New Jersey Obituaries - September 28, 1898 - Ansel Spinning

Ansel Spinning, one of the oldest residents of Eatontown township, died at the home of his son, Franklyn Spinning of Ocean Grove, last Thursday.

Mr. Spinning was born at Brooklyn July 10th, 1810. When he was nine years old he moved with his parents to Middletown, and three years later they moved to Eatontown, where Mr. Spinning had since lived. When he was a young man he learned the mason's trade, but he worked at it only a short time. He owned a small farm at South Eatontown and this was his home during all the years he lived at Eatontown. Several years ago he went South, where he spent three years with his son Franklyn. Mr. Spinning was married three times. His last wife was Miss Curtis of Eatontown, a sister of Thomas Curtis. She died several years ago. Mr. Spinning was on a visit to his son at the time of his death.

Mr. Spinning left four children. They are Mrs. John Curtis of Manasquan, Franklyln Spinning of Ocean Grove, Joseph Spinning of New York and Bartley Spinning of Orange. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon at one o'clock at the Eatontown Methodist church and the service was conducted by Rev. F. A. Demaris. The body was buried at Rumson.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, September 28, 1898