New Jersey Obituaries - July 6, 1898 - John King, Sr.

John King, Sr., died at Little Silver early last Friday morning. About three weeks ago he was stricken with paralysis, this being the third stroke he had suffered. He sank gradually until Friday, when he died. He was born at Little Silver in 1814, and had lived there all his life. His birthplace was near the site of the present residence of Dr. Benjamin F. King. In 1836 he married Margaret Borden, daughter of Francis Borden, who survives him. He also leaves two children, William H. King of Little Silver and Miss Celia King, who lived with their parents. In addition to these relatives he left one brother and one sister. The brother is Joseph W. King of Little Silver, the father of Dr. King; and the sister is Mrs. Thomas T. Rogers of Atlantic Highlands.

Mr. King was very well-to-do. He owned the farm where he lived, and he also had considerable money out at interest. He had been a farmer all his life, and he was also in the oyster business for a number of years. During the past few years he had not been engaged in active work. He was very jolly in his disposition, and when his health permitted he made a daily visit to the village store at Little Silver, where he remained an hour or two, cracking jokes with the clerks and customers. He was very fond of ice cream, and in warm weather he almost invariably, in his visits to the store, ordered a quart or more. He was too hospitable to partake of the refreshment alone, and everybody in the store was invited to join with him in eating it.

The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at half-past two o'clock at the house. The service was conducted by Rev. J. W. Lee. The burial was at Evergreen cemetery. The pall bearers were Richard Borden, W. Tabor Parker, John Lippincott, Thomas Lake, Harry White and John McColgan.

Per the Death Notice Mr. King was aged 84 years, 3 months and 10 days.

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