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New Jersey Obituaries - 1902 - Lottie (Hoile) Martin
Married At A Death Bed
Daughter Wedded while Mother Lay Dying
It Was Mrs. Hoile’s Wish That Before Her Death Her Daughter Lottie Should Marry-The Bridegroom Was George Martin
Last Tuesday afternoon at four o’clock Miss Lottie Hoile of Oceanport was married to George Martin, a
motorman for the Red Bank and Long Branch trolley company. The ceremony took place at the bedside of
the bride’s mother and four hours later the house was turned into one of mourning, Mrs. Hoile dying at
eight o’clock that night.
Mrs. Hoile and her daughter had been living at Oceanport for several years. They formerly lived there only in the summer, but they became so attached to the place that they concluded to stay there permanently. During the past three or four years George Martin has boarded with the Hoiles. The young man’s home is in Newark. He fell in love with Lottie Hoile and the young woman became fond of the motorman.
Mrs. Hoile had been sick for some time. She knew of the mutual attachment between her daughter and Martin and she favored the suit. The wedding day was fixed for the latter part of this month. On Monday of last week Mrs. Hoile grew much worse. She appeared confident that her end was fast approaching and she told her daughter of her desire that she should see the marriage consummated before her death occurred.
The young woman told Martin of her mother’s wish and he acquiesced in her wish that the ceremony should be performed immediately. It was arranged that the wedding should take place the next day at four o’clock. Rev. William Hance, pastor of the Eatontown Episcopal church, was sent for, but he could not be found and the services of Rev. Henry Johnson, pastor of the Eatontown Methodist church, were secured instead. The ceremony was performed at the bedside of the dying mother. Four hours later Mrs. Hoile breathed her last.
Mrs. Hoile’s funeral was held on Friday at the house, the service being conducted by Rev. William Hance. The body was buried in Woodlawn cemetery, New York. Mr. and Mrs. Martin are living at the bride’s home.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Apr 16, 1902
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