New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - Hon. William Henry Hendrickson

Wm. H. Hendrickson Dead

He Was Three Times Elected To The State Senate

One of the Wealthiest and Most Prominent Citizens of Middletown Township-The Funeral to be Held To-Morrow

Hon. William Henry Hendrickson died at his home about a mile west of Middletown village on Monday morning. Death was due to kidney disease. He had been seriously sick about a week, but previous to that time he had been in fairly good health for a man of his age. He was in his 86th year.

Mr. Hendrickson was a descendent of the pioneer settlers of Monmouth county, they having located here as early as 1698. Mr. Hendrickson, at the time of his death, owned the original lands upon which his ancestors settled. He was a man of more than ordinary ability, and for three terms he represented this county in the state senate. He had been a member of the board of freeholders, and had held other local positions of trust. He had been for many years president of the Farmer’s and Merchants bank of Matawan. Since his death the family have received many sympathetic letters and telegrams from prominent persons throughout the state who had been connected with him in his political and business career.

Mr. Hendrickson was twice married. His first wife was Miss Elizabeth E. Woodward of Cream Ridge, whom he married in 1839, and who died in 1865. He leaves two children by this wife. They are Henry M. Hendrickson, who farms the homestead place; and Mrs. Wm. H. Barron of New York city. Hon. Charles D. Hendrickson, who died about two weeks ago, was also a son by this wife. His second wife was Miss Rebecca F. C. Patterson, daughter of the late James Patterson, and a sister of Hon. John H. Patterson of Middletown township. She survives him. He leaves two children by this wife, William H. Hendrickson, Jr., who is assistant cashier at the Merchantile (sic?) bank of Red Bank; and James P. Hendrickson, who lives at home.

The funeral will be held at his late residence to-morrow afternoon at two o’clock. Carriages will meet all trains at the Middletown station. The pall bearers will be John H. Willey, Jacob Wyckoff, Garrett S. Luyster, James W. Hoff, William S. Heyer and William S. Crawford.

Per the Death Notice Mr. Handrickson was aged 85 years, 8 months and 17 days.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, February 22, 1899