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Mrs. Ann Maria VanPelt, widow of Jacob VanPelt, one of the pioneer residents of Keyport, died at the home of her son, Joshua E. VanPelt, at Atlantic Highlands on Saturday, March 6th, aged 86 years. She was stricken with paralysis about ten years ago and for the past nine years she had been bedridden. She was born at Keyport and had lived there all her life until the time she was stricken with paralysis, when she was taken to the home of her son. Two sons survive her. They are Joshua VanPelt and Harmon VanPelt of Brooklyn.
Miss Theresa Ann Cooke died at Holmdel last Saturday at the home of her nephew, Dr. H. G. Cooke, aged 92 years. She had been a resident of Holmdel township all her life and had always been in good health till a few days previous to her death. The funeral was held yesterday and the body was buried in the Brick church cemetery at Bradevelt.
Michael H. Quinn, a veteran of the lat war, who for many years was a watchman in the employ of the Pennsylvania railroad company, died at Freehold on Thursday, March 4th, aged fifty years. His death was caused by pneumonia and heart disease. He was born in Ireland and came to this country when a small boy. He leaves a widow and five children.
William Henderson, who was a private watchman at Asbury Park for a number of years, died at the Memorial hospital at Long Branch on Tuesday of last week. A few days before his death an operation for rupture was performed upon him. He leaves a widow and three children.
William McChesney died of paralysis at Freehold on Friday, March 5th, aged 84 years. He was born at Cranbury and was the last of a family of ten children. His father lived to be 96 years old. A widow and nine children survive him.
Francis Donnell died at his home at Manasquan last Thursday, aged 73 years. Mr. Donnell had been employed by the Pennsylvania railroad for the past forty years. He leaves three daughters and two sons.
Miss Eva Morris, daughter of Mrs. John Roberts, a former resident of Red Bank, died at Freehold on Saturday, March 6th, from consumption. She was twenty years old.
Per the Death Notice Miss Morris was aged 20 years and 8 months.
Mrs. Sarah Clark died at Manasquan last Wednesday afternoon, aged 78 years. Her death was caused by diseases due to old age. Five daughters and two sons survive her.
Hudson - At Manasquan, on Thursday, March 11th, Mrs. James B. Hudson.
Lambertson - In Matawan Township, on Wednesday, March 10th, David C. Lambertson, aged 66 years and 7 months.
McChesney - At Freehold, on Friday, March 5th, William McChesney, aged 84 years.
Morford - At Port Monmouth, on Monday, March 8th, Mrs. Eliza Morfofd, aged 83 years.
Mooy - At Bradley Beach, on Saturday, March 14th, Joseph, son of Frederick S. Mooy, aged 1 year and 11 months.
Reynolds - At Manasquan, on Wednesday, March 10th, Harry Reynolds.
Source: Red Bank Register, March 17, 1897