New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - Thomas J. Stephens

Thomas J. Stephens of New York, son-in-law of David Allen of Red Bank, died in a New York hospital on Sunday from injuries which he had received two weeks previous by falling from his wheel. Mr. Stephens was on his way to Red Bank at the time to visit his wife and family, who were visiting her parents. He was taken to the hospital, where he died. At first it was thought he would recover. Mr. Stephens was 38 years old and for a number of years he was employed as a clerk in James H. Petersís store. Afterward he worked for Hendrickson & Applegate. About sixteen years ago he left Red Bank and opened a shoe store at New Rochelle. Two years later he gave up the shoe business and went to work for the Goodyear rubber company at New York, where he was employed until the time of his death. A widow and two children, a boy and a girl, survive him. The body was brought to Red Bank yesterday and the funeral was held this afternoon at two oíclock from Mr. Allenís house. The funeral was conducted by Rev. E. C. Hancock. The body was buried at Fair View cemetery.

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