New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - William G. Hitchcock

Wm. G. Hitchcock Died Suddenly Last Night

He Was Found Dead in His Room at Eleven o'clock, Sitting in an Easy Chair

William G. Hitchcock of Broad street died suddenly last night of heart disease, aged seventy years. He had been in poor health for some time, but he was able to be around. He went to his room early last night feeling as well as usual. He sat down in his easy chair as was his custom, and members of his family talked with him until ten o'clock. An hour later he was found dead in his chair.

Mr. Hitchock was born at Windsor, England. He came to this country when he was twenty years old and went to work for the late James H. Peters, Sr., in his hardware store. He worked for Mr. Peters several years and then was taken into partnership with him, the firm being known as James H. Peters & Co. The business was conducted in the old store on the site of the present Peters building. Mr. Hitchcock withdrew from the firm in 1882 and had since lived a retired life. He was a director of the Middletown turnpike company and of the Tinton Falls turnpike company.

Mr. Hitchcock married Emeline Taylor, daughter of Joseph Taylor of Middletown township. She was a sister of the wife of the late James H. Peters. She survives him but he leaves no children. He leaves two sisters and one brother. They are Mrs. George F. Borden and Mrs. W. W. Stout of Red Bank and George W. Hitchcock of Windsor, England.

The funeral will be held on Friday morning at eleven o'clock at the Presbyterian church. The service will be conducted by Rev. R. G. Davey.

Death Notice: Hitchcock - At Red Bank, on Tuesday, October 17th, William G. Hitchcock, aged 76 years. Friends and relatives are invited to attend the funeral on Friday morning at eleven o'clock at the Red Bank Presbyterian church.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, October 18, 1899