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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   May 27,   1896


Mrs. Sarah E. Asay.

Mrs. Sarah E. Asay, wife of Daniel Asay, died suddenly at her home on Catherine street on Sunday night, shortly after midnight of heart disease, aged 51 years. She had been a member of the Methodist church for a number of years and had attended service on Sunday night. Shortly after returning home from church she complained of feeling sick, but she seemingly grew better again. She went to bed and about midnight she awoke her husband and again complained of feeling sick. Mr. Asay went immediately for a doctor but she died about an hour later. She was conscious until her death.

Mrs. Asay had been married three times and six children survive her. They are J. V. Carver of Red Bank and William Carver of Philadelphia by her second marriage, and Mrs. Laura Morris of Red Bank, Mrs. H. B. Harrison of Jersey City, and Misses Susie and Nellie Asay of Red Bank. She was a member of the lodge of Daughters of Liberty. Her funeral was held this morning at the First Methodist church. The interment was at Fair View.

Mrs. Mary J. Fowler.

Mrs. Mary J. Fowler, wife of James Fowler, died at Seabright on Thursday morning, aged 54 years. Her death was due to cancer of the womb, from which she had been suffering for over a year. She had been a devoted member and steward of the Methodist church at Seabright for a number of years. Eight children survive her. They are James H., William R., John, Charles B. and Harry Fowler, Mrs. Brazilla Johnson, Stokes and Effie Fowler. All the children are married with the exception of the last two. The funeral services were held from the Seabright Methodist church on Sunday afternoon, Rev. W. S. Zane officiating. The interment was at Asbury Park.

John Carter.

John Carter died very suddenly at Port Monmouth on Thursday of heart disease. He went to bed the previous night with no pain and arose the next morning and ate a hearty breakfast. He went outside to feed the chickens, but soon came in complaining of a pain near this heart. Efforts were made to assuage the pain, but he died within two hours. Mr. Carter was 57 years old and leaves a widow and two sons. The sons are Edwin Carter of North Carolina and Fletcher Carter of Port Monmouth. The body was buried in the Keyport cemetery on Sunday.

Mrs. Hannah E. Conover.

Mrs. Hannah E. Conover died of Bright's disease at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. E. Henry Boardman, near Fair Haven, last Wednesday. She was 78 years old, and was a sister of Miss Jerusha Jones of Red Bank. She lived at Washington and was visiting Mrs. Boardman. Four children survive her. The funeral services were held on Thursday night at the house by Rev. S. W. Knipe and the body was taken to Philadelphia on Friday for burial.

James Angus.

James Angus, one of the earliest settlers at Asbury Park, died at that place on Friday, aged 80 years. He lived at Trenton during the winter but moved to his Asbury Park home several weeks ago on the advice of his doctor. The change proved of no benefit. He was prominent in the Presbyterian church and at the time the First Presbyterian church was built he contributed $5,000 towards it. He was very wealthy and leaves a son and a daughter.

John Jackson.

John Jackson, who lived near the Little Silver station, died on Sunday afternoon of a complication of diseases, aged 68 years. He had been sick but a short time, and he had taken to his bed only the day before his death. He lost a hand some years ago. A widow survives him. His funeral was held yesterday and was conducted by Rev. W. N. Dunnell, rector of All Saints' church, New York. The interment was at White Ridge cemetery.

Mrs. Deborah Halsey.

Mrs. Deborah Halsey, wife of Jacob Halsey, died at Port Monmouth on Tuesday of last week of heart disease. She was 81 years old and leaves a husband, three daughters and one son. The children are Mrs. Charles B. Lisk, Mrs. Wm. Ludlow and Mrs. Stephen Carhart, all of Port Monmouth, and George Halsey of Green Point, Long Island. The body was buried in the Green Grove cemetery at Keyport.

Mrs. Mary Stradling.

Mrs. Mary Stradling died at Ocean Grove on Tuesday of last week, aged 60 years. She had been sick with malarial fever and had been in the habit of taking small quantities of opium. It is thought that she died from accidentally taking an overdose of the drug. The doctor in attendance refused to give a burial permit, but one was issued by Coroner Cliver.

