Obituaries - NJ - 1900 - Miss Annie Woods

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Obituaries - NJ - 1900 - Miss Annie Woods

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Miss Annie Woods Dies From Cancer

Miss Annie Woods of Monmouth street died last Thursday, aged 47 years. Death was caused by cancer, with which she had suffered several years. She had been under treatment for the disease about a year but she kept up until a few days before her death. On the morning of her death she realized that the end was near and she called the family to her and bade them good bye. In the afternoon, while sitting in her chair, she died. Her death was very peaceful and she died without a struggle.

Miss Woods was the daughter of Mary and George Woods, both of whom are living. She was born at Red Bank and had always lived here. At the age of seventeen she learned the dressmaking trade and she had been in the business since that time. She had excellent taste, and her work had a high reputation.

Miss Woods leaves three brothers and a sister. They are George, Frank, Joseph and Miss Mary Woods. Two nephews and a niece also survive her. The niece is Mrs. Albert C. Harrison, Jr., and the nephews are Frank and George Woods children of George Woods, Jr.

The funeral was held on Monday at half-past nine o'clock at the house and at ten o'clock at St. James's church. The sermon was preached by Rev. James A. Reynolds. The floral pieces were very numerous and beautiful. Among them was "Gates Ajar" from Miss Woods's parents, brothers and sister. It bore the words "Sister and Daughter." Another piece was a pillow from the niece and nephews of Miss Woods. This bore the word "Auntie." The body was buried in Mount Olivet cemetery at Headden's Corner. The pall bearers were John Sheehan, George Steele, Dr. P.P. Rafferty, Thomas Norman, John Carney and Joseph Reilly.

Per Death Notice Miss Woods was aged 47 years, 6 months and 22 days.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Apr 4, 1900