New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - Harry Dennis

Harry Dennis, aged six years, son of William F. Dennis of Bridge avenue, died on Monday morning of scarlet fever. He attended the public school on Shrewsbury avenue and was in the second grde. He was considered one of the brightest pupils in his class. On Friday he attended school as usual and early Saturday morning he complained of being sick. Dr. William B. Armstrong was sent for and he pronounced the disease scarlet fever. Dr. Armstrong forbid anyone entering or leaving the house. The child lost consciousness soon after it was taken sick, and died on Monday without regaining consciousness. The body was buried yesterday afternoon at Fair View. No one was allowed to see the body and no funeral service was held. A few words were spoken at the grave by Rev. E. C. Hancock.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, June 7, 1899