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Obituaries   >   New Jersey   >   September 23,   1896

His Widow Has the Use of All His Estate During Her Lifetime.

The will of the late Lewis S. Morris of Belford was probated about a week ago. It leaves all his real and personal property, amounting to about $5,000, to his widow for her use during her life. Upon her death two-thirds of what is left will go to his niece, Alida M. Roberts, wife of Edward H. Roberts. This niece made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Morris for several years and was brought up by them. The remaining third of the estate will be divided equally among Mr. Morris's brothers and sisters, of whom there are several. The will was made June 23d, 1896, and the witnesses were R. S. Snyder and J. Calvin Tilton.

A Will to be Contested.

Mrs. Rachel Cottrell of Matawan died on July 29th and left an estate valued at $25,000. In her original will she left equal shares of her estate to John F. Lisk, Mrs. John F. Lisk, Oscar F. Lisk, William Cottrell and Frank Lambertson of Matawan, Holmes Cottrell of Long Branch and Sylvanus Cottrell of Asbury Park. By codicils she altered the will so that Holmes and Sylvanus Cottrell and Frank Lambertson were to receive the interest on their shares during their lifetime and the principal was to be paid to their heirs at their death. Sylvanus Cottrell and Frank Lambertson have joined forces and will contest the will.


Edwin Fields.

Edwin Fields, a life - long resident of Eatontown township, died on Thursday, aged 84 years. He had been enfeebled from old age for the past year, but was able to be about the house. About six weeks ago he became much weaker and took to his bed. From that time he gradually grew worse until his death.

Mr. Fields was a farmer and was born in the house in which he died. It is known as the Fields homestead and was built in 1788. Two generations of his family lived in the house previous to his occupancy. About twenty years ago he retired from active life, and the management of his farm was turned over to his two sons, Ira and Joel Fields. About twenty years ago he served as a township committeeman, but never held any other political office. He was upright and scrupulously honest, and was a most charitable man. Besides his two sons, he leaves a widow and a daughter, the latter being Mrs. Basil Hendrickson of Freehold. His funeral, which was held on Sunday afternoon at his late home, was very largely attended and the house was not large enough to hold the people who came to pay their last respects to the dead. The services were conducted by Rev. Charles E. Hill of Red Bank and Rev. DeWitt Fay of Eatontown. The interment was in the family burial plot on the farm. The pall bearers were William Johnson, Bloomfield Wolcott, Robert Fay, William Aumack, William Lippincott and Daniel Wolcott.

Miss Mary C. O'Brien.

Miss Mary C. O'Brien, who lived at the junction of Spring street and Branch avenue, died of paralysis on Thursday, aged 54 years. She was the eldest daughter of the late Christopher O'Brien, and a sister of John O'Brien of Little Silver, and Frank O'Brien, who made his home with her. She was a faithful member of St. James's church and was liberal in her contributions toward the support of the church. When the church was first built she gave a memorial window and a handsome statue. Her funeral was held in St. James's church on Monday morning, and a solemn high requiem mass was celebrated by Rev. James A. Reynolds. The interment was in Mt. Olivet cemetery at Fair View.

James H. Woolley.

James H. Woolley died at Long Branch on Sunday of last week, aged 39 years. His death was caused by a stroke of paralysis, which he received on the Thursday previous to his death. A widow and daughter survive him. He was a member of the Royal Arcanum and the Odd Fellows lodge. He was also a member and one of the trustees of the First Baptist church of Long Branch. He had an insurance policy of $1,800 on his life, and with this and the benefits from the lodges to which he belonged, his widow will receive $7,400.

William McQueen.

William McQueen, a native of Lincroft, but who has been in the insane asylum at Trenton for the past 28 years, died last Thursday, aged 58 years. He was a brother of Mrs. C. W. Thompson of Monmouth street, and his funeral was held on Sunday from her house. The services were conducted by Rev. J. K. Manning and the interment was in Fair View cemetery.

Miss Martha McEwen.

Miss Martha McEwen, a sister-in-law of Rev. S. W. Knipe, pastor of theOceanic Presbyterian church, died last night. She was in her 67th year. She had made her home with Mr. Knipe for many years and had come with him to Oceanic when he first took charge of the church thirteen years ago. The funeral will be held at the Oceanic Presbyterian church on Friday morning at ten o'clock.

Garret V. Carson.

Garret V. Carson died of heart disease at Marlboro on Sunday of last week, aged 72 years. He was born at Hightstown but he moved to Marlboro when he was a boy. One son, John W. Carson of Vineland, survives him.

Blanche Frost.

Blanche Frost, the five-year-old daughter of J. W. Frost of Fair Haven, died of spinal meningitis on Friday. The funeral was held on Sunday and the body was interred at Navesink.

Miss Margaret Bowlles.

Miss Margaret Bowlles died at Freehold on Friday, September 18th, aged 86 years. Her death was caused by paralysis. She had lived at Freehold for about five years.


  • BOWLLES - At Freehold, on Friday, September 18th, Miss Margaret Bowlles, aged 86 years and 5 months.

  • BELDO - At Red Bank on Tuesday, September 22d, Carrie Beldo, aged 16 years.

  • CARSON - At Marlboro, on Sunday, September 12th, Garret V. Carson, aged 73 years.

  • DURYEA - At Long Branch, on Wednesday, September 16th, Clyde Duryea, aged 20 years.

  • FLAVELLE - At Bradley Beach, on Tuesday, September 15th, Andrew W. Flavelle, aged 54 years.

  • FIELDS - IN Eatontown township, on Thursday September 17th, Edwin Fields, aged 84 years.

  • FROST - At Fair Haven, on Friday, September 16th, Blanche, daughter of J. W. Frost, aged 5 years.

  • HERBERT - At Allentown, on Wednesday, September 9th, Samuel Herbert, aged about 70 years.

  • JOHNSON - At Long Branch, on Monday, September 21st, Mrs. Caroline Johnson, aged 71 years.

  • LONGSTREET - At Long Branch, on Monday, September 21st, Harry, son of Theopholis Longstreet, aged 12 years.

  • McCONNELL - At Long Branch, on Monday, September 21st, Mildred V., daughter of A. F. McConnell, aged 3 years.

  • McEWEN - At Oceanic, on Tuesday, September 22d, Miss Martha McEwen, in her 87th year.

  • McQUEEN - At Trenton, on Thursday, September 17th, William McQueen of Lincroft, aged 58 years.

  • O'BRIEN - Near Red Bank, on Thursday, September 17th, Miss Mary C. O'Brien, aged 54 years.

  • SLEIGHT - At Long Branch, on Sunday, September 20th, Harold Sleight, aged 3 years.

  • WOOLLEY - At Long Branch, on Sunday, September 20th, James H. Woolley, aged 39 years.

    Source: Red Bank Register, September 23, 1896

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