Michael Fary of Poplar died last Wednesday of a complication of diseases. He was 76 years old. Mr. Fary
had been in poor health for many years and during the past year he had failed rapidly. He had been
confined to his bed three weeks. The day of his death was the 54th anniversary of his marriage to
Catherine Hall of Farmingdale, daughter of Lydia Morris and John M. Hall. Their golden wedding was
celebrated four years ago. William Fary, only brother of Michael Fary, was married on the same day
as his brother.
Mr. Fary was the son of Lydia and Sylvester Fary and was born at Poplar, where he spent all his life.
He had been a member of the Methodist church for more than sixty years, having joined the old Hamilton
church when he was seventeen years old. He was sexton of the Wayside Methodist church from the time
it was built until a year ago. In his younger days he learned the carpenter trade but he gave this
up and went to farming.
Mr. Fary leaves a widow and eight daughters. The daughters are Mrs. Angeline Smock, Mrs. Mary L.
Fields, Mrs. Oscar Seight, Mrs. Hannah M. Woolley, Mrs. George Hagerman, Mrs. Edward West, Mrs.
Byron VanBenschoten and Mrs. William Davis. Besides his brother, William Fary, he leaves one sister
and two half-brothers. They are Catherine Throckmorton and Henry Fary of Oakhurst and Sylvester Fary
of Oceanport. He leaves 25 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon. The body was buried in the cemetery near the Wayside
church. The pall bearers were E. L. Woolley, Stuart Herbert, John Green, R. L. Carter, Charles
Brand and Bennett Morris.
Wayside Cemetery - including photograph of his gravestone
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Feb 28, 1900