New Jersey Obituaries - February 23, 1898 - Yeff Leonard

Yeff Leonard of Willow street, Red Bank, died suddenly last Saturday morning from the bursting of a blood vessel. He was nursing Shepperd Kollock, who is an invalid, and was lifting him when the blood vessel burst and he died shortly afterward.

Mr. Leonard was born at Holmdel and was nearly seventy yeas old. He leaves three sons and two daughters, all of whom are married. He had lived in this part of Monmouth county all his life, and had been connected with the Baptist church for many years. He was one of the deacons of Calvary Baptist church at the time of his death. He was a man who enjoyed a wide respect, and Calvary church on Monday afternoon, when the funeral was held, was completely filled. The deacons of the church acted as bearers and the body was buried at White Ridge cemetery at Eatontown. The pulpit and the deacon's chair occupied by Mr. Leonard in Calvary church will be draped in mourning for thirty days.

Resolutions of Respect

    At a meeting of the official board of Calvary Baptist church these resolutions were past:

    WHEREAS, We learn with profound regret of the sudden and shocking death of our worthy brother, Yeff Leonard, who for four years filled with credit one of the deacons' chairs of Calvary Baptist church, Red Bank and who at the last deacon meeting was promoted to the senior deaconship; and

    WHEREAS, It has pleased the Almighty God in His wise providence to remove from our midst one whose life has been so full of usefulness; therefore be it Resolved, That we bow in submission to His divine will, and say: "Even so, so seemeth it good to Thee. O Lord." Resolved, That we extend to the bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy in the hour of bereavement, and commend them to the Lord who doeth all things well; and be it further

    Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be re-recorded on the church book, and a copy be sent to the bereaved family, and also published in


    Respectfully submitted,

      REV. S. W. SMITH, Pastor,
          Board of Deacons

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, February 23, 1898