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New Jersey Obituaries - Red Bank Register - February 3, 1897

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  • Catherine Travers, daughter of John Travers, died at Locust Point last Wednesday of Bright's disease, aged eighteen years. She had been sick with the disease since last November. Up to the time of her sickness she had been a regular attendant at the Navesink public school and was very popular with her schoolmates. Her funeral took place on Saturday and the services were conducted by Rev. T. A. Roche. The pall bearers were William Golden, Arthur Brower, Richard Whalen, John Sweeney, John Caldwell and Joseph Johnson, Jr. The body was buried at Mt. Olivet cemetery at Headden's Corner.

  • Francis King of Oceanic died this morning of old age. He was 92 years old. He was born in Maine, and had lived at Oceanic for the past 35 years. He was formerly a sea captain, and a number of figures of anchors, birds, etc., were tattooed on his arms and legs. He lived with Thomas Holland. He had no near relatives, but Charles T. Allen of Oceanic was a distant connection. Mr. King's wife died about two years ago. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Oceanic Methodist church.

    Per the Death Notice Mr. King was aged 92 years, 4 months and 22 days.

  • Miranda Jones died at Red Bank on Sunday of peritonitis, aged 34 years. She had lived near Red Bank all her life, and had been employed by William Wood of Front street for the past five years as a cook. A week ago last Sunday she was taken sick while at the house of George Williams on Spring street where she died. Her life was insured for $252. The funeral was held this afternoon from the Zion Methodist church, and the interment was at White Ridge cemetery at Eatontown.

  • Jonah Roberts died at Red Bank this morning of consumption, aged 35 years. He had been unable to work for about a year. Previous to his sickness he had been employed by John A. Worthley. He had an insurance on his life of $152. He leaves a wife and one child. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Calvary Baptist church , and the burial will be at White Ridge cemetery at Eatontown.

  • Miss Mary A. Clark of Mattawan died of cancer last week. She was well educated and had been a teacher in Glenwood institute for years. About four years ago she gave up that situation and went to Laurel, Delaware. Last fall she took a posittion (sic) as teacher in the Matawan public school, and this position she filled until last October, when she was compelled to give up teaching on account of her health.

  • Fritz Helmich, a native of Germany, and a resident of this county for forty years, died at the insane asylum at Trenton on Sunday of last week, aged 86 years. He was a blacksmith by trade and for a number of years worked for John McDowell at Milhurst. For the past 25 years he had lived at Freehold, where he made axe handles and mouse traps for a living.

  • Joseph Venable, who lived near Allentown, died suddenly on Tuesday of last week. He was 74 years old. On the day of his death he went to Allentown and after making some purchases started home. About a half-hour later he was found lying in the road near his house in an unconscious condition. He died a few minutes later.

  • Daniel Carpenter died suddenly at Belmar on Monday night. He had retired for the night in seemingly good health. During the night a member of his family had occasion to go to his room and found him suffering intensely. He died shortly afterward. A widow and four children survive him.

  • Miss Mamie Frey, daughter of Anthony Frey of Freehold, died on Thursday, January 21st, aged 32 years. Her death was caused by consumption. She had not been confined to her bed until a few days previous to her death.

  • John Widdis, who had been employed by Chandler & Maps at Long Branch for many years, died on Monday of last week aged 72 years. His death was caused by pneumonia. A widow and seven children survive him.

  • Mrs. Elizabeth Murphy, widow of Peter Murphy, died of dropsy at Manalapan on Tuesday of last week. She was 67 years old and leaves a family of grown-up children.

  • Andrew Hughes died of a complication of diseases at Long Branch on Thursday, aged 41 years. He leaves a widow and three children.
    Death Of A Veteran
    He Had Taken Part in five Important Battles

    Jesse R. H. Collinson, a veteran of the late war, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. L. Bennett, at Fair Haven on Friday, aged 58 years. Mr. Collinson lived at Orange, but about three weeks ago he went to Fair Haven to visit his daughter. On Friday morning at his usual time for getting up he told his wife that he would stay in bed a while longer. An hour or so later he rose and while going down stairs was stricken with paralysis and died shortly afterward. He was a member of Company B. of the 24th Michigan infantry, and during the war participated in five battles, among them being the battle of Laurel Hill and the battle of the Wilderness. At the latter battle he was wounded in the head and was taken to a hospital in Washington. While he was there General Sheridan made a call for volunteers, and although Mr. Collinson was still suffering from the effects of his wound, he left the hospital and went to the front. The wound in his head had troubled him for many years, and the attack of paralysis is attributed to this cause. A widow and nine children survive him. They are Mrs. E. L. Bennett of Fair Haven, Mrs. Charles Conover and George Collinson of Atlantic Highlands, Mrs. William Haviland of Red Bank, and Matthew, Joseph, Charles, William and Evelyn Collinson of Orange.

    The funeral was held from the Episcopal chapel at Fair Haven on Monday afternoon at two o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. F. R. Crozier. The body was interred at Fair View. The pallbearers were veterans of the war and were W. Nelson Little, Lewis Chandler, Pitman Worthley and Benjamin Doughty.

    Killed While Sleighriding

    James McCormack of Holmdel township was thrown from his sleigh about ten days ago while on his way home from Keyport and he was killed. He struck on the back of his head, breaking his neck. His brother, Richard, who was in the sleigh with him, was also thrown out, but was not seriously injured. The dead man leaves a widow and several children. He was 56 years old.

    Death Notices:

  • Cutter - At Woodbridge, on Sunday January 24th, Mrs. William Cutter, aged about 83 years.

  • Fine - At Long Island City, on Sunday, January 24th, Tessie J., wife of John J. Fine, formerly of Keyport, aged 28 years.

  • Matthews - Near Jerseyville, on Thursday, January 21st, Minerva, infant daughter of Augustus Matthews.

  • Polhemus - In Upper Freehold township, on Thursday, January 28th, Job Polhemus, aged 90 years.

  • Schwager - At Asbury Park, on Friday, January 29th, Ruth, infant daughter of Charles Schwager.

  • Thompson - At Perrineville, on Thursday January 21st, Walter, son of Douglas Thompson, aged 10 years.

  • Venable - Near Allenwood, on Tuesday, January 26th, Joseph Venable, aged 74 years.

    Obituary Note:

    Ovens - Louise H. Ovens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ovens, at Middletown, N. J., on Monday, January 11th, 1897.

    Her funeral was held at the residence of her grandfather, Joseph Osborne, on Thursday, January 14th, the Rev. P. K. Hageman officiating. Although but ten years of age, she had endeared herself to the hearts of all who knew her by her sweet, kindly and unselfish spirit. She loved to do something for the relief of the sick and the suffering in the hospitals and it was very fitting that some of the many beautiful flowers at her funeral were afterward sent to the hospital at Long Branch. She has fallen asleep in Jesus, but the fragrance of her life remains.

    Source: Red Bank Register, February 3, 1897

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