New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - Daniel Covert

Daniel Covert, an old resident of Eatontown township, died on Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Amanda West, who lives on the road between Eatontown and Long Branch. Mr. Covert was 78 years old and death resulted from the effects of a recent accident. About two weeks ago Mr. Covert spent the afternoon with his nephew, Preston Wood, who lives a short distance from Mr. Covert's house. He started for home about seven o'clock and Mr. Wood walked part way home with him. Half an hour later Rodney McCloud, a neighbor found Mr. Covert lying in the road in an unconscious condition. He was cut and bruised and was internally injured. He was taken home, but from that time until his death he did not recover consciousness sufficiently to tell how he was hurt, although at times he would recognize members of the family. It is thought Mr. Covert was knocked down by a wagon in which were several drunken men who were driving at a rapid pace along the road.

The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at two o'clock at the house and the service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Morris, pastor of the Methodist church at West Long Branch. Mr. Covert had been a life-long member of this church. The burial was at West long Branch.

Mr. Covert was born in Eatontown township, near West Long Branch, on the farm now occupied by his nephew, John Covert. He had been a farmer all his life, but during the past four years he had done no active labor. He had lived on the farm on which he died about forty years. Fifty-four years ago he was married to Miss Anne Harvey of Oakhurst. She died about nine years ago. He leaves one child, Mrs. Amanda West, with whom he made his home. Mr. Covert had a genial disposition, he was very charitable and he had a large circle of friends.

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