New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - William Carson

William Carson Dead

He Was A Prominent Republican Of The County

He Was Revenue Collector Under President Harrison and Had Held Several Other Offices

William Carson, a life-long resident of Marlboro township, died early Saturday morning, aged 63 years. Death was caused by a complication of diseases, with which he had been sick about a year. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at his late residence near Holmdel at two o'clock. The service was conducted by Rev. C. W. VanZee, pastor of the Reformed church at Bradevelt. The body was buried in the Bradevelt church yard.

Mr. Carson was born in Marlboro township and was the son of Disbrow Carson. When he was a young man he married Miss Ella Herbert, daughter of William Herbert of Marlboro township. She and one daughter, Mrs. William H. Ely, survive him.

Mr. Carson was a stanch Republican. He was appointed revenue collector for this district and served four years under President Harrison. When his term as collector expired he was elected township committeeman. At the death of ex-Judge Herbert, assessor of Marlboro township, about three years ago, Mr. Carson was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by Mr. Herbert's death. He resigned from the township committee to take this office. About a year ago his health began to fail and this summer Mr. Carson resigned his office as assessor.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, September 20, 1899