New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - George Bussell

George Bussell Suffocated With Gas

George Bussell of Red Bank, son of Edward Bussell, was asphyxiated with gas at his home on Riverside avenue last Thursday night. He had been out that night with some friends and reached home about four o'clock in the morning. Garrett Morford went home with him and left him at the door. No one else was in the house, his father, Mr. Bussell, being at New York over night. Mr. Bussell returned home Friday afternoon about four o'clock. As he entered the house he detected a strong odor of gas. He went at once to his son's room and found him lying on the floor dead. The shut-off of the gas jet in the room is of the old-fashioned kind that turns all the way around and in turning out the gas Mr. Bussell had turned the shut-off too far around. Young Mr. Bussell was a waterman by occupation and was a fine sailor. He had a genial disposition and was popular with his associates. Besides a father, he leaves three sisters. They are Kittie, Jessie and May Bussell.

The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at two o'clock at the house. Rev. Robert MacKellar conducted the service. The body was buried at Fair View cemetery. The bearers were Isaac and Milford Allaire, Fred Gill, Fred Fisher, Garrett Morford and Harry Wothley.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, December 13, 1899