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New Jersey Obituaries - Red Bank Register - January 20, 1897

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Mrs. Caroline (Cook) Morford, widow of Capt. Tomas Morford, died at her home on Wallace street yesterday morning. She had been in poor health for a long time. About two weeks ago pneumonia set in and she had to take to her bed. Mrs. Morford was born at Long Branch in 1818 and was the daughter of the late William and Mary Cook. She was descended from the Puritans of New England and her grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. A cousin, Isaac Cook, was one of the founders of Chicago, and Cook county, Illinois, was named for him. She was married at Middletown in 1848. Her husband died in 1862. Mrs. Morford had been a resident of Red Bank for thirty years. She was a member of the Baptist church of Middletown. Two children survive her. They are Mrs. W. A. Truex and James Morford, both of Red Bank. Her funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at half-past one o'clock from her late home. The interment will be in Fair View cemetery.

Per the Death Notice Mrs. Morford was aged 78 years.

Mrs. Lydia (Story) Hendrickson, formerly of this county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Boyd, at Ashbowne, Pa., on Monday of last week, after a sickness of a few days. Had she lived till last Sunday she would have been one hundred years old, for she was born January 17th, 1797, at Perrineville. She was the daughter of Joseph Story. She possessed a wonderful memory, especially for Revolutionary traditions, and her mind was clear up to within a few months of her death. She was the mother of eight children, only one of whom, Mrs. Boyd, now survives her. She leaves fourteen great-grandchildren. Her grandson, George Boyd, perished in the Jeannette Artic expedition. Mrs. Hendrickson was an aunt of Mrs. Eliza Ellis of Freehold.

Per the Death Notice Mrs. Hendrickson was aged 99 years, 11 months and 24 days.

Miss Sarah White, the eldest daughter of Collector Esek White, died at her home on Spring street last Friday. She was 41 years old. Her death was caused by Bright's disease, with which she had been sick for over a year. During her sickness she was able to be up and about and she attended to her household duties until the day before her death, when she suddenly grew worse and had to take to her bed. Several hours before her death she became unconscious. Her funeral was held on Monday afternoon from her home. Rev. E. C. Hancock conducted the services and the burial was at Little Silver. The pall bearers were George Twiford, John Stiles, Edgar Brower, Elias Earling, John Combs and Joseph Aul.

Edward St. John died at Oceanic last Wednesday of pneumonia, aged fifty years. He had been sick several weeks. He was born in Ireland, and had lived in this country about thirty years. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon from his late home. The services were conducted by Rev. Edward J. Egan of Seabright. The burial was in Mt. Olivet cemetery at Headden's Corner. Mr. St. John leaves a widow and three small children. The pall bearers were Thomas Chandler, John Curry, Daniel Mulligan, James McGlynn, William Kenney and James Hume.

Miss Emily Minton of Fair Haven, daughter of Thomas Minton, died this morning at the age of seventeen years. She had been sick with consumption for the past eight months. She was a member of the Daughters of Liberty, and her parents will receive a death benefit of $150 from this organization. The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon at the Fair Haven Methodist church and the services will be conducted by Rev. J. P. Turkleson. The burial will be at Little Silver.

John C. Egan died of throat consumption at the home of his father, Patrick Egan, on Chestnut street, last Friday, aged 32 years. He was a brakeman on the New Jersey Southern railroad for a number of years, but had to give up this employment on account of poor health. He leaves a wife but no children. His funeral was held on Monday from St. James's church. The interment was in Mt. Olivet cemetery at Headden's Corner.

Mrs. Lewis M. Selleck Woolley died at West Long Branch on Sunday morning of paralysis, aged 72 years. She had been twice married before her marriage to Mr. Woolley. She leaves two children by her first husband, Mrs. John Marshall and Samuel Selleck of Asbury Park.

Mrs. Hannah Martin, widow of Michael Martin, died of pneumonia at her home in Marlboro township on Monday of last week. She was fifty years old and was a native of Ireland, but had lived in this country for the past thirty years.

Per the Death Notice Mrs. Martin was aged 50 years and 3 months.

Mrs. Jane Butler, wife of John Butler, died of Bright's disease at Keyport on Friday, aged 69 years. She had been married over 48 years. One daughter survives her.

Per the Death Notice Mrs. Butler was aged 69 years and 8 months.

Walter, the five-year-old son of William Dennis of Herbert street, died on Saturday. His funeral was held on Monday.

A Sudden Death
Mrs. Caroline E. (White) Allen Stricken With Paralysis

Mrs. Caroline E. (White) Allen, wife of Charles E. Allen of Middletown, died very suddenly on Monday afternoon. She was as well as usual in the morning. At eleven o'clock she was stricken with paralysis, and sank rapidly until half-past five o'clock at night, when she died.

Mr. Allen is employed by the Cary safe company. He left home on Monday morning to go to Long Branch. He did not hear of his wife's illness until he was going home at night, when he learned on the cars that she was dying. He arrived home just in time to see her breathe her last.

Mrs. Allen was the daughter of Daniel White of Hamilton and was 48 years old last month. She was married 27 years ago. Besides her husband she leaves eight children. The children are Norah B., wife of Robert H. Miller of Irving's Mills; Benjamin F. Allen, Fanny B., wife of Fred Garrabrant of Asbury Park; Eliza, wife of Robert Despreaux of Middletown; and Emma, Tillie T, George W. and Carrie E. The youngest of the children is eight years old.

Mrs. Allen had been a member of the Middletown Baptist church during all the time she had lived at Middletown. The funeral will be held at that church to-morrow morning at ten o'clock. The burial will be at Glendola.

Rev. James R. Mace Dead

Rev. James R. Mace, who was pastor of Grace Methodist church in 1883, 1884 and 1885, died at Camden on Saturday. About six weeks before his death he was attacked with typhoid pneumonia and it was from this disease that he died. He was an ardent champion of temperance. At the time the "no license" board of commissioners was elected in Red Bank he took an active part in the election. He was one of the supporters of the Red Bank public library, but withdrew from the association when the library began to give parties and balls as a means of revenue. At the time of his death he was pastor of the Broadway Methodist church at Camden, the largest church of that denomination in the state. His wife and two children survive him.


  • Jackson-At Red Bank, on Monday, January 18th, John P., infant son of John Jackson.

  • Jones-At Freehold, on Wednesday January 13th, the infant son of Martha and Nathaniel Jones.

  • Rowland-At Long Branch, on Wednesday, January 13th, Mary, wife of P. M. Rowland aged 42 years.

  • Timlow-At Hoboken, on Friday, January 8th, Philip Timlow, formerly of Keyport, aged 25 years.

  • Wilkins-At Bradley Beach, on Sunday, January 10th, Daniel Wilkins, Jr.

    Source: Red Bank Register, January 20, 1897

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