Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - Mrs. Mary F. (Chadwick) Tilton

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Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - Mrs. Mary F. (Chadwick) Tilton

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An Old Resident Dead

Mrs. Mary Tilton Dies at the Age of Ninety Years

Mrs. Mary F. Tilton, widow of Amos Tilton, died on Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adelaide Hubbard, wife of Elias Hubbard, on Washington street Death was caused by the grip, with which she was taken sick the Tuesday before her death. Mrs. Tilton had not been in very good health during the winter.

Mrs. Tilton was the daughter of Meribah and the late William Chadwick and was born at Fair Haven on December 3d, 1811. She was married at New York in 1829 to Amos Tilton of Red Bank. For many years they lived on the old homestead property on Prospect avenue now occupied by the Sutphen family. Mr. Tilton was captain of a coasting schooner between New York and the South. He died at Red Bank on January 3d, 1848 at the age of 38 years. Mr. Tilton was a charter member of Navesink lodge of Odd Fellows and he was one of the original trustees of the old Methodist church. Mrs. Tilton had made her home with her daughter for many years. She was the oldest member of the Methodist church and both she and her husband were devout christians.

Mrs. Tilton had seven children, only one of whom is living. This is the daughter with whom she made her home. The other children were Edwin Tilton, who died in infancy; Edwin R. Tilton, father of Edwin and Amos Tilton of Red Bank, who married Eliza Haviland, now Mrs. Levi VanNess of Red Bank; Harriet Chadwick Tilton, who married the late Thomas I. Swannell, father of Joseph Swannell; Olivia, the first wife of A. C. Harrison; and Martha Tilton and Alpheus Tilton, both of whom were unmarried. One brother survives Mrs. Tilton. He is William L. Chadwick of Fair Haven. Mrs. Tilton leaves eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The grandchildren are Harriet, wife of George A. Longstreet; Mamie, wife of Walter E. Boyd; Mrs. Nellie Heisley, Miss Lulu Hubbard, Joseph Swannell, Edward and Amos Tilton and John L. Harrison.

The funeral was held at two o'clock at the house yesterday, Rev. E. C. Hancock officiating. The body was buried at Little Silver. The pall bearers were Mrs. Tilton's four grandsons, Joseph Swannell, Edwin and Amos Tilton and John L. Harrison.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Feb 6, 1901