New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - Richard Oliver

Richard Oliver of the Phalanx died last Thursday, aged 64 years. His death was caused by typhoid malaria and a complication of diseases. Mr. Oliver was born at Durham, England. He came to this country in 1857 and settled at the Phalanx. During the civil war he was employed by the government in constructing bridges, converting churches and outbuildings into hospitals, building stockades, etc. At the close of the war he established a canning factory at the Phalanx which he conducted up to the time of his death.

Mr. Oliver was an ardent Republican but took no active part in politics. He leaves a widow, two daughters and a son. The children are Mrs. A. J. Bray of the Phalanx, Mrs. George Ames of California, and Charles L. Oliver.

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