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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   July 7,   1896


Riviere H. Sneden.

Riviere H. Sneden, a member of the drug firm of Cooper & Sneden, died at his home on Riverside avenue on Friday aged 29 years and 10 months. His death was caused by catarrh of the stomach. On Monday of last week he was taken sick while at the store but managed to ride to his home on his bicycles. On arriving home he took to his bed and sank rapidly until his death.

Mr. Sneden was born in Red Bank and was the son of William S. Sneden. He had been engaged in the drug business ever since he left school. He was first employed in a drug store at Long Branch. Afterward he took a position in F. T. Chadwick's drug store in Red Bank. While there he passed the required examination before the state board of pharmacy and became a registered pharmacist. Nine years ago he entered the employ of James Cooper, Jr., at the corner of Broad and White streets. Four years later the firm of Cooper & Sneden was formed, Mr. Sneden being the junior partner.

A year ago last fall Mr. Sneden married Miss Anna G. Hubbard, daughter of James Hubbard of Middletown township. Since his marriage he has lived on Allen place, nearly opposite his father's house on Riverside avenue. He was very popular with the young men of the town, and was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge, the Red Men's tribe and the Shrewsbury canoe club.

The funeral was held on Monday afternoon at the house. The services were conducted by Rev. Robert MacKellar and the interment was at Fair View. The pall bearers were Joseph Applegate, Robert Barrows, John H. Mount, Whitall S. Hill, James Cooper, Jr., and Ensley E. Morris.

Edward Martin.

Edward Martin, who had been a farmer near West Freehold for nearly twenty years, died of apoplexy at that place on Sunday of last week, aged 76 years. About three years ago he had a stroke of paralysis and since that time he had been in feeble health.

Mr. Martin was born in Ireland and came to this country in 1848. He engaged in business in New York and was a member of the lace and linen importing firm of Martin & Morrison. In 1877 he bought a farm at West Freehold and lived on it up to the time of his death. Before moving to West Freehold he lived at Mount Vernon, where he held the office of supervisor. On leaving there he received a gift of a silver punch bowl by the citizens of that place, in acknowledgement of his services to the town. He was a Free Mason and belonged to the lodge at Freehold. A widow survives him.

Walter O'Connors.

Walter O'Connors, son of John O'Connors of Fair Haven, died at his home last Wednesday, aged 19 years. His death was due to an abcess with which he had been sick nearly six months. For a month previous to his death he was unable to be moved on account of the intense pain caused thereby. Ten days before he died Dr. Paul Kimball of Seabright and Dr. A. A. Armstrong of Fair Haven performed an operation, but it failed to produce the desired result. The funeral was held from St. James's church on Friday morning, and the interment was at Mount Olivet cemetery at Fair View. The pall bearers were Thomas Tobin, Patrick Martin, John Mahan, Michael Mulvihill, Charles Murphy and Joseph Hayes.

John A. Bowne.

John A. Bowne died from general debility near Marlboro last Wednesday, aged 76 years. He had been a farmer all his life but had retired from active work some years ago. He was unmarried.

Harry S. Quackenbush.

Harry S. Quackenbush, son of Mrs. Mary A. Quackenbush, died at Freehold on Friday, June 26th, aged 21 years. His death resulted from a sunstroke received about a week before his death.

Willie Kelly, the three-year-old son of William Kelly of Atlantic Highlands died on Sunday night. The boy had been delicate ever since his birth. The body was buried in Bay View cemetery yesterday afternoon.


  • BOWNE - Near Marlboro, on Wednesday, July 1st, John A Bowne, aged 76 years and 1 month.

  • CONNERS - Near Fair Haven, on Wednesday July 1st, Walter Connors, aged 19 years and 3 months.

  • KELLY - At Atlantic Highlands, on Sunday, July 5th, Willie, son of William Kelly, aged 3 years.

  • IDELL - At Bradley Beach, on Wednesday, July 1st, Alfred Idell, aged 72 years.

  • McCORMACK - At Freehold, on Monday, June 29th, Mary, wife of Jeremiah McCormack, aged 50 years.

  • MARTIN - At West Freehold, on Sunday, June 28th, Edward Martin, aged 76 years.

  • NEWBURY - At Glendola, on Tuesday, June 30th, Lizzie, daughter of John Newbury, aged 20 years.

  • QUACKENBUSH - At Freehold, on Friday, June 26th, Harry S. Quackenbush, aged 21 years.

  • SNEDEN - At Red Bank, on Friday, July 3d, Riviere H. Sneden, aged 29 years and 10 months.
    Killed at the Highlands.

    Michael McNahm of Burlington was struck by a train at the Highlands last Wednesday night and died from his injuries several hours later at the Long Branch.

    Source: Red Bank Register, July 7, 1896

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