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New Jersey Obituaries - 1900 - Mrs. Sarah Jane (DuBois) Smock
Mrs. Sarah Jane (DuBois) Smock, widow of Daniel Polhemus Smock of Marlboro, died of gastritis last Thursday at the home of her son, D. DuBois Smock of Branch avenue, aged 75 years. Mrs. Smock had been sick four weeks. She had been in good health all her life until about a year ago, when she underwent an operation for the removal of a tumor. Since that time she had been failing in health.
Mrs. Smock was the daughter of Daniel Dubois and was born at Carlisle, Ohio. Her grandfather was Rev. Benjamin DuBois, who was pastor of the Marlboro Brick church over fifty years, being a prominent minister during the Revolutionary war. After her marriage she moved to Marlboro, where she lived until the death of her husband five years ago. She then moved to Matawan and two years ago she came to Red Bank, where she had since made her home with her son, D. DuBois Smock. Mrs. Smock was a member of the Marlboro Brick church and was very active in church work. She leaves five children. They are D. DuBois Smock and Misses Anna and Elizabeth Smock of Branch avenue. Aaron Smock of Broad street and Mrs. Jennie V. Brodhead of Butler, Pennsylvania.
A short service was held at the house on Saturday afternoon by Rev. R. P. Thompson and a service was held at the Marlboro Brick church, Rev. A. J. Martine officiating. The body was buried in the family plot in the cemetery surrounding the church. The pall bearers were Joseph E. Butcher, Joseph A. Johnson, Henry Polhemus and J. Schenck Herbert.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, July 25, 1900
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