David H. Wyckoff died on Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Milan Ross of Asbury Park, aged 74 years. About three months ago Mr. Wyckoff fell from a stoop at Ocean Grove and broke his leg and arm. He was taken to the Long Branch hospital, where he remained until two weeks ago, when he was removed to the home of his daughter. His vitality began to fail and the action of his heart gradually grew weaker until his death.
Mr. Wyckoff was born near Holmdel. When fifteen years old he went to Matawan, where he was employed as a clerk in a general store. In 1871 he moved to Asbury Park, where he was employed by B. F. Woolston, a lumber leader(sp?). In 1878 he started in the lumber business for himself. After a few years he sold his business to N. E. Buchanon & co. He remained with them for twelve years and then opened a paint supply store at Asbury park, which was finally taken in charge by his son, Charles F. Wyckoff. At two different times Mr. Wyckoff was justice of the peace and he was also a member of the legislature. He did much toward the improvement of Asbury Park and undertook to settle disputes without lawsuits. In this business he called himself “The Peacemaker.”
Mr. Wyckoff leaves a wife and three children. The children are Mrs. Milan Ross with whom he lived; and Charles F. and William Wyckoff. The funeral will be held at the Asbury Park Methodist church at half-past seven o’clock tonight. The remains will be taken to Matawan to-morrow and will be buried in Rose Hill cemetery.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Feb 7, 1900