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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   October 21,   1896


Mrs. Elizabeth A. Stilwell.

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Stilwell, widow of Elias Stilwell, died of a complication of diseases at Navesink on Sunday, aged 62 years. She had been sick for two months and was confined to her bed for five weeks. She was born in Virginia. When she was about twelve years old she moved to Navesink and had lived there continuously since that time. She was an active member of Zion church for forty years. Four children survive her. They are Mrs. Irene James and Mrs. Lauretta Lyons of New York; Mrs. Charles Green of Orange and Dr. J. A. Stilwell of Newark. Her funeral was held yesterday afternoon from her late home. The interment was in the Navesink cemetery.

Michael Kuhn.

Michael Kuhn died of cancer of the stomach at Oceanic on Friday, aged 56 years. He leaves a widow and four children. He was born in Europe and emigrated to this country about thirty years ago. Shortly after coming to this country he moved to Oceanic. He was a member of the Oceanic hook and ladder company, and the members of that company attended his funeral, which was held on Monday. The services were conducted by Rev. R. F. Crozier. The pall bearers were Tunis Barkalow, Henry Riddle, Charles Allen and Thomas O'Rourke.

Mrs. Sarah J. Quackenbush.

Mrs. Sarah J. Quackenbush died at Freehold on Tuesday, October 6th, of hemorrhage of the lungs, aged 72 years. She had been a member of the Methodist church for sixty years, and took an active interest in church work until she lost her strength in her declining years. She leaves three children. They are Mrs. Mary E. Messlor of Monmouth Junction; Mrs. Catherine M. Hankinson of Freehold, and Mrs. Euphemia Dixon of Brooklyn. She also leaves seventeen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Mary Burliln.

Mrs. Mary Burlin died at Eatontown on Saturday, aged 77 years. Her death was caused by a complication of diseases, with which she had been sick about a year. She was born in Eatontown and had lived there all her life. Two children survive her. They are Mrs. Catherine Aumack and Edward Burlin, both of Eatontown. Her funeral was held yesterday afternoon at half-past one o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Dewitt Fay ad the interment was in the Branchburg cemetery.

Emeline Eastwood.

Mrs. Emeline Eastwood died at Long Branch on Friday, October 2d, aged 81 years. She had been in good health up to within a week of her death, and previous to this illness she had never been confined to her bed with sickness. She was born at West end and was the daughter of Garrett Wyckoff. In 1836 she married Lewis Eastwood, who died in 1875. She leaves two children, Enos Eastwood and Mrs. Henry Campbell.

Miss Georgianna A. Compton.

Miss Georgianna A. Compton, daughter of Seeley Compton of Keansburg, died suddenly on Tuesday of last week, aged 27 years. She had suffered from heart disease for more than two years. A half-hour before her death she was working about the house. She became suddenly sick and went to bed and died in a short time. Her funeral was held on Sunday.

George W. Roszel.

George W. Roszel died suddenly at Etra, in Millstone township, of paralysis. He had been out in the yard chopping wood. He brought an armful of the wood in the house and sat down in a rocking chair and died immediately. He had previously had several paralytic strokes. He was 81 years old and leaves a widow and eight children.

Miss Henrietta Conover.

Miss Henrietta Conover, daughter of John B. Conover of Freehold, died last week, aged 28 years. She had been sick with rheumatism for eight years and for the past four years she had been confined to her bed. She was a member of the Reformed church of that place.

Hezekiah Hires.

Hezekiah Hires died of typhoid fever at Freehold on Friday, October 9th, aged 48 years. He had lived at Colt's Neck until about eight months ago, when he bought a house at Freehold and moved to that place. A widow and two children survive him.


  • BURLIN - At Eatontown, on Saturday, October 15th, Mrs. Mary Burlin, aged 77 years.

  • CONOVER - At Freehold, on Sunday, October 11th, Henrietta, daughter of John B. Conover, aged 28 years.

  • COMPTON - At Keansburg, on Tuesday, October 13th, Miss Georgianna Compton, aged 27 years and 4 months.

  • DAVISON - At Headden's Corner, on Sunday, October 18th, the infant son of Joseph Davison.

  • DENNIS - At Manasquan, on Wednesday, October 14th, Mrs. George Dennis.

  • GAIGE - At Fair Haven, on Wednesday, October 14th, the infant daughter of E. E. Gaige.

  • HIRES - At Freehold, on Friday, October 9th, Hezekiah Hires, aged 48 years.

  • KUHN - At Oceanic, on Friday, October 16th, Michael Kuhn, aged 56 years.

  • POOLE - At Red Bank, on Tuesday, October 20th, George W., son of Charles Poole, aged 1 year and 10 months.

  • ROGERS - At Asbury Park, on Saturday, October 10th, Mrs. Rachel S. Rogers, aged 81 years.

  • SCOFIELD - At Elberon, on Wednesday, October 14th, Ebenezer Scofield of New York, aged 56 years.

  • WINANS - At Long Branch, on Sunday, October 11th, Frank, son of Henry M. Winans, aged 8 years.

    Source: Red Bank Register, October 21, 1896

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