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New Jersey Obituaries - Red Bank Register - May 19, 1897

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Mrs. Katharine R. Sutton.

Mrs. Katharine Rutherford Sutton, wife of George Sutton, died at her home on Irving street on Saturday night. She had been sick three weeks and her death was due to blood poisoning. Mrs. Sutton was 27 years old. She was a daughter of Mrs. Arthur A. Patterson and the late Thomas Evans of New York. She was married to George Sutton five years ago last November. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at two o'clock at her late home. Rev. E. C. Hancock preached the sermon and Rev. J. K. Manning was present and assisted in the services. There were many beautiful floral tributes.

The pall-bearers were Charles S. Hill, John H. Mount, George R. Lamb, Amos Tilton, Joseph Burrowes, Jr. and George Holmes. The burial was at Fair View cemetery.

Mrs. Jane E. Cochrane.

Mrs. Jane E. Cochrane of Red Bank died at Janesville, Wisconsin, last Thursday. Her death was caused by paralysis and she had been sick about three weeks. Mrs. Cochrane was 79 years old, and had lived the greater part of her life in Red Bank. She was a daughter of Hugh Wallace, who at one time owned a large tract of land east of Broad street, and after whom Wallace street was named. She was married to George Cochrane of Brooklyn in 1842 and was the mother of eight children. Five of her children are living. They are Mrs. Dolly Venable of Red Bank, Charles Cochrane of Brooklyn, and James and Wallace Cochrane and Mrs. Atkinson of Janesville.

Mrs. Cochrane was buried at Janesville, where she had lived for the past year.

Lewis Wenzer.

Lewis Wenzer of Atlantic Highlands, died on Saturday night from a complication of diseases. Mr. Wenzer was sixty years old. He was born in Germany and had lived in England and France. At the time of the French and German war in 1870 Mr. Wenzer was given 24 hours in which to leave the city of Paris. He came to America and some years later he moved to Atlantic Highlands. He leaves a widow and three sons, Frederick and William Wenzer of Atlantic Highlands, and Eugene Wenzer, who lives in Paris. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, Rev. J. B. Haines conducting the service. The interment was in Bay View cemetery.

Mrs. Sarah F. Midwinter

Mrs. Sarah F. Midwinter died at her home at Oceanic yesterday morning. She was 81 years old and was one of the oldest residents of Oceanic. Her death was due to the infirmities of old age. Mrs. Midwinter was the widow of John S. Midwinter, who died 26 years ago. He (had) been engaged in the manufacture of mops, and his widow conducted the business after his death. Mrs. Midwinter leaves one child, Mrs. Annie Lewis. Her funeral will be held to-morrow at half-past one o'clock, Rev. E. C. Hancock of Red Bank and Rev. S. W. Knipe of Oceanic officiating. The burial will be at Fair View cemetery.

Mrs. Harriet Guernsey.

Mrs. Harriet Guernsey of Oceanic died yesterday morning, aged 71 years. She had been sick two years and for several months had been confined to her bed. She was the widow of Levi Guernsey and had lived at Oceanic twelve years. Two children survive her. George G. Guernsey, a commission merchant of New York; and Mrs. Irene Sutter, who lived with her mother. The body will be buried at Greenwood to-morrow.

Mrs. Clara Belle Bennett.

Mrs. Clara Belle Bennett of New York, formerly of Freehold, died on Tuesday of last week. Her death was caused by a surgical operation which had been performed the day before. Mrs. Bennett was 38 years old. She was the widow of Charles A. Bennett, Jr., of Freehold, who died about two years ago.

Aaron Reid.

Aaron Reid, a well-known resident of Long Branch, died last Wednesday night of cancer of the stomach. He had been sick a long time. Mr. Reid was 43 years old and had been employed by the Keystone ice company many years. A widow and one son survive him. His funeral was held on Saturday.

A Boy Drowned.

Kenneth Thompson, the nine-year-old son of John Thompson of Imlaystown, was recently drowned in a pond at that place. The boy had been fishing with some companions and refused to leave the pond when the other children went home. His body was afterwards found in the pond.

James H. Reid Found Dead in the Road.

James H. Reid, a blacksmith living at Mount's Mills, near Englishtown, was found dead on the road between Englishtown and Jamesburg last Thursday morning. On Wednesday night Mr. Reid was returning home from Jamesburg with a load of coal. He stopped and spoke to James Soden and Frederick Hess. This was the last that was seen of him alive. Early Thursday morning a man named Johnson found Mr. Reid's team and wagon standing in the road. Reid's body lay near the wagon. His head was badly cut and some of the bones of the skull were broken. The wheels had evidently passed over his head, but it is supposed that death was caused by a kick from one of the horses. His hat was found some distance back in the road.

Mr. Reid was 38 years old. He leaves a widow and two children. He was a member of Tennent council of American Mechanics and his widow will receive $520 from this lodge.

A Suicide at Manasquan.

Miss Pauline Bautell, housekeeper for Edward Chamberlain of Manasquan, swallowed a quantity of arsenic on Monday, from the effects of which she died. She left a note saying that she was tired of life.


  • BUXTON - At Asbury Park, on Sunday, May 9th, James Buxton, aged 61 years.

  • BENNETT - At New York, on Tuesday, May 11th, Mrs. Clara Belle Bennett, aged 38 years.

  • CLAYTON - At Jerseyville, on Monday, May 10th, Margaret, daughter of Wilson F. Clayton, aged 6 years.

  • GUERNSEY - At Oceanic, on Tuesday, May 18th, Harriet, widow of Levi Guernsey, aged 71 years and 4 months.

  • LEFFERSON - At Freehold, on Friday, May 7th, Miss Maria C. Lefferson, aged 56 years.

  • MIDWINTER - At Oceanic, on Tuesday, May 18th, Sarah R., widow of John S. Midwinter, aged 81 years and 7 months.

  • MALONEY - at Hazlet, on Friday, May 7th, Patrick Maloney, aged 65 years.

  • REID - At Long Branch, on Wednesday, May 12th, Aaron Reid, aged 43 years.

  • STILWELL - Near Freehold, on Sunday, May 16th, John Stilwell, aged 25 years.

  • SUTTON - At Red Bank on Saturday, May 15th, Mrs. Katherine R. Sutton, aged 27 years.

  • THOMPSON - At Freehold, on Monday, May 10th, infant son of Ornetta and W. Augustus Thompson.

  • WENZER - At Atlantic Highlands, on Saturday, May 15th, Lewis Wenzer, aged 60 years.

    Source: Red Bank Register, May 19, 1897

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