THORNE - At Keansburg, on Thursday, February 13th, Harry, infant son of William Thorne.

  • TRUSWELL - At Tinton Falls, on Friday, February 21st, Mrs. Mary A. Truswell, aged 80 years.

  • THOMPSON - At Chapel Hill, on Thursday, February 20th, William, son of Gordon Thompson, aged 19 years and 4 months.

  • VOGEL - Near Matawan, on Wednesday, February 19th, Minnie, daughter of Henry C. Vogel, aged 38 years.

  • WOOLLEY - At Morganville, on Monday, February 17th, John S. Woolley, aged 24 years.

  • WOOLLEY - At Eatontown, on Tuesday , February 17th, Forman Woolley, aged 84 years, 1 month and 8 days.

    Wills and Estates:

    William S. Jeffrey the Principal Beneficiary.

    John F. Jeffrey, who died in Ocean township last week, left an estate worth about $25,000. His will named his son, William S. Jeffrey, as executor. William S. Jeffrey is also the principal beneficiary under the will. He is left thirty shares of stock in the Long Branch banking company, valued at $240 a share. The West Long Branch Methodist church was bequeathed $200 and $100 was set aside for a tombstone. The balance of the estate is divided almost equally among eight heirs. They are Mrs. W. H. Mount, of Elberon; Mrs. Louisa L. Bolles, Mrs. Hannah A. Truex and John F. Jeffrey, of Asbury Park; Mrs. Kate King, of Belmar; and Mrs. Lottie Burr and Mrs. Lorena West of Long Branch. In addition to his share in the estate, John F. Jeffrey, who was a namesake of the late John F. Jeffrey, receives the family bible and a piece of land at Roanoke island.

    Source: Red Bank Register, February 26, 1896

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