New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - Mrs. Sarah (Carlisle) Potter

Mrs. Sarah Potter, Who for Fifteen years Had Been Connected With The Register, Dies of Consumption

Mrs. Sarah Potter died at her home on Broad street last Wednesday afternoon. Death was caused by consumption, with which she had suffered for the past three years. Her health and strength had been failing rapidly for the past year, but she was confined to the house only a little over three weeks, and was confined to her bed about ten days. For five days previous to her death she was unconscious. The funeral was held on Thursday night, and was conducted by Rev. Robert MacKellar. Two anthems were sung at the service. The burial took place at Trinity burying ground on Friday morning.

Mrs. Potter was born in Red Bank and was the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth and Ephraim Carlisle. She attended the Red Bank public school, and was a remarkably bright and apt pupil. At fourteen years of age she entered THE REGISTER office as a compositor, and was employed on the paper from that time until her death, a period of fifteen years. She was a wonderfully capable woman and was thoroughly competent to take charge of either the news department or mechanical department of the paper. Her wide reading, quick perceptions and sound business sense made her not only a very valuable employee, but a wise counselor and trusted friend as well.

About five years ago she married Albert Potter, a stage carpenter, whose time was spent on the road with theatrical companies. He survives her. She leaves one brother, James Carlisle, who was in India when last heard from, about six weeks ago. She also leaves a half-brother, who lives at Keyport, and several cousins, who live at Trenton.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, April 12, 1899