New Jersey Obituaries - April 6, 1898 - Richard G. Taylor

Richard G. Taylor of Keyport died suddenly on Sunday of last week. He had been in poor health for several years, but the direct cause of his death was acute neuralgia of the heart, with which he was attacked a few minutes before he died. Mr. Taylor was 77 years old. He was born at Staten Island. He moved to Keyport 55 years ago and since that time he had been engaged in the oyster business. He was twice married, his first wife being the daughter of the late Isaac Walling of Keyport. Mr. Taylor's second wife was Miss Sarah Carhart of Keyport and she survives him. He had been a member of Calvary Methodist church for 45 years.

Capt. Taylor's death leaves but six surviving oyster planters of those who settled at Keyport over fifty years ago. These are E. H. Force, William Maconkey, Benjamin Decker, Sr., Frederick Hammer, Asher Collins and Richard West. Only Mr. Maconkey and Mr. Hammer are now engaged in the oyster business.

Per the Death Notice Mr. Taylor was aged 77 years, 4 months and 7 days .

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, April 6, 1898

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