New Jersey Obituaries - September 21, 1898 - Joseph Craig Sickles

Joseph Craig Sickles died at his home on South street at midnight last Wednes-night (sic). Death was caused by cancer of the stomach, from which he had suffered two years. For two months previous to his death he had been confined to the house. The funeral was held on Saturday at his late home at half-past one o'clock, and at Grace church at two o'clock. The service was conducted by Rev. Holmes F. Gravatt. The bearers were Capt. John Worthley, David Allen, John Valentine, Walter H. Morton, Samuel Cullington and John B. Grover, and the interment was in Fair View cemetery.

Mr. Sickles was born near Colt's Neck October 25th, 1834. He was the son of Sophia and John Sickles. About 1860 he married Miss Catherine McGann, who survives him. He also leaves five children, four of whom are married. The children are James Sickles of Nut Swamp; Emma, wife of Samuel Smock of Oceanport; Miss Laura Sickles, who lives with her sister Emma; Hattie, wife of Harry Chadwick of Brooklyn; and Elizabeth, wife of Lewis Crossman of Brooklyn.

Mr. Sickles was a farmer almost all his life and was a good one. He was a man of kindly, generous disposition, and had a large umber of friends and acquaintances throughout the eastern part of the county.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, September 21, 1898