Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - James K. Walling

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Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - James K. Walling

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James K. Walling, a life long resident of Middletown township, died at his home at New Monmouth on Thursday of paralysis of the brain, aged 79 years. On the Tuesday previous he was taken with a dizzy spell at the Port Monmouth steamboat dock but the attack soon passed over. After he reached home he lay down on the sofa and soon afterward he was seized with a severe vomiting spell. A doctor was summoned at once but from that time until his death on Thursday he gradually grew worse.

Mr. Walling was the son of Jane and Elijah Walling and was born between New Monmouth and Keyport. When he was twelve years old he went to Middletown to learn the tanning and currying business with John I. Taylor. He remained in the tanning business for 24 years and for a time he had charge of the business. In the meantime, in 1843, he married Sarah Ann Brower, daughter of Helen Huff and Hendrick Brower, who lived near New Monmouth. In 1858 he gave up the tanning business and went to live on Joseph D. Taylor's farm at Middletown, where he remained fourteen years. Thirty years ago he bought the Richard Roberts place near New Monmouth and he had lived there ever since. He was a successful farmer and he was well thought of by all who knew him. He was a regular attendant of the Baptist church and a liberal contributor toward church enterprises.

Mr. Walling is survived by a wife and five children. The children are Mrs. John Morford, Jr., of New Monmouth and Sarah, Eleanor S., Emily and Edward Walling, who live at home. Another daughter, who was the wife of Adelbert Griggs of New Monmouth, died a number of years ago. He is also survived by two brothers and two sisters. They are Rev. Kelsey Walling of Merchaantville, Wesley Walling of Langhorne, Pa., Mrs. Mary Bailey of Jersey City and Mrs. Theodore VanWinkle of Red Bank. Mrs. Bailey , who is 84 years old, made the trip from Jersey City to New Monmouth, to attend the funeral, unattended.

The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at one o'clock at the house. Rev. William V. Wilson conducted the service. He was assisted by Rev. W. H. J. Parker of Middletown and Rev. M. M. Finch of New Monmouth. The body was buried in Fair View cemetery. The pall bearers were Edwin Beekman, Jacob Taylor, Daniel W. Irwin, Joel Gilson, Joseph D. Frost and Warren Webster.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Oct 2, 1901

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