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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   July 22,   1896


His Ancestors Were Among the Earliest Settlers of Monmouth county - He Leaves a Widow and Four Children.

Chrineyonce S. Holmes died yesterday afternoon at his home at Holmdel, after a long sickness. He had been confined to his bed seven weeks, and it was known for more than a month past that he could not recover. He was 64 years old. The funeral will be held at his late residence on Friday afternoon at three o'clock, and will be conducted by Rev. Robert B. Fisher, pastor of the Holmdel Baptist church.

The Holmes family, of which Chrineyonce S. Holmes is a direct descendant, was one of the earliest which settled in Monmouth county. The family is descended from Rev. Obadiah Holmes, who came to this country in 1638. He settled in Massachusetts. Jonathan Holmes, one of his sons, settled in Monmouth county in 1650or thereabouts, and the family has been continuous residents of the county ever since. The township of Holmdel was named after the Holmes family, Mr. Holmes's present farm has been in possession of the Holmes family for several generations.

Mr. Holmes was twice married. His first wife was Lydia A. Smock, daughter of Emeline and Hendrick Smock of Holmdel. This marriage occurred in January, 1870. His first wife died about two and a half years after their marriage, leaving two children, Jonathan I. and Henry L. Holmes, both of whom are living. In November 1876, he married Mary Schenck Conover, widow of John W. Conover of Red Bank, who survives him. Mr. Holmes leaves two children by this marriage, Nellie S. and Chrineyonce, Jr.

Mr. Holmes was said to be the wealthiest farmer of Monmouth county with a single exception. He was one of the largest land owners in the most fertile part of the county, and he had in addition a great amount of other property. He was a most conscientious man, and his benefactions, though privately done, were without number. He was connected with the Baptist church of Holmdel and was one of its most liberal contributors. In politics he was a Democrat, but he could not be induced to accept office. His principal occupation was caring for his farm, but he was identified with various business organizations, including the Keyport and Holmdel turnpike company and the Keyport national bank.

Mrs. Elizabeth H. Thomas.

Mrs. Elizabeth Hutchinson Thomas died at Little Silver early Tuesday morning aged 82 years. About two years ago she was taken sick with pneumonia and since that time had been in poor health. She had been confined to her bed for several weeks. Mrs. Thomas was born at Allentown and was the widow of Rev. Richard W. Thomas of Philadelphia. She moved to Little Silver in 1863 and had lived there continuously up to the time of her death. She had been an active member of the Methodist church since her girlhood. She leaves three children. They are Mrs. John King of Brooklyn, Miss Hannah C. Thomas of Little Silver and Dr. J. D. Thomas of Philadelphia. Her funeral will be held from her late home to-morrow afternoon at two o'clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. Charles E. Hill of Red Bank, assisted by Rev. William Margerum of Little Silver. The interment will be in Evergreen cemetery at Little Silver.

Arthur Davis.

Arthur Davis, a well-known resident of South Eatontown, dead last Thursday of heart disease. He was 73 years old and left a wife and six children. He was a veteran of the late war and was a member of the Arrowsmith Post of Red Bank. During the war he served with the first New York Lincoln cavalry. At one time he also served on General Sheridan's staff. His children are Thomas Davis, William Davis, Mrs. George King, Mrs. Edward Gammin, Mrs. Charles Cotter, and Miss Emma Davis. The funeral was held on Sunday at one o'clock from the Presbyterian church at Eatontown. About thirty members of Arrowsmith Post attended the funeral. The sermon was preached by Rev. Thaddeus Wilson of Shrewsbury. Rev. Charles E. Hill, chaplain of Arrowsmith Post, took part in the services. The body was taken to the burying ground at South Eatontown for burial.

George Smith.

George Smith of Navesink, who was elected overseer of the poor in Middletown township last spring, died in the Trenton insane asylum on Tuesday of last week. Mr. Smith was taken sick shortly after he was elected to office. His brain was affected and about two months ago he was taken to the asylum. It was at first thought that he would recover, but this hope was soon abandoned. The body was taken to Navesink. The funeral was held on Friday at the home of his father, George D. Smith. The services were conducted by Rev. W. W. Ridgeley and Rev. J. B. Haines. The remains were buried in Fair View cemetery.

Mr. Smith was 45 years old. He leaves a widow and two children. The estate he leaves is small.

Charles Compton.

Charles Compton of Keansburg died in the insane asylum at Trenton last Friday. He had been employed as a salesman in a commission house in New York, which dealt in farmers' produce. He was 42 years old and leaves a widow and four children. The oldest child is about fifteen years of age. Mr. Compton showed first signs of derangement about two months ago. He grew worse and about five weeks ago he was taken to the asylum. The body was taken to his former home at Keansburg, where the funeral was held. The burial was at the Mechanicsville cemetery.

