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Mrs. Joanna (Springsteen) Irwin, wife of Capt. E. W. Irwin, died at her home on Broad street on Friday, aged 61 years. Her death was caused by blood poisoning. She had been confined to her bed for over two months previous to her death. Mrs. Irwin was born at Oceanic and was the daughter of the late Cornelius Springsteen. When she was an infant her father moved to Red Bank and she had lived here since that time. She had been married to Capt. Irwin about 45 years. Two children, Mrs. Georgia Wood and Charles Irwin, survive her.
Her funeral was held on Monday afternoon at two o'clock from her late home. The body was interred in the cemetery at Little Silver. The pall bearers were Capt. C. B. Parsons, Francis White, John W. Mount and John Sutton.
Per the Death Notice Mrs. Irwin was aged 61 years and 3 months.
Dr. David Boyd died at his home on the river bank in East Red Bank last Wednesday, aged 75 years. He was born in New York and lived there until about thirty years ago when he bought his place at Red Bank. Early in his life he was a shipbuilder, but left this in a few years and engaged in the drug business with his father-in-law in New York. He continued in this business until his death, the firm name having been Law & Boyd for the past fifty years. His widow and two children, Mrs. Charles Sickles and Mrs. E. D. Webb, survive him. His funeral was held on Friday afternoon at two o'clock and the interment was in Fair View cemetery.
Thomas H. Matthews, who had been a farmer at Colt's Neck for many years, died on Thursday from pneumonia, aged 74 years. Two children, Charles and Florence Matthews, survive him. His funeral was held on Sunday at two o'clock from the Reformed church at Colt's Neck. The services were conducted by Rev. S. R. Cunningham. The pall bearers were Robert Laird, Levi Scobey, John Smock, John Statesir, Samuel Vanderveer and Daniel Shutts.
Mrs. Philip Shinbar died at Morrisville early on Friday morning of a complication of diseases. She was seventy years old. About three years ago she was sunstruck and from its effects she never fully recovered. Her husband and one daughter survive her. The funeral was held on Monday at nine o'clock at the house and ten o'clock at the Morrisville Catholic church. The service was conducted by Rev. John Tracy. The body was buried at Mt. Olivet cemetery at Headden's Corner.
Mrs. Marie Soden, wife of Jonathan C. Soden, died at Freehold on Sunday of last week from injuries received from a fall, by which she broke her hip. She was 76 years old. Mrs. Soden was born near Tennent church and had lived at Englishtown until ten years ago, when she moved to Freehold. Three children survive her. They are Mrs. Augustus Riley of Trenton; Mrs. Charles Boudreau of Patterson, and Mrs. Matilda Ayres of Freehold.
Lemuel Holston, who had been a resident of Keyport for 37 years, died at that place on Friday, aged 83 years. He was born in Delaware and was a shipbuilder by trade. He helped to lay the keel and timbers of the steamship George Washington, which was the first mail steamer to cross the Atlantic ocean. His widow is 82 years old, and he leaves four children, twenty grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
Capt. James Taylor of Holmdel township died of pneumonia on Monday, after a sickness of two weeks. He was 67 years old and leaves a widow and four children, one boy and three girls. He was born in Holmdel township and had lived all his life on his farm there. For many years he was the captain of the steamboat Holmdel, which plied between Keyport and New York.
Mrs. Ella C. (Walling) Sproul, wife of C. Leroy Sproul of Jersey City, died at that place on Saturday, February 13th, of a tumor of the brain, aged 19 years. She was the daughter of S. P. Walling of Keyport and was born in the Highland lighthouse during the time that her father was keeper of the lighthouse. She was married last June.
Mrs. Euphemia C. (Wilson) Seabrook, widow of the late Aaron Seabrook, died at Keyport on Thursday, aged 83 years. She was the daughter of the late William Wilson of Middletown and was the last of a family of nine children. Her husband died about 26 years ago.
Robert Hulett died at the home of his brother, G. C. Hulett, at Freehold on Tuesday of last week, aged 71 years. His death was caused by paralysis. He was unmarried and had lived in New York until two years ago, when he went to Freehold and made his home with his brother.
Crabtree-At Long Branch, on Sunday, February 14th, Miss Susie F. Crabtree of Franklin, Maine, aged 21 years and 6 months.
Davison-At Freehold, on Monday, February 15th, Reuben R. Davison, aged 43 years.
Enderlie-At New York, on Monday, February 15th, Mrs. John Enderlie of Long Branch.
Herbert-At Long Branch, on Wednesday, February 24th, Miss Hannah Herbert, in her 86th year. Friends and relatives are invited to attend the funeral, which will be held at her late residence on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock.
Holsten-At Keyport, on Friday, February 19th, Alfred Holsten, aged 83 years.
Hulseheart-At Englishtown, on Sunday February 14th, Earl, infant son of John D. Hulseheart.
Jones-At Long Branch, on Saturday, February 13th, Clayton M. Jones, aged 80 years and 2 months.
