New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - Mrs. Rebecca (Wolcott) Woolley

Mrs. Rebecca Woolley, widow of James T. Woolley, died at Eatontown early yesterday morning. Death was caused by general debility. She was 81 years old and had been ailing over a year. She was born in Eatontown township and was the daughter of Lydia and John Wolcott, who for a number of years lived on the farm at South Eatontown now owned by Fred Gebhart. She was married on November 5th, 1840 to Mr. Woolley. He died of spotted fever about 1864.

Eight children were the result of the marriage. Three of them are now living. The surviving children are James F. Woolley of Kansas City, Charles M. Woolley of Somerville and Mrs. John Augustus Heyer of West Long Branch. There are also three grandchildren and one great grandchild. The grandchildren are J. W. Heyer and Miss Belle Heyer of West Long Branch and Mrs. G. F. VanHuel of Eatontown. Mrs. VanHuel’s daughter Elsie is the great grandchild. The funeral will be held to-morrow afternoon at half-past one o’clock at the house and at two o’clock from the Methodist church, of which church Mrs. Woolley had been a member for over half a century. The service will be conducted by Rev. D. Y. Stephens. The body will be buried at West Long Branch cemetery.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, July 26, 1899