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New Jersey Obituaries - Red Bank Register - February 17, 1897

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  • Lewis A. Smith died at Little Silver on Monday of pneumonia, aged 70 years. About two weeks ago he was taken sick with the grip, which developed into the disease from which he died. He was born at Eatontown and during his lifetime had lived at Long Branch and Oceanport; but the last 24 years of his life had been passed in the house in which he died. He was a mason by trade and had worked up to the time of his last sickness. He was in the last war and served as a fifer. He leaves six children. They are Mrs. Henry L. Parker, Mrs. Joseph T. Turkington, Lura L. Smith, Constance I. Smith, L. Clifton Smith and Frank L. Smith, all of Little Silver. The funeral took place this afternoon at two o'clock from the house and was conducted by Rev. William Margarum. The body was taken to West Long Branch for burial.

  • John C. Parker of Red Bank died just before daybreak this morning of heart disease, aged 42 years. He had been sick for the past six months, but had been able to be about until a week ago last Sunday night, when he was stricken with another attack as he was going to bed. His suffering during the last week of his life was intense. Just before his death he called his relatives to his bedside and bade them goodby.

    Mr. Parker was a son of the late Capt. H. B. Parker of Red Bank. His wife was Miss Eunice West of Long Branch, who survives him. He leaves no children. The funeral will be held at his late residence on Broad street on Saturday afternoon at half-past two o'clock.

  • Miss Emma P. Williamson of Long Branch died suddenly on Sunday of last week. The night before her death she was visited by some members of her family, and was apparently in good health. The next day her sister, Mrs. Stephen A. Conover, went to her house and found her dead, sitting in a rocking chair. She was the daughter of the late David Williamson and was born at Holmdel August 9th, 1837. She had lived at Long Branch about twenty years. Two sisters, Mrs. Conover and Mrs. A. D. VanDoren, and one brother, John D. Williamson, survive her.

  • Mrs. Margaret Applegate died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John D. Beegle, at Asbury Park on Thursday, aged 70 years. She had been an invalid for three years and during that time was unable to leave her bed. She was born at Fairfield, near Freehold, and moved to Ocean Grove about 23 years ago. Her husband died about ten years ago and since that time she had made her home with her daughter. Two sons survive her, Holmes Applegate of Asbury Park and Rue Applegate of Ocean Grove.

  • John Sylvester of Oak Glen, near Farmingdale, died on Monday of last week of pneumonia, resulting from exposure and exhaustion. He was 46 years old. Several weeks before his death he walked through the snow to Farmingdale to get a doctor for one of his children, who was sick. On his way home he became so exhausted that he had to sit down several times in the snow to rest.

  • Mrs. Catharine Leo died at Oceanic on Friday, aged 72 years. She was born in Ireland and after the death of her husband she came to his country. She had lived at Oceanic for 34 years. Two children, Patrick Leo and Mrs. Thomas Callagan, both of Oceanic, survive her. Her funeral was held from the Holy Cross church at Seabright on Sunday.

  • Walter Henderson died at Lower Squankum on Friday, aged 77 years. He was born in Kitmocome, Scotland, and came to this country in 1857. He lived at Oceanic for nine years, at Fair Haven for twenty-two years, and for the past nine years he had lived at Lower Squankum.

    Per the Death Notice Mr. Henderson was aged 77 years and 5 months.

  • Stephen Merritt of Fair Haven died this morning at the home of his brother, Rufus Merritt, with whom he had made his home for many years. He was 51 years old and unmarried. He had been in delicate health all his life. Death was caused by consumption.

    Per the Death Notice Mr. Merritt was aged 51 years, 1 month and 17 days.

  • Mrs. Mary Quick, wife of James H. Quick, died suddenly at Long Branch on Monday of last week, aged 65 years. Heart disease was the cause of her death. She leaves no children.

    Death Notices:

  • Cooper-At Ocean Grove, on Saturday, February 13th, Mattie B., wife of D. W. Cooper, aged 27 years.

  • Covert-At Keansburg, on Wednesday, February 10th, Johnson Covert, aged 72 years and 2 months.

  • Donahue-At Hillsdale, on Saturday, February 6th, Honora , wife of John Donahue, aged 36 years.

  • Hyers-At Manasquan, on Monday, February 8th, Mrs. Bessie Hyers, aged 24 years.

  • Palmateer-At Asbury Park, on Monday, February 8th, Mrs. John Palmateer, aged 57 years.

  • Richardson-At Long Branch, on Sunday February 7th, Mrs. Ann Richardson of Philadelphia, aged 80 years.

  • Spier-At New York, on Sunday, February 7th, Mrs. Carrie Spier, formerly of Keyport, aged 81 years.

  • Vanderveer-In Manalapan township, on Tuesday, February 9th, Mrs. Matilda Vanderveer, aged about 75 years.

  • Wier-At New York, on Monday, February 8th, Mrs. Winfield S. Wier, formerly of Matawan, aged 58 years.

  • Williamson-At Long Branch, on Sunday February 7th, Miss Emma P. Williamson, aged 60 years.

    Source: Red Bank Register, February 17, 1897

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