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New Jersey Obituaries - September 29, 1897 - William Henry Smith
William Henry Smith Dies At Fair Haven
He Had Been in Poor Health for Several Years -
His Death Due to Bright's Disease
William Henry Smith died at Fair Haven on Saturday from Bright's disease. He had been in poor health for a number of years. He was a carpenter by occupation, and was 35 years old. He was unmarried and lived with his parents.
Mr. Smith was one of the foremost Republicans of the eastern district of Shrewsbury township. His father is a Democrat, but Mr. Smith became a Republican about the time he became of age, and up to his death he was one of the hardest workers in the Republican party in his election district and in the township. He was a member of the election board of his district ever since the new election law went into effect, and he had been for years inspector of the board of health. He held the latter office at the time of his death, and he was appointed as election officer for the coming year, but his poor health made him resign, and R. D. Chandler of Fair Haven was appointed in his place.
Mr. Smith was a member of United council of American Mechanics of Fair Haven. He was originally a member of the Seabright lodge and was one of the men who started the council at Fair Haven. The funeral was held yesterday at his late residence and there was a very large attendance. About fifty member of United council attended the funeral, and there were delegations from Seabright and Red Bank. The pall bearers were selected from the members of United council, and were Francis A. Little, George W. Smith, Arthur E. Smith, Edgar H. Smith, Rufus S. Merritt and Arthur Minton. The burial was at the Little Silver cemetery.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, September 29, 1897
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