New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - Calvin H. VanZile

Calvin H. VanZile, who had been a resident of Little Silver for the past twelve years, died on Friday, aged 83 years. He was born at Cedar Grove in 1816. When a young man he learned the wood turning trade. On December 9th, 1840, he married Miss Rebecca Vreeland of Cedar Grove. At the time of his marriage he was part owner of a mill in New York where woodwork for interior and decorative purposes was turned out. Mr. VanZile was recognized as one of the foremost woodworkers in New York city. Among the buildings on which he did the interior work was A. T. Stewart's store, now known as Wanamaker's. Mr. VanZile made a great deal of money, but in later years he lost most of it. His widow and one son, survive him. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon from the house and the service was conducted by Rev. J. William Lee. The body was buried in the Little Silver cemetery.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, August 30, 1899