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New Jersey Obituaries - Red Bank Register - May 5, 1897

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James S. Walling.

James S. Walling, a prosperous farmer living near East Freehold, died last Friday night as the result of injuries sustained in an accident about six weeks ago. On March 29th Mr. Walling was trimming a pear tree and attempted to pull off a limb that was not entirely sawed off. As he pulled, the entire tree fell on him, it being rotten at the trunk. A rib was broken and he was otherwise injured internally. It was not thought that the injury was very serious at the time, as Mr. Walling was able to be out since then. He became worse since and at the autopsy Saturday it was found that the broken rib had punctured a lung, causing an abcess to form. He was in his 52nd year and left a large circle of warm friends. He was an active member of the Freehold Reformed church. He was a son of the late John R. Walling, of Keyport, and was one of a family of seven brothers. He left a widow and three children. A son died a year ago.

Mrs. Mary Denise Conover.

Mrs. Mary Denise Conover, widow of Elisha S. Conover, died at the home of her daughter at Newark, on Friday April 23d. Mrs. Conover lived at Freehold for many years. She was born at Pleasant Valley in 1809 and at her death was 87 years old. Mrs. Conover was the mother of six children, only two of whom are living. Her husband died 53 years ago. She was a member of the Brick church and her funeral was held there on Monday of last week.

Mrs. Esek Henry White.

Mrs. Esek Henry White died at Red Bank on Saturday of consumption, aged 28 years. She had been sick about a year, but her death was still unexpected at this time. The funeral was held on Monday from the house of Mrs. John Garrison on Broad street, where Mrs. White had lived for the past year. The services were conducted by Rev. Robert MacKellar. The body was buried at Rumson. The pall bearers were M. F. Cornwell, Elwood Minugh, M. M. Davidson and John P. Bergen.

Herbert Magee.

Herbert Magee, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Magee of Tinton Falls, died of membraneous croup last Thursday, aged about seven months. The boy was taken sick only two days before his death. The funeral was held on Saturday at one o'clock from the house and two o'clock from the church. The burial was at Holmdel.

Mrs. Rosa McCourt.

Mrs. Rosa McCourt, wife of Michael McCourt, died near Freehold on Saturday, April 24th. Her death was caused by apoplexy. She was 51 years old and leaves a husband and four children.


  • BROWN - At Allentown, on Sunday, April 18th, Philip Brown, aged 68 years.

  • CONOVER - At Newark, on Friday, April 23d, Mrs. Mary O. Conover, aged 87 years.

  • HERR - At Merchantville, N. J., on Thursday April 20th, Rev. Wilmer F. Herr, formerly of Red Bank.

  • HULSE - Near Freehold, on Sunday, April 25th, infant daughter of George Hulse.

  • MAGEE - At Tinton Falls, on Thursday, April 29th, Herbert, son of George Magee, aged about 7 months.

  • McCOURT - Near Freehold, on Saturday, April 24th, Rosa, wife of Michael McCourt, aged 54 years.

  • MORRISON - At West Ocean Grove, on Friday, April 23d, Mrs. Hope W. Morrison.

  • MURDOCK - At West Asbury Park, on Wednesday, April 25th, William Murdock, aged 62 years.

  • PERRINE - In Manalapan township, on Thursday, April 22d, Peter Forman Perrine, aged 68 years.

  • SHAW - At Keyport, on Saturday, April 24th, Edward, son of George Shaw, aged 4 years, 8 months and 9 days.

    Source: Red Bank Register, May 5, 1897

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