Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - Mrs. Elizabeth Clay

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Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - Mrs. Elizabeth Clay

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Mrs. Elizabeth Clay of Red Bank died at her home on Maple avenue last Thursday afternoon, She had been in feeble health for upwards of ten years. She was the widow of Henry Clay and was 78 years old. She was a native of Dublin, Ireland. She had been a resident of Red Bank since 1848. She leaves six children, three sons and three daughters. The sons are James Clay, who is in the West, and Henry Clay and Robert Clay of Red Bank. The daughters are Mrs. Charles A. McClaskey and Mrs. John H. Cook of Red Bank and Mrs. Arthur E. Smith of Fair Haven. One son died in infancy. The youngest daughter, Sarah, died nineteen years ago, and the eldest daughter, Mrs. R. C. Clark, died five years ago. Mrs. Clay also left a granddaughter and five grandsons. The funeral was held at her late residence on Monday afternoon, the burial service being read by Rev. Robert MacKellar. The burial was in the family plot in Christ church graveyard at Shrewsbury. The bearers were three of Mrs. Clay's grandsons and her three sons-in-law.

(Per the death notice Mrs. Clay was 78 years, 2 months and 13 days)

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Jul 31, 1901

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