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Mrs. Matilda E. Williams Has a Hemorrhage and Dies Instantly

Last Friday night Mrs. Matilda E. Williams, wife of David R. Williams of Freehold, attended the prayer meeting at the West End Presbyterian chapel at that place apparently in the best of health and spirits. She returned home and stepped on the front porch, and pleasantly tapped on the window to a member of her family inside the house. Then she started for the door, but before she had gone more than two or three steps she uttered a cry of pain, and as her family ran to her assistance she had a severe hemorrhage and in less than five minutes was dead. She was 32 years of age. She was a native of Dayton and formerly lived at Englishtown, but moved to Freehold about a year ago. Her husband and one child survive her. Mr. Williams in the engineer of the Zimmerman bicycle factory at Freehold.


George Cooper

George Cooper of Red Bank, a civil engineer and surveyor, died at his home on Rector place last Thursday night from neuralgia of the heart, combined with an attack of nervous prostration. His sickness was of less than two weeks' duration, and it was not considered serious until a few days before his death. He was born in New York city, but his parents moved to Red Bank when he was five years old and he had lived here ever since. He had been an expert witness in many important cases tried in the Monmouth courts, where surveys were needed as part of the testimony. He was the engineer engaged by the Atlantic Highlands association to lay out that town when it was first started, and more recently he had surveyed and plotted the Hoey estate at Hollywood, when it was offered for sale. He was 64 years old. He leaves a widow, who was Miss Arabella Huff of Keyport, and he also leaves a son and daughter. He was a brother of Jehu P. Cooper of Middletown and Dr. James E. Cooper of Shrewsbury.

The funeral was held his late home on Monday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. F. R. Harbaugh, assisted by Revs. J. K. Manning and Robert MacKellar. The bearers were J. A. Throckmorton, John S. Applegate, J. Trafford Allen, Samuel W. Mofford, Dr. R. F. Borden and Isaac H. Adlem.

Mrs. Nancy Longstreet.

Mrs. Nancy Longstreet, widow of Capt. Bloomfield Longstreet, died at her home in Red Bank on Thursday, aged 66 years. Her death was caused by a complication of diseases. She had been an invalid for the past fourteen years. Ten years ago she lost the use of her legs. She was born near Manasquan. The funeral was held from her late home on Borden street on Monday morning and was conducted by Rev. J. K. Manning. The funeral was at Manasquan. She left six children. They are Alonzo, Bloom field and Lillian Longstreet and Mrs. Annie Stilwell of Red Bank; Edward, of New York, and Mrs. Ada Parker of Fair Haven.

Miss Minnie Budd.

Miss Minnie Budd, daughter of Joseph Budd, died at Eatontown on Sunday aged 18 years. She had been in poor health for over a year. She had taken an active part in making preparations for the Christmas entertainment in the Methodist church, and on Tuesday night was taken sick, it is supposed from overwork. She was a member of the Methodist church and was prominent in the church societies. Her funeral will be held on Thursday morning at half-past nine o'clock at the house and an hour later at the church.

Joseph R. Dubois.

Joseph R. DuBois of Tennent died suddenly in the carriage shop of Aaron Sutphin at Tennent on Tuesday night of last week, aged about 56 years. He had been playing cards with a number of other persons but withdrew from the game, complaining that he felt sick. He lay down in a corner of the room and the others went on playing. When the game was finished DuBois was found to be dead. His death was caused by apoplexy. He was unmarried and leaves a sister and a brother.

Grace Longstreet

Grace, the three-year-old daughter of Bloomfield Longstreet of Spring street, died on Friday night. She had been sick with diphtheria but had recovered from this disease. She caught a heavy cold, and in her weakened condition could not rally.


  • BUDD - At Eatontown, on Sunday, December 29th, Minnie, daughter of Joseph Budd, aged 18 years.

  • DuBOIS - At Tennent, on Tuesday, December 24th, Joseph R. DuBois, aged about 56 years.

  • LONGSTREET - At Red Bank, on Thursday, December 56th (26th), Mrs. Nancy Longstreet, aged 66 years and 6 months.

  • LONGSTREET - At Red Bank, on Friday, December 27th, Grace, daughter of Bloomfield Longstreet, aged 3 years and 9 months.

  • HOUSEL - At Asbury Park, on Wednesday, December 25th, Mrs. Emma Housel, aged 61 years.

  • PULLEN - Clarksburg, on Saturday, December 21st, Albert, son of Taylor Pullen.

    Source: Red Bank Register, January 1, 1896

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