A Centenarian Dead
Columbus Drake, who lived between Brownspoint and Oak Grove, in Matawan township, died last Thursday, aged 100 years and 10 days. He was born in the county of Meath, Ireland. He came to this country in 1852 and had lived ever since in the house in which he died. His sister Mary kept house for him. She is over eighty years old.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Jan 17, 1900