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Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - Mrs. Helen Anderson Conover
Mrs. J. Smith (Helen Anderson Bergen) Conover Dies at the Age of Eighty Five
Mrs. Helen Anderson Conover, wife of J. Smith Conover of Atlantic Highlands, formerly of Red Bank, died on Sunday of bronchitis. She was 84 years old and had been ailing for some time.
Mrs. Conover was the daughter of Peter C. Bergen of Bergen's Mills, in Manalapan township. She was a direct descendent of Colonel John Anderson, one of the Colonial governors of New Jersey. She was married in 1841 to J. Smith Conover. For many years after their marriage they lived at Red Bank in the house on West Front street, adjoining J. Trafford Allen's lumber yard, Mr. Conover owning a large tract of land in that vicinity. For twenty years they lived on the Navarro place at Oceanic, now owned by the Hoaglands. Nine years ago they moved to Atlantic Highlands, where Mr. Conover is engaged in the milk business. Besides a husband Mrs. Conover leaves two daughters, Elizabeth and Gertrude, both of whom live at home. Mr. Conover is 85 years old, but he is very active and drives a milk route every morning, no matter how rough the weather. Mrs. Conover also leaves a sister, Mrs. Matthew Perrine of Philadelphia.
The funeral was held yesterday at the house at half-past one o'clock. Rev. Daniel Laughlin of the Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. Conover was a member, had charge of the service. The bearers were C. A. Cruser, Asa Dilts, John woodward and Charles Snedeker. The body was buried at Fair View cemetery.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Dec 11, 1901
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