Obituaries - NJ - 1900 - John Jeffrey

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Obituaries - NJ - 1900 - John Jeffrey

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John Jeffrey of Oceanic died suddenly of heart disease last Thursday afternoon, aged 78 years. He went to Brown's coal yard, a short distance from his home, to pay a bill. As he neared home he suffered pains about the heart and a few minutes after entering the house he died. As he died without the attendance of a doctor it was necessary to call the coroner, but a burial permit was given without holding and inquest.

Mr. Jeffrey was born at Long Branch. He went to Oceanic when nineteen years old and learned the carpenter trade with William E. Lewis and he had lived there ever since. He married Anna D. Springsteen of Belford 52 years ago and she and five children survive him. The children are Mrs. Mary E. Briggs, Mrs. William H. Pearsall, Mrs. Dewitt Scott, Mrs. Isaac F. Irving and Edward Augustus Jeffrey, all of whom live at Oceanic. He leaves also ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. The great grandchild is the child of Walter Briggs.

Mr. Jeffery has four brothers and a sister at Oceanic. They are Charles, William, Nelson and Whitney Jeffrey and Mrs. Sewing.. Mr. Jeffrey was the oldest of eleven children and Mrs. Sewing is the youngest. Mr. Jeffrey had been a deacon in the Presbyterian church for twenty years.

The funeral was held at the house on Monday at one o'clock and was conducted by Rev. S. S. Knipe. Mr. Jeffrey was a member of the Red Men's lodge. The lodge attended the funeral in a body and sent a pillow of flowers. The pall bearers were also members of the lodge. They were George B. Snyder, William H. Emery, Sr., John McPeak, Henry Riddle and Robert Murphy. The Presbyterian choir sang several of Mr. Jeffrey's favorite hymns. The body was buried at Fair View cemetery.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Nov 21, 1900