Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - Mrs. Eleanor V. (Arrowsmith) Roberts

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Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - Mrs. Eleanor V. (Arrowsmith) Roberts

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A Sister of Prof. Arrowsmith Dies At Bayonne.

She Was the Daughter of Major Thomas Arrowsmith, Who Served in the War of 1812, and She Was Born Near Middletown

Mrs. Eleanor V. Roberts of Bayonne, a sister of Prof. S. V. Arrowsmith of Red Bank, died last Friday. She was 78 years old and her death was due to a general breaking down of her health.

Mrs. Roberts was the daughter of the late Major Thomas Arrowsmith, who served in the war of 1812. She was born at Arrowsmith Mills, near Middletown. At an early age she married Daniel Roberts. He was a brother of "Deacon" Thomas Roberts of New Monmouth, Nathaniel Roberts of Leonardville, John Roberts of Lincroft, Mrs Sarah Leonard, wife of Richard Leonard of Leonardville, and Elisha Roberts of Wisconsin, all of whom are dead except Elisha. Mr. Roberts at one time owned the Thompson farm at Leonardville, now owned by the Second national bank of Red Bank, and he and his wife lived there for twenty years. Mr. Roberts sold the farm to the late ex-Sheriff Joseph Thompson. He then went to Toms River and started a furniture store, patterning it after the Peters store at Red Bank. Afterward he took in partnership with him Charles McClees, a brother of P. J. McClees of Riverside drive. Later he sold out to Mr. McClees and bought the large farm near Lincroft, which was afterward bought from him by the late D. D. Withers.

Besides a husband Mrs. Roberts leaves two sons and a daughter. The children are Dr. Edgar Roberts of Keyport, Thomas Roberts of Rahway and Mrs. Preston H. Smith of Bayonne, whose husband is principal of the public school at that place.

Prof. S. V. Arrowsmith of Red Bank is the only surviving member of the family. Four other brothers were Col. George Arrowsmith, Major Thomas Arrowsmith, Dr. Edgar Arrowsmith and John B. Arrowsmith.

Mrs. Roberts funeral was held at Bayonne and on Monday the body was taken to Fair View cemetery for burial. A service was conducted at the cemetery by Rev. C. J. Coote of the Keyport Baptist church.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Jul 24, 1901

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