Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - Porter Teed

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Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - Porter Teed

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Porter Teed of Eatontown died last Friday morning of kidney disease and paralysis. He was about seventy years old. His health ha been failing for the past year and he had lived with Mrs. Mary Demarest since last June. The funeral was held at the house on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. The pall bearers were members of the Eatontown fire department, of which Mr. Teed was a member. They were Edward Haynes, J. E. Borden, Nelson Smock and Whitfield Dangler. Rev. Daniel Y. Stephens of the Methodist church had charge of the service and the body was buried at West Long Branch.

Mr. Teed was born in New York state. When he was a small boy he was adopted by a traveling Methodist preacher named Teed. The preacher came to Eatontown and the young lad learned the painting and wall papering trade, and spent the rest of his life there. He was one of the early promoters of a fire department at Eatontown and had always been an active worker for the department. He had held a number of offices in the town. He was well liked and leaves a number of friends. He was unmarried and no known relatives survive him.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Sep 4, 1901

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