Layton-Near Jerseyville, on Sunday, February 14th, Mrs. Rebecca Layton, aged 86 years.
Quarrels-At Matawan, on Friday, February 12th, Mrs. Henry Quarrels, aged 38 years and 7 months.
Sherman-At Long Branch, on Monday, February 15th, Mary D. daughter of Alonzo D. Sherman, aged 7 years.
Found Her Baby Dead in Bed
On Monday night of last week Mrs. Charles Morris of Howell township went to bed, taking her baby with her, which seemed in its usual health. In the morning when she awoke she found her baby dead by her side.
Money For A Church
A Bequest To A Church
Most of the Estate of Mrs. Lydia Wyckoff to Go to the First Baptist Church of That Place-Other Wills Probated.
Four wills were probated at Freehold last week. They were the wills of the late Mrs. Lydia A. Wyckoff of Long Branch, John M. Brown of Manasquan, Abraham Thompson of Matawan, and Mrs. Margaret Kelly of Marlboro township.
Mrs. Lydia Wyckoff left to her sister, Rebecca Mason, and to her cousins, Hannah Soons, Nelson Jeffrey and Matilda Sickles, each $10; to Ella Scott, Maria Schanck of Freehold, Rebecca Brinley, Emma Brinley, and Mary Brinley, each $5; to Enos Eastwood, $25; to Martha Campbell, $1, to Samuel S. Scobey, $100; and to the First Baptist church of Long Branch City, $100. The rest of her property she directed to be placed in bank and paid to the above-named church in yearly payments at the discretion of the executor, Samuel Scobey, whom she named to serve without security. The will was made last October and was witnessed by Joseph Stein and Arthur Eddison.
Opposition was made to the probating of the will of John M. Brown of Manasquan. This opposition was made by Thomas S. P. Brown and Lulu P. Zimmerman, but their opposition was afterward withdrawn and the will was admitted to probate. Mr. Brown left $300 to his granddaughter, Lulu Zimmerman, payable within a year from his death without interest. The rest of his property he left to his executor, Frank Durand, in trust to sell or dispose of as he thought best. From the proceeds one-third was to be paid to Mr. Brown's daughter, Addie V. Wainright; one-third to his daughter, Sarah Scheibla; and one-third to his grandchildren, Carrie K. Cox, Joseph A. Brown, Evelyn R. Inman, George Neil, May Brown and Harry Brown, who are the children of his deceased son, John Ashley Brown, share and share alike. The will was made October 26th, 1896, Mr. Brown's signature being witnessed by John S. Fielder and Nicholas Jantzen.
Abraham Thompson of Matawan left to his son, Walter Thompson, his house and lot, containing about three and a half acres of land, on the Holmdel road. To his son Harry, he left his half interest in a lot at Freneau; to his wife, Elizabeth, he left the use of his house and furniture, in lieu of a dower, for life or during her widowhood. Should his son Walter wish to dispose of the property, she is left an annuity of $100 in lieu of dower. Mr. Thompson left to his daughter, Florence, the furniture in his front room or parlor and $150 in cash; to his son Walter, his parlor organ and the furniture of one bedroom; and to his wife the furniture in the bedroom on the first floor of his house. Should there not be sufficient personal property to pay the debts, then the will provides that the real estate shall be assessed in proportion to its value to satisfy the debts. Walter Thompson and Charles A. Geran were appointed executors, but the former renounced his executorship and Mr. Geran will serve alone. The will was executed on March 9th, 1896. N. V. Cottrell and J. Don Cottrell were the witnesses.
Mrs. Margaret Kelly of Marlboro bequeathed all of her estate, both real and personal, to her husband, Patrick Kelly, for life. At his death the property is to go to her children, Sarah J. Kelly, William Kelly and Ellen Kelly, share and share alike. The estate is charged with the payment to her sons, Charles, Patrick, John and James Kelly, and her daughters, Mary Crine and Mrs. Collins, each $5; to her grandson, James Crine, $10; and to her sister, Ellen Shouckwissy, $50. These sums are to be paid as soon as possible after Mrs. Kelly's death. Sarah H. Kelly, William Kelly and Ellen Kelly were named as executors, but the last two renounced the charge and Sarah H. Kelly alone qualified. The will was made on January 22d, 1897. James D. Carton and James Crine witnessed Mrs. Kelly's signature.
Mrs. Mina Sharts has been appointed administratrix for the present of the estate of her husband, the late John M. Sharts, of Atlantic Highlands. This will is being contested.
Letters of administration have been granted in the estate of Eleanor S. Stricklin, to Ira A. Stricklin; in the estate of Mary H. Bertron, to Walter H. Bertron; in the estate of Benjamin Doughty of Fair Haven, to Rebecca H. Doughty; in the estate of James McCormick, to Maria McCormick; in the estate of Sarah E. Davis, to Henry P. Davis; and in the estate of Phebe E. Campbell, to Charlotte G. Cully.
Source: Red Bank Register, February 24, 1897