New Jersey Obituaries - 1900 - William T. Giles

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New Jersey Obituaries - 1900 - William T. Giles

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Death of a Member of the Old Phalanx Association

William T. Giles died at the Phalanx on Thursday of last week, aged 64 years. Death was caused by heart trouble, following an attack of pneumonia. The funeral was held at the house on Saturday. Rev. Robert MacKellar of Red Bank conducted the service. The body was buried at Fair View cemetery.

Mr. Giles was a member of the association known as the North American Phalanx until that association ceased to exist. His father, Edward Giles, attended the organization of the association in 1843 and was one of the earliest subscribers of stock of the association and one of its most loyal supporters. William Giles was born at New York, but his father moved to the Phalanx when he was very young. In 1851 Mr. Giles accompanied his father to California. At the time of the unsettled condition of San Francisco William Giles became a member of the vigilance committee formed for the protection of the people of the city.

Mr. Giles returned to the Phalanx in 1858 and married Miss Julia Bucklin, daughter of John Bucklin, who for many years was president of the Phalanx association. IN 1861 he became connected with the New Jersey southern railroad and had an office at Red Bank. He served that company in an official capacity until the time of its reorganization. Later he went to New Mexico and for several years acted as quartermaster’s agent for General Miles. For the past eleven years he had been in charge of the bureau of letters connected with the gas improvement company in Philadelphia.

A wife and two daughters survive Mr. Giles. The daughters are Mrs. George Bartle of Red Bank and Miss Frances J. Giles, who lives at the Phalanx. He leaves also two sisters, Mrs. Charles Bucklin and Miss Lena Giles. of the Phalanx.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, July 25, 1900

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