New Jersey Obituaries - 1900 - Henry Wilson

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New Jersey Obituaries - 1900 - Henry Wilson

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Henry Wilson of Navesink died on Sunday of general debility, aged 74 years. He had been failing in health for several months but was confined to the bed only three weeks previous to his death.

Mr. Wilson was born in Germany. He came to this country when he was 23 years old. He worked in New York for two years and then went to Leonardville to work for Edward T. Burdge. He worked for Mr. Burdge a good many years and then went to work in the bay. He followed the occupation of a waterman until forced to give up work on account of failing health.

Mr. Wilson was twice married. His first wife was Jane McAdams, who previous to her marriage had worked in the families of Thomas Leonard of Leonardville and Capt. William Johnson of Navesink. She died seven years ago. Four years ago Mr. Wilson married Miss Edith Ware. She and a child, aged about two years, survive him. He leaves also two children by his first wife. They are Mrs. Charles Wilson of Navesink and Mrs. Mary Kelch of Headden’s Corner. Another daughter, Mrs. Harvey Hopkins, died a few years ago.

The funeral was held this afternoon at the house. The service was conducted by Rev. J. C. Lord. The body was buried in All Saints’ burying ground at Locust Point.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, June 27, 1900

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