New Jersey Obituaries - 1900 - John Murray

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New Jersey Obituaries - 1900 - John Murray

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John Murray, who for the past two years has been employed by Frank C. Byram of East Red Bank, died on Thursday at the home of Charles Burdge of West Front street, aged nineteen years. He had been sick for three weeks with quinsy sore throat, but his death was primarily due to excessive cigarette smoking. Mr. Murray was born at Paterson. When he was seven years old his father died and he and his mother came to work for David Soffel on the Joseph Field farm. A year later his mother left him and she has not been heard of since. Mr. Murray continued to work for Mr. Soffel until two years ago, when he left there to go to work for Mr. Byram. Mr. Burdge’s family had known the young man a long time and they took him to their home when he became sick. A younger sister and two younger brothers survive him. The sister is in an orphans’ home, and the brothers live with an uncle in New York state.

The funeral was held Friday morning at nine o‘clock at St. James’s church. The body was buried at Mt. Olivet cemetery at Headden’s Corner. The pall bearers were James Wise , James Lane, Roger Glennon, Eugene Keough, John Flannery and James Bradley.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, May 23, 1900

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