New Jersey Obituaries - July 6, 1898 - John F. Scobey

John F. Scobey, one of the oldest residents of Atlantic township, died last Wednesday after a long sickness. For over fifty years he had lived at Scobeyville, which village was named after his family. Mr. Scobey was born near Spottswood, Middlesex county, in 1822. He was a teacher during his early manhood, but after settling in Monmouth in 1847 he became a manufacturer of farming implements, notably of a grain fan, of which he was joint inventor. His chief interest, outside of his business affairs, was in the public school. Until recently he had for many years filled the office of trustee and clerk of the district. He was a member of the Eatontown Baptist church, and for many years was connected with that church. The funeral was held on Friday at his late residence, Rev. S. R. Cunningham of the Colt's Neck Reformed church officiating. The interment was in the family burial lot in the Colt's Neck cemetery.

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