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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   July 1,   1896


Cyrenius V. Golden.

Cyrenius V. Golden of West long Branch died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Winter, on Wallace street, Red Bank, on Friday afternoon, aged 82 years. His death was caused by a stroke of paralysis with which he was attacked about two weeks before his death.

Mr. Golden was the son of Matthias Golden and Catharine VanMater. He was born at Scobeyville. He learned the trade of tailor at Baptist-town, now Holmdel, and at Shrewsbury town. After working for a time in New York city he commenced business in Red Bank; but as the outlook was so much less promising there than it was in the then more prosperous village of Middletown, he moved to that place, where he afterward engaged in the mercantile business.

He bought the interest of the late Ezra Osborn and became a partner of Samuel & Golden, and he also continued his tailoring business, in both of which he prospered. In 1854 he moved to Oceanport and a year later to West Long Branch, where he spent the last 41 years of his life. He remained in business there about eleven years, when, in consequence of failing health, he retired and spent his time in light occupations out of doors.

He was always an earnest Methodist, having been converted when a very young man at the old Rumson Methodist church. He started the first Methodist class and prayer meeting ever held in Red Bank. When living in Middletown he was a member of the little Harmony church, where he served as superintendent in the Sunday-school, was a licensed exhorter, a class leader and a trustee, all at the same time. When he lived at Oceanport he joined the Methodist church at Eatontown, then under the pastorate of Rev. Thomas Hanlon, who is now president of the Pennington seminary. As there was no church at Oceanport he conducted class and prayer meetings weekly in different private houses there. When he moved to West Long Branch, then Mechanicsville, he united with the Methodist church there, the only one at the time nearer than Eatontown and Rumson.

He was the last of a family of ten children. He was the father of eight children, four of whom survive him. They are Mrs. Deborah B. Winters of Red Bank, William M. Golden of West Long Branch, Mrs. Annie M. P. Guy of Holmdel, and Mrs. Sarah E. Townley of Morristown. His wife, to whom he was most affectionately devoted, and with whom he had lived for about sixty years, died about two years ago.

The funeral was held on Monday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Winters at Red Bank, and later in the afternoon at the church at West Long Branch. Rev. E. C. Hancock of Red Bank and Rev. Charles F. Downs officiated. The interment was in the West Long Branch cemetery.

Marguerite Shomo.

Marguerite, the infant daughter of George Shomo, died on Tower Hill avenue last Thursday. She was one of the twins born to Mrs. George Shomo about six months ago. The funeral services took place at two o'clock on Saturday afternoon. The body was taken to Leedsville for burial.

Mrs. Catharine Post.

Mrs. Catharine Post, the oldest resident of Keyport, died on Tuesday night of last week of old age. She was 94 years old. She moved to Keyport in 1860, and had lived there ever since. She leaves two sons and a daughter.


  • COOK - At Manasquan, on Wednesday, June 24th, Julia A. Cook, aged 88 years.

  • HEYER - At Keyport, on Friday, June 26th, Wilmer, son of David A. and Martha Heyer, aged 8 days.

  • MOUNT - At Manasquan, on Wednesday, June 24th, Charles, son of Charles Mount, aged 19 years.

  • NEWMAN - At Southard, on Saturday, June 20th, Hiram Newman.

  • POST - At Keyport, on Tuesday, June 23d, Mrs. Catharine Post, aged 94 years, 4 months and 17 days.

  • SEAMAN - At Trenton, on Friday, June 19th, Walter A. Seaman of Ocean Grove.

    A Fisherman Drowned.

    Lewis Johnson , a fisherman, 24 years old, was drowned on Saturday off Wreck Pond at Spring Lake. With several other fishermen he had rowed out to haul in his nets. The rough sea capsized the boat. All but Johnson could swim. His body came ashore on Sunday morning.

    Wills and Estates:

    Business Property on Broad Street Divided Among Emma C. Truex, Viola F. Truex and Alvin Truex - Some of It to be Put on the Market.

    The Truex property on Broad street has been divided among the three children of the late John Truex. The children are Alvin Truex, Emma C. Truex and Viola F. Truex. John Truex died nearly twenty years ago. He left the income from the estate to his widow as long as she should live, and at her death the property was to go to the children.

    Mrs. Truex died a number of years ago. At her death some of the property was divided, a lot on Oakland street and some personal property going to Alvin, while a house and lot on Broad street, adjoining Grace church parsonage, went to the two sisters.

    The business property on Broad street, comprising the homestead adjoining the Elisha White property, and the stores occupied by Alvin Truex and Daniel S. Borden, was not divided until yesterday, when the three heirs signed an agreement for the division of this part of the estate. The property has a frontage of 120 feet on Broad street, and lies between the Presbyterian church and the White property. The north line runs at right angles with Broad street, but the south line runs back at a sharp angle toward the north, making the property only about half as wide in the rear as it is in the front. As the lots are about 200 feet deep, this interferes only slightly with the value of the lots.

    The persons selected by the heirs to act as appraisers were Robert Hance, Francis White and Tylee W. Throckmorton. Mr. Hance attended very few of the meetings and the principal work of making the division was done by Mr. White and Mr. Throckmorton. By the terms of the division Alvin Truex gets a lot 25 feet wide and running the full depth of the property, adjoining the White estate. The two sisters, Emma C. and Viola F., get a tract 75 feet wide and adjoining the first lot. The remaining piece, with a frontage of 29 feet on Broad street, also goes to Alvin. No part of this lot runs the full depth of the property, the angle at which the south line runs making it a three-cornered piece of ground. The part taken by the two sisters was not apportioned between them.

    The homestead is now partly on the north lot that goes to Alvin. This will be moved off in the spring and will be placed a little further to the south. The dividing line between the other property goes directly between the grocery store of Alvin Truex and the shoe shop of Daniel S. Borden. The building occupied by Mr. Borden goes to the sisters and the grocery building to Alvin.

    It is expected that the lot furthest to the north, and which is to be part of Alvin's share of the property, will be offered for sale as a business site early in the spring, as soon as the house is moved.

    Source: Red Bank Register, July 1, 1896

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