New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - William H. Durnell

Died From Heart Disease

William H. Durnell’s Sudden Death

He was in New York on a Business Trip When He Was Attacked With the Fatal Illness-Taken to a Hotel and Died Four Days Later

William H. Durnell of Oceanport died at the Stevens House, New York, early yesterday morning. He went to New York last Friday and was stricken with heart disease while on the street. He was taken to a drug store and was afterward taken to the Stevens House on Broadway. His family was notified of his condition and his wife went at once to his bedside. Dr. E. M. Beach of West Long Branch was telephoned for and he was in almost constant attendance upon Mr. Durnell until his death. Mr. Durnell was 62 years old. He began life at Poplar and afterward taught school in various places in Eatontown and Ocean townships. For several years he was engaged in the grocery business in New York and Brooklyn. Later he engaged in the sewing machine business at Long Branch, and finally in the sale of pianos and other musical instruments. Mr. Durnell was a member of the board of education of Eatontown township. He was married twice, his first wife being Miss Caroline Price of Oceanport. She died about twelve years ago. Three children by this marriage survive him. They are Frank Durnell of Oceanport, Miss Lizzie Durnell, who teaches school at Wolf Hill; and Mrs. May Taber of Long Branch. Mr. Durnell’s second wife was Miss Mount of Port Monmouth. The funeral will be held at his late home on Friday afternoon at one o’clock and at two o’clock at the West Long Branch Methodist church.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, February 8, 1899