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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   July 29,   1896


John C. Anderson.

John C. Anderson of Centerville, near Keyport, died on Saturday night about eight o'clock. He was 78 years old. He had been a hard working farmer all his life and his death was due to a general breaking down of his system. He leaves an estate valued at several thousand dollars, which consists principally of money out at interest. He leaves a widow and nine children, five daughters and four sons. The sons are Benjamin, who lived at home; Homer, the toll gate keeper on the Holmdel turnpike; John, a blacksmith at Keyport; and William, who is on A. Stoney's farm at Keyport. All of the daughters are married but one, Miss Mary Anderson, who is in the dressmaking business at Keyport. The others are Angeline wife of Robert G. Poole, a farmer of New Monmouth; Cornelia, wife of Thomas Morris, a carpenter and contractor of Keyport; Josephine, wife of William Swannell, a painter at Mechanicsville; and Ellen, wife of Robert Kelly, who is on one of Hon. William Henry Hendrickson's farms.

The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 1:30 from the house and 2:30 from the Baptist church of Keyport.

Charles J. Wilson.

Charles J. Wilson, a veteran of the late war, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward Tilton of Passaic, on Saturday. Mr. Wilson had been a resident of Colt's Neck for the past 25 years, where he had made many friends. He had been a member of Arrowsmith Post of Red Bank for twelve years. During the war he served in the 29th Regiment. He leaves a widow and four children. They are Mrs. Helen Douglass of Colt's Neck; Mrs. Emma Batchelor of Galveston, Texas; Henry Wilson of New Rochelle, New York; and Mrs. Edward Tilton of Passaic. His funeral was held this afternoon at the Reformed church at Colt's Neck. The services were conducted by Rev. C. E. Hill, chaplain of Arrowsmith Post.

Mrs. Josephine Hoey.

Mrs. Josephine Hoey, widow of the late John Hoey, died at Holywood on Tuesday of last week, aged 74 years. Her death was caused by a cancer, from which she had suffered since last May. When she was seventeen years old Mrs. Hoey began to study for the stage, and later appeared in parts with Joe Jefferson and other prominent actors of that day. She was married twice, her first husband being William H. Russell, from whom she secured a divorce on the grounds of desertion. Her second husband was the late John Hoey, who died two years ago. She leaves four children, William, George and Fred Hoey and Mrs. Charles R. Hone.

John W. Burtis, Sr.

John W.Burtis, Sr. died at Allentown on Thursday, aged 87 years. His death was caused by paralysis. He was born at New Egypt and in his youth worked on his father's farm. He taught school a couple of years and afterward kept a store at Hornerstown. About 1849 he again engaged in farming. He had been very successful and had amassed a fortune. He leaves two children, John W. Burtis, Jr., and Mrs. Sarah Satterthwait.

Mrs. Catherine Giblin.

Mrs. Catherine Giblin died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Hawkins of Washington street, this morning. She was about 72 years old and leaves three children. Her funeral will be held from St. James's church on Friday morning at eight o'clock.

Mrs. Rachael Heulitt.

Mrs. Rachael Heulitt, wife of John Heulitt, died at Allaire on Saturday, July 18th, aged 79 years. She had been a member of the Methodist church since her childhood. Her husband is 91 years old.

James L. Allgor.

James L. Allgor, who had been postmaster at New Bedford, in Wall township, for the past 25 years died last Wednesday. He was 76 years old and his death was caused by Bright's disease.

Mrs. Eliza French.

Mrs. Eliza French, widow of Alfred French, died at Matawan on Sunday of last week. Her death was caused by paralysis. She was 86 years old. Three daughters and one son survive her.

Mrs. Lydia A. West.

Mrs. Lydia A. West, wife of James West died of hasty consumption at Matawan on Saturday, July 18th, aged 47 years. She leaves four children.


  • ALLGOR - At New Bedford, on Wednesday, July 22d, James L. Allgor, aged 76 years.

  • ANDERSON - Near Keyport, on Saturday, July 25th, John C. Anderson, aged 78 years.

  • BURTIS - At Allentown, on Thursday, July 23d, John W. Burtis, Sr., aged 87 years.

  • FRENCH - At Matawan, on Sunday, July 19th, Mrs. Eliza French, aged 86 years and 9 months.

  • GIBLIN - At Red Bank, on Wednesday, July 29th, Mrs. Catharine Giblin, aged 72 years.

  • HEULITT - At Allaire, on Saturday, July 18th, Mrs. Rachel Heulitt, aged 79 years.

  • HOEY - At Hollywood, on Tuesday, July 21st, Mrs. Josephine Hoey, aged 74 years.

  • PRITCHARD - At Long Branch, on Wednesday, July 22d, George, infant son of James Pritchard.

  • SHAW - At Long Branch, on Wednesday, July 23d, Mildred, infant daughter of Irving Shaw.

  • WEST - At Matawan, on Saturday, July 18th, Lydia, wife of James West, aged 47 years and 4 months.

  • WILLIAMS - At Matawan, on Monday, July 20th, George Williams, aged 74 years.

  • WILSON - At Passaic, on Saturday, July 25th, Charles J. Wilson, formerly of Colt's Neck.

    Source: Red Bank Register, July 29, 1896

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