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Forman Morris, an old resident of Red Bank, died at his home on Broad street, on Sunday afternoon aged 74years and 7 months. On Tuesday afternoon he was stricken with paralysis. He was rendered unconscious, and up to his death he was unable to speak and did not apparently recognize anyone. He had been failing in health since the death of his son, Joseph V. Morris, about two years ago. Since winter set in he had not left he house.
He was born near Tinton Falls and had lived in this vicinity all his life. When a young man he learned the carpenter trade and had built many buildings in this part of the county, among them being the Presbyterian church of Red Bank. About five years ago he gave up active work.
He joined the Presbyterian church when it was first started in Red Bank and had been prominently identified with it ever since, and was a deacon for a number of years. On January 18th, 1850, he married Miss Margaret VanCleaf of Rumson, and she and three children survive him. The children are Mrs. Daniel H. Smock of Holmdel and Mrs. Annie A. Conover and Ensley E. Morris of Red Bank. His funeral was held from his home this afternoon at two o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. F. R. Harbaugh. The interment was at Fair View.
Edward Fenton, who had been a resident of Lincroft for over thirty years, died at that place yesterday afternoon of paralysis of the brain. He was 76 years old. He had been a sufferer with asthma and bowel complaint for the past two years. Two weeks ago his condition became worse and he took to his bed. A day or two later he was stricken with paralysis. Mr. Fenton, when he first moved to Lincroft, kept the hotel at that place. He gave up this business in a few years and bought the farm which he owned at the time of his death. He was considered a good judge of horses and was engaged in horse training in connection with farming. He leaves a widow and seven children. The children are John, Edward, Jane and Josephine Fenton, and Mrs. Robert Tilton of Lincroft, Frank Fenton of Deal Beach and Mrs. Alfred Applegate of Middletown township. The funeral will be held from the house on Friday afternoon at one o'clock.
Howard R. Tilton.
Howard R. Tilton, son of William Tilton, died at Holmdel on Thursday, aged 26 years. He had been sick for a number of years with consumption. He was employed at Belmar, but a few weeks ago his condition became such that he had to quit work and go home. He was an American Mechanic and was a member of the council at Belmar. His funeral was held on Sunday afternoon from the Holmdel Reformed church. The services were conducted by Rev. Garrett Wyckoff. The interment was in the Holmdel cemetery. The pall bearers were members of the lodge of which he was a member.
Louis W. Newman.
Louis W. Neumann died on Monday morning of consumption at his home on Leroy place. He had been sick with consumption for more than two years, and had been confined to the house at intervals during that time. He was born in Newark and was 36 years old. In 1887 he married Miss Cornelia Morton, daughter of Walter H. Morton of Red Bank, and has lived in Red Bank since that time. He leaves a widow and two small children, a boy and a girl. The funeral will be held to-morrow afternoon at two o'clock at his late home.
Mrs. Henrietta Hubbard.
Mrs. Henrietta Hubbard, widow of Robert Hubbard, died suddenly at Long Branch on Sunday of last week, aged 62 years. She had been sick for some weeks previous to her death, but the day before she died her condition was seemingly no worse than usual. She did not rise at her accustomed time, and one of her sons went to her room to awaken her. He found her dead in bed. She leaves four children. They are Mrs. Charles White of Eatontown and John, James and George Hubbard of Long Branch.
William W. Embley.
William W. Embley, who had been engaged in the carriage business at Asbury Park for many years, died suddenly at that place on Monday of last week, aged 63 years. On the day of his death he was taken sick at his place of business. A doctor was summoned and he prescribed for him. Shortly afterward Mr. Embley went to his home, where he died within a few hours after his arrival. He leaves a widow and one daughter.
Mrs. Eleanor C. Robinson.
Mrs. Eleanor C. Robinson died at West Freehold on Tuesday of last week, aged 65 years. Death was caused by paralysis, with which she had been stricken on the Friday preceding her death. She was the widow of Robert C. Robinson, and a daughter and two sons survive her.
John F. Runyan.
John F. Runyan, who for many years, was in the grocery business at Keyport, died at West Farms, New York, on Tuesday of last week, aged 43 years. His death was caused by pneumonia. He had been married three times. He leaves a widow, and a daughter by his second wife.
Rev. Daniel Geoghegan.
Rev. Daniel Geoghegan, formerly pastor of the Catholic church at New Monmouth, died at the home of his parents at Brooklyn last Wednesday. He was 39 years old. His death was caused by pneumonia, with which he had been sick two weeks.
William J. Briggs.
William J. Briggs died from Bright's disease at Oceanic early this morning, aged 47 years. He leaves a widow and several children. His funeral will be held from the chapel of the Holy Communion at Fair Haven, on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock.
BRIGGS - At Oceanic, on Wednesday, January 22d, Wm. J. Briggs, aged 47 years.
COOPER - At Asbury Park, on Tuesday, January 14th, the infant son of David W. Cooper.
EMBLEY - At Asbury Park, on Monday, January 13th, Wm W. Embley, aged 63 years.
FENTON - At Lincroft, on Tuesday, January 21st, Edward Fenton, aged 76 years.
GRIGGS - At Asbury Park, on Tuesday, January 14th, Jessie A., daughter of Addison R. Griggs, aged 10 years and 9 months.
GRANT - At West Grove, on Monday, January 18th, Harold, son of Harry Grant, aged 15 months.
HOLT - At Matawan, on Monday, January 6th, Anna Randolph Holt, daughter of Sarah E. and the late Charles Holt, aged 38 years.
HUBBARD - At Long Branch, on Sunday, January 13th, Mrs. Henrietta Hubbard, aged 62 years.
POWERS - At Cliffwood, on Tuesday, January 14th, Mrs. Mary Powers, aged 65 year.
ROSS - At Long Branch, on Wednesday, January 15th, Miss Phebe Ross.
RUNYAN - At West Farms, N. Y., John F. Runyan, formerly of Keyport.
ROBINSON - At West Freehold, on Tuesday, January 14th, Eleanor C., widow of Robert C. Robinson, aged 65 years.
ROGERS - At Tennent, on Tuesday, January 14th, Mrs. Margaret Rogers.
SCHANCK - At Ocean Grove, on Sunday, January 12th, Mildred, daughter of Garret Schanck, aged 3 years and 2 months.
Wills and Estates:
Joseph J. Ely's Will.
A contest is going on over the will of Joseph J. Ely, who died some time ago in Millstone township. He left property inventoried at $32,000. He made his will two years ago, and left almost all of his property to his two sons. His two daughters were bequeathed a trifling sum. The daughters are trying to break the will on the ground of undue influence. The hearing in the case was begun last Wednesday and is being continued today. The children are Addison Ely of Millstone township, Stephen D. Ely of Hightstown, Mrs. Margaret Perrine of Cranbury and Mrs. Catherine A. Slater of Jersey City.
Source: Red Bank Register, January 22, 1896