John Russ.

John Russ died at his home on East Front street last night, aged 62 years. He had been sick for the past five years and had been confined to his bed for over a year. He was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, and came to this country about twenty years ago. He leaves a widow but no children. His funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at two o'clock.

John Billings.

John Billings, a resident of Eatontown and a son of the late Stephen Billings, died in Bellevue hospital at New York on Sunday. He was 27 years old. His death was caused by Bright's disease. His body was sent by train to Little Silver yesterday and from there it was taken to West Long Branch, where it was buried.

Mrs. Evaline Morris.

Mrs. Evaline Morris, widow of John V. Morris of Long Branch, died last Friday morning after six weeks' sickness. Her husband died in 1864. She leaves five children, they being ex-Judge Charles Morris, John V. Morris, James Morris, Mrs. Charles A. Hallock of Huntington, L. I., and Addison Morris.

Harry M. Hendrickson.

Harry M. Hendrickson, son of Mrs. Henry Hendrickson, died at Fair Haven last Wednesday of consumption. He was 22 years old. He had been confined to the house since last October. The body was buried on Saturday in Fair View cemetery.

Mary H. Wilson.

Mary H. Wilson, wife of Edward Wilson, died at Freneau last Thursday of pleuro-pneumonia, aged forty years. She leaves ten children.


  • AUMACK - At Keyport, on Thursday, May 21st, Carrie E. daughter of Samuel Aumack, aged 8 years.

  • ASAY - At Red Bank, on Monday, May 25th, Sarah E., wife of Daniel Asay, aged 51 years and 8 months.

  • ANGUS - At Asbury Park, on Friday, May 22d, James Angus, aged 80 years.

  • BILLINGS - At New York, on Sunday, May 24th, John Billings of Eatontown, aged 27 years.

  • CONOVER - Near Fair Haven, on Wednesday May 20th, Mrs. Hannah Conover, aged 78 years.

  • CARTER - At Port Monmouth, on Thursday May 21st, John Carter, aged 57 years.

  • ENDERLIE - At Trenton, on Tuesday, May 19th, John Enderile of Long Branch, aged 42 years.

  • FOWLER - At Seabright, on Friday, May 22d, Mrs. James Fowler.

  • HEYER - At Hazlet, on Friday May 15th, Thomas L. Heyer, aged 47 years.

  • HALSEY - At Port Monmouth, on Tuesday, May 19th, Deborah, wife of Jacob Halsey, aged 81 years, 7 months and 19 days.

  • HENDRICKSON - At Fair Haven, on Wednesday, May 20th, Harry M. Hendrickson, aged 22 years.

  • JONES - At Keyport, on Tuesday May 19th, Viola, daughter of Garret Jones, aged 5 months.

  • JACKSON - At Little Silver, on Sunday, May 24th, John Jackson, aged 68 years.

  • LITTLE - At Fair Haven, on Sunday, May 17th, Mrs. William B. Little of a daughter.

  • MORRIS - At Long Branch, on Friday, May 23d, Evaline, widow of John V. Morris, aged 65 years.

  • MAY - At Avon, on Saturday, Maya 16th, Lester C., son of A. D. May, aged 19 years.

  • NEVIUS - At Middletown, on Tuesday, May 28th, Lavinia, daughter of John Nevius, aged 1 year and 3 months.

  • PATTERSON - At Oceanic, on Wednesday, May 20th, Mrs. James Patterson, of a son.

  • RUSS - At Red Bank, on Tuesday, May 28th, John Russ, aged 62 years.

  • STRADLING - At Ocean Grove, on Tuesday, May 19th, Mrs. Mary Stradling, aged 60 years.

  • WILSON - At Freneau, on Thursday, May 21st, Mary H., wife of Edward Wilson, aged 40 years and 10 months.

  • WHITE - At Long Branch, on Sunday, May 17th, the infant child of William White.

    Source: Red Bank Register, May 27, 1896

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