Joseph Steele of Little Silver died of consumption on Monday, aged 33 years. He was the son of Matilda and the late John Steele and was born at Little Silver. Mr. Steele had been in poor health for more than a year but had been confined to his bed only a month. He spent two or three months in the Adirondacks last summer thinking that the change might do him good. He was not much benefited, however. Mr. Steele was a fine musician and an artist of good ability. He was well known about here and leaves a host of friends. Besides his mother, with whom Mr. Steele made his home, he leaves three brothers. Edward, George and William Steele. The funeral will be held tomorrow at half-past nine o'clock at the house and at ten o'clock at St. James's church at Red Bank, of which church Mr. Steele was a member. The body will be buried in Mount Olivet cemetery at Headdon's Corner. The pall bearers will be Dr. P.P. Rafferty, Sylvan Seigel, John R. Houlihan, Daniel Dean, Frank Woods and John Bennett.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Apr 18 1900