New Jersey Obituaries - August 24, 1898 - William Folan

William Folan Drowned

The Keyport Red Men had their excursion to Coney Island last Wednesday. Among those to go were William Folan, son of Thomas Folan, who keeps a saloon at the Keyport car stables; John Aschenbach and Joseph Campbell of Keyport. The trio went in swimming and Folan got caught in the undertow, which was very strong. He was out beyond the life lines at the time and two lifeguards who were stationed on the bathing grounds went after him. He was brought ashore unconscious. For half an hour efforts were made to revive him, but at the end of that time he was pronounced dead. He was 32 years old.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, August 24, 1898