Levi G. Irwin, a member of the firm of Irwin & Nesbitt, plumbers and hardware merchants of Seabright died on Monday, aged 46 years. Death was caused by erysipelas and a complication of diseases. Mr. Irwin had been sick about ten days. He was first taken sick with the grip and this developed into pneumonia. He leaves a widow and two daughters. One daughter, Carrie, attends Peddie institute. The other Mildred, lives at home. A brother and two sisters also survive him.
Mr. Irwin was the son of Levi Irwin of Turkey, who died about five years ago and who left a large estate to his son. Levi G. Irwin was postmaster at Seabright for four years during Cleveland's administration. For six years he was a member of the township committee of Ocean township and for a few years he was treasurer of the township. He was a member of Ashland council of American Mechanics of Seabright, of the Free Masons and Royal Arcanum lodges of Long Branch, and of the Knights of Pythias lodge of Turkey. His family will receive $3,000 from the Royal Arcanum lodge, $500 from Ashland council, and $1000 from the Knights of Pythias lodge. Mr. Irwin's life was also insured in the Equitable life insurance company of New York for $5,000. His family will thus receive $9,500 in death benefits.
The funeral will be held at his late home at one o'clock on Thursday and half past one o'clock at the Seabright Methodist church, of which church Mr. Irwin was a trustee. The sermon will be preached by Rev. W. S. Zane of Williamstown, N. J., a former pastor of the Seabright Methodist church. The service will be in charge of the Free Mason's lodge and Ashland council. Ashland council will turn out in a body at the church. The pall bearers will be members of the Free Mason's lodge of Long Branch, under the direction of the Worshipful Master H. B. Sherman. There will be seven honorary pall bearers from Ashland council. They are P. Hall Packer, E. Wolcott Fary, Dr. Charles A. Reed, Frank Hampton, R. C. Sherman, Edward Welch and C. M. Slayton. The body will be buried in Greenwood cemetery at Long Branch.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Apr 18 1900