Mrs. Esther A. Sawyer.

Mrs. Esther A. Sawyer died at the home of her brother, Rev. Charles F. Downs, at West Long Branch last Wednesday, aged 64 years. Her death was caused by a cancer of the stomach, from which she had been suffering for the past six years. She had made her home with her brother for the past five years. She was a member of the Methodist church at Tuckerton for 54 years, and had been superintendent of the primary department of that church for thirty consecutive years. The body was taken to Tuckerton for burial on Friday and the funeral was held from the home of her brother, Josephus Downs. She leaves one son, Edwin A. Sawyer of Denver, Colorado.

Paul A. Jeannot.

Paul A. Jeannot, a wholesale jeweler of New York, died suddenly of heart disease at Little Silver last Wednesday. Mr. Jeannot was summering at Shrewsbury and had come down on the boat to Little Silver, from whence he started on his bicycle to Shrewsbury. Then in front of the Mulliner property he fell off his wheel. He was picked up and carried into the Mulliner house by a friend, who was riding with him. Dr. T. E. Ridgway of Red Bank, who was passing, was called in, but Mr. Jeannot was dead. His body was taken to New York, where the funeral was held.

John Eppeline.

John Eppeline, a retired confectioner, died at his home on Oakland street on Saturday, aged 80 years. His death was caused by heart disease. He was born in Hungary and was the son of a baron. He came to this country about fifty years ago. He leaves a widow and one son. His funeral was held from his house yesterday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. E. C. Hancock. The interment was at Shrewsbury.

Mrs. Anna Cole.

Mrs. Anna Cole died at the home of her son, William T. Cole, on Spring street, last Friday. She was 78 years old and was a daughter of the late Isaac F. Throckmorton of Tinton Falls, and was the widow of Samuel S. Cole. She was a member of the First Methodist church. Four children survive her. Her funeral was held on Sunday, the interment being at Fair View.

John H. Giberson.

John H. Giberson, a farmer who lived near Holmdel, died last night. He was 51 years old. Several days before his death he was stricken with paralysis. He became unconscious and remained so up to his death. A widow and one child survive him. His funeral will be held from the Holmdel Baptist church on Friday morning.

Enoch Brown.

Enoch Brown died suddenly at Allentown on Sunday of last week, aged 54 years. On the night of his death he had retired in seemingly good health. A short time after he had gone to bed his wife heard a noise in his bedroom and went in to investigate. She found her husband gasping for breath and he died in a few minutes.

Mrs. Catherine A. Magee.

Mrs. Catherine A. Magee, wife of James Magee, died at Manasquan last Wednesday. She was a former resident of Matawan. Two sons, James and M. D. L. Magee survive her.

Mrs. Jane Davison.

Mrs. Jane Davison, wife of Edgar Davison, died of dropsy in Freehold township on Sunday of last week, aged 75 years. She leaves two sons and two daughters.

Charles Ganta.

Charles Ganta of Eatontown died of consumption at a hospital in New York on Sunday of last week. He leaves a widow and one child.

Joseph Sutphin.

Joseph Sutphin died at Long Branch on Monday of last week from the effects of a paralytic stroke. He was 84 years old and leaves a widow.


  • BROWN - At Allentown, on Sunday, July 12th, Enoch Brown, aged 54 years.

  • COLE - At Red Bank, on Friday, July 17th, Mrs. Anna Cole, aged 78 years.

  • DAVISON - In Freehold township, on Sunday, July 12th, Jane, wife of Edgar Davison, aged 75 years.

  • EPPELINE - At Red Bank, on Saturday, July 18th, John Eppeline, aged 80 years and 11 months.

  • EARL - At Keyport, on Saturday, July 18th, Willatt T. Earl, aged 24 years and 11 months.

  • GIBERSON - Near Holmdel, on Tuesday, July 21st, John S. Giberson, aged 51 years.

  • HOLMES - At Holmdel, on Tuesday, July 21st, Chrineyonce S. Holmes, aged 63 years and 2 months.

  • IRELAND - At Keyport, on Tuesday, July 14th, Clarence, infant son of John Ireland.

  • JOHNSON - At Asbury Park, on Sunday, July 19th, Miss Bessie Johnson, aged 21 years.

  • SUTPHIN - At Long Branch, on Monday, July 13th, Joseph Sutphin, aged 84 years.

  • SAWYER - At West Long Branch, on Wednesday, July 15th, Mrs. Esther A. Sawyer, aged 64 years.

  • THOMAS - At Little Silver, on Tuesday, July 21st, Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, aged 82 years.

    Source: Red Bank Register, July 22, 1896

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