New Jersey Obituaries - December 7, 1898 - Elsie Carlile

Elsie Carlile, the eleven-year-old daughter of Elmer Carlile, superintendent of Edward Kemp's farm on the Rumson road, died on Friday from abdominal trouble, with which she had suffered for the past two years. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon at two o'clock from Grace Methodist church. The service was conducted by Rev. Holmes F. Gravatt, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. J. William Lee, pastor of the Little Silver Methodist church. At the service Miss Blanche Spinning sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" and "The Angel's Promise." The Sunday-school class of which Elsie was a member sang "Work Till the Sun Goes Down," and there was also singing by the Sunday-school. Six colored men who were employed by Mr. Carlile, and who were very fond of the little girl, acted as pall bearers. The body was buried at Fair View cemetery.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, December 7, 1898