New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - Capt. John Walter Mulford

Capt. John Walter Mulford died of paralysis at Keyport on Saturday, aged 74 years. He was stricken with the disease on Thursday afternoon and his whole body was paralyzed. He could neither move nor speak. He remained in this condition until Saturday, when he had another stroke. The last stroke left him partly unconscious and about eleven o'clock on Saturday night he died. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at two o'clock.

Capt. Mulford was born at Union, near Keyport, and moved to Keyport when he was 42 years old. He married Miss Mary Griffen, daughter of Willett Griffen of Perth Amboy. She died thirteen years ago. He leaves four children. They are Frank A. Mulford of Fair Haven, Thomas W. Mulford of Orange, Mrs. Eva R. Mersereau of Brooklyn and an unmarried daughter who lives at home.

Mr.Mulford was a boatman and carried farmers' produce to New York. The last boat he owned was the Lydia White, which sunk off Point Comfort in New York bay about three years ago.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, September 13, 1899