Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - Moses Coddington

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Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - Moses Coddington

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Moses Coddington Dead

His Death Occurred in Red Bank on Sunday Morning

He Was Seventy-Nine YearsOld and Had Been a Resident of Red Bank for Many Years

Moses Coddington died on Sunday morning at the home of Mrs. John B. Garrison on Broad street, where he boarded. Death was caused by heart disease and pneumonia. He was 79 years old. He was the son of John F. Coddington of Yonkers and his early life was spent on a farm at that place. Part of the farm is now included in VanCortlandt Park. A brother, George Coddington, died at New York on Sunday a week ago. Mr. Coddington had been a resident of Red Bank for many years.

On the Saturday night before his death Moses Coddington, who had become quite feeble, fell in a ditch near his boarding house. When rescued he was almost exhausted. At frequent intervals during the night he called out "Poor George!" "Where is George?" etc.; and all night long his mind seemed to be on his brother. Early Sunday morning his brother died. Mr. Coddington did not know that his brother was sick. He had not heard from him in some time and it was seldom that he spoke of him.

Mr. Coddington was married, but his wife has been dead a number of years. His only child is Mrs. Ella A. Benedict of New York. He was a member of the Methodist church, but always took enjoyment in visiting churches of other denominations. He was a man of strong character and was extremely loyal to his friends. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the house. Rev. Robert MacKellar had charge of the service and he was assisted by Rev. Peter MacFarlane of New York. The body was buried beside that of his wife in the old Rumson cemetery.

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Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Mar 20, 1901

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